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  • recordari,

    Beyonce does Prince's Beautiful Ones and segues into Sex is On Fire by KOL at Glastonbury. Once you open that lid, there's just no closing it. You have been warned.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    That A.Skillz remix of California Soul really is irresistable. My toes suffered inadvertent involuntary entrainment. I may even have bobbed my head.

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2344 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle, in reply to recordari,

    Once you open that lid, there’s just no closing it.

    Did I ever tell you about the time I saw Destiny's Child at the Houston Rodeo for seventeen dollars? There was a flaming hoop involved.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3625 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Danielle,

    Did I ever tell you about the time I saw Destiny's Child at the Houston Rodeo for seventeen dollars? There was a flaming hoop involved.

    No, funnily enough, you didn't. That sort of street cred is impossible to falsify.

    Was it the one where they did this?

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Jeremy Andrew, in reply to Rich Lock,

    I may even have bobbed my head.

    But did you Whip Your Hair? Or even Bang Your Head?

    Hamiltron - City of the F… • Since Nov 2006 • 840 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock, in reply to Jeremy Andrew,

    At my stage of life, hair to whip and a neck that will support a decent 'edbangin' session are the stuff of memories.

    Now, where did I leave my zimmer frame...

    Edit: I was entrained enough to wave my bald spot back and forth to the second one of those tunes. Oh, the horror.

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2344 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to recordari,

    Did I ever tell you about the time I saw Destiny's Child at the Houston Rodeo for seventeen dollars? There was a flaming hoop involved.

    No, funnily enough, you didn't. That sort of street cred is impossible to falsify.

    I saw Sonic Youth encore with the opening chords of 'I Wanna Be Your Dog' and then IGGY CAME ON STAGE AND SANG IT.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18666 posts Report Reply

  • James Butler, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I saw Sonic Youth encore with the opening chords of 'I Wanna Be Your Dog' and then IGGY CAME ON STAGE AND SANG IT.

    Vids or it didn't happen.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2009 • 801 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    Way back in the dark ages, Iggy apparently appeared out the murk at the Androids gig at the British in Lyttelton and got onstage.
    A weird one: I saw The Troggs at the Quinns Post in Lower Hutt in 1981. The bar barn was practically empty. Troggs were fat and fortyish and desperate. They played for barely an hour and did Wild Thing at least three times to fill up the set.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2568 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I saw Sonic Youth encore with the opening chords of 'I Wanna Be Your Dog' and then IGGY CAME ON STAGE AND SANG IT.

    Vids or it didn't happen.

    Apparently it did.

    Bloody hell that's awesome!!

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg, in reply to Hebe,

    Way back in the dark ages, Iggy apparently appeared out the murk at the Androids gig at the British in Lyttelton and got onstage.

    A few of us took Iggy to The Cook Street Markets party in 1980 (it was his birthday and we'd had a cake and a few glasses of the nasty plonk NZ called wine back then, so we were a bit pissed). Th'Dudes were onstage, part of the way through The Passenger - the ig walked up to the stage and just leered at Peter, who stopped mid-phrase.

    Iggy declined the offer to go up, as he was in a go-to-the-bar mood but the band played no more Pop covers that night (they used to do a few).

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3203 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    A few of us took Iggy to The Cook Street Markets party in 1980

    Amazing really. I still rate his first BDO appearance in 2006 (shit that seems unlikely!) as one of the best live shows I've seen. He ripped the space between audience and performer to shreds, and then filled it with water and had a bath in it. 26 years later!!

    Didn't hear much about this year's BDO appearance. Oh right, I was there, hiding under the stand from the rain, and not being bothered to fight my way into the 'D'.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Grigg, in reply to recordari,

    I still rate his first BDO appearance in 2006

    And then there was this, which should be read in the context of this.

    Just another klong... • Since Nov 2006 • 3203 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Simon Grigg,

    And then there was this, which should be read in the context of this.

    That's just so... rock 'n' roll. Being on Iggy's hit-list is probably about as much street cred as is humanly possible.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to recordari,

    My stepson was pointed by Iggy at that BDO as a particularly good hell-raiser. I don't know whether we should be proud.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2568 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock, in reply to recordari,

    Didn't hear much about this year's BDO appearance.

    I was distinctly underwhelmed, but it was pleasant enough.

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2344 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Rich Lock,

    I don't know whether we should be proud.

    As a regular concert goer I would say, hell yeah.
    As a parent of three promising 'hell-raisers', I'm not so sure either.

    it was pleasant enough.

    It seems possible that if you looked up 'damning with faint praise' it would have this as an example, particularly when used to describe Iggy Pop. But yes, you are not the first to say this.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    As a regular concert goer I would say, hell yeah.
    As a parent of three promising 'hell-raisers', I'm not so sure either

    Parenting is complex. Not a situation that twit Nigel Latta would have to deal with I bet.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2568 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    Oh look, we've made a Friday post last a whole week. Anyway, while we wait patiently (cough) for the next one, this has certainly been a good revival of all things Elvis Costello.

    It's a perfect, if a bit chilly, day in Auckland. Here's one for the road.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle, in reply to recordari,

    this has certainly been a good revival of all things Elvis Costello

    And I didn't even have anything to do with it! And I'm listening to the bonus disc of King of America RIGHT NOW!

    I feel like a bit of an Elvis-booster failure, TBH.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3625 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Ok then

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16444 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    Well, shit, if we're in Scary Elvis Mode, have a cover of One of the Scariest Songs Ever:

    "Seems I was holding a wrench, Mama
    Then my mind just walked away"

    Shudder.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3625 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Danielle,

    Scary

    And sad

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16444 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    It's a perfect, if a bit chilly, day in Auckland.

    I'm glad I spent it with you.

    while we wait patiently (cough) for the next one,

    He just keeps us hanging on. He just keeps us hanging on.

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2344 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock, in reply to Jeremy Andrew,

    But did you Whip Your Hair? Or even Bang Your Head?

    Jeremy: I cannot. Get. That. Fucking. Earworm. Out of my head.

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    Who would have thought that bringing together greasy german metallers with a tweeny pop princess could be so good.

    Wait, that didn't sound right....

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2344 posts Report Reply

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