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Re: Lord Rother’s One a Day

Postby Lord Rother » 22 Oct 2021, 07:17

The closing track from the new album.


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Re: Lord Rother’s One a Day

Postby Lord Rother » 23 Oct 2021, 21:37

Transport Aerian - Falling 20

I suspect nobody has heard of this Belgian band but I entered a track of theirs a few years ago in a Prog Cup and only just lost the round IIRC.

This is from their new album and is excellent.


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Re: Lord Rother’s One a Day

Postby Lord Rother » 25 Oct 2021, 21:55

Never fails to hit the spot this one.


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Re: Lord Rother’s One a Day

Postby Lord Rother » 26 Oct 2021, 13:23

Out of interest, I have listened to a total of 1,312 artists in 2021 so far (by number of tracks played).

This is the Top 40.

1 The Beatles
2 Electric Light Orchestra
3 Bob Dylan
4 Big Big Train
5 The Dear Hunter
6 John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers
7 Sylvan
8 Yes
9 Elton John
10 Sonus Umbra
11 Mostly Autumn
12 Anathema
13 Leprous
14 Wishbone Ash
15 Genesis
16 Ludwig van Beethoven
17 The Besnard Lakes
18 Neal Morse
19 Steven Wilson
20 Camel
21 John Grant
22 Robert Schumann
23 Sigur Rós
24 Bruce Springsteen
25 Silhouette
26 The Flower Kings
27 Gazpacho
28 Motorpsycho
29 Porcupine Tree
30 Riverside
31 Steve Hackett
32 Public Service Broadcasting
33 Quicksilver Messenger Service
34 Franz Joseph Haydn
35 Wolf People
36 Jump
37 Glass Hammer
38 Blacksmith Tales
39 Bubble Puppy
40 Caspian

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Re: Lord Rother’s One a Day

Postby robertff » 26 Oct 2021, 14:53

Lord Rother wrote:Never fails to hit the spot this one.





Great band, though generally not recognised here.



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Re: Lord Rother’s One a Day

Postby robertff » 26 Oct 2021, 14:56

Lord Rother wrote:Out of interest, I have listened to a total of 1,312 artists in 2021 so far (by number of tracks played).

This is the Top 40.

1 The Beatles
2 Electric Light Orchestra
3 Bob Dylan
4 Big Big Train
5 The Dear Hunter
6 John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers
7 Sylvan
8 Yes
9 Elton John
10 Sonus Umbra
11 Mostly Autumn
12 Anathema
13 Leprous
14 Wishbone Ash
15 Genesis
16 Ludwig van Beethoven
17 The Besnard Lakes
18 Neal Morse
19 Steven Wilson
20 Camel
21 John Grant
22 Robert Schumann
23 Sigur Rós
24 Bruce Springsteen
25 Silhouette
26 The Flower Kings
27 Gazpacho
28 Motorpsycho
29 Porcupine Tree
30 Riverside
31 Steve Hackett
32 Public Service Broadcasting
33 Quicksilver Messenger Service
34 Franz Joseph Haydn
35 Wolf People
36 Jump
37 Glass Hammer
38 Blacksmith Tales
39 Bubble Puppy
40 Caspian



Amazed to see John Mayall and ELO there in the top 10 Lord - didn’t have you down as a fan, or is that another conversation I’ve forgotten about?



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Re: Lord Rother’s One a Day

Postby Lord Rother » 26 Oct 2021, 17:46

robertff wrote:
Lord Rother wrote:Out of interest, I have listened to a total of 1,312 artists in 2021 so far (by number of tracks played).

This is the Top 40.

1 The Beatles
2 Electric Light Orchestra
3 Bob Dylan
4 Big Big Train
5 The Dear Hunter
6 John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers
7 Sylvan
8 Yes
9 Elton John
10 Sonus Umbra
11 Mostly Autumn
12 Anathema
13 Leprous
14 Wishbone Ash
15 Genesis
16 Ludwig van Beethoven
17 The Besnard Lakes
18 Neal Morse
19 Steven Wilson
20 Camel
21 John Grant
22 Robert Schumann
23 Sigur Rós
24 Bruce Springsteen
25 Silhouette
26 The Flower Kings
27 Gazpacho
28 Motorpsycho
29 Porcupine Tree
30 Riverside
31 Steve Hackett
32 Public Service Broadcasting
33 Quicksilver Messenger Service
34 Franz Joseph Haydn
35 Wolf People
36 Jump
37 Glass Hammer
38 Blacksmith Tales
39 Bubble Puppy
40 Caspian



Amazed to see John Mayall and ELO there in the top 10 Lord - didn’t have you down as a fan, or is that another conversation I’ve forgotten about?



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:D If you have forgotten, then so have I.

Not a great fan of Mayall but I like him well enough. I just decided to have a couple of days where I blasted through about 10 albums as I fancied some blues guitar. That pushed the play count up. (Same reason Dylan is so high - again, not a big fan really.)

And ELO yes, I'm a fan. Some days I just want some familiar easy on the ear tunes and they fit the bill very nicely.
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Re: Lord Rother’s One a Day

Postby Lord Rother » 26 Oct 2021, 17:48

robertff wrote:
Lord Rother wrote:Never fails to hit the spot this one.





Great band, though generally not recognised here.



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This afternoon I've played OK Computer, The Bends and Kid A so they should be higher now... (still don't get Kid A - largely tuneless twaddle disappearing up their own rears on that one. If you're looking for a route into Radiohead for C, Kid A is definitely the one.)

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Re: Lord Rother’s One a Day

Postby robertff » 26 Oct 2021, 18:59

Lord Rother wrote:
robertff wrote:
Lord Rother wrote:Never fails to hit the spot this one.





