The general pop/rock - music thread

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Gordon Bennett

  • Sunday 23rd September 2012, 9:26am
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Since I'm a rock/pop music fan as well as I am a comedy fan I think there should be a place (or thread) where I and other "believers in good music" can discuss musical matters.
Sometimes when someone mentions a classic rock song that's played in the background of a sitcom I get carried away and go off topic. This thread is a possible way of avoiding people going astray thematically.

I don't want to imposte my music taste on someone so this is a place where people can poste about old John Lee Hooker LP's as well as the latest Lady Ga Ga download tracks. We can discuss the latest release of an artist, new editions of older CD's, remastering, bonus tracks, cover artwork or even gossip. Anything about good ol' music.

Only one restriction: Please, keep this thread casting show free.

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zooo

  • Sunday 23rd September 2012, 9:29am
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(Presumably that means reality show?)

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Gordon Bennett

  • Sunday 23rd September 2012, 9:34am [Edited]
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(We call these sick shows 'casting shows' over here in the german speaking world: a jury of wannabe music specialists humiliating a bunch wannabe musicians/stars. That wouldn't be such a problem if these morons wouldn't ruin cool pop classics with their uninspired karaoke cover versions. Britain's got Talent and things like that)

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zooo

  • Sunday 23rd September 2012, 9:45am [Edited]
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(Hee. Is depressing to know they have infected every country on the planet. Anyway, mustn't talk about them! *zips lips*)

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Pingl

  • Sunday 23rd September 2012, 11:04am
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Good idea, it will stop being getting narky on other threads

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Gordon Bennett

  • Saturday 20th October 2012, 12:47pm
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Inspired by the Stones/Tickets thread I'm asking you which is your favourite Stones album for the desert island? Why and which songs make this your favourite.

I'd choose "Beggar's Banquet", "Sticky Fingers" and "Some Girls" (+ its little twin brother "Emotional Rescue"). All three (or four) albums are pure...they don't play around, they're just raw and ugly blues rock with a little dose of folk. Beggar is a bit more folky and quiet while the others rock hard and straight. "Sticky Fingers" is my least favourite of those but it has the ultimate (imo) rock song on it: "Brown Sugar". This song has everything. The best intro ever, swagger and a catchy refrain.

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Pingl

  • Saturday 20th October 2012, 12:50pm
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It has to be Let it Bleed, the intro to monkey man just being mind expandingly wonderful. But it is run a close second by Exile on Mainstreet, let it loose etc, a masterpiece.

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Gordon Bennett

  • Saturday 20th October 2012, 12:52pm
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Quote: Pingl @ October 20 2012, 12:50 PM BST

It has to be Let it Bleed, the intro to monkey man just being mind expandingly wonderful. But it is run a close second by Exile on Mainstreet, let it loose etc, a masterpiece.


And it has the wonderful and mysterious "Gimme Shelter" on it if I remember right.

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Renegade Carpark

  • Saturday 20th October 2012, 12:59pm
  • England
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So this doesn't turn into an old man circle jerk, with crusty out of touch mutha fudgers going on about Steppenwolf and the Isle of Wight Festival and prog friggin' rock, here be something a bit more modern.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPukW1u7rPk

Willy Moon - Yeah, Yeah - caught his performance last night on Jools Holland and thought he was excellent.

*shit, just found out it's being used in the latest Apple iPod advert, so it's no longer cool*

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Pingl

  • Saturday 20th October 2012, 1:00pm
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Quote: Gordon Bennett @ October 20 2012, 12:52 PM BST

And it has the wonderful and mysterious "Gimme Shelter" on it if I remember right.

Also I have a fondness for the album steel wheels, when it came out I was in Paris and saw them live, I think that was the last Bill Wyman tour. Richards singing ' slipping away' is a joy. There is a duet by Keith Richards and Tom Waits on the album 'Rain Dogs' called 'That Feel', a muscical competition to see who sounded the most addled

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Gordon Bennett

  • Saturday 20th October 2012, 1:04pm
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Quote: Pingl @ October 20 2012, 1:00 PM BST

Also I have a fondness for the album steel wheels, when it came out I was in Paris and saw them live, I think that was the last Bill Wyman tour. Richards singing ' slipping away' is a joy. There is a duet by Keith Richards and Tom Waits on the album 'Rain Dogs' called 'That Feel', a muscical competition to see who sounded the most addled


And it has some great singles. The album is very uneven but you can't whack Mixed emotions and Rock & A Hard Place. And yes, I liked Slipping Away too...I always like the Richards sung songs on the Stones albums.

This could be another thread: YOUR FAVOURITE RICHARDS SONG: mine would be "Before They Make Me Run"

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Pingl

  • Saturday 20th October 2012, 1:06pm
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Quote: Gordon Bennett @ October 20 2012, 1:04 PM BST

And it has some great singles. The album is very uneven but you can't whack Mixed emotions and Rock & A Hard Place. And yes, I liked Slipping Away too...I always like the Richards sung songs on the Stones albums.

This could be another thread: YOUR FAVOURITE RICHARDS SONG: mine would be "Before They Make Me Run"


His solo albums are a shambles though, mind you better than Jagger's.

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Renegade Carpark

  • Saturday 20th October 2012, 1:08pm
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I'm too late, the elderly jism is flying around like a Dad's Army bukkake.

Would love to impose a rule that no one can talk about 'classic' pop / rock without naming at least one new song they liked in the last four years.

:(

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Pingl

  • Saturday 20th October 2012, 1:08pm
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Quote: Renegade Carpark @ October 20 2012, 1:08 PM BST

I'm too late, the elderly jism is flying around like a Dad's Army bukkake.

Would love to impose a rule that no one can talk about 'classic' pop / rock without naming at least one new song they liked in the last four years.

:(


I'm not sure I could

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Gordon Bennett

  • Saturday 20th October 2012, 1:10pm
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Quote: Pingl @ October 20 2012, 1:06 PM BST

His solo albums are a shambles though, mind you better than Jagger's.


Jagger's are mostly shit. With the exception of "Wandering Spirit" which has many Stones-worthy songs on it. They would have bettered the Bridges To Babylon album, which was overproduced imo.