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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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Constance B Gibson Friday, 5 Nov 2021 at 6:47pm

Yeah, The Meanies were always a bit meh. Entertaining though when Link got pummeled by the crowd at the first Beastie Boys gig in Radelaide.

Punk!

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san Guine Friday, 5 Nov 2021 at 6:55pm

Saw Link stage dive off a 4(?) speaker stack one night at the Tote(?), radical!
All a little vague in hind site.

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blackers Friday, 5 Nov 2021 at 7:08pm

I hate it when the family fight. Some toons to settle into a Friday evening.

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indo-dreaming Friday, 5 Nov 2021 at 7:23pm
san Guine wrote:

Saw Link stage dive off a 4(?) speaker stack one night at the Tote(?), radical!
All a little vague in hind site.

I might have even been there, ive seen them quite a few times at the Tote even in recent ten years.

Link is an amazing front man just full of so much energy.

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san Guine Friday, 5 Nov 2021 at 7:23pm

Nice work blackers.

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gsco Friday, 5 Nov 2021 at 7:32pm

some wind-down music





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blackers Friday, 5 Nov 2021 at 8:16pm

Nice. Taking down a notch is a good idea.

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blackers Tuesday, 9 Nov 2021 at 9:27pm

Cosmic hipster wigout?

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Constance B Gibson Wednesday, 10 Nov 2021 at 2:13pm

Maestro.

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zenagain Wednesday, 10 Nov 2021 at 2:22pm

Great track. Never really got into the Smiths, always too bleak for me but that track above is a keeper.

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blindboy Wednesday, 10 Nov 2021 at 2:30pm

Can't go past this one.

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Constance B Gibson Thursday, 11 Nov 2021 at 7:38pm

Saw a doco about Linda Ronstadt fairly recently. The Sound Of My Voice. Interesting woman. Worthy.

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Constance B Gibson Friday, 12 Nov 2021 at 6:45pm

The doco in question:

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blindboy Sunday, 14 Nov 2021 at 6:10pm

The gentle version of Jack White's new single.

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udo Sunday, 14 Nov 2021 at 11:12pm

Sophia...

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blackers Monday, 15 Nov 2021 at 6:19pm

Wow Udo. Hard to say anything else really.

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velocityjohnno Monday, 15 Nov 2021 at 6:58pm

Performance Art? Not going to click.

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blackers Monday, 15 Nov 2021 at 8:05pm

Yup, title says it all. Liked the Jack White track tho.

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icandig Monday, 15 Nov 2021 at 9:26pm
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Great track. Never really got into the Smiths, always too bleak for me but that track above is a keeper.

Even though I like a lot of their tracks, The Smiths always seemed overtly introspective and far too into themselves to me. The Go Betweens, who were were bumped by UK record company Postcard (I think) for The Smiths, rang a little truer for me. Also a bit up themselves, but I loved their melodies and lyrics.

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AndyM Tuesday, 16 Nov 2021 at 12:25am

Worth a look.
Could well bring a tear to yer eye - the interviews in this vid certainly hit a nerve amongst the old band members.
And for me, The Go-Betweens invoke such a feeling of nostalgia for an older Australia that no longer exists.

https://iview.abc.net.au/show/go-betweens-right-here/video/AC1608H001S00

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andy-mac Tuesday, 16 Nov 2021 at 6:29am
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Worth a look.
Could well bring a tear to yer eye - the interviews in this vid certainly hit a nerve amongst the old band members.
And for me, The Go-Betweens invoke such a feeling of nostalgia for an older Australia that no longer exists.

https://iview.abc.net.au/show/go-betweens-right-here/video/AC1608H001S00

Agree.... 16 Lovers Lane in my view is brilliant. Did not really bget into them in 80's as was into heavier style of music at the time.
16 grew on me in last 10 years, and yep takes me back to a simpler time.
Thanks for posting link, have been wanting to see this doco, think reading about it may have been catalyst to give them a serious listen....

