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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby Charlie O. » 28 Dec 2020, 17:31

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Caravan

The same can't be said for Caravan's rather pedestrian debut. A tepid effort, they would get better immediately after this. Still, it does contain my fave song by them, "Place of My Own," and "Love Song with Flute" passes muster.

I felt exactly the same when I first heard it (and I was especially disappointed as I'd waited years for the opportunity - unlike the others, this one was almost impossible to find at one time), but it grew on me in a big way - probably my favorite, now!
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Postby C » 28 Dec 2020, 17:50

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Have you tried Camel yet Matt?

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Yeah, I reviewed their first four albums right on this thread this year.


Oh yes, I recall now

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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 29 Dec 2020, 16:35

Always on the lookout for new music I popped into progressiveears.com recently and they have a thread for people to nominate their favourite release of 2020. Just what I was hoping for...

Except (although Wobbler, Motorpsycho and Pendragon did feature) most of it is avant garde jazz fusion. Tried a couple but as expected not my bag at all.

AKA Moon - Opus 111

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Le Grand Sbam - Furvent

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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby C » 29 Dec 2020, 16:52

Bob, a sincere question mate:

You listen to tons/tonnes of new albums/bands a week

How on earth do you get to assimilate them and actually decide how robust the material is?

When I was buying new stuff, and I admit that was about 25 years ago, it was essential that I listened to an album half a dozen times before I felt 'qualified' to pass an opinion or make a judgement.

I still play albums that I bought 50 plus years ago and discover something new

For me, there are just not enough hours in the day to play all my old stuff let alone any modern post 90s material





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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 30 Dec 2020, 09:54

C wrote:Bob, a sincere question mate:

You listen to tons/tonnes of new albums/bands a week

How on earth do you get to assimilate them and actually decide how robust the material is?

When I was buying new stuff, and I admit that was about 25 years ago, it was essential that I listened to an album half a dozen times before I felt 'qualified' to pass an opinion or make a judgement.

I still play albums that I bought 50 plus years ago and discover something new

For me, there are just not enough hours in the day to play all my old stuff let alone any modern post 90s material

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Not really tonnes - possibly 5 or 6 in an average week, but I’ve not checked on numbers.

If it appeals on 1st listen I’ll stick it on one of a couple of rotation playlists - one for bands I don’t know well, another for those I am more familiar with. I will then work through those playlists playing for a 2nd and 3rd time, and sometimes on shuffle.

If they make a mark I will transfer them to one of 2 more permanent playlists that I can return to at anytime; one for stuff I really like, the other for albums I quite enjoyed and would like to hear again sometime but am not totally invested in. The others I will discard and replenish with more new stuff on a rolling basis.

If I was buying the albums I would definitely give more than 2 or 3 listens to make my mind up and I totally get that I will be missing out on great albums that just don’t fully click on 2 or 3 plays, but then with loads of new albums and artists to listen to every week I can live with that. The pleasure in discovering new music outweighs those potential “losses”.

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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby C » 30 Dec 2020, 12:54

Lord Rother wrote:
C wrote:Bob, a sincere question mate:

You listen to tons/tonnes of new albums/bands a week

How on earth do you get to assimilate them and actually decide how robust the material is?

When I was buying new stuff, and I admit that was about 25 years ago, it was essential that I listened to an album half a dozen times before I felt 'qualified' to pass an opinion or make a judgement.

I still play albums that I bought 50 plus years ago and discover something new

For me, there are just not enough hours in the day to play all my old stuff let alone any modern post 90s material

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Not really tonnes - possibly 5 or 6 in an average week, but I’ve not checked on numbers.

If it appeals on 1st listen I’ll stick it on one of a couple of rotation playlists - one for bands I don’t know well, another for those I am more familiar with. I will then work through those playlists playing for a 2nd and 3rd time, and sometimes on shuffle.

