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Mensaje por Jincho Mar 16 Mar - 11:01

Grupazo infravaloradísimo de los 90. Sus tres discos son enormes.









Aquí la cojonuda versión que tienen de "Enjoy the silence" de Depeche Mode.



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Mensaje por Holy Roller Mar 16 Mar - 18:57

Infravalorado es poco
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Mensaje por Jincho Miér 17 Mar - 7:16

Sobre todo muy ignorados visto el exitazo del topic Laughing
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Mensaje por McLovin Dom 19 Dic - 20:22

Esta semana me he puesto con ellos,y me han parecido muy buenos.

Que bueno es Fantastic Planet,una joya de disco.

A los que les guste la banda,tambien les recomiendo el disco de versiones del grupo The Replicants.En el que estan Ken Andrews y Greg Edwards (ex-miembros de Failure),Paul D'Amour (ex-bajista de Tool) y Chris Pitman (actual miembro de Guns):

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Mensaje por sonic buzzard Miér 18 Dic - 19:05

@Black Flamingo escribió:Hace poco anunciaban que volvian:

http://www.diablorock.com/features/270-failure-vuelven.html

Enganchado totalmente al Fantastic Planet, que discazo madre mía...

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Junto a APC y Puscifer creo que hacian concierto o gira... algo.

Solo tengo el Fantastic Planet. Muy grande.
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Mensaje por Black Flamingo Miér 18 Dic - 19:15

@sonic buzzard escribió:
@Black Flamingo escribió:Hace poco anunciaban que volvian:

http://www.diablorock.com/features/270-failure-vuelven.html

Enganchado totalmente al Fantastic Planet, que discazo madre mía...

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Junto a APC y Puscifer creo que hacian concierto o gira... algo.

Solo tengo el Fantastic Planet. Muy grande.

Muy buenos esta gente!! Y muy, muy personales. Failure al Azkena!!!
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Mensaje por Edko Fuzz Vie 24 Ene - 12:22

Ayer me enteré de que se reúnen. Pedazo de banda!
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Mensaje por Edko Fuzz Mar 31 Mar - 9:27

ADELANTO DEL NUEVO DISCO!!



Temazo, coño.
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Mensaje por Edko Fuzz Mar 31 Mar - 14:52

@Edko Fuzz escribió:ADELANTO DEL NUEVO DISCO!!



Temazo, coño.

Up, collons!
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Mensaje por Black Flamingo Mar 31 Mar - 17:00

@Edko Fuzz escribió:
@Edko Fuzz escribió:ADELANTO DEL NUEVO DISCO!!



Temazo, coño.

Up, collons!

Lo venía a poner!!! Brutal!! Ganazas!!
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Mensaje por Black Flamingo Mar 31 Mar - 17:07

Esto es muy bueno eh...entre esto y el retorno de Goatsnake..madre mía
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Mensaje por Edko Fuzz Mar 31 Mar - 17:18

@Black Flamingo escribió:Esto es muy bueno eh...entre esto y el retorno de Goatsnake..madre mía

Sí, pero lo que me ha dicho Rockenberg antes tiene todo el sentido del mundo: les veo en el Primavera Sound 2016, y no me agrada la posibilidad de pagar una entrada de 75 pavos para ver solo a Failure durante 45 minutos Helado
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Mensaje por Black Flamingo Mar 31 Mar - 19:27

@Edko Fuzz escribió:
@Black Flamingo escribió:Esto es muy bueno eh...entre esto y el retorno de Goatsnake..madre mía

Sí, pero lo que me ha dicho Rockenberg antes tiene todo el sentido del mundo: les veo en el Primavera Sound 2016, y no me agrada la posibilidad de pagar una entrada de 75 pavos para ver solo a Failure durante 45 minutos Helado

Hay algún rumor o algo o es que les veis acordes con el Cartel del Primavera? La verdad que ya podian tocar en el Azkena... pero bueno, siendo un grupo tan infravalorado y visto el éxito de su tópic seguramente encajen más en el Primavera sí.
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Mensaje por Black Flamingo Jue 16 Abr - 16:28

Ganas de que salga esto ya!!!
Dejo este pedazo de artículo que  salió hace dos días por aquí:
http://punktastic.com/radar/back-on-the-deck-failure-fantastic-planet/

There are some bands out there that no matter how great their music is, they never quite get the recognition they deserve and ultimately fade into obscurity. More often than not, these bands usually influence a plethora of others that follow in their wake, and take a blueprint that was already laid down for them and achieve greater success than the original architects could ever dream of. Probably the most extreme example of this is a once little known alternative rock band from Los Angeles called Failure. You probably have heard their name in the past 2 years more than you ever did before, and you are probably wondering what all the fuss is about.

