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« Reply #60 on: Nov 15th, 2009, 08:28am »

I had to miss Rickie Lee Jones on the full 'Later With Jools Holland' this week as my mum wanted 'The Bodyguard' Sky plussing.

Yes, I know it sounds like a Harry Hill fight waiting to happen; 'Whitney Houston or Rickie Lee Jones?' grin

Reshockedpeth's lead singer. Thanks to the Cavepeople sketches on the 'Armstrong & Miller' show, I'm thinking that Alexander Armstrong is a closet death metal grunter!
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« Reply #61 on: Nov 16th, 2009, 06:09am »

on Nov 15th, 2009, 08:28am, sistermoon wrote:
I had to miss Rickie Lee Jones on the full 'Later With Jools Holland' this week as my mum wanted 'The Bodyguard' Sky plussing.

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She was on Jools Holland? Damn and Blast! I missed it
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« Reply #62 on: Nov 17th, 2009, 07:32am »

Steve Hackett: Out of the Tunnel's Mouth
Rammstein: Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da
Bruce Springsteen: Working on a Dream
ELO: New World Record
AC/DC: Powerage
Muse: Haarp

Yes: Live in Philadelphia 1979 DVD
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« Reply #63 on: Nov 29th, 2009, 1:36pm »

Flamborough Head - Looking for John Maddocks. Their best album by far and some fabulous neo-prog.

Flamborough Head - Live in Budapest. Great set list and nice to hear some of the early songs with better vocals (never liked the original vocalist on the first two albums)

On their way:

Moongarden - Vulgar display of prog*
Leap Day - Awakening the Muse*
Mother Black Cap - The English Way*
Big Big Train - The Underfall Yard

* 3 CDs for £20 from GFT and that includes p&p. You have to send cash or a postal order which I have done on several occasions. What a bargain.
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« Reply #64 on: Nov 29th, 2009, 5:44pm »

Creed - Full Circle
Rammstein - Rosenbot
The White Stripes - Get Behind ME Satan
Nirvana - Best Of
The Human LEague - Dare
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« Reply #65 on: Nov 30th, 2009, 04:50am »

Just bought Kraftwerk's Catalogue box set. A thing of absolute beauty - both to look at an listen to. My Chirstmas present to myself. grin
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« Reply #66 on: Nov 30th, 2009, 2:32pm »

on Nov 30th, 2009, 04:50am, SonOfGreatFang wrote:
Just bought Kraftwerk's Catalogue box set. A thing of absolute beauty - both to look at an listen to. My Chirstmas present to myself. grin




Really tempted by that too smiley
£75 at Play, sounds like a decent price, but I will wait a while I think.

Sorry i didn't mean to edit your post, but merely quote. tongue smiley
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« Reply #67 on: Nov 30th, 2009, 2:37pm »

Neil Young - Landing On Water
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« Reply #68 on: Nov 30th, 2009, 2:52pm »

on Nov 30th, 2009, 2:37pm, Mal wrote:
Neil Young - Landing On Water


Bad album. Got to say that I love the first track but the production is awful. A bit more oomph and it would have been a classic.
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« Reply #69 on: Dec 5th, 2009, 07:25am »

The Enid - Arise & Shine Vol 1 cool
Ltd Ed of 1000, signed by the band, only £10 wink
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« Reply #70 on: Dec 5th, 2009, 12:02pm »

Jethro Tull - This Was (special edition)
Procol Harum - Exotic Birds and Fruit (2009 remaster)
Procol Harum - A Salty Dog (2009 remaster)
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« Reply #71 on: Dec 6th, 2009, 10:34am »

on Nov 29th, 2009, 1:36pm, NedFlanders wrote:
Flamborough Head - Looking for John Maddocks.


