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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

Iceland
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Posted - 02/02/2023 :  12:33:59  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I Want To Grow Up is even better than Cool (Colleen Green) Stick these albums on your headphones and go for a walk on a summer day. Maybe she gets better as we go back in time?

Weird also to think that I have a step-sister in law called Colleen Brown who lives in Florida
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

Iceland
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Posted - 02/05/2023 :  07:25:39  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Strongly recommend you get your lugs round the new band project by Graham Coxon and Rose Elinor Dougall - The Waeve - like nothing I've heard for a while - strangely atmospheric song writing - sounds like something from an undiscovered 70's archive - Sunday chill out zone
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

Iceland
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Posted - 02/21/2023 :  14:55:02  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Billy by Horsegirl is the most sublime piece of early 90ís(esque) shoe gaze lol-if feedback frenzy Iíve heard for ages

Their debut album is worth a listen too - lots of Sonic Youth and general indie grunge shoegaze lovelies in there - just out last year + they also just released some weird early demo album thatís about as weird and experimental as you could image - just sounds like them messing about in the studio half pissed or stoned or something - somehow though the complete and utter steaming pile of random, unharmonious garbage they came up there is strangely alluring nonetheless

Whatís with the current trend in bands deliberately singing unharmoniously, or out of tune but yet it sounds so good and why?

Itís not a new thing by any stretch this but loads of new stuff Iím getting into is like this
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

Iceland
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Posted - 02/24/2023 :  06:33:11  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Material Condition by The Stroppies sounds like it could be a lost Bossa nova track
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

Iceland
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Posted - 03/24/2023 :  08:37:02  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I just bagged me a ticket to see the legend Richard Thompson play in Edinburgh in June - been waiting for years for him to come back to Scotland (never seen him before) Been listening to his albums all day he really is a talented and diverse folk musician - just listening to 1000 Years of Popular Music (2006) and there's this jazzy woman singing on some of the songs - don't know who she is but she's got incredibly soulful and husky tones
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

Iceland
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Posted - 03/25/2023 :  04:39:16  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Really turning out to be a good year for music so far - this new 80's electro pop synth wave dark wave De-vo Ultravox esque from Seattle (Telehealth) only got three tracks out so far but they're all bangers - No Time Lost has more darker tones and beautiful melody - this one here is more bouncy and highly infectious (recommend not watching the video and just listening to it - hope they didn't waste too much money on that garbage - really spoils the song IMO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df4jCit5MVg

Edited by - pot on 03/25/2023 04:41:37
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

Iceland
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Posted - 04/28/2023 :  13:16:15  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Jim E. Brown

What a class act

Thank the algorithms for bringing the music of Jim E Brown into my life

Seriously though, the guy is a fucking chump ! This barfly act he is putting on doesn't really work that well and it's the band you have to listen to here really

There seems to be a splurge of new bands coming out these days featuring deliberately terrible vocalists - the worse they are the better - although that is slightly unfair because I think behind some of them there is real talent required to actually do that and make it feel authentic - like Hotel Lux and whoever their vocalist is

Was it Mark E Smith who started all this ? or Eddie Argos ? or even Frank Black

Why does sounding shit sound so good sometimes ? Why am I more drawn to dischordant music than perfectly produced note perfect garbage like Adele or Sam Smith

Anyway all his/their stuff is worth checking - Nausea is a good album - the band who consist of a basist, keyboardist and drummer really are an odd looking bunch like a Sparks tribute band or something - and at times they play the oddest but still somehow interesting to listen to music ! like something from an 80's Children's TV show about Science or something

You get 2/3 of the way through this album (Nausea) and all the bizarre self-deprecating humour etc and then they just throw this one in: Kiss Me Once, Kiss Me Twice and suddenly they are playing this absolutely gorgeous slightly (The) Cure-esque synth ballad from the 80's - could easily be Robert Smith singing there at the start - is this a cover I'm not sure?

