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Music that floats your boat.

Unread post by SamhainP8 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:50 am

I’ve never liked falsetto in metal music (or otherwise) and would go so far as to say that back in the day I despised Judas Priest and any swinging dick in a Judas Priest T-shirt etc.

I had my iPod on shuffle a couple of weeks back though and a song caught my ear and on closer inspection it turned out to be King Diamond’s The Puppet Master.



I don’t even know where I got the MP3 from but I did a bit of clickety clicking and purchased King Diamond’s Abigail and Abigail II and despite serious lashings of falsetto used this shit rocks!



I’m a bit late in discovering King Diamond (and Merciful Fate) and sure it's cheesy and more than a little corny but it floats my boat big time ATM.
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Unread post by SamhainP8 » Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:12 am

Getting old is weird aye. I’ve hated olives all my life and now I can’t get enough of them and it seems that instead of developing an ear for jazz or classical music, I’ve developed an ear for 80’s power metal….

I’ve been caught out several times in the last week with my left hand held high in a backwards facing claw squeaking out “Oh, Deadly Omens” in my terrible attempt at falsetto metal….. :oops:

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Unread post by Examination_Hell » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:05 am

I quite like the King Diamond concept albums Them and the sequel Conspiracy.

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Unread post by SamhainP8 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:44 am

Examination_Hell wrote:I quite like the King Diamond concept albums Them and the sequel Conspiracy.
Yeah they are on my list to get once some ebay money comes through. :thumbsup:
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Unread post by MonkeyMagic » Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:17 am

SamhainP8 wrote:it seems that instead of developing an ear for jazz or classical music, I’ve developed an ear for 80’s power metal….
I grew up listening to this sort of stuff:

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Unread post by SamhainP8 » Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:00 pm

Examination_Hell wrote:I quite like the King Diamond concept albums Them and the sequel Conspiracy.
Downloading now, can't wait! :clap:
MonkeyMagic wrote:
SamhainP8 wrote:it seems that instead of developing an ear for jazz or classical music, I’ve developed an ear for 80’s power metal….
I grew up listening to this sort of stuff (Saxon).
I saw Saxon at Loud Park 2007 and from what I remember they were very popular with the J-crowd. Can't remember much else about them as all of my energy was going into remembering Satyricon's set, which was hard considering I was crying my eyes out in disappointment and then in pure joy.

I grew up listening to Iron Maiden, Slayer, D.R.I. and Samhain, I reckon I wouldn't have given old mate King Diamond a look in if I'd heard him back in the day but he gets me that hard I could pop fleas with it at the moment. :bye:
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Re: Music that floats your boat.

Unread post by MonkeyMagic » Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:28 pm

SamhainP8 wrote:I grew up listening to Iron Maiden
Up the irons! Killers and The Number of the Beast are classic albums.
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Unread post by SamhainP8 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:37 am

MonkeyMagic wrote:
SamhainP8 wrote:I grew up listening to Iron Maiden
Up the irons! Killers and The Number of the Beast are classic albums.
Yep, and after taking the wife to see them in Japan for the 'A Matter of Life and Death Tour' and in Aus for the 'Somewhere Back in Time Tour' she's right into them too :clap:
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Unread post by Are they the lemmings? » Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:49 pm

SamhainP8 wrote:
MonkeyMagic wrote:
SamhainP8 wrote:I grew up listening to Iron Maiden
Up the irons! Killers and The Number of the Beast are classic albums.
Yep, and after taking the wife to see them in Japan for the 'A Matter of Life and Death Tour' and in Aus for the 'Somewhere Back in Time Tour' she's right into them too :clap:
Mrs. Lemmings doesn't like Iron Maiden per se; she likes my terrible impersonation of Bruce Dickinson singing the "Six! Six six! The number of the beast" refrain. Trouble is, I only ever do it when I see that number somewhere, a number plate or something. So it's usually, "Six! Six six! The number of the Prius!" or the like. Oh well...

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Unread post by SamhainP8 » Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:32 pm

Are they the lemmings? wrote:Mrs. Lemmings doesn't like Iron Maiden per se; she likes my terrible impersonation of Bruce Dickinson singing the "Six! Six six! The number of the beast" refrain. Trouble is, I only ever do it when I see that number somewhere, a number plate or something. So it's usually, "Six! Six six! The number of the Prius!" or the like. Oh well...

♪ Bring yer daughter, bring yer daughter, to the slauuuuuughter. Let her go, let her go, let her go! ♪
:rotfl: My wife likes Iron Maiden because it's about the only band that I listen to that she can understand any of the lyrics. :eyes:
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Unread post by Are they the lemmings? » Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:48 pm

The weird thing is, I've never been a fan of metal, but Iron Maiden are an occasional exception. Any band with a member who pilots large passenger aircraft for pocket money is pretty cool in my book.
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Unread post by Examination_Hell » Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:45 am

I've recently been listening to Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds, it's surprisingly good.

