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July 19, 2006 1:57 PM   Subscribe

I was hoping klangklangston would, if he has the time, post one or two lines about each of the numerous albums he cites, either in the main thread or his own blog. I was concerned that a request for a self-link or major derail might be frowned upon in the blue, hence this MeTa.
posted by kimota to Etiquette/Policy at 1:57 PM (24 comments total)

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posted by blue_beetle at 2:02 PM on July 19, 2006


I start it off for him: Anything by Merzbow is unlistenable. Take it away kk!
posted by Falconetti at 2:07 PM on July 19, 2006


These aren't terribly obscure albums--try searching the ILM forums, I imagine there have been some pretty big throw-downs over at least a few of these...
posted by hototogisu at 2:07 PM on July 19, 2006


Well, why not email him and ask?
posted by Fidel Cashflow at 2:19 PM on July 19, 2006


Thanks for pointing me to a comment I needed to fave. :)
posted by loquacious at 2:27 PM on July 19, 2006


Can he also explain what is happening in Gram Parson's "$1000 Wedding"? Why is there supposed to be a funeral? I don't get it. Also, does everyone really need a bosom for a pillow? And finally, if you're so vain, but the song is not about you, then who the fuck is vain? If the song is saying that you are vain, how can it then also not be about you? You see what I am saying? It doesn't make any sense! Help me klangklangston! You're my only hope!
posted by ND¢ at 2:28 PM on July 19, 2006 [5 favorites]


ND¢, I think I love you.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 2:33 PM on July 19, 2006


Funny you should mention that, ND¢: I was just thinking about opening up a vain...
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:33 PM on July 19, 2006


He named like 100 albums! The All Music Guide is your friend in these matters.
posted by MetaMonkey at 2:40 PM on July 19, 2006


if this were ask and i were the asker and i could mark a best answer i would mark metamonkey's comment^. say what you will about amg but there is a lot of crap there about why this or that is good/important.
posted by kaytwo at 4:38 PM on July 19, 2006


You have got to love a man who feels the passion. You go klang.
posted by caddis at 6:12 PM on July 19, 2006


I certainly love anyone that cites Nurse with Wound as influential. Who among us hasn't spent countless hours listening to Sylvie and Babs or Brained by Falling Masonry? Great balls of fur, indeed!
posted by malocchio at 6:40 PM on July 19, 2006


I was concerned that a request for a self-link or major derail might be frowned upon in the blue, hence this MeTa.

kimota, it would *not* have been a "major derail" in that thread to ask klang for more information about his picks - hell, it wouldn't have been a derail at all. Also, occasional self-linking is perfectly fine in comments here. It's the post itself that shouldn't have any self-links. In other words, don't feel like you have to censor yourself on either of those scores, and rest assured your request clearly belongs in the blue rather than a new MeTa thread.

[kaytwo, please stop using the harder-to-see caret to link something - just link the words themselves [in this case, "metamonkey's comment"; it's the norm at the site, and most every other site, too. Thanks!]
posted by mediareport at 7:05 PM on July 19, 2006


Huh? Nurse with Wound? Where?

Wouldn't mind if Sugar Fish Drink was the most influential album of all time...
posted by UbuRoivas at 7:16 PM on July 19, 2006


GYOFkkB.

Shee-it.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 7:37 PM on July 19, 2006


UbuRoivas - right about here.
posted by malocchio at 7:41 PM on July 19, 2006


[kaytwo, please stop using the harder-to-see caret to link something - just link the words themselves [in this case, "metamonkey's comment"; it's the norm at the site, and most every other site, too. Thanks!]

i'm trying to run the caret into the ground because i hate it for wikipedia links. overuse in other and dumb situations will dilute the meaning of it and hopefully ruin it for all time. of course if i keep doing it in MeTa no one will notice. help me out please?
posted by kaytwo at 8:28 PM on July 19, 2006


"I start it off for him: Anything by Merzbow is unlistenable. "

Yeah, but in a good way!

(I'll post some quick descriptions on my blog. Most of those listings were off the top of my head, and I didn't even spell 'em all right. They're just things that have influenced my listening habits far more than, say, Joni Mitchell. But apparently some people don't like to listen to NWW...)
posted by klangklangston at 9:08 PM on July 19, 2006


help me out please?

No. Stop. It's having the opposite effect.
posted by mediareport at 10:25 PM on July 19, 2006


I didn't even spell 'em all right.

Bullocks!

And thanks, klang, since you posted your list, I've listened to a lot of stuff that's been languishing on my shelves long enough to get proper dusty. Plus Whitehouse. God I love Whitehouse. Their influence on power electronics cannot be underestimated, so I'm frankly shocked that you didn't include them ;-)
posted by jack_mo at 2:58 AM on July 20, 2006


The only Whitehouse album I have is Bird Seed. And I gotta draw a line somewhere, right?
posted by klangklangston at 7:40 AM on July 20, 2006


and Spiraling, why hasn't anybody mentioned this little gem of a band?

(shameless plug)
posted by caddis at 8:07 AM on July 20, 2006


Yes, please tell me more about these "Pinkertons."
posted by ludwig_van at 11:05 AM on July 20, 2006


Let's leave it all alone. I'm stupidest when I try to be funny.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:22 AM on July 20, 2006


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