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"What are you listening to right now?" thread
22 May 2019
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John’s last interview. Love his voice, could listen to him for hours. Wish I could’ve met him and shaken his hand. a-hard-days-night-paul-10

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1.The Beatles 2.Sgt. Pepper 3.Abbey Road 4.Magical Mystery Tour 5.Rubber Soul 6.Revolver 7.Help! 8.Let It Be
9.A Hard Day’s Night 10.Please Please Me 11.Beatles For Sale 12.With The Beatles 13.Yellow Submarine

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Timothy said
John’s last interview. Love his voice, could listen to him for hours. Wish I could’ve met him and shaken his hand. a-hard-days-night-paul-10

I've heard that, great interview (also chilling in spots). I love him explaining how he was never much for jamming in clubs - that was Paul's thing; when John frequented clubs, he was usually "drinking or boogieing".

...and now it's on to

 

..."Lumpy Gravy", Zappa's first solo credited album - on which neither he nor the Mothers appear. Instead, he conducts an expanded Hollywood studio orchestra (strings/horns and all, including several Wrecking Crew members) playing his compositions. Cut up and interspersed with the musics are the usual tape manipulations, electronic effects, and many cryptic conversations recorded from inside a resonant piano. The compositions range from elongated jazzy melodies, to vaguely Italian movie music, to Varese/Stravinsky-style modernism. Zappa called this album his favourite throughout his life.

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One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!"
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22 May 2019
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Ziggy makes for tough competition but as of right now this is still my favorite Bowie album. And I don't know that any (Bowie) song could ever beat New Killer Star.

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I just listened to the entirety of Quadrophenia by The Who while I was waiting for everyone to finish finals

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Ziggy makes for tough competition but as of right now this is still my favorite Bowie album. 

 

Hey, I didn't know he covered this song!

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!"
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TheWalrusWasBrian said

the first time i heard that song, i informed my boyfriend that, "my wife is a real man."

True. john-lennon-salute_gif

Listening to a fairly okay album, released 30 years ago today.
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Tin Machine - Tin Machine (1989)

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Sekiden - Better Music Through Mathematics 
Sekiden - Love Songs For Robots
Seja - We Have Secrets But Nobody Cares

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23 May 2019
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How do you always know when its an Albumversary, @Beatlebug ?

 

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23 May 2019
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I have been listening to a lot of Mike Nesmith's Monkees songs.

I also listened to the Black Album by Weezer. 

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23 May 2019
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I can't speak for Beatlebug, but I usually enjoy doing a bit of research into release or recording dates of albums I post here, just for the Beatles-synchronicity links. (Even to the point where I'll sometimes let a Beatle recording date dictate a listening choice.) This has been a valuable online resource:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wik.....g_sessions

Hey, I listened to "Reality" earlier! And a few tracks off "Heathen"...pretty good listening. Pixies cover!a-hard-days-night-ringo-6Bowie's habit of regularly including a non-original or two on an album was quite endearing.

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Playing one of my favourite Björk songs. Fun fact: it's also Thom Yorke of Radiohead's favourite song of all time.

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Back to Zappa, "Uncle Meat"

 

For his second double album, Frank adds marimbas and other small percussion to his band, begins to combine live and studio performance, and helps invent jazz-rock fusion with the extended "King Kong", which will become a live favourite forever. And continues with the "found sound" real-life recordings.

Zappa's original liner notes:

"The words to the songs on this album were scientifically prepared from a random series of syllables, dreams, neuroses & private jokes that nobody except members of the band ever laugh at, and other irrelevant material. They are all 'very serious' & loaded with secret underground candy-rock psychedelic profundities. (Basically, this is an instrumental album.)"

"The music on this album was recorded over a period of about 5 months, from October 1967 to February 1968. Things that sound like a full orchestra were carefully assembled, track by track, through a procedure known as over-dubbing. 

The weird middle section of "Dog Breath" (after the line, "Ready to attack") has forty tracks built into it. Things that sound like trumpets are actually clarinets played through an electric device made by 'Maestro' with a setting labeled 'Oboe D'Amore' and sped up a minor third with a 'V.S.O.' [variable speed oscillator]. Other peculiar sounds were made on a 'Kalamazoo' electric organ. 

The only equipment at our disposal for the modification of these primary sounds was a pair of 'Pultec Filters', two 'Lang Equalizers', and three 'Melchor Compressors' built into the board at Apostolic Studios in New York. The board itself is exceptionally quiet and efficient (the only thing that allowed us to pile up so many tracks) and is the product of Mr. Lou Lindauer's imagination & workmanship. 

The material was recorded on a prototype 'Scully 12-track' machine at 30ips. The whole project was engineered by Richard Kunc, or Dynamite Dick, as he is known in the trade. Special engineering credits go to Jerry Hansen for the percussion effects added later at Sunset Sound in L.A., and to our friend 'Mike' in Copenhagen for the tapes he sent us"

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@QuarryMan said
How do you always know when its an Albumversary, Beatlebug ?

  

I'm albomniscient. a-hard-days-night-john-1a-hard-days-night-george-4 Also I am a mad music nerd armed with Wikipedia and a calendar. ahdn_george_06

And speaking of which...

SO MUCH GUITAR
SO MUCH BASS
SO MUCH BACKING VOCALS
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Released 45 years ago today, a distinctly underrated gem from the tail end of Glam Bowie john-lennon-salute_gif:
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For context, "Rebel Rebel" was my first concious exposure to David Bowie's music, in about 1980 or so,  when the local radio was playing a special on "The new wave in music!" (I'd seen his name in MAD magazine a coupla years before and wouldve heard "Golden Years", but didn't know the singer. 

Happy birthday "Rebel Rebel", ya hot tramp!

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Wooo, happy birthday Rebel Rebel! It was one of the first Bowie songs I remember as well, that guitar riff is iconic. 

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Exactly, I love those kinds of riffs that circle around. Like the Stones, "The Last Time".

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And now the great Nacho (check out his channel if you haven't already) has given us this gem:

Diamond Dawgs* is such a good album! paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

*yes, I always pronounce it this way. Who do you think I am? a-hard-days-night-george-10

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QuarryMan said
Wooo, happy birthday Rebel Rebel! It was one of the first Bowie songs I remember as well, that guitar riff is iconic.   

Even more than 'Rebel Rebel' I adore 'Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (Reprise)' above all things. It's a meandering, dark, desperate, urban junglescape with strange haunting undertones of vulnerability, illicit homosexuality, and general undergroundness. Really the heart of the album, in my opinion. heartheartheart

(Listening to it now. This post is on topic john-lennon-salute_gif)

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Steel And Glass on repeat. 

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