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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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Pops Friday, 3 Sep 2021 at 1:29pm

I was listening to that 5 minutes ago Guy. Favourite track from one of my favourite bands.

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thermalben Friday, 3 Sep 2021 at 1:37pm

Great suggestion IB!

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thermalben Friday, 3 Sep 2021 at 1:43pm

"Bryan Ferry revealed this year that the eye patch he wore singing Love Is The Drug on TV was no fashion item: he'd walked into a door."

Far out!

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Island Bay Friday, 3 Sep 2021 at 2:21pm

And this brilliant and creepy tune:

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indo-dreaming Friday, 3 Sep 2021 at 2:51pm
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I'm the same ID - I forget how much I like them until I listen to them again.
To be able to play like Mark Knopfler...

Yeah 100% i got inspired to try to learn this solo acoustic, thinking if i just practice practice practice bit by bit i will one day nail it.

Lasted about half an hour trying, just makes you appreciate their skill and talent even more. (and this guys talent too)

Amazing clip though.

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frog Friday, 3 Sep 2021 at 9:02pm

A not so well known Talking Heads song but what a roll of sound and live performance. Saw them live in Melbourne in 1984 on this tour - best ever concert by miles. He had his act even more advanced than in the concert film by then a did some of the weirdest, wildest body english moves in that out of control but in control way he has ....

back up singers are mesmerising too!!

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zenagain Friday, 3 Sep 2021 at 9:16pm

Great band, great track and great performance.

Bonus points for the back-up chicks smuggling raisins.

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icandig Friday, 3 Sep 2021 at 9:58pm

Stop making sense. Thanks Frog.

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zenagain Friday, 3 Sep 2021 at 11:28pm

I think I was tuned in to Talking Heads from the Quiksilver Performers vid. Glad too.

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frog Saturday, 4 Sep 2021 at 2:35pm

Grace Slick - one of the greatest female vocalists ever...


Interesting lyrics.

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icandig Sunday, 5 Sep 2021 at 9:31pm

For Frog and Zen......into the blue again.

Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by, water flowing underground
Into the blue again after the money's gone
Once in a lifetime, water flowing underground

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batfink Tuesday, 7 Sep 2021 at 12:57pm

A few years ago, think it was 2018, I bought tickets (like 6 months beforehand) to see Robert Plant (and the Sensational Shape Shifters) at the Sydney Opera House. Took the wife and two kids, late teens/early 20s by then and really into all sorts of music.

Probably the best concert I have ever been to, lived up to expectations which were hopefully high, and then some.

I am reliably informed that I saw the second best concert that year (that decade, century, millennium). From a number of people who saw both I was told that David Byrne’s concert a few months later was even better.

He’s a damned interesting artist, a genuine thinker and entertainer.

Love that song frog, know it well. What a day that was!

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san Guine Tuesday, 7 Sep 2021 at 5:25pm
frog wrote:

A not so well known Talking Heads song but what a roll of sound and live performance. Saw them live in Melbourne in 1984 on this tour - best ever concert by miles. He had his act even more advanced than in the concert film by then a did some of the weirdest, wildest body english moves in that out of control but in control way he has ....
https://youtu.be/_ZhmsrUOezI

back up singers are mesmerising too!!

Hi Frog,
Did you get to see American Utopia when David Byrne toured a couple of years ago?
One of the best shows I've seen!
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=david+byrne+american+utopia&t=osx&iax=videos&i...

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garyg1412 Tuesday, 7 Sep 2021 at 6:55pm
frog wrote:

A not so well known Talking Heads song but what a roll of sound and live performance. Saw them live in Melbourne in 1984 on this tour - best ever concert by miles. He had his act even more advanced than in the concert film by then a did some of the weirdest, wildest body english moves in that out of control but in control way he has ....
https://youtu.be/_ZhmsrUOezI

back up singers are mesmerising too!!

Body English moves are a bit more subdued in this clip

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frog Tuesday, 7 Sep 2021 at 7:23pm

San guine, no I did not see it but was tempted. I will check out some vids.

Interesting character in so many areas- words, music and visuals ...

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frog Tuesday, 7 Sep 2021 at 7:52pm

Another amazing, unusual voice and a one off classic album.

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philosurphizing... Friday, 10 Sep 2021 at 7:47am

A few David Byrne favourites

The Rei Momo album

Excuse me sir you can't stand there (very zen)

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Constance B Gibson Friday, 10 Sep 2021 at 2:02pm

Cheery.

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megzee Friday, 10 Sep 2021 at 2:27pm

Time for a Friday sing-a-long after a long few weeks.....Lyrics included
Some of us can sing louder than others......
And a one.....and a two.......

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Constance B Gibson Friday, 10 Sep 2021 at 3:09pm

Sing it sister!

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blackers Friday, 10 Sep 2021 at 7:48pm

Hey Connie, welcome back to the fold, you have been missed. Any relation to William?

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Constance B Gibson Friday, 17 Sep 2021 at 6:27pm

Sing it sister...too

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sparx.raymond Friday, 17 Sep 2021 at 8:49pm

Happy Friday
Never posted a clip before so hope it works
Video quality is crap...tunes a banger...turn it up!!
Cheers
Sparx

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sparx.raymond Friday, 17 Sep 2021 at 9:06pm

And this one...total pre cursor to Aussie 80s new wave...turn it up
Cheers
Sparx

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blackers Friday, 17 Sep 2021 at 9:12pm

Dig that screaming blue messiahs track Sparx. Haven’t heard that in over 30 years I reckon. Thanks.

