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The Maharal
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689 Posts

Posted - 09/03/2017 :  04:38:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Stuck on the Kills' Midnight Boom earlier. Great wee album with lots of short punchy rock songs. Mosshart is a good vocalist. They're one of those bands that are just pretty damn solid.

I guess my most recent discovery is Moondog courtesy of some book on 'the best music you've never heard'. He's fucking phenomenal. Never heard of him before the book. He was a blind man known as the Viking of 6th Avenue because he used to hang around New York dressed as a viking with a full on huge beard. H'art Songs have been in constant rotation - it's an album of his more "lullaby-esque" songs and it's full of gems. Enough About Human Rights, Do Your Thing, I'm This I'm That and Choo Choo Lullaby are all brilliant. And then there's a song off another album called Invocation that's just twelve minutes of some horn sounds blasting over and over and it's probably the most motivating song ever put together. Genius.
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2512 Posts

Posted - 09/03/2017 :  05:42:33  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The Kills are a top band and still bringing out good albums. Seen them live three times, first time was supporting Franz Ferdinand in Leicester in 2004, before anyone (including myself) had even heard of them. I wouldn't say I was a fan of FF much but I got a free pass into that gig as a guy I worked with's dad did some building work for the guitarist's mum or something. Anyway, I was instantly sold on The Kills' performance that night and made it my immediate goal to acquire a recorded version of them. Took me ages to get a copy of their first album though, and every record shop I asked about them resulted in the same conversation- Do you have the new album by The Kills? The Killers? No, The Killzzz..

Anyway, the following year when I was living in Nijmegen in Holland they played Doornroosje, and man what a gig that was! Jamie Hince was making some crazy garage blues sounds on the guitar, and acting up well to the kind of psycho image the band had adopted. That night I made friends with a Dutch girl who was the resident photographer there, and got go backstage and stuff and meet the band. I had to work the next day so I left soon after their set, but later on when I met this again she told me that she was hanging out with them at the bar afterwards, so if I'd stayed I'd have gotten to meet them and drink a beer and smoke a joint with them, and now so many years later they are like mega-rockstars! Ah well..

I also saw them a third time in 2008 in Melkweg in Amsterdam, on the Midnight Boom tour, by which time they had pretty much made it big. The venue was absolutely packed out and I couldn't get very near the front, and I didn't really feel that they had the same energy live as they did the first two times I saw that.
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The Maharal
= Cult of Ray =

689 Posts

Posted - 09/03/2017 :  06:15:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice stories! I think I came across Cheap and Cheerful on hypem (remember that?!) and was instantly hooked. I've only seen them live once - they were supporting the Stooges in Dublin about ten years ago. I felt a little sorry for them because they were sandwiched between Stiff Little Fingers and Iggy and weren't really the right filling. I still enjoyed them but everyone else seemed a bit bemused. Could see Alison looking a bit sheepish in between songs. Sad because I'm sure she was thrilled beforehand to have the chance to share a stage with Iggy.
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2512 Posts

Posted - 09/03/2017 :  06:29:24  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It's quite sad though actually, I just remembered. Their latest album is a bit different to their previous ones, and the reason is apparently Jamie had an accident not so long ago and slammed his hand in a car door, I think it was his left. Broke some fingers and now he sadly can't play as well as he used. I think it was touch and go for a while as to whether or not The Kills were ever going to play again. That's a real bummer like, as anyone who has seen them play live prior to that will know the guy was an oustanding garage blues guitarist and had his own unique style. Now he can still play, but it causes him some pain and he'll never be as good.

I broke my right pinkie ten years ago and it's never been quite the same, but luckily for me it's the only finger I don't need to play classical guitar. That said though I've not picked up the guitar in years and can't play anywhere near as good as I used to anyway.
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Bedbug
= Cult of Ray =

751 Posts

Posted - 09/11/2017 :  10:42:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I went back to the OP and saw the first recommended music was from Deerhunter.

Had never hear of them.

Dig them.

Especially the song Nothing Ever Happened.

Good listen.
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pmjk
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Ireland
87 Posts

Posted - 09/12/2017 :  00:06:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am about to check out The Orwells -Terrible Human Beings.

