What are you listening to now? Page 1351

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Chappers

  • Wednesday 29th January 2020, 3:32pm
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How appropriate! Procrastination by the Damned on my signed white vinyl copy of Evil Spirits.

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George Kaplan

  • Thursday 30th January 2020, 11:32pm
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The Slow Readers Club - Plant The Seed

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A Horseradish

  • Friday 31st January 2020, 1:23am [Edited]
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Five songs played last night either by Marc Riley or Gideon Coe on BBC 6 Music. All new. Most very new. If these are anything to go by, 2020 could be the year of delicacy and a little melody. It's not quite Postcard Records yet but, hey, it's alright. So, first then to a man who is 12 days older than me so I assume we must have a similar sort of astrology. I've always liked his song writing and musicianship. Then comes a bunch of people who are all probably teenagers (ish).

Ben Watt - Irene:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XS3REGSWyd8

From the upcoming album, Storm Damage (out Jan 31 2020).

Fabienne Delsol - The Face:

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

Ezra Furman - I'm Coming Clean:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJs2g_wG_Yw

The Saxophones - Lamplighter:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsl7c4fAolU

My Bus - Elvis and Me:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT8SQ48gAQg

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john tregorran

  • Friday 31st January 2020, 2:24am
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Quote: George Kaplan @ 30th January 2020, 11:32 PM

The Slow Readers Club - Plant The Seed

I could be very wrong of course but it reminded me of the Eurythmics :)

Quote: A Horseradish @ 31st January 2020, 1:23 AM

Five songs played last night either by Marc Riley or Gideon Coe on BBC 6 Music. All new. Most very new. If these are anything to go by, 2020 could be the year of delicacy and a little melody. It's not quite Postcard Records yet but, hey, it's alright. So, first then to a man who is 12 days older than me so I assume we must have a similar sort of astrology. I've always liked his song writing and musicianship. Then comes a bunch of people who are all probably teenagers (ish).

Ben Watt - Irene:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XS3REGSWyd8

From the upcoming album, Storm Damage (out Jan 31 2020).

Fabienne Delsol - The Face:

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

Ezra Furman - I'm Coming Clean:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJs2g_wG_Yw

The Saxophones - Lamplighter:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsl7c4fAolU

My Bus - Elvis and Me:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hT8SQ48gAQg

They all very easy to listen to.Is this what they call EMO?

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A Horseradish

  • Friday 31st January 2020, 9:42am [Edited]
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Quote: john tregorran @ 31st January 2020, 2:24 AM

I could be very wrong of course but it reminded me of the Eurythmics :)

They all very easy to listen to.Is this what they call EMO?

Not sure if it has a label yet.

Let's settle on post post-emo at the cutting edge of hipster lounge. Whistling nnocently

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rrr 969

  • Friday 31st January 2020, 10:12am [Edited]
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To A Horseradish
Thx for "The Face by Fabienne Delsol - Music from The state51 Conspiracy"

I like her version of "Laisse tomber les filles" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-w08v0iMPeM

This old school sound today is very pleasing, I'm reminded by it of The Ventures "Super Psychedelics" 1967 album.

One interesting fact: their song "Vibrations" was used for decades in USSR TV weekly programme about world politics:

+ France Gall - Poupée de cire, poupée de son https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRva0YOVtcI

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A Horseradish

  • Friday 31st January 2020, 1:59pm [Edited]
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Quote: rrr 969 @ 31st January 2020, 10:12 AM

To A Horseradish
Thx for "The Face by Fabienne Delsol - Music from The state51 Conspiracy"

I like her version of "Laisse tomber les filles" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-w08v0iMPeM

This old school sound today is very pleasing, I'm reminded by it of The Ventures "Super Psychedelics" 1967 album.

One interesting fact: their song "Vibrations" was used for decades in USSR TV weekly programme about world politics:

+ France Gall - Poupée de cire, poupée de son https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRva0YOVtcI

Aw, thank you. What a fabulous post and I have watched all the clips. It turns out that Ms Desol is 67 so she is "only" 48 years past her teenage years. I reckon that makes my guess pretty close. Really I should have known this - and her - being a trainspottery muso type. Apparently she often toured with Thee Headcoats who were a part of the Medway Scene (Medway being a river in Kent with a lot of ugly towns around it plus Rochester) but it is Wild Billy Childish and the Buff Medways from there who I know especially well. (Clip one below). That would be why Marc Riley knows and likes her. He and Gideon Coe easily outdo me muso wise and very late in the day (they have been on the radio most evenings for donkey's years) I will listen to them regularly as I find what they do interesting and many of their choices are new to me.

But returning to Fabienne, I have worked out that she could in theory have sung at, say, 15 alongside Nico or Marianne Faithfull or Francoise Hardy - that sort of chanteuse person. Much later she could and probably should have done duets with, say, Lloyd Cole or Edwyn Collins. And then just a while after that time, late 1980s, she could have been a middle aged mentor to young Vanessa Paradis - although she wasn't - and then moved on to Stereolab before waiting ten years to team up with Wolverhampton's Ben Christophers, neither of which sadly she did. But then neither did France Gall who just clouted the UK's Kathy Kirby at Eurovision before doing weirdy stuff with Serge Gainsbourg and humanitarian projects.

