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2020-09-02, 17:10

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I can't stop fucking listening to The Mars Volta's Octahedron.

I have literally listened to at least half of this album every single day since the start of spring.

I had a guy share my (rare) powercart one day, and tell me that "man I don't what random player you have here but I had to turn that shit OFF, it was the worst shit I ever heard"

So not only am I still spinning this shit daily, I'm also praying for this fool's death daily. Barely leaves me time for self love and drugs/alcohol!!!

EDIT:

OK, holy fuck. Did a search for this just now and found I posted this album almost 10 years ago. WTF!!! Give this album a whirl, it's slick AF.
Octahedron is one of my least favorite albums by them, but it's still great and they're one of my favorite bands!

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Simulation Theory by Muse.
I don't know jack about this band.
But they sound pretty dang cinematic.
Maybe I will investigate them more this fall.


Edit: I'll check out your band too Murbot
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I haven't explored Muse that much but my wife says they were the best live performance she's ever seen. Thanks for the reminder to listen to more Muse.

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2020-09-02, 17:20

It's a little outside of what I would normally listen to, but I discovered this guy named Scott Lavene who is pretty fun.

Here, have some videos

https://youtu.be/PC4249OqUZU

https://youtu.be/GIPuLtVq_lU

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2020-10-03, 19:54

Pop Will Eat Itself - Dos Dedos Mis Amigos & This Is The Day...This Is The Hour...This Is This!

Amazing, both.

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2021-04-02, 14:44

I just learned that Daft Punk is no more.

So I'm listening to Tron: Legacy again.
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2021-09-04, 09:54

For some reason I've been on a U2 kick the past 5-6 days (they always cycle around, and I want to hear those first five albums again...Boy through The Joshua Tree. And I'll seek out clips on YouTube (older 80's performances mostly, tied to the above albums.

I know it's fashionable to ding them sometimes, Bono in particular, but I've always been a fan and loved their sound. Especially as a teen and seeing some of those early videos and realizing "this doesn't sound quite like anyone else out there".

It also hit me just how rare they are in that, after 40+ years, it's still the same four guys. Nobody's quit/been fired, OD'd, offed themselves, died via illness/injury. I'm trying to think of any other band that came out/up in the early 80's and the MTV era/revolution that I can say that about. There may be some out there I'm not familiar with, but when I think of all the bands I enjoyed back in the day (and even still to this day), I don't know if any with their original early-80's lineup still intact (or even in existence).

Duran Duran? Close, a few years ago, but Andy Taylor has once again left. They've currently got four of the original five, with a replacement/fill-in guitarist.

The Cars, The Pretenders, INXS, R.E.M., Simple Minds, Van Halen, The Bangles, Big Country, 'Til Tuesday, Spandau Ballet and on and on. And even bands I'm not huge fans of or super familiar with - Metallica, AC/DC, Guns 'n' Roses, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, etc. - don't have their original 4-5 piece lineup. People have died, quit, members departed and returned, etc. No consistent, 40+ year "all the exact same members".

And others - The Police, Thompson Twins, The Jam, etc. - haven't even existed for many years now. Decades, even.

And any bands that are currently "intact" in their original 80's lineup - Poison, Motley Crue , the Go-Go's, etc. - weren't solid/intact this entire time. They've either gone dormant for periods, or have brought in replacements at various times due to an original member departing/getting fired).

If someone can think of a band that came up/got big during that early 80's explosion (all those acts that ruled MTV back in the day) who, like U2, has a lineup that is a) intact to this day and b) never changed in these 40 years, please chime in below. But I don't think it'll be any well-known, mainstream acts.

Two possible exceptions, checking their Wikipedia pages: Pet Shop Boys are shown as having been active from 1981-present with only Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe listed as members. So that might be one to consider? But as a electronic/pop and synth-based duo, there were never any drummers, bassists or guitarists to lose, so that's kind of a cheat. Easier to be a self-contained duo where 1-2 people can do all the synth/drum machine programming/layering, vs. trying to keep 4-5 meatheads, addicts, deviants and ego cases together. And the other is Tears for Fears, which seem to be presented as a duo of the two main guys, Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, but their Wikipedia entry shows past/departed band members, so they may not quality.

Seriously...when you put it up against all the above - and all the countless others I've not even mentioned, it's quite a thing. It wasn't like Adam Clayton or any other member left during the 90's and they marched on with an "unofficial" (not on album covers or promo materials) fill-in bassists for a decade or two (or same with the drummer). In other words, it's not been the Bono/The Edge show with a rotating, fluctuating rhythm session of hired guns for studio and tour work (as is the case with many bands). Those four guys, from that very first video of "Gloria" and them playing on that barge in Dublin, have been the only members of U2 once they released their first album/videos (I'm not counting pre-fame members, mind you...every band goes through people who don't stick around for their first signing/break). But for four-plus decades the world has only seen/known four constant members of U2...Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr.

They must get along well. Or have at least figured out what to do if/when they don't, so nothing gets permanently affected/wrecked?

Pretty impressive, when you think about it, and compare them to all their peers! Quite a feat in that business.

I'd love to know of any others.

Up until about 2-3 weeks ago, I suppose ZZ Top could've been added to that list, but their bassist, Dusty Hill, has died, so. But yeah, they were an intact trio from way back. I would've added them next to U2 (even though I don't really consider them an act that came out/up in the 80's, although their fame grew due to those videos they made).

