2 Aug 2009, 19:39 by brass_souvenir
17 Jan 2009, 14:18 by Verslapper2008 saw me continue my drift towards heavier and more diverse music, and I think I've found my musical home: the slow, sludgy, low and heavy stylings of grunge. Perhaps I've come full circle back to the genre that burst onto the music scene in the early to mid 1990s, as I was becoming acquainted with music. In fact, I've been drawn to a lot more older music this year: from 1970s Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd, the 70s and 80s progressive rock of Rush, the 70s and 80s heavy metal of Judas Priest, 70s and 80s punk from Sex Pistols and Dead Kennedys, indie rock forefathers Pixies, the grunginess of Alice In Chains (and re-introducing myself to Soundgarden and Nirvana) and the greatest of all discoveries: the 90s sludge metal of Kyuss.
Part of this stems from listening to the least amount of radio in years. My beautiful Subaru Liberty, acquired November 2007, always has an MP3 DVD with stuff on it. Maybe the hip-hop and RnB on Triple J was too much for me. …
14 Sep 2008, 12:28 by producerjacobOf all the bands/artists in your cd/record collection, which one do you own the most of?
What was the last song you listened to?
Dashboard Confessional - Vindicated
What's in your record/CD player right now?
What song pretty much sums you up?
Erm dunno... how about On Call? Or Radio Heart?
What's your favorite local band?
Seven Story Down... or Polka Party.
What was the last concert you attended?
What was the greatest show you've ever been to?
Hmm dunno. Electric Gardens 2006 was pretty amazing... Saw Young Knives for the first time and they were awesome.
What's the worst band you've ever seen in concert?
Cheeky Cheeky and The Nosebleeds or The Cribs. They just sounded messy.
What band do you like musically but dislike the members of?
Hmm dunno... maybe Razorlight?
What is the most musically involved you have ever been?
Erm I've been in a band... and I've been to a gig...
17 Aug 2008, 10:32 by kool_kats_ruleGoing to be driving to first Brum and then Swansea, so some CDs are needed. I'm a bit behind on buying at the moment, so let's make one! 20 tracks, what do you think?
1. Radio Heart by The Futureheads
2. Cuts Across The Land by The Duke Spirit
3. David Bowie Cries For No-one by Cranky
4. Freewheel by Duke Special
5. French Disko (Stereolab Cover) by Editors
6. Mykonos by Fleet Foxes
7. Kriss Kross by Guillemots
8. Running Up That Hill by Placebo
9. Highness by Envy & Other Sins
10. Sober Driver by Dengue Fever
11. Becky by Be Your Own Pet
12. Phantom Limb by The Shins
13. You Could Make the Four Walls Cry by The Zutons
14. Less Talk More Rokk by Freezepop
15. 5 Years Time by Noah and the Whale
16. It's Different For Girls by Boy Kill Boy
17. Teardrop by Massive Attack
18. F.E.A.R. by Ian Brown
19. Scratch Your Name by Noisettes
20. One Day Like This by Elbow
26 May 2008, 20:11 by thisisall1wordThe Futureheads
Radio Heart (3)
The last single was a bit lacklustre but I'm happy to say that this one is a great pogo-along new wave track, no nonsense and straight ahead stuff which is great and all but still lacks the awesome-o jerkiness that they used to bring.
1981, sweaty underground back room gig sounds of suburban unrest captured here. Good stuff, if a little out dated by a mere 27 years, but so what?
Sons & Daughters
This Gift (3)
Rock and Roll with class and a side order of garage soul which doesn't quite catch fire but good stuff nonetheless.
The Party (2)
Ghostly party background noises make this a bit claustrophobic. Reminiscent of Visage's Fade to Grey in places although this isn't new romantic party music, this is anti party music.
Soul On Fire (2)
Latest stuff from Jason Pierce before this was coll scuzzy rock and roll - this is a return to a few less memorable moments on Ladies and Gentleman... …