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Hard News: Feeling Unserious

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  • Roundballnz,

    Stone Roses ......Classic 89

    Not sure I have this embedd thing down pat ... but here goes

    Jaffa land • Since Jun 2008 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    Now wait just a goddamned minute: 'Don't Dream It's Over' is a beautifully written song. It is. You can't let the overplayed MORness of it all blind you to its greatness. Plus Mitchell Froom ripped off the final organ figure from Elvis Costello's 'I'll Wear It Proudly', so even its stealing is awesome.

    That being said, Bennett is my hero for today. I have been utterly obsessed with Aretha's 'Rock Steady' for the last few months, and to have it playing over a clip of Soul Train? Bliss. Complete bliss.

    (Later, I will be defending disco. And the Philly Sound. Righto then.)

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3583 posts Report Reply

  • Che Tibby,

    i'll also admit listening to the cure for an unnaturally long time after college...

    so at least i was emo before emo was emo.

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2018 posts Report Reply

  • Alan Perrott,

    oh, puhleese let this work....

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 285 posts Report Reply

  • Tony Kennedy,

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 218 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    @Paul:

    (that was in response to Robyn - disco was forced on us by all the media - BOTH radio stations when I was a teen - I was horrified a few years back when a baby sitter brought her disco oldies over to play - and she wasn't being ironic)

    Neither am I!

    'I feel Love', the standard version:

    The freaky fast version which will make you gay:

    And my personal favourite, the Patrick Cowley 12" mix. I have this record and I have dropped it at a dance party and felt the love come calling ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 17969 posts Report Reply

  • Samuel Scott,

    some YMO...my favorite Japanese pop group.

    South Wellington • Since Feb 2008 • 267 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    (MIA, B52s, even some Tom Waits)

    Happened to be in the car the other day, with 15 year old, listening to Nick Bollinger rate the Scarlett Johanson album (Tom Waitts covers, she hits a few of the notes now & then).

    Afterwards Bollinger played a particularly inaccessible Waitts song so we could compare with the original - can't remember which, but the 15 year old's respnse (and she's an eclectic music fan I have to say) was. just. priceless.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2073 posts Report Reply

  • matthewbuchanan,

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 161 posts Report Reply

  • Nat Torkington,

    Going through our house at the moment:

    I know it's plebeian to enjoy Weezer, but they're So Damn Good. The lead singer, Rivers Cuomo, has YouTubers writing a song, showing them what he thinks and the order he works in. It's interesting, and he's definitely weird.

    Ti Point • Since Nov 2006 • 100 posts Report Reply

  • philipmatthews,

    Sorry Che, there's no such thing as emo before emo. The word you're looking for, I'm afraid, is "Goth". Having spent every day of my 19th year listening to the first Sisters of Mercy album and the Swans' "Holy Money", I can recognise the condition. Won't scare anyone by linking to either band here ...

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2007 • 638 posts Report Reply

  • matthewbuchanan,

    And Radiohead's "Nude" remixed by James Houston using mostly old electronic apparatus to provide the music.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 161 posts Report Reply

  • chris esther,

    was hoping to find 'the classical' or 'the north will rise again', but this version of a nz top 25 single is very very good.

    Since Apr 2008 • 13 posts Report Reply

  • Nat Torkington,

    Goddamnit. Let's try that again:

    Ti Point • Since Nov 2006 • 100 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    Grace Jones, Slaaaave to the Rhythm.

    (And I suspect this won't embed, so click the link plz)

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1823 posts Report Reply

  • Alan Perrott,

    a personal fave 'wish i was there' moment...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 285 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Martin,

    Yes...it is reasonable to be appreciative of what the kids are up to...lest they let us know if they appreciate us.

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 184 posts Report Reply

  • nothingelseon,

    Actually, I think the thing that blew my mind was Patti Smith's 'Because the Night' on Casey Kasem's American Top 40

    Saved by Springsteen!

    Welling-Town • Since Mar 2008 • 33 posts Report Reply

  • nothingelseon,

    ... kinda! ;-)

    Welling-Town • Since Mar 2008 • 33 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Hosking,

    Oookayy...

    Because it got a mention on an earlier thread....[and because it was the first time I ever heard a single and went 'I Must Have That Record Now' ]

    South Roseneath • Since Nov 2006 • 798 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell,

    And just to day I ran into this page explaining how that iconic Grace Jones Cover was created (pre-photoshop)

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 1958 posts Report Reply

  • Joanna,

    Way to rock out with your cock out, fellas. Here to complement:

    Tori Amos

    PJ Harvey

    Patti Smith

    Hole

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 718 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Hosking,

    ...and because this is all getting just too tasteful - a HUGE hit from '76...:

    South Roseneath • Since Nov 2006 • 798 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    'I Feel Love'

    Fucking. A. That is mightily magnificent.

    I'd like to share with all of you one of the most terrifyingly perky dance routines ever put on film, from Nancy Sinatra's TV special Movin' With Nancy (sponsored by RC Cola!). The madness starts at approximately one minute fifty-seven seconds, for those with little patience.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3583 posts Report Reply

  • Andrew G,

    This is from an Aussie, Saturday morning show for teens. Only the JSBX could pull this off at 11am. Brilliant.

    Napier • Since Mar 2007 • 47 posts Report Reply

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