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postalblowfish
Sep 11th, 2012, 05:32 PM
We should start a Woz forum music thread one day, DIAH.

If you get the ball rolling I will be happy to follow.

So yeah. ^Youbettasticktothat.

Some initial points for discussion:

1) Are Motorhead overrated?

2) Sparky's Dream by Teenage Fanclub is basically one of the best songs ever written.

3) I decided to give Pinkerton a go yesterday and I really like it so far.

DownInAHole
Sep 11th, 2012, 06:46 PM
How much time did it take you to dig up those quotes?

I was seriously considering starting this thread myself but you were a bit scarce lately and I didn't want to steal your thunder.

1) In some circles they may be overrated, there really hasn't been much growth over the last thirty-five years, but their albums are consistently good if not great. The peaks may not be as high as they once were but the lows are fairly rare. I would happily take any of their later albums over a new Judas Priest or Iron Maiden album.
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2) I'm ashamed to admit that I am unqualified to address this one. I do have most of their albums but am not as familiar with them as I ought to be. I shall dust off my copy of Grand Prix and get back to you on this one.

3) For me Pinkerton was definitely a grower. I was disappointed at first but now I really dig it. There was a time years ago when I could relate to "Pink Triangle" to an uncomfortably large degree.:unsure:

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TennisFan66
Sep 11th, 2012, 07:33 PM
A music thread :lol: ..

Okies ... I just watched the first episode of new The Voice US ..

When compared to the cr@p Cowell and ITV produces in the UK, The Voice US is from another planet.

No ploy to deliberate belittle and humiliate contestants. No female chav judges only there to make up the numbers and show their tits.

The contestants not picked in The Voice US were treated in a respectful and dignified manner ... and most of them also got a hug from Xtina :hearts: (I'm applying for season 4!!).

DownInAHole
Sep 11th, 2012, 09:02 PM
Chrissie-fan, if you are out there this thread is begging to hear your thoughts on the new Bob Dylan album. As a loyal fan you no doubt rushed out to your local wrecka stow and picked up a copy today (I'm assuming the release date is the same for you as it is for me). Of course you will need a few days to digest it and develop an opinion but once you do let us know what you think.

postalblowfish
Sep 11th, 2012, 09:28 PM
How much time did it take you to dig up those quotes?

Just went back through my posting history. Like you alluded to, I've not been around that much lately so they were a few pages back.

1) In some circles they may be overrated, there really hasn't been much growth over the last thirty-five years, but their albums are consistently good if not great. The peaks may not be as high as they once were but the lows are fairly rare. I would happily take any of their later albums over a new Judas Priest or Iron Maiden album.

I only really know one of their songs, just sorta occurred to me that I didn't really know much else they've done. Bear in mind my knowledge of metal sorta limits itself to early 90s NY hardcore-crossover (post Youth of Today, pre-Earth Crisis' second album when that screamy stuff with the breakdowns sorta came in), a bit of late 80s thrash and some pretty terrible records by hardcore punk bands from the early 80s that 'went metal' (Void's one, and SSD's latter two are a couple of examples). I don't know quite how much I'd dig Motorhead, even their earlier stuff.

3) For me Pinkerton was definitely a grower. I was disappointed at first but now I really dig it. There was a time years ago when I could relate to "Pink Triangle" to an uncomfortably large degree.:unsure:

I've known about Weezer for years and years but I hadn't really got into them that much until more recently. Pinkerton's probably the best I've come across so far, although I haven't listened to all their material.

A music thread :lol: ..

Okies ... I just watched the first episode of new The Voice US ..

When compared to the cr@p Cowell and ITV produces in the UK, The Voice US is from another planet.

No ploy to deliberate belittle and humiliate contestants. No female chav judges only there to make up the numbers and show their tits.

The contestants not picked in The Voice US were treated in a respectful and dignified manner ... and most of them also got a hug from Xtina :hearts: (I'm applying for season 4!!).

I think in general the American public's not so big on public humiliation as some of the British seem to be. Possibly a cultural thing.

I dunno if the female chav judges thing was specifically about anyone in particular, but I'm sorta a reasonable fan of Tulisa's, given that in interviews and stuff with her she seems to have a pretty humble outlook on life.



Also: DIAH. Best Canadian bands? I'd pick The Nils, The Weakerthans, SNFU and maybe some of Propaghandi's stuff. At least from what I know about Canadian music, which isn't particularly extensive.

DownInAHole
Sep 11th, 2012, 10:06 PM
Generally Overkill and Ace of Spades are hailed as Motorhead's two best albums. Give them a listen, if you don't enjoy them it is probably fair to say that you will not enjoy anything else by them.

If you haven't heard it definitely give Weezer's first album a listen. It's a lot more poppy and "straight" than Pinkerton which is kind of their "weird" album but a lot of people consider it their best and most of their subsequent albums have been lesser versions of the first one. You may also be interested in Return of the Rentals which was a side project by the bass player (Matt Sharp).

I'm a horrible Canadian as I don't listen to many native bands. Maybe Sloan? They are kind of in a similar vein to Teenage Fanclub. The first album (Smeared) was kind of My Bloody Valentine influenced, after that they moved into a power pop sound. I would recommend Twice Removed, One Chord to Another, Navy Blues or Between the Bridges. I still really like the second Philosopher Kings album (Famous, Rich and Beautiful) but that is much more in the pop/funk vein. A buddy of mine is a big fan of Matt Mays. He kind of sounds like early seventies Neil Young and maybe Tom Petty. Matt Mays + El Torpedo is probably his best album. I quite liked the first album by Robin Black and the Intergalactic Rock Stars (Planet: Fame). Glam rock with a bit of punk mixed in. Nothing groundbreaking but it was refreshing to hear something like that when it was first released roughly ten years ago. I'm probably forgetting some obvious picks here. I never really saw the appeal but bands like the Tragically Hip and Blue Rodeo have been very popular in Canada for years without really having any significant success outside the country. Sigh, I'm not doing a very good job of selling my people, if the fine folks at the Canadian Tourism Commission read this post they would strongly consider evicting me from the country.

TennisFan66
Sep 11th, 2012, 10:32 PM
I dunno if the female chav judges thing was specifically about anyone in particular, but I'm sorta a reasonable fan of Tulisa's, given that in interviews and stuff with her she seems to have a pretty humble outlook on life.

Indeed her in particular. We'll just agree to disagree ;)

Canadian bands ... I listen to a lot of Saga in my youth. Yep. I am sure most of you will have to google them :lol: #generationgap

DownInAHole
Sep 12th, 2012, 07:07 AM
Indeed her in particular. We'll just agree to disagree ;)

Canadian bands ... I listen to a lot of Saga in my youth. Yep. I am sure most of you will have to google them :lol: #generationgap

I played a lot of Sega in my youth. I guess that's not quite the same thing.

TennisFan66
Sep 12th, 2012, 10:36 AM
I played a lot of Sega in my youth. I guess that's not quite the same thing.

Ha! Not quite the same. I remember one of my friends got a zx81 spectrum for xmas. Wow. That was some machine. We programmed it to make a little dot bounce around the screen ;)

Jimmie48
Sep 12th, 2012, 01:41 PM
You youngsters with your modern music..... Genesis is the best band ever, there..I said it!

TennisFan66
Sep 12th, 2012, 02:57 PM
You youngsters with your modern music..... Genesis is the best band ever, there..I said it!

I am huge fan too, but 'best band ever' ... I am finding it difficult to even pick a top 5, let alone a top 1 ...

Who's big in Germany these days?

DownInAHole
Sep 12th, 2012, 03:29 PM
You youngsters with your modern music..... Genesis is the best band ever, there..I said it!

Seventies progressive rock Genesis or eighties pop Genesis?:scratch:

Jimmie48
Sep 12th, 2012, 03:36 PM
Anything that starts with the Phil Collins era (so 1979 onwards) :)

Chrissie-fan
Sep 12th, 2012, 04:05 PM
I've got a pretty broad taste in music. You guys will probably find some of my favorite stuff unlistenable while you'll like some of my other faves. Every now and then I may post some youtubes that may fall into either of those two categories. But to be honest, I'm completely clueless as to what other people like, I only know what I like myself. :)

I like pop/rock/soul and the rest of it, but also jazz. And I'm in a big way into classical music, including opera as well.

Chrissie-fan
Sep 12th, 2012, 04:09 PM
lol I thought this is about Caro's music :lol:
We know it's a masterpiece, but an entire thread about "Oxygen" is maybe a bit too much of a good thing. :lol: We'll consider it when the album comes out. :drink:

Jimmie48
Sep 12th, 2012, 04:17 PM
I honestly completely forgot about that already.. I love how it was never talked about again..at all :lol:

DownInAHole
Sep 12th, 2012, 04:51 PM
Can you even buy "Oxygen?" I thought that it was supposed to be a charity thing but if you can't buy it how does it make money?

Jimmie48
Sep 12th, 2012, 04:53 PM
Can you even buy "Oxygen?" I thought that it was supposed to be a charity thing but if you can't buy it how does it make money?

I think it was released in Poland, it was pretty much a Polish thing as the video was shot in Poland and it was to benefit Caro's Polish camp thingy.

My guess is that the response to it was rather underwhelming so everybody decided to forget about it ;)

TennisFan66
Sep 12th, 2012, 05:01 PM
Can you even buy "Oxygen?" I thought that it was supposed to be a charity thing but if you can't buy it how does it make money?

Maybe you can download it on iTunes?

DownInAHole
Sep 12th, 2012, 05:11 PM
Anything that starts with the Phil Collins era (so 1979 onwards) :)

Actually the first album to feature Phil as the lead singer was A Tick of the Tail which was released in 1976.

postalblowfish
Sep 12th, 2012, 05:25 PM
Generally Overkill and Ace of Spades are hailed as Motorhead's two best albums. Give them a listen, if you don't enjoy them it is probably fair to say that you will not enjoy anything else by them.

Aye, I gave some of it a try, it's aight. Probably not my personal kinda thing though.

If you haven't heard it definitely give Weezer's first album a listen. It's a lot more poppy and "straight" than Pinkerton which is kind of their "weird" album but a lot of people consider it their best and most of their subsequent albums have been lesser versions of the first one. You may also be interested in Return of the Rentals which was a side project by the bass player (Matt Sharp).

The first Weezer record, or at least, some of its songs, was where I started with them. It's only after I've got more into Pixies that I noticed their influence, especially on tracks like Undone (The Sweater Song). My Weezer thing may be largely a passing phase though. I tend to go through those.

