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obscurantist
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posted 19 April 2006 07:40 PM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Continued from here.

Albums I've been listening to recently:

Skydiggers - self-titled (1990). Canadian folk-rock somewhere between 54/40 and Blue Rodeo; contains the song "I Will Give You Everything". Good soundtrack for breakups, be they romantic, political, or otherwise.

Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968). "And the love that loves the love that loves the love that loves the love that loves to love the love that loves to love the love that loves...."

The Finn Brothers - Everyone Is Here (2004). Great colourful pop from the folks who brought you Split Enz and Crowded House. Thanks to Scott P. for the recommendation in an earlier thread.

Caesars - 39 Minutes of Bliss (In An Otherwise Meaningless World). Sloppy, depraved, melodic garage rock at its best.


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posted 27 April 2006 07:24 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I'm so depressed by Harpoon's sellout of of the forest industry (and who knows what else he'll give to the Amerikans down the road) that I'm listening to the original Broadway cast recording of HAIR, on headphones, turned up loud.
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posted 27 April 2006 07:48 PM      Profile for SavageInTheCity     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
A local radio station today played "Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice. Followed it up with Cant Touch This, MC Hammer.....

I am sooooo glad I was 9 when those songs came out.....


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posted 28 April 2006 11:48 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I'm listening to someone I haven't heard since the 1970's - Jose Feliciano. Currently have on "Light My Fire". I like the Door's version best (heard it live in Ottawa a few decades ago), but, geez, Feliciano is good, too.
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posted 29 April 2006 01:20 AM      Profile for FabFabian        Edit/Delete Post
I've been listening to the Kaiser Chiefs.
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posted 29 April 2006 08:33 AM      Profile for Stargazer     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
The Black Angels - Passover (these guys are doing a tour with Vancouver's Pink Mountaintops)

Eighteen Wheels Burning

Stone in Eygypt - Swinging Dead in Summertime

Mountain Mirrors

Le Fleur de Lys

Noir Desir


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posted 29 April 2006 10:48 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Hey, the other night I heard a Eurythmics song from the 80's that I haven't heard in years - "I Need A Man". It's been in my head at intervals ever since!
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Oh god, thanks Micehelle. Now that song is stuck in my head too.
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Oh god, thanks Micehelle. Now that song is stuck in my head too.
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posted 30 April 2006 05:41 PM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin ('99)
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posted 30 April 2006 05:46 PM      Profile for ejs     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
patti smith - easter
john zorn & bill frissel - live
diamanda galas - plague mass

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"Photographs and Memories" - Jim Croce. Haven't listened to this album in about ten years. Have two albums to follow - "Rascals in Retrospect" (formerly Young Rascals), and "Legend", Bob Marley and the Wailers. Hope I get the new place, will be able to play this stuff full blast.
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quote:
Originally posted by Yossarian:
Thanks to Scott P. for the recommendation in an earlier thread.

No sweat. If you like The Skydiggers, you'll want to order their new collaborative disc with The Cash Brothers. You'll find it at either group's website.

At the moment, I can't seem to take Jackson Browne's "Solo Acoustic, Volume 1" out of my CD drive. I hadn't thought much of his last two discs (at least in comparison to his earlier work), but I suppose that I just didn't catch all of the words. The versions of newer material contained here stand up well alongside "Fountain of Sorrow" and "These Days" (which, we learn, was written when he was just 16).


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I've been on an Eno binge all day.

A Small Plot of Landthe slow version produced and composed by Bowie and Eno.

Modern Day Babylon (Little Ax) Finger on the Trigger

FadeawayYungchen Lhamo

Guo Yue

Cool August MoonEno, Aurturo Stalteri
Materiali Sonore, Maso (CD)


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Drat! I wish I still had my old Dr. John (The Night Tripper) albums - a friend saw him at New Orlean's Jazzfest recently. I saw Dr. John at Le Hibou in Ottawa about 35 years ago.
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Feeling tired so wanted to listen to something light: I have on "The Best of the Irish Rovers" (1972). I've forgotten how much fun these guys are. I miss their TV show.

Tracks include: The Unicorn; The Biplane, Evermore. Great stuff.


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I love Dr. John, too.

Have you heard him sing along with Rickie Lee Jones their version of "Makin' Whoopee"?
It's dee-lightful.

It's always fun to find snippets of some of your favorite composers playing with another one of your fav's. Like I heard a really rare treat from Luscious Jackson and P.J. Harvey; I made a copy of it but it obviously wasn't mastered very well -- it's an old recording with lots of 'pops' and scratches on it; and it's kind of "bent on weird" - so rare that i downloaded it b'fore I got the name; but it's still eerily good.

