This song sounds NOTHING like the original. hell, i’d barely call it a remix. it’s almost a completely new song. if it wasn’t for this mix, i don’t know how well the band would be known…
saying that. the band is GOOD, but its on another level.
This is one of the very first CDs i ever bought. i remember buying it for a terrible cheesy 90s dance track, but the rest of the soundtrack (the original mortal kombat film) was full of electronica and industrial metal.
Even today, i can turn the lights off and just drift to this song…..
Dragging every little bit out of the vaults for the 20th Anniversary (jesus christ, 20 years??) they’ve released a 3 disc deluxe version. Some of it I’ve already heard, but the new stuff is interesting…
the 2013 mix is probably the interesting bit – steve albini vs. the record labels is well known if you’re a nirvana fan. the higher ups (and eventually the band themselves) didn’t like how rough the album sounded, so the band cleaned it up and scott litt remixed the two singles. a couple of tracks from steve’s version appear on here and i own the albini mix – even that he’s cleaned up a lot as well.
the new version of the album is steve albini and kris 20 years later – hearing little bits deep in the mix that you couldn’t before, some double tracking the vocals on heart shaped box, dumb is missing the cello completely, serve the servants is almost brutal sounding now. much like my love of butch vig’s mix of nevermind – i think im going to love this version much more than the original. give it time for me to grow.
the rest is the typical rough demos. what IS interesting, though, is dave grohl’s original version of marigold. he did a demo for a cassette called “pocketwatch” (throughout the years he’s re-recorded most of the tracks). for the first time, we’re hearing the clean, no badly dubbed cassette version of the demo. it sounds beautiful, and worth the purchase for that track alone…..
there’s also the live and loud concert they did with pat. it’ll be good to get a proper clean copy of that concert…. (you can tell i’m a fan, yes? :P)
got a drive home tomorrow, give this a proper listen then. it’s on spotify if you want to check it out yourself…
Amy McDonald – This Is The Life
Liquido – Play Some Rock
The Living End – Hot Potato
Amanda Palmer – Want It Back
Mindless Self Indulgence – Shut Me Up
Peeping Tom – Mojo
Puscifier – Queen B
Nine Inch Nails – The Perfect Drug
Love Spit Love – Am I Wrong (Angus Mix)
While I missed a few people, I managed to bump into people I haven’t seen in years, and also someone I lost contact with (stupid phone). So next time I come back (due to work, will be often) Weekends in the home town should be more fun! Well, after the silly season, that is. Now is the time of gifts and saving and (eventually) holidays! Looking forward to it.
We managed to see Zach Watt (I believe that is how you spell it) – some years ago back in the dim dark days of the mid ninties he won an unearthed competition in Broken Hill and as far as I was told, only recently moved back to town? Anyways, it was fun and interesting – he started just with him and his acoustic guitar and playing the strangest yet interesting of covers – from Jeff Buckley, Beyonce!, Johnny Cash, Kate Bush and all sorts. After a meal break he returned with backing music on his laptop and sung a whole batch of Frank Sinatra standards. By the end of that the crowd were getting drunker and rowdy (it was sit down dinner arrangement and people just got more pissy as the night progressed) he ended it getting the crowd up dancing in tiniest of dancefloors by firing up the kareoke section of the computer and doing the stuff the crowd loves come late – you know, ABBA, etc. He’s got an amazing voice and there’s not much he was stuck on that he couldn’t pull off flawlessly. It’s a shame he doesn’t perform any of his own music but sadly Broken Hill isn’t the type of town for that. If I can find any of his own stuff online later, I’ll upload it to another post. He’s got quite the talent, the lucky bugger. I’m glad I went. It’s great to be sitting in the living artwork that is the Palace (seriously, go rent Priscilla. That pub when they’re in Broken Hill? That’s it. Artwork all over the walls, I love that place.) and something which just isnt the standard typical DJ or pub band is a welcome refreshing change.
