What are you listening to?

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by Andym » Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:52 am

Frosty wrote:
Fri Oct 22, 2021 10:32 pm
I'm not that young, but I confess I have never heard of the artists posted on the previous two posts. I need to get out more.
I'm coming up to 68 and my musical tastes are firmly rooted in the 60s and 70s, and like anything that isn't mainstream - preferring folk and blues to rock, particularly the repetitive stuff that lacks imagination.
The Bevis Frond is really just one guy, Nick Saloman. As the Bevis frond he has recorded over 20 albums from the 80s to the present day, mostly recorded in his home. I confess to only owning 2, the Inner Marshland CD and The North Circular, a triple album on glorious blue vinyl.
The music? To quote Allmusaic.com, The Bevis Frond's influences are strongly rooted in the '60s, as Saloman's music blends elements of psychedelia, pop, early hard rock, and folk, with plenty of epic-scale guitar freakouts.
The appeal to me is the guitar soling which is inventive, unconventional and guaranteed to clear your house of unwanted guests.

And currently playing some early Martin Simpson (from 1983), "Grinning In Your Face." He is a wonderful guitarist, seen him live several times. I guess you'd classify him as folk, but brilliant.

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by Andym » Tue Oct 26, 2021 3:58 pm

Ian A Anderson, "Time Is Ripe". A compilation form the 3 albums of psych folk he recorded for his own Village Thing label 1970-73. Much of his work before and since was acoustic blues, but this is more in the folk tradition. Includes possibly the strangest cover of Paint It, Black that you'll ever hear.

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by saint jude » Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:51 pm

Leos Janacek, String Quartet No.2

other 19th Century Vienesse turbulence, now Igor Stravinsky and 3 movements from The Firebird. Kind of heavy for a piano duet, not for all tastes.

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by Andym » Thu Nov 04, 2021 6:02 pm

Gone way back in time today. Started with Robert Johnson, the complete recordings, followed by a Leadbelly compilation.

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by saint jude » Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:26 pm

Joseph Haydn, Concerto no 2 in D major for cello and orchestra.

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by Kerry Blue » Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:16 pm

Me being very old and also never been that much into music and I bought very few records apart from my all time favourite singer/songwriter and that's Del Shannon I think I have just about everything he recorded, I also went to Coopersville in Michigan in 2008 and meet a school friend and later workmate of Dels who showed me the house he grew up in and we visited the museum where his first 5 dollar guitar 🎸was and lots of memorabilia.
Runaway was his first and biggest bit it sold 80,000 copies a day in the US but his last album Rock On and the Drop down and get me albums were his best IMO but I expect you young ones have never heard of him 🤔😫.

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by Andym » Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:51 am

Kerry Blue wrote:
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:16 pm
Me being very old and also never been that much into music and I bought very few records apart from my all time favourite singer/songwriter and that's Del Shannon I think I have just about everything he recorded, I also went to Coopersville in Michigan in 2008 and meet a school friend and later workmate of Dels who showed me the house he grew up in and we visited the museum where his first 5 dollar guitar 🎸was and lots of memorabilia.
Runaway was his first and biggest bit it sold 80,000 copies a day in the US but his last album Rock On and the Drop down and get me albums were his best IMO but I expect you young ones have never heard of him 🤔😫.
He was quite unusual; a large vocal range, a decent guitarist, and, most unusual for pop singers of the very early 60s, he wrote the songs as well as performing them. Presented as pretty much a pretty -boy teen idol, he was much more than that.

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by Kerry Blue » Fri Nov 19, 2021 12:55 pm

Andym wrote:
Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:51 am
Kerry Blue wrote:
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:16 pm
Me being very old and also never been that much into music and I bought very few records apart from my all time favourite singer/songwriter and that's Del Shannon I think I have just about everything he recorded, I also went to Coopersville in Michigan in 2008 and meet a school friend and later workmate of Dels who showed me the house he grew up in and we visited the museum where his first 5 dollar guitar 🎸was and lots of memorabilia.
Runaway was his first and biggest bit it sold 80,000 copies a day in the US but his last album Rock On and the Drop down and get me albums were his best IMO but I expect you young ones have never heard of him 🤔😫.
He was quite unusual; a large vocal range, a decent guitarist, and, most unusual for pop singers of the very early 60s, he wrote the songs as well as performing them. Presented as pretty much a pretty -boy teen idol, he was much more than that.
That's a surprise I didn't expect anyone would remember Del he was so underrated and way ahead of his time, in 1972 he was at the Talk of the South in Southend for a week I went twice and he was going to play the Brentwood centre in April 1990 which was just down the road from me but unfortunately died in February.

