Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: Friday Music: Memories of a strange day

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  • Zac Arnold,

    Glad you have a good time last night Russell! The next 'The Other's Way' will be on the first Thursday in Feb. Hope to see you there :)

    Auckland • Since Jan 2014 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • Bevan Shortridge,

    Saxophonist Bobby Keys (died on Tuesday) in concert with Joe Cocker on Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour with The Letter:

    Ian McLagan (died on Wednesday) on keyboards with the Faces on Stay With Me:

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 122 posts Report Reply

  • Greg Wood,

    Pardon my French, but FUCK YEAH NICK CAVE. See you there...!

    Now back in Aucktown • Since Dec 2006 • 86 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    Remember about 10 years ago when novelty mashups were a thing? Well, they still exist. Every year a laptop owner called DJ Earworm makes a mashup of the year's top tracks. This is his one for 2014:

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    Also: here's something from my fave new band, Years & Years. They were nominated for the Critics' Choice Award at the 2015 BRIT Awards (the winner of which was announced yesterday, for some reason). Their sound is like electronica, '90s R&B, and pop, which is just fine by me. This is their saucy song "Take Shelter", performed live for a Critics' Choice showcase:

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    You lucky, lucky bastard! I too missed out on Nick Cave tickets, despite begging and pleading.

    But I do have tickets to Conor Oberst at the Powerstation next March--which will be a father and daughter outing as he is my daughter's favourite musician, and he is supported by The Felice Brothers, whom I dearly love,

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2539 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Flying Out/Flying Nun/Arch Hill just can’t quit the party thing. Christmas Party at the KA, featuring Tiny Ruins, Grayson Gilmour and more.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Nick Cave tickets

    I managed to squeeze myself in to the Sunday show.

    I'm still enjoying the latest album, and looking forward to seeing this live.

    Push The Sky Away.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Agree with you about High Road. It is a heap of fun.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2539 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    mashup of...

    like this?

    or was it

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Mike O'Connell, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Talking of party things, any report on Lawrence Arabia's Hits of the 60's last weekend? He's doing 70's Hits tomorrow I gather. I can imagine Eno's Needle in the Camel's Eye will feature which he did at the Wunderbar last month. And wouldn't the Saints' Know Your Product be cool - he has a horn section, of sorts!

    Meanwhile, Dictaphone Blues will be in party mood at the Darkroom tomorrow night with release of Mufti Day. I'm intrigued to see the red vinyl. The River Jones play support.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 379 posts Report Reply

  • Alan Perrott,

    I was there last week and can report that a great time was had. The Zombies were my highlight - cool wiggy keys - but they also banged out Turtles Happy Together, Floyd's Arnold Lane, Flying Burrito Bros, Beatles and stuff and things.
    it was jammed inside, so get there early and don't expect to be able to move.
    I'd be there tomorrow but prior engagement etc and so on.

    also very stink news about McLagan.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 438 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Mike O'Connell,

    Talking of party things, any report on Lawrence Arabia’s Hits of the 60’s last weekend? He’s doing 70’s Hits tomorrow I gather. I can imagine Eno’s Needle in the Camel’s Eye will feature which he did at the Wunderbar last month.

    The cover he did with the band (on the Chant Darling night of the albums tour at the King’s Arms this year) of the Velvet Underground’s ‘I Found a Reason’ was sensational. It literally made me cry a little bit.

    And wouldn’t the Saints’ Know Your Product be cool – he has a horn section, of sorts!

    Oh god, stop. I’m already going to Nick Cave. 'Know Your Product' is to be played at my funeral. You should not taunt me with such thoughts.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

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    Matthew Heine playing with a reconstituted Sold Gold Hell at a party tonight at Lucha Lounge.

    My son liked them and I put it to him that was because they sounded more like Black Sabbath than any other band on the bill. He agreed.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • Lisa Black, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    Oh that's lovely! Thank you, Robyn.

    Wellington • Since Jul 2010 • 71 posts Report Reply

  • Mike O'Connell, in reply to Alan Perrott,

    He was quite something on the keys that Ian McLagan. Here's a Guardian obituary. And here's but a small sample of his pedigree, right from the intro in this version of my Small Faces' fave, Tin Soldier:

    The backing singer on that recording is PP Arnold. The link with McLagan and the Faces continues with PP Arnold who did the first recorded version of Cat Stevens' First Cut is the Deepest:

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 379 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand, in reply to Mike O'Connell,

    Thanks, Mike. I have always loved these songs. Oh, we were so much younger then ....

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2539 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    how cute that Amerkins still believe top tracks only come from there

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19688 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh,

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to Bevan Shortridge,

    Saxophonist Bobby Keys (died on Tuesday) in concert with Joe Cocker on Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour with The Letter:

    Bobby Keys was also known for this gem of a moment alongside Keith Richards...

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5420 posts Report Reply

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