As I said up there I went to this fella on Sunday night in Leeds and I bloody loved it ! He was ...Brilliant ! This man really put on a show and heck I liked him so much I bought this CD after the show and I even got it signed , for he was there for signing . I told him I bloody love the show He thanks me , and I says it`s my first time I`ve seen him and not my last And he shakes my hand ! and thanks me Anyway ... The album It`s very good , and to be fair I remembered the songs he played on Sunday , so that helped . I just know , I`m going to love it , as I do love this man ( in a manly way ,of course ) Not washed my hand yet . Stand Out Track Lucky Ones
The Roaring Silence - Manfred Mann`s Earth Band (1976) Via You Tube
Yes , I know it`s them again Well it just popped up on my reconmmendations on You Tube , and I pressed play ! Well folks it`s another great album ! If the first track doe`snt draw you in then nothing will Blinded By The Light ! Do I need to say anything more ? But I will , it`s got a few songs that hit you right away like the Waiter There Is A Yawn In My Ear, which is a live track !!! What a top Prog tune that is ! Road To Babylon is another great tune that has an almost Steeleye Span start to it Indeed a great album and as I`ve said I will be giving the band much more listens I have to do F.T`s recon yet Solar Fire . Stand Out Track Waiter There Is A Yawn In My Ear
American Stars And Bars - Neil Young (1977)
I heard this back in the day , and I did`nt like it , except it only had probably one of the greatest Rock tunes ever , let alone Neil`s finest . So I happened to have the album given to me , so here it is I still did`nt like it , much . Just doe`snt have that edge that Young had at that time and without doubt his finest part of his career between 1970 to 1979 in my humble It`s the kinda album he`s been bringing out over the last 20 or so years Don`t get me wrong I love Neil Young , but when you don`t get that love the first time of hearing an album of his , it`s tough to get into them . Just try Landing On Water and you`ll know what I mean . Stand Out Track Hurricane
Tomorrow I`ll play an all time fav of mine and I hope I can put across the love I have for it , and I think I need a recap !
Post by Fiendish Thingy on Feb 2, 2019 22:31:47 GMT
Good to see you back in business Mr K. I have both those albums on vinyl! And I agree entirely with your observations. I actually had the pleasure of seeing Manfred Mann's Earth Band at Newcastle City Hall in the seventies. As for Neil Young - I think the 3 consecutive albums 'Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere', 'Harvest' and 'After The Goldrush' are sublime. Although early in his 'career', he was at the top of his game at that time. Looking forward to hearing your personal faves from 97 down to 1 over the next year or so! Stay cool .
I'm gonna have to look into the Earth Band. I think I only know Blinded By The Light. Hum.
You must, Mr K give The Luck Of Eden Hall a serious listen and review. I think I gave that to you a while ago. A beaut of a psychedelic rock album. You must. You must.
Friend: My favorite Beatles song is Band On The Run. Me: It's not a Beatles song. Friend: Wot! That guy, that guy, Paul McCartney sings it right? Me: Yes. Friend: Alright! That one is my favorite Beatle song.
I will Amadeus. Yes you did give it to me I did try it out I think and it did`nt sit very well in my comfy chair , but I will do it , honest
I was going to do an all timer tonight , but I got distracted as usual So then , I did .
Silk Purse - Linda Ronstadt (1970) Via You Tube
Yes, I know , it`s Country and is it western ?
Like all people who grew up in the 70`s and had parents I think that`s most of us , they bought records and my ma bought Blue Bayou And that was my introduction to Linda . But she (My Ma ) mustn`t have been impressed as that was the last of Linda in our house Now I have put my toe in that Rondstadt well over the years and it`s just been to deep in that checkered shirts and rolled up jeans and cowboy boots , but what a looker ! But tonight I went for it . It was alright . Stand Out Track Will You Love Me Tomorrow ( No Bayou )
The Acceleration Of Time - The Luck Of Eden (2016)
First thing is what a name for a band ?! Well folks its Prog and I`m guessing Concept ? . And it has a feel of that 80`s Prog with a touch of David Bowie with Tin Machine and late 80`s bands like Alarm and other bands I can`t remember what they were called , The Church ? Can`t say it bowled me over and I can`t say I disliked it Nothing special about the vocals and it did`nt grip me with the Music itself As I always say though , one play really is`nt fair when it comes to long Prog albums and this is a long one Stand Out Track White Caps In The Wind .