For me it was one of the main disappointments of 2009. huh
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« Reply #72 on: Dec 6th, 2009, 1:56pm »

I really like this album a lot - strange how opinions vary. Here is a review from DPRP site:

Tracklist: The Garden Pond (5:31), Sleepless Night (7:02), Spring (5:25), Waste Of Time (6:32), Donít Forget Us (8:23), Looking For John Maddock (19:43)

It was disappointing to read of Eddie Mulderís departure from Flamborough Head at the end of last year. Guitarist with the band since 2000, to my mind the interaction he shared with keyboardist Edo Spanninga was on a par with the likes of Hackett and Banks or Rothery and Kelly. This is aptly displayed on their last release, 2007ís Live In Budapest. Mulderís replacement Gert Polkerman joined at the beginning of 2009 but he is yet to make his recording debut with the band. In the meantime Mulderís legacy lives on with the release of his final recordings with the band and their fifth studio album to date, Looking For John Maddock. In addition to Mulder the rest of the band are all present and correct, namely the aforementioned Spanninga (keyboards), Margriet Boomsma (vocals, flute, recorders), Marcel Derix (bass) and Koen Roozen (drums, percussion).

Mulder is responsible for writing five out of the six tracks, with Spanninga saving himself compositionally for the epic title piece that concludes. An even mix of instrumentals and songs (with Margriet providing the lyrics in addition to the vocals for the latter) gives the album a fluid balance throughout. Of the three instrumentals The Garden Pond is probably the most immediate with a striking melody courtesy of Mulderís lyrical playing that has something of the Andy Latimerís about it. The languid mood is broken by a tricky up-tempo section with some neat bass work and superb flute from Derix and Boomsma respectively. Flute is once more to the fore during the beautiful Spring which combined with the smooth organ sound and melodic guitar brings Focus to mind. Mulder is credited with arranging all three instrumentals including Donít Forget Us with strident synth and guitar interplay plus a scorching Moog solo to add a certain edge to the proceedings. A fanfare of medieval sounding recorders provides a brief but welcome diversion into Gryphon territory.

Sleepless Night seems to pickup from where the opening track The Garden Pond leaves off where in addition to flute Margriet adds her enchanting and distinctive vocals. Around the midway point there is a haunting bass and mellotron moment that echoes classic Yes. The weeping guitar solo that closes is a nod in the direction of Nick Barrett. Waste Of Time is anything but, especially as it displays a sense of urgency often absent from the proceeding tracks. It benefits from some fine drumming courtesy of Mr Roozen and a very proggy synth break with a melody line that bears more than a passing resemblance to Yesí The Revealing Science Of God. The concluding epic Looking For John Maddock is ambiguously titled and the images of the young girl on the cover artwork give nothing away. One thingís for certain however, it provides a fitting finale for Mulderís tenure with the band. Margrietís vocals, with superb backing harmonies from Mulder, are excellent throughout and the music contains some beautifully evocative instrumental soundscapes. Particularly impressive is Spanningaís lush, orchestral keyboards, a style usually associated with Robert John Godfrey and Woolly Wolstenholme.

Once again the Dutch quartet have produced a compelling collection of tunes that displays a strong sense of melody and assured if not over elaborate instrumental work that deserves wider recognition outside their homeland. They certainly do enough for me to justify a DPRP recommendation although their often restrained style and absence of heavy riffs may prove to be a drawback for some. Mulderís clean and expressive guitar contributions will be sorely missed although he can be heard on the up and coming debut release from new Dutch band Leap Day. What the future holds for Flamborough Head is difficult to say particularly as new man Polkerman has a style quite different from his predecessor who was also a key contributor to the song writing process. Watch this space for future developments.

Conclusion: 8 out of 10

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« Reply #73 on: Dec 7th, 2009, 12:13am »

on Dec 6th, 2009, 1:56pm, NedFlanders wrote:
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Well David. In such case you have to pay attention to American band Forever Twelve. There are some similarities in their type of music. Including female vox. wink
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« Reply #74 on: Dec 7th, 2009, 03:31am »

on Dec 7th, 2009, 12:13am, Marygold wrote:
Well David. In such case you have to pay attention to American band Forever Twelve. There are some similarities in their type of music. Including female vox. wink


I have two albums by this band and they are both very good too:

1. Remembrance Branch
2. Spark of light
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