Re: New music purchases/planned music purchases
posted at 12/27/2013 1:38 AM EST
In response to polar123's comment:
In response to Rich1273's comment:
I had a birthday a few weeks ago and I got a Newbury comics gift card and an Amazon gift card. I'll probably get the same for gifts for Christmas. A few of the items I bought
Portrait of a Legend: 1951-1964 - Sam Cooke
Songs for the Deaf - Queens of the Stone Age
Dig Me Out - Sleater Kinney
Substance - New Order
I'm Stranded - The Saints
Citrus - Asobi Seksu
Big Shots - Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf
Blood Visions - Jay Reatard
Music Has the Right to Children - Boards of Canada
Madvillainy - Madvillain
good kid, m.A.A.d. City - Kendrick Lamar
Interesting list. You are definitely the first person i've seen mention the underrated Saints on this forum.
Was chatting about music tonight to friends - per usual. He, "P", started off playing a band named "The Visitors". Never heard of them before, from 30 years ago or so, loved it. Aussie, brilliant IMO....3 of them were from Radio Birdman, one of my all time favourite bands. Many more Aussie rock/punk/protopunk records were played.
I have no interest whatsoever in one's age, race, height, sexuality, the continental landmass one was born on, if one believes in fictious characters, or even if one doesn't understand how arrogant, shameless and pathetic Paul Hewitt is, etc....
But I love Japanese and Aussie rock'n'roll.....for different, but maybe similar, reasons. Both countries are far away (geographically) from the epicentre of rock'n'roll.....it's very hard for bands to tour there for logistical reasons, time zone issues, etc. so there is an isolation issue. That's good! IMO, Japanese bands have a joie de vivre that most Western bands lost when they started thinking they were cool. It is so great for me to see bands that (I believe) love what they do, can laugh at themselves, and celebrate, IMO, what "rock" music should be.
Aussie bands? To me, I think protopunk is my favourite genre....and Detroit was the effink epicentre.....Stooges, MC5, Death, etc. But Oz ain't far behind. Birdman, of course, Manikins, Saints, New Race, Visitors (from last night!).
Apols for being weird, boring and unwelcome (;-)).
If you give a sh1t, from Japan, I'd suggest Teengenerate (I call them the "Japanese Ramones"), Thee Michelle Gun Elephant, and The Routes. I also have a soft spot for Shonen Knife, who couldn't? ;-)
Oz? Add the Stems and for me, since last night, the Visitors, to the above.