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Re: An Alternative History of "Pop" Music: Part 2, 1982 -
« Reply #2880 on: October 06, 2021, 10:48:46 PM »

Brundle-Fly

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Re: An Alternative History of "Pop" Music: Part 2, 1982 -
« Reply #2881 on: October 07, 2021, 02:46:43 PM »
I was going to post it.

What is known as 'arabstrapped' - past tense adjective informal.

"to have your proposed musical track/ artist suggested by a fellow poster before you have the opportunity.

eg: Damn! I was going to nominate Billy Dainty's cover version of the Sex Pistols' Bodies but was arabstrapped by daf.

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Re: An Alternative History of "Pop" Music: Part 2, 1982 -
« Reply #2882 on: October 07, 2021, 03:11:18 PM »
Bang Gang ‎– It’s Alright



Featured on the album 'Something Wrong' - released in 2003

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Bang Gang is a downtempo band from Iceland founded by songwriter and producer Barði Jóhannsson. The band was formed as a surf band in 1996, in Barði’s hometown of Reykjavík. Their first album, 'You', was released in Iceland in 1998.

Their second album 'Something Wrong' features Bang Gang's distinctive mix of atmospheric songwriting and haunting electronica and features vocal performances from Nicolette, Phoebe Tolmer, Esther, GusGus vocalist Daniel Agust Haraldsson and long-term collaborator Keren Ann.

Ballad of Ballard Berkley

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Re: An Alternative History of "Pop" Music: Part 2, 1982 -
« Reply #2883 on: October 07, 2021, 03:27:34 PM »
I was going to post it.

Darn. Sorry about that.

Ballad of Ballard Berkley

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Re: An Alternative History of "Pop" Music: Part 2, 1982 -
« Reply #2884 on: October 07, 2021, 03:33:53 PM »
What is known as 'arabstrapped' - past tense adjective informal.

"to have your proposed musical track/ artist suggested by a fellow poster before you have the opportunity.

eg: Damn! I was going to nominate Billy Dainty's cover version of the Sex Pistols' Bodies but was arabstrapped by daf.

I'm still slightly unnerved by daf and I, when we were all running gaily through the perfumed gardens of 1967, nominating the same song within seconds of each other.

For those of you keeping notes at home, it was The Tales of Flossie Fillett by Turquoise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d23QQExwGFQ

I mean, really.

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Re: An Alternative History of "Pop" Music: Part 2, 1982 -
« Reply #2885 on: October 07, 2021, 04:31:50 PM »
For posterity : the Flossie Fillett posts > > > here

and a few pages later (in 1971) there was another one with Shelagh McDonald.
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Re: An Alternative History of "Pop" Music: Part 2, 1982 -
« Reply #2886 on: October 07, 2021, 11:35:43 PM »
Evening Lights - The Timing Was Wrong

https://youtu.be/_aU0n3es_n4



Evening Lights were a San Francisco dreampop band that existed from 2002 - 2004. They released an EP on Shelflife Records called Landscape, and recorded a number of unreleased tracks That Eventually appeared on Shelflife Records as a Compilation Entitled The Disappointment. Band members include An Yu (vocals), Ed Mazzucco (Guitar), Jon Chaikin (guitar), Matthew Bice (bass), and Laura Watling (drums).

Brundle-Fly

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Re: An Alternative History of "Pop" Music: Part 2, 1982 -
« Reply #2887 on: October 08, 2021, 12:33:54 AM »
Who Is She? - I'Monster Released on Dharma in 2003.





The skill I'Monster have already been dealt with back in 1999? Sleaze-a-tronica at its best.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDajrwMF5To&t

Re: An Alternative History of "Pop" Music: Part 2, 1982 -
« Reply #2888 on: October 09, 2021, 04:37:51 AM »
Kristin Hersh - Deep Wilson

https://youtu.be/_MZVTfyVbAc



Taken from her sixth solo album "The Grotto".

