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  Elastica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Elastica were a Britpop band who were popular in the 1990s, formed by Justine Frischmann after leaving Suede in 1991.
Elastica were able to garner better American sales than other Britpop bands, replacing Sinéad O'Connor on Lollapalooza in 1995.
Elastica's song "Connection" was used in May 2004 in Garnier television commercials, and was also used as the theme of Trigger Happy TV.
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 Ficus elastica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ficus elastica, also called the rubber fig, rubber tree, rubber plant, or Indian rubber tree is a species of plant in the fig genus, native to northeast India (Assam), south to Indonesia (Sumatra and Java).
It is a large tree in the banyan group of figs, growing to 30-40 m (rarely up to 60 m) tall, with a stout trunk up to 2 m diameter, with an irregular trunk which develops aerial and buttressing roots to anchor it in the soil and help support heavy branches.
Ficus elastica is grown around the world as an ornamental plant, outside in frost-free climates from the tropical to the Mediterranean and inside in colder climates as a houseplant.
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 The Universal - Artists - Elastica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Elastica's brief, angular and catchy punk rock became a hit on both sides of the Atlantic in 1995.
Elastica released their first single, the roaring three-chord, two-minute punk rocker "Stutter," at the end of 1993.
Like Oasis, Elastica managed to have a hit single in America with "Connection;" the single was a major modern rock radio hit, as well as reaching the Top 60 on the singles chart.
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 VH1.com : Elastica : Biography
Like Oasis, Elastica managed to have a hit single in America with "Connection"; the single was a major modern rock radio hit, as well as reaching the Top 100 on the singles chart.
Elastica continued to make headway in America by replacing Sinead O'Connor on the 1995 Lollapalooza tour, although the group suffered a blow when Holland announced her exit from the lineup.
A follow-up LP was years in the making, and Elastica's future was the subject of considerable media speculation; in the spring of 1999 Matthews quit as well, although Holland soon returned to the fold, joining new guitarist Paul Jones as well as keyboardists Dave Bush and Mew.
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That Elastica use Wire as a starting point is perfectly fine with me! Our heroine's troubles with heroin meant that her muse was killed as quickly as it came, but she left behind a very nice monument to the sounds of agitated punk girl group rock - circa mid 1990s (now a decade old).
Elastica's song "Line Up" is a similar too-close-for-comofort "homage" of Wire's song "I am the Fly." andlt;br /andgt; andlt;br /andgt;There was even a lawsuit in the 90's which resulted in a substantial out of court settlement in favor of Wire.
Elastica managed 7 sessions for Radio One during their career up to 1999, of which four were for John Peel's programme.
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 Metroactive Music | Elastica
Elastica's songs use Morse code rhythms and slashing, two-chord tunes, evoking the herky-jerky math-rock that preceded the grunge movement.
ELASTICA RODE into the spotlight in the mid-'90s on the female bandwagon, alongside such bands as the Breeders, Babes in Toyland, Veruca Salt, Lush and L7, but the group disappeared from the spotlight after one too many catfights and high jinks.
Now Elastica is attempting to pick up where it left off, but the effort might be a case of too little, too late.
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 Elastica: 6-Track EP ---Ink Blot Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Radio 1's Steve Lamacq and John Peel took a shine to the group and before any singles or album were released, Elastica were voted the Best New Band of 1993 by NME readers.
Three Top 40 singles dropped before their debut LP appeared in 1995 and was heralded as the best female entry in the emerging Britpop scene, if not album of the year.
Elastica toured worldwide through 1996, on the way losing Holland to exhaustion, while picking up Sheila Chipperfield as her replacement and Dave Bush on keyboards.
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on The Menace - Elastica at Epinions.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Incredibly successful, the Elastica debut sold tons of copies in Britain and at the time was the most popular debut of any artist in England to date.
Elastica seems to be able to blend many different kinds of rock into one well made, creative entity with one fantastic goal in mind…to entertain.
