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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tim Cook on the Legendary Pink Dots

Posted by on Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 12:30 PM

I've been knee deep in records for the last week, finally alphabetizing them after a move two years ago. It's been a good time to weed out the non-essentials. When I came upon two Legendary Pink Dots records, I was perplexed. I don't even think I've ever heard that band at all! Instead of listening to them, I decided to text local music brainiac Tim Cook for his opinion. It was midnight, I didn't expect a response until the next morning.

Alas, this came an hour later.

The more you know!
  • The more you know!

That song is quite nice. Are there other Legendary Pink Dots tracks that are great?


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Estey 1
Mid-career but chilling quintessence:…
Posted by Estey on November 1, 2012 at 1:35 PM · Report this
Princess Coldheart is in my opinion incidental to the really good stuff (it was an EP if I remember correctly, and later added to the Crushed Velvet Apocalypse CD). LPDs recording history can sort of be divided into "eras", and it's also in my opinion best to listen to the entirety of each record, as each release often has its own sound and production quality (not to mention musicians, although Ka-Spel and the Silverman have been constant throughout). See their discogs page for details, but I would recommend starting with these two groupings:

1986-90: Island of Jewels/Any Day Now/Golden Age/Crushed Velvet Apocalypse

1991-94: The Maria Dimension/Shadow Weaver pts 1-2 (these were produced by Steven Stapleton of Nurse with Wound)/ Nine Lives to Wonder

If you like this stuff there's tons more before and after that in my opinion is just as interesting, not to mention side projects, among which include collaborations with the members of Skinny Puppy (I would recommend the first two Tear Garden recordings, Tired Eyes Slowly Burning and The Last Man to Fly) as well as with members of the German band H.N.A.S. and Jim O' Rourke, a project called Mimir, two recordings which are a little harder to find.

Posted by wyndel hunt on November 1, 2012 at 1:57 PM · Report this
I'm partial to this LPD side project:…
Posted by Dave Segal on November 1, 2012 at 2:43 PM · Report this
Posted by the shape on November 1, 2012 at 4:48 PM · Report this
lowlytootle 5
The Tower is my favorite album, "Hanging Gardens" my favorite song. They definitely have had really good albums and many not so good.
Posted by lowlytootle on November 1, 2012 at 9:11 PM · Report this
lowlytootle 6
Also listen to " The Glory, The Glory" and "Voices"
Posted by lowlytootle on November 1, 2012 at 9:13 PM · Report this
Not LPD per se, but their collaboration with Skinny Puppy as The Tear Garden produced "You and Me and Rainbows":…
Posted by Gavlees on November 2, 2012 at 8:55 AM · Report this
Posted by drift on November 2, 2012 at 11:42 AM · Report this
lowlytootle 9
But, drift, Love Puppets has such terrible lyrics, just like a lot of LPD songs, sadly. "Love Puppets" would be so perfect if it weren't for the lyrics.

Also, if anyone has some wise words on the song "Love in a Plain Brown Envelope", I would appreciate it.
Posted by lowlytootle on November 2, 2012 at 11:52 AM · Report this
lowlytootle 10
Okay, one more song, "Black Zone", and then I will let this thread rest:
Posted by lowlytootle on November 2, 2012 at 12:13 PM · Report this
#9. It's true the lyrics are kinda gooey, but the guys' so vulnerable & pouring his heart out to this woman that won't return his affections.(I was a big fan if this song in high school.)
Posted by drift on November 2, 2012 at 12:43 PM · Report this
It has been years since I've had them on high rotation, but I have many fond memories of Pearl Moon, Green Gang, 15 Flies in the Marmalade, and Plasma Twins. I'm sure there were more faves way back when I was rabid drooling fan, but that was many drinkies and almost two decades ago.
Posted by brookems on November 2, 2012 at 1:01 PM · Report this

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