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EJSundayModerator
(acolyte)
07/13/04 09:52 AM
Fellow Countrymen new [re: Adam]  

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I am partly impressed and partly ashamed that you have heard of John Farnham


Everybody who was above the age of 10 in the middle 80s in Western Europe will have heard of him. And many will have suffered like Dara and myself.

A bit of a trick on your side, Adam, to occupy Shane McGowan for your country only because he sings of Australian veterans celebrating war horror as triumph (or does Shane have any Aussie roots?). And they didn't even win that battle. A top class song. Truly and thoroughly brilliant.

I liked Midnight Oil in the 80s as they sounded quite rocking and even rebellious for those times. Today I find them very dated though.

Anyway,

Top 10 Australian musicians from the top of my head:

- AC/DC
- Nick Cave
- Crowded House
- The Church (Newzeelanders, who cares)
- The Bee Gees (of English origin, but who isn't in Australia?)
- INXS
- The Go-Betweens
- The Saints

Not quite ten but I couldn't think of more.

Sherbet's "Howzat" was fun when it came out but there wasn't more good stuff to follow.

And I want to believe
In the madness that calls 'now'


AdamAdministrator
(acolyte)
07/13/04 10:14 AM
Re: Fellow Countrymen new [re: EJSunday]  

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A bit of a trick on your side, Adam, to occupy Shane McGowan for your country only because he sings of Australian veterans celebrating war horror as triumph (or does Shane have any Aussie roots?).


No trick at all because the song was not written by Shane but rather a little known Australian called Eric Bogle. Granted, I am not sure if I have heard Eric's version but I will be interested when I finally hear it. I just love McGowan's voice and delivery and the simple arrangement.

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And they didn't even win that battle. A top class song. Truly and thoroughly brilliant.


I agree totally. I think it is to Rum, Sodomy and the Lash what 'Rock n Roll Suicide' or 'The Bewlay Brothers' are to their respected albums.

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[Dara]
such gory delights as "Sadie The Cleaning Lady".


Matt sure has a sadistical musical streak in him.

That song would get regularly played to old John as his 'most embarassing musical moment' - his 'Laughing Gnome'. But Farnham does get much credit around more commercial musical circles. Tina Turner and Queen are big fans and although Bowie does have a personal record for his most consecutive shows at the Sydney Entertainment Centre (a total of 8), I am afraid that Farnham probably doubled that at the same venue around the same time Bowie set his own record. It's all a bit unfortunate that he gets elevated to such heights.

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EJSundayModerator
(acolyte)
07/13/04 10:23 AM
Gimme Your Hands, If You Still Got Them new [re: Adam]  

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I think the song is to Rum, Sodomy and the Lash what Rock n Roll Suicide or Bewlay Brothers were to their respected albums.


Good comparison, all epic closers indeed.


And I want to believe
In the madness that calls 'now'


diamondogz74
(acolyte)
07/13/04 03:46 PM
Third rate rubbish IMO new [re: Max_M]  

Whilst its nice of them to give Mr Bowie get well vibes, i cannot help but think, its just a bandwagon for them, to me, these are third rate acts

As for calling them STARS, that is something they will never be, nine day wonders YES, Stars NEVER.

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Third class Queen wannabes with mindnumbing falsetto choruses. Might be a good idea to steer well away.



They are rubbish IMO

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BigFatDog
(grinning soul)
07/14/04 06:52 AM
Re: Third rate rubbish IMO new [re: diamondogz74]  

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Third class Queen wannabes with mindnumbing falsetto choruses. Might be a good idea to steer well away.



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They are rubbish IMO


So are Queen IMO




diamondogz74
(acolyte)
07/14/04 08:31 AM
Queen are brilliant IMO new [re: BigFatDog]  

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So are Queen IMO


Have to disagree with you there, i think Queen were very good, Freddy Mercurys voice was beautiful, like no other


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pablopicasso
(stardust savant)
07/14/04 08:38 AM
Re: Queen are brilliant IMO new [re: diamondogz74]  

Queen were a great singles band, but unfortunately I have yet to enjoy a complete Queen album. Too much filler.

Get EJ downunder 2005.



RabbitFighter
(acolyte)
07/14/04 10:09 AM
Re: Queen are brilliant IMO new [re: pablopicasso]  

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I have yet to enjoy a complete Queen album


I used to be one disturbed kid with an unhealthy Freddie Mercury obsession but i'll have to agree with you to some extent. There are only handful of Queen albums that had the concistensy required for a classic if you ask me (Queen 2 being the most brilliant one). I blame it on Roger Taylor most of the time. The guy was able to ceate brilliant songs from time to time (Drowse being one of my all time favorite Queen songs) but i'm still quite certain that it was his output that dragged down the albums from brilliance. Curiously his solo career has been quite interesting and much better than what Brian and Freddie were able to come up with outside the band.

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than lonely high court judges


NoGame
(acolyte)
07/14/04 10:31 AM
Sing me a song new [re: RabbitFighter]  

Drowse is indeed fantastic. Good singing, even better guitar playing.

Although considered one of their weakest albums, I think Hot Space, which also features Under Pressure is a flawless Queen album. The later, more commercial albums, were one by one brilliant masterpieces. It truly was a kind of magic. Innuendo being the best of them all.

Actually, as long as Freddie's singing, I don't mind a flaw here or there. Freddie's voice has no equal.

Has anybody ever seen that statue of Freddie in Montreux. Of course I went to see it when I heard Bowie there in 2002. It's amazing. If Bowie should ever get a statue, where should it come then? Berlin?

NoGame

RabbitFighter
(acolyte)
07/14/04 11:09 AM
Another pervy Hot Space fancier new [re: NoGame]  

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Hot Space


So i'm not alone after all. Most Queen fans seem to spit on the album but i've yet to find out what's so diabolical about it. Catchy, dancable and Freddie's vocals are in top form. Reminds me of Let's Dance actually...

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as long as Freddie's singing, I don't mind a flaw here or there


Couldn't have said it better myself.

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