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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    For the Minutemen, as much as my gut instinct was to rip on Rag and Bone for recommending What Makes a Man Start Fires? over Double Nickels, it's probably the preferable place to start. It's got their wide ranging work, but it's 20 songs as opposed to 46. It's not AS good, but it's easier to approach and it's still quite good.

    For Husker Du, as much as I think Zen Arcade is their best work, you should probably go with New Day Rising, and here's why. Zen Arcade is (like Double Nickels) very long. The production on it is also pretty lacking (they're all first takes of live-in-studio recordings), but the songs are huge. New Day Rising has slightly preferable production and the songs are huge. It's also quite a bit shorter, so a better entry point.

    The Feelies - Crazy Rhythm and JAMC - Psychocandy are both no-brainers, in that the bands never put out anything quite as good after them.

    I'm jealous as hell that you get to hear the Minutemen and Husker Du for the first time.
    ah, thanks a lot man, I'll definitely get all those recommended. haha yeah, I've always wanted to get into them but for some reason just never did. i mean i've heard a couple songs by each artist and they sounded great, but i can't wait to explore their catalog!

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    Husker Du and The Minutemen are two of the bands that I listen to more than any other. They both have insanely great catalogs with very few duds.
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    I don't think I've ever given Husker Du a listen. I'll have to do that this evening.
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    Oh man, I'm SO jealous of you guys!

    Matt, check out the song Turn on the News. If that doesn't sell you on the majestic power of Husker Du, we might not be able to be friends.
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    Take a bunch of speed first.

    My definitive Husker song is the "Eight Miles High" cover:

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    All of this Husker Du talk is making me want to finally listen to Sugar. Where should I start?
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    The first album, Copper Blue. They have a much smaller discography (really, all you need is Copper Blue, the Beaster EP and File Under: Easy Listening), but are just as full of blistering pop rock. Great band.
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    Thanks AlecEiffel. I'm going to give it a listen now.

    Chartered Trips is my favorite Husker Du song. Fuzzy goodness.

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    To all you guys who helped me with Husker Du, I just bought Zen Arcade on vinyl and I'm listening to it now. About 5 songs in and, wow, this is amazing. Why the fuck haven't I listened to these guys before? Anyways, thanks.

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    Oho, that's such a fun listen. I used to listen to that while doing homework in High School all the time. Those were the days
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    Brian Ferry. Not Roxy Music, but solo albums.
    Boys and Girls. If you don't like this, you won't like the other solo stuff.

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    All of this Husker Du talk is making me want to finally listen to Sugar. Where should I start?
    Bryan already covered it. Honestly, you should just get everything. Copper Blue is one of my all-time favorite albums. Beaster is a companion piece to that, and it is also really good (but darker.) File Under: Easy Listening is very good but not as strong as the first two. Besides has some really good tunes, and The Joke is Always on Us, Sometimes is a pretty good document of how powerful they were live.

    Fun fact: I checked out Sugar because Dani told me they were the loudest concert she has ever seen, including MBV. Supposedly they were colossally, stupidly loud. Which is awesome.

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    I used to listen to Zen Arcade on a cassette tape I borrowed from the library when I was a teenager. I still always think of it as two sides because of that. /csb
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    The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.
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    Now I Got Worry.
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    I like Orange a lot.

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    ^ That's the one I'm listening to currently. Really digging it. I'll check out Now I Got Worry next.
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    I used to listen to JSBE so much. Orange is definitely one of the albums that got me into indie/indie-blues. Black Keys early albums too.

    Check out the Gun Club. Dope band

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    The first album, Copper Blue. They have a much smaller discography (really, all you need is Copper Blue, the Beaster EP and File Under: Easy Listening), but are just as full of blistering pop rock. Great band.
    Isnt Sugar suppose to tour soon? What happened with that?

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    Orange and Now I Got Worry are the two best JSBE albums by far.

    Sugar apparently won't be touring, but Bob plans on doing Copper Blue shows, including one at Noise Pop in SF.
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    \Sugar apparently won't be touring, but Bob plans on doing Copper Blue shows, including one at Noise Pop in SF.
    Whoa, when were there rumors of Sugar touring?

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    I don't think I've ever given Husker Du a listen.
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    All of this Husker Du talk is making me want to finally listen to Sugar.
    I'm always taken aback by statements like these, but then I remember that I'm old.

    Also, while Psychocandy is the obvious choice for the Jesus and Mary Chain, I also think Honey's Dead comes a close second. I could even see it being a more accessible entry point for folks who might be turned off by the sheer noise of their debut, or for those who prefer the dancier side of the band.

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    Whoa, when were there rumors of Sugar touring?
    Bob talked about it at this tribute show at the Disney.
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    Madonna

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    The Immaculate Collection

    Or just start with the first four albums.

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    Boys and Girls. If you don't like this, you won't like the other solo stuff.

    Glad you recommended this. These Foolish Things wasn't bad, but reminded me too much of a Vegas crooner and I won't listen to it again. I liked Boys and Girls and even recognized some of the songs.

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    Soft Machine. "Out-Bloody-Rageous" is knocking me sideways at the moment.
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    That One & Two combined package. Then they got really jazzy. For that, probably Third. Or Three. Or whatever it's called.
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