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  • ReverendReverend Frets: 2066
    Some of the most creative guitar playing I've heard in a very long time.



    Have you checked out Star Gazer from oz as well?
    Might also be worth having a listen to Deathspell Omega, Urfaust 

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  • equalsqlequalsql Frets: 3879
    Completely out of the blue I chanced upon Band Maid and what little hair I have left is still frazzled and smoking.



    (pronounced: equal-sequel)   "I suffered for my art.. now it's your turn"
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  • CHRISB50CHRISB50 Frets: 2245
    Deftones.

    First bought Diamond Eyes then the rest of the albums. 

    Can’t believe I missed them for this long! 

    I can't help about the shape I'm in, I can't sing I ain't pretty and my legs are thin

    But don't ask me what I think of you, I might not give the answer that you want me to

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  • equalsqlequalsql Frets: 3879
    Ohh.. and shamefully, I almost forgot the sublime and faultless Johm Smith..



    (pronounced: equal-sequel)   "I suffered for my art.. now it's your turn"
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  • robertyroberty Frets: 1726
    edited December 2019
    equalsql said:
    Ohh.. and shamefully, I almost forgot the sublime and faultless Johm Smith..

    Saw him at Secret Garden party in 2008, he did a cover of No One Knows and talked about how difficult it was to get a website domain registered with the name John Smith
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  • roberty said:

    Saw him at Secret Garden party in 2008, he did a cover of No One Knows and talked about how difficult it was to get a website domain registered with the name John Smith
    I knew a man in Dublin in the early 80s called John Smith. He was married and on his travels within Ireland he had sometimes a problem checking into a hotel with his wife as Mr. and Mrs. John Smith. The country was quite conservative in those days.
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  • Bear's Den for me.. great music played by hipsters.. I am not a hipster.
    My trading feedback

    is it crazy how saying sentences backwards creates backwards sentences saying how crazy it is?

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  • earwighoneyearwighoney Frets: 2225
    edited December 2019
    Reverend said:
    Some of the most creative guitar playing I've heard in a very long time.



    Have you checked out Star Gazer from oz as well?
    Might also be worth having a listen to Deathspell Omega, Urfaust 

    Nope!  

    I will check them out though, thanks for the recommendations as ever. 

    Back to Portal, I can't imagine they are a band for that many but everytime I listen to them I'm genuinely awkstruck by the sheer invention and creativity of the guitar playing. 
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  • Celldweller

    Great blend of guitars and synths, this album in particular

    https://youtu.be/6i4x8PC25nY
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  • Some brilliant stuff here.
    Bevis Frond- fckn hell, how have I never heard of them? The guy's some kind of savant.
    The Interrupters- Excellent, really remind me of Rancid, the singer even sounds like Tim Armstrong on some tracks.
    Big Thief- Didn't expect to like them, but they're definitely the top level of that genre (whatever it is..)

    Not sure what new stuff I found this year.
    But new to me Los Twang Marvels


    Also discovered that Jefferey Lee Pierce had become a pretty impressive guitarist before he passed on.



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  • A very, very old discovery but I'd never got around to listening to DIO era Sabbath til this year, and I can't believe it took me so long to do so.  OK, he's not Ozzy but I see it to be 2 different bands in some ways.

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  • Some brilliant stuff here.
    Bevis Frond- fckn hell, how have I never heard of them? The guy's some kind of savant.
    The Interrupters- Excellent, really remind me of Rancid, the singer even sounds like Tim Armstrong on some tracks.
    Big Thief- Didn't expect to like them, but they're definitely the top level of that genre (whatever it is..)

    Not sure what new stuff I found this year.
    But new to me Los Twang Marvels


    Also discovered that Jefferey Lee Pierce had become a pretty impressive guitarist before he passed on.



    Tim Armstrong appears on one of their tracks and pops up live with them from time to time, they are in that family of bands. 

    I’m enjoying Los Twang Marvels, new to me. If you don’t know Messer Chups ( might have to check the spelling) or the Bambi Molesters they are contemporary European surf bands ( the Chups a bit more novelty maybe). 
    Sleep. That’s where I’m a Viking. 
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  • wesker123wesker123 Frets: 171
    edited December 2019
    Amyl and the sniffers on Jools Holland. Only got one song but Liam Gallagher got three ffs!

    Rugged Road by Robben Ford (and I cannot stand blues).

    Kevin Ayers, shouting in a bucket blues. What a song!  =)

    Finally got round to listening to Flying Lotus, Cosmogramma.
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  • TTBZTTBZ Frets: 1150
    Periphery. I know they’re not exactly new or a recent discovery for me but it’s only since Hail Stan came out that I’ve given them a proper chance and I’m so into it. The vocals on this track are incredible, especially after the middle clean breakdown. 

    https://youtu.be/hy3YJybXkJg
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  • Martin Harley. 
    Sublime Americana style blues/folk slide playing. 

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  • Some brilliant stuff here.
    Bevis Frond- fckn hell, how have I never heard of them? The guy's some kind of savant.
    The Interrupters- Excellent, really remind me of Rancid, the singer even sounds like Tim Armstrong on some tracks.
    Big Thief- Didn't expect to like them, but they're definitely the top level of that genre (whatever it is..)

