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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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toneranger commented Thursday, 7 Feb 2019 at 1:36pm

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

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indo-dreaming commented Thursday, 7 Feb 2019 at 1:59pm

I really like a lot of those South OZ bands from that mid to late 80s period that were often on greasy pop records and featured quite a bit on some of the old RipCurl vids.

Exploding white mice, The Philisteins, The Spikes, Garden path

I remember my friend some how got his hands on a whole heap of cassettes with lots of their stuff and some other bands like Happy hate me nots, Celibate rifles, Painters ad Dockers, Screaming tribesman, God, Bored etc

I think this was on a surf video

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Blowin commented Thursday, 7 Feb 2019 at 2:04pm

I used to record the music from those old Rip Curl vids onto blank tapes and listen to them flat out. Such good music.

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factotum commented Saturday, 9 Feb 2019 at 12:56am

Interesting, Tone Ranger. The ripple as cultural signifier. The history would be fascinating. Well, to me.

As a young double-digit kid, ripples were for Rockers. We were nascent skinheads. We all played soccer and had a British parent or two. 2 Tone ska was exploding. We wore Adidas Romes mostly. Dr Martens were fairly rare. Only really if you knew someone that had just come back from the UK. Your first pair were a big deal. Later, there was a skinhead shop in town that sold all the good stuff. Harrington's, Fred Perry shirts, Boots n braces. Crew used to come from around Oz. When I was a bit older I got a sick pair of loafers from there like the ones off the front of the Dance Craze album.

It was all-change when the Oi stuff and the righty whitey shit started up. Music was toss too.

US punk and hardcore took over. Later Vans (again if you could source them!) and Chucks from then on. And a Volley and ripple too (reclaimed or culturally appropriated?) when the Aussie punk got a look in.

Actually, before surfing took over completely and we were still involved in the soccer, we were all casual-style sneaker freaks for a time. Always had a pair of Adidas and Puma lurking. Still do.

Actually, here's another flashback. The Ciak! School social special!

As for surf soundtracks, there was a tiny window for mine. Billabong and Social D; Rip Curl's Rubber Soul; Runman. Before that, not for me. Though I had a soft spot for Richard Clapton. And the soundtrack for In Search of Tubular Swells was a ripper. I hear old Santana and I think of Gerry and G-Land.

Late 80s, nah. Early 90s and the Momentum gang. Well, having a dig. Borrowed heavily from skate vids from years previously. The structure, not the music. Check Speed Freaks for example. We used to think Bad Religion was passable pre-that whole Taylor Steele thing. Face-to-Face, maybe. Pennywise, same. NOFX. Actually there was a Rusty vid, Branno era, that had a Cosmic Psychos soundtrack. And an O'Neill one with insane footage of Herro paired with TISM. Was it a Webber job?

Sarge's Scrapbooks and Mindcrack!

To be honest, tuned out from surf soundtracks, and most 'on land' surf culture in the 90s. Probably from Rubber Soul onwards.

Oh Salvation!

"The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there."

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toneranger commented Thursday, 7 Feb 2019 at 4:11pm

the best pair of ripples i ever had were bought in of all places,darwin in 1977.they looked liked blue dunlop volleys and had red ripples and red laces.god,i thought i was superman in those shoes

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Blowin commented Thursday, 7 Feb 2019 at 5:19pm

Holy shit .....Ciaks !

Like mutant boat shoes. I just remember my mum looking at me heading off to a blue light in my Ciaks and a pair of corduroy pants with alternately coloured flouro legs and pissing herself laughing.

Branno - Never want to grow old by Cosmic Psychos. Also Thankyourmother for the rabbits during a Bells segment in a Sarges movie.

They also got a run in “ Real axe Across Australia “ by Creed Mctaggart . Showed them playing live at Adelaide. Good movie .

The Herro Oniell vid was better than Momentum . Saturday Night Palsey !
https://youtu.be/Yv3jcpFjmus
Apathy !

Well here we at the last verse. (At the last verse)
I've lost interest....

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philosurphizing... commented Friday, 8 Feb 2019 at 4:53pm

A brass band called Meute - Hey Hey
Warning ..... Tuba solo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYtjttnp1Rs&list=RD7nJRGARveVc&index=14

Ninah Cherry - Kong
Her voice sounding as good as ever.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6ivBXh1zGQ

Roxy Music - Out of the blue
Excellent live version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ad_g2I91LQo
Roxy Music - Tara
From the same 2001 concert
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34hFiuoDug8&list=RDnO9d7ygog2I&index=7
Roxy Music - Remake REmodel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5Z__eBzIhA

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Blowin commented Sunday, 10 Feb 2019 at 5:16pm

Mixed pair .