I LOVE those creepy kind of 'Yo La Tengo' soft, easy on the ears ballad's. Which reminds me, have you heard "Demons" by them? Really good. Especially if you like haunting melodies.

I like PJ Harvey's stuff too, alone. And the same with Luscious jackson; although their style's are different.

Rickie Lee reminds me of a female version of "Van Morrison." I've never heard anybody say that; but just listen and you can see the similarity; the style; ect. Love 'em both.
Although to me she became more progressive in her venturing into a free-style, anything goes kind of jazz-schemic change during the mid eighties, especially with the release of "The Magazine" and "Pirates." But with songs like "Juke Box Fury" you can hear the reminiscent, soulful coughings of an old Van Morrison song.

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Haven't heard that one. I used to have Dr. John's early album called (I think) "gris-gris", and then a few after. I think I might order some Dr. John cd's.
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deleted post I shouldn't push my musical interests on other people. sorry

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Old Maria Callas arias my mother, the music snob, still had. My mom is a retired opera singer and thinks all the "young" singers (Pavarotti and Jessie Norman are "young" according to her) have no talent.
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Saul Williams.... he toured with Nine Inch Nails.... the guy is amazing.
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Matthew Barber -- Sweet Nothing

Good meat-and-potatoes straightforward guitar-rock-pop-blues, from the other half of the musical family that also includes Jill Barber.


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Today I'm on a Doors kick, being almost through the book "Jim Morrison: Life, Death, Legend"

Also listening to King Black Acid and some more great French music I have found.


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fun topic! ever since the 3 hour drive back to saskatoon from the ness creek music fest last summer, i have been totally obsessed with the Kings of Leon, both albums "a ha shake heartbreak" and "Youth & Young Manhood" as well as Death from Above 1979's " You're a Woman, I'm A Machiine" and the killer remix of it "Romance Bloody Romance" which have only been seriously challenged for top spot by Neil Diamond's "12 Songs" produced by Rick Rubin and is phenomenal. And now, with the recent aquisition of a nano, and a sweet new touring bike, Kraftwerk's "tour de france" soundtrack masterpiece.

duely noted is the "secret weapon" that a buddy of mine brought over by Aphrodite's Child, "666", a Vangelis project from the "70's, and prog rock heaven!

ween's country album "12 Golden Country Greats" is guaranteed to make whatever you are drinking shoot straight out of your nose

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A band from the 60's and 70's that I listen to a lot are Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels (later shortened to just "Detroit with Mitch Ryder"). Powerhouse rock. Listen to their cd in my truck almost daily.

Home page: http://www.mitchryder.de/
Discography: http://www.mitchryder.de/discography-1.php

ETA: I saw this band perform at Wonderland (I think that's the name) in London, Ontario, also saw the MC5 (they sucked), and Little Richard (he was fantastic!!!). I think Mitch Ryder and Detroit were the best powerhouse rock I've ever heard.

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I had the good fortune to see Mitch Ryder at the El Mocambo in Toronto many moons ago. We smuggled in a bottle of tequila and were sharing it with the band while they were playing. Those were the days (sigh).

Lately I've returned to listening to 60s rock - Animals, Troggs, Donovan, Beatles, Airplane, - because I started up a garage band jam that gets together every other week in my living room.


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posted 06 May 2006 02:27 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Ohhhhh..... I love 60's rock. Wish I could listen in to your garage band.
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posted 06 May 2006 05:01 PM      Profile for Polunatic2   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I'll let you know if we start podcasting.
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posted 06 May 2006 05:25 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
You should! You definitely should!
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To be honest, I was just kidding about the podcasts. We're doing this for our own selfish enjoyment, haven't played for any audiences and are still looking for a singer.

But who knows what lies ahead in the future! Especially after watching "School of Rock" on tv last night.


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Oh, I loved School of Rock! Seen it at least four times.

On headphones, now, loud: George Harrion's "My Sweet Lord" from 'All Things Must Pass'. Wish I had his "Concert For Bangladesh LP. Now listening to "Wah Wah", loud, wow. Great stuff.


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I loaned someone my DVD of the George Harrison tribute at Albert's Hall a year after his death. Just thinking today that I want it back.

It is phenomenal. First Ravi Shankar's orchestra with an amazing piece written for the occasion and then the tribute band with Eric Clapton, Harrison's son, Ringo, Paul and a whole bunch of others who played with Harrison during his career doing his songs.

I think it's the only time Starr and McCartney played together since the breakup of the Beatles.


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quote:
Originally posted by Polunatic2:
I loaned someone my DVD of the George Harrison tribute at Albert Hall a year after his death. Just thinking today that I want it back.

