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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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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
quote:
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
quote:
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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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
Bedbug Posted - 07/11/2018 : 08:19:19
Every now and again I circle back pretty hard to Primus.

Got to see them way back in 90 or 91, and became a fan right away.

They can be tedious at times, but some of the stuff is terrific.

Fish on
pot Posted - 07/02/2018 : 13:49:10
Getting down to a bit of Art Brut again recently. Long overdue for a new album, not sure what's happening there. There's a new line up, but in the interim Eddie Argos has been painting album covers on request for a modest fee and was in a band called The Donalds.

Last two albums were great, and both were produced by Mr Frank Black in JC Studios so you can still hear a heavy influence there in Eddie's vocals.

I've got a whisky flask signed by them and I met again Eddie a few fringes ago in an indie nightclub, I was a little drunk and overbearing that night and I had to apologise to him the next day via facebook messenger (mostly for my terrible impression of Jarvis Cocker)
pot Posted - 06/26/2018 : 10:31:22
Bit of Art Brut to begin the beer evening this time, followed by some classic Abba

Love their early dance moves lol #RainbowLove

I was an early Abba fan from as long as I can remember. The first vinyl album I bought with my Mum was their Greatest Hits, and I still to this day love them.

They are one of the greatest pop bands, possibly thee. As far as song writing goes, for that genre they completely own pop music. And they went back in the studio and recorded two new songs which are going to be released about Christmas time. What's that going to be like?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xfKqxdv3Gk
Srisaket Posted - 06/24/2018 : 19:58:15
Jane Weaver - Modern Kosmology
Snail Mail - Lush
Bedbug Posted - 06/19/2018 : 00:48:26
“Caribou” by Earth, Wind, & Fire
Bedbug Posted - 06/15/2018 : 11:31:51
Burial is an interesting listen

“Rodent”
Bedbug Posted - 06/14/2018 : 05:01:25
“I’ve Been Tired” by Michael Murray

The whole album is eminently listenable
pot Posted - 06/12/2018 : 12:07:20
They remind me of The Pains of being pure at heart as well, Flasher live, from the perspective of one camera angle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKrZ2JyaiJM
pot Posted - 06/12/2018 : 11:19:46
quote:
Originally posted by jake3

Highly recommend Flasher. Released their debut this week.

'Pressure':
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtUR5pg3NFQ

'Who's Got Time?':
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHKWVejPuvw

'Winnie'/'Burn Blue':
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIhKoM-sPmI



Just on my second listen to the new album. It's very good and Pressure is a nice uplifting indie rock track.

XYZ, Punching Up, Business Unusual or just the whole album

Material is so the first second of Debaser as well.
pot Posted - 06/12/2018 : 10:23:47
Not a bad wee indie band there Jake3^^^ I'm checking them out on Spotify (three month premium trial for 99p!) I like their boy-girl lyrical composition

A Flock Of Seagulls are back, and they all look like Frank Black now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNmppnfgBB0
jake3 Posted - 06/10/2018 : 11:21:08
Highly recommend Flasher. Released their debut this week.

'Pressure':
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtUR5pg3NFQ

'Who's Got Time?':
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHKWVejPuvw

'Winnie'/'Burn Blue':
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIhKoM-sPmI
pot Posted - 06/06/2018 : 12:35:11
It's all about Jesus and shit this but it never fails to make the hairs on my neck stick up. The one before, 2nd last track Pegasi is also a folk classic.

I think she has one of the most beautiful voices of any female folk singer, and she's complex and quirky.

Wor Jess.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe4xU6g-kzk
pot Posted - 05/30/2018 : 10:05:19
So what was the point in Weezer covering Toto's Africa if it just sounds almost exactly the same? It's a great song, and they did a fine job rerecording the same song in exactly the same way, but they just didn't add anything to it, or give it any kind of new Weezery edge to it whatsoever. Because a devoted fan called Mary from Africa asked them to do it apparently.
Bedbug Posted - 05/25/2018 : 08:11:44
There were some dudes who played "Sunny Afternoon" by the Kinks on my train yesterday, so that's been playing on my headphones all day today.

Great song.

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