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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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Patrick Friday, 3 Dec 2021 at 2:54pm

Mobile phones at gigs ---> punk is officially dead Fred.
If not dead, decidedly bloated like the PT's. Wonder if he got the selfie he wanted...

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GreenJam Friday, 3 Dec 2021 at 3:25pm

love the Splatterheads, Patrick. And loving this thread as always, some great contributions recently, thanks everyone

Splatterheads story is interesting. Firstly, the Lompoc County.... My understanding is that was in reference to Brisbane, and the police state it was at that time. I think the Splatterheads, like anyone a bit 'punk' back in that time, were heavily targeted by the cops, the 'task force' if you like (re legendary Razor song), so bailed. But also no doubt the scene at that time in Sydney and then Melbourne was more attractive, and maybe the heroin was easier to get also...

anyway, was stoked I got to see the Splatterheads once, not sure maybe 96 or 98, after they'd released the 'joined at the head' album, which rocks. That dingy little Crash n Burn bar in Bris. Awesome gig, very very loud, as they delivered their own style of 'splatter rock'. I'd rate it in the top 3 loudest gigs ever for me, with ears ringing for a couple of days after. Another I mentioned on here before was the Supersuckers, and the other I was reminded of the other day when someone earlier posted a New Bomb Turks tune. Saw them at the Orient with local guys the Onyas. The Turks were intense, relentless, I thought at the time it had to be a coke-fuelled frenzy

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Hiccups Friday, 3 Dec 2021 at 3:32pm

I would have loved to have seen the New Bomb Turks, but alas. Have actually walked out on The Supersuckers twice. Good songs, just boring as fuck live when I saw them.

Favourite Splatterheads song. Sly's voice is amazing.

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thermalben Friday, 3 Dec 2021 at 4:56pm

Anyone see Redd Kross when they toured in the late 90's (I think it was with You Am I). Phaseshifter is an amazing album... I had that on high rotation for a couple of years. Good live too.

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GreenJam Friday, 3 Dec 2021 at 5:03pm

they were one of those funny ones for me Ben. Not sure why, just couldnt get into them, and didnt try too hard. I knew they were touring with the Hard-Ons around that time. I recall they even featured at one of the ZZZ Market Days

and I was going to say that'd be a good book Indo - I wonder how I Spit On Your Gravy are not in that list? Anyone from the Melbourne scene have any insight into that?

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thermalben Friday, 3 Dec 2021 at 5:32pm

Funny how some bands gel and others don't.

How about Pink Noise Test? Can't remember the album I liked, and it's too bloody hard to search for - Spotify brings up a shitheap of wellness compilations to assist people with sleeping.

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Patrick Friday, 3 Dec 2021 at 6:05pm

Haven't heard of PNT but Redd Kross are very well known and, I think, influential in the punk/indie scene. I never really listened to them. Just sampled a song then, sounded very Beatles influenced.

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Patrick Friday, 3 Dec 2021 at 6:19pm

I'm in full music of my youth nostalgia mode:
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indo-dreaming Friday, 3 Dec 2021 at 7:39pm
thermalben wrote:

Anyone see Redd Kross when they toured in the late 90's (I think it was with You Am I). Phaseshifter is an amazing album... I had that on high rotation for a couple of years. Good live too.

Never seen them live or got into them, but i do really like these two songs, had these songs taped of pubic radio from that era, still throw them in the odd mix.

Id probably like more of their stuff if i gave it a good listen.

Kinda getting to much into that Lemon Heads, Urge Overkill, Teenage fan club direction though, i do like songs from those bands too though.


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mattlock Friday, 3 Dec 2021 at 8:55pm

Red Cross played here with the Melvins a few years ago Ben. They went alright.
Steve McDonald plays bass with the Melvs a bit these days.

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bonza Friday, 3 Dec 2021 at 11:08pm
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Red Cross played here with the Melvins a few years ago Ben. They went alright.
Steve McDonald plays bass with the Melvs a bit these days.

And it is ever excellent

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blackers Saturday, 4 Dec 2021 at 11:40am

Nice find Hiccups, funny.

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bonza Saturday, 4 Dec 2021 at 12:06pm

Hah very good. What a fusion.

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indo-dreaming Saturday, 4 Dec 2021 at 3:54pm

Havent watched it yet but this new Beatles docco looks cool.

From this

To this

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blackers Saturday, 4 Dec 2021 at 5:30pm
GreenJam wrote:

... I wonder how I Spit On Your Gravy are not in that list? Anyone from the Melbourne scene have any insight into that?

Not sure if Fred ever travelled far from St Kilda....

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Constance B Gibson Wednesday, 8 Dec 2021 at 1:59pm
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GreenJam Wednesday, 8 Dec 2021 at 3:20pm

funny Blackers... but they did come to Bris a few years ago, first time since their only other gig there back in 83 I think. Suspect they were chased out of town by the pigs back then, so never bothered again, for a long time anyway.
I was stoked to be at that gig a few years ago. It was wild, very memorable, they were very good. Blowhard supported, which was great because I hadnt seem them in about 17 years, and they rocked out a tight set, playing some classics, which brought back great memories of the so many awesome gigs of theirs I'd seen back in the 90s/early 2000s. Rollo then died about a year later, so I felt very grateful to have had that opportunity to see them one last time. RIP Rollo, a Brisbane legend

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Constance B Gibson Wednesday, 8 Dec 2021 at 3:26pm

Limeys!

