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Sleater-Kinney have ruined (rock) music for me
« on: September 10, 2017, 09:52:17 AM »


They seem to be pretty much all I ever listen to now, for ages.

Corin Tucker is absolutely unmatchable as a vocalist. Her voice has become so rich and versatile over the years, Gimme Love just pins me to the fucking wall. She can still do that amazing sort of tremolo-heavy goat whinnying, but she can also just project a really clear, powerful blast of vocal power that you could fucking weaponise and destroy buildings with.

Then Carrie Brownstein comes in with that kind of laid back slacker vocal style, and it's just unbeatable. The interplay between Tucker and Brownstein - with the partial chord shapes that make sense when combined together, in a kind of Thin Lizzy way - is just sublime.

I need to dig out my original copy of The Woods. It's one of the single greatest hard rock records of all time, but it is so loaded with compression that it really suffers unless you listen to a lossless copy.

"Let's Call It Love" into "Night Light" - absolutely stunning, music never captured sweaty, dirty sex as accurately and amazingly as it did here.

The driving, pounding rhythm of Janet Weiss, beating the absolute fucking shit out of the drums.

Sleater-Kinney are gods.

Re: Sleater-Kinney have ruined (rock) music for me
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 09:57:10 AM »
Agreed. 'Steep Air' in particular from The Woods is magnificent.

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Re: Sleater-Kinney have ruined (rock) music for me
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 12:25:44 PM »
coz they're shit
agreed

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Re: Sleater-Kinney have ruined (rock) music for me
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2017, 12:45:11 PM »
Not once have I got through this performance without piping me eyeballs. That series of gentle notes at 3:12 are enough but the storming ending just slays me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYAitpi6Dhg

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Re: Sleater-Kinney have ruined (rock) music for me
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2017, 12:54:44 PM »
I'm a completist but to be honest I don't really care for anything after the 5th album. Call The Doctor is the greatest riot grrl album.

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Re: Sleater-Kinney have ruined (rock) music for me
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2017, 07:59:03 PM »

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Re: Sleater-Kinney have ruined (rock) music for me
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2017, 11:30:31 PM »
Chicky mate, shut the fuck up

Re: Sleater-Kinney have ruined (rock) music for me
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2019, 11:25:03 AM »
Their new song is absolute shite, they are now The Carrie Brownstein From Portlandia Experience Band

Peerless in their original run though.

Re: Sleater-Kinney have ruined (rock) music for me
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2019, 08:34:03 PM »
Their new song is absolute shite, they are now The Carrie Brownstein From Portlandia Experience Band

Peerless in their original run though.

ruined rock for Janet Weiss too by the looks of things