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    Posted: December 31 2008 at 15:42
Stumbled across them a few months back. Rather good, IMO.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2009 at 05:44
Just me, then?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2009 at 05:45
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 02 2009 at 16:50
Yeah, pretty much. Just you and Mike Patton. I like avant rock...but good lord.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2009 at 10:46
How disappointing. Ah well.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2009 at 12:03
i liked it in that goofy pop sort of way
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2009 at 19:57
Originally posted by Trouserpress Trouserpress wrote:

How disappointing. Ah well.
Does this mean you're going to leave again? :(


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2009 at 22:26
I thoguht the musicians were really talented, just somebody put a sock on that guy's mouth and they would be tolerable.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2009 at 09:14
Originally posted by Henry Plainview Henry Plainview wrote:

Originally posted by Trouserpress Trouserpress wrote:

How disappointing. Ah well.
Does this mean you're going to leave again? :(


*shrugs* I've hardly returned, TBH. I've not had time to trawl through PA for ages, and whenever I do dip in it seems to be stuffed with threads retreading discussion I'd had on here years ago. There's only so many times one can read a stranger's opinion on which King Crimson line-up was best before one hankers for something new. Recently, I've found myself getting into a lot of quirky avant-pop, post-punk, etc. (hence deciding to start a thread on Stump), which naturally isn't discussed on here all that often. So yeah, I'll be around. Just don't expect me to have much to say.

Back on topic, a few words in defence of Stump: Firstly, it's meant to be silly, so it's bound to irritate some people. Not everyone finds silly to be a good thing. The lyrics are inventive, full of wordplay and rarely about typical subjects. Buffalo, for example, is all about clueless American tourists in London ("How much is the fish? Does the fish have chips?" etc.). The delivery of said vocals is, naturally, dramatic, overplayed and tongue-in-cheek. And also, to my ears, delightful.

The band's Beefheart-esque sound is definitely an acquired taste. It's all twangs and licks and bounding rhythms. But all of that stuffed into a palatable pop format is, at the very least, rather interesting, don't you think? In short, I'd recommend trying their album "A Fierce Pancake" a couple of times before dismissing them altogether, unless you find the above song to be utterly without merit.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 07 2009 at 00:17
Delightfully demented avant-pop there, Trouserman! Thumbs Up
 
I enjoyed them, and gonna check out A Fierce Pancake when I have time.
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 07 2009 at 09:22
Originally posted by Bj-1 Bj-1 wrote:

Delightfully demented avant-pop there, Trouserman! Thumbs Up
 
I enjoyed them, and gonna check out A Fierce Pancake when I have time.
 


Do. You can get it alongside a disc containing their two EPs (Mud on a Colon, Quirk Out) and another containing all their post-Pancake demos (a second album never happened, alas) in a "complete anthology" set. It's very reasonably priced (at least, it is in the UK). Mine arrived this morning. Big smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 07 2009 at 09:32
Incredibly funny! LOL Clap But still, I don't think I want to hear/see them ever again. Stern Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 07 2009 at 14:23
Strangely addictive, silly tune. The video gets better and better too.
Over land and under ashes
In the sunlight, see - it flashes
Find a fly and eat his eye
But don't believe in me
Don't believe in me
Don't believe in me
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