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« Reply #3050 on: May 31, 2017, 01:16:19 PM »

If the seamless transition between "God Is Love" and "Mercy Mercy Me" doesn't wow you, you're not cool enough to listen to this.

I'm cool. Amazing! Although I must confess to being more a fan of Marvin's earlier things. This is a huge favourite:

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

Marvin Gaye was one of the finest singers in the latter half of the 20th century. 
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« Reply #3051 on: June 21, 2017, 01:14:01 AM »

^ I had a random desire to get to know Gaye's music better. I'll look into that song (in a bit).

Right now I listening to this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ky1td3_6LY

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« Reply #3052 on: June 21, 2017, 02:01:41 AM »

^ I had a random desire to get to know Gaye's music better. I'll look into that song (in a bit).

Right now I listening to this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ky1td3_6LY

Hope you enjoyed it. Radiohead like Coldplay just doesn't register with me, I'm afraid.

I've been pushing on with Felt. The best album so far (I think) is The Strange Idols Pattern and Other Short Stories, which includes this extraordinary instrumental (although the whole album is stupendous):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJZHacjfJhU
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« Reply #3053 on: June 27, 2017, 01:48:39 AM »

Math rock has always intrigued me (bands like This Town Needs Guns), although the music is sometimes hard to listen to.

It seems a major precursor of the genre is the band Massacre. One of the YT comments on their album Killing Time (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1kPa1PTajU) mentioned another album by an act rejoicing in the name of Laddio Bolocko. At first I thought it was someone trying to be funny but this band really exists. And they sound great!

From that album, The Strange Warmings of Laddio Bolocko, this is the opening track, "Goat Lips":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUstAWRvO30

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laddio_Bolocko
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« Reply #3054 on: July 03, 2017, 06:38:34 AM »

A while back, YouTube and/or Google+ made some modification that deactivated all the embedded videos at my other board. Since then the three of us have been slowly repairing them, in my case with standard YT links like the ones used here, just in case it happens again.

The positive aspect of going through everything, for me anyway, is that I keep unearthing really good stuff I'd forgotten about completely. Such as this stunning track by Chris Robinson, "Girl On The Mountain":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1klScQjFBpI

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Magnificent_Distance  
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« Reply #3055 on: July 04, 2017, 12:47:16 PM »



At some point in my lurid past I wrote this album off. I'd always felt (and in fact I still do!) that side one of its predecessor, Da Capo, was the climax of Love's musical career. Well, I listened to Forever Changes yesterday and today for the first time in half a century and ye gods what a breathtakingly beautiful album it is. I suspect it will take less than another half-century before I listen to it again. Cool Guy
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« Reply #3056 on: July 08, 2017, 08:38:46 AM »

Other than 1967 Sunshine Tomorrow I've been loving a 2 disc set of Bossa Nova music featuring Joao Gilberto, Sergio Mendes, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Astrud Gilberto and others. The collection is simply titled "Bossa Nova" released in 2004 by Universal.
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« Reply #3057 on: July 08, 2017, 06:40:27 PM »

I listened to Forever Changes yesterday and today for the first time in half a century and ye gods what a breathtakingly beautiful album it is. I suspect it will take less than another half-century before I listen to it again. Cool Guy

Embarrassed to say that I was pretty much totally unfamiliar with Love, except for their version of My Little Red Book.
Decided that it was time to listen to Forever Changes. Although it didn't have quite the immediate "Wow" effect that Odessey and Oracle had for me, I found lots to like and even to love about it. I'll have to give it another listen. (This was the case also for me in first hearing Pet Sounds. Had to listen to it multiple times to truly fall in love with it).

Interesting to read that Arthur Lee was an alum of Dorsey High School (along with Mike Love, Billy Preston and Marilyn McCoo).

I've gone through just about all the "classic' 1967 albums, just have to listen to Are You Experienced. I'm familiar with a number of songs on that album already.
Of the ones I've listened to, the only one that I couldn't get into was Pink Floyd's The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. The first cut, Astronomy Domine, was great but then I started to feel uneasy listening to it. My dog got scared listening to the beginning of one song (think it was Pow R Toc H), so I donned earphones. One of the songs had a section where the music would be one side, then switch to the other. Had to take off the earphones; didn't want to end up like Syd Barrett!
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« Reply #3058 on: July 10, 2017, 03:36:23 AM »

I bumped into this yesterday. OK, it wasn't linked here but its uploader and performer, grillo, does frequent these parts.

