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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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talkingturkey commented Friday, 15 Sep 2017 at 5:04pm

Hüsker Dü were an immensely important band. The first from the 80s 'golden era' of American underground/alternative/independent guitar music to pop out of the trenches and gain some above-ground traction. Some may argue it was The Replacements, even R.E.M., but nah, not for mine. Their first albums were unadulterated Hardcore. AND they were on SST!

Nigh on 20 years ago there was a 4 CD compilation called 'The Songs Most Chosen by Rage Guest Programmers'.

Out of the 58 cuts only a literal handul of bands had two songs in the collected playlist. Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Saints, Joy Division...and Hüsker Dü.

(great compilation by the way... http://www.abc.net.au/rage/guest/1999/ragealbum.htm )

Anyway, FG had one song off that comp, here is the other. And a more gorgeous piece of work I'd like to hear.

VALE Grant Hart.

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indo-dreaming commented Friday, 15 Sep 2017 at 5:35pm

Husker Du are a funny band apart from a few songs I've never really got into them, but they are one of those bands that so many great band cite as an important influence.

BTW. How much does one of those Green day songs sound like this Husker du song.

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Friday, 15 Sep 2017 at 6:39pm

RIP Grant Hart. In 1990, I used to see him at different gigs in London, just hanging, sometimes just outside with his dog. I remember I bought his first solo album 'Intolerance' on tape, and my abiding memory from the time is that album playing whilst driving through France.

A Grant and Hüsker Dü classic. Interesting back-story and all. Check it out.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/sep/14/grant-hart-obituary

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Friday, 15 Sep 2017 at 11:36pm

C'mon, give us a break. Now Charles Tolnay? I last saw him with Grong Grong supporting Jello Biafra & his Guantanamo School of Medicine at the Corner Hotel, Richmond. SA legend. King Snake Roost. As well as this (with JB):

http://www.markprindle.com/tumora.htm

https://youtu.be/3VumwZsjmpM

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stunet commented Saturday, 16 Sep 2017 at 9:15am

Easily the best read for the pre-Nirvana years when there was a bona fide music underground, independents were actually independent, and music could still shock, confuse or carry great weight.

When read in its entirety it's a tad formulaic, similar style chapter to chapter, but it's a petty criticism, the research and inquiry far outweigh that negative - in fact, I only raise it as a shallow stab at 'balance'.

Each chapter is approx 50 pages, one chapter each for the most influential bands of the American hardcore/underground before it got co-opted and became something else, so think Husker Du, Minor Threat, Fugazi, Beat Happening, Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth, Butthole Surfers, Black Flag, Mudhoney, and the band that gave the book its title, The Minutemen.

From what I've read most of the bands seem to consider the book a faithful retelling of their histories.

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fraser-gordon commented Saturday, 16 Sep 2017 at 9:23am

I think Charlie was hanging in there for a while.

Insane guitarist check this first song out nothing like it RIP S.A legend.

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chin commented Saturday, 16 Sep 2017 at 7:45pm

Jesus, Grong Grong. Saw them at the Thebarton Town Hall supporting Public Image. Singer wore a leather gimp mask through the whole act, and hot buxom go-go dancers flailing about either end of the stage. Quite a show, which ended in a riot halfway through Public Images act because someone kept spitting at Jonny and they stopped playing. The singer from Grong Grong O.D.'d a few weeks later and ended up in a coma lol

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Saturday, 16 Sep 2017 at 11:08am

Stu-bags, re: Azerrad's book, you forgot that there's a chapter on Big Black! And who better to comment on the book than Albini.

Check this out in its entirety. Even the punter comments are interesting.

https://music.avclub.com/revisiting-the-book-that-immortalized-the-80s-i...

I like the book by the way. Made me seek out Mission of Burma who I didn't know a helluva lot about.

Like Paul Leary I can't believe it's 15+ years since the book first came out.

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Saturday, 16 Sep 2017 at 11:19am

Chin, great story. Heard about the legend of that gig. When I saw 'em the other year, old mate Farkas was on-stage in a wheelchair. I think. It was a messy weekend.

