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  1. Just curious if anyone has a copy of this interview in audio or video. I noticed it seems to have been scrubbed from the internet which is rather strange. It was a good interview from what I remember. Instead of sniping at each other like they had done for years earlier, they actually had a civil back and forth and discussed some rather interesting topics. It was refreshing to see two people from opposite isles of the political spectrum actually sit and prove that people with opposite viewpoints on a lot of issues could still find common ground on others.
  2. I remember hearing Load Me Up on the radio as my first introduction to the band back in the fall of 99. After that I went and bought the album, was amazed and hooked, and then went out and got what existed of their catalogue at the time. So thankful I heard that song because a lot of MGB/Matt's music has been a soundtrack for my life and MGB still holds the record for greatest concert ever during their last run in the summer of 2001 (it was at Red Deer, Alberta, in the Centrium) . Likewise, to this day, Giant remains one of the most amazing and magical songs I have ever heard in my life.
  3. If you both want to P.M me your e-mails I can just send a direct copy tonight so you don't have to wait for me to get it uploaded online. Might be a bit faster that way.
  4. Did you find it? If not I do have a copy of that. Think it was posted sometime around the mid 2000s on his site. Really cool instrumental track. When it was downloaded originally the name that came with it was "Globes". However, I don't know if that was the name Matt gave it or just the name that the person who originally copied it gave it. I'll see if I can't make a copy of it available here or somewhere on the internet sometime this week when I have a day off. Agreed. That is one of the most amazing tracks of music I have ever heard in my life (and that's despite the fact that the production on it is only from a demo). I still listen to it to this day. It's one of the few times Matt has ever let his influence from Explosions in the Sky show. The different sonic landscapes he explores are just mind bending and so soulful. I may see if I can make that available again too.
  5. Did anyone go to the show in Grand Bend? I'm looking at the setlist for the show am curious if the last 3 songs were written with the "/" symbol simply because who ever wrote the set list was lazy or because all 3 of those songs were combined. https://www.instagram.com/p/B0yeLj6gX_u/
  6. Warren was apparently getting close to being done with the mixing process back in June so hopefully you're right.
  7. Chad Bishop filmed this from an amazing spot that night.
  8. I believe I read somewhere that was him aim, though don't quote me on that. For the last so many album since Arrows of Desire he has, almost like clockwork, had fall releases every two years. I would be surprised if this year wasn't the same unless he decides he wants/needs to do more work on the album.
  9. I was just coming on here to see if anyone had posted anything, lol. Thanks, man! Just out of curiosity, did he do the BM version of Load Me Up or the BM Revisited version? And how was the show over all?
  10. I know. Getting to hear/see old tracks like that live was mind binding/exploding, lol. Even AMR was pretty damn cool too considering there are no live versions of it online save for the traded version of the one where he adds in lyrics from Giant (before it was released on BM) during the bridge. And while I'd love to take credit for this, Adam, Chad, and Sue Lloyd are the ones who deserve all the credit. Adam for doing all the leg work of contacting Sue and getting the tapes from her for digitization, Chad for hosting them, and Sue of course for finding them and getting them to Adam despite the tapes being so old. I literary had no part in this. With regards to what Matt thinks, obviously none of us are psychic, so we can only speculate unless he eventually sees this thread and chooses to comment, but hopefully considering that this was all published live on TV decades ago with his consent, and that it meant/means a crap load of happiness to more than a few of us, he'll be okay with it. Don't get me wrong, given that he hates a lot of MGB's work on account of his shitty memories with the band, it's completely understandable that he doesn't like looking back on some of their work, but again, this is from waaaay early on (before the infighting really got heavy) and one can only hope that would mean he wouldn't begrudge others from appreciating the performances from an outsider's perspective.
