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  • Friday Influences Thread! Hey! It's 01-04-2013!

    I'm tongue tied. Post 'em.






    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTzTiDqBr4M






    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X91ow-TcFM
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  • #2
    And in a completely different vein...



    I was driving back from Folsom and tuned in an oldies station. I've always thought Marvin was a god. Since I was a little kid, he's been at the top on my personal favorites list. I gotta pretty good handle on how Heard Through the Grapevine goes. We all do, right? God, I played it for years in cover bands as well. So... Grapevine comes on and I'm singing along. I know this tune inside and out. Every riff, so I thought. I mean, Marvin! Every phrase is different. You don't hear it as being different or dropping the repetition too much, I mean, these are pop songs. But every phrase is different with the man. Grapevine smokes, I just forgot how much it does.



    So let's listen to Ain't That Peculiar! GREAT MIX TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! GREAT ARRANGEMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And then there's Marvin!






    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImMdKy2laaw
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    • #3
      Ohhh I LOVE Sondre Lerche



      Here is one of my faves - just love the ending






      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydfqzA8suXU

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      • #4






        Quote Originally Posted by stickboymusic
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        Ohhh I LOVE Sondre Lerche



        Here is one of my faves - just love the ending




        No wonder! This sounds like it could be a stickboy original!



        You're two peas in a pod...
        “Good Vibrations” was probably a good record but who's to know? You had to play it about 90 bloody times to even hear what they were singing about. What’s next? Rock opera? —Pete Townshend, Melody Maker Interview, 1966.

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        • #5
          This just gets me every time I hear it, just believe every word out of his mouth, the weight of the lyric & performance, the gravitas I guess.






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          • #6
            I'm infamous (in my my own mind, anyhow) as the guy who sat out the British Invasion of the early 60s listening to folk, jazz, and classical because he was too sophisticated for teen music.



            One of the early experiences that turned me off to the Brit Invasion bands was deciding that those Beatles guys could write a prettty good song, but they couldn't perform them. This impression eased somewhat over the early 60s but it took me a long time to get past it.



            Lately, I've been taking advantage of the peculiar phenom of full albums on YouTube (with all the songs time-marked and linked) and revisiting the Beatles records -- almost all of which I own on vinyl but not, with one exception, a gift, on CD.



            A lot of that has been fun. In some cases, it's been really nice hearing old faves again. In others, I can't get skip to the next track fast enough. (This latter phenom is mostly on the latter albums which were over-exposed beyond death here in LA on the radio. So far, there's nothing from Abbey Road or the White Album that I've heard that I wanted to hear. Instant burnt out annoyance, even 2 and 3 decades later.



            Other stuff, though, has been kind of nice. For instance, I was thinking there were only a couple tracks of Magical Mystery Tour that I liked -- but, in reality, there were a number. "Blue Jay Way," in particular kills me. And, over-exposed or not, I have to say that hearing Sgt Pepper's again after many, many years was actually very nice. I really do like a number of tracks on it.





            But let's get back to that first impression... that the Beatles couldn't sing or play very well... first the 'proof'...






            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVJwwLcV3KY





            ... and then the explanation (from The Source of All Truth)...
            In order for the album to contain fourteen songs (the norm for British 12" vinyl pop albums at that time was to have seven songs on each side, while American albums usually had only five or six songs per side) ten more tracks were needed to add to the four sides of their first two singles recorded and released previously. Therefore, at 100 am on Monday, 11 February 1963, the Beatles and George Martin started recording what was essentially their live act in 1963, and finished 585 minutes later (9 hours and 45 minutes).[4] In three sessions that day (each lasting approximately three hours) they produced an authentic representation of the band's Cavern Club-era sound, as there were very few overdubs and edits. Optimistically, only two sessions were originally booked by Martin


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            • #7
              Arthur Alexander, "Anna (Go to Him)."






              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rHcvYa93sU
              “Good Vibrations” was probably a good record but who's to know? You had to play it about 90 bloody times to even hear what they were singing about. What’s next? Rock opera? —Pete Townshend, Melody Maker Interview, 1966.

