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« on: May 20, 2003, 01:00:40 PM »
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Hardly anyone I ask has ever heard of this band, but they are probably my favourite of all time. Anyone know/like them?

They're Belgian (from Antwerp), but they somehow write the most fantastic English lyrics. Their sound is really hard to describe: just really, really interesting, weird, 'rock', I guess. But rock influenced by Tom Waits, Captain Beefheart, some jazz - that kind of thing. They're also incredibly varied: on one album they can go from blues to really intense, dark rock, to lounge jazz, to pop-punk, to fucked-up paranoia freakouts, to the sweetest of the sweetest mellow songs...

My recommended album would be: In a Bar Under the Sea, but they're all absolutely great

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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2003, 01:03:09 PM »
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I have heard of them and once received a promotional copy of an album of theirs to review... this was around 1995 or 1995... didn't think it was anything special, and have never heard of again. Until now. Would be willing to re-examine my initial impression. My tastes have definitely shifted since then.
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2003, 01:18:15 PM »
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Yep, I strongly recommend both you guys reasses / rediscover them. They're unfortunately all but broken-up now, although there are a number of off-shoot bands still running and thriving (Zita Swoon for example - who started out with a similar sound to dEUS - have recently become crazy, weird disco pop. Go figure...) And Tom Barman, the lead singer, is currently directing a movie... :-D
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2003, 01:29:26 PM »
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I've never heard Zita Swoon called specifically "the left-handed bass player"...! I find it strange that it's that which has preceeded them... The guy from dEUS who started it, Stef Karmil, is a mainly a kick-ass bass player - I'm not actually sure if he's left handed - he may well be...
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2003, 05:24:26 AM »
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I love this band, and 'YES' I've heard of them!

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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2003, 05:14:48 PM »
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One of my best friend (and ex-girlfriend) moved in Belgium for studies 3 years ago and back there, she dated a Zita Swoon member for like a year.

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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2003, 05:56:55 PM »
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I do care! Which member?! Tell her well done from me - what was he like? Did she get to meet Stef Karmil (one of my heroes)?
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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2003, 10:24:14 PM »
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Is it possible Bjorn something ? Anyway, as soons as she logs in I'll ask her a pic of them two together, I know I've seen one.

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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2003, 03:19:16 PM »
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Yeah! Bjorn Eriksson..! Fantastic! That is very cool man. I try to follow the Antwerp music scene, so this is pretty exciting to me...
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« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2005, 07:31:53 AM »
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I love the album "the ideal crash"
I plan to go to their concert in Lisbon in December
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