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JA sounding band: Stoned Circus

Postby psychy on Sat May 18, 2013 10:56 am

So, I'm "coming out to play, again" with this topic. Ever since I listened to JA, I have always looked hi and lo for bands and/or artists that would sound like JA, Grace Slick, etc. Actually, I never came across that many bands that did have the magic characteristics that JA had....let alone a singer like Grace Slick. Recently, some psyched out buddies of mine on FB let me on to STONED CIRCUS, so I casually found a band that came quite close to our beloved JA. Comments welcome...and do pls post yer own JA-oriented finds here..................:):)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8Efo_wjCDA
http://www.last.fm/music/Stoned+Circus

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Re: JA sounding band: Stoned Circus

Postby brumus on Wed May 22, 2013 6:04 pm

Fairport Convention with Sandy Denny was supposed to be the Brits answer to JA at the time.

Stoned Circus sounds like a lot of bands that played then but never hit the big time. I wold say they're JA inspired but not an imitator.

It's interesting though, I don't think JA had many direct imitators then or later on like The Doors or The Dead, Santana did. Maybe Grace Slick imitators but not JA.
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Re: JA sounding band: Stoned Circus

Postby redrabid on Sun May 26, 2013 2:56 pm

Hi, Psychy, good topic.
I wrote a reply, but when I posted it, it disappeared into the void.
Maybe sometime the next few days I'll try to reconstruct it.
But Stoned Circus? That band doesn't even come close to JA: No bass-player that carries the band, no soaring vocalists ( the main defining characteristics of JA). Just another very mediocre psychedelic band with girls.
I like( well, not really) Shocking Blue "Venus" better. At least their lead singer had what Rolling Stone described as a "stiff Grace Slick style".
A deadringer for Grace Slick?: Listen to " The United States Of America". This band had a leadsinger called Dorothy Moskowics. Awesome singer, a mix of JA's Signe and Grace. But in the song "Hard Coming Love" she sounds more like Grace than any female singer after. The band doesn't sound like JA at all. It is an under-appreciated pioneering synthyband (1968/69).
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Re: JA sounding band: Stoned Circus

Postby psychy on Sat Jun 08, 2013 5:39 am

redrabid wrote:Hi, Psychy, good topic.
I wrote a reply, but when I posted it, it disappeared into the void.
Maybe sometime the next few days I'll try to reconstruct it.
But Stoned Circus? That band doesn't even come close to JA: No bass-player that carries the band, no soaring vocalists ( the main defining characteristics of JA). Just another very mediocre psychedelic band with girls.
I like( well, not really) Shocking Blue "Venus" better. At least their lead singer had what Rolling Stone described as a "stiff Grace Slick style".
A deadringer for Grace Slick?: Listen to " The United States Of America". This band had a leadsinger called Dorothy Moskowics. Awesome singer, a mix of JA's Signe and Grace. But in the song "Hard Coming Love" she sounds more like Grace than any female singer after. The band doesn't sound like JA at all. It is an under-appreciated pioneering synthyband (1968/69).


Hi, in fact I didn't see your reply hope yer able to reconstruct it:). Well, SC didn't imitate JA, that's for sure, but they were psychedelically inspired by JA...you can't deny that:). Of course Shocking Blue were splendid! Anyway, bring on your JA-oriented bands people:)
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Re: JA sounding band: Stoned Circus

Postby redrabid on Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:20 pm

Sorry, Psychy.
I just didn't have the time.
But I'm going on vacation (3 weeks, Turkey), so that must give me time enough to reconstruct it.
Maybe a shortened version. The original one was quite long.
Have patience.
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Re: JA sounding band: Stoned Circus

Postby Susan Butcher on Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:51 am

The closest JA imitators I know of are The Group Image, who put out one album in 1968, "A Mouth In The Clouds". It's not bad - better than "Bark", anyway!
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Re: JA sounding band: Stoned Circus

Postby JoeD80 on Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:53 pm

Try out the band "Foxygen." Jefferson Airplane is certainly a major influence there.
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Re: JA sounding band: Stoned Circus

Postby psychy on Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:39 am

redrabid wrote:Sorry, Psychy.
I just didn't have the time.
But I'm going on vacation (3 weeks, Turkey), so that must give me time enough to reconstruct it.
Maybe a shortened version. The original one was quite long.
Have patience.


