||posted on 9-12-2002 at 18:21|
that although i liked the DIV track....my fav has to be matt's manics choice! it's nice and up beat :D
||posted on 9-12-2002 at 12:30|
||posted on 8-12-2002 at 23:54|
i like the div track best, though i am a manics fan.
plus i hope it will beat the corporate machine and get to xmas number 1, that would be comedy.
||posted on 6-12-2002 at 18:41|
james' song is my fave mp3 of the week - matt and simon both chose shite manics songs!
||posted on 6-12-2002 at 14:29|
i was going to write mondeo, but i kept witing mondo man....which is a similar thing anyway
hope you gig it good!
||posted on 6-12-2002 at 13:47|
I think you mean Mondeo ;)
And the Mondeo fans think Design For life was tha Manics first single and would no doubt be horrified if they were forced to listen to The Holy Bible
(quite possibly the darkest album of the 90s!).
The Mondeo will mainly be at Wembley. Brixton should have a much better atmosphere. Lets just hope they don't play The Everlasting!
||posted on 6-12-2002 at 02:47|
By the way, Hello to Mumbo and FCM- hope you hang around and contribute to our friendly discussions!
||posted on 6-12-2002 at 02:46|
But the Manics don't really have a specific 'sound'. People think they do, ie 'Desgin for life'/ 'Everlasting' (basically indie with lots of
strings and a bombastic chorus). This is bollocks.
GT- overall sound, 'Guns n Roses crossed with the Clash, with a tiny sliver of PE in the lyrics.
GATS- Bon Jovi- esqu rockers (but better obviously), with some of the best guitar solos JDB has ever written. Lyrically quite insular, much
THB - Compressed sheet metal punk, white hot with the perfect mixture of personal/poltical lyrics. Quite diverse- slow/ fast ones. Angry as hell, a
scream of definace to everyone and everything- the ultimate in nihilism.
EMG - The biggie. 'Indie' sounding, very 'produced', (check out that Spector wall of sound), polar opposite to THB. Remembered for the 'we wanna
get drunk song'.
TIMTTMY - Quite unlike anything before, sonically pure, clean sounding (a deliberate move). Sounds much more self defeated and sad than any other
Manic's album. Maybe they had nothing to react against after their first big success?
KYE- a bit of a mish mash, there's no one style so it come across as a collection of songs (some very good, some not so- ranging from torch waving
tributes to full on new wave punk with utterly incomprehensible lyrics about 'Calvinst abstractions')
The new songs are also refreshing diverse, There by the Grace is early New Order (don't even mention the tossers that are Depeche Mode), the b-sides
were amazing, some taking the elctronic shhen even further, while others were stripped back acoustic-y angst, Door to the River is folky, strings-
attached beauty and Forever delayed is a mixture of the washed out synth-y sound they're starting to use crossed with a bit of the old arrogance in
I doubt they'll be many Mondeo drivers at Brixton- I'll encounter them all at Wembley the day before.
||posted on 5-12-2002 at 23:20|
ps. manics sound - the one mr ford fiesta drives
-you wanna hope mr ford fiesta doesnt turn out in their masses for brixton
||posted on 5-12-2002 at 23:14|
still think there is a definte manics sound/formula, its not a bad thing (every band has a sound or a formula)
its just that those songs sounded very manics - what you would typically associate with a manics song
||posted on 5-12-2002 at 15:33|
What a very ood thing to say. I can't think of another band from the 90s who created such a diverse range of albums. Compare the rough, dark
harrowing sound of the Holy Bible with the lush, string driven sound of This Is My Truth and THEN try to tell me they were created with the same
||posted on 4-12-2002 at 23:27|
- i think there is a link with the increase in new members, and people sitting at a computer trying to do assignments!!!
yeah, DiV track is too long, again, think radio edit is shorter
||posted on 4-12-2002 at 21:33|
||posted on 4-12-2002 at 20:07|
Anther new indiesoc member here, just listerned to the Death in Vages track and thought it was dam good. The best of the three (i'm not a manics
I have never listerned to DIV before this and i was impressed, i dont know what there other stuff is like but i will have to find out.
It does seem very oasis like, but as a oasis fan i dont think thats a bad thing. It's a long song (much like oasis, All Around the World anyone?) but
does not seem to long. i did not get board half way through.
Good vocals to from Liam even if he is a twat though. Well thats my two cents.
||posted on 4-12-2002 at 17:32|
(i was just creating the counter argument - it beats doing essays!)
i thought simons song sounded very manics - in the very same way how simon says an oasis song sounds oasis - same formula, etc....thats what i thought
of the manics song...same manics formula
liked it tho....just not as much as my choice
i think the DiV song is remixed slightly for the single....could only find the album mix tho!
COME ON CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1 - and if you think its shit, more the reason to buy it and get rid of the shitty pop acts shitty efforts!
||posted on 4-12-2002 at 13:30|
I quite like DiV even if I don't like Liam (doesn't him twatting a policeman just make him more of a twat?) so I approached this song with an open
mind. And came away very disappointed. It's the most boring song I've ever heard by DiV and Liam's VERY CRAP vocals on it made it even worse.
"Shri-eye-ine" My conclusion - (in my opinion) the song is shit. And the Manics rule.
"Why don't you just F*CK OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
[Edited on 4-12-2002 by Simon Dyson]
|funny coloured mushrooms
||posted on 4-12-2002 at 12:33|
hiya. i guess ure wondering who the fuck this stranger is writing in the forum. well, im a member of the indie soc, i download the mp3s, and i love
death in vegas.:yes:this is not my point by the way. any how, that new DIV song is pretty cool, but doesn't anyone else think it strange that a band
like DIV who ud probably would say fit in the genre of alternative indie dance sorta thing, just adopt the style of music of the person doing the
collaboration with. for example the liam song (well done liam for twatting that german cop!!) just sounds like an oasis song, and the paul weller one,
well...sounds like a paul weller song. dont get me wrong, their great songs, but it just confused me. what a contrast to the contino sessions (if
anyone hasn't got it, u must buy it!!)...and please consider aisha as an mp3 choice....the world derseve to hear it!!!!!!
||posted on 4-12-2002 at 12:17|
Sorry dude, but that's the worst DIV song I've heard!
Mine blatantly wins.
Hey James, what do you think of Simon's manix track? Do you like the lyrics?
||posted on 4-12-2002 at 12:01|
i really thought my choice was best this week!!!
come on...christmas number one.....thats what we need....will be escpecially funny if his toothless!!!!
||posted on 3-12-2002 at 21:57|
The new MP3s are up with selections from Death In Vegas and Manic Street Preachers:
Have a listen, vote for your favourite and then write your comments here.