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Thursday, 12 September 2019

Mick Trouble ?Shut Your Bleeding Gob You Git

quote [ Uuh-huu-huu-huu ? aaah! haa ? ]

Because shoutbox. The story of the lost artist seems to have been made up, though.
[SFW] [music] [+1 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@6:26amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 6 September 2019

A Decade of Music Is Lost on Your iPod. These Are The Deleted Years. Now Let Us Praise Them.

quote [ If you were an early adopter of Apple Music Store, as I was, everything you bought from 2003 to 2009 is stuck on a dusty iPod for which a charger can no longer be found, or on a MacBook that?s three MacBooks ago. Whether you bought that whole first Kaiser Chiefs album or just plunked down the 99 cents for ?I Predict A Riot,? you don?t have it anymore. It simply does not exist for you, and it didn?t even leave behind a record sleeve to let you know it ever did. Now the era is over, and only a handful of neglected Maxell compact discs reminds me that I used to be really into The Pipettes. ]

I still buy CDs and own a Zune.
[SFW] [music] [+4]
[by snowfox@8:43pmGMT] [22 comments]

Friday, 30 August 2019


quote [ Hardcore Architecture explores the relationship between the architecture of living spaces and the history of underground American hardcore bands in the 1980s. Band addresses are discovered using contact listings found in demo tape and record reviews published from 1982-89 in the fanzine MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL (MRR). Google Street View is used to capture photos of the homes. ]

An older artsy project, still an interesting view. There is a cool article about a Black Flag concert at the time that illustrates suburban youth pretty good to me.

Thumb is "Mechanized Death".
[SFW] [music] [+4 Original]
[by Paracetamol@6:27pmGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 12 August 2019

Northern Soul Top 500

quote [ The Twisted Wheel, the sound was Motown, Stax, Atlantic and their imitators ? American Soul music with an express train beat that found a spiritual home in England?s North and a name? ?Northern Soul?. ]

Coming from a music nerd's book, cobbling these together digitally got a rejuvenation in the earlier internet days. Find more thoughts and some of my favourites in the extended.

[SFW] [music] [+4 Underrated]
[by Paracetamol@7:40amGMT] [1 comment]

Virtual Crate Digging

quote [ Being a collector of physical media (mostly vinyl) in the digital age changes the experience to some degree. Much of it comes down to the all-knowing algorithm. ]

Yes, yes, let's dig through the crates
[SFW] [music] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Genesynth: A Sega Genesis-inspired synthesizer

quote [ My largest side project over the last year has been the Genesynth - an open-source hardware synthesizer inspired by the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive. It started with a crazy idea and amazingly ended up with a functional, incredible sounding synthesizer. ]

Cool DIY project. Love the irony of playing Zelda tunes on it.

[SFW] [music] [+3 Interesting]
[by JWWargo@8:10pmGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Roentgenizdat: The Strange Story of Soviet Music on the Bone

quote [ In the USSR during the cold war era, the music people could listen to was ruthlessly controlled by the State. But a secret underground subculture of music lovers and bootleggers defied the censor. Incredibly, they built their own recording machines and used an extraordinary means of copying forbidden jazz, rock 'n' roll and banned Russian music to risk making their own records. ]

Bootleggers secretly cut forbidden music onto discarded x-rays.

[SFW] [music] [+2 laz0r]
[by Ankylosaur@11:04pmGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 7 July 2019

The story of Rob Loonhouse: Air-guitar pioneer & the undisputed king of cardboard guitars

quote [ When Rob Loonhouse (born Robin Yeatman) started rubbing shoulders and banging heads with bands like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, he was gainfully employed as a wedding photographer. The photographer-by-day had a not-so-secret life which made him somewhat of a minor celebrity, or at least oddity. ]

I played air guitar and the place shook
[SFW] [music] [+2 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:51amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 30 June 2019

The Day the Music Burned

quote [ It was the biggest disaster in the history of the music business ? and almost nobody knew. This is the story of the 2008 Universal fire. ]

I follow the music industry fairly closely, particularly the technology and business of studio recording, and I was not aware of the impact of the fire described in the NY Times. The loss of so many master recordings makes me sad.

Link is to a summary article on the Vice website - a link to the original longer article in the New York Times is in the first sentence of the Vice article.

[SFW] [music] [+2 Sad]
[by Space_1889@7:32pmGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 28 June 2019

How Chinese Food Fueled the Rise of California Punk

quote [ For all their anti-conformity politics, says Ngo, the punks ?didn?t recognize the ways that their racism, their orientalism, were going into how they imagined her character and her policies. They were somehow astonished that if they came in and destroyed her restaurant, she might not want them back.? ]

Parallel societies or deeply tolerant? Probably neither, eh?
[SFW] [music] [+5 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@7:32pmGMT] [0 comments]

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