While the song is immediately recognizable by the programmed beats, the band adds dashes of their own attitude to the mix to create an absolutely original rendition of the song.
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 Elastica: The Menace (2000): Reviews
The Menace, the long-delayed follow-up, finds Elastica in an unrepentant mood, scuffing up their terse, trashy guitar rock with fun-house noise while adding a handful of ambient mood pieces that sound like Aphex Twin castoffs.
The Menace is a far more varied and ambitious LP than the first and, one suspects, than the Elastica album we'd have got four or three years ago.
Witht he release of "The Menace" Elastica has finally gripped onto what seems to be their best album yet.
www.metacritic.com /music/artists/elastica/menace   (597 words)

 Elastica CD
Elastica: Justine Frischmann, Donna Matthews (vocals, guitar); Annie Holland (bass); Justin Welch (drums).
Her sarcastic take on stardom ("if I can't be a star I won't get out of bed"), groupies ("Drivel head knows all the stars/Loves to suck their shining guitars"), and impotence ("no need to whine boy") are all icily casual.
Already stars in their native England, Elastica have gotten it all but have also maintained a fabulously jaded perspective in regards to their desires--as Frischmann herself points out in "Waking Up," all she needs is "a guitar and a lover who pays me." What could possibly be more gratifying.
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 Elastica : Elastica - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Elastica's debut album may cop a riff here and there from Wire or the Stranglers, yet no more than Led Zeppelin did with Willie Dixon or the Beach Boys with Chuck Berry.
Elastica can make the rigid artiness of Wire into a rocking, sexy single with more hooks than anything on Pink Flag ("Connection") or rework the Stranglers' "No More Heroes" into a more universal anthem that loses none of its punkiness ("Waking Up").
But what makes Elastica such an intoxicating record is not only the way the 16 songs speed by in 40 minutes, but that they're nearly all classics.
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 Elastica: Elastica ---Ink Blot Magazine
Singlehandedly bringing back early '80s leather-clad pop punk and new wave, Elastica's debut album was a confection that few could resist.
Though they were constantly chided for ripping off (70's punk group) Wire, the band found acclaim and success on both sides of the Atlantic and everywhere else "Connection" made its way onto radio and MTV.
Though the album may prove to be a one-off, it vividly captures a wildly creative time in British music and proves that some girls just wanna have fun.
www.inkblotmagazine.com /rev-archive/Elastica_Elastica.htm   (459 words)

 Elastica by Elastica (lyrics & reviews)
Elastica may have played its trump cards in the form of frontwoman Justine Frischmann's pout and photogenicism, but Elastica is, surprisingly, a guitar band above all else, Frischmann and lead guitarist Donna Matthews offering melodically smart guitar sounds with an edge (the element often missing from bands these days).
"Elastica" is a fantastic record, by a mostly girl band that seems to have disappeared into nowhere (throughout 1998, promises of a new album hung in the air which were, alas, never to be kept).
I always forget how good Elastica's eponymous debut album is, so it's a pleasant surprise to pop it into the stereo.
www.19.5degs.com /album/elastica/6107   (962 words)

 Elastica: The Menace - PopMatters Music Review
For however many Elastica fans there are still around these days, listening to The Menace will be like sitting front-and center on an aural dual between Suede and Blur -- the album flip-flops through the cosmic, contemplative, sonic tensions of 13 with the free-for-all, drug induced stuporific rallying of Head Music.
Case in point: track 3, "How He Spelled Elastica Man," the best, and shortest, song on the album (take that, "Tender!"!, say Frischmann and her crew).
But, without a doubt, Elastica will be a menace with this album, airplay or no. Go to their concert buzzed on something, and chant with Justine from "Just The Way I Like It": "I'm living all right, I'm doing okay...
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Elastica - Elastica at Epinions.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Elastica first hit airwaves with brief, punk tracks like Stutter, Line Up and eventually Connection even before they released their full length debut.
