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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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tip-top1 commented Thursday, 14 May 2020 at 7:59pm

green jam
I was at that market day as well , it pissed down from memory and the power went out , so everyone blew up and started running a muk , remember the horse back police trying to contain everyone ,was a fun day ,
blister were good fun back in those days too ,

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Snuffy Smith commented Thursday, 14 May 2020 at 8:33pm

Gary Floyd.....

Balls of fire

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Dale -Cooper commented Monday, 25 May 2020 at 8:52pm

That's more like it. Texas!

And back to the doco, how can they have Ian Mackaye on there and not mention one of the most important punk bands of the nineties, if not THE most important punk band of the period, fuck it, of ALL TIME: Fugazi??

And another thing, no UK, let alone anywhere else, input??

The late 80s/early 90s grindcore revolt? Extreme Noise Terror, early Napalm Death, the Earache roster etc. Huge in Blighty.

And what? the whole thing just stopped 25 years ago??

Once the worst of the nineties were over and forgotten, shit didn't begin again in earnest?!

Even when it was always there anyway.

Shoulda had Mark Arm on there too. Grohl's part of the problem.

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Rabbits68 commented Friday, 15 May 2020 at 12:15am

“Sing it baby”

https://youtu.be/6nk0Te-7pfQ

Crystal Clear

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Rabbits68 commented Friday, 15 May 2020 at 6:10pm

Pink Floyd - Mother (live)

This is a pretty special performance.

https://youtu.be/73UMWoXRbjg

Crystal Clear

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sledgedog commented Friday, 15 May 2020 at 7:22pm

Classic Pink Floyd. Saw them live at the “ Momentary Lapse of Reason” tour in 1987 at a Thebby Oval- Still the best concert I have seen.

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zenagain commented Friday, 15 May 2020 at 7:31pm

When I was a young fella I had to make a choice between seeing Pink Floyd or UB40. Mum wouldn't let me see both.

As you would expect at the time, I chose UB40. I'm comfortable with my decision.

NOT!

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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mikehunt207 commented Friday, 15 May 2020 at 8:07pm

Jeez Zen should have zigged rather than zagged at the fork in the road. Saw PF at Fremantle racecourse (long since turned into houses) 1988 in yr 11 "momentry lapse" tour , changed my life direction . Saw Rodger Waters a few years ago too and he still rips, a best of kind of tour, lots Floyd and some solo stuff, really good show. They dont make musos like that anymore.

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AndyM commented Friday, 15 May 2020 at 8:18pm

UB40 - hahahahahahaha!

I've heard them on the radio a few times recently (Paradise FM, playing all the golden oldies) and I've come to the conclusion that they're the most over-rated band of all time.

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mattlock commented Friday, 15 May 2020 at 8:51pm

The most over-rated band of all time is the Ramones me thinks. Although UB40 do suck pretty hard.

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Rabbits68 commented Friday, 15 May 2020 at 9:00pm

X 2 Mike. Saw PF at East Freo oval 1988. My old man took me. Blew my mind. Saw Roger Waters too not so long ago, probably the same tour/show. Was also very good.

Crystal Clear

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mikehunt207 commented Friday, 15 May 2020 at 9:17pm

Classic Rab, small world! I guess Richmond Raceway was the name of the venue? Could hear it for miles around. All rich peoples homes these days, seems like 100 years ago now. Rodger Waters was at east Perth oval (home of the mighty royals) maybe 10 years ago now, really good night, I missed him last year but a mate went and said it was great too. Pink Floyd never gets old, I run "echoes" for the late night drives to the desert. they just had the 50 year anniversary for Dark Side of the Moon recently.

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zenagain commented Friday, 15 May 2020 at 11:48pm

I remain hopeful to this day that Dave Gilmour and Roger Waters will reconcile and do one last tour. Just like the Eagles do one last tour every second year for the last twenty.

I will fly from anywhere in the world to see Pink Floyd. (Hopefully UB40 will be supporting.)

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truebluebasher commented Saturday, 16 May 2020 at 1:55am

Pink Floyd Australia / NZ gig Guide { Exclusive to #1 swellnet tunes }
Australian fans dedication to Syd Barrett.

