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Re: Music

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 21 Dec 2014 1:42 pm

JR8 wrote:
Now... to switch it on a loop, stoke up this Cuban, grab a G+T and sit outdoors and contemplate what that socking great star/planet over in the east is, about 40 degrees up from the horizon.... hmmm...

I believe it's a satellite.

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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:42 pm

Weird regional Thai/Malay pop video ... :o :lol:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91JHXkQg_to
泰國情哥Part2!!!【泰傷情哥Thai Sad Song 】by Namewee 黃明志
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Re: Music

Postby the lynx » Wed, 24 Dec 2014 8:48 am

JR8 wrote:Weird regional Thai/Malay pop video ... :o :lol:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91JHXkQg_to
泰國情哥Part2!!!【泰傷情哥Thai Sad Song 】by Namewee 黃明志


Haha love that guy. Namewee is a controversial Malaysian entertainer based in Taiwan, (in)famous for his musical pieces that shamelessly shame the Malaysian government. You can google Negarakuku, F**k TNB, among other stuff.

When he is not on screw-the-government lyrical rampage, he produces funny, entertaining stuff like this one.

He also mentored a young singer Joyce Chu for a well-known piece called Malaysian Chabor. You can watch this too.

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Re: Music

Postby Brah » Fri, 26 Dec 2014 12:14 am

Before bad Hair Metal bands covered these, shamelessly lip-synced for a lame crowd

Slade - Mama Weer All Crazee Now
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg-q8vSPxao

Cum On Feel the Noize - Slade
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68db9iial_U

Back when there was such a thing as Glam Rock.
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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Wed, 31 Dec 2014 11:11 pm

DIRTY LOOPS - Rolling In The Deep (Adele Cover)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsqh9jHkHlM

This is something I was listening to a year or two back. For some reason it floated back into my mind tonight.

What I like is that although they do 'chart-toppin' cover versions, of arguably the worst kind, they take them to the nTH level of technical precision and quality.

The spot-on pared back [real!] drums, that exacting 6-string bass.... THOSE vocals!

Pretty damned awesome all things considered.

--- Would I ever listen to Adele? No way. Would I listen to this group reinterpreting her songs... yes, until the cows came home...
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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:37 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3PuxiuQIFk
Depeche Mode - Never let me down again - One night in Paris - Audio HQ


[Just realised, after all these years, what this is a reference to.... jeez]
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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Thu, 01 Jan 2015 12:51 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-lWXwSd3BA
Psycho Crooks - Nostalgia



[a 'banging' little track!]
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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Fri, 16 Jan 2015 4:03 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_bnBaD ... ture=share
'Daft Punk - Get Lucky / Cover by N'Gee'

Same 'Bavarian beauty'....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzsUAjsEXZA
'When the beat drops out cover video by N'Gee'


Wonderful 'rise' ..... er, in the vocals, that's a set of lungs she's got there :cool:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQgMS5mOP5c
Demi Lovato - Neon Lights / Cover by N'Gee

Wonderful voice, none too shabby either.


p.s. And all of this goes back to Nile Rodgers the songwriter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aIsqMOMnKw [Sheila & Nile Rodgers] 'Spacer' : 30 years later
I'd love to see his song-writing/collaboration history mapped out in one place to see and consider, as he really is one of the unspoken giants of music this past 50 years.
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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Fri, 23 Jan 2015 8:08 pm

A friend of mine just sent a pic of two tickets he's got to see Muse play in Italy.

Absolute bastard!! :? :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nk9fj4pAJ3I
Muse Knight Of Cydonia-Later with Jools Holland Live HD


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpaLu14DZYE
Muse - Map of the Problematique (Live Jools Holland)
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Re: Music

Postby Brah » Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:39 pm

We should have musical mentors to advise on representative (though this is always going to be subjective) examples of certain groups for the uninitiated.

Although I know a lot about a lot, and I'd consider myself an expert on quite a few, there are some fairly basic things about some fairly common groups which I either put off to check out later, or, wasn't interested in at the time they were popular, but want to give them a second chance now.

There are definitely the 'must listen to' selections, the 'big radio play' selections, and the 'insiders know better selections'.

For example, XTC, a lot of people are familiar with "Making Plans For Nigel", which I don't consider one of their better songs, but is probably their second-biggest hit. If that's all someone heard from them, they'd be missing out on arguably one of the best bands ever. Fortunately, I know where to advise on this one.

