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#5876 2020-09-22 02:42:27

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Hey. I'm back.

You might think, from that playlist, that early eighties pop radio was heavily influenced by reggae. It was.

Let's do this again. Number One, The Police, a banal song about a stalker, no reggae, a pop ballad...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMOGaugKpzs

Black violinists fake-fiddling. Cringey.

Number Two, Michael Jackson. In this song, he's a man accused of fathering an illegitimate child. Should have been Number One, this audio production is amazing. Disco...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi_XLOBDo_Y

Number Three, Irena Cara. She's... a glorified stripper? Synth-pop...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILWSp0m9G2U

Number Four, Men At Work. Reggae...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfR9iY5y94s

Number Five, Michael Jackson. Rock Anthem...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRdxUFDoQe0

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#5877 2020-09-22 07:47:46

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

hhh wrote:

To further prove my point, five more songs from the top of Billboard in 1983. Hmm, The Police, Michael Jackson. Eurythmics is at number ten. Let's start with number 11, brining gender bending way past David Bowie and into the mainstream, Culture Club...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nXGPZaTKik

And at number eighteen, David Bowie (with Stevie Ray Vaughn)...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbD_kBJc_gI

At 22, Eddie Grant. Apparently this song is about a street riot?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuwxZSIS__4

Thomas Dolby, Prince, Toto, The Pretenders, Marvin Gaye. Number 30, After the Fire (Falco did it first, I'm cheating here. Gotta get my Falco love on)...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-bgiiTxhzM 

Number five goes to number 76, a deep cut, even though they score higher on the chart with another song. Men At Work...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0AxrOUJ62E


Great time for pop, even though I'm biased - I was in my mid teens so there is the nostalgia factor.   But it was the early days of MTV so cutting edge of music videos.   You had New Wave and post-punk.   Metal was in a glam phase but pretty fun.   Hiphop just about to ramp up.   Bands like The Clash, U2, Killing Joke, etc.  Joy Division/New Order.   The Smiths.  Pet Shop Boys.   

I like that early 80s Bowie too - not his best period but resonated with me.


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#5878 2020-09-22 10:52:13

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Jason Isbell - Traveling Alone

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#5879 2020-09-22 21:08:05

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

1963, Joni Mitchell recorded a few songs at the radio station CFQC in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Her earliest recording.  Here's her take on House of the Rising Sun.  She makes it her own.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wWR3ZkyyGY


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#5880 2020-09-23 04:46:43

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

^Very nice!


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#5881 2020-09-23 06:51:17

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Re: What are you listening to right now?


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#5882 2020-09-23 07:10:08

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Something a bit different: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000mk3v

"A 'dizzying, dazzling' satirical river of sound"

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#5883 2020-09-24 07:52:53

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

^Brilliant!


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#5884 2020-09-24 13:26:49

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Jimbo_G wrote:

Something a bit different: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000mk3v

"A 'dizzying, dazzling' satirical river of sound"

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#5885 2020-09-25 18:35:51

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Dire Straits - Communique (full album);

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-aL67iqohE

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#5886 2020-09-26 05:18:05

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

The new Deftones, good.  So good.


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#5887 2020-09-27 08:50:03

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Definitely Adult Contemporary. Tina Turner - Let's Stay Together. 1984...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rFB4nj_GRc

Her 'Beyond Thunderdome' hairstyle is truly epic.

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#5888 2020-09-28 03:03:26

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Dub U Crazy, Episode 12 with your host, Kat Skinner.

Fear is the mind killer.

https://soundcloud.com/hhh-orb/kat-skin … ucrazyep12

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#5889 2020-09-28 07:58:51

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Maybe the greatest lounge recording of all time, Bola Sete with Vince Guaraldi Trio - Live 1963.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtUcoNRtsMI

-edit- Vince Guaraldi Trio - Fly Me To The Moon (1964)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQWwaL25riM

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#5890 2020-09-28 12:58:57

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

My favourite live version of Talking Heads Once in a Lifetime in glorious black and white videotape

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJyw8sAdths


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#5891 2020-09-28 23:45:29

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Frank Zappa - The Dangerous Kitchen (released in '83, written earlier)...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lpj2uMFi-c

Jazz Discharge Party Hats (from the same album, The Man from Utopia)...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgWbbegTQtw

The Radio is Broken...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LQrj2EB6ng

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#5892 2020-09-29 00:55:11

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Watching a bunch of Zappa interviews, and he always answers the question of 'What do you like that's being released right now?' ('80s, early '90s) with 'Alan Holdsworth'...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmYGWQ6ghO4

I can't think of another guitarist who shreds the instrument so effortlessly.

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#5893 2020-09-29 02:47:49

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Zappa, still my favourite guitarist.   His willingness to improvise and his flow made every solo different.   They never played the same song the same way twice.

Probably my favourite line up from A Token of His Extreme

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aa1JR-TgPfU

Superfast version of Big Swifty

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3G6rZfDiLg


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#5894 2020-09-29 02:56:12

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

I'm listening to Olé Coltrane: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ol%C3%A9_Coltrane

Beautiful album. My copy is from the 1989 reissue and includes the bonus track, "To Her Ladyship". McCoy Tyner played on this album, and I think just about anything he touched is a treasure.

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#5895 2020-09-29 05:48:16

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

hhh wrote:

Dub U Crazy, Episode 12 with your host, Kat Skinner.
https://soundcloud.com/hhh-orb/kat-skin … ucrazyep12

Loved the final section starting with Black Uhuru. cool

(Hope your throat gets better soon.)


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#5896 2020-09-29 10:09:29

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#5897 2020-09-30 04:58:00

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

The next best thing to Bolt Thrower.


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#5898 2020-10-01 02:23:46

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

johnraff wrote:
hhh wrote:

Dub U Crazy, Episode 12 with your host, Kat Skinner.
https://soundcloud.com/hhh-orb/kat-skin … ucrazyep12

Loved the final section starting with Black Uhuru. cool

(Hope your throat gets better soon.)

I think it's a short in the mic cord, but I haven't messed with it yet. I discovered some online synthesizers and then espeak because of it, kind of cool...

https://packages.debian.org/buster/espeak

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#5899 2020-10-01 02:36:14

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Right, your Top 5 current favorite live recordings.

#1 is easy for me. Zero 7 and Sia from when you can see her face, with Sophie Barker...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xxx_MwcfbEs

#2, and already it's hard to pick one. Sabotage, Beastie Boys, on David Letterman...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ5yKJlhbiA

Yeah, that's it. I got two. There's nothing that I can play that beats Sabotage from '94 in the year 2020.

Maybe Shirley Bassey with Goldfinger, so 3...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51Wg6k9cWhM

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#5900 2020-10-01 02:52:19

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Limping in with the last 2. Lady Gaga -If I Ever Lose My Faith (Sting)...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEedn0GXp30

Gregg Allman - Come and Go Blues...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIwnbYwmFOI

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