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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Pink Floyd albums ?

Post by Muppet the Cat » Thu May 17, 2018 7:28 pm

NorfolkWhite wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 4:13 pm
They were on Absolute 80s the other night with E=MC2 so they must be good ;-)

Gonna upset 64 here, but another vote for London Calling as their best album (also the first single I ever bought) - big fan of Sandinista as well though. Favourite track from LC "Lost in the Supermarket" - probably not the best but always just been one of my faves.
Your first single.........always a good one, but quite often an embarrassing choice on later reflection, when your musical taste, you think, is somewhat more refined

To start us off, of which I'm quite proud of my 8yr old self, mine was in 1972........The Jean Genie by David Bowie
(I recall I had to say up about 5 weeks pocket money, which from memory was 5p a week to get it..........and I bought in a record shop in York, just down from what was the Polar Ford garage/showroom. The bargain bonus was that the B side was Ziggy Stardust, which to this day is one of my favourite tracks. I played that single to death and still have it)

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Clash albums ?

Post by faaip » Thu May 17, 2018 7:33 pm

Oh the countdown has begun it seems...another false dawn? I hope not ....whisper it real quiet


Tool are back
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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Clash albums ?

Post by faaip » Thu May 17, 2018 7:36 pm



a very small taster from the greatest band on the planet, It's been 12 years and counting and will be the fifth album in 25 years
"And bring the Rain"

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Clash albums ?

Post by faaip » Thu May 17, 2018 7:37 pm

It's gonna be a Tool weekend ....I can feel it

"And bring the Rain"

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Pink Floyd albums ?

Post by 1964white » Thu May 17, 2018 8:12 pm

Muppet the Cat wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 7:28 pm
Your first single.........always a good one, but quite often an embarrassing choice on later reflection, when your musical taste, you think, is somewhat more refined

To start us off, of which I'm quite proud of my 8yr old self, mine was in 1972........The Jean Genie by David Bowie
(I recall I had to say up about 5 weeks pocket money, which from memory was 5p a week to get it..........and I bought in a record shop in York, just down from what was the Polar Ford garage/showroom. The bargain bonus was that the B side was Ziggy Stardust, which to this day is one of my favourite tracks. I played that single to death and still have it)

:moggy:
One of the great 'b' sides Cat :tup: from The Rise & Fall Of Ziggy Stardust album of course. Love Bowie's music 8-)

First 45rpm purchase was either the Beatles 'Twist & Shout' or 'From Me To You'
bought them both but I can't recall in what order

First LP purchase Simon & Garfunkel 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Clash albums ?

Post by Muppet the Cat » Thu May 17, 2018 10:27 pm

Whilst, I haven't read all the preceding 1848 pages of this thread, going back to March 2010, one thing has struck me from the pages I have read and the album and songs of the decades votes I've not seen one single reference (apologies if I've missed it) to the only UK artist who has sold >250 million records (only beaten by The Beatles and more than The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Led Zep etc..)..........Elton John.

Maybe not everyone's cup of tea and these days seemingly having a bit of a pantomime dame personna, but he has made some absolutely tremendous records, albeit heavily weighted to his early/mid 1970's earlier career output.................absolute classics such as Rocket Man, Candle in the Wind, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, your Song, Tiny Dancer, Daniel, Border Song, Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me, Funeral for a Friend....................and many, many more.

I'm sure I read somewhere, or maybe it was on one of those BBC 4 docs that in 1972/73 one in five of all records sold in the world was by Elton John, which is just a jaw dropping statistic.

Top 5 Elton albums:
1. (without question and nailed on) - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
2. Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
3. Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only the Piano Player
4. Honky Chataeau
5. Madman Across the Water

Of his later output a nod to 2001's 'Songs From the West Coast'

Elton, I sense is one of those artists that will only really get the recognition he so much deserves when he's no longer here. (Does that sound a bit morbid ??)

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Clash albums ?

Post by faaip » Thu May 17, 2018 11:12 pm

No I'm very high on Eltons work up to maybe Rock of the Westies, I have Capt. Fantastic at 1 though, then GYBR.
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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Clash albums ?

Post by John in Louisiana » Fri May 18, 2018 1:50 am

Clash: London Calling. One of the most important albums in rock history.

Elton John: His early stuff is my favorite. Captain Fantastic, Madman, and Tumbleweed Connection are all wonderful.

But if you haven't heard it (it's pretty obscure), his live album "11/17/70" is great. His piano playing is out of this world.

Check this one out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfKsH_g39Rc

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Clash albums ?

Post by 1964white » Fri May 18, 2018 5:35 am

John in Louisiana wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 1:50 am
Clash: London Calling. One of the most important albums in rock history.

Elton John: His early stuff is my favorite. Captain Fantastic, Madman, and Tumbleweed Connection are all wonderful.

But if you haven't heard it (it's pretty obscure), his live album "11/17/70" is great. His piano playing is out of this world.

