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.
Keeping with the NZ theme the best song the pixies never wrote
And a great NZ cover
I couldn't decided which one so get both
Goin with the nz thing, love this song
Heard this on the radio the other day,, love this one too. It's probably just annoying though if u didn't grow up with it
grungyest grunge before grunge was even a thing....
Available next for the festivals of NSW especially.
Mid 2000's I still watched Rage..fading fast i was then i awoke to XXXL song.
Rage sure did spoon us some crap but then threw us this yummy biscuit.
Reason i picked this one...Band is from Idaho but sound is NZ Flying Nun Records.
(High Quality Alert *****) enjoy your trip...
Built to Spill ~ Conventional Wisdomhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFIBwS0GVX0
That was good. I like it . I like it a lot.
Thanks skypan a friend once had a copy! Never heard that track since 1984/85.
Last gig I went to the DJ's stash was exceptional ...tbb/DJ saluted epic NZ track...
King Loser ~ '76 Come Back Special (There is no escape...it chooses you!)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWGHvFHMiNk
factotum that is just plain nasty...tbb prefers his in cone.
I've lined up a date for the gig...https://media3.giphy.com/media/Siv5igccR8IrS/giphy.gif?cid=3640f6095c95a...
I'm with you Blowin! Cheers!
Glad you liked it tbb, I thought I'd only get bagged for that grating noisefest
I reckon you'll love this. One of my favouritest bands ever, right up your alley I suspect. Couldn't line it up on youtube, they're not there! Which is kinda cool.
Was aiming for the second song - mecca reggae - but this site don't do that. The whole album's classic I reckon.
Intriguing choice there. How?
Not why, how? Unless you're from SA and of a certain vintage, it is intriguing.
almost as intriguing as you factobum...
sypkan that Hoot Mc Kloot have a lot going on...(Factotum is havin a laugh!)
tbb gave em a fair trial ...Hoot Mc Kloot are almost like 3 bands at once!
Birdman/Partisans/Rancid variations of the three.
Punk Pensioner tbb salutes the retro 1983 end of the world tribute
Swellnet Punks load AA side >  Pre War Blues >  Attitude Problem .
Cheers for that rowdy pair sypkan!
I met up with 'I spit on your Gravy' after a early '80's Playroom Gig!)
tbb said it was cool how they tribute Splodgenessabounds
Believe what you like...https://vimeo.com/130856601
Lowie! Straight outta Hackham!
Here's one for him and the boys. They used to do a killer version.
TBB, Fred Negro is a bonafide fucken good egg.
Funny twisted nights at the Greyhound with him hosting the karaoke with his Collingwood apron on and little else. And I mean little. Hung like a cashew.
Another one of his outfits.
I enjoyed I Spit on your Gravy just repeating same gig with the beer songs.
Let it be known factotum started this Beerfest.
Splodgenessabounds: 2 pints of lager & a packet of crisps pleasehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf3aJx7D7YA
Your shout now...Aussies..( Make it a Double Round for us clowns)
Flinn: 2 cans of Fosters & a packet of Potato Chips + Barman's Replyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl4I5rk4MKg
Sham 69: Hurry up Harry "Where going down the Pub!"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdVFzdRZF0Q
Peter & The Test Tube Babies: Banned from The Pubshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaJ-kdqnvA4
D Mob: No room for you!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BgSrBYqbH8
Jeez, the Greyhound Hotel had a killer jukebox too.
As for alcohol...
And allied to Lowie and the boys, how's their one-time compilation mates - Where's The Pope? - made this list!
They used to do a killer version of 'alcohol' too.
That compilation in question.
Cosmic Phsycos are the kings of beer songs.
- "Nice day to go to the pub"
-"Please sir can I have some more"
-"Nude sheilas on motorbikes drinking beer"
Thats just off one album.
Didn't realise lowie was a hackam boy. He's not the only one straight outa hackam...maybe...kinda...sorta...
Big talent pool those dirty southern suburbs. Maybe moreso a small talent pool, but very prolific. Lowie's a fucken legend, saw him commandeer the public enemy stage at the thebby. Surrounded by the big scary s1w's, ranting and raving, back when political ranting and raving was still cool...
Didn't really rate where's the pope? after they went all beer and bbq's, prior to that they were good.
Cosmic psycho beer songs much better, credit card etc. way better again..
SA great, Sypkan?
Minutemen: 'My heart and the real world'
Snare drum sorta puts 'em there even though they were scenes apart - which counted for something pre-internet.
Speaking of...VF second album, apparently tanked but had this T-Rex cover which counted for something.
More unlikely cover songs. Ace and Paul and Gene and Pete play Mick and Keef and Charlie and Ronnie during the Stones' own Sargeant Pepper moment. Great late night driving song. "There's 106 miles to Norseman, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark out, and we're wearing face paint."
