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Musical Mystery Machine.. Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

A crazy sunshiney day. 

Drunks and kooks line the footpath.

The bomb squad setting up a cordon down the block. 

Double parking divas in 4 Wheel drives scowl at a world in which no amount of highly prized machinery will ever satisfy their every need.

Me?

I choose to plug in and float by immersed in the mystery of The Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

 

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Sweet Soul Sister - Bettye LaVette

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Sweet Soul Sister - Bettye LaVette

It's a voice that could stand down entire armies.

Bittersweet, knowing, street smart, sexy and oh so soulful.

 

The legendary Bettye LaVette's new album "Worthy" will hit your sweet soul spot. 

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Produced by Joe Henry, it's an album that has space in all the right places, and room for that voice to do its thing.

Bettye's choice of material is always top shelf. 

Worthy of your attention?

Indeed it is. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kinky Afro Beat

What better way to shake off the Monday blues than with a soundsplash from the king of Afro Beat, Fela Kuti. 

Currently enjoying the soundtrack to the film. Can't wait to see it!  

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A Courtney you can love. - Courtney Barnett.

She's done it again!

Courtney Barnett returns with confirmation that she's the queen of street wise indie rock. 

http://KEXP.ORG presents Courtney Barnett performing "Pedestrian At Best" live at The Triple Door as part of KEXP's VIP Club Concerts. Recorded July 7, 2014. Audio Engineer: Craig Montgomery Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Shelly Corbett, Luke Knecht & Justin Wilmore Editor: Jim Beckmann http://kexp.org

She's so far ahead of the pack the rest of them need a map to catch her...



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Meet The New Gods

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Meet The New Gods

 

1st musical find of 2015 Melbourne's New Gods and their  LP "Beloved". 

 

A quiet walk on the dark side of the street.  

Compelling.

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The Cure's Low Hanging Fruit...

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The Cure's Low Hanging Fruit...

So it's a bright, warm, sunny summers day. 

All the more reason to get your goth on.

Rediscover the single proof misery of The Cure's "The Hanging Garden" from their epic masterpiece of misery "Promography" from 1982.

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When The Mullets Ruled The World

High waisted double pleated pants.

Carefully cultivated mullets, fretless bass guitars and fountains of Fairlight frippery.

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It's everything they told you was wrong with the 80's.

Bollocks.

It's in the songs. It always was, always will be.

Evetything else can wait.

 

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Ride - Still Tastes Good..

Between the awfulness of the late 80's and the ragged glory of grunge, there were a few pieces of flotsam one could cling to.

Ride tuned into a lost frequency. Loud, melodic and abstract, they saved indie rock from a future ruled by Ned's Atomic Dustbin and EMF.

Imagine that. 

I know, unbelievable.. 

 

 

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Sticky Fingers - Your Favourite New Band.

Ok, I'll admit it. I fall in love with a new band every other week.

I'm a fool for a good tune.

That's why I'm as giddy as a school kid with a bag of wizz fizz after discovering Sydney's Sticky Fingers.

Bogan Funk? Yobbo Dub? Yep. And it rings my bell! 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Huge Slice of Big Dumb Rock - The Cult..

You try to live right. Low cal diet,  high octane exercise, curbing the sugar binges and binning the beers.

For crissakes, you gotta have some vices don't ya?

I'm craving a huge slice of big, dumb arsed rock. Enormous lumps of the stuff. With added air guitar and bullet belts.

The Cult will do just nicely thanks..

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Archie Bronson Outfit - "We Are Floating"

Ok. So there are multiple beards involved and a bass player wearing a dodgy cape.

It's enough to have a sensible chap calling 000 and asking for assistance.

Except this rocks. In  a weirdly backyard hick psychedelic way. 

Imagine The Black Keys were bunch of suburban dead beats punching cones and tripping on daytime TV.

Ok, too close to the truth. 

Dig it.

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Every Day Genius - Damon Albarn.

Who would have picked it?

The cocky kid in the high street tracksuit blagging on about "Girls & Boys" and would turn out to be the musical genius of his generation?

Damon Albarn is just that.

Daring, restless, inquisitive, fearless and prolific. He's all that and more. 

And his latest album "Everyday Robots" is the finest loungin' around in your pajamas album of 2014!

I can't wait to see him perform it live later in the year.

 

 

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Still Suffering "The Bends" 20 Years On.

@SaintFrankly: Cranking @radiohead "The Bends" in our Rio flat. Struck me this album is about to turn 20.. Life speeds up, huh? 

 

 

Here's Radiohead live in 1995 announcing to the world that it is set to be conquered. 

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Bobby Womack Called Home...

Sad day for the soul. 

Bobby Womack called home. He was thrilling until the end. 

His last work some of his best. 


Thank you Bobby. You sang how we all imagined we might. 

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