You may have this compilation, you may have discussed it here before and I missed it, but for the best post punk compilation is Wanna Buy A Bridge? Like Like. I prefer paying for music. I think it would be awful to be a young person now who just grabbed more music than they could adequately comprehend or process just because it was free on a P2P site. The thought of that sends a shiver down my spine. I do get artist free DLs of rarities, and even that can be too much for me to adequately appreciate, since I do not use an MP3 player.
So the downloads I do have sit in my computer, pretty much unheard. I play CDs. Echorich — Run with it. Fly with it. Tim — Oh, I fully realize and appreciate that. I was just expounding on the reasons why that is so for other readers, really.
This particular one was memorable to me as my first proper Mean Cow - Polyrock - Changing Hearts (Vinyl to Sparks, Slow Children and Shock. The others I was already familiar with. Not many things can survive that sonic onslaught. New Wave Compilation! You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email.
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Email required Address never made public. Name required. You won't be disappointed. Produced by Phillip Glass, this release continued in the same vein as the debut, although it contains more musical textures and a maturity in songwriting.
Inpost-punk is alive and well, and perhaps now these guys will get the attention they rightly deserved all these years. The compact arrangements, fast rhythms and repetitive melodies remain, but the end result is more varied and more fun. As with their debut, roughly half of the songs are instrumentals.
In the field of alternative rock circaPolyrock fell on the artistic side of the fence. Their melodies are actually meticulous textures, crafted to achieve correct angles like a sonic sculpture.
Watching David Byrne sing was like watching James Brown; you kept waiting for the guy to hit the wall and collapse. Polyrock never Album) that kind of energy; perhaps they were too rigid.
Having worn out vinyl copies of both of these albums years ago, I can testify to the utter brilliance of this music. That neither of these albums set the music world on fire shouldn't surprise anyone. Commercial, it's not. Intelligent, well-played and spectacularly-produced, it is. Open your ears, buy these discs and hear what you've been missing.
Polyrock went kaput far too soon. Or maybe they were just a half step from breakthrough Finally, after about 20 years without, I've got me some Polyrock again, and I feel all the dumber for letting them escape my direct attention for all these years. If you've heard and liked Cowboys International, you'd like Polyrock. Polyrock combines minimalist repetition the Glass Mean Cow - Polyrock - Changing Hearts (Vinyl with electro-pop and smart, aware songs, then strips it all down to skin and bone for extremely singleminded dance music.
Fascinating in its extremity. Changing Hearts follows the same basic pattern but loosens up the sound, occasionally breaking away from austere dance music for a taste of straightforward pop, including a reworking of the Beatles' "Rain.
Following Tommy's departure which left Polyrock a notably improved five-piecehis brother produced Above the Fruited Plain, five tracks with more character and melody than any of the group's previous releases.
No Love Lost is a posthumous collection of and live performances, plus unreleased studio demos dating up to The opening track, "Midnight Train" is the album's best, but the rest is also enjoyable, a not-spectacular collection not far removed from the Woodentops or early James. Strongly influenced by minimalism, the group was produced by the composer Philip Glass and Kurt Munkacsi.
The group signed with RCA byand delivered their debut album that same year. They were often compared by critics to Talking Heads, another band of the same era, though they never approached that band's fame "Hi my name is Lenny Aaronone of the original members of Polyrock.
I'm not sure why I'm writing to you except to thank you for your interest in our long deceased band. I do believe it was a great time for music. I will give you a quickview of the band members. Billy Robertson is living in Europe. Curt Cosentino died a few years back. I was very close with him and it was incredibly sad. I haven't heard from Joey Yanecce in years but he was living in New Jersey and doing well.
Cathey Oblasney I believe is living in Brklyn. I was so surprised a few years ago when a friend downloaded all our music from [a well-known P2P service] and gave it to me on cd.
I don't know if you know but we were never happy with the production of our albums. We were much better live. Saying something like, Wow, look at me 63 and still going. Anyway, thanks for your interest and kind words about our band. It really felt good to me and Tommy when we discovered it together surfing the net. Regards,Lenny I want to say thank you to everyone who has written to me about Polyrock over the last several months and I apologize for not responding to all of you personally.
The offers of money to create CD's, requests for any copies of the music, and just thank you notes are being forwarded to the band LP small increments. I know that they appreciate your kind words as well.
However, their sound is more stripped down than the Ocean Blue's. Nine Ways to Sunday could be seen as predecessors to Jars of Clay, at least in spirit. As with Jars of Clay Nine Ways to Sunday perform acoustic rock that transcends the limitations of the genre. I own the CD and have for several years. It was bought on a whim at a local pawn shop and it was a very pleasant surprise.
I like the sincerity of the music as well as the vocals. If you like rock fused with rockabilly and a touch of banjo, you will like this effort. They do a great job of carrying you from one song to the next and making you feel as if you are going through the same issues as they are.
It is very real and very pleasing.
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