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#1 basstapex

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 06:22 PM

well, it seems there's variety of topics on this forum, so why not have some cool stuff from 'weird' countries.

for starters here are some videos by Yugo bands:

Elektricni Orgazam - "Nebo" live in some TV studio, 1981

Elektricni Orgazam (yes, it means Electric Orgasm) was one of the first punkish/new wave bands from Belgrade Serbia. released zillion of records, and they're still going. This video is rare as, I only got my hands on it a couple of weeks ago. last time I saw it was back in the day when it was screen on TV for the first time.

Sarlo Akrobata - "Pecati", same session as Elektricni Orgazam

Sarlo Akrobata (Charlie Chaplin) - my all time fave Serbian band. released only one album in 1981, but easily among top 5 new wave/post punk albums I've ever heard. kinda mix of Pop Group, Pere Ubu and Gang of Four. This song was never recorded/released. Gitar player and drummer died in the 1990s...

Disciplina Kicme - 2 early songs live 1982
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxoH2GotiSI&NR=1
Now, here's a complete mindfuck! Disciplina Kicme (Spinal Discipline) was formed by bass player of Sarlo Akrobata. they were even more obscure sounding bass and drums only band. Released their first album in 1982, still going, but now it's more drum'n'bass, although still fine.

Pekinska Patka - "Biti ruzan, pametan i mlad" 1979
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0P6rlarals&feature=related
First Serbian famouse punk band Pekinska Patka (Peking Duck) formed in 1979 and caused havoc right away. I saw them on TV back in 1980 and they changed young Bassta! Pex forever!



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Posted 08 May 2008 - 07:04 PM

thanks pex!

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 07:26 PM

Disciplina Kicme - 2 early songs live 1982

Now, here's a complete mindfuck! Disciplina Kicme (Spinal Discipline) was formed by bass player of Sarlo Akrobata. they were even more obscure sounding bass and drums only band. Released their first album in 1982, still going, but now it's more drum'n'bass, although still fine.

that's  a bass?

cheers for the links, most interesting!

#4 basstapex

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 08:34 AM

yep, bass, rickenbacker...

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 08:44 AM

SexA - "No Sleep Till Pussy"

awesome croatian band, started in 1981 as new wave, in the late 80s switched to 'noise' similar to Big Black, rapeman and such. Steve Albini wanted to produce them, but they broke up.

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 08:46 AM

Disciplin A Kitschme - "The Quick Brown Fox..."

here's the latest single by Disciplina Kicme (now Disciplin A Kitschme - changed the name while spend a few years in England trying to 'break' the music industry, hehehe..), awesome track!

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 10:01 AM

Siluete - "I'm a Man"

one of many Yugo 60s bands covering a classic from the era...



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Posted 10 May 2008 - 10:36 AM

I've got a couple to add when I get off work... some awesome Russian bands!

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 08:59 AM

Lajko Felix, waren Ellis's favourite musician:


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Posted 13 May 2008 - 07:30 AM

a little bit of Japanese Queen Misora Hibari, first one of the most beautiful songs ever:


then Kanashii sake, 3 versions (first time I heard this song I demanded from my hosts to play it again, and then again...):

http://youtube.com/watch?v=5ww6ENmjvrI&feature=related
http://youtube.com/watch?v=uXcTy7Py76c&feature=related

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 08:10 AM

This is Rapstar Ceza, who is Turkey's biggest hip hop star apparently. I picked up his first album when I was in istanbul on holiday and it's pretty cool!



even better this doco on him shows how cool as shit Istanbul is...



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Posted 13 May 2008 - 08:45 AM

Istanbul rocks! was there twice back in 1986, awesome place...

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 10:36 AM

Ogneopasnorchestra:
http://au.youtube.co...h?v=4UWJJHiDV1A

God knows what the English translation of "Иду, курю" is, but:


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Posted 20 May 2008 - 03:13 AM

There has been, in the last couple of years, some amazing French punk rock. Some of this has been caught by SS Records and the like in the US, but there is a lot there (as you'd expect in a wealthy, large, western country).

