Last week, with a twenty five euro Golden Disc voucher on offer we asked you to name your most euphoric festival moment.
One ‘reveller’ stood above the mosh pit.
“My most euphoric festival moment was watching Daft Punk performing Alive at Oxygen 2007 because it was a complete eye-opener which genuinely changed me. Up until then I was completely quite conservative and against the whole festival thang.
That weekend however, I ‘flipped the lid’ and ‘went large’ BIG TIME! I got completely (over) engrossed by the whole experience, everything that could happen to someone at a festival, happened to me that weekend. It basically taught me…not to care!!!
Stuff robbed, tent burned, car tires burst/windows smashed, lost friends, found friends, lost everyone. No wallet, no memory, no cop-on. I crowd dived, I did drugs, I had sex and I danced. It was simply fantastic.”
“My most euphoric festival moment was watching Underworld performing at the first Homelands gig in Mosney 1999, because it was the first ever proper dance music festival in the country, and Irish people just weren’t at all prepared for it.
There were lads wearing shoes and shirts, birds in dresses and miniskirts and basically three quarters of the crowd were dolled up like they were going to an 8 hour long nightclub.
At one stage, late in the evening, I overheard some youngwan lamenting the fact she was going to have to dump her 6-inch high heels cos they were getting stuck in the muck, were too manky to clean properly and were pretty much useless.
The train journey home was surreal, it looked like the waiting room in Beetlejuice.”
Forbidden Fruit, 2011
“My most euphoric festival moment was watching Flaming Lips performing at Forbidden Fruit (the first time – 2011) because we’d shimmied our way to the front and as I turned around to see the crowd behind, the huge multi coloured balloons that Wayne Coyne was throwing from the stag were starting to pop – they were filled with glitter confetti, and the sun was setting in the west behind them (the way the stage faced at that time).
I never listened to the Flaming Lip before that moment. Magic. When I turned back the stage was full of dancing Alice in Wonderland and Wizard of Oz characters. Think they opened with Race for the Prize, but can’t remember that bit. Also he done this….Total showman! Blew me away!”
“My most euphoric festival moment was Richie Hawtin performing at Witnness in 2013 because I’d just been arrested for smoking hash but they never found the two yokes buried with the lint deep in my pocket. Mug shot taken, Lecture given,Double drop and straight to the dance tent NOT GIVING A F**K!!”
“Has to be Primal Scream at Feile who came back on in Semple Stadium after the last act finished when most people had left and did what seemed like a 2 hour set with Andy Weatherall.
Really caught a lot of people on the hop as this whole “DJ” thing was still relatively new, was the most chilled out yet engaged and uplifting gig i have ever witnessed, and I’ve seen Ray Charles playing to a crowd in Wexford who had no idea who he was and were instantly converted, but that’s another story entirely.
I mention Primal Scream’s unscheduled gig in Thurles as it only just eclipsed the first time i seen them in the National Stadium, that was a strange experience, the crowd was a mix of ravers, punks, bikers, students, old hippies, mods and all points in between. It was strange watching them all in their own little groups melt into each other as Screamadelica melted the barriers between them. Come together indeed :o”
Last week, to help us celebrate our eighth birthday and with a Twenty five euro voucher for Golden Discs on offer, we asked you to select the best thing you’ve heard since July 2010.
You answered in your tens.
But there could be only one winner.
In reverse order…
Kavinksy – Nightcall
“The best release of the last eight years was unquestionably Kavinsky’s Nightcall owning to its robotic synthpoppy 80’s computer game influenced sound. It fitted in perfectly with Ryan Goslings totally reasonable actions in Drive (2011)…”
RíRà- The Future Comes Back To Haunt You
Johnny Keenan (him off the telly! writes:
Once you hear and read the song lyric you will come to the clear conclusion that some movements artists and people are just ahead of their time and the curve. RíRà (Offaly native) released this analysis of the world in July 2010. Around the same time Broadsheet.ie launched a news website for the curious and concerned creative community.
Kayne West feat. John Legend – Blame Game (off My Dark, Twisted Fantasy)
zeltron 6 billion writes:
“The best release of the last eight years was inquestionably the seminal My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by one Kanye West, owing to its fascinating dive into the mind of one of pop culture’s most divisive figures, it’s grandiose compositions (in many ways the epoch of mid 00s-early 10s hip hop) production and the lavish maximalist stylings throughout. It may have released mere months after Broadsheet’s own birthday but it’s set a high watermark for the following 8 years :)”
Sarah Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan – Crossing Muddy
“The best release of the last eight years was unquestionably “Crossing Muddy Waters” owing to it’s gorgeous harmonies and exquisite musicianship.”
Tame Impala – Yes, I’m Changing (off Currents)
Royal M writes:
‘The best release of the last eight years was unquestionably Tame Impala’s Currents owing to it’s originality, songwriting, and production values…and for restoring this old fogey’s faith in pop music’
Last week, with a TWENTY FIVE euro voucher for Golden Discs on offer, we asked what song makes you blub like a big crying, blubbing baby.
You replied in your tearful tens.
But there could be only one winner.
Yes, only one.
Oh, pull yourself together for pity’s sake.
