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Re: Lord Rother’s One a Day

Postby Neige » 09 Nov 2023, 11:49

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Oh, this is one I haven't heard in eons!!

I've bought that album from a bargain bin because of the Gentle Giant connection. For some reason, it wasn't part of the ill-advised great get-rid-of-all-the-obscure-progressive-albums-of-minor-interest-that-simply-aren't-very-good purge I stupidly did in the mid-eighties, so I've still got it.

While the "song" as such sucks (not much of a tune, bland vocals, and Ritchie Francis was a poor songwriter - his solo album is even worse, that I did ditch), the instrumental parts are not without charm.

And I easily made it all the way through (but for the record, Mr. C.: my copy of Titus Groan was never in danger off leaving Neigemont Castle :lol: )
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Re: Lord Rother’s One a Day

Postby Neige » 09 Nov 2023, 12:05

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On paper Zach Condon's approach should be very right up my alley (sprawling multi-instrumentalists with multiple influences, trumpets and accordions galore), but was it the voice? the sometimes chaotic nature? the too-much-of-everything? Somehow it never really clicked.

This is really lovely though. I own the two first Beirut albums, so I'll give them another chance.
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Re: Lord Rother’s One a Day

Postby Neige » 09 Nov 2023, 12:23

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What a ride!

I really enjoyed that - and it's not even derivative claptrap, Carlsson, but recorded in 1973!!
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Re: Lord Rother’s One a Day

Postby Lord Rother » 10 Nov 2023, 21:47

Glad you’ve mainly enjoyed my recent offerings!

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Re: Lord Rother’s One a Day

Postby Neige » 11 Nov 2023, 06:42

Only The Cure made me go meh. I "don't mind" them as a rule.

But keep'em coming, LR!!
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Re: Lord Rother’s One a Day

Postby Lord Rother » 11 Nov 2023, 09:45

Lee Abraham is an artist I love - quite prolific, always melodic, most songs feature a cracking guitar solo (or 2). Often utilises vocals from the excellent Marc Atkinson as does this track.


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Re: Lord Rother’s One a Day

Postby Lord Rother » 15 Nov 2023, 09:51

Heaven - Song For Chaos

Portsmouth band formed in 1968. Taken from their only album, Brass Rock 1, released in 1971.


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Re: Lord Rother’s One a Day

Postby Lord Rother » 17 Nov 2023, 10:45

Released in 1977 when Slade were pretty much at their nadir. Reached No 48 in the chart, but is a bit of an undervalued gem in their discography imo.


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Re: Lord Rother’s One a Day

Postby C » 17 Nov 2023, 10:59

Lord Rother wrote:Heaven - Song For Chaos

Portsmouth band formed in 1968. Taken from their only album, Brass Rock 1, released in 1971.



Excellent!

Rivals to Blood Sweat & Tears, Chicago and of course the magnificent if.

Wonderful music




[I'll pass on Slade Bob - not my cup of darjeeling...]





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Re: Lord Rother’s One a Day

Postby Lord Rother » 22 Nov 2023, 14:33

AYWKUBTTOD - Sound of The Silk


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Re: Lord Rother’s One a Day

Postby C » 22 Nov 2023, 14:44

Neige wrote:
Lord Rother wrote:



What a ride!

I really enjoyed that - and it's not even derivative claptrap, Carlsson, but recorded in 1973!!


This track is from AttosecondO, as the cover image indicates, which was recorded and released in 2012

They only made one album, in 1973, and split up during the making of their second soon after.

They reformed in 2010 and released a live album/DVD - Live in Bloom

AttosecondO, is not the complete original line-up but Pietro Pellegrini (keyboards) and Guido Wassermann (guitar) are present from the seventies incarnation.

I have their first eponymous album - very robust

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Re: Lord Rother’s One a Day

Postby Lord Rother » 30 Nov 2023, 14:19


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Re: Lord Rother’s One a Day

Postby Lord Rother » 14 Dec 2023, 14:50

Just about as good as music can possibly get.



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