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45 years ago this w/e - Woodstock Festival 1969

Postby JR8 » Sun, 17 Aug 2014 7:04 pm

45 years ago this weekend. With Jimi Hendrix as the final act, playing a 2hr set.

He went on stage at 9am – Sunday 18th Aug 1969, US time/EST.
i.e. = 9pm, Monday SG time is that anniversary.

I’ll be raising a toast and a wry smile, but meanwhile...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfGyylmR-aI
Jimi Hendrix - Live At Woodstock
[Just a 4 minute cameo, rather than the whole show! :)

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Postby Mi Amigo » Sun, 17 Aug 2014 8:00 pm

Magic - thanks for sharing that. Hendrix is the man - so much of what came after him was because of him (if you see what I mean).
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Postby JR8 » Sun, 17 Aug 2014 8:34 pm

Mi Amigo wrote:Magic - thanks for sharing that. Hendrix is the man - so much of what came after him was because of him (if you see what I mean).


Some bands get to press the master 'Re-set' switch on a scene/time, and it's often not realised that they did so until much later. Of course they often weren't alone in pioneering a genre or change, but later come to be seen as figureheads or leaders of it.

Hendrix's set, and arguably his wild and radically political interpretation of 'Star Spangled Banner' were arguably pivotal moments in not only post-war music, but in popular politics too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjzZh6-h9fM
Jimi Hendrix - The Star Spangled Banner [ American Anthem ] ( Live at Woodstock 1969 )

... one year later... and that performance was still surrounded with controversy and misunderstanding...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-ZYUaRKQkk
Interview with Jimi Hendrix on Star-Spangled Banner

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Postby martincymru » Mon, 18 Aug 2014 9:04 am

Anyone listened to an album for the 1st time and thought "crap" but later on in life they listen to it all the time !

For me, Tales of Topographic Oceans:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rwNe2QXwrU

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 18 Aug 2014 9:50 am

martincymru wrote:Anyone listened to an album for the 1st time and thought "crap" but later on in life they listen to it all the time !
For me, Tales of Topographic Oceans:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rwNe2QXwrU


Yes I have. Funny isn't it, it begs the question of how you came to have the album in the first place.

It's happened to me a few times+ It's usually something I think I'll like, or it's something I think I should like. Miles Davis is one good example... 'Surely you're going to love something from a guy with such a reputation, right?' :)

It can apply to many styles beyond facile pop, but progressive rock is one of it's natural homes. This wasn't music for the teenager or average man on the street, but for the thinking man who was willing to invest time in understanding it... your linked album, lets guess, double gatefold LP, lots of 'deep' but obtuse illustration, 4 tracks @ 1hr23m, so that's one track per side hehehe....

p.s. How about albums you thought you would like, but never did. That happened to me with Helmet, later Ninch Inch Nails (out there!!), and others...

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Postby Brah » Mon, 18 Aug 2014 8:36 pm

martincymru wrote:Anyone listened to an album for the 1st time and thought "crap" but later on in life they listen to it all the time !

For me, Tales of Topographic Oceans:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rwNe2QXwrU

(I have a lot to respond to the responses on my Hard Rock post but this one is easy and short).

The answer is yes (pun intended) and in fact this exact same album. Didn't hear it until after I heard Relayer, which came after it, probably because TOTO was a double album and I was a kid with no money to take a chance on it.

On first listen I was disappointed and didn't listen again for years, too much fluff between the good parts. But there are brilliant parts on each of the 4 album sides, which have grown on me over the years to put it near the top of their stuff.

It is unfortunately placed between, arguably, their best two albums, and those two albums being of Desert Island calibre.

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:07 pm

https://soundcloud.com/coolvibo/the-who ... eiley-baba

The Who - Baba O'reiley


Awesome recording quality!! :o 8-)

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Disco time

Postby JR8 » Wed, 20 Aug 2014 8:58 pm

Disco time!! :)

'cos we just want a happy beat 'n good times...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slldMEPvUqA
The Whispers - And The Beat Goes On

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Amzp7W0RkPA
Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g6bUe5MDRo
Chic - Good Times [one of my musical heroes, Nile Rogers on Bass and as producer - woof]



----
wow The Whispers (now in retrospect) seemed to later channel Shalamar and the like... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23cSH7cMKBw The Whispers - It's A Love Thing Official Video
... That very sort of choppy/chiipy pop synth sound, from 80-82...




