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Title: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on November 05, 2008, 10:12:38 PM
This week for me it's 'Buzzy' by Buzz Linhart released in 1968. I've had this in LP format for years, just managed to get hold of a CD copy, no hiss or crackles. Even with the background noise from my LP, have always thought this album was way ahead of it's time and the Eyes of Blue providing the backing..... how in heaven's name did they not make it in their own right.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on November 05, 2008, 10:57:11 PM
That's funny John - I have a 2LP best of Buzzy and gave that a spin last weekend. Some great stuff (original Talk About A Morning is a dead ringer for Man arrangement other than Micky's soaring vocal).

Have a later one too "Pussycats Can Go Far" which at the time I bought it, I didn't enjoy as much. Might dig it out again and see if my opinion has changed as I mellow out on the home straight into lower middle-age.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Michael Heatley on November 06, 2008, 11:03:05 AM
Rob - I'd love to hear the original 'Talk' if you can let me have a copy... I agree about Pussycats, I picked it up on the strength of the name/Welsh connection years ago and it was sh*te!  ::)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on November 06, 2008, 12:29:53 PM
Absolutely nothing on my turntable this week but some of the following have been wearing out the laser on my CD player:-

Terrapin Station/Dead Set - Grateful Dead
Live At The Gorge - Pearl Jam
Green/Out Of Time/Automatic For The People/New Adventures In Hi-Fi - REM
Songs For Insane Times - Kevin Ayers
Stephen Stills - Stephen Stills
Ocean Rain - Echo And The Bunnymen
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on November 06, 2008, 07:44:20 PM
Frank Sinatra 'Come Fly With Me' LP
Horace Silver 'Song For My Father' LP
Jimmy McGriff 'Tailgunner' single

You didn't think I was going to say that, did you?

Suspect Rob T.O. will know about Jimmy McGriff, and I reckon that The God Like Genius That Is Phil Ryan will do too - and Horace Silver, the title track being used by Steely Dan for the intro to 'Rikki Don't Lose That Jumper'. Just Testing. The Sinatra LP is just fab and we are not worthy (well I'm not at least).

Talking of The God Like Genius That Is Phil Ryan, it would be nice to know more about his influences - there's been plenty of guitar talk here, but little keyboard. I'm sure if you were all asked 'Is the band better with Phil' then at least 95% of you would say 'yes', yet the poor chap hasn't even got his pic on the homepage! I listen out for things that might have influenced him, but I can never be as sure as I would with, say, Mickey. So I'm going to wave my little Phil Ryan flag in his honour and put Frank back on.

Boom Shanka.

   

Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Tony Smith on November 06, 2008, 09:48:09 PM
 ;D Peter Green  The Anthology
 Hank Williams  the unreleased recordings
 and the Neutrons Black Hole star
 
cheeers
tony ;)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Stephen Barstow on November 06, 2008, 11:51:14 PM
Well, I've been gradually working through Zappa's back catalogue this last year or so. This week it's been the L?ther Box Set and Jazz from Hell. The latter is all synclavier music (really interesting stuff) but stuck in the middle is this absolutely sublime live guitar solo, St. Etienne, with a Micky feel to it.... How did I miss this one for so many years? Was this a one-off or did he play this solo elsewhere?

...and I just found a video of the same performance on Youtube and he breaks a string at the end. Here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeyH4Ngn95c (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeyH4Ngn95c)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Colin Salter on November 07, 2008, 01:00:39 AM
Mr Nation! Jimmy McGriff, Stick Shift, killer keys!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on November 07, 2008, 04:09:18 AM
Frank Sinatra 'Come Fly With Me' LP
Horace Silver 'Song For My Father' LP
Jimmy McGriff 'Tailgunner' single

You didn't think I was going to say that, did you?

Suspect Rob T.O. will know about Jimmy McGriff, and I reckon that The God Like Genius That Is Phil Ryan will do too - and Horace Silver, the title track being used by Steely Dan for the intro to 'Rikki Don't Lose That Jumper'. Just Testing. The Sinatra LP is just fab and we are not worthy (well I'm not at least).

Talking of The God Like Genius That Is Phil Ryan, it would be nice to know more about his influences - there's been plenty of guitar talk here, but little keyboard. I'm sure if you were all asked 'Is the band better with Phil' then at least 95% of you would say 'yes', yet the poor chap hasn't even got his pic on the homepage! I listen out for things that might have influenced him, but I can never be as sure as I would with, say, Mickey. So I'm going to wave my little Phil Ryan flag in his honour and put Frank back on.

Boom Shanka.


Good choices Nick - as you say of J McG, I do indeed know it well. Dai P T would concur with me that both Jimmy McGriff and Jack McDuff slightly edge it over the (admittedly still great and almost god-like) Jimmy Smith - far more attack and balls to their playing. Tips for some good organ grooves for all to enjoy...

The late Billy Preston will forever be the undisputed king of Hammond for me, however - he had the blues like the other guys but had just enough old-school, big band/theater organ technique to give his dynamics a real cinematic quality. Watch this and weep!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwqFUxRtq38 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwqFUxRtq38)

Probably the nearest rock organ has got to a Hendrix/Beck true maverick is Garth Hudson. Unrivalled technique and a unique approach (from his playing right down to adhering to a Lowrey organ over a Hammond) that is both space age and primal in the same breath. Try this at about 2:22: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjrL8jfE5GM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjrL8jfE5GM)

Sometimes you have to kick back and enjoy the great Augie Meyers (once of the Sir Douglas Quintet and the late great Doug Sahm's perpetual ally) wheezing away Tex-Mex style on his old Vox Continental in that lovely jagged way that every dumb bastard thinks Steve Nieve invented: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6MdYSSjpkk&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6MdYSSjpkk&feature=related)

As for Phil's influences, when he came round to borrow some kit for the August dates he sat at my Hammond and rattled off some good solid Booker T fodder and verbally gave the impression that Graham Bond was a big influence early on. You certainly can't argue with that as a solid choice.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on November 07, 2008, 11:40:22 AM
Mr Nation! Jimmy McGriff, Stick Shift, killer keys!

That's the one, Mr Oric! Shame about the vocals, though....


As for Phil's influences, when he came round to borrow some kit for the August dates he sat at my Hammond and rattled off some good solid Booker T fodder and verbally gave the impression that Graham Bond was a big influence early on.

Interesting.....and I think the thing with Phil is that he could also leap into the stratosphere - as could MJ and TW.

Other keyboard grooves to be found on the powerful Nationsounds Turntable facility of late have been 'Hailstone' (Winston Wright and The Upsetters) and 'Liquidator' (Harry J All Stars).

 

 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Cross on November 07, 2008, 07:24:53 PM
Rob, or anyone else...

Could you recommend a CD by McDuff & by McGriff? All I've heard by them are single tracks on a Blue Note compilation EP:

"Blue Notables Vol. 12: Blue Note's Six Vital Organs: Home of the Hammond" - one track by each of Jimmy McGriff, John Patton, Jimmy Smith, Baby Face Willette,  Brother Jack McDuff, Larry Young
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on November 07, 2008, 10:09:59 PM
Rob, or anyone else...

Could you recommend a CD by McDuff & by McGriff? All I've heard by them are single tracks on a Blue Note compilation EP:

"Blue Notables Vol. 12: Blue Note's Six Vital Organs: Home of the Hammond" - one track by each of Jimmy McGriff, John Patton, Jimmy Smith, Baby Face Willette,  Brother Jack McDuff, Larry Young


I'll get to work on that request Mike - over the weekend I'll have a look/think what I've got and post a response. While I don't have anything of this nature myself as yet I would definitely recommend something fairly recent from J McG as I saw his latter day band and they were stunning, particularly the guitarist who stole the show with his solo spot singing "Easy Like Sunday Morning" of all tunes. McGriff would last another five or six years but was very frail even when I saw him; I had to help him up the stairs from the gents at Ronnie Scotts myself the night I saw him.

For Jimmy Smith, my current favourite is a 1970s live album called Root Down on Verve. Lovely instrumental take on Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" included, makes such a change from all those undoubtedly classic but also extremely samey Blue Note instrumentals.

Here's a slightly left field choice - Richard "Groove" Holmes, more his own man than most. Not only did he transport his Hammond around in an old Cadillac hearse but would use effects such as wah-wah as can be heard to good rhythmic effect on this clip from 1971: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yLJU6j_YEc&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yLJU6j_YEc&feature=related)

Coming closer to home try this blinding bit of live footage and try not to be distracted by the obvious: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aw-i7BzqH4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aw-i7BzqH4)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Michael Heatley on November 07, 2008, 11:06:14 PM
Dave 'Baby' Cortez - Rinky Dink!  ;D
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Dai Port Talbot on November 08, 2008, 02:10:14 AM
Well, I've been gradually working through Zappa's back catalogue this last year or so. This week it's been the L?ther Box Set and Jazz from Hell. The latter is all synclavier music (really interesting stuff) but stuck in the middle is this absolutely sublime live guitar solo, St. Etienne, with a Micky feel to it.... How did I miss this one for so many years? Was this a one-off or did he play this solo elsewhere?

...and I just found a video of the same performance on Youtube and he breaks a string at the end. Here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeyH4Ngn95c (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeyH4Ngn95c)

Well there's an argument that I'd subscribe to that, without Hot Rats, there'd be no Mickey and Man that we'd recognise. Don't get me wrong, for me Frank is a genius, but the whole Hot Rats vibe is simply based on the Dorian church mode which, when I was first playing guitar by the Light of the Ethylene Flame, we just used to call "the Man scale".

There's a few other Frank guitar solo sleepers. The Duke of Orchestral Prunes off Lather or Orchestral Favourites could teach even James Marshall a bit about feedback control and Black Napkins off the DVD release of Baby Snakes.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Dai Port Talbot on November 08, 2008, 02:25:37 AM
Rob, or anyone else...

Could you recommend a CD by McDuff & by McGriff?

All of my finest Jack MacDuff moments are when he's paired with the sublime Gene Harris on piano. There's a nice record called ISTR Down Home Blues and an album by Gene Harris of faith songs called Brotherhood.

Both Mcs got sidelined into sub-disco nonsense in the 70s and 80s but came good later.

There was nice double CD compilation of Jimmy Smith's Verve years called Walk on the Wild Side - the title track being the standout for me.

Mentions in dispatches -  Mac for being the greatest ever Hammond sideman and Greg Rolie for best dirty Hammond sound (strong competion from Tony Kaye for the intro to Yours is no Disgrace by the, otherwise dreadful, Y*s)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Cross on November 08, 2008, 02:14:45 PM


Rob, or anyone else...

Could you recommend a CD by McDuff & by McGriff?


I'll get to work on that request Mike - over the weekend I'll have a look/think what I've got and post a response.


Thanks Rob.


Coming closer to home try this blinding bit of live footage and try not to be distracted by the obvious: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aw-i7BzqH4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aw-i7BzqH4)


Wow! That's great. I love Auger's playing, and the Trinity with Julie Driscoll is my favourite period. I spent an hour or so watching that clip and various others that are shown on that page! His current touring band (with daughter Savannah on vocals, son Karma on drums, and a bass player) is pretty good too.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Cross on November 08, 2008, 02:25:25 PM
To return to the original topic...

Nothing on my turntable, but in the CD player:

Man - "Keep On Crinting", disc 1. I fancied listening to The Storm, the 2 Oz CD was hard to get to so I picked the compilation, and ended up playing the whole disc a few times.

Charlie Pickett - "Bar Band Americanus: The Best of Charlie Pickett And" The sticker on the front has this quote: "... at the crossroads where Johnny Thunders and Son House intersect. Charlie whipped up a bad voodoo vibe of heroin rock and midnight blues. One of the undiscovered giants of the eighties." - Peter Buck, R.E.M.

Burt Bacharach (& Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass) - "Casino Royale Soundtrack" (1967). A bit of a nostalgia trip for me, and still sounds great.

And some downloads played via the PC:

Low - La Luna Balcony, Portland, OR, September 12, 1998

Low - All Tomorrow's Parties, Kutsher's Country Club, Monticello, NY, September 20, 2008

Booker T & The MG's, with Eddie Floyd - Dakota Jazz Club, Minneapolis, MN, November 2, 2008
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on November 08, 2008, 03:37:54 PM
Wow! That's great. I love Auger's playing, and the Trinity with Julie Driscoll is my favourite period. I spent an hour or so watching that clip and various others that are shown on that page! His current touring band (with daughter Savannah on vocals, son Karma on drums, and a bass player) is pretty good too.

I saw the previous Oblivion Express a couple of times - that had his other daughter Ali (Brian has fathered a couple of fine fillies, it has to be said), son Karma (Brian churned out a great drummer too!) and Joe Sample's son on bass. It was great. I saw them at the Jazz Cafe a few years back and Brian was so helpful and chatty to me afterwards that security/caretakers had to ask him to stop chatting so they could go home. A lovely chap and gentleman of the highest order, Mr A.

Streetnoise, Befour (Trinity) and Second Wind (Oblivion Exp) are the essential platters for me. Indian Rope Man was an early "must get a Hammond" moment in my late teens after I saw a clip of it via some Beat Club repeats on the telly.

But yes - to return to the subject in hand, I have been listening to Wilco, UK alt-country act Grand Drive, The Band's 3rd LP "Stage Fright", Graham Parker's "Up Escalator" and Ernie Graham's LP (backed by sundry Helps and Brinsleys) this week.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on November 08, 2008, 08:00:43 PM
What a great thread this is turning out to be, particularly the keyboard sub-thread - with lots of good clips to back up the evidence. I'm enjoying them all, boys and girls (if only!) so keep 'em coming.

Let's add Bill Evan's sublime piano intro to Miles Davis's 'So What', Joe Sample's piano solos in 'Many Stops Along The Way' and a special one-off powerful Nationsounds Life Time Award for harmonic and yodelling wackiness (including flute element) to Thijs van Leer.

I'm in a desperate mood, however, so let's go off an a tangent to relieve my stirring wotsits. Perhaps I'm getting menopausal as I enter my 90th year and need to compensate. Try this. Age has not been ever so kind to Thijs and Jan, one now resembling an unkempt Rembrandt and the other looking like the little bloke that got repeatedly slapped on the head by Benny Hill. Discuss. Go on, cheer me up I dare you.   
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on November 08, 2008, 08:14:36 PM
I've heard of, some of the people playing Hammond organ posted here, there's enough been said to get my interest in this subject. Can anybody suggest a complilation album of Hammond organ players to introduce a novice like myself to the delights of this instrument.
I like the sound of good organ playing but have no idea if it's a Hammond or not....it's very difficult to write about this subject without throwing in a cheap sexual jibe....resisted so far.
I always thought the original keyboard player with Santana added a lot to their sound, Soul Sacrifice etc.
not sure if that was a Hammond or not.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Cross on November 08, 2008, 08:37:11 PM
While updating my setlist page this afternoon, I discovered I do have another piece by Jimmy McGriff:

1.   St. Thomas   13:12
Jimmy McGriff, organ; Houston Person, tenor sax; James Carter, tenor sax; Randy Johnston, guitar; Idris Muhammad, drums:

from "Organ Summit", Alice Tully Hall At Lincoln Center, New York City, 2001-11-29.

"Four undeniable masters of the B-3 organ took the stage at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, intertwining generation and genre, tickling on a few classics and joining together for a finger-snappin', toe-tappin', hand-clappin' good time. Original masters of groove Jimmy McGriff and Dr. Lonnie Smith, femme fatale Rhoda Scott and the dynamite Joey DeFrancesco traveled fifty years into the past and back again, providing a musical education with the help of some close friends."
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on November 08, 2008, 08:41:18 PM
Well, I've been gradually working through Zappa's back catalogue this last year or so. This week it's been the L?ther Box Set and Jazz from Hell. The latter is all synclavier music (really interesting stuff) but stuck in the middle is this absolutely sublime live guitar solo, St. Etienne, with a Micky feel to it.... How did I miss this one for so many years? Was this a one-off or did he play this solo elsewhere?

...and I just found a video of the same performance on Youtube and he breaks a string at the end. Here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeyH4Ngn95c (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeyH4Ngn95c)

Well there's an argument that I'd subscribe to that, without Hot Rats, there'd be no Mickey and Man that we'd recognise. Don't get me wrong, for me Frank is a genius, but the whole Hot Rats vibe is simply based on the Dorian church mode which, when I was first playing guitar by the Light of the Ethylene Flame, we just used to call "the Man scale".

There's a few other Frank guitar solo sleepers. The Duke of Orchestral Prunes off Lather or Orchestral Favourites could teach even James Marshall a bit about feedback control and Black Napkins off the DVD release of Baby Snakes.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Hefin Jones on November 08, 2008, 08:45:48 PM
Like Mr Bannon, I can't tell the difference between a Hammond or a Roland or whatever so I hope it doesn't preclude me from contributing; but, on the subject of keyboard greats.................Jackie Mittoo anyone?
His "Champion In The Arena 1976-77" CD would definately be included in my 5 things allowed to take with me on a desert island!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on November 08, 2008, 08:53:56 PM
Well, I've been gradually working through Zappa's back catalogue this last year or so. This week it's been the L?ther Box Set and Jazz from Hell. The latter is all synclavier music (really interesting stuff) but stuck in the middle is this absolutely sublime live guitar solo, St. Etienne, with a Micky feel to it.... How did I miss this one for so many years? Was this a one-off or did he play this solo elsewhere?

...and I just found a video of the same performance on Youtube and he breaks a string at the end. Here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeyH4Ngn95c (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeyH4Ngn95c)

Well there's an argument that I'd subscribe to that, without Hot Rats, there'd be no Mickey and Man that we'd recognise. Don't get me wrong, for me Frank is a genius, but the whole Hot Rats vibe is simply based on the Dorian church mode which, when I was first playing guitar by the Light of the Ethylene Flame, we just used to call "the Man scale".

There's a few other Frank guitar solo sleepers. The Duke of Orchestral Prunes off Lather or Orchestral Favourites could teach even James Marshall a bit about feedback control and Black Napkins off the DVD release of Baby Snakes.
People have me down as a one trip pony with my previous postings about Zappa....agree with you there's more than Hot Rats. I have two double CD's Frank Zappa: Guitar and Shut up 'n' Play Yer Guitar... on both there's moments of sheer brilliance and some not so good recordings. The best thing I've ever heard Frank Zappa play is the track is Shut up 'n' play your Guitar. There's also a track on the Guitar CD called Winos Do Not March... I defy anybody to tell the difference between this and Micky's guitar style... this was released in the 80's it's difficult  to know whose influencing who at this stage. Just goes to show there are still some jems out there....  
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on November 08, 2008, 09:07:07 PM
Right Then. I'd like dedicate this one to Phil, Clint and Gareth.

Knock Knock....

(help me out people....)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on November 08, 2008, 09:13:39 PM
I've heard of, some of the people playing Hammond organ posted here, there's enough been said to get my interest in this subject. Can anybody suggest a complilation album of Hammond organ players to introduce a novice like myself to the delights of this instrument.
I like the sound of good organ playing but have no idea if it's a Hammond or not....it's very difficult to write about this subject without throwing in a cheap sexual jibe....resisted so far.
I always thought the original keyboard player with Santana added a lot to their sound, Soul Sacrifice etc.
not sure if that was a Hammond or not.

John, you'd need at least two or three off-the-shelfers. Shame that copyright laws preclude you emailing me direct so I can do you a bespoke set. I think that the whole 50s/60s Verve/Blue Note thing, great though it is, could be surmised within half an hour. There's only so many soul-jazz shuffles in G you need to hear. A few of these plus a bit of Billy Preston, Gregg Rolie (see below), Clint ("Brother Arnolds.."), Garth Hudson, Al Kooper, Mac (well done Dai), Jim Peterman (first Steve Miller Band organist), Traffic and Brinsleys/Rumour Bob Andrews would be my pick were I to hypothetically compile such a selection.

The first keyboard player in Santana was Gregg Rolie who dear Dai alluded to earlier. Great sound, very ballsy no-frills playing. Then they got that fellow Tom Coster in who his held up as an expert every time there is a new bit of kit out for review, but his introductions are always incomplete: "Legendary Santana keyboard player Tom Coster blah blah..." is never followed up with the essential "..but Tom didn't play on the good albums with all the great B3 work on - that was Gregg Rolie and HE will be the one you liked all along". Rolie remains an icon for appearing to have pissed his trousers mid-song when he gets up to leave the stage on the Woodstock movie. The legendary "brown acid" must have been to blame.

Good shout for Jackie Mittoo from somebody earlier - another truly individual voice rather than a soul-jazz shuffler.

Which reminds me: Nick is the answer to your knock-knock joke "Jackie Mitt" by any chance?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on November 08, 2008, 09:32:12 PM
Which reminds me: Nick is the answer to your knock-knock joke "Jackie Mitt" by any chance?

No.

Hah!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on November 08, 2008, 09:34:05 PM
Which reminds me: Nick is the answer to your knock-knock joke "Jackie Mitt" by any chance?

No.

Hah!

Notable Krautrockers Guru Gur.......?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Cross on November 09, 2008, 02:23:58 AM

I've heard of, some of the people playing Hammond organ posted here, there's enough been said to get my interest in this subject. Can anybody suggest a complilation album of Hammond organ players to introduce a novice like myself to the delights of this instrument.


You've probably heard a Hammond organ many times, but not known it! For example, in addition to people already mentioned: Matthew Fisher (Procol Harum, eg Whiter Shade of Pale), David Sinclair (Caravan), Keith Emerson (The Nice, ELP), Vincent Crane (Atomic Rooster), Tony Banks (Genesis), Tony Kaye (Yes), Rod Argent (Zombies, Argent), Peter Bardens (Camel), Georgie Fame, Steve Winwood (Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith, solo), Bo Hansson, Alan Price (Animals), Rick Wright (Pink Floyd)

For a longer list, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Hammond_organ_players (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Hammond_organ_players)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on November 09, 2008, 01:42:19 PM
Notable Krautrockers Guru Gur.......?

Boom Boom!

No.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on November 09, 2008, 09:19:05 PM
Just got back from "oop north" to find QMS's Smokin' Sound (thanks Albert) on the doorstep. 18'30" of Mona, 15' of Smokestack lightning, 27' of Who do you love, Suzy Q, I get in trouble, and Stand by me, all from 1968. Awesome stuff..

Also been listening to the first 5 JA releases, a bargain box set at ?15.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this weekend
Post by: Tony Smith on November 09, 2008, 09:35:12 PM
 :D Hank Wangford & the lost cowboys- Wake Up Dead
Brian Auger Get Auger-Nized ( inspired by the comments and youtube clips -thanks)
 Steve Winwood  Nine Lives

had a nice relaxing weekend oh and been reading my new book  the Baader Meinhof Complex
cheers
tony ;)

Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on November 10, 2008, 01:43:25 AM
Just got back from "oop north" to find QMS's Smokin' Sound (thanks Albert) on the doorstep. 18'30" of Mona, 15' of Smokestack lightning, 27' of Who do you love, Suzy Q, I get in trouble, and Stand by me, all from 1968. Awesome stuff..

Also been listening to the first 5 JA releases, a bargain box set at ?15.

Any JA extras that are totally new? I already have the likes of J.P.P. McStep B. Blues (Early Flight) and Things Are Better In The East (Loves You box set).
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on November 10, 2008, 02:20:58 AM
Any JA extras that are totally new? I already have the likes of J.P.P. McStep B. Blues (Early Flight) and Things Are Better In The East (Loves You box set).
The whole thing is packaged in a thick card box about the thickness of 1.5 cds, and slightly smaller, inside is a card (as in newspaper freebies) envelope depicting the original sleves. There are about 5-10 extra tracks on most CD's,
JA Takes Off having: (this may take some space!!)
Blues from an airplane
Let me in
Bringing me down
It's no secret
Tobacco road
Come up the years
Run around
Let's get together
Don't slip away
Chauffeur blues
And I like it
Runnin' 'round this world
High flying bird
It's alright
Go to her
Let me in (original uncensored version)
Run around (original uncensored version)
Chauffeur blues (alternate version)
And I like it (alternate version)

Surrealistic Pillow:
She has funny cars
In the morning
J.P.P. McStep B blues
Go to her
Come back baby
Somebody to love (mono single version)
White rabbit (mono single version)
Somebody to love
My best freind
Today
Coming back to me
3/5 of a mile in 10 seconds
D.C.B.A.-25
How do you feel
Embryonic journey
White rabbit
Plastic fantastic lover

Bathing At Baxters:
The ballad of you & me and pooneil
A small package of value will come to you shortly
Young girl Sunday blues
Martha
Wild thyme
The last wall of the castle
Rejoyce
Watch her ride
Spare chaynge
Two heads
Won't you try / Saturday afternoon
The ballad of you & me and pooneil (alternate version)
Martha (single version)
Two heads (alternate version)
Things are better in the east (Marty's acoustic deno)

Crown Of Creation:
Lather
In time
Triad
Star track
Share a little joke
Chushingura
If you feel
Crown of creation
Ice cream phoenix
Greasy heart
The house at pooneil corners
Ribumbabap rubadubaoumoum
Would you like a snack
Share a little joke (mono single version)
The saga of sydney spacepig

Bless Its Pointed Little Head:
Clergy
3/5 of a mile in 10 seconds
Somebody to love
Fat angel
Rock me baby
The other side of this life
It's no secret
Plastic fantastic lover
Turn out the lights
Bear melt
Today
Watch her ride
Won't you try 

I could give you more details, but it's in the car at the moment, the car's in the garage, padlocked, with the only key inside the car! (mental note: Get bolt croppers from work tomorrow so I can cut the lock off!! [I walk to work])
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron S on November 10, 2008, 03:03:16 AM
These Airplane cds are the current remasters, with loads of great extras. The previous "reamasters" were good too. Mono and stereo on the first two albums, but no bonus tracks...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Alan Davies on November 10, 2008, 10:29:58 PM
This week I have mostly been listening to some old vinyl. John Otway and WWB's first, Talking Heads - Little Creatures, XTC - Black Sea and English Settlement, Neil Young and The Blue Notes - This Notes For You and Can - Tago Mago. I likes a bit of variety
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this weekend
Post by: John Bannon on November 10, 2008, 10:35:09 PM


had a nice relaxing weekend oh and been reading my new book  the Baader Meinhof Complex




Hi Tony, Sounds like a nice set of apartments, are there any going cheap.......
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this weekend
Post by: Dave Bardsley on November 11, 2008, 02:45:13 PM


had a nice relaxing weekend oh and been reading my new book  the Baader Meinhof Complex




Hi Tony, Sounds like a nice set of apartments, are there any going cheap.......

They'd probably cost a bomb...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on November 11, 2008, 02:58:32 PM
And the jokes just get baader and baader  ::)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on November 12, 2008, 12:09:26 AM
Shame he wasn't a jazz guitarist - "Mein Hofner" would have been a good title for a solo album.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Dan Singh on November 12, 2008, 01:03:27 AM
And the jokes just get baader and baader  ::)

Douglas? Met him at a bus-stop once, asked him how he was getting on..!!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on November 12, 2008, 10:06:51 AM
Douglas? Met him at a bus-stop once, asked him how he was getting on..!!

Does this thread have the legs to continue  :o ::)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on November 12, 2008, 09:29:05 PM
Douglas? Met him at a bus-stop once, asked him how he was getting on..!!

Does this thread have the legs to continue  :o ::)

I think there's a few people with their feet firmly enough under the table to sustain it a bit longer...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: mikes on November 14, 2008, 01:52:29 PM
Stephen Stills - Stephen Stills
Ocean Rain - Echo And The Bunnymen

What a fantastic combination - I could go with this one!

Put a lot of Byrds on the turntable again, recently.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on November 14, 2008, 02:40:30 PM

Put a lot of Byrds on the turntable again, recently.

Good lad! Here at Unstately Nationsounds Manor we say YES to jangly guitars and bands like Big Star, The Raspberries The Flamin Groovies and The Searchers. And let's not forget that Badfinger had a couple of classic jangly moments - 'No Matter What' and 'Day After Day'. They were fabulous on the 'Slow Motion' tour, easily the best non-Man related support act I've seen. But then - so sad. 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Alan Davies on November 14, 2008, 05:48:17 PM
Switched from old vinyl to newer stuff. Sparklehorse - Dreamt for Lightyears.... and several Mercury Rev CDs 'cos I'm going to see them tonight. It means missing the rugby but that's being Sky plussed.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on November 14, 2008, 10:38:54 PM
In deference to the passing of Mitch Mitchell this week, I dug out an old DVD of Jimi Hendrix playing at The Albert Hall in 1969, taken from an old VHS video (not sure if its ever been released on proper DVD).
It's not perfect visually but musically its brilliant. Interspersed with little bits of documentary evidence from that period.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience on top form....for me it betters any other visual recording of Jimi Hendrix and any other band members he played with, and that includes Woodstock or the Isle of Wight.
Notes of interest from it besides the music are:
1. You can see the beginnings of the fallout between Noel Redding and Jimi Hendrix, when in a quiet intro N.R. comes in too early...if looks could kill is all I can say.
2. The docu bits just go to show what a nice, sweet intelligent person Jimi Hendrix was.
3. Lots of shots of the audience, some not getting it, some pretending to get it, some kind of getting it and some who obviously dropped about three tabs of acid each and are defininetly getting it.
4. Also shots of the security team at the RAH one who looks like an extra from Porridge who has an expression on his face that says 'the world is coming to an end' priceless.
5. In the docu bit, Jimi picking up an acoustic guitar and playing an absolutly brilliant version of 'Hound Dog'.....shows he not just a superb electric guitar player.
6. Jimi talks about going in a different direction musically and whose the only person he's taking with him... thats right... Mitch Mitchell.
7. Some jam intro's in the music and who's the only drummer that could carry that off... Mitch Mitchell.

It's going to be a long time before we see the likes of any this again. 

Can do copies of the DVD if anybody is interested.


Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Tony Smith on November 15, 2008, 09:57:28 PM
 :) this week its been Jolie Holland   spring time can kill you
 Peter green  the anthology
grateful dead  rocking the cradle egypt 1978

 enjoying the weekend and still reading the baader meinhof complex
cheers
tony
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on November 16, 2008, 04:59:13 PM
In deference to the passing of Mitch Mitchell this week, I dug out an old DVD of Jimi Hendrix playing at The Albert Hall in 1969, taken from an old VHS video (not sure if its ever been released on proper DVD).
It's not perfect visually but musically its brilliant. Interspersed with little bits of documentary evidence from that period.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience on top form....for me it betters any other visual recording of Jimi Hendrix and any other band members he played with, and that includes Woodstock or the Isle of Wight.
Notes of interest from it besides the music are:
1. You can see the beginnings of the fallout between Noel Redding and Jimi Hendrix, when in a quiet intro N.R. comes in too early...if looks could kill is all I can say.
2. The docu bits just go to show what a nice, sweet intelligent person Jimi Hendrix was.
3. Lots of shots of the audience, some not getting it, some pretending to get it, some kind of getting it and some who obviously dropped about three tabs of acid each and are defininetly getting it.
4. Also shots of the security team at the RAH one who looks like an extra from Porridge who has an expression on his face that says 'the world is coming to an end' priceless.
5. In the docu bit, Jimi picking up an acoustic guitar and playing an absolutly brilliant version of 'Hound Dog'.....shows he not just a superb electric guitar player.
6. Jimi talks about going in a different direction musically and whose the only person he's taking with him... thats right... Mitch Mitchell.
7. Some jam intro's in the music and who's the only drummer that could carry that off... Mitch Mitchell.

It's going to be a long time before we see the likes of any this again. 

Can do copies of the DVD if anybody is interested.


I know that film - it's great. Yes, you can't help but feel that Hendrix was not only the greatest guitarist ever but an absolute gentleman of the highest order.

As for the falling out with Noel Redding, it had to come eventually. How two master musicians could function in such a dynamic trio with (and I hate to speak ill of the deceased, but if I don't say it Dai will anyway and less kindly) such an average bassist and still knock out two great albums is incredible. No surprise that by the third, the magnum opus, Jimi/Jack Casady/Dave Mason/err..anybody in the studio that wasn't Noel were responsible for many of the ever more crucial, lynch-pin bass parts.

Now Billy Cox, there's a proper bass player. For me, the final line up - the post B.O.G. rejuvenated Experience of 1970 (ie Mitch back instead of Buddy Miles, but Billy Cox retained) - would have definitely been the band to make the next great studio album, whatever guise it was going to be (and there have been many over the years, each claiming to be the definitive track listing that was in JH's head).

As I say, unkindness is not the intention so I will refrain from commenting on Fat Mattress....

Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on November 16, 2008, 08:54:49 PM


As I say, unkindness is not the intention so I will refrain from commenting on Fat Mattress....



Agree with you Rob, Noel Redding was mean't to be, more a lead guitarist than a bass player.... didn't seem to be the case when he created his own music. So how the jealousy bit came into it...one will never know! 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on November 16, 2008, 09:00:13 PM
enjoying the weekend and still reading the baader meinhof complex
cheers
tony
Tony, how big is that book, broke my step ladders today, doing a bit of painting....
Can I borrow the book....need to finish off at a level over eight foot high..... 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on November 17, 2008, 05:14:50 PM
Can I borrow the book....need to finish off at a level over eight foot high..... 

And I have to take the top off a spikey tree about 15 feet... might need two copies.

As last weekend was the Bury beer festival I have now recovered enough to be listening to some Marmalade singles: I See the Rain,
Man in a Shop and Lovin' Things (especially their version of Hey Joe on the B side of the last - apt at the moment) and the Burning Up Years single by Hard Meat.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Alan Davies on November 17, 2008, 09:32:35 PM
Just arrived, the two Love Sculpture remasters. - Nice one Cherry Red, Alkatraz next please.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on November 17, 2008, 09:42:45 PM

Man in a Shop and Lovin' Things (especially their version of Hey Joe on the B side of the last - apt at the moment) and the Burning Up Years single by Hard Meat.


Talking about versions of songs that Jimi Hendrix has covered can recommend 'All along the Watchtower' by the Buddy Miles Express...superb version....
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on November 17, 2008, 11:09:03 PM
Talking about versions of songs that Jimi Hendrix has covered can recommend 'All along the Watchtower' by the Buddy Miles Express...superb version....

So that's cover versions of cover versions by Hendrix. Can't be many of those...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: mikes on November 19, 2008, 06:17:47 PM
Got an LP (sic!) by Deutschmark Bob Tooke and Jem Finer (formerly of the Pogues) called "Pirana" at their concert yesterday. Great easy-going southern style Rock music with a big portion of good humour!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on November 20, 2008, 07:50:36 PM
...yet the poor chap hasn't even got his pic on the homepage!


Well done Jules - see I do notice some things.... 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Alan Davies on November 20, 2008, 09:50:59 PM
Talking about versions of songs that Jimi Hendrix has covered can recommend 'All along the Watchtower' by the Buddy Miles Express...superb version....


So that's cover versions of cover versions by Hendrix. Can't be many of those...

I always liked the XTC version of Watchtower, but the best one ever was Neil Young with Steve Cropper and Duck Dunn at the Dylan tribute concert.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Tony Smith on November 20, 2008, 10:32:38 PM
 ;D Gene Clark    no other
     gene Clark    white light
    Lucinda williams AVO session dvd
   John martyn   live at the roundhouse cd

now thats what i call great music
yeehaa
tony :D
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Jon M on November 24, 2008, 02:45:16 PM
Fleetwood Mac at the shrine 1969 - a great and well paced 45 minutes set, not a spot of excess.

Chicago at Carnegie Hall - a furious and energetic performance which bears no relation to the pap that followed

Neither of these is anywhere near as good as Gene Clark 'No Other', cosmic American music well beyond anything that GP could dream of but also the the last brilliant lp from Gene.

Man break up ? Roy Baker (in Toblers book the Producers) remembers Man as the msot argumentative band he worked with. I hope not as the return on Phil Ryan makes a far better band.
 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on November 24, 2008, 03:13:27 PM
Roy Baker (in Toblers book the Producers) remembers Man as the most argumentative band he worked with.

I thought that unwanted accolade went to The Kinks.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on November 24, 2008, 09:49:17 PM
Roy Baker (in Toblers book the Producers) remembers Man as the most argumentative band he worked with.

I thought that unwanted accolade went to The Kinks.

Maybe it was all Dave Davies so he counted him as a solo turn?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on November 28, 2008, 10:14:35 PM
As it's Friday...
Today I have mostly been listening to Sassafras "Expecting Company", the 2 Lone Star LPs, Pink Floyd "Dogs" and oddly, Y Trwynau Coch "Merched Dan 15".
Apart from the Floyd a bit of a Welsh slant (must be the hills)  :D
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on November 28, 2008, 10:19:28 PM
Martin, Expecting Company, most probably the best debut album by any group ever. Sassafras still do the odd gig and play quite a bit from this album.....note perfect....which just goes to show superb musicianship doesn't fade with age.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on November 28, 2008, 10:30:54 PM
You're right there John. What a poorly made sleeve though, very thin and easily bent and scuffed card.
I really like "Bells of Berlin" and "The Ballad of Crafty Jack" off "Firing on all Six" as well.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on November 28, 2008, 11:13:52 PM
Martin, The first copy of Expecting Company I ever managed to get hold of was always very blurred (album cover), I just put it down to my drinking habits.....it took me years to realise it was a 3-D image that had to be viewed through those special glasses. Years later managed to get hold of an original, luckily in mint condition. When you talk about bad packaging, I have never managed to get hold of a decent copy of Wheelin' an Dealin' I have about three copies now and not one of the album covers is in anything near decent condition, now thats bad packaging.
I have those two Lone Star albums you mentioned brought in retropect (missing Wales and its music at the time) some superb tracks on both albums. How would would you describe them, to me its Rush meet Led Zeppelin. 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on November 29, 2008, 09:04:08 PM
I have those two Lone Star albums you mentioned brought in retropect (missing Wales and its music at the time) some superb tracks on both albums. How would would you describe them, to me its Rush meet Led Zeppelin. 

Not a bad description that.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Tony Smith on November 29, 2008, 09:56:11 PM
 :o for some reason as i get older i find it increasingly difficult to be botherd with any new  bands , and im constantly reaching into the past so this weks listening pleasure has been cowboy junkies  the trinity sessions, Nickel creek reasons why(the best of),  the faces best of,  and tom waits mule variations
  cheers
tony
 a contender for the grumpy old man programme!
 ;)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: mikes on November 30, 2008, 12:07:48 AM
Tony, maybe I've got something for you:

a disc called "black money" by the german Band Cowboys On Dope.
Think of Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits going into studio together after a night on the town. Roughly.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on November 30, 2008, 02:14:27 AM
Tony, maybe I've got something for you:

a disc called "black money" by the german Band Cowboys On Dope.
Think of Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits going into studio together after a night on the town. Roughly.

Spirited and upbeat fare then?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: mikes on November 30, 2008, 12:34:09 PM
Mostly.

Instead of drums they use a guitar case. Weird but fine.  ;)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Tony Smith on November 30, 2008, 01:03:03 PM
 :o umm sounds intresting Mikes !

cheers
tony
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on November 30, 2008, 02:04:34 PM
You can't beat Tom on a Sunday. I've got "16 Shells from a Thirty-Ought Six" on as we speak.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on November 30, 2008, 10:22:28 PM
:o for some reason as i get older i find it increasingly difficult to be botherd with any new  bands , and im constantly reaching into the past so this weks listening pleasure has been cowboy junkies  the trinity sessions, Nickel creek reasons why(the best of),  the faces best of,  and tom waits mule variations
  cheers
tony
 a contender for the grumpy old man programme!
 ;)
Tony, Your defininetly not a grumpy old man....well not quite yet.
I'm a bit older than yourself and still find bits of music from my youth......that I couldn't afford at the time or that passed me by for some reason.
I'm sure they are some wonderful younger musicians out there...its just that no record company will invest in people these days unless they can get get back the money they put in....
This week on my turntable is an album called 'Jug of Love' by Mighty Baby (1971), some well crafted songs with some sublime guitar work, missed this group growing up although they were at the 1969 Isle of Wight festival and I was there. I'd like to say missed because I was addled with drugs... the truth is I was only seventeen and suffering from stavation at the time.....anyone who was there will know what I mean.
Anyway what I'm trying to say I haven't got time for any new music, still trying to catch up with music from old.
Its understandable missing this album in a way, I grew up in S.Wales and 'Revelation' by Man was never advertised and it was only after listening to 2oz of plastic that years later managed to get hold of a recording of this album.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Tony Smith on November 30, 2008, 11:06:59 PM
 :o not is'ent that weired i listened to mighty baby cd last night! and ordered the jug of love cd from ebay two nights ago! :o
  spooky
cheers
tony
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on November 30, 2008, 11:08:32 PM
..got a stinking cold, so been asleep most of the weekend..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on November 30, 2008, 11:58:52 PM
Now listening to Road of Cobras. First thing on the turntable for ages.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on December 01, 2008, 02:38:44 AM
:o for some reason as i get older i find it increasingly difficult to be botherd with any new  bands , and im constantly reaching into the past so this weks listening pleasure has been cowboy junkies  the trinity sessions, Nickel creek reasons why(the best of),  the faces best of,  and tom waits mule variations
  cheers
tony
 a contender for the grumpy old man programme!
 ;)
Tony, Your defininetly not a grumpy old man....well not quite yet.
I'm a bit older than yourself and still find bits of music from my youth......that I couldn't afford at the time or that passed me by for some reason.
I'm sure they are some wonderful younger musicians out there...its just that no record company will invest in people these days unless they can get get back the money they put in....
This week on my turntable is an album called 'Jug of Love' by Mighty Baby (1971), some well crafted songs with some sublime guitar work, missed this group growing up although they were at the 1969 Isle of Wight festival and I was there. I'd like to say missed because I was addled with drugs... the truth is I was only seventeen and suffering from stavation at the time.....anyone who was there will know what I mean.
Anyway what I'm trying to say I haven't got time for any new music, still trying to catch up with music from old.
Its understandable missing this album in a way, I grew up in S.Wales and 'Revelation' by Man was never advertised and it was only after listening to 2oz of plastic that years later managed to get hold of a recording of this album.

I've never heard those Mighty Baby albums but have long meant to pick them up.

However - I did give predecessors The Action (singles compilation on Edsel) a whirl the other day. Definitely the ace mod band (aside from the Small Faces, natch)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron S on December 01, 2008, 03:02:49 AM
:o for some reason as i get older i find it increasingly difficult to be botherd with any new  bands , and im constantly reaching into the past so this weks listening pleasure has been cowboy junkies  the trinity sessions, Nickel creek reasons why(the best of),  the faces best of,  and tom waits mule variations
  cheers
tony
 a contender for the grumpy old man programme!
 ;)
Tony, Your defininetly not a grumpy old man....well not quite yet.
I'm a bit older than yourself and still find bits of music from my youth......that I couldn't afford at the time or that passed me by for some reason.
I'm sure they are some wonderful younger musicians out there...its just that no record company will invest in people these days unless they can get get back the money they put in....
This week on my turntable is an album called 'Jug of Love' by Mighty Baby (1971), some well crafted songs with some sublime guitar work, missed this group growing up although they were at the 1969 Isle of Wight festival and I was there. I'd like to say missed because I was addled with drugs... the truth is I was only seventeen and suffering from stavation at the time.....anyone who was there will know what I mean.
Anyway what I'm trying to say I haven't got time for any new music, still trying to catch up with music from old.
Its understandable missing this album in a way, I grew up in S.Wales and 'Revelation' by Man was never advertised and it was only after listening to 2oz of plastic that years later managed to get hold of a recording of this album.

I've never heard those Mighty Baby albums but have long meant to pick them up.

However - I did give predecessors The Action (singles compilation on Edsel) a whirl the other day. Definitely the ace mod band (aside from the Small Faces, natch)

The missing link between the Action and Mighty Baby is the unreleased (until a few years ago) album called Rolled Gold. Martin Stone is on it. The first MB album is the one to hear, but Jug Of Love has been growing on me in recent time. I had it when it came out, but always felt it was sort of light weight next to the debut. I can recommend the whole lot.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week - Mighty Baby
Post by: Jon M on December 02, 2008, 03:17:08 PM
Mighty Baby - a great band that I discovered via pub rockers Chilli Willi and his Red Hot Peppers, the band Martin Stone formed with future Resident Phil 'snakefinger' Lithman, both on guitar.

There is a third Mighty Baby cd 'Live in the Attic' which has two long jams based on Coltrane's India and, if you an find it, there is the Muesli track on Glastonbury Fayre.

The band also reformed to play two gigs a couple of years ago and I think there are audience recordings out there.

PS Looking forward to a revist of the Helps back catalogue next Friday -  Molly Baked Bean, Passing through, Amy...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on December 02, 2008, 10:46:36 PM
The missing link between the Action and Mighty Baby is the unreleased (until a few years ago) album called Rolled Gold. Martin Stone is on it. The first MB album is the one to hear, but Jug Of Love has been growing on me in recent time. I had it when it came out, but always felt it was sort of light weight next to the debut. I can recommend the whole lot.
Hi Ron S, Whats the title of MB's debut album, need more of this music....
The album you mention titled 'Rolled Gold' is that by a group other than MB.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron S on December 02, 2008, 11:38:23 PM
The missing link between the Action and Mighty Baby is the unreleased (until a few years ago) album called Rolled Gold. Martin Stone is on it. The first MB album is the one to hear, but Jug Of Love has been growing on me in recent time. I had it when it came out, but always felt it was sort of light weight next to the debut. I can recommend the whole lot.
Hi Ron S, Whats the title of MB's debut album, need more of this music....
The album you mention titled 'Rolled Gold' is that by a group other than MB.

The first Mighty Baby is just called Mighty Baby, though it was reissued in the 80's as Egyptian Tomb. The Big Beat CD I have adds a few tracks that were on a vinyl mini lp. Rolled Gold is credited to The Action. This is a lot different sounding record compared to the collection of singles from the original band. Rolled Gold is a brilliant lp of "demos" that were never released. George Martin produced, so the quality is very high, both recording and song writing.

This band went from mod Motown, to a psych song album, to screaming guitar, to "country"... after that there is the album called Habiyba or something... A few sessions too with Gary Farr and such. You never really hear the band on those where they are the backing band.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on December 03, 2008, 01:52:59 AM
The missing link between the Action and Mighty Baby is the unreleased (until a few years ago) album called Rolled Gold. Martin Stone is on it. The first MB album is the one to hear, but Jug Of Love has been growing on me in recent time. I had it when it came out, but always felt it was sort of light weight next to the debut. I can recommend the whole lot.
Hi Ron S, Whats the title of MB's debut album, need more of this music....
The album you mention titled 'Rolled Gold' is that by a group other than MB.

The first Mighty Baby is just called Mighty Baby, though it was reissued in the 80's as Egyptian Tomb. The Big Beat CD I have adds a few tracks that were on a vinyl mini lp. Rolled Gold is credited to The Action. This is a lot different sounding record compared to the collection of singles from the original band. Rolled Gold is a brilliant lp of "demos" that were never released. George Martin produced, so the quality is very high, both recording and song writing.

This band went from mod Motown, to a psych song album, to screaming guitar, to "country"... after that there is the album called Habiyba or something... A few sessions too with Gary Farr and such. You never really hear the band on those where they are the backing band.

..and Reg King's eponymous LP that "Gone Away" gave us a taste of on "All Good Clean Fun". MB contributed to this along with Steve Winwood, Brian Auger, sundry Blossom Toes guys etc. Not a great LP (I bought the reissue recently and was a little disappointed) but with enough moments to not regret the purchase.

I saw the Action reunion a few years back and enjoyed a post gig spl cigarette with Reg. They were fantastic.

"Rolled Gold" I had for a while..can't find it though. Isn't there a good song called "I've Got Something To Say" on it? That stands out in the memory.

Courtesy of my buddy/musical colleague Tex Comer, I was priviledged also to play organ on a few gigs that were an almost-reunion of Ace (obviously no Carrack or I wouldn't have been on it!). There are few old-school strictly rhythm guitar and vocal harmony men quite as impressive as Bam King, who is now living down under.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Dai Port Talbot on December 05, 2008, 03:17:38 AM
Courtesy of my teenage sons (and much to Rob's disgust):

Pendulum, Black Mountain, Mars Volta, Battles and the mighty Muse.

At least the little buggers aren't listening to Coldplay.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on December 05, 2008, 04:11:01 AM
Courtesy of my teenage sons (and much to Rob's disgust):

Pendulum, Black Mountain, Mars Volta, Battles and the mighty Muse.

At least the little buggers aren't listening to Coldplay.

That's not strictly true - you've never mentioned Black Mountain or Mars Volta who I quite like in their own way. They seem to take the right drugs.

Dai - you've got the dig in for Coldplay ("Bed wetters' music" Vic Martin) but missed the chance to rubbish Duffy. Why?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on December 08, 2008, 11:13:52 PM
This week dug into my record collection and playing bits of Colosseum and Van Der Graaf Generator.....its the Hammond Organ thing, we've been talking about.
The hope from this thread was to be introduced to new music and Mike Cross fellow forum member came up trumps and has sent some new music to me by a group called Ha-Za-Ma, reminiscent of John Cipollina/ Guru Guru, really enjoying it.
Brings me onto another question/thread, having played some of my old music, bits of each album I like and bits I don't like as much.
How many Albums/CD's are in your collection, where you can say you enjoy, has musical merit or means something to you from the first track to the last.
I've racked my brains, I can't think of many.
After the Goldrush by Neil Young brilliant, on the back of this, sold 4 million pre-ordered copies of Harvest, some good tracks some not so good. Quicksilver Messenger Service, Happy Trails every track superb later albums not so good, Man BGTYALOAD, only four tracks all really good, let down by the petrol crisis when releasing BITF.
When I think of music that I enjoy and sold well like Jimi Hendrix, Electric Ladyland and Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon, not every track is playable over and over again, although on every album are some gems that will be played forever.
It would be interesting to hear of albums that people like, every song/composition from beginning to end.
Might help to rack my brains.
 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on December 09, 2008, 03:40:31 PM
Good one John.
After sleeping on it I could only come up with 3 for now.
Firstly, and perhaps unsurprisingly, "Do You Like it Here Now, Are You Settling In?" Short but not a duff track on it.
Second, "Hillside" by Arnold.
Third, and perhaps difficult to comprehend but for my own very personal reasons, "Force Majeure" by Tangerine Dream.
Make of that what you will.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on December 09, 2008, 04:54:10 PM
Good one John.
After sleeping on it I could only come up with 3 for now.
Firstly, and perhaps unsurprisingly, "Do You Like it Here Now, Are You Settling In?" Short but not a duff track on it.
Second, "Hillside" by Arnold.
Third, and perhaps difficult to comprehend but for my own very personal reasons, "Force Majeure" by Tangerine Dream.
Make of that what you will.

I'm with you there - the phenomenon that is BGTYALOAD rather overshadows the MJ/DL/CJ/MA/TW output which was definitely getting onto the right track by the time of DYLIHNAYSI? and the early takes of Bananas from Greasy/BGTY reissues hint that a third LP from this crew (minus Clive by then) might have been a great platter.

In "great from start to finish" terms I would throw two LPs in (curiously both eponymous and second albums) as follows:
Traffic - Traffic
The Band - The Band

I'm sure I'll think of others, but not at the moment.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Andrew P on December 09, 2008, 09:42:07 PM
Off the cuff and having only just opened the last message. Only 2 albums come immediately to my mind as not having a duff track on them (and I'm excluding Man albums here in deference to the thread title) and they are Marquee Moon by Television and Hunky Dory by David Bowie. I'd have to go to the wall of records and look through them to decide if there were any others.

As for what's on my turntable, it's u.s. at present so I tend to have Planet Rock on the radio. As I type this they are playing "When The Levee Breaks" (Led Zep) which can't be bad. Downside is adverts and news breaks, plus a degree of repetition and a concentration on the more popular cuts, but still a good station, every now and then a real gem crops up.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on December 09, 2008, 10:38:22 PM
Good one John.
After sleeping on it I could only come up with 3 for now.
Firstly, and perhaps unsurprisingly, "Do You Like it Here Now, Are You Settling In?" Short but not a duff track on it.
Second, "Hillside" by Arnold.
Third, and perhaps difficult to comprehend but for my own very personal reasons, "Force Majeure" by Tangerine Dream.
Make of that what you will.
Hi Martin, I know you like a diverse spectrum of music, I've never heard of Arnold. What type of music do they play. Always looking to expand my own musical interests, I take it you would recommend this album.
Have 'Phaedra' by Tangerine Dream, listened to an early John Peel show where he played about three minutes of this album, went out immediately and bought it. Only to discover it was the only three minutes of decent music on the whole album....was left very disappointed by the experience.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Tony Smith on December 09, 2008, 10:41:34 PM
 ;D two cds/albums i will always return to  and for me every track is a gem ,-Man - Rhinos winos and lunatics , just a fantastic album , and the Edgar Broughton band  Meat album a dream for me would have been able to each band perform the entire album live ..but i guess it was never ment to be

cheers
tony
ps a very close 3rd cd is  Gillian welch Time (the revelator) a absolute classic album
pps a very close 4th....i could go on but ...thats enough ;)
cheers
tony
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on December 09, 2008, 10:49:15 PM
Off the cuff and having only just opened the last message. Only 2 albums come immediately to my mind as not having a duff track on them (and I'm excluding Man albums here in deference to the thread title) and they are Marquee Moon by Television and Hunky Dory by David Bowie. I'd have to go to the wall of records and look through them to decide if there were any others.
Many years ago had a mate moved into a house and the previous occupant left some of his LP's. My mate not being a music lover gave them to me. Two of the LP's were Adventure (on red vinyl) and Marquee Moon by Television. I've never played them. Because of the issue dates, always had them down as a punk group, which is not my thing really.
On your recommendation going to dig them out and give them some airplay.  
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on December 09, 2008, 11:31:57 PM
I've never heard of Arnold. What type of music do they play.

Hi John.
Arnold. Hmmmm. A Creation Records discovery. Play a lot of acoustic stuff with some great electric guitar over the top and woozy harmony vocals - sometimes trippy and atmospheric. Great music to cook Sunday lunch by.
I'd recommend both their CDs, Hillside and Bahama.
Force Majeure is all good but the standout for me is "Cloudburst Flight" - great guitar (well it should sound good after going through ?12 million  worth of electronics). Saw TD play this track at Manchester Apollo in early 80s where Mr. Froese actually stepped our side of the protecting curtain with his Les Paul.  8)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on December 10, 2008, 12:10:20 AM
I've never heard of Arnold. What type of music do they play.

