I fucking love Slint

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I fucking love Slint

Post by SadFuzz » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:22 pm

I fucking love Slint.
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Post by beauzooka » 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.

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Post by countertext » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:08 pm

Me too.

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Post by SadFuzz » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:47 am

I've listened to Spiderland about 10 times in the last week, its just so powerful and amazing.
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Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:01 am

I never caught them first time around but when they reformed & did their first UK tour - performing Spiderland in its entirety - I was there.

I've only ever been moved to tears twice at a gig. Once was seeing Neil Young, the other time was that Slint gig (I doubt I was the only person welling up too). That album's a masterpiece in its own right but to hear it played live, amplified & elevated to new dizzy heights, to witness just how tight & on top of their game the band were on that night, it really was something else. I think my feet had already left ground by the time those first 3 harmonics rang out.

Yeah, I fucking love Slint too! :)
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Post by SadFuzz » Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:50 am

Tweez is unusual but it has a vibe that I like.
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Post by panoramic » Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:50 am

PorkyPrimeCut wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:01 am
I never caught them first time around but when they reformed & did their first UK tour - performing Spiderland in its entirety - I was there.

I've only ever been moved to tears twice at a gig. Once was seeing Neil Young, the other time was that Slint gig (I doubt I was the only person welling up too). That album's a masterpiece in its own right but to hear it played live, amplified & elevated to new dizzy heights, to witness just how tight & on top of their game the band were on that night, it really was something else. I think my feet had already left ground by the time those first 3 harmonics rang out.

Yeah, I fucking love Slint too! :)
yeah i've only been moved to tears by Dinosaur jr. performing bug in it's entirety, great feeling though
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Re: I fucking love Slint

Post by Grey » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:46 am

If you mention Slint, people are usually talking about Spiderland, but I think Tweez was a solid debut in its own right. Kinda makes me think of an even more experimental Melvins album.

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Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:19 am

Grey wrote:
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If you mention Slint, people are usually talking about Spiderland, but I think Tweez was a solid debut in its own right. Kinda makes me think of an even more experimental Melvins album.
Yeah, it was definitely Spiderland that got me into them.

If I remember correctly it was actually a lucky punt, asking the guy behind the desk at an old indie record shop in Leeds if he had any other Touch & Go bands, other than The Jesus Lizard (who I also absolutely adore!)

Tweez, for me, was a harder album to play regularly from beginning to end. Maybe it was that experimental side to it. I know others raved about it because it had that raw edge, not to mention having Steve Albini splattered all over it. I just preferred the who vibe of Spiderland.

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).
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Re: I fucking love Slint

Post by SadFuzz » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:47 am

Tweez is a good headphones album, partly due to the sounds of someone swallowing at the start of Kent making it unwise to play loud on the bluetooth speaker.
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Re: I fucking love Slint

Post by Jaguar018 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:02 am

I can't totally take Slint. It's powerful stuff and makes me remember one of my best friends, who is now dead, and that time in our lives when everything was up in the air and full of possibility. So it just hits me-- all of the good and bad with this unique sound.

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Post by tdbajus » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:08 am

I loved the Breeders record "Pod" but never really like their other, way more successful stuff.

Brit plays drums on it, I believe, under a pseudonym. Found out about it years later.

It works very well in a Slint mix.

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Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:16 pm

tdbajus wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:08 am
Brit plays drums on it...
You can totally hear it too.

Great album, by the way. Doe & Fortunately Gone are two of my favourite Kim Deal's songs ever.
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Post by tdbajus » Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:27 pm

Every tune on it is fantastic, IMHO.

I think I'm too much of a sourpuss to enjoy the bouncier stuff as much.

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Re: I fucking love Slint

Post by TeenageShutdown! » Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:34 pm

Pod is a terrific album.

Spiderland is a good album to play during a storm. I’ve always loved Washer.

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