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Appliance — Pacifica
Album: Manual
Avg rating:
6.6

Your rating:
Total ratings: 2004









Released: 1996
Length: 5:12
Plays (last 30 days): 4
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 bbgun wrote:
I think I bought my first fridge at Pacifica Appliance.  



Did you get a manual?
Shades of Sonic Youth.
If you like this try "Spiritualized"  That's what I thought this was, some deep track I don't know, and I know them all.  but this is quite nice.
It's as if someone gave Phillip Glass a guitar and a mic.....
I think I bought my first fridge at Pacifica Appliance.  
Stellar tune. Straight 10.
 Rockit9 wrote:
simple, repetitive, Groovy & Good.
 
yep.  it's just one of those songs.
Yikes- looked over to the monitor expecting to see Sonic Youth but no...
And this is why I love RP; An ever expanding universe of music exposure never hurt anyone and now I have another band to explore. Love this, Bill. Thanks, buddy!
Expect him to belt out "Lips Like Sugar!" any time...
Okay the vocal is pretty dry, but the band is hot.  What a groove. 
great upbeat track
 
What the ...??

I listen to an online station originating in the US and hear, for the first time ever, bands from within 20 miles of where I live...

This is NOT the first... Ben Howard is another one and it was RP that got me to listen to Muse again.

Didn't realise the South West had so much more great music - must send RP a few more suggestions though!!
 AhhtheMusic wrote:
Yay!  Every time I hear this I just start going crazy with the toe tapping and chair dancing. 
 
Read your comment while partaking in exactly that dance!
Yawn.
 publiceric wrote:
Iconic krautrock track "Hallogallo" by the band NEU! 
 
Thank you for that! Love it!
 Asmith wrote:
Nice Radio Paradise gem
 

This got a lot of play on RP when I first started listening here but then it fell out of rotation. Good to hear this again. 
Really great tune!  Rest of the album ... not this.  
another terrible band name
We used to call itPacsypilis Ca. In the 80s if i spelled it wrong it got me.
Hey Bill,

How about some Spacemen 3 or Spiritualized?

But this is pretty good in the meantime.

Waiting patiently.
 ziggytrix wrote:
This is one of my favorite Sonic Youth songs that Bill plays on this station! {#Roflol}
 
I wasn't paying attention and my first thought was "new Sonic Youth?" Eh, it's pretty good. 
 stubbsz wrote:
Reminds me of a band called the Feelies ( a band I knew nothing about but I had an LP of theirs that I listened to a lot.) Must try and find some of their stuff. Not bad.
Feelies! Feelies! I thought it was a Feelies song for sure. Listened to them a ton back in the day. Along with all the other bands these folks are getting compared to. But I really thought I was hearing the Feelies!
 


Trance inducing. Great. Buddhist-like.
This is one of many songs over the decades paying homage to the iconic krautrock track "Hallogallo" by the band NEU! (the exclamation point is theirs, not mine). For other tracks inspired by this source, check out "Doors Unlocked and Open" by Death Cab for Cutie, "Rope & Summit" by Junip, and "Signify" by Porcupine Tree.
simple, repetitive, Groovy & Good.
 smackiepipe wrote:
Bought this CD on the strength of this song alone.

 
so how are the other songs??
Yay!  Every time I hear this I just start going crazy with the toe tapping and chair dancing. 
 ziggytrix wrote:
This is one of my favorite Sonic Youth songs that Bill plays on this station! {#Roflol}

 
+1
Bought this CD on the strength of this song alone.
Slick segue from Beck's Youthless from Bill the segue king.
This is one of my favorite Sonic Youth songs that Bill plays on this station! {#Roflol}
Echo & the Bunnymen ..  agree with older posts

Beginning sounded like they were going to launch into that Steely Dan song...
Very Yo La Tengo....really dig this tune.
Very much a late 90s vibe to this tune.  Nice.
Great tune. {#Bananajam}
Tedious.  I'm going to watch a video of a Michael Phelps race set to Super Mario music instead.
"Like waves on a beach, your heart is mine"   Pretty lame lyrics.
pls wake me when it finishes {#Sleep}
 Zeito wrote:
Jon Voight's LeBaron

 


 
Except sadly, if memory serves, it turned out to be John Voight's LeBaron.
Catchy tune, by the way!
I think even I can play this bassline...
 ppopp wrote:
For a second there I thought it was ZZ Top.

