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« Reply #3390 on: Oct 1st, 2008, 11:10am »

on Oct 1st, 2008, 11:03am, demolition man wrote:
"Nothing New Under The Sun" is a great track, the first time I've heard this track undecided What album is it taken from undecided undecided


Apparently it's a song written by Roine when he was in his teens, and it's on the Kaipa 1976 release Inget Nytt Under Solen (Nothing New Under The Sun) cheesy

Click this link for a very informative review from the year 2000 for the Alive On Planet Earth album. http://www.btinternet.com/~archimedes/tfkalive.htm

I would love to get the early Kaipa material on CD.
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« Reply #3391 on: Oct 1st, 2008, 12:16pm »

This guy takes a nice stab at a Per Nilsson solo from Angling Feelings http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt2AzUmhbNE
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« Reply #3392 on: Oct 1st, 2008, 6:17pm »

on Oct 1st, 2008, 11:10am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Apparently it's a song written by Roine when he was in his teens, and it's on the Kaipa 1976 release Inget Nytt Under Solen (Nothing New Under The Sun) cheesy

Click this link for a very informative review from the year 2000 for the Alive On Planet Earth album. http://www.btinternet.com/~archimedes/tfkalive.htm

I would love to get the early Kaipa material on CD.


Believe me Dave, the early Kaipa albums are well worth getting. The singing is in Swedish, of course, done by Hans Lundin on the first two albums. And a very decent job he does too.
The early stuff is quite different to the later stuff. It has hints of Focus and Camel in it. Couple this with its own, very strong style, and you've got some great music there. smiley
Funnily enough, considering the amount of wah wah Roine uses with TFK, there's hardly any wah wah at all on early Kaipa. Just some very nice playing, in the Hackett/Latimer/Akermann style.
And Lundin's keyboard style is very different to his later 'busy' style. Far more laid back and dreamy, whilst his solos are more along the lines of classic Banks and Bardens.
I guarantee you won't be disappointed if you get them. wink
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« Reply #3393 on: Oct 1st, 2008, 6:26pm »

on Oct 1st, 2008, 6:17pm, Chessman wrote:
Believe me Dave, the early Kaipa albums are well worth getting. The singing is in Swedish, of course, done by Hans Lundin on the first two albums. And a very decent job he does too.
The early stuff is quite different to the later stuff. It has hints of Focus and Camel in it. Couple this with its own, very strong style, and you've got some great music there. smiley
Funnily enough, considering the amount of wah wah Roine uses with TFK, there's hardly any wah wah at all on early Kaipa. Just some very nice playing, in the Hackett/Latimer/Akermann style.
And Lundin's keyboard style is very different to his later 'busy' style. Far more laid back and dreamy, whilst his solos are more along the lines of classic Banks and Bardens.
I guarantee you won't be disappointed if you get them. wink


Yes, Carl. I've been listening to the first two Kaipa albums courtesy of Colin. He e-mailed me the mp3 files, and they sound wonderful!
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« Reply #3394 on: Oct 2nd, 2008, 4:34pm »

on Sep 27th, 2008, 10:38am, Chessman wrote:
Who's This Then? huh


(Sorry Fraser, had to steal your very apt comment there!)

Nikki!!!! Is this just another of your 'flying visits' or are you going to be popping in more frequently now?
(Here's hoping its the latter!) wink


Thankyou Carl kiss
Yep, things are a touch less complicated round here now so i will be annoying you far more often than i have of late grin wink
Hey Nov, glad you had a great time on your lads weekend smiley Cool destination this year cool
Gooner, hope you had a good time in Turkey smiley You have to get back in the footie thread and help me out ............. i'm last apart from you and that's only because you havn't been here to post any predictions! shocked rolleyes
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« Reply #3395 on: Oct 3rd, 2008, 4:45pm »

on Oct 2nd, 2008, 4:34pm, squonknikki wrote:
Thankyou Carl kiss
Yep, things are a touch less complicated round here now so i will be annoying you far more often than i have of late grin wink
Hey Nov, glad you had a great time on your lads weekend smiley Cool destination this year cool
Gooner, hope you had a good time in Turkey smiley You have to get back in the footie thread and help me out ............. i'm last apart from you and that's only because you havn't been here to post any predictions! shocked rolleyes


That's what I like about Her Royal Squonkiness; she breezes in here like a mini hurricane, kicks off her shoes, pours herself a foaming tankard of magners - and proceeds to annoy me to the point of distraction.

