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john tregorran

  • Tuesday 19th November 2019, 2:51am
  • mornington,victoria, Australia
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The Sailor's Revenge LP by Bap Kennedy.Full of good tunes.

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George Kaplan

  • Tuesday 19th November 2019, 1:35pm
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Quote: john tregorran @ 19th November 2019, 2:51 AM

The Sailor's Revenge LP by Bap Kennedy.Full of good tunes.

I like him too, though I only know and have his previous album.

Funnily enough I was introduced to him on this board by wigwam willy, the day after Bap died.

Quote: wigwam willy @ 2nd November 2016, 3:27 AM

Bap Kennedy
Lonely Street

https://youtu.be/mSyhWqF2WHg

Whatever happened to wigwam willy?

I like the vocal and chiming guitar and French lyrics on this Leonard Cohen cover -

Jean-Louis Murat - Avalanche IV

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john tregorran

  • Wednesday 20th November 2019, 12:23am
  • mornington,victoria, Australia
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I prefer it to the original.

I've only got the one Bap LP.
I am looking for more though.The song Howl On I'm not all that keen on which has put me off that one.

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George Kaplan

  • Wednesday 20th November 2019, 3:03pm
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Quote: john tregorran @ 20th November 2019, 12:23 AM

I've only got the one Bap LP.
I am looking for more though.The song Howl On I'm not all that keen on which has put me off that one.

He sounds very Dylanish on that album. It's a decent album overall. I agree that the title track isn't that exciting, but I don't mind it.

The Kinks - Willesden Green

Makes me smile. Maybe because I had two stints living there.

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A Horseradish

  • Wednesday 20th November 2019, 4:58pm [Edited]
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[quote name="john tregorran" post="1214241" date="18th November 2019, 3:08 AM"]I've watched it twice and will probably do it again in a minute.Beautiful music and nice views of Dublin in the 60's.

The previous link I'm on about,not this one :)

We are partially singing from the same hymn sheet. I really liked your Van the Man clip and the Lambchop vid which has long been a favourite of mine.I'm also not averse to SFA. My favourite is the one in which they dressed up for "Northern Lights". GK - you are always worth hearing. I say this a ,lot but I need to catch up. Also, I can't recall if I ever mentioned here that I was meaning to add the BBC Radio 4 play on the Kinks. I loved it. I am going to drop ten old 70s golds, mainly because they just make me feel all warm and lovely and so grateful for the era in which I was in my teens. But I will do a search on that alternative take of Ray's "Arthur" later and include the link if it is available. First, my teddy bear blanket:

Part One

10CC - I'm Mandy Fly Me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wv8N6zSzL7k

(By far and away my favourite band before punk, the arty sod, and my favourite song of theirs : later I found the Beatles)

Kate Bush - Man With The Child In His Eyes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAj8suae3WY

(It was probably 1977 and punk was trying to get into the Top 30. My parents were watching shite on the TV. I was in the kitchen, one of only two people listening to BBC Radio London. Malcolm Laycock said " I have a girl in the studio", Never even saw her. Fell in love and did what I could then. Stuck her at No 1 in my pretend chart 1975-1999. The rest is history.).

Manfred Mann's Earthband - Blinded By The Light

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcWVL4B-4pI

(Three eras on,, you find you are a big Bruce fan : It's one of his but this version vibrates : it was your first "jazz"orgasm)

Henry Gross - Shannon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5Wpn3dFrEs

(It'was penned by Brian the genius and it's utterly beautiful - criticise it at your peril, it reached No 30-ish in the UK-ish)

Judy Tzuke - Stay With Me Till Dawn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPLYFNzJ664

(Nice woman and big hair but in the ethereal ionosphere it told you the sex you craved was as a sprite with Neptune)

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A Horseradish

  • Wednesday 20th November 2019, 9:07pm [Edited]
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Clifford T Ward - Gaye

This is a really striking song in a modest way from the 1970s. While released way back in the last century, and I do recall it on the radio as a young child, it and indeed its singer and writer have disappeared into the ether media wise. The song which did get into the singles chart continues to fascinate me, One point is in the name, I doubt given social changes that many girls are "Gaye" now and I think that is sad as it is a pretty name. There is no way for several reasons, including that one, that it could ever have been a hit today. Next, I am consumed with my working class inner London background, yus.

We know the greats who strode among our inferiority, some of whom began even more as inferiors themselves. ie lovely Chaplin. Ruskin and, oh yes, Browning from whom Ward,the apparent middle class fop borrowed the magical title "Home Thoughts From Abroad"although in truth he was the son of a carpet fitter . Great, Also, we saw the resurrection of the real genius Nick Drake via CDs in the 1990s long after his death. Magic. Ward was no Drake but he occupies a space closer to him than those who chose to forget - pretty much all of society - would accept. And then sadly there was the MS angle,

For all of its soppiness or because of it, and yes to be controversial why not, I totally love this as an equal to the entire catalogue of Neil Drake which is A Treble Plus in my book. A little more of the back story follows the link to the song itself:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAQPm6R7qE4

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john tregorran

  • Wednesday 20th November 2019, 9:19pm
  • mornington,victoria, Australia
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Ronnie Lane was from London ,wrote sweet songs and had MS.

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A Horseradish

  • Wednesday 20th November 2019, 9:37pm [Edited]
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Quote: john tregorran @ 20th November 2019, 9:19 PM

Ronnie Lane was from London ,wrote sweet songs and had MS.

