Nick Drake

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Fishoutofwater, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    I've spoken to two in this lineup at the front Paul Rogers & at the back one of Nirvana.
     
  2. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    What's your prefered Nick Drake album?
     
  3. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    I do belive Nick wouldn't have looked out of place at Buckingham Palace.
     
  4. HenryFly

    HenryFly Forum Resident

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    He had the breeding. Would have been an interesting encounter for the queen. Speaking to a man with a slightly stoned copy of her eldest son's accent.
     
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  5. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    "Pink moon pink moon.
    I doth liketh that one"
    Prince Charles
     
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  6. Leviethan

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    I've listened to Pink Moon and Five Leaves Left at least once a week since I first heard Nick Drake in the early 2000s. I don't think there is another human that could sit down with an acoustic guitar and make an album as compelling and timeless as Pink Moon. Maybe Robert Johnson.
     
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  7. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    I'm sure they both met the same fellow at the crossroads.
     
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  8. MicSmith

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    First got into Nick's music after a R2 Documentary narrated by Danny Thompson - the documentary that was "re-made" using Brad Prit a number of years later. I think it may have been called Fruit Tree. A friend of mine at work had been a fan in the very early seventies while at University and had an original Pink Moon on vinyl which he loaned to me so I could compare that to the original Island master CD that I had. The vinyl was certainly better. He also had the original box set of Fruit Tree with the 4 tracks from 1974 being added to Pink Moon.

    However, rather than track down his albums on vinyl I have contented myself with the remastered CDs in card sleeves which I play often and the 3 compilations that offer something unique. I bought the standard issue of the Drake book and downloaded the Peel session. Would be nice for that to get a wider release one day but respect the wishes of the estate to do as they please.

    I never bothered with Treasury but perhaps I should get it - doesn't that have a short piece at the end which is unique to that set?
     
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  9. Mr Mojo

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    Gotta love this one withe the dodgy kerning:

    FIVE LEA VES LEFT

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    I seen a young couple in a record store the other week, the guy was browsing through the racks /stacks of vinyl, his pretty girlfriend (wife) was sitting down bored. He was flicking through the "D" section and picked up a Nick Drake reissue. I had to comment the original goes for a pretty penny, he smiled back.
    His girlfriend looked out the shop window it was raining.
     
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  11. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    When you don't look at the fonts and study the photography, you don't seem to notice it. :)
     
  12. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    I would happily buy a 45rpm 2LPs of
    Five Leaves Left.
     
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  13. HenryFly

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    'FARLEYS Rusks' had the same problem a few years ago.

    Favourite Sound Techniques recordings are for Pink Moon.
    Favourite Hampstead demos are the Bryter Layter ones on A day gone by
    Favourite Far Leys recordings are spread across Family Tree and Clothes of Sand
     
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  14. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Pink mOoN
    Mic(s) used
    guitar used?
     
  15. HenryFly

    HenryFly Forum Resident

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    He was a Gibson guy, I think but I'm not an aficionado of kit, sorry.
     
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  16. Buddys Dad

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  17. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Minus the big 14/6 sticker.
    Yeah ...it was that cheap.
     
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  19. OobuJoobu

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    I think Far Leys Rusks were invented in Nick Drake's house ;)
     
  20. HenryFly

    HenryFly Forum Resident

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    I'm glad someone got the weird pun
     
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  21. OobuJoobu

    OobuJoobu Forum Resident

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    To be honest, I wasn't sure if you'd cracked a joke or it was a spooky coincidence and Farleys genuinely had suffered logo kerning issues! :)
     
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  22. HenryFly

    HenryFly Forum Resident

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    Thanks for instinctively taking my posts seriously, ;)
    I did recently start a thread called "Strange Coincidences and Premonitions" with Nick's song 'Fruit Tree' as a very sad example, so it's not all fun and games with me.
     
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  23. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Didn't Francoise Hardy's friend Brigette Bardot not have a hit with Farley Davidson? :)
     
  24. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    I would have liked to be a fly on the wall summer 1970, Saint-Louis Paris in Francoise H flat with Nick Drake present staring into his tea. That's a movie in the making.
     
  25. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Been looking at youtube tutorials of River Man standard tuning, but in 5/4.
     

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