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Mike Turner helped my former band out with our EP two years ago. Fantastic guy.
Last night I put on The Velvet Underground & Nico for the first time in about two years. I do think it's brilliant, but the self-titled album is IMO better, and I do still think TVU&N is a bit on the weird side. Nonetheless, this album possibly shaped music in a more profound way than any other, and it can absolutely be heard. Highlights are Sunday Morning, Run Run Run, and I'll Be Your Mirror.
Nova Heart: Beautiful Boys EP (2012)
This band is from Beijing, and their dark and sexy electronic sounds coupled with the lovely Helen Feng's hypnotic vocals make for awesome listening. Here is a highlight from their 4-track EP:
After 20 years, I´m starting to understand Nick Mason´s drumming.
Brilliant album there finest moment, heroes and villains is genius.
Last album i listened to was Kayne West - Collage Drop Out.
Police, Stooges, Blondie and Talking Heads big hits are included to give the disc a commercial appeal too, I guess.
@QBranch the nova heart vocals are haunting
@boldfinger re Mason's drumming. I've never thought one way or the other about it. Thanks for pointing out. You've upped the Floyd IQ. Floyd discussions always seem to focus on Waters vs Gilmour.
Now listening too First Blood soundtrack, one of Jerry Goldsmiths best work.
I love some Miles Davis. I put 'Move' on repeat from time to time and just jam to it.
It can be confusing for a while when you took music school too seriously, because Mason´s not your average groove monster, but instead at times more like a painter. It´s hard to describe ;-). But he did actually paint too.
All that Waters vs Gilmour stuff is highly entertaining, but you just have to listen to their respective albums to understand that Pink Floyd was four individuals working together. As Gilmour said, "you delude yourself if you think anything else".
Dare you not to do air guitar to anyone of the tracks on this most superb album from the Goth godfathers.
Sign o the times - Prince and the revolution. Seminal music.
Beats & Bruises - Miss Li - just great catchy pop - they even play their own instruments.
The Dandy Warhols-Dandys Rule OK?
Maybe not their best album, but it is the only one I own. Still funky.
I find Gilmour much stronger as a solo artist than Waters. I like his eerie guitar playing, but yes, Floyd most definitely was 4 guys working to create the unique Floyd sound. Waters' grandiose ideas and lyrical content needed the others' musicianship to really soar.
I don't find Water's solo work very listenable at all. I think he's best off, touring the stronger material of The Wall, as he's been doing.
Waters on the other hand tended to be self-indulgent with his concept ideas and didn´t show much feeling for a defined band sound. If I´m not mistaken, Gilmour was kind of a musical director for The Wall, which is not surprising when one listens to how close to those shows´ sound he got on Pulse. Amused to death was kind of a great album, but that was again mainly thanks to Jeff Beck´s guitar playing, if you ask me. I saw Waters live, and even though he had nothing but huge talent in the band, including three outstanding guitar players, the whole band sounded very much like patchwork.
Actually I read that Waters too wants to make another album. Since Mason seems to be friends with both of them, they could work together. But I could imagine they had so many law suits over the Pink Floyd name that they wouldn´t want to go there ever again ;-).
Linda, Miss Li, is actually a friend of mine! :) We live in the same city.
I listened to TSWLM soundtrack on vinyl today..
Highly recommendable! It´s better than the Vangelis version. Usually I´m not at all for re-recordings of film scores. But Rothermich does it bit by bit (99%) exactly as it is heard in the film (unlike all Vangelis releases), with exactly the same synth sounds and atmosphere.
Anyways been spinning the O Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack (old timey and warm and fun) and Wu-Tang's 36 Chambers in the car.
The Godfather III better than the movie
The last absolutely brilliant album by this band, but they never turned bad.
The producers (Zang Tuum Tumb) were really the stars here, as with The Art of Noise and Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
Forever classic and always takes me there ... :)
I did like the overall sound of On An Island. The distinct Gilmour guitar sound is front and centre, as are the Gilmour Floyd vocals, so the album does evoke a familiar Floyd sound, I think, but it doesn't rival Division Bell at all.
But other than "Island's" general sound and vibe, it's a not a terribly interesting album. Listenable, but not much more.
I saw Floyd live on their last tour (1994). What struck me was the near perfect live renditions of both complete Dark Side of the Moon and classic Wish You Were Here stuff.
Also, despite playing a 60,000 seat football stadium, the sound was the best I've heard at a rock concert anywhere, indoor or out. Despite the gigantic venue, the sound was akin to a top stereo system played in one's living room - both crystal clear and loud, with no bass distortion or anything annoying. Uncanny how the band managed to perfect the outdoor acoustics.
excellent albums though. I have them all three in special edition as well as original release.
Today : The King and I (with Christopher Lee) and South Pacific
Yes, I heard on the radio Christopher Lee had released a rock album with a rock band where he did the vocals to celebrate his 92nd birthday. Go Chris!
The title track is pure bliss