Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: The music I listened to

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  • Russell Brown,

    Just for Megan, there's a download of 'Damn Your Eyes'. It's just a128k rip from the original Soundcloud stream, but that's all there is out there.

    And also for Megan, I think we need another big gay remix of 'Someone Like You'. Because one wasn't really enough.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22754 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan, in reply to Russell Brown,

    You, my friend, are a prince among men.

    I’m only allowed to listen to the big gay remixes of Someone Like You now, because I have banned myself from the sad music.

    Being able to dance around to it makes everything much better.

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1275 posts Report Reply

  • andrew r,

    Lots of pretty good music this year but maybe none really great .
    Top 2 Pretty great albums -

    Kurt Vile - Smoke ring for my halo
    David Kilgour - Left By Soft

    Top 3 jigs

    The Clean - KA December
    Kurt Vile - KA December
    The National (surprisingly great) - Power Station January


    Highly honourable mention
    @peace album
    A remix of 'The Sun' - Naked and Famous - by ...er ..canae recall.

    auckland • Since May 2007 • 99 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    blissed out...

    ...the LATE at the Museum gig I ran, congratuling...

    that last word need to be at-ified...
    xx
    crowd services

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7889 posts Report Reply

  • philipmatthews,

    The best music of 2011 for me was live: The Clean at CPSA on election night, Shayne P Carter at Kings Arms in May and in Chch in November, Campbell Kneale's amazing noise project Our Love Will Destroy the World at the Lines of Flight festival in Port Chalmers in March -- and at the same festival, a dishevelled (but no less enjoyable for that) Dead C and the truly unusual Wellington act Sign of the Hag.

    Shameless self-promo dept: my films of the year and most of the books I read:

    http://secondstogo.blogspot.com/2011/12/afternoon-that-stretched-into-evening.html

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2007 • 656 posts Report Reply

  • flash,

    It is not so much an Adele remix, but you may be interested in:

    http://soundcloud.com/daft-beatles/adele-vs-the-rolling-stones-gimme-shelter-in-the-deep

    Auckland • Since Nov 2009 • 9 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to flash,

    Cool! Must hunt down a download ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22754 posts Report Reply

  • flash, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I've sent you an email :)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2009 • 9 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Aston, in reply to flash,

    Gimme Shelter - such a great riffy song - I almost don't care who is singing just listening to the backing is enough

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 509 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    I developed a mild obsession with Florence + The Machine - 'Ceremonials' for a while.

    Listening to the album six or seven times a day for three weeks solid is still only 'mild', right...? On a scale of 'one' to 'restraining order' it's still only about a four..?

    I also rediscovered my metal roots via Kyuss Lives! back in May. Playing the Power Station on Fri 13th. Clearly it was fate.

    And Black Sabbath are reforming with the original lineup. We are, indeed, living through The End Times.

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2728 posts Report Reply

  • Grant McDougall,

    As with Phillip, Shayne Carter and The Clean were highlights for me too.

    I saw The Clean the evening after election night. I was expecting them to be pretty good, as they have been the many times I've seen them. But they really were on fire right from the first chord. It was the best I've seen them since 1989, easily.

    Bob Scott couldn't help himself and made a "No Xmas For John Key" Fall pun while introducing the second song, too.

    Of local albums, Bachelorette's third and last is delightful and the best re-issue, bar none, of the year is the 3Ds' Early Recordings 1989 - 1990.

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2006 • 759 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Gigs, you say?

    Same as everyone, I loved The Clean -- although I'd go for the set they played at the Arch Hill Sunday party at the King's Arms ('Point That Thing' with David on keyboards!) and Shayne's show. The Bats were delightful recently too.

    Going way back to the beginning of the year, Holy Fuck were electrifying at Laneway and so were LCD Soundsystem at the Big Day Out. Also, the LCD final show webcast was the best concert I've ever watched on the internet; a tiny bit like actually being there.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22754 posts Report Reply

  • hot_grits,

    I imagine Cobra Khan's Adversities is possibly a little on the chunky side for Russell's delicate, generally heavy-avoidant sensibilities. But it is a great album no less. Fierce and rich with texture.

    http://cobra-khan.bandcamp.com/album/adversities

    Vietnam • Since Dec 2011 • 4 posts Report Reply

  • Andrew G,

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    I can't recommend this local album highly enough http://bannerman.bandcamp.com/album/dearly-departed

    If I was in Auckland I'd be going to see them at the Leigh Saw mill tonight with Tiny Ruins and Artisan Guns. But alas i'm not.

