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    Sticky: “Never were the poorer classes of a people so...

    “Never were the poorer classes of a people so basely duped, so adroitly swindled." - H.R. Helper, 1857

    T'was ever thus....
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    Sticky: ^^^^ Well, that's one "take," given by a charter...

    ^^^^ Well, that's one "take," given by a charter member of the "Billionaire's Boys Club, fwiw." Here's a slightly different outlook, fwiw:
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  3. It also keeps shoppers in the store longer;...

    It also keeps shoppers in the store longer; evidently, silence is stressful.
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    https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/07/10/morricone-...

    https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/07/10/morricone-maestro-of-music-and-image/
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    https://www.salon.com/2020/07/07/ringo-starr-birth...

    https://www.salon.com/2020/07/07/ringo-starr-birthday-underappreciated/
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    Mostly serviceable, with occasional flashes of...

    Mostly serviceable, with occasional flashes of ideas



    Yup, and his singing--limited though its always been--still sounds like the Ringo of old (unlike McCartney).



    One of those flashes....
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    I want to know who came up with the drum part;...

    I want to know who came up with the drum part; early demos have Ringo playing a straight backbeat.
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    There's considerable skepticism as to the...

    There's considerable skepticism as to the authenticity of any of the very few photos that purport to be RJ.
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    ...as is, probably, High Tide. Nevertheless, I...

    ...as is, probably, High Tide. Nevertheless, I often put them together; something about the guitars.
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    Currently reading Phil Freeman's book; some...

    Currently reading Phil Freeman's book; some interesting doings to be sure.
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    A pretty tuff UK R&B group early on, loud, fast,...

    A pretty tuff UK R&B group early on, loud, fast, and bratty. And the hair; even longer than the Hullabaloos!



    ...and Parachute

    RIP
  12. I caught them in '68 on a bill with Steve Miller...

    I caught them in '68 on a bill with Steve Miller and, I think, one or two other times back in the daze.
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    ...as was the case even in the more proximate...

    ...as was the case even in the more proximate 60s. For those of us with limited historical consciousness, LR and his 50s colleagues were paleo-relics with little more credibility than goofball...
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    What I wouldn't have given to have been there to...

    What I wouldn't have given to have been there to see the expression on the collective face of white America when first it laid eyes on this particular specimen of humanity! RIP.....
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    Vittorio De Sica’s Shoeshine

    Vittorio De Sica’s Shoeshine
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    RIP Richie Cole, a fine alto player who remained...

    RIP Richie Cole, a fine alto player who remained a bebop stalwart in a time of fusion and free jazz.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNhyg-2w5NU
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    https://youtu.be/tcXXxR6_kIU

    https://youtu.be/tcXXxR6_kIU
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    A good player, though not a particular favorite...

    A good player, though not a particular favorite of mine, his early death is an unwelcome surprise. RIP
  19. Overall, pretty lethargic and jam band-y to these...

    Overall, pretty lethargic and jam band-y to these ears; these guys simply didn't have the chops or ideas to stretch out. I saw them tour behind this album, and it wasn't much better "live," as I...
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    In the teens and twenties jazz was the musical...

    In the teens and twenties jazz was the musical equivalent of the coronavirus, a contagious pathogen to be eradicated. It pretty damn well has.
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    even Kim Simmonds!?

    even Kim Simmonds!?
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    An outlier in the Hammill oeuvre but not without...

    An outlier in the Hammill oeuvre but not without charm.
  23. Pleasantly inoffensive but not enough heft. Just...

    Pleasantly inoffensive but not enough heft. Just OK.



    I caught Genesis in their first US performance; SDT opened.
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    Marcus Keef ...

    Marcus Keef

    https://rateyourmusic.com/list/alabaster/cover_art_artist_gallery__1__marcus_keef__photographer_/
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    Moi aussi, though I don't recall the exact day....

    Moi aussi, though I don't recall the exact day. RIP Brian Jones.

    Fifty years since I last saw them, Thanksgiving, a couple of weeks before Altamont; Terry Reid & BB King opened.
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    Iirc, Downwind preceded Time...

    Iirc, Downwind preceded Time...
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    Hendrix - RUX; Axis; EL Cream - Fresh Cream;...

    Hendrix - RUX; Axis; EL
    Cream - Fresh Cream; Disreali Gears; WoF
    Traffic - Mr. Fantasy; s/t; John Barleycorn
    The Move - Shazam; Looking On; Message From the Country
    Joe Cocker - With A Little...
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    Yes, and Larry Young's Lawrence of Newark

    Yes, and Larry Young's Lawrence of Newark
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    Egg - s/t; TPF; TCS Hammill - Chameleon; Silent...

    Egg - s/t; TPF; TCS
    Hammill - Chameleon; Silent Corner; In Camera
    VdGG - The Least We Can Do; H to He; Pawn Hearts
    Jack Bruce - Songs For A Tailor; Things We Like; Harmony Row
    Strawbs - GNW;...
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    This is the one that proggaz would probably...

    This is the one that proggaz would probably relate to...
  31. +1. These poseurs are to the Stones what Oasis...

