Saturday, February 09, 2008


One of my favorite bands of all time have broken up.
Godspeed, Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

88 comments:

Qarlieaux said...

That's the bummiest bummer in the history of bummers. D:
Let's start a tribute band.

Velvet Hysteria said...

Agreed, qarlieaux.

The biggest bummer to date.

Haras said...

Dayumm.

It seems like a lot of bands have broken up in the past year. And go figure, most of the ones that break up are good. Leaving us with the shit bands.

And for the record, M.I.A should be winning that poll.

exorcist emma said...

God Speed you! is a great band. . .most people on here don't even know who they are, and act all sad. Douches.

That picture looks like the outside of my house right now because it is snowing like hell where I live. (haha snowing like hell)

Nat said...

wow that sucks. will chocolate help ease the pain?

She Sees Light said...

FUCK!

There goes all my dreams.

Mr. Heater said...

Bummer, man.

I remember the feeling when I learnt one of my fave bands broke up. My condolences. I think I misspelled that.

JXH

Elizabeth said...

Really ? wow... sorry cause was one of your favourite bands... ,i guess i'll be sad if someday i see one of my favourite bands broking up...

anyway i'm also surprised that now i've posted one of the first comments wich it's just too bad ,cause i'm not smart enough to make a decent post :P...

Frilly Hats. said...

My reaction was most understandably marked by a gasp and followed by a fair exclamation of NO.

Terrible really, huge bummer.

devin said...

omg rly? wow. they're pretty great. :'[

Endlessly Immortal said...

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Sarah the Goblin Queen said...

Jade...say it isn't so! How sad, no more amazing and moving music from them. I listen to Moya, Gathering Storms and Terrible Canyons of Static EVERY night to relax, tonight will be rather sad. I feel a tribute tat forming in my mind...

kombucha said...

man, that's the second band this week (that i know of at least). who's next?

HAZEL!theROCK. said...

-screams dramatically-

D:

Saddened.

They're a great band.

propelwave said...

wow that stinks!!!

Dr. Tobor said...

they is not done, they's on hiatus. in the meantime we still have Valley of Giants. Brendan and Charles keep that shit fresh... for the most part.

Katie ;] said...

I give you my sympathies :[

That would be bogus if one of my favorite bands broke up.

*points*

O.O

Now I feel REALLY bad, since i put myself in that situation.

Not Your Typical Mama said...

Oh, that sucks. I was just getting into them. I feel like an ass. O_o

Windmagician124 said...

Yeah... Complete bummer...

Aska said...

I'm told to listen to them... I should now...

But still that's awful. >.< I hate it when things like that happen.

stella said...

I really hope you got to see them live. I felt horrible when Steve left Placebo and I never got to see them due to circumstances.

Qarlieaux said...

Emma the Exorcist must also be psychic. Or makes assumptions.
ANYWAY...

Christa said...

yeah, that sucks a lot.
One of my absolute favorite bands broke up in 2006. It's always the good ones, isn't it?

Buuni said...

. . .I saw the album cover and then five seconds later, my hopes and dreams were crushed.

It's a real shame that the War in Iraq was a factor in this.

What a tragic day.

awokennightmare said...

Aw...

Not that I was much of a fan. But it's always sort-of sad when a band breaks up.

jbfjbfjbf said...

shit!

Cherol said...

Are you serious!?
GUH.
That's very sad.
I took down my Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven poster last week, I hope it wasn't a jinx.

That sucks.

powerwentout said...

i saw this on the boards and was immediately bummed :(
and then i thought about your tattoo and got momentarily sadder.

This time imperfect said...

I understand how you´re feeling at this moment :(

Somnambulist Prose said...

Thanks for being my newscast Jade, cuz I hadn't heard about this yet. And another one bites the dust. =(

The caustics won't caustic for me said...

Yeah, I haven't heard any of their stuff that I am aware of: I'm bad with names, but, anywho I remember when my one of my favorite bands broke up so I smell what you're stepping in.

