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Re: What song are you listening to right now?
« Reply #300 on: 28 Mar 2020, 04:08 »



You're finally back, mate. 8-) Thanks for sharing!

I've never been a big Blur fan, so much so that I completely missed Coffee and TV when it made its rounds around 1999. I just randomly heard this the other day and can't get the chorus out of my head.


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Re: What song are you listening to right now?
« Reply #301 on: 28 Mar 2020, 07:23 »
If you haven't seen it, you need to watch the music video (the guys who made it went on to direct the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie):



Through power of association it also made me think of this:


Re: What song are you listening to right now?
« Reply #302 on: 28 Mar 2020, 21:29 »
The real hero of tracks like these is the drummer. How in hell can they keep a double kick going that long?! (laugh)

I mean, that's pretty much standard for any extreme metal drummer, but what's amazing about this guy in particular is the sheer amount of stuff he's got going on at any given moment. Just look at this!



It's not the speed for me, it's the complexity... Like... he's not improvising. He's learned all that. He can remember all that. He can repeat it. The mind boggles.

(I once saw them live but the volume was too brutal to appreciate any of the fine detail. I tend to prefer to listen to bands like these at home and with headphones in order to be able to hear every single thing they're doing!)
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Re: What song are you listening to right now?
« Reply #303 on: 29 Mar 2020, 02:51 »
I should probably post this in what grinds my gears, but as it relates to something you just mentioned and it being somewhat relative i will mention it here.

Like so many other folks, ive been a huge music fan all my life and one thing throughout that time that has bugged me is the lack of any significant recognition to the drummer.

To me the drummer is as important as any other element in a band if not more so,  they are the conductors in a conductorless group, they are the rhythm makers, the time keepers, they endure the most physical work, they are pushed to the background in more ways then one, yet through modern music history their names, skills and achievements are so often last to be recognized and respected.




Respect and thanks going out to all the forgotten rhythm gurus out there in time and space
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Re: What song are you listening to right now?
« Reply #304 on: 29 Mar 2020, 18:05 »
OK, it's been too long since I was in here again, so another long post:

Catching up on tracks from this thread with some lovely IPA's. ;) Dact, thanks for the intros. Honey Dijon reminds me of that unmistakable 90's New Age style, like Deep Forest, Enigma, etc, 2000-era dot com nerds all the way! (laugh)
No problem, glad you enjoyed!  And thanks for posting the Deep Forest, that's good stuff!  And Enigma, of course!

The Pulp Fiction soundtrack is fantastic.  I have enjoyed the soundtracks of all of Tarantino's films.  Since you posted surf rock, here's a different version of a surf rock track that appeared prominently in Pulp Fiction:

Dick Dale and Gary Hoey - Miserlou '97


The funkiest track of Pet Shop Boys since now. They're getting old but still clubbin'.
Haha long reign the dynasty! :-D Let me share the track that introduced me to them:
Thanks for posting Pet Shop Boys.  The only track I had heard by them before was this one:

Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls


So everyone has likely heard that, but maybe not this song that it obviously inspired:

Flight of the Conchords - Inner City Pressure


Of course, that one borrows its title from this awesome track:

Goldie - Inner City Life


From my playlist today:
Angelo Badalamenti is great.  Here's another, from the Lost Highway soundtrack, a movie that was also directed by David Lynch:

Angelo Badalamenti - Insensatez (I prefer Dub Driving, but it's a chill and relatively uneventful track so I posted this one instead)


I never played this game but the song got stuck in my head. Not because it's any good. It just did.
That's got a really nice, chill backing track.  Not bad at all!

R.I.P. Manu.
Very loose.  Good stuff!

Frighter, cool track. I hear echoes of it in some of Sting's stuff, i.e. the outro session here from 4 minutes onwards:
I like Sting (and the Police), but hadn't heard this track before.  Not bad at all.  Kind of a weird Western thing going on.  And I can see the connection between the outro here and the Manu Dibango track.  Thanks for posting!

- (Frank Zappa)
I love a lot of Zappa's stuff.  This one's hilarious, and the guitar work is incredible.  Here's one of my favorite Zappa songs covered on the G3 live album (Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and Eric Johnson), my first exposure to the song:

G3 - My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama


- (Alica Cooper)
Good track.  I'd love to hear an instrumental version.  I mean, it's fine with vocals, but I think an instrumental would be awesome (and half of it is instrumental already anyways).

- (David Bowie)
Bowie is always good.  This one is not one that I usually listen to, but I do like it.  May have to add it into rotation.

