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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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zenagain commented Tuesday, 6 Oct 2020 at 12:41pm

Copy that.

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factotum commented Tuesday, 6 Oct 2020 at 1:52pm

One of the great films. THE great classical soundtrack.

An introduction.

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zenagain commented Tuesday, 6 Oct 2020 at 2:09pm

Awesome Facto, seriously.

Often (for me) it takes years and a gentle nudge that something you see or hear in your past for you to realise the significance of it in the present.

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indo-dreaming commented Friday, 9 Oct 2020 at 2:13pm

That kind of day

He came dancing across the water
With his galleons and guns
Looking for the new world
In that palace in the sun.

On the shore lay Montezuma
With his coca leaves and pearls
In his halls he often wondered
With the secrets of the worlds.

And his subjects
gathered 'round him
Like the leaves around a tree
In their clothes of many colors
For the angry gods to see.

And the women all were beautiful
And the men stood
straight and strong
They offered life in sacrifice
So that others could go on.

Hate was just a legend
And war was never known
The people worked together
And they lifted many stones.

They carried them
to the flatlands
And they died along the way
But they built up
with their bare hands
What we still can't do today.

And I know she's living there
And she loves me to this day
I still can't remember when
Or how I lost my way.

He came dancing across the water
Cortez, Cortez

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GuySmiley commented Friday, 9 Oct 2020 at 2:52pm

Try this version info ..... it’s considered his best live version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j04HRm_9yYA

Track one of one hell of a live 2 CD album and eagerly awaited expected archives digital release of the previous VHS concert.

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icandig commented Friday, 9 Oct 2020 at 9:37pm

For the finger pickers above. Something mellow for a chill Friday night. Pour yourself something from the top shelf and relax.

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Rabbits68 commented Saturday, 10 Oct 2020 at 1:23am

A great cover & a Rockwiz special moment to remember....

https://youtu.be/APYto6Mlod0

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factotum commented Saturday, 10 Oct 2020 at 2:28pm

A belated Van Halen tribute.

Minutemen's version of Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love.

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factotum commented Wednesday, 14 Oct 2020 at 6:05pm

Rumour has it this is a Jane Wiedlin little project.

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factotum commented Thursday, 15 Oct 2020 at 11:36am

We've all been there??

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zenagain commented Thursday, 15 Oct 2020 at 1:26pm

Ha ha! I knew a bloke like that when he used to get on the rum.

Fucker is now an exec. for one of the big Oz energy companies.

Go figure.

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AndyM commented Thursday, 15 Oct 2020 at 2:15pm

Reminds me of a day/night out in Byron with a couple of reprobates.
First stop was the Beachie, about midday, mellow kind of day.
Standing at the bar when I sense something was amiss. I glance sideways and see the this fucking pair had their cocks out and were pissing against the bar.
Security saw the wangs in the breeze but missed the pissing, regardless, we were shown the door.
Next stop The Northern. From memory there were stolen drinks, drinks tipped over heads and general arse-clownery.
Thrown out.
Off to the Rails. Word had got around now so these two stooges couldn't even get in the door.
I distanced myself then headed in for a few drinks and a squizz at the band and the chicks.
Came out a few hours later to see a rolling scuffle down the main street with my two buddies and a pack of parkies.
Absolute heathens.

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chook commented Thursday, 15 Oct 2020 at 3:04pm

on the upside Andy...they did turn the day into something you didn't forget.

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AndyM commented Thursday, 15 Oct 2020 at 3:22pm

They scarred me Chook :)
If you wanted drugs, hookers and drunken, obnoxious debauchery, they were your fellas.
Luckily I knew my limits.

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AndyM commented Thursday, 15 Oct 2020 at 3:25pm

If Antonio ever wrote a book it would be a best seller.
Lines with Bryan Brown, shagging Mimi McPherson and more shenanigans than most people could fit into three lifetimes.
And all from a bald guy with a beer gut and a very modest pecker.
Fucking thing was like a button mushroom.

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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 15 Oct 2020 at 3:28pm

Maybe if he was packin more heat down there he would of got Elle instead

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AndyM commented Thursday, 15 Oct 2020 at 4:28pm

Needed a continental cucumber stuffed down the strides to bluff his way in.

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blackers commented Thursday, 15 Oct 2020 at 8:46pm

Some nice work by a great Aussie wordsmith.

And some “therapy through noise”.

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westjensontexas commented Saturday, 17 Oct 2020 at 9:58pm

Zappa still remains an enigma to me. All those 7/8 time signatures, oblique references, and path of most resistance tempo changes I find offputting. That said, I've got an old Zappa, Beefheart LP out in the shed that I plan to dig out soon. Might do some further digging on Spotify/Pandora. https://get-mobdro.com and https://get-tubemate.com

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udo commented Saturday, 17 Oct 2020 at 10:20pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1LhC1zGouc
Lanie Gardner -What a voice.

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factotum commented Tuesday, 3 Nov 2020 at 2:44pm

Post US election soundtrack?

Or maybe some XASTHUR!

