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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, Tuesday 12th May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby John aka Josh » 12 May 2020, 21:15

Rorschach wrote:Ah, ok. Here comes the sitar. Played by the drummer, I believe?




Aye, Richard Hudson.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, Tuesday 12th May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby kath » 12 May 2020, 21:16

John aka Josh wrote:
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John aka Josh wrote:Much as I'm enjoying the banjo, the dulcimer raises the interest even more.


i wish to own a dulcimer.






What you really need is your own music shop so you can just borrow stock.


I'd settle for the ability just one instrument really well (frankly, adequately would be lovely).


ooo ooooo. i'd hafta hire someone who knows what the hell they're doin, though

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, Tuesday 12th May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 12 May 2020, 21:16

The Hangman and the Papist - what a track!

What an organ (oh er missus)

Dave sings this so well -it is his forte





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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, Tuesday 12th May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby John aka Josh » 12 May 2020, 21:16

kath wrote:i rise with the early bird at dawnnnn
to singggg my everluvvin songggg




That line stood out to me too. The harmonies?
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, Tuesday 12th May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby LMG » 12 May 2020, 21:17

Neil Jung wrote:
LMG wrote:Hi C

Love this album


You were a late convert to the band weren’t you Chris? What’s your favourite of theirs?


In 2004 I went to see a Strawbs 'Homecoming' show in Teddington - at the National Physics Laboratory!

It was a tiny gig - Acoustic Strawbs. They did two long sets. After I had a long drink with Dave Cousins and he pointed out everyone who was there from previous lineups.

As I was new to the band, he took me through their history and recent releases, and signed the CDs I brought along, as did the other two - the ones they played on.

My fave is Hero and Heroine, but I love this one playing.

Here are photos of the performance:

http://www.strawbsweb.co.uk/live/0401/ab_tedd.asp

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, Tuesday 12th May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 12 May 2020, 21:17

kath wrote:

I'd settle for the ability just one instrument really well (frankly, adequately would be lovely).



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Tubs JJ

Tubs





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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, Tuesday 12th May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby kath » 12 May 2020, 21:17

i am pleasantly surprised that this youtube version sounds incredibly goooooood. mwhahaha. such a mixed bag around those premises

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, Tuesday 12th May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 12 May 2020, 21:19

kath wrote:i am pleasantly surprised that this youtube version sounds incredibly goooooood. mwhahaha. such a mixed bag around those premises


Even on biscuit tins connected with string would sound great

Bulging fully with music





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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, Tuesday 12th May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby kath » 12 May 2020, 21:19

Carlsson wrote:The Hangman and the Papist - what a track!

What an organ (oh er missus)

Dave sings this so well -it is his forte





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i so love this kinda track. what to call it. militant folk?

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, Tuesday 12th May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 12 May 2020, 21:19

FORGIVE ME GOD WE HANG HIM IN THY NAME!!!


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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, Tuesday 12th May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 12 May 2020, 21:20

Sheep one of my faves on the album

Rick's keyboard solo is a wonderment

Great lyrics too





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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, Tuesday 12th May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby kath » 12 May 2020, 21:20

LMG wrote:
Neil Jung wrote:
LMG wrote:Hi C

Love this album


You were a late convert to the band weren’t you Chris? What’s your favourite of theirs?


In 2004 I went to see a Strawbs 'Homecoming' show in Teddington - at the National Physics Laboratory!

It was a tiny gig - Acoustic Strawbs. They did two long sets. After I had a long drink with Dave Cousins and he pointed out everyone who was there from previous lineups.

As I was new to the band, he took me through their history and recent releases, and signed the CDs I brought along, as did the other two - the ones they played on.

My fave is Hero and Heroine, but I love this one playing.

Here are photos of the performance:

http://www.strawbsweb.co.uk/live/0401/ab_tedd.asp


i'm an even later convert. we did a listen here for hero & heroine, and i was, as they say, blown away by the beauty. then reap pulled a reap (bought multiple cds which we then played into the ground, mwhahaha)

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, Tuesday 12th May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby LMG » 12 May 2020, 21:20

They certainly are a unique band.

There's a real leftfield prog band trying to claw its way out.

Then they lapse back into the folk stuff and it has to go hungry...

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, NOW PLAYING!

Postby C » 12 May 2020, 21:21

The solo always reminds me of the late, great VC

RIP Vince




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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, Tuesday 12th May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby kath » 12 May 2020, 21:21

Carlsson wrote:Sheep one of my faves on the album

Rick's keyboard solo is a wonderment

Great lyrics too





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rick really is justtt riiiiiiight all over this album

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, Tuesday 12th May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby John aka Josh » 12 May 2020, 21:21

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My fave is Hero and Heroine, but I love this one playing.





Probably my favourite too, though Grave New World is up there too. Mind, they have a very good run up to & including Ghosts.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, Tuesday 12th May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby Rorschach » 12 May 2020, 21:22

Carlsson wrote:The Hangman and the Papist - what a track!


Reminds me of The Battle off the first album. I loved that track as a teenaged Lord of the Rings Fan.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, Tuesday 12th May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby Neil Jung » 12 May 2020, 21:22

LMG wrote:
Neil Jung wrote:
LMG wrote:Hi C

Love this album


You were a late convert to the band weren’t you Chris? What’s your favourite of theirs?


In 2004 I went to see a Strawbs 'Homecoming' show in Teddington - at the National Physics Laboratory!

It was a tiny gig - Acoustic Strawbs. They did two long sets. After I had a long drink with Dave Cousins and he pointed out everyone who was there from previous lineups.

As I was new to the band, he took me through their history and recent releases, and signed the CDs I brought along, as did the other two - the ones they played on.

My fave is Hero and Heroine, but I love this one playing.

Here are photos of the performance:

http://www.strawbsweb.co.uk/live/0401/ab_tedd.asp


Nice. I’ll have a look later.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, Tuesday 12th May @ 9pm [UK]

Postby kath » 12 May 2020, 21:23

Rorschach wrote:
Carlsson wrote:The Hangman and the Papist - what a track!


Reminds me of The Battle off the first album. I loved that track as a teenaged Lord of the Rings Fan.


this is me, still. mwhaha

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Strawbs, NOW PLAYING!

Postby Carlisle Wheeling » 12 May 2020, 21:23

I have Sheep in fourth, after the three openers!