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Hard News: Friday Music: Dinosaur Jams

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  • Craig Ranapia,

    It’s based on the version captured in the Stop Making Sense movie

    It quite odd comparing the warm, white-funky big band gone boink live tracks with the album versions you often need to chip the ice off.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report

  • JacksonP,

    Since you mentioned Dav'i'd Byrne, have been enjoying his collaboration with St Vincent which is getting a lot of play on bFM. Apparently there is more to come.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report

  • Anonymous Author,

    Dinosaur Jr. is a genuine pleasure.

    Flavours of the week at the audience for me are:
    http://www.theaudience.co.nz/die-die-die/harmony/ and this 16 year old: http://www.theaudience.co.nz/name-ul/funerals/

    Here's a Spiritualized video which I found only this morning.
    A little bleakness, a little hope, as ever....

    Auckland • Since Nov 2010 • 64 posts Report

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Anonymous Author,

    and this 16 year old:

    Scary goddamn teenagers.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22850 posts Report

  • andrew r,

    J and the jnr rule. Last 2 albums,Farm and and an acoustic thing, really great. Rowdy and beautiful indeed.

    auckland • Since May 2007 • 100 posts Report

  • Anonymous Author,

    Scary goddamn teenagers.

    Exactly. How dare they be so candid and capable.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2010 • 64 posts Report

  • Marcus Turner,

    I think the singer is Azerbaijani:

    Since Nov 2006 • 212 posts Report

  • chris,

    That Headaches track is the filthiest thing I've heard in ages. Score!

    Mawkland • Since Jan 2010 • 1302 posts Report

  • Marcus Turner,

    The music's not new here, but the visual interpretation is....

    Since Nov 2006 • 212 posts Report

  • Yamis, in reply to Anonymous Author,

    and this 16 year old:

    Checking out what he's (Name UL) got on youtube and this is a decent one.

    Since Nov 2006 • 903 posts Report

  • Ethan Tucker,

    Greg Wilson’s edit of Talking Heads’ ‘Psycho Killer’ is an interesting beast.

    Another rather special version was performed by Barry Cryer on I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue recently - in 'One Song to the Tune of Another', he essayed Pyscho Killer sung to the tune of Old Man River...

    At 9:35 in the following iPlayer clip:

    Wellington • Since Apr 2008 • 119 posts Report

  • Jonathan Ganley, in reply to andrew r,

    J and the jnr rule

    Yeah but that show at Studio was appalling. He beat the songs to death. I didn't recognise 'Almost Ready' until it was almost over. But I think I said this to you in the lobby on the way out ... ;)

    Since Dec 2006 • 234 posts Report

  • Russell Brown,

    Here's a good interview with Bobby Busnach. I'm actually becoming mildly obsessed with his work.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22850 posts Report

  • Russell Brown,

    And, in an interaction that speaks of the great things the internet has done to facilitate a relationship between creator and and fan, I contacted Bobby Busnach today to ask for a WAV download of his great remix of 'I Feel Love' to play at my impending 50th birthday party. He got back within the hour and, in a sweet interaction, reopened the download long enough for me to get a birthday copy. So awesome.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22850 posts Report

  • Jonathan Ganley,

    Lightnin' Rod and Jimi Hendrix - Doriella Du Fontaine. I remember hearing the 'radio edit' years ago but didn't know how the story ended until yesterday, when I found the whole eight minute track on Soundcloud. From the Celluloid records website:

    "The project began in late 1969 with famed producer Alan Douglas recording the unmistakable Jimi Hendrix and legendary Buddy Miles in rolling and groove-laden musical backdrop. Fast forward 4 years and Lightnin' Rod (aka Jalaluddin Mansur Nuriddin) adds in his distinctive vocal soundtrack. Rod calls it "spoagraphics" (spoken pictures) but to most listeners hear it as the roots of an early form of rap. Rhythm, spoken-word and the art of the storyteller all wrapped up into one. The two meld together to create something new and unheard in 1973 and something still sounding fresh in 2011"

    Since Dec 2006 • 234 posts Report

  • paul reifel,

    Just listened to Dinosaur Jr and can't get the smile off my face. God it's good to have him back!

    Since Nov 2006 • 8 posts Report

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