RE: New church | from edMay 23 2002 - 21:35
I hear you, Rob S.
I hear you, Rob S.
I take back my original comment. I really like the new Church album. the best since "Priest".
What Church CD to begin with? Ah, being a Church fan spanning 3 decades, a must start is anywhere around Seance, Remote Luxury and Heyday. Starfish is a must also, but don't miss the earlier sounds as most are dark and acoustical as well. Ed, thanks for the update as I have almost given up on the church since the late 90's. I will definately check the newest out.
That is great info, Susan. I wondered what they were like. 20,000 records, huh I wonder if that is a record. (no pun intended)
Marty Willson-Piper is without one iota of a doubt one of the most phenomenal guitarists I've ever seen (and heard). He plays with a skill and style and personality you don't see much anymore...although I didn't get a chance to catch them this time around I did when they toured behind 'Hologram of Baal,' and I remember being absolutely floored. Marty's a fantastically-nice guy, too, one of the coolest people I've ever interviewed. I remember running up a massive phone bill calling him (and Steve, separately) in Sweden and gabbing with him for nearly two hours. (Side note: Marty owns over 20,000 records!)
I went to the show last night. Kozelek was amazing on Katy Song.
Marty had a lot of energy but Peter Koppes didn't get up from his stool except to leave the stage. Watch out for the fog machine.
Fuck. Wish I lived on the west coast
If any of you are in or around the SF Bay Area, the Church are playing Slim's on Sunday. Mark Kozelek's opening and as far as I know tickets are still available.
Thanks Andy! Cheers....
Starfish is probably their most accessible and stripped down record. A great introduction to a under appreciated band. Starfish is also the easiest record to find purchasing wise eventhough it looks like EMI is re-releasing a ot of their earlier works.
There are also a few compilations out there givng the listener a nice sampling of songs that span their 22 year career.
Can anyone reccomend a good first Church record for someone unfamiliar with their material? I'm intrigued.....
After Everything has some of the best Church songs. "Reprieve" is one of the worst (granted %90 better than most stuff released).
It's an interesting record for the Church. The mood is very different from "Priest = Aura". It has hopeful songs. Those guitars are amazing. 8 out of 10, but I'm just a Church fan.
Hey scoobidoo. If you can get a listen to The church's B side compliation "A quick smoke at Spot's", that's good for the ears.
thanks very much for these recommandations. I have seen on allmusic that "Starfish" was their best effort. I think "after everything..." is a good compromise between Cure's "Disintegration" et Blue Nile's "hats". Two excellents eighties albums. the old stuff the i have listened sounds like an old british band called the Only Ones. In my opinion of course...
Their albums Heyday (1985) and Seance (1983) are two of my personal favorites. John Berry...what do you think of the Church?????
Personally I would start with The Blurred Crusade(which came out about a thousand years ago)then work your way to present.
Pick up Starfish (1988) and Priest=Aura (1992) first. Those two are the most consistent records. Or you could easily start with Under The Milky Way (greatest hits/songs), unless you dislike greatest hits compilations. I think 'After Everything...' is their least "pop"-inflected album in some time and, as a result, sounds rather fresh to me. I like Tim Powles's loose production on it also.
Hello guys, I've just discover this band with the new album "after everything..."(which is very good). Is there somebody that could advise me in their very loaded discography?
They always provide something that keeps you wanting more. I do like some songs on the new one and the 3 previous. Be great if they made another album like Starfish again. Thanx Adam for taking me up on that gag.
I know what you mean RobS. I am just a sucker for the church. But I do think that this album is better than the last 3 or 4?
I don't think it's so great. They've been peddling the same record since "Priest = Aura". But.. who am i?
The title is "After everything, now this"
Definitely a Church fan here, since almost the beginning. Thanks for the plug, ed, been looking for something new from the church for at least a few years now.
Any church fans out there? I highly advise picking up their new lp. Very nice stuff!!
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