PS - Apologies for the rambling novel on such a trivial topic. But when I get a notion like this lodged into my head - have any other bands stayed this intact all these years? - I have to chase it a bit. It's how I'm wired.

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2021-09-14, 23:01

Wasn't The Who pretty much Daltrey and Townshend the whole time?
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2021-09-14, 23:15

Yes, and if Keith Moon and John Entwistle were still alive and with them, they’d be another rare act with the original lineup still in place. But it’s been Roger and Pete and others (sidemen, ringers, studio musicians, hired guns, touring members, etc.) for a while now. It’s Half-Who.
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2021-09-15, 08:59

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If someone can think of a band that came up/got big during that early 80's explosion (all those acts that ruled MTV back in the day) who, like U2, has a lineup that is a) intact to this day and b) never changed in these 40 years, please chime in below. But I don't think it'll be any well-known, mainstream acts.
The three core members (Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher) of Depeche Mode are still together since forming in 1980. They made most of their best music when Alan Wilder joined on their second or third album, but he left in the mid-90s to devote all of his time to Recoil. The main 3 dudes are still intact and are still creating music afaik.

That's really the only one I can think of that has some name recognition.

So it goes.
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2021-09-15, 12:03

Very close. But Vince Clarke, the founding member, left very early (after 1-2 albums) and went on to Yazoo, Erasure, etc.), so, going by my thing of “from their first signing/album through today, they actually don’t qualify. But you’re right. Those three others have been together. Still impressive. And if Clarke had never left, they’d be right there with U2.

They would be one of the closest ones, no doubt, to keep three people intact over 40 years. I know there were some addiction issues and other drama at various points, so that’s even more impressive.

I’ve thought and thought and Googled and Wiki’d and I can’t find one. A band who came up in the early 80’s and still has the exact same lineup, unchanged, no temporary departures/fill-ins, etc. that appeared on their first album.

U2 is still the sole winner at the moment.

I’m sure there are some out there, but it’s a challenge to find! But I love stuff like this, so I’m in heaven searching.
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2021-09-15, 12:16

Speaking of U2, this thread/discussion above has made me wander back through those years. I’m on Apple Music so it’s easy to listen to whatever, whenever I want.

I’ve forgotten what an amazing, listenable album “The Joshua Tree” was. And “Running to Stand Still” is still one of the most beautiful, heartbreaking songs I’ve ever heard. I kinda gasped the other night, listening to it for the first time again in decades. Such a picture painted…I think I’ve known that woman he’s singing about. One comes to mind, all these years later, still.

There’s music for you. Unlocks a little door you’d forgotten all about, and then hits you over the head with a shovel for an encore. Wasn’t quite prepared for a whole bunch of memories to come racing back like that, just listening to a song.
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2021-09-15, 13:35

I just put together a great sound system so I've been working back through some classic albums. Might have to do The Joshua Tree tonight.
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Very close. But Vince Clarke, the founding member, left very early (after 1-2 albums) and went on to Yazoo, Erasure, etc.), so, going by my thing of “from their first signing/album through today, they actually don’t qualify.
Dang it. We'll have to keep an eye on Radiohead to see if they can break U2's streak eventually, because that's all I got at this point.

So it goes.
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2021-09-15, 14:12

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I just put together a great sound system so I've been working back through some classic albums. Might have to do The Joshua Tree tonight.
It came out at an interesting, exciting time in my life with someone in the mix that meant the world to me and vice versa and blah, blah, blah. We'd sometime joke that it was our "soundtrack" and whatever. Sap that I am, I guess hearing all those songs again was quite an unexpected time machine. I just kinda let it wash over me for the evening and took the ride, bittersweet as it was. Nice to do, sometimes. It's one of those albums, to me, where all the singles/"hits" weren't even the best songs.

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Dang it. We'll have to keep an eye on Radiohead to see if they can break U2's streak eventually, because that's all I got at this point.
Haha...yeah, it's tough, isn't it? I thought "I'll find 5-6, not even trying". Haven't found one yet! Lots of close ones, but it's really a tall order: same lineup since first album, no departures/returns, no fill-ins/substitutes (for anything other than a brief medical or personal issue...a few concert dates or whatever; I'm talking less than a week ). I'm gonna have to start delving into bands I'm not very familiar with (but have at least heard of) because I believe I've thought of every major, known mainstream act from that era/decade (contemporaries/peers of U2, coming up in the very early 80's, first album in that 1980-1982 timeframe, among that first cluster of acts shown on MTV, etc.).

Can't believe MTV hasn't given them some sort of trophy/lifetime achievement thing at one of their lame-ass award shows for this very feat. "You guys were there at the beginning, and you're still here...fully intact, alive, sane and still relevant. Congratulations! And as soon as Cardi B stops fighting with half the audience and puts her Glock away, she'll present you with the trophy."

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2021-09-18, 02:56

Beastie Boys – Paul's Boutique

What I wouldn't give to hear the intro track for the first time (wtf?!?), and then get right into one of the greatest albums ever.

So it goes.
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2021-09-18, 03:40

“I got the girlies in the Coupe like the Colonel’s got the chicken”

It is a great album. As a yoof I had License to Ill (legally required as a teen in the 80’s), and then I bought this upon release and played it just as much.

Ain’t even my normal, usual style of music, but I love them both to this day.
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