After repeated listens to the record, you start to enjoy the way the different elements Album) together — they set one another up, and they create a unique environment. The album as a whole works as an experience. And more than this, it really comes into its own as a CD. And then it was all very clear to me. This was no passing fancy of infatuation.
Lolita Nation was the greatest album of by more than a long chalk. Apologies to Meat Puppets, who I dearly love, for having your chapter taken Kenneth - Whats The Frequency? - Game Theory - Lolita Nation (CD like this so much for avoiding doing rewrites!
And, also, apologies to Scott Miller for not hearing your music sooner. I can only hope that your legend grows. I can almost hear the Miller Nation increase exponentially by the seconds and minutes. Nobody seems to know why the man did what he did, or said what he said.
The unedited version runs close to being a full 8 minutes in length. The record company refused to allow Miller the luxury of a double CD release, so rather than excise any of the more experimental elements of the album, he chose to prune the biggest and best song on the album.
The complete take was once available as an official MP3 download from the Loud Family website, and can still be found easily enough elsewhere if you search for it on the web.
Now that CDs can handle those crucial extra few minutes, I highly recommend substituting it for the far less satisfying album Kenneth - Whats The Frequency? - Game Theory - Lolita Nation (CD on a homemade CDR. Second-hand vinyl copies can be found, as can second-hand CD copies, but only if you have lots of patience and very deep pockets — they go for insane sums of money on eBay and Amazon Marketplace. Your best bet is to do like I did and download the MP3 files of the album from www.
Oh and you want to know something else about Scott Miller? He did a blog called Music: What Happened? How could I not relate to a man like that?
And if so, what were some of the artists that you got into independently of him? I was in that kind of situation, and got into a lot of heavy metal bands that my brother hated. All the way up to the start of the 80s, and then I started finding out for myself. Never did metal though. I always found it silly. You are commenting using your WordPress.
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March 25, at J A Gray says:. When asked about the album title's relation to Vladimir Nabokov 's novel LolitaMiller admitted that although he had read Nabokov's Pale Firehe had never actually finished the book Lolitawhich he found "too relentless.
I knew all I needed to know for my appropriation of the concept to work for me. In my midtwenties I felt powerless and persecuted, Album).
What did the world want me for? The title made me think of an entire generation of Lolitas: someone—our parents? Although it had garnered little commercial success upon its release, copies of Lolita Nation became a highly sought-after collector's item after Game Theory's catalog went out of print in the early s.
The unavailability of Game Theory material for over two decades had contributed to the band's inability to transcend what Miller described as "national obscurity, as opposed to regional obscurity. New liner notes included interviews with the band and original album Album), notes from Okkervil River 's Will Sheffand previously unreleased photos by Robert Toren. In its review of the double LP, Spin cited Lolita Nation as "some of the gutsiest, most distinctive rock 'n' roll heard in ," with "sumptuous melodic hooks Trouser Press called the album "ambitious and occasionally bizarre" with "crazy noises," writing that the new line-up "works wonders some of the time but falls flat in spots," and adding that Thayer sang "commendable lead on a few tunes, but isn't the strong counterpoint to Miller that would prevent the onset of listening fatigue.
Mark Deming of AllMusic noted that the album contains "more than a few flat-out brilliant tracks",  while William Ham, writing for Dancing About Architecturepraised its emotional impact, insularity, and melodic virtuosity.
Ham also likened Scott Miller's lyric writing to "vintage" Elvis Costellowith phrases that "careen all over the place verbally yet somehow manage to plug directly into the emotions. Rock critic Joe Harrington placed Lolita Nation at 4 on his list of the Top albums of all time,  while Omar Ghieth of Culturespill called it flatly "the greatest album of all time.
Reviewing the CD reissue, Deming praised the audio as a significant improvement over the original, with "more satisfying low end and a wealth of detail" that had been difficult to hear in the original's "slightly brittle" sound. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Game Theory - Lolita Nation at Discogs. Complete your Game Theory collection. Game Theory leader Scott Miller has never made much of a secret of his fondness for Big Star, but while Real Nighttime favored the sound of #1 Record and The Big Shot Chronicles suggested the harder-edged tone of Radio City, Lolita Nation sounded like Game Theory's variation on the themes of Big Star's masterfully damaged swan song, Third/Sister Lovers/5(14). 9/ Lolita Nation is the fourth full-length album by Game Theory, a California power pop band fronted by guitarist and singer-songwriter Scott Miller. Originally released in as a double LP, the album was reissued by Omnivore Recordings in February as a double CD set with 21 bonus tracks. When Game Theory emerged with their fourth full-length release in , there was not only a new line-up of the band, but it took two LPs to capture all of the magic. Once again produced by Mitch Easter (R.E.M., Pavement, Let’s Active), Lolita Nation was the culmination of all that had come before, and pushed the boundaries farther than they. They say that after one learns to understand the music of J.S. Bach, it becomes impossible to truly enjoy anything else. I say the same thing about Game Theory, and about this album in particular. Why? Simple: Lolita Nation is easily the greatest expression of pop genius since Pet Sounds. Hell, it could even be better than Pet Sounds/5(25). Feb 05, · Truly as eclectic and all-encompassing as Lolita Nation itself, and just as revolutionary. Lolita Nation will be available on double CD, Digital and double LP (first pressing on translucent dark green vinyl, with black to follow). The LP contains a download card for the entire 48 track CD program/5(25). Nov 01, · First, there was track, “Kenneth, What’s the Frequency,” off of Game Theory ’s Lolita Nation — which came a year after the attack. Then, there’s the better-known R.E Author: Brenna Ehrlich. CD album: LOLITA NATION - GAME THEORY ; Rozšířená reedice dvojalba z roku , které je čtvrtou položkou v diskografii souboru, nabízí 21 bonusových skladeb! Disk 1 1 Kenneth-what's The Frequency? 2 Not Because You. Game Theory Lolita Nation on Limited Edition Colored 2LP + Download w/ Bonus Tracks. Masterpiece Expanded & Remastered! Colored Copies Are Limited / Call To Confirm Colored Copies Are Still Available. When Game Theory emerged with their fourth full-length release in , there was not only a new line-up of the band, but it took two LPs to capture all of the magic. Feb 02, · There is a song by the band Game Theory on their album Lolita Nation called "Kenneth, what's the frequency?" It was produced by Mitch Easter, who was also the producer for R.E.M. albums "Chronic Town", "Murmur", and "Reckoning". Coincidence? Yes. Both song titles are related to an incident that occurred in
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