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Slack Balls

Posted May 23, 2016 into Music by beeso

Beeso had some kid free days last week, so here are this weeks Balls.

BALLS! Curtains for Spurs and the Spurs, Steph is unanimously good at basketball, Rotovegas represent, and Fat Sam is a dangerous floater that refuses to be flushed. Get that here.

Then the always professional Beeso and Dr Yobbo discuss the cultural imperialism of chip packet colours, Biggie vs Starks, Beeso vs actual music reviewers, old worn-out T-shirts as a metaphor for old worn-out bands, great tyre dumps of Sydney's inner-west, and who is the Steven Adams of dub. Somewhere amongst all of that crap they also review new albums by King Gizzard and the Cat Empire, and 1985 vintage live Oils. Get that here

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Therbs would have you know...

Posted May 23, 2016
Or in the case of Bismack Biyombo, bruised balls courtesy of Daahhhnntay!

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PM reckons...

Posted May 24, 2016
Another insightful and informative recap Ms B. Not as funny as some you've given us but that's hardly surprising in this time of post-Hodor grief.

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BALLS After Dark.46 Siren song of the anguished dying Wookiee

Posted May 12, 2016 into Music by beeso

Beeso and the Doc talk Midnight Oil's comeback, Smash B-Sides '91, Radiohead's incipient U2isation, the Doc's issues with Spain, Beeso's issues with plugging his mates' bands, and is Beyonce this generation's Beyonce? Reviewed: new Beastwars and The Heavy, and INXS' 1987 classic Kick. Next week: The Cat Empire, King Gizzard (back with another one) and classic Oils live at Goat Island - all on the ">BALLS Spotify playlist

Get it here or subscribe to iTunes here. And check out the new Funkoars track, it's a good one.

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Therbs ducks in to say...

Posted May 13, 2016
Cat Empire? Fkn trumpets again. You two really suffer for your art.

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Balls After Dark.44

Posted May 1, 2016 into Music by beeso

The Doc and Beeso pour a little out for Prince and discuss whether he is responsible for Beeso's love of sexy time music, before they review Pop/Homme's Post Pop Depression, The Bennies' Wisdom Machine and Beeso's classic pick, Killervision by FWTB* Salmonella Dub. Next week: The Dandy Warhols are still a thing, something called an Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and the definitive 90s Australian indie album, You Am I's Hi-Fi Way. This and next week's albums are, as always, available for your listening pleasure on the BALLS Spotify playlist.. All of this makes sense if you listen here.

*Fucking Wellington Trumpet Band, for those who came in late

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Bondiboy66 has opinions thus...

Posted May 2, 2016
I liked Sound As Ever by You Am I a bit more personally

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Balls 53 and BALLS After Dark 43

Posted April 22, 2016 into Music by beeso

Beeso and Dr Yobbo do a conscise and relevant (right up until the first night of games) breakdown of the start of the NBA finals and still manage to wedge in some mountain bike, F1 and soccccccer. Get that here

Then in the After Dark, we break format to talk festivals and why they are so retro, whether the Avalanches will ever do a second album and the Doc watches Coachella. Get that here

This week we will probably have a bit of a chat about Prince, considering the news, so drop us a facebook line here or tweet us @theballspodcast if you have any cool memories or sweet youtube links.

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SZF mutters...

Posted April 22, 2016
Man, the hits just keep coming. Lemmy, Weiland, Wright, Bowie and now Prince. His own catalogue aside, check out his guitar solo at the George Harrison tribute on the toobz. Fucking epic.
Link already flicked to Balls Facebook.

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Lulu is gonna tell you...

Posted April 22, 2016
Prince today, and also (on a slightly different note) Victoria Wood yesterday. Bowie at the beginning of the year. Can someone check on Springsteen & Tina Turner? I feel as if The Dark Side is threatening my childhood favourites.

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Quokka mumbles...

Posted April 22, 2016
Think on the bright side. Glen Campbell turned 80 today. Perhaps he's got a few more tunes up his sleeve.And before you all scoff, have you heard Cassandra Wilson's 'Wichita Lineman'?cassandra wilson wichita lineman youtube

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AuntyLou swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted April 22, 2016
Oh Quokka! Thank you for that! I have never experienced Cassandra Wilson before. ..what a revelation! Glen Campbell has always been in my world (especially after marrying a cowboy type...yeah got over that) but that voice! And I have spent a bunch of time just listening to that rumbling glorious

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BALLS After Dark.42 #BALLS and Biscuit

Posted April 15, 2016 into Music by beeso

In which Beeso and the Doc talk to kids, discuss vocal astringency, the Hulltops, doing it yourself, living in interesting times, getting rocks chucked at you by Bathurst winners, Pleasantville, White-on-Black violence, Phil Rudd Drum Clinics, the Doc's truth, knowing them before they were cool, Pop music, smells like punk, the last ska punk band left in captivity, Dub Oh, Tiki tours, the Doc blanks on Che Fu's entire existence, beer chat, points vs playoffs redux, and we live call the Raw losing the Plate.

This week we review new albums by Underworld and Yeasayer, while chewing over whether Elephant was the White Stripes' best. Next week: Josh and Iggy, the Bennies and Salmonella Dub's classic Killervision. As always, this and next week's selections are on the BALLS Spotify playlist.

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dweeze mutters...

Posted April 18, 2016
Yay - White Stripes are fun. Yeasayer are naff. Under-who? Spiffing good show chaps.

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BALLS AFTER DARK 41 Second Coming of Cheesus

Posted April 6, 2016 into Music by beeso

In which Beeso and the Doc talk Fully Sick Fat Habibs, Jeb(s)!, self-inflating singers, The 90s Revival: Blame The Parents, Nehwoebehem, Beeso's Soho Waco Yolo Fomo, WWOS montage music, rusty pipes, Shaun Goes Forth, Coxonless fours, ADAM WAS RIGHT, timing is everything, Twitter polls, the Doc recycles his cheesy old Blur post, insufferable hipsters, quantity over quality, mega mega white things, the death of Pablo, Blackstar 3.0, dog's breakfast with chips, Statham Of Origin, the Royal Fam loves the D, Netflix and Zero Chill, basement-dwelling nerd-trinket hoarders, and Mehdevil.

On this week's music menu Violent Soho and The Cult roll out new releases, while Beeso promotes Think Tank as the best of Blur's bunch. Next week: Underworld, Yeasayer and the White Stripes's '03 classic Elephant. As always, this and next week's selections are on the BALLS Spotify playlist.

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Therbs is gonna tell you...

Posted April 6, 2016
Those WWOS vision mixers sure did like their powder.

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