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dang this cover of thank you from Cornell is stellar...

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10 minutes ago, mphtrilogy said:

 

  •  Dawes Stories Don't End 2013

I've never listened to a Dawes album but enjoy the few songs I know by them. I should put this on at some point. 

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Just now, Northern Voice said:

I've never listened to a Dawes album but enjoy the few songs I know by them. I should put this on at some point. 

yeah man, it's a good one, their most famous track is probably this one

 

Dawes : When My Time Comes

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Patios open today in Ontario outside the Golden Horseshoe (Toronto-Niagara area where cases are still higher aren't allowed yet). Peterborough is outside the horseshoe, so come 3 PM I will be sitting at a real life restaurant drinking a beer.

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3 hours ago, Raging weasel said:

I am already familiar with U2, Taylor Swift, Dixie Chicks, Janet Jackson, and Rhianna in a KILL IT WITH FIRE sorta way:lol:

 

Just finished Spoon- Hot Thoughts

Right away I liked this much more than Muse- it's better in every way. There were not really any bad songs and the worst were better than any of the Muse. Best tracks imo are-Shotgun, I Ain't the One and Us.Overall a solid 7/10 and will listen to more of their stuff.

Now on to something I'm sure Ill like  Free- Fire and Water

Interesting.  You and I have similar music taste but from what I have heard of Muse and Spoon, I preferred the big guitar sound of Muse.   I have only listened to a couple songs from each though.   

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15 minutes ago, wikkidpissah said:

OK millenial

wikkid - I got your list.  Pretty intimidating.

no way can I approach anything close to level of review you give, but I'll give it a try.

do you have some of these you'd like me to review?

Miles DavisKind of Blue

Prince1999

Stevie WonderFulfillingness' First Finale

Jimi Hendrix ExperienceAre You Experienced

Amy WinehouseBack to Black

Little FeatDixie Chicken

Peter GabrielPlays Live

Joni MitchellShadows and Light

Mahavishnu OrchestraInner Mountain Flame

YesThe Yes Album

XTCSkylarking

Tom WaitsNighthawks at the Diner

Herbert von Karajan and the Berliner PhilharmonikerBeethoven's 9th Symphony

U2Under a Blood Red Sky

Jethro TullThick As A Brick

Robert Plant & Alison KraussRaising Sand

SantanaAbraxas

Dr. JohnGRIS-Gris

Earth, Wind & FireGratitude

The Allman Brothers BandThe Allman Brothers Band

BjorkHomogenic

Foo FightersThere Is Nothing Left To Lose

Elvis CostelloPunch the Clock

GauchoSteely Dan

Stone Temple PilotsNo. 4

The PoliceZenyatta Mondatta

Laura NyroGonna Take a Miracle

RadioheadMoon-Shaped Pool

Django ReinhardtThe Essential Django Reinhardt

Bonnie RaittGive It Up

Bobby BrownDon't Be Cruel

It's A Beautiful DayIt's A Beautiful Day

Emerson, Lake & PalmerBrain Salad Surgery

Rikki Lee JonesRikki Lee Jones

GenesisGenesis Live

Ellen McIlwaineHonky Tonk Angel

Was Not WasWhat Up, Dog?

The Rolling StonesThe Aftermath (US Edition)

Aretha FranklinHey Now Hey

Bill EvansAlone

Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by the Academy of St Martin in the FieldsThe Art of Fugue

Arthur Rubinstein/The Chopin CollectionNocturnes

Cleveland String QuartetQuartet in G (Debussy); Quartet in F (Ravel)

Yo-Yo MaJ.S. Bach - Cello Suites

Erik Satie (composer)/Hakon Austbo (pianist)Gymnopédies & Gnossiennes & Sarabandes

WAMozart, Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman and the Israel Philharmonic (Zubin Mehta)Sinfonia Concertante for Violin & Viola and Concertone for Two Violins

Andras SchiffScarlatti: Sonata in A Minor

Franz Schubert, Cleveland Quartet and Yo Yo MaQuintet in C

The Pointer SistersThe Pointer Sisters

Keith JarrettHandel, Suites For Keyboard

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12 minutes ago, Northern Voice said:

Patios open today in Ontario outside the Golden Horseshoe (Toronto-Niagara area where cases are still higher aren't allowed yet). Peterborough is outside the horseshoe, so come 3 PM I will be sitting at a real life restaurant drinking a beer.

