In response to SonicsMonksLyresVicars' comment:
Got a few new bands for you to listen to, please keep sending me some too:
- Scum Bugs (Norway) - by far my favourite new band of the year. Knew of them, but about 2 seconds (literally) into their first song I (at the bar) nearly suffered whiplash. Then 40 minutes of ultra fun and joy.....then 45 minutes of giving them (extremely nice guys) stuff, then 5 hours at http://www.yelp.co.uk/biz/ye-olde-axe-london . Hand-on-heart, it was one of the best nights out I've had all year. Sounds like?: sort of like the Mummies, but Waaayyy less lo-fi......LP out on Screaming Apple soon. If Ritchie wasn't a mate we'd poach them, but they and we cool!....but a couple more hours at the Axe....;-)
- Dead Moon (London) - Most surprising new band of the year for me, so far. I generally despite Psyche...but as I think I've posted before, my favourite historic album this year is Easter Everywhere. Ok, so there's EE, Syd Barrett.....I also despise "lounge music".....slow death. But there are a few....don't know enough about the genre to explain it properly...."Southwest Deserty stoner stuff!!!!!t (joke)"....my favourite is called "The Friends of Dean Martinez". Dead Moon really caught my attention.
That's it for now hun, what you got? X
Re "Stuff*&^%(*&!!!!!!t"....any of you ever buy the Geordie magazine "Viz"? IMO, the most stupid, inappropriate, outrageous, filthy, sexist, racist, homophobic, abomination imaginable.....but, not for the first time, they have achieved a new, disgusting, outrageous, irrestistably hilarious low....Flyin Brian got an advance issue the other day, rang me...and about 5 of us spat out everything we'd eaten/drank since 1979. It is soooo bad.
But I'm Good (believe it or not)! x
Just out of complete curiousity, but are you from the United States? I am. Born in the Boston area in 1961, emigrated in 1989. Not sure why that matters, though.
Do you listen to anything besides new music or punk? I largely listen to new music, unsure why that might be perceived as a bad thing. Also unsure why you seem to think I'm some arch-Punk. I am not.
Like, what is in your music collection in general? I am seriously curious. I have a very large number of records.....many thousands. Roughly evenly split between LPs and 7". I also have a thing for 10". Probably have only around 500 CDs....I only buy them when a band's album isn't available on vinyl. I probably have every album by the Stones, Beatles, Kinks, CCR, Doors, etc....plus many of their singles if that matters to you. I even have a Beatles 78, one of my favourite records. You seem to be very interested in name bands from Europe that probably aren't very good, just to make it seem like you are on some cutting edge. Rude, unfair and unkind. I'm not "name dropping", I'm not "cutting edge", I'm just very interested in music and like the community here, a lot. I like most of the people here, and think it might be appreciated by some if I suggest bands they might not otherwise hear. I often listen to people's suggestions here. I've actually looked at some of the stuff you've suggested and realized that I would happily pay $50 to keep you away from a satellite jukebox in a bar all night. heh
You were born here, now type/speak like you're from England (you've heard me speak?) and are obsessed with bad, forced and orchestrated English music exclusively because you now live there? Really odd. I think it's odd that you are behaving so aggressively toward me. "Bad"? Isn't that a value judgement? "Forced and orchestrated"? That's absurd, it's exactly the opposite i.e. it's simple, primitive music I generally like. "English music"? Again, absurd, I have no interest in the country of origin of bands....in fact most of my favourite bands are from the States, Continental Europe, Australia and Japan.
I just don't get your sales pitch. There is no sales pitch....I just love music. The bands you list are bands that are club bands Absurd, though there is nothing wrong with many "club bands" that no one i.e. you knows because, no one cares about gimmicks or trendy music who is into music. So you're saying the music you think I like is both unknown and trendy. Isn't that oxymoronic? Tey want something a bit more real unless you're a teenager or have no taste at all. That's sad.
England tries to put out bands every decade and they dribble out a couple good ones in those 10 years, but gimmicks don't fly here very well. You act like everything going on in Europe is incredible. I can tell ya right now, it ain't. Again, absurd. I've posted several times recently about my favourite band of the moment, Barrance Whitfield and the Savages, from, uh, Boston. I think I've mainly posted things here this year about them, Lyres, NOBUNNY, Kid Congo Powers, Stitches, Hex Dispensers...all from the US.
If there is one thing I hate about music post 1960s is the idea that gimmicks and trends means something is good. Nope. Why do you think that applies to me? I buy almost exclusively vinyl....either actual 60s releases or contemporary music in that style. My favourite turntable (16, 33, 45 and 78 rpm) blew a valve the other day so I'm using my 70s twin decks for now. What's your view on the Standells vs the Remains? I travelled to Vegas a few years ago to see the Fabulous Wailers play....among my favourite bands. Stopped in Boston on the way home to see my family....my (late) daddy was very interested in music and in fact was a radio DJ in the 50s and asked me about the festival I'd seen in Vegas. I was most excited about having seen the Fabulous Wailers and he said "That's funny, when I was a DJ I used to play records by a band with the same name". I replied "It's the same band, I love them". He laughed, saying "Oh know, it can't be, they must be in their 60s by now". ;-)
I am honestly not trying to crap on your thread of course you are, you often do because I can see there is some excitement in your posts, but you post a lot about these weird, quirky bands that all sound the same again, absurd IMO....give some examples or use some kind of a gimmick. Not exactly true...I've posted before that I despise stage clothes, though I do love over-the-top goofy gimmick looks like the Mummies. Do you listen to anything else? Don't patronise me, please. This week I've mainly been listening to the new Barrance Whitfield and the Savages album (best album of the year, IMO), my favourite comp ever entitled "The History of Northwest Rock Volume 1", sundry 60s comps, Hasil Atkins and a London band called MFC Chicken....loads more too, music is playing in my home virtually 100% of my waking hours.
Like, what is "Psyche" Psychedelic Music....how can you not know that? Easter Everywhere has recently become one of my top 10 albums ever or "Slow Death"? take it literally What does that even mean?
Also, what music did you grow up on? the first 17 albums I bought were by the Beatles....the next 15 or so were the Stones, then all the Kinks, Doors, Creedence, etc. Loved the Ramones intensely and other similar pop punky bands (Buzzcocks, etc.) But my favourite-ever band remains Husker Du, followed closely by the Minutemen How old are you? I am seriously just curious. Why? Do you want to know my race, religion, body shape, sexual orientation and politics too? I'm nearly 52 if you need to know. You seem to be this hardcore punk person that's laughable, you don't know what you're talking about....in fact many of my closest friends are really into punk and/or are punk musicians who occasionally gently mock for not being a punk (as if it matters) who just is running from anything organic that's comically ignorant....it's exactly the opposite....I loathe digital music due to its poor sound quality, most of the bands I respect record to tape in analog studios like Toe Rag, Circo Perrotti, etc.....and looking for anything quirky, trendy again, that's laughable....I am about as far from trendy as one can be in Europe or just plain not good. lmao
Please don't respond with some odd stream of consciousness either because I can't be the only person here wondering what on earth it is the language you use. Try to be a real human in discussing for once. lol
If you want to persist with your aggression toward me, at least get your facts straight. I like it here a lot even though I'm not exactly in line with many posters' taste....but I value that. FFS, I directed the OP to Yoga whom a) I like, and b) expressed an interest in a band I mentioned previously.
I've also posted several times that I feel comfortable here so I deliberately goof around and even mocked myself recently by referring to my nonsense as a "Puddle of Consciousness".
I do not want to get into a p1ssing contest with you, so please ignore me.