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"What are you listening to right now?" thread
9 January 2014
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As it was the late Syd Barret's birthday recently, I've spent a few days listening, and in a lot of cases re-discovering, his music. Some of it is a little hard on the ears, but I like it a lot more than most. I can't help but feel sad, though, because of what happened to him. Which is perhaps a bit silly, but there you go.

This is what I've got on at the moment, the original version of the song 'Candy and a Currant Bun' by Floyd:

 

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

9 January 2014
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^ I have been thinking about getting the Barrett CD that Dave Gilmour put together, it would go nicely with my Floyd Discovery box.

My latest listen has been Abbey Road - for the first time in 20 years or so - on my new sound system - wow :)

I remember from back then I liked the 2nd 'side' more than the first, still feel the same.

11 January 2014
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I am up to the Wedding Album right now.  With advance apologies to ET half of it is as mind-numbingly tedious as George's Electronic Sound was.

The opening track, John and Yoko, seems to last forever; what was mildly amusing after 2 minutes was deadly boring after 5, let alone how long it actually lasts.  Some of Amsterdam is mildly interesting in a Fly On The Wall way, the bonus tracks on my edition are not too bad - some B-sides from the John & Yoko / Plastic Ono Band singles I hadn't heard before - including a Don't Worry Kyoko of about the length I can manage (just over 2 minutes).  But, whatever anyone says, Yoko cannot sing - at least on the evidence here.  I had some friends who wanted their daughter to be a singer, they sent her to lessons etc. but the poor kid could not carry a tune - the same goes here - and it is obvious she is trying to - not singing out of tune for 'art'.

As an aside, one of our threads mentioned a preference for John doing the Good Night song from the White Album, there is a cameo of it here.  Also, as noted in another thread, this has the full version of the live preview of the John - Yoko ad nauseum thing.

11 January 2014
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As I type I am part way through 'Side 2' of Plastic Ono Band - Live Peace in Toronto 1969.  The backing to the first track on the side was nice, some of the feedback is interesting - as usual I personally feel the vocals ruin both tracks.  I recall hearing that when you buy the album in 2nd-hand shops the first side is often worn and scratched, the second is close to pristine.  That about says it all for me.

Luckily the album has Yoko's 'contribution' to Side 1 at reduced volume compared to the film version I have on DVD.  I guess there is no point in revisiting what she thinks her shrieks add to Dizzy Miss Lizzy:)

[EDIT] Preview of 1972 - I actually like some of her tracks on Sometime in New York City, just so you don't think I am completely one-track on Yoko.

11 January 2014
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I seem to be on a roll.

Lightning Bolt by Pearl Jam.  It is erasing some recent unpleasant listening experiences :)

12 January 2014
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Was: 

You're Sixteen (You're Beautiful and You're Mine) - Ringo Starr 

You're So Cool - Jim Babjak's Buzzed Meg

 

Am: 

You're So Good To Me - The Beach Boys 

I'm Necko.  I'm like Ringo except I wear necklaces.
13 January 2014
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"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

13 January 2014
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13 January 2014
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I was gonna put this in "Beatley Moments" but I think it maybe fits better here...

I'm listening to "The White Album" right now and "I'm So Tired" was just on..  right as John sang "I'll have another cigarette.." I was grabbing a smoke out of my pack…  weird…  a-hard-days-night-john-7  Get out of my head John!  (I am "so" tired as well, getting late here...)

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

14 January 2014
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14 January 2014
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Have also decided that i'm going to listen to all of Paul's studio albums (including related singles & officially released outtakes) chronologically all the way from McCartney to New - the mid-80's period is quite a scary thought. Already done his debut. Ooh You has grown on me and is actually enjoyable, The Lovely Linda can be filed alongside Maggie May and Dig It in the "any longer it would be annoying but as it is it's a good listen". 

Overall side 1 (TLL to Man We Was Lonely) is a very pleasant and enjoyable listening experience (have always loved Man We Was Lonely), side 2 is when things begin to plod along a little with tracks like Teddy Boy (dull filler - "boring people doing boring things"), Momma Miss America & Koreen-Akrore (both too rambling and a little unexciting). Singalong Junk is far more preferable to Junk with it's lovely piano however. Maybe I'm Amazed from One Hand Clapping has a fabulous Paul vocal by the way.

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15 January 2014
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meanmistermustard said
Have also decided that i'm going to listen to all of Paul's studio albums (including related singles & officially released outtakes) chronologically all the way from McCartney to New - the mid-80's period is quite a scary thought. Already done his debut. Ooh You has grown on me and is actually enjoyable, The Lovely Linda can be filed alongside Maggie May and Dig It in the "any longer it would be annoying but as it is it's a good listen". 

Overall side 1 (TLL to Man We Was Lonely) is a very pleasant and enjoyable listening experience (have always loved Man We Was Lonely), side 2 is when things begin to plod along a little with tracks like Teddy Boy (dull filler - "boring people doing boring things"), Momma Miss America & Koreen-Akrore (both too rambling and a little unexciting). Singalong Junk is far more preferable to Junk with it's lovely piano however. Maybe I'm Amazed from One Hand Clapping has a fabulous Paul vocal by the way.

Must say I adore exactly 1 minute of Kreen-Akrore. From 2:35 to 3:35.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?f.....YCqI#t=155

The link should jump you to the right spot in the song/video.