I'm a horrible Canadian as I don't listen to many native bands. Maybe Sloan? They are kind of in a similar vein to Teenage Fanclub. The first album (Smeared) was kind of My Bloody Valentine influenced, after that they moved into a power pop sound. I would recommend Twice Removed, One Chord to Another, Navy Blues or Between the Bridges. I still really like the second Philosopher Kings album (Famous, Rich and Beautiful) but that is much more in the pop/funk vein. A buddy of mine is a big fan of Matt Mays. He kind of sounds like early seventies Neil Young and maybe Tom Petty. Matt Mays + El Torpedo is probably his best album. I quite liked the first album by Robin Black and the Intergalactic Rock Stars (Planet: Fame). Glam rock with a bit of punk mixed in. Nothing groundbreaking but it was refreshing to hear something like that when it was first released roughly ten years ago. I'm probably forgetting some obvious picks here. I never really saw the appeal but bands like the Tragically Hip and Blue Rodeo have been very popular in Canada for years without really having any significant success outside the country. Sigh, I'm not doing a very good job of selling my people, if the fine folks at the Canadian Tourism Commission read this post they would strongly consider evicting me from the country.

There's a lot of stuff there to check out. I'll give some of it a go and find out how I get on. Cheers :)

Canadian bands ... I listen to a lot of Saga in my youth. Yep. I am sure most of you will have to google them :lol: #generationgap

Just gave a bit of their stuff a try. Intersting that Jimmie mentioned Genesis since they don't seem that far distant musically from each other.

I like pop/rock/soul and the rest of it, but also jazz. And I'm in a big way into classical music, including opera as well.

Would that include a certain Miles Davis? :)

Chrissie-fan
Sep 12th, 2012, 05:34 PM
Ok, some Hiromi. She's a Japanese girl and one of the best and most popular pianists in contemporary jazz. Here she does a jazzed up version of the old baroque piece "Canon in D" by Pachelbel. Classical music lovers, and probably most others as well will recognize it. But if not, here's just a minute of it to familiarize yourself with the tune.

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And here's Hiromi's jazzed up version. At the start she even makes her piano sound like a harpsichord, which was of course a key instrument of the baroque period. Further on she really starts to kick butt and gets ultra-virtuosic. Amazing stuff, although I expect that most of you will probably not like it. :lol:

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Chrissie-fan
Sep 12th, 2012, 05:48 PM
Would that include a certain Miles Davis? :)
Definitely. ;)

postalblowfish
Sep 12th, 2012, 09:47 PM
And here's Hiromi's jazzed up version. At the start she even makes her piano sound like a harpsichord, which was of course a key instrument of the baroque period. Further on she really starts to kick butt and gets ultra-virtuosic. Amazing stuff, although I expect that most of you will probably not like it. :lol:

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One of the most interesting things about her version is the range of musical genres she gives a nod to during the performance. I think there was even a bit of traditional French folk-style in there towards the end. Be interesting to know how much of that was truly improv (my assumption is most of it, a least to a degree).

Loved the foot stamp partway through too.

r.e. Miles Davis, what's your favourite record?

Chrissie-fan
Sep 12th, 2012, 10:06 PM
Miles Davis, what's your favourite record?
It inevitably has to be "Kind of Blue", but I love "Sketches of Spain" just as much.

bruce goose
Sep 13th, 2012, 04:54 AM
Some initial points for discussion:This is not the sort of thread where I'd be a valuable contributor,but I decided to make one,token visit when I saw that YOU were the OP since you're sort of a role model for decent comportment here at TF
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYd088V6NOE

We've all heard the myths of the supposed greatness of the Beatles and the Stones despite their puny record sales,but the REAL leader of the 'British Invasion' was the maestro above whom you'll catch at about the 8:45 mark.......It's none other than the nonpareil legend Enoch Simpson with his incomparable,'England!England!England!':cool:

Chrissie-fan
Sep 13th, 2012, 08:59 AM
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TennisFan66
Sep 13th, 2012, 10:06 AM
Just gave a bit of their stuff a try. Intersting that Jimmie mentioned Genesis since they don't seem that far distant musically from each other.

I think it's fair to say, a lot of bands from the mid 70's and up into the 80's have a similar sound.

All from the north American rock/pop scene.

ELO, Boston, Chicago, Saga, Toto, Genesis, Supertramp .. pops into me head. There'll be loads more.

British scene had a lot more edge to it. This was of course a wonderful time before Simon Cowell .. Sex Pistols, Clash ..

postalblowfish
Sep 13th, 2012, 07:55 PM
It inevitably has to be "Kind of Blue", but I love "Sketches of Spain" just as much.

Kind of Blue I've already given a try. Is Sketches of Spain in a similar vein?

This is not the sort of thread where I'd be a valuable contributor,but I decided to make one,token visit when I saw that YOU were the OP since you're sort of a role model for decent comportment here at TF
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYd088V6NOE

We've all heard the myths of the supposed greatness of the Beatles and the Stones despite their puny record sales,but the REAL leader of the 'British Invasion' was the maestro above whom you'll catch at about the 8:45 mark.......It's none other than the nonpareil legend Enoch Simpson with his incomparable,'England!England!England!':cool:

You're gonna keep plugging this, aren't you? Props.

I think it's fair to say, a lot of bands from the mid 70's and up into the 80's have a similar sound.

All from the north American rock/pop scene.

ELO, Boston, Chicago, Saga, Toto, Genesis, Supertramp .. pops into me head. There'll be loads more.

British scene had a lot more edge to it. This was of course a wonderful time before Simon Cowell .. Sex Pistols, Clash ..

Interesting you mentioned Boston in that lot, since tracks like More Than A Feeling I woulda said were less experimental, if you like, than perhaps Genesis and what I heard of Saga. Sorta more straight-up rock structure.

Not that I'm in any way an expert, of course.

Jimmie48
Sep 13th, 2012, 08:20 PM
Actually the first album to feature Phil as the lead singer was A Tick of the Tail which was released in 1976.

You`re right of course. But that pretty much still had the old Gabriel-inspired Genesis sound, they only started to move into the new direction with "And then there were Three".

I know that Genesis fans are mostly split, those who like the Gabriel-driven Progressive Rock stuff hate their later albums and others find their earlier work hard to get into and I would be a part of the latter group. The progressive rock stuff isn't bad, it's just not my cup of tea too much.

It might have a lot do with the fact that I like Phil Collins as a solo artist as well. His 90s work for Disney was pretty crap and sold bad for a reason but in the mid 80s, when "No Jacket Required" came out, he really was one of the biggest guys in music and there's a reason his albums sold like hotcakes during these days.

I've been listening to it for the past 20+ years and I just get back to it every time because it's so well made, him and Genesis really had that 80s drum-sound perfected.

TennisFan66
Sep 13th, 2012, 09:11 PM
Interesting you mentioned Boston in that lot, since tracks like More Than A Feeling I woulda said were less experimental, if you like, than perhaps Genesis and what I heard of Saga. Sorta more straight-up rock structure.

Not that I'm in any way an expert, of course.

Isn't it a bit of semantics? There's a mix between rock/pop or rock and softer rock, if you prefer. I certainly wouldn't say they are dissimilar. Another group in this mix and period would the Styx. They have some rocky numbers and ballades like 'She Cares' ... (one of my personal all time top 10s).

Boston was probably more rock in their early years and got 'softer' with age.

But try comparing a song like Amanda (mid 80's) to say Toto's Pamela .. (Edit .. or Rosanna of course ;) ).

And about Genesis. Agree with Jimmie. Genesis with a heavy Phil Collins influence is also my preference. I too am a fan of his solo work.

postalblowfish
Sep 13th, 2012, 09:13 PM
Isn't it a bit of semantics? There's a mix between rock/pop or rock and softer rock, if you prefer. I certainly wouldn't say they are dissimilar. Another group in this mix and period would the Styx. They have some rocky numbers and ballades like 'She Cares' ... (one of my personal all time top 10s).

Boston was probably more rock in their early years and got 'softer' with age.

But try comparing a song like Amanda (mid 80's) to say Toto's Pamela .. Same genre, imho.

And about Genesis. Agree with Jimmie. Genesis with a heavy Phil Collins influence is also my preference. I too am a fan of his solo work.

Was trying to make discussion, not criticising :).

TennisFan66
Sep 13th, 2012, 09:20 PM
Was trying to make discussion, not criticising :).

Oh ... it certainly wasn't taken as such. We all have different tastes ..

I guess, the point I was trying to make was, I feel the lines between heavy rock / rock / soft rock is rather blurred ..

Chrissie-fan
Sep 14th, 2012, 05:19 PM
Kind of Blue I've already given a try. Is Sketches of Spain in a similar vein?
Hmm, no, not really. "Kind of Blue" is a quintet recording while on "Sketches of Spain" he's accompanied by a big band conducted by Gil Evans. Don't let the mention of the words "big band" misslead you into thinking that it's a swing record though because it ain't.

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Chrissie-fan
Sep 14th, 2012, 05:39 PM
Since prog-rock was mentionned, I've always liked 70's Jethro Tull...

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TennisFan66
Sep 14th, 2012, 06:53 PM
Well, as we now have a music thread ... I did not see this one coming :

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson launches music career

There's even a music video .. if you're brave enough to listen (don't be scared. Auto-tune is your friend).

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/4539170/Tara-Palmer-Tomkinson-launches-music-career-with-song-5-Seconds.html

If anyone not familiar with this 'socialite' wonders why her nose looks funny, then it's because of reconstructive surgery. Sniffing half a ton of Columbia's finest (not coffee *hint*) isn't good for your nose.

Burisleif
Sep 16th, 2012, 04:10 AM
Some initial points for discussion:

Yummy.

1) Are Motorhead overrated?

No...

I saw them twice back in the day, and they put on a great show, but I'm not a fan and find their ditties simplistic, BUT, they are hugely important in terms of musical progression and punctuation (in the rock and roll genre). Yawnaff yes, overrated No.

2) Sparky's Dream by Teenage Fanclub is basically one of the best songs ever written.

Well not all song writers can be geniuses, and just because they fall way short, I can think of worse to pick out for ridicule... :)

3) I decided to give Pinkerton a go yesterday and I really like it so far.

I like your sense of humour... :lol:


So who would have the gravest effect playing live in an Asylum... Tom Waits, Leonard cohen, or Nick cave? :devil:

Burisleif
Sep 16th, 2012, 04:13 AM
Well, as we now have a music thread ... I did not see this one coming :

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson launches music career

There's even a music video .. if you're brave enough to listen (don't be scared. Auto-tune is your friend).

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/4539170/Tara-Palmer-Tomkinson-launches-music-career-with-song-5-Seconds.html

If anyone not familiar with this 'socialite' wonders why her nose looks funny, then it's because of reconstructive surgery. Sniffing half a ton of Columbia's finest (not coffee *hint*) isn't good for your nose.

