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View Poll Results: Favourite Australian Band/Artist?
Powderfinger - Australia's answer to U2 3 8.11%
The Avalanches 1 2.70%
george 0 0%
Something for Kate 1 2.70%
Blue Bottle Kiss 0 0%
Augie March 0 0%
Crowded House 6 16.22%
the Scientists 0 0%
Midnight Oil 3 8.11%
Regurgitator 0 0%
the Screaming Jets 0 0%
Silverchair 2 5.41%
Skyhooks 0 0%
Hunters and Collectors 2 5.41%
Natalie Imbruglia 1 2.70%
The Living End 2 5.41%
John Butler Trio 0 0%
Kylie Minogue ahahahaha! no freakin way! 1 2.70%
Nick Cave 6 16.22%
other 9 24.32%
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Old 07-12-2002, 08:32 AM   #31
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This is a great post ! well Im biased of course. I have to go for Crowded House ( When U Come, all time fav song, just beautiful)

Also love Something for Kate, Midnight Oil, Living End and You Am I which is not mentioned.

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Old 07-12-2002, 08:33 AM   #32
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What about Spiderbait bert? Aren't they from there? Or is it Melbourne....
I loooove Spiderbait.
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Angie, re. Midnight Oil - right on all counts.

Re. Dave Graney, yes he is one of my favourites. I cannot understand why he is not on the list. Dave Graney is the Frank Zappa of his generation.
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Old 07-12-2002, 01:47 PM   #34
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I voted for "Other" because INXS isn't on the poll. I also like Crowded House and Midnight Oil.
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It's funny; I think Midnight Oil's music is beautiful. I seriously do. I think most people listen to them more for power, excitement, energy, attitude, political lyrics, but to me, songs like Kosciusko, Under the Overpass, My Country, Drums of Heaven, and The Dead Heart are very beautiful. Beauty is what I look for above all in music and I wouldn't like the Oils as much as I do if I didn't find that quality in them.

I saw Neil Finn two days ago. What a great show--fun, funny, beautiful. A lot of people ended up dancing in front of the stage by the end, including me. He also did an in-store appearance at the Virgin Megastore, and in a weird way that might have been even better than the actual concert. He did six acoustic songs and two of them were the songs I absolutely most wanted to hear--Private Universe (I was in shock) and Into the Sunset. I also talked to him for a minute when he signed my CD. He's very funny, very genuine and so talented.

I have to check out Hunters and Collectors some time.
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Midnight oil have their moments of beauty, for sure. 'One Country' is an awesome song and also provides proof that Peter Garrett really can sing when he so chooses.

'Don't call me baby
Don't talk in maybes
Don't talk like has-beens
Sing it like it should be...'

Yeah there's beauty there, but there are also too many paint-by-numbers rants for me to ever really call myself a fan.
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Old 07-12-2002, 11:03 PM   #37
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BTW Betty, there's a reason the Superjesus aren't on the list, and I suspect it's got nothing to do with Adelaide.

Adelaide is a fine city - I'd move there if I could...
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Yeah there's beauty there, but there are also too many paint-by-numbers rants for me to ever really call myself a fan.
I figure every band has some paint-by-numbers songs...I think U2 does. But man, after acquiring almost all of Midnight Oil's albums over the last two months, I'm starting to think they're one of the most versatile bands I've ever come across.

Let's not get into an argument about this, though
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No problem, and really I do enjoy a lot of Midnight Oil - heck, I even used to own a bunch of their records. And to some extent I share their politics, it's just that the transcendence doesn't always seem to be there.
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Oh Kieren, do I hear some tall poppies being cut down??????

I can relate to some of what you said in your first post, but then again I just wonder why you have to be so harsh, and no this is not because you attacked artists that I respect, I just dont understand your rationale basically......but anyway can I ask which Aussie artists you personally like- I know you like Paul Kelly- good choice, anyway who else do you admire and I too like Dave Graney, seem him live countless times but I would never of thought of him in the same way as Zappa- I really find that a very interesting correlation- Graney reminds me more of a lounge singing and jazzed up Leonard Cohen- but anyway each to his own, music can be so subjective...


oh and by the way I liked your comparrison of the Hunters to War era U2, maybe that is why I like them so much, seeing as though War is my favourite U2 album, and Mark Seymour not being able to sing!!!!!! what is with that, he has a great voice have a listen to 'January Rain'- a song that shows his voice beautifully
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Argh..Darren Hayes...Cant stand him...can't stand most of his fans either

Truly, if you post on ASG you probably know how I get along with savage garden fans. So far I've gotten 2 names banned on there. But I'm back to disturb their mindless discussion!
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Cool! another SG fan! I was obsessed with them for about a year - it was them that got me into U2

Welcome to the board Mango

Same here..Darren going on and on about U2, I felt I had to check them out..and I was like WHOA. Why did I not find this out earlier?! Look in my avatar, isn't he cute hehe
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Argh..Darren Hayes...Cant stand him...can't stand most of his fans either

Truly, if you post on ASG you probably know how I get along with savage garden fans. So far I've gotten 2 names banned on there. But I'm back to disturb their mindless discussion!
I don't like some of his fans. But I met him and he was unbeliveable! He was so sweet. I don't like ASG. the Mod. there is an ass. I have told him off so many times.
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I have to check out Hunters and Collectors some time.
Oh yes please do and I think I can honestly say that if you like both U2 and Midnight Oil then I think you are going to like Hunters and Collectors, Ok now I think that you should try and download these song Mp3s from a server and see what you think...

Holy Grail

Talking to a stranger

Head above water

Where do you go

True tears of joy

Throw your arms around me (the quintessential H&C song)

and check this out to learn more
http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll
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Sorry, I didn't realise I was being either harsh or obscure. Well simply my rationale is what I like vs what I do not like. Simple as that.

Yeah Mark Seymour's singing improved greatly with time. I am referring to earlier work. And my main point was, despite (what I perceive as) his lousy singing/shouting, it was a damn fine record (Human Frailty, that is).

The Dave Graney/Frank Zappa thing was in jest. I wasn't serious, except in so much as I have heard a tiny bit of Zappa and there seemed to be a bit of the same loner cowboy vibe going on. Oh well.

I dissed Powderfinger cause I think they stink. Basically. Ditto the Superjesus. I have some time for Midnight Oil, as previous posts would make clear - they ARE a talent, whatever my own views on them.

Which Aussies artists do I personally like? Ok, short off the cuff list:

Dave Graney
Paul Kelly (yes)
Augie March
Something for Kate
Underground Lovers
The Go-betweens
Spiderbait (a bit)
Machine Gun Fellatio

There are others probably, I cannot think of them offhand right now...
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