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Love, Hate, Love is really one of the best songs ever written. I think that it is not song about everyone and actually you have to be in the right mood to get it. Fucking great.
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the first 6 songs on facelift rock, then it goes downhill, too much glam stuff in the second half.
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joseph wrote:the first 6 songs on facelift rock, then it goes downhill, too much glam stuff in the second half.
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Oh yeah the glam, I still find that funny, although I do love their early stuff
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joseph wrote:the first 6 songs on facelift rock, then it goes downhill, too much glam stuff in the second half.
I agree. I actually found Facelift to be really dull (other than Love, Hate, Love and Bleed the Freak)
AIC's later releases were miles better
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Definitely one of my top albums. Each track is so individual and awesome in its own way.

Love Hate Love is a masterpiece. The power, tone and range in that voice ...so fucking unique. I can't stand the typical love songs which are something like "I've been thinking bout you, bought you some flowers etc". This song is so epic, I love Jerry's solo in it leading up to the finale...christ.

Confusion is another fave, love the chorus in it.
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We Die Young stands up with the heaviest metal ever recorded, that track is a monster when played at any volume.
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A really good album. My favourite songs on Facelift are Bleed The Freak, Sunshine, and Love Hate Love.
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[quote="KristinNirvana"]Oh yeah the glam, I still find that funny, although I do love their early stuff
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Re: facelift

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My goodness, it seems like you've seen everything. You are sooo lucky. I've only been to a few concerts, though of course all the ones I'd like to go to would be in Seattle in the 80s and 90s, but wow. It does seem like ticket prices are way more expensive nowadays though. I think I was looking up Sonic Youth tickets once and I think it might have been over $100, or possibly like $85, and I keep seeing old flyers for gigs from $4-$10, though of course Sonic Youth is a big band now, but not nearly as big as the mainstream garbage of today, though the guy from White Flag told me he was playing in Aneheim and the flyer said $6, though we don't have gas money to go that far so I couldn't do it. Long story short, I'm sure we're all extremely envious. I know I am. I love how many bands there were too, like in this one Amsot Live clip, they are talking about those cool telephone pole posters and whatnot, and out of the handful he pulled off, one he was saying he liked the artwork on and it was for a band gig, and someone in the audience just goes, "Oh that's my band." Like how cool is it that you can just rip off a band flyer from a pole and take it to a studio audience and someone there will be in that band? Awesome.
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The thing with the 'Seattle Scene' is that there really weren't that many people involved. Any gig you'd got to, most of the audience were in other bands in town. That's also why when you look at the 'family tree' of grunge in Seattle, so many musicians were in multiple bands -drummer for one, guitarist for another and singer for a third!

Now as for concert prices... I saw Van Halen in Seattle in 1984 for $20, they were here in May 2012 and the cheapest ticket was $85. I saw Motley Crue open for Ozzy for $18, Black Sabbath for $12, Blue Oyster Cult for $9... The cool thing for the local bands was the cover charge paid for multiple bands.
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We might have been able to do something about these ticket prices if other bands had supported Pearl Jam when they boycotted Ticketmaster... yeah, remember that little gem?
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Ferglius wrote:We might have been able to do something about these ticket prices if other bands had supported Pearl Jam when they boycotted Ticketmaster... yeah, remember that little gem?
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YES and even though I don't enjoy Pearl Jam, I'll always admire them for that. More bands should have done it, but they were cowards. Disgusts me.
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Exactly. If the major bands of the day had joined the boycott there would have been major repercussions and they might have had a chance to change how the music industry is run and operated. But now we'll never know.
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Unfortunately the way things are now companies like ticketmaster have a leg up on bands and management, etc. The only real way bands make money is on tour and making records is more now about fueling the tour, rather than the other way around.
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