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Old 03-29-2015, 01:24 PM   #631 (permalink)
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Where was this? I missed that one. I dig that album.
Here http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...ml#post1474444
(Not so much a review as a few words and a video, but still...)
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Old 03-29-2015, 01:39 PM   #632 (permalink)
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Here http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...ml#post1474444
(Not so much a review as a few words and a video, but still...)
Just goes to show what a noob he was. Quorthon was clearly trying his hand at stoner rock. Grunge indeed.
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Old 03-29-2015, 04:27 PM   #633 (permalink)
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Thanks for featuring my review of Hellraiser! I really need to read Clive Barker's novels one of these days. People keep recommending them to me, and I'd probably have a blast with them.
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Old 04-05-2015, 12:10 PM   #634 (permalink)
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Default The Music Banter Members Journals Weekly Update Thread, week-ending April 5 2015

Ah, welcome, welcome! Come in, sit down. Now where were we? You were telling me last week that you seem to have lost the will to write, can't muster the enthusiasm, have no inspiration. No, no, I assure you it's nothing to be ashamed of. Happens to the best of us. Could happen to a bishop. If they were allowed write music blogs. Which of course they're not. Bad metaphor. Never mind, just sit down here and let's go through what's been happening down at Journaltown, see if you can get the old creative juices flowing, yes? Just lie back, close your eyes and listen to my voice...


Anteater is back with http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...ravaganza.html, and praise the Lord! In this Easter week he's looking into Christcoast! What is Chriscoast? Step this way and save your soul. Possibly.

I must just have missed Aux-in's update last week, so let it be known that in http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...continuum.html there is a “Bangers-only club” in force. How do you check it out? Ask your mouse to direct you...

Having received some feedback finally about good ol' George H, Black Francis is moving on to a band he discovered called Kas Product, and in http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...l-journey.html he's reviewing three of their albums, with the first up this week.

Arctic Monkeys, Amy Winehouse, O'Death and Agalloch all feature in http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...63-2013-a.html

while innerspaceboy is talking excitedly about the best concert of 2015 that you'll never have heard of, much less had tickets to, in http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...nnerspace.html and also querying how much artistes get back from Spotify?

http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...is-arcade.html is hopping, very successful and popular, and this week he's putting the spotlight on his favourite characters from games, as well as beginning a list of his top ten video games. But there's still time for music and in http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...nal-music.html he has more about the Franz Ferdinand/Sparks collaboration.

His lady on the other hand is kicking off a new journal (presumably motivated by the same “big news”) and in http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...de-sparks.html she's introducing the band and telling us who they are and why we should care.

Machine is giving his final verdict on Kendrick Lamaar's To pimp a butterfly in http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...-its-dumb.html

Pet_Sounds is considering the benefits of CanCon on http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...crap-heap.html. Don't know what that is? Me neither, till I read his article.

Winding up my discography of Tom Waits, I have a review of the monstrously huge Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards in http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...d-journal.html and with Star Trek Month coming to an end in http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...-emporium.html expect something totally opposite to sci-fi to hit there soon. There's a lot happening though in http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...ive-metal.html as we check out albums by The Moody Blues, Giles Giles and Fripp, and Caravan.

Dee Snider is at number 7 in http://www.musicbanter.com/members-j...y-history.html as Twisted Sister bring us closer to the top five for 1984, and in their shared journal, Unknown Soldier and Anteater (Antsoldier, perhaps? Gimme something to work with here guys!) look into the only Toto album I own, Toto IV, with their by-now-trademarked discussion to follow no doubt.


goes to Anteater, for this highly entertaining explanation of a term I didn't even know existed before this. Oh Lord I have seen the light! No I haven't.
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"Anteater...wtf is Christcoast?"

Pray...pray for your mortal SOULLLLLL


That's a great question kids! But to truly answer this question to any real degree of effectiveness, we must travel back in time to the good ol' 1980's, the decade where CCM (aka Christian Contemporary Music) because a multi-million dollar industry.

See, what some labels were beginning to realize at the end of the 70's (such as World Records and Myrrh Records) was that there was actually a huge market of Evangelical Steely Dan and Bread fans who didn't mind it much when smooth, jazzy grooves and their faith intersected. Hell, sometimes the results were pretty interesting, even if the album covers tended to range from abysmal to downright hilarious:







..and so on and so forth.

That being said, there are some real gems in this (arguable) genre of yacht rock, and a couple of key artists who are downright impeccable IMO. I'll highlight a few key songs below to those willing to get their feet washed in the holy waters of the Californian faithful:

October brought with it a desire in Briks/Isbjorn to investigate Punk and New Wave, and so he did. Firstly through a compilation as the month opened, and then more comprehensively via Blondie, DAF, The Sex Pistols and The Buzzcocks, The Stranglers and then My Chemical Romance. Four Non Blondes were also on the menu (hah! You wish, kid!) as were Morissey and more MCR, Xysma and Weezer. Feeling the need for Metal then he went all Mayhem, Deathcrush taking us into November.

Starting off with Kaizers Orchestra and then a review of Van Helsing (the movie) he then decided to get into folk, beginning with Bob Dylan. Soon after began his haiku reviews, which have been very well received and have become “a thing” around these parts. Stumbling over one of Ki's favourite post-rock albums in Kairon; IRSE! halfway through the month was followed by a review of Ozzy's Blizzard of Ozz and then he did his part, like all of us, for Urban's proposed-but-never-contributed-to Bowie Week, with a review of Hunky Dory. And that brought November to an end.

Well, that's it I'm afraid: our time has run out. What? No I can't, sorry. I have other patients waiting. Same time next week? You're making good progress, don't be downhearted. We'll soon cure you of this writer's block and you'll be back updating like, like ... well, like me I guess. Oh by the way, would this be a bad time to mention your last check bounced when I --- oh. You're gone. Well. There's always next week I guess.

Till then,
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Old 04-05-2015, 01:18 PM   #635 (permalink)
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Thnx for the mention TH.

I don't know were you gather enough dedication to do all this but im glad you do, this is like reading the MB times.
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Old 04-05-2015, 05:47 PM   #636 (permalink)
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Thnx for the mention TH.

I don't know were you gather enough dedication to do all this but im glad you do, this is like reading the MB times.
Well it helps that he skims a lot of our journals.
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Old 04-06-2015, 03:17 AM   #637 (permalink)
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and in their shared journal, Unknown Soldier and Anteater (Antsoldier, perhaps? Gimme something to work with here guys!) look into the only Toto album I own, Toto IV, with their by-now-trademarked discussion to follow no doubt.
This was actually mentioned in our chat section, that if somebody has just one Toto album it's nearly always this one.

Our chat section came up a bit later than normal this week.
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Old 04-06-2015, 08:29 AM   #638 (permalink)
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Well it helps that he skims a lot of our journals.
Now that's unfair. In fact, I skim them all...
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Old 04-06-2015, 09:10 AM   #639 (permalink)
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Now that's unfair. In fact, I skim them all...
Except for mine of course.
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Old 04-06-2015, 09:38 AM   #640 (permalink)
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He just skips that shit and assumes you're talking about how sexy Wolverine or Eric Adams is. I picture Trollheart as an intelligent individual so I'll assume he does the same.
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