I remember hearing these songs that seemed pretty good, I think. But then never heard anything from the band afterwards. Were they any good to anyone else here?
The Bangles ( I think ) Walk Like An Egyptian. This song really never made much sense to me, but it sounded good. Did you think the guitar playing was good? I think I heard it was a woman that played it. That would be interesting to learn about women that are good at playing instruments. Do you think?
Murry Head, One Night In Bankok. Did you think this was good?
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Dayna wrote: That would be interesting to learn about women that are good at playing instruments. Do you think?
Yes. I've found much information on this forum about women in music - musicians, singers, composers, producers... I noticed, the most times women musicians were listed in one thread (other than the Canon Cathedral or the obituaries) was on the thread about bass players.
Just dipping here where you're all mad. Spooky Tooth were a sort of English/ Welsh/ American prototype heavy rock band from the late 60s and early 70s. They made several albums with titles like "You Broke My Heart, So I Busted Your Jaw". They also made what I think is the scariest record ever made: "Ceremony" which was the weirdest concoction. Imagine the Catholic Mass set to doomy heavy rock a la 1969 - loads of heavy Hammond organ and distorted guitar - with the most earth shatteringly terrifying special effects laid over the top by a French avant-garde musique concrete composer named Pierre Henri. Has to be heard to be believed. I heard it when I was 11 and it scared the crap out of me. I'm 46 now and it STILL DOES!
I always wanted to go to the moon because you could jump so high. I'd wear my trusty Doctor Martens.
Well, I was a Spooky Tooth admirer way back in the late 60's when it was 'cool' to like bands that had n't 'gripped' the publics attention.
For some reason I thought Mike Harrison was the 'guiding force'. "It's all about" is a great Lp with some good cover versions ... but hey I was about 17 years old at that time, what did I know ...ooh la la! ooh la la la la!
"ah, yes but have you heard this?" as you passed them your Lp to be put on the Dansette (how come it was always sunny then as well and no such thing as global warming existed) Terry Reid was in the same stable.
Spooky Tooth recorded on the Island record label, who at the time had some great acts.
I just realised that they had two keyboard players in the band as well, which obviously was an unusual line up.
That wonderfully melancholic Blues voice is back and intact
Mike Harrison's Late Starter
With this solo return, the man from Spooky Tooth and the Hamburg Blues Band, whose gritty R&B voice is bigger than his stature, reclaims the territory of his erstwhile Star-Club outfit The V.I.P.s: and this is meant as an absolute recommendation. A burning production, which is in turns sensitively balanced and "cranked up to 11" in terms of intensity, defines Mike Harrison's inimitable, lamenting voice and its emotional range in a brilliant way.
There is a brave determination to reveal his melancholic side - apart from the Frankie Miller cover "A Fool In Love", Etta James' I Can Give You Everything" and "The Rock", Harrison chose slow numbers almost exclusively: putting his own stamp on "Out Of The Rain" and "Jealous Kind", only to reach for even more dramatic depths with Ray Charles material: "Come Back Baby", for instance, gets an immaculate rendition, with precise solo work by Leeman (g) and Axel Fuhrmann (org).
Amidst all this world-weariness, the man from Carlisle makes sure that he never shows too much presence, nor is he ever overpowered by his Trust (-worthy) band: apart from the experienced, versatile and sure-footedly grooving Hans Wallbaum (who was even able to impress good old Chuck Berry on occasion), we get to hear Trotter (b, harp) and Mischka (p). In the home run, Harrison delivers four twelve bar Blues tracks in a row -and the risk does actually do the trick, especially during repeated spins: "Sinners Prayer", "Drown In My Old Tears", "Let's Go Get Stoned", all of them made popular courtesy of Brother Ray, and "I've Got Dreams To Remember" amalgamate into a compact unity, with all the necessary contrasts fully intact. A skillful, wise and witty return, then, though its deserved success will depend on both solid promotion and back-up via consistent live work.
Gordon, Did you ever see that old Jerry Lewis movie,where he went to live on the moon, & met the beautiful Russian woman? I cant' remember what it was called. It was such a long time ago. That sounds like something you would like.
Dayna, I know the one you were thinking of. It's the one also known as " Jerry Lewis goes to the moon and meets beautiful Russian women"
I think I'm right in thinking she was only 13 and he got into a load of trouble over it. It did n't bother him though he just kept on pumping that piano.
Jerry was always getting mixed up with the piano player who worked a lot with Dean Martin.
come to think of it he was also in a film "Visit to a small planet" in which Kreton (Jerry Lewis) is an alien from outer space who is fascinated by human beings. He decides to come to Earth for and extended vacation and becomes friends with a suburban family. Along the way he falls in love with their daughter (Joan Blackman). However, there is force field around him that prevents any physical contact as his race has abolished any form of affection. After petitioning the superiors of his planet, he is made human. At first he is happy, but he comes to realize that being human isn't always happy, it comes with other less desired emotions such as sadness and jealousy. He decides that those emotions are not worth the trouble and he returns to his own planet.
oh by the way Dayna you should also check out 'the weavers answer' by 'family'. Which was made around about the time Spooky Tooth were on the up. It would nt surprise me in the slightest to find that this song had inspired Gary to have a dream which resulted in his biggest 'hit'.
ps I was wrong about the road closure, it does n't come into effect until the 12th March.
What the heck is a Clanger Trap? A strange moon instrument?
Our roads were covered with snow this morning. It's so irratating when you try going to work in the morning & brush all this new snow off the windows, & get going down the road & all your windows get fogged up,so you can't see. Did you ever have that problem?
Did you ever like Rubberband Man? I have heard & loved that song all these years & never knew who sang it. Then yesterday, I heard it was by The Spinners.