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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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factotum commented Friday, 9 Nov 2018 at 6:22pm

Cool article.

Devo! Born out of the Kent State massacre, they are one of the great politically subversive bands of all time.

So good, I got the t-shirt!

Heard their early stuff (pre this album)? It's wild!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtmgHKGCtVTQ7MfWFeqGY_6_7tBfHxUaY

Buttered Beauties! Uglatto! Bottled up! A Plan for U! Fountain of Filth! Can U take it! Goo goo itch!

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factotum commented Wednesday, 14 Nov 2018 at 1:47pm

The weird and the wonderful!

https://dogpatch.press/2018/11/12/jello-biafra-dance-party-furries/?fbcl...

"I used to be werewolf, but I'm alright NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!"

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stunet commented Friday, 7 Dec 2018 at 12:54pm

RIP Peter McNeish AKA Pete Shelley, frontman for the little power pop band that could...

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Sheepdog commented Friday, 7 Dec 2018 at 3:42pm

Nooooo way :( :( :( Thanks for the tunes, Pete :(

Sheepdog

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factotum commented Thursday, 13 Dec 2018 at 5:51pm

A mate put me onto these Italian yobs the other week.

Apparently it's a thing!

Bovver Boogie!

QUEENSLANDER!

Anyway, True Blue Basher, this below a bit before your time ?

https://vimeo.com/122175850

(filmed by a dude out of The Skyhooks, no less!)

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truebluebasher commented Thursday, 13 Dec 2018 at 7:05pm

Same here Guys {R.I.P} Pete Shelley from all Gold Coast Punkz
Best Live Band they gave so much. So very Fortunate to see them a few times.
All our Old school GC punk crew saw them last time in Brisbane 2013. Unreal!

I'll post a photo of him via the Playroom Site .(Look 10-12 frames down)
https://rarlomagazine.com.au/the-music-scene-under-a-car-park/

1994 Gig. Band invited me to sing then another,another & so on until a full stage.
This was the final song for the night. Imagine chorus getting louder each time.
The reprise kicks in from 4:00 & normally runs to 7:00 (Live it went forever).
Very few Bands waved Bouncers to share their stage with half the town.
As I said simply the best live band.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foSC0rujhwQ

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truebluebasher commented Thursday, 13 Dec 2018 at 11:35pm

Shandy Dance all night is so much fun.
factotum thanx for sharing!

factotum then asks if Sharpie vid is before my time??
I think it's lightyears ahead of everyone's time. Yes! Still today!
That last Sharpie link is a wildly progressive soundbyte for 1974.

factotum...Plain as day that band owns the Sonic Youth sound.
If you had to push it you could maybe argue freak cutting edge Oz Punk classic.

I did some searching for this amazing track & it just got way more amazing.

Coloured Balls_GOD (Guitar Over Drive) Live at Sunbury Jan/1973(15min track)

Best Oz song by far & I just nominated it for world's best song category.
How have I not heard this? I feel way to clean,need some concert muck real fast.

I owe you big time factotum...To think trippers were treated to this in 1973 ?
Give all of them feral muckrakers Orders of Australia for saving us a slice.
Prog Rock meet your maker! I still can't fathom what I'm hearing...Is it legal?
Everyone stop what your doing & do whatever the hell this is! My 5th time around!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-BMe5TPH1A

I said I owe factotum...this is the most progressive 1970's Oz Instrumental 'LP'
'Cybotron' by Cybotron it's well layered New Wave not unlike Ultravox-Pink Floyd
I reckon Ben might like a listen as in LP context.
Give this one a chance,the beauty lies in the cacophony of perfect sound changes.
Unusual to have random alternate rhythm changes that actually play off each other.

For Swellnetonians Summer chill. I'll share my fav' 1970's prog LP
Impossible to like a whole LP ? ...This one passes the test with flying colours.
Very easy to leave this on the turntable. Years on it still sounds new.
Pink Floyd's engineer Alan Parsons Project - LP 'I Robot'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lgsCe-fLG4

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truebluebasher commented Thursday, 13 Dec 2018 at 11:58pm

Cybotron by Cybotron Oz (1976)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_DebdQ2DLM

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factotum commented Friday, 14 Dec 2018 at 7:08pm

Lobby Lloyd was G.O.D!

Covered by Bored! & the Cosmic Psychos.

Check out who he produced if you've got a spare hour or two! From the Sunnyboys to X to Depression!

His enduring legacy?

https://www.theguardian.com/music/australia-culture-blog/2018/jun/19/oz-...

(I can vouch for Amyl & the Sniffers. Saw 'em a coupla weeks back. Good eggs, good times!)

Actually, while away some time here between shitty Pipe and shittier other threads:

http://melbournesharps.com.au/History.html

GC version, TBB?

