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Was looking for some Punk and an Indie a few decades ago to beat for my record player...

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Posted on Mar 9, 2011 3:46:20 PM PST
Chianna says:
Y'all are making me broke. Just thought you should know. Also i just realized i spelled album wrong like 5 times. And i never even mentioned Jimi Hendrix in the OP. forgot somehow. weird.

Anyway, i've already loved the stuff i've herd/own by the Kinks, Raincoats, Frank Black, Dinosaur Jr. and Throwing Muses-exspecially love Kristin Hersh's single stuff, not Tonya's Belly though.
Not really a fan of Silversun Pickups or Mission of Burma.

Thenerdnextdoor, I thank you for the Boston suggestion, but i don't think they're for me. Also, what did you mean by "since i had a good night (you're probably not going to)" Made me laugh. Where you going for intimidation there?

To who ever suggested Psychocandy:
Intiallty i HATED this albulm. It was just sounded like a bunch of noise and i was pissed i bought it, but keeped it because i liked "Cut Down"--very velvetsy to me and a few others. Days later, i tried it again. Tried disecting the song (figuratively) and could mostly get through all that extra white noise and i have come to the conclussion that... well it's still new. They're not my favorite, but not as bad as i thought initially. They're growing on me. So thanks. I think.

The Stooges's Funhouse will have to wait awhile (I'm broke and it ain't at the library and i hang around people with bad taste in music), but i've been youtubing them non stop. Love it so far. I choose The Clash's London Calling over it, hope i didn't make the wrong choice. But i did just get the The Weirdness from my library. Hope it as good as all the other stuff.

Thanks (again) for posting all this. Don't stop now!

Posted on Mar 9, 2011 7:15:42 PM PST
Chianna says:
Wait, i meant i didn't care for Minus the Bear not Mission of Burma. Kind of sound the same.

Posted on Mar 10, 2011 4:34:55 PM PST
Chameleons UK
Cocteau Twins
Jimmy Eat World
Violet Burning
Sisters of Mercy
All About Eve
Naked Raygun

Posted on Mar 10, 2011 6:34:06 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 10, 2011 6:40:56 PM PST
Brainiac - Hissing Prigs in Static Couture
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Let Love In
Echo and the Bunnymen - Ocean Rain
Felt - Forever Breathes the Lonely Word
Galaxie 500 - On Fire
The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
Mekons - Fear and Whiskey
Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs
The Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime
The National - Boxer
Orange Juice - You Can't Hide Your Love Forever
Pogues - Rum, Sodomy & the Lash
The Gun Club - Fire of Love
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade
Life Without Buildings - Any Other City
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
The Replacements - Let It Be
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out
Elliott Smith - XO
The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
Spacemen 3 - Perfect Prescription
Spoon - Kill the Moonlight
Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space
Swans - White Light From the Mouth of Infinity
Television - Marquee Moon
Television Personalities - And Don't the Kids Just Love It
Tindersticks - Tindersticks (II)
X-Ray Spex - Germfree Adolescents
Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth

Posted on Mar 11, 2011 10:21:19 AM PST
B. D. Yeates says:
Looks like you already have gotten alot of solid recommendations, but I'll toss in a few more (to really help send you to the poorhouse).

Big Star - #1 Record/Radio City (laid the groundwork for the whole power pop genre)
Elvis Costello - Armed Forces
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
Rocket from the Tombs - Day the Earth Met The... (influential lo-fi punk)

New Order - Technique (incredibly catchy new wave pop)
Bad Brains - I Against I (took the hardcore genre in a completely different direction)
The Replacements - Tim (essential 80's alternative rock, you really can't go wrong with any of their albums)
Deep Wound - S/T (J Mascis' of Dinosaur Jr's earlier hardcore band, you can definitely hear some DJ)
My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything (just listen to the song Cupid Come, it's better than any song on Loveless IMO)
The Sugarcubes - Life's Too Good (like the Icelandic version of the Pixies, quirky and featuring Bjork!)
Sonic Youth - Evol (Darker than Daydream, I'd also recommend Dirty for those with poppier tastes)

Rites of Spring - End on End (hardcore punk with a bit more melody and emotion)
Polvo - Cor-crane Secret (a dissonant masterpiece, listen to Vibracobra and Can I Ride to see if its your style)
Unwound - Fake Train (noisy, abrasive indie rock. all their albums are superb)
Sebadoh - Bakesale (not much to say about this one, except buy it)
..And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - Source Tags & Codes (the best indie rock offering of the early 2000's)
Helium - The Dirt of Luck (off kilter indie pop lead by Mary Timony)
Shudder to Think - Pony Express Record (very different DC alternative rock, but also very good!)
Jawbox - Novelty (more DC alternative rock, just a really strong album all around)
Nada Surf - High/Low (tragically regarded as one-hit-wonders, their lo-fi debut here should be considered an indie classic)
Manic Street Preachers - Holy Bible (great, slightly dark anthemic rock)
The Jesus Lizard - Liar (essential post hardcore. Goat is also every bit as good, mean, and noisy)

That's it. Like you, my musical palate doesn't reach back much further than the late 70's, but I'm gradually expanding my catalog backwards in that direction.