Re: An Alternative History of "Pop" Music: Part 2, 1982 -
« Reply #2889 on: October 09, 2021, 02:29:49 PM »
Brendan Benson - Metarie



This was on the 2002 album, Lapalco, before being released as a single in 2003. It charted at 92 in the UK. If I had remembered in 2002, I might have chosen "Tiny Spark" instead. The album was made with Jason Falkner and it had a lot of good songs.

Wellfed version
UK version
Demo version

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Re: An Alternative History of "Pop" Music: Part 2, 1982 -
« Reply #2890 on: October 09, 2021, 02:40:44 PM »
Go Home Productions – How Does It Feel To Be Rich, Man?



Opening track on the 'Beatleg Bootles / Part 1' EP - released as a free download on Go Home Productions' website in 2003 *

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Go Home Productions was the alter ego of Mark Vidler, a producer/remixer/DJ based in Northampton. GHP has produced well over 200 mash-ups since May 2002, many of which have been played on both national and independent radio stations around the world.

"How Does It Feel To Be Rich, Man?" is a mash-up featuring The Beatles 1967 B-side 'Baby You're a Rich Man' and Isaac Hayes' 'Theme From Shaft

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* (Is this our first track in the thread that was only available as an MP3?)

Re: An Alternative History of "Pop" Music: Part 2, 1982 -
« Reply #2891 on: October 09, 2021, 03:33:09 PM »
Ooh, didn't know GHP were allowed...

Re: An Alternative History of "Pop" Music: Part 2, 1982 -
« Reply #2892 on: October 09, 2021, 09:02:40 PM »
Lady & Bird - Walk Real Slow

https://youtu.be/PTKg-kz7vbY



A collaboration between the singer/songwriter Keren Ann and Barði Jóhannson, the lead singer of the Icelandic band Bang Gang.
This is from their self-titled debut album.

Re: An Alternative History of "Pop" Music: Part 2, 1982 -
« Reply #2893 on: October 10, 2021, 10:11:28 PM »
Mew - Am I Wry? No

https://youtu.be/kOJbh7hYn8c



Formed in 1995 in Hellerup, Denmark, they released their debut album A Triumph for Man in April 1997. This is from their third album "Frengers".

Re: An Alternative History of "Pop" Music: Part 2, 1982 -
« Reply #2894 on: October 11, 2021, 12:36:56 AM »
Oh yeah, Mew. Forgot about them, they had some good tunes.

Brundle-Fly

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Re: An Alternative History of "Pop" Music: Part 2, 1982 -
« Reply #2895 on: October 11, 2021, 02:42:15 AM »
One Word Extinguisher- Prefuse 73. Released on Warp in 2003.





Start of my new sounds learning curve in 2003. Still sounds utterly contemporary. Well, to me anyway.

Prefuse 73 AKA Guillermo Scott Herren is a music producer, who has been based in Atlanta, Barcelona and New York.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kVUEZx7P3Y

Re: An Alternative History of "Pop" Music: Part 2, 1982 -
« Reply #2896 on: October 11, 2021, 09:03:13 AM »
Super Furry Animals - Slow Life
[Super Furry Animals] {Epic}
(Taken from the album Phantom Power)



Slow Life was conceived in the studio while recording Phantom Power, SFA's 6th album, built from a short electronic piece by Cian Ciaran and an unfinished Gruff Rhys lyric.
Eventually growing into 7 minutes of multiple styles and tempos, the song pretty much became a staple of their live set immediately, often as the opening song.
Gruff performs the song wearing a specially adapted helmet and likes to get his signs out during it.


Re: An Alternative History of "Pop" Music: Part 2, 1982 -
« Reply #2897 on: October 11, 2021, 10:17:55 PM »
Mogwai - Hunted By A Freak



https://youtu.be/__IQOzqUUZA


Taken from their fifth album, "Happy Songs For Happy People", it reached number 3 in the Festive Fifty.

