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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 Thursday, 30 May 2019 at 8:00am

@Stunet If you get a list together please post it here.

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stunet commented Thursday, 30 May 2019 at 8:48am

Yep, will do. Posted a few more last night. Singles from Exploding White Mice, Nick Cave, Died Pretty, Pixies, plus EPs from Butthole Surfers and Agent Orange.

Not gonna put anymore up for auction till I see how this lot go (there's about 50 in total), but I'll catalogue all the rest and post them here. You guys are free to get in first if there's anything you're keen on.

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stunet commented Thursday, 30 May 2019 at 6:33pm

@ID, here's a list so far. Most likely gonna get added to, mainly LPs not singles. I think the better singles are on eBay now (click here to check), the singles I have here may struggle to sell, and there's a bunch I havent catalogued cos they definetly wont sell.

If you're keen on anything lemme know

If you wanna know label and cat# just ask.

Radio Birdman Under The Ashes '89 box set, vinyl (doesn't have Aloha Steve and Danno single but does have 5 LPs, letter from Deniz Tek, and various snippets from street press about Birdman cos I was an eager media beaver)
Husker Du Zen Arcade double LP
Public Image Limited Happy LP
The Witch Trials self-titled LP
The Damned Strawberries LP
The Damned Phantasmagoria LP
Massappeal Nobody Likes A Thinker 12” EP (magenta cover)
ACDC Dirty Deeds…. LP
Cosmic Psychos Down On The Farm 12” EP
Ratcat This NIghtmare LP
The Eastern Dark Long Live The New Flesh 12” EP
Rose Tattoo A Decade of Rock LP
Butthole Surfers Pioughd LP
They Might Be Giants Lincoln LP
The Church Hindsight double LP
The B-52s self-titled LP
Rodriguez Coming From Reality LP
Big Drill Car Album Type Thing LP
Mudhoney self titled LP
7 Seconds Soul Force Revolution LP
The Cramps Off The Bone LP
Celibate Rifles Roman Beach Party LP
Celibate Rifles Sideroxylon LP
Celibate Rifles Kiss Kiss Bank Bank LP
Celibate Rifles Dancing Barefoot 12” EP
Celibate Rifles Thank You America 12” EP
Celibate Rifles Blind Ear LP
Sunnyboys self-titled LP
Dead Kennedys Bedtime For Democracy LP
Adolescents self-titled LP
Meanies In Search Of… 12” EP
Ramones Leave Home LP
Beatles Revolver LP
Hard Ons Love Is A Battlefield of Wounded Hearts LP
Hard Ons Dickcheese LP
Bits Of Kids Taste This! 12” EP
Hellmenn Herbal Lunacy 12” EP
Space Juniors Zoogan! LP
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Tender Prey LP
Voodoo Lust Life Love Booze and Bitterness 12” EP
The Mad Turks Toast LP
Toys Went Berserk Pieces LP
Vicious Circle Into The Void LP
Trilobites Turn It Around
The Philistines self-titled LP
Beatles Help! LP
Ramones self-titled (green cover) LP
The Eastern Dark Girls on the Beach 12”EP
NOFX Ribbed LP
The Puritans self-titled 10” EP
The Hitmen Tora Tora DTK LP
Misfits Evilive LP
Butthole Surfers Locust Abortion Technician LP
The Johnnys Grown Up Wrong LP
Mudhoney Superfuzz Bigmuff (orig Oz pressing with orange) 12” EP
Ramones Rocket To Russia LP
Exploding White Mice Brute Force and Ignorance LP (on 200gm white vinyl)
New York Dolls Red Patent Leather LP
Descendents Enjoy! LP
Ramones Brain Drain LP
Ramones Mania double LP
The Moffs Labyrinth
Fugazi self-titled
Sonic Youth Daydream Nation double LP
Fugazi Repeater LP
4 Skins Best of the 4 Skins LP
The Gun Club Miani LP
Feedtime Cooper-S LP
Feedtime Shovel LP
Bad Brains Quickness LP
Bad Brains The Youth Are Getting Restless LP
Hellmenn Mourning of the Earth LP (yellow vinyl)
Thrust Mindless LP
Bullet Lavolta The Gift LP
The Dubrovniks Dubrovnik Blues (signed copy)
Agnostic Front Cause For Alarm LP
Scientists Weird Love LP
The Butcher Shop Hard For You 12” EP (Tex, Kid Congo Powers, Spencer Jones)
X Live at the Whisky LP
The Stooges Raw Power LP
Dead Kennedys Frankenchrist LP (doesnt have the poster)
The Stooges Rubber Legs LP
Exploding White Mice In a Nest of Vipers 12” EP
Hard ons Smell My Finger 12” EP
Jello Biafra with DOA Last Scream of the Missing Neighbours LP
Jello Biafra No More Coocons double LP
Jello Biafra I Blow Minds For a Living double LP
Not Drowning, Waving Willow Tree 7” single
Nursery Crimes All Torn Up INside 7” single
Worked World (with Neil Blender) G Major 7” single
Hellmenn Anyone 7” single
Hellmenn Blubber Soul 7” single
Trilobites Jenny’s Wake 7” single
Chain of Strength What Holds Us Apart 7” single
Sacred Cowboys Trouble From Providence 7” single
Gumball Light Shines Through 7” single
Moving Targets Less Than Gravity 7” single
Circle Storm A Sydney Hardcore Complilation 7”
Trilobites American TV 7” single
Blitz Babies Time’s Ticking 7” single
Louis Tillet and the Aspersion Caste Condemned to Live 7” single
Asylum Leopards 7” single
Crow Ravine/Confection 7” single
Bughouse V for Vendetta 7” single
Nursery Crimes Eleanor Rigby 7” single
Bits of Kids Sorry Son 7” single
Budd Helpmeswell 7” single
Mr Floppy 100,000 Morrisseys (purple vinyl) 7” single
Sacred Miracle Cave Melt Like Butter 7” single
Billy Bragg Great Leap Forwards 7” single
Sunnyboys Sinful Me 7” single
Voodoo Lust Cathy’s On Heat 7” single
Ratcat Saying Goodbye 7” single
Hummingbirds Blush 7” single
Toys Went Berserk Forever and a Day 7” single
Toys Went Berserk Brand New Life 7” single
Toys Went Berserk Dont Run Away 7” single
Toys Went Berserk No Warning 7” single
Space Juniors Chewin’ 7” single
Max Q Way of the World 7” single

