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haresfur

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Posted: Jan 27, 2024 - 12:43am

Well it's Triple-J Hottest 100 time where I try to get caught up on what the kids have been listening to for the past year.

This was the year of G Flip who had a bunch of tracks on the list. She's worth a listen and seems like a nice person. Number 1 was Paint the Town Red by Doja Cat who sounds like she was channeling Cibo Matto. There are worse things imo.

Hottest 100 2023


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Posted: Dec 24, 2023 - 7:51am

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ok, if you're the prez of this fan club
i get to be the veep



jangle on 
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Posted: Dec 21, 2023 - 11:16pm

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Posted: Jul 15, 2023 - 11:38pm

DMA's Cher cover takes out triple j's first ever Hottest 100 Like a Version

Triple J radio in Australia has a band or artist come in each week to play one of their songs and do their version of someone else's. This week they played the top 100 versions (Get it? Like a version? Those zany kids.) I must be old because the top covers did not impress me, except for the Wiggles. And my pick for number one would have been Angus and Julia Stone's cover of Tubthumping. Still it wasn't a bad idea and there are some I want to listen to more closely.

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Posted: Jul 22, 2022 - 10:19am

She said she was not letting the mud get her down.

"It's all part of the experience," she said.

"I haven't lost my gumboots yet so we're going well."

Splendour in the Grass music festival hit by Byron Bay's wild weather, causing performances to be cancelled


I'm glad I'm not young anymore
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Posted: Jan 23, 2022 - 11:45am

 haresfur wrote:
 

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Posted: Jan 23, 2022 - 6:52am

 haresfur wrote:

It's growing on me. I need to look into Tame Impala some more. My musical knowledge can be very spotty.

 
me too
oceania has an outstanding music history/scene
on occasion i stream some stuff from there (which is easy to find)
when you find the good stuff do remember to post it
thanks!

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Posted: Jan 23, 2022 - 12:17am



The Wiggles’ historic Triple J Hottest 100 win: How Tame Impala and Like A Version stampeded to #1


It's growing on me. I need to look into Tame Impala some more. My musical knowledge can be very spotty.

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Posted: May 18, 2021 - 10:04am

 haresfur wrote:

That's a segment from Countdown, the Australian popular music show hosted by Molly Meldrum. He was a rank amateur who's enthusiasm carried him to success and really brought rock music to the dusty corners of Australia. It was filmed live and there were some infamous moments (you can also search YouTube for his interview with Prince Charles that was amazingly painful). Anyway, on the 100th episode celebration, Molly was "tired and emotional":


That's awesome though. 
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Posted: May 17, 2021 - 4:31pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

They got better... somewhat



I think I remember someone in the Hoodoo Gurus talking about them; back in the day they weren't something you could just go down to the record store and get. I have an Australian compilation somewhere, or used to, that had a Skyhooks track on it. I don't remember what song or if I even liked it.

That's a segment from Countdown, the Australian popular music show hosted by Molly Meldrum. He was a rank amateur who's enthusiasm carried him to success and really brought rock music to the dusty corners of Australia. It was filmed live and there were some infamous moments (you can also search YouTube for his interview with Prince Charles that was amazingly painful). Anyway, on the 100th episode celebration, Molly was "tired and emotional":

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Posted: May 17, 2021 - 3:31pm

 Proclivities wrote:

This was the record I was thinking of - it was a British import on Vertigo, which was connected with Mercury/Phonogram.  Certainly an odd collection of artists:




N E W  W A V E lol

Funny that I'd be looking up Little Bob Story at the same time as Plastic Bertrand is playing on RP... they're Fronch, from le Havre.


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Posted: May 17, 2021 - 2:44pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


Well that sent me down a shameful rabbit hole. I have no idea where I heard the band, then, because the compilation I was thinking of was not Mercury; that much I knew. I did know that I bought it out of a bin of "Australia" imports at a shop on Haight St., and that's where my original idea that Wire were an Australian band came from (long since corrected, but it left a mark). So looking up "Dot Dash" on discogs, I found it was this compilation, with the Saints leading off the tracks so that's where the Aussie connection comes in. But the LP is on Harvest, and was a New Zealand promo. Close enough for the 80s, I guess.


This was the record I was thinking of - it was a British import on Vertigo, which was connected with Mercury/Phonogram.  Certainly an odd collection of artists:



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Posted: May 17, 2021 - 10:02am

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But you can turn back the clock a good decade for the roots of  Mondo Rock from a real foundation band in OZ music ..Daddy Cool






Ah that's great. And I lol'd when the guy was jumping around onstage and the video editor jumped to a clip of an eagle jumping around.
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Posted: May 17, 2021 - 9:56am

 Proclivities wrote:

I had their second album - it was a promo copy with a press kit that I got in one of the quirky, little record shops in Greenwich Village - I never saw their stuff in "regular" record stores.  They were on Mercury in the US - that label was notorious for not promoting their acts (i.e. Graham Parker).  I also had a compilation album (Mercury) with a song of theirs before then.  It was mostly sort of gimmicky, glam stuff with a lot of awkward tempo changes and multiple "sections" - which seemed to be a thing for a lot of bands like Styx and Kansas, etc. in the mid-1970s before punk and new wave came along.
I remember one of the guys from INXS talking about their influence some time back in the mid-'80s.




Well that sent me down a shameful rabbit hole. I have no idea where I heard the band, then, because the compilation I was thinking of was not Mercury; that much I knew. I did know that I bought it out of a bin of "Australia" imports at a shop on Haight St., and that's where my original idea that Wire were an Australian band came from (long since corrected, but it left a mark). So looking up "Dot Dash" on discogs, I found it was this compilation, with the Saints leading off the tracks so that's where the Aussie connection comes in. But the LP is on Harvest, and was a New Zealand promo. Close enough for the 80s, I guess.

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Posted: May 17, 2021 - 5:57am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
I think I remember someone in the Hoodoo Gurus talking about them; back in the day they weren't something you could just go down to the record store and get. I have an Australian compilation somewhere, or used to, that had a Skyhooks track on it. I don't remember what song or if I even liked it.

I had their second album - it was a promo copy with a press kit that I got in one of the quirky, little record shops in Greenwich Village - I never saw their stuff in "regular" record stores.  They were on Mercury in the US - that label was notorious for not promoting their acts (i.e. Graham Parker).  I also had a compilation album (Mercury) with a song of theirs before then.  It was mostly sort of gimmicky, glam stuff with a lot of awkward tempo changes and multiple "sections" - which seemed to be a thing for a lot of bands like Styx and Kansas, etc. in the mid-1970s before punk and new wave came along.
I remember one of the guys from INXS talking about their influence some time back in the mid-'80s.


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Posted: May 17, 2021 - 4:10am

But you can turn back the clock a good decade for the roots of  Mondo Rock from a real foundation band in OZ music ..Daddy Cool



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Posted: May 17, 2021 - 4:01am

Another band who had a major influence on Oz music during the 80's was Mondo Rock.
This song was underplayed by radio at the time due to it's salacious lyrics.


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Posted: May 16, 2021 - 2:52pm

 Proclivities wrote:


They got better... somewhat



I think I remember someone in the Hoodoo Gurus talking about them; back in the day they weren't something you could just go down to the record store and get. I have an Australian compilation somewhere, or used to, that had a Skyhooks track on it. I don't remember what song or if I even liked it.
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