And since I posted a track from Lost Highway earlier, I'll just post Bowie's song from the same soundtrack.  In fact, it's from the intro to the movie, just like that Dick Dale track above from Pulp Fiction.  This is one of my all-time favorite Bowie tracks:

David Bowie - I'm Deranged


I guess this is the kind of stuff nobody else around here likes lol, but I can't stop listening to the new Ulcerate single. sO GOOD.
Heavy and slow.  Nice stuff.  Not as into this kind of stuff as I used to be, and never really got into metal with this kind of vocal, but the music is very good.  As far as stuff I'm into, it kind of reminds me of a combination of these two tracks, but slower, and less prog / more doom:

Mastodon - Crystal Skull (the entire Blood Mountain album is amazing)


Meshuggah - Shed (Gotta love a song hat starts with a 19 second scream)


If you haven't seen it, you need to watch the music video (the guys who made it went on to direct the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie):

Through power of association it also made me think of this:
That video is awesome, always enjoyed it.  Blur is great, and this is one of their best.  They've got so many, like Girls and Boys, Song 2, There's No Other Way, Crazy Beat, etc.  Here's a Blur track I enjoy, that leads into Damon Albarn's work with Gorillaz (though it came out after Gorillaz first album):

Blur - Jets


There's a bit of horn here that reminds me a bit of the manic horn at the end of Angelo Badalamenti's Red Bats with Teeth from Lost Highway.

And thanks for posting that Belle and Sebastian song.  Nice and mellow.  I can see how the you got here from Coffee and TV.

I should probably post this in what grinds my gears, but as it relates to something you just mentioned and it being somewhat relative i will mention it here.

Like so many other folks, ive been a huge music fan all my life and one thing throughout that time that has bugged me is the lack of any significant recognition to the drummer.

To me the drummer is as important as any other element in a band if not more so,  they are the conductors in a conductorless group, they are the rhythm makers, the time keepers, they endure the most physical work, they are pushed to the background in more ways then one, yet through modern music history their names, skills and achievements are so often last to be recognized and respected.

Respect and thanks going out to all the forgotten rhythm gurus out there in time and space
You are absolutely right.  Drummers do not get their due.  So, here are some prime tracks from bands with tremendously good drummers:

Rush - YYZ (RIP Neil Peart)


Tool - Rosetta Stoned (Danny Carey, in my opinion he is the best living drummer.  Maybe this will be something heavy for Laura Hunt and something funny for Slasher)


The Mars Volta - Son Et Lumiere / Inertiatic ESP (Jon Theodore)


Those are probably my top 3 drummers.  Of course, prog drumming always seems impressive because of the interesting time signatures, but these guys are still the top of their craft.

A few other notable drum songs:

The Smashing Pumpkins - Geek U.S.A. (Jimmy Chamberlin)


Soundgarden - Spoonman (Matt Cameron


Pearl Jam - In My Tree (Jack Irons)


And you gotta love Dave Grohl.  He manages to be the highlight of everything he plays on.

Nirvana - Drain You


Foo Fighters - I'll Stick Around (chose this one over Everlong, which is a much better song with its own incredible drums, but the first album doesn't get enough credit)


Queens of the Stone Age - A Song for the Dead


Just a few off the top of my head.  I guess you can see where my expertise is.  So here's one last track from something other than a rock band:

The Roots - You Got Me (ft. Erykah Badu) (?uestlove, particularly at the end of the song)


But anyways, what was I listening to before all of this?

Ultraísta - Harmony


Hard to evaluate drums nowadays because most music has drum programming and layers and so on and so forth, but the drums here are great and remind me of Radiohead:

Radiohead - Reckoner


Sorry for going on for so long again!
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Re: What song are you listening to right now?
« Reply #305 on: 29 Mar 2020, 18:38 »
I guess this is the kind of stuff nobody else around here likes lol, but I can't stop listening to the new Ulcerate single. sO GOOD.
Heavy and slow.  Nice stuff.  Not as into this kind of stuff as I used to be, and never really got into metal with this kind of vocal, but the music is very good.  As far as stuff I'm into, it kind of reminds me of a combination of these two tracks, but slower, and less prog / more doom:

Yeah, "slow" is not usually what Ulcerate go for, but this track totally crushes. This is going to be one of my aoty when it comes out, for sure ;-D

Mastodon is one of those bands I feel I should like more, but they've never totally clicked with me. I like some songs here and there, but that's about it. And Meshuggah kind of bore me, hahah. I'm mostly into dissodeath/black and caverncore these days (yes, those genres exist, sorry I don't make the rules lol).

