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Re: Elastica

Post by AdvertBreak » 23 Jul 2016, 04:08

Yeah but they would have had another hit album releasing in 97 or 98 I'd have thought.

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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 23 Jul 2016, 05:04

I'm basing this off of pure memory and too lazy to check, but wasn't "Car Song' their last single released from their debut? It was quite a hit here in the States (was in MTVS heavy rotation then),

I believe they would have indeed sustained that same height of success if they released their follow-up in either '97 or '98. It seemed they weren't relevant when "the Menace" was released... Mew was decent, but she didn't reach the overall talent level of Donna.....Donna added the extra special element to their sound. I wish the "Classic 4" will somehow manage to reunite sometime.....
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Post by Jiani » 24 Jul 2016, 14:44

MsMagicAmerica wrote:Funny, I just purchased an Elastica shirt (although it just has their logo on it)
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Post by MsMagicAmerica » 24 Jul 2016, 15:45

KingLouieLouie76 wrote: I believe they would have indeed sustained that same height of success if they released their follow-up in either '97 or '98. It seemed they weren't relevant when "the Menace" was released... .

I totally agree with this statement.
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Post by AdvertBreak » 25 Jul 2016, 18:31

Yeah that's what I was saying. They'd still be big in 1997 or 98 but not even Space could land a hit in 2000 after being successful in 98.

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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 25 Jul 2016, 22:41

AdvertBreak wrote:Yeah that's what I was saying. They'd still be big in 1997 or 98 but not even Space could land a hit in 2000 after being successful in 98.

Yeah...I was echoing your sentiment..... It's going to be one of the most tragic rock-n-roll travesties when it's completely over, said and done with when in the next 20-30 years of discussing one-hit album bands....how much acclaim they achieved on their only recorded album with a certain line-up and never able to rival that again.

It's unfortunate Justine will ultimately only be known as Damon's ex and how Elastica essentially will be forgotten.... I hope the that classic self-titled line-up can somehow reunite some time and perhaps even record new material. It could be too late, but some times these revivals can be highly effective! "the Menace" had some moments, but was just so different from self-titled and again Donna's guitar-work and excellent background vocals were extremely missed.
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Post by AdvertBreak » 27 Jul 2016, 01:48

NME put the debut at #191 in their list of the 500 greatest albums of all time a few years ago. That's quite the accolade. But does it suggest longevity in the, uh, long run? hmm

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Post by Mallard No. 22 » 27 Jul 2016, 04:39

I think that they might have struggled with the second album even in 1997-98. It was a long gap after the first album. And (in the UK) I am not convinced that they really emerged beyond indie-dom.

I think they needed more singles through the 'Britpop winter' of 1995-96 leading into a second album.
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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 27 Jul 2016, 22:57

AdvertBreak wrote:NME put the debut at #191 in their list of the 500 greatest albums of all time a few years ago. That's quite the accolade. But does it suggest longevity in the, uh, long run? hmm

It's hard to say... I mean in the grand scheme of things... including here in the States will they continue to endure over time. I know how highly regarded NME is in certain circles, but doesn't speak the gospel or represent the complete mass. I'm saying even the next several generations thereafter will the self-titled debut will be impacting. People here in the States seldom talk about them nor do they receive any airplay... but back then they really SKYROCKETED here to extreme heights just to quickly fade as they initially emerged....
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Post by Moritz » 28 Jul 2016, 21:38

They were great, but still underrated. In this year, the German Rolling Stone made a top album of the 90s ranking (With three Blur records). But Elastica were not part of this list, a bit sad for the fast selling debut album in the UK.

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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 24 Jan 2017, 03:33

They are seriously reuniting and currently in the studio (sans Justinne)? Wow! http://www.nme.com/news/music/elastica- ... ium=social" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Further inspection.. might be nothing but mere nme click-bait! :?:
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Post by Mallard No. 22 » 25 Jan 2017, 06:39

Interesting also, further down in the article, to read Justinne Frischmann's feelings about celebrity.
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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 25 Jan 2017, 21:59

Mallard No. 22 wrote:Interesting also, further down in the article, to read Justinne Frischmann's feelings about celebrity.

Yeah....I noticed that as well..... The original four should reunite for a proper 2nd album (since "Menace" didn't capture their essential sound)..... I liked "Menace" to a certain extent, but it seemed not to come close in capturing what they achieved on their debut.... Really was missing Donna more than anyone else realizes!
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Post by Mallard No. 22 » 01 Feb 2017, 06:31

I never bought 'Menace' - TBH I thought their time had been and gone by then :(

Elstica's career can compare to someone leaving a party, just as it gets going. And then return, when most people have gone home.... :oops:
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