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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, 11 Jun 2022 at 11:04am
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A slight ear wax problem;) butthole surfers artwork.

May be one explanation for my tinnitus :). But then again so could this sort of thing.

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philosurphizing... Saturday, 11 Jun 2022 at 11:46am
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Robwilliams Saturday, 11 Jun 2022 at 8:55pm

blackers haven't had time to organise my memory so heres a few from internet boat and plane.





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blackers Sunday, 12 Jun 2022 at 9:46am

Great mix as always Rob, cheers.
A few more from the archives.

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groundswell Monday, 13 Jun 2022 at 4:18pm

This set is simply amazing..listening to it with good earphones jogging through the bush was like being on acid.
https://soundcloud.com/hedflux/wanderlust-promo-mix-oct-2013

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thermalben Monday, 13 Jun 2022 at 6:00pm

Had a great weekend of gigs in Adelaide with my two bands Rash and Diplomat. Highlight undoubtedly being Adalita doing guest vocals for 'Wrote You Off' for the finale of Screamfeeder's set. Incredible moment.

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Robwilliams Tuesday, 14 Jun 2022 at 12:28pm

epic ground swell levitating in my chair, go to hear a little electronic. ben tried to find your rash eliza robe song on utube. could only find live at ed for Diplomat

zens from other post girls ruling.





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chook Tuesday, 14 Jun 2022 at 2:35pm

Francois k doing a live remix of running up that hill...

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truebluebasher Thursday, 16 Jun 2022 at 1:31am

Midnite Special : Old School prog rocker that blew up MTV.
1981 tune was banned...not for gutsy Cross Cultural yuppie parody but for something more serious!
Vid centres around The Prez being Tried & Fried on The Electric Chair.
Thus the Song was buried whenever & wherever it could be!

Strange how tbb had to conjure it up...after some jaded thoughts...Hell yeah! That forgotten song!

Tune was new in every way...like other 70's Prog Rockers that spun out the '80's Kidz.
Song addresses the mass I.D crisis & Suicides during this fast paced New Wave era...
World changed much faster back in the day...hard for today's youth to reckon with that!
Punkz + New waverz saluted the Old Dude for dumping his hot mess on the table!

Frank Zappa ...You are wot you is...and that's all it is!

Ok! This song does have an odd companion of sorts that flips everything on it's head.
1984 Quirky off beat tune & vocal style with lots of trad instrumental fusion.
This song deserves credit as it was near impossible to come up with a totally new sound at this point in time!
Yet these guys did just that! Crew can hear the clever heavy layering it took to achieve this...but it works.
Such a cool sophisticated sound...carves out a space in time that only they could forge!
Wotz even better for us...is hardly anyone knows...can be our secret!

What is This...Mind My have still I < ( sdrawkcab sdaer )

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stunet Thursday, 16 Jun 2022 at 12:32pm

Good to see Swellnet's Head Knob beating the skins at Ed Castle.

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stunet Thursday, 16 Jun 2022 at 12:42pm

Following the recent cold snap I purchased a pair black fingerless gloves. Wonderful things that keep my hands warm yet I can still type effectively or eat hot dumplings without getting them dirty.

Since wearing them I've developed an involuntary, repetitious spasm that sees me cock my right arm, flex the bicep, and clench my glove-covered fist.

It's not an uncomfortable affliction, truth is I get a lip-curling kick out of it, yet I've no idea what's brought it on.

Anyway, here's some Billy Idol:

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tubeshooter Thursday, 16 Jun 2022 at 4:19pm

haha ,,Yo Adrian

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tworules Friday, 17 Jun 2022 at 7:44pm

buffalo gals, almost as good as it was fresh, was , give it away , the first rap track?

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blackers Friday, 17 Jun 2022 at 7:49pm

Songs about dancin? Can do.

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tubeshooter Friday, 17 Jun 2022 at 10:05pm

I know I can dance.

