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« Reply #3300 on: May 06, 2019, 08:38:59 PM »

I'm Demis Roussos singing voice fan, been listening to his Greatest Hits CD. It's patchwork but several good songs - "We Shall Dance" (brings sun imagery & it's got best use of female background vocs, dislike them in, f.ex., his popular song "Forever & Ever"), "Someday Somewhere" (joyful & positive), "It's 5 O'Clock" (the early downtempo version isn't as good) & beautiful kinda melancholic "My Reason". Check at free time this singer. He kinda looks like 70s Carl & distant similarity in singing.
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« Reply #3301 on: May 07, 2019, 01:56:18 AM »

I'm Demis Roussos singing voice fan, been listening to his Greatest Hits CD. It's patchwork but several good songs - "We Shall Dance" (brings sun imagery & it's got best use of female background vocs, dislike them in, f.ex., his popular song "Forever & Ever"), "Someday Somewhere" (joyful & positive), "It's 5 O'Clock" (the early downtempo version isn't as good) & beautiful kinda melancholic "My Reason". Check at free time this singer. He kinda looks like 70s Carl & distant similarity in singing.

I remember him from the band Aphrodite's Child, who recorded "Rain And Tears". I had more of an affinity with fellow band member Vangelis. I see they briefly reconnected in 1982 for work on the music for Blade Runner. I'd forgotten that Demis Roussos had died. Great shame.
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« Reply #3302 on: May 10, 2019, 10:19:36 AM »

Aquarian SMiLE--the only SMiLE mix for me. Why? It leaves out "Good Vibrations", a stand-alone 45.

For the music: https://vimeo.com/135727894

For the description: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k68DYTNmEr0
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« Reply #3303 on: May 18, 2019, 11:42:57 AM »

I've been wondering whether there's a album or a song that both my internet penpals like and I do believe it's this album (of course, the picture may have something to do with it):



And this is the opening track, "A Taste of Honey". I love Herb's stray dissonance at 1:48!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NC38-qqiVgg
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« Reply #3304 on: May 18, 2019, 03:04:20 PM »

I've been wondering whether there's a album or a song that both my internet penpals like and I do believe it's this album (of course, the picture may have something to do with it):



And this is the opening track, "A Taste of Honey". I love Herb's stray dissonance at 1:48!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NC38-qqiVgg

I love the TJB! They had so many great tunes. Casino Royale was pretty boss.
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« Reply #3305 on: May 18, 2019, 04:03:38 PM »

2 SBonilla - what's in the ava image? It says, if the eyes see it well, "caca de la uaca". Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #3306 on: May 18, 2019, 04:56:01 PM »

Yep a really popular album for good reason. Our household had a copy, one of the few albums my parents bought during that time.
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« Reply #3307 on: May 18, 2019, 05:08:43 PM »

You mean SBonilla's ava's "popular album"? By who?
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« Reply #3308 on: May 18, 2019, 05:31:12 PM »

Whipped Cream and Other Delights by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.
Extremely popular band in the U.S. during the 60s. Lots of hits.

SBonilla, Casino Royale was one of my favorites from them as well. I have to listen to it again - haven't heard it in decades. I never hear it on the oldies stations - they always play things like A Taste of Honey or Zorba the Greek (great songs)
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« Reply #3309 on: May 19, 2019, 01:45:23 AM »

2 SBonilla - what's in the ava image? It says, if the eyes see it well, "caca de la uaca". Thanks in advance.

Apologies for answering, folks--it's just in case SB misses it...

That's "caca de la vaca", with a v. It's Spanish for "cow poop"--in other words, this is nonsense, useless, etc. It's not rude and it's certainly not as strong as BS.

I've been revisiting this Seven Lions Melodic Dubstep Mix. I love dubstep--all that over-the-top squelchy stuff. A bit like caca de la vaca I suppose. LOL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KfKft2lcog
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« Reply #3310 on: May 21, 2019, 05:16:36 AM »

This is gorgeous! It's part of the stunning 72-minute dubstep/chillstep mix by Seven Lions that I've been listening to lately:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWWopjG9URo

https://edmidentity.com/2019/02/02/oceanlab-satellite-15th-anniversary/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Lions
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« Reply #3311 on: May 23, 2019, 02:09:02 AM »

Saw Argent perform in late '72, the year they hit #5 in the UK with "Hold Your Head Up". Lovely song, interesting memories. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgtARTw3L2Y
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« Reply #3312 on: May 23, 2019, 10:06:04 AM »

Question answered. Thanks to SBonilla.
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« Reply #3313 on: May 23, 2019, 07:27:00 PM »

2 SBonilla - what's in the ava image? It says, if the eyes see it well, "caca de la uaca". Thanks in advance.

It's a picture of a clothing store sign in La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. I was there a few weeks ago.

