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5UU's vs. Motor Totemist Guild vs. U Totem

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    Posted: November 08 2010 at 16:20
It's not often that I make a poll with a discernible theme;  this is one of those few times.  U Totem is made up of members from the other two groups here, and I'm a huge fan of their debut.  I haven't heard any albums by the other two groups yet, so I won't be able to vote here.  My question is this:  which of these groups is your favorite?
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A huge response so far eh Jon ?LOL
This really is a tough one for me.MOTOR TOTEMIST GUILD is very cool with Emily Hay and maybe the most adventerous of the three.Maybe not though because all three are that way. I really like Dave Kerman on those 5UU'S albums and it really became Dave's baby towards the end just like U TOTEM sort of became Grisby's work.U TOTEM is an incredible project especially the debut which you just reviewed, but the second one is well worth getting.
Tough call but i'm going with 5 UU'S
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U Totem.
 
5uus comes in second, but its really not that close. What I headrd from MTG is mostly a step behind, except for City Of Mirrors which probably is better than anything 5uus did IMO.
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Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:

A huge response so far eh Jon ?LOL
This really is a tough one for me.MOTOR TOTEMIST GUILD is very cool with Emily Hay and maybe the most adventerous of the three.Maybe not though because all three are that way. I really like Dave Kerman on those 5UU'S albums and it really became Dave's baby towards the end just like U TOTEM sort of became Grisby's work.U TOTEM is an incredible project especially the debut which you just reviewed, but the second one is well worth getting.
Tough call but i'm going with 5 UU'S

You know I've learned to expect small responses by now. LOL  Still, it's nice to get responses from the people who do respond, and I'm about 500% guaranteed that no one will be making multiple accounts to vote on my polls. LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Anthony H. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 08 2010 at 20:38
I'm a scholar in all three bands, but further analysis is needed.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote avestin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 08 2010 at 20:39
Originally posted by Man With Hat Man With Hat wrote:

U Totem.
 
5uus comes in second, but its really not that close. What I headrd from MTG is mostly a step behind, except for City Of Mirrors which probably is better than anything 5uus did IMO.


Same for me.

U Totem's s/t album is up there in my top favourite albums.
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Another big up for U Totem s/t
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sckxyss Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 08 2010 at 21:30
I've only heard both U Totem albums and 5uu's' Hungers Teeth, so I can't really say. Of those 3 albums, my favourite is U Totem's s/t by a good margin.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bonnek Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 09 2010 at 02:08

Somebody needs to introduce me to these U's.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 09 2010 at 11:57
Although U Totem's (the self-titled in particular) is great -- I was an uberfan of that album, I feel like voting for Motor Totemist Guild -- so I will.  I think City of Mirrors excellent. I also like 5UU's' Abandonship and Regarding Purgatories very much.  Been quite a while since I've listened to any of these albums.

I will say that Emily Hay's vocals don't appeal as much as they once did.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ShW1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 19 2011 at 05:32
Originally posted by Bonnek Bonnek wrote:


Somebody needs to introduce me to these U's.
 
The U's are all great avant rock bands from the states. 5uu's is lead by Dave Kerman (drummer composer), Motor totemist guild is lead by Games Grigsby (multi-instrumentalist, composer). U Totem is a merge between them.
 
U totem is more of a band while Motor totemist guild is more of an ensemble that change line-up according to the album/project.
 
5uu's is more of a logo name to Dave Kerman activites, but the most well known incarnation is in the albums 'Hungers teeth', 'Crisis in clay', with Bob Drake (bass, sound and production).
 
Hope it helps   Smile
 
I voted for Motor totemist guild, not exactly for they are the best, but I think it is most sugnificant (if you understand what I mean, not surely I understand myself ... Smile )
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