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chauncey.g
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« Reply #285 on: June 22, 2007, 04:02:52 PM »

Tickets? Tickets, he says. I've contracted out to be the towel dude.
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« Reply #286 on: June 22, 2007, 04:05:19 PM »

I loved Bryan Ferry during the late 70s and early 80s - Roxy Music had some very cool stuff also of course -- I haven't really kept up with him much since then.

Another couple of artists that were "the talent behind the band" that I loved and haven't kept track of are:


Roger Hodson  of Supertramp - Classically trained musician that had a great initial solo album and then went dark (maybe it was me)

Midge Ure of Ultravox - another classically trained musician with a distinguished career both with Ultravox and later as a solo act.  I still get chills when I hear Kate Bush singing back up...

hmm that reminds me of "another" signer in this vein - Peter Gabriel, but he's so high profile that it's hardly worth talking about him...  Smiley
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« Reply #287 on: June 22, 2007, 04:10:30 PM »

Didn't know Hodgson had a solo album. Didn't follow them too much, but I really liked a couple of Supertamp's albums (crime o' da century and crisis, what crisis) and saw 'em live once in San Antone back in the early 80s. They had some special effects doodads that went well with the special effectors I inbibed back in those daze.
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« Reply #288 on: June 22, 2007, 05:10:17 PM »

They were probably my favorite live band of all time.

No matter what tour, nor what year, from 1975 on, you could always depend on ...Waiting in total blackness with the anticipation of that first harmonica blast from the opening of School, right through to the ending strains of the last song of the encore set... Crime of the Century while watching the projection of the hands on the jail bars slowly spin away into the abyss...
Everything in between was pure bliss...


Even though you saw them in Texas (or wherever) and in the 80s, I bet you can vaguely recall the blonde guy (can't recall his name) that played woodwinds blowing Smoke up into the white spotlight during the song Asylum.  It was all low tech stuff, but extremely dramatic and memorable...
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« Reply #289 on: June 22, 2007, 05:16:27 PM »

I don't know much about Bryan Ferry, but "More than This" is one of my favorite songs ever.  I can't hit that "good" not like he does, but I'm going to keep trying.
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« Reply #290 on: June 22, 2007, 08:43:48 PM »

That's the note in "...it was good for a while, there was no way of knowing..."

I've been trying to hit that note over and over for years, and I just can't sing the line like Bryan Ferry, even if I had very dark tint in car, etc.
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« Reply #291 on: June 22, 2007, 08:44:43 PM »

Try it and see if you don't squeak on the word "good."
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« Reply #292 on: June 23, 2007, 01:06:53 AM »

You keep this up, you'll get to 250 very quickly!
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« Reply #293 on: June 23, 2007, 01:12:50 AM »

Try it and see if you don't squeak on the word "good."

I'll have to pull the CD out - I can't quite recall that line in the song.

Great song though    You know there's nothin...more then this
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« Reply #294 on: June 23, 2007, 04:40:35 PM »

Actually, I listened to the song last night and he doesn't say "...good for a while..." but something else similar, for the record, same high note I can't hit anyway.
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« Reply #295 on: June 23, 2007, 05:02:05 PM »

I could fe-e-e-el at the time... there was no way of knowing.

I mighta been able to hit that note when I was thirteen.
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« Reply #296 on: June 23, 2007, 05:41:33 PM »

Yeah, the second stanza is "it was f-u-u-n-n for a while..."

Speaking of "Thirteen," great Big Star song.
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« Reply #297 on: June 24, 2007, 10:45:51 PM »

I hear the Spicey Gals will be doing a cover of...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQWWX3FPkaQ
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« Reply #298 on: June 24, 2007, 10:49:09 PM »

just kidding, of course. but heard this on the radio and one google led to another...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tr6H1a7YUac
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« Reply #299 on: June 24, 2007, 11:11:44 PM »

okay, one more oldie before bedtime for this bonzo...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luut-sKVcxU
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