The recently bought records topic

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Re: The recently bought records topic

Postby babson on Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:21 pm

I just bought the JA woodstock cd. It's great. Been thinking about 2 others. To our Children's Children - Moody Blues. I have an old cassette of this. Then there's HAIR. Not sure though. I saw Hair 4 times starting in 1969. New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle.
I won't buy it unless it really won't leave my head. I love QSM, who do you love and mona, but already have that - bought from Germany.

It seems that a lot of words have changed going from vinyl to CD, so for CDs, I usually try to get them from Germany.

Don't forget "The band" - Music from big Pink (Big Pink was Bob Dylan's house in New York where the band stayed with him before they broke out on their own).

Greatful Dead - Workingman's Dead. Great - have listened to this for many years.
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Postby babson on Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:50 pm

Indian Summer wrote:
The Velvet Underground- White Light/White Heat (my first exposure to the Velvets....it's AMAZING. AH-MAY-ZING.)


Why do people love it and I don't?
I listened to it several times but I think it's a mess...
VU & Nico succeeded in being a pleasent mess with good song structures.
'White Light/White Heat' seems to go nowhere.


Get the one with the banana on the cover. It is their best IMHO.
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Postby babson on Fri Nov 27, 2009 1:03 pm

Dormouse wrote:A Christmas gift:

It's a Beautiful Day (1969), featuring their best known song "White Bird".

http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=1016280


Great album - I just have the vinyl - Still. I think this self titled album was their only one. That song about time and love. Too much.
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Re: The recently bought records topic

Postby babson on Fri Nov 27, 2009 1:26 pm

One I haven't seen mentioned -

CREAM - Disraeli Gears.

Worth it just for the album cover if you play vinyl still. If not "Sunshine of Your Love" and "Strange Brew" ought to get you going.
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Re: The recently bought records topic

Postby Susan Butcher on Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:50 am

I treasure my copy of "Disraeli Gears"; it glows under black light.
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Re: The recently bought records topic

Postby redrabid on Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:37 pm

Nothing beats those first Velvet Underground albums, (except JA of course, I wouldn't dare to swear in this church). That mesmerizing beauty of songs like "I'm waiting for my man" or 'Venus in Furs". San Francisco bands including JA( read your JA literature) hated the Velvet Underground: Too realistic, too dark. Not enough into the "Love" ethics.
But of course the Velvet Underground proved to be a much more true sign of things to come.
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Re: The recently bought records topic

Postby jimmie ray on Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:12 am

babson wrote:One I haven't seen mentioned -

CREAM - Disraeli Gears.

Worth it just for the album cover if you play vinyl still. If not "Sunshine of Your Love" and "Strange Brew" ought to get you going.


"Tales of Brave Ulysses" is the song that has always got me going.That rippleytrippelywappwappwowwwwaaaa guitar work makes scrambled eggs out of my brain.
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Re: The recently bought records topic

Postby babson on Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:41 am

redrabid wrote:Nothing beats those first Velvet Underground albums, (except JA of course, I wouldn't dare to swear in this church). That mesmerizing beauty of songs like "I'm waiting for my man" or 'Venus in Furs". San Francisco bands including JA( read your JA literature) hated the Velvet Underground: Too realistic, too dark. Not enough into the "Love" ethics.
But of course the Velvet Underground proved to be a much more true sign of things to come.


I loved Nico. Even though she was an alleged heroine addict. Rumor has it, that they had to ring a bell to get her to stop playing the drums when the song was over.
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Re: The recently bought records topic

Postby plasticfantastic on Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:09 pm

I do love The Velvet Underground. Yeah, they're dark, yeah, they're realistic, but I think they sound totally unique, and fantastic. John Cale's viola took it to fabulous levels.

And by the way, you must be talking about Maureen "Moe" Tucker. She was the Underground's drummer, not Nico. Nico just sang for one album.
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Re: The recently bought records topic

Postby TakeMeOnYourFlight on Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:47 pm

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Re: The recently bought records topic

Postby Susan Butcher on Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:58 pm

I have most of the Velvets' records, but VU is my favourite. Compared to the others, it's like a breath of fresh air. My sound-bite opinion of their music is "I liked the people they influenced better."
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Re: The recently bought records topic

Postby babson on Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:25 am

plasticfantastic wrote:I do love The Velvet Underground. Yeah, they're dark, yeah, they're realistic, but I think they sound totally unique, and fantastic. John Cale's viola took it to fabulous levels.

And by the way, you must be talking about Maureen "Moe" Tucker. She was the Underground's drummer, not Nico. Nico just sang for one album.



You're right! Don't know how that got stuck in my head for 40 years :shock:

from the wiki
Nico sang lead vocals on three songs ("Femme Fatale", "All Tomorrow's Parties", and "I'll Be Your Mirror") and backing vocals on another ("Sunday Morning") on the band's debut record, The Velvet Underground & Nico. Released in 1967, the album went on to prove influential to many future genres, including punk rock and New Wave.

Nico had a short-lived romantic relationship with the main singer and songwriter, Lou Reed. Around this period she was also romantically involved with prominent musicians including Cale, Jim Morrison of The Doors, Jackson Browne, Brian Jones, Tim Buckley, Bob Dylan and Iggy Pop.

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Re: The recently bought records topic

Postby plasticfantastic on Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:52 pm

WOW. I knew about Brian Jones and Jim Morrison, but BOB DYLAN? No one was safe from Nico's magical powers...

The really disturbing part was that at that point she had a young son, Ari, who actually grew up around those people.
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Re: The recently bought records topic

Postby plasticfantastic on Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:29 pm

I just got Syd Barrett's "The Madcap Laughs," and I CANNOT reccomend it highly enough!!! Even if you aren't a fan of "Piper At The Gates of Dawn", this album is totally different. My favorite track so far is "Octopus". A really great song...

I do admit that this album is among the oddest ones I've ever heard, but it doesn't make any difference to me. Such a great shame Syd was so crazy... just liiiiiitle more stable, and it would be hard to imagine what he could've brought to music.
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Re: The recently bought records topic

Postby TakeMeOnYourFlight on Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:55 am

UFO - Anthology 2 LP
The Who - Live at the Isle of Wight (on 3 colored lps)
Them Crooked Vultures - S/T (vinyl pressing)
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