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Midnight Oil Covers LC for Joe's BDay

Post by JennyB » 30 Aug 2017, 10:46am

Anyone see this? The sound on my computer isn't working, so I will need to wait until tonight.

http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/2017/0 ... ing-video/
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Re: Midnight Oil Covers LC for Joe's BDay

Post by Heston » 30 Aug 2017, 10:48am

I saw it the other day. Not bad but why can't they learn the words?
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Post by Low Down Low » 30 Aug 2017, 2:08pm

Fairly pedestrian and the crowd seem bored.

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Post by Kory » 30 Aug 2017, 3:00pm

Yeah it was the bare minimum, which pains me to say because I love them, but at least they play their own songs crazy good.
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Post by Heston » 30 Aug 2017, 3:56pm

"London is calling and I live by the river" :oops:

Drums are pretty bad too, this is worse on second listen.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Post by daredevil » 30 Aug 2017, 5:06pm

Yeah, an average cover, but the guys on the rail seem to really like it.

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Post by muppet hi fi » 31 Aug 2017, 5:56am

I think it's very good. The ending is a bit curt, but the Oils are capable of capturing the mood, might, ambiance and spirit of the Clash live probably better than anybody, even Springsteen.

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Post by muppet hi fi » 31 Aug 2017, 6:25am

Heston wrote:
30 Aug 2017, 3:56pm
"London is calling and I live by the river" :oops:

Drums are pretty bad too, this is worse on second listen.
Say what? So Pete subs "drowning" with "calling" Big deal.

And Rob Hirst can play circles around Topper in his prime.

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Post by Heston » 31 Aug 2017, 7:00am

muppet hi fi wrote:
31 Aug 2017, 6:25am
And Rob Hirst can play circles around Topper in his prime.
Maybe he's a great drummer, but he doesn't play this very well. He seems to make the usual mistake of just thinking it's some simple tub-thumping and misses all the nuances. I've seen it done a few times. He also misses the obvious big fill at the start.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Post by JennyB » 31 Aug 2017, 10:47am

I totally forgot that I posted this, so I forgot to watch it at home.
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Post by muppet hi fi » 31 Aug 2017, 8:18pm

Heston wrote:
31 Aug 2017, 7:00am
muppet hi fi wrote:
31 Aug 2017, 6:25am
And Rob Hirst can play circles around Topper in his prime.
Maybe he's a great drummer, but he doesn't play this very well. He seems to make the usual mistake of just thinking it's some simple tub-thumping and misses all the nuances. I've seen it done a few times. He also misses the obvious big fill at the start.
Yeah, I take your points. But Hirst and Topper are two very different drummers (though Hirst can swing as well as Topper). Topper's drum fills are as catchy as any of the other hooks in the song, so, yeah, I wish Rob had played them. Seems maybe they didn't practice it much. Oh well, I still dig it.

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Post by JennyB » 01 Sep 2017, 11:22am

I still haven't listened to it yet.
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Re: Midnight Oil Covers LC for Joe's BDay

Post by muppet hi fi » 01 Sep 2017, 11:41pm

JennyB wrote:
01 Sep 2017, 11:22am
I still haven't listened to it yet.
So listen to it already! And then report back that I'm right and Hes is wrong, thanks. :mrgreen:

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Re: Midnight Oil Covers LC for Joe's BDay

Post by Kory » 03 Sep 2017, 9:09pm

muppet hi fi wrote:
31 Aug 2017, 8:18pm
Heston wrote:
31 Aug 2017, 7:00am
muppet hi fi wrote:
31 Aug 2017, 6:25am
And Rob Hirst can play circles around Topper in his prime.
Maybe he's a great drummer, but he doesn't play this very well. He seems to make the usual mistake of just thinking it's some simple tub-thumping and misses all the nuances. I've seen it done a few times. He also misses the obvious big fill at the start.
Yeah, I take your points. But Hirst and Topper are two very different drummers (though Hirst can swing as well as Topper). Topper's drum fills are as catchy as any of the other hooks in the song, so, yeah, I wish Rob had played them. Seems maybe they didn't practice it much. Oh well, I still dig it.
You know I'm with you on loving this band. I agree it just sounds like it was likely a last-minute decision to cover—Rob might even just be playing it from (admittedly cloudy) memory. I can't remember, did you get to see them on this tour?
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Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
Heraclitus (EMI)
Developers (Developers Developers)
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Re: Midnight Oil Covers LC for Joe's BDay

Post by muppet hi fi » 03 Sep 2017, 11:32pm

Kory wrote:
03 Sep 2017, 9:09pm
muppet hi fi wrote:
31 Aug 2017, 8:18pm
Heston wrote:
31 Aug 2017, 7:00am
muppet hi fi wrote:
31 Aug 2017, 6:25am
And Rob Hirst can play circles around Topper in his prime.
Maybe he's a great drummer, but he doesn't play this very well. He seems to make the usual mistake of just thinking it's some simple tub-thumping and misses all the nuances. I've seen it done a few times. He also misses the obvious big fill at the start.
Yeah, I take your points. But Hirst and Topper are two very different drummers (though Hirst can swing as well as Topper). Topper's drum fills are as catchy as any of the other hooks in the song, so, yeah, I wish Rob had played them. Seems maybe they didn't practice it much. Oh well, I still dig it.
You know I'm with you on loving this band. I agree it just sounds like it was likely a last-minute decision to cover—Rob might even just be playing it from (admittedly cloudy) memory. I can't remember, did you get to see them on this tour?
Nah, and they just played First Avenue last Aug. 29th, dammit. Too much non stop fuckery with trying to sell and clear out my dad's house. Did you see them?

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