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« Reply #1020 on: January 11, 2018, 11:13:11 PM »


Every time I put the Doors on*, I am reminded just how bloody great they were.

*Apart from The End


The End is terrific.  OK the Oedipal section is a bit uncomfortable, but the band play magnificently throughout.

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« Reply #1021 on: January 12, 2018, 07:15:05 AM »


The End is terrific.


It's one of the few Doors tunes I really love...(says more about me than I'd care to consider, I imagine)  Grin
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« Reply #1022 on: January 13, 2018, 04:49:15 PM »

I've just bought Strange Days this week - a second hand remastered version for a quid - which is the price I've paid for all of my Doors albums, except LA Woman which was new and half of a two for a fiver deal. I'm only missing The Soft Parade at this point.
I'm not a huge fan, apart from Riders On The Storm, which is awesome. Then there's the hits which are OK, but there's some - to me - average pub rock blues and some 'poetic' pretentiousness.
Planet Rock, however, played Peace Frog on a regular basis, and it wore me down and now I like it.
So....I'm buying the albums on the cheap, as and when I come across them, with a view to giving them a listen and maybe reappraising their body of work.
Mind you, I bought three of them eighteen months ago and haven't played any of them yet.
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« Reply #1023 on: January 13, 2018, 10:42:41 PM »

The Transports CD!
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« Reply #1024 on: January 14, 2018, 11:07:25 AM »


I've just bought Strange Days this week - a second hand remastered version for a quid - which is the price I've paid for all of my Doors albums, except LA Woman which was new and half of a two for a fiver deal. I'm only missing The Soft Parade at this point.
I'm not a huge fan, apart from Riders On The Storm, which is awesome. Then there's the hits which are OK, but there's some - to me - average pub rock blues and some 'poetic' pretentiousness.
Planet Rock, however, played Peace Frog on a regular basis, and it wore me down and now I like it.
So....I'm buying the albums on the cheap, as and when I come across them, with a view to giving them a listen and maybe reappraising their body of work.
Mind you, I bought three of them eighteen months ago and haven't played any of them yet.



Riders on the Storm is IMO probably one of the worst things they put out.
Please also bear in mind that ‘pub rock’ was still maybe 8-10years away when this stuff was created.
I say this all the time, you needed to be around at the time to appreciate a lot of ‘60s music.  Grin
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« Reply #1025 on: January 14, 2018, 11:19:34 AM »

Robert Wyatt : Rock Bottom  (Domino LP, 2008).
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« Reply #1026 on: January 14, 2018, 05:33:20 PM »


Robert Wyatt : Rock Bottom  (Domino LP, 2008).


One of my favourite albums  of all times.Well done have a house point!
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« Reply #1027 on: January 14, 2018, 06:18:09 PM »

Richard Thompson - Henry The Human Fly

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« Reply #1028 on: January 15, 2018, 10:04:49 AM »



I've just bought Strange Days this week - a second hand remastered version for a quid - which is the price I've paid for all of my Doors albums, except LA Woman which was new and half of a two for a fiver deal. I'm only missing The Soft Parade at this point.
I'm not a huge fan, apart from Riders On The Storm, which is awesome. Then there's the hits which are OK, but there's some - to me - average pub rock blues and some 'poetic' pretentiousness.
Planet Rock, however, played Peace Frog on a regular basis, and it wore me down and now I like it.
So....I'm buying the albums on the cheap, as and when I come across them, with a view to giving them a listen and maybe reappraising their body of work.
Mind you, I bought three of them eighteen months ago and haven't played any of them yet.



Riders on the Storm is IMO probably one of the worst things they put out.
Please also bear in mind that ‘pub rock’ was still maybe 8-10years away when this stuff was created.
I say this all the time, you needed to be around at the time to appreciate a lot of ‘60s music.  Grin


That's true about Pub Rock, certainly - but I wasn't really referring to that era - there's still a zillion pub rock blues bands around today that do that sort of stuff, and I've been in a few myself. There were probably some around before the Doors, too, from whence came The Stones and Pretty Things and those guys.
I was sort of there in the Sixties though, and musically aware too...I first sang in front of people at the age of three doing the hot hits of 1968, including The Legend of Xanadu, complete with voice over and whip cracks. I actually remember the first Radio 1 broadcast happening the year before. I didn't do many festivals, or buy records though, so I'm a bit behind in that respect.
By the turn of the decade I was already into your Black Nights, Paranoids, Alright Nows and any rock stuff that had loud guitars in, as well as the, albeit commercial side, of psychedelia of my younger days like Hole In My Shoe, Itchygoo Park and, especially The Move (Fire Brigade was in my debut 'set' too.)
So relatively speaking, I was a veteran at six and a half when Riders came out, and I've always loved it's atmospheric sense of menace, which made it stand out from the other stuff of the day. Perhaps it was me expecting more like that that disappointed me when I listened to unfamiliar Doors album tracks.
Maybe soon, when I get round to listening to these albums, I'll be a born again Doors nut.
I have so much still to listen too, I should get on with it - I daren't let Jules know I haven't ever heard Younger Than Yesterday.  Shocked
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« Reply #1029 on: January 15, 2018, 10:32:04 AM »