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

Next tune on the album is a cover of Oh Sweet Nuthin by The Velvs which is also not a bad cover actually !

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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

Iceland
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Posted - 05/14/2023 :  00:50:46  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
New Alison Goldfrapp album is really dancy - donít know why she has gone solo (I guess itís just a natural progression) but the songs still retain the general ouvre of Goldfrapp so I dunno why she just didnít release it as a Goldfrapp album ? Anyway lots of nice, velvety synths and vocals as you would expect
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

Iceland
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Posted - 06/05/2023 :  00:30:21  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Can't get enough of MUNA these days - synth rock band from LA been going for a few years now and three albums down

Really catchy funky 80's style - watched a few live recordings and it's like watching The Bangles or something from the 80's - love the keyboardist/bass player with the big frizzy hair she's straight out of a Prince video

Better than Haim (which isn't hard - they got about one song)
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Arm Arm Arm
* Dog in the Sand *

1025 Posts

Posted - 06/05/2023 :  17:23:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Clutch Ė†Psychic Warfare
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

Iceland
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Posted - 07/04/2023 :  05:46:50  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I really like the new Blur song St Charles Square - unusual for me to say something like that as I've always though they were a bit average

I'm getting kind of Trompe le Monde/Pixies vibes from it though ? Anyone else think that ?
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

Iceland
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Posted - 07/21/2023 :  11:14:03  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
There must be an indie rock band factory in America somewhere churning out Gen Z bands playing stuff like the bands from the 90's these days

Momma - what a terrible name for a band

Household Name is a pretty decent album though - you can hear the Smashing Pumpkins and Sonic Youth influences in there - remind me of Big Deal now split also from CA and they had a simirly feel-good grungy shoegaze summer vibe

Playing live they come across like an American High School band playing at their final year Prom but credit where due they seem to be writing some good tunes and they can play their instruments
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Arm Arm Arm
* Dog in the Sand *

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Posted - 09/24/2023 :  12:54:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Van Halen, first six albums with Roth - fantastic.

Wagner's Ring Cycle, 14 disc box set, taking my time with this, two discs in and it's quite good. The end of disc two feels like an ending unto itslef and there's 12 discs to go...!

Cheers
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Arm Arm Arm
* Dog in the Sand *

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Posted - 09/24/2023 :  12:57:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I can't believe what a great band Van Halen was, Eddie's fantastic yet succinct playing and songwriting, the brother bond with the drums, Michael Anthony's harmony and of course the vaudeville of Roth, somehow it all works and is so different from other hard rock acts.

The production of these recrods is great as well, not dated sounding at all. They're a damn fun band..! Much like Zeppelin's Rock-n-Roll, and Pixies Rock Music embody their subject, so too with VH's Beautiful Girls.

And the album's are a tribute to brevity, around 30 mins. Here's to short albums!

Cheers
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The Maharal
= Cult of Ray =

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Posted - 11/04/2023 :  04:50:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Right now this Mark Mulcahy performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69Dqgc3Cs_g&ab_channel=PasteMagazine

He's a great singer. Hopefully he tours Europe so I can see him live.

Earlier I discovered The Replacements and Tom Waits got together for a drunken session back in the day:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mixLAwf-eh4&ab_channel=TheReplacements-Topic

Also I went to see PJ Harvey in concert last week, what a performer. Great new album too.
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Stevio10
* Dog in the Sand *

United Kingdom
1044 Posts

Posted - 11/04/2023 :  05:22:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Maharal

Right now this Mark Mulcahy performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69Dqgc3Cs_g&ab_channel=PasteMagazine

He's a great singer. Hopefully he tours Europe so I can see him live.

Earlier I discovered The Replacements and Tom Waits got together for a drunken session back in the day:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mixLAwf-eh4&ab_channel=TheReplacements-Topic

Also I went to see PJ Harvey in concert last week, what a performer. Great new album too.




