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 Doremi_Fasolatido
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I always liked hearing Shirley Bassie singing the theme from the James Bond movie "Goldfinger". Great set of pipes on that Lady.
 ThePigOfYourDreams
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Posted: 1/7/2018 4:51:47 PM


How bout Chrissie Hynde? I saw the Pretenders in New Haven CT twice in 1980. Once at Toads Place and then again at Woolsey Hall(Yale University) All the original members of the band.


Toad's Place is a great venue. Love it. I had a blast there back in 2006, and have been wanting to go back. Yale University itself is a site to behold, as well.

As for Chrissie, I always knew she was a capable singer, but I felt she needed a big slow tempo ballad to give her the space to showcase her abilities, and they finally did one with "I'll Stand By You" in the 90's, which was great. Overall, I feel her influence on female rock vocalists has always been a bit understated.

Oh, and getting back to "unpopular opinions", The Pretenders also did a cover of Bob Dylan's ''Forever Young", and it blows his version out of the f*cking water.



Good point about Lana Del Ray--her prior work struck me as soulful, wistful and funereal--or maybe i'm getting old and retrospectral


The woman I mentioned a while back who was horrible at texting, but great conversationalist, is a total dead ringer for her. So much that I always added "Del Rey" to her name (it's Deanna) anytime I addressed her.

As for Lana herself, I'm a big fan and have all of her work. A lot of it is dark, ethereal, and she is actually a great lyricist.

She's being sued by Radiohead for plagiarism, and I KNEW it was coming the very second I heard the song after getting her latest album back in July. Funny enough, it's also my favorite song on the album. It's called "Get Free". I need to go and analyze the two songs closely, but unless something has changed, I believe there has to be 8 or more notes of a riff or melody identical in order for it to be classified as plagiarism. Beats and progressions can't be copywritten.



Anybody know any music from this decade?


Awwww, you bet I do, dear. Enjoy this little ditty from a band whose singer is an adorable kitten of a woman.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VHA0H8peZ0
 cooldog65
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Posted: 1/7/2018 11:28:11 PM

I always liked hearing Shirley Bassie singing the theme from the James Bond movie "Goldfinger". Great set of pipes on that Lady.


Dame Shirley Bassey has an incredible set of pipes. I just purchased a 3 disc boxset of hers that actually did not include "Goldfinger", but "Diamonds Are Forever" was present.

She did many great covers of hit songs. This cover of "Light My Fire" is one of my favorites. It has a Bond like feel to it.

https://youtu.be/CeE0fpKjbKI
 vlad dracul
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Posted: 1/8/2018 12:40:32 AM
I'm no sure if this will mean anything to yous shermans and crazy canucks but when Chrissie Hynde arrived on our shores she was a fixture at vivienne westwood and malcolm mcclarens kings road shop sex?

Now legend has it that chrissie hynde appeared in a band with steve strange ( visage and the tune fade to grey) called The Moors Murderers.

It was as controversial as anyone could want. The moors murderers ian brady and myra hindley kidnapped bairns and tortured them to death. Then buried the wee ones on saddleworth moor just outside greater manchester.

One of the bairns remains has never been found. Hindley and brady are both dead now........


"Dave Goodman. There was a support band who I assumed were friends of the 'Slits'. They had this singer dressed in black leather calling himself 'Steve Strange'. I also remember at least one female musician who turned out to be Chrissie Hynde. The other female could have been Patti Paladin.

I couldn't believe it when they announced themselves as 'The Moors Murderers'. It really was controversial; I had lived through that gruesome event and the darkness it brought to my childhood still felt gloomy. To protect me, my mum would remove any 'Moors Murderers' tabloid sensationalism from the papers after reading it herself.

However it’s at this show that Goodman is approached about recording the band.

Dave Goodman. After the show Steve Strange came up to me at the mixing desk and confirmed the band's name. I'd heard right - it was as I thought. We got talking. It turned out that they had this song called 'Free Hindley'. They'd just performed it but I hadn't noticed. Steve wanted to record his 'Free Hindley' song.

http://www.davegoodman.co.uk/Steve%20Strange.htm

https://www.punk77.co.uk/groups/moors_murderers_part2.htm


The Smiths song Suffer Little Children is a haunting song about the murdered bairns.

Oh Manchester So Much To Answer For


Suffer Little Children

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tHaUiHextFk
 CBGB77
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How bout Chrissie Hynde? I saw the Pretenders in New Haven CT twice in 1980. Once at Toads Place and then again at Woolsey Hall(Yale University) All the original members of the band.


Toad's Place is a great venue. Love it. I had a blast there back in 2006, and have been wanting to go back. Yale University itself is a site to behold, as well.

I used to live in New Haven,this is a photo from 1980 when I worked at a record store on Whitney Ave calledFestoons. I bought this T-shirt at the Woolsey Hall show.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/fuzztone65/Radiodrome/RecordStore-1.jpg
 gtomustang
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Posted: 1/8/2018 2:07:59 PM
New Haven has two great geographic factors going for it. Its got a great Ivy League university for support, and its in the short distance between NYC and Boston--just get off Interstate 95 and there it is. a lot of bands pick up gas money on their way to big gigs in both cities, and Yale provides people ready-made to hear whatever genre is playing. Now, we have two world-class casinos for bands and comedians and other entertainers to play in, as well. its money lying there to be picked up.

There also used to be a great paper (playlist?) that supported local bands. I still have the multidisc "Music to Waste Your Wednesdays By" someplace.
 Sandbyday
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Posted: 1/8/2018 6:02:48 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1L0trYyMxE

Always liked this version of "In The Pines".

It was hard to figure how to play until I watched the youtube.

Suzy Thompson uses what I think is an open G tuning with a drop D bass on the bottom.
 ThePigOfYourDreams
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Posted: 1/9/2018 6:15:47 AM

I used to live in New Haven,this is a photo from 1980 when I worked at a record store on Whitney Ave calledFestoons. I bought this T-shirt at the Woolsey Hall show.


Heh, I would have never guessed that was you. Did you ever know of a band called INK when you were in New Haven? (they're still around, I believe)


I think is an open G tuning with a drop D bass on the bottom.


Indeed it is. Nice vibrato she has, too.

Funny story - a few years ago, my neighbor wanted to set up his guitar and tune it to Nashville tuning. I was very emphatic in telling him he absolutely needed the proper strings.

He didn't believe me, and watching him try to do it with a standard set of 11 gauge Elixir acoustic strings was one of the funniest things I have ever witnessed in my life.
 Sandbyday
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Posted: 1/29/2018 10:49:40 PM
Haha yeah that learning curve flatlined pretty quick.

I like an indie Western Australian sisters band called The Waifs.
The sisters handle most all the lyrics. The double live cd is best -
or here's one of their best - 8 min. but kicks butt as it progresses.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuGk16mLTW4
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