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Re: On heavy rotation...

Postby Mr.Punch » Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:09 pm

I knew from the very first start...there`s something ,some dark things sorrounding you. :? You better post your 667 post otherwise I have to do my first online exorcism... 8-)

btw. I listen to some blues sometimes,but prefer basic accoustic blues...or extreme things like Grinderman or John Spencer....
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Re: On heavy rotation...

Postby Sapromind » Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:33 pm

Oh, right, Grinderman. Both their albums are top shelf.
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Re: On heavy rotation...

Postby LSDMOFRO » Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:27 pm

Sapro! I'm liking the Swans! Those guys rock. I dig it. Thanks for turning me on to them.

I guess that's what I'm talking about Mr. Punch. The acoustic blues... the self taught guitarist from Mississippi Hill Country. Many of these guys don't do solos, but play a drone just like Geordie. They might do a bridge here and there...and they might switch chords etc...but the playing doesn't fit that 12 bars at all... and it's certainly not formulaic just as Killing Joke is not. So, I am hearing relationships to the guitar playing of JL Hooker (who was the original grinder man btw), RL Burnside, Jr. Kimbrough, KC Douglas, T-Model Ford--- in Geordie. It's probably by chance and how everything has relationships...and it's also tribal music. I've never heard Geordie say who he listened to a lot growing up? I am quite sure he was probably influenced by the likes of early american rock and roll like many of his UK peers were, i.e., Joe Strummer. It's funny to me that the people of the UK are the ones who listened to guys like Eddie Cochran, etc... (which we know influence, TRex, The Who, The Clash, Sex Pistols, etc)...and those cats like Cochran were influence by American blues and tribal country americana music.

But boy...that crunch and drone of War Dance on Down by the River. I was totally reminded on those solo sessions pre Canned Heat by Johh Lee Hooker. It's dark rhythmic drone out bad ass guitar playing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qvY1bYJ4tQ Listen to Send Me Your Pillow, The Feeling is Gone. Let those songs play out and I think once The HOOK gets going with that crunchy stuff, maybe I won't hear alone...
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Re: On heavy rotation...

Postby LSDMOFRO » Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:06 am

One thing I put on heavy rotation for a few weeks this summer was the Michael Schenker Group : Assault Attack. Boy that record is great.
I love Graham Bonnet's vocals on this record. And I love MS's guitar work. Two underrated guys really.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVi7HKYclf0

the Crest commercial you have to experience is only 15 seconds. You'll have clean fresh white teeth...then you get to dirty them all over again!!!!

Obviously, I like the past and get nostalgic. But honestly, I do listen to new music. It's just harder to find these days. Or better said, it's harder to find good music these days.

What I listen to NEW is usually local stuff. Independent musicians that pass thru my town. I live between Seattle and Vancouver BC. So, a lot of talent stops by. I live in a college town.

So...in saying that... a great, all genre---old time americana band (from Canada) I listen to lately is Petunia and the Vipers. They tour the UK and Ireland and Sweden. So, check them out.
They might do some other European countries...but just a quickie. This guy Petunia is one of the hardest workers in show biznizz. He plays town to town NON STOP!!!! In Europe, I don't know if he takes the entire Vipers with him. It might not be in the budget. But they are an Amazing band and Petunia is a songster. The slide guitar player has 50 plus years under his belt as a pro and Stephan on guitar can play. If you want me to put
a genre on it, I'd say Rockabilly, but it's really not. It's everything folk, country, ragtime, and Rock n Roll. Even if you don't like this genre I guarantee if you go to a show you will have the BEST TIME!!!!

http://petuniamusic.com/Gigs.htm

Petuniaandthevipers.com

If you go to a gig PM me and I'll get you a handshake by the man and all that jazz.

I find it's so important more than ever to support bands like these. They work so hard. They are world class...and yet, they barely make it because the music biznizz paradigm is so fucked up. It's the reason many of us will buy Pylon Plus! We need to support bands like KJ. KJ breaks even. I don't know how many interviews I have read or seen on the web where that's all they want. To break even on the art...to put a piece
of chicken on the table and have a bottle of wine with friends...and to be able to keep the lights on in the house. I have tremendous admiration towards their endeavors.
I think Mr. Punch said this better or more articulately in the Pylon post. But they do rely on us hardcore fans to keep the lights on. There's no Geffen!!!! Peace out...
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Re: On heavy rotation...

Postby LSDMOFRO » Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:48 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaL1Piu7gN0

This to me...is amazing. And hypnotic drone I speak of... Thank the Godhead Universe for people like Alan Lomax (and his dad) and George Mitchell who had the foresight to make sure these tribal musicians were documented.
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Re: On heavy rotation...

Postby LSDMOFRO » Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:20 am

watch the RL Burnside, my last post...it's only 20 minutes of your lifetime! I promise you'll feel the honor of thy fire!

Drummers Beware!
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Re: On heavy rotation...