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by tangfastic » Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:09 pm

Kerry Blue wrote:
Fri Nov 19, 2021 12:55 pm
Andym wrote:
Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:51 am
Kerry Blue wrote:
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:16 pm
Me being very old and also never been that much into music and I bought very few records apart from my all time favourite singer/songwriter and that's Del Shannon I think I have just about everything he recorded, I also went to Coopersville in Michigan in 2008 and meet a school friend and later workmate of Dels who showed me the house he grew up in and we visited the museum where his first 5 dollar guitar 🎸was and lots of memorabilia.
Runaway was his first and biggest bit it sold 80,000 copies a day in the US but his last album Rock On and the Drop down and get me albums were his best IMO but I expect you young ones have never heard of him 🤔😫.
He was quite unusual; a large vocal range, a decent guitarist, and, most unusual for pop singers of the very early 60s, he wrote the songs as well as performing them. Presented as pretty much a pretty -boy teen idol, he was much more than that.
That's a surprise I didn't expect anyone would remember Del he was so underrated and way ahead of his time, in 1972 he was at the Talk of the South in Southend for a week I went twice and he was going to play the Brentwood centre in April 1990 which was just down the road from me but unfortunately died in February.
Talk of Southend reminded me of a YouTube video I stumbled upon of Dr. Feelgood’s concert at Southend pier in the seventies. Before my time, but love this video of them. Really dirty, raw pub rock at it’s best with Wilko Johnson on guitar.

[url] https://youtu.be/GzF0AETdRF8[url]

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by Andym » Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:14 pm

I enjoyed that. They were a great band in those days, Wilko on guitar and Lee Brilleaux on vocals. Lee sadly died of cancer relatively young. I only got to see them in later days when there were none of the originals left.
Regarding remembering Del Shannon, I’m an old man of nearly 68. I got my first record at the age of 3 and a half, The Everly Brothers “Bye Bye Love, the summer of ‘57.
Still buying music, today I played a double album of Bert Jansch, live recordings before he was well known and then. the Last of the Red hot Burritos by the Flying Burrito Brothers. I’ve managed to get to 4 concerts in recent months, it’s great to see live music again.
I guess my tastes these days tend to veer towards folk, and the more strange stuff from early 70s. I guess really I just try to dig out things outside of mainstream. I haven’t a vast collection, I guess around 1500 vinyl albums and a similar number of CDs.

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by Kerry Blue » Sat Nov 20, 2021 10:25 am

Dr Feelgood is not a hand I'm familiar with but quite enjoyed that, this is something I like to watch now and then.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0vrnwu_yl4k. Enjoy.

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by tangfastic » Sat Nov 20, 2021 12:20 pm

Kerry Blue wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 10:25 am
Dr Feelgood is not a hand I'm familiar with but quite enjoyed that, this is something I like to watch now and then.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0vrnwu_yl4k. Enjoy.
That was interesting. Liked seeing him with Tom Petty and Geoff Lynne in the studio. Just read that he nearly joined the Travelling Wilburries after Roy Orbison died. Sadly, committed suicide and another one who died before his time.

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by Kerry Blue » Sat Nov 20, 2021 1:15 pm

This is my favourite Del Shannon song his record company wouldn't put it out as a single so he gave it to Peter and Gordon, after the Searches turned it down it was a top ten hit, the suit in the video is hanging the the museum in Coopersville.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ71v2mqak4

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Re: What are you listening to?

Post by Andym » Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:33 pm

I dig out an album from the 90s yesterday. I’ve no idea how it came into my collection, except that occasionally people give me a few records because they just stream stuff these days.
Anyway, it was a hard rock album by a band called Goat, the album was “Medication Time.”
Quite enjoyed it even though hard rock isn’t really my thing these days - having said that I’ll listen to anything that isn’t mainstream pop.
I can see from some sources that the band made two albums but I can’t find it anything else about them. Diss anyone out there know anything about them?

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