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Old 21st Jun 2022, 23:32
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Did I miss seeing Neil Diamond in my scan of pervious posts?

Not just his singing but the massive amount of music he wrote for others.

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Old 22nd Jun 2022, 07:48
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And one iteration of Wishbone Ash or another several times... old saddo and proud of it!
LOL indeed - Wishbone Ash were one of my fave bands - saw Mk1 and Mk2 many times,I think the last time would have been on their 20th anniversary tour which saw Mk1 reunited - fabulous.

I know probably not to everybodies taste but I also saw The Searchers at their 20th anniversary gig/party in Southport,one of the bands comments to the audience was that if anybody had any requests then they (the band) would be happy to play anything they had ever done .Other than slightly heavy handed drumming the musicianship/vocals/harmonising was truly impressive
Edit - to say that it was before the big split so Mike Pender was still with the band at that time.
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Old 22nd Jun 2022, 10:26
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There was a telephone interview with Kate Bush about this on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour, this morning.

Not especially informative, but lovely to hear Kate Bush speaking.

Probably available on BBC Sounds now.
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Old 22nd Jun 2022, 18:02
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The BBC interview is also on U-Tube for those who can't access iPlayer

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Old 22nd Jun 2022, 18:26
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She was asked what 'Running up that hill' was about, and she dodged the question, no doubt owing to politeness.

I think it is about her thought experiment about feeling what the other person in a male/female couple feels during sex........ listen to the lyrics......The female says:.."it doesn't hurt me.... do you wannna feel how it feels?".

And running up a hill would explain the heavy breathing. Pure genius and a brilliant album.
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Old 22nd Jun 2022, 18:31
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Mrs A was listening - sounded like the most level headed pop star I've ever heard........................
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Old 22nd Jun 2022, 18:48
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Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) by Kate Bush - Songfacts
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Old 23rd Jun 2022, 17:35
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In recent years thereís been something of a resurgence in interest in analog synthesis as a kind of hipster thing. For years it seemed as if synthesis was going totally digital, starting with the (in)famous Yamaha DX7 in 1983, which became responsible for much of the 80s sound.

Before 1984, there were some pioneering electronic bands who still get plenty of respect today, at least for their early work: Depeche Mode, Yazoo (both started by synth wiz Vince Clarke), OMD, Jean-Michel Jarre, Tangerine Dream, the recently-departed Vangelis, and more.

Those are names that any self-respecting synth nerd needs to know as the assemble a EuroRack analog modular system that takes up one whole wall of their home studio. Me, Iím happy with a modern digital synth that does more at a fraction of the cost.
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Old 23rd Jun 2022, 21:50
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Before 1984, there were some pioneering electronic bands who still get plenty of respect today, at least for their early work: Depeche Mode, Yazoo (both started by synth wiz Vince Clarke), OMD, Jean-Michel Jarre, Tangerine Dream, the recently-departed Vangelis, and more.
Kraftwerk should be on that list.

And Stevie Wonder was also an early adopter of synth, but only as part of the overall sound
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Old 24th Jun 2022, 11:17
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Several posts have mentioned Rumours by Fleetwood Mac.

I’m reading a fascinating book at the moment called Storms by Carol Anne Harris. Harris was the partner of Lindsey Buckingham at the time the album was recorded. I didn’t realise how autobiographical the tracks on it were. They were all written by the band members about the breakdown of their individual relationships. Buckingham and Stevie Nicks were a long term item and his contribution, You go your own Way, is a particularly harsh and pointed dig at her. Because of this, she apparently never enjoyed singing it live at subsequent Fleetwood Mac concerts.

The book has made me listen again to the lyrics on the tracks and how very poignant they are in the context of the situation.
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Old 24th Jun 2022, 12:34
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Originally Posted by BWSBoy6 View Post
Several posts have mentioned Rumours by Fleetwood Mac.