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truebluebasher commented Friday, 14 Dec 2018 at 7:53pm

Top Work factotum I got a good ear for sound & Two old fav's played in my head.
24 hrs on they sprung to mind..I picked up two NODS in G.O.D
Don't get me wrong Salutes were brief & honest & not a rip at all.

(7:30) nod to Gritty Music Legend that for sure would have influenced them.
(1963) Link Wray & his Raymen 'Jack the Ripper' is heard in G.O.D.(Very noble)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8wO1EplWww

(5:30) is a brief nod to renowned prog Italian outfit that pushed boundaries.
(1970) Underground Set. 'Shake 26' (more borrowing a theme, but it's there)
Others won't hear it but I went straight for it...I knew where to look.
http://therockasteria.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-underground-set-undergrou...
These nods are obvious as few to this point had pushed the power envelope.
There does seem a 3rd but it's buried in deeper...it will surface.

That's the input now for output!

I hear the sounds of 2 bands who I believe have Saluted this sound/song
The Clash seem to have borrowed the look as well. Sure looks like them.
Sonic Youth is all over this.Imagine them explaining they never heard G.O.D,
I've not had the time to reverse the process for which songs or not. No need!

Whether you know or not U.S. Punk/Grunge have pillaged Oz for their sound.
Entire Grunge Rock was ripped from Oz Pub/Swamp Rock(1979-1985)
Oz Pub bands are pushing back at Seattle execs
Jello Biafra kept offering a fortune for this Bne song [NOT 4 SALE]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEp0ut_0eqc

Thanks for clips & tree

GC version I'm the last to know as I'm learning from you.

GC Sharpie fast facts
1976 'Hustler' may have appealed to Sharpies
1979 Probably the last year for one or so members in bands
GC Bands T-zer/Deadline/The Catholics/Cyanide/The Worms(Enzo) I knew!
These were all cross over Sharpie/Pub/Punk covers but not full punk
1979 GC Concerts (Sharpies) Support your local band + Rock against Petersen
I'd say many a Sharpie would have revelled as a unit at those 2 Outdoor gigs
1980's Punk kicked in. Usually no more than a handful of Sharpies.
1984 re: Above post/Family Tree is right by then last had grown hair out.
I know because last sharpie 'Steve' flatted with me & In our band.

1980's Just repeating no real GC Sharpie Bands>Pub/ Punk/New Wave/Mods/Ska.

Sharpie Chix actually hung around longer.
1970's Sharpie Chix had all the smokes at skating so they stood out.
1980's Sharpie Chix flatted with Punks then later Skins maybe more so.
Anna/Cass/Jo/Big Liz/Sharon but a dozen might rock up on weekend
Chix were more common with rat tails for a few years past 1984.
Note: Sharpies need for resident hairdressers/threads continued to all cult hovels. Some chix even had their own flats or shared with 2 blokes as common.
Lots of Youth had bikes/scooters. Cars for Gigs & outings.

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truebluebasher commented Friday, 14 Dec 2018 at 8:01pm

Damn they cancelled the link.
(1970) Underground Set ... Shake 26
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HtjPKa_cbA

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blindboy commented Saturday, 15 Dec 2018 at 1:18pm

Just a reminder not to subscribe to Apple Music. When you unsubscribe you will receive an email like this

Keep the music playing.
On 2 December, your Apple Music subscription will end. Stay with us to avoid losing all your playlists, settings and the music you’ve added to your library.

Apple Support will tell you this will not happen ....... but it will and when it does they will refuse to restore it. If you are already subscribed to Apple Music, download some file ripping software and store all your music safely on a hard drive somewhere. Please let people know about this trap.

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batfink commented Saturday, 15 Dec 2018 at 5:29pm

Cheers BB. I don't have an apple music account. The wife and kids do. Nearly all the music on there has a CD we own behind it, saved on to a disk. The only necessity for apple music was that it was required for our Ipods. Generally speaking we buy our music and only save it to computer so we can then load it to a carrying device. I'll get my head round all this one day, but I don't need music all the time. Sometimes it's better to just be there, wherever you are.

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blindboy commented Saturday, 15 Dec 2018 at 7:46pm

I am back to using CDs and loving it.

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indo-dreaming commented Saturday, 15 Dec 2018 at 8:11pm

Same, I'm over iPods only use for traveling one died and the others battery isn't what it use to be.

Also over i tunes, i like Apple stuff but they make things too hard i can't remember why but i had issues swapping all my tunes over to new Mac so don't even use it anymore.

Im back to buying CD's and also going to get a good record player and start building up my vinyl collection again.

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factotum commented Sunday, 16 Dec 2018 at 4:36am

Steve Jobs was always a kunt. Surprise!

