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Mar 14 2018 00:19

potrokin, by misreading one of your posts you reminded me of my favourite Buddy Guy tune : )

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Mar 14 2018 00:46
proletarian. wrote:
potrokin, by misreading one of your posts you reminded me of my favourite Buddy Guy tune : )

Fyi, potrokin unfortunately deleted his account, something to do with porn and terfs.

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Mar 26 2018 05:33

Kate Bush. I liked The Dreaming, still need to get around to listening to her other stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmTVu5bNXtc

And some trip hop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRwvZfAqAts

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Mar 30 2018 17:03
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Tropic of Cancer sounds pretty similar, but a lot of their songs deal with the same love crap.

https://blackesteverblack.bandcamp.com/album/stop-suffering

Might also like Blouse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCLlMMLfNgQ

Thanks for those suggestions. Didn't see them till now. Had a brief listen and both seems up my alley, though I think I prefer Blouse out of the two of them (they seem to be fans of New Order going by their sound).

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Apr 1 2018 02:22

I like having Kraftwerk looping in the background when programming. It's neat how they did some songs in five different languages.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Fa_fRNUGZk

Just came across Thievery Corporation recently. I like this particular song, but some other their other song titles sound Alex-Jones-ish ("false flag" e.g.) which is somewhat of a put-off.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nq0ESlJhvBM

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Apr 18 2018 10:53

Bo Diddley back in 1965 - still making the electricity fizz.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeZHB3ozglQ

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Apr 23 2018 09:32

JD, Les Bains Douches has some nice recordings on it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgX6omwgBZY

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Apr 24 2018 09:22

Lou Usher sings ‘Blue Wing’.

He had a blue wing tattooed on his shoulder
Well, it might have been a bluebird, I don't know
but he'd get stone drunk and talk about Alaska
The salmon boats and 45 below
Well, he got that blue wing up in Walla Walla
and his cellmate there was a Little Willie John
and Willie, he was once a great blues singer
so Wing & Willie wrote him up a song
They sang, it's dark in here, can't see the light
but I look at this blue wing when I close my eyes
and I fly away, beyond these walls
up above the clouds, where the rain don't fall
on a poor man's dreams…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6e7mktcjJA

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Apr 26 2018 19:00
Auld-bod wrote:
Lou Usher sings ‘Blue Wing’.

He had a blue wing tattooed on his shoulder
Well, it might have been a bluebird, I don't know
but he'd get stone drunk and talk about Alaska
The salmon boats and 45 below
Well, he got that blue wing up in Walla Walla
and his cellmate there was a Little Willie John
and Willie, he was once a great blues singer
so Wing & Willie wrote him up a song
They sang, it's dark in here, can't see the light
but I look at this blue wing when I close my eyes
and I fly away, beyond these walls
up above the clouds, where the rain don't fall
on a poor man's dreams…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6e7mktcjJA

The confederate flags are a bit concerning. Never heard of B.D., but he's a bit too tame for me, like listening to the beach boys or something (though I'm sure both were more musically interesting/novel back in the day).

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Apr 28 2018 13:49

‘The confederate flags are a bit concerning’

Oops, didn’t spot that – the moral is - if you wear a flag on your head, you’ll get a bonce like a billiard ball.

B.D. had a hard core following and was ‘covered’ by other musicians including Muddy Waters, Buddy Holly, Them, The Yardbirds and the Rolling Stones.

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Apr 28 2018 16:44

I never liked his voice but the last four minutes of this are truly epic.

https://youtu.be/6SQ1lHZP0es

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May 10 2018 18:02

Sound slightly more refined than other "communist/anarchist" punk bands. Lead singer apparently died recently.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9_k8W2rvXo

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May 20 2018 16:19

Pretty Little Girl with the Blue Dress On, Rhiannon Giddens and some pals with music to lift the heart.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0IKwdfiL24

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May 20 2018 19:28

I am listening to Right Ho Jeeves read by the amazing Jonathan Cecil.
Also Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show series 2. Not to be confused with the god awful TV show. I particularly recommend this to Auld Bod who I’m sure would love it.