  11. You know, listening to the end of the Town Pump interview, if one listens closely enough as the interviewer is going into the bar- though perhaps this is just my imagination transferring something I had just listened to- the bass line there almost does sound like the bass line that Geoff plays after the bridge of Sharks from the 2:40-3:12 mark. In fact...I just listened to it again after writing the above sentence and I'm sure it's the same bass line. Compare the bass riff at the 2:40-3:12 section of the Sharks video to the bass line in the background of the Town Pump video at the 5:40-5:51 section (just as the interviewer enters the Town Pump). It's the same bass line which means that it was at the very least played twice live, if not incorporated into their set on a more regular basis during that period. Makes one wonder if there were other unreleased songs from that time period that were played live too. Even though I know he hates the original version of Fearless (which is still beyond me to fathom how anyone could not like that song), I agree that it's encouraging. I would love to hear an acoustic/full band version of his new rendition of that (similar to what OLP did with their I and I at Much back in 2000). Not that I don't like his new stuff as well- I really do- but it's nice to get a mix of everything from an audience's stand point. That's a fair point. I think it's just human nature to appreciate and chase after things that are difficult to attain simply from the standpoint of curiosity. But, again, given the unconventional nature of the song, and the extremely uplifting mood it brings about, I still do think it would be a stand out track regardless (for me anyways). Kind of makes me wish it had made it onto Raygun. Then again if it had I probably wouldn't have been as hysterically thrilled to have finally heard it after all these years this week, lol. And yes, "Revenge". By God...everything about that song (at least from the brief snippets we heard of it posted on Geoff's memorial page) suggested it was a stand out track. To this day the bass line he was playing is one of my favorite bass lines ever. It's so oxymoronically relaxed and yet leading to something explosive at the same time as was evidenced by the intense rhythm guitar Matt was shown to play during the brief shot of the chorus that was recorded. That's not to mention both Ian and Charlie Quintanna doing what looked like some wicked drum work in the studio. Everything about that video- getting to see what it was like for the band to work on it and discuss it's progression- was so cool and appreciated. Who knows, maybe if a concert from that time period ever surfaces we could get lucky and see it performed. I don't think they would have bothered recording it if they hadn't tested it out live before given that in the Sharks interview Matt mentioned they had been playing LOTGA songs live for a year and half before the album was actually released.
  12. Just thought I'd start a thread for people to discuss the song and their thoughts. Given how long a lot of us waited to hear it I kind of wondered if it was possible for the final product to meet my expectations. It happens sometimes that you build something up in your mind so much, based on a small section of something, that the end product ends up being a bit of a let down (Vampires, from OLP, comes to mind). And yet, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this. At first, despite being ecstatic that I was finally getting to hear it, I thought to myself that I could kind of understand why it was never recorded as a studio song. The song structure is very unconventional and probably not something that would be easy for many to catch on to. And yet...I still think it's a fantastic song for many different reasons, most of which apply to a lot of songs from Matt's early career. The barely containable energy and fast rhythm of Matt's guitar playing, and his vocal performance (loved the brief moments of falsetto when he sings "Guys like me" and his lead vocals after the bridge that were extremely reminiscent of his pre-LOTGA days) are just a few of those things. Another is that the song showcases a lot of the other band members talents. Dave's thick, skilled and creative keyboard playing add such a texture/depth to the song and Ian's drumming, as was the case with most of his early work, is so busy and lush. And then Geoff, as usual, provides such groovy and soulful bass that was, as usual, very defining for a lot of those early songs from Matt. Then there is, again, the song structure. Despite it being unconventional, I think that's what makes it so great. The long intro, the unexpected joining of the full band, the bridge (which has such a great feel and progression) being placed in place of where you would expect the second chorus, and then the lead vocals Matt does after, which lead into the last chorus, and the outro- all of it is like one big "fuck you" to the traditional verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, chorus song structures. To me, that's exactly what makes it so much fun to listen to- because everything is a fresh surprise. I honestly can't listen to it without having my mood lifted. It's honestly like listening to magic for me. As a slight aside, I've talked to others about this before, but I honestly can not wrap my head around how Matt can hate these songs so much, especially given how creative and soulful they were. I mean, something like the Audio of Being being hated by him, despite it being a fantastic album (from a listeners standpoint anyways) makes sense because he has such bad memories associated with recording the songs, but the LOTGA material/era was never talked about by him as a time period where in fighting and ego were a big issue, so I've always found his hate for it bizarre. But, each to their own guess. Anyways, just my thoughts. What did everyone else think of Sharks?
  13. I have been waiting since 2001, ever since I saw a clip of it on the MMM Bio, to hear Sharks and this interview. The other stuff looks f***ing great too. Something from the The Town Pump? Seriously?! Sweeeeeeeet sweetness!!! Hahahahaha!!! I'm downloading all of it as I type this and am as giddy as a school girl right now Honestly haven't been this excited for something in a loooong time Thank you so much, all of you- Chad, Adam, and Sue. This means mountains to me. Edit- My brain just exploded. I can not believe I just watched a live performance of Native Son. F***CKING NATIVE.SON! I honestly don't think I can process that. Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!! Seeing the entire band that young is something else. I never thought I'd get to see a live video performance of a song from that album. That was indescribably glorious. Sharks was bloody awesome too. Very reminiscent of his Pre-MGB songs (especially the lyrical performance). I don't know why they decided to play that that day too but I'm so glad they did!
  14. Thanks again for the heads up, Adam. Really looking forwards to it Aside from material of the early days of the band being so rare, to my knowledge the only video that exists of Geoff performing with them is the Mike Bullard performance of Indestructible, and that is a shame given what he brought to the table. He was such a unique, skilled, inventive, soulful and talented bass player.
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