1971 'Atom Heart Mother Tour'
13 Aug 1971 Melbourne Festival Hall (Tour Poster + Ticket + Reviews both gigs)
https://www.brain-damage.co.uk/concerts/pink-floyd-australia-august-1971...
15 Aug 1971 Sydney Randwick Racecourse (Vid + Interview)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic2_pvYRJKQ
Setlist: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atom_Heart_Mother_World_Tour
Blog: https://www.neptunepinkfloyd.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=21799

1972 'Dark Side of the Moon Tour'
16 March - Melbourne Festival Hall (Gig Review)
17 March - Sydney Randwick Racecourse

Alt Gig dates: http://pinkfloydarchives.com/TourDate.htm#1972
Setlist: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Side_of_the_Moon_Tour
Blog: http://www.milesago.com/Tours/floyd.htm

1973 NZ Tour (No date)

"Australian Pink Floyd Show { Official Tribute Band }
1 Jan 1988 Adelaide + Oz Tour
1994 The Band Performed Royal Gig before David Gilmour
2013 Concert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vzC7bG8E8g
re: see also - Beatnix { Official Beatles Tribute } Rave reviews from originals!
tbb saw these next level Oz dedication bands...next best thing or money back!

1988 Pink Floyd 'A Momentary Lapse of Reason Tour Dates.
22 Jan - NZ Auckland Western Springs Stadium
Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI_G1YK78kQ
Merch: http://kiwiconcertdatearchive.blogspot.com/2017/01/pink-floyd.html

Australia
27 Jan - 4 Feb -Sydney Entertainment Centre
7-8 Feb - Brisbane Entertainment Centre (tbb)
11 Feb - Adelaide Thebarton Oval
13-20 Feb - Melbourne Flinders Park
Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtZeXpBxXeA
24 Feb - WA East Fremantle Oval ( Classic Oz Review)
https://www.facebook.com/wearediehards/videos/1988-pink-floyd-australia-...
Setlist: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Momentary_Lapse_of_Reason_Tour
Reviews : (See swellnet fans) tbb...A dozen Goldie Punx were blown away. Salute!

4 May 1988 Australia : (Interview) Roger Waters reviews Australia Tours
https://www.pinkfloydz.com/interviews/australian-interview-4-may-1988/

2007 Roger Waters 'Dark Side Tour'
NZ Tour Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQKC1aS-6CQ
27 Jan - NZ Christchurch
29 - Auckland North Harbour Stadium
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1UrR9F_7fU

25 Jan - Sydney Acer Arena
https://www.pinkfloydz.com/concerts-tours/roger-waters-dark-side-tour-20...
1 Feb -Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
5- Brisbane Entertainment Centre
7- Adelaide Entertainment Centre
9- Perth Members Equity Stadium
Reviews:
http://www.pinkfloydz.com/concerts-tours/roger-waters-dark-side-tour-200...

2012 Roger Waters 'The Wall Tour'
19 Feb - NZ Auckland Vector Arena
http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/5196601/The-Wall-comes-to-Vec...
http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/blogs/blog-on-the-tracks/5201108/Th...

27 Jan - Perth Burswood Dome
1 Feb - Brisbane Entertainment Centre
7 - Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
14 - Sydney Acer Arena

2018 Roger Waters 'Us & Them Tour'
24-26 Jan - NZ Auckland Spark Arena
30 Dunedin, Forsyth Barr Stadium

Australia
2-3 Feb 2018 - Sydney Olympic Park
http://www.metalobsession.net/2018/02/03/roger-waters-qudos-arena-sydney...
6-7- Brisbane Entertainment Centre
10,11,13 - Melbourne Rod Laver Arena
https://twitter.com/rogerwaters/status/954434065893126144?lang=en
16 -Adelaide Entertainment Centre
20 - Perth Arena
Reviews
https://www.pinkfloydz.com/concerts-tours/roger-waters-us-2018-tour/janu...
Tour news
http://www.noise11.com/news/roger-waters-is-rehearsing-for-australian-an...
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4838706/Pink-Floyd-s-Roger...

David Gilmour Concert Tour Sample (Classic!)
https://www.davidgilmourtour.com/

Rare mix Psychedelic Live Track (Enjoy)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs3BkaX5mOI

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zenagain commented Saturday, 16 May 2020 at 9:13am

That is some quality research TBB.

You saw them Brissie '88?

I don't have many regrets in life but one of them is not seeing PF when I had the chance.

https://youtu.be/cVBCE3gaNxc

Watashi wa metabo oyagi desu.

