Our Lady Peace

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    Registriert seit: 20.07.2002

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    Warum sind OUR LADY PEACE in Deutschland eigentlich so gut wie unbekannt ?
    Ich meine…die Band macht hervorragende Musik…mit allem drum und dran…die Lyrics sind unheimlich gut und musikalisch kann man onehin nichts dagegen haben.

    Also was meint ihr…was fehlt OUR LADY PEACE zu einer erfolgreichen Band ?


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      #494693  | PERMALINK


      Registriert seit: 08.07.2002

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      Also was meint ihr…was fehlt OUR LADY PEACE zu einer erfolgreichen Band ?

      Dass jemand die Band kennt.

      Gruß Volker


      Die meiste Zeit geht dadurch verloren, dass man nicht zu Ende denkt. Alfred Herrhausen (1930-89)
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      Also die Band ist schon bekannt , denke ich !

      Kannst ja mal die Homepage besuchen :



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      Registriert seit: 11.07.2002

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      @ Athenaeum
      Mir sagt die Band auch nichts. Vielleicht solltest Du sie uns erst einmal mit ein paar einleitenden und erklärenden Worten vorstellen. Ansonsten wird sich an ihrem Unbekanntheitsgrad wohl nicht viel ändern.


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      Gerne doch ;)

      Hier einmal die Biografie von der offiziellen Homepage :

      OLP has seen a year full of triumph and change since the release of ‚Spiritual Machines‘ in March of 2001. The group spent much of the year touring North America, writing and recording tracks for ‚Gravity‘ – their fifth record – and experienced a quantum evolution in their sound by adopting both a new production team and guitarist. During the past year, Our Lady Peace earned numerous honors, topping the nominations at both the Juno Awards and the MuchMusic Video Awards.

      After the success of ‚Spiritual Machines‘ OLP decided to take a new approach to recording by enlisting the services of producer Bob Rock (Metallica) and mixer Randy Staub (POD/Nickelback) to bring a more simple, aggressive sound to ‚Gravity.‘ To avoid distraction, the band took off for the sunny, secluded beaches of Maui and began recording at Rock’s Plantation Studios – located on a hill over an ancient native burial ground. (Jeremy Taggart – the group’s resident „spiritual advisor” – will confirm a ghostly otherworldly presence on the hill.)

      „Leaving Toronto and holing up in a beach house in Maui was a very important step for us,“ explains Duncan. „We lived, ate, and breathed music together away from all distractions.“ Echoing that sentiment, Jeremy observed that „Bob has a gifted set of ears and he was able to take the best things about each of us and pull everything together.“ The band members would wake up in the morning to surf the incredible Maui beaches and use the afternoon, evening and nighttime hours to work on ‚Gravity.‘

      Recorded over the course of ten weeks (the quickest of any OLP album), using the same guitars and amps Rock used to record Metallica and the Cult, Gravity captures the power, energy and spirit of OLP’s live shows. For those into rock trivia – OLP also utilized some of the other vintage gear in Rock’s studio including an amp used by Pete Townsend and the guitar Billy Duffy played in the Cult’s „She Sells Sanctuary“ video.

      OLP vocalist Raine Maida shared his bandmate’s feeling of creative rejuvenation. „Bob has a great passion for music that is infectious,“ he says. „Between his constant pushing and the addition of Steve Mazur, our new guitarist, the band experienced a rebirth.“

      In the midst of the Christmas holiday 2001, longtime OLP guitarist Mike Turner and the band amicably separated. With the recording of ‚Gravity‘ temporarily on hold, the band met with fellow musicians and friends and screened thousands of video taped submissions in order to find a replacement guitarist. „We were overwhelmed with the response to our search,“ says Duncan. „We received tapes, videos, DVDs and CDs from as far away as Australia and Japan. „It was inspiring to see how many incredible musicians were out there,“ Raine adds.

