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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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icandig commented Thursday, 10 Dec 2020 at 8:35pm

Something more recent from Paul Dempsey for ya Indo....better than the original IMO.

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philosurphizing... commented Friday, 11 Dec 2020 at 1:33pm

Also a Dave Graney fan.
Two of my all time favourite Australian albums are 'The Devil Drives' and 'The soft and sexy sound'.
Salty Girls

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philosurphizing... commented Friday, 11 Dec 2020 at 1:40pm

Other Australian favourites.
Gondwanaland, saw them live at the Nimbin bush theatre a few decades ago, at the time Charlie was playing a two piece plastic pipe didgeridoo.

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philosurphizing... commented Friday, 11 Dec 2020 at 1:45pm

First Australian song I really really liked. Released in 1968 maybe?

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philosurphizing... commented Friday, 11 Dec 2020 at 1:58pm

Dan Rumour and the Drift.
The whole album is good.

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philosurphizing... commented Friday, 11 Dec 2020 at 2:02pm

Dan Rumour again, this time when he was in the Cruel Sea.
Never seen this vid before.

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philosurphizing... commented Friday, 11 Dec 2020 at 2:05pm

The Cruel Sea - This is NOT the way home.

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philosurphizing... commented Friday, 11 Dec 2020 at 2:14pm

Iconic Australian song.
Flash and the Pan - Walking in the rain.

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megzee commented Friday, 11 Dec 2020 at 2:14pm

Some good tunes there Philo...

It's easy to be brave from a distance.

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Blowin commented Friday, 11 Dec 2020 at 2:22pm

Friday arvo .

Time to shut it down and spark it up.

https://youtu.be/GVNmIEQN0nY

BTW If anyone wants to have another go at edukatin’ me on how to embed the YouTube links straight up here I’d be grateful.

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Westofthelake commented Friday, 11 Dec 2020 at 2:31pm

Blowin, Look for the Embed button when you hit share on the Youtube Vid.

Copy the link and paste it here.

embed

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Blowin commented Friday, 11 Dec 2020 at 2:59pm

Nice work. Cheers for that. I’ve been using the Youtube app and it never gave an embed option. Sorted now.

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GreenJam commented Friday, 11 Dec 2020 at 3:36pm

something for kate - yeah, nah. I mean, I respect them as decent musos, but that sound just doesnt do it for me, at all. Kind of depressing monotony. I saw them live in a dingy little pub in Launceston in '97. Some local metal band first, which the bulk of the small crowd of mostly local metal head, kind of bogan types, were there to see and got really worked up for, then Fur, and they were very good, and the locals did get right into that too. But then the headliners came on and the reception was not good, a fair bit of booing and hissing, crowd eventually basically dispersed.
Had a few beers with Fur at the end, they were really cool chicks. And on the dinginess of that pub - I remember the first time I walked in my feet sticking to the floor (that looked like lino) as I walked around, and asking the local guy I was with what the deal was with that, his response was 'mate, that was once carpet'

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Blowin commented Friday, 11 Dec 2020 at 3:53pm

And now for something completely different......

What’re your legs ?

Steel springs.

What’re they gonna do ?

Hurl me down the track.

How fast can you run ?

As fast as a leopard.

How fast ARE you gonna run ?

As fast as a leopard !

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tubeshooter commented Friday, 11 Dec 2020 at 4:52pm

cheers for the tip there Westofthelake..
I learn't something today ,, Aren't I clever ?

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Westofthelake commented Friday, 11 Dec 2020 at 6:00pm

haha tubey, it's always a good day to learn something new, and it's never too late to change your name :)

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indo-dreaming commented Friday, 11 Dec 2020 at 6:15pm

@GreenJam

Yeah i can get that people dont like Something for Kate, i got into them right from the start first EP, but for me after the third album, it alll starts to sound the same and becomes too straight forward.

Fur were another great band, im pretty sure they were from the Goldie too, maybe even another Burleigh band?

From their first album/EP, that had a great name "find what you like and let it kill you
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tubeshooter commented Friday, 11 Dec 2020 at 10:14pm

haha cheers , Westofthelake . I'll stick to the one profile thx.. ,, Or are you trying to tell me something ;}
I scored a head dip yesterday.

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icandig commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 6:16am

Kind of agree about Something for Kate / Paul Dempsey. Gets a little monotonous and depressing at times. There's some gold amongst them though. The Whitlams come to mind as a sort of comparison not sure why - same era / Aussie?. They also write 'sad' songs, but in a different style. More 'wistful'? But also - this....
One for my Swellnet 'friends' - if I may.

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thermalben commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 6:44am

I'm a little biased with SFK as I got to know them personally in the early days. However, the album that initially made me sit up and take notice was actually a side project of Paul Dempsey's under the moniker Scared of Horses, where Paul recorded everything himself, and brought in other people to do vocals. 

Here's Heinz Riegler of Not From There.. love the Fugazi-like urgency in the guitars.

And this track featuring Glenn Richards from Augie March is amazing. 