Hmmm….. I’m sorry to keep posting, but holy crap there’s some interesting tunes I’m finding tonight.. This is good. Really really good. Who’d of thunk that they could still make awesome music in 2012??
No, not the music festival. Some Aussie “supergroup” (not sure what you’d call them). Features Jay from the Rhomb, Jim from Midnight Oil have this song and……. I think i like it. Very old school, but it’s worth a listen. Good to hear more simple, pop like rock now and again. Maybe it’s the old age. Hell, who am I kidding. I’ve ALWAYS loved this kind of music 🙂
An amusing scene which I found on youtube led me to paperwork and listening to The Knack’s first album.
Wow. What a pleasant Surprise.
It’s not the most brainy or intelligent album i’ve ever heard, but putting aside “My Sharona”, there’s some wonderful catchy tunes on this album. There’s not a lot of albums I can sit through track after track. There’s usually one or another that’s irritating or you can tell it’s obviously filler leftovers that they didn’t particularly care for. Most bands are guilty of it. Apart from skipping My Sharona (mainly cause I’d already heard it twice before the listen through) I don’t think I disliked a singe song on the entire album. It’s pretty much live to tape in the studio, not a lot of clever post production (and pretty cheap to make from what I’ve read online) but you know what? None of that really matters. Hell, a lot of bands today could learn a thing or too from these guys.
I have to admit, I haven’t heard much of their stuff apart from this, it would be interesting to listen to some of the later stuff when I have a moment and see how good the later albums are like. It’s a shame that a lot of people lump them into the “one hit wonder” category or “worst albums ever” pile. Check out the opening track – it’s fantastic!
The other night Amanda Palmer had her kick-starter party/live concert streaming live on ustream. First up, it’s amazing that someone can fund a million dollars for a album without a record label these days. Okay, sure, she may of had help being known before trying this. But it’s still an amazing achievement. There’s a runaway success coming soon. Someone new, something big that the record labels are going to miss. I can’t wait to see it happen 🙂
Anyways, at the event, this guy was playing live while Amanda was prepping for her concert. Just him, and a piano. Nothing prepared – I’m not too sure if he’s part of Amanda’s band or whether he’s just a supportive friend, but he was good. Just completely spontaneous “what the hell, i’m going to play..”
This is my favourite track on the album so far. I think i need another proper listen, it’s one that grows on you…
Also, if you’re an Aussie, you can check out the album on spotify. And also, jump on spotify!!! I can’t believe after all this time FINALLY we have a decent music streaming service available in our country. I’m glad it was worth the wait…
I’ve been playing around it with it a bit more than usual lately now that I bought myself an newer iPod Touch. I know it sounds stupid, me owning an iPhone and all, but battery life is important when you use it as your main phone – even with the mophie juice pack you still have to be careful – and besides – to plug it into the sound system, you have to remove the top mophie cover. That’s how I scratched my iPhone 3gs…
It didn’t work perfectly, but i managed to select tracks I wanted and make a playlist, which i was able to download offline to listen to later while I was driving in the car. (online radio streaming through 3G is just not possible in Australia. And you’ll probably find not that much longer in America too…) Apart from a couple of tracks which bugged out, it worked pretty well! I usually just downloaded an album and had to put up with the filler the rest of the album gave you.
Rhapsody has such a great idea here, but I honestly think they could do so much more. What about integration with a desktop app? Being able to play/stream from an app on your mac or windows computer – but being able to make/save playlists and then send them on to your friends and letting them import to your iPhone app, where you could download offline or just stream to your phone? Of course the person on the other side would NEED a rhapsody subscription, but it would also be handy for yourself – instead of clicking constantly on songs, pausing the track, adding to your playlist, reloading the app when it crashes on your iphone/ipod touch…
I just thought of it tonight while making new tunes for tomorrow. The record companies are getting better with working with music streaming services – I think its up to these companies to do the same now. Apple aren’t interested innovating here – one of them has to step up