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DublinJordan - October 24, 2006 08:57 AM (GMT)
Well given we have been brought together by the love of music why not let people know what you have been listening to??? It can be just one song or more than one.

At the moment I am listening to:

KC and the Sunshine Band - Boogie Shoes

Joe Bataan - The Bottle ( A disco version of the Gil-Scott Heron track)

Roy ayers - Running Away


So what are you guys/gals listening to?


Jamie - October 24, 2006 10:09 AM (GMT)
Right now? Well I just got back to my room and had a sudden urge to listen to 'The Boys Are Back In Town.'

Rollmo - November 2, 2006 05:34 PM (GMT)
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Jamie...had a sudden urge to listen to 'The Boys Are Back In Town.'


May I remind all, just an FYI: the urge mentioned above should always be heeded.

Also, the short list one should never resist, as well:

'The Sultans Of Swing' -Dire Straits
'Under Pressure' - Bowie/Queen
'Stone In Love' - Journey
'Dirty Deeds' - AC/DC
and
'Electric Guitars'



Jim_Williams - November 2, 2006 06:13 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Jamie @ Oct 24 2006, 10:09 AM)
Right now?  Well I just got back to my room and had a sudden urge to listen to 'The Boys Are Back In Town.'

Phil Lynott R.I.P. My first hero - and still one. With that in mind, it's time to stick Lizzy's Live and Dangerous on.

DublinJordan - November 3, 2006 11:51 AM (GMT)
I went to the Same School as Mr Lynott in Crumlin Dublin. He is an idol over here and no mistake, mind you always preferred his solo material to anything recorded by Lizzy.

Now that I've opened up a Can of worms its time to listen to "Left to My Own Devices" by the Pet Shop Boys :P

Jim_Williams - November 3, 2006 11:29 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (DublinJordan @ Nov 3 2006, 11:51 AM)
Its time to listen to "Left to My Own Devices" by the Pet Shop Boys :P

I had the pleasure of meeting Mr Tennant at an Angelo Badalamenti concert about 15 years ago. Then, as now, was as good a time as any to listen to Left To My Own Devices.

Jim_Williams - November 3, 2006 11:33 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (DublinJordan @ Nov 3 2006, 11:51 AM)
I always preferred [Lynott's] solo material to anything recorded by Lizzy.

Gotta say, I find that a fairly extraordinary claim, but hey, whaddyagonnado?

DublinJordan - November 4, 2006 07:36 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Jim_Williams @ Nov 3 2006, 11:33 PM)
QUOTE (DublinJordan @ Nov 3 2006, 11:51 AM)
I always preferred [Lynott's] solo material to anything recorded by Lizzy.

Gotta say, I find that a fairly extraordinary claim, but hey, whaddyagonnado?

You see my two favourite Songs by Lynott are Sarah and Old Town both of which were recorded by himself. :lol:

Still like the Lizzy stuff but I hate anything by Gary Moore :angry:

Jim_Williams - November 5, 2006 12:06 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (DublinJordan @ Nov 4 2006, 07:36 PM)
You see my two favourite Songs by Lynott are Sarah and Old Town both of which were recorded by himself.  :lol:

Still like the Lizzy stuff but I hate anything by Gary Moore  :angry:

Ah, but Sarah is on Lizzy's Black Rose album, and features you know who on guitar. But yeh, Moore's work descended into the worst kind of cod-heavy metal posturing (the kind of thing that also tainted Lizzy's later work) and spiritless takes on the blooooz. But before his delusions of rock god status took hold his playing - not least on the aformentioned Sarah - could be sublime. As for Lizzy, I reckon albums like Nightlife and Johnny The Fox have never received the respect due to them, standing up well as they do against other 'thinking person's rock music' like Free, Zeppelin, The Allman Brothers and Little Feat.

Dan - November 6, 2006 03:43 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (DublinJordan @ Nov 4 2006, 07:36 PM)
QUOTE (Jim_Williams @ Nov 3 2006, 11:33 PM)
QUOTE (DublinJordan @ Nov 3 2006, 11:51 AM)
I always preferred [Lynott's] solo material to anything recorded by Lizzy.

Gotta say, I find that a fairly extraordinary claim, but hey, whaddyagonnado?

You see my two favourite Songs by Lynott are Sarah and Old Town both of which were recorded by himself. :lol:

Still like the Lizzy stuff but I hate anything by Gary Moore :angry:

But surely The Corrs produced the definitive version of 'Old Town'....

