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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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Patrick commented Tuesday, 29 Sep 2020 at 11:23pm

Date night

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Patrick commented Tuesday, 29 Sep 2020 at 11:33pm

They took the pie I was eating, give us some wah wah dirty...

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Patrick commented Tuesday, 29 Sep 2020 at 11:55pm

Got so much clit they don't need no balls

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stunet commented Wednesday, 30 Sep 2020 at 6:29am

You know the link between L7 and Cosmic Psychos, hey Patrick?

How The Prodigy covered L7's 'Fuel My Fire' not knowing that it was ripped off from 'Lost Cause' (legally so, L7 and Cosmic Psychos used to tour together).

So when it came time for The Prodigy to pay royalties, they flowed, not to L7, but to Walsh, Knight, and Jones.

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stunet commented Wednesday, 30 Sep 2020 at 6:33am

And in that vein...neck a pinger and get on the dancefloor.

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Patrick commented Wednesday, 30 Sep 2020 at 6:50am

Sure did Stu, that was the link I was dangling posting them together.

I heard about it from this doco. It's a good one peeps, L7, Mudhoney & Eddie Vedder relate a few stories.

And the line "She's got so much clit she don't need no balls" from the L7 song Fast & Frightening...

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....is about the drummer of this band... well the whole song is about her:

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factotum commented Wednesday, 30 Sep 2020 at 5:56pm

Re: the Psychos doco...

Also got a teeo, and our names in the credits. Hooray fuck!

And the VIP premiere at the Theatre Royal in Castlemaine was a blast.

Oh, and the gig at Knighty's farm. Though that personal fiasco is another messy story.

Good times.

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 30 Sep 2020 at 4:47pm

“ also got a teeo and our names in the credits “

It’s times like these we need an emoji of a fella giving himself a reach around.

Imagine if the Cosmic Psychos knew how Comrade Queef really felt about grubby tradies and the bogan blue collar workers he considers deplorable.

Blokes you can’t trust.

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factotum commented Thursday, 1 Oct 2020 at 10:21am

Jeez Blowie, what are you doing here wanking over this thread?

At least post some John Denver (Cuntry Roads, "the best song ever" according to guess who!? Hahahahaha), you silly bullshitting kook.

Actually, bets are off you know anything about John Denver (blaze on!) let alone the Psychos.

Just 'cos you used to be a 'grubby subbie' (aka tax scamming, fake working class Tory...actually you still are! No wonder you love Trumpy), no need to piss your pants.

Pauline still loves ya, comrade.

(And Seppy too...talk about Blowhard Mountin')

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Blowin commented Wednesday, 30 Sep 2020 at 6:08pm

You should write a book about your exploits in the music industry.

Suggested title :

“ I fetched a beer for a bloke in a band once “

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factotum commented Wednesday, 30 Sep 2020 at 6:17pm

"Cuntry roads, take me home, to the place I belong..."

Where, I (don't) wonder?

Somewhere within earshot of "the cry of the currawong and the laughter of the kookaburra"?

C'mon Sweet Dude, bust out some Peter Allen!

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udo commented Thursday, 1 Oct 2020 at 12:24pm
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chook commented Thursday, 1 Oct 2020 at 12:48pm

patrick...yep that was the gig. damn...34 years ago.
that's a great poster. man, those old posters sell for so much.

love that bauhaus single....i remember buying it at phantom records on pitt street in 1982. it has a great cover, so good that a girl stopped my as i was walking home through surry hills and asked about the record. i miss those days...if you saw another person dressed in black you would just walk up to them and say "hi, want to get high and go burn shit in the parking lot?"

anyway, enough with the old rock nostalgia ....here's 12 minutes of disco glory from gladys knight and the pips

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Patrick commented Thursday, 1 Oct 2020 at 12:47pm

Yeah chook
Udo, more JR here https://youtu.be/a6Dc7W6jXCo

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factotum commented Thursday, 1 Oct 2020 at 1:18pm

Did someone say Bauhaus?

Nouvelle Vague.

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GreenJam commented Thursday, 1 Oct 2020 at 2:22pm

great stuff again guys - the forum that keeps on giving.

love the Psychos - down on the farm, absolute classic album for me

speaking of posters - this would be worth a look, QLD State Library exhibition of brisband gig posters late 70s into 80s
https://www.slq.qld.gov.au/cutcopy

and please dont ruin this thread blowin

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Rabbits68 commented Thursday, 1 Oct 2020 at 5:54pm

GreenJam cheers for that link. Great stuff. 1980 The Romones with special guests Midnight Oil. Now that would of been a gig to remember!

Pristine

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GuySmiley commented Thursday, 1 Oct 2020 at 5:56pm

Any one else into The Sand Pebbles?

