Dandy Warhols News and Rumors Archive - August 2003

August 24, 2003 - Some Reading Material For You
I felt bad about not having anything significant to the site lately, so I took some time to clear up some of the back-log of material I have:

Very positive MH review from the Globe And Mail in Toronto
Article about the band from The Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Article about the band from the Sydney Morning Herald
Article about the band from Sun-Herald (Australia)
Article about the band from The Globe And Mail from Toronto. Contains information about the Black Albums release.

Even though I haven't made pages for them yet, here are some reviews of recent shows:
Review of July 31 show in Sydney
Fan review of July 31 show in Sydney
Fan review of July 31 show in Sydney
Fan review of August 1 show in Sydney

To everyone that contributed, I'm sorry I didn't directly thank you.

August 19, 2003 - Canada chart
In a day full of canadian news, here is another small item:
In the weekly singles charts, We Used To Be Friends dropped from #35 to #43.

August 19, 2003 - Canada shows - Tonight and in Sept.
Someone wrote me to ask if the Toronto show was still going on tonight, and I figured I would mention on here that all current shows scheduled are all going on as planned.

While speaking of canada, the Warhols have added a second show to Toronto when they are up there at the Opera House on Sept 8th, which sold out. The new show is Sept. 7th. look for more details later.

August 19, 2003 - Track listing for MH in US; TLH video; UK Esquire
I'm drunk (Thanks Steve), so let's make this fast.

Someone on Dandysrule2 saw the U.S. version of Welcome To The Monkey House, and here are the changes he noticed from it and the U.K. release. Mostly, it's all title changes... and for the most part, they are all titles we talked about here back in April. Here are the changed titles, with U.K. on right and U.S. on left:

The Dope (Wonderful You) => Wonderful You
I Am A Scientist => Scientist
The Dandy Warhols Love Almost Everyone => The Dandy Warhols Love Almost Anyone
Insincere Because I => Insincere
You Were The Last High => The Last High
Hit Rock Bottom => Rock Bottom
You Come In Burned => (you come in) Burned

Other material on the album is a short film by Courtney Taylor-Taylor (this is probably The End Of The Old As We Know It, but I am not sure yet) and a link to the Odditorium. Overall, not too exciting, though I totally approve of the name changes (just like I did in April).

Nate on Dandysrule2 posted a link to the video for The Last High. You can see it as part of a streaming video show at http://www.abc.net.au/broadband/... once there, click on the Rage broadcast. It is in the middle of the screen. Luckily, The Last High is the first video on the broadcast.

BUT, I do have an option for you. If you want to download a VERY poor version of the video, I made a copy of it. But be warned because of the following things: It is in avi format, it is 61mb in size, it has no sound and it sometimes isn't as smooth as silk. You can download it at:

Hopefully the official site will put the video online soon, either on the official site or in the Odditorium, because it really is, in my opinion, a gorgeous video and totally cool.

I haven't read it yet, but there is an article about the Warhols in the UK Esquire.... you can read it here. Photo shoot for it will be posted later.

August 18, 2003 - Boston review corroborated
Two other reviews on Dandysrule2 basically agreed with the earlier posted review of the show, but both of them felt it was a decent enough time overall. One account did include that possibly Godless was included in the setlist.

August 17, 2003 - Warhols fuck up Boston (by one account)
I got an early review in last night from the Boston show, and it sounds like it wasn't as special as promoted. Read all about it in this Boston show review.

Also, they covered a new Evan Dando song. Anyone who can get me the name of it will be highly appreciated.

August 16, 2003 - Conan performance now available for download
Well, thanks to a fellow fan out there, I was able to get a copy of the full performance/segment on Conan last night. I then made a version of the recording that is only just the song itself. Both versions are available here:

Full appearance - This includes Conan's introduction for the band at the beginning:

Song only - This is just the song, with Conan's introduction taken out:

To save these tracks, right click on the link and choose "save as" from the drop down menu.

The links are also on the page with the pics from the set I posted earlier:

Update (on an unrelated topic)
I have gotten a couple emails asking me why I haven't added some disks, and I figured I would address this quickly: I've felt real lazy lately. I should have the updates soon, but not sure how soon "soon" is. I do have copies of the vinyl, promo cd (2 versions), CD1 and CD2 of the single for The Last High, so I just have to type them up.

August 16, 2003 - Post Conan; RS review
I will have a recording up of the Conan appearance early next week probably. I was going to make a very low quality one (I was going to just turn my T.V. up loud, play my tape of the performance and record it through the mic on my computer. I know this is a horrible method, but like I said, it was only meant as a quick, low quality copy), but a kind soul on Dandysrule2 said they plan on doing a better version than I would have ended up with.

