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

The Moldy Peaches – Unreleased Cutz and Live Jams 1994-2002
If you caught the Strokes Irish debut in the Temple Bar Music Centre in the summer of 2001, 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 woefully 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.

April 11th, 2009.

6 Responses to “NOTHING CAME OUT (2001)”

  1. Matt Says:

    First time you’ve posted a song recorded in the last 50 years, no?

  2. Paul Says:

    If you didn’t see the Moldy Peaches in Whelan’s back in 1997/8 or whenever it was, you haven’t seen anything, ever. But still and all I don’t think I’d want to buy anything called Unreleased Cutz and Live Jams.

  3. Eoin Says:

    @ Matt – well http://www.eoinbutler.com/home/up-with-people-2000/ is this decade at least!

    @ Paul – if you weren’t lurking outside Kimya Dawson’s parents’ bedroom window the night she was conceived, well then… you can kill yourself as far as i’m concerned 😉

  4. El Kid Says:

    For me, story really begins the afternoon kimya dawson’s parents first bumped into each other in the supermarket and got to talking. if you weren’t there on the frozen good aisle, you’ll always be a latecomer to the moldy peaches in my eyes.

  5. Steve Says:

    Well for me it was the anguished cry of the first african slave to be taken into captivity that said it all. everything after that was just watered-down rubbish.

  6. Bob Byrne Says:

    That piece of shit movie Juno killed this band for me

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