Jim_Williams - November 6, 2006 06:43 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Dan @ Nov 6 2006, 03:43 PM)
But surely The Corrs produced the definitive version of 'Old Town'....

Ouch!

DublinJordan - November 6, 2006 07:52 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Dan @ Nov 6 2006, 03:43 PM)
QUOTE (DublinJordan @ Nov 4 2006, 07:36 PM)
QUOTE (Jim_Williams @ Nov 3 2006, 11:33 PM)
QUOTE (DublinJordan @ Nov 3 2006, 11:51 AM)
I always preferred [Lynott's] solo material to anything recorded by Lizzy.

Gotta say, I find that a fairly extraordinary claim, but hey, whaddyagonnado?

You see my two favourite Songs by Lynott are Sarah and Old Town both of which were recorded by himself. :lol:

Still like the Lizzy stuff but I hate anything by Gary Moore :angry:

But surely The Corrs produced the definitive version of 'Old Town'....

You sir have gone too far!!!! :lol:

Dan - November 6, 2006 08:55 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (DublinJordan @ Nov 6 2006, 07:52 PM)
QUOTE (Dan @ Nov 6 2006, 03:43 PM)
QUOTE (DublinJordan @ Nov 4 2006, 07:36 PM)
QUOTE (Jim_Williams @ Nov 3 2006, 11:33 PM)
QUOTE (DublinJordan @ Nov 3 2006, 11:51 AM)
I always preferred [Lynott's] solo material to anything recorded by Lizzy.

Gotta say, I find that a fairly extraordinary claim, but hey, whaddyagonnado?

You see my two favourite Songs by Lynott are Sarah and Old Town both of which were recorded by himself. :lol:

Still like the Lizzy stuff but I hate anything by Gary Moore :angry:

But surely The Corrs produced the definitive version of 'Old Town'....

You sir have gone too far!!!! :lol:

Yeah but I thouht that this forumn needed a bit of shaking up !
Can anyone think of a worse cover ?

Jim_Williams - November 6, 2006 10:17 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Dan @ Nov 6 2006, 08:55 PM)
Can anyone think of a worse cover ?

Ah, there's so many. How about M People's painful take on Itchycoo Park for starters?

Dan - November 7, 2006 08:57 AM (GMT)
Anything by M People is inherently appalling, however that does represent a new nadir. How about the cover of 'Boys of summer' by DJ Sammy; not just a dreadful travesty of a great song but surely getting an eighteen year old girl to sing a song that is so clearly about a man approaching middle age looking back on his life just underlines the fact that you have no feel or understanding for the material that you are murdering.

DublinJordan - November 7, 2006 10:12 AM (GMT)
Marilyn Manson's murdering of Depeche Mode's Classic "Personal Jesus" is right up there as far as I am concerned.

Other abominations would be the aforementioned M people although some of their stuff is quite good, especially the first single or two. After that it became farcical.

There was an appalling cover of "strawberry Fields Forever" by Candy Flip in 1989/1990 that just beggars belief!

Jim_Williams - November 8, 2006 09:06 AM (GMT)
Who'd've thought Candy Flip would get a second mention? I refer the honourable poster to the remarks I made some months ago: :D

"Is Fairytale Of New York a Ronan Keating song? No. Is Downtown Train a Rod Stewart song? No. Both artists have recorded truly ruinous versions of these great songs, but if either of them were to claim that these songs were 'theirs' then I would personally organise a mob of Pogues and Tom Waits fans to storm their homes. (And imagine the damage Beatles fans could do if they were to be told that Strawberry Fields Forever is in fact a Candy Flip song. Scary.)"

http://z6.invisionfree.com/sproutnet/index...wtopic=11&st=15

Langley Parkas - November 8, 2006 02:56 PM (GMT)
Been away for a while...

Just bought Willy DeVille's acoustic trio - Live in Berlin.

Have only listened to a few of the songs yet, but it sounds promising.

Kev Tinsley - November 10, 2006 03:35 PM (GMT)
recommend:
Terry Callier - What Colour Is Love
Isobel Campbell and the guy out of QOTSA - Ballad of the Broken Seas
Jon Lucien - think it's called Endless is Love
Kanye West Late Registration
kill me now but I really like the Coles Corner title track


gained a palace, lost a pond

Scarlet - November 12, 2006 09:26 PM (GMT)
QUOTE
kill me now but I really like the Coles Corner title track


What's not to like?????

mercyonme - November 21, 2006 11:30 PM (GMT)
The Corrs have also killed a few songs over the years.
listening to PS live in Dublin 2000.
Big thanks for putting it up for downloading!!!!!! :)
Never thought I would get chance to hear them live.

