Monday, January 31, 2011

Custard - Music Is Crap

The mid 90's was when I started really paying attention to music and listening to lots of new bands.

One of my favourites at the time was Brisbane band, Custard.

Dave McCormack (lead singer) has done so much over the years and this is certainly one of my favourite Aussie tunes.

Recorded live on Recovery, the band told Dylan that they hate music and that they don't have any influences, probably because they were told by aliens or something.

Also not sure why Dave is drumming and not singing in this clip, but they liked to mix things up and take the piss a fair bit, so I assume they're just being funny prankster muso kids.

Custard - Greatest Hits

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Pearl Jam - Porch

Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder, my god. So damn awesome. What can really be said about this song...

It's one of the best songs off one of the best albums ever made. Bam!

If half the music out there was made with anywhere near the passion and conviction that Vedder and Co do then we'd all be very lucky music fans indeed.

What the fuck is this world running to?
You didn't leave a message
At least i could have
Heard your voice one last time.
Daily minefield
This could be my time
How 'bout you?
Would you hit me?
Would you hit me?

TenBackspacerLive On Ten LegsVs.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Angus and Julia Stone - Big Jet Plane

So this song came in at number one in Triple J's Hottest 100 for 2010.

Not bad at all, but there's been plenty of banter about whether it should have won. Love it or hate it, it's certainly been one of the most popular songs of the last 12-months.

Angus said that the song is about some super-hottie he met at a music festival in Woodford and shared a bit of 'special time' with. And then he wrote this song.

When asked how they'd celebrate their Hottest 100 win, Angus stated he's smoke a big spliff and fall asleep on the ground. Party time!

PS - if your a fan of Angus, then you should check out his solo album. Band is called Lady Of The Sunshine and the album is called Smoking Gun.

Down The WayBook Like This (Dig)Smoking Gun

Monday, January 24, 2011

...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - Naked Sun

I've been a fan of ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead for many years now and I recently came across this very cool clip of theirs for, Naked Sun, which is from their 2006 album, So Divided.

The clip features a group of children wandering through the desert being spied on by their would be assassins.

Turns out these kids have rad superpowers and end up using them on the nasty baddies... with great results.

I love the effect with the wool, very cool indeed. Plus I'm sure if you listen closely to the lyrics there's an important message about sun safety in there somewhere.

Cool and educational!

So DividedWorlds ApartMadonnaSource Tags & Codes

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Gorillaz - Stylo

The Gorillaz have certainly come a long way and their sound has continually progressed and changed.

Their live act that's been touring the world solidly for the last 12 months has been receiving rave reviews and I'm really loving the track Stylo, off of their latest album.

The film clip is an absolute cracker and features Murdoc and D-2 taking part in a crazy high-speed chase with the cops, as well as Bruce Willis.

The tune is really cruisy and features special guests Mos Def and Bobby Womack combining their vocals with Damon Albarn to create some hip-pop magic.

Plastic BeachFeel Good Inc (Album Version)Clint Eastwood [Explicit]Gorillaz

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Radiohead - Street Spirit (Fade Out)

Radiohead make the most amazing music, we all know that. Derrr!
They have a truckload of amazing film clip too and Street Spirit is certainly one of them.

Just don’t cheer and carry on when they play it live…

"It drains me, and it shakes me, and hurts like hell every time I play it, looking out at thousands of people cheering and smiling, oblivious to the tragedy of its meaning, like when you're going to have your dog put down and it's wagging its tail on the way there. That's what they all look like, and it breaks my heart. I wish that song hadn't picked us as its catalysts, and so I don't claim it. It asks too much. I didn't write that song." - Thom Yorke

The combination of Yorke’s haunting vocals and striking imagery and super-slow motion (yep you all know I’m a sucker for the slow-mo) make this clip my song of the day.

The BendsOK ComputerKid aPablo Honey

Monday, January 17, 2011

Prince - Cream

Prince, such a cool little man!

I loved this song as a kid, I was only 10-years-old when it was released. In fact I was digging on it so much that Mum went out and bought me a Prince tape to play while on school holidays.

I was so young and innocent... little did I know that my new favourite song was quite possibly one of the raunchiest, sexually suggestive songs of all time.

I listened to the words in detail not that long ago, and was a little bit shocked. Can't believe my Mum used to let me run around singing this. No wonder I ended up working with bikini and lingerie models, it was my destiny. haha

Very Best ofHits & B-SidesUltimate Prince

Friday, January 14, 2011

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Bright Lit Blue Skies

One of the coolest and most varied albums of 2010, for me, was Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti's, Before Today.

Each song sounds so different yet oh so cool, and Bright Lit Blue Skies is a happy pop tune perfect for any lazy Sunday summer afternoon.

And although we haven't had the best summer, we have had our fair share of bright lit blue skies. So here's hoping that there's many more to come with lazy afternoons spent sitting on the beach and drinking ice cold beer.

Before Today

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Rapture - Whoo! Alright! Yeah! Uh-huh!

So as I've said before I went to the Falls Festival for New Years Eve.

I loved Public Enemy but I have to say my highlight for the entire festival was The Rapture.

It may have had something to do with the amount of beer and vodka I'd downed, but when this tune came on I sung and danced like a crazy man. I think I may have scared a few people but I didn't mind, I was having the time of my life.

People don't dance no more
They just stand there like this
They cross their arms and stare you down and drink and moan and piss

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Nada Surf - Blonde On Blonde

Well... Nada Surf, Blonde On Blonde, it's just one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard.

The New York three piece have been around since 92 and pumped out six albums in that time. This stunning tune is from their 2002 release, Let Go.

It's just such a soothing song that feels like a trip through the clouds in the arms of a loved one. Every time this song comes on I just drift away and forget about everything that troubles me.

It's like a soul cleansing in the form of pop rock genius, so hit the play button, find a comfortable seat, close those eyes and let your musical spa treatment begin.

Let GoHigh/LowNada Surf: The Proximity Effect


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