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Marxo_Grouch
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(Date Posted:10/11/2010 7:11 PM)

New 'currently listening to' thread.

In my case, it would be 'Se un giorno accadesse' by The Bedboys. This is one of the best Italian hardcore bands I've heard in a while. It often takes me time to warm to bands from the big boot, but the EP this song is from grabbed me pretty much right from the first listen.
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The_Masked_Claw
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RE:And There's Always Music in the Air...
(Date Posted:10/12/2010 8:51 AM)

Soothing vocal stylings from the likes of Morcheeba and Samantha James here of late.
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Mayzshon
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Re:And There's Always Music in the Air...
(Date Posted:10/14/2010 1:59 PM)

Meatloaf's "Bat out of Hell III".  While the curtailed involvement of Jim Steinman prevents this from riing to level of either of it's two predecessors, there's still some good stuff here, including two songs from Steinman's never-produced "Batman" musical.

Although in the "Perhaps I'm Over-thinking the Lyrics" Dept: The song "Bad for Good" contains the lyrics "I wasn't built for for comfort, I was built for speed".
Now, unless this song is sung from the viewpoint of an anthropomorphic motorcycle, I'm guessing this is innuendo, but what the hell is he saying?
"It won't feel good, but I'm a pre-mature ejaculator"?
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TheOneTrueElSanto
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Re:And There's Always Music in the Air...
(Date Posted:10/14/2010 2:13 PM)

Reply to Mayzshon (10/14/2010 3:59 PM)
Although in the "Perhaps I'm Over-thinking the Lyrics" Dept: The song "Bad for Good" contains the lyrics "I wasn't built for for comfort, I was built for speed".
Now, unless this song is sung from the viewpoint of an anthropomorphic motorcycle, I'm guessing this is innuendo, but what the hell is he saying?
"It won't feel good, but I'm a pre-mature ejaculator"?

Huh.  Has Meatloaf seen himself lately?  Or, frankly, ever?  Clearly he's built for comfort rather than speed.

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Mayzshon
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Re:And There's Always Music in the Air...
(Date Posted:10/14/2010 2:57 PM)

Yeah, that thought ran through my head too.
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Marxo_Grouch
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RE:And There's Always Music in the Air...
(Date Posted:10/15/2010 4:16 PM)

'From Bob to Alice/Gloria' by The Affectives. All-girl New York pop-punk that sounds like it would have been more comfortable coming out a few years earlier than its '82 release date. Not my preferred style, but actually pretty good. Not sure who "Alice" is since I don't think she's ever mentioned in the song.

Edited to add: Unless it's an offhand reference to the swinger movie Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, except that came out in '69 and who the hell would Gloria be?

(Message edited by Marxo_Grouch On 10/15/2010 4:21 PM)
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TheOneTrueElSanto
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RE:And There's Always Music in the Air...
(Date Posted:10/15/2010 10:17 PM)

"Midget" by VKTMS.


He's so short-- yeah!
He's so fine
And all three-foot-three of him is mine
Mine-mine-mine-mine mine-mine-mine-mine, yeah!
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Count0
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RE:And There's Always Music in the Air...
(Date Posted:10/15/2010 11:12 PM)

"Bad For Good," I believe, was actually written by Steinman, as he had an album of the same title (complete with cover art that, as much as I like Steinman's music, is so over-the-top and van-arty that it couldn't be appropriate for anything but a Jim Steinman album). And there was a song on it called "Bad For Good."So, having never actually heard either album, I'd say there's a fair chance Meat was just covering that one. And Steinman, back in his day, was built significantly more for speed than Meat Loaf ever was.
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Mayzshon
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Re:And There's Always Music in the Air...
(Date Posted:10/16/2010 4:01 PM)

Yeah, you're right, it is the same song. But, since Meatloaf's the first one I heard singing it, he's the one that comes into my mind when I hear it.

I love Steinman as a sonwriter, but I have to admit this isn't the first time he's written lyrics that make me stop and say "WTF?"

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The_Masked_Claw
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RE:And There's Always Music in the Air...
(Date Posted:10/16/2010 10:03 PM)

I've never even heard of him before.  But that album art?  Oy Vey!
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Mayzshon
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RE:And There's Always Music in the Air...
(Date Posted:10/17/2010 5:10 AM)

Ever heard Meatloaf's Bat Out Hell or Bat out of hell II albums? Jim steinman wrote all the songs on them. He tends to write dramatic, rock opera type stuff.
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Count0
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RE:And There's Always Music in the Air...
(Date Posted:10/17/2010 7:27 AM)

He also wrote "Total Eclipse of the Heart," and all the music in Streets of Fire.
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Marxo_Grouch
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RE:And There's Always Music in the Air...
(Date Posted:10/21/2010 1:12 AM)

'No Such Thing' by The Clitboys. Their name makes them sound like they might be some kind of scumrock outfit, but I would actually classify this as a direct precursor to what would come to be known as posi-punk, only with slightly less of the hyperactive enthusiasm that made you wish the posi-punks would drop the straight edge for an hour or so and try lighting up a bone. As to the C-Boys themselves, it's catchy early-'80s hardcore out of Milwaukee that just oozes integrity. (They even have a song called 'Gay's OK,' which, sad to say, can't have been an easy sell in those days.)
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TheOneTrueElSanto
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Re:And There's Always Music in the Air...
(Date Posted:10/21/2010 7:11 AM)

Reply to Marxo_Grouch (10/21/2010 3:12 AM)

They even have a song called 'Gay's OK,' which, sad to say, can't have been an easy sell in those days.