Pieces, Aquarius, Capricorn And Jones Ltd - The Monkees (1969) Via You Tube
With the loss of Peter Tork this week I`d thought I`d break my duck and listen to a Monkees album . The first thing that drew my attention was the year it came out . As you listen to it , you (well me) start to think that this was released two years to late It has that summer of love sound to it and even sounds like Lovin Spoonful Nice easy 3 minute plus songs and not anything that make you want to turn it off and the band all have a pop at vocals , it sounds like I`m not really an expert on them . Not for me though and you can see why they never really hit the heights in the Rock world. Stand Out Track Pleasant Valley Sunday
Hot off the press album as it came out Friday Anyway , you may know I`m a bit of a fan Saw her on Sunday night and as you can guess she played a fair few off the album The album ? Well , I think apart from her debut album , this could well be my favourite and it really is a cracker She has even ventured with an acoustic on this one ! It is one that you know will get better as the more you play it album She really seems to be more confident than ever on stage and I`m sure she will be playing bigger venues in the future I hope not , as I`m very fond of her and small venues these days Great album and a great Blues artist Stand Out Track I`ve Been Loving You To Long
Hello reader ! I hav`nt give up on this mission Just been a busy lad and I don`t want to do them just for doing sake I`ll get back to it , I`ll change it to 20 . No rush then
Heck though I`ve bought loads of new stuff lately , so here we go
Stonechild - Jesca Hoop ( 2019 )
Now you know (or forgotten ) I`m a devoted Jesca fan I can`t tell you how much I love her stuff , it`s just incredible and I really am besotted So much last night I was in Manchester to the album launch and today in Sheffield at Bear Tree records for her set Yes , I a fan boy for sure So you may think my review is going to be so biased it`s just silly and pointless Well I`m doing this thread with %100 honesty as there would be no reason to go to the trouble to post anything So as I review this with an unbiased ....Bias
So then her last album I loved , so much , just after one hearing I loved it
This album I got last night , went round town after the set and got very drunk , so when I got home I went to bed So I got up nice and early and played it . Well , it`s even better than the last one It`s an incredible album , it is just so good it`s tough to pick a fav track But Red White And Black it`s turning into my fav Hoop song It just... sublime piece of music .. The album is has very "dark" feel to it maybe bar one she wrote for her Nephew (Outside Of Eden) they really have a melancholy edge to them maybe the most uplifting is Death Row
"Maybe you have a good death a very good death " she sings cheerily with backing singers
I can`t wait to learn all the lyrics on this album Shoulder Charge is another stand out song The song writing is top notch through out The songs I`ve heard the most obviously stand out and I can`t wait to be familiar with all of them The production and the sound is sublime Produced by John Parish , who really knows his stuff To sum this album up it really is Jesca at her Everest in writing and music and most of all her incredible and unique vocals It`s a winner Stand Out Track Red White And Black / Footfall To The Path
Fiendish Thingy: Thanks Bobber. I'm good thanks. Quiet on here for the last few months. I see Al has gone all 'Facebook' and is attracting new members. No bad thing. Are you going to the annual Beatleweek in Liverpool this year? Not long now 10 weeks or so. See you there?
Jun 21, 2019 10:44:22 GMT
Mr Kite: I`ll see you there F.T.
Jun 22, 2019 21:53:51 GMT
Bobber: Not sure. It's an expensive trip for me plus I'm starting a new job around that time.
Jun 25, 2019 11:06:14 GMT
Amadeus: Hey all. Not been frequenting here very much lately. Between burying people, helping sick people and feeling crap myself, Me and Mrs. A. have been weighed under. Hoping to get a bit more out of that rut so I can focus back on the fun things I used to focus
Jun 26, 2019 19:56:52 GMT
The End: Hey all - come along to the 12th Annual Beatle Forum meet up - it's in The Grapes at midday on Saturday 24th August! Will be great to see some new faces as I'm fed up with the old ones!
Aug 16, 2019 13:56:22 GMT
Mr Kite: That`s when your sober !
Aug 16, 2019 18:36:18 GMT