I'll look to see if it's on CD. Sounds great. Ravi Shankar has always been an incredible musician.


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I think Shankar wrote the piece, but his daughter played and conducted the orchestra while Ravi sat back and enjoyed.
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I've been digging Danny Gatton for the last few weeks and now local Tele man Mitch Merrett. I'm certainly not in to C + W as a general rule but their pickin' techniques are stunning.
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I made this killer compilation with the following bands:

Death From Above 1979
Metrics
LCD Soundsystems
Bloc Party
DK8
The Crystal method
Hippiehaus
Primal Scream
Lords of Acid
DJ Dara

all songs contain remixes of the bands above.


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quote:
Originally posted by Stargazer:
I made this killer compilation with the following bands:

Death From Above 1979
Metrics
LCD Soundsystems
Bloc Party
DK8
The Crystal method
Hippiehaus
Primal Scream
Lords of Acid
DJ Dara

all songs contain remixes of the bands above.



Never heard of any of them.


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Feeling mellow, so am listening to Carole King: The Carnegie Hall Concert, 1971. All her classics.
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Midnight Oil 20,000 Watt RSL. A great collection! I recently heard an Australian anarchist call Oils lead singer turned labour MP Peter Garrett a 'sell out'. Piss off! I have also been listening repeatedly to 'The Future' by Leonard Cohen not technically 'political' but I think someone up on Mount Baldy told him what was coming. But hah! "democracy is coming to the USA"
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I've got "The Future" along with a few ov his others in my car. I love it, but when these lines play:


give me crack, anal sex
take the only tree that's left
stuff it up the hole in your culture

my little (burgeoning thirteen year old) boy always looks at me funny.

I think the line "there is a crack, in everything..."is one of the most provocative musical lyrics ever written. Only limited to or by one's imagination, though. Ov course.

kind of sums up all of the Castaneda books; from the "Teachings" to "Journey to Itxlan"...and that being the Corporation name that of all people Oliver Stone calls his Prod. co...or picture co.(Itxlan Productions, or Pictures) can't remember. (?) Maybe that is why he uses so much of Leonard's music in his movies.

"Democracy" should be our new anthem. Can you imagine them playing that before the superbowl?

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I haven't listened to The Future in a while. Will have to listen to the lyrics again closer. At any rate, I'm a big fan of Cohen's early recordings (up to "The Future" I suppose...). I'm listening to early Gordon Lightfoot this weekend - love his voice.

ETA: something I shared here before, and on TOL today, so I'll repeat it here again: most here know that I'm also very hard of hearing - almost totally deaf. I was born with 40% hearing; it improves to almost 55% with a good hearing aid. Consequently, I almost never get the lyrics in songs - listening to singing is listening to music for me - the lyrics are simply another instrument, of which the sounds are paramount to me, not the lyrics themselves. In other words, I'm humming along to the sound of a person's singing - not the lyrics themselves.

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The Legendary Pink Dots - The Ballads.

I hadn't really paid attention too much to this band but got tickets to see them anyways and I really like them. Sort of like Dead Can Dance mixed with the Swans only nicer vocals. Gothic psychedelica.


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Brak Show - Thunderclees Rap

Not going to lie, guys. This was a helluva good episode of a ridiculously silly show. The highlight of it was either the Thunderclees or the Rap Store Guy rap.

"War?! It's good for me! What's my name?
*female chorus* THUNDERCLEeS!"


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My daughter gave me a cd by the Metric to listen to. Not bad, kinda moody but a couple of decent rockin' tunes too. Bit of a raw edge, but not as raw as the White Stripes and Jack White's musical version of the 'distill' art form. There's even a bit of sythesizer at work in Metric.

She also put in David Bowie's greatest hits, and it was funny. The line "Do you remember President Nixon, and the bills you had to pay" I went off on a tangent, thinking of those simple days of Nixon, Breshnev, Mao, Mutually Assured Destruction and quaint scandals involving petty break and enter.


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Metric is pretty good, actually. I'm not a big indie fan...but which album was it? Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? is my favourite by them. Just a good solid rockin' album.

I've got the Monty Python best of hits stuck on the Galaxy Song for a few rounds. It's one of my favourite songs because the context in which it was presented in Meaning of Life was so inane. Next up is my Paradise Mix.

Paradise City G&R
Cheeseburger in Paradise Jimmy Buffett
Paradise John Prine
Sex In Paradise Red Elvises
Amish Paradise Weird Al
Gangster Paradise
Paradise by the Dash Board Light by Meat Loaf

Just something fun to listen to.