Track 5 is called Black Francis, and is about the main man.

Viva la Loma Rica, in the lyrics refer to No. 13 Baby.
I didn't know this, I really must read The Pixies' Doolittle (33 1/3).


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Posted - 01/14/2003 : 23:40:23 Show Profile Email Poster


quote:
Originally posted by DruggedBunny


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Viva, don't wan't no blue eyes, la loma, I wan't brown eyes


That's not complete without "Rica"! I have a bootleg where he explains that "Viva la Loma Rica" is the name of some game the kids play way down south, meaning "long live the rich hill". Which makes no sense. I can't find any reference to this game on the internet either... :/


See ya,
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James L Boyd.




at a concert i saw WAY back when.. (1990, one of his rare solo shows) he explained that line in No. 13 Baby as thus:

he said that when he was living in Torrence or wherever (in the South Bay) as a kid, there was a gang called V.L.L.R. which stood for Viva La Loma Rica, which means long live the rich hill.. but that he didn't know what that meant either.. but he said there was spray paint everywhere that said Viva La Loma Rica etc..

anyway.. that's what he said. never heard it was a game.
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The Maharal
= Cult of Ray =

689 Posts

Posted - 09/12/2017 :  02:48:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Incidentally, linking the last two posts together, Deerhunter have a song that recalls No 13 Baby. The outro anyway: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mBSOtdOjoc
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darwin
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

USA
5411 Posts

Posted - 09/13/2017 :  18:09:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Parquet Courts, St. Vincent, Lost Boy, Kurt Vile
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2512 Posts

Posted - 09/14/2017 :  09:35:34  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dream Wife are touring Scotland next month. Wish I coud get to Glasgow and see them, I like them more than Pussy Riot and by coincidence I actually had a dream about them the other night.

Rainbow tank grrl is my favourite. She's quite a good punk guitarist, lots of angry dykes at the end.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t1xoSXVOiE
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2512 Posts

Posted - 09/14/2017 :  09:52:18  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
On a more obscure folky note, radio 6 played a live set by Rab Noakes from 1971 last night, and it was bloody good!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b094n5yq

I've never heard of him either, but apparently he's as old as my mum and his birthday is one day before me and he was born in Fife. Has written some songs in the past for Gerry Rafferty and also worked with Lindisfarne.

Nice to hear a country folk musician from Scotland. Reminds me a bit of John Denver? A Long Time Ago is a nice track from that live BBC iPLayer recording.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIxqk_7ekm4

He's doing a few small gigs around scotland in the coming weeks, wish I could get along to one of those!

Does a good Bob Dylan cover as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg34Cid0Iy0
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danjersey
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
2450 Posts

Posted - 09/18/2017 :  17:30:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
this, and how it pounds


https://youtu.be/VB1jFZojtZI

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OLDMANOTY
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
452 Posts

Posted - 11/18/2017 :  14:17:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bent Knee - Land Animal. Really liked their album 'Shiny Eyed Babies' from a few years ago.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocn0gkJ2sMY

Protomartyr - A Private Understanding. New to me this band - the album this is from reminds me of early 80's post punk/gothy stuff, but sounds fresh.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWdLpIITqsQ



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Bedbug
= Cult of Ray =

751 Posts

Posted - 11/20/2017 :  11:24:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Holydrug Couple
Particularly Concorde
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Bedbug
= Cult of Ray =

751 Posts

Posted - 11/21/2017 :  06:18:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For all you wEEn fans like myself, there is an amazing quality upload of an amazing show 11-3-17 at Stubbs Austin.

This is amazing stuff, and shows how amazing wEEn continues to be 100 years later.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fiWQgOy7dc
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2512 Posts

Posted - 12/09/2017 :  06:19:49  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This new indie band from Leeds called Drahla are pretty cool, pronounced Dray-la. She does the whole talky singing thing well, they call it lo-fi.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYDq4LTAwD8

Sound quality on this this live set is a but muffled but it's still worth watching.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfZNwHYYuww&t=923s
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2512 Posts

Posted - 01/12/2018 :  05:05:52  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Kyle Craft is back with a new album. This new track sounds just as good as anything on his 2016 debut album Dolls Of Highland, an album I'd strongly recommend and music that I think would resonate with FB fans. Music to drink whisky to.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzuR4o5_V60

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMoM7OLh8Rw

Edited by - pot on 01/12/2018 05:08:02
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2512 Posts

Posted - 01/12/2018 :  11:39:33  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'll have some of that black willow in my pipe, smooth..

