du_husker

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As an Australian, I can assure everyone that our political leaders are as depressingly disappointing as anywhere else in the world. So much so we've have resorted to waterboarding for kicks...
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November 29, 2016 on Australian EDM Fest Offered Free Waterboarding
Phew... leaves the door open for Kid Rock.
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November 18, 2016 on Vince Neil Isn’t Playing Trump’s Inauguration After All
So I guess the inauguration will consist of a flying drum kit, fireworks, dancing strippers and Vince doing his most regal version of Girls, girls, girls.
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November 18, 2016 on Vince Neil To Play Donald Trump’s Inauguration
Remember when these guys were revered because they refused to do videos and when they finally made one, it was fucking One. I guess we all mellow as we get older.
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November 16, 2016 on Metallica Are Releasing A Video For Every Hardwired…To Self-Destruct Track Today
The real question is, what was on the playlist that sent her mental? I suspect it was the Eagles...
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October 18, 2016 on Russell Crowe Throws Azealia Banks Out Of His Hotel Party In Bizarre Incident
Finally! Voices of reason addressing this terrible clown epidemic...
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October 7, 2016 on Insane Clown Posse Address Killer Clown Epidemic Sweeping Across America
As a life long fan to Bob Mould, this write up made me smile. Hard to believe the intensity he brings to every single show but he always shows up giving everything he can to these songs and the audience.
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September 19, 2016 on 6 Memorable Sets From Riot Fest Chicago 2016 Saturday
I just checked, it was called weekends. Can't decide if it's bad retrospectively or tainted through the lense of the modern bep....
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September 9, 2016 on We Have Reached Peak Vinyl
I haaaaaate the Black Eyed Peas (sorry, I just do) but I also remember when they were a credible alt hip hop act pre-Fergie. It seems weird now but they played just before NIN at a festival in the 2000s I was at and everyone loved that song about Saturday. Were they any good on those early albums (ie not the suckage we know and hate) or is that just a false memory?
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September 9, 2016 on We Have Reached Peak Vinyl
I saw the film last night (working on Australian time here). Just devastating...
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September 8, 2016 on Stream Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree
This really is a mystery. I saw Mudvayne because they were playing on the stage next to At the Drive In at a Big Day Out. So while I was waiting for ATDI, I got to witness them in full flight - I like some metal but they were pretty rubbish from memory. Then ATDI came out and played for 15 minutes or so before someone threw a shoe at Cedric and they left the stage in a huff = (it was a great performance but they really fucking hated Australian audiences: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbWjkOhW5m8). Disappointing but I did get shake Joe Strummer's hand that day so not a total write off...
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August 25, 2016 on How The Hell Did Mudvayne Ever Win A VMA?
He's playing Wollongong and Newcastle but not Sydney. Typical Morrissey...
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July 27, 2016 on Morrissey Announces Fall Tour
Agreed on the new music. I keep returning to this video from a couple of years ago of her singing Sunday Morning with Billy Bragg, super cute how they interact: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Yg6xDAekPI
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July 6, 2016 on Courtney Barnett – “Elevator Operator” Video
As much as I love Metallica (Battery - c'mon!), I'd be pissed off if I was eating a burrito and was suddenly chewing on a concert ticket. Don't mess with my burrito, some things are sacred.
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July 1, 2016 on BREAKING: Metallica VIP Tickets Not Hidden In Tucson-Area Burritos
I haven't gotten to this but I really, really recommend reading a book by one of the co-creators Rich Cohen called the Sun and the moon and the Rolling Stones. A clear eyed look at their peak period which is really well written even if you know that period well. He's incredibly uncomplimentary about Mick in most of it too which makes me wonder how he got the Vinyl gig...,
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June 23, 2016 on HBO Cancels Vinyl
Hey man, we all want the site to thrive and if this is the compromise we have to make, go for it. I still hate it being part of the content but if the deals are curated, curate the hell out of them. Am I interested in a tape player? Not really. Half price Velvet underground vinyl boxset? I'll click. If it's specifically about the music that we're all here for and love, it'd probably be less distracting. Sorry if I sound like a contrary prick, stereogum is by far my favourite music site and it's all about the love.
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June 10, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
i understand that everyone's got to make a living but I find the curated deals dressed up as stories kind of distracting and offensive. There's a saying in Australia 'sticks out like dog's balls on a wedding cake.' Is it wrong I'm so offended by this? If you're going to put these bullshit posts up at least have the comments section open so I can tell the spin media shills to go fuck themselves once in a while.
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June 10, 2016 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I agree. It's probably the most underrated of her catalogue and I was dreading seeing where it would land - happy to see it at number 2 but it actually edges out Rid Of Me for me.
