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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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Blowin commented Tuesday, 9 Apr 2019 at 6:47pm

The guns pointed the wrong way for real fame.

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stunet commented Tuesday, 9 Apr 2019 at 6:48pm

Ha ha ha

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Blowin commented Tuesday, 9 Apr 2019 at 6:49pm

I’ve heard a Bon Jovi story along the same lines re “ structural realignment of the industry “

Take your spandex and hit the road

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Blowin commented Tuesday, 9 Apr 2019 at 6:52pm

Axl hedging his bets- flanno AND bike pants. Never say die !

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stunet commented Tuesday, 9 Apr 2019 at 6:55pm

"80s man, best shit ever."
"Bet your arse. Guns and Roses ruled."
"Crue. Def Lep."
"Then that Cobain pussy had to come around and ruin it all..."

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Blowin commented Tuesday, 9 Apr 2019 at 7:01pm
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Blowin commented Tuesday, 9 Apr 2019 at 7:03pm

Wrestler is a sick movie .

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factotum commented Tuesday, 9 Apr 2019 at 9:45pm

Hahaha, how shite were fucking Guns n Roses?

Just another bunch of humourless dicks.

& their link to Nirvana?!

Um, yeah, nah.

https://loudwire.com/nirvana-kurt-cobain-gg-allin-prison/

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AndyM commented Wednesday, 10 Apr 2019 at 12:14am

Onya Chook!
‘Water No Got Enemy’ is probably my favorite song at the moment, along with Allman Brothers ‘Hot Lanta’.

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GuySmiley commented Wednesday, 10 Apr 2019 at 7:00am

Fela Kuti now we’re talking

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philosurphizing... commented Wednesday, 10 Apr 2019 at 7:45am

Here is his son Suen with Newen Afrobeat doing an awesome cover of a Fela song called Opposite people.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFSRCG4DrmI&list=RDVwtjivFAjpU&index=16
Newen Afrobeat are worth checking out.
Here is their latest
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwtjivFAjpU&list=RDVwtjivFAjpU&start_rad...
Open your eyes.

And ears.

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chook commented Wednesday, 10 Apr 2019 at 9:53am

"water got no enemy" has to be one of the best song titles. and what a song!

Fela's songs were dance club staples in New York, with everyone knowing the words and singing along. soul-stirring stuff.

i think i saw suen kuti play at the opera house a couple of years back. it was really good... and really loud. i like that latest track.

ginger baker drummed with fela and tells some pretty good tales in "beware mr baker".

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AndyM commented Wednesday, 10 Apr 2019 at 10:50am

Great links Philo, that first one is smoking - big sound.
Would like to see it on stage and see if they can get anywhere near Fela’s stage presence and charisma.

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philosurphizing... commented Wednesday, 10 Apr 2019 at 11:51am

Just checked out that doco that Chook recommended.
Beware of Mr Baker.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=josXy65dQI8
That's got to be one of the all time great music docos (and only 8,479 views) what a character, what a crazy life, had me in stitches of laughter several times.

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factotum commented Wednesday, 10 Apr 2019 at 7:54pm

Chook knows his docos. Checked Beamafilm?

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chook commented Thursday, 11 Apr 2019 at 4:13pm

damn...that's a backhanded way of pointing out that my social life isn't what it could be.
thanks for the beamafilm link, i wasn't aware of it. looks great.

i came across that ginger baker doco on a "top 10 music docos" list. another one of the list is "oil city confidential". it's about dr feelgood. the band played at anita's theatre in thirroul last year.

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AndyM commented Monday, 29 Apr 2019 at 5:44pm

Here's a feast for the ears - and the eyes.

Christ almighty.

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factotum commented Monday, 29 Apr 2019 at 6:57pm

Hot damn, now there's some cool looking cats and kittens.

Here's a mate of mine's latest. Not really my pint of Sparkling but I'll give him a shout-out. We were at the Crows game at Easter and I said I'd pass it on.

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Westofthelake commented Monday, 29 Apr 2019 at 6:49pm

Geez facto that tune was.....well....umm, not sure if bass or drums would have made any difference.

I think I need a nap.

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AndyM commented Monday, 29 Apr 2019 at 6:54pm

Nah I'd prefer the girl in the gold dress dancing to Booker T.

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factotum commented Monday, 29 Apr 2019 at 6:57pm

Funnier still was this dude I met at the footy. He was standing behind us. I didn't know who the fuck he was, but I overheard his missus talking about one of the Suns players who happens to be another mate's relation. Turns out she was too! Adelaide's one degree of separation.