Loma. New album coming out soon as well

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4yA8zM0ifY
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The Maharal
= Cult of Ray =

689 Posts

Posted - 01/13/2018 :  02:03:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Today I have listened to some Del Shannon and then some Cheap Trick. Love Shannon - all these really bitter songs made into something tremendously fun.
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2512 Posts

Posted - 01/14/2018 :  22:34:43  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Stuart Maconie had these guys in the studio last night for a session, on the Freak Show.

Xylouris White. New album coming out soon. Can't find the track they played last, but this one is nearly as good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lb5lRExLjbQ
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danjersey
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
2450 Posts

Posted - 01/23/2018 :  19:52:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jawbreaker cover
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uxT0z-TDEk
Accident prone
great great song sung all the more great
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Stevio10
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
695 Posts

Posted - 01/29/2018 :  02:51:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TarTar

As far as Flying Nun bands go, in addition to The Clean and The Gordons, anyone who likes Frank Black/Pixies should also check out The Chills, The Verlaines, Tall Dwarfs, and The Bats.

The Dead C had a release or two on there. Their work is decidedly not for everyone, but undeniably unique. Their new album, Trouble, is actually quite excellent for those who like noise and free improvisation.

I am properly listening to This Heat's first record. I really got into Deceit about 7 years ago and totally overlooked this album. I can't believe it was released in 1979. Seems so ahead of the game.



My life is dirt but you seem to make it cleaner... reduce my felony to a misdemeanor




These are phenomenal recommendations! Thank you, the Bats are probably my favourite of them so far.
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2512 Posts

Posted - 02/03/2018 :  08:30:25  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
David Duchnovny has a new album out next week! lol

Therefore, I had to get on YouTube and have a listen and found this. I don't think it's very good, but if you listen to track 2. Does it remind anyone else of Frank Black?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aduLkLECjIY
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Bedbug
= Cult of Ray =

751 Posts

Posted - 02/03/2018 :  08:48:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by pot

David Duchnovny has a new album out next week! lol

Therefore, I had to get on YouTube and have a listen and found this. I don't think it's very good, but if you listen to track 2. Does it remind anyone else of Frank Black?

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



I thoroughly enjoyed that, thanks pot!

Yes I thought the second song could have been a C-side from FMRM or Honeycomb.

Great to see everybodyís doing it!
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2512 Posts

Posted - 02/04/2018 :  13:09:32  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Really liked EMA's 2012 album Past Life Martyred but I never paid any attention to her after that. Turns out she's still bringing out great music.

I joined Apple Music for the three month trial, which is quite a nice trial period where you can basically listen to anything you want for free! So I'm using the opportunity to catch up on things I might have missed recently.

Her new EP Outtakes From Exile is some of the best stuff she's ever done, an extenstion to her album from last year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wlu0CrySqOw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=072osCc5Vy8

20 minute long track on there too that's well worth a listen



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danjersey
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
2450 Posts

Posted - 02/06/2018 :  19:27:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Soul sold as Pop! Either way it ainít disco
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNfFZULPcgk
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2512 Posts

Posted - 02/09/2018 :  07:32:46  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The new MGMT album's pretty good. Lot's a fun, catchy tunes. This one's totally out of the 80's

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UX9Q46mNFQ
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2512 Posts

Posted - 02/09/2018 :  20:36:58  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Just listening to the new Richard Thompson album(s) Acoustic rarities. Don't know why it's called rarities because there are a few tracks on there that are rerecordings of some of his early work with Linda Thompson, which is quite well known to most who know Richard Thompson.

Proper folk music for non-Ed Sheeran fans.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbuoofHAxIE
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Bedbug
= Cult of Ray =

751 Posts

Posted - 02/12/2018 :  04:23:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Every now and again I listen to "Underwater" by Mary's Danish.


