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Interesting to see how much older (especially sixties and seventies) music is favoured!

I have this rule when socialising - when they play Hendrix, it's time for me to leave. Not a dislike; more a signal that the place is running out of fresh sounds/ideas. There's good new music happening all the time, and it's a shame to overlook.
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(Not just because he owns a BX!): Max Greenwood Frozen Still.

And then there's:

Getaway, by The Music

Detroit Rock City - full version, Kiss

House of the Rising Sun, John Ottway (OK it's a sing-along!)

and Grooving Home by the James Taylor Quartet

(and, as a long-time Golden Earring fan: Radar Love - but don't forget Con Man by them...)
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Like this thread :)

I have some music that "helps me" in different situations :lol:

The soundtrack to the french film Taxi is a great disc.....when Daniel is chasing the bank robbers in his 406 through the streets of Paris at high speeds that is a great track to play when you need to get across town in a hurry :lol: Kind of puts you in the zone :twisted:

When tramming down the motorway ZZ Top Legs is a great track....
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ocean colour scene ,, hundred mile high city seems to do the trick for me so does f*****g in the bushes ,, oasis, they always had me on the verge of illegality before boring old fartdom set in
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vince wrote:Like this thread :)

I have some music that "helps me" in different situations :lol:

The soundtrack to the french film Taxi is a great disc.....when Daniel is chasing the bank robbers in his 406 through the streets of Paris at high speeds that is a great track to play when you need to get across town in a hurry :lol: Kind of puts you in the zone :twisted:

When tramming down the motorway ZZ Top Legs is a great track....
Oh yes!

ZZ Top 8-) and while it's playing I imagine I'm in a 32 coupe with the V8 for additional sountrack, and those legs alongside me! :wink: 8-)
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myglaren wrote:If you like the Dan you might like this - a tragic story behind her but she's with Jeff Lynn/ELO now.
Thanks for that.

In fact I have a wide ranging taste, which covers a lot of music.
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Post by Citroenmad »

I dont really have a certain type of music i like, not often older stuff, however
Toby_HDi wrote:I have too many to mention really.

If I'm enjoying a blast round some B roads: 10cc - Rubber Bullets, Cozy Powell - Dance With The Devil, Deep Purple, most Focus tracks (though especially Hocus Pocus), The Who, AC/DC, Muse, ELO, T. Rex
I do like some of the above, especially:

I mainly listen to music in the car than anywhere else, and always have something on.
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After all these years, I still love ELO :D

I love their mix of rock and orchestra. In fact any band that gets a bit orchestral is good for me. I suppose because I'm very partial to a good bit of classical music.

Have a listen to this live version of ELO's Standin' in the Rain. It takes a while to get going but it's worth the wait...

And Focus. Yes :D Another prog rock band I was introduced to at a very young age.

Everybody knows Sylvia and Hocus Pocus but how about Focus III or even Focus II?. That last video is pure 70s!!!

Ahh, the Hammond Organ, another instrument I adore :P

Speaking of organs and orchestral pieces, anyone remember the Mellotron as used by the likes of Barclay James Harvest and often described as an "orchestra in a box".

The engineering of a Mellotron was incredible for the time. I'd love to own one just to enjoy the sheer engineering of the thing and to marvel at what could be achieved electro-mechanically before the digital age that can produce anything, albeit with great sterility. Things like the Mellotron had incredible character that no digital sound can match...

In my opinion, guitar amps must be all valve, reverb units must have springs in them and echo units must have both valves and a tape loop. Digital substitutes sound rubbish.
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CitroJim wrote:After all these years, I still love ELO.
In the early seventies I foolishly passed up the chance to see the ELO. They were advertised as "ELO (Roy Wood of The Move)" and I was far too savvy to be caught by this blatant attempt to cash in the popularity of The Move!

Woe is me.
CitroJim wrote:And Focus. Yes :D Another prog rock band I was introduced to at a very young age.

