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Post by Jinnistan » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:22 pm

When I did a thread on 90s music (what? five years ago?), this song wasn't available anywhere other than Grooveshark (rip). Some wise soul has decided to rectify.


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Post by Jinnistan » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:34 pm

"Rid of Me" is pretty well worn by now, but it was brand new then. I'll go with a deeper cut.


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Post by Jinnistan » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:54 pm

Back in the days of used CD shopping, it was imperative to locate the part of your city inhabited by your local music critics because it was a well known but unspoken fact that critics sell most of their promo copies given to them for free by the labels. I can't exactly ride the high horse here, as I'm buying CDs without paying royalties either. It was a strange symbiosis at work. Anyway, that's all completely irrelevant now.

The day I bought my copies of Transmissions From the Satellite Heart and Boces was very strange indeed. The convergences were restless.





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Post by Jinnistan » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:04 pm

This tape has almost half of the Bubble & Scrape album on it. Very profoundly pubescent self-pity stuff. Naked and loose when no one's home. You'll love it.








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Post by DaMU » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:07 pm

Ever since that SNL Weezer skit, I "rediscovered" them. Had Blue Album since forever, but now have listened to and really enjoyed Pinkerton, Everything Will Be Alright In The End, and White Album. Pink has that juicy, bristly less-studio-finessed instrumentation, Everything pop-rocks its way through some clean little songs (and a nifty three-song suite at the end), and White adds a Brian Wilson angle with its beachy setting/lyrics, esp. on more shamelessly evocative tracks like "Girl, We Got a Good Thing" and "Summer Elaine and Drunk Dori."





Red Album and Black Album are less satisfying. Will probably stop after checking out Maladroit and Green Album; haven't heard good stuff about Pacific Daydream, Hurley, Raditude, or Death to False Metal.
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Post by Jinnistan » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:24 pm

That's the spirit.


I think I prefer Pinkerton from Weezer. I think it has some of their better guitar playing.


You guys heard of this Kiwi slice of bloody valentine fuzz?


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Post by DaMU » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:02 pm

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I think I prefer Pinkerton from Weezer. I think it has some of their better guitar playing.
Agreed. Apparently a lot of the fans think the music lost something with bassist Matt Sharp wasn't there to counterpoint Rivers Cuomo, and I can get what they're saying. (The producer on the White Album forced current bassist Scott Shriner to listen to Sharp's work on Blue and Pinkerton as homework.)
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Post by crumbsroom » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:27 pm

I like the Blue Album well enough. It's kind of an impossible record not to like, or love. But Pinkerton is the only thing they ever did that really resonated with me. Not that I ever go back to it, because I don't, but I think it's probably one of the best albums from the 90's.

And, yeah, I think the exodus of Sharpe plays directly to their quickly declining output.
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Post by Stu » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:46 am

New Tool tune, finally:

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Post by Jinnistan » Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:14 am

Proto-Tool

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Post by crumbsroom » Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:37 am

Killing Joke are good.
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Post by Torgo » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:38 am

Killing Joke is one of my favorite bands. I love everything they've done, even their more pop-oriented Brighter Than a Thousand Suns and the maligned Outside the Gate. They're more post-punk/Goth than metal, but you'd probably like them, Stu.
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Post by Jinnistan » Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:03 pm

Torgo wrote:
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Killing Joke is one of my favorite bands. I love everything they've done, even their more pop-oriented Brighter Than a Thousand Suns and the maligned Outside the Gate. They're more post-punk/Goth than metal, but you'd probably like them, Stu
I like to call them "pre-industrial", a catagory also encompassing Throbbing Gristle, PIL and Caberet Voltaire, all of whom I've been digging deeper into lately.
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Post by Torgo » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:18 pm

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Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:03 pm
I like to call them "pre-industrial", a catagory also encompassing Throbbing Gristle, PIL and Caberet Voltaire, all of whom I've been digging deeper into lately.
You should add Einsturzende Neubauten, Skinny Puppy and Front 242 to that mix if you haven't already.
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Post by Jinnistan » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:58 pm

Torgo wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:18 pm
You should add Einsturzende Neubauten, Skinny Puppy and Front 242 to that mix if you haven't already.
Hm, that's really straight industrial. I was lumping those folks who were beginning to lay the groundwork.


This is not industrial.


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Post by crumbsroom » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:04 pm

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The best.

Also the first LP I ever listened to.
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Post by Torgo » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:05 pm

So you're looking for a more...agricultural playlist. Gotcha. 8-)
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Post by Jinnistan » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:36 pm

Torgo wrote:
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So you're looking for a more...agricultural playlist. Gotcha. 8-)
Some steam and kerosene, but pre-assembly line sweatshop firetrap. I guess....
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Post by Jinnistan » Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:53 pm

Top ten Aught band, imhobrwi

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Post by Jinnistan » Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:18 pm

Well, it's raining here.

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Post by Jinnistan » Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:26 pm

Somehow this isn't an Elephant 6 group.

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Post by Jinnistan » Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:33 pm

I still don't really know what this song is about exactly (I don't consort with the Long Island sort if I can avoid it), but I can listen to Rufus sing the phone book.

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Post by Jinnistan » Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:38 pm

I prefer the more mellow, pastoral Animal Collective to their digital rave cacophony, but I'm convinced that they will never be better than this.

