king gizzard - The I-94 Bar

BARFLY TOP TEN: Hard Ons and Nunchukka Superfly bassist Ray Ahn

ray tim fleming1. PAUL MCCARTNEY LIVE SYDNEY 12 DECEMBER, 2017

2. KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD - “Sketches of Brunswick East"

3. RESIDENTS - “The Ghost of Hope”

4. Sólstafir - “Berdreyminn”

5. MELVINS - “A Walk with Love & Death”

6. FRENZAL RHOMB - “Hi Vis High Tea”

7. DEAD - “Unpopularity Contest”

8. MYRKUR - “Mareidt"

9. MASTODON - “Cold Dark Place"

10. DAVID BOWIE - “No Plan"

BARFLY TOP TENS: Doc Temple from Sydney band Chickenstones & host of The Devils Jukebox on 2NsB 99.3 FM and RADIO365.UK

doc at the deskThat Mr Barman fellow, of I-94 Bar notoriety, has graciously once again asked me to pen a brief diatribe on the music I heard this year that breached my inherent tinnitus (this being a persistent “ringing” that originates in the ear rather than in the environment.)

The noise heard by people with tinnitus may be a buzzing, ringing, roaring, whistling, or even a hissing sound and is often associated with hearing loss.

As I'm a fellow of balanced research, and YouTube had offered a viewing of their "2017 Rewind" collection. I felt it important to have a listen to the Boobtube wares in case it informed me of important musical/cultural creations that I had possibly missed over the past 12 months...

Lo and behold it did !! Instantly I discovered that the roaring, buzzing, whistling or hissing of tinnitus can INDEED originate in the environment, contrary to what was taught during my medical schooling. What's more, that the associated hearing loss was a relief !!

Fortunately, the remedy was simple. I turned the bastard off and wondered what parallel universe of musical endeavour had led to my sudden selective deafness as it righted itself.

So, as usual, I shall make an opinionated mention of songs/releases/bands that crossed my bows during the stated period, though the pushing of record buttons, mixing and the mastering may have occurred a little before. To me, the release was when I got my sticky hands on the product, played said product and was then taken by the throat....