If you missed the performance, as I mentioned before, watch Comedy Central on Monday, when they will replay it. Check your own local listings for when it will be replayed, but I know locally for me, it is done at 6pm.

Jeff Falkenstein sent in some screenshots of the broadcast, which is highly appreciated. You can see them by going to the Conan 2003 picture page. If anyone else has any they want to send it, you can as well.

I don't remember if I mentioned it on here or not, but I was told months ago that the review for Welcome To The Monkey House in the U.S. editions of Rolling Stone and SPIN were pretty positive. Then a while back I posted one RS review that was not positive at all. Well, I am more vindicated, as the current issue of Rolling Stone has a positive review in it after all. The negative review ended up being from rollingstone.com. Anyway, here is the 3 star Rolling Stone review.

The same issue of Rolling Stone had a full-page ad for Monkey House, with two very interesting things in it. First, when listing a couple songs from the album, it has "The Last High" instead of "You Were The Last High". Possible name change for the U.S. release? Secondly, the ad says "U.S. version includes bonus material"... this is something that has been rumored about for months now, but no one has been able to really get any information about it. Hopefully this won't just be a reference to having access to The Odditorium.

Also, this week, Monkey House is the #3 album in CMJ's college album charts.

To those going to the Boston show tonight, enjoy it, you bastards. OK, I'm just jealous to not be there.

August 15, 2003 - Free admission to Boston show
J.J. on Dandysrule2 mentions that "A mr Lavin" has offered free admission to the Boston show for people who missed out on the NYC show. Not sure who Mr Lavin is, how to get ahold of him, or how to get a free pass, so I'm not really that helpful.

By the way, the Warhols will be playing "We Used To Be Friends" on Conan.

August 15, 2003 - Conan back on for tonight; KROCK, Housing Works cancelled;Plaid rescheduled.
The Conan appearance has been recheduled for tonight (August 15th), so tune in if you get a chance.

The KROCK appearance, which was set to begin in 5 minutes anyway, has been cancelled, as has the Housing Works benefit show (I've referred to it as the Book Cafe show before).

The Plaid show has been rescheduled for an undetermined date in September, around the Bowery show. This would probably have to be September 16, as it is the only date open around the Bowery shows without a lot of travelling (It could be on Sept 14th, which would be between the Boston and D.C. shows).
August 14, 2003 - Conan off; B.C. show changed
Officially, the Dandy Warhols' appearance on Conan tonight has been cancelled. Word has it a rescheduling might happen.

The Warhols are opening up for R.E.M. and Wilco in Vancouver, B.C. on August 29th at Thunderbird Stadium. Band is on at 4:50. Doors open at 3. Previously the band was slated to play their own show at the Commodore Ballroom.

August 14, 2003 - Conan reminder, assuming it happens
First a quick reminder about tonights Warhols appearance on the Conan O'Brien show, at least what is currently known (more on that in a second):

Tonight on NBC's "Tonight With Conan O'Brien" show, the Dandy Warhols will be performing. Check local listings for exact times, but as far as I know, the show is always broadcast at 12:35am to 1:35am. The band is always the last part of the show, so expect them to actually be on sometime after 1:20am or so.

If you miss the broadcast, Comedy Central repeats the Conan show tomorrow afternoon. Again, check local listings for that. I have no idea what time it is on.

Now, for the unknown variable in all this... A large section of the U.S. east coast lost power about an hour ago, as I write this. I am not sure how this will affect the Warhols performance. Conan is taped in the afternoons, and the power went out at 4pm local NYC time. There is a strong chance that the building that the show is recorded in has back-up generators, but I am not sure. Also, since there is no word on how long the power will be out (it is a problem from Canada, around Niagra Falls apparently), so that could affect things as well.

If I hear more, I will share it with you, but I doubt I will hear anything significant.

August 13, 2003 - More upcoming shows and clarification; Canada chart
There has been much debate about when the Plaid show is in New York, and the official site has seemed to finally confirm that it is Friday night, the same night as the Book Cafe show. But the official site had more surprises, in the guise of more announced shows and appearances!
August 15 - KROCK @ 2:30pm -- New York apparently, but not sure where. Website is not clear. (Friday looks to be packed!)
August 16 - WFNX @ 3pm -- Boston
August 19 - Toronto, Ontario @ The Revival... another acoustic show.
August 22 - KCRW @ 11am -- Santa Monica. This acoustic performance will be on the often-visited Morning Becomes Eclectic program.
August 22 - AOL Acoustic Sessions (same day as KCRW show)

More information later when I check up on these... such as what will be available online and where to go. The KCRW show is definitely online and is never one to be missed, but the others I know nothing about, including the AOL sessions thing.