I daren't let Jules know I haven't ever heard Younger Than Yesterday.  Shocked


You'll be OK.  He won't have the attention span to make it to the end of your post.
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« Reply #1030 on: January 15, 2018, 01:52:14 PM »

The Albion Band - Light Shining

Whilst I can appreciate that Cathy leSurfs voice divides opinion I like this incarnation of the Albions and I quite like her voice when she's not pushing it too much and it's still quite 'breathey' IYKWIM. Having recently got Ashley's Kicking Up The Sawdust which completed my 60/70s collection of his major releases (so, not including all the subsequent archival BBC sessions and live CDs) I'm now trying to extend my collection to include the 1980s releases I'm missing. I have Stella Maris and Give Me A Saddle... on order, and then I might leave it at that - try as I might I just can't get into the 1990s acoustic version of the band.

For anyone else exploring Ashley and the Albions, the following thread (started by Al/Gub about 10 years ago!) is useful:

http://www.talkawhile.co.uk/yabbse/index.php?topic=27684.0
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« Reply #1031 on: January 15, 2018, 05:51:59 PM »



I daren't let Jules know I haven't ever heard Younger Than Yesterday.  Shocked


You'll be OK.  He won't have the attention span to make it to the end of your post.


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« Reply #1032 on: January 15, 2018, 05:57:42 PM »




I've just bought Strange Days this week - a second hand remastered version for a quid - which is the price I've paid for all of my Doors albums, except LA Woman which was new and half of a two for a fiver deal. I'm only missing The Soft Parade at this point.
I'm not a huge fan, apart from Riders On The Storm, which is awesome. Then there's the hits which are OK, but there's some - to me - average pub rock blues and some 'poetic' pretentiousness.
Planet Rock, however, played Peace Frog on a regular basis, and it wore me down and now I like it.
So....I'm buying the albums on the cheap, as and when I come across them, with a view to giving them a listen and maybe reappraising their body of work.
Mind you, I bought three of them eighteen months ago and haven't played any of them yet.



Riders on the Storm is IMO probably one of the worst things they put out.
Please also bear in mind that ‘pub rock’ was still maybe 8-10years away when this stuff was created.
I say this all the time, you needed to be around at the time to appreciate a lot of ‘60s music.  Grin


That's true about Pub Rock, certainly - but I wasn't really referring to that era - there's still a zillion pub rock blues bands around today that do that sort of stuff, and I've been in a few myself. There were probably some around before the Doors, too, from whence came The Stones and Pretty Things and those guys.
I was sort of there in the Sixties though, and musically aware too...I first sang in front of people at the age of three doing the hot hits of 1968, including The Legend of Xanadu, complete with voice over and whip cracks. I actually remember the first Radio 1 broadcast happening the year before. I didn't do many festivals, or buy records though, so I'm a bit behind in that respect.
By the turn of the decade I was already into your Black Nights, Paranoids, Alright Nows and any rock stuff that had loud guitars in, as well as the, albeit commercial side, of psychedelia of my younger days like Hole In My Shoe, Itchygoo Park and, especially The Move (Fire Brigade was in my debut 'set' too.)
So relatively speaking, I was a veteran at six and a half when Riders came out, and I've always loved it's atmospheric sense of menace, which made it stand out from the other stuff of the day. Perhaps it was me expecting more like that that disappointed me when I listened to unfamiliar Doors album tracks.
Maybe soon, when I get round to listening to these albums, I'll be a born again Doors nut.
I have so much still to listen too, I should get on with it - I daren't let Jules know I haven't ever heard Younger Than Yesterday.  Shocked


 Wink  I’d like to experience some footage of that ‘Legend of Xanadu’ moment!
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« Reply #1033 on: January 15, 2018, 08:01:26 PM »

Sadly, in 1968 home video recording was unavailable.
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« Reply #1034 on: January 15, 2018, 08:24:20 PM »


Sadly, in 1968 home video recording was unavailable.


No Super 8 then?
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« Reply #1035 on: January 15, 2018, 10:19:38 PM »

There have been whispers of some surviving Kinetoscope footage, but the archives were not well catalogued.
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« Reply #1036 on: January 16, 2018, 07:11:11 AM »


There have been whispers of some surviving Kinetoscope footage, but the archives were not well catalogued.


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« Reply #1037 on: January 16, 2018, 11:42:39 AM »


Richard Thompson - Henry The Human Fly

Jules


Still a hard one to beat in his catalogue, IMO. I seldom play it now, but I used to a lot - it's ingrained in my inner ear. A fine set of songs.
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« Reply #1038 on: January 16, 2018, 02:17:54 PM »



Richard Thompson - Henry The Human Fly


Still a hard one to beat in his catalogue, IMO.


IMO also.

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« Reply #1039 on: January 16, 2018, 05:48:53 PM »

Clearly his best solo album (to me).  There's a couple of Richard & Linda albums I'd toy with challenging it at the top of the pile, but, yeah, it's all there...   He was, it is staggering to remind one self when one thinks what he had done to that date, just 23 when that came out!
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