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simba commented Saturday, 16 May 2020 at 9:21am

yeah those were the dayz alright,one of the boys has just rocked up with a new album and straight on the turntable.Bong gets passed around,again and again and the album gets passed around and we are all stare at it completely absorbed with the music....so stoned....time stands still but then someone says 'lets check the surf' ....all time.

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Snuffy Smith commented Saturday, 16 May 2020 at 9:28am

Yeah!!!! nah

Gold

Balls of fire

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Snuffy Smith commented Saturday, 16 May 2020 at 9:47am

Modern day Floyd? live yes

Balls of fire

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GreenJam commented Saturday, 16 May 2020 at 1:51pm

shopping mall punk - green day, offspring, blink.... yeah. NoFx, definitely not.

tip top-1 - sure was a fun day! I was tripping when that intense rainstorm and those horses arrived, didnt know what to think, fled fearing for my life, and bumped into some chick feeling much the same, and off we went home together to shag the night away. Many earlier Market Days were way better but, they were never the same after that police raid one. The National Party were back for a while and they and the police had it in for 4ZZZ.

Matlock - on the Ramones, no way man! their early form and influence cannot be denied

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AndyM commented Saturday, 16 May 2020 at 1:59pm

True, early Zed market days were sick, that one is Musgrave Park when the riot police turned up was ultimate entertainment. Burn down Bjelke-Peterson's pig city.

Market days in Davies Park, Wickam Terrace and also under the Storey Bridge were all-time.
Drove tripping from the Wickham Terrace one to out past Kenmore - bad idea and very scary.

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truebluebasher commented Saturday, 16 May 2020 at 3:43pm

Pink Floyd reprise...

1970's Oz Gromz swiped Older bro's & sisters Pink Floyd Record Collections.

1976 Pink Floyd engineer Alan Parsons Project was '70's #1 Surf Syth Lp
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ng6N5oXZ9M

1978 David Gilmour Solo Lp ...we 70's gromz heard more Pink Floyd perfection?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xUD6MWmSAc&list=RD1xUD6MWmSAc&start_rad...

1978 Rick Wright : Wet Dream > Pink Floyd (Jazz sound) Chill out LP.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2bzxFcdQic

1979 With the world on the brink...Pink Floyd turned the world to face the Abyss.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR5ApYxkU-U

1981 Nick Mason: Fictitious Sports (New Wave / Pantomime ) re: Sparks!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2S7FP3Wsis

1984 Roger Waters Pros & Cons of Hitch hiking (Fans weren't won over)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWwJzpHdX1M&list=OLAK5uy_l4S4hqzoPYGSTOn...

Thank the crew & yourself zenagain, only swellnet could conjure up such worth.
Yep! (Married 86 > O/S trip 87 > Pink Floyd gig '88) That seems all in order!

tbb researches Rock music alongside surf history.
Folders & countless books on both...Pink Floyd LP/singles books'n'all.
Trying to keep it local nowadays...
eg: 1830 Surf Rafters - Mangled on the Triangles
Folders:
All GC Band files from -1870's to 1954
Selected Rockers -1961- 66 + 1978 - Now
Ultra Rare dates - 1955 -1961 + 1966- 1976 via library news (Time consuming)
As years go by more daily news > more time penalty on music research
Eg: (4hr/shift) ('30-50's/30 days) ('60's/20 days) ('70's/60 days) ('80-85/50 days)
Needs a Council GC Record Club / Sound Lounge...tbb got so close with that!

tbb is sharing & explaining for fellow music / surf archivists...
Newspapers >1954 (Trove) One can leisurely search random Town Bands / Gigs
tbb then compiles Local Artist & Band/Members & their gigs/dates & recordings...

Surprised to reveal (No sexism) Women fronted own bands & bossed town gigs.
This is the first time ,tbb has mentioned this....exclusive to swellnet crew.
tbb also informs, this is more weirdly pronounced in smaller town halls.
By researching music pioneers Aust would elevate sister's equal profiles! Priceless!
Strange how we devalue our chix contribution by enforcing mindless Top 40 rank.

1965-67 + 1976-77 + 1979-83 (Media covers these iconic Music Explosion years)
2000 - Now... is online...tbb does warn 2000-10 www is fast disappearing...
Myspace + JJJ Unearthed are the gatekeepers of this era...(It never lasts!)
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/mar/18/myspace-loses-all-con...

