Re: Pitchfork's guide to used CDs
- --- In email@example.com, Rob Jefferson <jeffer@t...>
> Pitchfork has this list of the fifty most popular CDs you'll find
> shops. I've seen virtually all of them at one time or another.Oddly, I
> have never seen AMC's _Everclear_ used. The person writing thereview
> seemed to have a field day slamming it, so I'm pasting it here.The firewatercircus had a fiekld day slamming Mr Ott in return for
his rapid dispatch of C$C's Ask Question's Later.
Seems the guy ain't 100% on the button on most of these.
releasing pet hatreds on otherwise ok material, can't tell if he's
I thunk everclear was a rarity now anyway. About time that Eitzel got
the reissues sorted innit?
Np Bob Dylan Live '75 Isis
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> 24: American Music Club: Everclear
> Lots of people will tell you Mark Eitzel is an unheralded
> genius. Fuck them: this is a goth album, with lyrics like, "YourEitzel is
> ex-girlfriend told me you spent all yesterday crying," and if
> anything, he could be the one American singer who could drink withShane
> McGowan. Flitting around with every style of music imaginable,unabashed
> in his weepy lyrics, Eitzel was a self-pitying, paralyzed drunkwho,
> around the time of Everclear (named after the brand name grainalcohol),
> was getting his shit together for the first time following somelate-80s
> success in Europe.Tengo's
> Hideously produced for Alias-- the same label that fucked up Yo La
> May I Sing With Me-- Everclear is an overstuffed, underdevelopedalbum
> drenched in a plate of reverb on par with Queensryche. Argumentsabout his
> critical import circa Everclear are made meaningless by hisagonizing
> mid-90s sellout. Incredibly, neither Paul Thomas Anderson norCameron
> Crowe have used Mark Eitzel songs in any of their films.
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- --On Thursday, October 2, 2003 3:38 PM +0000 Stevo <Stuggy@...>
> I thunk everclear was a rarity now anyway. About time that Eitzel gotI'm pretty sure that Alias has never let _Everclear_ go out of print. I
> the reissues sorted innit?
agree with Ott that the disc had a lot of reverb, but that's one of the
things I like about the album (that goes for most of Neko Case's recorded
output as well). I wish more bands imitated the lush production choices
AMC made on _Everclear_...
>I thunk everclear was a rarity now anyway. About time that EitzelHave read that Tom Mallon is the sticking point for further AMC
>got the reissues sorted innit?
>Np Bob Dylan Live '75 Isis
reissues, but that's second-hand info. Would love a remastered
And I see _San Francisco_ twice as much in the used bins, and _West_
most of all. Agreed that the article reveals biases, but that's
Pitchfork's slant anyway - snide and provocative.
np: Downpilot, _Leaving Not Arriving_ - local band, highly
recommended if you dug Sanford Arms' album. Male vox w/ female
harmonies and violin, like a sweet Wilco laid over slow Son Volt
- --On Thursday, October 2, 2003 4:53 AM -1100 Chris Hill <chillout@...>
> Have read that Tom Mallon is the sticking point for further AMCAmen to that. I don't know how much of it is Mallon or other red tape --
> reissues, but that's second-hand info. Would love a remastered
didn't Warner Brothers have _California_ and _United Kingdom_ on their
release schedule when they dropped Eitzel in '98? I assumed that dropping
him shelved the reissues, which is a shame, but at least they got _Engine_
back into print.
> And I see _San Francisco_ twice as much in the used bins, and _West_And those are -- in order -- my two least favorite Eitzel recordings.
> most of all. Agreed that the article reveals biases, but that's
> Pitchfork's slant anyway - snide and provocative.
_West_ is pleasant enough, but _San Francisco_ is the disc with atrocious
production and the worst arrangements of the band's career.
> ChrisAny mp3s out there?
> np: Downpilot, _Leaving Not Arriving_ - local band, highly
> recommended if you dug Sanford Arms' album. Male vox w/ female
> harmonies and violin, like a sweet Wilco laid over slow Son Volt