Going round in circles

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Re: Going round in circles

Unread post by Fretless » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:31 pm

Does anybody actually listen to Musicals???
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Re: Going round in circles

Unread post by Hannes-Gregor » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:37 pm

Fretless wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:30 pm
Hannes, All the Husker Du albums are superb.

Try:
Flip Your Wig
Candy Apple Grey
Warehouse Songs & Stories

You won't regret it.
Thank you, I will. Just watched the Dead Moon documentary 'Unknown Passage' again. Not available on youtube so a link to the title giving song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcaYV6DeVQ8

..and something more from that band:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE2NixQRYbc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qljGaHJbCs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JH6TWWUgGo

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Re: Going round in circles

Unread post by karatestu » Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:19 am

Fretless wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:31 pm
Does anybody actually listen to Musicals???
no
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Re: Going round in circles

Unread post by nilsatisnisioptimum » Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:39 pm

The only reason I mentioned musicals is they seem to come quite a lot on Discogs seller lists and I always wondered who bought them, clearly not hi-fi subjectivist member's :lol:
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Re: Going round in circles

Unread post by Fretless » Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:47 pm

I admit to having and liking the original version of Evita with Julie Covington, Barbara Dickson and David Essex.
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Re: Going round in circles

Unread post by Fretless » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:40 am

After several months of intense synthesizer-obsession my focus has undergone a radical shift into the relatively limited sub-genre of 'Post-punk Revival' bands with names like:

Interpol
The Bravery
Franz Ferdinand
Bloc Party
Foals
Radio 4

Been digging around in boxes of CD's in the attic and have unearthed some discs that haven't seen the light of day in at least a decade.

These groups are obviously heavily influenced by the likes of: Joy Division, The Cure, The Clash, and late 70's/early 80's New Wave in general. And there is some good music to be found here.

Time to spike up the hair and re-learn the Pogo.
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Re: Going round in circles

Unread post by karatestu » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:43 am

I've seen Franz Ferdinand and Bloc party live at festivals. Enjoyed both.
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Unread post by nilsatisnisioptimum » Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:04 pm

Theres eclectic and then theres Fretless :-)
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Re: Going round in circles

Unread post by Fretless » Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:32 pm

Just wait till I go all Jazz-Rock or Prog again. You want obscure - you'll get obscure!

8-) :dance: 8-)
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Re: Going round in circles

Unread post by Fretless » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:06 pm

It is time for one of my regular returns to an ever-favourite outfit: King Crimson.

However ...

For some reason my focus is now on a phase in that band's development that I had previously tended to avoid - the murky later Belew-era that runs through the albums 'Thrak', 'The ConstruKction of Light' and 'The Power to Believe'. These albums have, until now, seemed impenetrably confrontational and willfully 'difficult'.

Two factors have played a role in this and the first is a recent excursion into the bizarre artistic territory of The Flaming Lips, and especially the album 'The Terror' which is a sort of The Gang of Four meet Tangerine Dream channeling the spirit of Syd Barrett, very weird and mind-openingly-blowing. Somehow the experience has broadened my appreciative boundaries in order to be better able to comprehend what this Crim are doing. That was followed by the semi-accidental purchase of KC's 'Heavy ConstruKction' live album from an early 2000's European tour. Finally I have realised that King Crimson are essentially a stunning live act who can burn, charm, mystify and frighten you - often simultaneously. The real Crim is the live Crim ans I hadn't understood that before.

The odd lineup of 'Thrak' - a double-trio with two of everything: guitarists, bassists and drummers, is capable of raw, overwhelming power, intrinsic subtlety and a telepathic improvisational synchronicity. Followed later by the double-duo of Fripp, Belew, Gunn and Mastelotto who turn up the intensity even higher. It is no wonder that in this period, KC was seen as an enormous source of inspiration for other bands like Tool and Dream Theater.

So I'm rounding up the reissued / reworked editions of the later studio albums and all of the live discs I can find, including The Crimson Projekct which has a Fripp-free lineup but does feature Belew, Levin and Mastelotto.

Schizoid man?
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