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Unread post by SamhainP8 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:39 pm

Examination_Hell wrote:I've recently been listening to Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds, it's surprisingly good.
:clap: Yep that's awesome!
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Unread post by MonkeyMagic » Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:38 pm

Examination_Hell wrote:I've recently been listening to Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds, it's surprisingly good.
I first heard that at night whilst on a Summer Camp in Primary School. It scared the bejesus out of me! :jaw:
But I agree, it`s a great take on the original.

And keeping with the thread, I`ve been enjoying this Canadian retro seventies band called Black Mountain.

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Unread post by Shawn » Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:02 am

Johnny Cash. Love that boom-chick-a boom sound. :clap:

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Unread post by allblacks » Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:28 am

Say what you will. I like this a lot!

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Unread post by Are they the lemmings? » Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:40 am

Shawn wrote:Johnny Cash. Love that boom-chick-a boom sound. :clap:

/I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die.
:agree: Johnny Cash was great. I even liked the American Recordings series he did later in his career; interesting takes in songs like Nick Cave's Mercy Seat, Soundgarden's Rusty Cage, etc.
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Never gets old for me

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Unread post by RalphWiggum » Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:23 am

sambo- wrote:Never gets old for me

She Smells Sanitary - haven't heard that since my indie disco days in the early 90s. Had no idea they looked so camp!
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Unread post by sambo- » Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:37 pm

RalphWiggum wrote: She Smells Sanitary - haven't heard that since my indie disco days in the early 90s. Had no idea they looked so camp!
Super camp indeed. Always enjoyed the music though!
Langslave wrote:Hmmm, never could handle The Cult meself. Always thought them to be too posey and wannabe, especially the singer. Didnt like his voice either. Give me Motorhead and Lemmy anyday.
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Unread post by Are they the lemmings? » Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:05 am

sambo- wrote:ace of spades
Neil: We've been picked, right, to go on University Challenge tonight!
Vyvyan: To the station!
Mike: Music!

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Unread post by Are they the lemmings? » Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:51 am

I just read that Solomon Burke died. Man, that's sad. Now there's someone whose music really floats my boat - one of the great (but undervalued) soul singers. Most of his famous songs were made famous by other people covering them, perhaps the best-known being Everybody Needs Somebody ("I need you, you you..")
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Unread post by SamhainP8 » Sat May 28, 2011 7:06 pm

Some chick plucking out my all-time favourite song in the whole entire universe, Mother North.



Consider my boat floated twice over!!!
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A lot of people say that Cliff Burton was one of the best bassists ever. Watching him playing this makes me think they are right.

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Unread post by Are they the lemmings? » Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:31 pm

Not strictly music, but related. This from Uncyclopedia about the magnificent hair of Brian May from Queen:
Brian's hair is a grade A listed structure with its own dedicated maintenance team. [...] The team work from the bottom left of "Rock God Hair" over the top finally completing at the bottom of the right side. Such is the size of the bonce, it takes engineers over two years to condition every strand. Once completed, the task is immediately started again from the left side.

From June to September of 1979, May's power-fro went on a rampage in Dublin. Several salons and wig-makers were taken out in the first couple of months. [...] Unfortunately, our future hairy overlord was defeated at the Second Battle of Pantene. [...] After a three-day fight, Brian agreed to go back to playing guitar and stop trying to exterminate the Irish. Renovators in Ireland still find curly hair in water or wall cracks.

A Costa Coffee was built into the hair structure next to Brian's left ear-lobe for use by the workers and hair-tourists. [...]

Due to the enormous size of Brian's hair, it has collapsed many times, on some occasions killing members of the audience. This problem was fixed recently by applying Brill cream, which reinforces the hair's strength. [...]

Some say the notes to his guitar solo's just randomly drop out of his hair. No-one knows how or why, but damn thats awesome!
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Unread post by SamhainP8 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:45 pm

Just had a blast from the past with my iPlod on shuffle. :clap:

The Clowns of Decadence are the most entertaining live band I've ever seen.

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Unread post by SamhainP8 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:20 am

I like that as I get older I’m more open to music that I once thought was crap, like this:



Back in the day I thought Gorgoroth was stupid satanic crap and now while the severed heads and what not still do nothing for me, the relentless brutal noise and screaming tickles me in all my special places. Not to mention that rediscovering old stuff saves me a packet on itunes. :clap:

Get that up ya Kei! :lol:
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Unread post by allblacks » Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:53 am

Oh yeah?



I thought this was great when it came out. Still is!

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Unread post by SamhainP8 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:05 pm

Hah I've gone the opposite way with Pantera! I loved them back in the day but think I overdosed (like Phil!) and now usually skip them on the iPlod. Still think Dimebag rules on the axe (RIP) though and never skip Cemetary Gates. :clap:
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