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Blast from the past

Discussion in 'Personal' started by giraffe, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. giraffe

    giraffe New commenter

    I bought a copy of TRB Power in the Darkness on CD this week.
    It's one of those albums I have on vinyl, but since I have no 'record player', haven't heard for years.
    Have just played it in the car..... instant 1977!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPouip93yBE

    Which one to resurrect next?
    Hunky Dory? Handsworth Revolution? No More Heroes?
     
  2. '77 ..got to beThe Stranglers..."walkin' on the beaches lookin' at the peaches"...
     
  3. giraffe

    giraffe New commenter

    Ah, that bass...
     
  4. I loved the Stranglers- Something better change and Five Minutes were their best
     
  5. PlymouthMaid

    PlymouthMaid Occasional commenter

    Wow great stuff - used to listen to TRB a lot back then.
     
  6. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    I love Tom Robinson. I've got most of his stuff. Saw him twice in Aberdeen in the 90's in very small venues. He was great.
     
  7. ian60

    ian60 New commenter

    I went to the same primary school as TRB's drummer.
    He once gave us all a demonstration on drumming, not bad for a 10 y/o
    I think his name was Brian
     
  8. 2 4 6 8 was a bit of an anthem....in certain clubs.
     
  9. ian60

    ian60 New commenter

    Would that have been some primary maths clubs?
     
  10. Stranglers - Golden Brown. Never takeen heroin but the song makes me kinda get a hint...
    Blondie- just about anything. Coolest woman on earth at the time.
    The Jam - On the Underground, A Town Like Malice
    Abba - (yes, I know) - Dancing Queen. Still gets me going. But even more - Lay All Your Love On Me.
    James Brown - Sex Machine
    Joni Mitchell - Both Sides Now
    Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear the Reaper (was that the 70s?)
    Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
    ?? - If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body...
    The Eagles - Desperado (think that must have been the 70s)
    Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing
    Joy Division - Love Will Tear us Apart
    The Police - Roxanne

     
  11. Oh yes, much of your list CQ, plus:
    James Taylor - 'You Got a Friend'
    Fleetwood Mac - any
    Nick Drake - is it called 'In the Morning'? Must check
    Temptations - 'Papa was a Rolling Stone'

     
  12. kittylion

    kittylion Established commenter

    Was that Doctor Hook?
     
  13. ian60

    ian60 New commenter

    Was that about heroin? I've always loved the song, but then I've never been much cop at metaphors, and anyway that was 80's.
    I found the Velvet Underground's approach much more straight forward: Title: Heroin, Lyrics: "When I put a spike into my vein, I tell you things aren't quite the same"
    You know where you are with that.
     
  14. Mose Allison - 'Parchman Farm'
    John & Beverly Martyn - 'Primrose Hill'
     
  15. Well, we had a lesson back then telling us it was about heroin. You may be right, it could have been early 80s as I think I was in my mid-teens.

     
  16. ah, yes!
     
  17. giraffe

    giraffe New commenter

    I used to have a blue vinyl single of Roxanne...wonder if it's massively valuable...and if I still have it somewhere....?
     
  18. giraffe

    giraffe New commenter

    Have just seen some on Ebay
    49p + £1.30 p&p
    Not a fortune, then [​IMG]
     
  19. If I remember right the original LP include a template of a fist which you could use to make really attractive graffiti on your local raliway viaduct. I wonder if anyone used it?
    I don't rate the album and remember "Real Life" by Magazine occupying my turnatable at the time.
    The strangest vinyl I have is a single by the Psychedelic Furs. The single was blank and you play the sleeve.
     
  20. Great stuff. I want Over the Hill by John Martyn played at my funeral. I'm sure you know that his LP Solid Air is a reference to Nick Drake.
     

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