Hi John.
Arnold. Hmmmm. A Creation Records discovery. Play a lot of acoustic stuff with some great electric guitar over the top and woozy harmony vocals - sometimes trippy and atmospheric. Great music to cook Sunday lunch by.
I'd recommend both their CDs, Hillside and Bahama.
Force Majeure is all good but the standout for me is "Cloudburst Flight" - great guitar (well it should sound good after going through ?12 million  worth of electronics). Saw TD play this track at Manchester Apollo in early 80s where Mr. Froese actually stepped our side of the protecting curtain with his Les Paul.  8)

12 million quid seems to be an excessive amount to spend to get a Les Paul to sound good. :o

You can pick up a silver-faced Fender amp for around a grand. That should do it. ;D
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Cross on December 10, 2008, 02:07:59 AM

Two of the LP's were Adventure (on red vinyl) and Marquee Moon by Television. I've never played them. Because of the issue dates, always had them down as a punk group, which is not my thing really.

On your recommendation going to dig them out and give them some airplay.  

Wow, that's amazing. You have a treat in store, listening to those 2 albums for the first time! Yes, they were a punk group, but a punk group that could, by the time they recorded the albums, compose and play complex, interesting and mighty fine music. Some critics even compared them to QMS, that's how good they are.


For a brief overview of the band, and the two albums, see Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Television_(band) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Television_(band))


Some comments about the Marquee Moon album:

"The album is one of the most acclaimed rock records of all time."

"One of the all-time classic guitar albums....MOON still shimmers with urban grime and psychedelic imagination."

"It's the first punk jam album and a thing of swooning, brawny loveliness."

"One of the era's masterworks, a multilayered thrill ride of interlocking stun-gun guitars and leader Tom Verlaine's nervous vocals."

"A brutally stark, yet intricate weave of guitars and affectingly passionate vocals."

"Television may have vowed to 'pull down the future', but no one knew they'd reinvent it. Proof that lightning can, indeed, strike itself."- Ranked #2 in Uncut's list of the 'Greatest Debuts' (Lost to Velvet Underground & Nico)

 "A graceful new wave bite that betrayed delicate hints of neo-psychedelic sophistication."
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on December 10, 2008, 11:57:40 AM
12 million quid seems to be an excessive amount to spend to get a Les Paul to sound good.

You detected a soupcon of irony in my post then? Having to play gigs behind a curtain to protect your expensive gear did not prove popular hence the big cheer when Herr Froese stepped outside. Otherwise we could have put a stack of TD LPs on the autochanger, stepped into the next room and pulled a lace curtain over the doorway for all the visual excitement on offer. The blinking red lights were cool in a "well I feel mellow and not on this planet" sort of way....
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: mikes on December 10, 2008, 01:00:28 PM
Nice on, John.

I'd always opt for the Copperhead-LP as a perfect record. Also without weaknesses to me: "Younger than Yesterday" and "The Notorious Byrd Brothers" by the Byrds, "Physical Graffiti" by Led Zep and Robert Plants "Mighty Rearranger".
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Alan Davies on December 10, 2008, 04:30:41 PM
I'd suggest the following as pretty near perfect.
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
Eagles - Hotel California
Eels - Souljacker
Led Zep - Led Zep II
Alkatraz - Doing A Moonlight
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on December 10, 2008, 04:57:58 PM
I'd suggest the following as pretty near perfect.
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
Eagles - Hotel California
Eels - Souljacker
Led Zep - Led Zep II
Alkatraz - Doing A Moonlight


It's funny, I have never heard that Eels album as I didn't take to them on an early Jools H showing...but I reckon I might like it now - he (E) is a bit quirky and I like that.

Port Talbot Dai and I were discussing Alkatraz the other night and both agreed that the awful cod-disco of "Red Lights" let down an otherwise immaculate LP. Far more consistent than either Neutrons platter, for sure.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on December 10, 2008, 05:02:12 PM
12 million quid seems to be an excessive amount to spend to get a Les Paul to sound good.

You detected a soupcon of irony in my post then? Having to play gigs behind a curtain to protect your expensive gear did not prove popular hence the big cheer when Herr Froese stepped outside. Otherwise we could have put a stack of TD LPs on the autochanger, stepped into the next room and pulled a lace curtain over the doorway for all the visual excitement on offer. The blinking red lights were cool in a "well I feel mellow and not on this planet" sort of way....

Quite - It's a bit much for a band to assume that their own loyal fan base would rob them blind as soon as draw breath, isn't it?

I'm not a great one for synth-led music at all (aside from the Hammond and a bit of Wurlitzer electric piano I consider myself a guitarist) but someone once told me there are two quite obscure early TD albums that had quite a bit of guitar on and are a bit more rocky. Is that the case?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on December 10, 2008, 05:51:03 PM
I'd suggest the following as pretty near perfect.
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
Eagles - Hotel California
Eels - Souljacker
Led Zep - Led Zep II
Alkatraz - Doing A Moonlight

Alan, Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks, forgot all about that one when compiling my short list, would have definetly been added. Agree with you near perfect.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on December 10, 2008, 06:23:51 PM
I'm not a great one for synth-led music at all (aside from the Hammond and a bit of Wurlitzer electric piano I consider myself a guitarist) but someone once told me there are two quite obscure early TD albums that had quite a bit of guitar on and are a bit more rocky. Is that the case?

I'm not that big on synth stuff either. I only like Force Majeure and the track Stratosfear by TD. Never got on with anything else except maybe that part of Oxygene that was in the charts a couple of lifetimes ago...

Still can't think of any more "perfect" albums. There's always one track that kills the deal. Or for Black Sabbath's debut - nearly all of side 2. Side 1 is/was perfect (at the time). Budgie's Squawk is close. Michael Hedge's Aerial Boundaries and Pierre Bensusan's 2 maybe. Deep Purple "Made in Japan"?
This is too hard - I can think of more LPs I bought for the 1 track.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Alan Davies on December 10, 2008, 06:55:29 PM
There's also a whole bunch of albums (vinyl obviously) where I have played one side to death and virtually ignored the other. Typical examples being Rolling Stones - Goats Head Soup (side one), Psychadelic Furs - Mirror Moves (side one), Dave Edmunds - Closer To The Flame (side one) Alice Cooper - Killer (side one) Neil Young - Rust Never Sleeps (Side two).

I ought to mention also Monty Python's Matching Tie and Handkerchief album where all three sides were played extensively.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on December 10, 2008, 07:03:24 PM
I'm not a great one for synth-led music at all (aside from the Hammond and a bit of Wurlitzer electric piano I consider myself a guitarist) but someone once told me there are two quite obscure early TD albums that had quite a bit of guitar on and are a bit more rocky. Is that the case?

I'm not that big on synth stuff either. I only like Force Majeure and the track Stratosfear by TD. Never got on with anything else except maybe that part of Oxygene that was in the charts a couple of lifetimes ago...

Still can't think of any more "perfect" albums. There's always one track that kills the deal. Or for Black Sabbath's debut - nearly all of side 2. Side 1 is/was perfect (at the time). Budgie's Squawk is close. Michael Hedge's Aerial Boundaries and Pierre Bensusan's 2 maybe. Deep Purple "Made in Japan"?
This is too hard - I can think of more LPs I bought for the 1 track.

Re: Made In Japan

DPT and I (in the same mile-melter conversation that featured Alkatraz and on yet another one of those occasions where Dai had bought something on ebay that would fit in my car) arrived at the "alternate great studio LP formula" for Deep Purple assuming the following rules:

1) Deep Purple Mk I are discounted as a separate band
2) Live albums too - it is only DP Mk 2,3,4 studio LPs that fall under the rule.

It works:
In Rock  :)
Fireball  >:(
Machine Head  :)
Who Do We Think We Are  >:(
Burn  :)
Stormbringer  >:(
Come Taste The Band  :)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on December 11, 2008, 03:31:01 PM
...and actually on a bone fide turntable (albeit one of those USB equipped jobbies so that I can convert LPs to CD....which alarmingly I've now got wired up through my 16 track desk and onto Cubase!) is 'Cordon Bleu' by Solution from 1973.

None the wiser? Not surprising. They fall into the 'Great Bands That No-One's Heard Of' category.

They're from Holland and are buddies of Focus, with whom I know a lot of you are familiar - one of their tracks was renamed 'Tommy' (after Tom Barlage, Solution sax player) and appears on 'Moving Waves'. They are a four piece made up of keyboards/drums/bass/sax, no axe being ground. Nice chunky chords and melody lines as you would expect. This album was the first on Elton John's Rocket label, numbered ROLL 1 (how apt) and funnily enough was recorded at Rockfield.

They have ventured to these shores and I believe might have appeared on OGWT - however, another vague Man link is that they supported our neighbours Gentle Giant on their UK tour of 73/4 (?) which is where I caught them (at Manchester, Pugwash present and correct).   

I reckon that this LP is arguably their best, certainly better than the ones released afterwards. Eventually they split up but have reformed with the same line up as featured on this LP - a recent clip can be found here: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fOZAPjhISA0&feature=related (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fOZAPjhISA0&feature=related)

Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on December 11, 2008, 04:02:08 PM
It works:
In Rock  :)
Fireball  >:(
Machine Head  :)
Who Do We Think We Are  >:(
Burn  :)
Stormbringer  >:(
Come Taste The Band  :)

Oh no, it doesn't.   Fireball's a terrific album and gets better with each passing year.  More variety and inventiveness in there than the other albums (as good to excellent as they are).
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on December 11, 2008, 10:53:36 PM
It works:
In Rock  :)
Fireball  >:(
Machine Head  :)
Who Do We Think We Are  >:(
Burn  :)
Stormbringer  >:(
Come Taste The Band  :)

Oh no, it doesn't.   Fireball's a terrific album and gets better with each passing year.  More variety and inventiveness in there than the other albums (as good to excellent as they are).

No shouts for any of the others though Allan? So It DOES work..you just have to start from Machine Head.

Actually and sadly, to test the water with it myself I tried it tonight and found to my great shock and horror... that I simply don't like Deep Purple anymore.

Wasn't expecting that one and I hope it lifts, but I turned each LP off thinking "bombastic, pose-ridden tosh" and went scurrying for Humble Pie who are on now as I type. Aah, something with soul..

Still - a bit of a wall of Jericho moment for me tonight.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Tony Smith on December 11, 2008, 11:10:51 PM
haaa just playing the definitive Ray charles and enjoying every min of it,  :) getting ready for the green ray and malcolm morley tomorrow.... yippeee!
cheers
tony
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on December 12, 2008, 03:21:26 AM

No shouts for any of the others though Allan? So It DOES work..you just have to start from Machine Head.

Actually and sadly, to test the water with it myself I tried it tonight and found to my great shock and horror... that I simply don't like Deep Purple anymore.

Wasn't expecting that one and I hope it lifts, but I turned each LP off thinking "bombastic, pose-ridden tosh" and went scurrying for Humble Pie who are on now as I type. Aah, something with soul..

Still - a bit of a wall of Jericho moment for me tonight.

Ah, I'm regaining a little ground. I tried Burn again and did enjoy Lay Down Stay Down and You Fool No One.

Plus - Chasing Shadows that opens the "difficult" third album (and Mk I band swansong).
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on December 13, 2008, 01:07:29 AM
on my turntable is slow motion(i found it with the liner notes): i was listening to the groove at the end of grasshopper and "you don't like us"and i listened to some other songs the other day
and deke leonard kamikaze i checked the l section on a whim last week
 two seconds later for 3.99 no less   
"day begins an endless journey..."...san francisco nuggets 1965-1970 "love is the song we sing":my buddy sin-stained class,rubiyat-the immediate family,up& down-the serpent power,golden road(to unlimited devotion)-grateful dead,roll with it-steve miller band,1982 a -sons of champlin,white bird-it's a beautiful day,dark star(single version)-grateful dead,fool(single version)-blue cheer...steely dan: katy lied(for 3 bucks last week)there's some good stuff on there...movie: man farewell concert 1976...hey there is some good organ(larry young) on devotion-john mclaughlin more later...peace-davey
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on December 13, 2008, 07:38:41 PM
That Frisco compilation looks good, Davey. I might get one.

Sons of Champlin are a CRIMINALLY underrated Frisco act. All albums good, better still is the "Yogi Phlegm" (a name they briefly adopted after binning off the horn section somewhere around 69-71) set available on Wolfgangs Vault. It is the whole set from their Last Days of the Fillmore gig because "Poppa Can Play" is the self-same rendition - and very good too.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Tony Smith on December 13, 2008, 10:31:09 PM
 ;D this week  i've enjoyed The Green Ray Live  Cd with special guest Nick saloman.. cd soon to be available from the  Effigy web site !
 and the 6 cds set Krautrock music for your brain vol. 3
been a good week!
cheers
tony
 ;)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on December 14, 2008, 10:07:35 AM
...i'd be curious to hear the mid 70's solo record of malcolm morley and any live recordings of his tenure with man... the "love is the song we sing"  photobook(exquisite full color photos) and the song by song and group by group descriptions along with all the music from the bands from the san francisco area during that era is quite beautiful,a nice package...you know what's nice?some songs from the kinks "preservation" album.the photo on that cover is nice too.more later-good night-peace-davey
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on December 14, 2008, 11:34:09 PM
;D this week  i've enjoyed The Green Ray Live  Cd with special guest Nick saloman.. cd soon to be available from the  Effigy web site !
 
Tony, When is this CD going to be issued, I take it Nick Soloman is the guitarist of Bevis Frond fame. Looking forward to its release.
Did anyone actually manage to speak to Macolm Morley, has he any plans to release another album. Listening to The Burning Frame, The Clone and The Crucifixion Area as I type this.....need more of the same....
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Tony Smith on December 15, 2008, 12:43:53 AM
John  it will be available from effigymusic.co.uk  this comming week ;D  yes its Nick Saloman of the Bevis Frond !  I spoke to Malcolm and he has no plans to record at the moment he is  just getting used to playing live again .
cheers
tony
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Tony Smith on December 19, 2008, 11:12:56 PM
 8) tonight been playing and dancing along to..Geraint Watkins   Dial W for Watkins   a great cd!

cheers
tony
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Michael Heatley on December 20, 2008, 12:27:02 AM
Blimey did I sell you that? Mistake!  :o

M
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on December 20, 2008, 01:14:29 AM
"Granite" has a new album out now anyway. I don't know what it's called, haven't heard it yet and can't be arsed to look it up...but he HAS got a new one out, that much I do know. It's probably excellent, like Dial W and Watkins Bold As Love.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on December 20, 2008, 02:59:42 AM
New Drumbo (John French) album - sublime  8) 8)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on December 20, 2008, 03:27:48 AM
Who's on it, Allan?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on December 20, 2008, 03:34:27 AM
Who's on it, Allan?

French plus Bill Harkelroad, Greg Davidson, Mark Boston and John Thomas.  I'm sure the aliases aren't necessary for the first three  ;)

Basically a Magic Band album without using the name - when they played as such they seemed to have trouble being taken seriously so decided not to continue with the name.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on December 20, 2008, 11:09:03 AM
By spooky coincidence I've got the first Mallard LP in my hand -this features the afore-mentioned Bill and Mark with Art Tripp and a Beefheart soundalike on vox. JT had joined them by the time I saw them (74?) and it's jolly good! On Virgin when it was a smallish hippy label (Henry Cow era).
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on December 21, 2008, 10:49:24 PM
Just finished on my turntable ( a real turntable, not your cd nonsense), is the record I listen to once a year, at Christmas time, to get me in the mood. The Christmas Patti album.  And yep, I'm in the mood. Happy Days!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on December 22, 2008, 03:05:24 AM
I must admit I had "Life on the Road"/"Shuffle" on after the pub tonight....
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on December 22, 2008, 04:43:17 AM
peace y'all my session was cancelled on fri. due to weather and i was at one of the greatest parties in

the universe that night(kind of like dazed and confused for 20 and 30 somethings but with the added

knowledge of the extra years).any how i was allowed to spin records(something that is rare since i tried

to bring back the album side few years back). i know it says this thread is about other

groups than man.technically i'm in the clear(actually sort of not because devil's gloves is man members

plus dave charles as i'm sure everyone knows)anyhow i played broken glass and lime juice,black gates of

death,devil's gloves(twice total)and later the one that has sarah in the title.i played here comes sunshine

(wake of the flood)and later missippi toodle oo(i like the sing along at the end)and probably eyes of the

world.also "a little wes" by eddie harris from the "instant death" album,and "sagar","light my fire","jumpin'

jack flash" and "rhagupati" from ananda shankar's first record. and i did famously get over playing the

entire "mops" "psychedelic sounds of japan"front to back....ok suzy tells me this is too long winded for

people to read,i told her it might get read..been enjoying reading stuff on here lately-peace for now-

davey   
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on December 22, 2008, 09:38:15 PM
I've never heard of Arnold. What type of music do they play.
Arnold. Hmmmm. A Creation Records discovery. Play a lot of acoustic stuff with some great electric guitar over the top and woozy harmony vocals - sometimes trippy and atmospheric. Great music to cook Sunday lunch by.
I'd recommend both their CDs, Hillside and Bahama.
For the first time ever had my Man Christmas weekend thoroughly worked out, arranged to look after my old man in Cwmbran and prove what a wonderful son I am and then down to Swansea for the gig. Sadly it didn't happen, the gig that is, just about managing to convince my Father of my merits as a son and heir.
After 25 years of travelling this route it's started to get a bit boring so I was very lucky, via this site Martin D. came up trumps and sent me some new tunes. Put on Arnold, played it all the way there and back. Not just good for cooking by, made my journey seem less boring than normal.
Martin surely these people have played in other groups....or have they just materialized out of the ether...really good stuff...Many Thanks. 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on December 22, 2008, 09:46:25 PM
Martin surely these people have played in other groups....or have they just materialized out of the ether...really good stuff...Many Thanks. 

Hi John
As far as I know Arnold was the first manifestation.
They have moved to the States and, listening to their US EP and their MySpace tracks, it hasn't helped. They've lost that woozy British influence.
Glad to be of service.  8)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on December 25, 2008, 09:08:30 PM
Merry Christmas to everybody and a big Thank You to all the Man forum members who have sent music to me over the year. Expanded my musical interests beyond all immagination....Thank God (or should I say Julian) for this site.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Tony Smith on December 30, 2008, 09:30:21 PM
 ;D been playing the  Johnny cash box set , unearthed over the holidays, and also watched the dvd i walk the line about Johnny cash's life , going to get the sun recordings next , funny thing is ive not played any of my man cds for a while so tommorrow going to play back into the future remaster and the neutrons black hole star(i know its not man but ...its family!)

happy new year
cheers
tony
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on December 30, 2008, 10:25:06 PM
Hurrah! After months of trying I have started to crack and am enjoying Nektar!!!!!!

For any who don't know - if you log on to their website and become a "Friend of Nektar" you can listen to the back catalogue for nothing, not a copper coin...
Great guitar & organ; lots of Man coincidences from living together. Organ solo from their guy (Taff wotsit) on "Crying in the Dark" off "Tab in the Ocean" uncannily similar to Clive's work on the Hamburg "Live For To Die" version of Spunk Rock...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on December 31, 2008, 06:56:31 PM
Just to return to the original point of this thread momentarily....
This week I have been mostly listening to -

my collection of pink Island 45s 
Black Sabbath "Sabotage"  (criminally under-rated)
King Crimson "Poseidon"
Wild Turkey both studio Chrysalis LPs

Nothing modern at all at year end.       

Happy New Year everyone!
Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!

Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Alan Davies on December 31, 2008, 07:03:49 PM
This week I have been listening to Paul Weller - Wild Wood, Nick Cave - Murder Ballads, The Triffids - Born Sandy Devotional.

What a sick bunny Nick Cave must be!!!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on December 31, 2008, 07:50:58 PM
Just to return to the original point of this thread momentarily....
This week I have been mostly listening to -

my collection of pink Island 45s 


Good man Martin. I used to collect pink label LPs but it started getting too expensive, and I wasn't going to shell out ?120 for the first Dr Strangely Strange album having heard a snippet of it on "Nice Enough To Eat". >:(

So I mainly stuck to what I would actually listen to: Traffic (yes, I HAVE got a mono Mr Fantasy..), Tull, Free, Wynder K. Frog, Crimson, Spooky Tooth, Mott, Fairport, The Clouds and Nirvana's "All of Us". Never got round to Tramline, funnily enough. I did buy all the Quintessence albums though - lovely sleeves ;D
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on December 31, 2008, 08:36:14 PM
Good man Martin. I used to collect pink label LPs but it started getting too expensive, and I wasn't going to shell out ?120 for the first Dr Strangely Strange album having heard a snippet of it on "Nice Enough To Eat". >:(

It can be very expensive and the collecting bug can bite hard. I was lucky enough to graze the area before things went mad and add to all the ones I bought originally. So I have all the pink 45s that can be considered non-West Indian including the Blind Faith "Change of Address" and crazy things like 5 copies each of "This Was" and "Stand Up" because of the different labels or mixes. I stopped when it became impossible...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron S on December 31, 2008, 10:45:04 PM
Good man Martin. I used to collect pink label LPs but it started getting too expensive, and I wasn't going to shell out ?120 for the first Dr Strangely Strange album having heard a snippet of it on "Nice Enough To Eat". >:(

It can be very expensive and the collecting bug can bite hard. I was lucky enough to graze the area before things went mad and add to all the ones I bought originally. So I have all the pink 45s that can be considered non-West Indian including the Blind Faith "Change of Address" and crazy things like 5 copies each of "This Was" and "Stand Up" because of the different labels or mixes. I stopped when it became impossible...

Last time in London, the only pink Island 45s I saw were Quintessence. I have a few I bought when they came out, Traffic, King Crimson (with a pic sleeve) and such. I probably have a good collection of lps, but I never made it a priority, just bought the bands I liked. Tramline were not good!

It was a dramatic difference in what you could find... in 1970, 75, 78 and even 84, I came home with some gems. 99 was not the same. We went to a big record fair...my pal pointed to a bin of 60's things and said "nice, huh ron?" I just laughed and told him I enjoyed buying for a couple dollars each, not ?125. I did pick up two of the Red Caps 45s, with our Dave Walker. They weren't that cheap either. I have made it a point to leave price tags on stuff I bought. Those rare 75p singles always bring a smile.

I'm just now putting together tonights Vindaloo, listening to the Faces box, 5 Guys Walk Into A Bar. Reminds me why I liked them so much... plus they were great live.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on January 02, 2009, 09:28:24 PM
Never thought I say this, being an old fart and listening to music of years ago....not that there's anything wrong with that.
Whilst on my sojourn to S. Wales just before Christmas, my younger (punk loving) brother played a CD called Sawdust by The Killers, contains all their B Sides and unreleased stuff. A revelation of superb music. Never ever thought a modern group could grip me the way this CD has.
Just goes to prove there's still some decent music out there.
I guess this group have to rein back on their A sides just to keep the music moguls happy...not that I know anything about their recent releases. They obviously revert to what they want to play come the B sides.
So this week listening to The Killers, Sawdust. Try track 18 for an introduction......
 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Tony Smith on January 03, 2009, 05:55:13 PM
 ;D Well this week after Christmas ive been listening to Miles Davis  Kind Of Blue ( fits my mood perfectly!)
Rosanne Cash  Black Cadillac
Creedence Clearwater Revival  Cosmo's factory
Jah Wobble Chinese Dub
last night i watched a bbc programe about prog rock some great old footage .. but it made me very glad i never got to see Emmerson Lake and Palmer live !(tho i did enjoy the lp's!)
 happy new year
cheers
tony  :)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on January 03, 2009, 07:44:07 PM
;D Well this week after Christmas ive been listening to Miles Davis  Kind Of Blue ( fits my mood perfectly!)

Oh! Oh! Tone! Tone! One of my favourites! And isn't the piano intro to 'So What' just sublime? An amazing collection of songs that have quite a rigid structure in terms of tonality (yawn here we go waffle waffle) yet the players are so expressive that it just flows in a seemingly spontaneous manner....I think I might put it on later......Cosmo's Factory is a gem as well.

Excellent taste and I hope your blue mood improves!   
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on January 03, 2009, 10:07:57 PM
Still deeply immersed in the first four Nektar LPs...back up for air soon.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Jules on January 04, 2009, 03:24:46 AM
This week:

Play - Brad Paisley (marvelous twangy stuff)
Lifeline - Neil Morse (that'll be just the one airing for this I think. Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition)
Seasick Steve - Doghouse Music (seems authentic enough, vocally he reminds me of Steve Ripley from The Tractors from time to time)
Damien Rice - Live From Union Chapel (nice intimate little recording this)
ELP - Brain Salad Surgery (listen shamelessly)


Also been checking back on Thompson Twins. Good to be reminded what a little gem Here's To Future Days is.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on January 04, 2009, 04:34:02 AM
..but it made me very glad i never got to see Emmerson Lake and Palmer live !(tho i did enjoy the lp's!)

I am with you there - I am a Hammond organist and I dont think I could stomach a whole ELP gig. There are some good moments on those early Island LPs but to be honest the older I get the more I think that "Knife Edge" does me fine.

Hats off to Eddie Offord though - there are only so many engineers that know how to mic up a Leslie. Emerson's sound on Tarkus was incredibly good.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on January 04, 2009, 12:46:05 PM
I am with you there - I am a Hammond organist and I dont think I could stomach a whole ELP gig. There are some good moments on those early Island LPs but to be honest the older I get the more I think that "Knife Edge" does me fine.

Hats off to Eddie Offord though - there are only so many engineers that know how to mic up a Leslie. Emerson's sound on Tarkus was incredibly good.

ELP were my first ever gig (1 March 1971) and it was an awesome experience.  The first five ELP albums are all terrific, and I'd love to be able to see them again.  In particular, Tarkus is as about as good as it gets for an extended piece of composed music.

And just to prove that they weren't invulnerable, they've also recorded two of the most dissappointing albums from a favoured band in Love Beach and In The Hot Seat (the latter which begins to make you pine for the former  :o)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Alan Davies on January 04, 2009, 01:07:17 PM
Family - Bandstand. I got the special edition for Christmas. Neat replication of the original packaging. This is without doubt one of my top 5 albums ever.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on January 04, 2009, 02:51:01 PM
And just to prove that they weren't invulnerable, they've also recorded two of the most dissappointing albums from a favoured band in Love Beach and In The Hot Seat (the latter which begins to make you pine for the former  :o)

I never bothered with Hot Seat..is it WORSE than Love Beach? Wow. I bet the cover isn't as tacky though - ELP trying to look like a three-man Tom Selleck!

I did dig out the eponymous third LP by The Nice the other day and enjoyed that a lot.

Allan, thanks for your guidance on Nektar. I like the first four LPs a lot now, with Sounds Like This as a favourite so far.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on January 05, 2009, 05:50:12 PM
in the car yesterday:todd cochran (bayete):worlds around the sun('72),yes-beyond and before('69),prince

lawsha-mayflower('74),bill evans(with harold land among others)-sweet dulcinea blue('76),george

harrison-wonderwall('68),mongo santamaria-march of the panther('70)....peace...i remember an

experience when i was 14('84) involving a sugar cube at a "sleepover" at my house.mtv had just put out

a video to are you experienced?we had some books about dali and magritte,some yessongs and ..."in the

beginning" by elp.that's my all time  favorite song of theirs i think.the inside cover picture looks like a

spot in prospect park,brooklyn(i like to imagine it there anyway)...they used to show a truncated clip of

them playing live at the olympic(s) stadium on tv.recently rediscovered complete version on the

youtube....peace

again-

davey

   
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on January 05, 2009, 10:22:20 PM
Family - Bandstand. I got the special edition for Christmas. Neat replication of the original packaging. This is without doubt one of my top 5 albums ever.
quote author=Rob the Organ link=topic=198.msg30426#msg30426 date=1231073461]
Allan, thanks for your guidance on Nektar. I like the first four LPs a lot now, with Sounds Like This as a favourite so far.
[/quote]
Family - reminds of some years ago Michael H. asked in the TWC if anyone had an LP cover of Pete Bardens, The Answer for Castle Communications to copy. I had two different covers so sent them off. Received them back with a Castle Communications catalogue asking me to pick anything I fancied for helping them out. A group I'd seen back in the early 70's, Family, although I've never bought any of their music seemed to be a good choice. Not to be greedy I asked for a compilation Family CD. Imagine my surprise when a package arrived with a note saying they didn't have any compilation CD's left and included Anyway, It's only a Movie, Fearless, A Song for Me and Bandstand.
The problem is, without getting any direction and having so many CD's I didn't know where to start. So along with a lot of other unplayed CD's went in a box still sealed while I got on with playing music I know and love. Plus I'd always been led to believe Music in a Dolls House was meant to be Family's ultimate album, by people supposedly in the know.

So on Alan's recommendation the plastic coming off Bandstand tonight.

Without direction it's very difficult to get into music from yesteryear. It was fellow Man forum member Tony that got me into Nektar, always thought they were a German group. My particular favourite is their first album Journey to the Centre of the Eye, lots cross overs between Nektar and Man......that can't be a bad thing......
 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on January 05, 2009, 10:57:09 PM
How do you incorporate several quotes into one reply, obviously I don't know how do this.
New Years Resolution...get on a computer course ASAP.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on January 05, 2009, 11:26:59 PM
How do you incorporate several quotes into one reply, obviously I don't know how do this.

So long as you have the mark up texts [quote author.....] and [/quote] at the relevant places at the beginning and the end you should be OK. Ypu are missing one of the [ at the start.

Re this thread, I have been watching the Prog Rock programmes and am feeling quite disappointed. It is depressing how little footage survives of really good bands and how much was repeated.
I'm glad I kept the Sounds of the 60s and 70s that were on a while ago as they seem to have most of the best bits.
And where was the Gentle Giant we were promised?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Alan Davies on January 06, 2009, 01:18:46 AM
They also promised Barclay James Harvest but unless BJH got a quick one in while I peed, I was sold a pup. Some very good stuff and some great memories good stuff but I'm afraid that for me some of it amounted to meaningless fret (or keyboard) wanking.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on January 06, 2009, 11:05:03 AM
...bobby hutcherson "head on"cd with extra tracks one 15 minutes one 17 "hey harold"  1 ten, tells who the

drummers were hmm i thought so 2 or more drummers ;first extra on(togo land) harold land solo...peace-

davey 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on January 06, 2009, 04:37:27 PM
Some very good stuff and some great memories good stuff but I'm afraid that for me some of it amounted to meaningless fret (or keyboard) wanking.

Yup. Agree with that. Never liked ELP or Genesis very much and there was more of them than needed.

I wonder if any footage survives of bands like Jade Warrior, Quintessence, Dulcimer, Patto?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on January 06, 2009, 05:20:52 PM
I wonder if any footage survives of bands like Jade Warrior, Quintessence, Dulcimer, Patto?

F*ck me, Ollie Halsall....Patto guitarist....one of the greatest and possibly the least known!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on January 06, 2009, 05:56:45 PM
The name of the street I live in is Halsall Close/
I thought it was named after Ollie but it turns out to be some environment ravager who had a quarry in the area...  >:(
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on January 06, 2009, 06:01:04 PM
The name of the street I live in is Halsall Close/
I thought it was named after Ollie but it turns out to be some environment ravager who had a quarry in the area...  >:(

Moving off the topic slightly, but there's a place in the East End of London named after one of its' favourite sons - it's called Ronnie Lane   :D
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Jules on January 06, 2009, 11:48:46 PM
Moving off the topic slightly, but there's a place in the East End of London named after one of its' favourite sons - it's called Ronnie Lane   :D

You'd have to hope it accesses a path leading through Ron Wood wouldn't you.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on January 07, 2009, 12:26:22 AM
....or go by leafy Darryl Way.

Watch out for wolves.

Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Ring on January 07, 2009, 09:55:04 AM
 Martin,
         Jade Warrior played some gigs at the Astoria late last year.  Effigy were asked to film them but they only gave us 3 days notice.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on January 07, 2009, 11:10:16 AM
....or go by leafy Darryl Way.


That'll be when you're out for a breath of curved air  ::)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on January 07, 2009, 11:22:57 AM
Back onto topic....well, if DVD's count as being on a turntable.

Watched an excellent show from the North Mississippi Allstars last night.  DVD's called Keep On Marchin'.   Fantastic band, and it's grand to be able to relive the electric washboard solo I had the pleasure of seeing when they supported and backed John Hiatt a couple of years back.

And the bass players in this world to make me feel slim  ;)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on January 07, 2009, 05:33:10 PM
And the bass players in this world to make me feel slim  ;)

Hmmmm....

Michael, you're fired.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Tony Smith on January 07, 2009, 10:43:47 PM
Been enjoying the David Crosby cd set   Voyages  what wonderfull music he made /writes , its just gets better each time i hear it.

cheers
tony .
Title: Re: Neil Young
Post by: Mark Oakley on January 08, 2009, 01:25:29 PM
This week I are mostly been plugging another yawning chasm in my musical education with a couple of Neil Young & Crazy Horse albums - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere and Ragged Glory, and I have to say I'm mightily impressed.
Recommednations of other comparable gems from Neil Young's vast portfolio now eagerly sought!

Oh...and I have also been enjoying a Box of Frogs!
Title: Re: Neil Young
Post by: Allan Heron on January 08, 2009, 01:32:18 PM
This week I are mostly been plugging another yawning chasm in my musical education with a couple of Neil Young & Crazy Horse albums - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere and Ragged Glory, and I have to say I'm mightily impressed.
Recommednations of other comparable gems from Neil Young's vast portfolio now eagerly sought!

I'd continue the Crazy Horse theme with Zuma and Rust Never Sleeps, or with the live albums Live Rust or Weld.

Other recommended NY albums would include After The Goldrush, Tonight's The Night, On The Beach, Freedom and Sleeps With Angels.

The rest of his catalogue is more inconsistent but never less than interesting (and that does include the much maligned Geffen Years - Trans just about made the recommended list)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: merc on January 08, 2009, 02:04:21 PM
No 'Harvest' Allan? Not to be confused with 'Harvest Moon' of course, a mid 90's album and a tad too soporific for me. I like my NY coiled like a sidewinder! Well...in our case..viper
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on January 08, 2009, 03:02:54 PM
I'd continue the Crazy Horse theme....

...in fact the first Crazy Horse album....
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on January 08, 2009, 05:20:49 PM
...in fact the first Crazy Horse album....

A great album but not on a par with any of the NY efforts I've mentioned imo
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on January 08, 2009, 05:22:24 PM
No 'Harvest' Allan? Not to be confused with 'Harvest Moon' of course, a mid 90's album and a tad too soporific for me. I like my NY coiled like a sidewinder! Well...in our case..viper

In retrospect, that should probably be on the recommended list as well.  I agree with you about Harvest Moon but there's enough grist on Harvest to counterbalance the more laid back elements.   Then again, There's A World might be one of the poorest songs Young ever commited to tape
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Alan Davies on January 08, 2009, 09:40:41 PM
The DVD of the Rust Never Sleeps tour is an absolute must have. Also the live at Red Rocks DVD which isn't Crazy Horse but the Harvest band with Duck Dunn on bass. One of my most played CD's at the moment is a cover disc off Uncut featuring Sonic Youth, KD Lang, Paul Weller, The Alarm and a whole bunch of others covering NY songs. Some of them are f**k*ng excellent. I also like the NY and The Bluenotes - This Note's for You album.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on January 08, 2009, 09:51:28 PM
While doing the washing up tonight I was listening to the 13th Floor Elevators "Easter Everywhere".
I still love "She lives..." and "I had to tell you".
Title: Re: Neil Young
Post by: John Bannon on January 08, 2009, 09:52:07 PM
This week I are mostly been plugging another yawning chasm in my musical education with a couple of Neil Young & Crazy Horse albums - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere and Ragged Glory, and I have to say I'm mightily impressed.
Recommednations of other comparable gems from Neil Young's vast portfolio now eagerly sought!

I'd continue the Crazy Horse theme with Zuma and Rust Never Sleeps, or with the live albums Live Rust or Weld.

Other recommended NY albums would include After The Goldrush, Tonight's The Night, On The Beach, Freedom and Sleeps With Angels.

The rest of his catalogue is more inconsistent but never less than interesting (and that does include the much maligned Geffen Years - Trans just about made the recommended list)
Oakers, Agree with Allan H all the way, invest in Weld first, if you like live music that blows your socks off.....excellent.
Title: Re: Neil Young
Post by: Rob the Organ on January 08, 2009, 10:04:46 PM
This week I are mostly been plugging another yawning chasm in my musical education with a couple of Neil Young & Crazy Horse albums - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere and Ragged Glory, and I have to say I'm mightily impressed.
Recommednations of other comparable gems from Neil Young's vast portfolio now eagerly sought!

Oh...and I have also been enjoying a Box of Frogs!
No 'Harvest' Allan? Not to be confused with 'Harvest Moon' of course, a mid 90's album and a tad too soporific for me. I like my NY coiled like a sidewinder! Well...in our case..viper

I always preferred After The Goldrush to Harvest, LP for LP. That said, it's no good me pitching in because Everybody Knows This Nowhere is THE NY album for me and Oakers has that already!

Then again, There's A World might be one of the poorest songs Young ever commited to tape

Isn't it just!

I think you have to love/hate/accept NY as a very patchy artist. Certain songs ("The Loner" from the first one is a good example) are great but fail to salvage a patchy LP.

By the same token there are some great moments on universally damned NY releases. Journey Through The Past (a double LP from 1972 salvaged from the intended sountrack to a scrapped documentary/biopic) is considered to be rotten; I kind of like the long, raw and very much taped live version of "Words" (my favourite tune from Harvest) which appears, false starts and all.

I always liked the first side of Tonights The Night - the title tune, World On a String, Come on Baby Let's Go Downtown...another LP not rated highly by many!!!

Weld
was a corker if you like NY loud and raw, certainly. Even better was the "Arc" expanded version that had a bonus disc of guitar feedback (if I remember correctly as sadly, I never bought one in the end)!

As for obscure - try the CSNY-era "Sea of Madness" which appeared around the time of Woodstock, made it to the trusty 3LP set from the movie...and disappeared! Nice little ditty, that one.
Title: Re: Neil Young
Post by: John Bannon on January 08, 2009, 11:26:14 PM

[/quote]
Is I kind of like the long, raw and very much taped live version of "Words" (my favourite tune from Harvest) which appears, false starts and all.
[/quote]
Always liked 'Old Man' from this album, ' Old man look at my life, twenty four and there's so much more'....... I was around that age when I first heard this, now sadly I'm the Old Man, hopefully with a little bit 'more' ahead or as the song says, 'so much more'...heres hoping. 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on January 09, 2009, 12:08:24 AM
the "sea of madness" from the "celebration at big sur" movie is part of a great c,s,n,y set,and joni

mitchell's performance of woodstock(from same movie) is my favorite performance of hers i

think...i think that crosby's solo record(with the 'supergroup') from the early 70's,well there's some

real good stuff on there,jerry garcia plays a nice solo on there at the end of one of the ballads(i like

the ballads with the vocal harmonies the most i think)...and a

great group is stephen stills/manassas too;not to be underestimated....also in regards to the

 cd reissue of "head on"-bobby hutcherson,it is clear that the 41 extra

minutes of tracks were left off the original due to time constraints,the extra material is incredible!

(some music from the bobby hutcherson/harold land era '68-'71) ....-peace-davey   
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on January 09, 2009, 12:51:06 AM
Oakers, Try 'Comes a Time', for a more subtle form of Neil Youngs music, pretty sure Crazy Horse were on a couple of tracks. So if you get this and Weld you will have both ends of the spectrum.
How can one man be so versatile and the music be so good.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mark Oakley on January 09, 2009, 01:41:03 PM
Much obliged all.
Knew I could rely on you.


Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: mikes on January 11, 2009, 12:17:55 PM
I recently dug out a New Wave Band called After The Fire, lead by Peter Banks on keyboards.
I'm just running on "1980f" ... fantastic!!!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Alan Davies on January 11, 2009, 01:12:16 PM
Family - Bandstand. I got the special edition for Christmas. Neat replication of the original packaging. This is without doubt one of my top 5 albums ever.
quote author=Rob the Organ link=topic=198.msg30426#msg30426 date=1231073461]
Allan, thanks for your guidance on Nektar. I like the first four LPs a lot now, with Sounds Like This as a favourite so far.
Family - reminds of some years ago Michael H. asked in the TWC if anyone had an LP cover of Pete Bardens, The Answer for Castle Communications to copy. I had two different covers so sent them off. Received them back with a Castle Communications catalogue asking me to pick anything I fancied for helping them out. A group I'd seen back in the early 70's, Family, although I've never bought any of their music seemed to be a good choice. Not to be greedy I asked for a compilation Family CD. Imagine my surprise when a package arrived with a note saying they didn't have any compilation CD's left and included Anyway, It's only a Movie, Fearless, A Song for Me and Bandstand.
The problem is, without getting any direction and having so many CD's I didn't know where to start. So along with a lot of other unplayed CD's went in a box still sealed while I got on with playing music I know and love. Plus I'd always been led to believe Music in a Dolls House was meant to be Family's ultimate album, by people supposedly in the know.

So on Alan's recommendation the plastic coming off Bandstand tonight.

Without direction it's very difficult to get into music from yesteryear. It was fellow Man forum member Tony that got me into Nektar, always thought they were a German group. My particular favourite is their first album Journey to the Centre of the Eye, lots cross overs between Nektar and Man......that can't be a bad thing......
 
[/quote]

How did you get on with Bandstand Mr Bannon?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Alan Davies on January 11, 2009, 01:13:41 PM
Sorry guys, can't get the hang of this "quote" business.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on January 11, 2009, 06:37:17 PM
Man at Darmstadt, 22nd November 1972.

Overall not bad sound quality, perfectly listenable despite a bit of drastic tweeking during the first song ('C'Mon') and the usual bursts of boom and tinnyness, but nevertheless a good and fine representation of the BGTY line up....would have been within days of the 'Rainbow' gig (and therefore similar but obviously not as well recorded) but 'C'Mon' sounds tighter plus you get a rompy 'Aint Their Fight' and a reasonable jam at the end.

It goes without saying that there's interplay, noisy bits, quiet bits, exploratory bits that don't work, exploratory bits that do work, Clint, and is of course absolutely wonderful and a good representation of my favourite period of the band.

Afterthought....In a funny way the boominess almost compensates for what I feel is the rather dead sound of the same songs on the BGTY album - cymbals were mentioned on another thread, well listen to what Edmunds did to them here! and the drums....ha! TW comes out all tap diddley tap tap! It might be their best LP, but the least like they sounded live.





 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Burgess on January 11, 2009, 06:52:04 PM
huw lloyd-Langton- Night Air.
I just love his tone. He only seems to have two solos, but I could listen to them over and over again. My favourite Period of Hawkwind had him as a member, lovely!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on January 12, 2009, 07:33:41 AM
peace y'all. i was out in the city with a friend on sat. night and i decided to pop into bleecker st records

which is open late.i found something i don't think i would have found if not for man but who knows:the

neutrons -black hole star vinyl.i listened to half before bed last night but was so tired i just heard

impressions.'bout to give a full listen!...also since i heard american mother on the rhinos

release(while driving to the beach this summer) i have been meaning to get the help yourself record

that includes said song...thanks for letting me share :) -davey
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on January 13, 2009, 01:20:49 AM
...interesting record so far i like the groove on the first cut @  phil ryan's melodic lyricism on the keys, i recognize now which voice is will youatt's.nice guitars, drumming too and singing. sounds like those were fun times-peace
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron S on January 13, 2009, 07:20:11 AM
Gene Clark, this week: Roadmaster and The Godsen Brother lp have been getting heavy play. I've always been a big fan, but lately I've had to to spin most of the many in my collection.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on January 13, 2009, 11:22:07 AM
Gene Clark, this week: Roadmaster and The Godsen Brother lp have been getting heavy play. I've always been a big fan, but lately I've had to to spin most of the many in my collection.

I love Gene Clark.   Roadmaster is such a strong album - and when you consider that it was pretty much made up from what was available rather than an attempt at a coherent album.

Nice to see McGuinn being much more generous about Clark these days - better late than never, I suppose, but nevertheless welcome.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Alan Davies on January 14, 2009, 12:07:03 AM
Eels - Souljacker. Great songs about life (and E has certainly been through some pain in his.)
Sparklehorse - Dreamt for Lightyears In The Belly Of A Mountain. Just beautiful well crafted stuff.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: mikes on January 16, 2009, 07:18:25 PM
Allan,

Referring to your quote: "Nice to see McGuinn being much more generous about Clark these days - better late than never, I suppose, but nevertheless welcome."

When and where???
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on January 16, 2009, 11:20:00 PM
Allan,

Referring to your quote: "Nice to see McGuinn being much more generous about Clark these days - better late than never, I suppose, but nevertheless welcome."

When and where???

In interviews for the last Byrds box set where the tracklisting redressed a balance that was missing in the first one - and also in the recent DVD as well where he performs Feel A Whole Lot Better and, if memory serves me, comments that Clark was the best songwriter out of them.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on January 17, 2009, 12:00:57 AM
Man at Darmstadt, 22nd November 1972.

Overall not bad sound quality, perfectly listenable despite a bit of drastic tweeking during the first song ('C'Mon') and the usual bursts of boom and tinnyness, but nevertheless a good and fine representation of the BGTY line up....would have been within days of the 'Rainbow' gig (and therefore similar but obviously not as well recorded) but 'C'Mon' sounds tighter plus you get a rompy 'Aint Their Fight' and a reasonable jam at the end.

It goes without saying that there's interplay, noisy bits, quiet bits, exploratory bits that don't work, exploratory bits that do work, Clint, and is of course absolutely wonderful and a good representation of my favourite period of the band.

Afterthought....In a funny way the boominess almost compensates for what I feel is the rather dead sound of the same songs on the BGTY album - cymbals were mentioned on another thread, well listen to what Edmunds did to them here! and the drums....ha! TW comes out all tap diddley tap tap! It might be their best LP, but the least like they sounded live.


It's funny that - when I had the honour of entertaining Mr Ryan for an afternoon he picked up the BGTY reissue off my kitchen table and said something along the lines of "shame we didn't go with the proper Edmunds mix back then, it was great in hindsight".

DE had apparently done a full-on DE mix of some/all of the album, ie where he patched in some of his trademark Revox Tape Machines for some echo and generally gave it his stamp. It was felt by the management that it was too DE to go out as a Man album hence the familiar mix was adopted.

I'm not sure if Phil reads this forum but if I have misquoted from THC-impaired memory recall skills - do log-in and tell it better!!

The same thing happened to Brinsley Schwarz on Nervous on the Road - DE was typically unable to refrain from sticking his oar in and Nick Lowe decribed the results as transforming a so-so session into "all singing, all dancing grooves". Cue Dave Robinson to pipe up and tell the group they couldn't have it because it wasn't real. Tw*t! With some of Nick & Ian's strongest BS-era songs (Surrender To The Rhythm, Don't Lose Your Grip...) it could easily have made a band that badly deserved to make it.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: mikes on January 17, 2009, 02:47:43 PM
@ Allan: Is this a rework of the 1990 Box set? as a huge Byrds-fan I got that one immediately when it came out. Would you advise me to go out and get that one, too?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Tony Smith on January 17, 2009, 05:46:42 PM
 ;D been listening to CPR Live at the Wiltern not played it for a long time and really enjoying it. also bought Steeldrivers cd after hearing them on Bob Harris radio show and its great,  Bob Harris has cost me a small fortune in cds after listning to his shows!

looking forward to the Graham Nash  anthology Reflections later this year  ;D
cheers
tony
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on January 17, 2009, 08:44:56 PM
I've been rediscovering the joys of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's 1970 classic "Uncle Charlie & his Dog Teddy".

Country rock, but not thin and twangy - ballsy and loud. "Prodigals Return" is my favourite moment, second tune on the LP.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on January 17, 2009, 08:46:25 PM
@ Allan: Is this a rework of the 1990 Box set? as a huge Byrds-fan I got that one immediately when it came out. Would you advise me to go out and get that one, too?

I suppose you could describe it as that.  Different track listing (and with more recognition for some of the earlier Clark songs that had beeb nixed by McGuinn in the previous boxset which was put together when they were all still alive and bickering - most about Clark and Clarke's road advantures as The Byrds) and with a DVD.  

Not sure I would recommend it to other than a completist if you've got everything else (although your views on having some performances on DVD could be a swinger).  Maybe check out on Amazon Marketplace to see if there's any really good prices
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: mikes on January 18, 2009, 06:24:51 PM
film bits? now that's tempting ...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron S on January 18, 2009, 07:41:00 PM
I won't fill up a whole page with my radio show play list, I'll just give you a link. http://www.careerrecords.com/reports/playlists/playlists-2009.html (http://www.careerrecords.com/reports/playlists/playlists-2009.html)

My shows usually reflect what I've been listening to over the previous two weeks or songs I wanted to hear. The radio show gives me a chance to cherry pick to high lights. And I come home with a three hours neatly compiled on mix cds.

Note the new look Career Records website... a few pages anyway.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on January 18, 2009, 08:54:48 PM
Is "squeeze 10" up the junction" a track or an instruction?  :D
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron S on January 18, 2009, 09:40:10 PM
Is "squeeze 10" up the junction" a track or an instruction?  :D

I should have followed it with Bullmoose Jackson, My Big Ten Inch!
since this is a family board, I won't take this any farther.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on January 18, 2009, 11:25:21 PM
Was it Lieutenant Pigeon or an offshoot that recorded "It's 12 inches long but I don't use it as a rule"?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on January 19, 2009, 11:04:44 PM
Bee Gee's Odessa.  Great songs, strong melodies, awesome harmonies, superb orchestration.....

...and not a castrato vocal in sight  :D
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron S on January 20, 2009, 01:43:20 AM
Bee Gee's Odessa.  Great songs, strong melodies, awesome harmonies, superb orchestration.....

...and not a castrato vocal in sight  :D

did you get the new three disc set? I've "heard" the third disc, and will spring for the box as soon as I can.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on January 20, 2009, 02:16:25 AM
did you get the new three disc set? I've "heard" the third disc, and will spring for the box as soon as I can.

Yes, that's what I've been listening to all evening - stereo, mono and then demos/alternates of all the tracks.   Early Bee Gees is mostly fantastic stuff that's been lost in the mega-success of their SNF-era hits which is a great pity.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron S on January 20, 2009, 03:40:05 AM
did you get the new three disc set? I've "heard" the third disc, and will spring for the box as soon as I can.

Yes, that's what I've been listening to all evening - stereo, mono and then demos/alternates of all the tracks.   Early Bee Gees is mostly fantastic stuff that's been lost in the mega-success of their SNF-era hits which is a great pity.

Not lost around here! I've had a nice set of the early albums, and singles. At one point I got remaindered UK copies of Odessa on two single discs. I've filled in some of the post Odessa ones too. I have some of those pre fame records and CDs too. There are great songs... A few years back, there was a Bee Gees Tribute done by some good bands. A few of the songs were pretty obscure things, some written for others. Exit Stage Left, Whiskey Rye and Gin ( I think that's the title) were some of the stand outs. The Young Fresh Fellows did Crased Fenton Kirk Royal Academy Of Art!

I played the demo of Melody Fair on my show this week, and got a call from Jason Lytle (the granddaddy guy, as he's known around here). He said he had just discovered Odessa. I pointed him to the first three CD set, also from Rhino. Jason was also knocked out by the Idle Race tune I played, Better Life (The Weatherman). This sort of music is very popular on my turntable, and has had a big influence on Donovan's Brain... though you might not have noticed!

Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on January 22, 2009, 02:10:12 PM
Following giving Man at Darmstadt Bessunger Turnhalle 22.11.1972 a good hammering (see earlier post and thanks to someone who possibly wishes to remain anon?) attention has now turned to a dusty looking bit of tape labelled Man on Top Gear (recorded 29/8/72, broadcast 12/9/72 and 27/1/73). Yes, I'm in a distinct BGTY era mode and it is being throughly probed, indexed, debriefed and numbered. I wonder why that should be.   

I think this was originally transmitted in mono (can anyone confirm this?) It was taped on a mono cassette recorder, the level fluctuates, there's lots of hiss and the presence of mains hum indicates it was recorded via the mic socket rather than the line in. Mind you, it was so long ago that maybe a line in had yet to be invented. And I have a 2nd, possibly 3rd generation cassette copy of that. You will know what a casette to casette transfer does to a recording.
That's the bad news.

The good news....Apart from being sterling performances, 'Cmon' features some wonderful piano (yes, ye olde pianoforte!) from Phil and 'LOTR'  features Micky doing a double layered solo. Dave Edmunds is nowhere in sight so you instead of 25 lap steel guitars in C'Mon you get Clint's twiddly bit. Some might suggest that the 25 lap steel guitars actually sound quite good. You know the bit I mean. Well, yes. However....I'd rather have Clint's twiddly bit.

So despite them being in a studio, where apart from other things they are obviously not able to play as loud as they like to, they obviously used the time well as they came up with nice variations to two familiar songs....in fact, this could be my favourite version of 'C'Mon'.

There's other bits of live stuff (including more Man) in this powerful Nationsounds cardboard box facility that I am currently going through. Until then - it would be nice to think that the BBC could make the originals available.....if they still exist?......ball park figure to license to a third party?

Meanwhile....this is just great.
 

 

Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Tony Smith on January 26, 2009, 11:10:47 PM
 ;D this week just gone been playing
Johnny cash at Folsom prison (Legacy edition)
Ry Cooder Chicken Skin music
Son  Volt  Trace
 and the  free cd with last months uncut mag. Outlaw Blues Murder Ballads and Prison Songs
 
yeehaa!
cheers
tony ;)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Alan Davies on January 27, 2009, 09:44:40 PM
Nektar - Remember The Future.   Seems to be a major likeness between track 2 and Keep On Crinting.
Family - A Song For Me. 

Cheers JB.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on January 28, 2009, 08:38:39 PM
Nektar - Remember The Future.   Seems to be a major likeness between track 2 and Keep On Crinting.
Family - A Song For Me. 

Cheers JB.

Good choices Alan!

Nektar are my latest belated discovery. There's more similiarities than that one, too!