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Blowin commented Thursday, 30 May 2019 at 7:19pm

Stu - you know anything about the band “ Agent One “ which had a few songs in Sarges Scrapbook 3 ?

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stunet commented Thursday, 30 May 2019 at 7:24pm

Never heard of them. Although if they were on an SS then I've no doubt heard them.

Music to drink to is my guess.

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Blowin commented Thursday, 30 May 2019 at 7:33pm

Music to drink to....a genre incorporating every song I’ve ever heard.

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factotum commented Thursday, 30 May 2019 at 9:51pm
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indo-dreaming commented Friday, 31 May 2019 at 8:08am

@Stunet I will send you an email on the weekend on ones im interested in (pretty sure i still have your email address)

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stunet commented Friday, 31 May 2019 at 9:37am

Yep, still the same.

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indo-dreaming commented Friday, 31 May 2019 at 5:48pm

I was having a better look at that list and man..you must have spent a lot of money around 88-90 era.

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stunet commented Friday, 31 May 2019 at 5:53pm

Yep. Didn't really change after 1990 either, just bought CDs instead of vinyl.

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Laurie McGinness commented Friday, 31 May 2019 at 7:02pm

Let me know when you decide to clear out the CDs. I've got a few gaps that are getting harder to fill.

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Laurie McGinness commented Monday, 3 Jun 2019 at 12:28pm

Let's Go Retro!

A couple of people told me that "Blue and Lonesome", The Rolling Stones latest, was worth a listen. Given that it was 40 years since they had last done anything worth listening to, I was a bit skeptical and have only just got around to it. Pretty damn good I reckon. Obscure blues classics have never sounded better. Well I suppose if you finally get around to actually playing the music you profess to have loved all that time, things might be expected to go well.

About the only other survivor from the distant mid-sixties still in business is Van Morrison, and what a talent! I mean the guy went straight from being lead singer for Them, a raucous and erratic rock band, to recording Astral Weeks, that unclassifiable acoustic masterpiece, then into a series of classic rhythm and blues albums culminating in the epic live album "It's Too Late To Stop Now". Over the years it became a bit hit and miss and I stopped listening a long time ago, but The Prophet Speaks, his latest is a bit of a gem. Laid back, cruisy, a bit jazzy, it could pass for background music if it didn't just keep breaking into the forefront of your attention!

