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What I'm listening to

Who's making noise in and around Madison? What's new in the business of making music around town? Review shows and CDs here. Please keep all hype in Hype Exchange.

Re: What I'm listening to

Postby Meade » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:50 pm

Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, and Paco De Lucia
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Re: What I'm listening to

Postby Meade » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:13 pm

A Song for You Carpenters
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Re: What I'm listening to

Postby christopher_robin » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:53 pm

Beck, "Super Golden Black Sunchild"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dm4ca-KRoEY
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Re: What I'm listening to

Postby scratch » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:54 pm

Jimmy Cliff, Rebirth
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Re: What I'm listening to

Postby christopher_robin » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:58 pm

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Re: What I'm listening to

Postby Detritus » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:17 pm

Group_inou, "Therapy". Go ahead, click the link--you'll be glad you did.
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Re: What I'm listening to

Postby Stebben84 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:59 pm

Detritus wrote:Group_inou, "Therapy". Go ahead, click the link--you'll be glad you did.


I was glad. I liked some of the other songs better, but this video beat them all.
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Re: What I'm listening to

Postby christopher_robin » Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:00 pm

Meat Puppets, "Walking Boss"
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Re: What I'm listening to

Postby chainsawcurtis » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:05 pm

Chicago Transit Authority. Pretty sure I've said it before - Terry Kath was a monster guitar player.
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Re: What I'm listening to

Postby pjbogart » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:20 am

My mother gave me an itunes giftcard for Christmas, among other things, so I've been making some mixes by purchasing individual songs from albums I don't really want.

My mixes are (suggestions welcome):

Essentially 80's
Nuthin' but 90's
Pissed Off
120 Minutes

The mixes are largely new-wavy and I've been mixing from my own collection with single song purchases to flesh them out. "Essentially 80's" is basically pop music that didn't fit into the "120 Minutes" mix. A-Ha, The Fixx, The Human League, Naked Eyes. Kind of one hit wondery pop crap that was actually pretty good. After the Fire's "Der Kommisar" was an inspired selection, for instance.

Nuthin' But 90's is mostly grunge and grunge-lite. Harvey Danger's "Flagpole Sitta", The Offspring's "Self Esteem", James' "Laid", and the usual suspects like Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Radiohead. I think my most inspired selection on that mix is Ben Folds Five "Underground."

"Pissed Off" is mostly post-punk skater music. Ministry's "Stigmata", NIN, Filter's "Nice Shot, Man" and a bit of classic punk like The Misfits "Green Hell" and The Descendants' "Suburban Home". I want to be stereotyped, I want to be classified. Those songs are all inspired, almost by definition. If it's good "pissed off" music then you must be feeling something.

"120 Minutes" is mostly obscure alternative pop from, you guessed it, 120 Minutes. Camper Van Beethoven's "She Divines Water", The Fall's "Victoria", Love and Rocket's "No New Tale to Tell", They Might Be Giants' "Ana Ng". This mix was the hardest to make, and deserves the most suggestions, as many of the songs I remember from 120 Minutes ended up being kind of weak, like TPOH's "I'm An Adult Now" or The Mighty Lemondrops "Inside Out". They spoke to me when I was 16, but they're atrocious at 40. But I found a few winners in The Wonderstuff's "Don't Let Me Down, Gently", Peter Murphy's "Cuts You Up" and The Ocean Blue's "Drifting, Falling".

Playlists open to alteration if you think you know a song I probably forgot.
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Re: What I'm listening to

Postby Stebben84 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:48 pm

pjbogart wrote:Nuthin' But 90's is mostly grunge and grunge-lite.


Although they weren't my favorite bands, Stone Temple Pilots and Alice in Chains did add some nice songs to this time.

pjbogart wrote:"Pissed Off" is mostly post-punk skater music.


I would add some Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Big Black, and Dead Kennedy's.

pjbogart wrote:"120 Minutes" is mostly obscure alternative pop from, you guessed it, 120 Minutes.


So I was thinking about this one and agreed it's tough. Then I came across this:

http://120minutes.tylerc.com/

A complete archive of ever show. How fucking cool is that.
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Re: What I'm listening to

Postby christopher_robin » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:24 pm

The Troggs, "Trogglodynamite"

(1966)
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Re: What I'm listening to

Postby pjbogart » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:20 pm

Stebben84 wrote:
pjbogart wrote:"120 Minutes" is mostly obscure alternative pop from, you guessed it, 120 Minutes.


So I was thinking about this one and agreed it's tough. Then I came across this:

http://120minutes.tylerc.com/

A complete archive of ever show. How fucking cool is that.


Wow... not only the playlists, but the songs titles link to youtube videos. Thanks, Stebben.
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Re: What I'm listening to

Postby christopher_robin » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:54 am

Watcha Clan, "With or Without the Wall"
https://soundcloud.com/watchaclan/with- ... t-the-wall

These guys put on an amazing show at La Fête de Marquette a few years back, and I've been a fan since. Their lead singer, Sista Ka, is without peer (if you've seen her live you know what I mean).

This one is from last year's "Radio Babel"

"The people who want to do violence ... will do it with or without the wall."
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Re: What I'm listening to

Postby christopher_robin » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:22 pm

George Strait, "Hot Burning Flames"

Some tasty guitar licks by, apparently, Larry Byrom of Steppenwolf!
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