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 on: March 25, 2020, 04:54:08 pm 
Started by Mervap - Last post by Mervap
Never heard of this band till today...a cover that is a statement all its own.


 on: February 29, 2020, 01:40:25 pm 
Started by Mervap - Last post by Mervap
Correct about the name inspiration, it turns out, but I don't think they sound like the Kinks at all, particularly the fine album in question. I do love the walking bass line on the chorus...

 on: February 29, 2020, 10:41:25 am 
Started by Keri - Last post by Greg
Ha!  I haven't checked in for way too long...
and then I come to read this!  Funny man.  Loved it.

I was just out trying to discover properties of the universe.
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 on: February 28, 2020, 11:05:19 pm 
Started by Mervap - Last post by Keri
I'm assuming the band got it's name from the Kinks album. That was what i thought when i saw the title, probably my favourite Kinks album too. Sounds English, likeable, 90s Brit poppy, though not quite my thing.

 on: February 17, 2020, 07:11:52 pm 
Started by Mervap - Last post by Mervap
Random tune on the Matthew Sweet Pandora station....


 on: February 15, 2020, 09:16:26 pm 
Started by Mervap - Last post by Mervap
Yeah, Nick wrote "What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love & Understanding"....that alone is a worthy thing..."-)

 on: February 15, 2020, 09:14:56 pm 
Started by Keri - Last post by Mervap
LOVE that take on "Nowhere Man"!! Rockin' harpsichord.... :-)

 on: February 14, 2020, 04:16:21 pm 
Started by Keri - Last post by Keri
I come back to Pink Floyd every so often and each return can be from a different perspective and that's partly because their work has some pretty distinct phases.

I recently rewatched these performances I suppose you'd call them covers of the track Atom Heart Mother that Floyd did with Ron Geeson on the album of the same name. These versions are both lovingly made and completely work while having pretty different approaches. This first one recreates it with the full original instrumentation, string, brass section and choir as well as rock band. A fantastic performance:


And this is a Japanese version where they replace the strings and brass with two keyboards and the choir with 3 singers, but again it really works:


The other thing that is exciting me currently about Pink Floyd is that Nick Mason the drummer has put together a band called Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets which performs live Floyd music they recorded prior to Dark side of the moon. And they have a concert film dvd cd coming out in April, I have seen some performances on youtube which I have really enjoyed, they have been getting good reviews and I have pre-ordered a copy of the dvd/cd. I am really happy with the set list I like their stage presentation nicely retro psychedelic and i love the set list. I wouldn't be surprised if this will be for me a significant addition to my Floyd collection. Which is not completist there are certainly bits and pieces that I am not interested in like the grimmer Waters stuff particularly the Wall and the Final Cut.

But it's also interesting that fairly recently I found that there were some releases that again substantially added to their catalogue

they were compilations with rare or unreleased materials, usually these sort of things scrape the bottom of the barrel but there is something about the early Floyd that they can be at their best in this format and these are really well done:
Pink Floyd the early years 1967-1972 Cre/ation
This one collects great material across the pre dark side period is a 2 cd set and a great trippy listen

And the box set:
The Early Years 1965-67 Cambridge St/Ation
This one has a whole lot of unreleased Syd era Floyd, Syd Barrett has suych a small catalogue yet i think it's an excellent body of work that it's amazing that mouldering away in the vaults had been such a significant set of recordings. When i got this set I did a radio show on our little local station featuring this work in the context of the rest of Syd's work.

I love Syd's work, but I think his talent has obscured for me a bit the early Floyd directly after he left and i'm coming to appreciate that more. Currently my excitement about Floyd wanes as they become more popular.

I also recently found Nick Mason's solo album (which is really a Carla Bley solo album online I'm interested to give it another spin, sadly it is out of print, but here it is:


 on: February 14, 2020, 03:46:19 pm 
Started by Mervap - Last post by Keri
That lead singer has got a very Peter Gabriel voice, I have a double CD of theirs English Electric. It can take me a long time to digest music and I'm still on the fence about them, but nothing puts me off, so I wouldn't be surprised if I come to appreciate them.

I quite liked this song. This band is getting appreciation from the Progressive Rock community, it's interesting there are quite a few bands making Progressive Rock out of the spotlight but that have reasonable sized catalogues and I suppose do ok.

 on: February 14, 2020, 03:38:07 pm 
Started by Mervap - Last post by Keri
I have never checked him out, but yeah I am aware he's been around for a while, the link you posted doesn't work for me though.

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