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.
Something more recent from Paul Dempsey for ya Indo....better than the original IMO.
Also a Dave Graney fan.
Two of my all time favourite Australian albums are 'The Devil Drives' and 'The soft and sexy sound'.
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.
First Australian song I really really liked. Released in 1968 maybe?
Dan Rumour and the Drift.
The whole album is good.
Dan Rumour again, this time when he was in the Cruel Sea.
Never seen this vid before.
The Cruel Sea - This is NOT the way home.
Iconic Australian song.
Flash and the Pan - Walking in the rain.
Some good tunes there Philo...
Friday arvo .
Time to shut it down and spark it up.
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.
Blowin, Look for the Embed button when you hit share on the Youtube Vid.
Copy the link and paste it here.
Nice work. Cheers for that. I’ve been using the Youtube app and it never gave an embed option. Sorted now.
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'
And now for something completely different......
What’re your legs ?
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 !
cheers for the tip there Westofthelake..
I learn't something today ,, Aren't I clever ?
haha tubey, it's always a good day to learn something new, and it's never too late to change your name :)
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
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.
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.
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.
Makes me want to go ride my single fin.
Sunday morning coming down?
Genuine first impression :
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.
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.
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.
Delayed Flight ....Cool
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.
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
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 )
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
Apropos of nothing but for this being the tunes thread, here's a beautiful song by Will Johnson.
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.
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.
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
I've been to Pompeli, the acoustics in the many the amphitheatres located there are perfect.
Prine, Viagra & Amyl.
That's a reasonably demented and entertaining take on a great tune.
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.
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.
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"
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....
Sunday arvo Sik Joy
One of my all time favourite bands
From the Pistols to...
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.
Josh and PJ on some dutch TV show
Just testing something I read above
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!
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
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.
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.