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    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2008 edited
    i figured i'd ask here, since all of you are hip and with-it folks:
    i am super-interested in checking out steve albini's old band, big black, but can't find anything other than a few streaming tracks on touch and go's website. no itunes, no emusic, no nothing.
    any ideas, short of wading through the hell that is p2p?
  1.  (1105.2)
    You might try a used cd/tape store - the real world is not completely obsolete yet....
  2.  (1105.3)
    you could make friends with my friend jeff, he burned me some of it. that probably doesnt help though....
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2008
    @ kitsune:
    i live in tennessee. it's not the most progressive state in terms of musical taste. i have two fairly viable choices, but other than that...
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2008
    I have never had problems with Soulseek.
  3.  (1105.6)
    I'd say Soulseek too. It's p2p, sure, but it's very good p2p.
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2008
    if you get desperate, and I have the time, I could dig up my CDs outta my DJ gear. I'm a huge fan of Big Black. Nothing gets me on the dance floor faster than the song "Kerosene."
    • CommentAuthordkostis
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2008
    You can get a cd of "Songs About Fucking" at cduniverse.
    • CommentAuthorMidweeker
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2008
    Yeah, Soulseek's definitely your best bet. Check out Songs About Fucking and Atomiser to start with - having just looked at Wikipedia, I realise they only actually did those two albums, which I'd never actually realised, although they did a couple of live albums and compilations of singles.
    Kerosene or Heartbeat are good tracks to start.
    I've never totally clicked with Albini's later stuff, but I love those two albums.
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2008
    Agreed that Kerosene is nothing short of an anthem for me.
    and for you.
    i only have a duped cassette from ages ago... now where did i put that...?
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2008 edited
    the boyfriend (who owns the computer, technically) would rather me not go down the p2p route, even though you all say soulseek is okay. he's been fucked over by viruses, so i don't blame him for being paranoid.
    but he'll do torrents. i guess they're less virus-ey?
    i found a torrent of songs about fucking, but none for atomizer.
    so, sort-of success!
    edit: nobody is seeding, so i'm stuck at 35%. boo. amazon has fucking, but damn it, i want atomizer!
  4.  (1105.12)
    @heil_brittanica: I've never had any security issues with using Soulseek - LOTS with Limewire. Go get it! It's much better if you want single tracks or lesser known work. Torrents are really only good for albums or peoples compilations.
    • CommentAuthorabkosher
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2008
    C'mon folks. We're talking about musicians here, on an independent label. Please buy the discs or records. They're not that much money, considering the amount of enrichment you'll get from them.

    Atomizer is part of the Rich Man's 8-track CD. Amazon has it new on CD for $13.98

    My guess is that a reissue campaign is around the corner. You don't let Big Black go out of print for very long.
    • CommentAuthor___________
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2008 edited
    without posting direct links , songs about fucking can be found on and atomizer can be found on - googles blog search is actually not too bad, although searching for "big black" is rather amusing.

    download or not - it's up to you.
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2008
    I got to see Big Black* at the TNG 25th Anniversary Fest. It was awesome.

    I don't find myself listening to them very often and don't even know where my copy of Songs About Fucking is, but the show was great.

    *and Girls Against Boys, Scratch Acid, Coco Rosie, etc. etc.
  5.  (1105.16)
    ^^^^...and NEGATIVE APPROACH hopefully!
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2008 edited
    believe me, i am aware of that! i'm on my way to (hopefully) being a part of whatever happens to the "music industry", so no way i'm taking something without paying for it. i just want to sample, and if i like it (or the guilt of illegal downloading gets to me), i'll go out an buy it.
    oh, and thanks for clearing up the atomizer thing, bit of a duh moment for me.

    edit: i downloaded atomizer (thanks frenchbloke!), and i like it! you guys are all sorts of awesome.
  6.  (1105.18)

    Weirdly enough, I just downloaded a complete discography yesterday.

    I can't seem to find my cd's.
  7.  (1105.19)
    There's a Spanish blog with some.. er... informations about great post-punk bands:

    If you like Steve Albini songs, I think the other bands in these site can be very interesting for you (World Domination Enterprises, PIL, Pere Ubu and so on...)
    • CommentAuthorSteerpike
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2008
    Once you've checked out Songs About Fucking and Rich Man's Eight Track, also look for Hammer Party, which has wonderful tracks like "Steelworker" and "Dead Billy" not on Rich Man's Eight Track.