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Joan Osborne can sure sing her some classics. Have you seen Standing in the Shadows of Motown, by any chance?
I think I have it, maybe. I have definitely heard her covers of some classic songs, but I can't remember if it was on that CD or radio. I liked her covers because they weren't different enough from the original to be disturbing/disappointing, but they still had some bit of unique Joan Osborne-ness to them.

As with most things in my life, I am very ...uhm... haphazard about my music. I tend to glom onto an artist and buy several CDs, then bury them under a pile of something and buy some of them again by accident when I go to buy that artist's latest CD.
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Daddy Cool- Boney M *boogies around* and I'm currently downloading Bahama Mama.
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Old 08-17-2004, 02:22 AM
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I think I have it, maybe. I have definitely heard her covers of some classic songs, but I can't remember if it was on that CD or radio.
I meant the documentary, although she may well have a CD out based on those songs for all I know. :)

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I liked her covers because they weren't different enough from the original to be disturbing/disappointing, but they still had some bit of unique Joan Osborne-ness to them.
Yes, that was exactly my impression too. She seemed to really love the original songs and knows them so well.

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As with most things in my life, I am very ...uhm... haphazard about my music. I tend to glom onto an artist and buy several CDs, then bury them under a pile of something and buy some of them again by accident when I go to buy that artist's latest CD.
I just might possibly have done that once or twice meself.
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Old 08-17-2004, 02:36 AM
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Hmmm. I was always a bit dismissive of Joan Osborne. Looks like I might have to add that to my "check it out" list. Same with that Smashing Pumpkins album, Adore.


Right now, I'm listening to The Generator. It's a small, local alternative rock station that plays a lot of NZ music, too. I'm supposed to be their advertising rep, but I can't see that working out for long, though - I'm gonna need a real proper salary very soon. Which is a shame, 'cos they're good people and I could have some fun working with them. Alas, money I can depend on is a little more important than fun right now. Which is a bummer, 'cos I really like fun.
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Old 09-24-2004, 07:21 AM
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I love that album. :)

Right now I'm listening to Tool's cover of Led Zeppelin's No Quarter. I loved that track, especially the live version on Song Remains the Same. Tool breathe new life into it, even though they've kept it pretty true to the original live version. It rocks, like, totally.

Ooops, just finished - now it's Santa Claus is Smoking Reefer by the Squirrel Nut Zippers...


darn...short song, slow typing...


It's NZ's own The Datsun's with In Love, from their debut album, recorded in London with Led Zep's old bassist, John Paul Jones - how cool is that! The feel of this track is very much early Deep Purple with that heavy organ influence. It also rocks, like, totally.

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Okay, okay - it's the Chemical Brothers with Brad Pitt from the soundtrack to Fight Club.


Woohoo! Friday Night - I might go get me some brewskis. :D
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Old 09-24-2004, 09:23 AM
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Hendrix. Just Hendrix. Pure fucking guitar sex.
Indeed. I'da shagged Hendrix.
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Just finished listening to Dr. John's How come my dog don't dark when you come around. Great story telling and dark, wry humour.


But right now, Kiwi band Good Shirt's Not a bad place to be.



I love these hours of random mp3 mixes.


oooh, Aerosmith's Dream On...


I think it's time to grab a beer. :cool:
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Old 09-24-2004, 09:39 AM
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I'm on a roll...

Frank Zappa's Cosmic Debris.

Nuff said.
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Old 09-24-2004, 09:52 AM
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Nick Cave, Do you love me?

Well, do ya? Punk.




I love Nick Cave. I think he is the genius of dark tales with accompanying music that is cool as fuck. He's classical literature meets soundtrack. It's art, baby, and while he isn't a handsome man in the 'traditional' sense, I think he's sexy as hell.


Still typing too slow...

The Vines, covering The Rolling Stone's Paint it Black
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Old 09-24-2004, 09:56 AM
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Ooooh...a verrry oldie but goodie.


