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You've been at my singles collection again, haven't you? :lol:
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That's because your records sound better than mine, mine are all Brother hood of man and the Nolans. I'm trying to look cool.
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Whilst the BBC is repeating Glastonbury highlights, most seems to be the same old dross I remember being dissapointed with in recent years. Some of it I like, I found myself enjoying Adele's apperance on the mainstage a few yesrs ago, also bizzarely Beyonce. Both good performances from artists at the height of their popularty, but not really for me, but something Glastonbury always seems to get right.Or is it just a type of ''herd immunity'' - invite enough people and by percentage, there will be enough to make any mainstager look good. It is also something that left me behind a few years ago and I find myself no longer able to connect with it. It isn't Glastonbury's fault (there is enough bands there for everyone and me!) it's the BBC coverge.

So to alternative entertainment tonight and another shuftie through Slinger’s 45 record box, reveals;

Sneakin’ suspicion - Dr Feelgood –

Opening track, I could pick any from this album, they all seem to fit hand in glove and all merit a listen. Their last album featuring most People’s favoured lineup. For me it was the visual interaction between one of the greatest front men; Lee Brilleaux, (fixed and focused psycho) and Guitarist Wilko Johnson (seriously maniacal looking nutter). What does strike a chord for me about them, is the lack of unnecessary guitar solos, and mainly just rhythmic ‘choppy’ chords. I think they still sounded good without Johnson on guitar, and were every bit as much, Dr Feelgood for Private Practice, although for my ears, with the band possibly sounding like they were more of an accompaniment for Brilleaux’s voice. Where previously they were more individually open but tight? If that makes sense?


Don’t ask me questions – Graham Parker & The Rumour –

I probably heard this song during 1978, but it flows nicely with my 1977 nostalgia that I’m currently experiencing. I like this song more than I like Graham Parker in general. I have one 2nd hand album, not played too often, not really very familiar with it but I just like this hit. Reading the lyrics (online, so not necessarily correct) I like his Q. – me! or you? you fake!



Do anything you wanna do – The Rods / The Hot Rods / Eddie and the Hot Rods. even, Rob Tyner and The Hot Rods (Kramer was probably doing time then)

3rd of the Pub Rock bands tonight. Their guitarist played in a band with Dr Feelgood’s singer, Eddie was a dummy, All pinched off the internet of course. It gets me singing and fist pumping! great all time 'feelgood' song.


Sorry about the whinge

Nighty night
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Another 3 cracking choices, and yes, I do own all of them in one format or another. 8-)
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3 Before bedtime tonight.

A mini Roadtrip. Who does own those states?

Alabama – Neil Young - I have been playing ‘Harvest’ a lot lately. I extracted it out of the wrapped CD tower (house move 9 months ago) and it has been sitting atop the player. I have always liked ‘Harvest’ and ‘After the Gold Rush’, but Harvest is getting a right hammering at the mo. and Alabama is a blast.

Ohio – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Another blast, punked up Folk. About a protest in Ohio against US intervention in Cambodia? I don’t know that slice of American Pie to comment. But 4 died in O-hi-o.

Kentucky Moon – The Kinks – A quintessential English Sunday morning drive through the America we know so well but have never visited. Not getting his kicks on route 66 on this Roadtrip. From the quintessential English Brit Pop Originals.

I’m afraid of Americans. Nighty night
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Three before bedtime tonight.

From under the covers.

Around 12-15 years ago, I had a CD called Oracular Spectacular by a band name MGMT, it was played a lot at the time, they were a bit too California Dreamy and soon went off the boil, disappeared and I forgot all about them. Until, listening to the radio the other evening, I heard a cover by Neil Hannon of one of their songs - Time to Pretend’ and a very good version it is. Just Piano and vocals. I have returned to it a few times since on UToob and it is well worth another listen. Of course youtube breeds and expands a bit like space and before you know it… A Chappie called Paulo Nutini (he of ‘Candy’ mush) also does a decent live version…eek! But I will stick with Neil Hannon’s

Time to Pretend – Neil Hannon /The Divine Comedy -


Another good cover heard recently on the radio again, possibly the same night, is a cover of that well known, overplayed, over sung, over emotionaliZzed (how to spoil a decent song) ….’’Hallelujah’’ originally by Leonard Cohen, as we all know but covered brilliantly by John Cale. He rejuvenates a wornout cry and makes it a credible listen again, his voice fits it perfectly and I would say the only singer to be able to relay the sentiment as Cohen intended, everyone else missed the mark. Infact John Cale has earned the right to perform any song he sees fit. Jeff Buckley also covered it, but, I’m not keen on him or his version.

Hallelujah - John Cale –


Jeff Buckley’s dad, Tim Buckley. Now I do like some of his stuff. He does a cover of ‘Dolphins’ a Fred Neil song, also covered by Billy Bragg amongst others. Dolphins is one of ‘’those’’ songs for me, all three do perfect versions, making it their own in their own time - Obviously it is Fred’s.
This version is currently my favourite, he could bend his baritone around a corner - OGWT 1974 (that nowhere year)

Dolphins – Tim Buckley -
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3 'end of evenings' for the end of the evening. each group playing their traditional set closer...





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It has taken me a few days to catch up, but I have listened to 2/3. The 3rd link doesn’t seem to work for me. SLF I do like, although I didn’t discover them until 1981.

3 Before bedtime tonight -

I see your 3 closers and raise you 3 album openers. All start gently, gradually build up, increasing the excitement. They have me waiting in antisi-p-p-pation for what is to follow….


Station to station – David Bowie. From Station to Station.
Wheels of steel, increasing speed, with guitar skidding and sparking across the tracks. Bowie then steadies the loco and were off on an esoteric journey.


I wanna be adored – The Stone Roses. from their first Album.
Although the opener on their ‘Second Coming’ album is longer and equally as good, it takes second place. The shortest opener of the 3 but it builds from the plain, simple and unadorned, to more of the plain, simple and unadorned. John Squire gives a taster of his fingerwork to come, then it ends! Yet somehow, this song makes a great opener for the brilliant indie pop songs that follow.


Shine on you crazy diamond – Stink Floyd. From wish you woz ere.
A famous opening track, with a very long build up. Infact, parts I-V are a build up to the 3 ‘’ normal songs’’. It gives the feeling of a nice crisp, crystal clear setting, with a hint of wispy fog, (In my imagination anyway) After several minutes the fog clears, vocals kick in, sax solos follow and it fades out, so simple? Ha!

Nighty night.
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3 before bedtime tonight -

Lovely songs from the lovely Simon Aldred. His distinctive voice fit his songs like a tailor-made suite or a handmade pair of shoes, neither of which I have experienced, but I have experienced Cherry Ghost.
Take her by the hand and dance the night away….

Mathematics – From the album Thirst for Romance.

Love will follow you - From the album Herd Runners

Clear Skies ever closer – From the album Herd Runners

Choose any Cherry Ghost song, they are all good.
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