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thermalben started the topic in Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 at 6:47pm

Alright, time for some discussion on what yr all listening too. My iTunes inventory is getting a little stale so I'm up for some inspiration.

Currently loving The Drones' album "Havilah".. incredible songwriting and some of the best recorded guitars and drum I've heard in a long time. I'm a little late to the party with this album but it's on high rotation at the moment and will probably stay there a while. I've seen these guys live once (Fowlers, Adelaide) and fortunately they're incredible on stage too. Can't wait to see them again.

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thermalben commented Friday, 21 Apr 2017 at 9:50am

Adelaide crew! My band Diplomat is launching its new split LP (with Nebraska) tonight at the Jade Monkey. Four bands playing, will be a great night. Here's our noisy new stuff.

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talkingturkey commented Friday, 28 Apr 2017 at 6:39pm

Cod Damned...but it's not every Pommy cartoonist that inspires a song. RIP Leo Baxendale

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stunet commented Saturday, 29 Apr 2017 at 8:33am

Now THAT was music: Why do your music tastes get frozen over in your twenties

A consolatory article for old pricks. I cant totally get aboard the conclusion but the author makes the odd good point.

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indo-dreaming commented Saturday, 29 Apr 2017 at 5:46pm

My musically taste are so stuck in my 20's I'm even going back and digging through that era for new bands or albums mostly on youtube.

I try to get into new music/bands but i often find there is aspects i like but always aspects i don't like.

Also now there is just to much to trawl through, back before the internet the only way to find out about good music was through a friend, from a surf or skate video or mag, rage, or just going to an indie record store and taking a punt, or from seeing a band, normally a support act.

Now it's way too easy to click on a band on the net and go yay or nay after 3 seconds.

Ada gula, ada semut!

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indo-dreaming commented Saturday, 29 Apr 2017 at 6:07pm

See what i mean

Ada gula, ada semut!

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groundswell commented Sunday, 30 Apr 2017 at 9:36am

Got to agree with that Indo.

Off topic, Heres a fetstival called Fyre festival tickets were $1500
to $250 000 USD each. still going on but its like lord of the flies apparently.

https://news.vice.com/story/rich-millennials-paid-thousands-for-ja-rules...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDbsZxCgI44 for shits and giggles.

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groundswell commented Sunday, 30 Apr 2017 at 10:10am
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talkingturkey commented Tuesday, 2 May 2017 at 6:36pm

Yeehaw, things might get a tad raucous this Thursday night!

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 18 May 2017 at 6:12pm

R.I.P Chris :(

Ada gula, ada semut!

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stunet commented Thursday, 18 May 2017 at 6:27pm

Was never into them but that's a hell of a surprise.

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lostdoggy commented Thursday, 18 May 2017 at 6:37pm

Jeez. RIP

The guardian clearly aren't good at covering entertainment news either.

"His hard rock peers paid tribute, beginning with Jane’s Addiction and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Dave Navarro."

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zenagain commented Thursday, 18 May 2017 at 7:05pm

No shit, the last song playing my car as I switched off and came into work was an Audioslave track.

RIP.

He was awesome live.

Ignorance is Zen

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groundswell commented Thursday, 18 May 2017 at 7:16pm
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lostdoggy commented Thursday, 18 May 2017 at 7:27pm

That article is written by Jessica Simpson, groundswell.

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 18 May 2017 at 7:56pm

@Groundswell Sadly by the looks off that website I'm putting my money on it that, the article is a hoax to gain page views or something.

Ada gula, ada semut!

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talkingturkey commented Friday, 19 May 2017 at 3:58pm

Let's lighten the mood, gents

http://dangerousminds.net/comments/rock_n_roll_sex_warriors_the_motor-dr...

Helluva vid. Helluva website!

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tubeshooter commented Tuesday, 23 May 2017 at 7:58pm
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talkingturkey commented Wednesday, 31 May 2017 at 11:22am

Manuel Noriega has shuffled off this mortal coil. Remember him?

And remember this??

