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Post by Col » Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:17 pm

There's no regrets

RIP Scott Walker

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Post by harry_rag » Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:27 pm

Just listening to "Scott Walker in 5 Easy Pieces", a really good career spanning compilation.

To say he had an interesting and varied career would be an understatement, from "Walkermania" in the 60s to his more experimental later work. He even managed to fit a Bond soundtrack song in (though I'm not sure it was used in the film).

Easily one of my ten favourite artists of all time.

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Post by Col » Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:26 pm

When I picked that track above, I was looking through a List of UK top-ten singles in 1969
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U ... es_in_1969

I'm going to go through a new list every day and pick a song out, find it on you tube and post it up.
Tomorrow I'll be doing 1970.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U ... es_in_1970

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Post by nick » Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:42 pm

Staying with 1969, Col, I remember being knocked out by this when I was about 15 years old. I was already a great fan of Fleetwood Mac:


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Post by harry_rag » Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:45 pm

The 1969 list is amazing, plenty of great records in the 1970 one but, at first glance, 1969 looks far stronger.

Probably only fair to add though, however impeccable my taste may be now ;-) my favourite record at the time was probably Sugar Sugar by the Archie’s!

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Post by nick » Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:55 pm

To be fair, Harry, you were probably only 25 then and hadn't fully matured ;-) :lol .

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Post by Col » Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:00 pm

Yeah cracking track Nick :thumbs

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Post by peanut » Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:39 pm



Can't beat a bit of Creedence :)

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Post by Col » Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:58 pm

Indeed mate :thumbs
Looking forward to seeing what we come up with tomorrow.

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Post by Col » Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:22 am

You start to read todays list and it looks a bit uninspring, until you start to scroll down, and you see some crackers.
I was tempted by Mungo jerry, But I've decided to plump for the fabulously named Norman Greenbaum and his one hit wonder that has stood the test of time.

Spirit in the sky


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Post by peanut » Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:25 am

Nice one Col :thumbs There are so many good ones to choose from this year ,it will be hard to pick just one :)

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Post by Totally Wired » Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:09 am

The Revolution starts at closing time

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Post by nick » Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:11 am

Tempting to go with Fleetwood Mac again (Green Manalishi) but the one that I remember for the amazing guitar riffs was Jimi Hendrix' Voodoo Chile:


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I love this, whether despite or because the massive wrong note someone hits at one point!

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Could have been many but went for this ....... :)

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Post by harry_rag » Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:29 am

For 1970, tempted as I am by the charms of Clive Dunn and Pickettywitch, I'll go with this offering (stop it all going too white and male). One of the best songs ever about a man who couldn't get it up on his wedding night! The Afghan Wigs do an interesting grungey take on this song,


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Post by Col » Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:45 am

Band of gold a massive record in it's day.

Well done lads :thumbs
I think we'll soon get fed up of this if we had to do it every day, so how about twice a week.
Tuesday and Saturday

That gives us a few days inbetween to pick one out.

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Post by nick » Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:56 am

Very good choices with Paranoid and Band Of Gold, lads.

Given how they "morphed", Harry, thought you might have been tempted by Hotlegs' Neanderthal Man (the Stockport recording studios etc). I didn't realise who Hotlegs later became.

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Post by harry_rag » Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:26 pm

nick wrote:
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Very good choices with Paranoid and Band Of Gold, lads.

Given how they "morphed", Harry, thought you might have been tempted by Hotlegs' Neanderthal Man (the Stockport recording studios etc). I didn't realise who Hotlegs later became.
It briefly crossed my mind Nick but it's not a good enough track. I'll wait until a suitable 10cc song pops up (The Dean and I maybe). Seeing the Elvis songs on those lists reminds me; there was a really good documentary about the Vegas years on BBC 4 last week, well worth carching on the Iplayer.

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Post by harry_rag » Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:09 pm

No doubt we all remember that Doctor and the Medics covered Spirit in the Sky but here's a version you may be less familiar with. Given his liking for Peter Green and Hendrix I think Nick will particularly appreciate the musicianship here. Don't judge me too harshly when I say I saw this band at least once and have a couple of records by them!

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Post by Col » Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:23 pm

My god that was shocking.
You should be thoroughly ashamed of yourself harry :lol

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Post by harry_rag » Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:32 pm

:> Not the high watermark of my record collection! I won’t post links to too many covers but the Afghan Wigs version of Band of Gold is worth a look and the Dickies did a slightly more uptempo version of Paranoid (got it on clear vinyl if I recall correctly).

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Post by Col » Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:34 pm

Feel free to join in gents

Saturday chart link for 1971

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Post by Col » Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:03 pm

I'd always been a big Beatles fan, but they had split up, and times move on.
My testosterone levels must have went up a notch, as I started listening to Deep Purple and Led Zep, Heavy rock ruled.

Then McCartney released his first single since the break up of the Beatles.

I thought, you still have it mate.


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Big T-Rex fan back in the day :)

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Post by nick » Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:26 am

My first girlfriend was a great fan of Al Green, so I'll put this more for fond memories than musical clout. She thought I looked like him (but only after a day in the sun playing cricket [me not her] and before she went to Specsavers :lol ).


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Col wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:23 pm
My god that was shocking.
You should be thoroughly ashamed of yourself harry :lol
I agree, Col, and I am deeply offended :lol :lol that Harry would think it's my kind of music. I presume he will put up Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep later ;-) .

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Post by harry_rag » Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:31 am

Can't argue with any of those selections, however contentious the notion of Nick as an Al Green lookalike may seem! I was going to say I didn't know the McCartney song but I did remember it when I had a listen.

Some decent but obvious Who and Stones songs in there. Apeman by the Kinks contains a line that sounds ruder than it is ("the air pollution is fogging up my eyes"). Olivia Newton John doing Dylan and Joan Baez doing the Band are decent enough and let's not forget the theme from Shaft. There's a couple of John Kongos songs in there that have been covered by Happy Mondays.

I'll go for this by the post-Ross Supremes. They did some decent songs and this was used as the intro tape by the Stone Roses for their warm-up gig ahead of their comeback a few years ago.


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Post by Col » Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:30 pm

So we move on to 1972

One band caught my attention with their debut single that year, and I went on to gather their albums.

Roxy Music
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Post by harry_rag » Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:00 pm

That's a great song Col, an example of something that seems to come from nowhere. Always preferred this version though. ;-)

Not sure what I'll go with yet but it's the best year since 69 for me. The better Glam related stuff shaking things up a bit and some prime Rod, including a Hendrix cover for Nick. One obvious conclusion is that the Fenman must be the bastard son of Noddy Holder if grammar is genetic! :)


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Post by harry_rag » Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:14 pm

Sod it, was going to hold off for a later Mott track but can't find anything to top this for 72 as it's just so of the time. Bowie's Starman has obvious claims but at least he wrote this one so he get's a nod.


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Post by peanut » Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:34 pm

A good year with many to chose from but this brings back the memory's '#



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Post by nick » Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:18 pm

Saw Hawkwind live 3 years later at Watchfield Festival in Oxfordshire, so....................




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