As for the other selection, Drowned In Wine remains my "Family Favourite", if you will..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Tony Smith on January 28, 2009, 10:30:03 PM
 ;D Each day this week so far, ive played a different cd by Wilco...a'int life grand! ;D
cheers
tony :)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on January 29, 2009, 05:26:09 PM
On the Pro-Ject this week:

Adrian Legg "Technopicker" and "Fretmelt".
Santana "Abraxas"
Motorhead "Overkill"
Nektar "Sounds Like This"

Mis-heard lyric of the week. The BBC ad for Mad Men with the Stones' Paint it Black".
"I see the girls walk by dressed in their Sunday clothes.
I need to turn my head until my dog explodes"   
:D
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on January 29, 2009, 07:47:18 PM
I need to turn my head until my dog explodes" :D

'Fool If You Think It's Rover'
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on February 01, 2009, 10:36:38 PM
This week and for several weeks now on the recommendation of Alan Davies, some postings ago. Would never comment on any music until I'd given it a really good airing. I have been listening to 'Bandstand' by Family. What can I say, not a bad track on the whole album and would definitely make it into that very rare table of the every track meaning something to the listener.
If you like an album that contains, Psyche,folk, Soul and a little bit of Jazz fusion, this is the album for you.
In his quiter moments Roger Chapman has a more subtle voice than Peter Gabriel and it must be remembered this voice was being honed whilst the young PG was still in prep school.
Every song is well constructed, with absolutely brilliant musicianship backing it all up.
The band split up in 1973....another travesty of justice.....
Many thanks again Alan.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron S on February 02, 2009, 05:35:52 AM
This week and for several weeks now on the recommendation of Alan Davies, some postings ago. Would never comment on any music until I'd given it a really good airing. I have been listening to 'Bandstand' by Family. What can I say, not a bad track on the whole album and would definitely make it into that very rare table of the every track meaning something to the listener.
If you like an album that contains, Psyche,folk, Soul and a little bit of Jazz fusion, this is the album for you.
In his quiter moments Roger Chapman has a more subtle voice than Peter Gabriel and it must be remembered this voice was being honed whilst the young PG was still in prep school.
Every song is well constructed, with absolutely brilliant musicianship backing it all up.
The band split up in 1973....another travesty of justice.....
Many thanks again Alan.

Fearless might be another you listen to again. And while your at it, Anyway. A great string of albums... but I love Doll's House too, and the two that followed... That's the whole lot then?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on February 02, 2009, 11:13:01 AM
Fearless might be another you listen to again. And while your at it, Anyway. A great string of albums... but I love Doll's House too, and the two that followed... That's the whole lot then?

You've forgotten It's Only A Movie but that might be understandable  ::)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron S on February 02, 2009, 06:17:37 PM
Fearless might be another you listen to again. And while your at it, Anyway. A great string of albums... but I love Doll's House too, and the two that followed... That's the whole lot then?

You've forgotten It's Only A Movie but that might be understandable  ::)

I was just checking to see if anyone was paying attention. It's not bad, but a bit of a step sideways after those good ones.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Alan Davies on February 02, 2009, 07:15:11 PM
It's Only A Movie isn't bad but it's a bit patchy compared to what preceded it. I guess it smacks of the contractual obligation.

This week I've been raiding the kids collection and it's mostly been Arcade Fire. To use a literary cliche, Funeral is unputdownable. They are exceptional live too my eldest reckons.

The Killers next at John Bannon's suggestion.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on February 04, 2009, 01:48:51 AM
Tonight been enjoying:-

Wishbone Ash - Live Dates
High Llamas - Cold And Bouncy
Phlorescent Leech & Eddie - First album (not typing these long words out again!!)

Most enjoyable  ;)

And can I also mention that I was listening to vol 1 of Zappa YCDTOSA series - the version of Big Swifty is simply awesome and at one point the band sounds like they are just ready to drop into Spunk Rock!!   The whole two discs were enjoyable with the whole range of shows working very well when mixed together as if it was all one gig.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on February 04, 2009, 03:01:10 AM
High Llamas - Cold And Bouncy

What's that like Allan? I've been a disciple of Gideon Gaye for years but remember not liking Hawaii nearly as much and didn't bother to follow up after that.

As for Flo and Eddie, my mate Gary was playing one of their albums the other day. I can never remember what it was called but it's got the "Kama Sutra Time" portion with the wonderful Tibetan Memory Trick "One hen, one hen/two ducks, one hen/two ducks/three squabbling geese.." and that great piss take of Elton J's "Benny and the Jets" with the chicken noises. We often give that an airing round at his place over a spl...err...cup of tea-I must note the title and buy a copy!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on February 04, 2009, 12:12:27 PM
What's that like Allan? I've been a disciple of Gideon Gaye for years but remember not liking Hawaii nearly as much and didn't bother to follow up after that.

As for Flo and Eddie, my mate Gary was playing one of their albums the other day. I can never remember what it was called but it's got the "Kama Sutra Time" portion with the wonderful Tibetan Memory Trick "One hen, one hen/two ducks, one hen/two ducks/three squabbling geese.." and that great piss take of Elton J's "Benny and the Jets" with the chicken noises. We often give that an airing round at his place over a spl...err...cup of tea-I must note the title and buy a copy!

A step on from Hawaii with more electronic burps 'n' gurgles  :D   

The first Flo & Eddie album is the only exclusively musical album they made and is by far their best.  It's a logical follow-on from their Turtle days and, indeed, they wanted to release the abum under the Turtles name but Warner Brothers didn't think it was as hip as calling it by their Zappa nom-de-plumes.   
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Tony Smith on February 07, 2009, 08:23:42 PM
After playing the Fleet Foxes cd  for the first time a couple of weeks ago i thought whats all the fuss about, but now ive played it a couple of more times its done somthing to me and gotten under my skin , it is a really great album , 1st new band ive enjoyed now for a long time there are echos of other bands in their music .. but  they are bands i love any way  ::)
cheers ;D
tony
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Alan Davies on February 07, 2009, 09:28:27 PM
I played Fleet Foxes once a couple of weeks ago & quite liked it but wasn't bowled over. Maybe I'll give it another go.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on February 07, 2009, 09:52:54 PM
Ah...Fleet Foxes, Arcade Fire. All those bands you cannot avoid if you buy MOJO/Uncut/The Word and dutifully slap the freebie disc in the car CD player.

I have to say that I did give that Arcade Fire release a listen when they could do no wrong in the press; I found them to be a classic case of style over substance. Fleet Foxes, on the other hand, I do like but the album is, as Tony said, definitely a grower not an instantly gratifying listen. But there - outside quality power pop or dancefloor soul, some of the best albums are.

At least the sodding Guillemots aren't stuffed in our faces every five minutes by the press now (See also either of the Wainwright sprogs, Sufjan Stevens and Conor Oberst)!

You can't knock these freebie discs - for every duffer (is it me or is the highly championed new folkie on the block Joanna Newsome merely trite and squeaky?) there is a pearl (as with Fleet Foxes, Ray Lamontagne took some work but won me over).
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron S on February 07, 2009, 10:10:02 PM
After playing the Fleet Foxes cd  for the first time a couple of weeks ago i thought whats all the fuss about, but now ive played it a couple of more times its done somthing to me and gotten under my skin , it is a really great album , 1st new band ive enjoyed now for a long time there are echos of other bands in their music .. but  they are bands i love any way  ::)
cheers ;D
tony




I got the ep first. It has one of their best songs, Mykonos. When I got the album,  I wasn't so impressed, but it has since grown on me. Not a lot of great songs, but a good sound. They were on Saturday Night Live a few weeks ago, and showed they were a good, if not unexciting, live band. Midlake was also tipped for big things in the glossy monthlies. I have been enjoying that one too. similiar to FF, but a bit more rock.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on February 08, 2009, 02:26:23 PM
Sarah had the Fleet Foxes album, I listened at Xmas, and quite enjoyed.
This week I have mostly been listening to:
Be Good to Yourself - after reading My Yog's mailings
Savoy Brown - Hellbound train, this is a great album culminating in the epic Hellbound Train
Eddi Reader - Songs of Robert Burns, well, it was Burns night up here not long ago..
Pink Floyd - Animals, still not sure where this sits in the Floyd favourites, it's pretty good..
JJ Cale - Naturally, and Really. What else is this laid back on a Sunday morning..?

oh, and finally watched the Gleason Airplane/Dead/Santana night at the Family Dog after MH tried selling me something I already had..!! Quite an impressive percussion/drum solo..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on February 08, 2009, 02:43:01 PM
What else is this laid back on a Sunday morning..?

Hmmm....well Mr T.....let's think about this.......after a nice lie in, a cuddle with the even lovelier than me Ms Nation, a nice brekky consisting of Country Crisp, the finest bio yoghurt and grapes topped off with a Clint Banana or two I'd have to say the answer to your question....is me, quite frankly. And thank you for asking!

Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martyn Jones on February 08, 2009, 06:47:54 PM
The Welsh Connection

Odessy & Oracle The Zombies

Equilibrium Aynsley Lister

Black Ice AC/DC
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron S on February 08, 2009, 09:35:42 PM

Pink Floyd - Animals, still not sure where this sits in the Floyd favourites, it's pretty good..


This is an odd one. Head two of the songs on the Darkside-Wish You Were Here tour, in more rockin' versions. Raving And Drooling and You Gotta Be Crazy. I like the record, but it plods on a little.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on February 09, 2009, 04:53:40 AM
bluebird-paul mccartney and wings(the one on youtube with the lyrics)

nazz:if that's the way you feel,see what you can be...

 man stuff:  something is happening,welsh connection;album and berkeley versions.rockapalast,god walking

past, tour diary...

bobby hutcherson-head on (reissue 2008; 40 min extra music and session info)...-peace... 

Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on February 11, 2009, 02:51:09 AM

Pink Floyd - Animals, still not sure where this sits in the Floyd favourites, it's pretty good..


This is an odd one. Head two of the songs on the Darkside-Wish You Were Here tour, in more rockin' versions. Raving And Drooling and You Gotta Be Crazy. I like the record, but it plods on a little.

Careful Ron - we'll be heading into Peeping Through the Knotholes in Granny's Wooden Leg vs Echoes territory if we're not careful......

For myself, when Rick Wright died I played Atom Heart Mother on almost constant repeat for a week. I love that tune.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron S on February 11, 2009, 07:08:43 AM

Pink Floyd - Animals, still not sure where this sits in the Floyd favourites, it's pretty good..


This is an odd one. Head two of the songs on the Darkside-Wish You Were Here tour, in more rockin' versions. Raving And Drooling and You Gotta Be Crazy. I like the record, but it plods on a little.

Careful Ron - we'll be heading into Peeping Through the Knotholes in Granny's Wooden Leg vs Echoes territory if we're not careful......

For myself, when Rick Wright died I played Atom Heart Mother on almost constant repeat for a week. I love that tune.

Obscured By Clouds would be my choice... that one is heavy or Richard Wright too.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mark Davies on February 11, 2009, 09:43:13 AM
Floyd wise, Meddle was always my favourite.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on February 11, 2009, 09:44:50 PM
Floyd wise, Meddle was always my favourite.

Mine too, probably because it was the first I bought..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on February 11, 2009, 10:39:14 PM
i like the echoes from the pompeii movie-peace


Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on February 12, 2009, 12:28:05 AM
i like the echoes from the pompeii movie-peace
..great imagery there. Ouzing pools of volcanic lava..

Any other suggestions for music to film/books.
One of my favourites is Tangerine Dreams "Rubycon" to Ray Bradburys "Something wicked this way comes" Conjures up the fairground train pulling into town and the sound of the calliope drifting across the meadow..
Listening to it now..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on February 12, 2009, 10:13:19 PM
In a funny kind of way, I think I like the "More" soundtrack best. Which puts me in the mood for:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyL8L0sEgro (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyL8L0sEgro)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron S on February 13, 2009, 08:20:23 AM
In a funny kind of way, I think I like the "More" soundtrack best. Which puts me in the mood for:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyL8L0sEgro (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyL8L0sEgro)

see, More and Obscured are concept free. They rate high on my play list.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on February 13, 2009, 10:12:51 PM
Pink Floyd - Animals, still not sure where this sits in the Floyd favourites, it's pretty good..
This is an odd one. Head two of the songs on the Darkside-Wish You Were Here tour, in more rockin' versions. Raving And Drooling and You Gotta Be Crazy. I like the record, but it plods on a little.

I agree with that Ron, they were excellent versions on the stage. I find I only listen to "Dogs" now with any regularity.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Tony Smith on February 15, 2009, 03:55:29 PM
this week ive watched the cipollina/gravenites band rockpalast dvd    and listened to
Ronnie lane,s Slim chance  one for the road
isobel campbell&mark lanegan   sunday at devil dirt
the nitty gritty dirt band  will the circle be unbroken trilogy

whats suprising for me is the fact ive not had the slightest disire to play any music by Man ... how very odd!
cheers
tony
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Andrew P on February 16, 2009, 01:00:09 AM
Tony - you're not alone. Most of my listening has been in the car, and I have not put a Man CD on since before Christmas, maybe not since November. What I have been listening to in the main has been the compilation CDs you get with MOJO magazine. Weird collections, tenuous links to the artists who claim inspiration from the tracks listed, but never dull. Maybe I've just been taking time out? I don't know, but it ended on Thursday last week when I put disc one of Star Club 1998 on, very loud, as I drove down the M4 westwards, over the bridge and into God's Own Country. I always feel more uplifted playing Man music in the Spring; no idea why this should be. At least it's been Spring-like here (SA18), dry and pleasantly warmish for February. And the daffs and crocuses are coming up.

Outside CDs I've had Planet Rock on the radio and have begun to appreciate the early work of AC/DC, and thoroughly enjoyed their playing of various tracks off "Live in Gdansk" by David Gilmour. And I've had Radio 4 on a bit.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on February 16, 2009, 11:12:05 AM
.. M4 westwards, over the bridge ..

So it's stopped throwing lumps of ice at cars now..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Burgess on February 16, 2009, 03:23:24 PM
lots of planet rock, to rock me to sleep each night. Rick wakeman (!), Live Yes and Gentle giant! :O)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: mikes on February 16, 2009, 07:36:14 PM
I listened to the local police choir last evening. Sometimes ways of making money are strange.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on February 16, 2009, 07:49:07 PM
I listened to the local police choir last evening. Sometimes ways of making money are strange.

The Police Choir? Wasn't that by Larry Wallis?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Tony Smith on February 18, 2009, 10:00:08 PM
 ;D all week ive been playing the new Graham Nash anthology Reflections and the whole package music and packaging  is just  superb !
cheers
tony
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on February 18, 2009, 10:19:04 PM
;D all week ive been playing the new Graham Nash anthology Reflections and the whole package music and packaging  is just  superb !
cheers
tony

I'm leaving this a while until it becomes cheaper - the price for a trumped-up triple album is ridiculous
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Tony Smith on February 18, 2009, 11:11:33 PM
 i must admit i paid just over 20 quid for it which i think is expensive , compaired to the david crosby one which i got for 11.99 , but ... its very very nice

cheers

tony ;D
 skint now   mr MH i will pay mah subs once im flush again!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martyn Jones on February 19, 2009, 12:07:13 AM
the very best of Cozy Powell
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Dan Singh on February 19, 2009, 12:48:23 AM
I'm leaving this a while until it becomes cheaper
What is it they say about the Scots..?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on February 19, 2009, 12:55:19 AM
i must admit i paid just over 20 quid for it which i think is expensive , compaired to the david crosby one which i got for 11.99 , but ... its very very nice

cheers

tony ;D
 skint now   mr MH i will pay mah subs once im flush again!

Would that be available to us mere mortals?   I've not seen for less than ?45
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on February 19, 2009, 01:51:39 AM
I'm leaving this a while until it becomes cheaper
What is it they say about the Scots..?
Yes, yes.."How did copper wire get invented?" "Two Jimmies arguing over a penny"..we all know that. But I'm with Allan on this one. That GN retrospective is a shockingly overpriced selection considering...

..... the david crosby one which i got for 11.99 , but ... cheers

..that fact. Now, we all have our favourites - and I'm sure i'll get lynched for even thinking of suggesting that GN isn't as essential as Crosby; more so for mischievously concluding that RRP must be inversely proportioned to talent within CSN and that an eight disc set of Stills therefore ought to go out at ?2.99.

So I won't even think of stating that - and stick with the fact that any CSN member anthology ought to go out for about ?18.99 for a triple disc.

Quite right Allan. I've got vinyls* of Songs For Beginners & Wild Tales. A veritable pox on GN and his overpriced anthology!

*As we have crucially learned in another thread, that means I only play them once and then rely on cassettes.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Tony Smith on February 19, 2009, 08:40:37 AM
Allan, i got it off amazon, ive just had a look and the cheapest on there now is 31 quid , i think i just fell lucky ,as you say bide your time im sure you'll find it cheaper.
cheers
tony
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on February 19, 2009, 01:09:20 PM
Tony, not that I'm easliy distracted or liable to go off thread at the drop of a hat, but I just found your personal myspace site and the pictures of your wonderful dog!

As you know I am normally rough and tough and thoroughly macho in every way. Despite this, I maintain a slide show of our furry friends on my myspace site to provide a bit of light relief from the musical mayhem and my otherwise savage nature.

I was wondering whether your dog might like to appear on this slide show? Please ask him/her first (of course) and you will need to explain that although there won't be any royalties, he/she will be with friends. There will be a tickle under the chin, extra chocolate drops and a rub of the tummy. For the dog, that is. Let me know!

(and this also applies to any other animal lovers out there...sooner or later someone will send me pictures of their camel/puma/ant/plankton etc) 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Ring on February 19, 2009, 03:32:03 PM
 Senor,
   You're tempting fate , wanting pictures opf camels, plankton, etc.   Good job I'm clean living & clean minded etc.
          You can use the picture of me with a knotted Hankerchief on me head off Tony's site if you want though.  Royalties expected of course.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on February 19, 2009, 04:02:24 PM
Senor,
   You're tempting fate , wanting pictures opf camels, plankton, etc.   Good job I'm clean living & clean minded etc.
          You can use the picture of me with a knotted Hankerchief on me head off Tony's site if you want though.  Royalties expected of course.

Gracias Senor R, you have now been positively identified! The only issue would be the fact that somehow I don't think of you as an animal. Well...maybe in the right circumstances. However, should I decide to put in a slide show of people with knotted handkerchiefs on their head - then you will be the first to know!
Err...once I have informed Mr D.P. Gumby, Prof. R.J. Gumby, Prof. F.H. Gumby, Prof. L.R. Gumby and let's not forget Prof. Enid Gumby. I must be brave.

Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on February 19, 2009, 05:44:28 PM
..that fact. Now, we all have our favourites - and I'm sure i'll get lynched for even thinking of suggesting that GN isn't as essential as Crosby; more so for mischievously concluding that RRP must be inversely proportioned to talent within CSN and that an eight disc set of Stills therefore ought to go out at ?2.99.

You're right about Crosby but awfully harsh on Stills.  Admittedly he's not done anything outstanding for over thirty years now, but his first two solo albums and the first Manassas album are excellent.   
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on February 19, 2009, 09:43:53 PM
..that fact. Now, we all have our favourites - and I'm sure i'll get lynched for even thinking of suggesting that GN isn't as essential as Crosby; more so for mischievously concluding that RRP must be inversely proportioned to talent within CSN and that an eight disc set of Stills therefore ought to go out at ?2.99.

You're right about Crosby but awfully harsh on Stills.  Admittedly he's not done anything outstanding for over thirty years now, but his first two solo albums and the first Manassas album are excellent.   

Allan - read the post again, preferably with the word inversely taken on board this time!!!!!! Stills is the pick of the bunch for me, no question - along with "If Only I Could Remember My Name".
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on February 19, 2009, 09:48:41 PM
After months of perseverance after my initial post about Mighty Baby 'Jug Of Love' have managed to get hold of the original Mighty Baby Album and the Live in the Attic recordings. Will be giving these lots of airplay over the coming week. Many thanks to Ron. S., Jon M. and Rob the Organ for information regarding these recordings.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on February 19, 2009, 10:26:07 PM
Good work John!

Let us know your thoughts....
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on February 20, 2009, 12:03:50 AM
Allan - read the post again, preferably with the word inversely taken on board this time!!!!!! Stills is the pick of the bunch for me, no question - along with "If Only I Could Remember My Name".

Doh!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on February 20, 2009, 01:59:39 AM


You're right about Crosby but awfully harsh on Stills.  Admittedly he's not done anything outstanding for over thirty years now, but his first two solo albums and the first Manassas album are excellent.   

 



peace just wanted to add that i like the second manassas record as well.i love the drums and percussion.the

songs i favor are isn't it about time,pensamiento,business in the street,city junkies,guanguanco de vero and

rollin' my stone.i may be biased because i used to have a picture of the album culled from a 70's rock

encyclopedia on a collage on my wall for a few years before i found the album.i heard it before hearing the

first one.

Stills is the pick of the bunch for me, no question - along with "If Only I Could Remember My Name".

 


i am going to try and ultilize and assimilate the instructions that mr. nation gave me about cutting and

pasting in another thread very soon,but until then there is a great version of laughing(outtake)from if 'i could

only remember my name' on the youtube if you haven't seen/heard it yet-peace
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on February 20, 2009, 11:06:07 AM
I was wondering whether your dog might like to appear on this slide show? Please ask him/her first (of course) and you will need to explain that although there won't be any royalties, he/she will be with friends. There will be a tickle under the chin, extra chocolate drops and a rub of the tummy. For the dog, that is. Let me know!

(and this also applies to any other animal lovers out there...sooner or later someone will send me pictures of their camel/puma/ant/plankton etc) 

Following my request, you will all be jolly excited to know that Molly (Woof!) has now been added to the Nationsounds Furry Friends Collection!

Ahhhh!

And in a tenous link....let's not forget John Eichler's dogs - Crosby (who has already done a song with Deke) and Gnash....
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on February 21, 2009, 12:54:01 AM
You're right about Crosby but awfully harsh on Stills.  Admittedly he's not done anything outstanding for over thirty years now, but his first two solo albums and the first Manassas album are excellent.   



peace just wanted to add that i like the second manassas record as well.i

Yes, I kind of like both Manassas LPs too.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on February 22, 2009, 08:56:34 PM
Yes, I kind of like both Manassas LPs too.

That could be the name of a supergroup of Man and Sassafras...

This weekend has had:
Love Sculpture - Forms and Feelings
Gun - Gun
Rory Gallagher - Tattoo
Quicksand - Home is Where I Belong
John Martyn - Live at Leeds
Title: Who is on tour this week...
Post by: Jon M on February 23, 2009, 02:18:12 PM
.. I saw Colin Blunstone at the 100 Club on Friday.
Catch him if you can as it is a great gig.
He is doing a short tour with his own band: no Zombies, no Rod Argent.
The result is more humour, a lighter feel to the band, a stack of new songs and the chance to sing along to 'I don't believe in miracles' where he can still hit the high notes even if most of us cannot.

PS What Barclay James Harvest albums are the best ? I have to do some preparation as i have a colleague who is a huge prog rock fan and I am going to see them later in the year.

Title: Re: Who is on tour this week...
Post by: Allan Heron on February 23, 2009, 02:59:23 PM
PS What Barclay James Harvest albums are the best ? I have to do some preparation as i have a colleague who is a huge prog rock fan and I am going to see them later in the year.

Which version of BJH are you going to see - is it John Lees or Les Holroyds?     Hopefully, it's the former as he tended to do the best songs and also has Wooly Wolstenholme playing with him.
I suspect BJH might be a bit too precious for some of the board members (and it's difficult too much to argue against that at times) but I'd recommend one of the live albums - either Live Tapes from their heyday or the more recent live album from the JL-version of the band which was available both as CD and DVD.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on February 23, 2009, 03:09:01 PM
PS What Barclay James Harvest albums are the best ? I have to do some preparation as i have a colleague who is a huge prog rock fan and I am going to see them later in the year.

Probably the first three nailed it. The fourth was a compilation ('Early Morning Onwards') and a reasonable starter. After that the songs didn't really register with me. 'Mocking Bird' is probably their most famous song and is well worth a listen.
The band is now in three versions which is the sort of self-defeating thing that drives promotors, publishers, agents and record companies right up the wall. So not all bad, then.

Ohhh, I'm really tetchy today.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Alan Davies on February 23, 2009, 03:19:55 PM
Re BJH, the live one released as a double vinyl is my favourite, but I've only been able to find it as an expensive import on CD.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on February 23, 2009, 04:16:35 PM
The band is now in three versions which is the sort of self-defeating thing that drives promotors, publishers, agents and record companies right up the wall. So not all bad, then.

Three?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on February 23, 2009, 04:18:50 PM
Re BJH, the live one released as a double vinyl is my favourite, but I've only been able to find it as an expensive import on CD.

Do you mean Live Tapes - http://www.bjharvest.co.uk/livetape.htm (http://www.bjharvest.co.uk/livetape.htm) - if so, then it's available via Esoteric
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on February 23, 2009, 04:27:42 PM
'Mocking Bird' is probably their most famous song

I thought it was "I'm a chi-yi-ld of the yooo-nee-erse"
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on February 23, 2009, 05:23:13 PM
Three?

Yes....Barclay James Harvest, BJH through the eyes of John Lees, BJH featuring Les Holroyd and John Lees BJH. See? Four.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mark Davies on February 23, 2009, 06:01:46 PM
Re BJH, the live one released as a double vinyl is my favourite, but I've only been able to find it as an expensive import on CD.

Do you mean Live Tapes - http://www.bjharvest.co.uk/livetape.htm (http://www.bjharvest.co.uk/livetape.htm) - if so, then it's available via Esoteric

I'm guessing that Alan is referring to this live album

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Live-Barclay-James-Harvest/dp/B000006V0M (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Live-Barclay-James-Harvest/dp/B000006V0M)

which I would agree is their best album (of those I have heard).
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Alan Davies on February 23, 2009, 06:55:06 PM
http://www.bjharvest.co.uk/live.htm is the one I was thinking of.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week - BJH (slight return)
Post by: Jon M on February 24, 2009, 11:57:35 AM
Thanks for the comments and i shall check them out - i shall be seeing the John Lees variation.

For some reason BJH was one of the very major prog bands that I don't remember any one listening to them at the time.
 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on February 24, 2009, 10:56:56 PM
Aaah. Have spent an enjoyable time playing along with Brand X "Product" (except for Soho - always skip that one).
I still think "And so to F.." is Phil Collins' finest vocal.
Title: Re: Who is on tour this week...
Post by: Rob the Organ on February 25, 2009, 04:00:39 AM
PS What Barclay James Harvest albums are the best ? I have to do some preparation as i have a colleague who is a huge prog rock fan and I am going to see them later in the year.

Which version of BJH are you going to see - is it John Lees or Les Holroyds?     Hopefully, it's the former as he tended to do the best songs and also has Wooly Wolstenholme playing with him.
I suspect BJH might be a bit too precious for some of the board members (and it's difficult too much to argue against that at times) but I'd recommend one of the live albums - either Live Tapes from their heyday or the more recent live album from the JL-version of the band which was available both as CD and DVD.

They are. Way too precious. But some of us might have to cop to owning a copy of Once Again and often playing "She Said" just for the Mellotron!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on February 25, 2009, 06:49:24 PM
Aaah. Have spent an enjoyable time playing along with Brand X "Product" (except for Soho - always skip that one).
I still think "And so to F.." is Phil Collins' finest vocal.
Not a bad album, 'Don't make Waves' another good track, can't quite get my head around the Bass breaks on some of the tracks, an instrument that should be propping up the music not taking the lead. Thats my viewpoint anyway.
I'd like to question your playing along with quote. I know you can play guitar but play along to 'And so to F..' I can't even move my fingers fast enough to keep up with the guitar break playing air guitar. If Eric Clapton is called 'Slowhand' whats John Goodsall's nickname.........
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on February 25, 2009, 07:23:00 PM
"Playing along" can mean many things.
My favourites are Rhesus Perplexus and  Algon (Where An Ordinary Cup Of Drinking Chocolate Costs ?8,000,000,000).
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron S on February 25, 2009, 09:22:28 PM

Not a bad album, 'Don't make Waves' another good track, can't quite get my head around the Bass breaks on some of the tracks, an instrument that should be propping up the music not taking the lead. Thats my viewpoint anyway.


Guess you never saw the Who then?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on February 25, 2009, 09:26:40 PM
can't quite get my head around the Bass breaks on some of the tracks, an instrument that should be propping up the music not taking the lead. Thats my viewpoint anyway.

Product has 2 bass players which gave them the genius opportunity to name one of the tracks "Wal to Wal"
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Tony Smith on February 25, 2009, 10:26:28 PM
this week ive bin listening to and enjoying
the handsome family--last days of wonder
bob dylan- tell tale signs
howlin rain-magnificent fiend

and on friday off  see malcolm morley at the plough..
 been a good week so far.

cheers
tony
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Bigelow 6-9000 on February 25, 2009, 11:01:21 PM
Well have just been to pick my son up from Rugby training....was giving  Arriving somewhere by Porcupine Tree a right old blasting in the car....what an album...what a band...anyone else in to them?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on February 26, 2009, 12:14:28 AM

Not a bad album, 'Don't make Waves' another good track, can't quite get my head around the Bass breaks on some of the tracks, an instrument that should be propping up the music not taking the lead. Thats my viewpoint anyway.


Guess you never saw the Who then?

Seen the 'Who' back in 69, with all the original members. Please don't get me wrong, not dismissing bass players. It's just that jazz thing, get Brand X 'Product' and see for yourself. Bass players are and always have been an integral part of any band. I've just managed to get hold of some early 'Who' recordings, one of which is an instrumental recording of 'My Generation' full of music and periods of silence, without the vocals, pure genius.
Lots of my favourite music has a really decent bass player plugging away in the background, was going to list loads of music, just haven't got the time at the moment. Seen Chris Squire out of Yes come on stage with a three armed bass guitar and create some brilliant sounds, lots of phase and other techniques.
Some of my favourite music has a bass line to die for. Back in my youth I'd not even noticed the bass line until the acid kicked in and then you realise its the bass and the drums that are driving the music along. Try bits of early Hawkwind, In the Land of Grey and Pink by Caravan and my favourite song off Electric Ladyland ' A merman I shoud turn to be' and to finish off 7171-551 off the album Maximum Darkness, just to dispel the latest reports on the forum that Martin plays a one string bass.   
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron S on February 26, 2009, 02:31:40 AM

Not a bad album, 'Don't make Waves' another good track, can't quite get my head around the Bass breaks on some of the tracks, an instrument that should be propping up the music not taking the lead. Thats my viewpoint anyway.


Guess you never saw the Who then?

Seen the 'Who' back in 69, with all the original members. Please don't get me wrong, not dismissing bass players. It's just that jazz thing, get Brand X 'Product' and see for yourself. Bass players are and always have been an integral part of any band. I've just managed to get hold of some early 'Who' recordings, one of which is an instrumental recording of 'My Generation' full of music and periods of silence, without the vocals, pure genius.
Lots of my favourite music has a really decent bass player plugging away in the background, was going to list loads of music, just haven't got the time at the moment. Seen Chris Squire out of Yes come on stage with a three armed bass guitar and create some brilliant sounds, lots of phase and other techniques.
Some of my favourite music has a bass line to die for. Back in my youth I'd not even noticed the bass line until the acid kicked in and then you realise its the bass and the drums that are driving the music along. Try bits of early Hawkwind, In the Land of Grey and Pink by Caravan and my favourite song off Electric Ladyland ' A merman I shoud turn to be' and to finish off 7171-551 off the album Maximum Darkness, just to dispel the latest reports on the forum that Martin plays a one string bass.  


are your sure that isn't Ray Williams on 7171. I believe he replaced martin's track on a song or two!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Iowerth Pritchard on February 26, 2009, 04:29:30 PM


are your sure that isn't Ray Williams on 7171. I believe he replaced martin's track on a song or two!
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Never heard this mentioned before - do tell us more.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron S on February 26, 2009, 05:12:49 PM


Quote
are your sure that isn't Ray Williams on 7171. I believe he replaced martin's track on a song or two!

Never heard this mentioned before - do tell us more.

There were some technical problem with a couple of tracks. Ace had moved on, Ray Williams was asked to do the overdubs. He was also asked to stay on, but declined. He get's a thank you on the original vinyl. This is the reason why. I thought it was common knowledge?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on February 26, 2009, 05:54:52 PM
OK Ron - I heard something similar, except that RW did the overdubs and thought he had rejoined - but that was never the band's intention. Ah well!

Question 2 -  why does 7171 fade in, a wholly undesirable way to start a live album?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on February 26, 2009, 06:03:04 PM


Quote
are your sure that isn't Ray Williams on 7171. I believe he replaced martin's track on a song or two!

Never heard this mentioned before - do tell us more.

There were some technical problem with a couple of tracks. Ace had moved on, Ray Williams was asked to do the overdubs. He was also asked to stay on, but declined. He get's a thank you on the original vinyl. This is the reason why. I thought it was common knowledge?
I've never read those dedication credits before, and Ron yours is the first name mentioned don't tell me you were overdubbing Micky's guitar parts whilst he was overdubbing John Cipollina's or was that a rumour as well.
How much of this album was actually recorded live.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Gavin Crumpton on February 26, 2009, 06:56:43 PM
OK Ron - I heard something similar, except that RW did the overdubs and thought he had rejoined - but that was never the band's intention. Ah well!

Question 2 -  why does 7171 fade in, a wholly undesirable way to start a live album?

This may just be down to getting the over all running time down to an acceptable length for vinyl. I have heard a very rough audience recording of one of the MD shows and from memory the fade in is a couple of minutes in to the song with a long drone intro edited out. (Or maybe they thought the drone intro didnt work so well as an intro for a record as it did for a live show???)

I was hoping a more complete MD set would appear on the esoteric remasters but apparently with all the overdubbing the tapes have been hacked around a lot making it difficult to retrieve any unreleased stuff.

Would have been especially great if the version of Mona with Lemmy on bass could have been included!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on February 26, 2009, 07:20:54 PM
I have heard a very rough audience recording of one of the MD shows and from memory the fade in is a couple of minutes in to the song with a long drone intro edited out.

Yes, Gav - I remember it now....
The thing is....I know '7171' was generally the first song on that tour, but wasn't 'C'Mon' the first song that night? It was the same drone effect that preceded it (and to my mind was more effective than before '7171') and I remember being surprised when it went into 'C'Mon' instead. Therefore....what was before the 'MD' version that they didn't want us to hear? Was the start that rough?!

Title: Re: Neil Young
Post by: Rob the Organ on February 28, 2009, 07:08:52 PM

This week I are mostly been plugging another yawning chasm in my musical education with a couple of Neil Young & Crazy Horse albums - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere and Ragged Glory, and I have to say I'm mightily impressed.
Recommednations of other comparable gems from Neil Young's vast portfolio now eagerly sought!


Oakers, how are you getting on with Neil Young?

I must add one to the list, from the Archive series: Live at the Fillmore East. A medley of two raw and exciting dates from 6th/7th March '70 (NY plus Crazy Horse and Jack Nitzsche on electric piano) with some lovely workouts largely culled from Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (my fave studio LP and his second) that is almost perfect but for being all to brief and lacking a Cinnamon Girl.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Alan Davies on February 28, 2009, 09:54:21 PM
Rust Never Sleeps is an absolute must. The DVD is awsome too.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Burgess on March 01, 2009, 12:59:38 PM
John Martyn The church with one Bell Laid back, nice covers, nice cover.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Tony Smith on March 01, 2009, 01:47:59 PM
Fleet Foxes again! on my own in the house today  evryone out for a while and the Fleet Foxes just absolutly hit the spot!
i managed to get the Giant Sun Ep as well and its just perfect!

cheers
tony
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron S on March 01, 2009, 10:33:46 PM
Fleet Foxes again! on my own in the house today  evryone out for a while and the Fleet Foxes just absolutly hit the spot!
i managed to get the Giant Sun Ep as well and its just perfect!

cheers
tony

Yeah, repeated listenings will help appreciate this one. I think the EP is essential to the experience Mykonos is their best tune.

I would again recommend Midlake, Van Occupanther. It's a bit more rock, though not rock and roll, but some of the same textures. They were highly rated in 2006, but haven't done anything since. I would also suggest Explorers Club for a blast of Beach Boy flavors.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Tony Smith on March 01, 2009, 10:56:54 PM
 ;) cheers Ron,  i have Midlake ..van occupanther  ive only played it once but im gonna play it again tomorrow, bit early yet for a opinion
another band someone suggested to me are called The Walkabouts  any one any info on these.

cheers
tony

ps ive been feeling like im a cowboy now  for about a   yeehharr!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron S on March 02, 2009, 01:18:59 AM
;) cheers Ron,  i have Midlake ..van occupanther  ive only played it once but im gonna play it again tomorrow, bit early yet for a opinion
another band someone suggested to me are called The Walkabouts  any one any info on these.

cheers
tony

ps ive been feeling like im a cowboy now  for about a   yeehharr!

I don't have much by Walkabouts. I think of them as a "slow moody" band, but I could be completely wrong. I met a couple of them at the famous Egg Studios once.

After you settle in with Fleet Foxes and Midlake, pull out any fleetwood mac album beginning with Dragon Fly, and up through the first Buckingham Nix one, you will hear some obvious influences. It seemed like such an obviously good idea, I rearranged one of Colter's new songs in that style.. It was close, but played more like a surf song. The working title was "fleetwood mac" for the longest time. I wrote the lyrics, so it's now called Carefully Considered Answers. When Colter listened to the playback, after singing it, he said "oh it does sound like FM".... as you shall see in the near future.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on March 02, 2009, 10:08:55 PM
Good work John!

Let us know your thoughts....
Been listening to Mighty Baby original album and the Attic recordings for a few weeks. Got to give this type of music some decent airplay before making a decision, not recordings to be filed away after one or two plays.
Music that just wants to make you resurrect the hash pipe, well played melodic music that takes you back to an era long since gone. People making music for the joy of it, not making a quick buck.
Seen on Wilpedia that a few of the band became devout Muslims, hopefully the peace loving kind. Not the nutters that say Islam is a religion of peace and anyone that disagrees, "will have their throats slit".
Anyway along with others on this site can highly recommend this music. Does anyone know if any of the band went on to make music under any other guise or did they like so many others disappear without a trace.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on March 02, 2009, 11:15:08 PM
Does anyone know if any of the band went on to make music under any other guise or did they like so many others disappear without a trace.

According to Vernon Joynson:

Alan King went to Ace
Martin Stone went to Chilly Willy & the Red Hot Peppers
Evans, Powell and Whiteman went to Habibya

and apparently the band played on other releases on Head including Reg King's.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on March 03, 2009, 12:52:00 AM
Martin Stone went to Chilly Willy & the Red Hot Peppers

Bongos Over Balham is an excellent album, particularly the sublime Desert Island Woman.   There's an excellent CD of outtakes/radio sessions which is probably better though called I'll Be Home.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on March 03, 2009, 02:03:39 AM
Martin Stone went to Chilly Willy & the Red Hot Peppers

Bongos Over Balham is an excellent album, particularly the sublime Desert Island Woman.   There's an excellent CD of outtakes/radio sessions which is probably better though called I'll Be Home.

I know bassist Paul Riley quite well - last saw him in the foyer at Nick Lowe's Festival Hall date, but prior to that had done a few gigs with him and he introduced me to two great men: Bill Kirchen & Austin DeLone at the former's London date last year. That was a great night, one of the few guitarists that has made me go "Wow" in the last few years.

The funny thing about that night is that I had struck up conversation with a well-spoken chap as keen on his real ale as I was that night, and we started talking about Levon Helm as we drank. Paul entered and said hello, and then dropped the bombshell: "I see you've met Jake already". Yep, Riviera! Lovely bloke I thought...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Jon M on March 04, 2009, 01:56:33 PM
Other releases from Mighty Baby members -

Martin Stone did an album as the Homewreckers, chilli style music, a few years back
 
Mighty Baby reformed to do 2 gigs in 06 & 07 which may be in circulation

Ian Whiteman did another lp after Habbibiya

Whiteman and Co appeared on the R&LT lps and related folk

Reg King did an lp for United Artists that was recently reissued     


Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on March 04, 2009, 02:18:32 PM
Does anyone know if any of the band went on to make music under any other guise or did they like so many others disappear without a trace.

Martin Stone was also briefly a Pink Fairy in their Stiff Records period - I think he might have been on that single.

Now we're onto The Pink Fairies....has anyone heard the material that Larry Wallis recorded with Deke? 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on March 04, 2009, 04:23:53 PM
Does anyone know if any of the band went on to make music under any other guise or did they like so many others disappear without a trace.

Martin Stone was also briefly a Pink Fairy in their Stiff Records period - I think he might have been on that single.

Now we're onto The Pink Fairies....has anyone heard the material that Larry Wallis recorded with Deke? 

The 'Between the Lines' single has Martin 'mad dog' Stone as playing guitar.

Deke Leonard and Larry Wallis recordings are on the CD's 'Hams Vol 2' and 'Hogwatch', mainly rock & roll type numbers, some good stuff though. Deke only appears on a few tracks and as far as I could ascertain, didn't appear on any of the releases on 'Hams Vol 1'. I believe at one point they were going to release an album together, I think the title was going to be 'The Men In Leather' or thats what they were going to be called. Sounds a bit camp in this day and age. These few tracks must be from those recordings.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on March 04, 2009, 05:03:12 PM
Deke Leonard and Larry Wallis recordings are on the CD's 'Hams Vol 2' and 'Hogwatch', mainly rock & roll type numbers, some good stuff though. Deke only appears on a few tracks and as far as I could ascertain, didn't appear on any of the releases on 'Hams Vol 1'. I believe at one point they were going to release an album together, I think the title was going to be 'The Men In Leather' or thats what they were going to be called. Sounds a bit camp in this day and age. These few tracks must be from those recordings.

Yeah, 'Leather Forever' in fact. It was to include stuff like 'Police Car' and 'As Long As The Price Is Right' - I was under the impression that all 8 tracks had been recorded and that Deke was on them all.

I didn't know about the two CDs mentioned, John - so thanks for that, I'll do some investigating. Hurrah! 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on March 04, 2009, 07:34:41 PM
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Yeah, 'Leather Forever' in fact. It was to include stuff like 'Police Car' and 'As Long As The Price Is Right' - I was under the impression that all 8 tracks had been recorded and that Deke was on them all.

I didn't know about the two CDs mentioned, John - so thanks for that, I'll do some investigating. Hurrah! 
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Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on March 04, 2009, 07:38:14 PM
Deke Leonard and Larry Wallis recordings are on the CD's 'Hams Vol 2' and 'Hogwatch', mainly rock & roll type numbers, some good stuff though. Deke only appears on a few tracks and as far as I could ascertain, didn't appear on any of the releases on 'Hams Vol 1'. I believe at one point they were going to release an album together, I think the title was going to be 'The Men In Leather' or thats what they were going to be called. Sounds a bit camp in this day and age. These few tracks must be from those recordings.

Yeah, 'Leather Forever' in fact. It was to include stuff like 'Police Car' and 'As Long As The Price Is Right' - I was under the impression that all 8 tracks had been recorded and that Deke was on them all.

I didn't know about the two CDs mentioned, John - so thanks for that, I'll do some investigating. Hurrah! 
Try google under UHCK for more info.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on March 05, 2009, 02:06:31 AM
Does anyone know if any of the band went on to make music under any other guise or did they like so many others disappear without a trace.

Now we're onto The Pink Fairies....

...I was taught guitar my Mick Wayne (of Junior's Eyes "Battersea Power Station" fame for any Regal Zonophanatics) who was in the band briefly between Paul Rudolph and Larry Wallis.

His daughter Sarah is an excellent singer and remains a friend to this day; Mick sadly died in a fire as I recounted in TWC #24ish.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on March 10, 2009, 02:28:11 PM
dougie lent me a cd, the first 2 albums of man. so i'm hearing two holes of plastic for the first time,rounding

out the early years(but i have noticed a  rainbow concert unheard as of yet at a store;since sold out)...well i've

been listening to some other stuff too(i'll tell you later sometime )...-peace-davey
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on March 10, 2009, 02:56:41 PM
so i'm hearing two holes of plastic.....
...with an ounce in the middle  ;)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on March 10, 2009, 02:59:43 PM
dougie lent me a cd, the first 2 albums of man. so i'm hearing two holes of plastic for the first time,rounding

out the early years(but i have noticed a  rainbow concert unheard as of yet at a store;since sold out)...well i've

been listening to some other stuff too(i'll tell you later sometime )...-peace-davey

If that's 'Live At The Rainbow 1972' and it's now sold out then you have no choice but to go back in time and get it. It is that important, Davey. Trust me. I know what I'm doing. (Clunk)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on March 10, 2009, 03:17:58 PM
...'till then :) nazz renaissance:nazz III :only one winner,it's not that easy,take the hand...they have quite a

story... there is record that i've maybe heard  a little of on a juke box and/or the computer(but don't own yet)

that has todd and stewkey singing the same song("outtakes"),some one sounds better, some the other,some

well they just both sound beautiful,it's a tough call...nazz,nazz nazz and who could forget nazz III ...peace and

thanks.... yes 1972 rainbow soon i will pick up seen it...nazz-you tube -not wrong long-more real peace
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on March 10, 2009, 03:36:10 PM
ahh just for a little while...nazz nazz :gonna cry today and some other songs: beautiful song,letters don't

count(that's the one of the ones where they have two different versions in outtakes) ,not wrong long,forget all

about  it,well every nazz ballad...and the berkeley man 'august '76 cd well that's

a keeper i just have been processing that...and...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on March 10, 2009, 03:57:48 PM
...blood of the sun-john klemmer...that's all for now, 'till later...-peace
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on March 10, 2009, 08:18:46 PM
so i'm hearing two holes of plastic.....
...with an ounce in the middle  ;)
...oops heh heh... ;)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on March 11, 2009, 03:23:07 PM
Fleet Foxes again!

Just as a heads up in case people missed it. Fleet Foxes were on The Culture Show last night but it will be repeated on Friday night at 23:45 on BBC2. And there is 2:24 of them here www.bbc.co.uk/cultureshow/videos/2009/03/s5_e27_fleet_extra/ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/cultureshow/videos/2009/03/s5_e27_fleet_extra/)
Must admit it didn't float my boat so this is strictly a public service.

Also, there is a documentary and clips show about Rough Trade records again Friday but on BBC4 (21:00 - 23:30)

Enjoy.   :o
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron S on March 11, 2009, 06:32:05 PM
Fleet Foxes again!

Just as a heads up in case people missed it. Fleet Foxes were on The Culture Show last night but it will be repeated on Friday night at 23:45 on BBC2. And there is 2:24 of them here www.bbc.co.uk/cultureshow/videos/2009/03/s5_e27_fleet_extra/ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/cultureshow/videos/2009/03/s5_e27_fleet_extra/)
Must admit it didn't float my boat so this is strictly a public service.

Also, there is a documentary and clips show about Rough Trade records again Friday but on BBC4 (21:00 - 23:30)

Enjoy.   :o

the Fleetfoxes clip doesn't seem to be available to us over here...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Tim W on March 11, 2009, 07:26:41 PM
the Fleetfoxes clip doesn't seem to be available to us over here...

Have you paid your Licence Fee?

No, thought not..........
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Jules on March 11, 2009, 09:15:37 PM
On my turntable today:

Brad Paisley - Play
Dave Gilmour - Live at Gdansk
Nektar - Down to Earth and Recycled
Tea - Tea
64 Spoons - Landing On A Rat Column

Later I'll be giving the Mojo giveaway "I Can See For Miles" and Focus III a spin, while respraying one of the Strats a nice shade of Kingfisher Blue.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on March 11, 2009, 09:39:22 PM
Hi Jules, Any chance on expanding on Tea and 64 Spoons, never heard of them. What type of music do they play. What era do they come from.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on March 12, 2009, 02:09:02 AM
Hi Jules, Any chance on expanding on Tea and 64 Spoons.....

Very sweet, I believe  ::)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Jules on March 12, 2009, 04:58:36 AM
Tea - Early seventies Hammond and Guitar driven rock. Largely Swiss if I recall. I highly recommend the self-titled album (was available on CD a while ago), and they followed up with the somewhat less-convincing (i.e. more vocals and less Hammond and Guitar) The Ship, and then Tax Exiles. After that the band ground to a halt and Marc Storace joined Krokus (not that that's a recommendation). I've no idea what happened to the rest of the talent. Dieter Dierks was producing, might ring a few bells with a few of us.

MP3s can be listened to here (Glorimont, Surfer recommended)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-Featuring-Marc-Storace-Krokus/dp/B001ERGAXE

64 Spoons - Late seventies multi-instrumentalist stuff, and the CD's a bit hit and miss. They were a local band from the Watford area, and although not to everyone's taste I really enjoyed them. I picked the CD up from the Voiceprint site a few years back. Jakko, who years later joined Level 42,  and Ted Emmett played our school's folk night one evening as Soon After. Electric guitar and Trumpet, good solid traditional folk instrumentation in use there. Johnners may also remember the un-named (wisely) drummer who just couldn't find the beat. Jakko sold me my first proper guitar, a black Ibanez steel-string jumbo, from Hammond's music in Watford High Street. There's always a Hammond in the mix somewhere.

I doubt very much if MP3s can be listened to anywhere. 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on March 12, 2009, 01:42:16 PM
On my turntable today: Nektar - Down to Earth and Recycled
Yeah, I was rather fond of those two - they finally moved away from Mk 1 Nektar (not that I was in any particular rush that they did so) and came up with some nice sounds, albeit with Bob Calvert's 'accurate' German. After that....well, I think the popular phrase on this site is 'hmmmm'....

Later I'll be giving Focus III a spin....
If only they'd applied the same amount of discipline and judgement to that album as they did before - all the long tracks sound as if they needed a subsequent, more condensed version...a single album would have been fabulous. I suppose that's what happens when you turn into tetchy argumentative speed freaks. Compare the original and later versions of 'Hocus Pocus'.

Pah! Bring back Cyril!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on March 12, 2009, 01:58:08 PM
If only they'd applied the same amount of discipline and judgement to that album as they did before - all the long tracks sound as if they needed a subsequent, more condensed version...a single album would have been fabulous. I suppose that's what happens when you turn into tetchy argumentative speed freaks. Compare the original and later versions of 'Hocus Pocus'.

I do rather see that album as Akkerman's and the other more structured/composed albums as van Leers.

From what I've seen of both men in the last decade, it's still a decent means of differentiating them with Akkerman being more inclined to longer jam-style pieces with vanLeer sticking to the more structured stuff
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: eyemac on March 12, 2009, 05:07:30 PM
On my turntable this week
Back in to the Future.....
Zappa at Knebworth
Arriving somewhere...Porcupine Tree

saw on one of these pages a discussion about fav Man bassist's...Mr McKenzie I agree is a great musician...never saw WIll but Martin has the trump card in my books...I dunno how many times he has made me or my wife laugh and for me that little bit of audience interraction speak volumes....apart from that he is a freekinly brilliant bass player....
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on March 12, 2009, 09:07:41 PM
I do rather see that album as Akkerman's and the other more structured/composed albums as van Leers.

From what I've seen of both men in the last decade, it's still a decent means of differentiating them with Akkerman being more inclined to longer jam-style pieces with vanLeer sticking to the more structured stuff

Agreed, and it's still a great album. I also quite enjoyed 'Hamburger' - JA had returned to normal speed and got a bit of discipline - but he had lost so much fire that he became possibly the only person in the entire world who thought Colin Allen was better suited to the job than Pierre van der Linden, ohh mighty paradiddle and ride cymbal exponent de luxe.

The band are also responsible for one of the most enjoyable music videos on my shelves - plenty of archive footage from 'Moving Waves' era and OGWT stuff, so any other Focus fans out there - try this, it's yodeltabulous: http://www.getreadytorock.com/reviews/focus_dvd.htm (http://www.getreadytorock.com/reviews/focus_dvd.htm)     
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on March 12, 2009, 10:39:07 PM
The band are also responsible for one of the most enjoyable music videos on my shelves - plenty of archive footage from 'Moving Waves' era and OGWT stuff   

I have that DVD and it is excellent - highly recommended.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Tony Smith on March 15, 2009, 08:12:06 PM
 :) this weekends listening pleasure has been
 The allman Brothers box set --Dreams
 Baskery--  fall among thieves
 Buddy and Julie miller --Written in Chalk.

ahhhh its been a good weekend

gigs up and comming over the next few months will be The handsome family --in Leeds
The Rockingbirds and Gurf Morlix both in Leicester
Hank Wangford --at Stamford

and Greenray /Malcolm Morley as many time as i can! ;D

cheers
tony
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on March 16, 2009, 09:55:51 PM
If only they'd applied the same amount of discipline and judgement to that album as they did before - all the long tracks sound as if they needed a subsequent, more condensed version...a single album would have been fabulous. I suppose that's what happens when you turn into tetchy argumentative speed freaks. Compare the original and later versions of 'Hocus Pocus'.

I do rather see that album as Akkerman's and the other more structured/composed albums as van Leers.

From what I've seen of both men in the last decade, it's still a decent means of differentiating them with Akkerman being more inclined to longer jam-style pieces with vanLeer sticking to the more structured stuff

Good points all round here - never thought as much of Focus 3 as the earlier stuff, and can definitely hear the fragmenting of the band as a "band" and morphing into separate egos and agendas united under one banner.

That said, my dislike was originally down to a mate at college (a technically obsessive guitarist) who played "Round Goes The Gossip" twelve times one afternoon so he could learn the twiddly bits between the vocals!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron S on March 17, 2009, 12:24:01 AM
If only they'd applied the same amount of discipline and judgement to that album as they did before - all the long tracks sound as if they needed a subsequent, more condensed version...a single album would have been fabulous. I suppose that's what happens when you turn into tetchy argumentative speed freaks. Compare the original and later versions of 'Hocus Pocus'.

I do rather see that album as Akkerman's and the other more structured/composed albums as van Leers.

From what I've seen of both men in the last decade, it's still a decent means of differentiating them with Akkerman being more inclined to longer jam-style pieces with vanLeer sticking to the more structured stuff

Good points all round here - never thought as much of Focus 3 as the earlier stuff, and can definitely hear the fragmenting of the band as a "band" and morphing into separate egos and agendas united under one banner.

That said, my dislike was originally down to a mate at college (a technically obsessive guitarist) who played "Round Goes The Gossip" twelve times one afternoon so he could learn the twiddly bits between the vocals!

I quite like Focus 3, and the Live At The Rainbow, which seems to be an extension of that period... I was surprised when the wife asked who it was, and she was surprised there was no yodeling.She liked Jan Akkerman
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on March 17, 2009, 03:41:13 PM
I quite like Focus 3, and the Live At The Rainbow, which seems to be an extension of that period...

I think the undisciplined approach to Focus 3 was also heightened by the inclusion of 'House Of The King' from the original line up, although I note that the CD version doesn't include this.

