Monday, July 25, 2011

The Postal Service - Such Great Heights

There's no real reason for me picking this song today, no lightning strike moment of clarity, no epiphany, no live changing moment.

I simply just love it! And I'm pretty sure that the majority of you will also.

The Postal Service is Ben Gibbard who's better known for being the front man of Death Cab For Cutie, but he's pretty damn impressive when fronting The Postal Service as well.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Doors - People Are Strange

Jim said it best, people are strange - and thank god for that!

Imagine if we were all the bloody same. What a boring world it would be.

Individuality is what makes our friends and family unique and is also the reason we love them.

Sure they might be annoying or do things that concern or trouble us, but at the end of the day they're just strange in their own way and given the option we wouldn't change them for the world.

So embrace the strange, the wonderful and the cooky, for our lives would be far too much mundane without them.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Gotye- Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)

I'm absolutely loving this song at the moment.

Gotye has such a beautiful haunting voice that's always drawn me in like a moth to the flame and then he goes and gets Kimbra (my latest musical crush) to feature on his latest single. OK, Gotye, you've kinda got me hooked from the get go.

Then I watch the film clip. It starts out all Gotye nudist art retreat styles, kinda strange, but kinda cool.

Then the kicker, the smoking hot voice and body of Kimbra all painted up like some type of abstract awesomeness.

Can't wait to hear the rest of this album. Enjoy.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Grinspoon - Just Ace

The year was 1999 and it was the summer that Phil Jameson and Grinspoon helped me continually try to blow the bejesus out of my parents lounge room speakers. After all what's the point in playing Grinspoon if you don't have it cranked all the way up?

Weighing in at only 1minute and 46 seconds long, Grinspoon's Just Ace certainly packed a lot of punch for such a short tune. The clip has aged horribly, just take a look at Phil's sexy lipstick and nail polish. He wasn't even a Goth!

This tune is off the album, Guide To Better Living, and was full of Aussie rock gems that would be blasted out of my stereo for years to come.

They played in Victor Harbour for Schoolies, to which Katie and I managed to sneak in through a window, only to get to the stage and hear the band play their final song.

At least it was a good one!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Regurgitator - Blubber Boy/I Sucked A Lot Of Cock To Get Where I Am

Having a big reflection back at old Aussie albums of late and if you're talking classic 90's Aussie rock then you can't exclude Regurgitator.

The three rockers from Brisbane were a hit with the kids thanks to their rocking guitars and combination of electro beats and effects.

Tu-Plang was one of my first favourite albums and featured hits like Kong Foo Sing, Couldn't Do It, I Sucked A Lot Of Cock To Get Where I Am and of course Blubber Boy.

I couldn't pick between Blubber Boy and Sucked A Lot Of Cock, so I've posted both!

Blubber Boy has the official clip while Sucked A Lot Of Cock doesn't have a filmclip, so I found a reasonably humorous snippet from the net, plus you can hear the song, so all good.

The 'Gurge are getting back on the road and playing gigs at the moment, hope I can catch them live again as they never disappoint.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Living End - Tainted Love

The Living End have been a constant in the Aussie music industry, they're simply amazing and one of my favourite Aussie bands of all time.

Chris Cheney just seems to get better with every passing year. I saw him play at the Opera House as part of The Beatles White Album tribute and my god can that man play a mean guitar.

I remember seeing The Living End perform Tainted Love live on Recovery way back in the day and I fell in love with the band and the track.

They're the only band to feature in Triple J's hottest 100 for ten years straight, so clearly they must be doing something good!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Funeral Party - NYC Moves To The Sound Of LA

There's been plenty of screechy vocals and a truckload of cowbell busting out of my speakers this year. One could almost say, I've got a fever... and the only prescription is more cowbell!

Thankfully the Funeral Party are here to help me out with some cracking rock tunes highlighting the fact that New York may or may not be stealing (or borrowing) what some like to call the L.A. sound.

I don't particularly wanna get involved in the NY Vs L.A. beef, to be honest I'm happy to sit back and let them duke it out on their own, as long as The Funeral Party keep making cracking songs like this I'm going to be more than happy.

Friday, July 1, 2011

The Mess Hall - Pills

Last night I went and watched The Mess Hall belt out their brand of killer dirty blues rock and just like all the other crowds who have watched The Mess Hall over the last decade, we were not disappointed.

The Mess Hall are one of my favourite Aussie bands of the last decade. With six awesome albums and EPs they've got plenty of killer tunes but The Mess Hall really show their awesomeness when it comes to their rockin' live shows.

Two dudes, pumping out some serious noise. I've seen them at least 10 times and every single show just gets better and better.

So this weekend is going to be The Mess Hall appreciation extravaganza. I'm busting out all the albums and turning it up loud.

I suggest you do the same.

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