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Melissa Auf der Maur
« on: November 09, 2009, 07:18:39 PM »

Anyone like her? She has a new project coming out in 2010 called OOOM (Out Of Our Minds), I'm gonna quote her on what it is exactly: it's an "ALBUM-FILM-COMIC-WEB experience" ^-^ Aaaaaand today she released the first song off that album, and you can download it for free! Which you should, because it's pretty great. <3

song here: http://xmadmx.com/

video preview thingy (I tried to get this to embed but I obviously suck at understanding embed codes): http://xmadmx.com/2009/ooom-song-free-here-now/

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Re: Melissa Auf der Maur
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2009, 07:56:45 PM »


I like to look at her...


I like her songs....

I have several live shows I've downloaded, and I've gotta say...  slight stage-presence deficit...

She tries, and certainly the songs are well-played, but her stage-chatter is cringe-inducing.
(Sonds like a really nice person, but...  just...  :-\ )
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Re: Melissa Auf der Maur
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2009, 09:43:05 PM »

What's so cringe-inducing about her stage-chatter? I've seen her live, twice, and I don't really remember anything like, remarkable (positive or negative) about it.
I do remember how AWESOME she looks while playing her bass. Total rock star.  :headbang:
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Re: Melissa Auf der Maur
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2009, 11:12:51 PM »

What's so cringe-inducing about her stage-chatter? I've seen her live, twice, and I don't really remember anything like, remarkable (positive or negative) about it.
I do remember how AWESOME she looks while playing her bass. Total rock star.  :headbang:
Oh, I'd pay money to see her if:
1. She played anywhere near me, and
2. I had any money...

...and since the shows I have are relatively old, it's entirely possible she's polished her presentation.

Another pic, just for good measure...
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Re: Melissa Auf der Maur
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2009, 03:20:23 PM »

YES! Because there is no such thing as too many Melissa pics. :love5:
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Re: Melissa Auf der Maur
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2009, 06:32:33 PM »

Being a huge Hole fan (I dunno whether I should admit that in public :P) I have always been a big Melissa fan, thanks for the info, I will look forward to hearing more stuff!
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Re: Melissa Auf der Maur
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2009, 07:47:06 PM »

Hey, I like Hole too, don't worry about it. :P
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Re: Melissa Auf der Maur
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2009, 02:52:51 AM »

everybody here likes some hole.  O0

 :D

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Re: Melissa Auf der Maur
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2009, 03:00:56 AM »

To be fair to Ms. AdM, I was looking at the notes for those shows where she sounded kinda off...

...and one of them was a mid-afternoon show in a record store, and the other a music hall in Vienna....
I can imagine how either could be odd after playing BIG VENUES with Hole.
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Re: Melissa Auf der Maur
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2009, 08:01:43 AM »

Being a huge Hole fan (I dunno whether I should admit that in public :P)

Admit it! Hole were great. I have to admit I was more of a fan of the pre Melissa material (Pretty On The Inside & the early demos like Turpentine)
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Re: Melissa Auf der Maur
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2009, 08:09:31 AM »

You are right. They were great.
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Re: Melissa Auf der Maur
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2009, 09:16:28 AM »

You are right. They were great.
no live through this was great but it was heavily influenced by Kurt Cobain

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Re: Melissa Auf der Maur
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2009, 09:21:31 AM »

You are right. They were great.
no live through this was great but it was heavily influenced by Kurt Cobain

By heavily influcenced by do you mean all but wriiten by?
Just as Celebrity Skin was influenced by Billy Corgan!
If you listen to the material Courtney Love wrote before LTT, like 20 Years In The Dakota, the early incarnations of Doll Parts & Violet they are totally different to the rest of LTT
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Re: Melissa Auf der Maur
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2009, 12:34:55 AM »

When i was 17-18 i was mad about playing bass guitar,unfortunately i haven't found time to start learning yet. But she has always been one of the greatest influences of me. Right now i'm listening to daphne descends(from smashing pumkins' adore album),and i think she is the one who proves how successful a woman can be as a bass-guitarist.Also i'm still in love with her solo debut,especially the song called Followed the Waves. The most impressive persons of Smashing Pumkins' was M.A.D.M and their producer Butch Vig(with whom also i'm in love since Garbage was formed).

