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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Sat, 14 May 2016 4:01 am

'Neil Young - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young - played Woodstock'
Hmm.... interesting I thought I knew that band quite well, but I didn't know that. Never seen the performance anyway.
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'Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young Long Time Gone *LIVE* At Woodstock 1969 '
'Neil Young Refused To be Filmed at woodstock because he thought the cameras were a distraction. Most all of the video is under lock and key except this.'

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 14 May 2016 4:19 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XWmwvT8bCw
Crosby, Stills and Nash - Almost Cut My Hair - Madison Square Garden, NYC - 2009/10/29 & 30
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And if Woodstock etc resonates at all, then things like ^ do even more.
Saw CSN in SG last year (as previously described).... nothing to add. Amazing.

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 15 May 2016 2:56 am

And here from the Daily Telegraph's [UK] seasoned music critic. This time re: Iggy Pop live at the Albert Hall, London. Excerpts...
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'Iggy Pop all but rips the roof off the Royal Albert Hall - review 14/5/16 - [5/5 stars]
his one-off appearance from the 69-year-old star at the august South Kensington venue is one of the best gigs Neil McCormick has ever seen

Iggy Pop all but ripped the roof off the Royal Albert Hall on Friday night. Showing none of the usual showbusiness deference to this august venue, he attacked the stage with a fierce, rude energy. “Turn up the lights in this f***ing dump!” he called out, exulting at the sight of 5,000 fans on their feet, some standing on seats, roaring in delight, reflecting back his own uninhibited glee.

From the moment the curtain went up, Pop bounced and contorted like Mick Jagger after a session of electroconvulsive therapy, writhing and twisting while a swaggering five-piece band in matching red-brocade smoking jackets stirred up his 1977 anthem Lust For Life. The sentiment of the song was the theme of the evening. ...

...With the Stooges and solo, Iggy has been on the rock frontline for over 40 years without ever having a hit, coursing through his career on charisma and commitment. But together with versatile Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Josh Homme and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helder, he has recently made a fantastic album, Post Pop Depression, which links back sonically and emotionally to two great solo albums Iggy made with David Bowie in 1977, The Idiot and Lust For Life. The set was drawn from those three albums that represent Iggy’s finest work, fired up by a band visibly inspired by their frontman. They were incredible, stirring up a vortex of ripping guitars, wonky keyboards and thundering drums, while Iggy held the centre with his gritty baritone, carrying tunes from defiant proclamation to surprising vulnerability...

... But, even by his standards, something special seemed to happen with this rock imp in this venerable building. “That felt personal,” he declared in the dying echo of encores, waving a triumphant fist.

Indeed it did. I have been going to gigs for a very long time and that was one of the best I have ever seen.'
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Holy ... that must have been one hell of a gig to get rated like that. Wow...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/what-t ... i-have-ev/
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Re: Music

Postby Brah » Tue, 17 May 2016 10:25 am

JR8 wrote:'Neil Young - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young - played Woodstock'
Hmm.... interesting I thought I knew that band quite well, but I didn't know that. Never seen the performance anyway.
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'Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young Long Time Gone *LIVE* At Woodstock 1969 '
'Neil Young Refused To be Filmed at woodstock because he thought the cameras were a distraction. Most all of the video is under lock and key except this.'

He's a funny old fish eh.

Saw this on my FB feed and thought to post it here, DM is a great site
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/the_ ... oung_live_
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Re: Music

Postby Brah » Tue, 17 May 2016 10:31 am

JR8 wrote:I remember when Good Vibrations was in the charts (the original, jeez showing my age :)] The ToddR cover (if that is what it actually is) sounds almost note perfect to the original. Was the linked really a cover... ??

Thought of this post when I came across this from NPR
http://www.npr.org/2000/06/19/1075634/g ... t=20160515
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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Tue, 17 May 2016 8:35 pm

Brah wrote:
JR8 wrote:I remember when Good Vibrations was in the charts (the original, jeez showing my age :)] The ToddR cover (if that is what it actually is) sounds almost note perfect to the original. Was the linked really a cover... ??

