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Discussion in 'Arts & Entertainment' started by Rambuchan, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. Plotinus

    Plotinus Philosopher Super Moderator

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    [KaeptnOvi] Fine Accept tracks there - love that guitar solo with the Beethoven. That's what it's all about.

    But...

    I think that these guys might have something to say about that. Greatest metal song ever!

    Engel - Rammstein

    That video has got everything - at least, it's got guys with flamethrowers and a bikini-clad woman dancing with a snake, which means it doesn't need anything else. But it's still not the greatest rock video ever. Everyone knows that that honour goes to this:

    November Rain - Guns & Roses

    Slash is God. Further commentary is useless!

    The camera work is itself odd in that one. You can see that he's moving back and forth in one shot, and then it goes to the close-up and suddenly he's quite still. I think they must have had him perform the song more than once, with the camera in different positions, and then mixed the shots to get that effect. That might explain his expression in the close-ups - perhaps they told him to hold still for that take. But that aside, Leadbelly was a complex character. He was a genuinely violent and scary man whilst also an artist of rare sensitivity and versatility - a man who was always proud of the fact that, as a teenager, he really could "pick a bale of cotton" more quickly than anyone else on the plantation. He knew how to "Yassir" in real life just as much as in that news clip - in fact he probably exploited John Lomax just as much as Lomas exploited him, in a way. But he must also have been angry at the system that held him back. His Bourgeois Blues is a long description of the racism he encountered in Washington DC - something that shocked him, a plantation worker from the Deep South! And remember what he says at the start of Good Morning Blues - "Now, this is the blues. Never was a white man had the blues, because nothing to worry about..."

    So what was he thinking in that video? Impossible to say...

    I'll have a root round for anything more like that that there is on the site. They don't seem to have any other Leadbelly clips (others do exist) and I don't know if any other artists like him were recorded at such an early date, but you never know...

    In the meantime, the Leadbelly one reminded me of Johnny Shines, so here are two Johnny Shines clips. Shines was the man who travelled and played with Robert Johnson for a time in the 1930s and spent the rest of his life trying to avoid having to reminisce about it. I have several tracks by him on DVD and he always seems like this: utterly detached, almost mechanical, as if he's only half-there. That's partly testament to his amazing skill - he makes it look easy to replicate Robert Johnson's techniques - but partly testament to what else, I wonder...?

    Ramblin' - Johnny Shines (Acoustic)

    Ramblin' - Johnny Shines (Electric)
     
  2. soul_warrior

    soul_warrior Termite!

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  4. Rambuchan

    Rambuchan The Funky President

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    Well, I won't disagree with you when it comes to Rammstein, they are truly a great band, it's just that I never considered them to be the same genre as Accept.

    Since you brought Rammststein up: Here's there cover of Das Model awesome cover, if you ask me. And for good measure here's the classic original by Kraftwerk - Das Model the pioneers of electro pop.

    Another great Rammstein song that they produced as an answer to constant accustation of the media that their music is borderline fascist: Links 2-3-4
    oh, and November Rain truly is one of the best Videos ever. I still get mad when the radio stations always fade out when Slash's solo starts :mad:
     
  6. thetrooper

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    Re: Bad Religion.

    I tried to find a good video of 'Incomplete' - one of my favorite BR songs, but the quality is too poor.

    I also tried to find Rammstein - Mein Teil from their tour in Japan, which is one helluva show. Guess what - it's too gory. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Rambuchan

    Rambuchan The Funky President

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    I second Whomp's request :please:
     
  9. Bartleby

    Bartleby Remembers laughter

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    indeed. one of the best cover? bands ever.

    here are others:
    Leningrad Cowboys.Feat:Red ArmyChoir - Sweet home alabama
    Leningrad Cowboys - L.A. woman
    Leningrad Cowboys - You're My Heart You're My Soul
    they are a finnish band, not russian.
    they did (do?) mostly rock n roll with a north european communist twist.
    just enjoy this magic...
     
  11. Bartleby

    Bartleby Remembers laughter

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    Leningrad Cowboys Go America is still one of my favourite films. The only DVD I could find of it is Japanese, with burned-in subtitles, but I still love it.
     
  12. thetrooper

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    I got it without Japanese subtitles. But it will cost ya...
     
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    I'm happy as it is. It also has Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses on it.


    edit: and so as not to be spamming, here's the Butthole Surfers' Wooden Song

    Genre: butthole surfers :crazyeye:
     
  14. Rambuchan

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    Brilliant! :hatsoff:

    Black Dog's my favourite Led Zep song and I loved the shift of gear into Elvis. Finally, I'd like to give a shout out to Charlie. :lol:


    I saw his post and was going to respond (simply having too much fun checking all the clips out right now, oh, and there's work to do also). I agree too. It needs to be done and I reckon I'll get round to it sometime.

    But, it will be difficult. Suggestions for organising it? Genre would be the obvious way to go. Thing is, there are many that would fall between the gaps, such as The Pixies and Dread Zeppelin, for example. The Rock genre would also need to be broken down into sub categories. Please share thoughts on all that.

    Also, it'd be nice to have info for each link, like:
    ~ Length of time of clip
    ~ Date
    ~ Venue
    Or is that all too much?

    edit: Link to posts, like C&C forum libraries? Or link to clips?
     
  15. thetrooper

    thetrooper Schweinhund

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    Here's one from Rambuchans filthy puberty!

    Surprise!

    :D

    This is my birthday present to you Rambuchan...
     
  16. Rambuchan

    Rambuchan The Funky President

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    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Guilty as charged. I am of that age and, my word, is that a blast from the past! I remember the song well. Great present mate, thanks. There was also this.

    Here's my token of thanks for you (note the specific clip I selected).
     
  17. thetrooper

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    :lol: Thanks Ram, but don't tell dgfred about this. We don't want him electrocuted from drooling all over his PC...
     
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    WerBackIII Jar of the Rotting Brain

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    :goodjob:

    Here's Peggy Lee with Dinah Shore (red dress) - Got Rhythm
    And here's Dinah Shore with Mahalia Jackson! - Down by the River Side - these duets are fun!

    Have to put in another with Mahalia Jackson, showing her in her real element - The Lord's Prayer from Jazz on a Summer's Day (1958)


    Now showcasing: Rosemary Clooney!

    Clooney (aunt of George Clooney btw) was a great entertainer spanning a long career.. she released a bunch of fun recordings in the fifties, where one of her big hits was Come On A-My House - video from the movie Stars Are Singing (1953)

    A medley duet with Perry Como

    Another medley including Nat King Cole

    And finally a duet with on-and-off husband Jose Ferrer of the for Al Bundy fans probably well known Love and Marriage
     

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