Iím reading a fascinating book at the moment called Storms by Carol Anne Harris. Harris was the partner of Lindsey Buckingham at the time the album was recorded. I didnít realise how autobiographical the tracks on it were. They were all written by the band members about the breakdown of their individual relationships. Buckingham and Stevie Nicks were a long term item and his contribution, You go your own Way, is a particularly harsh and pointed dig at her. Because of this, she apparently never enjoyed singing it live at subsequent Fleetwood Mac concerts.

The book has made me listen again to the lyrics on the tracks and how very poignant they are in the context of the situation.
Worth seeing if you can find Classic Albums: Rumours which aired on BBC2 about 15 years ago and pops up occasionally on whichever channel on Freeview. - all the band plus some of the production team are interviewed about the tracks. Good programme.

Re electronic music, amongst my collection of CDs in "An Electric Storm in Hell" by White Noise, virtually all (presumably pre-digital) electronic music recorded in 1969 using the VCS-3, etc, plus vocals and drums. BBC's Delia Derbyshire was part of the group then. First heard it when I was about 6 and had to get a copy, first on LP, then CD!
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Old 24th Jun 2022, 21:13
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Never For Ever is another incredible Kate Bush album. Arguably less accessible than HOL, it is a collection of brilliant compositions.
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Old 25th Jun 2022, 12:13
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And then, there's ..............The Band


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Old 25th Jun 2022, 12:38
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Worth seeing if you can find Classic Albums: Rumours which aired on BBC2 about 15 years ago and pops up occasionally on whichever channel on Freeview. - all the band plus some of the production team are interviewed about the tracks. Good programme.
Seconded Treadi. An excellent documentary.

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Old 25th Jun 2022, 17:21
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Seconded Treadi. An excellent documentary.

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Just noticed the Classic Albums episode about Elvis's debut album airs on Sky Arts (UK freeview channel 11 for me) at 7pm tonight, 25th June, worth keeping an eye out for further episodes!
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Old 25th Jun 2022, 21:52
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I have to go along with uplinkerís list plus Dire Straits. I can pinpoint when I was blown away by Sultans of Swing - I was prodding the rust on my Hillman Avenger c1978. For longevity how about Paul Jones? Saw him with Manfred Mann at a concert in 1966 in Singapore along with the Stones. Saw him with The Blues Band about four years ago.
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Old 26th Jun 2022, 07:53
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Saw Paul Jones with the Blues Band on the day of his 70th birthday... was down near the front and remember remarking to one of my companions "he could have the decency to look at least a little like his age"... Gawd, that was 10 years ago I see. Great concert!
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Old 26th Jun 2022, 16:51
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Treadi - I have a good friend that I was at skool with. He is in his 70s. He could easily pass for 40s. It is most distressing. And he's rich. (W well know Sound Engineer who has too much work in his 70s. Back in the 70s, he brought one of the early Moogs in the USA and brought it back to the UK.
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Old 27th Jun 2022, 01:09
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Originally Posted by Uplinker View Post
She was asked what 'Running up that hill' was about, and she dodged the question, no doubt owing to politeness.

I think it is about her thought experiment about feeling what the other person in a male/female couple feels during sex........ listen to the lyrics......The female says:.."it doesn't hurt me.... do you wannna feel how it feels?".

And running up a hill would explain the heavy breathing. Pure genius and a brilliant album.
In that really circumspect way Kate Bush does things, the whole album is a thorough examination of love. Running up that Hill focuses on the dilemma of how despite the emotion of love willingly keeping a man and a woman together they can never truly understand each other. As they get closer to each other, the more destructive that gap is if one person chooses to hurt the other. So she suggests making a "deal with God" to swap places to get a better understanding of each others perspective. It really is an incredibly thoughtful and clever idea that rightfully is wrapped in a very unique sonic construct that in of itself is timeless. Kate Bush really is an incredible artist (I'd go so far as to call her a genius) and the kudos she is finally receiving is long overdue.
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Old 27th Jun 2022, 03:13
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Worth seeing if you can find Classic Albums: Rumours which aired on BBC2 about 15 years ago
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