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blackers commented Thursday, 1 Oct 2020 at 8:19pm

Ceduna is a great lp Guy. Doing some of that a Flying Nun/ Dunedin soundscape thing.

My fave pre surf Cosmic Psychos tune

And saw them support Mudhoney back in 1990.

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blackers commented Thursday, 1 Oct 2020 at 8:30pm

And begs the question, what is the best headline and support combo you have seen at a gig?

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blowfly commented Thursday, 1 Oct 2020 at 9:00pm

You Am I, Beasts Of Bourbon and Iggy Pop was pretty good.

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GuySmiley commented Thursday, 1 Oct 2020 at 9:52pm
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zenagain commented Thursday, 1 Oct 2020 at 9:58pm

And with Phil Rudd again.

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Rabbits68 commented Thursday, 1 Oct 2020 at 10:36pm

Whilst I get it from their point of view, for me personally, just let sleeping dogs lie......

Pristine

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tubeshooter commented Friday, 2 Oct 2020 at 8:14pm

Haha... I've had the Cosmic Psychos "Fuckwit City" cranking in my car all day.. that and "Shit me tears" by The Tenants , windows down of course. {It's been a prick of a day dealing with faarking touros here,, I swear If I see one more faarking Mustang outside a cafe , double parking Audi , a Merc parked liked a spastic , Black Jeep drivers who thinks double yellows don't matter , Porshe drivers who take 5 minutes on every speed hump , and any other moron who shouldn't be allowed to own nice things} .. Sorry I feel better now. Cheers and cool runnings
Anyway one from Flogging Molly -- 'Float' .. cool song , cool clip
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-PmyAfQ5xY&list=RDR-PmyAfQ5xY&start_rad...

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factotum commented Saturday, 3 Oct 2020 at 11:18am

Warning: contains lyrical references that may need some 'resurch'

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GreenJam commented Saturday, 3 Oct 2020 at 2:28pm

No worries Rabbits - there's some good stuff there hey, the early Bris underground music scene.

re the gig lineup - Blowfly, I'm guessing that one was '93, maybe a Big Day Out sideshow? I'm pretty sure it didnt come to Bris that year, so bands did sideshows in Bris, and one was Beasts of Bourbon, Mudhoney and Iggy Pop. I was spewing, too young to get in, so went and sat outside Festival Hall to take it all in anyway - awesome.

But then a week or so later was Sonic Youth, Disposable Heroes... and Screamfeeder - it was all ages so I was there. I remember it was the night of the first day back at school year 12. I was a bit perplexed about Disposable Heroes on the bill, but man, they were awesome, ended up being fully into it. The other lead singer (not Franti) was frequently smashing this massive chain onto some sound system thing, the noise was amazing. Great gig, Sonic Youth obviously awesome too

another great lineup I recall, but a Festival, was that Summersault Festival 96 at Goldy, that was an epic day
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summersault_(Australian_festival)

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chook commented Saturday, 3 Oct 2020 at 3:24pm

"GreenJam cheers for that link. Great stuff. 1980 The Romones with special guests Midnight Oil. Now that would of been a gig to remember!"

yeah, it was gig to remember....it ended with a full on riot in the streets. cops went berserk. my mate eddy was knocked out, metal garbage bin right on the head.

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blowfly commented Saturday, 3 Oct 2020 at 3:30pm

"Blowfly, I'm guessing that one was '93..."

Sounds about right GreenJam. It was at Selinas in Coogee, a nice small venue for a line up like that,

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chook commented Saturday, 3 Oct 2020 at 3:40pm

this line up probably won't mean much for the rock crowd...

at a gig in detroit, derek may supported by inner city (kevin saunderson)

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lomah commented Saturday, 3 Oct 2020 at 4:02pm

Lucky you chook. Two absolute wheels of steel legends.

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lomah commented Saturday, 3 Oct 2020 at 4:02pm

Lucky you chook. Two absolute wheels of steel legends.

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velocityjohnno commented Saturday, 3 Oct 2020 at 8:50pm

It's so weird Udo, it's like 25 years has passed and it hasn't, at the same time. Look at a hi-po thruster for example. My fav Nick Cave song will always be "Release the Bats."

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velocityjohnno commented Saturday, 3 Oct 2020 at 8:53pm

And to see me out for tonight, come have a listen to this man. What an incredible and unique playing style, strong deep voice. The clip has a sense of timelessness to it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un72Cz78_Fw

Polite clapping at the end, when it deserves more.

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blowfly commented Saturday, 3 Oct 2020 at 9:21pm

I saw Leo back in the day vj, Sydney Town Hall mid-seventies.

