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    The official Tunesday "whatcha been listening to" thread

    Mostly Moonbabies for me over the last few days. The Orange Billboard. Can't quite get enough of this one yet. Some talk about it is hidden in the Microphones thread from a few days ago.

    And before that it was a love affair with Dot Allison. First I had Morning Dove White by her early 90s One Dove band in the player for a couple days and then after that her own We Are Science from 2002. Might have to revisit that one again after I get over my current Moonbabies fetish and maybe pull out Afterglow too. And maybe some Death In Vegas. Hey, speaking of DIV, I've never heard Scorpion Rising, how's the Dot Allison song on that? I'm thinking I might have to make myself a Best of Dot comp one of these days cause she's spread over too many CDs.

    Probably one or two others. Maybe the Twilight Singers Play Blackberry Belle was in there too. I can listen to that one over and over.

    Up sometime soon will be the highly praised 2003 Motel comp from nobody. Looking forward to that one.

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    Some stuff aroni:

    1) Echo & the Bunnymen - Porcupine - brand new remaster. Pretty good.

    2) Echo & the Bunnymen - Ocean Rain - brand new remaster, pretty good.

    3) FM - Black Noise - 's okay.

    4) Queensryche - Promised Land

    5) Sparks - Propaganda - got this this past weekend, man, I love this album, and on cd it's better than ever. Way overlooked stuff. Gotta get more Sparks on cd.

    The echos' are only $10.99 each at BestBuy. I almost passed out seeing BestBuy having echo stuff in stock and remastered and cheap.

    Dave

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    Still listening to new stuff from last week:
    The Stills
    The Shins
    Sun Kil Moon

    Used stuff from local B&M:
    Thin Lizzy: Live & Dangerous (Remaster)
    Beta Band II

    Just got some CHM in mail last night:
    Modest Mouse: Moon & Antarctica
    Belle & Sebastian: Dear Catastrophe Waitress
    Mountain: Climbing (Remaster)
    Nilsson: Schmilsson (Only $2.99 & it was the first thing I played. Still showing my age)

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    I'm doing some auditioning of new (to me) discs...

    I ran out last night before dinner to get Kathrine and I a movie to watch after we put the boys to bed, anyway I stopped off at Hastings on the way back and picked up a few things.......

    Calexico - Feast of wire

    Trail of dead - Anonymous

    Social Distortion - Anonymous

    Supergrass - Anonymous

    Hmmmmmm, didn't notice till now that 3 of the 4 are self titled.

    I'll report back how these strike me.

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    Hey Dave_G......

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_G
    1) Echo & the Bunnymen - Porcupine - brand new remaster. Pretty good.

    2) Echo & the Bunnymen - Ocean Rain - brand new remaster, pretty good.

    3) FM - Black Noise - 's okay.

    4) Queensryche - Promised Land

    5) Sparks - Propaganda - got this this past weekend, man, I love this album, and on cd it's better than ever. Way overlooked stuff. Gotta get more Sparks on cd.

    The echos' are only $10.99 each at BestBuy. I almost passed out seeing BestBuy having echo stuff in stock and remastered and cheap.

    Dave
    Talk to me Dave, as a HUGE Echo & the Bunnymen fan, is worth getting the new releases of Bunnymen material? The Discs I have were all done in the 80's.

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    echo see dees

    Jefferson,

    yes, you will like the new remasters a lot, they are cleaned up real good and have lots of bonus tracks, and great booklets too, but no lyrics.

    Well worth 11 bucks each.

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_G
    Jefferson,

    yes, you will like the new remasters a lot, they are cleaned up real good and have lots of bonus tracks, and great booklets too, but no lyrics.

    Well worth 11 bucks each.

    Dave
    !?! Bonus tracks !?! any of these previously unreleased material? Cause that alone would make them worth buying for me. Also where did you get yours?

    Tanks Dave!

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    Hastings? I haven't been in a Hastings store since 1991 when I lived in New Mexico. Great place. Do they still do used books and CDs too?

    Not a lot this week.