I sat outside at a real-life restaurant this week, and it felt like the best thing that had ever happened to me.  Have fun.

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I canceled my trip to the coast.  Didn't feel entirely comfortable being where I couldn't be reached, given my mom's accident.  Plus it was going to be cold and rainy anyway.  So I won't be walking up and down the beach listening to Daft Punk after all, but will do it from my own home.

I rolled a die to see which one I'd start with of these six Steve Tasker picks:

Daft Punk - Discovery

The Postal Service - Give Up

Nas - Illmatic

Los Campesinos! - Hold On Now, Youngster (*currently the thread theme)

Blood Orange - Cupid Deluxe

Hinds - Don't Run

 

And the winner is...Daft Punk!  Here we go.

 

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13 minutes ago, krista4 said:

I sat outside at a real-life restaurant this week, and it felt like the best thing that had ever happened to me.  Have fun.

6/15 it starts for us and the mayor of my new town is defying the governor and allowing indoor dining (at 25% capacity) as well. Can't wait.

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8 minutes ago, Binky The Doormat said:

wikkid - I got your list.  Pretty intimidating.

no way can I approach anything close to level of review you give, but I'll give it a try.

do you have some of these you'd like me to review?

 

well, we have very similar tastes and, therefore, a lo of well-trod country in common, so it would be one of the few i'd most like you to hear. Those would be Shadows & Light, What Up Dog?, Honky Tonk Angel. I would be fascinated for anyone to review the latter, Ellen McIlwaine's debut album of 50 yrs ago (it's out of print, so you would go here  and listen to the first 11 - thru Wade in the Water - skipping "It's Growing", which wasnt in the original) because, before my company fired me, i was actually stuck between trying to protect her from those who would turn her into the "next Janis" and her own eccentric proclivities. does that answer?

if you wanted to take on a classical, i would love everyone in the world to hear the Debussy/Ravel quartets, the most beautiful record album i know of

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4 minutes ago, Dr. Octopus said:

6/15 it starts for us and the mayor of my new town is defying the governor and allowing indoor dining (at 25% capacity) as well. Can't wait.

It's amazing how much I took this for granted as a major pleasure.  The county I'm in was allowed to go to 50% capacity (even inside) a couple of weeks ago, and almost everything is open again now.  Seattle itself even got permission for 25% capacity this week.  

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32 minutes ago, Northern Voice said:

Patios open today in Ontario outside the Golden Horseshoe (Toronto-Niagara area where cases are still higher aren't allowed yet). Peterborough is outside the horseshoe, so come 3 PM I will be sitting at a real life restaurant drinking a beer.

I did that yesterday and it was a great feeling. Wasn't feeling so great this morning tho-- this pandemic really put a hurting on my drinking skills-lol

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15 minutes ago, krista4 said:

 

Los Campesinos! - Hold On Now, Youngster (*currently the thread theme)

:lol:. Great album btw. I think their sound is adjacent enough to a lot of your picks that you'll like it. Some people here would hate it 😉

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1 minute ago, Raging weasel said:
37 minutes ago, Northern Voice said:

Patios open today in Ontario outside the Golden Horseshoe (Toronto-Niagara area where cases are still higher aren't allowed yet). Peterborough is outside the horseshoe, so come 3 PM I will be sitting at a real life restaurant drinking a beer.

I did that yesterday and it was a great feeling. Wasn't feeling so great this morning tho-- this pandemic really put a hurting on my drinking skills-lol

We're limited to two hours in order to get more people the opportunity, so if I decide to tie one on it will be at my own place tonight. 

