What are you listening to, right now................



  • @Crazy-Horse said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    I am late to the party, but it's only been the last couple of weeks where I have finally realise how talented the Rolling Stones are. Up until now I always wondered what people saw in them. I love that they can nail songs as diverse as Gimme Shelter and Faraway Eyes.

    One of their hidden gems. The Stones doing country.



  • @Crucial said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @dogmeat said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @Crucial Ronnie suits the bands vibe much better (although the Stones did turn Taylor from a hug a tree vege into a strung out smack addict in a few short years) but Taylor was the better guitarist. Great blues man with a real melodic touch. A virtuoso. Played through the Stones Let It Bleed / Sticky Fingers / Exile creative peak.

    Ronnies great - I don't think the Stones would have survived without him he grounds the Jagger Richards friction - but lets face it the Stones have been largely irrelevant except as a cash cow for the best part of 40 years now.

    Faces had a great line up of gifted musicians but its telling I think that they all did better post band. Albums were all a bit patchy but yeah would have been great live - real good time pub rock type of feel.

    They came here I think just before they broke up. Don't know why I didn't go but probably the Rod Stewart thing.

    I wouldn’t say Taylor was the better player full stop. Maybe showcased better in the RS’s though.

    Ronnie plays a very ‘quiet’ lead to Keith’s rhythm like he is happy in the shadows. His playing away from the Stones is much more complete. He is best playing a rhythm/lead combo by himself (which he had to do on occasion in the Stones when Keef was having a sloppy night)
    When Keef guested with the Faces, the combo sounded very different.

    Me picking 72/73 as their best era wasnt so much Taylor vs Wood ,I forgot to get back to that point , just thought they released their best stuff around then , and probably had more to do with song writing as anything ,

    And I think also the introduction of Bobby Keys , horns was a big part of that new fuller sound , Sticky fingers is probably my favorite stones album , then Exile on main street ,both had Taylor , but im not saying he is the reason , then Black and Blue ( Ronny Wood on that one ) .



  • My favourite stones song probably changes from year to year , right now id probably pick this ,



  • @kiwiinmelb It never changes for me. Paint It Black. Followed by Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker).



  • if I had a time machine , these are the stones gigs im going to see 🙂



  • @kiwiinmelb said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @Crucial said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @dogmeat said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @Crucial Ronnie suits the bands vibe much better (although the Stones did turn Taylor from a hug a tree vege into a strung out smack addict in a few short years) but Taylor was the better guitarist. Great blues man with a real melodic touch. A virtuoso. Played through the Stones Let It Bleed / Sticky Fingers / Exile creative peak.

    Ronnies great - I don't think the Stones would have survived without him he grounds the Jagger Richards friction - but lets face it the Stones have been largely irrelevant except as a cash cow for the best part of 40 years now.

    Faces had a great line up of gifted musicians but its telling I think that they all did better post band. Albums were all a bit patchy but yeah would have been great live - real good time pub rock type of feel.

    They came here I think just before they broke up. Don't know why I didn't go but probably the Rod Stewart thing.

    I wouldn’t say Taylor was the better player full stop. Maybe showcased better in the RS’s though.

    Ronnie plays a very ‘quiet’ lead to Keith’s rhythm like he is happy in the shadows. His playing away from the Stones is much more complete. He is best playing a rhythm/lead combo by himself (which he had to do on occasion in the Stones when Keef was having a sloppy night)
    When Keef guested with the Faces, the combo sounded very different.

    Me picking 72/73 as their best era wasnt so much Taylor vs Wood ,I forgot to get back to that point , just thought they released their best stuff around then , and probably had more to do with song writing as anything ,

    And I think also the introduction of Bobby Keys , horns was a big part of that new fuller sound , Sticky fingers is probably my favorite stones album , then Exile on main street ,both had Taylor , but im not saying he is the reason , then Black and Blue ( Ronny Wood on that one ) .

    Agree on Sticky Fingers but that was ‘71.
    The visit to Muscle Shoals got some good stuff out of them.



  • @Crucial said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @kiwiinmelb said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @Crucial said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @dogmeat said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @Crucial Ronnie suits the bands vibe much better (although the Stones did turn Taylor from a hug a tree vege into a strung out smack addict in a few short years) but Taylor was the better guitarist. Great blues man with a real melodic touch. A virtuoso. Played through the Stones Let It Bleed / Sticky Fingers / Exile creative peak.

    Ronnies great - I don't think the Stones would have survived without him he grounds the Jagger Richards friction - but lets face it the Stones have been largely irrelevant except as a cash cow for the best part of 40 years now.

