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Remembering 90's pop music

     
1:35 pm on Oct 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Who is The Shamen?
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Britt pop - Early '90s?

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They caused uproar in 1992

Lyrics
cuttlefish.net/universalshamen/lyrics/bossdrum.html#boss5

They banned it cos of the chorus but the powers that be did not see the obvious reference to Ecstacy all the way through the song

"He's refined, sublime, he makes you feel fine"

Now say that with a london accent

"E's refined, sublime, e makes you feel fine"

Oooh la la are you promoting drugs

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I remember, a classic!

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dont forget to mention Mr C ex Shamen lead singer and co owner of the End night club in London.

You can also read more here: www.theend.co.uk/manage/biogs/mrcbiog.htm

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Boss Drum is one of the great albums of all time and holds up remarkably well considering how long ago they made it
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Anybody got any veras? Laaaaaaavvvvly ;)
2:57 pm on Oct 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

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never understood :

"a famous philosopher once wrote..."

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I remember them. I actually was listening to some remixes of some songs off of Boss Drum on the way to work. Great album.
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They had a pretty successful hit here in the states with their song "Move Any Mountain".

Since the original posting question I dusted off the old LP and listened to it today, but it doesn't really hold the same musical weight to my ears as it did back around 1991 or so when it came out.

Not bad, but they are no Depeche Mode.

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>never understood :
>"a famous philosopher once wrote..."

...naut-e, naut-e

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Not bad, but they are no Depeche Mode.
Now That's a group I know and love.. and The Cure.. U2.. OMD.. Yaz.. omg I'm old..
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You know your old when your favourite albums werent orignally released on CD! ;)...crash...
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Yaz (or Yazoo) is one of my favorites. For our first dance as a married couple at our reception, the song was "Only You".
3:51 pm on Oct 17, 2002 (gmt 0)

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>>...naut-e, naut-e

Oh, i see (I think)

- Pop Quiz -

Another big techno pop group around was...

"do-do be wah, cos you know that something good is gonna happennn"

name them

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U-u-u-u-tah Saints
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My wife always thought that that song was

"You talk sense, you you you talk sense"

:-)

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lol - yep, no cd's back then, heck no computers!.. Let's see.. The Clash, Social Distortion, Subhumans.. Dead Milkmen, Sex Pistols.. Tears for Fears, GoGo's, Howard Jones, Eurythmics, Peter Gabriel.. ugh.. yep pratically dead :/ atleast i was never into boy george or duran duran ;) ohh.. almost forgot sucidal tendencies.. can't forget them :D
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ah come on - I just went to see Social Distortion a couple months ago. They still rock!
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yeah but boy george was funny in the a-team.

I had a chat with Mr C the other day in AKA (the bar next to the End). Really nice guy

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I kind of ignored the first batch of electro pop...I was in a band with a brass section at the time and we were doing a sort of punk/accoustic thing...sort of going in the opposite direction...so I was listening to people like Beevamp with more of a jazz feel

I couldn't ignore Cabaret Voltaire and the original Human League though

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I've been in the Electro-EBM-Industrial thing, and the 90s (and late 80s) had excellent bands that influenced (one way or another) a lot of today's music.
Skinny Puppy (my all-time favorite)
Front 242
Front Line Assembly
Foetus (in all his utterly distasteful combinations)
Einsturzende Neubauten

Others not-so-industrial:
Dead Can Dance
In the nursery

And Pop:
Yaz (or Yazoo) and later Erasure (Vince Clark)
Depeche Mode
A-ha

man... I'm getting old! (and who isn't?)

I formed a band in the early 90s, Deus ex Machina we called it. Harsh industrial was our line of work.
To my surprise (and many others for that matter) we released 2 albums! :)

1:47 am on Oct 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

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transistor: "Foetus (in all his utterly distasteful combinations)"

made some wonderful stuff...we used to use the same studio and the same engineer, Pete McGee...who, incidentally, was also the engineer on the Mac and Katie Kissoon version of Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep

scary

and

I prefer to think of it not so much as getting old but more as getting further away from adolescence

2:15 am on Oct 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Look, there have been millions of albums produced in the past several years. Ok...maybe tens of thousands.

But there is only one group that still chills me.

U2

There was Boy, then October, then Unforgettable Fire, then WAR (My favorite), then some short discs...then Joshua Tree, then Rattle-n-Hum (lame), then Achtung Baby (excellent), then Zoopropa? (WHAT were they thinking?), then some other album that was not much better than Zooropa, then the latest--->All that you can't leave behind. (Which is an ok to pretty good album.)

The 'monkey song' on the latest is my favorite. (ok-'Love Comes Tumbling" off of that short album-is still my all-time favorite.)

But don't get me started on how 'Tears for Fears' was under-rated...

7:54 pm on Oct 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

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"U2

There was Boy, then October, then Unforgettable Fire, then WAR (My favorite), then some short discs...then Joshua Tree, then Rattle-n-Hum (lame), then Achtung Baby (excellent), then Zoopropa? (WHAT were they thinking?), then some other album that was not much better than Zooropa, then the latest--->All that you can't leave behind."

and you'd have thought that with all that recording done they'd have found the time to write a second tune

seriously...I think they were stunning for a while...but they haven't moved on as far as a lot of other bands and they don't really get to me any more...and if, like me, you are a musician who enjoys experimenting with an album by trying to come up with different versions of the songs on it...then U2 are a dead loss...if you cut the songs down to basics there really isn't much to work with

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hehe, sugarkane, we met at pubcon. I can soooo see that's you ;)

You old hippie!

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8:37 pm on Oct 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I think they were stunning for a while...but they haven't moved on as far as a lot of other bands

Well, you've got me there:>) Not much angst left after you become a multi-millionaire!

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I almost forgot about The Prodigy! also Chemical Brothers and Fatboy Slim.

Eric_Jarvis:

made some wonderful stuff...we used to use the same studio...

Wash it all off, Bedrock and Sick Man just to name a few of my favorites! Great musician in my book.

As for U2, well, they never really got to me, although I must say Achtung Baby is one fine album.

Tears for Fears! great band!

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I formed a band in the early 90s, Deus ex Machina we called it. Harsh industrial was our line of work.
To my surprise (and many others for that matter) we released 2 albums!

2 albums? I know only of 1? (Something with video, can't remember the exact title)

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