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    Bargains 2019

    Fuck. Pity about the Art Ensemble of Chicago.
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    Acts touring that don't come here

    In Whelan's? Paltry audience. Highlight was when he twisted around in front of some punter at the front and knocked the hat off his head! Some time later watching the Jesus Lizard in the old Temple Bar was serious, serious craic. Fuckin' hell. They were on it from the get-go and it seemed like...
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    Acts touring that don't come here

    Right, maybe that was the point.
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    2019 albums worth a listen.....

    'Palm' by Kyoto trio Kukangendai out on Stephen O'Malley's label, or is it Peter Rehlberg's, I'm not sure. Listened to these back months ago, and they didn't grab me. O'Malley dropping the Bastro reference might have been misleading too. But they're playing soon, near me, so I gave them...
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    Acts touring that don't come here

    Thought Flipper were an endurance test of ill-conceived, half-arsed slurry. Couldn't wait for them to finish. It was like enduring some interminable, banal sonic hell. Must check them out again. David Yow should only ever front the Jesus Lizard. Or Scratch Acid. Still I'm curious. Am I?
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    Friday 90s rock video thread

    ZZ Top mix was good, yeah. A lot of it left me cold. But accepted it, because the narrative was finished by that point in the episode. Like Lynch was just using that space to sell the soundtrack. Sort of a shoulder-shrugging element for me. But interesting in terms of a re-do of the original...
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    Friday 90s rock video thread

    Sleezy Pete directed, no? What did you make of the NIN cameo on that groundbreaking episode of Twin Peaks? Worked quite well as a breather from the intensity of it all, I thought. Then lobbed back into that enthralling origin narrative... Yeah, not bad at all. Did hear some criticism in...
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    Friday 90s rock video thread

    Digging the grave, I got it made. 1995.
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    Friday 90s rock video thread

    Wait, that's not an actual video. Ah, well. But there are definitely videos of Lava and Golden Skin. 100% saw them on ITV's the Chart Show back in the day.
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    Friday 90s rock video thread

    Was this posted already? Brings to mind sad teenage memories of watching Chris Evans/Jamie Theakston nonsense on CH4 in 1997, but not a bad tune.
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    Friday 90s rock video thread

    Wilma's Rainbow - Helmet, 1994. Classic Beavis & Butthead chat. Remember reading a scaldy review of a live Helmet show in that arserag the NME in 1997 where the reviewer spent the whole time disparaging them saying they had one seminal moment and how they were irrelevant compared to Jawbox and...
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    The 'Bands I don't Get' thread

    Their first album is just banger after banger with the odd dud. But it badly needs remastering. Not something to play every day. More of a house party record. Re: the Pixies. I haven't actually listened to them properly since I was in 4th year. At the Drive-In which led to Fugazi and Dischord...
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    Songs that you forgot you loved...

    'Jamie' by Girls Against Boys. Or pretty much any GvsB song up until and including House of GvsB. Never understood their comeback stuff.
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    2019 albums worth a listen.....

    Modal, maybe? Wait, most jazz is modal. I quite like '5' by Abrams old Vinyl is long-gone, and cunts selling it for ridiculous prices on discogs. Thankfully, Forced Exposure are promising a repress in September and October, so will be watching their ig feed like a hawk.
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    Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (1979)

    Can't seem to edit the post, but that anecdote about Roger Miller and Clint Conley meeting dancing towards each other in a kitchen of some gaff to the Ramones seems to epitomise the naive energy of both punk and post-punk. Capitalism can't undermine the innocence of true belief yadayada...or...
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