what are you listening to at the moment?

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Moonglum

Thanks Martin @port perran . I first saw them at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane when they recorded "Caravan and The New Symphonia" live album. The original line up was the best but with so many personnel comings and goings I thought "Blind Dog at St. Dunstans" was their last decent offering and lost touch with them after that for a long while. I last saw them in January 2013 in London but the magic had gone a bit and sometimes I think some things are best left alone. Richard Coughlan (drums) died later in this year and had been ill for a while and was not playing and I wasn't keen on his replacement. I am not sure if I would want to see them again. Delighted that you are a fan and appreciate the unmistakable talent they had in the 70s mixing rock, prog, folk and jazz! I am listening to the "The Dabsong Conshirtoe" (SIC) as I type - brilliant

Cheers,

Tim

port perran

Whilst waiting for my evening meal I'm listening to this :
https://youtu.be/OWuGY-2X_CQ?si=fPwo7feKI49x8Zjj
I never saw Taste but did see Rory Gallagher with his band about 4 times.
My partner, Lorraine, saw him at least a dozen times.
One of the finest, yet relatively little known, guitarists of the 60s/70s his life was tragically cut short.
I saw him on one memorable evening at Devizes Corn Exchange when we had a power cut.
Undeterre, Rory sat on the edge of the stage in virtual darkness and played a 2.5 hour acoustic set.
Wonderful memories.
I'll get round to fixing it drekkly me 'ansome.

Moonglum

Also very tasty (boom-boom!) from @port perran . Indeed a fine guitarist (Rory Gallagher) from the golden era of music. Great backing on drums, bass and I believe Rory on sax. Thanks for posting Martin.

Cheers,

Tim

PS It sounds like both you and Lorraine have been to a lot of good gigs!

Moonglum

Gosh, I have just spotted that it is almost 50 years ago to the day when I first saw Caravan - 28 October 1973!

Where does the time go.... ooh Sandy Denny/Fairport Convention.

Tim

port perran

Quote from: Moonglum on October 26, 2023, 08:38:07 PMGosh, I have just spotted that it is almost 50 years ago to the day when I first saw Caravan - 28 October 1973!

Where does the time go.... ooh Sandy Denny/Fairport Convention.

Tim
Now...I never saw them for some reason but Liege and Lief was as inspirational album and still one of my favourites.

As for bands, we have both seen quite a few.
Growing up (aged 17-20ish) I used to go to a tiny venue in Devizes - The Corn Exchange.
Many of the big bands of the day used it to do warm up gigs before big British tours.
We saw loads back in the day - Hawkwind, Yes, King Crimson, Curved Air, Rory, Lindisfarne, Focus, Chicken Shack, Edgar Broughton, Strawbs, Man those are just a few straight off the top of my head.
Others we used to see at Bath and Bristol.
They were great days and great music.
I'm still very much into music but have moved on. I love discovering new artists.
I'll get round to fixing it drekkly me 'ansome.

Moonglum

Wow Martin, I have seen 4 of those, some twice.

Last one today for you, found this from David Sinclair.

https://youtu.be/mLV1q9uFeQ0?si=udfsDVK3Ir7NEaF5

It certainly brings it all back to me!

Tim

port perran

Quote from: Moonglum on October 26, 2023, 09:21:56 PMWow Martin, I have seen 4 of those, some twice.

Last one today for you, found this from David Sinclair.

https://youtu.be/mLV1q9uFeQ0?si=udfsDVK3Ir7NEaF5

It certainly brings it all back to me!

Tim
Thanks for that link.
It certainly does "bring is all back to me".

I liked the reference to O Caroline by Matching Mole. A really quirky little song which has long been a favourite of mine.
Cheers
Martin
I'll get round to fixing it drekkly me 'ansome.

Newportnobby

Some stress relief by genii. After these how can anyone remain angry?



Bealman

Used to listen to the ying tong song as a kid. It's not playing brilliantly on the phone, but it brings back memories!  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

GroupC


port perran

Quote from: GroupC on October 27, 2023, 01:03:40 PMJOHN (Timestwo).
Well....that one needed a search to track it down.
Interesting but definitely not my cup of tea I'm afraid.
I'll get round to fixing it drekkly me 'ansome.

port perran

Another of my favourites which a lot of people will probably know.
Tedeschi Trucks Band with their classic Midnight in Harlem live :
https://youtu.be/xbOlgESKbIc?si=rKfeX5SxvRqYlqKG
I'll get round to fixing it drekkly me 'ansome.



port perran

Quote from: acook on October 27, 2023, 07:05:38 PMAnd Sue Foley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbTh9W597eY
Thanks for that link to Sue Foley.
That's someone else for me to investigate further.

Now...going back to bands I saw in the early 70s, these were, at the time, a revelation.
Osibisa were great fun and so enthusiastic.
I saw them twice once at Devizes and once at Chrltenham suppirted by, if I remember correctly, Capability Brown.
https://youtu.be/MeH3OdgGHso?si=3Mzf0rLCEe7BBPWl
I'll get round to fixing it drekkly me 'ansome.

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