Adam Smith Riggs

Comments from Adam Smith Riggs

In fact, when Stereogum posted the list someone commented on it at the time. http://www.stereogum.com/1907593/record-store-day-black-friday-2016-list-revealed/news/
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November 21, 2016 on Record Store Day Announces My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Vinyl
It's possible I saw it listed somewhere other than the official site, but multiple sites had it listed when the Black Friday release was announced. I'm pretty sure it was on the official list then too. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/legacy-recordings-announces-limited-edition-vinyl-exclusives-for-record-store-days-annual-black-friday-event-friday-november-25-2016-300349508.html
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November 21, 2016 on Record Store Day Announces My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Vinyl
I have zero interest in a My Little Pony record, and I generally think this type of release is the kind of wacky stuff that has watered down the whole idea of Record Store Day, but what exactly makes this newsworthy today given that this has been public knowledge since RSD released their Black Friday list over a month ago?
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November 21, 2016 on Record Store Day Announces My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Vinyl
He also writes a monthly semi-parodic backpage column every month for Decibel Magazine and it's consistently fucking brilliant.
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August 1, 2016 on The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle Reveals Details Of New Novel Universal Harvester
Cannot believe there are no comments here. RIP Mr. Stanley.
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June 24, 2016 on R.I.P. Ralph Stanley
Fair warning - nothing much happens until about 2 minutes in.
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June 16, 2016 on Boris – “SOFUN”
In my estimation, they already have. Check out "Luna", their half of the "Chapter Ahead Being Fake" split with Torche. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpvBplabwps
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June 16, 2016 on Boris – “SOFUN”
Whoa. I was totally digging this list and then "To Be Alone With You" and "John Wayne Gacy Jr" weren't #s' 1 & 2. What? Also, anyone who thought "Seven Swans" was the "one where he revealed he was an evangelical Christian" had no context for his career to that point. He got his start as a member of Danielson Famile, which, admittedly, may be an obscurity for some, but for others (like me) is kind of a big deal. Sufjan came from the Christian rock scene, so "Seven Swans" was no surprise.
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May 26, 2016 on The 10 Best Sufjan Stevens Songs
Bonus track and hidden track are so different though. I agree that the hidden track was very much a vestige of the nineties. I was actually hoping to see an article about it this week.
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May 20, 2016 on Carman’s Addicted To Jesus Was ’90s Christian Rock At Its Weirdest
I'm a CoD fan too. I'm pretty excited about those remasters but wish there was going to be a vinyl release. I was into some of the Celldweller stuff as well. Were you ever into Klank? As I recall Klayton had some connection there as well.
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April 30, 2016 on The Black Market: The Month In Metal – April 2016
Was this meant to be released already? Release dates are such moving targets.
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April 21, 2016 on Brian Eno – “Fickle Sun (iii) I’m Set Free” (The Velvet Underground Cover)
All feelings about Bizkit aside, I think it's great that these folks did this. Kudos to them for having some fun.
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April 21, 2016 on Watch Tenacious Limp Bizkit Fans Shut Down Dayton Sunoco
I will always recognize you for your Guided By Voices.
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April 21, 2016 on Watch Tenacious Limp Bizkit Fans Shut Down Dayton Sunoco
Local H fucking rules.
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April 15, 2016 on As Good As Dead Turns 20
Ugh. A shame indeed. One of my favorite local joints. One of the only places getting "new Nashville" right.
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April 13, 2016 on William Tyler – “Gone Clear”
You absolutely could come up with different genre descriptions for all those bands, and there are already. It doesn't seem unlikely to me at all that someone who digs Wilco would have no interest in Of Montreal, so they are, in fact, helpful. It's lame to be dogmatic about such things, but they exist for a good reason.
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April 11, 2016 on On Everybody Wants Some!!, Metal’s Genre Problem, & Kvelertak’s Amazing New Album
Nearly the whole video was shot in Nashville . The shots of the concrete ruins that he's standing in hold lots of weight in particular given the idea behind the project - that's what's left of Starwood Amphitheater out in the dilapidated suburb of Antioch, an old-school rock venue where once used to could catch the likes of Skynyrd or Sabbath (Ozzfest) or what-have-you. The good old days.
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April 8, 2016 on Watch A Trailer For William Tyler’s New Album Modern Country
Forgive me for being a pedant, but the Hag was in attendance at Johnny's San Quentin show, not Folsom.
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April 6, 2016 on R.I.P. Merle Haggard
Correction: Dale Crover on bass.
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April 5, 2016 on Melvins – “Take Me Out To The Ballgame”
The best part about all this is that DAMN they actually still sound really good together. Love it
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March 28, 2016 on Watch Smashing Pumpkins Reunite With James Iha For The First Time In 16 Years
"It seemed too ridiculous to be weird"? I don't if this was a typo or what, but this is my new favorite phrase. Will be using liberally.
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March 28, 2016 on Looks Like Axl Rose Really Is Joining AC/DC
I've got it on white vinyl. I'm not NOT proud...
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March 18, 2016 on Stryper Frontman Denies He Is Ted Cruz
Seeing the classic GBV lineup live three times during their recent run was a freaking blast each time, but the albums always left me a bit cold. I was bummed the classic lineup called it quits again, semi-excited that none other than Bobby Bare Jr was announced as the new lineup's bass player, and now...well, this song is killer. I don't know what to feel anymore. GBV IS DEAD. LONG LIVE GBV.
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March 10, 2016 on Guided By Voices – “My Zodiac Companion”
One example - there was an episode of his podcast titled "Obama Is A Foreign Born Muslim!!!" which got deleted shortly after the Bataclan attack. Also, he's an outspoken Trump supporter. Maybe "bashing" was a strong word, but we might be splitting hairs. His views are pretty thinly veiled.
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March 10, 2016 on Eagles Of Death Metal Frontman Suggests Bataclan Security Was In On Paris Attack
That said, yes...definitely cutting him some slack given what he's been through, and especially on this particular point as it's entirely plausible. But I don't think it behooves anyone to overlook the crap this guy has spewed for years now.
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March 10, 2016 on Eagles Of Death Metal Frontman Suggests Bataclan Security Was In On Paris Attack
He was known for saying shit like this prior to the attacks though. He's a conspiracy theorist nutjob. He got a free pass from most people for making kick ass rock n roll, but he's long been a gun-slinging, Muslim-bashing, conspiracy-perpetuating, drug-and-sex-crazed yet Bible-thumping neocon. It's bizarre.
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March 10, 2016 on Eagles Of Death Metal Frontman Suggests Bataclan Security Was In On Paris Attack