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Pinback — Seville
Album: Blue Screen Life
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6.9

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Total ratings: 805









Released: 2001
Length: 3:58
Plays (last 30 days): 2
They're gonna kill us all

Oh sheena kneels
And prays over the graves
And wishes of her god to be so brave
The roses she had picked
Fall from her hand
On to the ground which
Will soon hold her

Sheena Bella

Sheena Bella walks and
Sheena Bella strays
Oh, fetal Sheena counts off her last days
The colors of the grass
The shadows on the floor
The precious things that she
Had no time for

She was only 4 years old
She was barely 4 years old

Sheena Bella

They're gonna kill us all
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Okay, wow. I wasn't paying much attention, but I liked it, so I popped in here. The lyrics got to me - went to songmeanings.com to get some insight. Just, wow. Lots of good interpretations, but the theme is the same: heartbreakingly sad.
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Really liking this!  Good stuff. 
This band got me through my uneventful suburban teendom. Makes me feel like I'm in that humid 2nd floor bedroom next to my parents. Yeesh.

I still love Pinback though.
2001? Surprised I've never heard this before, given how much I like similar bands. This is ahead of its time. 
 MinMan wrote:
Got to love that theremin in there. Is it overdubbed?
 
I think it's just a keyboard instrument of some sort.
This Guy Might Be Giants?
 q4Fry wrote:

Seconded.

 
Thirded.
And Sheena Bella would be...?
 
 Jota wrote:
About a minute into the song and I still think I'm listening to King Crimson.

 
Elephant Talk
About a minute into the song and I still think I'm listening to King Crimson.
I can't vouch for your friend's experience, but I saw them live here in Boulder a couple years ago, (they seem to come through every year or two), and THEY ROCKED. Afk and Sender were the highlights, but it was all amazing. The venerable, timeless raging angst of Moby Grape opened the show, so it was a real win-win night.  Pinback's bass player is amazingly aggressive; he plays it like a guitar, and MADLY! and really drives and shapes the music, but the singer/ guitarist uses all kinds of voice and pedal effects and lots of synthesizers too. And the percussion, well, it's really superb, so the amount of sound these three can put out is like nothing since Rush back in the day!  See 'em if you can!
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MJdub wrote:
Man, this song blew my mind back in the day!  Still does.  This band was really interesting and I loved their layering of guitars...I used to call it wall of guitars.  They are still around?  I had their first few albums and really liked them but haven't really listened to them in the last 10 years for some reason.  Maybe time for a nostalgic stroll through the P folder.

I never got a chance to see them live, but heard really mixed reviews about them.  Most of the people I spoke to who had seen them didn't know the band or the songs, and they really thought it sucked.  A friend of mine got the impression that a lot of their style and sound came from what they were able to do in the studio and they weren't really able to pull it off in a live setting.

Got to love that theremin in there. Is it overdubbed?
 ckcotton wrote:
This doesn't get played enough!

Please consider playing more often then ANYTHING by Tori Amos  

 
Seconded.
Man, this song blew my mind back in the day!  Still does.  This band was really interesting and I loved their layering of guitars...I used to call it wall of guitars.  They are still around?  I had their first few albums and really liked them but haven't really listened to them in the last 10 years for some reason.  Maybe time for a nostalgic stroll through the P folder.

I never got a chance to see them live, but heard really mixed reviews about them.  Most of the people I spoke to who had seen them didn't know the band or the songs, and they really thought it sucked.  A friend of mine got the impression that a lot of their style and sound came from what they were able to do in the studio and they weren't really able to pull it off in a live setting.
Seriously, this is the first time after all these years I've heard this?  More, please. 
This doesn't get played enough!

Please consider playing more often then ANYTHING by Tori Amos  
 coloradojohn wrote:
I had the experience of seeing them live in Boulder this Fall, and THEY ROCKED THE HOUSE! They do conjure up a lot of the staccato and quirks of Fripp and Belew, to be sure, but their sound is truly unique, as is the way they play their instruments, especially the bass...

