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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by Fretless » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:05 am

Here is one for the West Yorkshire mafia - at least those with long memories.

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If you drive out of Huddersfield town centre on the Manchester Road, then go up through Paddock on Church St. then you come to a roundabout, taking the 2nd exit (Longwood Rd) and then looking immediately to your left there is a tiny shop (now a hairdressers, I see from Google Earth). This was once 'Roundabout Records'.

In the early 80's, I got my first proper job, as a Computer Operator in a large mail-order firm in Bradford, and had money to spend and free afternoons (when shifts would allow). Then I would go up the hill to Paddock and spent a lot of time with owner John - who was a total music freak and had started a 2nd-hand record shop based on his own LP collection.

Here I was introduced to an enormous amount of great music from the 60's and 70's and I find myself recently revisiting a lot of the albums I heard then: Affinity, Spring, Cressida, Czar, Fantasy, Comus.

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Affinity-Affinity 1970 [FULL ALBUM]

Here is the (only) album from Affinity. Kind of cross between Janis Joplin and the Moody Blues. Jazzy and slightly psychedelic with a terrific lady singer.

Memories, memories .....
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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by jayman67 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:06 pm

george michael-older
the dog hates it!

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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by OrangeFixie » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:20 pm

Dexys Midnight Runners, 'Don't Stand Me Down'. I didn't like them back in the day, but the single 'This is What She's Like' remains one of my favourites. Saw them live in Bristol about 4 years ago, brilliant.

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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by Fretless » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:06 am

Giving 'Little Fictions' from Elbow a first spin.
It's good on dreamy atmospheres but lacking on the anthemic tunes that made 'Build a Rocket Boys' and 'Seldom Seen Kid' so awesome!
Maybe it just needs a couple of plays to grow....

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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by BillyBones » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:37 pm

Fretless wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:05 am
Here is one for the West Yorkshire mafia - at least those with long memories.

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If you drive out of Huddersfield town centre on the Manchester Road, then go up through Paddock on Church St. then you come to a roundabout, taking the 2nd exit (Longwood Rd) and then looking immediately to your left there is a tiny shop (now a hairdressers, I see from Google Earth). This was once 'Roundabout Records'.


I know that area very well, go up and down it most weekdays in my van. I bet it's changed a lot since you were there I'm guessing.
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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by Fretless » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:59 pm

At the time I lived in a house at the bottom of Whitehead Lane in Primrose Hill.
'Cruising' virtually (Google street view) through Huddersfield - some things have hardly changed at all, and other areas beyond all recognition.
I was there about 10 years ago and wanted to go for a drink at the famous Castle Hill Inn, but when I made it to the top of the hill - the pub had completely vanished!! Used to go up there quite a lot.
Found out later that a couple of cowboys had bought it up and enlarged the premises without bothering to ask for planning permission. When the council found out they ordered that the new building be demolished.

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Well, it was 35 years ago and a pint of bitter was 70p. :guiness;
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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by BillyBones » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:47 pm

I often go and park up on Castle Hill on my break, it's a stunning view from up there on a clear day. I had no idea that there used to be a pub there!
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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by _D_S_J_R_ » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:07 am

After reading stuff going down elsewhere and here, this record came to mind -

Talk Talk _Colour of Spring

Any track will do. I'd forgotten how bloody good this album is in almost every way, sonically, musically and emotionally too...

'Nobody knows how long,Rustling leaves unrhyme
Lullaby breeze unsung, Babel of dreams unwinds in memory

As bad as bad becomes,It's not a part of you
And love is only sleeping, Wrapped in neglect
Time it's time to live

Kissing a grey garden, Shadow and shade
Sunlight treads softly

As bad as bad becomes, It's not a part of you, Contempt is ever breeding
Trapped in itself, Time it's time to live

As bad as bad becomes, It's not a part of you
The wicked and the weeping, Ramble or run
Time it's time to live, Time it's time to live for living



Now that it's over, Rest your head'
...I have renounced the worldly bustle and live in peace at a quiet place,
I live alone in this my heaven, in my love (and) in my songs.

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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by wiicrackpot » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:09 pm

I've seen ''colour of spring'' mentioned through the years as yet never got round to buying it or hearing it,
thats the one with the dodgy kids choir in it innit.

Edit: found it 'happiness is easy', not in-tune and mumbling mess. :-?

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Re: Your last listen

Unread post by _D_S_J_R_ » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:31 pm

See, Andy, you need to read the lyrics and then try to 'feel' them and the possible cynicism, sarcasm or frustration to explain the kids choir. "Little sheep don't let your feet stray.." and so on. The song wouldn't have worked so well with adults singing those parts as to me the kids confer a blind faith and possible innocence of the universe around them? I'll disappear back under my stone in a minute...

Makes you feel much older
Sublime the blind parade
It wrecks me how they justify their acts
Of war, they assemble, they pray
Take good care of what the priests say
'After death it's so much fun'
Little sheep, don't let your feet stray

Happiness is easy
(Joy be written on the Earth)
(And the sky above)
(Jesus, star that shines so bright)
(Gather us in love)


Guilt upon their shoulders
How well the cause evades
Infecting your religions, claiming pacts
It's easy to shoulder the blame

Happiness is easy
(Little ships of Galilee)
Happiness is easy
(Standing on the sea)
Happiness is easy
(Jesus tried to love us all)
Happiness is easy
(Be a friend to me)



Try to teach my children
To recognise excuse before it acts
From love & conviction to pray
Take good care of what the priests say:
"After death it's so much fun"
Little sheep, don't let your feet stray

Happiness is easy

(Little ships of Galilee)
(Standing on the sea)
(Jesus tried to love us all)
(Be a friend to me)
(Little ships of Galilee)
(Standing on the sea)
(Jesus tried to love us all)
(Be a friend to me)
(Joy be written upon the Earth)
(And the sky above)
(Jesus, star that shines so bright)
(Gather us in love).....
...I have renounced the worldly bustle and live in peace at a quiet place,
I live alone in this my heaven, in my love (and) in my songs.

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