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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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mattlock Friday, 5 Feb 2021 at 3:16pm

Agreed. That Funk Junkies song is truly awful.

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blackers Saturday, 6 Feb 2021 at 9:03pm

All right tune junkies, here’s a game to play.
Bands who reference themselves in a tune. I’ll start.

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lostdoggy Saturday, 6 Feb 2021 at 9:33pm

First one that pops into my mind is ‘Hey, hey we’re the monkees’.

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indo-dreaming Saturday, 6 Feb 2021 at 9:57pm

The meanies had quite a few songs, all B-sides i think.

Fridge also had a song called Fridge, but no You tube video

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blackers Saturday, 6 Feb 2021 at 10:05pm

Nice work gents. Here’s another.

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zenagain Saturday, 6 Feb 2021 at 10:12pm

I was thinking the Monkees too LD.

Only other one i' can think of is Icehouse 'Icehouse' and the only reason for that is it's probably the second or third album I ever bought.

https://youtu.be/LhQRxr_cfYw

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adam12 Saturday, 6 Feb 2021 at 10:39pm

Devo..."We are Devo", Prince..."My Name is Prince"
I'll think of a few more.

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blackers Saturday, 6 Feb 2021 at 10:41pm
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indo-dreaming Saturday, 6 Feb 2021 at 10:41pm

First song on Bad religions, first EP Bad religion and offcouse Minor threats, Minor threat.

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blackers Saturday, 6 Feb 2021 at 10:42pm

Sweet ID, love the early Bad Religion stuff.

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adam12 Saturday, 6 Feb 2021 at 10:46pm

Wang Chun..."everybody Wang Chun tonight"
NWA..."crazy motherfucker Ice Cube from a gang called Niggas with Attitude"

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indo-dreaming Saturday, 6 Feb 2021 at 10:48pm

I guess this counts?

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blackers Saturday, 6 Feb 2021 at 10:57pm

Not sure it does Indo, but if we can be loose...

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blackers Saturday, 6 Feb 2021 at 10:56pm

Oh and well done Adam12, Wang Chun, who would have thunk it.

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Hiccups Saturday, 6 Feb 2021 at 10:58pm
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Hiccups Saturday, 6 Feb 2021 at 11:02pm
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Hiccups Saturday, 6 Feb 2021 at 11:21pm

Turn the cheese up to 11 for this one!

"But we'll never stop, we'll never quit, 'cause we're Metallica"

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Hiccups Saturday, 6 Feb 2021 at 11:27pm

Was about to stop, but then I remembered this. The ultimate example of lyrical self reference. Click "show more" to to sing along.

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Patrick Sunday, 7 Feb 2021 at 3:16am

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indo-dreaming Sunday, 7 Feb 2021 at 8:43am

hip hop/rap is absolutely filled with self reference talking about im the king etc

Choosing this one over "they call us Run DMC" as just a better song with a video clip.

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stunet Sunday, 7 Feb 2021 at 9:31am

Anti-Nowhere League

'We Are The League'

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stunet Sunday, 7 Feb 2021 at 9:41am

The Minutemen

'History Lesson Part 2'

"Me and MIke Watt played for years,
punk rock changed our lives."

 

 

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stunet Sunday, 7 Feb 2021 at 9:44am

Public Image Limited

'Public Image'

 

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stunet Sunday, 7 Feb 2021 at 10:31am

@Blackers

What about bands that reference themselves in an album title? For instance...

Out of the Shadows
Dance with the Shadows
The Sound of the Shadows
Shadow Music
Compact Shadows
Moonlight Shadows
Simply...Shadows
Steppin' to the Shadows

No points for guessing which band made those albums.

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philosurphizing... Sunday, 7 Feb 2021 at 10:35am

Always like hearing the stories about how great albums are made.

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Supafreak Sunday, 7 Feb 2021 at 12:28pm

@philo don’t know your age but this is the making of tubular bells and who was involved , 1 hour long. https://youtu.be/UQLDGpcgNTM

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blackers Sunday, 7 Feb 2021 at 1:09pm

It would certainly make a longer list Stu, including the Scientists (too many beers in to proof read).
That Ramones song popped up on my player coming back from the surf yesterday and got me wondering how many have actually done something similar. As Indo said above plenty of self references in hip hop et al but seemingly less so in other genres. Your Minutemen reference was more what I was looking for.

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indo-dreaming Sunday, 7 Feb 2021 at 1:43pm

What about songs that reference other bands or other bands albums.

here's one

"Out on tour with Smashing Pumpkins
Nature kids
I, they don't have no function
I don't understand what they mean
And I could really give a fuck
Stone Temple Pilots, they're elegant bachelors
They're foxy to me, are they foxy to you?
I will agree they deserve absolutely nothin'
Nothin' more than me"

Don't think they made many friends with those lyrics either

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indo-dreaming Sunday, 7 Feb 2021 at 1:46pm

And another.

