On the back of @PaulVincent ‘Album covers – ‘What the hell were they thinking’ thread’. A couple of years ago Annie Briggs came to my attention. A friend of mine has a close family connection. She was ‘one removed’ from musicians I had heard of. I was quite surprised when soon after Green Gartside of Scritti Politti put out a couple of Annie Briggs covers. A few months later I walk into a friend’s house and sitting on top of their LP collection is an LP called ‘Hootenanny in London’ recorded in 1963. On the front is Annie Briggs along with others on the album. The interesting thing is that she is not credited as being ‘on’ the actual recording. Is this a one off or was it a common practice in the 60’s? I can’t think of any apart from guest appearances eg ‘Sgt Peppers’. Any others?
Hi all. I’d like to try a new app called ‘Clubhouse’. I need an invite from an existing member. I can’t recommend yet as I haven’t been able to try it! If anyone has tried it – how is it? Pm me if anyone can help – cheers. https://www.joinclubhouse.com/
Thin Lizzy Rock Legends
What does it sound like? Listening to this comprehensive box set (six CDs and a DVD(which I didn’t have a copy to review)) I’m reminded that Like Fleetwood Mac there are two Thin Lizzy’s. The original bluesy three-piece with Eric Bell and the powerhouse Thin Lizzy with two dueling guitars which compares to Fleetwood Mac with Peter Green and then morphing into the Nicks/Buckingham mainstream version. CD one is the singles in 7” versions – the greatest hits pretty much. Jailbreak has a weird edit at about 2.46 where it sounds like the tape broke and was stuck together! Apart from this, the singles sound great. CD two is the Decca rarities. It starts with ‘The Farmer’ the debut single. It reminds me of ‘The Band’. This was backed by ‘I need you’ the 7” debut b-side which sounds like Van/Georgie Fame jam. ‘Little girl in bloom (US single promo)’ – It’s a great track although it still sounds like a demo even though it was released as a USA promo. Also, there are ten tracks on here all from RTE Radio sessions in 73/74 which showpiece Eric Bells contribution. CD3 is ‘Mercury rarities’ this is » Continue Reading.
Year: 2020 Director: Emer Reynolds
I’m surprised that there hasn’t been a film about Phil Lynott made before now. There are a fair few documentaries on Thin Lizzy but there was certainly room for the story to be told. In ‘Songs For While I’m Away’ we hear of the struggles of growing up in Dublin after Phillip is brought to live with his grandparents by his mother who has had to make the awful decision to leave her son and return to England to work. Phillip does indeed learn to look after himself from an early age. He turns to music and soon meets Brian Downey(Thin Lizzy drummer). Eric Bell(guitarist) introduces himself to the pair and Thin Lizzy(version one) is on the road.
The film mixes the words and music of Phillip with interviews that include one of his ex-girlfriends, his ex-wife, and his daughters all of whom have remained away from the spotlight in the years since Phillip died. There are also interviews with Brush Shiels/Brian Downey/Scot Gorham/Adam Clayton/James Hetfield/Suzi Quatro/Midge Ure and others. The film paints a portrait of Phillip the poet, boyfriend, husband, father. The Phil Lynott that’s not always portrayed or remembered when we think » Continue Reading.
Joe Ruby creator of Scooby-Doo has died. PS – It wasn’t those pesky kids!
Looking forward to this.
Millie Small has died. She suffered a stroke. I almost posted this on the ‘Uplifting tunes’ thread. A great track. Rod Stewart on Harmonica apparently.