Failure are often described by many as “the band’s band”, and those who create music really appreciate their legacy. They have influenced everyone from Deftones to Cave In, and from Superheaven to Cloakroom. Even Maynard James Keenan from Tool and A Perfect Circle said of his one time tour mates that he has been “ripping those fools off for years”. Countless bands have covered their songs including Cave In and A Perfect Circle, and even Paramore once put their own take on the bands classic ‘Stuck on You’. As the band prepares to release its long-awaited 4th album ‘The Heart Is a Monster’ in June, and head to the UK for a one-off show at the Garage in London, we wind the clock back 19 years and take a look at their masterpiece ‘Fantastic Planet’.

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Back in 1996, the world of alternative music was in the midst of a transitional period. Grunge had been declared all but dead a few years earlier with Kurt Cobain’s passing, Brit-pop bands such as Oasis and Blur were still riding a wave of stateside success, and “nu-metal” was about to go supernova. Lurking in the shadows however were Failure, and after two solid albums in the shape of the Steve Albini produced ‘Comfort’ and its more rounded follow up ‘Magnified’, they were piecing together what would become the underdog album of the year.

The recording of the album was deemed somewhat unorthodox at the time, because due to the band recording ‘Fantastic Planet’ themselves it allowed them the time to write a song then record it, rather than enter the studio with a selection of demo’s to cherry pick from. This method however put a lot of strain on the band, and it took them longer to record then their previous albums. They were also essentially without a label at this time as their home of Slash Records (an imprint of Warner) was temporarily without distribution. Eventually Warner allowed Slash one more Failure record, and with the addition of guitar legend Troy Van Leeuween for their live performances, ‘Fantastic Planet’ eventually came to life.

As the album starts with the somewhat sombre ambience of ‘Saturday Saviour’, it builds into a wall of cascading guitars. Failure were well known for their use of effects, and ahead-of-its-time signal processing to create the mood of their music, but only really was it bought to life on ‘Fantastic Planet’. One of the chief aspects of the album is also the way that it is knitted together by the interludes. Particularly ‘Segue 1’ which leads into the colossal ‘Smoking Umbrellas’ with precision; a technique than many bands have since applied to their music so as not upset their flow of their records, even though none really have been able to create such an outstanding body of work as ‘Fantastic Planet’. Of course even if the mood of ‘Fantastic Planet’ can feel sullen, and maybe even self-indulgent to the untrained ear, when Failure want to rock they really know how to. ‘Pillowhead’ is a straight up rock anthem, carried by the driving rhythm drummer Kellii Scott, and ‘Dirty Blue Balloons’ gave a new breath of life to alternative rock in a post-Nirvana world.

While a lot of the focus is often put on Failures guitar sound and song composition in certain circles, nothing can ever be taken away from Ken Andrews ability to write a deeply honest song. Often he would draw from his personal battles with drugs to write lyrics, and even at their most dark, you probably would never be able to figure out the true context of the song given the vocal melodies that Andrews would apply to them. Take the whimsical rhetoric of ‘The Nurse Who Loved Me’. It is a quite beautiful and sometimes humorous song depending on the way you take it. Is the song from the view of being deluded that someone is in love with you? Maybe the songs opening line “say hello to the rugs topography / it holds quite a lot of interest with your face down on it” is reference to oral sex, as has been interpreted in the past? If you want to look a little deeper, the chances are that Andrews play on words is in fact a reference to heroin, but we will probably never know for sure. That often shows the mark of a great song writer when multiple meanings can be applied to your lyrics.

Failure were also pretty difficult to classify, but even if they eschewed the tag, the best way to describe them probably would be – and we may get crucified for saying this – a space rock band. Much like their contemporaries in Hum (another band who never quite got the break they deserved) did on their second album ‘You’d Prefer an Astronaut’, they had an air about them that was somewhat out of this world with their use of astronomical metaphor and gigantic guitar sound that felt like it had come from another planet. Of course Failure leapt on the opportunity to poke fun at such labels with the track ‘Another Space Song’, but even with the tongue-in-cheek song title it still had their trademark celestial feel to it.

Despite all this muso talk about interplanetary sound, ‘Fantastic Planet’ did have harbour some commercial potential. The band did scrape the charts with the ‘Stuck on You’, which while having the feel of a radio-rock song that was in keeping with the 90’s rise of guitar bands on the surface, was built around a drug related central narrative. Not a glorification of such things though, and more about the inability to shake such vices and comparing it to a nagging tune stuck in your head. As the album reaches its close, the band enters prog-rock territory. The bliss of ‘Heliotropic’ draws out for over 6-mintues, as does the closing ‘Daylight’ which starts with a softly picked acoustic undertone that builds up into a seismic onslaught of layered and dense guitars, and sees Andrews push his vocal to near breaking point until the final moments.

