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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by Fretless » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:26 am

CN211276 wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:58 am
I think they got a worse press than any other band when punk/new wave came along and their sense of humour was over looked. I recall John Peel describing them on the lines of a waste of electricity.
I read that somewhere in a set of sleeve notes.

John Peel was a big fan of The Nice and attended the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970 where ELP made their official debut performance. He called it a 'waste of time, talent and electricity'.

Emerson had 2 brass cannons on stage which he fired off at one point during the set.

ELP, along with the likes of Led Zep, Deep Purple and Yes were all slammed with a tag of 'boring dinosaurs' when punk came along and it was absolutely not fashionable to be seen listening to that sort of old-fashioned rubbish. It was decades later that I really discovered those bands and the astonishing music they made in the early 70's.

But ELP were themselves running out of steam and wanted to take a time-out. Record boss Ahmet Ertegun of Atlantic Records forced them into recording one last album for his label, 'Love Beach'.

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You would have been excused for thinking that this cover was the Bee-Gees latest effort. Actually, coming back to this LP (panned mercilessly at the time) it isn't as bad as I remember it to be. All acts were being forced to either go in a punky or Disco direction and produce Hit Singles. 'All I Want Is You' is a great Greg Lake song and side 2 of the LP was 'Memoirs of an Officer and a Gentleman' with some lovely piano expansions from KE.

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Memoirs of an Officer and a Gentleman (Part 1 of 2)

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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by CN211276 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:55 pm

Sound of music - Original sound track
The Claypool Lennon Delirium - Monolith of phobis
David Bowie - Buddha of suburbia
Halestorm - Vicious
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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by Fretless » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:22 pm

3 'To the Power of Three' (1988)

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Emerson and Palmer team up with young neo-progger Robert Berry, sign to Geffen and go all-out for Asia-like 80's arena rock.

This has it's moments but it is mostly stuck in a no-man's-land between Journey and Styx.

Nice version of The Byrds 'Eight Miles High' though.

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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by CN211276 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:11 pm

Oldies hits of the 50s and 60s
George Harrison - Extra texture
Evanesence - The open door
Dream Theatre - Distance over time
Metallica - and justice for all
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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by davjam13 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:59 pm

Copperblue wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:09 pm
SteveTheShadow wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:03 pm
Had an Elvis Costello vinylfest today. I listened, in order of release to:

My Aim is True
This Year's Model
Armed Forces
Get Happy!

Excellent stuff!
I have more, up to Imperial Bedroom, then I went off him somewhat.
Excellent albums that still sound fresh.

Get Happy! Is s bit of a forgotten gem
Punch The Clock and King Of America are both pretty good especially the former.
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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by davjam13 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:03 pm

Aldous Harding Party
Ron Sexsmith The Last Rider
Cockney Rebel The Human Menagerie.
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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by CN211276 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:12 pm

The Claypool Lennon Delirium - Lime and limpid green
Gong - Flying tea pot
David Bowie - David Bowie
Guns n Roses - Chinese democracy
Slade - Sladest
Bob Dylan - Blood on the tracks
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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by Copperblue » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:41 am

davjam13 wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:59 pm
Copperblue wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:09 pm
SteveTheShadow wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:03 pm
Had an Elvis Costello vinylfest today. I listened, in order of release to:

My Aim is True
This Year's Model
Armed Forces
Get Happy!

Excellent stuff!
I have more, up to Imperial Bedroom, then I went off him somewhat.
Excellent albums that still sound fresh.

Get Happy! Is s bit of a forgotten gem
Punch The Clock and King Of America are both pretty good especially the former.
The last Elvis Costello record that I truly liked and listen to fairly regularly was Brutal Youth - and pretty much every record before that.

I saw him live last summer at an outdoor gig at Blenheim Palace and he was in remarkable voice, also his guitar playing is now at another level. That was a top gig as it had Elvis, The Waterboys and the fabulous Nick Lowe!
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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by CN211276 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:34 am

Copperblue wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:41 am
davjam13 wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:59 pm
Copperblue wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:09 pm


Excellent albums that still sound fresh.

Get Happy! Is s bit of a forgotten gem
Punch The Clock and King Of America are both pretty good especially the former.
The last Elvis Costello record that I truly liked and listen to fairly regularly was Brutal Youth - and pretty much every record before that.

I saw him live last summer at an outdoor gig at Blenheim Palace and he was in remarkable voice, also his guitar playing is now at another level. That was a top gig as it had Elvis, The Waterboys and the fabulous Nick Lowe!
I saw Elvis Costello in the earl 80s and left very disappointed. There was a distinct lack of enthusiasm and the set was barely an hour. A friend has seen him in recent years and said he was very good.
I set a course just east of Lyra
And northwest of Pegasus
Flew into the light of Deneb
Sailed across the Milky Way

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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by CN211276 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:20 pm

Elf - The Carolina County Ball
John Lennon - Rock n roll
Metallica - Ride the lightning
The Faces - Long player
I set a course just east of Lyra
And northwest of Pegasus
Flew into the light of Deneb
Sailed across the Milky Way

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