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« Reply #3450 on: August 05, 2020, 06:02:29 AM »

YouTube has it all. From 1977, this is Moon Ju Ran from South Korea and "Rainbow Love" (무지개 사랑):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fmQ7Qhy1DU
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« Reply #3451 on: August 06, 2020, 04:17:49 AM »

Here's one I keep returning to: a great double-sider ("You Might Need Somebody" and "Jump To The Beat") sung in Estonian by the ladies of Elektra with some cool accompaniment. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fI36KPUsEaY



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« Reply #3452 on: August 09, 2020, 03:31:24 AM »

After noticing a massive thread on Robyn Hitchcock at Hoffman, I asked (elsewhere) for some advice on where to start when investigating his music. I was told Underwater Moonlight (1980) by his then band The Soft Boys was the best place to kick off. I must admit it's excellent so far. Funny, just when you think you've discovered all you want to discover, something like this happens. LOL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lKBIgB3Rh8

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« Reply #3453 on: August 22, 2020, 03:09:09 AM »

Written and stupendously sung by Dorothy Moskowitz, this is "Tailor Man", a gorgeous bonus track on the 2004 reissue of the lone self-titled 1968 album by The United States Of America.

My attention was called to it by its use in the revisited sync-up (see lower link) of that album and other work by the USA's Joseph Byrd with Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1927) as The American Metropolitan Circus. (Some of you may remember the original sync-up, which regrettably went AWOL.)   

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« Reply #3454 on: August 23, 2020, 03:43:51 PM »

I keep coming back to this heart-warming video. I like what John Newman does (Tribute is one heck of an album), although Charlie Wilson pretty well steals the show in "Tiring Game":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DI7k3GX8KIg
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« Reply #3455 on: August 25, 2020, 01:42:51 AM »

It's confession time, folks. The "General Music Discussion" is my only port of call at Smiley. I have this section bookmarked, and that's it.

Which is why I'm linking Brian's That Lucky Old Sun here (apart from the fact that I really am listening to it now).

For years, I couldn't for the life of me see its attractions. Everyone was yelling its praises and I didn't understand why. BWPS was the one BW album for me. Several ear-opening SMiLE fan mixes later, an enthusiastic review of TLOS prompted me to revisit it and it's as if I'm hearing it for the first time.

I'm about halfway through (my late night/early morning listening strategy) and I'm sold! I somehow missed its warmth and sincerity on all those other occasions. Maybe I just needed to be shown the right way in. Wink

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« Reply #3456 on: August 29, 2020, 12:17:54 PM »

Frank Zappa tips his hat to fellow boundary-pusher Eric Dolphy:

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

R.I.P. both.

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« Reply #3457 on: September 05, 2020, 11:09:14 AM »

I agree- That Lucky Old Sun is great. That and the Gershwin are my favorite Brian solo albums

Internet went out in my house. One of the joys of rural living.
Not complaining - thousands of people in Louisiana and Texas have more important things to deal with after the hurricane .

So have to listen to the Top 400 summer songs of the 60s on the sixties Sirius XM channel in my car. Lucky to have picked it up at number 30, and that most 60s songs are short
At the top 10 now. Already played one BBs song.

Update: 3 BB songs in top 10. Wasnít surprised at the number one song - so appropriate for the toasty weather weíre having down here now!
Iíll post top 10 list if thereís interest

They are also doing a top 50 albums of 1970 on the Classic Vinyl channel. Got the top 3, albums CSN (Dťja Vu), Beatles (Let It Be), and topped by Led Zeppelin (LZ III). They play one song on the album. Will replay countdown later so will miss it. Could by some miracle Sunflower made the list? If so, what song should they play?

Now inside and will do some reading
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« Reply #3458 on: September 05, 2020, 04:31:56 PM »

I agree- That Lucky Old Sun is great. That and the Gershwin are my favorite Brian solo albums

Internet went out in my house. One of the joys of rural living.
Not complaining - thousands of people in Louisiana and Texas have more important things to deal with after the hurricane .

So have to listen to the Top 400 summer songs of the 60s on the sixties Sirius XM channel in my car. Lucky to have picked it up at number 30, and that most 60s songs are short
At the top 10 now. Already played one BBs song.

Update: 3 BB songs in top 10. Wasnít surprised at the number one song - so appropriate for the toasty weather weíre having down here now!
Iíll post top 10 list if thereís interest

They are also doing a top 50 albums of 1970 on the Classic Vinyl channel. Got the top 3, albums CSN (Dťja Vu), Beatles (Let It Be), and topped by Led Zeppelin (LZ III). They play one song on the album. Will replay countdown later so will miss it. Could by some miracle Sunflower made the list? If so, what song should they play?

Now inside and will do some reading

Hi Lizzie. Sorry to hear the internet's playing up but relieved to hear you're safe (and reading).

