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Offline English Natsie

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Re: What Are You About To Listen To ??? (2021)
« Reply #150: September 20, 2021, 04:03:09 AM »
Can't imagine what's drawing me to this, today... ;)


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Re: What Are You About To Listen To ??? (2021)
« Reply #151: September 20, 2021, 01:50:43 PM »
Can't imagine what's drawing me to this, today... ;)



Masochism?

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Offline English Natsie

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Re: What Are You About To Listen To ??? (2021)
« Reply #153: September 20, 2021, 05:20:42 PM »
Masochism?

Heaven forfend that I might have meant it for NatsinPWC and his fellow Iggles fans... :lol: 

If you're unfamiliar - it was a spoof track, making fun of the (then prevalent) 'flower-power' scene. The irony must have been lost on many, however, as it became a chart hit... :hysterical:

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« Reply #154: September 20, 2021, 05:32:19 PM »
Heaven forfend that I might have meant it for NatsinPWC and his fellow Iggles fans... :lol: 

If you're unfamiliar - it was a spoof track, making fun of the (then prevalent) 'flower-power' scene. The irony must have been lost on many, however, as it became a chart hit... :hysterical:
Unnecessarily cruel after a loss yesterday Natsie.

I remember the flower power songs but not that one?

This one should have been a spoof but I think they were serious.


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Re: What Are You About To Listen To ??? (2021)
« Reply #155: September 20, 2021, 05:46:47 PM »
I remember the flower power songs but not that one?

What about the hottest sound across the Atlantic since Mrs. Murphy's Chowder?



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Re: What Are You About To Listen To ??? (2021)
« Reply #156: September 20, 2021, 06:51:59 PM »
Unnecessarily cruel after a loss yesterday Natsie.

Apologies Nats - it was just meant in fun. I hope no offence taken. And the Chiefs did lose as well.... :roll:

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« Reply #157: September 20, 2021, 07:45:55 PM »


Apologies Nats - it was just meant in fun. I hope no offence taken. And the Chiefs did lose as well.... :roll:
No problem.  I was kidding.  After watching Philadelphia and DC sports teams for almost 60 years I am used to losing.  Lots of losing. 

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Re: What Are You About To Listen To ??? (2021)
« Reply #158: September 20, 2021, 09:29:16 PM »
 :clap:
What about the hottest sound across the Atlantic since Mrs. Murphy's Chowder?




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Re: What Are You About To Listen To ??? (2021)
« Reply #159: September 20, 2021, 09:43:59 PM »
Captured, Desperados Under the Eaves, and Beware of Darkness

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Re: What Are You About To Listen To ??? (2021)
« Reply #160: September 21, 2021, 10:37:50 AM »
Unnecessarily cruel after a loss yesterday Natsie.

I remember the flower power songs but not that one?

This one should have been a spoof but I think they were serious.



The actual title of that song was 'The Rain, the Park and the Other Things' (late summer/fall 1967). The Cowsills were a family act (sort of anticipating the Partridge Family a few years later) so I think the song could come down on both sides.

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« Reply #161: September 21, 2021, 10:51:06 AM »
The actual title of that song was 'The Rain, the Park and the Other Things' (late summer/fall 1967). The Cowsills were a family act (sort of anticipating the Partridge Family a few years later) so I think the song could come down on both sides.
I used to watch the Partridge Family on Friday nights because I thought Laurie Partridge was cute.

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« Reply #164: September 21, 2021, 08:32:18 PM »
Good call DPM, right on time :thumbs:

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« Reply #165: September 24, 2021, 07:12:39 PM »
To mark AFL Grand Final day - the greatest sports theme on the planet, as performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. :D


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« Reply #166: September 27, 2021, 10:14:43 PM »
According to their own description, "BAND-MAID is an impossibly hard rocking maid band." I think I can say without fear of contradiction that they are the hardest rocking maid band out there. That said, they don't really need the "maid" qualifier - they are just a great band - and if you ignore them at first look because of the image they chose, you are missing out. The image, BTW, was chosen by the band founder (and rhythm guitarist) who worked in a maid-themed cafe in Tokyo and liked the contrast between the cute image and the hard rocking.

