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Re: Music

Postby Brah » Wed, 18 Mar 2015 8:36 am

We also lost Edgar Froese recently.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fIv6CB94YY

Not something I think most here probably would like, I grew up with this though, and taking it in context of when it came out and the state of that kind of music at the time, it was at the forefront of what came after it.

Good to hear about Tool BTW, long time since I even listened to them.
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Re: Music

Postby maneo » Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:13 am

Brah wrote:We also lost Edgar Froese recently.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fIv6CB94YY

Not something I think most here probably would like, I grew up with this though, and taking it in context of when it came out and the state of that kind of music at the time, it was at the forefront of what came after it.

Found a Youtube clip of "Phaedra" to listen to, since I don't have my LP here.

Also found an interesting live collaboration between Brian May and Tangerine Dream at the Starmus Festival (Tenerife) June 2011:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHn48Sqnpzw

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Re: Music

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:19 am

Brah I think you might like this

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

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Re: Music

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Wed, 18 Mar 2015 3:22 pm

Butthole surfers



Marky got with Sharon, Sharon got Cherise
As she was sharin' Sharon's outlook on the topic of disease
Mikey had a facial scar and Bobby was a racist
They were all in love with dying, they were doing it in Texas
Tommy played piano like a kid out in the rain
And then he lost his leg in Dallas, he was dancing with a train

They were all in love with dying
They were drinking from a fountain
That was pouring like an avalanche
Coming down the mountain

I don't mind the sun sometimes, the images it shows
I can taste you on my lips and smell you in my clothes
Cinnamon and sugary and softly spoken lies
You never know just how to look through other people's eyes

Some will die in hot pursuit in fiery auto crashes
Some will die in hot pursuit while sifting through my ashes
Some will fall in love with life and drink it from a fountain
That is pouring like an avalanche, coming down the mountain

I don't mind the sun sometimes, the images it shows
I can taste you on my lips and smell you in my clothes
Cinnamon and sugary and softly spoken lies
You never know just how you look through other people's eyes

(In Reverse:
I don't mind the sun sometimes
The images it shows
You never know just how you look
Through other people's eyes)

Another Mikey took a knife while arguing in traffic
Flipper died a natural death he caught a nasty virus
Then there was the ever present football-player rapist
They were all in love with dying, they were doing it in Texas
Paulie caught a bullet but it only hit his leg
While it should've been a better shot and got him in the head

They were all in love with dying
They were drinking from a fountain
That was pouring like an avalanche
Coming down the mountain

I don't mind the sun sometimes, the images it shows
I can taste you on my lips and smell you in my clothes
Cinnamon and sugary and softly spoken lies
You never know just how you look through other people's eyes
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Re: Music

Postby Brah » Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:34 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:Brah I think you might like this


Yeah that was pretty good, Opeth are one of those names I know about but never checked out so thanks for suggesting it.
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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:55 pm

Brah wrote:We also lost Edgar Froese recently.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fIv6CB94YY
Not something I think most here probably would like, I grew up with this though, and taking it in context of when it came out and the state of that kind of music at the time, it was at the forefront of what came after it.
Good to hear about Tool BTW, long time since I even listened to them.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Froese
Interesting, another band that was just a little before my time. A kind of post-prog synth-rock? I've heard of them, but don't know their music. So he was a Prussian who grew up in pre-unification Berlin. Yes, I can imagine that was a good recipe for alt/creativity, it was a very riven place, and still is in some ways. There were others in a similar mold that went on to make a lasting impact, the likes of Nina Hagen etc. 'Musicians of their time and circumstances' sounds like a cliche, but the more music I hear, the stronger that pattern seems to become.


.... following on from the above link, to 'suggestions on the right'...
Edgar Froese - Sobornost (1981) - Solo TV performance in Germany
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JpfHt8CiPk

Awesome!! :cool:
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Re: Music

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:43 pm

last song before bed

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Re: Music

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:47 pm

ok this is the last on, its an awesome tune



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Re: Music

Postby Brah » Thu, 19 Mar 2015 8:41 am

JR8 wrote:
Brah wrote:We also lost Edgar Froese recently.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fIv6CB94YY
Not something I think most here probably would like, I grew up with this though, and taking it in context of when it came out and the state of that kind of music at the time, it was at the forefront of what came after it.
Good to hear about Tool BTW, long time since I even listened to them.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Froese
Interesting, another band that was just a little before my time. A kind of post-prog synth-rock?

Awesome!! :cool:

Tangerine Dream happened in parallel with Prog, neither post- nor pre-, starting out with ethereal music and soundscapes and later having some hit-like songs, like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LJRK8ubMb0 which sounds very 80s.

Froese's works were similar to T-Dream, not surprising as he was a founding member. I put them and he in the same league as, among many others, Jean Michel Jarre, Vangelis, Synergy, and to a lesser extent, Kraftwerk.

