Submitted by thermalben on Tue, 02/28/2012 - 18:47
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.
Fake news (above) vs news news
One day, kids, it'll sink in.
Good watch full 1.5 hr Cosmics docco
Good one, Indy. Bit biased maybe but then I did make a contribution to the film. Made the end credits and all. Do yaself a favour, comrades.
Balls of fire
Helluva vid, Snuffy, helluva film! Or rather, helluva performance from Mr. Lydon.
Actually, an interesting topic...memorable film performances from music types?
The Hollywood cognoscenti didn't think much of it. Lydon's inability to get work after that film is the lyrical basis for 'Burn Hollywood, Burn' on Leftism. Most people think it's a generic anti-establishment rant but it ain't, it's all about John.
Tom Waits in Down By Law has gotta rate as a memorable performance.
Meatloaf in Fight Club - definitely.
Art Garfunkel in Catch 22 - maybe?
Havent seen Ned Kelly or The Man Who Fell to Earth so cant rate Mick and Dave.
I can think of plenty of cameos by musos, but they're not the same, right?
Just saw Jack White in Cold Mountain last night.
If the role he auditioned for was titled as - "modern musician making a ham fisted cameo in a civil war saga." .....then he nailed it.
At least he was better than Renee Zellweger .
Who was better than Nicole Kidman.
The mountain was very credible as The Cold Mountain, though. Very brooding and menacing yet strangely alluring.
Haven't seen it in much else since.
billy idol is cool in wedding singer. (my wife makes me watch it, honest. and yes, I know its a cameo)
Isn't that kid in Dunkirk previously of one direction? I haven't seen it to know if its good. How about Tina Turner scaring us all to death in thunderdome?
Fark. Where do you start? "Memorable" is a wide remit!
Jagger in Ned Kelly is memorably shite. Jagger in the film Performance though is a different kettle of lime-scale. Nic Roeg also directed Bowie in The Man Who Fell To Earth.
Iggy in Scorsese's The Colour Of Money. As well as in Jarmusch's Coffee And Cigarettes & Dead Man (Gibby Haynes from the Butthole Surfers is in that one as well).
Nick Cave in Ghosts of the Civil Dead & Johnny Suede.
Rollins in The Chase, Heat, and David Lynch's Lost Highway.
Jello Biafra in Terminal City Ricochet, and with Tim Robbins & John Cusack in Tapeheads.
Ah fuggit, there's too many. From all genres.
I know it ain't a 'film' but check this. David Yow from Scratch Acid/Jesus Lizard & T.S.O.L.’s Jack Grisham, in this clip from Keith Morris' band OFF! (actually Keith was in Repo Man & Sid and Nancy)
Here's one out of 'left field'...well, for me.
Sean "Puff Daddy/P. Diddy" Combs in Get Him To The Greek.
It is what it is, but he's fucken funny.
Actually, Tom Waits in Altman's Short Cuts.
Great film. Great Director. Great writer.
Based on Raymond Carver's short stories.
And Lyle Lovett!
Who is the best actor out of all these music types mentioned? Subjective, I know, but...
What about Kris Kristofferson? Ice T? Huey Lewis (he was in Short Cuts too BTW)? Frank Sinatra? Dean Martin? Ringo Starr?
Doris Day? Aretha Franklin? Diana Ross? Madonna? Lydia Lunch?
I liked Roger in an old TV show Buddy. McVicar is defintely a worthy watch.
Fuck sake! We all know it's this guy:
Check round the 59 sec mark for a flash of tit!
Now on to more important matters, who's the best acting surfer in film/TV-dom?
I'm calling Robbie Page.
This guy hands down rip's big barrels.Great story too.
Cool vids, FG. Surfs G-Land, hey?
But I'd class him as a 'surfing actor' not an 'acting surfer'.
Now Bryce Ellis in Mad Wax! There's an 'acting surfer!'
What about Larry Blair's appearance on the Aussie soap THE YOUNG DOCTORS?
He played an injured surfer in bed!
Or this guy?
Gold! I forgot he was a proper thespian.
"Elle, you know I've got this hunch...you're the one to make me lunch"
Soundtrack for a generation (of swine)
Hilarious. And he's a dab hand at different genres!
“The dog leg. That dog had four legs. One you found in my trunk. The other three went out with the information you're thinking about right now. Two people you don't want coming around here if anything bad happens to me.”
Sure to flush out a few humourless PC types
Oi, wanna feel old?
Or alternatively, if you've never heard it (lucky you!), feel shiny and new?
Yeah they're- good. Seeing them live would have been a blast.
Incredible band and provocateur nonpareil but I'd disgaree all their best songs are on that album. Kerosene, Stinking Drunk, Cables, Grinder, rate among their best.
I've got an interview with Albini in Aussie B Side magazine where he talk about the recording of Songs About Fucking, explains all their equimpent and sounds, the topics they write about (which is a hoot), then speaks dispassionately about why they need to split up. No-one quite like him.
wait.....for the past thirty years i've been confusing the psychotic turnbuckles and the cosmic psychos. at last, i can stop waiting for the cosmic psychos to put on crazy wigs and flip out to trogg's covers.
not the cosmic psychos...
Some great Adelaide bands on the cover of that B-side mag Stu even Harry has his name on there.S.A legend.
Few more from the collection. Bit of range in their content: Beefheart, Massappeal, Lazy Cowgirls, Lubricated Goat, Space Juniors. Indicative of the underground before it fractured fifty different ways.
can't say i remember b-sides. where was it published? Years?
the lipstick killers...weren't they over and done with by the late 70s? seems a different era to the other bands listed. maybe i'm confusing them with another band, again.
Funny looking at those made me remember Underground Surf mag.The surf content was pretty shitty but the other stuff in there was sort of cool?Like a car crash.It was a Cronulla based publication no?The Insane Hombre's guy had something to do with it as well if I recall.Seeing Lubricated Goat live as a grom was up there haha.
Just had a fun surf at a little novelty wave . The song at the 9:00 minute mark was going through my head unbidden the entire time .
"Dogshit ....I wash it off but the foul stench follows me
Take your Dogshit and go far away from me "
Anyone know anything about the band ?
I've never heard them anywhere else and they've got a couple of good ones on there if my memory is correct.
Yep, Cronulla. Ben Horvath as editor and Johnny Kwala as spiritual advisor and graphic artist.
I remember Johnny Kwala, he used to write for Surfing Life as well. He was everywhere for a while. He was funny. I wonder whatever happened to that guy?
Isn't he Sheep-Dog on here?
Do you mean funny ha-ha, or, well, y'know..?
That Underground Surf was a queer rooster. Tiniest photos ever. A bit all over the shop. And the ed seemed like a private school punk. Heart in the right place, but I dunno, a bit soft?
And then there was the old Insane Hombre ranting and raving. Much like his band. Having a go, "keeping it real", but that was about the long and tall of it.
Anyway, I remember their freebie video was highly watchable. Might have been their high-water mark.
Doesn't that Horvath fella write surf stuff for The Daily Terror?!
Yeah, nahhhhhhh....... Not me. lol
RIP cheers for the many rad tunes.
"Why bother spending time
Reading up on things
Everybody's an authority
In a free land."
Not one of Grant's but one of their best.
Husker Du are like a fine wine will be on high rotation today.