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andy-mac Tuesday, 16 Nov 2021 at 6:30am

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icandig Tuesday, 16 Nov 2021 at 7:32am

Thanks Andy x 2. Haven't seen either of those vids. Might mess up my work day a little. Same as above, didn't know much about Go Betweens until Streets of your town came out... when I took a deeper look, it while to warm to them too - but I reckon the best music normally needs to seep in for a while before it can truly resonate.

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andy-mac Tuesday, 16 Nov 2021 at 7:52am
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Thanks Andy x 2. Haven't seen either of those vids. Might mess up my work day a little. Same as above, didn't know much about Go Betweens until Streets of your town came out... when I took a deeper look, it while to warm to them too - but I reckon the best music normally needs to seep in for a while before it can truly resonate.

Also reckon you may have to be over a certain age to appreciate it. Was case for me.... :)

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blackers Tuesday, 16 Nov 2021 at 8:27pm

Does anyone remember this band? Boys from Sydney and Newcastle, from the early 90’s. I shared a house with them in London for a short while in late 91.
One night they supported the Breeders at the Marquee club, don’t remember much about the gig but do remember busting out REM’s “Superman” around the kitchen table in the wee hours later that night. 30 years, a lifetime ago. Songs still hold up.

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icandig Tuesday, 16 Nov 2021 at 9:36pm
blackers wrote:

Does anyone remember this band? Boys from Sydney and Newcastle, from the early 90’s. I shared a house with them in London for a short while in late 91.
One night they supported the Breeders at the Marquee club, don’t remember much about the gig but do remember busting out REM’s “Superman” around the kitchen table in the wee hours later that night. 30 years, a lifetime ago. Songs still hold up.

Didn't know the moles, but found this cracker when I looked them up.

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AndyM Tuesday, 16 Nov 2021 at 11:49pm

Blackers, hearing The Triffids, Go-Betweens, The La's and maybe some Stone Roses in that track by The Moles.
As well as that REM song.

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thermalben Wednesday, 17 Nov 2021 at 6:52am
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Does anyone remember this band? Boys from Sydney and Newcastle, from the early 90’s.

Sounds like a lot of Adelaide bands from that period i.e. Mandelbrot Set, Happy Patch, The Undecided (one of my first bands).

Anyone remember the Youngblood compilation series from RooArt? #4 was a killer.. discovered some great bands through that label.

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blackers Wednesday, 17 Nov 2021 at 7:07am
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Anyone remember the Youngblood compilation series from RooArt? #4 was a killer.. discovered some great bands through that label.

I think I still have #1 hanging around on cassette somewhere Ben. Same place as my “Cooking with George” tapes.

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san Guine Wednesday, 17 Nov 2021 at 7:49am

Classic Adelaide band, perhaps best heard after lunch : )

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thermalben Wednesday, 17 Nov 2021 at 8:03am

Personally, I like the sound of TMOC in the morning.

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stunet Wednesday, 17 Nov 2021 at 8:13am

I've got the first RooArt album on vinyl. Hasn't had a needle in the grooves for a loooong time.

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san Guine Wednesday, 17 Nov 2021 at 8:30am

Haha Ben, I have to wake up a bit more gently than that.

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thermalben Wednesday, 17 Nov 2021 at 10:30am
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Haha Ben, I have to wake up a bit more gently than that.

10 points (though unsure if your in-joke was intended!)

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Constance B Gibson Wednesday, 17 Nov 2021 at 6:09pm

A note: 'How Soon Is Now' was a 12 inch B-side. Marr wrote 3 songs in 4 days. That, the A-side 'William, It Was Really Nothing', and this:

Good work, I daresay.

And talking about the Go-Betweens and B-sides, who doesn't like this?

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Constance B Gibson Wednesday, 17 Nov 2021 at 6:15pm

And as far as old Adelaide bands go, I really liked The Plague. And then there were the Iron Shieks.