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I've listened to music three times this calander year by choice. I used to listen 24/7. I started an experiment to see how not listening to music may allow for a greater amount of balance in my life. I always became so emotional when listening. Results are great. I've found a little more balance.
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I heard a commercial yesterday. It was I think an ad for Wendy's new menu (Wendy's is a fast food chain not unlike McDonalds, Burger Kind JIC you didn't know) The song was Steppenwolf's "Magic Carpet Ride". You know it's like old songs are the greatest songs; all the old Beatles songs; Dylan, Stones, The Airplane, The Doors; and back in the late sixties early seventies if John Kay had "sold out" his song for a handsome paycheck back in the day in order for his song to be played for millions of people to be encouraged to go to Wendy's to check out the new menu; he would have been extricated and read the riot act, in no uncertain terms. At the very least he would have been written up and considered as a sell out in the music mags and/or business of the day.

I just picked up the latest edition of the "Rolling Stone" it is the magazine's 100th edition. The cover alone was worth what I paid for it. But back to the original; I was appalled to hear whoever that was covering the Steppenwolf tune for that commercial.

My how things have changed.

Tonight I'm listening to a song from "Twelfth Knight" I don't know the name of it but it's from Act II, Scene IV. It's from one of my favorite scenes, Sir Toby Belch, the Clown, Andrew and Mistress Maria; they are asking for another "stoupe of wine" as Malvolio sets his jaw and tries to evoke his authority. LOL.

Sir Toby: "To. Out o' tune sir, ye lye: Art any more then a Steward? Dost thou think because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more Cakes and Ale?
Clo. Yes by S[aint]. Anne, and Ginger shall be hotte y'th mouth too

I love all the music in this play. Does anyone else have a favorite Willie the Shake Play? I was thinking of starting a thread aboot it.


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zak that is interesting. I have a friend who is an outgoing fellow, shares a silly sense of humour but is also prone to bouts of melancholia. He can often gauge the onset of his down periods by the music he selects (ie: Joy Division) and he therefore chooses not to listen to it. I am currently listening to New Order, there is a depth and a whimsy to the lyrics. And you can dance.


erroneous, I used to dismiss Shakespeare. I was the 'anti-Shakespeare' and would quote Shaw (paraphrase) 'Shakespeare only wrote what people already knew'. Then I enjoyed a few productions and all this to say Hamlet and the Scottish play.....


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Out of curiosity (I'm probably going to buy it in any event) has anyone here heard Paul Simon's new album yet? What's it like? I understand it's a collaboration with Brian Eno composing the musical accompaniment to Simon's lyrics.

Geez, I can hardly believe it's been six years already since Paul Simon's last album. Guess I should be grateful he didn't wait ten years like he did the last time....


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Can't help at all on the Paul Simon front.

I saw live Wolfmother and Deadboy and the Elephantmen at the Opera House. Great show but people seemed to have no idea what to do with Deadboy and some in TO were very rude.


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Wow! Simon and Eno...interesting.

I didn't know people in Toronto were rude!

I've been listening this weekend to Elliot Smith and some Radiohead. Well the start of the weekend that is. What a loss to lose someone like Elliot Smith. God. When I listen to "needle in the hay" I feel his pain so much; but his guitar playing is so good; his voice is so raw and true. I listened to some Michael Hedges too.

Have a good weekend everybody.


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David Bowie: 'Young Americans'
John Hiatt: 'Memphis in the Meantime'
Spirit of the West: 'And if Venice is Sinking'
The Kinks: 'Long Distance'
The Pretenders: 'Back on the Chain Gang'

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posted 20 May 2006 08:34 AM      Profile for Stargazer     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
I didn't know people in Toronto were rude!


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Two of my favourite albums from 30 - 40 years ago are: Harry Nilsson: "The Point", and Randy Newman: "Sail Away". I'm ordering them on cd. Has anyone else listened to them?
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I'm listening to a way cool concert by the GRAND ORCHESTRE TAARAB DE ZANZIBAR (TANZANIA) recorded by the Beeb at Womad and available here. I'm also capturing the audio stream with this cool freeware recorder, which appears to be programmable, so you can rip streams of webcasts automatically.

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Taarab means many things to many people, but on the Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar it boils down to the breeziest big band dance music you've ever heard. It's essentially an 'island' sound, with historical roots in Egypt and the Arabian Peninsula, to which Zanzibar has been umbilically tied by trade winds and Muslim sultanates for centuries, and the black African culture of mainland East Africa Banks of swelling violins, a delicately tinkling qanun or Arabic zither, a plucking 'ud or lute, gently lilting bongo and dumbak drums, rousing vocals and wheezing accordions all conspire to carry you away on a hot and tropical nor'easterly to a land in which the air is scented with spices, the earth is greener than emerald and the sea is deep, blue and all-encompassing.

