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Re: Paging AC/DC fans

Posted by Neil The~Hippy <hippyweb-at-btinternet.com> on 30 November 2012 | 0 Comments

On 30/11/12 11:14 PM, mike wrote:

> I saw the likes of Saxon...

The first time I ever saw a band play live was when Saxon were playing
at....... in Belfast, gosh must have been '87 or so


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Re: Peel sessions

Posted by mike <mylovelyhorse-at-gmail.com> on 30 November 2012 | 0 Comments

On Friday, 30 November 2012, Paul Coyne wrote:

>
> Think you lot have got a bad case of fuddy duddy.
>
> I don't mind being fuddy duddy :)


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Paging AC/DC fans

Posted by mike <mylovelyhorse-at-gmail.com> on 30 November 2012 | 0 Comments

On Friday, 30 November 2012, Neil The~Hippy wrote:


> Just curious, what were the other albums that got you there?
>
> Ooh good question.

Deep Purple 'In Rock' was my first heavy rock album. Some would say it was
/the/ first proper heavy rock album. I came to it a fair few years after it
came out, as I probably first heard it in 77 or 78. The next thing I heard
was 'Made in Japan' which is another fave live album and something off
it is always on my iPod/ iPhone (Smoke on the Water, of course, but also
Lazy and the fantastic, meandering version of Space Truckin').

From there I was introduced to early Rush - starting with 'Fly by Night' -
and I was hooked right up until Subdivisions (1984?) which I loved but
which was the last album of theirs I really enjoyed.

If you like Deep Purple, it's hard not to like Rainbow and Rainbow Rising &
On Stage became favourites very quickly. Andy C's right - the best album
without Dio was Down to Earth, but that's still a long way second best to
any of the Dio albums.

I seem to recall liking UFO, although I cannot remember any of their music
now. I was introduced to the Scorpions with Virgin Killer and really liked
some of their stuff but the good stuff is often drowned out by the poorer
efforts from them. Despite the daft cover, Lovedrive is a virtually bang on
metal album in my opinion.

I saw the likes of Saxon & the Tygers of Pan Tang and all that on the first
and second Metal for Muthas tours (81, 82 I think), and still have the
compilation albums bought at the gigs. These bands were much better live
than on record IMO, something that applied to a lot of the Britsh metal
bands, including Def Leppard & Iron Maiden. I never really took to their
albums.

I loved Motorhead's Bomber album - partly 'cos my father picked it up,
looked at the back and complained "why would someone call himself Lemons?"
:)

Despite a dalliance with punk and a long term thing for prog rock, I've
never really stopped listening to heavy rock and I hope I never do. It's
brilliant :)



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Re: Brave man

Posted by Ben Darthjoy <ben.darthjoy-at-gmail.com> on 30 November 2012 | 0 Comments

On 30 Nov 2012, at 22:37, Paul Coyne <paul-at-gigglefish.org> wrote:
> Never seen the point of cover flow.
> Epic pita when you've more than about ten albums


I don't use it for navigation, but love it visually in full-screen mode =
when listening to music and not actively using the Mac.

Rumour has it Apple removed it because it looks crap on Retina screens =
and it was too much work to recreate all the album art in a sufficiently =
high resolution.

Ben

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Re: Brave man

Posted by Paul Coyne <paul-at-gigglefish.org> on 30 November 2012 | 0 Comments



On 30 Nov 2012, at 21:36, Ben Darthjoy <ben.darthjoy-at-gmail.com> wrote:

> On 30 Nov 2012, at 18:36, M Hodson <mark-at-markhodson.com> wrote:
>> And, you know what? I think they have: it seems to work and some of the k=
nobs and features (apt phrase considering the source) are pretty nice.
>=20
>=20
> Looks somewhat slicker, and overall the UI is a big improvement, but not h=
appy that they've removed coverflow. :-(
>=20

Never seen the point of cover flow.
Epic pita when you've more than about ten albums=

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Re: Brave man

Posted by M Hodson <markhodson.com-at-gmail.com> on 30 November 2012 | 0 Comments

>> I agree (so far).
>
> No I don't it's buggered up the way I listen to podcasts. Essentially
> I d/load them with radiodownloader, import into library then change

In other news, Eyore hurt by thistle...

;-)

Hoddy
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Re: Paging AC/DC fans

Posted by Neil The~Hippy <hippyweb-at-btinternet.com> on 30 November 2012 | 0 Comments

On 30/11/12 09:57 PM, Andy Cannon wrote:

> I would have thought that it would be fairly pointless now with the
> existence of specialist rock stations on the internet.
>
Yeah, it's crazy there's sooooooooo many

> Preempting your next request:
>
> http://www.radiorow.com/stations/rockh.htm
>
http://www.rockradio.com/ ATM..... :)

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Re: Paging AC/DC fans

Posted by Andy Cannon <andyc600-at-gmail.com> on 30 November 2012 | 0 Comments

On 30 Nov 2012 21:45, "Neil The~Hippy" <hippyweb-at-btinternet.com> wrote:
>
> On 30/11/12 09:38 PM, Andy Cannon wrote:
>
>> (3)Tommy Vance played the first side of 2112 on the Friday Rock show and
>> I was gob smacked at the sounds I was hearing.
>>
> Friday rock show is no more, any modern choices?

I don't know as I don't listen to the radio as I generally hate DJs. Tommy
Vance was the only DJ I could listen to consistently.

I would have thought that it would be fairly pointless now with the
existence of specialist rock stations on the internet.

Preempting your next request:

http://www.radiorow.com/stations/rockh.htm

Andy

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Re: Paging AC/DC fans

Posted by Jonathon Green <bigbadbikercats-at-googlemail.com> on 30 November 2012 | 0 Comments

On Friday, November 30, 2012, Andy Cannon wrote:

>
> On 30 Nov 2012 18:13, "Jonathon Green" <bigbadbikercats-at-googlemail.com<javascript:_e({}, 'cvml', 'bigbadbikercats-at-googlemail.com');>>
> wrote:
> >
> > On Friday, November 30, 2012, roger collier wrote:
> > >
> > > Best live album? I would find it difficult to decide between Nuts, Stop
> > > Making Sense, and Space Ritual.
> > >
> >
> > No "Live at Leeds"?
>
> I'm not a fan of live albums in general but if I choose to listen to a
> live album it would be one of the following.
>
> Tokyo Tapes - The Scorpions
> Live Rust - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
> Real to Reel - Marillion
> Live at Last - Black Sabbath
> If You Want Blood - AC/DC
> On Stage - Rainbow
> Live and Dangerous - Thin Lizzy
>

Quo Live? (Glasgow Apollo, 1976, long before they became a tribute band to
themselves...)
Rory Gallagher Irish Tour '74?





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JG

"I've got some advice. If you ever play a bum note, keep a determined
expression on your face and stare at the keyboard player. No-one will ever
know". - Willko Johnson

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Snowmobile oops

Posted by Ben Darthjoy <ben.darthjoy-at-gmail.com> on 30 November 2012 | 0 Comments

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fcm80A6kodM#t=01m37s

Looks like no injuries beyond a few bruises, despite his best endeavours.

Ben

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