RPI CHARLES “MARYLIN” MANSUN U WAS THE KING OF SHOCK ROCK AND INVENTED THE GROPIE BUT THEY WAS NONE TOO CLEVER IF U ASK ME AN PROLLY HAD CRABS HA HA LOL STILL FARE PLAY 2 U MATE U WAS THE FIRST TO HAVE A GILLOUTENE ON STAGE 4 BEHEADIN BABIES B4 IT WAS FASHOINABLE AN U PLAYED GOLF WITH BOB CROSBY THERLE B SOME SLAYIN IN HAEVEN 2NITE RPI MATE LOL MAND SEZ SHE STILL PLAYS UR ATTAK OF THE GREEN LANTERN ALBUM LUV FROM JASE LIDL AILSE MNGR
I have been a ‘fan” off and on for the last 30 years.
Seen them live a couple of times and really enjoyed sone albums – especially Keep the Faith and Slippery When Wet.
Anyone else want to confess?
Was listening to the excellent Tim Buckley complete album collection and in particular the song Pleasant Street which lead me to think how many songs have street names in? There must be 100’s. They can have a made up name or an actual name and I will accept roads, avenues and boulevards as long as they have names. So for example Van Morrison’s On Hyndford Street and Elvis Costello’s Rocking Horse Road are allowed but most definitely not U2’s Where the streets have no name. So over to you guys.
A couple of times in the last week in Uncut and Mojo I have seen references to Yacht Rock. What the fuck is it, who invented it and can someone give me some examples of it?
I miss Brian Matthews Sound Of The Sixties on a Saturday morning. Blackburn does a decent enough job and know one could fault his enthusiasm, but wish they had kept the show at the same time from 8-10am. I struggle a bit with radio on weekend mornings, some Danny Baker for a bit if I’m in the mood. Although the music is generally okay, find Huey Morgan annoying on Saturday mornings and Cerys irritating on Sunday morning as she cackles on. I normally resort to listening to World on 3 on Saturday mornings from the night before and Jazz Record requests on a Sunday morning from radio 3 the day before. What are your thoughts, listening habits re weekend radio? I find the afternoons better on 6, Giles P, Craig Charles both usually very good.
The end of 2017 is coming fast and end of year lists are starting to appear. Resident in Brighton is my favourite shop and here’s their list, which always interesting and expensive!
….the lack of reviews on here. I remember the good old times when every second thread was a review of a new release by an old band. These days it’s all political shenanigans and other non-review bollox. We need to stand firm otherwise this blog will become some sort of forum where hapless losers exchange sad tales of when they lost their virginity (as if) or the first time they saw The Clash. There’s new releases by old bands every single day – what are you waiting for?
Unpublished Conversations with George Martin, Geoff Emerick, and Ken Townsend…
A song just popped on the Shuffle from an LP that I don’t know at all well. One of those that you get in a weak moment because critical opinion. “Hang on,” I said – to myself of course, largely because I knew no-one else in the house would give a flying one – “hang on, that sounds just like him out of the Blue Nile!” A quick visit to Wikipedia later confirms the encyclopedic breadth/colossal waste of time of my useless pop trivia knowledge.
This is an edited list of the guest personnel on that LP:
Rick Danko Bruce Hornsby Neil Young Aaron Neville Ginger Baker Mike Mills Paul Buchanan
Any guesses? This thread may well die on its arse but a long Saturday of not doing much lies ahead (for me anyway I have a bastard of a chest infection), so who fancies a go?
…it’s a wonderful new video for ‘The Tug of the Moon’, from the forthcoming Sarah McQuaid album. I think she’s brilliant.
I enjoyed the cut and thrust of H.P.’s Brexit thread, but at some point it got a bit bogged down in complex political terminology. Tahir made a comment about political postings on a music site, and it made me think of all the different sorts of political philosophy/ideolology/dogma that one can list and how they are a bit like musical genres – over simplified but sometimes helpful as a basic guide to a school of thought/musical form.
