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Arcade Fire and Wayne Coyne pissing competition continues

“I get really tired of their pompousness ……. they really treat people like shit”

We wrote about this thing before: Wayne Coyne rips Arcade Fire a new one!

Things rumble on! Fire’s oddly named Win retorts!

Our proposed solution still stands!

Yap, stick them both in an MMA ring and only allow one of em to walk out alive!

Arcade Fire hit back at Flaming Lipsfrom uk.news.yahoo.com

Arcade Fire rocker Win Butler is baffled by rock rival Wayne Coyne’s recent attack on his band, insisting the pair has only met once – and he’s a huge fan.

Flaming Lips frontman Coyne lashed out at Arcade Fire in a recent Rolling Stone article, accusing the band of being “pompous” and abusing their crew.

He said, “I get really tired of their pompousness. We’ve played some shows with them and they really treat people like s**t.

“Whenever I’ve been around them, I’ve found that they not only treated their crew like s**t, they treated the audience like s**t.

“They treated everybody in their vicinity like s**t. I thought, ‘Who do they think they are?’ I don’t know why people put up with it. I wouldn’t put up with it.”

Butler was left astonished by the outburst, and has taken to the internet to defend his group.

He writes, “Wow, I can’t believe I am actually writing to defend my band’s ‘real’ personality… The only time we have ever shared a stage with the Flaming Lips was… at a festival in Las Vegas (over three years ago).

“I was really nervous to meet (Coyne) and I felt a little weird that we were playing after them. We traded a little hello, but he was a hard guy to get a read on.

“I can’t imagine a reason why we would have been pompous towards The Flaming Lips, a band we have always loved, on that particular night, all those years ago. Unless I was way more jet-lagged then I remember.”

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March 9, 2009 Posted by | Arcade Fire, Flaming Lips, Wayne Coyne, _COMEDY, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Wayne Coyne rips Arcade Fire a new one!

“I get really tired of their pompousness ……. they really treat people like shit”

Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne‘s never been known for keeping his feelings locked up!

Here he let’s fly on over-rated Muzak-Media darlings, Arcade Fire.

Maybe he’s upset that AF use a Flame element in their name!

In retort, Win Butler from the Fire says he met Coyne only once … 3 years ago! He writes about his being offended by this storm in a teacup here: arcadefire.com/yope

We’ve got the ideal solution for both parties to save face!

Yap, stick them both in an MMA ring and only allow one of em to walk out alive!

Our money’s on Wayne!

The victor can record the anguished battle screams and release it later as a concept album with a title like “Fire Can’t Win Against Lips

from rollingstone/smokingsection/

Wow! We love Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne. He’s always been cool to us, and we appreciate the fact that he always speaks his mind. So, it wasn’t a total shock to hear him tear the Arcade Fire a new asshole.

So, last week, our buddy and colleague Andy Greene is on the phone with the Coyne, when they started talking about some of the movers and shakers in the music world. They talked about Brian Eno, and Radiohead, and then got on the subject of Arcade Fire, which set Coyne off. (Just to clarify, Coyne is not comparing Eno to the Arcade Fire — Eno was just a talking point.)

“I’m a fan of them on one level, but on another level I get really tired of their pompousness,” says Coyne. “We’ve played some shows with them and they really treat people like shit. Whenever I’ve been around them, I’ve found that they not only treated their crew like shit, they treated the audience like shit. They treated everybody in their vicinity like shit. I thought, ‘Who do they think they are?’ I don’t know why people put up with it. I wouldn’t put up with it. I don’t care if it’s Arcade Fire or Brian Eno. If either of them walked into a room and treated people like shit I’d be like, ‘Fuck you, get outta here.’

He continues, “People treat Arcade Fire like they’re the greatest thing ever and they get away with it. Those sort of opinions change my view of their music. They have good tunes, but they’re pricks, so fuck ‘em. Who does Arcade Fire think they are? I’ve been around groups. I’ve been around the Edge from U2 and he’s the fucking sweetest guy ever. I was around Justin Timberlake when he was young and he was just a normal, nice, kind person. Anyone can be polite and kind and people who have the privilege and money and attention should understand that. If they don’t, then fuck ‘em.”

UPDATE: Through their publicist, the Arcade Fire has declined to comment.

UPDATE #2: Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler has responded via his band’s website. (Follow the link to Win’s scrapbook.)

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March 6, 2009 Posted by | Arcade Fire, Flaming Lips, Wayne Coyne, _COMEDY, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Arcade Fire Discography & Bootlegs

http://news.concordia.ca/images/photos/regineC.jpgThis canuck crowd are pretty good but somewhat over-rated. Don’t get me wrong – they can make some quality music. “Funeral” was a very decent album. However, to me, they get to sound too samey after a while. They seem to stick to the same template too much.