Any amount of humiliation endured for a little stretch to the 15 mins... Shhh... IT Girl...

Isn't this a Music thread though? :devil:

Burisleif
Sep 16th, 2012, 04:19 AM
Hmm, no, not really. "Kind of Blue" is a quintet recording while on "Sketches of Spain" he's accompanied by a big band conducted by Gil Evans. Don't let the mention of the words "big band" misslead you into thinking that it's a swing record though because it ain't.


I think I prefer an impassioned original Rodrigo... Was he trying a Gets? Miles Debut album was mind blowing...

Fussing the other way, I have been nodding to some Led Zeppelin cover with wicked guitar solos on grande, strings, and wood. :)

Burisleif
Sep 16th, 2012, 04:21 AM
Ok, some Hiromi. She's a Japanese girl and one of the best and most popular pianists in contemporary jazz. Here she does a jazzed up version of the old baroque piece "Canon in D" by Pachelbel. Classical music lovers, and probably most others as well will recognize it. But if not, here's just a minute of it to familiarize yourself with the tune.

3Gr7Ry2HWfM


And here's Hiromi's jazzed up version. At the start she even makes her piano sound like a harpsichord, which was of course a key instrument of the baroque period. Further on she really starts to kick butt and gets ultra-virtuosic. Amazing stuff, although I expect that most of you will probably not like it. :lol:

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Victor Borge's love child is Hello Kitty?

Burisleif
Sep 16th, 2012, 04:25 AM
You youngsters with your modern music..... Genesis is the best band ever, there..I said it!

That's exactly what my 40 something balding accountant always used to say when I let the Jimmy rip. I think his second favorite was Marrilion. :)

Burisleif
Sep 16th, 2012, 04:33 AM
Since prog-rock was mentionned, I've always liked 70's Jethro Tull...

Ian Is still mixing it up and experimenting... :)

An old favourite...

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TennisFan66
Sep 17th, 2012, 09:56 PM
Was just browsing iTunes charts.
http://www.apple.com/euro/itunes/charts/top10songs.html
Being as Caro is playing in Korea this week, I thought it appropriate to mention, the most popular download is a Korean 'song' .. Dance Max.

Gangnam Style

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And like Carly Rae's 'Call Me Maybe', there's a lot of copies springing up on You Tube

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Brilliant :lol:

Protoss
Sep 18th, 2012, 07:23 AM
My favorite musical decade is the 90s. :)

TennisFan66
Sep 19th, 2012, 02:43 PM
Has anyone heard the new Christina single? More than what's in the 40 seconds teaser ..

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TennisFan66
Sep 24th, 2012, 07:57 PM
Q9 What do you listen when are waiting before a match?
Right now, my favortie song is Call me maybe by carly rae jepsen, it is my favortie song at the moment.
I would sing it for you but I don't have.............

Q10 Do you know any k-pop music, have you heard of Gangnam style?

No.

.. I guess this one's for you then, Caroline :

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Yksi
Sep 25th, 2012, 09:40 PM
.. I guess this one's for you then, Caroline :

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My ears are bleeding! :lol:

TennisFan66
Sep 26th, 2012, 11:38 AM
My ears are bleeding! :lol:

Yes, I think that 'mash' is proof that 1+1 isn't always 2 or better with synergy effects. More like 0.1 in this case.

Jimmie48
Sep 26th, 2012, 11:41 AM
And now for something proper:

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I love this performance, including his slip up on the keys and the reaction :)

TennisFan66
Sep 26th, 2012, 02:50 PM
And now for something proper:

I love this performance, including his slip up on the keys and the reaction :)

Against all Odds is just sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good. Phil at his very best.

but .. back to the previous topic, here's one for the NFL fans ..

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I took my time with the call
I had to break up a brawl

:lol:

Protoss
Sep 26th, 2012, 06:41 PM
That's a good one. :)

I like the Lochte/Phelps version as well.

TennisFan66
Sep 26th, 2012, 07:22 PM
That's a good one. :)

I like the Lochte/Phelps version as well.

There must be some episode/game behind this new CMM copy? A game where the ref totally lost control or something?

DownInAHole
Oct 4th, 2012, 06:52 PM
Any Smashing Pumpkins fans here? There's an upcoming five cd/dvd box set of Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. It's currently a shade under a hundred and forty dollars on Amazon Canada. If any of you would like to spring for it for me I would very much appreciate it.

http://pitchfork.com/news/48057-smashing-pumpkins-announce-mellon-collie-and-the-infinite-sadness-deluxe-box-set-reissue/

TennisFan66
Oct 4th, 2012, 08:08 PM
If any of you would like to spring for it for me I would very much appreciate it.

Ha! I'll pass.

Gotta give this Babel album from Mumford & Sons a listen.

TennisFan66
Oct 5th, 2012, 06:06 PM
Okies, for an album, which shifts 600,000 copies to jump straight in at #1 on the Billboard 200, I am somewhat underwhelmed. :scratch:

It sounded like the type of music they'd play non-stop (via their cd player or the mandatory British/Irish bloke with a guitar) in Irish, English, British pubs outside Britain/Ireland.

DownInAHole
Jan 15th, 2013, 10:52 PM
I am a bit late in asking but did anyone receive any new music for Christmas?

bruce goose
Jan 15th, 2013, 11:35 PM
I am a bit late in asking but did anyone receive any new music for Christmas?Funny you should ask:D! I've been enjoying the digitally remastered greatest hits disc from British legend and international star Enoch Simpson...including the classic at the end of this clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVZaTPcLK_A

TennisFan66
Jan 16th, 2013, 08:21 AM
A Canadian / Danish music collaboration ..

Caro's fave singer, Carly Rae Jepsen, featured on an ex Danish European Song Contest band, A Friend in London's latest single.

Miss Jepsen sounds awesome on the track. No-one elses voice, imho, at this moment in pop, has the mix of girl-next-door-innocent and something so naughty (or maybe it's just me hearing it? Maybe she's singing to ME! #stalkeralert).

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Apparently the Danish band toured Canada (very small venues, I'd imagine) and commissioned Miss Jepsen, picked from a list of Canadian singers. for the single. She's unfortunately not in the music video and it all looks a tad weird, when some random blonde is lip synching Carly.

Unfortunately the song over-all features too little Carly Rae Jepsen and too much 'A Friend in London'. They're sort of a Coldplay tribute band with a lead singer trying to sound like Adam Levine.

But kudos for 'spotting' Miss Jepsen's talent before she moved out of their price range.

Protoss
Jan 16th, 2013, 07:50 PM
I am a bit late in asking but did anyone receive any new music for Christmas?
I got No Doubt's latest album. I was gonna ask for some movie soundtracks but I forgot which ones I really liked. :(

TennisFan66
Feb 8th, 2013, 02:57 PM
Grammy Show this Sunday on CBS .. Anyone by chance knows any good place to stream CBS for non-US residents?

DownInAHole
Feb 8th, 2013, 04:31 PM
I can't help you with a stream but surely the show will be available for unofficial download the next day?

Supposedly the mighty Prince will be performing a new song.:rocker:

TennisFan66
Feb 8th, 2013, 07:05 PM
I can't help you with a stream but surely the show will be available for unofficial download the next day?

Supposedly the mighty Prince will be performing a new song.:rocker:

I know, but these type of award shows are a bit like sports - best watched live ;)

DownInAHole
Feb 13th, 2013, 10:16 AM
I don't know exactly what Smukfest is but for you Danes Prince is scheduled to be there:
http://www.smukfest.dk/vis_nyhed.asp?id=58293&id1=357&id2=0&id3=0&id4=0

Even if you are not a fan I recommend seeing him. He is still one of the better live performers out there.

TennisFan66
Feb 13th, 2013, 05:04 PM
I don't know exactly what Smukfest is but for you Danes Prince is scheduled to be there:
http://www.smukfest.dk/vis_nyhed.asp?id=58293&id1=357&id2=0&id3=0&id4=0

Even if you are not a fan I recommend seeing him. He is still one of the better live performers out there.

Skanderborg. Smuk = beautiful. The surroundings in Skanderborg is picturesque.

Roskilde has this year signed Rihanna :sad: I just can't ... Pornopop and me just don't mix. Don't get me wrong. I like some pop and I like most porn, but pornopop .. No thank you.

DownInAHole
Feb 13th, 2013, 05:28 PM
Skanderborg. Smuk = beautiful. The surroundings in Skanderborg is picturesque.

Roskilde has this year signed Rihanna :sad: I just can't ... Pornopop and me just don't mix. Don't get me wrong. I like some pop and I like most porn, but pornopop .. No thank you.

I don't believe he is still with her but Nuno Bettencourt (formerly of Extreme) was her touring guitarist for a while. I think I would have liked to see her when he was with her.

backhandsmash
Mar 16th, 2013, 11:39 PM
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Kill me now. I have always loved this track. Well the video anyway. ;)

TennisFan66
Mar 17th, 2013, 12:25 AM
^ That's gotta be seriously old. Christina looks nothing like that now :)

I just saw this on DM today. Pitbull - Feel This Moment, Ft Christina Aguilera

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Damn, the woman can sing. :worship: .. and she's so hawt :angel: (imho)

bruce goose
Mar 17th, 2013, 03:41 AM
^ That's gotta be seriously old.Speaking of an old classic--from your beloved UK--it took me a long time to overcome the jealousy of knowing that I could never match this group's depth and brilliance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69sNt64cwXk

TennisFan66
Mar 17th, 2013, 08:22 AM
Speaking of an old classic--from your beloved UK--it took me a long time to overcome the jealousy of knowing that I could never match this group's depth and brilliance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69sNt64cwXk

Ah, the good old days, before Simon Cowell ... when there actually were some original and talented British musicians around ;) (I know there still are of course, Coldplay, Mumfords, Adele, Ellie Goulding ... sorry that's all I get in my little brain storming).

DownInAHole
Mar 17th, 2013, 08:31 AM
^ That's gotta be seriously old. Christina looks nothing like that now :)


The song was released as a single on July 8, 2003. The music video was likely filmed within six months of the release of the single so the approximate age of the video is ten years.

backhandsmash
Mar 17th, 2013, 10:11 AM
The song was released as a single on July 8, 2003. The music video was likely filmed within six months of the release of the single so the approximate age of the video is ten years.

I knew you would like it. :devil:

DownInAHole
Mar 17th, 2013, 11:14 AM
I knew you would like it. :devil:

Hey! All I did was look up the release date on Wikipedia! Besides, I prefer the "thicker" Christina of the last few years.

