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Actually, that's exactly what it is. "Stagger Lee" was first recorded about 90 years ago, and it could well be a decade or two older than that. The Bad Seeds just made it about fifty times darker, is all. :P

Guess I should have put that it didn't sound like an average traditional "story telling" song. But anyway, thanks for the info. It's definitely something I'll keep in mind when having another listen.
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"Average" is not something Nick Cave is noted for being. ;)

If you're interested, there's a great live-on-TV version here back-to-back with a duet with PJ Harvey on another traditional song from from the same album. The two songs couldn't be more different but they're both beautiful in their own way. And Nick is very clearly coked off his tits but it's a killer performance all the same.

Back on topic, anyone else want to field this? I don't know the song but I do know what Dre and Snoop sound like together and I can't really be bothered to listen to it, if I'm honest. :whatever:
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I enjoyed "Stagger Lee" much more the second time and "Henry Lee" was just beautiful. From what, (extremley) little Nick Cave I've heard, I can say I prefer him live. The studio recordings are a tad bit too overproduced for my taste. As for "Bitches Ain't Shit", what more can I say that the lyrics and beat don't :lol:. It's great 90's fun, gangster rap. They're not rapping, (or rather auto-tuned singing) about how god damn succesful they are or about a hood they've probably never been to. There rapping about what they know with a pretty good beat and a funny concept. I really dig earlier Dre.

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*If you liked this song even a little, I highly suggest you listen to this version to appreciate how simple yet kick fuckin' ass they are.
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Madness Interactive - Monks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMXkS-e8xnA

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JEFF The Brotherhood-"Heavy Days"?
*If you liked this song even a little, I highly suggest you listen to this version to appreciate how simple yet kick fuckin' ass they are.

They're not a band I've heard a hell of a lot of, but I've always really liked what I've heard. And funnily enough, I'd never heard the studio version of that song before, but I'd seen the bedroom version video a bunch of times. I don't want to slate the studio version, but I massively prefer the other one. Sounding even a tenth that good in such an informal setting, with no microphones, is something most people will never come close to achieving.

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Madness Interactive - Monks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMXkS-e8xnA

Massively dissapointed with this one. Both the Monks and Madness (to a much lesser extent) are both fine bands, and I was hoping for something by one of them. Instead I got the sort of thing that was tossed off in half an hour by some obsessive fan of a fairly-popular webseries, in order to back up half an hour of said webseries. It seems churlish to rate it with a smiley instead of a number, but what the hell. :thumbdown: /10.

Speaking of the Monks: "Monk Time", anyone?
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ADePALMA1251 wrote:
JEFF The Brotherhood-"Heavy Days"?
*If you liked this song even a little, I highly suggest you listen to this version to appreciate how simple yet kick fuckin' ass they are.

They're not a band I've heard a hell of a lot of, but I've always really liked what I've heard. And funnily enough, I'd never heard the studio version of that song before, but I'd seen the bedroom version video a bunch of times. I don't want to slate the studio version, but I massively prefer the other one. Sounding even a tenth that good in such an informal setting, with no microphones, is something most people will never come close to achieving.

Ahh, thank you. I was going to lose it, if the only response I got was, "3/10". :lol:
I don't know if you've seen this, but it's worth checking out if you're diggin' The Brotherhood.
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ADePALMA1251 wrote:
Caribou wrote:
ADePALMA1251 wrote:
JEFF The Brotherhood-"Heavy Days"?
*If you liked this song even a little, I highly suggest you listen to this version to appreciate how simple yet kick fuckin' ass they are.

They're not a band I've heard a hell of a lot of, but I've always really liked what I've heard. And funnily enough, I'd never heard the studio version of that song before, but I'd seen the bedroom version video a bunch of times. I don't want to slate the studio version, but I massively prefer the other one. Sounding even a tenth that good in such an informal setting, with no microphones, is something most people will never come close to achieving.

Ahh, thank you. I was going to lose it, if the only response I got was, "3/10". :lol:
I don't know if you've seen this, but it's worth checking out if you're diggin' The Brotherhood.



7.5/10

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Um, it appears that everyone just skipped mine. We're still on this one.
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The beeping during the riff was rather irritating, but you get used to it. That said, the riff is fucking awesome and I love the energy and charisma of the vocalist, I have a thing for somewhat gravelly voices.
There's a sweet little organ slam bit at around 50 seconds in and the vocalist just responds with "NO I DON'T LIKE THAT" or something. That was pretty cool, and it does for some reason make me wonder if they influenced Barrett-era Floyd at all, it just gives me that vibe.
That was actually my first time listening to the Monks. Needless to say, I'm impressed. I give it a solid 7/10.

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The beeping during the riff was rather irritating, but you get used to it.

Yep. And then, after about five listens, you start to love it and wish all music sounded like that. ;)

Seriously man, that was 1965. The only way they could get away with making a racket on record like that (and bear in mind that back then even the Beatles with their nice clean suits and chirpy harmonies were considered dangerously raucous by a lot of people) is because they were American GIs stationed in Germany, where industry standards weren't as tight and they could use their standing in the army to get it released. They made one record, freaked the living shit out of people at their live shows, and then vanished for about thirty years until underground musicians started publicly name-dropping them, and they've gained a cult following that snowballed from there.