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I always feel completely out in left field when I read the music threads on babble. I think I've once ever read someone who listens to something I would ever listen to (that said I quite like Metric lately). Maybe it's an in-between-generation thing or a me thing, but this week I'm listening to new work by,
Hungry Lucy
Rezonance
Juliet
MESH
VNV Nation
The Beautiful South
Ladytron
Goldfrapp
Client
Mobius Band
Pink Grease
Placebo
Technoir

It changes week to week but that's coursing through the iPod right now...


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quote:
Originally posted by Charles:
Hungry Lucy
Rezonance
Juliet
MESH
VNV Nation
The Beautiful South
Ladytron
Goldfrapp
Client
Mobius Band
Pink Grease
Placebo
Technoir

I've never heard of any of these. What planet are they from?


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...my point exactly . Many moons apart. S'why I always feel so odd reading the music threads...

(these are purely alternative bands so not shocking you haven't heard of them though The Beautiful South have been around since '89 and was a spin off of that great socialist band the Housemartins...)


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Well, I'm a '49er and most of what I listen to was recorded pre-1980. Them good ole days.
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VNV Nation

One of my favorite bands!! High energy, great beats and I love the deep bass.

Along the same lines as VNV Nation I also love Icon Of Coil and Covenant. Dark Rave music! This stuff is just so dark and high energy.

Infected Mushrooms and Space Cat are also great electro/trance bands that absolutely rule.


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Dance music is almost never remembered, nor are its artists canonized. Very few artists of the disco era are noted in the history of music, with exception of a handful of rock, soul or funk crossovers - and their disco exploits are generally viewed as coasting at best, and as career lows more often.

In short, there's nothing particularly wrong with doing drugs and dancing all night, but there's nothing particularly revolutionary about it, either.

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I don't know if the dance music and drugs have to go hand in hand but for the most part they seem to. It's something about the music. I haven't figured out the answer to the drugs/dance music equation yet.
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I'm not sure if the "dance music" discussion is in regard to my list, but I don't listen to dance music. I fact though when I went to clubs I liked to, well, dance to dance music, but I never realy understood actively listening to it, unless it was to run to or something. Stargazer's mentioning of "beats" means more the energy or propulsion one may feel from certain kinds of electronic music than necessarily ones ability to dance to it. Not to split hairs but as a fan of electronic music, but not someone who enjoys dance music it's an important distinction...
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I agree, it is. I think that's why I am so enamored of the dark wave music. It is the bass that gets me. I even saw VNV live when they played the Kathedral at one of the Dark Raves.

I used 'dance' music because it is a lot easier a term for people who may not be too savvy about the differences between the genres.


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No kidding. I haven't a clue what 'dark wave music' is.
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Recently heard the Metric album someone else was mentioning (Old World Underground, etc.) -- yeah! It's a refreshing burst of energy by people who clearly love a lot of different musical styles. Wish I'd discovered them earlier.

Hmm, what else? Liz Phair's '94 album Whip-Smart (another late discovery, not particularly impressed with it -- a monotonously repetitive version of Sheryl Crow, and while I have no problem with the potty mouth, it's no substitute for actual tunes); the High Dials' new War of the Wakening Phantoms; the musical comfort food of OK Computer (Old World Radiohead, where are you now?); and Opera House Lane by Ron Sexsmith and the Uncool (Sexsmith's first band?).


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I listened to Booket T. Washington's Up From Slavery.

Now I'm listening to Erik Larson (The Resounding). Erik is the lead guitarist in Alabama Thunder Pussy and a truly wickedly cool guy.


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Fermin Muguruza - Negu Gorriak 1990-2001

www.muguruzafm.com


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Clearlake - Lido

Debatably unremarkable, but with tunes and turns of phrase to bring a smile to the face of the most jaded Brit-pop fan.

Let that guy from the Libertines (who decided he needed to start another band within a couple of years of becoming famous) get all the attention for slowly destroying himself in public; some people have the time, talent, and inclination to make good songs.


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Debatably unremarkable, but with tunes and turns of phrase to bring a smile to the face of the most jaded Brit-pop fan.

Me ears was burning.

Why o why am I still disappointed with Pulp, somehow? Is it heresy to admit I prefer William Shatner's version of "Common People," because the rancour and vitriol come through so much more clearly?

Questions of the sort which trouble the deeply superficial and the seriously frivolous among us.

ETA:

quote:
Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968). "And the love that loves the love that loves the love that loves the love that loves to love the love that loves to love the love that loves...."

