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June 16, 2001 at 5:41 am #64961
Beaster has not left my discman for a few days now….incredible disc!!! Good call on New Day Rising, Celebrated Summer off that one may replace Beaster..at least briefly [img]images/smiles/converted/biggrin.gif[/img]
Good news though, Mould has completed recording something new…release date of this fall sometime [img]images/smiles/converted/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/converted/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/converted/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/converted/eek.gif[/img]
So many good Sugar singles, Helpless, Good Idea, Gee Angel…just for starters. Have to add those to the rotation [img]images/smiles/converted/wink.gif[/img]
Mattman made an interesting point earlier about having music fill the room versus just the cerebral experience of headphones. Very true, part of what I love about Mascis shows is the sonic blast waves you get from the stage…too cool. Something to be said though for headphones…intense experience. I saw the Flaming Lips during their headphone tour…MABD, got the chance to experience both which was pretty damn odd but strangely cool. Got the sonic blast from the band, amazing visuals and some clarity with the headphone/radio signal deal. Kind of an isolating experience though, but when you looked around and noticed that everyone has the same goofy grin you have…it really was cool.
Sorry to be going on, just a bit shiny right now [img]images/smiles/converted/tongue.gif[/img]
Allison [img]images/smiles/converted/eek.gif[/img]July 6, 2001 at 6:47 pm #64962
I have`nt updated this since June 15th so I thought I`d mention what I been listening to recently:
Gastr Del Sol-Crookt Crackt Or Fly:This is what they call post-rock,even though I don`t know where the rock fits in.Essentially it`s 2 acoustic guitarists with some electric guitar thrown in at some points,with enigmatic vocals and strange lyrics like"I guess I like the hot bread,can`t go wrong with the name"
Lucinda Williams-Essence:calling Lucinda Alt-country does`nt work because she`s older than most alt-country musicians who cut their musical teeth on punk,lucinda for the past 25 years has been in the roots music scene,mixing her love of acoustic blues,trad country and folk and rock to anyone who would listen,her 3rd record in 1988 was released by Rough Trade Records in England who are known for their punk catalog.This new album,Essence is slow and sad mostly with her raspy vocals(is she a smoker?)which are pretty amazing.
Pedro The Lion-Winners Never Quit:This is one guy from Seattle who kind of reminds me of the band Idaho or Bedhead,slow tunes mixed with some rockers,very cool stuff.
Godspeed You Black Emperor-Lift Yr Skinny Fists…:Astounding music from Montreal,Que,Canada this rock orchestra just rules;sometimes it sounds like Sonic Youth with some violins,trumpets,etc or a Canadian Spiritualized or Mogwai.If you like any of those bands check out Godspeed.It`s a double CD with 4 long tracks,my fav is the first track off disc 2 which is 23 minutes long,totally brilliant.
They have some other discs I have`nt got yet but this "Lift Yr Skinny Fists…" is the most recent.July 8, 2001 at 2:12 am #64963
One of the reasons I absolutely love this board is all of the music I get turned on to that would otherwise pass me by. I was never really into the national punk/alternative scene, so most of these bands I haven’t heard of. I find an MP3 and if I like it, I order the CD. Thanks. One of my favorites has been Yo La Tengo’s "Here Come’s My Baby." Very cool song.
Anyway, my list includes:
Brad: Shame. Just freakin’ cool. Shawn Smith doesn’t sound white to me. And it has the great guitar playing of Pearl Jam w/o having to hear floppy haired guy’s political views.
D. Yoakam: dwightyoakamacoustic.net. A real gem for country fans who can’t stand country radio.
Hank Sr.: Alone With His Guitar. See above. It’s very sad that THE icon in country music would have NEVER made it big today. Makes me wanna puke.
Blind Melon: Nico. I hated this band when Hoon was alive. "No Rain" drove me insane. Hey, that rhymes….and you know it rhymes Marge. Whoops, wrong thread.
