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Quirkafleeg

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Shriekback - Nemisis
« on: 05 December, 2006, 02:16:17 PM »
What's this I've stumbled over... I'm sure some Goth will tell me...

Link: Nice video...


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Re: Shriekback - Nemisis
« Reply #1 on: 05 December, 2006, 02:27:21 PM »
wow! what a find

so 80s, so goth, so shiiiiiite

Nemesis looks a bit like the one from that photo-strip


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Re: Shriekback - Nemisis
« Reply #2 on: 05 December, 2006, 02:35:39 PM »
What a dreadful song.
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Re: Shriekback - Nemisis
« Reply #3 on: 05 December, 2006, 04:03:01 PM »
Lordy. I've been wanting to see this for a while since first hearing about it - now I wish I hadn't. Sitting through the entire thing waiting for it to 'get good' was probably a mistake, too.

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Re: Shriekback - Nemisis
« Reply #4 on: 05 December, 2006, 05:46:10 PM »
That was one disturbing video/song-disturbingly bad!
It was like an 'A' Level Art student's wet dream!

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Re: Shriekback - Nemisis
« Reply #5 on: 05 December, 2006, 07:47:53 PM »
"so 80s, so goth"

Err ...

One: it's 'Nemesis'

Two: I'm not particularly convinced that that is the genuine video for the track

Three: Shriekback are not, and never have been, Goths. The band is an off-shoot from XTC and - if there are any XTC fans still alive - the latest Shriekback album has Andy Partridge guesting, making it an XTC album in all but name.

The album from which this track comes - Oil and Gold - is really rather a varied beast, and the only other track remotely in this vein is the splendidly barking 'Hammerheads' ... how could you not love a song with the lyric: "This is our mission/To be the Daleks of God"?

If you've seen the Michael Mann version of Red Dragon, 'Manhunter', you've heard about half the album already, since it features very heavily on the soundtrack.

Yes, I am a sad old goth, but there's more than goth music in my record collection and, trust me, this ain't goth.

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Re: Shriekback - Nemisis
« Reply #6 on: 05 December, 2006, 07:56:46 PM »
Wow. They're certainly, um, very enthusiastic about whatever it is that they are doing. All the costumes and the theatricality  kind of reminds me of the David Bowie ashes to ashes video. But without the clown, and a bit rubbish.

YouTube needs to spellcheck it's titles.

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Re: Shriekback - Nemisis
« Reply #7 on: 05 December, 2006, 08:05:58 PM »
...and on YouTubing Ashes To Ashes I see they are in fact not very similar at all. No masks there... stupid failing memory.

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Re: Shriekback - Nemisis
« Reply #8 on: 05 December, 2006, 08:10:19 PM »
[shrug] I quite liked that song, actually. Although I've known *of* Shriekback, this is the first time I've heard any of their stuff (at least knowingly).

Tbh, I can't see why people automatically seem to go "Urgh! 80s music=shit!", when as pop goes, it was  a fucking great period.

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Re: Shriekback - Nemisis
« Reply #9 on: 05 December, 2006, 08:16:04 PM »

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Re: Shriekback - Nemisis
« Reply #10 on: 05 December, 2006, 08:17:55 PM »

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Re: Shriekback - Nemisis
« Reply #11 on: 05 December, 2006, 08:24:04 PM »
"I can't see why people automatically seem to go "Urgh! 80s music=shit!", when as pop goes, it was a fucking great period."

Now, I'd be worried if I really thought you were being serious...

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Re: Shriekback - Nemisis
« Reply #12 on: 05 December, 2006, 08:27:30 PM »
Be fair, though! You can pick shite out of *any* era. You can do the same with the 70s, 60s and pretty much *everything* chart-wise post 1990.

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Re: Shriekback - Nemisis
« Reply #13 on: 05 December, 2006, 08:28:57 PM »
So, is there any more music videos out there featurng similaer 2000Ad imagery?

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Re: Shriekback - Nemisis
« Reply #14 on: 05 December, 2006, 09:17:14 PM »
You can, but the 80s beats all other eras on volume and ubiquity of shite.

Also it had the worst clothes and hair.