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              • #8




                I got my daughter one of ^these^ for Christmas. And of course I went through the vinyl over at Lou's Records of Encinitas and picked out a little starter stack of mid 70's goodness. It's hard not leaning toward your personal old faves. Elton's early debut, The Knack for a hoot, a Jim Croce album I loved as a kid. Anyway, we've all returned from our trips and the record player gets it's first workout tonight in her room. I walk by and hear this. One of my favorite guilty pleasures from'75. I wore my vinyl out on this one. And there she was, sitting cross legged on the floor looking at the grooves spin. And listening to this... I joined her. I loved it again. Still...






                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpEvVxhpPV4
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                • #9
                  And this one too... something about vinyl. I gotta get her Dark Side.






                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm7b-32Mpbs
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                  Ain't no sacrilege to call Elvis king
                  Dad is great and all but he never could sing -
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                  • #10


                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_AYAg9zPzc
                    “Good Vibrations” was probably a good record but who's to know? You had to play it about 90 bloody times to even hear what they were singing about. What’s next? Rock opera? —Pete Townshend, Melody Maker Interview, 1966.

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                    • #11


                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpKFvu8x5SY
                      “Good Vibrations” was probably a good record but who's to know? You had to play it about 90 bloody times to even hear what they were singing about. What’s next? Rock opera? —Pete Townshend, Melody Maker Interview, 1966.

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                      • #12
                        Steve Earle, from the closing credits of Leaves of Grass.






                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x6IGyopBl0





                        Lonely are the free

                        'Cause there ain't that many of them

                        They don't walk like you and me



                        They just tumble in the breeze

                        Lighter than a feather

                        All together, separately



                        That's how it's s'posed to be

                        No matter where they wander

                        From post to in between,

                        From here to over yonder,

                        There's no place for them to land

                        Lonely are the free



                        The silent are the strong

                        Not so much as a whisper

                        Tells you anything is wrong



                        You've known all along,

                        But you can't help but listen

                        And now the moment's gone.



                        It keeps you hanging on

                        Until the stillness signaling

                        The breaking of the dawn,

                        Is shattered by the sirens

                        Singing sacrificial songs



                        The silent are the strong.



                        That's all they used to see

                        A violent shadow passing 'cross

                        The sun so fleetingly

                        That if you have to ask you miss it

                        Anyway you see

                        Lonely are the free

                        Lonely are the free
                        __________
                        Ain't no sacrilege to call Elvis king
                        Dad is great and all but he never could sing -
                        Jesus

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                        • #13






                          Quote Originally Posted by Lee Knight
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                          And this one too... something about vinyl. I gotta get her Dark Side.






                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm7b-32Mpbs




                          This track from Tumbleweed Connection is one of my favorite Elton John songs.






                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzYgHQluatY
                          “Good Vibrations” was probably a good record but who's to know? You had to play it about 90 bloody times to even hear what they were singing about. What’s next? Rock opera? —Pete Townshend, Melody Maker Interview, 1966.

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                          • #14
                            Man knows how to handle a Telecaster.






                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrQzC_7IRcY








                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD5rCNr-8aU
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                            • #15
                              For umpteen reasons already (too many to list) this is my favorite "Friday Influences." Thanks to all of you. As a follow-up album to his "Tumbleweed Connection" (above) Elton John recorded my favorite of his albums (that you never heard-of) -- an orchestral masterpiece arranged by Paul Buckmaster -- the 38 minute soundtrack for the movie FRIENDS (starring no one you ever heard of) that came and went from theatres in record time.



                              Today it's found only on the "Masters" compilation CD, but suddenly it's there, the entire album at YouTube. My favorite Elton John songs. Okay, I never was one to go with the crowd (can you tell?) Listen to the first few tracks at least. See what you missed in 1970!






                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mS1TESAfxBU





                              p.s. latest "comment" at YouTube. A Lee Knight 'kindred spirit.'



                              posted by SuluSuluSulu 7 hours ago

                              I bought this album at a used record store over 20 years ago based only on the cover and played? the crap out of it. This christmas I bought myself a turntable... this album is on it.



                              p.p.s. Apparently we missed seeing a good movie too!



                              wa6mhz 1 month ago

                              This movie was probably the most influential in my 60 year history. I still remember it to this day. Every scene, every? song. WOW, what a show!

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