The Sleater-Kinney Appreciation Thread

#1

Happy 6000th post!

This probably won’t be as popular as my last appreciation thread, but I just wanted to see if there were many other S-K fans out there and have a place to worship their brilliance.

I came in at One Beat thanks to a flat mate and was lucky enough to see them play live at The Corner not long after. I actually stuck with that album for a few years until I got curious about their back catalogue, from there I’ve gathered every recording of theirs…which isn’t too hard, there’s not a massive amount, but some of the earlier recordings are getting hard to pin down.

There’s plenty of rumours about a reformation and they’ve joined others on stage recently, so I’ve got my fingers crossed for a new album.

Vocalist/guitarist Carrie Brownstein is one of the creators/actors of Portlandia.

Fun fact: their first album was recorded in Melbourne.

For the uninitiated:

//youtu.be/vZA_7FtttRY

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#2

Given that wild flag is also on permanent hiatus you may be in luck.

fingers crossed.

edit: Coachella 2006 set:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB6DD32C77CB6574D

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#3

Saw them at The Zoo in Brisbane back in the day. 2003? One of the best shows I’ve ever seen.

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#4

wish i’d seen them covering creedence.

sleater-kinney Fortunate Son live at the 9-30 club 5-25-2000 - YouTube

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#5

I love this recording.

I’ve had Oh! stuck in my head for the last week.

I’ve also had Black Wind Fire and Steel by Manowar stuck in my head too.

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#6

They did at The Corner gig, was part of the encore I believe. Check out the version with Pearl Jam, Corin just lets rip on the chorus. Of course, that will mean listening to Eddie Vedder, so I’ll let you weigh that one up.

There was a studio version on the Wed-Rock compilation, never heard it, though.

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#7

Oh come on, get back together and record a new album FFS.

Sleater-Kinney Releasing Career-Spanning Box Set | Rolling Stone

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#8

ok.

Sleater-Kinney announce 2015 tour, confirm new album

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#9

Came here to post that.

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#10

I’m excited.

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#11

road trip?

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#12

^ NickJ’s boat isn’t being used at the moment, is it?

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#13

I’m always amazed at the threads you can find on FOA. So yes, I love SK. I started with Dig me Out when I was at Uni, first I didn’t like them just because people liked them. Pretty dumb. Because my mates were so all over them I had to hide somewhere to listen to them, and loved them after a couple listens, then endured much deserved teasing from said mates. I really like ‘All hands on the bad one’, and especially that song:

//youtu.be/rCy1VIy8Hj0

The other cool thing about SK is that this is one of the few bands the wife and I can appreciate together, so when they played in Melbourne (at the Corner, maybe it was around 2005?) we went together and had a blast.

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#14

I was there!

I was a bit the same - my flatmates were into them so I was reluctant to give them a listen…but One Beat got me in a headlock and forced me to pay attention.

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#15

heads up:
S-K AMA

(USA EST, GMT -5:00)

14 Nov 1pm Sleater-Kinney Band
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#16

damnit, postponed.

It’s been moved to Dec. 2 @ 12 PM EST

And if anyone wants to get BB a xmas present, there’s always this (coloured vinyl edition sold out already)
https://megamart.subpop.com/releases/sleater_kinney/start_together

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#17

would appreciate.

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#18

What is this exactly?

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#19

reddit, ask me anything.

eg: top scoring links : IAmA

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#20

If I were to buy my first SK album, which one should it be?

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