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Anybody remember this album?

GUEST,josepp 07 May 12 - 04:27 PM
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Subject: Anybody remember this album?
From: GUEST,josepp
Date: 07 May 12 - 04:27 PM

I have this on vinyl which I bought the year of its release. It makes you realize just how badly our musical tastes have degraded.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTyxsrZd5mc&feature=related


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Subject: RE: Anybody remember this album?
From: GUEST,highlandman at work
Date: 08 May 12 - 02:40 PM

Hm. Would have been better with autotune and gobs of compression, doncha think?


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Subject: RE: Anybody remember this album?
From: GUEST,josepp
Date: 08 May 12 - 08:18 PM

And a drum machine with a fat snare sound.


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Subject: RE: Anybody remember this album?
From: John P
Date: 08 May 12 - 08:50 PM

I, too, bought the album when it came out, on the strength of him being a Genesis alumni. I still listen to it sometimes. "God If I Saw Her Now" is one my least favorite cuts, though.


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Subject: RE: Anybody remember this album?
From: GUEST,highlandman at work
Date: 09 May 12 - 11:23 AM

I still love that sparse sound. The obesity epidemic seems to have infected mixes as well as human waistlines. -Glenn


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Subject: RE: Anybody remember this album?
From: GUEST,josepp
Date: 09 May 12 - 12:12 PM

I miss the day when I could go to a record store and dig up albums like these--often with "import" stickers on them. I bought a lot of great stuff browsing like that. Kids might still do it if it was marketed to them. I don't want to hear this "teenagers don't care about this stuff". I was still a teen when I bought this. There has to be a real music underground for them to peruse and there really isn't anymore. I mean, there is, but it's not like it was when you were liable to find anything. Now you're lucky to find anything.


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Subject: RE: Anybody remember this album?
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 09 May 12 - 03:34 PM

Yeah, I bought that album on spec, like you did, probably around the same time. I agree, there are lots of LPs I really enjoyed where I didn't know of the artist, till after I bought it. One or two duds, too, but mostly good.


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Subject: RE: Anybody remember this album?
From: GUEST
Date: 09 May 12 - 04:28 PM

Belle and Sebastian occasionally sound very much like them, as in this video from 2010. And, if you listen around, you'll be surprised at how many contemporary performers have been influenced by that sound.

I Didn"t See it Coming


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Subject: RE: Anybody remember this album?
From: GUEST,josepp
Date: 09 May 12 - 05:03 PM

I knew who Anthony Phillips was because I was already listening to Genesis. I think I had everything up to "And Then Were Three" with "Wind and Wuthering" and "Trick of the Tail" being my favorites and "Lamb Lies Down" being pretty up there. But I'd never heard anything off the Phillips album. I really liked the cover too. Good cover art was always a plus.

But there were always hip record outlets that loaded up their import bins and I salivated at them on sight and raided them like a starving, destitute, horny Viking berserker. I singlehanded kept a few such bins stocked because the owners wanted me coming back and spending my hard-earned cash. I'd walk through the doors and the owner would yell, "I got a bunch of good shit in last week, man! Go check it out!"

The good thing was that there wasn't a lot of competition. One of my all-time favorite bands that I found that way was White Noise. Remember "Black Mass: An Electric Storm"? I found Amon Duul, Cluster and Can that way. Tangerine Dream, Neu, Renaissance. I remember I had an Annie Haslam solo album with Roy Wood playing all the instruments--"Annie in Wonderland." All kinds of stuff from all kinds of bands. A lot of the members of these bands would put out solo stuff that you can't even find anymore. It was rare even at that time and I bought all of it.

I remember I had everything by Kraftwerk including their very first album when they were called Organisation. An album called "Tone Float". Great avant-gard stuff. German bands were great back then. I did find Tone-Float on CD at a store about two years ago but it was a bootleg. I bought it anyway. I had a lot of bootlegs on vinyl. I had an excellent Gentle Giant live bootleg. I still have it somewhere.

I used to make the rounds to all the cool stores on a weekly basis. Now there's hardly any left. Kids today just want MP3s they can download online for free.


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Subject: RE: Anybody remember this album?
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 09 May 12 - 10:13 PM

I also remember checking out the import bins, that's where I first found Richard Thompson records. Also Andy Roberts and John Martyn.


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Subject: RE: Anybody remember this album?
From: GUEST,josepp
Date: 09 May 12 - 10:14 PM

Another of those sparse setups. This act is a bit more famous.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbZ_2sXvKTE


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Subject: RE: Anybody remember this album?
From: John P
Date: 10 May 12 - 12:05 AM

I found "Watercourse Way" by Shadowfax in a cut-out bin and bought it because I liked the cover and the name. It has in fairly steady rotation ever since. Great album.


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Subject: RE: Anybody remember this album?
From: GUEST,highlandman at work
Date: 10 May 12 - 08:58 AM

I have Annie in Wonderland and still listen to it.


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Subject: RE: Anybody remember this album?
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 10 May 12 - 10:05 AM

I remember I had everything by Kraftwerk including their very first album when they were called Organisation. An album called "Tone Float". Great avant-gard stuff. German bands were great back then. I did find Tone-Float on CD at a store about two years ago but it was a bootleg. I bought it anyway. I had a lot of bootlegs on vinyl. I had an excellent Gentle Giant live bootleg. I still have it somewhere.

I love all that early Kraftwerk stuff - Tone Float included. My favourites are the first three Kraftwerk albums (#3 especially: Ralf Und Florian) and a radio broadcast which features on various bootlegs of a Ralf-less Kraftwerk trio with Florian, Klaus Dinger and Michael Rother. Then there's this early trio featuring Ralf, Florian and the great Wolfgang Fluer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCg7hPeUdvE

That's as perfect as it gets for me really, though I love pretty everything they did afterwards too.

And always nice to see a mention of uber-prog medievalist folkies Gentle Giant; live they were something else.


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Subject: RE: Anybody remember this album?
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 10 May 12 - 10:23 AM

Just spotted this. Pastoral perfection!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry64e6SVQGs&feature=related

That's the Florian Scheider, Klaus Dinger and Michael Rother trio with more than a hint of Neu! to come I think.


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Subject: RE: Anybody remember this album?
From: GUEST,josepp
Date: 10 May 12 - 09:50 PM

I have a DVD called "Kraut Rock" that shows clips from all these German bands. There's even clips of Tangerine Dream when they were still a psychedelic rock band playing regular instruments. And, yes, clips of Organisation and members of Neu jamming with Ralf and Florian.

Germany has a great scene. I remember buying a solo album by Lothar Meid, bassist of Amon Duul. It was called "Mensch, Dieser Klaus." It was a German import written in German. Probably not available on CD.


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Subject: RE: Anybody remember this album?
From: GUEST,josepp
Date: 11 May 12 - 09:04 PM

I also bought this album the year of its release when was still in high school. Brings back memories. Another Genesis alumnus, I got to see him live too. I did find it on CD.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8QQevsbwrE


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