Alan Knut

Comments from Alan Knut

Interestingly enough, any festival you play they give you these pieces of plastic with your credentials on them. These can get you in and out of the places you are allowed. If you lack these credentials you don’t get to go anywhere.

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August 28, 2015 on Leeds Festival Locks Evian Christ In A Cage After Mistaking Him For Gatecrasher

He has a rough mix for each track, he has not finished mixing the record.

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August 18, 2015 on Preview Ryan Adams’ Covers Of Taylor Swift’s “Style” & “Blank Space”

Stereogum is shamelessly gunning for page views with this post.

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August 11, 2015 on John Fogerty Joins The Voice As Adam Levine’s Advisor

This annoyed me as well, if anything Bjork said the complete opposite of “singing Vulnicura songs was too hard” as that would be well within her control, not “reasons beyond her control”.

Have you not noticed that Stereogum has become “Lazy Journalism” over the past couple years? Updates on who joined Taylor Swift at her concerts, music feuds, Bests to Worsts, etc… The site, once upon a time, wrote about experiencing music and what they enjoyed about it. Not just news updates and pop music click baiting.

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August 11, 2015 on Björk Canceled Tour Dates Because Singing Vulnicura Songs Was Too Hard And Because She’s Working On New Music

Albini recorded Ys for Newsom back in 2006.

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August 10, 2015 on Joanna Newsom Announces New Album Divers & Shares Paul Thomas Anderson-Directed “Sapokanikan” Video

In God’s Country is not a rarity… it was on The Joshua Tree.

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May 23, 2015 on Watch Overzealous Fan Play Live Rarity “In God’s Country” With U2 In Phoenix

It truly was hard to read, mostly because it was terribly written. Add on top of that, the ill-fated attempt at humor…

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May 21, 2015 on Pixies – Trompe Le Monde (1991) / Indie Cindy (2014)

Jack White and Record Store Day are creating a collector’s market where people hoard limited edition vinyl and pay absurd prices for them on the used market. There are those who are completionists and huge fans of artists and must have each release on vinyl so that they can listen to it and have it forever. Then there are those who buy up all the limited edition vinyl to later flip on ebay.

Music releases shouldn’t sell out in one day, while digital will exist of it that is not the ultimate medium for songs people cherish.

And as mentioned above, I’ve had a record at the pressing plant since October, and it is constantly being pushed for Record Store Day. First the Black Friday edition and now this one. It is no surprise we just saw our first test pressing as RSD pressings got completed.

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April 15, 2015 on Third Man Details Extensive Record Store Day 2015 Plans

“I produced the record — meaning that I went in and helped arrange the vocals.”

“helped” is not a strong word. And he should mention that he did more than help arrange vocals, as in the hip-hop world there is more to producing than arranging vocals.

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March 30, 2015 on Deputy Says He Produced “90-95%” Of “Bitch Better Have My Money”

And the version he did with Harrison on SNL! They did Here Comes the Sun and then Homeward Bound.

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September 26, 2014 on Watch Paul Simon Cover “Here Comes The Sun” And Remember George Harrison On Conan

And with Thomas Mars being the vocalist, drummer, and co-writer of “Playground Love”

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April 2, 2013 on Watch Phoenix Play “The Real Thing” In San Francisco

Horrible recording… Live take using one mic? There is no mixing… No compression, no reverb…

Still, huge fan.

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March 14, 2013 on Joanna Newsom – “The North Star Grassman And The Ravens” (Sandy Denny Cover) Video

Not a typo, google it.

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March 11, 2013 on Azealia Banks Shares New Single, Wishes Death Upon The Stone Roses

Jack White is everything that is wrong with Record Store Day. He will release several things in severely small quantities, opportunists will pick them up and then post them on ebay for huge sums. Fans who love the music and are driven/compelled to be completionists will pony up the money and the nobody wins.

I think it is great that he has taken such interest in vinyl. I just feel he doesn’t understand how many people would love to collect this stuff. Severely short runs really hurts the fans. He makes these things so the fans can feel the connection, I feel he should produce quantities that gives people a chance to experience what he loves about vinyl, owning it and listening to it.

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February 20, 2013 on Jack White Named Ambassador Of Record Store Day 2013

Pretty sure you have the wrong band when you say “slew of eps and pair of full lengths…”

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February 7, 2013 on Houses – “The Beauty Surrounds” Video

Sounds like the Bullitts is scoring the Great Gatsby and Jay-Z is telling him vaguely how things should sound.

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January 2, 2013 on Jay-Z Scoring Great Gatsby

I still babble about seeing MBV live as well. Never been a part of anything quite like it before. The entire audience afterwards was just gobsmacked and felt like a community.

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December 26, 2012 on My Bloody Valentine Finish Mastering New Album

errr… “the very Interpol-sounding first single”

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August 6, 2012 on Paul Banks – “The Base”

Noel’s latest album was really fantastic, he will be relevant for a long time. Liam, however, is no longer relevant.

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June 20, 2012 on Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – “Everybody’s On The Run” Video (Feat. Mischa Barton)

Holy shit… actual music journalism on Stereogum after the departure of Amrit/Brandon/Scott… I don’t believe my eyes.

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June 19, 2012 on Fiona Apple’s Freak Appeal