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Gimmie Fiction remaster/rerelease

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  • Started 4 years ago by MorganBell
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    MorganBell
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    So Fuckyeahspoon has been feeding me some updates on, what looks like, a bonafide rerelease of Gimmie Fiction with a 2015 remaster (uh-fuck yeah) and some previously unreleased demos (uh-double fuck yeah). Check on Fuckyeahspoon for more detailed info, of course. Very exciting news.

    When this album came out, a friend of mine gave me a copy of both Gimmie Fiction and Girls Can Tell at the same time, and it was some of the best rock music I'd heard in years. Over time, my collection grew and my belief that Britt may be the greatest songwriter of our generation grew. A belief which has yet to be disproven, with the outstanding consistency of Spoon's catalog. I'm still waiting for a stinker of an album. So, anyhow, this will also pretty much be my 10th anniversary as a Spoon fan too. I don't mean to get mushy, but this album means a lot to me. Its a masterpiece that features some of their most outstanding tracks and I can't wait to hear the revision.

    What does this album mean to you?

    Posted 4 years ago #
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    jp
    (106 Posts)

    Today it's hard to say what my favorite Spoon album is. But for me, it started with Gimme Fiction. I saw a review in Time magazine of GF. Sounded like my kind of band. My daughter was going to UT Austin at the time, and had come home for the summer. I asked her, and she knew of them, and had a couple of songs on her iPod. Completely coincidentally, I also happened to see that they were playing in Lawrence, KS (45 minutes away), the next week, so we decided to go.

    They played a small theater, 200-300 people, I suppose. I knew none of the songs, but I liked the band a lot, especially the song that turned out to be Small Stakes. Afterwards, I told my other daughters boyfriend how much I enjoyed the show, and he burned me a copy of GF. It was great. Then he burned me KTM and GCT. I took a driving vacation for a week, and came back in love with all three.

    About a year later, I went to a show in Columbia, MO, and again, coincidentally, ran into Britt at a bar near the venue prior to the show. He couldn't have been nicer, signed my ticket ("Jerry, thanks"), talked, took a pic, etc. During the show, I was about 8 rows from the front in the middle. They played "The Beast and Dragon, Adored", and at the point in the song where he sings "when you believe, they call it rock and roll", the house lights came up and Britt was looking right at me. And the line came out, "when you believe, they call it rock and roll...Jeeerrrrry!."

    Britt gave me a shout out. How about that? I've always been hopeful that I might someday get a copy of that, but it looks like no tapers that night...nothing on the Internet.

    Anyway, GF will always be one of my favs. It's where I started. Great songs and great memories.

    Jp

    Posted 4 years ago #
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    jp
    (106 Posts)

    Today it's hard to say what my favorite Spoon album is. But for me, it started with Gimme Fiction. I saw a review in Time magazine of GF. Sounded like my kind of band. My daughter was going to UT Austin at the time, and had come home for the summer. I asked her, and she knew of them, and had a couple of songs on her iPod. Completely coincidentally, I also happened to see that they were playing in Lawrence, KS (45 minutes away), the next week, so we decided to go.

    They played a small theater, 200-300 people, max. I knew none of the songs, but I liked the band a lot, especially the song that turned out to be Small Stakes. Afterwards, I told my other daughters boyfriend how much I enjoyed the show, and he burned me a copy of GF. It was great. Then he burned me KTM and GCT. I took a driving vacation for a week, and came back in love with all three.

    About a year later, I went to a show in Columbia, MO, and again, coincidentally, ran into Britt at a bar near the venue prior to the show. He couldn't have been nicer, signed my ticket ("Jerry, thanks"), talked, took a pic, etc. During the show, I was about 8 rows from the front in the middle. They played "The Beast and Dragon, Adored", and at the point in the song where he sings "when you believe, they call it rock and roll", the house lights came up and Britt was looking right at me. And the line came out, "when you believe, they call it rock and roll...Jeeerrrrry!."

    Britt gave me a shout out. How about that? I've always been hopeful that I might someday get a copy of that, but it looks like no tapers that night...nothing on the Internet.

    Anyway, GF will always be one of my favs. Great songs and great memories.

    Jp

    Posted 4 years ago #
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    iamthekey
    (72 Posts)

    Yeah ordered my record. Not sure if I'm into the idea of a remaster... the original was already perfect. Like seriously Gimme Fiction is quite possibly the best engineered rock album ever. But... I've never owned it on vinyl (just CD) so what the heck. The demos look sweet too, always interested in the behinh the scenes stuff.

    Got into Spoon with Girls Can Tell in high school. Its crazy to think now, but at the time they seemed like a Strokes sort of band. Its clear now that their songwriting was leagues better, and it only become more apparent as more albums came out. Gimme Fiction is what cemented them as my Favorite Band Ever.

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