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"What are you listening to right now?" thread
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Earlier - Inspired by hearing that Coup album upthread, I've been getting my hip-hop rocks off for the last few days, not only checking out a few other albums of theirs, but also Qman faves Digable Planets (diggable indeed) and Roxanne Shante's "The Bitch is Back". 

Now - first movement of Famous Beethoven's "Harp" quartet

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Bob took a break after 1966, and so did I. I'm restarting the marathon (looking at doing 1967 to 1976 in part two) in the next day or two. I've ummed and ahhed about whether I would wait until I reached 1975, but too many questions about things that contradict the chronology that I know I needed a listen.

Mick Ronson's lead guitar is constantly surprising and the anchor. The Joan Baez duets are stunning, and it's great to finally have Never Let Me Go officially released. While you'd think the Joanie duets would be the most fascinating, the really fascinating duets (for me, at least) are between Bobby's voice and Scarlet Rivera's gypsy violin.

14 discs of Bobby firing on all cylinders, supported by a fantastic band called Guam.

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Von Bontee said
Earlier - Inspired by that Coup upthread, I've been getting my hip-hop rocks off for the last few days, not only checking out a few other albums of theirs, but also Qman faves Digable Planets (diggable indeed) and Roxanne Shante's "The Bitch is Back". 

Heh, their song 'It's Good To Be Here' came on shuffle just as I read this. One of the best things about being both a jazz and hip-hop fan is recognising samples in the latter from albums you've heard from the former - in this case I only just twigged that the intro to 'It's Good To Be Here' comes from Herbie Hancock's 'Rain Dance', which I heard in a marathon of his stuff I was doing the other week. 

Now listening to the debut album from Tom Misch, a songwriter who mixes hip-hop-esque beats with his own wonderful jazz guitar playing. This song has a cool feature from jazz-hop legends De La Soul. 

 

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Haha yeah, I went "aha, 'Rain Dance!" upon hearing that track

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Von Bontee said
Haha yeah, I went "aha..."

Apologies, I got distracted at that point...

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Remember those fabulous '80s??

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If you remember living through the '60s you weren't really there, as the saying goes, while if you remember living through the '80s...

...unfortunately you were!!! a-hard-days-night-george-10a-hard-days-night-george-10

But my teenage years are where (some of a-hard-days-night-george-10) my guilty pleasures are found... mccartney-shrug_01_gif

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First listen, a well-regarded prog power trio lp from 1970

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'Map Of Your Head' - Muse (So happy-sounding and so angsty at the same time ahdn_john_08_gif)

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Released on this day in 1972:

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David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars

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Radiohead - OK Computer (released on this day in 1997)

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Oh! Thank you for letting me know! I'm listening to Heathen now, but I'll just skip to the last song and then do Ziggy. john-lennon-salute_gif

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Beginning a marathon of King Crimson's studio work since it has all just arrived on Spotify, starting with their amazing debut, the only album of theirs I have heard thus far. 

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The Monkees - Listen to the Band/Someday Man Single 
The Monkees - The Monkees Present: Micky, David & Michael 
The Monkees - Changes 
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Ooh, King Crimson! A teenage (and post teen) favourite. Robert Fripp is a guitar god of mine. 

Bonus Beatle fun when you reach KC album #3, "Lizard": "Happy Family" is an allegory about the Beatles breakup  (you can spot em on the full size cover too!)

EP, do you have the Dolenz/Jones/Boyce/Hart LP?

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(I only know him from Bowie's records a-hard-days-night-john-6 but) Robert Fripp is amazing. john-lennon-salute_gif

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vonbontee said
 

EP, do you have the Dolenz/Jones/Boyce/Hart LP?

  

Unfortunately I don't have that one.

I might give it a listen on Youtube along with The Point Soundtrack at some stage. 

Do you have it? 

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No, sadly. My Monkees discography is miniscule, ownershipwise. 

I need to rewatch "Head" eventually.

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I have no idea what he's on about half the time but I love to hear him ramble on . . . ahdn_john_08_gif
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vonbontee said
No, sadly. My Monkees discography is miniscule, ownershipwise. 

I need to rewatch "Head" eventually.

  

I still need to get the Deluxe Editions of the albums and I want to delve into Mike's solo work as well.

 

I also need to watch "Head" again. 

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