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Post time 2005-1-5 05:12:05 |Display all floors

Punk

True,

A few years ago I transfered the early Brain Failiure demos from tape to cd and they certainly have their own sound. Definitely punk !

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Post time 2005-1-6 06:36:27 |Display all floors

Brain failure & hang on the box

re: Brain Failure, i love thier dynamic collapse ( thats the only way i can discribe thier particular distorted guitar ). It only needs a slight tweaking to get it right for the USA market.............but thats money.
My friends in The USA and Japan loved the Brain failure an hang on the box tours, only Critic was maybe they need refinement..........

but, could refinement mean loss of originality?

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Post time 2005-1-12 16:50:36 |Display all floors

more and more, hope this post doesn't get vaporized

I don't  like brainfailure, sounds like chumbawamba commercial bullshit at least their recent stuff. They are just famous coz they toured around in the US (one of the few, maybe 3, Chinese Punk bands). That's it, from what I've heard they were different years ago, now they could play bad folk style cover versions of the Ramones in Irish pubs. Definetely better are: THE BELIEVERS, for me the best Chinese Punk band.
OK bands are G.O.I. (Greatest of Ice-Cream) and tookoo (all from Beijing)

www.tookooband.com

Another one is Swamp from Guangzhou, they experiment a lot with electronic sounds, wouldn't suprise me if they mark the beginning of Chinese trip hop. I lost their URL, gonna post it later.

For Chengdu, uh, there're tonz of bands, there are Proximity butterfly (2 foreigners, 2 chinese), as I would say the most intimite band, very orgiastic, they take their time to build up the songs. Ya'Could call it psychodelic rock (kind of Doors' style).
The 2 most famous Chengdu bands are Ashura and Soundtoy, but they are POP (altough they could do the POGO), so let's drop them.
There are 2 Metal bands worth mention THOR and Hanged. The first one is the general of the scene a Marilyn Manson, nice and addicted to his music, using music just as a weapon to fight XXXXXXXXX. And Hanged, also metal but no singing just pig noise (I think their idea is: well we can't speak out what we think unless we want 2 get into trouble so let's just make a pervert noise).
And than there are dozens of other bands like Idolum of Eddy (cross over), and the rest splits up any other day.


My last post (and not only my last one!!!) didn't appear, so the thread is at the buttom line, let's push it to the top again.

PEACE FROM CHENGDU

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Post time 2005-1-19 18:56:26 |Display all floors

Elektronic Music

Check out the 2004 album of "Wang Lei" of all the stuff I now the most promising in terms of Chinese electronic music (he's living in Guangzhou and has been a Rock Star before)...
Anybody out there who knows Panda Twins???

Greetings from Chengdu

www.platypusmusic.cn

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Post time 2005-1-26 17:35:30 |Display all floors

Kunming, Dali, Lijiang

Any good parties in Kunming, Dali, Lijiang in the next 2, 3 weeks (no mainstream crapp)? Any good bars? Please let me know.

peace

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Post time 2005-3-3 11:58:34 |Display all floors

chengdu

Well next time I get you some information about Kunming's scene this time I just want to inform of the following event

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everyday from 8 pm
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Tel. 85177999
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OPENING PARTY
4th March 8 pm
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Post time 2005-3-3 12:31:24 |Display all floors

"chumbawamba commercial" i like, but music is never "bullshit"

allthough quite a funny name that brough a smile to my face...........no music is bullshit..
Its natural evolution as the band ( such as Brain Failure ) learns to combine what it does well and retains, then gains a large dedicated following.
If bands or musicians persist...........and people become aware and appreciate thus, then it is unfair to award them such negative title.

Personally, I prefer Hang on the box.

Their sound is very much liked by the English/Australian and newzealand scene
Their only obstacle, is promotion and money.

China has such a wealth of variety in alternative music
it ALL, has an energy that is very much sought by many around the world.

Caocaodao, a name you mentioned grabbed my attention immediately, "anda twins"................tell us more.

also, have you thought about getting involved with music promotion?

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