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The Beat Goes On: Kid Millions' Favourite LPs
Luke Turner , October 16th, 2012 11:31

We look forward to Man Forever's gig with My Disco by getting the Baker's Dozen business from the gentleman Kid Millions

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About a year ago, the Quietus was at All Tomorrow's Parties in New York watching Oneida's live jam of their Ocropolis studio in a bowling alley. For hour after hour, this most mighty of American groups dragged in collaborators for a musical project of stupendous power and endurance.

Of course, Oneida is a heroic, many-limbed beast, but it's a fascinating thing to see what their magnificent drummer Kid Millions gets up to on his own and with different collaborators. Which brings us to his new project, Man Forever, who play for the Quietus at London's Lexington this week (along with other European dates - tickets here). The recent Man Forever LP for Thrill Jockey, Pansophical Cataract is based around two extended drum workouts inspired by Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music… endurance sessions of a different sort, and one which we cannot wait to see transformed live.

As Kid told us here, "I like to think I have a sense of humor and I really don't give a shit about the seriousness of things. Yes, Man Forever are as serious as a heart attack, but it's also joyful. It's about getting people together and making an extraordinary racket together." AMEN to that. And without further ado, let's take a look at the records that inspired the main man. Hit the photo below to begin.

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Rich-T
Oct 16, 2012 6:13pm

Some really interesting stuff here. As if there wouldn't be! Surprised to see Krallice in there as well.

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Rooksby
Oct 17, 2012 9:37am

I've never heard of Kid Millions before, but on the back of this splendidly all-over-the-shop selection I'll be checking out his music forthwith.

p.s. Verlaines - YES.

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Nick
Oct 17, 2012 2:00pm

In reply to Rooksby:

Oneida are worth about a week of your time - probably the best currently active band in American rock at the moment. Start with Secret Wars, then head to the 2nd disc of Rated O and then Each One Teach One, and from there go anywhere at all. Man Forever are brilliant also.

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Manish Agarwal
Oct 17, 2012 10:54pm

In reply to Nick:

Am hopelessly biased when it comes to The O but couldn't agree more! Also, let's never forget this: http://www.theonion.com/articles/concert-ruined-by-guy-enjoying-himself,1690/

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Nick
Oct 18, 2012 11:59am

In reply to @spinal_bap:

Love it.

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