It might be cruel to label Gary Clark Jnr as retro, but his music fits right into that mainstream blues/soul style and would not have sounded out of place in the early 70s. His latest "This Land" demonstrates again that he is as good a songwriter as guitarist. He's a major talent. If you haven't been listening so far, this is a pretty good place to start.

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Rabbits68 commented Monday, 3 Jun 2019 at 12:59pm

Crystal Clear

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chook commented Monday, 3 Jun 2019 at 4:45pm

van gives the greatest exit since captain oates went out for a walk...high kick and punch, then nonchantly exit stage left.

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Laurie McGinness commented Monday, 3 Jun 2019 at 5:13pm

If you like "It's Too Late To Stop Now". You might have missed the release of 3 more CDs of material from the same tour last year. Lots of repeats but also quite a few songs that didn't make the original double album. Well worth a listen.

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tubeshooter commented Monday, 3 Jun 2019 at 6:36pm

I'm a Van fan too ,
So quiet in here ,,, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te6F1rX3wzo

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zenagain commented Wednesday, 5 Jun 2019 at 5:31pm

I forgot what a great song this is to start a long drive.

Crank this and mash it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS9fSjP2fD8

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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factotum commented Monday, 10 Jun 2019 at 2:50pm

Opening theme from season 2 of The Deuce. Cool shit.

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zenagain commented Thursday, 6 Jun 2019 at 12:30am

Ha Facto, my classical piano playing (70's) J-pop loving wife loved that track. I just showed her on my phone then.

Did you get into 'Afterlife'? Some cool tracks throughout that.

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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Abmay commented Friday, 7 Jun 2019 at 7:29am

Hi stunet,

I'd like the two The Eastern Dark EPs and the two Fugazi offerings. What are you asking for those. Might be interested in a couple of others after I have a closer look later on today.

Cheers

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factotum commented Sunday, 9 Jun 2019 at 11:15am

Happy 60th Kid Congo Powers. The man has been involved in a lot of cool shit.

https://www.loudersound.com/features/the-cramps-the-gun-club-and-the-bad...

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factotum commented Monday, 10 Jun 2019 at 6:30pm

Allied to Elvis above in The Deuce, here's another one of his numbers (relatively) updated.

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factotum commented Wednesday, 7 Aug 2019 at 11:17am

"Gay and inventive ferocity..."

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indo-dreaming commented Saturday, 15 Jun 2019 at 7:44am

Mudhoney did a pretty good job of that, another one from the same album.

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factotum commented Monday, 17 Jun 2019 at 1:12pm

Happy Birthday comrade!

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Blowin commented Monday, 17 Jun 2019 at 3:52pm

If the definition of socialism is the forced redistribution of money from those who earn it to those who think they deserve it , then he is indeed a comrade.

What a scumbag. Nothing lower than a thief.

“In a 2000 lawsuit, upheld on appeal in 2003 by the California Supreme Court, Biafra was found liable for breach of contract, fraud and malice in withholding a decade's worth of royalties from his former bandmates and ordered to pay over $200,000 in compensation and punitive damages; the band subsequently reformed without Biafra.”

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Laurie McGinness commented Monday, 17 Jun 2019 at 4:19pm

Is there anything better than Full Metal Jack Off at max volume?

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factotum commented Monday, 17 Jun 2019 at 4:31pm

B.I., more research is needed, as always with you.

You truly gormless gronk.

https://www.researchpubs.com/interviews/ex-dead-kennedys-vs-jello-biafra/

And that's why the fake DKs are probably right up your alley.

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stunet commented Monday, 17 Jun 2019 at 4:36pm

@Blowin,

Who knows what went on there, but Jello nailed his integrity to the mast many times over during the DK's career, and the fact his bandmates now own the name and tour with a new singer is sacreligious. Jello wrote the lyrics to almost every song, he also wrote much of the music (including guitar parts despite not being able to play, same deal with Lard and other bands), he thought up the name, created the band's character, defined their political stance, in fact everything that those three leeches now trade off with their fist-waving fancy dress party.

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Ape Anonymous commented Monday, 17 Jun 2019 at 5:06pm

Neither DK's nor Biafra are as good (live) without each other. Lawyers getting in the middle, bah... What a waste of life -suing one's band members. Jim Jarmushs' new film "the Dead Don't Die" is spot on, "this is some full-on zombie shit"

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blackers commented Monday, 17 Jun 2019 at 7:26pm

@Laurie McG. Its a treat for sure. "Battle witch" by the Cosmic Psychos is another one that requires the full volume treatment.