Many of Elastica’s songs, despite their successes, ended up to be at least in part lifted and twisted from other acts and the band found themselves in court yet were settled out of public eye before the band’s popular debut saw the light of day.
Sure, Elastica is by and large a chick band, but they don’t wallow in their own self-pity.
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 Ficus, Rubber Tree, Rubber Plant, India Rubber Tree, Ficus elastica
Ficus elastica is the classic Rubber Tree, Rubber Plant or India Rubber Plant.
Native to India and Malaysia, elastica is among the oldest plants used as houseplants worldwide.
Elastica leaves and stems and even wood 'bleed' white sticky sap when broken or damaged from which rubber can be made.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Elastica: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Elastica were accused of many things in the wake of this debut album, not least that many of their songs bear a striking resemblance to stuff from New Wave punks Wire ("Connection" is said to have the same riff as their "Three Girl Rhumba").
Elastica's debut album is one of the most underrated albums of the Britpop era.
Elastica's song Connections was featured rather prominently in a couple of episodes of the short-lived television series My So-Called Life, and I was so enamored with this song that I bought Elastica's album.
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 Elastica: Reviews, Discography, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
That initial disappointment fades fairly quickly, however, since this is an ideal second Elastica record.
Led by vocalist Sonya Aurora Madan, Echobelly fused the ironic, self-absorbed viewpoint of the Smiths with stylish Blondie posturing and a solid guitar crunch.
Defiantly politically correct, the group cultivated a fair amount of praise within the British press at the beginning of their career, but as the Brit-pop craze of the mid-'90s wore on, the group was slowly eclipsed by such contemporaries as Elastica and Sleeper.
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 Amazon.co.uk: The Menace: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Elastica's second album, The Menace, comes a full five years after their million selling, self-titled debut.
Elastica are now more mature without losing any of their shut up and listen edge.
Elastica arrived just when we, and Britpop, needed them most in ’95 and five years later they sign off with an album that means we wont forget their contribution.
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 Citations: Elastica and Computer Vision - Mumford (ResearchIndex)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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The investigation of elasticae was pioneered by Bernoulli and Euler [3] in their work on elastic properties of rods.
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 eBay - Cassette: Elastica (UPC: 720642472842)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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ELASTICA was caught in the Lost Ark of mid 90s Britpop.
As much as one could have hoped from a band, Elastica's debut album is more fun than you could ever imagine.
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 Ink 19 :: Elastica
People old enough to have witnessed the alterna-craze of the early 1990s will no doubt remember the wonderful and exuberant Elastica, especially their intoxicating single "Stutter." While to the novice onlooker Elastica had only one fantastic and hugely successful album to their credit, they were actually much more than a one-album wonder.
Tracks like "Ba Ba Ba" showcase Elastica's love for late 1970s post-punk heroes Wire and Gang of Four: the guitars emanate all sorts of nonsensical noises and play in altering syncopation, making for a very post-punk mood.
For the Elastica fan who has been waiting for years for the follow up to Elastica, this is all you're going to get.
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In a genre where the bitchy boys of Blur and Oasis get all the attention, the female-fronted Elastica are holding their own.
Five years ago, the band's self-titled debut went platinum on the strength of their hit single, "Connection." With singer Justine Frischmann's sexy, sneering vocals at the forefront, the London based band packed Britpop with a sorely-needed female punch.
With Frischmann leading the pack, Elastica shows their sensitive side without letting their guard down.
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'''Elastica''' were a Britpop band in the 1990s, formed by Justine Frischmann after leaving Suede in 1991.
In spite of a lawsuit from Wire claiming that many of the bands melodies were taken from Wire compositions, Elastica's first LP, Elastica, entered the charts at #1.
After personnel problems delayed it, the follow-up LP, The Menace, was released in 2000 to moderate sales.
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