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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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blackers Saturday, 20 Nov 2021 at 7:51pm

The photo on the Iron Sheiks cover is just brilliant, blokes who like a beer! The better form of Oz pub rock for sure.
Have been getting back into some psych guitar sounds of late, maybe it's all the droning on in the forum's.

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blackers Saturday, 20 Nov 2021 at 11:14pm

TMOC got mentioned back a bit. My favourite X songs.

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indo-dreaming Wednesday, 24 Nov 2021 at 4:49pm

Something a bit different.

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Constance B Gibson Wednesday, 24 Nov 2021 at 6:48pm

Dedicated to...well, you know who you are

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groundswell Thursday, 25 Nov 2021 at 1:38pm

Oh my god, Weird al Yankovich got messages on twitter saying excellent piss take of kid rock but he said that actually IS kid rock.

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Blowin Thursday, 25 Nov 2021 at 1:48pm

That’s so heavy

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velocityjohnno Thursday, 25 Nov 2021 at 5:01pm

Her Master of Puppets cover is absolutely superb. Bravo!
I heard Metallica were classically trained, so it switches back really nicely. In fact, probably worthy of discussion here: did classical music become metal?

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velocityjohnno Thursday, 25 Nov 2021 at 5:14pm

& hearing that piano version of Master of Puppets reminded young one of the original soundtrack to Doom:

There's some serious creativity and intelligence in the music being made for games, this fella is awesome:

Part 2 even better, how he creates the chaotic sounds:

Doom still scares the pants off me, everything from the plot to actually trying to play it.

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blackers Thursday, 25 Nov 2021 at 5:18pm

Yeah good work Indo. Wasn’t what I was expecting, quite a literal interpretation and powerful keyboard work. Nice hair too.

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Snuffy Smith Thursday, 25 Nov 2021 at 6:05pm

If you love punk rock this is gold,

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blackers Friday, 26 Nov 2021 at 5:24pm

The 90’s weren’t too bad.

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Bnkref Friday, 26 Nov 2021 at 6:10pm

That Master of Puppets cover was a pleasant surprise!

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Constance B Gibson Friday, 26 Nov 2021 at 7:53pm

"The 90’s weren’t too bad."

Nah, yeah...

"I had a pony. When I was a little girl in Poland, we all had ponies. My sister had pony, my cousin had pony, ..So, what's wrong with that? He was a beautiful pony! And I loved him."

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gragagan Friday, 26 Nov 2021 at 8:10pm
velocityjohnno wrote:

Her Master of Puppets cover is absolutely superb. Bravo!
I heard Metallica were classically trained, so it switches back really nicely. In fact, probably worthy of discussion here: did classical music become metal?

They're actually quite similar classical and metal, particularly technical death metal.

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velocityjohnno Friday, 26 Nov 2021 at 9:19pm

Yep, agree.

90's were great, this one's a fav

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san Guine Saturday, 27 Nov 2021 at 9:37am

Strange before strange was cool.

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icandig Saturday, 27 Nov 2021 at 11:55am

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icandig Saturday, 27 Nov 2021 at 11:58am
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Yep, agree.

90's were great, this one's a fav

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cV-RkseeV0

Where's the like button?

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icandig Saturday, 27 Nov 2021 at 12:07pm

I used to listen to a fair bit of punk / pop punk / heavy stuff. Must be getting old though.....while I'm poking around the 90's - here's something a bit more mellow.

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velocityjohnno Saturday, 27 Nov 2021 at 1:15pm

Totally icandig - "Leaves Me Blind" was on rotation in the surf beast back then. Never got over to Melbourne which was quite the scene apparently at that time (expensive flights + small kids!)

Have we gone electronic on the thread yet? There was this awesome undercurrent of 80's electronic around Perth in the early 90s.

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zenagain Saturday, 27 Nov 2021 at 1:30pm

Flowers morphed from pub rock into kinda synth pop in early eighties and became Icehouse. I've always liked this track.

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icandig Saturday, 27 Nov 2021 at 3:04pm
zenagain wrote:

https://youtu.be/bw2XERe3q_Y

Flowers morphed from pub rock into kinda synth pop in early eighties and became Icehouse. I've always liked this track.

