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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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AndyM Sunday, 29 Nov 2020 at 8:53pm

Let's have the stories.
I'll spin a yarn tomorrow, suffice to say that the first two times I went on commercial shell diving trips out of Mackay I spent the night in the lockup.

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megzee Sunday, 29 Nov 2020 at 9:42pm

Saw the Sunnyboys with my old mate Eggy at the Miami pub in 1981....Debut Goldy performance I think...
On the door was an advertising poster with the classic Sunnyboy logo, and Egg's gone...."that's mine".
Come end of the gig, we beelined for the door only to be greeted with some guy standing on the footpath with the said poster neatly rolled up and tucked under his arm, chin wagging to his mates...
Quick plan devised.....Egg stood by to keep tabs on the prize and I retrieved the trusty HR parked nearby.
Slowly and quietly approaching the target, I reached across and swung open the back door in time for egg to snatch the prize from behind and dive in the back seat in a typical Starsky and Hutch getaway.....pissed ourselves laughing all the way back to Cooly..
Original poster is still framed on Eggs living room wall....

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megzee Sunday, 29 Nov 2020 at 10:38pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE1ct5yEuVY
"old fart Sunday greatest hits"

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factotum Monday, 30 Nov 2020 at 12:19pm

Gotta dig The Jam.

Gotta dig Foxton. Saw him with Stiff Little Fingers in Dublin in the 2000s. Same hair. Same moves. Legend.

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Sando1 Monday, 30 Nov 2020 at 12:01pm

https://youtu.be/9wJzzspiwK0

Yeah I’m a jam fan too. My sons’ in a band that’s enjoyed a bit of notoriety in the past few years. We went to see them in the US and it was a blast. This is their latest tune, with grandma driving the car. I’m a proud dad.

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megzee Monday, 30 Nov 2020 at 12:07pm

Classic Sando....well done to the boys..

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Blowin Monday, 30 Nov 2020 at 1:44pm

Sando - classic . I really like the Chats.

I was going to post that AC/DC vid a couple of days ago. My missus is sick of me singing “ I’m on smoko so leave me alone “.

I dig their whole deal. The music , the vibe . Unreal.

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Sheepdog Monday, 30 Nov 2020 at 3:34pm
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Sando1 Monday, 30 Nov 2020 at 4:31pm

Thanks Blowin

Your poor “missus.” If you get a chance, go see them live, I’m obviously bias but it’s worth it. Cheers

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Blowin Monday, 30 Nov 2020 at 4:36pm

Will do Sando.

She digs the song just not my version of it.

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truebluebasher Wednesday, 2 Dec 2020 at 9:23am

megzee...
Oxley brothers played in the The Strand @ Miami most Weeks during 1979.
Had those Shoestring Ties / sandshoes Punk Look ...here's how that Sounded.
By the way! You might recognize this track becomes an upfront Sunnyboys track.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKYz4g28FVk
As you said megzee ... most likely Miami was Sunnyboys first Goldie / Oz Gig.

Miami Bands 1979-82 ( The Strand were the lively alt rock House Band )
Ratpack / Worms / The Strand / *Dealer / Sheba / Deadline / Sigh of Relief / 7 Ballerinas

Brisband *Mr Meaner were *Pub /Punk (Voted best by peer Qld bands 1980)
Like Angels & Radz & Mr Meaner put out way more tricks than others live bands.
Mr Meaner were masters at improvising simple gear to kick it up next level.
Listen to their tricks & how well they shift gears. ( Goldie salute Mr Meaner! ) Rare!
Locals refer to this as the Mr Meaner AA single ( You can't Fault either track. ) Enjoy!
1980 (A) I dig the TV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wcCDQeS0s4
1980 (A) Ripped Off, Again!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VtiLo6yIfg

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megzee Monday, 30 Nov 2020 at 7:30pm

Cheers TBB,....spot on info as usual...
Thought it was 81 but 80 sounds about right...
Anyway, I jumped on a Greyhound bus and headed to the NW a few weeks after the gig....for a couple of decades.....
Bit of a step back in the music scene back then as they played both kinds of Music north of Geraldton back then........Both Country and Western......

