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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Wed, 10 Jun 2015 6:26 am

Brah wrote:I think that is when things started getting lost, by the late 70s Prog was dying and a lot of empty stuff was polluting the airwaves.


There is an argument that back then music disappeared up it's own waazoo, all marshalled by the major record labels. You had the likes of Mike Oldfield's 'Tubular Bells'. Which as I recall (and I had the album!) was like an opus work, variations on a theme. I forget maybe 15+ tracks, each track a variation of a single theme, just featuring a different instrument. All of which he played (naturally). At the start of each track he'd announce the instrument in an over-excited tone, 'Glockenspiel!', 'Bavarian mouth-harp!', and of course 'Tubular bells!'. Looking back now it was incredibly self-congratulatory and self-indulgent. You could say all a bit of a one-man w*ank-fest. I haven't listened to it for maybe 30 years. I wonder what I'd make of it today... technically brilliant but showered in vanity?
I was early teens when that came out, and that to me was normal music, it was all around every day. That's what I'd be listening to on the school bus, that and the Stones and Deep Purple.
Yes Oldfield was something of a genius, but most teenagers are not going to 'get off' to the likes of Vanessa Mae either...

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Brah wrote: I have never heard that, wil need to find time for it.

Well, that surprises me! And it's interesting how I was into stuff (US) you didn't follow, and you were into stuff (UK) that I was unaware of. I suppose it reveals the tribalism of genres, that was something of a motif back in younger days.
It is a pretty incredible piece of work. If you want to distil the Doors into one album that's probably it. It's a concept album; it's arguably all one poem, you need to take it as a whole. I'd also suggest listening to it on headphones or something with good stereo separation as there is much play on the latter and fine detail (sound effects) that add to the whole.

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re: -- Tubes - White Punks On Dope (1977 R0X M1X)
Brah: [i]"an "absurd anthem of wretched excess" and a tribute to their rich, white teenage fan base in San Francisco"

Well, they were really a satirist parody band and clever at times, not unlike Zappa and somewhat reminiscent of Sparks in their not taking themselves seriously. They were kind of the Spinal Tap of music at the time. That they actually had a hit with "She's a Beauty" was an anomaly. [/i]
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Connecting The Tubes with Zappa is interesting, as I'd never thought of that, and I see what you mean :-k
Zappa was such an uber-satirist that you can't fail to see it. The Tubes.... I'd never considered it as satire, just more what they actually were, where music was - maybe it's a fine line? Hmmm. I mean they were just an extension of the excesses of mid-70s 'glam rock'.
Watching that Tubes link was enjoyable, they actually could play their instruments well. I still get a sense of something of a 'Vegas show' about it all... don't know...
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Re: Music

Postby Brah » Wed, 10 Jun 2015 9:59 pm

This made me think of this thread

Sex Pistols To Be Featured On Virgin Money Credit Cards, Punk Officially Dead
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/0 ... 44312.html
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Re: Music

Postby the lynx » Thu, 11 Jun 2015 9:13 am

I'd like to interrupt this intelligent music discussion to announce that Muse is playing this 26th Sept at Singapore Indoor Stadium. Tickets are selling from today onwards.

TYVM and HAND.

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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Tue, 16 Jun 2015 9:29 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POaaw_x7gvQ
'With A Little Help Of My Friends Joe Cocker - Woodstock 1969'
His vocals are like being sand-blasted, his passion like a flame-thrower.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYRi4AKU1kY
'Joe Cocker - With A Little Help Of My Friends (LIVE in Basel) HD [2007]'

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Re: Music

Postby menudown » Wed, 17 Jun 2015 2:47 pm

the lynx wrote:I'd like to interrupt this intelligent music discussion to announce that Muse is playing this 26th Sept at Singapore Indoor Stadium. Tickets are selling from today onwards.

TYVM and HAND.


cool..this is the third time they've been here if im not wrong

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Re: Music

Postby maneo » Thu, 18 Jun 2015 9:22 am

JR8 wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POaaw_x7gvQ
'With A Little Help Of My Friends Joe Cocker - Woodstock 1969'
His vocals are like being sand-blasted, his passion like a flame-thrower.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYRi4AKU1kY
'Joe Cocker - With A Little Help Of My Friends (LIVE in Basel) HD [2007]'

Undimmed bar encroaching age. RIP Joe Cocker [December-14].

It's almost 6 months now since he left us.

Great duet with Jennifer Warnes doing "Up Where We Belong" at the Night of the Proms in Antwerp in 1992:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=and0PHmJHc8

They really connect on stage in this one.

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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Fri, 19 Jun 2015 8:23 pm

http://8275-toy.dailymegabyte.com/man-f ... song-ever/
---'While two guys were shopping at Walmart, one of them decided to try one of the store’s toy guitars. The sound of those toys is not supposed to be great, after all, we’re talking about guitars meant for little kids who just want to have a little fun pretending to play a guitar'---
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The cynic will ponder whether this a Walmart advertorial etc etc. But give the guy credit, he can play pretty damned well.
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Re: Music

Postby Brah » Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:48 pm

Gotta love the kid running around in this similar one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YD-1fBWHioA
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Re: Music

Postby isavvy2 » Tue, 23 Jun 2015 6:51 pm

music music music

my teen daughter is crazy over One Direction, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and demi lovato !!!!!!!!! and local Gentle Bones
this inspires her to be a DJ

& my teen boy stuck to minecraft, growtopia etc

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Re: Music

Postby Brah » Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:15 pm

isavvy2 wrote:music music music

my teen daughter is crazy over One Direction, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and demi lovato !!!!!!!!! and local Gentle Bones
this inspires her to be a DJ

& my teen boy stuck to minecraft, growtopia etc

probably why they are not on this forum
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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Fri, 26 Jun 2015 4:02 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwLeTPVuD3c
'Wilko Johnson, Roger Daltrey - I Keep It To Myself '

A nice piece of old-school* RnB.
Roger Daltrey - lead vocalist of The Who - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Daltrey
Wilko Johnson - Dr. Feelgood, Ian Dury and The Blocheads, etc. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilko_Johnson
The bassist is of Indian extraction and was a significant session musician in the 70s, with many charting bands on the UK scene.

All in all it's a really unexpected line-up, but I like it!

*i.e. not the latter-day interpretation of 'RnB' which seems to be groups of high-pitched male children picked solely for their broad-market visual appeal to a pre-pubescent female market [etc, lol].
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Re: Music

Postby Brah » Sat, 27 Jun 2015 10:58 am

That is a much deeper range than I am accustomed to from Daltrey
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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:16 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdVFzdRZF0Q
Sham 69 - Hurry Up Harry (Original Promo Video) (1978) (HD)

[Arguably 'real' punk, not fabricated like the Pistols. Bad crowd, as a youngster you kept well well away from the concerts, and perhaps more-so the fans who were completely up for violence on any night out.]
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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:33 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ76LC_l8yk
'The Damned - Smash it Up Old Grey Whistle Test, Stage wrecked! '
.... of the time... :)
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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:42 pm

Captain Beefheart Upon The My O My Old Grey Whistle Test 1974
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq6fCOGyVJg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UOweeSdI2k
Captain Beefheart & Magic Band - Sure 'nuff 'n Yes I do - Midem Festival Cannes, France 1-27-68

Mmmmm.... :-D
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