      In the end, Our Lady Peace decided upon guitarist Steve Mazur – a Detroit, MI, native – and invited him to Maui to help them finish the album. After a blistering first audition with Bob Rock, the members of Our Lady Peace knew Steve was the perfect choice. „Steve is the guitar player that fit like a glove,“ says Raine. „He has a solid understanding of our music and shares our appreciation for the new directions the OLP sound is heading.“ In early April 2002, Our Lady Peace formally announced the addition of the band’s new member. „I am really excited and I have always been a fan of the band,“ Steve exclaims. „This opportunity is a dream-come-true.“

      The magical atmosphere created by Our Lady Peace and Bob Rock in Hawaii can be felt in each of the songs on Gravity. ““Innocent” is one of my favorite tracks on the record,” Raine confesses. „I wrote this song over a year ago and I was originally hesitant to play it for the band, but once we got into the studio and began working with Bob we were able to make it an Our Lady Peace song.

      „Bob was so amazing at turning ideas that we might never have thought would work into powerful songs,“ Raine continues. „He was also reluctant to give up on certain tracks. “Made of Steel” was cut three separate times during the sessions. It wasn’t until the third attempt that we all realized that we had captured something special. The song “Do You Like It” was actually cut after we had mixed most of the record in Vancouver, BC with Randy Staub. We had gone back to Maui to finish some small details on the last two songs to be mixed and – lo and behold! – a new song was born and recorded.“

      Noch ein Text…von www.artistdirect.com :

      In the brief 14 months between the release of Our Lady Peace’s third album and their new disc, Spiritual Machines, this was one busy band. Two national tours of Canada were slotted in along with extensive U.S. and European gigs. Appearances at everything from the MuchMusic Video Awards to the Juno Awards were scheduled in between webchats, side projects and a little extracurricular reading. In fact, the array of events and experiences that were packed into 14 short months go a long way in explaining the creative spark that fuels Our Lady Peace’s latest offering: Spiritual Machines.

      The album title is taken from Ray Kurzweil’s book, „The Age of Spiritual Machines – When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence.“ Our Lady Peace guitarist Mike Turner stumbled upon this book and quickly became inspired by Kurzweil’s words. Author Ray Kurzweil is also the inventor of some of today’s most compelling technology, including the Kurzweil Reading Machine, the Kurzweil synthesizer and advanced speech recognition. „The Age of Spiritual Machines“ describes a world where the line between humanity and technology fades, and the computer ultimately becomes our teacher, companion and lover in a blur of man meets machine.

      The energy Mike derived from reading Ray Kurzweil’s work led to vocalist and lyricist Raine Maida’s eventual investigation of the book. Since then, both drummer Jeremy Taggart and bassist Duncan Coutts have been absorbing Kurzweil’s ideas through Mike and Raine’s fascination with the book. Kurzweil’s impact is evident in the title of Our Lady Peace’s new album, but also with the band’s work itself.

      „Lyrically, this album is about finding the spirituality within ourselves,“ explains Raine. The lyrics that Raine brought to this new record draw upon many of Ray Kurzweil’s theories. The ideas found on Spiritual Machines hint at the blurring distinction between humans and computers. „The lyrics for the track `In Repair‘ focus upon how people tend to treat each other as machines in our day-to-day life. We really need to take stock and focus our energy towards those in our lives that matter. Sometimes it seems as if we need an oil change,“ concedes Raine.

      Mike explains his initial interest in Kurzweil „set the mental framework among us as a band for the recording of this album.“ To even further this Kurzweil connection, the band contacted Ray Kurzweil and a correspondence developed. The band found the author to be „wonderfully approachable.“ In fact, Kurzweil even appears on the album to contribute some of his own readings.

