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Jose Jones Posted - 06/23/2009 : 15:13:01
i'm so thrilled about some albums lately, but i don't want to make a new topic for each one, so here's the list:

DEERHUNTER - microcastle
i just discovered this a couple months ago, and it's easily one of the best albums i've ever heard. i can't stop listening to it!

THE HANDSOME FAMILY - honey moon
beautiful, nearly flawless album. rennie sparks never disappoints. great summer night album.

ANIMAL COLLECIVE - merriweather post pavillion
haven't stopped listening to this one since january. endlessly wonderful.



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pot Posted - 12/10/2018 : 10:27:54
Dunno if she's doing the sounds as well as the vocals, didn't say on the radio today. Kids are so technology aware these days though so wouldn't be suprised, and I hope she does. I actually thought this was Inka Upendo song, reminds me a lot of her style. Already posted it but here it is again https://open.spotify.com/album/402nggvJyrCo8Cu2guHOHY
pixiestu Posted - 12/10/2018 : 08:45:05
quote:
Originally posted by pot

The future of pop music right here, from an 11 year old girl going by the name of This Elegant Gull

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1YGlJYoh4HJ1LOcicxwg4Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjXa7LPNsBA


I really like this!


"The arc of triumph"
Bedbug Posted - 12/10/2018 : 08:14:44
Not bad
pot Posted - 12/10/2018 : 02:30:36
The future of pop music right here, from an 11 year old girl going by the name of This Elegant Gull

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1YGlJYoh4HJ1LOcicxwg4Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjXa7LPNsBA
Stevio10 Posted - 12/03/2018 : 04:52:53
Listened to the new Smashing Pumpkins album, must be the first album of theirs I've listened to in 20 years (since Adore). And somewhat to my surprise it doesn't suck. Production sounds decent, Corgans voice holds up and some nice riffs. Not revolutionary but not bad.

Jeepster Posted - 12/02/2018 : 15:13:15
Listened to Brainiac while baking cookies today, which was fun! They were such a unique and creative band. Plus there's a Pixies connection- Kim Deal produced one of their EPs.

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Q: Where do Pixies keep their instruments when they're not playing?
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danjersey Posted - 11/30/2018 : 11:05:33
I see on their website Viagra Boys are coming to the United States in March. I hope they survive until then. and then afterwards of course too.
Bedbug Posted - 11/27/2018 : 12:12:28
quote:
Originally posted by danjersey

I see what you did there and frankly a band with a name like that has it coming



If I told you that that was a typo would you believe me?
danjersey Posted - 11/26/2018 : 08:15:17
I see what you did there and frankly a band with a name like that has it coming
Bedbug Posted - 11/26/2018 : 07:55:47
I dug that Viagra song, are they coming popular?
danjersey Posted - 11/25/2018 : 20:06:43
quote:
Originally posted by vilainde

quote:
Originally posted by danjersey

Sports! by Viagra Boys
Just heard this driving



Oh yeah! Check the video too, it's pretty good. I heard about them a few weeks ago too. And just noticed that I missed them in Paris last month...

Denis




Yes, the video is good, and I need to get out more.
Bedbug Posted - 11/23/2018 : 05:33:30
Apple Music finally added FMRM this week, so I'm listening to a lot of that.
vilainde Posted - 11/22/2018 : 02:50:39
quote:
Originally posted by danjersey

Sports! by Viagra Boys
Just heard this driving



Oh yeah! Check the video too, it's pretty good. I heard about them a few weeks ago too. And just noticed that I missed them in Paris last month...

Denis
Bedbug Posted - 11/22/2018 : 01:51:33
Let A Smile Be Your Umbrella
Perry Como
danjersey Posted - 11/21/2018 : 07:55:30
Sports! by Viagra Boys
Just heard this driving
Bedbug Posted - 11/19/2018 : 05:48:42
Seeing Dylan live was amazing. Very strange, surreal, powerful, perplexing, beautiful, mysterious, funny, magical, warm, and thrilling. And weird.

You can check setlist dot com to see what heís been playing on this ďnever ending tourĒ of his.

His backing band is awesome too. The drummer killed it.

I recommend seeing him when heís in your area.
Troubles A Foot Posted - 11/14/2018 : 18:03:49
Got really into Liz Phair lately, especially a batch of rare songs I found that are better than tons of stuff on her albums. Obsessed with this song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iIda_8AOX0

and also this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZUWx4xyVgU
Bedbug Posted - 11/14/2018 : 08:49:49
quote:
Originally posted by The Maharal

Look up the video of Dylan playing Jokerman live on Letterman back in the day. His backing band were the Plugz, a punk band.

https://www.vulture.com/2015/05/strange-saga-of-dylans-first-letterman-gig.html



Cool man, I will check it out!