As with any tragic story, Failure would implode just over a year after the release of ‘Fantastic Planet’. While each project that they would move on to either behind the scenes or as musicians still earn their place in Failure’s history, they would never quite reclaim the intensity they reached on ‘Fantastic Planet’, and would separate themselves from one another for some time.  However time is a great healer, as been proved on many occasions. The Failure that stands before us in 2015 is a very different band of personalities now compared to what it was nearly 20 years ago. Some people would be bitter after putting so much effort into a career that is incredibly underrated, however Failure are modest about their influence on others, and are genuinely surprised by how much affect their legacy had on the music world.

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Failure never got the break they should have done, and should have been a much bigger than they were, but everything happens for a reason. When they announced their reunion at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles in 2014, they were greeted with a rapturous response which rejuvenated the band to the point where they have now knuckled down to work on a new album (with the help of a fantastic Pledgemusic campaign) and already released the first song from it in the shape of ‘Hot Traveler’. How the rest of the album will sound is unbeknownst to their faithful at this point, and topping ‘Fantastic Planet’ may seem impossible, but if ‘Hot Traveler’ is anything to go by then they may just about do that. The final word really is that we are glad that Failure are back, and that they are finally being recognised for their achievements and influence. If you are still unfamiliar, don’t just pick up ‘Fantastic Planet’, but go out of your way to get their back catalogue, and grab a ticket to their show in London in May or forever regret it, as it will be a night to remember.

Failure will play The Garage in London on May 18th, and their forthcoming album ‘The Heart Is a Monster’ is scheduled to be released in June. You can find more out about the new album over the bands Pledgemusic page, and check out the new track ‘Hot Traveler’ below.
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Mensaje por Black Flamingo Jue 30 Abr - 1:39

Ganas!! Abajo dejo un enlace a un pequeño trailer realizado durante las sesiones de grabación!!


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Mensaje por Schuldiner Miér 24 Jun - 11:14

el mejor disco en lo que va de año, sobradísimo
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Mensaje por Black Flamingo Miér 24 Jun - 12:08

@Schuldiner escribió:el mejor disco en lo que va de año, sobradísimo

Anoche lo escuche varias veces!!! Esto es muy gordo he.... ojo que esto es muy gordo!!!
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Mensaje por Black Flamingo Miér 24 Jun - 12:15

Por ahí ya se habla de clásico instantaneo y de obra maestra..ojito. Este tópic no va a tener éxito esta claro...pero independientemente de todo lo único que saco en claro es que han grabado una maravilla. Cosa muy sería.
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Mensaje por Black Flamingo Miér 24 Jun - 12:21

Me lo voy a ir escuchando tranquilamente durante estos días, porque aquí hay muchisima miga, pero muchisima y hay que catarlo con paciencia y degustando cada nota, cada capa de sonido , arreglo y cada atmósfera. Pero no cabe duda que es una obra de arte.
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Mensaje por Schuldiner Miér 24 Jun - 12:25

totalmente, me ha sorprendido lo bien que me he rendido de primeras, pensaba que sería con más escuchas
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Mensaje por Shunt Jue 25 Jun - 12:27

Disco monumental.
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Mensaje por caponeslashdot Vie 26 Jun - 12:51

@Shunt escribió:Disco monumental.

Acabo de enterarme y aunque voy por la mitad en la primera escucha, si, serious cucumber.
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Mensaje por Jincho Vie 26 Jun - 16:00

Dónde se pue localizar?? Rico
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Mensaje por caponeslashdot Vie 26 Jun - 16:04

Para escucharlo:
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/06/stream-failures-new-album-the-heart-is-a-monster/

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Mensaje por Jincho Vie 26 Jun - 16:11

Gracias capone!
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Mensaje por caponeslashdot Vie 26 Jun - 16:13

De nada. De primeras se intuye algo gordo. Seguiremos profundizando.
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Mensaje por atila Sáb 27 Jun - 0:46

@caponeslashdot escribió:Para escucharlo:
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Alucinando con esta jodida maravilla...
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Mensaje por atila Sáb 27 Jun - 0:49

"THE HEART IS A MONSTER" parece salido de la primera mitad de los años 90.