Mighty Mighty Bosstones: Let’s Face It. For a genra (is that spelled right??) of music that is so cool, so few people do it well. Dig the guys voice.
Blue Mountain: Homegrown. Americana. Sweet.
Counting Crows: Live In New York. I like them and I don’t give a damn what anyone else says!!!
Wilco: Being There. What can I say?? It’s always there.
Son Volt: Trace. See Blue Mountain.
Uncle Tupelo: Anodyne. This will always be on the list.
Lyle Lovett: Any CD. The best songwriter i’ve heard since Willie Nelson. I don’t think many folks "get it." Or have never listened. Download "Creeps Like Me." Great lyrics.
Astrud Gilberto: A spanish (I think) jazz singer. Very cool. Especially on Saturday morning’s when you know you won’t be leaving the house ’till Monday at 8am.
Steve Earle: Shut Up And Die Like An Aviator. Southern country rock stuff. Live. Dig it.
Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys: For The Last Time. I gotta learn how to swing dance.
Yes, I listen to a lot of country stuff…but hey, I dig it.July 8, 2001 at 3:03 pm #64964
Good choices;Astrud Gilberto`s from Brazil,very cool singer;"Agua De Beber" that`s my favorite Astrud tune.
Brad-Shawn Smith sings a little on the Afghan
Whig`s Black Love Album,you might want to check that out.
Steve Earle-You mentioned "Train A Comin"album before in alltime fav albums section;I love his cover of Townes Van Zandt`s `Tecumseh Valley`on that album.
Townes was amazing,love his music.
Tupelo/Son V/Wilco-all cool stuff,when I heard `Grindstone` back in 93 by UT that got me into their music.Did you hear that rumor
that Tanya Tucker sang back up on Son Volt`s
Blue Mountain-Don`t have any of their music
but hope to check it out someday.Have yoy ever checked any Bottlerockets?I have "the Brooklyn Side" and that`s cool.Their Guitarist
Brian Henneman played on Wilco`s "AM"July 8, 2001 at 6:50 pm #64965
Here’s my list:
Pixies – Death to the Pixies – a kind of best of i just picked up on CD.
Nick Drake – way to blue – another best of thing
REM – reveal
Supergrass – in it for the money
Nirvana – outcesticide – dodgy bootleg thing but has some unreleased and rare stuff on there.
Real easy question for me to answer this one, my stereo holds 5 cds, so anything good tends to stay in thwere fro a while, as I tend to choose the random option and see what happens…July 8, 2001 at 7:57 pm #64966
Good Choices John,Is that Pixies cd a double,
the 2nd disc a live concert or is it just 1 disc?
When I bought that a few years ago it was just the one cd,now when I see it in stores
it has a bonus live disc.
Nick Drake-Way To Blue was the first Drake cd
I bought back in 95,I`ve bought Bryter Layter
and Pink Moon since then,still don`t have Five Leaves Left or Time Of No Reply.July 9, 2001 at 8:41 am #64967
Here is my current top fav’s
The Flaming Lips…Clouds Taste Metallic
Some great songs on this one..no surprise though. Evil Will Prevail, Kim’s Watermelon Gun, When You Smile and Psychiatric Exploration Of The Fetus With Needles are the stand out tracks for me on this one.
Sugar…File Under Easy Listening…as usual Bob Mould writes amazing pop tunes. Could listen to Gee Angel a zillion times without getting tired of it. I have an acoustic version of Believe What Your Saying..very cool. Sugar has always been associated with driving somewhere else fast for me….going on a roadtrip in about 40 hrs so prepping with this one.
Motor City Burning…Compilation with kick tunes from 1968-1998…includes songs by The Stooges, MC5, The Up, Sonics, Ramones, The Sillies, The Mutants and many more. The Rationals are pretty cool as well.
Ramones Anthology….can’t help myself so many great songs…another great one for roadtrips…
Iggy…New Values..great disc, not many can croon like Iggy…gotta love that. Angel, Five Foot One, New Values and Tell Me A Story just kill me every time.
