Un-Grateful Thread - What Are You Listening to Instead of the Dead?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Tom H, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. Jim Walker

    Jim Walker Forum Resident

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    Some classic reggae from 1976, these guys were great singers.
    Listening to their vocal style makes me wonder if they were
    big Motown fans.


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    UB40 did some very cool things early on with Signing Off and
    Present Arms. In the midst of the 2-Tone, ska, beat splash,
    they held their own nicely... English Beat being another huge
    favorite, Selector too. PA/In Dub is atmospheric, and has some
    wonderful playing and heavenly vocals.




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  2. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

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    Listening to it for the first time in many many years.
     
  3. Jim Walker

    Jim Walker Forum Resident

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    An all time Bunny Wailer classic, had the vinyl back in the
    early 80's and would love to know where it ended up. Marley,
    Tosh and Shakespeare
    add to the fun, Wailer produced.


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  4. Jim Walker

    Jim Walker Forum Resident

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    I'm in the same boat. It will almost be like a first time listen when I decide on a late night time slot to spin this... looking forward to it.
     
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  5. Jim Walker

    Jim Walker Forum Resident

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    The ska's finest as far as I'm concerned. These guys were
    fun and great, all albums released were fine. If I were at a
    party and someone just happened (it wouldn't) to drop some
    Beat on, it would become an embarrassment of riches. Once I
    hit the dance floor trying to dial up those hyper-kinetic moves
    from yesteryear, the disaster would occur almost immediately.


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  6. Erik B.

    Erik B. Tighter than Mike Gordon’s jeans

    I saw the set list. Awesome !
     
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  7. budwhite

    budwhite Så länge skutan kan gå

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    This came up at random. Some inspiring guitar work by old Shakey. Great version! You can tell that Norah Jones is an awe.

     
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  8. adamos

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    House to myself this afternoon so giving this the volume it deserves
     
  9. wavethatflag

    wavethatflag Moscone Bail Bonds

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    I have a best of and I Just Can't Stop It (CDs). I had this one on cassette, and also a comp., but those are long gone. Maybe I should have kept my cassettes? Nah.

    There was a sweet box set with all their albums and rarities at Rasputin music on Powell that I would have purchased by now had that store not gone out of business.

    Pete T. covered "Save It For Later," how much more cred does a band need?

    The Specials are coming to Oakland, I saw recently. The Beat were more pop-friendly than this group, and Wakeling has a better voice than anyone in this cast.
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  10. Jim Walker

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    That box set is a great package and includes a raging show. I've seen where
    The Specials tour around from time to time. They were good but not a
    favorite that I listened to as much.
     
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  11. wavethatflag

    wavethatflag Moscone Bail Bonds

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    Yeah, I'm not huge into the Specials but I have the above album. "Little Bitch" is the best song on it. "Stupid Marriage" is kind of funny, unless you got married too young. :D
     
  12. Crispy Rob

    Crispy Rob Cat Juggler

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    The recent MoFi hybrid SACD with the original mix (which I'd never heard before) is highly recommended.
     
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  13. Crispy Rob

    Crispy Rob Cat Juggler

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    I was there!
     
  14. Crispy Rob

    Crispy Rob Cat Juggler

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    Bowie's Pinups earlier and now hanging on the back patio with the outdoor speakers for the first time in 2018 (beautiful sunny day here in Oaktown) with Todd Rundgren's Something/Anything for musical company.
     
  15. notesofachord

    notesofachord Where are the prawns?

    "March of the Swivelheads" from Special Beat Service will forever be associated in my head with the famous running home scene from Ferris Bueller's Day Off:

     
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  16. footlooseman

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  17. budwhite

    budwhite Så länge skutan kan gå

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    That sounds nice. But I have to wait two-three months for it to get warm enough. It's been snowing much of last week. Really good and cold winter for once
     
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  18. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

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    I don't know if this is exactly what Hendrix had in mind when he was putting the album together, but it's excellent anyway. I've revisiting posthumous albums and I confirmed that 1969-1970 is definitely my favorite phase in Jimi's extremely short career.
     
  19. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

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    In my opinion, the best studio album by the band.
     
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  20. Dahabenzapple

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    Quoting my own post about this supposedly “difficult” music to again inform anyone remotely interested in the tenor saxophone that the *great* Rodrigo Amado plays that horn like no one else and his proficiency and energy is positively through the roof. This recording is one of the best places to hear it but one must commit to listen to the whole thing especially since his opening phrases on the first track are extreme to say the least. His playing over the final 20 minutes or so on the last 2 pieces is almost god like.
     
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  21. Jim Walker

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    Yes, that's it! Saw the last part of Ferris... the other day. Just listened to
    Rotating Heads again, which is the original song... hilarious. LOL
     
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  22. Jim Walker

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    Pinups. How long it has been. Thanks for the reminder. I think a pairing of
    that and the Stones blues album which is still an unopened Christmas gift
    are in order this Friday eve betwixt the March Madness hysteria. I'll hold myself to that... too. Great about your patio/speaker set up. We've had a weather flip this month, with March being blustery cold while Feb was 60-70 degree days everyday.
     
  23. wavethatflag

    wavethatflag Moscone Bail Bonds

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    Yeah, you have to have both.
     
  24. bzfgt

    bzfgt Interesting and Copacetic Denizen

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    Wire Nocturnal Koreans
    Tortoise Millions Now Living Will Never Die
     
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  25. wavethatflag

    wavethatflag Moscone Bail Bonds

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    Some goes to women, some goes to Jesus,
    Though I'm absolutely certain both's all right
    But it takes me at least halfway to the label
    'Fore I can even make it through the night
    Well, I think that you're headed for a whole lot of trouble
    Yeah, yeah I think that you're headed for a whole lot of trouble
    Baby yeah, I think that you're headed for some trouble
    If you take your whiskey home
     

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