Also, when wankers like Bono start gushing about a band, I’m always wary!

Anyways, they have a legion of fans in Indie-world and here is a great Discography compiled by crunchiedo. Nice work mate!

Arcade Fire formed around the husband and wife duo of Win Butler and Régine Chassagne. Starting in mid-2003, the current lineup solidified in late 2003/early 2004, when their first full-length album Funeral was recorded.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/3a/Arcade_Fire_on_TIME_Cover.jpg/454px-Arcade_Fire_on_TIME_Cover.jpgBefore this an eponymous EP (often referred to by fans as the Us Kids Know EP) had been sold at early shows. The EP was subsequently remastered and given a full release once the band started becoming more prominent.

Arcade Fire are known for their enthralling live performances, as well as their use of a large number of musical instruments. In addition to mainstays guitar, drums, and bass guitar, members play piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, xylophone, keyboard, French horn, accordion, hurdy gurdy, harp and mandolin. With several able musicians, Arcade Fire take most of their instrumental diversity on tour and band members switch instrumental duties throughout their shows.

The number of instruments, along with a wide set of musical influences has provided a substantial number of resources on which to draw during the recording process. The promise shown by the band in their live shows allowed them to land a record contract with the independent record label Merge Records.

http://www.neumagazine.co.uk/upload/arcadefire300.jpgWhen asked about the rumour that the band’s name refers to a fire in an arcade, Win Butler replied: “It’s not a rumour, it’s based on a story that someone told me. It’s not an actual event, but one that I took to be real. I would say that it’s probably something that the kid made up, but at the time I believed him.” The arcade in question was the Exeter arcade and bandstand in the town square of Exeter, New Hampshire, where both Butlers attended Phillips Exeter Academy preparatory school. Fascinating fact indeed!!


Official Releases


Studio albums:

* Funeral (September 14, 2004)

* Neon Bible (March 6, 2007)

EPs:

* Arcade Fire 2003 (2005 Re-release)

* Live EP 2005

Arcade Fire EP [2003]


01 Old Flame 3.55
02 I’m Sleeping In A Submarine 2.46
03 No Cars Go 6.00
04 Woodland National Anthem 3.56
05 My Heart Is An Apple 4.25
06 Headlight Look Like Diamonds 4.22
07 Vampire/Forest Fire

mp3@192

pass = crunchiedo

Funeral [2005]


01 Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
02 Neighborhood #2 (Laika)
03 Une Année Sans Lumière
04 Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
05 Neighborhood #4 (7 Kettles)
06 Crown Of Love
07 Wake Up
08 Haiti
09 Rebellion (Lies)
10 In The Backseat

mp3@VBR

pass = crunchiedo

Fashion Rock Live EP (with David Bowie) [2005]


01 Life On Mars?
02 Wake Up
03 Five Years

mp3@vbr

pass = crunchiedo

Neon Bible [2007]


01 Black Mirror
02 Keep The Car Running
03 Neon Bible
04 Intervention
05 Black Wave/Bad Vibrations
06 Ocean Of Noise
07 The Well And The Lighthouse
08 (Antichrist Television Blues)
09 Windowsill
10 No Cars Go
11 My Body Is A Cage

mp3@VBR

pass = crunchiedo

Bootlegs

A Very Arcade Xmas [2002]

http://www.zoilus.com/documents/arcade.jpg
01 Chestnuts Roasting
02 Oh Holy Night
03 Jinglebell Rock
04 A Very Arcade Xmas
05 It Clouded Fully (Brendan)
06 The Spartans (Brendan)
07 In the Attic (Boston)
08 Asleep AtTthe Wheel
09 Old Flame
10 Submarine
11 In The Backseat
12 Headlights

mp3@192

pass = crunchiedo

White Session [2005]
Recorded for French Radio
Live at Maison de la Radio, Paris, 09 March 2005

http://www.speedofdark-web.com/speedofdark/2007/January/arcade%20fire.jpg
01 Into
02 Wake Up
03 Neighborhood (Laika)
04 No Cars Go
05 Une Année Sans Lumière
06 Power Out
07 Rebellion
08 Neighborhood (Kettles)
09 Crown Of Love
10 Neighborhood (Tunnels)
11 Outro

mp3@224

pass = crunchiedo

All Thanks to crunchiedo!

