Friday, October 14, 2005

More Music

Seeing as I'm in a music mode I think it's time to replace some vinyl. Since my record player gave up the ghost I've not been able to listen to my Gaye Bykers on Acid stuff and as Nosedive Karma, Drill Your Own Hole and Stewed to the Gills were highlights of the '80s I have to have them again. But what do I find? Barely anything on CD that's what. Terrible thing for a band so ahead of their time that they disappeared into another dimension all together, I mean they created Grebo for crying out loud!

16 comments:

Nimiwey said...

I don't understand a word of this post...I'll ask brainmarket for a translation later. He has all his favorite music on his profile check out his blog (under links- My criminal defense attorney) maybe youll have something in common but he's a wee bit old-
Er...I mean older than you...

Gopher said...

Who...? I mean what...? Well I'm a music snob as much as the next person (well maybe not you)... unfortunately it doesn't equal taste.

My tastes are on my profile, but as you've already slated some of it, we can leave it as is.

paulhd said...

A quick look at your profile, Gopher, sees only 2 slate-able musical tastes and a few iffy ones. That's not bad going!
Nimwey, I spotted Butthole Surfers as a fave of yours, IIRC GBOA did an album with them back in the day (can't for the life of me remember the name of it, sorry) so might find them of interest. Brainmarket's music knowledge seems far superior to mine, I'm sure he can provide you all the details you need. At least ask him about grebo.

Nimiwey said...

Cool I'll check it out, Buttholes Surfers rock my socks off and I get to giggle every time I say their name.

paulhd said...

Great name for a band isn't it. Be warned though GBOA don't really sound like the Surfers (who does?) but they have had cool names (Lesbian DopeHeads On Mopeds), wish I could remember the name of the collaboration. I did find http://www.bothsidesnow.co.uk/bothsides2001/village/ on my hunt for said collaboration and found a whole bunch of info of bands that saved my life in the 80's (how good are The Cramps? Why they're really good!)

Danny said...

I was trying to list ace 80's bands - not necessarily ones I actually listened to in the 80's (music didn't hit me until quite late on), but decent bands from that period. I was surprised by how many there were -

The Birthday Party,
Husker Du,
Big Black,
Public Enemy,
Dead Kennedys,
Early REM,

Not as bad as I thought...

paulhd said...

Yeah but most of those bands had to be hunted out if you weren't in the right place at the right time. There loads of great 80's bands though. And just so I don't sound like I was some head up my arse muso back then I still love loads of pop/chart stuff from the 80's (well apart from the really black days of '58 on when SAW and the like stole pop music from the kids and bedsit nerd who had been making it up til then)

Gopher said...

So which ones are slate-able IYO?

I'm trying to lose the shame of my music. So many Butthole lovers (yes, I find it amusing), so I might have to listen to some.

reeseporter said...

I'd heard of all of those that Paul mentioned but inbetween listening to my own stuff and that of demos i get sent (i've got a demo from The Subways before they got their record contract) ive lately been listening to Ladytron, Goldfrapp, Tindersticks, Nick Cave and Patrick Wolf.

Danny said...

Yeah I've been listening to my own stuff a lot too,... it's not even really complete, or ready to share yet, but I like trying to figure out where I can take it next... Sounds incredibly narcissistic I know, but hey ...

paulhd said...

Enigma are slate-able.
Only heard a couple of Tindersticks tracks but I did like them. The Richard Hawley CD I got recently reminds me of them (probably because of the voice - same can be said of lambchop too)
When I get to 'twang my banjo' I won't have to listen to anyone else.

fleur118 said...

IF you get your banjo.

See what Santa brings.

Gopher said...

I beg to differ on Enigma... I cannot be bothered to argue though so that's as far as my part in the debate will go.

I see Pullman is on a rant again...

paulhd said...

Beg all you want Gopher Enigma are still are load of shite.
Pullman never misses a chance to diss Lewis does he?

Gopher said...

Nope. A little annoying, especially when you see the relationship between the fact Lewis is getting a set of movies based on the books and Pullman is still trying to get the movies done based on his books... I think the word is 'marketing'.

paulhd said...

Totally off the mark there with Pullman I'm afraid. Being courted by hollywood execs doesn't mean he wants his books turned into films particularly and his problem with Lewis is a little more fundamental than envy. The Narnia books are Christian propaganda and Pullman has said The Dark Materials trilogy was a sort of rebutal to Lewis' dogmatic, and occassionally creepy, thinking.