Postby Mr.Punch » Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:54 pm

It`s indeed that kinda stuff I like when it comes to blues. Basic. Simple. Deep from the heard...and no Nonsense,just like beeing recorded on your own porch in a low summer night...what I realy admire is,these guys are playing any f...guitar and getting the real sound...I own a simillar one to the one in your last post a cheap Japan Copy dated back to the early 70s...unno why I used to spent thousands of Euros all over the years for Trademark Gits...well it was worth it..but such guys always making me happy knowing that Iam doing the right thing bringing these kinda Gits back into game...other thing..one of my alltime fav:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtlVSedpIRU

and a million dollar deal which still caught the soul..honestly...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAZ67RuWbI4

orig. I meant the orig. Vers. of Stickys...but just couldn`t find..but this one`s even more natural ffs :D
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Re: On heavy rotation...

Postby LSDMOFRO » Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:56 pm

Mr. Punch. Yes. Exactly. I've been spending a lot of time with that simple Delta sound and I love me some Fred McDowell.

I really have over the last few years gained a fonder appreciation for the Rolling Stones. They really stayed true to their form.

I found it keen and grand about what you've said about guitars. Over the years...you could spend thousands on a Taylor, Martin, or Gibson, or Fender (or even a Gretch)
when in fact in the 1970's the Japanese put so much craftsmanship, quality, and time into making instruments. And they made some really funky gadget type guitars too.
If I had money to blow...I'd be collecting 1970's Japanese electric guitars. And then there's the Kay (or subsidiaries) or Airplane American guitars that have some amazing tones
from that time period.

Now when talking acoustic... I could never afford a good Martin, Taylor, or Gibson. So I started researching American made guitars and I found that Kay and Harmony
from the 1940s's to the late 60's made some great guitars. The problem with many is the bolt on necks and not trust rods. And you really have to man handle some of them
to make them sing. It gets harder to do that when you get older. But I over the years got some great Kay guitars or Montgomery Ward catalog guitars from the time period
for less than $100. These guitars are getting more popular now due to Jack White, etc...so the prices have gone up for both electric and acoustic.

I have several Kay made acoustics and they ROCK! And I found a 1960 parlor guitar called a Gremlin made by them and it's so funky. It does have a trust rod, but it also has
a gadget inside to immediately raise the action. It's the weirdest guitar? I paid for a set up and this guy who did it worked at Martin as one of their pros for years and he kept shaking his head
at how funky yet great and solid this Gremlin guitar was. He was impressed. I finally stepped up to the plate a few years ago. I bought myself a H56 Roy Smeck: 1959 Harmony Hollow Body Electric
with one pick up. I can't explain how amazing and how deep the tone is of this guitar. I got it for $700 from the lead singer of the Fabulous Thunderbirds.

The upper bass E and A are so deep...it's f@%#^# awesome (america) or grand (UK)!!!!!!

here it is: Midnight Blue (but it looks black until it has some good lighting) http://harmony.demont.net/guitars/H56/146.htm
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Re: On heavy rotation...

Postby LSDMOFRO » Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:09 pm

I also just read from this book: Blues from the Delta
and the introduction speaks that Blues from the Delta are spirituals:

"....Feelings, ideas, and messages that could not be spoken were often sung.
In this climate, the newly created "spirituals" spoke of yearnings, dealt with current events, spread messages, and documented history.
These spirituals often served both sacred and secular purposes. As time passed, the sacred and secular ideas were more carefully defined, and the secular strain of music evolved
into other musical forms which allowed more personal perspective to be examined and expressed.
The good times are there too because the human spirit is irrepressible and even under the most wretched conditions it's also possible to extract some measure of humor and happiness."

Well, that certainly does sound ALOT like the band Killing Joke!!!! And I suppose that what I was getting at but couldn't express.

Maybe you know more about this? Does not Killing Joke try to tap into Celtic tribalism and music before it became formulaic? Sort of in the same way Delta blues taps into African music
before it became formulaic?
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Re: On heavy rotation...

Postby PsychoMan » Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:50 pm

My playlist... maybe you like it, maybe you don't. ;)

Retro, Proto, Stoner Rock from Berlin...
Kadavar - Last Living Dinosaur
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHqF22EQc3A

A bit of The Misfits, The Cure, Joy Division.... and Killing Joke! Broke up, reformed as Grave Pleasures. For the Postpunk aficionado!
Beastmilk - Death Reflects Us
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIrehsz_1a4

Is it trv atmospheric Black Metal!? No it's fuckin' Urfaust! :x
Urfaust - Vom Gesicht und Rätsel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbfcHoZvF8U

So from the rooftops call it out
You were always free
Yes from the rooftops call it out
And ever may you be

Amebix - Knights of the Black Sun
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzTP0HXjs88

Our beloved KJ. A great version of this epic song.
Killing Joke - Pandemonium (Original Mix)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvIRrbIqrKk
Holy is the laughter that overcomes all your fears.
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