I'd go for excluding 'House Of The King', fading out 'Answers? Questions!' early in the mellow bit and dropping 'Anonymous 2' which is old stuff best served on a live album.   
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on March 18, 2009, 05:05:15 PM
Last weekend at 33 1/3 I had

Gun   Gun
Mountain   Nantucket Sleighride
Five Day Week Straw People   The Five Day Week Straw People
Magic Mixture   This Is Magic Mixture
Gentle Giant   The Power and the Glory
Gordon Giltrap   Visionary

And varying between 200 - 460 rpm

Super Furry Animals   Fuzzy Logic
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on March 18, 2009, 05:34:28 PM
The sun is shining, the daffodils are showing, the lambs are leaping....and it's been African Dub Chapter 3 followed by Leggo Dub followed by Prince Far I Cry Tuff Dub Encounter 2.....followed by Man.

Mountain   Nantucket Sleighride

I miss Brian Walden....
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: William Rait on March 18, 2009, 06:32:25 PM
Lovely to see all this discussion about Focus 3 (an album dear to my heart as it was the first album of that style of music which I got into.) I do know what you all mean about it being overstretched somewhat. I think that it is really only a 3 side album if you know what I mean. So many double albums of that era seemed to be produced to satisfy a fashion( like the mandatory live album) and insted of taking the MAN approach( leaving Aint their fight/never say nups from BGTYALOAD & including it on BTTF) they stretched out what material they had. Focus 3 should drop House of the King, Elspeth of Nottingham &radically cut Answers questions. Controversial or what? For my 40th birthday(nearly 10 years ago now) I was given a great box set of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac which had the original albums but also loadss of alternate takes false starts etc as well as the studio chatter and I just love it! I just adore the guitar sound(no offence to Rob or other keyboard afficianados) Whoop Whoop!! Also as the Sun is shining today I'm in the mood for some sunnyday music like San Tropez from Meddle or Keep on crinting.... Happy Days  :D
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on March 18, 2009, 07:18:49 PM
I think that it is really only a 3 side album

Johnny Winter's Second Winter - a 3 sided album that should have been a 1 sided album. I only ever listen to side 3.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on March 18, 2009, 07:39:43 PM
Ok then....ZZ Top's 'Fandango'  - a 2 sided album that should have been 1....
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on March 18, 2009, 09:30:01 PM
...yesterday i listened to side one(a/d;b/c) of "out here" by love.this was the first record i heard of theirs,this

to me is a great classic group/line up and a double album that is pretty much  front to back a masterpiece. the

inside photo fold out is nice too...side b on now track 2...-peace...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on March 18, 2009, 10:10:38 PM
I was just doing a few domestic chores with Derek & Dominos "Layla and other...." LP on. It's great if you ignore the title cut.....
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron S on March 18, 2009, 11:06:26 PM
I quite like Focus 3, and the Live At The Rainbow, which seems to be an extension of that period...

I think the undisciplined approach to Focus 3 was also heightened by the inclusion of 'House Of The King' from the original line up, although I note that the CD version doesn't include this.

I'd go for excluding 'House Of The King', fading out 'Answers? Questions!' early in the mellow bit and dropping 'Anonymous 2' which is old stuff best served on a live album.   

Shock, horror! I'm gonna have to sort of disagree... I got the CD on, so I don't know about House Of The King, yet. Answers Questions is probably my favorite Focus tune, so I do see why you'd cut it. Elspeth of Nottingham is lovely, why ditch that one? Anonymous 2 is just a jam, but when did that stuff bother you? That was the whole point of double albums, you listen to one side at a time.. not necessarily all four at once.

I've been standing over the cooker, working on some Indian dishes for our dinner party on Saturday. This afternoon project has given me time to listen to some old faves.. well the Focus, and Pete Bands BBC Yes compilation. Gotta say, I would much rather listen to that era of the band.

Now a cup of tea, and back to work on my own noise.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on March 19, 2009, 12:17:22 AM
...Pete Bands BBC Yes compilation. Gotta say, I would much rather listen to that era of the band.

I'm with you on that one, Ron - although The Yes Album was good. I thought Pete Banks was great and that first Flash album was good too. Coincidentally he did do that album with Jan Akkerman - you know, the one I've never heard...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron S on March 19, 2009, 01:37:22 AM
...Pete Bands BBC Yes compilation. Gotta say, I would much rather listen to that era of the band.

I'm with you on that one, Ron - although The Yes Album was good. I thought Pete Banks was great and that first Flash album was good too. Coincidentally he did do that album with Jan Akkerman - you know, the one I've never heard...
Time And A Word is better by a bit. I'm not so sure about Flash. Don't like the singer or the songs! Others have sent me back to the couple I have, but they still sound silly to me. On the other hand Two Sides Of Peter Banks is pretty fair, side one anyway. Side two sounds more like a home recording. And yes, J Akkerman is on it as well at PC Collins.

Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on March 19, 2009, 01:38:43 AM
...Pete Bands BBC Yes compilation. Gotta say, I would much rather listen to that era of the band.

I'm with you on that one, Ron - although The Yes Album was good. I thought Pete Banks was great and that first Flash album was good too. Coincidentally he did do that album with Jan Akkerman - you know, the one I've never heard...

I think Yes did three good albums (ie first 2 with Banks; "Yes Album" with Howe). Then, from "Fragile" onwards...see also Focus 3!

Now, you just watch and see if Dai doesn't wade in and say that it's because Tony Kaye was a better organist (not as technical; more of a bandsman; better sound) than Wakeman...

He will use the opening chords of Yours Is No Disgrace as his evidence. I quite agree in many ways..but Dai is usually quite passionate about this one.

I'm with Ron on Flash..anybody going to shout for Badger? Peter Banks was unique in that he retained his beat-era Rickenbacker guitar right into the Gibson/Marshall era for the first two Yes albums...you can hear the chiming qualitites on "Survival" (1st), "Astral Traveller" (TAAW). Brave, if nothing else.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron S on March 19, 2009, 01:41:11 AM
I was just doing a few domestic chores with Derek & Dominos "Layla and other...." LP on. It's great if you ignore the title cut.....

Nothing wrong with Layla, except you have heard it 10 million times too many. I've been enjoying the first Clapton solo again. Got the Deluxe double cd, which adds the original mix and some odds and sods. It was a shock when it came out, but it's got great songs... probably the only solo Clapton album I like. Must always recommend the first Leon Russell lp too, for the nice bits of Clapton on that one. Roll Away The Stone is an all time favorite song in my book.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Colin Salter on March 19, 2009, 09:23:10 AM
It's amazing, isn't it, that there's nothing definitive about music! Really it's all about what age you were, I think. So for example,

Rob the Organ says "I think Yes did three good albums (ie first 2 with Banks; "Yes Album" with Howe). Then, from "Fragile" onwards..." (Sorry, still can't do the quotes thing ...)

For me the early Yes stuff is them still trying to find their feet and define their sound - Fragile and Close to the Edge are them completely and utterly "in the zone", and after that they get all overblown and silly and I lose all interest in them except for the hit singles! Uncle Bill and I used to listen to Yes and all things prog in smoky teenage party basements back then, round at the Boyles.

Could never get into Focus, despite getting a sot of a taste for them through force-feeding myself Moving Waves. Sorry, Bill! Remember Tasavallan Presidenttii?

I have a similar situation with our own dear Manband - BGTY and BITF are in the zone, a zone which if I'm honest they don't really recapture for me until Endangered Species. But I know there are plenty of readers here who think RWL and Slow Motion are the highs, or indeed that Man never got better than the bloody awful Revelation and Prelude/Storm stuff. (2oz was alwasy something of a novelty album for me, amusing early versions.)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Trevor Barstow on March 19, 2009, 10:45:52 AM
The discussion reminds me of the Sebastian Faulks novel Engelby set in the seventies which is well worth a read for an atmospheric description of the time. from of a review of the book:
"Faulks works hard to make him into more than just a creep with something of a fixation on music - although I found myself involuntarially nodding in agreement when he passed Focus's "Moving Waves" onto a friend with a note giving the locations of the most "sublime moments","
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: William Rait on March 19, 2009, 10:59:46 AM
It's amazing, isn't it, that there's nothing definitive about music! Really it's all about what age you were, I think. So for example,

Rob the Organ says "I think Yes did three good albums (ie first 2 with Banks; "Yes Album" with Howe). Then, from "Fragile" onwards..." (Sorry, still can't do the quotes thing ...)

For me the early Yes stuff is them still trying to find their feet and define their sound - Fragile and Close to the Edge are them completely and utterly "in the zone", and after that they get all overblown and silly and I lose all interest in them except for the hit singles! Uncle Bill and I used to listen to Yes and all things prog in smoky teenage party basements back then, round at the Boyles.

Could never get into Focus, despite getting a sot of a taste for them through force-feeding myself Moving Waves. Sorry, Bill! Remember Tasavallan Presidenttii?

I have a similar situation with our own dear Manband - BGTY and BITF are in the zone, a zone which if I'm honest they don't really recapture for me until Endangered Species. But I know there are plenty of readers here who think RWL and Slow Motion are the highs, or indeed that Man never got better than the bloody awful Revelation and Prelude/Storm stuff. (2oz was alwasy something of a novelty album for me, amusing early versions.)
Sadly, all I can remember of Tasvallan Presidenti is you trying to get us pagans to listen to it-a lost cause( bit like Duncs & Henry Cow!!!) Otherwise I am with you on the above remarks re Yes & my fave MAN albums are BGTY & BITF however, I also love Deke & his influences on MAN in RWL,SM &TWC. I also  struggle to get into Revalation or 2oz's . I used to think that many of the great 70's bands although starting in 67/68 only really hit their stride in the 70's but maybe that's cos we were just hiting our own stride then??? What's great fun is the endless debates that this sort of stuff provides- like the 100 must hear songs in last Sunday's Observer. As someone once said "It's all good clean fun!"
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on March 19, 2009, 08:57:36 PM
I also  struggle to get into Revalation or 2oz's . I used to think that many of the great 70's bands although starting in 67/68 only really hit their stride in the 70's but maybe that's cos we were just hiting our own stride then??? What's great fun is the endless debates that this sort of stuff provides

I reckon its a mind set. If I have my 60s head on and I'm listening to a lot of psych and transitional heavier stuff then Revelation and 2 ozs fit right in.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on March 19, 2009, 09:28:53 PM
I was just doing a few domestic chores with Derek & Dominos "Layla and other...." LP on. It's great if you ignore the title cut.....

Nothing wrong with Layla, except you have heard it 10 million times too many. I've been enjoying the first Clapton solo again. Got the Deluxe double cd, which adds the original mix and some odds and sods. It was a shock when it came out, but it's got great songs... probably the only solo Clapton album I like. Must always recommend the first Leon Russell lp too, for the nice bits of Clapton on that one. Roll Away The Stone is an all time favorite song in my book.

I've heard the other mix (I've got a boot of it) and love it. Yes, the first LP isn't bad at all and generally it is only after 461 Ocean Blvd that the "trouble" begins!

It's amazing, isn't it, that there's nothing definitive about music! Really it's all about what age you were, I think. So for example,

Rob the Organ says "I think Yes did three good albums (ie first 2 with Banks; "Yes Album" with Howe). Then, from "Fragile" onwards..." (Sorry, still can't do the quotes thing ...)

For me the early Yes stuff is them still trying to find their feet and define their sound - Fragile and Close to the Edge are them completely and utterly "in the zone", and after that they get all overblown and silly and I lose all interest in them except for the hit singles! Uncle Bill and I used to listen to Yes and all things prog in smoky teenage party basements back then, round at the Boyles.

Could never get into Focus, despite getting a sot of a taste for them through force-feeding myself Moving Waves. Sorry, Bill! Remember Tasavallan Presidenttii?

I have a similar situation with our own dear Manband - BGTY and BITF are in the zone, a zone which if I'm honest they don't really recapture for me until Endangered Species. But I know there are plenty of readers here who think RWL and Slow Motion are the highs, or indeed that Man never got better than the bloody awful Revelation and Prelude/Storm stuff. (2oz was alwasy something of a novelty album for me, amusing early versions.)

Could well be an age thing - as I am in my thirties the whole of that 67-72 era is something I didn't experience first hand so have the possible handicap of not knowing why something caused such a danish smoked streaky sandwich dropping stir in the first place, but also the possible benefit of being able to look at a whole catalogue objectively and just pick what I like. (Eg Atom Heart Mother  :) :) :) vs Dark Side of The Moon  :) vs Wish You Were Here  >:(). However...

I also  struggle to get into Revalation or 2oz's . I used to think that many of the great 70's bands although starting in 67/68 only really hit their stride in the 70's but maybe that's cos we were just hiting our own stride then??? What's great fun is the endless debates that this sort of stuff provides

I reckon its a mind set. If I have my 60s head on and I'm listening to a lot of psych and transitional heavier stuff then Revelation and 2 ozs fit right in.


...there's a lot of that involved too. The PYE era Man stuff was made in the sixties and sounds like it - to be listened alongside Blossom Toes, Family, Frisco stuff and it is truly contemporary and refreshing.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: William Rait on March 20, 2009, 11:08:17 AM
"could well be an age thing - as I am in my thirties the whole of that 67-72 era is something I didn't experience first hand so have the possible handicap of not knowing why something caused such a danish smoked streaky sandwich dropping stir in the first place, but also the possible benefit of being able to look at a whole catalogue objectively and just pick what I like. (Eg Atom Heart Mother  :) :) :) vs
I reckon its a mind set. If I have my 60s head on and I'm listening to a lot of psych and transitional heavier stuff then Revelation and 2 ozs fit right in."
Rob, you luckyluck B*****! As a youngster,and a Hammond Man, what is your opinion of Emerson,Lake & Palmer? Back in the day, I was very much a fan but now I find the sound(especially on Brain Salad Surgery very dated. I still like Trilogy & I can still enjoy Keith's work with Nice.

Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on March 20, 2009, 11:44:42 AM
danish smoked streaky sandwich

Strange language for a Buddist........
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: William Rait on March 20, 2009, 11:47:43 AM
How do you know that  theB***** didn't stand for Buddhist?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: William Rait on March 20, 2009, 11:56:54 AM
Sorry, the Danish smoked streaky comment is a quote from Rob the Organs previous  bit(?) blog(?) whatever these little boxes choose to be called!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on March 20, 2009, 07:46:38 PM
"could well be an age thing - as I am in my thirties the whole of that 67-72 era is something I didn't experience first hand so have the possible handicap of not knowing why something caused such a danish smoked streaky sandwich dropping stir in the first place, but also the possible benefit of being able to look at a whole catalogue objectively and just pick what I like. (Eg Atom Heart Mother  :) :) :) vs
I reckon its a mind set. If I have my 60s head on and I'm listening to a lot of psych and transitional heavier stuff then Revelation and 2 ozs fit right in."
Rob, you luckyluck B*****! As a youngster,and a Hammond Man, what is your opinion of Emerson,Lake & Palmer? Back in the day, I was very much a fan but now I find the sound(especially on Brain Salad Surgery very dated. I still like Trilogy & I can still enjoy Keith's work with Nice.



I much prefer The Nice too (first three albums at least, not so mad on "Five Bridges"), although I am very partial to "Knife Edge" and the recorded sound that Emerson got on the first two ELP albums always raises a smile (good engineering from Eddy Offord, then).

I just don't like that whole classical organ crowbarred into a rock band thing, which is why I prefer Yes with Tony Kaye rather than Rick Wakeman, I guess. Generally I much prefer organists like Ian McLagan, Bob Andrews (who play songs). Clint & Phil have been very influential (mainly Clint because he is less of a virtuoso than Phil, and does the same mix & match on guitar and organ that I also do) along with the late great Billy Preston who sweated class. I guess it would be unkind not to rasie a glass to Jon Lord for the heavier end of the market. Gregg Rolie from early Santana and not forgetting the entire back catalogue of Traffic!!

Now for sheer technique: Garth Hudson!!!!! Every time, all day long.

Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on March 20, 2009, 10:28:42 PM
Sorry, the Danish smoked streaky comment is a quote from Rob the Organs previous  bit(?) blog(?) whatever these little boxes choose to be called!
Apologies Bill should have read the earlier reports before making a comment. no malice intended.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on March 21, 2009, 02:27:11 AM
...Pete Bands BBC Yes compilation. Gotta say, I would much rather listen to that era of the band.

I'm with you on that one, Ron - although The Yes Album was good. I thought Pete Banks was great and that first Flash album was good too. Coincidentally he did do that album with Jan Akkerman - you know, the one I've never heard...

I think Yes did three good albums (ie first 2 with Banks; "Yes Album" with Howe). Then, from "Fragile" onwards...see also Focus 3!

Now, you just watch and see if Dai doesn't wade in and say that it's because Tony Kaye was a better organist (not as technical; more of a bandsman; better sound) than Wakeman...

He will use the opening chords of Yours Is No Disgrace as his evidence. I quite agree in many ways..but Dai is usually quite passionate about this one.

I'm with Ron on Flash..anybody going to shout for Badger? Peter Banks was unique in that he retained his beat-era Rickenbacker guitar right into the Gibson/Marshall era for the first two Yes albums...you can hear the chiming qualitites on "Survival" (1st), "Astral Traveller" (TAAW). Brave, if nothing else.
...i would like to say i think the very first yes album is fantastic and it's cool that there is a track called harold land after one of the greatest saxophonists of all time;bill bruford was hip in coming with that title (this in was the same era as the bobby hutcherson/harold land quintet, also one of the greatest jazz groups of all time).the guitar playing i always dug and the vibes and marimbas too.great philosophies too in the lyrics (albeit a little precious at times).great cover shot...
It's amazing, isn't it, that there's nothing definitive about music! Really it's all about what age you were, I think. So for example,

Rob the Organ says "I think Yes did three good albums (ie first 2 with Banks; "Yes Album" with Howe). Then, from "Fragile" onwards..." (Sorry, still can't do the quotes thing ...)

For me the early Yes stuff is them still trying to find their feet and define their sound - Fragile and Close to the Edge are them completely and utterly "in the zone", and after that they get all overblown and silly and I lose all interest in them except for the hit singles! Uncle Bill and I used to listen to Yes and all things prog in smoky teenage party basements back then, round at the Boyles.




  in regards to yes, when i was 12 or 13 (1982/3)i begged my father to let me go see the yessongs

movie at the somerville theatre. the first night he wouldn't give me permission.but the second night we went.

once i saw their appearance and heard the music i was blown away,it was heavy for me at the time.i like

their albums through close to the edge.i like "to be over" from relayer.i do like some of the melodies and

songs on topographic oceans.going for the one has some merit.now at this point an album was released

that actually ,if my memory serves me right,shows a picture of a smashed tomato on the actual

sleeve...umm that's a red flag at best,at worst it's a review you can trust. the title: tormato, i guess is

supposed to conjure up a tornado of tomotoes(if that is what they were going for i have to say they

succeeded brilliantly)  ...anyhow such as it is,of course i'm still a fan i'd still like to see them play today and

are interested in whatever they are up to....


I have a similar situation with our own dear Manband - BGTY and BITF are in the zone, a zone which if I'm honest they don't really recapture for me until Endangered Species. But I know there are plenty of readers here who think RWL and Slow Motion are the highs, or indeed that Man never got better than the bloody awful Revelation and Prelude/Storm stuff. (2oz was alwasy something of a novelty album for me, amusing early versions.)
...just want to weigh in,one thing that crystalizes man as one my all time favorites is the fact that

their style changed with the times, going from the 60's into the 70's(and beyond) and making impact in

different decades.i love revelation(very much the song itself too)and my all time favorite i think is

rhinos,winos and lunatics,but i like stuff from every record that i've heard so far(certainly all the ones in

between)....
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on March 21, 2009, 02:58:17 AM
...oops, caught a typo.i meant to write "was in" ,not "in was" in the first part of the post -peace...p.s. i've

heard (besides rarer stuff)man albums up to welsh connection so far, i like songs from them all... 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on March 21, 2009, 07:44:38 AM
...ahh now i feel bad(upon finding out it was rick wakeman who apparently threw the tomato.god bless rick

wakeman.i appreciate him.i don't think being in yes is a tiptoe through the tulips). after some

googlization and youtuberation,i've decided maybe there's

one good song on tormato,which would make it a worthwhile album if you

were a dj spinner(ok now i feel better)...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: merc on March 21, 2009, 11:13:43 AM
Hi Davey....ex-Yes fan here.
I bow to your musical expertise regarding the jazz musician Harold Land but I can't see that Bill Bruford had any more input other than throwing the name in. Its pretty clearly an anti-war comment with a touch of added poigniancy. Well thats the way I read it.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on March 21, 2009, 03:03:51 PM
Strikes me that there are a few bands that fall into the category of being far better in their earlier days - definitely Yes, they are almost like the torch bearers...would also add Jethro Tull, Genesis, Roxy Music...Elvis!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on March 21, 2009, 04:12:55 PM
Strikes me that there are a few bands that fall into the category of being far better in their earlier days - definitely Yes, they are almost like the torch bearers...would also add Jethro Tull, Genesis, Roxy Music...Elvis!

...The Band, The Jayhawks, The Rolling Stones (given a near half century I include everything up to Exile as early days)...

In fact... The Beatles are the only band I can think of who "warmed up" to all-cylinders performance in time for Rubber Soul and the rest.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on March 21, 2009, 05:20:12 PM
Hi Davey....ex-Yes fan here.
I bow to your musical expertise regarding the jazz musician Harold Land but I can't see that Bill Bruford had any more input other than throwing the name in. Its pretty clearly an anti-war comment with a touch of added poigniancy. Well thats the way I read it.
..peace merc.yeah i know.i read it the same.i'm glad it's not really about the tenor player because in

the song he loses his "heart".the thing  is that when i was a teen i thought the name was a coincidence at

first(even as i was listening to these two groups), but upon researching in my later years i found out bill

bruford did in fact pick the name(although yes the actual connection in subject matter ends there,unless one

wants to get deeper into some sort of alternate life angle which is a stretch at best);because i think being a

drummer with some jazz influence he was into the clifford brown/max roach group with harold land on

tenor and the name fit somehow.i wonder if harold land ever heard the song(i think he might have been hip

enough to)...it might have

been sympatico if yes and bobby hutcherson/harold land played at

the same festival in the late 60's...i have another memory of being

13, listening to yesterdays, and reading the silmarillion by tolkien(a good way for an adolescent to

escape)around christmas time...well, today is the first day of spring,glad it's here-peace-davey... 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on March 21, 2009, 08:24:12 PM
i'm glad it's not really about the tenor player because in the song he loses his "heart".

You learn something new every day - I never even knew that a jazzer had one.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on March 22, 2009, 05:41:28 PM
Re jazzers. Worth watching Dizzy Gillespie on BBC4 on Friday night just for the track "and then she stopped..." and the earnest young beatniks watching him.

On the turntable this weekend has been a selection of 70s singles.



Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on March 24, 2009, 05:00:05 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlpABKRL7UM   ...caroline taught me how to cut and paste!...bobby

hutcherson featuring harold land-peace
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on March 24, 2009, 05:04:39 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7kNKDmrT20  ....just one more for now;think this came out in '74(when i

was 4), wait maybe '72(2)-love and peace-davey
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on March 24, 2009, 05:30:00 PM
unfortunately(in my book that is at least) on the last (pat martino clip) they faded it out before the end(better to listen to the actual record)....also been listening to the man live at berkeley '76 cd that i got from effigy.i like something is happening ,the welsh connection,born with a future, along with most of the rest of it actually...peace...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on March 25, 2009, 03:37:10 PM
Re jazzers. Worth watching Dizzy Gillespie on BBC4 on Friday night just for the track "and then she stopped..." and the earnest young beatniks watching him.

Nurse, nurse..bring some...

On the turntable this weekend has been a selection of 70s singles.

...oh, no forget that, he's stabilsed again. False alarm, nurse.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on March 25, 2009, 04:27:32 PM
Re jazzers. Worth watching Dizzy Gillespie on BBC4 on Friday night just for the track "and then she stopped..." and the earnest young beatniks watching him.

Nurse, nurse..bring some...

Seriously - it's quite amusing. I videotaped it when BBC2 showed the Jazz 625 series about 100 years ago.
Now for some Django while applying for a job with Manchester Council.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: William Rait on March 25, 2009, 04:55:15 PM

Now for some Django while applying for a job with Manchester Council.
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Another Django fan! YEEEha! Just between the 2 of us do you like Fats Waller?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Colin Salter on March 25, 2009, 05:27:20 PM
Just between the three of us, Fats Waller is fab.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: William Rait on March 25, 2009, 06:04:32 PM
Just between the three of us, Fats Waller is fab.
I knew I could rely on you!!!! :D
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on March 25, 2009, 06:22:32 PM
Another Django fan! YEEEha! Just between the 2 of us do you like Fats Waller?

I'll listen but I wouldn't buy.
He's great to watch though - funny guy in a US 50s TV Uncle Tom sort of way.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on March 26, 2009, 12:12:25 AM
Another Django fan! YEEEha! Just between the 2 of us do you like Fats Waller?

...funny guy in a US 50s TV Uncle Tom sort of way.

MARTIN!  :o

Anybody else bought the box set of "Love Thy Neighbour"?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on March 26, 2009, 10:51:17 AM
MARTIN!  :o

What I meant was that under the severe segregation imposed by 1950s US TV Mr. Waller had to supplement his enormous musical talent with parody. The fact that he could do so with humour and dignity in such an environment is laudable and still makes him great to watch.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on March 29, 2009, 11:33:16 PM
This week it's been 'Decade' a double CD, The very best of Neil Young 1966-1976, lots of stuff from 'After the Gold Rush' and 'Harvest', just brilliant music and reminds me of days when I had long hair, I was thin, and the world was my oyster. Life's cruel.
Also been listening to "Back into the Future' CD released by Esoteric. The track 'Jam up Jelly Tight', two thirds in, just goes to show why Man were always better live than any other group at the time. Can say without a shadow of doubt they were the best band I ever seen live.
If anyone disagree's I will eat my latest  Man T-Shirt, XXL size, that's no mean feat.....
 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on March 30, 2009, 11:09:01 AM
I will eat my latest  Man T-Shirt, XXL size

That's Man sized.

Last weekend was a Rory Gallagher marathon.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on March 30, 2009, 01:59:00 PM
Is that a marathon bar with a picture of RG on or summat?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on March 30, 2009, 02:41:48 PM
Is that a marathon bar with a picture of RG on or summat?

Allan reads this and snickers  :D
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on March 30, 2009, 02:51:51 PM
Last weekend was a Rory Gallagher marathon.

Is it like an alternative to a Marianne Faithful Mars?

In which case I wouldn't fancy it myself, but can understand why it might have an appeal.
Think I'd better get back to the ironing.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: William Rait on March 30, 2009, 02:54:08 PM
Have none of you got anything more pressing to do? :D
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Tim W on March 30, 2009, 04:07:07 PM
...and yet another thread goes off Topic.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mark Davies on March 30, 2009, 06:02:15 PM
Have none of you got anything more pressing to do? :D
Ironing is quite pressing.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Alan Davies on March 30, 2009, 08:38:29 PM
You're all off Topic now!

This week it's been mostly A Creedence Clearwater compliation and Gorilla by the Bonzos
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on March 30, 2009, 09:21:17 PM
and Gorilla by the Bonzos

Fabulous and timeless!!!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on March 30, 2009, 09:46:54 PM
You're all off Topic now!

This week it's been mostly... the Bonzos

Ah yes, 'Trouser Press', 'Shirt'...so not quite as off topic as you thought, ironically.... ;)

Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on March 30, 2009, 11:36:53 PM
Some of the comments relating to chocolate bars have been a little bit off thread. I refuse to join in with this trend....obviously my viewpoint is a 'Galaxy' away from others that post on this site........
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on March 30, 2009, 11:52:48 PM
Some of the comments relating to chocolate bars have been a little bit off thread. I refuse to join in with this trend....obviously my viewpoint is a 'Galaxy' away from others that post on this site........

You'll get a boost when you discovered I've joined your campaign.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on March 31, 2009, 12:16:54 AM
Some of the comments relating to chocolate bars have been a little bit off thread. I refuse to join in with this trend....obviously my viewpoint is a 'Galaxy' away from others that post on this site........

You'll get a boost when you discovered I've joined your campaign.

That Delights me in a Turkish sort of way........
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mark Davies on March 31, 2009, 01:01:23 AM
Some of the comments relating to chocolate bars have been a little bit off thread. I refuse to join in with this trend....obviously my viewpoint is a 'Galaxy' away from others that post on this site........

You'll get a boost when you discovered I've joined your campaign.

That Delights me in a Turkish sort of way........
Aztec that with a pinch of salt....
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on March 31, 2009, 10:25:36 AM
...................I refuse to join in with this trend........

Well, it takes 'all sorts' I suppose.

Apart from Joan, who I presume, prefers Spanish......
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on March 31, 2009, 05:15:16 PM
Mystified by the ease with which we mutually slipped into making ironing references, and having a natural curiosity, I decided to find out why. 

Using the powerful Nationsounds Computer (this is the earlier model, equipped with Windows for Gas) I fed in the following key data: Man/Domestic Chores/Drearyness - and eagerly waited for it to be processed.
 
After a lot of whirring and clunking, it came up with the following answer: Black Sabbath.

I found this fascinating. Having a natural curiosity and a tendency to repeat myself, I decided to find out why.

The answer, it seems, is here:

I AM IRON MAN!
He was turned to steel
In the great magnetic field
When he traveled time
FOR THE FUTURE OF MAN KIND!

So there we are! We subconciously slip in domestic references as a consequence of being exposed to Geezer Butler's lyrics at a vulnerable age!

Now who thinks I'm thick? Exactly. That's better. 


Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron S on March 31, 2009, 06:31:28 PM
I've been on a quest to buy all the 60's UK 45's I can find, cheap. Mostly a load of Who singles. A nice copy of the 2nd edition of Substitute b/w Waltz For A Pig even got Karen's attention. Animals Don't Bring Me Down was another stunner. I'm still surprised how many gaps there were on the singles shelf. Several Move and Yardbirds singles are now in the collection. I'm looking at the Small Faces now.. a couple of things I'd like to have. Must say, these old 45s sound much better than any remastered CD is ever gonna sound...

The best part is I've been getting these for very good prices, even some 99p minimum bids.

Other new items include Boatclub: Matt Piucci from Rain Parade with the others from Billy Talbot band; Ideal Free Distribution, modern US psych - they may sound like a cross between the first Hawkwind and Echo and The Bunnies.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on March 31, 2009, 08:45:23 PM
Surf's Up, The Tide Is High, Omo Not My Baby and Axis Bold As Love.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on March 31, 2009, 09:09:59 PM
Surf's Up, The Tide Is High, Omo Not My Baby and Axis Bold As Love.

Are these on Ron's laundry list?

Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on March 31, 2009, 09:28:04 PM
Surf's Up, The Tide Is High, Omo Not My Baby and Axis Bold As Love.

Are these on Ron's laundry list?


Martin, Surprised your not listening to this music whilst carrying out your household duties, going by past postings.
'Surf's Up' by far and away the best album by the Beach Boys. The title track has got to be one of the most beautiful songs ever............
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on March 31, 2009, 10:21:34 PM
Martin, Surprised your not listening to this music whilst carrying out your household duties, going by past postings.
'Surf's Up' by far and away the best album by the Beach Boys. The title track has got to be one of the most beautiful songs ever............

Going by past postings I am the only one not doing any household chores.
Plus, and I'm really sorry John, but I just don't get the Beach Boys at all. Never have.

Or, sticking to this wayward thread, should that be the Bleach (Life)Bouys?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on March 31, 2009, 10:39:29 PM
Martin, Surprised your not listening to this music whilst carrying out your household duties, going by past postings.
'Surf's Up' by far and away the best album by the Beach Boys. The title track has got to be one of the most beautiful songs ever............

Going by past postings I am the only one not doing any household chores.
Plus, and I'm really sorry John, but I just don't get the Beach Boys at all. Never have.

Or, sticking to this wayward thread, should that be the Bleach (Life)Bouys?
Next time you come over your going to get a good dose of 'Surfs Up' and 'Holland' and then I'll accept your apology....graciously of course....Any plans for Grand National Day... could be a good day out over here if your interested....going back to S. Wales the weekend after.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron S on April 01, 2009, 12:29:55 AM
Surf's Up, The Tide Is High, Omo Not My Baby and Axis Bold As Love.

Are these on Ron's laundry list?



I got Surfs Up and Axis... don't have the original Tide Is High, just the Blondie version...  Omo Not My Baby? You mean Oh No Not My Baby? Got the Manfreds version, but probably not the original of that either... but then maybe you meant Yoko's Ono Not My Baby
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on April 01, 2009, 10:21:16 AM
I got Surfs Up and Axis... don't have the original Tide Is High, just the Blondie version...  Omo Not My Baby? You mean Oh No Not My Baby? Got the Manfreds version, but probably not the original of that either... but then maybe you meant Yoko's Ono Not My Baby

See. I can't tell if Ron is being ironic or ironing.  ???
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on April 01, 2009, 10:43:35 AM
See. I can't tell if Ron is being ironic or ironing.  ???

Martin....sometimes all we have to do is relax and let it all happen....
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on April 01, 2009, 11:21:08 AM
See. I can't tell if Ron is being ironic or ironing.  ???

Martin....sometimes all we have to do is relax and let it all happen....

Agreed - when left things can smooth out by themselves
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron S on April 01, 2009, 04:30:49 PM
See. I can't tell if Ron is being ironic or ironing.  ???

Martin....sometimes all we have to do is relax and let it all happen....

Agreed - when left things can smooth out by themselves

I do have Dashing Away With A Smoothing Iron, also by Manfred's MK1
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on April 01, 2009, 05:06:14 PM
Agreed - when left things can smooth out by themselves

I have a pressing engagement....
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on April 01, 2009, 05:12:48 PM
Next time you come over your going to get a good dose of 'Surfs Up' and 'Holland' and then I'll accept your apology....graciously of course....Any plans for Grand National Day... could be a good day out over here if your interested....going back to S. Wales the weekend after.

Bit short notice for this weekend John. And I suspect it's Easter the weekend you're in God's Own Country...

Just been listening to Van Der Graaf "The Least We Can Do" and "H to He".
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Jon M on April 01, 2009, 11:28:59 PM
Ariel (Bender) on Guitar?

As good as Holland and better than Surf's Up are Friends, 20/20, Sunflower and Landlocked (ultimate slacker lp until Jack Riely appeared and turned it into Surf's Up). Even Beach Boys 'Love you'.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on April 10, 2009, 07:08:59 PM
Deke Leonard and Larry Wallis recordings are on the CD's 'Hams Vol 2' and 'Hogwatch', mainly rock & roll type numbers, some good stuff though. Deke only appears on a few tracks and as far as I could ascertain, didn't appear on any of the releases on 'Hams Vol 1'. I believe at one point they were going to release an album together, I think the title was going to be 'The Men In Leather' or thats what they were going to be called. Sounds a bit camp in this day and age. These few tracks must be from those recordings.

Yeah, 'Leather Forever' in fact. It was to include stuff like 'Police Car' and 'As Long As The Price Is Right' - I was under the impression that all 8 tracks had been recorded and that Deke was on them all.

I didn't know about the two CDs mentioned, John - so thanks for that, I'll do some investigating. Hurrah! 

Hi Nick, I've been trying to find out more info on this thread. The delay has been because I've been waiting for a Larry Wallis single from the USA. The two CD's Son of Ham and Hogwatch contain lots of tracks from Pink Fairy and related bands some of which are the Larry Wallis/Deke Leonard collaboration.
You say there are 8 tracks on the unreleased album, I've managed to track down 7. The first CD released in the above series is called Silence of the Hams I think, that might just contain the eighth track. If anybody reading this has that CD please let me know if there are any Larry Wallis/Deke Leonard tracks on it. I'm pretty sure the reason I didn't buy the CD initially is because it didn't have any of these tracks, but I may be wrong.
The seven tracks are:
1/2. Police Car/On Parole - 7" single Stiff Records released 1977.
3. I Can't see what it's got to do with me - Son of Ham CD
4. Crying all Night - Son of Ham CD
5. Story of my Life - Son of Ham CD
6. Coming back again - Hogwatch CD
7. As long as the price is right - mentioned by yourself.
The CD tracks say they are from an unreleased Stiff album from 1980, although as you can see the single was released in 1977 but must come from the same session.
The CD's mentions Deke as being on second guitar, the single having a picture sleeve and room enough to mention contributors doesn't make any reference to Deke or any other musicians.

Anybody with nothing better to do this damp and dreary Bank Holiday weekend could use their time tracking down the missing eighth song..................... 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on April 10, 2009, 08:33:59 PM
The CD's mentions Deke as being on second guitar, the single having a picture sleeve and room enough to mention contributors doesn't make any reference to Deke or any other musicians.

Anybody with nothing better to do this damp and dreary Bank Holiday weekend could use their time tracking down the missing eighth song..................... 

John
In fact The Welsh Connection (subscribe now) issue 3 makes reference courtesy of Nigel Cross. I should have thought of this before, but I'd still forgotten about it at the time. The Lazza/Deke sessions were during Autumn 1980 and the bassist was George Webley, Pete Thomas on drums. They didn't get to record any vocals apart from a guide track. The songs included a new version of 'Police Car' 'I Think It's Coming Back Again' 'I Can't See What It's Got To Do With Me' 'Leather Forever' ' Price Is Right' ' 'Ever Forever Seeing Double' 'Crying All Night' and 'The Story Of My Life'.

I think we should add it to The Ron List.

Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on April 10, 2009, 09:06:10 PM
The CD's mentions Deke as being on second guitar, the single having a picture sleeve and room enough to mention contributors doesn't make any reference to Deke or any other musicians.

Anybody with nothing better to do this damp and dreary Bank Holiday weekend could use their time tracking down the missing eighth song..................... 

John
In fact The Welsh Connection (subscribe now) issue 3 makes reference courtesy of Nigel Cross. I should have thought of this before, but I'd still forgotten about it at the time. The Lazza/Deke sessions were during Autumn 1980 and the bassist was George Webley, Pete Thomas on drums. They didn't get to record any vocals apart from a guide track. The songs included a new version of 'Police Car' 'I Think It's Coming Back Again' 'I Can't See What It's Got To Do With Me' 'Leather Forever' ' Price Is Right' ' 'Ever Forever Seeing Double' 'Crying All Night' and 'The Story Of My Life'.

I think we should add it to The Ron List.



Should have known Michael would have recorded something connected to this in the TWC, I have them all, must admit subs for this year are still to be paid (cheque on its way Michael). It's nice to have all this cleared up. Agree with you someone should take this on and release the full album. I suppose it would have to get the go ahead from Larry Wallis.
I'm sure I watched a documentary about Stiff Records not long back and a company have bought all their back catalogue, can't quite remember who the company are, maybe Cherry Red or someone like that.
 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on April 10, 2009, 10:57:28 PM
Agree with you someone should take this on and release the full album. I suppose it would have to get the go ahead from Larry Wallis.

This topic sparked a vague memory.
I have an issue of a magazine called "FUZ" that was dedicated to Hawkwind, The Deviants and The Pink Fairies and in the discography it mentions a release by Larry Wallis, namely "Leather Forever / Seeing Double" that allegedly came out on Sonic SCN06 in 1984.
Intriguing huh?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on April 13, 2009, 06:14:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmL1da8VhiE  ...and...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Alan Davies on April 13, 2009, 10:00:32 PM
Saw some earlier discussion of Larry Wallis so I dug out the only stuff | have by him. - Kings of Oblivion and StiffsLiveStiffsLive... They passed a few pleasurable hours and brought back a memory or two.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on April 23, 2009, 02:01:05 AM
i am excited because i am about to listen to the esoteric rerelease of back into the future! i am excited to

hear the live version of "just for you",that's a great song...i also picked up a replacement copy for byrds

5th dimension, "i see you" and "eight miles high" are my favorites-peace out -davey
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on May 01, 2009, 03:36:50 AM
 in a moment at least cd 2 of the bitf rerelease :) ...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: paul s reilly on May 01, 2009, 11:49:40 AM
This week I have been listening on my MP3 to:
Hazards of Love, the Decemberists - beware this album is addictive
Black Sabbath, first album, once past the first track the guitar playing is just fabulous
Man, various Live performances - downloads from http://tela.sugarmegs.org/ This is a fantastic site
Various E.L.P. sometimes hard going, but some great moments
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on May 02, 2009, 08:43:45 AM
Man, various Live performances - downloads from http://tela.sugarmegs.org/

Grumble...Sugarmegs still doesn't want to play with me. Curse these typewriters!
I note that the setlist for Man's 12 May 1972 gig (Offenbach Stadthalle) includes 'Welsh R Blunt' under a different name (presumably guessed by the taper) and that the line up for this (and Darmstadt) is incorrect - they should both be the BGTY band. 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Jon M on May 11, 2009, 12:11:55 PM
Some favourites
Procol Harum - Live withe Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
Lindisfarne - Nicely out of Tune (and rather scratched) but side1 is close to perfect

But a mystery remains unsolved even after I recently bought some early Tangerine Dream (Electronic Meditations) but I still cannot find the appeal. To me it is still the sound of curtains being opened and closed to the time signature of the long clock.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on May 12, 2009, 05:13:25 AM
i just got some apple mexican beatle 33's(45 size) with two songs on each side, at bleecker st records. the

first one came out in 1970 and has a day in the life/i am the walrus(a) and strawberry fields/come

together(b).the cover has the pictures from the "let it be" cover on a red backround.the second 45 size 33

is all george baby:within you-without you/inner light(a)and love you to/i want to tell you(b).the cover

features a close up view of part of the sgt. pepper cover, showing the four beatles plus a few of their

friends in the backround. this one came out in 1971.the writing, apart from apple and the song titles, is

 in spanish.i've never seen these before.the first one makes some funny noises (due to warpedness)

on some of the tracks,but the george one is pretty seamless.i'm happy.i think they were a good deal at 15

dollars a pop -peace...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: lloydie on May 12, 2009, 01:27:55 PM
The Decemberists Hazards of love,Diamonds and coal has had another airing(me Missus likes this one)and Primal Scream Riot City Blues.Hope they put a couple more off Diamonds and coal in the set list for the UK dates. 8)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: zippy on May 12, 2009, 07:53:58 PM
StiffsLiveStiffsLive        a great album from a great tour. it certainly did the business for ian dury.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on May 13, 2009, 10:19:09 PM
Been given 3 x CD's by Atomic Rooster to listen to this week. We all remember the single 'Devils Answer' and I'm afraid that was my only involvement with the group way back when. On the back of this, many years later bought a compilation CD by them, it's very difficult to get into a group in retrospect, when your younger its so much easier i.e. only having the money to buy one LP every few months and so, play it to death, but to be truthful every track on the compilation CD sounded like the 'Devils Answer'.
The three CD's I've been given, Atomic Rooster, In the hearing of Atomic Rooster and Made in England have broadened my prospective of the bands ability, I still have a problem actually getting into them, maybe I just haven't played the music enough. There's no doubting Vince Crane's ability and unlike others don't mind lyrics that are a little on the dark side, but dare I say it, there's just too much organ, over and over again.
Before you have a go at me, groups of the same ilk at the time, Colosseum, Caravan or ELP, I have no problem with. Well maybe ELP in parts might suffer from featuring one instrument too much, the other two groups always let other instruments take the lead and when the organ kicked in was always in a melodic or something to say way.
As I said before I might just have to give a little more time.
Anyone want to give any pointers as to tracks to give greater listening to........
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Michael Heatley on May 14, 2009, 12:35:57 AM
A lot of Rooster out-takes have appeared sanctioned by guitarist John (Du) Cann who Crane saw off. The band wasn't big enough for the both of 'em, which maybe says a lot.  :(

How many bands could accommodate as many varied individual talents as Man?




Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on May 14, 2009, 02:17:05 AM
A lot of Rooster out-takes have appeared sanctioned by guitarist John (Du) Cann who Crane saw off. The band wasn't big enough for the both of 'em, which maybe says a lot.  :(

How many bands could accommodate as many varied individual talents as Man?


Fairport Convention?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on May 14, 2009, 12:31:17 PM
..and so, play it to death..

CD palyers in cars are good for this.. ..and long journeys..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: William Rait on May 14, 2009, 12:55:27 PM
I used to have a Rooster album from 1970 called Death Walks Behind You.Inside gate fold was a black&white picture of the band sitting in a graveyard looking like they were coming down from an acid trip very proto goth! 3 good tracks were the title track + Tomorrow night which was also released in a shorter form as a single and a lovely song called Nobody Else-all nice harmonics and sweet guitar then building up to a nice Rocky end. Trouble with all 3 piece outfits is that they are overly reliant usually on the lead instrument-although Rooster did have keyboards & guitar & used the Hammond to fill the bass parts as well. The artist formerly know as Rob could tell us more :D
Also due to Rob (or is it Alfie now?)'s influences I decided to listen to Argent's In deep album. One of my faves as a youth and I still enjoy it just good old fashioned Rock! You just don't get that heavy Hammond organ sound anymore(or do you?) answers in the usual place :D
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on May 14, 2009, 05:50:41 PM
I used to have a Rooster album from 1970 called Death Walks Behind You.

This is the only Rooster LP I have as well.
Never really got into them that much.
Recommend bunging the name into YouTube and enjoy a bit of nostalgia.

This week I have been reading the Heavy Metal Top 100 chart from Sounds circa 1980 that I found in a box with Kerrang 1 & 2.
This made me play some of the tracks listed... aaaah NWOBHM, the innocence, the crap...
Seeing Iron Maiden and Praying Mantis at the Top Rank in Cardiff....
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on May 15, 2009, 07:41:23 PM
I used to have a Rooster album from 1970 called Death Walks Behind You.Inside gate fold was a black&white picture of the band sitting in a graveyard looking like they were coming down from an acid trip very proto goth! 3 good tracks were the title track + Tomorrow night which was also released in a shorter form as a single and a lovely song called Nobody Else-all nice harmonics and sweet guitar then building up to a nice Rocky end. Trouble with all 3 piece outfits is that they are overly reliant usually on the lead instrument-although Rooster did have keyboards & guitar & used the Hammond to fill the bass parts as well. The artist formerly know as Rob could tell us more :D
Also due to Rob (or is it Alfie now?)'s influences I decided to listen to Argent's In deep album. One of my faves as a youth and I still enjoy it just good old fashioned Rock! You just don't get that heavy Hammond organ sound anymore(or do you?) answers in the usual place :D
Thanks for the info, managed to get hold of this album on your recommendation from the same source as the three CD's I mentioned. Your right, three very good tracks, Death Walks Behind You, Tomorrow Night and Nobody Else more listenable music in three tracks than in all three peviously mentioned CD's. A better balance of lead instruments. I think the CD's I previouly mentioned are the recent set of issues MH mentioned, lots of bonus tracks, live versions of songs, out takes, etc.
Having said that, have a listen to Tomorrow Night again, surely The Devils Answer with different lyrics......
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on May 19, 2009, 05:02:51 PM
 ...for 5 dollars "little giant"-luis gasca....cd reisssue:"psychedelic sounds in japan"-the mops(with 7 extra

tracks and some notes)...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Alan Davies on May 19, 2009, 10:40:42 PM
Genesis - Seconds Out. Shame there isn't a DVD of this.
Barclay James Harvest - Live. Just picked up the Voiceprint remaster. Very nice.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on May 20, 2009, 01:53:13 AM
 ok it's time to let a cat out of a bag.i am myself a musician and today is the  u.s. release date of our new

album :Guru "lost and found"produced by Solar.i played on this record as a multinstumentalist.i am

listening to it.tomorrow we are playing in atlanta, georgia for a one off show.i have an early flight.have to

practice some new songs from this,pack, do laundry,get a cab arrangement for me(also my czechian

house guest who is flying later in the day back to czech republic,btw we watched the roundhouse movie

last night and she liked it :) )...feel free to check out this music or not,but if you do, please listen front to

back, if you can, with an open mind, if you would.it is available overseas. Guru is a legend in hip hop.i

have the privilege of working and playing with Guru and Solar for the past 5 years and hope to be in this

group for the rest of my life.when we are on tour,we are usually called Guru's jazzmatazz featuring

Solar,Dj Doo Wop and the 7 grand players(me and Brownman)-peace-dave 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on May 20, 2009, 06:24:20 AM

..i played on this record as a multinstumentalist..

 
  :(  that's spelled "multinstrumentalist"(i think)  ;)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on May 22, 2009, 01:35:15 PM
Good luck with that Davey, I shall (of course) give your stuff a thorough listen because I can't help myself. Well I can to a degree, but you know what I mean...

Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on May 22, 2009, 02:48:19 PM
thanks nick,i will do the same for you :)...peace...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on May 24, 2009, 08:37:19 PM
You just don't get that heavy Hammond organ sound anymore(or do you?) answers in the usual place :D

Well, I do...but then I do it for a black-economy second living. But generally, Bill, sadly I'd agree no - I couldn't help but think how appallingly sappy the organ sound was on Toploader's awful hit. Grab your copy of All Good Clean Fun and listen to Sugarloaf's "Hot Water" to remind yourself of what a B3/Leslie should sound like.

Trouble with all 3 piece outfits is that they are overly reliant usually on the lead instrument-although Rooster did have keyboards & guitar & used the Hammond to fill the bass parts as well. The artist formerly know as Rob could tell us more :D


Yes, wasn't there some pretentious twaddle about "Vincent playing all the bass parts himself using a combination of pedals and strong left-hand technique?" on the sleeve notes.

The exception to the rule was Cream where the rhythm section didn't cowtow to the lead instrument and waded in too! Trouble was, Jack Bruce didn't help cement this new-found freedom as the blueprint for all trios henceforth by his choice of gear. It's probably that O.T.T. farty, dynamic-free Gibson bass sound clogging the signal up that forced every post-1967 trio to go back to the old format of a prolific instrumentalist and a compliant rhythm section (with a bassist using a Fender!).

It is not an easy ride, a three-piece : damned if you don't and damned if you do as far as rhythm section stretching out goes. For my money, ZZ Top got it right from "First Album" to "Tres Hombres". That's what a trio should be like.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on May 24, 2009, 08:43:33 PM
ZZ Top got it right from "First Album" to "Tres Hombres". That's what a trio should be like.

Aaaah. Heard it on the X and Tush. Two of the finest sub 4 minute songs on my iPod.  8)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on May 25, 2009, 02:01:10 PM
...speaking of zz top i really love billy gibbon's earlier group "the moving sidewalks"(albeit not a

trio)record:"flash", another album that i saw the cover of a few years before i heard it...this is a good song

to dance across the sky to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yb5ZjmpmMbg ...well the sun is coming

up,there's some birdies involved,there is a book club bbq today,the book we are reading(my pick :D 8)) is

the basketball diaries by jim carroll,i better finishing reading it(so i'll listen to some music while...)-davey 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on May 25, 2009, 02:22:06 PM
...speaking of zz top i really love billy gibbon's earlier group "the moving sidewalks"(albeit not a

trio)record:"flash", another album that i saw the cover of a few years before i heard it...this is a good song

to dance across the sky to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yb5ZjmpmMbg ...well the sun is coming

up,there's some birdies involved,there is a book club bbq today,the book we are reading(my pick :D 8)) is

the basketball diaries by jim carroll,i better finishing reading it(so i'll listen to some music while...)-davey 

Yes, the Sidewalks LP is very good. Ridiculously rare in this country - I've got a cassette copy of a mates bootleg somewhere.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on May 25, 2009, 03:08:46 PM
i think you can order the vinyl from akarma records-peace...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on May 25, 2009, 03:17:30 PM
    yes here are some, have to get one myself actually...peace   http://www.musicstack.com/album/moving_sidewalks/flash__lpz_re_rpz_ ...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob the Organ on May 25, 2009, 09:10:36 PM
Well found, Davey.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on May 26, 2009, 06:56:30 PM
On the car tape player last journey...

Sean Tyla - Just Popped Out
Super Furry Animals - Fuzzy Logic and Guerilla
Gordon Giltrap - Perilous Journey
Various Artists - All Good Clean Fun
Various Artists - A Gull Sampler

Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: lloydie on May 27, 2009, 01:27:47 PM
Kingdom of noise and Twang dynasty.
The Jalapenos Go Ape Great stuff !! ;D
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on May 27, 2009, 01:53:20 PM
Heard it on the X and Tush....

'Nasty Dogs And Funky Kings', 'Backdoor Love Affair'.....the drum intro to 'Gimme All Your Lovin'' is exactly the same as The Isley's 'Give It Up' but that's ok. Not sure why.

