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CDs I recently acquired:

  • Tuesday: Maxx Klaxon's lefty guerilla electroclash (in the mail), and Caroline Martin's album, I Have A Hundred More Reasons To Stay By The Fire (at her gig)

  • Yesterday: Secret Shine's After Years (most of their Sarah Records back-catalogue, as reissued on Californian shoegazer label Clairecords) arrived in the mail. I've had most of this in MP3s ripped from the original vinyl, but it's good to have a studio-mastered CD.

  • Today: Curve's The Way Of Curve 1990-2004 2CD retrospective arrived in the mail. CD1 is greatest hits (for some value of "hit") from their various albums, and CD2 is rarities and remixes. Incidentally, the booklet defines Curve's genre as "filth-pop"; a genre that's only shared by Curve and a handful of imitators (anyone remember Caligula? They were sort of the Kasabian of the early 90s or something).

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On April 29th, 2005 12:19 am (UTC), scopo commented:
ugh, Caligula were *awful*. For a while there they were the support band of choice for any international act - I remember seeing them play to an almost completely empty Rod Laver arena as the 'warm-up' for Depeche Mode in Dave Gahan's smacked-out 'I'm the electro Michael Hutchence' phase (just as well the ticket was a freebie!).

I tried to keep loyal to Curve, but by about the third album they'd gotten very tired.

Did you ever hear the one-off Ruby album, that was good, as was the first Sneaker Pimps - both good for that dirty-synth, sexy girl singer spiel ...
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On April 29th, 2005 09:05 am (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
I found an autographed copy of the Caligula album in a second-hand CD shop a few years ago.

I heard the Ruby album, but it didn't grab me.
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On April 29th, 2005 09:00 pm (UTC), bluestate commented:
By the time you're ready to come back to Melbourne you're going to have to get yourself a container to hold all the CDs you've collected, not to mention the bevy of laptops!

I saw that AIH and their new album were featured in today's Age.
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On April 30th, 2005 12:21 am (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
I'll probably end up flogging the CDs I don't want to the usual sorts of second-hand shops before leaving. Or getting a table at a market as I did in Melbourne (at Camberwell; I made about $1K over 3 weeks whilst reducing the amount of stuff I needed to store).

Ta for the AIH heads-up; I'm going to have to get someone in Australia to send a copy of that over. That and the new Ninetynine album set to come out any month now.
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On May 5th, 2005 12:51 pm (UTC), cyflea commented:
I've seen the AiH CD around. I can post you one ifyalike (wanna let me know by IM or something? I've been pretty slack in keeping up with LJ if you haven't noticed...)
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On May 5th, 2005 01:39 pm (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
Someone else may already be sending one over, though I'll let you know if that doesn't happen.

There's also that Dogs In Space DVD which may come out at some stage, and the next Ninetynine album (due out in July, I think).
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