As for SFK, I reckon their best album is Leave Your Soul to Science. Some incredible songs, and really interesting production too.

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Snuffy Smith commented Saturday, 12 Dec 2020 at 9:18am

Makes me want to go ride my single fin.

Balls of fire

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Snuffy Smith commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 9:03am

Sunday morning coming down?

Balls of fire

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Blowin commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 9:22am

Genuine first impression :
Unlistenable
Unwatchable
Pretentious
Derivative garbage ( Prodigy )

Whatever floats your boat....

Santana was as good as ever though. Keep them coming. You won’t please everyone with everything and it’s always appreciated when someone helps to try and broaden your musical horizons.

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indo-dreaming commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 10:14am

Yeah not my cup of tea either blowin, but each to their own.

Another classic that never gets old

Im an average guitarist but its always been a song i wish i could play the long intro too, even if play badly, tried a few videos, but i found this one easily the best, arrangement sounds good but its still doable, taken me a few weeks when ive had time just learning section by section part by part, but muscle memory is all there now, can play it without really thinking and it flows nicely or as good as i will ever get it (obviously nothing like Jimi) I'm up to the last outro on the intro (20+ mins in), having trouble jumping into that unique chord shape nicely and doesnt have same effect on steel string acoustic but sure i will get it down.

Very rewarding, anyone who plays guitar recommend having a go with this video, explains it all so well much better than just using TAB, I've actually found a lot of Jimi songs (not Solos) easier to play than expected, when shown via these videos Hey Joe is another fun one that really quite easy in its basic form (obviously not talking Solos or how Jimi plays it, the guy was a freak) .

PS. Just watched him play it at the start of this video first time for a few weeks, how good does he play it and then that solo, god imagine how good it must be to able to play like that.

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overthefalls commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 11:03am

What a coincidence, Indo! I’ve recently been learning the Hey Joe solo from a Tim Pierce video lesson. There are some tasty licks and phrasing, but it’s a challenge getting the timing right, especially when playing over a backing track. I started learning the Little Wing intro last summer but eventually gave up because it’s so damned hard to nail it. Tim Pierce, Justin Sandercoe and Marty Schwartz are the best guitar teachers on the internet. Justin is probably the pick of them because he covers the theory too and goes into a lot of detail about the timing. After surfing, learning to play guitar is one of the most humbling experiences.
BTW, I’m a big fan of Santana too, especially the album Caravanserai.
https://youtu.be/QS67o4npBuE
My musical tastes have been stuck in the guitar-oriented hard rock of the late 60s and early 70s for a long time, but since I’ve had Spotify, I’ve started listening to some great newer stuff. Check these guys out:
https://youtu.be/_rIBXu6jnD0

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udo commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 5:29pm
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Blowin commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 6:37pm

Someone linked to these guys the other day and it brought back the memories so they’ve been selected for the live music ‘n ‘ longneck lounge room concert for a chilled Sunday post -surf arvo.

Another fine one under the belt. Cheers Huey ya fckn legend.

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GuySmiley commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 7:05pm

A big shout out to the ABC’s The Sound Sunday arvos during Covid lockdown.

Many of Australia’s highly talented musicians highlighted.

Well done to the ABC

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indo-dreaming commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 7:51pm

@overthefalls

That song wasnt too bad, listened to a few more of their songs kind of have that old school Santana type vibe with a modern twist, and a Japanese band.

I just finger pick little wing, i find it easier and then use a pick once I've nailed it, if you havent tried with that video you should give it another go, i tried some over vids with slightly different arrangements but found this one much easier, I did almost give up at one stage though, then i just found i started getting the flow of it and it just started all coming together. (probably sounds crap to anyone else, but sounds decent to me, and feels good :)

You might like this, its in a similar vein, but a touch of stoner rock, one of my favourite albums, just a real mellow cruisey album minimum vocals.(i think its the third time ive posted it here :D )

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indo-dreaming commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 7:40pm

Only watched one episode of that Sounds on Sunday, personally found it a bit bland bit mainstream, i think i was expecting something more like Recovery, that show was good just that whole live vibe.

Always loved Jane Gazzo though first came across when she use to have a show on RRR very early 90s before recovery, she got me into so much good music.

She even had a band in the 90s Rubher

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Hiccups commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 11:49pm

Apropos of nothing but for this being the tunes thread, here's a beautiful song by Will Johnson.

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Hiccups commented Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 at 11:57pm

Adding to that beautiful song, here's one by the just as prolific one time collaborator of WJ, Jason Molina. A devastatingly soulful and intimate live performance. R.I.P.

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overthefalls commented Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 8:09am

Thanks, Indo. Brant Bjork is right up my alley. I love instrumental stoner rock, like Kyuss without vocals. Great driving music. Raining heavily up here with huge swell and strong onshores for the next few days, so I might give Little Wing another crack.

