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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:36 pm

Beefy, The Fall. Joy Division.
They sound almost like accidental successes. Often far more 'challenging' than the mainstream, yet they get remembered, when the charts from those times are long forgotten. Hmmm.
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Postby JR8 » Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:52 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwN6dPNXklg
Kanye West vs Freddie Mercury


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Re: Music

Postby x9200 » Wed, 08 Jul 2015 8:44 am

Chumbawamba. I have always thought they are "a band of one song"





but after listening to their 3 albums (so far) I think they are going to be my recent most favourite. What an interesting mixture with the elements of the Stranglers, symphonic and 60's pop, folk (e.g. The Pogues) and cross-references with Beautiful South, Moby, Dreadzone and some others.

WYSWIG (full album)

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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Sun, 12 Jul 2015 9:04 pm

wow, all of that? ;)
Unfortunately they made it and got remembered as a novelty band
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Re: Music

Postby x9200 » Sun, 12 Jul 2015 9:26 pm

I thought you would be more repelled by their open anarchist, anti-Tatcher anti-royal nature.

I like mostly Wyswig, Tubthumping and UN at the moment but some other are also listenable. What I have to admit, they sort of lack individual character.

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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:45 am

x9200 wrote:I thought you would be more repelled by their open anarchist, anti-Tatcher anti-royal nature.
I like mostly Wyswig, Tubthumping and UN at the moment but some other are also listenable. What I have to admit, they sort of lack individual character.


No more repelled than I am by say Michael Moore, selling populist 'angry' bollock$ to an angry teenage audience... all the while having the best tax-avoidance lawyers in town and stashing it away in the likes of the Caymans or a Swiss bank account (I'd imagine). There is a lot of faked anger out there for sale (even the Sex Pistols were contrived), any 'real anger' tends to burn out in double-quick time, i.e. 'live fast die young', or gets neutered with cascades of money.

So there's a difference between posturing for (fashionable) effect, and genuinely held beliefs. Most of the headline 'anti' movements are the former, IME... since the opinions/positions of such people are usually simple to demolish.
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Re: Music

Postby sirima_manora » Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:21 am

Yeah, agree!
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Re: Music

Postby nakatago » Sun, 02 Aug 2015 9:58 pm

So, yeah, I got October 2 marked on my calendar already:


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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Mon, 03 Aug 2015 2:01 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etAIpkd ... 2Q2JLb5fA2
AC/DC - Hells Bells
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Re: Music

Postby nakatago » Mon, 03 Aug 2015 6:35 am

JR8 wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etAIpkdhU9Q&index=5&list=PLSKiP8AuSHijcEVRtse7ucC2Q2JLb5fA2
AC/DC - Hells Bells
[1981, Angus Young absolutely bangin' it out]


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Re: Music

Postby Brah » Mon, 03 Aug 2015 9:07 pm

The new Symphony X album is out, mixed reviews, haven't heard all of it yet, want to buy the CD to support them.
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Re: Music

Postby nakatago » Fri, 07 Aug 2015 6:44 am

So somebody has the username "pokerface0312" and it reminded me of this:



The only thing missing is Christopher Walken dancing as well. Oh what the heck, here it is but for a different song:


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Re: Music

Postby x9200 » Fri, 07 Aug 2015 1:50 pm

You don't want to discuss beauty because beauty is about the taste. You may want to discuss art pointing to its simplicity or sophistication.
But this is all irrelevant. What we do here most of the time, we post some links related to music we like or used to like.

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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Fri, 07 Aug 2015 5:07 pm

adoke15 wrote:For me any art related topic requires profound knowledge on the subject or it will simply be banal. How to discuss things like beauty even if it comes from sophistication? It can be liked or not only unless you are an artist and can express yourself on a similar level to the creation you want to discuss.


I'm having difficulty understanding what you mean. The art 'would be banal', or the perception of it, and according to whom? Is it that art is (and should be) a restricted area of interest until such time as a person has a deep knowledge of it? Something for experts only? If so, then how does one ever gain knowledge, and why is it often taught in school?

Either way I disagree :twisted: :) I refuse to accept that art in any form is some closed and elitist 'for experts only', reserved subject between the artist and expert audience. I don't know any artists that think like that; IME they want people 'to get' what they are seeking to convey.
How does one deal with art that means different things to different people? Or art that can be interpreted at many levels, from the superficial and fleeting, to the deep and considered?

p.s. An example: Picasso was (in simple terms) a mad junkie; so, can only other mad junkies interpret his thinking? Can blues only truly be appreciated by black people in the southern US? Etc etc...
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Re: Music

Postby Brah » Sat, 08 Aug 2015 1:31 am

adoke15 wrote:For me any art related topic requires profound knowledge on the subject or it will simply be banal. How to discuss things like beauty even if it comes from sophistication? It can be liked or not only unless you are an artist and can express yourself on a similar level to the creation you want to discuss.

For you perhaps. It's good know something about it, but everyone's perception of these is different, all valid unless they call out something about it that is factually incorrect, for example, Lady Gaga (who I don't ever listen to) is not talented.
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