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Old 16th Jan 2006, 16:42   #31
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Default Re: The Greatest Genius Who Ever Lived 2: Luke Haines

My choices, off the top of my head, would be:
  1. American Guitars, The Auteurs (New Wave)
  2. Don't Trust The Stars, The Auteurs (New Wave)
  3. Lenny Valentino, The Auteurs (Now I'm A Cowboy)
  4. New French Girlfriend, The Auteurs (Now I'm A Cowboy
  5. Unsolved Child Murder, The Auteurs (After Murder Park)
  6. Dead Sea Navigators, The Auteurs (After Murder Park)
  7. After Murder Park, The Auteurs (After Murder Park)
  8. The Rubettes, The Auteurs (How I Learned To Love The Bootboys)
  9. Johnny & The Hurricanes, The Auteurs (How I Learned To Love The Bootboys)
  10. Baader Meinhof, Baader Meinhof (Baader Meinhof)
  11. Mogadishu, Baader Meinhof (Baader Meinhof)
  12. Girl Singing In The Wreckage, Black Box Recorder (England Made Me)
  13. Kidnapping An Heiress, Black Box Recorder (England Made Me)
  14. The Facts of Life, Black Box Recorder (The Facts Of Life)
  15. Never Work, Luke Haines (The Oliver Twist Manifesto)
  16. In The Bleak Midwinter, Luke Haines (Christie Malry's Own Double Entry OST)
  17. How Could I Be Wrong?, Luke Haines (Das Capital)
  18. Future Generation, Luke Haines (Das Capital)
I struggled to narrow it down. I also wanted to add B-sides.

But they'll all probably fit on a CD anyway. Some are quite short.
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John,

I see from the Wikipedia article on Luke Haines that Off My Rocker At The Art School Bop won't be the only release from the man in 2006; the soundtrack to his abandoned musical, Property, will also be hitting the shelves. No date on either, though.
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Old 18th Jan 2006, 15:06   #33
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John,

I see from the Wikipedia article on Luke Haines that Off My Rocker At The Art School Bop won't be the only release from the man in 2006;
Off My Rocker At The Art School Bop has now moved to a May release.

If anyone wants to make John and I jealous then:

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The Luke Haines power trio will be previewing songs from his forthcoming album (released May 2006) 'Off My Rocker At The Art School Bop' (plus some old songs) live at the Islington Academy, 25th January 2006.

Support comes from his Black Box Recorder collaborator, Sarah Nixey
http://www.sarahnixey.com

Tickets on sale now
£13 (plus booking fee) from Ticketmaster
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I don't see it on Amazon, so I'll not hold my breath even for a May release just yet.
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Impressed with the half dozen tracks now acquired. Standouts - disturbingly - are Kidnapping an Heiress and Unsolved Child Murder. Deeper investigation initiated...well done, JS and Blixa.
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Knew you'd like those ones amner, you old Burn-Peace-lover... Lyrically, closest to those two is Child Brides, which I think I quoted at the start of this thread.

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I'm listening repeatedly to:

These Are The Things
Kidnapping An Heiress
The Facts of Life

..just wonderful, and too too creepy. Thanks for pointing me this way, guys.
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I'm struggling to think how this one goes. I'm guessing it's off the Passionoia album?

You obviously like Sarah Nixey's vocals over Luke's then, amner? Have you heard my particular Black Box Recorder favourite? Girl Singing In The Wreckage?
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She's extraordinary, as otherworldly as it gets. I prefer the Auteurs' musical arrangements though, so I'm kinda into mixing the two. Not tried Baader Meinhof yet...what are the differences/similarities there?

Will seek out Girl Singing In The Wreckage this evening.
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Not tried Baader Meinhof yet...what are the differences/similarities there?
Well, the lyrical content is inspired by a number of Baader-Meinhof related stories. The music is rather minimal (guitar, drums, bass) and is punctuated with strings and handclaps. It's pure pop all the way: fantastic, in my opinion.
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