I listen to it once a month, whether I need to or not. Except there's never been a month since 1986 (when I discovered it) I haven't needed to.

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Hey, yesterday I heard a street musician at Union Station singing "Sunshine Superman" and accompanying himself on guitar. He was pretty good! I haven't heard that song in ages and I really enjoyed it.
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Originally posted by 'lance:
Me ears was burning.
And you mean they weren't burning when I posted about an Irish pub possibly being built on the UBC campus? Man, you're slipping.

Yeah... Pulp. I dunno about Pulp. I have a bunch of their albums. They're okay, but a little bit goes a long way. And Shatner definitely gives new life to what in my mind is one of their lesser songs.


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Now listening to Beth Orton's '97 debut album, Trailer Park.
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Trans Am put out a CD titled 'Liberation', which is pretty politically charged. The tune 'Uninvited guests' (availbale at the site linked in MP3 format) is a wonderful tune.

This is me putting it into text from listening to the cd and may not be fully accurate, but it's close. I recommend giving a listen as they did a beautiful job of putting together Bush's voice.


(Cheering)
Our commitment to weapons of Mass desctrution is America's Tradition.
(cheering)
In the battle of Iraq, we've destroyed hospitals and schools.
(cheering)
in this battle we have fought for the cause of the war. When Iraqi civilians look into the faces of our service men and women, they saw planes and missiles that could destroy entire cities. The Iraqi people love their opressors and we will stand with our new leaders of Iraq as they establish a government of, by, and for the American armed forces.
(Oooh and awwing followed by cheering)
Operation Iraqi freedom was carried out with a combination lies and intimidation that the enemy did not expect and the world has not seen before
(cheering)
Violence, tradegy, fear. We have witnessed the arrival of a new era. The beginning and the end of America.


Addit:
Theres a track on the cd called 'Washington DC' which is a 5 second 'If there was ever an excuse for Nuclear War, it's Washington DC'.

Heh, I'm quite enjoying this cd.

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Emmylou Harris - Wrecking Ball
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I have been listening to The Long Way Around by the Dixie Chicks - where they really tell Dubya where to go (Especially on the track "Not Ready to Make Nice") and Bruce Springsteen's new CD of Pete Seeger songs. One song "Mrs. McGrath" reminds me of the war - about a soldier coming home with wooden pegs for legs - in part it led me to seek out my old books on the Vietnam war and wonder why nothing has changed and people do not learn from mistakes?

And I love Wrecking Ball - have you heard her new album with Mark H?


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quote:
Originally posted by JaneyCanuck:
And I love Wrecking Ball - have you heard her new album with Mark H?
Yeah, I just heard the Knopfler / Harris album today. Pretty goood.

Also listened to the new Pearl Jam album, a bit Who-esque. And a few Led Zeppelin songs. Dammit, Lester Bangs was right on the money about those wankers. At least he let them off easy compared to James Taylor....


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I've been listening to some Andrenochrome and right now I'm listening to the psychedelic sounds of Darxtar.
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For those of you who haven't tried it yet, I would certainly reccomend Last FM, a music service that allows you to customise your own personal radio station. I've only had it a week and am definitely hooked.

http://www.last.fm/

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I am listening to a lot more world music on satellite World Music. I love all of it, the African, the Arab, the musical mix of music from around the world, even including the gamelan and the sitar by some truly amazing musicians is fabulous. I never ever get tired of any of it.

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'Under Attack' by The Alarm a band I loved in the eighties. This new album really 'rawks' and the lyrics are uplifting without being corny. I just learned lead singer Mike Peters has, in the last ten years, battled back from lymphoma and leukemia and continued to create. Sometimes stories put life in perspective, inspire me to do my own creative work and to get my eyes out of my bellybutton. I am also listening to Canada's greatest band 54-40. They are even playing my old hometown, Kanata, on July 1st.
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guy, I love Last FM. It's great. If you make a donation you get radio stations that you customize. I still haven't figured out what the orange icon means, as opposed to the blue or red icons. Works well with Winamp, Itunes....

Basically it is a plug-in for your media player and it tracks the music you have listened to and builds weekly charts and also gives you recommendations to other bands based upon your music style. Cool program.

Anyways, yesterday while packing I went on an old school rock trip - Black Sabbath, CCR, Blue Cheer.


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Now onto Neil Young's new album, Living with War.

Good to hear Neil rawkin' out again, and impassioned about current events.

On the other hand, there's a bit of what I call the "Michael Moore effect" but which seems to be true of most politically-themed music: it's not likely to change that many minds.

