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#2222

Fat guy dressing gown.

Amazing production. The type of beat I strive to make in my study but can’t.


#2223

For those who like their guitar workouts to be long and meandering, this one features the great Peter Green in tip top form.


#2224

I was in a shop buying my wife a birthday gift and heard this song over the store speakers. Picked up a little bit of the lyrics and found it in an internet search. I simply don’t have the time or desire to find new music these days, so it’s nice when something up your alley finds you. Also when you live o/s and it’s an Aussie artist they’re playing (well, she grew up in Sydney).


#2225

RAGE tonight is shaping up pretty well … especially for Metal Heads,

Judas Priest Guesting, … So far, … (since I logged on) …

JUDAS PRIEST Painkiller
ALICE COOPER - Billion Dollar Babie, …s (Att DJR. … :wink:)
MOTORHEAD Chase Is Better Than The Catch ,


#2226

l love this for the simplicity, repetition and elegant sparseness.


#2227

#2228

Roc Marciano is of my favourite rappers at the moment, been around for years but his rise has been slow. Pimp style raps but has a real poetic grit, flashes of blaxploitation ghetto imagery, low key beats, less aggression and more detail of the winners and losers of the underworld. A modern day Iceberg Slim - less cartoon ego rap more cold, cheap true crime paperback grit.

10CC sample.

Medley of his latest.


#2229

This one got me simply for the price of the conundrum in the chorus.


#2230

Dance music submission…hand claps, cow bells…good energy in the bridge from 2:05 (and vocal relief!)…


#2231

I prefer the original…less polished… the way the bass doesn’t come in until the 1 min 50 mark…

Aussie band Ups & Downs do a killer version of it in their live shows these days too…


#2232

Both are cracking versions of a great song. Many thanks for sharing these. i do like the stripped down version, the production creates so much space.

I didn’t realize Ups & Downs were still going. l followed them from the very early days, on 3 RRR. Somewhere back home in Oz l still have their “Lit by the Fuse” and
“Moments Away” singles, as well as their album.

This one has something of a Smithereens guitar feel to it. The vocal in this version sound a little slower than l remember them.


#2233

They reunited a few years ago for a few shows and kept it going. Saw them earlier this year - a GREAT show!! Managed to get my 30 year old CD signed by all 4 of them too! Lovely guys…
They’re about to release a new record which, if you liked their earlier stuff, is well worth the effort.
I’ve followed Greg Atkinson from U&D onto Big Heavy Stuff and now back to U&D again. What a great (and under-appreciated) talent…


#2234

This is for you…


#2235

Many thanks for that. Great new addition to their repertoire, a bit more uptempo than previous efforts, more emphasis on the guitar sound, same propulsive drumming mixed to the fore.

Meanwhile I just got through transcribing a favourite song from about 30 years ago, “Put Down The Gun,” by Peter Case. This is as close to C & W as l want to get, l prefer to think of it as American folk. Have a listen, you won’t regret it.

On the hills outside of town,
There’s a hiding place,
Where the green fields sway with lavender,
Most dirty Queen Anne’s lace,
Where the silent clouds go sailing
In a sea of Dutchman’s blue,
And the lonesome shack,
By the railroad cutting,
Make me think of you
And the train we missed.
I loved you from the first time
l looked upon your face.
Though l didn’t know your story,
I could feel your wild grace.
Now you got yourself in trouble,
But that ain’t nothing new,
Through thick and thin,
There’s always been,
Someone watching over you.
So put down the gun,
Put down the gun,
Put down your gun,
Put down the gun,
Put down the gun,
Put down your gun.
Well you grew up on the street,
Where the cops don’t go alone.
In a town just like a wishing well,
You were cast in like a stone.
Put down the gun,
Put down the gun,
Put down your gun,
Put down your gun,
And we’ll talk.
Now your friends all throw their lives away,
Just making the rounds,
And they can’t tell the difference
Between the shepherds and the clowns,
That go knocking down doors,
By the roadside every day,
Selling something you don’t want,
For a price you don’t want to pay.
So put down the gun,
Put down the gun,
Put down your gun,
You can put down the gun,
Put down the gun,
Put down your gun.
Well it’s a lonely road you’ve travelled,
That’s led you to this wall,
It’s a road that’s come unravelled,
Like it ain’t no road at all.
So put down the gun,
Put down the gun,
Put down your gun,
Put down your gun,
And we’ll talk.
Now l don’t want to swear it,
But it’s something that l heard,
A gun in the first act,
Always goes off in the third.
Now l don’t want to hurt you,
I don’t want to fight.
But there’ll be no third act at all,
If someone’s killed tonight.
Put down the gun,
Put down the gun,
Put down your gun,
You can put down the gun,
Put down the gun,
Put down your gun,
And we’ll talk.


#2236

That’s a wonderful tune with a top chorus, like you say, that never gets its due these days. I always stick it in playlists next to The Chameleons’ “Nostalgia”, another punchy catchy slice of post-punk that shreds over the revival bands of the past ten years.

Edit: nice call @BAAKKEERRRR I prefer the original 7” version of Independence Day too.


#2237

Sound familiar?


#2238

best rock song I’ve heard in a while.


#2239

#2240

im probably late to the party on this one, but WHAT THE FARKING CHRIST IS THIS???


#2241

l first heard this track in 1971, when Vince Lovegrove (ex Valentines) played it one Saturday morning on his TV show in Adelaide. Written by Richard and Mimi Farina, whom l have talked about previously in this thread. The track features a classy twin guitar attack featuring another Fairport Convention alumni Richard Thompson, and Tim Renwick (ex Southerland Brothers band) who toured as second guitar to Dave Gilmour on their 1988 world tour.

It’s a long, long way down to Reno Nevada
And a long, long way to your home
But the change in your pocket is beginning to grumble
And you reap just about what you’ve sown

You can walk down the street, pass your face in the window
You can keep on fooling around
You can work day and night, take a chance on promotion
You can fall through a hole in the ground

Now there ain’t no game like the game you’re playing
When you got a little something to lose
And there ain’t no time like the the time you been wasting
And you waste just about what you choose

There’s a man at the table and you know he’s been able
To return all the odds that you lay
Hey, but you can’t feed your hunger and you ain’t getting younger
And your tongue ain’t got nothing to say

And it’s a long, long way down to Reno Nevada
And a long, long way to your home
But the ground underneath you is beginning to tremble
And the sky up a above you has grown

There’s a time to be moving and a time to be grooving
And a time just for climbing the wall
But the odds have been doubled and it ain’t worth the trouble
And you’re never going nowhere at all

It’s a long, long way down to Reno Nevada
And a long, long way to your home
But the change in your pocket is beginning to grumble
And you reap just about what you’ve sown

There’s a man at the table and you know he’s been able
To return all the odds that you lay
Hey, but you can’t feed your hunger and you ain’t getting younger
And your tongue ain’t got nothing to say.