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Grandaddy, Yo La Tengo, Sparklehorse, Flaming Lips
« on: Mar 10, 2009, 07:01 PM »
These are four bands that I absolutely love, and I find great similarities between each. Any thoughts on these bands? I looked through a lot of these "other music" threads, and couldn't find anything on these four amazing bands. Just wanted to make sure I'm not the only fan on this forum.....
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Re: Grandaddy, Yo La Tengo, Sparklehorse, Flaming Lips
« Reply #1 on: Mar 10, 2009, 07:55 PM »
ummm the Flaming Lips are my favorite band of all time.

and Electr-O-Pura is an amazing album.

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Re: Grandaddy, Yo La Tengo, Sparklehorse, Flaming Lips
« Reply #2 on: Mar 10, 2009, 08:04 PM »
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These are four bands that I absolutely love, and I find great similarities between each. Any thoughts on these bands? I looked through a lot of these "other music" threads, and couldn't find anything on these four amazing bands. Just wanted to make sure I'm not the only fan on this forum.....

I've only heard 3 of those 4 bands...Flaming Lips, Sparklehorse and Grandaddy. I've got a few Flaming Lips and Sparklehorse albums and definitely would consider myself a big fan of both bands. The Flaming Lips put on ONE HELL OF A SHOW (saw them at the Greek Theatre a few years back), and Sparklehorse, while definitely more subdued, also is outstanding live (saw them at Bimbos in SF around the time of It's A Wonderful Life). The only exposure I have of Grandaddy was as opening band for Giant Sand at a Socialist bar in Berkeley  ;D They were pretty cool...wadn't no Giant Sand though.

The Flaming Lips are amazing though, and I can listen to them most anytime...have to be in the mood for Sparklehorse, but Linkous is a pretty brilliant songwriter. I've heard the name Yo La Tengo for years, never heard one song of theirs, as far as I know.
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Re: Grandaddy, Yo La Tengo, Sparklehorse, Flaming Lips
« Reply #3 on: Mar 10, 2009, 11:50 PM »
Mark Linkous is an absolute genious.  Very few albums break my heart more than Good Morning Spider.

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Re: Grandaddy, Yo La Tengo, Sparklehorse, Flaming Lips
« Reply #4 on: Mar 11, 2009, 12:09 AM »
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Re: Grandaddy, Yo La Tengo, Sparklehorse, Flaming Lips
« Reply #5 on: Mar 11, 2009, 10:35 AM »
I always associate Super Furry Animals with Grandaddy for some reason. I think musically they're very similar

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« Reply #6 on: Mar 11, 2009, 11:15 AM »
LOOOOOOOOOOOVE Grandaddy...it's a shame they broke up.

I really got into sparklehorse last summer after getting "dreamt for light years in the belly of a mountain".  Great album.


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Re: Grandaddy, Yo La Tengo, Sparklehorse, Flaming Lips
« Reply #7 on: Mar 11, 2009, 12:41 PM »
yes to all 4!! (especially Yo La Tengo) i'm biased too, cuz they live a few blocks from me. they are amazing, unpredictable, can jam like nobody's biz; grandaddy VERY underrated.
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Re: Grandaddy, Yo La Tengo, Sparklehorse, Flaming Lips
« Reply #8 on: Mar 11, 2009, 01:01 PM »
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yes to all 4!! (especially Yo La Tengo) i'm biased too, cuz they live a few blocks from me. they are amazing, unpredictable, can jam like nobody's biz; grandaddy VERY underrated.

you live close to yo la tengo! shit! lucky.
i saw them play in 07 at the Austin City Limits fest. It was the highlight of the festival for me (had I been listening to mmj at the time, though, they probably would've taken that place...). They have been around for so long making amazing music, yet they still seem like an 'underground' band.
As for Grandaddy, I too am very sad that they are no longer together. But with the end of one good thing comes the start of another...
The Flaming Lips is in my top ten list of bands I must see ASAP. I've seen videos of their live shows, and every single one is always fantastic.
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Re: Grandaddy, Yo La Tengo, Sparklehorse, Flaming Lips
« Reply #9 on: Mar 13, 2009, 01:51 PM »
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As for Grandaddy, I too am very sad that they are no longer together. But with the end of one good thing comes the start of another...

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« Reply #10 on: Mar 13, 2009, 02:31 PM »
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The Flaming Lips is in my top ten list of bands I must see ASAP. I've seen videos of their live shows, and every single one is always fantastic.
yes you must. I've seen them many times and it's always a blast.

Also check out their concert DVD. It's tremendous.

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Re: Grandaddy, Yo La Tengo, Sparklehorse, Flaming Lips
« Reply #11 on: Nov 03, 2018, 03:46 PM »
Hi, You should also like these bands/ lesser known heroes:

1) The Autumn Stone: https://theautumnstone.bandcamp.com/album/beautiful-freaks-2

2) Home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiZSJNCAW20

3) Magoo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXmwXTzml6M