|Tell me about music, m'kay?
||[Mar. 26th, 2007|01:36 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
Specifically, tell me about The Aliens and The Bees. They both have albums|
out that somehow look as though I should like them, but I know nothing
about them. What are they like? Are they any good at all?
I like them both! Not sure I'd be the Aliens albumn, but I will get the Bees one sometime as they do a good line in music to be played outside on a spring day in the garden.
Also - was it you who was talking about the Lucksmiths/Guild League stuff?
I was talking about the Lucksmiths, and have decided they are ace. I don't know about Guild League.
The Bees first album is the only one I really know of theirs. It's got a creditable cover of 'A Minha Menina', but it's not really worth owning just for that. It's very 'chilled' and is the kind of album people say 'it sounds great on a summer day' about. But then, you know, what doesn't.
Instead of their cover, get the original track, by Os Mutantes which is available their album (obv) and on all kinds of compilations, including this one
All I know is that the lead singer of the Aliens used to be the lead singer of the Beta Band.
I've been meaning to have this talk with you for some time, Tim. It's perfectly natural to be curious about how this works, and it's not dirty or shameful at all.
When a man and an alien love each other very much and want to have a baby, the alien sends a replicant that looks like a lady to harvest the man's seed. Then the alien makes a hybrid baby which has half the man's DNA, and half its own DNA. Then the alien takes the man up to its ship and implants the baby into the man's body cavity, and nine months later it bursts forth to dominate the world.
bah, beaten again to the punne!
however, mine was going to involve The Byrds...
2007-03-26 11:23 pm (UTC)
Re: The aliens and the bees
So what do the bees do Daddy? I don't understand.
They spread the black oil
, apparently. I'd stopped watching by that point.
someone here played The Bees the other day (I'm going to assume it's the new album), and we had to take it off after three songs as it was pretty much unlistenable - which is weird, considering their previous output veered more towards the listenable...
The missus loves Free The Bees, which I think is the one previous to this new one.
Jo's right, it veers towards the listenable. But not entirely.
I don't know anything about the bands with those names so I will form an opinion based purely on logic and nonsense. Bees are an excellent insect and so I doubt that the band of the same name could be anywhere near as good. Aliens on the other hand (since they either don't exist or are undiscovered) are rubbish. The corresponding band must be far superior.
Facts aside, I think that means The Bees are better than The Aliens.
I don't much like the Beta Band (except for their last album), but quite like the Aliens; whether that signifies anything, I couldn't really say.
2007-03-26 07:37 pm (UTC)
The Aliens are brilliant
The Happy Song, Robot Man and Setting Sun are all such corkers that the rest of the album could be all my arse and it would STILL be brilliant. Great vids for those 3 tracks - all youtubable. Psychedelic Beatles/Byrds/Floyd overtones, but they rock and they are fun and they are just what one needs to kick you into spring. I have stuck the album on this very second. "Rox" - has an Alabama 3 stomp and a baggy swing to it. Nicer than nice.