Modest Mouse…the lonesome crowded west…amazing songs. Convenient Parking, every time I hear this song I have to do this stupid little dance…getting embarassing [img]images/smiles/converted/newangel.gif[/img] Other stand out tracks include Doin the Cockroach,Polar Opposites, Out of Gas and Truckers Atlas.
One of my guilty pleasures was napster…rip…I hope to find this ep on my roadtrip…The Hellacopters Disappointment Blues. Long Gone Losers…think I will just burn this song to disc 35 times, don’t want to break the discman playing this song over and over again. The way they kick it back into the second verse..WOW. Disappointment Blues is very cool as well, just not as cool as LGL.
Jebus, good call on the fact that we get tons of great tips about music from everybody on this site. Glad to hear your strong enuf within yourself to not give a *$#* about what others think of what you listen to…whatevers cool with you is cool.
Hopefully this roadtrip will result in tons more discs to listen to…may have another 5 or more by friday…no doubt!!!
Allison [img]images/smiles/converted/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/converted/wink.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/converted/biggrin.gif[/img]July 9, 2001 at 9:15 am #64968
Hey Another Girl
I’d would like to see your little Dance
[img]http://www.3dpcgames.com/cwm/s/otn/animals/ride.gif[/img] Goes It something like this
Modest Mouse is a Great Band
I like the Song "Shit Luck" on "The Lonesome Crowded West"
A Great AlbumJuly 9, 2001 at 9:26 am #64969
Another Girl’s Funny little Dance [img]images/smiles/converted/wink.gif[/img]
[img]http://www.3dpcgames.com/cwm/s/otn/animals/monkeedance2.gif[/img] [img]http://www.3dpcgames.com/cwm/s/otn/animals/twister.gif[/img] [img]http://www.mpz.co.uk/cwm/otn/animals/shakin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.3dpcgames.com/cwm/s/otn/animals/ride.gif[/img]
<FONT>[ July 09, 2001 07:29 AM: Message mutated 2 times, lastly by Spaceboy ]</font>July 9, 2001 at 9:57 am #64970
You got it, sorta reminds me of that Beavis and Butthead dance…just plain silly [img]images/smiles/converted/cwm12.gif[/img]
Have actually had to find another laundromat because of that silly little dance.
Agree Modest Mouse are amazing, if only Voodoo Guy could get it…he just can’t.
Allison [img]images/smiles/converted/eek.gif[/img]July 9, 2001 at 10:14 am #64971
<BLOCKQUOTE><font>quote:</font><HR> Originally posted by Another Girl:
if only Voodoo Guy could get it…he just can’t <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Hey Another Girl, cant u just brainwash him with your Special Powers,
U should try that [img]http://www.duhspot.com/users/smiley/s/cwm/alien/laugh.gif[/img]July 9, 2001 at 11:46 am #64972
I think he has been working on some secret brain experiments as well, my powers of influence are not working!!! He may have perfected the neural block I have been thinking about, only way to withstand my hypnosis/brainwashing techniques [img]images/smiles/converted/aliensmile.gif[/img]
Interesting to see how he survives this road trip…may forget the headphones.. [img]images/smiles/converted/newangel.gif[/img]
Allison [img]images/smiles/converted/eek.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/converted/rolleyes.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/converted/wink.gif[/img]July 9, 2001 at 12:07 pm #64973
The Pixies Cd is just a single, think I remember seeing the double but mnever bought it. Most of my Pixies stuff is on vinyl and a bit battered, this seemed a good way to get some of my faves in the same place.
Not sure yet about the Nick Drake stuff, I’ve had pink moon for ages and think it’s great some of the other stuff on this cd seems a bit too folky – flutes and what have you. I’m told it grows on you so I’ll give it a go.
The REM Cd has been in my player since it came out – fantastic!
