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Re: What's on the turntable?

Postby maddz » 3:15pm on 29 Jan 18

Do try Oscar Peterson as well as Miles Davis; I prefer Peterson myself (especially when I'm trying to work). Others I like are big band female vocalists like Anita O'Day, and of course there's Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holliday.

(Hit 'play' on iTunes and promptly got Abba...)
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Re: What's on the turntable?

Postby BenQ » 3:46pm on 29 Jan 18

maddz wrote:Do try Oscar Peterson as well as Miles Davis; I prefer Peterson myself (especially when I'm trying to work). Others I like are big band female vocalists like Anita O'Day, and of course there's Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holliday.

(Hit 'play' on iTunes and promptly got Abba...)


Will do!
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Re: What's on the turntable?

Postby ajevans » 9:56am on 30 Jan 18

BenQ wrote:Alternating between All About Eve (on the turntable having recently moved it into the living room rather than lurking in the office) and Miles Davis - always been intrigued by Jazz and trying to see if I can get my head around it (always been a bluesman myself, and although in some ways related, it is a totally different language).


If you fancy trying something modern, check out Kamasi Washington, accessible and exhilarating.
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Re: What's on the turntable?

Postby Peanut » 2:38pm on 30 Jan 18

59 Sound by Gaslight Anthem. Purely because I've just managed to get tickets to see them perform it in its entirety in celebration of the tenth anniversary of its release. Which makes me realise it was nine years ago I saw them at Hard Rock Calling.

It also contains a track called Miles Davis and the Cool...
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Re: What's on the turntable?

Postby ragr » 2:44pm on 30 Jan 18

Peanut wrote:59 Sound by Gaslight Anthem. Purely because I've just managed to get tickets to see them perform it in its entirety in celebration of the tenth anniversary of its release. Which makes me realise it was nine years ago I saw them at Hard Rock Calling.

It also contains a track called Miles Davis and the Cool...


Missing out on the GA dates due to a holiday clash but making up for that by seeing Brian at Rock City in February. Enjoy the gig.
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Re: What's on the turntable?

Postby Peanut » 2:07pm on 01 Feb 18

Cheers. You too.

I haven't actually listened to any of Brian's solo stuff. Which is probably odd seeing as I've got all GA's albums.
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Re: What's on the turntable?

Postby ragr » 2:23pm on 01 Feb 18

Painkillers is an absolute cracker; one of my favourite albums of 2016. His show at The Waterfront last year was excellent as well.
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Re: What's on the turntable?

Postby LTD » 11:34pm on 10 Feb 18

Voivod - their entire back catalog: From mad industrial thrashers to dreamlike prog exponents and back again plus all points in between. Saw them live last summer. Worth waiting 30 years for.
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Re: What's on the turntable?

Postby Dom » 10:37am on 12 Feb 18

So, I discovered one of my work colleagues is a huge prog fan(*), so I have ‘The Rockfield Files’ by Frost* and ‘S*A*N*D’ by SAND to explore this week.

(*)Technically he discovered I was a prog fan because he saw the Marillion sticker on my car!


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Re: What's on the turntable?

Postby Peanut » 2:00pm on 12 Feb 18

So did you go see Fish performing Clutching at Straws?
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Re: What's on the turntable?

Postby ragr » 3:41pm on 12 Feb 18

Frost are fantastic and all three of their studio releases are excellent along with Rockfield Files and The Philadelphia Experiment live album. Be warned that getting sucked into Mitchell and Godfrey's interesting world will be inevitable.
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Re: What's on the turntable?

Postby LTD » 10:02pm on 12 Feb 18

satbunny wrote:The Stranger Things soundtrack which is so up my strada, Clash, Joy Division, Jefferson Airplane,v even Dolly!


Saw US electronic combo "Survive" in Bristol last year. Very John Carpenter-esque and tons of dry ice. Great stuff.
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Re: What's on the turntable?

Postby ajevans » 8:23pm on 15 Feb 18

LTD wrote:Voivod - their entire back catalog: From mad industrial thrashers to dreamlike prog exponents and back again plus all points in between. Saw them live last summer. Worth waiting 30 years for.


Saw them leave a year or two ago, big smile my on face the whole time :D should be a new album this year.
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Re: What's on the turntable?

Postby LTD » 8:12pm on 17 Feb 18

ajevans wrote:
Saw them leave a year or two ago, big smile my on face the whole time :D should be a new album this year.


Slightly underwhelmed by Target Earth - some interesting things going on but quite weedy production I thought. Hopefully they'll turn it up for the next album. I'd still go and see them live though.
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Re: What's on the turntable?

Postby ragr » 8:31pm on 17 Feb 18

In a rather shocking development I've only bought 2 new albums this year; the appointment with the doctor has been made.

Anyway, Brian Fallon's "Sleepwalkers" sounds exactly like his last album which means it's going to need a dozen listens for the variables to hit home; they will be there. Listening to Bry always makes me feel like a Jersey hipster but I don't know how I'm going to blend in next week when seeing him live because the truth is I'm not even a Frinton hipster; not that such a thing exists.

Also, Hawklords' "Six" from last year. This sounds more like Hawkwind than the real thing which is not really surprising given Harvey Bainbridge's time with them. The big difference though is the production; this one sounds like it was actually produced whereas Hawkwind's last two sounded like they were recorded in a grain silo on a windy day. Deliberately so, to be fair, but I don't get it.
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