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JamieO

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Back in early October 2009 @cheetahman91 set up a A Music Thread in the 'Off Topic: General Discussion' forum, which is a great place to get an idea of what type of tunes Nintendo Life users listen to. His thread is also really good to hear a mix of different music genres. (link below).
http://www.nintendolife.com/forums/general_discussion/a_music...

I am into punk and alternative rock as much as I am nuts about video games, so I've politely pinched his idea, to see which other Nintendo Life users share my specific taste for palm muted chugging guitars, energetic drumming, driven bass lines, gravelly vocals, independent record labels, 3 minute songs and clean plucked hooks/ licks.
I know that @The_Fox has already mentioned some of my favourite bands like Operation Ivy, Mudhoney, Dropkick Murphys and Street Dogs plus @Stevie posted about Sublime, so there is no reason why a few Ska bands can't be posted here, perhaps a bit of '90s heydey ska (The Mighty Mighty Bosstones), punk ska (Less Than Jake) or just plain wacky ska (Mad Caddies), could add a bit of sunshine to a rainy Autumnal day.
Lots of you may not like punk, but even if there is only a couple of posts, it would still be cool to learn about new bands/songs in this speciifc genre of music. If you like punk or alternative rock, then post a video or link to and wax lyrical about your favourite songs. We''ll either build a collection of great tunes, or this will be a lonely, tumbleweed drifting thread indeed!
Here is my first pick Jawbreaker's 'Boxcar'
"You're not punk and I'm telling everyone, save your breath I never was one!".

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The_Fox

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This is a thread I can get behind! :)

Let's start with some classics for today:

The Ramones. Need I say more?

The Clash. Again, need I say more? :D

Yes, most people only know this from "Jackass", but it was indeed a song long before that:

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I'll hit this thread up if someone can tell me how to embed videos :)

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http://www.nintendolife.com/forums/help/helpful_tips_for_form...

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JamieO

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Oh my goodness, any more referencing of The Minutemen and I'll be bowing down, hands on the floor stating "I'm not worthy". The mixture of Mike's thick bass and D. Boon's treble sounding guitar, mixed with George Hurley's unique drum stlye, is legendary. I even follow Mike Watt on Twitter!
Here is their Paranoid Chant as the background music to Jason Jesee's vert section in the '80s Santa Cruz skate vid, Streets on Fire (30 seconds in).

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The_Fox

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@JamieO
Anyone down with the Minutemen is cool with me! :)
Sweet vid, too! I can't believe I've never heard Paranoid Chant before. :O

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JamieO

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@cheetahman91 Thanks lots mate, that was cool of you, your link will give top tips for embedding a video. I look forward to hearing Kid_A 's contribution (post a regular url if you like, I will definitely check it out).

@The_Fox 'Paranoid Chant' and The Minutemen's first recording (Paranoid Time) is the stuff of punk legend, partly because it was pretty brave of SST (Greg Ginn and Chuck Dukowski) to have their second label release showcasing a band, which sounded nothing like Black Flag's way of playing punk. Some people loved it, but some of the punk types back in the day didn't get it and there was a backlash. People used to spit on The Minutemen in gigs and they would just keep playing.

I've lots of work to do tomorrow, it is 1.45am in the UK, so I best get my head down.
I'll leave you with one of my favourite bands, Hüsker Dü's Celebrated Summer (perfect for Autumn, get ready for Winter- "Do you remember when the first snowfall fell?"). Night, night. :)

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Adam

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Back when AFI were a bunch of badasses instead of a bunch of sissies. I saw them play this in the 2001 Warped Tour. I had no idea who they were at the time or any of the words they were shouting, but that concert is still the best live performance I've seen.


Saw these guys the same day... Twas a good day.


Some friends of mine who toured through here not long ago.

I'll hopefully have some good quality video of my own band by the end of the month. I don't listen to punk rock anymore, but I'll be damned if there's anything better to watch or play live. It's just pure energy.

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I got to hit the bed cause 3am is coming really quickly, but Ill put some vids up of some bands im into, Im sure most on here havent heard of.