15 January 2014
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meanmistermustard said
Have also decided that i'm going to listen to all of Paul's studio albums (including related singles & officially released outtakes) chronologically all the way from McCartney to New - the mid-80's period is quite a scary thought. Already done his debut. Ooh You has grown on me and is actually enjoyable, The Lovely Linda can be filed alongside Maggie May and Dig It in the "any longer it would be annoying but as it is it's a good listen". 

Overall side 1 (TLL to Man We Was Lonely) is a very pleasant and enjoyable listening experience (have always loved Man We Was Lonely), side 2 is when things begin to plod along a little with tracks like Teddy Boy (dull filler - "boring people doing boring things"), Momma Miss America & Koreen-Akrore (both too rambling and a little unexciting). Singalong Junk is far more preferable to Junk with it's lovely piano however. Maybe I'm Amazed from One Hand Clapping has a fabulous Paul vocal by the way.

Nice one mmm - look forward to hearing how they sound to you now, particularly the ones you haven't listened to in a while.

Does this mean Broad Street will get a spin?  :)

15 January 2014
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Ahhh Girl said

meanmistermustard said
Have also decided that i'm going to listen to all of Paul's studio albums (including related singles & officially released outtakes) chronologically all the way from McCartney to New - the mid-80's period is quite a scary thought. Already done his debut. Ooh You has grown on me and is actually enjoyable, The Lovely Linda can be filed alongside Maggie May and Dig It in the "any longer it would be annoying but as it is it's a good listen". 

Overall side 1 (TLL to Man We Was Lonely) is a very pleasant and enjoyable listening experience (have always loved Man We Was Lonely), side 2 is when things begin to plod along a little with tracks like Teddy Boy (dull filler - "boring people doing boring things"), Momma Miss America & Koreen-Akrore (both too rambling and a little unexciting). Singalong Junk is far more preferable to Junk with it's lovely piano however. Maybe I'm Amazed from One Hand Clapping has a fabulous Paul vocal by the way.

Must say I adore exactly 1 minute of Kreen-Akrore. From 2:35 to 3:35.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?f.....YCqI#t=155

The link should jump you to the right spot in the song/video.

I like the "ahh" section (definitely not John this one) from 1:55 -> 2:20 and its cool to know that one of the effects is an actual bow and arrow that Paul fired.

There is a little guitar riff at 3:38 which was later developed or found its way into Summer's Day Song (on McCartney II) by the way - as soon as i heard it i was singing SDS. 

Going off topic - who's the irritant in this video doing a spoof video of SDS and is it meant to be funny or simply annoying?

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15 January 2014
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meanmistermustard said

Ahhh Girl said

meanmistermustard said
Have also decided that i'm going to listen to all of Paul's studio albums (including related singles & officially released outtakes) chronologically all the way from McCartney to New - the mid-80's period is quite a scary thought. Already done his debut. Ooh You has grown on me and is actually enjoyable, The Lovely Linda can be filed alongside Maggie May and Dig It in the "any longer it would be annoying but as it is it's a good listen". 

Overall side 1 (TLL to Man We Was Lonely) is a very pleasant and enjoyable listening experience (have always loved Man We Was Lonely), side 2 is when things begin to plod along a little with tracks like Teddy Boy (dull filler - "boring people doing boring things"), Momma Miss America & Koreen-Akrore (both too rambling and a little unexciting). Singalong Junk is far more preferable to Junk with it's lovely piano however. Maybe I'm Amazed from One Hand Clapping has a fabulous Paul vocal by the way.

Must say I adore exactly 1 minute of Kreen-Akrore. From 2:35 to 3:35.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?f.....YCqI#t=155

The link should jump you to the right spot in the song/video.

I like the "ahh" section (definitely not John this one) from 1:55 -> 2:20 and its cool to know that one of the effects is an actual bow and arrow that Paul fired.

There is a little guitar riff at 3:38 which was later developed or found its way into Summer's Day Song (on McCartney II) by the way - as soon as i heard it i was singing SDS. 

Going off topic - who's the irritant in this video doing a spoof video of SDS and is it meant to be funny or simply annoying?

Well, now we need to find someone who likes the first minute and 55 seconds of the song and the 3 of us can share it.

And, yeah, that SDS video needs to be taken off the internet for all our sakes. Seriously. That's a crime against Paul in my opinion.

 

15 January 2014
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For some reason I can't seem to save an image.

I was listening to Bob Dylan's first album in mono - "insert picture and interesting commentary here".

15 January 2014
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trcanberra said

Listening to silence, eh? Profound.

15 January 2014
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Ahhh Girl said

trcanberra said

Listening to silence, eh? Profound.

Hmm - I have created and previewed a post twice - looks fine - and then when I save it is blank.  I think I'll give up for a bit - too annoying in this heat.

 

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trcanberra said

Ahhh Girl said

trcanberra said

Listening to silence, eh? Profound.

Hmm - I have created and previewed a post twice - looks fine - and then when I save it is blank.  I think I'll give up for a bit - too annoying in this heat.

 

Yeah, just chill and relax.

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What I was saying about the album was along the lines of "nice country/blues, well played and recorded".  It sold around 5,000 copies on release apparently, probably one or two more since.  Considering Bob's age at the time it is pretty amazing stuff.

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