...i am myself a musician and today is the  u.s. release date of our new album :Guru "lost and found"produced by Solar.i played on this record as a multinstumentalist.....when we are on tour,we are usually called Guru's jazzmatazz featuring Solar,Dj Doo Wop and the 7 grand players(me and Brownman)-peace-dave 

Listened to your stuff, Davey....groovy and funkadelicall titallation! Credit to all concerned, what did you play?
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Post by: merc on May 27, 2009, 02:41:08 PM
Here's one for Bruford fans...oh! with some added microphone abuse! :o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i93nGzj-EOA&feature=related
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Post by: Davey on May 27, 2009, 09:55:07 PM

...i am myself a musician and today is the  u.s. release date of our new album :Guru "lost and found"produced by Solar.i played on this record as a multinstrumentalist.....when we are on tour,we are usually called Guru's jazzmatazz featuring Solar,Dj Doo Wop and the 7 grand players(me and Brownman)-peace-dave 

Listened to your stuff, Davey....groovy and funkadelicall titallation! Credit to all concerned, what did you play?
[/quote] ...thanks Nick!...well i can't say specifically until the vh1 "behind the music" 8) ;D ;) :D special comes out, but instruments i have been known to play in my life are a guitar, a bass,keyboard,saxophone,a sitar something like that.there are are two other musicians listed on the album.i'm open to try some new things,new instruments or something.but not to spread myself too thin.i'm interested in a set of vibes....i listened to some of your stuff too,i enjoyed dinphonie #19, the two tracks after it among others, keep doing your thing(but of course)...
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Post by: Davey on May 29, 2009, 12:25:38 AM
 nice movie too:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyRIG-ZXt2U
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Post by: Martin Daughton on May 29, 2009, 03:02:28 PM
nice movie too: 

This song came out as a single and CDS in 1998 with the movie mix and the original Abbey Road mix.
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Post by: Martyn Jones on May 29, 2009, 06:31:03 PM
29/5/09 In the car cd player Best of the Moody Blues and Somewhere live Joe Bonnamassa
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Post by: lloydie on May 31, 2009, 01:55:22 PM
Kingdom of noise,Neutrons Tales from the blue cocoons and Tramp with a plan.These are a local band who will be supporting Man at their Colwyn Bay gig on June 20th.Hope the sun keeps shining 8)
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Post by: mikes on May 31, 2009, 04:00:41 PM
Listening to that great Burg-Herzberg-Sampler of 2007. Annoyingly Man isn't on it ... shame they weren't complete then ...
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Post by: Alan Davies on May 31, 2009, 09:13:47 PM
Led Zep II and Houses of the Holy. Physical Graffitti primed for the car for tomorrow morning. I hear Rain Song and I can smell the bonfires at Knebworth. (Managed to go to both Zep concerts. Split up with a grlfriend as a consequence, some times you have to suffer for your obsessions.)
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Post by: Rob the Organ on May 31, 2009, 10:03:32 PM
I don't know why but have had Blodwyn Pig's "Change Song" on several times today. Scrap the silly intro and you really do have something beautiful...something hinted at on bits of "This Was", for sure.
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Post by: Pete T on June 01, 2009, 12:27:44 AM
Doors - LA woman
Beach Boys - 20/20

..just had the hotest/sunniest 3 days of the year so far in Scourie, a high of 24.1 deg c..
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Post by: Davey on June 04, 2009, 08:14:41 PM
i bought a cassette of this down the street a few months ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhVTgDKs3l4 when some of you guys were going to Man concerts this is part of what i was was digging on.you might have dug it too.they used to show it on tv every year at holidays... here's another good one:i always heard it as "rescue me" i think maybe they do say that some of the time...: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PKiTWRxeTo
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Post by: lloydie on June 05, 2009, 01:40:19 PM
Endangered Species,Tramp with a Plan and Kingdom of Noise.Ok not trademark Man but Im getting quite fond of it and a few people that have bought tickets for the Colwyn Bay gig who havent heard Man before or for a long time seemed to give the the general thumbs up.Fingers crossed. :)
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Post by: Pete T on June 06, 2009, 01:01:36 AM
..a quick blast of Ricochet and Rubycon..
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Post by: Rob the Organ on June 06, 2009, 02:46:46 AM
Endangered Species,Tramp with a Plan and Kingdom of Noise.Ok not trademark Man but Im getting quite fond of it and a few people that have bought tickets for the Colwyn Bay gig who havent heard Man before or for a long time seemed to give the the general thumbs up.Fingers crossed. :)

Hmmm, yes. I think we've all overlooked the fact that KoN could attract a crowd that maybe don't like long-winded guitar solos......
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Post by: Davey on June 13, 2009, 08:01:31 PM
 front to back baby...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0yFGFYaG9o
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Post by: Davey on June 13, 2009, 08:13:57 PM
i need a replacement copy for this...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8YfNlltVrY  ...hope everyone is

having a nice weekend,it's kind of tropically cloudy here with some holes in said clouds...
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Post by: Mike Burgess on June 16, 2009, 02:08:14 PM
Eloy- 'atlantis agony etc etc'
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Post by: Ron S on June 18, 2009, 12:26:51 AM
Just listening to Pretty Things - Parachute. The track Grass has some very lovely guitar.
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Post by: Pete T on June 18, 2009, 12:53:14 AM
Slowly putting stuff on the computer, got a Terrabyte drive, so seeing how many .wav's I can get on (none of this MP3 stuff). As my CD's are in storage at the moment until shelves are made (have to do kitchen/dinner first, then a new roof on the byre, then CD shelves!!). Just grabbing what I can for starters.

Old Grey Whistle Test (best of).
Some great stuff here..
Area Code 615 - Stone Fox Chase, this differs from my memories of it with a more "flowery" section in the middle..
Eagles - Take it easy
Allmans - Jessica
James Taylor - Shower the people
Joni - Barangrill
John Martyn - May you never
and the superb Janis Ian - At seventeen
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Post by: Rob the Organ on June 18, 2009, 09:07:24 PM
Been away in Germany on hols for a week, back tomorrow. Took the iPod and loaded it up with some new gems for the trip.

Have spent a few long train journeys revisiting Free's much-maligned "Highway" platter; "On My Way" was always a favourite and still is.
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Post by: Nick Nation on June 18, 2009, 09:55:52 PM
Area Code 615 - Stone Fox Chase, this differs from my memories of it with a more "flowery" section in the middle..

Yeah Baby!
It's the OGWT theme tune, but as Pete says a middle section that'll make you want to rip off all your clothes and start snogging everyone. Again.

They mutated into Barefoot Jerry who had some brilliant moments - 'Watchin' TV With The Radio On' is generally groovy deluxe. I just lurrrrve that shit-kickin' music. Chicken Train take mah chickens away!
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Post by: Pete T on June 19, 2009, 01:23:36 AM
Area Code 615 - Stone Fox Chase, this differs from my memories of it with a more "flowery" section in the middle..

Yeah Baby!
It's the OGWT theme tune, but as Pete says a middle section that'll make you want to rip off all your clothes and start snogging everyone. Again.

They mutated into Barefoot Jerry who had some brilliant moments - 'Watchin' TV With The Radio On' is generally groovy deluxe. I just lurrrrve that shit-kickin' music. Chicken Train take mah chickens away!

My 10 chicks are laying 10 eggs a day, anyone want any eggs?

Listening to Lee Griffiths, a mancunian singer/songwriter. Saw him at Jockstock 2004, a Jackie Leven festival in Hampshire 5 years ago. Doing a great "Sweet Baby James" at the moment. Firegarden played on friday and sunday as well.. (..played at the RMA tavern, Portsmouth on saturday), saw them there supporting Budgie a few months later..
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Post by: Davey on June 20, 2009, 05:24:04 AM
this is a track from our new album which is from hip hop's Guru produced by Solar on 7 grand records.i am a 7 grand musician, in the studio and on the road. thanks for letting me play it for you-cheers-davey http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbCTb5mZiiM
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Post by: Pete T on June 25, 2009, 12:49:36 PM
Just picked up a boxed set of Simon and Garfunkel, five albums plus bonus tracks AND the Central Park DVD all for ?8 from HMV Inverness.
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Post by: William Rait on June 25, 2009, 02:14:23 PM
Been away in Germany on hols for a week, back tomorrow. Took the iPod and loaded it up with some new gems for the trip.

Have spent a few long train journeys revisiting Free's much-maligned "Highway" platter; "On My Way" was always a favourite and still is.
Totally agree with you. Highway is an excellent album tracks like "on my way", theStealer; Soon I will be Gone & Be my Friend excellent
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Post by: Rob the Organ on June 25, 2009, 02:47:46 PM
Been away in Germany on hols for a week, back tomorrow. Took the iPod and loaded it up with some new gems for the trip.

Have spent a few long train journeys revisiting Free's much-maligned "Highway" platter; "On My Way" was always a favourite and still is.
Totally agree with you. Highway is an excellent album tracks like "on my way", theStealer; Soon I will be Gone & Be my Friend excellent

Terrible cover, though, as per the other thread!!
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Post by: Allan Heron on June 25, 2009, 04:42:03 PM
Been away in Germany on hols for a week, back tomorrow. Took the iPod and loaded it up with some new gems for the trip.

Have spent a few long train journeys revisiting Free's much-maligned "Highway" platter; "On My Way" was always a favourite and still is.
Totally agree with you. Highway is an excellent album tracks like "on my way", theStealer; Soon I will be Gone & Be my Friend excellent

Yes, indeed.   Rodgers seems particularly dismissive of this album but I think that seems to be as much to do with the fact that it was a relative failure in sales term after Fire And Water plus the success of All Right Now.   Highway's full of quite exquisite tracks (and Ride On Pony!!!).    One of Free's big problems was their identification with All Right Now which a pretty atypical song for them.
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Post by: Nick Nation on June 25, 2009, 04:51:28 PM
.....All Right Now which a pretty atypical song for them.

....although what a bass line! Especially on the long version....apologies, just speaking up for bassists here....
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Post by: Martin Daughton on June 25, 2009, 04:51:57 PM
One of Free's big problems was their identification with All Right Now which a pretty atypical song for them.

Absolutely. After listening to all the (progressive) pink island singles recently the only one that I could not listen to all the way through was All Right Now - though Hole in My Shoe came close.

I'll Be Creepin' is just a wonderful single.
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Post by: William Rait on June 26, 2009, 12:29:28 PM
.....All Right Now which a pretty atypical song for them.

....although what a bass line! Especially on the long version....apologies, just speaking up for bassists here....
What about the bass playing on live version of Mr big? The best bass solo I've ever heard
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Post by: Rob the Organ on June 26, 2009, 04:03:42 PM

What about the bass playing on live version of Mr big? The best bass solo I've ever heard

In which case, you need to hear Willie Weeks on the live Donny Hathaway LP!
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Post by: William Rait on June 26, 2009, 04:09:49 PM

What about the bass playing on live version of Mr big? The best bass solo I've ever heard

In which case, you need to hear Willie Weeks on the live Donny Hathaway LP!
WHO & WHAT ?? ???
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Post by: Nick Nation on June 26, 2009, 04:34:23 PM
What about the bass playing on live version of Mr big? The best bass solo I've ever heard

Yes, that was good as well....but I guess I prefer what he played on the long version of 'ARN' as it was more of a developed accompaniment rather than a solo. Not sure if I explained that very well.

In which case, you need to hear Willie Weeks on the live Donny Hathaway LP!

...or Willie Weeks on more or less anything he's been involved in. Especially in unlikely places - his playing on Joe Walsh's live album gave the whole thing so much spring, especially the little fills on 'Rocky Mountain Way'...but then a band is only as good as its bassist. Cough. 

WHO ?? ???

Good point, Uncle Bill - John Entwistle - new strings every gig for that all important twang!

Bernard Edwards, Pops Popwell, any of James Brown's bassists, Flabba Holt, Phil Lesh, Jack Casady, Robbie Shakespeare, Phil Lynott and Lemmy!
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Post by: Nick Nation on June 26, 2009, 04:58:55 PM
....and in the promising newcomer section, Tal Wilkenfeld - seen playing here with Jeff Beck: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIFFRHBCPzA&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIFFRHBCPzA&feature=related) but iny case it's always worth seeing close up shots of Jeff spanking his plank, as it were...
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Post by: Allan Heron on June 26, 2009, 05:07:15 PM
....and in the promising newcomer section, Tal Wilkenfeld - seen playing here with Jeff Beck: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIFFRHBCPzA&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIFFRHBCPzA&feature=related) but iny case it's always worth seeing close up shots of Jeff spanking his plank, as it were...

Off to see Mr Beck this Sunday - looking forward to it.
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Post by: Rob the Organ on June 26, 2009, 08:43:42 PM
What about the bass playing on live version of Mr big? The best bass solo I've ever heard

Yes, that was good as well....but I guess I prefer what he played on the long version of 'ARN' as it was more of a developed accompaniment rather than a solo. Not sure if I explained that very well.

In which case, you need to hear Willie Weeks on the live Donny Hathaway LP!

...or Willie Weeks on more or less anything he's been involved in. Especially in unlikely places - his playing on Joe Walsh's live album gave the whole thing so much spring, especially the little fills on 'Rocky Mountain Way'...but then a band is only as good as its bassist. Cough. 

WHO ?? ???

Good point, Uncle Bill - John Entwistle - new strings every gig for that all important twang!

Bernard Edwards, Pops Popwell, any of James Brown's bassists, Flabba Holt, Phil Lesh, Jack Casady, Robbie Shakespeare, Phil Lynott and Lemmy!

A refreshing lack of anybody from the Mayall family/British blues movement here. Dai PT and I were discussing this the other night and couldn't think of ANY we liked from that scene.

Now Sir Paul McCartney on the other hand.....
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Post by: Nick Nation on June 26, 2009, 09:28:14 PM
Now Sir Paul McCartney on the other hand.....

Yes, he was left-handed.

Ohh! I see what you mean. In fact he had some great bass lines, looping up and down....quite instrumental (oho!) in getting more bass in a mix generally.
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Post by: mikes on June 28, 2009, 02:45:31 AM
Interesting notion, the one about the Mayall family (tee-hee-hee, I never liked John himself, how's that?) ...

But, getting serious, when I saw Tal Wilkenfeld playing with Beck I immediately fell in love with that girl, with her playing and with her looks, especially when she - according to her face expression - got carried away ... amazing .... amazing ....

OINK!
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Post by: Rob the Organ on June 28, 2009, 11:52:27 AM
Interesting notion, the one about the Mayall family (tee-hee-hee, I never liked John himself, how's that?) ...

But, getting serious, when I saw Tal Wilkenfeld playing with Beck I immediately fell in love with that girl, with her playing and with her looks, especially when she - according to her face expression - got carried away ... amazing .... amazing ....

OINK!

No, me neither. You only had to read his own sleevenotes to see that he was a scoutmaster before a bandleader. Played a nice bit of piano here and there to be fair.

Martin, Ray Williams etc - like Nick Lowe,  - were never really part of the blues movement and it shows because their bass fits the style. It is the John McVie's I was talking about - the British bluesers. None of them could swing like an American bassist (even with Aynsley Dunbar!) and the trouble with so much live club/pub blues over here (from then right up to the present day) is that so many take their cues from that rather than the USA greats. And it plods. Across the water, though, The Butterfield Band, on the other hand, had Sam Lay and Jerome Arnold. Both ex-Howlin' Wolf! The difference is like night and day (I was going to say black and white but thought better of it, but there - maybe that says it plainer and better!).

It has always galled me to hear the oft cited notion that it took the UK to teach white Americans how to play the blues. Bollocks, utter bollocks! As well as the Butterfield Band (who were integrated) you only have to hear The Hawks between Ronnie Hawkins' departure and their shift toward Dylan and eventually becoming (hang on, I'll just kneel and feel unworthy) The Band. An unlikely corker is "Night Owl Blues" by the Lovin' Spoonful - thick, soulful guitar from Zal Yanovsky and some lovely harp from John Sebastian. Let us not forget also the stunning country-blues fingerstyle work of Jorma Kaukonen & Jack casady before Jefferson Airplane and - as Hot Tuna - afterwards too.

But to revert to the bass topic: Dai and I were talking recently and decided that certainly within blues/soul British bass didn't really up it's game until the arrival of Tex Comer/Norman Watt-Roy who had done their Motown homework. AWB's Alan Gorrie is a personal favourite too.

Tal Wilkenfield? I shall YouTube this delightful young lady, mikes. With the windows shut as per Martin Daughton's tennis viewing - just in case she does, indeed, get "carried away".
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Post by: Martin Daughton on June 28, 2009, 12:38:50 PM
Tal Wilkenfield? I shall YouTube this delightful young lady, mikes. With the windows shut as per Martin Daughton's tennis viewing - just in case she does, indeed, get "carried away".

I only had the windows shut - it sounds like you may need the curtains shut!  :o
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Post by: Davey on June 29, 2009, 02:54:20 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUze8BgDC8w
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Post by: Davey on June 29, 2009, 04:35:02 AM
and this was part of michael jackson's peak for me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hK3Y1Ehv9c&feature=fvst
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Post by: Davey on June 29, 2009, 09:50:48 AM
i've been unwinding,the nights have started to get nice http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHG2Dtb_QqA
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Post by: Davey on June 29, 2009, 10:07:54 AM
and just one more for now:the bass line is nice here! as are wayne shorter's saxophones and josef zawinul's keyboards(and the rest of the track)peace...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kxzewfdt9gI
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Post by: Martin Daughton on June 29, 2009, 12:03:11 PM
and this was part of michael jackson's peak for me:

"This video is not available in your country due to copyright restrictions. "

Thank buddah for small mercies.
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Post by: Martin Daughton on June 30, 2009, 12:28:05 PM
Yesterday I spent recording all the pink scroll Charisma singles (except Genesis) for a mate.

I'd forgotten how good some of them were...
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Post by: Allan Heron on June 30, 2009, 12:43:39 PM
Yesterday I spent recording all the pink scroll Charisma singles (except Genesis) for a mate.

I'd forgotten how good some of them were...

And near the top of that list would be (imo) Lindisfarne's Clear White Light (Part Two).   Not sure they ever did anything quite that delicious ever again.
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Post by: Pete T on July 06, 2009, 12:35:01 AM
Steve Hillage
"L"
Live Herald

Beatles
Sgt Peppers
Alternate Sgt Pepper
Magical Mystery tour

Man
1994 Official Bootleg

Helps
Strange Affair
Return Of Ken

Steve Miller
King Biscuit 1973 & 1976
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Post by: lloydie on July 06, 2009, 01:06:21 PM
Stray Anthology a blast from the past
Decemberists Hazards of love
Prodigy Invaders must die

We were all jumping up and down to Conflict of interest and Popemobile after the pub on Friday night. :)
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Post by: Alan Davies on July 06, 2009, 08:25:59 PM
Ducks Deluxe - Ducks Deluxe
Psychedelic Furs - Mirror Moves
SRV - Live Alive
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Post by: Martin Daughton on July 07, 2009, 12:28:22 PM
Quicksand - Home is Where I Belong
Montrose - Montrose
Love Sculpture - Forms and Feelings
Noir - We Had to Let You Have It
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Post by: William Rait on July 07, 2009, 02:13:09 PM
A friend sent me some old old memories from our misspent youth....
Dog of 2 Head & Piledriver by Quo Free at Last and Free Live. Hadn't heard the Quo albums since about 1976 and had forgotten that they were really quite good and a lot more musically varied in their earlier days.
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Post by: Alan Davies on July 07, 2009, 08:36:15 PM
Piledriver was a big album for me. Big Fat Mama & Oh Baby were in the set of my first teenage band. Never got to gig them unfortunately, musical differences even at 16 years old!!! For me there's not a bad track on Piledriver. Never owned Dog but I bought a Pye compilation which covered Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon and DO2H. Some great stuff. Tracks like Umleitung & Railroad set the path for their later extended live workouts. I loved Hello, saw them last live on the tour promoting the Quo album and then fell out of love with them and moved onto other stuff.
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Post by: William Rait on July 08, 2009, 09:46:48 AM
Piledriver was a big album for me. Big Fat Mama & Oh Baby were in the set of my first teenage band. Never got to gig them unfortunately, musical differences even at 16 years old!!! For me there's not a bad track on Piledriver. Never owned Dog but I bought a Pye compilation which covered Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon and DO2H. Some great stuff. Tracks like Umleitung & Railroad set the path for their later extended live workouts. I loved Hello, saw them last live on the tour promoting the Quo album and then fell out of love with them and moved onto other stuff.
Yeah, me too. I saw them only once when they were recording the live album at the legendary Apollo theatre here in Glasgow. I think that was 74/75 and then i too moved onto other things like Free, Fleetwood Mac,Focus, ELP, Yes oh and an obscure little Welsh band who were always changing their lineup... :D
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Post by: Nick Nation on July 08, 2009, 11:56:50 AM
Stray Anthology a blast from the past

Saturday Morning Pictures was great....wish I still had it. Plus it was on Transatlantic which had a rather nice label....

Quicksand - Home is Where I Belong

Correct me if I'm wrong Martin, but wasn't this recorded after Sir William of Youatt had left them?

Hadn't heard the Quo albums since about 1976 and had forgotten that they were really quite good...

Yes, 'Quo' is my favourite, plenty of Alan Lancaster input. Ironic quote time -  bearing in mind the 'Dustpipe' demo, he left as he no longer thought they were playing 'man's music'.


 
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Post by: Allan Heron on July 08, 2009, 12:28:08 PM
Yes, 'Quo' is my favourite, plenty of Alan Lancaster input. Ironic quote time -  bearing in mind the 'Dustpipe' demo, he left as he no longer thought they were playing 'man's music'.

Always a downside on any Quo album imo.   I think "Quo" is the weakest effort from their "classic" period precisely because of the preponderance of Lancaster songs.  He left his best work behind on Dog Of Two Head.
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Post by: lloydie on July 08, 2009, 01:17:52 PM
Piledriver was the first album I bought used to go and look at it for weeks in Woolworths until I had enough money to purchase.Second one was Demons and Wizards Uriah heep who I shall see in the Memories of Woodstock festival in a few weeks in Shrewsbury.loads of old bands playing.If Man were on would have been the icing on the cake. :)
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Post by: Martin Daughton on July 08, 2009, 02:44:28 PM
Quicksand - Home is Where I Belong

Correct me if I'm wrong Martin, but wasn't this recorded after Sir William of Youatt had left them?

You are correct sir.
He (Michael Youatt) is credited as composing "Seasons".

Now, does anybody know where the LP cover photo was taken?
I looked here but it didn't help.
www.rubymazurgallery.com/ (http://www.rubymazurgallery.com/)
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Post by: Nick Nation on July 08, 2009, 05:41:07 PM
Now, does anybody know where the LP cover photo was taken?

Yes, Martin. The powerful Nationsounds Computer Facility (with the latest version of Windows for Gas) reveals that the precise location was in fact, Wales.

....Uriah heep....

...and one more time: 'There I Was On A July Morning, I've Got A Beautiful Suit'.
Ahhh, still makes me chuckle.   
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Post by: Dai Port Talbot on July 08, 2009, 07:42:50 PM
Quicksand were the first band I ever saw. Supporting Groundhogs at the Gwyn Hall, Neath sometime in 1971.

All I can remember is that they closed the set with a cover of Paranoid and the rhythm guitarist was jumping up and down in time.

I'd hazard that the front cover picture is somewhere in Port Talbot, while the back and insert pictures are somewhere up the Neath valley - doesn't look poxy enough to be the Afan valley.

Michael, since Northdown appear to have published the Hogs' book, could you give me an exact date?
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Post by: Michael Heatley on July 08, 2009, 10:12:59 PM
Buy a copy you mean b*gger! I've got several boxes in the dining room.  :'(

Failing that, 22nd October 1971.  :D
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: merch on July 09, 2009, 12:36:23 AM
Obviously look out for the 'tbc's' but keep a summer eye out on this lot!! :o
 
Blood Sweat and Tears       
Focus                 
Jefferson Starship
Uriah Heep         
Steve Howe             
Asia
The Carl Palmer Band         
Jack Bruce and Robin Trower
Melanie             
It?s a Beautiful Day           
Curved Air               
Wishbone Ash         
The Strawbs             
Jethro Tull
Barclay James Harvest with the National Symphony Orchestra
Viva Santana
Mostly Autumn???and many more

http://www.new-dawn-events.co.uk/woodstock/

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Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on July 09, 2009, 09:09:33 AM
I would like to offer my congratulations to the honourable John Bannon esquire for initiating the topic that, by reaching 500 replies, is far and away the most popular and, oddly for this hallowed slice of cyber-turf, the most undeviated from.
Probably.
Not including this post.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: lloydie on July 09, 2009, 10:12:11 AM
Hope the weather keeps up for this Shrewsbury bash 8)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on July 09, 2009, 12:46:44 PM
I would like to offer my congratulations to the honourable John Bannon esquire for initiating the topic that, by reaching 500 replies, is far and away the most popular and, oddly for this hallowed slice of cyber-turf, the most undeviated from.

Yes, well done, John - an excellent topic, although I think we can add MRI Scans to the list of things I don't like. Bzzzzt. Had 30 minutes at Regulo 8 head first. Not a good day to wear my baco foil underwear. I kept my eyes shut all the way through for fear of claustrophobia. And Jah knows why it's so noisy in there.....curse the Lorentz Force. Hours later and metallic objects still keep attaching themselves to me. Zzzzt. There goes another one....receiving a call for a cab at 35 Acacia Crescent....
 

Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Dan Singh on July 09, 2009, 08:30:57 PM
Yes, well done, John - an excellent topic, although I think we can add MRI Scans to the list of things I don't like. Bzzzzt. Had 30 minutes at Regulo 8 head first. Not a good day to wear my baco foil underwear. I kept my eyes shut all the way through for fear of claustrophobia. And Jah knows why it's so noisy in there.....curse the Lorentz Force. Hours later and metallic objects still keep attaching themselves to me. Zzzzt. There goes another one....receiving a call for a cab at 35 Acacia Crescent....

Yeah, yeah, but what albums were you listnin' to..?
The other question, did they find anything, you know, a brain perhaps..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on July 09, 2009, 09:19:16 PM
The other question, did they find anything, you know, a brain perhaps..

No brain, no...

Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on July 09, 2009, 09:34:02 PM
While on the subject of no brains, I've been listening to Iron Maiden all evening starting with the debut album and I'm up to Piece Of Mind.

All hope is gone..........
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on July 09, 2009, 10:25:03 PM
No brain, no...

It sounds like you are being attacked by.... a brain!!!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: mikes on July 12, 2009, 10:08:51 PM
Did you run to the hills, Allan?  ;)  I tend to think there has to be one Maiden day a month. Don't we all get way too intellectual from time to time?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on July 12, 2009, 10:17:26 PM
I've been a chillin' with

Ashra - Blackouts

and going Dutch with

Earth and Fire - Earth and Fire
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: William Rait on July 13, 2009, 09:43:55 AM
I've been a chillin' with

Ashra - Blackouts

and going Dutch with

Earth and Fire - Earth and Fire
I used to sit up all night drinkin' & smokin' etc with friends and often we would play New Age of Earth by Ashra just as the sun came up. Those were simpler times...
Last night was listening to John Martyn (God rest him) Solid Air  & One World.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Dai Port Talbot on July 13, 2009, 06:44:42 PM
Buy a copy you mean b*gger! I've got several boxes in the dining room.  :'(

Failing that, 22nd October 1971.  :D

I will buy a copy. Do you have a web shop?

Thanks for the info. I'll find some way to celebrate on 22nd october 2011
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on July 17, 2009, 12:53:43 AM
Many Thanks for kind the words a few posts ago - it wasn't a difficult theme to put up Man followers (decent music) were always going to be into a lot of other music and not necessarily mainstream. I've gained so much information from this thread.
Just got back from a well deserved holiday in Greece. As per usual packing was left to the last minute and the same as last year, threw a load of CD's into a bag to listen to whilst soaking up the sun. Before you have a go at me for not downloading a load of music onto an ipod, believe me when I say CD's are new to me.... I can't keep up with all this new technology. In my haste I even packed a CD cleaner, not quite what you want to listen to with a cool pint of Mythos in your hand.
Some of the music I managed to pack was sent by fellow Man forum members, I'd like to thank Alan D., Mike. C. and Martin. D. for the music they sent me over the last year....they know who they are, it's been very much appreciated.
The first album I will always take with me on a seaside holiday is Into the Chill by Tweke Lewis, the first time I heard this was two years ago whilst on holiday, and now a holiday wouldn't be the same without it. Stand out tracks are No. 4, 12 and 16, to find out more......
 buy it, I think MH might have some copies left.

Managed to get hold of a copy of the very first live concert by the new Man line-up at Charly's in Oldenburg, Germany on 24/04/09. I must admit I wasn't expecting it to be anything of note, with it being a new line up.
I was surprised at how together the band sounded, with two new band members on board. They've managed to get it together in a very short space of time, very professional....Stand out for me are the new tracks introduced by Josh Ace.... I think he's going to be a songwriter of some note.   

Shoved in a few Classic Music compilations as well, I'm not a great lover of opera, 'Cha gelida manina' by Puccina from La Boheme has got to be the most beautiful song ever. Outshines 'Nessun Dorma' in everyway. It's heart rendering, sound like a man declaring his undying love for the woman of his dreams, on the other hand its spoken in another language, so could be about his latest trout fishing expedition, anyway I don't care, it's beautiful.

Onto the find of this holiday, I've always rated Alkatraz as being one of the better spin off groups from the Man break ups and the mini CD 'Dancing with Lesbians Tour' by them in 2001 in Holland just confirms this. I always keep in touch with Man and related things and sadly I missed this at the time. Contains four tracks, 'Movin to the Beat' by Keith (Moggs) Karrot, 'Hold on to my Baby' by Will Youatt, 'Psycho Killer' by Talking Heads (probably the weakest song on the album, and that says a lot) and 'Living in the World' by Youatt/Ryan.
The line up is Keith (Moggs) Karrot on keyboards/vocals, Gareth Powell on Synth guitar, Ian Colfer on Drums, Clive Roberts on slide guitar/vocals and Will Youatt on Bass/vocals.
Played this every single day and never got tired of it....good music at it's very best.
Will Youatt promised us some years back, they were going to release some more music.....just didn't materialize at the time....all I can say and I realize Clive is no longer with us, music at 50% of the quality of this CD is going to be better than a lot of music around at the moment.
So Will, if you read this forum please give us some more.................

 
 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Iowerth Pritchard on July 17, 2009, 11:19:28 AM
John - where did you get your Alkies "Dancing with Lesbians Tour" mini CD from?  I thought this had been shelved because a full length disc was to be released instead.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on July 17, 2009, 01:10:10 PM
John - where did you get your Alkies "Dancing with Lesbians Tour" mini CD from?  I thought this had been shelved because a full length disc was to be released instead.
-ditto-
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on July 17, 2009, 02:55:38 PM
Right about now it's Miles Davis's 'In A Silent Way'. It's all wavey and ebbing and flowing, nothing too scary...includes a young languid John Mclaughlin before he went all widdly widdly. Probably the most mellow and groovy MD.   
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Dai Port Talbot on July 17, 2009, 06:37:13 PM
Coincidentally, and much to Rob's disgust, I've been listening to the Five Peace Band album (John McLaghlin, Chick Corea, Vinnie Colaiutta) this week. A mighty fine rendition of In a Silent Way/Shh Peaceful on this platter. The wife's horror at hearing it confirmed it as a stayer.

Also Levon Helm - Electric Dirt

The Very Best of Joe Brown - for his take on I'll See You in My Dreams
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: lloydie on July 17, 2009, 08:21:55 PM
Gangstabilly and Southern Rock Opera by Drive by Truckers have been revisited this week still lots of Stray too.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on July 17, 2009, 11:21:08 PM
John - where did you get your Alkies "Dancing with Lesbians Tour" mini CD from?  I thought this had been shelved because a full length disc was to be released instead.
-ditto-
Hi Pete, Tried getting in touch with you by email, just not happening...have you changed your email address.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on July 22, 2009, 08:50:02 AM
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0wnc-eBRbg nice time of year for this it reminds me
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on July 22, 2009, 04:08:10 PM
Has anyone ever remarked on the similarity between Quicksand's "Flying" and Hawkwind's "You Know You're Only Dreaming"?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on July 22, 2009, 07:08:18 PM
Has anyone ever remarked on the similarity between Quicksand's "Flying" and Hawkwind's "You Know You're Only Dreaming"?

Funny you should say that Martin. No.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Alan Davies on July 23, 2009, 08:47:53 PM
Trip to Leeds yesterday nicely accompanied by David Bowie - Scary Monsters (more than a couple of Blur influences on this) Eels - Electroshock Blues and Barclay James Harvest Live.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on July 23, 2009, 10:06:53 PM
On the drive down to Dinas Powys - The 2 Neutrons LPs and Alkatraz.
On the drive back - Sam Gopal "Escalator", Motorhead "On Parole" and Paganini's 1st and 4th violin concertos.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on July 23, 2009, 10:21:10 PM
Just downloaded some old Charlatans stuff from 1966-69 (been on Dime for sometime - filter west coast, it's halfway down the second screen)

I'm alabama bound..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: zippy on July 24, 2009, 11:09:40 AM
Trip to Leeds yesterday nicely accompanied by David Bowie ........
name dropper. didn't realise he'd moved oop north.
 going through an island box set the youngest child bought me for a birthday present. there certainly was a lot more variety and experimentation happening then than there is now...... or am i just getting old?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron S on July 24, 2009, 06:24:55 PM
Just downloaded some old Charlatans stuff from 1966-69 (been on Dime for sometime - filter west coast, it's halfway down the second screen)

I'm alabama bound..

yes, the live version of Alabama Bound is dang good...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on July 26, 2009, 04:33:18 PM
Taking the car for its MOT, listened to High Tide "High Tide".
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on July 27, 2009, 01:18:24 AM
Listened to a lot of Helps (the Dime releases - thanks Mike), some Byzantium (the band that failed to make Truckers because of the power cut), Flying pigs, some Man (ES and Undrugged, not to mention BITF, and currently C'mon from the official bootleg [never liked the way Pugwash faded out of the intro..]. - Media player says I've got 21 Man albums, 153 songs and 20.1 hours, still have more to upload..), and a bit of Edgar Winter. (Frankenstein - Dah dah dah dah da-da dah daaa..)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Alan Davies on July 27, 2009, 11:38:08 PM
Drove down to Swansea at the weekend. Played my favourite M4 album - Back Into the Future. I love the remastered xersion. The drum sound on the studio tracks is just awesome. You can almost feel the sticks bouncing on the intro to Just For You.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: zippy on July 28, 2009, 04:14:12 PM
genesis - lamb lies down.....  still brilliant album except for the final track, it. it just seems tacked on as as closer for when the lamb was done live. you can imagine the conversation about things getting a bit heavy towards the end of the album  when someone suggests doing a cheery finale so the audience leave happy and they all agree so they can go home.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: lloydie on July 29, 2009, 01:11:53 PM
Bought a load of old Stray reissues from play.com so running through them at moment also just purchased there new cd Valhala a very polished rocking affair.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on July 29, 2009, 01:42:21 PM
Yr by Steve Tibbetts
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: William Rait on July 29, 2009, 05:31:11 PM
Dug out my old copy of Spirit's "Future Games". Any of you brainiacs know if this the 1st example of sampling?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on July 29, 2009, 06:59:03 PM
Dug out my old copy of Spirit's "Future Games". Any of you brainiacs know if this the 1st example of sampling?

Didn't a little known band use samples of a Mercury space flight transmission on their LP "Revelation"?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on July 29, 2009, 08:07:45 PM
Dug out my old copy of Spirit's "Future Games". Any of you brainiacs know if this the 1st example of sampling?

One of my favourites, Bill....but there has been others, including the boys as Martin says - although perhaps these could more be regarded as being sound effects. When I think of the word 'sample' in music terms I tend to think of things like 'Relax' by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, where one note of Norman Watt-Roy's bass was sampled then sequenced into a song on a computer type of thing.

Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on July 29, 2009, 08:44:05 PM
The JAMMS - 1987 (What the Fuck Is Going On?)

Both samples and sound effects and hilarious.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: zippy on July 31, 2009, 11:33:10 AM
Dug out my old copy of Spirit's "Future Games". Any of you brainiacs know if this the 1st example of sampling?
a great album,especially with the headphones on.well ahead of it's time.still listen to it now and then along with potatoland..... not at the same time i hasten to add.
 on at the moment-  nude by camel. bought it on cassette when it was first released, played it until the sound quality degraded and forgot about it until earlier this week. there's an odd thread on the hawkwind fansite about what music you'd want playing in the church/chapel/ crem etc as you were taken in/ out on the day of your departure from this mortal realm and for some reason two tracks from nude popped into my head  landscapes and nude's return. dashed over to spotify, stuck them on and was impressed by the album all over again. landscapes has incredibly haunting melodies and a similar feel to silent sorrow in empty boats from genesis's lamb lies down (another great album) which suggest a deep yearning, which in the context of the album is brilliant. nude's return on the other hand is quite uplifting in a sailing into the sunset ,a bit like the elves off to the Grey havens, elegiac way
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: William Rait on July 31, 2009, 11:36:58 AM
What a great topic for a new strand-well done Zippy :) Let's start one!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron S on July 31, 2009, 04:35:31 PM
Dug out my old copy of Spirit's "Future Games". Any of you brainiacs know if this the 1st example of sampling?
a great album,especially with the headphones on.well ahead of it's time.still listen to it now and then along with potatoland..... not at the same time i hasten to add.


a real favorite here... I may go grab my copy and put it in the bag for today's radio show....
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on July 31, 2009, 08:40:46 PM
....a great album,especially with the headphones on.well ahead of it's time.still listen to it now and then along with potatoland.....

Aha! Special mention of 'So Happy Now', possibly the best short song that ever be....and which version of 'Potatoland'?! I admit to liking the new songs they put on the second version ('Open Up' etc) even though they had absolutely nothing to do with the original....and Dark Star magazine had different tracks again on a flexi disc which I thought should have been on....and Ed Cassidy....he was old even when he was young.

I like Spirit (and especially Cassidy) so much that one of the tracks from the eagerly awaited 'HMS Dinafore' CD ('Dinafore Jam') is based on 'Tampa Jam' from 'Spirit of 76'....I might bung it onto my myspace site in a bit.

'Oi! You leave my Dad alone!'
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: zippy on August 01, 2009, 02:32:22 PM


....and which version of 'Potatoland'?!

has to be the original complete with the funky bass line on potatoland theme and morning light so loved at the time but sadly missing from the 2nd version
at present listening to aliens by malcolm morley from 2001. found it in a box of cd's and tapes in the bedroom wardrobe which were put there during decorating many years ago and sadly forgotten about.
in the same box      stone free - a paul kossoff compilation
 english settlement by xtc
muddy waters' blues - a paul rodgers tribute to muddy with a 'free' bonus cd of various free and bad company songs
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on August 01, 2009, 08:35:17 PM
has to be the original complete with the funky bass line on potatoland theme and morning light so loved at the time but sadly missing from the 2nd version...

Zippy - I could have got thoroughly confused (not a first) but I think you are referring to the 1980s version on Rhino Records...this was in fact the second version.

The original was from 1971 and not released. Inevitably the powerful and compelling Nationsounds archive has a very scratchy version of this. An expanded version of this was finally released in 2006 or thereabouts.

Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: zippy on August 03, 2009, 01:33:47 PM
has to be the original complete with the funky bass line on potatoland theme and morning light so loved at the time but sadly missing from the 2nd version...

Zippy - I could have got thoroughly confused (not a first) but I think you are referring to the 1980s version on Rhino Records...this was in fact the second version.

The original was from 1971 and not released. Inevitably the powerful and compelling Nationsounds archive has a very scratchy version of this. An expanded version of this was finally released in 2006 or thereabouts.


 i did indeed mean mean the second version, which was the first officially released version as opposed to the 3rd version, which was the 1st version officially released with a few add ons in 2006 as you correctly point out


Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on August 03, 2009, 03:54:49 PM
i did indeed mean mean the second version, which was the first officially released version as opposed to the 3rd version, which was the 1st version officially released with a few add ons in 2006 as you correctly point out

I'm building up an aversion...

Listening to Rush "Caress of Steel" while building a Super Furry Animals Creation promos Frontpage web.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on August 03, 2009, 04:17:27 PM
...i did indeed mean mean the second version, which was the first officially released version as opposed to the 3rd version, which was the 1st version officially released with a few add ons in 2006 as you correctly point out

In that case all is boom shanka! Have dug out the Dark Star promo single, features 'Midnight Train' and a different 'Potatoland Theme', but being on a flexi disc is appalling quality.

...one of the tracks from the eagerly awaited 'HMS Dinafore' CD ('Dinafore Jam') is based on 'Tampa Jam' from 'Spirit of 76'....I might bung it onto my myspace site in a bit.

Said track is now on my myspace site, but a warning to others out there with a myspace music site - gremlins, rhinos, winos and lunatics have been at work and the player will either play one song then stop, or not play at all! Manual operation is therefore required! Meanwhile, 'Dinafore Jam', complete with text-to-speech converter, is up there. The plot?

Well...as you know, the Dinafore holds a Jazz Club in the Bar every Tuesday. Little Buttocks, a dope dealer, is canoodling with the Captain but he explains that any liaison would be impossible due to her lowly social station. She then reveals that she was the Captain and Ralph?s foster mother and that they were accidentally swapped at birth. So as Ralph is now captain and the Captain now a mere sailor, it would allow a  marriage between all of them. On hearing this, Josephine completely freaks out at the prospect of marrying Ralph as part of the appeal for her was the thought of getting a bit of rough with someone she shouldn't. Consequently she becomes far more interested in Pirate Gangs as they seem a bit more exciting than some Mummy's boy with a bad back. So with the Captain and Little Buttocks otherwise engaged, she takes control of The Dinafore and promptly sets sail to try and get some action. Having fed Sunflower, the Dinafore's Chinese Cat, they get hopelessly lost at sea and encounter The Nikado somewhere near Gosport. The Major General, meanwhile, despite feeling guilty because he lied about being an orphan, decides to summon the police to tackle them the pirates. At the same time, Frederic, Ruth and the Pirate King are in a deep conversation in which it transpires that Frederic was apprenticed until his twenty first birthday, not his twenty first year. Being born on a leap day, this makes him five and therefore still a pirate. As a reborn pirate, he tells them of the Major General's lie. The other pirates are assembled and organise a confrontation on their mobiles. Despite the police using the controversial 'kettling' tactic, they are completely trounced.

It's all so obvious, I don't know why nobody's done it already.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: zippy on August 04, 2009, 11:18:40 AM
on at present, another one from the box. bob catley's middle earth. not bad but can understand why it was a box victim. dated by content.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mark Davies on August 04, 2009, 01:01:06 PM
It's all so obvious, I don't know why nobody's done it already.

You are completely hatstand. Keep up the good work  :)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: zippy on August 05, 2009, 02:24:27 PM
big express - xtc. bought a copy this week with extra tracks which only appeared on the cassette version when the album came out.it does seem to hang together a lot better. it's got an air of lost innocence about it in places.

this is one of my favourite lyrics. always reminds me of growing up near the railway wagon works where i lived as a child in the 60's. it's gone now. closed in the 80's despite being the only profiatble wagon works at the time. the town's gone as well. now just a collection of private rented drug ghettos,  useless take aways and bewidered pensioners wondering what the **** is going on.

so much for the post war dreams of the 50's


The Everyday Story Of Smalltown

Smalltown, snoring under blankets
Woken by the clank
It's just the milkman's dawn round
Smalltown, hiding undercovers
The lodgers and the lovers
Are asleep 'round Smalltown

Shiney grey black snake of bikes
He slithers
Bearing up the men and boys
To work
We're standing in poplar lines
Making alarm clocks that'll wake our wives up
Don't ask us, we haven't the time
We're racing the hooter that'll signal life's up

Smalltown, crouching in the valley
Woken by the sally army
Sunday marchround
Smalltown, coughing in the toilet
Who on earth would spoil it
Would they pull down Smalltown?

If it's all the same to you
Mrs Progress
Think I'll drink my Oxo up
And get away
It's not that you're repulsive to see
In your brand new catalogue nylon nightie
You're too fast for little old me
Next you'll be telling me it's 1990

I have lived here for a thousand years or maybe more
And I've sheltered all the children who have fought the wars
And as payment they make love in me
In squeaky beds
In bicycle sheds
Inside of their heads
As singles and weds
As Tories and Reds
And that's how I'm fed
And that's how I'm fed

Smalltown, snoring under blankets
Woken by the clank
It's just the milkman's dawn round
Smalltown, hiding undercovers
The lodgers and the lovers
Are asleep 'round Smalltown

Smalltown, crouching in the valley
Woken by the sally army
Sunday marchround
Smalltown, coughing in the toilet
Now who on earth would spoil it
Will you pull down Smalltown

Smalltown
Smalltown

sorry to be bitter but sometimes you wonder what it's all about. i know people look back with rose coloured glasses but it really was a different world
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on August 09, 2009, 09:41:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgXVkeLDcho ... last night/early a.m. (from a site called musicstack.com)  i ordered some vinyl: maximum darkness ,beware of the shadow by the helps,and replacement copies for the welsh connection,and for those who chant and i was born to love you by luis gasca...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on August 10, 2009, 01:02:29 AM
..enjoy the shadow..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on August 10, 2009, 05:21:39 AM
thanks.first word received that this particular record is on its way.i have to hear the original version of american mother among other things...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrVnm66joQk ;they show cannonball when they they should have shown 'trane,but that's ok, it just points to just listen to the music;a lot of times i like it when they just show the album cover; apparently as you may know bill evans was instructed to play "block" chords...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on August 10, 2009, 06:07:56 AM
...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS2cJLiRj5k&feature=PlayList&p=5915A0E2A3F2881A&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=21 ...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on August 15, 2009, 05:55:11 PM
beware the shadow by help yourself vinyl just arrived today.just listening to american mother,have to listen to the rest when i get back from out of town on thurs.it's in nice condition with what a nice cover...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Jules on August 16, 2009, 02:44:28 AM
A bit retro so far this weekend:

Status Quo - Piledriver
Steely Dan - Countdown To Ecstacy (spotted a very defnite Neutrons moment in there somewhere)
Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on August 16, 2009, 10:15:05 AM
Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous

That's really spooky coz I dug that album out yesterday - I had a real penchant to hear Emerald and Rosalie again.

While I make my chicken stew I'm listening to "You and Me Baby. An Evening With Annie Ross".
Mmmm. Nice.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Alan Davies on August 16, 2009, 10:20:55 AM
Piledriver was a big album for me. Not a duff track on it. Big Fat Mama and Oh Baby were in the setlist of my first teenage band.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on August 16, 2009, 11:36:31 AM
Piledriver was a big album for me. Not a duff track on it. Big Fat Mama and Oh Baby were in the setlist of my first teenage band.

Spooky 2 (geddit?) - you said the same thing on July 7th in this very thread.
I can't even listen to them as I have never owned said LP.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on August 17, 2009, 02:39:20 PM
Steely Dan - Countdown To Ecstacy (spotted a very defnite Neutrons moment in there somewhere)

'Your Gold Teeth?'

I had a real penchant to hear Emerald and Rosalie again.

'Emerald' is a boom shanka of a track. Thing is...you may recall how shocked/disgusted/bitter/twisted we were on finding out that 'Max Dark' wasn't quite the 'live' album we thought it was...so I'd better say nothing about Thin Lizzy's 'Live And Dangerous'....
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on August 17, 2009, 09:21:20 PM
....more fun that going to Southampton Airport Parkway....

Haha, from Southampton Airport, you can get to Inverness Airport for ?40, then 2 hours drive to the "Southlands"
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on August 17, 2009, 11:47:06 PM
..currently blasting "In search of space", with many v's..
..you're getting aware, you get no air, you're get nowhere..

I can't think of any Quo I have amongst my discs.. may have pictures of matchstickmen on a comp somewhere..
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Post by: Mike Burgess on August 18, 2009, 09:01:41 AM
Nick Lowes Bentford trilogy
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on August 18, 2009, 03:45:17 PM
beware the shadow by help yourself vinyl just arrived today.just listening to american mother,have to listen to the rest when i get back from out of town on thurs.it's in nice condition with what a nice cover...
correction  actually i brought this record with me on this vacation but we have to find someone with a turntable.the woman im visiting has a tattoo that matches part of the cover. peace from  prague... 
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Post by: Davey on August 21, 2009, 06:42:10 AM
ok didn't get to a turntable;now back in brooklyn; this thing is spinning; i imagine the cover as taking place in prospect park...ohh, i'm starting with the same cut yeah uh huh that's right...mmm that's nice...   
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Colin Salter on August 21, 2009, 09:31:24 AM
God, I LOVED Beware the Shadow. It was a record I discovered for myself, instead of just hearing it round at a mate's house or a party, so I was especially proud of owning it. Played it endlessly in my room, knew it backwards, loved it, immersed myself completely in it, got lost, especially in that beautiful BEAUTIFUL cover. I'm 51 now and I long for those far off happy innocent times! Passing Through was one of the songs I learnt guitar in order to play.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Jon M on August 21, 2009, 11:40:15 AM
Man at the Padget Rooms

What a gig - the best Man live performance - but a large part of Spnk rock is missing at the end?
i am thinking of putting the intro from Padget to the start of the Greasy Truckers version to create the definitive version

Staurt Marconie Freakzone - last Sunday he played 3 tracks from 2 oz of plastic

Beware the shadow - i started with man and moved onto the Helps. For some reason it was easier to find the US release of this  at the  time than the UK one.

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Post by: Rob W on August 21, 2009, 02:13:45 PM
God, I LOVED Beware the Shadow. It was a record I discovered for myself, instead of just hearing it round at a mate's house or a party, so I was especially proud of owning it. Played it endlessly in my room, knew it backwards, loved it, immersed myself completely in it, got lost, especially in that beautiful BEAUTIFUL cover. I'm 51 now and I long for those far off happy innocent times! Passing Through was one of the songs I learnt guitar in order to play.

Different albums for different moods and all that, but if I could only take just one album to that desert island, it would be Beware The Shadow. 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on August 21, 2009, 04:55:21 PM
Working my way through the MCA LPs by Budgie.

I still luuurrve "Napoleon Bona Part 1 & 2".
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Post by: William Rait on August 21, 2009, 05:13:32 PM
God, I LOVED Beware the Shadow. It was a record I discovered for myself, instead of just hearing it round at a mate's house or a party, so I was especially proud of owning it. Played it endlessly in my room, knew it backwards, loved it, immersed myself completely in it, got lost, especially in that beautiful BEAUTIFUL cover. I'm 51 now and I long for those far off happy innocent times! Passing Through was one of the songs I learnt guitar in order to play.
I first heard this in my back room whilst tripping. Was it you Oric that brought it round? Also that same summer of 76 was walking up Cleveden Road with Tim on the way to Ian's house just as i was coming up on a hit of black microdot when Oric,his brother & sister came walking along and I could for a moment believe I was inside the cover of BTS! To quote Davey-"love & peace to you all" x
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on August 21, 2009, 05:14:25 PM
Working my way through the MCA LPs by Budgie.

I still luuurrve "Napoleon Bona Part 1 & 2".

Yo - and there are hints of recognisable South Wales guitar/bass interplay going on...is it something to do with all those mountains being next to all those valleys? Can it be explained though topographical reasoning?

'Zoom Club'.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on August 22, 2009, 03:47:56 PM
Today I have mostly been listening to some unreleased mixes by a band called Lodestone Kick (Loathsome Shit - copyright NME) especially "Weird Uncle", "Stone Eyed Man", "Mary's Song" and the "Live at the Fishmonger's" tape.
The bass player was from Neath.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on August 22, 2009, 09:38:07 PM
Different albums for different moods and all that, but if I could only take just one album to that desert island, it would be Beware The Shadow. 

..yep, think it would be my choice as well..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: mikes on August 23, 2009, 01:08:57 PM
Thin Lizzy - Angel from the coast

again and again and again and ....
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Jules on August 23, 2009, 07:50:41 PM
So far it's been

Brad Paisley - American Saturday Night
Procul Harum - A Salty Dog
Weather Report - 8:30
Nektar - Book Of Days
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on August 23, 2009, 10:21:02 PM
i feel the need to recommend this album,you may know this one. it is a replacement copy for an album i lost last summer. it's luis gasca "for those who chant".i originally bought this for  $1. 98 u.s. i think this one was 20 or 30 at least but i think, a deal.this one is a japanese version. it has extra writing of the artist's name on the front.and a page of liner notes written in japanese .this is the line up of the group:                                 

luis gasca:trumpet,fluegelhorn

joe henderson:saxophone

carlos santana,neal schon:guitar

george cables,greg rolie,mark levine,richard kermode:piano,electric piano,organ

lenny white,mike shrieve:drums

stanley clark:bass

victor pantoja,mike carabello:congas

carmelo garcia,coke escovedo:timbales

rico reyes,snooky flowers:percussion

jose "chepito" areas:vibes

hadley caliman:flute

joan mcgregor,garnette mims:percussion

cosmic dog:moon
 
  it was recorded around this time of year august 17 and 18,(san francisco  1971)beautiful photo and

paintings/drawings...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on August 24, 2009, 12:47:00 AM
Test match special.. :D
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on August 24, 2009, 10:44:31 AM
The LNER A4 Class 4-6-2 Pacific Locomotive 60007 "Sir Nigel Gresley".

(I had to look this up for the joke  ???)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: zippy on August 24, 2009, 11:59:05 AM
The LNER A4 Class 4-6-2 Pacific Locomotive 60007 "Sir Nigel Gresley".

(I had to look this up for the joke  ???)

currently in service on the north yorks moors railway. a stunning piece of machinery by anyone's standard.
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Post by: Nick Nation on August 24, 2009, 02:33:18 PM
currently in service on the north yorks moors railway. a stunning piece of machinery by anyone's standard.

Now that's what I call heavy metal!
The under-powered Nationsounds filming facility sideline had the pleasure of capturing sister engine 'Bittern' belting through Bounds Green the other day, complete with double tender for extra wallop. The clip will no doubt appear on one of my sites in due course as there seems a strange parallel between mechanical engineering and music. All the bits have got to work, but you can just about get through when they don't. As for filming...well, they make good subject matter as they move and make a lot of noise....

(Thinks...)

Hmm, perhaps I should do porn movies instead in that case....
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Post by: Mark Davies on August 24, 2009, 03:01:09 PM

(Thinks...)

Hmm, perhaps I should do porn movies instead in that case....

HMS Porny 4 & The Privates & Pam's Arse ??
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on August 24, 2009, 03:21:50 PM
HMS Porny 4 & The Privates & Pam's Arse ??

Ha! Joy and Rupture Unforseen!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on August 24, 2009, 03:52:23 PM
Didn't anybody pick up on the, granted obscure, reference to the Roundhouse?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on August 24, 2009, 07:32:01 PM
Didn't anybody pick up on the, granted obscure, reference to the Roundhouse?

No, because an A4 would have been too long.

Anoraknophobia....coming to a screen near you!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on August 24, 2009, 08:23:12 PM
No, because an A4 would have been too long.

Well, the Foolscap for me.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on August 24, 2009, 08:42:09 PM
The LNER A4 Class 4-6-2 Pacific Locomotive 60007 "Sir Nigel Gresley".

(I had to look this up for the joke  ???)

currently in service on the north yorks moors railway. a stunning piece of machinery by anyone's standard.

Lets get this tread back on the rails, (the best pun I can do). 'Riding on the L&N' surely the best track off 'Mountains' by Steamhammer, off my face on acid down at the Paget Rooms in Penarth when I first heard this. Now that I'm older and wiser, doesn't sound bad sober or after numerous cans of 8.6 lager......
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on August 24, 2009, 09:03:07 PM
i feel the need to recommend this album,you may know this one. it is a replacement copy for an album i lost last summer. it's luis gasca "for those who chant".i originally bought this for  $1. 98 u.s. i think this one was 20 or 30 at least but i think, a deal.this one is a japanese version. it has extra writing of the artist's name on the front.and a page of liner notes written in japanese .this is the line up of the group:                                 
Davey, Was this a sort of religious release, I'm sure I have something like this in my record collection. On the streets of the UK people would approach you with this album and ask for a donation, I think I gave about 20p at the time. Worth every penny with Carlos Santana on the play list, although to this day I've never played it....... too scared of getting caught up in all that religious stuff. The only religion for me is music and a slight amount of money....just enough to get by on.
If you like Jazz with a bit of rock thrown in, try 'The Swing of Delight' by Devadip Carlos Santana (Carlos Santana before he got a religious name), double LP, with some superb Jazz musicians backing up. Stand out tracks for me are 'Love Theme from Spartacus' and 'Song for my Brother', I defy anybody to move their fingers as quickly as CS plays the guitar on these tracks......and thats without a guitar in their hands...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on August 25, 2009, 12:35:41 AM
No, because an A4 would have been too long.

Well, the Foolscap for me.

That was a sheet joke..

Listening to Ian Anderson on Radio Scotland, just played some George Jones, sadly not our George..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on August 26, 2009, 04:00:50 PM
'Riding on the L&N' surely the best track off 'Mountains' by Steamhammer...

