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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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indo-dreaming commented Friday, 18 Oct 2019 at 6:40pm

Im always into recommendations, so bring them on.

But so so many bands like that "Elder" out there on Youtube and Bandcamp, I've listened to so many like that trying to find that gem, a lot of it always sounds good but just not great and its always the vocals the ruin it for me.

I was/am a huge Kyuss fan, but i just don't think any band comes close to what they did, even John Garcias (Kyuss vocalist) other projects are kind of meh bar "Slo burn" even the reformed Kyuss without Josh and with a name change "vista chino" were pretty average.

Just that whole genre Stoner, Space rock thing always ends up sounding like a bad version of Kyuss or Black Sabbath etc

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thermalben commented Friday, 18 Oct 2019 at 6:45pm

Totally agree. I've been fortunate (?) not to be exposed many new bands in the last decade though, so I'm just stoked to hear something new I like.

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mugofsunshine commented Saturday, 19 Oct 2019 at 12:48pm

I'm biased, my little Brother is lead guitar. Surfers too.... October Drift.

He recommends stuff to me all the time.

Idles

https://youtu.be/QkF_G-RF66M

Fontaines DC

https://youtu.be/TNXrKBt76zI

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Blowin commented Monday, 21 Oct 2019 at 3:58am

First of all, you’ve got to assume that it’s semi-late season Indo and that the waters way colder than you’d imagine. Then you’ve got to picture neap tide paddle outs at a roping left point , somewhere near the equator.

Not hollow enough to be overrun on a regulation swell, but powerful , long and beltable enough to leave the thighs and shoulders tingling from the last few sets lined up square and fucking begging for the lip to be disintegrated into shards of spray till your thighs give way .

https://youtu.be/8bNJKalLyHI

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factotum commented Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019 at 7:44pm

Huzzah! Sneaky gig just before a (hopefully) sneaky Oahu sojourn.

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factotum commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 2:47pm

...and jeez, have y'all checked out, I dunno, Big Business, say?

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Island Bay commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 5:48am

Damn, Sleaford Mods only in Auckland!

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stunet commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 9:40am

Playing Wollongong, and hooray for that, though gotta wonder how a two-piece programmed beat and vocalist will go down on a big stage.

Watched They Might Be Giants years ago and they lost the war against ambient noise. White Stripes at least brought the bombast, as do the fellas up above.

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factotum commented Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019 at 11:38am

Yeah, I hear ya, that Wollongong gig is at a festival too. Hmmmm. The Adelaide one at Womad?!

I get to see 'em in a tight old pub. Their natural habitat, I daresay!

And as a complete change-up, seeing these freaks in January.

Singapore's finest!

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 31 Oct 2019 at 4:31pm

Ten years ago today the might Tumbleweed reformed, bless their souls and long live the Weed!

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blower commented Thursday, 31 Oct 2019 at 10:41pm

the Weed at the Cazbah....

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chook commented Wednesday, 6 Nov 2019 at 3:00pm

my band, the warehouse ravers have a new track out. hope you enjoy it.

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factotum commented Thursday, 7 Nov 2019 at 10:47pm

Oh sweet Jeezus, check the latest programmed Rage...Amyl & the Sniffers...do yaselves a favour...

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truebluebasher commented Friday, 8 Nov 2019 at 12:12am

Crew are spoilt to have mugofsunshine & chook sharing.
Poles apart & both celebrate quality riffs.
Tell yer little brother tbb appreciates his unique twist on dirtbag Guitar work.
October Drift has shades of the classics but slots in nicely.
Black Hole Sun
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mbBbFH9fAg
Yellow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKNxeF4KMsY

chook really threw me his track! In a good party way.
tbb is up front and admits Hypnobeat sucked me in 4 x now! How?
Reminds me of good-time infectious repetitive party riffs across all eras.
Just with the dancing & backtrack not the Lyrics tbb dug out some classics.
Pump up the Jam (with Hot Dance vid with the off beat drum timing is similar)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fOvQ2e7lnU
'Steal My Sunshine'...This was the first song that come to mind .
Again because of offbeat drum + Pace + Chix repetitive voice over
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzV7uXXJmRE
Groove is in the Heart...mostly because of the playful mix + Gazoo/Whistle.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etviGf1uWlg
tbb likes all these songs & equally so the crew's tunes..Great sounds guys!

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indo-dreaming commented Saturday, 9 Nov 2019 at 1:51pm

These Trump vids are pretty clever

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factotum commented Tuesday, 12 Nov 2019 at 6:45pm

Seems quite apt...

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factotum commented Tuesday, 12 Nov 2019 at 6:46pm

There's worse ways to spend a Saturday night, I guess...