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Laurie McGinness commented Friday, 5 Jul 2019 at 5:19pm

Gossip - Paul Kelly And The Coloured Girls

Dragged this out and gave it a few plays over the last couple of weeks. It still sounds great to me. Just as good as in 1986. when I bought the double vinyl the day it was released. The radio had been playing Before Too Long for a week or so, though it could have been Darling It Hurts. Whatever it was, it instantaneously struck me as different, interesting and intensely Australian. The difference was as much lyrical as musical as the album lived up to its name. Many of the songs were intensely personal without ever becoming cliched or maudlin. Drugs, family resentments, relationship breakdowns, it was all there, up front and honest in a way few songwriters ever really achieve. True gossip!

A couple of weeks later I went into the Cross to see them. Fifty people, a small room and they played just about the whole thing and threw From St Kilda To Kings Cross in as an encore. Apart from the quality of songs, they were a great band. There was real chemistry and a sense that this was an enterprise of equals and if Paul Kelly's name was out front it was only as the first amongst them. So for the next several years I would see them whenever they came within a reasonable distance. Dee Why Pub, Hornsby RSL, Revesby Roundhouse, numerous inner city pubs and clubs and that notorious club at the back of the Cross whose name eludes me for the moment. The Manzil Room, that's it, now that was a seriously dangerous place to find yourself in the early hours with sobriety and all sense of good judgement long gone.

Somewhere along the line the Coloured Girls became the Messengers, having been informed that the Coloured Girls would not fly as a name in the US, where their management was pointing them. I can't remember when he dropped the band and went solo but I remember a critical review which labelled them a "pub band" as a put down. Pub band? Yep absolutely, they could get the crowd up and moving and leave them crying for more. So Paul went off to play with better musicians and not too far down the line I lost interest. Yeh he still wrote some great songs but when he dropped that band he lost something irreplaceable and as the years went by he just sounded, well bland would be too harsh, maybe just mainstream, or radio friendly or something.

I've seen him a couple times over the years since; supporting Bob Dylan in Centennial Park and on the Merri Soul Sessions tour and they were both solid performances but the intensity he generated in those early pub shows was absent. Thoroughly professional and certainly entertaining but ........

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mattlock commented Friday, 5 Jul 2019 at 10:17pm

Have a crack at Don Walker's solo stuff for some other quality Australian song writing. Try the "Hully Gully" or "Cutting Back" albumns. I like some of Paul's stuff but prefer Don's. A little bit more heartfelt and darker perhaps.

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Laurie McGinness commented Saturday, 6 Jul 2019 at 11:13am

I gave Hully Gully a listen on Spotify and it's pretty cool but I think the same thing applied to Cold Chisel as to the Coloured Girls ....... none of them produced solo work as good as the stuff from the original band.

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mattlock commented Saturday, 6 Jul 2019 at 5:34pm

Cold Chisels best songs were the ones Don wrote. His songs shine on the Tex Don and Charlie albumns. Have a listen to "Harry was a bad bugger. Oz song writing gold. Or "Barlow and Chambers" ,they deserved a song written for them and Don came through with a beauty, spine tingling stuff.

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Laurie McGinness commented Saturday, 6 Jul 2019 at 7:00pm

I have that album matlock but haven't listened to it for a while. I will give it a play!

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Blowin commented Thursday, 25 Jul 2019 at 4:41pm
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truebluebasher commented Friday, 26 Jul 2019 at 8:03pm

"Goodbye Queensland" ...by Buster J & The Franking Credits.
https://iview.abc.net.au/show/sammy-j

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factotum commented Tuesday, 30 Jul 2019 at 5:48pm

p-land

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truebluebasher commented Tuesday, 30 Jul 2019 at 6:37pm

That's perfectly primitive factotum...tbb will lay down a perfect pair to suit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sNmiFTRwng
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUZCz6Z3pfc

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factotum commented Monday, 5 Aug 2019 at 4:09pm

Just read this book.

https://www.penguin.com.au/books/grant-and-i-9780143786405

The man can write!

& so could this bloke.

