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Old 12th January 2010, 04:41 AM   #21
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New York Dolls?

YouTube - New York Dolls - Jet Boy (Old Grey Whistle Test, 11-73)
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Old 12th January 2010, 04:51 AM   #22
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Good idea. A remastered CD and one of your tube-SS basterds will help a lot.

LOL. No, that stuff can't he helped with a remaster. It belongs on vinyl.
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Old 12th January 2010, 04:59 AM   #24
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Depends what you call "Alternative" - I don't know about you, but I find it to be a bit of a non-genre, a label slapped on rock bands which are outside the mainstream, but often for very different reasons.

YouTube - Midnight Oil - Knife's Edge (Live, 1982)
YouTube - Midnight Oil - Kosciosko (1985)

Pick a sampling, then tell me what kind of music I like
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I'm an oils fans, but can't stand to listen to their albums... until "Best of Both Worlds" a Triple j CD/DVD from the ABC. Much, much better than the studio albums, if you haven't heard it... do yourself a favour.

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Old 12th January 2010, 05:08 AM   #25
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I listen to non top 40 stuff, so I guess that makes it alternative. Here's a random sampling:

70's: Iggy and the Stooges, MC5, Sex Pistols, The Damned, The Jam, The Fall, The Ramones, Gang of Four, The Dead Boys, Brian Eno, Devo, David Bowie, Frank Zappa

80's: Ridiculously long, but here's a few: Killing Joke, Foetus, The Replacements, New Order, The Birthday Party, The Wedding Present, Wire, Bauhaus, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Split Enz, The Cramps, Wall of Voodoo, Ministry, Dead Kennedys, The Dead Milkmen... and any album on the 4AD label ever made.
Just curious if there are recording of the Sex Pistols, Devo, The Ramones and Dead Kennedys that can be listened to. My CDs are very average.

Can I add Hole and Television as worthwhile additions to the alternative genre.
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Television and Hole are great additions.

As far as whether my taste in music makes me suffer, I guess I'd rather suffer for my choices in music than equipment.

Pixies are one of the greatest bands ever, but of course they're part of the 4AD label of bands that I mentioned earlier.
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Old 12th January 2010, 05:30 AM   #27
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I think my initial thoughts that "alternative" and "audiophiles" don't mix is being backed up by the lack of replies lol
Oh well...
Who thinks Diana Krall and Norah Jones suck?
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Old 12th January 2010, 09:49 AM   #28
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Not sure if they suck, you might want to ask their boyfriends, husbands, partners.
What I do know is that they bore me to tears.

My favourite bands are The Clash, Funkadelic and Booker T. & The MGs.
I'm also fond of Pere Ubu, The Residents, Dusty Springfield, Konono No1, The Vibrators (who once wrote a song called Stiff Little Fingers which inspired some N.I. lads to use it as a band name), Ramones, Iggy (with and without The Stooges), Jah Wobble, Bill Laswell, Bad Brains, Hayseed Dixie, Ween, Eels etc.
Oasis, FooFighters and Hole on the other hand I see as commercial pap.

And while my stereo has a replacement value of £20k+ I think valve amps and expensive cables are a total rip off. My room is acoustically treated though.
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Old 12th January 2010, 10:03 AM   #29
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Hi TheSeekerr,
I'm an oils fans, but can't stand to listen to their albums... until "Best of Both Worlds" a Triple j CD/DVD from the ABC. Much, much better than the studio albums, if you haven't heard it... do yourself a favour.
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Hi Greg,

As it happens, I'm a huge-r Oils fan I'd claim to be the hugest, but I've seen the mailing list!

As such, I've got every studio album, the two live albums, Best of Both Worlds (I cheaped out though, and ripped the audio for Saturday Night at the Capitol from the DVD, rather than tracking down the CD version), and a fairly wide collection of bootlegs. If you haven't seen their 1987 show at RMIT, it's you who's missing out - it can be found floating around under the name "Midnight Oil / Warumpi Band - Melbourne 7th March 1987".

That said, I love the albums too. Head Injuries is my favourite album of all time. If you disliked Bird Noises or Place Without A Postcard for the dodgy sound, grab the remasters off iTunes/BandIt, they're stunning. (Listen to Written in the Heart on the Flat Chat compilation for a preview, if that's easier for you).

Sorry for the drift off topic!
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LOL. No, that stuff can't he helped with a remaster. It belongs on vinyl.
LOL, you don't get it dude Most of my vinyl stuff sounds on the new remastered CDs like Sade mastered by a gang of drunken gangsta' rappers.

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