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Old 12-10-2007, 05:44 PM   #31 (permalink)
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And I'll probably like it more
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Old 12-11-2007, 04:48 PM   #32 (permalink)
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112. CURRENT 93 - SWASTIKAS FOR GODDY (1988)

In the whole time I've been on musicbanter I have only ever seen this band ever mentioned by one other person & with all the fans of folk music there is on this board I figured it was about time that more people became aware of them.

Current 93 were put together by David Tibet who had previously worked with Throbbing Gristle's Genesis P Orridge in Psychic TV , he also did the rounds for a bit with 23 Skidoo before forming Current 93 with whoever he felt like working with at that time.

Although this is folk music it's much more darker than that and there's so much more on offer. They didn't become known as the originators of 'apocalyptic folk' for nothing.
Current 93's material has a very spiritual feel topics usually range from Christianity , Buddhism , Paganism , Symbolism , Crowleyism (Which is where the band take their name).In the case of this album mostly it's paganism. It is therefore apt in a way that when Tibet delivers his lines he doesn't sound so much of a folk singer, more that a preist performing an exorcism which helps give the album an extremely rich atmosphere. With the Gregorian chants & operatics in the background in some songs mixing with old English style folk , Choirs , Spoken words and all kinds of interesting things going on in the background you can almost imagine that album being performed in the bowels of some sort of medieval castle.
This has been called by fans of the band as Current 93's 'pop album' in that it is their most accessable work and is a great introduction to the bands huge discography since their formation in the mid 80s , of which I am slowly working through.

Favourite Songs : North , Black Sun Bloody Moon , The Summer Of Love , Beausoleil
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Weird band... I only have Black Ships Ate the Sky and it's very dense and inaccessible. Should check this out as well.
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Old 12-11-2007, 04:55 PM   #34 (permalink)
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That sounds interesting, I am getting it now.
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Old 12-11-2007, 07:56 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Urban. I hate you because I am trying to study for finals and I am too busy searching out these ****ing bands. Please upload the Prisoners album.

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Old 12-11-2007, 09:21 PM   #36 (permalink)
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112. CURRENT 93 - SWASTIKAS FOR GODDY (1988)

In the whole time I've been on musicbanter I have only ever seen this band ever mentioned by one other person & with all the fans of folk music there is on this board I figured it was about time that more people became aware of them.

Current 93 were put together by David Tibet who had previously worked with Throbbing Gristle's Genesis P Orridge in Psychic TV , he also did the rounds for a bit with 23 Skidoo before forming Current 93 with whoever he felt like working with at that time.

Although this is folk music it's much more darker than that and there's so much more on offer. They didn't become known as the originators of 'apocalyptic folk' for nothing.
Current 93's material has a very spiritual feel topics usually range from Christianity , Buddhism , Paganism , Symbolism , Crowleyism (Which is where the band take their name).In the case of this album mostly it's paganism. It is therefore apt in a way that when Tibet delivers his lines he doesn't sound so much of a folk singer, more that a preist performing an exorcism which helps give the album an extremely rich atmosphere. With the Gregorian chants & operatics in the background in some songs mixing with old English style folk , Choirs , Spoken words and all kinds of interesting things going on in the background you can almost imagine that album being performed in the bowels of some sort of medieval castle.
This has been called by fans of the band as Current 93's 'pop album' in that it is their most accessable work and is a great introduction to the bands huge discography since their formation in the mid 80s , of which I am slowly working through.

Favourite Songs : North , Black Sun Bloody Moon , The Summer Of Love , Beausoleil
It's like a light-hearted version of the one I have,
but it still manages to be just as twisted and bizarre.

Awesome.
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Old 12-14-2007, 12:46 PM   #37 (permalink)
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113. HOLLY GOLIGHTLY - TRULY SHE IS NONE OTHER (2003)

If you have ever heard the White Stripes 'Well It's True That We Love One Another' off the Elephant album then you'll know of who Holly Golightly is. Sadly most people don't know any more than that so here is some background. She rose to fame in Billy Childish's all girl garage band Thee Headcoatees recording several albums with them before going solo in the mid 90s and has since put out around 11 or 12 solo albums. Truly She Is None Other , her 9th album is the pick of those and the one that has recieved the most praise , and it deserves all of it.
I'll get one thing straight out of the way , if your looking for originality you won't find it here at all. This is like listening to something that came out in 1964.It's a straight pop album with blues , country and early R&B influences. If you are a fan of the Rolling Stones , The Kinks and The Who's first couple of albums before they became 'rock' bands then you'll know the sort of thing I mean. The main riff from 'Time Will Tell' is stolen straight from 'All Day & All Of The Night' by The Kinks , but thats ok , The Kinks used it on about 5 different songs anyway , In fact the album also features the Ray Davies penned 'Tell Me Now So I Know'. Whatever originality is lacking here is more than made up for with great songwriting. I can't think of a single song on here that I would consider filler material. It's just 13 great 60s retro style pop songs performed well & sung beautifully.
So if you do like what you've heard from her on Elephant what are you waiting for , find this NOW.

Favourite Songs : Walk A Mile , Time Will Tell , It's All Me , Tell Me Now So I Know
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Surprisingly I've never really heard that much Napalm Death apart from Scum.


I love how high David Bowie - Low was in your original 100. It's definitely one of my favourite albums ever as well. The first half is charming/funky/great to say the least, and the second half is atmospheric beauty. Bowie at his best.


To be honest, I'm surprised not to see Kyuss in any of your lists even though QOTSA is. I'm not sure if you've even listened to them, but I feel they're better than QOTSA. Welcome to Sky Valley is also one of my favourite albums ever.

To me, they embody everything that stoner rock should be. The bass is groovy, thumping and really drives the music, the guitar riffs are deliciously crunchy, the leads are nice and bluesy, the drumming is bombastic and the vocals are commanding.
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I didn't mind Kyuss but always preferred Monster Magnet over them.

Then I discovered Hawkwind & decided I liked them more than both of them
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*Note to self*

Get off your arse & do Dylans Desire album before Crowquill gets there.

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