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9 minutes ago, Mister Ting said:

Those session musicians played a massive part, at least in American music, during the 1960's and much of the 70's.

Yes, I didn't realise until reading now.

I just read that he played on over 140 top ten hits. 

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1 minute ago, Niels said:

Yes, I didn't realise until reading now.

I just read that he played on over 140 top ten hits. 

Yes, he was prolific, six thousand recordings. Carole Kaye who is also a former member of the Wrecking Crew played on an estimated 10,000 recordings.

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5 minutes ago, Mister Ting said:

Yes, he was prolific, six thousand recordings. Carole Kaye who is also a former member of the Wrecking Crew played on an estimated 10,000 recordings.

It must all become a blur, and I've just been re-reading Mark Kermode's latest book that includes a bit where he had to remind Rick Wakeman how to play the piano part to 'Life on Mars'. After Mark clumsily played the initial chord sequence for him, Rick said "Oh yeah, I remember it - it's a bit like 'My Way', isn't it?".

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8 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

It must all become a blur, and I've just been re-reading Mark Kermode's latest book that includes a bit where he had to remind Rick Wakeman how to play the piano part to 'Life on Mars'. After Mark clumsily played the initial chord sequence for him, Rick said "Oh yeah, I remember it - it's a bit like 'My Way', isn't it?".

You would think so. Perhaps someone in the studios kept tabs on who'd done what on what.

BTW, I bet Wakeman loved Kermode's  instruction.

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32 minutes ago, Mister Ting said:

BTW, I bet Wakeman loved Kermode's  instruction.

Especially as Kermode freely admits he has a very vague grasp of guitar, double bass and harmonica, and virtually nothing of any keyboard instrument. And they are not the simplest of chords, either.

Rick remembered playing on the album, but virtually nothing about what he'd played, so he needed his memory jogged. He's stopped drinking since that incident, though.

It was for an episode of 'Danny Baker after all', where Rick also ordered a takeaway curry during the show. Apparently, he used to do that during some of the longer guitar, bass and drum solo sections of Yes gigs, and get it delivered on stage. 


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2 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

Especially as Kermode freely admits he has a very vague grasp of guitar, double bass and harmonica, and virtually nothing of any keyboard instrument. And they are not the simplest of chords, either.

Rick remembered playing on the album, but virtually nothing about what he'd played, so he needed his memory jogged. He's stopped drinking since that incident, though.

It was for an episode of 'Danny Baker after all', where Rick also ordered a takeaway curry during the show. Apparently, he used to do that during some of the longer guitar, bass and drum solo sections of Yes gigs, and get it delivered on stage. 

I wish I could play on an album and hardly remember it.

Was he the first person to have a just eat app?


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Veronica Bennet did a one hour stint as a warm up for someone I can't remember, at Willows Variety Centre, Salford, in about 1982/3ish. My Cousin, who used to wait on tables there, got me in for free. Super night.


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Pat Laffan, best known as Pat Mustard, the randy milkman from 'Father Ted'. 


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2 hours ago, The Future is League said:

Great bit of guitar playing.

Yes, just played this on my stereo, as I have the PF soundtrack, my 10 year old daughter, who is off school with the flu, heard this and got up and started dancing, she said it was great, no matter how poorly she felt, then collapsed back under the duvet.

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On 3/14/2019 at 10:30 PM, Futtocks said:

Pat Laffan, best known as Pat Mustard, the randy milkman from 'Father Ted'. 

They'll never get his massive tool in the box.


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6 hours ago, Wiltshire Rhino said:

Dick Dale, Godfather of Surf Guitar 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/mar/17/dick-dale-dies-aged-81-misirlou-pulp-fiction

I'll be honest, if it wasn't for Pulp Fiction I'd probably never have heard of him. 

 

Reminds me of Lemmy, going full out right to the end, great respect for that. RIP.

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Scott Walker ...


Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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1 hour ago, gingerjon said:

Scott Walker ...

One of the great voices.

Great with the Walker Brothers and produced some great solo albums, even though he later rejected them before moving into much more experimental music.

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2 minutes ago, Martyn Sadler said:

One of the great voices.

Great with the Walker Brothers and produced some great solo albums, even though he later rejected them before moving into much more experimental music.

Yes. I made the very basic mistake of making Tilt the first time I'd heard anything by Scott Walker solo. I'm still not really sure what I was listening to.

Listening to Scott 1-4 this morning though, obvs.


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1 hour ago, gingerjon said:

Yes. I made the very basic mistake of making Tilt the first time I'd heard anything by Scott Walker solo. I'm still not really sure what I was listening to.

Listening to Scott 1-4 this morning though, obvs.

I recently bought a joint album of two of his LPs - Stretch/We Had It All - which is these days difficult to get hold of, as I believe he refused to authorise any re-issues of his work from that period.

One of the tracks is 'Someone Who Cared', which is a lament for someone who committed suicide.

A beautiful and moving song, in my view.

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Rankin’ Roger of The Beat

 

Gutted

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Phil said:

Rankin’ Roger of The Beat

 

Gutted

 

 

Feck.  RIP.

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1 hour ago, Phil said:

Rankin’ Roger of The Beat

 

Gutted

 

 

You ain't the only one. Of all the ska revival bands of the era The Beat were by far my favourite. Gutted. :sad:

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RIP Roger - younger than me.


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1 hour ago, tim2 said:

RIP Roger - younger than me.

And me (by a couple of months). :sad:


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