Some of the fellas from both bands are now in this mob:

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GreenJam Thursday, 18 Nov 2021 at 4:39pm

nice, REM and the Go-Betweens. They, alongside the Ramones and TISM, were the fist 4 bands I was ever into, at the tender age of 12. The influence of the big bro and his mates kicked in early

i still kick myself, when the Go-Betweens came to Eumundi some years back when they released their last album 'Oceans Apart' (which I think is an awesome album) and I thought the ticket price was too high, so didnt bother - then Grant died not long after, so I missed my chance to ever see them live...

and I had that Yongblood album on tape originally, lost it, then picked up the LP recently at an antiques shop for $9. Its ok for a listen now and then, no real standouts on it for me

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stunet Thursday, 18 Nov 2021 at 4:50pm

An awesome album it is.

As is this single from it.

If the wife and I ever get married - properly married that is - this'll be the cheeseball slow-waltz-down-the-aisle song we'll do it to.

And then we'll all get uproariously drunk.

 

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Island Bay Thursday, 18 Nov 2021 at 4:59pm

Do it!

Makes a huge difference.

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Constance B Gibson Thursday, 18 Nov 2021 at 5:31pm

That song is a great last gasp. Easily entered into their pantheon.

At the very least.

Actually, I think I like this live version better...

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GreenJam Thursday, 18 Nov 2021 at 5:50pm

sounds perfect Stu!

there's definitely no filler on that album

I still listen to some of their early albums regularly, there's some really good stuff in there

revealing my softer, maybe somewhat maudlin side - I've recently been captured by the Seeker Lover Keeper self-title album. Those 3 lovely ladies each have great voices and songwriting skills, so coming together, there are some great tunes on that album

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icandig Thursday, 18 Nov 2021 at 7:43pm

and then....there's this. I guess Apia are trying to tap into a demographic. Happy for Lindy to make some bucks, but a bit of a strange choice given that the Go Betweens didn't really push through to mainstream (apart from Streets of your town). Maybe that's the point?

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blackers Thursday, 18 Nov 2021 at 10:13pm
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and then....there's this. I guess Apia are trying to tap into a demographic. Happy for Lindy to make some bucks, but a bit of a strange choice given that the Go Betweens didn't really push through to mainstream (apart from Streets of your town). Maybe that's the point?

You know when your getting old when a teen crush is selling pensioners insurance...Oh well.

This is pretty good.

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andy-mac Friday, 19 Nov 2021 at 5:56am
Constance B Gibson wrote:

That song is a great last gasp. Easily entered into their pantheon.

At the very least.

Actually, I think I like this live version better...

And then there is this..
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thermalben Friday, 19 Nov 2021 at 6:42am
Constance B Gibson wrote:

And as far as old Adelaide bands go, I really liked The Plague. And then there were the Iron Shieks.

Iron Shieks! Wow, memories: my first ever proper licensed venue gig was supporting those guys (at Le Rox!) when I was seventeen. A few years later, their legendary bass player Gerry ended up being our live sound engineer for quite a while.

Love their description: "wrestlemania thrash metal".

http://historyofaussiemusic.blogspot.com/2016/06/iron-sheiks.html

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Constance B Gibson Friday, 19 Nov 2021 at 1:13pm

Hahaha.

"Wrestlemania thrash metal"!

You be the judge:

Also, front and centre on the bass in the Meatbeaters now is Robert Stafford. Formerly of Where's The Pope?

Good times.

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Constance B Gibson Friday, 19 Nov 2021 at 3:35pm

Where's The Pope? used to do the hell live cover of this:

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mattlock Friday, 19 Nov 2021 at 4:11pm

Lovin that Meatbeaters stuff Constance.
I remember they did a show with Cock and The Toss.
Some balls out rock for ya.

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Constance B Gibson Friday, 19 Nov 2021 at 6:27pm

Good stuff, Mattlock.

And now to something completely different!

https://dangerousminds.net/comments/obscure_punk_fuzz_by_all-girl_bands_...