Chrissie-fan
Mar 26th, 2013, 01:22 PM
Been taking a trip down memory lane with Slade. :) The name probably won't ring a bell, but they were huge in the days of my youth. Only in the US they never really caught on. But they had countless hits everywhere else, many #1's. They never ranked as high for me as the more 'serious' singer/songwriters, soul and funk artists, prog-rockers, blues rockers, country rockers and jam bands of the time, but I nevertheless had a soft spot for them. They sorta fell between the bands that you were supposed to take seriously and the commercial teenybopper acts. On the one hand they were too kitsch for those of us in the know (well, we thought we knew ;)), but on the other hand they were also too rock'n'roll to completely dismiss them. In short, they were a guilty pleasure that you didn't really feel guilty about. Besides, I never felt guilty about anything anyway. I 'even' liked (AND still like) Abba!

Anyway, I hadn't listened to them for literally decades until yesterday. But those old tunes still sound very catchy to me. For some good old honest rock'n'roll that just wants to excite and entertain Slade still sounds better than almost anyone else to me.....And be warned, they had the reputation of being the loudest band in the world, so be careful not to blow up your speakers.:lol:

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bruce goose
Mar 26th, 2013, 03:49 PM
Motorhead has actually boasted about being the loudest band of their generation and,obviously,many of their fans support that claim.Do you disagree?

Chrissie-fan
Mar 26th, 2013, 05:18 PM
Motorhead has actually boasted about being the loudest band of their generation and,obviously,many of their fans support that claim.Do you disagree?
No, I don't disagree. It's safe to say that both Slade and Motorhead were about as loud as it gets. Not that that is much of an achievement in itself. After all, "it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing." :)

DownInAHole
Mar 26th, 2013, 05:37 PM
Lots of bands have claimed to be the loudest. The Who may have been the first. I believe Deep Purple were another. Of course no one is louder than Spinal Tap. "These go to eleven.":lol:
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Yksi
Mar 26th, 2013, 06:25 PM
Been taking a trip down memory lane with Slade. :) The name probably won't ring a bell, but they were huge in the days of my youth. "Won't ring a bell"??? I've played air-guitar to Slade, Sweet and Suzi Quatro more than to any other artists! :D

DownInAHole
Mar 26th, 2013, 06:50 PM
"Won't ring a bell"??? I've played air-guitar to Slade, Sweet and Suzi Quatro more than to any other artists! :D

Hey! What about Mud?

Yksi
Mar 26th, 2013, 07:07 PM
Hey! What about Mud? Nope, they didn't trigger the air-guitar.

Chrissie-fan
Mar 26th, 2013, 07:30 PM
"Won't ring a bell"??? I've played air-guitar to Slade, Sweet and Suzi Quatro more than to any other artists! :D
I was a virtuoso on the tennis racquet, albeit to the sound of Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Cream and so on. I liked Slade as well though - a real kick ass rock'n'roll band.

Chrissie-fan
Mar 26th, 2013, 07:31 PM
Nope, they didn't trigger the air-guitar.
Never cared for Mud either. They were stricktly teenybopper for me.

Yksi
Mar 26th, 2013, 07:58 PM
I was a virtuoso on the tennis racquet Air-guitar and badminton racquet for me. ;)

bruce goose
Mar 26th, 2013, 07:59 PM
No, I don't disagree. It's safe to say that both Slade and Motorhead were about as loud as it gets. Not that that is much of an achievement in itself. After all, "it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing." :)Well,like MaricaInAHole posted,there are lots of groups who've tried to promote themselves as the loudest,but you are correct that it doesn't stand for much without talent.I knew a rocker back in the U.S. who loved some of the harder,older Iron Maiden stuff(from before Dickinson's joining the group),and he went to see Accept once...and referred to them afterwards as 'a big cloud of noise':lol:

Chrissie-fan
Mar 26th, 2013, 08:09 PM
Well,like MaricaInAHole posted,there are lots of groups who've tried to promote themselves as the loudest,but you are correct that it doesn't stand for much without talent.I knew a rocker back in the U.S. who loved some of the harder,older Iron Maiden stuff(from before Dickinson's joining the group),and he went to see Accept once...and referred to them afterwards as 'a big cloud of noise':lol:
Peggy Lee (totally different genre of course) did the opposite. In her early pre-fame days when she had to sing for often rowdy and boorish crowds that didn't pay much attention she said that her tactic to make them listen was singing softly. Than they would have to keep quiet themselves or they wouldn't hear what was going on onstage. And it nearly always worked she said.

bruce goose
Mar 26th, 2013, 08:33 PM
Peggy Lee (totally different genre of course) did the opposite. In her early pre-fame days when she had to sing for often rowdy and boorish crowds that didn't pay much attention she said that her tactic to make them listen was singing softly. Than they would have to keep quiet themselves or they wouldn't hear what was going on onstage. And it nearly always worked she said.Btw,that word I used resembles a profane word,but it means something else in Mexican Spanish....That's an interesting bit of psychology that Peggy Lee used:lol:.My mom told me a story about Dionne Warwick who got VERY angry and told a single fan to sit down--that she wasn't finished--when he got up and left his seat.He then replied,'My psychic advisor told me that I'd shit my pants if I didn't go to the bathroom right now'

.....He didn't actually say that,but he DID merely get up to use the bathroom,he mentioned to a reporter afterwards.It would have been nice if he HAD made the comment above,don't you think?;)

Chrissie-fan
Mar 28th, 2013, 12:47 AM
Btw,that word I used resembles a profane word,but it means something else in Mexican Spanish....That's an interesting bit of psychology that Peggy Lee used:lol:.My mom told me a story about Dionne Warwick who got VERY angry and told a single fan to sit down--that she wasn't finished--when he got up and left his seat.He then replied,'My psychic advisor told me that I'd shit my pants if I didn't go to the bathroom right now'

.....He didn't actually say that,but he DID merely get up to use the bathroom,he mentioned to a reporter afterwards.It would have been nice if he HAD made the comment above,don't you think?;)

:lol:

bruce goose
Mar 28th, 2013, 07:34 AM
Unfortunately,so many younger musical acts languish in frustrated creativity because THIS duo sets the bar of excellence so very high:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwRVebPZaXU

Can't wait to see 'em when they come to Mexico on their international tour:cool:

TennisFan66
Apr 9th, 2013, 12:01 PM
Avril's back :lick:

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bruce goose
Apr 9th, 2013, 09:10 PM
Here's an R&B classic from Inez and Charlie Foxx
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGz39W8DX68

TennisFan66
Apr 11th, 2013, 09:24 PM
Psy's new single 'Gentleman' .. The follow-up to Gangnam Style :

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/k-town/1557250/psy-releases-follow-up-single-to-gangnam-style-listen

I just can't :help:

TennisFan66
Apr 22nd, 2013, 11:20 AM
Justin Bieber was giving concert in Copenhagen Saturday evening. That was CrAzY. One tabloid (sworn Bieber hater and hetzer) started the The SUN style reporting Friday and it's still running Monday. They must have passed 30 articles by now. :help:

When they couldn't trace down, what hotel the young Canadian was staying at, they labelled him a 'snob' for trying to avoid his fans. :lol: .. We all know, had they found him and fans had invaded the hotel, they would have labelled him a 'public nuisance' and accused him of ruining the stay for other hotel guests.

No surprise, the tabloids critic only gave Bieber 1 out of 6 stars (mildly surprising it wasn't 0), but suppose the 45,000 screaming girls felt different. What do I know.

Takes me back. I was in Parken in 1988 for The Boss' first ever concert in Denmark. Now that was EPIC!

TennisFan66
Apr 24th, 2013, 06:21 PM
Caroline's tennis career ... From

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bruce goose
Apr 25th, 2013, 12:00 AM
The place where Caroline has been sending some of her more troubled fans with her puzzling career choices
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0i_QkAwCgws

DownInAHole
Apr 25th, 2013, 10:26 PM
I am not a hardcore fan of country and western music but I really enjoy this performance. Also, considering the current state of Caroline's game the sombre tone of this seems entirely appropriate.:sad:
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bruce goose
Apr 26th, 2013, 09:00 PM
Swiss Death Metal:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJHn542lPok

Achernar
Apr 27th, 2013, 04:57 PM
I am not a hardcore fan of country and western music but I really enjoy this performance. Also, considering the current state of Caroline's game the sombre tone of this seems entirely appropriate.:sad:
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I'm certainly not a fan of this type of music either, but I have to say it's a nice song. Even though I would do without the male voice or replace him with another singer.

By the way, I'd like to thank you for introducing me to Alison Krauss. Her voice is beautiful. I'm quite sure I've heard her name before, but that was it. Now I'll remember her.

Swiss Death Metal:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJHn542lPok

Metal? I don't know. At best I would call it mellow metal. It has a nice riff, but the song lack of power and grunting (not that I'm a fan of grunting anyway). However, I must admit that I don't know much about Swiss metal.

Achernar
Apr 27th, 2013, 05:14 PM
As for me, I am particularly adept of the best Symphonic Metal bands. A style of music almost unknown in my country but much more popular in South America and some parts of Europe.

Within Temptation:
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Nightwish:
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Kamelot (featuring the incredible Simone Simons from Epica)
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DownInAHole
Apr 27th, 2013, 05:24 PM
By the way, I'd like to thank you for introducing me to Alison Krauss. Her voice is beautiful. I'm quite sure I've heard her name before, but that was it. Now I'll remember her.


She recorded an album with Robert Plant (Raising Sand) that was very well received critically (I'm not sure if it actually sold well).

It is a bit skimpy and, by now, a bit out of date, but Now That I've Found You: A Collection is probably the best single disc introduction to her music.

Symphonic metal, eh? In my youth I was a bit of a metal head but I do not believe I have ever dipped my toe in that particular genre. Are there any albums in particular that you would recommend?

bruce goose
Apr 27th, 2013, 05:33 PM
Metal? I don't know. At best I would call it mellow metal. It has a nice riff, but the song lack of power and grunting (not that I'm a fan of grunting anyway). However, I must admit that I don't know much about Swiss metal.You played along very well:lol:(btw,you're right about Krauss,too).There's a lovely poster named Ana(poster name 'Danci Dementieva')whom you might meet in your forays here at TF.There's a bad habit where Mexicans from the north,like myself,refer to anyone below Durango state as 'from the south' or 'chilangos',and lots of folks don't appreciate that:p.Honestly,though,I don't do it very much:angel: unless it's with someone who's good at taking a joke.