Check this one out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfKsH_g39Rc
Thanks for that recommendation John.

I have all of Elton's early albums apart from his debut 'Empty Sky'. His 2nd album release 'Elton John' is my ultimate favourite, some beautiful piano & from the same period of his live set '11/17/70' which is now on my purchase list :)

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Clash albums ?

Post by 1964white » Fri May 18, 2018 5:44 am

Muppet the Cat wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 10:27 pm


Top 5 Elton albums:
1. (without question and nailed on) - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
2. Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
3. Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only the Piano Player
4. Honky Chataeau
5. Madman Across the Water
His 2nd album Elton John is a beauty

My top five

1. Elton John :love:
2. Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
3. Madman Across the Water
4. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
5. Honky Chataeau

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Clash albums ?

Post by John in Louisiana » Fri May 18, 2018 6:54 pm

1964white wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 5:35 am
Thanks for that recommendation John.
You're most welcome. :)

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Clash/Elton John albums ?

Post by becchio bear » Sun May 20, 2018 7:52 pm

Right guys, I don't often stick my beak in here. Please listen to this clip.

A Leeds band who in my opinion just don't get the recognition they deserve.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVcx6gy7t2c

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Clash/Elton John albums ?

Post by hector » Sun May 20, 2018 8:01 pm

:tup: Bugger... got heartburn again :) ... :wink:

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Clash/Elton John albums ?

Post by Muppet the Cat » Sun May 20, 2018 8:02 pm

becchio bear wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 7:52 pm
Right guys, I don't often stick my beak in here. Please listen to this clip.

A Leeds band who in my opinion just don't get the recognition they deserve.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVcx6gy7t2c

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In all honesty BB I've never heard of The Cut, but I think the track on your link is pretty good :)

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Clash/Elton John albums ?

Post by faaip » Sun May 20, 2018 8:15 pm

becchio bear wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 7:52 pm
Right guys, I don't often stick my beak in here. Please listen to this clip.

A Leeds band who in my opinion just don't get the recognition they deserve.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVcx6gy7t2c

:bear:
Not my kind of thing and where there from wouldn't mean much to me.

Huh felt like I was going to write more ....
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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Clash/Elton John albums ?

Post by 1964white » Sun May 20, 2018 9:42 pm

becchio bear wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 7:52 pm
Right guys, I don't often stick my beak in here. Please listen to this clip.

A Leeds band who in my opinion just don't get the recognition they deserve.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVcx6gy7t2c

:bear:
Nice :tup:

On that one song alone I prefer them to the Kaiser Chiefs

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Clash albums ?

Post by 1964white » Sun May 20, 2018 9:52 pm

faaip wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 7:36 pm


a very small taster from the greatest band on the planet, It's been 12 years and counting and will be the fifth album in 25 years
Nice, could be an opening tune on one of their live sets

I have A Perfect Circle album which you recommended but i can't remember the title, their songs are much lighter than the Tool stuff

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Velvet Undeground albums ?

Post by 1964white » Mon May 21, 2018 8:20 pm

Velvet Underground recorded four cracking albums between 1967 & 1970

Unsure which one is my favourite, all four are beauties 8-)

Playlist today - Lou at his best

Velvet Underground & Nico
White Light/White Heat
Velvet Underground
Loaded

plus an outtakes album 'Another View' from 1986

Chart success or lack of

Unbelievably the Velvets never had any chart success, their debut just missed out on the top 40 in the UK & Reed's band didn't even make the top 100 in the USA
I'd imagine their studio albums have sold more copies over the last five decades than they mustered at the time of there release

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Velvet Undeground albums ?

Post by Muppet the Cat » Mon May 21, 2018 9:50 pm

1964white wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 8:20 pm
Velvet Underground recorded four cracking albums between 1967 & 1970

Unsure which one is my favourite, all four are beauties 8-)

Playlist today - Lou at his best

Velvet Underground & Nico
White Light/White Heat
Velvet Underground
Loaded

plus an outtakes album 'Another View' from 1986

Chart success or lack of

Unbelievably the Velvets never had any chart success, their debut just missed out on the top 40 in the UK & Reed's band didn't even make the top 100 in the USA
I'd imagine their studio albums have sold more copies over the last five decades than they mustered at the time of there release

I only own two Velvets albums - the Banana, which everyone has, or at least should; and

1969: The Velvet Underground Live - ….Lou Reed's intro for which, in the lead into the opening track Waiting for The Man, is really atmospheric - you can just imagine a small, intimate venue filled with clouds of illicit drug smoke.
Stand-out track is a great version of 'Lisa Says'

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Re: The Music Discussion Thread - Your favourite Velvet Undeground albums ?

Post by Muppet the Cat » Mon May 21, 2018 9:52 pm

Meant to say though, that I prefer Transformer.....a classic album !!

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