One to get down , one to get back up ( Fuck yo couch ! )

Rick James :https://youtu.be/QYHxGBH6o4M

Rick James and Eddie Murphy/ Charlie Murphy: https://youtu.be/Z63dJbcl1VU

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AndyM commented Sunday, 10 Feb 2019 at 4:49pm

That man's a habitual line-stepper...

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Blowin commented Sunday, 10 Feb 2019 at 5:10pm

What did the five fingers say to the face ?

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AndyM commented Sunday, 10 Feb 2019 at 5:15pm

Oh dear...

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Blowin commented Sunday, 10 Feb 2019 at 5:17pm

Slap !!!!

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Blowin commented Sunday, 10 Feb 2019 at 5:28pm
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factotum commented Tuesday, 12 Feb 2019 at 12:28pm

Nova Scotia's pop punk/punk pop finest.

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factotum commented Monday, 25 Feb 2019 at 2:19pm

An editing triumph from Adelaide's studliest!

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AndyM commented Sunday, 24 Feb 2019 at 4:30pm

Just to bookend that little arse-tearer, here's an interview with Wynton Marsalis.

He's an intelligent and opinionated fella and I reckon there's a particularly interesting bit around around the 18.35 mark where he talks about the ongoing importance of jazz.

He claims that we as a culture are fundamentally lost, and that jazz represents freedom, excellence and the concept of working in a collective.

Therefore, Marsalis says that jazz is more necessary than ever.

From the interview -

"If your financial industries and your political industries [sic] fail you, you have to go back to your culture to reaffirm that which is most sacred and special about being you - you're going home. Because you realise that the way you can get better and replenish yourself is that you have to go home.
And jazz is home, it's the best of the home.
It is a democratic ideology expressed by people who are being denied it, so they really believed in it."

https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/musicshow/wynton-marsalis-...

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Pops commented Thursday, 28 Feb 2019 at 3:56pm

On the subject of jazz (well, jazz-fusion)

Medicine for a slow day at work...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_XJ_s5IsQc
Snarky Puppy

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stunet commented Thursday, 28 Feb 2019 at 3:59pm

I'll see your Snarky Puppy and raise you one Snappy Krokodil

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Pops commented Thursday, 28 Feb 2019 at 4:08pm

What did I just watch!? Where did you dig that up from???

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AndyM commented Thursday, 28 Feb 2019 at 4:27pm

Well if we're going down that path...

Modern Polynesian fusion jazz.

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Sheepdog commented Tuesday, 5 Mar 2019 at 10:57am

R.I.P Prodigy's Keith Flint. One of the last truly original bands, fusing electro with punk. Hard to believe this is 21 years old.. Still stands up brilliantly today.

Sheepdog

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stunet commented Tuesday, 5 Mar 2019 at 11:03am

Prefer the album before that one, but for production values it's hard to beat 'Fat Of The Land'.

49 and offing yourself is a tragic thing. You figure by that age the anxiety and insecurity is all behind you.

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Sheepdog commented Tuesday, 5 Mar 2019 at 11:23am

As an elder, I can assure you, It aint.. Especially for many men. I'd also assume being worshipped in a "youth culture", and ageing would be even more daunting.

Sheepdog

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stunet commented Tuesday, 5 Mar 2019 at 11:29am

Guess not. Last year a mate of mine organised a talk, a 'Men's Shed' kinda thing, at the local pub and expected 20, maybe 30 people to turn up.

More than 100 blokes went through the door.

It was to be weekly over three weeks and the numbers never dwindled, in fact they went up when word got out.

Clearly there was a need.

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goofyfoot commented Tuesday, 5 Mar 2019 at 11:40am

I remember seeing Prodigy at the big day out about 10 years ago. Pretty sure they were the closing act from memory. They put on an epic show. RIP

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Blowin commented Tuesday, 5 Mar 2019 at 12:30pm

Depression isn’t always connected to security and when people discuss anxiety it’s not usually social anxiety they’re referring to.

Not sure if you’re aware of this and not having a go at you. Just informing you if you’re not sure.

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blindboy commented Tuesday, 5 Mar 2019 at 12:37pm

Whatever the cause of your distress do not underestimate the capacity of mental health professionals to help. Medicare now provides five appointments with a psychologist following a diagnosis by a GP.

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shoredump commented Tuesday, 5 Mar 2019 at 1:50pm

rest in peace Keith

https://youtu.be/VJDJs9dumZI

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stunet commented Tuesday, 5 Mar 2019 at 1:52pm

I guess on some level I'm aware of that but, touch wood, I have no experience in it so I'm a bit loose with terms.

Probably should listen and read more than talk and type...

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Blowin commented Tuesday, 5 Mar 2019 at 1:58pm

Any idea what just happened to the links on this thread ?

They’ve just been replaced with a picture of a chimp with a wrench and a jokey line about there being an error with trained monkeys on their way to fix the problem. And lots of lines of computer code or whatever the fuck it is. 500 internal server error if that means anything.