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icandig Monday, 30 Nov 2020 at 8:21pm

The Chats - good stuff Sando. They've already racked up a few classics.

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megzee Monday, 30 Nov 2020 at 10:06pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owBNMGj0MJg
Gotta love a quiet reflective Monday night.....

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blackers Tuesday, 1 Dec 2020 at 6:11pm

Love the Sunnyboys.

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factotum Wednesday, 2 Dec 2020 at 7:45pm

Yes, it's that time of year again. Huzzah!

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stunet Wednesday, 2 Dec 2020 at 9:00pm

Leather not lederhosen.

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factotum Friday, 4 Dec 2020 at 10:47am

Hahahahahaha. Gordon Bennett! The above is why the Oz switch went from the UK (Crass and similar excepted) to the States, methinks.

Also from 1983:

http://restassuredzine.com/looking-back/1807-looking-back-on-dead-kenned...

Interesting Jello travelogue take on Oz in general.

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factotum Friday, 4 Dec 2020 at 10:49am

Redux! Reflux?

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blackers Friday, 4 Dec 2020 at 3:14pm

Yep, something NQR about ANL and that Oi! scene. But not everything out the UK is as bombastic.

Or something more chilled for a Friday arvo in the sun.

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Timmy5656 Friday, 4 Dec 2020 at 11:24pm

What happened to Pricey ,was it a mutual parting of ways asking for a friend, cheers.

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Sando1 Saturday, 5 Dec 2020 at 8:55pm

No idea mate. And I’m serious

Tell your “friend” it’s none of my business and probably not theirs either.

I posted their new song and a “story” (sure; not a very interesting one) as a bit of a positive connection between the surfing community and the band.

If you want gossip on the inner workings on the band, ask them yourself and make up your own mind. Cheers and I mean that in the nicest way.

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Rabbits68 Sunday, 6 Dec 2020 at 12:45am

Imagine being able to casually pick up the axe & play like this & make such a wonderful sound with a bunch of your mates......

https://youtu.be/AaAE33rMTSk

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Michael Bourne Sunday, 6 Dec 2020 at 1:10am

Yeh, that one's deluxe rabs. Epic. So many things the guns can do with axes. This guy... maybe it needs to be the right time... volume cranked up... maybe before jumping off the cliff in front of blax who's playing at the phantom, with the volume cranked up a few notches for a bit of fun with the boys...

And the mates didn't mind West doing his axe thing with them either...

Time to dream...

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factotum Sunday, 6 Dec 2020 at 4:31am

Mountain are the fucken shit. 'Nuff said.

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Island Bay Sunday, 6 Dec 2020 at 5:45am

An old fave: The Stranglers plays Dionne Warwick - and somehow it's perfect. Damn, they were good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqfqVDHNW6c

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megzee Sunday, 6 Dec 2020 at 10:43am

Wondered when that gem would show up IB.......brings back some NW 80's winter memories.....cheers...

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megzee Sunday, 6 Dec 2020 at 2:49pm

Might as well throw this one in the mix.....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQIPJqvFrIc
Originally heard this on the first Triple J Hottest 100 CD......

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icandig Sunday, 6 Dec 2020 at 3:12pm

Great stuff Megzee. Probably my favourite guitar solo from the 90's.

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megzee Sunday, 6 Dec 2020 at 3:31pm

No truer words spoken Icandig........I nail it on air guitar.......

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indo-dreaming Sunday, 6 Dec 2020 at 3:37pm

Yeah all three guitar solos are sick but the last one is the one is amazing..I just love everything about Dino Jr, i love interviews with J too, he is sooo mellow, but also real smart.

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GuySmiley Sunday, 6 Dec 2020 at 5:05pm

Did info-o-matic mention guitar solos .....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9Z5KIMqoLA

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AndyM Sunday, 6 Dec 2020 at 5:31pm

Here's one for a Sunday afternoon.

Put it through your big speakers.

