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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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zenagain commented Wednesday, 28 Jun 2017 at 12:22pm

Ha ha, Shats- whoops! Getting my bands mixed up.

Ignorance is Zen

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 28 Jun 2017 at 12:30pm

These guys are definitely Argentinian.

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talkingturkey commented Wednesday, 28 Jun 2017 at 1:35pm

Fark! You go away for a surf and the Swellnet world has gone barmy! Some of the threads!! What happened to the Treaty one!?

Bejesus! Even this one?! Do I dare dip my toe back in these waters?

Some great stuff there Stu. I like the influence and the further evolution in the UK. Marry it with other influences (yes, like Schoolly D, Shatner) and you get stuff like this.

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stunet commented Wednesday, 28 Jun 2017 at 1:09pm

No, these guys are definitely Argentinian. And they do killer covers of metal standards while squashed against the double bunk in their shared bedroom. Good practice for when they go out on tour.

Iron Maiden, The Trooper, by Gauchos de Acero (Steel Cowboys)

Here are they are all grown up:

 

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talkingturkey commented Wednesday, 28 Jun 2017 at 1:11pm

And on...

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talkingturkey commented Wednesday, 28 Jun 2017 at 1:24pm
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talkingturkey commented Wednesday, 28 Jun 2017 at 4:14pm

A revealing review here of Sleaford Mods' 2013 album, Austerity Dogs. If you're interested, Blowie. No bullshit.

http://thequietus.com/articles/13987-sleaford-mods-austerity-dogs-review

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 28 Jun 2017 at 2:46pm

Not a big rap/hip-hop fan but Turk, that Stormzy track was way cool guv.

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Wednesday, 28 Jun 2017 at 4:37pm

Strap yourself in Turkey, and expect some 'blow-back'!

Nice Sleaford Mods article. I especially liked this, "it's Chris Morris with a class consciousness, laying bare the surreal tapestry of horrors that face the working class in Britain today."

I didn't get "Shatner's Bassoon" from nowhere. Spread the knowledge.

Roots Manuva is the business too. And he had a Jerry Dammers connection early on in his career.

Speaking of which (well, kinda...he wasn't there), I saw The Specials at Womad this year. I also saw these blokes:

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talkingturkey commented Wednesday, 28 Jun 2017 at 5:29pm

Too uppity?

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Thursday, 29 Jun 2017 at 10:54am

Ya got to chill (like Winston)

(& still be righteously angry too)

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talkingturkey commented Wednesday, 28 Jun 2017 at 6:21pm

Zen-sei, with that Cramps footage, you do know the story, yeah?

https://noisey.vice.com/en_ca/article/rkqq3x/when-the-cramps-and-the-mut...

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 28 Jun 2017 at 6:54pm

No I did not know that, but I do now. Many thanks.

I just loved that song because I thought it was a cool thing to sing- "Get onboard the Drug Train- Wooo hooo", ha ha.

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talkingturkey commented Wednesday, 28 Jun 2017 at 6:57pm

It certainly adds another dimension.

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therealneil commented Wednesday, 28 Jun 2017 at 10:07pm
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zenagain commented Wednesday, 28 Jun 2017 at 10:55pm

TRNeil, you might enjoy this chap. Nice driving music.

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therealneil commented Thursday, 29 Jun 2017 at 7:40am

Nice zen, real nice
Here's another one not like the other one
http://youtu.be/8O6327AhezQ

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Thursday, 29 Jun 2017 at 6:18pm

L8er sk8ers

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talkingturkey commented Thursday, 29 Jun 2017 at 6:40pm

Great film. And track.

Though for Slim Pickens send-offs, wouldn't this be more up your alley, Shatner?

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Blowin commented Thursday, 29 Jun 2017 at 6:45pm

I'll tell ya what's more up Shatner ' s alley -

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wUWYG1JBWxQ

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talkingturkey commented Thursday, 29 Jun 2017 at 6:50pm

Maybe even this (going by the 'discussions' on here of late)?

