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offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-03-23 19:11 [#02572158]
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LAZY_TITLE


 

offline mermaidman on 2019-03-23 19:44 [#02572163]
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wrong link

LAZY_TITLE


 

offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2019-03-23 23:25 [#02572168]
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i remember kula shaker getting a lot of flak in melody maker
and nme back in the day. crispian mills (the lead singer)
was a real figure of fun, there were upper middle class
trust fund hippie jibes aplenty. tbh they kinda passed me
by. that 303 track doesn't set my world alight though


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-03-24 01:07 [#02572169]
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oh i just made this thread for a laugh

"govinda" is more the song you want. kula shaker guy sang on
a prodigy track, and in an album they put out in 2006 or so,
strangefolk, there's a nice song where they borrow the
bassline from climbatize


 

offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2019-03-24 01:15 [#02572170]
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yeah i know govinda, that was their big hit... i quite liked
narayan on fat of the land but i don't think it's an album
that aged well


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-03-24 03:56 [#02572172]
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LAZY_TITLE

i'm not sure why they decided to do it, but it seems to be
done with love


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-03-24 04:00 [#02572173]
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don't click that last link, it's like terrible 96kbps

this is better


 

offline mermaidman on 2019-03-24 07:24 [#02572177]
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i clicked the last link


 

offline mermaidman on 2019-03-24 07:26 [#02572178]
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didn’t click the better one also


 

offline mermaidman on 2019-03-24 08:55 [#02572179]
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belb witch one did you click did you click the one like
terrible 96kbps as well


 

offline mermaidman on 2019-03-24 08:59 [#02572180]
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crazone witch one did you click you clicked the shitty one
also


 

offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2019-03-24 09:37 [#02572181]
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why are you bothered man? i mean i don't actually believe
you care so what gives, what's the connect 4 all about?


 

offline mermaidman on 2019-03-24 09:57 [#02572182]
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but i do care belb i do care want to make sure you clicked
the shitty link and not the better one


 

offline mermaidman on 2019-03-24 10:07 [#02572183]
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but if you clicked the better please don’t lie to me i can
live with it


 

offline mermaidman on 2019-03-24 10:54 [#02572184]
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c’mon belby don’t be that way i told you witch one i
clicked on


 

offline mermaidman on 2019-03-24 10:56 [#02572185]
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*leaves in sorrow*


 

offline mermaidman on 2019-03-24 11:06 [#02572186]
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LAZY_TITLE


 

offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2019-03-24 12:25 [#02572187]
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glad yr amusing yrself, tedious prick


 

offline RussellDust on 2019-03-24 12:29 [#02572189]
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Used to get drunk and play cards with my mum listening to
Kula Shaker when that album came out.


 

offline mermaidman on 2019-03-24 13:13 [#02572192]
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lol i did amuse myself actually are we a little under the
weather belby pal


 

offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2019-03-24 13:23 [#02572193]
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not particularly mermy, would you like any more attention?
i'll do my very best to satisfy, it must be hard being you


 

offline mermaidman on 2019-03-24 13:40 [#02572196]
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thanks for your concern but i already got what i wanted
so...


 

offline RussellDust on 2019-03-24 13:44 [#02572198]
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And what was it that you wanted?


 

offline mermaidman on 2019-03-24 14:02 [#02572199]
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to annoy


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-03-24 19:56 [#02572210]
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mpr news: to inform, entertain, and annoy


 

offline mohamed on 2019-03-25 19:44 [#02572289]
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i was entertained


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-03-25 19:48 [#02572290]
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My brother had that album I kind of liked it when I was
about 15 I used to sing some of it with my Mate in PE
lessons


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-03-25 19:49 [#02572291]
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yeah govida that's the one I used to sing


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-03-25 19:50 [#02572292]
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belb, epics


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-03-25 19:51 [#02572293]
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yeah trust fund faux hippies is exactly what they were


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-03-25 23:51 [#02572316]
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i always found the "but he grew up rich!" crap to be
irritating. i first heard kula shaker in, like, 2000 or
something. i had no idea the lead singer was rich. i
actually didn't even know what the fuck his name was;
wikipedia wasn't really a thing until a few years later.
then i find that out, along with some fracas about a troll
comment he said to an interviewer, and i thought...
whatever.

govinda, tattva, and others were amazing to me in high
school. i remember in 2006, one of the first times i tried
acid, i wanted to hear kula shaker. it had literally been
years since i'd put them on; just sprung out there. then i
google them on the net and find out they'd just announced
they were reforming, like, a few days ago

i could go on, but he grew up rich, and you've made up your
mind already innit

if you want someone easier to accept, try their bassist,
alonza bevan, seems quite chill


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-03-26 00:03 [#02572317]
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a month or two back i got food poisoning, ran out the store,
bought tea and jell-o. i used to drink coffee every day --
in the morning, then more at work -- but i've stuck with
tea, since. it's much kinder on my bowel


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-03-26 00:25 [#02572318]
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it didn't really bother me that he was rich, maybe his
fascination with orientalism was a bit suspect and contrived
to fit in with a fashion conscious image of the time, but
what bands weren't them days? but really I never thought
more much more than that, I certainly don't begrudge him
being aristocratic, the trust fund hippies remark was jus ta
bit of a laugh