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2 hours ago, Raging weasel said:

@Yo Mama

Finished up Fire and Water and not surprisingly it was my fav so far. I've heard Fire/Water and All Right Now a bunch and expected them to be the best tracks. I was wrong- Mr Big is my new fav from this album. Overall a solid classic rock album with no clunkers and a couple greats 8.5/10

I like Peter Gabriel but never listened to any of the old Genesis so going to give that a spin after lunch.

Glad you liked it. I felt the same way when listening to the full album. I knew the big songs but actually enjoyed them more when hearing them next to all the other great ones on the album. 

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On 5/26/2020 at 1:27 PM, Uruk-Hai said:

When she was 18, Rosanne's dad gave a list of what he considered the 100 best country songs of all time. A few years after Johnny died, she decided to record some of them.

The List - Rosanne Cash

I listened to this one sitting on the beach today, so I was in a good mood to begin with and this one did not disappoint. I was familiar with a lot of the songs on the record but not daughter Cash's versions. She has a very pretty and soulful voice and did a great job here. I love her Dad's version of Sea of Heartbreak and this version with Bruce Springsteen adding some vocals was very good. There are two other duets with two other favorite artists of mine, Elvis Costello and Jeff Tweedy as an added bonus.

The first two songs, Miss The Mississippi and You and Motherless Children pulled me in and were perfect for the walk to and then sitting on the beach - good mood shapers for sure.

Rosanne does not have the presence and attitude of her dad but coming from a musical background she knows how to make a song her own and sell it. Girl From The North County is a good example of this as is Silver Wings.

I will likely not explore much more of her catalog because I listen to a lot of similar music now as is, but I will surely spin this one again in the future.

I'll rate this one :banned::banned::banned: and 1/4 stars out of 5.

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4 minutes ago, Dr. Octopus said:

The List - Rosanne Cash

I listened to this one sitting on the beach today, so I was in a good mood to begin with and this one did not disappoint. I was familiar with a lot of the songs on the record by not dayghter Cash's versions. She has a very pretty and soulful voice and did a great job here. I love her Dad's version of Sea of Heartbreak and this version with Bruce Springsteen adding some vocals was very good. There are two other duets with two other favorite artists of mine, Elvis Costello and Jeff Tweedy as an added bonus.

The first two songs, Miss The Mississippi and You and Motherless Children pulled me in and were perfect for the walk to and then sitting on the beach - good mood shapers for sure.

Rosanne does not have the presence and attitude of her dad but coming from a musical background she knows how to make a song her own and sell it. Girl From The North County is a good example of this as is Silver Wings.

I will likely not explore much more of her catalog because I listen to a lot of similar music now as is, but I will surely spin this one again in the future.

I'll rate this one :banned::banned::banned: and 1/4 stars out of 5.

I've never heard this; sounds really interesting.

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1 minute ago, krista4 said:

I've never heard this; sounds really interesting.

It's definitely worth a listen, and as I said it will get more listens from me at some point down the road.

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Genesis- Selling England by the Pound

Wish I had started the day with this it would have been perfect hangover music. I have to be in the right mood or stoned to listen to prog but I did enjoy this. Ive never heard any of these before so they were all mostly a pleasant surprise. Dancing with the Moonlit Knight was my fav followed by Firth of Fifth and the Cinema Show. Worst was More Fool Me mostly because I hate Phil Collins.  The Battle of Epping Forest was ok but very disappointing to have a 12 minute song end in a coinflip-lol.

All in all a decent album that I would listen to again 7/10

@Yo Mama, may try a couple more of your albums but want to check out more Spoon and Muse 1st.

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My first from @shuke's list is Mockingbird Time by The Jayhawks.

I'm familiar with the band, and have enjoyed everything I've ever heard by them. I've never listened to an entire album by them, though, and was wondering how they would play over a dozen or so songs in a single sitting.

I always thought these guys sounded like Parsons-era Byrds but, after listening to this record, I think I have a better comparison - Buffalo Springfield. "Stand Out In The Rain", in particular, reminds me of them.

I actually like the harmony singing better than when one takes the lead (the lead on the title track annoys me for some reason). Everything sounds great and the guitars are used particularly well. 