Miraenda said...

exorcist emma said -- "God Speed you! is a great band. . .most people on here don't even know who they are, and act all sad. Douches."

Woah, a whole 3 people above you were the most? :P

Yes, I do not know this band at all, but it's too bad they broke up, since obviously they will be missed by several people. Sorry guys for that happening. Maybe, in 10 years they'll reunite and do tributes or new albums? I never thought Styx would get back together, but they did. So hope is not lost.

I'll check out their stuff, although now I'm gonna be bummed if I do end up liking them lol

Veronica said...

"Efrin Menuck declared that the band had become untenable due to "an existential freakout" relating to the Iraq war."
I read about the split on NME.com.
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allmylove said...

Oh no
:'(
that is bad news
I will have a moment of silence for this heartbreaking news
but hope your are doing well dearest


<3

Mina said...

hell no! ='( I liked them a lot too.. moya's one of best things eva.. <3
>(//)<

Karlye said...

OH SHIT.

That really sucks, I really like Godspeed and was really starting to get into them. I'm so sorry Jade, this must be really tough for you. Hope you'll be alright.

said...


aww bummer :/
they were pretty gnarly!

Princess Niko said...

sucks,sucks,sucks...

and Steve Hewitt left Placebo!!! it's a tragedy too!!! -or more bigger =P-

camilla said...

Ugh, that does suck a lot... They had some great songs, I must admit. Did you get to see them?

<3

This Girl said...

Shit really?? Absolute bummer.
Adored their stuff that I've heard.

kirstin said...

noooooo! :(

Lucy said...

that sux. :( why did they break up? they were a great band.

lillylie said...

alas .
on a lighter note i just noticed nin have 666 votes right now.which reminds me of something i recently found out about that number:its not the number of the beast.apparently its 616 but was changed buy a monk while translating,for reasons best known to himself.so all the countries who have changed their bus route numbers ect have done it in vain(in russia one was changed from 666 to 616).
poor slayer.
that said its still funny that a recent bill put forward in the uk proposing to sever the link between the church and the state was no.666.

lillylie said...

that was a public service announcement on behalf of lillylies dinner party conversation LDT. xxx

Anonymous said...

that sucks they were one of my favorite bands

Nick May said...

I thought they broke up in like... 99 or something. A friend of mine saw one of their shows and said it was amazing.. kind of.. sit around in a circle and absorb.. Jealous :|

Sarizzle said...

Oh, god, no.

I fall asleep to their music every night. It's a habit for me now; I dread to think what my insomniatic life would be like without them. Nothing else clears my mind quite like East Hastings. I'm sorry you never got to see them live Jade, I know you wanted to. At least they've left behind some truly phenomenal stuff.

Oh, but I am glad I read this on your blog.. The tremendous excitement of a new entry dulls the shock. <3 Thanks.

whitegillis said...

Nooooo! I didn't even get the opportunity to see them live yet :(

Anonymous said...

that sucks i never got to see them in concert :(

Anne the Pirate Queen said...

What? NO! I love them too!

katy said...

Aww fuck.
This is sad news. But I am glad I found out, and from you. Cause otherwise I would have found out in a month or two and be crushed even more.
It's a good thing their previous music is so good, and never gets old. Otherwise this would be even more devastating.

sims said...

cheer up! here's some more baby don'ts.

http://www.c00lstuff.com/
1133/Do_s_and_don_ts_with_babies/

Anonymous said...

OH SHIT! i'm so glad you told me.

dengggg.

Sie.a.naa said...

All Good Things Come To An End.

Courtney the Mighty said...

"o crafty canadians!
quit playing games with my heart!"

~ oscar wilde

kathavokx said...

Wow. That's terrible. I'm sorry to hear that, Jade.
AFI being my favourite band, I think I'd die if you guys broke up.
So... Don't break up.

liebling said...

Aww, yes, I remember you mentioning them a few times. Don't you even have a tattoo related to them?

