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Old 07-25-10, 06:05 PM
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Any Shriekback fans?

I need some album recommedations.
I just got the track Nemesis due to listening to an 80s radion station and love it. I had The Big Hush anyway and need some recommedations please.
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Old 07-26-10, 10:52 AM
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Re: Any Shriekback fans?

That's about it. The only reason I have that album is because the band had the keyboard player from the early XTC albums.
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Old 07-26-10, 03:37 PM
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"Care" and "Oil and Gold" are the two older albums I like best. An underrated album by them is "Sacred City". That one still sounds cool to me today. Stay away from "Go Bang" (horrid mess). I just checked their compilation discs and key tracks are missing from each one, but that could be a way to go. Glad I saw these guys live back in '86.

BTW, lead singer Barry Andrews' son, Finn, is the lead singer of The Veils.
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On a total whim, a record store I used to frequent in Huntington Beach offered me a free pair of tickets to see them back when "Sacred City" had been released. I took my wife and it was easily one of the best live shows we have ever seen. While their output was sometimes spotty, "Oil and Gold" is essential. Not a bad track on the album.
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Old 07-26-10, 04:13 PM
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I like Nemesis. I need to check out more by them.
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Old 07-27-10, 07:26 AM
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"Faded Flowers" is one of my all time favorite songs. I have a great compilation (the Y Records years) of some of their earlier dancier stuff ("My Spine is the Baseline" etc) that's worth checking out if you like the more "upbeat" stuff like Nemesis.
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Old 07-27-10, 05:29 PM
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I just got the track Nemesis due to listening to an 80s radion station and love it.
I submit that Nemesis is the best song ever recorded to include amongst its lyrics the word "parthenogenesis".
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Old 07-27-10, 06:29 PM
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Nemesis is a great song, although I must confess that's the only one of their songs I know.

See, that's why I don't have time for new music---I still haven't even explored all the great stuff from my favorite era, when I was a youngling.
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I had "Big Night Music" and "Oil and Gold" in the late 80''s but the only song I really remember is Nemesis.
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Old 07-29-10, 12:04 PM
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Nemesis and Shark Walk were the only songs I really listened to. I remember asking my chemistry teacher what parthenogenisis meant.
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Old 07-29-10, 01:42 PM
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Oil and Gold, that brings me straight back to high school...
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Old 07-29-10, 04:29 PM
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I'm a fan of the earlier stuff on their first two albums, Care and Tench. Stripped down, bass-heavy tunes of which a couple ("All Lined Up" and "My Spine (Is The Bassline)") are bona fide classics.
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Old 07-29-10, 04:50 PM
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Yep, rabid fan. If you can find them get 'The Infinite' (compilation) and 'Evolution' (another comp), 'Big Night Music' too. (Plus the rest of 'Oil and Gold.)
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Old 08-01-10, 03:27 PM
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Thanks for the recommendations.
TBH, I thought this thread had died after the 1 response.
Will go hunting later.
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Old 08-03-10, 01:52 AM
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My Spine Is The Bassline .. is the song that caught me from the start.

That they had the bass-player from Gang Of Four also meant I just had to check Shriekback out.
imho, the Gang Of Four were the best British Punk band.
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