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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 26 Feb 2013 9:33 am

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rajagainstthemachine wrote:@JR8 are you going to the deep purple gig? I can't wait to see them
the last time i saw them was in 1995 :-|


http://www.deeppurple.com/index.cfm/pk/ ... pid/430562

Perth (one night) > SG (one night) > Kathmandu!? (one night) all within a total of 8 days. Just wow!

And to answer your question, unfortunately I'm not going to be in town when they drop in, if I were I'd definitely go! :cry:

You last saw them in '95; that was when I saw Pink Floyd in the SG Indoor Arena. I hope Purple live up to your recollections. I still thought they rocked (though I originally 'got into them' getting on for 35 years ago now! (I might add though that I got into 'very heavy music' by the age of c7-10 years old :))

I'll tell you one thing I find peculiar in SE Asia, is the silent passivity of most people in the audience. (When I saw Floyd at the SIS everyone on the floor of the arena had to sit on school-type plastic chairs (!?). When sections of the crowd started standing up, others had to follow in order to see. The government censors stopped the concert twice, and had the lead singer explain to the audience that they had to put the chairs back in place and sit down, or the concert wouldn't restart. They'd already played 'Another brick in the wall' that night, but they repeated it again in their 2nd or 3rd encore. The irony wasn't lost on many of us I expect.

Prodigy at Fort Canning, and most people are sitting on the ground on 'picnic rugs'... WTH!? :shock:


well I'm definitely going to watch them again, I hope they play anya, that song makes the hairs on my back of my neck stick up.
I saw pictures of the venue where they will be playing, it looks more like a venue for someone like elton john than for deep purple. Anyway its good that it's indoor and like you mentioned its got chairs.
I can't bear the thought of sitting down and watching a rock band , its just downright stupid.
I watched iron maiden with a crowd of 30,000 sweaty people hell it was great, there were a low cloud of weed hanging over the crowd :lol:

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 5:43 am

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictu ... le-0795723

Oh, John Entwistle, what a musician....

That sort of apparently effortless genius...

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 6:11 am

Soft Machine on Hoepla 1967
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtYFVtNlpKg
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Wonderful!!

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Postby Brah » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 6:16 am

Just saw their 'top 10', and though I never take anyone else's lists seriously, this one is ok, but of course Flea is there so it's more of a popularity contest, he's nowhere near the top 10 and there's 100 others who should be in his place. Same for Claypool, as if his slapping even comes close to Johnson's or Clarke's or Miller's or King's. But as we know, opinions are like.....

Now I'll go back and watch those clips though I've probably seen them before.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 6:27 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xuz94ZIPfJk
Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy ORIGINAL VIDEO


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Oh wonderful
(but I how I hate feeling like a sucker for a 4-chord song lol ;))

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 6:32 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bu1fkgUM7s
New Order live in Berlin (2012)
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..... how did I miss that :cry:

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 6:38 am

Brah wrote:Just saw their 'top 10', and though I never take anyone else's lists seriously, this one is ok, but of course Flea is there so it's more of a popularity contest, he's nowhere near the top 10 and there's 100 others who should be in his place. Same for Claypool, as if his slapping even comes close to Johnson's or Clarke's or Miller's or King's. But as we know, opinions are like.....

Now I'll go back and watch those clips though I've probably seen them before.




Yeah yeah yeah.... agree! :)

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 01 Mar 2013 5:18 am

Side-meme: Rock 'n roll lookalikes...

[screen-shots I made]

Image

and

Image

Were Luther Dickinson of The Black Crowes (top) and Mick Scavone of Ram Jam in any way related?

p.s. I was just watching the BC vid earlier and got a real deja vu, and so checked it out...

:)

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 02 Mar 2013 4:53 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4XAIV9igvA
Black.Crowes - VH1 Unplugged 2008 (Full Concert)


42 minutes 'studio-live', for free,.... like it.

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 02 Mar 2013 5:10 am

a-ha - Lifelines
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCkbfyk6XGc

Enjoyed this. It was very 'yeah, this is just how I grew up...' as a vid, that now feels so far from home*... :)


*Sorry, if that makes sense to anyone else!

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 02 Mar 2013 5:14 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBLeVcP_JQg
Ian Dury and the Blockheads - Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, 1977
vs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TZ_9-rbslo
Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The UK 1976
vs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Rm-Fu8rBms
Dead Kennedys - Holiday In Cambodia (1981)
vs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBd26f1XoyY
WENDY O. WILLIAMS - PLASMATICS
Versus er, er, er....
I was going to link a Benny Hill comedy clip....
But ended up with ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFS4zYWxzNA
'Clubbed to death - Matrix soundtrack'
It was great before it was picked years later as a film sound-track. Amazing 3D space and engineering on this recording. Why I never regret spending $[tooo much] on a hi-fi; 'hand built by women in hairnets' in the English countryside...

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Sat, 02 Mar 2013 8:29 pm

gothic metal by a band called theatre of tragedy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7lWv4ySvtU
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Sat, 02 Mar 2013 8:46 pm

the Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra will be performing at the esplanade

This is the band

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujwOnlNrsBA

Friday 15 March 2013 at 7:30pm
Add to a calendar Mar
15

Esplanade Concert Hall
1 Esplanade Drive
Singapore 038981
Singapore
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Sat, 02 Mar 2013 9:01 pm

I'm gonna go check out this place today

http://www.homeclub.com.sg/about/
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Postby JR8 » Sun, 03 Mar 2013 4:40 am

rajagainstthemachine wrote:gothic metal by a band called theatre of tragedy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7lWv4ySvtU


Blimey that was interesting, they're Norwegian too.

I'm not sure I'd describe that as 'gothic metal', assuming that means a blend of goth and metal!

It has a real foundation in house music, with a light touch of metal-style power rythmn-guitar going on. So maybe metal-house... or maybe just house, but with some heavier guitar in it..?

Thx, interesting. I'd never heard of them before.


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