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Funny, Innit...?

Discussion in 'Coffee Shop' started by Dark Angel, May 22, 2020.

  1. Dark Angel

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    (As usual) Pow-Lo made me think when he posted a Black Sabbath Track in the “Inn Me Edd” thread.

    I’d never heard the Sabbath track before, but it made me think of some of the musical gamechangers that really did shape some of my habitual thinking during specific times of my life. I’d just turned 21 when David Bowie was brought to my attention by a DJ friend of mine (Pips, Manc.).

    I was a dyed-in-the-wool soul/funk/jazz geezer at the time, having (sort of) graduated through the Northern Soul scene into the realms of the Manc. disco/soul/reggae melee and with a "zero attention span" for anything beyond those genres. Bowie changed that for me and, in doing so, opened up my personal world of musical tastes to include - well - pretty much everything.

    When I listened to Pow-Low’s Sabbath track, I thought: “I never knew they were that good”.

    Back in 1971, I’d had the same thought about David Bowie.


     
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  2. derek kelly

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    I look back at my early influences in the music scene, I am the youngest of four lads the eldest being ten years older than me, he himself a talented musician & instrument maker (hobbies, not vocation) he was more into the folk scene which did’n’t really appeal to me he then switched his allegiance to opera & classical which appalled my young brain, the first record I ever bought was no milk today by Herman’s hermits, one day my Brother David (two & a half years older than me) came home with a record which suddenly woke my music senses, Hot love by T-rex, I couldn’t get enough of it, from that moment on I wanted more, more, more (not the track by Melba Moore although that went on to be good shagging music) Slade, Bowie, Gary Glitter (before he was a nonce) sweet, Mud Showaddywaddy, then wham! (No not Michael & Ridgeley) wham as in pow, a singer came on the radio & I had to wait until the end of the track (can’t remember if it was baby I love you or born to be with you) but from that moment on Dave Edmunds was king......until Alvin Stardust came along then he was king but 1974 an event happened that would influence many a mind, young & old, the Eurovision song contest, introducing the World’s greatest ever band, ABBA, since then I have liked many singers & bands but nothing compares (no not Skinhead O’Connor) ABBA are truly the best band the World has ever had.
     
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  3. Dark Angel

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    Yer've kicked up a few memories there, lad.

    ...Who we were led us who we are.

    ...Too easy to forget: thanks for the reminders, Del.
    (y)
     
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  4. Dark Angel

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    Shittott, mate - the lodduvvem.

    ...Geddin' 'phoned up by bints who fancied ya.



    ....phonin' bintsya fancied...



    :D

     
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  5. derek kelly

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    Not forgetting CCS, Blackfoot Sue, Stevie Wonder, Barry Blue, wigan’s chosen few, Jeff beck, etc
     
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  7. Cougar377

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  8. Dark Angel

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    Yehhhh-heh-heh.

    Strange how a collection of sounds can express the way you feel…

    Even stranger that those feelings can be so easily and so really re-lived, decades later...

    It’s not always nice to look back.

    But at least it’s there.

    That’s Life as we know it….

    Jim.

     
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  9. Pow-Lo

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    Music is an interesting subject. I’ve always been dyed in the wool metal, punk and hard rock. I remember back in mid-eighties having me edd turned by Run-DMC, because they bridged a gap between rock and hip-hop. This then got me into old school hip-hop, like Public Enemy as well Run-DMC.

    Also 80s were Duran Duran. Save A Prayer was the first choon I learned to play on me bass.

    I also have to hand it to Bob Marley who, with 3 Little Birds, produced one of the most soul stirring choons ever to enter me edd. For me at least, it’s not possible to listen to that without smiling, regardless of what mood I’m in.
     
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  10. Pow-Lo

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    Here’s an interesting, fun filled music fact; check this out:



    It’s Slipknot and their music will have most on here running for cover, but I happen to like them. A lot. Anyhoo, listen to the vocalist for a bit; that’s Corey Taylor, that is. Of all the male popular artists, he is technically the second best singer in the world. Yes, you read that right. Why? Cos he has a vocal range of five and a half octaves. Even the legend that is Freddie Mercury ‘only’ had a range of five octaves. The best is Mike Patton of Faith No More, six f’ing octaves!
     
  11. Cougar377

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    I always though Ian Gillan's vocal range was impressive but I've just googled it and apparently it was "only" 4 octaves..!
     
  12. ogr1

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    Bruce dickinson..'Run to the hills' anyone. 4 octaves, but he did have a pilots license.
     
  13. derek kelly

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    How could I forget Mott the hoople...or Cockney rebel?
     
  14. derek kelly

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    Run DMC should have just kept running, hip hop & rap are just covers by people who cannot sing, I would rather listen to Millican & Nesbitt than any rap or hip hop.
     
  15. andyBeaker

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    There was a lot of Stevie Wonder stuff on BBC last night.....recorded but not watched yet so no idea if it is worth watching.
     
  16. Dark Angel

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    Most of the rap stuff was missing a "c", but there were a few original sounding rappers -
    Snoop Dog and Eminem I suppose might be two - but most of it was just non-original
    tripe to my ears. These days there seems to be so much music, but most of it is forgettable
    or just a one-hit wonder. Strange to think that there are so many talented singers, composers
    and musicians out there, yet the days of twenty-year superstardom seem to have gone.

    Or are we just a load of old farts completely out of touch with today's music scene? :rolleyes:
     
  17. slim63

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    You say that like its a bad thing ! :p
     
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  18. derek kelly

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    I think that modern day so called singers are just after their fifteen minutes of fame & making as much cash as they can from it, I know lots of talented musicians/bands who just tour local pubs & clubs for a few quid & many of these are far better than modern day tripe artists, Simon Cowell etc are raking it in by telling people they are talented because they were bullied at school or they’ve just lost their 99 year old great grandmother who once showed them great kindness by making them a strawberry jam sandwich, it’s all bullshit & hype, gone are the days of ambitious young musicians sending in their recordings to every record producer in the World or gatecrashing recording sessions to prove their worth, if you are talented, you know it you don’t need the likes of Cowell to tell you.
     
  19. andyBeaker

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    I am immensely proud that I crash and burn in quizzes on anything music past the 1980s.
     
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  20. Pow-Lo

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    Most singers are around the three octaves mark. Anything from four upwards is not typical and is impressive. Five and above is gifted.
     
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