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Skellington/The Alien Beats

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  • Started 11 years ago by wantsarevolution
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  1. wantsarevolution
    wantsarevolution
    (144 Posts)

    Thanks to some wonderfully generous people on Last.fm, I've got goodies from two of Britt's former bands (sorry, nothing from Golden Millenium). Enjoy...

    The Alien Beats - "Under the Table" (from the Cavin' In 7")
    http://www.mediafire.com/?9m9c2blts09

    Skellington - "Pop Gun"
    http://www.mediafire.com/?o9y1mz1bjjl

    Posted 11 years ago #
  2. meelsmisao
    meelsmisao
    (35 Posts)

    Wow, thanks!

    Posted 11 years ago #
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    harlowe
    (16 Posts)

    I love that band name, Skellington. When I hear it, I immediately think of Jack Skellington. Do you know where they got the name?

    Posted 11 years ago #
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    runutsooh
    (6 Posts)

    Cool Thanks.

    PS. they have Golden Millennium on iTunes. they also have Drake Tungsten which was Britt Daniels solo stage name from 1994 to 1996. :D

    Posted 11 years ago #
  5. monkfishblues
    monkfishblues
    (250 Posts)

    harlowe: that's probably exactly where they got that name. Didn't Nightmare Before Christmas come out around the time the band formed?

    Love the harmonies on Pop Gun - kinda, sorta Fleetwood Mac-like.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  6. TheDoctor
    TheDoctor
    (142 Posts)

    I think you get some of these off of Emusic. Thanks for posting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted 11 years ago #
  7. nefarious
    nefarious
    (129 Posts)

    Pop Gun is Loss Leaders...this is Britt's song pre-Spoon then?

    Thank you Revolution! you are my favorite person right now.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  8. wantsarevolution
    wantsarevolution
    (144 Posts)

    Yeah, he reworked and rereleased a lot of song with Spoon that he'd done with Skellington, or as Drake Tungsten. I Could Be Underground, Wanted to Be Your, and I think Plastic Mylar, to name a few.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  9. janikphoto
    janikphoto
    (34 Posts)

    thanks! I've wanted to hear some of this old stuff for a long time.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  10. TastyPrawn
    TastyPrawn
    (87 Posts)

    I Could Be Underground, Wanted to Be Your, and I think Plastic Mylar, to name a few.

    Do you happen to have the Skellington versions of these? I've been sarching for them for about four years now, ever since I read about them in a magazine interview with BD.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  11. wantsarevolution
    wantsarevolution
    (144 Posts)

    Pop Gun is the only Skellington song I have, but the versions of these I was referring to are all Drake Tungsten, and I have them. Email me and I'll put you together a package. laura.e.mclean at vanderbilt dot edu.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  12. TheDoctor
    TheDoctor
    (142 Posts)

    Is there full albums out there of either of those bands?

    Posted 11 years ago #
  13. wantsarevolution
    wantsarevolution
    (144 Posts)

    Theoretically. Skellington had This Town's Gone Dry as well as two EPs. I'm sure some lucky Austinite bastards have copies, but I've never run across one on the interwebs. "Drake Tungsten" had Clocking Out is for Suckers, which is on You Could Say So Motherfucker, and also an EP which you can get on iTunes.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  14. TastyPrawn
    TastyPrawn
    (87 Posts)

    Hey wantsarevolution... I actually have those Drake Tungsten tracks, but thanks for offering! (Actually, I think you and I have traded songs once before on last.fm-- my user name there is dturgentbyrne).

    Posted 11 years ago #
  15. wantsarevolution
    wantsarevolution
    (144 Posts)

    So we have! It's always nice to meet a fellow scrobbler outside the site. :)

    Posted 11 years ago #
  16. nefarious
    nefarious
    (129 Posts)

    Revolution, I am sorry I'm such a slacker. I just saw that Drake did Wanted to Be Your? Holy fuck, I'll be emailing you again. that is one great song and I'd love to hear another version of it.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  17. mountain2sound
    mountain2sound
    (28 Posts)

    Considering Britt's love of good music, I would bet that the name Skellington came from another source. I cannot be sure of this, but I have my doubts that they named their band after a character from Nightmare Before Christmas. I am thinking that it came from a Julian Cope album of the same name, but who knows...His current band's name also has a connection to another great act (and I am not talking about Lovin' Spoonful).

    Posted 11 years ago #
  18. wantsarevolution
    wantsarevolution
    (144 Posts)

    I'm betting you're right--they did a cover of Cope's "Upwards at 45 Degrees," and I've heard Britt's a fan. And every good Spoon fan knows they're named after a Can song! :)

    Posted 11 years ago #
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    skellington-ex
    (4 Posts)

    Skellington came from the Julian Cope album..it is the way english kids say the word skeleton. Britt named the band.

    Posted 10 years ago #
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    fiwedding
    (17 Posts)

    Yikes, that is pretty close. However, one important thing is that the melody is not sampled but rather the beat. Hard to stake claim to a beat.

    Posted 9 years ago #

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