Never even considered another Femmes album for some reason . Maybe lack of musical initiative or imagination on my behalf . Loved their first though. Perhaps the last concept album I owned.
Unless .....would Californication by RHCP count ? Or is that just a running theme ?
Same ! tbb throws Minutemen song in the Violent Femmes pile as well.
Backing up to Stu's Feedtime! They do sound exactly like they should at that time.
I'm gonna keep SA thread going & credit tough swamp sound to The Spikes (1983)
Spikes made vidz! (rare for indy bands)Cutting inroads into our Qld Scene.
Gold Coast Punks were keen on their original hard sharp song structure.(Like Wire)
Pioneering pre 1984 de-evolution band already twisting Back to the Future Sound.
Later that sound was coined Swamp > Grunge (Sub Pop) full circle to Feedtime.
Spikes more than just pioneered grunge..Stu & crew will recall all theses songs.
Time to revisit them as they kick arse as World Beaters of any era..(Solid Act)
'83/She's Melting (Makes INXS sound like a Boy Band)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=158RE8Q6tdY
'84/Flashback to Acid Beach (Hear the future Red Hot Chilli Peppers sound)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqhUTVbzuxg
'86/River Of Love (Just as good or 'maybe better' than Mysterious Ways by U2)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGiTRQx9KBQ
tbb/GC Punkz salute crew & S.A. Punkrock bands!
Doug of The Spikes. Father of Greasy Pop and head honcho of Umbrella Records, THE shop.
A bonafide legend.
Okay so who else use to get their mum to do their faces up as Kiss?
First band i got into, dont think it was really the music though, more just the whole image the face make up and getting the kiss show bags with blood capsule things etc.
I always got my face done as Gene .
Femmes also bring back memories that first album is almost like a teenage right of passage, brings back memories of underage drinking and stink finger.
Never listen to other albums but Debacle is okay has a few songs from other albums.
BTW. Amazing how Feed time and the scientist etc got a bit of a USA following (well among band members atleast), wonder how or why guys from USA got into them?
You wouldn't expect the USA scene back then to really care much for Australia, i wouldn't have thought feedtime would have every got to USA?.
TBB, Doug Thomas' other outfit.
How's them influences in there?! Wicked.
Some historical background for those interested:
Strange old tunes for strange old times.
"BTW. Amazing how Feed time and the scientist etc got a bit of a USA following (well among band members at least), wonder how or why guys from USA got into them?
You wouldn't expect the USA scene back then to really care much for Australia, i wouldn't have thought feedtime would have every got to USA?."
yeah, quite amazing isn't it. americans, upon learning i was australian, would rattle off the names of bands that i used see at the southern cross with 30 people in the audience, like the lime spiders, scientists and the lighthouse keepers. crowds would gather around me to hear tales of birthday party gigs from long ago. and it wasn't just recent indie stuff. they all knew their oz rock history of max merrit, lobby loyd etc. and even the black diamonds.
how did they know of them? the whole indie rock scene was big in america, and it was very much into regional places (like the olypmia peninsula, georgia, north carolina) so they were used to looking in obscure, far flung places for the indie sound. on top of this you had indie college radio. it had a very large audience and some very clued in DJs. so that got the word/music out.
the crucial thing was the band had to put out a record -- 7 inch single travel pretty easily. record stores in the states used to be amazing and have the most obscure records.
one friend went to college at the university of michigan in ann arbor. they really take music seriously in detroit. plus one of the mc5 and one of the stooges moved here for a while, as part of a radio birdman side band, and opened a bit of an ann arbor-sydney link. another friend, from north carolina, was a flying nun fan. he would spend his annual holiday every year in NZ.
No necesito ninguna raza humana!!!
Balls of fire
Aaaaand another old punk track
Vale Kurt Cobain, his body found 8th April 1994, 25 years ago about right now...
"Hormoaning is an EP by the American rock band Nirvana. It was released on February 5, 1992 through DGC Records and Geffen Records. It was released in Australia and Japan only, during the band's tour there."
Some pretty meaty riffs in this one, probably my favourite Nirvana album. Come on over, do the twist....
Truly, the only work of theirs that I really like. They do some extraordinary covers on that EP. Listen to the originals and it's a bit 'meh' yet they distill the sings to the basics and then build them back up with good pedals, power chords, and a shitload of distortion.
A crack shot AND an ear for a tune.
Also, absolute height of their popularity and they point the spotlight elsewhere. Made a few crew wealthy through royalties along the way. Something to be said for that.
A minute-and-a-half build is worth is worth it for the mayhem that follows.
You didn’t like Nevermind or Bleach ?
“A crack shot” - it’s always too soon Stu.
And John Peel gets a guernsey yet again.