Saw Mark Mulcahy with Miracle Legion reunion tour in 2016, they were great. Love his solo albums.
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Arm Arm Arm
* Dog in the Sand *

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Posted - 11/13/2023 :  17:59:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A random mix of Chopin, Liszt and Scarlotti. And I'm through the first four discs of Wagner's Ring; just what an incredible, epic experience. It already feels like a natural epic conclusion and I'm not quite a third through the experience. One of the best box sets I've ever purchased.

Van Halen with Roth still holds my attention in the rock world, along with some live Zeppelin from '73 and Queens of the Stone Age's new one and Joe Satriani's most recent album, The Elephants of Mars which is just an incredible album full of unexpected changes and an amazing flow.

Cheers
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Bedbug
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Posted - 11/21/2023 :  16:57:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you guys have the time and ambivalence could you give me your honest opinion about a song called ďDoiní ItĒ by Mike Vallely and the Complete Disasters?

Iíve been discussing this song with some people and opinions are strong

Thanks in advance
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

Iceland
3822 Posts

Posted - 11/21/2023 :  23:27:24  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
So many of these commercialish manufactured indie bands with female lead singers these days coming out of America - a lot of them if you see them play live they come across a bit like a prom band but otherwise you can't fault the production and sound of some of their studio recordings

Days Move Slow and A Love Profound from the new Bully album recreate the whole 90's indie rock/shoegaze/grunge sound really well (but her vocals get a bit tiring after a while - that said though the dreamy wishy washy vocals against the dirty scrunchy guitars just works so well - what is it that makes this combination of sounds so pleasing?)
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

Iceland
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Posted - 11/22/2023 :  00:21:56  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug

If you guys have the time and ambivalence could you give me your honest opinion about a song called ďDoiní ItĒ by Mike Vallely and the Complete Disasters?

Iíve been discussing this song with some people and opinions are strong

Thanks in advance



Didn't think much but Ratboy sound quite interesting
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Arm Arm Arm
* Dog in the Sand *

1025 Posts

Posted - 11/24/2023 :  10:41:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bedbug

If you guys have the time and ambivalence could you give me your honest opinion about a song called ďDoiní ItĒ by Mike Vallely and the Complete Disasters?

Iíve been discussing this song with some people and opinions are strong

Thanks in advance



I don't know. Some music takes multiple listens for me to get or appreciate it. Initial impression: Riff reminds me just a tiny bit of Soundgarden, Outshined. Sometimes I like the singer's voice other moments it's annoying. It feels like early 90s rock, which I like quite a bit - I love Pearl Jam - but I'm not sure what to make of this, feels like a bit of other bands stitched together. Which sounds insulting; which I'm not trying to be.

I can see this being played on rock radio and getting tired of hearing it at bars or the random times I hear the radio.

Performance wise it's all good, nothing stands out that amazes me; it also goes on a bit too long for my taste.

The whole verse after the solo and the spoken word interlude seems too much so by the time it gets to the outro I've had enough. It's better than things played on local radio but then...most local rock radio that isn't the indy colelge station is a mix of classic rock everyone's heard way too much of and awful sound music like Stained (sp?) or...I don't even know really I just don't like whenever I'm listening to the big radio stations. NIckelback? Blehh.


It's better than that but goes on too long.

I guess mixed feelings on it, nothing amazing to make me want to hear more but nothing terrible that I had to stop it halfway. Left me curious to hear it again another time and see what to make of it or to hear what their other tunes sound like.

Mixed feelings is a good way to sum it up.
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Bedbug
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Posted - 11/30/2023 :  09:02:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks pot and arm3 for your feedback.

I put the song in the so bad it's good category
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pot
> Teenager of the Year <

Iceland
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Posted - 11/30/2023 :  12:03:03  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm giving it another spin to see if I hear something new second time which is often the case
Reminds me of something from the past - got a bit of a rock/metal of the late 80's/early 90's feel about it
It's like the Beastie Boys but they're fighting for their right to get stoned and chill out (which arguably can also be a form of partying)
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