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Mensaje por guede Sáb 27 Jun - 6:29

@atila escribió:"THE HEART IS A MONSTER" parece salido de la primera mitad de los años 90.

Coño Atila, hacía tiempo que no te veía por aquí....
El disco de primeras muy bien.
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Mensaje por Justin Case Sáb 27 Jun - 6:34

Habrá que ponerse a ello.
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Mensaje por Schuldiner Sáb 27 Jun - 9:31

snow angel... affraid
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Mensaje por deniztek Sáb 27 Jun - 12:46

@sonic buzzard escribió:
@Black Flamingo escribió:Hace poco anunciaban que volvian:

http://www.diablorock.com/features/270-failure-vuelven.html

Enganchado totalmente al Fantastic Planet, que discazo madre mía...

 Arrow2 

Junto a APC y Puscifer creo que hacian concierto o gira... algo.

Solo tengo el Fantastic Planet. Muy grande.



Creo que nunca había escuchado a esta banda..me está gustando mucho el Fantastic Planet music

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Mensaje por Black Flamingo Lun 29 Jun - 10:05

@deniztek escribió:
@sonic buzzard escribió:
@Black Flamingo escribió:Hace poco anunciaban que volvian:

http://www.diablorock.com/features/270-failure-vuelven.html

Enganchado totalmente al Fantastic Planet, que discazo madre mía...

 Arrow2 

Junto a APC y Puscifer creo que hacian concierto o gira... algo.

Solo tengo el Fantastic Planet. Muy grande.



Creo que nunca había escuchado a esta banda..me está gustando mucho el Fantastic Planet music

Un discazo a la altura de cualquier clásico de los 90's que nos imaginemos!! Lo tenían todo, temas, un sonido peculiar, originalidad...Lastima que, mientras otros triunfaban con bastantes menos meritos,  terminaran uniendose al grupo de bandas de rock alternativo ninguneadas de la época junto con Eleven, Wool, o si me apuras Masters of Reality.


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Mensaje por Black Flamingo Lun 29 Jun - 10:08

@atila escribió:"THE HEART IS A MONSTER" parece salido de la primera mitad de los años 90.


Esta claro que hoy en día el contexto es otro, pero este disco puede estar a la altura de cualquier clásico de los 90's que nos venga a la cabeza. Parece sacado de otra época, y ya no tanto por el sonido ( nadie suena como estos tíos) sino porque ya no se hacen discos así.
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Mensaje por Black Flamingo Mar 30 Jun - 14:24

Músicos de diferentes bandas hablan de la importancia de Failure como banda influyente, única e inimitable. Failure, solo para paladares exquisitos.

http://music.mxdwn.com/2015/06/29/features/the-importance-of-failure-members-of-a-perfect-circle-faith-no-more-speedy-ortiz-and-more-sound-off-on-the-influential-band/

Bands reunite and break up all the time. It’s rare that a band reunion actually feels like something profound is happening. One such case is the recent reunion of Los Angeles band Failure. After merely a trio of stellar albums, the band broke up and splintered apart. Each member went on to a slew of other projects (some even in production) before ultimately reuniting in late 2013. Now, if you follow mxdwn, we have covered this reunion closely from the very first moment it was announced. We live for music, but in truth, our favorite moments are always the ones that are rarer and more special. Like a seldom-seen species that can only be found in remote environments, sometimes the hunt for it makes everything worthwhile. Not to slander the banality of everyday media, but a handful of pure and brilliant bands are what make music journalism an amazing profession. So, it should be no surprise that Failure’s reunion was the perfect reemergence of this kind. Like if the dodo came back to life to say, “Hi.” You likely have seen our coverage of their reunion, Cinquanta show with Maynard James Keenan, SXSW performances and the upcoming June 30th release of their first album in nearly twenty years, The Heart is a Monster. A while back it occurred to us that it might be fun to take a good look at the band’s vast influence through the words of those that they have impacted most; bands and artists from around the music industry. We knew we would find some great things out, but what was most impressive was how every member of Failure (Ken Andrews, Greg Edwards and Kellii Scott) have all greatly effected so many bands we know and love. In their own words, here is what a slew of artists have to say about one of the most influential bands from the 90’s, Failure.

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Billy Howerdel – A Perfect Circle

Failure has an uncanny ability to straddle the line between esoteric sonic artistry and velvet, sweet ear candy.

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Bill Gould – Faith No More

I have always had a bit of a soft spot for the band Failure. In particular was their fine use of layered guitars and chords. Thick and cascading while remaining very musical.