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May 25 2018 21:17

"Der Leiermann"

Thomas Quasthoff / Daniel Barenboim.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pze4NxCOjg0

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Jun 4 2018 19:38

https://youtu.be/FuvYBhaI92g

Class war on wax!

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Jun 14 2018 09:24

Paul Simon The Boxer Live in Paris

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sstgcbGsew0

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Jun 14 2018 18:20

Killer new tune from B Dolan...

https://youtu.be/U8niW3JTj_I

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Jun 16 2018 15:36

Cash - Folsom prison blues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkvtYdU9Kwo

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Jun 23 2018 13:02

If you're ever shitfaced at 4:45 in the morning and you don't remember why your alive, this is some walruses.

https://youtu.be/UK3UFV7GDS4

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Jun 24 2018 05:10

David Essex - Rock On

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liWIbE1gQTk

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Jun 30 2018 04:23

Sunday morning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qK82JvRY5s

Stephanie says

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weRw8vTKzAw

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Jun 30 2018 04:47

I’ve been listening to the lovely Loaded Album. Perfect for the summer weather and gently uplifting. I can make use of all the uplift I can lay my hands on at the moment too!

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Jun 30 2018 07:07
Noah Fence wrote:

I’ve been listening to the lovely Loaded Album. Perfect for the summer weather and gently uplifting. I can make use of all the uplift I can lay my hands on at the moment too!

"Sweet Jane" is a great tune off of that. I think I prefer the live version on American Poet. There's also the more melancholy 1969 version, but it's missing Reed's typical convention-defying lyrics ("Jack's in his corset, Jane is in her vest"). White Light/White Heat (edition with bonus tracks) is one of my favorite VU/Reed albums.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH9X1sm4Uv8

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Jun 30 2018 07:19

My partner of 35 years is called Jane and being a soppy old sod I have a romantic attachment to that song.
Oh Sweet Nuthin’ has a class conscious element to it if you really push your interpretation to the commie limit!

It’s funny, when I was a teenage junky it was all about Sister Ray and the other seedy/wild side tunes. I only listen to the pretty ones now.

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Jul 1 2018 03:12
Noah Fence wrote:
My partner of 35 years is called Jane and being a soppy old sod I have a romantic attachment to that song.
Oh Sweet Nuthin’ has a class conscious element to it if you really push your interpretation to the commie limit!

It’s funny, when I was a teenage junky it was all about Sister Ray and the other seedy/wild side tunes. I only listen to the pretty ones now.

I always thought "Sweet Jane" had an anarchist/communist element to it (the "those who've ever played a part" bit), but anarchism/communism likely wasn't on Reed's mind (at least to my knowledge). The "Sister Ray" track is pretty nihilistic and all, don't really derive much from that (there are lots of Reed songs I dislike actually -- um, "I want to be black" is pretty tasteless, the album Metal Machine Music in its entirety comes to mind, etc.) There's a JD cover of "Sister Ray" out there. Reed's music seems all over the place (had a song called "Jesus" which I don't know what to make of), can't really pigeonhole him or anything like that. I gravitate more toward the prettier songs too ("I'll be your mirror" is great in that regard). Your relationship with this music is probably much different from mine; pretty cool the libcommers who actually experienced these musical periods firsthand.

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Jul 1 2018 06:26
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pretty cool the libcommers who actually experienced these musical periods firsthand.

Easy tiger! I was only 5 years old when Loaded was released!

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Jul 20 2018 16:25

Ska cover of Despacito performed by the Holophonics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRcP1L0bj6U

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Jul 29 2018 21:54

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6xckBwPdo1c

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Jul 30 2018 10:16

I like listening to some of Kmfdm's stuff every now and then. They use the "anarchist/communist" labels quite a lot (and also quoted Bakunin in one song), more to be shocking or subversive I think than as expressions of their actual political beliefs (similar to a lot of punk bands).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbtk_I1v1kQ