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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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Jeepster Posted - 10/22/2018 : 14:38:57
Nirvana’s 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 Queen’s first album in preparation for their new album in November- it’s amazing how prolific Damon Albarn is, and I really enjoyed the last Gorillaz album, so I’m really looking forward to the new one!

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Q: Where do Pixies keep their instruments when they're not playing?
A: Debasement.
pot Posted - 10/22/2018 : 11:11:13
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Originally posted by The Maharal

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Originally posted by pot

Alison Crutchfield, twin sister of Katie Crutchfield aka Waxahatchee has a new band (Swearin') and album and they're really great too. Just like with Deal sisters we get multiple bands created from only one womb.

https://www.facebook.com/swearinband/videos/345770726169040/



I haven't listened to them in years since their first album which was very fun indeed. Good song and I'd no idea your one was related to the Waxahatchee girl.



Aye Alison also plays in Waxahatchee I think. This all confused me for a while as well until I realised they were twins.
The Maharal Posted - 10/22/2018 : 11:00:12
quote:
Originally posted by pot

Alison Crutchfield, twin sister of Katie Crutchfield aka Waxahatchee has a new band (Swearin') and album and they're really great too. Just like with Deal sisters we get multiple bands created from only one womb.

https://www.facebook.com/swearinband/videos/345770726169040/



I haven't listened to them in years since their first album which was very fun indeed. Good song and I'd no idea your one was related to the Waxahatchee girl.
Bedbug Posted - 10/22/2018 : 06:48:33
Cool Water by Johnny Cash is one of the best songs about water
Bedbug Posted - 10/18/2018 : 06:35:33
Doing a lot of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds this week.
Bedbug Posted - 10/09/2018 : 11:30:50
“Frank Black” by Hagfish came on today.

Fun song
Jeepster Posted - 10/08/2018 : 16:31:01
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Originally posted by Stevio10

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Originally posted by Jeepster

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Originally posted by Stevio10

Thanks for the tip! Saw some of the images at the website below;

http://www.johnriordan.co.uk/Sound-and-Vision-2

Just out of curiosity, what do you think the ants are in reference to? I'm kinda thinking the hole in the hand is biblical (repent!) - you can't crucify yourself, that takes two - and possibly the ants are a reference to Ray Bradbury? I do like Riordan's artwork and thanks for sharing!



The image of a hand with ants coming out of it is actually from Un Chien Andalou, which was of course the inspiration for Debaser! Within the movie, the hand covered in ants seems to represent a psychosexual Freudian fear of masturbation (and the crucifixion reference you pointed out could totally be at play here, too). That calls to mind the Holiday Song- "here I am, with my hand"- as well as any number of other Pixies lyrics. Presumably Riordan wanted to reference Debaser in such a way that would also link the illustration to the psychosexual themes found in many Pixies songs. It also looks really cool.

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



Awesome, thanks for that! I've always meant to watch Un Chien Andalou but never got round to it. Same with The Golem - they're on my to watch list, maybe someday I'll get round to it. That's a good reference and a lot of effort put into it, usually the most obvious Pixies / Un Chien Andalou reference is the slicing eyeball scene so it's nice to have a less obvious depiction. Do you watch a lot of surrealist movies?




I'm actually not extremely knowledgeable about surrealist movies- classic sci-fi is more my speed- but I've seen Un Chien Andalou, it's a great watch! I haven't seen The Golem but I've been wanting to. And yeah, having a subtler reference than the eyeballs is nice, it really makes the illustration seem like it was well planned-out.

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Q: Where do Pixies keep their instruments when they're not playing?
A: Debasement.
Stevio10 Posted - 10/07/2018 : 20:21:30
quote:
Originally posted by Jeepster

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Originally posted by Stevio10

Thanks for the tip! Saw some of the images at the website below;

http://www.johnriordan.co.uk/Sound-and-Vision-2

Just out of curiosity, what do you think the ants are in reference to? I'm kinda thinking the hole in the hand is biblical (repent!) - you can't crucify yourself, that takes two - and possibly the ants are a reference to Ray Bradbury? I do like Riordan's artwork and thanks for sharing!



The image of a hand with ants coming out of it is actually from Un Chien Andalou, which was of course the inspiration for Debaser! Within the movie, the hand covered in ants seems to represent a psychosexual Freudian fear of masturbation (and the crucifixion reference you pointed out could totally be at play here, too). That calls to mind the Holiday Song- "here I am, with my hand"- as well as any number of other Pixies lyrics. Presumably Riordan wanted to reference Debaser in such a way that would also link the illustration to the psychosexual themes found in many Pixies songs. It also looks really cool.

