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Re: Bloc Party on Letterman last nite
« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2005, 01:56:00 pm »
So, I don't have the time to read all the Bloc Party threads...looks like I'll have a couple extra tickets.  Any boardies miss out and wanna go?

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Re: Bloc Party on Letterman last nite
« Reply #31 on: June 16, 2005, 01:47:00 am »
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  The Bloc Party's popularity also illustrates my point that UK indie bands have an advantage over US indie bands here.
Yup, all it takes is a covershot on the Hype Machine:
 
     :roll:   I'm pretty sure they're more popular in the UK than the US. Same with the Sissor Sisters.

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Re: Bloc Party on Letterman last nite
« Reply #32 on: June 16, 2005, 01:53:00 am »
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 Why is this?  Because successful UK bands have the advantage of already being established as buzzworthy bands before they come to the US.  A UK band getting press coverage over there are more likely to picked up the mainstream media here, then a US band working it's way up the circuit.  
i totally agree with this, but you miss one big point ... these UK indie bands get so much press because they ARE mainstream rock in britain ... whereas mainstream rock here is aggressive, angsty buttrock
 
 it's actually very similar to the 80s when groups like the smiths were mainstream in the UK and well-hyped "alternative" groups in the US ... mainstream US rock just doesn't accept any lack of masculinity [/b]
I don't know I'd go as far as calling most of these indie bands "mainstream in the UK".  Yeah, they get some radio play on Radio 1 and XFM but are pretty much ignored on most of the local radio stations.  
 
 I just think that the British are more open to different types of music in general.  How else can you explain that Crazy Frog Ringtone being number one in the charts for three weeks?

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Re: Bloc Party on Letterman last nite
« Reply #33 on: June 16, 2005, 10:14:00 am »
I need to crawl out from whatever rock I'm under. I still have yet to hear this band. All that will change tonite when I go to the show. I'll make up my mind then, though I'm worried about the FF comparisons. FF doesn't turn my crank.
 
 So who IS going to the show tonite? Anyone know anything about the openers (Automato and Engineers)?

Re: Bloc Party on Letterman last nite
« Reply #34 on: June 16, 2005, 10:19:00 am »
They have a black lead singer. White people love it when a Negro sings whitey music.
 
 
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  What's the big fuss about Bloc Party?  

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Re: Bloc Party on Letterman last nite
« Reply #35 on: June 16, 2005, 10:44:00 am »
Automato is some sort of indie hip-hop group, they've released some stuff on Dim Mak.
Emrys

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Re: Bloc Party on Letterman last nite
« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2005, 10:50:00 am »
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  They have a black lead singer. White people love it when a Negro sings whitey music.
 
   
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  What's the big fuss about Bloc Party?  
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racist Rhett is back in action!  missed your slanderous comments, buddy! (or should i say libelous)

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Re: Bloc Party on Letterman last nite
« Reply #37 on: June 16, 2005, 10:52:00 am »
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 Three guys walked in together, one with a pink polo shirt, one with a light green, and one in a light blue.
in Canada, we beat those kind of people up.

Re: Bloc Party on Letterman last nite
« Reply #38 on: June 16, 2005, 11:10:00 am »
What was racist about my comment? If it's racist, it's racist against White people, not Black people.
 
 I'm sure a lot of white people (guilty white liberals) give bonus points to rock bands when they are/have black members. This theory helps explain the popularity of mediocre crap like Living Color.
 
 
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  What's the big fuss about Bloc Party?  
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racist Rhett is back in action!  missed your slanderous comments, buddy! (or should i say libelous) [/b]

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Re: Bloc Party on Letterman last nite
« Reply #39 on: June 16, 2005, 11:11:00 am »
*yawnnnnn*

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Re: Bloc Party on Letterman last nite
« Reply #40 on: June 16, 2005, 11:14:00 am »
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Originally posted by Charlie Nakatestes, Japanese Golfer:
  What was racist about my comment? If it's racist, it's racist against White people, not Black people.
 
 I'm sure a lot of white people (guilty white liberals) give bonus points to rock bands when they are/have black members. This theory helps explain the popularity of mediocre crap like Living Color.
 
Of all the mountains of mediocre crap rock bands that have come out in the last 15 years, maybe 3 of them had black singers (or members as ALL of Living Color were black) and you say that is why they had thier 15 minutes?  what about the other 12,000 crap rock bands that dont have black members?

Re: Bloc Party on Letterman last nite
« Reply #41 on: June 16, 2005, 11:18:00 am »
C'mon. Admit it. Once you found out the singer for Block Party was black and had a cute little new wavey haircut to boot, you instantly liked them more.

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Re: Bloc Party on Letterman last nite
« Reply #42 on: June 16, 2005, 11:29:00 am »
there are shared influences between Franz and Bloc Party but I wouldn't say they sound the same.  Franz lean about move New Wavey and Bloc Party are more punky.  Bloc Party's guitarist is a bit more versatile, clearily influenced by Gang of Four, Pixies, and The Police.  BP's energy level is uptempo and the singer does have a great voice.
 
 And Living Color had it's moments... Glamour Boys was a ace track...
T.Rex

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Re: Bloc Party on Letterman last nite
« Reply #43 on: June 16, 2005, 11:31:00 am »
Thx Kosmo. I think we'll get there in time for Engineers. By the way, I thought I'd offer here before going to the ticket xchange page...anyone need a ticket for tonite?

Re: Bloc Party on Letterman last nite
« Reply #44 on: June 16, 2005, 11:33:00 am »
I aint no glamour boy-I'M FIERCE
 
 Always makes me laugh to think of a black guy (named Corey, no less) in a designer hairstyle and spandex pants singing these lyrics.
 
 (V. Reid) - Bass arrangement by M. Skillings
 The glamour boys swear they are a diva
 The glamour boys have it all under control
 Always dancing and always laughing
 The glamour boys are playing the role
 The glamour boys never have no money
 The glamour boys wear the most expensive clothes
 The glamour boys are always at the party
 Where the money comes from heaven only knows
 I ain't no glamour boy - I'M FIERCE
 I ain't no glamour boy - (snap)
 I ain't no glamour boy - I'M FIERCE
 I ain't no glamour boy
 The glamour boys live off their ambition
 The glamour boys have it all figured out
 A very, very dubious position
 When you got no clout
 The glamour boys whole life is a gamble
 They might get over or fall flat on their face
 But if one does, there's no need to worry
 Another G-Boy will take this place
 I ain't no glamour boy - I'M FIERCE
 The glamour boys don't think tomorrow
 The glamour boys just need tonight to play
 But just like things you can't afford on credit
 Time catches up and you have to pay
 The glamour boys are always on the guest list
 You'll always find them in the hottest spots in town
 They'll be your friend if you have fame or fortune
 If you don't they won't be hanging 'round
 I ain't no glamour boy - I'm FIERCE