PS The depression stuff ? Fear not , you aren’t to know. Lucky bugger.

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stunet commented Tuesday, 5 Mar 2019 at 2:06pm

Something's going on at YouTube HQ. Monkey's on the loose, bananas up the tailpipes, and now every embedded YouTube video on the internet has broken.

Should only be temporary.

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Blowin commented Tuesday, 5 Mar 2019 at 2:21pm

Spewing.

I’d have jumped at the chance to link to the scene in Beverly Hills cop when Axle Foley parrots the white detective following him about the fact that he’s not going to fall for the ol’ banana in the tail pipe trick again.

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upnorth commented Thursday, 7 Mar 2019 at 5:04am

“Crack down at sundown/ Fuck ’em and their law.”

We were nuts deep in the illegal rave scene of the early 90's when the tories introduced the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act in an attempt to outlaw what were relatively harmless events. Any music “wholly or predominantly characterised by the emission of a succession of repetitive beats” was a target in one clause. Every generation has its provocateur and Flint was ours, Their Law was the perfect response. RIP Keith Flint.

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truebluebasher commented Thursday, 7 Mar 2019 at 9:01am

upnorth is right! Flint {R.I.P}/ Prodigy deserve full credit for reinventing Punk.
Late 70's/early '80's Govt curfews were back & these wildcards said fuck that!
#GC punkz Salute...up the chain to Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten who reveres Flint.
https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/music/sex-pistols-star-john-lydon-...

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factotum commented Monday, 11 Mar 2019 at 1:38pm

Metallica & Slipknot are touring together...but not exclusively... I think...

[thank fuck]

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indo-dreaming commented Tuesday, 12 Mar 2019 at 3:47pm

Crazy how big "King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard " are

This video has only been up a few hours and its got over 52K views and 800 comments.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beIDKFwXam0

When they first started in the scene i kind of liked a couple of their songs seen them live support Tumbleweed, kind of thought yeah their okay have potential, i think i suggested them on the first page or there about of this thread. (Edit: Looking at 1st page nah i didn't but they were in my mix at that time, it was Money for rope i recommend, that haven't gone on too do much

But after all that time and so many albums to be honest, i really don't get why so many people like them, i mean don't get me wrong I'm not saying they are crap or bad, and i often click on their songs hoping this will be that killer tune that they keep on promising, but for me, nah.

Just surprised i guess by their success and what people see in them, they must be one of the biggest Aussie bands of the last decade now?

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blindboy commented Tuesday, 12 Mar 2019 at 3:51pm

I've seen them twice Indo, once supporting The Drones and once because Tropical Fuck Storm were supporting them. I agree with what you said. They started off interesting but never really got to the next stage for me. They are great musicians but as yet, pretty average song writers and it doesn't matter how clever you are the prog rock jam thing gets boring pretty quickly but the crowd at the Enmore (average age 20ish) loved it.

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factotum commented Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019 at 11:55am

King Coffey (of Butthole Surfers infamy) still experimenting up a storm!

"If you dig deep enough into the sonic muck, you can hear echoes of previous projects, but it’s better to just let yourself drown in the swamp."

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factotum commented Tuesday, 19 Mar 2019 at 7:07pm

It's that time of year again. Burp.

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factotum commented Tuesday, 19 Mar 2019 at 7:15pm

Melvins' have got a new studio album, Pinkus Abortion Technician.

And they've doubled up on bass players, with Buzzo and drummer Dale Crover joined by Steven McDonald (Redd Kross, OFF!) and Jeff Pinkus (Butthole Surfers).

https://www.revolvermag.com/music/melvins-buzz-osborne-10-albums-made-me

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mattlock commented Tuesday, 19 Mar 2019 at 10:24pm

Check out Melvins House of Strombo for great live set from the two bass line up. Great footage,great sound.

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Finntim commented Wednesday, 20 Mar 2019 at 4:17pm

House of strombo rules, theres some really great live sets all played in the fellas lounge room. KEXP is also a great source of live music, a recent highlight was All Them Witches.

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indo-dreaming commented Wednesday, 20 Mar 2019 at 4:21pm

Yeah agree on both those live/studio music sources, wish there was more of those and more bands did them.

Good quality live sound, but can really see them play in detail.

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Sheepdog commented Friday, 22 Mar 2019 at 12:47pm

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Sheepdog commented Friday, 22 Mar 2019 at 1:27pm

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stunet commented Friday, 22 Mar 2019 at 5:23pm

No. 1 in the US 50 years ago today:

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stunet commented Friday, 22 Mar 2019 at 5:32pm

Ryan Burch in Lennon glasses.

 

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stunet commented Friday, 22 Mar 2019 at 5:50pm

"My mind's made up in blue."

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stunet commented Friday, 22 Mar 2019 at 5:53pm

"Your appetite is so appalling..."