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Postby JR8 » Mon, 11 Aug 2014 9:22 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WehjMZcQqPA
Woodstock CBS coverage 18-Aug-1969



.... 45 years ago next week.

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Postby martincymru » Tue, 12 Aug 2014 9:26 am

Anyone care to loan me back issues of Prog Rock Magazine?

I will read and pass back one week later.

PM me please.

Cheers.

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Buying Violins

Postby tmxplay » Tue, 12 Aug 2014 1:30 pm

Has anyone heard of Tong Ming Xi Gallery? I heard they sell pretty good violins.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 12 Aug 2014 2:36 pm

tmxplay wrote:Has anyone heard of []? I heard they sell pretty good violins.


2 posts, both asking if people have heard of this shop. Why?

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:19 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYEC4TZsy-Y
Lou Reed - Perfect Day

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When your favourite bands/musicians start dying, their songs get more poignant...

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:25 pm

The Velvet Underground - Heroin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffr0opfm6I4

[Detailed study/analysis, within the linked page]

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 13 Aug 2014 7:48 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0sik4yZHY8
Motörhead - Whorehouse Blues (Music Video)


Like a night at Hooters, fun, but cheap and dirty feeling too... lol

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 13 Aug 2014 9:34 pm

@RATM.
>Turn amps to 11
>Enjoy
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kU1WCgm-RQw
Lemmy feat. Slash & Dave Grohl - Ace of Spades

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Postby Mi Amigo » Fri, 15 Aug 2014 8:39 pm

Pop singles. The mere name is enough to make a lot of people sneer - me too sometimes, especially when faced with a lot of the garbage out there nowadays. But I do think it's an art form, of which there are some examples worthy of merit, however 'commercial' they may be. For example:

Tal Bachman - She's So High

10cc - Wall Street Shuffle - One for you JR8. :cool:

Suzanne Vega - Luka
Katrina And The Waves - Do You Want Crying

Discuss. (Or not).
Be careful what you wish for

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 16 Aug 2014 1:16 am

@ metal-heads....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vq8ODuoz ... ture=share
HAPPY Black Metal!


:lol:

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Postby Brah » Sat, 16 Aug 2014 9:39 am

martincymru wrote:Anyone care to loan me back issues of Prog Rock Magazine?

I will read and pass back one week later.

PM me please.

Cheers.

I use to have a few, too damn expensive here, now something like $28 an issue. So I stopped buying them.
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Postby Brah » Sat, 16 Aug 2014 9:42 am

Mi Amigo wrote:Pop singles. The mere name is enough to make a lot of people sneer - me too sometimes, especially when faced with a lot of the garbage out there nowadays. But I do think it's an art form, of which there are some examples worthy of merit, however 'commercial' they may be. For example:

Tal Bachman - She's So High

10cc - Wall Street Shuffle - One for you JR8. :cool:

Suzanne Vega - Luka
Katrina And The Waves - Do You Want Crying

Discuss. (Or not).

There is a lot of great pop I like from the late 60s-early 70s, as I think that was a heyday for it.

So I have a lot to say about, not limited to hits from then that resurfaced years later in near-copy form but of much lesser quality.

But then I saw on your list Katrina and The Waves - that is a place to which I cannot go. I was scarred for life from the first time I heard whatever her nauseating hit was. It ranks in the my top five things that cannot be unheard. Even Abba is more tolerable, and I can't believe I just wrote that.

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Postby Brah » Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:20 am

For some strange reason something I've been listing to at work lately made me think that rajagainstthemachine who posts in this thread a lot, might like. But like a lot of stuff I listen to, it may be too left-field for some.

Until recently raja had Megageth as his avatar. and they fall into a category of bands I tend to lump together, ignorantly don't know really anything about, and are in a genre of music which is odd that I am not a huge fan of, mostly because I never really listened to them enough to have a valid opinion.

For someone who grew up on and still reveres Hard Rock, as it was called then - Deep Purple then Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Robin Trower, early Queen, The Who (most of these now "Classic Rock" now), Led Zeppelin, and the like, I / we were pretty wary of newcomers.

We called them "no-talents", as they weren't quite the musicians or composers of their predecessors. And we were both musicians and fans of those who could play stuff we couldn't or struggled to, whereas many of the newcomer/no-talents played stuff hard, fast and/or loud, but not all that well.

They started out as the Aerosmiths (who I grew to really like and came to respect), REO Speedwagons (who make me ill), Judas Priests, and I will try to think of others, but these, and then following them were the derivatives of them.

These were the (here's where I get lynched) AC/DCs, Def Leppards (shameless Led Zep copies), and all that mid-late 70s 'new' watered-down formulaic Hard Rock, to then be followed by even more 'no talents" like Guns & Roses, Skid Row, etc.

And then, the derivatives of them (Black Crows, or Stone Crows, dunno never listen to them but one listen and it's easy to see they grew up listening to Led Zeppelin). And among these groups are Megadeth. I may be getting my era mixed up here.

So my logic is flawed here because, like New Wave, few of the musicians were good players but there was a lot of great music in the New Wave 80s that followed the Hard Rock 70s. In fact it was Joe Jackson's first album, The Ramones and B-52s that opened me up to accepting then really liking non-killer instrumentalist acts.

Phew....

As I find comparatively little of the music of the 90s, 00s or 10s palatable with of course notable exceptions, when I need 'new' music, I go back in time to acts I'd heard of but never had the money to take a chance on (we bought albums back then, sometime without hearing first) or been exposed to. Bands like Egg, Van Der Graff Generator, Nektar, and a long list of others. Plus music from bands I did like but didn't have all of their stuff, like Renaissance, and years later got their entire back catalog, most brilliant, some less so.

So I checked out Megadeth today.

I must admit I automatically reject some bands from their names and never liked ones glorifying "death' etc. portraying that as cool, or working words in with weird spellings ('Def", "deth", "Leppard"), because other bands already claimed them and by then there were 1000s of bands with the same comical names (and which is why "Wyld Stallyns" from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure was funny).

So with Megadeth and the like, I don't know where to start. I randomly choose "Symphony of Destruction", which wasn't bad at all.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA1bBmxwrUU

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:40 am

My latest discovery is Moby. I have just bought his, I believe, close to complete discography and I like a lot from it, plus my 3.5yo listens now to his "Lift me up" in a loop.

http://youtu.be/FAYHTES4whs
http://youtu.be/5iJ6mLb8r00
http://youtu.be/rM--0MqS60k

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Postby Brah » Sat, 16 Aug 2014 1:15 pm

I might look into Moby, but from a different perspective, newer music to check out rather than old. And definitely not Hard Rock / Heavy Metal.

I need check out a lot of the stuff I dismissed during the Grunge and post-Grunge years, there is good stuff there, and I never really gave bands like Radiohead a fair try - I tried but it didn't stick a couple of times.

This has a pretty lacking timeline, but better than the one in my earlier post:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_o ... etal_music


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