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-03-26 00:31 [#02572319]
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having said that though, I think the class system looms much
larger in England than it does it America, I mean I wasn't
hyper aware of it when I was 15, but the name Crispian
definitely is quite rare around here


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-03-26 00:33 [#02572320]
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if i had to criticize, there is the feeling like they're
recycling what the beatles did with meditation and krishna
and whatever. but, fuck it, the beatles are long gone, may
as well let someone else have it

i know it's a bit of laugh, but i feel like so many people
are introduced to kula shaker this way, and as such, walk in
with a bias; never get to enjoy it. i guess my previous
point was saying: i heard it without any context, and i
loved the music in and of itself.


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-03-26 00:35 [#02572321]
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yeah in reality no one really noticed, the class system was
never a barrier to good art, I mean most of my fave
comedians like monty python were Oxbridge graduates


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-03-26 00:36 [#02572323]
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when i was into kula shaker, i was also super into lorenna
mckennitt. back to my tangent about vocal harmony being a
big part of my metaphor that welt ran away with


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-03-26 00:37 [#02572324]
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LAZY_TITLE


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-03-26 00:40 [#02572325]
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makes me think of something like fairport convention

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offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-03-26 00:43 [#02572326]
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loved this when i was ten, lol. i had no idea who the
fuck jesus was. remember some girl who'd moved up from the
south had me over for a playdate, and she says: can i tell
you a secret?

uh, sure.

"i believe jesus loves us and died for our sins." she showed
me a picture of jesus she kept hidden under her bed. not
sure what to do, not sure who the fuck jesus was, or even
what sin was -- i just said, yes, i believe that too.

good song tho, operator


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-03-26 00:46 [#02572328]
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you should have done that sword of truth, armour of
righteousness pop locking thing


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-03-26 00:48 [#02572329]
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phone call to jesus


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-03-26 00:49 [#02572330]
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i between, a summer camp counselor would play corona's
baby baby and rhythm of the nite to get us to
sweep up the cabin faster. i have to say, there is a
definite parallel.

de dannan was usually more just celtic fiddle stuff but
"half set in harlem" was a strange musical genetic
experiment of an album. i think i should put that on again
sometime soon. been years since i've listened to it, even
operator. i'd peg it at 5-10 years

maybe de dannan is reforming

(presuming they ever quit)


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-03-26 00:55 [#02572331]
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I liked how i wrote elastic man by the fall when i was kid
as it it has stupid lyrics you could annoy your parents
with

LAZY_TITLE

and when I was about 12 this, cos it had swearing in it


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-03-26 00:57 [#02572332]
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I only really listened to whatever brother listened to in
his room, I wasn't very interested in music until I was
about 15 or something


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-03-26 01:04 [#02572337]
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extremely deep interest in music from the start. if i think
back to the very bedrock of my memories, it is listening to
beach boys while building things with legos, six years old.
legos were sort of a mental escape into another world, music
was too, together was even more fun


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-03-26 01:06 [#02572338]
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obligatory

i also remember asking about the strange noise; being told
it was a theremin


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-03-26 01:09 [#02572340]
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I liked the sounds computers and keyboards made but I had
no interest in music really, I guess I was extremely
emotionally immature or something, I did like pink Floyd
when my brother listened to them and stuff like that, but I
never really made an effort to listen to anything by myself
for a while


 

online Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2019-03-26 01:12 [#02572341]
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yes great track,


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2019-03-26 01:30 [#02572348]
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i got my first CD player when i was six; my first CD was the
Beach Boys compilation "Made In the USA"

before that, i had a fischer-price tape recorder, with the
MC microphone. brown. on it, i had a beach boys tape, along
with the two beatles compilations with the stairwell
blue red

my sister owned red while i owned blue. but we were always
trading them off to each other

from there, this other fing i wrote

when i was four or five, i was sitting on the front
steps, playing around with a fischer-price tape recorder. it
had a microphone on a cord, so you could pick up and sing
along to the music. i noticed that it made a strange sound
when i held the microphone up close the speaker.

"what's that sound?" i asked my dad.

"that's microphone feedback," he replied. well, i knew what
a microphone was, but...

"what's feedback?" i asked.

this time, he didn't answer immediately. instead, he got
this look on his face -- distant; frustrated. almost pained.
i would come to know this look well, over the years.
finally, he answered:

"an amplifier makes a sound louder, and when you put the
microphone up to the speaker, it amplifies the same sound
over and over, until what you're hearing is not actually a
real sound, but the sound of the amplifier itself."

the idea that this strange sound was created by the unknown
mechanisms that made my tape player work was absolute magic
to me. it was no longer just a plastic box; it became
something to explore. inside this black box lies mysterious
mechanisms that define what actually makes a sound "real."
years later, i would come to realize that his answer was as
profound as it was accurate.

it had quite an effect on me. i tried to pry the tape player
open. i was sternly told not to.... because prying will snap
the plastic. if you want to take the tape player apart, you
need to take out t


 


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