With heaps of other band references

Started back in '83
Started seeing things differently.
And hardcore wasn't doing it for me,
No More.
Started smoking pot.
Thought things sounded better slow.
Much slower and heavier.
Black magic melody to sink this poser's soul. VU, Stooges, undeniably cool.
Took a lesson from that drone rock school
Manipulate musicians, hack righteous drool.
Getting loose with the Pussy Galore.
Cracking jokes like Thurston Moore.
Pedal-hopping like a Dinosaur, J.
Rock n' Roll genius, ride the middle of the road.
Milk that sound, blow your load.
Soon it's further than you ever said it go.
Four stars in the Rolling Stone. Oh, sludge rock... hard-ass, harsh.
Just Gimme Indie Rock!
It's gotta be!
C'mon Indie Rock.
Just Gimme Indie Rock. Taking inspiration from Hüsker Dü
It's a new generation of electric white boy blues
C'mon Indie Rock.
It's gone big
C'mon Indie Rock.
Just Gimme Indie Rock. Breaking down the barriers,
like Sonic Youth.
They got what they wanted.
Maybe I can get what I want too.
C'mon Indie Rock.
It's gotta be!
C'mon Indie Rock.
Just Gimme Indie Rock. Time to knock,
The hard rock on it's side.
Time to knock,
The shit rock off it's throne.
Time to amaze,
With some indie sludge.
Grunge!

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icandig Sunday, 7 Feb 2021 at 2:38pm

More Gurus. References other bands, dance crazes and themselves in the one song.

(Let's All) Turn On
Hoodoo Gurus
Shake Some Action, Psychotic Reaction,
No Satisfaction, Sky Pilot, Sky Saxon.
That's what I like.
Blitzkrieg Bop to the Jailhouse Rock
Stop Stop Stop At The Hop do the Bluejean Bop.
That's what I like.
Better get off my cloud 'cause two's a crowd,
Better get off the phone - there's nobody home.
I'm gonna work it on out, I'm gonna Twist & Shout.
I'm gonna Ride A White Swan and Get it on,
Let's all turn on!
Born To Lose those Summertime Blues
In Blue Suede Shoes, Le Hoodoo Gurus.
That's what I like.
Waiting for My Man, baby, Can The Can,
I Wanna Hold Your Hand, remember Sam The Sham?
That's what I like!
When You Walk in The Room, Sunny Afternoon,
A-Wop-Bop A-Loo-Bop, A-Lop-Bam-Boom
That's what I like.
I like Sugar, Sugar, Talk, Talk, Money, Honey, Boardwalk
Who wears Short Shorts? (We wear Short Shorts!)
That's what I like!
Turn on.

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icandig Sunday, 7 Feb 2021 at 2:39pm

**edit / delete - double post.

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philosurphizing... Sunday, 7 Feb 2021 at 2:49pm

Supafreak
Cheers really enjoyed that.

Mates older brother had the record, we would listen to it quite a lot, along with lots of heavy metal.
Interesting how the album had various incarnations, from classic album to haunting movie soundtrack to Olympic games opening ceremony song.

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factotum Sunday, 7 Feb 2021 at 3:00pm

It's about coming of age
It's about learning how to do it
It's about learning how to experience things the way they ought to be experienced
It's about growing up
It's about licking the shit off the floor
It's about doing the things that you ought to do
It's about being a butthole surfer
It's about doing promotional work
It's about...
It's about PR
It's about all these things
It's about loving yourself
It's about loving your mom
It's about loving your dad
It's about doing these things
It's about going to the go-kart track
It's about loving everything
Your pup, your kitty
All the things
The catfood, the little bits of crayons
The melted pieces
The loving friends
All the things you wish you had...

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Supafreak Sunday, 7 Feb 2021 at 3:10pm

@philo , yeah it’s a really great doco , geez how was Branson lol , but he said if it hadn’t been for that instrument virgin might not be going into space , the guy certainly made a few bucks since he was 19 and oldfield was 17

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factotum Sunday, 7 Feb 2021 at 4:47pm

Al & Jello looking for the dumbest, most ridiculous, piss-take 'big stadium rawk' band name for their new project. The result:

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blackers Sunday, 7 Feb 2021 at 8:19pm

Gurus certainly have form icandig.

A somewhat more abstract addition.

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factotum Wednesday, 10 Feb 2021 at 11:47am

A mate sent me this photo from a gig we were at a coupla years ago now. How time flys!

Good times!

Damo Lovelock tribute gig featuring Jello singing entirety of Jacques, the Fish? and other good stuff, as well as many other performers and friends.

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indo-dreaming Sunday, 14 Feb 2021 at 10:20pm

Okay ive just about run out of gig stories, but have at least one left, i will probably regret telling this one, i only told one mate this story a few days later and swore him not to tell anyone else, but it happened in Feb 2001 so it's now one he or i bring up around a fire with mates and beers.

Anyway im a big Kyuss fan and got into Queens of the stone age from the first spilt Kyuss/Queens of the stone age EP, so when they announced their first Australian tour for their second album Rated R album i was pretty stoked.

I was living on the Goldie but back down Vic for a summer, my mates up the Goldie were already into them but down here the boys hadn't really got into them yet and it was always hard to get them off the rock(Phillip island) and down to the city for gigs, so it was a solo mission.

So i ventured off in my old XE Ford Falcon panel van (worst car i ever bought) i remember the drive in just super amped just hanging for that first beer and was going in pretty early.

