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Minnie Cheddars
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May/June Reviews

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 08 Jun 2022, 00:21

I thought I'd alarm everyone by making up for my tardiness and being FIRST TO REVIEW this time!
Now then, what do we have here...

1. The Troggs! :lol: a bit of in studio banter if I am not mistaken...
2. A song about saying hello to daylight. I have no idea who this is, but I really like it, especially the piano sounds (sounds Harold Buddy!)
3. Slightly powerish pop with female vocal - very pleasant
4. A song about the Apollo landing. I like it.
5. Trembling Bells! This was on the radio the other day!!!!!!!!!!!
6. Hmmm! Intriguing! Almost an African guitary sound -but electronic- intriguing!
7. Another completely bizarre and intriguing track that defies any kind of description - almost Psychic TVish
8. A sort of newish punky thing that lacks backbone
9. Surfy tune about being out in the sun. A sore point, with the temp currenty 102
10. Short and cheerful electronic blitz that I like a lot!
11. An old song about having one's butter pinched. Fantastic!
12. OOH! I am a sucker for this.
13. God Bless America :lol:

this was an almost entirely splendid compilation. VERY excited about the reveal. This will be accompanying me in the car tomorrow!
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Re: May/June Reviews

Postby pcqgod » 08 Jun 2022, 19:16

Minnie Cheddars wrote:I thought I'd alarm everyone by making up for my tardiness and being FIRST TO REVIEW this time!
Now then, what do we have here...


1. The Troggs! a bit of in studio banter if I am not mistaken...

Yes, supposedly an inspiration for Spinal Tap.

2. A song about saying hello to daylight. I have no idea who this is, but I really like it, especially the piano sounds (sounds Harold Buddy!)

The Toms, from their 2016 album Applestation.

3. Slightly powerish pop with female vocal - very pleasant

Lush, from a 2016 reunion mini lp/cd.

4. A song about the Apollo landing. I like it.

Eclectic Swiss heavy metal band Celtic Frost.


5. Trembling Bells! This was on the radio the other day!!!!!!!!!!!

They play Trembling Bells on the radio?!

6. Hmmm! Intriguing! Almost an African guitary sound -but electronic- intriguing!

This is from the 1990 tribute album ‘Something About Joy Division’ in which a bunch of unknown Italian bands performed almost unrecognizable cover versions of J.D. songs.

7. Another completely bizarre and intriguing track that defies any kind of description - almost Psychic TVish

Midwestern band Crème Soda that released one album in 1975.

8. A sort of newish punky thing that lacks backbone

Northern Irish group Therapy? From a 1993 mini-album.


9. Surfy tune about being out in the sun. A sore point, with the temp currenty 102

The Beach Nuts, actually a side project of The Strangeloves who did the original version of “I Want Candy.”

10. Short and cheerful electronic blitz that I like a lot!

1979 single by Crash Course in Science


11. An old song about having one's butter pinched. Fantastic!

Oldtime Mancunian singer Elsie Carlisle

12. OOH! I am a sucker for this.

80’s era electronic group The Lives of Angels.

13. God Bless America

This is from a cd called ‘The Talent Show,’ a recording of a real talent show in America somewhere, somewhen.



1. The Troggs Tapes (excerpt)
2. The Toms – Hello to Life
3. Lush – Burnham Beeches
4. Celtic Frost – One in their Pride
5. Trembling Bells – My Father was a Collapsing Star
6. Comic Spoilers – Decades
7. Crème Soda – The Beat Song
8. Therapy? – Totally Random Man
9. The Beach-Nuts – Out in the Sun (Hey-O)
10. Crash Course in Science – Cakes in the Home
11. Elsie Carlisle – Please Leave my Butter Alone
12. The Lives of Angels – Green on Red
13. Peter Donner/St. John’s Youth Group – God Bless America

Thanks for listening and reviewing!
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Re: May/June Reviews

Postby Mike Boom » 09 Jun 2022, 00:08

I have been busy listening to the bonus Gene Pitney disc for the last week or so, so I thought I better review the actual mix.

1. Lotta Love by Nicolette Larson - wonderful, she was a great singer and I love Neil’s version too

2. Not sure who this is, but I love it, sixties girl group sort of pop song.

3. Love it Its a Shame, the Spinners - wonderful, one of the greatest hooks ever

4. Joni from Court and Spark, Car on the Hill - I used to listen to this album non stop, haven’t heard it for a while , need to go have a listen to the whole thing now. Glorious.

5. A kind of surf instrumental, very nice.

6. Nice slice of soul with a lovely big chorus, not sure who it is tho

7. This is Avvays and Dreams Tonite - wonderful, they are great

8. Another slice of sixties soul, starts with street sounds, lovely hammond organ

9. Oh some great live Tull, “Trying to remember how many cigarettes did I bring along”. To Cry You A Song - on a lot of days my favorite tull track and this is great version - interested to know where this is from - is this live from Chicago in 70 from the 50th box set ?

10. Four Tops and Ask the Lonely - wonderful, they don’t make em like this anymore. Golden.

11. Some nice Reggae , sounds like Sly and Robbie but not sure what it is exactly, not that it matters, more gold.

12. More Soul from Jr Walker, Pucker Up Buttercup - great stuff of course, wonderful horns. The bees knees AND the cats pyjamas.

