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on Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:58 am
Looking for obscure late 60s, early 70s albums ( a habit of mIne these days), I came across this one from 1971 by Bolder Damn (great name!). It's not really my kind of music but I was quite taken by what the drummer was doing. Apparently he uses double bass drums with pillows stuffed into them! Love that "bell" sound he gets too. This is the opening track, "Find A Way":



http://www.psychedelicbabymag.com/2014/05/bolder-damn-interview-with-john-anderson.html

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on Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:38 pm
Some people prefer King Kong. I prefer--

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on Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:51 pm
Just in the mood for this one. It could be all of that Hallowe`en stuff I saw in the store yesterday, too. cheers  Twisted Evil

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on Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:55 pm
Hard to believe 40 years (today) have passed by since we lost this extraordinarily talented man. RIP Keith.

Track: Keith Moon drum solo 1974.


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on Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:26 pm
Lots of great songs in the new BBC drama series Trust, about the Getty family. Here's one from 1972:  



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Why_Can%27t_We_Live_Together

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on Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:39 pm
This three-song medley used to get played a lot in Paradiso, Amsterdam's "pop temple", prior to concerts. We bought the album after that--the medley still sounds superb. Dig the crazy backing vocals on "Hey Julia"! RIP Robert Palmer and other musical cohorts on the album.



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on Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:03 pm
Not a big fan of ELO like many people are. I just don't see it, but hey, different tastes and all. However, this was always my favourite from Jeff Lynne.

It's an odd one for a favourite;


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on Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:39 pm
This live version is brilliant. Just listen to the tone on that Gibson, awesome!


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on Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:39 pm
After hearing a brilliant song by the Action, I  read them up and discovered that the singer on that 45, Reg King, left soon after and in 1971 made a stunning and criminally obscure self-titled album. This is the opening track:



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on Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:59 am
I first heard Bowie's "The Man Who Sold The World" on a juke box in a pub in Birmingham on Sparkhill Road (?). I gave the flip of "Life On Mars?" a try and was blown away:



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on Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:31 pm
Mr. K wrote:I first heard Bowie's "The Man Who Sold The World" on a juke box in a pub in Birmingham on Sparkhill Road (?).

I like how it was in my home city Birmingham, lol! Why was you in these parts may I ask back then, John?

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Mr. K wrote:I first heard Bowie's "The Man Who Sold The World" on a juke box in a pub in Birmingham on Sparkhill Road (?).

I like how it was in my home city Birmingham, lol! Why was you in these parts may I ask back then, John?

I was a navigator for a Manchester-based charity called Community Transport, which collected unwanted furniture and delivered it to the needy. Regrettably I have absolutely no sense of direction! The 1970`s: Can You Dig the Get Down and Boogie, Baby - Page 2 Laugh

(Actually it might have been the Stratford Road. This was in 1973.)    

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(Actually it might have been the Stratford Road. This was in 1973.)

Great insight into your history! santa rendeer santa

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on Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:27 pm
It was AGD who unwittingly reminded me of this striking 1974 single by Jobriath:



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on Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:17 pm
This song has been on my mind all morning. What a song, what a team!



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on Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:19 pm
Last night I listened to Judee Sill's gorgeous second album Heart Food on YouTube. As is YT's wont, play lists often include occasional live versions of tracks."The Kiss" was one of them. I have stuff by Judee on CD but I've never played it--a situation that sorely needs redressing!



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on Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:21 pm
I noticed someone mentioned Love's "7 And 7 Is" at Smiley and it reminded me of this arithmetically questionable UK hit by Medicine Head from 1973. Of course I myself often put 2 and 2 together and make 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971 etc.



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Prompted by my mini series devoted to Holst's The Planets at PSF, this is King Crimson's take on the opening movement, "Mars, the Bringer of War". From the band's second album, "The Devil's Triangle"  must be one of their most troubled outings. This is the first half:



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on Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:37 pm
Roy Wood has an awful lot to answer for:




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