Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by muttley, Mar 9, 2016.
holy shiit i miss this band. i'm so glad i saw them live. i sometimes forget that.
I keep forgetting about PBC and go binge listening whenever I remember. I got to see them twice and both times were great. I miss this band so much. I'd love for them to come back someday.
ok, it's time for me to give this band a go - I always forget to
I miss you so much, PBC.
I'm also glad I was able to see them numerous times. Singing along in my car reminds me of singing along at their shows.
they were a good live band
My favorite band. Seeing them live for the first time back in high school changed my life and made me a music fan. Will forever miss these guys and be bitter that they never gave us a proper farewell.
I'm still holding out for some reunion shows in the next couple years.
Convinced I'm Wrong is a perfect song
The first three records helped me through some tough times. Sad that I never got to see this band.
Personally I thought Chasing Hamburg was their high watermark - the first 4 tracks are just relentless, and "See the Wind" and "Take Me To the Town" are two of their better jams ever. Sometimes Things Just Disappear is a fine bit of work too. Clash Battle Guilt Pride seemed a little too tame in comparison, and Death Chorus just never resonated with me.
I've seen this band twice live yet never listened to them otherwise.
listened to CBGP for the first time today - it was pretty fucking good
too bad they're gone
does anyone of them do something musical today?
Whenever I'm down I need to remember to watch Jimmy perform and then I don't feel so bad. Still my favorite frontman from our "scene".
I can't get CBGP or CH on Apple Music though and I'm pissed, must be a Bridge Nine thing. Saw them 4 times in just over a year, including this headline tour, and it was fantastic. The term "a band's band" gets thrown around sometimes for under-appreciated acts that people in the know really dig , and CBGP is an "album's album" if that makes any sense haha. Individually the songs are great, but all eleven together are really something special I can't describe.
So glad you mentioned these. See the Wind absolutely rips and Take Me to the Town is absolutely underrated. In fact, I think it's a trend amongst the #4 slot on PBC albums. I love Kneel on Nails, and Another Night in the Rock is a solid tune.
"light of local eyes" >>>>
I miss this band so much
Disappointed that they seem to have fizzled the way they did, but I truly do think the magic went away with Jimmy's vocal cords
I don't think there is any getting around the issue of Jim's vocals, but the members from CBGP were also slowly dropping off. Chris and Jim and were the only consistencies left in the band. There were so many members in and out. Even if they aren't adding creative value, that still takes a toll over time, depending what tasks they were taking on outside of performing. I just think there were a lot of things working against them. You take so-so reaction to the new record, Jim's vocals, member changes, lots of their constituents ending or being close to it (Make Do and Mend, Man Overboard, Transit, SYG, etc) and I just think it became really bleak for them. Opening for bigger bands to break away would be difficult since Death Chorus wasn't buzzing much. I don't know, I remember my brother and I leaving the Death Chorus headliner and saying we probably won't get to see them again, but at least we have some awesome records.
@Michael Schmidt Well said.
If anyone in Chicagoland ever wants to jam PBC songs let me know, I've had the idea of trying to play a tribute show dedicated to the "big 4" of this era that are now inactive: PBC, The Swellers, Fireworks, and Hostage Calm.
I am so into that idea.
Let's make it happen!
I don't know what a Blood Balloon is, but I love that song.
Death chorus was such a good way to go out, and it still bums me the hell out that they did go out