Critics of Bush can listen to this album and feel a wave of self-righteous indignation, a sense of sadness at what's happened to America whether they live there or not, while hearing some damn good music. Supporters of Bush will listen and say, "Okay, so he doesn't like Bush and thinks the Iraq war was stupid, I get the idea. I guess 'Let's Roll' wasn't really a pro-Dubya manifesto and this guy really is a cheese-eating surrender monkey after all. Whatever."


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Where's the thread where people were discussing that silly National Review piece on "50 Conservative Rock Songs"?

What drivel that list was. The Modern Lovers, a conservative band? It is to snicker.

Anyway, Salon has a funny piece about the Top Ten Liberal Anthems of All Time!

quote:
1. Toby Keith, "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)"
A scathing, ironic indictment of conservatives' use of symbolic language and the violent aftermath (also note the progressive assignation of democracy as a female entity): "Man, it's gonna be hell/ When you hear Momma Freedom start ringin' her bell."

And so forth. Priceless.


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How did I miss this before?

quote:
Originally posted by Yossarian:
Also listened to the new Pearl Jam album, a bit Who-esque. And a few Led Zeppelin songs. Dammit, Lester Bangs was right on the money about those wankers. At least he let them off easy compared to James Taylor....

As ronb once asked me, Yossarian: are you sure you're not me? I too am a major fan of old Lester's writing. I can't think why I haven't yet bought the second, newish (2003? 2004?) collection of his stuff (having practically worn out my copy of Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung).

But something tells me that were he still with us, Lester -- who was, I suspect, fundamentally a sweet-tempered soul, whatever his personal demons -- would have (you should pardon the expression) mellowed on the subject of James Taylor. On the other hand I'd pay good money to see him take on some of the latter-day shucks of the pop-music business.


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Was there also a Babble thread on the conservative-rock-song-article? I remember reading one on the [cue dramatic music] Other site... no, not the old Other site, I mean the newer one... ah, nevermind.

I think there was something to that article. Sure, some of the songs were a big stretch. Like Ben Folds' "Brick" -- first of all, I didn't even KNOW it was about abortion until the article mentioned it, but then I can be thick sometimes. (Thick as a... oh, fergeddit.) And even if it is, what's the message? That sometimes having an abortion can be an emotionally difficult experience for women, and perhaps also for their partners? Well, I'm sure it can be, but that's not a political stance, that's just human feelings.

But "Don't Get Fooled Again" -- that's Orwell, basically. And while Orwell is objectively not a Christofascist by any stretch of the imagination, that hasn't stopped the right from co-opting him. And his socialism was always accompanied by a British sort of conservatism that was temperamental rather than ideological.

And "Taxman"? That's a song by a 26-year-old millionaire who was pissed off that the British government was taxing 19/20ths of his foreign income. Sounds somewhat conservative to me. Ray Davies was also moaning at the time that "the taxman's took my yacht / he's taken everything I've got", though in his case there was a level of irony to it.

The fact is that there ARE a lot of rock songs that can be termed "conservative", for a few particular reasons. One, many rock stars are nouveau-riche millionaires. Two, rock has always been about rebellion, and when everyone around you is singing about peace and love and a new tolerant egalitarian society, maybe that's what you decide to rebel against. Three, the simple lyrical structure of rock music, like the form of satire, is better suited to conservative or reactionary messages than progressive ones.


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And while Orwell is objectively not a Christofascist by any stretch of the imagination, that hasn't stopped the right from co-opting him. And his socialism was always accompanied by a British sort of conservatism that was temperamental rather than ideological.

Though he's a very different sort of writer, Alan Bennett sometimes reminds me of Orwell. He (Bennett) describes his own politics as "a mixture of backward-looking radicalism and conservative socialism."

quote:
And "Taxman"? That's a song by a 26-year-old millionaire who was pissed off that the British government was taxing 19/20ths of his foreign income. Sounds somewhat conservative to me.

Certainly libertarian (and to be pendantic about it, it was 19/20ths of his income over a certain threshold -- which of course at least 19/20ths, and more likely 99/100ths, of the British population never got anywhere near.

I ought to hate that song. I can't think why I don't. Probably because it's a kick-ass rock-and-roll song with plenty of an element that can elevate merely good rock-and-roll songs to great ones -- that is, bile).

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Two, rock has always been about rebellion, and when everyone around you is singing about peace and love and a new tolerant egalitarian society, maybe that's what you decide to rebel against.

Speaking of Lester Bangs -- he was pretty scathing on the subject of hippies, and the duller sort of radicals. But in his case, it wasn't conservatism exactly, more a hatred of cant.

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Three, the simple lyrical structure of rock music, like the form of satire, is better suited to conservative or reactionary messages than progressive ones.

