General Music thread 4
15 February 2020 at 10:44 #69675
so, I’m assuming “Can You Hear Me?” is a reference to a song.
There are loads of songs with this title but looking at some of the lyrics they don’t seem particularly linked to the episode themes (so no links from me to Bowie or The Who!).
I did find this – it ain’t really my ‘thing’ but its ok (yessirree I can damn with faint praise!).
;¬)17 February 2020 at 19:22 #69704
Damn, just found out Andy Weatherall died. I just saw him at a gig at New Year (perhaps one of his last). He was only 56. I think I’ve seen him DJ at least once a year since 1994 (if not more). He also worked with my music producer mate Dave as “Lords of Afford” for a while.
Anyway, as a tribute, his classic remix, which I remember dancing to like a loon at parties when it came out, when I was 21.
If you’re geeky like me, it’s a remix of this (but he only used the last 2 minutes). I like to compare and contrast to get an idea of the thought process that went into the production.
He will be sadly missed.17 February 2020 at 21:17 #69709
@craig – christ I can smell that weird perfumey smell from the dry ice like it was last night.
I must’ve danced to it loads.
Mates had the album and I just couldn’t figure how that band that I was never that impressed with now sounded so damn funky/ dancey.
Thanks for the link to the original song as shows what an amazing ear Weatherall had to find/ create something original out of that track.
Far too young and still making great music.17 February 2020 at 21:19 #69710
The Haunting of Villa Diorati.
Seems Chibnall has remembered his overarching Kraftwerk connection…17 February 2020 at 21:40 #69711
@whisht Dave told me that Weatherall wasn’t really a technical producer – he didn’t know what all the buttons and effects did (which is why he partnered up with the people who did know that stuff). But he said he had a really good ear and was always saying things like “We need more of this” or “Less of that”, “That has to be higher in the mix” or “Can we make it sound like this obscure record I just found” etc.18 February 2020 at 21:10 #69741
@craig – thanks for that anecdote. I appreciate how his ear picks up on stuff (though absolutely not saying mine could). In fact I appreciate it because my ears couldn’t!
Your posting of both tracks for me really showed that too.
The Guardian linked to various tracks; they’re all dance/ dubby and most are new to me 30ish years later, but they’re all really good. Two Lone Swordsmen especially – and I’m not even a clubber as I know you are. I was only ever on the fringiest of fringes and would probably say “ooh, I like the Orb” and then get told “yeah – Weatherall’s part of that too”.
He had an ear and could hear something that could become something else.
A sad loss.24 February 2020 at 22:30 #69825
So – Ascension of The Cybermen
I’ll go with this as the soundtrack had a definite clang/ industrial techno but not too weird edge to it.
However I could also have gone with this one from Depeche Mode (there may be even more appropriate songs by them). But this one does deal with getting through bad times and having support to get through those. Its a great track.
oh, and yes, the Metal on Metal track by Kraftwerk was sampled on this by Afrika Bambaataa.
An absolute classic.24 February 2020 at 22:36 #69826
though my link-stepping now leads me to Cybotron with its very Kraftwerk-esque piano chords (synths?) and overall sound (though a lot more dance-y).
Its electro – so connects to Tesla too…26 February 2020 at 16:55 #69862
Just rewatched the episode and, taking a leaf out of @whist ‘s book, this came to mind. I love the words to this.
Talking Heads – Life During Wartime26 February 2020 at 20:58 #69864
And apropos of nothing… I’m developing a new website for my mate Dave, the music producer, and I’ve been digging around for some of his old stuff to add content to the site.
I’d almost forgotten about this (but have a nagging doubt I may have posted it before – but who cares). In 2004 he went to Jamaica and got to make a track with the legend that is Big Youth. The track ended up great, but he brought back about six minutes of terrible quality home video and asked if I could turn it into a music video.
It kinda came out alright – I’m sort of proud of what I achieved considering I had very little to work with – but I wouldn’t watch it full screen if I were you as the resolution is awful. But, as I said, the music is good.27 February 2020 at 23:46 #6988728 February 2020 at 02:30 #69889
@thane16 Thanks for the laughs! One hour of the crossroad song is insane. It is now stuck in my head after only a couple minutes of it. I love that show and I am sad to see it end.2 March 2020 at 22:17 #69948
So – The Timeless Children.
Peacefrog has already done The Robots earlier this series so I’ll do the song I’ve held back on as I assumed we’d get to Gallifrey.
btw enjoyed the Industrial theme for these Cybermen again.
May post some more Industrial music like that!12 March 2020 at 09:30 #70110
Did I do Robots? I thought I did Numbers… maybe both.
That sounds like something I would do.
Haven’t seen the last four or five episodes so haven’t been commenting very much.
Just came in to share this match made in heaven.
Peanuts and Pink Floyd.12 March 2020 at 10:20 #7011112 March 2020 at 10:21 #70112
I’ll save the Skinny Puppy stuff for later. 😀13 March 2020 at 06:36 #7011615 March 2020 at 17:44 #70126
Hi @peacefrog – apologies for delay in responding!
