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Postby JR8 » Sun, 24 Feb 2013 8:33 pm



The 'goofy genre' reminds me of Frank Zappa.



p.s. Elton John goes up one notch in my opinion, I thought he was so far up himself he wouldn't recognise irony if it were an M1 tank running over him at 50mph.

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 24 Feb 2013 8:42 pm

Check out the line-up on this...


K. Ayers, J. Cale, B. Eno, Nico - June 1, 1974 - (Mike Oldfield on Guitar) [!!!]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nbn8NDiUkS0




p.s. Nico, amongst one of the weirdest/'darkest' concerts I've been to. In the pub bar at our 'hall of residence' at uni (size-wise like, in your lounge at home, just with a bar at the side, and no windows), in front of maybe 80 people, £2 entry... I wonder if she's still alive... I'd be surprised...

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 24 Feb 2013 10:52 pm

Commenting on my own link above (yah Jonny No-Mates right? ;))

Interesting to me that Kevin Ayers sings in Received English ('posh English') whereas many UK music acts from the 70's and on sang in a kind of American-ese.

I'm not criticizing that, the fluidity of the speech goes better with music. The point is that in this case (Kevin Ayers) it strikes me as unusually stilted.

In a way it reminds me of Nico, who was also incredibly stilted in her delivery (at times almost like a machine, although you must consider that English was not her firt language). A train-wreck before you, but the people who pay/paid to see her went for her history not her present. Hmmm...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KiU5P4ihIQ
Nico - All Tomorrows Parties

(oh dear, checking Wiki I see she has passed on, quite some time ago. ... what a shame, another tormented artist. May she RIP. They don't seem to make musicians like that anymore... )

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 24 Feb 2013 11:03 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_4Bw8HEx-0
Nico and Jim Morrison
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Yes. A summary of her style.

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 24 Feb 2013 11:25 pm

Ray Manzarek on the death of Jim Morrison
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKjz0CI1 ... =endscreen

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 25 Feb 2013 4:12 am

'Was Hotel California based on a Jethro Tull song?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xny0Uj4--tk

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 25 Feb 2013 5:40 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4GFxRDZFek
Bilzen Jazz Festival 1969


Deep Purple live
2.5hrs
Longer than they played the SIS back in c'09.

Still love 'em though ;)

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 25 Feb 2013 5:58 am

Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, Urban Spaceman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbLDI5lNdRQ

Produced by Paul Mcartney. Yukh!! - I HATE Paul McCartney.

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 25 Feb 2013 6:20 am

Gong - I Never Glid Before - Live 1973
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiy5K81q ... ture=share



(genuine far-out hippie-vid!)

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 25 Feb 2013 6:30 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3MX1ypMd78
Curved Air - Back Street Luv [1971]

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Mon, 25 Feb 2013 8:43 pm

@JR8 are you going to the deep purple gig? I can't wait to see them
the last time i saw them was in 1995 :-|

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 25 Feb 2013 11:52 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:@JR8 are you going to the deep purple gig? I can't wait to see them
the last time i saw them was in 1995 :-|


http://www.deeppurple.com/index.cfm/pk/ ... pid/430562

Perth (one night) > SG (one night) > Kathmandu!? (one night) all within a total of 8 days. Just wow!

And to answer your question, unfortunately I'm not going to be in town when they drop in, if I were I'd definitely go! :cry:

You last saw them in '95; that was when I saw Pink Floyd in the SG Indoor Arena. I hope Purple live up to your recollections. I still thought they rocked (though I originally 'got into them' getting on for 35 years ago now! (I might add though that I got into 'very heavy music' by the age of c7-10 years old :))

I'll tell you one thing I find peculiar in SE Asia, is the silent passivity of most people in the audience. (When I saw Floyd at the SIS everyone on the floor of the arena had to sit on school-type plastic chairs (!?). When sections of the crowd started standing up, others had to follow in order to see. The government censors stopped the concert twice, and had the lead singer explain to the audience that they had to put the chairs back in place and sit down, or the concert wouldn't restart. They'd already played 'Another brick in the wall' that night, but they repeated it again in their 2nd or 3rd encore. The irony wasn't lost on many of us I expect.

Prodigy at Fort Canning, and most people are sitting on the ground on 'picnic rugs'... WTH!? :shock:

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 26 Feb 2013 5:26 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=BZ ... =endscreen
Kevin Ayers interview (@ c4:00 minutes)

'The only important thing in your life, will be your freedom of thought, of speech, and expression.

If you don't have that [laughs], you are zero.

You're just another piece of ... shit, on the earth.'




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To be clear, these are not my thoughts, but those of a philosophical musician/artist. And as with any other aspects of life, I feel they are free to open and adult, considered discussion, of their opinions.

I'm not advocating their views, more raising their views for consideration, contemplation, and pushing aside, equally as much as supporting them.


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