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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:59 pm
Mr. K wrote:Styles change and tastes change, I suppose.

The same could be said about the Beach Boys could it not? I think the Kinks got better after this, obviously my opinion only here, with the most notable one being their 1968 album: "The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society". Pete Townshend said that album was their "Sgt. Pepper's" and I would agree. A genius album.

The late '70s/'80s albums they piled out I didn't like.

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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:49 pm
Heard this today while checking something out online (something BB-related but I can't remember
what!). I was never overly fond of many things Dusty recorded----a lot of unsuitable stuff in there--
--but this was right on target (1966, natch). Just love those triplets at 2:05! R.I.P., Ms Springfield.


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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:48 pm
A friend from the States who is a big fan of "The Ladykillers" posted this today via FB---brilliant!


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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:01 pm
Brilliant!


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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:05 am
Cool Cool Water wrote:Brilliant!


Great to hear that again! The barking dog, the clarinet... sheer genius!
I believe it was their last 45 before breaking up. (And indeed it was.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Universal_(Small_Faces_song)

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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:09 pm
Mr. K wrote:Great to hear that again! The barking dog, the clarinet... sheer genius!
I believe it was their last 45 before breaking up. (And indeed it was.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Universal_(Small_Faces_song)

I agree. How you hear the dogs barking mixed in with the track is great! Steve Marriott was one hell of a musician! His death in 1991 was most tragic, however.

I've been listening to this of late---just genius! His voice was an instrument he was good at, let alone his guitar playing.


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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:42 pm
Cool Cool Water wrote:
Mr. K wrote:Great to hear that again! The barking dog, the clarinet... sheer genius!
I believe it was their last 45 before breaking up. (And indeed it was.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Universal_(Small_Faces_song)

I agree. How you hear the dogs barking mixed in with the track is great! Steve Marriott was one hell of a musician! His death in 1991 was most tragic, however.

I've been listening to this of late---just genius! His voice was an instrument he was good at, let alone his guitar playing.

I never really got into Humble Pie at the time for some reason. Maybe it was because it was "The Next Band Along" from
Small Faces, who I thought were excellent. Marriott I feel is one of the few truly soulful singers to come out of the UK.
Others were Chris Farlowe (pretty well forgotten these days) and Paul Rodgers of Free. But it's a very select company...

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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:52 pm
Mr. K wrote:I never really got into Humble Pie at the time for some reason. Maybe it was because it was "The Next Band Along" from
Small Faces, who I thought were excellent. Marriott I feel is one of the few truly soulful singers to come out of the UK.
Others were Chris Farlowe (pretty well forgotten these days) and Paul Rodgers of Free. But it's a very select company...

The Small Faces were underrated I believe. They were ahead of the times and it showed. Steve Marriott, on the other hand, is another kettle of fish. His voice, and like you've pointed out, was very trueful, natural and soulful. His reach and tone were amazing!

Every time I listen to The Small Faces, Humble Pie, or his solo stuff in his later days before his death. I always say to myself, man what a fu*king voice!! Cool  

I remember we was going to cover a Small Faces song back in 2014 with The Ladykillers---I believe it was this one which Tim (bass player) wanted us to do. Unfortunately at the time we didn't quite get round to it. You never know this year though. Wink


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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:53 pm
Dear John,

This is for you.

Yours truly,
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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:58 am
As I said at PSF, there's so much stuff that went by the board in the late '60s (and early '70s before
disco, funk and punk rock hit) because it just didn't get the airplay, particularly in the UK. This song
from 1968 by Friend & Lover was what prompted that discussion. With thanks to theSuperMetroid:




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friend_%26_Lover

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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:19 am
Our good old friend Mark Mckenzie shared this on Peter Lacy's Facebook wall yesterday. I've never heard of them---but I instantly thought the song and the bands look, with one member also playing the electric harp, pretty darn cool!


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on Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:04 am
Cool Cool Water wrote:Dear John,

This is for you.

Yours truly,
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Missed this first time round (scandalous!). Thanks, man. I thought it was
all mimed for a while until Ronnie Lane burst out laughing at 1:08.


As for the Spoonful, I wasn't a great fan although they were
very together musically. This is probably my favourite of theirs:


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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:07 pm
Mr. K wrote:As for the Spoonful, I wasn't a great fan although they were
very together musically.

What happened to them in the end?

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on Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:27 pm
Cool Cool Water wrote:
Mr. K wrote:As for the Spoonful, I wasn't a great fan although they were
very together musically.

What happened to them in the end?

Zal Yanovsky left (or was sacked) in '67 and front man John Sebastian went solo in '68. The remaining trio struggled on briefly but called it a day in 1969.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lovin%27_Spoonful

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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:59 pm
Mr. K wrote:Zal Yanovsky left (or was sacked) in '67 and front man John Sebastian went solo in '68. The remaining trio struggled on briefly but called it a day in 1969.

Cheers for the information, John! Cool

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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:18 pm
Cool Cool Water wrote:
Mr. K wrote:Zal Yanovsky left (or was sacked) in '67 and front man John Sebastian went solo in '68. The remaining trio struggled on briefly but called it a day in 1969.

Cheers for the information, John! Cool

I found this interesting, John. Especially the footage of Zal strumming the guitar up to annoy John on stage! lol!


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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:36 pm
Another great if spooky song from '63, one of dozens abandoned at our old home:



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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:24 pm
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Groovy.

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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:44 am
I never realized just how much psychedelic music had been recorded in the later '60s, early '70s until I joined PSF. Looking round for new additions, I stumbled across this album Paix by Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes. The instrumentation includes a cosmophone and a percuphone----the mind boggles. This is the epic title track:  



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on Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:42 am
"Well I love that dirty water / Aw-uh, Baw-ston, yahr mah home."


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Re: The 1960s: Pop/Rock Comes of Age

on Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:14 pm
This is the best version of this song for me. This version was recorded in a living room back in '68.


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on Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:36 pm
Cool Cool Water wrote:This is the best version of this song for me. This version was recorded in a living room back in '68.


For me too. I suppose soundwise it didn't fit on the debut album but it's utterly magnificent, not least Fripp's guitar lines.

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on Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:49 am
I was alerted to this brilliant album by my friend from across the road. The name Fuzzy Duck doesn't ring a bell although I can't believe I never heard anything by them back in the day. From their one and only (eponymous) album, this is "Afternoon Out."



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on Thu May 03, 2018 9:37 am
And here's another recommendation from the same source. The Peppermint Rainbow seem to have made little impression in the UK at the time (1969) and in fact only had one hit in the US, the gorgeous "Will You Be Staying After Sunday?" I have had little time for sunshine pop in the past but if much of it is like this, I may be converted yet.



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on Sun May 06, 2018 9:55 am
'60s Birmingham band The Rockin' Berries. Some wonderful vocals and guitar work throughout this song.


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