    Faces had a great line up of gifted musicians but its telling I think that they all did better post band. Albums were all a bit patchy but yeah would have been great live - real good time pub rock type of feel.

    They came here I think just before they broke up. Don't know why I didn't go but probably the Rod Stewart thing.

    I wouldn’t say Taylor was the better player full stop. Maybe showcased better in the RS’s though.

    Ronnie plays a very ‘quiet’ lead to Keith’s rhythm like he is happy in the shadows. His playing away from the Stones is much more complete. He is best playing a rhythm/lead combo by himself (which he had to do on occasion in the Stones when Keef was having a sloppy night)
    When Keef guested with the Faces, the combo sounded very different.

    Me picking 72/73 as their best era wasnt so much Taylor vs Wood ,I forgot to get back to that point , just thought they released their best stuff around then , and probably had more to do with song writing as anything ,

    And I think also the introduction of Bobby Keys , horns was a big part of that new fuller sound , Sticky fingers is probably my favorite stones album , then Exile on main street ,both had Taylor , but im not saying he is the reason , then Black and Blue ( Ronny Wood on that one ) .

    Agree on Sticky Fingers but that was ‘71.
    The visit to Muscle Shoals got some good stuff out of them.

    Sticky fingers 71 , exile 72 , thats actually what i meant 🙂









  • @MiketheSnow For a minute there I thought that The Stranglers version was a cover, but I seem to remember that all of their songs are originals (and Cornwell is a Strangler).



  • Loving this song right now. Epic little riff after the intro



  • Dire Straits and AC/DC played Athletic Park in 1991. I went to both. The latter was full of bogans and 14 year old MN5 got to see a great pair of cans on a topless peroxide blonde slapper sitting on some bogans shoulders.

    I believe both concerts were just the start of the hearing problems I have today....



  • New prog mix from Light Departures.

    https://www.aordisco.com/2020/05/light-departures-volume-3-soft-prog-mix.html

    The Voice Of Necam - Steve Hackett
    Birds Of Passage - Prosper
    The Grand Vizier's Garden Party: part.I (Entrance) - Pink Floyd
    Want You To Know - Don Muro
    To Keep From Crying - Comus
    Romeo & Juliet - Trance
    Tontillon - Eroc
    Sunset Wading - John G. Perry
    I Wish I Could - Alquin
    When Your By Yourself - Supply Demand & Curve
    Son Of 'There's No Place Like Homerton’ - Hatfield & The North
    Stargazing - Francis Monkman
    Salomon’s House - Wavemaker
    Sunset - Michael Giles
    Crystal Ship - Hiro Yanagida
    Bland Tomtar Och Kontroller - Egba
    Prelude A (60 Round) - Cortex
    Palm Trees (Love Guitar) - Steve Hillage
    Mummo - Petri Pettersson
    Celestial Procession - Quintessence
    Poseidon - Katamaran
    Mamãe D’Água - Walter Franco
    On est Rien Qu'des Amis ici - June Wallack
    El Mensaje Del Mago - Alux Nahual
    Wintrup - Kraan
    Un Nuovo Giorno - Controcorrente
    Star Of Sirius - Steve Hackett



  • This one came up on spotify just now ... One for @hooroo .... cracking tune & I love the solo.



  • Don’t you love it when an absolute fucken banger you haven’t heard or even thought about for years comes on the car stereo and makes you drive around and arrive even later to your appointment than you intended ?

    That happened to me today.

    Deep Purple Mark I should be ashamed of how much cooler the Beastie Boys made their song sound.....



  • @MajorRage said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    This one came up on spotify just now ... One for @hooroo .... cracking tune & I love the solo.

    Greatest song ever!



  • For a year or two these chaps were everywhere in Auckland:



  • @pakman said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    For a year or two these chaps were everywhere in Auckland:

    First ever kiwi song to enter the charts at number 1 (although that was heavily manipulated by some friendly record shops with a clever pre-sales campaign)

    There was also a small circuit of underage gigs where bands would hire out local halls and play. The same faces would drive all around Auckland to see the Meemees, Blams, Newmatics and similar. Crowd favourite from the Meemees was 'My Girl's got Pointy Ears' which wasn't quite as clean as the version recorded as an album filler.

    Always the little 'tribes' talking shit at each other and even though we thought there was trouble at times it was no more than the odd scuffle really (Bootboys vs punks vs Mods vs New Romantics).
    Definitely remember that the nights in South Auckland used to occasionally attract the cops. There was a 'Mod/Ska' covers band called something like The Smith Brothers? that were pretty popular but would also attract a group of bootboys looking for a fight.
    One night in Weymouth probably had about 400 kids and about 11pm (that was late in those days) the cops turned up with their shiny new long batons at shut things down rather forcefully...