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truebluebasher commented Tuesday, 6 Aug 2019 at 2:01am

That artizan gig lends nicely to this peculiar cultured sound revival from left field.
tbb has been studying L vs R (bodybash'n) Hand,foot,Eye,Ear combos.(No i'm fine!)

So instructions are best heard thru Right Ear but Music tempts the Left hear.
Violinists tune into this melodic Left ear as a rule...
Flutes are played to the nerdy wordy Right ear! (That sounds a bit back to front!)

So how did this age old orchestrated fuck up happen?
Since mid 1800's 'manufactured' concerto flutes were dull right eared knock offs.

Handmade exotic wooden flutes were the only artistic reality left on the planet.

2011 /2012 Jan Grimm re-imagines a classic with both left & right concerto flutes
Finally for the first time Players can hear concerto Flute thru their melodic left ear!
Kids & all should hear a new world of sound from a pretty cool instrument...Sweet!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQoGBH2ZvzQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCwzijjNsjk

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Ape Anonymous commented Tuesday, 6 Aug 2019 at 8:38am

tbb on the money! Ape plays drums ambidextrously to gain inspiration -different sides of the brain syncopate in different ways!

Anyone been listening to Tropical Fuck Storm?

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truebluebasher commented Tuesday, 6 Aug 2019 at 9:23pm

Ape Anonymous another drummer like the Boss re: Gr'u'n...+ tbb> punk bands.
tbb understands each of us mix up Feet > Hand > Brain > Eye > Ear > Nostril &....
In fact it's ultra rare to find someone who is predominantly one sided.
Right arm Archers use right eye patches to re awaken their leading weaker left eye.
Right hand Sportsmen stand more square on for right eye... forgoing hitting power.
Most use phone in right hand to right ear thus needing secretaries to take notes.

The whole thing is insanely back to front good & proper (No right or wrong as yet!)
tbb is channelling out-right agro by brainwashing inner-left wave of emotion...Wot!
Believe tbb... that's a pretty well near normal way of dealing with this madness.

Tropical Fuck Storm has a similar bent mindset to 'It's Immaterial' (Early 80's band)
As real life becomes so repetitive - everyday inane tech companions radiate life.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jehlXSr-x8

It's Immaterial live gig a bit like a wayward XTC or proto TFS.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2xq6QSjRk4

Big finish with Ben's band Gr'u'n... tbb salutes fav' Track 4 [22:38] "Vicious"
https://www.swellnet.com/news/talking-heads/2017/04/04/grun-music-thats-...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFQZpbVw0zY

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factotum commented Tuesday, 6 Aug 2019 at 2:15pm

Speaking of Tropical Fuck Storm...

never seen 'em as yet but keen to catch 'em with these loons (who I have seen)...

Gotta dig the venues!

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thermalben commented Tuesday, 6 Aug 2019 at 3:01pm

Yeah very keen to see 'em. They're playing up here in a few months. 

Actually got a couple of good shows coming up.. Ride, Swervedriver, TMOC.

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Feralkook commented Tuesday, 6 Aug 2019 at 5:04pm

Broad spectrum of tastes and styles of music being enjoyed it seems.
Opeth - Garden of Titans (live at Redrock) and the back catalogue
Devin Townsend - Empath, Transcendance, Ki and the demo disks.
Gary Clark Jr Live
Dimmu Borgir - Eonian and Forces Of the Northern Light
Tool - 10,000 days and Lateralus
Doors - LA Woman
Sons of Apollo - Psychotic Symphony
Sammy Hagar - Marching to Mars

Zenagain, Frank Zappa is the man, I was walking through Coles the other night humming and singing "Jewish Princess" took me a few seconds to work out why people were staring, I realised I was just a tad louder than I thought ;)

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Feralkook commented Tuesday, 6 Aug 2019 at 5:07pm

You seen the price of vinyl lately!! I am doing a cleaning and cataloguing of my vinyl at the moment. I have three huge boxes of LP's. I mentioned it in the hi fi shop and the dude is going "Hey I am really happy to take them off your hands for the right price, like sell them to me, I got cash" Im like yea nar, I know what they are worth.

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mattlock commented Wednesday, 7 Aug 2019 at 10:18am

Plenty of talk about the Celibate Rifles on the Damo[RIP] thread. What about the Kent Steedman and Chris Townend[Kiss My Poodle's Donkey] project called Crent. Excellent stuff. check out the Pink Albumn if you can find it!