Tuesday, October 06, 2009

The Music That Made... Tubelord

Kingston Trio were a Californian triumverate who helped to launch the American folk boom in the late 50s and were a major influence on Dylan and ABBA. Oh. Hang on.

Kingston trio Tubelord, however, make post-hardcore fun! Well, not exactly, but their math-ish, jaggedly melodic thumping noise-pop is spectacular live and will doubtless be so on debut album Our First American Friends, out 12th October on Hassle (why not preorder it?) The member that answered these didn't actually specify which one they were. It barely matters.

First single bought: Before I became a young connoisseur of pirate radio stations illegally pumping the freshest jungle and garage through our airwaves, I was
into buying music for kicks.
CD - Meja - All 'bout the Money
Having incrediblly large amounts of difficulty with arithmetics of mathematics lesson in year five of primary school, I related to Meja's problems and solved all queries by being all about the money.
TAPE - LL Cool J (sic) Gangster's Paradise
Perform the whole song in vocal style of Ace Ventura.
VINYL - a split by the Phil Collins 3 and Hey Colossus. Video is them being well Brighton on a stage...in Brighton.

First album bought: Who was the first person EVER...to buy an album? Do you think at that point in time they were aware of such a vast milestone they were
laying down into the construction of cultural industry?
First gig voluntarily attended: The Corrs with 5 girls from my class and their mums. I remember having an argument with one of them about the Labour Party whilst on train on way to Wembley Arena.
The record that most made you want to get into music: I'm unsure as to whether the wanting of getting into music came to fruition through musical content of a certain record or mythology surrounding the band which made me want to pursue playing...bass...guitar.
The three headliners at a festival you were curating: Ornette Coleman, Serge Gainsbourg, Albert Camus. All three being dead this would have to be an imaginary event, where 10,000 minds gather in one spot and together internally stimulate how they would imagine each performer to be playing in front of them on stage built from bamboo of Japan, gold of Iran and the lights of Icelandic winter caught in a bag and lowered in to crowd level by millions of miniature silver zeppelins.
A song not enough people know about but everyone should hear: Sunny Day In Saginomiya by Shuta Hasunuma. Brilliant and intelligent Japanese composer. Concept for the album OK Bamboo was to aurally portray the versatility of Bamboo. After nuclear explosions the erosion of landscape and materials are utterly destroyed. Bamboo however, with its intertwining component of wood and grass, appears contented with survival in its compounded state of strength. 'Nature' survives. (See below)
A song you'd play to get people dancing: Any song sung by man in tweed jacket.
The last great thing you heard: "You can't be gay and wear a wedding dress, it's just bloody ridiculous!" A friend and myself overheard the above between two women on district line returning home from Notting Hill Carnival steel drum competition in Hyde Park.
Your key non-musical influences: Bear Gami.
Your favourite new artist: Per Kirkeby, although an acclaimed Danish artist, I only 'found' him a few weeks ago and was completely mesmerized.

Shuta Hasunuma - Sunny Day In Saginomiya

Tubelord-Propeller Music Video from Nicos Livesey on Vimeo.

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