Rowland S. Howard

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Re: Rowland S. Howard

Post by andy_tchp » Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:41 pm

Yes, October 27 (as I said up there ^) :)

Really looking forward to seeing it, especially on the big screen at a real cinema.
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Re: Rowland S. Howard

Post by irish_punk13 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:31 pm

I love Rowland's work. His solo work is genius, and I don't know how anyone can not respect him for being one of the only guitarists that could have sounded right with Nick Cave in the Birthday party. :-* :-*

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Post by BlixaFan » Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:12 pm

blacktiger wrote:There's also an RSH anthology on the way from Liberation.
do you have more info on this?! :w00t:

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Post by blacktiger » Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:58 pm

Liberation Music is currently assembling a deluxe anthology of Rowland's work to be released in the first quarter of 2012. Containing works from all aspects of Rowland's career, this deluxe vinyl set will include tracks by The Boys Next Door, The Birthday Party, Crime and the City Solution, These Immortal Souls, as well as Rowland's solo work and a number of very special collaborations. The Deluxe anthology will be packaged with a book including essays, liner notes and photographs.
http://www.liberation.com.au/news/47/ro ... film-vinyl
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Re: Rowland S. Howard

Post by andy_tchp » Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:18 am

I saw the Autoluminescent film on Sunday night - highly recommended, lots of great footage, and brilliant seeing Rowland singing 'Shivers' with Nick Cave playing guitar (his Ibanez? Explorer copy) as the Boys Next Door. He obviously touched a lot of people personally (as well as musically obviously) in his all-too-brief life.

For .au readers it's still on at Palace Cinemas http://www.palacecinemas.com.au/movies/autoluminescent/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - not sure if it's being shown anywhere else.
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Post by BlixaFan » Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:42 pm

blacktiger wrote:
Liberation Music is currently assembling a deluxe anthology of Rowland's work to be released in the first quarter of 2012. Containing works from all aspects of Rowland's career, this deluxe vinyl set will include tracks by The Boys Next Door, The Birthday Party, Crime and the City Solution, These Immortal Souls, as well as Rowland's solo work and a number of very special collaborations. The Deluxe anthology will be packaged with a book including essays, liner notes and photographs.
http://www.liberation.com.au/news/47/ro ... film-vinyl
thanks so much!
i can't wait to see the film, eventually...

also, i saw this image on the film's webpage...and i just love it...

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Post by Loco3 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:43 am

andy_tchp wrote:I saw the Autoluminescent film on Sunday night - highly recommended, lots of great footage, and brilliant seeing Rowland singing 'Shivers' with Nick Cave playing guitar (his Ibanez? Explorer copy) as the Boys Next Door. He obviously touched a lot of people personally (as well as musically obviously) in his all-too-brief life.
Dang! I just missed it in my area last weekend.

That guitar (the only other one he ever played) was indeed an Ibanez, but it was a reverse body Firebird, I ended up with it for a year or two. He got rid of it because it wasn't treble-y enough, (it had the original mini humbuckers in it) I re'wired the p/ups with a series/parallel switch each and he was amazed at how much brighter it was with the coils in parallel. (I sold it to a friend to buy a Burns Bison.)

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Re: Rowland S. Howard

Post by elektrovac » Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:27 am

Good thread... RSH was a big influence on me picking up the guitar and playing offset Fenders. Great songwriter and singer too. Only saw him live once, with These Immortal Souls in 1987. Me being 17 years old and in total awe. It was a fantastic gig.

There's a lot of footage from his funeral at youtube. His Jaguar was up there with the coffin in the centre of the church or chapel, but at the end when the coffin is taken out, it is gone. I wonder if he was buried with it. Seems appropriate...

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Post by BlixaFan » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:27 pm

just a heads up for those in Australia. Autoluminescent is supposed to be broadcast this week on ABC2. Wed 25th Jan, 9.30pm it seems :)

watch it for all those who haven't seen it over in North America..like me 8)

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Post by BlixaFan » Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:36 pm

props to you good sir! thanks for that!! never heard it before :w00t:

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Re: Rowland S. Howard

Post by blacktiger » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:54 am

FYI for the non-Australian fans out there, you can pre-order the Autoluminescent DVD from JB Hi-Fi:

http://www.jbhifionline.com.au/dvd/auto ... ent/658332
my vinyl weighs a ton

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Re: Rowland S. Howard

Post by ChrisFFTA » Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:02 am

BlixaFan wrote:just a heads up for those in Australia. Autoluminescent is supposed to be broadcast this week on ABC2. Wed 25th Jan, 9.30pm it seems

watch it for all those who haven't seen it over in North America..like me
Watching it right now. ;)

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Re: Rowland S. Howard

Post by RuffiansFC » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:11 am

i was once in the live band for a guy named Hank El Diablo, who is very much influenced by nick cave. ok, he ripped him off. i'd always joke that we were a bad seeds tribute group. there was a song he had us play where i'd basically torture a guitar to get as much crazy sound as possible. when it came time to play the song during my last show for him, i used a guitar i had with a microphonic pickup where i could scream into it like isaac brock from modest mouse and started singing the chorus to blundertown. i think he thought it was great at first, but i guess he got mad as i kept doing it for about a minute and he cut the song short.

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Re: Rowland S. Howard

Post by BlixaFan » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:57 am

ChrisFFTA wrote:
BlixaFan wrote:just a heads up for those in Australia. Autoluminescent is supposed to be broadcast this week on ABC2. Wed 25th Jan, 9.30pm it seems

watch it for all those who haven't seen it over in North America..like me
Watching it right now.
awesome. it's also on the abc website http://www.abc.net.au/iview/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; but unfortunately I can't view that either. i wonder if it's downloadable? ;)

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