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Re: Music for the Masses

Post by JasonL » 01 Apr 2019, 11:23

Bon Iver is an act that makes a lot more sense live than I would have thought. I took the wife on the premise that she likes Skinny Love and Holocene, knowing that the stuff from 22, A Million is ... not that sound exactly. She loved it, all the production and weird stuff on those tracks. It was a great show. Would do again.


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Re: Music for the Masses

Post by JasonL » 10 May 2019, 10:38

Just got around to these. Thanks! I know literal nothing about the coldwave bands. I'm a hyuge xymox guy tho.

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Re: Music for the Masses

Post by JasonL » 10 May 2019, 11:31

Saw The Mountain Goats last night. Band was good, the crowd was fcking terrible for some reason. Nobody would STFU, like to a crazy extent. Two 30 somethings were talking shit about the show the whole time and actually tried to start a fight.

I guess in my head that band was sort of a fans band - that people who would buy tickets would be pretty into them for the most part with only a few people being casuals. I'm not a super deep cuts on the most current albums guy, and the new album just dropped so I didn't know what to expect, but ... not that audience experience.

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Re: Music for the Masses

Post by lunchstealer » 10 May 2019, 16:36

Yeah, they're a fans' band usually. I've been to a handful of shows. Crowd singing along to lots of different songs, even deeper cuts like "High Hawk Season" or "Love Love Love" (if you're at a show where they play "Best Ever Death Metal Band out of Denton" it's a pretty great experience). Everyone''s usually pretty into it. At one show he did stop in the middle of a song and tell a couple people on the balcony to STFU but they were definitely the exception rather than the rule.

The new album is actually really good. I was disappointed with Goths after hearing "Rain in Soho" only to find out that the rest of the tracks were just not something I could easily wrap my brain around all that well. But there's not a dud on the new album and a couple are really great tracks.

NPR has a first listen of it here if you want to check it out without committing real cash:

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/22/71440895 ... th-dragons
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Re: Music for the Masses

Post by JasonL » 10 May 2019, 16:54

I bought it. Still working my way through, but I like Sicilian Crest right off. Done Bleeding too. The close with a trailing off Going Invisible was really solid.

Here's the setlist: https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-moun ... 0e849.html

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Re: Music for the Masses

Post by lunchstealer » 10 May 2019, 18:24

That's a good setlist. I kinda figured Going Invisible 2 would be that kind of thing live.
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Re: Music for the Masses

Post by dhex » 23 May 2019, 22:04

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Re: Music for the Masses

Post by dbcooper » 04 Jun 2019, 07:39

Slip inside a sleeping bag.

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Re: Music for the Masses

Post by dhex » 13 Jun 2019, 21:43

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Re: Music for the Masses

Post by Andrew » 15 Jun 2019, 15:05

Second week in a row where this was playing at the grocery store:

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Re: Music for the Masses

Post by dbcooper » 18 Jun 2019, 09:25

Slip inside a sleeping bag.

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Re: Music for the Masses

Post by dbcooper » 18 Jun 2019, 09:29

Slip inside a sleeping bag.

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Re: Music for the Masses

Post by dbcooper » 18 Jun 2019, 09:34

Slip inside a sleeping bag.

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Re: Music for the Masses

Post by dbcooper » 18 Jun 2019, 13:06

Absolute sickness from Psychemagik.

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Re: Music for the Masses

Post by dbcooper » 18 Jun 2019, 13:38

dbcooper wrote:
18 Jun 2019, 09:34
This was pretty bad. The narration communicated very little in the time, and their access to the top session musicians of the era produced nothing - they gave them sound bites at best. Hyper-editing of musical geniuses, with multiple grammy awards, to get "Steely Dan were good."

British TV is so fucking bad now.
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Re: Music for the Masses

Post by Highway » 18 Jun 2019, 13:58

If you miss the 80s Jan Hammer and Information Society, this is for you:

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Re: Music for the Masses

Post by dead_elvis » 18 Jun 2019, 15:58

Highway wrote:
18 Jun 2019, 13:58
If you miss the 80s Jan Hammer and Information Society, this is for you:

OK that's weird, I came here just now to post this Jan Hammer (and Jerry Goodman) song, though definitely not 80s. In fact when youtube recommended this I was incredibly grateful because I never had any interest in his stuff due to Miami Vice, and I never would have come across it on my own.
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Re: Music for the Masses

Post by dead_elvis » 18 Jun 2019, 16:14

I originally thought to post this album in the "embarrassing music you used to like" but after revisiting I actually still like some of the tunes.

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Re: Music for the Masses

Post by dead_elvis » 18 Jun 2019, 16:30

Highway wrote:
18 Jun 2019, 13:58
If you miss the 80s Jan Hammer and Information Society, this is for you:
I’m actually a little disappointed to find out the MCA DiscoVision had nothing to do with disco.

Fun tune.
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Re: Music for the Masses

Post by Eric the .5b » 18 Jun 2019, 18:45

dbcooper wrote:
18 Jun 2019, 09:29
His name was Prince, and he was running.
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Re: Music for the Masses

Post by Andrew » 23 Jun 2019, 21:08

I was listening to a bunch of Dead prior to listening to the Slobberbone track that Tuco posted in the alt country thread. This caused YT to recommend the following song, and the algorithm really nailed it:

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Re: Music for the Masses

Post by Tuco » 24 Jun 2019, 06:37

Andrew wrote:
23 Jun 2019, 21:08
I was listening to a bunch of Dead prior to listening to the Slobberbone track that Tuco posted in the alt country thread. This caused YT to recommend the following song, and the algorithm really nailed it:

Ooh, that's a good'un.

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Re: Music for the Masses

Post by Andrew » 29 Jun 2019, 16:49

Tuco wrote:
24 Jun 2019, 06:37
Ooh, that's a good'un.
If you liked that one, you might also enjoy "Almost was Good Enough" from the same album. It has the same Neil Young & Crazy Horse vibe and seamlessly incorporates some parts of Neil's "On the Weekend."

The whole album is solid, but "Such Pretty Eyes for a Snake" and "Almost was Good Enough" are the clear standouts.
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Re: Music for the Masses

Post by Tuco » 30 Jun 2019, 07:06

Andrew wrote:
29 Jun 2019, 16:49
Tuco wrote:
24 Jun 2019, 06:37
Ooh, that's a good'un.
If you liked that one, you might also enjoy "Almost was Good Enough" from the same album. It has the same Neil Young & Crazy Horse vibe and seamlessly incorporates some parts of Neil's "On the Weekend."

The whole album is solid, but "Such Pretty Eyes for a Snake" and "Almost was Good Enough" are the clear standouts.
Yeah, I'm a real Molina fan. Wish that goddamn drunk could have gotten his shit together. Was listening to Ghost Tropic last night while reading Zola's Germinal and lemme tell you, that's a little heavy.

If you dig the Neil Young vibe, the Trials and Errors album is a good one, but better than anything Neil Young's ever done.

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