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This morning I was streaming the album Songs About My Cats by Venetian Snares. The 15 year old thing then walked in to the room and then quickly turned tail and ran upstairs back to her room, clearly distraught by her first experience of drill n' bass. Next up, the Richard D James album by Aphex Twin and and smidge of Merzbow if I sense her lurking by my door again.  During lockdown, if you want some time on your own, what stuff would you put on to scare away pesky kids and any others interrupting your 'me time'?

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I’m a solo bassist and weird music composer, I don’t have such problems.

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I'm quite fond of Nitzer Ebb... works a treat.

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We went to Cheltenham Jazz Festival last year. One of the acts we went to see was The Bad Plus. 

I thought it was great: my wife, when questioned, said "it was physically painful and I never want to hear anything like that again". My son concurred. 

So anything by TBP tends to work, but all you need to do is say "it's jazz'" and they run a mile. 

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Another vote for Beefheart: people seem to struggle with Trout Mask Replica in particular. 

 

On the jazz front: Ornette Coleman

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10 minutes ago, Andy_L said:

Another vote for Beefheart: people seem to struggle with Trout Mask Replica in particular. 

 

On the jazz front: Ornette Coleman

I struggle with Trout Mask Replica!

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I have no idea who any of the acts are mentioned here ...

Actually I do know Captain Beefheart….shudder....

 

I guess you are all safe from me 😁

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32 minutes ago, Andy_L said:

On the jazz front: Ornette Coleman

Ornette's easy listening, relatively speaking - at least there's usually a repeating melody line of sorts.

Try this for clearing a room,

Or this:

 

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Cliff Richard Christmas music often ensures my dour sister in law's visit is shorter than it might otherwise be, come the festive time of goodwill to all 🙂

Sometimes she is forewarned if I say 'Happy Cliffmas' when she arrives 🙂

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Cliff Richard is not playing fair... at least you have half a chance with Beefheart.

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Pantera tends to work to remove the missus from the room

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My flatmate at university used to have "Fairground Organ Plays the Beatles"... that used to see me off.

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1 hour ago, Jakester said:

We went to Cheltenham Jazz Festival last year. One of the acts we went to see was The Bad Plus. 

I thought it was great: my wife, when questioned, said "it was physically painful and I never want to hear anything like that again". My son concurred. 

So anything by TBP tends to work, but all you need to do is say "it's jazz'" and they run a mile. 

The name is familiar, but I don't know why. Currently listening to some of the latest album (Activate Infinity) on Bandcamp - have to say I'm really liking it!

I generally find the easiest way to empty a room is to put on anything I've played on...

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1 minute ago, Simon. said:

The name is familiar, but I don't know why. Currently listening to some of the latest album (Activate Infinity) on Bandcamp - have to say I'm really liking it!

I generally find the easiest way to empty a room is to put on anything I've played on...

This one in particular upset them:

Though this tune by Soil&"PIMP"SESSIONS caused consternation (not least because of the screaming at the outset):

Can't see why myself....

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Posted (edited)

Anything played by:

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...will send anyone with functioning ears running for the hills in terror!

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1 hour ago, Leonard Smalls said:

 

 

Good grief! That goes on for 17 minutes. SEVENTEEN F***ING MINUTES!!!

 

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My go to for clearing the hall of chin wagging parents at the end of an event is Snarky Puppy. Sounds great over our PA

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8 minutes ago, scalpy said:

My go to for clearing the hall of chin wagging parents at the end of an event is Snarky Puppy. Sounds great over our PA

Too good to waste! 

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24 minutes ago, scalpy said:

My go to for clearing the hall of chin wagging parents at the end of an event is Snarky Puppy. Sounds great over our PA

Skinny Puppy would probably do a better job. Not so easy listening elevator music.

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1 hour ago, Leonard Smalls said:

Ornette's easy listening, relatively speaking - at least there's usually a repeating melody line of sorts.

Try this for clearing a room

 

 

Ha ha ha ha , that would surely drive away even the hardiest of potiential well-wishers! 🙂 🙂

When I first saw the title 'Machine Gun' I naturally immediately think of The Band of Gypsies, but then I remembered this single I had a very long time ago, and I think I might still have. 

I wonder did anyone else here have timeless classic this back in the day?

 

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At my shop, when open, I pick the music and the album which gets the most bemused looks from 'yoofs' is probably Zappa's Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch.

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