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Offline bdroop

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BSD Reviews - the big list
« on: June 13, 2006, 02:23:50 AM »
Features:
Perfect Sound Forever
Retrospective feature on the band and talking about the re-issues
http://www.furious.com/perfect/triffids.html

Video-C
Featured video on the Alternative genre page
http://www.video-c.co.uk/alternative/

Pennyblackmusic (link to come)
Interview with Graham Lee, with review/feature

Uncut
Competition feature on the site
http://www.uncut.co.uk/music/uncut/special_features/8771

Subba Cultcha (link to follow)
Competition to lead page

Rough Trade Shops
A Triffids Track will be potentially been given away as a free mp3 to the 60,000 sized Rough Trade mail out list (date to be confirmed)

News Pieces:
Whisperin’ And  Hollerin’
http://www.whisperinandhollerin.com/incoming/item.asp?id=584

Angry Ape
http://www.angryape.com/news/2006/04/the-triffids-born-sandy-devotional

Mstation
http://mstation.org/cgi-bin/news_music_games.cgi

Last FM
http://www.last.fm/music/The+Triffids/+journal

Observer Music
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/omm/reviews/story/0,,1777622,00.html

Reviews:
Playlouder
Wide Open Road Review
http://www.playlouder.com/feature/+bunch-of-45s-46/
‘'Wide Open Road' is one of those whopping, finely produced heather-and-flute pieces executed so well by miserable buggers twenty years ago, made all the more haunting by David McComb's vocals, echoing forth from beyond the grave.’



The Times Online
Album Review
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,14932-2206546,00.html
‘The Seabirds and Wide Open Road detail the minutiae of much-missed people and places. Thanks to bona-fide pop nous, however, it is still a strangely cathartic gem.’ 4/5

Guardian Unlimited
Wide Open Road – Track of The Week
http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguide/music/story/0,,1787494,00.html
‘Words and music suggest U2 or Springsteen at their most epic, but with all essential optimism withered by the heat, bright eyes blinded by dust. Awesome, in the most old-fashioned sense of the word, still.’

Whisperin’ And Hollerin’
Album review
http://www.whisperinandhollerin.com/reviews/review.asp?id=362
‘…most of us would sell our families and close friends for what THE TRIFFIDS achieved, artistically at least. Potential new pilgrims should make straight for "Born Sandy Devotional"; still the most wonderfully potent station beyond the Southern Cross.’ 9/10
(Review was originally posted as part of a lost albums section – but was re-posted and edited to include the Domino re-issue campaign)
Wide Open Road Review
http://www.whisperinandhollerin.com/reviews/review.asp?id=3834
‘…“Wide Open Road” still whacks you in the gut and brings you up short whenever McComb’s commanding baritone gets to that line “so how do you think it feels sleeping by yourself/ when the one you love is with someone else?” Oh My God and then some.’ 10/10

Gigwise
Born Sandy Devotional Review
http://www.gigwise.com/contents.asp?contentid=17808
‘It’s a recording that marked David McComb out as one of the most talented songwriters of his or any other generation and The Triffids as a band that could keep pace with his vaulting ambition.’4/5
Wide Open Road Review
http://www.gigwise.com/contents.asp?contentid=17930
‘Critically lauded in the eighties and ever since, 20 years on Wide Open Road sounds slightly dated, but undeniably a classic.’ 4/5

Altnation
Featured review on homepage
http://www.altnation.com/forums/rock-metal-articles/103240-rear-view-mirror-triffids-born-sandy-devotional.html
‘All in all Born Sandy Devotional is a great album by a great band, rivalling even early REM for rustic spooky music.’

Vanity Project
http://www.vanityproject.co.uk/
‘Now, finally, their work gets a second chance to make an impression with this re-release, and it is a chance well-deserved.’

Pennyblack music
Featured review on homepage
http://www.pennyblackmusic.com/cgi-local/rbarticlereadmain.pl/SID=3674927/?articlesearch=1622
‘‘Born Sandy Devotional’, with its tales of doomed and lost love, is a still to-date largely unheard masterwork. It provides an abiding legacy and a rich epitaph.’




Subculture Magazine
Featured review on homepage
http://www.subculturemagazine.com/reviewdetails.php?id=208&PHPSESSID=1ae5a4d3bf0b048e7e4ceac0adffd7b8
‘This Album touches upon Velvets style balladry, country noir and gothic exotica, whilst all the while remaining totally unique’

Crud
http://www.2-4-7-music.com/reviews/reviewsearch/long.asp?ArtistName=TRIFFIDS,%20THE&FeatureType=REVIEW&MusicTitle=BORN%20SANDY%20DEVOTIONAL
‘This is happy music, hopeful music, music on the surf of a tide that rolls back into the ocean and carries on rolling to infinitude. A big sound made with big ideas performed on big instruments and accompanied by big drums and big voices. More wave of energy than wall of sound but it certainly nods in Spector’s direction. Joy Division, Associates, The Waterboys, Echo & The Bunnymen, even James and the Blue Aeroplanes perhaps provide a tidier frame of reference; it’s that joyful, it’s that ecstatic.’

Rock City
http://www.rock-city.co.uk/content/EEuAkupVZyNOnmlolU.shtml
‘The band’s back catalogue is getting the re-issue treatment over the next 18 months, and that’s a good thing as ‘The Triffids’ deserve to have their voices heard.’5/5

New Noise
http://www.new-noise.net/list_688.html
‘If it’s an alternative summer soundtrack you’re after, this could be it.’