In reverse order then…
Sheila Larkin writes:
“While not often found crying, I have been literally moved to tears listening to the Hozier song “In a Week” featuring Karen Cowley because it’s so fuppin moving and sad. Listen to those lyrics.Sobs.”
Clampers Outside writes:
“While not often found crying, I have been literally moved to tears listening to More Than Everything by Bombay 1 because it is so an incredibly simplistic and sparse, a song that simultaneously fills me with melancholy and joy to a point that it feels like it slows the beat of my heart…and I forgot to give it to the DJ at my wedding…. fupp… :(“
“While not often found crying, I have literally been moved to tears, listening to Storm by Lifehouse, because of its intensity and relevance, when missing close family members in other countries. Don’t listen to it if you’re of a delicate disposition.”
“Alicia Ross by Canadian singer Kathleen Edwards.Written about a local girl who went missing and was murdered. She often welled up signing it live and it’s a beautiful, yet tragic song. I never knew the story when I first heard it.”
Try, Song to the Siren, by This Mortal Coil. Go on, really listen to it, i cant anymore because it inflicts actual physical pain. Think Martin Sheen in the opening sequences of Apocalypse Now. (1979) I don’t know why, it just does…
Brother Barnabas: “While never found crying, I have been almost moved to tears listening to an upbeat panpipes-version of Bridge Over Troubled Waters because the cafe beneath my office has been playing it repeatedly on loop since around half 10.”
Soedgy: ‘While not often found crying, I have been literally moved to tears listening to my marketing manager give me design advice because he wants to make it ‘pop’’
Two weeks ago, on the eve of the Eighth Amendment referendum and with a twenty five euro voucher to spend at Golden Discs on offer, we asked you: what is your favourite Yes track.
You voted in your proggy tens.
But there can be only one winner.
In reverse order then.
Yes – Starship Troopers
Dinny Do Well? writes
‘While not a massive prog fan, I am partial to a blast of Yes’’s Starship Trooper (YES album) owing to its 9.29 minutes combining the talents of three band members showing vocal dexterity, instrumentation, virtuosity of playing, range (rockabilly in prog?) but especially the indulgent solo in Würm. The ABC of prog dysfunction that will make you wonder. And laugh at the daftness’ (If it can make it to HBO’s Divorce, it’s gotta be worthy.
Yes – Long Distance Runaround
Royal M writes:
While not a massive prog fan, I am partial to a blast of Yes’ Long Distance Runaround owing to its brevity, catchiness and gorgeous melody despite it being unmistakably proggy with it’s jazzy drums, noodly guitar/piano and that bass line.
Yes – Heart Of The Sunrise
While not a massive prog fan, I am partial to a blast of Yes’ Heart of The Sunrise owing to its …its…holy jesus just listen to the madness of the bass and drums in the first 20 seconds alone, though it gets a bit sh*te when the singing starts which isnt for about another 4 mins, it is prog after all…
Yes – Roundabout
Witty Name writes:
Roundabout, the fancy guitar harmonics and chunky bass, with jazzy drums, key changes, timing changes, tangents, organs, fast bits, slow bits. sure, what more do ya need from a bit o’prog. Love it!
Yes – Don’t Kill The Whale
‘While not a massive prog fan, I am partial to a blast of Yes’ Don’t Kill the Whale, from the 1980 live album ‘Yesshows’ owing to the eye-opening effect it had on me, to the worlds ignorance regarding the plight of the Whale and other endangered species of our beautiful world…this in 1980….was a shock to a very young me and many others…the overall atmosphere of the track is incredibly emotive & Rick Wakeman’s melodies at 2:15 are sublime….please give it a listen if you’ve 4:10 to spare ’
PSI am not…. and never have been ‘A Hippy’ ! :) PPS I Vote YES, YES, YES.
Last month, with a twenty five euro voucher to spend at any of the many Golden Discs branches on offer, we asked you to donate a song to our Summer 2018 Playlist.
You responded in your humming droves.
We have boiled it down to the classic 47 song collection (scrollable above). The perfect amount of choonage to cater for a one way motor from Dublin to Cork apparently.
Classic staples, some cheese, the odd sour pickle and lashings of pop. It’s a veritable picnic basket of sound for your next journey on the open road.
Many thanks to the choosers: Andyourpointiswhatexactly?Marklar; Yupyup; Tarfton Clax; Spudnick; f_lawless; Scottser; Gorugeen; Kolmo; Cool Hand Lucan; Ouch; Alors; Sam Prekop; Liam Deliverance; Joe; Moochail; Daisy Chainsaw; Frilly Keane; Seimiq; HyperGlobalCompuMegaNet; Yep; Harry; Johnny; Lush; The Ghost of Starina; Daisy Chainsaw; Penfold; Papi; realPolithicks; Ed Quinn; The Bad Ambassador; Martco; Snowflake; Ivan; Jasper: SOQ; Leopold Gloom; Janet, I Ate My Avatar; Bobby J; Mildred St Meadowlark.
A special thank you to Bertie Blenkinsop for his Spotify chops.
Now YOU must choose the best of the playlist.
Best entry wins a Golden Discs voucher worth 25 ‘big’ ones.