  
        {#Roflol}
{#Bananajumprope}
For a second there I thought it was ZZ Top.
 misterbearbaby wrote:
Does this have the exact same song structure as the Beatles "She Said She Said" that played next?...

 
No, it doesn't have "exact same song structure", but there are a few spots that sound pretty similar.
Clearly some Yo La Tengo influence....very nice.
Monotonous. 
Does this have the exact same song structure as the Beatles "She Said She Said" that played next? (Only difference being the crappy singing and mediocre musicianship.)
 Find another source, dude, if you're so unhappy. Sonic Youth thing going on here is very cool. So, there.

calle01 wrote:
Gregory Alan IsWhoTheHeckTurnOff is simply boring-bad! 
Blaaaaaaa!

If only PSD didnt take 10 clicks to rifle through.. well nothing different? 
Find that PSD isnt different?
Actually it too is a broiler plate of overplayed music? 

 


 Jelani wrote:
Reminiscent of Alpine Stars...

 

Reminds me of Televison and Tom Verlaine.
Way too derivative. I'd rather listen to the original (Echo & the Bunnymen).

My Puch Pacifica Bicycle, circa 1982.


Jon Voight's LeBaron

 


KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:


Our Pacifica that was Gerald Ford's before.

 


 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:


Our Pacifica that was Gerald Ford's before.

 
You can't believe everything a used car salesman tells you. I mean, "He only drove it around the White House." Really?


 Giselle62 wrote:
this iis good    ----i dig repeition       

 
In this case, I do, too. I do, too. I do, too. I do, too. I do, too. I do, too. I do, too....
Reminiscent of Alpine Stars...
This has captured my attention.{#Dancingbanana}
 Byronape wrote:

So wait...  you bought this Pacifica from Gerald Ford?  

 

Yeah, Gerald Ford the dentist.  Who'd you think he meant?
when does this end
 You nailed it. And then 'Ocean Drive' rather echoes the Bunnymen album title 'Ocean Rain'...

canadapaul wrote:
Lips Like Sugar...echos of the bunnymen...or is it just me? not a bad thing either

 


Sounds like Stereolab to me.
for all the positive comments why then is this great song still only rated at 6.4..? come on, bump..! {#Chillpill}
Great God Almighty!  Bill comes up with some real corkers, doesn't he?  Seventeen years old, yet still very tasty.
this iis good    ----i dig repeition       
Good tune, regardless of who others may think it sounds like.
May be derivative. This is still MOST EXCELLENT!
Totally awesome intro.{#Notworthy}
Pretty good song{#Music}
 motorichi wrote:

Bunnymen of the world - unite!

  
And once more. . .Bunnymen of the world - unite!

Sounds like an Echo in here. . .  
Undeniable RP classic.  {#Good-vibes}
Love this Song!!
 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:


Our Pacifica that was Gerald Ford's before.
 
So wait...  you bought this Pacifica from Gerald Ford?  
New Hampshire


Our Pacifica that was Gerald Ford's before.
 d-don wrote:
Nice textures and layers to this. 8
 
think i'll plug in the vacuum cleaner and churrrrn some
Opening sounded like Summer In The City-little Beatlesqe too-OK
Good and it sounds very Yo La Tengo.....with a splash of Sonic Youth.  It's growing on me for sure.
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
The drumming first caught my attention on this song
 
Me too...I think the opening isampled from Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Fortunate Son."
theres a band in Brazil named Churrus. if you like Appliance, you might like it...
here we go
https://www.myspace.com/churrus 
Nice textures and layers to this. 8
And maybe even a little JAMC...

Bunnymen of the world - unite!


An oldie but a goodie! If I am not mistaken, I believe this is one of the RP OG songs that were on the original playlist of 2001. Great highway driving song, I put on mixtapes for people that want a driving CD.{#Motor}8!
 canadapaul wrote:
Lips Like Sugar...echos of the bunnymen...or is it just me? not a bad thing either
 
Good one!  Definitely not a bad a thing...

Huh... thought this was Yo La Tengo.... I quite like.
Moby Octopad maybe?

Nailed it on the head

 Felix_The_Cat wrote:
Did they ask permission to Sonic Youth for this?
 


Nice Radio Paradise gem
Bumped this from 7 to 8 - it's growing on me.  Nice steady drumbeat and an uncomplicated melody.  Yep - I like it! {#Dancingbanana_2}
 RedGuitar wrote:

The Beatles' "She Said She Said" perhaps?  Or "Tomorrow Never Knows"?
 
