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Allen Toussaint - The Wild Sound of New Orleans

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Daylight again

Bombay Dub Orchestra - Three Cities

Donald Fagen - Sunken Condos

 

And some SoundCloud files of Jay Rayner's jazz quartet. Yes, that Jay Rayner - restaurant critic and son of Clare. He's a pretty good pianist too.

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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White riot 7" on white vinyl

Bannana splits the dickies on yellow vinyl

Devo - are we not men? picture disc

And never mind the sound quality ...sex pistols on picture disk

Steve jones humbuckers still sound amazing

"I love our club, absolutely love it". (Overton, M 2007)

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Tis true. If you look at the time period between the Pistols first starting.. Late 75, and look at NMTB, recorded around 18 months later (ish) the creativity and style of playing is simply incredible.

But of course they couldn't play and weren't a real band.

Just to expand on this. Listening to Anarchy in the UK which was recorded less than a year after their first gig..... Like a few others, i was told that it wasn't them playing on it and the guitar was done by Chris 'motorbikin' Spedding. (I actually believed this for some years)- but not so. The rhythm section is incredible, Paul Cook playing like a veteran, despite being a mere yoof. Glen Matlock was no clown, a canny songwriter.

Rambling a bit but can't be doing with uninformed jokers dismissing the Pistols and punk in general. Carry on.

They played on an anti-establishment platform with a raw energy that frightened the living sh it out of the established music industry.

Dum dika dum dum dum drums on the intro of pretty vacant was/is awesome.... and jonesy very powful...

Sadly... a band i never got to see live....they played at goldthorpe club. Mate asked me if i wanted to go and i declined.... idiot!

"I love our club, absolutely love it". (Overton, M 2007)

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The Pogues, Rum Sodomy and The Lash

"Freedom without socialism is privilege and injustice, socialism without freedom is slavery and brutality" - Mikhail Bakunin

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No

Dusty Springfield is

But Dusty was Australian

"Freedom without socialism is privilege and injustice, socialism without freedom is slavery and brutality" - Mikhail Bakunin

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Rambling a bit but can't be doing with uninformed jokers dismissing the Pistols and punk in general. Carry on.

It isn't black and white. Yes, Punk was a big, significant thing, whose influence has passed on into the modern era. But the whole "year zero" thing that you hear from TV talking heads (usually starting with John Robb) is a nonsense. The bands that were big before Punk were big afterwards too. 

 

The first half of the Seventies was packed with so many new musical directions which have endured on their own and also filtered into the mainstream. 

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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It isn't black and white. Yes, Punk was a big, significant thing, whose influence has passed on into the modern era. But the whole "year zero" thing that you hear from TV talking heads (usually starting with John Robb) is a nonsense. The bands that were big before Punk were big afterwards too.

The first half of the Seventies was packed with so many new musical directions which have endured on their own and also filtered into the mainstream.

Aye.... and i have loads if music from that era too.

But other than maybe possibly elvis and the beatles, who were artistes rather than genres, i can't think of a more influencial or choice 'changing' movement that was punk....

I was never a die hard punk.... i like my long haired rock, hippy rock blues etc etc too....but being 16 in 76 i was right in there when the dam burst....

Angelic upstarts at barnsley civic.....

Im an upstart baby....yeah....

"I love our club, absolutely love it". (Overton, M 2007)

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Born in West Hampstead, grew up in High Wycombe, Died in Henley on Thames.

You may be confusing her with Slim Dusty

I bow to you Dusty knowledge

"Freedom without socialism is privilege and injustice, socialism without freedom is slavery and brutality" - Mikhail Bakunin

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Aye.... and i have loads if music from that era too.

But other than maybe possibly elvis and the beatles, who were artistes rather than genres, i can't think of a more influencial or choice 'changing' movement that was punk....

I was never a die hard punk.... i like my long haired rock, hippy rock blues etc etc too....but being 16 in 76 i was right in there when the dam burst....

Angelic upstarts at barnsley civic.....

Im an upstart baby....yeah....

"Freedom without socialism is privilege and injustice, socialism without freedom is slavery and brutality" - Mikhail Bakunin

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The memsahib has annexed my record player... imperialism alive and well at chateau ginge.....

Apparently im listeming to crisis what crisis and breakfast in america.. ...

"I love our club, absolutely love it". (Overton, M 2007)

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What broke into the mainstream market in the Seventies before Punk came along - Singer/Songwriters, Reggae, Disco, Krautrock, Heavy Metal, Prog Rock, Rap, Jazz/Rock Fusion, Funk, the Country/Rock crossover, Pub Rock, Glam Rock, Electronic Music, 'World' Music, Industrial Music, the British Folk revival, AOR and even the 'Boy Band' concept (The Monkees, the Jackson 5). 

 

A very busy half-decade. All of the above, including Punk, can still be heard today, either as its own style or as an element in newer genres of music. 

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"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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I was there and to different levels got some enjoyment out of most of those....

Street legal now.... 6th form.... just met the memsahib....

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"I love our club, absolutely love it". (Overton, M 2007)

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No one with any sense seriously dismisses what came before, I certainly don't, my favourite band is and always will be The Beatles, but there's a hell of a lot of people who don't know jack, who insist the Pistols were a joke band etc etc.

agreed

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Saw them just before Xmas. Apart from a few pounds, Mensi is exactly the same as he ever was. He's one angry chap.

He's also one of the funniest blokes I've ever met, we pretty much laughed at everything

"Freedom without socialism is privilege and injustice, socialism without freedom is slavery and brutality" - Mikhail Bakunin

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Im well taken wi these new fangled vinyl record playing machines they have nowadays

I find them too hard to watch. The music just keeps going round and round. It makes my eyes sore. Video DVDs are so much easier to watch.

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