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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 commented Monday, 15 Oct 2018 at 8:51pm

Loved the doco Indo, nice find.
Not sure if anyone has raised these fellas. The clubby outfit just ices the cake. The boys from the Cosmic Psychos are big fans.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j58V2vC9EPc

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redmondo commented Wednesday, 17 Oct 2018 at 8:13am

Unskinny bop bop is a very uplifting song. And Milly and Vanilli very funny too.

Victory!

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 18 Oct 2018 at 7:19pm

Not really a fan of the Foo fighters except their first two albums, but you have to love Dave Grohl he really is the nicest guy in rock and roll, imagine being this 10 year old kid.

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thermalben commented Thursday, 18 Oct 2018 at 7:23pm

Dave is one of the greatest drummers of all time. The stuff he’s done with QOTSA and Them Crooked Vultures is benchmark stuff for me. 

And jeez, I gave those first two FF albums a thrashing in the day. Love ‘em both for different reasons... Dave’s got a great ear for a melody.

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 18 Oct 2018 at 7:23pm

@Blackers

Yeah I've seen that one, i think they also love the Cosmic Psychos, it could easily be a Cosmic's song...but it is good.

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mattlock commented Friday, 19 Oct 2018 at 9:22am

I think the best thing Dave Grohl has done is Probot.

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stunet commented Friday, 19 Oct 2018 at 9:28am

Agree. Not much of a fan otherwise.

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mattlock commented Friday, 19 Oct 2018 at 2:25pm

I've been enjoying the Tropical Fuck Storm album lately. New original Australian music.

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thermalben commented Friday, 19 Oct 2018 at 4:09pm

Looking forward to the Bronx this weekend.

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blindboy commented Friday, 19 Oct 2018 at 5:08pm

On the money there matlock. The Drones by any other name still sound great. I have a ticket to see them support King Gizzard next month. Saw the reverse bill at the Opera House a couple if years ago, King Gizzard supporting The Drones.

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goofyfoot commented Friday, 19 Oct 2018 at 5:09pm

Nice Ben that will be epic

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blindboy commented Friday, 19 Oct 2018 at 5:13pm

Dave Grohl? Great drummer. Them Crooked Vultures and Nirvana. Foo Fighters were probably the best exponents of punkish pop but that was never a genre to be taken seriously.

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factotum commented Friday, 19 Oct 2018 at 5:45pm

The Bronx! You will have to fill us in, Ben.

"Foo Fighters were probably the best exponents of punkish pop but that was never a genre to be taken seriously."

Hmmm. Out of the three you mentioned or out of anyone? Spurious genre comment as well for mine.

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blindboy commented Friday, 19 Oct 2018 at 5:54pm

factotum I wouldn't classify Nirvana or Them Crooked Vultures as punkish pop, so yeh I think the Foo Fighters were the best in that genre, though I will readily admit to not listening to a wide selection.

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factotum commented Friday, 19 Oct 2018 at 7:06pm

It's interesting. Punk pop. Pop punk.

Who's who in that zoo?

Some great bands.

I don't know where these blokes fit in what pantheon.

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stunet commented Friday, 19 Oct 2018 at 7:53pm

Top five pop punk albums - the definitive list:

The Dawn of the Dickies - The Dickies
Milo Goes to College - The Descendents
Hot For Your Love, Baby - The Hard Ons
Love Bites - Buzzcocks
First three albums by the Ramones (cant separate them)

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stunet commented Friday, 19 Oct 2018 at 7:57pm

Goes together like beer and The Dickies...

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stunet commented Friday, 19 Oct 2018 at 8:00pm

Honorary mention!

Hornet Pinata - The Didjits

Track one...

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fraser-gordon commented Saturday, 20 Oct 2018 at 8:19am

Surfless morning wakeup

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blackers commented Saturday, 20 Oct 2018 at 11:29am

7 for the price of 5, nice work Stu.

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indo-dreaming commented Sunday, 21 Oct 2018 at 8:33am

Something a bit different.

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Finntim commented Sunday, 21 Oct 2018 at 7:20pm

Hey ben, you might be pleased to know that former qotsa & EODM drummer joey castillo has joined the bronx, as former drummer jorma vik has joined EODM. Big fan of both and hope to make the trip myself this week.

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thermalben commented Monday, 22 Oct 2018 at 7:36am

Great show last night at the Northern. Gotta admire Matt Caughthran's unstoppable energy after sixteen years at the front! I'm still amazed at how well he sings too, given what he puts his throat through every night.

Thanks Finntim or the heads up re: Joey Castillo - I wasn't aware there'd been a change (haven't seen the Bronx in a few years, and to be honest am not a big fan of EODM). He played really well, though I do prefer Jorma. Joey upped the pace for many of their songs - something I'm certainly guilty of too! - but in doing so, lost some of Jorma's technical nuance.

Still, a bloody good show for a Sunday night and a decent crowd for Byron too - you never know which shows will do well (I saw Trail of Dead a few years ago with what seemed to be less than a hundred people). 

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Finntim commented Monday, 22 Oct 2018 at 1:22pm

wow , trail of dead with less than a hundred, thats a crime. Sources tags and codes is a ripping album. Yeah when I saw Jorma play last time I was blown away by his ability and stamina, for a little guy he sure can play hard and with awesome style too. The Beat That Kills!

