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    I am stoked to see James. They have a lot of very catchy songs from their earlier albums. I wonder if there new songs are good. Nice to see them added, but I wish Coachella would give the Doves another chance after they cancelled some years back.

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    I went from having never heard of James before to having them in my top 5 must see. So fucking happy Coachella brought them into my life.

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    Just Like Fred Astaire! Perfect for an afternoon in the desert.

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    Really excited to see them again!







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    I remeber when the Poorman on KROQ analyzed the lyrics to "Laid" on an old Loveline episode.

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    Saw them summer of 2010 at the House of Blues. A very solid show and the vocalist has a great voice and his yodeling is sick!
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    Quote Originally Posted by motionnn77 View Post
    Saw them summer of 2010 at the House of Blues. A very solid show and the vocalist has a great voice and his yodeling is sick!
    It must have been the House of Blues in Anaheim, as the House of Blues in West Hollywood NEVER books any Coachella type bands.

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    I was at the HOB Anaheim show. They were very good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    I was at the HOB Anaheim show. They were very good.
    Why does Anaheim get better shows than HOB West Hollywood? HOB West Hollywood seems to opnly book rap, R&B, death metal, hardcore punk and emo bands, and blues on Sunday. Almost as bad as the Whiskey, the kings of pay to play.

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    They've sold 25 million records worldwide...I bet you they are the lowest billed artist ever on a line up with 25 million records sold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaFunkyPrecedent View Post
    They've sold 25 million records worldwide...I bet you they are the lowest billed artist ever on a line up with 25 million records sold.
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    After a couple hiccups in the early 2000s, the last two albums (Hey Ma and The Morning After the Night Before) have been excellent. Folks who only know them from Laid need to check out Sometimes from the Laid album and Tomorrow from Whiplash. Tomorrow will having you pumped from now until Coachella.

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    Thank you for pointing out their amazing last couple of albums. They are the most underrated band at Coachella this year. I once heard of them referred to as "the best band that noone has ever heard of." Truer words never spoken. I saw them open for the Cure in England in '91, supporting Laid in 90 something and supporting their last two albums more recently and I can honestly say that they put on one of the best live shows I have ever seen.

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    Amazing band! Great live performers. They are filling a much needed gap in the Coachella line-up this year. Emotional. Inspiring. Sing-a-long-able. Exciting.

    Hope they get the crowd they deserve.

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    They seem to have played Laid on all of their festival dates last summer. I would hope they know how to create a setlist for a festival crowd.
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    "PLAY THE THEME FROM AMERICAN PIE!!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma View Post
    "PLAY THE THEME FROM AMERICAN PIE!!!"
    I don't understand that last post.

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    Sit Down is in my top 100 (songs of all times). I wish I could just see him perform that and then be on my way...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wakeupmandy View Post
    Sit Down is in my top 100 (songs of all times). I wish I could just see him perform that and then be on my way...
    Yeah - you wouldn't want to miss any of the Head Over the Heart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofhal View Post
    Yeah - you wouldn't want to miss any of the Head Over the Heart.
    Ha! I knew there would be one mistake in there. I have only just heard of them last week. The other day my cousin and I were IMing and I typed fIREHOUSE. He made fun of me for wanting to see hair band Fire House. I can be such a flake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma View Post
    "PLAY THE THEME FROM AMERICAN PIE!!!"
    Matt Nathanson's cover is better than the original anyways....
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    The crowd is all here, to hear the one song they love
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    I'm very excited about James. I've only just started listening to them when they had been confirmed via that radio interview. I had listened to that singles compilation a few times, but now I am getting into the actual albums. I am most excited about Pulp, Mazzy Star, and them, so I hope there is no conflict between the three. Also, Madness. Please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alchemy View Post
    I'm very excited about James. I've only just started listening to them when they had been confirmed via that radio interview. I had listened to that singles compilation a few times, but now I am getting into the actual albums. I am most excited about Pulp, Mazzy Star, and them, so I hope there is no conflict between the three. Also, Madness. Please.
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    Played Vancouver a couple hours ago. 300-400 people in 1,000 capacity club.

    IMO, the shorter set will work to their advantage as there is a higher ratio of "hits" to keep more casual fans interested.

    Even a single notable conflict on that busy saturday could mean an intimate crowd where there's more Brits/Aussies than Americans. Just like Suede and Elbow were last year.
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    So I saw James in like 1992. Whatever year Laid came out. I liked the mesmerizing shit they were doing with Eno, like on "Sometimes".

    I had no idea they were an MTV darling and that they had some hit song that thousands of teenage girls loved. Never felt so out of place at a concert in my life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    So I saw James in like 1992. Whatever year Laid came out. I liked the mesmerizing shit they were doing with Eno, like on "Sometimes".

    I had no idea they were an MTV darling and that they had some hit song that thousands of teenage girls loved. Never felt so out of place at a concert in my life.
    I was wondering if this was the same "James" from years back. I don't remember anything about the track MTV overplayed except that it bugged the shit out of me. Thanks to this thread, I'm somewhat curious. However, the bad taste in my mouth that still resonates from 20 years ago has caused me to type this rather than click a video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoTanGoNomBre View Post
    I was wondering if this was the same "James" from years back. I don't remember anything about the track MTV overplayed except that it bugged the shit out of me. Thanks to this thread, I'm somewhat curious. However, the bad taste in my mouth that still resonates from 20 years ago has caused me to type this rather than click a video.
    "Sit Down"



    this seems less annoying now than it did 20 years ago.

    anyway check out Laid, which came a little later and was a lot more interesting.
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    The Madchester lovin', Britpop fan inside of me is excited to see bands like James and Pulp.

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