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    Nevermind wasn't even the best album released that week.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitzcarraldo View Post
    Nevermind wasn't even the best album released that week.
    You probably aren't referring to the Bryan Adams, Status Quo or Texas albums. So I guess it's between the Cult, Primal Scream and the Pixies. I'll go for Primal Scream.


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    No small irony that Trompe Le Monde by the Pixies, a band whose sound Nevermind owes most to, was released on the same day


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    I think the fact you had so many seminal albums released on the same day only goes to prove how shit music is these days compared to what it was thirty years ago


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    Thirty years ago today, that was released.

    I remember exactly where I was, and going to buy a copy.
    I remember as an 18-year old buying Trompe Le Monde from Selectadisc on release day

    I really miss that place


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Blonde View Post
    I remember as an 18-year old buying Trompe Le Monde from Selectadisc on release day

    I really miss that place
    Me too, it was part of my Saturday ritual. I used to drive over from Wrexham and park at the embankment around 9:30ish. Catch a bus into the city centre before a tour of the three Selectadisc shops, Arcade, the one in Western Arcade, HMV and Pendulum 2, before getting something to eat in the Vic centre food court. Then a walk down to meet my uncle and cousins in either the Aviary or Greyhound.


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    Standing on the runway waiting to take off…




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    Quote Originally Posted by Forestjones View Post
    You probably aren't referring to the Bryan Adams, Status Quo or Texas albums. So I guess it's between the Cult, Primal Scream and the Pixies. I'll go for Primal Scream.
    Close. I was referring to Andrew Weatherall's masterpiece ft Primal Scream.

    Also, on a busy day in Selectadisc, you could learn more about new music from the conversations around you than you would in any magazine. Also remember Graeme Park (pioneering DJ of the Garage days) working in there, and the regular reggae nights Selectadisc used to put on at the Ad Lib club.

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    Alan Lancaster has now joined the choir invisible so let's remember what a great rock n roll band the young Quo were.
    The hair, the flares, I can almost smell the 70's!



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    Quote Originally Posted by adam09 View Post
    Perfect mix of rock, pop, doom and gloom, teen angst, anger and great sounding guitars and drums.
    Really? TBH I think they were vastly over rated many of their songs were at best monotonous. Cobain was talented and could have gone on to better things but the rest of the band not really.
    All hype and flashy art work.
    I guess I am swimming against the tide but that's OK.


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    I would say it’s far from monotonous. One of the thing it’s known for is the dynamics and mix of melody and abrasive tones.


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    There’s a lot of folk viewing Nevermind with the benefit of thirty years of history.

    At its release, it was rightly regarded as a seminal album because it brought the previously-underground „grunge“ scene into the mainstream.

    Many artists, particularly those on the sub-pop label, got more exposure as Nirvana effectively crossed over to the wider public (after their previous effort, Bleach, which is much rawer, and well worth a listen).

    It was like, hey, there’s this whole new genre, and here’s an example of it.

    I still think it’s a brilliant album.

    „I believe in socialism because it seems more humanitarian, rather than every man for himself and 'I'm alright jack' and all those arsehole businessmen with all the loot. I made up my mind from viewing society from that angle. That's where I'm from and there's where I've made my decisions from. That's why I believe in socialism“

    „Don't forget you're alive. 'Cause sometimes when you walk around the city and you're in a bad mood, you can think, hey, wait a minute, we're alive! We don't know what the next second will bring and what a fantastic thing this is. This can get easily forgotten in the routine of life, and that's something I'm trying to bring to my attention at all times. Don't forget you're alive. We're not dead, you know. This is the greatest thing.”

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    It is, but as stated above the Pixies were the groundbreakers and i think I read somewhere Cobain acknowledged that?

    Oh FFS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonalair View Post
    It is, but as stated above the Pixies were the groundbreakers and i think I read somewhere Cobain acknowledged that?
    Pixies were, but then, they themselves kind of shied away from fame a bit (Black Francis, by his own admission, would rather be playing surf music!)

    But, Pixies will always remain as one of those cult bands whose songs you know, if you’re into them, but even if you don’t, their influence is all over that genre.

