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Hard News: One man’s Meat Puppets is another man’s Poison

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  • Anonymous Author,

    In response to a twitter plea for posts and impressions…

    This moves me to compulsively share:

    This moves me to the 10th dimension:

    This moves me in so many ways, all of them debilitating: (And I'm accepting of the fact 8,100,289 you tube viewers seem to disagree.)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2010 • 64 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    And one song I love for reasons I can’t quite fathom, because it also scares the shit out of me? This Mortal Coil’s cover of ‘Song To The Siren’… (WARNING: CLIP NSFW AS ONLY DAVID LYNCH SEXY TIME CAN BE.)

    And this from the series finale of 'Twin Peaks' -- Little Jimmy Scott will see you in the Sycamore Trees. Nice knowing ya'...

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

  • Russell Brown,

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    It seems appropriate to post this.

    The Daily Mail website has headlined a story about the new Sgt Peppers cover with a headline about the "one surviving Beatle".

    Poor Ringo.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Sacha,

    You should be nicer to me. According to itunes, I have 12 days worth. Yes.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia,

    Just remember, folks. There is no band.

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

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    Oh, me too! That’s fantastic.
    And Jackson......you didn't. I can't believe you did. Right that's it. I've snapped.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    Maybe I missed it, but no John either? We have to think of our Australian friends.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart, in reply to JacksonP,

    Maybe I missed it, but no John either? We have to think of our Australian friends.

    Oh rly?

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4651 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    PS Even I can't be doing with Buck's Fizz.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to JacksonP,

    Maybe I missed it, but no John either? We have to think of our Australian friends

    Kylie over John Farham. By about a million.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    And here's one I L O V E.

    You're welcome.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    This was one of the top songs of last year (11 weeks at #1 in NZ; #1 in at least 18 other countries).

    It makes me want to chew off my own tongue.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Beard, in reply to JacksonP,

    We have to think of our Australian friends.

    There were actually some good Australian songs in the 80s:

    And further proving that the only good drums are hexagonal drums:

    I recorded that to VHS from RTR and played it to death for months. But how could I not love a band named after a patch for the ARP Odyssey? Mind you, I believe they were the inspiration for a catch phrase that became common among real Ocker pub rock bands: "There'll be no hairdressers from Melbourne playing keyboards in OUR band, mate!"

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1040 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    Kylie over John Farham. By about a million.

    Trifecta. I thought I couldn't remember this song, and then the opening chords made me want to... I'm not sure, throw something electric blue?

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4651 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    Even I can't be doing with Buck's Fizz

    more of the ones you don't like might be quicker

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to JacksonP,

    We have to think of our Australian friends.

    NZ can pride itself on never having spawned anything close to the vileness incarnate that was Farnham (after the shriekingly crass failed attempt to insert him into the Gallipoli 90th anniverary event I'm assuming he's now beyond anything bar the occasional "corporate entertainer" style of gig that's sustained him for the last quarter-century).

    What should have been a one-hit novelty career followed by a few years spent smarming to grannies around the leagues clubs was artificially sustained by Festival's sitting on David Cassidy's string of early 70s hits so Farnham could cover them. The godawful King of Pop event, with a tacky televised annual coronation complete with pantomime regalia, saw him through to the 80s when the full horror unfolded . . .

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Sacha,

    Not really. Punk/Country/Hard Rock/Rap/Metal......that's alorra lorra music.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    And here's one I L O V E.

    Oh Lord. We don't event agree on what constitutes a good Jimmy Somerville song.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22848 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I love all of his music. All of it. Which is your favourite?

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • Dean Papa,

    Donnie Darko was a bloody AWESOME movie, and Tears for Fears one of THE great bands of the 80s.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 31 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    specific tracks..

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Dean Papa,

    A Tall Dwarfs classic

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 31 posts Report Reply

  • Dean Papa,

    the underrated Celibate Rifles

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 31 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to Tom Beard,

    There were actually some good Australian songs in the 80s:

    Seconded. And these are only a small selection of them.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5441 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Kumara Republic,

    There were actually some good Australian songs in the 80s:

    Seconded. And these are only a small selection of them.

    I’d pick The Go Betweens over any of the above, but that’s just me.

    Or The Church.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2450 posts Report Reply

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