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Ogre
08-31-2001, 12:17 PM
Hey, I just noticed your posts in the "Breasts" thread in IMHO, and saw your sig.

Are you in Alabama somewhere? I used to see those guys all the time when I was in grad school in Tuscaloosa. I love their music.

Beltane
08-31-2001, 01:29 PM
I am actually in Atlanta Georgia. Pain has been through here several times. I have to admit that I have never seen them live, although several of my friends have. I really love their music though.
I'd love to see them live. I've heard stories about "their freind bob" - a human sizes doll filled with packing peanuts, that gets thrown into mosh pit.

Ogre
08-31-2001, 02:03 PM
Cool. I'm actually kind of worried about them. I haven't heard anything about them for so long, I'm beiginning to fear that they're defunct.

They're live shows kick so much ass that it's hard to know where to begin. Everybody loved them. I used to see everyone from middle aged yuppies to frat guys to 18-year-old punk kids at their shows. It was hard not to like them, since on stage, they were funny and wonderfully centered on the crowd, and off stage, they were all really nice people. Liz, the keyboard player (and the bassist's wife,) went to grad school with my girlfriend, so we used to hang out with the band fairly often. Nice folks.

"Our Friend Bob" was an inspired idea. Theyd make a mannequin out of cardboard and balloons, then in the middle of "Fight," they'd toss it out into the Pit. It didn't last long. It may sound brutal, but it was a lot of fun.

Anyway, have you seen the video for "In A Band?" It played a few times on MTV (bastards don't know talent from a hole in their heads.) It's hysterical. It's obviously all homemade. They probably spent about $50 on it.

Check it out at http://www.thepainpage.com

Beltane
08-31-2001, 06:12 PM
I was just on that site before my last post. I LOVE the song "fight".

I personally have very diverse musical tastes. I like alot of "fun" bands though, like PAIN, the B52's and They Might Be Giants.

As to the diversity of my muscial tastes as I said, in this thread (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?threadid=82964)
I have really varied musical tastes- I noticed the other day I had "Air Supply" across from "Iron Maiden" in my CD case- I own the Priscilla Queen of the Desert soundtrack and Abba Gold. I also really like Metallica, and Gun's and Roses always brings back the few pleasant memories of early high school that I have. Today at work I was listening to a CD of movie songs that included the theme song from MASH (suicide is painless).
I love the Chieftains and Loreena McKennit. I regularly listen to a group called Anonymous Four- they have an album of music composed by Hildegard Von Bingen in (I believe) the 15th century. I am not a big fan of country, but I do own and listen to "Patsy Cline's greatest hits" I also enjoy Madonna.
As an aside... my exboyfriend once stated that most of the music that he liked was not the stuff that "most gay people" listned to. I brought up his "carpenters" CD. He was adamant that that did not qualify. That night when we were at Backstreets (an Atlanta gay bar) they played a dance mix of "Why do Birds Suddenly Appear" I thought I would die!

what other bands/types of music do you enjoy?