That's -- hmmm, not sure what to say to that. Call this a placeholder; I'll be back.

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That Salon article also has a link to a funny story of Bush's ipod playlist. He's listening to Blackie and the Rodeo Kings? Ewwwwwwww.

Bush's Ipod

Anyway, I've really been into Iron and Wine since seeing them at Sasquatch last week. Gorgeous melodies and lyrics. Also into Sufjan Stevens Illinoise all over again, in anticipation of his new one.

[ 07 June 2006: Message edited by: worker_drone ]


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posted 07 June 2006 11:40 PM      Profile for obscurantist     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by 'lance:
That's -- hmmm, not sure what to say to that. Call this a placeholder; I'll be back.
I kind of rattled that off on my way out the door, so it's a bit of a half-baked idea.

As for "Taxman", I agree, it's the bile that raises the song above being simply George Harrison's exploration of an abstruse point of British income tax policy in a Kinks-esque fashion. And yeah, musically it's great, which is always the more important aspect of a song.

Which brings me around again to the concept of great songs with lousy lyrics. Which brings me around again to Neil Young, and to Lynyrd Skynyrd, one of the more justifiable entries in the list of "conservative" songs. Young's amazing tune and insipid lyrics inspired L.S.'s equally great song and inane words (which in turn inspired Warren Zevon to come up with more interesting words as he borrowed the tune from L.S., just as Young did the same in borrowing another tune from the Rolling Stone[s], and... aaargh!)

quote:
As ronb once asked me, Yossarian: are you sure you're not me?
No.

I might be an earlier version of you, in which case I look forward to moving back to Vancouver, meeting and marrying the woman of my dreams, and wearing out my first copy of Psychotic Reactions &c. Oh, and travelling to Chile!


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I've been listening to my old CD collection non-stop. I adore the first song off of "be Human" by Yoko Kano for the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex OST. I can't stop listening to it. Also good is Demons and Wizards s/t. I'm also greatly enjoying Johnny Cash's final album.
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Tinderstick's (www.tindersticks.co.uk)lead singer, Stuart Stables, he with the magnificent voice, has a few solo albums out that I have been listening to. Also listening to the wicked blues sound of aynsley dunbar retaliation. Yet another great UK band.

http://www.aynsleydunbar.com/html/about.html

http://www.mp3.com/tindersticks/artists/36115/summary.html


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K-Os -- Joyful Rebellion

I am a hip-hop illiterate. I haven't really liked what I've heard of it, but then I've heard damn little, and it would be like saying I don't like British music from the '60s on the basis of hearing one album by the Hollies and several songs by the Dave Clark Five.


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Originally posted by Yossarian:
K-Os -- Joyful Rebellion

I am a hip-hop illiterate. I haven't really liked what I've heard of it, but then I've heard damn little, and it would be like saying I don't like British music from the '60s on the basis of hearing one album by the Hollies and several songs by the Dave Clark Five.


If you like K-Os, then you should really check out K'naan aka The Dusty Foot Philosopher. Far better in my view and he has a really interesting history. I should also point out that he and K-Os have a feud, started unjustly IMHO by K-Os.

Great CBC article on the Dusty Foot Philosopher


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Thanks indiemuse -- might look for K'naan when I do my next binge of impulse record purchases. Just haven't got in the downloading habit at all, partly because of laziness in replacing an old computer.

Now listening to Coldplay's Parachutes.

It was a fiendishly simple and brilliant idea. Make an entire album of songs that were basically copies of Radiohead's "High and Dry." Hey, I'm not knocking it. It worked.


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posted 11 June 2006 09:36 PM      Profile for simonvallee   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by Papal Bull:
I've been listening to my old CD collection non-stop. I adore the first song off of "be Human" by Yoko Kano for the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex OST. I can't stop listening to it. Also good is Demons and Wizards s/t. I'm also greatly enjoying Johnny Cash's final album.

Ghost in the shell soundtrack? Demons & Wizards? You, sir, have good musical taste. BTW, heard Touched By The Crimson King from Demons & Wizards?


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Now listening to Paul Westerberg's "best of" album.
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This great new Toronto band

Holy Fuck - Click Me to Listen


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The Rheostatics: 'We Went West.'

quote:
We liked Winnipeg; befriended, we left traces.

I find the tightest knit live in wide-open spaces.

And we're still tightly knit, though years have come and gone.

Move along.

'West End Rules!'

Move along.


Man, that's a song all right.

[ 19 June 2006: Message edited by: sgm ]


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Long thread. But I'm sure there will be a new one soon enough! (I like these threads.)
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