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April 20, 2016 on PJ Harvey Albums From Worst To Best
It's interesting that these figures only go back to 1991 as I wonder how it would stack up against the mega albums of the 80's like Thriller? I think it's a similar formula - creating music that is embraced by multiple generations. I could easily solve my Christmas gift buying conundrums by buying 25 for my mum, my girlfriend and my niece and they'd probably all like it. I have a feeling it's going to be a very Adele Christmas this year...
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December 5, 2015 on Adele’s 25 Becomes First Album To Sell 1M Copies In Multiple Weeks
Neat concept. Can't wait for the U2 Live Crew one...
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November 10, 2015 on Jimmy Kimmel’s Next Mashup Monday Is “Joss Stone Temple Pilots”
A million times this. I can't put my finger on why that record has such a disconnect as the first two are so great. Production maybe... Uh oh.
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October 26, 2015 on Band Of Horses Finishing New Album Produced By Jason Lytle
A friend of mine who is a big Bob head explained that the release of the bootleg series has a lot to do with the 50 year copyright rule in a lot of countries. So many of these songs are bootlegged that if they weren't released officially within fifty years of being recorded, third parties could release them legitimately in some territories. The bootleg is as much about intellectual property as servicing fans. Sorry to say, the 70's demos you crave probably won't come out until the mid 2020's.
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September 24, 2015 on Bob Dylan Announces The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12
No Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack. Disappointing....
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August 28, 2015 on Amazon Is Producing Its Own Vinyl Starting With 5 ’80s Soundtracks
Great article. I run a small label out of Sydney with a buddy of mine. We are both in our forties so vinyl is part of our DNA. I come at it being a fan of aesthetic and the ritual. When I listen to vinyl, I tend to be more engaged, I don't skip from song to song like I do on digital and you know you've got to turn it over at some point so if I suddenly notice it's been silent for a while, maybe I haven't being paying enough attention. Playing vinyl for me puts the music front and centre rather than it being a background thing – it's a personal thing I guess and I love all my old (admittedly terrible) records from my childhood and teenage metal years. That said, I spend all day at work with Spotify on – I'm not snobbish about it, I just love music whether it is digital, cd or vinyl. We started the label to release a few records by bands we were fans of primarily on vinyl (but we release on cd as well – way cheaper). Neither of us realised what a clusterfuck it would be even though my buddy has been pressing things on vinyl for years. Apart from being pretty expensive, we received a batch of records which were entirely scuffed and others that had just been destroyed through shoddy packaging (Australia is a long away from the pressing plants of Europe and the States. There is one pressing plant in Melbourne but it was more expensive than getting the records printed overseas.) Anyhow, what really killed it for us was the lead times. When you're dealing with artists who are pretty much ready to go, telling them they'll have to wait six months to launch the vinyl just kills the momentum. We've done releases by getting the cd out first followed by the vinyl a few months later but the sales never really flow (although we're dealing with pretty obscure bands here so any sales are a blessing). We don't expect to make huge amounts of money (if any – none so far anyhow) but we're passionate about the bands and want to see their records out in the world so we persevere. There are rewards: one of the proudest moments of my life was holding a vinyl pressing of an album I really love which I brought to fruition (even if I now have a backshed full of them). I have to admit when I went to Record Store Day and saw a dozen Deep Purple reissues, I was kind of livid knowing that old copies are half the price in the second hand bargain bin in the store and the records I was releasing had probably been delayed to get them pressed. Still, I have a bunch of friends who run record stores and RSD offers them a nice little bump where they end up selling a lot more than the RSD special items (which always arrive late to Australia and even if you're after something, it rarely is available). Anyhow, I don't think there's an easy answer to all of this. I love that people are buying records again but until the production end is sorted out, we'll continue to have this tension.
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July 27, 2015 on Have We Reached Peak Vinyl?
Every time I read something about streaming I remind myself that Fugazi is on Spotify. Somehow this seems to make everything ok.
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July 14, 2015 on Lars Ulrich Loves Streaming, Hates Modern Music
If you're looking for a definition Grohl I'd say he's the drummer on the best Queens of the Stone Age record. That said, I saw the Foo Fighters on that first tour at a festival and they were pretty fun live and Dave spent a lot of time talking about how great Jawbreaker were (they'd played earlier that day). Ahh the 90's...
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July 3, 2015 on Foo Fighters Turns 20
Well, I guess it's tomorrow in Australia because they're already up on Spotify here and I'm listening to Dirty Deeds right now. Fuck the fun police, I love this stuff.
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June 30, 2015 on AC/DC Finally Coming To Streaming Services Tomorrow
This might be the first time I'm glad to see the words 'This video is not available in your country.'
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September 25, 2014 on The Who – “Be Lucky”
I predict a picture of Seal in 5, 4, 3, 2...
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September 22, 2014 on Tanya Tagaq Wins 2014 Polaris Prize, Says “Fuck PETA”