Loved the Charlie Brown / Pink Floyd mashup!
Before I heard it I was wondering “oh my god, the characters sung this??!?” which led to thoughts of the Langley Project! And then I thought “actually that’d fit with Floyd in terms of Another Brick in the Wall!
I’m sure someone’s done it – but I must Google harder!
Yes the Industrial music sounds I mentioned were the music that accompanied the Cybermen in recent episodes. There’s a definite ‘clang’ sound that I know but can’t find the song I know it from.
I’m not big into the German Industrial scene (eg Neu!) so although I’m sure the sound is there I doubt that’s where my memory is. Hence me thinking it must be more mainstream like Depeche Mode.
But although I like them I’m not deeply into them so… ah well. I’m sure someone will learn me!
Anyway, in terms of DM here’s an obvious one with shades of the ‘clang’ if not the thing that’s rattling around in my head (my memory is probably from DM music from a mate from Uni days but that was all on cassette!)
Thanks for the Ministry though!15 March 2020 at 17:51 #70127
maybe it was this (but with more ‘clang’) – but maybe it wasn’t Depeche Mode at all that I’m thinking of.15 March 2020 at 18:13 #70129
So, an odd post for people that have died recently.
Max Von Sydow – titan of acting. I only know of one musical piece that his voice is used in.
Its good, but probably better to remember him through his work!
“Klytus I’m booooored…. What plaything can you offer me today?”
Also after mentioning Industrial music I had thought to mention Throbbing Gristle.
However yesterday Genesis P Orrige passed away (or laid down their body).
Its not music that is easy to share, so I won’t inflict it (especially as I don’t listen to it myself!). But still, a passing worth mentioning.16 March 2020 at 14:01 #70147
Don’t ever worry about how long it takes to respond to me. I’m so busy now that I barely have time to sleep. Was working with 6 hours of sleep in a 3 day period over the weekend.
Here’s a early Ministry song from the time they were moving on from being a Depeche Mode clone and towards the heavy hitters that they became later in the 90s. Killer video on this one.
It’s a good one and might have some cling clangs in there for you too. 😀16 March 2020 at 14:07 #70148
Ever hear any Front 242?16 March 2020 at 23:53 #70154
So, while walking through Trafalgar Square on Friday and seeing it empty(!) I got a shock.
But I can only imagine that that will be amplified over the coming weeks.
Now…. @mudlark has shown me that it is possible to do humour and a message but.. I’m a simple person, so here is all I got.
fwiw I thought this music was simply from ’28 Days Later’ but on looking for this, it seems it was originally from ‘Day of the Dead’ and was a meta reference.
Who’dve thought about media-meta-references… certainly not Doctor Who!
;¬)18 March 2020 at 20:53 #70169blenkinsopthebrave @blenkinsopthebrave
For anyone teaching at a university, you probably know that in the last few days practically every institution has cancelled face to face teaching and teachers have to put everything online. This song is about that.18 March 2020 at 21:56 #7017218 March 2020 at 21:56 #7017318 March 2020 at 21:59 #70174
Oops! sorry about the double post 😳19 March 2020 at 00:39 #70175
Obviously it was something that needed to be repeated…..
And I’m out! 😁21 March 2020 at 03:03 #70193
Well, they have my entire state on lock down now. We can’t leave the house unless it’s to go to work or the stores for food and whatnot.
So I’m going with the classic R.E.M song and some U2.
Always did like this song, they had a movie of the same name that used this when it first came out.
One more from the boys out of Athens, Ga…just because I love the song.21 March 2020 at 18:57 #70204
ahh, I have Music to attend to!
I’ve already managed to share both the teacher-guitar-player and Lehrer!
Not sure who to share REM with (stop sniggering at the back!) but will enjoy it nonetheless!
As the DoTD will be something to entertain people over next couple of days I’ll ration my music posts but just had to thank @blenkinsopthebrave ‘s link to a wonderful Canadian resource!
here’s a nice tune I guess….
But perhaps the title of this one is more in touch with the times:
;¬)21 March 2020 at 22:00 #70208
They are rationing bread and milk here now. Crazy just gets crazier.
On the plus side, I get to share these songs! 😀22 March 2020 at 00:54 #70212
@peacefrog We are pretty much locked down in Canada now and our grocery stores are limiting sales of bread and other basics and opening for less hours so they can restock their shelves. They are letting us oldies in an hour earlier and by ourselves so we can avoid the crowds. I stay home myself and sing “It’s the end the world as we know it” to my irritated husband. Thanks for the music!22 March 2020 at 04:06 #70214
Well that’s one good thing to come out of this…good music can still be shared without actual contact. Has it really come to that?22 March 2020 at 04:13 #70216
Watched a good Don Mclean documentary today also. Nothing else I can do but stay indoors and chill with some music.29 March 2020 at 19:15 #70330
My maths is usually wrong but I think that this was number one when you were born.
