Now playing... "what are you listening to right now" thread

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Post by windmill » Fri Mar 22, 2024 5:18 pm

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Marshall Crenshaw - Field Day

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Post by Ursa Minor » Fri Mar 22, 2024 6:58 pm

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The Langhorns - Mission Exotica
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Watching the corners turn corners

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Post by F15hface » Sat Mar 23, 2024 6:37 am

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I just got a reissue of Kerplunk so it's spinning at the moment. Great to hear the baselines with so much more clarity.

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Post by crazyzeke » Sat Mar 23, 2024 11:12 am

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I just got a reissue of Kerplunk so it's spinning at the moment. Great to hear the baselines with so much more clarity.
:-*

So much love for this album. Four of the tracks number among my Top 25 Favourite Green Day songs - Christie Road, One For The Razorbacks & 2,000 Light Years Away, 80. Have they gone back to the original tape and remastered it or something?
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Post by crazyzeke » Sat Mar 23, 2024 11:18 am

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Absolute classic, my favourite Who album with Who's Next a close second. Production, songwriting, theme of four, Roger's amazingly passionate vocals, guitar tones, piano tones... I try and find fault with it and the only thing I can come up with is the lyrics on Helpless Dancer don't really fit with modern sensibilities - the stuff about lesbians, queers and blacks, it's not meant to be derogatory but is a reflection of the language of the time. Whatever.

If you only listen to one song from the album, let it be this one. That vocal :w00t:
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Post by F15hface » Sat Mar 23, 2024 11:55 am

crazyzeke wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2024 11:12 am
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Sat Mar 23, 2024 6:37 am
I just got a reissue of Kerplunk so it's spinning at the moment. Great to hear the baselines with so much more clarity.
:-*

So much love for this album. Four of the tracks number among my Top 25 Favourite Green Day songs - Christie Road, One For The Razorbacks & 2,000 Light Years Away, 80. Have they gone back to the original tape and remastered it or something?
I think it's the same audio as every other pressing. It's been a decade since the last run and copies were getting real expensive so I guess they just thought it was time to bring it back. Very happy to have picked it up either way. Followed it up with 1000 Hours/Slappy/39 Smooth on green/yellow/silver vinyl respectively, as repressed last year.

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Post by luau » Sat Mar 23, 2024 4:03 pm

Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. They're playing next door and I'm not really sure what they're up to.

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Post by crazyzeke » Sun Mar 24, 2024 9:18 am

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This, it's the B-side for I'm So Excited which I put on by mistake, liked it and left it to run - got a good deep slow groove going on, bass playing is tasty. It's way noisier than the A-side though, like the previous owner spun the B way more. Interesting. Doesn't usually happen that way.
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Post by crazyzeke » Thu Mar 28, 2024 6:09 am

🤘🏻 KILLING JOKE 🤘🏻

I've taken a break to let my ears rest but I wrote this slamming KJ style song (tune only, lyrics to come) at 2am, then later woke up feeling angsty despite having a solid, fun day out (social/wedding band rehearsal) yesterday and figured going back to the well would help. Totally did.

The Death And Resurrection Show - drums on this whole album courtesy of your old friend and mine, one David Grohl.

The Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaait - remaster as the drums sound almost as good as the other one, more like a modern KJ record.

Pylon [Full Album] - One of the better latter-era KJ releases.

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Pointer Sisters one day, Killing Joke the next - eclectic af. ;D
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Post by eilrahc » Thu Mar 28, 2024 8:36 am

I've been finding it a bit difficult to sit down and listen to music lately, but YouTube recommended me the fabulously mid-nineties video for "Angel Interceptor" by Ash a few days ago, and I think it's spurred me on to revisit their first few LPs. I don't think they've ever made a perfect album, there's always a couple of duds and they're often ten minutes too long for fuzzy pop punk records, but when they're good they're very very good.

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Post by windmill » Sun Mar 31, 2024 2:43 pm

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Kayama Yuza - Black Sand Beach

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Post by crazyzeke » Sun Mar 31, 2024 5:05 pm

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I've been finding it a bit difficult to sit down and listen to music lately, but YouTube recommended me the fabulously mid-nineties video for "Angel Interceptor" by Ash a few days ago, and I think it's spurred me on to revisit their first few LPs. I don't think they've ever made a perfect album, there's always a couple of duds and they're often ten minutes too long for fuzzy pop punk records, but when they're good they're very very good.
Love Ash with a pASHion. Also love bad puns. I think Nu-Clear Sounds is underrated despite a couple of crap ones, like on that record something like Aphrodite is pure cheese, hate it.

Free All Angels is a bit uneven with forgettable stuff like Cherry Bomb and Candy which even live was a total snooze, but it's on the same album as Walking Barefoot which is literally one of the best pop-rock songs I've ever heard and other gems like Pacific Palisades and Nicole.

All time favourite track by them on the "soundtrack of my life" type album is easily A Life Less Ordinary which is far better than the film it was made for and long forgotten about.

Probably Meltdown was their last great album, kinda lost interest after that when Charlotte left, her the provider of very sweet backing harmonies. I mean Tim isn't exactly a powerful lead singer but he can carry a tune well enough - I think that might have been their weakness actually and maybe why they weren't bigger - and is an excellent writer.

It pains me that their biggest hit (other than Oh Yeah which I think still might be their only #1, and is a decent song with a nice string arrangement) is one of their blandest songs - Shining Light, but one of their other biggest was Burn Baby Burn and that track rules. Shoutout for Envy, definitely underrated for it's lunatic use of multiple key changes, I've no idea how they got away with it but it sounds ambitious and daring, two things a lot of modern rock bands just aren't.
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Post by F15hface » Mon Apr 01, 2024 2:35 am

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Vincent Vocoder Voice. Noise rock. Picked up this record and a 7" when I saw them support Projecter in Brighton back in February. I loved their set and the vinyl was super cheap so why not. Really enjoying the album.

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Jake Andrews - Train Back Home

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