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This is This 30th Fan Project... Contributions

Postby payback3000 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:29 am

If you are one of tge many PWEI fans who consider This Is This to be your favourite PWEI album or the band best or most groundbreaking...

I’m looking for some wonderful words to contribute to a possible fan project in 2019.

Can you remember the first time you heard 'This Is The Day, This Is The Hour…This Is This!'?

Whether on the day of its original UK release of May 1st 1989…or as a later discovery…. can you clearly remember the day you bought it and first played it (I can) …what impact did it have on you? Did it change your musical tastes forever, inspire you to start a band or lead you down the road of discovery (who are Renegade Soundwave? Who’s Alan Moore? Why does he know the score?) or just clean blow your mind with its audio and visual barrage of information?

In short – what does this album mean to you?

If anyone wants to take the time to compose something and is happy for it to possibly be published in some way, then get scribbling. No rush so, take time to gather your thoughts and stir up some memories…

PM me your words sometime, when or if you have any!
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Postby SuperFrank » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:50 am

Sadly I can't remember. It would have been on the day of release but can't think much beyond that. I remember thinking Inject Me was amazing, probably until I played the other side and heard Not Now James.

My copy is pretty rare, it's the gatefold but came with the bonus of missing a lyric sheet.
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Postby payback3000 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:46 pm

There was a replacement programme to obtain the inners. Have the gatefold- my old battered one I got on day if release plus a minty spare.
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Postby russelldempsey » Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:02 pm

payback3000 wrote:There was a replacement programme to obtain the inners. Have the gatefold- my old battered one I got on day if release plus a minty spare.


Why does it smell minty?
Did you keep it in your wallet? :twisted:
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Postby Stubborn Puppet » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:36 pm

I do remember the first time I heard it, and the second, and the third... but I'm not sure my words amount to squat.

I do not know how or why, but a friend of mine had the cassette and told me I had to hear it.
I was really big into punk at the time, and had just started to explore artists on the fringe of the genre like Foetus, Neubauten and Skinny Puppy. When he played "This is This" for me... I really didn't know what the hell to think. I wanted to hate it. I actually did hate it (there are a couple of songs on there I still do hate) but it had some undeniable quality in it that kept me coming back - like a guys first beer is truly disgusting, but you feel like you want to try another one anyhow.
Next thing I knew, I somehow owned a copy of the tape myself... and kept making people listen to it... just to see what they thought.
Then, Cure for Sanity dropped and the rest is history - a fan to the bloody end.
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Postby russelldempsey » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:20 pm

Stubborn Puppet wrote:I do remember the first time I heard it, and the second, and the third... but I'm not sure my words amount to squat.

I do not know how or why, but a friend of mine had the cassette and told me I had to hear it.
I was really big into punk at the time, and had just started to explore artists on the fringe of the genre like Foetus, Neubauten and Skinny Puppy. When he played "This is This" for me... I really didn't know what the hell to think. I wanted to hate it. I actually did hate it (there are a couple of songs on there I still do hate) but it had some undeniable quality in it that kept me coming back - like a guys first beer is truly disgusting, but you feel like you want to try another one anyhow.
Next thing I knew, I somehow owned a copy of the tape myself... and kept making people listen to it... just to see what they thought.
Then, Cure for Sanity dropped and the rest is history - a fan to the bloody end.


My sister made me listen to the Poppies for the fist time, and I wanted to dislike them as she had discovered them not me :)
It was so infectious though (pun intended) that I had to love them. Ended up going to see them with my sister. She's younger than me, so I should have known better. It was when the Looks or the Lifestyle came out, so nowt to do with the release of This Is This, but I obviously went back and bought the back catalogue. I was hooked on Wise Up! Sucker and listened to it over and over. Def.Con.One was a favourite for about a week before it became 'popular'. Otherwise, I can only echo the OP, making other people listen to PWEI becomes your life's mission :) And Jesus Jones heh heh heh.
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