Then there was the music to Risky Business:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRxWq6Gfquk#t=1m
(with the arguably intentional spark at the end)

It's easy to see how they, like Kraftwerk and the rest, paved the way for the EDM heard in any club anywhere in the world.

The whole works for the movie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQ2OE_Vodgw (just found this)
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Re: Music

Postby ArowanaGrande » Thu, 19 Mar 2015 5:00 pm

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Jazz and RNB. These two genres are timeless. Classic and modern harmony. I could not say any more.

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Re: Music

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:39 pm

ArowanaGrande wrote:e
Jazz and RNB. These two genres are timeless. Classic and modern harmony. I could not say any more.


RNB is timeless? lol ok then
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Re: Music

Postby nakatago » Fri, 20 Mar 2015 7:05 am

We've been getting a lot of antsy PR and citizenship applicants.

"It's been X months/years. Can I know the status?"

Learn to wait, dammit.


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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Fri, 20 Mar 2015 3:11 pm

^ Hmmm nice, some links to test-drive next time I get some free time :cool: 8-)

We went to Crosby, Still and Nash last night, and it was every bit as good as I'd hoped, more so in fact, it was dazzling, and moving. My wife had joked that they're pensioners now, but OMG how they quietly reigned over the venue last night!

Great venue with excellent acoustics. As near as possible note perfect music and vocals. A great fun 'inclusive' vibe, the opposite of a band coming on and playing at an audience then it's over. There was a lot of generous graciousness too. The tour backing-band were very good, they were all introduced and some of their credentials were impressive. For example the rhythm guitarist (a Brit!) had toured with Sting and Bruce Springsteen, and so on. It really was an extremely slickly polished whole. The session musicians all got their turn to do their thing, during which CSN consciously drew right back into the shadows at the edges of the stage. It all went towards creating a very engaging/endearing warm holistic whole. A manifestation of 'Love and Peace'? :cool:

It didn't dwell just on their hits, or even their published work, it delved into new and very different styles. But most of their mainstay hits got an airing, and it was incredible for me after all this time of enjoying their music (30+ years) to witness it live. Not only that... totally unexpectedly* we found that we were seated in the middle of the 3rd row! 8-) :cool: :lol:

The venue was modern, and absolutely superb. The acoustics couldn't have been better. Apparently it's owned by a religious organisation. There were maybe 3k there, the capacity might be 5k, so it's pretty damned big.

I'm keeping an eye out for if there are any reviews published on the concert, and how they fit in with my experience; if there are it will be interesting.

As I observed to my wife as we left, that is probably the last time we'll get to see a band that played Woodstock. That might have been the more poignant a thought if the band didn't appear in such fine and rude health :)

My wife very much enjoyed it too, perhaps mostly the music, musicianship, and warm vibe of the evening. I was pretty stunned when we left to hear her say she didn't recognise a single song they played.... ... ! :o But FWIW her impression was that they were like a cross between Neil Young and The Eagles. Well!!! :lol: I do see her point though :)


*SG has two venues that incorporate 'Star Theatre' into their names, one at Buena Vista, the other at Bugis. The wrong one is flagged if you look via Google Maps. I reckon I might have been x-reffing our tickets for the Bugis venue, before only last night twigging that it was actually BV, when the steward guided us down the aisle towards our seats, and I was like 'F*** me, is this for real!?' :cool: :lol:

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From a few days ago:
http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/m ... w-20150317

Lead: Graham Nash
... '"We know that one of the reasons people pay good money and hard-earned money to go see us are the songs that we've written in the last 40 to 45 years. So we have the responsibility to give our audience as much value as possible." The fans will also get to hear the music as they are meant to be heard, with as few distractions as possible, he adds. "It seems like lately that you need enormous stage shows and many dancers and flashing lights and smoke and mirrors, but I don't think that makes the music any better. It makes for an interesting show, but I like real, live music."



p.s. edit/to add: Gives you a good sense of what I'm on about. Oh to be able to karaoke that...
'Crosby, Stills and Nash - Almost Cut My Hair - Madison Square Garden, NYC - 2009'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XWmwvT8bCw [4m30s]
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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Fri, 20 Mar 2015 8:35 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoSn2Y-b6wI
Steve Winwood // Blind Faith - "Can't Find My Way Home"


Near where I grew up. As a child I used to go play with my school-friend who's parents lived in this 'pile' [i.e. huge house]. Then owned by John Entwhistle of The Who.

Love Steve Winwood. A top bloke by all accounts, and the music is just sublime.
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Re: Music

Postby Brah » Sat, 21 Mar 2015 10:36 am

rajagainstthemachine wrote:
ArowanaGrande wrote:e
Jazz and RNB. These two genres are timeless. Classic and modern harmony. I could not say any more.


RNB is timeless? lol ok then

Well, yeah, like Motown is.

But not because that one-post-wonder said said so with that post.

And it's R&B, not "RNB".
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