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Old 01-26-2008, 06:34 AM   #136
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I think you have a different Sydney gig. 1989-11-18 is pretty good audience, and we have soundboard of some of it thanks to the Lovetown doco. You might be thinking of 1989-10-20? AMAZING gig, but there's a very squeally girl near the taper. If I remember correctly, she actually shrieks "I love you Larry!" during VAN DIEMEN'S LAND. Yeah, Larry's totally on stage then.
I think I have one track from the squealy show... AIWIY maybe? I've got 18/11/89 too, from memory, but don't recall how it sounds. And I'm not on my comp this weekend so I can't check...

My taste in music is fairly depressingly mainstream (comparitively speaking), but I like to think I have an open mind. I love Captive and Passengers, as well as things like Afro Celt Sound System, so I'm not as bad as some
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Old 01-26-2008, 06:35 AM   #137
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Old 01-26-2008, 06:40 AM   #138
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oh, and Axver, Unforgettable Fire is one of my all-time favourite albums too Very cool top 50 there .... a few of them I really haven't heard about before ... love Nick Drake's Pink Moon also.
Thanks.

I really don't expect anybody to have heard of stuff like Wolves In The Throne Room or Subterranean Masquerade or Sculptured. But it's good stuff, I swear. If you go for that sort of music anyway ...
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I think I have one track from the squealy show... AIWIY maybe? I've got 18/11/89 too, from memory, but don't recall how it sounds. And I'm not on my comp this weekend so I can't check...

My taste in music is fairly depressingly mainstream (comparitively speaking), but I like to think I have an open mind. I love Captive and Passengers, as well as things like Afro Celt Sound System, so I'm not as bad as some
20/10/89 has this amazing AIWIY --> Bad medley that I wish U2 had done more often. It appeared at only a couple of gigs. It also has one of the most scorching Desire --> Watchtower combos ever. I just wish the squeally girl would go get her vocal chords removed.

CAPTIVE. Now there's something that should be on my top fifty!
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maybe you can make me a mixed CD Always interested in hearing new music (well, new to my ears anyway ).

Ha, I thought I had a tough time explaining to some folk my musical taste! Usually the response is ... who? or ... ohhhhh ... or, wow .. are they STILL around???



But anyway, my favourite's are the Church Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Kate Bush, PJ Harvey ...

I must admit, I'm not terribly enthused by much around today .. nothing really inspires me recently. Still, I am open to new stuff always, but then again, I guess I'm kinda stuck in a time-warp too
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Just looked through your top 50, Axver... Not quite sure what sort of genre "shoegazing" is though.

If you feel like making a mix CD, wanna burn me a copy too?

I like what I've heard of The Church, which admittedly isn't much... and I love Nick Cave
I was driving from Canberra to Melbourne once, zooming along the highway with rain pissing down and thunder crashing, 'The Firstborn is Dead' blasting in the CD player...

I tried to broaden my brother's taste in music once, and burned a couple of CDs for him... I don't think they made much impression, sadly.

Gods, there's too much music out there and not enough time...
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Old 01-26-2008, 07:05 AM   #142
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maybe you can make me a mixed CD Always interested in hearing new music (well, new to my ears anyway ).
That sounds like a good idea - though I think I might just avoid all the really immense black metal stuff and the death metal growls!

Plenty of quality prog and obscure stuff out there though.

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Ha, I thought I had a tough time explaining to some folk my musical taste! Usually the response is ... who? or ... ohhhhh ... or, wow .. are they STILL around???



But anyway, my favourite's are the Church Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Kate Bush, PJ Harvey ...
I've sort of given up telling people what bands I like because it's so rare that anybody recognises even Porcupine Tree, who are fairly prominent as far as my favourite bands go (they even broke the UK top 40 with their last album!).

I recognise all the names you list, though I haven't really explored any of them. I should check out Kate Bush though, as Screwtape2 is right into her stuff and I share a lot of tastes with him.

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I must admit, I'm not terribly enthused by much around today .. nothing really inspires me recently. Still, I am open to new stuff always, but then again, I guess I'm kinda stuck in a time-warp too
I keep thinking that I'm growing tired of stuff and nothing's capturing my attention, and then something sneaks up on me. Alcest did that to me last year.