And actually, I think this sums you up as well (and possibly the thoughts of those here who are here because of you, too)
(I chose the live version as maybe has a bit more warmth if that’s possible!)29 March 2020 at 19:29 #70331
you think I wouldn’t give you THIS ONE?????!!???
c’mon….. pretty sure its a fave of yours
;¬)30 March 2020 at 23:44 #70348
@whisht Many thanks. Yep, you’ve got a pretty good understanding of where I’m coming from – what Scottish boy of a certain age didn’t love Claire Grogan?
Also, what a great version of “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. You are correct – it was number one in the UK the day I was born.
For my 40th birthday my friends managed to get an original 7 inch record of it and had it made into a clock, which now hangs proudly on my wall. I’m guessing there was a “time starting, then passing with every tick” theme to their thoughts.30 March 2020 at 23:56 #703501 April 2020 at 08:27 #70361
hey @craig – that’s great!
My brother bought me a framed ‘number-1-single-on-your-birthday too (not a clock though!)
No photo (erm… where did I put it??) but here it is:3 April 2020 at 11:09 #70384
Soooo. People. I’ve noticed a complete absence of Piano Man. I mean The Great Pianist Joel.
I was on the way to the doctors (can’t really go any place else) & the radio had some Billy. It made me smile & then other people, in other cars, were on the same station, singing away. Most of these people were in their 50s, but still…
I give you him:
Syzygy.3 April 2020 at 11:33 #70385
I had no luck @craig. Knew Newell Penfield was born around this time…like you…but a leedle bit later (in days, I mean). Unfortunately his string quartet whilst on a cassette deck & spooled out right now just aint on youtube. He wasn’t a particularly gifted composer but I liked his stuff. So happy birthday.
I’ll see what else I can rummage in…3 April 2020 at 12:05 #70386
Boy am I gabby tonight!
I get that Piano Man aint on The Stranger album & many of you might like that particular album. So….I’ll leave you with this one…3 April 2020 at 16:02 #70388
Damn. R.I.P. the great Bill Withers. He was right – especially now. We all need someone to lean on. Lean on me, cos one day I’ll need to lean on you. What a great guy. Also the punchline to one of Dad’s favourite “Dad” jokes – “How do you make a duck into a music star? Stick it in the oven until it’s Bill Withers”. I know. I know. As the kids say, don’t at me bro.14 April 2020 at 15:38 #70454JimTheFish @jimthefishTime Lord
I don’t normally post here but here’s a (very tenuous) link to tie in with The Doctor’s Wife. Amanda Palmer (Mrs Neil Gaiman) doing a really evocative version of Bigger on the Inside….27 April 2020 at 15:23 #70541
Not really music but this made me laugh a lot – I think I posted the energetic video to “Life During Wartime” by Talking Heads a short while back. We all need a laugh at this moment.
Keeping in shape with my favorite workout video, the critically-acclaimed 1984 Talking Heads concert film Stop Making Sense pic.twitter.com/2aV3MZ9fBB
— alicia cougar mellencamden (@aliciacamden) April 26, 20201 May 2020 at 14:41 #70570Jabru @jabru
Hello all, new here but very interesting having a look around as been a closet fan of the Dr for a long time!
Sorry to jump straight in with some spam but though some of you may appreciate this being brought to your attention…
I make music for a living and have been very lucky to have one of my tracks remixed by legendary electronic music pioneer Paddy Kingsland of the original BBC Radiophonic Workshop!!
The results are nothing short of stunning (including a sample of Paddy talking about making the Tardis sound by sampling his Mum’s front door key!) and and are available now exclusively from my Bandcamp site.
Bandcamp are very generously waiving all fees today so 100% of profits go to artists in these tricky times.
Hope you enjoy this very special one off…3 May 2020 at 20:16 #70586
Thank you so much for sharing this.
I know it may sound blasphemous, but I think I prefer your own mixes!
I really liked the Dub version (I don’t think of myself as a dub-head or anything, but I liked the contrast of ‘bottom’ as well as the sharper clicks and shimmers). The more D&B one too.
But kudos to you for getting the remix as it means someone with faaaaaaar more musical insight than I rates your music too!
cheers4 May 2020 at 20:54 #70592
Dave Greenfield passed away yesterday. You might say “Who?”. He was the keyboard player for The Stranglers. And if you haven’t heard of them you might say “Who?” too.
In 1977-78 my parents wouldn’t let me buy this new punk thing that was happening but I loved it and my friend’s big brother was allowed to buy their music and the Sex Pistols, so I used to go over to his to listen to them. And Greenfield’s keyboards were amazing. He was like the Ray Manzarek of punk. He’s the one with the moustache.4 May 2020 at 22:34 #70595
@craig That is sad. My husband is singing along to the song as I type. He was (he would say still is) a punk and loved the Stranglers.We have a couple of albums here. I will have to dig them out and have a listen.4 May 2020 at 22:43 #70597
This was the first song that sprang to mind.
I know that Golden Brown is more famous (and possibly even had more of his involvement in the core of the songwriting).
Hell, we even had the single.
But the urgency and anger and fuck-you of Something Better Change just seems… well, maybe its always appropriate whatever the world is going through.
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