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skywake

jump wrote:

Maybe it's just Rambler who keeps mentioning them (I can't be arsed to check) but I'm surprised My Bloody Valentine have been mentioned so much. I'm not complaining as they are a good band, they are just one of those bands where time moves on and they are less relevant nowadays

I'm sure I did. Anyways, I've kinda avoided mentioning the kinds of bands everyone knows in this thread a bit. Much rather turn someone onto Idles or King Gizzard than sing the praises of Radiohead or The Beatles. With that said, here's a playlist of the music I listened to the most in the 2010s. Top 100 tracks, no duplicate artists. Pretty much entirely rock:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3XPSlwajF3IpdwXmk4BtSD?si=0...

And that playlist litterally starts off like this so.... I should probably be raving about MBV....
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Some Aussie musics: Pond, TFS, Genesis Owusu
"Don't stir the pot" is a nice way of saying "they're too dumb to reason with"

jump

@skywake Well some people in this thread have only just listened to Rage Against The Machine so who knows what people have been to exposed to already. A couple of years ago on the last tour before Keith Flint passed away, I was talking to someone at work and mentioned how I was going to see Prodigy that night and they said they have never heard of them which blew my mind but in hindsight they were a teenager who only listens to rap so I shouldn't be surprised.

I'm surprised you listen to Blur, they are a good band (apart from when Graham Coxon left and they tried to do EDM) and are bigger than say Slowdive but I always assumed they were only big in the UK as they are very British in a way which I thought wouldn't translate to other countries.

I should really start using Spotify more just so I can keep track to what I'm listening to but I've seen so many DIY bands I like mention how the royalties from streaming are joke so I prefer to buy the music plus I with no wi-fi on the train Spotify isn't much help for the daily commute.

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Severian

Here's a good rock band from Japan who have that 90s alternative lo-fi sound, Pen Pals:

Severian

Rambler

@Bizaster
Rock bands from a particular country? For example, I have a liking for some Belgian rock/metal bands at the moment

Rambler

jump

@Rambler My knowledge is a little thin for Belgian bands, is Belgium big for rock? France, Germany, Sweden and some other mainland Euro countries have fairly strong scenes but apart from Millionaire I don't know any Belgian bands. Even the biggest Belgian act I know is Soulwax/2ManyDjs.

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Rambler

@jump
I've no idea TBH!
I was thinking of the more extreme end, but back in the 90s there were Deus, Gore Slut, Zita Swoon, Vive La Fête (who did the amazing Noir Desire).

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jump

@Rambler I saw your warning about Amenra live and went straight to it lol.

Not that hanging stuff from their piercings isn't extreme but I've actually seen worse before. The Dillinger Escape Plan's frontman once took a poop on the stage and threw it at the crowd, only for someone in the crowd to pick it up and throw it back at him. Then there was another time I saw The Dwarves and the bass player who is always naked apart from his lucha mask peed on a girl in the crowd, that time annoyed me as she was about 5 feet away from me and I felt some of the splash yet I still ended up seeing them again.

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Rambler

@jump
Aiii, you've seen the dwarves! Would've loved to have seen them.
Doesn't that DEP story get worse as well?

Only really mad gigs I have been to have been Converge (twice) with a terrifying pit, and The Coughs, where one of my friends ended up with bite marks on their ankle.

Rambler

jump

@Rambler The time I saw The Dillinger Escape Plan was at Reading festival when I was a young fresh faced kid and I was expecting good clean wholesome fun only to be shocked by these rock and roll antics. I'm assuming they have did it again but took it another step up which is what you heard?

Yeah, I love The Dawrves. I've seen them a few times, the last time was 3ish years ago. They had Queen's Of The Stone Age's Nick Oliveri as part of the line up then. Before the they played Nick was just walking around the venue talking to people.

I don't know The Coughs but I've seen Converge, they were fun live.

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@jump
I'm taking the view that this is a family-friendly site!!
Never saw DEP live and really regret that (and not because of the stage antics).

Coughs were noise rock with two percussionists and a saxophonist with a singer sounded a bit like Jacob from Converge, or Caro from Oathbreaker. Fright Makes Right by them is one of my all-time faves
They were on Load Records if that points you in any direction (even though there was quite a few of them and they didn't wear masks).

Converge always had great local support as well. Lots of metallic hardcore fun

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Severian

@Bizaster Yep! They had a great alternate version of it too!

Severian

jump

I've just got tixs for what will be my fist gig in almost 2 years, in your face covid! ūü§ė

It's going to be to see the excellent Frank Turner with a decent support band in Skinny Lister too. I've seen both of them before and are really good live but Skinny Lister use to do this thing at each show of having a jug of rum and giving it to the crowd where they would then take a sip and pass to the person next to them, I'm not sure how that would work in today's covid world.

The lyrics of this song make me laugh, it's about being so drunk you think you're Rocky but then get beat up. lol

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@jump if the crowd is vaccinated/herd immunity passing a jug should be fine.
If you are visiting festivals you shouldn¬īt worry about covid to much. I¬īve been to Kingsday, it starts of fine with people keeping distance and wearing masks. Every one starts boozing, getting drunk. Next thing the masks goes of and the distance is ignored. Everyone ended up being fine.

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SpringDivorce

@Rambler
Dillinger were AMAZING live. No antics the three times I saw them, well, unless playing guitar upside-down hanging from the venue's pipework counts as 'antics', just blisteringly loud and tight performances. I'm gutted they've split, but respect tremendously the way they went about it.

I've heard Oathbreaker as they are/have been on the same label that put out the last Planes Mistaken For Stars album - Deathwish - right? Pretty sure I found them a tad heavy for my taste at the time, but I'll give them another listen when I'm not at work. I've a mate heavily into Amenra, he literally spends six months a year doing nothing at all but working stupid hours so he can take off and do the Euro festival circuit for the rest of it, he's seen them in some stunning venues.

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jump

@CactusMan Well even if you're vaccinated you can still be a carrier however it was more of a comment of the ideas of hygiene nowadays so that hundreds of people all drinking from the same jug is probably not a good idea.

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Rambler

@SpringDivorce
I'm starting to go green with envy now!

Deathwish is Kurt from Converge's label, so quite a varied roster, as long as it's a bit heavy.
Oathbreaker are kinda proggy black metal, in the way Tiamat are proggy death metal (I will fight anybody who disses Wildhoney). Both have their gentle sides.

Amenra have quiet thoughtful passages as well, but are generally an absolutely punishingly heavy experience.
They do seem to play some lovely venues! I saw them in a working mans' club (with the mighty Boris supporting).

Rambler

Lugazz

Brazilian power metal group: Hibria
Some really good songs, got the chance to see them live when they opened for Megadeth, who in turn opened for Black Sabbath during the album 13 tour

Lugazz

SpringDivorce

@Rambler

Converge played here (Wigan) a few times when I was, oh, 18-20 (so 1995 - 1997). We had a hotel - The Grand - that used to throw Hardcore all-dayers, and Converge headlined once or twice. If I'm not mistaken, Refused were at one of them as well. Happy days.

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CactusMan

@Rambler

That is mostly interesting only thing I¬īm aware couse I live on the border with Belgium. There must be rockbands all over the world.

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