Though I don't think any album will ever evoke the emotional response from me that Anathema's Judgement did the first time I played it. Easily the biggest musical revelation of my life. It's one of those "holy shit" moments that you just can't forget. I've never been so hooked by an album within a single minute. The album's not for everyone, as it's very melancholic and emotionally intense, but it sure did something for me.
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Just looked through your top 50, Axver... Not quite sure what sort of genre "shoegazing" is though.
Wikipedia's article on shoegazing gives a good definition:

The British music press (notably NME and Melody Maker) called this genre "shoegazing" because the musicians in these bands often maintained a motionless performing style, standing on stage and staring at the floor* while playing their instruments ; hence, the idea that they were gazing at their shoes. The shoegazing sound featured extensive use of guitar effects, and indistinguishable vocal melodies that blended into the creative noise of the guitars.

*because they had a shitload of effects pedals to use!

I'll try to make a mix CD. No promises that I'll have one ready by Monday, as I'm fairly meticulous with these sorts of things, but I'll do my best!
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That sounds good Meloncholia is my favourite genre

I just had a quick look at http://www.cornerhotel.com/ and can recommend seeing Canadian Jeff Martin on February 19/20. It appears there's still tickets available! I'm going to the first show, and looking forward to it

Anyway, I must get going or else I'm going to have a very grouchy day at work tomorrow

Goodnight peoples
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G'night, TranceEnding

I have a partially-inexplicable fondness for the Corner Hotel now...
Went to see the Howling Bells there last year... would have been a decent show, but some idiot had the sound cranked up to "earsplitting". You can get away with volume like that in a stadium, but not a pub. Sigh.

Thanks for the info, Axver... sounds interesting.
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Bloody hell, mixtapes are not easy! I was very, very overly selective, even choosing songs from some bands purely on the basis of their comparative shortness, and yet I still came out with nearly 2.5 hours of music. Two CDs?

I haven't heard of Jeff Martin before. I'm already seeing Explosions In The Sky at the Corner Hotel a few days beforehand. What's his music like? I could use another gig; I didn't see enough live music in 2006.
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I had a similar problem when compiling the CDs for my brother... I wanted to start with one so I wouldn't be bombarding him with stuff... but I ended up giving him three.

I keep making new CDs to listen to in the car, as well...
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This compilation certainly covers some territory. You can see what I'm working on by checking my last.fm page. I won't go past two CDs, but I think going past one is absolutely essential. I've mostly steered clear of metal, and there's nothing extreme. But that said, I listen to something like Oceans Rise by Borknagar and say "that's not that heavy" while I'd be interested in how you'd react!

Now, if you want heavy, I can expose you to Wolves In The Throne Room. Or Ulver's Nattens Madrigal for that matter. Nearly blew out my eardrums a couple of nights ago when I accidentally put that on while the volume was up high.
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Well, about the heaviest things in my CD collection are Tool's two most recent albums, you probably think that's pretty soft (Although they were frickin' loud when I saw them a few years back!)
Someone tried to get me into Nightwish a while back, and they're not bad, but it's not really my thing.
I occasionally hear bits of TripleJ's Full Metal Racket programme, some of that really fast stuff goes right over my head

ETA: I just remembered, I have a Rammstein CD too. Been a while since I gave it a listen, but I do like it.

And now I'm definitely for bed...
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I never really got into Tool, though I do like a handful of their songs. I find their albums to be a bit too lifeless. As for Nightwish, that's not really my style of metal at all, and I don't blame anyone who can't get past Tarja's operatic vocals.

It's funny, I sometimes put on U2 stuff I haven't played in a while, and in my mind I've got this memory of how I thought it was such a heavy, rockin' song. And ... it's just not. That's not to say I think any less of the songs, as I usually don't. I was quite let down when I heard Miracle Drug lately, though. I remember the solo once felt like a fantastic release, the part where Edge really lets loose was almost transcendent ... but I felt nothing and it felt like he was playing so weakly.

I think a lot of people don't realise how diverse metal is. I think most people know of thrash and power metal, like Metallica and Blind Guardian. I am very much into the atmospheric and avantgarde stuff, much of which draws on unusual musical theories or folk music. In many cases, the folk influence is quite unrecognisable, especially to an outside listener. The general sound and asthetic is really an acquired taste, but it's certainly not all bands with stupid names like Fuck I'm Dead (real Melbourne band). There's some quite intelligent stuff. Orphaned Land, for example, are an Israeli band who bring together the three main religious traditions of their country to find common ground and promote inter-religious harmony.

OK, I'll stop before I really get going! Probably time to sleep anyway ...
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