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Thread: Current song you are listening to(or the Last song you listened to)

  1. #3526
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    Do you feel a nostalgia for the 90s/early 2000s ?


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  3. #3528
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    Quote Originally Posted by caffeinatedzombeh View Post
    Gray's posted a lot of Bombskare but he's not posted this one yet so I reckon I can get away with it.
    You might be right, I probably didn't post that one. I've listened to it LOADS, because you can not ignore the brilliance of Bombskare, but I try to limit my pimping here to only about 4-5 songs so I don't wear you out by repeatedly telling you how bloody awesome they are. Oh, by the way, they're bloody awesome. For your own personal happiness and enjoyment, you need to listen to more Bombskare. Now. Do it now!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tocky View Post
    Note how Gray has dropped out now that he has found someone? Don't pull a Monkeysee on us now.
    That's not what I'm doing. Real life has been interfering. Also, love. Yes, ok, you may be onto something, but more than one thing has been happening lately, and it's been taking up too much of my time. Don't worry, I'll still come back to tell you what quality music you need to listen to and why all your opinions are wrong, I'm just... too bloody happy right now. Sorry about that.

    Quote Originally Posted by howeird View Post
    Sweet merciful crap, someone else actually remembers InSoc? I'm a massive fan, but usually of their harsher, nerdier, noisier stuff.



    I also have loads to say about goth and Type O Negative, but it's late and I have a cold, and I'm tired. I just needed to vent the above before I explode in a mixture of green snot and frustration/excitement. Please don't try to picture that in your head.



    [Edit]

    Just to add something to this thread, I've been going through all of my old stuff recently, from A to Z, and so far I've only got down to the lower A's. This stood out because it's just so amazingly brilliant.



    Noid would approve. And I'm not even down to Autechre yet.



    [Edit again]

    Love. Yeah. It was a very unexpected thing. I live in a very faraway country, over 1000 miles from home, and to my surprise, for 16 years someone from my home country -and- region have lived just literally around the corner, less than 3 minutes away. We bumped into each other by accident. It feels very weird to speak my home language again, and talk about places we both know, and hear how her weird northern accent matches mine. My age, my country, my home, my region, my accent, my... everything. Literally there, I can even see her house from across the yard. Life is weird. Hours and hours and hours of talking in a language I've not used for 12 years, and in an accent I've not used for 30. And that's not even the weirdest thing, but the rest isn't suitable for a family audience, so just insert a Disney animation of happy bouncing bunnies instead. Let's just say there were a lot of coincidences on a completely implausible scale. I would never believe it if someone told me.
    Last edited by Gray; 23rd Feb 2020 at 23:56.

  4. #3529
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    I never got Autechre. I tried but it was too much like rubbing your hand on a taut balloon.

    Anyway here is one of my favs from years back I haven't posted-



    And here is a more recent one of theirs-



    That voice.

    Oh and I'm pretty sure I did tell you, Gray.

  5. #3530
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    these guys are great like ELO and Abba had an illegitimate child with Black Sabbath.

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    also how in the hell did we miss out these guys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tocky View Post
    I never got Autechre.
    Some of it is just lovely.


    Some takes a little bit more patience. And about a bottle of vodka to numb your senses. And probably earplugs.






    [Edit]

    Yeah, I've mentioned it before, and every time I post, I can't stop myself from mentioning it again. I've got a ticket for 242!

    Yes, yes, I know, they're old farts by now, remnants of the 1980s, but so am I. I'm nearly 50, and most of them are just over 60, so they're sort of pushing that Rolling Stones cliché I so did not want them to become 20 years ago, but now that I'm old, I don't care anymore. Young people can mock me, as they should, and I will promptly tell them how all their music is just whiny bland shit. Battle of the generations. That is not just a sarcastic comment, I hear very little anger in modern music, where there is so much need for it now. Young people of today, rise up and make noise, not just bland R&B X-Factor Pop Idol The Voice tedious pointless nonsense! Shout! Be angry! Be angrier! Your generation is fucked because mine fucked up your world! Shout about it! Go all Greta Thunberg on us with noise! Do it now!

    :ahem:

    My point was this. I've got a ticket. I'm old. They're old. But, even so, as I play this live show with poor sound recorded in my home country only a few months ago, it only took me two minutes to make me jump out of my bloody seat, old fat bastard that I am. Halfway through it now and I'm still headbanging. Even if we're just old farts, there's still some bloody energy in it. Now that's quite unusual.
    Front 242: Live Sthlm 2019
    Last edited by Gray; 28th Feb 2020 at 22:25.

  8. #3533
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    Yeah. Still don't get Autechre. Foxy Shazam is both kitschy and fun though.

