Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: Feeling Unserious

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  • Russell Brown,

    The Velvet Underground

    Better than Breaking Benjamin!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 19116 posts Report Reply

  • Che Tibby,

    make up, better than... everything

    although, the version on the album (__save yourself__) is better </sacrilege>

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2026 posts Report Reply

  • Che Tibby,

    crap!

    posting fail.

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2026 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    crap!
    posting fail.

    I fixed it 4 u. Just the URL ...

    Leo says: "Fail is a noun!"

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 19116 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Sun Ra, out there on the perimeter ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 19116 posts Report Reply

  • Steven Shaw,

    Small Faces going absolutely primal at the Marquee club, 1966

    Auckland • Since Apr 2008 • 7 posts Report Reply

  • Robert Fox,

    Check the guys track record.

    Since Nov 2006 • 106 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Boden,

    Miles Davis Septet, way out there.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 22 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell,

    I've also loaded up my kid's ipods with "music I think they should like" ... sometimes it's worked sometimes it hasn't - sometimes I'm pleasantly surprised - some stuff has become family favorites (MIA, B52s, even some Tom Waits) but they still pick up stuff that annoys us with its banality - I think that's the natural order of things

    We put all our CDs on a family (firewalled) in-home music server so they have access to everything we have for their ipods (except for the vinyl, one of these days I'll spend a month and digitise all of it too) so occasionally I get a 'Dad can we get X' and I get to be cool Dad who already has the neat stuff at home

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2201 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Boden,

    Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac. The original is still the best.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 22 posts Report Reply

  • Bennett Row,

    Soul Train clip featuring Aretha Franklin's Rock Steady. It has one of the funkiest bass-lines ever, which EPMD sampled to full effect.

    Since Mar 2008 • 8 posts Report Reply

  • nothingelseon,

    Embedding not allowed for this but...

    Kraftwerk - The Robots

    Welling-Town • Since Mar 2008 • 34 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Embedding not allowed for this but...

    Damn, you're right. They've blocked it. Just click on the "from YouTube" text, folks ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 19116 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell,


    for those who just heard Son of Dave on 9 to noon

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2201 posts Report Reply

  • nothingelseon,

    Joy Division!

    Welling-Town • Since Mar 2008 • 34 posts Report Reply

  • Tony Kennedy,

    some more "arresting images" from an interesting album collection

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 219 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    Oh man, this thread is going to be overrun with dad music.

    Part of growing up is finding out what kind of music you like. My dad liked Simon and Garfunkel. I didn't. My mum liked classical music. I didn't. I liked De La Soul. My parents didn't.

    We all need to go through phases of liking music that our parents hate, of falling in love with shitty pop music just because it was the soundtrack to good times. And we all need to grow up remaining convinced that the music of our youth represented a golden period, the likes of which we will never see again, and that most modern music is rubbish.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1878 posts Report Reply

  • Che Tibby,

    I fixed it 4 u. Just the URL ...

    ta. will search/add more from home.

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2026 posts Report Reply

  • nothingelseon,

    Miles Davis & John Coltrane!

    Welling-Town • Since Mar 2008 • 34 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell,

    But I still have an abiding hatred of disco ...

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2201 posts Report Reply

  • Che Tibby,

    We all need to go through phases of liking music that our parents hate, of falling in love with shitty pop music just because it was the soundtrack to good times.

    my very first tape was crowded house, don't dream it's over. </shameful admission>

    that only lasted till someone said, "jesus... at least try to listen to this" ---> sex pistols.

    i think i still have that tape in a box at the back of the wardrobe. wee fauns come through occasionally to sample it.

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2026 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    We all need to go through phases of liking music that our parents hate, of falling in love with shitty pop music just because it was the soundtrack to good times. And we all need to grow up remaining convinced that the music of our youth represented a golden period, the likes of which we will never see again, and that most modern music is rubbish.

    Don't mistake my tone. I was quite delighted, really.

    But I'm down with the Hype Machine generation too!

    Oh, and having finally joined a gym, Carl Craig is my friend. How can anyone do that without an iPod full of cool techno?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 19116 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell,

    (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)

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2201 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    my very first tape was crowded house, don't dream it's over. </shameful admission>

    Oh man ... I had two Supertramp albums on cassette before punk rock came along and saved my life.

    Actually, I think the thing that blew my mind was Patti Smith's 'Because the Night' on Casey Kasem's American Top 40, to which I would listen every weekend. It was a serious what the fuck was that? moment.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 19116 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell,

    I think I was saved by discovering blues and brit-ska - especially the british punky blues - and I'm happy that my son will also throw the Beat on occasionally

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2201 posts Report Reply

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