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skull commented Sunday, 17 Sep 2017 at 9:04am

I quite liked Short Cuts

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skull commented Sunday, 17 Sep 2017 at 9:20am

"Hüsker Dü were an immensely important band. The first from the 80s 'golden era' of American underground/alternative/independent guitar music to pop out of the trenches and gain some above-ground traction. Some may argue it was The Replacements, even R.E.M., but nah, not for mine. Their first albums were unadulterated Hardcore. AND they were on SST!""
VALE Grant Hart.
I was heavily into the SST bands. I loved Blag Flag's sound & their ethic and got to see Rollins solo & with his band. Used to play Do It to amp myself before a surf. I loved Minutemen, ( and got to see Mike Watt play with Iggy a couple of years back) Meat Puppets The Gun Club, The Replacements, Flipper. New Day Rising was my favourite work by the Huskers and Celebrated Summer is a song I learnt how to play. But the albums with the big record label were fine too. Warehouse Stories. I saw ther Gun Club when they toured and saw Paul Westerberg solo in London. But regret not seeing Huskers.

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talkingturkey commented Monday, 18 Sep 2017 at 1:48pm

One for the Swellnet 'men's shed'

I'm off for a Chiko Roll.

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Monday, 25 Sep 2017 at 5:42pm

Old mate's let this loose on the dance-floor the other day whilst on DJ duties. Some lives were changed, dude.

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talkingturkey commented Tuesday, 26 Sep 2017 at 4:01pm

¡Hasta la victoria siempre!

AND GOODNIGHT!

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Shatner'sBassoon commented Tuesday, 26 Sep 2017 at 7:09pm

¡Hasta la victoria siempre!

Indeed!

Give me convenience or give me death!

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groundswell commented Friday, 29 Sep 2017 at 6:57pm
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indo-dreaming commented Friday, 29 Sep 2017 at 7:44pm

@Groundswell I normally can't help turn my nose up at so called Stoner rock by bands other than Kyuss but that sounds pretty good just relaxed groove without vocals is good sometimes.

This is in a similar vein, just a real good cruisy groove of a record.

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groundswell commented Friday, 29 Sep 2017 at 8:05pm

I like it!

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Sheepdog commented Saturday, 7 Oct 2017 at 7:32pm

Great old track... Takes me back...

Sheepdog

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Sheepdog commented Saturday, 14 Oct 2017 at 5:17pm

Moto!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Moto coda!!!!!!!! Moto!!!!!!!!!!!! Moto coda!!!!!!!!!!!! Moto!!!!!!!!!!!!! Moto Coda!!!!!!!!

Sheepdog

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thermalben commented Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 at 9:14am

Got a great gig coming up in Sydney with Grun - we’re playing at the Manning Bar with Japanese post-rock band Mono on Nov 9th. Really dig these guys.. looking forward to the show!

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Blowin commented Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 at 5:49pm

Midnight Oil were very , very far from disappointing.

Go see them if you've got the chance.

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Rabbits68 commented Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 at 10:25pm

That’s music to my ears Blowin. Scored some tickets for the Freo Arts Centre “Sunday Session” charity gig next weekend. Can’t wait!!

Good luck with your gig Ben. Enjoy!

Crystal Clear

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Snuffy Smith commented Wednesday, 25 Oct 2017 at 9:42am

Balls of fire

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blindboy commented Friday, 3 Nov 2017 at 5:18pm

"Necromonicon". - Ministry live. Just caught up with this. If you ever were into them, this is classic.

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blindboy commented Friday, 3 Nov 2017 at 5:26pm

.......and with added Jello!

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philosurphizing... commented Saturday, 11 Nov 2017 at 12:53pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFSRCG4DrmI&list=RDMMmFSRCG4DrmI

A chilean band called Newen Afrobeat featuring Seun Kuti doing a fantastic cover of a Fela Kuti song called opposite people.

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indo-dreaming commented Sunday, 19 Nov 2017 at 9:00am

R.I.P

Another legend moves on.

Maybe not the obvious choice, but something a little different.

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chook commented Sunday, 19 Nov 2017 at 12:38pm

"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFSRCG4DrmI&list=RDMMmFSRCG4DrmI
A chilean band called Newen Afrobeat featuring Seun Kuti doing a fantastic cover of a Fela Kuti song called opposite people."

very nice...and the drummer doesn't look to be as much trouble as ginger baker. nice collection of big shekeres. fema kuti's band play here a few years ago. they were brilliant.

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groundswell commented Sunday, 19 Nov 2017 at 11:01pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2mV519TDr8
Brings back memories, might give North Shore another watch tonight.

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philosurphizing... commented Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017 at 12:36pm

Didn't know this was on youtube.
2009 reunion concert of one of the great Manchester bands.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M19IQWLBPFI

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philosurphizing... commented Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017 at 12:37pm

Didn't know this was on youtube.
2009 reunion concert of one of the great Manchester bands.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M19IQWLBPFI

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chook commented Wednesday, 22 Nov 2017 at 1:22pm

...i was worried that link was going to take me to the inspiral carpets or happy mondays.

but phil is on the money...songs from under the floorboards, songs from where the wall is cracked.

