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I was really into the alt-country scene that blew up in the late 90's. I still have a lot of those records and pop them on from time to time. Have to say there's not many of them get me too excited today. Still love the first two Son Volt albums, "Strangers Almanac" by Whiskeytown, a bit of Lambchop. Calexico were a band I was really into. The low-fi debut "Spoke" was a big favourite, but the one I have been listening to is "Hot Rail" from 2000. It's been a while. Still sounds good.

 

 

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"Pygmalion" by Slowdive is a fantastic listen. Easily their best album. Released by Creation in 1995 when Mcgee was on his cocaine fuelled Oasis train. This was never going to get a look in. Has more in common with the likes of Seefeel and Flying Saucer Attack. It reached the lofty heights of number 108 in the UK album charts. This record still gets a regular airing in the Shandrix household.

 

 

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On 13/03/2021 at 20:42, Jimi Shandrix said:

a bit of Lambchop. 

Too right.  Find myself listening more and more.  Did you see them at Celtic Connections thon time?

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3 minutes ago, L. Brilliant said:

Too right.  Find myself listening more and more.  Did you see them at Celtic Connections thon time?

No.  I'm racking my brains to try and remember if I saw them anywhere. I'm thinking yes but might be imagining it. Anyway "What Another Man Spills" and "Nixon" are seriously good albums. It's been a while. I'll need to dig them out for a listen.

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On 13/03/2021 at 10:08, Oscar Wilder said:

Listened to this for the first time in years! Really good album, think I remember seeing them live supporting Gun?? back in the day! IMG_20210313_100224.jpeg

 

Saw Slide at the Barrowlands supporting Texas twice, have the LP and a couple of CD singles....i'll need to give the CDs a spin this week.

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On 15/03/2021 at 20:18, Jimi Shandrix said:

No.  I'm racking my brains to try and remember if I saw them anywhere. I'm thinking yes but might be imagining it. Anyway "What Another Man Spills" and "Nixon" are seriously good albums. It's been a while. I'll need to dig them out for a listen.

It’s been a while because they’ve turned insufferable.  Vocoder vocals with piano is not a fun listen.  

Is A Woman might be my favourite, but hearing The Man Who Loved Beer for the first time on Mark and Lard is one of my musical rites of passage.

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58 minutes ago, Savage Henry said:

It’s been a while because they’ve turned insufferable.  Vocoder vocals with piano is not a fun listen.  

Is A Woman might be my favourite, but hearing The Man Who Loved Beer for the first time on Mark and Lard is one of my musical rites of passage.

Yup. I was absolutely out with the vocoders as well. If I had to choose a favourite it would be "What Another Man Spills".

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Nobody to this day has done comedy heavy metal as well as Spinal Tap but “the Young ones” cast members (Peter Richardson, Nigel Planer, Rik Mayall, Ade Edmondson) 1983 effort still stands up well
 

 

 

 


It alternates between sitcom bickering and music. The comedy still sounds fresh and the music, produced by Brian May, manages to be bad enough to be ridiculous but not so bad as to be just dreadful
 

 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, topcat(The most tip top) said:

Nobody to this day has done comedy heavy metal as well as Spinal Tap but “the Young ones” cast members (Peter Richardson, Nigel Planer, Rik Mayall, Ade Edmondson) 1983 effort still stands up well
 

 

 

 


It alternates between sitcom bickering and music. The comedy still sounds fresh and the music, produced by Brian May, manages to be bad enough to be ridiculous but not so bad as to just dreadful
 

 

 

 

Imogen all the people. 

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Remember, Jon Thurlow of Chron Gen sending me a cassette of this and some demos they'd done back in the early 80s (think they came from the same area). Am i right in thinking Tracy Thorn was a Marine Girl?
I really liked this back then, will need to try and dig it out again!

Marine Girls - Beach Party
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This is the epitome of 1980s 6th form student music. There's no bass, very little percussion and really simple guitar melodies with female voices harmonizing naive, innocent lyrics. 
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17 minutes ago, Oscar Wilder said:

Remember, Jon Thurlow of Chron Gen sending me a cassette of this and some demos they'd done back in the early 80s (think they came from the same area). Am i right in thinking Tracy Thorn was a Marine Girl?
I really liked this back then, will need to try and dig it out again!

Yip, Tracy Thorn was in the Marine Girls before she moved up to Hull and the rest is history.

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1 hour ago, tongue_tied_danny said:

Yip, Tracy Thorn was in the Marine Girls before she moved up to Hull and the rest is history.

Who's the handsome chap in yr new avatar? I'm thinking a member of Holland's 1974 World Cup squad.

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The Mothers of Invention - Just Another Band From L.A.

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I've always found Frank Zappa to be very hit or miss. He was a fantastic musician but some of his humour hasn't aged well. This live album from 1971 is light hearted, but the lyrics to "Magdalena" are iffy in the extreme and some of the other songs appear to lampoon TV adverts of the time and would be lost on a modern audience.

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Listened to this last night for the first time in around 25 years. Very much of it’s time, UK grunge lite but actually a bit better than I remember it as a whole and a shame it seems to have been erased somewhat from the history of the band.

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I'd put this into my top five albums of all time. The ten minute guitar solo on the title track never fails to make the hair on the back of my neck stand up. The perfect Sunday evening album.

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