What are you listening to?

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by Andym » Tue Sep 05, 2023 8:53 am

Mauswara wrote:
Mon Sep 04, 2023 8:58 pm
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Played that album (Parklife) a lot when it first came out.
Today’s goodies, picked up for 50p each in a charity shop on Orkney , The Beach Boys “L. A. (Light Album” And Earl Hines “Piano Man 1928-1955”.
Whoa, the Light Album. Don't think The Beach Boys ever made an album without something horrible on it, but then are the real gems too even in their banter era. The 11 minute disco version of Here Comes The Night is ... different. No Brian as he was in bed for a couple of years but this one's saved by the brother's songs. 50p is fair :-).

One LP from that period which I do like is The Beach Boys Love You. Brian got out of bead and made a synth-pop LP. Johnny Carson is a bit mental though.
Yes, I was never a huge beach boys fan despite liking harmonies. I think I have half a dozen of their albums plus several best ofs. I did like Good Vibrations and God Only Knows. But as you say, 50p was worth a gamble! On a short break from home at the moment so haven’t played it yet, have to confess it’s not an album I know.
I saw a vinyl reissue of the first May Blitz album yesterday too, but wasn’t prepared to pay the £20 asking price.

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by Andym » Thu Sep 07, 2023 1:12 pm

And today I picked up a couple of Tom Rush LPs in Belfast. Will have to wait until I get home next week to listen, added to the pile awaiting a first play.

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by Mauswara » Sun Sep 10, 2023 2:53 am

My listening lately has at times strayed perilously close to '70s British country rock territory, Brinsley Schwarz and Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance. Stuff I wouldn't have given time to listen to in the day.

Here's Ronnie Lane with The Poacher.

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by Andym » Sun Sep 10, 2023 8:12 am

Always loved that Ronnie Lane track.
I only had one Brinsley Shwarz album at the time, but picked up a 5-cd Original Albums Series box of 5 of their albums a few years back. All good stuff.

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by Mauswara » Sun Sep 10, 2023 9:29 am

Andym wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2023 8:12 am
Always loved that Ronnie Lane track.
I only had one Brinsley Shwarz album at the time, but picked up a 5-cd Original Albums Series box of 5 of their albums a few years back. All good stuff.
Got to Brinsley Schwarz through Nick Lowe's back catalogue. Always liked him, he can write a tune.

https://youtu.be/DoUuoemFVnM

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by marko69 » Sun Sep 10, 2023 10:45 am

Lets crank it up just a tad ….., OhioTractorBoy …., lets get moshing.

https://youtu.be/zlLn0UicWrM?si=C64odHR4x18daM7_

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by Andym » Sun Sep 10, 2023 12:00 pm

Mauswara wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2023 9:29 am
Andym wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2023 8:12 am
Always loved that Ronnie Lane track.
I only had one Brinsley Shwarz album at the time, but picked up a 5-cd Original Albums Series box of 5 of their albums a few years back. All good stuff.
Got to Brinsley Schwarz through Nick Lowe's back catalogue. Always liked him, he can write a tune.

https://youtu.be/DoUuoemFVnM
Yes, all good stuff. Brinsley Schwarz himself and Bob Andrews went on to form the Rumour, who joined up with Graham Parker as Graham Parker And The Rumour, a band I always liked.
Piece if trivia: after Fleetwood Mac released the Rumours album, the Rumour released an E.P. titled Max 😂

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by Ohiotractorboy » Sun Sep 10, 2023 8:06 pm

marko69 wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2023 10:45 am
Lets crank it up just a tad ….., OhioTractorBoy …., lets get moshing.

https://youtu.be/zlLn0UicWrM?si=C64odHR4x18daM7_
Hell yeah!! Great bass riff on that one!

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by marko69 » Mon Sep 11, 2023 7:50 am

Just posted this to a WhatsApp family chat for my Granddaughter who started High School last week. She’s looking forward to loads of Science. :lol: 👍👌

https://youtu.be/rz4Dd1I_fX0?si=NAbiqRyD2Sfamcyh

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by Mauswara » Mon Sep 11, 2023 1:16 pm

Can't tell you how many times the periodic table has come in handy since I left school.

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by Mauswara » Tue Sep 19, 2023 3:42 am

Had this one on a brain loop last couple of days

Have You Ever Had It Blue?

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by number 9 » Wed Sep 20, 2023 11:11 pm

Buena Vista Social Club

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Re: What are you listening to?

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by marko69 » Sat Sep 23, 2023 12:06 pm

Mauswara wrote:
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OK It's late.
Nice. :lol:

Says its over 17 years old. Never saw that before. Very entertaining :lol:

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Re: What are you listening to?

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Mauswara wrote:
Sat Sep 23, 2023 11:51 am
OK It's late.
Enjoyed that, never seen it or heard of it.

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by Ohiotractorboy » Wed Sep 27, 2023 12:19 am

marko69 wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2023 7:50 am
Just posted this to a WhatsApp family chat for my Granddaughter who started High School last week. She’s looking forward to loads of Science. :lol: 👍👌

https://youtu.be/rz4Dd1I_fX0?si=NAbiqRyD2Sfamcyh
My daughter is majoring in chemistry at Ohio State, I just sent her that 😂

So, I grew up a metal head in the 80s. I liked Duran Duran songs but didn’t really follow them as I wrote them off as a boy band. I just saw them two weeks ago at Blossom in Cleveland and they were phenomenal. How Simon Lebon sounds so good at 63 or so is amazing!

