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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:08 pm 
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Hey guys

This thread is open only to Aussies and not anyone called Mr Bungle :) or anyone inclined to mention Floyd, Stones, or Jimmy-fcking-Page. 8)

Anyhoo, since we’re all living through the last reel of Star Wars - Rogue One...I’m getting some shit out there. The ‘Last Days of Chez Nous’ if you will.

Powderfinger - watched them in smoky basements since (near) the beginning.

This was their high-water mark, fame-wise (if not music-wise)

https://youtu.be/bAA7SOqM420

And no I don’t care if they’re MOR rubbish. I remember long hot surfing summers. :proud:


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And yes, I am happy to change the thread title to include Jonny Farnham, or Silverchair or You Am I, or anyone else - if this thread gets any traction


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:15 pm 
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Or Savage Garden, or DeltaGoodrem or Guy Sebastian
:uhoh:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:31 pm 
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I went to uni with a band member's sister. I've seen them about 30 times in various venues because free tickets are still free tickets and the Brisbane music scene in the 90's was straight up fire.

They are musical Mogadon though. I can't stand them. They have probably three songs that don't put me to sleep.

Don't @ me.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:33 pm 
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Fvk u jon eels


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Machine Gun Fellatio for me 8)


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Machine Gun Fellatio for me 8)


I bet you did. You durty bleeder.

:lol:


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Am I allowed on this thread if I saw them live in Australia?


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When I was in Oz, the music that was never off the radio was Something for Kate, Alex Lloyd, and Powderfinger. Odyssey Number Five had come out a few months before, and you just couldn't avoid it. Which was a good thing.


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frankster wrote:
Am I allowed on this thread if I saw them live in Australia?


Depends...

Did u like them? :uhoh:


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DOB wrote:
When I was in Oz, the music that was never off the radio was Something for Kate, Alex Lloyd, and Powderfinger. Odyssey Number Five had come out a few months before, and you just couldn't avoid it. Which was a good thing.



Good man. I wish you were our mod, right now.


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shanky wrote:
frankster wrote:
Am I allowed on this thread if I saw them live in Australia?


Depends...

Did u like them? :uhoh:


Yes. Yes I did 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:10 pm 
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Good man. :lol: :thumbup:


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Not one f**king mention of TISM :x


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:lol: I give up


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mr bungle wrote:
Not one f**king mention of TISM :x


Shocking lack of Farnsey or Barnesey too.


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DOB wrote:
mr bungle wrote:
Not one f**king mention of TISM :x


Shocking lack of Farnsey or Barnesey too.


Well...since you ask


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Big Pig


:nod:


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Big Pig


:nod:


Sorry?


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shanky wrote:
guy smiley wrote:
Big Pig


:nod:


Sorry?


Don’t be. We’re not judging here, remember.


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All these things into position
All these things we'll one day swallow whole

And fade out again and fade out again

Immerse your soul in love


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Saw them at the Brisbane Riverstage in the mid-noughties. They were good.

BUT...

They were supported by the John Butler Trio that night, who were completely off the charts and blew them away.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:32 pm 
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John Butler is an amazing artist.

I was more alternative so liked bands like Regurgitator, Skunhour, Frenzel Rhomb, Something for Kate, You Am I, Spiderbait (their first 3 albums) and the Living End. I understand the appeal of Powderfinger but they don't do it for me. Also, Bernard Fanning is a twat.

I voiced my opinion last year by the medium of Twitter and actually got some hate mail.

https://junkee.com/acdc-music-opinions/217764?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=Keywee&utm_campaign=newsletter&fbclid=IwAR1nTrUEQYTZ_aBAIImUYejhJx9JPWUrBPkxj0LXLa8YugAaO3Je0JuGR9Q


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They’ve grown on me over the years.


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I worked with a cousin of JB’s back when he was an unknown busker. We used to slip him free coffee. His manager is the father of the drummer in San Cisco... pretty cool crew to be fair, they do good things.

Never got the Spiderbait love. The Gurge were a better bet for me.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:07 pm 
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Thomas wrote:
John Butler is an amazing artist.

I was more alternative so liked bands like Regurgitator, Skunhour, Frenzel Rhomb, Something for Kate, You Am I, Spiderbait (their first 3 albums) and the Living End. I understand the appeal of Powderfinger but they don't do it for me. Also, Bernard Fanning is a twat.

