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« Reply #25120 on: August 14, 2018, 07:37:11 AM »
The Kink Kontroversy





I have always really liked the sound of The Kinks. This album featured such classics as Till The End Of The Day and Where Have All The Good Times Gone. Super stuff.
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« Reply #25121 on: August 14, 2018, 01:31:22 PM »


Their first album is better, excellent actually. This one is just ok.

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« Reply #25122 on: August 14, 2018, 01:37:22 PM »


Their first album is better, excellent actually. This one is just ok.

I like the photo, but I also like the cover.
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« Reply #25123 on: August 14, 2018, 03:49:30 PM »
No accounting for taste eh? But we will keep that among ourselves  ;)  ;D

Since she chose me, I hesitate to question her taste.  ;)

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« Reply #25125 on: August 16, 2018, 01:35:31 PM »




Aretha Franklin
 - Wth The Ray Bryant Combo (1961)
 - The Tender, The Moving, The Swinging (1962)
 - Unforgettable: A Tribute To Dinah Washington (1964)
 - Running Out Of Fools (1964)

RIP
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« Reply #25126 on: August 17, 2018, 07:42:01 AM »
The Beatles: Rubber Soul





Great album with classic songs.
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« Reply #25127 on: August 17, 2018, 07:42:50 AM »
Since she chose me, I hesitate to question her taste.  ;)


 :laugh:

A very wise and forward looking philosophy  ;)
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« Reply #25128 on: August 17, 2018, 10:28:00 AM »
:laugh:

A very wise and forward looking philosophy  ;)

 8)

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« Reply #25129 on: August 17, 2018, 10:29:27 AM »
The Beatles: Rubber Soul



Great album with classic songs.

Indeed! This is the first album in their discography where I really love every song.
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« Reply #25130 on: August 17, 2018, 11:48:30 AM »
8)

Now:



This takes me back to a time where I used to categorise many of the young women I knew in to your one of two quite different groups. The first all seemed to own a copy of Solitude by Susanne Vega, while the others owned an album by Anita Baker which I can't remember the name of, but it featured a single titled Sweet Love. I think both albums must have been issued in the same year? Anyway, shocking stereotyping by me.  :o ;D

e: this is the Anita Baker album -



I remember the album cover because as a photographer her foot being so close to the edge is the sort of thing that can make me feel itchy.  ;D
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« Reply #25131 on: August 17, 2018, 12:43:07 PM »
Indeed! This is the first album in their discography where I really love every song.

Agreed; I think that it was a landmark, breakthrough album for them.

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« Reply #25132 on: August 17, 2018, 12:44:02 PM »
This takes me back to a time where I used to categorise many of the young women I knew in to your one of two quite different groups. The first all seemed to own a copy of Solitude by Susanne Vega, while the others owned an album by Anita Baker which I can't remember the name of, but it featured a single titled Sweet Love. I think both albums must have been issued in the same year? Anyway, shocking stereotyping by me.  :o ;D

e: this is the Anita Baker album -



I remember the album cover because as a photographer her foot being so close to the edge is the sort of thing that can make me feel itchy.  ;D

I absolutely LOVE that Anita Baker album. It was impeccably recorded and mastered too.
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« Reply #25133 on: August 17, 2018, 01:00:00 PM »
Indeed! This is the first album in their discography where I really love every song.

Hm...is there a bad song on Hard Days Night?

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« Reply #25134 on: August 17, 2018, 01:01:07 PM »
I absolutely LOVE that Anita Baker album. It was impeccably recorded and mastered too.

Ah, you know it. Cool.  8)
I don't remember those aspects of it. For me it's probably a case of hearing a track from it now, recognising that I've definitely heard it before, but not knowing who or what it is. Ingrained but unidentifiable. ;D

Just looked and it's from 1986, with Solitude Standing the following year (in the UK anyway) which kind of surprises me - would've thought they're a little earlier. So back then I was 22 or 23. I wonder if that's even the last time I heard them - and although I won't have that info in my diaries I'm going to check out that time period anyway. :)
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« Reply #25135 on: August 17, 2018, 01:07:45 PM »
Which girlfriends do you remember more fondly? Team Vega or Team Baker?

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« Reply #25136 on: August 17, 2018, 01:35:43 PM »
Which girlfriends do you remember more fondly? Team Vega or Team Baker?

;D Both were cool in their own way. From what I remember a kind of obvious stereotype probably existed there too, because I knew a lot drama students and University students who were laidback and seemed more liberated politically and sexually and all that. Those were the Vega listeners. There was one I was crazy about and then ultimately heartbroken by.  :laugh: She had Louise Brooks hair.  8)
The Baker Mob were more glam and aware of trends, had different goals and stuff. Fashion conscious, clubbers, marching powder etc, wilder in many ways. And that could be attractive.

It's kind of late here for diary diving, but I'll look at some point because it was a good time in my life.
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« Reply #25137 on: August 17, 2018, 02:02:14 PM »
Apologies for taking the thread so OT -

Loose pages but definitely from the 1980s. A play at the Edinburgh Festival by the Irish dramatist Freddy Anderson, titled 'Oiney Hoi', featuring a young amateur actress. I got to meet her, hooked up on and off, and bought her a copy of the Anita Baker album for xmas. How about that?
She got a job as a runner for London Weekend Television. Never saw her again. Just looked on IMDb and she's in her 50s and has produced a few low budget, low class, z grade celebrity exposes in Hollywood.
Trivia - the theatre the play was performed in was run by gangster and convicted murderer Jimmy Boyle.
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« Reply #25138 on: August 17, 2018, 02:06:33 PM »
Nice. I wish I could have had your experiences and memories.

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« Reply #25139 on: August 17, 2018, 02:23:49 PM »
Nice. I wish I could have had your experiences and memories.

I'm sure you've good and fun experiences of your own. :)
Mine weren't all cool and there was bad stuff too. But the good memories are mostly a result of having no responsibilities (apart from my grandmother) and the nature of my job and the people I got to meet as a result of it. And also because I've never owned a television.  ;D

Anyway, back on topic and as a result of this conversation I'm now going to listen to this, which In think was two or maybe three years before that time period.

Marshall Crenshaw - Marshall Crenshaw



Catchy little pop songs delivered via a tight three piece band.

e: 4-5 years before - longer than I thought.
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"You overestimate my power of attraction," he told her. "No, I don't," she replied sharply, "and neither do you".