You can't keep a good Welsh girl down. (Or a bad one!)
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But tell me, young Nikki, just which Flower Kings albums have you been listening to lately? Hmm? tongue
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« Reply #3396 on: Oct 3rd, 2008, 4:54pm »

Alive On Planet Earth is great cool

What do you say Carl? rolleyes grin
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« Reply #3397 on: Oct 3rd, 2008, 6:00pm »

Guys,

Just signing off for a couple of weeks as I'm off to LA tomorrow (Saturday) for a course.

I'm hoping to meet up with Dave (CoT) next weekend for Calprog (www.calprog.com) which is a pretty decent line-up and fits in very nicely with my visit.

Take care y'all and please look after this thread and keep it ticking over in my absence. If I can get to an internet machine over in LA I'll post from there wink

The Flower Kings forever!!!

Take care

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« Reply #3398 on: Oct 4th, 2008, 11:04am »

on Oct 3rd, 2008, 6:00pm, Nov wrote:
Guys,

Just signing off for a couple of weeks as I'm off to LA tomorrow (Saturday) for a course.

I'm hoping to meet up with Dave (CoT) next weekend for Calprog (www.calprog.com) which is a pretty decent line-up and fits in very nicely with my visit.

Take care y'all and please look after this thread and keep it ticking over in my absence. If I can get to an internet machine over in LA I'll post from there wink

The Flower Kings forever!!!

Take care

Nov



How unfortunate that you have to go abroad, just when the weather is so wonderful here Nov. What a shame. (Lucky b****r!) tongue

Hope your course goes well. See you when you get back mate. (Give Dave a big kiss from me.) grin
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« Reply #3399 on: Oct 4th, 2008, 11:06am »

on Oct 3rd, 2008, 4:54pm, demolition man wrote:
Alive On Planet Earth is great cool

What do you say Carl? rolleyes grin


Nah, it's a load of crap, a total waste of money, wouldn't touch it with a barge pole.....

Well, you will ask daft questions Col!

Stunning album, superb, brilliant...need I go on? wink
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« Reply #3400 on: Oct 6th, 2008, 5:02pm »

on Sep 29th, 2008, 3:27pm, Nov wrote:
Hi gang!!

I'm just back from my annual lads weekend away smiley

This year we went to the Isle of Arran off the west coast of Scotland and it's beautiful!!

Here's the view as you approach the ferry terminal. This is "Goat Fell" and you can just see the castle in the foreground:

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It was the usual lads weekend of late nights, beer, music, walking, beer, canasta, nosh-ups, beer, more music and, did I mention beer?

Great fun!!

Cheers

Nov




Did you get up it? (Goatfell I mean rolleyes)

How was Arran Nov?...wonderful place isn't it...I had a great time there a few years ago on a uni field trip. We were supposed to be there designing buildings for the Bhuddists retreat on Holy Island.
After of a couple of days we got tired of just looking at the thing and a small group of us decided to climb it (you can walk most of the way with just a bit of scrambling higher up)
We made all the usual mistakes: inadequate footwear, basic weatherproof clothing, no emergency gear, didn't allow enough time and didn't tell anyone where we were heading...really dumb!!...no torch, no compass even!
We were lucky, we had a decent map and one or two of us could read it, the weather was good and we were young, fit, healthy and enthusiastic.
It took ages to get up there and the sun was on it's way down by the time we celebrated our triumph with a joint or two at the peak.
To this day I've no idea how we got down as quick as we did!...by the time we were on the lower slopes it was fully dark.
We walked the last few miles into Bro d i c k with just the faintest moonlight to help us. (this was the days before moble phones with lights folks...in fact it was the days before mobile phones!)