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velocityjohnno commented Tuesday, 12 Nov 2019 at 9:50pm

Exhale, expel
Recast my tale

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7DfQMPmJRI

really been digging the new tool album, the voice with the reverb and the heavy chords do it every time.

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factotum commented Wednesday, 20 Nov 2019 at 3:33pm

One of the stranger gigs in SA coastal history?

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-18/kiss-plays-one-off-concert-for-gr...

Up there with Black Sabbath in their heyday at Myponga, and my personal fave, Xzibit at Middleton Point!

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indo-dreaming commented Wednesday, 20 Nov 2019 at 4:45pm

Some of the new Pixies stuff is pretty decent some interesting lyrics in this one with a nod to a few famous surfers.
""I believe in Miki Dora "Da Cat", I believe in Whitey, Greenough and Nat"

Must be Paz's influence as i know she surfs.

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blindboy commented Thursday, 21 Nov 2019 at 9:51am

I listened to their latest a couple of times and thought it was disappointing. I'll give it another listen. Indie Cindie and Head Carrier were OK but I prefer Frank Black's solo stuff, if you haven't heard "Pistolero" "Black Letter Days" and "Bluefinger" they are worth a listen. Lots of other stuff as well. He was really pumping albums out for a while to pay for his divorce!

I agree about the double posting. When Surfline started up the forums were chaos for that reason.

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t-rex commented Thursday, 21 Nov 2019 at 1:26pm

I am a long time lurker on this forum however I feel I have to speak up to say that the new hard ons album so I could have them destroyed is an adsolute cracker I was so disappointed last weekend that due to work commitment I was unable to see them play in Perth has anyone seen this tour last time I saw them was supporting the chilli peppers at festival hall in 92

Hey

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stunet commented Thursday, 21 Nov 2019 at 1:31pm

I saw them about two years back, think maybe their first tour with Keish purely on vocals and Pete on drums. It was underwhelming, though they battled a washy mix and a cool reception from the crowd.

Be keen to hear their new stuff though.

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factotum commented Thursday, 21 Nov 2019 at 2:00pm

I saw them in Freo last Saturday night. Seen 'em countless times so a bit jaded and wasn't really expecting much...BUT they were really bloody impressive. Great sound. Tight as a drum (Murray the drummer is a beast. Had a Terrorizer tee-o on. Says it all). Keish has also grown into being a lead vocalist with mic in hand since last time I saw them.

Their new stuff has definitely more garagey stuff going on. Even surf muzak crooning!

A note: Mojos in Freo is such a cool little venue. Great acoustics and general ambience. Also the support band LEECHES! fucking kill it. Red power!

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truebluebasher commented Thursday, 21 Nov 2019 at 2:25pm

Indo is right about Paz surfing and indeed the song is about a surfergurl.
Long Rider is penned by Black/Paz for close friend Desiree, killed in a wipeout.
Paz is a huge fan of 1960's Super 8 Surf Movies. (No doubt the Music too.)
Paz's surf buddy Illustrator/Pro Longboarder Danica Elbertse plays the part.
http://morphizm.com/css/video-pixies-long-rider/

Here's Danica in a retro Endless Summer Surf Safari Vid. (Classy Arthouse style)
https://retromodernelove.wordpress.com/tag/danica-elbertse/

Black/Paz have good taste in saluting 1960's End of Era (Dystopian Surf Sound)

1967 (NZ) Human Instinct - The Death of The Seaside (No fun - Punk Lyrics)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS0JCr5-sdA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7T2MaucAZA

2017 Bill plays his most psychedelic Guitar he ever built...looks & sounds the part!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8J3gpuybS0
Does anyone else now hear Davy Arrow's Skater Dater Chords at the Start!
or DK / Holiday in Cambodia Chords (Same thing)

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 21 Nov 2019 at 3:01pm

Thanks TBB interesting info

@BB maybe im over selling it, i just kind of always expect absolute crap from these kind of iconic bands when they bring out new stuff, so my expectations are low.

Pixies to me have always been a band where i don't like all the songs on the album but some songs i regard as best ever, same thing with the Cure, but each to their own.

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velocityjohnno commented Thursday, 21 Nov 2019 at 4:15pm

Saw Hard Ons at Summersault 94 I think.
Also loved Frank Black's stuff and can't get image of him driving hovercraft out of my mind.
Best music is my son, sounding through the house most days. I keep telling him to record it, there's an album worth of songs. I am spoiled.

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factotum commented Sunday, 24 Nov 2019 at 6:46pm

SA great. Do yaselves a favour.

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indo-dreaming commented Monday, 25 Nov 2019 at 11:06pm

Seems like Archers of Loaf could be back proper.

Teaser promo video and new Instagram account and quite active on Facebook, doing USA dates again and revamp of website.

Maybe new album?

