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This is a music blog. Different kinds of music. And commentary on said music. Most of the files uploaded will be AAC files (because I'm an Apple guy) so you best have iTunes to play them. Sorry if you don't. (If any links are dead, leave a comment and I'll reupload.)

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I buy way too much music for my own good and then waste my time talking about what music I've bought on my blog.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The Charlottes

The Charlottes were a "proto-shoegazer" band. They featured Simon Scott (ex-Slowdive and currently in Televise--who I will post some tunes from at a later time) on drums. Their sound was very much in vein of early My Bloody Valentine (pre-Isn't Anything). The Charlottes only released 2 albums and a handful of singles before calling it quits. They were on the verge of a US tour when they broke up, which is sad. But then again, had they not have broken up, Simon would have not joined Slowdive.

These three songs are my favorites of their recorded output. Are You Happy Now? is very poppy. Sort of C86 on speed. And if Are You Happy Now is C86 on speed, then the pop punkiness of Stubborn is C86 on speed and an adrenaline rush. While Liar is a nice taster of things to come from the still brewing shoegazer scene.

The Charlottes "3 Songs" (in a ZIP file)


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