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  • Not a pleasant person but the death has been announced of a great influencer of the music scenes of the past forty years - Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51893184

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    • The Guardian's obituary of Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.

      https://www.theguardian.com/music/20...ed-it-for-ever

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      • I remember hearing this tune around the time of its release in 1981 and thinking it was part of the soundtrack of 'Midnight Cowboy'! I caught the title but not the band name. I didn't know who Madness were at the time. The title is semi-literate - should be Las Palmas, not 'Los'.

        The tune has a Latin feel, so I'll dedicate it to our member Kevin Spencer, who is on holiday in Cuba right now.


        MADNESS - The Return Of The Los Palmas 7


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        • cornershop15
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          The video was interesting anyway. A lot of Sports personalities and all of the US presidents and British prime ministers appear in this increasingly frantic compilation:

          Bjorn Borg at Wimbledon, Morecambe and Wise, Harold Wilson, a film poster featuring Ronald Reagan, Scottish football fans (probably before a Home Internayional v England), West Ham players celebrating a goal (mid-1970s but not the F.A. Cup Final) Geoffrey Boycott, Charlie Chaplin with wife Oona after his knighthood,


          The images pass by far too fleetingly in the last 30 seconds ('ephemeral', right?) ...

          Bobby Moore playing for Fulham, England and West Indies captains Ray Illingworth and Gary Sobers before a Test at Lords (Old Father Time is just about visible above the scoreboard), Mick Jagger about to marry Bianca, new PM Margaret Thatcher, Frank McClintock presented with the F.A. Cup*, Bianca Jagger at her wedding, Richard Nixon being 'sworn in', John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Lyndon B. Johnson, Edward Heath, Princess Grace of Monaco, Leeds goalkeeper David Harvey?, Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe, Henry Kissinger, Jimmy Carter meeting ...?,Peter Sellers?, 'Hanoi Jane' Fonda, Henry Kissinger, Bjorn Borg again, Emperor Haile Selassie, and Princess Anne marrying Captain Mark Phillips,


          *I'd have thought Chelsea supporter Suggs would have chosen a clip of David Webb holding the F.A. Cup than rivals Arsenal, the following year
          Last edited by cornershop15; 21 March 2020, 02:27 AM.

        • garth
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          Yes, a very unusual video. I must say I'd be rather annoyed if a man stood on my restaurant table and played the saxophone at me - very unhygienic.

          Ephemeral - yes. You've been eating dictionary pie again, haven't you? Must say you're looking gorgeous today, cornershop - that's lovely lipstick!



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        If only that were true, garth. I wouldn't mind looking like that at all. Anne Francis was even lovelier in the mid-1960s Honey West than she was a decade earlier in Forbidden Planet.

        I've since remembered another intro that may have inspired a famous theme tune. How about Marianne Faithfull's Summer Nights and the TV Theme from 'M^A*S*H'?


        Before agutterfan posts his latest selection of post 1950s tunes, I would like to quickly add a track I'd almost forgotten until I found some Harpers Bizarre videos on YouTube. I'll try and post my favourite new discoveries next week but it's the more familiar version of Witchi Tai To I'd like to highlight today, by "jazz-rock" group Everything Is Everything. This is the recording I remember, and have not heard for many years:



        A lowly #69 in 1969 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.
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        • garth
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          Nice one. Can't see the similarity with MASH tho, maybe because I never liked that arrangement or the programme itself.

      • Originally posted by cornershop15 View Post


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        Before agutterfan posts his latest selection of post 1950s tunes, I would like to quickly add a track I'd almost forgotten until I found some Harpers Bizarre videos on YouTube. I'll try and post my favourite new discoveries next week but it's the more familiar version of Witchi Tai To I'd like to highlight today, by "jazz-rock" group Everything Is Everything. This is the recording I remember, and have not heard for many years:



        A lowly #69 in 1969 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.
        For lovers of 50's and 60's music if you are able to get the Gold Radio Channel on Friday nights 7pm -8pm all 50's followed by 8pm -9pm all 60's. listening to last nights offering (recorded on Sky Plus)as I type this post.

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        • We start today with Watford indie punk band Bears (https://www.punk77.co.uk/groups/bears.htm) and their debut single On Me (Waldo's Records 7" 1978). Minimalist with a sense of humour. I hope you like it.