    Ahh, good times.



  • Talking about filthy songs of the era, who can forget this beauty (supposedly about Beth Heke herself)



  • First track is worth a listen.



  • I'm such a music heathen, I genuinely thought this was from an 80's band. Love the tune nonetheless.



  • @MajorRage said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    Loving this song right now. Epic little riff after the intro

    Probably my favourite Hollies song.



  • @Crucial said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @pakman said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    For a year or two these chaps were everywhere in Auckland:

    First ever kiwi song to enter the charts at number 1 (although that was heavily manipulated by some friendly record shops with a clever pre-sales campaign)

    There was also a small circuit of underage gigs where bands would hire out local halls and play. The same faces would drive all around Auckland to see the Meemees, Blams, Newmatics and similar. Crowd favourite from the Meemees was 'My Girl's got Pointy Ears' which wasn't quite as clean as the version recorded as an album filler.

    Always the little 'tribes' talking shit at each other and even though we thought there was trouble at times it was no more than the odd scuffle really (Bootboys vs punks vs Mods vs New Romantics).
    Definitely remember that the nights in South Auckland used to occasionally attract the cops. There was a 'Mod/Ska' covers band called something like The Smith Brothers? that were pretty popular but would also attract a group of bootboys looking for a fight.
    One night in Weymouth probably had about 400 kids and about 11pm (that was late in those days) the cops turned up with their shiny new long batons at shut things down rather forcefully...

    Ahh, good times.

    Indeed!

    Pretty sure I saw them play at University Cafe. Lead singer did a law degree there.

    Disappeared pretty quickly! 😧



  • Early 90s mainstream rock



  • RIP Malcolm Black.



  • RIP Steve Priest.

    A 1970s big budget video



  • @pakman said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    RIP Malcolm Black.

    Love that track. Man cancer can eat all of the dicks.

    @Tim you fixed it yet?



  • Watched a documentary on Ella Fitzgerald a couple of nights ago and started to listen to some of her stuff.

    Holy crap. What a voice and what a singer.



  • Was shooting some hoops with the kids at a park and a bloke comes down with a speaker and puts this on, cool track:



  • @voodoo said in What are you listening to, right now................:
    > Was shooting some hoops with the kids at a park and a bloke comes down with a speaker and puts this on, cool track:

    Did a couple of guys who were up to no good start making trouble in your neighbourhood ?



  • @MN5 yeah, but I didn't get in a fight, and my Mum didn't get scared, and I'm still stuck in Palmie



  • Top drawer Ferning boys



  • @voodoo said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @MN5 yeah, but I didn't get in a fight, and my Mum didn't get scared, and I'm still stuck in Palmie

    Bittersweet and hilarious



  • @Victor-Meldrew one of the purest voices ever and the best virtuoso of scat there is.



  • @Victor-Meldrew said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    Watched a documentary on Ella Fitzgerald a couple of nights ago and started to listen to some of her stuff.

    Holy crap. What a voice and what a singer.

    I watched that too.
    Ella had an incredible range and was naturally pitch perfect.
    I grew up listening to her records as my parents were big fans, even went to a show Of hers in the 60s in Detroit and still have the tickets.



  • @dogmeat said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @Victor-Meldrew one of the purest voices ever and the best virtuoso of scat there is.

    Not an era I've listened much to....yet.

    Been recommended to listen to Sarah Vaughan and Peggy Lee by a friend who's seriously into jazz. From what I've heard/read both very different singers, but way up there in the stratosphere with Ella.



  • @Victor-Meldrew add Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington and Nina Simone and you have all the bases covered. Although they all covered multiple genres.



  • @dogmeat said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @Victor-Meldrew add Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington and Nina Simone and you have all the bases covered. Although they all covered multiple genres.

    Thanks for that.

    Downloaded Peggy Lee's "Black Coffee" album today as a start. Simply sublime.

    Next week I'll check out the Divine One...



  • @Crucial said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    @Victor-Meldrew said in What are you listening to, right now................:

    Watched a documentary on Ella Fitzgerald a couple of nights ago and started to listen to some of her stuff.

    Holy crap. What a voice and what a singer.

    I watched that too.
    Ella had an incredible range and was naturally pitch perfect.
    I grew up listening to her records as my parents were big fans, even went to a show Of hers in the 60s in Detroit and still have the tickets.

    That was quite a trip in those days!


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