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  • Started 11 years ago by jimatomic
  • Latest reply from Mamma Tell Me

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    jimatomic
    (33 Posts)

    spoon have managed to evolve and change again and again without losing their identity. britts` lyrics are thought provoking and (i think) full of humour. small stakes could be the groups agenda, perfect both musically and lyrically. jim is an amazing drummer. he makes a drumkit sound both tense and exciting. britts vocals are so good that the group can afford the extreme minimalism they employ on a regular basis (to devestaing affect). they make the overproduced rawk row of most modern guitar wank heroes sound very silly. the best kept secret in music is getting out of the bag and i dont mind telling them that they have a profound effect on me every time i hear them. respect.

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  2. janikphoto
    janikphoto
    (34 Posts)

    I don't care what rolling stone and spin are doing... it is NOT "spoon have". Spoon is one entity, made up of several parts. That one entity means that you would type "spoon has". It's just like YOU are a singular being, even though your body is made up of several different parts. Your heart is like Britt, your lungs are like Jim, etc... All those parts make up ONE you. All those members make up ONE spoon. Spoon "has" managed to evolve and change again and again...

    There are exceptions, like when a band purposely uses a plural name (the beatles for example). Then you WOULD use have vs has. The Beatles have and Spoon has. It's kind of funny that The Beatles used a plural name, since they had so much tension/fighting within the band. It was almost like they really WERE four separate entities merely working together, instead of being ONE band.

    Pubs like rolling stone and spin have messed up the english language, because they are lazy, and have decided to use the plural version for EVERY band. Sorry to highjack your thread like that. It just bugs me that these publications have everyone confused regarding proper english...

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  3. Gabriel
    Gabriel
    (193 Posts)

    ...Grammatical turmoil aside, I know what you mean. Spoon manages to make most modern bands look like they have no idea what they're doing. As for Britt's voice, I wouldn't say that it's better than most singers'. I think it just possesses a very unique quality that is vital to the group's sound.

    By the way, the "band has/band have" comment makes sense. I guess it works on the same lines as "the group has" and "the group have".

    Posted 11 years ago #
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    sethkhan
    (7 Posts)

    Spoon Is On A Level Of Genius And Everyone Just Put Them Down...After Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga...There next Realese Will Make them Bigger Than Before(Now)

    But They Change Bass Players Every Album

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  5. wantsarevolution
    wantsarevolution
    (144 Posts)

    Not true, isn't Gax5 their first without Josh Zarbo on bass? I'm too lazy to check but I think that's right.

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  6. I am Huckster
    I am Huckster
    (47 Posts)

    I know he's been on more than a few, but he was on and off with the band, especially for touring.

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  7. TheDoctor
    TheDoctor
    (142 Posts)

    I thought Josh only did Kill the moonlight and gimmie fiction. I don't know any of this as a fact but I just remember thinking that he haSn't been around that long.

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  8. I am Huckster
    I am Huckster
    (47 Posts)

    According to Wikipedia he was their full time bassist from 1997-2007.

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  9. wantsarevolution
    wantsarevolution
    (144 Posts)

    Full disclosure: I wrote quite a bit of their Wikipedia article. :) I did my research though and everything's sourced, so you can trust it.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  10. Gabriel
    Gabriel
    (193 Posts)

    I believe you.
    Seeing as how he has a cowriting credit on A Series Of Sneaks (for "Metal School"), I think he was around before Kill The Moonlight. Actually, I think the guy who wrote "Me And The Bean" played bass on Moonlight, whatever his name is.

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  11. TastyPrawn
    TastyPrawn
    (87 Posts)

    That would be John Clayton, currently of the band The Rite Flyers. I have no idea if he played the bass or not on KTM, though.

    I don't have my albums near me, but I believe Britt did most of the bass playing on Gimme Fiction. In fact, I think I remember only two songs on that album contain more than two musicians (meaning that Britt and Jim were the only recording musicians on nine of the tracks). But I could be mistaken. I'll look it up at a later date.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  12. Mamma Tell Me
    Mamma Tell Me
    (39 Posts)

    too much text, don't want to read.

    WAA

    Posted 11 years ago #

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