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Pwned! 

 

Btw, this is what it looks like when you try to quote BloodBoal's pwnage on this crap forum software:

 

10 minutes ago, BloodBoal said:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Amazing he hasnt provided photographic evidence that I know Ed!

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One of his new tracks, I'm not sure which, I don't mind, it's quite good. Of course, radio play will make me hate it with every fiber of my being before the end of spring. 

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9 hours ago, Stefancos said:

Aren't they called "songs"?

 

I could tell you what they are, but they're definitely not songs.

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New Weezer single is out

 

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Yea... oh well.

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A well-known french version of a classic irish tune!

 

 

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Say,  Richard & Thor, did you ever see this? Parsons looks so young (and thin). I'll be honest, I never came across this music video before.

 

 

Damn, times were so much different then ...

 

 

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This would have been great for my teenage years

 

 

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An audiovisual gem find for me, it makes me want to watch the blu-ray of this impressionistic dreamy masterpiece immediately. 

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On 24.3.2017 at 4:40 PM, Alexcremers said:

Say,  Richard & Thor, did you ever see this? Parsons looks so young (and thin). I'll be honest, I never came across this music video before.

 

Yeah, I've seen it. Music videos were not APP's forte.

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I guess Richard never saw it but he's too afraid to admit it as it may hurt his image as a Pop/Prog man. ;)

 

I always thought APP weren't interested in making hits or even doing live performances at the time. I didn't even know that 'I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You' was a single. I thought they were a studio and album band. Maybe it was just to let the public know their new work was out? 

 

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They did very few live performances in the 70s and 80s, if any at all. At least, I'm not aware of any before the 1994 tour from which their first live album was recorded (at which point Woolfson was no longer part of the group). They were indeed very much a studio album band.

 

I think the music videos were just some cheap quickies they churned out for market necessity, and have very little of the perfectionism that defined their albums.

 

Of course, Woolfson had a long and productive career as songwriter before the APP, and although few of them became big hits, most of them were great period pop songs. One of the most popular (at least one of the most popular artists) may have been the moody folk song "Tomorrow's Calling" for Marianne Faithful:

 

 

 

Also, you may recognize the base melody of "Room at the Top of the Stairs" by Timothy Blue, which was later used in "The Cask of Amontillado":

 

 

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Yes, I definitely recognize that, Thor. However, I do miss the amazing backing vocals segment in that early version though ... ;)

 

What are these chains that are binding my arm?
Part of you dies each passing day
Say it's a game and I'll come to no harm
You'll feel your life slipping away

 

God, I love those voices! Should be heard on vinyl.

 

 

Never heard the Marianne Faithful song. Not really my kinda artist either.

 

Woolfson was clearly more into a more light radio stuff. I wonder who of the two (Parsons or Woolfson) was responsible for the 'Fantastic' element of their albums. Especially in the beginning, their albums felt almost like books or movies.

 

 

Alex

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Right. I've just seen the APP video. Apart from being funny, it's a little... well, almost irrelevant.

"Might hurt his image as a Prog/Pop man"? @#£%  you!!!!!!!!!!! :P

As for APP being publicity-shy; the booklets show lots of magazine covers (mostly from Europe) and interviews. TOM+I even had a " performance" at the Griffith Observatory.

The Timothy Blue song is nice, but TCOA is better.

Ps, has anyone heard the original FOREVER AUTUMN advert song?

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1 hour ago, Alexcremers said:

Woolfson was clearly more into a more light radio stuff. I wonder who of the two (Parsons or Woolfson) was responsible for the 'Fantastic' element of their albums. Especially in the beginning, their albums felt almost like books or movies.

 

Yeah, he was. Although several of the songs he wrote in the 60s and early 70s were rather 'high class' for light radio. Both in terms of arrangement and the 'melancholy' of the melodies -- which became even more evident with the APP stuff. I could list several other early Woolfson songs that displayed this (I have 20 of Woolfson's pre-APP songs, but still missing quite a few obscurities). The whole 'fantastic' or 'concept' idea came from Woolfson too. Parsons' involvement was primarily his engineering and producing skills (obviously) and also having his fair share of experience with prog rock conceptualizations. It was just a great match from the get-go.

 

1 hour ago, Richard said:

Ps, has anyone heard the original FOREVER AUTUMN advert song?

 

If you're referring to the Jeff Wayne song, no I haven't. His WAR OF THE WORLDS is one of those albums that I've been meaning to get for 25 years, but never got around to.

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So, in a sense, it was more like The Eric Woolson Project ... I guess 'Alan Parsons' sounded better.

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2 minutes ago, Alexcremers said:

So, in a sense, it was more like The Eric Woolson Project ...

 

It was indeed, especially in terms of the creative force or songwriting. But Parsons had the bigger 'name' at the time. Parsons also did most of the (non-orchestral) instrumentals.

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Almost weekend! Time for the 80's!

 

 

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Roxette....a stalwart of my youth, but I don't think I've ever been a fan outside nostalgia. I often pull out "The Look" in karaoke settings, though. I've learned that to a tee.

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