My other choice would be BW88 in the original mix. There's something about it I find quite magical.

And yes, please post that top ten list. These things are so incredibly subjective but fascinating just the same.
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« Reply #3459 on: September 06, 2020, 02:15:11 PM »

I'm not a great fan of prog rock but this 1979 album by Czech band Modrż efekt is pretty cool:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWPNqeFpvU8

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Effect_(band)
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« Reply #3460 on: September 07, 2020, 01:54:19 PM »

These were the top 10 60s songs released during the summer months, as voted on by listeners:

10.  Sweet Caroline
  9.  Surfer a Girl
  8.  Unchained Melody
  7.  Windy
  6.  House of the Rising Sun
  5.  Under the Boardwalk
  4.  I Get Around
  3.  See You in September
  2.  California Girls
  1.  Summer in the City

Something this old lady didnít know about the Beatles. Didnít know that they released another album between Abbey Road and Let It Be.  Was somehow unaware of a Hey Jude album.

Spent a nice morning riding around listening to the Beatles. They were doing all the songs they recorded in order. Happily I came in during the Help! album and not the White Album.
Interesting that Iím Down and Yesterday were recorded the same day.
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« Reply #3461 on: September 08, 2020, 12:17:35 PM »

These were the top 10 60s songs released during the summer months, as voted on by listeners:

10.  Sweet Caroline
  9.  Surfer a Girl
  8.  Unchained Melody
  7.  Windy
  6.  House of the Rising Sun
  5.  Under the Boardwalk
  4.  I Get Around
  3.  See You in September
  2.  California Girls
  1.  Summer in the City

Something this old lady didnít know about the Beatles. Didnít know that they released another album between Abbey Road and Let It Be.  Was somehow unaware of a Hey Jude album.

Spent a nice morning riding around listening to the Beatles. They were doing all the songs they recorded in order. Happily I came in during the Help! album and not the White Album.
Interesting that Iím Down and Yesterday were recorded the same day.

Thanks for the top ten, Lizzie.

I see the Hey Jude album was released pretty well everywhere but in the UK at the time. It doesn't mean a light to me either.   
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« Reply #3462 on: September 13, 2020, 07:41:40 AM »

Velvett Fogg's self-titled 1969 album is okay but nothing special. The best track is the album opener, "Yellow Cave Woman":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJrRAWPTm7w

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« Reply #3463 on: September 14, 2020, 10:32:59 AM »

Time to get down with your bad self to "Bay City" by Junko Yagami:

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junko_Yagami
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« Reply #3464 on: September 15, 2020, 07:30:22 PM »

Only just discovered this band called Levitation Room over the last few days - a fairly new band, and rather obscure for the most part. Was not expecting to be completely blown away by this track they released in 2018. Which, funnily enough, is called Warmth Of The Sun and is not a cover of the Beach Boys classic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wC_DrMK3BAk
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« Reply #3465 on: September 16, 2020, 05:24:35 AM »

Only just discovered this band called Levitation Room over the last few days - a fairly new band, and rather obscure for the most part. Was not expecting to be completely blown away by this track they released in 2018. Which, funnily enough, is called Warmth Of The Sun and is not a cover of the Beach Boys classic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wC_DrMK3BAk

Lovely track, UW. Good call! Smiley

I see they've also done a blissed-out song called "Friends". Is there a pattern emerging? Grin

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« Reply #3466 on: September 17, 2020, 10:44:21 AM »

Recently I discovered dubstep, most noticeably in the hands of Seven Lions (born Jeff Montalvo). This is his subtle, stunning remix of the song "Satellite" by Oceanlab. I dedicate this to a dear friend "half a world away":

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

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« Reply #3467 on: September 18, 2020, 07:30:22 AM »

Given that Jimi Hendrix passed away 50 years ago today, I figured it was a good time to re-listen to Electric Ladyland for the first time in years. Fantastic album

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibJ3VMt6yfU
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« Reply #3468 on: September 18, 2020, 09:00:07 AM »

Given that Jimi Hendrix passed away 50 years ago today, I figured it was a good time to re-listen to Electric Ladyland for the first time in years. Fantastic album

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibJ3VMt6yfU

I'm criminally unfamiliar with this album. A few tracks, of course, including this extraordinary single (with an extraordinary B-side):

https://vimeo.com/313662875

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_of_the_Midnight_Lamp
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« Reply #3469 on: Yesterday at 11:44:17 AM »

Here (with thanks to CB) are the six ingredients of BDSM presented in a mini-concert of contrasts. Enjoy! Grin

Bondage... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRHn6TsvteQ
...and Discipline: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnnUIveM-e0

Dominance and Submission: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpKJUa6IoBs

Sadism... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvO3cirZtec
..and Masochism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TytGOeiW0aE
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