Cha!!! Nice to play she said right after that comment, Bill, it's Christmas?
 RedGuitar wrote:

The Beatles' "She Said She Said" perhaps?  Or "Tomorrow Never Knows"?
 
a bit this and sound of EELS... i like it a lot
 helgigermany wrote:
This reminds me of something, but dont know what it was!!?? Not bad BTW!

 

Musically it sounds a little like Yo La Tengo. Not so much the vocals, though.


 helgigermany wrote:
This reminds me of something, but dont know what it was!!??
 
The Beatles' "She Said She Said" perhaps?  Or "Tomorrow Never Knows"?


this whole album is pretty tasty.
i especially like throwing a curveball and telemark.
uploaded curveball, it got on LRC and did 31/7 (82%) but was NOT added.  sigh.

 
alux wrote:
One hit wonders?  This is their only song in the RP catalog.
 


I dig this song............


This reminds me of something, but dont know what it was!!?? Not bad BTW!

 alux wrote:
One hit wonders?  This is their only song in the RP catalog.
 
And a good one it is!
One hit wonders?  This is their only song in the RP catalog.
 tom_tom wrote:
Sort of Yo La Tengo meets Sonic Youth. Nice combo.
 
I was certain this was Yo La Tengo. Yeah, I like it. 

 canadapaul wrote:
Lips Like Sugar...echos of the bunnymen...or is it just me? not a bad thing either
 
Yeow!  Now I can't un-hear that similarity. . .

Fortunately, both are excellent cuts.


My appliance didn't come with a manual, but I figured it out. 

Did they ask permission to Sonic Youth for this?
i like this i think they just make music, who cares what your name is. like this tune quite excellent!{#Bananajam}
Lips Like Sugar...echos of the bunnymen...or is it just me? not a bad thing either
 crockydile wrote:
I prefer their old stuff, back when they were Lawn & Garden, then the guitarist left to join Automotive, which became Stationery and we know what happened then...{#Lol}
 
It sounds like they choose their name by the leftover magazines at a garage/garbage sale.  So is Field & Stream, American Handgunner and Vogue next????

{#Headache}

makes me wanna hit the road...
 RedGuitar wrote:
They broke up (1 day after the warranty expired).
 
I hate it when that happens! LOL There's a rumor that they are going to reform under the name Refurbished.

 crockydile wrote:
I prefer their old stuff, back when they were Lawn & Garden, then the guitarist left to join Automotive, which became Stationery and we know what happened then...{#Lol}
 
They broke up (1 day after the warranty expired).

 fuh2 wrote:
8 up but my 9th thumb is gettin itchy.
 
Mine too.  Please Bill and Rebecca...more Appliance?

 crockydile wrote:
I prefer their old stuff, back when they were Lawn & Garden, then the guitarist left to join Automotive, which became Stationery and we know what happened then...{#Lol}
 

{#Clap}
8 up but my 9th thumb is gettin itchy.
I prefer their old stuff, back when they were Lawn & Garden, then the guitarist left to join Automotive, which became Stationery and we know what happened then...{#Lol}
 sdn wrote:

I was just coming in here to say that.
 
I just noticed that Platypus made the very first comparison to Sonic Youth, the very first time this was played, back int 2002! Great minds {#Biggrin}{#Shifty}

I like this too!
 lmic wrote:
Sonic Youth-y guitar. Me likee
 
I was just coming in here to say that.
kinda reminds me of new order, ala ceremony in a lonely place maybe?? i like it.
The Moody Blues meet Kurt Cobain
powerful and hypnotic.
i'll take that 1 chord, methinks.
Bumped it down as the repetitive chords got old much faster than before
 Cynaera wrote:
I was out in my garden, listening to RP through my brother's stereo blasting out his bedroom window, and I heard this song.  It made me run back into the house to find out who the artist was, and I've never heard of Appliance, but I like them.  They have a good, solid groove...
 

     And so what if it's one chord? Lennon wrote songs relying on a single note (Pic-ture your-self on a boat in a river...). That's bad? It's only rock 'n' roll!
Drive the appliance home and park it. For good.
 Boston_Ed wrote:
More Bush!!! Kate Bush that is.
 

I am glad you qualified that; otherwise, methinks you meant Dubya.
We are soon to have less of him—MUCH LESS.