 
Yes! I saw them in Vancouver. The bass player is indeed unique in his style. When Rob Crow started doing "The Worm" on stage, it was a sight to behold.
I had the experience of seeing them live in Boulder this Fall, and THEY ROCKED THE HOUSE! They do conjure up a lot of the staccato and quirks of Fripp and Belew, to be sure, but their sound is truly unique, as is the way they play their instruments, especially the bass...
 DaveInVA wrote:
Has a hint of later King Crimson sound to it. 
 
There does seem to be a Fripp influence there, but then again, he influenced a lot of musicians.
very good.
 
Has a hint of later King Crimson sound to it. 
lild wrote: Their studio recordings are great... but these guys SUCK live. I've seen them 1.5 times... the .5 because I actually left the show I was so disappointed. And the first time I saw them with my sister and she fell asleep! Huge disappointment.

That reminds me of a time back in the 80's. Another couple and my wife and me went to see Kitaro at the Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. WE ALL FELL ASLEEP! Then we left early. Too mellow!
And that reminds me of a time in the 70's, snoozing at a Chuck Mangione concert. 
I do like these guys.
Agreed, the album is worth a listen in its entirety. My personal fave and one of my all-around favorite songs is Penelope. How 'bout adding some Penelope to your Pinback playlist, Bill?

 ckcotton wrote:
SUPERDUPER!.. .these guys are great... this whole album is worth a good listen
 


SUPERDUPER!.. .these guys are great... this whole album is worth a good listen
 TexasAggies wrote:
This about sums up my feelings on this track. Simple, but pretty groovin'.

 
That's not groovin' — that's the DTs.  Be a pal and give your stick man a drink.

Nice. Very catchy hook they have here. 8
Ahhh; now that's the stuff!
Must disagree with the review of these guys live. Saw them a couple of years ago in Newport KY and they were great. Very interesting original intelligent band. :bananajam:
BOOORING.
lild wrote:
Their studio recordings are great... but these guys SUCK live. I've seen them 1.5 times... the .5 because I actually left the show I was so disappointed. And the first time I saw them with my sister and she fell asleep! Huge disappointment.
That reminds me of a time back in the 80's. Another couple and my wife and me went to see Kitaro at the Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. WE ALL FELL ASLEEP! Then we left early. Too mellow!
Their studio recordings are great... but these guys SUCK live. I've seen them 1.5 times... the .5 because I actually left the show I was so disappointed. And the first time I saw them with my sister and she fell asleep! Huge disappointment.
Nice. I 8 it.
This about sums up my feelings on this track. Simple, but pretty groovin'. :yes:
bluematrix wrote:
simple, but tasty.
agreed. . . 8
The whole album is a good listen - not a lot out there like Pinback, similiar but not too close IMHO Johnny_Truant wrote:
This is one of those songs that takes a couple of listenings to really grow on you. It's good. I gave it a ten, but that's just because I think it's underrated. After a while I might mod it back down to an 8 or 9, but that depends on how long it remains interesting to me.
simple, but tasty.
This is one of those songs that takes a couple of listenings to really grow on you. It's good. I gave it a ten, but that's just because I think it's underrated. After a while I might mod it back down to an 8 or 9, but that depends on how long it remains interesting to me.
Sounds just like Frippertronics ..
:crashcomp: Dude! That sequencer can hold more that 2 bars of music! Beyond Boring!
elokin2141 wrote:
Absolutely love this band
If you were Amish I don't expect you'd have a computer ... or electricity, for that matter. :doh:
Hmm...this is very very diggable. Great groove.
Haven't heard these guys before, seem pretty cool, I'd like to hear more
Absolutely love this band
Driving, catchy. Uses electronics while still managing to be lush instead of souless. I like.
I like that background element which sounds like a cross between a female vocal and a theremin.