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  • The Graun reviews the self-titled début album by Franz Ferdinand. I've heard a good deal about them, and will probably have to pick it up.
  • Meanwhile, for the aging new-wavers in the audience, there's a box set of The Cure's B-sides and rarities. Sounds interesting, though probably has nothing that's not on illegally-pressed CDs sold at street markets. I suspect I won't get around to shelling out the $80-100 for it, just as I didn't with the New Order box set (despite the promise of a 15-minute version of Elegia untrammelled by lossy compression and/or analogue tape degradation).
  • The Avalanches' remix of Belle & Sebastian's I'm A Cuckoo is rather interesting; no danceable beats, but the accompaniment has been replaced by a Sudanese band (!). (Ta, cnwb!) Meanwhile, Rekindle's Ice Skating Girl, further down on the page, is probably the first example of the twee/R&B crossover that just had to happen some time after the coolsies got into booty music. Think New Edition signed to Kindercore and you've got an idea of what it sounds like. Now the obvious question is when will Architecture In Helsinki do a rap record.
  • The Age talks to Jazzie B of Soul II Soul (the sound system, and now the record label)
  • Via a link further down on this page: How to fake music insider status in a hurry. Which links to this page of suggested Rough Guides to everything from Twee to Krautrock to Stereolab to Mental Illness. Looks like more grist for the SoulSeek mill.
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On January 30th, 2004 12:07 am (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
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They also made no mention of Minimum Chips, and the token Paradise Motel song was one of their boring later ones. (What about Jack Star or Bad Light?) Though they got a Ninetynine track in there (and the same one I'd have chosen too).
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On January 30th, 2004 12:13 am (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
The Chips
They've been in Melbourne for some five years or so, haven't they?
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On January 30th, 2004 03:18 am (UTC), reddragdiva replied:
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Sleepy Township formed in Melbourne and were still a Perth band!
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On January 30th, 2004 06:58 am (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
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By that token, The Paradise Motel don't belong in the list, as they were a Hobart band (other than Merida). And, indeed, half of Melbourne's live music scene would be deemed ineligible, as most of them are refugees from Perth or Brisbane anyway.
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On January 30th, 2004 07:06 am (UTC), reddragdiva replied:
Re: The Chips
Paradise Motel did in fact tout themselves as a Melbourne-based band but very much from Tasmania. For an example from the mid-'80s, there's White Cross, who formed in Melbourne from four Perth people and were regarded in both places as more of a Perth band. Evidently, one brings one's scene with one.
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On January 30th, 2004 07:19 am (UTC), reddragdiva replied:
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To answer more usefully, noting bands that are substantially Melbourne-based would be entirely appropriate, of course!
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On January 30th, 2004 03:37 am (UTC), reddragdiva commented:
Any of this Rocknerdable?

(And is The Null Device planned to come back any time soon? I'm thinking here of the Rocknerd quick link to it.)
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On January 30th, 2004 05:52 am (UTC), kineticfactory replied:
Hmmm... if anything is, it'd be the How To Fake Insider Status thing. Feel free to write it up. (This is basically The Null Device in exile anyway.)

And dev.null.org is expected to be back sometime this weekend. I'm told this downtime is a freak occurrence (yes, the second one in a few months); otherwise, I'd be looking for more reliable hosting.
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