Nick has a lush rating of 9.1 from 80 votes.
There is no outright "favourite". Even Smaller Stones, All You Good Good People, Blind, Feels Like Glue, Over, Out Of Nothing, New Adam New Eve and Brothers & Sisters are all favourites though.
The Astoria, January 2000. Tangible euphoria at a comeback. Fantastic. They're good at comebacks.
Shepherd's Bush Empire, September 3rd 2004 comes in a very close second though (another comeback), and the Hanover Grand gig (March 31st 2000) was a particularly intense experience, and SG#3 was very, very sweet.
In descending order...
Drawn From Memory
This New day
If You've Never Been
Out Of Nothing
The Good Will Out
This may and probably will change. Ideally I'd just sequence together my ten favourites and be done with it.
B-sides are the best thing about Embrace. Get On Board, Brothers & Sisters, Too Many Times, Blind, Flaming Red Hair, Feels Like Glue, Red Eye Shot, Dry Kids, Love Order and Come On & Smile are all big favourites.
Out Of Nothing
Spell It Out
Looking As You Are
Wish 'Em All Away
Even Smaller Stones
The End Is Near
This New Day
No Use Crying
I Can't Come Down
I first posted in September 1998. There were about 8 of us back then. I introduced myself as the guy who used to do the fanzine. I've posted a few times since.
Karim. He came up to me at The Astoria and said "are you Nick?". Poor lad didn't know what he'd let himself in for. He'd let himself in for RUIN, by the way. He's nearly a doctor now. Which isn't good because he twitches a lot and his balance is poor.
I left before the band played once. A week later I saw them again, and drank fifteen pints of Guinness before I got to the venue, so that Gav had to carry me there from the pub.
Talk Talk, Guillemots, Patrick Wolf, Orbital, Can, Courtney Pine, The Stone Roses, Bark Psychosis, Sly & The Family Stone, Outkast, Aphex Twin, Lambchop, Funkadelic, Wilco, Jimi Hendrix, Electrelane, Battles, Acoustic Ladyland, Disco Inferno, Brian Eno, Curtis Mayfield, Isaac Hayes, !!!, LCD Soundsystem, Love, Augie March, Boredoms, Os Mutantes, Califone, TV On The Radio, Talking Heads, Fugazi, Jim O'Rourke, Do Make Say Think, Cornelius, Miles Davis, Polar Bear, Panda Bear, Grizzly Bear, Midlake, The Rapture, Boards Of Canada, etcetera, etcetera...
Last time someone asked, I said these;
01. Talk Talk – Spirit Of Eden
02. Orbital – In Sides
03. The Stone Roses – The Very Best of The Stone Roses
04. Michael Head & The Strands - The Magical World of the Strands
05. Primal Scream – XTRMNTR
06. Love – Forever Changes
07. Curtis Mayfield – Curtis
08. Kate Bush – Hounds Of Love
09. Spiritualized – Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space
10. Embrace – Dry Kids (B-sides 1997-2005)
I don't really like them. Can anyone source me some fizzy Vimto bottle sweets? Or just some actual straberry jelly. God I love strawberry jelly.
Billy Kennedy, because I can't remember anyone else's name. And he was a simpering prick anyway.
Something anal about record production.
"I'm wrong and I'm very sorry."
Pleasant. It's nice that in this day and age of high-speed living, work-related stress, hyper-tension, fastfood, superficiality and false meaning, twenty-two men can spend four days chucking a piece of leather at some willow. My dad played for Yorkshire schoolboys, you know.
Some Chocolate Orange.
Mickey Dale. Because I know he's into seafood.
Dogs are like mates, cats are like girlfriends. Therefore both are necessary.
Ontologically provable to not exist. And also cosmologically and teleologically provable to not exist.
A tool to scare people into orthodoxy.
Everybody else is completely batshit - I'm a beacon of sanity.
I have a reputation. I'm not sure what for. Embrace need to mix and master their records better. Batgirl is the love of my life. I have a thing about expensive German and American headphones.
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Lush rating: 9.1 (80 votes)
Profile visits: 5,797
Attended Gigs: 22
Created: 03 May 2001
Last updated: 18 April 2007
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"Claims not to be posh but the last time I saw him he was driving a horse and carriage"
"He makes very good ghetto headphone stands."
"You've not been voted 8 before"
"Discombobulated rumbunctiousness in a teacup!"
The distribution of 80 votes received by Nick. The lighter coloured bar indicates anonymous votes.
69 votes, 86.3% (7 anon)
2 votes, 2.5%
1 vote, 1.3%
2 votes, 2.5%
1 vote, 1.3% (1 anon)
5 votes, 6.3% (4 anon)