Cheveu have been going for a little while, releasing a few singles on SS Records, rob's house and some small French labels. I had the pleasure of seeing these guys a couple of weeks back and they're a phenomenal live band. Total garage abandon, a nervous wreck for a frontman, beautiful vintage drum machine sounds. Like a faster Can meets the Screamers. They just put out their first LP which even features actual drums on one track.



http://cheveunet.free.fr/

The Normals are a more trad garage band, delivering the goods one cent percent. Delicieux.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31ps1i44OHo
http://www.oreille-e..._sound/normals/

Blutt are a tuneful garage rock band, a swampier Modern Lovers. A sleazy and smoky delight - maybe more for your girlfriend. Old guys. Fromage a trois.

http://www.blutt.com/
http://www.myspace.c...luttfrenchband 

Crash Normal are a more well known band out of this lot. For fans of Intelligence (with some more out and out rock'n'roll leanings). Debaucherous.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ5r1jArzqQ
http://profile.myspa...iendid=53543891

Volt are possibly the most well known - to an extent due to the fact that they've been releasing stuff on In The Red, but also due to a more approachable electro/punk sound (on record) that should be popular with people who like to wear leather. A recent comparison is the American band .adult.. Gallic.

http://www.myspace.com/voltklub


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Posted 20 May 2008 - 09:07 AM

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Istanbul rocks! was there twice back in 1986, awesome place...

Yeah I am stunned by how fucking cool it was! will be bac k there for sure, the Turks are generally as cool as shit too.

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 09:24 AM

I remember it being a real cool place, with lots of good eateries and a true mix of 'west' and 'east'. in the mid-80s it was a Mecca for counterfeit clothes - fake everything and anything. remember seeing La Coste polo shirt with two crocodiles. the guy said something like "This is great - not one, but two crocodiles!"

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 02:06 PM

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu
http://www.myspace.com/gurrumul
He's from Yolgnu country

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 03:43 PM

that record is pretty amazing!

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 04:34 PM

skinnyfish have a great list of performers
Narbalek blow me away with each album - plus they do some fucking mean ska
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Posted 25 May 2008 - 04:37 AM

After the ethusiastic response to my post on contemporary French punk rock, I thought I'd turn my attention to Brazilian pop of a different era. This area of music has been well covered recently - including major retrospectives/festivals in London and New York featuring all the greats, popular compilations on Soul Jazz Records and numerous re-releases. In fact - the new Brazilian pop movement from the late 60's is so ingrained in the Brazilian pop landscape that the minister for culture in the country has recently been the once imprisoned "subversive" Gilberto Gil. The cultural elements of the "movement" were captured eloquently, and completely, in several recent books - I'd recommend "Tropical Truth" by Caetano Veloso.

Never the less - it's stuff that I don't recall being popular when I was last in Perth and there are some absolute gems in there that should be easy to buy now, and a pleasure for any fan of pop. The  connection of this stuff with American (English-speaking more generally) music is tangential - David Byrne put out the amazing Os Mutantes on his "world music" label years ago, he in turn was introduced to a lot of this music by the no-wave legend Arto Lindsay, whose parents  were missionaries in Brazil. To claim this is what all Brazilian music sounds like, or that it was some never-to-be-repeated peak, would be folly. There have been, and are, a lot of vital scenes borne out of the cultural mixing and clashing of the country, not least the phenomenal hardcore, speed metal and baile funk movements since. These old dudes and ladies, though, have written a lot of amazing songs though - and the stretch of time in the late 60's in Brazil  that was the fulcrum for this type of music is one of those golden eras of music that seem to happen some places, some times. Enough of my histrionics - here are the vids.

*Caetano Veloso - a huge figure with ridiculous volumes of output and some of the smartest songwriting, not to mention a beutiful light-as-wind voice.

a later performance of the song that gave the movement its name - "tropicalia"

from the (relatively) recent album "livro"...david byrne style supersmart pop

a number in english - written when he was "exiled" in london in the early 70's - performance from last year, following his latest album he stripped the set-up back to a 3-piece band.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFt6J8-ZM1A


*Os Mutantes - one of this planet's premier psych outfits of any time

space out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2EKghlmIyQ
sugar sweet ("it's time now to learn portuguese")
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLq-ixiy3WE

*Chico Buarque - an even more political figure - who stuck to the traditions of samba a little more than the above two.

"construcao" - the key song from his key album. unfortunately not a clip (hard to find an original one)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAUogmaP_PE

*Gilberto Gil
here he is with os mutantes - amazing footage, classic song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbv3M-AdxC0

"roda" - a more classicist approach from his first album
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3lIf5EJrmI

*Nara Leao - nothing to do with tropicalia strictly - but the classic voice of bossa nova

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4EmEApS5QA


*Arto Lindsay
the guy who started people's interest in this stuff (in the western pop world anyway) making some noises influenced very much by the above sounds - "beja-me"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOJ-nxWDs1U



of course, as always, there's so much more.




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