Upcoming ten year Social credit scheme reflects internet archive time allowance.
Therein lies the importance of above timeline...it needs a refresh or we lose it!
Not saying that lightly...15-20% of tbb's bookmarks are now blank...real sad!
That's right, as you guessed...most were rare links to past culture...Gone for good!

Just like tbb...crew start a nostalgic blog...One, week, month, year it's wiped.
Same as here, the need to cull or blindside online blogs is a harsh reality.
Link! tbb/Ben discuss swellnet's excellent past photo albums...(Surf Safari Series)
https://www.swellnet.com/forums/wax/451428
Here today tbb applauds Ben's Tunes (Lose Photo Albums but gain Hot Tunes?)

More history stored online the faster we lose it...internet has no time or place for it!

Print News now only prints Ads, recent / past Headlines hurriedly wipe out online.
Your Town History lies somewhere behind that paywall & vanishing fast.
tbb advises to print out a copy of yer fav local band to remind yourself they existed.

tbb reckons Qldurrz should be reprogrammed to restore the proper 1988 timeline.

Cyclone Hits Expo... by Choo Dikka Dikka...(Have a go & get a Cyclone up yer!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=283HjFvbFIg

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zenagain commented Saturday, 16 May 2020 at 4:16pm

Speaking of chix TBB, I thought it might be worth mentioning Dave Gilmour gave a young Catherine Bush a leg up when no labels would go near her at the time. I'm guessing mid 70's.

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stunet commented Sunday, 17 May 2020 at 11:47am

Watched all four episodes of the punk doco last night, and, while it was enjoyable, I found it more a vehicle for historical curation than historical accuracy. It ignored whole influences, glossed over others, had weird timeline hiccups, and despite the filmmakers repeatedly telling us that punk keeps evolving, they showed none of that evolution, didn't even mention it, not even the obvious developments such as the Discharge, Napalm Death, Extreme Noise Terror branch of the family tree.

I first saw Iggy in '89 and at the time he was as much the Godfather of Metal as punk, and in fact he played up the metal thing more than punk, which he was seemed to disown, and even the next time I saw him in '92 he played with Slash and Duff from GnR.

These days he's again the Godfather of Punk, no mention of metal at all, but it's worth keeping in mind how history gets interpreted and reinterpreted, especially by celebrities forever sharpening their public image so as to be seen in just the right light.

In Episode 1 they speak of creative demise at the hand's of drugs and how it could've taken punk down before it started. Iggy speaks, Sylvain Sylvain speaks, Danny Fields too, and it's told as if it was a moment, but the Stooges split up years before the New York Dolls imploded and the whole CBGBs thing was happening. Sloppy storytelling. They added in a convenience that didn't exist.

I was thrilled to see Ian Mackaye get interviewed, even if he looks like a chaplain from a summer camp these days, but it was gobsmacking to see Fugazi not even mentioned. Arguably the most important punk band of the 80s, who did more to evolve the sound and ethos than any other band - ideas the fillmmakers were at pains to present - and they may as well have not existed.

Similarly, there was a lot of talk about 'conformity' and how punks needed to break out of those rules, all well and good, but the fucking filmmakers didn't apply the same thinking to themselves packaging punk within a very defined sound, one that reached it's pinnacle in 1980 and kept rehashing it forever after. So despite Discharge et al coming from punk and progressing the sound while holding true to underground ideas, they again just didn't exist. A whole blossoming branch of the tree cut off while Southern Californian melody punk gets a whole episode.

However, the worst own goal was how oblivious the filmmakers were to the seeds of punk; kids across the Western world concurrently finding voice amongst 70s social disintegration following the optimism of the 60s. In one sense the oversight was understandable as the filmmakers were American and punk there was more 'expressive' than the overtly policial punk of the UK, but at least have the gumption to recognise it comes from the same source.

Lots of unreal interviews and historical footage, such as Darryl Jennifer describing how he "sees" music, HR doing a backflip on the last note of Pay To Cum - priceless shit - plus charismatic wankers like Johnny Rotten and Hank owning the camera, there was a lot to like, but for all the filmmakers rhetoric about punk's ongoing rejuvenation it was just a bunch of old people talking about the past, and taken in it's entirety that left me feeling sad.

