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Tinyfish Wibble => Other Bands => Topic started by: Mick on April 14, 2008, 11:36:35 AM



Title: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mick on April 14, 2008, 11:36:35 AM
Final Conflict-Simple, New band for me and i like them a lot, I hope to get them at The Peel, This album is excellent!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: FirePhoenix on April 14, 2008, 04:38:07 PM
I am currently listening to Nightwish's most recent album Dark Passion Play... and a band called Kamelot... both are very good :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on April 14, 2008, 09:19:53 PM
I am currently listening to the news.   ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: enlightened on April 14, 2008, 09:29:45 PM
Kiss - Detroit Rock City  8)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on April 14, 2008, 10:30:18 PM
Magenta - Metamorphosis.
It's a grower and it's very well done...and Jem likes it too.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on April 15, 2008, 09:46:17 AM
This morning in the gym i listened to some:

Foo Fighters
Queensryche
Levellers
and a little bit of Bach


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: MistressPurr on April 15, 2008, 05:57:39 PM
I started singing "Domino" by Genesis to myself, so I've been revisting Invisible Touch


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mick on April 15, 2008, 06:01:21 PM
I started singing "Domino" by Genesis to myself, so I've been revisting Invisible Touch

I keep having Hot Lips on my mind ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Sarah on April 15, 2008, 06:10:08 PM
I've been listening to a lot of Kelly Clarkson on my iPod lately. I also have the theme tune for the Hoobs stuck in my head.  I like to watch it when I'm getting ready for work.

Sarah xx


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on April 16, 2008, 11:53:30 AM
today i had (in the gym again)

Bluetones
Avenged Sevenfold
Editors
Fish
Evanescence


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: MistressPurr on April 16, 2008, 05:20:22 PM
I started singing "Domino" by Genesis to myself, so I've been revisting Invisible Touch

I keep having Hot Lips on my mind ;D

Hahahaha I wonder why !  ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on April 16, 2008, 09:48:51 PM
Right now I'm listening to 'Genius Of Love' by the Tom Tom Club (the iPod is ALWAYS on shuffle in this house) and before that, 'On Obsession' by Peter Blegvad.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on April 16, 2008, 09:50:22 PM
I am enjoying the silence of children asleep.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on April 16, 2008, 09:50:42 PM
I am enjoying the silence of children asleep.
:D :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on April 17, 2008, 08:20:07 PM
Running Away by Midnight Hour (http://www.myspace.com/midnighthourrock)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on April 17, 2008, 09:56:16 PM
It's been a Biffy Clyro day


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: landslug on April 18, 2008, 01:20:18 AM
I'm listening to myself play the drums... or I was until I sat down to type this.

To my neighbors it probably sounds like I threw the drums down the stairs   :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on April 18, 2008, 08:16:23 AM
right at this moment i'm listening to Orchestral Tubular Bells pt2


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Leopard Messiah on April 18, 2008, 12:51:12 PM
Now listening to The Bonzo Dog band's "Gorilla" opus.  Nice!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on April 18, 2008, 02:03:42 PM
Now listening to The Bonzo Dog band's "Gorilla" opus.  Nice!

Is that on the album with the genius track 'Shirts' where Vivian Stanshall interviews member of the public about er...shirts?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on April 18, 2008, 03:55:36 PM
my iPod on Shuffle went from "One From the Heart" by Tom Waits and Crystal Gayle to Heidi Berry to 'Oliver's Army' by Elvis Costello to "Verlieben, Verloren, Vergessen, Verzeihen" by Wolfgang Petry.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Tomnotthatone on April 21, 2008, 03:41:47 AM
Planet of Ice by Minus the Bear...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on April 21, 2008, 08:09:05 AM
this morning i have mostly been listening to The Progidy


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 21, 2008, 01:09:39 PM
Have been listening to Marillion.com today - the album of theirs I know least.

Mostly it's quite good, but there seem to be a couple of duffers on there.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: wickedwitch on April 21, 2008, 06:20:46 PM
christina kulukundis.   its very soothing!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on April 21, 2008, 07:38:11 PM
Since i been home i listened to Fear of a Blank Planet


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on April 21, 2008, 08:30:42 PM
Since i been home i listened to Fear of a Blank Planet

That's a good album to be sure.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on April 22, 2008, 08:05:46 AM
A little bit of Metallica this morning


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on April 22, 2008, 09:07:47 AM
Massive Attack - Mezzanine

My least favourite MA album, mostly because of the truly awful Teardrop.

now i want to go and listen to Protection though ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on April 22, 2008, 10:08:50 AM
My favourite MA album, mostly because of the truly beautiful Teardrop.  ;D

Yeah most people i know think that. i'm fine with being in the minoriy (although Inertia Creeps is far superior)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on April 22, 2008, 11:07:05 AM
Today it's: 69 Love Songs by The Magnetic Fields.

(http://www.houseoftomorrow.com/i/cdart/69ls_large.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on April 22, 2008, 12:16:02 PM
Listened to Saxon's Wheels of Steel on the way to work this morning.

Through choice?????  ???


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on April 22, 2008, 12:53:28 PM
Whenever i see that (NWOBHM) i think of New Kids on the Block!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Leopard Messiah on April 22, 2008, 02:28:34 PM
My favourite MA album, mostly because of the truly beautiful Teardrop.  ;D

Yeah most people i know think that. i'm fine with being in the minoriy (although Inertia Creeps is far superior)



Which is the one with the track about "Fussy farts"?  That's really good.  I believe it might be Mezzanine.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on April 22, 2008, 02:33:03 PM
It is Mezzanine, the track is Man Next Door :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Leopard Messiah on April 22, 2008, 02:44:35 PM
It is Mezzanine, the track is Man Next Door :D


I thought so.   Nice to see a quick flatulence reference on a hit record!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: wickedwitch on April 22, 2008, 03:47:31 PM
currently listening to

http://www.imeldamay.com/

sexy, sassy and with a voice to die for.  Whenever Rome does a gig with her i book the babysitter.

x


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Stcj on April 23, 2008, 03:58:45 PM
Moving Pictures by Rush
 :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on April 23, 2008, 06:41:40 PM
Moving Pictures by Rush
 :)

The Camera Eye...ooh now there is a song and a half.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Sarah on April 23, 2008, 07:16:33 PM
Whenever i see that (NWOBHM) i think of New Kids on the Block!

Haha, me too. *oh-oh-ay-oh-ooh, oh-oh-ay-oh, oh-oh-ay-oh-ooh...the right stuff*

Right now, I am currently listening to (and singing along very loudly and terribly to) The Little Mermaid.  Right now it's Under the Sea.

Sarah xx


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Soundscape DJ on April 23, 2008, 10:05:47 PM
Gods I love Eddie.  He will be in town here very soon and I am hoping to get to the show.

Recent listening that has really floored me was : Asia's new Phoenix album.  I am such a sucker for the Wetton era sound of Asia and this album does not disappoint.  Plus there is plenty of room for everyone to strut their musical stuff.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Bruiser on April 24, 2008, 07:01:07 AM
Moving Pictures by Rush
 :)

Limelight.  The universal dream, no less.  Awesome!  I have to say their new offering Snakes and Arrows is rather saucy, too.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on April 24, 2008, 08:11:09 PM
Simple Plan ~ Untitled (from the album still not getting any)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Sarah on April 24, 2008, 08:43:37 PM
Half watching half listening to Eddie Izzard: Unrepeatable

Gods I love Eddie.  He will be in town here very soon and I am hoping to get to the show.

Recent listening that has really floored me was : Asia's new Phoenix album.  I am such a sucker for the Wetton era sound of Asia and this album does not disappoint.  Plus there is plenty of room for everyone to strut their musical stuff.


I adore Eddie Izzard.  If he walked up to me out of the blue and asked me to marry him, I would drop everything (well, not everything...if I was holding a baby or something, I wouldn't drop it) and say yes and run away with him.

*strokes Eddie Izzard box set.*

Sarah xx


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: stuartball on April 26, 2008, 01:36:14 PM
The new Whitesnake album.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 28, 2008, 11:02:31 AM
Dear Catastrophe Waitress by Belle and Sebastian


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Tomnotthatone on April 28, 2008, 04:41:08 PM
"I'm not afraid of you and I will kick your ass" by Yo La Tengo.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on April 28, 2008, 06:24:05 PM
"I'm not afraid of you and I will kick your ass" by Yo La Tengo.

Good choice sir!

Summer Sun is also a terrific album by the band but you can't go far wrong with almost any artists on the Matador label


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Sarah on April 28, 2008, 06:47:25 PM
The opening title track to Scarface: The World is Yours on PS2. YAAAAY!

Sarah xx


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on April 28, 2008, 08:46:48 PM
Which leads me to my question (and it's not at all bready and not even slightly curranty)... who (or what) the actuall F*** are (is) Yo La Tengo?

Hoorah, i feel much less like a musical philistine now :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on April 28, 2008, 09:19:21 PM
Awww, cheers Jim.

Actually, Yo La Tengo is a band I came into contact with through the All Tomorrows Parties Festival. I first heard of them when trying to chase down rare Boards Of Canada tracks. They were on an ATP compilation CD if memory serves me. I thought they sounded cool and bought the album that was out at the time i.e. Summer Sun. Yo La Tengo make terribly beautiful music.

If you want REALLY obscure, you should check out Stars Of The Lid or maybe even Sunn o))) but I think these bands belong in the 'The Most Unlistenable Band...' thread.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Tomnotthatone on April 29, 2008, 03:48:19 AM
The new Yo La Tengo is quite amazing, I love it. I haven't heard of Stars Of The Lid , but I think  Sunn o))) are very cool...or I'm very weird.  :D I listened to a compilation CD from MOJO magazine today that had a song by Orange Juice-(Edwyn Collins?) I think I used to like them...LOL. Going prematurely senile.

Awww, cheers Jim.

Actually, Yo La Tengo is a band I came into contact with through the All Tomorrows Parties Festival. I first heard of them when trying to chase down rare Boards Of Canada tracks. They were on an ATP compilation CD if memory serves me. I thought they sounded cool and bought the album that was out at the time i.e. Summer Sun. Yo La Tengo make terribly beautiful music.

If you want REALLY obscure, you should check out Stars Of The Lid or maybe even Sunn o))) but I think these bands belong in the 'The Most Unlistenable Band...' thread.



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Tomnotthatone on April 29, 2008, 03:53:56 AM
Currently-"More Songs About Love & Hate" by The Godfathers... :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on April 29, 2008, 08:05:50 AM
This morning i listened to:

Comfort in Sound ~ Feeder
Chelsea Monday ~ Marillion
Even Flow ~ Pearl Jam
Anthem ~ Trivium


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Soundscape DJ on April 29, 2008, 04:02:12 PM
This morning was a Grateful Dead morning for me.  My chiropractor made me a disc of some of his favorite tracks.  So far there has been an incredibly clear 1977 Estimated Prophet and a nice 80s era Scarlet>Fire.   With that I would say I am getting ready for the summer festival season, and looking forward to some live music. 

Cheers,
Woody


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: stuartball on April 29, 2008, 08:15:58 PM
Gave "Love Over Gold" by Dire Straits this morning. A album which is far superior to "Brothers In Arms".


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on April 30, 2008, 08:01:58 AM
This morning i listened to:

Equinoxe 3 ~ JmJ
That burning fields thing (i forget the actual title) ~ Dragonforce
Toxic ~ Marillion
Voodoo People ~ The Prodigy


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on April 30, 2008, 08:38:09 AM
Gave "Love Over Gold" by Dire Straits this morning. A album which is far superior to "Brothers In Arms".

Damn straight sir.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: stuartball on April 30, 2008, 12:27:50 PM
Current song is FullMoon by Sonata Arctica.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 30, 2008, 02:52:56 PM
Lamb's Greatest Hits


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Tomnotthatone on April 30, 2008, 03:11:34 PM
"I'm not afraid of you and I will kick your ass" by Yo La Tengo.

Good choice sir!

Summer Sun is also a terrific album by the band but you can't go far wrong with almost any artists on the Matador label

I'd like to believe that every time someone mentions a band that I've never heard of, Simon has never heard of them either. I would also like to believe that to mask his lack of knowledge, Simon immediately googles said artist and returns to post an informed tidbit about said artist, passing it off as something he already knew.

But I can't.

Simon is infuriatingly well-educated in these matters.

Which leads me to my question (and it's not at all bready and not even slightly curranty)... who (or what) the actuall F*** are (is) Yo La Tengo?

I was curious about their name so did a little research and found this:

The band's name comes from a baseball anecdote.

During the 1962 season, New York Mets center fielder Richie Ashburn and Venezuelan shortstop Elio Chacón found themselves colliding in the outfield. When Ashburn went for a catch, he would scream, "I got it! I got it!" only to run into the 160-pound Chacón, who spoke only Spanish.

Ashburn learned to yell, "¡Yo la tengo! ¡Yo la tengo!" which is "I got it" in Spanish. In a later game, Ashburn happily saw Chacón backing off. He relaxed, positioned himself to catch the ball, and was instead run over by 200-pound left fielder Frank Thomas, who understood no Spanish and/or had missed a team meeting that proposed using the words "¡Yo la tengo! as a way to avoid outfield collisions.

After getting up, Thomas asked Ashburn "What the heck is a Yellow Tango?".

The band wanted a name that sounded foreign in order to avoid any connotations in English. Kaplan is also a devoted baseball fan. However, it still irks the band when they are asked the origin of the name. The band once performed a cover of the Mets theme song "Meet the Mets" during a benefit appearance on radio station WFMU's pledge drive.  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on April 30, 2008, 03:23:04 PM
That's a great story.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 30, 2008, 03:31:27 PM
200-pound left fielder

Isn't that from Marillion's "The Uninvited Guest"


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on April 30, 2008, 04:43:02 PM
Make one up!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: stuartball on April 30, 2008, 07:31:46 PM
I'm listening to Chelsea fans cheering on the TV!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on May 01, 2008, 08:34:57 AM
In the gym today i had

The Dope Show ~ Marilyn Manson
Comfort in Sound ~ Feeder
Pseudo Silk Kimono ~ Marillion
Something by Avengend Sevenfold, I forget the name
Sentimental ~ Porcupine Tree


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: stuartball on May 01, 2008, 04:22:06 PM
Clannad - Landmarks


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Stcj on May 01, 2008, 04:39:59 PM
Lady Of The Sea - Seth Lakemen

But I've still got Rock On By T-Rex In My head.....


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Tomnotthatone on May 01, 2008, 09:54:25 PM
Today I subjected my customers to "The Dark Third" by Pure Reason Revolution.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on May 01, 2008, 10:53:15 PM
Strangely enough, I was listening to that today.

" A million bright ambassadors are calling..."  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Tomnotthatone on May 02, 2008, 02:03:35 AM
Simon, I received a promo of the new Def Leppard CD today...I know you're jealous.   Review to follow, if I survive... :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on May 02, 2008, 08:18:30 AM
That's spot on Jimbo. Pyromania was rarely far from my old walkman but if I'm being honest, I was a sucker for Mutt Lang's production sound - loved those b/vox!!!

Photograph is still a fantastic song though.  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on May 02, 2008, 08:36:13 AM
Quote from: Jim link=topic=48.msg1816#msg1816 date=
Although personally I draw the line at Poison.

Far too messy after effects i find!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on May 02, 2008, 08:43:43 AM
That's spot on Jimbo.

Photograph is still a fantastic song though.  ;D

Spot-on that you're not thanking me or spot-on with my (admittedly hazy) memory of our teenage years. It was 26 years ago after all!

Oh definitely the latter sir.  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Soundscape DJ on May 02, 2008, 01:24:45 PM
I have to stand up for the Leppard here  :)  Sure they had some cheasy moments, but Pyramania and Hysteria were very overplayed albums by me.  I can't say I enjoyed the recent cover album, but I still give the boys every oppotunity to re-wow me.  The same goes for The Scorpions.  I was a metal junkie before the scary stuff like King Diamond and Slayer came along. 

I have to agree though, I draw the line at Poison and all of the spin-off Rockocrasies. 


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Tomnotthatone on May 02, 2008, 01:41:25 PM
Oh, I loved them back in the days of MTV actually showing videos...Even liked "X" and "Yeah"...If I hear Photograph or Hysteria on the radio I'll still listen as they still are great songs!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on May 02, 2008, 02:07:55 PM
This is definitely the wrong time to mention that i've only ever heard that 1 'hit' Scorpions had in the 80's and have never heard of Winger isn't it?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on May 02, 2008, 02:38:10 PM
What, Marillion...aren't they dead???


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: landslug on May 02, 2008, 06:04:34 PM
I loved the Scorpions with Michael Schenker.. he still blows me away with that tone & phrasing of his.

Winger has the distinction of having their career tanked by Beavis & Butthead    :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: stuartball on May 02, 2008, 06:37:00 PM
Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on May 02, 2008, 10:09:24 PM
Due to the other thread, Script.   ;D 


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on May 03, 2008, 09:04:17 AM
I must admit to getting that thrill down my spine upon hearing that first line again too...

Conclusion - made much better by Steve, but he's still doing that same guitar thirty years later  ;)



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Bruiser on May 03, 2008, 09:44:15 AM
I loved the Scorpions with Michael Schenker.. he still blows me away with that tone & phrasing of his

Ooh good shout.  Ahh, Tokyo Tapes with Uli Jon Roth.  Mighty fine guitar noises on Fly To The Rainbow methinks.

Adorned my leather jacket, big hair wig and studded leather codpiece for Saxon's The Power and The Glory the other night.  Great stuff.  Must remember not to wear the codpiece inside out in future.  It can smart.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: stuartball on May 05, 2008, 04:28:42 PM
Mike Oldfield - Trick Of The Light


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on May 06, 2008, 08:09:05 AM
Stupid radio played stupid Nickelback when i was leaving the gym this morning...so that'll be in my head all day!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on May 06, 2008, 09:08:47 AM
Ghost Circus.  Must admit to only buying cos a virtual acquaintance  ;) did the artwork but it is good, I prefer my music heavier than the usual prog. 


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: wickedwitch on May 06, 2008, 11:29:59 AM
Ghost Circus.  Must admit to only buying cos a virtual acquaintance  ;) did the artwork but it is good, I prefer my music heavier than the usual prog. 

oh bless you!!! xxx


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on May 06, 2008, 11:34:58 AM
I bought Cycles from iTunes and enjoyed it a lot so the follow-up from Ghost Circus always on my wish-list.
WW's piccies made it an essential hard copy pre-order.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 06, 2008, 11:57:33 AM
What, Marillion...aren't they dead???

Or on the Butlins circuit?

Well Center Parcs anyway  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Soundscape DJ on May 06, 2008, 03:03:15 PM
Ghost Circus.  Must admit to only buying cos a virtual acquaintance  ;) did the artwork but it is good, I prefer my music heavier than the usual prog. 

Hurray for a fan of Ghost Circus.  They are fantastic guys and this new album has been really amazing to me.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Soundscape DJ on May 06, 2008, 03:05:51 PM
Kevin Ayers...my musical education continues with Shooting at the Moon.  The guy is a freak!!  In a good way though.



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: stuartball on May 06, 2008, 07:25:12 PM
Iron Man Soundtrack.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Sarah on May 06, 2008, 07:26:59 PM
Iron Man Soundtrack.

YAAAAAS!

Sarah xx


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: stuartball on May 06, 2008, 07:29:25 PM
Iron Man Soundtrack.

YAAAAAS!

Sarah xx

Its very good, including all the orchestral score - very fitting, heavy and rocking in itself.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on May 07, 2008, 08:51:23 AM
this morning, Underworld, The Prodigy and Moby


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 07, 2008, 10:47:59 AM
The new (Free) Nine Inch Nails album - pretty good on first impressions.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on May 07, 2008, 11:01:08 AM
Ooh thanks for the reminder will d/l that this afternoon


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: MistressPurr on May 07, 2008, 01:13:47 PM
Demians - Building An Empire
Panic Room - Visionary Position
Dark Suns - Existence
Kamelot - Ghost Opera
Magenta - Metamorphosis


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: stuartball on May 09, 2008, 04:56:06 PM
Judas Priest - Angel Of Retribution
The Sword - Ages Of Winter


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Stcj on May 09, 2008, 05:37:52 PM
The Mesopotamians - They Might Be Giants

Very talking heads ish...................


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on May 10, 2008, 11:30:13 AM
The Mesopotamians - They Might Be Giants

Very talking heads ish...................

Ooh, now you've made me want to go an listen to the Talking Heads (selects 'Fear Of Music' on my iPod).  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on May 10, 2008, 02:22:35 PM
Jump ofc!

:D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: The Trooper on May 10, 2008, 11:02:00 PM
Led Zeppelin done by the London Philharmonic - it's rather good!!!

Kashmir sounds really good but Battle Of Evermore is awesome!!!!!!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Tomnotthatone on May 11, 2008, 03:18:02 AM
todays playlist at work:
Tool-10000 days.
Porcupine Tree-Nils Recurring.
Starting Line-Direction.
Aryeon-01011001.
Paramore-Riot!.
Def Leppard-SONGS FROM THE SPARKLE LOUNGE !!
Rush-Snakes and Arrows.
Kings X-Greatest Hits.
Mudcrutch-Mudcrutch.
Gnarls Barkley-The Odd Couple.
3-The End is Begun...
and some others which slip my mind.

right now I'm listening to Jump on their Myspace page.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Leon on May 11, 2008, 07:47:38 AM
Airhead - Boing!

No really, Airhead is the band, Boing! is the album. A better slab of pop you'd be hard pressed to find.

Holy shit - Airhead!  They were form my hometown.  Good drummer.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: stuartball on May 11, 2008, 03:42:32 PM
Marillion - Family


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Soundscape DJ on May 11, 2008, 04:49:00 PM
Mudcrutch- Tom Petty's old/new band
Steve Winwood- newest one
Flight of the Conchords- suggest you all have listen to these guys.

Cheers,
Woody


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on May 11, 2008, 10:23:40 PM
Mudcrutch- Tom Petty's old/new band
Steve Winwood- newest one
Flight of the Conchords- suggest you all have listen to these guys.

Cheers,
Woody

Steve Winwood - Arc Of A Diver  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 12, 2008, 08:18:43 AM
Came to work this morning to the strains of the classic

Lemonheads - It's a Shame About Ray

Thus slacking off on forums already


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: enlightened on May 12, 2008, 11:07:52 AM
Lemonheads - It's a Shame About Ray

Classic indeed!

Currently listening to Demians - Building An Empire : very nice in a Blackfield kinda way


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: stuartball on May 12, 2008, 05:01:30 PM
Judas Priest - British Steel  8)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 13, 2008, 08:43:49 AM
Just put British Steel back on the iPod, but for me it's more of a going home in the afternoon kind of album.

This morning I have been listening to Disc 2 of the Fugazi reissue by a band from Aylesbury.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on May 13, 2008, 11:47:05 AM
Vanessa Mae ~ The Violin Player


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: stuartball on May 13, 2008, 12:05:49 PM
Deicide - The Stench Of Redemption


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: stuartball on May 15, 2008, 07:34:25 PM
Ipod on shuffle of every track, some interesting combinations!

Novembers Doom - Dark Fields For Brilliance
Satyricon - Now, Diabolical
Both Ends Burning - Roxy Music
War Paint - Rush
Marillion - Jigsaw
Slayer - Altar Of Sacrifice
Scorpions - Send Me An Angel
Jerry Goldsmith - Theme From Rambo II
The Beatles - Baby It's You
Emperor - Inno A Satana


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on May 15, 2008, 10:07:39 PM
Lost Prophets - The Fake Sound Of Progress


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on May 16, 2008, 05:48:30 AM
Lost Prophets - The Fake Sound Of Progress

Ooh good Simon :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 16, 2008, 11:06:15 AM
Frank Zappa - Does Humor belong in Music

Cracking choice - one of my favourite Zappa albums (and there are quite a few)

Today I have been mostly listening to "Fireworks" - a remix album of Sven Vath.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on May 16, 2008, 02:15:47 PM
No Time for Tears ~ Alice Cooper


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Soundscape DJ on May 16, 2008, 04:46:33 PM
The Buggle- Adventures in Modern Recording 


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on May 17, 2008, 09:13:14 PM
Popol Ace - Mrs Randalie

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=255631838 (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=255631838)

I now understand why Genesis asked Jahn Teigen to audition for them when Peter Gabriel left.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: stuartball on May 18, 2008, 08:32:11 AM
Rolling Stones - Fool To Cry
U2 - So Cruel
Marillion - Splintering Heart
In Flames - Dark Signs
Paradise Lost - Mercy


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on May 18, 2008, 02:00:11 PM
Thunder and Lightning ~ Thin Lizzy


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on May 18, 2008, 08:37:42 PM
Nice choice!!!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on May 19, 2008, 09:27:21 AM
iTunes is good like that :D

this morning i had Rendezvous 4 Live ~ JmJ followed by Bartender and the Thief ~ Stereophonics


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Tomnotthatone on May 19, 2008, 09:12:23 PM
Brian Bromberg-Metal


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on May 19, 2008, 10:09:10 PM
Ungdomskulen - Modern Drummer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdBFvaxeKf8& (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdBFvaxeKf8&)

And yes I am promoting Norwegian prog ... somebody has to


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Tomnotthatone on May 20, 2008, 12:40:34 AM
WOW! That was COOL!  :D Any other bands you recommend?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on May 20, 2008, 07:47:39 AM
I got David Byrne/Brian Eno, Robyn Hitchcock and Miles Davis this morning.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on May 20, 2008, 08:11:29 AM
Today i had
That Time of the Night ~ Marillion
Helicopter ~ Bloc Party
Crusade ~ Trivium


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on May 20, 2008, 10:10:48 AM
WOW! That was COOL!  :D Any other bands you recommend?

For a more traditional prog band check out Airbag. You can download their EP at http://www.airbagsound.com/ (http://www.airbagsound.com/) or check out their myspace page http://www.myspace.com/airbagsound (http://www.myspace.com/airbagsound)



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on May 20, 2008, 12:25:57 PM
Does Nordic Prog have a genre name?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on May 20, 2008, 01:24:38 PM
Yes, prog rock :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Soundscape DJ on May 21, 2008, 01:13:50 PM
I did a Finnish Prog show a few weeks back.  I can reccomend a few of those guys: Jeavestone, Velvet Desperados, Overhead, and Circusfolk.  All of these bands were pretty amazing and deserving of some credit.



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on May 21, 2008, 03:38:06 PM
IMO some of the best prog in the world is being made by nordic bands right now. Man alive, they can play!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on May 21, 2008, 05:51:38 PM
Let face facts, there are only two ways to survive the long dark winter ... and the other one is to make music.

Seriously I think the fact that the population of the nordic countries are less than most other countries, makes it easier to be discovered. The record companies are not as bland as International labels and they are willing to take risks.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: stuartball on May 25, 2008, 05:22:13 PM
Slap In The Face - Wonderful Life


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on May 25, 2008, 08:35:50 PM
Embrace got an outing today for the first time in yonks.  (Cos husband couldn't find anything else that was not prog related in the car)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mick on May 26, 2008, 12:11:14 PM
I am listening to Haze 20th anniversary gig ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on May 26, 2008, 12:44:40 PM
Oh. They are old prog.  That puts me off somewhat.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mick on May 26, 2008, 03:47:11 PM
Listen to their music on My Space.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on May 26, 2008, 07:08:40 PM
Listening to Haze 20th anniversary gig, eh Mick?

I guess that you're practising for the 30th anniversary gig then.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mick on May 26, 2008, 07:49:40 PM
Listening to Haze 20th anniversary gig, eh Mick?

I guess that you're practising for the 30th anniversary gig then.

Really looking forward to the gig ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on May 26, 2008, 10:38:17 PM
I did a Finnish Prog show a few weeks back.  I can reccomend a few of those guys: Jeavestone, Velvet Desperados, Overhead, and Circusfolk.  All of these bands were pretty amazing and deserving of some credit.



What, no Lordi?

Now listening to the in game music from Age of Conan.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Paul on May 27, 2008, 04:08:11 PM
Itunes on shuffle, and DIY bt Peter Gabriel popped up. Fitting, as I'm putting up a shelf.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Tomnotthatone on May 27, 2008, 10:52:22 PM
World Container by The Tragically Hip. Previously-Transatlantic-the Roine Stolt mixes.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on May 28, 2008, 09:48:36 AM
This morning i had:

Some Wolfmother
Some Creed
Some Mike Oldfield
Some Marillion
Some Justin Timberlake
and
Some enchanted evening


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: stuartball on May 28, 2008, 10:04:23 AM
Nightwish - Eva


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on May 28, 2008, 01:50:23 PM
Nightwish - Eva

Ooh me like, me like!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on May 28, 2008, 02:07:27 PM
World Container by The Tragically Hip. Previously-Transatlantic-the Roine Stolt mixes.

Useless factoid: Neil Peart is a big fan of the Tragically Hip.

I hovered over the Roine Stolt mixes CD at last years Summer's End but decided against it. Was I wrong not to purchase?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Tomnotthatone on May 28, 2008, 06:48:29 PM
Simon, As for the Roine Stolt Transatlantic CD-I like it better than the original-Neil Morse edited out some cool guitar stuff by Roine and the mix is better balanced, I think. Were you able to locate that Andrew Gold CD?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on May 28, 2008, 07:23:27 PM
OMG!!!! Ben 10 theme tune on repeat. ::) At least we've moved on from Motorville on repeat. ::)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on May 29, 2008, 09:34:57 AM
this morning i had

Of Wolf and Man (S&M Version) ~ Metallica
Why do you get all the love in the world  ~NiN
Some Josh Groban
Some Moby
and then at the end of my workout when i was nearly dead i got
Something for the Pain ~ Bon Jovi


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Soundscape DJ on May 29, 2008, 01:36:44 PM
I did a Finnish Prog show a few weeks back.  I can reccomend a few of those guys: Jeavestone, Velvet Desperados, Overhead, and Circusfolk.  All of these bands were pretty amazing and deserving of some credit.



What, no Lordi?

Now listening to the in game music from Age of Conan.

Would you say that Lordi is prog?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on May 29, 2008, 03:18:24 PM
Well they are progressive and play rock ...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Tomnotthatone on May 30, 2008, 11:01:58 PM
Any Opeth fans in here...?
Listened to Ghost Reveries a while ago, good stuff!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: stuartball on June 01, 2008, 09:43:04 AM
Neil Young - Harvest Moon
Duran Duran - The Wedding Album
Queen - Jazz


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Sarah on June 01, 2008, 12:08:06 PM
Old Metallica.  Those were the days....

Sarah xx


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mick on June 01, 2008, 08:42:36 PM
Just started listening to Kotebel..............Different ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on June 02, 2008, 08:30:23 AM
This morning i was mostly listening to Foo Fighters...because tonight I'm going to see Foo Fighters


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Sarah on June 02, 2008, 06:24:06 PM
This morning i was mostly listening to Foo Fighters...because tonight I'm going to see Foo Fighters

Hmph *scowls*

Hope you have fun.  Try and steal a bit of Dave Grohl for me.

I was listening to lots of Marillion and Eve6 on my beautiful new Skullcandy headphones today :)

Sarah xx


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: landslug on June 03, 2008, 03:28:16 AM
Played Peter Gabriel's 'Up' this morning and keyboardist Tom Brislin's Spiraling band has a new album called Time Travel Made Easy that I like a lot   :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on June 03, 2008, 09:19:07 AM
Try and steal a bit of Dave Grohl for me.

I only got close enough once as he ran around the square bit by where i was stood.

Today i have also been listening to the Foo fighters because it was outstanding


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Tomnotthatone on June 03, 2008, 01:55:17 PM
Ooh, I likes me some Trevor Rabin,,,


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on June 05, 2008, 10:47:55 PM
Any Opeth fans in here...?
Listened to Ghost Reveries a while ago, good stuff!
I am. I love Opeth but seem to be the only one in the band that does. I think it's vocals that rather puts the other guys off  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Tomnotthatone on June 05, 2008, 11:50:26 PM
Whaaat, they do not like the cookie monster growling....? :D

I would think any rock fan would like Damnation.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on June 06, 2008, 09:29:30 AM
Whaaat, they do not like the cookie monster growling....? :D

I would think any rock fan would like Damnation.

I agree, go figure.  :-\

By complete contrast, today I'm listening to the Yellow Magic Orchestra - Solid State Survivor

(http://www.japanator.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/ymo.jpg)
An album that is NONE more 80's electro pop.  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Tomnotthatone on June 07, 2008, 01:32:48 AM
"Pink Lady Lemonade" by Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso U.F.O.

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=26168979

Good Stuff!!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Bruiser on June 10, 2008, 05:35:52 AM
This week I have mostly been listening to:

The Doors - The Soft Parade (title track is VERY odd)
Dream Theater - Octavarium (title track is VERY gorgeous)
Genesis - And Then There Were Three (no title track but The Lady Lies is wonderful!)
Cream - Wheels of Fire

Hmm.  Not exactly a modern selection but jolly nice.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: stuartball on June 10, 2008, 07:22:53 AM
Daath - The Hinderers


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on June 10, 2008, 08:50:43 AM
This week I have mostly been listening to:

The Doors - The Soft Parade (title track is VERY odd)
Dream Theater - Octavarium (title track is VERY gorgeous)
Genesis - And Then There Were Three (no title track but The Lady Lies is wonderful!)
Cream - Wheels of Fire

Hmm.  Not exactly a modern selection but jolly nice.


You are totally correct about the The Soft Parade.
Octivarium is a little bit like the 'lost' dream theater album for me. I really don't listen to it much.
And Then There Were Three is more or less the same in that it's probably the Genesis album I listen least to but I do like both Down And Out and The Ballad Of Big.
Cream's Wheels Of Fire is cracking album!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on June 10, 2008, 06:38:52 PM
The young man next door (I don't think he is still a teenager)'s "music" at full blast.  It could be worse.  A few years back he was constantly mc'ing.  >:(


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on June 10, 2008, 09:05:55 PM
Why don't you go next door and say" "Young man" can you turn it up as I think this music is really cool. "I reckon it would stop soon enough.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on June 11, 2008, 08:59:13 AM
It is very cool!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on June 11, 2008, 12:14:52 PM
Why don't you go next door and say" "Young man" can you turn it up as I think this music is really cool. "I reckon it would stop soon enough.

 ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: wayfarer on June 12, 2008, 10:05:22 PM
Opeth - Watershed

"First class"


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Tomnotthatone on June 13, 2008, 04:13:13 AM
Great Opeth album-as always!

Listening to Death by Sexy by Eagles of Death Metal....

Opeth - Watershed

"First class"


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: stuartball on June 26, 2008, 08:17:14 PM
Marillion - Real Tears For Sale (Live). Played it a lot in the last week - great song.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on June 27, 2008, 08:55:50 AM
XTC - Skylarking

Oh man alive, I love this band!
(http://www.progreviews.com/reviews/images/XTC-Sky.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on June 27, 2008, 11:12:50 AM
Hollywood Party Girls ~ Sizzling Summer Couples podcast


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on June 27, 2008, 02:34:16 PM
Hollywood Party Girls ~ Sizzling Summer Couples podcast

Is that a compilation or a lifestyle? If it's the latter, I am SO in the wrong line of work.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on June 27, 2008, 03:35:30 PM
I'd say a bit of both


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on July 02, 2008, 10:54:30 AM
Duran Duran - The Wedding Album

That is a quality album. Our Mr Cuccurullo made all the difference to their sound IMO.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on July 02, 2008, 05:29:19 PM
Opeth ~ Blackwater Park


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on July 03, 2008, 09:47:22 AM
I don't see you as a Duranie Jim. x


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 03, 2008, 12:49:44 PM
Duran Duran are rather good.

Rio is a consummate pop album

Must put it on the iPod as I seem to be going retro at the moment. Have been playing Boss Drum by The Shamen and A Kind of Magic by queen this week.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on July 03, 2008, 01:18:23 PM
I don't see you as a Duranie Jim. x

I'm not a Duranie by any stretch of the imagination but I do like to think I can appreciate good music no matter where it comes from. And that said, The Wedding Album and The Red Carpet Massacre are the best things I've ever heard them do.  :)

Not to mention the fact that Warren Cuccurullo is ex-Frank Zappa band and anything to do with Zappa is of considerable interest to our Mr Saunders.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on July 03, 2008, 01:38:50 PM
our Mr Saunders.

Who's he then?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on July 03, 2008, 01:50:35 PM
I was a Duranie and I openly admit it!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on July 04, 2008, 11:00:45 AM
you could form a whole new band with fake names!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on July 07, 2008, 02:19:09 PM
you could form a whole new band with fake names!

Done!  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on July 07, 2008, 08:30:41 PM
Is it called fakeyfish?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on July 08, 2008, 08:31:46 AM
 :D :D It is now.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on July 23, 2008, 09:42:12 AM
Godspeed You Black Emperor - Lift Yr Skinny Fists Like Antenna To Heaven

(http://www.vaguespace.net/blog/images/2008/01/04/200pxliftyrskinnyfists.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on July 30, 2008, 01:59:39 PM
Laughing Stock by Talk Talk

(http://www.geocities.com/sunsetstrip/alley/6328/laughing.gif)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on July 30, 2008, 07:34:16 PM
Has anyone ever listened to the Glam Metal Detectives album? It's got the most spine tingling version of Shakin' all over. Trevor Horn.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on July 30, 2008, 09:37:55 PM
Is that Shaking All Over Trevor Horn? If so, I'm not sure I like the sound of that.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on July 30, 2008, 09:43:58 PM
Hyukhyukhyuk....


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on July 31, 2008, 08:53:17 AM
Ithangyew!  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: landslug on August 02, 2008, 03:25:21 PM

Not to mention the fact that Warren Cuccurullo is ex-Frank Zappa band and anything to do with Zappa is of considerable interest to our Mr Saunders.

I just got a new CD by the band Beardfish called Sleeping in Traffic pt-II. Really excellent old-school style prog with a strong Zappa influence.
I'd never heard of them until I was asked to check it out for the website, but I like it a lot   :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Soundscape DJ on August 03, 2008, 06:24:19 PM
AT the moment I am checking out Goblin, an Italian prog band that I did not know much about before.  I am trying to ready a show in which I feature lots of Italian Progressive rock...it is just hard to know where to start.

Also worth checking out is:
Cyro Baptista- Latin Jazz percussionist- fantastic new album called Banquet of the Spirits.

I will second you on the Beardfish...also check out new Presto Ballet for some true 70s style prog.  The guys only use 70's era equipment.

Cheers,
Woody


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on August 03, 2008, 09:31:43 PM
The Italians KNOW how to play prog!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Soundscape DJ on August 03, 2008, 10:28:13 PM
Ok, that said, you sound like you know something or 2 about Italian prog.  So, are there any bands you can point me to?

Woody


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on August 05, 2008, 12:49:21 PM
I would always point people in the direction of PFM first (link below) who are a great band.
http://www.pfmpfm.it/eng/index.htm (http://www.pfmpfm.it/eng/index.htm)

Cervello are also pretty damn good but they did take me a while to get into. The good news is that they only really made one album 'Melos' so if you can find a copy, you'll have everything :)

I hope that is of use sir.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Bruiser on August 06, 2008, 10:57:20 AM
The Italians KNOW how to play prog!

They certainly do - The Watch were absolutely frighteningly at Lydney recently: brilliant musicians, flawlessly executed...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on August 06, 2008, 11:42:24 AM
Currently listening to Digital Planet podcast


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Soundscape DJ on August 10, 2008, 03:11:56 PM
Thanks for the Italian suggestions!  PFM are definitely a force to be reckoned with.  The Watch are amazing!  I got to interview those guys last year when the recent album came out.  Not only were they very informative, but they definitely put a lot of thought into their production and lyrical content.  For anyone interested I will be doing an Italian based show a week from this Tuesday.  This week we are celebrating the Olympics through prog.

Cheers,
Woody


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on August 11, 2008, 09:29:32 AM
The Italians KNOW how to play prog!

They certainly do - The Watch were absolutely frighteningly at Lydney recently: brilliant musicians, flawlessly executed...

Why were they executed? Covering Trespass doesn't yet invoke the death penalty, surely?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Wilcey on August 13, 2008, 06:33:40 AM
now listening to................. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2aoXlZ2m1s   :P


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on August 13, 2008, 09:37:38 AM
now listening to................. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2aoXlZ2m1s   :P

Wonderful stuff but why is Ron Crisp and his blues harp a related video I wonder?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Wilcey on August 13, 2008, 10:27:42 AM
ha ha ha! His name is actually Rod Crisp, he's in 'related' cos it was added by Jools (old Pendie member) who subscribes to my videos! (and called "Ron" instead of  "Rod" cos Jools is dyslexic!!!)

Rod Crisp even plays on Pure........... and bloody good he is too!  :P


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on August 13, 2008, 10:53:27 AM
Ah ha, the truth is out there!  :)

I like a good bit of harp playing on a record. Blues harp is a much underated sound in record. You only have to listen to Talk Talk's album Spirit Of Eden to appreciate its power.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: stuartball on August 22, 2008, 03:40:02 PM
The new Metallica single.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on August 24, 2008, 08:05:30 AM
Any good?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on August 24, 2008, 09:25:43 AM
It's superb Si (IMO of course)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Tomnotthatone on August 25, 2008, 03:11:51 AM
Fleet Foxes-been listening to them, Panda Bear, Grizzly Bear and Minus the Bear (Planet Of Ice is my favorite album this year so far) a lot lately. Hmmm....there's a theme there. :D

 As for Italian Progers I like the old school ones- Locanda delle Fate, Reale Accademia Di Musica,  PFM, Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso, Metamorfosi, Le Orme, Il Balletto di Bronso (I just bought "YS" and it is wonderful) and one of my favorites -Quella Vecchia Locanda, they only made two albums and both are excellent. Maxophone and Celeste were good bands also.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: stuartball on August 26, 2008, 06:19:15 PM
Jackson Browne - Solo Acoustic Vol. 2


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on August 26, 2008, 06:56:59 PM
Thankful for Mice (http://www.earthcallingalice.com)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on August 27, 2008, 10:01:49 AM
UFO - Obsession  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: todders on August 27, 2008, 04:10:27 PM
Right here goes my first post on here :-)

mirage-borderline:-

(Like a low budget camel, singers voice has a heavy accent though)

Black Noddle Project -Eleonore:-
 
(Music adapted from a fairytale, "Eleonore Et Le Livre Interdit", written by the guitarist-vocalist Jérémie GRIMA, this opus takes you to a world of insistent melodies, splendid guitar surges and striking rhythms)

Todders (Adrian)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on August 29, 2008, 01:05:22 PM
Welcome sir. Nice to have you on the forums.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: stuartball on August 29, 2008, 01:25:46 PM
DragonForce - Urban Beatdown


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: stuartball on September 15, 2008, 06:39:00 PM
Richard Wright - Broken China. RIP Rick. :'(


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on September 16, 2008, 07:24:54 AM
Death Magnetic...Awesome


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Bruiser on September 16, 2008, 07:33:36 AM
Pink Floyd.......... RIP Rick.............

"Wearing the Inside Out" with Rick on vocals - a wonderful song.  :'(


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: todders on October 13, 2008, 09:54:24 PM
BitterTown:-Scenes from the box

 Mellow with a capital M Musical Prog with a candle and a steam train...

You all will love it with a bottle of wine and nibbles,certainly not a lager or real ale album.....








Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on October 14, 2008, 08:35:59 AM
I really should check Bittertown out. Thanks for reminding me Todders.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on October 16, 2008, 04:25:58 PM
Threshold and Epica!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on October 16, 2008, 09:48:13 PM
Bloody metalhead.  ::)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on October 17, 2008, 12:50:45 PM
Ooh sorry, I meant Elvis Costello and Busted :-)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on November 26, 2008, 01:11:48 PM
Porcupine Tree - Signify

Contender for one of the silliest album covers of all time.
(http://netfan.pl/images/recenzje/g47386adb3s.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on December 06, 2008, 10:11:29 PM
It Bites - The Tall Ships and I can not get that blinkin' Great Disaster song out of my head!!!!!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on December 09, 2008, 10:27:58 AM
Porcupine Tree - Signify

Contender for one of the silliest album covers of all time.
(http://netfan.pl/images/recenzje/g47386adb3s.jpg)

Whenever I see this it reminds me of the "Daddy, would you like some sausage?" scene in "Freddy Got Fingered". The only truly funny moment in a truly shit film.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q-HmCAQkKU


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Sarah on December 09, 2008, 01:30:30 PM
Daddy would you like some sausage? Daddy would you like some sau-sa-ges?

Brilliant.

Sarah xx


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on January 27, 2009, 04:50:45 PM
Today I will (mostly) be listening to Sunn o)))

http://video.google.co.uk/videosearch?hl=en&q=sunn+o)))&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&resnum=4&ct=title# (http://video.google.co.uk/videosearch?hl=en&q=sunn+o)))&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&resnum=4&ct=title#)

(http://pontoalternativo.mmm-frutas.pt/images/noticias/sunn-o.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 02, 2009, 01:16:57 PM
Bon Iver - Blood Bank

(http://media.prefixmag.com/site_media/uploads/images/artists/b/bon-iver/500x333_bon-iver.jpg)

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=K4E9412xyJ4&feature=channel (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=K4E9412xyJ4&feature=channel)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on February 02, 2009, 08:10:11 PM
Jeans Team - Keine Melodien

(http://www.club-schocken.de/bin/je922580.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on February 02, 2009, 08:18:11 PM
I wonder if you can get a flight case for that.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: MistressPurr on February 17, 2009, 08:28:49 PM
U2 - Achtung Baby

"I'm ready... I'm ready for the laughing gas.."


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Agnieszka on February 18, 2009, 08:31:37 AM
Porcupine Tree - Signify

Contender for one of the silliest album covers of all time.
(http://netfan.pl/images/recenzje/g47386adb3s.jpg)
the cover is *weird* indeed, thank goodness the music speaks for itselfes...
PT is fantastic band, isn't it?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Agnieszka on February 18, 2009, 08:32:19 AM
Dee Expus - Half Way Home


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 18, 2009, 08:53:12 AM
Dee Expus - Half Way Home

That's a great album.

I listened to a selection of Riverside on the drive in this morning.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Agnieszka on February 18, 2009, 10:11:30 AM
Dee Expus - Half Way Home

That's a great album.

I listened to a selection of Riverside on the drive in this morning.
It is a fantastic album and I love the Porcupine Tree influences there. Unlike the ones on Riverside's albums...  Strangely this band doesn't appeal to me at all...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 18, 2009, 11:46:53 AM
I would say that DeeExpus take from the light side of Porcupine Tree, whereas Riverside are very much from the dark side.

Riverside are at the top of my list of bands I really want to see live.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: MistressPurr on February 19, 2009, 06:39:01 PM
Styx - Crystal Ball  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Agnieszka on February 19, 2009, 07:18:59 PM
Tinyfish - Curious Things  :-*


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on February 19, 2009, 07:46:52 PM
Funnily enough, me too


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on February 19, 2009, 08:06:10 PM
Strange :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on February 19, 2009, 09:42:01 PM
How spooky. Like your new pic Bo. :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on February 19, 2009, 10:50:47 PM
I thought since Rob has done such a sterling job with the new look, I'd better make the effort too  8)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on February 20, 2009, 07:50:36 AM
I'll put one up one day when I get around to it ::)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 20, 2009, 09:47:51 AM
It's that spring clean feeling. Out with the old and in with the new  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 20, 2009, 10:18:29 AM
Might as well close this part of the forum for a while - there are no other bands.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 20, 2009, 11:13:30 AM
Well that's just crazy talk...

...but thank you.  ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on February 20, 2009, 05:33:09 PM
Might as well close this part of the forum for a while - there are no other bands.

 ::) does the sticking fingers down throat action...  ;D

But there are other bands - they just aren't as good

Oh I've started sycophanting now  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on February 20, 2009, 10:45:21 PM
Today I am listening to No Line on the Horizon...and some Lily Allen


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 21, 2009, 09:50:28 AM
Today I am listening to No Line on the Horizon...and some Lily Allen

Splitter  ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on February 21, 2009, 10:21:29 AM
I know, damn me and my U2 liking ways ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 21, 2009, 11:10:43 AM
I love the new single 'Get On Your Boots'

(http://213.225.138.187/NewGallery/U2-Get-On-Your-Boots-459691.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on February 21, 2009, 11:35:15 AM
I hate U2! :P


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 21, 2009, 02:11:42 PM
I hate U2! :P

So did I.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 21, 2009, 02:20:04 PM
I love the new single 'Get On Your Boots'

I thought it was Get On Your Boats, a gentle jig in homage to the potato famine.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on February 21, 2009, 05:38:07 PM
i havea  mental image of hte floor being really dirty and them having to stand on their own boots to traverse it


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 21, 2009, 08:22:16 PM
i havea  mental image of hte floor being really dirty and them having to stand on their own boots to traverse it

I've played places like that - The Ruskin Arms in East Ham springs to mind.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: LizSara on February 22, 2009, 09:38:33 AM
East Ham...that's near Upton Park right? Yeah i see how that would correlate


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on February 22, 2009, 10:24:16 AM
i havea  mental image of hte floor being really dirty and them having to stand on their own boots to traverse it

I've played places like that - The Ruskin Arms in East Ham springs to mind.
I remember being slightly over (under) dressed for that one!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on February 22, 2009, 06:49:19 PM
East Ham...that's near Upton Park right? Yeah i see how that would correlate

OY!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Agnieszka on February 22, 2009, 07:50:38 PM
I hate U2! :P
so do I....


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on February 22, 2009, 08:56:10 PM
"Mr. Edge... or may I call you 'The'?"


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: todders on February 22, 2009, 09:06:18 PM
"Mr. Edge... or may I call you 'The'?"

Rob you can guarantee your posts are always either informative ,surreal or bizarre.

It is what keeps thes forums so entertaining  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 22, 2009, 09:27:38 PM
If you put The Edge and James Blunt in the same room, would they cancel each other out?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on February 22, 2009, 10:17:36 PM
Shut up Simon!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on February 23, 2009, 10:17:53 AM
"Mr. Edge... or may I call you 'The'?"

Rob you can guarantee your posts are always either informative ,surreal or bizarre.

It is what keeps thes forums so entertaining  :D

It's my standard U2 joke. Slightly more sophisticated than calling Bono a wanker. Although I just mistyped 'Bono' as 'Bonio'.

And I looked at Bono slightly differently when I discovered the famous Latin phrase "Qui bono?" - "Who profits?" (i.e. the Latin version of "follow the money")


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 23, 2009, 10:56:41 AM
Make Bono History


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on February 23, 2009, 12:36:28 PM
I love Star Stories - the U2 one was particularly amusing  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on February 23, 2009, 02:10:17 PM
Make Bono History

I preferred Private Eye's "Make Docherty History"


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 23, 2009, 02:41:46 PM
I think it was the musical gossip website HolyMoly which started the Make Bono History thing and they knew someone who had an interview with some Hollywood star, and who went to the interview in a Make Bono History tshirt - said star sees the tshirt and asks what it's about, and gets the reply that for the good of the world we should make Bono history.  Star says that's a bit harsh, to which the interviewer says 'how about if it was Sting instead ?'


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 26, 2009, 09:31:19 AM
Just discovered Ulrich Schnauss. Listened to Far Away Trains Passing By on the way to work.

Sorta ambient/Krautrock, very relaxing while on the train with the numpties


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 26, 2009, 09:33:48 AM
Just discovered Ulrich Schnauss. Listened to Far Away Trains Passing By on the way to work.

Sorta ambient/Krautrock, very relaxing while on the train with the numpties

That sounds great and I applaud your anti-numpty strategy.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 26, 2009, 01:07:07 PM
I find you have to go one of two ways on a commute - either floaty and ambient to keep calm around numpties or hard and dirty while you imagine pushing them off the train. Perhaps I'll go for my favourite noise at the moment - an Industrial band form the states called Android Lust.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 26, 2009, 01:49:39 PM
Rush - Live In Rio, and especially disc 3.

The joys of 'working from home'.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on February 26, 2009, 01:57:39 PM
When I had to travel on the tube I would play Ratt (or similar) at full blast and try to look as intimidating as possible so that no one would stand near me.
Anyway, besides that, I was listening to ELO's greatest hits this morning and thought that there must be something there that Tinyfish could use as a cover.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 26, 2009, 02:30:49 PM
YOu know I would LOVE to do an ELO cover but I rather fear I'd be walking a path already trodden by dear bruv with his cover of 'Here Is The News' from the album Time.

I think the only two covers we've ever played as Tinyfish so far has been Red Rain by Peter Gabriel and Stepping Out by Joe Jackson. I have asked for suggestions about covers before and my current fave of those came from LizSara who suggested Wide Open Space by Mansun. WW also suggested Shipbuilding by Robert Wyatt (although I suspect Mrs Witch was probably refering to the Elvis Costello version which, with all due respect to Robert Wyatt, I prefer).

Both excellent dances...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 26, 2009, 02:43:01 PM
How about something off Moving Pictures ?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on February 26, 2009, 07:09:06 PM
As much as I would love that again I reckon bruv similarities cos of Dec


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 26, 2009, 07:18:23 PM
As much as I would love that again I reckon bruv similarities cos of Dec

Plus I feel there is a good chance that my balls would leap out of my body if I tried to reach some of the special 'Geddy' notes. It's a nice thought though.

Btw, we did used to play a cover of YYZ in the Freefall days. It was goddawful.  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 27, 2009, 10:25:12 AM
You could never do Tom Sawyer as well as the South Park sketch on the Snakes and Arrows Tour, but I reckon you could do a storming Passage To Bangkok.

Anyhow - todays numpty-avoidance was Supertramp's "Brother Where You Bound" which isn't their best work, but it's exactly the right length from Seven Sisters (where I got a seat) to Liverpool Street.

Tonight to celebrate the oncoming weekend it'll be Breakfast In America.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 27, 2009, 10:39:41 AM
The South Park sketch was a master stroke.  Rather enjoyed the interval music as well !

I listened to Frost* Experiments In Mass Appeal last night.  3 times in a row.  It took me a while to get into it when I first got it, but almost enjoy it too much now (hence the repeat plays).


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on February 27, 2009, 11:50:53 AM
It's definitely a grower.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on February 27, 2009, 07:51:42 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/8c/Live-Awake.jpg/200px-Live-Awake.jpg)





Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 27, 2009, 09:24:05 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/8c/Live-Awake.jpg/200px-Live-Awake.jpg)





'I Alone' was a fantastic track.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Paul on February 28, 2009, 08:34:55 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/8c/Live-Awake.jpg/200px-Live-Awake.jpg)





'I Alone' was a fantastic track.
These guys are one of my fave bands.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on February 28, 2009, 09:04:33 AM
I was lucky enough to see them live when they played Oslo.




Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on February 28, 2009, 09:16:49 AM
'I Alone' was a fantastic track.

Throwing copper is one of my fave album of all time.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 03, 2009, 10:05:51 AM
Metallica - Master Of Puppets and the Black album, to relive the excellent gig at the O2 last night.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 03, 2009, 11:56:40 AM
Skulking back to my Indie kid days - have loaded Suede's singles collection on the iPod as I'm taking the train to Brighton this afternoon.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Agnieszka on March 03, 2009, 12:52:56 PM
U2 - "No Line On The Horizon"

It's not that bad after all but why didn't they chose "Magnificent" as a first single????   ???


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 03, 2009, 01:56:02 PM
U2 - "No Line On The Horizon"

It's not that bad after all but why didn't they chose "Magnificent" as a first single????   ???

So they can save it up for the 5th single...or maybe save a single edit as an extra on their next singles collection album (release date, when all the fuss has finally settled once more)  ;)

I see they are now having roads in New York renamed in their honour, to herald in the release of their new album.  Sure beats gold, frankenstein and that other stuff  ::)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Agnieszka on March 04, 2009, 09:47:28 PM
Blind Ego - Numb


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on March 04, 2009, 10:06:54 PM
 >:( Grr.  It has not been released yet.  Still, I guess that I'll see it played live before you...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on March 05, 2009, 07:09:38 AM
Grrr from me too  >:(


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Agnieszka on March 05, 2009, 09:31:15 AM
Kalle posted two tracks of the new album on the band's myspace site: www.myspace.com/blindego 
check them out!

The album is really good  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on March 05, 2009, 10:30:07 AM
Kalle posted two tracks of the new album on the band's myspace site: www.myspace.com/blindego 
check them out!

The album is really good  :)

Thanks Agnieska.  It does sound good.  They are playing at the Peel on Saturday 2May, which is the day before Pendragon.  I might also pop down to Riffs for the Thursday night show.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 06, 2009, 11:26:56 AM
Pure Reason Revolution - Amor Vincit Omnia

They were excellent in Reading last night but the audience was very quiet.  They announced their new album was available at the gig in advance of the release date...silence.  They got to the end of their set and the applause was a mere ripple...so they (quite rightly) did not bother coming back for an encore - talking with the drummer afterwards he said they just did not feel they would have been welcome if they had come back on.  I am going to see them at Dingwalls as well, so I hope it is a more appreciative crowd.  Told them they should play The Peel...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on March 06, 2009, 12:13:52 PM
Pure Reason Revolution - Amor Vincit Omnia

I was there too.  Given that the place was packed, there didn't seem to be very much reaction.  I had to rush off because I had to get up at 5:30 this morning.

I will catch them again in Holland.  But, if you (James) speak to them in London, please pass on from Twang that the Peel would definitely like to come down and play.

Have you been there before?  It seemed quite an odd little place.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 06, 2009, 12:33:35 PM
I had not been there before - my directions took me to the top of the track down between the industrial units, and I drove down and asked a couple of people standing outside if it was the venue because "it looks like a warehouse"  ;D

I don't know how they dare to suggest the official capacity is 200...

And the music between sets was possibly the most inappropriate ever  ???

It was easy enough for me to get to, and the sound was surprisingly good, so I'd go again if there was a band on who interest me.