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



Awesome, thanks for that! I've always meant to watch Un Chien Andalou but never got round to it. Same with The Golem - they're on my to watch list, maybe someday I'll get round to it. That's a good reference and a lot of effort put into it, usually the most obvious Pixies / Un Chien Andalou reference is the slicing eyeball scene so it's nice to have a less obvious depiction. Do you watch a lot of surrealist movies?
Jeepster Posted - 10/07/2018 : 16:12:56
quote:
Originally posted by Stevio10

Thanks for the tip! Saw some of the images at the website below;

http://www.johnriordan.co.uk/Sound-and-Vision-2

Just out of curiosity, what do you think the ants are in reference to? I'm kinda thinking the hole in the hand is biblical (repent!) - you can't crucify yourself, that takes two - and possibly the ants are a reference to Ray Bradbury? I do like Riordan's artwork and thanks for sharing!



The image of a hand with ants coming out of it is actually from Un Chien Andalou, which was of course the inspiration for Debaser! Within the movie, the hand covered in ants seems to represent a psychosexual Freudian fear of masturbation (and the crucifixion reference you pointed out could totally be at play here, too). That calls to mind the Holiday Song- "here I am, with my hand"- as well as any number of other Pixies lyrics. Presumably Riordan wanted to reference Debaser in such a way that would also link the illustration to the psychosexual themes found in many Pixies songs. It also looks really cool.

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Q: Where do Pixies keep their instruments when they're not playing?
A: Debasement.
Stevio10 Posted - 10/07/2018 : 12:17:15
quote:
Originally posted by Jeepster

A little off topic but I want to talk about an awesome book I got about the history of alternative music. The book is Sound and Vision by John Riordan, who is a comic book writer by trade. The book profiles 100 musical artists/bands from the 1970s to today (well, mid-2016, when the book was published) and for each musician, there's a cartoon-style portrait, an introduction to their work, and a recommendation for an album to start getting into their music. Most musicians get one page, and those Riordan deems most important get two- one full-page illustration, one full page of writing about them.

The entry about Pixies is two pages- the writing is your standard new-listener guide (with a clear personal bias towards Trompe le Monde) but the illustration is amazing. It's got the band rocking out in the desert, full of cute little references to their lyrics and history. Like, David Lovering has a magician's booth that says 'Vanishing Lady' on it with Kim Deal inside, and Black Francis has ants pouring out of a hole in his hand and he's wearing a badge that says 'LOU REED'. It looks like a ton of effort was put into the illustration, I love it.

Pixies aside, Riordan's illustrations are fantastic and full of character and his writing is very astute. I also like how he focuses on all different genres of music and treats them all with equal importance. You get the sense that he's truly a music lover who wants to share his enjoyment with his readers. If you're looking for a book that you can look through to find interesting music and gorgeous artwork, check it out!

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



Thanks for the tip! Saw some of the images at the website below;

http://www.johnriordan.co.uk/Sound-and-Vision-2

Just out of curiosity, what do you think the ants are in reference to? I'm kinda thinking the hole in the hand is biblical (repent!) - you can't crucify yourself, that takes two - and possibly the ants are a reference to Ray Bradbury? I do like Riordan's artwork and thanks for sharing!
Jeepster Posted - 10/06/2018 : 18:08:04
A little off topic but I want to talk about an awesome book I got about the history of alternative music. The book is Sound and Vision by John Riordan, who is a comic book writer by trade. The book profiles 100 musical artists/bands from the 1970s to today (well, mid-2016, when the book was published) and for each musician, there's a cartoon-style portrait, an introduction to their work, and a recommendation for an album to start getting into their music. Most musicians get one page, and those Riordan deems most important get two- one full-page illustration, one full page of writing about them.

The entry about Pixies is two pages- the writing is your standard new-listener guide (with a clear personal bias towards Trompe le Monde) but the illustration is amazing. It's got the band rocking out in the desert, full of cute little references to their lyrics and history. Like, David Lovering has a magician's booth that says 'Vanishing Lady' on it with Kim Deal inside, and Black Francis has ants pouring out of a hole in his hand and he's wearing a badge that says 'LOU REED'. It looks like a ton of effort was put into the illustration, I love it.

Pixies aside, Riordan's illustrations are fantastic and full of character and his writing is very astute. I also like how he focuses on all different genres of music and treats them all with equal importance. You get the sense that he's truly a music lover who wants to share his enjoyment with his readers. If you're looking for a book that you can look through to find interesting music and gorgeous artwork, check it out!

