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  1. On 21/04/2020 at 12:52, ZonkoVille77 said:

    G. Love - The Hustle

     

    First thing that strikes me is the production on this record. It's a little over the place at times. Sometimes it really hits the right spot in the likes of 'Love' and 'Booty Call' but then is lacking in 'Astronaut' and in 'Back of the Bus'. Maybe that's the quirk they were going for on this?

     

    In saying that I quite enjoyed this record. It's clearly just a singer and band kicking off their shoes and having some fun. Groovy basslines, funky beats, nice guitar playing and a bit of Harmonica.. can't complain really. There's a few filler tracks here that don't quite hit the spot but are nice to listen to without being memorable. First half much better than the second half. It's an easy going record and I would listen to this having a few beers in the garden.

     

    Highlights:

    Love

    Booty Call

    The Fishing Song

     

    Lowlights:

    Back of the Bus - fuck off. Bus was burned into my head for hours after it.

     

    I'll give it a 7/10

     

    I sat out in the garden yesterday and listened to this with a beer. Started off good but it just didn't strike the same chord with me as the first few times listening. So I listened again this morning and I think I was being very generous with the 7/10 score. Some of it grates after a while. Sorry Howie!


  2. The Peep Tempel - Tales

     

    Never heard of them and to be honest I know nothing about Aussie rock/punk music so this was a welcome introduction. I really enjoyed this and have listened to it at least 10 times now. I love a good raw sounding album and this hits the spot big time. Driving basslines, choppy guitars and nonsensical lyrics are here in abundance, although I sometimes think I'm listening to many different vocalists. Sometimes the Aussie accent comes through, other times there's a John Lydon impression, Iggy, Ian Dury and I even hear a sneering Julian Casablancas.

     

    CD was right in what he hit on above though - a lot of these tracks would be much better live because the production isn't the greatest here. When they manage to get the bass and drums right on a track they conspire to fuck up the guitar or vocals and vice versa. But that really isn't as big an issue for me as it would usually be because the quality of the tunes on show.

     

    Best songs for me:

    Vicki the Butcher - for the lyrics alone. “Vicki, I’m sick of all these animals, when we going to move?”

    Big Fish - best track on the album.

    Carol - Just so catchy “I don’t think Trevor is good for you, Carol!” . " I don't want to be a fucking Christmas ham". Brilliant. I love this track.

     

    I'll absolutely listen to this album again and it's saved to my favourites list.

     

    I'll give it a 8.5/10 and would be higher only for the balance of the recording and the last song "Opera of Lester Moore" which is way out of whack with the rest of the record, even if it is a good song in it's own right. I'll check out their other records at some stage.

     

    Nice one Jose.

     

     

     

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  3. 9 minutes ago, Strontium Dog™ said:

    If you're going to claim dubious links, it's traditional to provide some examples.

     

    I know that I'm wasting my time replying to you because you can't teach an old dog new tricks, and you'd argue black was white rather than alter your stance, but how and ever...

     

    However, some on here may find this interesting from Matt Kennard.

     

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1250344315777212416.html

     


  4. For the record, I like Starmer. He's exactly what Labour need at the moment. Intelligent, articulate and a good communicator.

     

    However I wouldn't be going overboard on him like some prominent centrists in the media . He has some very dubious links himself that I doubt many will call him out over. Given that they slaughtered Corbyn for simply promoting dialogue with those whose views they disagreed with, their hypocrisy will be staggering and they're going to show themselves up as the cunts they are.


  5. G. Love - The Hustle

     

    First thing that strikes me is the production on this record. It's a little over the place at times. Sometimes it really hits the right spot in the likes of 'Love' and 'Booty Call' but then is lacking in 'Astronaut' and in 'Back of the Bus'. Maybe that's the quirk they were going for on this?

     

    In saying that I quite enjoyed this record. It's clearly just a singer and band kicking off their shoes and having some fun. Groovy basslines, funky beats, nice guitar playing and a bit of Harmonica.. can't complain really. There's a few filler tracks here that don't quite hit the spot but are nice to listen to without being memorable. First half much better than the second half. It's an easy going record and I would listen to this having a few beers in the garden.

     

    Highlights:

    Love

    Booty Call

    The Fishing Song

     

    Lowlights:

    Back of the Bus - fuck off. Bus was burned into my head for hours after it.

     

    I'll give it a 7/10

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  6. I'm a bit like Jose on this one. It all sounds a bit flat. Can't fault the playing and Otis' voice is excellent but it just comes across as "just a task" at times, work to pay the bills. There's also better versions of most of those songs so nothing really gained here. It's not a bad record by any means and I did enjoy listening to it having never done so before. But if I want to listen to Otis I wouldn't be choosing this record.

     

    Highlights: Shake, I've Been Loving You Too Long (his voice is superb here), You Don't Miss Your Water.

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