Yes, yes, indeed. Thank you for this, Music, comedy, the sea, the countryside and lovely animals don't necessarily transcend it all including sheer excruciating pain awfulness but they are often the nearest to any answer any of us can find. They are also the nearest to an answer to bosses, the staggering proliferation of twerps and bloody terrible traffic jams. I'm going to inflict 40 of the '70s now. Not 10. Oh fffs. Yeah I know, Seek out as yer calming tablet a garden squirrel. I do - and daily.

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2001/dec/22/guardianobituaries1

The great Ooh La La - love this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpSlT2BVvGc

Died at 51. He says to me a free spirit not as in globe trotting but jumping across Wales gypsy like or something. I identify with it, not that he was necessarily like that. Could have done"How Long" (or "The Poacher") but I just glanced at the discography. He went from "Ogden's Nut Gone Flake" to "A Nod is as Good as a Wink" and beyond - which is excellence.

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garyd

  • Wednesday 20th November 2019, 9:51pm
  • England
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The Desire For Hermitage from Secrets Of The Old: Complete
Samuel Barber

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A Horseradish

  • Wednesday 20th November 2019, 10:14pm [Edited]
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Quote: garyd @ 20th November 2019, 9:51 PM

The Desire For Hermitage from Secrets Of The Old: Complete
Samuel Barber

Hey Gary.

Are you Gary?

As in the Gary?

Nah, ignore me. Minor diplomacy (international and top secret - we got back in touch - I'm so pleased - to make sure that whatever the outcome there still is kindness and stability). This has more punch than a wow of a train set. I'm not huge on Rod - I quite like him - but when my Nan ca,me in to my room at 81 as I had Maggie May on and my parents were constantly saying it was shite she did what she always did which fully reinforced her as my favourite person of all time.

"Oh what a lovely song, Horseradish, How lovely". How really lovely"

She was an outstanding individual. Illiterate. Tough.Warm. Poor. And almost certainly across the divide spiritualist although she would never have seen it. It was so obvious to anyone with any intelligence and obviously it was passed on. To the extent that I was taught to be rational, it was a f**ker, I can't do sport or nuthin but that weird bit is in me jeans. Mates agree. I don;t connect to the other side but operate on DNA/vibes. And it's is pure proud bizarre Sarf London poverty.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZEy_kJ8nJU

How lucky we all were. Sam Stevens - you are already a great radio man and you know that at 33 you are learning your trade : if you dip in here and I think many more do than they say can I just applaud you. You are Mr Radio for the future so far as am concerned. There is something so upliftingly right about you, with Paul's experience, and it gives us hope.

So impressed - and thank you for respecting the medium.:D

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lofthouse

  • Wednesday 20th November 2019, 10:20pm
  • Nowhere, England
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Metallica - Clampdown (Clash cover)

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A Horseradish

  • Wednesday 20th November 2019, 10:46pm [Edited]
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Quote: lofthouse @ 20th November 2019, 10:20 PM

Metallica - Clampdown (Clash cover)

Really? I have never heard that before. The Sandinista! cover album which I have is interesting and I hope to come back to that one. In the meantime, I have got to go back to the stuff you hate with no animosity, Do you like anything pre 1977?

Big Star - Ballad of El Goodo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn1t6l7UUPc

(Oh wow, so,so brilliant and so important historically - I might do more on this tomorrow when I am less tired)

Al Stewart - Lord Grenville

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEmtLFcB-mc

(He's a bit stupidly pricey these days - this was always my third favourite on the album - now I might put it first)

Neu! - Isi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oO7w90YG3Rg

(From the period when Germans were nice, interesting and innovative - one looked elsewhere for pains in the arse)

Brian Protheroe - Pinball

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQuCqNVdxTc

(1974, : this seemed a bit edgy as in cockney trilbys and baize - luckily he survived to be the voice of First Dates)

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Rood Eye

  • Wednesday 20th November 2019, 11:35pm [Edited]
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Quote: A Horseradish @ 20th November 2019, 4:58 PM

Kate Bush

When Kate's first album "The Kick Inside" was complete, she asked the record company which track was going to be released as the single.

The record company thought the answer was absolutely bleeding obvious: "James and the Cold Gun".

Kate didn't agree: she too thought the answer was absolutely bleeding obvious - and it wasn't "James and the Cold Gun"! Laughing out loud

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A Horseradish

  • Thursday 21st November 2019, 12:11am [Edited]
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Quote: Rood Eye @ 20th November 2019, 11:35 PM

When Kate's first album "The Kick Inside" was complete, she asked the record company which track was going to be released as the single.

The record company thought the answer was absolutely bleeding obvious: "James and the Cold Gun".

Kate didn't agree: she too thought the answer was absolutely bleeding obvious - and it wasn't "James and the Cold Gun"! Laughing out loud

Yeah, yeah, that does actually ring a bell. Thanks for it. What pees me off somewhat is that Aerial was well established as my best album of 2000-2009 but it has got blinkin' Rolf Harris on a lot of it. Two of her greatest songs (without him) are on that great album and both in 2005 linked in with my Mum in my head. And while she is still alive, they will do for ever.

The happy, evocative, sophisticated, dancing one : she effectively saved me in 2005 and this is the album:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqBOJUeGJCk

I think this is Kate on the death of her mother song : as always there is more : mine was 75, she's now 89:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp6V5B9WJng

As indicated, I have been a Kate fan since day one.

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john tregorran

  • Thursday 21st November 2019, 12:44am
  • mornington,victoria, Australia
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I don't know whether I'm talking nonsense here but,"The Hounds of Love" was supposed to have been inspired by the classic Brit horror "Night of the Demon".Anyway, someone has put the song to scenes from the film,and it works quite well,I think.