    Here is another Skunk Anansie I like. It's a great big monster fuck you song and will never see radio play. Enjoy fuckers.


  9. #3534
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    Skunk Anansie's vocalist up there has the thinnest wail. It's almost endearing when it's not annoying.



    There's at least a little right with the world when a heavy metal band decides to do punk, and nails it so hard it's like the 70s swung right back around.

  10. #3535
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    Sorry, Tocky, I completely ignored you as usual and just went rambling on about whatever nonsense I needed to vent. I do like Skunk Anansie to the point that I very nearly went to see them when they played here last year, but too much other stuff was happening at the time. I love the voice of Skin, she can believably project both anger and vulnerability.

    And, as a side note, when I discovered them back in the day, I found it mildly amusing how similar we looked, with our shaved heads and cargo pants jumping around like idiots. I still look the same, only wrinklier and fatter, because I despise fashion and I refuse to change.

  11. #3536
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulphur View Post
    Skunk Anansie's vocalist up there has the thinnest wail. It's almost endearing when it's not annoying.
    Soooooo always endearing then? It's not a ragged out punk voice but there is a place for opera quality voices recognized by Pavarotti in rock. Maybe not in the song you posted which was a better than expected blend of punk and metal and made me wonder why there isn't more of that.

    However, this was the correct observation-

    Quote Originally Posted by Gray View Post
    I love the voice of Skin, she can believably project both anger and vulnerability.
    But damn it Gray, stop calling yourself fat. Past a certain age it is either fight like a madman to stay trim or just enjoy life. The running gag with me is "wait till I suck my gut in" before pics. BTW I twisted my ankle hiking mt. Nebo and never really got back to my push ups. I do want to. I was improving. I always want to be able to do fifty. I just don't think I'm ever getting to a hundred.

    Also I heard a very heavy Pink Floyd influence in some 242. Check out around 42:00 on and tell me "Run Like Hell" isn't in that. Then again, Floyd planted the seeds of industrial.

  12. #3537
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    Hehe, I'm actually quite slim, only about the same 6-7 kilos overweight I've been for the last 20 years (that's a "stone" to UK people). It just sounds so much better when I'm trying to point out to younger people that I'm old, fat and slow. Even though I'm just, technically, old and slow. But I need three words to hammer home how pointless I am.

    And bald. I usually say "old fat bald bastard", just to point out that I'm out of touch and should not be listened to. But old TTLG:ers might remember I've been shaving my head since 1993, so I don't even know if I've developed male pattern baldness yet. What I do know is that I can still grow out a fringe if I wanted to, but that would look ridiculous on its own.

    Also, my parents were married, so I'm not technically a bastard either. So, um, yeah, I exaggerate a lot to make myself look worse. Much of which is sarcasm to make you take me less seriously. Says the big old fat bald bastard. Well, at least I'm actually quite tall. If you'd call 6ft tall.

    [Edit]

    Yes, of course there's a Pink Floyd reference in 242, it's what they were trying to escape from, but also grew up with. Some chords are even the same, except it's much shorter, angrier, louder and shoutier. The whole point of EBM was to -not- refer to old American blues/rock roots, but come up with something new and European, but old influences would bleed in and some artists would either be better than others at hiding it, or completely disassociating them from it. But even Kraftwerk was influenced by James Brown and the Ramones. And Wagner. And Bach.



    [Edit]

    Again with the fatness. I met up with Daxim in Berlin in, oh, 2002? He was very slim and athletic at the time, quite buff, even. Last year, we met up again. I wore the same clothes. He, um, I'm trying to find a way to phrase this in a way that won't piss him off more than necessary. Let's just say there was twice the Daxim to love. I guess that my point is, that by contrast, as a man pushing 50, I've remained the same miserable grumpy old bastard for the last 30 years, same poor fashion sense, same grumpy attitude, same weight, and same stupid hairstyle (give or take a few exceptions when I grew a ponytail from zero and then shaved it clean off again). I think what I'm getting at it that I'm tediously boring. I make jokes about me being fat, but I'm not really. Much. I'm just a sarcastic arsehole, and that probably won't ever change either.
    Last edited by Gray; 29th Feb 2020 at 13:01.

  13. #3538
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    I've always loved this song, but it's taken on a whole new meaning to me recently. I won't elaborate, apart from saying it was very memorable and surprising. I now associate it with something quite different than I used to. You wouldn't believe me if I told you.

