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xleox wrote:
Joe C wrote:

Casket Lottery are pretty OK

...says the guy whos admitted he likes Boy Sets Fire and who posted above he would have never gotten into 'hardcore' if it wasn't for Steve 'er...er..er..' Lamaq playing At the Drive in on the radio...

Mate get a sense of humour about yourself, did you not like shit music when you were 14? BSF are a joke of a band, but when you've only heard Oasis and you're 14 and just started fancing girls they sound pretty good.

Do all the people who got into punk by seeing Sex Pistols on top of the pops in 77 need to hand in their resignation at punk HQ also?

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leo just likes winding people up joe, don't take it seriously.

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I liked Muse when I was 14 because I heard them on Steve Lamacq.

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I'm not ashamed to say that I owe a lot to Steve Lamacq and the Evening Session back in the day, itopened up a world of bands to me.

It was the first place I heard China Drum, Cable, Mega City Four, Snuff, Urusei Yatsura and loads of other bands that acted as a gateway into bigger things. Some of the coverage from the Sound City's they  did was brilliant.

I saw ATDI at Leeds in 2000 but had barely had any idea who they were as I'd only heard Vaya, cracking live band though.

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oubliette wrote:

It was the first place I heard China Drum

me too, amazing cover of Wuthering Heights on Caught in Session as I recall.

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johnbearandrews wrote:
oubliette wrote:

It was the first place I heard China Drum

me too, amazing cover of Wuthering Heights on Caught in Session as I recall.

Damn right! I was naive enough to buy the 2x tape collection they put out just for Wuthering Heights (I bought Goosefair on tape and I don't think there was a bonus track on it).

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www.google.com wrote:

not really aimed at anyone in this thread, or what i was getting at, but whatever. basically my point was people always kneejerk about reformations being the worst thing in music, when really it's not your call that 4 or 5 people 400 miles away fancied playing some songs potentially once or twice. it's not exactly peter hook doing 'unknown pleasures' by himself, is it?

i loathe the stone roses and don't care they've reformed, i'm not looking for a medal for it though. in saying that, i would wear that.

Word.  Personally I have no idea what the motivations behind the ATDI reunion are - maybe they are completely cynical and monetary reasons, maybe they got bored and started hanging out again and pining to tour again, maybe they got bored of whatever obnoxious shite Omar has been releasing on his own and decided to make a musical intervention to save us all?  All the same, with a lot of the negativity in this thread, I am genuinely interested if anyone has any information on why specifically the reasons behind the reunion are cynically motivated?  I mean I accept that it would be naive to assume there isn't some kind of monetary angle to it - but it also seems snobbish to assert that everything about it is bullshit without providing any kind of information about it.  I mean if you played in a band with a big following for years and presumably had an awesome time doing it before it fell apart, and then made friends with the people involved, surely you'd perhaps pine to do it again?  Obviously, most people wouldn't do that and not have the opportunity - whereas ATDI still have a big fanbase of people who would love to see them and did not get to see them first time around.  Maybe they will play shitty big venues, they probably will, I don't know.  But I can guarantee if their reunion was limited to secret shows in small venues, you would conversely get calls of elitism and playing unrealistic spaces that don't give all the people who want to see them a fair opportunity to do so at the expense of music press insiders and general dicks.

Personally I have no idea why they have decided to reform, I could guess, but I have no idea.  I loved ATDI and still love a lot of their records, so if it wasn't too expensive I'd want to go and see them as I never got to watch them (they split up just before I started going to shows on my own when I was in my teens).  Could be awful, could be great, but i'd be interested to see it anyhow.  I get the vibe that a lot of the anger about speculating as to the reasons for the reunion comes across more as cover for "I don't like ATDI much and I am sick of people talking about it", which is fair enough, pretty much how I felt about the Descendents and Refused reunions.  Myself, I am finding it just as annoying seeing everyone posting "OMG DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE REUNION?!?!" on facebook etc. as I am seeing "GUYS JUST SO YOU KNOW I DON'T CARE ABOUT THE REUNION".

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Also, how many people on here were losing their shit over that voorhees reunion the other year? I understand the show was probably a bit more 'punk' than this tour will probably be, but It's the same principle.

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oubliette wrote:

I'm not ashamed to say that I owe a lot to Steve Lamacq and the Evening Session back in the day, itopened up a world of bands to me.

It was the first place I heard China Drum, Cable, Mega City Four, Snuff, Urusei Yatsura and loads of other bands that acted as a gateway into bigger things. Some of the coverage from the Sound City's they  did was brilliant.

Evening session followed by Peel was my gateway to music also. Lamacq might well be an annoying twerp, but certainly later on in his show (when I wa slistenign to it), he did play some genuinely good music (not just punk/hc/whatever) which was quite a lot more inventive and unusual than the speciallist shows now.

Which reminds me of the "punk" show by Mike Davis. eurgh

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Gloom wrote:
oubliette wrote:

I'm not ashamed to say that I owe a lot to Steve Lamacq and the Evening Session back in the day, itopened up a world of bands to me.

It was the first place I heard China Drum, Cable, Mega City Four, Snuff, Urusei Yatsura and loads of other bands that acted as a gateway into bigger things. Some of the coverage from the Sound City's they  did was brilliant.

Evening session followed by Peel was my gateway to music also. Lamacq might well be an annoying twerp, but certainly later on in his show (when I wa slistenign to it), he did play some genuinely good music (not just punk/hc/whatever) which was quite a lot more inventive and unusual than the speciallist shows now.