...following on our comments regarding Man influencing the Quo with their version of 'Down The Dustpipe', Mr Bannon has expertly enabled me to deftly link to another big Quo influence - 'Junior's Wailing' by Steamhammer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQJY8EVqzwA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQJY8EVqzwA) which the Quo promptly assimilated in due course.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on August 26, 2009, 07:19:34 PM
Quote

Listening to Ian Anderson on Radio Scotland, just played some George Jones, sadly not our George..

Don't tell me it was the other George Jones....the one who used to play for Bury in the late 60's early 70's.

"Oh Georgey, Oh Georgey Georgey Jones, Oh Georgey Jones" as we used to sing on the Cemetery End terrace
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on August 26, 2009, 07:20:57 PM
i feel the need to recommend this album,you may know this one. it is a replacement copy for an album i lost last summer. it's luis gasca "for those who chant".i originally bought this for  $1. 98 u.s. i think this one was 20 or 30 at least but i think, a deal.this one is a japanese version. it has extra writing of the artist's name on the front.and a page of liner notes written in japanese .this is the line up of the group:                                 
Davey, Was this a sort of religious release, I'm sure I have something like this in my record collection. On the streets of the UK people would approach you with this album and ask for a donation, I think I gave about 20p at the time. Worth every penny with Carlos Santana on the play list, although to this day I've never played it....... too scared of getting caught up in all that religious stuff. The only religion for me is music and a slight amount of money....just enough to get by on.
If you like Jazz with a bit of rock thrown in, try 'The Swing of Delight' by Devadip Carlos Santana (Carlos Santana before he got a religious name), double LP, with some superb Jazz musicians backing up. Stand out tracks for me are 'Love Theme from Spartacus' and 'Song for my Brother', I defy anybody to move their fingers as quickly as CS plays the guitar on these tracks......and thats without a guitar in their hands...

religious? i would say no,although someone told me a couple of the guys were singing santeria chants

at the end of "street dude".but i don't understand that stuff.it sounds like a latino version of scat singing or

something(aside from this, there really are no "lyrics" to speak of ).i would say the music is "spiritual"

though...that's an interesting story you tell about the donations.maybe this is something some fans who were

religious  did at the time;coopting an album for their own agenda.or maybe some underground movement that

was lost in the sands of time.in terms of the musicians themselves, i think there's too many people on the

album from different genres(although what i like about this era is when they overlap)to be part of an

organized religion.luis gasca and hadley caliman played on some early 70's santana records.hadley caliman

also played early 70's tinged jazz and has some nice records from that era out on the mainstream

label("iapetus" and another one that escapes me).he is still playing.joe henderson is(was) one of the greatest

jazz saxophonists of our times.george cables the same for piano(still active).lenny white was on bitches

brew and went on to play with chick corea and many others.there's a lot of san francisco musicians on there

who either were in santana,about to leave santana,or about to join ,and there is a san francisco latino

percussion contingent.it's also a nice album to hear stanley clarke play the acoustic bass...the picture inside

shows luis gasca with a dog near a tree somewhere beautiful.the look on his face suggests to me he's not

looking for trouble,just a place for his dog to take a leak and otherwise to be left

alone(just an impression ).it certainly is a beautiful dog...i would say if you come across it give

it a listen.it will only make you feel very nice,with a nice san francisco summer early 70's but timeless

ambience...it was still a few years before carlos became devadip and john mclaughlin became mahavishnu...   
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Post by: John Bannon on August 26, 2009, 11:02:49 PM
Thanks for that Davey, I'll try and dig that album out, not seen it for many years, could have been given up in my divorce in the 80's (and my ex wife never even liked the music).
Looking at Devadip on You Tube, they have an album version of Love theme from 'Spartacus' and a live version of Song for my Brother, not as good as the album version though. Also came across this, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnamP4-M9ko (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnamP4-M9ko). Santana's 'Soul Sacrifice' from Woodstock, the energy generated is just superb. Music at its very best, and everybody is enjoying themselves, crowd, band, etc. Surely that's what music is all about.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on August 27, 2009, 12:09:24 AM
you're very welcome...yes i'm sure it was seeing the woodstock movie as a teen that led me to the luis gasca record many years later through the method of finding some music that i liked ,looking at all the musicians on the record,then looking for their records....actually i have not heard those two songs you refer to yet or the album "swing of delight" . i look forward to hear those and that.there is a nice duet between carlos santana and john mclaughlin on the john mclaughlin record "electric guitarist" called "friendship"...apparently carlos was on lsd at the woodstock show.he took some thinking he was to go on later but their set got moved up and he said to himself "please don't let me fall off the stage"...some of those musicians from the woodstock set are on the luis gasca record(two of the percussionists, the drummer,and the organ player)... 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on September 07, 2009, 09:52:26 PM
Had to go to the medical centre today so I listened to the first three Van der Graaf Charisma LPs there and back again.
Made the walk slightly surreal to say the least...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Michael Heatley on September 08, 2009, 12:22:56 AM
If you didn't have to go before, you sure did then!  :D

Doctor, my hearing has de-Generated....
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on September 08, 2009, 11:56:24 AM
Had to go to the medical centre today so I listened to the first three Van der Graaf Charisma LPs there and back again.
Made the walk slightly surreal to say the least...

Martin, did you see VDGG on any of their recent tours? I missed the recent M/cr gig with the 3 piece band. If you (or anyone else) saw this line up, I wonder what you thought. To me, it was lke "Man without a Jones" (unceremoniously nicked off a certain P Tuck's recent post elsewhere  :) ). .

Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on September 08, 2009, 11:59:49 AM
Where did I get P Tuck from? Should be Pete T.

Sorry Pete T!


Getting old I think
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on September 08, 2009, 12:49:23 PM
Should be F. Tuck and Pete T.  :D

& No, I didn't bother with VDGG last time around.  :-\

This is a really boring post but kicks John B's topic ever closer to the 600 replies mark.... (Sorry. Rob, not Mark)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: lloydie on September 08, 2009, 01:19:43 PM
New cd player in the car so over the last week its been
Stray Saturday Morning pictures,Drive by Truckers,Live at Austin and Masters of Reality new cd  :)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on September 13, 2009, 06:27:45 PM
i bought this record at the film noir movie store, listening to side two, it's kind of interesting and funny, it's by "jo mama" and called "j is for jump" it was a group with danny "kootch" kortchmar...one time a few years ago i was walking down orchard st(lower east side) with my friend suzy.i had played her this record by "the city"called "now that everything's been said"  this is a group with carole king,danny kortchmar,and charles larkey with guest drummer jimmy gordon.they only had one record....anyhow we saw a chalk board sign for danny"kootch"kortchmar, that he was playing.so we went in.we saw his group which were good and we talked to him after.we asked about the city record.he told us it was so exciting, their first time in the studio making a record.they went in to the studio everyday for a week and it was a great feeling.he really enjoyed that record and told us it was special because he got to play with jim gordon and what a great drummer he was.it was a touching story and he was very friendly to us which was nice.i like the way he plays...ok side 2 complete... another record i got last sunday on bedford ave(williamsburg) and now am spinning side one:jamal plays jamal(1974) by ahmad jamal(trio with percussion,and arrangements)... the first song is eclipse, a nice track, this is a real good one... 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on September 13, 2009, 09:28:28 PM
I wonder who'll get the 600th post.

And will that person, or more to the point, JB, get a man t shirt or something like the old forum used to do on centenary posts...or something like that ?   
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on September 13, 2009, 11:06:24 PM
Me, me..

I've been listening to Fish and Chip (Melton and Cipollina) from the Full Moon Saloon, 20-Jan-1989. And a damned fine download too.. Grabbed from Dime some time ago, and just added to my Terrabyte drive.. Been going round all afternoon while I've been cleaning windfall apples..

I used to have some links to Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane covers, but lost them when my hard drive packed up.. Anyone got any ideas, been searchin for a while to find them with no luck..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on September 15, 2009, 12:13:16 AM
Phew, that's the excitement of No 600 over, not sure if I can handle that again!!

Been listening to Lou Reed, live in Stockholm 1974, never rated him as a good live performer but this one's great.
Little Feat in Jamaica in 2005 (how many were still alive then?). 2/3rds the way through Dixie Chicken, I'm sure I could hear a "Jones" playing, got into one of those grooves, you know..
Cosmic Charlies now, from the summer of love festival at Hawkshurst. God, I wished I'd gone to that, what with Barry Melton and the Ray playing too.. Were the Urban Spacemen there too, can't remember now..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: zippy on September 19, 2009, 11:26:38 AM
...... 2/3rds the way through Dixie Chicken......................

now there's a classic if ever there was. great band but lost interest after lowell  died. like skynyrd without ronnie. just not the same band.
would like to think the revivals were based on a love for the music but the inner cynic. who just happens to be an accountant, says otherwise
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Michael Heatley on September 19, 2009, 01:07:16 PM
Saw Feat with Lowell and without. Preferred without!  :o
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Burgess on September 19, 2009, 09:51:31 PM
Elbow.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on September 20, 2009, 02:22:37 AM
Saw Feat with Lowell and without. Preferred without!  :o

Shockeroonie  ???

Saw the on Who Put The Boot In tour - great line up with terrific performances from Litte Feat, SAHB and The Who.

Much more of a jamband style without Lowell, but there's a baby deficiency in the bathwater, I'm afraid
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Michael Heatley on September 20, 2009, 12:23:49 PM
Admit I was being a mite controversial, Alan - it's akin to Man without Micky or Deke.

But (a) the gig I went to @ the Rainbow in 77 (?) was appallingly mixed - couldn't hear the horns.*
(b) he and the others had fallen out;l he even let them do a song without him and
(c) the others were in love with jazz rock.

The reunion with Craig Fuller was much more fun - smiles all round and Bonnie Raitt popped up to guest.  ;D

Saw em post-Fuller, and it fell between the two. Dixie Chicken was extremely long and tedious!

* This sounded okay on the live album, however!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on September 20, 2009, 12:40:07 PM
But (a) the gig I went to @ the Rainbow in 77 (?) was appallingly mixed - couldn't hear the horns.*
(b) he and the others had fallen out;l he even let them do a song without him and
(c) the others were in love with jazz rock.

Too subtle for me, Michael!!

I read an interview with Billy Payne last year when he spoke at length about the original band.   He said that the infamous Day At The Dog Races wouldn't have appeared on the album had Lowell been able to come up with an additional song or two for the album.  He was suggesting that in most cases other songs would be on the album as much a response to Lowell's lack of fresh material as a demand for the songwriting to be spread out amongst the rest of the band.   

That attitude of Lowells seems to spread to his solo album as well which contains more covers than you might wish for amongst a few gems from his own hand.

Another music tragedy but when you look at the turn of events through the 1970's it all seems sadly inevitable.

Now when are Warners/Rhino going to do the needful and get the George-era Feat albums remastered and reissued.  That's a project that's long overdue with only Waiting For Columbus have been given its' due.  (And whilst a grand album is still not as good as other, mostly earlier, shows from the band)

Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on September 20, 2009, 12:41:15 PM
And while I'm at it, just listening to Gong's 2032.

As nuts as you might expect, but damned good with it
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on September 20, 2009, 08:50:14 PM
Admit I was being a mite controversial, Alan - it's akin to Man without Micky or Deke.

Now that would be controversial....
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on September 22, 2009, 09:20:59 PM
And while I'm at it, just listening to Gong's 2032.

As nuts as you might expect, but damned good with it
Allan is it off the wall 'teapot' Gong or more like 'You' with all its jazz influence, one of my favourite albums. Having said that 'Would you like a cup of Tea' off the compilation album and CD from the 'Open Air Burg Herberg' festival has got to be one of the best tracks ever. The only person whose been to this festival on this site in recent years is Tony Smith, sadly he doesn't seem to submit anymore. Tony more than anyone has put me onto some great music.....Tony are you still out there.
Still have this festival down as one of those things to do before you before you pop your clogs....where the music matters.....
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on September 23, 2009, 10:57:30 AM
John - both sides of the band are present but the balance is probably towards the former.  "You" was my least favourite of the Radio Gnome trilogy - "Angel's Egg" being the pinnacle imo 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: William Rait on September 23, 2009, 11:25:01 AM
John - both sides of the band are present but the balance is probably towards the former.  "You" was my least favourite of the Radio Gnome trilogy - "Angel's Egg" being the pinnacle imo 
As a great fan of all 3 albums I probably lean slightly towards Angel's Egg myself; esp love Hillage's guitar on I never Glid Before, but in all I think they are 3 of the best most musical albums of the 70's. Didier is one of the finest jazz sax players I have heard & I include him up with the  greats like Lester Young,Coleman Hawkins or Coltrane.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on October 04, 2009, 01:02:05 AM
Helps - Excerpts from the all american fur traper.. Why is this still so exciting? Treece, Whaley, Morely and Charles at their best..
Wouldn't it be great to hear this at the Green Ray Xmas gig on the 11th Dec.. (hint, hint..)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on October 04, 2009, 01:33:37 AM
continued with..

American Mother
Brown lady,
Alabama lady,
Street songs,
Deborah,
Old Man,
To Katherine they fell,

Fly like an eagle - KBFH disc 2, 11:27 min version..

..they don't make music like this anymore..
Kow kow calculator - What's this all about? Love it, but don't understand it..
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Post by: Rob W on October 04, 2009, 12:15:16 PM
Helps - Excerpts from the all american fur traper.. Why is this still so exciting? Treece, Whaley, Morely and Charles at their best..
Wouldn't it be great to hear this at the Green Ray Xmas gig on the 11th Dec.. (hint, hint..)

Yes please...I wonder if Mr Morley may be there? 

Green Ray Friday night, and checking fixturesincredibly,  Shakers away at Dagenham on the Saturday. Perfect, absolutely perfect.
:)  :)  :)  :)
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Post by: Rob the Organ on October 05, 2009, 10:58:52 PM
Helps - Excerpts from the all american fur traper.. Why is this still so exciting? Treece, Whaley, Morely and Charles at their best..
Wouldn't it be great to hear this at the Green Ray Xmas gig on the 11th Dec.. (hint, hint..)

My favourite Helps moment, I must admit. It is still exciting, so fragile and on the verge of falling flat on it's arse at any given moment. Pure Haight Ashbury, too.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Morgan on October 06, 2009, 08:36:57 PM
Have had G Dead live in Europe 72 for years.  Just borrowed American Beauty (after seeing a 'classic album' show on them) and am totally smitten.  Attics of my life - awesome and more.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on October 06, 2009, 08:55:18 PM
Have had G Dead live in Europe 72 for years.  Just borrowed American Beauty (after seeing a 'classic album' show on them) and am totally smitten.  Attics of my life - awesome and more.

Isn't it just! 'Workingman's Dead' is in the same vein as 'AB'. Hardly a solo on the pair of them, nothing remotely psychadelic.     
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on October 06, 2009, 09:21:08 PM
Have had G Dead live in Europe 72 for years.  Just borrowed American Beauty (after seeing a 'classic album' show on them) and am totally smitten.  Attics of my life - awesome and more.
...till the morning comes,brokedown palace...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Dai Port Talbot on October 12, 2009, 05:25:13 AM
Having a bit of a girly week with Flo and the Machine and Imogen Heap. On a less poppy tangent, Mark-Anthony Turnage's Fractured Lines with Pete Erskin and Evelyn Glendennie has been a bit of a revelation and Birtwhistle's Mask of Orpheus a rediscovery. Slowly having to acknowledge that the new Muse album is a heap of stinking shite.
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Post by: Dave Bardsley on October 12, 2009, 09:55:54 AM

Isn't it just! 'Workingman's Dead' is in the same vein as 'AB'. Hardly a solo on the pair of them, nothing remotely psychadelic.     

I never really considered The Dead as a psychadelic band.  In fact, when I first started listening to them I was disapointed not to hear the wailing guitars and spaced out lyrics I had supposed they would create.  Instead I was won over by the structure of their songs and the 'american-ness' (new word?) of their approach.  Folk music for hippies with some beautiful underlying song and music structures.  Love it, but can pass on 'Space' & 'Drums,' which serve only to allow a comfort break IMHO. 

Currently listening to "To Terrapin - Hartford 77"  Will follow up with Rammstein later in the day, just for a change...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on October 12, 2009, 10:16:55 AM
I never really considered The Dead as a psychadelic band.

It's a good point, Dave - I'm sure many people in this country expect them to be some sort of floydian strobe light silver machine barney bubbles type of affair and are non-plussed (as in disappointed) when all these cowboy songs turn up.

Mind you - I do avoid stuff with Mickey Hart and Donna G. Other than 'Unbroken Chain' of course.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on October 12, 2009, 11:22:49 AM

Isn't it just! 'Workingman's Dead' is in the same vein as 'AB'. Hardly a solo on the pair of them, nothing remotely psychadelic.     

I never really considered The Dead as a psychadelic band.  In fact, when I first started listening to them I was disapointed not to hear the wailing guitars and spaced out lyrics I had supposed they would create.  Instead I was won over by the structure of their songs and the 'american-ness' (new word?) of their approach.  Folk music for hippies with some beautiful underlying song and music structures.  Love it, but can pass on 'Space' & 'Drums,' which serve only to allow a comfort break IMHO. 

Currently listening to "To Terrapin - Hartford 77"  Will follow up with Rammstein later in the day, just for a change...

I agree with The Bard. I remember years ago really looking forward to hearing my first bit of GD, thinking this is what it's all about, only to be bored after 5 minutes. Never did it for me I'm afraid....... and not unlike my first QMS album brought solely on the strength they heavily influenced Man - not good at all.

   
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on October 15, 2009, 07:00:17 AM
...the thing about the dead i noticed when i went to their concerts was that some of the deadheads only played the latest tapes(bootlegs)recorded as opposed to their over all best stuff over time.it took me a while to realize i wasn't necessarily listening to the best they had to offer ...as an example of psychedelic dead i would point to their version of dark star from the zabriskie point movie which i think i heard a few years later.i think they were a little bit more psychedelic in the 60's in some ways...right now listening with dancer cristina (from our park concert) to carole king :writer, the songs: rasberry jam,goin' back,can't you be real,eventually,no easy way down...about to look for the song "precious leaf" by john klemmer  maybe find something else first...catch you on the flipside...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Alan Davies on October 15, 2009, 06:31:14 PM
This week it's been mostly Led Zep, How The West Was  Won. Bought ages ago but only now got round to playing. Fuck me what a set. For energy and power I don't think I've heard much that comes close. (Maximum Darkness maybe.)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on October 16, 2009, 10:41:49 AM
This week, on heavy rotation, a compilation CD I put together:

Kelly Clarkson- Behind These Hazel Eyes      Electric and Acoustic versions
System of a Down- Spiders
Smashing Pumpkins- Drown      Looooong version
Eta Carinae- Loa do Mar
The Connells- '74 - '75
Duran Duran- Ordinary World
Joan Osborne- One of Us
Crash Test Dummies- Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
Catatonia- Bleed           Unexpurgated version
Radiohead- Creep
Beck- Loser
David and David- Welcome to the Boomtown
Faith No More- The Crab Song
Arnold- Un-named instrumental secret track from the Twist CD.


Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Dai Port Talbot on October 16, 2009, 04:46:45 PM
Some weird stuf today to while away the time at work:

Multiples - Keith Fullerton Whitman
IBM 1401, a User's Manual - Johann Johannsson
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on October 22, 2009, 03:14:07 AM
...i am in boston to get out of nyc for a while and to see some new england foliage before it's all gone...bought a replacement vinyl copy of "flash" by the moving sidewalks on a label called klim....and i think i got a good deal on this :"the golden hour of man" on vinyl for 8 dollars even.it says 1973 on it.i don't have "2 ounces" on vinyl so i'm happy.it's got some nice liner notes and little pictures of other "golden hour" releases...never actually seen this one before...the record itself is without a scratch...  
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on October 22, 2009, 06:20:08 PM
...correction
..bought a replacement vinyl copy of "flash" by the moving sidewalks on a label called klim...
... correction: that label is klimt...i am also happy to report one of our local used record shops (near the berklee school of music) has a man section with 3 records in it ; original versions of back into the future,be good to yourself, and slow motion, all in seemingly good or better condition   :) ...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Burgess on October 23, 2009, 01:57:54 PM
.

It's
Mind you - I do avoid stuff with Mickey Hart and Donna G. 

I can just picture the three of you avoiding things together. Do you all avoid things separaetly as well, or is avoidance only to be practised within this unholy triumvirate?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on October 23, 2009, 02:20:59 PM
I can just picture the three of you avoiding things together. Do you all avoid things separaetly as well, or is avoidance only to be practised within this unholy triumvirate?

We do avoid things by ourselves - for example Mickey avoids beats and Donna notes, but it's much better when we avoid things together. Only the other day we decided to avoid the Magid exhibition at the Tate Modern and went to the Serpentine gallery instead.

Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Burgess on October 23, 2009, 03:44:38 PM
I can just picture the three of you avoiding things together. Do you all avoid things separaetly as well, or is avoidance only to be practised within this unholy triumvirate?

We do avoid things by ourselves - for example Mickey avoids beats and Donna notes, but it's much better when we avoid things together. Only the other day we decided to avoid the Magid exhibition at the Tate Modern and went to the Serpentine gallery instead.



Oh Youse guys!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on October 24, 2009, 07:22:10 PM
...maximum darkness(my first time)....just got it yesterday at wfmu record fair 18th st  bet. 6th and 7 th ave ...going back for round 2 today(round 3 tomorrow); the trashmen("bird is the word")are playing there at 2...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: zippy on October 24, 2009, 09:38:03 PM
loads of traffic and king crimson
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on October 25, 2009, 07:29:47 PM
...round 3 wfmu record fair today!...18th st in manhattan bet. 6th and 7th av. 7 dollars entry

food,drink,bands etc. back later with the final take...peace...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Burgess on October 26, 2009, 10:54:38 AM
Anything by the Decemberists
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on October 28, 2009, 07:41:50 AM
...these are the records i got at the wfmu record fair:fenix-gato barbieri,hank mobley-thinking of home,gene ammons-the boss is back,joe henderson-in pursuit of blackness,ronnie laws-pressure sensitive,herbie mann-windows opened,horace silver-serenade to a soul sister,chick corea-tones for joan's bones;two replacement records:bobby womack-communication,and j.geils band-the morning after...report from the field:the man records on hand that i saw were: two copies of their 1st ua record with the fold out,one for 50 dollars that disappeared over the weekend, the other for 60(don't know if i could have got a deal at the end),two copies of maximum darkness(i got one,good to find after the kush debacle this summer),a few copies of slow motion and be good to yourself, a rhinos ,a back into the future, a welsh connection...there were two copies of help yourself beware the shadow,one for 3.99(was it 4.99? hard to believe) and the other one for 39.99... and the other one i got i have on now; got the name from this board:wild turkey(thanks for the tip)-battle hymn...i haven't looked this up anywhere  i didn't know what to expect but it's really pretty nice so far i think.side one just finished and now i'm going to go for side two hold on...ok...interesting music wow i won't say much more just now...have just started listening to these records except maximum darkness which i've played a few times since fri. i have practiced today for a tour(leaving on monday)so now i am free to listen to records for a little while before bed..."let the wild rumpus start"... and then peacefulness... 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on October 28, 2009, 11:04:31 AM
Good Grief Davey....what a haul! Nice to see Wild Turkey in there.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on October 29, 2009, 10:22:50 AM
...yeah i liked that one; totally new to me, have to listen more...alright, i'm about to give this "golden hour of man" album a go (i'll be back with a full report)...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Morgan on October 29, 2009, 09:18:29 PM
Not on my turntable just yet, but Mojo have an interview with Roger Waters in it this month and there's part 1 of a version pf the Wall by various obscure bands.  Anyone heard of Slaraffeland or know what a Copenhagen "folk-troica" band would normally sound like?  More stuff on the film of The Wall next month and part 2 of the CD.

Sad thing is that Waters says that his mother is "96 and as sharp as a tack".  She died a few days ago. 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Michael Heatley on October 29, 2009, 11:19:32 PM
Leave space here for gratuitous PT remark about my age...   :o
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on October 29, 2009, 11:43:34 PM
Leave space here for gratuitous PT remark about my age...   :o
..thought I'd already done that..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Michael Heatley on October 29, 2009, 11:49:12 PM
Apologies - ANOTHER gratuitous etc...  :D
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on October 31, 2009, 08:12:53 AM
...alright, i'm about to give this "golden hour of man" album a go (i'll be back with a full report)...
...here is my report:i enjoyed it! the album is in mint condition(the cover has cool little indentations on it) there are some choice cuts on there,the sound seemed good and i feel Man is in good company with beethoven,the platters,the kinks...and rupert of course(he was holding it down  :) )...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: zippy on November 07, 2009, 03:11:11 PM
new release of lizard and the latest gong album. both fine but i'm beginning to worry about the lack of new music by new bands i've bought in the past 12 months.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: lloydie on November 09, 2009, 02:26:41 PM
Going through a Budgie phase at the moment.Loved the Tony Bourge era stuff.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: mikes on November 10, 2009, 06:23:30 PM
Now what is this? I'm in a limbo between Country (Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris) and bad, bad Heavy Metal: Steel Panther's the name, posing's the game. I think it's fantastic.  ;D
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron S on November 10, 2009, 07:08:26 PM
Finally got the new Wilco. Vinyl copies come with the CD too. It's a very good album. Again, I can't help but notice how much they are sounding like Help Yourself these days. Also picked up the new live REM from Dublin Olympia. This is their fourth live release in just over a year. A windfall for fans, or just overkill? The new one mixes early versions of songs from Accelerate with a load of songs from the deep catalog.

Picked up a clean copy of the album by Keith, with 98.6. Must say, nothing else on the album was nearly as good.

Beatles Mono box. Never had any UK mono releases, just the standard US variety. Must say, these sound incredible. A few radical mix variations, but it's the detail  you can now hear that make this the prize. Beautiful mini-cardboard sleeves too. You'll need this.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on November 19, 2009, 02:32:59 AM
Hawkwind - Doremi lato fasido, with some volume.. Not listened to this one for ages..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on November 21, 2009, 12:40:59 AM
I've got a "late night blues" playlist. No 1. track is Savoy Brown, Bad Shape from "The blues keep me holding on". An absolute masterpiece in 12 bar blues.. Stunning..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on November 28, 2009, 09:42:20 PM
...just received in the mail a package: "strange affair" by help yourself on vinyl, from a company called banana music ..alright let's have a listen then  :o...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on November 29, 2009, 01:47:48 AM
I'm so happy that you've, at last, discovered one of musics unsung gems.. Now you can hear why we get so excited over the mention of Malcom Morely playing with Ken and Richard again..
..you coming to see the Green Ray on the 11th, sounds like it could be packed..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on November 29, 2009, 11:17:28 PM
...yep i've got this on now(i now have two help yourself records! ).it's sounding pretty nice,there is some kind of tour de force of guitars going on...i would love to go and am putting the Green ray on my wish list of bands i would like to see,but i'm in brooklyn/the states  and right now my budget is not what i would like.but i will be making a pilgrimage at some point.that i look forward to! i'll have to enjoy the 11th vicariously,hope malcolm does play with them!...got few more records coming this week too...peace...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on November 30, 2009, 12:47:53 AM
..hopefully a recording will be up on dime soon after..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on December 01, 2009, 09:18:18 PM
...i must try to get some help yourself off dime too in the coming weeks(which will involve learning how to utilize it)...today, just arrived in the mail,like the last record, first time hearing:"tales from the blue cocoons"-the neutrons ok cue record... hmm sounds pretty good...one more record coming soon...yeah i like this so far...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on December 01, 2009, 09:24:18 PM
Which member of the Helps is pictured on this sleeve?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: mikes on December 02, 2009, 04:31:39 PM
Whaley, I guess from the hair.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on December 02, 2009, 05:16:27 PM
Which member of the Helps is pictured on this sleeve?

Difficult to tell...is it Phillipa Forrester?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on December 02, 2009, 08:05:11 PM
...the final lp i got this week by post was deke leonard iceberg...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mark Davies on December 02, 2009, 08:16:59 PM
...the final lp i got this week by post was deke leonard iceberg...
You have a treat in store  :D
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on December 02, 2009, 10:00:56 PM
New Black Crowes DVD - Cabin Fever.   More rootsy than their earlier stuff and quite stunning stuff.  Perhaps the influence of the mighty Luther Dickinson on them?   A visual take on the recording of their last album it's one of the best things of the year
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on December 02, 2009, 10:29:17 PM
...the final lp i got this week by post was deke leonard iceberg...

Indeed a treat, Davey...and arguably (always the diplomat here) better versions of the songs that were subsequently played by Man...I particularly like the simple but effective piano used towards the end of the guitar solo on 7171. 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on December 03, 2009, 12:36:38 PM
Revisited Catatonia's "International Velvet" last night.

Still a good listen apart from Mulder & Scully.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on December 03, 2009, 12:44:33 PM
...the final lp i got this week by post was deke leonard iceberg...
Great album, but I prefer Kamikaze..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mark Davies on December 04, 2009, 01:43:24 AM
...the final lp i got this week by post was deke leonard iceberg...

Indeed a treat, Davey...and arguably (always the diplomat here) better versions of the songs that were subsequently played by Man...I particularly like the simple but effective piano used towards the end of the guitar solo on 7171. 

Damn right Nick  :)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mark Davies on December 04, 2009, 01:44:49 AM
...the final lp i got this week by post was deke leonard iceberg...
Great album, but I prefer Kamikaze..
Great album, but I prefer Iceberg  :)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on December 04, 2009, 03:09:58 PM
Great album, but I prefer Iceberg  :)

It's close, but I think I prefer Iceberg too. Good set on the 'Deke Leonard's Iceberg and Man In Concert' CD as well.

Just wondering....'The Ghost of Musket Flat' features the MJ/DL/MA/TW line up. Although the sleeve states the album was recorded between Oct 72 and Mar 73, the BGTY line up was in place by this time and so mega busy that I don't think they would have had the opportunity to also rehearse and record this track. The production credit also states 'produced by Deke and the Man Band'.

So...I wonder if this track was in fact from the abandoned Man sessions that took place around April 72 whilst DL and MA were still in the band?   
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on December 06, 2009, 08:41:38 PM
I've been trawling through my compilation CD's that contain references to Man tracks, on some they are  in extremely good company on others you wonder why a Man track has been included i.e. Heavy Metal compilations, must be something to do with record companies making a quick buck.
Today I've particulary enjoyed the 'In Search of Space' compilation, on Disc 2 is a live version of the Ride and the View, and I've been lucky enough to witness this version over the years.
Other tracks that stand out from this disc are:
1. A live version of 25 or 6 to 4 by Chicago before they went all sentimental (superb).
2. An acoustic version of Hey Joe by Tim Rose that generates as much energy as any electric version.
3. A live version of Midnight Rambler by the Pink Fairies, total anarchy....before punk even came about.

For an overcast, rain sodden day it's not been to bad....music lightens the soul...... 
 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Dave Bardsley on December 06, 2009, 10:59:16 PM
Just running through my Rammstein collection in readiness for a Paris gig next Wednesday.  A poor substitute for Christmas at The Patti/Milkwood Jam or where ever.  Christmas just ain't what it used to be...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Dai Port Talbot on December 16, 2009, 01:26:46 AM
Having a good week:

Tim Blake - Crystal Machine
Autechre - Quaristice
Nic Jones - Penguin Eggs
Art of Noise - The Seduction of Claude Debussy

I'd really forgotten how fabulous the latter platter was.

and, of course, Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name (Explicit) from Amazon
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on December 23, 2009, 06:04:47 PM
 ...it is evidently my time to delve into the music of Badfinger(at the age of the 39 no less)  yesterday i went into the city to find a specific record "Ass", plus a book about them...no book(book stores in the city seem to be dwindling slightly). there was a long bootleg documentary about them,but i didn't have the dough(i watched some of one on the you tube)...but i found the record after a while.took it home, listened to it.my two favorite songs so far are icicles and i can love you...went back to the city to meet my girlfriend for a concert where apparently the artist in question was dj ing, not performing with a group,so we bagged it. walked back by the record store which was closed but they let me buy "straight up" as well.listened to that;there's some stuff to hear on there. 'bout to listen to excerpts of these again...   
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on December 23, 2009, 06:23:39 PM
...it is evidently my time to delve into the music of Badfinger(at the age of the 39 no less)  yesterday i went into the city to find a specific record "Ass", plus a book about them...no book(book stores in the city seem to be dwindling slightly). there was a long bootleg documentary about them,but i didn't have the dough(i watched some of one on the you tube)...but i found the record after a while.took it home, listened to it.my two favorite songs so far are icicles and i can love you...went back to the city to meet my girlfriend for a concert where apparently the artist in question was dj ing, not performing with a group,so we bagged it. walked back by the record store which was closed but they let me buy "straight up" as well.listened to that;there's some stuff to hear on there. 'bout to listen to excerpts of these again...   

Straight Up is an excellent album albeit it was put together in a bitty fashion.

The book if you can get it is excellent but the story is a tragic one.........although it's still hard to fathom just what it was that triggered the reactions from Ham and Evans that resulted in them taking their own lives.   But that is often a bit too much to get over in a mere book.

I can say with some pride though that I have seen them play the sublime Day After Day live - even though the fact of them supporting Man in 1974 in itself was but a symptom of the coming tragedy, I suspect
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on December 23, 2009, 11:59:17 PM
...that's quite a bill!......also included on the mixtape for drive to boston tomorrow(via the hilly scenic rollercoasterish hutchinson pky)will be: no more straights,northern midnight,and take you further, from the neutrons album:tales from the blue cocoons ...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on December 24, 2009, 07:42:08 PM
...and help yourself:strange affair and brown lady, plus 7171 551 from maximum darkness(tape end)...alright scenic drive imminent....
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on December 28, 2009, 10:14:40 PM
...while in boston visited a friend in salem where i picked up badfinger records:"no dice" and "badfinger"(9 dollars). back in brooklyn, just bought vinyl "wish you you here"(badfinger)(12 dollars) and a documentary 1997 about them with some extra interview footage.i have listened to one side of wish you were here....alright let's talk about badfinger and their music:(insert open ended conversation about badfinger here)....ok...also picked up to go over the 15 dollar credit min. mark a record ive been looking to find again for years: "baiyina(the clear evidence)(a psychedelic excursion through the magical mysteries of the koran.) by pat martino. his guitar is great on the great tune "israfel".i remember listening to that song in the car on the way home from a christmas jam at my friend's house in cambridge as a teenager. it snowed, rained and snowed again with circular icicles in tree branches appearing to the music through the suburban evening streetlights.the cover is great to look at while listening to that song as well...happy continuing holidays-davey
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on January 04, 2010, 06:45:58 AM
...just picked up for the first time the help yourself cd:return of ken whaley/happy days.if i find the vinyl i will jump on it.still holding out for vinyl of their first album .i am hoping to have a full picture to look at while listening to it.well about to give this cd a whirl... btw,the shirt ken was wearing and the way he moved in the day and night clip i dug.never seen him play before.i am duly influenced...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron S on January 04, 2010, 08:30:14 AM
The first Helps album on vinyl has never been easy to find. good luck

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Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on January 04, 2010, 12:23:38 PM
The first Helps album on vinyl has never been easy to find. good luck

Is that a UK pressing Ron?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Michael Heatley on January 04, 2010, 12:40:15 PM
Don't encourage him...  :D

I know someone who framed that cover and put it on their wall, they liked it so much.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on January 04, 2010, 05:29:12 PM
Is that a UK pressing Ron?

Why do you ask that Martin, it looks like the cover of the UK pressing released on Liberty LBS 83434 and released again in 1990 by BGO Records LP52, the same cover being used for both releases.
I know you have a vast knowledge on these matters......could you tell us why the girl in the red spotted dress, carrying the doll is giving it the finger?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on January 04, 2010, 07:06:50 PM
Why do you ask that Martin, could you tell us why the girl in the red spotted dress, carrying the doll is giving it the finger?

Always trying to perfect the discography for Jules and Martin - Mannerisms II says there is a US copy and Ron is based there....
I've never seen one (or a German copy either).

Quote from: John Bannon
...could you tell us why the girl in the red spotted dress, carrying the doll is giving it the finger?

Tee-hee  :D
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron S on January 04, 2010, 08:36:24 PM
The first Helps album on vinyl has never been easy to find. good luck

Is that a UK pressing Ron?

there wasn't a US pressing... just Strange Affair, and Beware The Shadow. I'd have to check the Mannerisms to see what he's got listed. It might have been assigned a number but not released...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: zippy on January 04, 2010, 10:12:33 PM
them crooked vultures. not a bad little platter but you can spot the influences.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Alan Davies on January 09, 2010, 11:36:07 PM
Paul Weller - Wild Wood Deluxe Edition
Mercry Rev - The Secret Migration
Various (Uncut Cover CD) Comets Ghosts & Sunburned Hands. My favourite this week. Anybody come across Comets On Fire? Sound like a cross between Man & Nektar.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on January 16, 2010, 03:39:41 AM
...criminy! what a haul from the east village(all cd's); badfinger-roots,for pete's sake(with a version of head first)help yourself-help yourself@beware the shadow,and manassas-pieces...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: William Rait on January 18, 2010, 06:01:59 PM
The first Helps album on vinyl has never been easy to find. good luck

(http://www.careerrecords.com/reports/images/20.perfection.jpg)

A NEW QUIZ--HOW MANY ALBUMS ARE IN THEPICTURE; 20 HOW MANY MORE ALBUMS DOES RON HAVE AND 30WHERE DOES RON &FAMILY LIVE? (I'M ASSUMING IT MUST BE IN ANOTHER WING OF HIS MANSION!!!! :D)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on January 18, 2010, 07:21:41 PM
The first Helps album on vinyl has never been easy to find. good luck

(http://www.careerrecords.com/reports/images/20.perfection.jpg)

A NEW QUIZ--HOW MANY ALBUMS ARE IN THEPICTURE; 20 HOW MANY MORE ALBUMS DOES RON HAVE AND 30WHERE DOES RON &FAMILY LIVE? (I'M ASSUMING IT MUST BE IN ANOTHER WING OF HIS MANSION!!!! :D)

If he's storing them in alphabetical order and 'H' is the eight letter, I'm guessing there's a quite a lot more.......
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on January 18, 2010, 07:52:52 PM
..we did have DIY instructions for shelves from Ron somewhere.. ::)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on January 18, 2010, 08:50:54 PM
I've got free time on my hands, and you know idle hands are the devil's plaything...
Rather than go into all the details here, you can read about my efforts over on the Career Records site: http://www.careerrecords.com/reports/report2.html (http://www.careerrecords.com/reports/report2.html)

To make it more interesting, and maybe to inspire you to take up the hammer and saw, I've done up a photo gallery. I took some pix of the day's work, and a few of the rare records, as I moved everything around.


..I knew it was somewhere..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron S on January 19, 2010, 02:12:35 AM
bad news is when I refiled all the clutter last night, I found all the new space is gone. I don't know where I could stack up five more crates... I pulled out a few odd things but it's gonna take a serious effort to cull out the collection. damn. I know I'll buy a few more records in the new year.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on February 02, 2010, 12:47:10 PM
Love Sculpture "Forms and Feelings", Dave Edmunds "Rockpile" and three Y Tebot Piws EPs...

Bit of a Welsh kick yesterday - ironic as my Mum was in Llandough Hospital having a knee replaced.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Michael Heatley on February 03, 2010, 11:53:24 AM
Surely Clint's solo album is the most appropriate for knee surgery?  :P
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on February 03, 2010, 05:16:47 PM
 :)  :D  ;D
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on March 07, 2010, 11:33:06 PM
Cave Of Clear Light 3xCD arrived this weekend, early PYE and Dawn releases 67-75, still giving it airplay, lots of good quality recordings. I'm surprised some more of the artistes on these recordings didn't go on to greater things, I guess the competition was just so fierce at the time.
One of the groups on this set of CD's were from S.Wales, and were called Quicksand, Track 15 on CD3 is a song called 'Flying'. On the original and only LP release by Quicksand 'Home is where I Belong', this was the second part to a song titled 'Overcome the pattern/Flying'. The LP was originally released in 1973, this album is top quality all the way through. I recommend it to anyone who has music in their blood.
The original LP is now very rare, in 2002 it was released on CD in Japan.....I'm not sure but it may still be available...I recommend you get hold of it...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: mikes on March 08, 2010, 07:05:29 PM
RW&L
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on May 03, 2010, 08:57:05 PM
Blasting some Steve Miller, selected tracks from the first 3 or 4 albums.

Had a compilation LP once, with Kow kow, Joker, Ancestors, Gangster, Saving Grace, etc.. Great album, anyone know the track order, I'd like to reproduce it on CDr..
It "may" have been called "Legend", but I'm not sure, it was on the Capitol label..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on May 03, 2010, 11:17:41 PM
Pete - was it Anthology - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Anthology-Steve-Miller-Band/dp/B00000DRBK/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1272921398&sr=8-8 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Anthology-Steve-Miller-Band/dp/B00000DRBK/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1272921398&sr=8-8)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on May 04, 2010, 12:16:25 AM
Nope.
Pretty sure it was called "Legend", definately on Capitol. There is one on e-bay, http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Miller-Steve-Legend-LP-Capitol-VMP1008-VG-EX-1970s-/110450515986?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_Records&hash=item19b75d2012 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Miller-Steve-Legend-LP-Capitol-VMP1008-VG-EX-1970s-/110450515986?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_Records&hash=item19b75d2012) which somehow seems familiar, I remember the grapes in top left, not too sure about the picture though, and thought it was more yellow, but could be getting mixed up with http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1115/652423304_193d2a7146.jpg (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1115/652423304_193d2a7146.jpg).. I've asked him for a track list..

Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on May 04, 2010, 12:23:27 AM
How's about this then - http://rateyourmusic.com/release/comp/steve_miller_band/the_legend__steve_miller/ (http://rateyourmusic.com/release/comp/steve_miller_band/the_legend__steve_miller/)

Naff cover!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete Middleton on May 04, 2010, 12:28:18 AM
Steve Miller playing couple of UK gigs in October.
7th at Albert Hall and 8th Manchester Apollo.
Cheapest Manchester ticket ?32.50. Cheapest Albert Hall is ?50 (?45 restricted view ones - which I'm told by Andy Brown aren't too bad)
Miller's website reckons new album back to the sound of 'Sailor' - and I don't think they mean 'Glass of Champagne' ;D
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Alan Davies on May 04, 2010, 09:11:04 AM
Currently playing Robin Trower - Bridge Of Sighs to death. An album I never owned back in the day but I'm glad I do now.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on May 04, 2010, 11:12:42 AM
How's about this then - http://rateyourmusic.com/release/comp/steve_miller_band/the_legend__steve_miller/ (http://rateyourmusic.com/release/comp/steve_miller_band/the_legend__steve_miller/)

Naff cover!
Yep, pretty sure that's the one, now I've got a tracklisting. My first introduction to Steve Miller, lent it to a mate, and not seen since..
Only problem now is I don't have "Rock Love"..
Why on earth aren't Rock Love and Journey from Eden on CD?

Did pick up a CDr of JfE on E-bay a while back. Quality was pretty good, and artwork faithfully reproduced.

Quite amazing how someone with such talent didn't really have the greatest success with albums, but went stupidly platinum with a greatest hits.. ..and there's now dozens of 'em.. Personally, I think all the early albums were great, culminating in Fly like an Eagle.
Will definatley get the new one, and Manchester sounds inviting.. Last time I saw him was 1982 at Hammersmith Odeon..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Colin Salter on May 08, 2010, 12:22:37 PM
Have spent the past week putting right a very long-standing wrong - Little Feat. Somehow missed out on them back in the 1970s, except for the apparently untypical Time Loves a Hero which I always loved. Just bought Rhino's five-album set for a tenner, and have been playing them in rotation for days now. How could I have missed out on this joyful stuff? Now wondering whether to go for the set and get the live album and Lowell George's solo - can anyone recommend/advise against? Naff covers though!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on May 08, 2010, 12:36:12 PM
Now wondering whether to go for the set and get the live album and Lowell George's solo - can anyone recommend/advise against?

I was disappointed by both. 'Feats Don't Fail Me Now' is my favourite, also a lot of the stuff on the early bootlegs. Have avoided post LG Little Feat, it just isn't as good.
(http://www.acidtrax.net/smileys/tomato2.gif)

Other than that, I've been playing Ronny Jordan's 'Antidote' rather a lot - includes a gripping version of Miles Davis's 'So What'.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Colin Salter on May 08, 2010, 01:46:20 PM
Oh Ronnie Jordan's So What is superb!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on May 08, 2010, 07:22:16 PM
Oh Ronnie Jordan's So What is superb!

..this makes a lot more sense when you read the preceding mail..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Colin Salter on May 08, 2010, 08:24:11 PM
Yeah, sorry Pete T, still can't do that quote thing!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Jules on May 09, 2010, 02:21:52 AM
Now wondering whether to go for the set and get the live album and Lowell George's solo - can anyone recommend/advise against? Naff covers though!
I share Nick's feelings on Waiting For Columbus and Lowell George's solo album. Ok, but not as good as they should have been.

My votes for following up would go to Hoy! Hoy! (especially for Lonesome Whistle, an alternate Front Page News and the sublime Gringo), and to Let It Roll (especially for Long Time Til I Get Over You, Hate To Lose Your Lovin' and Hangin' On To The Good Times).
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Colin Salter on May 09, 2010, 09:00:05 AM
Thanks for the tips.

Also on the turntable this week, Guru's Jazzamatazz 4, featuring some very tasty rhythms and the fine playing of one Davey on guitar, he of the peaceful vibes and valuable conrtibutions to this board. Good stuff, young man!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on May 09, 2010, 11:20:40 AM
I share Nick's feelings on Waiting For Columbus

Missed that. Oric, I think Columbus is a great album. Well worth getting if only to get a taste of whats out there. One that gets frequent plays in the car on long journeys, like the one to Gloucester I'm just about to start..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on May 09, 2010, 11:32:13 AM
....also a lot of the stuff on the early bootlegs.

...which up to now I've listened to on various hissy third generation tapes. I have since been re-directed here: http://www.archive.org/details/lf1974-09-19.flac16 (http://www.archive.org/details/lf1974-09-19.flac16)

Can someone tell me how to put this onto a CD....or more to the point, will I understand what you're saying?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on May 09, 2010, 11:59:20 AM
Coo, Nick, you've done well to get that far..!!

I could post here, but am a bit rushed..
Mark Davies or Mike Cross will add thier bit, but they've put it up so many times...
RIght click on each song, the flac download bit, and the FLAC file will be saved somewhere on your hard drive.. I then use WINAMP which writes it to CD player freindly WAV files.. All my music files are saved as FLAC, WINAMP then plays them for me.. Easy..

Oh, I have posted here !!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on May 09, 2010, 12:12:40 PM
I share Nick's feelings on Waiting For Columbus

Missed that. Oric, I think Columbus is a great album. Well worth getting if only to get a taste of whats out there. One that gets frequent plays in the car on long journeys, like the one to Gloucester I'm just about to start..


Blnkin' 'Eck, spooky. I've got some docs to send to Gloucester. Fancy doing some same day couriering? (is couriering a word?)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on May 09, 2010, 12:42:55 PM
Coo, Nick, you've done well to get that far..!!

Yes, you'll have to explain it to me pigeon fashion.

Incidentally, this Feat recording was originally known as 'Electrif Lycanthrope' and available on LP. There were three versions, with a variety of extra tracks. Not that the band had anything to do with it (cough) but one version even had a Neon Park sleeve design. Other notable recordings were 'Rampant Syncapatio' and 'Aurora Backseat', but I've noticed that former vinyl-based boots tend to lose their unofficial names over the years as they become available to download, so I've no idea what they're called now.

I think the official live album 'Columbus' was a more of a disappointment to those who had already heard the boots - all of LG's vox and guitar were re-recorded.   
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mark Davies on May 09, 2010, 01:13:05 PM
....also a lot of the stuff on the early bootlegs.

...which up to now I've listened to on various hissy third generation tapes. I have since been re-directed here: http://www.archive.org/details/lf1974-09-19.flac16 (http://www.archive.org/details/lf1974-09-19.flac16)

Can someone tell me how to put this onto a CD....or more to the point, will I understand what you're saying?

The FLACs should play directly on your PC, using whatever media player you normally use - it should be just a question of installing a suitable codec. However, that is not the question that you asked.

I use Nero to burn audio CDs, and there is a free plug-in which allow me to burn FLACs directly to audio CD. If you are a Nero user, then the plug-in is available here http://www.bitburners.com/category/software/audio/nero-audio-plugins/ (http://www.bitburners.com/category/software/audio/nero-audio-plugins/). A simple, reliable one step process IMHO.

Otherwise (as Pete T said) you need to use some software to convert FLAC to WAV, and then burn the WAVs to CD using your preferred CD burning software in the usual way. I don't use WinAmp myself, but have used Traders Little Helper, an easy free utility that does lots of useful things, but will convert a list of files from FLAC to WAV http://tlh.easytree.org/ (http://tlh.easytree.org/). Audacity (which maybe you are already familiar with?) will also load FLAC & convert to WAV on a file by file basis http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/). I'm sure there are lots of ways to convert FLAC to WAV, and you may have some software that would do the job already .

If you need any more specific help, then get in touch, either on or off list.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on May 09, 2010, 02:17:39 PM
I use Nero to burn audio CDs, and there is a free plug-in which allow me to burn FLACs directly to audio CD. If you are a Nero user, then the plug-in is available here http://www.bitburners.com/category/software/audio/nero-audio-plugins/ (http://www.bitburners.com/category/software/audio/nero-audio-plugins/).

I've got TLH and Nero. I've saved the FLAC version of the first track. However, when I try to add this to Nero, it can't be opened. I decided I need the plug in. Downloaded the plug in (I think) but Nero still can't open the FLAC file.

A simple, reliable one step process IMHO.

...ummm....Her Majesty's Stationary Office?
 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on May 09, 2010, 02:44:36 PM
...and just anticipating the next hurdle...three tracks should segue into each other...but I'm guessing they'll come out seperately...although Nero does have the ability to remove gaps...ponder...strain...

Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mark Davies on May 09, 2010, 03:14:01 PM
I use Nero to burn audio CDs, and there is a free plug-in which allow me to burn FLACs directly to audio CD. If you are a Nero user, then the plug-in is available here http://www.bitburners.com/category/software/audio/nero-audio-plugins/ (http://www.bitburners.com/category/software/audio/nero-audio-plugins/).

I've got TLH and Nero. I've saved the FLAC version of the first track. However, when I try to add this to Nero, it can't be opened. I decided I need the plug in. Downloaded the plug in (I think) but Nero still can't open the FLAC file.
 

OK. You download the nxmyfla.zip file from BitBurners.com. You unzip the nxmyfla.dll file. You need to copy this dll to the correct folder so that Nero can load it. I'm running Nero 7, so it goes in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\AudioPlugins - as it says here in the 'usage instructions' section http://www.bitburners.com/nero-audio-plugins/ (http://www.bitburners.com/nero-audio-plugins/).

You might need to stop & restart Nero for it to recognise the plugin. Then when making an audio CD, FLAC files show up and can be added to the project.

Also yes, in order to have no gaps between tracks you need to check the 'no pause between tracks' option (in Nero 7, might be called something else on other versions).
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Iowerth Pritchard on May 09, 2010, 04:02:29 PM
Another method is to download 'trader's little helper' from http://tlh.easytree.org/ , and use this to convert the flac files to .wav's and then burn as normal (making sure you tick the 'no gaps between tracks' box, as Mark said)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on May 09, 2010, 06:59:34 PM
Another method is to download 'trader's little helper' from http://tlh.easytree.org/ , and use this to convert the flac files to .wav's and then burn as normal

I've tried TLH Mr P, and have selected 'decode FLAC' and tried to re-encode a track....but I end up with another FLAC file!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Iowerth Pritchard on May 09, 2010, 08:46:17 PM
I've tried TLH Mr P, and have selected 'decode FLAC' and tried to re-encode a track....but I end up with another FLAC file!

You need to use the 'decode audio files' option from the 'format' drop-down.  Then just use the 'add' button to select the flac files you want to convert, and press the 'decode' button and you should be in business.

Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on May 09, 2010, 08:55:12 PM
You need to use the 'decode audio files' option from the 'format' drop-down.  Then just use the 'add' button to select the flac files you want to convert, and press the 'decode' button and you should be in business.

....I'll try....
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on May 09, 2010, 10:28:09 PM
You need to use the 'decode audio files' option from the 'format' drop-down.  Then just use the 'add' button to select the flac files you want to convert, and press the 'decode' button and you should be in business.

YES! Mr P if you weren't so far away in deepest Upper Llanoleum I'd give you a big cuddle. The classic 'Electrif Lycanthrope' on CD...Feat at their peak, one of the best recordings and nicely mastered compared to the vinyl versions. And thanks, Mark.

Hoy Hoy!  (http://www.acidtrax.net/smileys/tomato2.gif) (http://www.acidtrax.net/smileys/smokin5.gif)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Morgan on May 10, 2010, 12:02:51 AM
I'd just like to say that in Wales, we 'cwtch' not 'cuddle'.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mark Davies on May 10, 2010, 09:50:27 AM
You need to use the 'decode audio files' option from the 'format' drop-down.  Then just use the 'add' button to select the flac files you want to convert, and press the 'decode' button and you should be in business.

YES! Mr P if you weren't so far away in deepest Upper Llanoleum I'd give you a big cuddle. The classic 'Electrif Lycanthrope' on CD...Feat at their peak, one of the best recordings and nicely mastered compared to the vinyl versions. And thanks, Mark.

Hoy Hoy!  (http://www.acidtrax.net/smileys/tomato2.gif) (http://www.acidtrax.net/smileys/smokin5.gif)

Glad you got it sorted.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on May 10, 2010, 11:36:11 AM
One final query on this - I downloaded the FLAC files for each song to my typewriter thingy on an individual basis. This required me to pay attention, be alert and worst of all....patient. These are all laudable qualities, but ones which I'm not usually known for.

Can the entire FLAC files be downloaded in one fell swoop?

I'd just like to say that in Wales, we 'cwtch' not 'cuddle'.

Ohh...well that doesn't sound so cosy to me...alternatively, I'm reliably informed that in Wales sweating over someone you admire is apparently a sign of appreciation, particularly for bassists. Trouble is, I'm just not sure if Mr P is ready for such a burst of admiration. Besides, I'm reliant on public transport and the station at Upper Llanoleum was shut yonks ago. I'm just so frustrated.     
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Iowerth Pritchard on May 10, 2010, 06:54:21 PM
YES! Mr P if you weren't so far away in deepest Upper Llanoleum I'd give you a big cuddle. The classic 'Electrif Lycanthrope' on CD...Feat at their peak, one of the best recordings and nicely mastered compared to the vinyl versions. And thanks, Mark.