Mike R - January 31, 2007 01:31 PM (GMT)
Back to the original question, I am currently listening to a compilation I made last month. It is an mp3 CD I play in my DVD player of virtually every Sprout song. It's missing a couple dozen rarities that I downloaded here a couple weeks ago, so I'm about to make a new version, which will now have over 100 tracks! I like to put it on when I'm falling asleep at night, as I find most of their music so comforting. It keeps me from having to listen to my CD changer switch CDs every 40 minutes or so, which my CD player does rather loudly and can wake me up. Anyway - the song on now is... "Diana". Not one of my favorites, but Protest Songs is a bit of a hit-and-miss affair by Sprouts standards, no?

Mike R

Kev Tinsley - February 1, 2007 09:56 AM (GMT)
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Protest Songs is a bit of a hit-and-miss affair by Sprouts standards, no?


No, sans question mark, Mike

Thought about this long and hard over the last few months. I always used to think Jordan was my second favourite - given that Steve McQueen/TWG is unsurpassable - and as a musical extravagana I understand why people rate Jordan as their towering masterpiece. But there's something about Protest Songs, as a collection: great quality songs - I reckon only Talking Scarlet is mundane, maybe Horse Chimes (be interested to hear which you don't rate) - and the best production of the non-Dolby albums. It just seems to hang together well to play it through as a suite - whereas Jordan is several suites. I would acknowledge, objectively, Jordan as better than Protest Songs, but I listen to Songs more than Jordan.

Jamie - February 1, 2007 11:18 AM (GMT)
I love Protest Songs as well, I think it's because the ones on there don't get about much...you know, we hear Cars and Girls and Love Breaks Down on every bootleg and compilation, while 'The World Awake' ect. refreshingly less often.

rickleach - February 1, 2007 11:54 PM (GMT)
i feel that protest songs is analogous to dylans john wesley harding ie a simpler quieter more heartfelt album following up critcally acclaimed releases.as for my listening of ps its one album I keep returning to more & more along with ittm.does anyone think that till the cows is one of ps more (only) explicit "protest" songs?

Tommy - February 3, 2007 07:52 PM (GMT)
Neil Sedaka & Tony Christie duet - Amarillo - Albert Hall:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVCLdzBYjEs...&page=1&t=t&f=b

I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide - ZZ Top Live!:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbF6myXqJvI

Oasis - Mike Flowers Pop Orchestra - Wonderwall:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15YA0nHpGfI...&page=1&t=t&f=b


Jesse James - February 4, 2007 10:29 AM (GMT)
I'm currently on a bit of a musical journey thanks to you guys. I'm realy impressed with Jimmy Webb! Amazed in fact. 'The Highwayman' is a beautiful song in any guise (but I loved the sumptuous arrangment on the Paddy duet - thank you Jim Williams!!! :D ). 'Macarthur Park' peformed by Jimmy Webb solo, live in London on YOUTUBE is stunning!!!

And finally bothering to explore Todd Rundgren (blah,blah, innuendo, blah). I love the frantic pop trappings of 'Something to Fall Back On', but he lacks a certain dimension to me. Oh, and I have a strong desire to punch him in the face! Anyone else get that with him?

Baltic - September 2, 2008 06:09 PM (GMT)
Lately the records I've been listening to (which I ordered recently):

Pavement- Brighten The Corners
Dodgy- The Dodgy Album
Guided By Voices- Human Amusements At Hourly Rates
The Auteurs- Luke Haines Is Dead
The Time- What Time Is It? and S/T
Celtic Frost- Into The Pandemonium and Morbid Tales

Baltic - September 2, 2008 06:18 PM (GMT)
Songs on heavy rotation for me now:

Pavement- Major Leagues
Primal Scream- Uptown
Crowded House- Nobody Wants To
Placebo-20 Years
Hall And Oates- She's Gone

timonofathens - September 2, 2008 06:28 PM (GMT)
if i wasn't on a huge Floyd kick right now,
it'd probably be things like....

