funny how there's no "they killed Wata in the mid-00s" despite that album cover, yet Paul McCartney got it cos, what, a license plate in Abbey Rd?
i will listen
might slide in one of their "poppier" album beforehand tho. or (like?) Dear
02-02-2019 06:23 PM
dear is a very cool fusion of just about everything they've done so far.
but my fav (besides rainbow) poppy boris album has got to be:
02-02-2019 06:25 PM
also japanese heavy rock hits (lol) volumes I-IV have some good poppy shit:
02-23-2019 08:05 PM
02-23-2019 10:31 PM
any idea when they're touring US again?
02-24-2019 12:01 AM
maybe after they release a new album.
02-24-2019 12:02 AM
they just finished the europe dear tour so it might be a while tho.
02-24-2019 02:47 PM
one of my greatest regrets of the 2010s so far is that i didn't have this phase 3 yrs ago when they were about to do the US Pink tour, complete w/ those bitchin' shirts
02-24-2019 02:55 PM
ill always regret i didnt see them in 2012. they did a residency type tour, in which they played two nights in each city. first night was their rock n roll "hits." second night was flood.
02-24-2019 02:56 PM
yeah that woulda been positively, what's the word... sinful? no... sweet? maybe. if only there was the perfect s-word that didn't escape me right now, i feel it would perfectly describe the situation!
02-24-2019 03:02 PM
S E I S M I C
02-24-2019 03:04 PM
Josh Baish, a dweller of Denton, Texas embarked on a trek across the state to Marfa to see Boris perform on October 18, 2007. Far exceeding even the wildest expectations of mosh-pit violence, four men assaulted Baish during the show, breaking one of his ribs and chomping off a piece of his ear.
Well, that's pretty fucking nasty, but the Boris crew know how to turn one form of auditory assault into another. While the band were loading out their gear after the show, they found the missing hunk of ear and returned it to Baish, hoping it could be reattached. It couldn't, so Boris did the next best thing - they wrote a song about it.
Early this year, Baish received a copy of Boris' "Statement/Floorshaker" seven-inch in the mail and recognised his story in the lyrics of B-side "Floorshaker," which includes the lines "I found a ripped ear on the floor/This must be yours."
Since doctors couldn't reattach the ear chunk, Baish gave his casualty of rock a notable home - in a jar behind the bar in his venue in Denton, Rubber Gloves.
Baish summed up the experience in an email to Pitchfork: "So basically, I lost my ear and broke a rib at a concert from my favorite band, and they wrote a song about it. I'd say it was worth it."
02-24-2019 03:06 PM
02-24-2019 03:09 PM
lol, jeez. that's one of the craziest 21st century rock stories i've ever heard
02-24-2019 09:32 PM
yep. that's also the only picture in which takeshi smiles. ever.
02-24-2019 10:00 PM
after great consideration i've decided that the best Boris album is the one where every song sounds like the theme from astro boy
02-24-2019 10:05 PM
ah that would be absolutego
02-25-2019 09:35 AM
i thought that was just one long song tho
02-25-2019 09:36 AM
one long thong so
02-25-2019 09:36 AM
one thong song, yo
02-25-2019 10:43 AM
yeah he's poking fun at new album cos it's (mostly) j-pop.
so i fired back with some literal irony.
02-25-2019 11:08 AM
oh that's rich
that's absolute(go)ly rich
02-25-2019 11:10 AM
you know what's rich? smashingjj asking for more "quantity over quality" posting.
what's up with him? what's his "deal"?
02-25-2019 11:24 AM
personally i subscribe to a "senescent" combination of quantity & quality
whether or not you other heathens see it is a problem not of my own!
02-25-2019 11:36 AM
Yes! Above all else, maintain senescence!
02-25-2019 11:37 AM
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02-25-2019 11:53 AM
speaking of heavy rocking, this is a dvd from the heavy rocks/akuma no uta days. riffs upon riffs of senescitude!
02-25-2019 12:25 PM
i actually ordered a physical copy of that exact show last week so i could see it in higher quality, lol