Hoy Hoy!  (http://www.acidtrax.net/smileys/tomato2.gif) (http://www.acidtrax.net/smileys/smokin5.gif)

Excellent - I knew you could do it. 

As for downloading the flac's in one go - I don't think this can be done, but don't forget you should be able to have 5 or 6 concurrent downloads running (this is certainly the case with Firefox - not sure about Internet Explorer).  You will though have to click on each file to start the individual downloads.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on May 15, 2010, 10:02:29 PM
Just earlier this week I was given numerous CD's to copy, happens on a regular basis, that's life I guess and nothing out of the ordinary.
One of the best CD's I was given to copy this week is Fotheringay 2, contains a very good version of, 'Wild Mountain Thyme' a folk song of Irish origin and one of my Dads favourite songs (but maybe not by Fortheringay), he's an Irish man through and through, he came to S. Wales to help build Llanwern Steel Works in the late 50's early 60's and that's where we settled.
This mirrored history when the Irish came to S. Wales to work in the mines and Iron and Steel Industry a century before. There was always friction because the Welsh people thought they were being under cut by the Irish and maybe that was the true.
Anyway all I can say is in the road where I lived, although called LLewewlyn Road, had more Irish names as residents than Welsh.
The reason for this post, I've just been told my father won't see the week out, so in the early hours of tomorrow I'm setting off to say my goodbye's to my old man, what do you say.....and thats after losing my hero Micky Jones....how much can you take... Anyway on the drive down to S.Wales in the early hours of tomorrow I'm going to be playing Fotheringay 2, 'Wild Mountain Thyme' ...............get it see if it touches you.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on May 15, 2010, 10:13:17 PM
Heavy load to bear John.

My thoughts are with you.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Morgan on May 16, 2010, 12:42:59 AM
Sympathy John.  Been there myself so can probably understand what you're going through. Remember the good times.  I'm sure your father will.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Alan Davies on May 16, 2010, 09:01:38 AM
Take it steady John, thinking of you. Went through similar circumstances in 2004 so I feel your pain.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on May 16, 2010, 09:32:18 AM
...hang in there john...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on May 16, 2010, 09:58:36 AM
We're with you, John.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: mikes on May 16, 2010, 08:53:47 PM
John, take the time left with him in an easy way and it shall be worth it.

Wild Mountain Thyme ... the version of the Byrds is fantastic. Go hunt for that one!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on May 17, 2010, 08:02:53 PM
Hi Everybody Many Thanks for your kind words. Done my bit, nothing more can be achieved by staying down in S.Wales, so decided to come back home and recharge my batteries, just waiting for the inevitable phone call and then its backdown to support the family. 
Kind words and good music are great succour at times like this...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on May 24, 2010, 03:40:36 AM
...WILD TURKEY:"RAREST TURKEY" courtesy of one Pete T... we're having a good time with this...it might get me and the missus excited enough to go out tonight,i think it will , yes i'm sure of it;done...  peeaace ...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on May 24, 2010, 11:15:37 AM
Davey, thought you might have given the 3 "American Mothers" a spin! I quite like the Tyla gang version..
Tried to watch the video on VIMEO, but I don't have permissions.. Something to sort out your end perhaps?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: lloydie on May 24, 2010, 01:10:19 PM
Groundhogs Thank christ for the  bomb
Groundhogs Hogwash
Tom  Petty Highway companion Thanks Mr H
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on May 24, 2010, 02:24:18 PM
Davey, thought you might have given the 3 "American Mothers" a spin! I quite like the Tyla gang version..
Tried to watch the video on VIMEO, but I don't have permissions.. Something to sort out your end perhaps?


Hi Pete,

Excuse me for butting in, but I just wonder if this may help. I watch vimeo videos a lot, and am never asked for any permissions, I just get into it, either from the link I'm sent, or the homepage. The homepage is below. Try it. Hope it helps.

http://vimeo.com/
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on May 24, 2010, 04:39:42 PM
Jazz In The House compilation. Some of it. Good with the window open during this warm spell, also enabling me to check on the lack of dandelions in the garden.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on May 24, 2010, 04:41:50 PM
Rob W,

Feel free to "butt" in, I do it all the time!! ::)

Yeah, tried it from the homepage, can't find anything under Cloudblues, or 11716370.. When I follow Davey's link, just get a message "This is a private video. Sorry, you do not have permission to watch this private video." ???
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on May 24, 2010, 06:55:23 PM
My apologies Pete T . and thanks because i had it set that way by default
Davey, thought you might have given the 3 "American Mothers" a spin! I quite like the Tyla gang version..
Tried to watch the video on VIMEO, but I don't have permissions.. Something to sort out your end perhaps?
i looked into the matter and apparently i had it set so nobody could watch it which in some ways may have been a smart choice but was not what i had intended...there's 3 versions of American Mother on there? :o i will listen forwith  ...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on May 27, 2010, 10:15:48 AM
Son Of Man.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Dai Port Talbot on May 29, 2010, 03:46:11 AM
Oddly enough both of my current faves share a theme. See if you can guess what it is, pop pickers...

Art of Noise - The Seduction of Claude Debussy
Sparks - The Seduction of Claude Debussy

Both bloody brilliant.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Morgan on May 29, 2010, 08:01:12 AM
Nah.  I give up.  Read and re-read it; still can't spot the theme.  Is this another of those obscure crossword clue type things that has been going on elsewhere on the board?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Alan Davies on May 29, 2010, 10:13:16 AM
This week I have been mostly playing Neil Young - On The Beach. Lovely stuff.

On the downside, yesterday I booked two tickets to see Eels in August to find that the wife has booked a holiday for the same bloody week.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Dai Port Talbot on May 30, 2010, 02:01:36 AM
Art of Noise - The Seduction of Claude Debussy
Sparks - The Seduction of Claude Debussy

Oops -meant Sparks - The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on June 18, 2010, 08:10:56 PM
Byzantium - Live & Studio.. Pretty good stuff..
Could Greasy Truckers have been better?

Davey, What did you think of the Tyla Gangs "American Mother" ?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Trevor Barstow on June 19, 2010, 10:57:45 AM
Amazingly you can hear this track on Spotify!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: lloydie on June 29, 2010, 01:14:14 PM
Undrugged is on continous play on the car cd at the moment.I love this one.Last night spent time trawling the internet for some old bands of my youth.Strider,Hustler etc.interesting to see what various members are still up to.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on June 29, 2010, 02:40:40 PM
I am currently alternating between an abundance of Green Ray cd's and a Help Yourself cd recording of their 1970 radio sessions.

Despite, yesterday, a neighbour's non handbraked car, unparking itself and smacking into the back of mine, I am so so happy. The view is fine from the top of this world

:)   
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Alan Davies on June 29, 2010, 09:24:56 PM
Just got the remastered Kings of Oblivion by The Pink Faries. Played it in the car and I'm disappointed as completely lacks the impact of the vinyl version.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: sonic_hawk on July 12, 2010, 01:18:02 AM
Hawkwind's new album, Blood of the Earth

Release has been a bit shambolic, with some people finding it in the shops on 21 June, whereas my 2 x CD one arrived on Saturday 10 July. However, I downloaded the 1 x CD version in late June. And apparently, some people have been told the delivery date is in August.

Anyway, it's much better than "Take me to Your Leader" (2005) although some people might wonder how it could possibly have been worse!

A pretty dense sound - cluttered, by some HW album standards - but I do like it. I compare it to "Electric Tepee" in its overall style. The 'live' disk is pleasingly similar to the show I saw in Cardiff a few months ago, and has even more of a fuzzy and dense vibe than the studio stuff, so that's pretty good.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on July 12, 2010, 10:24:22 AM
Hawkwind - 1999 party, live in Chicago.

Double CD on the new record shop, E-bay.. ?5.99 from Switzerland, ?1.00 postage..

Edit: Just noticed that the original recording was done by Man and Queen producer Roy Thomas Baker..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on July 12, 2010, 04:44:42 PM
...well this isn't about my turntable; it's about my car radio...this past weekend i went to visit an old friend in western mass. at a cabin in the woods to get out of the city, play and listen to some music, and relax et al.i played for my friend "the return of Ken Whaley" cd of Help Yourself...but on the way home i decided to flip through radio stations; i found 88.1 (mass./conn.) WESU.they played something that sounded like a crazy Elp jam(it wasn't them).i waited a few songs for announcements.there was a pregnant pause between songs.then i heard some strains of soft music that i thought i recognized;i was like "no, can it be?" it was: "Reaffirmation" from Help Yourself(Beware the shadow) was playing over the radio in it's entirety.this is the only time i have ever knowingly heard Help Yourself on the radio.a great experience,great to hear them playing from my neck of the woods with who knows out there listening along-peace-Davey
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on July 12, 2010, 06:42:09 PM
Despite, yesterday, a neighbour's non handbraked car, unparking itself and smacking into the back of mine, I am so so happy. The view is fine from the top of this world   

Rob, Got the Terry Williams DVD and the Phil Ryan CD Many Thanks for those, going to be listening to Road of Cobra's tonight. I tried copying the DVD for Joan which you said would be alright but its a bit scratched ( a bit like your car I guess......couldn't resist that one) so I've sent him the original, hope this is okay with you. I'm sure Joan will put it up for all of us to view.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Morgan on July 24, 2010, 02:47:23 PM
Having just bought a ticket, It's the Groundhogs (cherry red) on Spotify
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron Brain on July 25, 2010, 03:34:08 AM
Last Saturday we scheduled a hike with Deniz Tek. We agreed to meet at the antique shop in Bridger, 'cause Den said there was lots of vinyl there. There was... a stack here, a pile there and some bins. The really overpriced Beatles albums sort of put me off, and most of the albums were country and 80's stuff. But there were singles, piles of singles. a lot of it was also country and crap. I spent about an hour shifting through and came up with 23 keepers.  The copy of Nervous Norvus Gorilla Rock was busted, and a few others I looked at were too beat. There was no price posted, so I was a little worried when I went up to the little old lady at the counter.

"I have 23 mam"... how about $10? It was Jim Bridger Days so there were a lot of people in town, and there seemed to be some buyers. As you can see, a lot were promos and others were unplayed. A crazy mix of titles for a little town in S. Central Montana.

As for the hike... first Den said, let's just hang out here and not bother... We did get down to Weatherman Gulch, a sort of badlands area. Got to the top of the first ridge, and Den got a call. Seems he forgot he was suppose to be at work. That would be a Sat PM shift at the ER in Billings. ooops
Artist             titles                                                 notes
      
Them    Dark Are The Shadows/Corinna    Tower - non lp trax
Betty Evertt    Shoop Shoop Song     VJ - unplayed
Cyrus Erie    Sparrow/Get The Message    Epic - wlp unplayed
Georgie Fame    Down Along The Cove/I'll Be Your Baby Tonight    Epic - wlp unplayed two Dylan covers
Collins Kids    Hop Skip And Jump/Young Heart    Columbia wlp
New Colony Six    I Confess/Dawn Is Breaking    Centaur
New Colony Six    I Will Always Think About You/Hold Me With Your Eyes    Mercury
Neil Ford And The Fanatics    Little World Girl/Movin' Along    Hickory wlp
Teddy And The Pandas    Childhood Friends/68 Days Til September    Tower wlp
Clarence "Frog Man" Henry    Ain't Got No Home/Troubles Troubles    Argo
Pearlettes    Dutchess Of Earl/Everyday    VJ - B side written by S. Bono
Smiley Lewis    Goin To Jump And Shout/Go On FoolImperial    Imperial
Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers    Does Your Mama Know About Me    Gordy -  wlp Red Wax
Sugarpie Desanto    I Want To Know/Baby It Ain't Right    Veltone
Jimmy McGriff    Kiko/Jumpin At The Woodside    Sue unplayed
McCoys    Hang On Sloopy/I Can't Explain It    Bang unplayed
Earl Bostic    Harlem Nocturne/I Hear A Rhapsody    King uplayed
Claudine Clark    Disappointed/Party Lights    Chancellor unplayed A-side produced by Jerry Ragavoy
Walker Brothers    Make It Easy On Yourself/ Doin' The Jerk    Smash unplayed
Edwin Starr    Cloud Nine/Funky Music Sho Nuff Turns Me On    Gordy unplayed
The Drifters    I Count The Years/Sudenly There's A Valley    Atlantic wlp
Bob Lind    Elusive Butterfly/Chery's Goin Home    World Pacific unplayed
The Gun    Race With The Devil/Sunshine    Epic - wlp unplayed
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: mikes on July 25, 2010, 08:38:00 PM
I bet you listened to all of them within ten and a half minutes. Hey Ron, it's you! I believe you did!  ;)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on August 12, 2010, 10:41:56 PM
Listening to sugarmegs, it really is an awesome website, and put a Queen gig on from 13 Sept 1973 - I love their early stuff. It was a Radio One Sight and Sound recording. Comes up to the penultimate song and the Radio One bloke announces next week's Sight and Sound.... "will be Man and Deke Leonard's Iceberg..."

Now I sometimes wonder why I ever got into Man esp when I loved Deep Purple, Led Zep, the usual stuff. So, bouncing around to Queen, Ogre Battle, Liar, etc, awesome, can't get better than that, no way. End of the recording, I put on Man  Darmstadt, Bessunger Turnhalle 22 Nov 1972, straight into C'mon - and blows Queen right out it.  Thank you MJ, never ever to be forgotten. ILU xx 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on August 15, 2010, 09:54:52 PM
Loads of Man downloads, and now I have more download allowance, some Booker T from 1968 (thanks Tom S), not with the MG's, but with Priscilla.. Pretty good stuff.. Time is tight, Green Onions, and more..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Andy T on August 20, 2010, 10:20:05 PM

Just stuck on the 'The Alan Bown' LP.  Its a great album and you can hear the band developing from a  typical 60's pop band to a great rock band.  Much of this is due to the vocals of Jess Roden and the version of All along the Watchtower pips Hendrix's version as the best in my book.  Well worth investigating if no one has heard it before.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on August 22, 2010, 12:30:58 AM
Just picked up some cheapies from tesco.com. 3 a throw. The "new" eagles album, Long road out of Eden. Respectacle - A Supertramp anthology. And Texas blues by Johnny Winter.

MH, you familiar with the last one?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on August 26, 2010, 04:51:47 AM
...my wife bought me Magic Christian music by Badfinger for my birthday last week(the big 40) on used vinyl.i like it, except maybe for the last two songs... btw that interview with George, Bob and Micky(first time i've heard him interviewed other than in the roundhouse movie;he had me cracking up at his "Chippo" story) was great to hear-peace-Davey
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on August 26, 2010, 10:10:44 AM
..my birthday last week(the big 40) ..

Davey,

We all celebrated this last week, where've you been..?

(see "Happy Birthday Ywencawlallantisilyogogogoch")

Rob W

That's the longest made up name that isn't a train station..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Morgan on August 26, 2010, 05:30:52 PM
Happy birthday Davey.  Have you been quiet of late or is it me not spotting your posts?

I bought the Magic Christian DVD about 3 weeks ago from Play.com for 3 or 4.  Strange little 60's film, but I enjoyed it.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on August 26, 2010, 05:54:08 PM
I bought the Magic Christian DVD about 3 weeks ago from Play.com for 3 or 4.  Strange little 60's film, but I enjoyed it.

Was it in the rack waving a sign saying "come and get it"   ::)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Morgan on August 26, 2010, 06:24:03 PM
Day after day, you continue to make an ass of yourself  ;)

Hendrix - Castles made of sand.  Marvellous.

Check out Spotify.  Amazing.  Haven't failed to find a band on it yet.  Even had KoN!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on August 26, 2010, 06:30:35 PM
Just got Steppes 1989 album Enquire Within.

This album is just outstanding, along with several others of theirs.
Had it on vinyl some time ago, and just got the CD with bonus bits. I've seen them on e-bay for 70-80, but got mine for a measly 6.14..

Stewdio is quite easily available, if any one's interested. Frequently described as Quicksilver meets the Beatles..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on August 26, 2010, 08:42:34 PM
Day after day, you continue to make an ass of yourself  ;)

That's what I like about you guys - you're always straight up  ;)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on August 26, 2010, 10:00:26 PM
Damn! I missed George in the radio as I was doing a compilation psychedelia CD.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Morgan on August 26, 2010, 10:34:33 PM


That's what I like about you guys - you're always straight up  ;)
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Got me beat on that one.  But I don't mind. 

There aren't many tracks left unused on my Best of Badfinger  so this may just disintegrate into full blown dross instead of the semi blown dross that is now!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on August 26, 2010, 10:46:29 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straight_Up_%28album%29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straight_Up_%28album%29)

All is revealed - their best album
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Morgan on August 26, 2010, 11:04:31 PM
Stan Polley. started writing suff, but nah.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Morgan on August 27, 2010, 05:03:23 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straight_Up_%28album%29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straight_Up_%28album%29)

All is revealed - their best album

Should have known that.  Spooky bunch, the critics.  Are all Journos the same or is anyone aware of at least one honourable, veteran, exception?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on October 08, 2010, 08:24:02 PM
..just picked up the Transatlantic Sessions vol 1.

This has the most amazing version of "May you never" by John Martyn.. I'd only heard this on a "Best of the test" compilation..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on November 12, 2010, 01:03:53 AM
Quiet Please - The new best of Nick Lowe.

Stunning, I really like his more recent stuff. Seems to me like his music has matured with his age.

Ooh, and just been ceilidh dancing, so I guess also Fergie MacDonald, Skipinish, The Vatersay Boys, and The Occasionals!!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on November 12, 2010, 02:10:57 AM
Seems to me like his music has matured with his age.

More than can be said for most of us on this board  8)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Jules on November 17, 2010, 03:40:23 AM
This week, Jon Cleary and The Absolute Monster Gentlemen. The eponymous album is a stunner, "Pin Your Spin" not far short, and I'm looking forward to sampling "Mo Hippa" tomorrow. New Orleans based, reminiscent of the funkiest strains of Little Feat, with some Splinter Group, Crusaders and other thrown in.

I doff my cap in the direction of pal Johnners, who showed me the light.

YouTube:  Got To Be More Careful  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fi1ovPyDGLM)

YouTube:  Sometimes I Wonder (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfQprYwtXHo) (with typically respectful audience noise)

Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on November 22, 2010, 02:46:19 AM
..after a night drinking more homebrews than Rob W owes me.. What better way to finish off the night than a blast of Plainsongs, by our favourite band from deepest Essex, The Urban Spacemen.. Stunning..

Any news on new projects lads?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on January 05, 2011, 04:05:29 PM
...since i am again flush, having picked up work at the indian restaurant 4 days or more per week playing the sitar(raj mahal 6th st bet. 1st and 2nd av east village ny if anyone's in the area) i went on a late evening mission monday to find the october 2010 Apple remasters of the Badfinger catalogue.there's no more big music stores open late.at the second smaller one(though two floors)the woman behind the counter took me over to the Beatles section.apparently she thought i was talking about a song called Badfinger by the Beatles.she said "i never heard of that but we have some of their cd's" then she said "no we don't have it".i said "are you sure?" i suddenly noticed them in the Bad Company section:one of each(Magic Christian music,No Dice,Straight Up,and Ass).it was then that she explained she had no idea that Badfinger was a group.the two older workers at the store had to have known about Badfinger.she seemed embarrassed, yet intrigued.i'll bet the farm she's gonna check 'em out and probably dig them(there's a lot of female Badfinger fans out there from my understanding) she was kind of cute...anyhow the pictures aren't quite the same as looking at the original albums.i guess maybe they have limited access to the "master" artwork.some of the presentation is nice though. i'm digging the music.i only had used vinyl before.i guess there are more tracks that you have to download which really would have been nice to have maybe one or two more of on the cd's;and there is a song called "Had to be" which got called "Had to be me"(no it didn't),but i'm giving this thing a thumbs up overall-cheers-Davey
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Trevor Barstow on January 05, 2011, 10:27:02 PM
This will be on the turntable of the Lord Mayor of Stowmarket no doubt
http://uk.news.launch.yahoo.com/dyna/article.html?a=/110105/340/j00fr.html&e=l_news_dm
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on January 09, 2011, 11:56:41 AM
....uh  re:Badfinger reissues....(here's a run on sentence): Dougie, my roommate and resident bass player pointed out to me,after picking up the Mary Hopkin  and Jackie Lomax  Apple  2010  remasters,that there are liner notes hiding in the inner sleeves on the cd's, prompting me to check inside the sleeves of  the Badfinger  remasters from the Apple vault,where i found a whole bunch of nice photographs and liner notes and some better versions of the  album cover shots ....i mean the original sleeve is still the preferred photograph and it's bigger; and with a mint copy good needle stereo etc... but this set sounds pretty good.i can imagine what they were trying to do with it if we alll listen together etc....and i noticed Michael Heatley is listed in the  liner notes  on  Ass as: Album Reissue Producer.that's a good look...great album(the good songs on it i mean)-cheers-Davey 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on January 10, 2011, 01:40:17 AM
Every now and then, I have to have a blast (= headphones + volume, coz Gill doesn't like it..) of Gong. There are plenty to choose from, but a favourite is the double compilation CD "Other Side Of The Sky". I find it hard to better "Allez Ali Bab Black Sheep Have You Any Bullshit". 15 minutes of unbetterable.. God, I'd have loved to see them perform that..

..closely followed by the Boo Radleys "Wake Up"..

If I can fit in some Hawkwind too, all well and good.. Early, In Search Of Space, Doremi, or Space Ritual..

It's take yer brain out of gear and.. well, just take your brain out of gear..

I see Esoteric are doing a 3 cd set of best of "Delerium".. Should be good..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: sonic_hawk on February 14, 2011, 12:52:05 AM
I sometimes listen to Hawkwind, oddly enough!

The 2CD Atomhenge re-release of 1982 Choose your Masques was released in late 2010 but I only got it the other day. Mainly due to being financially buggered in December, thanks to Crimbo, and Hawkwind on tour!

Loads of extra stuff (hence 2CD) some of which is rather Brock-like, ie like "solo" stuff - but that's cool.  It's a very mixed bag, though, as it includes three versions of the god-awful 1982 Silver Machine remake... and even Hawkwind experts seemingly can't distinguish between them - apart from their different fade points. Pretty good, though, if you like early 1980s Hawkwind.

Apart from the 1981 tour, I didn't like them in that era, but it probably will be a good listen from time to time.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on February 14, 2011, 02:20:54 AM
Long time since anyone's posted here. Thanks to Allan, I've been listening to Steve Miller's Rock Love. Not the best album, but some live mid 70's Miller. I notice the label is "Private CD Productions" No. 665. Capitol still not put it out then.

Hey, if I can listen to walrus and popemobile, this is f"(k!ng brilliant..

!'v not!cd rcnt!y th@t th $w@r!ng on hr h@s !ncr@$d not!c@b!y..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on April 29, 2011, 12:08:47 AM
..taking a spin tonight, after returning from a 3.5 hour meeting about the possability of Scourie having the NW Sutherland Geopark visitor centre..

Country Joe & The Fish - Electric music for the mind and body.. Hauntingly beautiful.. Wonder what they're doing now..!?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron Brain on April 29, 2011, 01:01:38 AM
Latest purchases: Incredible String Band - Big Huge and Herman's Hermits - Blaze... I like the latter much more. Good cover of Museum, the Donovan song
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on July 29, 2011, 08:12:33 PM
This year on holiday (the only time I can relax and listen to music) I was acquainting myself with music from the past  that I might not have given enough attention to at the time of its release.
On my new found iPod I've downloaded most of my music library so had plenty to listen to. One of the albums I kept going back to was Clive John's 'You Always Know Where You Stand With a Buzzard'
I remember many years ago at a Man concert, Michael Heatley was extolling its virtues, and I thought at the time if Michael is giving his backing to a bit of music you know its going to be good. I've since found out Michael was invited to do the liner notes on the CD release in 2004 and a sterling job he did, naturally.
Anyway back to the album, at the time of its release it must have been an advertising nightmare for the U/A back-room team, it's got a Buzzard in the title, he's singing about ferrets and he's holding a bloody great orange on the album cover. Even an acid crazed hippy would have struggled with that concept, but I guess that was the world of Clive at the time.
The more I played the album the more I liked it, there's not really a bad track on it and every one of them takes you in a different direction musically, for me the tracks I appreciated the most were: 'Summer Song' a nice melodic piece, very easy on the ears, then 'Visitin' the Duke' raw delta blues all the way from Swansea, the deep south, apparently about a time when Clive went to see Deke Leonard playing live and then there's 'Hold Your Ferret Aloft' a bit of a jam sounding like jazz fusion, believe you me there's something on here for everybody no matter what your taste in music. Joining Clive on the album are: Martin Ace, Dave Charles, Phil Ryan, John Williams, Andy Fairweather-Low, Tommy Riley, Pete Hurley, Brian Breeze and Ted Crook
To me a lot of what Clive John is, has been the essence of the music put out by the Bystanders and Man.
I think for his contribution to music and his preservation of the ferret and the odd perverted stoat he should be knighted...... Sir Clive John.....got a nice ring to it, don't you think.       
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Alan Davies on July 29, 2011, 08:31:18 PM
Buzzard is a great album. I didn't know it had been released on CD, but I've ripped my vinyl copy to digital and still play it regularly. I find it a more complete album than either Neutrons effort. Probably play it slightly less frequently than Doing A Moonlight.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on July 29, 2011, 09:19:46 PM
Buzzard is a great album. I didn't know it had been released on CD

2004 Eclectic Discs ECLCD 1003 (bar code 5 060071 300329) 6 on Amazon at 7.50..

Quote
Probably play it slightly less frequently than Doing A Moonlight.
..still waiting for that one from Vicky at Esoteric..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on July 29, 2011, 11:17:04 PM
Great to read the mighty John B again. Thought you'd left us matey. Was working near Southport the other day.  Almost gave you a call....

Nice stuff about the album, John. I was going through the 'M' in the racks, 76 I think, as per the the other thread, and in there, probably because no-one would have considered looking in the 'J' section, another occasion when I had to double take. Is it our Clive John? Didn't know he did a solo album, must be someone else with the same name, but no defo our CJ. Brought it and still love the album. Out Of My Tree probably favourite track. Love them all, Ferret IMO is the weaker of them all.
Interestingly, maybe, I discovered Alkatraz in the same 'M' section  in the same record shop (Robinsons, Blackfriars Street, M/cr), and that rogue band also called Man had their album in that very same 'M' section, but I rumbled them immediately.

Right then, back to my glugging back 2nd bottle of wine. Just opened a bottle of that Chateux De Pap whatever it's called, which has been brought for me, and apparently is good stuff. To me, anything called 'Pap' probly is pap, and if not made of yeast with a funny name like 'Dogs Bollocks' or 'Tangled Foot' is not a real drink.

Happy Days........

Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on July 29, 2011, 11:33:01 PM
I'm sure the CD of Buzzard was offered through the Welsh Connection when it came out...
And I'm with you Rob, Tree is my favourite too.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on July 30, 2011, 01:31:56 AM
ROCK 'N' ROLL..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on August 21, 2011, 09:44:06 PM
This week I have been mainly eating cheese and listening to the 'The Dead Poppies', I heard many years ago this group were into 'Man'. I've just managed to get hold of their album 'In Spod Time' released in 1994, and its very good, the members of the band come from Liverpool and Southport, so local to me, hopefully their still playing live and I can catch up with them at some stage. They play music I like to listen to. There's a track on the album called 'Dragon Man' and its definitely a dedication to Man and its top quality. Well worth a listen to.........
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mark Oakley on August 23, 2011, 11:08:57 AM
Been listening to Gary Moore's 'Blues For Greeny' a lot...and regretting the fact that I never got to see the man live.
Also enjoying the latest Tedeschi-Trucks album 'Revelator.' My favourite album featuring Derek Trucks thus far.
And via both CD and DVD I've also been mightily impressed by a live recording 'Tutu Revisited'...by one of Miles Davis's old muckers Marcus Miller. It's a funny thing...but I invariably find Miles Davis compositions much more accessible when performed in tribute by somebody else! Another good example is 'Miles Remembered' by Mark Isham.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on August 23, 2011, 11:55:19 AM
Sunday just gone, put the headphones on, laid down on the bed, and listened to Crintabulated. Love it!!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Trevor Barstow on August 23, 2011, 01:19:28 PM
I've been enjoying the track 1000 years by The Coral
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: lloydie 2 on August 23, 2011, 01:22:36 PM
SAHB NEXT,NEW QUO ALBUM AND MORE SAHB.WONDERFULL NIGHT ON SATURDAY IN GLASGOW WITH THE SAHB TRIBUTE :)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: helena on August 23, 2011, 08:10:22 PM
Just about finished digitising my vinyl collection and finally got to The Who. (That makes it sound like I did it alphabetically but that's not actually the case...). It's been a long haul but I'd never have rediscovered Man if I had not done it over the last few years. This morning on my turntable, literally, it was Quadrophenia. The Who are another band that still sound good 40 years later. And there are times when I think they sound like Man. Or vice versa.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on August 23, 2011, 08:43:18 PM
This morning on my turntable, literally, it was Quadrophenia.

Don't want to sound picky, but if it was on your turntable wouldn't it be laterally?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: helena on August 24, 2011, 09:23:28 AM
What's a vowel between friends? Just responding to the "literal" title of the thread. So both apply. But a CD would have been just as lateral as an LP so I think literal wins.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on August 24, 2011, 11:02:56 AM
What's a vowel between friends? Just responding to the "literal" title of the thread. So both apply. But a CD would have been just as lateral as an LP so I think literal wins.

Good point, Helen. It would also explain why records keep falling off my turntable.

Sunday just gone, put the headphones on, laid down on the bed, and listened to Crintabulated. Love it!!

I've only just noticed that one, Rob - good man!

So both apply.

Don't want to sound picky, but if both apply, doesn't that make it bilateral?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Arjayay on August 24, 2011, 02:01:31 PM
Q - What's a vowel between friends?
A - The dfference between friends and fiends
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Arjayay on August 24, 2011, 02:02:43 PM
Q - What's a vowel between friends?
A - The dfference between friends and fiends
Oops that's a consonant
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on August 24, 2011, 03:17:51 PM
No chance for you of having a play with Carol Vorderman, then.....
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Andrew P on August 24, 2011, 03:55:56 PM
For turntable read CD player in the car... yesterday it was Marquee Moon by Television - not a duff song on it, and well worth a listen. Reminds me of a radio DJ (possibly Chris Evans) who played "Venus de Milo" and said something along the lines of it being 4 musicians all playing different tunes yet it all comes together in a rather wonderful way. Made me smile anyway.
Today it was the free CD with this month's Mojo magazine; a re-working of the songs on Dark Side Of The Moon and Wish You Were Here. Interesting, odd, not sure about some of the tracks, but again worth a listen.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Arjayay on August 24, 2011, 04:39:36 PM
No chance for you of having a play with Carol Vorderman, then.....
Having played with Carol Vorderman, I can get "Random car lover" or "Craven dorm oral"
Maybe I'll just have them all off the top please Carol
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on August 24, 2011, 08:05:09 PM
Only one thing tonight, Buzzard..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on August 24, 2011, 08:11:10 PM
No chance for you of having a play with Carol Vorderman, then.....

I think the new woman is extremely attractive - and she has brains.
Have we done this before?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: helena on August 24, 2011, 10:56:52 PM
By the way, did anyone else hear the hour's monologue by Pete Townshend last night on Radio 2 about the history of The Who? Very interesting, both music and words. Don't suppose they'd give us an hour of Deke on Man, hmm?
I guess it's available as a podcast and there is a Part 2 at 10pm next Tuesday evening.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on September 16, 2011, 07:39:48 PM
..relaxing for a few nnins before egg delivery, what better the The Helps.. Strange Affair..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on September 16, 2011, 09:15:06 PM
Bob Dylan - Lay Lady Lay?

Dead Kennedys - Too Drunk To Cluck?

Something off an Egg albumen?

Anything by Tony Hatch?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on September 16, 2011, 09:21:04 PM
Or you could have that hit 45 from AH's favourite band

Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on September 16, 2011, 10:04:47 PM
Howsabout a bit of Sassafras.....featuring Dai Shell..... 8)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on September 17, 2011, 11:19:12 AM
I am the walrus.........
Coo coo ca choo..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on September 17, 2011, 04:06:45 PM
I am the walrus.........
Coo coo ca choo..

Was that Lieutenant Pigeon?

Come on Pete. Don't keep us in suspense. Did you get your eggs?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on September 17, 2011, 04:55:49 PM
Was that Lieutenant Pigeon?

Surely it was Alvin Stardust?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on September 17, 2011, 05:42:28 PM
Come on Pete. Don't keep us in suspense. Did you get your eggs?

..I am the eggman. I deliver to others, and then spend all the profits in the pub..
..have 25 hens now, soon to get another 6, and aiming for 50..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Tel on September 18, 2011, 09:48:41 AM
Or you could have that hit 45 from AH's favourite band

Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep

I didn't know that Allan was a Mac & Katie Kissoon fan.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on September 23, 2011, 07:56:06 PM
before I go to deliver eggs tonight thought I'd listen to something easy going after spending the last three days ripping out an old fireplace. You know the sort, built out of solid rock, big enough to park a car in, and yes, they'd filled it in with concrete blocks and cement, and smallest of small fireplaces with a back boiler. This in turn had been replaced with a tiny open fire with 60's marble and fake limstone tiles. That came out in minutes, the rest is taking a bit longer..

Anyway, where was I? music. easy listening. Simon and Garfunkel. Bridge over troubled water..

Oh, and before I forget, watch out for "space debris". Up here 58 deg N, were safe. Watch out anywhere S of Vatersay/Braemar/Aberdeen.. Good luck..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on September 23, 2011, 08:45:48 PM
Oh, and before I forget, watch out for "space debris". Up here 58 deg N, were safe. Watch out anywhere S of Vatersay/Braemar/Aberdeen.. Good luck..

Thanks Pete, but have no fear - the Epsom & Ewell Borough Council Anti-Space Debris Shield is built just for that very purpose and KER-LUNK-K-K-K...... 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on September 23, 2011, 08:48:25 PM
..and Jackie Leven, Fairy Tales for Hard men..
I've heard Jackies not well at the moment, not sure what's wrong, but he's a mere shadow of his former self, lost a lot of weight..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on September 23, 2011, 09:25:09 PM
Oh, and before I forget, watch out for "space debris". Up here 58 deg N, were safe. Watch out anywhere S of Vatersay/Braemar/Aberdeen.. Good luck..

Would you believe it. A burning missile like object could be seen, high in the Metropolian Borough of Bury night sky, hurtling towards the earth, a gigantic plume of flame and smoke trailing it, it was like War of the Worlds. People  staring at this incredible sight. It crashed to the ground, creating a 60' wide fiery crater. Who knows how many light years this debris from outer space had travelled. How many galaxies and milky ways it had passed through (not the chocolates, smart ar*es), how many civilisations and life forms it may have come across,  before reaching its final resting place on planet Earth. I and scores of others, scared, apprehensive, ran through the fields for miles, over streams, through muddy bogs, to view this fantastic sight from outer space. I gazed in wonderment. It had a door. It opened........Out came Maurice.

I wondered where he'd been all this time

 ;D
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Tel on September 24, 2011, 04:01:03 PM
Oh, and before I forget, watch out for "space debris". Up here 58 deg N, were safe. Watch out anywhere S of Vatersay/Braemar/Aberdeen.. Good luck..

Would you believe it. A burning missile like object could be seen, high in the Metropolian Borough of Bury night sky, hurtling towards the earth, a gigantic plume of flame and smoke trailing it, it was like War of the Worlds. People  staring at this incredible sight. It crashed to the ground, creating a 60' wide fiery crater. Who knows how many light years this debris from outer space had travelled. How many galaxies and milky ways it had passed through (not the chocolates, smart ar*es), how many civilisations and life forms it may have come across,  before reaching its final resting place on planet Earth. I and scores of others, scared, apprehensive, ran through the fields for miles, over streams, through muddy bogs, to view this fantastic sight from outer space. I gazed in wonderment. It had a door. It opened........Out came Maurice.

I wondered where he'd been all this time

 ;D

Now that's a reference that may be lost on some of the newer board members ----------- and Maurice.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on September 24, 2011, 08:33:52 PM
Yes, I agree Tel. But sums up our Mo..... in my opinion anyway.  You know, I was quite pleased with my little ditty, others, even the older generation, were probably extremely......underwhelmed.   ;D


PS Tel, on another matter, I'm pleased Sian Williams has returned to Breakfast TV. I only started to watch it cos of her. 15 mins of bliss. How you can prefer that Susannah whatsername, god knows. That Sian W is mega horny.


Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Morgan on September 25, 2011, 12:06:22 AM
I have to say that I think Suzanne thingy is a babe, but there's also more babeness from someone on the BBC news channell (503 on Sky) who's damn cute.  Blonde hair but not a clue what her name is.

Furthermore theres a dark haired girl who used to present Newsround (news that I could understand) who does stuff at about 8:00 who is simply delightful.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Trevor Barstow on September 25, 2011, 09:40:28 PM
I have to say that I think Suzanne thingy is a babe....
Come on guys. Bury are in the relegation zone and we are wasting time on The Weather Girls?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Morgan on September 25, 2011, 11:10:12 PM
Weather girl?!

Newsreader if you don't mind ;)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on September 26, 2011, 01:47:18 AM
Just watched 1973 OGWT. John NNartin was superb, along with the wailers, Ry Cooder, Alex Harvey, and AWB. WTH was that Clifford T Ward track about?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on September 26, 2011, 02:37:51 AM
Pete, superb is an understatement. I loved all the OGWT progs last Friday. Johnny Winter was amazing, but if I could only take one music video to that desert island, it would be that one of SAHB performing 'Next'. I recorded it and watched it again and again .........and again  :)

Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on September 26, 2011, 02:49:48 AM
Next..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Tel on September 26, 2011, 04:13:20 PM
Yes, I agree Tel. But sums up our Mo..... in my opinion anyway.  You know, I was quite pleased with my little ditty, others, even the older generation, were probably extremely......underwhelmed.   ;D


PS Tel, on another matter, I'm pleased Sian Williams has returned to Breakfast TV. I only started to watch it cos of her. 15 mins of bliss. How you can prefer that Susannah whatsername, god knows. That Sian W is mega horny.

Well Rob you better make the most of your MILF fantasy. The BBC Breakfast programme is transferring to Manchester from London very soon and Ms Williams has opted not to move with it. So she'll probably be vanashing from your screen when it does.!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on September 26, 2011, 04:19:40 PM
Salford, not Manchester. We Salfordians hate it when referred to as Manchester.

She's a stuck up b*tch. Never liked her.......

 ;D

 



 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Jack the Train on September 26, 2011, 06:50:10 PM
Tell you what i put on yesterday for the first time in absolutely yonky-doodle dandies, Malcolm Morley's Aliens. What a fantastic album that is. Weird but wonderful. Crank it up!!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: celias on September 26, 2011, 08:39:32 PM
Pete, superb is an understatement. I loved all the OGWT progs last Friday. Johnny Winter was amazing, but if I could only take one music video to that desert island, it would be that one of SAHB performing 'Next'. I recorded it and watched it again and again .........and again  :)

That evening I had played "Next" three or four times over on youtube before watching all of the OGWT programmes that night and was treated to the same clip on OGWT! Great stuff, but had to end the night or early morning with a few clips of "Man" from youtube, of course, before retiring.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on September 26, 2011, 10:25:58 PM
That evening I had played "Next" three or four times over on youtube before watching all of the OGWT programmes that night and was treated to the same clip on OGWT! Great stuff, but had to end the night or early morning with a few clips of "Man" from youtube, of course, before retiring.

Hiya C

That post was a bit of a bummer. I thought you were joining in with the conversation about Sian Williams and that Suzanne Wotsit. Weather girls indeed!

See you Dec I hope   :)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on September 26, 2011, 10:54:57 PM
I've been doing a bit of calculation. The Weather Girls are a duo. So if one of them left, would the other one now have to sing 'It's Raining Man'.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on September 26, 2011, 11:00:33 PM
I've been doing a bit of calculation. The Weather Girls are a duo. So if one of them left, would the other one now have to sing 'It's Raining Man'.

Or if it's just a light shower, have to sing 'I was just a boy.....'
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: celias on September 26, 2011, 11:07:12 PM
That evening I had played "Next" three or four times over on youtube before watching all of the OGWT programmes that night and was treated to the same clip on OGWT! Great stuff, but had to end the night or early morning with a few clips of "Man" from youtube, of course, before retiring.

Hiya C

That post was a bit of a bummer. I thought you were joining in with the conversation about Sian Williams and that Suzanne Wotsit. Weather girls indeed!

See you Dec I hope   :)

Careful Rob, you don't want to get another "smite" do you?

See you in Dec.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: celias on September 26, 2011, 11:09:17 PM
The Weather Girls are a duo. So if one of them left, would the other one now have to sing 'It's Raining Man'.

Hallelujah
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Morgan on September 26, 2011, 11:43:58 PM
I'm lead to believe that Sian Williams went to school in Ystalyfera which is about 5 miles north of Ponty.  Furthermore she was sharing intimacies with Lembit Opek or however it was spelt and also had problems with opening her bowels when she was on I'm a weather girl/newsreader get me out of here.

If she'd eaten more pickled onions that may have been less of an issue.

BTW, for the 'float or not to float' question, the pickle jar has to be partially empty to facilitate the float.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on September 27, 2011, 12:00:28 AM
I've been doing a bit of calculation. The Weather Girls are a duo. So if one of them left, would the other one now have to sing 'It's Raining Man'.

Or if it's just a light shower, have to sing 'I was just a boy.....'

Or if it's a meteor shower, have to sing 'I was just a rock star..'
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on September 27, 2011, 12:15:55 AM
Quote
  Careful Rob, you don't want to get another "smite" do you?
blinkin eck C, I've got 247 of the b*gg*rs, another one isn't gonna make much difference :)

 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: celias on September 27, 2011, 08:18:13 AM
Quote
  Careful Rob, you don't want to get another "smite" do you?
blinkin eck C, I've got 247 of the b*gg*rs, another one isn't gonna make much difference :)


Umm -  -248! and that was not me - honest!!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on September 27, 2011, 11:34:19 AM
Umm -  -248! and that was not me - honest!!

Liar!!!

 ;D
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on September 27, 2011, 11:44:16 AM
..I remember the days when people discussed music here.. ::)

Watched OGWT again last night, that John martyn track was so outstanding, ordered the album (Solid Air). Which is the best Jm album?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: William Rait on September 27, 2011, 12:59:54 PM
..I remember the days when people discussed music here.. ::)

Watched OGWT again last night, that John martyn track was so outstanding, ordered the album (Solid Air). Which is the best Jm album?
Solid Air!! Well, in my opinion anyway. Bless the Weather (1971) is highly regarded as is One World(another favourite of mine). Grace and Danger is excellent but emotionally very raw as it was made when John was seperating from his wife and I was going through relationship problems so I struggle with it on that level.  Hope that helps.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Morgan on September 27, 2011, 06:36:22 PM
I bought a four disc, nine hour OGWT box set off Play the other wek for about 12, and it has quite q few of the bands that have been mentioned here, including Skynyrd doing Free Bird some John Martyn and Johhny Winter. I don't think Clifford T Ward is on it, but I could be wrong.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Jules on September 27, 2011, 07:50:52 PM
..I remember the days when people discussed music here.. ::)

Watched OGWT again last night, that John martyn track was so outstanding, ordered the album (Solid Air). Which is the best Jm album?

Solid Air is the standout. I also have a personal liking for Well Kept Secret, which I have just revealed. Damn!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on September 27, 2011, 07:51:58 PM
Which is the best Jm album?

IMO: Solid Air closely followed by Live at Leeds and some of The Tumbler and Bless The Weather
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: celias on September 27, 2011, 07:57:35 PM
..I remember the days when people discussed music here.. ::)

And dandelions!!!!

Umm -  -248! and that was not me - honest!!

Liar!!!

 ;D
would not know how to do a smite even if I wanted to!!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Morgan on September 27, 2011, 11:38:55 PM
Which is the best Jm album?

IMO: Solid Air closely followed by Live at Leeds and some of The Tumbler and Bless The Weather

So, both The Who and John Martyn lived at Leeds?  I'll be Bremnered.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on September 28, 2011, 03:18:18 PM
So, both The Who and John Martyn lived at Leeds?  I'll be Bremnered.

You had to send off for the JM LP and he hand wrote a message on the sleeve.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: lloydie 2 on September 28, 2011, 03:21:30 PM
Dan Bairds Homemade Sin (theres even a track that sounds like Deke could be playing it) plus Drive by truckers Go go boots.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete Clarkson on September 28, 2011, 05:05:13 PM
I was playing a Dave Edmunds "Best Of" last weekend and it struck me how much the rock and roll numbers sounded very similar to some of Deke's solo material, in both rythmn guitar and vocal.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on September 28, 2011, 08:13:26 PM
I was playing a Dave Edmunds "Best Of" last weekend and it struck me how much the rock and roll numbers sounded very similar to some of Deke's solo material, in both rythmn guitar and vocal.

It's that Rockfield sound...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Morgan on September 28, 2011, 11:38:42 PM
So, both The Who and John Martyn lived at Leeds?  I'll be Bremnered.

You had to send off for the JM LP and he hand wrote a message on the sleeve.

I remeber the JM one coming out - about '75?- and the postal thing, but had realised he signed each one. 

I only have Solid Air and The Church with One bell. A former boss of mine who liked May you Never and the Wet Wet Wet cover,  Sweet Little Mystery, asked to borrow the 'Bell' album.  Did my promotion prospects no good at all!!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on September 30, 2011, 09:05:12 PM
John NNartyn - Solid Air, deluxe 2 cd set.

This is f*cking annazing. Thanks whoever suggested it, I had it ordered anyway..

So nnuch great nnusic canne fronn that era, 1972ish, that I wasn't aware of at the tinne..
Ernie Grahann, NNalcolnn NNorely, this, all issued 1971-3, and albunns I would now take to nny desert island, I would re-enter a burning house to save these..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mark Oakley on October 10, 2011, 03:52:45 PM
Apart from the odd Robin Trower interlude - by way of preparation for a stonking set at Southampton last Thursday - I've been playing almost exclusively the new-ish Eric Sardinas album Black Pearls and another of his - Sticks and Stones. If you're hungry for a bit of in-your-face, foot-stomping, slide-guitar rock-blues raunch...this stuff really hits the spot!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Terry on October 10, 2011, 04:34:18 PM
Aqualung--Jethro Tull,every track is superb.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on October 12, 2011, 12:51:37 AM
JJ Cale. Naturally and Troubadour, followed by Ernie Grahann, Sea Fever..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Peter Steventon on October 12, 2011, 10:13:58 AM
Listening to Quicksand - Home is Where I Belong
Must thank John Bannon for mentioning it in an earlier post, I got a copy of the Japanese CD
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on October 16, 2011, 09:11:08 PM
Listening to Quicksand - Home is Where I Belong
Must thank John Bannon for mentioning it in an earlier post, I got a copy of the Japanese CD
Thanks for that Pete, I rate this album highly, costs a fortune on vinyl and that's always a good sign as to its quality.
For me there was so much good music back in those days, you had to make decision on how many albums you could afford, sadly at the time Quicksand had to take second stage to some more popular groups...my loss musically.....
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron Brain on October 16, 2011, 10:17:41 PM
Rockpile Live At Montreux
Honeybus
Blackburn and Snow
Trident label comp Sing Me Rainbow
Firemen Electric Arguments
Boston Spaceships Let It Beard
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete Clarkson on November 04, 2011, 02:11:59 PM
Man - cassette tape of the 2-song encore from live concert at Harlow Aug 1975! (Romain & A Hard Way to Live)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on November 04, 2011, 02:27:32 PM
The SMiLE Sessions.

I may never play anything else
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete Clarkson on November 04, 2011, 04:18:42 PM
Alan - it lives up to the fantasy then! I have the recent Brian Wilson version, which I saw him perform here in Bournemouth a few years back. That was....ok... and very polished, but I look forward to hearing the BB's harmonies on those original recordings. The track listing looked similar as I recall.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on November 04, 2011, 05:08:01 PM
Alan - it lives up to the fantasy then! I have the recent Brian Wilson version, which I saw him perform here in Bournemouth a few years back. That was....ok... and very polished, but I look forward to hearing the BB's harmonies on those original recordings. The track listing looked similar as I recall.

The 2003 version was the first time that there had been an attempt to convert it into a final playlist, and that's been used as the basis for sequencing the original tapes.    There were some tweaks on this (lyrics to In Blue Hawaii and some continuity to help with the flow) but it's all largely present and correct in this versions.

There's nothing on the set that I haven't heard in some shape or form - I've got loads of SMiLE based bootlegs and some has been issued previously as bonus tracks or as part of the Good Vibrations box set - but what is astounding is the sound quality which is excellent and puts you right in the room.

Just needing to listen to the fifth CD which is all from sessions for Good Vibrations.  What's not to like!   I'll catch up with the vinyl (album on 2 LP's plus 2 7" singles come with the set) over the weekend.

And the BB voices do make a difference.  It's a much warmer sound all round. 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete Clarkson on November 04, 2011, 05:30:37 PM
I have also this week been listening to  the Alcatraz "Doing A Moonlight" album whilst transferring it over from cassette to digital. That's a nice album and it would be great if it could get a proper CD release sometime soon. The reformed line-up was great at the Convention held at the Astoria some years back.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on November 04, 2011, 05:55:01 PM
Alcatraz "Doing A Moonlight"

I believe this is currently high on the list of projects for those nice people at Esoteric..
Vicky P is on the ball and knows we're desperately waiting for it..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Morgan on November 05, 2011, 03:35:04 PM
For 2.99 it could be this

http://www.play.com/Music/CD/4-/1012250/The-Best-Of-Budgie/Product.html?searchstring=&searchtype=allproducts&searchsource=2&searchfilters=ae212%7b646381%7dae212%7b646381%7d%2bc%7b34%7d%2bae212%7b646381%7d%2b&cpage=2&ob=4&urlrefer=search
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on November 05, 2011, 04:57:13 PM
..I think this one is better..

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Budgie-Best/dp/B00000I5M8/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1320504867&sr=8-4

..but a tadd more expensive.. Glad I got my copy years ago..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron Brain on November 05, 2011, 08:25:54 PM
Mike Stuart Span, Fleur de Lys, Boston Spaceships
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on November 05, 2011, 10:02:56 PM
...John Klemmer Lp"-All the children cried"(1969)...picked up for 5 dollars at this years Wfmu record fair, along with a Man -"Dont  go away" single for  $1.50 and a Badfinger "Day after day/Money" single for same....
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Michael Heatley on November 05, 2011, 10:15:23 PM
Ron - Mike Stuart Span comp I found alternately fab and awful.

Petes - I am personally pushing Alkaytraz after the successful Quicksand UK cd issue.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on November 06, 2011, 12:59:45 AM
..Alkaytraz..

..as in Al Qaeda?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Ron Brain on November 08, 2011, 01:26:12 AM
Ron - Mike Stuart Span comp I found alternately fab and awful.

Petes - I am personally pushing Alkaytraz after the successful Quicksand UK cd issue.

I"d agree about MSS. Not the great lost people tout it as. Fleurs is a lot better. I am just checking some of these lesser known bits. I'll just have to get the Beach Boys Smile and call it good
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on November 08, 2011, 09:31:29 PM
MSS only did 2 good tracks really - the Jewel single - and that is an acquired taste. Les Fleurs were much more interesting with the guitar solo on "Hold On" with them backing Sharon Tandy probably the high spot with "Liar" in second place.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on August 21, 2012, 01:36:06 AM
It's been a while since I last posted on this thread, every so often something comes along and you just have to share it. This summer a friend gave me a compilation CD titled 'Feel the Spirit' its quite a good collection of songs from the past. A track that stood out for me was Free Wheel by a band called Hard Meat, I had to admit I'd never heard of them, on further investigation I found out they had released two LP's  Hard Meat in 1970 and Through the Window in 1971. It seems the vinyl copies of these sell for quite a few shillings. I managed to find a CD release containing both albums on Progressive Line.
See the attached promotional info, as it says have a listen to them and become part of their music. I agree with one comment, 'the music is good the name of the group could have been better chosen'.
 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on August 21, 2012, 10:15:37 PM
Hard Meat released a single on the pink Island label; an indifferent version of the Beatles' "Rain" but an epic B side "Burning Up Years" - a real gem of low-fi post-psych pre-prog.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: lloydie 2 on August 23, 2012, 01:16:11 PM
Jethro Tull "Ministrel in the gallery" nice to listen to on the way to work.After seeing Allan Herons post on facebook re Mans Witchwood gig decided to give "Twang Dynasty" another spin.Next on will be "Diamonds and coal"Thought this one had lots of potential !!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: William Rait on August 23, 2012, 02:16:02 PM
Jethro Tull "Ministrel in the gallery" nice to listen to on the way to work....



Aqualung anniversary edition-FANTASTIC
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on August 23, 2012, 02:51:07 PM
Jethro Tull "Ministrel in the gallery" nice to listen to on the way to work.After seeing Allan Herons post on facebook re Mans Witchwood gig decided to give "Twang Dynasty" another spin.Next on will be "Diamonds and coal"Thought this one had lots of potential !!

Hey, what's this about AH and The Witchwood? C'mon, spill the beans. The Witchwood was my local gig....

It wasn't another occasion our esteemed bass player had a pop at me was it??     ;D
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: lloydie 2 on August 23, 2012, 03:54:49 PM
no he just mentioned that was the first time he had heard "feather on the scales of justuce".I think I saw Man twice at the Witchwood.Did you get to the Man gig at Manchester academy around about the same time?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on August 23, 2012, 05:35:50 PM
no he just mentioned that was the first time he had heard "feather on the scales of justuce".I think I saw Man twice at the Witchwood.Did you get to the Man gig at Manchester academy around about the same time?

A moot point that. man played M/cr Academy (not the main Academy unfortunately) one day, and the following day they played Colne Civic Hall. About 20miles apart if that. Even I had to choose one or the other. Started a bit of a debate at the time on why they play gigs so close to each other. Why not one gig and have a half decent attendance? It was embarrassing.

More important though, how are CBFC, now that you are minus the Bury connection?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: lloydie 2 on August 24, 2012, 10:41:44 AM
They have started off well with a win against Solihull and Halifax away.Now the mighty Chester are next.Going back to the Manchester gig wasnt the biiggest of turnouts bit enjoyable all the same.Got my Rhinos,winos book autographed at that one  :)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: happytrails on August 24, 2012, 11:09:41 AM
Bin giving The Tommy Bolin band a bit of air time today and Call Down the Moon on my way to work... 8)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: NickB on August 24, 2012, 06:25:29 PM
Santana Abraxus. Heard it played as background music in a craft shop in Narbeth recently, and couldn't believe how refreshingly chilled out (if there is such a thing) it still sounds 40 odd years later.

