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What MUSIC are you listening to?
engineer Al wrote: Just finished reading TROUBLED BOYS about the rise and fall of The Replacements. I've been listening to nothing but The Replacements including the amazing recent "Live at Maxwell's" release recorded in 1986. Found this GEM of a video on YouTube:
Fantastic book about maybe the best band. I recently revisited their whole catalog and man, even their worst albums have so much good stuff on them. And the best just can’t be topped.
I was recently on my friends’ podcast talking about the Mats, if anyone’s idea of a good time is listening to three people fawn like teenagers over a band for two hours: desertislanddiscourse.com/podcast/episode-44-the-replacements/
Also been digging the I Don’t Cares, Westerberg’s recentish collab with Juliana Hatfield. It’s low stakes but consistently pleasing—their voices are just perfect together.
BaronDonut wrote: Also been digging the I Don’t Cares, Westerberg’s recentish collab with Juliana Hatfield. It’s low stakes but consistently pleasing—their voices are just perfect together.
Dammit, I had passed on this because I was growing bored of the Westerberg solo stuff. It was hard to resist since I am a fan of JH as well. You just pushed my Amazon button. I'll let you know what I think. . .
Black Barney wrote: Shell, the hot chick should really lose the percussion so she can concentrate on the singing. She’s clearly distracted and half her notes are falling flat
Love the drummer
She is only 17, so I expect she will get even better.
Shellhead wrote: I'm a fan of Postmodern Jukebox, but haven't heard of Scary Pockets until just now. Have you tried Nouvelle Vague?
Yeah, I know them. They did Too Drunk To Fuck and it was definitely different. Not a super fan because I’m not too into the new wave sound all that much.
Weird coincidence: I met a Postmodern Jukebox band member (Ryan, guitarist) whose g/f is Emanuelle (Singer) at Guitar Center on Saturday (perhaps 12 hours after learning about the band and 6 hours after posting this)
I first found it when this turned up on my weekly discovery list of suggested music
The whole album was inspired by a story he read of a young couple found dead by the roadside at the height of the famine. The man was holding his wife's feet to his chest as if in a forlorn attempt to warm them up. And, huddled together like that, they sat down and starved to death. That resulted in this song.
The rest of the record is just as sadly beautiful, full of mournful fiddle and little lyrical knives. Of the emigrants who washed up in North America riddled with poverty and starvation and disease he sings "they are more like ghosts than living things".
It makes me ashamed to be English. People talk about Nazis and Communists as the great evils of modern history, but it turns out that laissez fare capitalism also killed millions of people and caused untold suffering which we whitewash away in the name of "progress".