Author Topic: I am so bored of listening to reissues and boring old man music  (Read 895 times)

I've not bought anything dazzling and modern and new for what seems like so long. Even the new stuff I buy seems to be by artists who have been around for a decade or more. I was thinking of modern stuff I like and The Go! Team and Four Tet sprang to mind, artists who have been around for about 40 years combined. I want to hear something fizzy and fun and NOW but there isn't anything like that that's suited to my tastes and the fact I'm in my late forties. So far, understandably, it seems to have been quite a poor year for new music. I went record shopping in Leeds a couple of weeks back, was looking forward to getting some new stuff but came home with a Don Cherry album, some other jazz and a Neil Young reissue from about 50 years ago, for fucks sake.

I'm not going in to a shop and buying a Taylor Swift or Carly Rae Jepsen record. I am not a paedophile.

Re: I am so bored of listening to reissues and boring old man music
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2020, 05:03:37 PM »
Well, what kind of music are you looking for in particular?

I'm not going in to a shop and buying a Taylor Swift or Carly Rae Jepsen record. I am not a paedophile.

(Age 30 and age 34, respectively)

Sebastian Cobb

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Re: I am so bored of listening to reissues and boring old man music
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2020, 05:08:47 PM »
The new Zara McFarlane album is good.

Sin Agog

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Re: I am so bored of listening to reissues and boring old man music
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2020, 05:28:30 PM »
That Sophie Tucker is a mighty fine gal!

Sin Agog

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Re: I am so bored of listening to reissues and boring old man music
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2020, 05:43:36 PM »
The one musician I check in on almost once a week to see if she's got anything new out is someone called Seiko Oomori.  She makes the kind of maximalist Shiina Ringo-inspired music that never fails to make pop feel new and unpredictable again to me.  I think she almost singlehandedly hauled me out of a fallow period where I burnt out on music altogether for a few years.  She should have another release on the way in the next few weeks, but her last four, Senno, Tokyo Black Hole, Kitixxxgaia (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iWXsy2xMH4) and Kusokawa Party have been about as banging as bangers get and get infinite replays from me.

chveik

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Re: I am so bored of listening to reissues and boring old man music
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2020, 06:13:24 PM »
she's no Jun Togawa but her albums are fun enough

Re: I am so bored of listening to reissues and boring old man music
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2020, 06:14:31 PM »
yeah listen to DADDY THE HEAVEN and Love Clone by Yapoos, both about 35 years old now but listen to them

Doomy Dwyer

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Re: I am so bored of listening to reissues and boring old man music
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2020, 06:16:54 PM »
Age is just a number for tombstones, HZJ. I'm also in my late forties (although people tell me I look much younger!) but that hasn't stopped me from digging on Shabaka & The Ancestors latest 'We Are Sent Here by History' which dropped in March of this year and I've been rinsing ever since, particularly the deep cuts, my man. You can lock me down but you can't keep me down, you feel me, bro? I'm familiar with Shabaka Hutchings from Sons of Kemet - check out 'Your Queen is a Reptile', which, once one gets over the rather childish and performative republicanism of the title (Oh! To be young and full of spunk again!) is another staggering work of transcendent art and burning anger. Incidentally - and I don't want to harp on about this - the royal family bring in in excess of seventy million pounds in tourism and related retail alone per annum, something that Mr Hutchings fails to mention even once during the entirety of the cd's generous 55:34 playing time! But let's not let FACTS get in the way of a def jam, which this compact disc most assuredly is.

I also read in the Guardian that The Fountains DMC have a new one out. Some kind of Irish rappers, I believe. Give them a go and bum rush tha show, boyee! Word. And I'm out.

Sin Agog

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Re: I am so bored of listening to reissues and boring old man music
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2020, 06:25:16 PM »
she's no Jun Togawa but her albums are fun enough

I was once chatting with Cotton Casino from Acid Mothers Temple when my mate with a big fuck-off flat put them up after a gig.  I happened to liken her singing on one of her solo songs to Jun Togawa, and she immediately seized up and walked off.  It seemed weird behaviour for someone so sweet and open-hearted.  She then returned and ranted about how she wasn't tacky pop like Jun Togawa, before apologising straight after for getting so piqued.  I guess the production excesses, the operatic wailing and things like covering Slapp Happy weren't seen as all that odd by most of Togawa's audience- she was just another popstar.  Or maybe Cotton Casino has an irrational prejudice against bidets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j73V4X1XPKs

Re: I am so bored of listening to reissues and boring old man music
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2020, 06:29:27 PM »
Is newer music any good though?

Re: I am so bored of listening to reissues and boring old man music
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2020, 06:54:57 PM »
I was once chatting with Cotton Casino from Acid Mothers Temple when my mate with a big fuck-off flat put them up after a gig.  I happened to liken her singing on one of her solo songs to Jun Togawa, and she immediately seized up and walked off.  It seemed weird behaviour for someone so sweet and open-hearted.  She then returned and ranted about how she wasn't tacky pop like Jun Togawa, before apologising straight after for getting so piqued.  I guess the production excesses, the operatic wailing and things like covering Slapp Happy weren't seen as all that odd by most of Togawa's audience- she was just another popstar.  Or maybe Cotton Casino has an irrational prejudice against bidets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j73V4X1XPKs

That's mad! fucking hell. They were that serious about not being seen as a pop star? Although to be honest i've got zero perception on how any fuckers looked at in any other country, but Jun Togawa's an oddball I thought. Maybe it's like watching Manic Street Preachers and going hey lads good work, just like Jimmy Ray.

