HW: how about a brawl!!
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On 18-MAR-1996 15:35:36.3 cjohnson said to HERBERT119
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>>Prophets: just bought this yesterday. Was most of this stuff recorded
>>live w/audience or studio?
>Seems to me that most/all of this was studio, even though much of
>it is remakes of older Nik, ICU, or HW songs. This release struck
>me as an uneven grab-bag of songs from Nik's entire career, even
>tho I don't think it was meant to be a retrospective or anything.
>I *do* like several of the songs on this one.
I really like this. Still needs a lot more listens before I decide if it's
imomortal, but it has similar qualities to albums like Ritual or Warrior -
fast, heavy rock tunes interspaced w/freaked-out spoken pieces. And a VERY
electronic/synthy album, plenty of that to satisfy people looking for the
intense HW style.
>>I would definitely like to know how Freq and Live are as I see these at
>>Best Buy. Of course it'd really be nice to find Capt or Leif, but
>>I've never seen them...
>I wasn't too fond of Freq myself, but that may not be typical of
>this List. The songs border on early industrial type sounds, with
>some (possibly dated) mechanical sounds building the rhythms.
>Also, each song is separated by a spoken word piece, ranting on
>about a Miners strike that was taking place at the time. I always
>program my CD player to avoid this stuff -- it got old pretty
>quickly for me. Then again, the whole strike thing didn't mean
>anything to me either ( <-- the ugly American ?)
>One nice thing is that the spoken word thingies have some musical
>background sounds. I understand that this was not on the original
>record, and was added as part of the re-mastering that produced the
>CD Freq (actually called "Freq Revisited"). While I do not have a
>copy of the original LP to compare with, this is what I was told.
>You should be able to get Freq at a good price: around $14.
>I haven't listened to Live at Queen Elizabeth Hall lately, so I'll
>avoid any attempts at reviewing this one. Possibly a better choice
>than Freq, though. How much was Best Buy asking for this one, and
>did they have more than one in stock?
>I've never seen a domestic (USA) CD issue of either Capt Lockheed
>or Lucky Leif. Did Cleopatra recently issue one of these? Perhaps
>Capt Lockheed? I seem to vaguely remember spotting an announcement
>to that effect somewhere...of course, it could just be more
>brainmush on my part.
>cjohnson at sur1a.hpsc.hisd.harris.com
Thanks, Capt. I'll have to get back to you on the exact prices, but I know
they were very reasonable -- Less than 15 bucks, I'm almost sure. There was
one copy each, but there's a good chance of others at other BBs. If you're
interested, e-mail me. I think I'll pass on 'em, at least for now -- It
sounds like my money would be better targeted for an expensive import of
Lockheed (I love the two songs on LOL). A general consensus of all of
Calvert's solo stuff would be cool, though -- Maybe a solo-poll is in order
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