what are you listening to at the moment?

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port perran

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Quote from: Moonglum on November 13, 2023, 11:57:03 AMSorry that you didn't like Nightwish Martin @port perran  , not live but perhaps this is more your cuppa tea.

https://youtu.be/VPECZilPO_o?si=toatiMkp9XNSKAPf

I saw this band in Barnstaple in 1975 and bought the album "Extravaganza" from which this comes. I suspect you have also seen them as they are/were a SW of England act. Anyway, I really this song and the atmosphere it creates - written by the late Gordon Haskell.

Cheers,

Tim
 
I saw Stackridge twice back in the 70s.
A great live act.
I've got The Man in the Bowler Hat album which has some excellent songs on it especially The Road to Venezuela and The Galloping Gaucho.
I'll get round to fixing it drekkly me 'ansome.

Newportnobby

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Quote from: joe cassidy on November 13, 2023, 01:33:42 PM
Quote from: Newportnobby on November 13, 2023, 10:20:16 AMCompared to some I am quite minimalist, Tim.
Maybe 120 albums, 110 singles, 500 or so CDs and Lord knows how many cassettes of stuff I've recorded (our local library used to lend out CDs so, of course, they got recorded)
A friend in Northampton had over 4000 albums and that was 40 years ago!

Luckily I've still got the kit from 1988 to play everything on

Mick, do you still have a cassette deck in working order ?

Still using a Pioneer stack system bought in 1988 with twin cassette decks, turntable, 6CD cartridge, tuner and graphic equaliser. All I've done extra is arrange play through surround speakers :)

port perran

Another live track.
I've seen The Bluetones maybe 7-8 times in the last 25 years or so.
A marvellous little live band hailing from Hounslow in West London.
They invariably finish their concerts with If which is great to sing along with.
Probably not everyone's cup of tea but I (and Mrs PP) really like them.
https://youtu.be/X1pnAKIvwPg?si=fr3L78FIDIGMW_Xc
I'll get round to fixing it drekkly me 'ansome.

crewearpley40

#4503
Good choices with lindisfarne and bluetones on a sunday evening

Found them really easy to listen especially after a long week

Listening later after my meal and one of those days

Moonglum

Hey Mick @Newportnobby , have you heard these boys?

https://youtu.be/qRFcLHo58eQ?si=r4hoThe8iUTGueXV

Listen out for the nod to John Bonham in the drum solo, there must be about ten drum kits MM is playing.

Cheers,

Tim

Bealman

#4505
Quote from: Newportnobby on November 13, 2023, 03:20:59 PM
Quote from: joe cassidy on November 13, 2023, 01:33:42 PM
Quote from: Newportnobby on November 13, 2023, 10:20:16 AMCompared to some I am quite minimalist, Tim.
Maybe 120 albums, 110 singles, 500 or so CDs and Lord knows how many cassettes of stuff I've recorded (our local library used to lend out CDs so, of course, they got recorded)
A friend in Northampton had over 4000 albums and that was 40 years ago!

Luckily I've still got the kit from 1988 to play everything on

Mick, do you still have a cassette deck in working order ?

Still using a Pioneer stack system bought in 1988 with twin cassette decks, turntable, 6CD cartridge, tuner and graphic equaliser. All I've done extra is arrange play through surround speakers :)

I bought a Sony stack system when we moved into our new house in 1981, but sold it around about 1994. Why, I don't recall, but I realise now it was one of the silliest things I ever did.

Sound gear back then was quality stuff, I've never had sound as good since. The turntable was particularly excellent. It was some other brand that I don't recall.

And yes, I still listen to those sampler discs.
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

Newportnobby

Quote from: Moonglum on November 13, 2023, 09:05:10 PMHey Mick @Newportnobby , have you heard these boys?

https://youtu.be/qRFcLHo58eQ?si=r4hoThe8iUTGueXV

Listen out for the nod to John Bonham in the drum solo, there must be about ten drum kits MM is playing.

Cheers,

Tim

Strewth! And I thought Carl Palmer was excessive :goggleeyes:
I do have their 3 disc set 'Live at Budokan' :)

port perran

One of my favourite bands from the early 1970s.
I saw them, I think, three times and they were always great value.
The band I refer to is Man.
Not a great video here but a nice track from 1971
https://youtu.be/Tv1hcmQpbyc?si=v6O8Y42JyEpTRSA2
I'll get round to fixing it drekkly me 'ansome.

Newportnobby

I saw 'Man' backing up 'Hawkwind' in the early 70s and bought the double album 'Greasy Truckers Party' on which 'Man' took up one side with 'Spunk Rock'

port perran

Quote from: Newportnobby on November 14, 2023, 07:36:34 PMI saw 'Man' backing up 'Hawkwind' in the early 70s and bought the double album 'Greasy Truckers Party' on which 'Man' took up one side with 'Spunk Rock'
An excellent double album.
I'll get round to fixing it drekkly me 'ansome.

Moonglum

Martin, ahh yes Man, a lot of my school chums liked Man. One of them lent me "Back to the Future", the track that really stood out for me was the live version of C'mon, especially from about the 6 minute mark - brilliant - a bit Floydish with a Welsh choir. Here it is...

https://youtu.be/CMcr6AXXttA?si=OR2IZGHlk848Fbn9

Mick, I also remember the "Greasy Truckers Party" album! Time to listen to it again!

Cheers,

Tim

PS it's great that three blokes who like railway modelling have a common interest in such good music.

PPS the drummer Terry Williams played with Dire Straits.




Moonglum

Hi Martin @port perran , have you seen/heard this?

https://youtu.be/vnwq0S2vOwU?si=tz5hSd5aXimkmYM5

Enjoying it as I type, very polished but only Martin Ace in the band now.

Cheers,

Tim

port perran

Thanks Tim

I'll give that a listen later.
Cheers
Martin
I'll get round to fixing it drekkly me 'ansome.

Newportnobby

Ta muchly, Tim.
Proper R & B, unlike the  :poop: they call R & B nowadays

Newportnobby

Another long lived band who I saw at the Derngate, Northampton.
This is one of their best albums IMHO - 'Rain Dances'


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