    +1. These poseurs are to the Stones what Oasis is to the Beatles. Vegas seems about right...for both.
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    ...and in every other Zappa thread. Accordingly,...

    ...and in every other Zappa thread. Accordingly, I wonder how many Zappaphiles here are guitarists?
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    @ 6:25 ...

    @ 6:25


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ACtACBX0gM&NR=1&t=7m15s
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    Yes. Unfortunately, noodling was a chronic...

    Yes. Unfortunately, noodling was a chronic condition of FZ's.



    Agreed, though I'd omit Just Another Band....
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    +1. Even closer, for me. Yup...

    +1. Even closer, for me.



    Yup...
  36. A terrific "live" LP considering how many of our...

    A terrific "live" LP considering how many of our fave groups back then were often less-than-stellar "live" compared to their studio efforts.

    "The White Ship" is textbook proto-Prog, one foot...
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    Yeah, a BFD when first released. The longer...

    Yeah, a BFD when first released. The longer "blooz" things don't hold up, but the remainder is pretty tuff. I caught them a few months after, opening for The Who touring Tommy. A charmed time....
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    Absolutely Free We're Only In It For the Money...

    Absolutely Free
    We're Only In It For the Money
    Uncle Meat
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    Get Smart, Catch-22, and......Uncle Roy. Well...

    Get Smart, Catch-22, and......Uncle Roy. Well done.
    RIP
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    Absolutely Free We're Only In It For the Money...

    Absolutely Free
    We're Only In It For the Money
    Uncle Meat
    Hot Rats
    Grand Wazoo
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    A Canadian favorite, along with Spirit of...

    A Canadian favorite, along with Spirit of Christmas and Mashmakhan.

    Nice choice!
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    National Health - "Elephants" Vashti Bunyon -...

    National Health - "Elephants"
    Vashti Bunyon - "17 Pink Sugar Elephants"
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    I used to play with a hard bop quintet there. Eat...

    I used to play with a hard bop quintet there. Eat Bertha's mussels!



    :up
  44. I prefer the first LP, but I dug this one well...

    I prefer the first LP, but I dug this one well enough back in the daze.....
  45. Rock Division: 2012 - VdGG, NYC with acoustic...

    Rock Division:

    2012 - VdGG, NYC with acoustic Strawbs
    2014 - KC, seven-piece, NYC
    2014 - Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams, & Bill Payne, Marlboro, NY
    2016 - Steely Dan (with Becker) & Steve...
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    He was a member of director Robert Altman's...

    He was a member of director Robert Altman's troupe in the 70s.
  47. Nice to see "Steppin' Out" included. I caught...

    Nice to see "Steppin' Out" included. I caught them on this tour (with the Moody Blues & Terry Reid), and even though I have all the old vinyl, this box appears to be required.
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    'bout time. +1

    'bout time.



    +1
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    They were supposed to appear at the Randall's...

    They were supposed to appear at the Randall's Island Pop Festival in NYC in the summer of '70, for which we drove up from Virginia. Miles was a no-show as well, but Jimi made it.



    I caught...
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    Check out Love Cry Want (w/Young), and Young's...

    Check out Love Cry Want (w/Young), and Young's Lawrence of Newark.
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    http://nycjazzrecord.com/issues/tnycjr201910.pdf...

    http://nycjazzrecord.com/issues/tnycjr201910.pdf

    p.6
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    Art Ensemble of Chicago - People In Sorrow Jack...

    Art Ensemble of Chicago - People In Sorrow
    Jack Bruce - Songs For A Tailor
    High Tide - Sea Shanties
    Dusty Springfield - Dusty In Memphis
    Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul
    Laura Nyro - New York...
  53. The weekend they recorded, Johnny Winter And was...

    The weekend they recorded, Johnny Winter And was the headliner; not too shabby!
  54. Not only in the audience but of the audience... ...

    Not only in the audience but of the audience...



    I was also there a couple of months later when the Bros closed the Fillmore. ;)
  55. I bought it upon its release on the strength of a...

    I bought it upon its release on the strength of a small item in the "Random Notes" section of Rolling Stone magazine some time before, something to the effect of "a great band out of Macon." I...
  56. Well, I'm not referring to matters of timbre and...

    Well, I'm not referring to matters of timbre and intensity particularly.



    Yes.
  57. I looked up my initial post and pretty much agree...

    I looked up my initial post and pretty much agree with it:





    To my ears, Hammill's singing began to change with Godbluff. He'll never be called "laconic," which is fine with me, but his...
  58. In my top three. Acid. His toms...

    In my top three.



    Acid.



    His toms sound like the heads are rubber. Great sound.
  59. This is Stuart Nicholson's view as well, one with...

    This is Stuart Nicholson's view as well, one with which I'm in agreement. Jazz rock in the 60s/early 70s was the effervescent flash of creativity and innovation, while 70s fusion was the commercial...
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    If you dig this side of Cream, check out Bruce's...

    If you dig this side of Cream, check out Bruce's Songs For A Tailor and Harmony Row, both exquisitely wayward and criminally neglected; absolutely required on whatever desert island I end up on.

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