I will make sure I speak to them so I can pass on the message from Twang - they would be a great gig at The Peel.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: MistressPurr on March 06, 2009, 05:44:37 PM
I've seen PRR a few times now and I have to say I find them a little samey. Listening to the sampler on myspace the 2nd album sounds very similar to the first.. Possibly the audience's lethargy is due to them over-working their formula?

*shrugs*

Eh what do I know.. Status Quo have been doing it for years and they still pull in crowds..


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on March 06, 2009, 06:01:58 PM
I don't know how they dare to suggest the official capacity is 200...

And the music between sets was possibly the most inappropriate ever  ???
I can't disagree with either of these statements.  I was standing close to the DJ and it took all my will power not to enquire if anyone liked what he was serving up.  Then, 30 seconds after the band left the stage, the "music" came on again.

And the bar service was not too hot either.  The poor woman behind the bar could never hope to keep up.  Never again will I complain about the Peel.

And the stage was quite small.  Some of the support bands had 5 members, and they only just managed squeeze on.  I wonder what would happen if there were a more animated band...

I've seen PRR a few times now and I have to say I find them a little samey. Listening to the sampler on myspace the 2nd album sounds very similar to the first.  Possibly the audience's lethargy is due to them over-working their formula?

This was the first time that I've seen the band.  The person that I was talking to said that the music from the second album was more electronic that that of the first.  I guess thay played for about 75 minutes, and that may be around the most that they could do before becoming a little samey (for me, at least).


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on March 06, 2009, 11:13:42 PM
Cos I'm listening to Numb

 Friday, March 06, 2009
   
Order "Numb" now!
You may pre-order the new album "Numb" now from our own shop: Farmlands Onlineshop
Shipping will start at 13th of March.

For those who haven't seen it on myspace yet

 ;D  ;D  ;D

I am very saddened by the rate of the exchange.  I really should have waited til The Peel but I couldn't.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Agnieszka on March 07, 2009, 07:46:16 PM
I've downloaded some tracks from the Simon Walsh site  :) Very interesting  ;D
'Let's get invisable' is currently on a heavy rotation...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on March 07, 2009, 09:57:27 PM
Not right now but earlier today, William Shatner singing Common People (featuring Joe Jackson no less). I nearly wet myself! He also does an excellent closing credit song on the Buzz Lightyear of Star Command film.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: MistressPurr on March 08, 2009, 12:04:04 PM
Aerosmith - 9 Lives

Quote
I'm major in love but in all minor keys,
Cos falling is so hard on the knees

 ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 10, 2009, 11:39:34 AM
I love that Willam Shatner album - The "I can't Go For That" with Henry Rollins is a hoot.

I've been listening to bleeps and beats again - Sasha's album "Airdrawndagger"


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Agnieszka on March 18, 2009, 08:00:16 PM
Frost* - Experiments in mass appeal

what took me so long to discover such a fantastic band  ??? I am very impressed with what I hear!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on March 18, 2009, 09:28:32 PM
I'd be interested to know how you find Milliontown as I don't know many people who hear EIMA before it.  I love both of course but they are very different.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Agnieszka on March 18, 2009, 09:39:44 PM
I'd be interested to know how you find Milliontown as I don't know many people who hear EIMA before it.  I love both of course but they are very different.
will let you know as soon as I manage to grab this one. The best prog/rock shop here currently doesn't have it on stock, will need to find it elsewhere...

Those Godfrey brothers are so talented!  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: MistressPurr on March 19, 2009, 04:56:55 PM
Brain music..


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on March 19, 2009, 05:34:56 PM


Those Godfrey brothers are so talented!  ;D

understatement!!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on March 19, 2009, 09:59:46 PM
 :) Just got three new disks from F2.  First one on is Strawberry Fields -  Rivers Run Dry.



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 26, 2009, 11:32:29 AM
Halfway through my first listen of the new Pet Shop Boys album.

So far a mixed bag - a couple of stand out tracks and a couple of PSB by numbers.

Will listen to the rest on the train home tonight.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 27, 2009, 09:39:25 AM
Mastodon - Crack The Skye

A cracking (see why I don't do album reviews) slab of progressive metal.  Well worth checking out - proper vocals (rather than the growl stuff), strong melodies, great rhythms.  Should appeal to a few on here.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 27, 2009, 09:46:50 AM
If it helps my ham sandwich has mustard on  ;D

Today I have been mostly listening to Bjork Remixes including the mighty industrial noise of Alec Empires "The Ice Princess and the Killer Whale" Remix of Bachelorette.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 27, 2009, 09:55:10 AM
Mastadon and Bjork; now there is a collaboration I'd like to see.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 27, 2009, 11:09:38 AM
Mastadon and Bjork; now there is a collaboration I'd like to see.

Funny you should say that.  Check out this absolute nutter new musical talent

www.myspace.com/thecommanderinchief


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: andyw on March 28, 2009, 11:58:15 AM
I'm currently listening to The Boxer Rebellion

it's yummy!

Downloaded the free track from iTunes and went straight back and bought both albums!

nice!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 28, 2009, 12:06:10 PM
Mastadon and Bjork; now there is a collaboration I'd like to see.

Funny you should say that.  Check out this absolute nutter new musical talent

www.myspace.com/thecommanderinchief

Okay I am officially scared!  :o


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on April 22, 2009, 10:58:25 PM
Casiokids - Fot i hose

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOGWjMGDNRM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOGWjMGDNRM)

... are they trying to be the new Royksopp?!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on April 22, 2009, 11:03:29 PM
www.myspace.com/thecommanderinchief

Her bio reads much like my early childhood.

Quote
At the age of 4 she could speak with whales. At the age of 6 she killed her first polar bear. Having heard rumors about a better and more prosperous place on earth her family set off to find the promised land far far south. Their 8 polar dogs pulled all their belongings, boxes of goat cheese and mjod for weeks thru countries of lederhosen, apfelstrudel and alps - and finally they arrived at their destination.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on April 23, 2009, 02:22:43 PM
She was featured in the NME...by all that is good in this world, WHY ???  ???


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on April 23, 2009, 04:35:48 PM
Oh flipping crikey - I loaded IQ's The Seventh House on to my iPod thinking I knew all the IQ stuff - apparently I was wrong, or I don't remember it. The title track in particular is immense.

That and the Bat For Lashes album made the long trip home from West London today much more bearable.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on April 24, 2009, 08:52:26 AM
Love and Money - Dogs in the Traffic.

Scottish soul band who produced one album and then disappeared.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on April 24, 2009, 03:53:05 PM
Queens Of The Stoneage - Songs For The Deaf

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_xr1DtWkvbAI/RzuB41XwhZI/AAAAAAAAADE/2Em-yWu203k/s320/songs.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on April 24, 2009, 08:58:59 PM
Queens Of The Stoneage - Songs For The Deaf

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_xr1DtWkvbAI/RzuB41XwhZI/AAAAAAAAADE/2Em-yWu203k/s320/songs.jpg)
Eh?

Nickelback, not convinced though. :-\


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on April 27, 2009, 09:11:00 AM
If there is anyone on here NOT listening to Tinyfish after Saturday they should be taken out and shot  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on April 27, 2009, 11:23:27 AM
If there is anyone on here NOT listening to Tinyfish after Saturday they should be taken out and shot  ;D

Unfair!  I'm listening to Blind Ego ready for Saturday. 


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on April 27, 2009, 11:33:25 AM
Might let you off on that one then  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on April 27, 2009, 09:15:30 PM
I'm not going to be popular either then as I'm currently listening to Bon Iver (again).

(http://rewilsons.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/boniver.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Agnieszka on April 29, 2009, 07:34:15 AM
No-Man - Schoolyard Ghosts

as a fortaste of their new EP to be out in May  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on April 29, 2009, 09:31:25 AM
Marillion - If My Heart Were A Ball (It Would Roll Uphill)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Agnieszka on May 01, 2009, 09:37:25 PM
OSI - Blood


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: todders on May 01, 2009, 09:41:10 PM
umm an excellent recommendation by jem from his view from the cube blog ...

it is wendy and lisa`s White Flags of Winter Chimneys i love this album cheers jem..

oh before i forget the godsticks ep music to drink beer by...

todds


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on May 02, 2009, 10:08:49 AM
umm an excellent recommendation by jem from his view from the cube blog ...

it is wendy and lisa`s White Flags of Winter Chimneys i love this album cheers jem..

oh before i forget the godsticks ep music to drink beer by...

todds

I love Wendy & LIsa's "Erioca" - Blinding album and one that Jem sampled to death back in the day!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on May 05, 2009, 09:19:04 AM
Now listening to: Led Zeppelin - Physical Grafitti. Specifically "In My Time of Dying". Makes note of Jimmy Page's slide guitar technique for future reference.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on May 05, 2009, 11:59:04 AM
Now listening to: Led Zeppelin - Physical Grafitti. Specifically "In My Time of Dying". Makes note of Jimmy Page's slide guitar technique for future reference.

That's funny, I heard Jimmy has been searching YouTube relentlessly trying to find footage of the last two Tinyfish gigs so he can see how you produce that sumptuous sound - it is seriously wonderful, and I should know given that I've been standing about a foot away each time  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Sarah on May 05, 2009, 01:08:11 PM
I have replaced the ridiculously emo and ill advised choice of listening to My Chemical Romance, and I am now enjoying 'Action Satisfaction' by Jurassic 5

xx


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on May 05, 2009, 05:38:51 PM
I was a big MCR fan until the boy started playing them too much.  He is somewhat killing Tinyfish at present too as whenever we go in the car he insists on Tinyfish.  Which is not a bad thing really.

Any thoughts on the new Placebo?  I like, but have always liked them, its not a radical departure.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 06, 2009, 12:00:51 PM
MMMM walked in today to the sound of Awaken by Yes, surely one of the most amazing pieces of music ever made.

What with half of Deep Purple's Made In Japan as my going home music yesterday I've gone back to the 70s good and proper this week.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: James_H on May 06, 2009, 01:22:20 PM
This week it's been the Ladyhawke album. Bought on a complete whim without knowing any more than a brief TV advert.

It's really bloody good!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on May 06, 2009, 02:35:47 PM
Yup Ladyhawke is fab.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on May 08, 2009, 03:11:41 PM
Fink - Distance and Time

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_RgtVkwty1A0/RzQcqb1j6mI/AAAAAAAAAD4/gvy2FKE2VPA/s1600/Fink-Distance_And_Time_b.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: James_H on May 08, 2009, 04:38:21 PM
Muse - Origin of Symmetry.

It's been ages since I played this and I forgot how good it is!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on May 18, 2009, 12:31:03 PM
I got Tweeted by a band called the Aurora Project. They're quite good until the vocals start. He has a lovely singing voice BUT his accent is so strong I kept thinking he was going to burst out with "It's the final coontdoon".
http://theauroraproject1.bandcamp.com/album/shadow-border (http://theauroraproject1.bandcamp.com/album/shadow-border)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on May 18, 2009, 01:07:03 PM
I remember the Aurora Project. Yes they are a really good band but they are slightly tainted for me by the fact that when they contacted via Myspace, they said we were 'Fantastic old school prog' which didn't really go down very well with me.

Maybe it was just one of those things that was lost in transaltion.  ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 18, 2009, 02:47:05 PM
Yes

the album by the Pet Shop Boys, not the "old-school prog" band  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mick on May 18, 2009, 03:21:39 PM
IQ -Frequency ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on May 18, 2009, 04:13:03 PM
Green Day


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on May 18, 2009, 08:04:19 PM
I'm still listening to Touchstone - it's really good.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on May 18, 2009, 09:18:11 PM
It had been on since the day I got it - I thought the kids needed a change  ;D  Actually the new Green Day is good but in a weird way - it sounds like so many other artists.  It's almost as if they thought, we don't want to do American Idiot Part 2 so we will do so many different styles it will be a bit bizarre. 


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on May 20, 2009, 06:48:04 PM
Brett Domino Trio


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on May 20, 2009, 07:13:05 PM
BUT his accent is so strong I kept thinking he was going to burst out with "It's the final coontdoon".

Steady on. You don't mess with Joey Tempest, if you do he will beat you to a pulp with his curling iron.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on May 20, 2009, 08:36:07 PM
Back to Green Day, I am scared that I agree with the NME "The 70-minute running time rarely drags with riff-rock repetition as they branch away from the punk-pop formula of ‘American Idiot’ to manhandle most of the obvious arena acts into the mix, with the help of producer Butch Vig’s up-to-11 crunch. The six-minute title track might have been ripped straight out of Prog Punk For Dummies, kicking in with Meat Loaf-doing-‘Tommy’ pianos before veering into a ska jig and finishing in a full-on ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ slow-down. ‘Know Your Enemy’ is pure Kiss/Mötley Crüe glam while both ‘¡Viva La Gloria!’ and ‘Before The Lobotomy’ preface their Weezer-meet-the-Manics thunderchug guitar bits with balladesque intros resembling Billy Joel and ‘Stairway To Heaven’ respectively.
Dumb? Uh-yuh. Obvious? H-yuck. Flagrantly mainstream? Oooh yes. But as ‘Last Night On Earth’ wraps its vision of Armageddon in the soothing blankets of a rather marvellous ELO ballad from 1976 and ‘Last Of The American Girls’ spins its Tom Petty college pop-style on its head by cooing Grease-ishly about a paranoid conspiracy theorist cheerleader for “the end of western civilisation”, the subversive power of the over-familiar becomes clear. Crass and stoopid it may sound, but that’s the point: ‘21st Century Breakdown’ is an important record in the same way that The Da Vinci Code was an important book. Let the squat punks yell anarchy as loudly as they can, let REM cloud their ‘subversive’ liberalism in intellectual puff – it’s only by couching simple social and political truths in the language of mass commercial consumerism that anyone’s mind gets changed. Dan Brown informed the world’s airport-novel-guzzling morons of the lies and hypocrisies at the core of Christianity; likewise Green Day have given us a revolutionary manifesto for
a nation of Bud-chugging jocks. And unlike ‘Born In The USA’, there’s no nationalist misreading to be found in ‘Know Your Enemy’’s “Violence is an energy/Silence is the enemy/So gimme gimme revolution”.
And so it continues, rebellion hand-in-hand with radio-friendly, massaging its message for the masses. ‘East Jesus Nowhere’ (hello Marilyn Manson) tackles the emptiness of religion and its effect on war and genocide. ‘Peacemaker’ (Ennio Morricone) references Gaza, Jihad and Molotov cocktails. ‘Restless Heart Syndrome’ (Oasis, Procul Harum, squeally Muse bit at the end) reflects the numbness of madness and medication and ‘Horseshoes And Handgrenades’ (The Hives’ ‘Main Offender’) advocates sheer, unrelenting annihilation.
Where Act III should descend into indulgent rock-opera pomp and half-hour goblin solos, it’s tight, flashy and full of gnashing pop hits – ‘The Static Age’ is a middle-ground between The Strokes and Blink 182 while ‘American Eulogy’, the concept album’s trademark Epic Wrap-Up, manages to crush its compulsory three songs and repeated refrains from previous tracks into a cracking four minutes. We’re left with
a sprawling, obvious, über-commercial, stoopid punk-pop album that might just stop five million American idiots from voting for a war-mongering Republican baby-slaughterer when they grow up. Works for me."



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on May 20, 2009, 10:43:22 PM
I know that I am preaching to the converted here, but I have just discovered frost.

When I say I discovered them, I mean I have actually sat down and made an effort to find out what all the fuss is about.

It took roughly 20 second of Snowman to be sold.

I guess I know what I will be buying on iTunes next.



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on May 20, 2009, 10:48:36 PM
Welcome to the club my friend.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on May 20, 2009, 10:50:04 PM
Sad to hear that Mr Jowitt is moving on....


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on May 20, 2009, 10:54:31 PM
Yes 'tis a sad day to be sure but I'm sure Jem already has someone else in line and you know that whoever it is will be brilliant.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on May 21, 2009, 08:05:05 PM
I'm sure Paul has nothing better to do


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: The Trooper on May 22, 2009, 02:33:43 AM
John Wesley - Shiver  8)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Paul on May 22, 2009, 06:35:31 AM
I'm sure Paul has nothing better to do

I'm just sitting here twiddling my thumbs at the moment. Well not right at this moment as I'm typing this, but I will go back to it when I've finished.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on May 23, 2009, 08:23:14 PM
Colosseum - Lost angeles


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on May 23, 2009, 10:40:36 PM
IQ - Frequency - and loving it.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: abbeyroad on May 24, 2009, 11:05:32 AM
Running Away by Midnight Hour (http://www.myspace.com/midnighthourrock)

I just visited their myspace page and in doing so, finally discovered where the quote that Gene Wilder said in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was from. Thank you Lizsara!

"WE are the music-makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams;
World-losers and world-forsakers,
On whom the pale moon gleams:
Yet we are the movers and shakers
Of the world for ever, it seems."
-Arthur O'Shaughnessy


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on May 25, 2009, 05:29:55 PM
Curreently listening to: The sound of a passing ice cream van playing the theme from Captain Pugwash.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on May 25, 2009, 06:11:53 PM
Listening to - and watching - Credo's live album recorded in Poland last year (This is What We Do).

Credo were on top form when this was recorded - but, then again, they always are.  The album artwork is absolutely brilliant. 


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on May 25, 2009, 07:26:55 PM
Curreently listening to: The sound of a passing ice cream van playing the theme from Captain Pugwash.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bbVsLsDsJw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bbVsLsDsJw)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on May 25, 2009, 09:00:02 PM
How the hell did Rolf Harris - If I was a rich man find its way onto my iTunes?!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on May 26, 2009, 09:12:29 PM
Divine Comedy.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on May 27, 2009, 05:57:13 PM
A very quiet office apart from some distant hoovering....


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on May 28, 2009, 10:47:59 AM
A very quiet office apart from some distant hoovering....

 :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on May 28, 2009, 11:05:09 AM
A very quiet office apart from some distant hoovering....

That was actually quite evocative...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 28, 2009, 12:04:07 PM
(http://www.lesimmortels.com/images/tori-amos_abnormally-attracted-to-sin.jpg)

Couple of stand out tracks on first listen but quite a bit of Tori by numbers.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on May 28, 2009, 10:27:34 PM
Interworld by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves.

This is the first audio book I have ever listened to, and I enjoyed the experience.

BTW Neil Gaiman is Godfather to Tori Amos's daughter.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on May 29, 2009, 11:26:04 AM
Genesis - Turn it on again. iPod on shuffle. Ooh! Angel of The Underground by Kip Winger now...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on May 29, 2009, 12:20:47 PM
Genesis - Turn it on again. iPod on shuffle. Ooh! Angel of The Underground by Kip Winger now...

Genesis - Turn It On Again, 'cos Jim made me.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on May 29, 2009, 12:30:12 PM
In the last few minutes...

Painless - Baby Animals
Everything's Ruined - Faith No More
Halo - Porcupine Tree


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 29, 2009, 01:36:46 PM
Listened to psychedelic Quo on the way in to work this morning - Pictures of Matchstick Men and Ice in the Sun - normal service was quickly resumed with Down Down and Paper Plane.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on May 29, 2009, 02:44:10 PM
Oh and listened to the various "next big thing" women last night.

Everyone has gone back to the 80s Lady GaGa seems like a dreadful creature and the music isn't much cop. La Roux is slightly more interesting, but the woman's voice isn't much cop (although she looks in some photos like a young Tilda Swinton - Schhhhwinnnng!)

Best of the bunch is Little Boots - really clear tone to her voice and while she's channelling 80s Depeche Mode it has added 90s/00s electro twiddles to keep you interested.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on June 01, 2009, 12:29:56 PM
Just been put through the absolute aural mangler, by Lily Allen utterly crucifying Mr Blue Sky. I always suspected she was totally shit without a redeeming molecule of musicality in her body but now I'm convinced. And don't dare arge with me or I'll ban you!  ??? >:( ???


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 01, 2009, 12:44:48 PM
No worries - If anyone's doing bad cover versions of ELO then I'm campaigning for the death penalty.

Slightly harsh I know, but it's not far from that to Mika covering Whole Lottta Love and then it's time for the revolution.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 01, 2009, 04:56:40 PM
The stellar Frost* version of Here Is The News is excluded from the death penalty threats, presumably?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on June 01, 2009, 09:03:06 PM
Too many Frost*ies here - Jim couldn't ban us all  :P


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on June 02, 2009, 08:48:26 AM
Too many Frost*ies here - Jim couldn't ban us all  :P

My ire was aimed at Lily Allen specifically, rather than anyone who covers ELO songs or people who do cover versions in general. Althogh having said that, the majority of cover versions are utter arse. I mean, Madonna's classic "American Pie" is so much better than that dreadful cover version by some bloke called Don McClean.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on June 02, 2009, 09:19:23 AM
I mean, Madonna's classic "American Pie" is so much better than that dreadful cover version by some bloke called Don McClean.

He should have stuck to doing Crackerjack...

Although once I realised what they were up to, I really like the cover of Comfortably Numb by the Scissor Sisters.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on June 02, 2009, 09:59:54 AM


Although once I realised what they were up to, I really like the cover of Comfortably Numb by the Scissor Sisters.

Up to ?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on June 02, 2009, 10:13:32 AM
too many cover versions try to be just like the originals. IMHO this is a pointless exercise. The problem is, that anyone who likes the original is not likely to be happy with the changes you have made for your cover. For the Scissor Sisters, it took me till halfway through the song to click that this version should not be compared with the original, and then I enjoyed it.

And I wouldn't mind hearing Mika covering "Whole Lotta Love". At least he can sing.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on June 02, 2009, 10:17:30 AM
We love the Scissor Sisters on the school run. I have to cough over the rude words though. :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 02, 2009, 01:02:19 PM
We love the Scissor Sisters on the school run. I have to cough over the rude words though. :D

Nellie, that conjures up some wonderful images of a car filled with innocent tots with a pumping sound-system tuende up to the max and you sitting there hacking and coughing away loudly in the front!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on June 02, 2009, 01:11:02 PM
We love the Scissor Sisters on the school run. I have to cough over the rude words though. :D

Nellie, that conjures up some wonderful images of a car filled with innocent tots with a pumping sound-system tuende up to the max and you sitting there hacking and coughing away loudly in the front!
Have you been following me?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on June 02, 2009, 03:25:50 PM
Björk - One Day


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on June 02, 2009, 10:49:12 PM
Björk - One Day

That's how I feel about Björk too.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on June 03, 2009, 08:06:18 AM
Björk - One Day

That's how I feel about Björk too.

 :D  She's desperately cute and mad as a box of frogs which makes her perfect in my book!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 03, 2009, 08:31:34 AM
cute and mad as a box of frogs eh.

(http://images.paraorkut.com/img/pics/images/w/winona_ryder-5939.jpg)

Mmmm Winona


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on June 03, 2009, 09:45:32 AM
cute and mad as a box of frogs eh.

(http://images.paraorkut.com/img/pics/images/w/winona_ryder-5939.jpg)

Mmmm Winona
Is she one of your "alloweds"/ ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on June 03, 2009, 10:00:24 AM
Are we about to start an "alloweds" thread?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 03, 2009, 10:29:11 AM
"alloweds" ?? 


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 03, 2009, 10:30:17 AM
Have started a separate thread (http://www.tinyfish.org/forums/index.php?topic=391.0)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Agnieszka on June 05, 2009, 09:48:37 AM
Lee Abraham - Black&White
Bought it only yesterdays at Galahad's gig... What an enjoyable record! And track "The Mirror" is EXCELLENT! My fav so far  :) Well done Simon! And Jem, probably  ;D.... I can hear some beautiful keyboard parts there...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on June 05, 2009, 04:03:43 PM
Lee Abraham - Black&White
Bought it only yesterdays at Galahad's gig... What an enjoyable record! And track "The Mirror" is EXCELLENT! My fav so far  :) Well done Simon! And Jem, probably  ;D.... I can hear some beautiful keyboard parts there...

Yes - that is my favourite track on the album too.  I love the repetative hook through the song.  Simon's voice is just perfect for this one. 


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Agnieszka on June 05, 2009, 05:39:56 PM

Yes - that is my favourite track on the album too.  I love the repetative hook through the song.  Simon's voice is just perfect for this one. 
You are absolutely right Rob. Simon's voice is simply wonderful here... I am hooked to this track  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on June 05, 2009, 11:09:31 PM
Lee apparently started Jem's solo a quarter note earlier than Jem intended but it is the stand-out solo of the album IMHO. Jem has that whole guitar-solo-that's-not-a-guitar thing really nailed. Nice drum work on this track too.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on June 06, 2009, 03:10:35 PM
Iron Maiden - Innocent Exile  8)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on June 06, 2009, 03:59:42 PM
Ooh good choice sir!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on June 07, 2009, 09:12:28 AM
Naz-tee May'un - Fishbone  ;D

Cos I'm a naz-tee may'un
With a naz-tee play'un!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on June 08, 2009, 11:24:44 AM
I bought a record-player thingy that allows me to convert my old LPs (remember those?) to MP3.

I've been listening to stuff that I haven't heard for about 20 years - stuff that I did not know I had...
- Doors - Alive She Cried (bloody good)
- CSN&Y - 4 Way Street (great harmonies)

Now, where's that Frankie Goes To Holywood record?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on June 08, 2009, 12:11:32 PM
Dream Theater - Scenes from a Memory


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 08, 2009, 12:27:51 PM
Super Furry Animals - Rings Around The World


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on June 08, 2009, 12:52:08 PM
I bought a record-player thingy that allows me to convert my old LPs (remember those?) to MP3.

I've been listening to stuff that I haven't heard for about 20 years - stuff that I did not know I had...
- Doors - Alive She Cried (bloody good)
- CSN&Y - 4 Way Street (great harmonies)

Now, where's that Frankie Goes To Holywood record?
We got one of those and can't get it to playback? Any clues??


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on June 08, 2009, 01:30:30 PM
Zappa - You Are What You Is

Specifically... Beauty Knows No Pain


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on June 08, 2009, 06:27:27 PM

We got one of those and can't get it to playback? Any clues??
[/quote]

Not really - I hate computers  >:(
If you're at the Peel next Saturday, perhaps we can have a chat.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on June 08, 2009, 06:39:24 PM
Did I hear Zappa's touring?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 08, 2009, 06:57:09 PM
Posthumously?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on June 08, 2009, 07:23:21 PM

We got one of those and can't get it to playback? Any clues??

Not really - I hate computers  >:(
If you're at the Peel next Saturday, perhaps we can have a chat.
[/quote]
I won't be there I'm afraid. I'll just kick it until it works ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on June 08, 2009, 08:45:30 PM
Super Furry Animals - Rings Around The World

Great album!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on June 08, 2009, 10:39:46 PM
Posthumously?
LOL
"Zappa Plays Zappa" is what I heard. Zappa the younger.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on June 08, 2009, 10:52:42 PM
Posthumously?
LOL
"Zappa Plays Zappa" is what I heard. Zappa the younger.

I've seen both bands live (Frank's and Dweezil's) and although I love Zappa senior to bits, Dweezil's band is (IMHO) just that little bit better at putting across Frank's material (although even by Dweezil's own admission, they couldn't compete with the sheer lunacy that Frank could inject into his shows).

But, omg - the technical ability to the ZPZ band! Everyone seems to be able to play at least two instruments to an insane level of competency. If you don't believe me, check out the Zappa Plays Zappa DVD. They play so well, they make Dream Theater look like The Banana Splits (especially during songs like St Alphonso's Pancake Breakfast and The Black Page).


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on June 08, 2009, 10:57:38 PM
3 doors down - Let me be myself


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on June 09, 2009, 09:40:43 AM
Just heard a great tune on the radio, which doesn't happen very often, and it turned out to be Bat for Lashes so I have purchased the new album! Just like that, I don't care me.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 09, 2009, 09:52:23 AM
Woo - going to see Bat For Lashes at Somerset House next month - saw her/them at Radiohead last year.

I've gone all pop and listening to

(http://www.clashmusic.com/files/imagecache/node_article_image/files/LittleBootsHandsPack_small.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Paul on June 09, 2009, 10:38:19 AM
Little Boots Hands. Is that just clapping?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on June 09, 2009, 12:27:23 PM
Little Boots Hands. Is that just clapping?

Little Boots has the clap?!  :o

In the meantime, Marillion - Afraid of Sunlight (Anorak in the UK)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on June 12, 2009, 07:55:51 PM
XTC - Train Running Low On Soul Coal

(http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e312/Sigod/xtc.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 12, 2009, 08:08:26 PM
IQ - Frequency - for the umpteenth time. Love it!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 15, 2009, 09:43:13 AM
Future Sound of London - The Isness


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: The Trooper on June 16, 2009, 03:06:45 AM
Listened to Saxon's Wheels of Steel on the way to work this morning.

Ooh - just spotted this ... i must dig out The Eagle Has Landed!!!!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Paul on June 16, 2009, 06:34:05 AM
Listened to Saxon's Wheels of Steel on the way to work this morning.

Ooh - just spotted this ... i must dig out The Eagle Has Landed!!!!
That's my favourite Saxon album. The track The Eagle Has Landed is superb.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on June 16, 2009, 10:01:26 AM
Listened to Saxon's Wheels of Steel on the way to work this morning.

Ooh - just spotted this ... i must dig out The Eagle Has Landed!!!!
That's my favourite Saxon album. The track The Eagle Has Landed is superb.

I'm more of a 'Power And Glory' man myself.

Gosh, 20 years after the fact, all these album titles sound like gay euphemisms don't they?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on June 16, 2009, 10:21:50 AM
Listened to Saxon's Wheels of Steel on the way to work this morning.

Ooh - just spotted this ... i must dig out The Eagle Has Landed!!!!
That's my favourite Saxon album. The track The Eagle Has Landed is superb.

I'm more of a 'Power And Glory' man myself.

Gosh, 20 years after the fact, all these album titles sound like gay euphemisms don't they?


Did they have an album called "Armageddon" (http://www.darwinawards.com/legends/legends1998-10.html)?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on June 16, 2009, 01:03:53 PM
My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts (thanks Rob  ;))

(http://seandodson.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/bush.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 16, 2009, 02:43:08 PM
am about 3 hours away from listening to Moby live at the Festival Hall


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jelly on June 16, 2009, 02:48:12 PM
You lucky thing you!  8)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Wilson DHC on June 17, 2009, 07:35:08 AM
Frank Zappa Tinsel town rebellion. Not a great way to start the day 'cos i find it hard to play anything alse after.
Maybe i should've started with 70's van halen.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on June 17, 2009, 08:07:50 AM
"The people in Tinseltown think substance - is a bore!"


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on June 17, 2009, 08:08:54 AM
"The people in Tinseltown think substance - is a bore!"

But then again it works as perfect as a dree-eam!  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on June 17, 2009, 08:36:29 AM
"The people in Tinseltown think substance - is a bore!"

But then again it works as perfect as a dree-eam!  :D

It works for all those record company pricks!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on June 17, 2009, 10:11:20 AM
"The people in Tinseltown think substance - is a bore!"

But then again it works as perfect as a dree-eam!  :D

It works for all those record company pricks!

Rock you like a nincompoop!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Wilson DHC on June 17, 2009, 10:45:21 AM
"The people in Tinseltown think substance - is a bore!"

But then again it works as perfect as a dree-eam!  :D

It works for all those record company pricks!
Who come to skim the (insert sunshine of your love bit) creeeeeam.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on June 17, 2009, 12:35:09 PM
We could do this all day couldn't we?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on June 17, 2009, 12:54:57 PM
We could do this all day couldn't we?

And I see no reason why we shouldn't. All together now...

Who gives a fuck if what they play is somewhat insincere?

Moo-moo-moo-moo-aaaah!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on June 17, 2009, 12:58:37 PM
System of a Down - Suggestions


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Wilson DHC on June 17, 2009, 01:56:14 PM
Sorry guys. my new copy of foxtrot just landed. (don't lend out albums when you're drunk)

I'm outta here.


Get'em out by friday...............


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Wilson DHC on June 19, 2009, 12:00:25 PM
That was fun! I think today will be a Primus day. Sailing the seas of cheese. Make it go.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on June 19, 2009, 02:46:29 PM
Huzzah!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Wilson DHC on June 19, 2009, 05:47:58 PM
Huzzah indeed! ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on June 25, 2009, 09:04:46 AM
The La's - The La's

(http://bigdiction.net/images/las.jpg)

And the apostrophe is not required.  ::)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on June 25, 2009, 09:08:37 AM
The La's - The La's

(http://bigdiction.net/images/las.jpg)

And the apostrophe is not required.  ::)

Unless The La is something...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on June 25, 2009, 10:34:50 AM
The La's - The La's

(http://bigdiction.net/images/las.jpg)

And the apostrophe is not required.  ::)

Unless The La is something...
Or has something....


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on June 25, 2009, 10:38:35 AM
That is a really offensive use of the Greengrocer's Apostrophe.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on June 25, 2009, 10:56:24 AM
I'm glad I'm not alone in thinking that.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on June 25, 2009, 12:19:14 PM
Aye....


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 25, 2009, 12:34:18 PM
Could be The Laos shortened to The La's

I'm listening to the new Place'bo album - pretty good - nothing unexpected but solid quality throughout.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on June 25, 2009, 02:43:26 PM
Could be The Laos shortened to The La's

I'm listening to the new Place'bo album - pretty good - nothing unexpected but solid quality throughout.

While I'm listening Joe W'alshs Rocky Mountain Way.
(http://www.therock1067.com/modules/htmlarea/upload12/uncledave_98.jpg)
Joe w'alsh - who for reasons unknown always reminds me of Ian H'uston. Heh.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 26, 2009, 08:21:09 AM
Looks more like Roger Water's in that pic.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on June 26, 2009, 08:29:03 AM
You are spot on with that, he does!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on June 26, 2009, 08:57:03 AM
And back to the thread I've just gheard a couple of tracks from the new Chickenfoot album and so far it's a great non-nosense Rock and Roll record, the like of which I haven't heard in a while.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Wilson DHC on June 26, 2009, 11:49:58 AM
Found my copy of Gretchen goes to nebraska by Kings X & i've had it on all morning. Love the guitars on this album.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: The Trooper on June 26, 2009, 12:43:39 PM
Looks more like Roger Water's in that pic.

Hell I thought it was Robin Williams!!!!!! ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: PeterF on June 26, 2009, 01:04:36 PM
I have been listening to The Mars Volta new issue - Octahedron - much more accessible than their last effort i.e. discernible melody, tunes and words! Now looking forward to their Somerset House gig next month (taking 2 teenage sons along ),  as long as they play most of this new stuff - I was worried that I would have launched myself on to the nearest sharp object if they had played all of Bedlam in Goliath.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on June 26, 2009, 01:11:11 PM
Found my copy of Gretchen goes to nebraska by Kings X & i've had it on all morning. Love the guitars on this album.

King's X - one of my favourite bands ever. Was lucky enough to see them at BB King's in NYC while I was working there. Cool!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on June 26, 2009, 03:47:20 PM
I have been listening to The Mars Volta new issue - Octahedron - much more accessible than their last effort i.e. discernible melody, tunes and words! Now looking forward to their Somerset House gig next month (taking 2 teenage sons along ),  as long as they play most of this new stuff - I was worried that I would have launched myself on to the nearest sharp object if they had played all of Bedlam in Goliath.

You are right, Bedlam in Goliath is a challenging listen.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Wilson DHC on June 26, 2009, 05:21:38 PM
Quote

You are right, Bedlam in Goliath is a challenging listen.
Now there's diplomatic. ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on June 26, 2009, 07:59:53 PM
*Bows and wiggles eyebrows*


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on June 26, 2009, 08:52:54 PM
Dead Heroes Club - A Time Of Shadow.



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Wilson DHC on June 27, 2009, 10:55:01 AM
Just got the first (i think) Tinyfish album. Very, very good. Demands repeated listening. A real grower. Like nine months on fire a lot. Really punchy.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on June 27, 2009, 08:03:52 PM
Thank you sir. Our ego's thank you but as your are 'trade' you should have asked for an album swap.   ;)

Who can we see about buying a DHC CD?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on June 27, 2009, 09:29:27 PM
I've just finished listening to Tinyfish and Curious Things (through this webite - sorry, I've run out of money :( ) and I'd like to say that they are superb! All Hands Lost and Tinyfish are my two favourites on the first, while I did take a fancy to Cinnamon and Why VHF? on the second.

B'arvelous work, chaps! Hopefully, I can see it live one day. :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on June 27, 2009, 11:17:26 PM
I'm glad that you liked it sir. We think they are even better when played live.

But then we would say that wouldn't we?  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on June 28, 2009, 08:52:37 AM
I agree, Simon, Tinyfish are even better live than on the album.  Everyone will be able to see that when the DVD comes out.

B'arvelous work, chaps! Hopefully, I can see it live one day. :)

Are you still intending to come on down fot the September gig then, Mouse? 


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Wilson DHC on June 28, 2009, 12:17:58 PM
Thank you sir. Our ego's thank you but as your are 'trade' you should have asked for an album swap.   ;)

Who can we see about buying a DHC CD?

Will swap our new album for you new album.........or ker-plonk. ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on June 28, 2009, 02:16:08 PM
Are you still intending to come on down fot the September gig then, Mouse? 

Oh, I really do hope so. At the moment, I'm at a stage of adding up the cost of everything and then seeing if I can borrow the money to pay for it now. Because, you know, I'm a student and it's the Summer...

...which obviously means I'm skint.  :P  Nevertheless! I am determined to be there!  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on June 28, 2009, 02:18:20 PM
I'm glad that you liked it sir. We think they are even better when played live.

But then we would say that wouldn't we?  ;D

I wouldn't be here if I didn't like you lot in the first place!  ;)  Can't wait for the live release thing.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on June 28, 2009, 02:21:05 PM
<rant>

Anything but Michael Jackson.

Come on radio stations, even though he died, that does not mean you have to play his record all day ...

</rant>


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on June 28, 2009, 02:37:57 PM
Because, you know, I'm a student and it's the Summer...

...which obviously means I'm skint.  :P  Nevertheless! I am determined to be there!  :)

I appreciate what you're saying, Mouse.  I know a student who goes along to lots of concerts, but he is fortunate, because he gets his admission paid by his dad.  He can't find as summer job.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on June 28, 2009, 03:04:29 PM
Will swap our new album for you new album.........or ker-plonk. ;D

Hello?....You're through to the Multi Coloured Prog Shop.

(http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/features/images/children70s_swap_shop_gal.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Wilson DHC on June 28, 2009, 04:26:41 PM
My god. Where did you find thet pic? What's next, Tizwoz & why don't you? ;D

Ah me youth....


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on June 28, 2009, 05:58:42 PM
Did someone say Tisawas?

(http://www.nickharristv.co.uk/user-images/1324/tiswas.jpg)

The child on the right looks like he's just relieved himself with a savage joy.

I appreciate what you're saying, Mouse.  I know a student who goes along to lots of concerts, but he is fortunate, because he gets his admission paid by his dad.  He can't find as summer job.

I have to pay for everything with the grant/loan Mr. Government gives me, which also gets spent on the rent/bills for my flat, books and such for my studies and food for my general survival. Unfortunately, this leaves me with hardly any opportunity to go to most gigs I'd like to and means I can't afford most of the software and equipment which would be ideal for the course I do.  :(

Still, my course basically involves playing with sound and Pro Tools, so it's not all bad.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Wilson DHC on June 29, 2009, 12:46:32 PM
Sorry guys. I drifted. I'm having a Sally James moment. ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on June 29, 2009, 01:51:19 PM
Sorry guys. I drifted. I'm having a Sally James moment. ;D ;D ;D
I'm sure she's aged well ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on June 29, 2009, 02:19:33 PM
Reasonably well, yes... (http://www.ukgameshows.com/page/index.php?title=Sally_James)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on June 30, 2009, 07:10:06 PM
a-ha - Hunting High and Low


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: PeterF on June 30, 2009, 07:52:38 PM
That's eerie - I  also have been listening to a-Ha - Analogue - along with Flamborough Head, Dream Theatre, Queen, Van and ...wait for it.....Garth Brooks (a guilty pleasure) - I like to mix it up.
I would have been listening to the FANTASTIC(allegedly) Simon Walsh CD, 'The Only Show in Town' if someone could find it and send it to me - I have paid guys - ask Rob ( I mentioned it to him at the Also Eden gig) - look in the attic/Garage/under the bed - I bet you have a box of them somewhere - I know most of the tracks are on Curious Things, but I like giving you guys money!!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on June 30, 2009, 11:51:58 PM
The Release from Marillion's This Strange Convention DVD is on the TV at the mo. I love this song. :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on July 01, 2009, 09:36:26 AM
Not in the least bit Prog...

Vertical Horizon - Everything You Want.

Brilliant Pop Rock, great tunes, massive hooks and some stirring sing-along stuff. Love it and not even slightly ashamed.  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 01, 2009, 09:45:11 AM
Still going through my pop phase I've just got the La Roux album.

It's a bit patchy so far but where it's good it's very very good.

So although Lady Ga Ga seems musically and artistically bereft, in La Roux and Little Boots there are two decent pop stars this summer.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on July 01, 2009, 09:47:52 AM
...in La Roux and Little Boots there are two decent pop stars this summer.

There's an unconscious weighing up of the majority of "pop" music. An artist may only last one summer...  ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 01, 2009, 10:03:33 AM
It's distinctly possible - longevity in pop is hard to achieve. It's easier to keep gigging when you are in a more adult focused genre.

Also a pop career has less steps on the ladder - the fall can be from stratosphere to gutter - no arena to theatre to music bar, just arena to nothing.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on July 01, 2009, 10:59:53 AM
That's eerie - I  also have been listening to a-Ha - Analogue - along with Flamborough Head, Dream Theatre, Queen, Van and ...wait for it.....Garth Brooks (a guilty pleasure) - I like to mix it up.
I would have been listening to the FANTASTIC(allegedly) Simon Walsh CD, 'The Only Show in Town' if someone could find it and send it to me - I have paid guys - ask Rob ( I mentioned it to him at the Also Eden gig) - look in the attic/Garage/under the bed - I bet you have a box of them somewhere - I know most of the tracks are on Curious Things, but I like giving you guys money!!

Fear not - I had to make one up from scratch, but it went out yesterday...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on July 01, 2009, 11:06:39 AM
It's distinctly possible - longevity in pop is hard to achieve. It's easier to keep gigging when you are in a more adult focused genre.

Also a pop career has less steps on the ladder - the fall can be from stratosphere to gutter - no arena to theatre to music bar, just arena to nothing.

You're quite right Mr B. I remember once going to see Lenny Beige live and his guest was a very out of sorts Robbie Williams (apres Take That but pre Angels). I remember seeing him take to the stage thinking 'Oh no, not that tosser.' But he was absolutely brilliant and  it came as no suprise to when he stormed it at Glastonbury in '98.

We all know what he went and did next but now where is he?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: PeterF on July 01, 2009, 12:14:31 PM
Thanks Rob - got it today - nice monkey.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on July 01, 2009, 12:37:43 PM
Also a pop career has less steps on the ladder...

PEDANT ALERT!

"fewer steps". Fewer in number, less in amount. Sorry.  ::)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on July 01, 2009, 05:29:09 PM
I was trying to listen to Placebo but K kept whingeing that she didn't know it.  I then put the radio on and thankfully it was Bowie and not something like Duffy but she still moaned.  Peace resumed after putting Frost* on.   ::)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 01, 2009, 05:56:38 PM
Just been listening to the CD that came with Classic Rock Presents Prog issue 2. (Got to get my money's worth out of the £7.99 it cost, after all!).

There are some good tracks on that - including a rather surprising edit of the IQ track Ryker Skies, taken down from from 9 1/2 mins to 4 1/2 mins - I'm not sure I'd have started it in _that_ place if I'd been doing the edit, or indeed faded it out like that at the end.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on July 01, 2009, 06:17:24 PM
It was that edit of Ryker Skies that got me addicted to the song, which then led to me buying the Special Edition of Frequency. So it has got it's uses! :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on July 01, 2009, 08:05:43 PM
Just been listening to the CD that came with Classic Rock Presents Prog issue 2. (Got to get my money's worth out of the £7.99 it cost, after all!).
I was looking for my copy last night.  This disk has also come up on the Magenta forum in the last couple of days.  The track that intrigued me was the Astra one.  Some of the others left me unmoved.  Of course Also Eden, Touchstone & IQ are known to me.  And I have the Sine Star CD, which I bought when they were supporting Tinyfish at the start of the year.

In the meantime, I've just got a best of Sarah McLauchlan to listen to. 


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on July 01, 2009, 11:28:15 PM
It's also thanks to that CD that I'm now a fan of Gazpacho - Tick Tock is wonderful!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 02, 2009, 07:45:43 AM
Yes, I thought that was a good track too.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on July 02, 2009, 07:04:15 PM
Bo Hansson - Sagan Om Ringen


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on July 03, 2009, 12:37:43 PM
wait a minute - "Magician's Hat"? I probably still have a copy of that somewhere...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on July 04, 2009, 10:15:50 PM
Talk, Talk - Spirit Of Eden
 (https://www.psychprog.com/img/imag19896.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 04, 2009, 10:46:34 PM
The soon-to-be-released Darwin's Radio album, Template For A Generation, which is ever so good.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on July 04, 2009, 11:11:38 PM
Tease


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on July 05, 2009, 12:30:08 AM
Oh catherine, why so cruel to us lowly mortals?  :P


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Paul on July 05, 2009, 07:49:43 AM
Also Eden - It's Kind of You to ask. This is a cross between Talk Talk and early Marillion IMO, so if you like either or both, this'll work for you.

(http://www.justforkicks.de/images/products/8437_g.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on July 06, 2009, 11:39:03 AM
Yes - Big Generator... which in my infantile mind is still referred to as Big Genetalia.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 06, 2009, 11:48:05 AM
Was your infant mind a poor speller then, Jim?  ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on July 06, 2009, 02:32:09 PM
Was your infant mind a poor speller then, Jim?  ;)

Yas.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on July 06, 2009, 05:11:57 PM
wait a minute - "Magician's Hat"? I probably still have a copy of that somewhere...

That is the follow up. Sagan om Ringen was released in the UK as ... music inspired by Lord of the Rings.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on July 06, 2009, 07:01:31 PM
From the CD attached to the Classic Rock does Prog magazine, I bought the Astra CD.  I'm impressed.  I'm very impressed.  It doesn't rock, it just flows.  I hate giving comparisons with other bands, but I can hear a lot of Echoes style Floyd here.  I think that this may well end in my personal top 5 albums of 2009.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 09, 2009, 03:15:49 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61s9AWmkEwL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

will get T Amos, K Bush etc. comparisons, but is good on its own terms.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Paul on July 09, 2009, 03:44:00 PM

will get T Amos, K Bush etc. comparisons, but is good on its own terms.

She sounds more like Delores what'sername from the Cranberries to me.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on July 10, 2009, 10:03:52 AM

will get T Amos, K Bush etc. comparisons, but is good on its own terms.

She sounds more like Delores what'sername from the Cranberries to me.

If she does she's not going to win my vote I'm afraid. That Delores what'sername from the Cranberries... her voice makes my teeth itch. All that atonal screechy noises at the end of every line. *shudder* Her and Alanis Morisette... sheesh!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on July 11, 2009, 04:58:18 PM
(http://2.music.bigpond-images.com/images/AlbumCoverArt/31/XXL/Who-Killed-Amanda-Palmer.jpg)

I like, I like it alot.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on July 11, 2009, 09:24:02 PM
I bought a 5.1 system today.  I'm listening to Magenta's Metamorphosis in v5.1.  Even without balancing the speakers properly, I can hear more going on than in the stereo version.

David has told me that the speakers are all in the wrong place and that I won't get the proper effect.  But I have to live in the whole room, and I refuse to sit in the spot that he's told me is the optimal place.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on July 12, 2009, 10:11:43 PM
I've just downloaded my first ever Kansas album (Point Of No Return). I'll give that a spin on the iPod on the way to work tomorrow morning.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 12, 2009, 10:14:47 PM
Carry on, my wayward son!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on July 12, 2009, 10:17:23 PM
 :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on July 12, 2009, 10:42:35 PM
Loved that album...(instruments included chain-driven gong, if I remember correctly).
Bought it on the strength of the cover alone back in the day when places like Tesco had quite a good record department.
Dust in the wind - great track.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on July 12, 2009, 10:47:39 PM
Well endorsements from two of the senior Fishes is good enough for me. Looking forward to hearing it from beginning to end with no adverts. 


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on July 13, 2009, 10:54:49 AM
PJ Harvey - Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on July 13, 2009, 12:17:21 PM
PJ Harvey - Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea.

Good album that one.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on July 13, 2009, 01:03:39 PM
So Rob tells me, hence my impulse buy on iTunes.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on July 14, 2009, 07:32:26 PM
I'm looking for inspiration for my own work, so I'm giving Truenorth by No-Man a spin. It's beautiful. I have no clue what it's about, but it speaks to me in a very personal way. Strange how that happens.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on July 14, 2009, 07:57:09 PM
You wait sir. In three years time you'll play that album again and go:

'Oh my god! I get it now!!!'

The same thing happened to me with Barbie Girl by Aqua


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Agnieszka on July 14, 2009, 08:44:02 PM
Keane - back catalogue...

I've forgotten for a moment how good they are.... top quality pop music  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on July 14, 2009, 08:49:33 PM
You wait sir. In three years time you'll play that album again and go:

'Oh my god! I get it now!!!'

The same thing happened to me with Barbie Girl by Aqua

Do you have or have heard every record in the whole world?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on July 14, 2009, 09:09:20 PM
I wish!  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 14, 2009, 10:24:29 PM
You wait sir. In three years time you'll play that album again and go:

'Oh my god! I get it now!!!'

The same thing happened to me with Barbie Girl by Aqua

Barbie Girl is sheer genius - and a vicious earworm, to boot. A few years ago my older son came downstairs almost in tears one evening because he had Barbie Girl going round and round his head and he couldn't sleep because of it. So of course, being a sympathetic and caring parent, over the next few weeks I would frequently break off from a normal conversation with him and start singing "Come on, Barbie, let's go party" at every possible opportunity. It's no wonder the poor lad's grown up so warped and twisted.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on July 14, 2009, 10:47:56 PM
 ;D

Philip Larkin - This Be The Verse

They f*ck you up, your mum and dad.
  They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
  And add some extra, just for you.

But they were f*cked up in their turn
  By fools in old-style hats and coats,
Who half the time were soppy-stern
  And half at one another's throats.

Man hands on misery to man.
  It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can,
  And don't have any kids yourself.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 15, 2009, 08:32:48 AM
I don't know what you're talking about there, Simon!

For a long time I had my two convinced that "Shepherds' Delight" (as in "Red sky at night, shepherds' delight") was like Angel Delight, only lamb flavoured.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on July 15, 2009, 09:41:14 AM
Truly, you are a mum after my own heart.  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on July 15, 2009, 10:46:50 AM
I don't know what you're talking about there, Simon!

For a long time I had my two convinced that "Shepherds' Delight" (as in "Red sky at night, shepherds' delight") was like Angel Delight, only lamb flavoured.

This reminds me of a story told to me by my best friend, Nick.

Nick's wife, Katy, is a senior lecturer and holds a doctorate in Social Psychology, working at Cardiff University. One day one of Katy's colleagues and his, then, 6 year old daughter where watching an old black and white movie when daughter asked father "Daddy? Why is this film just black and white?". He went on to explain to her that there was no such thing as colour until in 1905, when the colour Red was invented by a German scientist. For the next 30 years everything in the world was black, white and Red until yellow and blue were invented in 1935. Just before the outbreak of WWII, brown, green, purple and orange were invented. All other colours have been invented since the end of the war.

What a horrible thing for a Professor of Psychology to do to their own child! Yet strangely brilliant  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on July 15, 2009, 12:43:22 PM
But that's perfectly true about the colours.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on July 15, 2009, 01:08:07 PM
I am mostly listening to Riverside at the moment, with bits of The Mars Volta.

My car rocks  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on July 15, 2009, 01:48:42 PM
I'm currently trying to power through all seventeen discs of the Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince audiobook before the film comes out next week.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 15, 2009, 03:37:09 PM
Wouldn't it be quicker to read it?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on July 15, 2009, 03:51:19 PM
Not for me - I'm a very slow reader. Also it's so much better with Stephen Fry reading it.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Wilson DHC on July 15, 2009, 05:25:15 PM
That would be good. My girlfriends lad is a huge fan.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on July 17, 2009, 09:13:55 AM
Barbie Girl is sheer genius - and a vicious earworm, to boot. A few years ago my older son came downstairs almost in tears one evening because he had Barbie Girl going round and round his head and he couldn't sleep because of it. So of course, being a sympathetic and caring parent, over the next few weeks I would frequently break off from a normal conversation with him and start singing "Come on, Barbie, let's go party" at every possible opportunity. It's no wonder the poor lad's grown up so warped and twisted.

so basically you repeatedly Rickroll'ed your own child?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on July 17, 2009, 12:27:42 PM
Your point being?  :P


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on July 17, 2009, 03:37:02 PM
Back in more regular Prog territory I'm currently listening to Yes's Fragile. Nice.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on July 17, 2009, 04:14:36 PM
Your point being?  :P
I'm not sure. I think it's probably one of the most obscure immoral things you can do. Or something.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 17, 2009, 04:22:30 PM
Nah, it's good for them. Helps toughen them up.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on July 17, 2009, 07:05:07 PM
What, listening to Fragile by Yes?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on July 17, 2009, 08:03:12 PM
Aliens Ate My Buick - Thomas Dolby

(http://images.uulyrics.com/cover/t/thomas-dolby/album-aliens-ate-my-buick.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on July 17, 2009, 08:45:25 PM
Now that's an album cover!  :D  I should investigate Dolby's works soon.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: PeterF on July 17, 2009, 10:37:45 PM
Mr. Thomas Dolby's The Flat Earth was one of my favourites in the early 80's - especially the track 'Mulu the Rain Forest' and 'I Scare Myself'.

I am currently listening to Galahad- Year Zero.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on July 18, 2009, 12:07:11 AM
I've been playing the new Imogen Heap single. It's a really nice, chilled out piece with some lurvely production. Heartily recommended.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on July 18, 2009, 08:33:39 AM
Thomas Dolby's Astonauts and Heretics is an all-time fave, especially "Cruel" featuring the silky vocal talents of Eddie Reader and Eastern Bloc featuring the considerable talents of Eddie Van Halen. Class.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on July 18, 2009, 07:26:19 PM
(http://2.music.bigpond-images.com/images/AlbumCoverArt/31/XXL/Who-Killed-Amanda-Palmer.jpg)

I like, I like it alot.

I have been listening to this album a lot lately and it is just brilliant enough to earn a spot in my top 25 albums.

It has everything. Quirky melodies, rocking melodies, melancholic melodies. The lyrics are great too. It even has spoken words. It's not prog though.

I recommend you buy this album now. Or if you are not convinced listen to the music for free at her website (http://www.whokilledamandapalmer.com/album.php).

Edit:

I forgot to mention that it is produced by Ben Folds who also famously produced William Shatner's album Has Been.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on July 18, 2009, 10:31:28 PM
I've been listening to my own creation (self-promotion alert!) Chandra Deep Field North, which I've uploaded to Mouse World (http://www.mouseworld.moonfruit.com/) for all to hear. It's lying in the Sounds section.  ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on July 19, 2009, 07:33:34 PM
Loving what I'm hearing Mr Mouse and on a rather geeky/boy note, I loved the title of the tune because it's about space and black holes.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on July 19, 2009, 08:54:35 PM
Eeeee, thank you sir!  ;D  Most of the music stuff I've got planned in my head is themed on space and such. Quite literally Space Rock.  ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on July 20, 2009, 08:02:53 AM
I've been listening to the Fatima Mansions "Lost in the Former West" which Jeremy Godfrey gave me approximately fifty billion years ago.

(http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/9601/lostintheformerwestcove.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on July 20, 2009, 02:16:41 PM
(http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/9601/lostintheformerwestcove.jpg)

Is the question "who would you rather accept a lift home from on a dark, cold and stormy night?"


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on July 20, 2009, 03:40:38 PM
I've always though that was a magnificent album (and album cover).


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on July 20, 2009, 04:17:25 PM
I've been listening to the Fatima Mansions "Lost in the Former West" which Jeremy Godfrey gave me approximately fifty billion years ago.

Rob is the only person that I know who refers to "Jem" as "Jeremy".  It took me quite a while to figure out exactly who he was talking about.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on July 20, 2009, 07:55:05 PM
This comes from knowing one another for an awfully long time I think. I had a similar moment of being phased when I heard Liz Frasier of the Cocteau Twins refer to Jeff Buckley in an interview as Jeffrey.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on July 20, 2009, 09:11:01 PM
Zanny's radio show on Second Life...

http://s5.secondstreams.com:5568/ (http://s5.secondstreams.com:5568/)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on July 22, 2009, 02:32:20 PM
(http://www.metal-archives.com/images/8/9/2/3/89238_photo.jpg)

Hysterica - Metalwar

The best thing to come out of Sweden since ... well ever. ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on July 22, 2009, 02:48:09 PM
I tell you, the Jehovah's Witnesses have changed since my day...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on July 22, 2009, 03:06:32 PM
I've been listening to the Fatima Mansions "Lost in the Former West" which Jeremy Godfrey gave me approximately fifty billion years ago.

Rob is the only person that I know who refers to "Jem" as "Jeremy".  It took me quite a while to figure out exactly who he was talking about.

I think I do too, sometimes. It's because we've known him for a gazillion years and we all went by our given names :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on July 22, 2009, 11:33:43 PM
(http://www.metal-archives.com/images/8/9/2/3/89238_photo.jpg)
For goodness sake, give them their straighteners back....


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on July 22, 2009, 11:55:36 PM
I know with pictures like that, people are bound to make jokes. The things is their album is quite good. They are kind of the female Manowar. And Classic Rock magazine gave them 9/10.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on July 23, 2009, 08:30:13 AM
Manowar - The Abba of Extreme Metal.