Did you see him on the second to last Letterman show ever? It's one of his most bizarre performances also. He wanders around the stage aimlessly for part of it. Personally, I love it.
Bedbug Posted - 11/14/2018 : 08:48:42
quote:
Originally posted by pot

Crikey. That's a big one. Which gig? I lived in Springfield, Mass for 6 months in around 1975 so I'm told but I have zero recollection of the experience.



Atlantic City believe it or not.
The Maharal Posted - 11/13/2018 : 11:03:20
Look up the video of Dylan playing Jokerman live on Letterman back in the day. His backing band were the Plugz, a punk band.

https://www.vulture.com/2015/05/strange-saga-of-dylans-first-letterman-gig.html
pot Posted - 11/13/2018 : 08:52:24
Crikey. That's a big one. Which gig? I lived in Springfield, Mass for 6 months in around 1975 so I'm told but I have zero recollection of the experience.
Bedbug Posted - 11/13/2018 : 08:26:14
Better late than never, but I am on my way this weekend to see Bob Dylan perform live.

Looking forward to whatever form it takes.

Any other Dylan fans on the forum?
pot Posted - 11/10/2018 : 03:01:37
Boy Harsher. Some pretty nice dark, minimal synths going down here.

https://open.spotify.com/album/5EcFGCrF157pER8q7P2xoj

Nice fan video to this track, a few faces everyone will recognise (and plenty of hips)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cc4_d0s2yuo
pot Posted - 11/09/2018 : 23:20:25
Frank Black made his debut on The Chain on friday with Headache. The Chain is a long running feature on the afternoon radio broadcast on BBC radio 6 where people phone in with suggestions on how to link the next song.

https://www.thechain.uk/

I have suggested Painkiller by The Chap for the next track.

This has inspired me to revisit some of their music again, and so I'm just listening to this EP/mini-album that seems to feature some interesting cover versions. Your Latest Trick by Dire Straits and Bruce Springsteen gets a mix in one of the remixes which are quite lo-fi electro. They're quite experimental.

https://open.spotify.com/album/3wiCzAnB8t0ON0fWhTsS71
pot Posted - 11/02/2018 : 22:22:25
Yes, I think it could be a smash hit.

The new Yowler album is pretty chilled. Reminds me of the early Waxahatchee stuff.

https://open.spotify.com/album/7elBiJfnS2VuPDYFeCTCtR
Bedbug Posted - 11/02/2018 : 04:12:41
quote:
Originally posted by pot

Heard this new Johnny Marr the other day on BBCR6 during an interview. In case there are any millennials who haven't heard of him he was the guitarist in The Smiths.

Bit of an earworm, nothing very original to see here but very reminiscent of the UK pop rock scene of the late 80's, as it slowly evolved into the indie/alternative scene.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGapts3BGmY



I dug that, thank for sharing. Lots of layers going on there.
pot Posted - 10/31/2018 : 08:17:21
Heard this new Johnny Marr the other day on BBCR6 during an interview. In case there are any millennials who haven't heard of him he was the guitarist in The Smiths.

Bit of an earworm, nothing very original to see here but very reminiscent of the UK pop rock scene of the late 80's, as it slowly evolved into the indie/alternative scene.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGapts3BGmY
tisasawath Posted - 10/31/2018 : 01:54:16
Reitzell, Manning Jr - 50 Floors Up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryRo35P_ACc
The Maharal Posted - 10/27/2018 : 11:18:57
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Originally posted by Stevio10

quote:
Originally posted by The Maharal

I bought the Wipers triple album set a few years back. Great stuff. Must revisit - similar-ish to Husker Du. Any Leatherface fans here?



Not usually into mackem bands named after horror movie characters but what the hell, you have good music taste so I'll check them out!



Heh, thanks! I won't pretend to be a huge fan of them as I only have a couple of their albums but some of their songs are ferocious and wonderful. Huge fan of the singer's gravelly vocals. This is a good article on them: https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2015/nov/06/melancholia-and-raw-pain-sad-end-leatherface-dickie-hammond-frankie-stubbs

I believe the first song of theirs I heard was Springtime: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZQ_7s0Fg48 Brings to mind Celebrated Summer by Huskers. If you like that stick on I Want The Moon or listen to the whole album, Mush, which contains several crackers but suffers a little from getting a bit repetitive.

Today I have been listening to Half Man Half Biscuit's new album (their singer is one of the best lyricists in the business) and a lot of Del Shannon. I have Frank to thank for the latter.

pot Posted - 10/26/2018 : 10:59:17
quote:
Originally posted by Stevio10
Pot, thank you for all the music suggestions, I know we don't always say thanks but they do get checked out!

Strangely I prefer Love and Rockets to Bauhaus but you can't have one without the other!



Oh right. I wasn't sure but good to know, it's nice to share and introduce people to good music.

