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starting the tour now

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Interesting, I snagged a tour poster off the venue wall @ the Melvins show two nights ago.

Never listened to them, but the name sounded familar and I didn't want to get into them later down the line and then realize I missed out on getting the free poster.

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Saw them last month when they toured here. Didn't know much of them, had given a brief listen during a Godspeed phase some years back. Absolutely blew me away I must say. Damned fine players and lots of changing around on stage. Well worth checking out.
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There was a guy in at my uni who listened to Tortoise. His name was James Schadla but he called himself "Shags." He had buck teeth, bad skin and fuzzy hair: a monster. He lived in my dorm but never spoke to or acknowledged me, despite being in my course. One time he sat next to me in class and wrote HATE on a piece of paper so I could see it, then folded it up. So yeah. I'm skeptical about getting into this band.

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erutlucorgga wrote:he sat next to me in class and wrote HATE on a piece of paper so I could see it, then folded it up.
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Tortoise are fantastic! You're going to want to start with these 3 in this order:

Millions Now Living Will Never Die - 1996

STANDARDS - 2001

TORTOISE - 1994

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seeing them on thursday for the fourth time

never miss them is my moto

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TNT is great too...
It usually takes years of practice, but some guys receive an arm up to the elbow and others can take two hands.

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it's all around you is the best one

go back and listen, kids

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I was not a big fan of TNT, too much chopping and editing.
I like when the band jams and it flows out kinetically.
They relied on the studio editing side of the band
too much for TNT in my opinion.

I bought It's All Around You, but find myself going back to
the three I mentioned on a much more regular basis.
Millions Now Living... and Standards most frequently

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I am assuming darkus is in the hospital?

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millions, tnt are fantastic. but even better, tortoise related is the self titled sam prekop record. heres a snippet,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nhEAY23Hns

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tortoise albums in order of sheer greatness:

TNT - one of my top 10s of all time. i saw them on this tour and witnessed the best show ive ever seen
Millions Now Living Will Never Die
Standards
Beacons of Ancestorship
It's All Around You
Tortoise (self titled)

do urself a flavor and pick em all up an be rite as rane

also check out the stuff they did with Tom Ze and bonnie prince billy

related bands with 1 or more tortoise members:

Isotope 217 (I like them about as much as tortoise. they share 3 of the same members. jazz fusion baby!)
Chicago Underground Quartet
Tricolor
Pullman
Jeff Parker solo stuff (he's one of the finest jazz guitarists on the fucking planet!!!)
Tar Babies
A Grape Dope
Slint
Eleventh Dream Day
Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble
Aesop Quartet
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What the fuck Hitman? Are u actually trying to be my friend or some shit?
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Millions Now Living is so damn good.
TNT kinda bores me though.

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i agree with you completely.

I go back to Millions over and over and over...

TNT gets very few repeat spins in the BD household

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