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A Horseradish

  • Friday 24th January 2020, 9:17pm [Edited]
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Quote: john tregorran @ 24th January 2020, 8:52 PM

They were very nice.Thanks.
I see the second was written by Curtis Mayfield.
He had some bad luck :(

I would like to dispute your 1870 theory.
A lot of what we consider as the classical composers were born before the 1870's.

So I have been led to believe from certain quarters.

But I was a modern romantic the first time around, ie not with eyeliner in the early 1980s.

Vaughan Williams, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Holst, Scriabin, Ives, Falla, Coleridge-Taylor.

I think you will find they were all born in the 1870s as were around 70 other superior non-stuffy figures.

Anyways, I'm pleased you like my pop choices.

I'm starting to think I need to learn more about soul in the 1963-1965 period. I like it a lot more than I used to - and I always quite liked it while thinking I preferred the later stuff - but my knowledge could be considerably improved there.

Ms Bottoms incidentally - Lance's daughter - is in charge of Atlanta.

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john tregorran

  • Friday 24th January 2020, 9:30pm
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For an relaxing interlude you may enjoy Nouvelle Vague with their particular treatment of some classics.

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George Kaplan

  • Friday 24th January 2020, 10:46pm [Edited]
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Quote: john tregorran @ 24th January 2020, 9:30 PM

For an relaxing interlude you may enjoy Nouvelle Vague with their particular treatment of some classics.

First one was used as the intro music for the recurring Polish Cafe sketches in Harry & Paul, so evokes those. The earlier ones were (relatively) more subtle and imo funnier.

Enjoyed the second one too. Can't remember hearing an Echo and the Bunnymen cover before. There are loads of Clash ones out there. I have 2 cds that Uncut put out solely of Clash covers.

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A Horseradish

  • Friday 24th January 2020, 10:59pm [Edited]
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I love Harry and Paul - that's my favourite Harry Enfield project - and I quite like Nouvelle Vague.

The Sandinista! Project is interesting.

Stew - Broadway:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYoRDOqa9P8

Katrina of the Waves - Hitsville UK:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRbM8Iw1GBg

Ethan Lipton - Corner Soul:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSga-ID2wPE

Echo - I have just looked into it. There doesn't appear to be a lot of substance cover wise - too many direct copyists - but the Decemberists have performed Bring on the Dancing Horses live. It is on YT but the sound quality isn't brilliant.

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A Horseradish

  • Friday 24th January 2020, 11:52pm [Edited]
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Geyster - When Love Breaks Down:

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

(2017)

Prefab Sprout:

The Devil Has All The Best Tunes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjl0mhMB814

Walk On:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksy8yXbUqic

1982/3 - Two of the ones that were handed on a tape to Kid Jensen at the Whitley Bay Radio 1 Road show and led to a session on his programme and then on to John Peel : They were weird, like nobody else and obviously very raw but there was a big something there. Peel's fave was Lions In My Own Garden and it is easy to see why. It was just at the start of their coherence, erudite in its way and before commercialism. But many would be surprised Peel was ever into them.)

Lions In My Own Garden (Exit Someone):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9eSboYF00I

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john tregorran

  • Saturday 25th January 2020, 3:32am
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The Sprout sort of passed me by.Much like most of the 80's :).
XTC weren't bad though,were they?

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George Kaplan

  • Saturday 25th January 2020, 2:38pm
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Quote: john tregorran @ 25th January 2020, 3:32 AM

The Sprout sort of passed me by.Much like most of the 80's :).
XTC weren't bad though,were they?

What were you up to in the 80s?

You're not Shaun Ryder, are you?

XTC are a top band.

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A Horseradish

  • Saturday 25th January 2020, 6:10pm [Edited]
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Quote: George Kaplan @ 25th January 2020, 5:02 PM

Nice punchy (geddit!) version.

Whatever happened to Kid Jensen? (Not that I really care. Sorry, Kid.)

Kid did quite a good programme on "United DJs - The Station of the Stars" - when Mike Read, age 69 not 67 whatever he claims, set it up but I haven't seen a programme there from him recently. A lot of his recent time - Kid not Mike - has obviously been Lodge based what with him being a freemason and he is still a fan of Crystal Palace though sadly he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's. Still, he was in fine form less than a month ago when interviewed by Shaun Tilley about his memories of Radio 1. It's in the second half hour of this one hour clip and well worth a listen but don't leave it too long as it is only available for 3-4 days. I asked Shaun this week if he would do another series on the grounds that series one has been excellent and even suggested to him someone who I would especially like to hear on it. Quite a big name from the past who has not really be heard on the airwaves for 30 odd years. He has told me that he is actively looking into it although the bloke concerned is currently on a six month holiday. I really should start charging for this information. :)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07x3j0r

(Starts around 24.00 after Martin Cox (although Martin's interview is really interesting too) and George Martin's outstanding Theme One which still to this day gives me goose bumps)

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john tregorran

  • Sunday 26th January 2020, 4:04am [Edited]
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Quote: George Kaplan @ 25th January 2020, 2:38 PM

What were you up to in the 80s?

You're not Shaun Ryder, are you?

XTC are a top band.

If you are talking musical ability I'm more of a Bez.

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George Kaplan

  • Sunday 26th January 2020, 2:15pm
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Quote: A Horseradish @ 25th January 2020, 6:10 PM

Kid did quite a good programme on "United DJs - The Station of the Stars" - when Mike Read, age 69 not 67 whatever he claims, set it up but I haven't seen a programme there from him recently. A lot of his recent time - Kid not Mike - has obviously been Lodge based what with him being a freemason and he is still a fan of Crystal Palace though sadly he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's. Still, he was in fine form less than a month ago when interviewed by Shaun Tilley about his memories of Radio 1. It's in the second half hour of this one hour clip and well worth a listen but don't leave it too long as it is only available for 3-4 days. I asked Shaun this week if he would do another series on the grounds that series one has been excellent and even suggested to him someone who I would especially like to hear on it. Quite a big name from the past who has not really be heard on the airwaves for 30 odd years. He has told me that he is actively looking into it although the bloke concerned is currently on a six month holiday. I really should start charging for this information. :)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07x3j0r

(Starts around 24.00 after Martin Cox (although Martin's interview is really interesting too) and George Martin's outstanding Theme One which still to this day gives me goose bumps)

cheers!

Quote: lofthouse @ 25th January 2020, 8:56 PM

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ct4sjUQNcw

Good hybrid of early Specials and Madness, as well as being good in their own right with a cool song. They really captured the early 2-Tone production sound as well.

Quote: john tregorran @ 26th January 2020, 4:04 AM

If you are talking musical ability I'm more of a Bez.

:D

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A Horseradish

  • Sunday 26th January 2020, 6:25pm [Edited]
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1. From the album "Return To Y'Hup: The World of Ivor Cutler", released on 24 January 2020

Citizen Bravo, Raymond MacDonald and Friends with Tracyanne Campbell - Women of The World:

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

2. Wussy - Teenage Wasteland, live KEXP, 2014:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xsgu7mSIOk

3. Gil-Scott Heron - A Lovely Day (Live, 2010):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG5H9tmTtBQ

4. Carvel - Excellent version of Last Goodbye by Jeff Buckley, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuvWqAw51ts