I thought their music was "OK" back in the day. I never really paid too much attention to them until jumping on the nostalgia train at this festival: https://bythec.com.au/past-shows/icehouse/geelong/
Iva Davies had the most pitch perfect, sonically mesmerising voice.....his performance for me was the standout in a bunch of great bands. Insert plum - " Classically trained you know".

https://neighbourhoodpaper.com/culture/man-colours-iva-davies-architect-...

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overthefalls Saturday, 27 Nov 2021 at 4:21pm

Way back in the early 90s The Beast of Bourbon prophesied the coming of covid.

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Patrick Saturday, 27 Nov 2021 at 5:36pm

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Patrick Saturday, 27 Nov 2021 at 5:37pm

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blackers Saturday, 27 Nov 2021 at 5:57pm

Spent most of the 90’s in the old dart. Missed a lot of oz bands from that period but did see this crew over the years. Two songs that pretty much bookend my time there.

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Patrick Saturday, 27 Nov 2021 at 6:51pm

Ah blackers, the 90's, it was only the other day wasn't it?

I was at this gig:

And this one:

And I reckon another poster here was at this one?

Dunno if I've been to this car wash...

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blackers Saturday, 27 Nov 2021 at 7:38pm

Ah mate, it was a lifetime ago! Plenty of fond but hazy memories. The music helps keep them alive, locks in the time and place.

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indo-dreaming Saturday, 27 Nov 2021 at 7:59pm

@Patrick

I like your taste in music some great Aussie bands there, Bored, Ricaine, One inch Punch, Seaweed Gorillas, early Magic Dirt.

Sticking with a little bit of a Geelong area theme(Bored,Seaweed Gorillas, Magic Dirt)

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san Guine Sunday, 28 Nov 2021 at 7:20am

Late 80's classic

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Bnkref Monday, 29 Nov 2021 at 3:21pm

Amyl and the Sniffers I saw live a couple of years ago. Great energy.

I only ever had a passing interest in Turbonegro but can recommend this. A 2 hr tribute to the leadsinger who recently died. Thurs 25/11 show.

https://www.pbsfm.org.au/program/sunglasses-after-dark

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indo-dreaming Monday, 29 Nov 2021 at 3:48pm
Bnkref wrote:

I only ever had a passing interest in Turbonegro but can recommend this. A 2 hr tribute to the leadsinger who recently died. Thurs 25/11 show.

https://www.pbsfm.org.au/program/sunglasses-after-dark

Same i have one Turbonegro album but not really a fan.

Much prefer the Helicopters

BTW. havent listened to that Sunglasses after dark program for like 20 years.

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san Guine Monday, 29 Nov 2021 at 8:01pm

The late Lux

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R00ney Wednesday, 1 Dec 2021 at 4:08pm

"...No man ever made a chrome grill look so good..."

Some crackers up there!
Pretty sure we got Hellacopters and Turbonegro at a market day in the early 2000's?
Fake blood everywhere.

Don't mind the Glucifer either.

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Patrick Wednesday, 1 Dec 2021 at 5:42pm

Yeeeah, good run of tunes. I hadn't heard Gluecifer or Louis Tillet before. I remember seeing Warped and another band called Food...Barwon scene too I think? And I remember when the New Bomb Turks singles starting coming in. Sunglasses After Dark and Shock Treatment were both Melbourne radio shows that turned me on to some great bands in the day. The Cramps was the first gig I saw without parental supervision, and we were under age of course. So punk :P

This one came out in 1990:

"He's a pistol grip shiftin'
And a lightning rod hammer step
Always busts his knuckles
When he's wrenchin' up his shit"

"You know I saw his woman. She was a writing his name in blood"

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indo-dreaming Wednesday, 1 Dec 2021 at 5:47pm

I was going to say, argh that might be where the Offspring got their sound from, but just googled it and they formed in 84 and first album 89

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Patrick Wednesday, 1 Dec 2021 at 6:02pm

Yeah Didjits preceded the offspring by years.

More lesser known and under rated stuff:


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Guitarist is wearing a birdman tee.