I have heard records that could be described as 'caca de la vaca.'
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« Reply #3314 on: May 24, 2019, 05:33:53 AM »

2SBonilla - Thank you. 3D Weird decision to pick such phrase to the shop. Tongue
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« Reply #3315 on: May 24, 2019, 08:28:04 AM »

I bought the 45 of Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit" in 1967, as it was not on the emasculated UK version of Surrealistic Pillow. I later gave it to a friend when I got rid of my singles five years later. He tells me he still has it.

A more recent friend alerted me to this video of the song last year and particularly to the first time Grace sings "Go ask Alice". You feel you're really missing out if you don't. "White Rabbit" will never sound the same again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfASumLhC2U
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« Reply #3316 on: May 27, 2019, 01:10:12 PM »

I found Tame Impala's "It's Not Meant To Be" while looking for songs with layered openings and thought it was gorgeous! Roll Eyes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeZt5IGJ1T8

I dedicate it to undercover-m, who posted some great stuff (including TI tracks) here and at PSF...
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« Reply #3317 on: May 29, 2019, 05:40:31 PM »

Desmond Dekker's song collection.
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« Reply #3318 on: June 01, 2019, 03:27:51 AM »

I was looking for songs that mention "The Beach Boys" and instead found this beauty by the Australian band Violet Swells. "The Strange, Strange Design" dates from March 2016:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZclaywtj1o

https://violetswells.bandcamp.com
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« Reply #3319 on: June 04, 2019, 05:31:11 AM »

With my 5000th post coming up next, what better to be listening to now than The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion by The Incredible String Band. Curiously this is an album (and a band) that completely escaped the attentions of my blogger friend on her quest to find obscure psychedelic gems. 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkkVhQpGemX5KYNgCiK6SOxb63XOLYn_I

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_5000_Spirits_or_the_Layers_of_the_Onion

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« Reply #3320 on: June 06, 2019, 02:44:36 PM »

Everything about the 1992 Masters of Reality album Sunrise on the Sufferbus speaks to me. The music is sensationally good, with Ginger Baker's world-class drumming in the front of the mix and some exceedingly solid guitar and bass work to boot. Great songs too (a not unimportant aspect). The cover illustration speaks to me as well. And the album title is wonderfully evocative.

This is "T.U.S.A.", with the band's British drummer bewailing "the inability of Yanks to make a good cup of tea"! But please, give the entire album a listen--you won't be disappointed.   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTuXBoA688Y



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« Reply #3321 on: June 15, 2019, 03:22:40 AM »



I'm back on track now with Forever Changes after half a century of writing it off as the decline that finished Love's career. How foolish can one man be. Smokin

Thank you, that person, for making me see sense at last! I'd noticed others raving about it online but had dug my heels in.

For me, side one of Da Capo was their finest (and final) hour. Until last year. Wink
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« Reply #3322 on: June 17, 2019, 05:54:25 AM »

Over at Hoffman there's a Talk Talk topic taking in everything of theirs, including outtakes and B-sides.

They recently reviewed the stunning "After The Flood" from Laughing Stock, one of my three favourite tracks by TT, the others being "Inheritance" from Spirit of Eden and, from that same album, this one:

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« Reply #3323 on: June 17, 2019, 06:03:03 AM »



I'm back on track now with Forever Changes after half a century of writing it off as the decline that finished Love's career. How foolish can one man be. Smokin

Thank you, that person, for making me see sense at last! I'd noticed others raving about it online but had dug my heels in.

For me, side one of Da Capo was their finest (and final) hour. Until last year. Wink

Yeah, been listening to some Love too lately. Forever Changes still holds up as a masterpiece for me. I used to listen to it obsessively in high school, yet the magic is still there. I've just been getting into Four Sail, underrated album. Da Capo rules as well. Still need to hear their debut!
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A band called The Beach Boys are mostly going to be a fun in the sun-themed group. And that has, is, and will always be just as it should. There needs to be ONE classic band that isn't a pack of endless "artistic" moan. All people wanna do is make The Beach Boys into another Beatles they are less tired of.
And, for anyone who has actually experienced them, surfing and cars carry PLENTY of emotion and life experience. They can carry as much metaphor as any Van Dyke Parks clever epistle.
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« Reply #3324 on: June 17, 2019, 06:03:43 AM »

Listened to Sly & The Family Stone's Fresh. Sly Stone was fascinating.
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A band called The Beach Boys are mostly going to be a fun in the sun-themed group. And that has, is, and will always be just as it should. There needs to be ONE classic band that isn't a pack of endless "artistic" moan. All people wanna do is make The Beach Boys into another Beatles they are less tired of.
And, for anyone who has actually experienced them, surfing and cars carry PLENTY of emotion and life experience. They can carry as much metaphor as any Van Dyke Parks clever epistle.
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