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« Reply #3075 on: September 07, 2017, 10:25:08 PM »

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")...
Do you like other Talking Heads stuff? I've listened to '77 a few times, but More Songs About Buildings and Food definitely gets the most plays out of me.
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« Reply #3076 on: September 08, 2017, 03:15:55 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")...
Do you like other Talking Heads stuff? I've listened to '77 a few times, but More Songs About Buildings and Food definitely gets the most plays out of me.

I've heard Remain in Light but the only one of its tracks that really moves me is "Once In A Lifetime"----to say nothing of the video.

Okay, I've got '77 lined up for listening and after that I'll give MSABAF a try. Can't be fairer than that!
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« Reply #3077 on: September 09, 2017, 01:43:22 AM »

Okay, I've got '77 lined up for listening and after that I'll give MSABAF a try. Can't be fairer than that!

I abandoned '77 after four tracks but I'm really into MSABAF (about halfway through now). It certainly benefits from Eno's production and the more dance-based approach. But the songs grab me more as well. On "Artists Only" there's a short drum fill which Byrne sings along with----fantastic! (Here at 1:25.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfYZFS7JvT0         
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« Reply #3078 on: September 10, 2017, 05:51:03 PM »

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« Reply #3079 on: September 11, 2017, 04:03:27 AM »

Great to see you around again, Alf. :=)

I'm in the middle of Talking Heads' Fear of Music, largely thanks to your better half:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb6izAqdTnc
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« Reply #3080 on: September 12, 2017, 09:57:20 AM »

Past few days it's been this. Love the colorful sounds.
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« Reply #3081 on: September 13, 2017, 03:41:14 AM »

I'm in the middle of Talking Heads' Fear of Music

Each successive TH album is more to my liking. I'm now on Remain in Light, the last to be produced by Brian Eno:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVGnTE5N1U8
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« Reply #3082 on: September 15, 2017, 02:21:04 PM »

I'm in the middle of Talking Heads' Fear of Music

Each successive TH album is more to my liking. I'm now on Remain in Light, the last to be produced by Brian Eno:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVGnTE5N1U8

My favorite has always been More Songs About Buildings and Food. I played it for undercoverm last year, and she really liked it, too.
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« Reply #3083 on: September 15, 2017, 03:12:30 PM »

I'm in the middle of Talking Heads' Fear of Music

Each successive TH album is more to my liking. I'm now on Remain in Light, the last to be produced by Brian Eno:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVGnTE5N1U8

My favorite has always been More Songs About Buildings and Food. I played it for undercoverm last year, and she really liked it, too.

Mari was the one who pointed me in that direction. Right now I can't honestly say which of the three Eno-produced albums I like best. Perhaps I like them all. :=)

My Life in the Bush of Ghosts is another fantastic album...
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« Reply #3084 on: September 18, 2017, 09:16:03 PM »

https://genius.com/Fleet-foxes-cassius-lyrics
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« Reply #3085 on: September 19, 2017, 02:03:29 AM »


I like the Foxes but it's never got very much further than that.

Heard some interesting stuff a while back by former Fox Father John Misty...

Right now I'm listening to the Stravinsky piano concerto as posted on my other board by Cool Cool Water, to whom many thanks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS7d8fI9hPw
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« Reply #3086 on: September 20, 2017, 05:45:44 AM »

I've been listening to a lot of Jimmy Buffett and other assorted summertime / Bob Marley / etc rock/pop/trop country.   It's been a stressful summer, so it's really helping me center.   Even though fall starts tomorrow, we're still going to have summer weather through the weekend, so I'm planning on grilling some burgers, and having some beers with some Buffett playing this Saturday. 
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« Reply #3087 on: September 21, 2017, 05:17:52 PM »

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« Reply #3088 on: September 22, 2017, 01:56:04 AM »

I've been listening to a band led by Vinnie Vincent, whom I discovered was the guitarist with Dan Hartman on his disco hits "Instant Replay" and "This Is It". Quite a character too, as was Dan Hartman. But unlike Hartman, Vincent hasn't always been the easiest person to get on with. He was with KISS for a while (until they fired him). This is "Boyz Are Gonna Rock" from the debut album by the Vinnie Vincent Invasion, who surely qualify as a "hair band": Grin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4orXwHdK2Q

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« Reply #3089 on: September 30, 2017, 11:15:17 AM »

Now, and for the past month or so, I've been listening to a lot of Eddie Cochran. Nervous Breakdown, Somethin' Else, Twenty Flight Rock, C'mon Everybody, Jeanie Jeanie Jeanie, Little Angel, Summertime Blues, Three Steps To Heaven, Weekend, My Way, Cut Across Shorty, Lonely, Teenage Heaven, Drive In Show, Sittin' In The Balcony, Skinny Jim, Blue Suede Shoes, Hallelujah I Love Her So, Rock and Roll Blues, Three Stars...
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« Reply #3090 on: September 30, 2017, 01:46:16 PM »