When I got up today, I got an email from Mike up in Canada, who let me know that We Used To Be Friends was at #35 in this weeks singles charts up there. Looking at the full charts, it says that it has been in the charts (assuming the top 200 based on the chart positions shown) for 6 weeks, so I am not sure if it has been in the top 40 before, but it was described as being "new" to the top 40 and not just returning to the top 40. The past two weeks, it came in at #109 (last week) & #122 (2 weeks ago). Anyway, I now know where the Canadian charts are, so expect to be annoyed with them weekly now as well, starting probably tomorrow when the new chart comes out.

Thanks Mike!

Also, I'll try to remember to archive this page soon. It is getting way too long and taking too long to load.

August 13, 2003 - Charts
Another week, another drop.

You Were The Last High:
UK - 68 (down 34 from last week)

Welcome To The Monkey House:
Australia - 43 (down 3 from last week)

Strange that there has been no listings for the single in Australia. I've written to Dandysrule2 to see if it has in fact been released there.

Oh, and since you're curious I'm sure, the album and the single failed to chart in Irelands top 75 (though Michael Jackson did have 3 albums in the list)... nor the top 50 singles in the U.S.

August 12, 2003 - The Last High massacre; Contest
In the regular tradition of Slabtown, here is another obsessive piece for you to read. I made a small page with the lyrical differences between the two versions of The Last High, and a couple small notes. I planned on doing more, but I was coming on to update something else, so I figured I would upload it as well. To see a respresentation of the difference between the regular edit of TLH and the radio edit of TLH, go to
The Last High - Comparison

On a lighter note, on Dandysrule2, someone wrote in with a message about a contest at some site called popyoularity.com, and I figured I would mention it here, so you have the chance to win the swag. To enter the contest, where you have to give the name of DW's latest album, go to:
Popyoularity.com contest

August 10, 2003 - The Last High radio edit is a massacre
I was just doing some catch-up around my house, listening to CD's I have gotten but never listened to, and I put in one called "You Were The Last High radio edit"... and my mouth dropped. If this is the version that will be on radio, its a travesty and a massacre of a beautiful song! I'll go into more detail later (I have sent in the differences to the dandysrule2 list, so you can read them there if you want), but the major differences are that the song is almost 1 1/2 minutes shorter than the album version and literally half of the chorus is edited out... in fact most of the time, the chorus doesn't exist anymore... the part edited is of course the part that contains the word "whore". Grr

More details later, including maybe putting the file up for download.

August 8, 2003 - More Plaid tix + The Pill as well
Someone from Earlash.com wrote into the Dandysrule2 list to mention another contest for more tickets to the August 14th show at The Plaid in NYC, as well as a contest for tix to The Pill show in Boston on the 16th (for more info on getting tickets to this show, scroll down to the August 2nd news update here at Slabtown). To enter this contest, you have to answer what the first single is from Monkey House in the U.S. Since this is a contest, I won't tell you the answer, but if you have been following along, you should know what it is.

August 8, 2003 - Confirmation on show at Plaid
Got a letter from the people at Black Table about the upcoming show at Plaid in NYC (read the August 7th update below if you are confused), and the show is definitely confirmed for the 14th, which of course is the only thing that makes sense when you look at the full schedule (which you could do if some lazy ass at Slabtown would get around to updating the Upcoming Concerts page). As for the atmosphere to expect, it was described as "a really really intimate show for huge fans before the record comes out"... sounds like a great time, for sure. The actual start time is still up in the air, but if you win tickets, I am sure you will be able to find out before the show happens.

Anyone got any frequent flyer miles they would like to donate for an unnamed person in Portland to fly roundtrip to NYC.... ?

August 8, 2003 - DW/MA collaboration back on?
NME posted a story that Undercover.com.au put up, poor language and all:
The long rumoured Dandy Warhols / Massive Attack collaboration is definitely happened. Dandy Warhols frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor has confirmed to Undercover News that they have been working on the album but took a break to release their own records. He plans on getting back together with Massive Attack to finish off the project with the intention of releasing a joint album. "On and off we keep chiseling away at this sculpture we're sort of making" he tells Undercover. "Now we've both released records so we're busy on tour a lot. We played together in Holland, so we were talking about what to do and we're thinking since we've just built a new studio we should have them come to Portland and we're thinking maybe next Fall".
Massive Attack and Dandy Warhols have had an ongoing relationship over the years. Massive Attack remixed tracks for The Dandy's Godless EP in 2001. Their was also the collaboration 'House of Yes' performed together but not yet recorded.
Courtney has some other confidential news he doesn't mind blabbing. Dandy Warhols will be on Big Day Out 2004. "We don't get a break from touring until the Big Day Out" he says. "We're on the Big Day Out, although they've now told us that they don't announce it until October, they never told us ahead of time so now we're just blabbing up a storm".
by Paul Cashmere
My money is on this being a non-story and not happening anytime soon, especially given the timetable that Courtney gave for them working on it more, which is fall 2004, which would put a release date into 2005... and that's just too far into the future to really plan anything. The Warhols are touring basically steadily through the rest of this year, and Massive Attack is still doing touring for their latest album. There are just too many variables for this to actually come to be anytime soon. Courtney has also said to multiple people that the 5 tracks already done with 3-D would never see the light of day, but that doesn't really mean much I suppose overall.