Posted on Mar 11, 2011 1:55:48 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 11, 2011 2:09:28 PM PST
Chianna says:
I have/herd of/listening to and love:
Hüsker Dü- Zen arcade
Sleater-Kinney- i have everything
Bikini Kill- love, on my wish list
Siouxsie and the Banshees- Twice upon a time
Sonic Youth- The Eternal
The Clash- London Calling
The Smiths- Smiths
X-Ray Spex- Germ free adolescent- on wish list
The Who- Endless Wire
My Bloody Valenitne- on wish list
The Replacements- Pleased to meet me
Spoon- Kill the moonlight- should be in soon
Can't think of any others off the top of my head....
B. D. Yeates, is Bjork the one that yoddles (or yodulles?)? I bet that would sound great/weird next to a guitar.

Posted on Mar 19, 2011 7:44:18 PM PDT
To the person who recommended Fugazi - YES. Awesome. Their first album is like aural sex.

Also, I recommend Sunny Day Real Estate to pretty much everyone.

Posted on Apr 6, 2011 10:45:51 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 6, 2011 10:51:02 AM PDT
Oyster says:
I second The Joy Formidable - A Balloon Called Moaning
also enjoy these...
Autolux - Future Perfect
Baboon - Baboon
The Comas - Conductor
Enon - Hocus Pocus
Frank Black - Teenager of the Year

Posted on Apr 10, 2011 7:32:53 AM PDT
R. Sjoberg says:
X - Exene and John rock , Los Angeles, Wild Gift, and Live at the Whiskey.l
No Thanks! - A 70's punk compilation with some of the bands already mentioned.
The Buzzcocks, Singles Going Steady. Can't believe this wasn't mentioned yet.
Frank Black, Black Francis, Pixies.
The Damned
1234 Punk and New Wave 1976-1979. Box set of four discs. Some overlap of No Thanks! but well worth a listen.

Hope these help your quest.

Posted on Apr 11, 2011 6:23:13 AM PDT
Oyster says:
Hey Sjoberg there was a time when I loved me some X. I remember hearing about them for the first time on the radio program Rock Line and Ray Manzarek (of The Doors) was talking them up. I didn't know at the time he had produced them. X were the reason I enjoy bands with both male/female lead vocalists. Three of the bands from my above pics have that dynamic, The Joy Formidable, Autolux and Enon.

One of my favorite songs from Whiskey a go go is 'Skin Deep Town' especially when Exene sings...

...When they see me dressed in black,
They nudge each other and laugh,
And I wish that it would snow in Fort Lauderdale,
or at least...
Rain and hail rain and hail rain and hail
In Fort Lauderdale.

Posted on Apr 14, 2011 12:42:43 PM PDT
Chianna says:
Loving Fugazi right now!!!

Posted on Apr 14, 2011 1:43:00 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 14, 2011 2:40:06 PM PDT
M. Mcsweeney says:
Public Image Ltd - Second Edition
Public Image Ltd - Public Image Ltd
Magazine - Real Life
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
Wire - Chairs Missing
Gang of Four - Solid Gold / Another Day Another Dollar E
The Stooges - Raw Power (2 CD Legacy Edition)
The Stooges - The Stooges
The Damned - Machine Gun Etiquette
The Damned - Damned Damned Damned

Posted on Apr 14, 2011 2:20:26 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 14, 2011 2:48:11 PM PDT
M. Mcsweeney says:
The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys (Dlx) (Dig)
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (Reis)
Can - Monster Movie
Can - Tago Mago (Reis)
Killing Joke - Killing Joke
Killing Joke - Night Time (Reis)
Wipers - Wipers Box Set

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2011 10:48:48 PM PDT
Jonathan says:
So great to see someone else who appreciates Polvo and Shudder to Think and The Jesus Lizard.

I'll just mention a sackful that haven't been mentioned yet . . .

Radio Birdman
Nothing Painted Blue
Red Crayola
Holly Golightly
Billy Childish / Thee Headcoats
Arab Strap
Pointed Sticks
Beatnik Filmstars
Silver Jews
New Bad Things
Pere Ubu
Opal / Mazzy Star (or, look up Paisley Underground on Wiki, I love most of those bands)
The Chills / Verlaines / The Bats / Alec Bathgate (pretty much any New Zealand pop/rock band)
Seagulls Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her
The Mountain Goats
Royal Trux
Silver Scooter
18th Dye
Melt Banana
& Stereolab

Posted on Feb 27, 2012 11:17:11 AM PST
LarryD12 says:
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Posted on Feb 27, 2012 2:18:32 PM PST
mac says:
From 1994, the album "Dry-Humping The Cash Cow" by Alice Donut is a post-punk masterpiece.
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