The Great Sophomore Albums...?

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Re: The Great Sophomore Albums...?

Postby ChrisB » 25 May 2024, 12:10

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ChrisB wrote:"Kimono my house" Sparks



their third


Originally released under name HalfNelson, then changed to Sparks to cash in or their success, so I'm classing "Woofer" as their first

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Postby naughty boy » 25 May 2024, 15:57

ah! ok
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Re: The Great Sophomore Albums...?

Postby C » 25 May 2024, 16:18

naughty boy wrote:ah!


oooof John

oooof!




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Jazz generally does have a tune but they don’t necessarily play it to you.

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Postby naughty boy » 25 May 2024, 18:58

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Matt 'interesting' Wilson wrote:So I went from looking at the "I'm a Man" riff, to showing how the rave up was popular for awhile.

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Re: The Great Sophomore Albums...?

Postby Rorschach » 25 May 2024, 23:21

ChrisB wrote:
naughty boy wrote:
ChrisB wrote:"Kimono my house" Sparks



their third


Originally released under name HalfNelson, then changed to Sparks to cash in or their success, so I'm classing "Woofer" as their first

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That's not what happened. They changed their name to 'Sparks' before the release of Woofer and the first album was rereleased under that name (in 1972) before the second album was released (in 1973). Also, Halfnelson/Sparks and Woofer were both made by the same musicians, whatever the band was called, while Kimono wasn't.
You could vaguely argue that Kimono was the first album of a new band but it seems clear to me that 'Sparks' is the name of whatever band is fronted by the Mael brothers and Kimono was their third album. I can't see any reasonable argument for calling it their second.
Bugger off.

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Postby ChrisB » 26 May 2024, 00:05

Are you really Ron Mael in disguise? No, I bow to your knowledge regarding one of THE great bands. There's film of them in concert on Sky Arts, filmed in Germany a few years ago. Wonderful.

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Postby Rorschach » 26 May 2024, 07:41

ChrisB wrote:Are you really Ron Mael in disguise?

Ha ha!
No, but I was a big fan at the time of Kimono My House and went searching for their earlier music then. Funny how I still remember the basic details (I admit I had to check the finer ones on Wikipedia) but I can't remember the names of ANY new bands I've come across this year.
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Postby Charlie O. » 26 May 2024, 14:38

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Re: The Great Sophomore Albums...?

Postby C » 27 May 2024, 11:37

Good call Chas





How could you lot forget this one:

The Incredible String Band - The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion

Probably their best

Shame on you all





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Jazz generally does have a tune but they don’t necessarily play it to you.

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Postby Tom Waits For No One » 27 May 2024, 11:40

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Re: The Great Sophomore Albums...?

Postby Mike Boom » 27 May 2024, 18:53

Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain - Pavement
Siamese Dream - Smashing Pumpkins
Surrealistic Pillow - Jefferson Airplane
Reckoning - REM

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Re: The Great Sophomore Albums...?

Postby C » 27 May 2024, 20:35

Mike Boom wrote:Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain - Pavement
Siamese Dream - Smashing Pumpkins
Surrealistic Pillow - Jefferson Airplane
Reckoning - REM



I think we’ve had a couple of those

Pavement is a great call




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NMB wrote:I much prefer tuneless twaddle to tuneful twaddle.

Jazz generally does have a tune but they don’t necessarily play it to you.

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Postby Charlie O. » 27 May 2024, 22:23

C wrote:How could you lot forget this one:

The Incredible String Band - The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion

Probably their best

Shame on you all.

I know I thought of it earlier. Must be your “no more than two at a time” stipulation that caused it to fall through the cracks.

But double-shame on me for neglecting a MAJOR album in my personal development:

Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
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Re: The Great Sophomore Albums...?

Postby J » 28 May 2024, 00:42

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Postby Darkness_Fish » 28 May 2024, 09:20

C wrote:The Incredible String Band - The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion

Probably their best

Shame on you all

Although it's a great album, it's not up there with Hangman or Wee Tam, so I discounted it on the basis of it not being absolutely top-tier.
Like fast-moving clouds casting shadows against a hillside, the melody-loop shuddered with a sense of the sublime, the awful unknowable majesty of the world.

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Postby ChrisB » 28 May 2024, 09:44

J wrote:Image
The Teardrop Explodes - "Wilder"


Such a great band. I know we've got solo Cope, just wish they had lasted a few more years

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Postby C » 28 May 2024, 10:50

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Yes an excellent band Chris - I saw them once they were excellent

I assume you have this lad...?

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Everybody Wants to Shag... The Teardrop Explodes was their third and final studio album. When the band reconvened to record their third album, they were reduced to the trio of Cope, Dwyer and a reinstated Balfe.
Tensions were high – Cope wanted to write ballads and quirky pop songs, while Balfe was more interested in recording synth-based dance music. Cope eventually dissolved the band in the middle of the sessions. The material was later released in 1990. Cope re-recorded "Metranil Vavin" and "Pussyface" for his solo album World Shut Your Mouth. After release in 1990, some journalists commented that the music, recorded in 1982, seemed to prefigure the acid house boom at the end of the 1980s, with quirky keyboards, sound effects and odd rhythm tracks.





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NMB wrote:I much prefer tuneless twaddle to tuneful twaddle.

Jazz generally does have a tune but they don’t necessarily play it to you.

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Postby ConnyOlivetti » 28 May 2024, 11:54

So, no one agrees with these suggestions? Strange!

Pink Floyd - A Soucerful of secrets
Magazine - Seconhand daylight

Harmonia - Deluxe

Can - Tago Mago
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Re: The Great Sophomore Albums...?

Postby C » 28 May 2024, 12:14

Charlie O. wrote:
But double-shame on me for neglecting a MAJOR album in my personal development:

Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida


Yes Chas, I thought of that one after the news regarding Doug

Good call - the other side of the record is seminally robust too



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Jazz generally does have a tune but they don’t necessarily play it to you.

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Re: The Great Sophomore Albums...?

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 28 May 2024, 12:42

ConnyOlivetti wrote:So, no one agrees with these suggestions? Strange!
Magazine - Seconhand daylight


Big tick from me for that one.
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