Olivia Jean - Bathtub Love Killings

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Re: Olivia Jean - Bathtub Love Killings

Post by shaneoftheroad » Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:51 am

Momma told me if I can't say something nice... So I'll just say I wanted to like this. I very badly wanted to like this project, go read my previous posts about "Reminisce." The music really isn't bad at all. But I can't get into Olivia Jean as an artist, it's very difficult for me to take her seriously. And that's OK. Can't win 'em all. She's all yours, gang.

P.S. Opinions are like assholes and all that jazz. If you like her, that's all that matters.

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Post by woodisgood » Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:59 pm

^^^ What Shane said.
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Post by Alabama Woody » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:45 pm

I wonder what became of the drummer from the black belles. She was cool ! ?
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Post by shaneoftheroad » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:52 pm

Alabama Woody wrote:I wonder what became of the drummer from the black belles. She was cool ! ?
I liked her too.

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Post by Alabama Woody » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:57 pm

I've got some of her drum sticks, she signed them. She was very nice. I got them from the show at The End. Jack was there. We talked briefly. That was back when he had just released his first single from Blunderbuss. I wished him luck. I guess it worked !!!
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Re: Olivia Jean - Bathtub Love Killings

Post by pitseleh » Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:58 pm

shaneoftheroad wrote:Momma told me if I can't say something nice... So I'll just say I wanted to like this. I very badly wanted to like this project, go read my previous posts about "Reminisce." The music really isn't bad at all. But I can't get into Olivia Jean as an artist, it's very difficult for me to take her seriously. And that's OK. Can't win 'em all. She's all yours, gang.

P.S. Opinions are like assholes and all that jazz. If you like her, that's all that matters.
may i ask - if you don't think the music is bad, why can't you take her seriously as a solo artist? i read your previous post and saw that you loved The Black Belles LP, and Olivia Jean was the frontwoman/songwriter of that band, wasn't she? is it just her overall aesthetic as a solo artist?

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Post by shaneoftheroad » Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:07 pm

pitseleh wrote:
shaneoftheroad wrote:Momma told me if I can't say something nice... So I'll just say I wanted to like this. I very badly wanted to like this project, go read my previous posts about "Reminisce." The music really isn't bad at all. But I can't get into Olivia Jean as an artist, it's very difficult for me to take her seriously. And that's OK. Can't win 'em all. She's all yours, gang.

P.S. Opinions are like assholes and all that jazz. If you like her, that's all that matters.
may i ask - if you don't think the music is bad, why can't you take her seriously as a solo artist? i read your previous post and saw that you loved The Black Belles LP, and Olivia Jean was the frontwoman/songwriter of that band, wasn't she? is it just her overall aesthetic as a solo artist?
She worked well within the gimmickry of the Black Belles.

(P.S. I'm really not trying to piss anyone off. Just expressing a bit of disappointment over something I wanted to like.)

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Post by Quexzea » Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:11 pm

TMR wasn't clear if pre-orders received the colored vinyl... I cancelled my order w/ TMR because it came to $28 w/ shipping and I got it via AMAZON for $19 as I have prime free shipping. If it was the colored disc I may have payed near $30, but seriously, that is a lot of $ for a single release if there is nothing else special included.

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Post by Aquamarine » Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:26 pm

This has probably been posted somewhere, but--

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Post by chaptertwentyone » Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:16 pm

Quexzea wrote:TMR wasn't clear if pre-orders received the colored vinyl... I cancelled my order w/ TMR because it came to $28 w/ shipping and I got it via AMAZON for $19 as I have prime free shipping. If it was the colored disc I may have payed near $30, but seriously, that is a lot of $ for a single release if there is nothing else special included.
I may be wrong, but I don't recall them ever implying pre-orders were colored anywhere.
I was under the impression they'd be sold perhaps on tour, by the RRS or at her Devils Night Show.
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Re: Olivia Jean - Bathtub Love Killings

Post by caseofthepunks » Sat Oct 11, 2014 1:58 am

pitseleh wrote:
shaneoftheroad wrote:Momma told me if I can't say something nice... So I'll just say I wanted to like this. I very badly wanted to like this project, go read my previous posts about "Reminisce." The music really isn't bad at all. But I can't get into Olivia Jean as an artist, it's very difficult for me to take her seriously. And that's OK. Can't win 'em all. She's all yours, gang.

P.S. Opinions are like assholes and all that jazz. If you like her, that's all that matters.
may i ask - if you don't think the music is bad, why can't you take her seriously as a solo artist? i read your previous post and saw that you loved The Black Belles LP, and Olivia Jean was the frontwoman/songwriter of that band, wasn't she? is it just her overall aesthetic as a solo artist?
Hmm I wonder who you might be. Your only posts are about Olivia.

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Re: Olivia Jean - Bathtub Love Killings

Post by pitseleh » Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:10 am

^ lol whoops. Well, I'm not Olivia or Jack or anyone connected to them, that's for sure. Just another Jack White/White Stripes fan, I'm afraid. I joined this forum this year only to view member photos of one of the Vault packages, which you can't do unless you're a member. I meant to remain a lurker, but I ended up posting because I was curious about why Olivia is getting so much backlash for this solo project. It's been happening on The Little Room as well.

I've heard a few Black Belles recordings and I'm not sold on Bathtub Love Killings, but Reminisce is growing on me.

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Re: Olivia Jean - Bathtub Love Killings

Post by woodisgood » Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:58 am

I've been trying to pinpoint exactly why this new song (and honestly most of the Belle's album) doesn't do anything for me, and I figured it out: It's her singing. Olivia is a competent vocalist—but it doesn't really illicit a strong reaction in me one way or another. Sometimes I think the truly great singers do just that—some people love them, some people can't stand 'em. Tom Waits? Love his creativity, love his spirit, great songwriter. Can't stand his singing. See? It's easy for a person to who's a fan to say "You're fuckin' crazy," or "Yeah, I understand that." I know people who think Jack "can't sing," Willie Nelson, Lou Reed, fuck, Bob Dylan is probably the biggest example—oh God, you get my drift.

But Olivia . . . her singing just doesn't move me one way or another. And I think that's her "fatal flaw" for me. Certainly a fine musician. But her singing just doesn't grab me. This first single, it's okay tunewise. But the singing doesn't compel me to want to dig deeper.

I sure hope she's successful, and I know there will be lots of people who will follow her and will dig her. I would be psyched if she did something to change my thinking.
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Re: Olivia Jean - Bathtub Love Killings

Post by Alabama Woody » Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:10 am

I was going to wait until I see and hear more for judgement. I'm giving blood to see and get Her album ... I'm betting that I like it after seeing Her live. I hope so. But those 2 clips don't give us a lot to go on.
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Re: Olivia Jean - Bathtub Love Killings

Post by woodisgood » Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:23 am

As far as on stage goes: Saw her with the Belles open for JW at the Webster Hall show. Tough crowd to impress for sure, but I wish she rose higher to the occasion.
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