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Dale -Cooper commented Sunday, 17 May 2020 at 1:17pm

It'd be interesting to watch it back-to-back...or not.

I concur, Stu, in the main. Though do you mean to place Fugazi, and their cultural influence and importance, in the 90s? (First recorded stuff late 80s, first album 1990).

I agree with the assessment re: Fugazi as the embodied ethos, and to not even mention them wounded the whole project mortally. And they had Mackaye fucking there?!

And the passover of the whole early Seattle/Sub Pop scene as what? not 'punk'? Mudhoney's Mark Arm is a punk historian as well as a starter, let alone keeper, of the flame. Highly, crucially influential. Nothing.

Just take one year, 1988. It was a huge year with three absolutely crucial and highly influential recordings. Napalm Death's 1st proper and fully realised LP From Enslavement to Obliteration (Sept); Mudhoney's SuperFuzz Bigmuff ep (Oct); Fugazi's self titled ep (Nov).

And all bands not mentioned.

And going back to earlier episodes, did Crass get a mention at all?

Jeez, we could go all day.

And nothing, NOTHING, past what? 1995??

Rubbish series, sadly. Damp squib. Missed opportunity.

“The dog leg. That dog had four legs. One you found in my trunk. The other three went out with the information you're thinking about right now. Two people you don't want coming around here if anything bad happens to me.”

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indo-dreaming commented Sunday, 17 May 2020 at 1:59pm

Punk is such a loose umbrella term, you can pretty much call anything punk with raw vocals and noisy guitars and use it for an umbrella term for so many different musical movements.

Fugazi are important and highly influential and obviously fall under the punk umbrella, but id rather call them post hardcore than punk and although not technically an emo band, you could say they are like the seed for emo. (hate that word) and like a band like Sonic youth kind of art/noise rock too.

I dont know I guess they had to stop somewhere and kind of hard to cover every band from various scenes around the world..

BTW. assuming we are talking about that ABC or SBS docco series, been a few weeks since i watched it now

Please Stunet give me an ignore button for Talking Turkey, Shatners Basoon, Dale Cooper, Factotum, Pupkin, and any new fake profile he decides to create.

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stunet commented Sunday, 17 May 2020 at 2:48pm

@DC,

I mean Fugazi as the most important band, perhaps not of the 80s per se, but of that mid-80s period where punk was at risk of disappearing up its own arse while the music was splintering in all directions. They signposted the way forward; showed there was still vitality left in the ideas and the form - and also that it didn't have to be played four to the floor.

Large swathes of the doco were spent showing how punk music remained relevant. Well...? In Seppo parlance, Fugazi are a slam dunk.

They proved that punks could have a second act.

@ID - SBS

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Blowin commented Sunday, 17 May 2020 at 4:09pm

Never listened to Fugazi.

Now I’ve got an entire new discography to discover. Stoked.

Just listened to The Waiting Room.....good.

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Dale -Cooper commented Sunday, 17 May 2020 at 4:34pm

1st year up the Bluff. Fugazi's Red Medicine.

Now there's a surf soundtrack.

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Dale -Cooper commented Sunday, 17 May 2020 at 4:49pm

The mid 80s onwards featured some of the most fruitful and expansive and plain weird stuff. Far removed from the hardcore ghetto.

Big Black; Butthole Surfers; Hüsker Dü poking their head above the underground; Sonic Youth; even the 'crossover' metal detente with bands like DRI. And that's the Seppos!

The aforementioned anarcho-punk/metal fastest heaviest endgame of Napalm Death and their ilk in the UK.

And let's not get started on the Aussies!

Always mutating and evolving.

Sleaford Mods were programming Rage this week!

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velocityjohnno commented Sunday, 17 May 2020 at 5:05pm

Always thought the 'underground' music of the 80's was this music, I never called it 'punk' per se, but it included Fugazi, Mudhoney, Rollins, Sonic Youth, Cure, acoustically the Violent Femmes, also hardons, thrombus... anything non mainstream was included for me, so Smiths as well as electronic stuff like New Order and Joy Division, The The, exposure to stuff I thought was industrial, eg Ministry
On the surface the late 80's mainstream music was Collettes 'Ring My bell' and Fine Young Cannibals, Richard Marx at #1 for months, Kenny G, Phil Collins soundtracks - you just had to flee
Anyway, got the riffs for Dirty Boots echoing through the house as my son has found Sonic Youth, sounds mint, either played on standard tuning or one of those weird string-destroying Sonic Youth tunes, eg FFCCAA... and now he's gone to Jazz, all good!

