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Postby jimjim » 11 Mar 2008, 16:44

Nervous Ned wrote:Steve Howe played on the 1st Lou Reed album (as did Rick Wakeman ... but he played on every recording at this point in time :wink: )


..and that has annoyed me ever since I found that out. :evil:

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Postby northernsky » 12 Mar 2008, 11:09

Charlie O. wrote:
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king feeb wrote:The drummer is pre-National Lampoon/ Saturday Night Live Chevy Chase!


He was pals with Steely Dan wasn't he? Isn't there a rumour that he played drums in an early version of the band?


In Becker & Fagen's liner notes to the current edition of Can't Buy A Thrill, Chase is one of several people cited as having declined an invitation to join. Loudon Wainwright III is another, which is even stranger to me (I mean, it's not as if they were going to let him write for the group!).



Becker produced two albums for China Crisis in the late 80s. Rumours that Fagen was "keen to get a collaboration going" with Fiction Factory never amounted to anything, though.

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Postby Scally Mcgrew » 12 Mar 2008, 12:19

Lenny Henry, singing on a Kate Bush track which also features Prince.
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Postby Mychael » 12 Mar 2008, 12:39

One of Wishbone Ash's guitarists plays on Lennon's "Imagine" album.
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Sea Of Tunes wrote:Steve Albini did the most recent Joanna Newsom album, Ys.
No matter what you think of her voice, the production and arrangements are flawless.


Isn't he the prick who thought calling his band Rapeman was a funny jape?

If so he's still an asshole no matter how good a production he does.


I think he's a little more famous for his bands Big Black and Shellac and for producing The Pixies, PJ Harvey, Nirvana and a slew of others. As well as being an outspoken critic of the music industry and corporate rock.
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Postby The Modernist » 12 Mar 2008, 13:09

king feeb wrote:My friend Chris has an interest in the "Bosstown Sound" bands from the late 60s. He played me a CD-R of this sub-mediocre psych album from 1969, tangentally connected to the Boston scene.


Why did you pick three tracks from it then for the psych mp3 set? :lol:

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The Modernist! wrote:
king feeb wrote:My friend Chris has an interest in the "Bosstown Sound" bands from the late 60s. He played me a CD-R of this sub-mediocre psych album from 1969, tangentally connected to the Boston scene.


Why did you pick three tracks from it then for the psych mp3 set? :lol:


I was able to show him the error of his ways... :lol:
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Charlie O. wrote:
The Modernist! wrote:
king feeb wrote:My friend Chris has an interest in the "Bosstown Sound" bands from the late 60s. He played me a CD-R of this sub-mediocre psych album from 1969, tangentally connected to the Boston scene.


Why did you pick three tracks from it then for the psych mp3 set? :lol:


I was able to show him the error of his ways... :lol:


True. Chris' copy was a CD-R of a cassette tape of a vinyl album. It sounded pretty lifeless and sludgy, as you can imagine. Charlie sent me the remastered CD- and I ended up loving it.

That being said, the first cut is truly wretched and really started me off on the wrong foot with those guys.
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Postby Revolver » 12 Mar 2008, 15:18


Becker produced two albums for China Crisis in the late 80s. Rumours that Fagen was "keen to get a collaboration going" with Fiction Factory never amounted to anything, though.


Off topic slightly, but is the second CC/WB collaboration like the first? I really like Flaunt the Imperfection.

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Becker produced two albums for China Crisis in the late 80s. Rumours that Fagen was "keen to get a collaboration going" with Fiction Factory never amounted to anything, though.


Off topic slightly, but is the second CC/WB collaboration like the first? I really like Flaunt the Imperfection.