Just got the nirvana one back out after reading again about this supposed box-set that I’ll believe when I see it.
Supergrass just rock!
JohnJuly 20, 2001 at 1:28 pm #64974
Road trip did lead to some new fav’s on the disc player..although some of them are pretty old tunes…very cool ones though.
1…Gang War…Crime of The Century…Johnny Thunders and Wayne Kramer on guitar…gotta love that jangly guitar. Scott Morgans little brother on drums…very sweeet!!. Has 2 sets of studio stuff from June and Oct 1979 and 12 live songs from a show in Montreal in 81.
Absolutely amazing songs, Crime of The Century, MIA, King of The Gypsies and Hey Thanks are the stand out tracks on this one. Just too bad about the Junkie Business with Thunders(AKA Johnny Genzale), Wayne Kramer pretty much blasted him on his solo release Citizen Wayne…check out Snatched defeat from the jaws of Victory…truth definitely!!! Oh well RIP Johnny
Heartbreakers…Vive Le France…this one is so cool, great live stuff. Even features ex Clash drummer Tory Crimes on some tracks…does his best Nolan thats for sure. Great pic of Jerry Nolan on the cover, very cool purple suit [img]images/smiles/converted/biggrin.gif[/img]
Hellacopters…picked up a couple of singles…not Disappointment Blues sadly but picked up The Devil Stole the Beat From The Lord with that wickedly cool song Holiday Cramps and Be Not Content. Also Picked up Move Right Out Of Here which also includes the songs Heart Of The Matter…sweet…Makes It Alright and a live cut of The Devil stole….etc. Just can’t get enuf of these guys, definitely white guy jangly guitar but hey its what I like [img]images/smiles/converted/eek.gif[/img] [img]images/smiles/converted/biggrin.gif[/img]
Damned BBC Sessions…Too cool, am a Damned Disciple from way back…way way back actually. Really nice to hear some of these tracks again, sorta reintroduced me to some of the songs…Melody Lee, Love Song, Neat Neat Neat…very cool.
Love As Laughter…Destination 2000…pretty cool although doesn’t contain one of my fav songs by them I’m a Bee…at least that what it was called when I downloaded it [img]images/smiles/converted/eek.gif[/img]
So thats my new, probably predictable but not boring to me list… [img]images/smiles/converted/biggrin.gif[/img]
Allison [img]images/smiles/converted/wink.gif[/img]July 20, 2001 at 3:26 pm #64975
Lately I have been swapping my cds a good but. Got a new car which I love but miss my old sound system. Had a little civic with two 12" woofers, four 5" mids and two 3" tweeters(if you saw a little blue civic around NC shows with dino + alien workshop stickers in the back window, that was me [img]images/smiles/converted/biggrin.gif[/img]). Anyway, just bought a CRV and am having a time getting used to the factory speakers. Makes everything sound different.
Anyway, enough of that speil [img]images/smiles/converted/wink.gif[/img]
here are the non-dino tunes currently spinning on my drives:
<UL><LI>Olivia Tremor Control – Music From The Unrealized Film
<LI>Granddaddy – The Sophtware Slump
<LI>Black Sabbath – Sabatoge<LI>Edith Piaf – Cocktail Hour-Edith Piaf – Prett nice mix<LI>Sebadoh CDR I made with many of the sigles uploaded to the s9 ftp via Indyo (thanks again)<LI>Stooges Fun House Sessions – WOWOWOWOWOWOW – Out of print but not out of reach thanks to some nice guy in the newsgroups [img]images/smiles/converted/biggrin.gif[/img]</UL>
Few more but I am at work and my moron of a manager says I have to attend another meeting about another lame ass project [img]images/smiles/converted/rolleyes.gif[/img]
Some music just sounds completely different without being able to maintain that ‘live-level’ sound where you can feel the drums in your chest and the guitars nearly make your ears bleed [img]images/smiles/converted/biggrin.gif[/img]
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