Re: An Alternative History of "Pop" Music: Part 2, 1982 -
« Reply #2898 on: October 11, 2021, 11:02:32 PM »
Around 2005, a then-bandmate gave me a copy of that Mew album and I found it pretty good - it certainly stood out from a lot of the other 'indie' stuff I was exposed to at the time. Years later, I saw one of the subsequent releases (the one with the stupidly long title) going cheap in Vinyl Exchange - sadly, it was nowhere near as enjoyable.

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Re: An Alternative History of "Pop" Music: Part 2, 1982 -
« Reply #2899 on: October 11, 2021, 11:32:36 PM »
Hanne Hukkelberg ‎– Cast Anchor



Released in 2003 in Norway on the four-track 'Cast Anchor' EP

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Hanne Hukkelberg is a singer-songwriter from Kongsberg, Norway. She started singing and playing instruments at the age of 3. In her youth, she was a vocalist covering genres such as jazz, rock, and free jazz, and was also a member of the influential doom metal band Funeral in high school, in which she contributed vocals on their second album, 'In Fields of Pestilent Grief'.



Hukkelberg graduated from the Norwegian Academy of Music in 2003, establishing herself as a vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist. It was there she met Kåre Chr. Vestrheim – a tutor who would later become one of Hukkelberg's closest friends and collaborators; also producing her 'Cast Anchor' EP in 2003, and breakthrough debut LP 'Little Things' in 2004.

Re: An Alternative History of "Pop" Music: Part 2, 1982 -
« Reply #2900 on: October 12, 2021, 08:35:09 AM »
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci - Eyes Of Green, Green, Green
[Childs] {Sanctuary Records}
(Taken from the album Sleep/Holiday)



A glorious bit of summery pop by Euros Childs from Sleep/Holiday, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci's final album.
The band split after this album, failing to reach the top 40 in either the singles or albums charts in their career because, y'know, the public are fucking idiots.

Brundle-Fly

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Re: An Alternative History of "Pop" Music: Part 2, 1982 -
« Reply #2901 on: October 12, 2021, 04:06:51 PM »
Rifle Eyes - cLOUDDEAD. Released on Big Dada in 2003.





Clever clever wonky hip hop. Me like.

cLOUDDEAD was an American experimental hip hop group, consisting of Doseone (Adam Drucker), Why? (Yoni Wolf) and Odd Nosdam (David Madson).Generally Drucker and Wolf provide the group's vocals while Madson produces the music. Occasionally Madson's vocals can be heard, while Drucker and Wolf provide music, especially for the group's second album. Clouddead's sound is notoriously hard to define, and although it is undoubtedly grounded in "traditional" hip-hop, influences as varied as electronica, psychedelic music and indie rock can be heard. Because of this non-traditional take on hip-hop, more conservative elements of the rap community have characterised Clouddead as "smartarse surrealism," with some elements of the community rejecting the notion that the group can be classed as hip hop at all ignoring Sole's request to "just call it hip hop."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb_MZkbG3UY

Re: An Alternative History of "Pop" Music: Part 2, 1982 -
« Reply #2902 on: October 13, 2021, 03:46:20 AM »
And Also The Trees - 21 York Street

https://youtu.be/pdzQC8tWgIg



First appearance since 1989, this is from their ninth album "Further from the Truth".

Re: An Alternative History of "Pop" Music: Part 2, 1982 -
« Reply #2903 on: October 13, 2021, 11:52:44 PM »
Gravenhurst - The High Seas

https://youtu.be/GgYhm-7prs8



Bristolian songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist and journalist Nicholas John Talbot. This is from his debut album "Internal Travels ".

Talbot died on 2 December 2014 aged 37


Re: An Alternative History of "Pop" Music: Part 2, 1982 -
« Reply #2904 on: October 14, 2021, 10:09:30 PM »
Pernice Brothers - Number Two

https://youtu.be/4Ww6lNm34O4



Formed by Joe Pernice in 1998 after the breakup of his old band, the Scud Mountain Boys, they released heir first album, Overcome by Happiness, for Sub Pop in 1998.

This is from their third album "Yours, Mine & Ours"


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