Submitted by thermalben on Tue, 02/28/2012 - 18:47
Alright, time for some discussion on what yr all listening too. My iTunes inventory is getting a little stale so I'm up for some inspiration.
Currently loving The Drones' album "Havilah".. incredible songwriting and some of the best recorded guitars and drum I've heard in a long time. I'm a little late to the party with this album but it's on high rotation at the moment and will probably stay there a while. I've seen these guys live once (Fowlers, Adelaide) and fortunately they're incredible on stage too. Can't wait to see them again.
There's a facebook group called Sound As Ever, all 90's Aussie alternative, you guys would dig it.
most of the above (or previous page) pretty much spot on, you guys have good memories!
I Do remember seeing one of the members of seaweed gorillas owning it in the finals of the Victorian Bobyboard titles in Portsea in tiny conditions in the men’s open. He was far and away the best performer on the day and should have one.
haha, once again, good memories, i was there that day too i think
I was only mucking around with the album quip.
I'm impressed with some of you core music aficionados. Disco shaked my booty.
“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.”
What a great thread this is! Reading the posts has brought back memories of some incredible live music from the early 90s: Mudhoney and The Rollins Band at The Old Greek Theatre, Fugazi at an all ages show somewhere in the burbs of Melbourne, Husker Du at Melbourne Uni, Beasts of Bourbon at The Palais, Sonic Youth at The Playroom, Iggy Pop at Fishermans Wharf, the list goes on. These bands blew my mind and still do when I listen to them again after all these years. Ahhh...those were the days. I don’t really follow the live music scene these days, but I get the feeling that things aren’t what they used to be. Hopefully I’m wrong.
Speaking of Husker Du, @ facto your lame comment back on the other page about comparing bands to each other
You could have made a much better comparison i thought it was quote obvious who Green day (not a fan) ripped off.
i don't think you'll get any argument from people who were there -- by 1982 punk was dead in sydney as a cultural, social movement of any interest. all the original punks were heroin addicts by then. the violence was out of control. the gigs were dull and dangerous. the days of the radio birdman, thought criminals, lipstick killers, kelpies, and johnny dole and the scabs were long gone. punk was only attracting meathead idiots who listened to the exploited and sham 69.
the exciting and interesting music moved on, and was no longer punk -- laughing clowns, the reels, chris bailey, birthday party, go-betweens, spk, sardine, lighthouse keepers, severed heads, the particles, climbing frame... the post punk era was much more fun and had much better music.
Hard to argue with that Chook.
how good were the laughing clowns!!!
i think punk sort of had a bit of time off and regrouped...exploding white mice, hard-ones, space juniors and thug/lubricated goat/box the jesuit crowd they all seemed to have a sense of humour and fun. that was a refreshing change from the stalinist tendencies of punk in the early 80s
Where do Underground lovers fit in with that post punk stuff, some of their stuff sounds similar to that Laughing Clowns track. Question to all you slightly older knowledgeable ones who were there
Glad you liked the flipper DC
Real good Chook.
As were The Go-Betweens.
Did any of you get to see these guys live?
Would have been a mad gig
Heads up, Indoid...
Hah! Stoked to see some concurrence here.
They should've given some coin to that bloke for a 'Punk' doco.
Different cities, different scenes. Seminal comp album from 1985.
Anyone else get a Sub Pop vibe here?
My Bloody Valentine, Glider EP, 1990
Don't know enough about these guys, but did have this one on vinyl.
I'm probably digressing from punk into shoegaze or something else.
Also went to London in 1990 when Techno and big jeans and pills were very 'in' - big eye opener - music was more synth/Madchester, like Charlatans, Happy Mondays, Inspiral Carpets
Good vids, I've watched them both before.
But your comment was lame, because all you were trying to do is be a smart arse as usual and mock others.
I wasn't saying At the drive in were Fugazi as you seem to have implied i was doing.
All i was saying to Stu was to compare apples with apples, not apples with oranges, and making a better comparison on comparing albums of more similar genre's, in this case post hardcore.
BTW. If you were implying At the drive in are anything like Green day or Blink 182 both very popular throw away type bands, then you obviously don't know much about At the drive in.
They formed in early 90s and were virtually unheard of by most people until Relationship of command was released in late 2000 but already had 4 EP's and 2 albums.
Including a total epic album in "in casino out"
footys back on soon Oi
Balls of fire
Punks greatest gift.THE YOWIE
It would be nice if factopup stuck to using just one profile.
Did anyone see a freaky group called Thou Gideon? From WA I think but I saw them at a couple of dive pubs in Melbourne... early 90's. Like a pale off spring of Lubricated Goat & einstürzende neubauten.
"It would be nice if factopup stuck to using just one profile."
Agree, i just find it weird.
BTW. im in that FB Sound as ever group, joined a few weeks back, was expecting it all to be mainstream JJJ Aussie stuff, but there is plenty of more obscure Aussie 90s stuff, which is pretty cool.
Haha ya peanuts haven't a clue wrong part of the country boys not from Factos neck of the woods.Do not skip over the fact that the YOWIE is beginning and the end of your nonsense kooks.
At the Drive In are/were pants. Not in the ballpark. Not even in the carpark.