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Zach Gehring – Mae

Mae’s second record The Everglow was produced by Ken Andrews. So not only was Failure’s music an indirect influence on Mae, but Ken’s songwriting and production sensibilities had a direct influence on what I think is Mae’s most successful record. It was an unforgettable experience working with Ken Andrews and we’ll always remember it fondly.

My favorite Failure song is “Smoking Umbrellas” from Fantastic Planet. It’s such a heavy song with a great chorus. I flip out every time I listen to it. I absolutely love it.

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Larry Herweg – Pelican

I first heard Failure back in 1996. My buddy knew I was obsessed with Quicksand and was like, “Man you have to check this band out! They’re like Quicksand, but way more drugged out and involved.” I think the first song he played me was “Daylight,” which did kinda sound like Quicksand, slowed way the hell down. So Fantastic Planet was my introduction to the band. Over the years it has become possibly my favorite album of all time. It has only gotten better with age. I play it more now than I did then. I still find new things to discover and like about it. The production and songs were so ahead of their time. They have the perfect balance of heaviness and melody. Kellii Scott’s drumming continues to inspire and influence me. I warm up to a few of the songs on the record like “Smoking Umbrellas,” “Another Space Song,” “Heliotropic” and “Stuck on You” (possibly my favorite song of all time). I am beyond stoked that they are a band again and putting out a new album! Kellii… send me a copy!

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Kemble Walters – ÆGES

Failure has had a rather large impact on ÆGES, more specifically in its beginning stages. When the band was first starting out, we weren’t sure exactly which direction we wanted to go in. We all knew we wanted to be heavy (but not hardcore), we wanted to be dissonant (but not art-rock), and we wanted big vocal hooks (but not be a pop rock band). We all pulled our favorite albums and influences together and amongst the other few, Failure was a common denominator. That being said, we didn’t look to Failure as “We need to sound like THIS,” but more so a guide ’til we figured out exactly what the ÆGES sound was. So I suppose thanks are in order? Thank you Failure for being a “guiding light.”

A small bit of trivia for everyone out there in the world. Kellii Scott and I go back quite a bit actually. It’s rather unfortunate to say this, but we were playing in a band together around 2009-ish before I actually dug into the Failure catalog. His creativity and power behind the kit is second to none. One thing is for certain, Kellii’s awesome grooves definitely help define the uniqueness that is the Failure sound.

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Denver Dalley – Desaparecidos/The Statistics/Broken Bats

Failure has always been ahead of their time especially sonically, in my opinion. Their songs are still relevant and sound current to me, the same way that the Pixies’ do. I personally sought out a whammy pedal because of Failure and that lead to a whole different approach to guitar and guitar sounds for me. Their sound has definitely been a major influence on my guitar playing–particularly in my guitar pedal selection.

I think that (obviously) “Stuck On You” was the first, major direct influence, but “Another Space Song” is my all time favorite song, from each and every sound they played, to the lyrics, to the production. Just a perfect song in my book. I used to cover it with my solo project, Statistics, because I just love it and loved playing it so much. I thought it was perfect and so it didn’t need me to elaborate or reinterpret it. I just wanted to play it live! Eventually I recorded it because our label requested it, but it really was almost like a karaoke version. We played it the same way they did and it sounded very similar because they had been such a major influence on us all as we were learning our instruments and buying our gear. Proud copycat, I suppose.

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Stephen Brodsky – Cave In/Mutoid Man

What really strikes me about Failure is the adventurous nature with chord changes, and the way they tie it together with killer vocal melodies. The chorus in “Moth” is a great example – fairly obtuse on its own, but the vocal reigns it in (“No one’s ever gonna find out/from this shut mouth”). Nirvana kind of does that with “Drain You” and maybe “Lithium,” but I feel that Failure takes it a step further in terms of creating suspense. This was huge for me as a young teenager with a guitar–it made me wanna push the boundaries of what writing “catchy” music could possibly entail.

I think I read about Comfort in a skate magazine, then found a used copy of the album during one of my cassette-buying adventures in Boston–this was in the early-to-mid 90’s when I was still living in the suburbs. Honestly, I didn’t really dig the record, and only months later picked up Magnified merely by chance, which I immediately loved. More interesting though is the first time that Cave In hung out with Ken Andrews: he was actually one of the potential producers we had in mind for the Antenna album. One day, Ken was supposed to meet us at Cole Rehearsal to discuss possibly working together. We thought it’d be funny to have our gear set up so that once he entered the room, we’d toss him a mic in hopes of getting a surprise jam sesh going. So in comes Ken, and almost immediately we push a mic in front of him and say something to the effect of, “Hey Ken, you’re late for practice man!” then bust into our version of “Magnified.” But instead of grabbing the mic like we had hoped, Ken proceeds to plug his fingers deep into his ears. Well, we kept playing until the end of the song–then he goes “Man, you guys are fucking LOUD!” Fast forward a couple years to another scene on the Lollapalooza tour with Queens Of The Stone Age (Troy from Failure) and Campfire Girls (Kellii from Failure), when we managed to get 2 members of Failure onstage with us to play “Magnified.” Thankfully that was way less awkward.

