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Re: The Music Thread

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Re: The Music Thread

Post by Shadow Boxer » March 24, 2016, 7:52 am

So I just finished Tom Jones autobiography.

It doesn't have the drug fueled excess of the recent guns n roses or Rod Stewart books but it is still a fantastic story of ridiculous wealth and debauchery.

He is actually a hard **** welsh coal miners son and the book is laugh out loud funny.

From his description of meeting Prince in the street dressed as a pirate and waving a white hanky, well maybe he made up the bit about a white hanky but he should have been, the whole underpants thing and his Vegas days with Elvis.

He talks about when he was doing duets with people like art of noise and he was asked about recording with some hard core hip hop band in LA, he turns up and he's having a drink in a bar with these do-rag wearing Crips and some girll walks up, ignores the gangsters and says excuse me Tom would you like to see my new clitoris piercing. Tom being Tom says yes and she proceeds to show him.

From that day forward he was known in the hip hop community as the bloke who has girls walk up to him and show him their pussy.

The book is a fantastic ride, highly recommended.
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Re: The Music Thread

Post by Shadow Boxer » March 24, 2016, 11:15 am

pfft, you blokes are no fun, ill leave you with the worlds most alpha male

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Re: The Music Thread

Post by Chicka's shoe » March 24, 2016, 12:41 pm

Shadow Boxer wrote:So I just finished Tom Jones autobiography.

It doesn't have the drug fueled excess of the recent guns n roses or Rod Stewart books but it is still a fantastic story of ridiculous wealth and debauchery.

He is actually a hard **** welsh coal miners son and the book is laugh out loud funny.

From his description of meeting Prince in the street dressed as a pirate and waving a white hanky, well maybe he made up the bit about a white hanky but he should have been, the whole underpants thing and his Vegas days with Elvis.

He talks about when he was doing duets with people like art of noise and he was asked about recording with some hard core hip hop band in LA, he turns up and he's having a drink in a bar with these do-rag wearing Crips and some girll walks up, ignores the gangsters and says excuse me Tom would you like to see my new clitoris piercing. Tom being Tom says yes and she proceeds to show him.

From that day forward he was known in the hip hop community as the bloke who has girls walk up to him and show him their pussy.

The book is a fantastic ride, highly recommended.
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Re: The Music Thread

Post by Shadow Boxer » March 24, 2016, 3:14 pm

Yeh you would love it mate,

He's a soul/blues man at heart and at various times has been both the daggiest and coolest man on the planet.

Lots of stories about people like Wilson picket, stevie wonder, Ray Charles, early elvis, sammy Davis Jr.

All when they were at the top of their game.

Hated the doors though, "flat mid range singer with that stupid organ twiddling away", he's a hard man.

Some of those massive rock stars that are putting out books now it's like they packed 10 lives into one lifetime and spent the whole time taking the piss via some big massive inside joke.
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Re: The Music Thread

Post by Chicka's shoe » March 24, 2016, 4:17 pm

Shadow Boxer wrote:Yeh you would love it mate,

He's a soul/blues man at heart and at various times has been both the daggiest and coolest man on the planet.

Lots of stories about people like Wilson picket, stevie wonder, Ray Charles, early elvis, sammy Davis Jr.

All when they were at the top of their game.

Hated the doors though, "flat mid range singer with that stupid organ twiddling away", he's a hard man.

Some of those massive rock stars that are putting out books now it's like they packed 10 lives into one lifetime and spent the whole time taking the piss via some big massive inside joke.
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Re: The Music Thread

Post by gergreg » March 30, 2016, 7:36 am

Thoughts on Axl Rose singing for AC~DC? Probably the last singer I expected.
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Re: The Music Thread

Post by bonehead » March 30, 2016, 4:47 pm

Not really ac/dc though is it, more the angus young and friends band.
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Re: The Music Thread

Post by Raider Bell » March 30, 2016, 4:49 pm

To be fair Angus is AC/DC, and has been for a long time.
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Re: The Music Thread

Post by bonehead » March 30, 2016, 4:50 pm

Disagree, mal and brian johnson added so much.
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Post by Raider Bell » March 30, 2016, 4:59 pm

I understand Mal had a massive input on the amount of writing, I'm more saying its Angus now the hits have been written. Your average punter doesn't give a hoot about Mal, Angus is the one they talk about down at the pub after the show. Brian is great, no doubt, but Bon was an absolute legend as well.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think Brian was ever really allowed to write much? I seem to remember reading a book on them that after Bons passing Angus and Mal took it upon themselves to write the lyrics as well as the music?
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Re: The Music Thread

Post by bonehead » March 30, 2016, 5:31 pm

I believe you are misled, angus is the riff master but johnson wrote quite a few signature tracks mal young was very much the man when it came to writing.


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Categor ... an_Johnson

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Categor ... colm_Young

I had a recording of an interview with angus where he said he would just sit and practice his scales and riffs then mal would write something to go with whatever he came up with.