I voiced my opinion last year by the medium of Twitter and actually got some hate mail.

https://junkee.com/acdc-music-opinions/217764?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=Keywee&utm_campaign=newsletter&fbclid=IwAR1nTrUEQYTZ_aBAIImUYejhJx9JPWUrBPkxj0LXLa8YugAaO3Je0JuGR9Q


The second half of the 90s was a great period in Aussie music - I loved Pollyanna, Violotene, Finiscad, Front End Loader, as well.


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When I first arrived, a mate slipped me several copies of the Finger's back catalogue.

Definitely influenced my decision to become a citizen :nod:

The Grates as well


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mr bungle wrote:
Not one f**king mention of TISM :x


Shanky may be a plum, but he's not a f*cking plum.


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I didn’t know you liked the Grates Mat? Drones too?


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guy smiley wrote:
I worked with a cousin of JB’s back when he was an unknown busker. We used to slip him free coffee. His manager is the father of the drummer in San Cisco... pretty cool crew to be fair, they do good things.

Never got the Spiderbait love. The Gurge were a better bet for me.


I used to watch the 'bait at The Tote Hotel in Collingwood in 1992-93. I reckon they played there over a dozen times. They were really fucken heavy back then. And they had a horns section.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnT-UOxINi8

The Unfinished Spanish Galleon of Finley Lake is a masterpiece. After that album Janet hooked up with Quan Yeomans from Regurgitator and their music got poppy. Fun fact: Quan's mum owned a Vietnamese restaurant over the road from the Gabba. It was one of the best Viet places in Brisbane. I'd eat there at least once a month.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:13 am 
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I sense the good guys are gaining the upper hand in this debate

Fvk u jon Thomas


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Thomas wrote:
John Butler is an amazing artist.

I was more alternative so liked bands like Regurgitator, Skunhour, Frenzel Rhomb, Something for Kate, You Am I, Spiderbait (their first 3 albums) and the Living End. I understand the appeal of Powderfinger but they don't do it for me. Also, Bernard Fanning is a twat.


My cousin sent me a copy of Unit when I was in college. It was very much one of those "wtf am I listening to here?" moments. "Fat Cop" was almost a poppy commercial hit single by comparison.

To this day I find my self humming "I like your old stuff better than your new stuff" every time I hear a late-career tune by any artist.


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If we're talking about good Aussie pub bands then the peak was Hoodoo Gurus and Hunters and Collectors.


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No one likes the Hunners, bro

Not even himself. Well, maybe


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DOB wrote:
Thomas wrote:
John Butler is an amazing artist.

I was more alternative so liked bands like Regurgitator, Skunhour, Frenzel Rhomb, Something for Kate, You Am I, Spiderbait (their first 3 albums) and the Living End. I understand the appeal of Powderfinger but they don't do it for me. Also, Bernard Fanning is a twat.


My cousin sent me a copy of Unit when I was in college. It was very much one of those "wtf am I listening to here?" moments. "Fat Cop" was almost a poppy commercial hit single by comparison.

To this day I find my self humming "I like your old stuff better than your new stuff" every time I hear a late-career tune by any artist.


I found Tu-Plang to be a better album. Some real weird shit on there. Their live shows were berserk.

When the first track is "I Sucked a Lot of Cock to Get Where I Am" and it is followed by "Kong Foo Sing" which is about fortune cookies, you know you're in for a hell of a ride.

In saying that, this song is peak Unit. It's super heavy and fast when they play it live and there's nothing quite like it when the whole crowd is singing I WILL LICK YOUR ARSEHOLE! I WILL LICK YOUR ARSEHOLE!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JBR1Gzcb8E


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No one likes the Hunners, bro

Not even himself. Well, maybe


My first live gig as a legal adult. La Trobe University in very early 1992. :thumbup:


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Caught Spiderbait live for the first time 3-4 years ago, I became a fan.


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La Trobe. Isn’t that a glorified TAFE?


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shanky wrote:
La Trobe. Isn’t that a glorified TAFE?


:roll:


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Silverchair, Tame Impala and John Butler Trio are Australia's finest, in my view.


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