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posted a comment on Fusion (26) - Till I Hear From You. 11 days ago
Yeah I think the two extra tracks are from their previous album I Ain't Signing Nothing (1979, under the name The Reg Webb Band).
posted a comment on Fusion (26) - Till I Hear From You. 11 days ago
Looking at the title of the last track of the album and seeing that it was written by Kershaw, I didn't guess that it's actually an earlier recording of "Human Racing" i.e ♫"Look behind you there's the man you're chasing......"♫.
posted a comment on Idle Cure - Idle Cure. 6 months ago
I've tried a lot of Christian pop/rock for something "good" and this is one of the best I've come across, not because it's all that original, but the band seems more interested in sounding good, at least in the field of '80s hard rock and synth-pop, than ... See full review
posted a comment on Public Service Broadcasting - Inform - Educate - Entertain. 8 months ago
A couple of tracks stand out as Krautrockish, "Lit Up" has a Kraftwerk melody and "Everest" has that 'motorik' beat. I mean I don't know any Krautrock with samples from news or documentaries, that part sounds more like hip hop in the '80s and '90s e.g ... See full review
posted a comment on Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse Of Reason. 9 months ago
How does it compare with Gilmour's "other solo albums" ?
posted a comment on Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse Of Reason. 9 months ago
A Momentary Lapse of Reason by David Gilmour formerly of Pink Floyd. I think I was deceived by the Pink Floyd label, especially after reading of Gilmour's admission that Mason and Wright are barely on it. "Learning to Fly" is a decent song, but if not ... See full review
posted a comment on David Gilmour - About Face. 9 months ago
I'm sure Gilmour had Mark Knopfler's "Going Home: Theme of the Local Hero" on his mind when composing "Cruise". I think Floyd tended to sound like Dire Straits in the '80s even on The Final Cut with Roger Waters still leading the group e.g compare "Two ... See full review
posted a comment on Def Leppard - X. 11 months ago
Apparently this is a very polarizing album. I kind of hate it, but some folks who hate it also hate Euphoria, which I think is great. I was quite resentful when I first heard it in 2002, it sounded boy-bandish and I'd started listening to Def Leppard in ... See full review
posted a comment on Europe (2) - Start From The Dark. 11 months ago
I thought Europe seemed to be trying to pick up from where they left off i.e they took a break after Prisoners in Paradise in 1991, returned with this, but the songs sound from the '90s e.g grunge, post-grunge, alternative, so it's as though they were ... See full review
posted a comment on The New London Chorale* - The Young Schubert. about 1 year ago
1 "A Part of Me"="Ständchen" D 899
3 "So Much to Give"="Am Tage Aller Seelen" D 343
4 "A Week in the Life"="Das Lied im Grünen" D 917
5 "Child of the Ocean"="Nachtviolen" D 752
6 "Ave Maria"="Ellens dritter Gesang" D 839
9 "The Linden Tree"="Der ... See full review
posted a comment on Del Shannon - Break Up. about 1 year ago
The single "Break Up" stood out for me, sounding pretty heavy and psychedelic for 1965
posted a comment on Exile (7) - Kiss You All Over / Don't Do It. about 1 year ago
A lot of the versions of "Kiss You All Over" from compilations, available for download-purchase seem to be re-recordings. So there are two lead singers, they take turns in the first verse, Jimmy Stokely singing bass in the first half and J.P. Pennington ... See full review
posted a comment on The Fourmyula* - The Fourmyula. about 1 year ago
It only now occurred to me that there are five member in The Fourmyula. I thought the misspelling of formula was partly to mean "four band members", which it might have been at first, but then they got a fifth member. Actually I've heard of that ... See full review
posted a review of Billy T - No Definitions. about 1 year ago
Billy T were probably one of the first Australian bands to focus on reggae. I don't know about a "lost classic", but some might be particularly interested in their reggae arrangements of "Baby, I Need Your Lovin'"(Four Tops) and "Everything I Own"(Bread).
posted a comment on Dusty Springfield - Goin' Back. about 1 year ago
"Goin' Back" may have helped Ray Thomas(Moody Blues) write "And the Tide Rushes In" for A Question of Balance(1970).
posted a comment on Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant. over 2 years ago
I learned recently of the term "motorik" given to a type of rhythm, especially used by German band Neu!. Of course many punk or post-punk bands used this sort of rhythm in some of their songs and "Pretty Vacant" is one such song I think.
posted a comment on Generation X (4) - Generation X. over 2 years ago
"One Hundred Punks" led me to compare this type of punk to the '90s "pop-punk" of American bands like Green Day or The Offspring. I think they have a similar sound to The Skids(this album was released about a year before The Skids' first), punk but also ... See full review
posted a comment on Skids - Charles. over 2 years ago
"Reasons" sounds like it might have helped R.E.M write "Radio Free Europe"(first version,1981). Most of R.E.M's music sounds a bit moved on from punk(i.e post, post-punk), but "Radio Free Europe" has traces of punk. I think many would describe the Skids ... See full review
posted a comment on George W. Johnson - The Laughing Song. over 2 years ago
It sounds a bit like Slim Dusty's "A Pub With No Beer" or "100 Bottles of Beer on the Wall"(or whatever that song is called).
posted a comment on Edmond Hall Celeste Quartet - Celestial Express / Profoundly Blue. over 2 years ago
"Profoundly Blue" is perhaps a root song of songs from the rock 'n roll era like "Earth Angel", "We Belong Together" and "Sleep Walk"
posted a comment on The Cure - A Forest. over 2 years ago
Yeah I finally noticed the resemblance after having had "Gut Feeling" in my collection for a couple of year. Just a couple of days ago I thought "Hey this sounds like The Cure" and later "Hey this sounds specifically like The Cure's "A Forest" ". There's ... See full review
posted a review of No Artist Written & Narrated By Robert Taylor (40) Songs Composed & Performed By Sydney Melbourne* With Kuini Te Wano - Children Of Tane (New Zealand Birds Of The Forest). over 3 years ago
I bought this vinyl a couple of years ago. The music is very nice and I reviewed the album here.
https://sites.google.com/site/thevinylgeek/music-reviews

An important point about the songs is that "Nga Pipi O Te Pipiwharauroa(Chicks of the Shining ... See full review