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TrevorR last won the day on March 27 2018

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  1. This version is glorious. And their car park car chase music for Tomorrow Never Dies is fab too. I’ve got a soft spot for Moby’s Re-version Of the Bond theme too. I voted for Carly Simon as I’ve always loved that theme tune - it was my first Bond at the cinema too. But there are so many vying for second place... Macca and Wings, Gladys, Cornell, Crow and Garbage... fantastic.
  2. Or throw in an Audere preamp. Lovely and transparent tone in non cut/boosted mode but with a really musical range of tone controls. And if you go for the "Z" control option you get a three way switch that loads the pickups in different ways (whatever that means) and creates some great character options and growl. Fab little preamp!
  3. That was about the one thing I did know about Shakespeare’s Sister. Never liked the band back in the day but I used to really fancy their bass player, Claire Kenny! Good bass player too. Played for quite a few pop acts back in the 80s and played a lovely Aria SB just like mine. Wonder if she’s still playing?
  4. A brief history of modern worship music... In the 1970s the evangelical wing of the church got into folk and folk rock (but not the good stuff) In the 80s they got into schmaltzy MOR In the 90s they got into Joshua Tree era U2 In the 2000s they got into Coldplay In the 2010s they mixed it up a bit with different ones getting into indie rock, shoegaze, EDM, Mumford & Sons (or whatever retro “Best Of” someone got for Christmas). There are a few tunes that they play at the end of church while we have coffee that always make me double take and say, “Oh, is that a track by...” Mike and the Mechanics? Tears for Fears? The Mumfords Sash!? And there’s one that’s a dead ringer for So era Peter Gabriel but I just can’t recall it now...
  5. This is utterly sacrilegious! Any devout, self respecting Christian bass player should know that the bass line to The Steve Miller Band’s The Joker should be played under the verse of Lord I Lift Your Name On High. and Paul Oakley’s Because Of You (There’s a place where the streets shine) works perfectly as a pastiche of Alright Now by Free!
  6. Certainly is... found it on t’internet. Or rather Googled Space 1999 / Eagle Transporter T-shirts.
  7. It’s really real! Ordered yesterday at £20... look what arrived at the front door this morning... Can’t wait to dive into it! If I can lift the darned thing, that is!
  8. Fantastic! Ordered and supposed to be arriving tomorrow! Let’s see, but “Yay!” all the same!
  9. Oooooh, Yes,I forgot Yes... Close to the Edge is my Yes album tho Going For The One is close behind!
  10. No such thing as uncool or guilty pleasure - if it’s a pleasure then there’s no guilt That makes them all the more worth listing
  11. I have a few beyond “Greatest Hits” and “Best Ofs...” Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak Thin Lizzy - Johnny The Fox ELO - Out of the Blue Horslips - The Tain Horslips - The Book Of Invasions Gordon Giltrap - Fear Of the Dark Vivaldi - The Four Seasons - I Musici featuring Pina Carmirell William Boughton, English String Orchestra ‎– Orchestral Favourites (for The St Paul’s Suite by Holst and The Capriole Suite by Warlock and some other great tunes) Elgar - Cello Concerto/Enigma Variations - LSO, Yehudi Menuhin, Julian Lloyd Webber Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version Of War of the Worlds
  12. Phil Lynott for me. Met him once when, as a kid, I was hanging around post gig waiting for my dad to pick me up. I was watching the crew break up the gear and he wandered out on stage, spotted me in the deserted hall and invited me up on stage. We sat for twenty minutes on the drum riser chatting until dad arrived. Lovely guy. Gary Moore was a shock too (tho not such a pleasant chap according to people I know who worked with him). And Kirsty McColl, so tragic.
  13. The bridge was just outside Washington if I recall ans was notorious for bouncing up and down - it was nicknamed "Galloping Gertie" by the building crews that constructed it. The rotational twisting started at some point in the morning a few hours before the final failure so I guess that the newsreel crews rushed down with their cameras to see what would happen. Or at the least get some newsreel footage of Galloping Gertie being even more wobbly than usual... I've loved that footage since I was a lad and I think it was used by Professor Eric Laithwaite in his fantastic "An Engineer Through The Looking Glass" Royal Institution Christmas Lecture which had a whole lecture focused on waves and vibrations (and in a later episode demonstrated magnetic levitation!!!). Post Google... 1974, apparently... https://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures/watch/1974/the-engineer-through-the-looking-glass
  14. Absolutely agree. However, personally I would add two additional bullets... but those differences in harmonic content will still be noticeable to the human ear meaning that while it still sounds fundamentally like a bass guitar the design, materials, hardware and construction will all contribute to appreciable differences in the nuance of that harmonic content. the non uniform nature of wood as a material and the inability to ensure that other factors are identical (esp in terms of construction and assembly) mean that the differences may not be entirely predicable on the basis of a predetermined prejudice (e.g. mahogany is always mellow, maple is always bright, x wood sounds warmer than y wood), expensive wood sounds good while cheap wood/other materials sound bad.
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