(http://lineout.thestranger.com/files/2008/04/manowar.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 23, 2009, 08:33:31 AM
The one next to the guy on the left - isn't that Derek Smalls from Spinal Tap? Never knew he was in Manowar!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on July 23, 2009, 12:28:48 PM
Manowar - The Abba of Extreme Metal.

(http://lineout.thestranger.com/files/2008/04/manowar.jpg)

Will somebody please superimpose the heads of Tinyfish  :D    :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on July 23, 2009, 01:08:00 PM
That IS us you silly fool!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on July 23, 2009, 02:12:57 PM
That IS us you silly fool!
You're very shiny ;) :D :-\


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 23, 2009, 02:32:19 PM
They rub themselves with lard every night.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on July 23, 2009, 02:33:02 PM
ok, now I'm seriously freaked out.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on July 23, 2009, 03:44:11 PM
They rub themselves with lard every night.
Is that how you get a lardy arse then?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 23, 2009, 08:03:58 PM
And lardy everything elses as well!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on July 23, 2009, 09:41:52 PM
Who moderates the moderators?  ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 23, 2009, 10:12:03 PM
Or, as I'm sure they would have said in Ancient Rome:

Quis temperantiet ipsos temperanties?

Or, especially for Mr Ramsay:

i cili do të moderuar moderatorët? (that's Albanian)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on July 23, 2009, 10:16:00 PM
And lardy everything elses as well!
What, even "Lardy Dah Gunner Graham"?

(http://garybasford.tripod.com/john_clegg.JPG)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on July 24, 2009, 07:29:11 AM
Yes. Good. Back on track, currently listening to:

Alien Ant Farm - TruANT.

Don't laugh - it's chuffing brilliant.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 24, 2009, 07:56:02 AM
Every forum needs a bit of unexpected lardiness once in a while...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on July 24, 2009, 12:48:05 PM
I actually quite like Alien Ant Farm. In truth, I've only got their version of Smooth Crimiinal but it's great, along with the other stuff I've heard from them.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on July 24, 2009, 12:56:05 PM
I actually quite like Alien Ant Farm. In truth, I've only got their version of Smooth Crimiinal but it's great, along with the other stuff I've heard from them.
I've got that one too and I prefer it to the MJ version too.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on July 24, 2009, 12:59:22 PM
I actually quite like Alien Ant Farm. In truth, I've only got their version of Smooth Crimiinal but it's great, along with the other stuff I've heard from them.
I've got that one too and I prefer it to the MJ version too.

It's called Smooth Criminal because of all the lard, you know...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on July 24, 2009, 01:01:24 PM
That joke should carry a public health warning Catherine.  ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on July 24, 2009, 01:09:09 PM
Richie:Hey Eddie, I've just thought of s- What on earth are you eating?
Eddie: Lard.
Richie: You are eating.. lard.
Eddie: Yeah, I'm hungry, but I'm too drunk to cook.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: PeterF on July 24, 2009, 09:00:43 PM
Just been listening to IO Earth on advice from Todders (Adrian) at Progboys - last track ended and Iona's Woven Cord from Open Sky started - a perfect match!
Any other perfect matches from different artists - end of one album, start of another?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on July 24, 2009, 10:56:08 PM
I should get that album, I always like to check out as many of the bands that play Summers End as is possible.

As for me: Suffocating the Bloom

(http://www.echolyn.com/artwork/suffocatingthebloom_big.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on July 25, 2009, 09:13:19 AM
Sun Domingo - The World's Alive


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: The Trooper on July 26, 2009, 01:17:49 AM
Sun Domingo - The World's Alive

It's rather good isn't it?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Agnieszka on July 26, 2009, 08:00:38 PM
Dredg - The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion

AWESOME ALBUM


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on July 26, 2009, 11:21:09 PM
I'll look into them Agnieszka  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on July 27, 2009, 12:20:46 PM
Got given a load of Steve Hillage discs as a friend of mine recently bought all the remasters.

(wondering if I'm due a load of King Crimson as the remasters come out later in the year)

Giving Green a go today - really enjoying it.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on July 27, 2009, 03:57:22 PM
Can't wait for those Crimson remasters! Right now, Aero by Jean-Michel Jarre is currently zooming through my ears.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: PeterF on July 27, 2009, 07:48:44 PM
I should get that album, I always like to check out as many of the bands that play Summers End as is possible.

As for me: Suffocating the Bloom

(http://www.echolyn.com/artwork/suffocatingthebloom_big.jpg)
Simon - haven't listened to any Echolyn for a while - dusted off As the World - particularly like "as the cheese stands alone".


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on July 27, 2009, 07:56:51 PM
I should get that album, I always like to check out as many of the bands that play Summers End as is possible.

As for me: Suffocating the Bloom

(http://www.echolyn.com/artwork/suffocatingthebloom_big.jpg)
Simon - haven't listened to any Echolyn for a while - dusted off As the World - particularly like "as the cheese stands alone".

One of the best bands to emerge from the US in the last 20 years IMO.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on July 27, 2009, 09:00:31 PM
sorry - backtracking a bit

saw this van at Loreley

(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s295/ashleaze/Loreley%202009/th_6210_121440022274_581697274_3030186.jpg) (http://s155.photobucket.com/albums/s295/ashleaze/Loreley%202009/?action=view&current=6210_121440022274_581697274_3030186.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on July 27, 2009, 09:08:30 PM
Fantastic!  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on July 28, 2009, 09:13:57 AM
Yes, should have hung around for a couple of weekends at Loreley and taken in the Manowar festival !

I am currently listening to various parts of the three Lazuli albums I picked up at Loreley - they sing in French, so I am wondering if I should charge my company for the cost and put it down as part of my French coursework.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on July 28, 2009, 01:08:16 PM
Clever thinking sir. You couldn't spare a few moments to look over the plans for this bank job I'm planning?

Simple job; Three casinos in Las Vegas during a boxing match. I don't know why it hasn't been thought of before.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on July 31, 2009, 01:34:37 PM
I've recently pulled my one remaining turntable out of the back of the cupboard from my days as a DJ.

It's allowed me to listen to loads and loads of albums which I never really found the time (or in certain cases, the desire) to re-buy on CD or download. This in itself is not a remarkable except for the fact that after all these years, I have now begun to quietly buy LPs again (from eBay mostly). So, just arrived and soon to be under the diamond:

Judie Tzuke - I am The Phoenix

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3445/3710939788_487f3af227.jpg?v=0)

Suddenly my LP record collection has become a diary for a time in my life that I had almost forgotten.  :o


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on July 31, 2009, 04:32:15 PM
I got an early birthday present from one of my best mates yesterday in the form of Rush's Hold Your Fire and Jethro Tull's Thick As A Brick on vinyl. TAAB even has the original newspaper packaging in remarkable condition, best packaging ever! I'm so happy with them!

I found Yes's Time And A Word a few months ago, must remember to give that a spin later on.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: todders on July 31, 2009, 04:37:57 PM
Blimey Rush Hold your fire,i saw them on that tour at wembley arena. i remember wearing my bleached jeans a yellow jumper tucked in and a  studded belt also i  had a perm..


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on August 01, 2009, 09:09:25 AM
...Yeah I was there and I seem to remember you now.  ;)

I can never understand why bands play there as the sound is nearly always horrible.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on August 01, 2009, 12:14:43 PM
I was there too and I believe JamesA has mentioned that he was at that gig too.

I had permed hair too but then I am a girl  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Agnieszka on August 01, 2009, 05:39:42 PM
Final Conflict - Stand Up...

this CD is just incredible... I do love every single minute of it! How come they are not so well known??????

btw. I am looking for an original release of the album. Anyone can help here?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on August 01, 2009, 09:16:31 PM
My brother has converted the youtubes for the Magenta house gig into a CD.  So the sound is truely awful, but I can listen to the songe whenever I want.   :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on August 01, 2009, 10:21:03 PM
Fell Silent - The Hidden Words

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2263/2068858217_63bc70429e.jpg?v=0)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on August 03, 2009, 10:18:06 PM
Modest Moussorgsky - Pictures At An Exhibition. About time I heard it without ELP going widdly twiddly and bash all over it.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on August 03, 2009, 10:48:11 PM
Modest Moussorgsky - Pictures At An Exhibition. About time I heard it without ELP going widdly twiddly and bash all over it.

Quite right sir.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on August 04, 2009, 06:00:28 AM
I'm listening to these fabulous chaps... because it can't ALWAYS be Prog...

(http://www.tartareandesire.com/bands/images/anthrax.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on August 04, 2009, 11:03:14 AM
Couldn't agree more sir.

Jandek - Six By Six

(http://i43.tinypic.com/eks2gy.jpg)

It made my ears hurt.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on August 04, 2009, 01:27:38 PM
I was at that Rush gig.

In preparation for Cambridge I have been listening to Touchstone.

I may have posted that in the wrong forum...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on August 04, 2009, 01:54:53 PM
I was at that Rush gig.


Aren't you at every gig though?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on August 04, 2009, 02:11:04 PM
No.  Once I missed one  :( >:(


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on August 04, 2009, 05:32:32 PM
I missed that Rush gig.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on August 04, 2009, 08:23:09 PM
That's cos you were about 2  :P


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on August 05, 2009, 11:42:06 AM
Actually, I think it was about two years before i was born.  :D  Every day I regret not going to see them when they toured with Snakes And Arrows in 2007, but I couldn't afford a ticket, I couldn't get to any venues and I wasn't even a big fan at the time. Not that that's an excuse, or anything.  ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on August 05, 2009, 09:08:50 PM
Actually, I think it was about two years before i was born.  :D 

It's really weird being an oldie.  I remember getting into Rush and Genesis and thinking how unfair I was born ten years too late and now I'm the nostalgic one.  I think you are very lucky to be hearing this and other "old" stuff for the first time.  Discovery of music that you will always love is wonderful.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on August 05, 2009, 09:51:55 PM
Actually, I think it was about two years before i was born.  :D 

It's really weird being an oldie.  I remember getting into Rush and Genesis and thinking how unfair I was born ten years too late and now I'm the nostalgic one.  I think you are very lucky to be hearing this and other "old" stuff for the first time.  Discovery of music that you will always love is wonderful.

I think anyone who discovers it at any age is lucky for having it in their lives. That goes for any music which can really influence their lives. I was still born 30 years too late, though. For me, Pink Floyd will always be the icon of a dream, but never a reality. I saw Roger Waters doing Dark Side in 2007 and incredible though it was, it just didn't have the Floyd factor for me. I'll never see the other three on stage under the Pink name, or anyone probably.

Still, it makes me even more grateful for the music and the effect it's had on me. I don't think I would be anywhere if it wasn't for the Floyd.

Meanwhile, I'm listening to L.A. Woman by The Doors. Riders On The Storm is becoming one of my all time favourite songs.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: stuartball on August 06, 2009, 06:22:49 PM
Green Day - American Idiot


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on August 06, 2009, 06:38:20 PM
ELO - Greatest Hits


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on August 06, 2009, 08:44:20 PM
the previous posts making me want to listen to ELO and or Green Day American Idiot.  American Idiot has been somewhat neglected of late.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on August 07, 2009, 08:49:56 AM
On the drive in this morning I was listening to John Dexter Jones & The Steven Twins as a warm up for Jump tonight at The Sausage  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on August 07, 2009, 03:59:18 PM
I'm listening to the 5.1 mix of Magenta, Seven.  You can hear so much more of the music.  It is just wonderful.  It makes me think that all music should be mixed in 5.1. 


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on August 07, 2009, 05:26:37 PM
I really enjoyed American Idiot last night.  Maybe another outing tonight  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on August 08, 2009, 10:32:48 PM
Emerald Sky - Shadows of Darkness.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2638/3800928869_62817eda52_m.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2481/3801391835_05e05f4232_m.jpg)

They played the same stage as Tinyfish this morning.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on August 10, 2009, 11:30:27 AM
So far today, I've listened to One Night On Fire.

Now, I'm listening to The Live RPWL Experience.  Definitely worth a listen.  I'm looking forward to seeing RPWL more than any other band at Summer's End '09.  Here is their promotional track:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDXRGVQlO0g (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDXRGVQlO0g)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 10, 2009, 01:30:20 PM
I've dug out the second Rush trilogy, A Farewell To Kings, Hemispheres and Permanent Waves.

So far halfway through AFTK.

I've been lucky enough to have seen Rush four times - and for me they are the best band in the world. I may be a madly dedicated Marillion fan, but that's just because I can be - it is not possible to have that kind of commitment, access or indulge my collecting gene with Rush.

We all miss bands from previous eras, I've been lucky enough to see a few bands that will never grace a concert hall again such as Frank Zappa and Queen. In my turn I never got to see the original Floyd line up, although I saw both Wtaers and the post-Waters Pink Floyd a couple of times each. And I missed out on Led Zeppelin, and all the mid-70s rock by being a child.

I suspect I'll miss out on some great music that is yet to come.

Make the most of what you can go and see and try not to regret the ones you had to miss.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on August 14, 2009, 07:19:03 PM
The Duckworth Lewis Method -


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on August 15, 2009, 06:35:12 PM
It irritates me after a while.



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: landslug on August 16, 2009, 01:42:34 AM
listening/watching Hendrix at Woodstock    :o


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on August 16, 2009, 01:08:54 PM
Ooh that was a particularly good moment in the film.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: landslug on August 18, 2009, 06:09:51 PM
It sure was.. after sitting through quite a bit of it, it's one of the few bits in the film that doesnt look totally outdated.
Santana was awfully good too, once the acid kicked in   ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on August 19, 2009, 07:34:20 AM
Progboys Progcast #1


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on August 19, 2009, 10:15:39 AM
Heidi Berry, Steven Wilson, Jump, Squeeze...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on August 19, 2009, 11:37:24 AM
Heidi Berry, Steven Wilson, Jump, Squeeze...
Begins to sound like a bizarre square-dance caller....just needs a do-si-do....


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on August 19, 2009, 12:38:08 PM
Be careful not to wake no one
Don't want them all to know
About the little tragedy
That's happening below (http://www.heidiberry.com/belowthewaveslyrics.htm)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 20, 2009, 09:34:31 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7d/JethroTull-Broadsword.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Paul on August 20, 2009, 10:35:30 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7d/JethroTull-Broadsword.jpg)

My favourite album of theirs without a doubt.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on August 20, 2009, 11:07:02 AM
I'm very partial to Songs from Rice Pud.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 20, 2009, 11:23:28 AM
This one is my favourite, but that's an accident of timing - it was the new album as I was getting into the band. I still think Farm on the Freeway is one of the finest songs written by anyone.

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/418/cover_4215172242009.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on August 20, 2009, 03:46:49 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7d/JethroTull-Broadsword.jpg)

This is one I can't wait to listen to. From what I've heard, Thick As A Brick is my fave. Subject to change, though!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on August 20, 2009, 07:16:30 PM
Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: PeterF on August 20, 2009, 09:54:17 PM
Godsticks


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on August 21, 2009, 12:27:52 AM
ProgBoys ProgCast - getting rather excited about SE '09


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 21, 2009, 12:31:33 PM
Whenever I have to move quickly through the city

(http://limenoise.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/invaders-must-die.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on August 21, 2009, 04:01:15 PM
A good weapon of choice sir.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on August 21, 2009, 04:18:12 PM
no, that was Fatboy Slim!

 ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on August 21, 2009, 11:25:43 PM
Slap, slap, slap slappity splap!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on August 22, 2009, 02:15:34 PM
I just love Bruce "More cowbell" Dickinson in that video.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on August 22, 2009, 11:48:15 PM
I am switching between listening and watching my DVD  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 24, 2009, 11:17:25 AM
(http://images.uulyrics.com/cover/q/queen/album-a-night-at-the-opera.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on August 24, 2009, 12:10:47 PM
Harptallica - 2 girls, 2 harps and a wonderful interpretation of classic Metallica songs (with Black Sabbath's NIB making an appearance in last night's set at The Nag's Head in High Wycombe, as they branch out).

Loved the gig, bought the cd and the tshirt, and hoping to get along to see them at least once more before they head back to America.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 24, 2009, 01:16:59 PM
At least it's not 2 Girls 1 Harp  :o


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: PeterF on August 24, 2009, 01:50:53 PM
Darwin's Radio - Template for a Generation - popped through my letterbox this morning0


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 24, 2009, 07:15:18 PM
Great! Glad it's finally made it out there!



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on August 24, 2009, 07:20:43 PM
I have mine too!    :)

I've just sat down to listen to it.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 25, 2009, 07:03:50 AM
(http://jeanmicheljarre.unblog.fr/files/2006/09/geometry_of%20love_pochette.jpg)

A whole Jean Michel Jarre album I hadn't heard - completely different from normal, kind of lo-fi Jarre.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on August 25, 2009, 08:36:34 PM
Darwin's Radio for me too. It will take a lot to topple this CD off top spot for me - it has everything I like about prog in concentrated form.
I can't recommend it enough!....but I am prepared to try!  ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on August 25, 2009, 08:38:16 PM
Yes - Darwin's Radio is on here too.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on August 26, 2009, 09:34:52 AM
Darwin's Radio for me too now - I'm thinking I should try an album review...I mean, it's only 3 songs, how long could that take for me to write...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 26, 2009, 10:48:11 AM
B*Witched remixes.

The Skynet Glass Palace remix of C'est La Vie is particularly fine.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: PeterF on August 27, 2009, 07:50:04 PM
Channel Cross by Gates of Light - an unsigned American band


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on August 27, 2009, 09:31:50 PM
An unusual trip down prog memory lane with A Trick of the Tail  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 27, 2009, 10:09:23 PM
Just been watching One Night On Fire with a friend who came to the Cambridge Rock Festival. He's impressed and has now insisted on borrowing it over the weekend.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on August 28, 2009, 10:57:43 AM
My Tull phase continues...

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Uflar6xrYEY/R92XWvZ7f9I/AAAAAAAAAlc/PzPAbY59p-c/s400/tull.JPG)

An unusual trip down prog memory lane with A Trick of the Tail  :)

Ah, my favourite Genesis album! It recently overtook Duke. I'm going to give it a listen this week at some point, maybe in the car on the drive back to Hull.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on August 28, 2009, 11:50:25 AM
Stopping me killing people on my commuter train...

(http://www.amazonka.pl/photo/ra/in/rainbow-dome-music-99900089473_3734582_300.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on August 28, 2009, 12:08:25 PM
A lovely album, but doesn't it make you need a wee?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Agnieszka on August 28, 2009, 01:27:11 PM
Touchstone - Wintercoast

quite a lovely album  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on August 28, 2009, 07:39:56 PM
Alvin Lucier - I am sitting in a room


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on August 30, 2009, 09:46:52 AM
A lovely album, but doesn't it make you need a wee?

 :D :D I know what you mean.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on August 30, 2009, 07:11:35 PM
On my drive home this morning, I listened to the Freefall CD.  I could see why they were my favourite band at the time, not sure it will be played again tho  ;) I didn't remember any of it at all, but it was a very very long time ago.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on August 30, 2009, 10:08:56 PM
Well on behalf of idiots in Freefall, we thank you.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: The Trooper on September 02, 2009, 05:05:16 PM
This morning on the commute to work I was listening to 'One Night On Fire' by Tinyfish.

It's not bad - you really should try it folks!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on September 07, 2009, 09:33:42 AM
Today I am listening to the DeeExpus - Half Way Home cd I picked up on Saturday :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on September 07, 2009, 11:10:58 AM
Today I am listening to the DeeExpus - Half Way Home cd I picked up on Saturday :D
I hope that you like it as much as I do. 

I had an interesting day watching the odd music DVD with Mouse:
- The "Inside the Mix" part of Seven.
- One Night on Fire
- Pendragon (Everyone to the Stage)
- RPWL
- Magenta (Live at the Point)
- David Gilmour


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on September 07, 2009, 02:00:17 PM
Stars Of The Lid: And Their Refinement Of The Decline

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_KADlG1ngwS8/R13W7sm1oaI/AAAAAAAAAlc/2e85IpF2dTs/s400/sotl.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on September 07, 2009, 09:28:23 PM
Those were excellent DVDs, Rob!  :)

On the train back to Hull today, I listened to the entire Tinyfish discography. And I've just listened to the first album again. It's nice to listen to when wandering around at night.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on September 08, 2009, 05:57:00 PM
I was listening to Parzivals Eye but this is being drowned out by my daughter having a tantrum  :(


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on September 08, 2009, 06:01:20 PM
Yes - I have the new CD too.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on September 08, 2009, 06:56:11 PM
Hoping to pick that up at Summer's End.

Listing to Imogen Heap's Ellipse - very clever and quite a departure from my usual listening.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: MikeEvs on September 08, 2009, 07:03:36 PM
Currently listening to Tinyfish - Tinyfish whilst processing photos from Saturday


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on September 08, 2009, 07:06:16 PM
Little Death Orchestra.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31VVE9RYYBL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: PeterF on September 08, 2009, 07:54:19 PM
On Sunday I listened to my very special fully signed Tinyfish CD - obviously it is tremendous, but the F#+~ing Awesome gig on Saturday did show up how much better you guys have got since the recording.

Today I am listening to an Echolyn CD I bought from Mr. Cyclops at the gig.

I do wish he wouldn't turn up, I end up spending a fortune!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on September 08, 2009, 11:03:49 PM
Today I am listening to an Echolyn CD I bought from Mr. Cyclops at the gig.

I do wish he wouldn't turn up, I end up spending a fortune!

I know what you mean, I have the same problem with David Robinson when he turns up to shows with his Festival Records store.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on September 08, 2009, 11:16:48 PM
After listening to Southbound on the way to London on Saturday, I'm listening to Thin Lizzy's Bad Reputation. I love the round, warm sound it has. I was surprised by how harsh and cold Jailbreak sounded by contrast when I played through some tracks on Saturday, too.

Earlier, I listened to Tinyfish (third play) and Curious Things (second play). I'll probably listen to One Night On Fire again tomorrow.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on September 09, 2009, 08:22:23 AM
Bad Reputation is one of my favourite Lizzy albums too. It's one of those records that seems to get passed over by critics and fans alike in favour of Live And Dangerous or Jailbreak. It also has the proper version of Dancing In The Moonlight as well.  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: MikeEvs on September 09, 2009, 09:52:40 AM
Just been checking out a Swedish band called The Murder Of My Sweet via their myspace page


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on September 09, 2009, 12:32:52 PM
Today I am listening to Muse - Showbiz

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9d/Museshowbizalbumcover.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: PeterF on September 12, 2009, 11:54:58 AM
The Wishing Tree - Ostara - fell through my letter box this morning.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 12, 2009, 12:20:46 PM
Yes - Drama. I love that album!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on September 12, 2009, 12:44:43 PM
The Wishing Tree - Ostara - fell through my letter box this morning.

I love that album. It's just so nice to listen to. Meanwhile, I'm playing excerpts from Rush's Moving Pictures very loudly to vent some aggression.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on September 12, 2009, 02:05:34 PM
The Wishing Tree - Ostara - fell through my letter box this morning.

I love that album. It's just so nice to listen to. Meanwhile, I'm playing excerpts from Rush's Moving Pictures very loudly to vent some aggression.

I have to get this album. As I was driving back from the Tinyfish/DeeExpus gig whispering Bob Harris was playing a track from it. I loved it. On to iTunes.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on September 13, 2009, 05:46:27 PM
Is it any good?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on September 13, 2009, 06:21:52 PM
The Wishing Tree? Ostara's one of my favourite releases of the year so far. Or did it come out last year? I lose track. Anyways, it's really nice - acoustic, Folky and very, very niiiice.

Here's a video of them performing Fly (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3fUC35KZlQ) at the last Marillion Weekend, with a bonus Pete Trewavas included on bass.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on September 13, 2009, 10:10:18 PM
a bonus Pete Trewavas

Does he come free in packets of cornflakes ?

[disclaimer : it's late, and I have had a mostly crap weekend - I am sure there are better breakfast cereals for this joke]


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: PeterF on September 13, 2009, 10:19:56 PM
Is it any good?

Yes it is - Mouse hit the feel of it on the head, but the Title track has more than a hint of Madge about it.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on September 13, 2009, 10:34:39 PM
Is it any good?

Yes it is - Mouse hit the feel of it on the head, but the Title track has more than a hint of Madge about it.
Cool!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on September 14, 2009, 07:11:01 AM
Is it any good?

Yes it is - Mouse hit the feel of it on the head, but the Title track has more than a hint of Madge about it.
Cool!

It's REALLY good. And it gives Rothers the chance to tip his hat to Joni Mitchell who he loves and has admitted to being very influenced by. He was good enough to give me a copy of Ostara during the last tour a few months before it came out so my version is pre-mastering... and I have to say it is no less an album for it.

Hannah's vocals are like crystal. And to cap it all off, she's one of the nicest people I've ever met. She and Jo Rothery (Steve's wife - doing backing vocals on the album and on the linked YouTube video from MW09) made me blush at the last Marillion weekend in Holland and Hannah made my weekend in Montreal when she ran over and gave me a huge hug! *GRINS LIKE AN IDIOT!*


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on September 14, 2009, 07:13:46 AM
Oh! And currently listening to:

Making Contact - UFO

Let's ROCK!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 15, 2009, 07:20:13 AM
Just got the last Gazpacho album and not having really got into the band at all I'm tempted to give myself a good talking to - it's really good - only three tracks in so far and very impressed - definitely the Muse end of prog (got that delight to come out of proper speakers tonight)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on September 16, 2009, 12:15:51 AM
I love that Gazpacho album. It is Tick Tock, isn't it? Cos that's the one I really love!  ;D  Interesting that you heard Muse, but I'm not surprised - I heard Kings Of Leon, Marillion, Radiohead and so many different cultures and textures. I fell in love with it immediately. Definitely one of my albums of the year.

And you can get it dirt cheap on iTunes and Amazon, both for around a fiver. It is worth it.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 16, 2009, 02:07:01 PM
Heard a portion of the new Porcupine Tree album this morning - I've always had a downer on PT, but this actually sounds quite good. I'm not bowled over by the quality of the vocals, but the music is quite good.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on September 16, 2009, 02:58:08 PM
I love that Gazpacho album. It is Tick Tock, isn't it? Cos that's the one I really love!  ;D  Interesting that you heard Muse, but I'm not surprised - I heard Kings Of Leon, Marillion, Radiohead and so many different cultures and textures. I fell in love with it immediately. Definitely one of my albums of the year.

And you can get it dirt cheap on iTunes and Amazon, both for around a fiver. It is worth it.  :)

I just downloaded it from iTunes and I am now listening to it. I have a feeling I will be listening to it again tonight, and I really had other plans. Blooy Norwegians.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on September 16, 2009, 03:23:21 PM
I love that Gazpacho album. It is Tick Tock, isn't it? Cos that's the one I really love!  ;D  Interesting that you heard Muse, but I'm not surprised - I heard Kings Of Leon, Marillion, Radiohead and so many different cultures and textures. I fell in love with it immediately. Definitely one of my albums of the year.

And you can get it dirt cheap on iTunes and Amazon, both for around a fiver. It is worth it.  :)

I just downloaded it from iTunes and I am now listening to it. I have a feeling I will be listening to it again tonight, and I really had other plans. Blooy Norwegians.

It really does just take you over.

It was even better live.

It was even better live at around midnight at the Night of the Prog Festival (now that's going to be a LONG review once I get to it...).

They are playing Rosfest next year...I am very tempted.  Just need to get Tinyfish on the bill to settle it.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on September 16, 2009, 07:18:22 PM
They are playing Rosfest next year...I am very tempted.  Just need to get Tinyfish on the bill to settle it.

I am tempted as well, but alas I will be 435 miles away in Detroit that weekend.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on September 18, 2009, 01:59:51 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8a/Theresistance.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 18, 2009, 09:49:42 AM
(http://images.uulyrics.com/cover/r/rainbow/album-difficult-to-cure.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on September 18, 2009, 10:21:02 AM
My word, UB, that's a blast from the past!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on September 18, 2009, 11:04:40 AM
I'm listening to Fragments by Parzivals Eye.  Again.  And again.

This is best album of original material (ie. discounting live albumns, re-releases etc) that I've heard so far this year.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on September 18, 2009, 11:24:42 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8a/Theresistance.jpg)
I'll have a "P" please, Bob


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on September 18, 2009, 11:31:45 AM
Looks more like "I'll have an 'E' please Bob"


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 18, 2009, 11:51:44 AM
Actually more like a Gold Run

"LSD"


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on September 18, 2009, 12:56:21 PM
It does look like the Blockbuster set's collided with Rush's 2112 starman image.

My Godfather won Blockbuster once. But that's another story...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on September 21, 2009, 10:21:01 PM
Big Brother Ape (http://www.brotherape.com/)
Frost*Fest
Emerald Sky

and I am transferring Crimson Sky's and Touchstone's latest albums to my ipod ready for another exciting day at work tomorrow. And then there is Muse's back catalog.

This prog malarky is quite good!



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on September 22, 2009, 01:35:45 PM
It's a long and slippery slope Bo.  :D

Now listening to: Prefab Sprout - Andomeda Heights
An album I absolutley detested when I first heard it and now the tite track lurks in the very heart of me. Easily one of the best song lyrics in pop.

(http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/1126/androby0.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on September 22, 2009, 02:29:11 PM
I suspect I shall be told off for this, as I was listening to Darwin's Radio' excellent Template For A Generation, but then bought the 'normal' version of Porcupine Tree's The Incident at lunch, so put that on again as I drove back to the office.

I have also just received notification that my copy of Oceansize' Feed To Feed has shipped, and as I am going to a preview screening of that tomorrow night I suspect it might be on in the car tomorrow...

But I promise to get back to Darwin's Radio before the week is over.

Yes, this prog malarky IS quite good.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on September 22, 2009, 11:53:24 PM
Earlier, I gave a proper listen to Brothers In Arms by Dire Straits. Wonderful. I can see me playing this repeatedly over the next few days.

Also, I've just finished listening to The Last Broadcast by Doves. If you don't know the band, I heartily recommend them. Superb Rock crafted with lots of thought and intelligence, which I adore in music.

Recently, I've been moving out of my all-Prog phase and have started listening to more Rock sounds. I want to try and develop my guitar technique and am trying to pick up on different styles. I've been focusing on Steve Hackett recently, Spectral Mornings and Wild Orchids in particular because they're the only ones I have on the computer.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on September 23, 2009, 02:29:44 PM
I hear you Mouse.

Even though I often have some form of prog on at some point during the day, I think it's dangerous to JUST listen to prog. It's hard to know if the stream you are drinking from is being polluted if you have nothing to compare it with.

It's one of the things that I most like about the individuals who frequent this forum. Everyone here loves progressive music but that doesn’t always mean it's prog rock.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on September 23, 2009, 02:51:25 PM
Everything I listen to is prog rock...whether the bands are willing to admit it or not  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: todders on September 23, 2009, 03:16:29 PM
Listening to:-

Marin Orford-The Old Road
Tiles- Fly Paper
Astra-Weirding


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on September 23, 2009, 03:32:03 PM
What's the Tiles album like Todders?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on September 23, 2009, 04:50:28 PM
Martin Orford as I was reminded of it by this article:

http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=61454 (http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=61454)

This is my favourite album of 2008.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: todders on September 24, 2009, 03:45:30 PM
simon tiles is a very good album, definitely worth a listen . progressive hard rock with hints of rush and kings x



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: todders on September 24, 2009, 03:47:27 PM
listening to prefab sprout "lets change the world with music"

a must buy for fans or not the best album they have made so far,was originally written in demo form in 1993


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on September 29, 2009, 10:17:37 PM
Half Past Four - Rabbit In The Vestibule

Ooh, this is fun.  Starts off sounding like Yes, then gets all jazzy, then all proggy, then there's suddenly Kate Bush-like vocals all over the place, and I'm less than half way through it.  A very interesting band from Canada, who I only heard about because someone was saying they should have been the support band for the Porcupine Tree gigs over there.  Will give it more of a listen during my drive into work in the morning.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on September 29, 2009, 10:55:03 PM
Yes, I love this one. There's a lot of good stuff coming out of Canada at the moment, though you have to hack your way through a lot of dross to get there, sometimes!

I'm listening to an album called 'Someone, Somewhere' by Acanthe, a '70s French band who never released anything when they were active, but whose recordings were 'rediscovered'. They sound remarkably modern. Some lyrics in French, some in English.

I'll be featuring them on Sunday's European Perspective, I think.

Half Past Four - Rabbit In The Vestibule


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: MikeEvs on September 30, 2009, 01:18:45 PM
Listening to a promo copy of Transatlantic - The Whirlwind    I may be some time ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on September 30, 2009, 02:16:21 PM
we look forward to your review, Captain Oates...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on September 30, 2009, 06:29:48 PM
I am very much looking forward to the new Transatlantic album.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: todders on September 30, 2009, 07:34:58 PM
now listening to:-

Leap day - awaking the muse
Lonely London Lad
Crysknife - Mythos



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on September 30, 2009, 08:01:23 PM
Now listening to:

Al Stewart - Sparks Of Ancient Light
jh - Truth & Bullshit
Fruupp - The Prince Of Heaven's Eyes
Prefab Sprout - Andromeda Heights (cheers, Simon, it's a cracker)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on September 30, 2009, 08:09:30 PM
BBC dramatisations of the Paul Temple mysteries from my sickbed (have fully fledged man flu this week hence haven't been around much.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on September 30, 2009, 08:41:10 PM
BBC dramatisations of the Paul Temple mysteries from my sickbed (have fully fledged man flu this week hence haven't been around much.
Wondered where you'd got to. Get better quick Unc.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on September 30, 2009, 10:07:45 PM
..and another one...brought home by my wife this evening....

Shawn Colvin - Live

Absolutely bloody incredible.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on September 30, 2009, 11:51:51 PM
BBC dramatisations of the Paul Temple mysteries from my sickbed (have fully fledged man flu this week hence haven't been around much.
Get well soon sir. I heartily recommend any of the BBC's History podcasts to take your mind off things.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: todders on October 01, 2009, 09:38:42 AM
..and another one...brought home by my wife this evening....

Shawn Colvin - Live

Absolutely bloody incredible.

she is superb how about patty griffin??? another one of my favourites


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 01, 2009, 10:13:17 AM
Never heard her - have to check that one out. Ta, Todders :)

she is superb how about patty griffin??? another one of my favourites


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on October 01, 2009, 02:16:15 PM
999- The Early Stuff.

Particularly "Homicide", "Feelin' Alright With The Crew" and "Nasty, Nasty". Punk rock wasn't all shite y'know.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 02, 2009, 01:01:51 PM
Punk rock wasn't all shite y'know.

just mostly  ;D

listening to Phil & Phil's Perfect 10 live from Brighton.

I'm going podcast crazy this week.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: todders on October 02, 2009, 03:11:54 PM
a bizarre experimental,psychedelic art rock album by a group called  lonely london lad.

i nearly deleted their message when they initially contacted me lol


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on October 02, 2009, 03:46:17 PM
 :D :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: PeterF on October 02, 2009, 05:59:21 PM
a bizarre experimental,psychedelic art rock album by a group called  lonely london lad.

i nearly deleted their message when they initially contacted me lol

I know the feeling, it takes quite a lot of listening, but it is growing on me - don't know about the lairy T shirts though!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: todders on October 02, 2009, 07:25:49 PM
peterf excellent didn't realise you had the album.. a definite grower

they have posted this on their my space site

 I have finally put together an "LLL FAQ" that answers common questions and solves eternal mysteries about Lonely London Lad: http://lnk.ms/16bn2


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on October 02, 2009, 08:33:07 PM
Now listening to Marillion - Less Is More. Excellent. I particularly love Interior Lulu.

Also in circulation are Muse - The Resistance (superb!)
                             Porcupine Tree - The Incident
                             Dire Straits - Love Over Gold (Telegraph Road is a masterpiece - I love it).


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: todders on October 02, 2009, 08:38:26 PM
Mouse,the muse album is superb i wasn`t sure at first but it has the feel of a future classic.

An album that you grow into,just like the old days.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on October 02, 2009, 08:52:15 PM
Lonely London Lad are...strange.  For a long time I just thought they were a cunning joke by someone or other.

But they are definitely real, with a quirky sense of humour.  They got lost in Costa Rica recently.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on October 02, 2009, 09:36:56 PM
Hard As Love is also a great track from the Less Is More


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: todders on October 03, 2009, 05:45:24 AM
Hard As Love is also a great track from the Less Is More

thanks simon another album,i now would like

 ... i think i am going to rip up my list of albums i was going to buy and start again



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on October 04, 2009, 04:17:37 PM
Every track on Less Is More is brilliant. I love the new key of This Is The 21st Century (how nerdy is that?!). I bought the new album by Doves yesterday and I've just finished listening to some of The Alan Parsons Project. Good stuff, although Psychobabble scared me half to death at one point.

I was walking home from Asda listening to the afforementioned track, when this air raid siren kicks off and I nearly sh*t myself. I thought the local BP power station was about to blow up, or vent toxic fumes or something! Seriously, my first thoughts were of where to take cover. Turns out it was just really bloody well recorded and those headphones of mine provide really excellent sound quality.

Damn you, Alan Parsons! I'll be sending you the laundry bill...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on October 04, 2009, 05:58:06 PM
Alan Parsons Project is another one I only have on vinyl...really need to get a proper sound system sorted.

Been listening to a lot of Oceansize from the excellent live dvd/cd package Feed to Feed, as I finally finished off my review of the preview screening.  Really excited about seeing them at The Peel - it has sold out and is going to be a stormer.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: PeterF on October 04, 2009, 06:20:30 PM
Pity about Alan Parsons last album - too electronic - he has definitely lost his way since parting from Eric Woolfson and Ian Bairnson, although 'The Time Machine' had comic value with the Austin Powers theme within it.
Mouse - I know what you mean about Psychobabble, but my favourite album is 'The Turn of a Friendly Card'.
He does have some great vocalists, from Colin Blunstone and John Miles to the great Arthur Brown.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 04, 2009, 08:04:18 PM
Oscar Peterson Trio - 'Night Train'

...nice!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on October 04, 2009, 08:59:25 PM
I'm still liste ning to the European Perspective progcast - nearly two hours through.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 04, 2009, 09:05:59 PM
I'm still liste ning to the European Perspective progcast - nearly two hours through.

Splendid, say I!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on October 04, 2009, 09:27:09 PM
Alan Parsons music is very much of a curate's egg for me. There's albums I love like Turn Of A Friendly Card and Stereotomy and then there is stuff like Eve and Gaudi that leave me utterly cold.

I agree with our Mr Ramsay when he said that AP is at his best when he doesn't take all of the balls out of his sound.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: todders on October 04, 2009, 09:54:17 PM
iam still a real fan of the early app stuff,i robot is still a classic record,they lost it all after vulture culture and ammonia avenue for me far too radio friendly... on the later stuff freudiana is still a classic album.

the latest eric woolfson "The alan parsons project that never was" was a fairly dire affair.

Live in hope that one day their mythical album The Sicilian Defense may see a release.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on October 04, 2009, 09:58:36 PM
Don't hold your breath.  ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on October 05, 2009, 05:08:06 PM
Low - Trust

Not prog at all but stunning nonetheless.

(http://i41.tinypic.com/13ymceq.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on October 05, 2009, 09:38:56 PM
I love the way we get a warning if something's not Prog. Prepare yourselves chaps, this album's completely in 4/4...  :D

I like music that is made with some intelligence, regardless of its genre. I have to actually like the sound of it as well, of course.

Oh yeah, now listening to Marbles by Marillion. My favourite record of theirs and I haven't listened to it in ages, so excuse me while I shed a tear listening to You're Gone and Angelina...  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 06, 2009, 09:50:22 AM
Have been listening to the "new" Marillion album.

Good in parts is the best I can say about it.

Like what they've done with Hard as Love, hate what they've done with Out Of This World - the new song is sweet, and the stripped down Interior Lulu is pretty good. Most of the other tracks are just acoustic versions of themselves - hardly the "great experiment" we were led to believe was forthcoming.

Ah well - not everything can be brilliant.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on October 06, 2009, 10:25:23 AM
I have to say that this version of Hard As Love is one of the best things I've heard Marillion do in a while. It got me right there *bangs chest gently with my thumb* There's one chord that Mark Kelly plays during the verse that sends the hairs on my neck into a little downy samba.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on October 06, 2009, 11:06:38 AM
King Crimson - Red.  The new version.  At last I have it on cd.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on October 06, 2009, 01:33:33 PM
Bigelf - Cheat The Gallows


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on October 06, 2009, 02:54:45 PM
King Crimson - Red.  The new version.  At last I have it on cd.

Ooh, ohh *jumps up and down* what's it like? Is there action and romance? Does he get the girl in this version? What sticks does Bill Bruford use?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on October 06, 2009, 03:37:07 PM
It sounds...brilliant.  And that's on the crappy sound systems I am currently having to use.  Have not had a chance to play the extra dvd footage yet.  I need more time.  Lots more.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on October 06, 2009, 03:41:46 PM
Bigelf - Cheat The Gallows


Really looking forward to seeing them on Saturday...maybe even more than I am looking forward to seeing Dream Theatre, although not quite as much as I am looking forward to seeing Opeth.  And apologies to the other band who are playing but who have clearly not managed to hit the hypewagon sufficiently.

Going to see them in Nottingham next week as well, with Haken - that's a bit of a coup for Haken to get that support slot.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: PeterF on October 06, 2009, 09:40:51 PM
Sorry about going on about The Alan Parson's Project, but I think I have found a replacement - shoot me down in flames if you must, but I have just listened to Parzivals Eye, Fragments, and I know Ian Bairnson features but the whole album feels Parsonesque - not a criticism, I think it is bloody good.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 06, 2009, 10:04:14 PM
Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll.

Crack out the eyeliner, boys and girls!

(Seriously, not me, though. Clashes with the beard something chronic)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on October 06, 2009, 10:26:52 PM
Big Big Train - The Underfall Yard

22 minutes, Jem keys solo, free download and a trip to Wikipedia to learn about Brunel's underfall sluices... :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on October 07, 2009, 11:01:21 AM
Upsilon Acrux - Radian Futura

Explosive, intense, intricate instrumental progressive rock, at the sharper end of the genre.  Last night they pretty much killed their drummer as they blasted through the track from the album which is 28 minutes and 21 seconds long - wonderfully listed as "Transparent Seas (radio edit)".


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on October 07, 2009, 11:32:08 AM
Robyn Hitchcock "Element of Light"

"The tide recedes upon the bones of something beautiful and drowned - in coral and in jade - "


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on October 07, 2009, 12:03:39 PM
Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll.

Good choice sir!



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 07, 2009, 01:08:56 PM
Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll.

Good choice sir!



Gotta love those made-up lyrics. And the guitars. And...well....ALL of it, really!

One of the strangest gigs I ever saw was the Cocteau Twins touring 'Heaven or Las Vegas', with a full band (a real live drummer and everything). Elizabeth Frazer is a seriously scary woman - stood at the front singing all these made-up words (for the most part sounding utterly different from the album version, but still beguiling) and doing odd things like crossing herself, or beating herself on the upper torso.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on October 08, 2009, 09:28:25 AM
Simon and I saw them on that tour, supported by the Frazier Chorus of all people.

Simon got very angry for some reason when the Frazier Chorus did "Anarchy in the UK" in funeral time.

I think it was at the Forum - was this possibly another time when we were unwittingly in the same room together?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 08, 2009, 04:31:22 PM
Simon and I saw them on that tour, supported by the Frazier Chorus of all people.

Simon got very angry for some reason when the Frazier Chorus did "Anarchy in the UK" in funeral time.

I think it was at the Forum - was this possibly another time when we were unwittingly in the same room together?

My recollection was the Brixton Academy, Rob...though I could be entirely wrong.

I suspect we have been in the same room together on many, many occasions - most of them at the Marquee :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on October 08, 2009, 10:22:56 PM
Pendragon "Pure" - forgot how good it is.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 09, 2009, 06:40:19 AM
The Dandy Warhols - 'Come Down'

Making sure I don't overdose on prog before the cornucopia that the weekend shall bring!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on October 09, 2009, 10:32:33 AM
I know how you feel. I love the weekend but for the few days after the show, I can't listen to any prog.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on October 09, 2009, 12:41:47 PM
Can't stop listening to The Incident  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on October 10, 2009, 05:24:25 PM
Rush again for me, right now it's Bravado - one of my very favourites.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on October 12, 2009, 05:09:38 PM
Steve Thorne's "Into The Ether" - jolly good stuff....got that Nick DV on drums, Mitchell on guitar, Beck on keys....  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on October 12, 2009, 08:48:25 PM
RPWL - RPWL experience
Big Big Train - The Difference Machine
Muse - The Resistance
Tinyfish - One night on fire
Ray Charles - Ultimate hits collection




Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on October 12, 2009, 09:42:57 PM
Godsticks - EP
Pure Reason Revolution - Amor Vincit Omnia
Karmakanic - Who's The Boss In The Factory
Jolly - Forty Six Minutes, Twelve Seconds of Music

All purchased in the past three days (I wonder why?)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on October 13, 2009, 04:38:30 PM
I have been going back and forth between Pendragon and Big Elf, but now I am thinking about Pure Reason Revolution - I am so easily influenced  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 13, 2009, 07:37:10 PM
I listened to (and watched) a couple of minutes of Cheryl Cole's new single this evening. Couldn't cope with any more. Now calming myself down with a bit of soothing IQ.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on October 13, 2009, 08:34:25 PM
The radio.  This made me laugh on the breakfast show this morning...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qAuqq1LFnU


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on October 13, 2009, 09:11:18 PM
Eeeeeek!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on October 13, 2009, 09:36:56 PM
The European Perspective #42 (or downloading atleast). I have to find out if our Wilf is featuring the German or the Norwegian Popol Vuh.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Agnieszka on October 13, 2009, 09:48:09 PM
Guilt Machine - On This Perfect Day

Arjen Lucassen's most recent project - one of the most beautiful albums I've heard in some time...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on October 13, 2009, 09:59:02 PM
Ex- PT Drummer Chris Maitland is playing on that album too. Cool!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on October 13, 2009, 11:50:48 PM
Emerson Lake And Palmer - Tarkus (from the Welcome Back My Friends... live album).

I'm sorry, everyone.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 14, 2009, 06:51:03 AM
The European Perspective #42 (or downloading atleast). I have to find out if our Wilf is featuring the German or the Norwegian Popol Vuh.

I could tell you, but that would remove the element of surprise ;)

No, actually I've never heard the Norwegian Popol Vuh (later known as Popol Ace, I believe, "to avoid confusiion"). And I have to say that the German variant aren't exactly my favourite music ever - sometimes that whole Krautrock thing can do your head in. They're there as representative of that time and that genre - though actually, that track isn't bad.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 14, 2009, 09:59:52 AM
I listened to (and watched) a couple of minutes of Cheryl Cole's new single this evening. Couldn't cope with any more. Now calming myself down with a bit of soothing IQ.

Absolutely dreadful - caught the last couple of minutes on some music channel last night

Firstly - this is her first solo single - why isn't Cathy Dennis being paid huge amounts of money to come up with a blinder - this song is like a Britney album track (and I should know  ;D )

Secondly - who thought those ANY of those costumes were a good idea - she scrubs up pretty well for the telly - on her own video she look's like a dog's dinner.

I'm listening to more and more spoken word stuff at the moment - this morning was Jimmy Carr and friends' podcast "The Writers' Room"


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on October 14, 2009, 10:32:52 AM
Guilt Machine - On This Perfect Day

Arjen Lucassen's most recent project - one of the most beautiful albums I've heard in some time...

Yes, it is a brilliant album - as recommended to me by someone in Greece, so they clearly do come bearing gifts.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on October 14, 2009, 11:01:22 AM
The European Perspective #42 (or downloading atleast). I have to find out if our Wilf is featuring the German or the Norwegian Popol Vuh.

I could tell you, but that would remove the element of surprise ;)

No, actually I've never heard the Norwegian Popol Vuh (later known as Popol Ace, I believe, "to avoid confusiion"). And I have to say that the German variant aren't exactly my favourite music ever - sometimes that whole Krautrock thing can do your head in. They're there as representative of that time and that genre - though actually, that track isn't bad.

After listening to the germans I would say that the Norwegians are far more my taste and I have just discovered that they have a myspace page (http://www.myspace.com/popolaceprog) which surprises me as the band disbanded long before Tom was even a twinkle in his father's eye.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 14, 2009, 11:16:51 AM
After listening to the germans I would say that the Norwegians are far more my taste and I have just discovered that they have a myspace page (http://www.myspace.com/popolaceprog) which surprises me as the band disbanded long before Tom was even a twinkle in his father's eye.

Neat, thanks for that :) I'll check them out...

D.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Agnieszka on October 14, 2009, 03:54:03 PM
Ex- PT Drummer Chris Maitland is playing on that album too. Cool!
very cool indeed. I am re-discovering Chris !


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Agnieszka on October 14, 2009, 03:56:23 PM
Guilt Machine - On This Perfect Day

Arjen Lucassen's most recent project - one of the most beautiful albums I've heard in some time...

Yes, it is a brilliant album - as recommended to me by someone in Greece, so they clearly do come bearing gifts.

This is an awesome project... I am hooked to it for the past few days... Can't stop listening to it (not that I want to!)... Awesome voice, awesome music.... Definetely one of my biggest discoveries this year (after Tinyfish and DeeExpus that is  ;) )


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on October 14, 2009, 04:00:59 PM
And I just got a ticket to see Dredg in London in November - that one is down to you.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Agnieszka on October 14, 2009, 05:25:23 PM
And I just got a ticket to see Dredg in London in November - that one is down to you.
excellent!!!! I will see them in just over a week time! looking forward to that gig!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 14, 2009, 05:26:26 PM
This Steve Thorne album is really rather good.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on October 14, 2009, 05:28:05 PM
I had mine on pre-order before seeing it available to the general mass over the weekend  >:(


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 14, 2009, 05:49:42 PM
I had mine on pre-order before seeing it available to the general mass over the weekend  >:(

Isn't it a right pain when that happens?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on October 14, 2009, 06:04:43 PM
It was a bigger pain with the Wishing Tree album - got it on pre-order with the promise of it being signed, only to turn up at the preview gig to find it on sale and more people who are on it available to sign it  ::)

Or there was this one lot who forgot about the postcards...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 14, 2009, 07:19:01 PM
Or there was this one lot who forgot about the postcards...

Yes, they forgot about mine too - what a dozy bunch!  ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on October 14, 2009, 07:22:09 PM
You got them at Cambridge - not posted - give em a break!   ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 14, 2009, 09:20:47 PM
The new Air album, 'Love 2'. A good antidote to feeling a little progged out at the moment.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on October 14, 2009, 09:53:24 PM
Or there was this one lot who forgot about the postcards...

Yes, they forgot about mine too - what a dozy bunch!  ;)

Yeah bunch of gits....

...oh bugger!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 15, 2009, 09:45:12 AM
The latest by Rodrigo Y Gabriela - '11:11'. This is, I think, the first time they've done a record entirely of their own compositions. It really works - superb playing as always, and the music is great. Highly recommended.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on October 15, 2009, 02:11:20 PM
Good news - They are also incredible to to witness live.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: PeterF on October 15, 2009, 08:18:52 PM
This Steve Thorne album is really rather good.
Received my copy today - completely agree!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on October 15, 2009, 09:23:43 PM
This Steve Thorne album is really rather good.
Received my copy today - completely agree!

I got my copy too.  I haven't had time to listen to the whole thing yet, but what I have listened to sounds good.  The new Progrock, which I got with the album, has a little picture of Curious Things.  It also came with a flyer for the Classic Rock Society.  It seems that that CRS are pushing for more members.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on October 15, 2009, 09:28:05 PM
I think the CRS are on a charge to revitalise their fanbase and membership I think. That was certainly the impression I was left with when I spoke to the guys on the CRS desk at SE2009.

More power to them I say.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on October 16, 2009, 09:18:20 AM
I actually got round to joining the CRS at Cambridge.  Can't help thinking some form of link with The Peel would do them a world of good...though maybe it now gives no benefit to The Peel.  The Riga is a great venue, but as one band said to me recently, who goes to Southend on a Sunday night ?

And getting back on topic...ALL I am listening to at the moment is Big Elf.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 16, 2009, 09:24:05 AM
Me too, James - so they expanded their membership by at least 2 that day!

(Related question - I received a questionnaire about the magazine recently but no envelope to return it in or address to return it to - do you kniow where I should send it? I told them that the content wasn't bad but that they needed to spruce up their design and layout as it looks grim.)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on October 16, 2009, 09:26:21 AM
I think the CRS are speaking to Twang at the Peel but to what end, I have yet to discover. It would be nice to think that some kind of collaboration would benefit them both as as you say, to what end?

My hope is that this will mean more one day festivals which I personally believe is the way forward for live prog in the UK.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on October 16, 2009, 11:19:55 AM
(Related question - I received a questionnaire about the magazine recently but no envelope to return it in or address to return it to - do you kniow where I should send it? I told them that the content wasn't bad but that they needed to spruce up their design and layout as it looks grim.)

Someone - Miles, Lambsie or Tommo - told me to send it to the same place as memberships.  Or you could e-mail it.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 16, 2009, 11:30:36 AM
Amorphous Androgynous - The Peppermint Tree & Seeds
Goldfrapp - Black Cherry
Steeleye Span - Below The Salt
Pendragon - Pure

...though, I hasten to add, not all at the same time!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on October 16, 2009, 12:59:05 PM
Funnily enough I was only listening to Goldfrapp's Black Cherry this morning. Funny old world innit?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 16, 2009, 01:02:32 PM
Funnily enough I was only listening to Goldfrapp's Black Cherry this morning. Funny old world innit?

Spooky! Synchronicity, or what? :)

Maybe I'll listen to that, too...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on October 17, 2009, 10:55:07 AM
Last night I was listening to a Norwegian radio show on the net when they played a unusual song about a Speeding Motorcycle. I don't know what it is about this performance but I had to track it down.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TnC8eHjq-I&feature=related

Am I the only one that thinks this is pure genius?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on October 17, 2009, 11:31:27 AM
Ah Daniel Johnston.  ;D He's one of my favourite singer songwriters and I have quite a few of his albums.

I saw him a few years back at the Union Chapel in Islington.

(http://www.hihowareyou.com/store/images/products/zHiHowAreYouOrig11x17Postermed.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on October 18, 2009, 10:50:29 AM
Parzivals Eye - Fragments (thanks Todders)
Pure Reason Revolution - Amor Vincit Omnia (thanks Simon)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on October 18, 2009, 05:15:34 PM
I'm listening to this week's installment of "the European Perpective".  Very good again.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on October 19, 2009, 01:43:50 PM
I think the CRS are speaking to Twang at the Peel but to what end, I have yet to discover. It would be nice to think that some kind of collaboration would benefit them both as as you say, to what end?


I have emailed Miles my long long list of eugh's  ;D

The Peel did have an arrangement with the CRS, CRS members could get in cheap.  (This may have been a one of gig - can't remember) This did not help The Peel as the CRS did not get anybody in that wouldn't have gone anyway and The Peel gigs are so cheap that it really isn't financially viable to give people discounts.  I am sure that Twang has dropped this now.  I cannot see any benefit to The Peel from combining forces with the CRS which is a shame for the CRS.

So why did I join?  (Apart from the vodka?) - It wasn't just them getting at me all of Summers End which I actually found most amusing.  I want to vote in their awards.  They need votes from the generation of third wave progsters that aren't stuck in the seventies or eighties....  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on October 19, 2009, 01:47:01 PM
Thanks to a certain little lady, all I am listening to at the moment are the voices in my head moaning on about the existence of Coldplay, Travis and Snow Patrol.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on October 19, 2009, 01:50:03 PM
 :-*  :-*



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Agnieszka on October 19, 2009, 04:20:42 PM
Guilt Machine is still in my cd player.... album of the year for me  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 19, 2009, 09:18:21 PM
Today has been a bizzare mix...

  • Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage
  • 5Bridges - The Thomas Tracks
  • Air - Love 2
  • The Albion Band - Rise Up Like The Sun (one of the best folk-rock albums ever made, even if the lead singer in the band at the time is now an actor in 'Sharpe')


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: todders on October 19, 2009, 09:30:34 PM
John tams now that brings back some memories "Unity" a classic album,i must dig out some show of hands some time as well.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 20, 2009, 07:35:46 AM
Thanks to our Todders I've just started on the latest Sylvan album. I had to check on the first track that I hadn't put Muse on by mistake. In a good way.

Only two tracks in this morning and already shaping up to be a fine album.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on October 20, 2009, 07:44:39 AM
Steve Thorne - Into the Ether

It's on the ipod so I don't have the insert with me.  But Tumbleweeds seems to have William Hicks references.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 20, 2009, 10:43:55 AM
John tams now that brings back some memories "Unity" a classic album,i must dig out some show of hands some time as well.

Yes!!! Show of Hands are just GENIUS. Have you heard Steve Knightley's remake of his first solo album, 'Track of Words'? His voice just gets better and better.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: todders on October 20, 2009, 01:33:46 PM
John tams now that brings back some memories "Unity" a classic album,i must dig out some show of hands some time as well.

Yes!!! Show of Hands are just GENIUS. Have you heard Steve Knightley's remake of his first solo album, 'Track of Words'? His voice just gets better and better.

Wilf i havent heard this i can feel my wallett twithcing already :-)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on October 20, 2009, 05:46:06 PM
I am in all excited to be going to proper concert mode so Green Day for the rest of the week  ;D

I hardly ever go to proper concerts anymore.  If I like the bands I can't get tickets or they are too expensive or on a week night.



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on October 20, 2009, 08:48:24 PM
Mmmmm.  So what is a "proper concert"?  One where you sit down?  Or one where you need a telecsope to see anything?  Or one where you don't know everyone in the room personally?  Or???


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on October 20, 2009, 08:51:00 PM
 ;D

... the ones where you tell people who you are seeing and they don't say "Who?"