You are absolutely right.  Drummers do not get their due.  So, here are some prime tracks from bands with tremendously good drummers:

I'd argue that bass players are even less acknowledged. Any normie can listen to Tool or Soundgarden's Spoonman (great choices!) and go "oh man, dem drums are so awesome", but when was the last time you heard a non-music-nerd go "ah yes, such exquisite bass playing". That's right: never (laugh)


Re: What song are you listening to right now?
« Reply #306 on: 29 Mar 2020, 21:22 »
I'd argue that bass players are even less acknowledged. Any normie can listen to Tool or Soundgarden's Spoonman (great choices!) and go "oh man, dem drums are so awesome", but when was the last time you heard a non-music-nerd go "ah yes, such exquisite bass playing". That's right: never (laugh)
I was thinking about that as well.  Guitarists and vocalists get all the love.  We did have one of the best bassists a couple of pages back with Victor Wooten, but here are a few more of the obvious choices:

Tool - The Pot (Justin Chancellor)


Les Claypool - The Awakening


Atoms for Peace - Before Your Eyes (Flea)


Of course Flea also does great work with Red Hot Chili Peppers.  He gets a lot of work, including performing the bass on 9 of 10 songs on the Mars Volta Album I referenced above.  And most people don't know, he played bass on this one:

Young MC - Bust A Move

And for Rush, see YYZ above, or listen to this classic tune:


Again, just some from the top of my head.  I'll have to start keeping a nice list of tracks to post up here for more drum and bass love.

Re: What song are you listening to right now?
« Reply #307 on: 30 Mar 2020, 08:03 »
Again, just some from the top of my head.  I'll have to start keeping a nice list of tracks to post up here for more drum and bass love.
Moving away a bit from the Flea/Tool/Rush/Primus cliches...

Bell Witch don't have a guitar, it's just two guys playing bass and drums:



(Yes, that's a single 80-minute song. That's funeral doom for you. :-D)



Colin Marston is an absolute legend. Apart from being the mastermind behind Krallice, he's also an acclaimed producer and has been playing bass for Gorguts since their 2013 comeback, "Coloured Sands". You don't usually have the chance to clearly and distinctly hear the bass in death metal, but the production here is simply amazing:





Moving away from metal, you can't speak of best rock bass players without mentioning Violent Femmes' Gordon Gano:




I personally love Pascal Humbert's style, even though it's not at all flashy. The way he used to weave his bass lines around Jean-Yves Tola's drumming and anchor David Eugene Edward's chaotic guitar lines was just classy af:




Marc Ribot is the one who usually comes to mind of when you think of Tom Waits' classics, but nothing would be the same without Larry Taylor's bass:




And don't you dare say "bass guitar" without talking about Carol Kaye. She's recorded literally EVERYTHING in the world, including such obscure cult hits as:



and:




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Re: What song are you listening to right now?
« Reply #308 on: 30 Mar 2020, 08:39 »
re: drummers , some great posts there form you guys!






Re: What song are you listening to right now?
« Reply #309 on: 31 Mar 2020, 03:13 »
Moving away a bit from the Flea/Tool/Rush/Primus cliches...
Yeah, they may be cliche, but all are tremendously talented.  When posting a quick reference of bass greats, those would have to be mentioned.

A bassist (and artist) that I've been loving for the past few years now is Thundercat.  He does great solo work, and has played bass a lot with Flying Lotus.  Here's my favorite of his tracks:


Also, check this out:


His bass chops start to shine through on the second song here.

Re: What song are you listening to right now?
« Reply #310 on: 31 Mar 2020, 09:12 »
Probably one of the best bass players ever, Jaco Pastorius:


Charles Mingus, fantastic double bass player and composer:

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Re: What song are you listening to right now?
« Reply #311 on: 31 Mar 2020, 12:58 »
You people are too industrial gothic for me :) Actually I'm not much into music in the first place :/

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Re: What song are you listening to right now?
« Reply #312 on: 31 Mar 2020, 17:03 »
And something a little more modern:

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Re: What song are you listening to right now?
« Reply #313 on: 02 Apr 2020, 10:59 »
Rockin' Sidney:



Video has a slight glitch in the second song. Interesting artist that I missed along the way.

Re: What song are you listening to right now?
« Reply #314 on: 02 Apr 2020, 19:32 »
Just getting caught up...lots to listen to! Going to need booze... (laugh)

If you haven't seen it, you need to watch the music video (the guys who made it went on to direct the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie)

Yeah, actually I did just see the video recently for the first time. Adopting milk dude as an avatar for now.  :)

The real hero of tracks like these is the drummer. How in hell can they keep a double kick going that long?! (laugh)

I mean, that's pretty much standard for any extreme metal drummer, but what's amazing about this guy in particular is the sheer amount of stuff he's got going on at any given moment.

It's not the speed for me, it's the complexity... Like... he's not improvising. He's learned all that. He can remember all that. He can repeat it. The mind boggles.

