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Jules

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« on: April 26, 2008, 01:28:43 AM »
I think it was Tel's suggestion that we open up a board for other bands, seconded by comments from John. So, taking the magic wand firmly in hand and chanting the necessary words "Flibberty on the flim flam gibbet".

KAZZAM!!!

Here you are.

If you want to shout about a particular band or artist not listed here yet, just raise a new topic.

Boldly going.......

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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2008, 04:44:40 AM »
Jules, good to see the site grow organically. I guess I'm familiar with the format, but never been in on the start of one to see if branch out.

Played Buzzy Linharts Talk About The Morning today.... and Raven doing Razorblades. Does this count?
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2008, 09:43:26 AM »
Thanks Julian
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2008, 09:39:24 PM »
Having requested this site should really put something up, been busy this weekend, otherwise would have posted something sooner. Remembering anything here is not Man or related, tried to think of the albums that have been on the turntable continually over the years and have had some kind of profound effect on me.
Music is subjective, I think I've said before 'one mans beef is another mans poison'.

Tried to think of five albums to name, very difficult to ween down a whole collection, try it and see.

1. Most influential album ever: Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix, people a few years older than me will say Sgt Peppers by the Beatles and maybe rightfully so.
2. Favourite album from the progressive period: In the Land of Grey and Pink - Caravan
3. Favourite Soul Album, Shotgun - Jnr Walker.
4. Group who started off making singles and then made sublime albums, Surfs Up - Beach Boys
5. Favourite Folkish Album: Sir John Alot of Merre Englandes Musyk & ye Green Knyghte - John Renbourn, must be the longest title of any album goes round the whole LP cover. Just managed to get a de-clicked version of this, My LP being some 40years old. If anyone wants a copy just get in touch.

Could have put up so many more albums, had to start somewhere.   
 
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Alan Davies

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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2008, 10:14:00 PM »
Here's 5 from my perspective (Man & related stuff excluded). Ask me tomorrow and I'd probably change most of them.

1. First album purchased - Slade Alive. It's still a favourite.
2. Favourite prog album - Family, Bandstand.
3. Most influential album - Led Zep II
4. Favourite live album - Allman Bros, Live at the Fillmore
5. Favourite recent album - Kings of Leon, Because of the Times

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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2008, 10:28:27 PM »
Forgot to add favourite Live Album.
Maybe one of the first live albums ever and one of my favourites, Happy Trails - Quicksilver Messenger Service. Followed closely by Weld - Neil Young.
And then there's Maximun Darkness, ok I know Non Man related material.

Just thought what about themed LP's  Quadraphenia by the Who knocks the socks off Tommy as far as I'm concerned.
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Martin Daughton

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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2008, 10:35:40 PM »
Top 10 most played on my iPod (excluding all Man & related):

1. Hookfoot - Movies
2. Eta Carinae - Loa do Mar
3. System of a Down - Spiders
4. Kelly Clarkson - Behind These Hazel Eyes (Acoustic version)
5. The Aerovons - World of You
6. Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet
7. The Plastic Penny - She Does
8. Arnold - Windsor Park
9. Alan Holdsworth - Floppy Hat
10. Unknown - The World in Action theme


Tony Smith

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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2008, 11:07:11 PM »
 Edgar Broughton Band-- the meat album
Nektar- Remember the future
Eric Clapton -461 Ocean boulevard
neutrons Black hole star
joni Mitchell Hejira


im sure i'll be different in the morning!
cheers
tony

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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2008, 11:40:52 PM »
Tony, Neutons, Black Hole Star, Man related, your going to have to pick another album. Joni Mitchel surely its got to be 'Blue' the best album she ever made.
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Nick Ring

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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2008, 09:08:39 AM »
  Martin,  you've listed Hookfoot as your top of the list. Are they the old Caleb Quaye band with Fred Gandy.

  My list of stuff
        Back Door -Sheep album,
        Chilli Willi - I'll be Home.
        Dick Heckstall- Smith  -  A Story Ended.
        Horslips - The tain.
        Terry Reed - Seed of Memory. :-\ :-\

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« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2008, 12:53:22 PM »
Having requested this site should really put something up, been busy this weekend, otherwise would have posted something sooner. Remembering anything here is not Man or related, tried to think of the albums that have been on the turntable continually over the years and have had some kind of profound effect on me.
Music is subjective, I think I've said before 'one mans beef is another mans poison'.

Tried to think of five albums to name, very difficult to ween down a whole collection, try it and see.

1. Most influential album ever: Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix, people a few years older than me will say Sgt Peppers by the Beatles and maybe rightfully so.
2. Favourite album from the progressive period: In the Land of Grey and Pink - Caravan
3. Favourite Soul Album, Shotgun - Jnr Walker.
4. Group who started off making singles and then made sublime albums, Surfs Up - Beach Boys
5. Favourite Folkish Album: Sir John Alot of Merre Englandes Musyk & ye Green Knyghte - John Renbourn, must be the longest title of any album goes round the whole LP cover. Just managed to get a de-clicked version of this, My LP being some 40years old. If anyone wants a copy just get in touch.

Could have put up so many more albums, had to start somewhere.   
 

It's very difficult to look at Most Influential album Ever without saying Rubber Soul - mainly because it inspired Brian Wilson to produce Pet Sounds. Sgt Pepper (and Revolver for that matter) probably influenced a lot of people but is there any other example where one great album was the direct result of somebody hearing another great album as BW claims and having the desire to better it.

Martin Daughton

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« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2008, 01:23:35 PM »
Hi Nick R
That Hookfoot is indeed the Caleb Quaye band. Movies is off the (mainly bland) LP called "Hookfoot" and is a fabulous track - a slow burner.

Gavin Crumpton

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« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2008, 01:54:25 PM »
Although they're fine albums I'm not convinced that either Pet Sounds or Sgt Peppers were really all that influential. They certainly influenced quite a few albums that were released in 1967 & 1968 but beyond that I'm not sure they had a long lasting impact that shaped the music that followed to any great degree.

They certainly didnt change music to the same extent that the first Clash or Pistols albums did for example.

You could even argue the first Take That or Spice Girls album as more influential as they (seemingly) influenced the plethora of boy and girl bands that followed.

Innovative yes, but ultimately probably not as influential as all that.

Nick Ring

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« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2008, 02:50:56 PM »
  Martin,
             I've got some Hookfoot stuff lucking somewhere, must dig it out.   Incidently, Caleb Quaye  played on that Dick Heckstall- smith album I put in my list. 
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Martin Daughton

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« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2008, 03:46:58 PM »
Hi Nick
I read somewhere that Caleb used to have one of the best record collections in Britain and when he got religion he sold it to Elton John (he was Elton's musical director at the time). I often wonder whether Elton has catalogued what was in it. I'd love to have a trawl through.
I'm lucky to have a copy of Caleb's psychedelic single "Baby, Your Phrasing is Bad".
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