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After I spent some time listening to newer stuff, I recently spent some time to listen to some old 60's/70's stuff, Traffic, Zappa, Cozy Powell, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Buddy Miles Express, Cactus, early (pre-Perry) Journey, Todd Rundgren, Tubes

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On 10/13/2019 at 11:33 AM, Hamer_SS_guy said:

After I spent some time listening to newer stuff, I recently spent some time to listen to some old 60's/70's stuff, Traffic, Zappa, Cozy Powell, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Buddy Miles Express, Cactus, early (pre-Perry) Journey, Todd Rundgren, Tubes

My favorite Tubes video is when John Candy as outdoorsman, Gil Fisher, takes The Tubes on a fishing expedition:

 

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Bay Area legends. Looking forward to rooting out GCS's other releases. Take THAT, Les Claypool!

 

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Had this in high school. Was wondering if it still kicks ass. It does.

 

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Beer ad guys. Yeah, but one of the better Power Pop bands. Check out Wally's new band with Clem Burke/Andy Babiuk, The Empty Hearts!

 

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All I own by Small Faces is a pretty spotty, Immediate Records CD comp. This 2LP one's a goodie, on thick, 1981 German vinyl.

 

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Forgot about this one. Early 80's Columbia collection of rarities, Bsides and Europe-only tracks. Really great LP.

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Ritchie: "Bang on, then, Ronnie. You and Elf got the gig."

Ronnie: "What about my guitarist?"

Ritchie: "I'm sorry. Who?"

 

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Love. This. Record. 

 

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Check out Pattie, she's no fattie! Another winner. Her original band was so killer, and Geraldo's playing and tone are stellar.

 

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I've got the CD version from the Blue Horizon Fleetwood Mac box set, but, well, you know...

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Been looking for a clean copy of this for a while. Hugely influential on The Byrds, Waylon Jennings, Flying Burrito Bros., etc.

 

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Classic, clean and NM. Great party record.

 

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And now, from my good friends at Rhino/Warner:

The GODS! The Gods themselves!! On your knees, dogs!!!

Got tired of not buying chewed-up copies of Sabbath on shitty, 70s vinyl. Got this box at a discount ($199.99+shipping). It's now selling on discogs.com for $300/up. Check out all the extras they included with this box:

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Yesterday was "The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion," " Amorica," and "Three Snakes and One Charm," inspired by our thread about the non-reunion of the Black Crowes. Today will be "The Lost Crowes," which is made up of the tapes from the "Taller" sessions (the year+ they spent trying to record what eventually became Amorica after starting nearly from scratch). I'm on a big "core members" '92-'97 lineup kick. That's where the magic is for me with that dysfunctional family.

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On 10/17/2019 at 7:57 PM, RobB said:

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a classic LP... I wore the grooves off this one & still have my original vinyl

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On 10/17/2019 at 1:55 PM, Toadroller said:

 

I have an Al Hirt Greatest hits, which includes "The Best Man," a duet he did with Ann-Margret on this album.

The band leader (and my first drum teacher) at my elementary school in Cincinnati, was John Hirt, Al Hirt's cousin. They came to Cincinnati from New Orleans and studied at Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music together.

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I played this CD in my car a few days ago. I'd had the LP version since my sister gave it to me for my birthday in 1969.

I was quite taken by the high energy chart, "The St. Petersburg Race" from the film, "Run Sunward"
 

That film has the distinction of having no entry in imdb.com

I found out that it was a film about offshore high-speed boat racing.

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It  turns out one of the major figures in this film is Don Aranow, who was a great boat pilot and also founded Magnum, Cary, Cigarette, Donzi, and Formula speedboats. 

There are a couple of bio-dramas about him including "Thunder Man" and "Speed Kills." His boats were popular with organized crime because his boats were plenty fast for smuggling. The Cigarette boats made 500 hp and could top out at around 90 mph. His shady side caught up with him and he was gunned down in a classic mob hit in 1987.

Anyway, I justs discovered that I don't need to order a $40 DVD of "Run Sunward" from this website; it turns out I can watch the whole thing on YouTube, and I'm really glad I didn't spend the money as the film really shows its age. If they really want to keep it around, they should rewrite and re-record the narration.

It turns out that "The St. Petersburg Race" in the soundtrack refers to an open-water race from St. Petersburg, FL to Port Lucaya on Grand Bahama Island off the east coast of Florida. The film also showed a 440-mile offshore race from Long Beach to San Francisco, CA.

 

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1 hour ago, JohnnyB said:

I have an Al Hirt Greatest hits, which includes "The Best Man," a duet he did with Ann-Margret on this album.

The band leader (and my first drum teacher) at my elementary school in Cincinnati, was Al Hirt's cousin. They came to Cincinnati and studied at Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music together.

I love the playfulness between the two, and the excellent use of stereo panning at the end of the song.  Just a coquettish bit of fun, kind of a non-Christmas-y "Baby it's Cold Outside.."

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Always thought Steve Gaines was an exceptional talent.

 

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On 10/17/2019 at 8:12 PM, RobB said:

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Been looking for a clean copy of this for a while. Hugely influential on The Byrds, Waylon Jennings, Flying Burrito Bros., etc.

I just finished watching all 8 episodes of Ken Burns' documentary, "Country Music." In one segment, Dwight Yoakam was on-camera describing what a spot-on, poignant lyricist Merle Haggard was. The thought of Merle's lyrics (and, I suppose, his passing in 2016) got Dwight so choked up he could hardly make it through the segment.

 

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On 10/17/2019 at 7:49 PM, RobB said:

 

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All I own by Small Faces is a pretty spotty, Immediate Records CD comp. This 2LP one's a goodie, on thick, 1981 German vinyl.

Does it have "Itchycoo Park?" I remember that one as a single charting on Top 40 when I was in high school.

I have a copy of this on LP. I'll have to fish it out and give it a spin:

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32 minutes ago, JohnnyB said:

 

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Does it have "Itchycoo Park?" I remember that one as a single charting on Top 40 when I was in highschool.

No, only their Mod stuff:

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On 10/17/2019 at 7:57 PM, RobB said:

 

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Love. This. Record. 

+1! 

One of the first LPs I bought after I got my turntable in 2001. Got it used for $3.99.

And the cover art earned Vargas another year in the business ... at least!

 

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I know I'm somewhat behind the curve with this album but I stumbled into it on You Tube and it blew my socks off.  Great southern-flavoured hard rock.

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Also trailing behind somewhat with this but I have at least already bought it.  Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons is oddly enough led by a chap called Phil Campbell, who spent 31 years playing guitar for Motorhead.  After Lemmy's Death at the end of 2015 Motorhead ceased to exist and shortly thereafter Phil formed this band, and all the other band members except the vocalist are his sons, but as they were born in wedlock apparently Phil's missus wasn't too impressed with the band name.  Really great energetic hard rock, but it's been taken in a different direction to Motorhead. I love it to bits

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7 minutes ago, Dave Scepter said:

 

One of my favorite albums is the Ramones’ End of the Century album. Produced by Murderer Lying Phil Spector. 
Here’s the title track:

 

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