What are you listening to right now? Pt VI

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I'm a very late comer to the Pixies, I'd heard some of their early stuff way back when but it really wasn't my thing but Hey popped up recently in a playlist somehow & I instantly loved it. So slowly working my way through their discography, so many good songs.

 

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I'm a very late comer to the Pixies, I'd heard some of their early stuff way back when but it really wasn't my thing but Hey popped up recently in a playlist somehow & I instantly loved it. So slowly working my way through their discography, so many good songs.


This monkey's about to go to heaven.
 

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good way to start a Monday morning;)


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I remember hearing wave of mutilation the first time, not knowing the name or lyrics of the song, thought it was really melodic and groovy. Then you get the darker side. Pretty explosive band member relationships too which adds lots of spice.
 

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EN KERNAGHAN BAND 45rpm

I like this single because it reminds me of a time my housemate came back with a purchase of the brand new James Baker Experience 7" ("I Can't Control Myself"/"Born To Be Punched") and rushed over to commandeer the stereo system off me so that he could play it, excited by the prospect that somewhere on the cover or on the label he had read the words "Double B-side" . He had also asked the fellow behind the record shop counter, who also happened to be a good friend of the recording artist "What does this sound like" and got the reply "In a word...(now this part I can't quite recall if the next word was "unlistenable" "abombinable" "attrocious" or "disasterous" - but I trust you get the gist).

Like that 80's Aussie classic, this has two zero commercial potential songs that will sound great and/or terrible depending on how sincere you think the artist is and perhaps if you have some level of appreciation for absurd D.I.Y. garage rock. I got a kick out of the lyrics of the 2nd song first ("Things Are Constantly Changing") as its really one for the (older) ages. En, who only looks about 20 something in the photos i've seen, tells you about a list of things that are different for him now compared to when he was a youth. The first song "Divine Body Care" has a sitar/tabla sound on it, and is more of a spiritual praise song probably related to En's time a Hare Krishna devotee somewhere up on the Sunshine Coast.

 
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Moby - Reprise album

Really like the rework of Natural Blues

Extreme Ways is my favourite song of his, but it could be better
 

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I'm a late comer to the Beatles, which sounds ridiculous. But it's because of that Get Back documentary.

I knew the main songs of course like Hey Jude, Yesterday, etc. I played a few of them on the piano growing up.

At the moment I've been going through some of their songs on Youtube and a lot of them are just ordinary songs that I have heard around the traps and didn't know were even from the Beatles. So my opinion on these songs like "A Day in the Life" is unbiased by their reputation. I always felt that song for one was ordinary. On the flip side I used to like "Here comes the Sun" before I learned it was from the Beatles too.

I do appreciate their simple sound, and their diversity of vocals, and their evolution as a group.

I feel a lot of their music seems superior in its simplicity at times. Their songs seem so broad and open to everybody by comparison to artists that I regularly listen to, who create songs about more specific subjects.

Then there is the cover art, a lot of which became iconic. I'm not sure if they created it, and if so if it became iconic of its own accord, or to some extent that just followed from being the biggest band in the world. I can't think of a more famous trio of album art than Sgt Pepper, White Album, Abbey Road.

I feel a lot of their status is probably because they were the first to do it, or to popularise it. In a similar way to how Elvis, Bruce Lee, James Dean, and others will never be topped because they were similar trailblazers in their particular field.

This is one of my favourites that I listened to this week. Apparently it didn't even make the album at the time.



I also have this song in my head at the moment.

 

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I'm a late comer to the Beatles, which sounds ridiculous. But it's because of that Get Back documentary.

I knew the main songs of course like Hey Jude, Yesterday, etc. I played a few of them on the piano growing up.

At the moment I've been going through some of their songs on Youtube and a lot of them are just ordinary songs that I have heard around the traps and didn't know were even from the Beatles. So my opinion on these songs like "A Day in the Life" is unbiased by their reputation. I always felt that song for one was ordinary. On the flip side I used to like "Here comes the Sun" before I learned it was from the Beatles too.

I do appreciate their simple sound, and their diversity of vocals, and their evolution as a group.

I feel a lot of their music seems superior in its simplicity at times. Their songs seem so broad and open to everybody by comparison to artists that I regularly listen to, who create songs about more specific subjects.

Then there is the cover art, a lot of which became iconic. I'm not sure if they created it, and if so if it became iconic of its own accord, or to some extent that just followed from being the biggest band in the world. I can't think of a more famous trio of album art than Sgt Pepper, White Album, Abbey Road.

I feel a lot of their status is probably because they were the first to do it, or to popularise it. In a similar way to how Elvis, Bruce Lee, James Dean, and others will never be topped because they were similar trailblazers in their particular field.

This is one of my favourites that I listened to this week. Apparently it didn't even make the album at the time.



I also have this song in my head at the moment.


Something has a strong argument for being the best of all Beatle songs. It is close to perfection. George also had HCTSun on the same album - an astonishing brace of songs by the 3rd man.
 

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Moby - Reprise album

Really like the rework of Natural Blues

Extreme Ways is my favourite song of his, but it could be better
I admit to liking some of Moby, espesh the blues reprises which are extremely affecting.
 

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EN KERNAGHAN BAND 45rpm

I like this single because it reminds me of a time my housemate came back with a purchase of the brand new James Baker Experience 7" ("I Can't Control Myself"/"Born To Be Punched") and rushed over to commandeer the stereo system off me so that he could play it, excited by the prospect that somewhere on the cover or on the label he had read the words "Double B-side" . He had also asked the fellow behind the record shop counter, who also happened to be a good friend of the recording artist "What does this sound like" and got the reply "In a word...(now this part I can't quite recall if the next word was "unlistenable" "abombinable" "attrocious" or "disasterous" - but I trust you get the gist).

Like that 80's Aussie classic, this has two zero commercial potential songs that will sound great and/or terrible depending on how sincere you think the artist is and perhaps if you have some level of appreciation for absurd D.I.Y. garage rock. I got a kick out of the lyrics of the 2nd song first ("Things Are Constantly Changing") as its really one for the (older) ages. En, who only looks about 20 something in the photos i've seen, tells you about a list of things that are different for him now compared to when he was a youth. The first song "Divine Body Care" has a sitar/tabla sound on it, and is more of a spiritual praise song probably related to En's time a Hare Krishna devotee somewhere up on the Sunshine Coast.



Gee - that sounds like my former boss towards the end of our annual Christmas party, blind drunk on the Karaoke machine and wondering why most people are suddenly leaving, while a few of the usual arse-kissers, also off their chops, are sitting around clapping..?
 

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Gee - that sounds like my former boss towards the end of our annual Christmas party, blind drunk on the Karaoke machine and wondering why most people are suddenly leaving, while a few of the usual arse-kissers, also off their chops, are sitting around clapping..?

You are probably in a better postion than me to answer that question...is it a question? I"m not in contact with the artist, so information unavailable. Maybe contact your ex boss, or maybe the artist on his bandcamp page.
 

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You are probably in a better postion than me to answer that question...is it a question? I"m not in contact with the artist, so information unavailable. Maybe contact your ex boss, or maybe the artist on his bandcamp page.

Guess my underlying question is - it's hard to believe such as musical obscenity was actually recorded..?
 

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