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Hard News: Friday Music: With Pictures

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  • bob daktari,

    I watch a lot of old skool rave/breakbeat music videos... the comments from those who were there are most enjoyable

    From the forthcoming album 'Funkadelic - Reworked by Detroiters'.

    A diverse selection of remixers from today’s generation of Detroit producers and musicians, looking back at the immense legacy of Funkadelic and re-imagining it for now, With the re-interpreters chosen to prismatically represent the vastness of Funkadelic’s genre-bending music.

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 537 posts Report Reply

  • Tim Michie,

    Oh! Cheers for that Kate Bush doco. Needed that.

    Auckward • Since Nov 2006 • 614 posts Report Reply

  • David Hunter,

    That Kate Bush documentary was magic. I've never had goose bumps like that before in my life. Really good.

    Hamilton • Since Feb 2012 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Grant McDougall,

    The great Nick Cave is 60 today, too. God, at one point it looked like he'd struggle to make it to 30.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 759 posts Report Reply

  • Doug Hood,

    Thanks for posting the Chills doco preview Russ, looking forward to catching up with Marty in Dunedin next week

    Kingsland • Since Oct 2009 • 43 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,



    looking through sites about archiving music recently I stumbled across Les Amazones de Guinée - a new fave...
    ...puts me in mind of Go-go.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Jason Kemp,

    I watched that Kate Bush doc a while back. Magic stuff. I have some of her directors cut versions from more recent times. She can't hit the high notes but still great.

    Wanted to show the teenager what an '80's teen wunderkind could do. In my mind Kate is very much the template for Lorde. Can't really compare pre-internet with now but the radio mics were also part of Bush's innovation. The approach worked and still does.

    She was a pioneer of the Fairlight and the whole home studio thing when it cost a lot more.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 364 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie,

    bob daktari:

    'Funkadelic - Reworked by Detroiters'

    Wow thanks, I love that song, what a gorgeous treatment. It's a long-time favourite off the 1995 Funkronimicon reworking. Seems that this stuff gets a major rebore every 2 decades or thereabouts.


    Ian Dalziel:

    Les Amazones de Guinée.

    They are so cool, thanks for the heads up. A brief poke around YouTube shows that they also look spectacular in civvies.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4591 posts Report Reply

  • FLMF,

    Such a great selection Russell, sitting here in London and listening to The Chills ... Brent H.

    London • Since Nov 2006 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to FLMF,

    Such a great selection Russell, sitting here in London and listening to The Chills … Brent H.

    Excellent. Lovely to hear from you!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22754 posts Report Reply

  • william blake,

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  • Ian Dalziel,

    Post-Election Blues playlist




    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • Hugh Wilson,

    Saddened to hear of Charles Bradley's passing. A mini tribute of sorts below, noting the many hardships he faced and great happiness he had in performing for, and connecting with, others.

    http://doublej.net.au/news/features/charles-bradley-left-us-with-something-more-powerful-than-great-music-

    Melbourne • Since Feb 2013 • 164 posts Report Reply

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