@Fox..... good taste man.

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JamieO

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@Adam Cheers for posting your vids, the Rancid song is a fun choice, we can still hear it over at You Tube and your mate's band have a raw sound, I think I saw the singer's lungs launch out of his mouth, he was belting out the vocals at such a whack. lol.
I've included some indie/ alternative rock bands (below), to complement all of the punk appreciation (above) and to see if many NLife members also have an ear for indie tuneage.
I don't know why I have an affinity for summer songs in Autumn, but first up is Pavement's Summer Babe: Winter Version (below):

Next is Weezer's Undone: The Sweater Song (below):

***** Edit The You Tube link did not work embedded so I switched it to a live version *****

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MERG

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@JamieO...Celebrated Summer...truly a great, great song.

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Adam

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The Blue Album was awesome. It's sad that Weezer has only slowly gone downhill since. Should have just quit while they were ahead with Pinkerton. Fortunately Ozma came along to fill the gap. They sound a lot like old Weezer (and do a rocking cover of the Tetris song). I'd include a Youtube clip but I'm at work where Flash is disabled.

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MERG

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Man...I read the link about embedding videos...but I just don't get it. Can someone explain it a different way? What to I need to type?

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JamieO

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Cheers @MERG I'm a big Hüsker Dü fan, I've just been listening to Candy Apple Grey and I am well into their earlier Everything Falls Apart era recordings, too.
I am also a fan of later Bob Mould stuff, especially Sugar.
As for embedding:

  • The full url for this Sugar's If I can't Change Your Mind you tube video is:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHnFIaLp_ys
  • Type as below, but always use a squared bracket to open it [
    {youtube:
  • Copy the last part of the url after the ?v=
    aHnFIaLp_ys
  • Close it off with a closed square bracket
    ]
  • Combined it will be just like below, but with square brackets, not with { }
    {youtube:aHnFIaLp_ys}
    Below is the Sugar video (now rock out with a cardigan clad Mr Bob Mould):

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MERG

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@JamieO...I'm also a big Husker fan. Thankfully I was able to see them on their final tour. In regards to Candy Apple Grey, Too Far Down is possibly one of my all time favorite songs. I've continued on as a huge Bob Mould fan. I have seem about 5 times over the years.

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JamieO

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@MERG I must admit I am envious that you were able to see them live, not just once, but five times, fair play to you mate! By the time I became more clued up about music, they had split, so I bought more Sugar albums to start off with. I have never seen Sugar live either. I work with a fella who has seen a list of legendary bands and he reminices about seeing a Hüsker Dü gig as well.
The dynamic of two different vocal styles and songwriters worked brilliantly for Hüsker Dü, as it does with Minutemen, Dillinger Four, early Lemonheads, Taking Back Sunday and Blink 182 (who may be a bit discredited through mainstream success, but I actually really like early, rougher-round-the-edges Blink, like Cheshire Cat and Dude Ranch).
Good look with posting up some of your favourite songs, if you have any more trouble, then post the url link and I will embed it for you and make sure that I note that it is one of your picks. Cheers. :)

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MERG

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@JamieO...you misunderstood...I saw Husker Du once and Bob Mould 5 times. I got to see them as I am older than the average NintendoLifer (I would assume).

I think I am having trouble embedding because when I copy a link it doesn't paste as a link...it pastes as text. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong where that is concerned.

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JamieO

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@MERG It is still cool that you saw both Bob Mould and Hüsker Dü, and I'm still jealous. I am no spring chicken either, the older you are, the more great bands you get to see live!
Don't worry about copying the entire link, only copy the last 11 digits/numbers, directly after:
watch?v=
If it is copying lots of text, try copying the last 11 digits/numbers from the url from within the shaded box on the right hand side of the actual video, instead of copying it from the url from within your browser.
Sorry I can't help more mate, I am not very techie with such things! Good luck again :)

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MERG

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@JamieO...thanks for the help. And you're right about being older and having had the chance to see great bands...Cheers!

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MERG

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They aren't punk but they are definitely "alternative" (or just plain out there)....

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