My favorite song on the album is "She Walks In So Many Ways".

Next up: Restless Ones by Heartless Bastards.

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Random album from @Binky The Doormat's island

Caught in the Act - Grand Funk Railroad (1975)

My limited knowledge of Grand Funk comes from a couple of years earlier; my junior HS buddy Jeff Chmielewski had a copy of We're An American Band on gold vinyl that we used to listen to all the time. 

Grand Funk was popular at the time but are largely overlooked today.  You just don't hear their brand of boogie based Hard Rock anymore.  I guess it evolved into Metal but that's a more narrowly defined genre than what Grand Funk was doing with the vestiges of 60s Garage Rock spiced with a bit of Caucasian R&B.  This one's a live album released originally as a double LP but later squeezed down to an 80 minute CD.

It's an early Todd Rundgren production and still sounds pretty good.  Mark Farner is a solid frontman and they have a good setlist of originals and covers (although my favorite song by the band "Bad Time" is left off). I think the thing that dates the album the most is its heavy reliance on the Hammond organ.  The keyboardist adds right hand chords on almost all the songs which I guess gives the guitar player more space for leads.  But it's not a sound you hear much anymore.

It was a fun nostalgic listen although it bogged down towards the end with a 9 minute drum solo, a stretched out version of Inside Looking Out and a cover of Gimme Shelter for an encore.  You probably had to be there to truly enjoy the final 30 minutes of this record.

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I guess I'll roll another random Binky next.

Rolled a 37 so we're staying put in 1975 with Caught in the Act by ELO.

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6 minutes ago, Eephus said:

Random album from @Binky The Doormat's island

Caught in the Act - Grand Funk Railroad (1975)

My limited knowledge of Grand Funk comes from a couple of years earlier; my junior HS buddy Jeff Chmielewski had a copy of We're An American Band on gold vinyl that we used to listen to all the time. 

Grand Funk was popular at the time but are largely overlooked today.  You just don't hear their brand of boogie based Hard Rock anymore.  I guess it evolved into Metal but that's a more narrowly defined genre than what Grand Funk was doing with the vestiges of 60s Garage Rock spiced with a bit of Caucasian R&B.  This one's a live album released originally as a double LP but later squeezed down to an 80 minute CD.

It's an early Todd Rundgren production and still sounds pretty good.  Mark Farner is a solid frontman and they have a good setlist of originals and covers (although my favorite song by the band "Bad Time" is left off). I think the thing that dates the album the most is its heavy reliance on the Hammond organ.  The keyboardist adds right hand chords on almost all the songs which I guess gives the guitar player more space for leads.  But it's not a sound you hear much anymore.

It was a fun nostalgic listen although it bogged down towards the end with a 9 minute drum solo, a stretched out version of Inside Looking Out and a cover of Gimme Shelter for an encore.  You probably had to be there to truly enjoy the final 30 minutes of this record.

I wore this sucker out. 

I liked their cover of "Gimme Shelter", but I agree that "Inside Looking Out" is WAY too long. 

I always like the intro to "We're An American Band" with the little kid voices counting off what they wanted to be when they grew up.

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16 minutes ago, Uruk-Hai said:

My first from @shuke's list is Mockingbird Time by The Jayhawks.

I'm familiar with the band, and have enjoyed everything I've ever heard by them. I've never listened to an entire album by them, though, and was wondering how they would play over a dozen or so songs in a single sitting.

I always thought these guys sounded like Parsons-era Byrds but, after listening to this record, I think I have a better comparison - Buffalo Springfield. "Stand Out In The Rain", in particular, reminds me of them.

I actually like the harmony singing better than when one takes the lead (the lead on the title track annoys me for some reason). Everything sounds great and the guitars are used particularly well. 

My favorite song on the album is "She Walks In So Many Ways".

Next up: Restless Ones by Heartless Bastards.

I should add that, as far as I know, I've never heard a Heartless Bastards song. I'm a little askeered. Are they like @Nigel Tufnel's ####ed Up band?

