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1  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Underated albums on: February 17, 2014, 02:33:32 AM
"A Wizard, A True Star" by Todd Rundgren is incredibly underrated.

One of my favourite albums ever. Saw him perform it in its entirety.

Kasim Sultan rocks.
2  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Underated albums on: February 12, 2014, 01:57:58 AM
Overated: Anything by Coldplay. Don't know why but I just don't "get" it...

Underated : Genesis - And Then There Were Three...
Jellyfish - Spilt Milk


I wouldn't call "Spilt Milk" underrated.  It is beloved and considered an all time great album by most people who have heard it.  "Underplayed" is more like it.

From what I've seen people don't like it, maybe I just read the wrong things about it.. Didn't know it was even considered a great by anyone...  I love it!
3  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Underated albums on: February 11, 2014, 08:41:24 AM
Overated: Anything by Coldplay. Don't know why but I just don't "get" it...

Underated : Genesis - And Then There Were Three...
Jellyfish - Spilt Milk
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Dennis T-shirt and more... on: January 15, 2014, 05:59:43 AM
I have that t-shirt in red. Its lovely, great quality and fit.
5  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Finding The Flame on: January 06, 2014, 03:52:13 AM
Talking about The Flame I picked up the album on Amazon (UK) a few years ago for about 5 i think.. Has a white cover from memory...

I got this for christmas http://theband.hiof.no/albums/blondie_chaplin.html which i enjoyed! Is just nice to hear Blondie sing a entire album!
6  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Top 5 Concerts You've Ever Seen on: November 28, 2013, 01:15:38 AM
God thats tough. And i'm terrible with years...

BB's at Wembley
Peter Gabriel at the NIA. Must have been 2008? Maybe..
Todd Rundgren playing A Wizard, A True Star at the Apollo
Biffy Clyro and Oceansize at the Koko 2007? (big Oceansize fan)

Others would also include
Steeley Dan
Rolling Stones (seen a few times, always a good show)
The Flower Kings
The Monkees
Brian at the Royal Festival Hall
Randy Newman at the Royal Festival Hall
Steve Hackett at the DeMontford
Yes
Radiohead
Beach Boys, Paris 1998?

God I've been to too many concerts in my time.. Need to get my thinking cap on..
7  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Hollies on: November 27, 2013, 12:00:32 PM
Love The Hollies, Graham Nash is fantastic and love his solo work plus CSN too.

The bass player in a band i'm in is Eric Haydock and had a call a few weeks back that Graham was doing a book signing and we could go meet him. I was overly excited but then Eric had to go Canada so I couldnt go Sad . Hopefully an opportunity like that will come up again.. I suspect Graham is a nice chap, always seems it in interviews.
Wayyyyyy cool you play with Eric! What do you play?

I'm a drummer. I can play piano too and guitar... Better drummer though!
8  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: frankie valli on: November 25, 2013, 03:20:15 AM
I love the four season. I once heard them called "The greatest backing band of all time".

Though they changed members a fair few times they are impeccable musicians, i wouldnt throw them out of a studio!
9  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Hollies on: November 25, 2013, 03:13:25 AM
Love The Hollies, Graham Nash is fantastic and love his solo work plus CSN too.

The bass player in a band i'm in is Eric Haydock and had a call a few weeks back that Graham was doing a book signing and we could go meet him. I was overly excited but then Eric had to go Canada so I couldnt go Sad . Hopefully an opportunity like that will come up again.. I suspect Graham is a nice chap, always seems it in interviews.
10  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Kinks Discussion and Appreciation Thread on: October 20, 2013, 01:05:54 PM
I'd love the RCA era line up to reform. Would John Dalton be up for it, I could be wrong but didn't he retire from the biz years ago?

Yeah he technically did. But he still does some gigs, appeared with the Kast Off Kinks not so long ago.
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: The Kinks Discussion and Appreciation Thread on: October 17, 2013, 12:03:02 PM
Huge fan, Arthur is one of THE great albums.

Had the privilege of playing with Mick and John Dalton, great guys, really nice and still great musicians. I wish they would do a reunion like the Beach Boys did. When I spoke to Mick and John about it they said that Ray had been in talks about it... maybe one day?
12  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: The BB's 1990s bandmate power-plays on: September 23, 2013, 01:13:59 AM
Yeah i believe it was due to alcohol problems that Dave left in the mid 90's. I met up with them on one of the tour dates and Dave was in great form, he is great fun to be around. From what i remember it was a few dates after the show i was at that he left/didnt turn up anymore.

13  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / General Music Discussion / Re: Favourite Member Of The Band on: September 09, 2013, 01:27:09 PM
Levon I think. What a voice and such a fantastic drummer.

I did quite like Robbie's solo album, forget what it is called but Eric Clapton is on it, not so much his voice but he is one hell of a guitarist and wrote some great songs.