It sucks when bands you love split up. =(

Fluffo said...

NO.






(I'll have a crying boyfriend on the phone once I relay the message. Let this be your inspiration to keep AFI un-broken up.)

mandaaa said...

Such a shame. Dead Flag Blues was sheer brilliance.

I said, "Kiss me, you're beautiful.."

...and we fell into it, like a daydream. Or a fever.

Beautiful.

ciao amelie said...

OH HELL NAW!!!

emily said...

lies! gy!be is still alive.

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/48600-godspeed-still-on-hiatus-not-completely-broken-up

"When contacted by Pitchfork, Menuck gave the following statement via Silver Mt. Zion's publicist:

'The Drowned in Sound thing is a misquote, I'm in the middle of dealing with it now. It's true, Godspeed hasn't existed for years, we've been on permanent hiatus since 2002. If and when we do call it quits permanently, it won't be because of the Iraq war.'"

Anonymous said...

Thats really bad and they were a great band too.

samedge said...

Dayamn.

I wanted to see them live so bad too.


Bahhhhhh.
You know, for every Godspeed You! Black Emperor that breaks up, a My Chemical Romance tribute band starts up...

>.<

Anonymous said...

NO!!!!
I loved them!!! That's just harsh!

pirate said...

this sucks so much...

D:

GLASS MUSEUM!!

Bailey said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. They really do put out great music, but I know you like them much more (hence the tattoo) Psh, now I'm bummed out too.

stolencatharsis said...

You just ruined my day off from Cirque with that.

:(

Anonymous said...

I read about that on the boards!
very sad :(

Jesska said...

Well... that just sucks oxygen from trees for marbles...

Dru said...

Aaaww, I'm sorry. We know how much you love them.

Kayli Puget said...

Jade,
I find it hilarious that people are still posting comments on your answer entry. Somehow I think they can't read, or are too stupid to figure out what "Don't Post Here" means.
And I love that someone's bitching and moaning calling someone a "fangirl" but has remained anonymous.
No one uses the term "fangirl" unless they're crap.


Anyway, Jade, I hope you're taking the loss well XD
Love and all that jazz. xx

Sarah said...

I know!!! Jade, it's so sad. I loved them.
...
*sigh*

Abre Los Ojos said...

Definitely sucks, but I don't know about you, but I'm not surprised. Kind of saw it coming.

Volt said...

Well, atleast they gave it a good run. There's still Set Fire To Flames. :D?

Lacy Cherie said...

I'm sorry Jade :[ I know that's gotta suck.

kate said...

wow that must sux, i don't know what i would do if afi split up.

The Samwich said...

Dammit.

'Tis extremely sad. They too were one of my favourite bands.

We will FOREVER remember them!

<3 The Samwich

Anonymous said...

WOW. That's so ridiculously shitty.

I always felt that if the world were to end, godspeed would be blasting in the background.

piggy said...

nooooooooo!

=(

patchoulistink said...

hmm i guess it's never too late -so,where should i start off w/ g!ybe?

Jaclyn said...

Aww =[. Don't worry, I'll send a box of tissues if needed, most likely I'll need them also since Godspeed You! Black Emperor was an amazing band..... now there is really no hope of them making new material. Many bands seem to be breaking up these days =/.

kati? said...

If you look it up on Wiki, it says that an interview misquoted them, and that they are still together!

So don't be sad!
:D

Anonymous said...

That's horrible! I was listening to Moya when i read that :.(

Joliee Star said...

If Green Day ever split I would die.

They're my numero uno band for sure. Can't wait for the new album.

But yes, condolences my friend.
Eurgh, I figure I spelt that wrong.

•VJESCI• said...

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/48600-godspeed-still-on-hiatus-not-completely-broken-up

Α: Planet-Originated :Ω said...

Why do great bands always break up the minute I discover them?

Nish said...

this sucks now there really isnt much good music to listen to