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Re: What's everyone listening to...?
« Reply #225 on: 28 March, 2012, 07:01:52 PM »
Listened to a lot of KING'S X today, actually.

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Re: What's everyone listening to...?
« Reply #226 on: 28 March, 2012, 07:04:49 PM »
Listened to a lot of KING'S X today, actually.

I have a lot of time for 'Out of the Silent Planet' and 'Dogman' in particular, I must have played that latter album to death.

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Re: What's everyone listening to...?
« Reply #227 on: 28 March, 2012, 07:19:45 PM »
Listened to a lot of KING'S X today, actually.

I have a lot of time for 'Out of the Silent Planet' and 'Dogman' in particular, I must have played that latter album to death.

Out of the Silent planet always reminded me of Alice in Chains in parts which isn't a bad thing
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Re: What's everyone listening to...?
« Reply #228 on: 31 March, 2012, 02:11:49 AM »
Ennio Morricone, via The Spaghetti Western Orchestra

If they ever play near your town, go and see them.

*Edit: When they make a Strontium Dog Movie, these guys should do the soundtrack
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Re: What's everyone listening to...?
« Reply #229 on: 31 March, 2012, 07:06:21 AM »
Ennio Morricone, via The Spaghetti Western Orchestra

If they ever play near your town, go and see them.

*Edit: When they make a Strontium Dog Movie, these guys should do the soundtrack

These guys are absolutely brilliant. Missed them last time the came around (Jan I think) as we had a very a very small baby. Really hope to chance them next time. Its one of those things if I want to hear some Morricone I'll listen to 'his' records, but live these fella's look hard to beat.

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Re: What's everyone listening to...?
« Reply #230 on: 31 March, 2012, 05:07:04 PM »
Listened to a lot of KING'S X today, actually.

I have a lot of time for 'Out of the Silent Planet' and 'Dogman' in particular, I must have played that latter album to death.

Both cracking albums. Dogman's a very grungy and - as Klute says - reminiscent of Alice in Chains.

I've all King'sX's stuff to date. I'm a huge fan. Saw them in Camden Underworld few years back when they were filming their live DVD. Their drummer, Jerry Gaskill, recently suffered a heart attack but he's on the mend. Great, great band that have sadly spent a long and prolific career being largely looked over by mainstream metal fans.   

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Re: What's everyone listening to...?
« Reply #231 on: 31 March, 2012, 05:24:04 PM »
Great, great band that have sadly spent a long and prolific career being largely looked over by mainstream metal fans.   

They're quite a difficult band to pigeonhole (and presumably market): they don't really sound like anyone else (apart from Galactic Cowboys, who are avowedly influenced by them), so it's not a case of "You'll like them if you like [insert random zeitgeist-y band here.] I must admit I overlooked them for a long time, until finally being turned on to them by the writing of my favourite rock journalist, Martin Popoff.

On a quite literally totally different note, I am currently listening to Sigh: 'In Somniphobia'. I love this band - absolutely batshit insane in the way that only a Japanese metal act could be, stereotypical though it is to ascribe their lunacy to their nationality. This particular album seems to hark back a bit to my previous favourite, Imaginary Sonicscape, in its ability to throw in multiple completely random and bizarre shifts of tone or style within the same song. True demented genius.

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Re: What's everyone listening to...?
« Reply #232 on: 01 April, 2012, 10:07:34 AM »
Great, great band that have sadly spent a long and prolific career being largely looked over by mainstream metal fans.   

They're quite a difficult band to pigeonhole (and presumably market): they don't really sound like anyone else (apart from Galactic Cowboys, who are avowedly influenced by them), so it's not a case of "You'll like them if you like [insert random zeitgeist-y band here.] I must admit I overlooked them for a long time, until finally being turned on to them by the writing of my favourite rock journalist, Martin Popoff.


That's very true. Trouble were/ are another band with a similar sound, mixing such diverse influences as Black Sabbath and The Beatles into their sound, and doing so in a natural, free-flowing non-contrived kind of way.

And yeah, love Galactic Cowboys too. They throw a little Anthrax-style thrash in there too.


