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[quote name='sykilz' timestamp='1437121593' post='2823694']
Steven Wilson performing The Raven That Refused To Sing.
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Thanks for posting that. I enjoyed it a lot.
Also nice that you wrote something about the song and your experiences with it. I think I need to edit my post.

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Bon Iver - Perth. It's the intro guitar line that does it.

[url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo6lKQYVUBU"]https://www.youtube....h?v=bo6lKQYVUBU[/url]

Edited by interpol52

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This one hit me when it came on the radio in the car one evening

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncmI65aYFzM

Blue October "The Feel Again (Stay)"

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[quote name='BassTractor' timestamp='1437134671' post='2823875']


Thanks for posting that. I enjoyed it a lot.
Also nice that you wrote something about the song and your experiences with it. I think I need to edit my post.
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So glad someone else liked this, and what a great thread title we are replying to, as soon as I read it I thought "Yes, that's the moment I love!"
As mentioned above, the film for "Drive Home" by thesame artist is quite moving too,the animation is probably better than the Raven one, it kind of moves from 2D cut out type animation to a 3D rendering of the same characters as sort of puppets. If that makes sense!

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This: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIbLoT51PFo Made we want to try and make computers do music. Some really bad casio keyboard playing and an attempt to write a sequencer in BBC basic later, i found out about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNfbcSBib64 and didn't eat for a week so i could buy a guitar...

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Literally stop breathing? this one, the impact on your chest from the pressure when you're stage front does genuinely take your breathe away....

[url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uhZcnv8Zw8"][media]http://www.youtube....h?v=9uhZcnv8Zw8[/media][/url]

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The old memory banks have filtered out a moment in 1977 .
In the middle of a Clapton Old Grey Whistle Test special he handed the stage over to Yvonne Elliman ;

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NldjjmzDUfE[/media]

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[url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQSZR3NSqm8"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQSZR3NSqm8[/url]

The whole Aladdin Sane album, really. Gatefold sleeve, really thick vinyl (as was mostly the case back then) and the lyrics on the inner sleeve (with the exception of the Stones' 'Let's Spend the Night Together').

I got the album in 1973 for my eleventh birthday and became obsessed with it, and all played on a mono record player. It was from another world completely (still is). The music had everything - big guitars, manic piano, do-wop vocals, ballads the lot. But the lyrics were absolutely insane for a young kid back then, none more so than Time..

If I could only ever have one album for the rest of days it would be Aladdin Sane.

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The whole 'Moonflower' album, but this stopped me in my tracks aged 16 (1990).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBsSCAd9s5o

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Loving this thread, some great tunes out there which capture the emotions. Two from me, both quite haunting.

Doves, Kingdom of Rust (the video is grippingly sad)
http://youtu.be/dFM0pUn4dcA

The Associates, Breakfast (the piano is just brilliant along with the aching vocal)
http://youtu.be/tZ_4f4gVof4

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Two fairly recent ones. I suppose what they've got in common is that the artists never followed them up with anything half as good (IMO of course)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd2B6SjMh_w

and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHuebHTD-lY

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[url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkOs6ELmc1I"]https://www.youtube....h?v=mkOs6ELmc1I[/url]

Listen to Crane's piano all the way through bearing in mind when it was recorded.

Who was the bass player?

It was Nick Greenwood, according to Wiki.........

Edited by Jazzneck

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I can remember it as if it were yesterday although I was only 12 years old....6th June 1972, TOTP, David Bowie doing Starman. My whole world changed until...24th August 1972, TOTP, Roxy Music doing Virginia Plain. That just took it to a whole new level.

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[quote name='pjb13.bass' timestamp='1437159218' post='2824163']
I can remember it as if it were yesterday although I was only 12 years old....6th June 1972, TOTP, David Bowie doing Starman. My whole world changed until...24th August 1972, TOTP, Roxy Music doing Virginia Plain. That just took it to a whole new level.
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Similar here. For most kids of a certain age back then TOTP was the only access we had to actually seeing what the bands looked like - Radio 1 was where we heard them, TOTP was where we saw them. Bowie doing Starman, Roxy Music doing Virginia Plain, Thin Lizzy doing Whiskey in the Jar, The Faces doing Maggie May, Alice Cooper doing School's Out, Slade doing Coz I Luv You... all great moments.

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[quote name='Old Man Riva' timestamp='1437160344' post='2824170']
Similar here. For most kids of a certain age back then TOTP was the only access we had to actually seeing what the bands looked like - Radio 1 was where we heard them, TOTP was where we saw them. Bowie doing Starman, Roxy Music doing Virginia Plain, Thin Lizzy doing Whiskey in the Jar, The Faces doing Maggie May, Alice Cooper doing School's Out, Slade doing Coz I Luv You... all great moments.
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You forgot Mott the Hoople doing all the Young Dudes, The move doin California Man, not to mention Lindisfarne. Twas a great summer when everything in music seemed to change, and also when I started playing Bass.