Hope ya had a great vacation rb:):):).......ohhh Turkey is in a bad shape I heard....revolution everywhere????!!!!:):)
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Re: JA sounding band: Stoned Circus

Postby psychy on Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:47 am

Susan Butcher wrote:The closest JA imitators I know of are The Group Image, who put out one album in 1968, "A Mouth In The Clouds". It's not bad - better than "Bark", anyway!


A great heads up my darling........cool band indeed:)
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Re: JA sounding band: Stoned Circus

Postby psychy on Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:04 am

JoeD80 wrote:Try out the band "Foxygen." Jefferson Airplane is certainly a major influence there.


:roll: Hmmmmmm, they're OK, but they could do much better with a female singer :wink: :wink: 8) :evil:
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Postby redrabid on Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:08 pm

Hi, Psychy!
I'm back.
I stayed a bit longer than planned. Too much fun.
No revolution going in Turkey, I can assure you.
Most people still support the government of Erdogan. The reason is that his government broke the paralyzing grip on the economy of the old industrial elite whose interests were always defended by all Kemalist/secular governments (including those led by the "socialist" party) since ca.1920 (not to mention the coups by the army). Thanks to the AK (the islamic/democratic?) party, that wanted, dared and was able to confront the old power elite, much more people gained access to health care, education and economic opportunities, which created the supprising rise of Turkey as an economical power in the Middle East.
And that was about time, because, as an Australian working for an Turkish organisation once told me, Turkey is one of the few countries in the world that is completely autarchish. Except for oil!
The decisions of Erdogan these year concerning the Gezi Park, alcohol (Ayran, a yoghurt drink must become the national drink) and abortion (every Turkish woman must give birth to at least 3 children) and public morality (no kissing on the street) show a disturbing shift towards nationalistic/fundamentalistic politics. Of course the old priviliged elite saw the opportunity to attack Erdogan. But also a new much more important power in Turkey showed its face: The urban, not so moslim anymore, youth that is looking towards the West in search of personal freedom despite all governmental retoric.
In Antalya, where I stayed, the AK party doesn't have the majority. The demonstrations were like carnaval. The mayor didn't allow the police to use the city's water supply for their water cannons.
So I had a great vacation, had lots of "seventies" politcal discussions and my Turish is getting better!
Now, if I can lecture you on Turkish politics, I should be able to explain why bands sounding like JA just don't exist(ed), don't you think?
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Postby psychy on Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:54 pm

redrabid wrote:Hi, Psychy!
I'm back.
I stayed a bit longer than planned. Too much fun.
No revolution going in Turkey, I can assure you.
Most people still support the government of Erdogan. The reason is that his government broke the paralyzing grip on the economy of the old industrial elite whose interests were always defended by all Kemalist/secular governments (including those led by the "socialist" party) since ca.1920 (not to mention the coups by the army). Thanks to the AK (the islamic/democratic?) party, that wanted, dared and was able to confront the old power elite, much more people gained access to health care, education and economic opportunities, which created the supprising rise of Turkey as an economical power in the Middle East.
And that was about time, because, as an Australian working for an Turkish organisation once told me, Turkey is one of the few countries in the world that is completely autarchish. Except for oil!
The decisions of Erdogan these year concerning the Gezi Park, alcohol (Ayran, a yoghurt drink must become the national drink) and abortion (every Turkish woman must give birth to at least 3 children) and public morality (no kissing on the street) show a disturbing shift towards nationalistic/fundamentalistic politics. Of course the old priviliged elite saw the opportunity to attack Erdogan. But also a new much more important power in Turkey showed its face: The urban, not so moslim anymore, youth that is looking towards the West in search of personal freedom despite all governmental retoric.
In Antalya, where I stayed, the AK party doesn't have the majority. The demonstrations were like carnaval. The mayor didn't allow the police to use the city's water supply for their water cannons.
So I had a great vacation, had lots of "seventies" politcal discussions and my Turish is getting better!
Now, if I can lecture you on Turkish politics, I should be able to explain why bands sounding like JA just don't exist(ed), don't you think?