Then I thought, I wonder if there is a musical genre for every school of political thought. Could we map them, one to another and say why they match?
I’ll post a few example genres and philosophies in the first comment, as a form of kindling, then step back, and watch to see if the bally thing lights up.
During one of my current episodes of insomnia I decided to try to create a quiz for you all which would be a least difficult to Google. So here it is. Below I have take the first word from each of the lines of a section of ten Beatles songs for you to identify. The songs are well known (ie from the main albums and singles) and the lyrics are from significant and recognisable sections of the song. They were chosen by random more or less. Now I know that the start and end of lines in lyrics can be ambiguous but I think not so much in these particular cases as they are distinctive and form part of the rhythmic structure. I’m also hoping that each case is unique. Finally I’ve ignored any “oos”,”aahs” , “heys” etc. There is no prize other than the respect of your peers.
By way of example the opening lines of Lucy in the Sky would be “picture, with, somebody, a”
1. the, the, the, the
2. if, if, if, if
3. hold, look, when, help
4. every, every , it, it, it
5. well, you, and, was, so
6. I, while, with, » Continue Reading.
There’s another thread going on that has a clip of a funny US sketch where a teacher is berated by about 20 sets of parents for the calibre of the records in the school’s record library.
She defends herself by naming a couple of Clash songs – but they are not the *right* Clash songs and she admits to be not being aware of Neu! and Krautrock generally, to unanimous consternation. Of course the comedy in this sketch is that the music snobs are the majority – when in reality the parent that defends Mike and the Mechanics at the beginning would represent 99% of the group.
Thing is – today, if someone here mentions an obscure act who sound interesting then – thanks to the Internet – moments later I am snapping my fingers, whistling and nodding my head. Or not. In 1977 I may read about Neu! but unless I venture into That London, I am not going to see their records anywhere. A chance hearing on John Peel might happen but the best TV was on during Peel’s show and most of the time, telly will trump the scratchy, tune-free session by Anal Prolapse.
So – » Continue Reading.
You will all no doubt recall @Tiggerlion’s excellent recent review of Aretha Franklin’s ‘Brand New Me’ album. There are three copies up for grabs to the first three people to name three artists who have duetted on record with Aretha. Answers by PM please – don’t post them on here folks!
who fancy reviewing
Downes Braide Association – Skyscraper Souls – their third album
Steve and Virgil Howe – Nexus
Kansas – Leftoverture and Beyond – live set
Oh, dangerous times ahead. An Interactive map of Every Record Store on earth (so those of us who end up away from home, working, can find somewhere pleasant to spend hours .. and money …)
New song from Colin Moulding and Terry Chambers trading as TC & I. Absolutely glorious – possibly the most cheerful funeral song ever.
As I was at the reception desk of an old and faded hotel in Harrogate yesterday enquiring after the exit code for the car park I was told it was 2112.
I looked across at my colleague who smiled knowingly.
“That will be easy for me to remember “he confirmed. I said no more.
As we left I asked about his love of Rush.
“Who are they?” was his response.
After a few awkward moments it was apparent he was born on the 21st December!
Is the Wiki claim true, that wrestler Mick McManus co-wrote Silver Machine? Really??? And have any other top TV grapplers made forays into the rock world?
It is my sad duty to inform you that DikMik (Michael Davies) of Hawkwind has genuinely been “Born to Go” and passed onto the next plane.
Was anyone *really* offended by Greggs Nativity Sausage? Does anyone know anyone who was? Who is most entitled to be offended by it – Christians, Jews or vegetarians? And are you now a) more or b) less aware that the apostrophe-free apostate Greggs sells sausage rolls?
If it was Pret a Manger it’d make more sense.
What record/track did you last listen to – whether currently playing, last night, whenever? Across the, shall we say, diverse convergence of AW taste can we at least share a genre nevermind, miracle of miracles, the same artist? No idea why I’m playing this over my egg & Soldiers (apart from the obvious fact Lady W loves it) but there you go…