    Napier • Since Mar 2007 • 53 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock,

    The Swamp Thing is real!

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2728 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to hot_grits,

    I imagine Cobra Khan’s Adversities is possibly a little on the chunky side for Russell’s delicate, generally heavy-avoidant sensibilities. But it is a great album no less. Fierce and rich with texture.

    Delicate? Moi?

    I've seen Cobra Khan play live and liked them. And I certainly get Beastwars, love Shihad, etc.

    But Tool, Soundgarden, etc, just sound pompous to me. Not what rock 'n' roll means to me at all.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22754 posts Report Reply

  • Pete,

    Currently

    Also
    Nero-Promises (not the Skrillex remix)
    This one

    got the video of the year treatment in this - IMHO

    just skip the 30 sec intro

    Sabbath reuniting is indeed great news, saw them with Dio in AK way back and the sound was excellent (most polite metal crowd I've seen) - back with Oz it'll be like a different band.
    Gig of the year was Die Die Die at Homegrown on the Wgtn Waterfront - blistering.
    Looking forward to people's preferences - does anyone else think that Pitchfork has got it's head stuck up it's own arse?

    Since Apr 2008 • 106 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock, in reply to Pete,

    saw them with Dio

    Dio!? Die, unbeliever!

    More seriously, I was going to note his death this year, but wiki tells me it was last year. Getting old quickly….

    Ozzy Osbourne was the first gig I ever went to, as a callow 16 year old at the legendary London Marquee.

    Now a wine bar...

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2728 posts Report Reply

  • Martin Lindberg, in reply to Rich Lock,

    Dio!? Die, unbeliever!

    Oh, I don't know. The Heaven and Hell album was pretty good...

    Stockholm • Since Jul 2009 • 802 posts Report Reply

  • bob daktari,

    thanks to them covering Snapper's Buddy I got into Wooden Shjips big time this year... love their album West, this song a standout - missed their show last year(?) but will be front and centre early next year when they return, well at the back being dignified and drunk

    honourably mentions to Jeffrey Lewis and Bannerman

    great year for live acts... for me the chance to see Steve Ignorant do his Crass show was my highlight - angry music with a message, something that so seems lacking in this age of doom and gloom

    local flavours - Subliminals at the KA, the Clean were fab but the Subs were magic (amongst the rest of the nun craziness of november)

    sadly (being a dance music lover) not one DJ floated my boat this year... oh well Greg Wilson in March to look forward to

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 537 posts Report Reply

  • Eddie Clark,

    I listened to Polly Harvey's latest a lot this year... 10 months after it's release I still think it might be my favourite released this year. Also been thrashing the excellent reissue of Archers of Loaf's Vee Vee.

    And finally, one of the nice things about moving to the other side of the world is finding local acts that don't quite their way to New Zealand. Ohbijou is an excellent local TO band, and their latest album was super awesome:

    http://www.youtube.com/embed/QRuYYC3p5EE (If someone can tell me how to embed I'll embed it here instead of linking. Can't work out how right now!)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 273 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Darlington, in reply to Rich Lock,

    Dio!? Die, unbeliever!

    Dio's a hell of a lot funnier than Ozzy, if nothing else...

    Nelson • Since Nov 2006 • 948 posts Report Reply

  • Rich Lock, in reply to Peter Darlington,

    Well, I reckon Ozzy's pretty underrated in the funnies dept. Decades of substance abuse have taken their toll (obvs), but he used to come out with some pretty smart stuff.

    I always used to think Dio was a bit of a twerp, until I saw him in the 'headbanger's journey' doco.

    Now with extra added spanish subtitles. Calabozos y dragones, indeed...

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2728 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Ackroyd,

    I've listened to Björk's "Biophilia" a lot. There's a track on it called Hollow, scored for MIDI-controlled pipe organ, that is a great example of the album's bizarre brilliance. I love it.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 159 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Darlington, in reply to Rich Lock,

    I always used to think Dio was a bit of a twerp, until I saw him in the 'headbanger's journey' doco.

    Yep,that's what I was referring to. Him, Alice Cooper, Lemmy and, to a lesser extent, Ozzy are in the minority who can see the absurdity of the genre while still obviously being devotees.

    Nelson • Since Nov 2006 • 948 posts Report Reply

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