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Timmy5656 Sunday, 6 Dec 2020 at 11:09pm

No worries mate, didn’t expect an answer, you should be very proud of your son ,my tongue was a little bit in my 56 year old cheek, wish my boys had a little more get up and go than the grog and computer games and occasionally surfing if I kick them out the door.

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udo Sunday, 6 Dec 2020 at 11:25pm

Mettallica Enter Sandman - Buddist Monk cover
crank up the volume

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0gwg0A5uOw&feature=emb_logo

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megzee Monday, 7 Dec 2020 at 8:54pm

Crikey Udo.......does he does a version of this...
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=steve+and+danno+punk+song&docid=608...

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megzee Monday, 7 Dec 2020 at 9:53pm

a pearl of wisdom film clip......and a great piece of music...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0OBp_0YC-w

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Rabbits68 Monday, 7 Dec 2020 at 11:36pm

That was pretty cool Megzee. Cheers.

“Your not like this in real life, so don’t be like this online”

Amen to that......

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megzee Monday, 7 Dec 2020 at 11:45pm

Cheers Rab's....I found it a few years ago when I was trying to ween my daughter off of FB....
the message is true to the word and the soundtrack is profound....
as for Radio Birdman........they are just legendary.....

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icandig Tuesday, 8 Dec 2020 at 5:05pm

2 good vids Megzee. New Years resolution (amongst others) is to ditch FB. Radio Birdman - 10th on the Chats list of best bands lol / rofl / yolo. Gunna go and lick a bus window now.

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megzee Tuesday, 8 Dec 2020 at 6:36pm

Hahah.....Classic Icandig......
I'm 62 and throw on a bit of Birdman every so often and my wife thinks I'm having a mid life crisis.....
As for FB....never had it.......can't quite work out what it's about.....

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indo-dreaming Tuesday, 8 Dec 2020 at 7:14pm

Last year i went to buy a boat and as he was showing me i noticed a Radio Birdman symbol tattoo, so i said Radio Birdman fan yeah.

For a split second he looked shocked, he said everyone always thinks its white supremest symbol or something. (he was a pretty tough/rough looking guy)

Anyway we talked music after that and i ended up buying the boat.

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stunet Tuesday, 8 Dec 2020 at 7:47pm

Rob Younger lives two streets over.

Quite the sight walking down the IGA wearing stovepipes and winklepickers in mid-summer.

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megzee Tuesday, 8 Dec 2020 at 8:00pm

Great to hear fella's.....Birdman and Birdman fans are alive and well..........

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ringmaster Tuesday, 8 Dec 2020 at 8:20pm

'Man with golden helmet

Drinks water from the faucet'

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megzee Tuesday, 8 Dec 2020 at 9:38pm

Too true RM
Then there is smooth over smooth......Mr. Graney springs to mind.
Gotta love Aussie music...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kywxPwGCXZ0

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ringmaster Tuesday, 8 Dec 2020 at 9:47pm

Right on Megzee!

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brett68 Wednesday, 9 Dec 2020 at 2:07pm

Only really a visitor to Swellnet for pics and vids but saw this and spent a week going through the 8 years - time well spent!
Picked up a few new ones for my playlist - has brought back plenty of old memories and then stuff I've never heard of - you guys mustn't have ever had time to surf to build up the amount of music knowledge on display - outstanding!

Partial to good musicianship myself, particularly drums (50% of my favourite songs are probably instrumentals) so was surprised that my all time fave band, Rush, has not been mentioned once. Try this if you want to hear 3 maestros at work

YYZ by Rush

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdpMpfp-J_I

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megzee Thursday, 10 Dec 2020 at 3:03pm

https://vimeo.com/196987815
It's about that time of year...

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indo-dreaming Thursday, 10 Dec 2020 at 5:46pm

This came up in a mix today, kind of lost me after this album, but an amazing song writer.

Love these lyrics, more relevant than ever in 2020

"And youuuuuuu do not have a monopoly on the truuuuuth, believe everything you read, and in twenty years we will put you behind glass for all the people to come and see, they will be rolling in the aisles"