Crank up the Victrola again

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Crank up the Victrola again

BaseballGamesBKW
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16 Aug 2017, 06:53 #1

Good grief, has it been slow and quiet in every room of the Forum lately...  is it the unpleasantly revamped 
look of the Forum?  (Not our fault!  Curse you, Tapatalk!)  Is it just the annoying verbosity, once again, of your 
Forum moderators?  Without any feedback from you Forum members, how can we know!  

 

Well, we'll entertain ourselves here in the front office, then, and see if anyone reacts.  We'll revive a past thread 
[ the-turntable-in-your-head-t259.html ] with some more 
musical selections we favour.  At least the always reliable Mike and Dave chimed in there -- Mike, we had 
no idea you were a rock-n-roll madman! -- and Dave (where is Dave?  We're getting worried now...), nice 
selection over there -- always been fans of Argent ("Hold Your Head Up" was used in a long-running 
TV commercial for a Canadian beer).  

Here we go then with three more numbers that get your Forum knuckleheads waving their cigarette lighters 
in the air...  and the rest of you guys, again, feel free to post a link to one of your own favourite tunes or 
performances, the only stipulation being that it's more than about twenty years old and not still in daily 
rotation on every Classic Rock station in North America.  Doesn't even have to be rock or pop -- blues, 
classical, zydeco, country, jazz, Tibetan throat-singing, just something you like and you think some of  
the other members would like as well...  
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16 Aug 2017, 06:56 #2

Enjoyed an astonishingly good performance by a local country-western band at the the county fair on Monday, 
so somehow I'm in the mood for more (I'm actually not a big fan of the genre, but the best of it is unequivocally 
great, great stuff).  Here's a marvellous story-song by the late, tragic genius Townes Van Zandt, sung by -- 
owned by, fair  to say -- the lovely, angel-voiced Emmylou Harris.  

Haunting.  If the lyrics aren't clear from this vid, they're here in this other vid of a Willie Nelson - Merle Haggard 
cover version:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCq3j88Fo60  
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16 Aug 2017, 06:58 #3

I'll follow up with a cheerier tune, from another angelic female vocalist, Delores O'Riordan, seen here 
dragging the world's longest microphone cord while Victorian Celtic witch-women bring her a guy to 
clean up.  Evidently he was packing a lot of wood.  A horse watches the whole thing.  You should too.  
 
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16 Aug 2017, 07:01 #4

Fine, I'll make it Ladies' Day at the ballpark.  Allow me to opine that Bacharach & David, despite 
the popularity of their material forty and fifty years ago, have become criminally underappreciated.  
This is one of their best, which you may know from the great US hit version by Dionne Warwick.  
But before that, late, legendary UK chanteuse Cilla Black had a hit with it in England -- but I think 
the version here by another British singer, Sheridan Smith (from a made-for-TV bio-pic about Black) 
actually tops both those excellent 1960s versions.  
Pardon the drama surrounding the actual performance.  It's just a great song.  
 
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26 Jan 2018, 21:06 #5



One of my favorites.

One of the first songs I learned the intro riff playing in a band.
Mike
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BaseballGamesBKW
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30 Jan 2018, 00:02 #6

Excellent selection on the jukebox there, Mike!  In regular rotation on our 
"classic rock" radio station of choice, but you really can't hear that one 
often enough.  We wonder if -- if music videos of this sort were still being 
made today in the first place -- if the "stalker" trope would've made it past 
the drawing board in today's more "woke" climate.  To us, from here now, 
it still seems like just innocent doofus fun.  Not stalking per se, y'know, 
just the video "story."  

Peculiar timing, and sad, this thread getting a fresh post just now, so soon 
after the tragic passing of the lovely and hugely talented Ms O'Riordan.  
As a rule, we find cover versions of great songs annoyingly inferior to the 
originals (the Emmylou Harris and Sheridan Smith selections above both 
rare exceptions), and covers of our very favourites are almost uniformly 
just teeth-gratingly horrible.  But Fleetwood Mac's "Go Your Own Way" is 
a monumental favourite here in the front office, and it's enormous kudos 
to Delores that she was able to pull off this wonderful acoustic version 
of the tune:  
 

We'll bid adieu to her, or let her bid adieu to us, with this:  
  
...once in a lifetime, the young ones fly away...  
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31 Jan 2018, 07:13 #7

Thanx for the post on "you can go your..." guys.

Why I like the internet?
This song took me the better part of a day to learn by just playing the song over and over...
With the net?  I can learn a song in 10 to 20 minutes!

Here it is - yes - I was a big "southern rocker" in my day.

Mike
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08 Feb 2018, 22:21 #8

Fine selection, Mike -- the front office crew have all long been big fans of 
"southern fried rock," and the sublime guitar work from .38 Special has made them 
particular favourites here.  We're glad you could pick up how to play that tune, but 
we've gotta say, much as that is a terrific song, that is one miserable video -- 
seems like what one might expect from KC & the Sunshine Band if they hailed from 
Cowpatch Alabama instead of Miami Beach.  

We'll also mention that we can hear "So Caught Up in You," as well as "Hold On 
Loosely" and "Rockin' Into the Night," almost daily on our classic rock station of 
second choice, but by far, far and away our favourite .38 Special number just about 
never gets played, so here it is -- also not a great video, but ow, those lyrics hit home 
hard (the second link goes to a (mostly) accurate "lyrics" video, in case Don Barnes 
didn't enunciate clearly enough in the "official" vid)...  

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V7ggi1T1Tw  
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08 Feb 2018, 23:31 #9

Thanx guys - nice addition.

Now - tho I'm going a bit artsy here - if ya any "Rush" in your veins?

This intro will drive you insane!

Mike
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