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GreenJam commented Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 3:35pm

yeah, maybe I was a bit harsh and didnt give SFK enough credit. I guess I just never went digging for those gems.

thanks Indo for the Jane Gazzo band link. I never knew that. Cool name. I enjoyed those 2 tunes, pretty cool sort of local fuzz pop sound of the early 90s. Reminded me of the Melniks, sort of similar on the Bris scene. The first one T Shirt got me thinking on the importance of good band shirts back in the day. They were treasured but often ultimately trashed, I'm sure many on here can relate. My old man used to travel to London for work back in the late 80s early 90s, so me and my brother used to hassle him to go to music shops on Carnaby St to get us some good t-shirts - and he did, and got us some good ones that we never saw here in oz - pixies, REM, sonic youth, Primitives, Husker Du, I cant remember them all. I was always stoked no-one else ever had the same. I've still got a few hanging in there, just, will never throw them out though

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GuySmiley commented Monday, 14 Dec 2020 at 5:20pm

I've been to Pompeli, the acoustics in the many the amphitheatres located there are perfect.

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factotum commented Wednesday, 16 Dec 2020 at 11:53am

Prine, Viagra & Amyl.

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Hiccups commented Wednesday, 16 Dec 2020 at 12:13pm

That's a reasonably demented and entertaining take on a great tune.

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truebluebasher commented Thursday, 17 Dec 2020 at 5:46pm

1987 Orange County
Record Store owner as all US were huge fans of WA Psych band (The Stems)
Locals say > "The Things are obscure talented Psych musos & solid live band."
They played this LP .... [SOLD] + all yer 1984/5 nuggets thanx...drool...slobber.
https://www.discogs.com/label/276837-Nuggets

tbb dedicates 2020 OZ replay to OC '80's Psych crew for backing their local gurus.

1984 LP ~ "Coloured Heaven" was the band's rare 1st Demo LP.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvLtzCIVfmo

Record store trax listing...
3 / 7 / 10 (Stems' fans )
4 "She came out of the Sky" (Classic Psych)
6 " Coloured Heaven (Is a dream)
8 "Why am I waiting" (re: NZ sound Split Enz)
9 - Yardbirds (Cover) is rock solid.
11 "It seems to be raining" (Acid freaks will luv it!)

Bonus Live in California Track.
Showman drummer was regarded as the Keith Moon of LA.
"Outside my window"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5COkyH3VVNg&feature=emb_logo

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Snuffy Smith commented Saturday, 19 Dec 2020 at 11:09am

Talented

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blackers commented Saturday, 19 Dec 2020 at 5:06pm

Thanks again TBB, your Stems links sent me back digging out some of WA’s finest.

And a last one in honour of your sterling work on the US election forum....

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Blowin commented Sunday, 20 Dec 2020 at 2:00pm

Sunday arvo Sik Joy

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GuySmiley commented Monday, 21 Dec 2020 at 6:40pm

One of my all time favourite bands
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Br--eg0rFMY

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udo commented Tuesday, 22 Dec 2020 at 3:58pm
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indo-dreaming commented Tuesday, 22 Dec 2020 at 7:19pm

Ive been going back and listening to a lot of 90s Aussie bands of late, lot of stuff i over looked first time round

Saw these guys live supporting bands a few times, even got one of their CD's but never really got into them.

But i think a lot of their stuff has aged quite nicely, a few of their songs like this one definitely deserve a spot in a Spotify or Youtube music mix.

This song is a ripper perfect power pop song.

And live version, cause that's what music is really about.

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MidWestMonger commented Tuesday, 22 Dec 2020 at 7:32pm

Josh and PJ on some dutch TV show

Just testing something I read above

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thermalben commented Tuesday, 22 Dec 2020 at 7:33pm

Good find ID. Pollyanna's first two EPs were amazing... I drove from Adelaide to Melbourne to see them on a few occasions. Mate of mine Andy ended up playing drums for them just before they dissolved, then he joined The Living End!

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shoredump commented Tuesday, 22 Dec 2020 at 8:10pm

Love Pollyanna. Think I’ve listened to Longplayer about a thousand times as well as the one with pale grey eyes, Junior rock. Grew up on that shit

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indo-dreaming commented Tuesday, 22 Dec 2020 at 8:48pm

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Nice one, great rendition.

I loved Kyuss before Queens of the stone age formed and then got heavily into QOTSA with the spilt EP then the self tilted album and next two albums, even saw them at a pub in Mekb (prince of wales) with only a few hundred people on their first tour of Oz, but they kind of lost me with the last few albums.

Also likes some of the earl Desert sessions albums

Josh is an amazing song writer and guitarist though.

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indo-dreaming commented Tuesday, 22 Dec 2020 at 8:56pm

Thats the one i had Shoredump, Longplayer, never really got into it though i think i might have sold it to cash converters at Palm beach :(

I always felt it was missing something like a second lead guitar and the tone of the album was just a bit same same, but re-listening now, i really enjoy half a dozen of their songs in a mix including quite a few from that album.

Speaking of The Living End, i always thought these guys should have maybe got a bit more attention when the Living End were popular, they did a very similar thing quite well, but maybe Just lacked real hits to get played on Triple J, this song was pretty good though.