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sparx.raymond Friday, 17 Sep 2021 at 9:21pm

Cheers Blackers
From the other side of the world in the same year as Young Modern...way dark
No one does it better than Warren
Cheers
Sparx

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sparx.raymond Friday, 17 Sep 2021 at 9:37pm

And...sorry all for being a pest
But as I seem to be travelling in a reverse linear fashion with every scotch and dry...another one from my teens
Be patient...its a journey
Cheers
Sparx

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blackers Friday, 17 Sep 2021 at 9:57pm

Yeah, nah. Sorry you lost me me at Warren Zevon. Had a mate into that, I went this way. Each to their own though. Enjoy whatever flips your wig.

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sparx.raymond Friday, 17 Sep 2021 at 10:26pm

See that and raise you one
Cheers
Sparx

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sparx.raymond Friday, 17 Sep 2021 at 10:30pm

And one more
Cheers Sparx

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blackers Saturday, 18 Sep 2021 at 12:46pm

Nice, right back at you.

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blackers Sunday, 19 Sep 2021 at 7:44pm

Some chilled tunes for a Sunday.

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Snuffy Smith Monday, 20 Sep 2021 at 4:45pm

For those lonely nights out in the desert.

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philosurphizing... Monday, 20 Sep 2021 at 8:19pm

Saw this band at the Stage Door tavern when thy first toured here.

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philosurphizing... Monday, 20 Sep 2021 at 8:22pm
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philosurphizing... Monday, 20 Sep 2021 at 8:31pm

Johnson Somerset remixer, engineer for Bryan Ferry, puts up lots of remixes on youtube.

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truebluebasher Thursday, 23 Sep 2021 at 9:48am

Boomer tbb must apologize for not sharing this 70's band sooner...
Band is called...( Lake ) & were unusually formed in Germany part UK.
Which led to Germany, Holland ,UK, US even Canada proudly adopting the band as their own.
US & Canada because Lake is smooth both by name & sound.

Australian Surfers & Folkies also warmed to the band...tbb recalls a handful to matter.
Aussies had to track this band down...Lake were not gonna flood our shoreline in any big way...What?
Safe bet to say that no Aussie ever heard or saw a Lake track on Oz Radio or TV... even to this day.

This was pre MTV so the World record export distribution was heavily bossed by Payola.
Oz never imported new Lake discs on order...most resourced the LP 2nd Hand in Boutique Record Bars.
Just on that note...This was a thing...(New n/a) Goldie had a few Record Bars importing Mint copies.
How Much? You'd need to fork out around $12-$14 to order a Mint "Lake" LP. (More than New!)
$100 in today's dollars...(WTF) Complete sham, even alt Records were massive in 1970's
Unclaimed 2nd hand import discs were slotted in-store (eg: $10 > $8 > $7 for tbb's still mint Lake copy)
No more than 10 copies on Goldie back then...but likely 100-200 taped copies = 500 Lake Fans!
Working Gromz could still afford A Board / Records / Magz but not Wetties / Leggies / Boardies / Wax.

Expensive soundbite meant band were never gonna reach equal acclaim of their 70's masterclass peers!
This answers why tbb hesitated with the skinny dip into the super smooth Lake...refection of our time.
Rare then, can equally be just as rare now!

tbb reserved the right to not review the Band's sound...No spoiler!
With the band being on the ultra down low...tbb can magically pass on same cool 70's Vibe to crew ...
Crew have the rare fortune to listen to Lake for the 1st time...sharing a golden 70's Surfers experience.
swellnet sounding board is the ultimate vessel to surf some Lake reverberation...

"Time Bomb"

"On the Run" (30 years on...Live is undoubtedly better than excellent!)

Even cooler number..."Scoobie Doobies"

Recommend the Lake YouTube Compilation as a follow up sampler

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Roadkill Thursday, 23 Sep 2021 at 1:46pm

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Roadkill Thursday, 23 Sep 2021 at 1:51pm

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Roadkill Thursday, 23 Sep 2021 at 1:58pm

And to finish…one of the greatest covers ever.

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Hutchy 19 Thursday, 23 Sep 2021 at 2:41pm

Very enjoyable Roadkill .

Not sure if this is defined as a cover as Jagger was singing as well . Gimi Shelter . Fergie is unbelievable !!!

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Westofthelake Thursday, 23 Sep 2021 at 3:46pm

For some reason my 11 year old daughter wont stop singing this slightly modified rock anthem

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Westofthelake Thursday, 23 Sep 2021 at 6:48pm

The above tune is now a tiktok meme.

Luckily the daughter has other favourite tunes

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Patrick Thursday, 23 Sep 2021 at 8:59pm

Speaking of covers, daughters and dads

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Patrick Thursday, 23 Sep 2021 at 9:10pm

Hearing it through the bassline

(How annoying is the miss-labelled title)

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blackers Thursday, 23 Sep 2021 at 9:34pm

Underrated gems from the Kinman brothers.

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blackers Thursday, 23 Sep 2021 at 9:54pm

And if we are doing covers again, The inimitable Adrian Edmondson on lead vocals and mandolin.