what are you listening to at the moment?

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Moonglum

Thank you for posting Martin, my notes from my spread sheet of concerts attended notes:

"Back Door was an interesting jazz trio but Argent was a good knees or "heads" up in total contrast!"

We saw Argent at Brunel University, Uxbridge on 31 January 1975 supported by Back Door. I must admit I never really explored their albums but did like "Hold Your Head Up".  Unfortunately, "God Gave Rock and Roll to You" drives me potty - especially the Kiss version! I didn't realise Rod Argent was in The Zombies. Here is one for your...

https://youtu.be/g_ji_1Sm2vE?si=12e4dvn6Xt9wJloz

I like this and saw her live just before the Covid lockdown but not so sure about other things she has done. I even spoke to her to pass a message on...

Cheers,

Tim






port perran

Very nice.
Her voice reminds me just a little of Kate Bush.
I'll get round to fixing it drekkly me 'ansome.

Moonglum

Hi Martin,

Others have said that about her being like Kate Bush. No where near as good IMO. Here she is again with the Beatrix Players. Quite pleasant... with Steve Hackett's brother on flute.

https://youtu.be/A_Y3AMwLrTk?feature=shared

BTW, the Argent track was a nice slice of prog!

Cheers,

Tim

Newportnobby

Yes - Close to the edge.
One of their better albums, to my mind.
The usual incomprehensible lyrics from Jon Anderson, though


port perran

Quote from: Newportnobby on November 24, 2023, 12:50:42 PMYes - Close to the edge.
One of their better albums, to my mind.
The usual incomprehensible lyrics from Jon Anderson, though

Yes were definitely one of my favourites of the early 70s.
I probably saw them 6 times.
I never really got to grips with the stuff they released post about 1975 though.
I'll get round to fixing it drekkly me 'ansome.

crewearpley40

Quote from: port perran on November 24, 2023, 08:17:38 AMVery nice.
Her voice reminds me just a little of Kate Bush.


Just thinking that myself.


A great track for a film adaptation of the original work

Newportnobby

I would commend the 1994 Yes album 'Talk' which, although not 100% good, has some stand out tracks very much worth listening to

port perran

Quote from: Newportnobby on November 24, 2023, 01:22:38 PMI would commend the 1994 Yes album 'Talk' which, although not 100% good, has some stand out tracks very much worth listening to
Thanks Mick
Just had a listen.
Not bad - I particularly liked I Am Waiting.
Cheers
Martin
I'll get round to fixing it drekkly me 'ansome.

port perran

Quote from: Moonglum on November 24, 2023, 10:12:30 AMHi Martin,

Others have said that about her being like Kate Bush. No where near as good IMO. Here she is again with the Beatrix Players. Quite pleasant... with Steve Hackett's brother on flute.

https://youtu.be/A_Y3AMwLrTk?feature=shared

BTW, the Argent track was a nice slice of prog!

Cheers,

Tim
Thanks so much for the introduction to The Beatrix Players Tim.

I've just listened to their Magnified album.

Brilliant - I feel immediately transformed back to the 70s/early 80s but with a bit of 21st century sophistication thrown in.
Amy Birks has a captivating voice which holds ones attention.
I particularly like Never Again, Molehill and Lady of the Lake on first listening.
I shall have a second listen again on the train to Bristol tomorrow.
Cheers
Martin
I'll get round to fixing it drekkly me 'ansome.

port perran

#4539
I may have shared this before, if so apologies.
This is The Delines with Oil Rigs at Night.
I think Amy Boone has a fantastic voice.
She was involved in a hit and run accident in Texas some time back and it was doubtful if she would ever walk again.
Anyway, this and Imperial are, to my mind, stand out songs from the band :
https://youtu.be/EbnDCAy5GOw?si=h-7gd4KWsOd76xcP
I'll get round to fixing it drekkly me 'ansome.

Moonglum

Thanks Martin, the Beatrix Players have a new album out called "Living and Alive" which might be worth checking out.

Cheers,

Tim

Newportnobby

Quote from: port perran on November 24, 2023, 04:10:18 PM
Quote from: Newportnobby on November 24, 2023, 01:22:38 PMI would commend the 1994 Yes album 'Talk' which, although not 100% good, has some stand out tracks very much worth listening to
Thanks Mick
Just had a listen.
Not bad - I particularly liked I Am Waiting.
Cheers
Martin

It's definitely a 'grower', Martin.
I'm on 'Tales from Topographic Oceans' this morning. I really rate the first two tracks but am not so keen on the other two

Newportnobby

#4542
If you like your music dreamy then I'd push you towards 'Hammock'.
I was listening to this album earlier while doing some crosswords


AndrewPH

Hammock are awesome if you're in that mood. Their back catalogue is massive so plenty to choose from.

And scrolling up a few posts, big upvote from me for "Talk" by Yes. In my mind, Yes have "prog" albums (long meandering tracks) and "rock" albums (more radio friendly), and I reckon Talk is probably their best "rock" album.
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port perran

Quote from: Newportnobby on November 25, 2023, 02:27:54 PMIf you like your music dreamy then I'd push you towards 'Hammock'.
I was listening to this album earlier while doing some crosswords


Quote from: Newportnobby on November 25, 2023, 02:27:54 PMIf you like your music dreamy then I'd push you towards 'Hammock'.
I was listening to this album earlier while doing some crosswords


Just listened to a few tracks by Hammock.
Not my thing I'm afraid.
I'll let them stay in Tennessee.
I'll get round to fixing it drekkly me 'ansome.

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