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Discussion in 'Melbourne Demons' started by Crimson Azure, May 26, 2011.
Many, many moons ago. Joanne Whalley goes alright. Have you seen Willow?
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I agree grunge was never a dominant force, but lets not forget the years Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and co had big albums in the early 90's (particularly Nirvana and Pearl Jam). I'm sure in those years a grunge album may have been number 1, at least in the US anyway? Can't be bothered looking it up, but I do recall that Pearl Jams vs was the fastest selling album of all time in the US when it was released.
Though perhaps what darthsidusfan is getting at is that, after the grunge, alt and rock (60's to 90's) lost its mainstream popularity, there was nothing left but pop on the radio, and that well, sucks
Also for 90's grunge diehards, Alice in Chains has released two albums in the past few years, which are genuinely really good, it's like they came out of stasis (albeit with a different singer) and have no influences from the past 20 years, and just played like they would have in 1995. Check it out.
I have indeed. I suspect Joanne Whalley was the non-mainstream thinking-man’s sex symbol of the 80s. Pretty certain my Dad watched the Singing Detective 4 times for that reason rather than just an appreciation for the works of Dennis Potter.
I picked 1995 because it was an amazing year for music, but since you mentioned vs I couldn't help but look it up
Turns out vs was the #1 selling album for five weeks (Billboard charts are here: http://www.billboard.com/archive/charts/1993/billboard-200); only Janet Jackson and Whitney Houston had albums at the top for longer. In Utero was the #1 selling album for a week; somehow even Billy Joel topped the charts for longer.
As far as singles go, in 1993 either Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey or Janet Jackson held the #1 position for 41 out of 52 weeks, which is amazing really.
I find this stuff really interesting not sure if anyone else does sorry
Yup, totally get it, and it does suck a little bit but with community/ online radio, spotify & other streaming services + internet forums/blogs etc. there's way better ways to find great music these days.
There'll never be another Beatles, Floyd or Led Zeppelin (nine studio albums in thirteen years) and I'm ok with that: none of those bands can be topped anyway.
Oh and FWIW, I highly recommend any floyd fans out there make the effort to see Roger Waters when he tours early next year: his Dark Side of the Moon tour a few years ago were incredible, The Wall wasn't bad either.
Weird feeling time: this is the first year since 2007 I haven't worked retail at Christmas.
oooofff I highly endorse this. Worked retail until 2011, the first time I had the full four days off after 14 years. Absolute revelation.
But whose lap will all the little children sit on now??
I just saw Malcolm Turnbull kind of picking his teeth with the arm of his glasses while listening to a journalist ask a question.
I say that’s weird and we need a change of Government. Or at least a leadership spill.
There ends my political commentary for 2017.
Was it as bad as Bush Snr checking his watch during a debate and then stuffing up the question?
Sorry for history references
Can it wait until new year? I bet my Dad (who hates Lord Wafflesworth) that he'd survive until Christmas.
Who knows guitars? I'm keen to teach myself to play - I know a little bit after some ill fated attempts years ago, but I'm keen to give it a good crack again ... I just need a guitar. Does anyone have any advice on something that would be good to learn on? Nothing amazing, but also nothing that would be better served as kindling.
Buy a second hand Chinese Squier strat for around $250. I have one and it’s perfexctly fine and easy.
Get a second-hand guitar
Chances are you'll go far
If you get in with the right bunch of fellows
I should have mentioned that musical prodigies need not respond.
If your teaching yourself to play then I found this guy really useful, https://www.justinguitar.com/en/BC-000-BeginnersCourse.php
His second lesson is about what kind of guitar you might want to use.
I had a cheap electric guitar when I first started and struggled with it. I then got an acoustic guitar (just a standard dreadnought metal strings, not an el cheapo, but a step up from that, I think it was about $400 a few years ago) and found I got a lot more out of that and progressed a lot quicker.
But it also depends what you want to do with it. If you want to learn chords or pick notes so you can play along to some of your fav songs, then in my opinion learning on an acoustic is better for that. If you want to learn riffs and solo's and create lots of noise with power chords and distortion etc, then obviously an electric guitar is your go.
Whatever you get, it may pay to get a professional to 'service' the guitar and make sure its set up right, especially if you get one second hand. The height of the strings (action) can make a big difference.
Also this guy on youtube is good once you know a bit, he has easy to follow lessons on how to play tons of various songs, from easy to advanced
But I'm certainly no great player by any stretch of the imagination, I only learn and play as a hobby
Great info, thanks for that mate.
My instrument of choice.
I'm also a fan
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Only problem with them is I genuinely like those two songs and I was trying to take the p15s out of myself.
I haven't looked at my guitars in a decade. Four of them were gifts- an uncle, a grandfather, and (2x) girlfriends. Not sure what to do with them.
I'd use them if I had talent :/
Just look at them. Or even not look at them, Spinal Tap style.
Proper Gander you have more posts than anyone in this thread with 399. Over 10% of the total posts too.