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by Kramer » Wed Sep 27, 2023 1:41 am

Been on a Sabaton kick of late. Fantastic metal music while learning about History at the same time. What's not to like? My favorite by them so far:

https://youtu.be/HaTn3oRPtzg?si=rOmRJEdDUK5HWCUs

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by marko69 » Thu Sep 28, 2023 7:55 am

Ohiotractorboy wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2023 12:19 am
marko69 wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2023 7:50 am
Just posted this to a WhatsApp family chat for my Granddaughter who started High School last week. She’s looking forward to loads of Science. :lol: 👍👌

https://youtu.be/rz4Dd1I_fX0?si=NAbiqRyD2Sfamcyh
My daughter is majoring in chemistry at Ohio State, I just sent her that 😂

So, I grew up a metal head in the 80s. I liked Duran Duran songs but didn’t really follow them as I wrote them off as a boy band. I just saw them two weeks ago at Blossom in Cleveland and they were phenomenal. How Simon Lebon sounds so good at 63 or so is amazing!
Exactly same for me, Ohio. Appreciated the Durans were decent back in the 80s while going to see Slayer etc

These days, I love Duran Duran. Play them regularly in the car. Kids & grandkids will freak out when i occasionally melt the f*ck down and blast some “Reign in Blood” 🤘🤘 :lol:

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by Mauswara » Fri Sep 29, 2023 10:22 am

These days I think we may just be The Best Dressed Chicken In Town.

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by Andym » Fri Sep 29, 2023 5:26 pm

Clouds “Scrapbook”
Probably 1970ish. The music is a strange mix of early prog rock, psychedelia, and baroque pop, moderately orchestrated pieces bumping up against works of Beatlesque music hall jollity ("Grandad") and spaced-out weirdness ("Waiter, There's Something in My Soup").
Not the best, and the vocals are a bit weak, but they didn’t seem to know what direction to take.

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by Mauswara » Sat Sep 30, 2023 3:29 am

Haven't heard that one Andy, few if any copies made it to this side of the world. Have a couple of their tracks on the early Island samplers, Nice Enough To Eat and Bumpers each have one of theirs on them. I like that era's Island stuff.

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by Andym » Sat Sep 30, 2023 9:10 am

Mauswara wrote:
Sat Sep 30, 2023 3:29 am
Haven't heard that one Andy, few if any copies made it to this side of the world. Have a couple of their tracks on the early Island samplers, Nice Enough To Eat and Bumpers each have one of theirs on them. I like that era's Island stuff.
I think they are pretty rare. I picked up a cd copy of their two albums.

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by arana peligrosa » Mon Oct 02, 2023 3:09 pm

Johannes Brahms, Symphony #1 in C Minor

Shame too many people are ignorant to some of the real best music ever written

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by marko69 » Tue Oct 03, 2023 10:34 am

Got this up on YouTube, Saint. 46 mins. Appreciate that its loved by tens of millions, (my late father-in-law included) ….. but sadly lasted only around 5 minutes of that. Maybe its a mood thing……. As in, need to be in the mood for it. Was certainly putting me in a mood and so ceased the experience.

Rolling Stones new song, “Sweet Sounds of Heaven” is an absolute classic ——>> and its only just out! :shock: Vintage Stones and Mick sounds incredible.

https://youtu.be/JnKG00M87e0?si=GWNOPlfvojwHmwy_

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by Mauswara » Fri Oct 06, 2023 11:32 am

Friday night out West

https://youtu.be/N35x19YJJKc

edited next day: an absolute banger, with bonus reference to what's your favourite cheese

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by goldandblack » Sat Oct 07, 2023 10:27 pm

Often think of this record with the current situations around the World from Clifford T Ward, from the Home thoughts album.
The Traveller -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSs3KbWKZg0
very apt for life today,

Also

Clifford T Ward--Home Thoughts from Abroad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akKVtGUsbbY

Not waving drowning
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPz_IsRG9o4

Home Thoughts from Abroad Full Song | Military Wives (2019)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruV9uMcihLM
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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by Mauswara » Mon Oct 09, 2023 5:10 am

goldandblack wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2023 10:27 pm
Often think of this record with the current situations around the World from Clifford T Ward, from the Home thoughts from aboard album.
The Traveller -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSs3KbWKZg0
very apt for life today,

Also

Clifford T Ward--Home Thoughts from Abroad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akKVtGUsbbY

Home Thoughts from Abroad Full Song | Military Wives (2019)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruV9uMcihLM
Pretty sure I've got a copy of Mantle Pieces around here somewhere, must try and dig it out.

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by Andym » Mon Oct 09, 2023 7:29 am

Home Thoughts is a great album. The Charisma label under Tony Stratton Smith had some excellent releases.

I recall that he bought Zigzag magazine when it was failing financially but never asked for extra coverage of Charisma artists. And eventually he gave it back to Pete Frame, the original owner when it was in a more secure financial footing.

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by goldandblack » Mon Oct 09, 2023 4:15 pm

Mauswara wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2023 5:10 am
goldandblack wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2023 10:27 pm
Often think of this record with the current situations around the World from Clifford T Ward, from the Home thoughts from aboard album.
The Traveller -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSs3KbWKZg0
very apt for life today,

Also

Clifford T Ward--Home Thoughts from Abroad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akKVtGUsbbY

Home Thoughts from Abroad Full Song | Military Wives (2019)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruV9uMcihLM
Pretty sure I've got a copy of Mantle Pieces around here somewhere, must try and dig it out.
Me too, up in the loft somewhere, little story.

this barman from Leicester in my local used to give it the big un about how he was in the music industry, and could get any record before it was released. So I was listening to the wireless and it announced that Clifford T Ward was bringing a new album out in a few months,
So that night I was in the pub and thought I'd catch him out by telling him about this album, within a week he gave me a copy of Home Thoughts.
trust me to get it wrong, :shock:
think Clifford T Ward passed in his 60s? sad loss.

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