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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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chook commented Wednesday, 23 Jan 2019 at 11:12am

wow -- how good is that seeds song!
a member of the seeds ended up in the source family cult -- they made countless pyschedelic jam records under various names, one of which was yahowa 13.
a docu called "the source family" is on the Kanopy streaming service. It's a free streaming service through libraries. it is really, really good. just join your old uni library or check if the local library offers Kanopy.

quite a few of those proto punk bands mentioned in stu's doco toured sydney in the late 70s/earl;y 80s. saw the kinks, link wray, the troggs (bit of an oversight not mentioning them!), nico (without the velvet underground). wasn't one the MC5 guys living in sydney and playing at the oxford regularly, so i guess i saw one member of MC5.

can you imagine going to a uni dance at ithaca or cornell in 1962 and link wray was the band? fark!

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loungelizard commented Wednesday, 23 Jan 2019 at 11:21am

gang of four touring oz soon reprising the "entertainment" album. i prefer their recent "what happens next" , should please the hard-rocking and politically "progressive" swellnet crew. some killer tracks on "what happens next"

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factotum commented Saturday, 9 Feb 2019 at 1:00am

Definitely gonna check out that doco, Chook. Probably today at work!

Kanopy is brill.

Also, Stunet, that Stooges track reminded me of these guys. Listen to the recorded version. It fucken aces it!

But then there's this footage. Sick. Coupla comrades get a look-in. Murf, of course. (Nice 2-tone sideys, BTW)...and ol' mate Carbie Warbie down the front taking the pics.

And Vale Andy McQueen.

Good eggs, good times!

Whooo!

Exploding White Mice - "Down on the Street" from brett allen on Vimeo.

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stunet commented Wednesday, 23 Jan 2019 at 1:14pm

Got a feeling it was EWM's version of 'Down on the Street' in Strike Force, not the Stooges original.

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factotum commented Wednesday, 23 Jan 2019 at 1:18pm

Spot on, Stunet.

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timpaice commented Wednesday, 23 Jan 2019 at 1:35pm

Legends. That's puzzled me since grom days. Now just for " catnip" and im a happy man. Thanks again lads

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factotum commented Wednesday, 23 Jan 2019 at 1:54pm

Nuggets!

So good, I got the t-shirt!

A fave track:

And of Mr Scorsese it would seem:

And on the Link Wray tip, a fave with the coolest namesake going since Lord Byron!

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tworules commented Wednesday, 23 Jan 2019 at 2:02pm

jon paris on bass

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blindboy commented Friday, 25 Jan 2019 at 9:18am

Just bought one of these and used the CD ripper Max to load it with flac files. I've never been any kind of audiophile but even using Apple buds the difference between this set up and mp3s through an iPhone is incredible. The other advantage is that you can bypass iTunes completely and store the files on an external hard drive, safe from the thieving bastards.
https://addictedtoaudio.com.au/products/fiio-m3k-portable-high-resolu

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stunet commented Friday, 25 Jan 2019 at 5:47pm

Friday arvo, beer and music, and my favourite song about killing your wife and going to jail.

Don't worry, by 9pm I'll be playing Cindy Lauper.

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Blowin commented Friday, 25 Jan 2019 at 5:54pm

An Air BnB a couple of doors away was playing Eurythmics flat out at 9PM last night.

I suppose it could have been worse. Could have been death metal.

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factotum commented Friday, 25 Jan 2019 at 5:55pm

C'mon Stunet, that's a bit rough, mate.

Surely, more befitting our national day tomorrow, yeah?

Oi!

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Blowin commented Friday, 25 Jan 2019 at 5:56pm

I like that a lot , Stu.

Nice and mellow.

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stunet commented Friday, 25 Jan 2019 at 5:58pm

Teeing up some Vic Simms...

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Blowin commented Friday, 25 Jan 2019 at 5:59pm

Never heard of him either. Put a another link up. A good entry song .

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stunet commented Friday, 25 Jan 2019 at 6:02pm

Here's Vic Simms. 

Fuck he has a great story. An early Australian rock n' roll king, then alcoholic, then convict, then forgotten man, a recording session in Long Bay Jail, then redemption.

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factotum commented Friday, 25 Jan 2019 at 6:04pm

Now there's something for Sunday morning, coming down!

Good stuff!

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Blowin commented Friday, 25 Jan 2019 at 6:04pm

Unreal.

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factotum commented Friday, 25 Jan 2019 at 6:18pm

Actually, make that tomorrow personally. Very rare punk gig at the local tonight!