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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2512 Posts

Posted - 02/13/2018 :  00:14:44  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Decided to trial Apple Music for three months, a pretty nice trial deal I think. Gives you free access to just about every album ever released in the history of albums, as well as instant streaming access to brand new material. Might consider subscribing at the end of it, pretty good value I think for £10 per month. Gone are the days of having to listen to new albums on the headphones in HMV, while inevitably dying for a slash.

Peter Kernel have a new album coming out soon and some of the new tracks of that are sounding pretty good, eg. Kanada. They're from Canada by the way.

They've always been a bit experimental, but not so much that it's boring. I'm listening to their first album from 2008 How To Perform At A Funeral and the track Shoot Back has a definite Pixies influence to it. Aris does a very good impression of some of the varied singing styles of Black Francis quite well also on the track Happy To See You, in fact if one was none the wiser one might be fooled into thinking it was TMH:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujMrdfaveM8

There's a limit to what you can find to listen to on YouTube.


Edited by - pot on 02/13/2018 00:24:57
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Bedbug
= Cult of Ray =

751 Posts

Posted - 02/13/2018 :  05:07:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by pot

Decided to trial Apple Music for three months, a pretty nice trial deal I think. Gives you free access to just about every album ever released in the history of albums, as well as instant streaming access to brand new material. Might consider subscribing at the end of it, pretty good value I think for £10 per month. Gone are the days of having to listen to new albums on the headphones in HMV, while inevitably dying for a slash.

Peter Kernel have a new album coming out soon and some of the new tracks of that are sounding pretty good, eg. Kanada. They're from Canada by the way.

They've always been a bit experimental, but not so much that it's boring. I'm listening to their first album from 2008 How To Perform At A Funeral and the track Shoot Back has a definite Pixies influence to it. Aris does a very good impression of some of the varied singing styles of Black Francis quite well also on the track Happy To See You, in fact if one was none the wiser one might be fooled into thinking it was TMH:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujMrdfaveM8

There's a limit to what you can find to listen to on YouTube.






Yeah, Iíve been doing Apple for a few years now, probably wonít change.

They are lacking a lot of FBF stuff though. Like no Christmass??? Are you kidding??
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Bedbug
= Cult of Ray =

751 Posts

Posted - 02/13/2018 :  05:09:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There should be an FBF app that you can listen to his entire discography and his entire live performances.

Who can do that for us?
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

United Kingdom
2512 Posts

Posted - 02/13/2018 :  07:06:28  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug

Yeah, Iíve been doing Apple for a few years now, probably wonít change.

They are lacking a lot of FBF stuff though. Like no Christmass??? Are you kidding??



Luckily I bought practically the entier FBF + C backcatalogue 10 years ago on iTunes. Most of the albums were going for about £4.74 a pop, and I used to have money.

Then Apple wanted to charge me more money to get the same albums (I'd just paid hundreds of quid for) on 256kbps and DRM free, and that's when I told them where they can shove their iTunes.

Are you allowed to drop albums on to your iPod without buying them using this deal? I'm about to sell my 5 year old 160GB iPod Classic and invest some of the money I get back in a 128GB Micro SD card. Can't be bothered with the click wheel, it might have been good 15 years ago but it's a pain in the arse now. I still have my 8GB 2nd gen iPod touch but I don't imagine that can sync to Apple music.

That's the thing about Apple, they're quite good but at the same time they're a bunch of wanks when it comes to software obsolescence.

Edited by - pot on 02/13/2018 07:07:25
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Bedbug
= Cult of Ray =

751 Posts

Posted - 02/13/2018 :  11:49:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Apple... Amazon.... I guess that's all there really is in the world.

Makes me think about what great antiquity apples and the Amazon have.
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OLDMANOTY
= Cult of Ray =

United Kingdom
452 Posts

Posted - 02/24/2018 :  12:33:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
'Interplanetary Class Classics' by Moonlandingz is a fun listen.
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tisasawath
= Cult of Ray =

Wallis and Futuna Islands
754 Posts

Posted - 02/24/2018 :  22:43:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by pot

The new MGMT album's pretty good. Lot's a fun, catchy tunes. This one's totally out of the 80's

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UX9Q46mNFQ



bestest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AD2SIQe3q08
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