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lemonade kid
Old Love

USA
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Posted - 03/04/2012 :  18:15:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rocker

Hey, rocker!! Can you think of a better way to spend your hard earned dollars?!

Well just for your fyi I just picked up that Sinatra lp ITWSHOTM from my favorite record shop.Had to have it for the listen. It was in my budget! An incomparable look back to another time and place while listening to song.

Anyway, I have this book maybe others have seen it. It's all the music you have to listen to before you die. heh heh it's a biiiiiiiiggggg book. Man I think I'll never make it.

Rocker...good buy!

I think "In The Wee Small Hours Is" my Favorite Sinatra among so many of his great LPs. It just has an aura and feel that just draws you in -- it deserves your full attention. It has a seamless quality that, like FC, needs to be listened to, start to finish.

It embodies another great's lyrics, as you enter Siantra's world, allowing you to..."relax and float downstream".



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“Excuse me, I said. I thought you were a trout stream.
I'm not, she said.”
--Richard Brautigan, Trout Fishing in America
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rocker
Old Love

USA
3606 Posts

Posted - 04/04/2012 :  14:17:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Right...and I also picked up "Only the Lonely." (and I'm always hearing Roy when those 3 words come up)..now could Roy have picked up on Frank's record or vice versa?
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lemonade kid
Old Love

USA
9712 Posts

Posted - 04/04/2012 :  18:11:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is a great album too. To complete the "trilogy", Songs For Swinging Lovers is an essential upbeat songbook for lovers and is placed nicely between the Wee Hours & Only The Lonely lps--a kind portrait of the down/up/down of relationships.

"I've Got You Under My Skin" (UP) was a Sinatra staple at live shows for 40 years. Along with "In The Wee Small Hours" (sad memories), "Angel Eyes" (bittersweet) & "One For My Baby (One For The Road)" (& back DOWN...but in a good way!) .

FROM EACH ALBUM, MAKES THENM ALL ESSENTIAL.



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“Excuse me, I said. I thought you were a trout stream.
I'm not, she said.”
--Richard Brautigan, Trout Fishing in America

Edited by - lemonade kid on 04/04/2012 18:13:06
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rocker
Old Love

USA
3606 Posts

Posted - 06/04/2012 :  14:43:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And just to mention something relative to the thread topic..I just read that the fellow who made those amps for Townshend has just died..Jim Marshall..the "Father of Loud and the "Marshall Crunch".. I wonder if Harvey still has his hearing!!!!........;-)...He certainly fashioned the sound of rock in the 20th...
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lemonade kid
Old Love

USA
9712 Posts

Posted - 06/04/2012 :  16:17:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rocker

And just to mention something relative to the thread topic..I just read that the fellow who made those amps for Townshend has just died..Jim Marshall..the "Father of Loud and the "Marshall Crunch".. I wonder if Harvey still has his hearing!!!!........;-)...He certainly fashioned the sound of rock in the 20th...

Marshall amps, Fender Stratocasters, Leslie speakers...psychedelia at it's height!

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“Excuse me, I said. I thought you were a trout stream.
I'm not, she said.”
--Richard Brautigan, Trout Fishing in America

Edited by - lemonade kid on 09/04/2012 18:33:31
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rocker
Old Love

USA
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Posted - 09/04/2012 :  14:33:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
lk maybe you know..were those amps used in Won't Get Fooled? With Townshend using synths and those guitars those amps had to be good and handel the sounds.
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lemonade kid
Old Love

USA
9712 Posts

Posted - 09/04/2012 :  19:02:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by rocker

lk maybe you know..were those amps used in Won't Get Fooled? With Townshend using synths and those guitars those amps had to be good and handel the sounds.

SUNN amps were the WHO's baby's--the ones you saw them run their guitars through...electronically & physically!!







I did read as the Beatles became more studio and experimentally orientated they caused more fear in their Record Label's minds.





"Revolver was the real kicker....John ran his vocals for "Tomorrow Never Knows" through a Leslie speaker (that is where that trippy vocal sound comes from)....and the Parlophone (aside--founded in 1896!! in Germany) record company dudes were not happy. They wanted that up-front Beatles pop sound. But just like Brian Wilson, the Beatles were not ones to stand on their laurels..they would move upwards and onwards, ALWAYS!

I remember a local band in 1969 -- my first exposure to a live Leslie...played by a hot Joplinesque hippie chick on a big ol' Hammond organ (sorry, ladies..."hippie chicks": that's what we called 'em, and it didn't seem like a slur, after all, we were happy to be called FREAKS...)...reputedly a hot hippie chick man-eater.

But that night, the Leslie held my full attention...a mind blower... and it really was just a big plywood box, full of swirling magic!

...Beatles and Martin talking about Ringo naming it, the fears and reactions...from anthology DVD....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkirE9uH5SE&feature=related


Tomorrow Never Knows/Within You Without you
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKVmDdsrl78&feature=related

Take 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaF4GGAvf3I&feature=related


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“He created his own Kool Aid reality and was able to illuminate himself by it.”
--Richard Brautigan, Trout Fishing in America

Edited by - lemonade kid on 09/04/2012 19:11:37
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rocker
Old Love

USA
3606 Posts

Posted - 10/04/2012 :  14:04:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
that Leslie was great.....and it all came from a "dance-hall band" as Harrison noted ...
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underture
Fifth Love

482 Posts

Posted - 10/04/2012 :  21:13:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I find it of significance that Pete was for about 6 years running ('67-'73) one of the most forward thinking, artistic rock musicians around.

If you start with the "Who Sell Out" concept album, followed by a dry year when he was still digesting Tommy, then "Tommy", followed by maybe his most fruitful and frustrating time of Lifehouse, then "Who's Next", followed by another year of mulling over his next big bugaloo, and then "Quadrophenia", Pete did not lack for ambition or quality.

Lifehouse itself, if it could ever have been successfully brought to fruition, would have been of a scope maybe never acheived. Unfortunately it was too grand, and Pete was probably naive in thinking he could corral the music, live audience participation and film into a cohesive whole. But the music, regardless of whether Glyn Johns over-commercialized it, still is probably the band's best. It's too bad that the failed NYC recording sessions and Pete's estrangement from Kit Lambert ultimately doomed what could have been a great double LP much the same way as Tommy was groundbreaking and infinitely spiritual.

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rocker
Old Love

USA
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Posted - 11/04/2012 :  14:11:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's too bad that the failed NYC recording sessions and Pete's estrangement from Kit Lambert ultimately doomed what could have been a great double LP much the same way as Tommy was groundbreaking and infinitely spiritual.

I guess with all that we are lucky that Townshend got Who's Next off the ground despite those troubles you noted. Who's Next for me is the band's greatest work. Townshend probably had demons but KL looked like he had them worse. Their collaboration could give but also take away.
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lemonade kid
Old Love

USA
9712 Posts

Posted - 28/03/2013 :  22:14:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Getting In Tune

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJu8tetyaxE&list=PLC9824019F6833A13



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-lk
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rocker
Old Love

USA
3606 Posts

Posted - 01/04/2013 :  15:35:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Townshend..what a rock icon...You just reminded me. I've been meaning to pick up his bio. I think it might be good to know why I'm so enamored of his musical geniusfor.... many are called few are chosen!..;-)...

Ever since I can rememeber after hearing those great opening chords from 'Won't get Fooled Again, I've been never ever been ever! Thank you Peter Townshend....
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