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Chappers

  • Friday 10th January 2020, 10:40pm [Edited]
  • Surreyish., England
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Well sort of watching too. Punk at the Beeb on BBC4.

First on Dr Feelgood with Wilko strutting about. Got tickets to see him and Otway in May. Then The Rods and of course Barrie Masters died last year. Now the Pistols - Pretty Vacant.

Cook and Jones were a greatly underrated engine room.

"Gary don't need his eyes to see
Gary and his eyes have parted company!"

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john tregorran

  • Friday 10th January 2020, 10:55pm
  • mornington,victoria, Australia
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Yes,the Pistols weren't bad musicians except for Sid of course.
I saw Dr Feelgood lots of times.I wouldn't call them punk though,they came before it,didn't they?

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Chappers

  • Friday 10th January 2020, 11:01pm [Edited]
  • Surreyish., England
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Quote: john tregorran @ 10th January 2020, 10:55 PM

Yes,the Pistols weren't bad musicians except for Sid of course.
I saw Dr Feelgood lots of times.I wouldn't call them punk though,they came before it,didn't they?

Yes. I was surprised they started the programme but they were probably a forerunner. Then the Rods who were originally Eddie and the Hot Rods and they said they were the first band described as Punk. They released Do Anything you Wanna Do under the name The Rods because they wanted to get into the Punk feel with names like the Clash, The Damned and the Vibrators.

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john tregorran

  • Saturday 11th January 2020, 8:09pm
  • mornington,victoria, Australia
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The Kursaal Flyers were from that part of the world then too.Not that they were punk but a good pub band I saw a few times.

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lofthouse

  • Saturday 11th January 2020, 9:22pm
  • Nowhere, England
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Echo and the bunnymen - lips like sugar

Delicious

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A Horseradish

  • Monday 13th January 2020, 8:25pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
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Quote: George Kaplan @ 11th January 2020, 10:54 PM

Rubén González - Mandinga

My favourite piano player of all time.

2020:

The Marcus King CD is out in a few days:

The Well (El Dorado) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_xHMKkzPc4

A new Boomtown Rats album due for March:

Trash Glam Baby - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHz8KXWJkzQ

Sunny Jain album due out in a few days:

Immigrant Warrior - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTI06ZKc2bQ

The Pet Shop Boys CD is due on Jan 24th:

Decide (from Hotspot) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvFLHq8TnfA

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George Kaplan

  • Monday 13th January 2020, 9:16pm
  • England
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Quote: A Horseradish @ 13th January 2020, 8:25 PM

My favourite piano player of all time.

Cool.

A new Boomtown Rats album due for March.

On tour in March as well.

Radish, where do you tend to find new stuff these days?

"love's a mystery" by grant-lee phillips

Definite Radiohead influence.

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A Horseradish

  • Monday 13th January 2020, 11:52pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
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GK

It's all my own hard work as I don't find that any music radio provides what I need these days. :) and :(

Do I give the game away?

Well, I will try to list here the sites which I have visited to do my Best of 2019 exercise and what I do then is read up on the ones I don't know and find them on You Tube. Be prepared in the next hour to be gobsmacked by the peculiarity of it all.

1. Mojo - Best of 2019

https://www.yearendlists.com/2019/11/mojo-75-best-albums-of-2019

(Always the best of the mainstream UK mag lists imho plus I did some brief dipping in to NME, Q and Uncut)

2. Rolling Stone - Best of 2019

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/best-albums-2019-914750/

(for a more American rock etc angle)

3. World Music Central - Best of 2019

https://worldmusiccentral.org/2019/12/12/the-transglobal-world-music-chart-unveils-the-best-world-music-albums-of-2019/

4. Songlines - Best of 2019

https://www.songlines.co.uk/news/songlines-best-albums-of-2019

(Both the above are mainly world/roots)

5. Folk Radio UK - Best of 2019

https://www.folkradio.co.uk/tag/best-folk-albums-of-2019/

(This is usually my second "Go To" for folk/roots behind Froots Mag but I couldn't find the Froots Mag list this year)

6. Smithsonian Folkways - Best of 2019

https://folkways.si.edu/

(Outstanding label of mainly heritage re-issues - always interesting if offbeat - and sometimes they have new things)

7. NPR - The classy American Public Broadcasting station - Best ofs

https://www.npr.org/series/689345495/best-music-of-2019?t=1578959979669

(I also check out the Australian equivalent, ABC)

8. Daptone Records - Releases in 2019

https://daptonerecords.com/home/

(The great old soul revival label - I sift through most of their new stuff)

9. The Guardian - Best of 2019

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/dec/03/50-best-albums-of-2019

(Especially for the jazz reviews but also world and rock)

10. The New York Times - Best Jazz of 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/05/arts/music/best-jazz.html

(The previously mentioned NPR is also good on jazz)

11. Stereogum - Best Jazz of 2019

https://www.stereogum.com/2067204/best-jazz-albums-2019/franchises/2019-in-review/

I will do the other sources in separate posts. :D England :D

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A Horseradish

  • Tuesday 14th January 2020, 12:17am [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
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12. Album of the Year. org and Rate Your Music.com

https://www.albumoftheyear.org/ratings/6-highest-rated/2019/1

https://rateyourmusic.com/charts/top/album/2019

(All of the above in 11 and 12 are mainly a brief browse, especially in areas other sites don't cover in any detail)

13. Pitchfork - Best Electronica of 2019

https://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/best-electronic-albums-2019/

(For Electronica but this and 11 and 12 are also the "Go To"'s for psychedelica. dream pop, Krautrock and dance)

14. Wikipedia - Grammy Award for Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grammy_Award_for_Best_Zydeco_or_Cajun_Music_Album

(And I stroll around diverse American and Music Award sites not just for cajun but Appalachian, country, Canadian etc)

15. Wales Arts Review - Best Albums of 2019

https://www.walesartsreview.org/welsh-albums-the-best-of-2019/

16. The List - Scottish Album of the Year

https://www.list.co.uk/article/110729-shortlist-for-the-2019-scottish-album-of-the-year-award-announced/

17. Irish Times - Best Music of the Year

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/the-best-music-of-2019-albums-gigs-bands-and-songs-1.4096750

(15-17 do what they say on the tin and I also stroll around sites to see about new music from the English regions)

18. Reggaeville - Recent Releases

https://www.reggaeville.com/music/releases/

(This is a starting point for reggae - I then look for old roots reggae info and occasionally ska on other sites)

......and there's more : one further post should do it. :)