Now, and for the past month or so, I've been listening to a lot of Eddie Cochran. Nervous Breakdown, Somethin' Else, Twenty Flight Rock, C'mon Everybody, Jeanie Jeanie Jeanie, Little Angel, Summertime Blues, Three Steps To Heaven, Weekend, My Way, Cut Across Shorty, Lonely, Teenage Heaven, Drive In Show, Sittin' In The Balcony, Skinny Jim, Blue Suede Shoes, Hallelujah I Love Her So, Rock and Roll Blues, Three Stars...

You have excellent taste! As I see it, Eddie was one of rock'n'roll's two great raconteurs (the other being Chuck Berry). Although Chuck's stories are absolutely ace, they're aimed more at an older generation (Chuck was approaching 30 when "Maybellene" hit). Eddie was singing for the kids. Seems he's was a sweet person as well. There are stories of him patiently helping budding guitarists to get their hands (and heads) round chords when on that fateful tour in the UK.

One of the first records I ever bought was an EP called Cherished Memories of Eddie Cochran:



My all-time favourite, though, is "Twenty Flight Rock":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFp9ne8Y_wo
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« Reply #3091 on: September 30, 2017, 02:04:58 PM »

As for me, I took advantage of the fact that our collection of classical LPs is now accessible without a parachute and played Karajan's stunning rendition of Richard Strauss's Tod und Verklärung:   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f92pYZYGfc
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« Reply #3092 on: September 30, 2017, 02:33:32 PM »

Now, and for the past month or so, I've been listening to a lot of Eddie Cochran. Nervous Breakdown, Somethin' Else, Twenty Flight Rock, C'mon Everybody, Jeanie Jeanie Jeanie, Little Angel, Summertime Blues, Three Steps To Heaven, Weekend, My Way, Cut Across Shorty, Lonely, Teenage Heaven, Drive In Show, Sittin' In The Balcony, Skinny Jim, Blue Suede Shoes, Hallelujah I Love Her So, Rock and Roll Blues, Three Stars...

You have excellent taste! As I see it, Eddie was one of rock'n'roll's two great raconteurs (the other being Chuck Berry). Although Chuck's stories are absolutely ace, they're aimed more at an older generation (Chuck was approaching 30 when "Maybellene" hit). Eddie was singing for the kids. Seems he's was a sweet person as well. There are stories of him patiently helping budding guitarists to get their hands (and heads) round chords when on that fateful tour in the UK.

One of the first records I ever bought was an EP called Cherished Memories of Eddie Cochran:



My all-time favourite, though, is "Twenty Flight Rock":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFp9ne8Y_wo

Yeah, Twenty Flight Rock has particularly fascinated me. It's not a song that I hadn't heard before, but I feel like I'm hearing it for the first time...every time.

I picked up the 4-disc, 134 track 'The Eddie Cochran Story' when it was released in 2009. Up to that point, I was aware of his music but hadn't really listened to it. I'm finally digging in now.

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« Reply #3093 on: October 02, 2017, 02:24:18 AM »

As for me, I took advantage of the fact that our collection of classical LPs is now accessible without a parachute and played Karajan's stunning rendition of Richard Strauss's Tod und Verklärung

Next up from the collection (which spans a good many decades) is Sibelius's compact (one-movement) Seventh Symphony, his last in that genre and almost his final work. He composed nothing during his last thirty years, something he shares with (of all people) Captain Beefheart.

This is the version I played (purchased in 1966):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcHA8LL8YYA

Note the build-up from 2:16, up to and including the arrival of the trombones----utterly sublime!
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« Reply #3094 on: October 07, 2017, 06:25:44 AM »

"You're So Vain" is a fantastic song, beginning with the awesome bass flourishes care of Klaus Voormann. (And it's Mick Jagger's finest hour.) Klaus was explaining in the recent BBC documentary about Carly's album No Secrets that he was just "warming up his fingers". Having learned to play classical guitar, it came very easily to him. Producer Richard Perry insisted it should be the intro to the song! Hearing it for the first time back in 1972 was a bona fide WTF moment, like first hearing Entwistle's solo on "My Generation"...   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDTCrBX5Yl0
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« Reply #3095 on: November 02, 2017, 05:27:50 AM »



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« Reply #3096 on: November 03, 2017, 02:44:00 PM »

Turtle Soup, the latest version.  Those guys really sang their asses off and also were a pretty good band.  I don't know why they don't get more credit than they do....maybe the Flo and Eddie "comedy" act hurt their credibility in the long run....
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