Talk:Unwound

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I removed the phrase 'punk rock' from the article because I doubt very much that Unwound would have described themselves this way. Monkeyfacebag 22:48, 31 July 2005 (UTC)

The song title headings on this article are a terrible idea. Someone seems to have no understanding of encyclopaedic content. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 58.173.164.6 (talk) 02:25, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

Changed dead link for unwound.livid.com to archive.org mirror of last update. It might be dead, but there's still a wealth of stuff about the band there. 69.174.68.99 08:19, 4 December 2005 (UTC)

POV[edit]

A rare find and definite gem for fans of the band, even though the sound deviates from that of Unwound.

POVish uncyclopedic content, going to nuke it unless someone convinces me otherwise. MKV 21:53, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

It took a month but I've cut it. MKV 05:44, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

POST-PUNK[edit]

PiL, Birthday Party, Joy Division, and...Unwound. omfg yeah riiiight.

post-hardcore

you were close

I would re-edited this page, and remove all the in-jokes that make up the titles of the various chapters of this article. It makes it read as if were written by a hipster fanboy. No offense, but to a non-record store/music nerd, it make come across as confusing.

Paragraph headings, genre(s), photo(s), etc.[edit]

The paragraph headings are neither in-jokes nor made-up phrases. They are all, strictly, actual word-for-word Unwound song titles (hence why the first letter of each word in them is capitalized.) Someone can go ahead and remove them if you really want, and I won't really have any grounds to complain. I'm actually pleasantly surprised they've made it as long as they have. My logic is that since the song titles are technically creations of the band, and since they, by some odd strokes of luck, fit in eerily perfectly with the paragraphs, they give the article a certain fact-based flair that true fans of the band can instantly recognize & appreciate. They also assist in weeding out true fans from casual Wikipedia edit-at-will types. (One user tried to helpfully change the word "autobiography" to "biography," "because an autobiography can only be written by the subect of the article." Yes, that logic is correct; hence the curious wordplay of the song, if one cares to check out its lyrics.) I did originally want to use "Go To Dallas And Take A Left" for the touring paragraph...

The argument about whether what type of punk band they were is pretty silly, but understandable. Members of Unwound were indeed massively influenced by the first wave of post-punk bands, as they mentioned in almost every interview they ever did, so the person who scoffed at that concept is simply incorrect. I think post-hardcore and noise rock are by far the most accurate two genres to apply to them.

In retrospect, I think the paragraph on their instruments (which I wrote) can be edited down, so I went ahead and did that just now. But it is notable that they are one of only a handful of "serious," tone-freak bands to use solid-state amps instead of tube ones.

If someone could add some photos, that'd be nice. There are plenty of promo photos of the band from each of their albums floating around, and promo pics are meant to be used to illustrate bands to the public, so... Chris77xyz 06:06, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Uh... yeah. Like it said, it reads like it was written by a fanboy, music geek. Making the section headers song titles is pointless unless you know every song said band. So... if you you're not in the know, you won't really get what said titles are relating to. They are "in-jokes" We get it. You know all about Unwound... but this article is for people who don't. Saw 'em live twice... they are noise-rock. And overrated. Peace... I'm out.


Overrated, overrated... Maybe. But they aren't so bad neither. There's many band overrated and this one is not the worst. However, I've bought nearly every albums, except the last one and I admit that I had to do it again, I'd buy only "repetition", and maybe "the future of what", and the EP with "the light at the end of the tunnel is a train". Noise rock is a good definition, but after all, I would say Unwound is a rock band and that's it. We're loosing time always trying to stick labels everywhere.

Side Projects, Credits etc.[edit]

It might be mentioned that Vern Rumsey played bass on the album "Fake Can Be Just as Good" by Blonde Redhead. If you listen to the album, his creative presence is very evident. This album seems to have more "drive" than other Blonde Redhead albums--a little more "octane" so to speak, a quality that I think could be attributed to Rumsey. --Buenavista81 13:57, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

Does the Long Hind Legs section seem a little bit bulky to anybody else? Notability probably doesn't warrant it's own entry, it seems kind of shoehorned in though. Top pocket man (talk) 18:17, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

Influence[edit]

Unwound were a huge influence on (early) Blonde Redhead and the Trail of the Dead, something that is mentioned nowhere in this article but in many interviews over the years, including the liner notes for FAKE CAN BE JUST AS GOOD. I just changed that. Top pocket man (talk) 18:18, 9 October 2009 (UTC)