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One of the several stories the band has told as to the origin of their name is that they formed to provide the soundtrack for the unreleased and little known John Carpenter film Stealth Bomber starring Kurt Russell. The film was set over '65 Days of Static' a period of time after some unknown global breakdown in communications and infrastructure, from which 65daysofstatic took their name.
I have managed to find no reference to this film anywhere, does it exist? Munken 17:45, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
As far as I'm aware, no, hence why I changed the article from
The band was originally formed in 2001 as a three-piece, consisting of Joe-Fro, Paul Wolinski, and Iain Armstrong (bass guitar) to provide the soundtrack for the unreleased, little known and possibly fictional John Carpenter film Stealth Bomber starring Kurt Russell. The film was set over '65 Days of Static' a period of time after some unknown global breakdown in communications and infrastructure, from which 65daysofstatic took their name.
to it's present wording. I would like to remove it entirely, but the band have stated that this is why they formed. Whether or not they're telling the truth is another matter. NilRats 14:51, 2 January 2007 (UTC)
I think it's obvious that this film doesn't exist. However, I don't know what to do with the section. It can't stay the way it is, but as NilRats said, it's their origin, and it's a pretty good one. I considered making a seperate page for it. ~ --Resister 19:20, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
I saw recently that this article referenced a band called saving:mitsuko which Gareth Hughes formed after leaving 65daysofstatic, however this reference has since been removed. Just wondered what the reason was for removing it as this band seem to be no more or less notable than Actionier, who remain in the article. Richard 18.104.22.168 08:29, 13 January 2007 (UTC)
I'd keep the part about the film in there, regardless of it no doubt being fictional. It's the reason the band has given, and so should be included in its current wording. The Hurball Company
65dos' feelings vs. post-rock
A few weeks ago, I used the below source to include the band's resentment towards being labeled post-rock into the first paragraph. I think that this is suitable, but an IP disagreed and removed it. I think the band's opinion would be useful information to have on the article, so unless someone else disagrees, i'm going to revert it.
http://www.65daysofstatic.com/blog/2010/02/03/65propaganda-030210/ Section 2: "We’ll be joined on all UK dates not only by the magnificent Nedry, but also Loops Haunt, which means night after night of heavy heavy beats and dancing, with not a single post-rock guitar in sight. (Unless you consider our guitars post-rock, in which case, we will carry that albatross without complaint, bar the occasional pithy remark in interviews)."
- Just asking out of curiosity, what label are they wanting to have, math rock? And why exactly are they not ok with being labeled as post rock? Even if they are not completely post rock-ish, it's still not a completely different genre. (Dunno if it's the right place to ask, everyone is so encyclopediatic around here). 22.214.171.124 (talk) 15:27, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
- I don't think they particularly care for labels. From what I remember from talking to Paul and Joe, they feel that they've been labelled post rock because they're (mainly) instrumental and they reckon that's pretty lazy on behalf of the labellers. Didn't help that early in their career they kept being compared to Mogwai. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 17:32, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
- I absolutely abhor the label "IP", so nobody is allowed to refer to me in way, shape or form using an expression containing the letters "IP". --188.8.131.52 (talk) 17:46, 25 January 2011 (UTC)
Name of the band
Recently someone persistently attempted to change the name of this article to "65 Days of Static" By the same logic Alexisonfire should be "Alex Is On Fire", Deerhunter should be "Deer Hunter", Coldplay should be "Cold Play", Sleepmakeswaves should be "Sleep Makes Waves", Sigur Rós should be "Sigurrós", Yellowcard should be "Yellow Card", Slowdive should be "Slow Dive". Do I need to go on? --184.108.40.206 (talk) 01:44, 29 October 2012 (UTC)