      Our Lady Peace were absorbing Ray Kurzweil’s words while they crossed Canada on their national arena tour last fall. „It was during this tour that I began to write some new songs,“ explains Raine. „Once we returned home from this tour we headed directly into the studio and began to record what became Spiritual Machines.“

      This recording session was interrupted when the band kicked off Our Lady Peace’s Summersault, with The Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, finger eleven, A Perfect Circle and others. Summersault was conceived and organized by the band’s four members in 1998 and rolled out across Canada for a second time this past summer. „Being surrounded every day by some of our favourite artists and witnessing some incredible performances helped further the creative process towards the completion of Spiritual Machines,“ reflects Raine. „Summersault mixed with Kurzweil’s thoughts really inspired us to get back into the studio and finish this album,“ he explains.

      After Summersault the band returned to the studio with producer Arnold Lanni in Toronto. Raine stepped in as co-producer on this album, which marks a new creative step for Our Lady Peace. The band also enlisted Brendan O’Brien (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam) to mix this album. „It was an amazing experience working with Brendan, someone who immediately understood what we were trying to do and was able to capture exactly how we heard this album,“ says Raine.

      On this record a strange twist of fate and an unfortunate mugging incident made it difficult for Our Lady Peace drummer Jeremy to complete the recording sessions for Spiritual Machines. „Basically, I was in a position where I couldn’t play. We still had two more songs that were left to record and I definitely wasn’t going to be able to play,“ explains Jeremy. Fortunately, long-time friend Matt Cameron, drummer of Pearl Jam, happened to be passing through Toronto during that critical week of recording and volunteered to fill in on the tracks „Right Behind You (Mafia)“ and „Are You Sad.“ Multi-instrumentalist Jamie Edwards continues his relationship with Our Lady Peace as he plays throughout this entire album.

      The story of Our Lady Peace began in 1993 when the band cut three demos (including their smash hit „Starseed“) with producer Arnold Lanni in his Toronto studio. Those demos quickly led to a deal with Sony Music. The band’s first album, Naveed (released on Relativity in the U.S.), generated the Top 10 Modern Rock and Active Rock hit, „Starseed.“ Following this release, Our Lady Peace toured incessantly, performing more than 400 shows to over half-a-million fans.

      The band’s second album, Clumsy, was released in 1997 and entered the sales charts at #1. The album has since gone on to sell more than 900,000 copies in Canada and some 2 million copies worldwide. Clumsy, contained four Top 10 singles – „Superman’s Dead,“ „Clumsy,“ „Automatic Flowers“ and „4am.“ Following the release of Clumsy, Our Lady Peace spent 18 months touring, including a sold out arena tour in Canada and headlining dates in the U.S. at Europe. In August 1998, Our Lady Peace launched Summersault, a multi-band touring festival. The initial Summersault tour featured Our Lady Peace, Garbage, Crystal Method, Sloan, Eve 6 and Fuel. Our Lady Peace also went on to win two 1998 Juno Awards and two MuchMusic Video Awards.

      Happiness… Is Not A Fish That You Can Catch was released in 1999 to widespread critical and popular acclaim. Featuring the hit singles „One Man Army,“ „Is Anybody Home?“ and „Thief,“ this album continued Our Lady Peace’s success on alternative radio and went Top 10 on Billboard’s Modern Rock Charts. Happiness… is the second release from Our Lady Peace to debut at #1 on the Canadian album sales charts. This album has currently surpassed triple platinum certification in Canada. Following this release Our Lady Peace embarked on their second sold-out national arena tour, joined in celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Woodstock Music Festival and re-launched their own festival tour, Summersault. This past year, Our Lady Peace performed to over 750,000 fans in Canada alone. Our Lady Peace was honoured at the 2000 MuchMusic Video Awards with two People’s Choice Awards for „Favourite Canadian Group“ and „Favourite Canadian Video.“

      Ray Kurzweil’s ideas lit a creative spark within Our Lady Peace and Spiritual Machines is the demonstration of a band on fire. The band’s passion and ideas throughout this album will take their fans through Happiness…, into the future and beyond.



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