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I spent some time listening to Swift's 'The Tortured Poet's Department'. I am not a Swift fan and this album will not convert me either. It's middle of the road pop and for me there are no stand out tracks. It's all a bit predictable. Well produced but nothing really grabs me. Nice try but no cigar. She needs to break away from the formulaic pop drivel and try to be creative and make something really original and unique but I am sure her management will not want that. They want to keep her on the money trail.
Somewhere between right and wrong there is a garden. I will meet you there - Rumi
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^^
cudo's for giving it a go Jerome.
"BTO....Bachman,Turner,Overweight
They were big in the 70s....for five minutes,on a Saturday,after lunch..."  -  Me 2014.


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(22-04-2024, 13:42)CRAZY-HORSE Wrote: ^^
cudo's for giving it a go Jerome.

I agree
now if we can get Ruby to listen to it

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[Image: 220px-Small_Faces_-_Ogdens%27_Nut_Gone_Flake.png]

SMALL FACES  "ogdens' nut gone flake"  cd/vinyl 1968

their third and final UK release prior to disbanding, 
fourth if you count the debut US album which was a mish mash of the first two UK releases...
they did reform in the mid 1970s for two further albums which were pretty decent affairs...
my favourite album of all time by my favourite group of all time and my favourite male vocalist of all time...
first side opens with a psychedelic instrumental then we get some heavy rock, some blues similar to what vocalist Steve Marriott would do with his next project Humble Pie, a music hall type tune and their hit single "lazy sunday"....
side two of the vinyl tells a story of Happiness Stan who tries to find the missing half of the moon, the story is told by UK funnyman Stanley Unwin (who specialised in gobbledegook) between the tracks...
this side contains blues, blues rock, psychedelia, folk and rock tunes...
album was criticised upon release for its advertisments in UK papers which rewrote The Lords' Prayer using refernces to the band and the album title, the band thought it was amusing but the righteous and Holy people did not see the funny side of it.
anyway i own the standard cd, the cd in a tobacco tin, the 50th anniversary multi cd box set and the vinyl of this album...

a copy of the Lords' Prayer  rewrite:

Small Faces
Which were in the studios
Hallowed by thy name
Thy music come
Thy songs be sung
On this album as they came from your heads
We give you this day our daily bread
Give us thy album in a round cover as we give thee 37/9d
Lead us into the record stores
And deliver us Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake
For nice is the music
The sleeve and the story
For ever and ever, Immediate.

I LOVE THIS ALBUM

something from the album that is often forgotten



"BTO....Bachman,Turner,Overweight
They were big in the 70s....for five minutes,on a Saturday,after lunch..."  -  Me 2014.


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Today's pick - a brilliant rendition of an Elton classic - https://youtu.be/xzo8BQZp9tQ?si=iKiLxdls-evSoFi7
Somewhere between right and wrong there is a garden. I will meet you there - Rumi
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(22-04-2024, 20:03)Music Head Wrote:
(22-04-2024, 13:42)CRAZY-HORSE Wrote: ^^
cudo's for giving it a go Jerome.

I agree
now if we can get Ruby to listen to it

Oh – you might be surprised at what I DO listen to. Or try to listen to! I check out a lot of the clips you all post (with obvious exceptions - not gonna torture myself - see no point in that!). I dipped into the Taylor Swift album - it doesn’t interest me at all. Very MOR. In 50 years from now, I doubt any of these songs will be remembered and the Swifty hype goes right over my head. I understand the entertainment package and the appeal, especially in our Insta world, but can her music stand up on its own? Does it even need to? Everything about the music industry has changed beyond recognition, and in a relatively short period of time. I'm obviously old school - Amen. 

I had a go at the new Pearl Jam too. Fizzled out halfway through that. Initially thought I could manage it but the sounds became annoying – like a bee buzzing around my head. Lol! Gave the new Ian Hunter a listen as well. Meh.

Yours truly
Fussyguts
"The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us." ~ Bill Watterson
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^^
great reply Ruby.

i love the cover of the new Pearl Jam album, heard a couple of tracks but wasnt enough for me want to listen to the entire album.

Ian Hunter, i really liked his first solo album but after that i lost interest in him
"BTO....Bachman,Turner,Overweight
They were big in the 70s....for five minutes,on a Saturday,after lunch..."  -  Me 2014.


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Today's pick - not everyone's cup of tea but one of my favourite tracks from Rick Wakeman's 'White Rock' album. A brilliant blend of piano and synths.

https://youtu.be/JU8uRPComY0?si=wsmIfe02mLo8KeBw
Somewhere between right and wrong there is a garden. I will meet you there - Rumi
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Today's pick - https://youtu.be/_KDCuKHgBNQ?si=KYXqjfZ8UqNRlK3Q
Somewhere between right and wrong there is a garden. I will meet you there - Rumi
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Today's pick - https://youtu.be/nhMbx0WV3TI?si=k3VeisnD5r9aQ_Kh
Somewhere between right and wrong there is a garden. I will meet you there - Rumi
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