Back aTCHA RB:) ..THEN TV,as usual, LIES up front doesn't it??!!:)......I mean, all reports tell us that the country is in an upheaval....you can't trust the 'ol Tube anymore can you?!! Like when that cr**p of Obama splattered all over the airwaves that he had caught and killed "Bin Laden"...yes, I know, we all saw the photos and footage, but it was all fake....BECAUSE BIN LADEN NEVER EXISTED IN THE FIRST PLACE, get it?!:)....like when we see all over thew TV screen that Turkey is in revolution....IT'S ALL FAKE:):)....RIGHT??:)
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Re: JA sounding band: Stoned Circus

Postby redrabid on Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:20 pm

Of course the media in the West gave a sensational report of the demonstrations in Turkey, but mainly in Istanbul and Ankara it came to violent confrontation because of the aggresive actions of the police against what were originally peaceful demonstrations. But the presence and actions of the police attracted a lot of hooligans who are always in for a bit of recreational violence. And that gave the government the stick to beat the demonstrators. " They drank alcohol, had group sex in the mosk" etc.. Yes there is an important clash between different sections of society, but it is more complicated than simplistic coverage in Western media AND Turkish governmental suppressed media wanted you to believe.
Yes Ozzie B. did exist. No one even in the Middle East doubts that. There was at the time of his death a really nice cartoon in a Turkish paper. I wrote of this before (hi Susan) but in this context I'll retell it again.
Two sharks are watching a wrapped Ozzie B. sinking to the bottom of the sea. Says one shark to the other: "Is it halal?".
"No, I don't think so".
I'm not a conspiritard.
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Re: JA sounding band: Stoned Circus

Postby psychy on Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:18 pm

redrabid wrote:Of course the media in the West gave a sensational report of the demonstrations in Turkey, but mainly in Istanbul and Ankara it came to violent confrontation because of the aggresive actions of the police against what were originally peaceful demonstrations. But the presence and actions of the police attracted a lot of hooligans who are always in for a bit of recreational violence. And that gave the government the stick to beat the demonstrators. " They drank alcohol, had group sex in the mosk" etc.. Yes there is an important clash between different sections of society, but it is more complicated than simplistic coverage in Western media AND Turkish governmental suppressed media wanted you to believe.
Yes Ozzie B. did exist. No one even in the Middle East doubts that. There was at the time of his death a really nice cartoon in a Turkish paper. I wrote of this before (hi Susan) but in this context I'll retell it again.
Two sharks are watching a wrapped Ozzie B. sinking to the bottom of the sea. Says one shark to the other: "Is it halal?".
"No, I don't think so".
I'm not a conspiritard.

Your argumentaions are leaking and contradictory everywhere man:). Pls enlighten me...are you saying that the revolution in Turkey is fake and the Bin Laden "killing" is true....it seems bias talk to me....I have friends in Iraq who, like millions of Muslims and NOn muslim Arabs alike who can testify, that say NO SUCH BIN LADEN EVER EXISTED:)....AND i INVITE YOU TO READ "How to create your enemy" by an American author (don't recall his name right now) to get the full picture of what's really happening in "democratic" America.
Quote: "Today's conspiracy talks are tomorrow's REALITY":):)!!!!
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Re: JA sounding band: Stoned Circus

Postby Susan Butcher on Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:53 am

The second side of What We Did On Our Holidays is about the nearest Fairport Convention came to an Airplane sound. Just a bit more folkish and a little less heavy, that's all.

(Bin Laden did remind me a bit of Fu Manchu or Emmanuel Goldstein, but I don't think he was completely fictional. He was already there, just asking to be cast as the Enemy Of The World. Sorry, that's going off the topic, but parallels between fiction, dreams, and what we think of as real life interest me.)
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