The Yowie mark II with Albini twiddling the knobs was almost too late. Almost.
Here's one dedicated to the Indoid.
The 90s weren't totally shonky-tonk in the punky department.
And yeah, Johnno, the UK in 89/90? Baggy, scally, and in the charts! Mondays, Roses, these cats.
"Thou Gideon were a noise act from Perth.
"The band was comprised of vocalist and guitarist Mark Lillypie, guitarist Gareth Edwards, bassist Emma Lasting, drummer Val Kap, and Tanja Vision who used drill, hammers, file, hubcaps, and bottles against a 44 gallon drum.
"The band were renowned for their fusion of performance art and noise, with Lillypie often eating and throwing dogfood and tomato sauce at the audience. Their shows often involved simulated violence and sex. At one show at the Actor's Centre the band dug a hole in the floor with a pick axe. They were resultingly banned by a number of venues."https://wanma.org.au/ensembles/thou-gideon
Yeah Indo... lots of band members post stuff in there too.
Yes was a spectacle to say the least.
Fond memories of seeing the ‘Clowns of Decadence’ play at the Crown Hotel. Definitely a favourite of mine.
Were they a crowd favourite, Seymour? Performance artistry of a sort on full display? Or were they erm, shit?
All of the above?
very good D-C - I have a copy of that 'Oasis in desert of noise' album, gets played regularly, particularly the 'greasy' side.
and just $6 from Rocking Horse Records, still got the price tag on it
all this great punk/alternative/underground.... music talk, and no mention of Pixies!
a key influence for Nirvana and many others
dont care for any of their new stuff, but gee those first few albums for mine are up there with the best of any music I've come across since.
did anyone here get to see them in Melbourne back in March? I was ready to see em in Bris but they cancelled the tour that day - spewin!
Pixies and Sonic Youth - two key bands for me in the early 90s and still to this day.
and great input chook, and thanks for the Sound As Ever link Patrick.
I didn't see them but im a big fan of both the Pixies and Sonic youth and all those types of bands.
Another decent facebook group in that type of vein is
"Archers Of Loaf To Zumpano: 90's Alternative Rock"
They do a voting on albums type thing from different years in the 90s with a countdown, (runs for weeks to months)
1990 one just finished today
Top 5 Albums ended up being
2. Sonic youth-Goo
3. Pixies- Bossonova
5. Janes Addiction- Ritual de lo habitatal
And obviously got more obscure the further back it went about 100 albums
Next voting is best of 95
Sounds like you’ve got fine taste in music, Indo. Speaking of Jane’s Addiction, did anyone ever see them live? I missed out, but according to Henry Rollins, who wrote some blurb for the compilation album Kettle Whistle, a Jane’s Addiction performance was like a spiritual experience. The song Three Days has always had that effect, especially Dave Navarro’s exquisite phrasing in his solos.
Pixies. Always reminds me of hanging in Baleal with a bunch of Aussies from all corners. Doolittle had just come out and it was a sound that all of us could agree on. From Tassie scientist to Albany farmboy to Adelaide stockbroker to Narrabeen tradie.
Saw them play an awesome gig in Perth in one of the best venues I've ever come across. An old quarry, lined with grass. Great sound.
Over the falls....as soon as I read the words “Jane’s Addiction “ I put three days on.
I've seen Jane's Addiction live. They were good. But a bigger bunch of poseurs I have rarely seen [well Dave and Perry any way].
Yeah, I have to agree Mattlock. The video footage I’ve seen of their live shows is cringe-worthy at times, but the music more than makes up for it. Perry once admitted that he was an “intolerable narcissist” and I reckon Dave was just as bad. Two narcissists doing a shitload of coke and smack were never going to last long, but they certainly created some unique music.
Laughing Clowns got a mention above, Ed Kuepper continues to release good tunes and is always worthwhile live, particularly when playing with the Aints. A true underground survivor.
And while we are talking of the good old days, here is one for the 80's kids.
Cranking up a bit of the old Radio Birdman
Aloha Steve and Danno .. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkKiZ9VSD6U
Ed Kuepper solo is one helluva guitarist. Surprised me. I'm talking total up-there aficianado status.
As an album, Honey Steel's Gold is legendary - every song is spot on.
I really don't think that Ed Kuepper is properly appreciated.
That is one of my all time faves Andy. "Reflections of ol' golden eye" is one of his more recent releases (2015 ish) and is a cracker - goes full ballistic on the guitar in a 10 minute version of "Runaway". "The church of simultaneous existence" under the guise of the Aints is a fun wigout as well.
He's [EK] overrated too. Got mate who fawns over him tho.
The epic soundtrack for Mike Rommelse ripping the shit out of it on an Early 90’s O’Neill video.
And his tracks from 90s Rip Curl vid Rubber Soul
I hear ya, Mattlock.
It's the EK directly above (plus the stuff in the Billabong flicks) that left me meh.
The Aints and him solo, live, different kettle of fish.
To tell you the truth those two songs above are a bit bland but he's got plenty of brilliant stuff.
A 10 minute version of a Del Shannon song Blackers?
Sounds classic, hopefully I can track it down somewhere.