Railroaders place to shoot the shit.

Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info
TOPIC: Current music


The Forum Celestial Advisor

Status: Offline
Posts: 13911
Date:
RE: Current music
Permalink  
 


Thanks to the NEON radio show in early 1981 I first heard some "John Cale" not "JJ Cale" and not "John Cage".
John Cale been around a while before this LP "Honi Soit" came out and became part of 80's in a big way. The LP
has a bunch of great songs that sadly I dont think I've heard any radio show in the last 40yrs play any John Cale.
YouTube is loaded with his works but I like this LP not because I'm sentimental but because its some great music.




__________________

If you are in a horror movie, you make bad decisions, its what you do.



The Forum Celestial Advisor

Status: Offline
Posts: 13911
Date:
Permalink  
 

Listened to the May 31 1981 NEON tape on Saturday night just like 40 yrs ago. Just as entertaining
as 40yrs ago. First song is Bob Marley "Redemption Song" (Bob Marley recently died) followed by
Black Uhuru "Natural Reggae Beat". JB Shayne's voice with the sounds of a busy downtown Vancouver BC
street in the background like he might be talking outside. Rare is you want to hear the DJ talk between songs
as JB Shayne is well informed. No internet back in the early 80's and America was not playing the latest from
London/UK/Germany. Canada a perfect melting pot with direct London/Europe music connections plus a
bunch of Canadian bands entering the scene from Vancouver to Montreal and Halifax. None of this on any
radio I was listening to in 1980. One of the frequent guests on NEON was "Michael from Memory Lane Records"
in Vancouver BC. Michael brings some rare records to play. These were very hard to find if you heard of the bands
which I think you might not have. So FF 40yrs and both "super hard to find songs" are on YouTube. More from
this show forthcoming.



__________________

If you are in a horror movie, you make bad decisions, its what you do.



The Forum Celestial Advisor

Status: Offline
Posts: 13911
Date:
Permalink  
 

From the May 31 1981 NEON show was my first introduction to Lene Lovich and the song "New Toy". Love at first sight.
Actually it wasnt until tonight I checked out most of the Lene Lovich videos on YouTube that she is pretty good looking.
An Aries woman 30yrs old with an attitude and an incredible vocal range. Her first big hit was "Lucky Number" and I dont
think many would think her live would look like this. Its hard to narrow down my favorite songs by Lene Lovich as I like
a lot more than four.



 



__________________

If you are in a horror movie, you make bad decisions, its what you do.



The Forum Celestial Advisor

Status: Offline
Posts: 13911
Date:
Permalink  
 

I think I was watching Lawrence Welk when "Neil" debuts "Ghost Riders in the Sky". Real catchy
twangy guitar playing number. Many have done/covered the song since and some surprises on the
list. Roy Clark does great job as you might expect. But who is this Jinetes en el Cielo guy. Whoa nellie.



__________________

If you are in a horror movie, you make bad decisions, its what you do.



Barely a pulse...

Status: Offline
Posts: 2774
Date:
Permalink  
 

[video=https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Et2OCCGj8mI]

great stuff Krink , Happy Halloween !

I like the delay echo effect in the last one.

one more for the road eh. 

 



__________________

My brain is like a cross between a colander and a Lazy Susan - thin, slow, and it leaks.

 

 



Upgraded Condition?

Status: Offline
Posts: 9042
Date:
Permalink  
 

Thunderwagon5000 wrote:

[video=https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Et2OCCGj8mI]

great stuff Krink , Happy Halloween !

I like the delay echo effect in the last one.

one more for the road eh. 

 _______________________________________________________________

Calvin sez:  fixed it

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Et2OCCGj8mI

 







-- Edited by Calvin on Monday 1st of November 2021 08:03:14 AM

__________________

 This is the official end of my post.  



The Forum Celestial Advisor

Status: Offline
Posts: 13911
Date:
Permalink  
 

"Ultra Lounge". What took it so long. I love it all. Your home is a lounge or should be. Enjoy.



__________________

If you are in a horror movie, you make bad decisions, its what you do.



The Forum Celestial Advisor

Status: Offline
Posts: 13911
Date:
Permalink  
 

So when is the last time a "train song" was in the Top 100 chart. Good ? I found a few you havent heard
ever or in a long time except for Rock Island Line. Toot Toot.



__________________

If you are in a horror movie, you make bad decisions, its what you do.



Upgraded Condition

Status: Offline
Posts: 15337
Date:
Permalink  
 

Then there's Mr. Young:



__________________

You have to plan for these things. 



The Forum Celestial Advisor

Status: Offline
Posts: 13911
Date:
Permalink  
 

I have that Neil Young record on red vinyl which means its a must have. I just scratched the surface of "cool"
train songs vs the folk kind but some of them are pretty cool depending on who's singing them. So many train
songs referring to the "steam era" and not so many in the diesel era. A few more adds that were easy to remember.



__________________

If you are in a horror movie, you make bad decisions, its what you do.



The Forum Celestial Advisor

Status: Offline
Posts: 13911
Date:
Permalink  
 

I guess I'm late to see/hear Tash Sultana. She did these "bedroom recordings" 5yrs ago.
Pretty amazing great music.



 



__________________

If you are in a horror movie, you make bad decisions, its what you do.



The Forum Celestial Advisor

Status: Offline
Posts: 13911
Date:
Permalink  
 

"I Feel Love" by Donna Summer. Loved it and have the 45rpm single to prove it. Then I heard "extended versions"
that were so full of great new electronical sounds that you had to get those as well. Thinking the 11-12 minute version
the one. So I include a Donna Summer live version. Think she's a Capricorn and after her hey days in disco went
religious sorta like Al Green. So what brought this song a rekindle from memory banks...the compressed files is
the "Blue Men Group" as it was a part of their act on one of their tours. I know so little about the "Blue Men Group".



__________________

If you are in a horror movie, you make bad decisions, its what you do.



The Forum Celestial Advisor

Status: Offline
Posts: 13911
Date:
Permalink  
 

"Son of Dave" is a one man band. Love everything I've heard by the guy. Great choices of cover songs.
Soul Finger a popular favorite and a pretty fucking decent cover of one of my favorite reggae tunes
"Double Barrel". "Carry On" is just great. Son of Dave has a lot of music on YouTube if you want to hear more.

 



__________________

If you are in a horror movie, you make bad decisions, its what you do.



The Forum Celestial Advisor

Status: Offline
Posts: 13911
Date:
Permalink  
 

Never thought I'd get a tip on the new latest/greatest bluesman on the Drudge Report.

How 23-Year-Old Phenom Named Kingfish Became Future of Blues...

Never heard of the guy. Visit YouTube and there he is. Jimmy Rushing did a song called "Mr 5 by 5" meaning 

5ft tall and 5ft wide. Kingfish pretty close. To see him play is a visual experience as it doesnt make sense.

The guitar around his neck looks like a toy. 

 



__________________

If you are in a horror movie, you make bad decisions, its what you do.



The Forum Celestial Advisor

Status: Offline
Posts: 13911
Date:
Permalink  
 

"Theater of Hate" is a Canadian band I heard on NEON back in 1982. "Do You Believe in the Westworld" Why yes I do.
There was zero chance of seeing this band live in 1982. Just know I love the "western twang" to this song and the strong
drumming. FF to 36 yrs later and how it sounds.





__________________

If you are in a horror movie, you make bad decisions, its what you do.

« First  <  Page 51  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Chatbox
Please log in to join the chat!