Which you would expect followed by bigger tour, hopefully finally back to Oz

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Rick Snowden commented Wednesday, 27 Nov 2019 at 4:16pm

New guy here. Thought I'd jump in, see if anyone's interested in anything that I am.
Below is a Spotify playlist with everything that's been released on my record label, Third Eye Stimuli. Would love to know if anyone digs anything. Mix of garage, psych, folk. Pretty much all bands currently active...
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3bY1qjm6tarItQsJkGZzaG?si=7BsexHGsSimR...

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freeride76 commented Wednesday, 27 Nov 2019 at 7:18pm

cheers Rick, I'll give that a go

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factotum commented Thursday, 28 Nov 2019 at 5:49am

Any quality control happening on your label or just platforming for mates?

Actually, these days, does it matter?

All power to ya.

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Rick Snowden commented Saturday, 30 Nov 2019 at 12:35pm

Quality control started off pretty light. Released our own band's album, then spread from the inner circle outward. These days with plenty happening and releases selling out, we've gotta be strict with what we run with (even turning down close friends which is tricky). Appreciate the support!

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Rick Snowden commented Saturday, 30 Nov 2019 at 12:40pm

Here's another playlist for those on the Spotify program.
Just a bunch of late 60s/early 70s material ranging from The Kinks and The Byrds, over to some French produce like Serge Gainsbourg, Brigitte Bardot, Jacques Dutronc and more.
Mellowish bpm, good for a casual drive or pottering around the house.
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7dcffAC1aOKief2DiCMtpi?si=GGWhsXcDTwSI...

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AndyM commented Saturday, 30 Nov 2019 at 1:23pm

Ooh, jazz harp - nice one Rick.

My contribution to the thread.
I suppose we've all heard the studio version of Velvet Underground's Sweet Jane scores of times but I'd never heard this live version from Rock'n'Roll Animal until recently.
The interplay between the two lead guitars and the bass in the 3 1/2 minute intro is all-time and that's before Lou does anything at all.

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AndyM commented Saturday, 30 Nov 2019 at 1:35pm

Or maybe if you want to "crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women!"

Epic.

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factotum commented Monday, 2 Dec 2019 at 4:48pm
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tubeshooter commented Monday, 2 Dec 2019 at 7:25pm

The seasons upon us... Dropkick Murphys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTx-sdR6Yzk
"I,m so glad this day only comes once a year , you can keep your opinions , your presents, your 'Happy New Year......"

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Rick Snowden commented Tuesday, 3 Dec 2019 at 9:46am

Dorothy Ashby is a recent discovery, one that I'm very pleased with! Super easy listening, yet engaging if you feel like paying attention to the finer detail.

Love a bit of VU and Sweet Jane. That shred intro is wild.

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factotum commented Tuesday, 3 Dec 2019 at 11:33am

On a French tip, how's this ear worm?

And if you want to check Catherine Ringer's earlier erm, work, type her name and the P word in your search engine of choice (Psssst, NSFW in buckets...so to speak).

Ah, the French!

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factotum commented Tuesday, 3 Dec 2019 at 7:11pm

More ear wormery!

And how's the reference to her former life at the start?!

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AndyM commented Tuesday, 3 Dec 2019 at 7:34pm

You know, there might be something to that Facto.
Love the French...mostly.

I've got a thing for extended intros at the moment, here's Springsteen live in '78, beautiful piano intro then old mate shows that he can not only write tunes, he rips on the guitar as well.

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mattlock commented Tuesday, 3 Dec 2019 at 9:11pm

Lou Reed "Rock and Roll Animal" is cracker. Same guitar duo that played with Alice Cooper on "Welcome to My Nightmare", [Hunter and Wagner].

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zenagain commented Tuesday, 3 Dec 2019 at 9:38pm

Lou Reed did a solo album 'New Sensations', i murdered that tape on road trips.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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AndyM commented Tuesday, 3 Dec 2019 at 9:48pm

Gave "New York" a flogging back in the day.

Can you compare the two albums Zen?

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zenagain commented Tuesday, 3 Dec 2019 at 10:04pm

Tbh Andy i can't lie, i can't recall listening to it but I'll search it out and give it a spin. I liked New Sensations cause it was kinda fun and a bit of a departure from a lot of Lou Reeds darker stuff.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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AndyM commented Tuesday, 3 Dec 2019 at 10:32pm

Yeah, New York had its bleak moments.

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stunet commented Wednesday, 4 Dec 2019 at 11:39am

"Wenn ich Kultur höre...entsichere ich meine Browning!" - Hanns Johst

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stunet commented Wednesday, 4 Dec 2019 at 12:22pm

Ryan Burch before he became famous.

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Vordus commented Friday, 6 Dec 2019 at 11:18am

melodic black /death metal - Haiduk

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