If you meet Ana here at TF,then you can tell her I said that 'chilanga chicas' from Hidalgo are VERY sexy;).As I recall,she likes Nightwish a lot,as do some other regulars in the Dementieva forum

Achernar
Apr 27th, 2013, 06:02 PM
She recorded an album with Robert Plant (Raising Sand) that was very well received critically (I'm not sure if it actually sold well).

It is a bit skimpy and, by now, a bit out of date, but Now That I've Found You: A Collection is probably the best single disc introduction to her music.

Symphonic metal, eh? In my youth I was a bit of a metal head but I do not believe I have ever dipped my toe in that particular genre. Are there any albums in particular that you would recommend?

Thanks for the tip about Alison Krauss. I'll keep it in mind. I might find some extracts on iTunes.

As for Symphonic Metal, I would recommend Mother Earth (not the live album, since the singer moves a lot in their shows and it affect her voice, so she can't reach the highest notes live). The Silent Force and The Heart Of Everything are also incredibly good. Their oldest albums are more metal and experimental (Enter, Mother Earth), however they tend to go a bit more in the pop-rock style of music recently, even if the quality is still very high.

As for Nighwish, it's far more powerful than Within Temptation. The latter lies somewhere between rock and metal, while Nighwish is pure metal. They changed their singer in 2005 and I personally prefer their first era, with Tarja Turunen. Their best albums? Wishmaster, Century Child and Once.

You played along very well:lol:
;)

As I recall,she likes Nightwish a lot,as do some other regulars in the Dementieva forumThat's good to know. I feel a little less lonely now :lol:

Chrissie-fan
Apr 27th, 2013, 07:00 PM
She recorded an album with Robert Plant (Raising Sand) that was very well received critically (I'm not sure if it actually sold well).

It is a bit skimpy and, by now, a bit out of date, but Now That I've Found You: A Collection is probably the best single disc introduction to her music.


The album with Robert Plant sold pretty well, yes. Good album too (I have it). I like Alison Krauss a lot, but I like this type of Americana/country-ish/bluegrass type of music in general. It's a bit in the style of that whole post-hippie Californian soft-rock, country-rock, singer/songwriter scene from the 70's that I like a lot. Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Joni Mitchell, CSN (also great at tennis btw), Neil Young, Linda Ronstadt - I love that stuff. And todays Americana scene reminds me more of that than of the more yie-haw horseshit on my cowboy boots redneck side of country.

DownInAHole
Apr 27th, 2013, 07:23 PM
The album with Robert Plant sold pretty well, yes. Good album too (I have it). I like Alison Krauss a lot, but I like this type of Americana/country-ish/bluegrass type of music in general. It's a bit in the style of that whole post-hippie Californian soft-rock, country-rock, singer/songwriter scene from the 70's that I like a lot. Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Joni Mitchell, CSN (also great at tennis btw), Neil Young, Linda Ronstadt - I love that stuff. And todays Americana scene reminds me more of that than of the more yie-haw horseshit on my cowboy boots redneck side of country.

Yup, I love Neil's mellow, gentle acoustic songs too. Like this one:
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Billy Corgan is someone that reminds me a bit of Neil Young. Musically they are fairly different but they are both adept at loud/noisy rock songs while at the same time being able to write very gentle and beautiful acoustic material. Variety is neat.

DownInAHole
Apr 29th, 2013, 09:33 AM
Any Rolling Stones fans? If so I very much recommend the Brussels Affair live release. It's not "new" (it was released in October, 2011) but I only recently found out about it. It is a live album from the 1973 tour featuring Mick Taylor. For me it is certainly as good or better than their only other live album from this era (Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!) and it is fantastic to hear more material featuring Taylor. I love Ronnie Wood but he can't play like Taylor can. The downside is that it is only available as an insanely expensive vinyl box set or as a download but it is well worth a listen.

TennisFan66
May 9th, 2013, 09:48 AM
I wonder for how many years more, Avril can play the rebel teen girl :)

She is 27 after all and married twice already :lol:

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She is hot as hell though.

Chrissie-fan
May 9th, 2013, 01:05 PM
Any Rolling Stones fans? If so I very much recommend the Brussels Affair live release. It's not "new" (it was released in October, 2011) but I only recently found out about it. It is a live album from the 1973 tour featuring Mick Taylor. For me it is certainly as good or better than their only other live album from this era (Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!) and it is fantastic to hear more material featuring Taylor. I love Ronnie Wood but he can't play like Taylor can. The downside is that it is only available as an insanely expensive vinyl box set or as a download but it is well worth a listen.
Interesting release for sure. But I think I have the 'stones live' section of my record collection covered. Cd's, dvd's - it almost seems like the Stones release a new live album or video every couple of months. I would rather see them working on a new studio album than selling us yet another live album with Jumpin' Jack Flash and Satisfaction.

DownInAHole
May 9th, 2013, 02:23 PM
Interesting release for sure. But I think I have the 'stones live' section of my record collection covered. Cd's, dvd's - it almost seems like the Stones release a new live album or video every couple of months. I would rather see them working on a new studio album than selling us yet another live album with Jumpin' Jack Flash and Satisfaction.

I completely understand your point. They have released plenty of live albums but most of them have been well after their prime. There is a huge difference between hearing them as hungry, young and vital musicians as opposed to hearing them today. This one is very much when they were at or near their peak and all of the tracks are from 1968-1973. It does feature "Jumpin' Jack Flash" but there is no "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" to be found. Also, did I mention that Mick Taylor is featured? Mick Taylor!

Somewhat ironically a few of those live albums you mentioned arrived in the post today (Still Life, Stripped and No Security). I found them cheap and thought that it was time to plug the holes in my Rolling Stones collection.

Chrissie-fan
May 9th, 2013, 03:16 PM
I completely understand your point. They have released plenty of live albums but most of them have been well after their prime. There is a huge difference between hearing them as hungry, young and vital musicians as opposed to hearing them today. This one is very much when they were at or near their peak and all of the tracks are from 1968-1973. It does feature "Jumpin' Jack Flash" but there is no "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" to be found. Also, did I mention that Mick Taylor is featured? Mick Taylor!

Somewhat ironically a few of those live albums you mentioned arrived in the post today (Still Life, Stripped and No Security). I found them cheap and thought that it was time to plug the holes in my Rolling Stones collection.
"Stripped" is the best of those by far. The other two are routine Stones live albums. Not bad of course, but not outstanding either.

DownInAHole
May 9th, 2013, 06:24 PM
"Stripped" is the best of those by far. The other two are routine Stones live albums. Not bad of course, but not outstanding either.

Just judging by the tracklisting No Security is certainly not a typical "greatest hits live" disc. If anything the tracklist may be a bit too idiosyncratic.

Did you splurge on the deluxe Charlie Is My Darling release? I am mighty tempted but that sucker ain't cheap!

Chrissie-fan
May 9th, 2013, 08:14 PM
Just judging by the tracklisting No Security is certainly not a typical "greatest hits live" disc. If anything the tracklist may be a bit too idiosyncratic.

Did you splurge on the deluxe Charlie Is My Darling release? I am mighty tempted but that sucker ain't cheap!
No, I can't say that I have. But so much money for a box set of live recordings from 1965? I'm not sure. You probably can't hear half of it because of the screaming girls. It's probably a bit like Got Live if you Want It!, their first live album. Good as a historical document, but not prime Stones - at least not as a live band. But the movie might make it worth it.

I have a slight preference for No Security over Still Life because of it's idiosyncratic track list myself. As I said earlier, how many recordings of Jumpin Jack Flash, Honky Tonk Women or Satisfaction does one person need?

DownInAHole
May 9th, 2013, 09:40 PM
No, I can't say that I have. But so much money for a box set of live recordings from 1965? I'm not sure. You probably can't hear half of it because of the screaming girls. It's probably a bit like Got Live if you Want It!, their first live album. Good as a historical document, but not prime Stones - at least not as a live band. But the movie might make it worth it.

I have a slight preference for No Security over Still Life because of it's idiosyncratic track list myself. As I said earlier, how many recordings of Jumpin Jack Flash, Honky Tonk Women or Satisfaction does one person need?

Well, the DVD is available separately for what I consider a fair price. I'm just such a sucker for those lavish box sets with the unnecessary/useless "extras.":lol: I did manage to score the deluxe box set of the Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones DVD and I am now the very proud owner of a Rolling Stones scarf.:unsure: It is getting pretty crazy though, they are absolutely inundating us with releases over the last few years.

Oh, I agree that it is great to have some "rare" tracks performed over the same old warhorses but I would have picked a completely different tracklist. Still, No Security is probably the last live album that they will release with such a "strange" set of songs.

Okay, you said you were a big Bob Dylan fan and if you are buying live Rolling Stones albums you must be a big fan of them also but who else do you really dig? I think that I am roughly half your age but we seem to have somewhat similar tastes.;)

Chrissie-fan
May 9th, 2013, 10:47 PM
^^
I'm into lots of stuff. Most of the things you would expect from someone who likes artists like the Stones and Dylan, but also jazz and classical music (including opera).

DownInAHole
May 12th, 2013, 11:12 PM
I have recently come to the realisation that this is the Greatest Song Ever:
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KleineBiere
May 18th, 2013, 10:29 PM
congrats to denmark :yeah:

Hoergren
May 18th, 2013, 10:51 PM
Let's celebrate with Denmark - here is the song that won the European Song Contest 2013 - tonight:

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TennisFan66
May 18th, 2013, 10:52 PM
congrats to denmark :yeah:

Must be her lucky panties .. (I swear. I am not making it up. Among the ... literally 5-10 daily immaterial articles over the last 2-3 weeks, one article was about her wearing her lucky panties. I only saw a headline, so I cannot elaborate :lol: ).

Anyone old enough to remember Carola? :)

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Jorn
May 19th, 2013, 08:13 AM
Tillykke Danmark! :yeah:

angliru
May 19th, 2013, 09:27 AM
Wow. A Danish favourite actually wins an event? ;)

WD, Emmelie.

Chrissie-fan
May 19th, 2013, 11:02 AM
Forget about Che Guevara, Messi, Maradonna, Evita, Sabatini, Vilas, delPotro or Piazzolla. For me the greatest Argentinian ever is the exceptional piano goddess, the one and only Martha Argerich. :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:

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angliru
May 19th, 2013, 04:27 PM
Martha Argerich, wow. I didn't expect to see her name in a thread here. I really like her Rachmaninov 3rd. She's such a fierce lioness! I had a youtube link to the finale of Prokofievs 3rd concerto, but somehow it's been removed. But I'm sure it's still out there (can't be bothered to search now). The last 2 minutes are unbelieable :eek:

I think I have 5 or 6 of her Schumann Concerto recordings lying around, including one made when she was 11 years old (on medias like LP, cd, dvd and blu-rays).

