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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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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

quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug

quote:
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
quote:
Originally posted by Stevio10

quote:
Originally posted by Jeepster

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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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.
pot Posted - 10/25/2018 : 09:48:57
quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug

quote:
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
Bedbug Posted - 10/25/2018 : 09:15:36
quote:
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?
The Maharal Posted - 10/25/2018 : 09:07:21
I bought the Wipers triple album set a few years back. Great stuff. Must revisit - similar-ish to Husker Du. Any Leatherface fans here?
pot Posted - 10/25/2018 : 04:47:15
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.
Bedbug Posted - 10/25/2018 : 04:44:24
Yes, I like any song about rats
Stevio10 Posted - 10/24/2018 : 00:13:49
quote:
Originally posted by Jeepster

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.



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?
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
quote:
Originally posted by The Maharal

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.



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

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.



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!

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