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Any fans of the band Loop?

bsacamano

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They were before my time and I literally never heard of them until they popped up on my Pandora a few weeks ago. I then downloaded a couple of their albums. Great stuff. I love stoner/psych/drone rock. It seems like relatively fresh music and has held up well. I can't believe they were doing this in the 80s. They would fit right in with the current scene of Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall and other psych rock outfits.

Did they have any notoriety in their day?

What else am I missing out on that would be similar from that era (late 80s)?
 

seiko

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They were before my time and I literally never heard of them until they popped up on my Pandora a few weeks ago. I then downloaded a couple of their albums. Great stuff. I love stoner/psych/drone rock. It seems like relatively fresh music and has held up well. I can't believe they were doing this in the 80s. They would fit right in with the current scene of Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall and other psych rock outfits.

Did they have any notoriety in their day?

What else am I missing out on that would be similar from that era (late 80s)?
They were up there with My Bloody Valentine in actually getting this sound across on stage, compared to other bands of the day. Great band.
 

madspirit

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Great band. Definitely under the radar unless you were pretty hip to underground/Brit psych rock stuff. They took a pretty good slagging for being Spacemen 3 knockoffs but I loved both bands and never saw the connection beyond both bands mining the repetition is bliss aspect of psych-rock. A Gilded Eternity rules. They're headlining the Austin Psych-fest (best festival going imo) this year!
 

madspirit

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Just when I was thinking I needed to abandon or take a serious break from this forum (so much of it seems stuck in time), people start talking Loop and posting way underground psych/drug rock stuff. Awesome.
 

katuna

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Saw them back in the early 90's. Great band. Somewhat derided then and now as overly Spacemen 3 derived. I like them though; their records are great (and were recently reissued).
 

bsacamano

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Saw them back in the early 90's. Great band. Somewhat derided then and now as overly Spacemen 3 derived. I like them though; their records are great (and were recently reissued).
I don't know what the original sounded like so I can't compare it but the remastered edition of Fade Out is freaking awesome.
 

flume

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Just when I was thinking I needed to abandon or take a serious break from this forum (so much of it seems stuck in time), people start talking Loop and posting way underground psych/drug rock stuff. Awesome.
Yes...pleasing to see there's more room under this tent of late...Better to keep it all together here than starting a splinter cel as I had been considering.

Loop has some hardcore fans...people here are riled for them.

bsacamano: you could check out Red Lorry Yellow Lorry...leans a bit more postpunk. And overarching it all, I would give the full Gang of Four catalog a listen - not just the influential early stuff..see if their later and current offerings scratch the itch for you. I always thought Loop had some of them in their DNA.
 

NashSG

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"Did they have any notoriety in their day?"

They had some videos that got on MTV's 120 minutes back in the day.

I think Loop used repetition from the Stooges, but they also had that big wall of sound like the Shoegazer bands that came around the same time.

Swervedriver's first album "Raise" would be one to check that's probably a band that's a bit obscure. I always LOVED the riffing on this tune. It's a good album.

 

deeohgee

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Big fan of A Gilded Eternity, it's a great mixture of their early sounds and hints at the direction that Robert Hampson took with Main (his post-Loop project)



 

Chrome Dinette

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I had a Loop cassette many years ago. I remember liking it, though being slightly disappointed when I bought it. A friend had told me they sounded like a rope banging against a metal flagpole in the wind. They didn't sound like that at all, but were cool nonetheless, I think. I probably haven't hear them in over 20 years.
 






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