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« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2016, 01:40:05 AM »

Monks

The Monks have a BB connection. Having learned that as The Torquays they also covered a lot of songs by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Beach Boys, whose harmonies they admired, I emailed the band's website and got a reply within the hour from one of the original members, guitarist and singer Gary Burger. 

He said that when they were The Torquays they did "California Girls", "Barbara Ann" and "Little Honda" and that was probably it. Roger the drummer sang "Little Honda" and "did a great job. We were pretty good on the Beach Boy harmonies and the audiences loved those songs." The Torquays/Monks were BB fans. Once they became the Monks they played that and other music much less. His conclusion? "A great time in my life."   

R.I.P. Gary, Roger and David.
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« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2016, 01:43:45 AM »



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There's just something about this album.

Thanks to your enthusiasm, yhs, I've got this album on my current listening list. It sounds amazing----and vaguely familiar, although to my knowledge I've only heard the two singles before now (or were there more?).  
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« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2016, 04:30:13 PM »

As far as I know, they only released 4 singles in their brief stint:
Something In The Air
The Reason
Accidents
Wild Country

Though I think what I love most of the album, aside from it's laid-back, smoking behind the alleyway bar-band style, is it almost comes off as an accidental song cycle, aside from the obvious Hollywood theme. There are so many repeating motifs and variations on particular chords, specifically on piano, to where about half-way through the album it's almost in a dream-state.

I made an alt. track list:
1. Something In The Air (single)
2. Hollywood #1
3. The Reason (single)
4. Wilhelmina
5. Open The Door, Homer (which may seem familiar because it was from BD's Basement Tapes)
6. Look Around
7. I See It All
8. Accidents (single)
9. Wild Country (single)
10. When I Think
11. The Old Cornmill
12. I Don't Know
13. Hollywood Dream
14. Hollywood #2
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« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2016, 01:37:21 PM »

Art In America?


I really liked their first and only 1983 album, produced by Eddie Offord, and given good push by the studio. Still, from what I've read, the label pulled plans for the follow up.

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Chris Flynn (real name Chris Ruetenik) is still actively trying to keep the dream going. He's on Youtube and has posted lots of material.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9d6ek3KDRI

I can never remember that youtube link stuff.
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« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2020, 03:46:16 AM »



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gandalf_(American_band)
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« Reply #30 on: January 13, 2020, 11:44:23 AM »

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« Reply #31 on: August 13, 2020, 02:35:26 AM »

How could we forget Blind Faith?



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blind_Faith
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« Reply #32 on: August 13, 2020, 09:26:13 AM »

How could we forget Blind Faith?



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

Huh ... it was the second post on the first page ... by ... YOU.
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« Reply #33 on: August 13, 2020, 02:31:14 PM »

How could we forget Blind Faith?

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

Huh ... it was the second post on the first page ... by ... YOU.

Eek, that's the one image in this thread that my browser refuses to reveal. If only I'd given it a caption... Angry

My apologies, GH.
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« Reply #34 on: August 14, 2020, 02:43:14 PM »

How could we forget Blind Faith?

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

Huh ... it was the second post on the first page ... by ... YOU.

Well, let's dwell on this fine album for a moment longer by playing the magnificent "Sea Of Joy":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWYJvrs14Gg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blind_Faith_(Blind_Faith_album) 
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« Reply #35 on: August 14, 2020, 08:24:16 PM »



1981...The All Sports Band was a pop/rock AOR band that made what has to be the catchiest album of all time. It's like a whole album of Eddie Money "Take Me Home Tonight" kind of songs. The unfortunate gimmick of being a rock band dressed up as sports figures understandably sank them. If they were trying to be a sports version of the Village People, they were about 2 years too late to cash in on that. I'm just so in love with catchy areno rock songs that I was always able to overlook the silly look of the band. First heard "Jet Set" and "Opposites Do Attract" on a Manchester, Kentucky radio station in 1982 and my little 12 year old ears were in ecstasy. I had to special order the album and it took ages for it to come in. It must've been on the verge of being a cut-out when I ordered it. It was on Radio Records...a subsidiary of Atlantic that had those "Stars on 45" medleys and a couple of latter-day Badfinger albums on it.
Keyboardist, Chuck Kentis, has been in Rod Stewart's band since the mid 80s and has done film scores. Lead singer, Michael John Toste, is now a 'prophet' (gulp). Yep.
But, anyway, the album is just plain, fun pop/rock AOR.....I'm now 50 and I still love it.
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« Reply #36 on: August 17, 2020, 07:45:39 AM »

How could we forget Blind Faith?

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

Huh ... it was the second post on the first page ... by ... YOU.

Eek, that's the one image in this thread that my browser refuses to reveal. If only I'd given it a caption... Angry

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Haha. No worries. Just thought it was amusing.
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« Reply #37 on: February 11, 2021, 10:43:40 AM »

For a long time I would've said Rival Schools with 2001's United By Fate, but then they reunited and put out a new album in 2011, followed by a previously shelved/leaked record from '03. Still like all three but I'd have settled for reunion shows without new material.



Nowadays I'd land on The Raymond Brake with 1995's Piles of Dirty Winters or Polaris with 1999's belated Music from the Adventures of Pete and Pete. The latter reunited a few times but has only otherwise put out a one-off single and some archival material.




Realising now that alot of bands I thought were one and done had other records that are either too hard to find or I just didn't stick around for.

Not counting comps/live/remix/etc.
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