If they make a mark I will transfer them to one of 2 more permanent playlists that I can return to at anytime; one for stuff I really like, the other for albums I quite enjoyed and would like to hear again sometime but am not totally invested in. The others I will discard and replenish with more new stuff on a rolling basis.

If I was buying the albums I would definitely give more than 2 or 3 listens to make my mind up and I totally get that I will be missing out on great albums that just don’t fully click on 2 or 3 plays, but then with loads of new albums and artists to listen to every week I can live with that. The pleasure in discovering new music outweighs those potential “losses”.


Thanks Bob- all good points, well made...

...and a comprehensive system too!





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Re: REAP CORNER

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Underground/Psychedelia


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Postby robertff » 30 Dec 2020, 17:53

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Superb album.


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Ditto


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Brilliant album - one of my all time favourites.


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Another great album.



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Postby C » 30 Dec 2020, 19:35

robertff wrote:WP


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Superb album.


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Ditto




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Aren't they just?

A great line-up with Mayall.

Rob - are you familiar with Keef's third - it's going to be rereleased next week [£9.99]

The Time is Near

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Very robust





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Postby robertff » 30 Dec 2020, 19:38

C wrote:
robertff wrote:WP


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Superb album.


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Ditto




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Aren't they just?

A great line-up with Mayall.

Rob - are you familiar with Keef's third - it's going to be rereleased next week [£9.99]

The Time is Near

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Already got it C.


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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby C » 30 Dec 2020, 20:37

robertff wrote:
C wrote:
robertff wrote:

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Ditto




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Aren't they just?

A great line-up with Mayall.

Rob - are you familiar with Keef's third - it's going to be rereleased next week [£9.99]

The Time is Near

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Already got it C.


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it's Fine album.

No Spit but Miller does a decent job.

Hence more brass which I love.

It's probably better than the second one - just







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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby robertff » 31 Dec 2020, 11:58

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Postby slightbreeze » 31 Dec 2020, 12:10

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War on drugs : Live Drugs

Fabulous live album by a fabulous band

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Postby robertff » 31 Dec 2020, 14:22

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This hasn't been out for a while.



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Postby C » 31 Dec 2020, 14:24

robertff wrote:NP


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This is a really good album.

I saw them at the time of the release of this album - Dagenham Roundhouse.

They were very good

And very heavy!




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Postby C » 31 Dec 2020, 14:26

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This hasn't been out for a while.



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Yes, my schoolmate Johnny Winter had this album.

Jerry Goodman on the cover [of Flock, later to be in Mahavishnu Orchestra]

Rob, do you think, in general, that the UK samplers are better than the USA ones?

I certainly do

[Do you remember the Gutbucket series....?]

Johnny had Son of Gutbucket I think...



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Postby robertff » 31 Dec 2020, 16:37

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Haven’t played this for as long as I can remember.



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Postby slightbreeze » 31 Dec 2020, 17:40

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This hasn't been out for a while.






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My first introduction to Laura Nyro......Gibsom Street. Astonishing. Certainly some filler on it, but at least a dozen first rate tracks

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Postby slightbreeze » 31 Dec 2020, 17:45

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Rob - are you familiar with Keef's third - it's going to be rereleased next week [£9.99]

The Time is Near

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Very robust





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My first Keef album....bought on the strength of the cover. No idea what the music was going to be like. Reckless youth, eh? Very good album, but not his best

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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby robertff » 01 Jan 2021, 12:51

C wrote:
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This hasn't been out for a while.



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Rob, do you think, in general, that the UK samplers are better than the USA ones?

I certainly do

[Do you remember the Gutbucket series....?]

Johnny had Son of Gutbucket I think...


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Got an album by Flock somewhere, might just dig it out.

I think I would agree about the UK v US samplers, generally the UK ones always seemed to have more I liked on them by better bands. I haven’t got the Gutbucket ones, did want to buy them second hand but the covers were always in a state, that plastic inner lining was just rubbish, always badly damaged. Must confess it was a US one though that got me into the Captain - Gimme Dat Harp Boy it was - loved it straight away.

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