Which reminds me of the "punk" show by Mike Davis. eurgh

Do you remember when it was Evening Session 7-9, and then a different show every night at 9 for an hour? I remember there being a Greg Proops comedy one (Monday I think) and there was a Collins & Maconie Round Table show (Thursday?), then Peel followed by Mark & Lard on the graveyard shift.

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Sam K wrote:

Also, how many people on here were losing their shit over that voorhees reunion the other year? I understand the show was probably a bit more 'punk' than this tour will probably be, but It's the same principle.

and that was the second reunion that they had done also
never heard atdi but who cares fill your boots have fun

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derp dee derp derp.

It will be shit. They will laugh and take your cash. Those of you desperate to check the I SAW AT THE DRIVE IN box on your punk rock score card will fork over dumb money and make excuses about why a little part of you didn't just die inside, just so you can talk to other who also so an shadow of an old band return to rape the cash cow they bailed on to early back when some of them had fire. Then you can rock out with a room full of other desperadoes who really wish Fugazi would just stop teasing them and get back together. Those same people can then get pissy and moan about kneejerk reactionsfrom the cynics. Which is funny.

So yeah. Bash on. I won't be bothering like.

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oubliette wrote:

I'm not ashamed to say that I owe a lot to Steve Lamacq and the Evening Session back in the day, itopened up a world of bands to me.

It was the first place I heard China Drum, Cable, Mega City Four, Snuff, Urusei Yatsura and loads of other bands that acted as a gateway into bigger things. Some of the coverage from the Sound City's they  did was brilliant.

I saw ATDI at Leeds in 2000 but had barely had any idea who they were as I'd only heard Vaya, cracking live band though.

that's funny.

you're called oubliette and from derby.  i assumed you were *in* cable!

Gloom wrote:

Evening session followed by Peel was my gateway to music also. Lamacq might well be an annoying twerp, but certainly later on in his show (when I wa slistenign to it), he did play some genuinely good music (not just punk/hc/whatever) which was quite a lot more inventive and unusual than the speciallist shows now.

Which reminds me of the "punk" show by Mike Davis. eurgh

and the rock showwas on after that.  great tuesday night when you're 14!

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General Disdain wrote:

you're called oubliette and from derby.  i assumed you were *in* cable!

I wish!

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They had a no mosh policy at gigs. Lame.

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LukeWaterIntoBeer wrote:

They had a no mosh policy at gigs. Lame.

I think that stemmed from a friend of theirs getting paralysed when they fell from crowdsurfing at one of their gigs

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Didnt ATDI have a no mosh/but dance policy.

I dunno I think it's fair for a band to try and persuade the crowd to do/not do something. It's their performance after all. I know Ian Mackaye was on that tip a lot, and ATDI probably (definitely) liked his bands

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tune

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elektra boogie wrote:

Personally I have no idea what the motivations behind the ATDI reunion are...

Haters take note: start yr posts like this and you might not come across as such twatty killjoys.

Take one for the team;

Cool kids know what I mean.

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being a killjoy is fun

I'm not singing for the future
I'm not dreaming of the past
I'm not talking of the first time
I never think about the last

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Particularly when prefaced by twatty.

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Oh dear, crusty punx
does hating on shit you don't like really make you feel better about your sad, little lives?
I don't rant on forums about how much I hate bands like male bonding 'coz that would just be a waste of time......

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hey man, if you're going to have a go at people, can you at least type properly, none of that kiddy text type "u" / "yr" please. this forum is fairly literate other than my lack of use of capital letters.

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alright, sorry

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Kingmob wrote:

derp dee derp derp.

It will be shit. They will laugh and take your cash. Those of you desperate to check the I SAW AT THE DRIVE IN box on your punk rock score card will fork over dumb money and make excuses about why a little part of you didn't just die inside, just so you can talk to other who also so an shadow of an old band return to rape the cash cow they bailed on to early back when some of them had fire. Then you can rock out with a room full of other desperadoes who really wish Fugazi would just stop teasing them and get back together. Those same people can then get pissy and moan about kneejerk reactionsfrom the cynics. Which is funny.

So yeah. Bash on. I won't be bothering like.

I don't get this - how are you able to be so concretely certain about the motivations of the band and anyone who goes to see them.?  I'd probably go and see them reform out of interest if it isn't too expensive because I like their music and would like to see them live.  Like I said before, I have no idea why they have reformed - maybe it is just a case of them laughing and taking the cash - the point is, I don't know and neither do you.  I mean I havn't seen you in a while, but I'd like to hope you wouldn't categorise me as someone going to see shows for the sake of the kudos of a "punk rock score card" who's sad and desperate for Fugazi to reform...  My point being, is that just because people feel real rage about it, the assumption seems to be that people into the idea of maybe seeing them have to reflect a similar amount of emotion/intent (for the sake of this thread, accusations ranging from box ticking/weird nostalgia etc.).  When it may well just be the case that it's a band I like and a band lots of other people like.  Maybe lots of those people are dicks, it's a statistical certainty some will be, but so what.?  No-one is endorsing or supporting them playing in shit venues and charging ridiculous amounts of money - as far as I know, there are no dates bar that festival in the States.  If it's in an awful venue with mega expensive tickets, I won't be going.  I'm sure many others feel the same - and those who still go, well, no bother to me I guess.  Sometimes it genuinely is as simple as someone expressing "I like this band.  I have not seen them live.  I'd quite like to see them live".

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