9.24.2008

No Limit Too Long



-If you have a story about how loud My Bloody Valentine is live, leave it in the comments section. Those are the only conversations I seem to be having these days. Based on hours of YouTube research, I've decided none of you would've lasted five seconds in 1991 (see above). Also, All Things Considered, I'm calling you out: Your Will Hermes feature on ATP was obviously using the studio version of Loveless material. We live in a nation of cowards.

-If you want to hear about basketball, go read my latest TSB column, on the subject of Marbury and Europe.

-This blog is hereby suspended until everyone buys the book, and those who have pay my student loan. Only the one.

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24 Comments:

At 9/24/2008 5:34 PM, Blogger Louie Bones said...

MBV was the "wall of sound" for a new generation. It hurt to listen to them live.

 
At 9/24/2008 5:38 PM, Blogger jawaan oldham said...

I never saw MBV live (though I love them), but if they were any louder than the Verve were in 98, I officially don't have the balls to deal with them. The opening chord to A New Decade had me deaf for three days.

 
At 9/24/2008 6:33 PM, OpenID wreakjavik said...

Never saw MBV, but it's hard for me to imagine a band playing louder than Mogwai. Even from the other side of a giant outdoor venue, it was deafening. So, of course, I had to push my way up to the front.

 
At 9/24/2008 6:47 PM, Blogger peb said...

I saw MBV in 1992 along with Dinosaur Jr. and Superchunk. Dinosaur Jr. and Superchunk were good, but MBV was life-altering. Best concert I've ever seen.

 
At 9/24/2008 7:04 PM, Blogger Derek Harper said...

Your take on Marbury is reactionary, moralistic and regurgitates existing cliches regarding him. Smacks of the old guard. (Don't be mad, ESPN is hiring?) Not very FD, or interesting. Why not let Marc Berman write it?

 
At 9/24/2008 7:56 PM, Blogger themarkpike said...

The 33 1/3 book series on MBV is pretty damn good, btw.

Add it your shopping cart with the Macrophenomenal Pro Bball Almanac, and you might even qualify for super shipping savings.

 
At 9/24/2008 8:44 PM, Blogger jawaan oldham said...

Speaking of Steph, this is 15 minutes of gold right here: http://video.wnbc.com/player/?id=695222 . . . every time he gets in front of a camera with Bruce Beck, shit gets kerazy. The interview they start talking about after the bee lands on Steph was another all-time classic.

Fuck going to Europe. Give this man a TV gig. I can see him, attributing cats' shooting slumps to spiritual misalignment.

 
At 9/24/2008 9:29 PM, Blogger MDD said...

Shit, I hope that last sentence is not true. Nothing brightens the day quite like seeing that freedarko (1) in the Google Reader. And I have pre-ordered the book, sent in another book, and donated to the cause. I don't know what else to do.

 
At 9/24/2008 9:47 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

That was my attempt at political humor.

 
At 9/25/2008 1:00 AM, OpenID tredecimal said...

Pan Sonic had the loudest bass I've ever heard. It made any loose clothing flap. I've never gotten physically sick from volume until I saw SY in Atl. and wandered into Lee's historic light cone during 'NYC Ghosts and Flowers'. I had been standing closer to in front of Thurston the rest of the night and been okay, so I don't know what it was about that new angle that took me out, but it seriously got unfun until I moved. I can't imagine what 'active denial' devices must feel like if I'm capable of being made nauseous from a (good) guitar tone.

but really I'm just giddy about seeing Telefon Tel Aviv next month, at any volume.

 
At 9/25/2008 1:57 AM, Blogger trouc said...

well, i was all set to say "fuck that, ya'll have never been to a pita concert!!" and then everybody's got their own damn story in here. still, pita makes mogwai look like little kids. i love his tunes, but i'm pretty sure i suffered permanent hearing loss. listen to it on cd. save your ears

 
At 9/25/2008 5:01 AM, Blogger Andrew said...

Sunn 0))) anywhere, Public Enemy at the Palace in Melbourne, and Mogwai at the Prince of Wales in St. Kilda are the three most ball-shakingly loud gigs I've ever been to. The night after I saw Mogwai, I saw ... And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, and it seemed like the weakest rock show I'd ever been to.

 
At 9/25/2008 9:23 AM, Blogger Ken said...

Anyone check out Amare's appearence on Yo Gabba Gabba?

Also note the flash of Biz Markie at the start of the clip.

Who runs this show?

http://awfulannouncing.blogspot.com/2008/09/amare-stoudamires-trippy-appearance-on.html

 
At 9/25/2008 12:19 PM, Blogger Dan Filowitz said...

The Stooges (band, no Iggy) with Mike Watt and J Mascis at All Tomorrow's Parties in LA in 2002 was the loudest thing I've ever heard live.

But I'll be seeing MBV this Saturday, for comparison.

 
At 9/25/2008 12:56 PM, Blogger mdesus said...

Just bought five copies. Earliest holiday shopping I've ever done. "Mom, if you tell me how much better college basketball is again I'm officially emancipating."

 
At 9/25/2008 1:55 PM, Blogger roscoe said...

I'll second the comment on Pan Sonic. Felt like my internal organs had been sonically rearranged, and still felt the music in my gut after the band had stopped playing. Will be kicking myself for missing Sunn O))) until I get a chance to see them (although stand by my decision to not see them on account of my pre-existing splitting headache). Will be seeing MBV Saturday and will be happy to relate the Pan Sonic comparisons.

 
At 9/25/2008 1:56 PM, Blogger bobby said...

Shoals,

As the son of a published author, I have a question:

Is there a method of buying the book where yo get the most money? I know when my dad's work was published, if people used a certain method of buying, he got a little extra.

Thanks.

 
At 9/25/2008 2:56 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

In our case the short answer is no. Not even if you buy it at Amazon's discounted rate. If you email us, I can give you the longer one.

 
At 9/25/2008 2:56 PM, OpenID tredecimal said...

Fuck, I forgot all about Sunn o)))! They were literally so loud you couldn't even feel the vibrations of your own vocal cords even if you were just trying to talk to yourself.

 
At 9/25/2008 3:13 PM, Blogger Richard said...

Merzbow

 
At 9/25/2008 3:19 PM, Blogger Rufus Slim said...

KARP made your brain bleed. Bought the book months ago. Do not suspend

 
At 9/25/2008 7:46 PM, Blogger Matt Lundy said...

I heard MBV were shit as a live band. Translating Loveless-era material into a live setting always struck me as difficult.

 
At 9/26/2008 3:44 PM, Blogger Mr. Six said...

Haven't seen MBV live, but my loudest concert experience would have to be The Melvins in basically a big basement.

 
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