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/12/15/the-invasion-of-panama/

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blindboy commented Wednesday, 31 May 2017 at 5:05pm

Gone all country this week
Justin Townes Earl - Kids In The Street
Raised By Eagles - I Must Be Somewhere
Have a listen!

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talkingturkey commented Thursday, 8 Jun 2017 at 6:57pm

Sorry, have to share the Pineapple Face lyrics. Warped poetry from the mind of Jello.

(Oh yeah, how's Jourgensen & Ministry coming out here later...hmmm, we shall see...he's one sickly chap)

Red alert from the Dairy Queen
To Vatican from Panama City
Yeah, yeah

Calling Pope John Paul, ole buddy, ole pal
Hey, lemme crash at your place for a while
Yeah, yeah

I know I've shot your priests full of holes
But you forgave the guy who shot you
I'm being persecuted, man
Let me in, let me in
Yeah, yeah

Voodoo priestesses and interplanetary crack
I shall be released, thanks to my red underwear
Dignity battalions terrify and rule the streets
Pictures of the Smurfs tattooed on the sides of their jeeps

When the mouse that roared
Bites the elephant that feeds
Ringmaster cracks
20, 000 whips
Yeah, yeah

All I did was double-cross the CIA
G.E. and Lockheed do that every day
Yeah, aw yeah

The Gringoes seized all my pottery frogs
And teddy bears dressed in cammo fatigues
The Hitler poster by the Christmas tree

Save me, Tipper
They're blasting Bon Jovi at me
At me

Voodoo priestesses and interplanetary crack
I shall be released, thanks to my red underwear
Sex with boys and girls in my chopper high in the sky
When kinder gentler bombs
Explode in thousand points of light

Cara de Pina-Muere, muere
Cara de Pina-Muere, muere
Corrupto, asesino
Asesino

The Place is surrounded
I can't get away
Even sent the Stealth bomber
Just to prove it'll fly

For Yankee teen anguish
Use Pineapple Face
As American as where Coca Cola got its name
Yeah, oh yeah

I promise, monsignor, you can trust me
I'll even go on tour with David Crosby
Yeah, yeah

Forgive me, kids, drugs ruined my life
I'll even tell 'em condoms make you go blind
Yeh, yeh

Bloodthirsty cries of the people outside
Bloodthirsty cries of the people outside
Can't show my face, can't show my face
Can't show my face, or they'll tear it away

Cara de Pina-Muere, muere
Cara de Pina-Muere, muere
Corrupto, asesino
Asesino

Voodoo priestesses and interplanetary crack
Hafta wonder if this guy really exists
Who in their right mind would pose for Time Magazine
Frosted thumb in mouth, slicing his birthday cake with a machete

Cara de Pina-Muere, muere
Cara de Pina-Muere, muere
Corrupto, asesino
Asesino

Ding dong the witch is dead
More warm up in Uncle Sam's bullpen
Cartoon boogeyman to keep people scared
I believe every word 'cause the truth is too weird

Who framed Roger Rabbit
Who framed Khaddafi then blew up his kid
Nothing to do now but spill the beans

Florida here I come
Yeah

Songwriters: Al Jourgensen / Eric R Boucher / Jeffrey Thomas Ward / Paul G Barker
Pineapple Face lyrics © The Bicycle Music Company

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talkingturkey commented Tuesday, 13 Jun 2017 at 5:57pm

Too much big, sunny surf of late? ABC AM radio? Both??

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Blowin commented Tuesday, 13 Jun 2017 at 8:46pm
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stunet commented Wednesday, 14 Jun 2017 at 11:53am

Greatest intro of all time....maybe.

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stunet commented Wednesday, 14 Jun 2017 at 11:58am

Another one that may qualify if you were inclined to make definitive statements.

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stunet commented Wednesday, 14 Jun 2017 at 12:02pm

Shut the gate.

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 14 Jun 2017 at 2:25pm

Too late....the horse has bolted .