Still I'll go see them every chance i get, would love them to play hope estate pokolbin, was a big enough venue for Springsteen, eagles and the stones
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Re: The Music Thread

Post by Shadow Boxer » March 30, 2016, 5:49 pm

There's a two part documentary about Alberts music currently on iview called blood and thunder

It's the whole history of acdc, the easy eats, Angels etc

Fantastic show
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Re: The Music Thread

Post by bonehead » March 30, 2016, 6:33 pm

Listened to a fair chunk of it on the 40th (?) Anniversary of albert music, great doco
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Re: The Music Thread

Post by Shadow Boxer » March 30, 2016, 6:57 pm

Yeh it is, Malcolm ran ac/dc, it was his band.

Vanda and young from the easybeats put it together though, they learnt a harsh lesson when the easybeats went to London and changed their style to suit the fashion of the day and tanked.

The decided that wouldn't happen with acdc and 40 years later they are still kicking around
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Re: The Music Thread

Post by Chicka's shoe » March 30, 2016, 7:37 pm

SB's right - Malcolm Young is the real reason ACDC sounds like ACDC, Angus goes widdly widdly over the top, those chunky riffs are Malcolm's job. I loved ACDC with Bon, Brian not so much, although they were good fun live and I'm happy for them all to continue and do their thing. Axl though? he's a loon is he not? seems like a strange internet rumour to me.
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Re: The Music Thread

Post by -PJ- » March 31, 2016, 7:45 am

Malcolm Young is/was the man behind AC/DCs tunes. Yeah sure Angus was up front choking the life out his guitar wearing the schoolboy outfit but Malcolm's the man.

What a great band.

Axl can pierce off.
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Re: The Music Thread

Post by Green_Hammock » March 31, 2016, 7:51 am

AC DC sucks.
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Re: The Music Thread

Post by -TW- » March 31, 2016, 8:15 am

Green_Hammock wrote:AC DC sucks.
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Re: The Music Thread

Post by The Rickman » March 31, 2016, 1:35 pm

Yep, agreed with the sentiment here by many.

I've been an AC/DC fan since I was five years old and Malcolm Young was the true genius behind the band
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Re: The Music Thread

Post by gergreg » April 22, 2016, 4:13 am

Reports that Prince has died.

Never really a fan but there is no doubt he was an extremely talented guy. As I get older I'm really appreciating the impact all 'artists' have on millions of people's lives and the amazing legacy they leave behind.
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Re: The Music Thread

Post by bonehead » April 22, 2016, 7:07 am

Never could keep up with MJ
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Re: The Music Thread

Post by Manbush » April 22, 2016, 7:18 am

Damn shame, a true musical legend. Singing, writing through to playing 20 plus musical instruments, one of a kind. If I could have the musical talent of anyone past or present, would be hard to go past Prince for overall talent.
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Re: The Music Thread

Post by -PJ- » April 22, 2016, 7:45 am

RIP Prince
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Re: The Music Thread

Post by -PJ- » May 5, 2016, 4:45 pm

Midnight Oil are back baby.

Australian tour Jan 2017.

Unbelieveable....
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-PJ- wrote:Midnight Oil are back baby.

Australian tour Jan 2017.

Unbelieveable....
Oh it's on now pdiddy it's on now
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Re: The Music Thread

Post by -PJ- » May 5, 2016, 5:15 pm

This is awesome news bone, a truely great Aussie rock band reuniting.

They haven't announced venues or dates but they love visiting Newy.

I'm there and I can't wait to hear them again...good times.
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Post by -PJ- » May 5, 2016, 5:15 pm

This is awesome news bone, a truely great Aussie rock band reuniting.

They haven't announced venues or dates but they love visiting Newy.

I'm there and I can't wait to hear them again...good times.
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Post by bonehead » May 5, 2016, 5:19 pm

-PJ- wrote:This is awesome news bone, a truely great Aussie rock band reuniting.

They haven't announced venues or dates but they love visiting Newy.

I'm there and I can't wait to hear them again...good times.
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Post by -PJ- » May 5, 2016, 5:31 pm

bonehead wrote:
-PJ- wrote:This is awesome news bone, a truely great Aussie rock band reuniting.

They haven't announced venues or dates but they love visiting Newy.

I'm there and I can't wait to hear them again...good times.
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Well with no Raiders this weekend I'm feeling a Oils marathon.

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Re: The Music Thread

Post by greeneyed » May 17, 2016, 11:39 pm

I was just watching Music Max, which is of course GE's favourite music channel. This came on, and I'm thinking... That was 1991! Really?



I'm thinking... Why didn't he keep singing?

Then I look up how old Daryl Braithwaite is... And he's 67! 67!

What a world! What happened to the years?
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Re: The Music Thread

Post by Chicka's shoe » May 18, 2016, 7:43 am

he's still singing, GE. Part of the APIA (Australian Pensioners Insurance Agency) Good Times Tour. Canberra on the 12th of June.
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Re: The Music Thread

Post by bonehead » May 18, 2016, 7:45 am

Released an acoustic album a few years back, lemon tree or something like that

Edit - 2008 live acoustic the lemon tree.
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Re: The Music Thread

Post by Toviii » September 1, 2016, 10:06 am

Blond just keeps getting better with every listen.

Credit to Frank Ocean for delivering. The hype was enormous.
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