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Mickey-mac--how about a classicsn69
Oct 24, 2002 3:38 PM
punk/indie/alt song list.

I'm downloading tonight, and, as usual, when I'm ready to d'load and burn disks, I can't think of much. OBTW, there's not a lot of Black Flag, Fear, Minutemen, Husker Du or Descendants on the system I use. I've also considered:
Souxsie Sue
The Damned

...but I'm trying mostly to think of particular songs....

re: Mickey-mac--how about a classicmickey-mac
Oct 24, 2002 4:13 PM
I just cracked the 2002 Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, so I'm hoping it will provide some seat of the pants inspiration. Here we go:

Sham 69-Borstal Breakout
Stiff Little Fingers-Gotta Get Away
Meat Puppets-Swimming Ground
The Jam-In the City
Thelonious Monster-Sammy Hagar Weekend
The Buzzcocks-Why She's a Girl from the Chainstore
Camper Van Beethoven-Take the Skinheads Bowling
UK Subs-Stranglehold
Iggy & the Stooges-Gimme Danger
The Germs-Crawl into my Tunnel

Damn, I'm starting the scare myself. The most "recent" song on that list is from about '89.
Waitaminnit--There's nothing by X on that list...! (nm)The Walrus
Oct 24, 2002 5:25 PM
Stiff Little FingersSintesi
Oct 25, 2002 5:16 AM
Is that a remake of the Blues Magoos song? If so I''d love to hear that. I forget the singer's name but his voice is like a burnt out wire. Inflammable Material is one of the best albums I ever bought (get a copy of No More of That or Alternative Ulster). I'd throw the NY Dolls Frankenstein in there. It's not exactly punk (pre-punk like the Stooges) but it is all there. How about the Frantix' My Dad is a F**king Alcoholic? Hard to find but worthwhile.
anyone know who did this song?ColnagoFE
Oct 25, 2002 6:29 AM
Can't really remember how it goes but it was really funny...lyrics something like "Hello Dad, I'm calling you from jail!". Kinda repeated over and over...
Was (Not Was)mickey-mac
Oct 25, 2002 6:41 AM
Don Was has produced a lot of music in recent years, but I'm not sure whether he's still recording under the Was (Not Was) name.
Been tryin' Frantix with no avail...sn69
Oct 25, 2002 1:22 PM
As well as most of the finer older, angst ridden punk. Damn shame. I'm having better luck with SoCal surf punk though. Lots of AFI (a personal fav) and Pennywise.

At the risk of mini-ranting, the current state of indie rock bores the poo outa me. Fred Durst might be building his own production empire, but I don't find too many of his proteges or his work, for that matter, appealing. One band, however, continues to intigue me--Disturbed. If you can get past the overplayed "Sickness," you will find an interesting blend of pure thrshing rock, techno-industrial and intelligence. A lot of bands have moved towards those directions, but few seem to make it all the way there. IMHO, I'd include Radiohead (particularly "OK Computer"), Everclear, Dream Theater, and NIN in the "success" column. Santa-wife really needs to bring me the new Disturbed....

Bear in mind, however, my only exposure to indie beyond "indie-pop" or "alt-light" via Clear Channel's mind control is via webcasting. God bless WFNX.

Anyhow, back to the searching.
Yeah that is pretty obscure.Sintesi
Oct 28, 2002 5:02 AM
Do a google search for "My Dad's a F**king Alcoholic." I think another band may have covered it. Here's two more great great bands out of Sweden: The Stomachmouths and The Nomads. The Stomachmouths' single "Wild Trip" is obscure and absolutely brilliant. The Nomads had a super album called "Outburst" (if I remember correctly). If you can find any of their singles produced by Four-Eyed Thomas then it's guaranteed greatness. Earlier is better with these guys. One more: The Lyres "I Wanna Help You Anne."
Finding the vinyl is often easier than an MP3.sn69
Oct 28, 2002 11:09 AM
There are only so many people actively converting out there.... When common alt/indie acts like Husker Du, Black Flag, DKs, Souisie and the Bs, etc are difficult to find, you can just imagine how hard the "lesser known" acts are.

Again, thanks for the input. I'll keep searching.