Certainly not in the midwest, if the local popularity of the Meatmen was any indication.  Might have gone over better down in Austin, where MDC, the Dicks, and the Big Boys were among the biggest bands in town.

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Marxo_Grouch
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RE:And There's Always Music in the Air...
(Date Posted:10/22/2010 6:09 PM)

Yeah, it's funny to think that there was a time when being a gay punk meant that one of your best bets scenewise was to hie yourself to...Texas.

I was going to say that an interesting comparison could be made with New York, which has, despite being one of the most liberal cities on the planet, an odd streak of conservatism in its punk scene, but since Austin is actually known for being a pretty liberal city itself, the parallel isn't quite there.
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Mayzshon
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RE:And There's Always Music in the Air...
(Date Posted:10/22/2010 10:07 PM)

Thanks partly to Zero pointing it out earlier in the thread, I've been listening to Jim Steinman's Bad For Good. Steinman has a good voice, but sadly it's just not "big" enough to do justice to the songs.

Let's face it: Fat people sing better than skinny people, however skinny people look better in leather pants, thus leading to their dominance of rock-n-roll.

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Count0
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Reply To Mayzshon
(Date Posted:10/23/2010 9:43 AM)

Reply to Mayzshon (10/22/2010 11:07 PM)

Thanks partly to Zero pointing it out earlier in the thread, I've been listening to Jim Steinman's Bad For Good. Steinman has a good voice, but sadly it's just not "big" enough to do justice to the songs.

Yeah, the only times I've ever actually heard Steinman's voice are the intro to "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth" and "Wasted Youth" (I do need to listen to Bad For Good at some point, though), and I can't really imagine him singing something like "I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" or "All Revved Up With No Place to Go" and selling them nearly as well as Meat Loaf does.
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Marxo_Grouch
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RE:And There's Always Music in the Air...
(Date Posted:10/29/2010 9:04 PM)

While doing a little research on the truly great Boston band The Freeze, I dicovered that there was an earlier Scottish band called The Freeze too. I don't know that they have any other releases apart from the three-song EP that I downloaded but I'm definitely going to look into it. Right now, I'm listening to the song 'Paranoia,' which is great. The second song, which has an odd name that escapes me right now, is cool too. The third song is kind of repetitive (although I may like it more after further listens), but the name is something that most here should be able to appreciate: 'Psychodalek Nightmares.'
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Marxo_Grouch
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RE:And There's Always Music in the Air...
(Date Posted:11/05/2010 6:54 PM)

'Bombenterror,' the title track from a four-song EP by German band The Marplotz. For some reason I've had a recent streak of getting one really good acquisition after another and this continues the trend.
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screamingturnip
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Re:And There's Always Music in the Air...
(Date Posted:11/08/2010 9:11 AM)

 Listened to a song produced by Billy's namesake called Cheap Red Wine. Wasn't expecting Honkey Tonk, it's pretty good. Although, I'm sorta judging inside of the sub genre of Honky Tonk but it's decent regardless. Problem is, I'm kinda conditioned to just leave my body when I hear Honky Tonk anymore.
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Bergerjacques
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Re:And There's Always Music in the Air...
(Date Posted:11/08/2010 11:29 AM)

Reply to Count0 (10/15/2010 11:12 PM)
"Bad For Good," I believe, was actually written by Steinman, as he had an album of the same title (complete with cover art that, as much as I like Steinman's music, is so over-the-top and van-arty that it couldn't be appropriate for anything but a Jim Steinman album). And there was a song on it called "Bad For Good."So, having never actually heard either album, I'd say there's a fair chance Meat was just covering that one. And Steinman, back in his day, was built significantly more for speed than Meat Loaf ever was.

I owned that album. I bought it because there was a single from the album on the jukebox at the local pizza place where the high school kids all hung out. The title cut was "Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through" which was typical Steinman fare. But on the b-side of the single was "Love and Death and an American Guitar." This was a yelled word poem behind a wash of moog synthesizers, an over-the-top melodramatic ode to Steinman's love of a rock and roll guitar. The song lay there unplayed for several weeks until I, a kid who could generally be counted on to play the songs nobody ever played on the jukebox, selected the letter-number combination for that song. Most of it was weird and incredibly stupid, but the end of it had Steinman bellowing, "GOD DAMMIT DADDY! You know I love you, BUT YOU GOT A HELLUVA A LOT TO LEARN ABOUT ROCK AND ROLL!"
Well, he yelled GOD DAMMIT and suddenly that was the most played song on the jukebox until the owners ripped it out of there.
The single came as an extra on the album - a bonus track, if you will, complete with an LP spindle hole.
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