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Hard News: Feeling Unserious

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  • Paul Campbell,

    Russel - for your workout (and the latest thing that both the adults and the kids have taken to together):
    Infected Mushroom: Becoming Insane

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2623 posts Report

  • Paul Campbell,

    actually that's the single - the album cut is much better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jznfI0O2v9E&feature=related

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2623 posts Report

  • philipmatthews,

    There's some good fan-made videos for Godspeed You Black Emperor, who often seemed like a soundtrack in search of a movie. This is one of the better ones. What a great band they were ...

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2007 • 656 posts Report

  • Samuel Scott,

    tori amos is not my cup of chamomile...

    nina however

    or etta

    ooh and i do love a romantic bit of Roberta

    South Wellington • Since Feb 2008 • 315 posts Report

  • Paul Rowe,

    Cos there's no 70s era footage of Big Star:

    The pointless interview after the song is entertaining in its own way too.

    Lake Roxburgh, Central Ot… • Since Nov 2006 • 574 posts Report

  • chris esther,



    Ann Peebles [audio]

    and Marcia Griffiths [audio]

    Since Apr 2008 • 13 posts Report

  • Paul Rowe,

    Lake Roxburgh, Central Ot… • Since Nov 2006 • 574 posts Report

  • Danielle,

    Ann Peebles [audio]

    That song is just insanely good. Anyone only familiar with the Paul Young remake (shudder) owes it to themselves to hear it. Everything about it - vocals, arrangements, horns, strings - is perfect. And those little chimes... sigh.

    I went to visit the Hi Records building in Memphis. It was unprepossessing from the outside. Judge, book, cover, etc.

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report

  • Paul Rowe,

    By some distance their most infamous TV appearance. Unbeknown to anyone, Keith Moon had bribed a stage-hand with alcohol to pack his bass drum with a surfeit of explosives. As the band ended My Generation with their trademark stage-destruction, the cameras were momentarily blinded by the blast. As the smoke cleared, Moon lay on the floor, his arm sliced open by cymbal shrapnel, Townshend's hair was on fire and, it is said, his hearing damaged for ever. Waiting in the studio's wings, Bette Davis fainted in Mickey Rooney's arms. Naturally, the band was banned from further US shows.

    Lake Roxburgh, Central Ot… • Since Nov 2006 • 574 posts Report

  • Tom Beard,

    Che: is this guy one of your ancestors, by any chance?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1040 posts Report

  • Paul Campbell,

    oh and how could I forget while we're passing stuff around - best thing ever: Gogol Bordello


    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2623 posts Report

  • bob daktari,

    HERCULES AND LOVE AFFAIR Blind (Serge Santiago MiX)

    no pictures just ten minutes of glorious electronic music designed for the wee small hours when your mind plays tricks on you

    PIL - Public Image

    a old fave and more in keeping with the clips posted thus far

    auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 540 posts Report

  • Hannah Sarney,

    It sounds like everyone needs more Panda Bear:

    Also Fleet Foxes: http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/51076-fleet-foxes

    Since Jun 2008 • 4 posts Report

  • Jake Pollock,

    Jens Lekman does Arthur Russell.

    And speaking of Tom Waits, I am going to see him live in just over two weeks. Oh yes.

    Raumati South • Since Nov 2006 • 489 posts Report

  • Michael Healy,

    the trons, of Hamiltron, city of the future.

    Since Nov 2006 • 4 posts Report

  • chris esther,

    Anyone only familiar with the Paul Young remake (shudder) owes it to themselves to hear it.

    Yeah if you want a white boy version, it's gotta be the angsty white boy version by Graham Parker - which ain't on yt...but his big hit is:

    Since Apr 2008 • 13 posts Report

  • Paul Litterick,

    Actually, I think the thing that blew my mind was Patti Smith's 'Because the Night' on Casey Kasem's American Top 40, to which I would listen every weekend. It was a serious what the fuck was that? moment.

    Meanwhile, in England, a callow youth called Paul Litterick turned on the weekly Rock show on BBC2 and saw The Patti Smith Group for the first time.

    Soon his Emmerson, Lake and Palmer records would be history.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1000 posts Report

  • andrew llewellyn,

    I'd like to share with all of you one of the most terrifyingly perky dance routines ever put on film

    Wow - stunning. West Side STory has a lot to answer for.

    Meanwhile, here's one that's just terrifying. (can't resist).


    Since Nov 2006 • 2075 posts Report

  • andrew llewellyn,


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  • Gareth Davidson,

    Not that I was a dad at the time, but my first music (which, I'll be proud to show the grandkids on VINYL) was purchased with an HMV $15 voucher I received for my 13th birthday. For $12 I got the album featuring this:

    And needing to spend the last $3, made the mistake of buying this 12" single:

    Sydney • Since Mar 2007 • 59 posts Report

  • andrew llewellyn,

    Hah! I used to love Home By the Sea.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2075 posts Report

  • Felix,

    Coolest band ever. Best video by coolest band ever.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 26 posts Report

  • Rob Nixon,

    Wish I could dance like them

    <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/isZkfkO4jdE&hl=en"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/isZkfkO4jdE&hl=en" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 5 posts Report

  • Gareth Davidson,

    Andrew, if you wanted, I could sell you a very slightly used 12" single... In fact I think it's still at my parents house in Wellington.

    Sydney • Since Mar 2007 • 59 posts Report

  • Tom Semmens,

    Greatest rock band in the world....


    Sevilla, Espana • Since Nov 2006 • 2217 posts Report

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