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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:34 pm

good afternoon fellas

Tool - prison Sex
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5sIXUbMgF0

my fond memories of this song were in a heavy metal pub in Bangalore called Styx, which had heavy duty springs attached to some benches and when when everyone sat around and head banged it would bounce everyone sitting on that bench
fun times.
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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:51 pm

To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 02 Sep 2014 1:09 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:A perfect Circle - Blue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CM58BKH0OK0


Passive: http://youtu.be/vFw9fHN6Bhc

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 02 Sep 2014 1:47 pm

nakatago wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:A perfect Circle - Blue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CM58BKH0OK0


Passive: http://youtu.be/vFw9fHN6Bhc


I loved that movie!
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Postby nakatago » Tue, 02 Sep 2014 2:08 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:
nakatago wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:A perfect Circle - Blue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CM58BKH0OK0


Passive: http://youtu.be/vFw9fHN6Bhc


I loved that movie!


Puscifer "The Humbling River": http://youtu.be/dIjUtzWrCeA

Then used in a video game trailer: http://youtu.be/AB-thwLdAu0

It's an anti-war song.

I figured we could take things a little slow for a bit.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 02 Sep 2014 2:29 pm

Brah wrote:That is the one song on the album I could only listen to a few times. If that's all you heard, I can understand completely. And the albums that followed had a few listenable parts of songs, but their basic premise became unashamedly overindulgent to the point of comical. One of the "New Romantics" movement.

But the rest of Vienna is really good, especially Astradyne, which is an instrumental. And maybe because it's an instrumental..... Good clips of that live in recent years all over YT.


By the time Vienna was released I was in between punk and New Wave, and Ultravox were steering themselves rapidly off my radar. I remember it was on the radio incessantly for seemingly weeks. It's a shame in a way, as it would have put me off hoping to hear the rest of the album which would have required me having a friend who had gone to the trouble of buying it.

Maybe the genre 'New Romantics' might be split? The mawkish introverts that ultimately disappeared up their own wazoo. Japan/Davis Sylvian went that way too.

Then the likes of Duran Duran who always were (and still are) quite uplifting, if not outright fun (which they most certainly are live!).

p.s. Nak.
Was it you who originally suggested Sevendust? Well, thx then, right on target!

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 02 Sep 2014 2:32 pm

JR8 wrote:p.s. Nak.
Was it you who originally suggested Sevendust? Well, thx then, right on target!


I'm probably one of the few Sevendust fans this side of the Pacific. O:)

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 02 Sep 2014 4:55 pm

100 page topic..... high-5 and beers all around for that!

:cool: :cool: :cool:

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 02 Sep 2014 6:03 pm

JR8 wrote:100 page topic..... high-5 and beers all around for that!

:cool: :cool: :cool:


Calls for happiness and celebration! http://youtu.be/7N28FRdCs3k?t=1m18s

Someone in the comments noted that it's open C tuning.

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Postby Brah » Tue, 02 Sep 2014 8:17 pm

JR8 wrote:
Brah wrote:That is the one song on the album I could only listen to a few times. If that's all you heard, I can understand completely. And the albums that followed had a few listenable parts of songs, but their basic premise became unashamedly overindulgent to the point of comical. One of the "New Romantics" movement.

But the rest of Vienna is really good, especially Astradyne, which is an instrumental. And maybe because it's an instrumental..... Good clips of that live in recent years all over YT.


By the time Vienna was released I was in between punk and New Wave, and Ultravox were steering themselves rapidly off my radar. I remember it was on the radio incessantly for seemingly weeks. It's a shame in a way, as it would have put me off hoping to hear the rest of the album which would have required me having a friend who had gone to the trouble of buying it.
I may have been lucky that there were a couple of good New Wave radio stations where I was living at the time.


Maybe the genre 'New Romantics' might be split? The mawkish introverts that ultimately disappeared up their own wazoo. Japan/Davis Sylvian went that way too.
Probably, according to Wiki there is a mix of the Romantics and the SynthPop groups, but those lines blur as it was all synths back then, and although I disagree with some of their lists, I was more in the latter camp.

