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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 8:59 pm
 


I need to find an album to give as an Xmas gift.
My sister likes Great Big Sea but we've exhausted that paticular marque.

I'm looking for bands that do similar sea shanty/drunken newfy songs.
I've tried to pass off The Pogues but the're a bit to punkish, and the Chieftans are too hit or miss.

I'll trade you near-worthless opinions of Tom Waits, Pink Floyd, and a small, but strangely enthusiastic opinion of far too many Guilbert & Sullivan Operas.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:02 pm
 


Looking for something along the lines of Great Big Sea?

(another Tom Waits fan here... hardly worthless!)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:04 pm
 


Men in kilts
Irish Descendents
Floggin Molly

You can usually find an album with a mix of stuff, since the music isn't really popular these days.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:06 pm
 


ridenrain wrote:
I'm looking for bands that do similar sea shanty/drunken newfy songs.


Oops, I guess this should have been my hint.

Try

Irish Descendants
Lennie Gallant
Stan Rogers
Rawlins Cross
Leahy
Evans and Doherty


Certainly all traditional Celtic music... some more "drunken" than others.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:24 pm
 


Not really newfie but interesting nonetheless. Hayseed-Dixie is a Bluegrass band with a twist. They do covers of AC/DC and Kiss and their own stuff too.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:25 pm
 


Thank you one and all for the leads.
I will start the screening tomorrow. I know my sister won't even consider such hardship but that's my sorry row to hoe :D

Blue-Nose: My/our appreciation of good lyrics and the "atmosphere" that Tom serves is lost on my sister. I find that those who know about Tom either hate or love him. There is no middle ground, and no common ground.
That said, I'm now listening to more of Randy Newman who also paints a good story, but not as broad as Tom.
Cheers all.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:34 pm
 


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I find that those who know about Tom either hate or love him.


I know what you mean... I used to hate him, but now I love him

"Nighthawks at the Diner" sold me for life:

"I'm so GDed horny the crack of dawn better be careful around me"

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:37 pm
 


I too feel that tom waits is the most talented artist to be found in the second hand CD store.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:39 pm
 


Canadian heat mentioned them already, but you can't go wrong with Flogging Molly.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:04 pm
 


Thanks Xerx. I'll start there. They sound like the best choice.

As for Tom: I get tired of explaning that songs like "downtown train" is Tom.
I have not heard "Nighthawks at the Diner". The last Tom album I bought was... Raindogs? I'm looking at those lyrics and I might look at that for a pre-selected X-mass prezzy.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:23 pm
 


It's a live show at some sort of lounge... a whole lot of story telling, with a great acoustic ensemble... must have if you love his lyrics.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:57 pm
 


Spirt of the West is an older band, not exactly newfie music, but with a political twist at times.
check them out!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:09 pm
 


Speaking of older bands, there is another which cannot go unmentioned. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you...

The Irish Rovers!!!

Ok, some of their stuff is far removed from their Celtic origins but when they do more traditional stuff they do it quite well. [B-o]


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 9:12 am
 


Uh...

Captain Tractor?

Moxy fruvouse??

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