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  • #31
    Originally posted by Turboellis View Post
    Very very cool!
    School band of a school for the blind. They were all training to be piano tuners, hence A440...

    They had 15 seconds of fame and appeared on the saturday evening show on TV. Back in the times when there was one channel on TV, and one entertainment show per week, dontcha know.
    Here's a great clip from that TV show with another band, the very young Friends, and the more than slightly patronizing host.
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    "This is Modpowerpopsouljunkierock´n´roll so stop post shit like Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, Grace Jones , Led Zeppelin and some other boring blues stuff, that kind of music don´t belong in this group, if I´ll ever see shit like that posted in this group again that person will be banned from this group forever!!!!"

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    • #32
      Fresh out of the garage by the looks (and sounds) of it. Top.
      Everyone tear down your own little wall
      That keeps you from being a part of it all
      Because you've got to be one with the one and all
      You've just got to be close to it all

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      • #33
        A swap with a friend - 2 Cuban and 1 lp from Nicaragua

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        • #34
          I went back and grabbed 'Hapshash and the Coloured Coat - Western Flyer' swayed by its crazy cover and Tony McPhee presence (someone had tried to hide it), cleaned it up a bit, quite crackly but bizarre album indeed despite Mr Batt's presence. Seems they are more well known for their Graphic Design work than music I'm guessing someone here more knowledgeable can fill me in a bit?

          Ah, I know their first album but its completely different to this as that is really dark and trippy this is kind of psychedelic gone wrong.
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          • #35
            Anyway away from crazy Mike Batt featured Psychedelia with squeezy bicycle horns to this which I bought to bump up a job lot. It was described as fair but its more VG+ to me. I was hoping someone would outbid me but they didn't so now I'm the proud owner of this from 1973 and despite not understanding a word of it I'd say its quite a solid listen. Folky with strings, very well orchestrated. The title translates as 'How Strong is the Lone Cyclist':



            I have dutch relations so will play it to them next time they are over, hopefully its clean, y'know language wise and subject matter.

            Interesting gatefold:

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            • #36
              Yeah, one of the most well known Dutch album.

              A classic.

              There’s a phrase in ’Tante Julia’ where he sings she musn’t press her breasts against his shoulders while he’s playing piano.

              I thought this was a bit strange, maybe arousing, when I was a young kid. My parents played this album a lot

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              • #37
                Ah so quite well known then, should score me some brownie points with the brother in law. That is a strange lyric but understandable I guess. What I find odd is the guy with the board tied to his face having a ball kicked at him whilst two doors down a guy is smoking what looks like a large bong!

                Originally posted by Mescal View Post
                Yeah, one of the most well known Dutch album.

                A classic.

                There’s a phrase in ’Tante Julia’ where he sings she musn’t press her breasts against his shoulders while he’s playing piano.

                I thought this was a bit strange, maybe arousing, when I was a young kid. My parents played this album a lot
                Mixes, Music: https://www.mixcloud.com/amitron_7/

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                Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL1...bw92ZSjvLMZKlQ

                Latest Infant Project: https://soundcloud.com/bcmf

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by amidar View Post
                  Ah so quite well known then, should score me some brownie points with the brother in law. That is a strange lyric but understandable I guess. What I find odd is the guy with the board tied to his face having a ball kicked at him whilst two doors down a guy is smoking what looks like a large bong!
                  That's from a lyric from the same song where the title from the album came from, Jimmy.

                  Something like, please keep an open mind when you're a business man, and don't just be eager for only money

                  He also sings about that football player, like, don't be a football player, you might be kicked to death.

                  I suppose he's singing about not conforming, like so many hippies

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                  • #39
                    All plans for a quiet month finds wise thrown out of the window by a freak rainstorm as I just happened to be passing one of Bedford's multitude of charity shops. It was a vulture's treat inside, literally teeming with Jamarillos. What's 101 to the power of 101? That's how many Strings were in there.

                    With the rain outside and change in my pocket I dived in and came out with the usual armful of hits and misses with no thought to how I might sneak them in when I reached home.

                    It's a Hammond heavy selection. I know most of the groundwork was done on these a long time ago but there was enough unfamiliar stuff to make it a bit of an adventure anyway.

                    I'll digress here. I'd like to propose some kind of scale. A Richter scale, a Beaufort scale sort of thing, but for organ music. Most Hammond falls somewhere on a continuum that reaches it's zenith with Jimmy Smith and Booker T, and it's nadir (at least for me) with the Nigel Ogden style The Organist Entertains end-of-the-pier stuff. I haven't quite worked out the details yet and the scale needs to be able to cope with one-trackers.

                    What I look for in a Hammond LP is bluesy playing, mod funkiness, breaks and moogy swiggles. I'll run through the findings now and fill you in. Some of these have just been skipped through so there might be well hidden funk monsters, please let me know...

                    A Man and a Woman well known here - I think there's another version with a similar sleeve isn't there? I'm sure I've moved on a different version in the past.
                    The Alan Tew has his hallmark big sound and great lush orchestration. It's easy all the way but for a pretty big crime thing - The Troubleshooters
                    Hammond Party has a good mod number called Beat Special Number One but is pretty ordinary otherwise.
                    Yamaha Superstar is one I recognised from charts and it's good. I've never seen it in the wild so I was happy enough to pick up a Vulture classic.
                    The Sexy Hammond is a non-stop type thing and nothing to shout about
                    Brian Sharp has some nice bluesy playing that lifts it above average.

