Author Topic: A random thread for small entertainment things not warranting their own thread..  (Read 102663 times)

citoyen

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I have to admit to a bit of a King Crimson shaped hole in my musical knowledge, which I really ought to do something about - not least because my favourite Bowie albums are the ones Fripp contributed to.

Disappointingly, there's not a lot of KC on iTunes, which is where I get most of my music these days - I'll need to go out and buy actual CDs or vinyl. And something to play them on!

I do love this King Crimson TV performance though:
https://youtu.be/cmRbSFvh_90

Ah yes, how one thing leads to another. That got me thinking of robert Fripp and Andy Summers - back in the early 80's they brought out I Advance Masked (and I can tell you HERE AND NOW there is no way I saw that video back then, which is a shame). Now that got me thinking about Andy Summers and Kevin Coyne (who was one of my faves at the time). Kevin Coyne was an odd 'un, but he did record an odd track - ok loads of odd tracks but this one slightly relevant -, Cycling

(and I would recommend court of the crimson King as a good entry point for the crim)

Mrs Pingu

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I like KC with Adrian Belu.
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

ian

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I had another Wow moment and had to google King Crimson.

People must have had access to a lot more – not to mention better – drugs back then.
!nataS pihsroW

citoyen

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:thumbsup:

In other music news, Mercury Rev have covered Bobbie Gentry’s Delta Sweete album and it’s rather lovely...

https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=ve-7D8bZ7SI

CAMRAMan

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Steve Wright: Why?
Haggerty F, Haggerty R, Tomkins, Noble, Carrick, Robson, Crapper, Dewhurst, Macintyre, Treadmore, Davitt.

spesh

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Steve Wright: Why?

He's still on the radio?

ISTR he stopped being funny years before he left the afternoon show on Radio 1 and moved to Radio 2.
If you think this has a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention.

It's not the despair... I can take the despair. It's the hope I can't stand.

CAMRAMan

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Was he ever funny? 
Haggerty F, Haggerty R, Tomkins, Noble, Carrick, Robson, Crapper, Dewhurst, Macintyre, Treadmore, Davitt.

spesh

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For about five minutes in the late eighties/early nineties. Possibly.

I then went off Mark & Lard (who might have been his replacements) once I realised that every show was practically the same gags/skits, in the same order...
If you think this has a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention.

It's not the despair... I can take the despair. It's the hope I can't stand.

Apparently there's going to be a "reboot" of Bergerac. I wonder who'll get the Celia Imrie part  8)
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

T42

  • Gaulois réfractaire
Netflix France have removed season 3 of "The Americans" from their repertoire, leaving 1, 2, 4 & 5. Duh.
Où sont les merguez d'antan ?

Cudzoziemiec

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Steph

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Ah yes, how one thing leads to another. That got me thinking of robert Fripp and Andy Summers - back in the early 80's they brought out I Advance Masked (and I can tell you HERE AND NOW there is no way I saw that video back then, which is a shame). Now that got me thinking about Andy Summers and Kevin Coyne (who was one of my faves at the time). Kevin Coyne was an odd 'un, but he did record an odd track - ok loads of odd tracks but this one slightly relevant -, Cycling

(and I would recommend court of the crimson King as a good entry point for the crim)

Kevin Coyne! The tracks of my youth indeed...
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i

PaulF

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:thumbsup:

In other music news, Mercury Rev have covered Bobbie Gentry’s Delta Sweete album and it’s rather lovely...

https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=ve-7D8bZ7SI

That’s a bit of an understatement: it’s bloody brilliant! Yesterday I listened to it side by side with the original and in some places I’d say it was better than the original, perhaps because the different vocalists give it greater range?

Jaded

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I had another Wow moment and had to google King Crimson.

People must have had access to a lot more – not to mention better – drugs back then.

Looking forward to seeing them at The Albert Hall later this year...
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

Musical bukkake

Jaded

  • The Codfather
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Come again?
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

By the end of the concert you will be metaphorically covered in Robert Fripp's jizz

Jaded

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I’m looking forward to seeing the crusties at play.
If you don't like your democracy, vote against it.

citoyen

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A random thread for small entertainment things not warranting their own thread..
« Reply #1394 on: February 12, 2019, 08:08:32 am »
[Yesterday I listened to it side by side with the original

I did the same! I’m not always a fan of this kind of thing but the Rev have done a superb job.

I agree that some of their versions are probably better than the originals - Sermon definitely. The Laetitia Sadier one also really stands out for me (Mornin’ Glory). Her voice works so well with that song.

Also Suzanne Sundför’s Tobacco Road - wasn’t sure about it at first but it has really grown on me. Her voice is incredible.

Not sure about Ode to Billie Jo - it’s a bit too dramatic, it’s the understatement that really makes the original.

Mrs Pingu

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I've learned that '$band at the BBC' programs are limited by what the BBC recorded.
i.e. you might just get loads of tracks when the band were popular but past their best.
Yes, I am talking about REM.
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

Wowbagger

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Mrs. Wow and I are going to do something very unusual this evening. We are going to the cinema. "Green Book" is the object of our desire, highly recommended by our younger son.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Wowbagger

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And very enjoyable it was! Based on a true story about a black New York concert pianist who toured the Deep South in 1962. And his minder, a racist Italian bouncer and the friendship that developed between them.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

T42

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Yes, that looks worth a peek. Thanks, Wow.
Où sont les merguez d'antan ?

Pingu

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