I've never heard of Love and Rockets, to be honest The Sky's Gone Out is all I'm really familiar with regarding Bauhaus. Having a dig around some of their other albums on spotify though. I'll check out L&R tomorrow.

I've got a ton of rare 80's synth wave/dark wave/punk wave stuff I torrented a few years ago, there were hundreds of albums and compilations but I've only scratched the surface of what I managed to get. So much rare stuff out there, old and new.

This later one by Peter Murphy that came up on my Youtube suggestions as I was checking out L&R there is somewhat more accessible than the early Bauhaus stuff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpz2AWu4PZg
Stevio10 Posted - 10/26/2018 : 10:49:28
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Originally posted by pot

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Originally posted by Bedbug

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Originally posted by pot

I heard a song by Weezer on the radio today and I liked it. The sweater song. Oooooh.

On a more dark and cerebral level though, I've been revisiting the old classic Bauhaus album this week -The Sky's Gone Out. Very weird album, not everyone's cup of tea but I love it.



Isn't that like their big break out hit or something?



Aye that and Pie and Beans / Buddy Holly. I don't know much else. They are good at recreating the feel good indie rock vibe so you can't really fault them for that.

Weezer yeah. They did that cover of Toto's Africa recently and it sounded almost exactly the same, which begged the question: what was the fucking point?

It's good that they did it though, but covers are meant to not sound exactly the same as the original. Like Cold Beat's cover of Eurythmic's Love Is A Stranger, took it to a whole new hi-energy gay club music level for me.

So I heard the Sweater song on the radio the other day and I'm like, oh that's quite Pavementy and then I think, wait is that Weezer? I was just slagging them off the other day and now I find myself enjoying the vibe of one of their songs.

It's hard not to though. Full marks for accessibility.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHQqqM5sr7g

Now listen to Swing The Heartache by Bauhaus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHclFboVd5E



Pot, thank you for all the music suggestions, I know we don't always say thanks but they do get checked out!

Strangely I prefer Love and Rockets to Bauhaus but you can't have one without the other!
Stevio10 Posted - 10/26/2018 : 10:43:49
quote:
Originally posted by The Maharal

I bought the Wipers triple album set a few years back. Great stuff. Must revisit - similar-ish to Husker Du. Any Leatherface fans here?



Not usually into mackem bands named after horror movie characters but what the hell, you have good music taste so I'll check them out!
Bedbug Posted - 10/26/2018 : 02:04:52
quote:
Originally posted by Stevio10

quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug

Yes, I like any song about rats



Haha there are a lot of songs about rats now you mention it! Rat Race by the Specials, Rat Trap Boomtown Rats, Rats by the Kinks, I Came as a Rat by Modest Mouse, Great King Rat by Queen, The Rat by Walkmen, Rat Farm by Meat Puppets...but the best (worst?) rat song will always be Rat in mi kitchen by UB40!








Thank you for the great list!

Rats by Syd Barrett is an early favorite of mine.
Stevio10 Posted - 10/26/2018 : 01:02:34
quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug

Yes, I like any song about rats



Haha there are a lot of songs about rats now you mention it! Rat Race by the Specials, Rat Trap Boomtown Rats, Rats by the Kinks, I Came as a Rat by Modest Mouse, Great King Rat by Queen, The Rat by Walkmen, Rat Farm by Meat Puppets...but the best (worst?) rat song will always be Rat in mi kitchen by UB40!


Jeepster Posted - 10/25/2018 : 13:44:24
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Originally posted by Stevio10

quote:
Originally posted by Jeepster

Nirvanaís MTV Unplugged got me to go listen to the Meat Puppets over the past few weeks. Awesome stuff. Also relistened to The Good, the Bad and the Queenís first album in preparation for their new album in November- itís amazing how prolific Damon Albarn is, and I really enjoyed the last Gorillaz album, so Iím really looking forward to the new one!

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Was just listening to Meat Puppets II the other day! Haven't listened to Nirvana for a while but always thought Kurt Cobain had a pretty great music taste, discovered quite a few bands through covers and band he mentioned in interviews etc.

He wasn't afraid to champion his influences and that's how I got listening to the Wipers. Their album Is This Real is quite a masterpiece, can't believe it was released in 1980. Any Wipers fans here?



As a matter of fact I was listening to Nirvana because I was driving back from a Breeders concert (which was wonderful btw), and Kim had told a little anecdote about them! I definitely agree about Kurt's awesome musical influences. I actually like his version of The Man Who Sold The World better than Bowie's... blasphemous, right? Anyway, I've actually been meaning to check out the Wipers. Gonna go listen to them now and report back.

And speaking of the Breeders, anyone else see the music video they did for the song Spacewoman? I loved the song and thought the video was pretty cool.

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Q: Where do Pixies keep their instruments when they're not playing?
A: Debasement.

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