February 27, 2008 Posted by | Arcade Fire, Music_Alternative, Music_Bootleg, Music_DISCOGRAPHY, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Arcade Fire Discography & Bootlegs

http://news.concordia.ca/images/photos/regineC.jpgThis canuck crowd are pretty good but somewhat over-rated. Don’t get me wrong – they can make some quality music. “Funeral” was a very decent album. However, to me, they get to sound too samey after a while. They seem to stick to the same template too much.

Also, when wankers like Bono start gushing about a band, I’m always wary!

Anyways, they have a legion of fans in Indie-world and here is a great Discography compiled by crunchiedo. Nice work mate!

Arcade Fire formed around the husband and wife duo of Win Butler and Régine Chassagne. Starting in mid-2003, the current lineup solidified in late 2003/early 2004, when their first full-length album Funeral was recorded.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/3a/Arcade_Fire_on_TIME_Cover.jpg/454px-Arcade_Fire_on_TIME_Cover.jpgBefore this an eponymous EP (often referred to by fans as the Us Kids Know EP) had been sold at early shows. The EP was subsequently remastered and given a full release once the band started becoming more prominent.

Arcade Fire are known for their enthralling live performances, as well as their use of a large number of musical instruments. In addition to mainstays guitar, drums, and bass guitar, members play piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, xylophone, keyboard, French horn, accordion, hurdy gurdy, harp and mandolin. With several able musicians, Arcade Fire take most of their instrumental diversity on tour and band members switch instrumental duties throughout their shows.

The number of instruments, along with a wide set of musical influences has provided a substantial number of resources on which to draw during the recording process. The promise shown by the band in their live shows allowed them to land a record contract with the independent record label Merge Records.

http://www.neumagazine.co.uk/upload/arcadefire300.jpgWhen asked about the rumour that the band’s name refers to a fire in an arcade, Win Butler replied: “It’s not a rumour, it’s based on a story that someone told me. It’s not an actual event, but one that I took to be real. I would say that it’s probably something that the kid made up, but at the time I believed him.” The arcade in question was the Exeter arcade and bandstand in the town square of Exeter, New Hampshire, where both Butlers attended Phillips Exeter Academy preparatory school. Fascinating fact indeed!!


Official Releases


Studio albums:

* Funeral (September 14, 2004)

* Neon Bible (March 6, 2007)

EPs:

* Arcade Fire 2003 (2005 Re-release)

* Live EP 2005

Arcade Fire EP [2003]


01 Old Flame 3.55
02 I’m Sleeping In A Submarine 2.46
03 No Cars Go 6.00
04 Woodland National Anthem 3.56
05 My Heart Is An Apple 4.25
06 Headlight Look Like Diamonds 4.22
07 Vampire/Forest Fire

mp3@192

pass = crunchiedo

Funeral [2005]


01 Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
02 Neighborhood #2 (Laika)
03 Une Année Sans Lumière
04 Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
05 Neighborhood #4 (7 Kettles)
06 Crown Of Love
07 Wake Up
08 Haiti
09 Rebellion (Lies)
10 In The Backseat

mp3@VBR

pass = crunchiedo

Fashion Rock Live EP (with David Bowie) [2005]


01 Life On Mars?
02 Wake Up
03 Five Years

mp3@vbr

pass = crunchiedo

Neon Bible [2007]


01 Black Mirror
02 Keep The Car Running
03 Neon Bible
04 Intervention
05 Black Wave/Bad Vibrations
06 Ocean Of Noise
07 The Well And The Lighthouse
08 (Antichrist Television Blues)
09 Windowsill
10 No Cars Go
11 My Body Is A Cage

mp3@VBR

pass = crunchiedo

Bootlegs

A Very Arcade Xmas [2002]

http://www.zoilus.com/documents/arcade.jpg
01 Chestnuts Roasting
02 Oh Holy Night
03 Jinglebell Rock
04 A Very Arcade Xmas
05 It Clouded Fully (Brendan)
06 The Spartans (Brendan)
07 In the Attic (Boston)
08 Asleep AtTthe Wheel
09 Old Flame
10 Submarine
11 In The Backseat
12 Headlights

mp3@192

pass = crunchiedo

White Session [2005]
Recorded for French Radio
Live at Maison de la Radio, Paris, 09 March 2005

http://www.speedofdark-web.com/speedofdark/2007/January/arcade%20fire.jpg
01 Into
02 Wake Up
03 Neighborhood (Laika)
04 No Cars Go
05 Une Année Sans Lumière
06 Power Out
07 Rebellion
08 Neighborhood (Kettles)
09 Crown Of Love
10 Neighborhood (Tunnels)
11 Outro

mp3@224

pass = crunchiedo

All Thanks to crunchiedo!

February 27, 2008 Posted by | Arcade Fire, Music_Alternative, Music_Bootleg, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

   

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