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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby C » 17 Oct 2021, 17:27

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Fabulous cover design. Vocals make it sound like Caravan.

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Same vocalist - Richard Sinclair.

Very distinctive voice and the lad gets around a bit - Camel too







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Marvellously moving music




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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby robertff » 17 Oct 2021, 19:22

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Fabulous cover design. Vocals make it sound like Caravan.

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Same vocalist - Richard Sinclair.

Very distinctive voice and the lad gets around a bit - Camel too





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Marvellously moving music



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Re: Richard Sinclair, not very keen on his voice, one of the reasons I’m not over fond of Caravan. Too smooth, lacking in soul.



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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby robertff » 17 Oct 2021, 19:35

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Now Rog had a voice - a brilliant voice.


Some might suggest Family teetered on prog, there were signs.


Shame things went south with Streetwalkers


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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 17 Oct 2021, 21:04

The new one from Mostly Autumn.

Pretty much follows the usual formulae, but that works just fine for me.

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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby C » 17 Oct 2021, 21:59

robertff wrote:NP


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Now Rog had a voice - a brilliant voice.


Some might suggest Family teetered on prog, there were signs.


Shame things went south with Streetwalkers


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Agreed

A fantastic album - my fave of theirs

Richard Branson himself sold me my copy in the Oxford Street Virgin shop above the shoe shop




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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby slightbreeze » 17 Oct 2021, 23:52

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Shame things went south with Streetwalkers


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Unbelievable that a brilliant guitarist and a unique vocalist could produce such adequacy at best :(

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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby robertff » 18 Oct 2021, 07:30

slightbreeze wrote:
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Shame things went south with Streetwalkers


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Unbelievable that a brilliant guitarist and a unique vocalist could produce such adequacy at best :(




I guess they were trying to join in with the heavier blues-rock scene that had gained some degree of prevalence at the time, a bit like Humble Pie and like HP, shame they forgot the tunes.


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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 18 Oct 2021, 09:16

Live in 1970.

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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby robertff » 18 Oct 2021, 11:11

robertff wrote:
slightbreeze wrote:
robertff wrote:

Shame things went south with Streetwalkers


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Unbelievable that a brilliant guitarist and a unique vocalist could produce such adequacy at best :(




I guess they were trying to join in with the heavier blues-rock scene that had gained some degree of prevalence at the time, a bit like Humble Pie and, like HP, shame they forgot the tunes.


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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby robertff » 18 Oct 2021, 17:00

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First time I heard this album was at Steve Girl’s house, who played with Babe Ruth and Wild Turkey for a while. He was a friend of mine at the college I went to, along with his best friend Gary Fletcher of the Blues Band



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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby C » 18 Oct 2021, 17:57

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First time I heard this album was at Steve Girl’s house, who played with Babe Ruth and Wild Turkey for a while. He was a friend of mine at the college I went to, along with his best friend Gary Fletcher of the Blues Band



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An excellent record.

Steve Gurl - yes I remember the name from Babe Ruth







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The great Ronnie on vocals

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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby robertff » 18 Oct 2021, 19:31

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Pretty good 'live' album.

They had some great songs and produced a few really good albums over a period, Jailbreak has always been favourite. Melodic hard rock.


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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby John_K » 19 Oct 2021, 00:06

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robertff wrote:
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Fabulous cover design. Vocals make it sound like Caravan.

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Same vocalist - Richard Sinclair.

Very distinctive voice and the lad gets around a bit - Camel too







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Marvellously moving music




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Two beautiful covers, the Hatfield possibly shading it for the one I'd frame. My Rock Bottom is on CD, so sadly not that cover, but I'll acquire a copy of that one someday...

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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby robertff » 20 Oct 2021, 19:24

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Somebody mention hard rock?

My favourite Zep album and a great AC/DC album. Never beeen that keen on the Brian Johnson era but Bon Scott had a great voice.




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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby C » 21 Oct 2021, 09:25

This is a treat.

Soft Machine with Percy Jones on bass. Introduction by Spike Milligan.

Ric Sanders violin/keyboards

I haven't seen it before - delightful






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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby robertff » 21 Oct 2021, 13:39

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The forgotten band of prog?


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Broad church. They have been a pretty progressive little outfit



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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby Matt Wilson » 22 Oct 2021, 02:44

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Return of Forever - Romantic Warrior 1976
Proper fusion, with more than a hint of prog. I'll bet most of you would love it.
it's weird how carlsson has managed to get wilson over a barrel and then persuade him to let the rest of the PROG goons perform anal chugs on him in said position.

my point is that wilson has sold his arse cheaply. it's embarrassing to read.

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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby mudshark » 22 Oct 2021, 05:04

I've had a love/hate relationship with Return To Forever ever since I rented their first album in '74 or so. I really liked that album. I guess it's more standard jazz compared to what came after. When Romantic Warrior came out Fusion was the big thing and I liked the virtuosity, especially that of Al Di Meola (ladies & gentlemen) who around the same time produced two very nice solo albums (Elegant Gipsy and another one). But after a few listens I started to dislike it for its pompousness and 'cold' sound. I guess it had everything to do with me getting hold of Leave Home, Radio Ethiopia, The Clash, etc. I got rid of the vinyl. Fast forward to the early 90's. Friend of mine puts it on during a party and I loved it. Got me the CD soon after and enjoyed listening to it a couple of times. Of course, soon I got fed up with it again. Haven't played it this century and I don't think I will ever again. I have played and will play the first album, Light as a Feather and the first 2 Di Meola albums at times. Just remembered: I lost my love for fusion in 76/77 but I bought Heavy Weather when it come out in 1977 and have loved it ever since. That's one of the few albums punk couldn't defeat, for me. Excuse me my ramblings; the wife is watching a shit-show and it's too early to hit the sack.
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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby robertff » 22 Oct 2021, 18:49

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Broad church - nice album.



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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby C » 22 Oct 2021, 18:55

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Broad church - nice album.



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The Faust Tapes [original UK cover]

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I love this album.

Released on Virgin it was a bit of a marketing gimmick because it was sold dirt cheap - 49p I think - the price of a single. Still, clever, because it sold tens of thousands of copies even the majority of those that bought it had no idea what they were buying. It certainly exposed Faust to the British market





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DarknessFish wrote:Rother's picture quiz is cool, but I'm losing the will when you end up trying to guess albums by The Pineapple Thief.

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