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talkingturkey commented Thursday, 29 Jun 2017 at 6:52pm

Right on cue, Blowie, you old K.C.F. (see above)

Shatner couldn't have scripted it better!

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Blowin commented Thursday, 29 Jun 2017 at 7:48pm

He should have scripted this classic -

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rY0WxgSXdEE

Hey Turkey , how do you put your videos straight up rather than posting a link ? From an iPad if you dont mind lending a cobber a hand .

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theween commented Thursday, 29 Jun 2017 at 7:50pm

Shame, shame, shame! 34 pages on the hard question of 'tunes'? Even poor ol' Donald can't get this response (not to mention my very topical thread on 'Death Penalty for Terrorists' which has provoked only a mild response). We have waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much time on our hands me-thinks (BTW I'd like to give a plug for Nickelback's catalogue).

The Ween

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theween commented Thursday, 29 Jun 2017 at 7:50pm

Shame, shame, shame! 34 pages on the hard question of 'tunes'? Even poor ol' Donald can't get this response (not to mention my very topical thread on 'Death Penalty for Terrorists' which has provoked only a mild response). We have waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too much time on our hands me-thinks (BTW I'd like to give a plug for Nickelback's catalogue).

The Ween

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talkingturkey commented Friday, 30 Jun 2017 at 4:47pm

And so says the man that posts the same shite twice.

Do you actually like Ween the band, The Weeeeen?

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therealneil commented Friday, 30 Jun 2017 at 11:29pm
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indo-dreaming commented Saturday, 1 Jul 2017 at 9:20am

Best Ween Album

Ada gula, ada semut!

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therealneil commented Saturday, 1 Jul 2017 at 5:50pm

Fair call id, honourable mentions to the mollusk, pure guava

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theween commented Saturday, 1 Jul 2017 at 8:03pm

There is only one true Ween, comrades.

The Ween

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thermalben commented Tuesday, 18 Jul 2017 at 5:23pm

Anyone in Brisbane? My Sydney-based instrumental post-rock band Grün are playing at the Woolly Mammoth this Friday night for ÆTHER Sessions #7, along with The Steady As She Goes, Requin and Pulloutkings.

Really looking forward to it.. Grün shows are far and few between. 

More deets: https://www.facebook.com/events/1209554222504212/

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Dale -Cooper commented Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017 at 4:27pm

The forces of the universe and the elements of space...

“The dog leg. That dog had four legs. One you found in my trunk. The other three went out with the information you're thinking about right now. Two people you don't want coming around here if anything bad happens to me.”

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talkingturkey commented Thursday, 20 Jul 2017 at 7:05pm

A soundtrack to 'engage' by...

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Friday, 21 Jul 2017 at 6:56pm

Get a chance, see these goons live. iTCHY-O!

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Blowin commented Friday, 21 Jul 2017 at 8:07pm

Looks like the love child of TISM and Big Pig.

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talkingturkey commented Monday, 24 Jul 2017 at 5:55pm

More like The Residents and Test Dept.

Nah, not even.

How's this one-man band from Melbs? Bargain!

https://bratfarrar.bandcamp.com/

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Snuffy Smith commented Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017 at 9:41am

The Brat is rad free too.

Balls of fire

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stunet commented Friday, 28 Jul 2017 at 7:40pm

"How 'bout we eat our dinner 'round the table
throw the television down the stairs.
Take the chance to tell each other fables
talk only of the things for which we'd care."

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stunet commented Friday, 28 Jul 2017 at 7:44pm

"You've got one shot at life
Let's take it while we're not afraid."


 

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stunet commented Friday, 28 Jul 2017 at 7:53pm

"Hast du etwas Zeit für mich
Dann singe ich ein Lied für dich
Von 99 Luftballons
Auf ihrem Weg zum Horizont"

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Thursday, 3 Aug 2017 at 6:55pm

If you're in Vicco. Old mate's even man-handling the next day Barbie.

