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Reminded of this by a piece in today's Guardian. I've not heard it since 1974 or so, when I was a confused and pretentious 12 year old. It's rubbish, really, but rubbish of its time and it stimulates intense nostalgia.
 

Reminded of this by a piece in today's Guardian. I've not heard it since 1974 or so, when I was a confused and pretentious 12 year old. It's rubbish, really, but rubbish of its time and it stimulates intense nostalgia.
One of the first albums I bought from the Virgin Records store when it opened in Bristol. 49p was the price, the same as a single, released as a special due to the group signing to Virgin and the interest in their first two albums. It is a collection of live and unofficial recordings, hence some of the “rubbish”. Lovely back cover (if you like modern art) by Bridget Riley. Still have my copy.
 
Possibly my favourite musician from Yorkshire, showing how to strap on a double-necked axe and dedicating this piece to "all the people who've put this...'concert' together". Moog abuse by Jan Hammer.

 

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Possibly my favourite musician from Yorkshire, showing how to strap on a double-necked axe and dedicating this piece to "all the people who've put this...'concert' together". Moog abuse by Jan Hammer.


Actually watched this the other day and forwarded to my older brother who was a *huge* fan and who influenced me musically no end at age 14 or so - Inner Mounting Flame was never off my turntable, to the extent that I am sure my brother demanded his album back :)
 
OK folks, listen up: two magical performances repeated on Jools Holland earlier this week, the choices of his guest Elton John. Saw both first time round and both are mind-blowingly good in their own ways:


Playing this Glen Campbell performance reminded me just how brilliant his final album was under the circumstances.
The album was released just a couple of months before his passing, but had been recorded whilst he was ill but still able to deliver a recording.
I particularly like that Adiós was a Jimmy Webb song that he had previously not recorded.
 
Bought the Joy Crookes debut, "Skin" last week. Her voice has been compared to Amy Winehouse, which is partly true, though the music isn't. But she's a new talent, for sure. Worth a listen.

Little Simz's second outing, "Sometimes I might be Introvert" is pretty excellent if you like the genre too. Touted as a potential album of the year by those much younger and hipper than I am.

Must try to pick up that Jools show!

Keep buying music and forgetting about it...a worrying development. But I did score a major bargain at an Oxfam store, a vinyl copt of Be-Bop Deluxe "Live in the Air Age" in decent nick, sadly missing the EP which came with the original, but at £1.49 still a bargain!
 
Playing this Glen Campbell performance reminded me just how brilliant his final album was under the circumstances.
The album was released just a couple of months before his passing, but had been recorded whilst he was ill but still able to deliver a recording.
I particularly like that Adiós was a Jimmy Webb song that he had previously not recorded.
Ray, you might enjoy this, stories from Jimmy Webb,.some re Glen Campbell. [Conversations] Behind the cake and the rain: the life of Jimmy Webb #conversations http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/radio/local_brisbane/audio/202109/aaj-2021-09-23.mp3 via @PodcastAddict
 
SHAMELESS SHAMELESS PLUG -

Today, my wife (Jess Chalker) releases her debut album, 'Hemispheres' so have been giving this a few spins. It's been a tough and incredible journey including stints in LA, Australia, UK; a Grammy win for songwriting; a half in/half out career in corporate comms. Lockdown was the catalyst to get this body of work finished and out in to the world. Today is a big day for celebrations.

Check it out @ www.jesschalker.com

Think Kate Bush, Feist, Haim. Get it in your ears :)

 
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