David Essex, Rock On.

At something like 10 years old this aroused me. David Essex posters, coupled with this track, was like sex to this particular prepubescent.

But, shhh, don't tell my mum. :wink:
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Jello Biafra and Mojo Nixon, Love Me, I'm a Liberal. LOL!



Okay, I'll stop now. :blush:
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Nick Cave, Do you love me?

Well, do ya? Punk.




I love Nick Cave. I think he is the genius of dark tales with accompanying music that is cool as fuck. He's classical literature meets soundtrack. It's art, baby, and while he isn't a handsome man in the 'traditional' sense, I think he's sexy as hell.


Still typing too slow...

The Vines, covering The Rolling Stone's Paint it Black
you didnt post in my nick cave thread at ii
http://www.iidb.org/vbb/showthread.php?t=98510


nick cave and the bad seeds is my favorite band.

right now I am listening to alix olson.

a lesbian feminist militant folk singer who much more importantly is a hell of a word smith.

her feminist take on fairy tales is awesome.

"it's a joke a lie an exagerration a fib, I aint gonna believe that I came from his rib."
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I'm at work now so I'm not listening to anything. But on heavy rotation in my car's 6-disc changer are:

The Beastie Boys' latest, "To the Five Buroughs". Good stuff from the Boys. And if you don't like it, then hey, fuck you.

A live Cure show from the Bloodflowers tour (downloaded via Furthurnet).

A mix of various REO Speedwagon classics.

"Punts" by Todd Menton, solely because my band wants to cover the song 1952 Vincent Black Lightning (written by Richard Thompson) and I'm going crazy trying to learn the rhythm.
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Richard Thompson as in Mannfred Mann an' shit?
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Richard Thompson of the Fairport Convention and various albums recorded solo and with his then wife Linda. This page does not mention Mannfred Mann so AFAIK there is no connection. He was born and raised in London but Fairport Convention was a California band. Not sure where he lives now.

I'm not super into his music, but he's popular among the local folkies. "1952 Vincent Black Lightning" is a ballad about a motorcycle-riding criminal and the woman he loves.

Oh says Red Molly to James "That's a fine motorbike.
A girl could feel special on any such like"
Says James to Red Molly "My hat's off to you
It's a Vincent Black Lightning, 1952.
And I've seen you at the corners and cafes it seems
Red hair and black leather, my favourite colour scheme"
And he pulled her on behind and down to Boxhill they did ride

Oh says James to Red Molly "Here's a ring for your right hand
But I'll tell you in earnest I'm a dangerous man.
For I've fought with the law since I was seventeen,
I robbed many a man to get my Vincent machine.
Now I'm 21 years, I might make 22
And I don't mind dying, but for the love of you.
And if fate should break my stride
Then I'll give you my Vincent to ride"

"Come down, come down, Red Molly" called Sergeant McRae
"For they've taken young James Adie for armed robbery.
Shotgun blast hit his chest, left nothing inside.
Oh come down, Red Molly to his dying bedside"
When she came to the hospital, there wasn't much left
He was running out of road, he was running out of breath
But he smiled to see her cry
He said "I'll give you my Vincent to ride"

Says James "In my opinion, there's nothing in this world
Beats a 52 Vincent and a red headed girl.
Now Nortons and Indians and Greeves won't do,
Ah, they don't have a soul like a Vincent 52"
Oh he reached for her hand and he slipped her the keys
Said "I've got no further use for these.
I see angels on Ariels in leather and chrome,
Swooping down from heaven to carry me home"
And he gave her one last kiss and died
And he gave her his Vincent to ride.


You should be able to find it on the Gnutella network. His version, off 1991's Rumor and Sigh, is the best, but the one my band leader knows was recorded by Todd Menton, a Minnesota musician (formerly of Boiled in Lead). Todd's version isn't nearly as good IMHO. Both versions have guitar parts that my right hand can't handle.
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atm, Evanescence.