13. A bit of acoustic Gospel and Joshua, is this Odetta ? Great stuff

14. Another fave, often times my favorite Neil track, this is a very nice live version on the piano, tho I do miss the electric piano of the On The Beach version, still lovely of course

15. Some garage rock and a version of The Shape of Things to Come (the original ?)by who I don’t know. Great song.

16. A vocal choir and a lovely closing track, very moving, is this the Trio Bulgarka ?

Well that was a blast to listen to, some real personal favorites and great things not so well known. Greatly enjoyable mix.

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Re: May/June Reviews

Postby Nick Danger » 09 Jun 2022, 13:31

Mike Boom wrote:I have been busy listening to the bonus Gene Pitney disc for the last week or so, so I thought I better review the actual mix.

1. Lotta Love by Nicolette Larson - wonderful, she was a great singer and I love Neil’s version too

Yep

2. Not sure who this is, but I love it, sixties girl group sort of pop song.

Obscure all girl trio The Shades with Tell Me Not To Hurt (1966)

3. Love it Its a Shame, the Spinners - wonderful, one of the greatest hooks ever

This was their only hit while they were with Motown. Stevie Wonder and the Funk Brothers are both killing it here.

4. Joni from Court and Spark, Car on the Hill - I used to listen to this album non stop, haven’t heard it for a while , need to go have a listen to the whole thing now. Glorious.

Probably my favorite Joni track.

5. A kind of surf instrumental, very nice.

Peruvian surf guitar group Los Belkings (1968).

6. Nice slice of soul with a lovely big chorus, not sure who it is tho

US group The Rascals with Temptation's Bout To Get Me (1969).

7. This is Avvays and Dreams Tonite - wonderful, they are great

I recently bought both their albums.

8. Another slice of sixties soul, starts with street sounds, lovely hammond organ

One hit wonders the Soul Survivors with their one hit, number 4 US in 1969.

9. Oh some great live Tull, “Trying to remember how many cigarettes did I bring along”. To Cry You A Song - on a lot of days my favorite tull track and this is great version - interested to know where this is from - is this live from Chicago in 70 from the 50th box set ?

A live boot, the Apollo Theatre in Manchester 1977, part of the Songs From The Wood tour.

10. Four Tops and Ask the Lonely - wonderful, they don’t make em like this anymore. Golden.

One of their more obscure forgotten hits, a favorite of mine.

11. Some nice Reggae , sounds like Sly and Robbie but not sure what it is exactly, not that it matters, more gold.

You got it, riddim legends Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare.

12. More Soul from Jr Walker, Pucker Up Buttercup - great stuff of course, wonderful horns. The bees knees AND the cats pyjamas.

Yep, love Junior's honkin' sax (1966)

13. A bit of acoustic Gospel and Joshua, is this Odetta ? Great stuff

Odetta from her debut album in 1956.

14. Another fave, often times my favorite Neil track, this is a very nice live version on the piano, tho I do miss the electric piano of the On The Beach version, still lovely of course

This is from the Live From Massey Hall album from 1971, three years before he used it on On The Beach.

15. Some garage rock and a version of The Shape of Things to Come (the original ?)by who I don’t know. Great song.

This is from the soundtrack of the 1968 move Wild In The Street. It's credited to Max Frost (the main character) and the Troopers. There seems to be some mystery as to who is actually playing on it.

16. A vocal choir and a lovely closing track, very moving, is this the Trio Bulgarka ?

This is the larger choir that Trio Bulgarka came from. I have made myself a mix of this stuff. I love it.

Well that was a blast to listen to, some real personal favorites and great things not so well known. Greatly enjoyable mix.


Tracklist-
1. Lotta Love - Nicolette Larson
2. Tell Me Not To Hurt - The Shades
3. It's A Shame - The Spinners
4. Car On The Hill - Joni Mitchell
5. Setima Patrella - Los Belkings
6. Temptation's Bout To Get Me - The Rascals
7. Dreams Tonite - Alvvays
8. Expressway To Your Heart - The Soul Survivors
9. To Cry You A Song - Jethro Tull
10. Ask The Lonely - The Four Tops
11. Steppin' Out - Sly and Robbie
12. Pucker Up Buttercup - Jr. Walker and the All Stars
13. Joshua - Odetta
14. See The Sky About To Rain - Neil Young
15. Shape Of Things To Come - Max Frost and the Troopers
16. Messetschinko Lio Grelivka - Bulgarian State Television Female Choir

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Re: May/June Reviews

Postby pcqgod » 23 Jun 2022, 02:50

Alrighty then...


1. Sounds like the theme from some groovy 60's era adventure/comedy/cartoon. Not one I'm familiar though.
2. Shimmery pop reminiscent of early Goldfrapp aside from the rapped vocal.
3. Cool instrumental featuring much use of sequencer.
4. Driving, minimalist alt rock/post punk kind of thing with ominous synthesizer drones used to good effect.
5. Disco-lite number with a woman singing in some Asian language.
6. '77 style punk rock song with the singer telling us they're from Bradford and not London, Leeds, or (God forbid) Manchester.
7. Great dance-pop thing. Love this.
8. This one is particularly intriguing. At its core it is power pop but it's got a hundred things going on with the arrangement and production so it seems you're hearing something different every other bar of music. Truly impressive.
9. Must be Bowie, but not one I recall ever hearing.
10. Beautiful ethereal track.

Truly enjoyable mix, and all of it stuff that passed me by somehow.
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