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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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indo-dreaming commented Friday, 22 Mar 2019 at 6:31pm

Keeping with the NZ theme the best song the pixies never wrote

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indo-dreaming commented Friday, 22 Mar 2019 at 6:41pm

And a great NZ cover

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indo-dreaming commented Friday, 22 Mar 2019 at 6:47pm

I couldn't decided which one so get both

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Indigenous issues: Jacinta Price and Anthony Dillion
Gender: Debra Soh.
Islam: Armin Navabi & Brigitte Gabriel
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sypkan commented Friday, 22 Mar 2019 at 7:26pm

Goin with the nz thing, love this song

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P-uZsJk5u1U

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sypkan commented Friday, 22 Mar 2019 at 7:30pm

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....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mXnhxUaEJT4

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factotum commented Sunday, 31 Mar 2019 at 11:22pm

Available next for the festivals of NSW especially.

https://thehardtimes.net/music/gg-allin-hologram-to-throw-feces-at-coach...

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truebluebasher commented Saturday, 23 Mar 2019 at 1:55pm

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 Wisdom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFIBwS0GVX0

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Blowin commented Saturday, 23 Mar 2019 at 2:19pm

That was good. I like it . I like it a lot.

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Blowin commented Saturday, 23 Mar 2019 at 2:20pm

That was good. I like it . I like it a lot.

https://youtu.be/28GLa9T2CtI

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truebluebasher commented Saturday, 23 Mar 2019 at 2:50pm

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...

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truebluebasher commented Saturday, 23 Mar 2019 at 2:56pm

I'm with you Blowin! Cheers!

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sypkan commented Saturday, 23 Mar 2019 at 5:24pm

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.

https://www.reverbnation.com/hootmckloot/album/200298-

Was aiming for the second song - mecca reggae - but this site don't do that. The whole album's classic I reckon.

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factotum commented Saturday, 23 Mar 2019 at 7:53pm

Intriguing choice there. How?

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sypkan commented Saturday, 23 Mar 2019 at 8:14pm

why?

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factotum commented Saturday, 23 Mar 2019 at 8:59pm

Not why, how? Unless you're from SA and of a certain vintage, it is intriguing.

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sypkan commented Saturday, 23 Mar 2019 at 9:05pm

almost as intriguing as you factobum...

and helen....

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truebluebasher commented Sunday, 24 Mar 2019 at 1:53am

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 > [3] Pre War Blues > [9] Attitude Problem .
Cheers for that rowdy pair sypkan!

True Story!
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
Band: "Who?"
Believe what you like...
https://vimeo.com/130856601

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factotum commented Sunday, 24 Mar 2019 at 11:40am

Lowie! Straight outta Hackham!

Here's one for him and the boys. They used to do a killer version.

https://youtu.be/iQ_tzEyNMeU

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factotum commented Tuesday, 26 Mar 2019 at 7:39pm

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.

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truebluebasher commented Sunday, 24 Mar 2019 at 1:12pm

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 please
https://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 Reply
https://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 Pubs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaJ-kdqnvA4

D Mob: No room for you!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BgSrBYqbH8

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factotum commented Tuesday, 26 Mar 2019 at 7:38pm

Jeez, the Greyhound Hotel had a killer jukebox too.

https://youtu.be/WPwTtrAPhWY

As for alcohol...

And allied to Lowie and the boys, how's their one-time compilation mates - Where's The Pope? - made this list!

https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/south-australias-best-songs-as-voted-by-y...

They used to do a killer version of 'alcohol' too.

That compilation in question.

https://www.discogs.com/Various-Are-We-Still-Here/release/1803735

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mattlock commented Sunday, 24 Mar 2019 at 2:05pm

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.

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sypkan commented Sunday, 24 Mar 2019 at 4:06pm

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..

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factotum commented Sunday, 24 Mar 2019 at 11:47pm

SA great, Sypkan?

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stunet commented Friday, 29 Mar 2019 at 6:57pm

Feedtime...

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stunet commented Friday, 29 Mar 2019 at 8:25pm

Minutemen: 'My heart and the real world'

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Blowin commented Friday, 29 Mar 2019 at 8:31pm

Violent femmes-esque

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stunet commented Friday, 29 Mar 2019 at 8:47pm

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.

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stunet commented Friday, 29 Mar 2019 at 8:57pm

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."

"Hit it."

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Blowin commented Friday, 29 Mar 2019 at 8:58pm

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 ?

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truebluebasher commented Saturday, 30 Mar 2019 at 1:02am

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!

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factotum commented Saturday, 30 Mar 2019 at 2:04am

Doug of The Spikes. Father of Greasy Pop and head honcho of Umbrella Records, THE shop.

A bonafide legend.

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indo-dreaming commented Saturday, 30 Mar 2019 at 9:45am

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?.

For further reference and common sense.

General Social issues: Rita Panahi & Lauren Southern
Indigenous issues: Jacinta Price and Anthony Dillion
Gender: Debra Soh.
Islam: Armin Navabi & Brigitte Gabriel
Population: Dick Smith

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factotum commented Saturday, 30 Mar 2019 at 11:09am

TBB, Doug Thomas' other outfit.

https://youtu.be/UPbOEBuHNIU

How's them influences in there?! Wicked.

Some historical background for those interested:

https://www.popmatters.com/193196-this-perfect-band-an-oral-history-of-d...

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factotum commented Monday, 1 Apr 2019 at 12:54am
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chook commented Monday, 1 Apr 2019 at 9:38am

"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.

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Snuffy Smith commented Monday, 1 Apr 2019 at 11:10am

No necesito ninguna raza humana!!!

Balls of fire

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Snuffy Smith commented Monday, 1 Apr 2019 at 11:14am

Cheeta Crome?

Balls of fire

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Sheepdog commented Monday, 1 Apr 2019 at 12:29pm

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Sheepdog commented Monday, 1 Apr 2019 at 12:31pm

Aaaaand another old punk track

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Sheepdog commented Monday, 1 Apr 2019 at 12:50pm

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Sheepdog commented Monday, 1 Apr 2019 at 12:50pm

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velocityjohnno commented Sunday, 7 Apr 2019 at 4:36pm

Vale Kurt Cobain, his body found 8th April 1994, 25 years ago about right now...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV2NVivbYcE

"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....

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stunet commented Sunday, 7 Apr 2019 at 5:36pm

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.

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Blowin commented Sunday, 7 Apr 2019 at 5:56pm

You didn’t like Nevermind or Bleach ?

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Blowin commented Sunday, 7 Apr 2019 at 5:56pm

You didn’t like Nevermind or Bleach ?

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AndyM commented Sunday, 7 Apr 2019 at 6:01pm

“A crack shot” - it’s always too soon Stu.

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factotum commented Sunday, 7 Apr 2019 at 6:31pm

Hormoaning.

And John Peel gets a guernsey yet again.