Saw them twice but at one point on the second show someone got so into the show he emerged out of the fog machines arms aloft going WAHEEEEY like stars in your eyes from behind the band so they didnt see him for a while, and they all fell in and threw him off, the two guitarists and the bass player, right off into the crowd. One of the funniest things ive ever seen at a show
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Sin Agog

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Re: I am so bored of listening to reissues and boring old man music
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2020, 07:14:50 PM »
Haha, glad to see that they're even in lockstep when lobbing overexcited addled pissheads off the stage.

I've encountered this thing a few times where I'm made aware that I'm over-mythologising something that seems perfectly normal to someone from the artist's home country.  Not gonna stop doing it because it makes the music more fun, but I am aware of it in the back of my mind.

Re: I am so bored of listening to reissues and boring old man music
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2020, 08:09:18 PM »
That's mad! fucking hell. They were that serious about not being seen as a pop star? Although to be honest i've got zero perception on how any fuckers looked at in any other country, but Jun Togawa's an oddball I thought. Maybe it's like watching Manic Street Preachers and going hey lads good work, just like Jimmy Ray.

Saw them twice but at one point on the second show someone got so into the show he emerged out of the fog machines arms aloft going WAHEEEEY like stars in your eyes from behind the band so they didnt see him for a while, and they all fell in and threw him off, the two guitarists and the bass player, right off into the crowd. One of the funniest things ive ever seen at a show

Ha ha! The only time I saw them, someone (a really nice guy but could be a bit of an oddball) got so in to it that they leapt on to the stage and started playing along on the drummer's kit. When the song ended, the drummer was understandably apoplectic and ran up to the interloper, flipped the bird at him and started screaming 'Fuck you! Fuck you!'. The guy tried to apologise by doing that Japanese thing of putting your hands together and bowing, but this seemed to make the drummer even angrier. It was so funny.

Sin Agog

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Re: I am so bored of listening to reissues and boring old man music
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2020, 08:48:06 PM »
AMT's drummer is pretty much the real-life Animal.  Although they cycle through them as often as Tap, so at least their latest one is.

Conversely, that time I drunkenly bum-rushed the stage at a Melt Banana gig, Yasuko Onuki and I did a little dance before I voluntarily threw myself off.
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Re: I am so bored of listening to reissues and boring old man music
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2020, 09:13:48 PM »
I've not bought anything dazzling and modern and new for what seems like so long. Even the new stuff I buy seems to be by artists who have been around for a decade or more. I was thinking of modern stuff I like and The Go! Team and Four Tet sprang to mind, artists who have been around for about 40 years combined. I want to hear something fizzy and fun and NOW but there isn't anything like that that's suited to my tastes and the fact I'm in my late forties. So far, understandably, it seems to have been quite a poor year for new music. I went record shopping in Leeds a couple of weeks back, was looking forward to getting some new stuff but came home with a Don Cherry album, some other jazz and a Neil Young reissue from about 50 years ago, for fucks sake.

I'm not going in to a shop and buying a Taylor Swift or Carly Rae Jepsen record. I am not a paedophile.

Enjoying music is not supposed to be homework. You can't force these things and embrace every new sound that comes along, (especially when you're in your late forties).  Unless you're Johnny Yesno, of course. Winking emoji to JY.

This might be up your street?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQFD-BTh7eU


Re: I am so bored of listening to reissues and boring old man music
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2020, 12:53:06 AM »
Enjoying music is not supposed to be homework. You can't force these things and embrace every new sound that comes along, (especially when you're in your late forties).

Yeah, I know. I don't want to force things/ embrace every new sound. I'd just like to have some records to look forward to by people who aren't on their 14th LP or that were recorded 40 years ago. When I look back on records I bought a year ago, there was a fair bit of new stuff amongst the Stereolab and Gene Clark reissues and stuff by old fogies like Nick Cave and Tindersticks. Stuff like Dry Cleaning and Tomorrow Syndicate, not exactly modern sounding but at least they weren't bleating on to an acoustic guitar. Looking at my pre-orders from Norman now, it's just stuff like Bill Callahan and Shirley Collins, Bonnie Prince Billy and Jonathan Richman. They're all ace records but I wish there was something with a bit of pizzazz.

Sin Agog

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Re: I am so bored of listening to reissues and boring old man music
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2020, 12:56:20 AM »
Let me know what that new Shirley Collins album's like.  I noticed she had a new one coming out a few days ago, but wasn't willing to take a chance on a dried-out, frail-voiced Collins.

Keeping with upcoming offerings by dinosaurs, and apropos to that jazz thread from last week, I reckon the new album by Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids might be something special.  At least that cover already is. https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/idris-ackamoor-the-pyramids/shaman/

Re: I am so bored of listening to reissues and boring old man music
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2020, 08:03:24 PM »
Hen Ogledd's new one “Trouble” has been an almost constant repeat listen for me for the last few days

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Re: I am so bored of listening to reissues and boring old man music
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2020, 09:55:16 PM »
Don't worry about it mate just listen to Steely Dan and have a laqer.

Re: I am so bored of listening to reissues and boring old man music
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2020, 09:59:36 PM »
Hen Ogledd's new one “Trouble” has been an almost constant repeat listen for me for the last few days

The cover art reminds me of a CD my school produces that we all sang on, if I recall. Utter shite.


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Re: I am so bored of listening to reissues and boring old man music
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2020, 09:04:46 AM »
Listen to Se So Neon. South Korea’s where it’s at, daddio.


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