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Postby Muskrat » 05 May 2009, 01:10

Ozzie Nelson played tenor guitar on Hello Mary Lou, and his brother, Don, played wood flute on a couple of Rick's Decca sides. (A singer and musician in his own right, Don Nelson was a principal writer on The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet.
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Postby Seymore Porn » 05 May 2009, 15:12

Elton John played on Blue's Another Night Time Flight * album and on the Capture Your Heart single from the album. Blue's Hugh Nicholson played on and produced work for someone who's name I'd never have thought in that respect. I can't remember , er, let me google ............... Gary Numan

* He also played on their Fool's Party album and played with them onstage at the Reading Festival.
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Postby Jimbly » 05 May 2009, 16:36

Hungry Joe wrote:Elton John played on Blue's Another Night Time Flight * album and on the Capture Your Heart single from the album.
* He also played on their Fool's Party album and played with them onstage at the Reading Festival.


They were on his record label werent they. Rocket Records?
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The Priests are a trio of Northern Irish priests who sing devotional music squarely aimed at the middlebrow market that listens to Lesley Garrett, Katherine Jenkins et al. So far, so predictable - except that their producer is Mike Hedges, whose previous clients include The Cure, The Associates, Siouxsie & the Banshees and The Manic Street Preachers.

Something of a change of scenery for Mr Hedges then...

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Postby Seymore Porn » 06 May 2009, 01:02

Jeemo wrote:
Hungry Joe wrote:Elton John played on Blue's Another Night Time Flight * album and on the Capture Your Heart single from the album.
* He also played on their Fool's Party album and played with them onstage at the Reading Festival.


They were on his record label werent they. Rocket Records?

They were the first band signed to Rocket.
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Postby Charlie O. » 19 Jul 2009, 05:43

A CD comp just came out on a local (Washington DC) band from the sixties called The British Walkers. (Yes, an American band called The British Walkers. Lots of American bands were trying to pass as British in those Beatlemanic days.) I'd read a bit about them before, but never heard them. On the basis of the 25 or so minutes of music collected here, they were rather good!

Anyway, three credit surprises, made more surprising for me by the fact that I didn't see the credits 'til after listening to the music:

1) Their original lead guitarist - the one who played on their first (and perhaps best) single, "I Found You" - was (the late, great) Roy Buchanan. Kinda weird hearing Roy play "British Invasion"-style music - you wouldn't think he'd be into it (at least, I wouldn't think so), but he sure played it great, as he played everything else great. He quit the band just as that first single was starting to see some action outside of DC, because he had a wife and kids and didn't want to tour!

2) At a point in 1966 when the band's line-up was particularly fluxed-up, the lead singer went to Columbia's Nashville Studio B to record three songs with some session musicians. The musicians were Kenneth Buttrey, Charlie McCoy, Rick Danko, and Robbie Robertson, taking a little break from the Blonde On Blonde sessions next door in Studio A! The session was arranged/overseen by Ray Stevens. (Interesting to note that Roy Buchanan - who was long gone from the Walkers by this point - had done a brief stint in Ronnie Hawkins' Hawks with Danko and Robertson. I wonder if he had anything to do with setting up that connection - or indeed if anyone involved was even aware of the connection at the time?)

3) One of the songs recorded at the Nashville session, "Watch Yourself", is co-credited to one "L. Wray". This isn't so surprising in itself, really - Link's a DC homeboy, too. What is strange about it is that the song is pretty much a blatant rip-off of "Watch Your Step" by Bobby Parker, another DC legend (the record that famously "inspired" the riffs for both "I Feel Fine" and "Day Tripper"!).
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Postby Charlie O. » 19 Jul 2009, 07:31

Jimbo wrote:In addition to Berline are these guys who are supposed to be notable bluegrass musicians: Tim O'Brien, Andy Statman, Scott Vestal and Mark Hembree.

They are! Well, I know the first two names, anyway, and I'm not exactly an aficionado.
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Postby beenieman » 19 Jul 2009, 09:28

Charlie O. wrote:
3) One of the songs recorded at the Nashville session, "Watch Yourself", is co-credited to one "L. Wray". This isn't so surprising in itself, really - Link's a DC homeboy, too. What is strange about it is that the song is pretty much a blatant rip-off of "Watch Your Step" by Bobby Parker, another DC legend (the record that famously "inspired" the riffs for both "I Feel Fine" and "Day Tripper"!).


The Bobby Parker song is also on the John Lennon Jukebox CD and on the Bootleg CD "Songs Led Zep ripped off".
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