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icandig Saturday, 18 Jun 2022 at 11:12am

Coca Cola in Angola. Summer in Uganda.

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Robwilliams Saturday, 18 Jun 2022 at 7:41pm
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buffalo gals, almost as good as it was fresh, was , give it away , the first rap track?

Two rules I'm not sure, I don't know enough. Know it's early with break dancing . Its the only track I got of theirs on my old ipod. First saw it on rage along with grandmaster flash , Those old clips are pretty classic. I like how they are just doing their thing. Getting funky
The outfits of grandmaster and crew, city meets country. Gloves extra

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seeds Saturday, 18 Jun 2022 at 7:48pm

This doco on SBS On Demand will explain the origins.
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icandig Saturday, 18 Jun 2022 at 7:54pm

Probably not the first rap song (one of the first I heard though). I think I might have read somewhere that Malcom Mclaren was a bit of a scheister.

https://www.songfacts.com/facts/malcolm-mclaren/buffalo-gals

[Malcolm] McLaren was the manager of The Sex Pistols and Bow Wow Wow, leading them to the forefront of the British punk scene. Ever the opportunist, when McLaren heard rap music emerging from the US, he capitalized on the opportunity and released this song, which featured McLaren calling lyrics in a Square Dance style.

"Buffalo Gals" is a traditional song that dates back to the 1800s, where it was often played at minstrel shows. The "Buffalo" refers to the city of Buffalo, New York, but the lyrics were altered to fit the place where the song was performed. McLaren changed the refrain from "Buffalo gals, won't you come out tonight" to "Buffalo gals, around the outside."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_Gals
"Buffalo Gals" is a traditional American song, written and published as "Lubly Fan" in 1844 by the blackface minstrel John Hodges, who performed as "Cool White." The song was widely popular throughout the United States, where minstrels often altered the lyrics to suit local audiences, performing it as "New York Gals" in New York City, "Boston Gals" in Boston, or "Alabama Girls" in Alabama, as in the version recorded by Alan Lomax and Shirley Collins on a 1959 field recording trip. The best-known version is named after Buffalo, New York.[1][2] (Wikipedia)

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tworules Saturday, 18 Jun 2022 at 8:17pm

was movin from jj to jjj and the sound was changing, thought mclaren was more aligned to punk and I know this doesn't right but amongst this new style was this chilli peppers, give it away rap'n at me in some new way

sound right but

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Robwilliams Saturday, 18 Jun 2022 at 8:20pm

Cheers for that, read the same thing about Malcolm Mclaren, love a good music doco I will try to have a look. Interesting to see a little break dancing influence in the Vouge vid. I know Eminem also uses round the out side in one track, maybe a reference or shout out. I love how music captures a scene or an era and evolves. A real snapshot of creativity and society what ever the taste or style.

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tworules Saturday, 18 Jun 2022 at 8:37pm

Ali g as madonna's driver

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blackers Saturday, 18 Jun 2022 at 9:14pm

The message by Grandmaster Flash was released the year before Mclaren's song. I seem to recall reading it was one of the first mainstream charting songs of the genre. McLaren was reknown for appropriating for his own personal gain, an unpleasant individual.

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blackers Saturday, 18 Jun 2022 at 9:40pm

Mind you, having said that, this came out 10 years before The message.

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tworules Saturday, 18 Jun 2022 at 9:47pm

the cover version struck me

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icandig Saturday, 18 Jun 2022 at 9:48pm
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was movin from jj to jjj and the sound was changing, thought mclaren was more aligned to punk and I know this doesn't right but amongst this new style was this chilli peppers, give it away rap'n at me in some new way sound right but

Maybe they've been around too long and/or maybe their sound might be stale now- they seem to have gone out of vogue for some people....but I really rate the Chilli Peppers. Saw them @ Mount Duneed in Geelong. Anthony Keidis is an underrated 'rapper' in my opinion. (Maybe not a rapper in the true sense, but could still spit some good rhymes out).