Generals And Majors-XTC
Amateur Hour-Sparks
The Headmaster Ritual-The Smiths
Diana (fast version)-Prefab Sprout
A New England-Kirsty Maccoll

instead,
i'm hopped up on
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Pt. I-IX)
Echoes
Careful With That Axe, Eugene
Astronomy Domine
Sheep


Kev Tinsley - September 2, 2008 07:19 PM (GMT)
Hall And Oates - She's Gone

A great song, Baltic, but one of the few songs where I think a cover version (Tavares) is better than the original. In that list I would also include Jimi Hendrix, All Along The Watchtower; Summer Breeze, Isley Brothers; and, of course, He'll Have To Go, Prefab Sprout. Top of the list, without question, Robert Wyatt, Shipbuilding.

loaffish - September 2, 2008 07:43 PM (GMT)
Today i am mostly listening to early Todd.

Baltic - September 2, 2008 08:16 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Kev Tinsley @ Sep 2 2008, 10:19 PM)
Hall And Oates - She's Gone

A great song, Baltic, but one of the few songs where I think a cover version (Tavares) is better than the original. In that list I would also include Jimi Hendrix, All Along The Watchtower; Summer Breeze, Isley Brothers; and, of course, He'll Have To Go, Prefab Sprout. Top of the list, without question, Robert Wyatt, Shipbuilding.

I listened to Tavares version, very good but I still prefer the original, it has a pretty funny video too, they both look really stoned. I think Hall hits the pipe on a break. :D I agree about Hendrix.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZZngTkp54I


dplex - September 3, 2008 02:38 AM (GMT)
Jonathan Coulton veers a little too much into geek novelty song territory for my taste. However, his second-round entry in the online Song Fu competition is a lovely, delicate, and somewhat skewed song. I've been replaying the MP3 a lot lately:

http://www.quickstopentertainment.com/song...ys_the_moon.mp3

Baltic - September 3, 2008 07:30 PM (GMT)
Guided By Voices- Everywhere With Helicopter

Tristara - September 4, 2008 11:14 PM (GMT)
Right now I´m listening a great artist from my country , his name is Luis Alberto Spinetta , whose songs have a reminiscent of Paddy´s "Protest Songs" moments. (a lot of chords that sounds great , but so hard to find...)
"and the sea was opened, and its purpose is not dark and I caught..."[I]
Others:
"Summer on the Westhill" (Kings of Convenience)
" Maryan "(Rob Wyatt)
" Trouble Child" (Joni Mitchell from Travelogue)
" All of Steeve Mc Queen acoustic & Rebel Land again and again and againandagainan/

Jaime Arg. - September 5, 2008 01:09 AM (GMT)
Hola Tristara,
So you and I are from this same chaotic country???? (I'm writing to you in English for the other people's sake, right?)

I have never payed much atention to Spinetta's music as to agree with your comparison to Paddy's music, but of course I recognize that "el flaco" is a remarkable musician who deserves all our respect for his work in our country's rock (entre nos, loco, el flaco es uno de nuestros genios- the "flaco" is one of our geniuses).

What I'm listening these days is Viva la Vida -Coldplay, and after a number of days with it I must say that is Ok, good sounds and nice moments but nothing to write home about.
Then The White Album, you know it's its 40th anniversary, just like mine!
Next, something I'm suppossed I should be embarrassed to admit: a greatest hits CD of Camilo Sesto: I like 70's orchestration and, you know, it's true that the older you become, the more cheesy you grow... :P Look at The Gunman and Other Stories...I love that CD, even Farmyard Cat!!!! Of course I should not generalise.
And I do not need to say, Prefab Sprout is my great discovery in these years of my life. I'm especially digging the B sides and rarities (check archive.com) and always listening to their classic songs!

Saludos

Jamie - September 5, 2008 09:08 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Tristara @ Sep 4 2008, 11:14 PM)
"Summer on the Westhill" (Kings of Convenience)
"Trouble Child" (Joni Mitchell from Travelogue)

The KOC one is one of my favourite songs, great taste! And I love Travelogue as well, 'The Sire Of Sorrow' off that is another favourite.

Are they all this cultured in Argentina? :D

timonofathens - September 5, 2008 11:21 PM (GMT)
so,
there's already a KOC?
i wanted to start a group called the Kings Of Cunnilingus.....

Turtle - September 6, 2008 08:33 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (timonofathens @ Sep 5 2008, 11:21 PM)
so,
there's already a KOC?
i wanted to start a group called the Kings Of Cunnilingus.....

That name would go down very well......sorry :(




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