Also the Essential Jethro Tull and Howling Rain's Russian Wilds and some Muse. Just the right blend if you happen to be laying foundations for a shed (which curiously enough, is exactly what I'm doing)!!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on August 24, 2012, 09:55:56 PM
To add to my comments about Hard Meat the other day, managed to find this on Youtube  Freewheel from the second album Through a Window, in my opinion the best album out of the two they released. Fine musicians that didn't seem to get anywhere of note.
There was so much good music that came out in the late 60's and early 70's it was impossible for everybody to get the appropriate amount of airplay to get discovered.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnXvymKZEyA
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on August 25, 2012, 12:31:13 AM
Four tracks more from Hard Meat....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZkxIo0oLvU&feature=related
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Peter Steventon on September 09, 2012, 02:30:15 PM
Just been listening to the Band Orange Bicycle dont know if they have been mentioned on here before, only brought one album out and its not bad easy listening.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on September 09, 2012, 04:34:31 PM
I've just been listening to Capt Beefy whilst doing the ironing. Helped the hour or so to pass quite nicely thank you  :)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Arjayay on September 09, 2012, 07:28:32 PM
I've just been listening to Capt Beefy whilst doing the ironing. Helped the hour or so to pass quite nicely thank you  :)
I think you'll find he is actually called Captain Beaky, or in full Captain Beaky & His Band (Not Forgetting Hissing Sid!!!)
But as we all know "Hissing Sid is innocent - OK"
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on September 11, 2012, 08:53:57 PM
I've been giving the "Nuggets" box set a bit of a pounding along with Paganini's 1st, 2nd and 4th violin concertos.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on September 11, 2012, 09:35:21 PM
I've been giving the "Nuggets" box set a bit of a pounding along with Paganini's 1st, 2nd and 4th violin concertos.

What the f*ck's up with his 3rd?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Trevor Barstow on September 12, 2012, 08:35:18 AM
I've been giving the "Nuggets" box set a bit of a pounding along with Paganini's 1st, 2nd and 4th violin concertos.

What the f*ck's up with his 3rd?
Was that the ballad?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Martin Daughton on September 12, 2012, 05:35:32 PM
Haven't got the 3rd but I'm sure it's very nice.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Morgan on September 12, 2012, 11:26:13 PM
Is that a 'Richard' joke (Two Ronnies refer)?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on October 30, 2012, 12:10:45 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oag1Dfa1e_E&feature=related
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on August 19, 2013, 01:59:20 AM
Alkatraz - Doing a moonlight.

If Will can't get his f***ing arse together, I'll download it of the internet, not the best copy (but nothing wrong with it).

I'll still buy the Esoteric release when if it ever happens..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on August 19, 2013, 12:48:53 PM
Suspect as with all these older reissues Will's ultimately got very little say in the process when it comes to licensing the material.   

But would be grand to have this anyway.    Then I can retire my vinyl copy.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Michael Heatley on August 19, 2013, 05:08:27 PM
He was going to see Kingsley to establish who owns it. Last I heard. If the band do, then TWC-style deal can be done. If Kingsley does, ???????
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on September 10, 2013, 08:27:52 PM
...this is what would be on my turntable...it was from a cd i saw thru a shop window near the brooklyn bridge in the early 90s...lent it out,havent heard since till now... "Maiden Voyage"- Bobby Hutcherson/Harold Land quintet ('68-'71) ; live at Antibes July 25,1969...  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYOYCoiHjgo ...-cheers&peace... btw John if you are reading this,are you coming to the Micky Xmas jam this year? another listening session is in order :) ... 
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Post by: Mark Oakley on September 11, 2013, 10:46:28 AM
...this is what would be on my turntable...it was from a cd i saw thru a shop window near the brooklyn bridge in the early 90s...lent it out,havent heard since till now... "Maiden Voyage"- Bobby Hutcherson/Harold Land quintet ('68-'71) ; live at Antibes July 25,1969...  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYOYCoiHjgo ...-cheers&peace... btw John if you are reading this,are you coming to the Micky Xmas jam this year? another listening session is in order :) ...

Beautiful.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on September 24, 2013, 09:11:34 AM
...glad you like it Oakers!...at the school i was going to at the time,the jazz teacher had a book with a picture ive never seen again as of yet,of Bobby and Harold lighting each others cigarettes to kick off the gig...an iconic  photo... anyhow , presently enjoying these bootlegs from the Man '76 Welsh Connection tour...not so good with cds(they tend to get scattered),but ive found three so far...i love these;theres got be a few more around here somewhere :) ...peace&cheers... 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Terry on September 24, 2013, 10:05:46 AM
The Srypes,young band,great musicians,lots of energy,touches of Dr.Feelgood/ACDC
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Arjayay on September 24, 2013, 12:01:44 PM
The Srypes,young band,great musicians,lots of energy,touches of Dr.Feelgood/ACDC
Err - should that be the Strypes? ;)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on September 24, 2013, 01:40:51 PM
He was going to see Kingsley to establish who owns it. Last I heard. If the band do, then TWC-style deal can be done. If Kingsley does, ???????

Presuming that's Kingsley Ward, if he does own it, and there's a problem, tell Will to drop my name and remind our kingsley, that I was the fella who who he thought was breaking into Rockfield Studios a few years back, and when we got chatting, and I made a reference to Kingsley Ward, for him to then say "I am Kingsley Ward", and for me then to get on my knees and bow to him in the 'I'm not worthy' kind of a way, that'll clinch any deal required.

One of the greatest moments in my life.     ::) 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on September 25, 2013, 07:03:44 PM
...in looking for a rare image of Bobby Hutcherson and Harold Land lighting up before a gig(didnt find) on google i came across a previously unheard live version of "Blow Up" from july '69  in stockholm(i went to stockholm  w/ Guru a few years back for a jazz festival,havent been since)... a  song from the movie of the same name(i always loved the ending)...if anyone wants to hear;here it is(seems like a clean link):   http://www.mediafire.com/?zmjmgeugz0k (the link is free and has two tracks "Blow Up" and "Total Eclipse";for some reason it is titled "sweden all killer")   ...i studied w/ Joe Chambers the drummer, in the mid 90s at the new school for jazz and contemporary music;thats what took me to new york from boston....peace...also cheers... 8) ...got a sunny day goin' on over here...also found  a total of 4 concerts on cd from the Man '76 Welsh Connection tour that i got from Pete T. plus a copy of Alkatraz that John Bannon burned for me...to wit, i hope Kingsley(bless him)comes correct on this one,thats my opinion ...laterz :)...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete Clarkson on October 13, 2013, 12:11:55 PM
Just received the Korean "Doing a Moonlight" by Alkatraz - and very good it is too. Sound quality good and mini album replica cover is very nicely done. I had forgotten how very "Man-like" much of it is.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on November 28, 2013, 10:43:24 PM
...went to the Wfmu record fair here in nyc on 18th st bet. 6th and 7th av. this past sat....its every movember ;a fri night(early birds;eager beavers),sat and sunday...check it out sometime! ...one year i saw two "Beware the shadow"'s by Help Yourself; one was for 3.99, one 39.99...they seemed to be in similar condition... there was a big room full of vinyl from all genres, pizza ,beer, a live radio show, live bands, and an all day film room... in the film room i saw footage of bands playing overseas ;the Pretty Things where the drummer takes the cymbal into the audience and back...a group that had a sign behind them that looked like it said Ingots ...they turned out to be very good...another b&w band promo film where each member of the band gets interpretive...it starts out with a sax player who brings his sax up ,down ,left right ad nauseum ....i think the keyboard player was crawling around the floor at one point... later i came back in and it was live Sex Pistols and some other punk rock stuff; New York Dolls which i'd actually never seen footage of before...David Johansen was dressed up in drag doing "Trash" live ... came back still later and it was tv commercial/promo song videos: "up came oil" which was quite a piece of work ...  there was an amusing slide show presentation about the influx of "phony beatle" groups that were concocted by various record companies to cash in at the inception of Beatlemania,as the Beatles themselves only had two records out...one group was called "the Bearcuts", ostensibly because if you were looking alphabetically you would come across that record before you got to the real Beatle record and get suckered... there was one record company in particular that had no shame in what they would stoop to... anyhow, i took home three records : Ravi Shankar "live in San Francisco"(10$), the last album that Bob Welch did with Fleetwood Mac "Heroes are hard to find"(5$) ,and a 45 of Badfinger "Baby Blue/Flying"(6$) claiming it had never been played(not sure what its been doing all these years but anyhow i played it :) ) ...the next time i play records out somewhere i'll put it on as it just recently hit the charts again ...i wanted to get a record i didnt know existed "ReBop" a solo record from the famed percussionist from Traffic,and the record "Carryin' on" by Grant Green with a nice cover...also i wanted to get a copy of the Japanese documentary short about Badfinger(when walking by the table there was a great acoustic version of Lou Reed singing "Waiting for my man" from the early 70s playing)...i saw the "Touch" record that Deke shouts out in his latest book for $40... in terms of Man,i saw the "Manpower" album; with quite amusing liner notes...at the fair Man records are both expensive and cheap...kept my eye out for "Doin a Moonlight"... next year i'll have to come back ...in other news, i got in free to see the opening date of Lauryn Hills tour at the Bowery Ballroom last night, it was real good...11 people on the stage all playing their position,her voice was in fine form and her songs were reinterpreted in new ways;when she come your way check her out ... happy thanksgiving everybody... im going to have a friend over for an Indian thanksgiving i.e. we're gonna have some Indian food -cheers&peace... 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Akeno-Pool on November 29, 2013, 12:13:20 AM
Three Chords Good

..and they have announced a UK tour in May June next year.

If the UKis England by then!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Barry Island on November 29, 2013, 06:04:07 PM
New Breed by Wille and the Bandits - great great band with a slide based attack underpinned by some great rhythms.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on November 30, 2013, 12:31:52 PM
...Fleetwood Mac : Coming Home.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPW7yD7Rua0 ...and Angel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQlA1_4x2ts ...-cheers&peace...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on November 30, 2013, 12:53:33 PM
...Bobby Hutcherson -"Even Later" ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVjUzdOkkcc ...cheers;also peace-"Davey"
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on November 30, 2013, 01:39:32 PM
...Bobby Hutcherson- "Herzog" studio '68 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6P4ckoHqlY ...live '69 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4J6c0g2CyzM ...cheers&peace...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Barry Island on November 30, 2013, 11:41:32 PM
This.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4BqLkRxNj4&list=PL8FDA1E50EAEC93E9
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Alan Davies on December 02, 2013, 02:20:11 PM
The 4 CD remaster of Humble Pie - Performance, Rockin The Fillmore. All 4 shows. Great job on one of my all time favourite live albums.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Jules on December 04, 2013, 01:06:06 PM
King Crimson - Discipline. Missed it first time round but saw a clip of Frame By Frame on the Beeb recently. Mesmerising.
Bought the 40th anniversary edition to see if it was a fluke. Mmmmmmesmerising.

Tempted with the back catalogue. Highlights anyone?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on December 04, 2013, 04:29:30 PM
King Crimson - Discipline. Missed it first time round but saw a clip of Frame By Frame on the Beeb recently. Mesmerising.
Bought the 40th anniversary edition to see if it was a fluke. Mmmmmmesmerising.

Tempted with the back catalogue. Highlights anyone?

Discipline is the best of that line up of Crimson.   Crimson's gone through various gestations and each version is different and may or may not appeal to people that like  the others.   Imo the best of Crimson might (or might not) be contained in In The Court Of The Crimson King, Larks Tongue In Aspic and Red.   All of the others fall into somewhere between worth listening to and very good but I think those (alongside Discipline) are probably the highlights.  I do hold a torch for Lizard but that's a bit of a marmite album amongst Crimson fans.

From that particular line-up, Beat is good but they were beginning to run out of ideas by Three Of A Perfect Pair.

The KC albums since the 1990's are all very good but there is an element of repetition there - Fripp seemed to juggle things up by experimenting with line-ups rather than the music itself.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Barry Island on December 04, 2013, 07:17:37 PM
Cave of Clear Light - epic 3 CD set of early Pye and Dawn releases with great sleeve notes. Of course Man feature prominently and there is a Quicksand track also. Interspersed with a bit of reggae - Culture Live in Boston 1981. Cracking!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on December 04, 2013, 11:37:39 PM
King Crimson - Discipline. Missed it first time round but saw a clip of Frame By Frame on the Beeb recently. Mesmerising.
Bought the 40th anniversary edition to see if it was a fluke. Mmmmmmesmerising.

Tempted with the back catalogue. Highlights anyone?

Discipline is the best of that line up of Crimson.   Crimson's gone through various gestations and each version is different and may or may not appeal to people that like  the others.   Imo the best of Crimson might (or might not) be contained in In The Court Of The Crimson King, Larks Tongue In Aspic and Red.   All of the others fall into somewhere between worth listening to and very good but I think those (alongside Discipline) are probably the highlights.  I do hold a torch for Lizard but that's a bit of a marmite album amongst Crimson fans.

From that particular line-up, Beat is good but they were beginning to run out of ideas by Three Of A Perfect Pair.

The KC albums since the 1990's are all very good but there is an element of repetition there - Fripp seemed to juggle things up by experimenting with line-ups rather than the music itself.

Worth just stating that Crimson have never made an album not, at the very least, worth listening to.  So whilst I've identified what might be considered their peak, many of the others will still piss all over many others bands output.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Arjayay on December 05, 2013, 12:19:09 AM
I do hold a torch for Lizard but that's a bit of a marmite album amongst Crimson fans.
Totally with you about Lizard - the only album I've sold (financial straits) and rebought twice
James May cited it as his favourite album - he may not know a lot about cars, but does have a degree in music
Some would probably file it under "Jazz", but people who have to pigeonhole music, miss a lot of things that don't fit their pre-conceptions 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: rockprof on December 05, 2013, 03:22:40 AM
Favourite KC track was one sung by Demis Roussos, the chorus of which was scandalously ripped off by the Verve some years later. Can't remember what its called...but we used to belt around the country in a Ford Transit going from gig to gig with it going full blast...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: rockprof on December 05, 2013, 01:08:04 PM
Delete the above......
That was aphrodites child and feck all to do with KC.... ::)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Barry Island on December 05, 2013, 02:15:29 PM
What is all this about KC and the Sunshine Band?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Barry Island on December 07, 2013, 03:04:28 AM
As an addition to my last rather frivolous reply an I suggest Starless and Bible Black as the ultimate KC AND THE sunshine Band album. Fantastic angular 'Block Rockin' Beats'before they became popular and some vocals to melt your hardest parts. One of the best. Going to follow it up with a bit of 'Back into the Future!!!!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Arjayay on December 07, 2013, 09:19:30 PM
Despite the patronising title, I introduced several people to KC with "A Young Person's Guide to King Crimson"
A good compilation double album (despite including nothing from Lizard) released in 1976
However, looking it up, it was only issued on vinyl, except in Japan where it was released on CD but import copies are seriously expensive
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Morgan on December 08, 2013, 12:36:00 AM
I have a CD entitled The Concise Guide to KC, which I think is a variation on Young Person.  That's off the top of my ead so I may be wrong.  Point being that if it is, it may have a similar educational function to Young Person if someone was stuck.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Colin Salter on December 08, 2013, 10:41:31 AM
That may be "The Compact King Crimson", Mike, which my dear brother bought me as poor subsititute for having borrowed and lost my Discipline/Beat/Three of a Perfect Pair trilogy. Track list:
Discipline
Thela Hun Ginjeet
Matte Kudesai
Three of a Perfect Pair
Frame by Frame
Sleepless
Heartbeat
Elephant Talk
21st Century Schizoid Man
I Talk to the Wind
Epitaph
The Court of the Crimson King

Narrow in its sources, but as a round-up, it perfectly suited my needs; and the only KC stuff I've bought since has been new copies of the above trilogy, and of course their seminal prog-disco classic That's the Way (uh-huh uh-huh) I Like It.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Morgan on December 08, 2013, 01:48:00 PM
Colin, the full title appeasrs to be Sleepless         The Concise King Crimson.

I put the gap in to denote the few lines that seperate the words on the cd
Track listing is

21st century
epitaph
ITCOTCK
cat food
Ladies...
starless (abridged)
red
fallen angel
elephant talk
frame by frame
matte kudesai
heartbeat
thre  of a perfect pair
sleepless

so quite a bit of cross over. Cat no is CDV2721 and is released on Virgin with a 1993 copyright

Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Colin Salter on December 08, 2013, 04:31:25 PM
I think they got a fair bit of airplay for Sleepless when it came out, which might explain it being the title of the collection. I loved it and it's the track that made me buy the trilogy. The Compact King Crimson collection is dated 1986, so even closer to the release of Sleepless.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Jules on December 09, 2013, 04:27:42 PM
A Young Person's Guide to King Crimson
Why is there never a young person around when you need one.

Still, Tal Wilkenfeld's "Transformation" just dropped through my letter box, so I'll have to console myself with that.

What? She plays bass as well? Goodness...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Barry Island on December 09, 2013, 07:54:53 PM
What a name. Sounds most intriguing
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on December 18, 2013, 06:05:47 PM
i like to play this record around this time of year ... Keith Jarrett :Treasure Island  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVxEIOSncUw... i'd been waiting for this to come up on the tube for some time,i guess it's been there a while...i often wished the guitar solo at the end didn't fade out so soon on the record... this person kept the fade up enabling me to hear far beyond what i've ever heard before  :) ...the guitarist featured, Sam Brown,on the basis of this song alone(and a few others)is in my personal top 10 guitarists ...i'm working on learning the last solo after all these years...the very very last line he plays at the very end of the new fade is beautiful...in other news i'm off from teaching till the 2nd...i got two presents from my students...one kit kat bar with a 10$ bill and a huge chocolate musical note... yesterday i got called in to sub at raj mahal restaurant after a long stretch.when i got there the boss said "we don't need sitar tonite".i said "ok i didn't know Dalip didnt clear it with you"...he said "ok i'll give you 20 dollars"(it was cold and snowy)...i needed the bread so i said ok...there were four tables over the course of 5 hours.3 out of 4 gave me a dollar.but i played to just the staff for hours on end...the boss gave me 15$ at the end of the night but promised better times ahead...oh gee... being a musician is not always easy,but that's ok.the staff asked me why don't i just get a regular job.why be a musician.i told them it wasn't really a choice...looking forward to get home to mass. for the holidays maybe out to a cabin in the woods to play music and hang w/ friends... happy holidays everyone  :) -cheers&peace... 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Barry Island on December 21, 2013, 09:31:15 PM
The Icicle Works, Captain Beefheart - Live in Brussels and Live at the Paget Rooms. :D
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Cross on December 22, 2013, 01:30:58 PM
My favourite, & thus highly recommended, KC albums are:

In The Court of the Crimson King (excluding Moonchild)
In The Wake of Poseidon
Lizard
Islands

Starless & Bible Black
Red

and from much later: Thrak

For anyone who likes the first 4 albums, then I strongly recommend listening to the 21st Century Schizoid Band, which consisted of ex-early-KC members Collins, M Giles (replaced by Ian Wallace), P Giles, & McDonald plus Jakko Jakszyk. Having 2 people playing keys & sax they were able to reproduce the original arrangements live which the early KC wasn't able to do. They played songs from the first 4 KC albums, plus 'Starless' itself, some from McDonald & Giles, and a few written by the members.

Most of their official releases are still available from https://www.burningshed.com/store/schizoidband/ (https://www.burningshed.com/store/schizoidband/)

Official Bootleg Volume One (CD)
Live In Italy [Jux Tap, Sarzana, March 20th, 2003 + The Naima Club, Forli, March 25th, 2003] (CD)
Live In Japan [Shinjuku Kouseneinkin Hall, Tokyo, November 6th, 2002] (CD)
Live In Japan [Shinjuku Kouseneinkin Hall, Tokyo, November 6th, 2002] (CD/DVD)

Burning Shed also have releases by Jakko M. Jakszyk, The Michael Giles Mad Band, Jakszyk/Fripp/Collins, King Crimson, Bill Bruford, Crimson Jazz Trio, and many others.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: George Jones on December 22, 2013, 09:22:40 PM
Jonathan Wilson - Fanfare

Crossroads Festival 2013 (More guitarists on stage than at the Garage!!!!)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on December 23, 2013, 01:45:20 PM
Crossroads Festival 2013 (More guitarists on stage than at the Garage!!!!)

Watched this the other day.  Loved seeing AFL ripping the place up on Ginhouse Blues.

Got the BluRay for this but thankfully it was the same price as the DVD - the footage is almost VHS quality.  Would have Gav in an uproar, I'm sure  ;)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on December 31, 2013, 01:48:35 AM
..QMS - Winterland 73..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Jon M on December 31, 2013, 11:41:56 AM
QMS 73 - any recommendations for QMS, live or studio?

I gave up early on ; I have the first lp, faultless, and liked side 2 of Happy Trails (Calvary)but never really got  the appeal of Who do you love on side1 even though i think Bo Diddley was great. As for Shady Grove and much as i admire Nicky Hopkins...

Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Cross on December 31, 2013, 02:38:55 PM

QMS 73 - any recommendations for QMS, live or studio?


I love the first 2 original albums, and I too found Shady Grove a big disappointment.

All the subsequent original QMS albums feature Dino Valenti singing and writing most of the material... neither of which is a plus as far as I'm concerned. I don't like his singing voice, and find most of his compositions rather bland.

That said, there are some tracks on Just For Love that I really like: 'Cobra' (an instrumental, so no Dino!), 'Gone Again', and 'Fresh Air'. 'The Hat' has a certain shambolic loose charm.

For me, What About Me and Solid Silver have all of the problems that Just For Love has but without any of the redeeming features.

There have been a number of live albums released in recent years, mostly using recordings that have circulated in trading circles for many years. As I understand it, not having heard the albums myself as I have the traded versions, the sound quality varies considerably.


As far as the QMS, and then just plain Quicksilver, albums without Cipollina are concerned, there's only the occasional song I like.
 

Recommendations:

Live at The Summer of Love - See http://www.michaelcross.me.uk/jc/q-det2.htm#latsol (http://www.michaelcross.me.uk/jc/q-det2.htm#latsol) for details

Live at the Fillmore: June 7, 1968 -  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Live-Fillmore-Quicksilver-Messenger-Service/dp/B00BDQWBH0/ref=sr_1_2 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Live-Fillmore-Quicksilver-Messenger-Service/dp/B00BDQWBH0/ref=sr_1_2). See http://www.michaelcross.me.uk/jc/q-det1.htm#latf (http://www.michaelcross.me.uk/jc/q-det1.htm#latf) for more details.

Anthology Box 1966-1970 - if it's still available. See http://www.michaelcross.me.uk/jc/q-det2.htm#ab (http://www.michaelcross.me.uk/jc/q-det2.htm#ab) for details

Just For Love - for 3 or 4 tracks. Or, pick a compilation that has the good songs from this album on it... this will also likely have the 2 songs from the Revolution film soundtrack, 'Cod(e)ine' and 'Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You' which are excellent. See http://www.michaelcross.me.uk/jc/q-det2.htm (http://www.michaelcross.me.uk/jc/q-det2.htm) for details of many of the compilations.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Barry Island on December 31, 2013, 08:54:22 PM
re:Dino Valenti. Tend to agree with comments above in general but there are one or two stand out tracks with him on for me. They are on the album Comin' Thru and two or three tracks are mean and choogling with some horns really ripping things up - well I think so anyway. Not the sort of music I usually listen to QMS for but pretty damn fine.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on December 31, 2013, 11:04:13 PM
..Cipollina was the driving force behind QMS with his unique sound.

There are plenty of other bands that benefited from his addition. I've always liked Terry and the Pirates with Doubtful Handshake, and Rock 'N' Roll Heaven by The Novato Frank band, an all star band formed around petrol pump attendant Frank from Novato..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Barry Island on January 03, 2014, 02:59:21 AM
Flying Burritto Brothers, Steppenwolf, Dreadzone and Help Yourself 5
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Cross on January 04, 2014, 05:57:00 PM
Re QMS recommendations...


Here's part of 'Fresh Air' from the Just for Love album, showcasing Dino's voice in full plaintive flight, and some of the mighty fine instrumental backing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2bx8pgkng0#t=33 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2bx8pgkng0#t=33)

The clip is advertising a new Collector's Edition, Limited Edition, Original Recording Remastered in High Definition 96 KHz / 24-bit, Audiophile Recording CD released late last year by Culture Factory USA, Inc. http://www.culturefactoryusa.com/ (http://www.culturefactoryusa.com/).

The same label has released versions of QMS, Happy Trails, Shady Grove, What About Me, Quicksilver, and Comin' Thru. Plus albums by Jefferson Airplane, Robert Palmer, Hot Tuna, Moon Martin, James Taylor, Mink DeVille, The Motels, and many more.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Barry Island on January 04, 2014, 07:46:55 PM
Hot Tuna now there is a band to enjoy. :)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Allan Heron on January 04, 2014, 08:01:41 PM
..Cipollina was the driving force behind QMS with his unique sound.

There are plenty of other bands that benefited from his addition. I've always liked Terry and the Pirates with Doubtful Handshake, and Rock 'N' Roll Heaven by The Novato Frank band, an all star band formed around petrol pump attendant Frank from Novato..

I'd agree that Cipollina had a unique sound but I never got the impression that he was the driving force behind many of his musical adventures.  Which is one factor why he is not given wider recognition for his playing, I suspect.

I love the first two QMS albums and the Copperhead album but much of the other stuff, whilst enjoyable and probably great live, wasn't too exceptional.   That live album he did with that Welsh group wasn't bad, mind  ;)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on January 07, 2014, 09:41:25 AM
...was playing guitar w/ a friend on sunday and played something that reminded me of the intro to this song... in junior high i had a 1981/82 "rock yearbook" with charts,quotes,calendar of the years activities,best and worst album covers etc, + feature articles on the best groups of the year.this group was featured and was one of my favorites at the time.i had the record and listened to it in the summer daze, in the suburbs of philly at my grandmas house.thats hardly glamourous(insert emoticon of your choice here), but this is a great video and band too with an awesome leader :Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers  "Here Comes my Girl" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4nPa35CZPI ... btw everybody stay warm!-cheers&peace...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Barry Island on January 07, 2014, 03:30:40 PM
Tom Petty has done some great tunes and featured in one of my all time best double bills when he and the Heartbreakers were support for Nils Lofgren when they toured in the 70s. Lofgren also did his back somersault off a trampet which was pretty novel.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: happytrails on January 07, 2014, 07:27:24 PM
Whilst I agree with the like of the QMS and Copperhead albums , I really enjoy the Dinosaurs and Thunder 'n' Lightning too...saw Nick with John at the Greyhound in Fulham , thought John was just as thunderous as ever and we all had a brilliant time...was even great to see Deke there too.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Cross on January 08, 2014, 08:41:01 PM

..QMS - Winterland 73..


I've been listening to this, and agree that it's 'not bad'. The packaging is pretty good and shows that someone put some effort into the release.

The artwork has the tracks as:

1.   Losing Hand
2.   Play My Guitar   
3.   Mojo   
4.   What About Me?
5.   The Hat
6.   Who Do You Love?
7.   Jam 1
8.   Jam 2

and the musicians as:

Dino Valenti - lead vocals
Gary Duncan - lead guitar
Mark Ryan - bass guitar
Greg Elmore - percussion
Harold Aceves - percussion

with Special Guests:   
John Cipollina - guitar   
David Freiberg - keyboards

However, there's a B&W video clip available online on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olnbwZxjcbI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olnbwZxjcbI) which shows that the tracking and musician credits aren't totally accurate:
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on January 08, 2014, 09:01:35 PM
..and QMS at The Fillmore, 19661105..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Barry Island on January 10, 2014, 08:51:11 PM
Help Yourself all weekend for me. Maybe some Hot Tuna on vinyl next week.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on January 10, 2014, 09:03:35 PM
..MM.. thanks pete..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on January 10, 2014, 09:39:16 PM
Just about to leave t'office. God how I envy our Heron   ;) 

That CD from Oakers will go on as soon as I'm in the car, can't recall the band name. Has the song about being found in a disused air raid shelter. Martin Ace eat your heart out!! Not been off the cd player since it winged it's way to Greater Bury from Upper Dorset or somewhere.  Awesome stuff!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on January 10, 2014, 09:48:09 PM
Just about to leave t'office. God how I envy our Heron   ;) 

..Rob, you're working too hard, far too hard, especially for someone "our" age..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on January 11, 2014, 12:15:58 AM
Just about to leave t'office. God how I envy our Heron   ;) 

..Rob, you're working too hard, far too hard, especially for someone "our" age..

Oh, yes. Forgot about you. The other lazy git of this Message Board.  :))

Or more likely, you and Heron were/are clever b*st*rds. Thicko's like me, however...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on January 25, 2014, 02:08:05 PM
...Dave Liebman - "Sam's float"('73) from "Lookout farm", their band and  hangout (the guitarist John Abercrombie is playing in the next few weeks around here)... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXZLf2ss5dI ...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Barry Island on February 23, 2014, 12:17:57 AM
4 CD set from the Monterey Pop Festival. Great booklet, great music and great price - 12!!! What's not to like?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Barry Island on March 15, 2014, 10:40:51 PM
Chessmasters - Magic Sam and In the Light - Horace Andy
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on March 28, 2014, 01:28:25 PM
...folks ,for the first time in my life yesterday(i'm 43)...i bought a Kiss album(down the st at the record store;i had seen it a few weeks previous)...here's the story: when i was a kid maybe 5 ,6, 7,8 at the school fair,in the summer on saturdays in the school park(which already had some jungle gyms,monkey bars, and different size tires set upright in the ground from big to small , and tied together as a swing),we had sports,candy,bean bag races,a thing where you try to throw a wet sponge at someone who puts their face inside a picture of a hippie throwing up the peace sign or something completely unrelated,and the thing where you put your name on a balloon and send it out out and hope someone will send it back from far away ... anyhow before i was buying any albums or anything like that we got the Kiss makeup at the face painting station...my twin brother Rob(he used to go as "the Catman" Peter Criss) told me it was an older girl who made us up.i went as "the Starman" Paul Stanley...i remember waiting a long time one time,but overall it was part of a very beautiful vibe, place , and time...i remember getting familiar with the different band members names and make up,but again this was way before i had any records...some of the kids at school may have had a Kiss lunch box...well a few years later when i was about 9 i went over to my new friend Chris Young's house...he took me into one room where his Dad(who was in some kind of band) kept his guitars...we opened up a case,marveled at the guitar and then closed it...he wanted to show me his room next...i walked in...it was wall to wall Kiss posters...wall to wall...he put on the record( a live album)...well he was a great kid and i wanted to groove with the whole thing...but the songs didn't hit me for some reason...i was getting into the Beatles and the Stones(how original:)...it seemed liked his whole scene was Kiss...anyhow there were rumors that Gene Simmons had a cows tongue grafted onto his tongue...i googled it...i'm still not sure...i saw them in some "Hit Parader" or "Creem" magazines from time to time... the reason i revisited all this was because i read in the news about their upcoming induction (down the st at the Barclay center) into the "Rock and roll hall of fame" ... the record i got is Alive II.it comes with posters,"Kisstory"('73-76) photo booklet,a Kiss comic book offer & merch page, and a "Kiss Army" paraphernalia catalog and questionnaire...the 3 songs i l have listened to and dug so far are "Shock Me", "Shout it out Loud", and "Rocket Ride"...peace&cheers...
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: halfamix on March 28, 2014, 05:53:30 PM
I once had a Kiss album although for the life of me I can't think what happened to it as I certainly haven't got it anymore! It may have gone the way of a few other albums when I had a clear out (which I now regret) of vinyl in the early 80's, as far as my addled mind can remember it was "Love Gun" from 1977.   
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on April 04, 2014, 09:18:41 PM
Alkies, Live. I cannot stop listening to it. Gets better every listen. Every song is a gem. But we know that anyway, don't we.

Living In The World Today... Awesome, absolutely awesome.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Morgan on April 04, 2014, 11:06:31 PM
Something worries me here.  Is it april fool related?
Has anyone spotted the discrepancy between Rob's + and - scores?  I think a recount is in order.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on April 04, 2014, 11:25:59 PM
9 up. Didn't notice that. Who the piggin hell is doing these? Love it!!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Morgan on April 04, 2014, 11:59:23 PM
Make that 10!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on April 05, 2014, 01:48:09 AM
..whoever's doing the smitting, he/she's not keeping up..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on April 05, 2014, 10:11:33 AM
..whoever's doing the smitting, he/she's not keeping up..

Only 64 posts behind you...

Anyway, isn't it 'smiteing' rather than 'smitting'?

:)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Barry Island on April 05, 2014, 07:24:07 PM
Back on topic now guys. I'm weighing in with Press on by Lack of Afro and Craig Charles' second compilation. Saw his roadshow recently - he plays the best air trombone ever. ;D
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Pete T on April 05, 2014, 09:47:49 PM
..whoever's doing the smitting, he/she's not keeping up..

Only 64 posts behind you...

Anyway, isn't it 'smiteing' rather than 'smitting'?

:)

Pedant - and after all I've done for you.. Is that 11th I see?..
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on April 05, 2014, 10:08:50 PM
No, Pete. Not being pedanric, genuine question. Smitting or smiteing?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Morgan on April 05, 2014, 11:26:29 PM
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/smiting

It would appear that 'smiting' is correct.

Now, is 'pedanRic correct ;)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on April 05, 2014, 11:40:19 PM
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/smiting

It would appear that 'smiting' is correct.

Now, is 'pedanRic correct ;)

It's this blummin' Blackbetty phone. Haste it. I mean hate it. There we go again. Grrrr!!
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Mike Morgan on April 06, 2014, 12:12:42 AM
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/smiting

It would appear that 'smiting' is correct.

Now, is 'pedanRic correct ;)

It's this blummin' Blackbetty phone. Haste it. I mean hate it. There we go again. Grrrr!!

Black Betty bam a lang... :)
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on April 28, 2014, 08:58:13 PM
Received the new album Expecting Company by Sassafras today. A brilliant remastered effort by Esoteric with additional bonus tracks and sleeve notes provided by our very own Michael Heatley.
I'm on record on the Manboard as saying this is one of the best debut albums by any group and I haven't changed my mind. 
Another group from S.Wales who haven't had their due recognition. I recommend this highly, should be part of everyone's collection in my estimation.   
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Barry Island on April 29, 2014, 12:53:06 AM
Received the new album Expecting Company by Sassafras today. A brilliant remastered effort by Esoteric with additional bonus tracks and sleeve notes provided by our very own Michael Heatley.
I'm on record on the Manboard as saying this is one of the best debut albums by any group and I haven't changed my mind. 
Another group from S.Wales who haven't had their due recognition. I recommend this highly, should be part of everyone's collection in my estimation.
Couldn't agree more John - saw this group many times in my youth and they were excellent every time. Beefy gave the mike to my brother so he could sing a solo at one gig. This album is the one I think is best and still have my vinyl copy. Happy listening.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Andrew P on April 29, 2014, 11:52:14 AM
Received the new album Expecting Company by Sassafras today. A brilliant remastered effort by Esoteric with additional bonus tracks and sleeve notes provided by our very own Michael Heatley.
I'm on record on the Manboard as saying this is one of the best debut albums by any group and I haven't changed my mind. 
Another group from S.Wales who haven't had their due recognition. I recommend this highly, should be part of everyone's collection in my estimation.
Couldn't agree more John - saw this group many times in my youth and they were excellent every time. Beefy gave the mike to my brother so he could sing a solo at one gig. This album is the one I think is best and still have my vinyl copy. Happy listening.

Now this is a band which needs to do a set at Micky's Next Jam in December. Last time I saw Sassafrass on stage was down at the Patti a few years ago at the usual Man Christmas Party, and for me that night they were the highlight (puts on tin hat). Given the significant Sassafrass content of The All Star Band, this looks to me like a plan. 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Michael Heatley on April 29, 2014, 12:27:40 PM
Let me add that the excellent sleeve notes were assisted by JB's expert knowledge.

Thanks, John. I was going to get them to send you a copy!  :P
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Barry Island on April 29, 2014, 05:16:28 PM
I would love to hear a live recording of the band in their heyday. Does anyone know if any were ever made?
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on April 29, 2014, 07:09:50 PM
I would love to hear a live recording of the band in their heyday. Does anyone know if any were ever made?
A live CD was issued in 2002, aptly named Sassafras Live. It was from a concert in St David's Hall  Sept 2000, it was released by Iberico Records Catalogue number IB89001. It contains quite a few tracks from Expecting Company and a superb version of Neil Young's, Ohio.
It finishes off with a rendition of I am the Walrus Sassafras style with a leaning towards the Welsh nation which obviously sends the crowd wild.
I'll try to attach an image of the cover for you.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Barry Island on April 29, 2014, 07:18:57 PM
Brilliant - Thanks John, I will check it out ;D
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on April 29, 2014, 07:41:41 PM
Let me add that the excellent sleeve notes were assisted by JB's expert knowledge.
Don't exaggerate Michael, I don't do expert in anything except may be drinking which can be detected in previous posts, especially on long Bank Holidays.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Rob W on April 29, 2014, 08:34:02 PM
My Dear Bannon

The word 'expert' is derived from the amalgamation of two words, 'ex' and 'spurt', which over time became 'expert'.

The definition of an expert is:-

an 'ex' is a has been

and a 'spurt' is a drip under pressure....

Just sayin' like...   

See ya soon in Sunny Southport

 ;D 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on April 29, 2014, 09:27:42 PM
My Dear Bannon

The word 'expert' is derived from the amalgamation of two words, 'ex' and 'spurt', which over time became 'expert'.

The definition of an expert is:-

an 'ex' is a has been

and a 'spurt' is a drip under pressure....

Just sayin' like...   

See ya soon in Sunny Southport

 ;D
Sadly I fit all the criteria you mention. Look forward to seeing you soon. Any news from Davey over the water and when he intends coming over. I'll guarantee it will be when I'm on holiday abroad. 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on April 30, 2014, 08:37:35 PM
=Rob W

 Look forward to seeing you soon. Any news from Davey over the water and when he intends coming over.
...hey John,sorry i didnt reply sooner,got a little jammed up;took on an extra day of teaching till june,starting yesterday...its a matter of funding.the pipe dream is to come to the 3 shows in June(will make final assessment before the end of may;will keep you posted)...if not that,possibly september...and count me in for this years Micky xmas jam...peace
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: John Bannon on April 30, 2014, 09:44:50 PM
=Rob W

 Look forward to seeing you soon. Any news from Davey over the water and when he intends coming over.
...hey John,sorry i didnt reply sooner,got a little jammed up;took on an extra day of teaching till june,starting yesterday...its a matter of funding.the pipe dream is to come to the 3 shows in June(will make final assessment before the end of may;will keep you posted)...if not that,possibly september...and count me in for this years Micky xmas jam...peace
I guessed this would happen, I have a pre-booked holiday from 13th June until the 27th June, I really would liked to have attended the Gary Pickford Hopkins tribute on the 19th of June, sadly these days holidays have to be booked in advance to get the best offers. Talking to Rob. W. Son of Man In Sept in London looks promising. If you come over and need somewhere to stay I can look after you until the 13th June.
Depending on your circumstances Sept or the Christmas Micky memorial concert might be better. 
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Davey on May 01, 2014, 03:08:31 AM


I guessed this would happen, I have a pre-booked holiday from 13th June until the 27th June, I really would liked to have attended the Gary Pickford Hopkins tribute on the 19th of June, sadly these days holidays have to be booked in advance to get the best offers. Talking to Rob. W. Son of Man In Sept in London looks promising. If you come over and need somewhere to stay I can look after you until the 13th June.
Depending on your circumstances Sept or the Christmas Micky memorial concert might be better. 
aok...will be in touch in a few weeks-peace
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Barry Island on May 01, 2014, 10:23:10 PM
Quicksand - Home is Where I Belong. High volume this p.m. watching the sunshine and showers sweep across the landscape. Top listening to an excellent album.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: T3DSK1 on May 04, 2014, 08:20:41 PM
At the moment Sandy Denny Late November awesome voice
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Barry Island on May 22, 2014, 12:47:47 AM
For those of you who like your Reggae smoooooooooooooth. Twice by Hollie Cook.
Title: Re: What's on your turntable this week
Post by: Nick Nation on May 22, 2014, 08:49:43 AM
For those of you who like your Reggae smoooooooooooooth. Twice by Hollie Cook.

I like my reggae rough and tough and in dub. Special recommendations to 'Leggo Dub' 'African Dub Chapter 3' and Prince Far I's 'Cry Tough Dub Ecounter 1'. And 2.

Quicksand - Home is Where I Belong. High volume this p.m. watching the sunshine and showers sweep across the landscape. Top listening to an excellent album.

Don't forget to send Will a card/note everyone....I 'will' be checking!
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Post by: Barry Island on May 22, 2014, 12:42:45 PM
For those of you who like your Reggae smoooooooooooooth. Twice by Hollie Cook.

I like my reggae rough and tough and in dub. Special recommendations to 'Leggo Dub' 'African Dub Chapter 3' and Prince Far I's 'Cry Tough Dub Ecounter 1'. And 2.

Quicksand - Home is Where I Belong. High volume this p.m. watching the sunshine and showers sweep across the landscape. Top listening to an excellent album.

Don't forget to send Will a card/note everyone....I 'will' be checking!

Me too Nick and pleased to say all of the above are on my playlist. If you haven't checked it out Man from Warrika (spellings vary) Dub by Rico is arguably the most magnificent Dub album ever. A friend of mine had a copy in the late 70s as white label vinyl and it took a good 25 years or so until it came out on CD and I was able to listen to it again - epic sounds. Hollie is still on my turntable as we speak but I can feel this afternoon becoming Rico time once again.
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Post by: Nick Nation on May 22, 2014, 06:12:07 PM
Me too Nick and pleased to say all of the above are on my playlist.

Good man, Bazza. Let us not forget (oh all right, let's forget) that my band 'Shake The Nation' took their name from 'Cry Tough Dub Encounter 3'.

If you haven't checked it out Man from Warrika (spellings vary) Dub by Rico is arguably the most magnificent Dub album ever.

Yes, I haven't got it but it is a goodie.
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Post by: Jack the Train on May 24, 2014, 01:07:20 AM
The Smiths - Barbarism Begins at Home, Dutch radio 1985. Little feat live at Ebbetts Field, 1973
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Post by: Mike Morgan on May 24, 2014, 10:35:02 AM
Doors. Weird scenes inside the goldmine.  Some of it is showing it's age but a worthwhile buy.
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Post by: Pete T on May 24, 2014, 12:24:16 PM
..Dylan - Bootleg series Vols 1-3..
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Post by: Rob W on May 24, 2014, 01:53:21 PM
Sorry all, not very imaginative I know, but as much as I try, I still can't get the Alkies live, off the CD player. 'Living In The World' and 'Maybe Monday' on full blast - perfect!

Thanks again, AH.

Mikey M - what do you think?
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Post by: Mike Morgan on May 24, 2014, 03:50:16 PM
Enjoyed it, but the muddy sound ain't great. Strange how the guitar parts shine through with clarity now and again.
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Post by: Colin Salter on May 24, 2014, 07:08:28 PM
For a couple of weeks now I've been rediscovering Jukka Tolonen and Tasavallan Presidenttii. Jukka is a Finnish jazz guitarist with rocky leanings. He went off the rails early this century with addiction problems and went to prison after stabbing his girlfriend. There he found Jesus and now plays hymns on piano (arthritis preventing him from playing guitar now). One up for God, but a sad loss as a guitarist to the rest of us. A documentary about him has just been released in his native Finland, which will come out on DVD in due course, my Finnish correspondent tells me. Meanwhile some of his early stuff is a cherry red Gibson 335 joy, especially
Tasavallan Presidenttii - Lambertland (1972)
Tasavallan Presidentii - Milky Way Moses (1973)
Jukka Tolonen - Tolonen! (his first solo, biggest album in Finland that year, 1971)
Jukka Tolonen - Hysterica
Jukka Tolonen - The Hook
The Jukka Tolonen Band - Passenger to Paramaribo
Jukka Tolonen - Cool Train (Tolonen plays Coltrane!) (2004)
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Post by: Rob W on May 24, 2014, 08:40:07 PM
And Colin S's reply typifies why I apologised. I learn stuff every day on this MB. Pity my irregular supply of surprise CD's from Oakers has dried up.

Incidentally Colin. Thoroughly enjoyed reading your website, and interested to see you have a link to Ashton. A town which has virtually become a 2nd home for me. Fascinating history, and a lovely museum which takes a few visits. If you don't mind me asking, why the link? And hoping you're at an upcoming gig, looking forward to a good chat :) 
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Post by: Colin Salter on May 24, 2014, 08:46:43 PM
Listening to Jukka Tolonen again now, it seems strange that I didn't think of him as jazz back in the 70s. Then, he was just great prog rock. Now, the jazz thing is what leaps out.

Thanks for your kind words about the website. My great grandmother was one of the Ashton Reyners, who owned mills in the town for most of the 19th century. To my shame I've never been. Worth a trip, would you say? (I expect you would!)

For boarders not connected to Ashton, other towns are also available on my website!
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Post by: Rob W on May 26, 2014, 12:14:15 PM
On my turntable last night was (were?) Plummet Airlines and Eire Apparent. First time for both (either?).

Replying to Colin, wouldn't say Ashton is worth a visit from afar unless of personal significance, or part of a wider visit. That said, the historic Ashton is a widely kept secret, and many in these parts think it's just some rough council estate. Offensive anyway, but moreso as Ms Rob W lives on it.

Talking of Ms Rob, she's into the history of the town, and moreso into genealogy, which I believe you are. Fascinating stuff. She's embarrassed that she's not aware of the Reyners. More homework wethinks.
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Post by: Colin Salter on May 26, 2014, 08:14:41 PM
http://talltalesfromthetrees.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/jane-reyner-c1850-1938-and-cockbrook.html will tell Mrs W far more than she needs to know about Reyners.
http://talltalesfromthetrees.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Reyner will get her to all the Reyner-related articles on the site - as mill owners they played a prominent part in Ashton life (magistrates etc).
The Bayleys of Stalybridge are also related. They're at http://talltalesfromthetrees.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Bayley

Plummet Airlines were always on my to-hear list and I never did. Any good?
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Post by: Rob W on May 26, 2014, 08:27:56 PM
Spooky! Just googling Reyners, Ashton.  Quick peak at the Man forum, and seen your post.

She was aware of Reyners St and some haulage company, George Reyners Ltd. And just as a point of fact, not Mrs W !!  :)

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Post by: Barry Island on May 26, 2014, 11:34:19 PM
I lived in Hyde for a couple of years - great place with good pubs, a youthful Ricky Hatton and Harold Shipman.
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Post by: Colin Salter on May 27, 2014, 12:25:16 PM
Beg pardon, Rob W, my old eyes - not Mrs W and hope she wasn't offended. Ms.
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Post by: Pete T on May 27, 2014, 11:03:48 PM
I lived in Hyde for a couple of years - great place with good pubs, a youthful Ricky Hatton and Harold Shipman.

Were you looking for anything BI, and did you find it?..
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Post by: Pete T on May 27, 2014, 11:08:06 PM
QMS - Hawaii 1970. Claims to be an "Official release". I wonder?..

Also has a 12 page booklet. 10 have poor quality pictures, and the two that have a few lines of text, one is a quote.
Pics supplied by Gary Duncan, so I guess he was involved in the issue of this..
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Post by: Mike Morgan on May 28, 2014, 06:13:27 PM
Weird scenes... Anyone know who sings on You Need Meat? 6th track, side two.
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Post by: Barry Island on May 29, 2014, 12:36:59 AM
I lived in Hyde for a couple of years - great place with good pubs, a youthful Ricky Hatton and Harold Shipman.

Were you looking for anything BI, and did you find it?..
A Heart of Gold - and No. Still searching!
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Post by: Rob W on May 29, 2014, 07:53:56 AM

A Heart of Gold - and No. Still searching!

So, you've lived in Hollywood, Redwood......... and Hyde.

Cool  8)
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Post by: Barry Island on May 29, 2014, 09:35:02 AM

A Heart of Gold - and No. Still searching!

So, you've lived in Hollywood, Redwood......... and Hyde.

Cool  8)
I've been a miner for a ton of coal. (Welsh Lyric)
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Post by: Rob W on May 29, 2014, 12:06:29 PM

A Heart of Gold - and No. Still searching!

So, you've lived in Hollywood, Redwood......... and Hyde.

Cool  8)

I've been a miner for a ton of coal. (Welsh Lyric)

Doesn't need to be Wales. Plenty of mines in Tameside. Well, there were.


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Post by: Allan Heron on May 29, 2014, 12:57:09 PM
Weird scenes... Anyone know who sings on You Need Meat? 6th track, side two.

Ray Manzarek
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Post by: happytrails on May 29, 2014, 06:51:58 PM
1st QSM album and Return to Silverado...25 years today John Cipollina died.
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Post by: Mike Morgan on May 29, 2014, 07:05:42 PM
Weird scenes... Anyone know who sings on You Need Meat? 6th track, side two.

Ray Manzarek
Thanks Allan. Usually if fact has no real point then I know it. That must 
mean that this Rayfact is signifcant ;)
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Post by: Jack the Train on May 31, 2014, 11:02:41 AM
Complete Woodstock lifted from t'interweb. The equivalent if 26 CDs. I'm up to Saturday afternoon...
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Post by: Barry Island on June 01, 2014, 11:17:42 AM
Fire on the Mountain - double CD of Grateful Dead songs performed by Reggae artists. Excellent.
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Post by: Nick Nation on June 01, 2014, 12:19:48 PM
Fire on the Mountain - double CD of Grateful Dead songs performed by Reggae artists. Excellent.

Didn't realise it was now 2 CDs. Top of the non-Man related wish list.
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Post by: Barry Island on June 01, 2014, 01:39:38 PM
Fire on the Mountain - double CD of Grateful Dead songs performed by Reggae artists. Excellent.

Didn't realise it was now 2 CDs. Top of the non-Man related wish list.
Me neither but found it had been re-released as a double CD in 2013 by Rhino records. About 13 and well worth splashing out on. ;D
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Post by: Davey on June 01, 2014, 02:08:38 PM
...we had a friend over last week and she commented on a poster we had on the wall;said whats that....so i put on the record ...this cut is my fave:Country Son...Miles was saying about the drummer Tony Williams ; that if he got bored he would just stop playing; he liked to interact...so they would go in and out of time ;while keeping time ...and interact...the drums are paramount like they should/could/can be ... good for this time of year - Miles Davis -Country Son... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CSpu4_IW3A ... 
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Post by: T3DSK1 on June 06, 2014, 09:26:20 PM
picked up a cd of the Chet Baker sextet titled Chet is back, dates from 1962 you get 4 bonus tracks of Chet singing
what a voice
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Post by: Bungalow Bill on June 10, 2014, 04:53:41 PM
Far too much Grateful Dead than can be good for anyone ;D
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Post by: Barry Island on June 10, 2014, 07:12:04 PM
Corsicana Lemonade by White Denim and Steve Miller - King Biscuit Flour Hour CD
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Post by: Pete T on June 11, 2014, 09:38:32 PM
..you can't have too much Grateful Dead Bill..
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Post by: Barry Island on June 12, 2014, 11:32:19 AM
..you can't have too much Grateful Dead Bill..
I'll drink to that!
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Post by: Rob W on June 12, 2014, 11:38:18 AM
And I'll drink to that....

As I am doing at this very moment with a cup of coffee in my new-ish Bury FC mug, office staff brought me for my birthday


( Which, incidentally Celia forgot   >:(      x
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Post by: Andrew P on June 12, 2014, 02:39:43 PM
Careful Rob; that karma score is rapidly approaching the dreaded thousand . . . on both sides too !
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Post by: Barry Island on June 12, 2014, 09:24:36 PM
And I'll drink to that....

As I am doing at this very moment with a cup of coffee in my new-ish Bury FC mug, office staff brought me for my birthday


( Which, incidentally Celia forgot   >:(      x
Celia - buy him some Birthday Brandy to go in that coffee!!! ;D
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Post by: Allan Heron on June 14, 2014, 06:27:13 PM
Some things you need to keep for posterity......

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Post by: Mike Morgan on June 14, 2014, 06:37:39 PM
Some things you need to keep for posterity......
Winner!
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Post by: Rob W on June 15, 2014, 01:11:50 AM
June 13th... Just too late for the 1,000 points by the end of May. The cricketers amongst us will know the significance of that.

I still expect the Manboard T Shirt, seemingly de-commissioned, but surely to be resurrected.. :)
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Post by: Pete T on June 15, 2014, 02:19:11 AM
..Oh huge congrats Rob. I can honestly put my hand on my heart and say I didn't give you one of those 1000 applaud/smites..!!
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Post by: Barry Island on June 15, 2014, 01:14:51 PM
Wow 1000! Us mere mortals can only dream! We are not worthy Rob.
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Post by: Mike Morgan on June 15, 2014, 03:18:46 PM
June 13th... Just too late for the 1,000 points by the end of May. The cricketers amongst us will know the significance of that.

I still expect the Manboard T Shirt, seemingly de-commissioned, but surely to be resurrected.. :)
Rob, as a non cricketer, what's the significance?
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Post by: Rob W on June 15, 2014, 04:00:34 PM
Sorry Mikey. Batsmen's milestone is 1000 runs by the end of May. So I'd have liked 1000 points by the end of May. Just 14 days out :)
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Post by: Mike Morgan on June 15, 2014, 04:32:10 PM
If only you'd told us we could have sorted it ;D.
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Post by: Allan Heron on June 15, 2014, 10:19:55 PM
So now we know that the counter can handle four digit numbers, presumably the next test is for five digits?
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Post by: Rob W on June 15, 2014, 11:33:12 PM
So now we know that the counter can handle four digit numbers, presumably the next test is for five digits?

Whatever happened to the millenium bug?

:)
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Post by: John Bannon on October 30, 2014, 12:55:18 AM
If you are a son not getting on with your father or vice versa you need to listen to this track, Deaf, Blind and Dumb by Nadine. Taken from the album 'Downtown Saturday' released in 1999. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki6UqQrGpPg. This is the only youtube video I could find, not the best images to go along with the music but for me its the song and the lyrics that matter. When I heard this I realised I'd been a complete twat to my hard working Dad, sadly its only when you get older you realise these things.