---- killer bass riffs... [that said it comes out pretty 'low in the mix' here]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOx81aG-EN4
Chic - Everybody Dance
[crazy bass riffs come at 3:00 - check it out]

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Re: Disco time

Postby Brah » Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:19 pm

JR8 wrote:Disco time!! :) 'cos we just want a happy beat 'n good times...

---- killer bass riffs... [that said it comes out pretty 'low in the mix' here]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOx81aG-EN4
Chic - Everybody Dance
[crazy bass riffs come at 3:00 - check it out]

Great guy, Rodgers, that riff is ok, but sorry could not resist the challenge, though I do have an unfair advantage...

Now, this, this is a crazy bass riff, from 2:00
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPBDMihPRJA
from the same era

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:30 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GwjfUFyY6M
Kool & The Gang - Celebration

Sounds simple.... but, nah, the absolute genius behind it is why it sounded and still sounds so great.


p.s. ridiculous memories of this. Isn't that what it's partially about? Up in the Bolivian Amazon for months, on our own. Hoovering the 'local product. '20 mile yomp today guys, up at 5am, we'll put on Kool and the Gang, and we've got a few grams, we should be ok'....

[5am/sunrise] Cue: 'Celebration' at 50w or what ever the back-pack radio set could muster...
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Postby Brah » Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:31 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23cSH7cMKBw The Whispers - It's A Love Thing Official Video... That very sort of choppy/chiipy pop synth sound, from 80-82...

this reminds me of a hundred things I can't quite place ATM....

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Postby Brah » Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:37 pm

Brah wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23cSH7cMKBw The Whispers - It's A Love Thing Official Video... That very sort of choppy/chiipy pop synth sound, from 80-82...

this reminds me of a hundred things I can't quite place ATM....

This isn't one of them, though there is a synth solo at 2:30 but have always wanted to know from our friends across the pond if this was a known hit, as it came from there.

When it first came out I heard it on an excellent progressive (not Prog Rock) radio station from Toronto, and got the album right after. The whole album is very good but I suspect relatively unknown.

Chaz Jankel - Number One
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7bI-bke1aE
(of Ian Dury & the Blockheads fame)

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Re: Disco time

Postby maneo » Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:53 am

JR8 wrote:Disco time!! :)

'cos we just want a happy beat 'n good times...


Well, then . . . Let's Dance (David Bowie):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?hl=en-GB&gl=SG&v=OyVjdQXNs9s

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 21 Aug 2014 1:40 pm

RiFF RaFF - .. VERSACE PYTHON FREESTYLE ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oCyL6jgW0c


Ooooo-kay! :o
(nice beat goin' on)

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Re: 45 years ago this w/e - Woodstock Festival 1969

Postby maneo » Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:03 pm

JR8 wrote: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WehjMZcQqPA
Woodstock CBS coverage 18-Aug-1969


JR8 wrote:45 years ago this weekend. With Jimi Hendrix as the final act, playing a 2hr set.

He went on stage at 9am – Sunday 18th Aug 1969, US time/EST.
i.e. = 9pm, Monday SG time is that anniversary.

I’ll be raising a toast and a wry smile, but meanwhile...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfGyylmR-aI
Jimi Hendrix - Live At Woodstock
[Just a 4 minute cameo, rather than the whole show! :)

On 19 Aug 1969 Dick Cavett hosted his own "Woodstock show."
Hendrix couldn't make it, but the Jefferson Airplane and Crosby & Stills did, having just flown in from New York.

Jefferson Airplane, with Jorma in ronin topnot and Nicky Hopkins playing piano, started off with "We Can Be Together" and "Volunteers":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZONP48yq80Y

Not only amazing that they got to play (i.e. not lip synch), but actually to sing "We Can Be Together" with lyrics intact.

Joni Mitchell was there, too, apparently having chosen to stay back for Cavett's show rather than go to Woodstock.
She showed amazing artistry with a magical "Chelsea Morning" (jump ahead to 5:52):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgObTysCosA

... and an ever so poignant "For Free" (at 2:35):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7uf107t5cU

She finished off with an a capella "The Fiddle and the Drum":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gn0QClyiOUQ

What a way to end that magical weekend.
Thank you Dick Cavett.


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