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Justin Meldal-Johnsen – Bassist Beck, Nine Inch Nails/Producer M83, Paramore, School of Seven Bells

There was a time, during the genesis of bands like Failure, where art rock and heavy music collided. In LA in the late 80’s, there was Jane’s Addiction and its numerous spawn, and that became the thing for several years. Then I suppose grunge hit in around ’90, and the result was that a vast number of imitators emerged. Many of these imitators revealed themselves as thinly disguised updates of the metal bands that they used to be just a few years prior (albeit with different names), with the uniform becoming flannel and jeans in lieu of leather and latex. Others were authentic, but were quickly found to be pale imitations of the great bands of the time (most of whom emerged from the Pacific Northwest and definitely not So Cal). Suffice to say, there was precious little art rock mixed in with the post-metal… Not since Jane’s Addiction, anyway. So I found myself averse to this new “heavy music” trend, as I was mostly a disciple of all things Matador, Factory and 4AD at the time. But then, there were a few bands in the shadows who were another thing altogether. And one of them soon proved to be greater than all the rest.

I first met Greg, Ken, and their first drummer Robert Gauss in 1990 when the Failure guys and my band at the time were neighbors at an old downtown building where bands rehearsed. Our two bands became instant friends and started doing shows together around LA. Failure, however, had a different recipe than any other bands around at the time. By working within the milieu of both heavy and arty with a very particular and fresh spin, they started arresting people’s attention. I was an immediate fan of their first two seven inches and found them totally captivating. The tools of their trade were very interesting: buried, gauzy vocals, fretless bass, caustic, angular guitar and pummeling, tribal drums. The artwork was likewise just as intriguing: simultaneously disturbing and alluring. Consciously or otherwise, they conveyed a perfect blend of mystery and menace that I’m sure most Failure fans also picked up on. For me personally, they helped remove the personal stigma that “heavy” music had, and opened the door to a new type of creating. They were somehow melding the influences of some surprising bedfellows: The Beatles, Talk Talk, Japan, The Pixies, Big Black, Jesus Lizard, and even Nirvana. It was peculiar, special and electrifying.

A personal relationship between myself and Ken in particular began at that point and continues to this day. We’ve enjoyed working together on all manner of things, projects like Blinker The Star, Beck, Nine Inch Nails, M83 and other stuff. I also ended up co-producing Ken’s solo album several years back, and we also formed Digital Noise Academy together with our other friends.

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Sadie Dupuis, Mike Falcone, Darl Ferm, Devin McKnight – Speedy Ortiz

Us kiddos in Speedy Ortiz have been listening to (and covering) songs by Failure since we were, well, younger kiddos. And their songwriting—spacey verses, pounding choruses, alien interludes have left an impression on most of the bands we’ve played in. An abiding, cultish love for Failure inspired us when we recorded Speedy Ortiz’s first EP. A few years later, we got to open for them in Texas. We hung ten and nerded out to each other about our histories in Failure fandom—which is basically what we talk about every time we’re in a tour van, anyway.

Mike Falcone: How did I first hear Failure? Oh man. I saw an episode of 120 Minutes on MTV and I taped it. Deftones were hosting and they played a lot of videos they liked, like Depeche Mode and stuff. Then they played Failure’s “Stuck On You,” and it was the first time I’d heard that song. Then my friends wanted to start a band to cover it, and they were called Bernie, named after the Failure song “Bernie” ‘cuz they really liked Failure a lot. That was how I found out about Failure.

Sadie Dupuis: My story’s not that cool. I had that A Perfect Circle record on which they covered “The Nurse Who Loved Me.” I was like, “Damn, this song’s a lot cooler than the other songs.” Then I realized it was a cover. So I bought all the Failure CDs, ‘cuz I was all about CDs in high school. I covered that song a bunch in high school. Not too much longer after that the first Autolux album came out and I was pretty into Autolux, and only realized later it was Greg from Failure.

Mike: See, I was so obsessed with Failure I knew about that Autolux three song EP with “Sugarless” right when it came out. I got immersed in everything Failure.

Devin McKnight: You showed me Failure and I didn’t like it.

Sadie: Who showed you Failure?

