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#51 2016-05-28 00:35:09

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Re: 1970 AM Radio Rock Bands

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#52 2016-05-28 00:47:49

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#53 2016-05-28 00:50:43

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#54 2016-05-28 00:52:41

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#55 2016-05-28 01:02:32

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#56 2016-05-28 07:37:53

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There were a select few of us weirdos on my campus into electric Miles. Same kids who liked Keith Jarrett and Weather Report, mainly my art school and music school cohorts. However, I remember one of my friends who literally threatened to break Big Fun into pieces if I played it in his presence again.

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#57 2016-05-29 00:22:47

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The day before I left the UK for good, I went up Moel Famau the highest hill in the Clwydian Range, I had Big Fun on my CD Walkman. On Sunday's when I lived in Rio, as part of my daily walk, I would visit the Jardim Botanico and the palm tree avenue always benefitted from Miles Pangaea. As strange as this music is, it's good for getting in touch with nature. It doesn't work for long road trips though.


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#58 2016-05-29 03:44:36

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I saw Miles Davis in Washington somewhere around 1986-87, I forget where exactly. The Warner, maybe. Not a stadium, or a really big place. It was unbearably loud. The band set up a pretty stiff groove. Davis was dressed up like an intergalactic pimp, and he mostly just shifted around, staring at the floor. Occasionally he'd make a "BLAT!" noise on his trumpet, or poke at a keyboard. The show started and then it stopped. The musicians left the stage, the lights came on, and that was it. We looked at each other and someone said "For five bucks we could have gone to the 9:30 Club and heard somebody who was alive." Very disappointing, to say the least.

Unlike, say P-Funk at Constitution Hall somewhere in this same time frame. Spaceship and everything, and infinitely more fun.

 

#59 2016-05-29 07:17:36

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The Montreux collection is interesting as you see Miles deteriorating and all that shiny stuff was covering up his fragility and at the end of one concert he goes off with a walking stick and you can see he's not a well man at all and his vitality is long gone.

Still, he could do a great version of Human Nature during those years. And the last DVD from 1991 not long before he died, they try to do recreate the Gil Evans produced Miles Ahead and Miles is embarrassed, nervous and exposes the real reason he couldn't go back: he could no longer play like that.


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#60 2016-05-29 10:49:08

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Patrick wrote:

... P-Funk ... Spaceship and everything, and infinitely more fun.

in one more effort to try to keep this interesting thread on topic - and I should have known better than to bring Miles into it given the monomania (but at least I didn't refer to Chet Baker oops I did it again) - may I opine that the appearance of Parliament in the Hot 100 in 1976 with Tear the Roof Off the Sucker was a major unexpected delight?

I know that '76 is later than the purview of the initial question but it was a phenomenal year for AM classics including Johnnie Taylor's Disco Lady (which of course was also magically P-Funked-out, RIP Glen Goins)


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#61 2016-05-30 06:02:13

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stanshall wrote:

Patrick wrote:

... P-Funk ... Spaceship and everything, and infinitely more fun.

....(but at least I didn't refer to Chet Baker oops I did it again)....

You never got stoned listening to Chet Baker's fusion tracks? And I don't mean with The Mariachi Brass!

Did anybody come across Cannonball Adderley's The Black Messiah? Same territory as Miles during the 70s, but some of it a bit more approachable. I picked it up last year on CD, supposedly a cult album at the time.

The thing with Parliament, I always think the production was poor. It seems to lack bass and clarity, whenever I've listened to an album or CD, it always sounds that something is missing to my ears in range and texture. Something lost in the production. So can't rave about them as others do.

What about Marvin Gaye's Here My Dear did that get any air play? Some outstanding tracks on that and A Funky Space Reincarnation seems to me a lost classic. Never heard it before I bought the album on CD, the expanded edition with three versions of this track.

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#62 2016-05-30 07:21:37

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This thread got me interested in the 70s side of my collection again. I'm currently addicted to Ram (Paul & Linda McCartney).

What I notice with many of my pre-1980 slabs of vinyl--almost anything, in fact, pressed between 1955 and 1980--is how well-preserved the vinyl is. When I was a very young kid, I played my old Beatles and Stones on some truly junky, horrible "record players." The so-called styli were more like nails. And yet, these LPs still sound almost free of noise. Makes me think the quality of vinyl pressed back in the day must have been of superior quality.

The me-decade gets a lot of bad press, but I enjoyed most of my time enduring the era of lime-green leisure suits, elephant bell bottoms, and rainbow flip-flops.

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#63 2016-05-30 08:11:39

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The worse vinyl was Virgin in the 1980's, almost flexible. I've some London Vogue jazz records from the early 60s and they are seriously chunky and meaty vinyl. Same too with Contemporary from the late 50s and early 60s.

Where were you living then Chipper?

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#64 2016-05-30 08:19:07

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Iowa. Just a high school and college kid. LPs were, like, all of $4 USD or so until around 1978. Records were sold all over the place, not just in the record stores, but drug stores, department stores, the local diner. Heaven.

Yeah, 80s vinyl was the worst.

For the record, so to speak, I never owned a leisure suit or elephant bell-bottoms. However, I did fancy some rainbows flip-flops with my 501s in the summertime.

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#65 2016-05-30 15:45:48

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4F Hepcat wrote:

stanshall wrote:

Patrick wrote:

... P-Funk ... Spaceship and everything, and infinitely more fun.

....(but at least I didn't refer to Chet Baker oops I did it again)....