Anyway im getting pretty close driving down what was then the SE arterial ( freeway going into the city) when i really needed to go to the toilet a number two, but you aren't even suppose to stop on the freeway and there wasn't really any decent spots to actually do my business, so i thought i better turn of the next exit and find a service station.

Anyway i was getting desperate and really just holding on if i didnt get to a toilet soon i was literally going to shit myself, i remember the feeling so well it was all that mattered, and i was thinking do i just pull up and do it by my car on the side of the road?

Anyway i managed to hold on and i turned off the next exit but couldn't find any servos or any public toilets or anything just houses, i turned down a side street that looked promising and spotted a school (it was obviously out of school hours)

I literally ran into the school grounds trying to find some privacy, i was in full on turtle mode and dropped my pants in this garden, and i dont know what happened but i basically crapped all over my jeans.

It was horrible I was relived but also in a spot of bother basically frozen thinking what the fuck do i do, i need to wipe my arse and clean this mess up, but my jeans were a mess crap literally everywhere.

So im standing there in shock pants down around my ankles shit everywhere, and to make it worse two fitness type guys run past on the path only two metres away from me the looks on their faces was one of horror, disgust, fear and disbelief.

Anyway i didnt have much choice but to just try to clean the crap off my arse and pants and there wasnt much in the way of suitable foliage.

So i had to sacrifice my jocks that were also soiled, and i did my best to clean myself and my jeans, but wiping crap off your jeans only works to a certain degree and it sure doesnt get rid of the smell.

Anyway lucky i had towels and stuff in the car so i kept my jeans on but put a towel on the seat, and i went looking for a shop to buy some new pants, but i didnt even know if the shops were still open (the alternative idea was to raid a vinies bin), anyway i found a shopping centre and it was pretty much closing as i walked through the doors of i think it was Myers, i had no time at all so i just grabbed any pants in a size that seemed right, and got some pants that were not my style and way to big.

Anyway by this time the carpark was pretty empty and i found a tap and i took my pants off again and gave myself a good clean with water and dried myself with a towel or rag and those soiled pants, they got wrapped up in plastic bags and stuffed out of the way.

So i was now clean and had some new pants with my belt holding them up, no jocks but hey that wasnt a biggy.

Anyway i got to the pub early (Prince of wales hotel) and just like Dan suggest i got on the beers and it was a great night, Magic Dirt played first and played the best set only their early heavier stuff (lots from friends in danger era) and QOTSA were also really good, and i feel really lucky to have seen them in a pub and not some stadium like the play these days.

Anyway they kind of lost me after their next few albums once Nick got kicked out, but those first three albums are classics and this song one of their best, not the early line-up but still a absolutely perfect performance....loking at the set list, they didst actually play this one though.

https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/queens-of-the-stone-age/2001/the-prince-o...

Insert Memo shit meme below

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bluediamond Sunday, 14 Feb 2021 at 10:42pm

o.m.g

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zenagain Sunday, 14 Feb 2021 at 10:48pm

I am uncharacteristically lost for words.

I'm guessing you didn't score that night Indo?

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indo-dreaming Sunday, 14 Feb 2021 at 11:20pm

ha ha no, wasn't even a thought.

Technically by that point i was as clean as you can get without soap, i basically washed my self in the carpark and i had a spare T-shirt (a band Tee) and the new pants, but i do remember still feeling dirty and paranoid i might smell so it tied keeping my distance from people where i could.

Actually the crazy night didn't end there, i tried to make it to the Tote another pub to catch a friends band, but they had already finished, so they were at the bar drinking, then it shut so they bought a slab and were walking back their place but I'm not sure what happened i must have been to drunk and had a rest as i never made it to their place and woke up in someones front garden bed with half their slab, so i went back to my car and slept in the back.

Then i woke up sun blazing in, ticket on my windscreen and cars everywhere, and id parked in one of those spots on busy roads where after a certain time you can't park and it becomes a lane of the road.

I guess i had other things on my mind when parking :D

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Blowin Monday, 15 Feb 2021 at 3:46am

Good story. Cheers

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factotum Monday, 15 Feb 2021 at 9:45pm

Cool story, bro.

⊙﹏⊙

Fucking hell.

Anyway, on a tenuous faeces-related note, I saw old mate Nick Oliveri at my local pub mid-week a few years ago playing an acoustic set of covers. One of which was some GG Allin.

Sheeeeeeit.

He wasn't nude, but.

Saw him with The Dwarves too. Mate's band was support so we got in on the lock-in after.

He's a good egg.

But...?

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indo-dreaming Monday, 15 Feb 2021 at 8:52pm

I do like what Nick brought to QOTSA i think he brought an important edge that made them a much better band when he was with them, and he is a great musician and I do like some of the other stuff he's been involved with like Mondo Generator and he dies seem cool in Interviews no bullshit kinda guy.

But "Good egg" is probably not the best description as Josh kicked him out of QOTSA because he beat up his girlfriend more than once i believe, so sadly he does have a very dark side to him as a person that is hard to overlook, hopefully he has changed in that area as was years ago, but no idea.