    That Blue Man Group thing is cool. I'll be looking for the early album.
    The Cardigans- First Band on the Moon. Nice art-pop.
    801 Live. A classic.
    XTC- Big Express. One of my favorite XTC releases. Stupid round paper cover. I hate it.
    IZZ- I Move. I understand they have a new album in the wings.

    Mainly, I've been spending my music time in GarageBand. Here's this weeks toon:
    http://www.designshed.com/toonage/Skywriting.mp3

    And here's one at 128 for you dial ups. There's definitely some clipping going on.
    http://www.designshed.com/toonage/Skywriting.128.mp3
    LMK if this is any easier for you.

    This oughta make a few people puke. But I had hella fun doing it. Except for one chord, I laid every note by hand.

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    Vinyl :

    Marshall Crenshaw - s/t
    Damn this is a good album. Some very fine song writing on this one. I was playing this the other night when my girlfriend came over. She liked it so much that she borrowed my CD version (Rhino reissue) of it, and I have a feeling the CD may stay at her place for quite some time.

    CDs :

    Wire - Behind the Curtain
    A pretty good mix (31 songs worth) of outtakes, b-sides, etc. from the early days of Wire. Mark, if you don't have this one, let me know. It's OOP and not exactly easy to find.

    The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God

    The Microphones - Mount Eerie

    Señor Coconut y Su Conjunto - El Baile Aleman
    Kraftwerk songs done in various Carribean styles. I've had this a while and realized as I was listening to it why I don't break it out all that often. It's a lot of fun, but kind of gets tiring by the end of the album to me.

    Stiff Little Fingers - Go For It

    Ramones - Rocket to Russia

    The Romantics - 61/49

    +/- - You Are Here

    Franz Ferdinand - Darts of Pleasure EP
    The next "big thing" I guess, as these guys are starting to get hyped up. The new album comes out soon. I really like this stuff. Kind of like a mix between the Strokes and Gang of Four.

    John Vanderslice - Cellar Door
    Another great one from Mr. Vanderslice. I really like his use of various instruments, including percussion, throughout his songs.

    Descendents - 'Merican (single)
    Only listened once, but doesn't seem to have much intensity to me.

    Stone
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy
    Hastings? I haven't been in a Hastings store since 1991 when I lived in New Mexico. Great place. Do they still do used books and CDs too?

    Not a lot this week.

    That Blue Man Group thing is cool. I'll be looking for the early album.
    The Cardigans- First Band on the Moon. Nice art-pop.
    801 Live. A classic.
    XTC- Big Express. One of my favorite XTC releases. Stupid round paper cover. I hate it.
    IZZ- I Move. I understand they have a new album in the wings.

    Mainly, I've been spending my music time in GarageBand. Here's this weeks toon:
    http://www.designshed.com/toonage/Skywriting.mp3

    And here's one at 128 for you dial ups. There's definitely some clipping going on.
    http://www.designshed.com/toonage/Skywriting.128.mp3
    LMK if this is any easier for you.

    This oughta make a few people puke. But I had hella fun doing it. Except for one chord, I laid every note by hand.
    "Hastings", Yes they sell used stuff there still. I buy a lot of used cd's there, it's really the only music store we have here in Jefferson City. Of course I don't shop at Wal-Mart so they don't count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone

    John Vanderslice - Cellar Door
    Another great one from Mr. Vanderslice. I really like his use of various instruments, including percussion, throughout his songs.

    Stone
    Agreed on the new Vanderslice, Stone. A lot of attention to detail in this one, and the vocals are coming up more to the front than I recall previously. Good stuff.
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    Concentrated listening on:

    Willard Grant Conspiracy, Regard The End- Super new release by Robert Fisher and his rotating cast of characters. Gotta love his voice. Great band.

    Ghost, Hypnotic Underground- this is a rocket- at times, quiet and Oriental-tinged mood music, at times, downright raucous electric blasts of prog-influenced song structures. Big Music.

    Albert Cummings, The Long Way- just came in the mail last nite- fine swampy blues.

