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Lyrics[edit]

Will they admit who wrote their lyrics...


School Years[edit]

What schools did the members of the band attend? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 94.196.163.122 (talk) 05:50, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

Kai Stephens[edit]

In regard to Kai's criminal record; Can we get this corrected as there is no 'MegaBowl' in Staines, it's possibly reference to the Vue (formerly WarnerVillage) cinema-multiplex, or a Megabowl complex in a nearby town (such as Feltham). Y control 10:38, 17 December 2005 (UTC)

This Guardian interview says it was the Feltham MegaBowl, so I've changed it to that. --Whouk (talk) 10:50, 17 December 2005 (UTC)

DJ Wrongtom merged here[edit]

See Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Wrongtom. Johnleemk | Talk 11:36, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

Vandalsim!!!!![edit]

I just went to the hard fi page to edit it and i found HARD-Fi are a shit Indie band from Staines, Surrey in the United Kingdom and i think it is appoling i will search the page more to see it there is any moreBobo6balde66 15:34, 3 May 2006 (UTC)

Name[edit]

I know this is a very picky point, I was just wondering is the band called HARD-Fi or HARD-Fi... or maybe there's not distinction made between the two? klnilsson2

On the CD, it is indeed listed as HARD-Fi. On the official website, however, they list it as HARD-Fi in almost all of the text. I think it's not a problem right now. If they start using HARD-Fi for all of their promos (website, music vids, etc.), then I think it might be worth a move. tiZom(2¢) 15:04, 22 July 2006 (UTC)
On the website, it now says "HARD-Fi". Everything I've seen (including some other HARD-Fi related stuff) uses that style. It's best to ensure both styles re-direct to the right style. --Simsimius 14:52, 27 August 2006 (UTC)
I propose a change to HARD-Fi - since this is the version used on the website, on the album cover and even in the text of this article ! Hardrada 21:40, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
Moved HARD-Fi to HARD-Fi. Everything points to that capitalization - website, CDs, promo pictures, etc. We can always change it back in the future if they change it. tiZom(2¢) 23:38, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
Change back - the hard-fi website does not use "HARD-Fi" at all - other than the band logo which is just a stylistic feature. Per the Manual of Style, the page should be moved back to Hard-Fi. DJR (T) 17:41, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

Agreed, moving it back now. U-Mos 21:09, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

  • Hey, what's exactly the difference between HARD-Fi, HARD-Fi and HARD-Fi? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 178.3.2.121 (talk) 17:43, 20 August 2011 (UTC)

Recording quality[edit]

Can someone explain why there is so much distortion on the album? I understand the need for a 'unique' sound but the compression and clipping detracts from the listening pleasure. Can't quite work out if it the recording or the mastering - suspect the former, given the recording venues. To be honest, there's no way I'd release an album that sounds that subpar (and I've had six, btw).

I totally agree with you. It's probably a combination of both recording and mastering - take a look at Loudness war for more information on the latter. Some of the early tracks on Stars are truly painful to listen to for people with more sensitive ears. Since discovering the existence of the loudness war a few months ago (and being fascinated), this is the first album I've listened to where I've been able to clearly identify clipping. Saying this, the majority of listeners probably won't notice anything out of the ordinary, especially if they're listening to it on PC speakers or cheap headphones (though most won't even know what to be looking for). Seriously, I'm in the wrong job if this is what passes for production these days. Straussian (talk) 13:20, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

Wasn't it recorded in a minicab office? I never noticed anything odd with the album - sounds perfect if you ask me --Simsimius 17:33, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

  • It was recorded in a telephone booth (out of order, of course).

Yeah I think the album has a great sound to it, love the bass sound in hard to beat.

Probably because either you equipment, isn't that good and/or your ears are not very sensitive and because you have never herd it any better! AJUK Talk!! 18:00, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

Genre[edit]

Indie rock seemed a good description, however I removed "Post-Wank Revival"... I highly doubt that is truly a genre and looks more like vandalism. GBobly 15:17, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

What does it say about modern music when we're not sure if that's valid genre? (Love the band though!)

Fair use rationale for Image:Hard-fi-photo.jpg[edit]

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Image:Hard-fi-photo.jpg is being used on this article. I notice the image page specifies that the image is being used under fair use but there is no explanation or rationale as to why its use in this Wikipedia article constitutes fair use. In addition to the boilerplate fair use template, you must also write out on the image description page a specific explanation or rationale for why using this image in each article is consistent with fair use.

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If there is other other fair use media, consider checking that you have specified the fair use rationale on the other images used on this page. Note that any fair use images uploaded after 4 May, 2006, and lacking such an explanation will be deleted one week after they have been uploaded, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you.BetacommandBot 23:59, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Hometown[edit]

I read somewhere that Hard-fi are from Staines- is this true? I can't find any clear mention in the article.... Badgerpatrol 13:31, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

There was an article in the Guardian guide a while back about them being from Staines, so yes, they are.

Ah! Thanks for clearing that one up. Somebody should put a few mentions of this into the article to that effect then, to avoid confusion. Badgerpatrol 15:43, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

Superfluous information[edit]

Can we keep this page relevant rather than having quotes from multiple interviews that Richard Archer has done? It not only makes it more user friendly but also allows more necessary information to be added in the future. Thanks Bluegirlblue 19:36, 29 September 2007

This article is of terrible quality! It sounds like an ad written by over eager fans. A lot of editing needs to be done to make it a neutral article which portrays facts about the band.If no one who is a regualar editor on this page does it, I will engage in the task myself.Wikipéire (talk) 18:11, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Hard-fi - Once Upon a Time in the West.PNG[edit]

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Image:Hard-fi - Once Upon a Time in the West.PNG is being used on this article. I notice the image page specifies that the image is being used under fair use but there is no explanation or rationale as to why its use in this Wikipedia article constitutes fair use. In addition to the boilerplate fair use template, you must also write out on the image description page a specific explanation or rationale for why using this image in each article is consistent with fair use.

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BetacommandBot 11:50, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

Fixed. Esradekan 03:59, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

Citations[edit]

It's great that so many citations have been added since I last looked at this article. I added a few more citation requests for some of the more critical statements. Straussian (talk) 13:22, 30 December 2007 (UTC)


Contradiction[edit]

Near the end of the 'Live' section, it says about a tour through December 2007, but after listing the dates of the concerts, while talking about the CDs, it then says that CDs were delivered on the date of release - 25th Feburary, 2007. Which was slightly ten months earlier... Can someone edit the wrong one, please? And if the CD release date is wrong, the whole tense of the sentence needs changing. Thanks :) Amzi (talk) 21:11, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Grammar[edit]

The grammar of this article is horrendous, there are many short run-on sentences whose only defense from one another is a comma, much like this one! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.106.124.201 (talk) 19:14, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Merger with Kai Stephens[edit]

Kai Stephens is not independently notable. As such, the Kai Stephens article should be merged here. Neelix (talk) 21:50, 19 November 2012 (UTC)