What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

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Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Post by Dave the bass » Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:20 pm

Cressy Snr wrote:
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...and they just wore army fatigues when playing live.
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Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Post by andrew Ivimey » Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:59 pm

Now doesn't that just take the biscuit....
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Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Post by IslandPink » Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:01 pm

Cressy Snr wrote:
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Bo Kirkland and Ruth Davis - You're Gonna Get Next To Me.
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A timeless, feelgood 70s soul classic. <forum reaction :sleepy1: >
I did listen to it Steve, then had to go out . It was pretty nice to my ears but didn't grab me as amazing... but that's OK , this is your field, you get to be as enthusiastic as you like !
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Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Post by Cressy Snr » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:36 am

Dave the bass wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:20 pm
Cressy Snr wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:23 pm
...and they just wore army fatigues when playing live.
Over ruled! They looked like this when I saw them.
Image

And Nappies, don't forget the nappies!
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I was an avid reader of Blues & Soul and Black Echoes way back in the day and around 1977 Clinton was getting seriously pissed off with "spectacle" performances by groups such as Earth Wind and Fire who were at the time of their "All n All" album performing levitation tricks in their stage show. I saw EW&T on that tour and they were completely OTT with the stage sets that looked like Egyptian Temples, and Maurice White playing guitar whilst lying horizontally in mid-air. Wonderfully daft and I loved them.

"Dirt Poot and Fire" as Clinton called them were a symptom of funk "selling out" as he put it in the interview in Blues & Soul. He was on about using the polar opposites of Parliament and Funkadelic to make some sort of political statement, by having one group playing stripped back stuff and the other taking the complete piss by "out pooting" EW&T and the other OTT groups who in his opinion were selling out to the shallowness of disco and there were pics of them in fatigues on stage doing Funkadelic material as a punk like reaction to the all excess.

It failed to work as he'd hoped, so he went for the piss taking rather than the po-faced, and daft costumes won out. The line between Parliament and Funkadelic ended up academic. I don't doubt the consumate musicianship, but IMO It all became seriously and increasingly daft, and for me just plain bizarre, disturbing and too far out. YMMV of course if you like that sort of thing.

There's a parallell with Gene Simmons deciding that Kiss needed to get rid of the make-up during the eighties, then realising that without the strong identification of the visuals, they were just another rock group and so, getting glammed up again pronto.

So we're both right. :)

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Post by Cressy Snr » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:21 am

IslandPink wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:01 pm
Cressy Snr wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:00 pm
Bo Kirkland and Ruth Davis - You're Gonna Get Next To Me.
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A timeless, feelgood 70s soul classic. <forum reaction :sleepy1: >
I did listen to it Steve, then had to go out . It was pretty nice to my ears but didn't grab me as amazing... but that's OK , this is your field, you get to be as enthusiastic as you like !
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Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Post by ed » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:07 am

hey!, steady on old boy.....

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Post by Cressy Snr » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:00 pm

I Wanna Testify:

George before the acid took over.
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Post by Mike H » Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:50 pm

Last night up the pub, what sounded like a medley or best of of Rod Stewart doing his covers of old classics, followed by a what sounded like a best of of Meatloaf. Don't get me wrong I don't necessarily mind either of them in small occasional doses, but not for 3 solid hours. :shock:

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Post by Shaman » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:42 pm

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Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Post by Ant » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:25 pm

Kate Bush never forever, onto Suzanne vega

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Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Post by jack » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:56 pm

Ant wrote:
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...onto Suzanne vega
Often thought about trying to do that. Never had any luck, though...

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Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Post by andrew Ivimey » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:22 pm

Autobahn ... very loud. Weird.
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Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Post by andrew Ivimey » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:52 pm

I am the Walrus

Very very loud

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Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Post by andrew Ivimey » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:12 pm

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Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Post by IslandPink » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:21 pm

How about 'Tomorrow never knows' Andrew ? Seems sensible.
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