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Bic Runga aka Music that goes against everything I usually listen to

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Spike, Jan 6, 2004.

  1. Spike

    Spike Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 31, 2002 Messages: 1,033 Likes Received: 4
    Ok, I dunno what the fuck is up with me.

    Here are my usual music tastes:

    Progressive metalish style stuff:
    Spiral Architect
    Gordian Knot

    Hardcorish stuff
    Inside Out
    Poison The Well

    Stuff that's still heavy, but a bit more melodic
    A Perfect Circle
    The Gathering

    US and UK Hip hop
    [all sorts of stuff here, mainly underground with some exceptions]

    And then

    Bic Runga

    I first heard the song "Sway" played at some house party I was at, and due to a cocktail of cocktails and various other substances (e.g. breadcrumbs), it got me the closest to crying I have been in years.

    So I went and downloaded the album, and I just find it beautiful. I know nothing about Bic Runga, whether it's the name of the band or the singer, where they're from etc, just that I really like the girl's voice and the songs. And it goes against EVERYTHING else that I listen to. It's not heavy, it isn't bouncing... it's... almost... pop.

    And that just confuses me like hell. It's the only remotely pop thing I can tolerate, and I don't just tolerate it, I love it.

    Anyone else suffer from these random music tastes, or have anything to say about Bic Runga?
  2. Telo

    Telo Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 3, 2003 Messages: 4,164 Likes Received: 37
  3. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 22,906 Likes Received: 113
    isn't bic runga that chick from new zealand with fucked up teeth?
  4. Spike

    Spike Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 31, 2002 Messages: 1,033 Likes Received: 4
    Well, I finally bothered to type Bic Runga into google.

    Would seem Bic Runga is name of the girl, and not the band.

    Couldn't find any pictures of her smiling, so can't comment on the teeth.


    To be honest, I couldn't give a fuck what she looks like, I just like the music. It taps straight into my emotional baggage area.
  5. zen

    zen New Jack

    Joined: Sep 20, 2001 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 0
    The title of the song 'sway' comes from a peice of graffiti she saw in Auckland, New Zealand.

    Bet you didnt know that huh?
  6. Spike

    Spike Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 31, 2002 Messages: 1,033 Likes Received: 4
    No, now I do.

    You got a picture of the piece?
  7. zen

    zen New Jack

    Joined: Sep 20, 2001 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 0
    Nah, just heard it in some interview with her. She was big in NZ for a while, sort of local girl makes good sort of thing. But umm, sorry to disapoint you.
  8. bis1

    bis1 New Jack

    Joined: Jun 16, 2003 Messages: 35 Likes Received: 0
    her teeth are buetiful. she got the name 'sway' from a tag she saw in ireland on a bridge.