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3 hours ago, sPiKi said:

As I have been working from home, I have taken time to try to get into Failure. Previously I had liked a couple of their songs, but found the albums hard going in one sitting or even listening to on car journeys. 

Thanks to Spotify and sitting at my desk for a few hours a day, I have had time to listen properly. I created a best of Failure playlist to play in the background. I now have several of their songs embedded in my head. The playlist has grown to about 30 songs.

Some good stuff too among the Failure off shoots and Ken Andrew's solo album.

Check out the bass on this one:

 

I quite liked that, Failure are one of those bands I keep trying to get into, as on paper they should be right up my street, but for some reason it never clicks with me.

I'll look up this album and give it a go

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Catching back up with Corduroy after @TheGreek mentioned them on the Underrated thread. I guess they just didn't 'fit in'. Great musicianship, good songs - well worth investigating if you like old soul, or crossover jazz  styles.

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Working from home gives me time to play the more sprawling albums in my collection, currently  the 3cd deluxe edition of Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld by The Orb. Next up the 5 cd superdeluxe box set of Dubnoheadwithmybassman by Underworld.

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Again, thanks to the latest Stewart Maconie’s Freak Zone (listening to a recording of it) his featured album this week ...

 

Edited by Frank Blank

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Stumbled across this & what a fantastic album it is too. 
 

 

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2 hours ago, Stub Mandrel said:

 

I like that! I've got a number of similar albums...

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A guitarist I worked in many bands with really rates these guys, he places Joey Landreth as a guitarist of exceptional talent.

 

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9 hours ago, steantval said:

Crowded House lockdown, just beautiful ❤️
 

 

Nice tune, many years ago I bought an album by split enz which I think used to be something to do with crowded house, I like this too,

 

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Foolish nostalgia somehow led me, some thirty one years later, to rewatch Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Apart from the “...and I’m the Duke of Ted” line that still raised a chuckle, it was thin and dreadful, one might say bogus. However I did recognise the opening music and a quick Shazam revealed it to be Australian pop/funk/rock band Big Pig. I quite liked their first album Bonk, which, unlike B&Ts EA, is still sounding ok...

 

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10 hours ago, Frank Blank said:

Foolish nostalgia somehow led me, some thirty one years later, to rewatch Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Schwing!

My one rather feeble attempt at a home produced solo album* went by the name of 'Full On Robot Chubby'.

I think 'Limp Biscuit'; might have been a more apt choice 🤣

 

*OK, tape of songs I recorded on my four track with add ins from my brother... but I did get a mate to digitise it for CD (advanced tech back in 1996!)

 

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Someone sent us an Echo Dot two days ago so I've been entertaining the family with 80s classics (in my head anyway) e.g. Birds fly by Icicle Works, Forgotten town by The Christians and Christine by House of Love etc much to their lack of delight.

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Having a listen to an EP i was asked to do basslines for 2yrs ago. It was never finished but sound engineer sent me the studio tracks he had. Apparently the singer / writer fell out with the studio and never finished them.

Singer later asked if i was ok with her keeping the basslines which was fine by me but looks like she didn't complete them.

This was one of those jobs where you turn up, have a listen to the basic songs and play a bassline from scratch kinda thing. Quick discussion about what they were looking for in the songs and i played thru what i thought would work and agreed to go for it.

Please note that the final mix was never completed. I believe she wanted some extra harmonies, guitar and keys to be added.

Quite enjoyed the experience as its not my usual style of music.

Dave

 

1 - Donald Put Down That Gun.mp3

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3 hours ago, dmccombe7 said:

Having a listen to an EP i was asked to do basslines for 2yrs ago. It was never finished but sound engineer sent me the studio tracks he had. Apparently the singer / writer fell out with the studio and never finished them.

Singer later asked if i was ok with her keeping the basslines which was fine by me but looks like she didn't complete them.

This was one of those jobs where you turn up, have a listen to the basic songs and play a bassline from scratch kinda thing. Quick discussion about what they were looking for in the songs and i played thru what i thought would work and agreed to go for it.

Please note that the final mix was never completed. I believe she wanted some extra harmonies, guitar and keys to be added.

Quite enjoyed the experience as its not my usual style of music.

Dave

 

1 - Donald Put Down That Gun.mp3 9.66 MB · 1 download

Sounds pretty professional. Reminds me of rolling in the deep, not really my sort of music but Jools Holland would go for it.

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This just came on. love it!

 

 

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2 hours ago, Stub Mandrel said:

Sounds pretty professional. Reminds me of rolling in the deep, not really my sort of music but Jools Holland would go for it.

Think she was a fan of a band called Portishead ? I don't really know them that well but i was curious so had a quick listen to them and i could hear the similarities in styles.

I def enjoyed it. Not bad for a walk in and play and home again after a couple of hrs work.

Dave

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30 minutes ago, dmccombe7 said:

Think she was a fan of a band called Portishead

I thought that was there.

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If you need a lockdown lift, this really is ace. Rich Hall doing his song 'Working Dog'.
Found it on the BBC documentary he did about country - he ends up hawking this song around various name players and bands. Ends up with Asleep at the Wheel - and he tells them "Don't think like a musician, think like a border collie."

 

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