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Nothing Came Out (2001)

Really beautiful track from a band that, in retrospect, I might have been kinder to in this 2002 album review for The Slate…

The Moldy Peaches – Unreleased Cutz and Live Jams 1994-2002
If you caught the Strokes Irish debut in the Temple Bar Music Centre last summer, then you’ll surely remember their bizarre support act that night, the Moldy Peaches. Adam and Kimya performed a set of infantile anti-folk, dressed as Robin Hood and the Easter Bunny respectively. ‘Unreleased Cutz’ runs to an unnecessarily comprehensive 55 tracks. There are woefully inferior versions of their best songs: the insanely catchy Who’s Got The Crack?; the eerily prophetic NYC’s A Graveyard; and the unbearably poignant Nothing Came Out (still their finest moment). There are desperately unfunny covers of bad songs: Two Princes by the Spin Doctors and even I Wanna Be A Hulkamaniac by Hulk Hogan (I kid you not). And there are 50 other pieces of crap I listened to so you don’t have to.

N.B. I was one of the main writers for The Slate from 2001 until it finished in 2003. If you read anything about music in that magazine (and it wasn’t about Tall Paul or some dance shite) then I probably wrote it.

August 4th, 2010.

3 Responses to “Nothing Came Out (2001)”

  1. demure lemur Says:

    Love this song. It always reminds me of a jammers party in this pokey little gaf I used to live in in Galway. My friend Gill (always the DJ) turned it up and made everyone shhh til it was over – something which usually earned her dead arms, but in this case didn’t.

  2. Paul Says:

    Temple Bar wasn’t their only Irish show – I saw them in Whelan’s in about 1996 or 7, Kimya wore a rabbit costume and stuck about to talk to people afterwards, but gave the impression of having nothing much to talk about. She looked very happy, though. It was a hell of a gig, not that I can remember anything much about it.

  3. Eoin Says:

    @ Paul – Ah sure I was at home in bed in Mayo at the time I’m sure. Adam Green would have been in his mid teens too wouldn’t he? Woulda loved to have seen it.

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