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jambo
(prairie)
Posted: May 30, 2018 23:09
 

wow. good on so many levels together all at once
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Feb 06, 2018 9:04
 

 LowPhreak wrote:
...I think we should dispense with trying to put bands into a convenient box, or somewhat detrimentally, because they all don't fit into a particular genre or description nice and neat like.
 
Yes, I agree.  Genre labels are usually made up by journalists or critics vainly trying to classify musicians.
LowPhreak
(Divided Corporate States of Neo-Feudal Murikka, Inc.)
Posted: Oct 10, 2017 16:29
 

 easmann wrote:

Not a perfect example I'll agree (I had a hard time finding a better image and as far as I know the band shown is not in fact in the "Shoegaze" genre) but it does provide a good view of a guitarist and his effects pedals which true Shoegazers tended to stare at and in so doing appeared to be fixated on their shoes which is in large part where the term "Shoe-gaze" comes from. Drummers in Shoegaze bands were not accused of shoe staring I don't think:

'"Shoegazing" was coined to describe dream pop bands. It originated in a concert review in Sounds for the newly formed band Moose in which singer Russell Yates read lyrics taped to the floor throughout the gig. The term was picked up by NME, who used it as a reference to the tendency of the bands' guitarists to stare at their feet—or their effects pedals—while playing, seemingly deep in concentration.'

— Wikipedia: Shoegazing, Etymology

BTW:
'The track "Ursa Major Space Station" was named after an obscure guitar effects pedal, but it is not known if the band used that pedal on the album. "Fripp" was named after King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp.'

— Wikipedia: Chrome (Catherine Wheel album)

Peace
 
I get that the term "shoegazing" is used in a broad sense, not necessarily literally, and BTW, I've known who Fripp is since the early 70s and KC's first few albums.

But I think we should dispense with trying to put bands into a convenient box, or somewhat detrimentally, because they all don't fit into a particular genre or description nice and neat like.
easmann
(Standing on Zanzibar)
Posted: Jun 28, 2017 9:36
 

 LowPhreak wrote:
Except in this picture, I don't see any 'shoegazing ' going on. The guitarist seems to be looking at his chording on the neck; the singer is looking out at the audience; bass player is looking at the drums/drummer; can't see what the drummer is looking at; and the KB player is looking at the KB...all of which is very common in most bands.

WTF.
 
Not a perfect example I'll agree (I had a hard time finding a better image and as far as I know the band shown is not in fact in the "Shoegaze" genre) but it does provide a good view of a guitarist and his effects pedals which true Shoegazers tended to stare at and in so doing appeared to be fixated on their shoes which is in large part where the term "Shoe-gaze" comes from. Drummers in Shoegaze bands were not accused of shoe staring I don't think:

'"Shoegazing" was coined to describe dream pop bands. It originated in a concert review in Sounds for the newly formed band Moose in which singer Russell Yates read lyrics taped to the floor throughout the gig. The term was picked up by NME, who used it as a reference to the tendency of the bands' guitarists to stare at their feet—or their effects pedals—while playing, seemingly deep in concentration.'

— Wikipedia: Shoegazing, Etymology

BTW:
'The track "Ursa Major Space Station" was named after an obscure guitar effects pedal, but it is not known if the band used that pedal on the album. "Fripp" was named after King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp.'

— Wikipedia: Chrome (Catherine Wheel album)

Peace
markybx
(Oud Amsterdam)
Posted: Jun 28, 2017 9:34
 

 kingart wrote:
As in King Crimson / Roger Fripp? 
 

 
I was wondering the same. It's Robert Fripp BTW.
LowPhreak
(Divided Corporate States of Neo-Feudal Murikka, Inc.)
Posted: May 28, 2017 23:33
 

 easmann wrote:

You begin to see why they had to stare at their "shoes". Wikipedia Shoegazing


Above photo lifted from an interesting article about effects pedals and addiction to them:
FROM B9 TO C9

 
Except in this picture, I don't see any 'shoegazing ' going on. The guitarist seems to be looking at his chording on the neck; the singer is looking out at the audience; bass player is looking at the drums/drummer; can't see what the drummer is looking at; and the KB player is looking at the KB...all of which is very common in most bands.

WTF.
westslope
(BC sage brush steppe)
Posted: Apr 28, 2017 11:08
 

I quite enjoy this song and one or two more off the CD but overall the CD is not particularly great.   The sonic space differentiation is minimal. 
 
robertomiller
(Wonderland)
Posted: Apr 28, 2017 11:06
 

Most excellent. I may have to buy this album. I suspect a tribute to Robert Fripp. 
unclehud
(Hallelujah! Back in the ATL suburbs!)
Posted: Apr 28, 2017 11:06
 

Is this about Robert Fripp?  (Off to do internet research.)

(Back, ten minutes later)  From a Facebook page entitled "The Catherine Wheel", under Posts:

from facebook, so who knows?

.... and I always thought "shoe gazers" referred to socially uncomfortable people who wouldn't raise their eyes to engage in conversation.  Maybe like people who listen to The Shins ..... ?    {#Ask}
max_p
Posted: Apr 28, 2017 11:06
 

Catherine Wheel guy now 're-imagines' Porsches:

http://singervehicledesign.com/singer-vehicle-design-the-second-act/
 
Synth80s
(*Beautiful* Southern California (cough, choke, honk))
Posted: Apr 10, 2017 16:44
 

Catherine Wheel are not nearly as well known as they should be. This, their debut album is quite good, but if you want to be blown away, pick up Adam & Eve, their finest work, IMO, and one of favorite albums of all time. Loving that they still play Catherine Wheel on RP!
DaidyBoy
(Bristol, UK)
Posted: Oct 26, 2016 7:14
 

 garrettb wrote:

First time for me too - excellent!

 
This superb track is not particularly representative of the album, which is considerably heavier and not ideal for a mellow stoners evening, as I had thought it might be.
ElCamoteLoco
(Latin America)
Posted: Aug 24, 2016 12:09
 

 westslope wrote:
Reminds me somewhat of Talk Talk.

 
I thought it was to start with.
givendale
Posted: Jun 22, 2016 3:13
 

{#Stop}{#Moon}{#Crashcomp}
r_lafauce
Posted: Jun 03, 2016 14:51
 

Simple - ly awesome. Sometimes less is more.
fitmartin
(mountains, rivers, and forests southeastern British Columbia)
Posted: Jun 03, 2016 14:46
 

Fuck Yeah! I 
dkwalika
(Upper Midwest)
Posted: Jan 28, 2016 6:03
 

I think I'm buying this.
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Dec 14, 2015 14:18
 

most excellent piece of music at the end of a physically demanding work day (ahh thank you darlin' cheers! : ) 
garrettb
(Vancouver, Canada / Dublin, Ireland)
Posted: Dec 14, 2015 14:16
 

 DaidyBoy wrote:
First hearing of this.  Just ordered the album on the strength of it.  This is great stuff.  Thanks RP.

 
First time for me too - excellent!
DaidyBoy
(Bristol, UK)
Posted: Nov 13, 2015 6:41
 

First hearing of this.  Just ordered the album on the strength of it.  This is great stuff.  Thanks RP.