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Daft Punk - Discovery 

I purposefully did not read anything about this record nor look to see which songs @Steve Tasker took for the playlist, as I didn't want to be influenced in any way.  

Not going into great detail on the musicality here but just my impressions and whether I liked it or not.  Overall I enjoyed this much more than I expected considering I am not usually one to listen to electronic or house music.  This record combined so many styles that I shouldn't even classify it that way; it was a terrific blend of elements of different types of music, and I felt like it flowed and held together as a whole very nicely. 

One More Time – This start off fun.  Makes me want to Jazzercise.  Is that still a thing?  Oh, that autotuned voice.  Oh, that's yucky.  There are not a lot of lyrics here, are there?  Why do I keep picturing Flashdance?  What am I supposed to do while listening to this?  If I were dancing, this slowed down part would throw me off.  Does this get played at a lot of NBA games? Sounds like it would be.

Aerodynamic – Much more musically interesting to me than the first.  Nice blend of styles, good funk plus baroque??  Ah, short and sweet.  Enjoyed that a lot.  Was surprised when it ended; I was just getting into the groove.  This would be great background music for…something.  I'm not sure what.  [Listened a second time after running through the whole album and noticed even more interesting stuff going on.  Great song.]

Digital Love – Starts out like the theme song to an 80s show, maybe one with Greg Evigan or the other guy from Bosom Buddies.  Vocal starts in…and it still sounds like that to me.  Not in an unpleasant way, though.  Definitely has a Greatest American Hero vibe to me.  I mean that as a compliment.  This is very smart, interesting music.  My fave so far.  Would listen again on purpose.  [I listened a second time later, and this was definitely my favorite on the record.]

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger – Why does every song remind me of 70s/80s TV and movies?  This starts like Fat Albert.  No, I do not like this one.

Crescendolls – This is nice enough.

Nightvision – Hey…soul train after dark.  Maybe Barry White will sing.  What’s this all about?  Just waiting for something to kick in and happen…and it never does.  Good palate cleanser, though.  I liked it.

Superheroes – I like this, but the thing is repeating way too long.  Like the last four minutes of Hey Jude, where it just repeats over and over.  Oh, 2:30 in something else happened.  I like that, too.  It reminds me of a harpsichord.  I like a harpsichord.  This is enjoyable.  [Listened to this one a second time later, too.]

High Life – No.

Something About Us – Funkier.  The “wah wahs” sound like “meows.”  The cats think so, too.  Hey look, lyrics!  That’s unusual.  Pleasant.

Voyager – Meh.

Veridis Quo – This makes me have a sad.  It’s very pretty, though.  Another one I’d listen to again on purpose.  

Short Circuit – Boring to me.

Face to Face – Not my thing but it's not bad.  I’d rather listen to old-school Michael Jackson or something.  Ending is kinda dumb, where they just shout out the name of the song.  Feels like when Paul McCartney sings “Mother Nature’s Son” at the end of that song and nearly ruins it.

Too Long – I agree.

 

My favorites:  Aerodynamic, Digital Love, Superheroes, and Veridis Quo.

Let's see what Tasker chose...Digital Love and Face to Face!  :hifive: on Digital Love.

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9 minutes ago, Uruk-Hai said:

I should add that, as far as I know, I've never heard a Heartless Bastards song. I'm a little askeered. Are they like @Nigel Tufnel's ####ed Up band?

Not at all. I think they’re more southern rocky?

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10 minutes ago, Uruk-Hai said:

I should add that, as far as I know, I've never heard a Heartless Bastards song. I'm a little askeered. Are they like @Nigel Tufnel's ####ed Up band?

If you have heard a Heartless Bastards song before it would probably be this one Only For You

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2 minutes ago, Nigel Tufnel said:

Not at all. I think they’re more southern rocky?

I'm still having nightmares about that song/video you linked me. 

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Just noticed on the spreadsheet: my 41.08 artist is LTD, not the album name as listed.