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 20, 2009, 09:42:37 PM
;D

... the ones where you tell people who you are seeing and they don't say "Who?"

Ah, that takes all the fun out of it.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on October 21, 2009, 06:53:49 AM
;D

... the ones where you tell people who you are seeing and they don't say "Who?"

Err.  So who are Green Day then?  I've never heard of them.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 21, 2009, 09:59:18 AM
Unitopia - 'The Garden'

To my shame I've not really listened to it properly next, though it's been sitting in my iTunes 'Listen to this you lazy git' playlist for quite some time.

Actually, I'm a bit 'progged out' at the moment. Instead I've been cracking out the mid-seventies Joni Mitchell...'Court and Spark', 'Hissing of Summer Lawns', and - perhaps the best of the lot - 'Hejira' (every bass player's wet dream, that album).


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: todders on October 21, 2009, 10:14:09 AM
Crysknife-Mythos an excellent american progressive rock listen,some superb musicainship on here... look out for a review later on progboys.com.



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on October 21, 2009, 11:25:00 AM
;D

... the ones where you tell people who you are seeing and they don't say "Who?"

Never been to one of them (or certainly never admitted to it)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on October 21, 2009, 12:55:14 PM
oh, come on James - I've been to see Tom Jones, Billy Joel, Motorhead, Hawkwind, Prince - there must be *some* concerts of big stars you've been to? Pink Floyd, shurely?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 21, 2009, 12:57:05 PM
I saw Britney Spears live

why is no-one acting surprised  ;D

(It was in 2000 when she was a pop star not a train-wreck)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on October 21, 2009, 12:57:40 PM
Oops, you did it again :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on October 21, 2009, 12:59:13 PM
Unitopia - 'The Garden'

To my shame I've not really listened to it properly next, though it's been sitting in my iTunes 'Listen to this you lazy git' playlist for quite some time.

Actually, I'm a bit 'progged out' at the moment. Instead I've been cracking out the mid-seventies Joni Mitchell...'Court and Spark', 'Hissing of Summer Lawns', and - perhaps the best of the lot - 'Hejira' (every bass player's wet dream, that album).

Court and Spark is one of my favourite albums ever.

"One minute she's so happy,
then she's crying on someone's knee
Saying "Laughing and crying, y'know it's the same release"


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on October 21, 2009, 01:22:18 PM
Now listening to Hijera. You bastards...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 21, 2009, 01:56:40 PM
Now listening to Hijera. You bastards...
It'll do you good, Mr. G! A bit of introspective soul-searching genius never did any of us any harm!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on October 21, 2009, 02:24:41 PM
Even a bit of "shagging anyone famous around you and then writing songs about it?" :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on October 21, 2009, 02:30:18 PM
oh, come on James - I've been to see Tom Jones, Billy Joel, Motorhead, Hawkwind, Prince - there must be *some* concerts of big stars you've been to? Pink Floyd, shurely?

Damn, my bluff is called.

I was at Wembley Stadium to see Genesis when they were crap  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on October 21, 2009, 02:42:37 PM
that wasn't so bad, was it :-)

And so was I. At the beginning, Phil Collins said "We're going to some old songs <a cheer went up> and some new songs <an equal volume boooo went up>"

Phil looked genuinely disgruntled and said "Oh, so it's going to be like that then, is it?"

Sing along everyone: "She seems to have an invisible tough shit"


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 21, 2009, 02:45:59 PM
that wasn't so bad, was it :-)

And so was I. At the beginning, Phil Collins said "We're going to some old songs <a cheer went up> and some new songs <an equal volume boooo went up>"

Phil looked genuinely disgruntled and said "Oh, so it's going to be like that then, is it?"

Sing along everyone: "She seems to have an invisible tough shit"

Another example of us being in the same room - well, stadium - and not realising it, Mr. R!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on October 21, 2009, 03:12:38 PM
oooooOOOOOOooooooOOOOOoooOOOooooooo


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on October 21, 2009, 06:05:50 PM
The Genesis gig wasn't very good was it.

Pink Floyd on The Momentary Lapse Of Reason tour, that was a completely different matter all together. Now there is a band that KNOWS how to put on a good stadium show...

...and they don't try and stick Paul Young on as the support act either.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on October 21, 2009, 06:41:26 PM
Ah, Paul Young, the singer who had no voice at all on the day either...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on October 21, 2009, 06:55:18 PM
When I grow up, I want a pop video just like this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTFCwKvlKZo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTFCwKvlKZo)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 21, 2009, 07:24:18 PM
The Genesis gig wasn't very good was it.

Pink Floyd on The Momentary Lapse Of Reason tour, that was a completely different matter all together. Now there is a band that KNOWS how to put on a good stadium show...

...and they don't try and stick Paul Young on as the support act either.

Didn't see Floyd on the 'Momentary Lapse...' tour, but I saw them when they toured after 'The Division Bell', and they did the whole of 'Dark Side...". Fortunately it was one of the nights when the stands at Earl's Court didn't collapse :) And seeing them do The Wall in 1980, despite the bum-numbing seven-and-a-half bus trip from Sunderland, was just amazing.

Genesis are a funny band. I saw them touring 'Duke', the last time they played at city hall size venues, and they were brilliant. They were still doing sizeable amounts from 'Trick of the Tail' and 'Wind And Wuthering' at that stage, so there was plenty to hold one's interest. Then I saw 'em a couple of years later, Summer '82, and it was all rather humdrum until they did Supper's Ready. Then the 'Six of the Best' thing at Milton Keynes, which was a huge nostalgia-fest, of course.

Should have cut our losses then, really - but my wife and I turned out for that Wembley Stadum show. And yes...Paul Young...what was THAT all about? The best thing was the Spitting Image videos, really.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on October 21, 2009, 08:22:29 PM
I saw Genesis on that tour - at the NEC in Birmingham.

Anyway, now I'm listening to Knight Area - Realm Of Shadows.  Fortunately it arrived today to miss the strike.

My first impression is that it is similar to the other two albums.  There's some nice guitar and keyboard work.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on October 21, 2009, 09:35:42 PM
When I grow up, I want a pop video just like this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTFCwKvlKZo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTFCwKvlKZo)
I can make you the outfit if you like.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on October 21, 2009, 10:17:36 PM
Rob does the costumes in this band.  ;)

Oh I would SO love to see him walk on stage in that one.  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 21, 2009, 11:00:25 PM
Which costume? I can see 2 in that video!  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on October 22, 2009, 09:09:39 AM
Opeth - Blackwater Park

Truly a classic.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on October 22, 2009, 09:10:28 AM
Rob does the costumes in this band.  ;)

Oh I would SO love to see him walk on stage in that one.  :D

It's Spaceman Spiff!

and in fact:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blm4xPO_iIA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blm4xPO_iIA)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 22, 2009, 08:10:26 PM
Kerrs Pink - A Journey On The Inside

Let's hear it for bands named after a variety of potato. I think I should form a band called Maris Piper.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on October 22, 2009, 09:58:49 PM
I'll form one called King Edward and the Jersey Royals then.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: MikeEvs on October 23, 2009, 02:15:28 PM
Currently playing Spock's Beard - The Kindness Of Strangers


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on October 23, 2009, 04:21:07 PM
I'm watching/listening to the Marillion Lost Marbles DVD, which is just stupendous. This Is The 21st Century is one of me faves.

Just for the record, I like all eras of Genesis (yes, really!) and I never got to see Pink Floyd, who are my favourite thing ever. And now I'm grumpy and sad.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: todders on October 23, 2009, 04:31:31 PM
Was going to be listening to marillion less is more but the download failed and now it wont let me download it  again >:(



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on October 23, 2009, 04:50:03 PM
Are you saying less is really not more then ?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on October 25, 2009, 08:48:12 AM
Mmmmm.  So what is a "proper concert"?  One where you sit down?  Or one where you need a telecsope to see anything?  Or one where you don't know everyone in the room personally?  Or???

Not worth starting a new thread for, but it sort of fits in what I was listening to last night whilst you lot were watching men with capes.... 

My "review" of the "proper concert" I went to last night.

Battled with the merchandise queue only to find that the t-shirt I liked was sold out in XL.  02 nil Peel one.

Got there as PrimaDonna were doing their last song, having just spent £7.50!!  on a coke and a becks.  O2 nil Peel two. 

I had looked up Primadonna the night before and knew it was generic so wasn't particularly bothered about missing them.

Whilst the roadies were doing their stuff, a drunken pink rabbit danced around to YMCA.  This amused the children around me.  Yes bit weird being near 8 year olds.  02 nil Peel three.

Then Green Day.  I have never seen them before and was unsure what to expect.  Here was a band that were visibly enjoying being in this environment.  Much audience participation, much atmosphere, pyrotechnics.  02 three Peel three.

However I did start to think that the constant Freddie/Phil audience singing back the eh oh things got a bit tedious.  Shouldn't be done all the time.  I started drifiting to audience watching which was amusing but not what I was there for.  Another criticism is the constant use of "F***" and "MotherF*****", no need for that, it especially made me cringe standing near kids.

I love seeing Bryan Adams live, he always gets fans up on stage and it is one of the reasons his shows are always fun.  Green Day took this to a new AMAZING level.  They got random people up on stage, they got a couple of kids to pretend to fall after faith healing, they got someone up to play bass, another to drums and another to do guitar.  How incredible it must have been for those people.  They also hosed down the very mental front, shot toilet rolls and tshirts into the audience.

Hilights for me were Boulevard of Broken Dreams which unsurprisingly was sung by the audience, I always love that and their little covers medley which was based around Lulus Jump but drifted into one lines of many famous songs which for the life of my I can't remember now, apart from Teenage Kicks and they did this lying down.  They were also dressed a  bit peculiar here too, the 8 year olds nearby being amused at the drummer in a bra acting camp.

They played a good long set, did not milk the encores of which they only did one.  To conclude it was a fantastic show and there are pros and cons of both the "proper concert" v "the pub gig".  What makes a show for me isn't the size of the venue but how much the band and audience enjoy it. 

So neugh neugh neugh.



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on October 25, 2009, 01:51:02 PM
So neugh neugh neugh.

 :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on October 25, 2009, 02:26:33 PM
For me, every gig is a "proper" gig. So there.

Right now, I'm trying to start writing an essay on the acoustic properties of an acoustic guitar, including stuff about how the body resonates the sound and such, and trying to be all scientific with the explanations and terms and whatnot. Maximum fun overdrive, I guarantee. So, I've just listened to Darwin's Radio's Template For A Generation (which was aquired at the gig last night, finally!) for the second time as it's just so damn good. Favourite track is The Illusion Is Freedom for it's varying and contrasting sounds. Superb!

Glad you had a great gig too, Sarah!  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on October 25, 2009, 04:31:58 PM
...what I was listening to last night whilst you lot were watching men with capes.... 

...but very nice men in capes...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on October 25, 2009, 06:03:00 PM
I have had enough of this cape bashing.

All the cool guys wear capes ...

Batman

(http://www.studiodaily.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/batman_imax.jpg)

Superman

(http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/03/23/superman23306_narrowweb__300x423,0.jpg)

Darth Vader

(http://www.savingadvice.com/images/blog/hello-kitty-darth-vader.jpg)

Never mind ...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 25, 2009, 06:16:47 PM
I have had enough of this cape bashing.

Haven't you'd seen The Incredibles, Bo? "No capes!"


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on October 26, 2009, 12:01:50 PM
Missed Panic Room and Jump on Friday thanks to idiots on the M1, and missing Porcupine Tree in Europe this week thanks to work, so not in a great mood to be listening to music.

Thank goodness for The Incident during my drive in this morning - just makes me want to be in Berlin tonight even more, but still perked the mood up a bit.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on October 26, 2009, 12:13:14 PM
I thought that I might see you on Friday, James.  That was my first visit to the Limelight theatre, and it is quite unusual.  There is no stage - unless you call a very large rubber mat a stage.  There are obviously fold out seats which were not in use.  So, that meant the we were at the same level as the band, which made for challenging views.  I'd guess at about 40 people.  John Dexter Jones said that it was the first time that he's performed there when people were standing up.

But the quality of the performance was absolutely top notch.  I'm getting used to the new material now, and it is going to be a contender for the best of 2009.  It's going to be a contender IF they manage to get it out - end of November is the current target.  But the postal strike could scupper this.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on October 26, 2009, 12:25:29 PM
They normally have tiered seating in there, a bit like the seats in a school gym.

Only 40 people  :(  Should have been a sell-out for a gig of that quality.  Shame about the lapse in release date as well.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 27, 2009, 01:52:25 PM
Gong - 2032

Thanks to the good offices of Mr. Todders I'll be interviewing Daevid Allen and Steve Hillage this evening, at Mr. Hillage's studio in West London. Exciting stuff - I've liked Gong (well, some of it, other bits are just plain odd) since I were a nipper.

This new album's pretty consistent, though - the first one since the seventies with Hillage on it.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: todders on October 27, 2009, 05:23:28 PM
Gong - 2032

Thanks to the good offices of Mr. Todders I'll be interviewing Daevid Allen and Steve Hillage this evening, at Mr. Hillage's studio in West London. Exciting stuff - I've liked Gong (well, some of it, other bits are just plain odd) since I were a nipper.

This new album's pretty consistent, though - the first one since the seventies with Hillage on it.

My Pleasure Wilf hope it goes ok for you tonight.. let us all know

Listening to Mr So & So Sugar Stealer "Review coming shortly"


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on October 27, 2009, 10:20:12 PM
Listening to Mr So & So Sugar Stealer "Review coming shortly"


Looking forward to the review of this album Todders. Mr So & So were one of my fave bands of the SE weekend.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 28, 2009, 07:12:06 AM
Listening to Mr So & So Sugar Stealer "Review coming shortly"


Looking forward to the review of this album Todders. Mr So & So were one of my fave bands of the SE weekend.

I'll be chatting to Dave and Charlotte from Mr. So & So tomorrow evening for inclusion in this weekend's EP Summer's End special - yes, finally! If anyone would like me to ask them any particular questions then let me know!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on October 28, 2009, 01:00:35 PM
Yes, you can ask Dave why Shawn loves Rickenbacker basses so much (especially that 8 string beast he used at SE).


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 28, 2009, 01:20:51 PM
Yes, you can ask Dave why Shawn loves Rickenbacker basses so much (especially that 8 string beast he used at SE).

I shall indeed ask :)

Maybe it's because his Dad, Lemmy, plays them?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 28, 2009, 01:26:55 PM
Moongarden - A Vulgar Display Of Prog.

It's taken me ages to get my hands on this bugger, I'm glad it's worth it. The opening track is called 'Boromir', which is a tad worrying, but this is good solid stuff, with a nice fusion of symphonic and more modern sounds. And not a cape in sight.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 28, 2009, 04:44:46 PM
Transatlantic - The Whirlwind (CD1)

The music is sublime, but I don't find the vocals strong enough.

They're fine, but fine doesn't match the fantastic music.

Shame really as I'd still give it an 8/10

Still have to listen to the bonus disc.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 28, 2009, 04:49:54 PM
Transatlantic - The Whirlwind (CD1)

The music is sublime, but I don't find the vocals strong enough.

They're fine, but fine doesn't match the fantastic music.

Shame really as I'd still give it an 8/10

Still have to listen to the bonus disc.

Don't you find it all a bit 'prog by numbers', Mr. B? Struck me as being like a Neal Morse album with guest guitars from Roine Stolt. Mind, the more I listen to it, the more I like it, despite it feeling a bit formulaic.

D.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on October 28, 2009, 06:06:31 PM
I'm currently listening to the sublime Cheap Trick, in particular the pop-rock-tastic "Surrender". So there!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on October 29, 2009, 10:56:40 AM
Monkey Swallows The Universe - The Bright Carvings

(and on the Transatlantic album - not sure about prog-by-numbers - I might agree other than some of the songs are really strong songs in their own right)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on October 29, 2009, 11:54:19 AM
Nosound - A Sense Of Loss

As the title suggests this is pretty dour stuff. I suppose the pictures of dismembered pigeons on the cover should have warned me. I had to turn it off, it was making me feel right miserable.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 01, 2009, 04:51:48 PM
Gong - 2032

Really grows on you, this one. Okay, so it's not 'prog', but it's certainly interesting, and very uplifting. A real antidote to the Nosound, to be honest!

I'll be airing my interview with Daevid Allen and Steve Hillage on next week's EP (which I must crack on with, as there won't be much time on Saturday before needing to head off for the Peel).


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 01, 2009, 07:31:07 PM
I haven't heard the new Gong album yet. I must rectify that ASAP, as I'm seeing them in Cambridge later this month.

<edit> oh wow! Just found that their support is the Steve Hillage band! Couldn't be better!

Quote
The Steve Hillage Band is confirmed as special guest on Gong’s forthcoming nationwide November UK tour, which kicks off at the Bristol O2 Academy on Thursday November 19th. This marks the first time since 1979 when Hillage will perform material from the following renowned Steve Hillage Band solo albums - ‘Fish Rising’ (1975), ‘L’ (1976), ‘Motivation Radio’ (1977) and ‘Green’ (1978).


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on November 01, 2009, 09:29:25 PM
It Bites - The Tall Ships.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on November 01, 2009, 10:28:57 PM
Any good Nells?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on November 01, 2009, 10:34:21 PM
Any good Nells?
I have always been a fan of It Bites since like forever. This album is their best yet IMHO. Even though I think John Mitchel is a band whore (;-)) I also think he has a lovely singing voice.
I love a bit of pop me.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on November 01, 2009, 10:35:25 PM
I might go and buy a copy then.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on November 01, 2009, 10:36:18 PM
I might go and buy a copy then.  :)
Can you still do that?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on November 01, 2009, 10:36:52 PM
I'm an old fashioned kinda guy.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on November 01, 2009, 10:38:12 PM
Yup, me too.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on November 02, 2009, 01:19:54 AM
I bought my copy of The Tall Ships from the HMV in Middlesbrough. And it was cheaper than the Internet. Take that!

Anyways, currently playing is 137 by The Pineapple Thief. It really is rather good, I'm very impressed.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 02, 2009, 10:50:33 AM
I bought my copy of The Tall Ships from the HMV in Middlesbrough. And it was cheaper than the Internet. Take that!

Funny place, though, Middlesborough. Wouldn't want to go there, even to buy an It Bites album. We used to go down there from time to time to look down on the natives - well, when you're from Sunderland your choices are rather limited!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 02, 2009, 10:55:06 AM
The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love (on Spotify)

It keeps appearing in the top-rated of 2009 chart on Progarchives, so eventually I cracked. It's lovely - there's a sort of Fleet Foxes vibe about it, very American, very acoustic, but totally charming.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 02, 2009, 03:06:15 PM
Take that!

Gosh, Mouse, you do have eclectic tastes  ;D

dontcha love selective quoting?  ::)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Polly Pocket on November 02, 2009, 08:19:09 PM
The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love (on Spotify)

It keeps appearing in the top-rated of 2009 chart on Progarchives, so eventually I cracked. It's lovely - there's a sort of Fleet Foxes vibe about it, very American, very acoustic, but totally charming.

Best album of the year for me. I have to consciously not play it and to that end, I'm currently boning up on Frosty stuff for the weekend.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 02, 2009, 08:27:05 PM
Best album of the year for me. I have to consciously not play it and to that end, I'm currently boning up on Frosty stuff for the weekend.

It's brilliant. I'm on to about the fifth listen, and that's just today.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on November 02, 2009, 09:24:52 PM
Pearl Jam - Rearview Mirror


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on November 02, 2009, 11:39:13 PM
Take that!

Gosh, Mouse, you do have eclectic tastes  ;D

dontcha love selective quoting?  ::)

Why I oughta...  ;)

I've just listened to Pure Reason Revolution's Amor Vincit Omnia (bought the Special Edition in HMV - again, I applaud their bizzarre stock of select Progressive CDs). I had no clue what it was going to be like, but oh my, it was a wonderful listen. Truly fantastic. Unique and produced brilliantly. I'm now listening to the first Peter Gabriel album for the first time, which is marvelous.

Oh, how I want to record in Real World Studios. Someday, sigh...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 03, 2009, 09:10:30 AM
I've just listened to Pure Reason Revolution's Amor Vincit Omnia (bought the Special Edition in HMV - again, I applaud their bizzarre stock of select Progressive CDs). I had no clue what it was going to be like, but oh my, it was a wonderful listen. Truly fantastic. Unique and produced brilliantly.

It's a cracker, isn't it? Chris, Rick and I went to see them earlier this year - not the most cheerful of people, and ear-splittingly loud, but that material gets better and better live.

I'm now listening to the first Peter Gabriel album for the first time, which is marvelous.

*sigh*

I don't know what they teach the kids these days - you're over fifteen and you hadn't heard PG1? The shame!


Oh, how I want to record in Real World Studios. Someday, sigh...

That's easy - join Magenta :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 03, 2009, 11:28:17 AM
Listened to Little Boots again this morning. Feel slightly bad that I think I'm looking forward to her gig more than IQ, Pallas and Marillion in December.

Then again I haven't been to a pop show for years (since Britney in 2000 possibly)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on November 03, 2009, 12:12:55 PM

I've just listened to Pure Reason Revolution's Amor Vincit Omnia (bought the Special Edition in HMV - again, I applaud their bizzarre stock of select Progressive CDs). I had no clue what it was going to be like, but oh my, it was a wonderful listen. Truly fantastic. Unique and produced brilliantly. I'm now listening to the first Peter Gabriel album for the first time, which is marvelous.

Oh, how I want to record in Real World Studios. Someday, sigh...

I'm going to Real World studios later this month to watch Magenta who are doing a recording there.

As far as PRR are concerned, I prefer their first offering "The Dark Third".  There is a little less electronica.  We saw them earlier in the year on the first day of their tour.  A strange place with a rather odd selection of music played between the bands.  There might be a thread about them around unless it has been removed in the great cultural purge.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: MikeEvs on November 03, 2009, 01:41:16 PM
Within Temptation - An Acoustic Night at the Theatre  played it twice since it arrived yesterday and am really liking this and am contemplating a trip to Amsterdam to see one of their acoustic gigs


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on November 03, 2009, 02:01:54 PM
Tusk - Fleetwood Mac...

...and yes it is because of the BBC documentary that was shown the other night. What a bonkers band.



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on November 03, 2009, 02:19:41 PM
Within Temptation - An Acoustic Night at the Theatre  played it twice since it arrived yesterday and am really liking this and am contemplating a trip to Amsterdam to see one of their acoustic gigs

Isn't Epica another band in that family tree?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on November 03, 2009, 10:15:10 PM
Styx - Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto

I miss Chuck already ...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: PeterF on November 03, 2009, 10:41:09 PM
Belief, by Primitive Instinct - Bloody Good!!!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on November 04, 2009, 12:55:14 AM
Peter Gabriel - Shaking The Tree. I needed more Gabriel and this had Mercy Street and Red Rain on it, along with a wonderful version of Here Comes The Flood.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on November 04, 2009, 08:47:14 AM
The very windy wind, blowing through the forest outside the office window....


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 04, 2009, 08:50:27 AM
Transatbloodylantic - The Whirlwind

There's drugs in this album, I swear. When I first heard it, it felt a bit 'ho hum', but I can't stop listening to it. I may have to remove it from my iPod to rid myself of the temptation.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: MikeEvs on November 04, 2009, 09:42:46 AM
Within Temptation - An Acoustic Night at the Theatre  played it twice since it arrived yesterday and am really liking this and am contemplating a trip to Amsterdam to see one of their acoustic gigs

Isn't Epica another band in that family tree?

Not sure of any link between Epica and Within Temptation other than they're Dutch they don't have any current or former members in common. Mark Jansen who formed Epica used to be After Forever


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on November 04, 2009, 10:57:27 AM
Maybe that's who and what I was thinking of.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 04, 2009, 03:24:51 PM
Art Of Noise - The Seduction Of Claude Debussy


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on November 04, 2009, 04:33:14 PM
...imagine an actor saying the following...  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: todders on November 04, 2009, 07:02:16 PM
The Tangent "Down and out in paris in london"

it sounds superb on my third listen so far


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 04, 2009, 08:04:29 PM
The Tangent "Down and out in paris in london"

it sounds superb on my third listen so far

Can't wait for that one to arrive - not long now :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 05, 2009, 02:52:12 PM
Three more tracks from the new Big Big Train album, as broadcast on one of my fellow DLBN broadcaster's show - 'Evening Star', 'Master James of St. George', and 'Victorian Brickwork'.

Words fail me. The title track is superb, but they retain that consistency throughout. Greg and the boys seem to be on a real roll at the moment.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on November 05, 2009, 11:55:15 PM
Muse - Exogenesis. They did Part 1 of this symphony for the first encore of last nights gig, and it was beautiful. The hightlight of the evening, in fact. I took particular pleasure from noticing none of the (very young) people in the crowd attempting to bounce mindlessly to it - they were forced to stand still and appreciate what was going on on stage, ha!  :)

I'll post some photos soon...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 06, 2009, 08:46:25 AM
Muse - Exogenesis. They did Part 1 of this symphony for the first encore of last nights gig, and it was beautiful. The hightlight of the evening, in fact. I took particular pleasure from noticing none of the (very young) people in the crowd attempting to bounce mindlessly to it - they were forced to stand still and appreciate what was going on on stage, ha!  :)

I'll post some photos soon...

Sounds like a great night, Mouse :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on November 06, 2009, 01:09:20 PM
The traffic outside Leon's flat...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 06, 2009, 01:19:34 PM
The traffic outside Leon's flat...
...which sounds like a Tangent album :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 06, 2009, 01:20:19 PM
Steve Hackett - Out OF The Tunnel's Mouth

Finally available!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on November 06, 2009, 02:29:35 PM
hurrah! Where has he buried his wife and manager?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 06, 2009, 02:38:09 PM
hurrah! Where has he buried his wife and manager?
At the bottom of Nick Beggs' wardrobe, most probably...Steve always did know what he liked in his wardrobe...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 06, 2009, 03:42:44 PM
Genesis - lots and lots of Genesis


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on November 06, 2009, 04:18:51 PM
Hehe.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on November 06, 2009, 08:14:24 PM
It Bites - The Tall Ships.  It's taken a while to give a good listen, and now I realise how good it is.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on November 07, 2009, 08:47:46 AM
Colonel Abrams - Trapped


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 07, 2009, 12:29:04 PM
Just ripping some CDs to put on the MP3 player for the drive to Kingston. Sky and Sky Five Live, plus The Incident and Once Around The World. That should do nicely!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 07, 2009, 01:07:43 PM
Just ripping some CDs to put on the MP3 player for the drive to Kingston. Sky and Sky Five Live, plus The Incident and Once Around The World. That should do nicely!
Blimey, Sky! Been years since I listened to them.

On the drive to the Peel this evening I will be listening to Kathy, the Irish TomTom voice, saying things like "turn left", at the end of the road, bear right", or the one you don't want to hear but we did last time we went "turn around when possible".


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on November 07, 2009, 02:04:32 PM
I just got the Sugarstealer from Mr So & So - so that will be on my player on the hour trip to Kingston.  Safe journey everyone.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on November 08, 2009, 07:39:36 PM
Just listened to Holst's The Planets. Always enjoy that one. And now! The June Jar!  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on November 08, 2009, 09:59:48 PM
You've got your iPod on shuffle again haven't you Mouse.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on November 09, 2009, 10:41:21 AM
The sound of the cistern of the loo refilling upstairs...  ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on November 09, 2009, 11:38:58 AM
 :D :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Paul on November 09, 2009, 11:54:04 AM
The sound of the cistern of the loo refilling upstairs...  ;)

Strange thing to have on your I pod.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 09, 2009, 02:05:02 PM
Marillion - Less Is More. It's not half bad, and I speak as a not-really-Marillion fan :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on November 09, 2009, 03:40:21 PM
Marillion - Less Is More. It's not half bad, and I speak as a not-really-Marillion fan :)
Totally in keeping with the acoustic flavour of the last few days Wilf. I, for one, believe L=M to be a thing of exceptional and outstanding beauty. But then I would, wouldn't I?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 09, 2009, 04:01:24 PM
Totally in keeping with the acoustic flavour of the last few days Wilf. I, for one, believe L=M to be a thing of exceptional and outstanding beauty. But then I would, wouldn't I?
There's nothing wrong with that, Jim, we all have our affiliations and preferences, and it's a good thing, I feel :)

I was a HUGE Fish-era Marillion fan, but sort of lost touch with their music once Mr. Hogarth (a fine singer, I remember seeing him with How We Live - was that the name?) took over on vocals. For some reason I've struggled with their newer stuff, but it's horses for courses, innit?

Less Is More is great though, and I did indeed give it a spin due to being in an acoustic frame of mind.

...and now I'm listening to The Underfall Yard. Yes, again....


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on November 09, 2009, 09:23:59 PM
...and now I'm listening to The Underfall Yard. Yes, again....

That's on my to buy list.  The problem is that they only sell to you if you have a PayPal account.  I don't and I NEVER will.  I'll have to wait until it is distributed through F2 or someone.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on November 09, 2009, 09:43:20 PM
Their buy 4 CDs for £27 deal (or whatever it is) is awfully tempting but nature won't allow me to create a vacuum in my wallet....hurry up Santa!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on November 11, 2009, 05:43:49 PM
"Xaaaanaaaaduuuuuuuu!" That's what I'm listening to.  ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on November 11, 2009, 07:40:50 PM
"Xaaaanaaaaduuuuuuuu!" That's what I'm listening to.  ;)
The one with the whip-cracking, the one with Olivia Newtron-Bomb or Rush?  ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on November 11, 2009, 09:42:58 PM
I'm partial to all three I must confess.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on November 12, 2009, 07:42:45 PM
I've just listened to Astra's brilliant version of Floyd's Empty Spaces from this month's free CD from Mojo magazine a few times. Now I'm listening to Doves - Kingdom Of Rust.

Next up is Joanne Shaw Taylor - White Sugar. From what I've heard, it sounds fab.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on November 13, 2009, 10:54:38 AM
Kiss - Creatures of the Night.

"Loud! I wanna hear it loud!"  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 13, 2009, 05:13:07 PM
The Underfall Yard - again and again and again...

I've been listening to this album non-stop for about a week, I was lucky enough to get a preview copy from the band preparatory to interviewing David Longdon, their new singer, next week sometime. You know how sometimes - and this doesn't happen very often - you listen to an album and you just know it's a future classic? Well...

It's beautiful, an immense achievement.

Bet everyone else hates it and I look like a dorf :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on November 13, 2009, 05:26:36 PM
maybe more like an ent...

I fully intend to get this album after the difference machine made such an impact on me.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on November 13, 2009, 07:55:33 PM
I Am A Stranger - The Welcome Wagon

Beautifully loose and wafty; very much in the Jimi Tenor/Beach Boys/Polyphonic Spree style with loads of 'Godfrey Chords'. I so very much wish I had written this song!  >:(

The rest of the album appears to be pants though.

(http://cdn.stereogum.com/img/thumbnails/posts/welcome_wagon-half_a_person.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on November 14, 2009, 12:00:09 PM
He looks like he's abducted her. Almost as scary as that bloke from Sparks with the Adolf 'tache.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 14, 2009, 02:46:17 PM
The rest of the album appears to be pants though.
Can anyone else think of records which have one good song but the rest of the thing is sub-optimal? One that springs to mind is World Party's 'Private Revolution', which has 'Ship Of Fools' on it, then loads of tosh.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on November 14, 2009, 06:55:05 PM
Driving All Night EP - Tinyfish  with my new Skullcandy headphones :D



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on November 14, 2009, 07:55:55 PM
I'm listening to every CD I've bought since September to help provide some background to my work. Right now, it's Dire Straits again. Already had Marillion, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Tinyfish, Procol Harum and Darwin's Radio.

I've also found a photo from January which seemed to fit the current mugshot avatar trend.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 15, 2009, 11:52:55 PM
Driving All Night EP - Tinyfish  with my new Skullcandy headphones :D



I'm having difficulty picturing you in these, Bo... still, each to his own...

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_BAos1Je5poI/SeR_OwE9_JI/AAAAAAAAAPc/mEIE2Z7qgBw/s400/skullcandy-headphones.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on November 16, 2009, 09:09:39 AM
Everybody! STOP WHAT YOU"RE DOING NOW!

Go and find a band called "Donkeyboy". They have a myspace page. They are wonderful. I haven't heard such uplifting pop music since... forever. They're like Jon Anderson and Trevor Rabin wrote a pop album with Morten Harkett from Aha! And they're from Drammen in Norway. Their singles "Ambition" and "Sometimes" are just heavenly. I know I'm not prone to gushing but... this music has put an enormous smile on my face!  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on November 16, 2009, 09:49:19 AM
Understood and wilco captain.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 16, 2009, 10:44:20 AM
If only I had come here instead of the "what made you smile thread - I would have understood.

Then again I'd have missed the amusement of Jim shouting Donkeyboy for no adequuately explored reason.

So that's the right order for me.  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on November 16, 2009, 02:47:35 PM
If only I had come here instead of the "what made you smile thread - I would have understood.

Then again I'd have missed the amusement of Jim shouting Donkeyboy for no adequuately explored reason.

So that's the right order for me.  ;D
Jim needs no reason to shout Donkeyboy as far as I can tell UB so you are in good company.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on November 16, 2009, 09:22:01 PM
Mr So and So - Sugarstealer.  It dropped through my door a few days ago, and this is my first chance to listen to it.  A lovely album.  I hope that they will make the journey down south next year.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 16, 2009, 09:47:34 PM
Mr So and So - Sugarstealer.  It dropped through my door a few days ago, and this is my first chance to listen to it.  A lovely album.  I hope that they will make the journey down south next year.
It's a belter, isn't it?

I'm currently taking a pause from ironing while listening to Mirage's latest, 'Borderline'. Somewhat Canterbury-inflected songs by a bunch of Frenchmen.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on November 17, 2009, 10:47:18 AM
COME ON! Hasn't anyone gone and had a listen to Donkeyboy yet? I wanna know what peeps think. A pure slice of fried pop gold!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on November 17, 2009, 12:44:18 PM
Sorry Jim. Do to the paranoid lock-down of all things interesting I can't get to MySpace at work and if you think I am typing "donkeyboy" into a search engine...

Remind me again when I get home.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 17, 2009, 01:30:36 PM
Sorry Jim. Do to the paranoid lock-down of all things interesting I can't get to MySpace at work and if you think I am typing "donkeyboy" into a search engine...


Can't imagine why not, Pedro...

(http://images.easyart.com/i/prints/rw/en_easyart/lg/2/0/Donkey-and-boy-resting-on-a-sofa-John-Drysdale-200305.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on November 17, 2009, 01:34:07 PM
Sorry Jim. Do to the paranoid lock-down of all things interesting I can't get to MySpace at work and if you think I am typing "donkeyboy" into a search engine...

Remind me again when I get home.  :)

Hang on. You're on here. Which must mean... WE'RE NOT INTERESTING!  :'(


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 17, 2009, 02:04:43 PM
COME ON! Hasn't anyone gone and had a listen to Donkeyboy yet? I wanna know what peeps think. A pure slice of fried pop gold!
I have to admit, Mr. Jim, that this is splendid stuff. It may well be appearing on the European Perspective very soon, in fact!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: PeterF on November 17, 2009, 06:25:18 PM
COME ON! Hasn't anyone gone and had a listen to Donkeyboy yet? I wanna know what peeps think. A pure slice of fried pop gold!
Jim, your description of their sound is spot on - count me in as a fan.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 17, 2009, 07:02:55 PM
For some reason - probably because my son is downloading something massive - I can only hear the first 6 seconds of either of the tracks. I'll try again later once he's not eating up all the bandwidth.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on November 17, 2009, 07:20:30 PM
Sorry Jim. Do to the paranoid lock-down of all things interesting I can't get to MySpace at work and if you think I am typing "donkeyboy" into a search engine...
Remind me again when I get home.  :)
Hang on. You're on here. Which must mean... WE'RE NOT INTERESTING!  :'(
LOL I think you might be confusing our IT department with a team of fast-responding tech-wizards....give them time and they'll block this place too!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on November 17, 2009, 08:49:33 PM
The Wishing Tree - Carnival Of Souls. It's beautiful, as is Ostara. If you don't own either, rectify this immediately.

I'll give them DonkeyBoyes a listen afterwards, if I remember.  ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on November 17, 2009, 09:04:26 PM
Yes I like Donkeyboy too. I will now form my own pop band and call it Donkey-hotey.

(http://www.fineartprintsondemand.com/artists/daumier/don_quixote_and_sancho_panza-400.jpg)



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 17, 2009, 09:34:45 PM
Yes I like Donkeyboy too. I will now form my own pop band and call it Donkey-hotey.
All that late-night reocrding action is doing things to you, Simon, mate. The sort of things which may eventually erode your self-respect to the state where you end up going back to being a drummer again. And ONLY a drummer. We must administer curry, and fast!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: PeterF on November 17, 2009, 10:14:39 PM
The Tea Club - General Winter's Secret Museum


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: todders on November 17, 2009, 11:13:21 PM
Izz -The Darkened Room.....


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 17, 2009, 11:42:26 PM
Izz -The Darkened Room.....
...is it much cop, Adrian?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 18, 2009, 02:14:46 PM
In The Court Of The Crimson King - the remixed, and generally buggered about with version courtesy of Mr. P. Tree himself.

Bloody, and indeed, Hell. It does, in fact, sound better than ever.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 18, 2009, 02:15:29 PM
PO90 - Jitters and The Tangent - Down and Out in Paris and London.

Both excellent.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: MikeEvs on November 18, 2009, 03:42:20 PM
Redemption - Snowfall on Judgement Day, great album from a band featuring former Fates Warning singer Ray Alder.
James LaBrie from Dream Theater also provides vocals on one track.

Can't believe I hadn't heard of this band before considering they have 4 albums plus a live CD/DVD and are signed to inside out!

Power play magazine gave this album a 10 and I have to agree have ordered the rest of the albums (Ray Alder isn't on the first album).



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 18, 2009, 04:19:21 PM
PO90 - Jitters and The Tangent - Down and Out in Paris and London.

Both excellent.
Oooh, that means my copy may have arrived! Can't wait to get home...<bounce>


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on November 18, 2009, 07:29:05 PM
I ordered those two last night, plus the complete works of Big Big Train.  David and I bumped into Andy Tillison on the day after Summer's End.  He is such a lovely chap.  I hope that the albums do well.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on November 18, 2009, 10:29:31 PM
And they're from Drammen in Norway.

For those of you who have not been to Drammen, think Slough and you will get the picture.

Liked the songs but then again I am biased.

Anyone bought the "Them Crooked Vultures" album yet?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 18, 2009, 10:32:47 PM
Anyone bought the "Them Crooked Vultures" album yet?
I have, Bo, got it on digital download from Amazon this afternoon, but I haven't had the chance to listen to it yet. It'll have to compete with the new Tangent (which did arrive today, yay!) for tomorrow's commute - which is to say, it won't get listened to until later in the day :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on November 19, 2009, 12:29:25 AM
In The Court Of The Crimson King - the remixed, and generally buggered about with version courtesy of Mr. P. Tree himself.

Bloody, and indeed, Hell. It does, in fact, sound better than ever.

Right. I'm getting the big box set edition for Christmas. I listened to The Dark Side Of The Moon earlier (again). Yep, it's still perfect.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 19, 2009, 09:23:15 AM
Band Of Skulls - Baby Darling Doll Face Honey

Swampy, bluesy rock, with greatl male AND female vocals. Nothing fancy or cerebral, just good thumping tunes.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on November 19, 2009, 03:29:39 PM
Ooh, I don't suppose you've got a link have you, Wilf? That sounds like it's right up my street.  :)

Currently listening to Muse - The Resistance.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 19, 2009, 03:37:36 PM
(http://www.mutablesound.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/equinoxe3qb.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on November 19, 2009, 10:51:49 PM
Good choice - it's my favourite Jarre album. 


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on November 20, 2009, 07:38:55 AM
Jean Michel Jarre is a FRAAAAAAAAUD!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 20, 2009, 09:06:20 AM
Jean Michel Jarre is a FRAAAAAAAAUD!
Jim! Surely you're not telling us that...he isn't FRENCH???


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on November 20, 2009, 12:54:56 PM
Has anyone seen him use his hands?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 20, 2009, 01:07:47 PM
I've seen him with his laser harp at the Docklands gig. Top evening! Even if it was a fair while ago now.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on November 20, 2009, 01:29:02 PM
Has anyone seen him use his hands?
Good one.  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on November 20, 2009, 01:50:04 PM
Jean Michel Jarre is a FRAAAAAAAAUD!
Jim! Surely you're not telling us that...he isn't FRENCH???

Nah! Just quoting Bill Bailey!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 20, 2009, 03:19:05 PM
Tinyfish - The June Jar

...now that I know what the song's about, it has fresh resonance. Shows you how hard I listen to things ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 20, 2009, 08:52:47 PM
Theo Travis - Double Talk (http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=27559)

A lovely jazzy album from my favourite prog saxophonist (Gong and The Tangent) - can't recommend it too highly. Fripp guests on it. Absolutely gorgeous.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on November 22, 2009, 06:33:34 PM
The ******** - I drink alone (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8Qugtp90NU)

Not for the faint-hearted, I even had to censor the band name :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on November 22, 2009, 11:18:59 PM
Mew - No More Stories / Are Told Today / I'm Sorry / They Washed Away / No More Stories / The World Is Grey / I'm Tired / Let's Wash Away

It is progish at times. Reminds me of Brother Ape at times.

Recommended by my brother, I had no idea he actually listened to this type of music. Now I can just buy him some prog rock albums for X-mas. Result.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 22, 2009, 11:21:15 PM
The ******** - I drink alone (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8Qugtp90NU)

Not for the faint-hearted, I even had to censor the band name :)
Ah, these were the guys who invited those environmental campaigners with an equally provocatively-named web site to, erm, do stuff on stage while they played.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 22, 2009, 11:24:33 PM
Mew - No More Stories / Are Told Today / I'm Sorry / They Washed Away / No More Stories / The World Is Grey / I'm Tired / Let's Wash Away
No More Stories is a good album, though my favourite of theirs is And The Glass Handed Kites. Mew can take a bit of getting used to, don't you find, Bo?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on November 22, 2009, 11:36:17 PM
The ******** - I drink alone (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8Qugtp90NU)

Not for the faint-hearted, I even had to censor the band name :)
Ah, these were the guys who invited those environmental campaigners with an equally provocatively-named web site to, erm, do stuff on stage while they played.

The singer is also the "drummer" in the excellent Hurra Torpedo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIaz6zBz1go).


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on November 22, 2009, 11:44:34 PM
I'm still ploughing through The European Perspective #48 - some sterling stuff on there, Wilf!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 23, 2009, 09:25:21 AM
I'm still ploughing through The European Perspective #48 - some sterling stuff on there, Wilf!
Thank you kindly :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on November 23, 2009, 12:08:02 PM
I Both David & I guessed the #1 album - not that it was too difficult.

Great show again, Wilf.  This show has become part of my Sunday evening routine.  I plugged it over on the Magenta forum and Pedro followed up.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 23, 2009, 12:13:32 PM
I Both David & I guessed the #1 album - not that it was too difficult.

Great show again, Wilf.  This show has become part of my Sunday evening routine.  I plugged it over on the Magenta forum and Pedro followed up.
Thank you both, gents :) I'll have to read the Magenta forum now...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on November 23, 2009, 02:24:48 PM
spent a chunk of Saturday listening to the excellent Gong interview from TEP and the album, which is brilliant, although mad as a box of frogs.

Can't wait to see the show at The Forum on Friday (with the added bonus of the Steve Hillage Band set to warm up)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 23, 2009, 02:40:38 PM
spent a chunk of Saturday listening to the excellent Gong interview from TEP and the album, which is brilliant, although mad as a box of frogs.
About half of the interview was unusable, due to similar frog-related issues :) Ever such nice people, though.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on November 24, 2009, 07:34:44 PM
Bud Spencer Country Explosion - I stole your Thunder.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on November 24, 2009, 07:46:54 PM
The anniversary European Perspective show with Simon's new theme tune and animal-infested message and oodles of major progularity. :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 24, 2009, 08:16:55 PM
The anniversary European Perspective show with Simon's new theme tune and animal-infested message and oodles of major progularity. :)
The theme tune is just the business, isn't it? Simon is da man, as far as I'm concerned, it feels like TEP has a real identity now.

Mr. Godfrey, you are a genius, sir. Curry shall be your reward :)

As for the rest of the show, well, it's mostly just some old git and his son droning on about some excellent music. But at least they play the tunes...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on November 24, 2009, 09:49:21 PM
I had a lots of fun making it too. There are bags and bags of tunes like that just sitting under my bed in a huge red holdall. :)

I shall also eat your offered curry in the spirit in which it was intended sir

...nom...nom...nom...

(http://images.mirror.co.uk/upl/m4/may2009/5/5/chicken-curry-133472183.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Wilson DHC on November 25, 2009, 08:43:45 AM
Been working on a Joni mitchell tribute night with some friends of mine for a gig next year so been listening to lots of Joni. Mostly in the car which is a great cure for road rage. But you have to pull over for the Jaco bits. That guy just freaks me out. He's just so melodic.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 25, 2009, 09:10:17 AM
Been working on a Joni mitchell tribute night with some friends of mine for a gig next year so been listening to lots of Joni. Mostly in the car which is a great cure for road rage. But you have to pull over for the Jaco bits. That guy just freaks me out. He's just so melodic.
I can only echo that sentiment, Wilson - Hejira may be my favourite album of all time, in any genre.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on November 25, 2009, 12:11:25 PM
Been working on a Joni mitchell tribute night with some friends of mine for a gig next year so been listening to lots of Joni. Mostly in the car which is a great cure for road rage. But you have to pull over for the Jaco bits. That guy just freaks me out. He's just so melodic.
I can only echo that sentiment, Wilson - Hejira may be my favourite album of all time, in any genre.
Me too. I have lost count of how many times I've listened to that album. I hope the evening goes well for you sir.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Wilson DHC on November 25, 2009, 07:45:23 PM
Cheers. It'll actually be for my good lady's 40th, but hoping to get a few more in before hand to tighten it up. So if any of you fancy a trip over in April you're more than welcom. My 40th will be in July & that will be dangerous. (Insert manic laughter here).


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on November 25, 2009, 08:21:12 PM
I've just listened to Obscured By Clouds by Pink Floyd. A very nice album, and Wot's...Uh, The Deal? is a wonderful song.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on November 25, 2009, 11:00:23 PM
Cheers. It'll actually be for my good lady's 40th, but hoping to get a few more in before hand to tighten it up. So if any of you fancy a trip over in April you're more than welcom. My 40th will be in July & that will be dangerous. (Insert manic laughter here).
That's soooo sweet ( about your good lady that is).


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Wilson DHC on November 26, 2009, 08:43:03 AM
She's a huge Joni fan so i think she'll enjoy it. ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on November 26, 2009, 11:04:28 AM
She's a huge Joni fan so i think she'll enjoy it. ;D
I like Joni Mitchell...... ;D ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on November 26, 2009, 12:12:24 PM
Currently listening to Mike Hunter mixing "The Damage" from the Live in Cologne Marillion CD/DVD in the control room at The Racket Club.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 26, 2009, 01:31:44 PM
Amon Duul II - Viva La Trance. Krautrock at its most accessible.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on November 26, 2009, 07:53:57 PM
Why VHF? - will we be hearing this live at some point? It's very brilliant.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on November 27, 2009, 10:37:43 AM
We actually played Why VHF? at our very first gig (back in 7/7/7). The reaction we got was actually quite luke warm so we dropped it from the set very quickly. We might try it at an acoustic gig however if people are keen to see us play it again.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 27, 2009, 12:11:50 PM
Wishbone Ash - There's The Rub

It's been a long, long time...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on November 27, 2009, 07:56:47 PM
We actually played Why VHF? at our very first gig (back in 7/7/7). The reaction we got was actually quite luke warm so we dropped it from the set very quickly. We might try it at an acoustic gig however if people are keen to see us play it again.
Once people learn the dance it'll go down a storm...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on November 28, 2009, 02:27:29 PM
Iona - Open Sky


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on November 28, 2009, 03:38:29 PM
We actually played Why VHF? at our very first gig (back in 7/7/7). The reaction we got was actually quite luke warm so we dropped it from the set very quickly. We might try it at an acoustic gig however if people are keen to see us play it again.
Once people learn the dance it'll go down a storm...

You guys must do it at the next gig I see you at - I have a plan for this dance...  ;) :D

Meanwhile, I'm listening to Camel (Rain Dances and now The Snow Goose) while watching a train journey in the snow on television. Nice and relaxing.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on November 28, 2009, 06:08:31 PM
Why VHF is my least favourite Tinyfish track but saying that I have never seen it live so it would be nice if you played it again.  I would imagine it got a luke warm reception back then as people wouldn't have heard it before and it is quite different to the Tinyfish album.

I am listening constantly to Mumford & Sons.  I am getting quite concerned at how my music taste is changing again  :o  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on November 28, 2009, 08:12:25 PM
I am getting quite concerned at how my music taste is changing again  :o  ;D
Don't let it change...just broaden it!  ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: PeterF on November 29, 2009, 08:50:50 PM
Pallas - The Sentinel - getting ready for The Peel on Saturday!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on November 29, 2009, 09:05:56 PM
I don't have much Pallas.  I think that I will have to buy a couple of disks next weekend.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on November 29, 2009, 09:51:11 PM
Don't let it change...just broaden it!  ;)

But folk?  I've already seen Seth Lakeman this year.  ;D  It's a rocky road to

(http://musicimportance.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/vagrants-crew-fish-week-3-copy.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: PeterF on November 29, 2009, 10:54:19 PM
I don't have much Pallas.  I think that I will have to buy a couple of disks next weekend.
Rob, they originated in my neck of the woods - Aberdeen, Scotland - I last saw them 28 years ago!! - only 1 of the original line up remains - looking forward to Saturday.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on November 29, 2009, 11:07:01 PM
I don't have much Pallas.  I think that I will have to buy a couple of disks next weekend.
Euan Lowson, the old singer, used to scare the living daylights out of me. Legend has it that on one occasion he did the self-castration act during 'The Ripper', and used a couple of prunes as props. Someone in the front of the gig fainted, and another was violently ill.

As good a singer as Alan Reed is, Euan had a certain charm which I missed after he left. I love all that old stuff, the songs on the original 'Arrive Alive', it's got real pomp to it, and my goodness, they rocked.

Now, I'm reminded of a band who I saw supporting Pallas at a gig in Newcastle (Upon Tyne), and I wonder if anyone else has heard of them - Appletwig Cutter? Featured a guy called Rich Scott...they were visually very Genesis, though from memory they were more neo-prog in sound terms. Their lead guitarist was somehow associated with Steve Hackett at the time, possibly part of his management team.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 01, 2009, 08:12:19 AM
Julian Cope - World Shut Your Mouth (which strangely doesn't have the eponymous song on it)

I forgot just how much I love that album.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on December 01, 2009, 11:26:36 AM
God damn your eyes sir! >:(

Now listening to Julian Cope - Saint Julian.  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on December 01, 2009, 06:07:03 PM
The new panic room CD.  And when I've finished listening to that, I'm going to listen to the bonus CD.  Then I'm going to do it again.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 01, 2009, 06:15:14 PM
The new panic room CD.  And when I've finished listening to that, I'm going to listen to the bonus CD.  Then I'm going to do it again.
Ooooh, what's it like?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on December 01, 2009, 09:04:30 PM
It is quite outstanding.  I love Anne-Marie Helder's voice, and the album gives her every oppurtunity to use it.  I think I'll start a new thread.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on December 01, 2009, 11:53:41 PM
Porcupine Tree - Stop Swimming. A very sad, but incredibly beautiful song.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 02, 2009, 08:36:05 AM
Mew - Frengers


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 02, 2009, 08:40:09 AM
Don't let it change...just broaden it!  ;)

But folk?  I've already seen Seth Lakeman this year.  ;D  It's a rocky road to
There's nothing wrong with folk music, young Sarah! I learned to play guitar in folk clubs - learned from the best, I might add, though it's clear that they were casting their seed on fallow ground. It's not all bearded men in silly hats playing accordians - that's just the good bits ;)

Anyway, Seth's great, but he's not proper folk, he hasn't got a beard, and he doesn't sing fifteen minutes ballads about whale smuggling in the ninth century. These days he even has a proper drummer with a drum kit and everything.

Have you heard Show of Hands? They're top stuff - new album just out, too.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 02, 2009, 11:59:01 AM
Underworld - I'm A Big Sister and I'm A Girl and I'm A Princess and This Is My Horse


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: PeterF on December 02, 2009, 12:11:36 PM
Don't let it change...just broaden it!  ;)

But folk?  I've already seen Seth Lakeman this year.  ;D  It's a rocky road to
There's nothing wrong with folk music, young Sarah! I learned to play guitar in folk clubs - learned from the best, I might add, though it's clear that they were casting their seed on fallow ground. It's not all bearded men in silly hats playing accordians - that's just the good bits ;)

Anyway, Seth's great, but he's not proper folk, he hasn't got a beard, and he doesn't sing fifteen minutes ballads about whale smuggling in the ninth century. These days he even has a proper drummer with a drum kit and everything.

Have you heard Show of Hands? They're top stuff - new album just out, too.

Show of Hands are great as is their new album, but you can't beat Roots!

Just been listening to Pure Reason Revolution - The Dark Third, but Panic Room's Satellite has just popped through the door....


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 02, 2009, 01:35:43 PM
Show of Hands are great as is their new album, but you can't beat Roots!
'Dark Fields' is probably my favourite album, though 'Roots' is a brilliant song.

And a minister said his vision of hell
Is three folk singers in a pub near Wales


That Mr. Knightley says it like he feels it :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on December 02, 2009, 09:04:56 PM
type in Show of Hands to spotify

Hmm the Blue Cockade...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 02, 2009, 09:14:49 PM
type in Show of Hands to spotify

Hmm the Blue Cockade...
Yep, they do a cracking version of that :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on December 02, 2009, 09:23:50 PM
Yes they sound very nice, most pleasant.  OOOH Don't Give Up!!




Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: PeterF on December 03, 2009, 10:24:33 PM
Midlake - The Trials of Van Occupanther


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on December 03, 2009, 11:01:58 PM
eugh something horrible Happy Birthday Guadalupe oh please don't be an ear worm  :(


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 04, 2009, 12:03:25 PM
PFM - Per Un Amico


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 06, 2009, 11:08:11 PM
Foreigner - Double Vision. Must be the first time I've played that album for, ooh, 15-20 years. The really worrying thing was that I remembered all the words well enough to sing along!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on December 07, 2009, 11:34:58 AM
Jethro Tull - Warchild. Earlier, it was Nosound - Lightdark, which I picked up in Leeds the other day for a fiver. A fiver! It's great stuff, and I'll be listening to the second disc, Clouds, later on.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 07, 2009, 12:58:41 PM
Show of Hands (http://www.showofhands.co.uk/) - Arrogance Ignorance and Greed.

A return to the more stripped-back approach of albums before 'Witness', and all the better for it, in my opinion. Steve Knightley must be one of the finest singer-songwriters we have in England.

I can feel an acoustic jag coming on!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: PeterF on December 07, 2009, 09:38:24 PM
Brother Ape - Turbulence


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 07, 2009, 09:57:08 PM
Brother Ape - Turbulence
A belter of an album. Prog/Drum'n'Bass fusion, anyone? :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on December 07, 2009, 11:22:40 PM
Chris Squire - A Fish Out Of Water ('cos it's only £2.99 on iTunes right now).


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 08, 2009, 02:07:48 PM
Mew - Frengers

It really is top banana


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 09, 2009, 11:03:55 AM
Godspeed You Black Emperor! - F#A#Oo (cheers, Simon, it's a belter!)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on December 09, 2009, 01:41:03 PM
Big Big Train - The Underfall Yard


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 09, 2009, 01:41:46 PM
Big Big Train - The Underfall Yard
Isn't it utterly splendid?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on December 09, 2009, 04:21:35 PM
Godspeed You Black Emperor! - F#A#Oo (cheers, Simon, it's a belter!)
Glad you like it sir.  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on December 09, 2009, 04:25:55 PM
Big Big Train - The Underfall Yard
Isn't it utterly splendid?
I'll let you know when I'm allowed to listen to it through to the end. (Toy Story/Cars/Lazytown......) ::)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on December 09, 2009, 05:33:47 PM
Yay - my copy of BigBigTrain dropped through the door today.  I'll listen to it in a while.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 09, 2009, 08:00:55 PM
The next TEP will be a Big Big Train special - interviews with the three core members, extensive extracts from their back-catalogue, and The Underfall Yard in its entirety with commentary from Greg Spawton and Andy Poole. They've been great, I really felt I got some great insight into the record, and I hope y'all find it an entertaining listen :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on December 09, 2009, 08:05:10 PM
I look forward to it, Wilf! Meanwhile...

Robert Plant And The Strange Sensation - Mighty Rearranger. Some call it the greatest Led Zeppelin album Led Zeppelin never made.

Godspeed You Black Emperor! - F#A#Oo

It's an interesting one, that. I must give it another listen at some point.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on December 10, 2009, 12:11:09 AM
Yay! I too look forward to it a lot.
I keep going back to TEP #47 and scrolling to the three tracks from the Underfall Yard - - the opening of Evening Star and the way it builds to the repeat of the opening vocals is simply marvellous.
Santa is hopefully delivering the BBT 4-pack offer - I wish he'd get a move on!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 10, 2009, 09:41:54 AM
Santa is hopefully delivering the BBT 4-pack offer - I wish he'd get a move on!
He's a tricky blighter, that Santa...and I'm not entirely sure he's a prog fan...

