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Old 10-11-2006, 02:04 PM   #1
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Godspeed You! Black Emperor

I just found out about this band when researching the geniuses who came up with the opening song in the brit flick "28 Days Later" (amazing movie... go see it now)..

Anyways... these guys... are... freaking... INCREDIBLE!

Absolutely mind-blowing. I've listened to some of the "movements" on their myspace (their songs are all like 20 minutes long so they have 8 minute or so "movements" posted there) and I was blown away. Best band I've found in a while...

Needless to say, "Lift you skinny fists like Antennas" or whatever it's called and f#a#oo are on the way now to my mailbox...

What do you all think of them...

I seriously pity anyone who does not absolutely love this band... awe-inspiring music (listen to it in the dark on headphones when no one's around)
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Old 10-11-2006, 02:18 PM   #2
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What was the 28 Days Later song named?
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Old 10-11-2006, 03:44 PM   #3
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Simply incredible. They've written some of the most epic, powerful, haunting and beautiful music I've ever heard.

You've ordered their two best albums. They're both completely different though, Skinny Fists is just 2 CDs of sheer epic-ness and F A OO is more atmospheric. The first movement on the album is really scary too...
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Old 10-11-2006, 04:36 PM   #4
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What was the 28 Days Later song named?


East Hastings. Anyway they're a great band, I own their entire discography minus Yanqui U.X.O. and that Gasoline + Sunshine song they did for some magazine.
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Old 10-11-2006, 04:48 PM   #5
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A to the Mazing band.....I played "The Dead Flag Blues" on the radio the other day and like everyone hated it........ignorant fools
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Old 10-11-2006, 04:53 PM   #6
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A to the Mazing band.....I played "The Dead Flag Blues" on the radio the other day and like everyone hated it........ignorant fools


Well Godspeed are pretty much the opposite of acessible so that's understandable. I think the musicians in that band are really talented. I mean justl isten to the tremolo picking on some of those songs. ****in' crazy.
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Old 10-11-2006, 05:06 PM   #7
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Amazing band. Threadstarter, if you like Godspeed You! Black Emperor, you should check out 'A Silver Mt. Zion.'
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Old 10-11-2006, 07:29 PM   #8
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awesome. i have lift your skinny fists... as well as f#a#? on vinyl, which is pretty damn cool. yeah.
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Old 10-11-2006, 07:35 PM   #9
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Godspeed! are on extended hiatus, are they not?

We all know "extended hiatus" turns into "indefinate hiatus" turns into "split". Such a fantastic band too.
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Old 10-11-2006, 08:27 PM   #10
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I find them overrated, LYSFLATH was a horribly boring experience.

I'll have to give them another listen someday, but my first impressions weren't very kind.
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Old 10-11-2006, 11:39 PM   #11
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I have pretty much all thier material. They are truly an amazing band (or whatever you would like to call them). They have a strange meaning and message as a band but thier tunes are so good.
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Old 10-12-2006, 12:04 AM   #12
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Simply incredible. They've written some of the most epic, powerful, haunting and beautiful music I've ever heard.

You've ordered their two best albums. They're both completely different though, Skinny Fists is just 2 CDs of sheer epic-ness and F A OO is more atmospheric. The first movement on the album is really scary too...

That's what I've heard... nonetheless while listening to their myspace again (for possibly the 20th time today... this music NEVER gets old!) I went ahead and bout the new zero kanada ep and yanqui uxo. Are they incredible as well (albeit less so)?
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Old 10-12-2006, 12:07 AM   #13
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Godspeed! are on extended hiatus, are they not?

We all know "extended hiatus" turns into "indefinate hiatus" turns into "split". Such a fantastic band too.

And I never got to see them live...

OH I WANT TO DIE!!!!!!

Is there some sort of live dvd at least?

Man I would pay $100 to go to a concert (well... 50 maybe)
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Old 10-12-2006, 03:43 AM   #14
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Oh, another Godspeed thread.


Huzzah.
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Grown a little tired of Godspeed over the years, they are good, but there are just too many bands out there now expanding on what they've been doing and its really starting to become quite a tired genre - at least in parts. 'F#a#infinity' isn't their best album in my opinion, always pick 'yanqui uxo' over that and the rest of 'em.
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Old 10-12-2006, 06:11 AM   #16
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Old 10-12-2006, 07:42 AM   #17
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That's what I've heard... nonetheless while listening to their myspace again (for possibly the 20th time today... this music NEVER gets old!) I went ahead and bout the new zero kanada ep and yanqui uxo. Are they incredible as well (albeit less so)?


I don't think Yanqui UXO's that good to be honest, it's kind of Godspeed by numbers, but Slow Riot is just a pure rock-out, to the point where it's actually quite difficult to listen to the whole record in one go.
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Old 10-12-2006, 09:39 AM   #18
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Grown a little tired of Godspeed over the years, they are good, but there are just too many bands out there now expanding on what they've been doing and its really starting to become quite a tired genre - at least in parts.


Agreed but I love GY!BE.
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Old 10-12-2006, 11:42 AM   #19
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Grown a little tired of Godspeed over the years, they are good, but there are just too many bands out there now expanding on what they've been doing and its really starting to become quite a tired genre - at least in parts. 'F#a#infinity' isn't their best album in my opinion, always pick 'yanqui uxo' over that and the rest of 'em.

No one's anywhere near as good as them at doing it though.
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Old 10-12-2006, 01:18 PM   #20
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East Hastings. Anyway they're a great band, I own their entire discography minus Yanqui U.X.O. and that Gasoline + Sunshine song they did for some magazine.


i've got everything on cd and vinyl minus that 7 inch, but i have it in a mp3 somethere.

it's weird to see how big they've got in the last few years, and even more so just from doing the 28 days later thing.
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