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=s88r_q7oufE

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talkingturkey commented Wednesday, 14 Jun 2017 at 5:47pm

Kill two birds etc

And then there's this!

"Daddy?"

"Yes, son..."

As sampled by Orbital and blasted out to a mega-crowd - including this little black duck - at Glastonbury.

SATAN! SATAN! SATAN!

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indo-dreaming commented Wednesday, 14 Jun 2017 at 4:20pm

Funny you posted that Stu, i came across this the other week and can't stop watching Cure vids.

This is pretty cool, so early the arrangement and lyrics are different.

Ada gula, ada semut!

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indo-dreaming commented Wednesday, 14 Jun 2017 at 4:24pm

And easily my favourite Dino Jr intro, i always have to start the song a few times, just the tone of his Big Muff and then straight into what Jay does best.

Ada gula, ada semut!

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talkingturkey commented Wednesday, 14 Jun 2017 at 5:46pm

One fast, one slow.

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Sheepdog commented Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017 at 4:50pm

Modern life.

Sheepdog

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Sheepdog commented Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017 at 4:59pm

Ahhh yes... The cure. I really dig their early more obscure stuff.

Sheepdog

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Blowin commented Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017 at 6:36pm

Modern life ?

Just the present incarnation of nature's humanity. Same as it ever was .

And it's the very urges that you despise - competition , ego dominance , power seeking, self belief - that further mankind in the constant battle against those that would overrun us.

Those being virus's , carnivores , omnivores and any other life form that would gain sustenance by overcoming us .

A pack of dogs would run you down and eat the flesh from your bones in the wilds . The dominance of man sees them as a domesticated companion.

Never forget that which awaits us should we lose our edge. Man as apex predator lulls many urbanites into a false sense of security .

The sentiments in your video are not to be lauded in the context you present , but without them humanity would falter .

Population growth and lifetime longevity are the benefits that you , me and everyone we love , hate or disregard enjoy due to the advantages that humanity attains due to these primal urges that are intrinsic to our nature.

The Wolves of humanity have the sheep to thank for society's compassion .

The sheep of humanity have the wolves to thank for their existence.

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Sheepdog commented Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017 at 7:42pm

You need to leave the hydro alone...

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Blowin commented Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017 at 8:36pm

Just mixing it up , brother .

Take it easy ....

Maybe this is what you you need ?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-LJu5o7MhvA

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Blowin commented Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017 at 9:16pm

The most beautiful song - lyrically and melodically - ever written ?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oxHnRfhDmrk

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blindboy commented Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017 at 9:44pm

Big call Blowin. Probably not in my top 100.

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Blowin commented Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017 at 9:47pm

Maybe not in mine either , to be honest.

But it's what's in front of my face right now and the mood struck me .

Got an insight into your list ?

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blindboy commented Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017 at 9:40pm

Blowin I think it is hard to go past some of Leonard Cohen's songs if you are looking for that combination of poetic lyrics and a memorable melody. Despite it being over-exposed "Hallelujah" is still a mighty piece of work. "Chelsea Hotel#2" is another masterpiece. "Bird on a Wire" also. In a different genre I rate Amy Winehouse very highly. "Back to Black" has that essential honesty of all great work. Then there's Tom Waits, too many great songs to even start the list. And yes, I am old enough to nominate Van Morrison "Astral Weeks" and " It's Too Late To Stop Now" or even further back a whole string of early songs by The Animals. Oh shit then there is all the Motown stuff from The Four Tops, early Stevie Wonder, Mavin Gaye, I mean "What's Going On" sounds as good and is just as relevant as the day it was released. " California Uber Alles" "Holiday In Cambodia" DKs "Life On Mars" most of "Young Americans" David Bowie, "In Between Days" "Just like Heaven" The Cure. Coming forward, a stack of Pixies songs, "Sober" by Tool, Lard, Ministry, DOA, Iggy Pop, pretty much everything by The Drones, Frank Black in various combinations. Nick Cave " Tupelo" " The Mercy Seat" the whole William Crighton album. Son House, Lightnin' Hopkins, Howlin' Wolf......should I go on?