Q: Where do Pixies keep their instruments when they're not playing?
A: Debasement.
pot Posted - 10/05/2018 : 07:41:27
Alison Crutchfield, twin sister of Katie Crutchfield aka Waxahatchee has a new band (Swearin') and album and they're really great too. Just like with Deal sisters we get multiple bands created from only one womb.

https://www.facebook.com/swearinband/videos/345770726169040/
pot Posted - 10/05/2018 : 02:29:54
Nice cover of my favourite Eurythmics song - Love Is A Stranger - By Cold Beat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxnxqqKC8Yk
OLDMANOTY Posted - 09/19/2018 : 11:32:16
I'm delving into Thee Oh Sees/Oh Sees or whatever they're calling themselves this week. Unaware of them until fairly recently but I'm enjoying what I've heard so far.
Stevio10 Posted - 09/18/2018 : 04:02:07
Better Things is a great cover too.

Finally got round to listening to The Wipers, or just Wipers. Been meaning to give them a listen for a while, they are very good, some classic albums there.

The other band Kurt Cobain loved, you can tell their influence on Nirvana straight off but there's a lot more to their music and lyrics than mere grunge influencers.

They remind me a bit of the Gun Club where they start off quick and fast but evolve into bluesy dark accomplished musicians.






The Maharal Posted - 09/09/2018 : 04:56:43
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Originally posted by Stevio10

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Originally posted by The Maharal

Big Kinks fan as well but I've mostly stayed away from their mid and late-70s' work. Frank has covered This Time Tomorrow - hopefully some day it'll be unearthed!



Ah really?! That's pretty cool / coincidence! Do you know what era Frank did the cover?

I've been enjoying Misfits and Give the People What they Want recently. Sounds like a totally different band to their earlier stuff.



I'm trying to find out where I discovered that information but a Google search is only bringing up another post I made about it a few years ago. Might have been recorded with This Is Where I Belong years ago? Or I might be imagining that.
pot Posted - 09/07/2018 : 11:11:57
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Originally posted by Bedbug

haha, I mean, I'm sure that I've heard some FF over the years and just didn't know it was them. But this was the first time I was consciously listening. Not a bad tune. Might check out more. Or might just listen to Pistolero for the 11,111th time.



I guess you will have. Most of their music is IMO fairly accessible and generic and very forgettable. I just don't like the production on their music, all their songs just sound the same. It's just feel good rock from the school of Bob Rock.

I'm sure I heard an Ed Sheeran song that I liked once, at the end of a Sons of Anarchy episode but I'm too scared to find out what it's called and relisten to it in case I really did like it and it didn't just happen to strike a chord with the adrenalin of the show at that particular time.

If you're looking for something new to listen to that's perhaps more intelligent indie punk rock then the new Sauna Youth album is rather good and it's out today! Deaths. Got some nice weird talky experimental ones on there as well.

Here's an old favourite of mine

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


Bedbug Posted - 09/07/2018 : 10:32:31
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Originally posted by pot

^how is that even possible? lol

I've never been that much of a Foo Fighters or even Nirvana fan, but I did enjoy watching their Glastonbury set a few years ago.

Them Crooked Vultures is the best thing Dave Grohl has been involved with IMO



haha, I mean, I'm sure that I've heard some FF over the years and just didn't know it was them. But this was the first time I was consciously listening. Not a bad tune. Might check out more. Or might just listen to Pistolero for the 11,111th time.
pot Posted - 09/07/2018 : 09:31:38
^how is that even possible? lol

I've never been that much of a Foo Fighters or even Nirvana fan, but I did enjoy watching their Glastonbury set a few years ago.

Them Crooked Vultures is the best thing Dave Grohl has been involved with IMO
Bedbug Posted - 09/07/2018 : 09:25:01
I just heard "Free Me" by Foo Fighters on the office radio.

First Foo Fighters song I've ever heard.

Not bad
Stevio10 Posted - 09/05/2018 : 09:54:08
quote:
Originally posted by The Maharal

Big Kinks fan as well but I've mostly stayed away from their mid and late-70s' work. Frank has covered This Time Tomorrow - hopefully some day it'll be unearthed!



Ah really?! That's pretty cool / coincidence! Do you know what era Frank did the cover?

I've been enjoying Misfits and Give the People What they Want recently. Sounds like a totally different band to their earlier stuff.
The Maharal Posted - 09/02/2018 : 12:22:36
Big Kinks fan as well but I've mostly stayed away from their mid and late-70s' work. Frank has covered This Time Tomorrow - hopefully some day it'll be unearthed!
moonruler Posted - 08/29/2018 : 03:58:12
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Originally posted by Stevio10

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Originally posted by moonruler

Ty Segall
the Kinks Preservation Acts 1 and 2, Muswell Hillbillies, and Village Green Preservation Society. Recently rediscovered one of my favorite bands from childhood and it has been a great ride.
Jo Passed
Azelia Banks, she is crazy and all, but I like her stuff.
Janelle Monae
ELO, another "re-find". A New World Record is solid

Lots of great old music to rediscover and new music to just plain discover.