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2 minutes ago, Uruk-Hai said:

Just noticed on the spreadsheet: my 41.08 artist is LTD, not the album name as listed.

41.8  Uruk-Hai-  Togetherness --Togetherness  1978

this is what's in there at the moment ...let us know and we'll fix it

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5 minutes ago, Binky The Doormat said:

41.8  Uruk-Hai-  Togetherness --Togetherness  1978

this is what's in there at the moment ...let us know and we'll fix it

Change the band to LTD, please. :lol: I can tell no one knows who they are

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1 minute ago, Uruk-Hai said:

Change the band to LTD, please. :lol: I can tell no one knows who they are

sorry ...I do remember them now.  :bag:

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14 minutes ago, krista4 said:

Daft Punk - Discovery 

 

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger – Why does every song remind me of 70s/80s TV and movies?  This starts like Fat Albert.  No, I do not like this one.

 

What?! This inspired a whole sub-genre of Youtube videos. Just do a search for Daft Bodies or Daft Hands it was a thing for years.

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8 minutes ago, rcam said:

What?! This inspired a whole sub-genre of Youtube videos. Just do a search for Daft Bodies or Daft Hands it was a thing for years.

No thank you.

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Caught in the Act - Electric Light Orchestra (1975)   Drafted by @Binky The Doormat in round 37

Song by song impressions this time

 

Fire on High - Mostly instrumental introduction to the album.  The section with the violin soloing over the strummed guitars is very familiar but I never realized it was ELO.

Waterfall -  is a lovely ballad that sounds a bit like Queen with strings.  It probably wouldn't have been track #2 if this album was released today because Lynne would have frontloaded the hits. 

Evil Women, speaking of hits.  It's got that great clavinet riff in the chorus and plenty of cowbell.  Holds up better than Strange Magic.

Nightrider - Kind of Beatlesque but not particularly memorable.

Poker - Side 2 of the original album starts here with the rockinest song so far.  Slows down dramatically in the middle section for some Bee Gees harmonies before revving up again.

Strange Magic - More Beatles vibes from this one.  This is a song that's carried by its production.  Always loved the violin glissando in the chorus.  Weak bridge and lacked an ending.

Down Home Town - a change of pace number with a Country feel.  If Jeff Lynne wrote it a decade later, it would have been a good song for the Traveling Wilburys.  Could have done without the musical quote from Dixie at the end.  C'mon man read the room.

One Summer Dream - Anthemic album closer.  The strings are obviously a huge part of ELOs sound but I haven't commented on them until now because they're so well integrated.  The strings (and the background vocals which resemble strings) make this song.  Without them, it would be minutes of Jeff Lynne repeating the album title but with them, it's my favorite newly discovered song on the album.

 

Overall, it's a beautifully crafted album.  ELO has always been one of those bands I respected more than loved; Lynne's limitations as a singer always held me back but this brief refresher has me interested in exploring their catalog further.

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1 minute ago, krista4 said:

No thank you.

Have you seen Top Chef?

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3 minutes ago, Eephus said:

Caught in the Act - Electric Light Orchestra (1975)

Face The Music - appreciate the review!

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3 minutes ago, Eephus said:

Have you seen Top Chef?

Not yet!  Sometime today/tonight.

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3 minutes ago, Eephus said:

Caught in the Act - Electric Light Orchestra (1975)   Drafted by @Binky The Doormat in round 37

Song by song impressions this time

 

Fire on High - Mostly instrumental introduction to the album.  The section with the violin soloing over the strummed guitars is very familiar but I never realized it was ELO.

 

I think one of the broadcast networks used it as an intro to sporting events they televised back in the 70s - maybe NBC?

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7 minutes ago, Binky The Doormat said:

Face The Music - appreciate the review!

:bag:

Caught in the Act was the Grand Funk record

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6 minutes ago, Uruk-Hai said:

I think one of the broadcast networks used it as an intro to sporting events they televised back in the 70s - maybe NBC?

