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« Reply #3300 on: September 19, 2021, 09:48:52 AM »



Bob's Springtime in New York.  In many ways, this is my Bob...how he sounded when I first got into him.  It's a nice set and surprisingly enjoyable.


I love this era. The outtakes from Infidels were one of the first bootlegs I ever owned. I have been really looking forward to this. Unfortunately I shall have to continue to look forward to it as my copy is currently scheduled to arrive on 27th.  Angry


It's on Spotify, Al.  As, unlike me, you've bought it, you can listen guilt free...
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« Reply #3301 on: September 19, 2021, 11:36:21 AM »

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« Reply #3302 on: September 19, 2021, 11:39:15 AM »


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What do you reckon, Andy?  Parts of it are very un-Hawkwindy...  I don't like it all, but bits are very good.
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« Reply #3303 on: September 19, 2021, 10:46:30 PM »



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What do you reckon, Andy?  Parts of it are very un-Hawkwindy...  I don't like it all, but bits are very good.
I'm trying to be kind by not passing comment... yet.
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« Reply #3304 on: September 20, 2021, 08:14:53 AM »




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What do you reckon, Andy?  Parts of it are very un-Hawkwindy...  I don't like it all, but bits are very good.
I'm trying to be kind by not passing comment... yet.


I've heard similar responses...and yet other people insist it's "a classic" (it isn't).
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« Reply #3305 on: September 20, 2021, 11:52:26 AM »

Decided to investigate some sols Tony Banks (Genesis not outspoken MP). It's Ok but not lighting any fires yet....

Trying to get some info on Andy Taylor, a guest singer on Still, and found this, which amused me:  Grin

"I think maybe some people are confusing Andy Taylor with John Taylor,
also of Duran Duran, who was the tall and skinny one with a pale face, and
who all the girls fancied. I think my little sister fancied him. Now
she goes for Tull's Ian Anderson.
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« Reply #3306 on: September 20, 2021, 01:23:51 PM »

John Martyn :  The Church with One Bell  (Abbey Road  half speed mastered  LP, Record Store Day  2021).
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« Reply #3307 on: September 20, 2021, 03:01:32 PM »


Decided to investigate some sols Tony Banks (Genesis not outspoken MP). It's Ok but not lighting any fires yet....

Trying to get some info on Andy Taylor, a guest singer on Still, and found this, which amused me:  Grin

"I think maybe some people are confusing Andy Taylor with John Taylor,
also of Duran Duran, who was the tall and skinny one with a pale face, and
who all the girls fancied. I think my little sister fancied him. Now
she goes for Tull's Ian Anderson.
"


He did one album called bank statement which I promise you is every bit as boring as you'd expect from the title....
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« Reply #3308 on: September 20, 2021, 03:55:15 PM »


Decided to investigate some sols Tony Banks (Genesis not outspoken MP). It's Ok but not lighting any fires yet....




Have you heard Muke Rutherford's Smallcreeps Day Bridg? Nothing like his later Mechanics stuff. It is one of my favourite Genesis related albums. I am not brave enough to go down the Tony Banks solo wormhole though.
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« Reply #3309 on: September 20, 2021, 05:19:38 PM »


Have you heard Muke Rutherford's Smallcreeps Day Bridg? Nothing like his later Mechanics stuff. It is one of my favourite Genesis related albums. I am not brave enough to go down the Tony Banks solo wormhole though.


You've spelled "desperate" wrong.

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« Reply #3310 on: September 20, 2021, 05:37:28 PM »


Have you heard Muke Rutherford's Smallcreeps Day Bridg? Nothing like his later Mechanics stuff. It is one of my favourite Genesis related albums. I am not brave enough to go down the Tony Banks solo wormhole though.


Well, well, well....you've taught me something I didn't know, Al.  Never even heard of it, let alone listened to it...and you know what, it's really not a bad little album at all, especially the first side.  How is it possible that M&tM (and indeed, Genesis) became as utterly dreadful as they did?
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« Reply #3311 on: September 20, 2021, 06:07:34 PM »

Smallcreep's Day is a true lost gem. Glad there's some love for it.

My belief is that Tony Banks happened to Genesis.

It seems, to me, that he had a part in both Gabriel and Hackett quitting the band, making things difficult for both of them to remain, in various ways.

He also expressed at one point, that he felt resentment and jealousy that he is the only member not to have a successful solo career.

I realise this is a bit vague, but as I type, I'm running a bath prior to a good sleep...probably in the bath....but I can elaborate later on if anybody would like to hear/rip my head off.

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« Reply #3312 on: September 21, 2021, 12:45:15 AM »

I read the book Smallcreeps Day by Peter Currell Brown many years ago.
It is an evocative satire of working at a factory and the inspiration for the record.
I have often considered getting another copy to read again with a more worldly- wise perspective.
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« Reply #3313 on: September 21, 2021, 07:50:00 AM »



Decided to investigate some sols Tony Banks (Genesis not outspoken MP). It's Ok but not lighting any fires yet....




Have you heard Muke Rutherford's Smallcreeps Day Bridg? Nothing like his later Mechanics stuff. It is one of my favourite Genesis related albums. I am not brave enough to go down the Tony Banks solo wormhole though.
I'm about to listen to it now - thanks for this Al Smiley

I will probably never listen to any solo Tony Banks every again. Life is too short! Some of his classical stuff is ok tho.
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Have you heard Muke Rutherford's Smallcreeps Day Bridg? Nothing like his later Mechanics stuff. It is one of my favourite Genesis related albums. I am not brave enough to go down the Tony Banks solo wormhole though.


Well, well, well....you've taught me something I didn't know, Al.  Never even heard of it, let alone listened to it...and you know what, it's really not a bad little album at all, especially the first side.  How is it possible that M&tM (and indeed, Genesis) became as utterly dreadful as they did?
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« Reply #3315 on: September 21, 2021, 11:23:12 AM »

For those who wish to brave "the Tony Banks solo wormhole" Grin A***** have the MP3 version of his 4CD 'best of...' compilation A Chord Too Far for £8.67, as opposed to £27 + for the physical CDs.

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« Reply #3316 on: September 21, 2021, 01:19:37 PM »


For those who wish to brave "the Tony Banks solo wormhole" Grin A***** have the MP3 version of his 4CD 'best of...' compilation A Chord Too Far for £8.67, as opposed to £27 + for the physical CDs.

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For those who wish to brave "the Tony Banks solo wormhole" Grin A***** have the MP3 version of his 4CD 'best of...' compilation A Chord Too Far for £8.67, as opposed to £27 + for the physical CDs.

You're welcome...
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I think I'll leave his wormhole well alone...




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« Reply #3318 on: September 21, 2021, 01:59:24 PM »

 To be fair, I think Tony put his best work into Genesis and was their single most consistent songwriter over their first decade or so  Smiley

 Back on topic, I'm listening to Steve Gunn's new album "Other you"

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJI9mb4UdiU
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« Reply #3319 on: September 25, 2021, 05:53:03 PM »

I'm enjoying Bright Magic, the new album by Public Service Broadcasting but it does seem to be lacking the thing which has really made their other records distinctive, the historic documentary samples, be they radio broadcasts from the blitz, interviews with striking miners or the sound of Mission Control during the Apollo 11 mission. There is nothing like that here when surely Berlin, the subject matter, would have offered up plenty of scope.

On the upside, Blue Heaven does provide a big slab of perfectly realised NDW style pop, which is never a bad thing. And the Bowie Low homage is pretty well done too.
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