They railed against Vietnam years before it was cool, whilst still in the army. Oh, and they looked like this:
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Twelve years later, punk happened and wasn't as punk. 8)
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Oh man, that's awesome. Never heard those guys before but I'll definitely be checking out more. I'm a sucker for voices like hers, and the song's just as catchy as sin. 8.5/10.

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Jabels wrote:
The beeping during the riff was rather irritating, but you get used to it.

Yep. And then, after about five listens, you start to love it and wish all music sounded like that. ;)

Seriously man, that was 1965. The only way they could get away with making a racket on record like that (and bear in mind that back then even the Beatles with their nice clean suits and chirpy harmonies were considered dangerously raucous by a lot of people) is because they were American GIs stationed in Germany, where industry standards weren't as tight and they could use their standing in the army to get it released. They made one record, freaked the living shit out of people at their live shows, and then vanished for about thirty years until underground musicians started publicly name-dropping them, and they've gained a cult following that snowballed from there.

They railed against Vietnam years before it was cool, whilst still in the army. Oh, and they looked like this:
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Twelve years later, punk happened and wasn't as punk. 8)

Oh, I was going to say that the time it was released makes it marginally cooler, but I decided on just talking about the song itself instead of focusing on other details. I went in as someone in the modern age listening to them blindly for the first time without knowing shit about them. Thanks for the info man, I'll definitely check out more of their stuff.

And I agree, they're totally punk as fuck.

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Oh man, that's awesome. Never heard those guys before but I'll definitely be checking out more. I'm a sucker for voices like hers, and the song's just as catchy as sin. 8.5/10.

I'll admit, I only found out about them because the singer is my favourite character's voice actress in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (god, there's no way of saying that in a way that doesn't make me sound like a raging homo). It's definitely my favourite song by them and never fails to cheer me up, especially the bit where the guitarist and bassist are just naming different dances in the background. "Slow..." "DANCE!" "Square..." "DANCE!" "High School..." "DANCE!" "So you think you..." "CAN DANCE!". I really hope they come to the UK at some point.
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That was meh, at best. The guitar/drums/etc. were okay, but the singer just wasn't doing anything for me. I don't know if that's his [the singer's] style, but it's not something I'd listen to regularly.

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The guitar/drums/etc. were okay, but the singer just wasn't doing anything for me

Really? The singer is by far my favourite thing about that band; I can't think of anyone who can slip back-and-forth between falsetto and screaming as smoothly and often as he does. But each to their own I guess...
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@AdePALMA: 5/10

to avoid chaos, please answer for every open request. so theres always just one open question ;)


here one of my favorite songs:
Green Day


please, everyone his own opinion, but give this a rating below nine... go and die a painful death...
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please, everyone his own opinion, but give this a rating below nine... go and die a painful death...

Pfft. This wouldn't even get in my (non-existent) List of Top 50 Green Day Songs. It's not a bad song, but it's only really remarkable for being the song they're named after. And the lyrics are embarrassingly crap. I'd give it 6.5/10, but I think even that's being generous due to nostalgia. :whatever:

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5/10
(I don't like rap)

Muse - Survival (Official Song of the London Olympic Games)
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"Survival" is pretty good. Not MUSE's best song, but it's allright. Can't wait for their new album.

Joy Division/Warsaw-"Leaders of Men"?
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"Survival" is pretty good. Not MUSE's best song, but it's allright. Can't wait for their new album.

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7/10

(you forgot to give survival a rating)

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8/10
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God of War III Music - Rage of Sparta http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPnVGnpt ... ure=relmfu

Isn't this the "Rate the song" thread, not "Rate the video game soundtrack"?
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God of War III Music - Rage of Sparta http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPnVGnpt ... ure=relmfu

Shit man, half an hour? I didn't listen to it all, but I closed the tab after about 4-5 minutes and honestly, it's pretty forgettable. I suppose I'd appreciate it more if I actually played the God of War series, but I haven't. So with that in mind, I give it a 5/10.

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It sounds like allot of music out today (especially the sound of her voice, at least on that one particular song), but I still enjoyed it quite a bit. Let's keep this women singers thing goin'. I see your KT Tunstall, and raise you Alison Mosshart in The Kills. 8)

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It sounds like allot of music out today (especially the sound of her voice, at least on that one particular song), but I still enjoyed it quite a bit. Let's keep this women singers thing goin'. I see your KT Tunstall, and raise you Alison Mosshart in The Kills. 8)

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6.8/10

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0.6/10

Oh Jesus that is bad. Dumps all over a pretty decent Police song with sentimental schmaltz and one of the stiffest, most mumbled attempts at rapping ever given a major-label release. Puff Daddy is a very good businessman, but he fucking sucks as a musician, and if I were the Notorious B.I.G. I'd be glad I was dead just so I didn't have to hear it.

(I might have given it a few more marks out of ten, if it wasn't for the fact that it was absolutely EVERYWHERE for years and years and apparently it still hasn't gone away completely. I can't even listen to the original with cringeing any more, and I used to quite like that song.)

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3/10

Rammstein - Du Hast http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzGKsXPBILw
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