Protoss
May 19th, 2013, 05:26 PM
Oxygen wasn't the Danish entry? :p

Blu€
May 19th, 2013, 05:42 PM
Oxygen wasn't the Danish entry? :p

Hopefully Caro will delight us next year with her presence. Maybe as a host? :lol:

Emmelie was brilliant :)

Chrissie-fan
May 19th, 2013, 06:04 PM
Martha Argerich, wow. I didn't expect to see her name in a thread here. I really like her Rachmaninov 3rd. She's such a fierce lioness! I had a youtube link to the finale of Prokofievs 3rd concerto, but somehow it's been removed. But I'm sure it's still out there (can't be bothered to search now). The last 2 minutes are unbelieable :eek:

I think I have 5 or 6 of her Schumann Concerto recordings lying around, including one made when she was 11 years old (on medias like LP, cd, dvd and blu-rays).
I had thought that everyone would just ignore that post, but I'm happy to meet another Martha fan here. :clap2: :hatoff:

Yes, her Rachmaninov 3 and Prokofiev 3 are out of this world, there is no other way of putting it. I have a few of her Schumann concerto recordings as well (not six though).

TennisFan66
May 23rd, 2013, 01:30 PM
Someone called Aerosmith will be playing live from Singapore in a few minutes :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=S7QjrK9vrqk#!

Chrissie-fan
May 23rd, 2013, 07:32 PM
Not that anyone will care (except for angrilu perhaps :hug:), but here's some more Martha Argerich. Take it from me folks, this is legendary stuff....

The complete third Rachmaninov concerto. It's been recorded countless times and by many great pianists, but many consider Argerich's version the best ever. For years this was only available as a bootleg, but it got an official release by public demand as it were. Listen and worship. :worship:

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The complete first Tchaikovsky piano concerto. Charles Dutoit who was Martha's husband at the time conducts.

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And the first Prokofiev piano concerto. Her interpretation of the third is truly legendary, but this one is pretty awesome as well.

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DownInAHole
May 25th, 2013, 08:20 PM
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DownInAHole
Jun 2nd, 2013, 12:59 PM
One of my favorite bands of the late 70's and 80's (or ever really) - Talking Heads who with Tina Weymouth had the cutest bass player in bass player history.


Cutest bass player in bass player history? I nominate the following:

Paz Lenchantin
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Rhonda Smith
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Katy Goodman
http://www.blitzgigs.de/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/katy.jpg

Lyn-Z
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/63810849/LynZ.jpg

Tal Wilkenfeld
http://anymusic.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/tal-wilkenfeld.jpg

Sadly, none of these ladies, nor Tina Weymouth, can honestly be called "the cutest bass player in bass player history." That honour belongs to this guy. Remember, he was the "cute Beatle."
http://www.crochetopia.com/beatles/64cute.jpg

Hoergren
Jun 2nd, 2013, 09:23 PM
Time for listening to the newest British invasion LITTLE MIX who won X-Factor UK 2011 - now in the US for the 2nd time this year. Here are a couple of their hits in the UK. Even if I'm an old guy I think they are great - well because they can sing like in this Change your life one of their own songs:

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And their #1 hitt from last summer coming later in US - Wings also their own creation

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But what they are most admired for is their acapella songs - here is one We are young:

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Well in my humble opinion the new Spice girls or even greater:)

TennisFan66
Jun 2nd, 2013, 10:10 PM
And their #1 hitt from last summer coming later in US - Wings also their own creation

"Wings" is a song by British girl group Little Mix (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Mix). It was co-written by the group in collaboration with Iain James (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iain_James), Erika Nuri (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Writing_Camp), Michelle Lewis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelle_Lewis), Mischke Butler, Heidi Rojas and the song's producers, TMS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TMS_%28production_team%29). "

Well, there's enough co-writers in there for a whole football team. That's usually the way Simon Cowell gives 'co-credits' to his reality groups, which doesn't write their own songs (see One Direction).

Just saying

Hoergren
Jun 3rd, 2013, 04:09 AM
"Wings" is a song by British girl group Little Mix (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Mix). It was co-written by the group in collaboration with Iain James (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iain_James), Erika Nuri (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Writing_Camp), Michelle Lewis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelle_Lewis), Mischke Butler, Heidi Rojas and the song's producers, TMS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TMS_%28production_team%29). "

Well, there's enough co-writers in there for a whole football team. That's usually the way Simon Cowell gives 'co-credits' to his reality groups, which doesn't write their own songs (see One Direction).

Just saying

Thanks for the correction - I must admit that I haven't been so deep into the songwriting part, but heard that they had made it together. Well I just like them singing and I think they do that quite well:)

TennisFan66
Jun 3rd, 2013, 08:50 AM
Speaking about music, Simon Cowell and X Factor and Little Minx, as their 'mentor' was just in The SUN.

Tulisa exposed as a drugs fixer ... :lol: now wanted for questioning by the police .. ( can't say I'm the slightest bit surprised, but the undercover journo's tapes are hilarious ) .. At one point Tulisa says 'You can't tell this to anyone' ... and she's being taped for the world to listen in :lol: ... then goes on to brag about, how she was running drugs as a teen.

TennisFan66
Jun 10th, 2013, 08:10 AM
Simon Cowell egged at Britain Got Talent

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Is there a phone-in vote, so I can vote for the woman who threw eggs at Cowell as the winner?

She egged him as a protest against his influence in the music (she should have used something heavier than just eggs, if you ask me).

(This being the music thread and the clip is about Simon Cowell and from one of his 'talent' shows, am I now in violation of thread topic?)

bruce goose
Jun 10th, 2013, 01:05 PM
Simon Cowell egged at Britain Got Talent

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Is there a phone-in vote, so I can vote for the woman who threw eggs at Cowell as the winner?

She egged him as a protest against his influence in the music (she should have used something heavier than just eggs, if you ask me).

(This being the music thread and the clip is about Simon Cowell and from one of his 'talent' shows, am I now in violation of thread topic?)Well,hopefully MY endorsement won't discourage you, but I think the post above was superb.A friend told me that her daughter wanted to learn English so that the youngster could follow what was spewed by Cowell's creation,Numb Erection...and my response was that mi amiga should tell her daughter that English was extremely difficult to learn and caused painful mouth and throat maladies for foreigners due to the oral contortions necessary for pronunciation:lol:.I also suggested that lots of people lead happy,healthy lives w/o learning English

To continue with your theme that egging was TOO delicate and humane,I've often said that,if you're going to apply the death penalty(the moral issue is a separate question entirely),then the gringo method of lethal injection is totally asinine.La pena muerte should be a brutal deterrent...as one can see in the Old Testament and as the Romans did,to great effect, with techniques such as public crucifixion.Would leaden ball bearings satisfy your requirements for Cowell projectiles:p?

TennisFan66
Jun 10th, 2013, 03:08 PM
^ You're in luck, Bruce. I believe his dancing clowns are in Mexico City now. (at least that's what a British tabloid said).

(Yes, I know my name calling is pathetic and behaviour well below my age, but I ReAlLy hate Simon Cowell, everything he stands for and anyone and everyone affiliated with him - so I cannot help myself).

bruce goose
Jun 10th, 2013, 03:42 PM
^ You're in luck, Bruce. I believe his dancing clowns are in Mexico City now. (at least that's what a British tabloid said).

(Yes, I know my name calling is pathetic and behaviour well below my age, but I ReAlLy hate Simon Cowell, everything he stands for and anyone and everyone affiliated with him - so I cannot help myself).As you'll see from a glance at the map, our nation is a bit larger in physical size than Jolly Olde England is, and Ciudad Mexico is about 20 hours south of here by car...far enough away that the mindless din known as Numb Erection won't audibly carry all the way up here. My guess is that the concertgoers will break down something like: 98.8% horny adolescent girls(ages 12-15);1.2% everyone else:lol:.

If I can offer you a ray of joy as you use your imagination, try to picture Numb Erection(N.E.) trashing one of OUR hotel rooms.As you might guess, justice moves slowly here so their handlers might have to wait an hour while bonding the spoiled lads out from jail.....just long enough for them to have a 'meet and greet' with some of our convicts who haven't seen their gfs for a while.Most of the thugs aren't bilingual, so that would give N.E. a chance to work on their Spanish skills:p. Perhaps they could even "sing" while some cholos press them face first against the side of the jail cell.......just a little something to ponder;)

DownInAHole
Jun 21st, 2013, 02:57 PM
I would like to send this one out to a certain Danish lass after her sterling and commendable effort today:
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DownInAHole
Aug 9th, 2013, 08:17 AM
There has got to be at least one other Grand Funk Railroad fan here (Chrissie-fan?). I think that this title accurately describes where Caroline is at:
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Hoergren
Aug 9th, 2013, 02:21 PM
Well DIAH her is some inspiring music for you just replace the name with Carolina and you're hooked ;)

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One of the best tunes from 1979(I think it was) by The Knack - here in a newer version - hope you remember it.

DownInAHole
Aug 9th, 2013, 04:56 PM
I can't say that I remember that song when it was new (I was born in 1980) but I am certainly familiar with it.

Chrissie-fan
Aug 9th, 2013, 05:08 PM
There has got to be at least one other Grand Funk Railroad fan here (Chrissie-fan?). I think that this title accurately describes where Caroline is at:
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It would be an exaggeration to say I'm a fan but I like them ok, especially the early work.

Hoergren
Aug 9th, 2013, 11:38 PM
Let's refresh a bit from the 70ties. Here is my favourite rock'N'Roll band - Flamin Groovies - an overseen American pearl. Here first the IMHO best version of Little Richards Keep a knockin from 1957:

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And their own monster hit which never was Headin for the texican border - might be good with the ongoing series The Bridge:

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And one last fabulous rocker - Teenage head:

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Hope it'll rock your bones:bounce:

Hoergren
Aug 18th, 2013, 05:27 AM
A natural born killer - 6 year old rocker - have a look!
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and here LIVE
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and here with a band in June this year still only 6!
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Chrissie-fan
Aug 24th, 2013, 10:01 AM
When reading an online article about Caroline I saw a link to another article - "Linda Ronstadt diagnosed with Parkinsons." :eek: Shocking. A reminder how quickly time flies. In the days of my youth Linda was one of the best looking women in music. For my taste her only real competition in that regard was Stevie Nicks and the blonde one from Abba. But more important than that, she had an absolutely stunning voice that allowed her to sing virtually any genre without embarrassing herself. She's been the most versatile singer I know. But in terms of critical approval this versatility has hurt her somewhat. She doesn't conveniently fit into any particular box. Nevertheless, it's hard not to rate that incredible voice and the range of her artistry.

