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PostPost #1  Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 10:02 am    Post subject: Robochrist in the Grauniad... Reply with quote Back to top

Yup.. in a feature about one man bands... Laughing

I'll get the section on him transcribed when I get home today and post it...
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PostPost #2  Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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The Grauniad wrote:
Not so for "one-man psycho industrial pop cheese techno sample racket" Robochrist, from Leeds, who performs while painted silver and wearing a skintight black bodysuit. He shuns solitude in favour of a sort of two-man support group. Last month he and Napoleon III - a quadraphonic soundscape combining the whimsy of the Flaming Lips with the strangeness of Aphex Twin - were double headliners at Fibber's in York.

Robochrist has songs called things like Mindfuckhellcult and Ghosttrainnosebleed and cites influences as diverse as Sepultura, Pato Banton and the Bee Gees. "I like the aesthetics of having just one bloke on stage," he says from the tiny backstage area (which would feel like a rush-hour tube train with a full band and their kit in it). "People are so used to seeing four skinny white blokes - and then you've got a six-foot bloke painted silver, with a mohawk, doing techno death metal, featuring the theme tune from Grange Hill. Whether you love it or hate it, you'll remember it."

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PostPost #3  Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

"I like the aesthetics of having just one bloke on stage"

It wasn't me... Laughing
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PostPost #4  Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I've never heard anything by this fellah but he appears to be a complete tool. As for having him involved in the Sisters I may be a nostalgic old fool but TSOM is a thing of style, an aura, an impression, as well as the industrial groove machine of course. There's no place for attention seeking wannabees dressed as the Tin Man.

Just my opinion of course.
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PostPost #5  Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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I've never heard anything by this fellah but he appears to be a complete tool. As for having him involved in the Sisters I may be a nostalgic old fool but TSOM is a thing of style, an aura, an impression, as well as the industrial groove machine of course. There's no place for attention seeking wannabees dressed as the Tin Man.

Just my opinion of course.


If it is true that he is doing it which i am starting to think it is not, Chris's robochrist thing is just something not to be taken seriously, he told me once he hopes people don't see him as just that because he does lots of other music as well, Robochrist is just a joke thing i think. like i said on another thread i don't know him really well but I know him well enough and have seen him enoguh times in different bands to know he'd be good for the job

I am going to try get his word on it all to see if it is actaully true.
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PostPost #6  Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Now that sounds better.....

No Tin Man stuff? Let him in Mr. Green
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PostPost #7  Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I am quite taken by the downloads on his site.

I am not sure on the sisters policy for accepting attention seeking wannabees. I would imagine, from past incumbants over the years, it would be quite positive.
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PostPost #8  Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Robochrist in the Grauniad... Reply with quote Back to top

Gottdammerung wrote:
Yup.. in a feature about one man bands... Laughing

I'll get the section on him transcribed when I get home today and post it...


Meh... flaming dying with the cold... so cheers Mik for posting the link..

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PostPost #9  Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

i think he's purely a hired hand - just there to fill in the gap for a few summer dates while von gets some cash together (for what? who knows!)

nonetheless, i think he will add a bit of dynamics to the show. i'm quite interested to see & hear it Cool

lets face it, apart from the odd stride back and forth in & out of the smoke, neither adam nor chris/mike (faceless, interchangable) added much verve to the proceedings did they? none of them contributed to the sound, the look, the vibe, the "sistersness" of it all in the same way as gary, ben or wayne... even if adam did write a few of the "new" tunes.

and as anyone here will tell you, it was hard for me to say something nice about wayne there Laughing Mr. Green

IMHO even ben with his schoolboy looks, nhs specs and utter loathing of anything vaguely "rockist" (he hated the motorhead & zepp comparisons! he was a complete indie kid) had more input to the sisters sound of the time... Neutral
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PostPost #10  Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

does Mr. E have Steve Vai's telephone no.?
well it seems about as plausible as this RoboChap
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PostPost #11  Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Let's hope so...I can see the next album cover being like this



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PostPost #12  Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

it could work for the Raspberry Reich, I can see it Laughing
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PostPost #13  Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

nah, i think hodgo's got it right.