Thought of this post when I came across this from NPR
http://www.npr.org/2000/06/19/1075634/g ... t=20160515


That was most interesting. Not only about the way the album was composed, but I'd never stopped in the 00-000's of times hearing that song, to wonder what the lyrics meant - 'getting good vibes from a chick' :) 8-)

p.s. 40+mins of live CSNY from a concert tour I hadn't even heard of before. I'll save that for after work tonight, that's going to be something reeeeally special for me... :cool:
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Postby JR8 » Wed, 18 May 2016 4:58 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW9U-ra2BUA
Jota Quest - Blecaute ft. Anitta, Nile Rodgers

This only caught my eye as Nile Rodgers is apparently involved [really?, seems really lamo to me]

But funny how music for 'poor people' maxs out on tits, muscles, and egregious displays of wealth - Rolex's etc....

Strange as this followed on from other Nile Rodgers stuff, him talking through his compositional techniques, simple sounding, but far away from that in many ways...
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Re: Music

Postby Brah » Wed, 18 May 2016 12:30 pm

Niles was just in Singapore a few months back, but sadly I don't think the turnout was that big
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Postby JR8 » Wed, 18 May 2016 5:07 pm

It's a shame, but then his 'brand' might not be headline enough to many. '''He's only that guitarist on Get Lucky ah?'''. Dig a bit deeper and you then see that he was the creator of so many bands. Creator of his own sub-genre of disco/funk style - as the late/great British DJ John Peel use to say - '[And this next one has] that Nile Rodgers kinda sound' - and you knew immediately what to expect.

Pretty much everything that ticked Peel's box was to me at least worth giving an airing to. Quite a bit was too avant-garde [even] for the likes of me back then, stuff like early works of The Fall, Captain Beefheart, etc, but if you never experience the range you wouldn't know... Years later I did come to appreciate both The Fall and Beefheart, at least in occasional doses, I certainly now respect them.

The fact that Peel was pioneering the likes of them, and at the same time the likes of Nile Rodgers seems a curious mix now, but that's probably what made his show so unusual and missed.

--- when NR appeared on Get Lucky I was unexpectedly immediately 'warped' back to the days of the Peel show c30 years earlier. That prompted me to explore NRs back-catalogue again; and it is a heck of a story :) If Peel hadn't have brought him to my attention during my school-days, I wouldn't have known... 'He's just that guy in Daft Punk ah?'
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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Fri, 20 May 2016 12:02 am

My wife was explaining the meaning of the expressions 'fly girl/guy'. I've heard it but had no idea what it meant. Seems it means both fashionable and street-wise. Hence the extension 'super-fly guy' etc. for those dripping chic hustler-style.*
That led on to me suggesting the character Huggy Bear from the original 70s TV series Starsky and Hutch; but she wasn't familiar with that. So I youtubed it and came up with this very cool [amusingly non-PC] short compilation vid of his character. You don't get to hear his hustler-lingo, but the overlay music is pretty damned fly in it's own right :)

Starts out tame, but one of his costumes right around 1.15-1.30m is hilariously OTT. MrsJR8 pondered is Lady Gaga drew any inspiration from him... :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc6rbEt7Xwc
'STARSKY & HUTCH - HUGGY BEAR'S SECRET AMBITION [1975]'
Music: 'Don Julian and the Larks - Shorty the Pimp'.

Interesting also to then follow a suggested on-link to the more recent version of Huggy Bear, played by Snoop Doggy-dog in the S+H film. Where the character appears to have entirely lost his style, charm and humour, and comes out as more as an outright 'gansta' thug.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot_-rqZVz7Y
'Starsky & Hutch - meeting Huggy Bear'


* http://pancocojams.blogspot.com.tr/2013 ... mples.html a veeeery deep socio-linguistic analysis of the expression.
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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Sat, 21 May 2016 2:08 am

Desert Island Discs is a wonderful and very long running show (UK, Radio 4). Maybe 50 years now?