Traditional pop/jazz

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Adult pop ballad

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Rock

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Operetta

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Few others besides the Stones themselves could do justice to this one like Linda does here imo. Kicks some serious ass.

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Mariachi music

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Country

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DownInAHole
Sep 1st, 2013, 01:15 AM
Did anyone else (Chrissie-fan?) pick up the new Bob Dylan box set? I haven't had a chance to listen to it yet but the packaging is quite nice (it ought to be for how expensive it was).

Chrissie-fan
Sep 1st, 2013, 09:37 AM
Did anyone else (Chrissie-fan?) pick up the new Bob Dylan box set? I haven't had a chance to listen to it yet but the packaging is quite nice (it ought to be for how expensive it was).
You mean that "another self portrait" one? No, I haven't got it (yet). I wouldn't expect too much from it though because I consider the original self portrait album the worst one of his career.

DownInAHole
Sep 1st, 2013, 09:58 AM
You mean that "another self portrait" one? No, I haven't got it (yet). I wouldn't expect too much from it though because I consider the original self portrait album the worst one of his career.

Yes, that is the one I am referring to. My Dylan collection is complete up to Nashville Skyline but after that it gets a bit patchy (especially after Desire) and I have never heard Self Portrait before so this seemed like a good purchase. One of the discs is just a remastered version of the original album but there is also a live disc with the Band. It's also not just Self Portrait outtakes. There is a fair bit of stuff from New Morning too. It is definitely expensive but if you are into fancy packaging it is (almost) worth it.

As a huge Prince fan I dearly wish that he had his own "Bootleg Series" type of releases. He has tons of unreleased material but doesn't seem keen on making it available.:sad:

Is there a particular Dylan era that you would like to see further explored? I guess the obvious example would be more material from The Basement Tapes sessions.

Chrissie-fan
Sep 1st, 2013, 10:48 AM
Yes, that is the one I am referring to. My Dylan collection is complete up to Nashville Skyline but after that it gets a bit patchy (especially after Desire) and I have never heard Self Portrait before so this seemed like a good purchase. One of the discs is just a remastered version of the original album but there is also a live disc with the Band. It's also not just Self Portrait outtakes. There is a fair bit of stuff from New Morning too. It is definitely expensive but if you are into fancy packaging it is (almost) worth it.

As a huge Prince fan I dearly wish that he had his own "Bootleg Series" type of releases. He has tons of unreleased material but doesn't seem keen on making it available.:sad:

Is there a particular Dylan era that you would like to see further explored? I guess the obvious example would be more material from The Basement Tapes sessions.
Yes, but they will probably get to that sooner or later. The bootleg series does a good job of covering his entire career. That box set sounds pretty interesting with the New Morning stuff and the live album. I have no doubt that the Self Portrait material itself is the worst part.

Chrissie-fan
Sep 1st, 2013, 12:18 PM
As a huge Prince fan ...

What's your favorite Prince album?

DownInAHole
Sep 1st, 2013, 05:19 PM
What's your favorite Prince album?

I'm supposed to say 1999, Purple Rain or Sign 'O' the Times but it is probably Emancipation. It is not necessarily his best album but it is the one that I have listened to the most (along with Chaos and Disorder).

Heh, I just listened to the Self Portrait album from the box set. It's...different.:lol: On to the live disc.

Chrissie-fan
Sep 1st, 2013, 05:32 PM
I'm supposed to say 1999, Purple Rain or Sign 'O' the Times but it is probably Emancipation. It is not necessarily his best album but it is the one that I have listened to the most (along with Chaos and Disorder).

Heh, I just listened to the Self Portrait album from the box set. It's...different.:lol: On to the live disc.
I like 1999 and Purple Rain as well, but my fave is Sign 'O' the Times. It's not only my favorite Prince album but probably even my favorite album of the 80's by anyone. Well, that one and the Talking Heads' Remain in Light. I like a lot of Emancipation as well. I've never heard Chaos and Disorder.

Self Portrait is different allright. :lol:

DownInAHole
Sep 1st, 2013, 06:13 PM
I like 1999 and Purple Rain as well, but my fave is Sign 'O' the Times. It's not only my favorite Prince album but probably even my favorite album of the 80's by anyone. Well, that one and the Talking Heads' Remain in Light. I like a lot of Emancipation as well. I've never heard Chaos and Disorder.

Self Portrait is different allright. :lol:

Big fan of Sign 'O' the Times, eh? Now I am picturing you staring into a mirror singing "Hot Thing" and "U Got the Look" to yourself.:p

The cover of Chaos and Disorder is my avatar. It was one of his contractual obligation albums but it was also the first album of his that I heard so I have a soft spot for it. The first half is one of his most "rock" sides (lots of loud guitar). If you like "rock" Prince it is worth a listen. I missed out on him during the eighties and since I became a fan in 1996 that is an era I have a lot of love for even if it was kind of the beginning of the end. I'm curious, what was the last Prince album that you heard?

This may cause you to throw rotten fruit/vegetables at me but I have never heard a Talking Heads album.:tape: I have always meant to get into them but haven't managed it yet.

Would you have liked Self Portrait as a single album or is it unsalvageable to you? Kind of odd that New Morning sounds as cohesive as it does since it was partially made up of "rejects" from Self Portrait. The quality of the live disc is quite good, both in sound and performance. Two songs left and then it is on to the outtakes.:unsure:

Chrissie-fan
Sep 1st, 2013, 06:31 PM
Big fan of Sign 'O' the Times, eh? Now I am picturing you staring into a mirror singing "Hot Thing" and "U Got the Look" to yourself.:p

The cover of Chaos and Disorder is my avatar. It was one of his contractual obligation albums but it was also the first album of his that I heard so I have a soft spot for it. The first half is one of his most "rock" sides (lots of loud guitar). If you like "rock" Prince it is worth a listen. I missed out on him during the eighties and since I became a fan in 1996 that is an era I have a lot of love for even if it was kind of the beginning of the end. I'm curious, what was the last Prince album that you heard?

This may cause you to throw rotten fruit/vegetables at me but I have never heard a Talking Heads album.:tape: I have always meant to get into them but haven't managed it yet.

Would you have liked Self Portrait as a single album or is it unsalvageable to you? Kind of odd that New Morning sounds as cohesive as it does since it was partially made up of "rejects" from Self Portrait. The quality of the live disc is quite good, both in sound and performance. Two songs left and then it is on to the outtakes.:unsure:
Self Portrait is unsalvageable for me. A single album would have been better just because it would mean there was less of it. I don't rank New Morning as one of his masterpieces, but it's definitely much better.

Emancipation is actually the last Prince album I bought.

Talking Heads is a band I got into relatively late. That is, I had a few of their albums and liked them ok when I listened to them. But they didn't stand out as big faves of mine and I even found David Byrne's voice kind of annoying. But a year or two ago they (for whatever reason) all of a sudden clicked with me and now I can't get enough of them. Bought all the albums I didn't yet have and even the concert dvd's.

DownInAHole
Sep 2nd, 2013, 11:26 AM
I just finished the Another Self Portrait box. I liked it but, at least for me, the two discs of outtakes were good but not great. If you don't like Self Portrait, well, this is pretty much just more of the same.

Chrissie-fan, I found a cheap copy of the Sand in the Vaseline anthology on Amazon so I will soon hear at least some of Remain in Light.

Chrissie-fan
Sep 2nd, 2013, 12:07 PM
I just finished the Another Self Portrait box. I liked it but, at least for me, the two discs of outtakes were good but not great. If you don't like Self Portrait, well, this is pretty much just more of the same.

Chrissie-fan, I found a cheap copy of the Sand in the Vaseline anthology on Amazon so I will soon hear at least some of Remain in Light.
Thanks for telling me about the Dylan box set.

I hope you like the TH compilation. The hardest thing to get over is David Byrne's voice, at least it was for me. But once you manage to do that the're great and quite funky as well.

DownInAHole
Sep 2nd, 2013, 12:36 PM
Thanks for telling me about the Dylan box set.

I hope you like the TH compilation. The hardest thing to get over is David Byrne's voice, at least it was for me. But once you manage to do that the're great and quite funky as well.

I don't think his voice will be a problem for me. Billy Corgan is hardly a traditional type of singer and I love the Smashing Pumpkins. I'm more song oriented than voice oriented. Otherwise I would be a massive Celine Dion fan.:unsure:

Is there anything specific that you have in heavy rotation at the moment? Have you made any new discoveries or have you rediscovered any old favourites?

Chrissie-fan
Sep 2nd, 2013, 01:07 PM
I don't think his voice will be a problem for me. Billy Corgan is hardly a traditional type of singer and I love the Smashing Pumpkins. I'm more song oriented than voice oriented. Otherwise I would be a massive Celine Dion fan.:unsure:
I doubt it. Celine has a great voice indeed, but I don't consider her a great singer. If that doesn't sound quite logical I'd say that she is like someone who can't fiddle but has a Stradivarius. Someone like Celine communicates nothing beyond "just listen what a great voice I have" but there are countless singers who's voice is a lesser instrument who are far better singers in terms of communicating the lyrical and emotional content of a song.

Is there anything specific that you have in heavy rotation at the moment? Have you made any new discoveries or have you rediscovered any old favourites?
I'm currently working my way through two box sets from legendary jazz singers. The 48 (!!!) disc Ella Fitzgerald compilation "First Lady of Song" and Billie Holiday's "Lady Day" - a 10 cd set of her early recordings (1933-1944) which still are her best work in my opinion (late Billie with the declining voice is painful to listen to in my opinion). Both very cheap purchases that I found on Amazon with (for the time of course) great sound quality. Now THESE two were TRULY great singers. :lol:

http://www.jpc.de/image/w600/front/0/0885150331811.jpg

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DownInAHole
Sep 2nd, 2013, 01:43 PM
Interesting timing. I recently got a new job which requires me to drive much of the day and I am listening to Ella's Verve recordings (currently I am up to the four disc version of the Gershwin Songbook). I don't have that particular box set but I do have some of it (the Verve recordings). I still haven't gone before or after her Verve years but I am eventually going to buy this:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-Masters-1935-1955-Ella-Fitzgerald/dp/B005NNJKF0/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1378128632&sr=1-1&keywords=Ella+Fitzgerald+1935

It is "only" fourteen discs but I believe that it contains just about all of her pre Verve recordings. The sound may be a little rough but at that price it is impossible to say "no."

I have that Billie Holiday box but I haven't yet found the time to listen to it. I did recently acquire her Decca/Commodore recordings on this collection:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-Commodore-Decca-Masters/dp/B002L1FETS/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1378128814&sr=1-1&keywords=Billie+Holiday+Decca

and I was impressed with it. I think the only late period Billie that I have heard is on the At Newport album (which is split between Billie, Ella and Carmen McRae). She definitely sounded very rough on it.

