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"What are you listening to right now?" thread
26 July 2022
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I’ve heard this one not (hardly) at all…friend @montyclift who won his copy in some christian youth contest in ’77/78 swears that “Lizzie” version is definitive 

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I don’t know how they coped with the screaming. 15 seconds with it toned down was more than enough for me. I don’t think I could listen to that full album ahdn_george_05

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Damn! This is something I never thought I’d see/hear. Joni Mitchell on the Newport Folk Festival stage on 24 July 2022, the first time since the 1969 festival. More importantly, her first live performance (with lots of support from friends) since her brain aneurysm in 2015 (and even then she hadn’t done a full set since the Wiltern in LA on 13 November 2002). I knew about the private Joni Jams get-togethers at her home, but had discounted the idea she’d ever go on stage again.

This is the full Joni Jams set from Newport, john-lennon-salute_gif Brandi Carlile for helping this piece of magic happen, pieced together from official footage and (mainly) audience footage posted by Amy Karibian.

A lot of this had me close to tears.

Introduction (Paul is among those mentioned)

Carey

Come in from the Cold

Help Me

A Case of You

Big Yellow Taxi

Just Like This Train (she’s only just learning to play the guitar again)

Why Do Fools Fall in Love

Amelia

Love Potion No. 9

Shine

Summertime

Both Sides Now

The Circle Game

(Put together offline, hence the non-usual typeface.)

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The Beatles Bible 2020 non-Canon Poll Part One: 1958-1963 and Part Two: 1964-August 1966

27 July 2022
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I’ve been streaming a lot of late 60s/early 70s soul albums recently, and it’s always a nice bonus surprise (happens pretty frequently) when I play an album without looking at the track titles and am soon confronted with a Beatles cover. 

…and again!

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I don’t know how they coped with the screaming. 15 seconds with it toned down was more than enough for me. I don’t think I could listen to that full album ahdn_george_05

It’s distracting and irritating at times, yeah…but the beatlemaniacs_02_gifbeatlemaniacs_02_gifbeatlemaniacs_02_gif can also be kinda exciting, at certain musically ecstatic points (“Twist And Shout ” climaxes, “WOO”+dual head shakes in “She Loves You “), like a LOUD fifth instrument. I found the album pretty good overall (and I was a longtime Beatles live skeptic until hearing the amazing Star-Club tape five years ago.) I really like how “Ticket” rides into double-time for that brief coda, wish they could’ve extended that into a Yardbirds style raveup for a minute or three…

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I need to be careful of this one (Marvin Gaye’s Yesterday ). It has the power to change my mood for the entire day a-hard-days-night-paul-10

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Wow, a little coffee and a listen to the Stunning was a great wake up call this morning! The instrumental portions reminded of the E Street Band when Clarence was still alive.

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I’m on a bit of a Paul Simon/Simon & Garfunkel kick. I’ve loved Graceland for as long as I can remember, and listened through on a car journey today. Now I’m listening to Bridge Over Troubled Water. I have no memory of ever having listened to this album before, but all the songs are so familiar I can sing along. I wonder if my Dad had it on vinyl? Or if I’ve just picked them all up by osmosis over the years.

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I haven’t played Bridge Over Troubled Water for a while, but certainly a great album in my opinion. I’ll listen to it again soon.

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I’ve got a few Mahavishnu Orchestra CDs, all representing the original 5 piece lineup (great stuff), but don’t believe I’ve ever heard this George Martin-produced effort from 1974, with mostly different musicians (plus the LSO.)

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vonbontee said
I’ve got a few Mahavishnu Orchestra CDs, all representing the original 5 piece lineup (great stuff), but don’t believe I’ve ever heard this George Martin-produced effort from 1974, with mostly different musicians (plus the LSO)

VERDICT: Some exciting moments, and of course the musicianship is spectacular, but a little dull and background-musicish on whole. George’s best arranging moments are reminiscent of his “Live And Let Die ” work, and also of Jeff Beck’s own first full-on jazz-rock effort “Blow By Blow” 

Now playing: the one and only album by Boston’s The Remains, from 1966 (year they opened for Beatles in USA tour.) Pretty good little album, more in the Stones mold than Beatles (but both are there)

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Kate Bush was on the BBC last night and the music was at times bizarre but very good. This morning ‘Cloudbusting’ was on a TV music channel and the song is fantastic. 

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I used to see that video/song a lot on Canada’s video network “MuchMusic” occasionally upon its ’85 premiere, but it was too advanced and arty for 18 year old vonbontee to appreciate properly. It was a very high-profile video, with the star power of Sutherland’s substantial appearance. Cooler schoolmates than myself no doubt loved Kate’s “Hounds” album at the time; it took me a couple of further decades to appreciate it in the downloading era. And of course, now the Netflix era has brought it into prominence again! apple01

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Yeah. Kate is one of those artists that has to click to have a chance of understanding and I am one of them, mainly as a lot of the music is different to most else. I’ve heard this a couple of times now and have no idea what to make of it yet it’s really enjoyable.

 

Her performances are captivating as well, which can be quite unusual for TV promos, so I recommend watching the BBC compilation of some of them which is currently on the iPlayer, or elsewhere online.

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Her videos – indeed, her visual sense and performance abilities – are remarkable too

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Listening to my “Beatles Do Berry” Youtube playlist 

(A work in progress hopefully, please suggest any I may have missed heart)

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I’ve liked some Frank Zappa material for a few years now (mostly Hot Rats, Freak Out, and a few others here and there), but the past few days I’ve been on a real kick and keep discovering great songs. The whole One Size Fits All album has been on repeat today. ‘Inca Roads’ is amazing, obviously, but this one is great too. 

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 That one’s always been a favourite (sometimes THE favourite) among much of the Zappa cult; it’s not a particular favourite of my own (CD is still one of about 20 I’ve got), but Frank’s amazing guitar tone and soloing keep improving. And his musicians are astonishing, of course, as they need to be to execute those convoluted compositions. My favourites with (almost) the same lineup and similar approach are “Overnite Sensation” and the live “Roxy & Elsewhere”), from 1973-4. apple01

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The Pogues – Rainy Night In Soho

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Really prefer this “Words Of Love ” to the BFS take – to my ears, it’s dragged down by those incessant, polite handclaps on every beat. (Also really dig George’s wiggy guitar solo on “Lucille “)

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