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Re: the trashing of the hopping bunnies....
I think you said that Sally ann sounded like Pavement....I don't know
what you hear but it sure as hell doesn't sound like Pavement at all...
sorry...I think that is very misleading...listen to the guitars, and tell
me that sounds like pavement...or tell me that the feel of the song is
that of a pavement song...it's just that I find it annoying when people
throw references in the wind without backing them up...listen to slanted
and enchanted even, and I think Sally Ann (which I personally think is a
great song) would stick out....
On Mon, 26 Aug 1996, Sarah Thompson wrote:
> Date: Mon, 26 Aug 1996 10:38:01 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Sarah Thompson <sthomps3\!/mustang.uwo.ca>
> Subject: the trashing of the hopping bunnies....
> PAVEMENT ????? PAVEMENT ????????????? you'll have to come up with
> >something better than that 'cause I defy you to find me a *single* pavement
> >song that even comes close to sounding like (sally ann's) style denial Or
> >the other way around)... if anything maybe the guitars sound a bit
> >archers/polvo-like, and I suppose the singing could sound a bit like malkmus
> >when he's having fun, but it's just not laid back enough to be like pavement.
> Oh...you defy me to make a single comparison and then go on to make two
> points of comparison yourself. I think you've defeated your own argument.
> And by the way, Pavement are not always layed back friend, I seem to recall
> their first album, Slanted and Enchanted, is pretty wild.
> I think I've taken this round.
> I am going to make one other comment though. There's been a fair bit of
> comment on "blind devotion" within Sloan net and I think in some cases the
> Local Rabbits is another example. Now I do think a record label can be
> used as a guide by which one can purchase records, as the owners often
> dictate the bands. Thus, if you like one band they signed, then it is
> possible you'll like another band because there may be a similar flavour
> that runs through the label's music. I think, for the most part this is true
> of Murder, Subpop, etc.
> I also think there are a great number of people who only heard about Eric's
> Trip, Superfriendz, Jale etc. because of the influence of Sloan. They
> dropped those names time and again in interviews (I remember when Patrick
> Pentland told me about this cool band called Tag, which his girlfriend
> played in....) and promoted those bands from obscurity. Canada is a better
> place because Sloan helped these bands out.
> So Sloan's track record is pretty good but I think they missed the boat on
> Local Rabbits. That said, I will still, in the future, pay close attention
> to whatever Jay and co. sign, because they've been pretty good until now. I
> will not however, like the band simply because they're on Murder.
> "The sychophantic slags all say...I knew him first and I knew him well."
> Robert Thompson