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stunet commented Thursday, 3 Aug 2017 at 6:56pm

Whispering sweet nothings (while standing on a sand dune wearing cricket whites and drinking Spumante)

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Wednesday, 9 Aug 2017 at 12:34pm

What with Triple J in the 'news' of late regarding their Hot 100 and Jan 26 and all. Let's look at how it's done, or rather was done, in the Old Dart..

http://www.openculture.com/2017/08/stream-935-songs-that-appeared-in-the...

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Dale -Cooper commented Wednesday, 16 Aug 2017 at 6:23pm

I heard this on ABC AM this morning. Maybe Pauline's right? Hang on, I know she's 'right', I mean maybe she's correct?

“The dog leg. That dog had four legs. One you found in my trunk. The other three went out with the information you're thinking about right now. Two people you don't want coming around here if anything bad happens to me.”

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indo-dreaming commented Wednesday, 16 Aug 2017 at 7:01pm

I saw that reformed Exploding White Mice and Cosmic Psychos that would be sick, at a classic venue too.

Ada gula, ada semut!

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stunet commented Thursday, 17 Aug 2017 at 9:45am

I watched the Radio Birdman doco last night, Descent Into The Maelstrom. It was well produced but light on in some departments, one of which WASN'T the often volatile personal poltics - much of the story rested on how the members fought.

That's cool, it needed to be told, as Radio Birdman adopted an us-against-the-world stance and played the same way only to fall apart with just as much intensity, yet I can't listen to musicians bickering without recalling This Is Spinal Tap. It's all become a little trite.

So there was lots of personal interplay with an almost complete absence of musical dissection. This was a big miss. Even the Ramones offered up more motivation in the End Of The Century, and if the dumbest band in history can do it shouldn't have been beyond Birdman.

Positives were the live footage from various gigs, candid commentary on other members of the band and their peers including the Boys Next Door and The Saints ("Chris Bailey had a balanced personality - a chip on each shoulder" - Ron Keeley).

I'm not a huge Birdman fan but I was hoping for something a little juicier.

Yeah, hup!

Yeah, nup...

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batfink commented Thursday, 17 Aug 2017 at 11:31am

Is the Birdman doco on free to air TV Stu, or Netflix? I'm not a Foxtel guy.

I am a big fan of Radio Birdman, partly due to having just missed them, time wise. I was just starting my pub crawling life and they were just finishing their careers. A few friends knew about them early on and put me on to them too late.

Their stuff still holds up, the thinking man's proto-punk music.

As for the band's fighting, this is actually the standard. Every band breaks up due to friction, and recounting the episodes is part of what the average fan wants to know. It's unfathomable to the outsider, seeing a band living the life of gig to gig raising hell and thinking 'who wouldn't want to do that', and 'why did they break up, they were so good.'

Have seen an 8 minute short on the doco, I assume you are talking about a fuller length version.

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stunet commented Thursday, 17 Aug 2017 at 11:35am

It played at the local theatre. Think it's doing the rounds?

https://www.facebook.com/radiobirdmanfilm/

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017 at 1:22pm

Ministry has cancelled their upcoming tour. Again. Now there's a surprise.

http://dangerousminds.net/comments/al_jourgensen_and_gibby_haynes_were_t...

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talkingturkey commented Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017 at 3:15pm

Ha ha! Of course Ministry cancelled. And of course Al, Gibby and Timothy Leary shared an abode! Hilarious.

"Is that why Tim kicked you out of his house?

Gibby: The urine thing wasn’t really my fault. I was like, “Dude, your entire kitchen is white. That screams toilet to me.” There were probably three times I got so drunk in the middle of the night I got up and randomly urinated. It usually involved the color white. I peed on a couple one time, in their bed in the middle of the night. Their room was white."

Well, I laughed.

Anyway, any NSW band-types about?

http://fbiradio.com/vb-hard-yards/