Devin: You did!

Sadie: Me?! Really?!

Devin: Yeah! It was, like, a long time ago. Then Alex Molini [of The Dirty Dishes] showed it to me whilst… uh… on some drugs. But he showed me Magnified and not Fantastic Planet. But I came around later to the other stuff. But I think Magnified is the best of both worlds with them. They got some dark stuff in the beginning. Then they got real serious in the studio. Magnified has a little bit of both.

Darl Ferm: It’s like when worlds collide. Magnified was the first album I heard by Failure and it was the only one I heard for years. So it’s got a special place in my heart. I also like the tones a lot. It’s like my favorite bass tone on anything.

Sadie: I guess I’m gonna pick the Nevermind of Failure albums and say Fantastic Planet is my favorite. I think it was a pretty huge influence on me in terms of the songwriting, and I loved the segues. Both in Speedy and in my old band Quilty–who definitely were influenced by Failure–like, half our songs we just intentionally tried to rip off “Saturday Savior.” That’s the album that the sequencing and the whole presentation of it are just like… perfect. Also, we have that sentimental story about Fantastic Planet.

Mike: Yeah! I was wondering if you’d bring this up.

Sadie: Our first weekend as a band playing shows out of town we stayed at the studio of some friends in Philly, called The Sex Dungeon. And I guess we stayed up really late drinking beer–Darl had to go to a film class the next day.

Darl: At 8 am.

Sadie: We were there with our friends in Two Inch Astronaut. The dudes who run the studio, Dan and James, were like, “We could project the movie Fantastic Planet and listen to the album Fantastic Planet at the same time.” We were all like, “No way!” We did it. It was perfect. Wasn’t even fucked up on drugs. It was so cool. The next day we decided, “We have to go record an album with those guys.”

Mike: It was like 4 am. James was like, “Have you ever watched Fantastic Planet while LISTENING to Fantastic Planet?”

Darl: My perspective was, “I should sleep a couple hours before I drive us all for hours.” So all I remember is hearing that album blasting from the control room while sleeping in negative degree weather on the floor of the studio. I was shivering, like, “What the fuck is going on in there?”

Mike: I agree that’s my favorite album they’ve done. Or that any of those guys have ever worked on. Including Autolux and Lusk and all of ‘em. My favorite song switches a lot but I think it’s “Smoking Umbrellas” at the moment.

Sadie: You’ve covered that, too, haven’t you?

Mike: No, we did “Sergeant Politeness.” We also did “Your Sister Says John” which I forgot was actually a Blinker the Star cover Ken Andrews did.

Sadie: My fave was “Another Space Song.” It was definitely my AOL Profile lyrics for a while.

Mike: There’s a trick on “Smoking Umbrellas” where if you pan it to one side you don’t hear the intro.

Sadie: Such good panning on that album. I feel like maybe it’s less obvious in Speedy Ortiz, but there are certain things I try to copy that are panning, or guitar lines, or like in Quilty I played in open C and tried to sound like Failure. Or, that little introduction part we have on the Speedy song “Mark VI” is supposed to sound like one of the Failure segues.

Sadie: We all got to play with Failure recently and I feel like it’s the first time that we’ve all been, like, watching a band and singing along to every single word.

Mike: All four of us all at once? Definitely.

Darl: We almost missed our flight to watch them. Also, they weren’t playing with amps!

Sadie: I thought it was nice that we recorded our first EP at a place ‘cuz Fantastic Planet was being played there, and then we got to see them again and play with them. As a band we’re in a pretty different place now than we were three years ago, but we were all so psyched. It was heartwarming.

Mike: I never thought they’d reform, honestly. To have to wait fifteen years, it was like, yes! Finally!

Darl: Also, all their last names are first names too. Boom. Exposed.

Sadie: I think that’s a good place to end.



Failure, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Bill Gould and Speedy Ortiz photos by Raymond Flotat

Billy Howerdel photo by Marv Watson
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Mensaje por Loza Mar 30 Jun - 15:19

Grupazo coño, no sabía que tenian topic en el foro ni que sacaban nuevo disco, a ver si encuentro por ahí para escucharle porque el streaming ese ya no va
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Mensaje por Black Flamingo Mar 30 Jun - 15:34

HNWMA escribió:Grupazo coño, no sabía que tenian topic en el foro ni que sacaban nuevo disco, a ver si encuentro por ahí para escucharle porque el streaming ese ya no va

Pues preparate porque vas a flipar. El mejor comeback de un grupo noventero y probablemente también el más justificado.
Aqui se puede escuchar, si bien yo lo encontre en descarga no recuerdo donde:

http://www.noisemag.net/failure-the-heart-is-a-monster-en-ecoute-integrale/
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Mensaje por pinkpanther Mar 30 Jun - 15:48

Si alguien es tan amable de poner un link es "su sitio" se lo agradecería, tanto halago me está generando mucha curiosidad y si ya sale el termino noventero en la descripción la curiosidad se vuelve aún mayor.

