Well since I already admitted shoplifting from Woolworth's I might as well admit the pop bottles i turned in for the 2 or 5 cent deposit were not, strictly speaking, found in parks and roadsides...most of them came from a pop machine in the basement of a nearby hospital with a big rack along the side for empties....my friend Ken Fuller ( a gentile, if you must know....leading an innocent Jew down the path of crime, of course), and I figured out that when no one was watching we could walk off with all the deposit bottles and convey them to the nearby grocery store for cold, hard cash....not a thought for the poor machine operator and his starving children.....maybe it was karma that found me investing some of this ill gotten bhunda in a Monkees rip-off album.
Brilliant story. I'm surprised you're not President or The Ruler of The Queen's Navy with a background like that.
And who comes here to wish me well? A sweetly-scented angel fell, She laid her head upon my disbelief, And bathed me with her ever-smile.
AAAAAAAAAARGHHHH....I bought that album...with very, very hard earned pop-bottle deposit money...convinced i had found a good deal...it cost $1.99 at the local 7-11 store and the real Monkeee's second album cost $3.99 at the record store. Took it home IT WASN'T THE MONKEES...just a crappy band doing covers of Monkee songs from the first two albums and the TV show. The 7-11 would not give me my money back and I'm still MAD.
Oh dear! I think we've all been there. Can anyone remember the Embassy records at Woolworths? Some of the cover artists weren't too bad while others were awful.
Only ever bought a couple because the father of one of my friends played on them. He never received much in royalties and became a plumber and decorator.
Now that's rock 'n' roll.
And the slightly preposterous, over-the-top idea that you can cram 8,040 years of history into 52 minutes, why mess about? Get on with it – do something challenging.
Dont know - it's not in my collection ;D I think they were on the same record label, Tavern, as other cover bands of that ilk like the more succcessful Barron Knights. Music that you had to sit and listen to with your parents on 60's "Entertainment" shows... No wonder we rebelled
jackinthegreen: Eye in the Sky is a great song... ....don't know much more of his stuff though.....
Jul 16, 2014 20:18:28 GMT
onewhiteduck: Injection Done f**k the needle was a long one. Feet up, daughter on Tea/Toast with Marmite Rota. I pod fully charged listening to Stormwatch. I'm getting a very strong Stormwatch vibe lately. Any idea why?
Jul 18, 2014 11:45:35 GMT
maddogfagin: Good album that's why. Nothing more and nothing less - hope shoulder now well and on the mend.
Jul 18, 2014 15:07:25 GMT
tootull: Stormwatch is a great listen, (easy to get addicted to) - atmospheric like some of Homo Erraticus
Jul 18, 2014 16:39:45 GMT
steelmonkey: I remember leaving the house to go out into the SF night, in 1979, the lyrics of Orion guiding my every move, it felt like.
Jul 18, 2014 21:14:00 GMT
maddogfagin: HE and Stormwatch could be cousins or even closer family members
Jul 19, 2014 8:53:58 GMT
jackinthegreen: Sorry but Martin Barre at the Italian Convection ......
Jul 19, 2014 22:38:03 GMT
jackinthegreen: Not for me Martin, not even a good tribute band, and I have loved Tull since 1969.....
Jul 19, 2014 22:39:58 GMT
onewhiteduck: I have to agree, The Martin Barre Band could be so much more, driving blues rock, not rehashed Tull stuff.
Jul 20, 2014 18:12:52 GMT
steelmonkey: I am no longer Steelmonkey...I am now: 'He who used to think Sailor was a useless snippet and now bow before it's awesome majesty'.
Jul 20, 2014 21:09:33 GMT
steelmonkey: Listen for Martin Barre utter, unique guitar voice magic in 'The Big Top'.....something in there related to: Son, Locomotive Breath and, above all, Critique Oblique.
Jul 20, 2014 21:11:11 GMT
steelmonkey: Will we one day look back and explain to our descendants: ' and then the APP remix killed the wandering man ' ?
Jul 20, 2014 21:12:12 GMT
maddogfagin: They'll give us 110% for our taste in music
Jul 21, 2014 8:46:30 GMT
JTull 007: Actually the Wandering Man has made the APP remix even more successful. For younger fans that are learning about new TULL, they can find out what made us Older TULL Fans so crazy...
Jul 21, 2014 20:00:05 GMT
maddogfagin: And so say all of us. It certainly makes this old(ish) Tull fan happy
Jul 22, 2014 8:04:16 GMT