All good stuff----a great vibe to this album----but this track stands out for me. Love the F# in the synth line! 

https://soundcloud.com/fare-forward-voyager/women-of-the-west-1?in=fare-forward-voyager/sets/love-songs-for-stupid-people

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« Reply #3059 on: July 10, 2017, 04:23:41 AM »

Oh no, I wasn't able to access it for some reason.
Needed to hear it - "Love Songs for Stupid People" - in the ways of love, c'est moi!  Grin
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« Reply #3060 on: July 10, 2017, 05:09:26 AM »

Oh no, I wasn't able to access it for some reason.
Needed to hear it - "Love Songs for Stupid People" - in the ways of love, c'est moi!  Grin

I'm sure you exaggerate, E.
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« Reply #3061 on: July 11, 2017, 03:36:52 AM »

This is fantastic----techno from India, years before it took off in Chicago:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN8M2irJVJA

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« Reply #3063 on: July 14, 2017, 12:16:08 PM »

Today it's been The Explorer's Club "Together" album.
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« Reply #3064 on: July 14, 2017, 12:27:06 PM »

Me? Santana's "All The Love In The Universe", featuring the stunning bass lines of Doug Rauch, another heroin victim aged friggin' 28.

In fact, side one of Caravanserai has an even more stupendous build-up than that of Abraxas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_riUhKoed0

There are a handful of tracks over the decades, just a handful, where the instrumental workout goes to places most other bands can only dream of. "ATLITU" is one. (Free's "Mr. Big" is another.)


 





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« Reply #3065 on: July 21, 2017, 07:51:31 AM »



The best album of 2016 beating Starboy by The Weeknd and Blonde by Frank Ocean. Some truly stunning songs, including Talking To Myself, Bourbon, Weight In Gold and Episode. Anyone who has even a bit of love in their heart for modern Black music or Noir R&B should check it out!
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« Reply #3066 on: July 22, 2017, 06:54:56 PM »



At some point in my lurid past I wrote this album off. I'd always felt (and in fact I still do!) that side one of its predecessor, Da Capo, was the climax of Love's musical career. Well, I listened to Forever Changes yesterday and today for the first time in half a century and ye gods what a breathtakingly beautiful album it is. I suspect it will take less than another half-century before I listen to it again. Cool Guy
Dammit, I closed this tab before posting. Anyway, I had a nice post all typed out explaining my dual '60s/80s kick. I listened to a Love song today that I enjoyed, "Alone Again Or." Album has been queued for future listening.

Also been listening to a lot of the Bats lately, including the tune "Made Up in Blue." The late, great eighties, everyone.
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« Reply #3067 on: July 24, 2017, 12:58:52 AM »

R.E.M.'s "Harborcoat"

love that lil guitar in the verse. all of it's great, though.
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« Reply #3068 on: July 24, 2017, 09:17:54 AM »

Listening to the great Nick Drake today. Writing something good about him. I wish he was still alive today. I'm sure he would still be producing great music.
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« Reply #3069 on: August 12, 2017, 03:13:15 AM »

While revisiting of Montreal's Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? (thanks again, captain) and stopping before the long central track (not enough time for it right then), I checked out the next album ol' Tubey had lined up for me. It was by Broken Social Scene, whom I only knew from the soundtrack of the brilliant film Snow Cake. And it's great so far. Called You Forgot It in People:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZh9D2nTB24 
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« Reply #3070 on: August 17, 2017, 05:41:37 PM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1fiOJDXA-E
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« Reply #3071 on: August 29, 2017, 02:06:19 AM »

I've been checking out the music of Alice Coltrane recently.

She's really out there at times. Get an earful of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJo9k-Y0Hzc
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« Reply #3072 on: September 03, 2017, 01:26:40 AM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LTCdt4tk8k

I love that weird yelling at the end.
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« Reply #3073 on: September 03, 2017, 02:48:33 AM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LTCdt4tk8k

I love that weird yelling at the end.

Hi, Mari. I see this was a bonus track. Sounds good! So Mr Byrne was into crazy stuff even then. I must give the entire album a listen (I've only ever heard the awesome "Psycho Killer")...
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« Reply #3074 on: September 07, 2017, 04:08:38 AM »



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