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Boy I'm out of: Phoenix (a band I've never heard of) Played Madison Square Garden?

Old 10-21-10, 08:31 PM
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Boy I'm out of: Phoenix (a band I've never heard of) Played Madison Square Garden?

When did these guys become popular and are they good or do they suck?
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Re: Boy I'm out of: Phoenix (a band I've never heard of) Played Madison Square Garden

A couple years ago they started getting exposure, this being one of their most well known songs in this Cadillac commercial. I dunno, I like some of their stuff. And some I don't

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Re: Boy I'm out of: Phoenix (a band I've never heard of) Played Madison Square Garden

I first became aware of them from the song Too Young on the Lost in Translation OST:

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Then soon after the alt-rock channel on my cable system put them into heavy rotation.
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Re: Boy I'm out of: Phoenix (a band I've never heard of) Played Madison Square Garden

They opened for The Killers in last year's tour. I thought they were great live.
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Re: Boy I'm out of: Phoenix (a band I've never heard of) Played Madison Square Garden

Originally Posted by Sean O'Hara View Post
I first became aware of them from the song Too Young on the Lost in Translation OST.
That song was on a previous soundtrack, Shallow Hal from '01; it plays in the scene where Jack Black is dancing with the "hotties" on the dance floor.

If their music sounded more like that track, I'd have a higher opinion of them.
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Re: Boy I'm out of: Phoenix (a band I've never heard of) Played Madison Square Garden

I like more than I dislike, but they're not as good as Air (whom they used to back live IIRC). I saw them and Metric opened and totally killed. I would have happily skipped Phoenix after that but my friends wanted to stay (crazy, I know!).
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Re: Boy I'm out of: Phoenix (a band I've never heard of) Played Madison Square Garden

This band is ok, better than most crap that is on the radio. They are becoming known as the "Repeat" band because they write enough lyrics for a 1 min song and stretch them by repeating the lyrics. I'm not talking about verses, I mean saying the same word 10 times in a row. The Chorus for "Falling" is "Falling,Falling,Falling,Falling,Falling", and that is formula for the rest of their songs as well.
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Re: Boy I'm out of: Phoenix (a band I've never heard of) Played Madison Square Garden

I love Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, prob listened to that album 75 times. Yes they repeat lyrics a lot but it fits with the groove they created so I let that fly by.
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Re: Boy I'm out of: Phoenix (a band I've never heard of) Played Madison Square Garden

Phoenix is great, IMO.
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Re: Boy I'm out of: Phoenix (a band I've never heard of) Played Madison Square Garden

Enjoyable band. Constantly played on one of the radio stations I listen to up in the Seattle area.
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Re: Boy I'm out of: Phoenix (a band I've never heard of) Played Madison Square Garden

Originally Posted by cungar View Post
When did these guys become popular and are they good or do they suck?
Surely there are less obvious ways to admit that you are getting old.
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Re: Boy I'm out of: Phoenix (a band I've never heard of) Played Madison Square Garden

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Surely there are less obvious ways to admit that you are getting old.
Get off cungar's lawn!
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Re: Boy I'm out of: Phoenix (a band I've never heard of) Played Madison Square Garden

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Surely there are less obvious ways to admit that you are getting old.
Well I knew that. But I know a lot of young bands (I read Pitchfork damnit!). It trips me out when a band I've never heard plays MSG. In my day only great bands like Led Zeppelin and The Who played the Garden. Now where's my teeth? I need to go play some shuffleboard.
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Re: Boy I'm out of: Phoenix (a band I've never heard of) Played Madison Square Garden

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I like more than I dislike, but they're not as good as Air (whom they used to back live IIRC). I saw them and Metric opened and totally killed. I would have happily skipped Phoenix after that but my friends wanted to stay (crazy, I know!).
They're my least favorite of the French-bands-that-write-English-lyrics bands (I prefer M83 over Air), but I'd still rate them above most American groups.
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Re: Boy I'm out of: Phoenix (a band I've never heard of) Played Madison Square Garden

Ha ha, you're old.

(How does that feel coming from a 47-year-old?)

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Re: Boy I'm out of: Phoenix (a band I've never heard of) Played Madison Square Garden

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Ha ha, you're old.

(How does that feel coming from a 47-year-old?)

Got you beat by 2 years
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Re: Boy I'm out of: Phoenix (a band I've never heard of) Played Madison Square Garden

Local radio plays 1901 (song in the Cadillac ad) waaaaay too much.
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Re: Boy I'm out of: Phoenix (a band I've never heard of) Played Madison Square Garden

Cungar, what radio stations do you listen to? Most alternative channels have been playing Phoenix for nearly two years. They were even on SNL two years ago. Great album IMO. I haven't seen them live yet, but they were on Jimmy Kimmel two weeks ago and he said they were one of the best concerts he had ever seen.
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Re: Boy I'm out of: Phoenix (a band I've never heard of) Played Madison Square Garden

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I like more than I dislike, but they're not as good as Air (whom they used to back live IIRC). I saw them and Metric opened and totally killed. I would have happily skipped Phoenix after that but my friends wanted to stay (crazy, I know!).

I would give your left ball to see Metric live. I played the shit out of their last album.
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Re: Boy I'm out of: Phoenix (a band I've never heard of) Played Madison Square Garden

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Local radio plays 1901 (song in the Cadillac ad) waaaaay too much.
I'm hearing Listomania way more now, but I like the song. So I don't mind.
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Re: Boy I'm out of: Phoenix (a band I've never heard of) Played Madison Square Garden

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Cungar, what radio stations do you listen to? Most alternative channels have been playing Phoenix for nearly two years. They were even on SNL two years ago. Great album IMO. I haven't seen them live yet, but they were on Jimmy Kimmel two weeks ago and he said they were one of the best concerts he had ever seen.
Don't listen to radio. I live in LA and there are no good alt-rock stations. And don't say KROQ because it sucks these days. I do listen to a lot of bands that generate a buzz online: Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear, My Morning Jacket etc. and I have no opinion on this band. Was just surprised to see them playing MSG.
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Re: Boy I'm out of: Phoenix (a band I've never heard of) Played Madison Square Garden

Originally Posted by cungar View Post
Don't listen to radio. I live in LA and there are no good alt-rock stations. And don't say KROQ because it sucks these days. I do listen to a lot of bands that generate a buzz online: Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear, My Morning Jacket etc. and I have no opinion on this band. Was just surprised to see them playing MSG.
I like the 3 bands you mentioned, especially MMJ. Listen to Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, it seems like it's right up your alley.

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