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on3m@n@rmy said:
This might be foolish, but I'm going to challenge myself to find just ONE Muse tune that you would like. And if this one doesn't do it nothing will: Muse - Starlight
Approvo? :D
A little boring. Just sounds like any other punk rock song.

Sorry but their version of Feeling Good has really turned me off them. The part with the speaker phone is so try-hard.
 
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Me and my OH had a blast on spotify last night after watching the Daphnie..

I couldn't stand The Specials nor The Beat "back in the day" but you know what..

They're still crap now, hahaha

But some solice was gained by Haircut 100 and Kagagoggo.. I kid you not.
 
auscyclefan94 said:
A little boring. Just sounds like any other punk rock song.

Sorry but their version of Feeling Good has really turned me off them. The part with the speaker phone is so try-hard.
Well, I tried. But after listening to Feeling Good I give. Crummy video, but I could stand that if the music was good, which Feeling Good is not IMO. Way too slowed down for me. I really don't mind slow if the whole thing doesn't feel like death at the same time. Ironic, huh? Song title Feeling Good, but sounds like something completely different.
 
...speaking of hard to get used to vocals, Rush is a group that has put out a lot of songs I like, but lead vocalist Geddy Lee's voice can sometimes be hard to really like. Rush's great instrumentals really helps pull them through a lot of times. Anyone have the same thought on Rush?
 
Having been listening to The National a lot recently, in particular their 2 most recent albums High Violet & Boxer. Definitely a big fan now, apparently a lot of their music is played on TV shows but I dont really watch TV.

Also been checking out the Beatles albums, they really were amazing, they still sound so fresh and relevant.

What else- Arcade Fire as usual-two new tracks-

Speaking in Tongues- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pcgHvZBR5M

Culture War- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsscqF80sGQ

Plus AF cover versions of other songs-Talking heads-This must be the place

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J-900xpiI0

and

The Clash-Guns of Brixton-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8lVkg4ecPk

Quite different from the originals but still good, the Talking heads cover is from 2005 when they really were nobodies.
 
Michielveedeebee said:
awesome song Hrotha, really great!
Against Me! were truly amazing, they were the most passionate band I've ever heard, their music was pure energy and honesty. They were a very special band, the epitome of DIY, all acoustic and with a home-made drum kit at first, then with a more conventional punk rock line-up later on. They were going to single-handedly save the punk scene.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REdw0n_VrDo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAT_vvDXr_Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7sZpebvcFw

I still like most of their newer stuff, but it's just not the same anymore. They're just another band now, although a very good one.
 
I'd say the Violent Femmes were the epitome of DIY. Two guitars and a snare drum.

Anyway, this is probably the last great punk song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVjNPNNxySc

I guess some of the second wave of American bands like the DKs, Black Flag and co had some great tunes, but by then, this had been made:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqmNotXIT3M

Crass were the last true punk band. Everybody afterwards was just clinging on to an ideal that had already died. As Crass were only too happy to point out.
 
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Libertine Seguros said:
I'd say the Violent Femmes were the epitome of DIY. Two guitars and a snare drum.

Anyway, this is probably the last great punk song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVjNPNNxySc

I guess some of the second wave of American bands like the DKs, Black Flag and co had some great tunes, but by then, this had been made:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqmNotXIT3M

Crass were the last true punk band. Everybody afterwards was just clinging on to an ideal that had already died. As Crass were only too happy to point out.
I saw UK Subs play 3 years ago in Harelbeke :p they were pretty old though :p
 
Michielveedeebee said:
I saw UK Subs play 3 years ago in Harelbeke :p they were pretty old though :p
and they've been irrelevant since 1979.

Punk as something vibrant, revolutionary, and different has been long since dead. Some of the old bands still tour and can still be entertaining. But there's nothing new being said.

There are few things sadder than going to an amateur punk gig now. Full of 45 year olds in their leather, denim and studs, still think that what they're saying has the power to shock (or, if they're disciples of Fear, die Toten Hosen or Peter & The Test Tube Babies, just singing about alcohol) and that somehow they're going to affect some major upheaval. It's tragic.

For a few, glorious years, the genre was something new, powerful and controversial. But as soon as it became a movement so strong that small, DIY self-contained scenes couldn't contain it, it became marketable. And once it could be marketed, it was under control. The punks were fighting amongst each other (DIYs and sellouts, left vs. right, different scenes) and no longer presenting a united front against the status quo.

Crass were smart enough to get out of being just 'punk' at the time, and when they wrote "Punk Is Dead", the genre was seemingly booming - but Punk's capacity to shock, offend and revolutionise was what had been killed. And once you took that away from it, it had little going for it because it is an inherently limited genre.

Kråkesølv ~ Kalde Føtter
 
Gaga. She really is the ****.

Now go click on pmcg's links to The National, you won't be disappointed.

For DIY punk, see The Goxxip's album Arkansas Heat. (Beth Ditto: thick is sexy.)

Any noise fans out there? F*ck Buttons' Tarot Sport is still my album of 2009 from all genres, with The Lisbon Maru being the standout track.

Entry level: Sleigh Bells (Ring Ring) and The Rapture (House of Jealous Lovers)

Bat for Lashes, jj, and Ratatat. More. HEALTH. Freelance Whale. Challenge yourselves with something you're unfamiliar with (jj, probably), or that makes you uncomfortable to listen to (HEALTH). You won't regret it! :)
 
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on3m@n@rmy said:
Well, I tried. But after listening to Feeling Good I give. Crummy video, but I could stand that if the music was good, which Feeling Good is not IMO. Way too slowed down for me. I really don't mind slow if the whole thing doesn't feel like death at the same time. Ironic, huh? Song title Feeling Good, but sounds like something completely different.
The only real quality version of Feeling Good is the original by Nina Simone. She's got soul!

Michielveedeebee said:
awesome song Hrotha, really great!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZpWGVpvSFk
Your thoughts on this one ACF? :p or anyone else of course ;)
Not really my style...
 

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