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Re: Melissa Auf der Maur
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2010, 08:41:47 PM »

Well this is... um  mixed...

Good News: Out Of Our Minds is available for purchase (and listening online)
Superduper secret link

...but guess what record label she's signed up with to do international promotion?
Link To That Bit
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Re: Melissa Auf der Maur
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2010, 03:25:29 PM »

I know. :/ I read that and couldn't help thinking "oh my god NO, what have you DONE?!" Am glad it's just her international label and that she's not signed to them 100% though.

In other news, I bought the album (very seekrit business, don't tell anyone I told you) and it's super good! Going on sale for real tomorrow, so definitely go pick up a copy if you like her. :D There's some nifty bundles and stuff.
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Re: Melissa Auf der Maur
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2010, 05:36:55 PM »

Just bumping this thread because of the awesomeness of Melissa and Amanda tweeting back and forth. I'm thinking it would be epic if they were to join forces in some sort of way!

In other news, I went to Melissa's show in Amsterdam a week ago and it was AMAZING. <3
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Re: Melissa Auf der Maur
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2010, 05:49:28 PM »

From Twitter:
 xMAdMx @amandapalmer MERCI MERCI X if the ash cloud keeps me grounded thursday i am YOURS ! i will warm up, primp and fluff that stage for you! xo

I really hope that the ash cloud keeps her grounded, that would be an amaaaaaaaazing show!!! :D
Only wish I could be there on Thursday, just in case it does happen.  :-\
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Re: Melissa Auf der Maur
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2010, 05:57:39 PM »

if it does happen, it needs to be webcasted! for sureee.
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« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2010, 11:38:18 PM »

While inconvenient for them, that really would be pretty amazing for us....

Maybe, webcast or not, somebody could just make a good recording?   :)
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Re: Melissa Auf der Maur
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2010, 04:49:51 PM »

amandapalmer LONDON/CAMDEN: HELP! going to guest at melissa auf der maur (@mAdMx)'s show at 10:30 at jazz cafe & NEED A UKULELE! we'll get you in! reply! 23 minutes ago via web


you guuuuuys, it's happening! :D *is hoping for youtube evidence*
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« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2010, 06:46:34 PM »

amandapalmer LONDON/CAMDEN: HELP! going to guest at melissa auf der maur (@mAdMx)'s show at 10:30 at jazz cafe & NEED A UKULELE! we'll get you in! reply! 23 minutes ago via web


you guuuuuys, it's happening! :D *is hoping for youtube evidence*
(Visual is nice, but YouTube audio pretty much always sucks...  Anybody just got a good audio-recorder?)
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Re: Melissa Auf der Maur
« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2010, 03:59:19 AM »

I don't think she's terrible but also not incredibly interesting.
only a handful of 'resolved' songs in her repertoire.
Also she was in HOLE which had one good album and one dire poppy album
with more twiddle dee dee melodies than an Irish pub.

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Re: Melissa Auf der Maur
« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2010, 09:07:42 PM »

.........And she rocked with Amanda last night at KokO! and basically hitched from Stockholm to London and was up for random giggyness..... makes her rather cool
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Re: Melissa Auf der Maur
« Reply #24 on: April 22, 2010, 09:19:11 PM »

They actually shared a bed together, since Melissa had nowhere to sleep. And then Mr. Neil showed up and then they saw Malcolm MacLaren's funeral procession. Wait, is this is Weird Dreams thread?

After Hole imploded, I had a hard time finding anything to listen to with a powerful female vocalist until Dresden Dolls/AFP. And I will definitely check out the new OOOM.

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Re: Melissa Auf der Maur
« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2010, 09:24:08 PM »

I know.... why does phantasy have to bleed into reality so much? (or is it the other way around...)
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