I Am Trying To Break Your Heart – Wilco documentary. I haven’t seen it yet but it’s available for free although you can donate and benefit a Chicago charity of Wilcos choice and the 4K transfer they are working on. ‘May 5 to 12: I Am Trying To Break Your Heart (2002, 92 minutes) Sam Jones’ seminal documentary captures the band Wilco and the creation of their record Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. A film which not only looks at a turbulent chapter in the band’s history, but also a breakthrough moment in the struggle for artistic freedom in the corporate-dominated music industry. Rolling Stone hailed it as “one of the greatest music documentaries of all time.”‘
Happy Christmas you all. I enjoy this place – thanks for all your contributions I read most of them! I hope you all have a good time and if it’s a hard time for any of you I wish you well and hope it gets better soon…..x
Platform:XBox, PC/Mac Age Rating:3+ Year of Release:2019 Review:
I’m in need of a new game or two. This year I have played – 1 PUBG – I like it generally but I feel that I’m up against the odds when others seem to be able to shoot with far more accuracy than I can! Good fun though. 2. Sniper Elite 4 – Ok. It was a great price and quite entertaining. 3. Assassins Creed Origins – loved the graphics and surroundings but found the interaction dull. didn’t finish it. 4. Xcom2 – Bought it cheap. I was ‘stuck’ after about five minutes and gave up. This has never happened to me on a game before. I couldn’t muster the energy to pursue further. 5. Dishonered2 – Really enjoyed this game. I think this was recommended here – thanks. 6. No Mans Sky – I bough tthis after reading reviews on here. It’s still on my PC – I will no doubt revisit. I got a littlke tired of all the ‘mining’ and not moving forward enough. I have enjoyed COD/MGS in the past, I don’t mind multiplayer games but I like to play the game solo first if possible. I » Continue Reading.
Sorry to let you know but it wasn’t Bob!
No not a grand hissy tantrum. Grace Jones is to curate ‘Meltdown’ at The Southbank London next year. I’m looking forward to seeing the line up.
Well Afterworders what was the last word you ‘looked up’. For me, it was’ languorous’.
Move over Banksy – look what those hipsters The Archers have ‘dropped’ today!
I was listening to a Word podcast recently about Dylan Jones’ book about ‘Wichita Linesman’ (link below) which is worth a listen. During the podcast Mark Ellen and David Hepworth mention ‘Walk on the wild side’ and say that Herbie Flowers bass line makes the record and it wouldn’t stand without it “it would be just a moan”. I’m not sure about that although it is an outstanding bass line. I decided to have another look into the background of the song. I was surprised to find out the single was a double A-side with ‘Perfect day’. Now I know there are a lot of Beatles fans on this site who might disagree but I think that this is the best double a-side that has ever been released. I bought the album ‘Transformer’ but never bought any singles from it. Looking on youtube ‘Walk on the wild side’ has been streamed about 30 million times and ‘Perfect day’ approx’ 75 million. There have been 38 double a-sides which have made no1 in the UK charts. Lou Reed’s hasn’t made it yet(it is a bit of a slow burner though!). What are your fav’ double a-sides?
New/old Bowie. New mix of ‘Conversation Mix’ with 5 CD collection to follow in November.
So it’s quite possibly the hottest day of the year in sunny Blighty. The FPO is on a misson and you’re left on a random High St (Saffron Walden since you asked) with a few minutes to waste. Let’s see what wonderful tunes are on offer in the local charity shop. So I thought could The Afterworders could possibly trump me on three ‘IL Divo’s’. Over to you…….
Available for £0.99 on Amazon. This was recently featured on a Word podcast which sounded interesting.
This is currently on various FB pages. Interesting.
Very sad news today. I’d like to think they were living the dream. They came across as nice guys having fun
Hi all, I’m after some advice, please. I’m after a pair of active speakers for my PC. Budget up to approx £150. I generally use headphones but I do like to give them a break at times. I will be listening to music, playing the odd PC game and would like to be able to use them instead of the main hi-fi at times and fill a smallish room with sound. I’m not mad on heavy bass(neighbours to think about). I don’t want a bass speaker so 2.0 stereo will suffice. Over to you –
A sad ending but that guitar on Wicked Game’ was sublime. It touched all that heard it. I absolutely loved it.
So the Royal Mail are producing Bowie Stamps in March. I seem to remember buying Bowie stamps a few years ago. I’ve also been a little dissapointed by the number of Bowie merchandise popping up on various websites over the last year. I suppose it was to be expected but it made me think about Bowie turning down Royal honours and yet the ‘Royal Mail’ is very happy to sell Bowie stamps. They would probably sell Jack the ripper stamps if they thought they had a market. Maybe they should have stuck with a second class edition!
My daughter is off backbacking in Thailand/Vietnam/india for three to six months. She has asked me for advice re travel insurance. I haven’t travelled like this but I thought some of you may have some experience yourselves or sons/daughters. She is twenty four. Any pointers to particualr companies you have used would be great or any other pointers to help would be much appreciated. Thanks