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The Tourists and Titus Groan...

Postby C » 10 Nov 2020, 13:10

Firstly I played the very splendid eponymous Titus Groan album today - the first time in a long time.

A jazz-tinged, medieval-dabbling and really quite eclectic progressive rock outfit.

I recall burning a copy for my dear friend Slider. I recall his response to this very day: 'it's too robust for me mate'

Thing is what does that old cloth-eared sod know...?

Anyway, the purpose of the thread - what have Titus Groan and The Tourists got in common?

No Googling!

oooof!





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Re: The Tourists and Titus Groan...

Postby The Slider » 10 Nov 2020, 13:34

It is not quite as dreadful as I remember it being
But you'd not play it for fun
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Re: The Tourists and Titus Groan...

Postby robertff » 10 Nov 2020, 14:38

C wrote:Firstly I played the very splendid eponymous Titus Groan album today - the first time in a long time.

A jazz-tinged, medieval-dabbling and really quite eclectic progressive rock outfit.

I recall burning a copy for my dear friend Slider. I recall his response to this very day: 'it's too robust for me mate'

Thing is what does that old cloth-eared sod know...?

Anyway, the purpose of the thread - what have Titus Groan and The Tourists got in common?

No Googling!

oooof!
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You did a copy for me too C. and I really liked it.

So without Googling the answer here are some guesses because I don't know the answer.

a. They both did numbers recorded by Dusty Springfield.
b. They both have the same drummer, bassist, guitarist, singer, female singer, producer, fill in A.N. Other
c. You were at the recording of both of them C.
d. They both produced records on vinyl.
e. Dave Stewart in both groups or Annie Lennox.


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Re: The Tourists and Titus Groan...

Postby soundchaser » 10 Nov 2020, 15:29

What about Curved Air and The Police?

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Postby Walk In My Shadow » 10 Nov 2020, 15:58

soundchaser wrote:What about Curved Air and The Police?



That's Stewart Copeland, innit?
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Postby Walk In My Shadow » 10 Nov 2020, 15:59

Jim Toomey is the link.
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Postby Neige » 10 Nov 2020, 16:03

I know it, what do I win? (bugger, Yves was faster!)

Incidentally, there are 8 acts in my vinyl colleciton between the two (Toad, Jukka Tolonen, Tom Tom Club, Ton Steine Scherben, Toots & the Maytals, Torch Song, David Torn and Peter Tosh)

And I like Titus Groan a lot and I'm perfectly indifferent to the Tourists.
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Re: The Tourists and Titus Groan...

Postby C » 10 Nov 2020, 16:13

Walk In My Shadow wrote:Jim Toomey is the link.


Neige wrote:I know it, what do I win? (bugger, Yves was faster!)

Incidentally, there are 8 acts in my vinyl colleciton between the two (Toad, Jukka Tolonen, Tom Tom Club, Ton Steine Scherben, Toots & the Maytals, Torch Song, David Torn and Peter Tosh)

And I like Titus Groan a lot and I'm perfectly indifferent to the Tourists.


Trust the old foreigners!

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Postby C » 10 Nov 2020, 16:14

robertff wrote:You did a copy for me too C. and I really liked it.

So without Googling the answer here are some guesses because I don't know the answer.

a. They both did numbers recorded by Dusty Springfield.
b. They both have the same drummer, bassist, guitarist, singer, female singer, producer, fill in A.N. Other
c. You were at the recording of both of them C.
d. They both produced records on vinyl.
e. Dave Stewart in both groups or Annie Lennox.


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Good guesses Rob

Good lad

c. is close.....






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Re: The Tourists and Titus Groan...

Postby slightbreeze » 10 Nov 2020, 21:42

But nobody has said he was the drummer in both bands. Therefore, I claim my £5.

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Postby Fonz » 11 Nov 2020, 10:36

Walk In My Shadow wrote:
soundchaser wrote:What about Curved Air and The Police?



That's Stewart Copeland, innit?


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Re: The Tourists and Titus Groan...

Postby soundchaser » 11 Nov 2020, 11:00

No, it is Stewart Copeland. He was drummer on the last Curved Air albums of the 1970s, Midnight Wire and Airborne, which unfortunately, were quite poor. He also married Curved Air vocalist, Sonja Kristina. And then he joined The Police.

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Postby Belle Lettre » 11 Nov 2020, 18:55

Well, I've read the book.. :D
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Postby Fonz » 12 Nov 2020, 07:50

soundchaser wrote:No, it is Stewart Copeland. He was drummer on the last Curved Air albums of the 1970s, Midnight Wire and Airborne, which unfortunately, were quite poor. He also married Curved Air vocalist, Sonja Kristina. And then he joined The Police.


Apologies. You’re absolutely right.

It’s funny, I had a picture in my mind of the members of CA sat on some grass, with Andy Summers in the group.
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Postby soundchaser » 12 Nov 2020, 09:50

Curved Air and Roxy Music/Frank Zappa.

Curved Air and the bogus Fleetwood Mac/Stretch (Why Did You Do It?).

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Re: The Tourists and Titus Groan...

Postby C » 12 Nov 2020, 10:01

soundchaser wrote:Curved Air and Roxy Music/Frank Zappa.


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Re: The Tourists and Titus Groan...

Postby C » 13 Nov 2020, 18:08

Here's an easy one:

Spring and Dire Straits







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