The first song below was an instrumental, but the lead singer asked for lyrics to be added so she could take part. Also, note the energy with which they perform, while bearing in mind that these were the 21st and 22nd songs of a 23-song set.






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Re: What Are You About To Listen To ??? (2021)
« Reply #167: September 28, 2021, 04:06:25 AM »
They may have got the idea from the first J-Pop Cute / Metal crossover... :hysterical:


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« Reply #168: September 28, 2021, 10:50:05 AM »
Outstanding  :D

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« Reply #169: September 28, 2021, 12:46:29 PM »
According to their own description, "BAND-MAID is an impossibly hard rocking maid band." I think I can say without fear of contradiction that they are the hardest rocking maid band out there. That said, they don't really need the "maid" qualifier - they are just a great band - and if you ignore them at first look because of the image they chose, you are missing out. The image, BTW, was chosen by the band founder (and rhythm guitarist) who worked in a maid-themed cafe in Tokyo and liked the contrast between the cute image and the hard rocking.

The first song below was an instrumental, but the lead singer asked for lyrics to be added so she could take part. Also, note the energy with which they perform, while bearing in mind that these were the 21st and 22nd songs of a 23-song set.







Quality stuff.

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Re: What Are You About To Listen To ??? (2021)
« Reply #170: September 28, 2021, 03:48:50 PM »
They may have got the idea from the first J-Pop Cute / Metal crossover... :hysterical:
My understanding is that many Band-Maid fans take offense at comparisons to BabyMetal, because a Band-Maid is a home-grown band of musicians who play their own instruments, while BabyMetal is essentially manufactured by an executive of a J-Pop powerhouse, and the girls essentially are just singer/dancers fronting a band made up of session musicians.

I think the contrast is a bit overblown. The executive in question was apparently a big fan of metal, and felt that Suzuka Nakamoto had a voice and vocal range better suited to metal than J-Pop, so creating BabyMetal was more a fulfillment of a dream than a marketing gimmick. And on the other side, Miku Kobato, the founder of Band-Maid, herself didn't play an instrument when she created the band. She was originally to be the singer, but decided her voice wasn't well-suited to the music, so she recruited Saiki Atsumi. Miku has essentially been learning to play rhythm guitar since the band's debut, and has to her credit improved considerably. For what it's worth, in my opinion, Suzuka is a much better singer than Saiki.

BabyMetal has this weird mythos about the Fox God creating the group to bring metal to the masses. So, you have a group fronted by singer/dancers better known for other things than rock, backed by some of the best session musicians in the business, and on a mission from God. Sound familiar?

Again in my opinion, while "Gimme Chocolate" was BabyMetal's breakthrough, especially to Western audiences, it's a bit too pop to be a good representation of the group's range. Road of Resistance is good:



This performance at Sonisphere UK in 2014, where they had been unexpectedly moved to the main stage with little notice, famously won over the Western metalhead crowds.


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Re: What Are You About To Listen To ??? (2021)
« Reply #171: September 28, 2021, 04:57:49 PM »
Japanese thrash legends.


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Re: What Are You About To Listen To ??? (2021)
« Reply #172: September 28, 2021, 05:02:04 PM »
Getting ready for next weekend - Penalties v Turnovers (that's Iggles v Cheefs, for the uninitiated... ;))


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Re: What Are You About To Listen To ??? (2021)
« Reply #173: September 28, 2021, 05:56:17 PM »
Getting ready for next weekend - Penalties v Turnovers (that's Iggles v Cheefs, for the uninitiated... ;))


Must watching before the game. Greatest movie ever made.


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Re: What Are You About To Listen To ??? (2021)
« Reply #174: September 29, 2021, 12:52:39 PM »
I enjoyed reading angry comments about a mask requirement at a Slipknot show  :hysterical: