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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5600 on: 12 August, 2021, 12:22:02 am »
Based on my previous outburst, I'm listening to a bootleg copy of what may well be "Leon" by Bowie.
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5601 on: 12 August, 2021, 05:46:25 pm »
Sumer Is Icumen In (The Pagan Sound Of British And Irish Folk 1966-75). A three disc compilation from Grapefruit that contains a few tracks I already have (Magnet's Corn Rigs is an example, Steeleye Span is well represented, there's some Fairport, Pentangle, Incredible String Band) and a whole bunch I don't. Well. Didn't. It's basically Acid Folk meets Folk Horror with that very British 70s sensibility that could be found underpinning many a pagan moot well into the late nineties. I ordered it from Red Cherry Records, as the MP3 version on Amazon doesn't have the full track listing -- clearly copyright issues prevented them releasing some of the tracks in digital format. I wouldn't have bothered with the MP3 version, although you can find it on Spotify or Amazon Unlimited if you have either of those.

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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5602 on: 12 August, 2021, 07:39:54 pm »
Brian Boru by Alan Stivell - not by choice, my wife got hold of the ipod (in bluetooth mode) and changed tracks on me. 
It's a bit dated.
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5603 on: 12 August, 2021, 10:44:25 pm »
DJ Random is determined to make me listen to Iron Butterfly today.  There are only so many live versions of “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” one can take in a day, and I think I've exceeded the limit.
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5604 on: 19 August, 2021, 02:24:02 pm »
Erkki Melartin - the solo piano works - by the incomparable Maria Lettberg.  There are hours of them, which are keeping my sanity whilst I try to fill in the gaps in an internal audit file that needs to be closed out.
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5605 on: 26 August, 2021, 03:04:02 pm »
Genesis.  I'm super-excited about seeing them in Manchester next month.  Trying to teach myself how to love some of their proggy 70s stuff, with limited success.  I keep coming back to some of the classic album tracks from the 80s and 90s like The Brazilian, Fading Lights, Home By The Sea and Dreaming While You Sleep, though.

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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5606 on: 26 August, 2021, 09:15:23 pm »
Genesis.  I'm super-excited about seeing them in Manchester next month.  Trying to teach myself how to love some of their proggy 70s stuff, with limited success.  I keep coming back to some of the classic album tracks from the 80s and 90s like The Brazilian, Fading Lights, Home By The Sea and Dreaming While You Sleep, though.
Mr Smith's no1 son is cheffing for them. Mr Smith is very looking forward to a freebie ticket at Newcastle. As he said to the lad "don't bother with one for fboab. I don't think she'll develop a prog interest by then"
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5607 on: 26 August, 2021, 09:51:52 pm »
Is Peter Gabriel back with them then?

Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5608 on: 27 August, 2021, 08:54:14 am »
Is Peter Gabriel back with them then?
Nah, I think the line-up is Collins/Banks/Rutherford/Collins/Stuermer.

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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5609 on: 27 August, 2021, 09:11:00 am »
Then I'm guessing there won't be much prog?

Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5610 on: 27 August, 2021, 10:08:26 am »
I dunno, on their 2007 tour they did In The Cage, Carpet Crawlers, I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) and Firth of Fifth...   But I suspect there will be quite a bias towards material from the '83 album, Invisible Touch and We Can't Dance.

Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5611 on: 06 September, 2021, 10:31:57 pm »
The Associates - Affectionate Punch
The Fall - Hex Enduction Hour

I may have to come to terms with not having a place for any more new (to me) music.
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5612 on: 11 September, 2021, 09:05:51 pm »
Sheryl Crow live on Radio 2.

"If it makes you happy" is a completely different song live shorn of the production gloss of the single. Much much better and quite bitter.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5613 on: 13 September, 2021, 06:41:51 pm »
Sheryl Crow?  We can never be friends.

Wire 154; liked it much more than Pink Flag or Chairs Missing. Their latest album is really quite accessible.
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5614 on: 14 September, 2021, 08:40:43 am »
Sheryl Crow?  We can never be friends.

Yeh, I don't really l like her records either but whenever she pops up live or singing with someone else she's brilliant. Probably those years working as a backing singer.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5615 on: 23 September, 2021, 09:22:58 pm »
Moar Wire.
How does one properly appraise a “new to you” band that has spanned 3-4 genres and has over a dozen albums?  I have been reading through a thread about their albums on stevehoffmanforums and following their discography on YouTube as I go.
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5616 on: 24 September, 2021, 12:11:44 am »
...How does one properly appraise a “new to you” band that has spanned 3-4 genres and has over a dozen albums?...

It's new to you. That is all.

Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5617 on: 24 September, 2021, 05:04:50 pm »
Yeahbut, is it worth listening to?  Do you decide based on one album?  Two?  Three?
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5618 on: 25 September, 2021, 07:58:44 pm »
Level 42 - It's Over, an uncommonly good (and very sad) song with absolutely no slap bass in it.
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5619 on: 30 September, 2021, 08:28:41 pm »
Discovered this via Ajax third kit and I love it:
https://youtu.be/1Sw2JJ5nSbM

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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5620 on: 14 October, 2021, 04:08:27 pm »
Nobody's Hero by SLF on 6 Music. Well done that Lammo.
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Re: Today I am Listening To...
« Reply #5621 on: Yesterday at 09:49:31 pm »
On a BBC 4 documentary, Bille Holliday singing Strange Fruit. Wow.
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