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stunet commented Sunday, 17 May 2020 at 5:14pm

Fucking brilliant band. 

Mackaye is the Wittgenstein of punk - succesful in two fields, years apart - and Guy Picciotto is Flava Flav to Mackaye's Chuck D: the toaster in the call and reply, and later when he played guitar occupying the up town sonic real estate.

Repeater is ten times the album of Nevermind.

And the Fugazi chapter in 'Our Band Could Be Your Life' is more essential than doctors in a pandemic.

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etarip commented Sunday, 17 May 2020 at 7:30pm

Fugazi remains probably THE best band I have ever seen live. Feel privileged that I got to see them. 1997, 2nd year uni, probably 4th year of almost exclusive interest in punk / hardcore music.
Energy in that room was electric, real interesting crowd. Totally different to the majority of the gigs I was seeing around that time. Like a unique generation or subset of fans, more intense but not the moronic mosh pit crew. Ian Mc stopped the gig, mid-song, to kick some guy out who had clobbered a chick in the crowd. Told security to give his money back and then just picked up where they left off.

They’re on an extended hiatus. Spent a lot of time in DC over the years. Always check the local street press when I’m there on the off chance that I’ll catch an under-the-radar reunion gig. Steady diet of nothing. But, man, DC is an interesting town.

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kaiser commented Sunday, 17 May 2020 at 7:44pm

You may already know, but they recorded pretty much every show they did from mid 90’s onwards. If you went to a gig, you can download it through dischord. I’ve got 21 June 97 gig at roxy bris. Such a gig. $5 will buy you sweet, sweet reminisce.

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kaiser commented Sunday, 17 May 2020 at 7:52pm

Re energy in the room. I bumped into a mate who was from cenny qld who was a bit of a charger. Actually went to the toilets and came across him as he was post-chuck in the basins, before the gig. Anyway he decided about third song in to do a bit of crowd surfing. Didn’t read the room. At. All. Even the band objected. Not same gig etarip?

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velocityjohnno commented Sunday, 17 May 2020 at 7:53pm

Some musical chaos courtesy of Flipper:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBbE7Ry6pPs

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etarip commented Sunday, 17 May 2020 at 8:05pm

Ha, might have been a common occurrence - probably a different gig. I was in Canberra at ANU Bar for that one.

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lostdoggy commented Sunday, 17 May 2020 at 8:06pm

As a poor early teenager, when CD LPs were all $30 in oz, I did appreciate that Fugazi had printed on theirs ‘Do not sell for more than US $10’.

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etarip commented Sunday, 17 May 2020 at 8:07pm

Thanks for the tip kaiser. I’m going to go surf discord for a while! Check out what’s on there.

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kaiser commented Sunday, 17 May 2020 at 8:34pm

Looked it up. 31 song set. Memory of the gig I saw - such good interplay with two vocalists. Long division was the best band jam I ever seen

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Dale -Cooper commented Sunday, 17 May 2020 at 9:29pm

If need be, get on it.

https://www.monsterchildren.com/entire-dischord-records-catalogue-free/

I was always a fan of Nation of Ulysses myself. 13-Point Program to Destroy America. Helluva debut album. Check 'em.

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truebluebasher commented Monday, 18 May 2020 at 1:08am

Great write ups on 'Punk' by the crew...

Doco: Dave Vanian says it all with out saying much...
First 2 rows at Ramones UK Gig - All UK punk bands ( Huge tell all!)
Vanian is saying that "Band members" were up front at Gigs.
Trade Secret...We Punk band members agree! You had to earn yer spot in a band!
Punk Band members fought for best seat in the house, you want it - didn't think so!

Dave Vanian " Fuck The Sex Pistols & Fuck The Ramones ...Punk started here! "
19 Jan 2012 ~ Brisbane Gig...
tbb & Goldie / Brizzo Punks erupted...

'81 Global distribution was wide & down to 2 weeks...UK Punk could move gear.
tbb was in Ramones + UK Subs + Psychedelic Furs Fan Clubs.
NME music Magazine- Guys / Smash Hits- Chix (Free flexi Discs)
Then order your Punk Single in town...2 weeks later, all are punking out!

