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Hard News: Friday Music: Play Versions

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  • Tim Welch,

    Auckland • Since Aug 2008 • 47 posts Report Reply

  • bob daktari,

    Morning Dew - so many great versions...

    Original by bonnie dobson

    King Loser

    ‪Einstürzende Neubauten‬

    Lee Hazlewood

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 537 posts Report Reply

  • Silke Hartung,

    Amanda Palmer gave me a serious head injury when she knee'd me in the forehead at one of her gigs. Changed my whole life.

    Auckland • Since Aug 2015 • 5 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    I'm stoked to see "Asian Paradise" online. It looks gorgeous! And weirdly enough, the colour palette, lighting and general style of the video is the sort of thing enjoying a bit of a revival at the moment. Go, Sharon!

    Inspired by the Randa video, here's another one that was set at the Point Erin Pool, "The Pool" by the Reduction Agents. The Parnell Baths are a more popular location for music videos, but the Pt Erin videos tend to be weirder.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    Inspired by the Randa video, here's another one that was set at the Point Erin Pool, "The Pool" by the Reduction Agents. The Parnell Baths are a more popular location for music videos, but the Pt Erin videos tend to be weirder.

    Robyn, you are the video wizard.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22744 posts Report Reply

  • Eediot,

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 51 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth Swain,

    Harking back to last week's Friday Music post:
    I bought the audiobook of How Music Got Free. It's fascinating! Thanks for the great recommendation.

    Japan • Since Apr 2013 • 45 posts Report Reply

  • Mandy S,

    Why does NZ on Screen always have to post things at such a low resolution? Here is a better quality one fresh from the ABC....

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 14 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Eediot,

    Oh man, you played Weller, and I went down the rabbit whole.

    These two are among my favourites.

    Curtis Mayfield’s Move On Up on speed.

    And Marvin Gaye’s Heard it Through the Grapevine, with Amy Winehouse.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    This track has to be one of the most sampled songs from the 80s. Having just scored the original 7”, thanks to Peter M’s spotting abilities, thought it was interesting to look at three versions in a row.

    I mean the last one is kind of a version, innit?

    Also the bonus of the first being arguably (not only by me) the worst video ever.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    Three, then I'm done.

    Grace, doing She's Lost Control.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher, in reply to Mandy S,

    Why does NZ on Screen always have to post things at such a low resolution?

    I think it might just be down to what the standard res was when the site was built back in 2008. But it might also have something to do with some rights holders not wanting high res versions of their shows online.

    It is frustrating when YouTube sometimes has better quality videos than NZOS.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • kiwiwolf,

    Whangaparaoa • Since Sep 2014 • 30 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Hey! Look what arrived o the internet this morning!

    Headless Chickens playing 'Monkey Jar' in 1987, from a 95bFM live-to-air:

    https://soundcloud.com/darkstation/headless-chickens-monkey-jar-city-hotel-auckland-bfm-live-to-air-18121987

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22744 posts Report Reply

  • Shaun Scott,

    A personal favourite - especially live- was the 3D's version of Brian Eno's magnificent "Baby's on Fire". It was released as the flip side to "Outta Space"

    3d's "Baby's on Fire"

    The Eno version is fab- and this video (from the MIT Experimental Color Studio) wonderfully weird. And VERY loud, so adjust volume before playing

    Dunedin • Since Dec 2008 • 88 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Sharon O'Neill. It's the eye contact, right? Sure aint the lip-syncing.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19680 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Sacha,

    It's the eye contact, right?

    She's a femme fatale.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

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