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Young Modern by Silverchair. COMPLETELY different to any other chair album, even Straight Lines dosen't represent the album properly! every track is different, but none of the grunge sort of stuff from Frogstomp/Freak Show, it took me a couple of listens, but now this album is definetly one of my faves, Daniel Johns is as good as Neil or Tim when it comes to songwriting IMO
Originally posted by Poptartjen:
Originally posted by Seany.:
something or someone called Mummra.

or is it moomra?

I believe that it's Mumm-ra. I don't have their record but I saw them perform at South by Southwest Festival back in March.

Thanks for that Poptartjen. Would have looked a right Arctic Monkey asking for "that new song by Moon-Wah! Wonder if it has any meaning or significance at all. Sounds vaguely Egyptian.
Sun of Son-Ra?
Very Niiiice, in the best Borat accent.
So you don't like the Cure Camus, but do happen to have a best of their work that's been stolen by your beloved and an old album somewhere??? Please explain? Did she put you off?

Overkill of an album can do you in at times. I've found, I may have 'liked' a particular album, but when the other half is flogging it to death kinda puts you off. I mean Bread for example, did enjoy listening to them, but with my beloved playing it a wee bit too much, I can't wait to hit the switch to flick it off as soon as his foot leaves the house.
Now I love Bread. David Gates may have written crap gushy lyrics, but his melodies are superb.

I bought The Best of the Cure because I wanted Lovecats and took a punt on the rest. I remember liking the first 4 songs (the standing on a beach one, the one about the dripping tap and the one about not crying) but the rest didn't too much for me. Beloved has 3 Cure albums, but she never plays them anymore, and someone else stole the best of, not her. I've got a Cure album that's either a silver or grey cover. I played a gig in Mildura and the woman I was staying with said I could have any of her LPs that I wanted. Grabbed The Cure album for the beloved, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Abba - Arrival, Bat Out of Hell and something else for myself Smiler She was a nice woman, she bought our album too. I did a Phil Judd at that gig actually, (not the punching bit) but left the band but agreed to play out the rest of the tour.
Love The Cure but do not have the standing stamina that Kelly obviously does so I've passed on the Melbourne show. Wink

I just found Lost Without Your Love by Bread and am listening to it now. I'm a sucker for all those gushy love songs especially this one.

Just can't listen to Everything I Own anymore as I was listening to it in my car in 1988 when I was hit side on by a motorcycle. (not hurt but car & bike totalled and bike rider got a broken leg) - to this day, I just can't sit throught it. Eeker
Joe...I need Computer World and then will have all the albums from the "classic" Kraftwerk era (1974-81). Wasn't as impressed with Radio-activity, but I bought it anyway, and it's an interesting concept album all the same.

Computer World, probably the best of their albums IMHO.

May as well grab Electric Cafe at the same time, it's a good album, and Sex Object is a great song. Kraftwerk and Kraftwerk 2 are good albums too. I haven't heard the Ralf and Florien album. Tour de France didn't do much for me. Radio-Activity, I like it. If you haven't already got it, get The Mix, which are remixes done by Kraftwerk and released in the 90s. Great version of The Robots and Radioactivity on that release.
Complete recordings of Syd Barrett at the moment, even the outtakes are intriguing. If It's In You is particularly challenging.

Also enjoying a Roky Erickson compilation "I Have Always Been Here".

Bit of a "psychadelia fried my brain" music fest at the moment. Just trying to get my head around it all. Could be dangerous. Eeker

Here comes the men in dayglo!
Bee Gees' 1st

I took your suggestion, Joe and snapped up the remaster. Really enjoying this much more satisfying than the latter day stuff. Great baroque pop with effortless melodies and harmonies. Easy to see why the Finns were so influenced.

I was very impressed. I only knew the hits off this (New York Mining Disaster 1941, I Can't See Nobody and To Love SOmebody). Particularly like Cucumber Castle. There's one track that just screams George Harrison - Rubber Soul and that track about the Royal Academy is pure McCartney.

Saving my pennies for the next two albums as they've also been remeastered and released with a second CD of outtakes and rarities.
The song titles alone are almost like Dylanesque poetry...'New York Mining Disaster 1941', 'Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You', 'Craise Finton Kirk Royal Academy Of Arts'...quite evocative.

Yeah, I'm sorely tempted to pick up the other two remasters. Bit of a guilty pleasure, like a Fabergé Egg! Wonder if there are plans to repackage subsequent albums like this. Very well done.
Is this the one with Cucumber Castle on? [oh wait, you said it was Razzer].

I remember (just) being totally obsessed with a very early Bee Gees as a very early teenager - this must be it - and, like many groups, Fleetwood Mac for one, they went off in a different direction after their initial brilliance, well I think so anyway.

This was also when there were five BGs. Vincent M something or other and Colin someone or other, who I think played some Australian kid in some early Australian drama series. They disappeared very early on from the BG line up.
This was also when there were five BGs. Vincent M something or other and Colin someone or other, who I think played some Australian kid in some early Australian drama series. They disappeared very early on from the BG line up.

Yep, Vince was the guitarist and had previously played with The Easybeats and Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs.

Colin was the drummer and had been in the Australian film Smiley. I like everything they did up to about Tragedy (which is very early 80s). I like the disco stuff. Nights on Broadway and Jive Talking are classics, and so is More Than A Woman, Night Fever and Stayin' Alive. I agree, the early stuff is the best, some of those songs are fantastic, like I Started A Joke, World, I've GOtta Get A Message TO You, Words, I could continue but I'm sure you get the point Smiler
I take back waht I said about Horizontal, it's a great album, every bit as good as the first.

Bee Gees - Idea

Every bit as good as the previous two albums. I Started A Joke is an absolute classic.

Bee Gees - Trafalgar

Jumped ahead a bit, this is about their 6th or 7th album. It's bloody fantastic though. They really knew how to write fantastic melodies. I admit the lyrics are usually pretty ordinary, but those harmonies and melodies, wow. Best track is How Can You Mend A Broken Heart closely followed by a Maurice Gibb song that I can't remember the name of.

I'm noticing a pattern with Robin Gibb. Every song he sings is either depressing or about something tragic. Interesting that after he left the Bee Gees in 1970 and came back, Barry sang lead on most songs.

Bee Gees - Here At Last, The Bee Gees Live

Recorded in December 1975, this is a fantastic live album, with the Bee Gees at the top of their game, during the tour of their Children of the World album. Just inching into disco territory with Winds of Change, Jive Talkin', Nights on Broadway and the sublimely ridiculous Boogie Child. Forget One Night Only (which sounds so clinical, tired and awful), this is dripping with atmosphere, every songs has a great funky/R&B feel to it, it contains the best medley of their older material, and by far the best version of To Love Somebody, it's an R&B tune on this album.

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