Great band, though generally not recognised here.



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This afternoon I've played OK Computer, The Bends and Kid A so they should be higher now... (still don't get Kid A - largely tuneless twaddle disappearing up their own rears on that one. If you're looking for a route into Radiohead for C, Kid A is definitely the one.)




Probably a lost cause I think my friend. :D


Think I've got all Radiohead's albums, they're always an instant purchase when they release something.



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Re: Lord Rother’s One a Day

Postby Hightea » 26 Oct 2021, 19:34

Lord Rother wrote:
robertff wrote:
Lord Rother wrote:Never fails to hit the spot this one.





Great band, though generally not recognised here.



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This afternoon I've played OK Computer, The Bends and Kid A so they should be higher now... (still don't get Kid A - largely tuneless twaddle disappearing up their own rears on that one. If you're looking for a route into Radiohead for C, Kid A is definitely the one.)


Radiohead are a tricky listen. They changed so much between The Bends and Kid A and then changed once again after that.
I've got all their albums and listen to just about all of it but they aren't a band that I can shuffle their entire catalog something I do with plenty of other bands. Depends what you like of them. My brother who I believe turned me onto them hates everything except a few songs off of The Bends and Ok Computer. He considers Kid A awful and hasn't liked anything else.

With me The Bends thru In Rainbows are all strong but each album is quite different except maybe Kid A and Amnesiac. I originally considered The Bends their best album but today its OK Computer. The Bends is guitar driven, OK Computer is a mix of guitar driven and electronic. By Kid A they had stripped down there raw guitar sound and fell into a mix of electronica and textured styles, beats and various instrumentals.

I don't think you can start with Kid A and think just listening to that album will make you like them. Radiohead have to be listened in order (except you can skip the first album) .

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Re: Lord Rother’s One a Day

Postby robertff » 26 Oct 2021, 19:51

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Think this is a pretty good intro for anyone not familiar with any of their music.


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Re: Lord Rother’s One a Day

Postby C » 26 Oct 2021, 22:11

Lord Rother wrote:Out of interest, I have listened to a total of 1,312 artists in 2021 so far (by number of tracks played).

This is the Top 40.


Just considering the top 20 - that's impressive

6 John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers
8 Yes
14 Wishbone Ash
15 Genesis
20 Camel

Did you play these two Mayall albums Bob:

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They often slip through the net but are very robust




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Re: Lord Rother’s One a Day

Postby Lord Rother » 27 Oct 2021, 07:03

C wrote:
Lord Rother wrote:Out of interest, I have listened to a total of 1,312 artists in 2021 so far (by number of tracks played).

This is the Top 40.


Just considering the top 20 - that's impressive

6 John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers
8 Yes
14 Wishbone Ash
15 Genesis
20 Camel

Did you play these two Mayall albums Bob:

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They often slip through the net but are very robust




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I played:

Bluesbreakers
A Hard Road
Padlock on The Blues
Blues for The Lost Days
Crusade
Spinning Coin
Chicago Line
Bluesbreaker

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Re: Lord Rother’s One a Day

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Re: Lord Rother’s One a Day

Postby Rorschach » 27 Oct 2021, 07:32

Lord Rother wrote:Never fails to hit the spot this one.



I love the whole album. Definitely my favourite Radiohead record.

The one thing that annoys me is the title. Of course they're 'fake' if they're 'plastic'!
Bugger off.

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Re: Lord Rother’s One a Day

Postby robertff » 27 Oct 2021, 08:23

Lord Rother wrote:
I played:

Bluesbreakers
A Hard Road
Padlock on The Blues
Blues for The Lost Days
Crusade
Spinning Coin
Chicago Line
Bluesbreaker




I'm assuming you have got/or know Bare Wires and Laurel Canyon, without doubt, to my ears anyway, Mayall's two best albums?


Interestingly, I saw Bare Wires listed in the top 100 prog albums somewhere recently - well it does have a side long suite.


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Re: Lord Rother’s One a Day

Postby Lord Rother » 27 Oct 2021, 12:13

robertff wrote:
Lord Rother wrote:
I played:

Bluesbreakers
A Hard Road
Padlock on The Blues
Blues for The Lost Days
Crusade
Spinning Coin
Chicago Line
Bluesbreaker




I'm assuming you have got/or know Bare Wires and Laurel Canyon, without doubt, to my ears anyway, Mayall's two best albums?


Interestingly, I saw Bare Wires listed in the top 100 prog albums somewhere recently - well it does have a side long suite.


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No, but I will check them out while burning through my spreadsheets. :D

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Re: Lord Rother’s One a Day

Postby robertff » 27 Oct 2021, 12:23

Lord Rother wrote:
robertff wrote:
Lord Rother wrote:
I played:

Bluesbreakers
A Hard Road
Padlock on The Blues
Blues for The Lost Days
Crusade
Spinning Coin
Chicago Line
Bluesbreaker




I'm assuming you have got/or know Bare Wires and Laurel Canyon, without doubt, to my ears anyway, Mayall's two best albums?


Interestingly, I saw Bare Wires listed in the top 100 prog albums somewhere recently - well it does have a side long suite.


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No, but I will check them out while burning through my spreadsheets. :D





You are in for a treat then Lord. I saw Mayall during his tours for both of these albums and the gig for Laurel Canyon was one of the first best I ever went to - Mick Taylor was on fire that night.




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Re: Lord Rother’s One a Day

Postby Lord Rother » 27 Oct 2021, 16:32

Bare Wires doesn't seem to be on Spotify, but I've added Blues From Laurel Canyon to my driving home playlist.

Ah, just found it but only 3 tracks are available....

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Re: Lord Rother’s One a Day

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