The Last Waltz should be watched by anyone who wants to play music, it should be on some sort of rock curriculum.
14  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: It's my birthday and... on: July 24, 2013, 02:43:34 PM
I just noticed something from a couple of the posts above.

What do you mean "fire hat vinyl". Does the vinyl depict a fire hat or is it fire hat red?

If I remember right, my original Adult Child boot is black vinyl.  Is there a colored one too?

It's a picture of Brian wearing a fire hat and no shirt. Looks like the picture is from the right period...
15  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: It's my birthday and... on: July 24, 2013, 12:42:47 AM
Nothing beats a perfect birthday than falling asleep to the sound of A/C 'Hey Little Tomboy' on vinyl!
Congrats  Smiley

I'd be scared to do that, would have dreams about shaving legs etc..

Yeah I know it's not the real "Brother Records" just wondered who put it out, guessed a record exec or someone. I know bands used to deliberately release bootlegs. I wish they would put it out properly.

Got most of the original albums on vinyl from my dad but not a lot of bootlegs. My dad has a great collection of vinyl and Beatles bootlegs. Some really great stuff!
16  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: It's my birthday and... on: July 23, 2013, 02:50:17 PM
Love the back cover "Brian's Back"

What's the story with the "Brother Records" that released this boot then?
17  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: It's my birthday and... on: July 23, 2013, 02:19:03 PM
It's the fire hat vinyl. Looks amazing too!

I have a good quality cd version.. Who doesn't love vinyl though? It's just another bit of history and one for my collection Smiley
18  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: It's my birthday and... on: July 23, 2013, 01:35:27 PM
That sounds awesome. Does she like the band as well or bought those for you only?

Anyways, have a happy birthday and enjoy the listens.

She's not really a fan but likes the band, came to the 50th show. Just for me though. Smiley

Thanks for the birthday wishes!
19  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / It's my birthday and... on: July 23, 2013, 01:11:10 PM
Do I have the best girlfriend?

She pre ordered me Made In California and got me the adult/child vinyl bootleg.

I guess all my rambling to her about the boys is paying off! Smiley
20  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine) on: July 22, 2013, 02:21:43 PM
All of my recording stuff is in storage but planning to get it back over the next couple of weeks. Im a drummer with everything imaginable.. Also play guitar/piano/bass/sing.. Smiley

Goin On. What a great shout.

Do you have wire brushes?

Yep. Smiley
21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: The e-Collaboration Thread (Prayer, Little Bird, Soulful Old Man Sunshine) on: July 22, 2013, 08:28:30 AM
All of my recording stuff is in storage but planning to get it back over the next couple of weeks. Im a drummer with everything imaginable.. Also play guitar/piano/bass/sing.. Smiley

Goin On. What a great shout.
22  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: We Got Love on: July 17, 2013, 02:27:19 PM
Will we ever see a reissue of the Flame's stuff? I know Desper talked at one point of a set featuring the unreleased record produced by him and Carl? I don't even know if there would be any market for this or not at this point. I'd love to have something. I recently got given a copy of their self-titled LP and I really, really dig it. They fit in real well with early 70's power-pop ala Big Star and Badfinger. Big Star has done extremely well in the past 10 years compared to when they were first around based on word of mouth alone. Could The Flame not have a legacy in the same vein?

I agree the record does sound like badfinger. I picked up the cd on amazon about 3 years ago for a fiver.

Great album, was already familiar with Dont Worry Bill but enjoyed listening to the whole song.

They recorded a follow up? A must hear.
23  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Analysis of the Live 50th Anniversary Tour CD on: July 17, 2013, 04:31:45 AM
I posted in the vocal thread about "Why Do Fools Fall In Love?" on the Live CD.

Am i 99% sure there is a female vocal in the mix, especially on the first "Why Do Fools Fall In Looooooooove" at the very beggining the female voice carried on for a split second longer than any other vocal. I know Jeff and Scott have a high range but it certainly sounds more like a females vocals.

I only saw the wembley concert so i'm not sure if a female was involved in any of the shows? Or am i just hearing things?



I don't hear a female voice there. There are actually two vocals that carry on the "love" slightly longer than the rest, both processed so much that you can barely tell who they are but I *think* they're Jeff and Scott.

No women sang on any of the tour dates, though that doesn't *necessarily* mean anything, as I've seen a lot of people claim that that section of the song was pre-recorded and mimed to. (That said, I don't believe that's the case -- the audience recordings all sound subtly different to me...)

It's really bothering me every time I hear it. It might just be me imagining it then... I'm sure i can hear it in the mix too. Maybe I have harmony blindness.
24  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Most popular Beach Boys opinions on: July 17, 2013, 03:39:52 AM
Al Jardine currently has the best voice of them all.
25  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Misheard Vocals on: July 17, 2013, 03:34:20 AM
Two from Kokomo.

First is;

"Tropical drink melting in your hand" I heard as

"Tropical cake melting in your hand".

And

"Give me a tropical contact high" I heard as

"Give me a tropical contact eye".

I was young. I didn't know better.
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