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Re: Phil May RIP

Postby Diamond Dog » 17 May 2020, 13:51

I am by no means a 'fan' of Pretty Things but I've become quite infatuated with "Parachute" the past couple of years.

This track is, for me, probably the quintessential switchover from the 60s to the 70s.... the two participants, one wishing to stay in the city and the other wanting to escape to the country. It's a wonderful summation of the difference between Carnaby St and the festival vibe, that certainly happened at the end of the decade. It helps it also has a chord structure to die for.



RIP Phil May.
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Re: Phil May RIP

Postby C » 17 May 2020, 14:35

There will of course be an In Memoriam for the Old Dartfordian.

Parachute is top of the list

Watch this space





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kath wrote:[in my dream] i said, "reap, there is no way we can clear all this shit out in time. our landlord's gonna sue us!"

reap gives me this wicked grin and replies, "not if we play zep."

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Re: Phil May RIP

Postby C » 18 May 2020, 13:26








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kath wrote:[in my dream] i said, "reap, there is no way we can clear all this shit out in time. our landlord's gonna sue us!"

reap gives me this wicked grin and replies, "not if we play zep."

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Re: Phil May RIP

Postby billy » 20 May 2020, 19:36

The Good Mr Square ...
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Re: Phil May RIP

Postby Sam Stone » 21 May 2020, 10:10

Good piece about PM in this morning's Guardian culture pages. As is often the case with these sorts of tributes, the CIF comments beneath the article are every bit as good - if not better - than the write up itself