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32 Post subject: Hot tips & recommendations, favorite bands  PostPosted: Oct 20, 2009 - 01:28 PM
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Post your hot tips and recommendations for favorite bands, obscurities, overlooked gems, etc....

During the early to mid '70s, one of my favorite genres was "Prog" or Progressive Rock. Gentle Giant was one of the lesser known bands at the time. I was at a friends house when I heard Gentle Giant for the first time, the album "Acquiring The Taste." It was unique, interesting, and exciting music. I loved the record and proceeded to buy every LP of theirs I could find.

Gentle Giant is highly recommended for Prog fans. One of the great overlooked and underappreciated bands from the '70s.

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Post subject: RE: Hot tips & recommendations, favorite bands  PostPosted: Oct 20, 2009 - 01:59 PM
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I'll chime in with a couple from the 70s also...

One singer / guitarist (and fiddler) I've recently been introduced to is Nic Jones. He played English folk songs but had a style which is immediately recognisable. Since first finding out about him I've found a few albums that I now know he guested on in the 70s, purely because I heard his very unique guitar style in the background and realised it had to be him! His later solo work is absolutely impeccable, his most widely known album obviously being 'Penguin Eggs' from 1980. As far as a recommendation goes though I'll say his album prior to that in 1978 - 'Devil To A Stranger'. While not as impressive as 'Penguin Eggs' it has some extremely carefully thought out and arranged tracks, side 1 sounding particularly effortless in its creativity. Unfortunately still not reissued on CD, you'll have to shell out for an original vinyl copy on the Trailer label.

Another album in the folk genre, worth picking up if only for one song, is Therapy's 'Bringing the House Down' from 1975. Dave Shannon does a stunning rendition of 'Eleanor Rigby' on acoustic guitar. The solo performance (so well played it sounds like two guitars) is so well done it makes me wonder why he isn't regarded much more highly in the guitar world...
 
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Post subject: RE: Hot tips & recommendations, favorite bands  PostPosted: Oct 20, 2009 - 02:23 PM
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Great recommendation for Nic Jones! I happened upon his LP "Penguin Eggs" a couple years ago and it is excellent.

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Post subject: RE: Hot tips & recommendations, favorite bands  PostPosted: Oct 20, 2009 - 02:42 PM
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The reason that the four Nic Jones LPs on Trailer were never avalable on CD is simple.

Bill Leader, who owned Trailer Records, was an enthusiatic folk fan but not so great as a businessman. After the label went bankrupt for the second time in 1982, its remaining assets were purchased by an outfit called Celtic Music. They have never issued a single thing from the Leader catalog, and probably never will.

That is why you will have to pay $50-100 for a UK Trailer original of Devil to a Stranger.

I have all 4 Trailer LPs, plus Penguin Eggs on Topic, but acquiring the compelte catalog is far from easy. EBay bidders tend to go wild when any copies become available.
 
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Wow, I'm completely unfamiliar with Nic Jones, sounds like somebody I'd like to hear.
 
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I have all his solo LPs but luckily got them in a lot a while ago. I'd like to hear his work in The Halliard but again, expensive... And probably not worth it except as curios of what he would later become. I am trying to find all the albums he's put in a guest appearance on, so far I have a fair few. Definitely someone to listen to hrtshpdbox!
 
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I have one of the Hailliard LPs, It's the Irish in Me, and I find it a bit on the twee side. Very much an olde folkie LP, from the pre-hippie era.

On the other hand, the Bandoggs LP is quite respectable, although not as good as his solo material.
 
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Some of my recent (last 10 years) favorites are : (all available on vinyl)

The Coral - modern psych/pop rock
Mars Volta - Jazz/rock/fusion/sonic assault
The Black Keys - Blues rock -love these guys

The Coral performing 'Rain'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gW19NyXvicU

The Coral - 'Dreaming of You'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRy8N1P1EUI&feature=channel

The Mars Volta "L'Via Viaquez' off of Frances the Mute

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2ayKK8E7gc

Mars Volta - 'Eriatarka' off of DeLoused in the Comatorium

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-ZJQ-9BLJ0

The Black Keys performing 'Oceans and Streams' off of Attack and Release

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1MSUWzCgJ0

Black Keys - 'Lies' - Attack and Release

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AVd5RVukcs

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Forgot one - Clutch the last few albums they have released are pure rockers. Not available on vinyl from what I can find - or not find , I suppose.


Electric Worry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx6FV2qR2TY


The Regulator

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia0HUBWdDkU

Mice and Gods

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NB5qvegOCgc

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Someone on this forum once suggested "Captain Beyond," and now I'm a huge fan - they're fantastic!

Also, if any of you haven't checked out Robbie Robertson's self-titled album (lead singer of the Band) it's simply wonderful.

Last but not least, Ten Years After - Cricklewood Green is just aboout a perfect rock record.

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