Make Noise And Dance
Wide Open Road Review (on front page)
http://www.makenoiseanddance.co.uk/modules/news/article.php?storyid=351

Subba-Cultcha
http://www.subba-cultcha.com/article.php?id=2148

Digital Shops:
Tune Tribe
Front Page – ‘Do You Know…?’ Section

Napster
Influences play-list to feature with the release

Wide Open Road featured on the front pages on:
Bleep
Playlouder (as a featured artist)


CONFIRMED
Artrocker
Will be reviewed on the site

Rocksound
Review and feature on video


More reviews to follow as all promos were distributed…

More features sure to drop in around the plaque unveiling also


full update from the front line of ether promo - some of which you've seen already but this tidies it all up into one place
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Re: BSD Reviews - the big list
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2006, 04:47:59 PM »
overview of Belgian press

Weeklies:
Humo - 13 June
reprint of the mm - Mark Mijlemans review + added info about the reissues and concerts

Humo - 20 June
4 pages interview with glee

Knack (Knack Focus) - (review this week? - only saw reference about it on their website)

Dailies:
De Tijd (Vl. Financial Times you could say)
review

Radio:
Radio 1 - Cucamonga - 19 June

Webzines:
Goddeau - review
Goddeau (again!) The Camera Eye (mentions the rehearsals and upcoming concerts / nice picture!) - 21 June

KindaMuzik - "background" article about the upcoming concerts + interview with Liesbeth Janssens of the K.C. België venue - 21 June






« Last Edit: June 22, 2006, 09:52:59 PM by KrieB »
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Re: BSD Reviews - the big list
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2006, 09:36:05 PM »
* è una strada spalancata * ( or largamente aperta ? :-\ )

I found an Italian review
SentireAscoltare (online music magazine)

It's un dovere morale to discover this album again is their conclusion!



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Re: BSD Reviews - the big list
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2006, 01:23:27 AM »

It's un dovere morale to discover this album again is their conclusion!




Or with the Google translation;

"Riscoprire this album be a duty moral."   :D

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Re: BSD Reviews - the big list
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2006, 06:10:48 AM »
overview of Belgian press

Dailies:
De Tijd (Vl. Financial Times you could say)
review


Also interviews with Graham in Het Belang van Limburg (20.06) en De Morgen (22.06)

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Re: BSD Reviews - the big list
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2007, 11:21:17 PM »
Review of the BSD re-issue, in German, from the Vienna newspaper "Wiener Zeitung": http://www.wienerzeitung.at/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabID=4554&Alias=wzo&cob=259739&currentpage=0 - headline roughly translates to "A genius living up posthumously".

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Re: BSD Reviews - the big list
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2008, 02:00:26 AM »
Review of the BSD re-issue, in German, from the Vienna newspaper "Wiener Zeitung": http://www.wienerzeitung.at/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabID=4554&Alias=wzo&cob=259739&currentpage=0 - headline roughly translates to "A genius living up posthumously".

It says that 'Stolen Property' is an 'emotional Strudel' of almost unparalleled intensity.
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Re: BSD Reviews - the big list
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2010, 12:02:36 PM »
Has anyone read the Sydney Moring Herald today?

BSD in the top 10 of a 100 best Australian records list.

Nearly fell off my chair!

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Re: BSD Reviews - the big list
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2010, 04:53:13 PM »
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Re: BSD Reviews - the big list
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2010, 12:48:05 AM »
I see crowded house (woodface) are in the top 10. Aren't they from New Zealand ?

Anyway, I don't think that album suits in a top 10, it's decent, but not great.
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Re: BSD Reviews - the big list
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2010, 03:08:52 AM »
Notwithstanding the nationality issue, I'd myself happily leave Woodface in... but where was Stranded, or Eternally Yours, or Prehistoric Sounds?
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Re: BSD Reviews - the big list
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2010, 11:43:22 PM »
I see crowded house (woodface) are in the top 10. Aren't they from New Zealand ?

Anyway, I don't think that album suits in a top 10, it's decent, but not great.

genkboy, only Neil Finn (or Null Fun as it's pronounced in Noo Zarlund) is a kiwi, Hester and Seymour are both Australians - so 2/3s make them aussie.
Forgetting also Null was the songwriter ;)

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Re: BSD Reviews - the big list
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2010, 11:53:08 PM »
Notwithstanding the nationality issue, I'd myself happily leave Woodface in... but where was Stranded, or Eternally Yours, or Prehistoric Sounds?

I'd also like to know how the hell You am I or The Avalanches are in the top 10???
Where is a Nick Cave band?
And not that I'm a fan, because I really can't stand them, but if part of the argument is success the Bee Gees?
And as someone in the comments rightly pointed out the Easybeats listing is a "Best of" - how can that qualify for a best albums list.
For me the only one they got correct was BSD and possibly Back in Black.

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« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2010, 05:11:56 AM »
Re: "2/3s make them aussie" - true enough, stevenl, but then we have the problem that on Woodface, the band roster included both Finns, making it a 50/50 split.

This here higher mathematics is wearing me out.
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Re: BSD Reviews - the big list
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2010, 08:27:45 AM »
Must say I rather liked the reader nominations for The Pogues and The Stranglers.
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