Everybody knows Sylvia and Hocus Pocus but how about Focus III or even Focus II?. That last video is pure 70s!!!
Yes, some classic tracks there. I was fortunate enough to see Focus earlier this year on their three-hander tour with Wishbone Ash and acoustic Strawbs.
CitroJim wrote:Ahh, the Hammond Organ, another instrument I adore .
It's a great bit of kit, especially when the vvibrato boxes are going. I also loved the "grinding metal" or "straight-cut gears" noise they could make in other tracks such as Green Onions and anything early by Steve Winwood.
CitroJim wrote:Speaking of organs and orchestral pieces, anyone remember the Mellotron as used by the likes of Barclay James Harvest and often described as an "orchestra in a box".

The engineering of a Mellotron was incredible for the time. I'd love to own one just to enjoy the sheer engineering of the thing and to marvel at what could be achieved electro-mechanically before the digital age that can produce anything, albeit with great sterility. Things like the Mellotron had incredible character that no digital sound can match...
Even though I showed absolutely no promise at the piano as a child I adore keyboards and the sound of the mellotron just filled the air in Moody Blues tracks. Mike Pinder worked for the company that made them for a while and there was even a Pindertron made!

It's not just the Melloton I like, I also also lapped up the synthesised sounds in the 80s and was a fan and follower of OMD from their earliest days in the club "Eric's". Other notables: Human League, Heaven 17, Rick Wakeman (slightly earlier) - the list goes on-and-on.
CitroJim wrote:In my opinion, guitar amps must be all valve, reverb units must have springs in them and echo units must have both valves and a tape loop. Digital substitutes sound rubbish.
So, not prescriptive at all then Jim?
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More Than A Feeling is still earning money for Boston, as it's used in the Barclays advert with the roller coaster going around the tall buildings, and then in mid air :roll: CGI style!
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Paul-R wrote:So, not prescriptive at all then Jim?
No, absolutely not Paul :) I'm prepared to give any valve amp a fair trial and I don't even dictate the maker of the valves fitted. I'm not so bad that I can only tolerate a Mullard that was made in Blackburn on the 10th August 1962 during a thunderstorm and has yellow lettering...

A few years back a pal and I did a comparative test of all the ECC83 (12AX7) valves we could lay our collective hands on in my little Fender Champ. All this talk you hear about some valves sounding different to others is absolutely true! Even we could tell and we're not golden eared by any means... Russian made valves do sound harsher than a British vintage Mullard and Slovak valves are remarkably good... Chinese ones, well, they're Chinese...

I've tried digital effects units and to be honest, I'm not impressed. I much prefer my six-spring reverb tank driven with a reverb unit (valved of course!) of my own design...
ACTIVE8 wrote:More Than A Feeling
Ahh, that gets my vote :D The sheer energy in that song could power a small town... Excellent choice 8-)
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How about this one although it's probably more popular with this version, and indeed there is a reference in the comments section of the second one, about the previous one.

Their version has completely changed it, and they certainly have their own style, and the guitar playing is great! 8-)
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CitroJim wrote: I'm prepared to give any valve amp a fair trial and I don't even dictate the maker of the valves fitted. I'm not so bad that I can only tolerate a Mullard that was made in Blackburn on the 10th August 1962 during a thunderstorm and has yellow lettering...
Fancy an Ongaku then Jim? :twisted:
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Post by messerschmitt owner »

I like all sorts as driving songs: Here's a few!

Michael Nyman - Chasing Sheep is best left to Shepherds
The Cult - (Here Comes the) Rain
Deacon Blue - Your Town (perfecto mix)
EBTG - Missing (Oakenfold remix)
Simple Minds - New Gold Dream
Iron Maiden - Run to the Hills
Martha & the Muffins - Echo Beach
The Damned - Smash it Up Pts 1 & 2
Hazel O'Conner - The Eighth Day
Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
Duane Eddy or ELP - Peter Gunn Theme
Booker T & The MGs - Soul Limbo
Yello - the Race
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myglaren wrote: Fancy an Ongaku then Jim? :twisted:
At that price Steve :o

Those 211s are a bit like rocking horse poo these days and greatly sought by the audiophiles..

Desirable valves these days go for a shocking amount. A pal paid the price iof a well-sorted Xantia the other day for a pair of NOS GEC KT88s