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factotum commented Monday, 17 Dec 2018 at 11:49am

The soundtrack of summer. (1st Europe, now us...as usual)

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factotum commented Monday, 17 Dec 2018 at 7:05pm

Seeing as it's now the centre of the centre for Western Civilization...

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blindboy commented Monday, 17 Dec 2018 at 7:23pm

Stu had better stand to attention for that!

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factotum commented Wednesday, 19 Dec 2018 at 4:31pm

Hahahahahahaha

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truebluebasher commented Thursday, 20 Dec 2018 at 12:15pm

factotum:
Ahahahahahahah

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thermalben commented Thursday, 20 Dec 2018 at 12:31pm

Wow. He's won the internet.

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AndyM commented Thursday, 20 Dec 2018 at 1:47pm

Haha, that's so good!

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factotum commented Friday, 21 Dec 2018 at 7:38pm

From the ridiculous to the sublime...

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Ash commented Sunday, 30 Dec 2018 at 3:02pm

A quiet Friday night, beer and red wine, chromecasting youtube for '70's music clips, I stumble onto this "scotch chocolate - Everyone's a winner" I had to look especially after a few bevies. Slightly disturbing but nowadays probably a normal Friday night at the pub in Scotland. Sorry I couldn't provide a link, I'm not savvy with linking..

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Westofthelake commented Sunday, 30 Dec 2018 at 8:57pm

China's Chang'e-4 probe set to explore 'dark' side of the moon. The probe has entered a planned orbit ahead of humanity's first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon, the one that is never visible from Earth.

Rumour has it that mission control have this playing in the background.

https://youtu.be/gmHrHQEmp2Q

What could go wrong?

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 2 Jan 2019 at 5:52pm

Fucken musicians.

Lucky bastards.

Whilst us surfers have to get out in the ocean , expose ourselves to sharks , drowning and the ultimate downer of crowds ....you fuckers get to go nuts in your living rooms.

You get to rip it up and ride the feeling anywhere there’s a few feet of space and maybe a power point if you’re getting real loose.

https://youtu.be/Vn8phH0k5HI

This young chick is killing it.

https://youtu.be/QFn2kyvkk7g

Maybe you’ve heard this before , maybe she’s already famous ? I just got introduced to her by a mate. I don’t know , I live in a cultural hole.

It just makes it more special when I learn new stuff.

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P'tai commented Wednesday, 2 Jan 2019 at 6:51pm

Yes she is special. Plays ALL the instruments. Live I love the way she starts off then creates a loop then goes off on another tangent, with the guitar then brings it all together. Then she can sing and her lyrics are pointed, soft, tense, confronting.... telling her story, of surviving addiction and abuse at such a young age. Such maturity and humbleness is inspiring.

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indo-dreaming commented Wednesday, 2 Jan 2019 at 7:07pm

Further to ditching MP3 and iTunes started topping up my vinyl collection with some favs.

Just bought Screamfeeders "Rocks on Soul"

And The Meanies "Gangrenous"

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Craig commented Friday, 11 Jan 2019 at 3:32pm

Just got onto an artist called Tropics. Real funky/jazzy loungey tunes with an amazing voice.

His 2018 album Nocturnal Souls is great, put it on one evening over the weekend!

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indo-dreaming commented Sunday, 13 Jan 2019 at 6:50pm

Big fan of Primus/Les Claypool but i really like it when Sean Lennon sings on these tracks rather than Les, this has a very Beatles sound too it, but still unique.

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indo-dreaming commented Sunday, 13 Jan 2019 at 6:55pm

And a more Les/Primus sounding live track

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mattlock commented Sunday, 13 Jan 2019 at 9:12pm

Les is more.

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blindboy commented Friday, 18 Jan 2019 at 10:43am

I saw The Beautiful Girls at Narrabeen last night. I have always enjoyed their music but this was next level. Stripped back to a three piece it was a power trio/reggae/dub jam to be reckoned with. Three great musicians feeding off each other. They are touring around, don't miss it!

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Craig commented Friday, 18 Jan 2019 at 10:56am

Nice BB! Wasn't aware they were touring.

Saw Paul Dempsey for the first time last night at the Factory Theatre. Really enjoy his solo and Something for Kate stuff, but jeez, with just him and an acoustic guitar, he absolutely owned the stage.

For such a simple setup the depth, sound and emotion he put out to the crowd was incredible. Some quirky funny moments and super relaxed. Can't believe I left it this long. Will definitely see him again.

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blindboy commented Friday, 18 Jan 2019 at 11:16am

Thanks for that Craig. I will keep an eye out for a gig. People think the golden years of Australia music were back when the Oils were playing the Antler. For me right now is as good as it has ever been. Lots of great performers in small venues!