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Old 13 Sep 2019, 06:10 PM   #151
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Spyro Gyra - Chrysalis

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Old 14 Sep 2019, 02:14 AM   #152
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Anouk is a popular female rock singer in NL.
Gave birth to 6 children, but never gonna be nobody's wife.
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I was a teenager when this was a hit... Good times Anouk is still going strong, still releasing good music. Even represented the Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest with the beautiful ballad "Birds".
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Old 14 Sep 2019, 02:27 AM   #153
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listening to Devil Doll - "The girl who was... Death"


This band is something special, to say the least. The band was founded by one "Mr Doctor" of whom, other than his real name (which he revealed only more than 20 years after the first Devil Doll came out), nothing is known, there is a big fog of secrecy about his personal life. The band is heavily inspired by old horror movies, resulting in (sometimes over the top) dramatic and dark lyrics.

The band mixes opera, classical music, Slavonic folk music, cabaret/avant garde, gothic rock, rock and metal influences. Typical for them is the length of their songs, their shortest being about 20 minutes in length, their longest well over an hour long. "The girl who was... Death" is just under 40 minutes long, one song with so many sudden changes of genre and structure that it does feel like listening to an entire EP. There is even some Gregorian-esque chanting somewhere around minute 15:30.

The discography of this band is another bizarre element: of the first record only one copy was pressed, which the vocalist keeps in his house. It was never commercially released. Of the second recording, 500 copies were pressed, but only 150 were distributed at a performance, the remaining copies were destroyed by the singer. Some of the band's records have later been re-released on CD though, but that was years after the initial releases with their very limited number of printed records.

Since their last release in 1998 nothing has been heard of the band. Mr Doctor in a rare interview stated he continues to record music, but has lost interest in releasing it commercially or sharing it with the outside world.

Despite their strange artistic visions, I really like this song a lot. The lyrics are a bit over the top, but the unique mixture of genres alone make it a very fascinating piece of music.
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Old 16 Sep 2019, 10:23 PM   #154
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Still amazing...

Clubbed to Death - Matrix soundtrack

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Old 23 Sep 2019, 04:21 AM   #155
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Sonata Arctica - "Letter to Dana"


Sonata Arctica are a Finnish melodic metal band, in existance since the mid-90's. The lyrics of this song are somewhat odd, especially the lines about passing away and then singing "it was a beautiful day". I read rumours that the song would be inspired by actress Gillian Anderson (from The X Files) but I don't have a clue if that is true. Could be a fan making up the story and believing his own interpretation to the extent of spreading it as if it were a fact.
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Old 27 Sep 2019, 01:14 AM   #156
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Old 2 Oct 2019, 02:01 AM   #157
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Billy Joel - 52nd Street.
I bought this LP something like 40 years ago.
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Old 2 Oct 2019, 04:00 AM   #158
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Billy Joel - 52nd Street.
I bought this LP something like 40 years ago.
Long time no see hadaso. Happy to see you again here.
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Old 7 Oct 2019, 01:09 AM   #159
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Manic Street Preachers - "Door to the river"

Manics often have rather hard to decipher lyrics, but this one is very tough. What does the door to the river have to do with the rest of the lyrical content?
Great song though, nice ballad. One of their lesser known songs, as it only appeared on the "best of" compilation album "Forever delayed" and was never released as a single or put on a different "regular" album.
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Old 7 Oct 2019, 01:19 AM   #160
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now the KLF featuring Tammy Wynette - "Justified and ancient" (single version)


I miss the nineties. Such good times. I was a teenager, life seemed simple...
The KLF were epic. One of the first bands to truly introduce sampling to the music industry, with an ecclictic mix of acid house, dance, rap, and even metal (in the track "America: what time is love?"). Add the whole concept and hidden references to Illuminati and Discordianism (the book "The Illuminatus! Trilogy" was a heavy influence) and you had a very unique project. I would say burning money for the sake of art is crossing the line of good taste though (they burnt their earnings and taped that, as if it were a sort of artistic statement)
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Old 7 Oct 2019, 04:50 AM   #161
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Miserere by Allegri

The text is in Latin.

I wanted to understand what it's about.
The English translation helped a little.
Then I realized I could actually read the Hebrew original.
It's supposedly a song by king David begging for forgiveness after committing adultery.
Anyway, it's beautiful music.


(Another song I wanted to understand but found out some of it is probably just gibberish is Queen's song Mustapha)
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Old 7 Oct 2019, 06:52 PM   #162
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Manic Street Preachers - "Door to the river"

Manics often have rather hard to decipher lyrics, but this one is very tough. What does the door to the river have to do with the rest of the lyrical content?
Great song though, nice ballad. One of their lesser known songs, as it only appeared on the "best of" compilation album "Forever delayed" and was never released as a single or put on a different "regular" album.
I think Door to the river refers to being tempted by suicide to enter the heavenly realms and life eternal, as a way to escape our problems here on earth.
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