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Michael Heatley

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Re: Return of a prodigal son
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2016, 06:16:51 AM »
Never heard his solo stuff but he was involved with some god SMB trax. Must imvestigate CS.

Miller v good at utilising talented musicians. And also referring to himself in lyrics (his version of Gsngster of Love comes to mind)...

Colin Salter

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« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2016, 12:07:05 PM »
Don't Let Go (?1972) and The Doctor Is In (?1976) are two good early albums, some nice grooves. 2008's Cien Noches is a lovely live album from Barcelona, including a couple from his Dylan Different covers album (Gotta Serve Somebody and Subterranean Homesick Blues reworked for jazz hammond!). And  his most recent Dont't Cry For No Hipster (2012) and Blue Camus (2014) are representative of his quality and style - the latter drawing as he often does on European literary themes. All very laid back and late night.

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Re: Return of a prodigal son
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2016, 01:41:29 PM »
Always a big fan of early Steve Miller and will check out BS on the strength of these recommendations. Incidentally - arguably one of the greatest guitar solos ever - Going to Mexico from the Midnight Toker bootleg which I think got released on the King Biscuit Flour Hour double CD eventually. 'Hey Poncho'

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Colin Salter

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« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2016, 02:34:03 PM »
Oh, I enjoyed that, Barry - thanks very much!

Mochat

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Re: Return of a prodigal son
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2016, 05:14:00 AM »
Always cringe when "The Joker" plays and that song from 1974 mentions"Maurice" but it still plays on and on. My story from when "Endangered Species" was released is that I was an "old" sailor in the US Navy and  somehow my memory remembers that I went for "Liberty" in port and bought a bag full of CD's at Tower Records one night in San Francisco and one was "Endagered Species". I went to a strip club in San Francisco with my bag of newly bought CDs including Endangered Species, I know for a fact the others's were Tom Waits, not sure which one, and Joni Mitchell "Shadow's and Light".  I got so drunk with the influence of tits and the need to get "home" to the  ship that all was lost including most of this mem\ory.

Mochat

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« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2016, 05:22:19 AM »
Now listening to various songs from "Endangered Species" ...great stuff...Stuck behind the Pope Mobile.

Mochat

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« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2016, 05:51:00 AM »
But as I listen to the whole thing now I hear Deke laying down "Face to Face"  yet I hear Mickey singing his guitar like no other.... fucking Mickey.  I love all the Manband history...I once owned the 10" Christmas at the Patti discs (ducks deluxe, etc.) . I Owned the Helps multi album effort "The return of Ken Whaley...etc" and now here I am, the American guy that bought "Back into the Future" on the same day that he bought "Electric Lady Land" by Jimi HendriX. Maybe the only human being that was ever born that bought " Back Into The Future" the same day he bought "Elecrtric Lady Land" by Jimi.

Mochat

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« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2016, 06:12:43 AM »
And the whole thing for me comes down to "Sospan Fach" and flying United Airlines listening to Jimi Hendrix singing Fire. And then "Back into the Future" starts playing "C'Mon" and it is "C'mon" from Back into the Future and "Sospan Fach" that is mind blowing Mickey.

Mochat

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« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2016, 06:34:00 AM »
And then Jam up Jelly Tight/Oh No, Not Again (Spunk Rock '73) plays and you have to love Tweke Lewis for his young perfect guitar interaction with Mickey.

Mochat

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Re: Return of a prodigal son
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2016, 06:44:14 AM »
There is so much to love about Man. Just pick up any record and listen.

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Re: Return of a prodigal son
« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2016, 05:43:16 PM »
100% Maurice.

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« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2016, 09:31:12 PM »
I loved Steve Miller and up to and including Fly Like an Eagle bought everything I could find. Book of Dreams was ok but lawks a mussie what followed was so sad. Someone gave me a recent DVD which was a tad better but the magic has gone for me. I seem to recall Deke writing about Steve Miller's upbringing in a rather interesting fashion.
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Re: Return of a prodigal son
« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2016, 09:33:07 PM »
It's Just My View

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Michael Heatley

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Re: Return of a prodigal son
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2016, 08:18:07 AM »
100% Maurice.

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Absolutely  ;)


Isn't the clue in the name? Mo chat...

Not necessarily,  no. But it did cross my mind.

Easy to spot when you already know the answer

Isn't it Michael?   ;)