Before that, Travis, The Invisible Band.

Time exists
Just on your wrist so don't panic
Moments last
And lifetimes are lost in a day
So wind your watches down please
Cos there is no time to lose

Before that, Machina, The Smashing Pumpkins

And all the spiders wonder
What we've got us in
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Franz Ferdinand, ditto. Me atm: Fetish, a South African band now playing in London. "So Many Prophets"
What kind of sound do they make Joe? I've seen their name in the papers a few times and read some praise but never heard them. They sound gothic.
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Richard Thompson of the Fairport Convention and various albums recorded solo and with his then wife Linda.
My bad. I was thinking of Chris Thompson, who penned The Mighty Quinn and Blinded by the Light. He used to be in a band called Mandrake with old boyfriend of mine, back when he still lived here in Hamilton in the early 70's, just prior to joining Mannfred Mann. Nice guy.

I used to have record of Richard and Linda Thompson, but I can't really recall ever listening to it. I know I have an mp3 of Richard solo here somewhere.

That can be the problem of having too many records, tapes, etc - some of them never make it to actually getting listened to.
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atm, Evanescence.

Before that, Travis, The Invisible Band.

Time exists
Just on your wrist so don't panic
Moments last
And lifetimes are lost in a day
So wind your watches down please
Cos there is no time to lose

Before that, Machina, The Smashing Pumpkins

And all the spiders wonder
What we've got us in

Oooh, I like Travis. Can't friggin' stand Evanescence though. There's just something about that woman's voice that makes me wanna beat her up. :yup:
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Franz Ferdinand, ditto. Me atm: Fetish, a South African band now playing in London. "So Many Prophets"
What kind of sound do they make Joe? I've seen their name in the papers a few times and read some praise but never heard them. They sound gothic.
I dig Franz Ferdinand, too. They're great.


What South African bands, new and old, would you recommend to an ecclectic aural junkie such as myself? Doesn't even have to be from the South of Africa - anything from anywhere. I'm all ears. :)
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I'm currently listening to some Velvet Revolver. Before that I gave Tori Amos and Beth Orton a whirl. I had a binge night last night, so have been listening to fairly laid back stuff today.

Oooh, ooh, and I listened to William Burroughs read from Naked Lunch for about an hour this afternoon. Too cool.
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you didnt post in my nick cave thread at ii
http://www.iidb.org/vbb/showthread.php?t=98510


nick cave and the bad seeds is my favorite band.

right now I am listening to alix olson.

a lesbian feminist militant folk singer who much more importantly is a hell of a word smith.

her feminist take on fairy tales is awesome.

"it's a joke a lie an exagerration a fib, I aint gonna believe that I came from his rib."

I missed this post. And missed your Nick Cave thread. I'll contribute to it a bit later - after my poor ol' drunken head clears a little more.

Never heard of Alix Olson, but she sounds like something I might like. WinMX here I come! :D
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Hmm....Tonight has included anything from Bob Marley, to Dead Kennedys, to BOC, to Disturbed, to King Crimson, to Primus, to Cheap Trick, to Cake, ect.

I like both kinds of music.....rock and/or roll.
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I was thinking of Chris Thompson, who penned The Mighty Quinn and Blinded by the Light.
That would be Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, respectively.

Bit off topic, but this is pretty comical:

Matchbox Twenty Finally Finishes Watering Down Long-Awaited New Album

According to band members, hundreds of hours were spent in the studio trying to render the sound adequately benign.

"No matter how many times we recorded the new single 'Sitting Down (Hands At My Side),' there was still a certain 'oomph' coming through in the drums, a loud-ish, slightly gripping sound that we couldn't remove," drummer Paul Doucette said. "Finally, after running them through about two dozen filters, we managed to get that 'plastic spork hitting mashed potatoes' sound we were after."
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