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RE: Bedhead and Macha help | from JKFeb 24 2002 - 22:05

Anyone heard Macha? Its a pretty cool band on (bought out/sold out) Matador. Very middle eastern overtones, but distortion on the vocals and a whispery feel. Its pretty diverse as well as tempos, dynamics, and a general feel. Oh, and I dig Rex and Codeine...check out Mice Parade as well, pretty neat stuff.

RE: Bedhead and Macha help | from beheadedFeb 16 2002 - 16:34

Go here for the official Bedhead discography:

http://brainwashed.com/bedhead/

RE: Bedhead and Macha help | from another deanFeb 15 2002 - 17:08

if you want the lowdown on the big
Rex explosion go to Perishable Records site. Or try: Orso, Loftus, Out in Worship, the Letter E, Him or Pullman. As for Bedhead...they have never put anything bad out: Beheaded(is my favorite), whatfunlifewas, transaction de novo Lp's; Lepidoptera, the dark ages and the 1994 EP Ep's are all I have. Along with Bedhead loved Macha and the New Year. Does anybody know if they put anything else out?

RE: Bedhead and Macha help | from another deanFeb 15 2002 - 17:02

if you want the lowdown on the big
Rex explosion go to Perishable Records site. Or try: Orso, Loftus, Out in Worship, the Letter E, Him or Pullman. As for Bedhead...they have never put anything bad out: Beheaded(is my favorite), whatfunlifewas, transaction de novo Lp's; Lepidoptera, the dark ages and the 1994 EP Ep's are all I have. Along with Bedhead loved Macha and the New Year. Does anybody know if they put anything else out?

RE: Bedhead and Macha help | from ASHFeb 11 2002 - 22:57

i would agree with michel and give "C" a big thumbs up.. but i really like 'blue eyes your not' off the "Waltz EP"

RE: Bedhead and Macha help | from michelFeb 10 2002 - 04:13

"C"

RE: Bedhead and Macha help | from sethFeb 10 2002 - 00:55

I have never heard of Rex before, but I went to a commerical online site and checked out a few of their tracks online. Does anyone know if they have a stand out album?

RE: Bedhead and Macha help | from micahFeb 02 2002 - 19:32

thanks those of you who helped,
and those who got off topic, that's
ok too. :) beheaded, i'll look for
the EP, thanks again.

RE: Bedhead and Macha help | from beheadedFeb 02 2002 - 07:05

OK, back to Bedhead and Macha --

If you can find it, get Bedhead's "4 Song EP", which was recorded live, in one take, at a church in Dallas back in '94. It's absolutely gorgeous, and includes an amazing cover of Joy Division's "Disorder."

Macha, hhmmm.... Hard to pick between their two albums. I'd say get "See It Another Way"... wait, wait, get their first one, "Macha"... oh hell, get them both. They rule.

RE: Bedhead and Macha help | from ashFeb 01 2002 - 09:00

i've got the 'directions in music' s/t LP... it's okay. i haven't listened to it in a long time, but i seem to recall liking it as a whole. i remember there was one song on the second side that was quite impressive.. i liked the earliest june of '44 material, but everything after 'tropics & meridians' just didn't cut it for me... better to buy their stuff just for the wonderful custom packaging.

anyone here remember 'rodan' ? it was the band that jeff mueller was in with tara jane o'neil, kevin coultas, and jason noble before june of '44 and the rachels. their only full album, 'rusty' is a classic....

RE: Bedhead and Macha help | from DeanFeb 01 2002 - 01:07

Doh!! Too right: Scharins the boy!! What he does on Jet!! Curtis's songs are lush too. You guys ever listened to Red Red Meat or califone??

RE: Bedhead and Macha help | from Seth HowardJan 31 2002 - 17:10

I love Doug Scharin's playing, but I really don't care for June of '44 much. Do any of you guys have the Directions in Music record? Is it any good?

RE: Bedhead and Macha help | from adamJan 31 2002 - 13:40

Doug Sharin is absolutely amazing.

RE: Bedhead and Macha help | from Mike MyersJan 31 2002 - 11:29

Bedhead- "Transaction de Novo" fucking rules

Also get The New Year "Newness Ends"

P.S. Message to Dean- Phil Spirito was actually the bass player in Rex and currently plays in ORSO out of Chicago I do believe. Doug Sharin is the man you're thinking of who taught drummers everything there is to know about minimalism with Rex and Codeine. He also plays/played in June of 44 and Directions in music.

cheeers

RE: Bedhead and Macha help | from ashJan 31 2002 - 09:58

mmm.. codeine is definately one of my fav's as well... i could be mistaken, but i seem to recall jeff citing them as an influence on the idaho sound in the early years. the 'white birch' album (codeine's final record) is amazingly beautiful/sparse/haunting and features doug scharin on drums... he has since been very prolific (playing in "june of '44", "rex", and "him" at the same time, among others)... he is also an amazing drummer to see live.. he has that great 'open' drumming style that is quite uncommon. rex was also a great band to see live.. dean did you happen to see them when 'C' came out? it's was really cool how curtis harvey would sing through a CB handset run through the PA on a couple of the songs... also, gotta love that cello, too!

RE: Bedhead and Macha help | from DeanJan 31 2002 - 00:40

Codeine are long dead. Try Rex, also sadly now defunct but released 2 stunning LP's and 1 OK one. Phil Spirito, bestest drummer in the world, played on the last two and was also ( fact fans ) drummer with Codeine. Try "C" as a starting point: huge sweeping Alt country anthems, mellow plucking, big slabs of sound hmmmmm

RE: Bedhead and Macha help | from ben hornJan 30 2002 - 13:43

If you like low, bedhead, idaho, joy division, codeine is an excellant band to check out. I dont know if they are still putting out new stuff though.

RE: Bedhead and Macha help | from christianJan 29 2002 - 07:00

both of macha's albums are incredible - completely mind-bending. josh mckay has a new album out under the name "seaworthy", which is dark and brooding and not entirely unlike "levitate".

RE: Bedhead and Macha help | from Seth HowardJan 27 2002 - 12:41

For Bedhead, "Transaction de Novo" is good. The New Year album you have and WhatFunLifeWas are probably my favorites though.

If you're really into them, I'd try to pick up whatever you can asap. Their stuff is going out of print fast.

RE: Bedhead and Macha help | from eraserheadJan 27 2002 - 07:32

If you don't have Macha loved Bedhead- Bedhead loved Macha, that is a great ep (only six songs) but they are definetely worth having.

album choices? | from micahJan 26 2002 - 23:17

I have what fun life was, and
newness ends. i have to be frugal
with my album buying. what would
be your recommendations for bedhead
and macha? I'd appreciate help
from some diehards.

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