    Also: Handsome Family's Singing Bones (currently the top rotator around here), Twilight Singers' Blackberry Belle (also lots of spins), Linda Thompson's Fashionably Late ( remarkable voice ), Sonny Landreth Et Al comp fromTX...

    O, and that Microphones pig already discussed- it's going out in the mail today to the next victim.......

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    Hey Stone:

    Tell me what you think of +/- please. I've been hearing some cuts I like a lot and wondering how the whole CD sounds.

    Thx

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    Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
    Braid - Frame & Canvas
    Southpacific - Constance
    Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
    Sparklehorse - Good Morning, Spider
    Buffalo Tom - Big Red Letter Day

    It's weird how Mercury Rev and the Flaming Lips have followed similar paths in the past 7 years or so. They each release an album that is a pretty major shift from what they were doing before.. (CLOUDS TASTE METALLIC and SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE).. they they each take the ideas they were throwing around and perfect them on their next albums..(THE SOFT BULLETIN and DESERTER'S SONGS).. then they each release a "more of the same" album.. (YOSHIMI and ALL IS DREAM)..though most people like these last two better than the previous pair. I suppose their paths will always be somehow related to each other, since they share producers, and for a time, shared band members. Just a silly observation.

    Oh, and that Buffalo Tom album rocks! I'm somewhat disappointed in myself that I didn't pay more attention to them back in the early 90's.. along with Uncle Tupelo, they were a few years ahead of their time.. though there have always been quality midwestern (a term I used before "alt-country") rock bands ever since the mid-80's..

    I made this comp from a bunch of songs from my other comps..

    AN ELBOW FULL OF LONELY

    01 Cave In - Lost In The Air
    02 Jets to Brazil - Conrad
    03 Hey Mercedes - Stay Six
    04 The Pursuit of Happiness - She's So Young
    05 Buffalo Tom - Dry Land
    06 Soul Asylum - Chains
    07 fIREHOSE - Sometimes
    08 Red House Painters - I Feel the Rain Fall
    09 Boo Radleys - Barney and Me
    10 Arcwelder - Remember to Forget
    11 Folk Implosion - Free To Go
    12 Sparklehorse - Maria's Little Elbows
    13 The Flaming Lips - The Spiderbite Song
    14 The Darling Buds - Sure Thing
    15 The Promise Ring - Suffer Never
    16 Sunny Day Real Estate - 47
    17 Sugar - Believe What You're Saying
    18 Hum - Green To Me
    19 Weezer - The World has Turned and Left Me Here
    20 Pale Saints - Language of Flowers
    21 Modest Mouse - Gravity Rides Everything
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    Bunnymen scoop

    Jefferson,

    yes, bonus tracks, some unreleased stuff and some mandatory "demo" stuff too and some 7" versions, I think.

    Bought mine at a bestbuy store in Atlanta.

    They had 4 or 5 titles.

    Regards,

    Dave

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    My !%!%^(&@(&!__#(_@_# PC/jukebox is dead.

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    Is hip-hop tabu?

    I don’t see much hip-hop or rap discussed here, but I’ve been listening to a couple of albums this week. Today was Outkasts “Stankonia”, excellent from start to finish. I’m almost tempted to rate it as a genre classic.

    I also listened to “Keystudio” by Yes which was suggested by a few on this web-site, but the album is way too complex to give an opinion at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newtrix1
    I don’t see much hip-hop or rap discussed here, but I’ve been listening to a couple of albums this week. Today was Outkasts “Stankonia”, excellent from start to finish. I’m almost tempted to rate it as a genre classic.

    I also listened to “Keystudio” by Yes which was suggested by a few on this web-site, but the album is way too complex to give an opinion at this point.
    naw, talking about rap is not taboo,

    there's more than a few people here who will be more than happy to discuss with you how much they think rap sucks.



    (btw, I'm not one of them)

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    Jefferson -- Just being a pedant, but...it's "eponymous", not "anonymous". Heh-heh. Look 'em up.