But I hope I'm wrong

August 7, 2003 - Yet another NYC show, on August 14th or 15th
According to Black Table, the Warhols are playing another acoustic set on August 14th in New York, this one at Plaid. The announcement came in the form of a contest to give away a few tickets to the reported 2 hour set. If the set is as described on the homepage for the contest, it appears to be very limited and I'm not sure how else to get tickets. One problem though is that another website, crashinin.com, which appears to be more related to the club itself, lists the show as happening on the 15th. If it is on the 14th, that's the night they play Conan (which is taped earlier in the day) and if it's on the 15th, that's the day they play the benefit concert at the book cafe. I planned on checking the official DW site to see if it is mentioned on it, but as usual, the site is not working at a speed that makes it worth checking.

More later when stuff gets straightened out.

August 6, 2003 - B.C. show
Quick: The Warhols. Live. Vancouver B.C. Commodore Ballroom. August 29

August 5, 2003 - Forgot about the rest of Oz; Couple belated announcements; Charts
As the subject line says, I forgot about checking for more info from the Australia tour after the Channel V show (which I have a set-list for, along with set-list for the Metro show), so no news on that front. A quick note about the Channel V interview segment: while it was mostly pathetic, as far as info goes, Courtney did himself confirm the bands appearance at Big Day Out in January. But we already knew that.

Two items that I came across last week but forgot to mention:
You Were The Last High is apparently in the new Lara Croft movie. I first heard about this from someone on Dandysrule2, who saw the movie in a preview or something and confirmed an earlier report of it).
Following up last weeks appearance of the "Welcome To College" EP in CMJ's college charts, the album appeared again this week at #10.

With the release last week of the single for The Last High, it means a new round of charts:
UK Singles chart: The Last High @ #34 (debut on charts)
Australia album chart: MH re-enters the charts at #40.

We Used To Be Friends has been approved for corporate radio airplay starting August 11.

August 3, 2003 - Conan date change; Yet another show; new merchandise
The Conan O'Brien appearance has been changed from August 15 to August 14th, for anyone who might be trying to get standby tickets to it.

On the 15th then, there will be "an abbreviated acoustic set" at Housing Works Used Book Cafe.... this show will be a benifit for homeless folks with AIDS. Tickets go on sale at the bookstore on August 9th and are $20. More info on the website.

I was bored and looking at the official sites merchandise section, and it has changed from the shit they used to have, to much more MH-related stuff. Worth checking out if you have a few minutes. Items includes shirts and buttons that have the zippered banana regular, the black and white zippered banana and the tour shirt that says "The Dandy Warhols (heart) Almost Everyone" with a picture of a heart where i put the "(heart)"... On the negative side, they have a full lineup of sleeveless tshirts that look horrible. To browse, go to http://www.recordstore.co.uk/bluegrape/.

August 2, 2003 - another Boston show... this one a "free" acoustic
The gorgeous Devon, from Dandysrule2, mentioned a free concert coming up in Boston very soon. On August 16th, there will be an acoustic set by the band (not sure if its the full band or not) at a place called The Pill. She goes on to mention that you can get tickets for this show by 1) pre-ordering the new album from Newbury Comics, 2) winning them off WFNX or 3) winning them off the mailing list of The Pill. To get on that mailing list, email mail@thepillboston.com ....

August 1, 2003 - Aug 21 SF show; French Interview
Small update on the August 21st show in San Francisco at Popscene. The show is to be an acoustic set by all members (pretty rare actually), doors will open at 10pm and there is no extra door charge beyond regular admission. Not sure what that is though.

The second half the of the French "Black Session" Broadcast will be played August 9th at 10pm french time (that is 9pm London, 1pm West Coast U.S.). The broadcast will be at http://cache.yacast.fr/V4/franceinter/finter_launch_big_V1.html?id=finter.

I'll update the upcoming concerts page tonight or tomorrow. It's about 9 shows out of date.

August 1, 2003 - JJJ; Rest of Oz schedule;
The JJJ interview was really boring and nothing worth noting, except for one funny section where Courtney describes what he would change in the world if he was the ruler.

This is all tentative, but this is what the band has planned for the rest of their time in Australia. More might be added.

On August 3rd is the Hi Fi show.
On August 4th, live acoustic performances on both Nova 100 and Triple M.
On August 6th they are on The Panel TV show...