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Mensaje por Black Flamingo Mar 30 Jun - 16:02

@pinkpanther escribió:Si alguien es tan amable de poner un link es "su sitio" se lo agradecería, tanto halago me está generando mucha curiosidad y si ya sale el termino noventero en la descripción la curiosidad se vuelve aún mayor.

Mira a ver aquí si va:

http:
http://finotoday.com/failure-the-heart-is-a-monster-2015/
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Mensaje por deniztek Mar 30 Jun - 16:33

@Black Flamingo escribió:
@deniztek escribió:
@sonic buzzard escribió:
@Black Flamingo escribió:Hace poco anunciaban que volvian:

http://www.diablorock.com/features/270-failure-vuelven.html

Enganchado totalmente al Fantastic Planet, que discazo madre mía...

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Junto a APC y Puscifer creo que hacian concierto o gira... algo.

Solo tengo el Fantastic Planet. Muy grande.



Creo que nunca había escuchado a esta banda..me está gustando mucho el Fantastic Planet music

Un discazo a la altura de cualquier clásico de los 90's que nos imaginemos!! Lo tenían todo, temas, un sonido peculiar, originalidad...Lastima que, mientras otros triunfaban con bastantes menos meritos,  terminaran uniendose al grupo de bandas de rock alternativo ninguneadas de la época junto con Eleven, Wool, o si me apuras Masters of Reality.


Le sigo dando escuchas a este discazo...gracias por el descubrimiento!!!

Ya le daré al último, por el momento aun me apetece centrarme en este.



No piloto a esos Eleven..

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Mensaje por pinkpanther Mar 30 Jun - 16:34

Gracias Black. hi

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Mensaje por Edko Fuzz Mar 30 Jun - 16:35

Hostia qué ganas de escucharlo!! Me pongo a ello ya!
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Mensaje por Black Flamingo Mar 30 Jun - 16:42

@pinkpanther escribió:Gracias Black. hi

De nada!! Very Happy
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Mensaje por Black Flamingo Mar 30 Jun - 16:46

@deniztek escribió:
@Black Flamingo escribió:
@deniztek escribió:
@sonic buzzard escribió:
@Black Flamingo escribió:Hace poco anunciaban que volvian:

http://www.diablorock.com/features/270-failure-vuelven.html

Enganchado totalmente al Fantastic Planet, que discazo madre mía...

 Arrow2 

Junto a APC y Puscifer creo que hacian concierto o gira... algo.

Solo tengo el Fantastic Planet. Muy grande.



Creo que nunca había escuchado a esta banda..me está gustando mucho el Fantastic Planet music

Un discazo a la altura de cualquier clásico de los 90's que nos imaginemos!! Lo tenían todo, temas, un sonido peculiar, originalidad...Lastima que, mientras otros triunfaban con bastantes menos meritos,  terminaran uniendose al grupo de bandas de rock alternativo ninguneadas de la época junto con Eleven, Wool, o si me apuras Masters of Reality.


Le sigo dando escuchas a este discazo...gracias por el descubrimiento!!!

Ya le daré al último, por el momento aun me apetece centrarme en este.



No piloto a esos Eleven..

Si tío, tiene suficiente miga como para estar dandole cera una temporada!! El último, es la continuación lógica al Fantastic Planet , aunque su producción suena muy diferente. Vamos a ver, es muy buena, es apabullante pero creo que puede no gustar a algunos por sonar demasiado perfecta, limpia, nítida. Sim embargo los temazos están ahí!!
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Mensaje por patton Mar 30 Jun - 17:00

A mi el nuevo de momento no me llega a enganchar. Espero que vaya ganando con las escuchas.
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Mensaje por atila Sáb 4 Jul - 12:48

@atila escribió:
@caponeslashdot escribió:Para escucharlo:
http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/06/stream-failures-new-album-the-heart-is-a-monster/

Para descargarlo

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Alucinando con esta jodida maravilla...

Y hacía mucho que no me gustaba tantísimo el arranque de un disco. Qué canción tan brutal. Ese enlace de Segue 4 y Hot Traveler resulta estremecedor. axl Me recuerda al debut de Prick. Guiño y saludo/abrazo para Guede.
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