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017 at 10:18pm

Please do.

Some great songs and artists BB.

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Friday, 23 Jun 2017 at 6:51pm

Blowin':

"The most beautiful song - lyrically and melodically - ever written ?"

Enjoy! And remember,

"they may take the piss, but they'll never take the freeeeeedom!"

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Blowin commented Friday, 23 Jun 2017 at 7:57pm

Existential angst - Ganesh styley.

I had a big day with our Indian mates today. Had a grand final feel about it , for sure . A few dollars riding on a successful rocket launch and satellite deployment with a sub continental take off.

A live video feed that looked like it was a brown skinned out take from revenge of the nerds. All pocket pens and wispy facial hair. Fuckers got the job done alright.

It literally was rocket science. Hats off . Bastards know how to light it up.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FEvBiayarlc

PS keep this in your top pocket - SAS :ASX

http://www.fool.com.au/2017/06/23/sky-and-space-global-ltd-shares-jump-a...

Yeeeewwwww!!!

PS - Did you get in on it Gaz ? This thing has legs.

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udo commented Saturday, 24 Jun 2017 at 9:12am

Lonely boys playing with the Queens of the Stone Age
Never heard of them the boys say : ABc online

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indo-dreaming commented Saturday, 24 Jun 2017 at 9:27am
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indo-dreaming commented Saturday, 24 Jun 2017 at 9:37am

I know I'm going to sound like one of those too cool for school kids, but it sucks sometimes when you get into a band when they are not well known and then they blow up and end up playing big stadium type gigs.

I got into Queens of the Stone age as was a Kyuss fan so bought their spilt Album and then saw them thew first time they came out to Australia.

It was at the Prince of wales in St Kilda, Magic dirt supported them and played an amazing set as played more of their heavier tunes and left out all the more poppy stuff.

Q.O.T.S.A were also good i like their first Album the best and they played mostly those songs and a few from Rated R which had just come out.

Ada gula, ada semut!

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zenagain commented Saturday, 24 Jun 2017 at 7:32pm

Not quite in the same league Indo but I saw Powderfinger play one of their first gigs at the Spring Hill Hotel and thought to myself, these guys are gonna go on to bigger and better things.

Saw Nirvana supporting the Femmes at Fishos years ago, that was a pretty cool day.

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fitzroy-21 commented Saturday, 24 Jun 2017 at 10:16am

I reckon I have seen 90% of these bands live during my youth.......great times and memories

http://doublej.net.au/news/features/the-50-best-live-acts-of-the-90s

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stunet commented Saturday, 24 Jun 2017 at 6:40pm

"We must, we must, we must...."

Saint Ian and the acolytes enflaming passions at a DC gig. Fuck, Fugazi at the height of their powers playing a hometown show. What I'd give...

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stunet commented Saturday, 24 Jun 2017 at 7:18pm

@ID,

Too cool for school cont'd...I bought Superfuzz Bigmuff in '89 a few years before the whole thing broke wide open. My copy wasn't even licensed domestically, it's a Sub Pop import. I then saw Mudhoney in 1990, again before there was an inkling of what was to come.

Used to really like the Sugarcubes and saw them at the Enmore in about '88 or '89. Bjork owning the room and despite all the subsequent successes I still think Birthday is my fave song of hers.

Bug-era Dinosaur jr at the Kardomah Cafe and J Mascis didn't fucken sing the circular refrain at the end of Freak Scenes - "Sometimes I don't thrill you.." etc - which I recall pissing me off, though I also recall them introducing their new single, The Wagon. A year or two later they could fill the Kardomah ten times over.

While it was happening the whole grunge thing was a bit of a downer for me, coming as it did with mainstream crossover, 2JJJ going national, and all the people I tried to create some distance from suddenly listening to the same music. I know it's supposed to be "just about the music" but that's bollocks really, the culture and values surrounding art are equally as important and they got horribly watered down in the vanilla tide. Lotta lessons got learnt in that time.