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Re: I fucking love Slint

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:38 pm
by HedonismBot
AMA with Slint on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/postrock/comme ... _ask_them/
Oh man, I can't believe I missed this.

Re: I fucking love Slint

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:55 pm
by mcbrandt
Those things always end up underwhelming. A lot of fans gushing and a bunch of short one word answers to their questions.

Re: I fucking love Slint

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:22 pm
by blacktiger
PorkyPrimeCut wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:19 am
Any fans of Squirrel Bait here? I often reach for them straight after I've listened to Tweez. A similar era & sound, I guess. Not to mention being amazingly young for the maturity of their output (like Slint).
I’ve been a Squirrel Bait fan since their first record. Their 2 12”s are among the 50 (or less) records that I’ve held onto since the ‘80s. My love of SB was one of the things that kept me from enjoying Slint for many years. It’s only recently that I’ve started to appreciate them in their own right.

Re: I fucking love Slint

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:34 pm
by HedonismBot
mcbrandt wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:55 pm
Those things always end up underwhelming. A lot of fans gushing and a bunch of short one word answers to their questions.
Yeah, I'm reading it right now. Lot's of dumb questions. Really? Another question about sex cakes? Another annoying one is: "OMG, Spiderland, you guys! How did it feel to suddenly realize that you're geniuses?!" etc. Questions like that must make the band feel like their audience can't relate to them on a human level at all.

Re: I fucking love Slint

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:32 am
by SadFuzz
I was on i just asked what they were listening to when they made Spiderland. Todd gave a nice reply but yeah lots of it seemed like people asking stuff that you could either find out in interviews or from the film.

Re: I fucking love Slint

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:15 am
by MatthewK
god Britt was SIXTEEN when they were getting started, not sure how much later this is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96MxID3GK4c

Re: I fucking love Slint

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:41 am
by PorkyPrimeCut
MatthewK wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:15 am
god Britt was SIXTEEN when they were getting started, not sure how much later this is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96MxID3GK4c
I'd been meaning to look at their exact ages. It was only when I saw the film that it dawned on me just how young they all were.

Ethan Buckler - born in 1967
David Pajo - born in June 1968
Brian McMahan - born in January 1969
Britt Walford - born in March 1970

Slint formed in the summer of 1986

Walford was briefly in the band, Squirrel Bait, from 1983 to 1984 meaning he was possibly 13 years old when he was playing like this!

Re: I fucking love Slint

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:50 am
by BoringPostcards
beauzooka wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:33 pm
I was high on cough syrup when I first heard them and we could not believe what we were hearing.
Wow, that's crazy. I was also high on cough syrup when I heard Good Morning Captain for the first time.

Re: I fucking love Slint

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:45 am
by mcbrandt
I was/still am late to the party with Slint. For the last 25 years my favorite bands have listed Slint or Spiderland as their favorite, so you'd think I'd have gravitated towards them earlier. I knew they were influential, but never concerned with searching them out. I think after I watched the doc last year I finally got interested, after attempting to listen to Spiderland on spotify once in a while over the previous handful of years. I still only like the first and last songs. I have been listening to David Pajo's late 90s instrumental albums a lot lately, those are pretty good. I've liked the instrumental songs on Whatever, Mortal for a while due to skate videos, but still haven't gotten into his vocal stuff.

Re: I fucking love Slint

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:08 am
by s_mcsleazy
PorkyPrimeCut wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:41 am
MatthewK wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:15 am
god Britt was SIXTEEN when they were getting started, not sure how much later this is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96MxID3GK4c
I'd been meaning to look at their exact ages. It was only when I saw the film that it dawned on me just how young they all were.

Ethan Buckler - born in 1967
David Pajo - born in June 1968
Brian McMahan - born in January 1969
Britt Walford - born in March 1970

Slint formed in the summer of 1986

Walford was briefly in the band, Squirrel Bait, from 1983 to 1984 meaning he was possibly 13 years old when he was playing like this!
yeah that's what always shocks me. i'm hitting 30 and i've never wrote a song half as good as good morning captain.

i'm a big slint fan. the dude that runs my local record shop knows in into post-hardcore/post rock and when a slint t-shirt came in, he was just like "i'll set it aside for you"

Re: I fucking love Slint

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:55 am
by SadFuzz
mcbrandt wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:45 am
I was/still am late to the party with Slint. For the last 25 years my favorite bands have listed Slint or Spiderland as their favorite, so you'd think I'd have gravitated towards them earlier. I knew they were influential, but never concerned with searching them out. I think after I watched the doc last year I finally got interested, after attempting to listen to Spiderland on spotify once in a while over the previous handful of years. I still only like the first and last songs. I have been listening to David Pajo's late 90s instrumental albums a lot lately, those are pretty good. I've liked the instrumental songs on Whatever, Mortal for a while due to skate videos, but still haven't gotten into his vocal stuff.
I love the Aerial M/Papa M stuff. The self titled and live from a shark cage are two of my faves. The For Carnation album is really good too, you can hear different elements of Slint in those albums well.

Re: I fucking love Slint

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:44 pm
by beauzooka
BoringPostcards wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:50 am
beauzooka wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:33 pm
I was high on cough syrup when I first heard them and we could not believe what we were hearing.
Wow, that's crazy. I was also high on cough syrup when I heard Good Morning Captain for the first time.
Ha ha! We shall forever be bonded as Slint cough syrup brothers! :freako:

Re: I fucking love Slint

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:28 pm
by cestlamort
Spiderland was on heavy repeat for a few years there, but my subsequent world is a little less... angular?
I do regret not seeing the Slint tour however. I was in a bout of "nostalgia gets you nowhere; why should I relive old records" and passed on it (and I'd seen the For Carnation/____ M projects a few times).

Still: better than a friend of mine who had tickets but forgot to write it down in the calendar, only to discover that he'd missed it the next day. Ouch.

Re: I fucking love Slint

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:43 pm
by BoringPostcards
beauzooka wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:44 pm
BoringPostcards wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:50 am
beauzooka wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:33 pm
I was high on cough syrup when I first heard them and we could not believe what we were hearing.
Wow, that's crazy. I was also high on cough syrup when I heard Good Morning Captain for the first time.
Ha ha! We shall forever be bonded as Slint cough syrup brothers! :freako:
I can't believe I fell for Doctor Mom. That shit is like Ketamine. Bad news Brown.
Those crazy Deer Lake boys were doing it after a Lobster Stairs vs The Sliks 2-band battle of the bands in 1998. I was 17 and the guitarist/keyboardist of Lobster Stairs.
We lost to them by a small margin, but made friends for life.
Newfoundland's music scene is an eclectic and drunken mess and a lot of fun.
I won't bother you with our projects, but check out my friend Abbott's band called Geinus. They are heavily inspired by The Jesus Lizard. You can find both his bands on YouTube. His other is called Local Tough, and have a phenomenal lead vocalist.
We've all met David Yow, and are friends with him on Facebook. Our publicist buddy, Elaine hooked us up. He is super chill and polite.
MaggieO is a friend of mine on FB, and she can dig my friendslist, if you think I am needlessly namedropping or lying.
Seriously hear Geinus and Local Tough. Newfoundland is ignored big time.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aksW3I8DyoQ

Re: I fucking love Slint

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:20 am
by Zork
SadFuzz wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:22 pm
I fucking love Slint.
Me too.