(I once saw them live but the volume was too brutal to appreciate any of the fine detail. I tend to prefer to listen to bands like these at home and with headphones in order to be able to hear every single thing they're doing!)


That's unreal. You'd think for tracks that complex you'd actually need sheet music or something (a conductor? (laugh)) to keep everyone in the band aligned. I mean, that funeral doom track you shared must include some kind of sheet music or be improvised at times or something. Ca

The thing that's always been iconic to me about Tom Waits' sound is that xylophone or whatever it is he uses.

Dact, I've heard some cool randoms (at least randoms to me) play on that NPR Tiny Desk Concert.

Alright so long as we're in random town at the moment:


Re: What song are you listening to right now?
« Reply #315 on: 02 Apr 2020, 19:53 »

A bassist (and artist) that I've been loving for the past few years now is Thundercat.  He does great solo work, and has played bass a lot with Flying Lotus.  Here's my favorite of his tracks:

Nice! Not quite my thing, but it was a really chill listen, thanks!

Charles Mingus, fantastic double bass player and composer:

Yesss Mingus is so great! I'm SO listening to these whole two hours right now.

The thing that's always been iconic to me about Tom Waits' sound is that xylophone or whatever it is he uses.

Marimba? Myth says he had one built out of bones for "Earth died screaming". No idea if it's true though :-D


Alright so long as we're in random town at the moment:

Awwww, this song never fails to melt my blackened metal heart <3

Anyway, here's Tom Waits banging some pipes:


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Re: What song are you listening to right now?
« Reply #316 on: 03 Apr 2020, 21:50 »
Two songs in a row that really tickle my memory centers!

Last October, those long-gone days before Australia and the world "went a bit J.G. Ballard," after a day of diving out by the Great Barrier Reef I was sitting in this sort of veranda bar/restaurant out by a little cove, looking out over the moonlit waters. And from the back of the kitchen came the sounds of "Harvest Moon." I knew I'd heard it before, but couldn't place it. Fortunately my phone mic was eventually able to pick it up enough for Shazam to ID it. It's a beautiful song.

And the Tom Waits track reminds me of Napstering random tracks in college, which is how I ended up with the version of "The Piano Has Been Drinking" that will always be closest to my heart, very different from the usual one. For many years I had no idea where it came from:


Re: What song are you listening to right now?
« Reply #317 on: 04 Apr 2020, 11:14 »
HIP HOP

I stumbled across this song, really love it! It was vaguely familiar and I didn't know why. Turns out it was in a Tony Hawks game!


HARD ROCK

I had never heard of Poppy before january, and while I'm not so keen on most of her earlier electronic pop songs, this alternative album of hers, "I disagree", released earlier this year, blew me away. This chorus is catchy as hell.


MORE HARD ROCK YESH
This song is also super catchy, and the video feels really 90's, I love it!



ELECTRONIC ROCK
Loved these folks for years. This particular song stands out for me on my first album listen on their new works.



ALTERNATE DANCE?
Not as well mastered/mixed as the others, because this is by me, lol. Still, I've really impressed myself with this beast! For fans of Prodigy, I guess?


Re: What song are you listening to right now?
« Reply #318 on: 04 Apr 2020, 11:43 »
And the Tom Waits track reminds me of Napstering random tracks in college, which is how I ended up with the version of "The Piano Has Been Drinking" that will always be closest to my heart, very different from the usual one. For many years I had no idea where it came from:

Nice version! I don't think I had heard it before.

HIP HOP

I stumbled across this song, really love it! It was vaguely familiar and I didn't know why. Turns out it was in a Tony Hawks game!

El-P is a total boss! Company Flow's "Funcrusher Plus" is a cult classic, and his first solo album "Fantastic Damage" was absolutely groundbreaking in terms of production. I'm really happy that after all these years he's gaining the mainstream recognition he deserves with Run The Jewels.



ELECTRONIC ROCK
Loved these folks for years. This particular song stands out for me on my first album listen on their new works.

Fun fact, a friend and I organized their first concert ever in Madrid back in 2006, when they had just released Violet. It bombed SO hard and we lost SO much money. I never really liked their stuff, but after that, just reading their name triggers flashbacks in my brain :-D


"The... Birth...day... Mass...? NOOO!"
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Re: What song are you listening to right now?
« Reply #319 on: 04 Apr 2020, 12:02 »
Oh heh, guess I should have mentioned I have 2 or 3 El-P albums, but this song escaped me. I wasn't into him during PS2 era of that Tony Hawks song. Run the jewels are good but I prefer El-P's solo work. But yeah, at least people know who I'm talking about by mentioning RTJ!

Oh boy, I guess you wouldn't like to see my TBM Cd Collection then lmao.