PS--Have you ever actually posted a picture of your bike? I've got a growing lug/chrome obsession.
Lug/chrome obsession.Sintesi
Oct 29, 2002 6:06 AM
Nope, I'd like to but lack a decent camera. But I know what you mean, when I bought it I had been looking at the Cdale, Specialized, Fuji and the Sintesi in CC catalog. I was just about sure I was getting the Cdale when I met a guy riding a Sintesi on the 59th street bridge and it was all over. I bought purely on looks, happily it's a great ride. The catalog picture does not do it justice. For the price it's almost impossible to beat the quality, detail and styling. It's big brother the Technos is even better, I met a guy that has one and the OS tubes make the styling look even cooler.
Lug/chrome obsession.sn69
Oct 29, 2002 11:08 AM
What components did you hang on it? I came back to steel after many years of tri-bikes, but I went with fillet brazed Zona rather than lugging. While I love my bike, I've found a steady fixation growing in my warped brain. I think once I've gotten another whiz-bang, high-tech weight weenie tri bike, I'll eventually sell my DEAN and get something lugged with lots of chrome. Perhaps a Sintesi or Gios or maybe I'll go hog-wild and get a custom Richard Moon.

Also, there's something sublimely satisfying in climbing faster on a heavier bike than somebody on a rig bought purely for the tech-aspect....

Lug/chrome obsession.Sintesi
Oct 30, 2002 6:15 AM
I took the CC Ultega deal because of budget constraints but I wish I'd have waited and built it up with Chorus just to keep the Italian mystique thing going. I've since put Dura-Ace shifters on it, Ksyrium SLs, Ritchey WCS stem (good stem) and an Alien carbon fiber seat post just to lighten things up a bit. There's really nothing left to do, just upgrade as things wear out. I haven't weighed it but I'm guessing it comes in just under 20lbs. Not bad for old skool stuff.

I'm sure you're aware but you should check out
the got great stuff, Casati, Cinelli, Pinarello, etc.... Plus this Tecnos. Got to be one of my all time favorite Colnago color schemes.
Yup, I lurk GVH as often as I lurk heresn69
Oct 30, 2002 9:10 AM
The problem is that I'd ride a 61cm Colnago, although a threaded stem/fork combo could offset a lot of that.
some more thoughtsColnagoFE
Oct 25, 2002 6:26 AM
--Anything be Television...especially Marquee Moon material.
--Early Gang of Four--a la Entertainment (Ether, Not Good Men, Damaged Goods)
--Buzzcocks--(Why Can't I Touch it, Orgasm Addict)
--Undertones--Teenage Kicks
--Dinosaur Jr--Anything off the "Living all over me" album
--Joy Division--I'm partial to the "Closer" album
--The Soft Boys--I wanna Destroy you
--Husker Du--Entire Zen Arcade album, or Warehouse Songs and Stories
Ah, the Undertonesmickey-mac
Oct 25, 2002 6:39 AM
I put "Positive Touch" in the cd player for the first time in years recently. It still sounds pretty damn good. They had great songs with big fat hooks but managed to maintain an edge. Fearghal Sharkey's solo career never really took off like it was supposed to after the UTones called it quits.
Feargal Sharkey's voice is an aquired taste for sureColnagoFE
Oct 25, 2002 7:06 AM
Interesting to listen to early Undertones where they were trying to sound like the Buzzcocks and Sex Pistols and then listening to newer stuff from the late 80s where they go off in more of a Power pop direction. Personally I like both, but I imagine that his high shaky voice drives some people up the wall.
Fergal - where is he nowEager Beagle
Oct 25, 2002 7:16 AM
You may (or may not) be interested to know that he spend a lot of time in media after the 'Tones split up.

He has just been appointed youth radio development officer (or something similar) for Norther Irealand. He has gone back to his old name of O'Sharky.

Well there you go.
Great list everyone!sn69
Oct 25, 2002 7:22 AM
Thanks to all. The problem has become finding them. I've managed to scrounge around via Win-MX for about a third of them, but they are typically low quality (128 or less)...which is also typical of a lot of the vinyl and taped recordings of the time. Let's face it, this genre never garnered the type of production methodology that can allow Janet Jackson to sing when she really can't.

You'd be surprised what's out there in cyber-land and what isn't. For example, I was able to find a lot of Nick Lowe and The Blasters, but not much Husker Du, including the more recent stuff like Candy Apple Gray or Warehouse.

Ahhh...the search continues. Thanks again.
re: Mickey-mac--how about a classicNo_sprint
Oct 25, 2002 7:24 AM
Might want to throw in some Cramps, definitely 45 Grave, maybe some Vandals, Fear, Redd Kross, Bad Brains, Christian Death, Agent Orange, GBH, TSOL.
and some more in that veinColnagoFE
Oct 25, 2002 7:48 AM
-Mission of Burma
-UK Subs
-The Boys
-The Slits
-Dead Boys
dear santa...steve-z
Oct 25, 2002 9:57 AM
This would keep me happy for a long, long time...
cool...i put that on my wish list (nm)ColnagoFE
Oct 25, 2002 10:29 AM