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Top 5 Top 5s.

1) Top 5 forum members called a ponce by Columbia_rocks_man
2) Top 5 forum member songs
3) Top 5 Wintersox poems
4) Top 5 JP-approved indie bands
5) Top 5 failed Mahoney ideas


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I've started listening to The Head On The Door, Disintegration and Kiss Me x3. I'd do a top5 songs, but the only weird choice at the moment would be The End Of The World, which I seriously love.

Anyway, my 5 favourite moments of Trash by the New York Dolls:
- The unhinged Traaeeeissh backing vocals.
- "And please don't ask me if I love you" + the first time the lead guitar enters with that lick.
- The bouncing bass that goes along with the marching drums, EVERY SINGLE TIME.
- The ghostly and soft "ooh ooh oooh" vocals that shouldn't probably work but they do.
- When after some minutes where nothing new really happens, it reaches the climax basically creating The Ramones.*

*Then it goes back to the start again with the additional Tra-ya-ya-ya backings, which would be the top6 moment.


Bizarrely have also had the cure on almost repeat since new year - particularly those two records.

1. Disintegration
2. Head on the Door
3. Pornography
4. Wish
5. Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (liable to change)

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I've started listening to The Head On The Door, Disintegration and Kiss Me x3. I'd do a top5 songs, but the only weird choice at the moment would be The End Of The World, which I seriously love.

Anyway, my 5 favourite moments of Trash by the New York Dolls:
- The unhinged Traaeeeissh backing vocals.
- "And please don't ask me if I love you" + the first time the lead guitar enters with that lick.
- The bouncing bass that goes along with the marching drums, EVERY SINGLE TIME.
- The ghostly and soft "ooh ooh oooh" vocals that shouldn't probably work but they do.
- When after some minutes where nothing new really happens, it reaches the climax basically creating The Ramones.*

*Then it goes back to the start again with the additional Tra-ya-ya-ya backings, which would be the top6 moment.



:-* I somehow missed this post.

New York Dolls have rarely been mentioned in Soapbox history. So far ahead of their time yet really don't get anywhere near the credit they deserve. The debut is one of the great punk/glam/rock & roll records

Passed up the opportunity to see them opening for ALICE COOPER about 10 years ago.

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« Jan 19, 2019 7:21:06 GMT »
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5 CD's I own in my collection of shit forgotten bands

The Star Spangles - Bazooka!!!
The Shining - True Skies
Hoggboy - Or 8? (I struggle to even remember what these sounded like)
The 'Burn - Sally O' Mattress (loved these so much at the time :D )
The Rain Band - The Rain Band

The Rain Band could have been successful had they came along about 5 years later when Kasabian happened. I maintain that Knee Deeper Down is a tune. Funnily enough they had another good one called Underdogs. Kasabian are just a shit tribute band.

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« Jan 19, 2019 7:36:17 GMT »
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i remember seeing hoggboy supporting GENE in norwich.

they had a kinda strokes sort of sound if i remember rightly. not awful but again probably one that came along at the wrong time to be successful.

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« Jan 19, 2019 7:44:38 GMT »
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I saw Gene play at the first gig I ever went to. You'd think they would have reformed by now, Olympian was pretty big in the day. Never did hear it.

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Top 5 Hip Hop Albums...

Main Source - Breaking Atoms
Notorious BIG - Ready to Die
Big L - Lifestylez ov da poor and dangerous
J Dilla - Donuts
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly

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Top 5 Jazz Albums...

Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and Sinner Lady
Joe Henderson-Multiple
Albert Ayler-Albert Ayler in Greenwich Village
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Sonny Clark - Cool Struttin'

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Top 5 Hip Hop Albums...

Main Source - Breaking Atoms
Notorious BIG - Ready to Die
Big L - Lifestylez ov da poor and dangerous
J Dilla - Donuts
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly


No 36 Chambers or even Liquid Swords? Wild.


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« Jan 30, 2019 20:15:28 GMT »
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He still has the hump with the WU after Ghostface played a 37 second gig in Norwich last year.

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Top 5 loudest gigs

1) My Bloody Valentine, 2008. They apparently used a full festival rig indoors. Absolutely insane. I can still hear You Made Me Realise
2) Dinsoaur Jnr, 2005. It was like being hit in the face with a shovel.
3) The Music, 2004
4) METZ, 2013
5) Bronto Skylift, 2014. Seminal Glasgow noise band who made DFA1979 sound like Motown

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He still has the hump with the WU after Ghostface played a 37 second gig in Norwich last year.