Anyway, crew kept yelling out 'Gasworks' at this dude. And other more unsavoury things. After questioning WTF, he explained it all to me.

If you're a SA denizen you'll know why this was funny shit.

https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/meet-adam-tuominen-t...

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AndyM commented Monday, 29 Apr 2019 at 7:08pm

Is he as much of a smug scrotum in real life?

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truebluebasher commented Monday, 29 Apr 2019 at 10:14pm

AndyM thanks for sharing such an excellent track from a very cool band.
Factotum's mate was up against the best! Hard act for anyone to follow.
I'm sure The Brels will be riding Wild Horses come Finals Day!
tbb also prefers dancing to Booker T with Gary G in his gold bikini.

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AndyM commented Tuesday, 30 Apr 2019 at 10:07am

This one's epic as well TBB - love this version and the way it kicks in at 1.00.

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truebluebasher commented Tuesday, 30 Apr 2019 at 4:38pm

AndyM is on fire, sweet Bookends...Love that eerie Dr Phibes parlour mix

Tbb Tribute to Sri Lanka...Jetliners have been around since '1962.
2004 links "Time is Tight" an honest take for old crew almost surfsound quality.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6cfcfuHnrI
Note:(LOUD)Keyboard Player 'Mignonne' is aged 61 in this gig...Yeah ! I know!

1962 Jetliners at the Coconut Grove with Mignonne (Age 19)
(1st song is cool also)
[16:00]*C.G Boogie (Mignonne's Keyboard tripout)
[19:15]*Jet Dust (Good slow Surf)
[21:25]*Desafinado (Sweetest dreamy vocals)
[23:50]*Besame Mucho (Cool cruise Surf)
tbb actually has a copy of this very same Green Vinyl LP...{R.I.P} Sri Lanka
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FKOnvLEvEA

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Westofthelake commented Wednesday, 1 May 2019 at 4:44pm

Remember those bootlegged cassette tapes you could get in Bali for a couple of bucks? Pretty sure this guy was in on it.

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factotum commented Wednesday, 1 May 2019 at 4:49pm

Henry Kissinger?

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Westofthelake commented Wednesday, 1 May 2019 at 4:57pm

Hahaha I doubt it. Doppelganger much.

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factotum commented Wednesday, 1 May 2019 at 5:03pm

Westie, you will enjoy this.

Hands down, one of the greatest sites on the interwebs.

http://theacidsweatlodge.blogspot.com/

Scroll through the older posts for ever.

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Westofthelake commented Wednesday, 1 May 2019 at 5:19pm

Cheers facto will give it a looksy.

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factotum commented Wednesday, 1 May 2019 at 10:56pm

Remember this, people? From the director of the film Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny.

A true cultist!

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factotum commented Wednesday, 15 May 2019 at 2:10pm

Hi, Anxiety, Hi!

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chook commented Wednesday, 15 May 2019 at 4:20pm

high anxiety....

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factotum commented Wednesday, 15 May 2019 at 4:32pm

My favourite scene.

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indo-dreaming commented Sunday, 26 May 2019 at 5:39pm

Some good tunes on new seBADoh album, IMHO this song is as good as anything they have done.

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stunet commented Sunday, 26 May 2019 at 6:44pm

Anyone sell or buy old vinyl? What's the best place to hock old stuff off, eBay or something else? 

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factotum commented Sunday, 26 May 2019 at 9:37pm

V.I.

Hmmmm, why am I reminded of the lyrics to Nirvana's In Bloom?

And this...
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jan/18/john-howard-v-bob-dylan-an...

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lostdoggy commented Sunday, 26 May 2019 at 6:55pm

First listen of that Sebadoh albumn, I-D, and I'm enjoying it but I reckon their last one 'defend yourself' is better. Might change my mind after a few more listens.

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indo-dreaming commented Sunday, 26 May 2019 at 7:18pm

I bought "defend yourself" but i didnt like it or maybe i was just expecting too much, while this one i wasn't expecting much.

I guess i probably should now go back and re listen to it defend yourself, haven't thrown it on for years, i might be surprised.

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indo-dreaming commented Sunday, 26 May 2019 at 7:18pm

@Stunet

Id say E-bay is the best place to get best $$$ possible

Throw a link to your E-bay here if you sell some vinyl, you seem to have good taste, Ive been toping up my vinyl collection of late.

