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Postby JR8 » Wed, 02 Sep 2015 3:49 am

I put that on and my wife asked (from the next room) if I was feeling ok. Nuff said.

ps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Abrn8aVQ76Q
The Offspring - "Self Esteem"
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Postby JR8 » Sat, 05 Sep 2015 2:35 am

Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water HD 1974 (Live in California)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrDWm4CZHig
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Postby JR8 » Wed, 16 Sep 2015 4:16 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdHMuMuaj8Y
Paternoster - Paternoster (1972) Full-Album

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Austrian prog rock. Interesting to see the x-over with say Focus, King Crimson etc.
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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Fri, 18 Sep 2015 2:27 am

Early 'heavy rock' - c.1975
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeRa3RtBiIU
Golden Earring - Radar love

Meanwhile, some uber-funk c1974/5?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe1Scoe ... e=youtu.be
Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Fri, 18 Sep 2015 3:32 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0OFF3q4Pxk
Ram Jam - Black Betty
Like Golden Earring also Dutch. This one derived from an American slavers song.

p.s. This is (probably) the slavery link:
'Black Betty - LEADBELLY'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT4a8PQRXzA
Don't know the age, pre-1945 I'd guess....
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Re: Music

Postby MikeJones » Fri, 18 Sep 2015 6:25 am

Now I know New York (where Ram Jam are from) was originally New Amsterdam but claiming that makes them Dutch is a bit of a stretch :)

Maybe you were thinking of Focus, Dutch prog rockers from around the same time. Here is their famous track Hocus Pocus, an instrumental with yodelling :)

https://youtu.be/g4ouPGGLI6Q

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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Fri, 18 Sep 2015 3:44 pm

MikeJones wrote:Now I know New York (where Ram Jam are from) was originally New Amsterdam but claiming that makes them Dutch is a bit of a stretch :)
Maybe you were thinking of Focus, Dutch prog rockers from around the same time. Here is their famous track Hocus Pocus, an instrumental with yodelling :)
https://youtu.be/g4ouPGGLI6Q
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LOL [genuine], good one! :lol: #-o
Damn it's not the first time I've made that kind of mistake. I used to think Metallica were Swedish, not just think it *I absolutely knew it*. It took an argument over an hour or more to convince me that they weren't, so deep was my belief. And another: For some reason I came to *know* that the Red Hot Chilli Peppers are from Bristol, England. Heaven's knows now how I came to that conclusion, but that took another fierce debate to debunk it :lol: There's probably a word for this just knowing and yet being completely wrong, well, apart from stupidity... :wink: :lol: So, thanks for the correction. [example3: I used to know that The Scorpions were British, I mean come on, why for a start would a German band have an English name?... :lol: #-o ].

Focus I know well (Jan the guitarist is a friend). It was probably Focus and King Crimson that together were my initial introduction into er... 'prog rock', 30 odd years ago now. I seem to have switched attention over several genres over the years but prog-rock is one that keeps holding my interest. Perhaps because the genre doesn't have clear limits, there's always something new, a new interpretation by a newly discovered band to check out...

Right, so your point brings to mind something I learned last week, but haven't had a chance to look in to yet: Apparently PJ Proby was a member of Focus for a time... WTH was that all about?
And secondly... I have a couple of Van der Graaf generator albums too. Now you have me second-guessing myself, and 'I must immediately' confirm that where I think they're from is correct :lol:
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Re: Music

Postby MikeJones » Fri, 18 Sep 2015 4:24 pm

Well there you go, just wikipedia'd that and sure enough PJ Proby recorded an album with Focus, how bizarre. I'm a bit young to be a true prog aficionado but I must admit what I do hear I quite like, even the yodelling. :)

That's sent me on a prog wiki exploration, VdGG are from England (Manchester) and are apparently still recording and touring. Which reminds me I saw Wishbone Ash in the UK a few years back (2009 maybe) with a mate who's a guitar nut, only one original member and whole lot less hair than the 70's but very entertaining.

https://youtu.be/hg6zqejXvqI

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Re: Music

Postby maneo » Fri, 18 Sep 2015 8:21 pm

MikeJones wrote:Which reminds me I saw Wishbone Ash in the UK a few years back (2009 maybe) with a mate who's a guitar nut, only one original member and whole lot less hair than the 70's but very entertaining.

https://youtu.be/hg6zqejXvqI

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It just doesn't seem complete without leading right into "Throw Down the Sword":

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

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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Fri, 18 Sep 2015 9:02 pm

re: Focus with PJ Proby.