Muse is one of these such bands. I saw them at a festival in Japan, but as I was unfamiliar with the songs, only found them to be somewhat interesting, but I sense they are among those I think I would probably like if I started with the right ones.

And there is is a whole slew of 90s stuff that never interested me and probably never will. Like The <some guy's name> Band.
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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Sat, 24 Jan 2015 2:54 pm

It's interesting how some bands change. Either they scent commercial success and money, and so adjust to provide to that continuing (aka 'selling out'), or they simply are successful, but mature in age/style. An example of the latter might be The Stranglers, who's first album Rattus Norvegicus was memorably described by an influential music weekly (New Musical Express/NME) at the time as 'hitting you like a force 9 gale of bad breath'. Contrast where they ended up, they're probably best remembered for their chart-topper Golden Brown. Superficially as innocuous as a lullaby, though it is about heroine addiction. That stylistic progression was to a huge extent down to the lead voc/guitar Hugh Cornwall growing up. In fact so much so, the other band members finally turfed him out and replaced him, and reverted to something more like their original sound. So in their case you'll have fans of their early/very recent stuff, and then other fans of their mid-life stage. It reminds me of having friends and growing up, how many do you find yourself keeping for life?

Some bands seem to not change at all. Either they do their thing until they are mostly or all dead (Ramones, Motorhead, AC/DC etc). Whether this is morally somehow more noble than 'selling out' I'm not sure. Given how adults naturally mature, you might consider not maturing perhaps equally as calculated and cynical.

Some musicians just seem a law unto themselves; Captain Beefheart, Frank Zappa, and so on. So you can list several approaches; commercially very successful and well known, right through the spectrum to culturally highly influential yet known only to a niche audience. I've heard the latter referred to as 'musicians' musicians'. Put something like a Miles Davis album on for the first time, and the typical reaction might be expected to be 'What in God's name is this!?'. As with paintings, complexity and subtlety has it's own virtue... to those with the time and patience to find it.
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Re: Music

Postby Brah » Mon, 26 Jan 2015 8:45 am

I though about this part of this thread in relation to a post by FB connection who innocently posted some U2 song on YT, I don't remember but something with the words "Within you" in it or something like that that I've endured in radio or at clubs.

Hearing things like around people much younger than me makes me wonder if they ever heard the 'real' U2, in my arrogant definition, of when they got their start and were relevant, again IMNSHO.

My response was,
Rejoice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqbzqsAt1Uk
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Re: Music

Postby the lynx » Mon, 26 Jan 2015 8:49 am

http://newnation.sg/2015/01/indie-laneway-festival-2015-fails-yet-again-after-attracting-13000-mainstream-people-to-attend/

Indie Laneway Festival 2015 fails yet again after attracting 13,000 mainstream people to attend


Best comment:
“What was really horrible was that the crowd actually knew the words to most of the songs played by the bands and the audience even sang along. I even saw many of them waving their hands and looking like they actually enjoyed being there.”


By the way this is from Newnation, so you know what to expect.

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Re: Music

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:03 am

the lynx wrote:http://newnation.sg/2015/01/indie-laneway-festival-2015-fails-yet-again-after-attracting-13000-mainstream-people-to-attend/

Indie Laneway Festival 2015 fails yet again after attracting 13,000 mainstream people to attend


Best comment:
“What was really horrible was that the crowd actually knew the words to most of the songs played by the bands and the audience even sang along. I even saw many of them waving their hands and looking like they actually enjoyed being there.”


By the way this is from Newnation, so you know what to expect.


that was hilarious!!
and which lead me to this

http://newnation.sg/2015/01/sg50-miss-u ... -students/

check that guy out checking her ass
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Re: Music

Postby maneo » Mon, 26 Jan 2015 7:11 pm

Brah wrote:I though about this part of this thread in relation to a post by FB connection who innocently posted some U2 song on YT, I don't remember but something with the words "Within you" in it or something like that that I've endured in radio or at clubs.


You're not referring to "With or Without You" now, are you?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=SG&hl=en-GB&v=XmSdTa9kaiQ

It was a distinctive sound back then with The Edge trying out long sustain on his new guitar along with delay.

Brah wrote:Hearing things like around people much younger than me makes me wonder if they ever heard the 'real' U2, in my arrogant definition, of when they got their start and were relevant, again IMNSHO.

My response was,
Rejoice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqbzqsAt1Uk

Thanks for the "Rejoice" clip.
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