Goldie Punk is 100% local + 100% Anti establishment before it's anything.
All goldie Punks were fierce competitors (as said) & craved intelligent sound.

Skegz would near hack off both their arms to make the grade. ('Enough blood!')
True there was a Goldie Punk initiation...none spoke of it! You confront it! No Say!
Usual ear piercing...for guys this was done with a safety pin dip in rum.
Mouth piercing thru cheek out mouth...chain links to ear piercing.
Punk chix fit you with a collar & lead you to he bar / Toilets.
Chix were always kicked & tripped by skegz so we sent a message to losers.
This oldschool trait ties in with Iggy (Wanna be yer Dog!)
Arm slashing...can be anywhere on arm although wrist slashing was weekly.
No Tatts ...This was our way of owning our scene.
Later inhalants + GP boots + Mohawks + Hair colour was added
PC's was Punks Corner (GC Playroom) You don't go there.
Even tbb had to pass an extra Rudeboy trip test every fuckin' time...(Fight me!) !%#!
As you can read this was strictly a Local GC Punk initiation...our own thing.

tbb stood down countless blades,chains,fence palings, boofs, Cops every day.
Not an easy lifestyle choice for one sporting a Kilt & a mohawk.
Pretty much a fight waiting each day and by night, be the best beer cup surfer!

Punk = Original unique sound to each Town or City (Unwritten Law)
Naturally Brizzo + UK Bands were all on the same wavelength
UK / Bne / Vic Punks were anti USA because of their self indulgent diatribe.
Once you leave SEQ it quickly reverts to an American Coastline in every way.

US Ramones & Dead Kennedys were accepted & toured OZ/GC immediately.
Brizzo Punx go to Goldie Gigs because Brizzo Gigs were seated (boring)
Bne Gig (Johnnies Beer Bottle Depot) DP Drummer arrested + Stage Diving
Jello: "Closest thing to a heavy,heavy, junta-style Police State I've ever been in."
http://restassuredzine.com/looking-back/1807-looking-back-on-dead-kenned...
DK OZ tour was as notorious as earlier OZ Ramones, Stranglers smash ups.
True! Crowd Surfing / Stage Diving kicked on with DK tour! (JB can own that!)
Ska Bands also encouraged stage diving...

tbb's Goldie Punk Glossary should explain 'Punk's proud Localism'

Smash Joh's Police State ~[Huge GC Graffiti] later Title of Social Cancer Album
[ Nazi ] Swastika > #oh ~ That's standard Qldurr [ Graffiti ] for Joh

Rock against Petersen GC Concert > Razar (Also played Byron SunRock '78)

March on Qld > Poster shadows (National Party) NP into a Swastika

Support Your Local Band (Huge GC '79 gig)-'Lyric / gig salutes Bne Punkz 'Razar'
(re: Can hear said Lyric towards end of 1st Song on Razar Play List ...below!)
This became Gold Coast Punk Mantra...even accepted more widely with cred!

Rock Against RUZZ > Social Cancer + Bne bands Mystery of Sixes / The Entities
Mystery of sixes (Azaria Song- Banned) > changed name to Dreamkillers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWdB9j7KGEM
[ NAZI ] SS Brigade > RU[ ZZ ] Poster with Police right arm hand gestures
Russ Hinze Minister for Police & Everything ( SP / Bagman )
Rock Against Ruzz > Social Cancer's 2nd Album but as a Double / Pollie Release.
CD's in Brown paper Bags with fake $50 notes + Playroom Gold Passes.

[NAZI]-UK Flags (Yes) vs US/OZ Flags (No) Known to Steal Flags (Trophies)

Complete Chaos: Partner GC Punkband

Social Cancer Songs > [ NAZI ] + Doomsday

[Q] [L] [D] Qld Land of the Living Dead (Our first Anthem) Nothing's Changed

New World War ( Last & fastest song ) GC Punkz contribution to WWIII Rally.

I was Gassed at Belsen (re: Belsen was a Gas by Sex Pistols)
[Burns your Lungs out, makes you spew, wouldn't believe, the things it'll do]
Fans shouted for this one they did! (None knew what anti-semetic was?)
At the time Nazi Hunting was a sport...Song stands true to it's time.
tbb never released this song ..nor rules it out! Not my lyric...but equally own it!