OOOOOweeeee! (not to be confused with 'wimoweh')

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indo-dreaming commented Friday, 25 Jan 2019 at 8:37pm

Sometimes there is bands i love but rarely listen too, then i will revisit them and just fully binge on them.

When i do sometimes some songs with the test of time stand out more than others, and i find new things in the songs or appreciate them in a different way.

For instance IMHO this song is genius and how on earth did they keep it to only 1:55?

Basic but catchy riff with typical Nirvana sound, but then that second guitar lead riff is so cool sounding.

And the lyrics are just perfect, i liked Nevermind's lyrics but they were just miss mashes of cool sounding words or riddles, but here Kurt's song writing has clearly developed to a next level, clever but flows and not forced.

IMHO In-utero is one of the best follow up albums ever, I'm so glad they didn't go more polished and commercial sounding, it's heavier but still progressive.

Anyway with lyrics.

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Blowin commented Friday, 25 Jan 2019 at 9:29pm

I love that song.

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factotum commented Friday, 25 Jan 2019 at 10:58pm

Albini.

Look him up.

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fraser-gordon commented Saturday, 26 Jan 2019 at 9:45am

Getting back to Karl Denver this is gold...

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factotum commented Saturday, 26 Jan 2019 at 12:42pm
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indo-dreaming commented Saturday, 26 Jan 2019 at 8:20pm

No need to look up Steve Albini i like a lot of the albums he has produced, although i don't think he always does such a great job, for instance I'm a big fan of early Super Chunk albums but i dont think he did a very good job on "No pocky for kitty" but he totally nailed it with the Pixies "surfer rosa" and Nirvanas "In Utero"

Not really a fan of his bands or his vocals, Big Black, Shellac etc but probably doesn't get enough credit for influence on other bands etc

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factotum commented Saturday, 26 Jan 2019 at 9:24pm

Fuck, stick to what you know, kook...

Like...

*crickets*

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factotum commented Sunday, 27 Jan 2019 at 10:22am

Hang on, no...

SUPERCHUNK.

Sorry, maaaate. Much respect.

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factotum commented Wednesday, 30 Jan 2019 at 4:20pm

Senior Threat?

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factotum commented Wednesday, 30 Jan 2019 at 4:27pm

Minor Sabbath?

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upnorth commented Tuesday, 5 Feb 2019 at 3:52am

Head bop

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factotum commented Thursday, 7 Feb 2019 at 2:15am

SA South Coast 1995 flashback. How's the ticket price?

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thermalben commented Thursday, 7 Feb 2019 at 5:46am

Wow, I remember that gig well.

In addition to playing on the show, I also teed up the use of a front end loader (through the family earthmoving business) that was used for the media photo shoot. I'll try to dig up the photo, it's here somewhere.

Was a pretty tough place to run a gig unfortunately, and the low ticket price (meant to incentivise people to come down from Adelaide) was probably why it lost money and didn't run again. The live music industry - in particular big events like this - is an unforgiving business.

But, shit! What a lineup of great local (and one interstate) bands. 

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thermalben commented Thursday, 7 Feb 2019 at 6:00am

Dec 28th, 1995. I remember teeing up all of these guys to come down to dad's depot at Gillman (what a pain in the arse!) so we could get the photo. But, it ran as a full page in The Advertiser plus an accompanying article on the other side, so it was good exposure.

Let's see if I can pick everyone: top row - Murph (Numbskulls), me, Cane? (Loaded Zilla), Chris (Capital F), Sash? (Loaded Zilla), then bottom row - Dave Bunny (EWM), Aaron and Kim (TMOC), Ady (Testeagles).

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toneranger commented Thursday, 7 Feb 2019 at 9:37am

totally agree with indo on steve albini. i reckon he totally derailed the adelaide band Lizzard Train's momentum when he produced their Everything Moves album.way too muddy and the lead singer sounded like he was singing in a shed five kilometres away

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mattlock commented Thursday, 7 Feb 2019 at 10:07am

@Toneranger. I think Albini did good job with Lizard Train's Everything Moves Album. Awesome guitar sound and mix on that one. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think Lizard Train derailed their own momentum by wanting to move to Melbourne but the bass player didn't want to go.

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toneranger commented Thursday, 7 Feb 2019 at 10:10am

yes,agree on the melbourne thing,but that sound produced on that album was a fairly large step away from previous imo.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 7 Feb 2019 at 10:11am

Ben that’s as nineties a hairdo as I’ve ever seen.