I'm also trying to find some Sarah Vaughan discs but much of her catalogue seems to be out of print. There was a recent box set of her jazz recordings circa 1954-1958 but I haven't picked it up yet:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Divine-Albums-1954-1958-Sarah-Vaughan/dp/B00AO7HPS4/ref=sr_1_3?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1378129305&sr=1-3&keywords=Sarah+Vaughan+box

Heh, we seem to have fairly similar taste in music.

Chrissie-fan
Sep 2nd, 2013, 02:12 PM
Interesting timing. I recently got a new job which requires me to drive much of the day and I am listening to Ella's Verve recordings (currently I am up to the four disc version of the Gershwin Songbook). I don't have that particular box set but I do have some of it (the Verve recordings). I still haven't gone before or after her Verve years but I am eventually going to buy this:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-Masters-1935-1955-Ella-Fitzgerald/dp/B005NNJKF0/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1378128632&sr=1-1&keywords=Ella+Fitzgerald+1935

It is "only" fourteen discs but I believe that it contains just about all of her pre Verve recordings. The sound may be a little rough but at that price it is impossible to say "no."

I have that Billie Holiday box but I haven't yet found the time to listen to it. I did recently acquire her Decca/Commodore recordings on this collection:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-Commodore-Decca-Masters/dp/B002L1FETS/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1378128814&sr=1-1&keywords=Billie+Holiday+Decca

and I was impressed with it. I think the only late period Billie that I have heard is on the At Newport album (which is split between Billie, Ella and Carmen McRae). She definitely sounded very rough on it.

I'm also trying to find some Sarah Vaughan discs but much of her catalogue seems to be out of print. There was a recent box set of her jazz recordings circa 1954-1958 but I haven't picked it up yet:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Divine-Albums-1954-1958-Sarah-Vaughan/dp/B00AO7HPS4/ref=sr_1_3?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1378129305&sr=1-3&keywords=Sarah+Vaughan+box

Heh, we seem to have fairly similar taste in music.
Yes, it's a relieve to find someone at TF who's not a Rihanna nut. :lol:

I like the content of that Holiday box set. I have another one that covers the same period. 40's Billie is still very good in my opinion. 50's Billie is a disaster though. At least for me because opinion is not unanimous on that.

One from Sarah Vaughan that you might consider is her edition on the "eight classic albums" series (see below).

http://i46.fastpic.ru/big/2013/0727/39/cedb495fdf386fe1572889d7fd82ba39.jpg

There are other similar box sets available from the likes of Peggy Lee, Dinah Washington, Anita O'Day and other important jazz and/or "traditional pop" singers. Also lots of jazz instrumentalists - Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington and so on.

One of the positive things about the demise of the cd for fanatics like us is that you now can buy lots of great recordings for relatively little money.

Hoergren
Sep 4th, 2013, 02:15 PM
What a bout songs about Caroline or girls with that name - here is the latest: Status Quo - Looking for Caroline:

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Extracts from the lyrics:
Looking out for a girl named Caroline
The kind of girl everybody like to meet
Standing there like she couldn't care
Hoping her heart never missed a beat
She got her look and you know that it's always there
I wouldn't have it any other way
Fact is you can take her anywhere
There is no reason but I gotta say

She's your very best friend
When you're digging in a hole
She'd read a good book
But she loves her rock and roll
You say what you want
But she's gonna take control
Caroline, you know, got a lot of soul

Gotta run, gotta hide, get outside of town
Somewhere we go she isn't far behind
Seems like another day in paradise
Another day for me to lose my mind
Now she'd be there, anywhere, didn't have a chance
And I believe everybody knows
She is the girl that you can't ignore
And isn't that the way it always goes?

The last must be Rorys saying ;)
Who show the next one?:lick:

Chrissie-fan
Sep 14th, 2013, 11:10 AM
I just posted the post below at another forum. Subject was "favorite singers", so I figured I might just as well post it here also. :)

I think there's a difference between favorite (as in "best") singers and favorite artists. That is, if someone is a favorite singer he or she automatically is also a favorite artist. But someone who is a favorite artist may also be so because of different aspects of his or her artistry that goes beyond the the singing or the sound of his or her voice.

I'm a big opera lover and my favorite voice type has always been the soprano, and especially the lyric soprano. I can just wallow in the creamy beauty of voices like the ones from Renée Fleming and Kiri Te Kanawa. I also love Mirella Freni who for me is "the best" or most moving Puccini singer ever. Even late in life she was still utterly convincing singing roles of women forty years younger than her.

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Of the men I like Luciano Pavarotti, but only for his singing. As an opera "on stage actor" he was a disaster of the "park and bark" type. Basically a statue who's acting limited itself to opening his mouth and looking into the distance to express distress or smiling to show that he's happy or in love. Still, his voice was such an incredible instrument that it hardly matters. Rolando Villazon is my favorite young-ish tenor. His enthusiasm is almost impossible to resist, especially when he sings/plays opposite the super gorgeous (and great) Anna Netrebko. He's both moving and funny. There's definitely something Chaplin-esque about him. Placido Domingo is of course one of the all time greats. His longevity and his range of roles is simply incredible. I also love Nicolai Ghiaurov's bass voice. He's not with us anymore, but he was Mirella Freni's husband. But I could go on and on because the standard that is recquired to make it in opera is such there is no such thing as a poor opera singer who's made it - leaving aside a few crossover singers who are not "real" opera singers to begin with.

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I also love many jazz and "traditional pop" singers such as Billie Holiday (up to and including the 1940's, I'm not a big fan of the late "voice in shatters" version), Frank Sinatra, June Christy, Sarah Vaughan and Peggy Lee. Peggy Lee is one of the most undemonstrative "less is more" but nevertheless also sexy vocalists in any genre that I have ever heard. She oozes class and I simply adore her.

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In more contemporary popular music I love soul singers such as Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and many others. Dusty Springfield is another one I love. I like her singing so much that I own all of her albums - even the mediocre ones just because I love that husky, yearning, sexy voice so much. In country music I like Patsy Cline (best country singer ever imo) and Alison Krauss.

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And then there's Linda Ronstadt - incredible voice and the most versatile singer I know. Rock, pop, country, bluegrass, mariachi, jazz standards, operetta - Ronstadt has done it all and she never embarrased herself with any of it. A few weeks ago I heard that Linda is suffering from Parkinsons desease and that we will never hear her sing again. Therefore I would like to close this post with a clip of of the incredible miss Ronstadt. Not any one video can do justice to her talent because she has done so many different things so well. But I haven't chosen one of the more obvious pop, rock or country hits that most will already be familiar with anyway. Instead I've gone for a bit of Mariachi music.

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I've just realized that considering the clips I've chosen that I must have a strong preference for female singers. Perhaps I do, but there's plenty of guys I like as well though. Perhaps next time. ;)

DownInAHole
Sep 18th, 2013, 07:23 PM
I'm still waiting on the Sand in the Vaseline compilation but I picked up a couple of Talking Heads live albums (The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads and Stop Making Sense) and I am enjoying them. I didn't think they had this much funk in their sound, I guess I thought they were more "art rock."

Maybe I am hearing something that isn't there but it seems like they may have been an influence on Prince. Up to about 1985 he had a relatively small band (five members, excluding himself) but with the Parade tour he added horns, a second guitarist and backing vocalists kind of how the Talking Heads augmented their sound circa 1980-1981.

crescentmoon
Sep 18th, 2013, 07:40 PM
When reading an online article about Caroline I saw a link to another article - "Linda Ronstadt diagnosed with Parkinsons." :eek: Shocking. A reminder how quickly time flies. In the days of my youth Linda was one of the best looking women in music. For my taste her only real competition in that regard was Stevie Nicks and the blonde one from Abba. But more important than that, she had an absolutely stunning voice that allowed her to sing virtually any genre without embarrassing herself. She's been the most versatile singer I know. But in terms of critical approval this versatility has hurt her somewhat. She doesn't conveniently fit into any particular box. Nevertheless, it's hard not to rate that incredible voice and the range of her artistry.

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Few others besides the Stones themselves could do justice to this one like Linda does here imo. Kicks some serious ass.

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I never cared for Linda Ronstadt but I do like the one you posted Sky Lark.

Chrissie-fan
Sep 19th, 2013, 07:15 AM
I never cared for Linda Ronstadt but I do like the one you posted Sky Lark.
She has done so many things well in so many different genres that it's almost impossible to dislike everything. ;)

Chrissie-fan
Sep 19th, 2013, 07:26 AM
I'm still waiting on the Sand in the Vaseline compilation but I picked up a couple of Talking Heads live albums (The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads and Stop Making Sense) and I am enjoying them. I didn't think they had this much funk in their sound, I guess I thought they were more "art rock."

Maybe I am hearing something that isn't there but it seems like they may have been an influence on Prince. Up to about 1985 he had a relatively small band (five members, excluding himself) but with the Parade tour he added horns, a second guitarist and backing vocalists kind of how the Talking Heads augmented their sound circa 1980-1981.
I suppose they were, but perhaps to call them "art funk" would be more appropriate. Perhaps they had some influence on Prince although I think that Sly & the Family Sone, Funkadelic and Graham Central Station were more obvious influences. I think there's a "world music" component about Talking Heads as well.

Yksi
Sep 20th, 2013, 06:09 PM
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I like this more recent version with Diana Krall:

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TennisFan66
Jun 28th, 2014, 09:00 AM
Since we were talking music (or lack thereof :tape:) in the other thread.

From Linkin Park's new album 'The Hunting Party' ... :rocker2:

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Chrissie-fan
Jun 28th, 2014, 09:06 AM
Since we were talking music (or lack thereof :tape:) in the other thread.

From Linkin Park's new album 'The Hunting Party' ... :rocker2:

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Cool. :)

DownInAHole
Jun 29th, 2014, 11:17 AM
It's a few years old but has anyone heard My Morning Jacket's two shows from Red Rocks in August, 2011? Two nights back to back they played a total of fifty-eight unique songs and nearly six hours. I LOVE when bands dive so deeply in to their catalogue!

TennisFan66
Aug 15th, 2014, 05:19 PM
I wonder if WTA has an arrangement with Ellie Goulding. 'Lights' and now also 'Burn' are often played between sets. :)

Protoss
Aug 15th, 2014, 09:52 PM
I wonder if WTA has an arrangement with Ellie Goulding. 'Lights' and now also 'Burn' are often played between sets. :)
My guess is that individual tournaments decide on the music that's played.