The Ventures were purely the classic surf sound to me and I had no idea that they had moved into surf psychedelia in the late 1960s. Very interesting as was their Soviet television inclusion. Perhaps it was some kind of response to their 50th state contribution. Clip two although following your terrific efforts I also feel a second post with other clips coming on.

Buff Medways - Medway Wheelers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOo7DepCd9w

The Ventures - Hawaii Five-0 Theme - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rcvo4U33_L4

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A Horseradish

  • Friday 31st January 2020, 2:05pm [Edited]
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Second Post.

Side One

Nico - I'm Not Sayin' :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PINZNB6knaA

Marianne Faithfull - As Tears Go By:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_phZZgkT1Jk

Kathy Kirby - I Belong (defeated by France Gall in 1965):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeDI52bdntQ

(I was 2 so I don't remember it and could barely talk although I tried, calling her Catty Kirby)

Stereolab - Need To Be, Live 2019:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3X3gIBH_K0

Side Two

Lloyd Cole - Man Enough:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWj6N5MMZxM

Vanessa Paradis - Joe Le Taxi:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKxMTFvo_0s

(A much derided hit - I have always loved it hugely : probably the best ever record by a child)

Francoise Hardy and Ben Christophers - My Beautiful Demon:

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

Serge Gainsbourg - J'ai oublié d'être bête:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os5p6dr4BnM

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George Kaplan

  • Friday 31st January 2020, 2:30pm
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Quote: john tregorran @ 31st January 2020, 2:24 AM

I could be very wrong of course but it reminded me of the Eurythmics :)

Intro especially so.

I see the 80s didn't totally pass you by then. :D

Depeche Mode was what struck me the most with this track. Slow Readers Club aren't a band I know well - I checked them out a week ago because they turned up on a gig listing, and the combo of their name and their pic intrigued me.

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A Horseradish

  • Friday 31st January 2020, 2:48pm [Edited]
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Quote: George Kaplan @ 30th January 2020, 11:32 PM

The Slow Readers Club - Plant The Seed

This is quite a strong track isn't it.

I see what JT means about the Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams etc - but my suggestion is Depeche Mode if Dave Gahan had been joined on vocals by Jimmy Somerville. Understandably, the idea never crossed my mind at the time but now it has been done it is obviously a pretty good one.

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john tregorran

  • Friday 31st January 2020, 5:43pm
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This thread is a veritable mine of interesting information and I can soon put a stop to all that.

Now I know this is the 80's.It's from my BH's favourite LP.So I've heard it quite a lot!

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George Kaplan

  • Friday 31st January 2020, 11:10pm
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Quote: A Horseradish @ 31st January 2020, 2:48 PM

This is quite a strong track isn't it.

I see what JT means about the Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams etc - but my suggestion is Depeche Mode if Dave Gahan had been joined on vocals by Jimmy Somerville. Understandably, the idea never crossed my mind at the time but now it has been done it is obviously a pretty good one.

They seem to have a range of influences/references, and generally combine/showcase them pleasingly. Editors is another more contemporary influence than their 80s ones. I've enjoyed all the stuff I've listened to, but I'm not totally convinced yet that they have that extra spark.

Quote: john tregorran @ 31st January 2020, 5:43 PM

This thread is a veritable mine of interesting information and I can soon put a stop to all that.

Now I know this is the 80's.It's from my BH's favourite LP.So I've heard it quite a lot!

You better hide my post from your BH. :)

I've always had a bit of an aversion to Tears For Fears - probably linked to my punk roots. Their music didn't click with me, and their image certainly didn't. Yuppies in dodgy knitwear.

Yet listening to that track, it's actually okay. Reminds me a bit of Spandau Ballet, especially the sax. I didn't mind the New Romantics. I even tried to get into Blitz once, but was turned down as I couldn't be bothered to dress up. Tears For Fears weren't New Romantics though. They just put my back up, maybe because they seemed a bit smug, like U2, whereas the New Romantics seemed to have a sense of humour, or were a bit silly. Plus, like I said, their music wasn't for me anyway.

Having said that, I was curious to see what Lorde did with "Everybody Wants to Rule the World", as it got a mention on that covers thread on Digital Spy. Nearly 32 million views/plays!

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john tregorran

  • Friday 31st January 2020, 11:34pm [Edited]
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Yes,well,um...I've got another :)

Enough of all that sort of stuff:

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George Kaplan

  • Friday 31st January 2020, 11:54pm
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Quote: john tregorran @ 31st January 2020, 11:34 PM

Enough of all that sort of stuff:

That's more like it! :D

Sorry if I just trashed your wedding song/ happy courtship memories. :)

I'm normally better behaved.

I put it down to pre-Brexit/pre-Transfer Window closing and no bloody replacement for Kane/pre-Australian Open Finals Tension!

But that Primal Scream track is helping just fine.

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john tregorran

  • Saturday 1st February 2020, 12:14am
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Goodo.I don't like TFF at all but I put up with them.Her young girl heart throb was David Essex so it could be worse.