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Constance B Gibson Wednesday, 1 Dec 2021 at 7:34pm

Well, here's a change-up...

the death of a genius!

https://observer.com/2021/11/stephen-sondheim-obituary-1930-2021-master-...

Helluva woman's man too!

...and how that version came about:

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1990-09-09-ca-389-story.html

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blackers Wednesday, 1 Dec 2021 at 7:41pm

Some Oz sounds from the 80’s.

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blackers Wednesday, 1 Dec 2021 at 8:00pm

And Louis Tillet was the driving force behind the Wet Taxis. Great live, here is a good example.

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indo-dreaming Wednesday, 1 Dec 2021 at 8:35pm
Patrick wrote:

Yeeeah, good run of tunes. I hadn't heard Gluecifer or Louis Tillet before. I remember seeing Warped and another band called Food...Barwon scene too I think? And I remember when the New Bomb Turks singles starting coming in. Sunglasses After Dark and Shock Treatment were both Melbourne radio shows that turned me on to some great bands in the day. The Cramps was the first gig I saw without parental supervision, and we were under age of course. So punk :P

Use to listen to both those shows, loved Calamity with Jane (Jane Gazo) too and Mousetrap with Kate and station to station, RRR and 3PBS were awesome through the 90s, so much crap to sift through now and barely any focus on the live music scene, gotta listen at odd times for the decent stuff now.

Sunday morning programs on RRR are alright though, and i sometimes listen to Bigsey on Fridays even though he is full of shit and i agree with nothing he says.

Food were a band i heard of back then had a song or two tapped of the radio but i never saw them or never got around to getting their album, listened to them a bit since though, i really dig this song, has a Fugazi vibe but also the guitar has that early Magic Dirt sound (Daniel era)

In a similar vein these guys were good too.

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R00ney Thursday, 2 Dec 2021 at 10:34am
blackers wrote:

Some Oz sounds from the 80’s.
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The 'real' Bamboos!
Got that single still on rotation.
Olympic Sideburns, Exploding White Mice, Lime Spiders.
They were the best of times...

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blackers Thursday, 2 Dec 2021 at 12:01pm

Good time fer sure R00ney. I have the album (Rarer than Rockinghorse Sh*t) which comes out for a spin every now again. Saw them live in Melbourne once, they had just changed their name to the Heelers (?) for some reason. However, with only 10 people in attendance including the barman, it did not inspire confidence that they would be an ongoing concern. Shame, they were very competent musicians and the lead singer had a great voice for the genre.
And the Sideburns.....how ace were they?

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indo-dreaming Thursday, 2 Dec 2021 at 7:18pm

Funny we were only talking about Geelong scene and bands this week and I just came across this new book on the Geelong-Melbourne late 70s to early 90s scene with a big nod to Bored & the late Dave Thomas.

Not cheap at $225 but pretty unique good Xmas present for the right person.
https://www.loco-mosquito.com.au/boredthiswasgeelong

Some of the contents more in the link

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icandig Friday, 3 Dec 2021 at 7:28am
indo-dreaming wrote:

Funny we were only talking about Geelong scene and bands this week and I just came across this new book on the Geelong-Melbourne late 70s to early 90s scene with a big nod to Bored & the late Dave Thomas.

Not cheap at $225 but pretty unique good Xmas present for the right person.
https://www.loco-mosquito.com.au/boredthiswasgeelong

Some of the contents more in the link

Growing up in this area in the 80's was pretty epic and the Barwon Club was a regular watering hole. How's some of the names? Psychotic turnbuckles, Dogmeat, Splatter heads etc....Poppin Mommas was another - I believe named after a 'mens magazine' of pregnant ladies. Here's a Friday tune from another Geelong band. Hope you enjoy the video.

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blackers Friday, 3 Dec 2021 at 9:59am

Aye, some good bands listed there.
The Psychotic Turnbuckles.. "comprising former professional wrestlers who re-located to Australia around 1982 from their hometown of Pismo Beach in California, after being banned from the Pismo Beach Wrestling Alliance by promoter Sammy Duke." (wikipedia entry)

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freeride76 Friday, 3 Dec 2021 at 10:11am

Love the Turnbuckles.