(http://www.dailygalaxy.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/12/06/santa_2.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 10, 2009, 09:56:24 AM
Tortoise - Millions Now Living Will Never Die

On a bit of a post-rock/experimental/noodly sort of kick now...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on December 10, 2009, 10:09:25 AM
Tortoise - Millions Now Living Will Never Die

On a bit of a post-rock/experimental/noodly sort of kick now...
Good choice sir! I also recommend their album TNT. Not the most inspiring of covers I grant you but the music is fantastic.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/42/Tortoise-TNT_(album_cover).jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 10, 2009, 01:07:57 PM
I really like the Tortoise albums I have, but I once went to see them and they were dreadful. :(


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on December 10, 2009, 02:47:01 PM
Aww shame.  :(


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 14, 2009, 11:52:10 AM
RPWL - The RPWL Experience


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on December 14, 2009, 09:10:06 PM
I'm feeling down - playing Ezra - Songs from Pennsylvania to try to cheer myself up.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 14, 2009, 09:24:29 PM
I'm feeling down - playing Ezra - Songs from Pennsylvania to try to cheer myself up.
Good choice, Mr. Rob :)

The one I always play if I'm feeling low is 'Send A Message From The Heart' from Who's The Boss In The Factory


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on December 15, 2009, 12:39:41 AM
I listen to some "Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine". The only punk band to cover "The Impossible Dream".


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 15, 2009, 12:51:03 PM
They do a good cover version - their versions of Pet Shop Boys' Rent and Inspiral Carpets' This is How it Feels used to be highlights of the set.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on December 15, 2009, 02:03:51 PM
Carter are another band with a great sense of humour.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on December 15, 2009, 02:43:00 PM
I went to their "last Carter concert ever" (which they did again the next year :-) ) and Jim Bob shouted out:

"So, where have you been the last 15 years? Married?" (cheering)
"Kids?" (more cheering)
"Have you come out to your parents yet?" (nervous laughter and cheering)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 16, 2009, 11:10:40 AM
Contemporary Dead Finnish Music Ensemble - Land Of Hope

(http://www.starjump.org/pictures/landofhope.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on December 16, 2009, 11:28:47 AM
Ooh that looks interesting Wilf. Wassitlike?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 17, 2009, 04:29:20 PM
Ooh that looks interesting Wilf. Wassitlike?
I like it :) Not a difficult listen, some interesting twists and turns. Might take a couple of tracks for a spin this weekend on TEP?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 17, 2009, 04:31:23 PM
Joanna Newsom - Ys

Mad as a box of frogs.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on December 17, 2009, 08:11:59 PM
The European Perspective #51, continued from last night. It's very long, isn't it?  :P  Already developed a large interest in Prefab Sprout and... er... that Italian band who are on here, too. (Please forgive me for that.)  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 17, 2009, 08:51:01 PM
The European Perspective #51, continued from last night. It's very long, isn't it?  :P  Already developed a large interest in Prefab Sprout and... er... that Italian band who are on here, too. (Please forgive me for that.)  :)
Premiata Forneria Marconi - or PFM as they're usually known :) It means "Marconi's Award-Winning Bakery", apparently :)

#51 is one of the longer episodes, yes, though the anniversary show topped five hours, just. I need to start winding the show lengths down again, I think; it is getting rather unwieldy.

I just get carried away, basically  :-\


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on December 17, 2009, 10:26:21 PM
You can't deny that it's very prog Wilf.  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 18, 2009, 11:31:25 AM
You can't deny that it's very prog Wilf.  ;D
Absolutely, Simon - prog show lengths for prog music :)

My wife asked me the other day how long it would take me to do that particular week's show - "oh, about five hours", I said.

"What, only the four songs this week, then?" came her response.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 18, 2009, 11:31:58 AM
The Gourishankar - 2nd Hands

...later on...

Genesis - ...And Then There Were Three

Forgotten how much goodness there is in this album.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on December 18, 2009, 03:49:15 PM
Genesis - ...And Then There Were Three

Forgotten how much goodness there is in this album.

It's a good 'un, that one. Snowbound is one of my favourite choons, and quite appropriate for this weather we're having.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 18, 2009, 03:54:10 PM
It's a good 'un, that one. Snowbound is one of my favourite choons, and quite appropriate for this weather we're having.  :)
It was that very track that inspired me to play the album today, in fact!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: PeterF on December 18, 2009, 11:22:08 PM
The Edgar Winter Group - They Only Come Out At Night


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 19, 2009, 01:46:02 PM
Finishing off this week's show, and you know what? Karmakanic's 'Send A Message From The Heart' must be one of the most joyous and uplifting pieces of music ever made.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on December 19, 2009, 04:57:25 PM
Amen to that Brother Wilf. It's been a big favourite of mine since you played it to me around the time of Summer's End.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on December 19, 2009, 08:36:43 PM
Tangerine Dream - Springtime In Nagasaki (The Five Atomic Seasons: Part 1)

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/1295/cover_15521718102008.jpg)

It's absolutely beautiful. Can't wait to hear the other three in the series (the final one isn't out yet).


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on December 19, 2009, 10:16:35 PM
I have a lot of time for TD but you do have to wade through a lot of tosh to find the good albums I think. That album does look promising though Mouse. I must check it out for myself.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on December 19, 2009, 11:17:56 PM
Indeed you must! I'm going to locate the others now. Having looked through the Dream's discography (many times), I can see what you mean about having to wade through the twaddle. They release stuff like there's no tomorrow! I can say though that Springtime is a really nice listen, as is Stratosfear.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 19, 2009, 11:36:33 PM
I have a soft spot for Cyclone and Ricochet.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on December 19, 2009, 11:41:29 PM
Zeit is the one I like the most, closely followed by Rubicon.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on December 21, 2009, 02:49:03 AM
Never really done much TD. Went to see them in Coventry with a mate who loved 'em. They did the whole show behind a huge net curtain, and given that they didn't seem to be doing a lot, it was like being the world's crappest peeping tom....peering into the front room of three co-habiting radio hams.

Their album "Force Majeure" really surprised me though. I quite liked it, which probably means it is the least TD-like of them all!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 21, 2009, 11:04:14 PM
Mansun - Six

One of the great lost prog albums, truth be told!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on December 21, 2009, 11:12:13 PM
Some of the Prog that time forgot Wilf?  ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 21, 2009, 11:16:16 PM
Some of the Prog that time forgot Wilf?  ;)
Absolutely! The concept is building, slowly but surely....:D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on December 21, 2009, 11:20:53 PM
Then I vote for one of the greatest of forgotten Prog classics: The Garden Shed by England

The track Poisoned Youth is a fantastic bit of 70's prog lunacy

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61DW63RESWL._SS500_.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 21, 2009, 11:27:12 PM
Then I vote for one for the greatest of forgotten Prog classics: The Garden Shed by England

The track Poisoned Youth is a fantastic bit of 70's prog lunacy
I've been trying to get my hands on that for years - the snippets I've heard are excellent. I tried writing to the guy (Robert Webb?) a couple of times, but never had a reply...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 22, 2009, 02:46:26 PM
21st Century Blues, by Francis Monkman.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 22, 2009, 03:39:41 PM
Moving Pictures - Rush


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on December 23, 2009, 09:17:34 AM
Moving Pictures - Rush

Best thing they ever did IMHO.

Currently listening to the dogs play-fighting in the hall downstairs and Moni and her student Tøve talking about horsey stuff in Norwegian. And the podcast of the Danny Baker show from BBC Five Live. It'll be "Fighting Talk" next.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on December 23, 2009, 10:35:46 AM
Fighting talk?...from the dogs, master/padawan or Danny?

ooh, hello little synapse. haven't heard from you for a while....what's that? "was there a Colleseum II track called 'fighting talk'?". ...gosh I think there might have been...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 23, 2009, 11:58:07 AM
Osada Vida - Uninvited Dreams


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: PeterF on December 23, 2009, 01:07:35 PM
Big Big Train - The Underfall Yard (now on CD as opposed to The European Perspective) - FANTASTIC


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on December 23, 2009, 01:56:46 PM
Fighting talk?...from the dogs, master/padawan or Danny?

None of the above. "Fighting Talk" is a comedy sports quiz on BBC Five Live every Saturday morning from 11.00am hosted by Colin Murray. Available as a podcast. And it's hilarious.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on December 23, 2009, 02:22:40 PM
Queens Of The Stoneage - Songs For The Deaf.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on December 26, 2009, 04:45:46 PM
Just listened to Transatlantic - The Whirlwind. I need to listen to it more and will be as that first listen was bloody fantastic. I really didn't mind the religious themes in the lyrics (as long as they don't go all Evangelical and "you can be say-eved!") - I can see why some people have been moaning about Morsey's recent lyrics, but it doesn't bother me. I am technically a Christian, and was brought up to be fair and even minded to everyone and everything.

And it'll be the 2004 remaster of In The Court Of The Crimson King later, then the Alternative Version after that, and then the mono radio promo one... God bless you, Fripp and Wilson!  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on December 26, 2009, 06:27:42 PM
I got Panic Room today  ;D  So looking forward to giving that a listen.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: MikeEvs on December 26, 2009, 10:49:44 PM
Its been live DVD's for me today:

Steve Vai - Where The Wild Things Are (not to be confused with the film of the same title)

Within Temptation & The Metropole Orchestra - Black Symphony


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: MikeEvs on December 27, 2009, 01:54:38 PM
and today's live dvd is:

Porcupine Tree - Arriving Somewhere


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on December 27, 2009, 11:31:01 PM
Fugazi (The band not the Marillion album) -13 songs (bought with part of my iTune Christmas prezzie money).

(http://www.etudiants.phy.ulaval.ca/~pystl/Fugazi/13songs.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on December 28, 2009, 08:07:57 AM
And I am listening to Blackout by Scorpions, courtesy of the Amazing Wilf. Wilfred, I salute you, in a kind of, three German musicians creating a pyramid of German musicians sort of way. If that's possible?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 28, 2009, 10:06:39 AM
And I am listening to Blackout by Scorpions, courtesy of the Amazing Wilf. Wilfred, I salute you, in a kind of, three German musicians creating a pyramid of German musicians sort of way. If that's possible?
I'm getting the pictures, Jim :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 28, 2009, 12:43:07 PM
Reliving my misspent youth with Hawkwind - PXR5


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: MikeEvs on December 28, 2009, 06:18:55 PM
Today's live DVD :)

Steve Vai - Visual Sound Theories  (I was there when this was recorded  ;D )


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 28, 2009, 08:51:03 PM
Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme By Thomas Tallis

In general terms I tend to regard classical music as impenetrable, and probably part of a conspiracy to keep ignorant rabble like me in their place, but this one is straightforward and very lovely.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on December 29, 2009, 04:25:06 AM
Big Big Train - The Underfall Yard here, too!  wonderful!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 29, 2009, 11:23:53 AM
In general terms I tend to regard classical music as impenetrable, and probably part of a conspiracy to keep ignorant rabble like me in their place, but this one is straightforward and very lovely.

Not sure that's true - loads of classical music is really accessible - otherwise it wouldn't be used for adverts all the time.

However, I tend to go for odd stuff like 6-hour Wagner operas, Stravinsky (the bit at the start of Yessongs in case you're wondering  ;D ) and contemporary stuff like Stockhausen and Steve Reich.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on December 29, 2009, 11:31:55 AM

However, I tend to go for odd stuff like 6-hour Wagner operas, Stravinsky (the bit at the start of Yessongs in case you're wondering  ;D ) ...

That'll be the Firebird. The Suite is great, the whole ballet is even better.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 29, 2009, 12:55:03 PM
Indeed - it's not as good as The Rite of Spring though.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on December 29, 2009, 02:43:25 PM
In general terms I tend to regard classical music as impenetrable, and probably part of a conspiracy to keep ignorant rabble like me in their place, but this one is straightforward and very lovely.

Not sure that's true - loads of classical music is really accessible - otherwise it wouldn't be used for adverts all the time.
Oh, I'm sure that's right, Unc, my own prejudices are the true culprit here :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on December 30, 2009, 11:59:16 PM
Just listened to Spiritualized - Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space. A very interesting album.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on December 31, 2009, 09:36:31 AM
Bell - Numbers

some nasty-assed electro to keep out the cold


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on December 31, 2009, 09:47:30 AM
While I have had Transatlantic's "The Whirlwind" since the 25th, I only played it for the first time yesterday....and the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th times. The 6th and 7th times were this morning.  :)

After the first listen I could quite easily have put it to one side and let it creep up on my at a later date but I watched the "Making of" DVD and, just as it did with Pendragon's "Pure", seeing some of the process that went into the album really made me feel more connected with it. I felt compelled to put it on again and REALLY liked it on the second listen.

I think the Playstation3's "earth-viewed-from-space" CD-player visualisations went very well with it too. :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on December 31, 2009, 11:56:42 AM
Just listened to Spiritualized - Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space. A very interesting album.

That's a great album but it took me some time to get into it.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on January 03, 2010, 04:23:28 PM
Kino - Picture.
Can't stop playing it. I'm a bit late to the party on thisas I've only just bought it. It's fab!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on January 03, 2010, 07:12:55 PM
No argument there Nells - it's the Mitchell Factor!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on January 03, 2010, 11:40:21 PM
I still haven't arrived at that particular party...  :-\ 


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on January 04, 2010, 12:00:23 AM
Kiss - Sonic Boom


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on January 06, 2010, 12:54:58 AM
Kino - Picture.
Can't stop playing it. I'm a bit late to the party on thisas I've only just bought it. It's fab!

I put Picture, and The Tall Ships, and the Urbane-Glitter and Neon in a playlist and set it on shuffle and can be happy for days.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on January 06, 2010, 11:40:18 AM
Kino - Picture.
Can't stop playing it. I'm a bit late to the party on thisas I've only just bought it. It's fab!

I put Picture, and The Tall Ships, and the Urbane-Glitter and Neon in a playlist and set it on shuffle and can be happy for days.
I haven't got Neon yet but I did get sent The Cutting Room yesterday  ;D
I don't have a shufflie thingy.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on January 07, 2010, 02:50:54 AM
The Cutting Room?  what's that?  where do I get it?

as for shuffling, I do have an iPod, but I'm just talking about iTunes.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on January 07, 2010, 10:31:05 AM
The Cutting Room I believe is a collectioin of Kino demos and different takes and that sort of thing. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. I think it's available from their website (which I don't have - I'm rubbish). I'm sure someone here has links, etc.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on January 07, 2010, 10:38:20 AM
thanks, Mouse!

http://www.kinomusic.com/


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on January 07, 2010, 11:09:48 AM
Thanks, Rog!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on January 07, 2010, 01:04:15 PM
The Cutting Room I believe is a collectioin of Kino demos and different takes and that sort of thing. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. I think it's available from their website (which I don't have - I'm rubbish). I'm sure someone here has links, etc.

It's called "The Cutting Room Floor" and is also available from http://www.marillion.com/music/solo/kino-cutting.htm


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on January 07, 2010, 01:44:39 PM
The Cutting Room I believe is a collectioin of Kino demos and different takes and that sort of thing. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. I think it's available from their website (which I don't have - I'm rubbish). I'm sure someone here has links, etc.

It's called "The Cutting Room Floor" and is also available from http://www.marillion.com/music/solo/kino-cutting.htm

I forgot the "Floor". ::)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on January 07, 2010, 04:32:25 PM
I forgot the "Floor". ::)

Still having problems with the new house, Nells?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 07, 2010, 04:33:10 PM
Supper's Ready, from the Live At The Rainbow 1973 bonus disc in the Genesis live set (borrowed from a mate, since I haven't won the lottery :) )

It doesn't get much better than this, really.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on January 07, 2010, 07:34:46 PM
I saw Genesis do Supper Ready live.  I guess it was about 1982 or 1983.  When I was was at school, this was one of the most discussed songs.  I really didn't get it then, and the 30+ years have not changed my mind.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 07, 2010, 07:40:00 PM
I saw Genesis do Supper Ready live.  I guess it was about 1982 or 1983.  When I was was at school, this was one of the most discussed songs.  I really didn't get it then, and the 30+ years have not changed my mind.
I saw them do it in '82, then later in the same year saw the one-off 'Six Of The Best' lineup close the main set with it in the pouring rain at Milton Keynes Bowl. I cried with joy.

It's not my favourite Genesis song, though, that's Firth Of Fifth, so as you can imagine I was a very happy bunny when Mr. Hackett played it at Summer's End.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on January 07, 2010, 08:17:21 PM
It's called "The Cutting Room Floor" and is also available from http://www.marillion.com/music/solo/kino-cutting.htm

awesome, Jim, thanks!!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on January 07, 2010, 08:54:56 PM
It's not my favourite Genesis song, though, that's Firth Of Fifth, so as you can imagine I was a very happy bunny when Mr. Hackett played it at Summer's End.
I have to agree, again.  I've just realised that Steve Hackett was the last of the classic members of Genesis for me to see live. 


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on January 07, 2010, 09:43:44 PM
Supper's Ready, from the Live At The Rainbow 1973 bonus disc in the Genesis live set (borrowed from a mate, since I haven't won the lottery :) )

It doesn't get much better than this, really.

My favourite version's on Second's Out. And now I'm going to run, because people will be now try and throttle me...  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on January 07, 2010, 10:34:17 PM
Dame put some music on for me, no idea what it was, but it made me have a huge desire to listen to Fleetwood Mac Rumours.  So I did. And I really enjoyed it.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on January 09, 2010, 03:02:39 PM
The Invisible - The Invisible

This band is just brilliant, if you can imagine a cross between Blur, Brian Eno and Talking Heads. I love it to bits. Just £4.99 on iTunes at the moment too (which is why I took a chance).  ;D

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/414I9MLvHYL._SS400_.jpg)



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on January 09, 2010, 03:21:12 PM
Sounds interesting. I shall investigate, right after listening to version No. 5 of ...Crimson King.  ::)

Just listened to Imogen Heap's wonderful Ellipse, which finally arrived this morning.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: PeterF on January 09, 2010, 11:45:16 PM
The Brimstone Solar Radiation band - Smorgasbord - damn you Wilf and your European Perspective - the children won't eat this month...but the T- Shirt is quite nice!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 10, 2010, 09:40:10 AM
The Brimstone Solar Radiation band - Smorgasbord - damn you Wilf and your European Perspective - the children won't eat this month...but the T- Shirt is quite nice!
It's a record worth starving the family for, and no mistake...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 10, 2010, 11:40:41 AM
Barenaked Ladies Are Me

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61YEW9G222L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Feeling decidely 'progged out' after that bloody Magma album (you can have too much of a good thing), so here's to Canadian adult-oriented, slightly quirky, acoustic(ish) rock music :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Bert on January 10, 2010, 05:16:30 PM
Big Big Train - The Underfall Yard

just, just, just...

... words fail me...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on January 10, 2010, 05:49:10 PM
Apart from "just".  ;D

Meanwhile, I'm listening to some of The Answer's Everyday Demons album. Good, solid classic Rock stuff along the similar veins of AC/DC and Thin Lizzy. Rawk.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 10, 2010, 08:41:32 PM
Big Big Train - The Underfall Yard

... words fail me...

likewise - heard it for the first time on the train yesterday - amazing.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on January 10, 2010, 10:22:47 PM
Me too. They really nailed it with The Underfall Yard.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 11, 2010, 11:23:17 AM
Harmonium - L'Heptade

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/619/cover_185174112009.jpg)

Thought I'd take a break from Italian stuff that I can't understand, and instead listen to some French Canadians I can't understand either  :-\


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on January 11, 2010, 11:58:28 AM
I finally have a copy of Once Around The World by It Bites. It's very good. And very 80s.  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 11, 2010, 01:33:20 PM
It's great though, innit?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on January 11, 2010, 01:58:48 PM
Oh yes, it is indeed.  :)  I might listen to it again on the train tomorrow.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on January 11, 2010, 02:16:33 PM
Indeed it is!

However, I am listening to the Freefall tracks on The Amazing Wilf's latest podcast...a lot has been said by Jem and others to suggest that this stuff was not very good. I'd heard a few bits and pieces before but, having heard more, some of this stuff really has "stood the test" as Wilf says.

Ah, if only we could witness a one-off reunion gig...put the old unit back together, as it were?
Another odd-ball one-off esoteric bash perhaps? I'd pay double-Peel prices to see that.  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on January 11, 2010, 02:51:33 PM
Ah, if only we could witness a one-off reunion gig...put the old unit back together, as it were?
Another odd-ball one-off esoteric bash perhaps? I'd pay double-Peel prices to see that.  ;D

Seconded! Although I'd keep the train and hotel prices the same or lower.

Apologies for the continuous posting, but I've really got nothing else to do today. Actually I have, but I'm incredibly lazy. Maybe I should go and do it.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 11, 2010, 03:15:03 PM
Seconded! Although I'd keep the train and hotel prices the same or lower.
Well..see, I had this idea...I mentioned this to John Boyes, and I think also to Simon, briefly...

You know that 'Rock Family Trees' programme, the one based on Pete Frame's brilliant drawings? It would be quite cool to do an aural equiavalent as a European Perspective special, I reckon, starting with Freefall and working through to the present day with Tinyfish and Frost*, together with a look at other bands who've 'touched' (oooer missus!) the main genealogy. What I really need is someone who can draw to do the tree - I'd be up for the research, as it would involve talking to people I already know, to a large extent :)

And...(now I'm getting REALLY mischievous)...what about a celebration of all those excellent acts as a one-off show, tracing the years through the actual music, played live by the successive lineups in the tree?

"Prog in Freefall - celebrating twenty years"

...or something.

The logistics would be horrid, and I guess the idea is unworkable, but one can dream...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Bert on January 11, 2010, 04:28:33 PM
Seconded! Although I'd keep the train and hotel prices the same or lower.
Well..see, I had this idea...I mentioned this to John Boyes, and I think also to Simon, briefly...

You know that 'Rock Family Trees' programme, the one based on Pete Frame's brilliant drawings? It would be quite cool to do an aural equiavalent as a European Perspective special, I reckon, starting with Freefall and working through to the present day with Tinyfish and Frost*, together with a look at other bands who've 'touched' (oooer missus!) the main genealogy. What I really need is someone who can draw to do the tree - I'd be up for the research, as it would involve talking to people I already know, to a large extent :)

And...(now I'm getting REALLY mischievous)...what about a celebration of all those excellent acts as a one-off show, tracing the years through the actual music, played live by the successive lineups in the tree?

"Prog in Freefall - celebrating twenty years"

...or something.

The logistics would be horrid, and I guess the idea is unworkable, but one can dream...

Count me in  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on January 11, 2010, 05:31:29 PM
Tinyfish & Frost* on the same billing again.  The Peel was packed last time, and I'm sure that it would be again - assuming that the event took place there.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 11, 2010, 06:47:07 PM
Tinyfish & Frost* on the same billing again.  The Peel was packed last time, and I'm sure that it would be again - assuming that the event took place there.
...indeed, assuming it actually took place at all :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on January 11, 2010, 06:54:37 PM
I get VERY excited about talk such as this :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on January 11, 2010, 07:00:47 PM
Harmonium - L'Heptade

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/619/cover_185174112009.jpg)

Thought I'd take a break from Italian stuff that I can't understand, and instead listen to some French Canadians I can't understand either  :-\

That is a beautiful album. I haven't listen to that in ages!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on January 11, 2010, 08:58:56 PM
Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue. Makes the ordeal of packing so much more relaxing.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: JohnnyBoyesGuitar on January 11, 2010, 10:34:35 PM
Seconded! Although I'd keep the train and hotel prices the same or lower.
Well..see, I had this idea...I mentioned this to John Boyes, and I think also to Simon, briefly...

You know that 'Rock Family Trees' programme, the one based on Pete Frame's brilliant drawings? It would be quite cool to do an aural equiavalent as a European Perspective special, I reckon, starting with Freefall and working through to the present day with Tinyfish and Frost*, together with a look at other bands who've 'touched' (oooer missus!) the main genealogy. What I really need is someone who can draw to do the tree - I'd be up for the research, as it would involve talking to people I already know, to a large extent :)

And...(now I'm getting REALLY mischievous)...what about a celebration of all those excellent acts as a one-off show, tracing the years through the actual music, played live by the successive lineups in the tree?

"Prog in Freefall - celebrating twenty years"

...or something.

The logistics would be horrid, and I guess the idea is unworkable, but one can dream...

I think this is definitely achievable.  Between those of us that were there and those that remember that we were there (even if we don't) we should be able to nail this one down.

Simon and I joined up again in Rook, another band devoid of any real internet presence so I'll have to drag in Julian Garner (I've tried to get him on Twitter but he won't play... :D).  Of course he arrived from a wonderful band called Kick who did quite a few shows with Freefall.

Get a big sheet of paper ready...

JBG


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 11, 2010, 10:39:19 PM
I think this is definitely achievable.  Between those of us that were there and those that remember that we were there (even if we don't) we should be able to nail this one down.
I shall hold you to this, you understand ;)

We discussed, at Rotherham, the possibility of having a chat and doing the family tree thing, I believe, Mr. Guitar :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: JohnnyBoyesGuitar on January 11, 2010, 11:04:19 PM
I think this is definitely achievable.  Between those of us that were there and those that remember that we were there (even if we don't) we should be able to nail this one down.
I shall hold you to this, you understand ;)

We discussed, at Rotherham, the possibility of having a chat and doing the family tree thing, I believe, Mr. Guitar :D

Any time Dave, would be a pleasure.  You would do well to interview us all and then cross-reference notes so you can see who is lying ;)

JBG

BTW thank you for the EP podcasts, they are truly superb, I often play them as I sit here retouching images


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 12, 2010, 08:01:45 AM
Going back to the roots of all my musical taste today and have been pouring honey into my ears

(http://home.att.net/~chuckayoub/Led_Zeppelin_II.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on January 12, 2010, 08:29:06 AM
Going back to the roots of all my musical taste today and have been pouring honey into my ears

(http://home.att.net/~chuckayoub/Led_Zeppelin_II.jpg)

Now you see, you're going to send me off on one of my occasional retrospectives and I'll go all glassy eyed over Led Zep for a few weeks and listen to nothing else!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 12, 2010, 01:00:01 PM
BTW thank you for the EP podcasts, they are truly superb, I often play them as I sit here retouching images
Glad you're enjoying, Mr. Guitar - I really like the idea of TEP being a background to people doing stuff, actuslly, sort of 'ambient podcasting' :) As long as it doesn't turn into ambulance podcasting...or the excesses to which David Sylvian has, on occasion, been driven...

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/1393/cover_36151812112009.jpg) (http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/1393/cover_36321812112009.jpg)(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/1393/cover_55451812112009.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 12, 2010, 01:03:58 PM
Lobster Newberg - Actress

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/3377/cover_4152181522009.jpg)

Described by one reviewer as "Gentle Giant for the 21st Century". Very jolly :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on January 12, 2010, 02:10:38 PM
Lobster Newberg - Actress

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/3377/cover_4152181522009.jpg)

Described by one reviewer as "Gentle Giant for the 21st Century". Very jolly :D

oh, that is fun!  what a range!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on January 12, 2010, 02:28:09 PM
BTW thank you for the EP podcasts, they are truly superb, I often play them as I sit here retouching images
Glad you're enjoying, Mr. Guitar - I really like the idea of TEP being a background to people doing stuff, actuslly, sort of 'ambient podcasting' :) As long as it doesn't turn into ambulance podcasting...or the excesses to which David Sylvian has, on occasion, been driven...

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/1393/cover_36151812112009.jpg) (http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/1393/cover_36321812112009.jpg)(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/1393/cover_55451812112009.jpg)

I have all three of those albums.  :-[ ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 12, 2010, 04:24:12 PM
I have all three of those albums.  :-[ ;)
So do I... ;)

Like all 'ambient' music I guess the whole point is that you don't 'listen' to them as such - which is what made me scratch my head when I went to see him at Hammy Odeon years ago, and he opened with 'Words With The Shamen'. At a gig youre supposedly there to listen...anyway, it was interesting, that's for sure!

Actually, that was a most odd gig. David Torn on guitar, who looked and played like he was in a different band from everyone else.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on January 12, 2010, 04:44:40 PM
I used to think the same of Francis Lickerish when he played guitar with The Enid.  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on January 12, 2010, 04:47:59 PM
Or was it Steven Thing?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on January 12, 2010, 05:00:15 PM
Oh yes, you're right it was Mr Thing.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 12, 2010, 05:09:20 PM
Oh yes, you're right it was Mr Thing.
I always thought that Steven Thing resembled a vampire.

I couldn't believe what one reviewer said about him - and I shan't even cite the source, just quote it:

"Deeply underated player - but inspired me to be so much more artistic in my approach to playing - not only the notes, but also the performance and expression.  Stewart's perfect guitar foil to Godfrey's classical profusion just blend so beautifully.  His phrasing is bold and passionate yet sensitive and his control exceptional."

I reckon he was actually talking about Lickerish, who is a much less hatstand proposition altogether :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 13, 2010, 11:17:10 AM
I used to think the same of Francis Lickerish when he played guitar with The Enid.  :D

Didn't he just?

So did Robert John Godfrey - they were an odd assortment.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on January 13, 2010, 12:33:25 PM
I used to think the same of Francis Lickerish when he played guitar with The Enid.  :D

Didn't he just?

So did Robert John Godfrey - they were an odd assortment.
Oh yes.

Picture the scene in 1978...a thin-as-a-rake 18 year-old with short hair and sensible shoes (thanks Mum!) is part of the team organising the Tiverton School Sixth Form End of Year Party. Someone has booked The Enid...cos the XTC booking fell through.
A black hearse pulls up and out gets Robert John Godfrey, Francis Lickerish, Steve Stewart, Dave Storey,Willie Gilmour and Terry Pack....that was a fair amount of hair in those days. :)
A bunch of us all help to lug the gear from the accompanying van onto the stage (bleedin' heavy Leslie cabinet and all) and then watch as this outfit transforms from a badly tied sack of washing into 2 hours of jaw-dropping wizardry.

One of the defining moments on my road to becoming a Prog fan.

EDIT: fixed a typo - my hair was short but not short enough to call it "har"


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 13, 2010, 12:39:26 PM
My wife was one of the biggest Enid fans in the world, though you'd struggle to get her to admit it, these days! It was funny - when I played some of 'Six Pieces' on TEP a few months back she suddenly took a great interest in hearing the show. She'd never bothered before or since :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on January 13, 2010, 01:28:09 PM
"a badly tied sack of washing"

Thus is rendered the most succinct description of The Enid's sartorial tastes to date.  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 13, 2010, 02:16:56 PM
Mindgames - Actors In A Play

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/653/cover_4230221022006.jpg)

Blimey. Belgian prog!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on January 13, 2010, 11:32:31 PM
Myhybris - The Sweet Melody Of Resilience


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 14, 2010, 08:05:29 AM
Eric Clapton

One of those artists who I always forget about - such a great guitarist and some fantastic songs as well.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Bert on January 14, 2010, 09:44:30 AM
Welcome to the Pleasuredome - Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Pinnacle of '80's pop and a reminder of the zeitgeist wobbling potential of music


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on January 14, 2010, 10:08:28 AM
Welcome to the Pleasuredome - Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Pinnacle of '80's pop and a reminder of the zeitgeist wobbling potential of music
I couldn't agree more. That was a great album Bert.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on January 14, 2010, 12:09:15 PM
Even I bought that one when it came out (double LP, if I recall, but each side was pretty short).  Virgin picked this for their latest TV advert.  Definitely a sound of the 80s.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 14, 2010, 12:42:39 PM
Saw Frankie live at Wembley in 1985 - fantastic gig - one of the few gigs to create a real atmosphere in that giant barn.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 14, 2010, 01:36:35 PM
Loved 'Pleasuredome' - sadly, what followed (the 'Liverpool' album) wasn't anywhere near as good, and I saw them tour it with equally crappy results. I think they tried to turn into a 'rawk' band, and it wasn't really happening...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 14, 2010, 01:37:48 PM
Yezda Urfa - Boris

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/355/cover_4022174102009.jpg)

There isn't another album that's anything like this. It's....different...but still brilliant.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on January 14, 2010, 03:39:03 PM
Yezda Urfa - Boris

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/355/cover_4022174102009.jpg)

There isn't another album that's anything like this. It's....different...but still brilliant.

Getting the feeling this wouldn't be a big hit with youngsters down at the Yoof Club. Looks interesting though.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: JohnnyBoyesGuitar on January 14, 2010, 05:43:40 PM
Yezda Urfa - Boris

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/355/cover_4022174102009.jpg)

There isn't another album that's anything like this. It's....different...but still brilliant.

Getting the feeling this wouldn't be a big hit with youngsters down at the Yoof Club. Looks interesting though.

How can anyone resist such tracks as:

Side 1
1. Boris And His 3 Verses, including Flow Guides Aren't My Bag (11:00)
2. Texas Armadillo (1:48)
3. 3, Almost 4, 6 Yea (8:46)

Side 2
4. Tuta In The Moya & Tyreczimmage (10:50)
5. Three Tons Of Fresh Thyroid Glands (10:20)

Total Time: 42:44

 ;D

JBG

n.b. 'Total Time: 42:44' is the album length and not a track. I think.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 14, 2010, 05:58:10 PM
Fascinating fact regarding Track 5 - three tons of fresh thyroid glands would be expected to yield about 33g of thyroxin. Which ain't much - just over an ounce.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 14, 2010, 06:24:15 PM
I may break my self-imposed 'Europe only' rule to play some of this album on TEP. It's so decidedly odd (in a good way, of course) that they might as well be from Mars.

Catherine, I love your factoids, they are genuinely life-enriching :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 15, 2010, 08:58:10 AM
To quote my mate Chris on the Yezda Urfa album:
Quote
Wow - Rick Wakeman meets the New Seekers for a soundtrack for Dukes of Hazzard! It's really rather good if a little confused.

...which is actually as good a summary as you could ever ask for :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on January 15, 2010, 10:17:52 AM
That is the kind of description that could make me a lifelong fan of their work!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 15, 2010, 11:43:32 AM
In the mood for musical perfection this morning, so I'm listening to...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41a%2BA5Ef39L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Sheer bloody poetry, combined with some of the most amazing playing you'll ever hear - particularly Jaco Pastorius' bass. And THAT voice....


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 15, 2010, 12:55:23 PM
Catherine, I love your factoids, they are genuinely life-enriching :)

That's the nicest thing anyone's said to me for ages!

(Yesterday, my formerly beloved older son, on observing the sore chapped red area beneath my nose resulting from excessive nose-wiping from the hideous cold I've been stricken with this week, asked me if I'd had a shaving accident.  :'(  >:( )


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on January 15, 2010, 02:08:49 PM
I'm listening to IQ in preparation for tomorrow's gig. I always feel awkward if I don't know what's being played at a gig, especially if a band plays something really special or rare and I have no clue that it's a moment to be savoured. I might position myself in full view of a setlist to be safe.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on January 15, 2010, 05:40:39 PM
So you're going to the awards do then, Mouse?  I envy you.  I thought about it, but it's a bloody long way, and I'm not a great lover of IQ.  I do like AMH though.  She's got a great voice and writes a fine song.

You never know, Tinyfish might win an award.  They are definitely in the mix now, as it were.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 15, 2010, 06:20:11 PM
I voted for Tinyfish!  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on January 15, 2010, 08:49:04 PM


You know that 'Rock Family Trees' programme, the one based on Pete Frame's brilliant drawings?

See this is what happens when I am not around for a few days and go posting stuff before I read other topics...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 15, 2010, 10:02:12 PM


You know that 'Rock Family Trees' programme, the one based on Pete Frame's brilliant drawings?

See this is what happens when I am not around for a few days and go posting stuff before I read other topics...
Let that be a lesson to you, young Sarah - "look before you leap"

*peers at ashleaze over the top of his glasses*


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on January 15, 2010, 10:16:22 PM
Listening to the Prog Aid single 'All around the world'.
Shame it can't raise millions for the current crisis.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on January 16, 2010, 02:04:27 AM
I thought about it, but it's a bloody long way, and I'm not a great lover of IQ.

I don't know IQ well, but I've been listening to Frequency, and there is some delightful turning of melody on that album.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on January 16, 2010, 08:32:57 AM
Recently scuttling past my ears, courtesy of "shuffle" in iChoonz...

Joe Walsh - Rocky Mountain Way
Michael Schenker - Captain Nemo
Eric Clapton - Cocaine
The Allman Brothers - Whipping Post
King's X - Dogman

Loving Ichoonz today!  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on January 16, 2010, 01:21:52 PM

Let that be a lesson to you, young Sarah - "look before you leap"

*peers at ashleaze over the top of his glasses*

oooh - being referred to as young  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Bert on January 16, 2010, 07:05:53 PM
I/O Earth. Mmmmmmm ? Lots of ideas but lacks conciseness. Very interesting tho.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Bert on January 17, 2010, 11:45:22 AM
Works Vol 1.

Am I banned now...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 17, 2010, 12:08:22 PM
I/O Earth. Mmmmmmm ? Lots of ideas but lacks conciseness. Very interesting tho.
Couldn't agree more with this summary, Bert - bags of ideas, but could do with a better editing mechanism. Maybe their next album will refine the model.

Nice guys, too, chatted with them at SE.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 17, 2010, 01:14:38 PM
Konchordat - English Ghosts

(http://www.konchordat.com/images/album.gif)

Worth watching, this lot!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on January 17, 2010, 02:51:35 PM
My copy of Konchordat arrived last week.  Enjoyable enough.  I wonder if they ever play live?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 17, 2010, 04:36:50 PM
My copy of Konchordat arrived last week.  Enjoyable enough.  I wonder if they ever play live?
They haven't yet, though I think it's a possibility in the future

Had quite a long chat with Steve, their keyboard player, a bit earlier today. He and Lee, the bassist/singer, played together in a band called Arque in the eighties - does anyone remember them? - I don't, as far as I can recall. Konchordat happened when Steve was watching the Prog Britannia thing on BBC4 and thought "I'd love to do something again", rang Lee (who he hadn't spoken to for fifteen years) and off they went to write and record English Ghosts.

I hope to be doing a TEP special over curry in a couple of weeks or so.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on January 17, 2010, 06:04:50 PM
My copy of Konchordat arrived last week.  Enjoyable enough.  I wonder if they ever play live?
They haven't yet, though I think it's a possibility in the future

Had quite a long chat with Steve, their keyboard player, a bit earlier today. He and Lee, the bassist/singer, played together in a band called Arque in the eighties - does anyone remember them? - I don't, as far as I can recall. Konchordat happened when Steve was watching the Prog Britannia thing on BBC4 and thought "I'd love to do something again", rang Lee (who he hadn't spoken to for fifteen years) and off they went to write and record English Ghosts.

I hope to be doing a TEP special over curry in a couple of weeks or so.

That will be good.  They're from Margate, I believe, which even from someone from Gravesend, is rather remote.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 18, 2010, 09:57:33 AM
The first Gentle Giant album

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/118/cover_7271617102008.jpg)

Still sounds fresh and innovative - and it was made in 1970! Quite an achievment. And remember, kids, without Gentle Giant, there'd be no Spock's Beard (good thing or a bad thing? :D)



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 18, 2010, 11:17:48 AM
A Word In Your Eye - The Lens. Absolutely gorgeous. Sleep Until You Wake is sublime.

(http://www.insideoutshop.de/images/1454_large.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on January 18, 2010, 01:20:50 PM
The first Gentle Giant album

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/118/cover_7271617102008.jpg)

Still sounds fresh and innovative - and it was made in 1970! Quite an achievment. And remember, kids, without Gentle Giant, there'd be no Spock's Beard (good thing or a bad thing? :D)

That's a smashing album but remember not only would we have no Spock's without GG, we'd have no Echolyn too.

Two Weeks in Spain...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 18, 2010, 01:35:00 PM
That's a smashing album but remember not only would we have no Spock's without GG, we'd have no Echolyn too.
True enough - they cast a considerable shadow.
Quote
Two Weeks in Spain...
Now there's a song that's crying out for a Cockney middle-eight

Terry, you slag, you nicked the leg of time
Give it back before you get a slap...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 18, 2010, 02:15:43 PM
The Album Leaf - An Orchestrated Rise To Fall

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/2584/cover_143219192006.jpg)

Sort of...post-rock, ambient, Sigur Ros, Boards of Canada...altogether rather pleasant with a cup of tea.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on January 18, 2010, 04:58:32 PM
Okay, this is scary. I have seen The Album Leaf in concert supporting Sigur Ros.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 18, 2010, 05:00:44 PM
Okay, this is scary. I have seen The Album Leaf in concert supporting Sigur Ros.
You are entering.....the Twilight Zone. Or is that the Twiglet Zone?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: spoffo on January 18, 2010, 06:14:35 PM
(gives Dad the look)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 18, 2010, 06:19:09 PM
(gives Dad the look)
Your jokes are worse than mine, so stop it!

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the sound of a family argument...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: spoffo on January 18, 2010, 06:20:55 PM
(coughs) Though I have to admit the Scrabble Curry Joke was pretty good... Dad, you'll have to explain.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on January 19, 2010, 09:26:44 AM
That's a smashing album but remember not only would we have no Spock's without GG, we'd have no Echolyn too.
True enough - they cast a considerable shadow.
Quote
Two Weeks in Spain...
Now there's a song that's crying out for a Cockney middle-eight

Terry, you slag, you nicked the leg of time
Give it back before you get a slap...


Take it down The Dog and Duck,
and leave it behind the bar,
or you'll get a slap sunshine (don't give me no rabbit),
Leave it behind the bar (get off me sister)
Leave it behind the bar (give 'im 'alf a crown)
Leave it behind the baaaaaaaarrrrrr!

WHO STOLE... THE LEG OF TIME?!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 19, 2010, 09:45:44 AM
Take it down The Dog and Duck,
and leave it behind the bar,
or you'll get a slap sunshine (don't give me no rabbit),
Leave it behind the bar (get off me sister)
Leave it behind the bar (give 'im 'alf a crown)
Leave it behind the baaaaaaaarrrrrr!

WHO STOLE... THE LEG OF TIME?!

^5, Mr. Jim!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on January 20, 2010, 07:58:58 AM
Take it down The Dog and Duck,
and leave it behind the bar,
or you'll get a slap sunshine (don't give me no rabbit),
Leave it behind the bar (get off me sister)
Leave it behind the bar (give 'im 'alf a crown)
Leave it behind the baaaaaaaarrrrrr!

WHO STOLE... THE LEG OF TIME?!

^5, Mr. Jim!

And I did all that from memory! Hoorah! Although I do have all of "Is It Bill Bailey?" on DVD...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc79m1X-mXU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc79m1X-mXU)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 20, 2010, 08:00:36 AM
(http://www.magnatmuseum.nl/Cliparts/CD%20toppers/DireStraitsLoveoverGold4298_f.jpg)

It's easy to forget what a truly fine guitar player Mr Knopfler is, and what beautiful music Dire Straits made.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on January 20, 2010, 08:21:38 AM
That was the first CD that I ever bought.

I'm currently listening to...
   Magic Pie - Circus of Life (as frecommended to me by Chris Jones - thanks, Chris).


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 20, 2010, 09:06:22 AM
I'm currently listening to...
   Magic Pie - Circus of Life (as frecommended to me by Chris Jones - thanks, Chris).
Good record that - their first album, Motions of Desire is nifty too, there's a really cute epic called 'Change'.

Bloody awful band name,though.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on January 20, 2010, 10:04:07 AM
I'm currently listening to...
   Magic Pie - Circus of Life (as frecommended to me by Chris Jones - thanks, Chris).
Good record that - their first album, Motions of Desire is nifty too, there's a really cute epic called 'Change'.

Bloody awful band name,though.

What do you except from a bunch of Norwegians?



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on January 20, 2010, 12:43:33 PM
They were very good at Rotherham.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on January 20, 2010, 12:52:50 PM
I hope they will be very good at RoSfest, as I am now booked to go.

So I should really listen to some of their stuff myself...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 20, 2010, 12:54:30 PM
I hope they will be very good at RoSfest, as I am now booked to go.

So I should really listen to some of their stuff myself...
I'm going to wang some out on TEP this weekend, James - just for you :)

Well, and anyone else who likes them...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on January 20, 2010, 12:59:30 PM
That's Magicpiewang !


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 20, 2010, 01:03:24 PM
Adrian Belew - Side Three

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/1751/cover_350191842006.jpg)

Cool as nails!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on January 20, 2010, 03:18:42 PM
I've only got Side Two. I should obtain its two sister recordings soon. all three of these albums were made just prior to the formation of The Power Trio if memory serves.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 21, 2010, 02:36:07 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41SNYN82PZL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 21, 2010, 02:37:10 PM
Das Hosenbugler!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 21, 2010, 02:40:01 PM
Kayo Dot - Blue Lambency Downward.

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/1870/cover_1037142142008.jpg)

Not sure what this is all about, it's very dense and a bit odd. I think I like it, though.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on January 21, 2010, 02:47:03 PM
I am listening to various bits and pieces of Sylvan when I am in the car, as I try to get their Christmas show with Pendragon written up...

Damn this 'work' lark getting in the way of better things.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Bert on January 21, 2010, 06:06:01 PM
Gong 2032.  8)


(http://base1.googlehosted.com/base_media?q=http://images.play.com/covers/11609372m.jpg&size=18&dhm=e7a9bd6c&hl=en)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 21, 2010, 07:39:51 PM
Great album, Bert! Did you see them at their recent gigs?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Bert on January 21, 2010, 09:03:35 PM
Great album, Bert! Did you see them at their recent gigs?

No. Obviously I know of Gong, but they've never crossed my path before in terms of listening. But I thought I'd give it a bash on the back of some positive reviews.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on January 21, 2010, 09:09:48 PM
Wilf recently interviewed them on his radio show if memory serves.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 21, 2010, 09:13:24 PM
Wilf recently interviewed them on his radio show if memory serves.
Indeed - very nice chaps, if not quite on this planet. Meeting Steve Hillage was just "wow", really, he's long been a hero of mine.

That episode has long since fallen off the DLBN website, but you'd like to hear it, Bert, then just say the word. The same goes for any other episodes that people want to hear again, of course!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Bert on January 21, 2010, 09:21:43 PM
Wilf recently interviewed them on his radio show if memory serves.
Indeed - very nice chaps, if not quite on this planet. Meeting Steve Hillage was just "wow", really, he's long been a hero of mine.

That episode has long since fallen off the DLBN website, but you'd like to hear it, Bert, then just say the word. The same goes for any other episodes that people want to hear again, of course!

Cheers Wilf.

Anyway, moving on...

Ray of Light - Madonna. Seriously. I love it. Sumptuous, seductive and sensual. 

(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:RRMOODAeEiBoFM%3Ahttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51C80IDuNmL._SS500_.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 22, 2010, 10:18:01 AM
Megson - Take Yourself A Wife

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BpZrxO6YL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Fine modern folk, and the perfect antidote for spending last night listening through masses of 70's Italian prog for a special in a couple of weeks...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: MikeEvs on January 22, 2010, 10:32:48 AM
Mr Big - Actual Size

(http://www.spirit-of-metal.com/les%20goupes/M/Mr%20Big/Actual%20Size/Actual%20Size.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on January 22, 2010, 10:39:57 AM
Frost* - Milliontown



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on January 22, 2010, 01:05:30 PM
(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/105/cover_439419102008.jpg)

I must be ill. It's bloody good, though.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 22, 2010, 01:22:43 PM
(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/105/cover_439419102008.jpg)

I must be ill. It's bloody good, though.
I do like the stuff that Yes produced around that peiod - 'That Is, That Is' is a return to form. Sort of...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on January 22, 2010, 03:25:32 PM
Frost* - Milliontown

Ooh, is that any good?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on January 22, 2010, 03:28:55 PM
Frost* - Milliontown

Ooh, is that any good?

The vocals are a bit crap, apparently  ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on January 22, 2010, 03:34:38 PM
Frost* - Milliontown

Ooh, is that any good?

The vocals are a bit crap, apparently  ;)

I prefer the female vocalist from the subsequent album.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on January 22, 2010, 03:35:33 PM
Frost* - Milliontown

Ooh, is that any good?

The vocals are a bit crap, apparently  ;)

I prefer the female vocalist from the subsequent album.
Meeooww


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on January 22, 2010, 03:37:17 PM
Now I may be listening with family ears but I never had a problem with Jem's vocals on that first album. I thought he did a bloody good job if truth be told and what he sang suited the music brilliantly.

I think there are people out there who expect any prog band to be fronted by:

a) A human fog horn
b) A cape salesman
c) An elf
d) All of the above.

I think Jem provided what nobody was expecting (or particularly wanted by the old farts if truth be told), a decent contemporary vocal performance.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on January 22, 2010, 03:39:20 PM
I realise I should point out that my comment was taking the piss out of the reviewer who thought Dec was a woman :-)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: MikeEvs on January 22, 2010, 04:03:28 PM
I realise I should point out that my comment was taking the piss out of the reviewer who thought Dec was a woman :-)

I knew what you meant Rob ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on January 22, 2010, 04:07:05 PM
I think I should point out that I was equally taking the proverbial out of idiotic reviews of the first album.

If I had a problem with Jem's vocals I would tell him to his face.  Once he had sobered up and put his todger away.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on January 22, 2010, 04:07:44 PM
HEH to all the above comments!!

I was quite amazed when I found out it was Jem, thinking, "Damn!  he can write and play(sheesh!) AND sing?  bastard!"

I like Dec's voice, but I'm happy hearing Jem anytime.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 22, 2010, 04:18:19 PM
Now I may be listening with family ears but I never had a problem with Jem's vocals on that first album.
Without the family ears, I agree. I like Jem's voice, it's as good as and better than a lot of the 'singers' you get in rock bands. There are very few genuinely brilliant vocalists, particularly in prog, but there are plenty who do the job extremely well without being 'singers'. Nick Barratt comes to mind...in the early Pendragon days he came in for a huge amount of stick for his voice, but nowadays the more usual comment is "it fits the music".

And that's the trick - I'm sure Jem wouldn't attempt to sing Supper's Ready (well, maybe after a few pints...), but for Frost* music his voice works brilliantly. He can sing in tune, with a really rich timbre, and it's identifiably him.

(And I bet Peter Gabriel would sound rubbish singing Milliontown...well, no, he wouldn't, but...oh, bugger it...)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on January 22, 2010, 04:20:01 PM
I realise I should point out that my comment was taking the piss out of the reviewer who thought Dec was a woman :-)

I knew what you meant Rob ;D
I did too  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on January 22, 2010, 04:21:23 PM
I keep hearing a fab choon on t' wireless by a band whose name I have only discovered as Fife something(?)
Can anyone help here?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on January 22, 2010, 04:22:21 PM
I realise I should point out that my comment was taking the piss out of the reviewer who thought Dec was a woman :-)

I knew what you meant Rob ;D
I did too  ;D

so did I.  :¬ )


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 22, 2010, 04:28:19 PM
I keep hearing a fab choon on t' wireless by a band whose name I have only discovered as Fife something(?)
Can anyone help here?
Maybe Fyfe Dangerfield? He's got a new album out - Fly Yellow Moon - and a single from it called She Needs Me.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61EXo6xi-qL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

He's also the main man behind The Guillemots


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on January 22, 2010, 04:30:56 PM
I keep hearing a fab choon on t' wireless by a band whose name I have only discovered as Fife something(?)
Can anyone help here?

Could it be the Fife Brass Band playing John Philip Sousa greatest hits?

(http://www.fifebrassbanding.org.uk/images/fbbf/contest08/largeimages/band1700.JPG)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 22, 2010, 04:34:31 PM
Eggs & Dogs - You Are

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/726/cover_2325022122009.jpg)

Tomas 'Flower Kings' Bodin's latest, also featuring Michael 'Brother Of Roine' Stolt on bass and vocals. It's dead good so far.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on January 22, 2010, 05:15:25 PM
Although for myself, I'd rather eat a laptop than call my band "Eggs and Dogs"


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on January 22, 2010, 06:18:22 PM
Although for myself, I'd rather eat a laptop than call my band "Eggs and Dogs"
Not everyone can call their band "Captain Oblivion and the Impossible Helmets".


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on January 22, 2010, 06:34:36 PM
Although for myself, I'd rather eat a laptop than call my band "Eggs and Dogs"
Not everyone can call their band "Captain Oblivion and the Impossible Helmets".

no, because if they did, they would be copying.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on January 22, 2010, 06:57:32 PM
I realise I should point out that my comment was taking the piss out of the reviewer who thought Dec was a woman :-)
I knew what you meant Rob ;D
I did too  ;D
so did I.  :¬ )
As did I...but there was a female vocalist on that album too. :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on January 22, 2010, 07:20:26 PM
besides her.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on January 22, 2010, 10:13:29 PM
For your collective information, Rob's band before joining up with me In Men Are Dead (and then Tinyfish) was called 'Tits Out For Captain Power'.  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 22, 2010, 10:48:33 PM
I played bass for four gigs in a band called Inconsequential Belly Button Fluff.

There was also Smeg Wilmot and the Klingons, which morphed into Walter Wall Carpeting, but they were never gigging bands, just recording projects using Big Rupert's little Fostex 4-track. I often wondered what happened to Rupert - either he turned into the raging hippy dropout he always looked like and ended up living in Australia with two lesbian surf instructors and the Mahariishi Yogi, or he's now an accountant. Sadly, probably the latter...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on January 22, 2010, 10:50:01 PM
For your collective information, Rob's band before joining up with me In Men Are Dead (and then Tinyfish) was called 'Tits Out For Captain Power'.  ;D

Scribbles a new name in the Tinyfish family tree.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 22, 2010, 11:57:15 PM
There's got to be at least one band in the family tree with an unprintable name.

(One band I was in, called The Victimised, many years back, had an ex-punk singer whose previous band was called "Vomit P****. I don't recall ever seeing their name on a poster for a gig.)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on January 23, 2010, 12:12:47 AM
I have never been in a band, but I was security for Rupert The Fridge.  Yes, named after the punchline to the joke.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: PeterF on January 25, 2010, 10:18:20 PM
Syzygy - Realms of Eternity


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on January 26, 2010, 12:29:58 AM
I put the iPod on shuffle for the ride home tonight, and first came a great Tears for Fears song from Raoul (maybe Falling Down?), then came the kicker, Pendrecki's Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima..  amazing. then a bit of Toto from their last album (not sure of the song, but great horns at the end), then some Michel Camilo with Anthony Jackson on bass and Horacio Hernandez on drums (monster).  then a bit of Bela Fleck.  it was a great ride home!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on January 26, 2010, 10:17:04 AM
It's nice when your iPod just 'knows' what you want to hear.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 26, 2010, 02:25:29 PM
Hot Chip - One Life Stand

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41EIQThw08L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on January 27, 2010, 01:24:31 PM
Peter Hammill - Thin Air

(http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/images/reviews/222x222/qbgb.jpg)

As easily-accessible as the rest of his catalogue  ;)

Looking forward to seeing him on Sunday.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 27, 2010, 01:52:37 PM
As easily-accessible as the rest of his catalogue  ;)
Ah yes, dear old Peter...makes Steven Wilson look like a positivist.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on January 27, 2010, 02:05:38 PM
As easily-accessible as the rest of his catalogue  ;)
Ah yes, dear old Peter...makes Steven Wilson look like a positivist.

I went to see The Pineapple Thief last Saturday at The Half Moon in Putney, and during the support set from the excellent (though somewhat dark and brooding) Vaughan King, someone in the crowd shouted 'play a happy one'...which left me wondering what they were expecting from Bruce and the lads once the Thief got on stage  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 27, 2010, 02:46:37 PM
Dün - Eros

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/671/cover_2611221782008.jpg)

Imagine, if you will, Magma without the vocals and some really nice flute work. Throw in a bit of the approach of Henry Cow, though not quite that extreme. Voila!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on January 27, 2010, 03:54:55 PM
Loving the cover on that one Wilf.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on January 27, 2010, 03:59:54 PM
I like the cover enough myself that I would buy it based on that alone, but I would worry I had been done...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 27, 2010, 04:02:16 PM
Loving the cover on that one Wilf.
Well....on balance....the cover is one of the better things about this particular package...James, you are right to be concerned...

...and I'll leave it at that :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on January 28, 2010, 08:21:25 PM
Myhybris - Pretty Scares
             - The Sweet Melody of Resilience


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on January 29, 2010, 09:20:23 AM
My 2 x CD + DVD copy of The Whirlwind arrived yesterday.

Loving the packaging... and the music's not bad either.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on January 29, 2010, 09:21:38 AM
Queen - A Night at the Opera... specifically I'm in Love With My Car at this precise moment. A truly Progressive album. Possibly the most progressive album ever made. Discuss...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on January 29, 2010, 11:22:48 AM
Queen - A Night at the Opera... specifically I'm in Love With My Car at this precise moment. A truly Progressive album. Possibly the most progressive album ever made. Discuss...

No it's not.  ;)

Actually I see you point. They were doing a lot of things both sonically and arrangement wise on that album which certainly hadn't been attempted before. I think another great Queen Prog track is the superb Ogre Battle.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 29, 2010, 11:35:12 AM
(http://www.dance-lyrics.com/ama/abba_-_gold_greatest_hits_b000001dzo.jpg)

not the most progressive album in the world, but amazingly good pop.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on January 29, 2010, 11:48:24 AM
I have always been impressed by Bo Michael Tretow work on this album. He is an excellent sound engineer and the man behind the famous ABBA sound.

I am not ashamed of being a fan.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on January 29, 2010, 11:49:52 AM
Queen - A Night at the Opera... specifically I'm in Love With My Car at this precise moment. A truly Progressive album. Possibly the most progressive album ever made. Discuss...
The Prophet's Song is incredibly prog, and Bo Rap likewise. Dunno if I'd describe much of the rest as 'progressive', but it's a belter of a record.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on January 29, 2010, 11:59:12 AM
Do we have to "confess" something may or may not be Prog everytime we say what we're listening to here? I think we're all mature enough in here to know that if you enjoy listening to something, that's all that matters and to Hell with those who would disagree purely because it is not Prog. Music is music and if you enjoy listening to it then it is good music.