Reply: 'Someone left a cake out in the rain'.

Which IIUIC translates a 'someone is nuts'. If that's so, odds on that person will be (deliberately vague) the Focus member who was chief-yodeller.... hehe...
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Re: Music

Postby Brah » Sat, 19 Sep 2015 11:28 am

JR8 wrote:
MikeJones wrote:Now I know New York (where Ram Jam are from) was originally New Amsterdam but claiming that makes them Dutch is a bit of a stretch :)
Maybe you were thinking of Focus, Dutch prog rockers from around the same time. Here is their famous track Hocus Pocus, an instrumental with yodelling :)
https://youtu.be/g4ouPGGLI6Q
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LOL [genuine], good one! :lol: #-o
Damn it's not the first time I've made that kind of mistake. I used to think Metallica were Swedish, not just think it *I absolutely knew it*. It took an argument over an hour or more to convince me that they weren't, so deep was my belief. And another: For some reason I came to *know* that the Red Hot Chilli Peppers are from Bristol, England. Heaven's knows now how I came to that conclusion, but that took another fierce debate to debunk it :lol: There's probably a word for this just knowing and yet being completely wrong, well, apart from stupidity... :wink: :lol: So, thanks for the correction. [example3: I used to know that The Scorpions were British, I mean come on, why for a start would a German band have an English name?... :lol: #-o ].

Focus I know well (Jan the guitarist is a friend). It was probably Focus and King Crimson that together were my initial introduction into er... 'prog rock', 30 odd years ago now. I seem to have switched attention over several genres over the years but prog-rock is one that keeps holding my interest. Perhaps because the genre doesn't have clear limits, there's always something new, a new interpretation by a newly discovered band to check out...

Right, so your point brings to mind something I learned last week, but haven't had a chance to look in to yet: Apparently PJ Proby was a member of Focus for a time... WTH was that all about?
And secondly... I have a couple of Van der Graaf generator albums too. Now you have me second-guessing myself, and 'I must immediately' confirm that where I think they're from is correct :lol:

I was convinced that Kajagoogoo were Aussies until a few years ago.
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Re: Music

Postby Brah » Sat, 19 Sep 2015 11:46 am

Oh, another (in)famous Dutch band (that most probably thought from American given the song that made them famous) Diesel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c93aaCza_dY

Love or hate it, the production is quite well done.
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Postby JR8 » Sat, 19 Sep 2015 4:27 pm

Brah wrote:Oh, another (in)famous Dutch band (that most probably thought from American given the song that made them famous) Diesel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c93aaCza_dY

Love or hate it, the production is quite well done.


Agree re: the production. Also yes they do a good impersonation of being American (vocals/style). Wouldn't have guessed otherwise if you hadn't have mentioned it.
I can't say I know the song. I had a light-bulb moment at the chorus, and found it familiar. Then realised it sounds as if it's lifted directly out of the CSN song Marrakesh Express.

Kajagoogoo => Berlaaaast from the past! I remember them as nasty teen-pop radio fodder. But then I can't say I've heard any of their hits for decades now, so maybe (rather doubtful) it might interpret differently to me these days...
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Postby Brah » Sun, 20 Sep 2015 4:56 pm

JR8 wrote:Kajagoogoo => Berlaaaast from the past! I remember them as nasty teen-pop radio fodder. But then I can't say I've heard any of their hits for decades now, so maybe (rather doubtful) it might interpret differently to me these days...

I listened to them not so much for their music but Nick Beggs who was/is a remarkably good musician.
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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Tue, 29 Sep 2015 1:14 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gt7mtdLha-c
Level 42 - Lessons In Love

That 'effortless' fret-less bass had it's time. Still very easy on the ear.
[great band live, fwiw]

and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt6vWzo ... zoD8E4#t=0
Level 42 - Running In The Family - 1987
[I hope they made enough to retire well on, as they were a class act, very accomplished musicians]...

and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T6e3GJCjow
Prefab Sprout - The King of Rock 'N' Roll

A dream-like track, of the kind that made a theme to my late teens. Only confident and carefree times spawn whimsical music like this...


Similar whimsy....
Prefab Sprout - When Love Breaks Down
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeZkLV3ZjeI
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