Everyone has a dodgy Wu-Tang live story. One of my favourites was one of the many times they played in Glasgow and they announced on stage: 'Method Man can't be here as he's filming an episode of CSI' :D


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« Jan 31, 2019 15:11:29 GMT »
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Top 5 loudest gigs

1) My Bloody Valentine, 2008. They apparently used a full festival rig indoors. Absolutely insane. I can still hear You Made Me Realise
2) Dinsoaur Jnr, 2005. It was like being hit in the face with a shovel.
3) The Music, 2004
4) METZ, 2013
5) Bronto Skylift, 2014. Seminal Glasgow noise band who made DFA1979 sound like Motown



1) MBV 2013 - took my earplugs out for about 30 seconds during you made me realize and they didn't stop ringing for 2 days
2) Jack White 2012. Played a club in montreal and I think he brought his arena rig with him, as when he opened with 'dead leaves and the dirty ground', the crowd got blown back about 5 feet. Almost unbearably loud.
3) AC/DC 2014
4) oasis 2003 - stood on the rail right in front of their (giant) speaker stack. I have regrets.
5) Nickelback 2012 - I wasn't actually at this show, but they played a festival about 2 km from my house and despite barricading my doors and windows, I could still hear them. Had to blast my TV on my headphones to avoid it.
Bonus: quietest show ever: Black keys 2013 - same festival setup as the aforementioned nickelback show. we were halfway between the stage and sound tent, and were able to carry on a conversation without raising our voices. people had to start chanting "turn it up" to get anyone to notice. Worst sound mix I've ever heard.

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« Jan 31, 2019 21:38:38 GMT »
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Top 5 Hip Hop Albums...

Main Source - Breaking Atoms
Notorious BIG - Ready to Die
Big L - Lifestylez ov da poor and dangerous
J Dilla - Donuts
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly


Top 5 golden age hip hop albums

Public Enemy- Nation of Millions
Eric B & Rakim - Paid in Full
Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded
The Jungle Brothers - Straght Out The Jungle
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory

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Top 5 albums, released in my lifetime, that it took me ages (years) to go into, but now I absolutely adore and feel like an idiot for not getting into sooner.

1. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
2. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
3. Interpol - Turn On the Bright Lights
4. Portishead - Third
5. Panda Bear - Person Pitch


I agree with every single one of them. Especially the first two and last one.

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« Jan 31, 2019 22:34:02 GMT »
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loudest gigs...

1, fuck buttons @ norwich waterfront
2, my bloody valentine @ hammersmith apollo
3, part chimp @ norwich arts centre
4, dinosaur jr @ cambridge junction
5, mogwai @ cambridge junction

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Gold should easily be his best record but he fucked it by having about 5 songs too many on there



Was thinking the same thing just recently, but are you the including the bonus tracks in that? I didn't realise for a while the last songs were bonus tracks and now I avoid flipping the D side of the vinyl for that reason. They ruin the album a tad. Goodnight, Hollywood Karl.

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« Feb 12, 2019 13:28:46 GMT »
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No, not the bonus tracks. Though I do love Cannonball days and the bar is a beautiful place.


New York, New York 3:47
Firecracker
Answering Bell 3:02
La Cienega Just Smiled 4:59
The Rescue Blues 3:36
Somehow, Someday 4:23
When the Stars Go Blue 3:31
Nobody Girl 9:39
Sylvia Plath 4:08
Wild Flowers 4:55
Cannonball Days 3:22
Harder Now That It's Over 4:31
The Bar Is a Beautiful Place 5:50


I've put no thought into running order here, but these 13 tracks would have made it killer. I've always thought enemy fire was so poo. Should have ended the record with nobody girl.

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« Feb 12, 2019 16:15:12 GMT »
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Some of the songs on the first side bore me a bit now but Wild Flowers and Harder Now That It's Over are my favourites off the record. I think it goes without saying it's his most accessible album but feel it's his 5th or so best in terms of longevity.

Oh and Goodnight, Hollywood Blvd. is a great closer - can't believe you didn't include it. But I'll pay extra attention to those two bonus tracks you mentioned.

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« Feb 12, 2019 16:46:29 GMT »
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I think it's the safe production that holds it back. If you've not, check out the versions on youtube from Suicide Handbook, which I believe were early versions he intended to release before the record company got involved. It feels more in line with his debut in terms of production/simplicity.


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