    Fleshquartet, Nåid, Stakka Bo and Titiyo


    Fleshquartet, aka Fläskkvartetten was a punk string quartet, undeniably the rockiest cellos you'd ever see. Is that a dist guitar solo I hear? No, it's a cello. The name "Fläskkvartetten" was a joke, referring to the classical string quartet Freskkvartetten. But with more fläsk.
    Nåid was Martin Landquist, who made two really awesome techno/house/pop albums and also produced some brilliant artists like Mine and The Cardigans.
    Stakka Bo was the stage name of Johan Renck, now more famous as a director of Chernobyl.
    Titiyo Jah was a soul/pop singer, half sister of Neneh Cherry.

  14. #3539
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tocky View Post
    Soooooo always endearing then? It's not a ragged out punk voice but there is a place for opera quality voices recognized by Pavarotti in rock. Maybe not in the song you posted which was a better than expected blend of punk and metal and made me wonder why there isn't more of that.
    She's got a voice that works for a range of songs; this one, though, in combination with the live setting, doesn't play to her strengths. Perhaps the studio version will refine it.

  15. #3540
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    I don't like many soft songs. This one I love.


  16. #3541
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    Upbeat blast from the past


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    Corona virus hand washing song

    To reduce the spread of the Covid-19 virus, people are urged to wash their hands more often and for longer. Fair enough, that's always a good idea, it'd reduce the spread of your average cold virus and others as well. However, to make sure you wash your hands for 20 seconds, they suggest you hum "Happy Birthday" twice while you do it, that'll be roughly 20 seconds. But imagine the scene, you're standing in a public restroom, alone, washing your hands and singing "Happy Birthday" to yourself, it seems pathetically sad (as pointed out on The Last Leg last week). Boris suggested you sing the national anthem, but he's a complete moron and anything he says should be ignored. So is there a better song? I can think of at least one.

    They Might Be Giants: Fingertips (segment 19/21, "I'm having a heart attack"):


    Fair enough, it might not work for you, but I seriously intend to use it. What are you washing? Fingertips! What could be an unpleasant outcome of catching the virus? Death! (Well, not exactly a heart attack, but close enough.) And I've listened to this song for over 25 years, I know it impossibly well.



    If you'd rather go with a different 20 second song, fine, feel free to suggest one, but this one works for a TMBG-nerd like me.


    [Edit]

    I'm not saying that they are even vaguely aware of that I posted the above, but 90 minutes later they did the same thing on this week's The Last Leg - asking for suggestions on twitter of other songs to hum while washing your hands. I did not send them this one though, because A) I don't think they'd find it even half as funny as I did, and B) I'm not on twitter. But yeah, I'm not saying I had a unique thought and they clearly copied me, quite the opposite, it's such an obvious idea to have if you don't want to sing Happy Birthday to yourself.
    Last edited by Gray; 6th Mar 2020 at 18:26.

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    Pick your poison

    TORNADO - Global Pandemic Death Metal - 2018

    Korn - Rotting In Vain Hard Metal - 2016

    System Of A Down - Toxicity Hard Metal

    Slipknot - Psychosocial Super Hard Metal

    Feast or Famine - "Another Pandemic" Edmonton, Alberta band - Alternative Rock - 2011

    Flupandemic · Flying Fish Sailors Texas Band -> Blue Grass ??? - 2015 1999

    Kadenza - Pandemic Euphoric Hardstyle 2015

    Human Malware - ℗ void 2019
    Last edited by howeird; 16th Mar 2020 at 20:48. Reason: Added more

  20. #3545
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    Go Go Machine Orchestra is a new favourite from KEXP.

    Purple Hash:


    Union Works:


    Morse Code:


    Bits Steve Reich, bits Mike Oldfield, bits Bugge Wesseltoft, bits something else. Sort of "experimental easy listening" (if I may call it that) with probably a couple of odd time signatures and shifting patterns paired with some electronic and rock influences etc...

    I was also going to write something about Fläskkvartetten, because Gray mentioned them... uhm... oh, yeah, it happened that Swedish choreographer Mats Ek employed them for his performances. My favourite piece is from Apartment (and the dance performance itself icke att förglömma):


    Powerful.
    Last edited by qolelis; 15th Mar 2020 at 15:28.

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  22. #3547
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    I can't help it. A few more. We need the laughs about now.






  23. #3548
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    Thanks, YouTube, for obscure coolstuff

    Children of Light, Biff Rose.

    Last edited by Perdustin; 15th Mar 2020 at 19:34. Reason: added video link

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  25. #3550
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    With all the metal cats above, I feel the need to give the metal dogs some love.

    For their last album, Alestorm decided (in typical Alestorm fashion) to do an entire second version of the album but with the vocals replaced by a cheap dog barking keyboard sound, also adding "for dogs" to the end of every song title. The result is a masterpiece.


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