First record I ever bought as 9 year old was T. rex ride a white swan, second was Rolf Harris ! If you want really embarrassing, first ever gig I was 15 and got asked by bunch of friends to go to a cliff richard concert, not a cliff fan but went as fancied a girl. Two songs in realised it was a religious tour, no devil woman tonite. Still cringe at memory of everyone holding hands and singing allehluya.
I have electric 6s gay bar on vinyl, doesn't represent who I am or even my favourite genre of music, I just think it's a tune. It does raise questions when someone notices it for the 1st time, especially if they've not heard it, because I then feel the need to make them hear it and agree it's a tune
When I was 6 the first ever song I bought was Jimmy Somerville, mighty real. In my defence I just liked the cassette art. No excuses however when I purchased the Hamster Song. I was old enough to know better.
Remember seeing them a couple of times, also at Glastonbury (and maybe Reading 92?). The song I liked most by them was a cover of Public Enemy's '(She Watch) Channel Zero' if memory serves. Think I got a free 7" copy as it was given out at one of the gigs.
I would love to have seen Mars Volta.. Seen At The Drive in a couple of times. Once at Reading festival a long time ago (think I saw Sparta there aswell), and caught them at Cochella around 2012. Still, loud, mental and awesome.
Yes man! Only a matter of time before a fellow Ozrics fan chimed in....been with them since tape days, their highs and lows, but Brandi's playing with them heralded a great return to form....esp. "Mooncalf"...and gorgeous to boot :)
Early days eh? I was there at the Crypt in Deptford (still have my membership card) when they only had a couple of tapes :) My mate is a good friend of Ed, and still is, so I've been lucky enough to hang outa few times and share a spliff or several backstage.
Eds released a new album this year, which is well worth a listen - he's still got it! If you also liked the ullulators, you should really check out what Gavin has been up to too - he has released some amazing stuff lately - check out bandcamp for his stuff.
So many good bands on this link, I loved some of the early Monster Magnet and of course Black Sabbath are great. If you haven't heard of Elder they are good. As they've progressed they've really got some mellow flows.
It sounds like you’ve got a sweet shop! The 0.0 has got a real nice quality to it, it doesn’t send me into space or anything it just gives me a real nice lift that leaves me happily lazy, very hard to leave it alone.
Just listening to gill Scott herons first album ‘a new black poet’ , he still has the power to shock.who are today’s protest singers. Is urban rap and hip hop, choose your genre, the new protest platform. Or is it just a mysoginist, homophobic, violent twisted reflection of city life from those excluded from the mainstream. Is stormsy the new urban Dylan.?
There is still a pretty decent punk scene out there. (or was before the pandemic)Human Project, Random Hand, SB6, Crazy Arm- all inherently political. Solo artists- Babar Luck, Chris TT, Prolefeed, Carol Hodge.
personal fave on my rotation at the minute would be ‘the hunstman comes a marching’ chris tt. Check it out!
Don't want to start a war between them but... Dave > Stormzy :P
edit - don't know whats going on with lb but this post went wacky, anyway jokes aside Dave actually deserves a little shout in this. The live performance of Black was really invoking and things like Question Time and Children of the Internet will appeal to any stoned thinker haha :) - at least the UK scene isn't just kids dying on cough medicine after one youtube hit, wtf happened to America?!
I'd say for this definitely Run The Jewels. Akala is still about as well. Immortal technique is meant to be releasing a new album soon. I don't think we will see the likes of a band like RATM again for sometime
You've got a lot to choose from in metal. Check out some of the following: Body Count: Black Hoodie Body Count: No Lives Matter Lamb of God: Poison Dream Lamb of God: Now you've got something to die for Dead Label: Dystopian Complex Lock Horns: Blood and Oil Gojira: Silvera And I know this is basically a pisstake, but Dethklok Detharmonic in on point.
Unfortunately he grew up and joined new labour. Saw him live at least dozen times, used to do loads of small gigs and protests. I was in socialist workers party and he was doing loads of fundraisers for the miners.
Just as much intolerance on the left as on the right. We live in a shallow social media driven world. In which we all eat consume far too much whilst slowly killing ourselves and the planet. Facebook, mcdonald's,nike etc. It's a shallow,plastic world and that's not a suitable environment for growing protest singers.
I blame the growing influence of the network - attentions turning inwards as the younger generation start living in the fantasy of the online world. I showed my teenage step daughter the matrix the other day thinking she'd love it - her response "why would anyone choose not to stay in the matrix"!
Lucky enough to see Ozrics at several free festivals in late eighties and nineties, once so caned on micro dots I thought I was watching floyd from the meddle era. Great band , nice guys. In similar vein try the ;porcupine tree’
Miles Davis - "Miles in the Sky" Steve Hillage - "Rainbow Dome Musick" Neil Young - "Ragged Glory", "Live Rust" Ozrics - "Pungent Effulgent" Led Zep "II" Gong - "Angel's Egg", "You" Phish - any live Summer Jams on YouTube Dylan - "Blonde on Blonde" Thievery Corp - "Sounds from the Thievery Hi-Fi" Zappa - "Absolutely Free", "Hot Rats" Mike Oldfield - "Hergest Ridge", "Ommadawn" & most (live) Dead "Dark Star(s)" & "Eyes...." + checking out the recommendations here...
Its a personal choice and each to their own taste however if there is a list of great albums to listen to when stoned then Fleetwood Mac - Rumours has to be on it.If you have never heard it then you are missing out on one of the greatest albums ever made.
+1 for Rumours - there is a great documentary about the making of it...well, about the whole band, how they formed etc. They were basically hating each other when that album was made (which is obvious when you listen to the lyrics). Have a look for it on the iPlayer - well worth a look
Takes me back to the early 90's......that and Moon Safari by Air stand out for me. I listened to Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld by the Orb a lot back then too. I still roll this one out - another great toking album.
From avenged sevenfold through to chopin and everything in between. This is really awesome to listen to. If you want a nice hour musical journey one of the best albums I could listen to from start to finish is Smashing Pumpkins, Siamese Dream, and it's not traditionally my fav music. Or anything Led Zep.
Or as we used to call it....the ultimate album come down album! Not that this happens anymore, but...put this on as the last album of the night/morning after a night of raving and loads of mdma! Perfect!! Thanks for reminding me of this, been about 15 years since I listened to this beast!
You know it - that's how I first discovered it too. And yeah, It's been waaaayyyyy too long since I had one of those nights. As soon as the world gets back to normal I'm going to recreate 'the old days' :-)
Speaking to an old friend from days long gone and he told me his favourite memories from back in the early 90s was after clubs heading back to mine and I'd put Screamadelica on repeat while everyone chilled out and came down passing 'round the spliffs. Related this to a younger colleague and they had never listened to it! So, just in case there are any others who are unfamiliar with this masterpiece I thought I'd post a link to it so they can discover this album which, it so happens, is about to celebrate its 30th birthday on September 23!!!
edit: Unfortunately the full album doesn't play from the link so I'd recommend playing it in full on YT or Spotify etc. You REALLY need to play it all the way through, trust me!