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'Geoff Rickly On The Rise Of United Nations, The Fall Of Thursday'

Posted by - 05:55 PM on 08/18/14
Tom Breihan, writing for Stereogum, on Geoff Rickly:
Things weren’t always this good for Rickly. Thursday had been spinning their wheels for a while when they finally broke up in 2011. "We used to joke around, Tucker [Rule, drummer] and I," Rickly remembers. "In between songs, he'd do this" — Rickly mimes sticking a punchcard into a machine — "and that would mean he was punching the clock that night. If the guy that’s the engine, in the middle of the band, is like, 'This is just a job,' you feel it resonate through the whole band. Alternately, sometimes, I'd be getting water and looking at him, and he'd be laughing and going, 'You are so not happy.' When you’re interfacing with the crowd, it’s hard to be the public face. You're like, ’Ugh, I have to pretend this is awesome because there are at least 10 people here who really want to see this. And tonight, I really don't want to do that.'"

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05:58 PM on 08/18/14
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That's kind of depressing.
06:02 PM on 08/18/14
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Sounds horrible.
06:14 PM on 08/18/14
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probably the best article ever about geoff
06:17 PM on 08/18/14
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That's sad to hear, but very interesting to get this perspective.
06:19 PM on 08/18/14
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Fantastic article. UN puts on an amazing live show too.
06:26 PM on 08/18/14
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This was a great read.
06:28 PM on 08/18/14
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UN isn't my cup of tea but I'm glad Geoff is happy and doing well.
06:37 PM on 08/18/14
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I was one of those 10 guys. It sucks that they weren't having fun with it.
06:42 PM on 08/18/14
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Ugh the "one of 10 guys" feel :'(
06:53 PM on 08/18/14
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I remember seeing them years ago with DEP and after DEP got off stage, a good portion of the crowd left and I felt terrible for them. Looking back, I still feel bad for them.
07:05 PM on 08/18/14
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what a read. thursday meant and still means the world to me, sucks to hear what we already basically knew in regards to the last stretch of their existence as a band. glad geoff is finding comfort in these new ventures - the UN album is amazing and i can't wait for new no devotion stuff.
07:06 PM on 08/18/14
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I remember seeing them years ago with DEP and after DEP got off stage, a good portion of the crowd left and I felt terrible for them. Looking back, I still feel bad for them.
ay, at least i got on the barricade
07:09 PM on 08/18/14
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ay, at least i got on the barricade
You were stoked on life watching them from the barricade.
07:13 PM on 08/18/14
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I remember seeing them years ago with DEP and after DEP got off stage, a good portion of the crowd left and I felt terrible for them. Looking back, I still feel bad for them.
That happened at the last show of theirs I saw where everybody left after the opener (who didn't put on near as good of a show). It was a major bummer.

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