Bingo

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I listened to one of @Bonzai's albums a couple times today (Royal Headache). I just looked at my note this am on what I guessed I was getting (thought i would try this for anything i have 0 clue about):

Going to get a garage rock album that definitely skirts the line more to the punk side. 

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50 minutes ago, krista4 said:

Not yet!  Sometime today/tonight.

But I want to talk about it now!

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First stop on my visit to @krista4’a island is one of my choices: Big Star - #1 Record (1972), drafted 3.25

 

For some reason this never crossed my path, even though I’ve listened to a good amount of classic rock.  Maybe they didn’t get as much radio play here once I started getting into the earlier 70s stuff so I never sought them out.  Anyway, I’ve heard a lot about this group and album from drafts here as well as from a lot of the top album lists, so that’s why I picked this one first.  Notes were done later last night and today during my mid-day walk, so trying to remember all my reactions.

 

1 – Feel – I really like how the multiple guitars sound together.  It definitely sounds like they have more than 4 (+1) members.

 

2 - The Ballad of El Goodo – With the song title, I expected more of a Prog song (plus I kept thinking it said El Gordo).  Like the mellow vibe here and I definitely prefer Alex Chilton’s vocals to Bell’s.

 

3 - In the Street – Wait, I know this song. . . where is this from?  Ah! From That 70s Show!  I loved that show!  I like this version better than the Cheap Trick cover, although I think I missed the “Hello Wisconsin!”

 

4 – Thirteen – I can see how this is one of their more popular songs, I like this one a lot and will be adding it to some of my more mellow playlists.  I’m just hoping this isn’t a problematic love song to a really young girlfriend and/or a Jerry Lee Lewis cover.

 

5 - Don't Lie to Me – Quite the transition from the mellow previous song to this more traditional rock/blues song.  I liked the guitarxplosions toward the end.

 

6 - The India Song – Another somewhat awkward transition between songs, and I don’t get this one.  Sounds to me like a super group of Beach Boys and Mamas & Papas cover bands trying to venture into Prog Rock.

 

7 - When My Baby's Beside Me – I like this song, but feel a bit let down by the chorus, which is a bit shallow and repetetive for me.

 

8 - My Life Is Right – This song is the opposite for me, where the chorus is much better musically than the rest of the song.  Combine this chorus with the rest of the last song and we’ve got a jam.

 

9 - Give Me Another Chance – Really nice ballad, I like the guitar work, and dare I say some nice Beatle-ish harmonies?

 

10 - Try Again - I like the slide guitar.  Good song, but I would have preferred Chilton’s vocals on this one.  I could see this potentially being an influence on some of Stone Temple Pilots later work (not that I’m comparing the two, just seems like a similar sound).

 

11 - Watch the Sunrise – I like this one too – surprise, it’s another Chilton led song.

 

12 - ST 100/6 – Really nice start to this one, with more of that Beatle-like harmonizing.  It tailed off a bit towards the end, but nice finish to the album.

 

 

Overall, I really enjoyed this album and will definitely listen to it again.  There were a few weird song transitions in the middle but I mostly like the flow of the album. I definitely prefer Chilton’s vocals and his songs were my favorite ones of the bunch.  I will for sure add a few of these songs to some of my playlists.  Great start to my visit to Krista’s island.

 

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@Yo Mama, have you listened to Nick Drake at all?  I was just thinking of that as an alternative to Elliott Smith for your lo-fi choice on my island.  I think you might like that a little more, but who knows.

And yes, "Thirteen" was looking back sweetly, not an ode to an inappropriate relationship.  :)  Glad you enjoyed the record!

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OK, just closed a buyout deal.  Gonna reward myself with...Top Chef!

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5 minutes ago, krista4 said:

@Yo Mama, have you listened to Nick Drake at all?  I was just thinking of that as an alternative to Elliott Smith for your lo-fi choice on my island.  I think you might like that a little more, but who knows.

And yes, "Thirteen" was looking back sweetly, not an ode to an inappropriate relationship.  :)  Glad you enjoyed the record!

I have not listened to Nick Drake, so I’ll defer to whichever you recommend more between the two. 

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