                    More sexy hammond that's pretty uninspiring.
                    I thought I'd made a mental note on Danny Hodgson from the old VV lists but I think I must be mistaken unless I'm missing something. I haven't spun the bossa one yet.
                    Roger Coulam and Big Jim H and His Men Of Rhythm (best band name ever) both return to the fold after falling victim to previous lounge purges. Both great albums and far from one trackers, not sure what I was thinking.
                    Hammond Hits back is, at this stage, the only unknown (to me) that I'd qualify as a find. Nice soulful playing with a drummer. Includes versions of Working in a Coalmine and George Martin's Theme One.
                    Moving away from the realms of the Hammond (but not entirely)...

                    The Well Tempered Synthesiser is a switched on Bach follow up by Walter Carlos - yet to hear
                    Bwana-a is Arthur Lyman exotica which I was pleased to find. I see Tabou and Martin Denny's Quiet Village sometimes but this full on exotica doesn't turn up often on these shores.
                    The Swedish kids LP is pretty unfathomable to me for many reasons. Of course I was hoping for Bang On A Drum style folk funk but it's certainly not that. It's this.
                    Nils Tibor is James Last-ish
                    Midnight Music is my third Ken Moule record in as many months. It's very much on a smooth lounge tip but elevated by skilled arrangements and instrumentation. I will revisit.
                    I skipped through Captain Beaky in search of the elusive Bang On A Drum style folk funk monster but it wasn't there either.

                    The top two of these feel like proper finds. Los Hicsos isn't even on discogs. It's not an Afro-cuban fuzz rarity despite what my ebay listing might say - it's a pretty fantastic latin lp though. A couple of tracks of proper Columbian style cumbia which I love. It's from Costa Rica.
                    Wilf Todd is British vocal jazz from 1966 with a great group and some top line singing. Again, very pleased.
                    I need to listen properly to Los Fronterizos. It's Argentinian folk which is brand new to me. I can't see it being my next huge obsession at this stage though.
                    Last edited by Skip; 01-05-2016, 09:02 PM.

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                    • #40
                      I get it, thanks for the insight Mescal.

                      Originally posted by Mescal View Post
                      That's from a lyric from the same song where the title from the album came from, Jimmy.

                      Something like, please keep an open mind when you're a business man, and don't just be eager for only money

                      He also sings about that football player, like, don't be a football player, you might be kicked to death.

                      I suppose he's singing about not conforming, like so many hippies
                      Mixes, Music: https://www.mixcloud.com/amitron_7/

                      Music: https://blackmoofou.bandcamp.com/

                      Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL1...bw92ZSjvLMZKlQ

                      Latest Infant Project: https://soundcloud.com/bcmf

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                      • #41
                        Your'e not wrong Skip old vulture paradise. I can vouch there is nothing sexy about those 'Sexy Hammond' albums. I'm also yet to come across a 'Yamaha Superstar' in the wild, never seen that 'Hammond Hits Back' either. Is it just me or is it getting harder to turn up AD-Rhythm albums?

                        Oh and from memory I think the Bossa one is alright but I could well be wrong. So many hammond albums not enough headspace!

                        My hammond technique is only buy it if there are other musicians involved unless its free and the word 'Sexy' or the use of a naked woman on the cover usually means its going to be shit. The exception to the rule is I buy anything on AD-Rhythm.
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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by amidar View Post
                          My hammond technique is only buy it if there are other musicians involved unless its free and the word 'Sexy' or the use of a naked woman on the cover usually means its going to be shit. The exception to the rule is I buy anything on AD-Rhythm.
                          I used to have very similar 'how to buy Hammond' rules, then my rule became "Don't buy Hammond Records". Today's bonanza combined with 50p pricing to lead me to making mistakes I've made on many occasions in the past. The Hammond finds of the day, not counting Big Jim H and Roger Coulam were both on AD-Rhythm. I was overcome by vinyl vulture mania today. I don't know about anyone else here but I'm finding vv stuff all over the place at the moment. None of the really rare stuff but plenty of the lounge classics. Hopefully soon Hymns a Swinging, Two Generations and Hanged Man will become as ubiquitous as Allah Wakbarr by Ofo The Black Company

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                          • #43
                            I gave in and bought the 90's reissue of 'Hanged Man' off an ebay seller in the end never had a sniff in 10+ years. Similar story with 'Yamaha Superstar'.
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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by Skip View Post
                              The Sexy Hammond is a non-stop type thing and nothing to shout about
                              I bought that Sexy Hammond on the strength of its cover and yes it is one of the least sexy sounding records I own. Great cover though.
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                              • #45
                                ^^ Skip - one of those Sexy Hammond sleeves is the same stock photo as The Four Instants "Discotheque" (on Saga? Eros?) which is definitely worth picking up.

                                Nice to see a good VV style haul, don't see much of it anymore. The Well Tempered Synthesizer is possibly my favourite Wendy Carlos, or maybe I've just played it the most.

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