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Patrick commented Sunday, 4 Oct 2020 at 12:34pm

"While My Guitar Gently Weeps" on Vintage Oil Can Guitar.
Fingerstyle Arrangement by Justin Johnson

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velocityjohnno commented Sunday, 4 Oct 2020 at 2:41pm

Wow blowfly, that would have been a very cool performance to see. Was he a bit more underground than the big acts? A smaller venue? I've only just seen that myself so am completely new to Leo.

Being a finger picking guitarist (or imitation of one) and having a much more talented son who also finger picks rather than with a plectrum, I've noted similarities and differences in our styles. I will use the thumb for E and A, then one finger per string until the thin E string; my son is similar but a bit more free in how he will adapt the middle three fingers. If you want to imagine a sound, he can nail Mark Knopfler's finger picking style on "Sultans of Swing" then head off into his own impromptu versions of it, right down to the percussive picking.

Leo is something else again. It's intense, a full on energy through the 12 string, complex backing notes and maybe he's on an open tuning. He has a thumb pick? And will use the thickest three strings as baselines. Very, very interesting and sounds good. No need for backing band. Then the voice... wow.

Any concert observations welcomed - this site is awesome in the stories it gets us to share.

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blowfly commented Sunday, 4 Oct 2020 at 3:49pm

At that time I think the only people who would have been aware of him were doublej listeners so it was a nice small room. I didn't actually play at the time so I wasn't really into the technicalities of his style but was blown away by the whole effect, the richness and complexity of his 12 string playing and that great voice.
When I started learning guitar I tried finger picking but I could never get it to synch with my singing so I went to a plectrum and a more percussive style. I never had the ability to be ambitious in that direction but it has been a great hobby over the years and I have had the good fortune to play with some really good musos who were also good mates. I still write a lot of songs and play for an hour or two most days. I'd say it keeps me sane but I'm not sure the evidence is there to support it!

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velocityjohnno commented Sunday, 4 Oct 2020 at 4:17pm

Thank you for the anecdote, it sounds like a treasured experience. Keep up the songwriting and playing, I find I've been listening more in recent years than playing as someone greater has developed... it's been nice to whack the guitar on the bass pedal and try to keep up!

This one is a similar complex melody through picking on open tunings, a bit more contemporary and was shown to me by my son, who then spent a couple of months chasing how to get the sound. Nice clip, too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaH4W1rY9us

It's important to take that time and stay sane right now. What will be coming in the newsfeeds will be traumatic to view (for everyone, in 2020 think bushfires, virus, etc). Happy playing BB.

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blowfly commented Sunday, 4 Oct 2020 at 4:59pm

Very cool track. Funny that you are listening more, I am listening a lot less and have gone all classical when I do. I think it's the times, they seem to favour that grandeur that classical delivers. A great version of a Mozart gem.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRu5Pgr2SpM

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zenagain commented Sunday, 4 Oct 2020 at 5:42pm

Beautiful.

I listen to tons of classical music myself. More than any other really. My wife is an accomplished classical pianist so I love nothing more than drifting off for a nap when she's practicing.

Anyway, I don't expect this thread to devolve into a classical music thread but here's an oldy but a goody with a cool slide show attached.

https://youtu.be/W8yenFBRNAI

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blowfly commented Sunday, 4 Oct 2020 at 6:14pm

Very nice zen but I'll segue back to something a bit closer to our usual fare.

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blackers commented Monday, 5 Oct 2020 at 6:08pm

This fella can play.

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Patrick commented Monday, 5 Oct 2020 at 8:33pm

The Devil Went Down To Georgia White Trash Washing Machine Cover

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factotum commented Monday, 5 Oct 2020 at 9:20pm

"Anyway, I don't expect this thread to devolve into a classical music thread..."

Weird comment, Zen. Devolve? Wha?

Post whatever you like.

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zenagain commented Tuesday, 6 Oct 2020 at 12:07am

Perhaps devolve was not the right word Mr. Facto but classical music is a bit thin on the ground in this thread and probably rightly so as I think it originally started as Ben looking for new or previously overlooked tunes.

But, how good has this thread been. I love it, just the different tastes and the blasts from the past, the new stuff, the totally obscure, mainstream stuff, everything. Hope it keeps going.

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Snuffy Smith commented Tuesday, 6 Oct 2020 at 10:59am

Kill the cop inside you.Gotta love a girl drummer

Balls of fire

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zenagain commented Tuesday, 6 Oct 2020 at 11:46am

Speaking of drummer girls, this kid rocks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tkw57uGnSrs

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factotum commented Tuesday, 6 Oct 2020 at 12:38pm

"Kill the cop inside your head" Louis Althusser knew his onions! Cool bananas, Snuffy.

And Zen, if crew don't know about it, or haven't seen and heard and considered it before, it's all the shock of the new, even if it's old.

Keep it all coming.