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What is it they say about all great minds? Something about being stuck in the same rut... Anyways, when I first heard them earlier this week, I did everything you described in your response! From their wiki Collective Consciousness Society, more commonly known as CCS, were a British musical group, led by blues guitarist Alexis Korner. Formed in 1970 by musical director John Cameron and record producer Mickie Most, CCS consisted largely of session musicians, and was created primarily as a recording outfit. The personnel also included Peter Thorup, vocals; Alan Parker, guitar; Harold McNair, flute; Herbie Flowers, bass; Roger Coulam, keyboards; Barry Morgan, drums; plus Don Lusher and Bill Geldard, trombone. Some of the musicians were also members of Blue Mink. CCS are best known for their instrumental version of Led Zeppelin's 1969 track "Whole Lotta Love", which got into in the UK Singles Chart in 1970, and was used as the theme music for the BBC pop programme Top of the Pops for most of the 1970s, and, in a remixed version, between 1997 and 2003. Technically, the TOTP theme was not by CCS, but was recorded by the TOTP orchestra one morning before the day's rehearsals. Having said that, the band was conducted by John Cameron on that occasion and many of the musicians were CCS regulars. This enabled the production to tailor the tune to the correct duration and, more importantly, avoided the weekly payment of royalties to the record label. Their single, "Brother", was used as the theme to Tom Browne's and Simon Bates' Sunday Top 40/20 Chart Rundown on Radio 1 in the 70's. Their highest-charting singles were the Donovan song "Walkin'", and "Tap Turns on the Water". They also recorded three albums, including cover versions of the old blues standard "Boom Boom", "Living in the Past", and "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" as well as original material. A retrospective compilation album, Singles As, Bs and Rarities was released in 2004. Not widely known is that the band were also responsible for the first set of jingles for Manchester's Piccadilly Radio when the station launched in April 1974 — examples can be found on ex Piccadilly presenter Jeff Cooper's website.
It's funny... in the fist tune ^ as soon as the groove kicked in after 10 seconds or so it reminded me a little of I Want You Back. Then the 2nd starts up and... hey! CCS? Who is that? I searched and only found a Brazilian rave project.
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Agreed. This is my all-time favorite Andrew Gold single. I just adore this song, esp. since it wasn't a hit. [video=youtube;DNCx7LDv7Ng]http://www.youtube.com/
I've spoken many times about my love for 70's Hard Rock, but my love for 70's Soft Rock is as deep, or deeper, and Andrew Gold was responsible for many of my favorite 70's Soft Rock tracks.
05-04-2012 08:30 AM
It's funny... in the fist tune ^ as soon as the groove kicked in after 10 seconds or so it reminded me a little of I Want You Back. Then the 2nd starts up and... hey!
CCS? Who is that? I searched and only found a Brazilian rave project.
05-04-2012 08:32 AM
Would you like to join The Great Mind Rut?
Funny, I had the exact same impression.
05-04-2012 08:49 AM
See post #5
I don't know what this means...
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You're already in :rawk:
Ahhhhh..... How do I apply?
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