Valves and Capacitors

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Re: Valves and Capacitors

Post by ed » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:02 am

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No prob's. Turning out nicely innits.

Though...

When I woke up this morning, guess what?
baby was gone
i feel so bad
i feel so alone

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I wonder if Acorn sold his valves and caps
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Re: Valves and Capacitors

Post by ed » Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:45 pm

wahey!!!!!
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Re: Valves and Capacitors

Post by Dave the bass » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:00 pm

You're gonna get Booglarized baby!
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Re: Valves and Capacitors

Post by ed » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:36 pm

yeah you betcha!

shame about Mark Boston though...sounds like he might be a bit poorly
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Re: Valves and Capacitors

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Re: Valves and Capacitors

Post by ed » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:01 pm

Steve, we may have a different understanding of the word interesting, although he(Harris) may have discovered that Trout mask may not be the way in.

I think I'd go with humorous rather than interesting
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Re: Valves and Capacitors

Post by Cressy Snr » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:12 pm

Yes, humorous might be a more apt description.
TMR was a regular feature in our 6th form common room circa 1974, along with Zappa's Weasels Ripped My Flesh, Gong Camembert Electrique, and the fifty pence, cult, clear vinyl LP of The Faust Tapes. They all scared the bejesus out of me.

I still don't 'get' Zappa and Beefheart. I think they are a pair of artists you needed to have gotten into in the first place, back in the late 60s or early 70s. I don't think they are something you can get into, years down the line; not their more "advanced" stuff at any rate. Doesn't stop me appreciating their total genius though.

There is hope for me yet though as I am making a bit of progress with the Canterbury stuff via Apple Music. :)
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Re: Valves and Capacitors

Post by Dave the bass » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:07 pm

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I think they are a pair of artists you needed to have gotten into in the first place, back in the late 60s or early 70s. I don't think they are something you can get into, years down the line; not their more "advanced" stuff at any rate. D
Nah, I disagree, I was introduced to CB + TMB in about 1990 when I worked with a fella called Tony who used to post here under the user-name 'FloppyBootStomp' (a name not lost on CB fans). I wasn't aware of CB's output until that time, Tony being about 18 years older than me was a fan of CB from the very start. I'm a fan since 1990. We both get excited by the music, FWIW we both went to John Peel's BBC Maida Vale studio sessions when the TMB played, and both came out equally stunned.
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Re: Valves and Capacitors

Post by IslandPink » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:54 pm

I never rated that Harris fellow seen him a fair bit - not intelligent enough. Bit like the other Harris fellow though he's not as bad.
I think you need to be wired-up in an abstract way in the head though with Beefheart. It's more (abstract) art than Zappa for instance. Jimmy Carl Black was right in my opinion.
I first heard Beefheart on Peel's programmes around 1980 or 1981 and he was playing 'Doc at the Radar Station' tracks. My antennae started twitching.
I'm in the same camp as Matt Groening - almost - heard TMR once , thought 'what's this, really bad - disappointed' ; played twice ... hmmm.. some good bits, weird, should listen a bit more .. three plays , four plays .. wow ( only this was over maybe 5 years ! ) .
Now it just raises the hairs on my neck when I hear the first track. had it on in the car this morning.
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Re: Valves and Capacitors

Post by Cressy Snr » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:27 pm

And therein lies the problem.
The nearest I got to "arty" music was Annie Nightingale and Alan Black, with "Sounds of the Seventies" and Alan Freeman's Saturday afternoon rock shows on Radio One.
This lot is waaaay out of my league. I'll duck out and leave Beefhart and Zappa to those who know what they are on about.
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Re: Valves and Capacitors

Post by ed » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:31 pm

Ha!
seems I've got all the bragging rights then...

but I'll resist...

anyway, Steve, I really think you'll benefit..just give it another shot...strictly personal, then clear spot, then spotlight kid and then any of the others.....that's the closest to going in at the shallow end....after that all the other musics your familiar with should make sense...
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