Some wonderful interviewees given almost free rein to choose music and describe why they chose them, and at times how they were influenced by them.

There's plenty of musicians in the archive, and certainly not all English. Even Louis Armstrong featured long ago...

I'm currently listening to the show with Keith Richards, and wow it's so stripped back and fascinating... http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06kb0fw [no paywall]

Elvis Costello up next :)

A later add:
An unrelated and pretty wonderful early vid of a pivotal American blues songstress [and a nun no less!] performing live in England in 1964.
'Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Didn't It Rain' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR2gR6SZC2M

Helps reveal how gospel led into, and arguably created early blues-rock etc...

-- 'If you enjoy that you might also enjoy'... :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeaBNAXfHfQ - 'Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Up Above My Head' - [early 60s, a black nun playing rock n'roll and doing cart-wheels on a Gibson ... it's pretty mad :)]

And first time I came upon the above, I then went on to discover Sippy Wallace. Wonderful. I'm guessing this is mid/late 50s??
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMnh5MFUBLc 'Sippie Wallace - Suitcase Blues'


... stripping blues and the origins of RnR back to it's bare bones...

And [last one I promise] - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf9gvuVXt0U - Sippie Wallace - Women Be Wise

Awesome... :-D
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Postby JR8 » Sat, 21 May 2016 3:13 am

Same theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxoGvBQtjpM - (1965) Blues by Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog and Down Home Shakedown
Jeez, I would not want to be up close and to have p'd her off :)

Women doing *power* blues.
Is that Buddy Guy on guitar? ... hmmm
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Re: Music

Postby JR8 » Sat, 21 May 2016 5:39 am

De La Soul - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8sQV_IpfsE The 'compere' on this track, Al, was in fact the bands manager.
And my then friend in NY's boyfriend. Despite all of that, and what it might carry/imply, he was actually a really nice regular guy, you *absolutely* would not know he was making it big...

Interesting times, back then we were all striving and winning, and there were no competing pretensions or judgements...
[.... ah-ha lol..... 8mins15 into the vid as I type, that's Al 'the compere' coming back in.]

Like this band..... deserve further listening, more than meets the eye etc...
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Re: Music

Postby Brah » Sat, 21 May 2016 10:50 am

JR8 wrote:Desert Island Discs is a wonderful and very long running show (UK, Radio 4). Maybe 50 years now?http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06kb0fw [no paywall]
Well that is a good find, new to me, tons of content to pour through.

An unrelated and pretty wonderful early vid of a pivotal American blues songstress [and a nun no less!] performing live in England in 1964.
'Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Didn't It Rain' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR2gR6SZC2M

Helps reveal how gospel led into, and arguably created early blues-rock etc...

I know if her but not that she went to the UK.

Big Mama Thornton is new to me, she really owned that stage, the men in the band really seemed to defer to her, I doubt that happened often those days.
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Re: Music

Postby Brah » Sat, 21 May 2016 11:21 am

JR8 wrote:That led on to me suggesting the character Huggy Bear from the original 70s TV series Starsky and Hutch;.... You don't get to hear his hustler-lingo, but the overlay music is pretty damned fly in it's own right :)

Gawd, the stuff we used to watch. They have whole episodes on YT (were those shows really 45 minutes long?) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TpFtbQKS18
19:32 -> . Wow, those old Ford LTDs....

...and the requisite tough black cop boss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ckSVyia-EY 15:40

This is the premise of who the undercover cop friend in So I Married An Axe Murderer wanted his mild-mannered boss (Alan Arkin) to be, brilliant.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NL-WPP2rdY
(which by the way is the movie that brought us these gems:
There She Goes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZXLLMbJdZ4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSVl5W6dHlo


Talking about those 70s street-theme soundtracks, an English friend introduced me to Lalo Schifrin about a year ago. Proper works in their own right.

Bullitt | Soundtrack Suite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WQMZFFkx6Y

Lalo Schifrin Greatest Hits Part I (Movie Scores): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEHzzqeClOs
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