Author Topic: Albums you expect everyone to have ?  (Read 6049 times)

PaulF

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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #100 on: October 18, 2008, 07:54:50 pm »
The riff to 'Ricky don't Lose that number' is a well known Jazz piece, but not well known by me  :-[ It is of course one of two well known songs about bass players leaving bands the other being?

Damon.

The keyboard riff was taken from "Song For My Father," which was released in 1964 by Jazz composer and pianist Horace Silver.

I googled it here as I'm not that clever

Is the other song Empty Apartment by Yellowcard? Again Google is may be my friend

Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #101 on: October 18, 2008, 08:26:28 pm »
A few that I don't think have been mentioned but I thought everyone had*

King Crimson - Court of the Crimson King
Lindisfarne - Fog on the Tyne
Caravan - In the land of grey and pink
Warren Zevon - Excitable boy
Curved Air - Air conditioning
Pogues - If I should fall from grace with god
Sky - Sky1

oh and that awful Bryan Ferry album with the In crowd on it


* Everyone of a certain age obviously


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Flying_Monkey

Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #102 on: October 18, 2008, 08:29:47 pm »
* Everyone of a certain age obviously

You tellin me, grandpa...

Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #103 on: October 18, 2008, 08:40:47 pm »
* Everyone of a certain age obviously

You tellin me, grandpa...

I dunno - youth of today don't have no respect ;D
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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #104 on: October 18, 2008, 08:47:15 pm »
Core - Stone Temple Pilots

Back in the day they kicked ass but then they blew it.

On drugs mostly.

Mr Larrington

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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #105 on: October 20, 2008, 12:26:02 pm »
A list of ten records which reveal a 'bunny boiler' might be useful. Leonard Cohen and Nick Drake would be fairly high on my list.

That would explain a great deal.  TWFKAML is shortly going all the way to Hamburg to see Leonard Cohen...
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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #106 on: October 20, 2008, 01:54:20 pm »
A list of ten records which reveal a 'bunny boiler' might be useful. Leonard Cohen and Nick Drake would be fairly high on my list.

That would explain a great deal.  TWFKAML is shortly going all the way to Hamburg to see Leonard Cohen...

In the interests of balance I canvassed a few female opinions as a counterpart to the 'bunny boiler' list.
If a wistful look comes into his eyes during 'I'm not in love', 'Without You' or 'Everybody's got to learn sometime', this is not a good sign. Likewise a preponderance of albums by Supertramp or The Smiths is not likely to lead to a trouble free romance. I have no idea what the equivalents are for those under 40.

Damon.



Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #107 on: October 20, 2008, 01:59:55 pm »
I would look on a Smiths album or two as a good sign.
The rest ? Run away.


Really Ancien

Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #108 on: October 20, 2008, 02:24:49 pm »
I have no idea what the equivalents are for those under 40.

Damon.




Of course the 'I'm not in love' for the 21st Century; 'Dry your eyes mate' by The Streets, we've got the makings of 'Now That's what I call Wimpish Vol 1'.

Damon.

LEE

Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #109 on: October 20, 2008, 02:39:22 pm »
The famous bass riff from Deee-Lite's "Groove Is In The Heart" is nicked from Herbie Hancock's "Bring Down The Birds".

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/1foayJLtUDc&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/1foayJLtUDc&rel=1</a>

The oddest example of borrowing a riff/melody I know of is Right Said Fred's "I'm Too Sexy", which takes its instrumental riff from Jimi Hendrix' "Third Stone From The Sun", a very odd psychedelic track.



Verve used an Orchestral version of "The Last Time" by the Rolling Stones on "Bittersweet Symphony" but, having said that, the Stones nicked the song from "The Staple Singers" (a 1950's Gospel group).

I sense a new thread

PS. RZ, "Groove is in the Heart" is one of my all-time favourite songs, thanks for the Herbie Hancock info, I love the original now as well.

Another good piece of 'riff theft' from a great song to make another great song is taking "Toots and the Maytals' "- "54-46 Was My Number", increasing the BPM and coming up with "Double Trouble And Rebel MC" - "Street Tuff"

I think Mylene Klaas has sampled Beethoven on some of her albums as well.

Really Ancien

Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #110 on: October 20, 2008, 02:50:45 pm »
These borrowings sometimes go the opposite way to what you might expect, as when James Brown used the riff from 'Fame' by David Bowie for this track. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/YKb-N2XYNQ0&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/YKb-N2XYNQ0&rel=1</a>

Damon.

Really Ancien

Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #111 on: October 20, 2008, 03:19:07 pm »

Verve used an Orchestral version of "The Last Time" by the Rolling Stones on "Bittersweet Symphony" but, having said that, the Stones nicked the song from "The Staple Singers" (a 1950's Gospel group).

I sense a new thread



The Staples singers were not above borrowing the intro from,
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/SdAcG24iI_w&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/SdAcG24iI_w&rel=1</a>
 for
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/zXvKRZRofDE&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/zXvKRZRofDE&rel=1</a>

I'm also liking this video.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/TRp75slMFII&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/TRp75slMFII&rel=1</a>

Damon.

YahudaMoon

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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #112 on: November 27, 2010, 10:13:10 pm »
Its not mainstream though it is excellant.

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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #113 on: November 27, 2010, 10:19:30 pm »
Likewise a preponderance of albums by Supertramp or The Smiths is not likely to lead to a trouble free romance.
Ah, bugger.
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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #114 on: November 27, 2010, 10:34:52 pm »
Nice bit of thread necromancy, 'twas quite interesting and amusing to read this again.

I'd be interested to hear from the other side on this one, what are the records which shout needy and clingy partner.

Damon.

Dido
Coldplay
James Blunt

Any "emo" in the music collection is possibly a warning sign as well.  :demon:
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