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The Music Thread

TigerMasochist

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Jul 13, 2003
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Spinning one of the best blues records ever made:



Junior Wells: Hoodoo Man Blues.

Sublime.

DS
Thanks David, damn there was some fine music getting around when I was just a little snot nosed kid trying to find my way into music listening.
 

DavidSSS

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Spent a couple of hours cleaning records this afternoon (been frequenting that well known venue for Richmond book launches: Greville Records and had a backlog).

So, this afternoon spinning:



Creedence Clearwater Revival: Live at Woodstock. In good form that night.

DS
 

DavidSSS

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A Few More:

Patti Smith: Gloria/My Generation 12" single.

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Johnny Cash: I Walk the Line. Now where did that sheep and cow odour come from?

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The Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers. So good. I was listening to a quiz on ABC Radio last night and they were asking to identify the opening riff of a song - the song was Brown Sugar. Took a few contestants before someone got it, the rest of them should hang their heads in shame. One of the greatest and most recognisable riffs ever - how could you not know Brown Sugar?

DS
 
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Okay I’m a massive fan of Australian rock. The Angels, Midnight Oil etc etc.

IMHO AC/DC are the undisputed kings. But after 4 decades plus I have finally come to a conclusion. Powerage is the greatest album and Down Payment Blues the greatest song. There it is. I’ve said it. No doubt many will disagree but 40 years after the album and song were released they stand the test of time.

Long live Australian rock. Long live AC/DC. Long live Powerage.
Gee time has been kind to Powerage. A lot of people pumping it up these days. Was even voted best album of the 70's in Classic Rock magazine.

Down Payment Blues is a killer unsung track. Likewise Riff Raff, even if the lyrics are a little weak. That two-part guitar solo is as sizzling as anything ever laid down in a studio, and the footage from the Glasgow Apollo is pure gold as they didn't play it live very often. Rock 'n' Roll Damnation was as commercial as they got and is a nice song, with even a hint of melody in the chorus.

The rest however with its southern US influence always sounded "dashed off" to me. I could happily go on an AC/DC binge and give the rest a miss. Sin City is crafted but the dramatic bit doesn't work as well as e.g. Jailbreak.

The other track I don't mind is Cold Hearted Man, which only appeared on the European version. Most AC/DC fans don't rate it, so maybe it's because I haven't heard it as many times.

Anyway that's my opinion and I have Powerage ahead of only the Australian High Voltage and Dirty Deeds among Bon's albums, and the latter only sometimes. Let There Be Rock is where it's at - it exudes the sense that rock is serious business.The o/s version works best with Problem Child replacing Crabsody In Blue.

Gibson SG isn't a light instrument and little Angus manhandles the bastard.

 
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DavidSSS

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Off work the last couple of days, feel like crap and on antibiotics for an infection.

After watching the PF again (what a great game, bit tense for both Richmond and Geelong supporters but still a cracker of a game), I decided I really didn't want to be getting up and down to flip records so put this on:



Watched the show from the Paradiso in Amsterdam, a venue of 2,000. Apparently the Brixton show is stellar. Geez, such a pity they cancelled Hanging Rock, that would have been superb for the Stones.

DS