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blackers commented Monday, 22 Oct 2018 at 3:53pm
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nomad1 commented Monday, 22 Oct 2018 at 5:35pm

The album Carnival comes from, Whiskey for the Holy Ghost is prob one of my all time fav albums. .. really like the album the other song comes from too Bubblegum

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nomad1 commented Monday, 22 Oct 2018 at 6:29pm

..Trail of Dead toured this summer in Europe playing Source tags and codes start to finish.. Still sounds good!

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Rabbits68 commented Monday, 22 Oct 2018 at 8:53pm

Can someone please explain how to upload a YouTube video, as per Indo-dreaming's above, as apposed to just the link, as per blackers above.

Thanks in advance!

Crystal Clear

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indo-dreaming commented Monday, 22 Oct 2018 at 9:30pm

If say a youtube video.

1. click on share

2. Click on embed

3. Copy the code that appears.

4. Paste it into here the comment box.

5. Just like this

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upnorth commented Monday, 22 Oct 2018 at 10:19pm

Cheers Indo dreaming, even I can manage that. Been enjoying joy as an act of resistance.

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Rabbits68 commented Thursday, 25 Oct 2018 at 12:30am

This is a pretty cool cover I reckon.

https://youtu.be/J06yQb4lbPk

P.S. Cant embed the video into here for some reason. I’m sure it’s just me & not your instructions Indo. Cheers.

Crystal Clear

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 25 Oct 2018 at 8:04am
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factotum commented Thursday, 25 Oct 2018 at 5:39pm

I'm sure this crew has made an appearance on here somewhere before.

Just found out that an old mate's kid is in there. Dead ringer too!

Not bad.

(used to be called West Thebarton Brothel Party for those that didn't know)

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factotum commented Friday, 26 Oct 2018 at 4:04pm

Some brill pop punk/punk pop from Nova Scotia! Ya can't go wrong with a band name that references Mad Max!

Also, a note on the Descendents album Liveage. One of those rare live albums that's better sounding than a band's studio efforts, I reckon.

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stunet commented Friday, 26 Oct 2018 at 4:13pm

Ditto 'It's Alive' by the bruddas.

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factotum commented Friday, 26 Oct 2018 at 6:52pm

I concur.

Add Hanx by SLF too.

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stunet commented Saturday, 27 Oct 2018 at 7:07pm

Big, dumb, and catchy as all hell.

More pop punk, this time from Illinois.

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factotum commented Saturday, 27 Oct 2018 at 7:34pm

Screeching Weasel!

Reminds me of these boys that a few of us here know. They were big fans.

https://numbskulls.bandcamp.com/track/coco-pops

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stunet commented Saturday, 27 Oct 2018 at 7:49pm

Coco Pops sounds like Choo Choo bar.

From the band who sing my favourite song about my (once) favourite wave.

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factotum commented Monday, 29 Oct 2018 at 4:27pm

Sick! Great surf-punks on different coasts think, and get the munchies, alike. We had better choof, but.

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blackers commented Monday, 29 Oct 2018 at 9:33pm

For you eighties kids....

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blackers commented Monday, 29 Oct 2018 at 9:48pm

... and for the cowboys.

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blindboy commented Tuesday, 30 Oct 2018 at 12:21pm

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=O3HK606xWaU

A little Sly Faulkner. There is also a great video of him doing a solo version of Whiskey going around on Facebook. Red Planet Rockets, Splatterheads and still going strong (minus the dreads) in Powerline Sneakers.

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factotum commented Wednesday, 31 Oct 2018 at 7:49pm

Why don't you take your social regulations...

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velocityjohnno commented Thursday, 1 Nov 2018 at 4:23pm

Ah, the 90's:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_NfJRLT8NY

Like giving an 18 year old the editorial domain over Waves, it was a time where anything was possible. Like arranging Nashville legends to record songs like 'Help Me Scrape The Mucus Off My Brain'.

As time has passed, it has measured up as a very solid country album too. Well worth a listen.

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factotum commented Tuesday, 6 Nov 2018 at 7:39pm

Lunachicks!

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AndyM commented Tuesday, 6 Nov 2018 at 8:02pm

VJ, 12 Golden Country Greats was an awesome album, great songs, top shelf musicianship and that typical hint of madness.

Who didn't love Piss Up a Rope??

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AndyM commented Tuesday, 6 Nov 2018 at 8:02pm

VJ, 12 Golden Country Greats was an awesome album, great songs, top shelf musicianship and that typical hint of madness.

Who didn't love Piss Up a Rope??

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velocityjohnno commented Tuesday, 6 Nov 2018 at 8:33pm

I love the subtleness of the subversive lyrics Andy:

"I think I spent the dog-food money
But he'll love me just the same"

That line is a crack up... Been playing it quite a lot in last few weeks.

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stunet commented Thursday, 8 Nov 2018 at 10:18am

Jerry Casale and Mark Motherbaugh on devolutionary design and the cover art to the their first LP.

https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/devolutionary-design/?fbclid=IwAR27zq4DdHH0kd5NfZGJ0MICBiSnJvWT71sWJx258rQyBCfIQQGdx29Ih1c