I now feel bad for listening to Genesis at the moment.  :(


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on January 29, 2010, 01:50:31 PM
Boards Of Canada - The Campfire Headphase

(http://www.plong.com/MusicCatalog%5CB%5CBoards%20Of%20Canada%20-%20The%20Campfire%20Headphase%5CBoards%20Of%20Canada%20-%20The%20Campfire%20Headphase.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on January 29, 2010, 02:03:27 PM
Do we have to "confess" something may or may not be Prog everytime we say what we're listening to here? I think we're all mature enough in here to know that if you enjoy listening to something, that's all that matters and to Hell with those who would disagree purely because it is not Prog. Music is music and if you enjoy listening to it then it is good music.

Of course we don't. I wasn't trying to justify my listening to Queen at all (and if that's not what you were suggesting then ignore me Mouse!). I like what I like and COULD care less what anyone else thinks but I'd have to try VERY hard to reach that all-time low-level of caring. That's the wonderful thing about (Tinyfish generally and) this forum in particular - no one gives a hoot if someone likes stuff that others don't. I'd draw your attention to my love of Heavy Rock, Metal, Thrash Metal, Classical and all kinds of pop music that would make many people's hair burst into flames.

All I wanted to do was draw people's attention to the possibility that Queen's A Night at The Opera was possibly one of the most Progressive albums ever made, especially when you consider that most Prog fans would baulk at such a suggestion. And to open a discussion. As Simon points out by mentioning Ogre Battle, Queen II is not exactly light on many Prog motifs. In fact I think I might listen to it now...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on January 29, 2010, 02:46:51 PM
all kinds of pop music that would make many people's hair burst into flames.

You like Michael Jackson...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on January 29, 2010, 03:20:05 PM
I agree with Jim, if only because everyone hates the music I listen to :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 29, 2010, 03:34:54 PM
Really? But you like cool stuff like David Sylvian


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on January 29, 2010, 03:41:47 PM
And I would have thought it absolutely impossible to 'hate' Jump...even when the 'banter' is ripping into a perfectly good review where all I said was that he had interesting relatives  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on January 29, 2010, 03:52:06 PM
Really? But you like cool stuff like David Sylvian

Maybe you are confusing me with Simon :-) David Sylvian I can take or leave tbh.

Since Wilf has been linking obscure albums:

(http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/d9930ed682091858a6c98104a86fdf24/15945.jpg)
There's never been a crowd like this - Richard Davies

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/613YYSGG8WL._SL500_AA240_.gif)
Extralife - Stella

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_UjRpW1RlbC0/SiGPNELzjtI/AAAAAAAAI20/HkYaj87Nu9k/s400/jb+fish+f.bmp)
Fishcotheque - The Jazz Butcher

None of these are prog though. Richard Davies is pop-jazz, Stella is electropunk, and the Jazz Butcher is, well, the Jazz Butcher...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on January 29, 2010, 06:19:47 PM
Subsignal - Beautiful & Monstrous.  I rather like this.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on January 29, 2010, 07:49:25 PM
(http://image.betamonline.com/sdimages/disk18/362276.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on January 29, 2010, 08:38:25 PM
What are they muttering about?  ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on January 29, 2010, 09:45:05 PM
What are they muttering about?  ;)

Your mama!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on January 29, 2010, 10:05:35 PM


I now feel bad for listening to Genesis at the moment.  :(

Sing along now....

Sail away, away
Ripples never come back.
They've Gone to the other side.
Look into the pool,
The ripples never come back, come back,
Dive to the bottom and go to the top
To see where they have gone
They've gone to the other side
Ripples never come back
Sail away, away...



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on January 29, 2010, 10:22:10 PM
Other sail away songs:

Randy Newman
Enya
David Gray
Styx
Rod Stewart
+ countless others


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on January 30, 2010, 10:30:05 AM
Really? But you like cool stuff like David Sylvian

Maybe you are confusing me with Simon :-) David Sylvian I can take or leave tbh.

 :-[

I'm not doing very well at remembering things these days.

I'm sure you do like colol stuff too Rob  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 01, 2010, 02:00:27 PM
Shawn Colvin - A Few Small Repairs

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/213W7Y2QXTL._SL500_AA180_.jpg)

Another other Shawn fans in the tank? I think she's brill :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 01, 2010, 03:56:08 PM
Shawn Colvin. Heard lots about him but nothing by him. What's he like Wilf?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 01, 2010, 04:13:56 PM
Shawn Colvin. Heard lots about him but nothing by him. What's he like Wilf?
Female :)

She's part of the American 'nu folk' movement from the nineties. I became aware of her when she playing in Richard Thompson's touring band - in fact it was that Cropredy appearance we were talking about the other night, the last time I went. The songs are quite introspective and very 'American', though she manages to steer clear of anything too 'country', which is nice. Best albums are probably A Few Small Repairs and Fat City, the latter of which spawned a minor hit in 'Tennessee', which features a guest guitar solo by RT which makes yer ears bleed.

If you're on Spotify she's on there - if you're not, let me know, I've got five invites left :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 01, 2010, 04:47:54 PM
That'll be it then.  :-[  :D

It sounds like she walks in the same musical circles as one of my fave female folk artists Karine Polwart. I might have to check her out.

And no, I'm not on Spotify yet (more's the pity). Sticks up at towards Mr Wilf and waggles it hopefully.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 01, 2010, 04:59:24 PM
That'll be it then.  :-[  :D

It sounds like she walks in the same musical circles as one of my fave female folk artists Karine Polwart. I might have to check her out.

And no, I'm not on Spotify yet (more's the pity). Sticks up at towards Mr Wilf and waggles it hopefully.  :)
She's sort of Karine Polwart-y (is that a real word? :D), though the instrumentation is more 'lush', for want of a better word, and the songs less 'direct'.

Check your mailbox, Mr. Simon, and you should find an invite. Nice arse, by the way ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on February 01, 2010, 05:30:36 PM
I like your Doppleganger on Farcebook Wilf  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on February 01, 2010, 06:25:43 PM
I like her stuff quite a bit.  especially since she mentions "South Dakota wheatfields" in one song.  that's where I hail from, originally-like!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 01, 2010, 06:26:18 PM
I like your Doppleganger on Farcebook Wilf  :D
Someone once told me I was a deadringer for dear old Willie...he had more hair than me, though...

Who's yours, Nellie? My knowledge of popular culture is very poor :(


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on February 01, 2010, 06:27:00 PM
Terria - Devin Townsend.  good stuff.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 01, 2010, 09:24:13 PM
Check your mailbox, Mr. Simon, and you should find an invite. Nice arse, by the way ;)

I'll have to tone now the homosexual innuendo with Wilf, that's the third one in as many days. ::)

I meant to say 'hand'  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on February 01, 2010, 10:43:44 PM
I like your Doppleganger on Farcebook Wilf  :D
Someone once told me I was a deadringer for dear old Willie...he had more hair than me, though...

Who's yours, Nellie? My knowledge of popular culture is very poor :(
I'm Kiki Dee  ::)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 02, 2010, 09:26:14 AM
I'm Kiki Dee  ::)
Ahhhh...I should have recognized you!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 02, 2010, 09:58:30 AM
The International Prog Rock Show with Montreal Rick and Frank (http://progrockshow.blogspot.com/)

Hadn't heard of it until this morning, but it's a nice selection. They played Tinyfish a week or so back...

They need to get their distribution mechanism sorted, mind.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 02, 2010, 11:34:29 AM
Amorphous Androgenous (sort of alter ego of FSOL) - Alice In Ultraland

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/4425/cover_55595942009.jpg)

It's groovy baby!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on February 02, 2010, 12:29:22 PM
Credo - This is What We Do.  The Letter is currently playing - brilliant song.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 02, 2010, 12:37:05 PM
Amorphous Androgenous (sort of alter ego of FSOL) - Alice In Ultraland
Love Amorphous Androgynous - I, for one, think they're very, very prog.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 02, 2010, 01:49:28 PM
Amorphous Androgenous (sort of alter ego of FSOL) - Alice In Ultraland
Love Amorphous Androgynous - I, for one, think they're very, very prog.
They recently had a mix CD on the front cover of Mojo too.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on February 02, 2010, 09:32:50 PM
Apparatjik - Electric Eye

Check them out. It sounds like a weird mixture of a-ha, mew and coldplay.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on February 03, 2010, 09:11:30 AM
"I'm just sitting watching flowers in the rain, feel the power of the rain, making my garden grow..."  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 03, 2010, 09:20:29 AM
Apogee - Mystery Remains

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/24/cover_450142962009.jpg)

Rather good if you ignore the lyrics.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on February 03, 2010, 09:21:08 AM
He's seeing!
He's calling!
His legacy is falling!
He's coming!
Walking...
AMONG THE LIVING!

*ahem*

Anthrax  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on February 03, 2010, 11:10:27 AM
Dave Matthews Band - Groogrux King


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on February 03, 2010, 10:08:18 PM
Pink Floyd - A Great Day For Freedom. Always makes me smile, it's such a good tune.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on February 03, 2010, 10:22:31 PM
Yes - I like that one.  I think that the Division Bell is a much underrated albumn.  In my view better than anything they did since Wish You Were Here.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: PeterF on February 03, 2010, 11:00:25 PM
Midlake - The Courage of Others


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 03, 2010, 11:08:56 PM
Porcupine Tree - Stupid Dream. A very nearly perfect album.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 04, 2010, 10:36:58 AM
Earlier I was listening to...

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/191/cover_532161322009.jpg)

...in all its remixed and remastered glory, as presented to me, lovingly giftwrapped, at my b'day curry last night (altogether a fab evening).

That's got me on to a 1974 kick, and I'm now listening to...

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/1219/cover_4537221612006.jpg)

....Kraan's 'Andy Nogger', a lovely album by a criminally underrated somewhat Canterbury-inflected German band.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 04, 2010, 11:03:52 AM
Red was last week...when I got my copy signed by Bill Bruford  ;D

This morning's drive in was with the excellent new album from Karnataka - The Gathering Light.

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/427/cover_1442314122009.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on February 05, 2010, 11:05:58 AM
Steve Hogarth - Cage. I love the mix and the song's fab.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 05, 2010, 02:17:40 PM
Richard Barbieri - Stranger Inside


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 05, 2010, 04:11:48 PM
That is an album I have been meaning to give listen UB. I might try and Spotify him later this evening.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 05, 2010, 04:20:03 PM
Is the RB album any good ?  One of those I have but not yet found time to listen to...  ::)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 05, 2010, 04:25:07 PM
I'll certainly let you know if I can find him on Spotify.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 05, 2010, 05:44:52 PM
Is the RB album any good ?  One of those I have but not yet found time to listen to...  ::)
It's very nice - probably not the sort of thing you'd actively listen to all the time, but interesting, and pretty much what you'd expect :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 05, 2010, 05:46:39 PM
Is the RB album any good ?  One of those I have but not yet found time to listen to...  ::)
It's very nice - probably not the sort of thing you'd actively listen to all the time, but interesting, and pretty much what you'd expect :)

I thought it might be, which is probably why I have never got round to listening to it yet - already know what it will be like  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on February 05, 2010, 07:34:36 PM
One Night on Fire - Tinyfish

anybody heard of these guys?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 05, 2010, 07:46:51 PM
Who?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 05, 2010, 07:47:09 PM
One Night on Fire - Tinyfish

anybody heard of these guys?

Are they even a band ?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on February 05, 2010, 08:00:15 PM
heh

occasionally, apparently!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 05, 2010, 08:40:39 PM
One Night on Fire - Tinyfish

anybody heard of these guys?

Are they even a band ?
They have, I understand, been banned...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 05, 2010, 08:52:03 PM
I have heard that one of them used to do unmentionable things with a rubber band...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 05, 2010, 09:08:30 PM
I have heard that one of them used to do unmentionable things with a rubber band...
...or maybe it was a rubber banjo?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on February 05, 2010, 09:46:18 PM
I have heard that one of them used to do unmentionable things with a rubber band...
...or maybe it was a rubber banjo?
Nope, not gonna mention it again! ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 05, 2010, 09:56:48 PM
Listening to the Makajodama album which just arrived in the post from Sweden via Switzerland, or something !

Bits of Reodor Felgen blues sound like they are being played on a rubber band.  No banjo.  Yet.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on February 05, 2010, 10:11:39 PM
Listening to the Makajodama album which just arrived in the post from Sweden via Switzerland, or something !

Bits of Reodor Felgen blues sound like they are being played on a rubber band.  No banjo.  Yet.

Reodor Felgen is one of the main characters from the Norwegian stop-motion-animation feature film Flåklypa Grand Prix (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flåklypa_Grand_Prix) (Pinchcliffe Grand Prix).

(http://gfx.dagbladet.no/labrador/510/510786/5107865/jpg/active/960x.jpg)

The original Reodor Felgen theme can experienced here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9j7ZdSac_o) (it is a haunting harmonica tune).




Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on February 05, 2010, 10:18:48 PM
The theme above was also sampled in this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxqEWTG1CwE) (warning contains Norwegians rapping in English).

These days we rap and pillage.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on February 05, 2010, 11:31:18 PM
 :) :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 06, 2010, 12:34:23 AM
One Night on Fire - Tinyfish

anybody heard of these guys?

Tossers to a man.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 06, 2010, 08:08:46 AM
One Night on Fire - Tinyfish

anybody heard of these guys?

Tossers to a man.
Do they behave differently towards women, then? ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 06, 2010, 12:22:21 PM
Prog...women...no, not computing again...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on February 06, 2010, 12:26:15 PM
Prog Sci Fi Computing Women  ::)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on February 06, 2010, 12:29:05 PM
And to think I come here to get away from my husband....  ;D 


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on February 06, 2010, 01:53:57 PM
Prog Sci Fi Computing Women  ::)

I want one of those.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on February 07, 2010, 10:15:36 AM
Now listening to:

Freak on a Leash by Korn!
 ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 07, 2010, 08:34:36 PM
And at the opposite end of the scale - Hammock: Maybe They Will Sing For Us Tomorrow

Cocteau Twins meet Stars Of The Lid. Live ambient guitars.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51HlV944EZL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)





Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 07, 2010, 09:26:43 PM
And at the opposite end of the scale - Hammock: Maybe They Will Sing For Us Tomorrow

Cocteau Twins meet Stars Of The Lid. Live ambient guitars.
I love Hammock...absolute brilliance :) I've long wanted to make that sort of music myself...one day, maybe...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 07, 2010, 09:28:34 PM
You see? We DO have exactly the same record collection!  :D :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 07, 2010, 09:31:48 PM
You see? We DO have exactly the same record collection!  :D :D
:D :D

At least we've been seen in the same room together, so they can't accuse us of being each other. Unless we're getting into some really heavy alternative universe stuff...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 07, 2010, 11:44:37 PM
Well, as you've just touched on one of the main subjects for the Big Red Spark album, I'm sure it will only reinforce the notion that you and I are the same person.

We're like a Prog Nolans.

(http://dickietours.com/Web%20Site%20Release%20Current/Before%20We%20Went%20Dickie/The%20Nolan%20Sisters.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 08, 2010, 01:12:58 AM
The Who - Live in Miami at the Superbowl halftime

Though I expect most of America thinks it is a band playing the CSI theme tunes  ::)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on February 08, 2010, 01:18:51 AM
There was quite a lot of singing along from the crowd...even Roger Daltrey joined-in with some of it.  ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 08, 2010, 07:46:22 AM
Well, as you've just touched on one of the main subjects for the Big Red Spark album, I'm sure it will only reinforce the notion that you and I are the same person.

We're like a Prog Nolans.
Now there's a thought....do we have to appear on Loose Women?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on February 08, 2010, 08:16:31 AM
Well, as you've just touched on one of the main subjects for the Big Red Spark album, I'm sure it will only reinforce the notion that you and I are the same person.

We're like a Prog Nolans.
Now there's a thought....do we have to appear on Loose Women?
Hmm...Francis Jane McDunnery is doing cruise liners so he'll prolly be on the programme too...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 08, 2010, 09:53:00 AM
Mirror System

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21Q5VMT3YXL._SL500_AA170_.jpg)

Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy being modern, yet chilled.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 08, 2010, 10:28:54 AM
Rainbow Dome Music with beats or are we talking an updated And Not Or kind of sound?

Bright Future - now there's a good track.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on February 08, 2010, 11:01:34 AM
The Who - Who's Next. It sounded like Roger Daltrey's recent solo tour/voice training did him the world of good at last night's Supper Bowl.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 08, 2010, 11:11:23 AM
Rainbow Dome Music with beats or are we talking an updated And Not Or kind of sound?
More the former than the latter, I'd say - if you've heard System 7's earlier album, Water, it's sort of moving that on a bit - the beats are quite minimal. The textures are more modern than Rainbow Dome Musick, but it's a very similar vibe. Great for editing Statements Of User Requirement to :)
Quote
Bright Future - now there's a good track.
Absolutely! In fact, I like For To Next/And Not Or loads and loads - though it was fun seeing all the hippies dive for cover when it was first released :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 08, 2010, 11:41:52 AM
I can well imagine. Quite a bold move on Steve's part to make such an album. I think shows he's not afraid to upset a few applecarts to make the music he believes needs to be written and recorded.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on February 08, 2010, 12:29:21 PM
(http://i46.tinypic.com/23ihs21.jpg)

...just in case anyone found the Dunnery/JaneMcDonald/CruiseLiners/LooseWomen tangent a little hard to grasp...  ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 08, 2010, 12:35:59 PM
...just in case anyone found the Dunnery/JaneMcDonald/CruiseLiners/LooseWomen tangent a little hard to grasp...  ;)
The Barenaked Ladies have been doing something similar for quite a while with their Ships'n'Dips tours...

...and I'm dead excited, cuz there's a new album from them this year. Hopefully they'll tour in the UK, too...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 08, 2010, 01:43:51 PM
... In fact, I like For To Next/And Not Or loads and loads - though it was fun seeing all the hippies dive for cover when it was first released :D

Me too! Very fond of those albums.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 08, 2010, 01:53:13 PM
(http://i46.tinypic.com/23ihs21.jpg)

...just in case anyone found the Dunnery/JaneMcDonald/CruiseLiners/LooseWomen tangent a little hard to grasp...  ;)

Tinyfish should follow suit. How much is Pedalo hire these days?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on February 08, 2010, 01:53:54 PM
(http://i46.tinypic.com/23ihs21.jpg)

...just in case anyone found the Dunnery/JaneMcDonald/CruiseLiners/LooseWomen tangent a little hard to grasp...  ;)

Christ on a f***ing bike.

Astrology readings? "You are a gullible twat who will part with vast sums of money to be told what you want to hear."


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 08, 2010, 01:54:49 PM
I knew that would get your back up Rob.  ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 08, 2010, 01:55:00 PM
Yeah, Capricorns - they're always sceptical...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: MikeEvs on February 08, 2010, 01:55:27 PM


Christ on a f***ing bike.

Astrology readings? "You are a gullible twat who will part with vast sums of money to be told what you want to hear."

Thanks for putting into words what I was thinking  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 08, 2010, 01:56:56 PM
Good old Frank Dunnery. The man who described himself, when turning up to audition for the post of Genesis singer after Phil Collins left (yes, really!), as The King Of Cumbria.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 08, 2010, 02:00:02 PM
Christ on a f***ing bike.

Astrology readings? "You are a gullible twat who will part with vast sums of money to be told what you want to hear."
Thus speaks Mystic Rob! His balls are pure crystal...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 08, 2010, 02:02:05 PM
Good old Frank Dunnery. The man who described himself, when turning up to audition for the post of Genesis singer after Phil Collins left (yes, really!), as The King Of Cumbria.
If they really wanted to be progressive, they should have got a girl in to front the band. Suggestions anyone?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on February 08, 2010, 02:02:57 PM
tbh, if they'd got Dunnery...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 08, 2010, 02:04:11 PM
tbh, if they'd got Dunnery...
...that's more of a big girl's blouse though, innit?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on February 08, 2010, 02:04:58 PM


Christ on a f***ing bike.

Astrology readings? "You are a gullible twat who will part with vast sums of money to be told what you want to hear."

Thanks for putting into words what I was thinking  :D

Astrology. A load of toss so dreadful, *Aleister Crowley* dismissed it as useless... which makes it toss whether you consider him to be a nutter or an "expert witness"



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on February 08, 2010, 02:07:13 PM
I knew that would get your back up Rob.  ;)

I expected you to reply with "And that's Capricorn, is it?"


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 09, 2010, 12:09:31 AM
I was tempted.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 09, 2010, 12:32:34 PM
Indigo Falls - Richard and Suzanne Barbieri

(http://991.com/newGallery/Indigo-Falls-Indigo-Falls-370536.jpg)

It's got people like Jakko Jakszyk, Theo Travis, Steven Wilson, Steve Jansen and Mick Karn on it as well. It's incredibly mellow, as you'd expect :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Bert on February 09, 2010, 01:58:11 PM
(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:-JHzSCnZtv-V_M:http://images.metalpaths.com/article/article-heaven-and-hell-the-devil-you-know.jpg)

Gargantuan... and very very loud  :o


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 09, 2010, 02:18:36 PM
(http://images.uulyrics.com/cover/p/peter-gabriel/album-peter-gabriel-3-melt.jpg)

Crikey - you forget sometimes what genius sounds like.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 09, 2010, 03:22:16 PM
I couldn't agree more with your assesment UB - One of my fave albums.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Bert on February 09, 2010, 03:46:23 PM
(http://images.uulyrics.com/cover/p/peter-gabriel/album-peter-gabriel-3-melt.jpg)

Crikey - you forget sometimes what genius sounds like.

Fantastic album that. Not quite as weird as 4.

Factoid 1) The cover (and other parts of the artwork) is a polaroid image which had pressure applied to it before it had time to fully develop.
Factoid 2) No cymbals at all
Factoid 3) I believe this was the first album to employ gated reverb on the snare drum, a technique invented by Hugh Padgham

Ithangu  ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 09, 2010, 04:43:26 PM
Fantastic album that. Not quite as weird as 4.
4 is my absolute fave of his - totally bonkers and brilliant :)
Quote
Factoid 3) I believe this was the first album to employ gated reverb on the snare drum, a technique invented by Hugh Padgham
Mike Oldfield reckons that Padgham/Collins nicked the technique when PC worked on Oldfield's QE2 album earlier in the year (although PG4 had an earlier release, Oldfield has been working on QE2 a bit earlier). When attempting to assess the truth of the situation, however, one should probably take into account the fact that Oldfield is as mad as a box of frogs - indeed he makes PG look like a model of sanity.

In reality, of course, we all know that the technique was invented a Mr. J. Godfrey, who went back in time through a space-time portal in his lving room. He can't fool us, we know that Pocket Sun is autobiographical!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 09, 2010, 08:50:53 PM
B52-s - Good Stuff.
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51oxsBJ6YqL._SL500_.jpg)

And it is good stuff as well.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 09, 2010, 08:59:34 PM
B52-s - Good Stuff.

And it is good stuff as well.
Love the B52s - the best band out of Athens, Georgia in my view

And remember....

If you see a faded sign at the side of the road that says fifteen miles to the lurrrrrrrrrrrrrve SHACK!!!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on February 09, 2010, 10:09:50 PM
B52-s - Good Stuff.

And it is good stuff as well.
Love the B52s - the best band out of Athens, Georgia in my view

And remember....

If you see a faded sign at the side of the road that says fifteen miles to the lurrrrrrrrrrrrrve SHACK!!!

The shiny happy people might not agree with you.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on February 09, 2010, 10:12:23 PM
B52-s - Good Stuff.
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51oxsBJ6YqL._SL500_.jpg)

And it is good stuff as well.

I love the B-52s!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on February 09, 2010, 10:14:23 PM
Rick Wakeman - Criminal Record

Spoffo, do you know this one?  I don't know why, but it made me think of you, and thought that you might like it.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on February 09, 2010, 10:23:54 PM
There's good music on there, and on White Rock.
It's a shame that Rick's back catalogue contains real jewels surrounded by quite a lot of packing material.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on February 10, 2010, 01:43:17 AM
yes!  I finally, uhm, found White Rock, and it's as crazy as I remember it from my vinyl.  I like both these albums better than the more "traditional" Rick (Wives, etc.).  oh, and also, the original "Journey to the Center of the Earth."  "Save me"  epic.







(I had to correct my egregious grammar error...)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on February 10, 2010, 08:36:43 AM
Agreed.
White Rock is another of my "musical milestones".
When it first came out, no CDs back then, the only 'proper' record shop in our town was 'Beestons' which was also the only musical instrument shop. Half the store was occupied by the records and cassettes and the back wall featured four walk-in listening booths (complete with stereo headphones and 'holey-hardboard' lining the walls). You selected a record, took it to the counter, they gave you the sleeve and you went into a booth shut the door, put on the headphones and waited...

At home we only had a mono record player with a crackly volume knob so to stand in this booth for my first ever time (I was about 16 or 17 I think) with these massive headphones on and hear that that very evocative music in stereo (again for the first time) was quite mind-blowing.

I might be mis-remembering but I think White Rock came after No Earthly Connection which was "ok" but lowered the bar after Arthur, in my book. Never got White Rock 2, wonder if it is any good. Prolly not, I fear.... 


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on February 10, 2010, 08:42:13 AM
B52-s - Good Stuff.
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51oxsBJ6YqL._SL500_.jpg)

And it is good stuff as well.

I love the B-52s!

NAME DROP ALERT!

I met Kate Pearson (sp?) at a festival in Lisbon when the B-52s and Marillion were both playing there - I was teching for Rothers. She's STILL very lovely looking, especially given that she's now into her 50s. I also met Meatloaf and JJ Burnel of The Stranglers who's a t'riffic chap.

Currently listening to:
Everything's Ruined by Faith No More


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 10, 2010, 09:02:33 AM
NAME DROP ALERT!

I met Kate Pearson (sp?) at a festival in Lisbon when the B-52s and Marillion were both playing there - I was teching for Rothers. She's STILL very lovely looking, especially given that she's now into her 50s. I also met Meatloaf and JJ Burnel of The Stranglers who's a t'riffic chap.

Currently listening to:
Everything's Ruined by Faith No More

It's Pierson, and she's an unbelievable 61 according to Wikipedia she'll be 62 in April. Apparently she was also in a Flight of the Conchords episode as a club owner - I must have missed that one.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 10, 2010, 09:04:34 AM
I might be mis-remembering but I think White Rock came after No Earthly Connection which was "ok" but lowered the bar after Arthur, in my book. Never got White Rock 2, wonder if it is any good. Prolly not, I fear.... 
No Earthly Connection was indeed a bit of a come-down, but it had that whizzy sleeve gadget where you could look down a tube thingy. White Rock was the year after - he also did Criminal Record in '77.

White Rock II is a bit 'aural wallpaper' quite frankly. And not the tasteful kind, it's more that horrible flock stuff that you get in old curry houses.

Rog, I don't think the Spoff has heard that one, I've not really thrown any Wakemen at him yet, perhaps it's time :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 10, 2010, 09:09:11 AM
NAME DROP ALERT!

I met Kate Pearson (sp?) at a festival in Lisbon when the B-52s and Marillion were both playing there - I was teching for Rothers. She's STILL very lovely looking, especially given that she's now into her 50s. I also met Meatloaf and JJ Burnel of The Stranglers who's a t'riffic chap.

Currently listening to:
Everything's Ruined by Faith No More

It's Pierson, and she's an unbelievable 61 according to Wikipedia she'll be 62 in April. Apparently she was also in a Flight of the Conchords episode as a club owner - I must have missed that one.
Unlikely but true - for a while she worked as a barmaid in a pub in South Shields called The Custom House where my Dad used to drink, occasionally. Known to everyone as "that gorgeous American bird". This was quite some time ago, well before the B52's - I guess she must have been in her early twenties.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 10, 2010, 09:18:19 AM
Porcupine Tree - On The Sunday Of Life

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/290/cover_453081912009.jpg)

Blimey, bit odd, innit?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 10, 2010, 09:39:56 AM
(http://www.music-lyrics-chord.com/cover/Marillion_Afraid_of_Sunlight.jpg)

It's great and has some really great songs on it, but I still can't see why people think it's the best thing they've ever done - especially coming right after Brave, which is one of the greatest albums by anyone ever.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 10, 2010, 09:56:43 AM
B52-s - Good Stuff.
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51oxsBJ6YqL._SL500_.jpg)

And it is good stuff as well.

I love the B-52s!

The track Revolution Earth on this album is fantastic. One of my faves.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 10, 2010, 12:18:34 PM
Porcupine Tree - On The Sunday Of Life

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/290/cover_453081912009.jpg)

Blimey, bit odd, innit?

I believe that features Mike Bennion artwork, and in the spirit of name-dropping now prevalent in this thread, I have met him.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 10, 2010, 02:47:08 PM
Yndi Halda - Enjoy Eternal Bliss

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/23/Yndi_Halda_-_Enjoy_Eternal_Bliss.jpg)

...euphoric, soaring and just utterly wonderful. First time I've heard it, and I'm wondering how I lived without it.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 11, 2010, 09:34:27 AM
Syzygy - Realms Of Eternity

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/714/cover_2538121172009.jpg)

Loads of reviews on prog forums bang on about how great this album is, and actually, it's very good. Reminiscent of Gentle Giant in some places, and IQ in others.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 11, 2010, 10:51:05 AM
(http://www.animalswithinanimals.com/stallio/uploaded_images/radiohead_in_rainbows2-783878.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 11, 2010, 11:01:53 AM
Syzygy

OK, I give up. How do you pronounce it??


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 11, 2010, 11:14:40 AM
Sizz i (as in fill) gee


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 11, 2010, 11:20:58 AM
Syzygy

OK, I give up. How do you pronounce it??
Someone very cruel, after listening to the album, said it should be pronounced "Spock's Beard". Harsh, I feel..... :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 11, 2010, 12:05:06 PM
Syzygy - Realms Of Eternity

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/714/cover_2538121172009.jpg)

Loads of reviews on prog forums bang on about how great this album is, and actually, it's very good. Reminiscent of Gentle Giant in some places, and IQ in others.

But is it/are they perfect ?  Because that is what America would have us believe...

That's the last time I ask America what time is love...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 11, 2010, 12:24:57 PM
Syzygy - Realms Of Eternity

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/714/cover_2538121172009.jpg)

Loads of reviews on prog forums bang on about how great this album is, and actually, it's very good. Reminiscent of Gentle Giant in some places, and IQ in others.

But is it/are they perfect ?  Because that is what America would have us believe...
No record is perfect, and I don't think this is even a contender for attempting to be so. I do like it, though, it's good, solid stuff. Not a single new idea in the whole CD, but extremely well-executed, and some nice melodies.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 11, 2010, 02:38:42 PM
Boards Of Canada - The Campfire Headphase

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51YQBMFJPWL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Thank you, Simon, for introducing me to this band - truly beautiful stuff.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 11, 2010, 02:46:25 PM
You're very wecome sir and I'm glad you like it. UB has also sung their praises upon these pages in the past too I believe.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 11, 2010, 09:43:06 PM
Orphaned Land - The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR

Erm, yeah, interesting...in a good way.

(http://www.orphaned-land.com/images/news/poster3.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on February 11, 2010, 10:08:34 PM
Moddi (http://www.moddi.no/videos.html) - Magpie Eggs


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on February 12, 2010, 11:11:36 AM
Errr... Milliontown. Frost. As it happens.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 12, 2010, 11:19:40 AM
Errr... Milliontown. Frost. As it happens.

Was that said in the style of Jimmy Saville Jimbo?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 12, 2010, 11:30:23 AM
Errr... Milliontown. Frost. As it happens.

Was that said in the style of Jimmy Saville Jimbo?
He only said it once, where as the man Saville would say it twice :)

(http://shedchan.org/bush/thumb/122490658846s.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 12, 2010, 11:48:22 AM
That picture looks like Gollum undergoing a mid life crisis.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 12, 2010, 11:52:05 AM
PBII - Plastic Soup

(http://hecate.starjump.org/pbii.png)

They used to be called Plackband. Never mind....

Oh, look a guest guitar solo from John Mitchell! And John Jowitt plays bass on a track!

It's not bad, though...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on February 12, 2010, 12:24:38 PM
I think they named Frost* as one of their influences - does that come across in the music (apart from the 2 J's, of course)?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 12, 2010, 12:41:05 PM
I think they named Frost* as one of their influences - does that come across in the music (apart from the 2 J's, of course)?
Er...sort of. It's got quite a digital feel, but Frost* wouldn't be the first thing you'd think of. I'll be playing a bit on TEP in a couple of weeks' time.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 12, 2010, 02:12:40 PM
I think they named Frost* as one of their influences - does that come across in the music (apart from the 2 J's, of course)?
Er...sort of. It's got quite a digital feel, but Frost* wouldn't be the first thing you'd think of. I'll be playing a bit on TEP in a couple of weeks' time.

Ooh, you little tease  :P


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 12, 2010, 02:37:29 PM
I think they named Frost* as one of their influences - does that come across in the music (apart from the 2 J's, of course)?
Er...sort of. It's got quite a digital feel, but Frost* wouldn't be the first thing you'd think of. I'll be playing a bit on TEP in a couple of weeks' time.

Ooh, you little tease  :P
<snigger>

Well, it can't be this weekend, because that's all about 1974 - but I'm in the process of putting together the show after that, and PBII will be in there.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 12, 2010, 03:32:25 PM
Mystery Jets - Twenty One

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/fb/21albumcover.jpg/200px-21albumcover.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 15, 2010, 08:36:12 AM
Finally tracked down a copy of Seven by Magenta - only heard track one so far and I'm liking what I hear.

Bits of traditional prog, bits of Supertramp  :o and the female vocalist has a really nice voice.

I realise I'm massively late to the party with this band, hopefully everyone else isn't quite getting their coats and calling for cabs yet.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on February 15, 2010, 12:27:47 PM
@UB: Late-comers always welcome!
Some people complain(ed) about Magenta because of the references to traditional prog - I love them precisely because of that. They turn out very high quality prog that, for me, fills the gap left by the bands that stopped producing new music. This is something that Rob Reed openly set out to do from the off and their sound has developed from there.
Tina's voice seems to be a little bit "Marmite" for some people who seem to set themselves against it right from the start (the vibrato on the earlier work was quite striking). This vibrato was toned down for Metamorphosis to great effect. She really steps up when performing live too.
If you haven't already, I urge you to see Magenta live as soon as you can. They never disappoint.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 15, 2010, 12:36:02 PM
Ditto.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 15, 2010, 01:29:54 PM
I have taken the prog plunge and got a couple of other things to listen to later in the week.

First is the Syzygy album Realms of Eternity, and second is the new Karnataka album.

Quite liked Karnataka at Summers End, but more musically than as a live outfit, so I'm probably going to like the album, which has been getting rave reviews. The Syzygy album is hammered in two full page ads in the latest issue of CR-Prog and was recommended on these very pages (so if I don't like it I blame all of you who didn't warn me  ;) )

I realise I have a mnassive amount of prog to catch up on, but I'm taking baby steps towards a greater appreciation of current prog as well as Yes/ELP etc.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 15, 2010, 01:55:22 PM
The Syzygy album is hammered in two full page ads in the latest issue of CR-Prog and was recommended on these very pages (so if I don't like it I blame all of you who didn't warn me  ;) )
It's okay...though I don't think it's the total wonder that some seem to be making it out to be.

I'm still making up my mind on the Karnataka.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 15, 2010, 02:37:58 PM
I'm really liking the Karnataka album as some fun, bouncy, light listening - wonderful melodies in there.

I am going to buy the Syzygy albums when they are listed as a religion alongside 'Jedi'  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on February 15, 2010, 05:51:06 PM
I'm undecided on Karnataka as well.  Now there's a band who could have featured in the CRS Best New Band list and didn't.  I really like Panic Room, and I thought that the music would be similar but it's not really. I'll have to try the new one when I get a chance.



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on February 15, 2010, 06:07:28 PM
I am preaching to the converted here but ...

My copy of King Crimson - In the court of the Crimson King arrived today. This is the first time I have listened to this album and I am blown away. Thanks Rob.



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 15, 2010, 06:16:52 PM
I am preaching to the converted here but ...

My copy of King Crimson - In the court of the Crimson King arrived today. This is the first time I have listened to this album and I am blown away. Thanks Rob.
I've never even heard of this album.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 15, 2010, 06:18:23 PM
If it is the first time you have listened to it then I think you should vote it as Best New Album in the CRS Awards 2010  ;D

I remember rushing to listen to this latest version and being reminded of the impact the album had on me the first time I listened to it.  I have found this book to be highly interesting on so many levels as well.

(http://www.burningshed.com/covers/large1355.jpg)

http://www.burningshed.com/store/kingcrimson/product/313/1651/


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 15, 2010, 06:23:28 PM
If it is the first time you have listened to it then I think you should vote it as Best New Album in the CRS Awards 2010  ;D

I remember rushing to listen to this latest version and being reminded of the impact the album had on me the first time I listened to it.  I have found this book to be highly interesting on so many levels as well.

(http://www.burningshed.com/covers/large1355.jpg)

http://www.burningshed.com/store/kingcrimson/product/313/1651/
It says "Please note, this book is made to order, so may take longer to arrive than most orders."

Brilliant!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 15, 2010, 06:32:52 PM
Mine still arrived pretty quickly  ;D

The author, Andrew Keeling, is a great guy too, which is always a bonus.  I think he is currently working on the book version of the guide to In The Wake Of Poseidon.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 15, 2010, 06:34:16 PM
Another fun read is Sid Smith's 'In The Court Of King Crimson'.

(http://img.flipkart.com/bk_imgs/269/9781900924269.jpg)

Not specifically about ITCOTCK, but very interesting, if a tad fanatical on the detail. Sid Smith is a top geezer, always has interesting things to say about music in general, and his blog (http://sidsmith.blogspot.com/) is great - there's a podcast, too, but it's not as good as mine <cough>.

(Actually, it's really good - interesting mixture of stuff, and it has the virtue of being a lot shorter than TEP)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 15, 2010, 06:41:13 PM
Sid Smith also likes Andrew Keeling, as does some bloke called Fripp.

""Comprehensive and authoratative." - Sid Smith

"The guide is stunning, an exemplary piece of work. It sets a standard in the field." - Robert Fripp"

I think the message here is clear...buy everything !

On a related note, I am going to see The Humans playing in a church on Sunday, and then at The Assembly Rooms in Leamington Spa on Monday.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 15, 2010, 06:42:47 PM
I think the message here is clear...buy everything !
Your future clearly lies in marketing, James :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 15, 2010, 08:13:41 PM
Another fun read is Sid Smith's 'In The Court Of King Crimson'.

(http://img.flipkart.com/bk_imgs/269/9781900924269.jpg)

Not specifically about ITCOTCK, but very interesting, if a tad fanatical on the detail. Sid Smith is a top geezer, always has interesting things to say about music in general, and his blog (http://sidsmith.blogspot.com/) is great - there's a podcast, too, but it's not as good as mine <cough>.

(Actually, it's really good - interesting mixture of stuff, and it has the virtue of being a lot shorter than TEP)

Point to note, if you look on the Tinyfish member profile pages, you will see that this is one of Leon's fave books.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 16, 2010, 01:59:39 AM
It's all Bo's fault...for which I thank him  ;D

(http://www.covershut.com/covers/King-Crimson---Red-40th.-Anniversary-Front-Cover-21452.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 16, 2010, 09:14:11 AM
On a related note, I am going to see The Humans playing in a church on Sunday, and then at The Assembly Rooms in Leamington Spa on Monday.

Mme Cholet and I are of to The Scala in that there London to see them next Wednesday.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on February 16, 2010, 09:37:03 AM
It's all Bo's fault...for which I thank him  ;D

(http://www.covershut.com/covers/King-Crimson---Red-40th.-Anniversary-Front-Cover-21452.jpg)

So I should get this one as well?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 16, 2010, 09:51:35 AM
It's all Bo's fault...for which I thank him  ;D

(http://www.covershut.com/covers/King-Crimson---Red-40th.-Anniversary-Front-Cover-21452.jpg)

So I should get this one as well?

Even if you are not going to buy everything, yes, you should get this one as well.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on February 17, 2010, 05:26:03 PM
I've had the latest European Perspective on. The Gryphon tracks brought back memories of watching Knight Area with Mr. Ramsay last year. That's not a good thing, by the way.  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 17, 2010, 06:42:36 PM
I've had the latest European Perspective on. The Gryphon tracks brought back memories of watching Knight Area with Mr. Ramsay last year. That's not a good thing, by the way.  :D
Gryphon were great - totally bonkers and utterly unapologetic for being very deliberately strange. And Grahame Taylor is on of the most unsung guitar heroes of our age, though you wouldn't know it from his work with Gryphon :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 17, 2010, 10:34:13 PM
Transatlantic - The Whirlwind

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/337/cover_45362982009.jpg)

I've been sitting on the fence for ages about this record - part of me was thinking it was really excellent, and part of me that it was derivative tosh. Now I've come down firmly in favour of it being Transatlantic's best effort yet. There are more good tunes in this album than many bands put together in a lifetime, and the performances are all the better for being done quickly. I'm looking forward to seeing them live very much.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Wilson DHC on February 17, 2010, 10:40:15 PM
Was playing Crimson to one of my guitar students today. Stuff off Starless , Red & Discipline. He kept looking at me funny.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on February 17, 2010, 10:43:14 PM
It's a fantastic record indeed. I love the versions of Hogweed and A Salty Dog. I'm listening to Aliens on the TV, and sometimes even looking away from the computer to watch it. One of the marines was called Frost. Heh.  :)

Was playing Crimson to one of my guitar students today. Stuff off Starless , Red & Discipline. He kept looking at me funny.

 :D :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 17, 2010, 10:43:46 PM
Was playing Crimson to one of my guitar students today. Stuff off Starless , Red & Discipline. He kept looking at me funny.

Sounds like an F- student to me  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 17, 2010, 10:49:18 PM
I am still undecided on the Transatlantic album, and have deliberately avoided the covers disc until I make up my mind on their own stuff - don't want them swaying me on the basis of superb covers (which kind of happened with the latest Dream Theatre album  :D) - I really like what they do within the album but at times just wonder if it goes on too long, is (too) self-indulgent...but I have a ticket for the London show and am looking forward to it, and if nothing else it will finally make up my mind  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Wilson DHC on February 17, 2010, 11:42:26 PM
Was playing Crimson to one of my guitar students today. Stuff off Starless , Red & Discipline. He kept looking at me funny.

Sounds like an F- student to me  :D

They're all like that. Unless it's Slipknot they don't want to know.  ::)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on February 18, 2010, 12:23:13 AM
I've said it before but the 'MakingOf' DVD for The Whirlwind totally sealed the deal for me.
I hadn't had that much experience of the 4 of them before and to see the way they worked it out and each played their parts so impressively just sold the whole work to me.

I had no idea Steven Seagal could play or sing like that.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 18, 2010, 08:26:43 AM
Well now they are playing High Voltage I'll get to see Transatlantic live. I wasn't paying over £30 to see them at Sheperds Bush Empire (crap venue).

I've been listening to

(http://musicblock.ru/uploads/posts/2009-12/1262117449_massive-attack-heligoland-2010.jpg)

very good so far, but it's a bit of an onion - I don't think I've peeled back all the layers on first listen.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 18, 2010, 10:33:32 AM
I should be wandering along to 'The Bush' on the night to see Transatlantic with Wilf.  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: MikeEvs on February 18, 2010, 10:34:20 AM
I should be wandering along to 'The Bush' on the night to see Transatlantic with Wilf.  ;D

I'll be at that too :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 18, 2010, 10:37:30 AM
Yay! See you there sir!  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 18, 2010, 11:54:51 AM
I am still undecided on the Transatlantic album, and have deliberately avoided the covers disc until I make up my mind on their own stuff - don't want them swaying me on the basis of superb covers (which kind of happened with the latest Dream Theatre album  :D) - I really like what they do within the album but at times just wonder if it goes on too long, is (too) self-indulgent...but I have a ticket for the London show and am looking forward to it, and if nothing else it will finally make up my mind  ;D
I never got to see them the last time they did concerts, but lots of people I know did, and they said that they're about ten times the band they are in the studio. Which is a nice thought :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 18, 2010, 11:55:37 AM
I should be wandering along to 'The Bush' on the night to see Transatlantic with Wilf.  ;D
We'll be up the front with our "Sing Us Some Christian Stuff, Neal" T-shirts on.

Or maybe we won't :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 18, 2010, 11:56:36 AM
I've been listening to

(http://musicblock.ru/uploads/posts/2009-12/1262117449_massive-attack-heligoland-2010.jpg)

very good so far, but it's a bit of an onion - I don't think I've peeled back all the layers on first listen.
I got into trouble in the early days of TEP for playing Massive Attack - some American listeners didn't think it was prog enough. So I played some more in the following show. They shut up after that...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 18, 2010, 11:57:41 AM
I've said it before but the 'MakingOf' DVD for The Whirlwind totally sealed the deal for me.
I hadn't had that much experience of the 4 of them before and to see the way they worked it out and each played their parts so impressively just sold the whole work to me.
Absolutely...that's a great little DVD.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Bert on February 18, 2010, 04:51:48 PM
(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:wZQDERCeFSHGOM:http://www.queenlyrics.net/images/Queen_Innuendo.png)

Queen were my favourite band until Rush came and whacked me over the head with Hemispheres and told me I should stay in more  ;D

Innuendo is a lost classic IMHO, right up there with the best work from the 70's (plus or minus a couple of fillers) and just goes to prove that artists generally do their best work when their backs are against the wall, in this case, knowing your lead signer is going to die and you haven't got much time so you need to make it count.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 18, 2010, 10:02:10 PM
I should be wandering along to 'The Bush' on the night to see Transatlantic with Wilf.  ;D
We'll be up the front with our "Sing Us Some Christian Stuff, Neal" T-shirts on.

Or maybe we won't :)

I'll be up the front without my notebook.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 18, 2010, 10:44:37 PM
Warren Zevon - Stand In The Fire

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51MIQhvb83L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Possibly the best live album by anyone, ever.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on February 18, 2010, 11:14:26 PM
Genesis - Selling England By The Pound


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on February 18, 2010, 11:17:39 PM
Transatlantic - SMPTe


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 18, 2010, 11:28:06 PM
unfolk (alessandro monti) (kevin hewick) - the venetian book of the dead


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on February 19, 2010, 07:25:11 AM
Genesis - Selling England By The Pound
So I am - because Amazon delivered the box set in about 24 hours (even if I didn't ask for express service because I'm a cheap so & so).


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 19, 2010, 10:05:47 AM
What's in the box set Rob? Are we talking the 1969-75 era?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 19, 2010, 10:22:49 AM
Jellyfish - Spilt Milk

(http://thegenuinefakes.com/files/2009/06/jellyfishspiltmilk.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: MikeEvs on February 19, 2010, 11:24:21 AM
Good choice Simon might have to put that on here lunch time :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 19, 2010, 11:50:28 AM
Call me slow, but I've only just discovered the "Shuffle" function on my Creative Zen MP3 player.

I've had a fab morning with it: the first 10 tracks it picked for me were:

Jeff Buckley – Mojo Pin
Led Zep – All My Love (Mothership)
Kino – Leave a light on (Picture)
Elbow – The Loneliness of a towercrane driver (The Seldom Seen Kid)
Foo Fighters – Lonely as You (One By One)
ELO – Can’t get it out of my head (Eldorado)
Porcupine Tree – Last chance to evacuate Planet Earth Before It is Recycled (Lightbulb Sun)
BT – Flaming June (ESCM)
Dream Theater – This Dying Soul (Train of Thought)
Hawkwind - Motorway City (Levitation)

I nearly cried with delight when the ELO and Hawkwind tracks came on. This new-fangled technology - wonderful, innit?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on February 19, 2010, 01:13:51 PM
I have about 2300 tunes on my iPod, and have had some wonderful shuffles.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on February 19, 2010, 01:17:24 PM
Genesis - Selling England By The Pound
So I am - because Amazon delivered the box set in about 24 hours (even if I didn't ask for express service because I'm a cheap so & so).

I'm a bit embarrassed to admit this is really my first experience with this album.  I came on board with Wind and Wuthering (which is still a favorite) but then jumped to Three Sides Live, etc.  I never went any further back, so it's a real treat to "discover" the early stuff.  eMusic has most everything, so I'll be working to complete my collection.  

"digesting Genesis by the pound..."


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: MikeEvs on February 19, 2010, 01:52:23 PM
Call me slow, but I've only just discovered the "Shuffle" function on my Creative Zen MP3 player.

I do that my Zen X-fi on the way to and from work had the most jarring transition between tracks this morning though. Went from Neal Morse - Temple of the living god into The Reasoning - Playing The Game just sounded so wrong


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on February 19, 2010, 03:32:31 PM
System of a Down - B.Y.O.B  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on February 19, 2010, 05:38:01 PM
Porcupine Tree – Last chance to evacuate Planet Earth Before It is Recycled

I love that song. The flute riff at the end always sends a shiver down my spine.  :)

"digesting Genesis by the pound..."

Shouldn't that be "dollar" for you, Rog?  ;)

Meanwhile, I've got Marillion's Anorak In The UK on. Rawk!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on February 20, 2010, 10:43:11 AM
Meanwhile, I've got Marillion's Anorak In The UK on. Rawk!

Possibly my favourite live album by anyone and not just because it's Marillion. It's got just about the most perfect live album mix I've ever heard, the performances are stunniing (with ALMOST NO overdubs), the set list is fantastic and it always makes me feel ridiculously happy.  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on February 20, 2010, 05:23:12 PM
I bought my first Caravan album today - In The Land Of Grey And Pink. It's great stuff, sounds like Camel but without the outer space feel and more Monty Python.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 20, 2010, 06:13:45 PM
I bought my first Caravan album today - In The Land Of Grey And Pink. It's great stuff, sounds like Camel but without the outer space feel and more Monty Python.
That's one of the bestest records ever made. Nine Feet Underground is bliss. If you want to explre Caravan further, I'd recommend For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night as being a a good next step. It's a different lineup - Richard Sinclair had gone, and Geoffrey Richardson had joined on viola - but there's some classic stuff on that album, including Memory Lain, Hugh/Headloss and the wonderfully-titled The Dog, The Dog, He's At It Again.

Waterloo Lily and Cunning Stunts are reasonable, too, but after that they went off the boil, IMO.

Live At The Fairfield Halls is a good selection of tha mid-period stuff, including a sublime For Richard.

There were so many crossovers between Caravan and Camel in the seventies (Richard Sinclair, Dave Sinclair (on loan for a bit), Jan Schelhaas) that they joked about forming a single band called Caramel.

I saw them a few years back celebrating their thirty-fifth anniversary - a pale shadow of what was once one of the most innovative and joyous bands around.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on February 20, 2010, 09:35:21 PM
I checked how much they were going for on Play, and it's a fiver for an album. Great value, a bit of a shame I bought my copy from HMV for £10. Never mind, I've got me eye on Girls Who Grow and the live one they did with the orchestra - the track you played on TEP was excellent. Cheers for that pointer!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 21, 2010, 04:27:50 PM
I checked how much they were going for on Play, and it's a fiver for an album. Great value, a bit of a shame I bought my copy from HMV for £10. Never mind, I've got me eye on Girls Who Grow and the live one they did with the orchestra - the track you played on TEP was excellent. Cheers for that pointer!
You're welcome, as always, Tim. Always happy to fly the Carvan flag, a criminally under-rated band, in my view.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 21, 2010, 04:29:21 PM
Midlake - The Courage Of Others

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51rEMOp4%2BgL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Acoustic and rather lovely...reminds me of Fairport in places. Just the ticket for a Sunday afternoon.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on February 21, 2010, 04:31:18 PM
What's in the box set Rob? Are we talking the 1969-75 era?
I've been away for two days and this place has gone made.  Anyway, the set includes Trepass, Nursery Crime, Foxtrot, Selling England and the Lamb.    Each album comes as an SACD (presumably better that an ordinary CD) plus a DVD with a 5.1 mix (there are two different options - Dolby and something else), a commentary on the recording by the people concerned, and a few recordings of live shows.  Also, there is another CD of demo recordings and a written commentary done by famous famous and gifted people like Roger Taylor and Tony Robinson.  Jeremy Clarkson wrote in it as well.

David has the second and third box sets - I must try to break into his roon when he's out to watch the DVDs - they are interesting.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 22, 2010, 11:40:38 AM
Midlake - The Courage Of Others

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51rEMOp4%2BgL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Acoustic and rather lovely...reminds me of Fairport in places. Just the ticket for a Sunday afternoon.

Aww Midlake. A wonderful, wonderful band.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 22, 2010, 11:44:38 AM
Aww Midlake. A wonderful, wonderful band.  :)
Simon and David in another "are they really the same person?" shock horror :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 22, 2010, 11:51:35 AM
 :D :D - It's getting spooky now isn't it?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 22, 2010, 11:56:33 AM
:D :D - It's getting spooky now isn't it?
It surely is....now, let's see if we can break the chain, with...

Hugh Hopper - Two Rainbows Daily

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/2139/cover_292082082009.jpg)

Actually a collaboration between Hugh Hopper (Soft Machine) and Alan Gowen (Gilgamesh, National Health), with just bass and keyboards, no guitar, no drums. The perfect antidote to the Monday Blues - extremely mellow and Canterbuy-ish.

Both of them gone now - Hugh Hopper died last year, Alan Gowen went in 1981.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 22, 2010, 12:02:50 PM
In all of this I appear to have missed the precise point when Wilf passed a thousand...posts, not years  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on February 22, 2010, 12:05:08 PM
Well done to Wilf.  At this postage rate, he'll be overtaking Simon around...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 22, 2010, 12:10:01 PM
Well done to Wilf.  At this postage rate, he'll be overtaking Simon around...
...2015, probably :) That's some total to chase.

I clocked 1000 yesterday, James, though I didn't notice at the time.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 22, 2010, 12:24:43 PM
Yesterday ?  What, only 7 posts so far today - are you ill ?  ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 22, 2010, 01:15:06 PM
You'll soon be up there with 1000 yourself, James.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 22, 2010, 01:20:14 PM
Only if I pad things a bit.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 22, 2010, 01:30:11 PM
Yesterday ?  What, only 7 posts so far today - are you ill ?  ;)
No, just distracted :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 22, 2010, 02:06:07 PM
Ars Nova - Chrysalis - Force For The Fourth

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/28/cover_16417182009.jpg)

Japanese prog, anyone?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 22, 2010, 02:12:31 PM
Sounds interesting. Will you give it an airing on TEP?

Actually, does anyone know if there IS a Jpanese Prog scene?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 22, 2010, 02:21:19 PM
Sounds interesting. Will you give it an airing on TEP?

Actually, does anyone know if there IS a Jpanese Prog scene?
I'm thinking about doing an "around the world" spot on the show, with non-European stuff on it, and Ars Nova would certainly feature.

There's a Japanese scene, sort of - Ars Nova are one of the biggest players, but there's also bands such as Mono (more post-rock, maybe?) and some more tangential stuff like Acid Mother's Temple and Angels'in Heavy Syrup. Popular music tends to have a hard time in Japan generally - it's not generally considered as being something you either do or listen to after the age of about 23, I understand. Not that I'm an expert, mind!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 22, 2010, 02:24:07 PM
I think TEE are Japanese - I know I have a few Japanese prog bands on my MySpace...I should create their own folder on there.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 22, 2010, 02:39:28 PM
More a going to be listening to...

I have applied for an evening with Carly Simon at Maida Vale next Tuesday - if I get drawn for tickets and she doesn't play Nobody Does It Better I will cry.

I've been very slowly ticking off bond themes, saw A-ha last year, have seen Garbage and Sheryl Crow do theirs, and Paul McCartney do the second best one, but this would be the icing on the cake.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on February 22, 2010, 02:54:51 PM
grats on the k, Wilf!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 22, 2010, 02:58:04 PM
Wondering if there is a Japanese prog 'sound'?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on February 22, 2010, 02:58:58 PM
plog


(sorry, I know that it's bad taste, but it was too hard to resist.  I'm weak.)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 22, 2010, 03:00:12 PM
 :D - Don't worry, bad taste is what made this forum great.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on February 22, 2010, 03:25:18 PM
That, and Malteasers.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 22, 2010, 03:27:10 PM
plog


(sorry, I know that it's bad taste, but it was too hard to resist.  I'm weak.)

It is - I manfully resisted writing about Plog Lock.  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 22, 2010, 03:28:34 PM
Plog Lock

Has a good ring to it  :)

As opposed to the bad, evil Japanese Ring  :o (not the American rubbish)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 22, 2010, 03:30:04 PM
Man alive, that's a horrible and scary movie.  :o


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 22, 2010, 04:04:53 PM
Wondering if there is a Japanese prog 'sound'?
From what I can glean from the stuff I'm listening to it's mostly about heavy keyboards.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 22, 2010, 04:21:04 PM
Wondering if there is a Japanese prog 'sound'?
From what I can glean from the stuff I'm listening to it's mostly about heavy keyboards.
I've been doing a bit of digging on this matter and from what I've gleened from archived copies of The Wire magazine, wiki etc, there seems to be a sort of Experimental/Krautrock element to the sound of a lot of the outfits (Ghost, Rovo, Marble Sheep, etc).


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 22, 2010, 04:36:46 PM
Emmalee Crane - Crux

(http://he3.magnatune.com/music/Emmalee%20Crane/Crux/cover_160.jpg)

This is a really lovely album - and because it's on Magnatune you can listen to it for free here (http://magnatune.com/artists/albums/emmalee-crux/).


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 22, 2010, 04:49:24 PM
I will do just that. Cheers sir,


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 22, 2010, 04:50:17 PM
There seems to be a sort of Experimental/Krautrock element to the sound of a lot of the outfits

They've all been following Wirson-san and Polcupine Tlee.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 22, 2010, 05:27:16 PM
We are the Lobots!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on February 22, 2010, 06:53:00 PM
00010011 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGoi1MSGu64)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on February 22, 2010, 07:16:42 PM
01011001


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 22, 2010, 07:38:52 PM
That is such a brilliant song.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on February 22, 2010, 09:15:46 PM
Love it to bits?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on February 22, 2010, 09:33:42 PM
Y?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 22, 2010, 11:00:15 PM
"Sniff this one, it's dead."