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Rabbits68 commented Friday, 6 Nov 2020 at 1:08pm

Idiot Prayer - Nick Cave Alone at Alexander Palace

Saw this last night & really enjoyed it. The man can still play the piano so magnificently & was quite captivating in that setting.

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blackers commented Friday, 6 Nov 2020 at 5:04pm

I agree with you Rabbits. It was a pretty impressive performance and his playing and song writing hold up in "acoustic" mode. Not so sure about his socials, but he can sing a moody ballad.

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Rabbits68 commented Friday, 6 Nov 2020 at 11:57pm

Yeah Blackers for sure. Oh to be able to play a musical instrument like that into your 60’s, let alone write, compose & still bring it all together. Great stuff....

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truebluebasher commented Saturday, 7 Nov 2020 at 2:24am

1919/20 Dardanella was a #1 Surf Pier Tune that sold a mental 6.5m copies
Brilliant Seaside Video & Recording...ostinato bass the precursor to Boogie Woogie.
The song rolls & refreshes whimsical waves of joy with surprisingly modern sound.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgLeNIfgFuY

Plenty covered the tune thereafter & with words > tune went thru a quiet patch.

Next tbb introduces Swedish Surf Band The Spotnicks to a younger crew.
1961 Spoticks had a #1 in Oz "Orange Blossom Special" (First Oz Link)
1963 "Moonshot"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUwsbN-D_hM
1963 "Last Space Train"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgos0XveYGE

Ok! This worldly well respected Swedish band puts out some cool '60's tunes.
You'll never hear so many sweet gear changes thru tracks! (Spotniks are as smooth as!)

(Dedication) Band played up until 2019 then sadly 2 members died early this year.
Around 1976 -77 (Can't be sure of date) as this odd song appears on comp's.
This song sounds like a 1980's Mental as Anything Instrumental (Oz link 2)

The band's odd sound appeals to Australians...the very reason tbb wishes to share.
It''s also how & why tbb delved into their back catalogue, sniffing for such gems!
Crew would know that the Swedes hide some good shit! (re: Atomic Swing!)

1920 Dardanella by '1960's Swedish surf band's chilled out 1970's Mental Mix .
Results in the most perfectly mental tune with the coolest stoner surf sound.
No word of a lie..tbb promises a weirded out Mental as Anything Surf Instrumental.

Here's the kicker...this ultra stoned Surf Instrumental is now 100 yrs old. (Far Out!)

The song structure was 100 years ahead of it's time...the texture is impossibly cool.
Yep! You're right! It sounds like it was recorded yesterday...a truly priceless gem.

Vale the Spotnicks!
tbb spoils the crew with a rare deluxe treat!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8Poc438m7Y&index=91&list=PLaogjC_Qgaq4E...

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factotum commented Monday, 9 Nov 2020 at 12:44pm

Returning with The Makarrata Project, their first new LP in 18 years, Midnight Oil have hit #1 on the ARIA chart.

Fitting in NAIDOC Week.

Personally, they haven't been as interesting and vital for decades.

And RIP Bones Hillman. Travel well, comrade.

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indo-dreaming commented Monday, 9 Nov 2020 at 6:58pm

Use to love the Oils as a grommet but they should have stopped after Blue Sky Mining, everything after that is crap and tacky/cringy including this, seriously how many times can they use the novelty of indigenous people & culture to sell records, especially when they rarely if ever touch on issues that affect every day indigenous people, okay they did the whole thing well with Diesel & dust but should have just left it at that..

Anyway personally i think their best stuff was the less political or less in your face politically like Head Injuries and Place without a postcard, 1 to 10 was obviously more political some of those lyrics havent aged that great, but it was good musically.

BTW. Just listened to that OMG total cringe lyrics

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indo-dreaming commented Monday, 9 Nov 2020 at 4:30pm

.double post

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factotum commented Monday, 9 Nov 2020 at 7:40pm

Double dose of redneck shit.

Surprise.

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indo-dreaming commented Monday, 9 Nov 2020 at 8:50pm

"have hit #1 on the ARIA chart."

Says it all.

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factotum commented Monday, 9 Nov 2020 at 9:31pm

5th one.

4 in a row between 84 and 93.

Info, you're not even the #1 fuckwit on here.

Top 3, but, champ.

Yew!

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factotum commented Monday, 9 Nov 2020 at 9:45pm

And of course you're still our #1 village idiot...for now...

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Rabbits68 commented Monday, 9 Nov 2020 at 10:35pm

“Fitting in NAIDOC Week.”

Cheers for that Oils post Facto. Very fitting indeed! Great stuff.

What an irony that Swellnet’s #1 troll is always the first person to go crying to Stunet to have people banned for trolling. Classic....

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zenagain commented Tuesday, 10 Nov 2020 at 12:32am

No I don't Rabs.

10-1 was their best album imo.

And their concert at the Sydney Entertainment Centre (recently constructed) coinciding with the release of that album was the first concert I went to without adult supervision. I'm guessing '83.