    Not sure what new stuff I found this year.
    But new to me Los Twang Marvels


    Also discovered that Jefferey Lee Pierce had become a pretty impressive guitarist before he passed on.



    Is Jeffrey Lee Pierce the chap from The Gun Club? I used to love them, not listened for ages so I'll take this as a reminder to
    She's the tear that hangs inside my soul forever
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  • Some brilliant stuff here.
    Bevis Frond- fckn hell, how have I never heard of them? The guy's some kind of savant.
    The Interrupters- Excellent, really remind me of Rancid, the singer even sounds like Tim Armstrong on some tracks.
    Big Thief- Didn't expect to like them, but they're definitely the top level of that genre (whatever it is..)

    Not sure what new stuff I found this year.
    But new to me Los Twang Marvels


    Also discovered that Jefferey Lee Pierce had become a pretty impressive guitarist before he passed on.



    Is Jeffrey Lee Pierce the chap from The Gun Club? I used to love them, not listened for ages so I'll take this as a reminder to

    Yes, that's him. I something of a love hate relationship with them. Some albums I just found unlistenable, but there were some diamonds in there & I somehow stuck with them. If you check out Larger Than Live I think most of the lead on that is JLP & there's a fabulous version of Temptation & I.  I'm not 100% sure it's him playing, because Congo Powers is on it too, but it just doesn't seem like him when you listen to other stuff he's done. (There's a brilliant live version of him playing Mother Of Earth on YouTube incidentally)
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  • GassageGassage Frets: 23230
    Root 6 Barre Chord.

    Donald Trump has spoken movingly about 7-Eleven. It reminded him, he said, of the way Americans came together in 1941 after Pearl Necklace.

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  • paulnb57paulnb57 Frets: 1521
    Hollywood Vampires, always on for the commute to work!
    Stranger from another planet welcome to our hole - Just strap on your guitar and we'll play some rock 'n' roll

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  • JalapenoJalapeno Frets: 4223
    Trombone Shorty, belting N'Olreans tuneage.
    Imagine something sharp and witty here ......

    Feedback
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  • mixolydmixolyd Frets: 489
    Gassage said:
    Root 6 Barre Chord.
    Great for those Hendrix-y pentatonic fills!
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  • fandangofandango Frets: 1621
    For those piqued by The Bevis Frond, I discovered this great track called "You're On You're Own" a couple of months ago:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWVWX8Z6JE8
    What time is it, Eccles?
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  • I'm not sure what Alex Faide out of Twang Marvels has recorded recently - he had moved back to Buenos Aires and now I think he lives in Mexico - but he sometimes posts videos of himself practicing to his Facebook page - Mr Sandman Cannonball Rag Maui Chimes Villa Lobos Etude #1, on a Gretsch with a pick and maybe far too much reverb  Trap by Robert Fripp, La Catedral by Barrios on a P90 tele with just the right amount of reverb 

    Hope those links work. Facebook is an arse for sharing. He's a really extraordinary guitarist. 
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  • GrunfeldGrunfeld Frets: 3084
    edited December 2019
    I discovered Dirk Maassen this year.
    I started hearing one piece, and bit by bit I've added more till now I know most of his recordings. 
    This is really not what I would have thought of as my thing, but hey, tastes change.
    Piano music with a minimalist feel to it and melodies which are not complicated or challenging but neverthenonetheless seem engaging.  (Say, unlike Richard Clayderman, no disrespect but you'll never be musically surprised by anything he plays cos that's not what he's trying to do.)
    Anyway,
    Dirk Maassen, Skin on Skin




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  • A very, very old discovery but I'd never got around to listening to DIO era Sabbath til this year, and I can't believe it took me so long to do so.  OK, he's not Ozzy but I see it to be 2 different bands in some ways.

    Are you aware they back got together in 2009 under the name Heaven & Hell? They released an album called The Devil You Know and it's sublime. A much better Sabbath album than 13 that's for sure. Tony shouldn't have given in to Sharon and called it a proper Black Sabbath album.

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  • PhiltrePhiltre Frets: 2082
    edited December 2019
    wesker123 said:
    Amyl and the sniffers on Jools Holland. Only got one song but Liam Gallagher got three ffs!

    They were the only authentic band in that whole series. Three mullets as well. You got to know what you're doing when you sport a mullet. Yep.
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  • One band that blew me away this year is The Comet Is Coming.

    And in a remarkable piece of serendipity, NPR posted this today:


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  • This album by Half Man Half Biscuit ... 
    No-One Cares About Your Creative Hub So Get Your Fuckin' Hedge Cut

    This track...



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  • Acoustic guitarist Yamandu Costa. Blown away by his passionate, expressive, and - astonishingly so for a beefy guy with hands like a butcher - delicate playing. I've been going to his YouTube videos again and again since discovering  him earlier this year. Wonderful, inspirational guitarist.
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  • gringopiggringopig Frets: 1898
    Duritti Column. I completely missed them back in the day and made assumptions about them but they were so influential!
    This from 1980:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8rv9AxbQgE
    If I ever think about buying a Two Rock just punch me.
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