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Greece

Postby GoogaMooga » 08 Apr 2019, 20:04

Alright, let's do the Greeks. Who do you collect?

1. Mikis Theodorakis. So many comps, but do they have to include "Zorba" on every single one? All my Mikis is from thrift, so I know my Zorba by now.
2. Demis Roussos. So many comps, but the original albums are supposed to be really good, too - if you can find them. Love the kaftan image, makes him slimmer no matter how fat.
3. Nana Mouskouri. Geeky listening. But don't tell the cool kids that you collect her. The glasses she could have dropped easily, but they became her trademark. Her breakthrough song, "The White Rose of Athens", is really good, made me a convert.
4. Aphrodite's Child. "Rain and Tears" is the big one, a portent of things to come. "666" is the hold-out album, not for the superstitious!

Afraid that's all I've got, all I know.

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Re: Greece

Postby Count Machuki » 08 Apr 2019, 21:00

I like the more traditional stuff, and I've got a whole mess of LPs from Greece.

On a more rock-related note, one of the most "valuable" things in my collection is the self-titled debut from Greek beat band The Olympians.



https://www.discogs.com/Olympians-Olymp ... se/4636737

It's pretty good!
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Re: Greece

Postby GoogaMooga » 08 Apr 2019, 21:09

Thanks, Count. Oh, I forgot, I've also got Vangelis and Yanni.
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Re: Greece

Postby GoogaMooga » 08 Apr 2019, 21:09

And also some V.A. bouzouki stuff, don't remember the names.
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Re: Greece

Postby Count Machuki » 08 Apr 2019, 21:12

GoogaMooga wrote:Yanni


:cry:
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Re: Greece

Postby clive gash » 08 Apr 2019, 21:16

It takes a big man to cry, but it takes a bigger man to laugh at that man.

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Re: Greece

Postby WG Kaspar » 08 Apr 2019, 21:55

They're shit
I run out of talent

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Re: Greece

Postby WG Kaspar » 08 Apr 2019, 22:03

I can't bear see my country dragged into the mud by all the chancers that are mentioned in this thread.
You want to know the real Greece?





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Re: Greece

Postby GoogaMooga » 08 Apr 2019, 22:11

Well, I stand by my choices, except perhaps Yanni. Not sure he'd survive a cull.
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Re: Greece

Postby Count Machuki » 08 Apr 2019, 22:54

WG Kaspar wrote:They're shit


I'd probably be sick to death of that rebetika/laiko stuff, too, if I lived there. Folks in other country have the advantage of that kind of music not being shoved at us since birth.
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Re: Greece

Postby trans-chigley express » 09 Apr 2019, 05:42

The only Aphrodite’s Child album I have is 666, but I have a LOT of Vangelis.

Yanni is shit

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Re: Greece

Postby mentalist (slight return) » 09 Apr 2019, 06:01

Xylouris White. Half Greek, half Australian.

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Re: Greece

Postby Lord Rother » 09 Apr 2019, 06:54

Verbal Delirium and Mother Turtle are 2 very decent prog bands from Greece.

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Re: Greece

Postby fange » 09 Apr 2019, 12:57

WG Kaspar wrote:I can't bear see my country dragged into the mud by all the chancers that are mentioned in this thread.
You want to know the real Greece?






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Re: Greece

Postby fange » 09 Apr 2019, 13:11

Count Machuki wrote:
WG Kaspar wrote:They're shit


I'd probably be sick to death of that rebetika/laiko stuff, too, if I lived there. Folks in other country have the advantage of that kind of music not being shoved at us since birth.

Correct weight. Kids who grew up in Greece, or even in traditional Greek families in other countries, are very often fed up with their parents'traditional (as in pre-80s) music. But the fact remains that there was some glorious music written and recorded.

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Re: Greece

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Re: Greece

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Re: Greece

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Re: Greece

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