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          • I know nothing about Retrospecter so any information would be appreciated. This is the brilliant Draino, from his/their third album Wormhole (Den Tapes cass/digital 2019). Imagine if The Beatles had been formed in late 80s grunge scene. Buy here: https://dentapes.bandcamp.com/album/wormhole.

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            • Swirlies (https://rcarchives.com/swirlies/index.htm) were a four piece formed in 1990 in Boston and Cambridge Massachusetts. This is the excellent Sarah Sitting, notice its unusual dynamics, the B-side to their debut single Didn't Understand (Slumberland Records 7" 1992).

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              • Throwing Muses have a new LP out in May of this year (hurrah!) available to pre-order on Bandcamp. Meanwhile here's the official video for their single Bright Yellow Gun (4AD 7"/12"/CD 1994) which was released to promote their excellent seventh LP University (4AD 1994).

                Last edited by agutterfan; 21 March 2020, 01:34 PM.

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                • We finish today with two classic songs from Greenock Renfreshire singer/songwriter Al Stewart (https://alstewart.com/). First, On The Border (RCA 7" 1976) then the full glory of the album version of Year Of The Cat (ignore the single version), both from his classic seventh LP Year Of The Cat (RCA 1976). If you've never heard this before you're in for seven minutes of absolute heavenly joy. It was a mainstay on Radios Caroline and Luxembourg in my teen years. Until next week ...





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                  • For the last Saturday of the month this year I'll be posting new music released that month. So from March we have...

                    Dana Gavanski - Yesterday Is Gone https://danagavanskifth.bandcamp.com...terday-is-gone



                    Little Wings - Picture Me Grom https://littlewings.bandcamp.com/album/froggys



                    Porridge Radio - Circling https://porridgeradio.bandcamp.com/album/every-bad



                    Snarls - Walk In The Woods https://snarlsband.bandcamp.com/album/burst



                    Matthew Tavares & Leland Whitty - Through The Looking Glass https://matthewtavares.bandcamp.com/album/visions



                    UltraĆ­sta - Harmony https://ultraista.bandcamp.com/album/sister



                    Until next week ...

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                    • Who remembers this from the 1970s? Electronic Debussy!

                      Isao Tomita - Arabesque No. 1

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                      • Originally posted by cassidy View Post
                        For lovers of 50's and 60's music if you are able to get the Gold Radio Channel on Friday nights 7pm -8pm all 50's followed by 8pm -9pm all 60's. listening to last nights offering (recorded on Sky Plus)as I type this post.
                        Sorry for the late reply, cassidy. Do you mean the former Capital Gold, the London radio station that was left with only one presenter after getting rid of all the others? I gave up on them after that but found solace in the late, great Brian Matthew's Sounds of the Sixties.

                        The only 'DJ' I've listened to since Brian's death is Keith Skues (now 81), who I mentioned a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, he's had to stop broadcasting for the next three months, i think because of the risk of Coronavirus, meaning that we'll have to wait a while longer for the 500th edition of his Skues Me programme on BBC Three Counties Radio. Let's hope he continues to be safe and well


                        Cult 1960s group Harpers Bizarre

                        Sunshine Pop is just what we need at this strange and terrible time:



                        US #13 in 1967

                        In the words of a YouTube poster, "How can anyone NOT be happy when they hear (Feelin' Groovy)?"


                        Dick Scoppettone, the guy in the blue jacket, was drafted to the US Army at the time of
                        this performance of Come Into the Sunshine, and is represented by a cardboard cut-out:



                        US #37 in 1967. Lead singer Ted Templeman later produced records by Van Halen and Carly Simon.


                        Dick returned to the group and helped create the definitive version of Anything Goes:



                        US #43 in 1967 (WTF?). Sad that the only available version is such an inferior b&w telerecording.


                        Hope you enjoyed those. Someone should post one or two Kenny Rogers videos as a tribute to the sadly late singer.
                        Last edited by cornershop15; 2 April 2020, 08:33 PM.

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                        • Yes, the old Capital Gold. Channel 0121 Sky.

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                        • The news is getting worse by the hour. Now Bill Withers has died, aged 81 (announced by Samantha Washington on Sky News). A depressing rather than a Lovely Day.

                          I prefer Lean on Me. Beautiful song and already very poignant at this time.

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