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thermalben commented Thursday, 7 Feb 2019 at 10:18am

Unfortunately I'm still wearing shorts and desert boots too.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 7 Feb 2019 at 10:22am

I’m not saying it’s a bad thing. There seems to be a resurgence of long hair amongst today’s youth.

Sort of similar, maybe a bit less bong -induced rejection of grooming.

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thermalben commented Thursday, 7 Feb 2019 at 10:25am

Re: Lizard Train - I initially came across them because they recorded this album with Steve Albini at Mixmasters, the week before I recorded at the same studio (incidentally, in a band called The Undecided with Andrew P Street). So there was a lot of buzz in the air. 

I didn't have much exposure to their earlier stuff and thought Everything Moves was pretty cool. 

They were just one of many great Adelaide bands that didn't quite get there.

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factotum commented Thursday, 7 Feb 2019 at 11:15am

That's a classic photo above, and vaguely familiar.

How's the footwear? Old Abel down the front with his trademark ripples.

Shorts and ripples. Surely not just an SA thing?

Always got a pair of Rossi ripples in the wardrobe. Might have to bust them out down the pub today at lunchtime. With shorts of course!

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thermalben commented Thursday, 7 Feb 2019 at 11:32am

I tried ripples but couldn't pull it off. 

Personally I'm a Blundstone guy. Rossi boots had extra cushioning, but felt a little too fancy for me. RM Williams were way out of my league.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 7 Feb 2019 at 11:32am

Shorts and ripples was our school uniform.

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factotum commented Thursday, 7 Feb 2019 at 11:34am

As for Albini, best recorder of drums ever I reckon. Weird when you think of Big Black. I can tell if he's recorded an album by that drum sound.

From Jarvis Cocker to Killdozer and all points in-between. Famous, infamous, whatever.

Then again, I'm a drum fan.

And a Big Black, Rapeman, Shellac fan. Who isn't?

https://youtu.be/9MLoY_zadsE

Actually, how's the guitar sounds too.

This makes perfect sense.

https://www.spin.com/2019/02/sunn-o-life-metal-pyroclasts/

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factotum commented Thursday, 7 Feb 2019 at 12:06pm

"Shorts and ripples was our school uniform."

Yes, mates from Sydney have said the same. But in SA it was an adult surf punk thing!

Exploding White Mice crew had the black jeans and ripples thing. Reclaimed and/or reinvigorated from the Rockers.

(Or appropriated and stolen!)

Check out the back cover of their classic Nest of Vipers.

Actually, here's a classic photo. A personal fave.

Actually, I reckon it was a WA thing too amongst the surf fraternity? They called them DBs, but.

Bon! From Freo to Adelaide!

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Blowin commented Thursday, 7 Feb 2019 at 12:29pm

DBs = Desert boots.

One time I was labouring for a bunch of reprobate pisshead bricklayers - is there any other kind ? - and we were having a Chrissy party in the city. You know the time of year when everyone is getting loose and all the work parties are going on at the same time ?

So half of us were all jammed in this big Ford station wagon and getting near the pub , the already lubricated brickies were hanging out of the windows. Pulling up at a set of lights and someone’s yelled “ Check out that blonde chick next to us .”

I glanced over and there’s this sensational blonde girl behind the wheel of this canary yellow Rolls Royce ( May have been one of those super ritzy Mercs ? ) and she’s smiled over . Then someone’s noticed the little head poking above the window on the passenger side closest to us like a little kid .

‘‘Twas Angus Young and the crew lost their minds and started chanting his name. Angus gave this Mick Jagger trout pout smile and the devils horns as the lights changed and they turned away from us.

Bloody brickies went mental.

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 7 Feb 2019 at 12:41pm

So Adelaide and WA it was DB's

Melbourne and Sydney doc martins or hi tops.

And Tassie it was Blundstones

Do agree with Factom on a few things today, love the Exploding white mice and yes Albini does get a good drum sound.

So QLD was flip flops?

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factotum commented Thursday, 7 Feb 2019 at 1:09pm

No, ha ha, Adelaide was ripples. Rossi make the best. We get the naming rights. As I keep saying to my Sandgroping brethren. DBs are akin to 'pasty boots' in my book. Do you need to be a Salada of a certain vintage to get that reference?

I always found the Viccos to be Blundstone types too.

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factotum commented Thursday, 7 Feb 2019 at 1:13pm

And let's not forget the ubiquitous Volley!

Up the Roofers!

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toneranger commented Thursday, 7 Feb 2019 at 1:34pm

Adelaide band The Bodgies recorded a song'SOMEBODY STOLE MY RIPPLE SOLES' IN 1982