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Snuffy Smith commented Tuesday, 10 Nov 2020 at 7:55am

Dude is wearing a hoodie when no one wore hoodies haha.Some bloody great lyrics in this one .

Everyone is too stoned to start emission
People too scared to go to prison
We're unable to make decisions
Political party line don't cross that floor

L. Ron Hubbard can't save your life
Superboy takes a plutonium wife
In the shadows of Ban the Bomb we live

Balls of fire

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Rabbits68 commented Tuesday, 10 Nov 2020 at 9:25am

“No I don't Rabs”

Haha! Nice work Zen. It’s kinda sweet (albeit a bit sickly at times) that your always first in to defend the dreaming troll. He’s lucky to have you around, as are we all. Cheers :-)

https://youtu.be/MhKLglPW7e4

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zenagain commented Tuesday, 10 Nov 2020 at 9:36am

Indo's alright Rabs.

https://youtu.be/zOLZRepIw-4

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indo-dreaming commented Tuesday, 10 Nov 2020 at 10:10am

@Rabbit ha ha troll? Nice one bomer you obviously dont know what a troll is, having an opposing opinion is not trolling

The majority of my post are on topic the majority of fakeos post are complete and utter trolls.

Had this profile name since day one and have nothing to hide.

Fakeo has had about half a dozen profiles often posting during same period even on reply to each other, and super cagey.

BTW. Zen is probably the most respected guy here, pretty neutral but not a fence sitter, still tells it how it is, just some how remains postive even with all the BS here.

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Rabbits68 commented Tuesday, 10 Nov 2020 at 10:15am

Indo, you fairly consistently & deliberately go on fishing expeditions. You even admit it from time to time. It’s subtle trolling, the worst kind, particularly when it’s denied. Here’s the kicker though, you cry like a baby when other people troll but it’s just a bit of fun when you do it. Grow up mate & own it.

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indo-dreaming commented Tuesday, 10 Nov 2020 at 10:16am

BTW. Never asked Stu to ban people, just to delete post that are aimed at me that break numerous guidelines of the forums.

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indo-dreaming commented Tuesday, 10 Nov 2020 at 10:22am

There is a huge difference between a little niggling and banter and just out right abuse/ insults especially when its endlessly done.

Its more annoying than anything and just brings the whole quality of the forums down, who wants another forum that is like beach grit or that other crappy website(forgot the name)

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Rabbits68 commented Tuesday, 10 Nov 2020 at 10:29am

“There is a huge difference between a little niggling and banter and just put right abuse/ insults especially when its endlessly done.”

Have you ever given any thought as to why you cop the abuse? I’m not justifying it but maybe, just maybe, it’s because of your subtle trolling act.

BTW Indo, quantity doesn’t necessarily equal quality when it comes to sharing your opinions.

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zenagain commented Tuesday, 10 Nov 2020 at 10:31am

Ha ha! Cheers Indo. I wouldn't say respected though. Probably words like- 'admired' or 'cherished'.

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Rabbits68 commented Tuesday, 10 Nov 2020 at 10:42am

Ahhh that feels better! Time to get this thread back on track & shake off that negativity (well, mine anyway)....

Warning: look away now if you’ve got dodgy knees...

https://youtu.be/FuiMQPc5aKA

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indo-dreaming commented Tuesday, 10 Nov 2020 at 10:45am

The reality is these forums are dominated by left leaning views, i have no idea why as its not a reflection of anywhere else I've come across, even the views under Swellnet articles and Swellnet FB post are much more diverse. (Sometimes to much for even me)

Anyway if you don't tow the popular line here you will get hammered, that's just how it is, its not just me that cops it, others do, and often worse than i do.

Its all good as long as people play the ball and not the man, but a few posters here rarely play the ball and only play the man.

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Hiccups commented Tuesday, 10 Nov 2020 at 10:56am

Indo, your views are so fraught with misinformation and flawed logic, it's a little tricky to actually play the ball. People try to explain things to you in a reasonable manner with facts and evidence, pesky things I know, yet you just put your head in the sand. I don't know if it's willful ignorance or what.

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Hiccups commented Tuesday, 10 Nov 2020 at 10:55am

Nice crack about me living within 25 k's of the wave pool though. Not entirely sure what that was supposed to prove. I didn't cut my teeth in the city either.

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blackers commented Tuesday, 10 Nov 2020 at 11:21am

Rightio boys, the topic is Tunes I believe. Great work by TBB digging up the Spotnicks, up there with the best spacesuits in a filmclip ever.
Local musos who are channeling the same theme:

and some more tunes by Blake Scott, with the Peep Tempel and without.

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Hiccups commented Tuesday, 10 Nov 2020 at 11:27am

Blake Scott is a goddamn genius. Another local band, now going by Go-Go Sapien. No spacesuits per se, but some pretty wacked out costumes and spacey music.

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blackers commented Tuesday, 10 Nov 2020 at 11:45am

He is a wonder Hiccups. Sparse springs to mind and his solo stuff is quite a development from the Peeps.
And returning to some themes that were running a while back - covers and banjos, I apologise in advance.....