What a depressing story.
Three men were in the band who made the greatest single ever released. All three have died in the last couple of years now that Fast Eddie Clarke has joined Lemmy and Phil Taylor. Rest in rackey lads.
Only ever had my 70’s UK pressing so excited about this.
…I’m so terribly sorry.
Cauliflower steaks, ready made soft boiled eggs etc. What idiots come up with these ideas? And saying that packaging can be recycled is a red herring, it still costs money to manufacture it and takes energy and more money to do the recycling.
Meanwhile oceans are full of plastic bottles and billions of coffee cups are used once only. It’s appalling.
I know there are a few fans of Josh Ritter on here, if you haven’t got his most recent album, ‘Gathering’ you can get it free from Noisetrade. Also comes with a free new song.
Worth a look if you like melodic songs sung and played well, with strong lyrics and a slight Americana vibe.
Click on the link and his is one of the featured albums at the top of the page.
In response to the “most you’ve ever paid” thread I got on discogs. I noticed that they no longer list bootlegs, pirate records etc.
How long has this been the case and how does one reference the price of boots now?
Great feature about about the feller who called himself ‘Jesus’ and seemed to be omnipresent at festivals and gigs in the 70s and 80s. He always had fruit to hand out, and was very generous with his plums.
I think her offer of 40% royalties to the Heads was fair. “Get Free” has an identical chord structure to “Creep” in the verse, plus a similar melody line. Lana then adds a chorus which gives the song a pretty different feel. Thom & Co want 100%, which I think is bullshit. You guys?
Vulpes Vulpes made me smile with his donation offer of a box of old USB cords, motherboards and Plug adapters etc. I have one of those too. Michael McIntyre might want to take note that as well as a “man drawer” most of us also have a box like this. That should see him right for another 5 years of material.
Anyway, that made me think of a recentish thing to get grumpy about! Yay!
We have a local community Facebook site and it can be handy for offloating items that you don’t want any more. Unfortunately, a really awful trend has emerged. Basically people wanting a cyber-medal for giving away their old shit rather than trying to sell them for (say) $20.
One poster recently did a big old spiel about how a few years ago she was in her uppers and how she will always remember those who helped. Inspired by that, she has decided to “pay it forward” and donate surplus Christmas toys to a deserving family, who are struggling and could do with a treat. Reader, we are to send her a message via the comments or a DM – and then she will decide » Continue Reading.
I’m enjoying the first Chic album – and alongside the main band, horn section, extra percussion and vibes and strings is one Gloria Augustra whose less predictable harp textures can be heard on Compulsory Ballad Falling In Love With You. Well a bit. She provides a few shimmies at best. So, your nominations please for the ‘Why Don’t We Get One of Those’ musicians. Rules: only one, must have a clear credit with their name and instrument on the sleeve, and be audible. Cowbell player on the first Napalm Death album? An overlooked marimba maestro on Let It Be?
Danial Peter, a guitar buff with a very clear presenting style, has recently posted this fascinating breakdown of what John McLaughlin actually plays in the side-long epic ‘Right Off’, on Miles Davis’ ‘A Tribute To Jack Johnson’ (1971).
Famously, the track began as an informal jam between John and the two other musicians on bass and drums, with Miles rushing in from the control room when he heard it. (Later in the track, Herbie Hancock, who had literally wandered in to say hi, on his his way past the studio with a bag of groceries in his hands, was motioned over to an unfamiliar keyboard by Miles and ends up playing on the track there and then.)
I play a bit of guitar – no great theory expert, all bluff and instinct, really – but Daniel’s revelation that John is really only playing a Bb7 is fascinating to me. Being John McLaughlin he, of course, stretches and inverts the living daylights out of that chord, making it sound to the fairly casual listener like an armoury of chords. Clever and yet, in a way, simple stuff. The performance was all about the groove – keeping it moving, with an » Continue Reading.
A demo version of Let’s Dance just released…..
Happy New Year everyone! it’s that time again, so please gather around and tell us what you have been listening to / watching / reading or otherwise enjoying over the last month
All best wishes to everyone for 2018
I’ve been after the Grace Slick track “Dreams” for years and have finally bitten the bullet and ordered the cd the track is off from the Tax Dodgers. Not remotely bothered about having the other tracks on the album, as far as I know, so I’ve forked out a MASSIVE £7.25 for one song. Big bucks I know.
Show me the money.
Perhaps I’ll have more luck this year.
Elsewhere, Vincent has noted the passing of the Moody Blues’ Ray Thomas.
Just a day or two ago, we also lost France Gall, ye ye girl and winner of 1965 Eurovision.
I have mixed feelings about The Moody Blues. Love “Days of Future Past” and some of the hits, but they could be painfully safe (Justin Hayward’s bouffant, etc.). Nevertheless, their cheese factor was high, and to me that is a good thing. Plus, and it’s a big one, flutes play a major part in a lot of music I enjoy.
Begs the question as to whether sport should be played in temperatures of 47 deg C. I think not…
A great HD remastered 1 hour concert here for those of us who like this type of thing.
Earlier this week i had the misfortune of seeing The Dream Girls sing song on TV. Then this am I heard them sing another song. Their idea of singing appears to be shouting/screaming at the top of your voice, lengthening the words you sing by twisting the vowels and generally putting on what they think is a barnstorming performance. They cannot sing.
At the other end of the spectrum I was in Jessops yesterday am – they had Radio 1 playing. On came an Ant and Dec song. I had no idea they had recorded a song. It was a fucking godawful attempt at rap without any emotion and frankly was beyond embarrassing.
Both of these incidents have made me think there should be a punishment for this kind of behaviour. Maybe hanging is too severe but I am not entirely sure.
Apologies to @smudger, shamelessly picking up on his comment about Rialto over on the forgotten bands thread, but have any band successfully and convincingly demonstrated the added benefit of dual drum kits? From the Dead and the Allman Brothers onward this conceit has given entertainment to the eyes, less so, I would say, to the ears. Anyone care to present a case for the contrary?
I just noticed the “Donate” heading above and thought I’d pop ten quid into the coffers to keep this lovely place ticking over. Must be the New Year or something.
Anyway just reminding everyone that we have admins lurking in the background who keep it all together and allow us to communicate our innermost, wittiest and stupidest thoughts in this beautiful safe haven. Thank you folks.
As you were…
I often find myself watching and enjoying a movie, but thinking they could have cut 15-30 minutes out.
So let’s hear it for the opposite. Movies you wish would have lasted longer.
I hosted a New Years Eve Party this year and I realised that time has moved on as me and my guests grooved to Chic and Good times on the BBC whilst all sat on the sofa rather than standing up and dancing…drink was not a factor.
It made me think about the years I spent on my knees air guttering to Guns and Roses in my 20/30s at similar events. Times change!
Where are we? Oh. January 5th.
Now, I don’t want appear churlish or come over as some sort of a grump (at least, not in the real world) but when should people stop saying ‘Happy New Year!!!’? If I had my way, this joyful greeting should only be applicable on the actual day of the first of January. If I don’t see you during that first 24 hours, hard luck. Otherwise, what rule is appropriate? If I have to say it to people when I first meet them in the new calender year, I’d have to keep going until June and by then I will have lost track. Also, what is the etiquette with strangers, such as shop workers? Should I respond to their cheery wishes in the same way as I do to, ‘Have a Nice Day!!’ with a ‘Why, thank you. You are so kind!’?
Would it be easier all round if we had a law that made it compulsory to kiss the person you wish Happy New Year to and leave it to common sense or common lust?
The world is fraught with animal traps, is it not?