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icandig Saturday, 18 Jun 2022 at 9:55pm

I'd heard the Gil Scott-Heron song before, but not for a long time. Stereo Lab might have heard it before too...

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tworules Sunday, 19 Jun 2022 at 8:20am

frusciante the next Peterson if you get the chance, was it an afternoon concert, ican, some good music hear, the kids took me!

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Robwilliams Sunday, 19 Jun 2022 at 10:43am

wicked blackers, hows the flute, Public enemy maybe influenced by this? Chilli peppers defiantly had their own sound at the time. Amazing how many of the bands in and around the San Francisco scene blue up as well. The whole music period previously and after in the US must have been something else to witness. So much quality output happening in those times. Live shows etc. Real melting pot like the UK in dominance. Then smaller scenes such as Australia were carving their own way with a little influence. epic stuff

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indo-dreaming Sunday, 19 Jun 2022 at 12:15pm
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tworules wrote:

was movin from jj to jjj and the sound was changing, thought mclaren was more aligned to punk and I know this doesn't right but amongst this new style was this chilli peppers, give it away rap'n at me in some new way sound right but

Maybe they've been around too long and/or maybe their sound might be stale now- they seem to have gone out of vogue for some people....but I really rate the Chilli Peppers. Saw them @ Mount Duneed in Geelong. Anthony Keidis is an underrated 'rapper' in my opinion. (Maybe not a rapper in the true sense, but could still spit some good rhymes out).

So many people seem to hate on them these days but they do have some great albums, i think some of these bands like RHCP, U2, Foo Fighters even Pearl Jam or Metallica should have quit long ago and noe have kind of ruined their legacies some worst than others.

But then again if they are still happy making music and getting paid for it, who are we to say anything.

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philosurphizing... Sunday, 19 Jun 2022 at 12:44pm

Two more from the playing for change series.

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icandig Sunday, 19 Jun 2022 at 12:52pm

Re: Chilli Peppers: Two Chilli Peppers books worth reading.
Scar Tissue by Anthony Keidis;
and Flea's book - Acid for the children is also a worthwhile read.
A guy who is trying to do good in the world and spread the love.
Get's trippy - but who wouldn't be with the life he's led?
I follow him on insta and he sure is a weird cat.
Case in point:

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philosurphizing... Sunday, 19 Jun 2022 at 1:12pm
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philosurphizing... Sunday, 19 Jun 2022 at 2:04pm

Not a bad thing to be able to sound like Al Green.

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indo-dreaming Sunday, 19 Jun 2022 at 2:40pm
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Re: Chilli Peppers: Two Chilli Peppers books worth reading.
Scar Tissue by Anthony Keidis;
and Flea's book - Acid for the children is also a worthwhile read.
A guy who is trying to do good in the world and spread the love.
Get's trippy - but who wouldn't be with the life he's led?
I follow him on insta and he sure is a weird cat.
Case in point:

https://www.instagram.com/p/Ce6v7aUNDRn/

Listened to a long podcast on their personal life's and bands early days to now, all are weird cats and lead very interesting lifes, but Anthony IMHO is pretty fucked has a thing for borderline legal aged girls and a history of not treating them so great.

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groundswell Sunday, 19 Jun 2022 at 6:49pm

Scar Tissue was a great read despite him ripping someones plants and had no idea about how to dry them properly...putting plants in the oven etc.

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blackers Sunday, 19 Jun 2022 at 8:45pm
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Not a bad thing to be able to sound like Al Green.

Great voice, thanks philo.

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philosurphizing... Monday, 20 Jun 2022 at 5:00pm
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tworules Monday, 20 Jun 2022 at 7:01pm

some depth there in all of that

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Robwilliams Monday, 20 Jun 2022 at 8:10pm

true blues from other thread, hows the crowd at Wembley, huge performance for the bands.




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blackers Monday, 20 Jun 2022 at 9:35pm

Long time contributors to the sonic landscape.