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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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mattlock Friday, 14 Jan 2022 at 10:00pm

Nice one Blackers.
They say Thompson was a headless gunner!

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blackers Saturday, 15 Jan 2022 at 12:12pm

I think the official advice is to do the opposite but this is a ripper.

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blindboy Saturday, 15 Jan 2022 at 12:29pm

Strange song but worth a listen.


"Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner"

Roland was a warrior from the Land of the Midnight Sun
With a Thompson gun for hire, fighting to be done
The deal was made in Denmark on a dark and stormy day
So he set out for Biafra to join the bloody fray

Through sixty-six and seven they fought the Congo war
With their fingers on their triggers, knee-deep in gore
For days and nights they battled the Bantu to their knees
They killed to earn their living and to help out the Congolese

Roland the Thompson gunner...

His comrades fought beside him - Van Owen and the rest
But of all the Thompson gunners, Roland was the best
So the CIA decided they wanted Roland dead
That son-of-a-bitch Van Owen blew off Roland's head

Roland the headless Thompson gunner
Norway's bravest son
Time, time, time
For another peaceful war
But time stands still for Roland
'Til he evens up the score
They can still see his headless body stalking through the night
In the muzzle flash of Roland's Thompson gun
In the muzzle flash of Roland's Thompson gun
Roland searched the continent for the man who'd done him in
He found him in Mombassa in a barroom drinking gin
Roland aimed his Thompson gun - he didn't say a word
But he blew Van Owen's body from there to Johannesburg

Roland the headless Thompson gunner...
The eternal Thompson gunner
still wandering through the night
Now it's ten years later but he still keeps up the fight
In Ireland, in Lebanon, in Palestine and Berkeley
Patty Hearst heard the burst of Roland's Thompson gun and bought it

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batfink Saturday, 15 Jan 2022 at 3:04pm

Great song BB, and remains one of my favourite albums. Zevon a highly political animal, from the same album is ‘Lawyers, guns and money’, with crack-up lyrics about a mercenary caught behind enemy lines in all those sub-optimal US CIA skirmishes of the late 60s and 70s.

Ha!

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blackers Saturday, 15 Jan 2022 at 3:40pm

He was a strange cat indeed. The politics were beyond me in my youth but much clearer in hindsight, It’s nice to be able to track your own progress! Anyways, a cool version of what is arguably his most famous song, after Roland of course.

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Hiccups Saturday, 15 Jan 2022 at 3:57pm

If you can get your hands on his biography, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead, penned by his wife from '74 to '81, Crystal Zevon, it's well worth a read. He was a complicated man, to say the very least. He gave her permission to write it, warts and all, and believe me, there's a hell of a lot of warts.

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Roker Saturday, 15 Jan 2022 at 7:08pm

We'll save Australia
Don't wanna hurt no kangaroo
We'll build an All American amusement park there
They got surfin too

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blackers Sunday, 16 Jan 2022 at 2:27pm

Coming up 50 years since Harvest was released. A song for Guy coz you seem a bit fed up.

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Supafreak Sunday, 16 Jan 2022 at 5:18pm

67-E1499-E-342-E-409-E-81-ED-B5-A6-AF573030

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blackers Sunday, 16 Jan 2022 at 5:26pm

But Mr Peabody, there’s music that doesn’t suck made today….
Just released.

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Supafreak Sunday, 16 Jan 2022 at 5:57pm

@blackers , haha yeah mate there is some great music still made , I’m a bit stuck in the 70s , it was a great era , my favourite .

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udo Sunday, 16 Jan 2022 at 6:07pm

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blackers Sunday, 16 Jan 2022 at 7:34pm

All good Supa, just having fun. Don’t you think Mr Peabody reminds you of a regular Swellnet contributor?
“Mr. Peabody's face and voice caricature were modeled after Clifton Webb, whose role as Mr. Belvedere is a similarly pompous, authoritarian, know-it-all character.”

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Supafreak Sunday, 16 Jan 2022 at 7:48pm

@blackers , I have a very good idea of who you are describing. Keep the laughs coming.

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icandig Sunday, 16 Jan 2022 at 8:32pm

@supa and blackers 70's are still good, but I'm always looking for new stuff. Not super current, but still nice. Keep an eye on these blokes, great stuff and they live locally.

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blackers Sunday, 16 Jan 2022 at 10:05pm

Nice icandig.
These boys are also from down your way again not a new track but worth catching live.

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icandig Monday, 17 Jan 2022 at 8:19am

Thanks Blackers. Catching a live show from Gizz is on the bucket list. Keeping the snake theme going. A recent one from the Beefs (featured on a JJF video not so long ago).

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chook Monday, 17 Jan 2022 at 10:53am

karen dalton documentary out now....

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blackers Monday, 17 Jan 2022 at 11:27am

I do like a theme, snakes it is.

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Supafreak Monday, 17 Jan 2022 at 12:00pm

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blackers Monday, 17 Jan 2022 at 8:35pm
chook wrote:
karen dalton documentary out now...
Cheers Chook, will look into it.
Another snake song by the mighty Polly-Jean.
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blackers Monday, 17 Jan 2022 at 8:52pm

Oops

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Roker Monday, 17 Jan 2022 at 9:45pm

Some that ship has sailed life advice for a recently defanged right royal (alleged) snake.

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icandig Tuesday, 18 Jan 2022 at 7:00am

Not gunna lie. I googled this one. Thought it was kind of funny.

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icandig Tuesday, 18 Jan 2022 at 7:01am

and....to make up for the one above, here's King Gizz again this time with Mick Fanning.

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stunet Tuesday, 18 Jan 2022 at 9:05am

Haven't watched that one for a while.

Next month it's five years since it was released.

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blindboy Tuesday, 18 Jan 2022 at 9:26am

Snakes? From the liner notes to On The Beach. It's worth deciphering.
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blackers Tuesday, 18 Jan 2022 at 10:15am

Some bad acid going on there BB.
Steve Earl, before he went down a similar path.

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chook Tuesday, 18 Jan 2022 at 10:31am
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Not gunna lie. I googled this one. Thought it was kind of funny.

midnight star are really good...."midas touch" is a stone-cold dance classic. it always got the girls out on to the dance floor.

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Hiccups Tuesday, 18 Jan 2022 at 10:33am
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Patrick Tuesday, 18 Jan 2022 at 10:47am

Barry White at 3 min mark

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blindboy Tuesday, 18 Jan 2022 at 11:56am

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san Guine Tuesday, 18 Jan 2022 at 12:44pm

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Hiccups Tuesday, 18 Jan 2022 at 1:25pm
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blackers Tuesday, 18 Jan 2022 at 4:33pm

I like both types of music, country and…

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blackers Tuesday, 18 Jan 2022 at 4:37pm

…this sort of thang.

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san Guine Tuesday, 18 Jan 2022 at 6:14pm

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Supafreak Tuesday, 18 Jan 2022 at 6:37pm

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san Guine Wednesday, 19 Jan 2022 at 8:05am

...snake eyes on a pair of dice...

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icandig Wednesday, 19 Jan 2022 at 8:14am

@Patrick... Whacking day wins for me.
Yellow belly black snake from a great Aussie band.

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Sheepdog Wednesday, 19 Jan 2022 at 1:02pm

When he uses his acoustic guitar pick up as a mic'. Mind blowing.