Then the likes of Duran Duran who always were (and still are) quite uplifting, if not outright fun (which they most certainly are live!).
As poorly as 80s music travels in the future, there was a lot of very creative things happening then, and I think that was probably the last wave of really creative things. As years later I still don't find myself wanting to listen to Rap or its derivatives, I am admittedly biased.

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Postby Brah » Tue, 02 Sep 2014 8:28 pm

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rajagainstthemachine wrote:I have a lot of grateful dead on my playlist


I recall being aware of but not hearing the Grateful Dead back in the 70's. With their name, album sleeves etc of skeletons, skulls, and constant references to drugs, I'd built up in my mind an image of them being a really heavy/psychedelic band.

... so when I started to later get into heavy/psychedelic music in the early 80s I took the time to check them out, only to find that rather than being a hippy/stoner version of Black Sabbath, or similar, they're closer to Cliff Richard, er kinda doing a holiday special from some cutesy beach party... quite a shocker!

p.s. I actually, and this is hard for me to verbalise, find the overall proposition impenetrable, or perhaps rather offensive to sensibilities of mature and adult taste. Adult themes to such childish composition. Meanwhile, death-symbolism everywhere (their fans are called Deadheads right?) = Weird

Language does fail here, I grapple with this more when speaking than writing though.

Yes weird, as they are anything but demonic or associated with darkness, and much more quite the opposite.

It's a fair comment, the easiest way is they are in a class of their own and have a long and very varied career*, although they were the largest part of a large family (among Hot Tuna, The Flying Burrito Bros, NRPS and the like in terms of style, and from location, a lot of the San Fran scene, plus they came out about the same time and place as Santana and The Jefferson Airplane).


*it occurred to me on a recent trip, sitting at the pool and listening to the GD, thinking to post some of it here, but where does one start, one era is quite different than another - Garage Rock, Psychedelica, Country Rock, Rock and Roll, then their very stylized stuff.

Ok, my next assignment....

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:36 pm

nakatago wrote:Calls for happiness and celebration! http://youtu.be/7N28FRdCs3k?t=1m18s
Someone in the comments noted that it's open C tuning.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM
Pharrell Williams - Happy (Official Music Video)

Sometimes simple is best
Sometimes the original will always be best.
A bunch of beardos (note 12 string gittar + 5 string bass) think they had to try and improve on it... well, they're missing the point, and they have about the collective magnetic personality of the Ebola Virus (IMHO).

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 03 Sep 2014 7:34 am

JR8 wrote:
nakatago wrote:Calls for happiness and celebration! http://youtu.be/7N28FRdCs3k?t=1m18s
Someone in the comments noted that it's open C tuning.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM
Pharrell Williams - Happy (Official Music Video)

Sometimes simple is best
Sometimes the original will always be best.
A bunch of beardos (note 12 string gittar + 5 string bass) think they had to try and improve on it... well, they're missing the point, and they have about the collective magnetic personality of the Ebola Virus (IMHO).


Hey, I like that guitar hook they played for that song.

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:09 pm

nakatago wrote:
JR8 wrote:
nakatago wrote:Calls for happiness and celebration! http://youtu.be/7N28FRdCs3k?t=1m18s
Someone in the comments noted that it's open C tuning.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM
Pharrell Williams - Happy (Official Music Video)
Sometimes simple is best. Sometimes the original will always be best.
A bunch of beardos (note 12 string gittar + 5 string bass) think they had to try and improve on it... well, they're missing the point, and they have about the collective magnetic personality of the Ebola Virus (IMHO).


Hey, I like that guitar hook they played for that song.


Thank Nile Rodgers for that, he wrote the original.
The vocalist can't cope with what's required.
The mix/recording is lousy.
All I see is a bunch of back-of-the beach beach-bums who think they're doing an oh-so-cool version of a good song, whereas they're massacring it.

They're just not very good.

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:32 pm

JR8 wrote:Thank Nile Rodgers for that, he wrote the original.
The vocalist can't cope with what's required.
The mix/recording is lousy.
All I see is a bunch of back-of-the beach beach-bums who think they're doing an oh-so-cool version of a good song, whereas they're massacring it.

They're just not very good.


Alright; geez...you don't have to respond like I'm recommending Nickelback. It's a one-off thing.

I should cache my music library on my devices off the cloud, in case that MH flight goes awry, at least I'll have some rocking songs playing.

One can never have too much Sevendust.


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