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  1. On 5/26/2018 at 6:00 AM, Ben said:

    @OldHat no i didn't! but shit, i lovvvvved "Sucked Out". haven't heard that song in yeeeeeears. i need to pull that one up. maybe along with some vintage Placebo.

    You need to listen to Head Trip In Every Key, which is in my top 5 records of the 90s.

  2. 1 hour ago, guitwiz said:

    Had 3 people look at their stores. No dice. Ended up buying for $60 from a scalper. :( not cool ATO

    Why I stayed home.  Sucks man.  ATO needs to come to Jesus and release more.  I don’t need clear vinyl or splatter or anything fancy...just a plain old record.

  3. 34 minutes ago, philip said:

    My first love was Weezer.  The Blue Album came out when I was 12.  A friend from school gave me a copy on cassette.  And I listened to it non-stop.  I would say the only reason why I bought a CD player was because I knew my mother was getting me Pinkerton for my 14th birthday.

    So yeah, The Blue Album and Pinkerton were my first two CDs.  Restraining Bolt by Radish was third.

    Same.  I had blue on cd though.  That was the first album where I didn’t just listen to the singles.  I remember sitting, listening to Only in Dreams with headphones on and being completely amazed at the build up and break down. I was hooked from then on.  I taped El Scorcho off the radio and listened to it over and over.  Got the mom to drive me in her van to pick it up from Best Buy. :)

    The old weezer boards introduced me to BK.

  4. 13 hours ago, Ben said:

    it's TRUE! ATO is releasing a special Record Store Day Sha Sha!  :-) @OldHat you can totally call your local shop and tell them to order one for you. then you don't have to wait in line or miss out!!!  haha!  

    I called and they said they have no way of knowing if they’ll get it AND it’s first come, first served.  He said they will try to order it but they still get shipped what they get shipped.  Booooooo.  I will get my hands on it one way or another.

  5. 27 minutes ago, Christopher said:

    You do have a point, but with 1200 copies, I think they'll be priced pretty good even if you have to buy online from one of the above mentioned goons :). I'd gladly pay around $60 for a copy. But yeah, a larger release would be ideal. 

    I’m just a grumpy old 30-something who is over the RSD stuff.  I support it but have been burned by it too much.  I’ll wait and see what happens.  I’m hoping Ben is waiting until the RSD versions are purchased to announce a standard release.

  6. I was a little negative above.  I’ve been to RSD a few times and never walked away with what I wanted.  I think RSD is great for record stores so I don’t want to seem like a jerk.  I just hope a wider, online release happens so all of us can get it without having to go online and buy from the goons who go to RSD for the purpose of marking up and selling online.

  7. 14 minutes ago, kmvdor said:

    While I'll never forget hearing Sundress for the first time on myspace and becoming an instant fan, I can't help but say Changing Horses is my favorite. That record blew my mind. It was the country/folk BK album I never knew I needed. It also probably has my favorite album art of all the records (Go Fly A Kite's diorama is a close second).

    I agree on CH’s album art.  I have always wanted a Changing Horses 2 with red album art and a similar motif.  Ben’s voice sounds so good over country tunes...although it sounds good over all kinds of tunes.

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  8. 15 minutes ago, natNmikol said:


    -Not hate..Just a negative association? Ha. (Staying up too late as a child. Sleeping under pool tables? Doesn't sound too bad if I were back in college, though!) & I guess it doesn't have so much to do with the hair. Thanks for the recommendation! I'll give it another listen. -Nat 


    SN: But, I have to be honest...I am one of those douche'aroos that would choose 10 other albums before putting on the Beatles. O_o

    I want to sleep under a pool table!  Haha.  At least you like BK...that’s all that matters here.

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  9. 38 minutes ago, guitwiz said:

    I feel pretty lonely saying Changing Horses is my favorite. Sha Sha was life-changing when I first heard it. It came to me about the same time as Neutral Milk Hotel, Weezer, Ben Folds and Sufjan Stevens... It opened up a world outside of the top 40 radio. The S/T brought me back to those feelings. And my girlfriend at the time was really into On My Way (joyous High School memories!). But Changing Horses was absolutely amazing.

    I remember sitting in a car with friends and reading the liner notes. Something about Ben growing up in Texas (?) and being raised on country music. You can't escape your roots sometimes. Yadda yadda. I'm from Arkansas, so I can relate. My grandma took me to school every morning from 3rd to 7th grade and we'd listen to Merle, George, Conway and all the other classic "real country."

    Hearing Changing Horses was a revelation though. It was a blend of that "indie" music that I had come to listen to, with what I grew up on. It was a statement to me that I didn't have to be ashamed of the country music I grew up on. Not to mention the fact that it was REALLY great. 

    Time for me to pull out CH and give it another spin! It's been too long.

    One of my favorite records on vinyl that I own.  That was a great pressing.  I’m gonna go pull that out now...perfect for a rainy day.

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  10. 1 hour ago, natNmikol said:

    1) Favorite Ben Kweller song?  wasted & ready, but if i want to wallow in my own misery then the ballad of wendy baker for sure...  

    2) Favorite member of the Beatles?  george.

    3) Favorite Electric Light Orchestra song?  just.. cant.. do it...  reminds me of my dad with bad hair..

    4) Pinkerton or Blue Album?  pinkerton

    5) West Coast or East Coast rap?  why not dirty south???

    6) Favorite Ninja Turtle?  miikey

    Your favorite Beatle is George but you hate ELO?  Jeff Lynne produced and co-wrote some Beatle solo stuff, as well as Tom Petty and Roy Orbison tunes.  George was a huge fan.  I urge you to listen to “A New World Record”...36 minute commitment...you will become a fan like John, George, Ringo, and Paul were...bad hair and all!

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  11. Acoustic guitar, although he slays on the pianer.  Saw Ben play solo in Savannah, Georgia in a theatre.  He went back and forth between Piano and acoustic guitar...brought the house down.  One of the coolest concerts I’ve ever been to.  Ben, you remember that one?  We were all in assigned seats and at the end you were just like “everyone come up front.”  Badass.



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