The thing with Parliament, I always think the production was poor. It seems to lack bass and clarity, whenever I've listened to an album or CD, it always sounds that something is missing to my ears in range and texture. Something lost in the production. So can't rave about them as others do.

What about Marvin Gaye's Here My Dear did that get any air play? Some outstanding tracks on that and A Funky Space Reincarnation seems to me a lost classic. Never heard it before I bought the album on CD, the expanded edition with three versions of this track.

Parliament and Funkadelic albums were beautifully produced and arranged to my ears, I had /have many many of those LPs and 45s on vinyl from '76 onward, and we were maggotized thoroughly by that stuff, I'm listening to Dr. Funkenstein on my laptop's speakers right now and it's instantly got me feeling excellent, but if you don't feel it, you don't feel it .....

nevertheless too many others chose to make their funk the P-Funk and listened to it when they wanted to get funked up

I just heard it was gonna be one of those funky things and I wanted to get off at the function, to this day I feel that Funkenstein's funk is the best ......

my technical requirements are very low but my funkability quotient is very high

about the Marvin Gaye, AM-wise in the '70s he had two mega-monsters, "Let's Get It On" and "Got to Give It Up Part 1"

then he wandered the wilderness for years until he came up with another monster and got the healing

but Here My Dear was completely ignored even though it was worth listening to ... A Funky Space Reincarnation had zero chance of AM airplay given its eight-minute length and dope references ... it was far too nebulous for the radio ....


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#66 2016-05-30 15:53:36

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4F Hepcat wrote:

The worse vinyl was Virgin in the 1980's, almost flexible.

here the vinyl with the absolute worst reputation and deservedly so was RCA and especially RCA Camden ... no volume and the Camden was like a magazine insert flexi-disc

my Virgin Front Line reggae stuff from the late '70s was fine, no problems ..... got me U-Roy Dread In a Babylon and me Mighty Diamonds etc., they're still going strong .......

but the RCA stuff was scandalous, Muswell Hillbillies for example was muffled beyond salvation until it was remastered 30 years later ........


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#67 2016-05-30 16:03:02

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I dont know if any of you guys collect reggae 7s but my nomination for worst vinyl goes to Jamaican pressed vinyl from the 70s and 80s... I can't even describe it..almost patchwork in some instances

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#68 2016-05-30 17:48:04

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Oh, yeh, RCA vinyl. Like a thin sheet of plastic, almost. Terrible. Even the 60s and 70s stuff was thin.

No reggae collector here, Bop. I have Marley's Live album, though, which I adore.


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#69 2016-05-30 18:36:29

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Bop wrote:

I dont know if any of you guys collect reggae 7s but my nomination for worst vinyl goes to Jamaican pressed vinyl from the 70s and 80s... I can't even describe it..almost patchwork in some instances

as Tappa Zukie says, blammo, oh Lord ... I have some Bop, my friend has thousands, what you say is true, especially if they were ex-jukebox records

but those records would have bugs, weed, other detritus actually pressed into them at times, I spin them all the time .... yesterday .....


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#70 2016-05-30 18:42:42

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Chipper wrote:

Oh, yeh, RCA vinyl. Like a thin sheet of plastic, almost. Terrible. Even the 60s and 70s stuff was thin.

really junky stuff, Elvis budget line LPs ... the solo Lou and the Bowie and Kinks ... good artists, but the company was not happening, not like WEA and WB/Reprise, the hippest of the cool, in the '70s, for the rock .... and WB had Funkadelic too

the RCA stuff was as bad as Pickwick


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#71 2016-05-31 06:25:47

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What about cassette tapes? Everyone kind of takes the position that they were just into vinyl in the 70s and 80s, but I remember my dad's generation had pretty much gone over to buying tapes by the late 70s. It was not viewed as an inferior delivery method in any way, shape or form. It got rid of the crackles and those hifi's from the early 80s delivered a really beefy sound on tape. I set up a vintage Alpine a couple of years back and I can attest the sound on tape was seriously direct. Sharp, but without brittleness. I was very much a tape man myself before the CD age. Of course, people still bought 7" and 12" remixes, but on the whole, I remember cassette tape being king.


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#72 2016-05-31 07:19:44

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Back in the day I bought a few pre-recorded cassette tapes out of curiosity, and I thought they were horrible compared to my LPs. However, I did home record a lot, and I occasionally still do if I want to be particularly careful about preserving a rare or "special" LP. I can make home-recorded tapes of LPs, CDs, and radio broadcasts that sound far, far better than any pre-recorded cassette I've ever heard.


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#73 2016-05-31 08:51:48

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pre-recorded cassettes uniformly blew, blank Maxells ruled, I made hundreds and hundreds of tapes, was a mixtape king, for $1 or less a pop the blank cassette was a tremendous bargain and they lasted for years, loved cassette culture so much, sad it went ..........


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#74 2016-05-31 11:58:07

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What about 8 track cartridges? I had a player in my car in 1974 and the sound was terrific. Playing Marvin Gaye-What's Going On was a sure way to score with the ladies.


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#75 2016-05-31 12:43:15

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I have boxes and boxes of home-recorded tapes. I kept making them, mainly copies of LPs, up through about 2013, believe it or not, at which time my old Lexus sedan gave up the ghost. It was one of the last models to feature a stereo system with a high-quality cassette deck, and I'd play tapes for my work commute and long car trips.

stanshall wrote:

pre-recorded cassettes uniformly blew, blank Maxells ruled, I made hundreds and hundreds of tapes, was a mixtape king, for $1 or less a pop the blank cassette was a tremendous bargain and they lasted for years, loved cassette culture so much, sad it went ..........

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