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Ha! Been listening to the Kinks like crazy recently.

Their classic albums are amazing but I equally enjoy their 80s jaunt into American rock.

This Time Tomorrow would have been an amazing song for the Catholics to cover.

I see a lot of similarities between FB and Ray Davies - not only covering several songs but in terms of songwriting and humour.

Edit: Listening to This Time Tomorrow and had a sudden desire to put on Elijah from FMRM - it certainly sounds inspired by This Time Tomorrow, the riffs are very similar.



I cut my teeth on late 70's Kinks! 2nd album I ever purchased was One for the Road, and I had Low Budget, Misfits, and a couple of their later albums.

Ray Davies is great and there are definitely similarities between he and FB. They are both excellent story tellers. FB is definitely more abstract in the way he writes his lyrics.

What has been great is I am checking out stuff I never really listened to in my younger days. Really want to re-add Misfits and Low Budget to my collection, though.

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“make…some…room”
Stevio10 Posted - 08/28/2018 : 11:16:09
quote:
Originally posted by moonruler

Ty Segall
the Kinks Preservation Acts 1 and 2, Muswell Hillbillies, and Village Green Preservation Society. Recently rediscovered one of my favorite bands from childhood and it has been a great ride.
Jo Passed
Azelia Banks, she is crazy and all, but I like her stuff.
Janelle Monae
ELO, another "re-find". A New World Record is solid

Lots of great old music to rediscover and new music to just plain discover.


________________
“make…some…room”




Ha! Been listening to the Kinks like crazy recently.

Their classic albums are amazing but I equally enjoy their 80s jaunt into American rock.

This Time Tomorrow would have been an amazing song for the Catholics to cover.

I see a lot of similarities between FB and Ray Davies - not only covering several songs but in terms of songwriting and humour.

Edit: Listening to This Time Tomorrow and had a sudden desire to put on Elijah from FMRM - it certainly sounds inspired by This Time Tomorrow, the riffs are very similar.
moonruler Posted - 08/27/2018 : 09:30:24
Ty Segall
the Kinks Preservation Acts 1 and 2, Muswell Hillbillies, and Village Green Preservation Society. Recently rediscovered one of my favorite bands from childhood and it has been a great ride.
Jo Passed
Azelia Banks, she is crazy and all, but I like her stuff.
Janelle Monae
ELO, another "re-find". A New World Record is solid

Lots of great old music to rediscover and new music to just plain discover.


________________
“make…some…room”
Stevio10 Posted - 08/23/2018 : 07:21:08
Wipers - Over The Edge
The Bats - The Deep Set
Gentle Hen - Sneaking up on the Moon
Rocket from the Tombs - Rocket Redux
R Stevie Moore - Warning
Peter Case - HWY 62
Mark Mulcahy - The Possum in the Driveway
Jonny Polonsky - Fresh Flesh
Mission of Burma - Signals, Calls and Marches

Have been listening to these albums regularly these last few months. My Pixies / FB listening has waned recently with the exception of The Golem.



pot Posted - 08/21/2018 : 22:36:01
Aye you can get away with not being able to sing quite well on that one.
Bedbug Posted - 08/21/2018 : 11:02:30
Monkey is great for karaoke because the stanzas are basically spoken word, so at first everybody is like Wha?
pot Posted - 08/21/2018 : 08:31:18
I've done Monkey on the Karaoke, one of the few times I decided to get drunk and make an arse of myself through the medium of singing. It was the only choice.
Bedbug Posted - 08/21/2018 : 05:43:55
I did Monkey the other night at Karaoke.

The whole place sang along on the chorus.

The only other Frank options were HCYM and WIMM.
The Maharal Posted - 08/20/2018 : 11:33:53
Been playing a bit of John Cale lately. Paris 1919 is great.
pot Posted - 08/18/2018 : 13:13:25
Scandinavia is always at the cutting edge of electro-pop music

Inka Upenda and her nimble fingers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PItyWnuW7Bo
Bedbug Posted - 08/10/2018 : 00:07:06
The whole Quasi Mother soundtrack is tight
Bedbug Posted - 07/30/2018 : 03:33:04
Peter, Paul, and Mary do a beautiful cover of "The Times They Are A-Changing"
Bedbug Posted - 07/26/2018 : 10:40:50
Kate Bush, Moving

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