Alternative Weekend: Bring on the girls

in music •  2 months ago

This is posted for the #AlternativeWeekend theme kicked off by @Slobberchops. There's no prizes. It's just an opportunity to post some music you like that is outside the mainstream. People generally do three songs, but it's up to you.

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Björk - Pagan Poetry

Although I've largely been a rock and blues guy I have a thing for certain singers and Björk really pushes my buttons. She hardly ever has guitars on her songs, but I find her music so powerful.

WARNING: This is a pretty disturbing video that is NSFW. It has scenes of strings of pearls being sewn into her skin as well as some nasty lookinig piercings (in the last 20s). It also has some topless shots if that offends you.

Camille - Ta Douleur

I'd not seen this video before. I first saw Camille when she performed this song on Later with Jools Holland and I fell in love again. I've no idea what she's singing as my French is terrible, but it's another great sound that includes someone blowing raspberries. I bought the album and it's great. I've seen a few of her videos and they are always quirky. This one may appeal to knitting fans. There's nudity, but no 'naughty bits'. It's not like you can't find a million naked women on the internet if that's what you want to see.

Aimee Mann - Save Me

This song features in the movie Magnolia that I really need to watch again. Just a great voice with cool arrangements.

I really have some catching up to do on videos. When I got into some of these artists Youtube wasn't even available. Now we can watch just about any video when we want.

Have a great weekend. I hope it rocks!

I'm Steve, the geeky guitarist.

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I was going to do a post today on music with strong women too, but I've had to shoot up to Derbyshire on a family errand so you've beat me to it!
Anyway, nice picks as always sir.

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Cheers. Have a good trip.

I have not been keeping up with Bjork lately. She never seems to age, or is it just camera work. A friend of mine in the 90's was quite obsessed with her, and followed her about the country when she was touring,

He liked that crazyness about her, it never left it seems after all these years.

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She's a similar ago to me. I have to say the last couple of albums are not my favourites, but Vespertine is amazing. I've seen her live twice and she is awesome.

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Perhaps Ill add Vespertine to the car music archives. I have only tried 'Debut' and couldn't get to grips with it. I like her singles though.

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It's very different to Debut that was pretty much pop. She has some great videos.

Do you use Spotify? I've used the free version a bit, but I mostly listen to music I own (about 11000 tracks ripped to PC).

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My daughter @dismayedworld (tba), uses it all the time, but I'm a bit old fashioned and just use .mp3 files.

I had never heard of Aimee Mann, such a haunting, hypnotic voice. However the other two win on video originality.

Awesome selection... will need to post some too. Great to find new music

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I wish I still got the channel in the US that plays Later with Jools Holland. It was such a fun show to watch. I had to cut back on my cable bill though and the package that had that channel was one of the first things to go. Great selection of songs.

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I bought a few albums thanks to that show. I don't always watch, but they have some good stuff. Jools himself can get annoying on the interviews, but it's more about the music.