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by XsInMyEyes
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Oasis
Replies: 48
Views: 12582

Re: Oasis

Their songcraft was certainly strong — although on the weak side, they were incredibly derivative — essentially you have got Sex Pistols baht ‘attitude (“Bring it on Down”), Slade (“Some Might Say”), T Rex (“Cigarettes n Alcohol”), Nirvana a bit less soul excepted (“Married with Children”) etc — and...
by XsInMyEyes
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Noise Rock!
Replies: 12
Views: 3488

Re: Noise Rock!

Jesus Lizard are a good band, and Scratch Acid are too — Serfa are a local act which I went to see before cockdown, and I thought they were great.

Like grunge, I view Neil Young as the godfather of noise-rock too, get your ears around some of the stuff on Live Rust.
by XsInMyEyes
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Jane's Addiction
Replies: 58
Views: 7942

Re: Jane's Addiction

This band is the one that I keep promising myself that I will listen to — I will buy an album probably, seeing as record retailers are once again opening their doors on the 3rd of December
by XsInMyEyes
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Other Music
Topic: The Jam
Replies: 5
Views: 1142

Re: The Jam

The Jam are one band that I do love quite a lot indeed -- what one thing really amazed me about the Jam, was how brilliant their lyrics were -- witty, to the point, not to mention highly intelligent, see "Down in the Tubestation at Midnight" -- considering in particular how Weller was so young at th...
by XsInMyEyes
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Strawberry Switchblade
Replies: 3
Views: 853

Re: Strawberry Switchblade

I have, as of recent, been delving into this duo’s back catalogue, finding in the process that a great deal of what they do, is highly enjoyable https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/images/smilies/orangesmile.gif — Even if the synths that make their album work what it is doesn’t quite do it for you — the ...
by XsInMyEyes
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Grunge in General
Topic: The age old question
Replies: 4
Views: 811

Re: The age old question

SEATTLE — and he/she who tries ... to question that... will be wasted!
by XsInMyEyes
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Games and Competitions
Topic: What are you currently listening to?
Replies: 11026
Views: 1481992

Re: What are you currently listening to?

Bubblegum Mafia, "Twist Twist"

These are a really obscure glam punk-inspired band. I don't know when this demo was recorded but they sound brilliant, and I've been very taken with them. The makings of a hit that never was here.
by XsInMyEyes
Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Games and Competitions
Topic: What are you currently listening to?
Replies: 11026
Views: 1481992

Re: What are you currently listening to?

Van Morrison, "Moondance"

I have spent YEARS searching for this song -- I was 10 at the absolute most, the last time I heard it. I finally found it in my father's record collection today.
by XsInMyEyes
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Dream cover versions.
Replies: 0
Views: 42

Dream cover versions.

I keep thinking if these but I never remember them. —- I'm sure we've all heard songs where we felt they'd suit a certain artist perfectly. Many a time, our fantasies came to be -- for me, this is with Kurt Cobain's evocative rendition of Bowie's "Man Who Sold the World" or Concrete Blonde giving fe...
by XsInMyEyes
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Concert News and Experiences
Topic: Next Concert your going to??
Replies: 138
Views: 39335

Re: Next Concert your going to??

Pearl Jam and Pixies at Hyde Park in July.
As I mentioned, Deep Purple and B.O.C next autumn in Leeds.
by XsInMyEyes
Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Sludge
Replies: 2
Views: 646

Re: Sludge

He’s around from time to time.
by XsInMyEyes
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Grunge Fashion
Topic: Tattoos
Replies: 106
Views: 19245

Re: Tattoos

Thanks.
by XsInMyEyes
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Games and Competitions
Topic: Who Am I?
Replies: 68
Views: 12485

Re: Who Am I?

That is a good guess, but it isn’t correct.

Next hint — possibly my best known song was based on an unknown homeless gentleman in a photograph.

Good to see you back, anyway.
by XsInMyEyes
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Games and Competitions
Topic: What are you currently listening to?
Replies: 11026
Views: 1481992

Re: What are you currently listening to?

The Proclaimers, "Cap in Hand" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdXeM4bHBhk An outstanding an emotional vocalisation of a nation's burning passion for liberty. I love the chorus hook in this song, it is so simple, yet it draws me in now as much as the first time I heard it -- Craig and Charles will al...
by XsInMyEyes
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Other Music
Topic: Musicians who changed their image...
Replies: 48
Views: 3776

Re: Musicians who changed their image...

I wish, I really do, people would stop confusing “glam rock” with “glam metal”. To boil it down to the simplest of terms, “glam rock” was a 70s trend, while “glam metal” was of the 80s, and that is only scratching the surface. — Really does get on me that — Manic Street Preachers fall under this cat...