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stunet commented Monday, 27 May 2019 at 12:18pm

Listed a few albums and singles last night: https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/samsontucker/m.html?item=113761704577&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562

First time I've done it so if something is noticeably dumb please let me know, or if you reckon the pricing is way outta whack then also let me know.

Any offers considered.

Got many more to come: Black Flag, Sunnyboys, Jello spoken, Saints, more PIL LPS and EPs, more Exploding White Mice singles, Died Pretty singles, Dave Brubeck Quartet, Celibate Rifles singles, Butthole Surfers, Plunderers, No, Pixies, Nick Cave, Nunbait, Go Betweens, Billy Bragg, Max Q with the auto-erotic asphyxiator and others that I cant be arsed typing about.

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factotum commented Monday, 27 May 2019 at 1:08pm

I'll get my brother onto it. He's a vinyl fiend.

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stunet commented Monday, 27 May 2019 at 1:18pm

Cheers.

Happy to negotiate, or bundle 'em up to bring the prices down. Whatever.

Should have the rest up in a day or two. May even do my whole collection now that I've started.

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indo-dreaming commented Wednesday, 29 May 2019 at 8:38am

The Oils T-Shirt is pretty cool expensive starting price, but i dont blame you, you can always lower the price if it doesn't go, and it's a super rare article for a big oils fan it would be gold, especially 10-1 era possible the Oils high point..

Some decent tunes in there but nothing that really grabs me other than the Stooges covers album.

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stunet commented Wednesday, 29 May 2019 at 8:44am

Yeah it's expensive, but like you say I can drop it. However, of all the items there's way more people watching that one so it feels like it might go.

Found another long lost bunch of records last night and sorted through them, pricing them off Discogs.com and figuring which ones I'll sell. In all I'll prob auction about 300 LPs and singles but it's gonna take a while to prepare. No quick and easy way to go about it.

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chook commented Wednesday, 29 May 2019 at 10:17am

what? never, ever sell your records.
you're a young man stu, you have your whole life ahead of you to regret this.

you'll get a pittance for the majority of them. while the ones that go for big money are exactly the ones you should not sell. and you'll never ever get them back.

plus, it's a major pain in the ass for little return -- mailing every one off and dealing with the winning bidders.
why would you do this? and why now? they will be worth even more in five years time.

but if you are gong down this sorry path -- put a few on ebay, the pricey ones only. for the the rest, sell as a lot and put on gumtree for local pickup. that will save you so much hassle.

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blindboy commented Wednesday, 29 May 2019 at 10:32am

At the very least save them all as flac files!

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stunet commented Wednesday, 29 May 2019 at 10:51am

Hey Chook,

Appreciate the concern. I haven't played any of them for over a decade, and they're not likely to get a play in the next decade either - we don't have space for a turntable and record shelves inside the house.

So they're out in the shed doing nothing. I figured I'd save them for my boys who may one day enjoy them, yet there's every chance they simply wont be interested in which case it's all gone to waste.

As a corollary, all pop culture vintage wares peak in price then drop away. The peak coincides with spending power of those most interested, and as most of my vinyl is 1970s and 1980s that time is right now (people who were kids in the 80s are in their 40s and 50s now).

See vintage surfboards for how prices drop away. Everyone thought 1960s longboards would forever go up in price but it didn't happen. What did happen, was those who had the closest connection to them - i.e who grew up with 60s mals - began to retire and they were more frugal with their money. I think the same will happen with vinyl.

Because the boys were gonna get them, I plan to use whatever money I get to either take them on a holiday or put into super for them to get later in a compounded sum.

There'll still be tonnes of stuff I won't sell as it's not worth my while, big acts (Bowie, Stooges, New York Dolls, Talking Heads, Clash etc etc etc) that pressed lots of records, so I'll still have a 'collection'. Just happens that I've got shitloads of that mid-range cult stuff that seems to be in demand.

The stuff on eBay now is a test run of sorts. No real rhyme or reason, just whatever was on top of the pile. I'd prefer to sell it all as one lot. Had a call from a bloke in Tassie yesterday, so I'll see how I go. Gotta catalogue everything first.

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chook commented Wednesday, 29 May 2019 at 11:11am

ok, then. if you are just clearing out the mid level stuff.

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chook commented Wednesday, 29 May 2019 at 3:04pm

picked up a few records at vinnies while out for lunch. some old folkway records in mint condition.
but the real find was a ripcurl flash bomb steamer in perfect nick for $40. i've always bought the bottom-of-the-line ripcurls -- the dawn patrol, i think. this wetty feels so good, so flexible.