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On a quite literally totally different note, I am currently listening to Sigh: 'In Somniphobia'. I love this band - absolutely batshit insane in the way that only a Japanese metal act could be, stereotypical though it is to ascribe their lunacy to their nationality. This particular album seems to hark back a bit to my previous favourite, Imaginary Sonicscape, in its ability to throw in multiple completely random and bizarre shifts of tone or style within the same song. True demented genius.

They're on my list for sure. Have you tried Japanese three-piece, Gallhammer? You'd probably enjoy them. They're big on the contemporary Doom scene although - for me - they've just as much in common with the likes of Sonic Youth. Well worth a spin.

 

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Re: What's everyone listening to...?
« Reply #233 on: 01 April, 2012, 10:31:08 AM »
Trouble were/ are another band with a similar sound, mixing such diverse influences as Black Sabbath and The Beatles into their sound, and doing so in a natural, free-flowing non-contrived kind of way. 

Yeah, I love Trouble, one of my favourite acts. Their self-titled 1990 album is just glorious (the song 'The Wolf' would make my all-time top songs list, and I love the Rick Rubin production on the record), though there's a lot to be said for 'Psalm 9' and 'Manic Frustration'. I'm guessing you've heard Supershine, the project where Doug Pinnick teams up with Bruce Franklin and Jeff Olson from Trouble? To my ears, sounds more on the King's X side of things than it does Trouble, but that guitar is unmistakeable.

Have you tried Japanese three-piece, Gallhammer? You'd probably enjoy them. They're big on the contemporary Doom scene although - for me - they've just as much in common with the likes of Sonic Youth. Well worth a spin.

Aye, Gallhammer do seem pretty cool. Don't own any of their stuff yet, but I've heard a few of their tracks: definitely worthy of further exploration, cheers. Sticking with the Japanese acts - heard Church of Misery? Big, heavy, slightly-Electric-Wizard-y serial-killer-obsessed stoner doom. Their record 'Master of Brutality' is a classic.

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Re: What's everyone listening to...?
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Re: What's everyone listening to...?
« Reply #235 on: 06 April, 2012, 05:29:11 PM »
Lots of Ministry and Public Enemy. Forgotten how good 'Go Cat Go' is.
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Re: What's everyone listening to...?
« Reply #236 on: 06 April, 2012, 07:12:20 PM »
Lots of Ministry and Public Enemy. Forgotten how good 'Go Cat Go' is.

Is that the new Ministry? New one just out, not heard it yet, last couple seemed to get a bit samey. Always loved them though, since the majestic Psalm 69 and of course the loose 2000ad connection of Flashback being on the soundtrack of Hardware (on top of a video of Gwar in the film).

PE too, incredible band live. Fear of a Black Planet was one of the albums that prevented my musical tastes being confined to metal (too much) and still one of the greatest ever.

I'll also take the oppurtunity to mention that Electric Wizard were fucking ARSOM last weekend! Visuals were superb and very entrancing, consisting of loads looped clips of naked cavorting women from various old horror films  :D The whole thing just seemed to build up gradually, finishing with the apocalyptic Funeralopolis. Fucking marvellous!

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Re: What's everyone listening to...?
« Reply #237 on: 06 April, 2012, 07:21:03 PM »
Got Chemical Brothers on at the mo'. I never bought Push the button when it came out but I picked it up from my local Oxfam for £2 the other week and I really like it.

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Re: What's everyone listening to...?
« Reply #238 on: 07 April, 2012, 10:10:03 AM »
Off to Desertfest tomorrow and cannae wait. Loads of cool underground acts playing, including Undersmile, Zoroaster, Gentleman's Pistol and Samara Blues Experiment.  :D

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Re: What's everyone listening to...?
« Reply #239 on: 07 April, 2012, 11:10:42 AM »
Today Im playin Suicidal Tendencies first lp, in particular this-

http://youtu.be/LoF_a0-7xVQ

Also this discordant live version of Gimme Indie Rock by Sebadoh-

http://youtu.be/Y1Tuah5DTzE

A break from my usual Hip Hop diet.