    Kurt Cobain also was very careful to attribute his own influences, crediting them significantly - the (rather fabulous) MTV Unplugged album is really just a homage to his musical influences.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    There’s a lot of folk viewing Nevermind with the benefit of thirty years of history.

    At its release, it was rightly regarded as a seminal album because it brought the previously-underground „grunge“ scene into the mainstream.

    Many artists, particularly those on the sub-pop label, got more exposure as Nirvana effectively crossed over to the wider public (after their previous effort, Bleach, which is much rawer, and well worth a listen).

    It was like, hey, there’s this whole new genre, and here’s an example of it.

    I still think it’s a brilliant album.
    I went to see Pixies in London and half the crowd were wearing Nirvana T-shirts, so I started taking notice of them. A bit later I was walking past the Astoria and saw a Nirvana poster, I went to the box office and asked if there were any tickets left and they said no chance, been sold out for weeks... oh wait, just got a return. So I got to see this show. I never realised it had been recorded until years later.




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    I got Nevermind when it came out and was comparing notes with a mate who said what do you think of the hidden track? I'd never heard it so I checked and my cd had no hidden track. I was pissed off that I'd got a dud cd. The story came out later that when the engineer mastered the cd, he didn't know there was and extra track and turned the machine off before it started, so the first few cds didn't have it. It was remastered with the extra track soon after.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    There’s a lot of folk viewing Nevermind with the benefit of thirty years of history.

    At its release, it was rightly regarded as a seminal album because it brought the previously-underground „grunge“ scene into the mainstream.

    Many artists, particularly those on the sub-pop label, got more exposure as Nirvana effectively crossed over to the wider public (after their previous effort, Bleach, which is much rawer, and well worth a listen).

    It was like, hey, there’s this whole new genre, and here’s an example of it.

    I still think it’s a brilliant album.
    Don't get me wrong, Nirvana, and with KC in particular, were absolutely the right band at the right time. And Nevermind perfectly distilled that energy into one easy to digest album. A very rare alignment of many forces that is rightly land-marked and lauded. If for no other reason than acting as the gateway to a world of music that kids, especially UK kids, would probably have never heard of. His death then introduced myth and solidified the legend.

    But, as time moves on, you tend to see these kind of albums for what they are or, to be more precise, were.


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    New White lies FINALLY, band always reminds me of Harvey as he's the other white lies fan on this forum.. I hope he's doing well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by adam09 View Post
    I would say it’s far from monotonous. One of the thing it’s known for is the dynamics and mix of melody and abrasive tones.
    We are probably going to have to agree to disagree and I really don't want to get into deep discussions the 'illogical' progressions of some of their melodies and the over use of three descending triads (basically because it would be as boring as s**t) and the argument could simply be thrown back in my face as well that is what made them different.
    And TBH it is that long since I heard any of their stuff I couldn't even give you examples to back up what I just said, just snapshots of thoughts from years ago.
    I am not saying they were a bad band , maybe I was too old at the time and just didn't get it.
    Also by the time In Utero came along according to popular opinion they had shot it.
    Again in my opinion a huge part of their popularity was down to the image of this enigmatic, tortured young man full of angst who popped up to provide a hero/anti hero for a generation who needed one.
    I was much more into G n R at the time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alabamared View Post
    We are probably going to have to agree to disagree and I really don't want to get into deep discussions the 'illogical' progressions of some of their melodies and the over use of three descending triads (basically because it would be as boring as s**t) and the argument could simply be thrown back in my face as well that is what made them different.
    And TBH it is that long since I heard any of their stuff I couldn't even give you examples to back up what I just said, just snapshots of thoughts from years ago.
    I am not saying they were a bad band , maybe I was too old at the time and just didn't get it.
    Also by the time In Utero came along according to popular opinion they had shot it.
    Again in my opinion a huge part of their popularity was down to the image of this enigmatic, tortured young man full of angst who popped up to provide a hero/anti hero for a generation who needed one.
    I was much more into G n R at the time.
    Well, yeah, but 80s/90s hair metal was really the antithesis of what grunge came from.

    Different genres, of course, and horses for courses as it were.


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    Bad taste selection of the day.



    That aged well.


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    I thought Nirvana were better once they'd dropped Bob Carolgees




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