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Laibach: new heights of weirdness.
 

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Just saw this great photo posted on FB of Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, s/he was diagnosed with leukaemia last year. I saw Psychic TV play in June last year at The Fleece in Bristol, was a good show but seemed very short. S/he was wearing the ''Fuck Cancer'' t-shirt during the performance.


http://www.nme.com/news/music/genesis-breyer-p-orridge-leukaemia-diagnosis-2152098
Not great, I saw them in Leeds in 2016 and thought Gen seemed unwell, maybe that was the start of it?

2018 UK dates seem to have been cancelled, Manchester date on 31st December definitely is, London date just saying tickets unavailable.
 

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Going through my dad's 78 collection, I came across this gem of early studio trickery

 

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Satanic Doo-wop?

 

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Mother Earth's Plantasia: warm earth music for plants... and the people who love them (1976)
 

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Slipknot have released a new song called "Solway Firth". An odd name for a bunch of masked Americans from America to choose....must be about the spaceman right?

Apparently not. Really can't work out why it's called that at all.

Here's the lyrics...

Today, up on this hill, I’m counting all the killers
They sway as they swarm, a look of gluttons in their eyes
They mutter as the body loses warmth
They pick your bones like locks inside a tomb
And take great care to not take care of YOU
HERE’S AN UNEXPLAINABLE ONE​

While I was learning to live, we all were living a lie- I guess you got what you wanted
So I will settle for a slaughterhouse soaked in blood and betrayal
It’s always somebody else… somebody else was me- you want the real smile?
Or the one I used to practice, not to feel like a failure?
I don’t need you to do it for me/I don’t need you to understand
I don’t need you to hide it from me/ I just want to feel like any other man
I won’t show you the whole story/I won’t show you the aftermath
I won’t show you my allegory
Don’t look away… HERE’S AN UNEXPLAINABLE ONE

I’m not ahead of my time- I just drew the first breath- If I’m alive tomorrow
I will alleviate the pressure… by cutting you out of me
I found my bottom line- dead on the front lines- I know I’ll never go home
So set fire to your ships and past regrets and be free
I don’t need you to do it for me/I don’t need you to understand
I don’t need you to hide it from me/ I just want to feel like any other man
I won’t show you the whole story/I won’t show you the aftermath
I won’t show you my allegory
Don’t look away… HERE’S AN UNEXPLAINABLE ONE
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?​

While I was learning to live, you taught me how to die- I guess I got what I wanted
Another needle in the back through purified scarification
It wasn’t somebody else- you fucking did it to me.
You want a real smile?
I haven’t smiled in years.​


Anyone?
 

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Slipknot have released a new song called "Solway Firth". An odd name for a bunch of masked Americans from America to choose....must be about the spaceman right?

Apparently not. Really can't work out why it's called that at all.

Here's the lyrics...

Today, up on this hill, I’m counting all the killers​
They sway as they swarm, a look of gluttons in their eyes​
They mutter as the body loses warmth​
They pick your bones like locks inside a tomb​
And take great care to not take care of YOU​
HERE’S AN UNEXPLAINABLE ONE​
While I was learning to live, we all were living a lie- I guess you got what you wanted​
So I will settle for a slaughterhouse soaked in blood and betrayal​
It’s always somebody else… somebody else was me- you want the real smile?​
Or the one I used to practice, not to feel like a failure?​
I don’t need you to do it for me/I don’t need you to understand​
I don’t need you to hide it from me/ I just want to feel like any other man​
I won’t show you the whole story/I won’t show you the aftermath​
I won’t show you my allegory​
Don’t look away… HERE’S AN UNEXPLAINABLE ONE​
I’m not ahead of my time- I just drew the first breath- If I’m alive tomorrow​
I will alleviate the pressure… by cutting you out of me​
I found my bottom line- dead on the front lines- I know I’ll never go home​
So set fire to your ships and past regrets and be free​
I don’t need you to do it for me/I don’t need you to understand​
I don’t need you to hide it from me/ I just want to feel like any other man​
I won’t show you the whole story/I won’t show you the aftermath​
I won’t show you my allegory​
Don’t look away… HERE’S AN UNEXPLAINABLE ONE​
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?​
While I was learning to live, you taught me how to die- I guess I got what I wanted​
Another needle in the back through purified scarification​
It wasn’t somebody else- you fucking did it to me.​
You want a real smile?​
I haven’t smiled in years.​


Anyone?
No.

I managed 1:39 seconds.

Our armed forces listen to this stuff - to me? It's fucked...in the head.

YMMV.
 

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No.

I managed 1:39 seconds.

Our armed forces listen to this stuff - to me? It's fucked...in the head.

YMMV.
The intro was quite good....then it went to shit. It's not even a good riff.

I love metal but I never got into Slipknot, I lumped them in with Marilyn Manson, Korn, Linkin Park and those other nu-metal bands. Thought I'd give them another go, but turns out I was right all along.
 

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As Graham Coxon so astutely observed... Slipknot are basically The Wombles.
 

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Slipknot have released a new song called "Solway Firth". An odd name for a bunch of masked Americans from America to choose....must be about the spaceman right?

Apparently not. Really can't work out why it's called that at all.
It looks to me like it's about PTSD and soldiers not being cared for in society post-war. No idea why it's called that though.
 

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This is Fortean because it's the theme song from Bigfoot movie Missing Link (his friend is a Sasquatch):

It's a lovely film, incidentally, as that tune indicates.
 

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Interesting letter in FT 383 which says John Lennon's lyrics to I Am the Walrus bear remarkable similarities to a poem by Vaslav Nijinsky in 1919. Plagiarism? Nope, because the song was out in 1967, and the poem was not published until 1999, when the unexpurgated text was available to the public in his diary. Anyone with wider knowledge of Nijinsky able to confirm or deny this?
 

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Don't mean to necropost, but i found this forum whilst researching 'fortean music' recommendations for a mix series i'm toying about with. Thought i'd sign up and share part 1 in case someone in this thread was interested.

and also to say hi, and that i'm pleasantly surprised to see an active messageboard-style forum in 2019 - the age of reddit, the fortean reddit being pretty dead

hi:)
 

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Don't mean to necropost, but i found this forum whilst researching 'fortean music' recommendations for a mix series i'm toying about with. Thought i'd sign up and share part 1 in case someone in this thread was interested.
Welcome to the forum!

Have you uploaded the Part 1 piece yet? I got an error message when I clicked on your link.


and also to say hi, and that i'm pleasantly surprised to see an active messageboard-style forum in 2019 - the age of reddit, the fortean reddit being pretty dead
Yep ... The more verbose Web forum format is still going strong. It's the social media / mobile-oriented services that have reverted to the more simplistic outline-style format once common on early Web-based chat boards.
 

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Welcome to the forum!

Have you uploaded the Part 1 piece yet? I got an error message when I clicked on your link.




Yep ... The more verbose Web forum format is still going strong. It's the social media / mobile-oriented services that have reverted to the more simplistic outline-style format once common on early Web-based chat boards.
ooh error sorted, edited the link should work now

i wonder if it is some sort of retromania/ nostalgia i'm feeling for this messageboard format or what it is? not sure how this format would feel to reddit-natives/mobile-oriented platforms as you put. but anyway here i am
 

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You're in a nursing home. Run. Get out while you can. ( :) welcome).
 

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Very much enjoying the compilation. Is it a remix / sampling of other's original works, or all your own creation? Either way, very nice stuff.
 
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