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csk

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Icon 1 posted September 22, 2005 18:40      Profile for csk     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hmm, I don't have oldies on my play list [Wink]

But if I did, it'd be things like Queen and Led Zeppelin. And maybe even a bit of Tom Jones.

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Alright, keeping in mind I'm 24, so my "oldies" might not be old for everyone...

1. Bye Bye Blackbird - Carmen McRae
2. London Calling - The Clash
3. Death on Two Legs - Queen
4. My Way - Sex Pistols
5. Second Hand News - Fleetwood Mac

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1. "Numa Numa Song" SLAP!!! SLAP!!!! [Eek!]

Sorry...

Only 5 is tough. Really really tough; and depending on the day I'll answer differently. So here's today's top 5:

1. Dirty Blue Gene (1980 version)- Captain Beefheart
2. From a Buick 6 - Bob Dylan
3. Nutty - Thelonious Monk
4. A Mission in Life - Stan Ridgway
5. Adagietto from Mahler's 5th conducted by Karajan (1973)

That's a pitifully short and exclusive list. Next time ask for our top 200 songs. [Big Grin]

And some of you in your 20s are listing oldies that are older than yourselves!!! I was expecting "ABC", "Prince", or "Nirvana" - not "The Clash" or "The Sex Pistols". Those are even oldies for people in their 30s. There goes the brain again!! [crazy]

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Icon 1 posted September 22, 2005 22:13      Profile for Grummash     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Actually I saw JT live at the Marillion "Garden Party" at Milton Keynes Bowl many years ago.

Serenak - I was there [Applause] Did you think the Mama's Boys bassist was flat? And wasn't it hot?? I could have done without the Welsh Bikers throwing bottles of p***, but the fireworks at the end were excellent. I'll try to find some Trust...

GG - We are big Willie Nelson fans in the Grummash household - he is the only person who can really 'do' Stardust apart from Nat King Cole.

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1) Jimi Hendrix Experience - Voodoo Chile
2) Eagles - Life in the Fast Lane
3) Rush - Tom Sawyer
4) Blind Faith - Can't Find My Way Home
5) Funkadelic - Maggot Brain

... or pick any 5 songs from the couple thousand that qualify for this list.

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quote:
Originally posted by Grummash:

GG - We are big Willie Nelson fans in the Grummash household - he is the only person who can really 'do' Stardust apart from Nat King Cole.

Oooh Oooh Oooh. Let me add Always On My Mind and Whiskey River and Worried Man from the new album and....

Then let me throw in Aqualung(of Course) and Locomotive Breath and Thick as a Brick and Too old to Rock n' Roll.....

...And Ellen Mcilwaine did a fantastic rendition of Can't Find My Way Home on her Honky Tonk Angel album(1972). And it only took me 10 years to find out that she is still playing and recording. Must go see her live.

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Ok, it's Friday now, and the only time-critical task I had to do is done so allow me to add my list. I don't have much "old" rock/pop songs. Most are '80s and later. (And yet, the only one coming to my mind is "Final Countdown" by Europe. I'll have to dig out my old tape to get it out of my mind.) So to have an Oldies list, I'd have to go for:

1 - Ode to the Joy, Beethoven
2 - Winter, 1st movement, Vivaldi
3 - O Fortuna, Orff
4 - Lacrimosa (from the Requiem), Mozart
5 - Toccata & Fuga in D flat, Bach

And I'm a bit sad to leave out Saint-Saëns' Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, plus all the others not coming immediately to my mind. (Oh, and the exact order may change along my mood.)

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Hell: it was hot indeed that day Grummash,

We flew out to Spain the next day and looked browner than some of the people whod been there a week already... Man I reckon there were a few lobster pink bodies on the day after (like the guy in front of me how drank six cans of lager, smoked a couple of jays and passed out from about 1-2pm till about 5 or 6 and missed the whole afternoon's sets!!!)

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Serenak - just to make sure this nostalgia for 1986 runs it's course...how about this:

I was at College at the time of the Garden party (Preston Poly) and if memory serves, the ticket price including a National Exprees Return coach seat was 13.50 [crazy]

/me switches to Monty Python standard-issue Yorkshireman voice: ..." and you tell that to the kids of today... and they won't believe you..."

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I think we (myself and girlfriend of the time) paid 25 for two tickets (a long time ago now innit?) including the phone booking charge... but I do remember that Marillion's promoters always kept back tickets at all their gigs for sale "on the door" and had heavies cruising the queues/carparks etc. telling people not to pay over the advertised prices, "don't buy from touts - plenty of official tickets still available..." This was true at all the Marillion gigs I went to - very nice.

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quote:
Marillion's promoters always kept back tickets at all their gigs for sale "on the door"
This was cool, but it does contrast with Rothery & Trewavas, hanging out of the window over the Stage Door and throwing fireworks at those of us who couldn't get into the pub next door before the gig [ohwell] Happy Days....

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Stereo, I absolutely LOVE your list!! [Big Grin] Those pieces are true classics. [Applause]

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It's obvious that some people's oldies are "oldy-er" than others'. [Wink]

Here are mine, in no particular order:
1) Cast Your Fate to the Wind - (several artists)
2) S.O.S. - ABBA
3) Rocky Mountain High - John Denver
4) The Story in Your Eyes - The Moody Blues
5) Let It Be Me - (several artists)

Reflecting on this list, I realize that my choices are not based so much on the music itself as on the emotional attachment I have with each piece. They're songs I wouldn't want to "lose" because they bring to mind something important to me.

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Stereo - I don't listen to much classical music, but it is good to see someone flying the flag for Carmina Burana.

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I am a hopeless romantic so anything that is R&B or smooth music I love. Here are some examnples:

1. Jackson 5 "Got to be there"
2. Charlie Wilson "Charlie, last name Wilson"
3. Jagged Edge "Walked out of heaven"
4. The Isley Borthers "Me and Mrs. Jones"
5. Jodeci " My heart belongs to you" and "Forever my lady"

Have to add Baby Face, 112 and Ruff Endz too.

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Best way to put this, my current mood:

1. Cream- Sunshine of your Love
2. Scorpions- There's No One Like You
3. Nazareth- Hair of the Dog
4. Heart- Crazy On You
5. Blondie- Maria (Yes, gotta have Blondie [Smile] )

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I think like everyone that there are so many memories and so many favourite songs that 5 just doesn't do justice, however and in no particular order;

Lazarus - The Boo Radleys
Song To The Siren - This Mortal Coil
Black Star - Radiohead
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths
Glory Box - Portishead

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Portishead counts as oldies??

I figured there should be at least a 20 year minimum age requirement.

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quote:
Originally posted by greycat:
Portishead counts as oldies??

I figured there should be at least a 20 year minimum age requirement.

Not just Portishead then;

'Black Star' 1995
'Glory Box' 1994
'Lazarus' 1993
'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out' 1986

so here's my Friday One!
'Song To The Siren' 1983

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