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Patrick Wednesday, 8 Dec 2021 at 4:05pm
GreenJam wrote:

and I was going to say that'd be a good book Indo - I wonder how I Spit On Your Gravy are not in that list? Anyone from the Melbourne scene have any insight into that?

I think the publisher scrubbed them, something about the singer's name being problematic.

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Patrick Wednesday, 8 Dec 2021 at 4:12pm

Buddy love gravy

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Constance B Gibson Wednesday, 8 Dec 2021 at 4:20pm

More Limeys!

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blackers Wednesday, 8 Dec 2021 at 6:37pm
GreenJam wrote:

funny Blackers... but they did come to Bris a few years ago, first time since their only other gig there back in 83 I think. Suspect they were chased out of town by the pigs back then, so never bothered again,…

Yeah, the Vice Squad were keen on them for a while. This is a good read about them .
https://www.punkjourney.com/i-spit-on-your-gravy.php

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Constance B Gibson Wednesday, 8 Dec 2021 at 6:46pm

The Spaceshits!

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blackers Wednesday, 8 Dec 2021 at 6:46pm

On fire Connie. Keep them coming.

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Constance B Gibson Wednesday, 8 Dec 2021 at 7:08pm

Fred's Karaoke on Sundays at the Greyhound were a hoot. Collingwood apron on and nothing else but a cowboy hat (with a '?' on it...apt)

Hung like a cashew.

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blackers Thursday, 9 Dec 2021 at 9:42am

Another mid 80's gem.

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blackers Thursday, 9 Dec 2021 at 9:44am

and one for Gladys

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Constance B Gibson Thursday, 9 Dec 2021 at 11:38am

I think there's a link here.

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philosurphizing... Thursday, 9 Dec 2021 at 1:50pm

RIP Robbie Shakespeare

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Constance B Gibson Thursday, 9 Dec 2021 at 3:25pm

Motor City Wreckers.

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Constance B Gibson Thursday, 9 Dec 2021 at 7:19pm

Name songs! And go...

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Constance B Gibson Thursday, 9 Dec 2021 at 7:22pm

Applegate!

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blackers Thursday, 9 Dec 2021 at 8:40pm
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mattlock Thursday, 9 Dec 2021 at 9:08pm

Ah Contance.
But Gibby loves a girl called Ellen more than Christina.
Whom is wearing the dog's collar?

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blackers Thursday, 9 Dec 2021 at 9:38pm

Name songs? Let’s go alphabetically…
Given we have done A, B is for Basia

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Constance B Gibson Friday, 10 Dec 2021 at 12:33pm

Basia Bonkowski! How good were the female TV music presenters back then? Annette Shun Wah was another.

But my personal fave was Suzanne Dowling of Rock Arena. What a show. Big Black and the Butthole Surfers on the ABC in the 80s!?

Interesting that her partner is Kym Gyngell! But of course! Class all the way.

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Constance B Gibson Friday, 10 Dec 2021 at 12:34pm

Anyway, another C.

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synchrodogcal Friday, 10 Dec 2021 at 1:31pm
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Ah blackers, the 90's, it was only the other day wasn't it?

And I reckon another poster here was at this one?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h90AJQcYmP0

yep that'd be me, even had hair back then, ha!

funny thing is, i don't even remember that gig

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synchrodogcal Friday, 10 Dec 2021 at 1:45pm
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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.

haha, or not, i must have done to much brain to my damage

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synchrodogcal Friday, 10 Dec 2021 at 2:11pm

oh & here's a 'd' for blackers alphabet game, saw these guys at the prince one time and they were unreal!

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Hiccups Friday, 10 Dec 2021 at 2:16pm

D!

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synchrodogcal Friday, 10 Dec 2021 at 2:40pm

e

pretty apt for a friday too

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blackers Friday, 10 Dec 2021 at 4:24pm

Does this count as a name beginning with “E”?

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Constance B Gibson Friday, 10 Dec 2021 at 4:24pm

E's are good.

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blackers Friday, 10 Dec 2021 at 4:36pm

Ah the Leningrad Cowboys. That’s hair there!
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Hiccups Friday, 10 Dec 2021 at 4:46pm
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Does this count as a name beginning with “E”?

Absolutely it does.

Here's a beautiful G name song. It even has a tasteful saxophone solo, if you can believe that.

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blackers Friday, 10 Dec 2021 at 4:57pm

Nice. But from the sublime to the ridiculous...check some very youthful faces in this clip.

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stunet Friday, 10 Dec 2021 at 5:14pm

One 'g', two bass, and a lot of tie-dye:

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Blowin Friday, 10 Dec 2021 at 5:22pm

That’s an old favourite, Stu but why not head straight to the top shelf on this epic Friday arvo?