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truebluebasher commented Thursday, 23 Nov 2017 at 2:41pm

Influential "Surf" instrumentals of the 1960's that superceded blue planet & time itself.

1960 - The Gamblers -Moon Dawg- (3 years ahead of Surf music/7 yrs ahead of Psychedelia)
1966 - Les Talismans -L'Interplanetaire- (Echolocation song/30 years ahead of Muse)
1966 - Davie Allan & The Arrows -Blues Theme - (15 years ahead of Dead Kennedys)

In a perfect world your favourite insane artist covers your other favourite insane artist.
Then what happens is all hell breaks loose. I'd be like impossible to see & hear that ! Right?
(W.T.F.)....
1965 - Davie Allen & Arrows tribute to Moon Dawg (Raves + E's... 40 years ahead of time)

In a nightmare world your favourite artist destroys their masterpiece masterfully.
2005- Davie Allen & Arrows caught toying DK punk crown with (Deen Bro's )Blues Theme.

Addiction Warning ! Locked in the loop right now.

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philosurphizing... commented Friday, 8 Dec 2017 at 1:27pm

John Cooper Clarke , Yorkshireman jokes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J1xPU8GOH8

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Blowin commented Sunday, 17 Dec 2017 at 6:45pm

Unbidden and unprovoked, I've had this song on a loop through my brain during my last couple of surfs.

https://youtu.be/AaKIN0cpLWs

I've had worse I suppose.

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AndyM commented Monday, 18 Dec 2017 at 2:21am

You're not doing too bad mate, Kim Wilde is so hot.

On the other hand, this song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJLIiF15wjQ

and this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

haunt me at work.

Makes for great singalongs.

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stunet commented Thursday, 4 Jan 2018 at 6:56pm

"You may ask yourself...well, how did I get here?"

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truebluebasher commented Friday, 26 Jan 2018 at 12:23am

A new face in Hell {R.I.P} Mr Pharmacist...Sounds like hick wap huh! over over.over over ~ tbb*

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Blowin commented Saturday, 24 Feb 2018 at 7:12pm
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zenagain commented Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 at 2:26pm

That was sweet Blowy.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 1 Mar 2018 at 5:38pm

I have a soft spot for sexy asian girls who do covers possibly better than the originals

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thermalben commented Thursday, 1 Mar 2018 at 5:49pm

Got a couple of gigs coming up in the next few days.

If you’re in Melbourne, Grun are playing at the Yarra Hotel on Friday night.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1975116556071466/

If you’re in Sydney, Grun are playing at 107 on Redfern St on Saturday night.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1951368648463282/

Should be a lotta fun.. These other bands sound great.

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blindboy commented Saturday, 3 Mar 2018 at 10:11am

Hi Ben I have been listening to Manyana, sounds pretty damn good to me. What time are you on stage tonight? I have another gig to go to but that should finish early.

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thermalben commented Saturday, 3 Mar 2018 at 2:20pm

Thanks BB. I think we are on at 10:15.

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blindboy commented Saturday, 3 Mar 2018 at 2:41pm

Tight but possible.

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truebluebasher commented Sunday, 4 Mar 2018 at 12:29am

Thanks for sharing Ben...Grun sound is very much original but notably Northern'spheric .
(UK) Northern Winter vibe seems intentional. Does the LP pay homage to UK bands.
(80's- Comsat Angels/ 90's- Ride/ 00's- Muse)... These Soundscapes echo thru Manyana.

"The Vicious"gives a nod to Pink Floyd's 'Any colour you like'. (Never the same but as good)
Toasting that '70's perfection ideal. Totally brilliant recording Ben..Loop it to bits.
Fellow Swellnetonians treat yourselves to Ben's Masterpiece. A lot there to like!

Pearl kit you play sounds very different? Very nice stickwork Ben, I loved it! (Go Grun!)
Off the record I also played a Pearl kit in Social Cancer...Then went Moon/Scabies Premier.

Ben! (Echo & the Bunnymen...LP "Heaven up Here") Best /'80's atmospheric drumming.

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simba commented Saturday, 10 Mar 2018 at 10:14am

Just throwin this out there for something different...well i liked it anyway...

https://www.facebook.com/diplyfacts/videos/10155518842636028/

simba

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simba commented Saturday, 10 Mar 2018 at 10:20am

bump

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 21 Mar 2018 at 7:42am

Good morning Australia.

https://youtu.be/WcChsLHzynA

Great day to be alive