if you read his website, the robochrist thing is basically just a laugh that got out of hand - something that started out as him pi$$ing about and ended up on the stage! Laughing

and i'm pretty sure i've seen him playing guitar in huddersfield-based rock sillies "the scaramanga six" and he was actually very cool. despite the kerrrrrazy siddies Wink

incidentally, the scaras have what i think is one of the bestest album titles EVER! "the liar, the bitch and her wardrobe" Laughing genious. and they rock like motherfuckers too. think bad seeds meets divine comedy, in a slaughterhouse. on cheep speed. ace! Cool We are not worthy!

seriously though, even if it is just as a live stop-gap for the summer, his complete and utter lack of reverence could be just the kick up the arse the sisters need... they have been lacking in fire and passion somewhat, of late, have they not? Question

have i said already that i'm keen on the idea? Laughing and i'm not one to do "zany" or "whacky" musicians litely... Exclamation
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PostPost #14  Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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apart from the odd stride back and forth in & out of the smoke, neither adam nor chris/mike (faceless, interchangable) added much verve to the proceedings did they? none of them contributed to the sound, the look


Can't agree with that QB. Snub Nose (or whatever?) is a blinding track, as 'Sisters' as anything else they do or have done, while Von takes a fag-break. Never saw the original line-up so I can't comment on them, but Adam for sure was pure Sisters on stage. And I'll miss him.

But I certainly agree with giving the new geezer a chance. C'mon people, some folk on here seem to be doing a 'Time Out' and slagging the band before they've even played any shows. Oh dear. Rolling Eyes

And personally, I wanna see the new boy on stage with the girls in FULL Robochrist regalia. Twisted Evil Our fearless leader!
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PostPost #15  Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Quiff Boy wrote:


...neither adam nor chris/mike (faceless, interchangable) added much verve to the proceedings did they?



It's funny you should say that, QB, since I have a long-held theory that Chris, Mike and Adam are actually robots that Von programmed himself using components from an old Amiga.
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PostPost #16  Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Wtf? Chris Catalyst is in the Sisters? Wheres it say this?

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i think he's purely a hired hand - just there to fill in the gap for a few summer dates while von gets some cash together (for what? who knows!)

nonetheless, i think he will add a bit of dynamics to the show. i'm quite interested to see & hear it Cool

lets face it, apart from the odd stride back and forth in & out of the smoke, neither adam nor chris/mike (faceless, interchangable) added much verve to the proceedings did they? none of them contributed to the sound, the look, the vibe, the "sistersness" of it all in the same way as gary, ben or wayne... even if adam did write a few of the "new" tunes.

and as anyone here will tell you, it was hard for me to say something nice about wayne there Laughing Mr. Green

IMHO even ben with his schoolboy looks, nhs specs and utter loathing of anything vaguely "rockist" (he hated the motorhead & zepp comparisons! he was a complete indie kid) had more input to the sisters sound of the time... Neutral

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PostPost #17  Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

most reliable source is here:
http://gps.tsom.org/news.html
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PostPost #18  Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Right. That's crazy. Great guy though, and a fine guitarist - jealous as f**k though.
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PostPost #19  Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Downloaded the songs on the robochrist site yesterday, and gave them a listen...

Had a great laugh with them (especially the ghosttrainnosebleed-thing), so isn't his style of humour way to obvious for von Laughing?
Since he said most of his songs are terribly funny... Well, maybe now we'll be getting the joke Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPost #20  Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

not a bad point or two Obviousman

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PostPost #21  Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

hallucienate wrote:
most reliable source is here:
http://gps.tsom.org/news.html


Am I the only IT-challenged here? The latest news visible for me on that page talks about a well-meant, but utterly pointless St. Pauli benefit?
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PostPost #22  Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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6 April 2005. There are rumours that the Sisters will be returning to a stage not-very-near you this summer. Andrius will have the latest info, but you won't find it on the Sisters' web site. Why? We hear Eldritch - having a "senior" moment - has forgotten the web site password. So no official conformation any time soon.



The hot gossip out of Leeds 6 is that there will be a change to the band's line-up on this tour, with RoboChrist doing something or other. Whether this means that either Adam or Chris have called it a day is unclear.



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PostPost #23  Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Surprised Puzzling! Surprised Surprised Surprised
My lappi must orbit into long bygone spheres??

But thanks to catapult me back to the present, Blast. We are not worthy!
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nae probs Very Happy
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