What are you listening to at the moment?

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mecano

27 Feb 2018, 17:30

dreis wrote: Under Pressure - Queen
Under Pressure - Queen & David Bowie :!:
Great song indeed…

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harthag

07 Mar 2018, 08:49

http://radiooooo.com/

HAWAII - MOOD: WEIRD :mrgreen:

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mecano

07 Mar 2018, 09:22

Really funny ;)

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Dingster

07 Mar 2018, 17:51

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCUx5WKIZ1E
Easy on the ears black metal :D

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wobbled

07 Mar 2018, 23:24

Dingster wrote: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCUx5WKIZ1E
Easy on the ears black metal :D
Ooo I approve!!

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mike52787
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08 Mar 2018, 04:21

wobbled wrote: Ooo I approve!!
I love volbeat too! great workout music.

also... another psych/blues rock gem from the early 70s

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Dingster

10 Mar 2018, 14:32

One of the best metal albums :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkkYLZrrTto

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green-squid

16 Mar 2018, 20:28

Boney M - Gotta Go Home (I love this song! :) )

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PlacaFromHell

17 Mar 2018, 01:23

Carlos Gardel - La Violeta. My so, SO beautiful and lovely literature teacher showed me this song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8D8IyR9xEfs

davkol

17 Mar 2018, 12:17

that video :o :lol: :shock: :lol:

davkol

17 Mar 2018, 12:58

Going on a tangent here…

When I was in school, a friend listened to Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers etc. a lot, and called it "electronic music". I thought it was weird, because when someone said "electronic music", I imagined techno/house/dubstep, which sounded nothing like this. I've only recently learned that the genre is called "(big) beat".

Which makes it even more confusing, considering that popular Western genres like jazz or later rock were banned in the eastern bloc as "imperialist" or "bourgeois", thus it was called "big beat" in Central Europe instead, to avoid censorship. And so, a lot of especially older people still call rock "bigbít", the most popular rock radio station goes under the name "BEAT" etc.

Now, I've learned that in the Soviet Union, they officially called it "vocal and instrumental ensemble music", which covered almost everything from state-approved kitschy pop-rock to psychedelic rock. Some more famous examples:

the former
the latter

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mike52787
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17 Mar 2018, 14:49

davkol wrote: the latter
oh my. I love obscure psych rock like this, great track. Now I have to track it down on vinyl... easier said than done

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mecano

17 Mar 2018, 14:53

That Doc-Mykacah made my day too, thanks!
I always wondered how people like Dunaj, Pavel Fatj and Iva Bittová (saw here live in Paris in the late 90's, amazing gig, I even recorded it) were considered in Czech Republic. Funny thing there is a Z Kopce record from 1989 called Big Beat, never heard it though ;)

davkol

17 Mar 2018, 22:23

It's Dos-Mukasan in Latin [alphabet]. Unfortunately, most other stuff that I've heard from them isn't as good (unless you like that kind of [folk-]pop[-rock]). :(

About Czech music, well, what you've linked is avant-garde and sort of by definition outside mainstream. (Bittová is a sort of popular actress in a way, though.)

I guess one unusual thing was that plenty of musicians, who became successful state-approved pop singers during normalization, started with "bigbeat" bands, often playing progressive/art rock or covers of classic Western rock with (often very well) rewritten localized lyrics (which they often tried even later in their official production)—a couple of examples:

Marie Rottrová: Lásko voníš deštěm (Black Sabbath: She's Gone)
Jiří Schelinger: Šípková růženka (Deep Purple: Soldier of Fortune)
Meanwhile, others stayed more or less underground and typically got banned at some point.

Flamengo: Kuře v hodinkách
Blue Effect: Čajovna
Synkopy 61: Xantipa

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fohat
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17 Mar 2018, 23:24

davkol wrote:
called it "electronic music". I thought it was weird, because when someone said "electronic music", I imagined
You think that is weird? I am an old man:

http://www.factmag.com/2014/05/29/the-g ... and-1960s/

My 2 favorite pieces of "electronic music"?

Steve Reich - It's Gonna Rain
Richard Trythall - Ommagio a Jerry Lee Lewis

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depletedvespene

18 Mar 2018, 15:50

Fine. I'm gonna outweird you all — in Spanish, too.
(hopefully this won't get me banned)

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Dingster

18 Mar 2018, 16:28

Scientifically proven to increase deadlift... Also an awesome song :D

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Myoth

18 Mar 2018, 18:49


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mecano

18 Mar 2018, 20:27


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mecano

18 Mar 2018, 20:30


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Myoth

18 Mar 2018, 20:40

Odezenne is such a nice band, je veux te baiser is a niiiice song

I prefer those two though


and if you like Odezenne, I'm sure you'd like Hippocampe Fou :

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mecano

18 Mar 2018, 22:15

Sure they are ;) especially if you were responding at the same level I did :shock: :o
They made many nice lyrics like on On nait on vit on meurt and Vodka.
And no, didn't really enjoyed Fou+Faye, except bits of the music on the second track music and the intro joke ahaha didn't know it.

But if you like odezenne you may like this

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uncletobai

19 Mar 2018, 17:41

My favorite performance of all time

davkol

20 Mar 2018, 20:13

Thanks, Reddit.

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mike52787
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21 Mar 2018, 04:03


davkol

27 Mar 2018, 11:32

I've recently learned that there's a couple of new DragonForce releases, and so I'm listening to Maximum Overload to find out, if it's any less repetitive and… basically any different from the previous albums.

The answer is no thus far. This is the only song that I've liked:

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Blaise170
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27 Mar 2018, 14:44


samuelcable

27 Mar 2018, 14:46

Blaise170 wrote:
I fuckin love this song


even though I can't even understand it

samuelcable

27 Mar 2018, 14:47


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green-squid

28 Mar 2018, 19:50

Notorious B.I.G - Mo Money Mo Problems
Great song, and it also applies to a lot of you guys on the forum/ mech subreddit/geekhack! :o

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