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Re: Random Music stuff thread.

Postby Dr. Baron » 09 Jun 2020, 14:51

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Re: Random Music stuff thread.

Postby Minnie the Minx » 19 Jun 2020, 19:37

FUCKING HELL
I just heard MFSB ‘Love Is The Message’ for the first time.
So you know why I’m saying fucking hell!
I had no idea.
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Re: Random Music stuff thread.

Postby Charlie O. » 03 Aug 2020, 03:17

Today I heard, for the first time, the original recording of "Handy Man" - later a hit for Jimmy Jones and, much later, James Taylor. It's quite different from either of those.





I noticed the songwriter credit Charles Merenstein on the label and wondered if he was any relation to Lewis Merenstein, who produced Astral Weeks, Moondance, Vintage Violence and many others (and, according to some sources, was the recording engineer on The Stooges!). After many seconds of Wiki sleuthing I determined that, yes indeed, Charles was Lewis' uncle; furthermore that Bess Berman (née Merenstein), founder of Apollo Records, was Lewis' aunt.
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Re: Random Music stuff thread.

Postby Dr. Baron » 10 Aug 2020, 18:41

RIP Bobby, owner of Sundance Records and Tapes, and my boss for five fun years in my life. He was everywhere---he snuck into Jimi Hendrix's hotel room in Fort Worth when he was a young teenager and hung out with the band for awhile. Later, he became friends with Steve Marriott (among many others) in Marriott's last years. But most importantly, he ran record store in a college town that had heavy (good) vibes for over 30 years. For a time, it was the oldest indie shop in Texas. During my time there, I was exposed to a lot of things that are at my core now. There's a lot more to say, but this says enough . . .

https://preview.houstonchronicle.com/mu ... s-15467072
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Re: Random Music stuff thread.

Postby Charlie O. » 04 Sep 2020, 08:20

I'm really missing Richard zoomboogity this evening.

The last PM conversation I had with him started with a friendly disagreement about the relative merits of Lothar And The Hand People albums - I'm a Space Hymn man, whereas he favored their debut - and gradually perambulated into a lively discussion about unlikely (if not necessarily meaningful) musical connections and coincidences.

Last night I heard for the first time the original versions of "Leaning On A Lamp-Post" by Val Rosing and George Formby (respectively), from the 1937 film Feather Your Nest (a song I've known almost literally all my life by Herman's Hermits).

Tonight I was looking at my UK vinyl copy of Space Hymn and noticed for the first time that Lothar's British music publisher was Noel Gay Music. Noel Gay wrote "Leaning On A Lamp-Post".

There's more: on Preludin there's a new "Stevie Wonder vs. Curtis Mayfield" thread. There are Lothar connections to both: their first album was produced by Robert Margouleff, who contributed mightily to Stevie's classic early-'70s run, and Lothar's drummer Tom Flye engineered Curtis' early solo albums.

This shit would have totally made Richard's day.
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Re: Random Music stuff thread.

Postby kath » 14 Sep 2020, 11:29

i was just listenin to layla, the track... and i've only NOW just noticed that the lovely coda at the end, whatever people call that section... it kicks in *before* the halfway point in a seven minute track, it makes up the bulk of the track.

how could i have gone thru 567 years listenin to this track and never notice that. how?

... do you people tell me NOTHING????

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Re: Random Music stuff thread.

Postby Mike Boom » 14 Sep 2020, 14:18

kath wrote:i was just listenin to layla, the track... and i've only NOW just noticed that the lovely coda at the end, whatever people call that section... it kicks in *before* the halfway point in a seven minute track, it makes up the bulk of the track.

how could i have gone thru 567 years listenin to this track and never notice that. how?

... do you people tell me NOTHING????


... in which Duane steals the show with that glorious slide solo , I DO love me a great slide solo (see just about any solo Beatle George ever played on slide guitar).

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Re: Random Music stuff thread.

Postby kath » 14 Sep 2020, 16:42

Mike Boom wrote:
kath wrote:i was just listenin to layla, the track... and i've only NOW just noticed that the lovely coda at the end, whatever people call that section... it kicks in *before* the halfway point in a seven minute track, it makes up the bulk of the track.

how could i have gone thru 567 years listenin to this track and never notice that. how?

... do you people tell me NOTHING????


... in which Duane steals the show with that glorious slide solo , I DO love me a great slide solo (see just about any solo Beatle George ever played on slide guitar).


yes indeed. and i love me some duane.

i can't decide why i never realized the time balance of each part on the track. maybe the front part is just such a classic rock monster that it made me think it took up most of the time. but the last part is what i always loved the most. i think it's beautiful. so maybe that part flewwwww by more for me. who knows. maybe it was all that acid in the summer of 77. a mystery.

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Re: Random Music stuff thread.

Postby Minnie the Minx » 15 Sep 2020, 14:32



I’ve been won over by this track which initially drove me nuts because I have a real dislike of the style of singing which entails only pronouncing three quarters of each word.
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Re: Random Music stuff thread.

Postby Minnie the Minx » 17 Sep 2020, 18:45

I just played Jenny Ondioline really loud through headphones and it made me so excited I now feel a bit sick!
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Re: Random Music stuff thread.

Postby Minnie the Minx » 22 Sep 2020, 12:25

I heard a record so bad on the radio on my work commute this morning that I had to stop the car to look at the playlist to see who it was. ‘ My Morning Jacket’. Fucking hell.

While we’re at it, when did Tame Impala turn into Scritti Politti?
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Re: Random Music stuff thread.

Postby jimboo » 22 Sep 2020, 16:23

I love my morning jacket.
Tame impala must have got better then? I fucking hate scritti politti. Right up there with the Dan and Prefab Sprout for insipid dross.
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