Burn Burn Burn ( Devastation of Monoliths )

Mutant Army (Underground Punx returning to the surface) Really cool & eerie!
Social Cancer were fully miked (Unusual) Here we chorus a creepy refrain..(fav)
Dale/bass > Was the Internet & Conspiracy Theorist that wrote Mutant Army.

Stuff the System > Another creepy classic by Dale commands a Punk Uprising

Qld Upper House (tbb's last band) Tributes SC first song & GC punk outpost
Clever folk here know Qld Govt has no upper house...see: Censor Motion

Trick or Treaty (Stolen life with Doomsday looming everyday)

Progress Report ( Man made Climate Change) wee bit too soon! oops!

Censor Motion (re: QUH > Same band crosses the floor 'censure' motion)
This being our Instrumental Band!

GC Punx made their own Jackets, Bondage Pants, Kilts...
We return toured all tribes to Bne (Often + Gig) + Lismore & Toowoomba.
Supported No Nukes / Boggo Rd + Aboriginal Rights Rallies & Gigs

If you ask any Gold Coast Punk...there can only ever be one Fav Punk Band & Song.

Same as Dave, tbb visited Bne for a Razar Exhibition a while back at Southbank.
Already penned as similar thing...Bne Razar were everything to Goldie Punkz.
Normally! Goldie don't praise Brizzos for much...but we were true to the cause.
We were beside ourselves to have the world's best Punk Band as our mentors.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hferYdlKrB4

PS: GC punk chix played instruments at rehearsals & joined band on Encores

Local Punk was dying by end of 1983 as US Pyjama Punk slimed in.
Pyjama as in wealthy brats that swap clothes when they got home...pretend punk.
Sure! Call it US hardcore by name but wank ego lyrical content...Sell-Out Punk if you like!

1980 Skate Bowls already dumped the Chix...now skaters were kicking chix outta Punk.
Doco: (Cock Punk weds Skater/Skegz)...Song 1 Fuckin bitch 2 Rape the mole 3 Kill the Slut
Doco: (Chix dump Skater Cock Punk) & got spat on for 20 years (Here on GC also...True!)

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stunet commented Sunday, 17 May 2020 at 9:51pm

Good band, but I could never figure how serious Nation of Ulysses took themselves with their manifesto and ideology plastered front and centre. Sorta felt like DEVO without the chuckles.

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mattlock commented Sunday, 17 May 2020 at 9:51pm

My Bro plays in local band that does songs mostly about football. He calls it punt rock.

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stunet commented Sunday, 17 May 2020 at 9:58pm

Great post TBB.

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synchrodogcal commented Monday, 18 May 2020 at 11:41am

there was an excellent interview with dave faulkner on triple r saturday afternoon

he spoke mainly about his time in perth in the late 70's playing with his band the victims, a band i hadn't heard much about apart from knowing of their song television addict

he also mentioned that they have reformed, with ray anh from hardons playing bass & will be touring post-covid19

here's a link to the show if anyone's interested

https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/neon-sunset/episodes/11762-neon-...

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GreenJam commented Monday, 18 May 2020 at 1:57pm

check out 'in on the killtaker' Blowin - classic album

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Blowin commented Monday, 18 May 2020 at 3:04pm

I will . Thanks for the heads up.

It’s unreal finding a large lump of gold amongst the tailings of the seminal musical era of your life.

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Dale -Cooper commented Monday, 18 May 2020 at 3:58pm

Well, this explains a lot...

Minor perm??

“The dog leg. That dog had four legs. One you found in my trunk. The other three went out with the information you're thinking about right now. Two people you don't want coming around here if anything bad happens to me.”

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Dale -Cooper commented Monday, 18 May 2020 at 4:00pm

Ah, Svenonius!

“The dog leg. That dog had four legs. One you found in my trunk. The other three went out with the information you're thinking about right now. Two people you don't want coming around here if anything bad happens to me.”

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Dale -Cooper commented Monday, 18 May 2020 at 4:08pm

I dunno if 13 Point program to Destroy America ever quite approached the lovingly twisted, sardonic, comic yet tender chops of this, but, well, who could??

“The dog leg. That dog had four legs. One you found in my trunk. The other three went out with the information you're thinking about right now. Two people you don't want coming around here if anything bad happens to me.”