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 23, 2010, 08:34:29 AM
(http://www.danielcasado.com/web/contenido/Derivas/enero2006/big%20generator.jpg)

If you forget about it being Yes and just listen to it as a cracking Pop/Rock album of its time it's a lot better than if you weigh it down with the name.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on February 23, 2010, 09:02:40 AM
I love Big Generator.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 23, 2010, 09:11:14 AM
Jim, you didn't refer to it in your customary way - what's wrong?

(I love it too; some great tracks on there.)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 23, 2010, 09:41:54 AM
On the way to the gig I listened to D'AccorD by D'AccorD - if you like early Genesis, Jethro Tull and Pink Floyd you will like this album.  You won't hear anything you have not heard a million times before (some sounding suspiciously like they have just copied the original) but you will like it.

On the way back from the gig I listened to Toyah's In The Court Of The Crimson Queen, which I had to buy, just for the album title  :D  And it is very good, if you like that sort of thing - poppy rock.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/511XNbnOy7L._SL500_AA280_.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on February 23, 2010, 09:52:20 AM
She, of course, is the Crimson Queen, being married to whatshisname (sorry, my brain has escaped me).


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 23, 2010, 10:22:37 AM
She's married to Mr Toyah Wilcox


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on February 23, 2010, 11:47:18 AM
And I'm going to see them both tonight! And John Young! Hurrah! (You can tell I don't get out much...)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 23, 2010, 12:16:56 PM
Well worth going out for  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Nellie on February 23, 2010, 12:32:18 PM
Doh!! Just seen the other thread. :-[


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 23, 2010, 12:42:48 PM
Don't worry about missing it - after all, you're only human.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 23, 2010, 02:42:33 PM
Konchordat - English Ghosts

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/5183/cover_548132312010.jpg)

Off to interview them tonight over curry.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 23, 2010, 02:48:23 PM
I got that one recently...not listened to it enough yet, but sounded good the first few times.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on February 23, 2010, 06:02:28 PM
Konchordat - English Ghosts

That album is bloody good.  I absolutely love it and it's being played regularly here.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on February 23, 2010, 06:49:36 PM
Tinyfish - Driving All Night EP

Let's get invisible grows on me every time I listen to it.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on February 23, 2010, 08:47:04 PM
Tinyfish - Driving All Night EP
I've got that EP as well.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on February 23, 2010, 08:57:52 PM
Calling All The Heroes  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on February 23, 2010, 08:58:59 PM
I listened/watched that one as well. Very good.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 24, 2010, 09:00:24 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51E5EM73S7L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Nice bit of US industrial noise.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 24, 2010, 09:06:31 AM
Konchordat - English Ghosts

That album is bloody good.  I absolutely love it and it's being played regularly here.
Nice bunch of lads, too - had an excellent curry in rock'n'roll Woolwich last night, and recorded about two hours of chat of which maybe twenty minutes is useable while staying within the law :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 24, 2010, 09:36:07 AM
The law is an ass, apparently, so don't worry about that.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 24, 2010, 09:40:08 AM
I love David's Prog Curry Interviews. They are always good value for money.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 24, 2010, 10:02:55 AM
I love David's Prog Curry Interviews. They are always good value for money.  :)
...specially as they're free :D

I had a similar feeling to when I interviewed you and Rob, Simon - as you described it yourself "these are my type of lunatics". Within fifteen minutes we were into the potentially libellous stuff about the eighties prog bands they'd encountered when they were Arque.

They're going to be at Transatlantic, so it's likely we'll run into 'em - Lee's a big Tinyfish fan, actually, he was raving about the first album. I think he may have exchanged pleasantries with Rob on some forum or BBS or similar.

Curry was a bit hefty, mind, a few 'issues' this morning...but that will pass...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 24, 2010, 10:12:08 AM
Henry Cow - In Praise Of Learning

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/608/cover_45241026102008.jpg)

It's really a collaboration with Slapp Happy - Dagmar Krause and Peter Blegvad both present and correct, absolutely splendid. I was reminded of the album reading what Simon said about Mr. Blegvad in the lyrics thread yesterday - this isn't really anything like his solo stuff, of course, but made me fire this album up.

Perfect background music for editing complex documents.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 24, 2010, 10:15:26 AM
Sounds like everybody who is anybody in Prog will be at Transatlantic - should mean I can chuck in loads of links in my review and get those mad yanks checking out you guys  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 24, 2010, 10:43:49 AM
Thanks James. Any chance to get more victims is always appreciated sir.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on February 24, 2010, 08:41:54 PM
Roger Waters - In the Flesh

Great tunes
Great musicians
Great Lyrics
Crpa Singer

Hey - it's PROG.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 24, 2010, 08:49:30 PM
Very true - I have never been convinced by Dave Gilmour's vocals either.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 24, 2010, 08:56:15 PM
Wishbone Ash - There's The Rub

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/eb/TheresTheRub_WishboneAsh.jpg/200px-TheresTheRub_WishboneAsh.jpg)

The first Ash album to feature Laurie Wisefield. Basically a great selection of tunes and nifty guitar playing.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on February 25, 2010, 08:06:11 AM
Jeff Beck - Blow by Blow. Specifically Scatterburn at this moment.  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 25, 2010, 09:40:46 AM
Dandy Warhols - Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51W0KVA0H6L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

We played this on the car on the way back from Gloucestershire on Saturday, and it's an album that's chock-full of earworms. This band just exude general coolness, I love this record.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on February 25, 2010, 12:20:20 PM
car on the way back from Gloucestershire on Saturday
Still hand-delivering the begging letters to the Euro-millions jackpot winners then?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 25, 2010, 01:04:56 PM
car on the way back from Gloucestershire on Saturday
Still hand-delivering the begging letters to the Euro-millions jackpot winners then?
:D

Funnily enough they live in a tiny village about two miles from where my wife was brought up.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 25, 2010, 01:20:46 PM
2 miles must entitle you to at least £1000


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 25, 2010, 01:48:11 PM
*nods in agreement*


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 25, 2010, 01:52:58 PM
2 miles must entitle you to at least £1000
lol...

Chances are my father-in-law alienated them at some stage. He seems to do that with most of his neighbours at some point.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 25, 2010, 02:13:35 PM
The Dandy Warhols Are Sound (on Spotify)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61jkmn7DUSL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Quite a bit different from Thirteen Tales... but rather jolly, nonetheless.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Bert on February 25, 2010, 03:49:07 PM
Roger Waters - In the Flesh

Great tunes
Great musicians
Great Lyrics
Crpa Singer

Hey - it's PROG.

I think that's a bit unfair on those girls...

...oh, wait, I see...

TBF he's never claimed to be a good singer, or a good bass player for that matter. He is, though, IMHO, one of the true genius' of English Popular Music (tm) and deserves recogniution as such.  

I admire Gilmour and his guitary stuff is beyond compare, but for the real genius of Floyd, you need look no further than R Waters. And that includes all the stuff with Syd.

Anyway, I hope that's not all too controversial  ;)

Anyway...

(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ZY06mJTLQJWKSM:http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41R5PA0d3ZL._SS500_.jpg)

Crikey, it's slow. Boy in the Bubble is OK tho


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on February 25, 2010, 03:52:16 PM
I just remember an interview in a magazine many years back. Roger: "I was just thinking who the great English songwriters were. There's John Lennon of course, and there's me - and I can't think of anyone else."



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Bert on February 25, 2010, 03:58:37 PM
I just remember an interview in a magazine many years back. Roger: "I was just thinking who the great English songwriters were. There's John Lennon of course, and there's me - and I can't think of anyone else."



Well... I'm not sure he was right about John Lennon frankly... ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 25, 2010, 04:19:34 PM
I am not listening to it, but still I have the sounds of those crazy A-Ha boys swirling round inside my head.

GET OUT !!!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: MikeEvs on February 25, 2010, 04:35:32 PM
My random itunes playlist this afternoon:

Big Bad Train - The Underfall Yard (from The Underfall Yard)
Devin Townsend Project - Supercrush (from Addicted)
Shadow Gallery - Haunted (from Digital Ghosts)
Paul Anka - Tears In Heaven (from Rock Swings)
Pink Floyd - Comportably Numb (From Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd)
Paul Gilbert - I like Rock (from Burning Organ)
Deadsoul Tribe - Wings of Faith (from The January Tree)
Spock's Beard - NWC (from Gluttons For Punishment)
Kelly Clarkson - Don't Waste Your Time (from My December)
It Bites - Sister Sarah (from The Best of It Bites)
Harvest - She Tries (from Underground Community)
Tinyfish - She's All I want (from Curious Things)
NDV - Will It Be Me (from Karma)
Marilyn Manson - Black and White (from The High End Of Low)
Karnataka - Crazy (from Strange Behaviour)
Spock's Beard - Skeletens At The Feast ( from Spock's Beard)
Jellyfish - Brighter Day (from Spilt Milk)
Poverty's No Crime - End In Sight (from Save My Soul)
Karnataka - Time Stands Still (from Strange Behaviour)
Megadeth - Die Dead Enough (from The System Has Failed)
Black Stone Cherry - Things My Father Said (from Folklore and Superstition)
In This Moment - The Great Divide (from The Dream)
Neal Morse -  In The Fire (from ?)
Coverdale/Page - Pride and Joy (from Whitesnake: The Silver Anniversary Collection)
Forever Never - Send Me a Sign (Closer) (from Forever Never)
Spock's Beard - There Was a Time (from Octane)
Liv Kristine - For a Moment (from My Religion)
Marillion - The Opium Den (from Made Again)
OSI - Our Town (from Free)
Shadow Gallery - Hope For Us (from Tyranny)
PauL Gilbert&Freddy Nelson - I'm The Last Rock & Roll Star (from United States)
Sevendust - Inside (from Chapter VII:Hope and Sorrow)
Pink Floyd - Keep Talking (from Echoes The Best of Pink Floyd)
Jorn - Road of The Cross (from Spirit Black)
Evergrey - At Loss For Words (from Monday Morning Apocalypse)
Mr Big - What's it Gonna Be (from Bump Ahead)
Nightwish - Master Passion Greed (from Dark Passion Play)
Poverty's No Crime - Access Denied (from The Chemical Chaos)
Porcupine Tree - Your Unpleasant Family (from The Incident)
Dreamscape - Thorn In My Mind Live (from 5th Season)
Neal Morse - It's Not Too Late (from It's Not Too Late)
Magellan - Invisible Bright Man (from Innocent God)
Within Temptation - Somewhere ( from An Acoustic Night At The Theatre)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 25, 2010, 04:40:18 PM
My random itunes playlist this afternoon:

Big Bad Train - The Underfall Yard (from The Underfall Yard)

Is that the death metal remix ?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on February 25, 2010, 07:08:22 PM
My random itunes playlist this afternoon:
....

Interesting.  I never put my player on random.  It just seems wrong.  I prefer to listen to whole albums with the songs in the order put together by the band.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on February 25, 2010, 07:22:55 PM
My random itunes playlist this afternoon:
....

Interesting.  I never put my player on random.  It just seems wrong.  I prefer to listen to whole albums with the songs in the order put together by the band.

Come on, live a little. Be a rebel. Hit the shuffle button :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Bert on February 25, 2010, 08:58:00 PM

Coverdale/Page - Pride and Joy (from Whitesnake: The Silver Anniversary Collection)


That album is a forgotten classic  8)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 25, 2010, 09:07:46 PM
The Watch - Planet Earth?

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/638/cover_252014922010.jpg)

Yes, it still sounds like a long-lost Genesis album from the seventies. And yes, they still sound pretty good :D

Look, there's a nice picture of a Mellotron on the front!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on February 25, 2010, 09:41:15 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51rofBQ4GrL._SS500_.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Wilson DHC on February 25, 2010, 09:43:37 PM
Is that an armardillo? Very Tap. ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: MikeEvs on February 25, 2010, 09:46:35 PM
My random itunes playlist this afternoon:
....

Interesting.  I never put my player on random.  It just seems wrong.  I prefer to listen to whole albums with the songs in the order put together by the band.

To be honest my mp3 player is almost always on random as my journey to and from work isn't long enough to listen to a whole album so I just leave the player on random.  Normally on afternoon like today I would have listened to whole albums but I couldn't make up my mind what to listen too so it just went on shuffle instead.  Haven't been able to listen to much in work this week due to having a lot of video to edit but had no editing to do today so was free to play music all afternoon ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on February 25, 2010, 10:12:46 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51rofBQ4GrL._SS500_.jpg)

hold your head up!


higher!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 26, 2010, 12:56:30 AM
Look, there's a nice picture of a Mellotron on the front!

Who needs a picture ?  I just saw Big Elf !!!

(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.noisecreep.com/media/2009/10/big-elf-tour-poland-200-mwo100609.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 26, 2010, 10:44:32 AM
Genesis Archive Vol. 2

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51krCATWw2L._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

Specifically some of the live material on the second disc.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 26, 2010, 11:03:23 AM
Karnivool - Sound Awake, in anticipation of seeing them in London the day after Winter's End.

Very 'Oceansize', which is good in my book.  And in my cd player.

(http://www.melodic.net/img7/Karnivool%20-%20Sound%20Awake.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on February 26, 2010, 11:06:30 AM
If it's in the same ballpark as Oceansize then I'm interested.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 26, 2010, 11:08:30 AM
They could very well be the 'Australian Oceansize'  :)  Well worth a listen.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 26, 2010, 11:27:09 AM
If it's in the same ballpark as Oceansize then I'm interested.
They're silly buggers, I do know that - my mate Stu, DLBN's only Aussie DJ, interviewed them recently, then listening to it again realized he could use hardly any of the stuff he'd recorded.

...not unlike the job I'm having editing the Konchordat interview, actually. Rather a lot of colourful language, libellous (or at best, bitchy) comments about public figures, and a lot of giggling, drooling and talking with your mouth full of naan.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 26, 2010, 11:38:41 AM
Will we get to know which type of naan...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 26, 2010, 12:01:54 PM
Will we get to know which type of naan...
I'm sure it's in there somewhere!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on February 26, 2010, 01:06:47 PM
Tunng - Good Arrows

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61rtmA00apL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

They've got a new album out next week, too...looking forward to that...and to the new Laura Marling album later in the month...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on February 26, 2010, 08:46:35 PM
Will we get to know which type of naan...
Hope it's one of those smiley, friendly ones that are always knitting...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on February 26, 2010, 08:51:35 PM
Oooh - a new Tunng album - that is good news.

I used to go see them a lot a few years ago, but that was with someone other than Mme Cholet andf it didn't end well - I got to keep Marillion she got to keep Tunng.

She can't stop me listening though.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 26, 2010, 10:25:19 PM
Russian Circles - Geneva

Only just started listening to it and already like it lots  :)  Cool cover art too  8)

(http://dailyspot.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/russian-circles-geneva.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on February 27, 2010, 01:18:53 AM
Good cover.

I have started looking at album covers recently ... In fact it deserves a separate thread.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 27, 2010, 01:00:25 PM
Seems appropriate for in here...

Koi - In Tomorrow Hid Yesterday

Lots of swirling melodies as it bounces along - I'm liking this a lot too.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on February 27, 2010, 01:20:58 PM
My Midnight Creeps - "Don't let em bring you down."

The guitarists from Madrugada and Ricochets. Sounds good to be. Their new album just got 6/6 in Norway's largest paper so I will be iTuning this asap.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on February 28, 2010, 10:42:07 AM
Monika and her Danish friend Maria are downstairs playing backgammon and listening to The Invisible Man by Marillion. I guess we'll be getting the whole of Marbles then... :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on February 28, 2010, 12:27:05 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_GmFH6Lj7GxE/SncH4ChjXhI/AAAAAAAAADg/K-MZ-uTiCd4/s400/Pere-Ubu-The-Modern-Dance-343633.jpg)

Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on February 28, 2010, 12:53:28 PM
I went through a varied day yesterday...

Crippled Black Phoenix - A Love Of Shared Disasters
Peter Gabriel - Scratch My Back
England -v- Ireland rugby commentary
Stoke -v- Arsenal football commentary
Jadis - Medium Rare


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 01, 2010, 11:08:12 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_GmFH6Lj7GxE/SncH4ChjXhI/AAAAAAAAADg/K-MZ-uTiCd4/s400/Pere-Ubu-The-Modern-Dance-343633.jpg)

Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance
Ohh good choice sir!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 01, 2010, 11:34:55 AM
Of The I - Balance Instars

(http://www.ofthei.com/images/stories/albumcover2.png)

Strangest thing...turns out I saw this band when Chris, Rick and I went to see Pure Reason Revolution last year, but the sound for both support acts was so dire that they sounded dreadful, and I'd forgotten all about it. Then last week the careers guy at the College I work at came in with this CD saying that one of the band members was a student here as late as last year.

The album's not half bad, really.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 01, 2010, 12:00:09 PM
I was at that gig - their vocalist's 'witty banter' did nothing to endear them to the crowd, unfortunately.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 01, 2010, 12:05:27 PM
I was at that gig - their vocalist's 'witty banter' did nothing to endear them to the crowd, unfortunately.
Who were the third band, James, do you remember?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 01, 2010, 12:24:04 PM
The Domino State - their current claim to fame seems to be that they were support to Coldplay at the O2.

Much more of an 'indie' sound.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 01, 2010, 12:24:26 PM
The Domino State - their current claim to fame seems to be that they were support to Coldplay at the O2.

Much more of an 'indie' sound.
Ah, thank you.

I thought they were bloody awful.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on March 01, 2010, 12:25:34 PM
I saw Gallon Drunk support PJ Harvey once, and it was quite clear where they got their name from.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 01, 2010, 12:27:20 PM
I thought they were bloody awful.

That's probably how they got the Coldplay gig  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on March 01, 2010, 12:43:48 PM
When I used to go to gigs when I was at college, I always assumed that the support band was chosen for their complete inability to play.  That way the main band looks so much better.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 01, 2010, 12:47:43 PM
I was thinking that after I had been put through Iced Earth and Lamb Of God before the majestic grandeur of Heaven And Hell - just one Iommi riff was enough to put down the young upstarts  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 01, 2010, 12:55:55 PM
The flipside is that back in the day doing lots of support slots was the way you got into the scene, and attracted a bit of a following. Having spent most of my road crew days working for bands who were pretty much eternal support acts I always make a point of seeing the opening bands, and you get the occasional goodie.

The fabled 'Marquee Support' was the initial nirvana for any up and coming prog band. I know that Freefall did that, as did many of the other later-stars of the scene. Twice Bitten were never out of the place, but that was because there were only two of them, and no drums. It's a shame Patterson used to spend half the set tuning up :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 01, 2010, 01:05:17 PM
And the second half of the set tuning down  ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 01, 2010, 01:10:45 PM
And the second half of the set tuning down  ;)
To be fair, his guitars were always capable of doing that unassisted ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 01, 2010, 01:15:11 PM
No wonder it is taking him so long to put it all on cd  ::) ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 01, 2010, 01:20:57 PM
No wonder it is taking him so long to put it all on cd  ::) ;D
Oh, the latest intelligence is that he's not. The current thinking is that it should just be on vinyl. And yes, you read me right.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 01, 2010, 01:42:38 PM
He can put them on another pair of demo tapes if he likes, I just need them on something/anything before my originals wear out.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 01, 2010, 01:47:32 PM
He can put them on another pair of demo tapes if he likes, I just need them on something/anything before my originals wear out.
I'm working on him, but it's never easy with Rog. In the twenty-odd years I've known him he's never gone forward with an idea that he didn't have himself :)

Your safest bet, for the time being, is to make your own digital copies of Dialogue and No Third Man, just in case. That may be as good as it gets.

(And yes, I'm being deliberately provocative, maybe he'll rise to the challenge!)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 01, 2010, 02:30:18 PM
I saw Gallon Drunk support PJ Harvey once, and it was quite clear where they got their name from.
I remember that gig. What an awful racket (and not in a good way).


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 01, 2010, 08:16:47 PM
Be-Bop Deluxe - Sunburst Finish

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/fc/Be_bop_sunburst_cover.jpg/200px-Be_bop_sunburst_cover.jpg)

Bill Nelson was the man in those days. Accept no substitutes!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on March 02, 2010, 07:33:01 AM
Be-Bop Deluxe - Sunburst Finish

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/fc/Be_bop_sunburst_cover.jpg/200px-Be_bop_sunburst_cover.jpg)

Bill Nelson was the man in those days. Accept no substitutes!

One of my best mates is Bill Nelson's Guitar tech.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 02, 2010, 10:35:06 AM
Ellie Goulding - Lights (on Spotify)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61jFAYgajfL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

She is, supposedly, The Next Big Thing. Pleasant enough music...I'm sure it doesn't hurt her music career that she's as fit as a robber's dog.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 02, 2010, 12:19:27 PM
she does indeed have a not unpleasant countenance.

(http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/today/reports/archive/features/images/terrythomas_cad.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on March 02, 2010, 02:04:17 PM
Despite having the expression of a dog that's just been shown a card trick.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: benb on March 02, 2010, 08:02:17 PM
King Crimson - The Collectable King Crimson vol.1, 2 live shows from 1974.Pretty good stuff.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 02, 2010, 10:43:34 PM
Lindisfarne - Fog On The Tyne

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/de/Lindisfarne-FogOnTheTyne.jpg)

### Meet me on the corner when the lights are coming on and I'll be there...I promise I'll be there... ###

Simply classic stuff


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on March 02, 2010, 11:07:50 PM
a shuffle of Kino - Picture, It Bites - The Tall Ships. and The Urbane - Neon and Glitter

 8)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 03, 2010, 09:24:02 AM
Robert Wyatt - Comicopera

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4120kEPslaL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

There's no-one quite like Robert Wyatt...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 03, 2010, 09:38:47 AM
Robert Wyatt - Comicopera

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4120kEPslaL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

There's no-one quite like Robert Wyatt...
Now Robert Wyatt is an artist who I have had little contact with save his Soft Machine work and the obvious tour de force that is Shipbuilding. Is this a good album to introduce the man?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 03, 2010, 09:40:05 AM
North Atlantic Oscillation - Callsigns ep  Seeing them at the Barfly in Camden tonight.

Achilles Sound - Up In Arms ep  They are supporting The Pineapple Thief at a gig in August, but I have a feeling it clashes with Bloodstock


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 03, 2010, 11:27:40 AM
Now Robert Wyatt is an artist who I have had little contact with save his Soft Machine work and the obvious tour de force that is Shipbuilding. Is this a good album to introduce the man?
Every album is different, that's the trouble...this one is really good (it's his most recent), but Schleep and Old Rottenhat are great too. Rock Bottom, his first album after his accident, is the one everyone talks about as being a real classic, though it does take a bit of getting used to.

Comicopera features that man Eno again, as well as Phil Manzanera.

Good thing is...they're all on Spotify :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 03, 2010, 11:29:11 AM
*punches air and smiles*

I love Spotify. Thanks Wilfy baby for the info and advice.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 03, 2010, 11:35:38 AM
Any time, sugarplum.

Damn, what a giveaway!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on March 03, 2010, 11:59:55 AM
I like Spotify. It allows me to listen to individual songs by bands who's total output I wouldn't normally spend vast amounts of money on. My playlist currently includes such gems as:

Pilot - Magic
Toto - Hold The Line
Wings - Jet
Eric Clapton - Cocaine
Supertramp - The Logical Song
The Allman Brothers - Whipping Post
Elton John - Rocket Man
Donkeyboy - Ambitions
Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street

and so on...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 03, 2010, 01:29:08 PM
Oooh, Allman Brothers...

<dials up Live At The Fillmore East on Spotify>

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2BtlOEyJnL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 03, 2010, 01:55:46 PM
Oooh, Allman Brothers...

<dials up Live At The Fillmore East on Spotify>

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2BtlOEyJnL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
That is a magic, magic live album.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on March 03, 2010, 11:34:03 PM
(http://images.bluebeat.com/an/7/3/1/2/4/l42137.jpg)

Definitely going to have to get the DVD of this one, especially as Imogen Heap guests on it.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 04, 2010, 07:27:15 AM
Definitely going to have to get the DVD of this one, especially as Imogen Heap guests on it.
His band on that are outstanding, including Vinnie Colaiuta (sp?) on drums and Tal Wilkenfeld on bass.

(http://www.freedrumlessons.com/media/drummers/vinnie-colaiuta-pic1.jpg)(http://www.mikeestepband.com/weblog/tal_wilkenfeld.jpg)

There's one bit in the film where they pan to the audience and there's Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, both grinning like schoolkids as they watch. Beck really is the guitar-player's guitarist.

Imogen Heap's bit is great, but sadly you also have to suffer Joss "Oh, Shut Up!" Stone, too...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 04, 2010, 11:49:22 AM
Ted Killian, Flux Aeterna. Astonishing stuff. Had to turn it off last night because my sons complained. Think Fripp goes industrial, with a heavy dose of something else that I can't quite place.

(http://www.indiejazz.com/album_art/pfmcd007_400.jpg)

Track 5, Recurvate Plaint, is gorgeous.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 04, 2010, 12:09:45 PM
Now that sounds like it's worth a listen Catherine. I will see if Spotify can find it.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 04, 2010, 07:41:36 PM
Black Bonzo - Guillotine Drama

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/1406/cover_205692392009.jpg)

To paraphrase Mr. Belew, the more I hear it, the more I like it...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Giggling_Magda on March 04, 2010, 08:05:20 PM
Dream Theater - the answer lies within

(http://dt.spatang.com/albums/octavarium.jpg)

it's a great song :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 04, 2010, 10:32:39 PM
OSI - Free

Oh, yes.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on March 04, 2010, 11:31:46 PM
Only a ginger can call another ginger Ginger...

Ginger!

(http://wheel.blogs.com/binary/HelpTheseGingerKids-thumb.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 04, 2010, 11:34:48 PM
Sounds like a good cause for GWAR


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on March 04, 2010, 11:51:26 PM
Deep Ocean - Frost*  on the Planet Frost* myspace.

rocking.  and with that, I think I'm a stingray!!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 04, 2010, 11:55:33 PM
Yey, Stingray !!!  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on March 05, 2010, 09:20:11 AM
der-der-lurder-der-der!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 05, 2010, 09:28:40 AM
Sandy Denny - The North Star Grassman And The Ravens

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51TTPNV8H9L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Simply perfect - and doing a good job of calming me down after a rancid journey into the office and a crappy day yesterday.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 05, 2010, 10:35:16 AM
...and moving on from Sandy...

M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51eETn6cNqL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

Do you know this lot, Simon? If not, I think you'll like 'em :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 05, 2010, 10:36:49 AM
I know them very well indeed sir.  :D This is their best album by miles too!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 05, 2010, 10:53:55 AM
Moved out of my OSI loop into King Crimson - Discipline last night.

And then put Unitopia - The Garden on in the car on the drive up to work this morning.  Will switch to disc 2 on the drive home later on.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Bert on March 05, 2010, 12:52:08 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/95/Yes_Going_for_the_One.jpg)

I reckon this is Yes' most harmonious album by far. Great songs and the absolute epic Awaken.

The production has a kind of dream-like, other-worldly quality, especially Turn of the Century.

And as for the Church Organ on Parallels and Awaken, it's immense. There's a bit towards the end of Awaken where the song reaches a crescendo and Wakeman hammers down some mighty major chords that never fail to make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. Marvellous stuff.

There should be more church organs in popular music, I think.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on March 05, 2010, 12:55:46 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/95/Yes_Going_for_the_One.jpg)

I reckon this is Yes' most harmonious album by far. Great songs and the absolute epic Awaken.

The production has a kind of dream-like, other-worldly quality, especially Turn of the Century.

And as for the Church Organ on Parallels and Awaken, it's immense. There's a bit towards the end of Awaken where the song reaches a crescendo and Wakeman hammers down some mighty major chords that never fail to make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. Marvellous stuff.

There should be more church organs in popular music, I think.

Interesting....  Refering to Yes as popular music, I mean.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on March 05, 2010, 01:17:34 PM
When were they last in the hit parade?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 05, 2010, 01:27:06 PM
When were they last in the hit parade?
1983


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 05, 2010, 01:39:14 PM
Awaken is an absolutely storming track though. One of their best in fact.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Bert on March 05, 2010, 01:44:24 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/95/Yes_Going_for_the_One.jpg)

I reckon this is Yes' most harmonious album by far. Great songs and the absolute epic Awaken.

The production has a kind of dream-like, other-worldly quality, especially Turn of the Century.

And as for the Church Organ on Parallels and Awaken, it's immense. There's a bit towards the end of Awaken where the song reaches a crescendo and Wakeman hammers down some mighty major chords that never fail to make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. Marvellous stuff.

There should be more church organs in popular music, I think.

Interesting....  Refering to Yes as popular music, I mean.

You are a Shark by forum designation, and one by nature, I'll wager


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 05, 2010, 01:48:35 PM
Awaken is an absolutely storming track though. One of their best in fact.
I've seen them perform that song twice, and on both occasions I was in floods of tears, it was so damned wonderful.

One of those songs that got me through the "the world hates me" years in my late teens....


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 05, 2010, 02:46:15 PM
Another band I arrived very late at the table to. Fantastic stuff though.

(http://www.resistrecords.com/catalog/images/fugazi%20repeater.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on March 06, 2010, 12:19:19 AM
They eat Reps? After they get the free samples I presume...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on March 06, 2010, 10:40:28 AM
Not strictly listening to it now nut, on the way back from dropping Moni at the airport this morning Göteborg Bandit Rock Radio played a Heavy Metal version of Genesis' "Land of Confusion"! I nearly crashed the car!  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on March 06, 2010, 11:48:01 AM
Not strictly listening to it now nut, on the way back from dropping Moni at the airport this morning Göteborg Bandit Rock Radio played a Heavy Metal version of Genesis' "Land of Confusion"! I nearly crashed the car!  :D

That was by The Disturbed, I think.

Meanwhile, I've just started listening to the new Frost* tunes on their MySpace. Just started with Falling Down live and I'm gobsmacked. It's so f*cking good! Can't wait for the rest!  ;D

Update: Deep Ocean is astounding. And beserk.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on March 06, 2010, 11:56:34 AM
Previously, I listened to Davy Knowles And The Back Door Slam's latest record, Coming Up For Air.

(http://img.sharedmp3.net/files/pics/1287/1286734/img_1_pr.jpg)

It's beautiful. If you like the Blues/really good guitar music, give it a listen. Phenomenal! And the chap's only 22 years old. (Talented b*stard.)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on March 06, 2010, 11:56:58 AM

That was by The Disturbed, I think.


And you can listen to it here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0tsTgBKmhU).


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: benb on March 06, 2010, 07:48:11 PM
Fairport Convention - Nine

earlier:

Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Vol.11


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on March 06, 2010, 08:53:36 PM
A playful little picked guitar loop I've recorded in 21/4.
It really wants to be part of a bigger piece but I'm still looking for the right accompaniments and arrangements.
It sounds really naff and noddy on it's own but with a groove and some rhythm guitar it seems to come alive.
Intriguing...but the trouble is, when this has happened before, I always find the path to cliché-ville and/or trite city.
Time to take a break from it. :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 06, 2010, 09:13:24 PM
Fairport Convention - Nine
That's a massively under-rated record.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: benb on March 06, 2010, 09:43:07 PM
Bought it on my way out to the rig.
Not bad at all although i think i prefer some of their other albums.

Now playing:

Hawkwind - Take Me To Your Leader 8)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 06, 2010, 10:17:42 PM
I got stuck on the A40 for (literally  >:() hours and so had to turn around from going to the From Great Height gig in Camden  :(

Then came across a MySpace blog from Mind Sculpture (http://www.myspace.com/mindsculpturems) and been listening to the tracks he has put up on there - really enjoying them, and they have raised my spirits !


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 06, 2010, 10:43:14 PM
Unitopia - The Garden

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/4175/cover_9581526122008.jpg)

This is a real cracker.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 06, 2010, 11:54:02 PM
Absolutely agree on that - finally got on to the second disc this morning, and it's even more of the same brilliant stuff.

Really looking forward to seeing them at RoSfest.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on March 07, 2010, 02:40:37 AM
had a gift-certificate at the local cd shop, and it was Tax-Free Day, so...

Bjork - Volta
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Flyleaf - Momento Mori
Peter Gabriel - Scratch My Back
Pat Metheny - Orchestrion
Supertramp - Crime of the Century

whee!!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 07, 2010, 09:19:50 AM
Absolutely agree on that - finally got on to the second disc this morning, and it's even more of the same brilliant stuff.

Really looking forward to seeing them at RoSfest.
Likewise here, but at Summer's End.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 07, 2010, 02:38:48 PM
The Scorpions - In Trance

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/50/InTrance.jpg)

Rawk!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Prog Cat on March 07, 2010, 06:00:50 PM
Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain - Antiphon. Like a breath of fresh air!! :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 07, 2010, 06:09:11 PM
You can't beat a bit of Uke sir. Welcome to the forums btw.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Prog Cat on March 07, 2010, 07:12:23 PM
Ta muchly good sir.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 08, 2010, 12:30:15 AM
Spandex Ballet - Seriously, Don't Release This


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on March 08, 2010, 09:51:25 AM
Spandex Ballet - Seriously, Don't Release This

Ditto.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on March 08, 2010, 10:16:48 AM
I'm listening to the Davy Knowles And Back Door Slam album again. The last copy was bought for a friend who had dibbs on it, so I got meself one. And I'm going to buy a third for my Ma for Mother's Day.

If you like the Blues, you really need to check this out. It is just amazing stuff. Produced by Peter Frampton, too.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 08, 2010, 02:06:15 PM
Crippled Black Phoenix - Night Raider

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51tzvVvs%2BeL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 08, 2010, 02:10:35 PM
Just got the Crippled Black Phoenix albums - lots of very good stuff within them.  I am seeing them live with Wovenhand at Bush Hall on 1 June


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 08, 2010, 02:27:03 PM
D'you know, James, that doesn't surprise me in the slightest :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 08, 2010, 02:40:25 PM
Had a feeling it wouldn't  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 08, 2010, 04:03:22 PM
Fats Domino - This Is Fats

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41wh8jeogIL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

When my Dad died (just over a year ago) I inherited his vinyl collection, which isn't very big but is quite varied. Never a great music lover, my Dad, he picked stuff up here and there when he heard something he liked. One thing he always did was keep his records in superb condition.

Anyway, I brought them down from Sunderland when Huw and I went to visit last summer, and they've been sitting in a corner unplayed. My Mum rang yesterday and casually asked if I'd played any of them, and this triggered me to crack a few out.

And this one is a bit of a gem, actually, enjoying tapping my foot along to tunes that I somehow remember from being a child but until now couldn't remember where. And, something I haven't done that much because I never really saw him when I was a kid (he worked abroad) I'm finding I miss my Dad.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 08, 2010, 04:34:47 PM
Now I want to listen to Fats Domino.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Bert on March 08, 2010, 05:08:39 PM
(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:bS2xovakiY2ipM:http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51MjYWgqcsL._SL500_.jpg)

Time to remember this band as the Rock Gods they were. This album just crackles with energy and attitude.



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 08, 2010, 05:34:16 PM
(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:bS2xovakiY2ipM:http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51MjYWgqcsL._SL500_.jpg)

Time to remember this band as the Rock Gods they were. This album just crackles with energy and attitude.
Live Killers may be the best live album ever, methinks.

I saw Queen just after they released that album, at the City Hall in Newcastle, probably the last time they did 'small' halls. Absolutely mind-blowing. They delivered what the album promised. Brighton Rock and Now I'm Here were particular highlights.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 08, 2010, 06:40:20 PM
I quite agree. I remember Jim (I think) telling me 'you HAVE to get this album'. I wasn't disappointed either (even if Brian May looks as though he's been painted in on the cover).


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 08, 2010, 11:11:56 PM
Okay, I'm going to tell you a little secret. I suspect I am not the only one here that does this but there are bands I rave about and want everyone to listen to and then there are bands or albums that I keep mostly to myself 'cos it's MY music and no-one else's. I've loved this album for years and never really told anyone about it because every song just means the world to me. That said, I've just watched a BBC documentary on the man himself and it just broke my heart all over again.

Dennis Wilson - Pacific Ocean Blue

(http://www.vinyl-justice.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/51v8jflxql_ss500_.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on March 08, 2010, 11:36:33 PM
I've been meaning to search that one out now for quite some time, purely out of curiosity. As for albums I keep to myself, I don't have any. I've always followed my belief that the music that has changed my life in so many ways, and means the world to me, should be shared with as many people who will listen to it in the hope that it will have a similar effect on them as it did on me.

Share the love.  8)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 08, 2010, 11:42:59 PM
I'm pretty much with Mouse on that - I find it hard to keep something I have found in music to myself.  Mostly find it even harder to find someone who wants me to share it with them, though  ;D

So, in the style of David Coverdale, ere's one for ya

unfolk - the venetian book of the dead


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 08, 2010, 11:49:17 PM
I've got quite a few that I just keep to myself but this one is a pretty open secret to those who've had the misfortune to know me over the years. I remember sitting on the roof of a flat in East Sheen with a very strange but wonderful gentleman we all knew as 'Kenno' singing the songs from Pacific Ocean Blue at 4 o'clock on a Saturday morning at the top of our lungs. As we clung to one another, we promised that we'd be mates 'till the day we all died.

He buggered off 6 weeks later, leaving me half of his record collection (which contained said album P.O.B.) and owing me £130. Ah, good times.  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on March 09, 2010, 07:33:52 AM
I've got quite a few that I just keep to myself but this one is a pretty open secret to those who've had the misfortune to know me over the years. I remember sitting on the roof of a flat in East Sheen with a very strange but wonderful gentleman we all knew as 'Kenno' singing the songs from Pacific Ocean Blue at 4 o'clock on a Saturday morning at the top of our lungs. As we clung to one another, we promised that we'd be mates 'till the day we all died.

He buggered off 6 weeks later, leaving me half of his record collection (which contained said album P.O.B.) and owing me £130. Ah, good times.  ;D

I think I lost my Thin Lizzy, Renegade Tour t-shirt to Kenno. And £100. Those were the days, eh?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 09, 2010, 07:56:08 AM
This is freaking me out...lol...

Pacific Ocean Blue is one of the albums I inherited from my Dad, as described in this very thread. I've always loved that one, and recently bought the 'legacy edition' (or whatever it's called) on CD, which has many bonus tracks including the version of Holy Man (from the incomplete and unreleased Bambu album) with Taylor Hawkins on vocals.

Everything about the album is quality. I'm a Beach Boys heretic in that I prefer their later stuff, where Dennis was a bigger presence.

I saw that programme on BBC4 too, it was fascinating.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 09, 2010, 09:48:19 AM
(http://shop.twelfthnight.info/xii.jpg)
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Don't like it - have bought tickets to the show in Kilburn - tell me that they'll play some of the good stuff too.

So far it's all 80's synth rock  with only the briefest nod to prog.

I'd only heard the earlier stuff before which I though was brilliant.

I'm a disappointed panda

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/90/Sad_panda.svg/500px-Sad_panda.svg.png)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 09, 2010, 10:14:29 AM
Twelfth Night are a little like that UB, very much a curate's egg. I honestly believe that if you buy Fact and Fiction plus Live And Let Live, you really got the best of what they had to offer back then. I love both of those albums very much (especially L.A.L.L.).

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/339/cover_5621014112009.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 09, 2010, 10:16:48 AM
Agree with what Simon says here - XII is not great. If you can still get your hands on it, Art And Ilusion, the EP they made just after Andy Sears joined (and which has quite a few songs co-written with Geoff Mann) is better.

Also, they were always a great live act, UB, so if it runs to form the gig may well still be very good.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 09, 2010, 10:47:36 AM
For me, XII for Twelfth Night was what The Wedge was for Pallas - trying to hit that 80s poprock market.  And failing.

There are some good elements within it, but certainly not their best work.  The albums the others have mentioned are far, far better, and hopefully will form the core of their live set.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 09, 2010, 10:58:00 AM
But I love The Wedge - Executioner/Ratracing was one of the highlights of the gigs last year, and Just a Memory and even the overblown Win or Lose are marvellous, if very much of their time.

I suppose I was into it at the time, so it has fond memories. It might not stand up to discovering now.

Similarly I love IQ's Nomzamo, but I heard Are You Sitting Comfortably? much later and I can't listen to it.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 09, 2010, 11:04:28 AM
Dance Through The Fire may as well have been Duran Duran, though  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 09, 2010, 12:05:42 PM
And...well....all of these albums were products of their time. Pallas and Twelfth Night were trying to make music into a career in those days, and were probably advised to move in a certain direction to "capture market share". These days it's very different, innit? Most proggy type bands aren't making their living out of it, so they're going to be more focussed on making the music they want to make.

IQ are a good case in point - once they reconvened, no longer as fully professional, the quality improved. Maybe it'll be the same for Twelfth Night...I guess we'll see...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on March 09, 2010, 12:10:45 PM
I don't think that Twelfth Night will be producing anything new.  I went to the re-union concert at the Peel at the end of 2007, and it struck me then that there was a lot of good stuff, but also a lot that passed me by.

That time, and the warm up gig that they did in 2008, they played the whole of Fact or Fiction.  I really loved the accoustic guitar parts from Clive Mitten (I think). 


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 09, 2010, 12:33:08 PM
The whole of Fact or Fiction would do me nicely. It's my favourite of theirs I've heard so far.

I've just been lent a dodgy bootleg copy of The Art and Illusion Tour, so I'll try and get back on track with that.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 09, 2010, 12:48:37 PM
Ultimately I think Yvette, my wife and a massive Twelfth Night fan back in the day, summed it up best.

"After Geoff left they were finished. He wasn't the main writer, the spokesman or the architect, but he was the heart of Twelfth Night. As technically good a singer as Andy Sears is or was, he had an impossible job. It's no surprise it all fell to pieces. The miracle is that they managed to stumble on as long as they did without Geoff"

There's a real sense in Live And Let Live of something ending - it was recorded at Geoff's last two gigs (at the Marquee, of course) with Twelfth Night. We were at both nights, and even though the band were decided they would continue, there was a definite sense amongst the crowd of "oh well, that's that, then".


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 09, 2010, 01:14:28 PM
And of course this time it's without Andy Revell as well  :'(

But I'll go and see the pale reflection and hope they can touch the hem of the former magic.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 09, 2010, 01:17:09 PM
Yes, not having Rev there is going to be strange.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on March 09, 2010, 01:29:57 PM
Ultimately I think Yvette, my wife and a massive Twelfth Night fan back in the day, summed it up best.
It's good that all three of them agreed.  ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on March 09, 2010, 01:50:45 PM
Ultimately I think Yvette, my wife and a massive Twelfth Night fan back in the day, summed it up best.
It's good that all three of them agreed.  ;)

Well done, Pedro, you've outdone yourself with that one :-)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 09, 2010, 01:55:17 PM
Ultimately I think Yvette, my wife and a massive Twelfth Night fan back in the day, summed it up best.
It's good that all three of them agreed.  ;)
*facepalms*
*facepalms*
*facepalms*
*facepalms*

Rob's not wrong, this deserves an award of some kind :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 09, 2010, 02:00:05 PM
But I love The Wedge - Executioner/Ratracing was one of the highlights of the gigs last year, and Just a Memory and even the overblown Win or Lose are marvellous, if very much of their time.

I suppose I was into it at the time, so it has fond memories. It might not stand up to discovering now.

Similarly I love IQ's Nomzamo, but I heard Are You Sitting Comfortably? much later and I can't listen to it.

I'm a fan of The Wedge too and it was the album that really got me into Pallas but I absolutely take James' point on Dance Through The Fire.  :D

For me however, the best thing they did was The Knightmoves EP. Sanctuary is still a firm favourite of mine.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 09, 2010, 02:01:56 PM
I've managed to wring a promise out of them that Sanctuary will be on the setlist for The Peel.

Easily the best track they ever produced.

And yes I take the point about Dance Through The Fire - very 80s pop-rock. Not that that is always a bad thing, but it's a long way from Prog.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 09, 2010, 02:02:45 PM
Fantasy - Paint A Picture

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/826/cover_231472912008.JPG)

Featured this at the weekend using a rather low-quality rip of the vinyl album, but this morning I've received a CD version of it, with some bonus tracks which comprise most of their second album, Beyond The Beyond.

A really nice album.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 09, 2010, 02:03:44 PM
I've managed to wring a promise out of them that Sanctuary will be on the setlist for The Peel.

Easily the best track they ever produced.
Then I will absolutely be there! Good going UB.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 09, 2010, 02:04:52 PM
Fantasy - Paint A Picture

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/826/cover_231472912008.JPG)

Featured this at the weekend using a rather low-quality rip of the vinyl album, but this morning I've received a CD version of it, with some bonus tracks which comprise most of their second album, Beyond The Beyond.

A really nice album.
In a similar move, I bought a copy of Pacific Ocean Blue on CD last night from Amazon.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 09, 2010, 02:07:08 PM
I've managed to wring a promise out of them that Sanctuary will be on the setlist for The Peel.

Easily the best track they ever produced.

Agreed !!!  Oh, they had best play that at Progeny...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 09, 2010, 04:32:35 PM
The Beach Boys - Holland

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0e/HollandCover.jpg)

A late career highlight. 'Sail On Sailor' is, alone, worth the price of admission. And it's on Spotify ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 09, 2010, 04:38:50 PM
The Beach Boys - Holland

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0e/HollandCover.jpg)

A late career highlight. 'Sail On Sailor' is, alone, worth the price of admission. And it's on Spotify ;)

Don't get me started on this.  :D It's my all time fave Beach Boys album containing my all time favourite Beach Boy track (Sailor Sail On). Actually Jem was the first person to play me the song saying that he believed it would be perfect for me to cover since he thought it sounded very much like the stuff I do.

Huh, what does he know? He only grew up with me, played at the same shows and in the same band as me and...and...oh. ::)

Just shut up and say thank you Jem.

Thank you Jem.  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 09, 2010, 04:40:57 PM
Scary, scary, scary.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 09, 2010, 04:45:07 PM
Anyone checked out the Friends of Wilf and Simon wiki ?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 09, 2010, 04:49:33 PM
I'm not sure if anyone does this by you can see which track has had the most repeated plays over the entire time you've had itunes and your iPod. I looked at it recently and got this:

1. Sailor Sail On - Beach Boys
2. Typical - Mute Math
3. Own Little World - Celldweller
4. Best Of You - Foo Fighters
5. Harder, Better, Stronger, Faster - Daft Punk
6. Red - King Crimson
7. Earn Enough For Us - XTC
8. Hurt - Johnny Cash
9. I'm All Right - Madeleine Peyroux
10. Rough Boys - Pete Townsend

Huh, and there's me thinking I was a prog fan.  ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 09, 2010, 04:52:13 PM
Wot no Coldplay  :o


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 09, 2010, 04:52:58 PM
I know, I feel I've let the side down.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 09, 2010, 04:56:32 PM
I note you didn't go to a top 11  ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 09, 2010, 04:57:10 PM
I'm not even going to say that Empty Glass is one of my favourite albums. There really is no point.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on March 09, 2010, 07:13:35 PM
I'm not even going to say that Empty Glass is one of my favourite albums. There really is no point.
I read that as :-
I'm not even going to say that Empty Glass is one of my favourite albums. There really is no pint.



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: benb on March 09, 2010, 07:23:28 PM
Roger Waters - Amused To death

Rush - Permanent Waves

Rush - Fly By Night


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on March 09, 2010, 08:32:05 PM
I love the Fly By Night album. The best of their first three albums by far, and it sounds so warm and clean. The title track's fantastic and By-Tor And The Snow Dog is epic, and it's all perfectly seen off by In The End. Marvelous!

When I get a band together (hopefully this year), I want to work out a Fly By Night/In The End medley. It'd be good to cut our teeth on something like that.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 09, 2010, 08:43:34 PM
Brother Dege - Folk Songs Of The American Longhair

Recorded by Dege Legg in a shed in Southern Louisiana


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on March 10, 2010, 07:28:40 AM
Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

(http://newsimg.ngfiles.com/180000/180700_album_packshot_1_.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 10, 2010, 07:40:29 AM
I'm not even going to say that Empty Glass is one of my favourite albums. There really is no point.
I read that as :-
I'm not even going to say that Empty Glass is one of my favourite albums. There really is no pint.
*head* and, indeed, *palm* :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 10, 2010, 09:26:08 AM
I blame UB.  Working from home, so able to listen to any music I like, and I decide on these...

Pallas - The Wedge
Twelfth Night - XII

 ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 10, 2010, 10:06:05 AM
That's half a decent playlist right there.

Me - I've had Magnum's Wings of Heaven in my ears this morning.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 10, 2010, 10:14:23 AM
All this talk (admittedly, entirely by me) of Richard Thompson has led me to give his Mock Tudor album a spin

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/510TSDDXM2L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

...and totally splendid it is, too...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 10, 2010, 10:55:54 AM
In anticipation of the weekend, Lee Abraham - Black & White

Vocals on The Mirror sound familiar, but I can't place them.  Crap synth solo, though.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 10, 2010, 11:30:06 AM
In anticipation of the weekend, Lee Abraham - Black & White

Vocals on The Mirror sound familiar, but I can't place them.  Crap synth solo, though.
Wouldn't it have been amusing if they'd got it the wrong way round, with Simon doing the keyboard solo and Jem doing the vocals?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 10, 2010, 11:33:45 AM
Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

(http://newsimg.ngfiles.com/180000/180700_album_packshot_1_.jpg)

I so want to get this album.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 10, 2010, 11:39:28 AM
Rasta Camfield

It's not racist at all  ;D

"Mills !  Can you hear me, Mills ?!"


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 10, 2010, 12:22:04 PM
Moving swiftly on...although, actually, not swiftly at all, more floatingly...

nosound - a sense of loss


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Giggling_Magda on March 10, 2010, 01:49:43 PM
Looking for today - Black Sabbath  ;D it's definitely worth listening ;)

(http://en.academic.ru/pictures/enwiki/66/Black_Sabbath_SbS.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 10, 2010, 02:14:12 PM
OOh, good choice Magda.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 10, 2010, 02:18:38 PM
Moving swiftly on...although, actually, not swiftly at all, more floatingly...

nosound - a sense of loss
If ever a band needed to BLOODY CHEER UP, it's them....


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on March 10, 2010, 02:20:23 PM
OOh, good choice Magda.  :)

Not even remotely a "Currently listening to..."...

How did Magda know that she's "Giggling" Magda?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 10, 2010, 02:24:31 PM
*shrugs shoulders and places the butter back upon the Pope's head *


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 10, 2010, 02:28:14 PM
It's low-fat spread these days. Probably Olivio.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 10, 2010, 02:28:31 PM
Moving swiftly on...although, actually, not swiftly at all, more floatingly...

nosound - a sense of loss
If ever a band needed to BLOODY CHEER UP, it's them....

Oh, I find them quite bright and cheery.  Compared to no-man.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 10, 2010, 02:30:09 PM
James, the Cold Halls of the God of Death are more cheerful than No-Man.

It wasn't always thus, though....Tim Bowness has written and recorded some more cheerful, pastoral stuff. Just not for a very long time.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 10, 2010, 02:44:51 PM
Henry Fool - Henry Fool

(http://www.henryfool.com/images/debutcd.jpg)

Tim Bowness of No-Man fame, and Stephen Bennett (ex-LaHost, and now Twelfth Night) in not-bad-at-all album shocker. Fudge Smith (ex-Pendragon, and for those of us with very long memories also once in LaHost) plays drums on it.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 10, 2010, 04:01:06 PM
Still Crazy - the soundtrack to one of my favourite films...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41HWHHQ477L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

If you've not seen the movie, then it's very, very funny - particularly if, like many of us here, you remember what rock bands were like in the seventies and eighties.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 10, 2010, 04:25:29 PM
That is a very funny film indeed. Billy Connely performance as the band's long suffering roadie is well worth a look see.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 10, 2010, 04:34:56 PM
Riverside - Second Life Syndrome

Just to liven things up after nosound  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 10, 2010, 04:47:24 PM
That's the only Riverside album I own. It is a good album though.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 10, 2010, 04:52:54 PM
I would say it is their third best...

Rapid Eye Movement definitely takes it up a few levels, and then Anno Domini High Definition was one of my favourite albums of last year.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 10, 2010, 07:18:27 PM
I sense a visit to iTunes then.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Giggling_Magda on March 10, 2010, 07:54:45 PM
OOh, good choice Magda.  :)

Not even remotely a "Currently listening to..."...

How did Magda know that she's "Giggling" Magda?

You wrote it somewhere after concert in Katowice ;) I really was giggling a little bit too much :PP


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Giggling_Magda on March 10, 2010, 08:15:13 PM
Wehikuł czasu written by polish blues band called Dżem - it's very popular in my country and I think that you don't know it... Try to listen ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-OLHFb7jRc

(http://imbd.pl/image/plyta/3/b8466bec171b0c5d592b3fecbfe9ff47.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on March 10, 2010, 08:38:35 PM
Hybrid - Break My Soul

Progressive breakbeats from Wales. Excellent.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 11, 2010, 08:06:25 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/71/TheGreatestHits-Remixed.JPG)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 11, 2010, 09:12:52 AM
Galaxie 500 - This Is Our Music

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/418YVXF4BQL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 11, 2010, 09:35:11 AM
(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/233/cover_1049171952009.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 11, 2010, 10:17:29 AM
(http://sxedonkalma.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/katatonia-nightisthenewday-cd1.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: benb on March 11, 2010, 12:03:28 PM
That Katatonia is rather good.

Got Tinyfish & Curious Things in the post when i arrived back home from the rig yesterday so will be listening to that.
Also:

Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me, stunning 3 disc set new album 8)
If you like Kate Bush you may well enjoy this....


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 11, 2010, 12:11:12 PM
This will undoubtedly shock Wilf, but I am off to see Katatonia this evening.  It's at The Garage in London, and they also have Long Distance Calling on the bill, which I am looking out for.

I'll be the one handing out Kamelot and Pendragon flyers  8)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 11, 2010, 12:17:54 PM
I am suitably shocked!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 11, 2010, 12:21:21 PM
Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me, stunning 3 disc set new album 8)
If you like Kate Bush you may well enjoy this....
Her voice seems to have mellowed...which is a good thing. On 'Ys' she sounded all warbly and silly.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on March 11, 2010, 01:34:07 PM
Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me, stunning 3 disc set new album 8)
If you like Kate Bush you may well enjoy this....
Her voice seems to have mellowed...which is a good thing. On 'Ys' she sounded all warbly and silly.
They may well have just put her through a different effects unit...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 11, 2010, 02:11:36 PM
They may well have just put her through a different effects unit...
...or less helium, maybe!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on March 11, 2010, 02:14:36 PM
Tony Levin - Pieces of the Sun
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/412ERW0J0PL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 11, 2010, 02:17:38 PM
Tony Levin - Pieces of the Sun
Still haven't heard that one Rog, is it worth getting?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 11, 2010, 02:18:36 PM
It looks hot !


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on March 11, 2010, 02:20:53 PM
Tony Levin - Pieces of the Sun
Still haven't heard that one Rog, is it worth getting?

oh, definitely!  Larry Fast plays keys, so they do a couple of Synergy songs, as well as a very hip cover of Tequila...

it is, sadly, the only TL album I have, so I can't compare to his other work, but I think it's great.  you should be able to pick it up at Amazon for cheap.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on March 11, 2010, 02:21:14 PM
(http://www.insideoutshop.de/images/1506_large.jpg)

I'm still undecided on The Flower Kings. Everything seems to be in excess without a justified purpose. The Truth Will Set You Free is most guilty of this I think.

I dunno. We'll see...  :-\


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 11, 2010, 02:22:36 PM
Finally....after nine years....

Solstice - Spirit

(http://www.progrock.co.uk/acatalog/cover-solstice-spirit.jpg)

Still on my first listen...and I need to bear in mind that I met my wife at a Solstice gig, so there's a special resonance...but I think they've finally managed to capture what a good band they are in a recording.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 11, 2010, 02:24:29 PM
I'm still undecided on The Flower Kings. Everything seems to be in excess without a justified purpose. The Truth Will Set You Free is most guilty of this I think.

I dunno. We'll see...  :-\
I totally adore this album....and The Truth Will Set You Free probably the most of all ;)

It is an album of two halves, though - there's a marked difference between the two discs, and not just because you've got Hasse Froberg singing on one of them and Daniel Gildenlow on the other...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 11, 2010, 02:24:48 PM
Tony Levin - Pieces of the Sun
Still haven't heard that one Rog, is it worth getting?

oh, definitely!  Larry Fast plays keys, so they do a couple of Synergy songs, as well as a very hip cover of Tequila...

it is, sadly, the only TL album I have, so I can't compare to his other work, but I think it's great.  you should be able to pick it up at Amazon for cheap.
Thanks Rog, I shall track it down!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 11, 2010, 02:26:35 PM
I have the Solstice album on pre-order so hopefully it will be waiting when I get home tonight...and I can have a listen on the way down to Winter's End.  I have to admit, the only other items I have of theirs are demo tapes and bootlegs from back in the day...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 11, 2010, 02:34:33 PM
I have the Solstice album on pre-order so hopefully it will be waiting when I get home tonight...and I can have a listen on the way down to Winter's End.  I have to admit, the only other items I have of theirs are demo tapes and bootlegs from back in the day...
I'm a bit of an old fart when it comes to Solstice. By far my favourite lineup was the mid-eighties one, with Andy Glass, Marc Elton and Sandy Leigh. That lineup only made one album, Silent Dance, which was, shall we say, less than sonically perfect but represents the best of their material at the time. New Life and Circles, to my mind, were a degraded 'Solstice Experience', though the latter is better than the former.

There's only Andy Glass left from the old days - the band he's got together now sound very, very together.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 11, 2010, 02:39:13 PM
I'll have to dig out the demo tape I have.  I recall it coming through the post at the same time as one from Gothique.