    Also, just to second -- yes, the Echo & the Bunnymen CD's are great, well worth getting. I've been enjoying them on imports for a couple weeks now, they only just came out on Rhino this last week, I think. But I don't have the first ones to which to compare them.

    Tentoze -- thanks for the report on Ghost, sounds like I need to give them another chance.

    WRT Nobody -- didn't thrill me. I liked it, and I'm probably keeping it, but I've already listened to it a couple times and haven't been blown away. It might have been the company it's keeping (Lithops, Fax stuff).
    Eschew fascism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Chalk
    Jefferson -- Just being a pedant, but...it's "eponymous", not "anonymous". Heh-heh. Look 'em up.

    Also, just to second -- yes, the Echo & the Bunnymen CD's are great, well worth getting. I've been enjoying them on imports for a couple weeks now, they only just came out on Rhino this last week, I think. But I don't have the first ones to which to compare them.

    Tentoze -- thanks for the report on Ghost, sounds like I need to give them another chance.

    WRT Nobody -- didn't thrill me. I liked it, and I'm probably keeping it, but I've already listened to it a couple times and haven't been blown away. It might have been the company it's keeping (Lithops, Fax stuff).
    Doh!

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    Some "new to me" stuff over the past week:

    Bright Eyes-Lifted, or, The Story Is In The Soil Keep Your Ear To The Ground. Now that's a title. Really cool in parts, really not so cool in parts.

    Idlewild-The Remote Part Haven't used the enhanced CD to "unlock" any of the b-sides or exclusive downloads, but I will. I really like this album a lot more than I anticipated. Isn't Idlewild a Davey band or has he moved along.

    New Pornographers-Electric Version. I'm guessing about a grand total of 3 great songs. The rest aren't moving me anywhere 'cept perhaps to the remote control.

    XXX-Music from and inspired by the motion picture. Not sure what I was thinking. 2 discs, one track that I really like and a couple of passable. At least the price was right-free.

    and of course various albums recycled from posts of yore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Clark
    Idlewild-The Remote Part Haven't used the enhanced CD to "unlock" any of the b-sides or exclusive downloads, but I will. I really like this album a lot more than I anticipated. Isn't Idlewild a Davey band or has he moved along.
    Yeah, that is a favorite. In fact, I just recently mentioned it in that Jefferson thread about BSP type stuff at http://forums.audioreview.com/showth...2038#post12038

    Haven't heard anything else on your list, though. Did really like the first New Pornographers CD and you probably already know that I keep a picture of Neko Case under my pillow, right? Uh oh, was that too much info?

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    This weeks stuff

    This is what's tickled my fancy this week.

    Primal Scream..................................Evil Heat
    REM............................................... .Monster
    Grateful Dead...................................Anthem of the Sun(Remaster)
    Mike Oldfield....................................Tubula r Bells III
    Jefferson Airplane.............................After Bathing at Baxter's
    Dexys Midnight Runners...................Let's make this Precious(Best of)
    A3................................................ ...Power in the Blood
    British Sea Power.............................The Decline of
    Jimmy Cliff.......................................1st album(remaster)

    Soul Galore.....................................2,3 and 4. I know I made them, but there still superb.
    Thanks for the kind words David(Nobody)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasn
    Hey Stone:

    Tell me what you think of +/- please. I've been hearing some cuts I like a lot and wondering how the whole CD sounds.

    Thx
    I've only spun it once and it was a distracted listen. I'll try and report more about it when I spend more time with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davey
    Did really like the first New Pornographers CD and you probably already know that I keep a picture of Neko Case under my pillow, right? Uh oh, was that too much info?
    Never got the previous N Porn CD, just heard a great track that was comp'd by someone and had some reasonably high hopes for this Cd. A couple of tracks are killer but they rest get on my nerves. There's a LOT of very rough transitioning in and out of an obnoxious falsetto that really rubs me the wrong way. The best songs feature Neko which kind of surprises me given that I just didn't like Blacklisted at all. I've only listened to it twice so I may find I like it better after a while.


    And as for your nocturnal habits, well I guess I'd like to remain as uninformed as possible!

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