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Post by Jinnistan » Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:49 pm

I guess I'm getting carried away. This is it.



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Post by angine » Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:32 pm

Sam Smith, Normani - Dancing With A Stranger...
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Post by Torgo » Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:41 pm

I really like Tool's new album. I'm not sure how many Opeth fans are here, but it's reminiscent of Damnation and their output since Heritage in tone and song length.
FWIW, I'm just a casual fan of the band. I'm only really familiar with Sober, Stinkfist and their Lateralus album.
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Post by Jinnistan » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:43 pm

Torgo wrote:
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I really like Tool's new album. I'm not sure how many Opeth fans are here, but it's reminiscent of Damnation and their output since Heritage in tone and song length.
FWIW, I'm just a casual fan of the band. I'm only really familiar with Sober, Stinkfist and their Lateralus album.
As casual a fan of Tool as I am (I tend to enjoy thier albums for a few spins when they come out), I'm much more casually a fan of Opeth, or really any modern metal on the more conventional side of, I dunno, Mars Volta. That's not to hate on Opeth - I've heard a number of their things that I like - it's just that I only have so much attention span left after trudging the latest Deftone "masterpiece".
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Post by Jinnistan » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:45 pm

("Is that Freedom Rock, maaan?")


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Post by angine » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:24 am

Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber - I Don't Care
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y83x7MgzWOA
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"We're outgunned and undermanned. But you know somethin'? We're gonna win. You know why? Superior attitude. Superior state of mind." - Mason Storm
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Post by Torgo » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:20 pm

I've been rocking out to Poets of the Fall and their alter ego Old Gods of Asgard since I was lucky enough to see them at the ProgPower festival last weekend and because I've been playing Alan Wake's American Nightmare. Here's their song from it:

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Post by Torgo » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:43 pm

I'm late to the party, but after hearing Rammstein's Deutschland, Radio and Auslander, I can proudly declare that they are back.
Hopefully, they'll do a North American tour. They put on a hell of a show.
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Post by Torgo » Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:12 pm

Paul Young retired from the music industry to open a butcher shop, of all things, and man, it's a good butcher shop. Every time you go away, you take a piece of meat with you.
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Post by Captain Terror » Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:32 pm

Torgo wrote:
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Paul Young retired from the music industry to open a butcher shop, of all things, and man, it's a good butcher shop. Every time you go away, you take a piece of meat with you.
Well done, sir.
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Post by Jinnistan » Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:44 am

I think I have some kind of Rolling Thunder hangover to work out.


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Post by Torgo » Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:07 pm

I was lucky enough to see Stereolab in concert yesterday. See if they're coming to your town because they put on a damn good show.
One of the highlights was their rendition of this song:

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Post by Jinnistan » Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:04 pm

Stereolab is one of my very favorite grous of the 90s (or all time really), and I was happy to see them back together, although I don't hold a lot of illusions for any new breakthrough releases. Something essential was lost with the passing of Mary Hanson that had already created a void in their last couple of albums before they split a decade ago. I'm glad that I got a chance to see the full band in 1999, supporting the same Milky Night album above (their last truly great LP). I watched this clip of their new set at Pitchfork about a month ago, and it hits on a nice short and sweet balance of a handfull of classics. Laetitia's still lovely. But it's pretty much a nostalgia show at this point.


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Post by Jinnistan » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:22 am

Oh, how is that new Abbey Road set? Funny you should ask...

Some cons: No new "You Know My Name" outtakes :x

More undistinguishable outtakes of "Maxwell's SIlver Hammer" and "Octopus' Garden".

For maximum inclusivity, I wish the set had also collected previously available gems like the a cappella "Because" and the remainder of Harrison's solo demos.


Pros: The restoration of the piano to Harrison's "Something" demo corrects one of the more inexplicable crimes of the Anthology set. And improves on the only available alternative of the scratchy acetate.

The isolated string arrangements for "Something" and "Golden Slumbers" showcase George Martin's subtlety.

"Here Comes the Sun" is one of the few tracks from the album to have never been bootlegged in an alternate version, so this stripped down recording is very welcome.

Billy Preston's skills on "I Want You" are here forever established.
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Post by Torgo » Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:23 pm

The new Opeth album, In cauda venenum, is very good. It might be their best since they reinvented themselves in 2011.
There's a lot to like about it, but my favorite thing is how it shows how good of a vocalist Åkerfeldt is.
Oh, and tickets for their winter 2020 tour are on sale now. Get 'em while they're hot.
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Post by crumbsroom » Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:43 pm

Everything is Fairport Convention for me now.
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Post by Jinnistan » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:58 pm

crumbsroom wrote:
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Everything is Fairport Convention for me now.
How about The Pentangle? Jansch and Renbourne? Third Ear Band?
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Post by Jinnistan » Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:17 pm

Dammit. Got my mouth all watered for Stereolab hash.


























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Post by Torgo » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:29 pm

All of the songs available on Spotify from Voyager's upcoming album are superb. This one features Leprous vocalist Einar Solberg:

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Post by DaMU » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:36 pm

Jimmy Eat World asking "What if we made a song around the same time as Genesis and The Police?" And I'm fully on board with the results.

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