I remember being so exhausted, all we did when we got back to the pub was eat and drink until we fell asleep! smiley

Needless to say we got a good bollocking the next day!

I've done a lot of walking since then. I've enjoyed some wild and lonely places and been up a few good hills and monroes, but never made those mistakes again.

...oh happy memories!... grin


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« Reply #3401 on: Oct 7th, 2008, 1:59pm »

on Oct 6th, 2008, 5:02pm, soldoutfad wrote:
Did you get up it? (Goatfell I mean rolleyes)

How was Arran Nov?...wonderful place isn't it...I had a great time there a few years ago on a uni field trip. We were supposed to be there designing buildings for the Bhuddists retreat on Holy Island.
After of a couple of days we got tired of just looking at the thing and a small group of us decided to climb it (you can walk most of the way with just a bit of scrambling higher up)
We made all the usual mistakes: inadequate footwear, basic weatherproof clothing, no emergency gear, didn't allow enough time and didn't tell anyone where we were heading...really dumb!!...no torch, no compass even!
We were lucky, we had a decent map and one or two of us could read it, the weather was good and we were young, fit, healthy and enthusiastic.
It took ages to get up there and the sun was on it's way down by the time we celebrated our triumph with a joint or two at the peak.
To this day I've no idea how we got down as quick as we did!...by the time we were on the lower slopes it was fully dark.
We walked the last few miles into Bro d i c k with just the faintest moonlight to help us. (this was the days before moble phones with lights folks...in fact it was the days before mobile phones!)

I remember being so exhausted, all we did when we got back to the pub was eat and drink until we fell asleep! smiley

Needless to say we got a good bollocking the next day!

I've done a lot of walking since then. I've enjoyed some wild and lonely places and been up a few good hills and monroes, but never made those mistakes again.

...oh happy memories!... grin



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Great story Fraser wink

I had a similar experience going up (and down) Tryfan in North Wales wink

Greetings from LA by the way wink

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on Oct 4th, 2008, 11:04am, Chessman wrote:
How unfortunate that you have to go abroad, just when the weather is so wonderful here Nov. What a shame. (Lucky b****r!) tongue

Hope your course goes well. See you when you get back mate. (Give Dave a big kiss from me.) grin

Well, you can't get rid of me that easily - they've got computers in America as well grin

Midday here in LA and there's not a cloud in the sky. It's tough, but someone had to do this damn course grin

There was a listening post at a local CD shop and they had all the Flower Kings albums available!! smiley

Cheers

Nov

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on Oct 7th, 2008, 2:03pm, Nov wrote:
Well, you can't get rid of me that easily - they've got computers in America as well grin

Midday here in LA and there's not a cloud in the sky. It's tough, but someone had to do this damn course grin

There was a listening post at a local CD shop and they had all the Flower Kings albums available!! smiley

Cheers

Nov



Could this be the modern version of Alistair Cooke's Letters From America?
Don't forget to report back soon, young Nov. wink
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« Reply #3404 on: Oct 7th, 2008, 6:07pm »

on Oct 3rd, 2008, 4:45pm, Chessman wrote:
That's what I like about Her Royal Squonkiness; she breezes in here like a mini hurricane, kicks off her shoes, pours herself a foaming tankard of magners - and proceeds to annoy me to the point of distraction.

You can't keep a good Welsh girl down. (Or a bad one!)
grin

But tell me, young Nikki, just which Flower Kings albums have you been listening to lately? Hmm? tongue


Ha! What a great description! I like that grin
Mini hurricane! Very good! cool

Point of distraction annoyance is my speciality in fact tongue

Lately ........ oh he of the great poetry and really strange analogies wink i have been mostly listening to one of Novs compilation TFK cds actually grin
Been listening to a lot of Rush though as it was a year ago last week and this week that i was doing my Rush tour gig greed extravaganza grin
Had to mark the occasion somehow cool
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