Absolutely no idea why I remember that.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on March 11, 2010, 02:46:11 PM
I have the Solstice album on pre-order so hopefully it will be waiting when I get home tonight...and I can have a listen on the way down to Winter's End.  I have to admit, the only other items I have of theirs are demo tapes and bootlegs from back in the day...
I'm a bit of an old fart when it comes to Solstice. By far my favourite lineup was the mid-eighties one, with Andy Glass, Marc Elton and Sandy Leigh. That lineup only made one album, Silent Dance, which was, shall we say, less than sonically perfect but represents the best of their material at the time. New Life and Circles, to my mind, were a degraded 'Solstice Experience', though the latter is better than the former.

There's only Andy Glass left from the old days - the band he's got together now sound very, very together.

I used to be able to do the Amerindian bits of the lyrics from Cheyenne in the original key. Simon told me to shut up cos it freaked him out.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 11, 2010, 02:46:38 PM
I'll have to dig out the demo tape I have.  I recall it coming through the post at the same time as one from Gothique.

Absolutely no idea why I remember that.
Just listen to The European Perspective for the next five years, James - the fool presenter is bound to work his way through their entire back catalogue during that period of time.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 11, 2010, 02:47:45 PM
I used to be able to do the Amerindian bits of the lyrics from Cheyenne in the original key. Simon told me to shut up cos it freaked him out.
I'd love to hear that :)

Aria maya ria sept-i-ayaaaa

(or something)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on March 11, 2010, 02:58:49 PM
I'm not sure I can do it any more. I had difficulty with the mice from Bagpuss the other week.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 11, 2010, 03:02:31 PM
Yes, the little buggers get under your feet


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Paul on March 11, 2010, 03:43:20 PM
I have the Solstice album on pre-order so hopefully it will be waiting when I get home tonight...and I can have a listen on the way down to Winter's End.  I have to admit, the only other items I have of theirs are demo tapes and bootlegs from back in the day...
I'm a bit of an old fart when it comes to Solstice. By far my favourite lineup was the mid-eighties one, with Andy Glass, Marc Elton and Sandy Leigh. That lineup only made one album, Silent Dance, which was, shall we say, less than sonically perfect but represents the best of their material at the time. New Life and Circles, to my mind, were a degraded 'Solstice Experience', though the latter is better than the former.

There's only Andy Glass left from the old days - the band he's got together now sound very, very together.

Simon, Rob and myself were huge fans of Solstice back in the mid 80's, and would frequent the Marquee whenever they played. Silent Dance is still one of my fave albums, even though it is sonically really weedy. Nothing else they have recorded has come close to that for me, though I am yet to hear the new one. They were good when I saw them at the Peel last year, but maybe it's me being older, there wasn't the same sense of just enjoying playing that they had back in the day.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on March 11, 2010, 04:15:03 PM
(http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww185/worldisbar/new/dcf6110f60c6eb525e631f2bd7f70b09.jpg)

It's very interesting. Not sure if I'd recommend it to big Floyd fans, though. I always enjoy listening to complete re-imaginings of music I love, as long as it's not disrespectful. This is good, though. Interesting.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 11, 2010, 04:16:41 PM
Gifts From Enola - Loyal Eyes Betrayed The Mind

(http://cdbaby.name/g/i/giftsfromenola.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Giggling_Magda on March 11, 2010, 05:59:48 PM
Supper's ready - Genesis... It's a masterpiece. Last month I was on the concert of the Watch playing Genesis (Foxtrot) they played it perfect ;) I was a little bit amazed how they could play such a long and difficult song. They were really great ;)

(http://www.progtheater.fr/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/genesis_foxtrot.jpg)



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 11, 2010, 06:07:51 PM
(http://images.uulyrics.com/cover/f/frankie-goes-to-hollywood/album-welcome-to-the-pleasuredome.jpg)

Yay - 80s pap.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 11, 2010, 06:11:11 PM
I am now listening to the noises in the office.

Didn't want to see Katatonia anyway  >:(


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Giggling_Magda on March 11, 2010, 07:42:19 PM
Father Of Day, Father Of Night - Manfred Maann's Earth Band

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Hbqf2LImoxc/R1L0aAHfAGI/AAAAAAAADb8/QrxzodFxFnc/s400/Manfred%2BMann%27s%2BEarth%2BBand%2B-%2B1973%2B-%2BSolar%2BFire.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 12, 2010, 08:06:46 AM
Magenta - Metamorphosis

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/450/cover_4733611102009.jpg)

Easily their best album. Looking forward to seeing them at Winter's End tomorrow, it's been a while (Summer's End 2008, I think) and it'll be Spoffo's first time.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 12, 2010, 09:50:21 AM
That really is an excellent album - and comes across very well live too.

I listened to Airbag - Identity during the drive up this morning.  Very mellow.  Very Floyd.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_3X6zUhSdWUU/Sm4vnRyjMyI/AAAAAAAAA18/ho3dB_AI14Q/s400/Airbag_Identity_Cover.jpg)

And just in case I have to write any angry letters today, I had a listen to Karnivool - Themata before the end of the journey.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_zAdXSetXtTk/R4YXvmcsdBI/AAAAAAAAACc/LJpWHMLWPl8/s320/karnivool_themata.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 12, 2010, 09:54:02 AM
I listened to Airbag - Identity during the drive up this morning.  Very mellow.  Very Floyd.
Love that album - described by one reviewer as "prog at it's most honeyed".


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 12, 2010, 10:15:12 AM
I certainly would not put it on in the car if I was driving home late and tired !


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on March 12, 2010, 10:19:49 AM
I need to get that Airbag album. Sounds right up my street.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 12, 2010, 10:24:38 AM
Seems to have disappeared from the Burning Shed website  ???


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 12, 2010, 11:07:25 AM
(http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/8b3e3c214bd1b72c22153de40e75aeac/34967.jpg)

You remind me of the babe


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 12, 2010, 11:15:00 AM
I need to get that Airbag album. Sounds right up my street.
eMusic have it, Tim, if you're not averse to digital releases


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on March 12, 2010, 11:22:09 AM
I'm known to only download an album when a physical copy is not available. However, this now seems to be my only option.  :(  Thanks for the pointer, Wilfy.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on March 12, 2010, 11:26:45 AM
iTunes on shuffled and I've recently had:

Little Bit of Soul - King's X
Hooks in You - Marillion
Hysteria - Def Leppard
Low Down in  The Street - ZZ Top
Genie - Marillion
You Don't Need Anyone - Marillion
Cigaro - System of a Down

and right this second:

He Knows you Know - Marillion

I think it's purely the sheer weight of Marillion material I have that means every fourth song or so is by them!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 12, 2010, 11:33:00 AM
I've got a tshirt somewhere from when I went along for the video shoot for Hooks In You  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 12, 2010, 12:28:57 PM
I've been listening to

The Great Gig in the Sky
Goodbye Blue Skies
Arnold Layne
Pigs on the Wing

see what I've been doing Mr Waters - so sue me  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on March 12, 2010, 01:06:21 PM
Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street

good stuff.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on March 12, 2010, 01:43:15 PM
Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street

good stuff.

My favourite record of all time.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 12, 2010, 03:31:43 PM
and the subject of my favourite urban myth.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Giggling_Magda on March 12, 2010, 04:46:17 PM
I think it's purely the sheer weight of Marillion material I have that means every fourth song or so is by them!

I also love Marillion - they're fantastic ;) Especially Misplaced Childhood but other CD's with Fish are stunning too :D

Now I'm listening to:
Human equation by Ayreon ;)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/cc/Ayreon_-_Human_Equation.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 12, 2010, 04:51:21 PM
 ;D

Where's Ashleaze ?

 ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 12, 2010, 04:54:47 PM
*facepalms*


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on March 12, 2010, 06:20:20 PM
and the subject of my favourite urban myth.

which is?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 12, 2010, 06:47:43 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baker_Street_(song)

Quote
"Baker Street" was the subject of an urban myth, initiated in the 1980s by broadcaster Stuart Maconie who, while writing for the New Musical Express (in a section called 'Would You Believe It?'), claimed that British Actor and television presenter Bob Holness played the saxophone solo. The story clearly appealed to Holness' sense of humour as he has often played along with the myth. He was recorded confirming the Baker Street story in a 1993 interview on STOIC, Student Television of Imperial College.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on March 12, 2010, 07:25:31 PM
cool!  I had never heard that!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 12, 2010, 08:45:00 PM
One of the first concerts I ever went to was with my Dad, to see Gerry Rafferty on the Night Owl tour. He was topper - and had Raphael Ravenscroft, the real sax player on Baker Street, in his band.

(Bob Holness played bass)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 12, 2010, 09:27:37 PM
Was that before or after Bob Holness played James Bond ?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on March 12, 2010, 09:32:01 PM
I'll have an F# please Bob?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on March 12, 2010, 11:56:40 PM
I've spent the evening listening to Deep Purple - thanks to the Purple Project in Reading.  Did someone cover Black Night recently at the Peel?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on March 13, 2010, 12:19:14 AM
This lot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMJn0cNXWeU) had a go at it.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Giggling_Magda on March 13, 2010, 04:17:20 PM
Book of love - Peter Gabriel :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on March 13, 2010, 09:50:03 PM
I'll have an F# please Bob?

My Godfather was on Blockbusters once back in the day. Won it an' all.  8)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on March 13, 2010, 10:02:28 PM
I'm listening to a rather excellent bootleg of a Rush gig from 1996, from the Test For Echo Tour. Great to hear some stuff that didn't make it onto the Different Stages album.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on March 14, 2010, 07:27:34 PM
My link above was Pallas and Frost* jamming Black Night together by the way. :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on March 14, 2010, 10:44:34 PM
;D

Where's Ashleaze ?

 ;)

Why?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 15, 2010, 10:10:58 AM

The post above where I made my comment...  ::)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on March 15, 2010, 10:54:03 AM
I can't find it now, was it Fish era better than H or something  ;D I don't think anyone was berating Coldplay (for once!)  But yes, I would agree with giggling Magda....


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 15, 2010, 11:11:39 AM
Yes, it was that one...

I have been listening to the new Galahad live cd I bought yesterday, live from 2007 and playing some of the Empires stuff as 'new' tracks.  Made for a pleasant drive from Stroud to Northampton last night.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: MikeEvs on March 15, 2010, 12:36:38 PM
God of War III - Blood & Metal EP

Soundtrack to a game features Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Dream Theater, Taking Down, Opeth & Mutiny Within

So far didn't mind Killswith Engage, hated the shouty vocals on Trivum, Dream Theater - not their best instrumental by a long way just too over the top,  Taking Down needs another listen,  Opeth is a welcome acoustic break to the onslaught of metal we've had so far, haven't got to Mutiny Within yet but have their album to listen too as well


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 15, 2010, 01:08:47 PM
The splendid new LP from those Swedish tykes, Kaipa - In The Wake Of Evolution

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51zrcWTdbBL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

You know, I think they've got even better since Roine Stolt left.

On a bit of a Swedish jag since seeing Moon Safari on Saturday - normal service will be resumed soon, I'm sure :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 15, 2010, 01:09:09 PM
(http://www.normanrecords.com/images/covers/92520.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: MikeEvs on March 15, 2010, 01:25:21 PM
Last week had to drive (well I was a passenger) up to Sunderland for work my boss left we with the task of creating a rock/metal playlist to keep us going during the journey here's the 7CD's worth that I came up with that got us from Swansea - Sunderland and from Sunderland to J6 of the M42:

As I Am - Dream Theater
Big - Jorn
Blackened Dawn   - Evergrey
Blackest Eyes - Porcupine Tree
Blackmail The Universe   - Megadeth
Forever More - Tesla
Freaks - Threshold
Heavy Disco Trip   - Paul Gilbert
Inside - Sevendust
Lost - Beautiful Sin
March Of Mephisto - Kamelot
Ties That Bind - Alter Bridge
We Brought The Angels Down - Jorn
Master Passion Greed - Nightwish
Abyss    - Circus Maximus
A Rite Of Passage - Dream Theater
All Eyes On Me - Darkwater
Below - Jorn
Caught In  A Dream - Pagan's Mind
Choices - Threshold
Dark Deceiver - Zero Hour
Driven To Destruction   - Riverside
Fear   - Heaven and Hell
Forever - In This Moment
Head Up High - Firewind
March Into Hell -   Dominici
Mountain - Devin Townsend
Obsessed -   Allen-Lande
Postcard To God   - Vanden Plas
Rulers Of The Mind - Evergrey
Shallow - Porcupine Tree
Life - Devin Townsend
Slave To The Grind - Skid Row
This Day We Fight! - Megadeth
Ugly - Sevendust
Wheels Are Turning - Millenium
Burn - Stormbringer [Live] - Whitesnake
Another Angel Down (feat. Jorn Lande)   - Avantasia
Cold Sweat - Jorn
Delivering The Goods -   Skid Row
Domination   - Symphony X
Fear - Evergrey
Ghost Opera - Kamelot
Neverland - Consortium Project IV
Stargazer -   Dream Theater
Open Your Eyes   - Alter Bridge
Shutterspeed - Karnivool
Take No Prisoners - Megadeth
The Death Of Faith And Reason - Redemption
The Love of Hate - Deadsoul Tribe
Scarred - Redemption
All Gone Now - Office Of Strategic Influence
Animals - Nickelback
At Loss For Words - Evergrey
Biosfear - Circus Maximus
Break Stuff   - Limp Bizkit
End In Sight - Poverty's No Crime
Formation Of Damnation - Testament
Hollow - Threshold
Lost in You   - Dead Soul Tribe
Moonlapse Vertigo - Opeth
Points Of Authority - Linkin Park
Supercrush! - The Devin Townsend Project
The Dark Eternal Night   - Dream Theater
Unbreakable - Seventh Wonder
Undying Devotion - Edenbridge
Black And Bruised - Eighteen Visions
blurry   - Puddle of Mudd
Break The Chain   - Ride The Sky
Falling Apart - Fall Of Envy
Future Rising - Cornerstone
Oceanbound - Threshold
Perfect Insanity - Disturbed
Shades Of War - Testament
Panic Attack - Dream Theater
T.I.T.S - Forever Never
Dreamscape Lucidity - Pagan's Mind
More Than Ever - Evergrey
Show Me The Way - Black Tide
The Bitter End - Black Stone Cherry
Another Day Dies    - Redemption
Blinded - Evergrey
Far Beyond Metal    - Strapping Young Lad
Fear - Creed
Hex Omega - Opeth
Regressive Evolution - Shakra
Slow Burn - Magellan
The Mirror - Dream Theater
Agony - Testament
Cybernetic Pillow   - Riverside
Devil In The Belfry - Avantasia
Gaia - Devin Townsend
Lie - Dream Theater
Starlight And Mystery - Cornerstone
Confessions Of Hatred - Sevendust
Just Let Me Breathe - Dream Theater
Part of the Chaos - Threshold
The Shocker - Steel Panther
Whisper My Name When You Dream - Orphaned Land
Cold Is This God - Prototype
Damnation - Evergrey
Hellfire - Airbourne
Return To Hangar - Megadeth
Lonely Are The Brave - Jorn

To fill the rest of the journey my boss had brought some CD's so we had:

Live in Germany '76 - Rainbow
Night Is The New Day - Katatonia


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 15, 2010, 01:54:44 PM
That playlist is officially

(http://rlv.zcache.com/very_metal_poster-p228600820689074541tdar_210.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on March 15, 2010, 02:22:03 PM
(http://pic.leech.it/images/81f78461xl2binq9.jpg)

Started listening from Burn onwards. I need to listen to them more. Even the hilariously titled Any Fule Kno That is a cracker.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 15, 2010, 02:22:58 PM
The Mayor of Stroud is a Vanden Plas fan.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on March 15, 2010, 02:34:23 PM
(http://pic.leech.it/images/81f78461xl2binq9.jpg)

Started listening from Burn onwards. I need to listen to them more. Even the hilariously titled Any Fule Kno That is a cracker.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigel_Molesworth


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on March 15, 2010, 02:37:40 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_3X6zUhSdWUU/Sm4vnRyjMyI/AAAAAAAAA18/ho3dB_AI14Q/s400/Airbag_Identity_Cover.jpg)

I finally caved in and downloaded it from play for £6 after listening to the free downloads from their website (http://www.airbagsound.com/?page_id=79). You can still buy the CD directly from them, but it was a wee bit expensive and I needed my fill. I'll get it later on. I heartily recommend the free stuff, especially the live material and their version of Arnold Layne.

Oh yeah, it's a gorgeous album, too.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on March 15, 2010, 02:41:48 PM
(http://pic.leech.it/images/81f78461xl2binq9.jpg)

Started listening from Burn onwards. I need to listen to them more. Even the hilariously titled Any Fule Kno That is a cracker.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigel_Molesworth

Aw, I thought they were trying to be hip, hop and down wiv da kidz. Robert, you have taught me many interesting things.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on March 15, 2010, 02:48:10 PM
(http://pic.leech.it/images/81f78461xl2binq9.jpg)

Started listening from Burn onwards. I need to listen to them more. Even the hilariously titled Any Fule Kno That is a cracker.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigel_Molesworth

Aw, I thought they were trying to be hip, hop and down wiv da kidz. Robert, you have taught me many interesting things.  :)

Well, they are down with the kids. It's the kids from the '50's :-)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 15, 2010, 03:05:26 PM
Well, they are down with the kids. It's the kids from the '50's :-)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_V_6Lb5ScJkg/R6-mrj3zJaI/AAAAAAAABJ8/Flay94BfXEg/s400/rocket+kids.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on March 15, 2010, 05:25:11 PM
Moon Safari - Blomljud is the first of the impressive pile of CDs from Winter's End that is being spun.  I really like these guys.  They're from the north of Sweden - I guess that there is little to do there in the long winter nights except write music and play.

They said that they have a 600km drive once they get to Stockholm.  That's about 400 miles - about the equivalent of London to Dundee.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 15, 2010, 08:55:47 PM
I've finally got around to purchasing The Bruised Romantic Glee Club (Jakko Jaczyk) and am enjoying it a lot.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: hoboslobo on March 15, 2010, 09:41:17 PM
Moon Safari - Blomljud is the first of the impressive pile of CDs from Winter's End that is being spun.  I really like these guys.  They're from the north of Sweden - I guess that there is little to do there in the long winter nights except write music and play.

They are from the same town as Black Bonzo, so I guess the bands take turn headlining at the local venue.

They did mention that there was not a lot of gigs going ... the only prog bands that seem to get gigs are prog metal bands like Opeth.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on March 15, 2010, 09:48:28 PM
Yes - I found out - a little town about the same size as Wokingham (35k) in northern Sweden produces two really good prog bands at the same time - amazing.  I will be seeing Black Bonzo in Swindon (with Crimson Sky) at the end of July.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 15, 2010, 10:40:57 PM
(http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/books/windinwillows460.jpg)

Alan Bennett reading The Wind in the Willows


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 16, 2010, 09:48:18 AM
Finally got this bad boy

halfway through and it's all good so far.

Can't believe I've missed out on this band so far.

(http://www.cmdistro.com/images/xlarge/27553.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 16, 2010, 09:56:15 AM
Finally got this bad boy

halfway through and it's all good so far.
My favourite Magenta album, by a mile.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 16, 2010, 10:13:50 AM
Came into the office all happy this morning after listening to this through the drive up

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/2124/cover_021191632008.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 16, 2010, 12:01:08 PM
Lee Abraham - Black & White

(http://www.leeabraham.co.uk/Portals/0/Black&White280px.jpg)

Liked a lot when it first came out, love it even more having seen Lee and band do it at Winter's End.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on March 16, 2010, 12:06:59 PM
Lee Abraham - Black & White

(http://www.leeabraham.co.uk/Portals/0/Black&White280px.jpg)

Liked a lot when it first came out, love it even more having seen Lee and band do it at Winter's End.

But it was strange hearing someone else doing the Godfrey brothers' parts.  The last three posts were all at Winter's End.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 16, 2010, 12:27:28 PM
It was certainly different hearing the various parts performed by the band he has put together.

Fortunately I like both versions !


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on March 16, 2010, 12:37:53 PM
They certainly did a good job. We were at the front so we got rather a bit too much of the lead guitar sound straight from his amp (as you can see/hear in my video) but I thought everyone covered their parts(! :o) very well.
Guests spots from Jem, JM, Simon and Lerxst would have been too much to ask for really.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 16, 2010, 12:46:00 PM
The guitarist was clearly enjoying himself !  He also liked the Mr Prog tshirt  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Giggling_Magda on March 16, 2010, 03:59:52 PM
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz (one of his best CDs)

(http://thisrecording.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/blizzard-of-ozz.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 16, 2010, 04:55:31 PM
Alan Bennett reading The Wind in the Willows
After you've heard Alan Bennett reading A.A. Milne you can't really imagine anyone else doing it, can you?

Though I do have fond memories of William Rushton reading one of them on Jackanory...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 16, 2010, 05:01:15 PM
Murple - Io Sono Murple

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/577/cover_393001412006.jpg)

I will finish this bloody Italian special....


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on March 16, 2010, 05:04:57 PM
do they have a song called Purple Durple?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 16, 2010, 05:08:04 PM
do they have a song called Purple Durple?
That would be good :)

Purple is one of those words for which there isn't a legitimate rhyming word in the English language. Like 'orange'.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on March 16, 2010, 07:04:21 PM
It was certainly different hearing the various parts performed by the band he has put together.

Fortunately I like both versions !

Absolutely.  I'm looking forward to seeing them later in the year.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: MikeEvs on March 16, 2010, 09:37:04 PM
(http://i48.tinypic.com/280s6jr.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: MikeEvs on March 16, 2010, 11:32:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69N3CGQ4bUc  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on March 16, 2010, 11:41:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69N3CGQ4bUc  :D

me, too!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 17, 2010, 08:19:48 AM
(http://www.notes.co.il/sharonraz/user/80010.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 17, 2010, 08:48:46 AM
Tunng - And Then We Saw Land

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61shjysspML._SL500_AA300_.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 17, 2010, 09:59:48 AM
Mar de Grises - Draining The Waterheart.  Nothing like a bit of doom progressive metal to start the day.

(http://img13.nnm.ru/f/d/f/3/5/fdf352014ad8beb2616579e1f5c0284e_full.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 17, 2010, 10:40:25 AM
do they have a song called Purple Durple?
I'm tempted to form a solo band called Garble, just so I can call the first album Warble Farble Narble.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on March 17, 2010, 10:50:24 AM
do they have a song called Purple Durple?
I'm tempted to form a solo band called Garble, just so I can call the first album Warble Farble Narble

It's absolutely less silly than some of the album names/band names I hear being bandied around...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 17, 2010, 11:18:23 AM
Yes. Eggs & Dogs, for example. Great music, dreadful moniker.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 17, 2010, 11:31:48 AM
Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NECWRPjBL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Comes out on Monday, but it's available as a preview from Times Online (http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/article7058679.ece).

She's only twenty, but doesn't sound it. Everyone's saying she's the new Joni (not John) Mitchell, which is a bit excessive, but I really like this album.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 17, 2010, 02:30:17 PM
I'm tempted to form a solo band called Garble, just so I can call the first album Warble Farble Narble.

Don't you dare - you might not have noticed, but some of us are waiting for the album you ARE working on.  ;D ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 17, 2010, 02:43:47 PM
I'm tempted to form a solo band called Garble, just so I can call the first album Warble Farble Narble.

Don't you dare - you might not have noticed, but some of us are waiting for the album you ARE working on.  ;D ;)

First of all I am waiting for gullible to be reinstated within the dictionary.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 17, 2010, 03:35:36 PM
First of all I am waiting for gullible to be reinstated within the dictionary.

Did you know that to fit in with the school holidays this year they are having Good Friday on a Wednesday.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 17, 2010, 04:41:19 PM
Iron Maiden - Killers

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b4/Iron_Maiden_Killers.jpg/200px-Iron_Maiden_Killers.jpg)

Fed up with bloody noncy Italian vocalists and endless synth washes - back to basics!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Giggling_Magda on March 17, 2010, 04:51:23 PM
For some time I'm working on my dad's computer and I found a music catalogue... Now I've got a trouble what to listen  ;P There is everything! So I ask my winamp to randomize me sth... now it's IQ - the last human gateway...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on March 17, 2010, 04:53:41 PM
Iron Maiden - Killers

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b4/Iron_Maiden_Killers.jpg/200px-Iron_Maiden_Killers.jpg)

Fed up with bloody noncy Italian vocalists and endless synth washes - back to basics!

Wilfred! I love you! Best Maiden album by a country mile. Before they went all Panto-metal, while they were still inventive and they even managed to get one last stellar performance out of Paul D'Ianno before he shot his vocal bolt.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on March 17, 2010, 04:54:50 PM
For some time I'm working on my dad's computer and I found a music catalogue... Now I've got a trouble what to listen  ;P There is everything! So I ask my winamp to randomize me sth... now it's IQ - the last human gateway...

So do we thank your Dad for you steering your way towards Tinyfish, Magda?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 17, 2010, 04:57:12 PM
Wilfred! I love you! Best Maiden album by a country mile. Before they went all Panto-metal, while they were still inventive and they even managed to get one last stellar performance out of Paul D'Ianno before he shot his vocal bolt.
100% gold-plated truth there, Mr. James - my fave Maiden album too.

My staff are all looking in throgh the doorway to my office to see what all the noise is about. Bloody kids. I'll teach them to play Take That.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 17, 2010, 05:23:59 PM
Frankly I prefer the "panto-metal"

I think the run from Number of the Beast to Seventh Son of a Seventh Son is one of the great peaks of any band I've seen or heard.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Giggling_Magda on March 17, 2010, 05:35:04 PM
So do we thank your Dad for you steering your way towards Tinyfish, Magda?
Definitely you should do it... Big thanks to him for showing me prog rock.  ;D


Next randomisation: Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Tarkus


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 17, 2010, 06:23:06 PM
Frankly I prefer the "panto-metal"

I think the run from Number of the Beast to Seventh Son of a Seventh Son is one of the great peaks of any band I've seen or heard.

I'll go along with that.  While also liking Killers.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Giggling_Magda on March 17, 2010, 07:16:43 PM
She Chameleon - Marillion :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 17, 2010, 07:27:53 PM
I'll go along with that.  While also liking Killers.
Why, James - do I see the impression of a fence-post in your bottom? ;)

(Actually, i don't mind some of the later stuff either - but Killers is deffo my fave)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 17, 2010, 09:23:15 PM
My favourite may well be Piece Of Mind...or Powerslave...and I also like A Matter Of Life And Death.

It's a wide fence, then.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on March 17, 2010, 09:52:00 PM
The guitarist was clearly enjoying himself !  He also liked the Mr Prog tshirt  ;D

 ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on March 17, 2010, 09:53:24 PM
I've got Prognosis 7 on. Interesting so far, but nothing (apart from Touchstone) has grabbed me and gone "WOW" in any way. Only up to Elephant9 though, and I like this one.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on March 17, 2010, 10:29:35 PM
My two CD purchases today (not counting CRPP):

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ZeMZq1AYi54/SNAtam9YpWI/AAAAAAAAADc/kxcsxPjPBik/s320/miles+davis.jpg)

(http://www.merch.com/images/nor.cd.imp.jpg)

How's that for contrast?  :D  Miles Davis on first...  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 17, 2010, 10:37:17 PM
My Spandex Ballet CD has just arrived.

All hail Leon and Chris - absolutely outstanding work, here...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 17, 2010, 10:41:48 PM
OSI - Blood

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/423/cover_55819332009.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Ash on March 17, 2010, 10:50:47 PM
My Spandex Ballet CD has just arrived.

All hail Leon and Chris - absolutely outstanding work, here...

mine too

with a bizarre amount of 2nd class stamps on it  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on March 17, 2010, 10:54:49 PM
I have a proggy shuffle going on iTunes, and it just went from Faaip De Oaid by Tool, to The Big Red Spark by, well, you know, Tinyfish, and it really worked.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 17, 2010, 10:55:29 PM
My Spandex Ballet CD has just arrived.

All hail Leon and Chris - absolutely outstanding work, here...

mine too

with a bizarre amount of 2nd class stamps on it  ;D

I clearly did not get the special edition release


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on March 17, 2010, 11:14:44 PM
I've now got Maiden on. Raaaaaaaawk! \w/  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on March 17, 2010, 11:15:50 PM
My Spandex Ballet CD has just arrived.

All hail Leon and Chris - absolutely outstanding work, here...

I dare you to play some of it on TEP.  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 17, 2010, 11:28:05 PM
I dare you to play some of it on TEP.  :D
Sadly, that can't happen...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on March 17, 2010, 11:32:20 PM
I wish I could listen to this:

(http://images.play.com/covers/5160182x.jpg)

Robert might remember finding it at the CRS Oktoberfest last year.  :D :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Robert on March 18, 2010, 09:39:15 AM
It was just the names that got me...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on March 18, 2010, 09:46:07 AM
Frankly I prefer the "panto-metal"

I think the run from Number of the Beast to Seventh Son of a Seventh Son is one of the great peaks of any band I've seen or heard.

I do agree that NotB to SSoaSS was absolutely a high point for Maiden both critically and commercially and it would be remiss of me if I didn't point out that I too loved Maiden during this period (up to Powerslave... it kind of waned a tad after that for me). I felt after Piece of Mind it started feeling a little formulaic. You can begin to hear the same rhythmic, melodic and harmonic motifs cropping up again and again. But hey, the fans loved it so, you can't knock it.

I stand by my assertion though that as a creative whole, Killers was the last time they did anything truly individual. Their sound, writing style and performances were unlike anyone else. When NotB hit the shelves there was more than a hint of the Judas Priests about what they were doing musically. It also signaled the moment that Maiden were no longer the metal band that punks were allowed to like!

I think I will listen to Killers right now actually.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 18, 2010, 10:46:21 AM
James Hollingsworth - Coming Home To Stay

(http://www.jameshollingsworth.com/images/i_art/album_cover_chts.jpg)

Really nice album - and the similarity to Mazlyn Jones is even more marked than it was seeing him play live. This is a good thing, in my view!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on March 18, 2010, 01:20:15 PM
(http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/rush/images/albums/presto-cover-s.jpg)

Love this album. Every track is memorable and fab.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Bert on March 18, 2010, 01:42:26 PM
(http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/rush/images/albums/presto-cover-s.jpg)

Love this album. Every track is memorable and fab.

My fave is Available Light. On a positive note, I will have that song played at my funeral.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Bert on March 18, 2010, 02:00:54 PM
(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/1287/cover_51722492009.jpg)

Riverside - ADHD

Continuallky impressed by this band, and surprised that they don't create more of a buzz


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: MikeEvs on March 18, 2010, 02:09:08 PM
That a great album Bert, really like Riverside.

Currently I'm playing:

(http://www.flashrange.com/ITunes.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 18, 2010, 02:52:44 PM
Riverside - ADHD
Continuallky impressed by this band, and surprised that they don't create more of a buzz
I'm with you on that one Bert.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on March 18, 2010, 03:43:01 PM
(http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/rush/images/albums/presto-cover-s.jpg)

Love this album. Every track is memorable and fab.

listening to this and I guess I'm just an old school Rush fan.  give me Caress of Steel and Farewell to Kings.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 18, 2010, 04:09:11 PM
Anagram (for Mongo) is at least as funny as I Think I'm Going Bald.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 18, 2010, 08:07:44 PM
Nigel Mazlyn Jones - Ship To Shore

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51H8X261Z4L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

One of my most favourite albums.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: RobH on March 18, 2010, 09:15:04 PM
Breathing Space - Below the Radar.  A cracking album.  I now realise why Olivia Spearman will be singing for Mostly Autumn. 



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: MikeEvs on March 18, 2010, 09:19:06 PM
Breathing Space - Below the Radar.  A cracking album.  I now realise why Olivia Spearman will be singing for Mostly Autumn. 



Is that her stage name as I could have sworn her name was Olivia Sparnenn


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Pedro on March 18, 2010, 11:21:47 PM
A handful of tracks by a band called This Blank Page from Colchester - who I encountered via the Toys vid on YouTube.
http://www.myspace.com/thisblankpage


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on March 18, 2010, 11:28:11 PM
Led Zeppelin - That's The Way and Bron-Y-Aur Stomp.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 19, 2010, 08:59:53 AM
(http://blog.mtvasia.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/gorillaz-plastic-beach.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 19, 2010, 09:28:02 AM
Is it any good UB?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Bert on March 19, 2010, 12:46:09 PM
Anagram (for Mongo) is at least as funny as I Think I'm Going Bald.

So... not very funny at all then  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Bert on March 19, 2010, 12:59:09 PM
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:S4so-UONbDdNyM:http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61sHt9UkWpL._SS300_.jpg)

Cheat the Gallows - Big Elf.

Highly derivative but, by golly, it's a cracker  :) A complete car crash of musical styles chopped up in a blender. Somehow it works. 

Question - how does one go about, production wise, recreating the patina and sound of genuine '70's Rock, like T-Rex, Sweet, Glitter, Alice Cooper etc ? However it's done, BigElf have provided a masterclass in it. It sounds so analogue-y.

I really respect bands who, despite a relatively small scale of success, continue to pursue their unique. singular, artistic vision. Don't know why I said that; it just felt right.

I'll get me coat... 


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on March 19, 2010, 01:13:29 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61HA7yClygL.jpg)

I like this a lot.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: benb on March 19, 2010, 01:31:37 PM
Drive By Truckers - The Big To Do, southern gentlemen(& lady) with yet more barnstorming rockin tales. 8)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 19, 2010, 01:55:21 PM
Anagram (for Mongo) is at least as funny as I Think I'm Going Bald.

So... not very funny at all then  :D
Pretty much yes.  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: PeterF on March 19, 2010, 01:58:56 PM
This
(http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm442/horolboy/6162HGtU9xL_SS500_.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 19, 2010, 01:59:54 PM
Cheat the Gallows - Big Elf.

Highly derivative but, by golly, it's a cracker  :) A complete car crash of musical styles chopped up in a blender. Somehow it works. 

Question - how does one go about, production wise, recreating the patina and sound of genuine '70's Rock, like T-Rex, Sweet, Glitter, Alice Cooper etc ? However it's done, BigElf have provided a masterclass in it. It sounds so analogue-y.

I really respect bands who, despite a relatively small scale of success, continue to pursue their unique. singular, artistic vision. Don't know why I said that; it just felt right.

I'll get me coat... 

I agree wholeheartedly with your opinion sir. Along with Big Elf, I'd also put Black Bonzo and to some extent Big, Big Train in that camp too. They are bands who have a large amount of 'yesterday' in their sound but do it with such style and originality, you remember exactly why you got into prog in the first place. There's an excitement there that traces its roots directly back to source and you just get carried along with it.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 19, 2010, 02:56:08 PM
Anagram (for Mongo) is at least as funny as I Think I'm Going Bald.

So... not very funny at all then  :D
Pretty much yes.  ;D
Oh, I think that going bald is hysterically funny...though in my own case it seems to have stalled. My Dad went totally by the time he was 25, but I seem to be hanging on to a tiny little bit on top.

Cut it short and grown a beard - it's the only way forward!

Oh, you were talking about a song..... ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 19, 2010, 03:08:03 PM
Cocteau Twins - Garlands

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/ec/CocteauTwins-Garlands-small.jpg/200px-CocteauTwins-Garlands-small.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 19, 2010, 04:24:54 PM
A brilliant album. Mr Ramsay introduced me to the Cocteaus way back when and I am eternally grateful that he did so.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on March 19, 2010, 10:02:11 PM
feeling 15 again...
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/617rrWK9bPL._SS500_.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 19, 2010, 11:41:50 PM
Got my iTunes shuffling through the albums I have put on there so far...and this has been my evening...

Big Elf - (Another) Nervous Breakdown
Iron Maiden - Still Life
Touchstone - Zinomorph
Heaven & Hell - Neverwhere
Manning - An Ordinary Day
Gazpacho - Jezebel
Magenta - The Journey (Live at the Point)
Galahad - Legacy
Brother Dege - To Fill A Hole
Lee Abraham - Face The Crowd
Lazuli - La Vie Par La Face Nord
OSI - Terminal

The genre for Lazuli is 'unclassifiable'  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on March 19, 2010, 11:42:33 PM

The genre for Lazuli is 'unclassifiable'  ;D

they were so wonderful at ROSFest.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 19, 2010, 11:53:44 PM
I love Lazuli...I'm dead jealous, Rog, I'd love to see them live. Dominic Leonetti is a star - the noises he makes with that instrument are just awesome, and they've followed that great French tradition (think Pierre Moerlen's Gong) of having lots of percussion. En avant doute... is probably my favourite album of theirs, though none of it's exactly bad :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 19, 2010, 11:54:53 PM

The genre for Lazuli is 'unclassifiable'  ;D

they were so wonderful at ROSFest.

Loved them at Loreley and rushed off during the set to buy their albums to make sure I did not miss out on them.

They have split into 2 bands now...not heard anything from the 'other' band yet, though.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 19, 2010, 11:56:00 PM
Richard Thompson - Front Parlour Ballads

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61774Y677DL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

The Guvnor, in full flow.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on March 20, 2010, 01:43:10 PM
(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/1/cover_19392318102008.jpg)

I finally bought it. They are brilliant.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 20, 2010, 02:39:39 PM
Never heard of them, are they foreign?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Bert on March 20, 2010, 02:56:53 PM
(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/1/cover_19392318102008.jpg)

I finally bought it. They are brilliant.

Told Ya  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 20, 2010, 03:38:13 PM
(http://www.dvdinmypants.com/images2/hotpants/music/5bands11-3.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 20, 2010, 06:18:47 PM
Waiting for this week's TEP to upload, and listening to...

Neal 'God Botherer' Morse - ?

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/36/Question_Mark_cover.jpg/200px-Question_Mark_cover.jpg)

Okay, I know I shouldn't be so flippant, I'm in no position knock someone whose beliefs are genuinely held just because I don't share them. Sometimes I find NM's overtly Christian stance very difficult to stomach - because I find Christianity massively problematic - but this album is amazing. He sings and plays like a man possessed, and there are some beautiful cameos from Alan Morse, Roine Stolt, Jordan Rudess and best of all, Steve Hackett. If you hear no other Neal Morse solo album, then at least hear this one.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Giggling_Magda on March 20, 2010, 08:21:33 PM
If I didn't have you - Tim Michin His great Australian comedian ;) Fantastic song  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 20, 2010, 10:41:14 PM

Neal 'God Botherer' Morse - ?

He sings and plays like a man possessed

He'll be burning this work of the devil, so hide your copy now...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on March 21, 2010, 11:37:21 AM
feeling 15 again...
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/617rrWK9bPL._SS500_.jpg)


Lorks a Lordy! Aren't they the band that featured "Punky" Meadows, the subject of Frank Zappa's "Punky's Whips" and the object of Terry Bozzio's desire?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 21, 2010, 11:59:12 AM
(http://www.abelganz.com/images/albatross_cover_small.jpg)

Abel Ganz - Shooting Albatross

Fine bit of prog - might have to check out some more of this.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 21, 2010, 01:59:40 PM
(http://www.abelganz.com/images/albatross_cover_small.jpg)

Abel Ganz - Shooting Albatross

Fine bit of prog - might have to check out some more of this.
Easily their best, in my view, though the remastered version of Danger Of Strangers is also worth checking out. Gratuitous Flash is good, too, though long deleted - I'll play some on TEP, I think...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 21, 2010, 02:13:08 PM
Dirk 'Mont' Campbell - Music From A Walled Garden

(http://www.dirkcampbell.co.uk/Music_from_a_Walled_Garden_files/MFAWG%20digipack%20front.jpg)

Read about it here (http://www.dirkcampbell.co.uk/Music_from_a_Walled_Garden.html), and then buy it if you possibly can, it's beautiful. This guy was the bass player in Egg, but he's obviously one hell of a composer - and this is nothing like Egg, by the way!



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on March 21, 2010, 04:26:05 PM
feeling 15 again...
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/617rrWK9bPL._SS500_.jpg)


Lorks a Lordy! Aren't they the band that featured "Punky" Meadows, the subject of Frank Zappa's "Punky's Whips" and the object of Terry Bozzio's desire?

indeed it is, though I know nothing of Terry Bozzio's desires!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 21, 2010, 09:14:34 PM
All Hands Lost (Part 1) by Tingfish from the album One Night On Fire in the genre Metal.

Trouble is, as my iTunes is on shuffle, I now have to wait another 80 songs to hear (Part 2)...which I estimate to be about 2 days worth of music, seeing as how it's all Prog  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 21, 2010, 09:19:41 PM
Hayseed Dixie - Killer Grass

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ZDo26NY-L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Their verson of Bohemian Rhapsody is...well....it's special


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 21, 2010, 09:44:12 PM
I have one of their older albums, and have read some terrible reviews of this one...so is it worth getting ?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 21, 2010, 10:06:03 PM
All Hands Lost (Part 1) by Tingfish from the album One Night On Fire in the genre Metal.

Trouble is, as my iTunes is on shuffle, I now have to wait another 80 songs to hear (Part 2)...which I estimate to be about 2 days worth of music, seeing as how it's all Prog  ;D

We pride ourselves in Tingfish as being defenders of true metal.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 21, 2010, 10:07:45 PM
Manywar would be proud of you and the iTunes typos.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 21, 2010, 10:13:52 PM
Amen to that sir.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 21, 2010, 10:22:53 PM
Clearly I have not put enough albums on here to cause a proper shuffle yet because I've just had more metal from Tingfish.

Having said that, Cinnamon cannot be highly praised enough.

Followed that with 321 by Unitopia, who Rock, according to iTunes - and they're not wrong there.  No idea at all what the 321 hours is referring to, though.  And that will be followed by 12 minutes and 40 seconds of Rapid Eye Movement from Riverside  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 21, 2010, 10:38:35 PM
I have one of their older albums, and have read some terrible reviews of this one...so is it worth getting ?
It's more of the same, basically - if you liked their earlier albums then chances are you'll like this.

They did make an album of only self-written songs, which seemed to me to be missing the point - that wasn't so good.

And they once wrote a song about collecting and storing your true-love's poo - how very Spandex Ballet :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 21, 2010, 10:41:39 PM
And they once wrote a song about collecting and storing your true-love's poo - how very Spandex Ballet :)
:D :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on March 22, 2010, 07:32:01 AM
I saw Hayseed Dixie at Bospop in Holland about 4 years ago. They made I larf!  :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 22, 2010, 09:06:17 AM
Twelfth Night - Collector's Item

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/339/cover_254914112009.jpg)

After Virgin dumped them, and the whole thing fell to bits, TN did a session with their original vocaist, Geoff Mann, to record The Collector, an epic which they'd performed live but never put out as a recording. That's on here, together with a pretty accurate representation of some of their best bits - the original double LP also had Sequences on it, taken from Live and Let Live, but they left that off to fit it on one CD, probably the wisest cut to make as you can stilll get L&LL.

Collector's Item is quite hard to come by these days, but there are plans to re-release it, I think.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 22, 2010, 09:20:59 AM
Ooh - I think I might have to "find" a copy of that one. I really love the stuff they did with Geoff.

Actually it's only the Virgin album I'm not keen on - Art and Iilusion is pretty good.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 22, 2010, 09:21:52 AM
My family has spent a lot of time recently listening to the car alarm going off over the road. It's horrible. It goes off for 30 seconds, stops, then just when you're sighing with relief that it's finally ended, it starts up again after a pause of about 4 seconds and goes off for another 30 seconds. My older son was trying to get to sleep on Saturday evening with this going on (it went on from about 8.30pm to 11pm) and he was volunteering to go over and sort it out with a brick. Every so often our neighbours woould go out to the car and fiddle with it, and all would be quiet for a minute or two, but as soon as they went back indoors, it started again.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 22, 2010, 10:36:30 AM
I hate it when cars to that.  >:(


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 22, 2010, 10:37:38 AM
We had one of those a while ago - fortunately Mme Cholet restrained me from taking the brick option.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 22, 2010, 11:20:12 AM
Florence + The Machine - Lungs. I have to thanks UB for turning me onto this. It's fab.

She's as mad a mince but it's a great album.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_UhsXKc9HbVM/SlD-xzXrnQI/AAAAAAAAAFQ/7-Sf_nzXJ8Q/s400/florence-the-machine-lungs-473179.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 22, 2010, 11:46:27 AM
Shame about the cover of "You've Got The Love"  - once again someone tries to improve on perfection, and their version will be thought of by the masses as the definitive version.

Not that she's made a bad fist of it, but it wasn't broken - and she hasn't done much with it.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Bert on March 22, 2010, 11:53:34 AM
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:1QIUhZIT7J2-CM:http://s3.tinypic.com/5a6c8.jpg)

Opeth - Blackwater Park

Think I'm finally "getting it".


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 22, 2010, 02:03:59 PM
Not that she's made a bad fist of it, but it wasn't broken - and she hasn't done much with it.
What an interesting way of putting it.  :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 22, 2010, 02:10:04 PM
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:1QIUhZIT7J2-CM:http://s3.tinypic.com/5a6c8.jpg)

Opeth - Blackwater Park

Think I'm finally "getting it".

That's one of those things I 'got' some time ago, and am extremely grateful for that.

Seeing them at the Royal Albert Hall next month, which should be fun - expecting a few bits from that album.

Did I mention that my copy is signed by Steven Wilson  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 22, 2010, 02:36:04 PM
Not that she's made a bad fist of it, but it wasn't broken - and she hasn't done much with it.
What an interesting way of putting it.  :)
....and out of context, somewhat ambiguous, to say the least ;)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 22, 2010, 04:42:56 PM
As soon as I get home, I will certainly be watching and listening to the video which goes with these words.

"Hail Viking brothers & sisters all around the world!!!

This is Thorgrim, First of all, im here to thank all Curitiba crazy metalheads, it was a great, really great fucking concert this saturday with Korpiklaani, Skiltron. SkaldicSoul, Delenda Arcana & Guardians, and we had a great time!!! Soon u ll see pictures and lots of videos of this great festival, but now, u can already see the first 2 videos we uploaded, God of War, our battle anthem & the ending of the concert, Ashes of my enemy to Capture of Fenris!!! Mind not the quality of the camera, but, it was really, a great show!!!
Soon more videos, stay tuned!!!

HAIL ODIN!!!"

And always remember, mind not the quality of the camera.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 22, 2010, 05:21:36 PM
Not that she's made a bad fist of it, but it wasn't broken - and she hasn't done much with it.
What an interesting way of putting it.  :)
....and out of context, somewhat ambiguous, to say the least ;)

Basically Florence hasn't completely ruined the song (unless you ask Mme Cholet), but as a cover there isn't much to rave (sic.) about. The Source/Candi Stanton version is already a club classic and although Florence's version is differently instrumented, there isn't really enough that is different in the phrasing of the vocal or the pacing and intensity of the flow of the music to make it a hugely interesting cover.

Of course my opinon counts for naught because it has become a big hit and is all over the telly (someone even danced on ice to it this year).

I just have to keep playing the original to myself and sitting in the corner scowling.  ;D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on March 22, 2010, 05:24:08 PM
it made sense to me.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on March 22, 2010, 10:02:11 PM
(http://www.coco-records.nl/catalog/images/joe-bonamassa_black-rock.jpg)

Cor, it's pretty damn good. 21st Century Blues most definitely for the win! Love the ethnic influences that crop up here and there.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 23, 2010, 09:26:29 AM
M83 - Saturdays=Youth

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/4f/Saturdays_%3D_Youth_M83.jpg/200px-Saturdays_%3D_Youth_M83.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 23, 2010, 10:14:31 AM
The previous two albums are not know to me but look intriguing (it's nice to know that even in the age of the download, album cover art can still draw me in).


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 23, 2010, 01:08:34 PM
I'm still not sure about M83, they can get a little bit samey after quite a short amount of time. But it's good music to work to.

Now, this one is much more my thing....Maserati - Passages

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61bbYfvbG%2BL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

...which I'm listening to now. Album art isn't as good, though :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 24, 2010, 09:43:45 AM
Kris Drever - Mark The Hard Earth

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5163n-38s5L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 24, 2010, 09:57:47 AM
Marillion - Afraid Of Sunlight
(The track not the album)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 24, 2010, 10:57:02 AM
(http://www.the-fly.co.uk/upload/images/album_reviews/Mumford--Sons.jpg)

really nice folk-based album from one fo this year's hot bands. Worth the hype for once.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 24, 2010, 11:31:17 AM
If you like the Mumfords, Unc, Laura Marling is worth a listen.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 24, 2010, 11:51:28 AM
So now I'm playing the "shuffle your iTunes" game, and here's what comes up:

Shawn Colvin & Lowden Wainright III - A Heart Needs a Home from the Richard Thompson tribute album Beat The Retreat
Pink Floyd - Cymbaline from More
T-Rex - Slider from the album of the same name
Frank Zappa - Harry-As-A-Boy from Thing Fish
Varttina - Vaiten Valvoin from Miero
The Cure - The Same Deep Water As You from Disintegration
Tom Waits - Anywhere I Lay My Head from Rain Dogs
Brian Eno & David Byrne - Life Is Long from Everything That Happens WIll Happen Today
Be-Bop Deluxe - Down On Terminal Street from Modern Music
Mike Oldfied - Family Man from Five Miles Out
Mainhorse - Passing Years from Mainhorse
O Yuki Conjugate - Shintone from Equator (my cousin Clare used to play flute in this band)
Madness - The Kiss from The Liberty Of Norton Folgate
Jethro Tull - Jump Start from Crest Of A Knave
Porcupine Tree - Four Chords That Made A Million from Lighbulb Sun
Corte Aulica - Crazie A Te from Il Temporale E L'arcobaleno
Pixie Lott - Boys & Girls from Turn It Up
Deodato - September 13 from Prelude
Frank Black - Calistan from Teenager Of The Year
Believe - Silence from The Bread Is Mine
Opeth - Isolation Years from Ghost Reveries
Robert Fripp - Urban Landscape from Exposure
Santana - Waves Within from Caravanserai
Cheryl Cole (!) - Happy Hour from 3 Words
Martin Carthy - Bold General Wolfe from Waiting For Angels


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 24, 2010, 12:00:52 PM
Cheryl Cole ?!?!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 24, 2010, 12:03:27 PM
Shurely she's Tweedy again by now?

(http://www.animationartist.com/movies/chickenrun/Assets/characters/MrsT.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 24, 2010, 12:04:38 PM
Cheryl Cole ?!?!
I know, I know....but...actually, it's not a bad album, that...

...honest...

...and she's a Geordie, innit?

(http://www.best.celebity-foto.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/cheryl_tweedy_2.jpg)
"I'm on the European Perspective next week, yer bugger!"


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: PeterF on March 24, 2010, 12:48:19 PM
(http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm442/horolboy/kingsx.jpg)

King's X - Xv


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on March 24, 2010, 12:57:51 PM
I'm still not sure about M83, they can get a little bit samey after quite a short amount of time. But it's good music to work to.

I liked M83's first two albums, especially Before The Dawn Heals Us. There're some great atmospheric tracks on there. I saw them live in Leeds last year, but they played hardly anything from those first two records. Their more recent work seems to have been pushed in a more commercial direction, which I found disappointing and a tad boring. A shame, that. I was more impressed by the support band Maps.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Prog Cat on March 24, 2010, 01:06:08 PM
Sarabande by John Lord. I had this on vinyl (78rpm?) many moons ago and recently rediscovered it - a national treasure.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Jim on March 24, 2010, 01:54:21 PM
(http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm442/horolboy/kingsx.jpg)

King's X - Xv

One of my three favourite bands ever in the history of everything ever. Had the absolute pleasure of seeing them live at BB King's in NYC a couple of years ago and had a brief chat with Ty Tabor and Dug Pinnick as well as bumping into a friend of mine I hadn't seen in 2 years! Weird, huh?!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on March 24, 2010, 04:50:59 PM
(http://www3.zero.ad.jp/lee/vapor%20trails.jpg)

Still trying to "get" it. There're some awesome tracks on here that have real potential, but what I think it needed was more production. It sounds under-developed to me. Definitely needs a remix, if they ever get round to it.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 25, 2010, 09:30:59 AM
One Little Victory is as good a track as they have ever written IMHO. Too bad that so many people gloss over this album because of it's now legendary poor production.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Mouse on March 25, 2010, 10:54:39 AM
There are definitely loads of great choons there - Earthshine is one of my faves. I'm particularly fond of Freeze, too.

Meanwhile, I'm listening to Porcupine Tree - Buying New Soul.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 25, 2010, 11:08:39 AM
a couple of tracks from

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/638/cover_4556162232007.jpg)

starting my trawl through the first batch of Summers End announcees

nothing original, but pretty well done so far.



Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 25, 2010, 04:20:48 PM
Pavlov's Dog - Pampered Menial

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61iF-oFn-cL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

If ever there was a 'Marmite' voice, then it's David Surkamp's. Extraordinary.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 25, 2010, 09:55:03 PM
Tindersticks - Trouble Every Day

I went to see them last night at the Sheppard's Bush Empire and although they are not really my cup of tea, they caught me on a good night (and visa versa) and I loved every minute of them.

(http://www.losanjealous.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/tindersticks_15.jpg)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 25, 2010, 10:07:46 PM
....loads of stuff, trying to decide what to play on TEP this weekend. So many good new releases, which is, I suppose a great problem to have rather than the opposite. But it's about choosing between the delights of things like Tunng, North Atlantic Oscillations, The Power Of Two, Mont Campbell, Lyriel, Sky Architect, FramePictures, more of the Solstice and Kaipa albums...I could quite easily do a ten-hour show this weekend, but best not...


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 25, 2010, 10:09:14 PM
Your cup overfloweth sir.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 25, 2010, 10:10:24 PM
It doth indeed!

I'm currently listening to Karmakanic/Agents Of Mercy doing 'Afterglow', which is mildly diverting :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on March 25, 2010, 10:15:21 PM
how about The Engineers?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 25, 2010, 10:15:54 PM
Oooh, now, see, there's another one! :D


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: A James on March 25, 2010, 11:45:46 PM
I have been alternating between North Atlantic Oscillation and Nine Inch Nails in the car, and then on the plane to and from Paris today I was mostly listening to old Porcupine Tree.

And right now I am typing with Nine Months On Fire from the live thing from wotstherenames playing behind me - I love the drama within it.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 26, 2010, 09:28:29 AM
how about The Engineers?

It's such a shame that when they played Bush Hall their sound was ruined - ironically by their sound engineer.

Mind you - I'd really gone for the Richard Barbieri solo set - they are very few and far between but I cannot recommend them highly enough.

So far as what I am listening to - I am so far being disappointed by the new BT album - I may need to skip straight to disc 2 which will have some bangin' remixes on it.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 26, 2010, 09:39:14 AM
So far as what I am listening to - I am so far being disappointed by the new BT album - I may need to skip straight to disc 2 which will have some bangin' remixes on it.
BT, Unc?


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 26, 2010, 09:48:46 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BT_(musician) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BT_(musician))

Too many vocals on this new album - I always prefer sparsity of vocals on electronic music.

His last album was fantastic though and I'm only three songs in to this one.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 26, 2010, 09:56:51 AM
Bloody hell.

'BT was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records for his song Somnambulist. This song was recognized as using the largest number of vocal edits in a song (6,178 edits.)'

I didn't even know there was a world record for the largest number of vocal edits in a song.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 26, 2010, 10:06:32 AM
Now Simon....don't regard this as a challenge!


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 26, 2010, 10:12:42 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BT_(musician) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BT_(musician))

Too many vocals on this new album - I always prefer sparsity of vocals on electronic music.

His last album was fantastic though and I'm only three songs in to this one.
I shall check him out - thankee kindly, Unc :)


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 26, 2010, 10:28:44 AM
Now Simon....don't regard this as a challenge!

Damn, you know me too well.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: roger on March 26, 2010, 10:30:52 AM
Now Simon....don't regard this as a challenge!

Damn, you know me too well.

how many of us are there on the forum?  119?  so, we take one tune, and pass it around, and everybody makes 60 edits.

easy.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Briefly Icky Giantess on March 26, 2010, 10:36:30 AM
BT - particularly Emotional Technology - is one of my guilty pleasures. Love that album. Dark Heart Dawning is just sublime.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 26, 2010, 10:41:13 AM
Now Simon....don't regard this as a challenge!

Damn, you know me too well.

how many of us are there on the forum?  119?  so, we take one tune, and pass it around, and everybody makes 60 edits.

easy.
I think you might have something there.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Uncle Bulgaria on March 26, 2010, 11:10:08 AM
Well I can put my (finally legal) copy of Sound Forge at your disposal.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 26, 2010, 04:49:34 PM
Rewiring Genesis - A Tribute To The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Q9I9ZpFHL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

As if Nick D'Virgilio didn't have enough to do, he goes and does a remake of The Lamb.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: Simon on March 26, 2010, 09:19:28 PM
I believe this tribute album was in part due to his friendship with Kevin Gilbert who's band (Giraffe) covered the entire album at Progfest '94. The recording of that gig was sent to Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford and as a result, they invited Gilbert to the auditions to replace the recently departed Phil Collins. Sadly Gilbert was found dead at his apartment and so he never got to try out for the role in the band. I think that it was through the Gilbert/Lamb Lies Down gig connection however that Nick D'Virgilio got the gig playing some drums on Calling All Stations.

Kevin Gilbert's Shaming Of The True is another one of those great lost Prog Rock classics. I remember Rob Aubrey giving me a copy of the recordings (which were completed by D'Vigillio after Gilbert's death) during the time that we were mixing the DVD. The album is (and I don't use this word lightly) awesome.


Title: Re: Now listening to!!!
Post by: AmazingWilf on March 26, 2010, 09:38:22 PM
Goodness, yes, I couldn't agree more, Simon. I have to admit, I never really saw what all the fuss was about with Giraffe, but Thud, and later The Shaming Of The True...amazing albums. From the latter, 'Ci