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#91
General Discussion / Re: what are you listening to ...
Last post by Moonglum - February 23, 2024, 11:58:55 AM
Thanks Mick @Newportnobby , glad you enjoyed the "Glorious Om Riff". I think SH is a very underrated guitarist and I do like his glissando touches.

Cheers,

Tim
#92
N Gauge Discussion / Re: A British domestic train f...
Last post by njee20 - February 23, 2024, 11:36:11 AM
Yes, of course. I think Farish's prices can be artificially inflated though. When Dapol re-run older models they tend to keep the pricing lower, to reflect amortised tooling costs or whatever. Hence new-run 66s are cheaper than 68s or 50s or whatever. Farish don't do this - they tend to align prices so that (within reason) coaches are £x, and locos are £y. Hence we see things like the 170 at a price to make ones eyes water given it's a 15 year old model, but it roughly keeps step with the 158.
#93
General Discussion / Re: what are you listening to ...
Last post by Newportnobby - February 23, 2024, 10:48:26 AM
A great Beatles track given the SH treatment

#94
General Discussion / Re: what are you listening to ...
Last post by Moonglum - February 23, 2024, 09:37:31 AM
Great stuff @port perran . I have not done Glastonbury! Gong are still going but with no original members. My concerts attended spreadsheet tells me that I saw Pierre Moerlen's Gong at The Roundhouse (Camden) on Sunday 21 December 1975 with support. I quote from my notes - Eddie and the Hots Rods was not my cup of tea at all. Alcatraz made an impression of being a fairly sophisticated band. East of Eden was a prog-rock band but I cannot really remember their performance here. Gong by now had morphed into a jazz-rock band under the able direction of drummer Pierre Moerlen (RIP), so no more Pot Head Pixies but a showcase of impressive musicianship.

Cheers,

Tim
#95
N Gauge Discussion / Re: A British domestic train f...
Last post by Steven B - February 23, 2024, 08:54:50 AM
The RRP of Farish's latest run of the old Poole era Mk3 shows low detail does not equal low cost!

Kato win the price war because of the volume they produce (10x per batch over Farish/Dapol), simplified construction (few screws) and simplified livery application.


Steven B
#96
General Discussion / Re: what are you listening to ...
Last post by port perran - February 23, 2024, 07:50:35 AM
Thanks Tim. I had no idea that Gong are still around.
I saw them, complete with Daevid Allen at one of the early Glastonbury mudfests in about 1971 when I was around 17.
If I remember they had terrible trouble with their sound system probably not helped by the weather.
Nevertheless an interesting outfit. Thanks for the reminder.
Cheers
Martin

PS This is what Glastonbury was like in the early days.
A far, far cry from the huge numbers attending these days and the vast commercial enterprise that Glastonbury has become.


We last went in 2015 I think it was - still very enjoyable but so, so busy and so different from the early days.
#97
General Discussion / Re: what are you listening to ...
Last post by Newportnobby - February 22, 2024, 10:11:43 PM
Thanks, Tim. I really enjoyed that but felt sorry for the drummer who must have had to keep his wits about him!
#98
General Discussion / Re: what are you listening to ...
Last post by Moonglum - February 22, 2024, 08:48:22 PM
Here's the aforementioned "Glorious Om Riff" note the many time signature changes!

https://youtu.be/k9ZfQUVNsqo?si=BRNY3CuAlp6Ti3ff

Cheers,

Tim
#99
General Discussion / Re: what are you listening to ...
Last post by Moonglum - February 22, 2024, 08:34:58 PM
Well chaps, in a few posts we have gone from Andrew Cushin (not quite sure how to describe him but not unpleasant pop with a bit of power - @port perran approves), to some more power pop by Pink, to a RAF brass band playing possibly "In the Mood". So, I afraid I am going to take you back to 1974, with this prog rock band famous for flying tea pots. Here is Gong playing "Master Builder" from their album You...

https://youtu.be/CKfTKNp_yUI?si=78eHX3y8SVkjttzX

Steve Hillage revisited this tune with his "Glorious Om Riff" on his album Green.

Cheers,

Tim 
#100
General Discussion / Re: what are you listening to ...
Last post by Dorsetmike - February 22, 2024, 07:59:17 PM
The RAF Squadronaires, playing Glen Miller.
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