Edited by BILL POSTERS

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[quote name='DaveFry' timestamp='1437153195' post='2824104']
The old memory banks have filtered out a moment in 1977 .
In the middle of a Clapton Old Grey Whistle Test special he handed the stage over to Yvonne Elliman ;

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NldjjmzDUfE[/media]
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Wow thanks for that, outstanding!
Never heard of her before... and, breathe!

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[quote name='Old Man Riva' timestamp='1437160344' post='2824170']
Similar here. For most kids of a certain age back then TOTP was the only access we had to actually seeing what the bands looked like - Radio 1 was where we heard them, TOTP was where we saw them. Bowie doing Starman, Roxy Music doing Virginia Plain, Thin Lizzy doing Whiskey in the Jar, The Faces doing Maggie May, Alice Cooper doing School's Out, Slade doing Coz I Luv You... all great moments.
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TOTP, The Old Grey Whistle Test & Radio 1, (particularly late at night and at weekends ) comstituted my musical education. That said I should mention Nicky Horn on Capital Radio.

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[quote name='BILL POSTERS' timestamp='1437166776' post='2824222']
You forgot Mott the Hoople doing all the Young Dudes, The move doin California Man, not to mention Lindisfarne. Twas a great summer when everything in music seemed to change, and also when I started playing Bass.
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I was moving around the years earlier but 1972 was indeed a great year for TOTP - T Rex and Metal Guru, Slade and Gudbuy T'Jane, Argent and Hold Your Head Up (Russ Ballard cool as anything), Mott the Hoople and All The Young Dudes and even the Osmonds confused us with Crazy Horses (the Osmond song it was okay to like). Hawkwind and Silver Machine was the first time I can recall film of a band being shown rather than they being in the studio - I think the Jackson 5 did something similar with one of their early 70s songs, though can't recall which.

On a personal note, as a Coventry City fan, seeing Lieutenant Pigeon on TOTP with one of the band wearing a (green and black stripes) City away top was a great moment... but what an awful song!

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[quote name='pjb13.bass' timestamp='1437167761' post='2824246']
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TOTP, The Old Grey Whistle Test & Radio 1, (particularly late at night and at weekends ) comstituted my musical education. That said I should mention Nicky Horn on Capital Radio.
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I was never allowed to stay up and watch the OGWT - that was another thing entirely! Looking back Radio 1 was a crazy mix of Johnnie Walker and Emperor Rosko vs.Jimmy Young and his "JY Prog" (with recipes!?!) and Tony Blackburn.

I can remember the charts being on a Tuesday lunchtime (with the number one being announced at 1pm) and kids being late back to school from going home for dinner as they'd stayed to listen to the charts!

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[quote name='Old Man Riva' timestamp='1437168441' post='2824257']
I was moving around the years earlier but 1972 was indeed a great year for TOTP - T Rex and Metal Guru, Slade and Gudbuy T'Jane, Argent and Hold Your Head Up (Russ Ballard cool as anything), Mott the Hoople and All The Young Dudes and even the Osmonds confused us with Crazy Horses (the Osmond song it was okay to like). Hawkwind and Silver Machine was the first time I can recall film of a band being shown rather than they being in the studio - I think the Jackson 5 did something similar with one of their early 70s songs, though can't recall which.

On a personal note, as a Coventry City fan, seeing Lieutenant Pigeon on TOTP with one of the band wearing a (green and black stripes) City away top was a great moment... but what an awful song!
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Crazy Horses was never, never ever cool to like. Lieutenant Pidgeon was a geat novelty song. Dont knock novelty songs, they have a place in the rich tapestry, and tbh the charts could do with a few now.

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[quote name='BILL POSTERS' timestamp='1437169138' post='2824267']
Crazy Horses was never, never ever cool to like. Lieutenant Pidgeon was a geat novelty song. Dont knock novelty songs, they have a place in the rich tapestry, and tbh the charts could do with a few now.
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I'm going to stand my ground with Crazy Horses. Along with Run Run Run by Jo Jo Gunne is was as heavy as anything in the charts that year - and yes, I suppose you could argue that it was rendered null and void by Little Jimmy Osmond's effort that year, but, yeah, I'm standing by Crazy Horses!!

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[quote name='Old Man Riva' timestamp='1437169458' post='2824272']
I'm going to stand my ground with Crazy Horses. Along with Run Run Run by Jo Jo Gunne is was as heavy as anything in the charts that year - and yes, I suppose you could argue that it was rendered null and void by Little Jimmy Osmond's effort that year, but, yeah, I'm standing by Crazy Horses!!
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The Osmonds playing heavy rock music looks about a real as pat Boone singing Tooty Fruity. It was on one of the old TOTP programs on BBC4 last week. It was embarrassing to even watch it.

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