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Bye Bye Baby
« on: April 22, 2021, 11:02:20 pm »
Les McKeown has regretably hung up his tartan flares.  RIP.
The Bay City Rollers were rather entertaining and pretty groundbreaking in the 1970s.  Fun songs are always good when you're stuck in the mire.






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Re: Bye Bye Baby
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2021, 07:54:33 am »
Les McKeown has regretably hung up his tartan flares.  RIP.
The Bay City Rollers were rather entertaining and pretty groundbreaking in the 1970s.  Fun songs are always good when you're stuck in the mire.



Sad to hear that someone has passed away but the 70's was the decade that style and taste forgot.
Best left where it is....in the past.  :lol:

Ah, well, now, you see...erm...

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Re: Bye Bye Baby
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2021, 12:08:03 am »
I don't know. I've never quite managed to get this one by Hello from 1974 out of my head - it's almost punk in its delightful tight monotony. It's a cover, and the original was done in 1962 by The Exciters:


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Re: Bye Bye Baby
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2021, 01:29:05 am »
 the 70's was the decade that style and taste forgot.
Best left where it is....in the past.  :lol:
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Re: Bye Bye Baby
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2021, 12:29:38 am »
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Best left where it is....in the past.

Wasn't all bad. 



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Re: Bye Bye Baby
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2021, 09:32:58 am »
What!!! The 70's brought us punk! Real energy from anyone prepared to have a go.

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Re: Bye Bye Baby
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2021, 10:12:59 am »
Dickie
Don't forget,
Alex harvey
Captain sensible
Hawkwind
Beefheart
Hawkwind
Choen
Dylan
Floydd
Dury
The jam
Need I list more

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Re: Bye Bye Baby
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2021, 11:35:15 am »
Let's face it, 'pop' music reached its zenith about 1989 when electronic dance music was invented, and it's just been going steeply downhill ever since - and that's written from someone who participated in electronic dance music (I'm not ashamed). Now it's so worthless even young people don't listen to it. 'Dance music' is still going strong, however, which tells you all you need to know. They might be streaming it but they're not listening to it.

It's a weird sensation being an 'oldie' frustrated at young people's lack of interest in risky music. I thought it was supposed to be other way round. "But grandad, it's scaring me!" And with that in mind:


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Re: Bye Bye Baby
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2021, 12:42:02 pm »

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Re: Bye Bye Baby
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2021, 02:34:43 pm »
It's a weird sensation being an 'oldie' frustrated at young people's lack of interest in risky music. I thought it was supposed to be other way round. "But grandad, it's scaring me!"

I recall once describing Van Der Graaf Generator to someone as "the sort of prog rock that frightens children". It's probably as well I don't have kids otherwise I'd be using music as a weapon in family relations: "Don't want to go to bed? Suit yourself, but Daddy's going to be listening to his Peter Hammill and Captain Beefhart records again..."
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Re: Bye Bye Baby
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2021, 03:23:31 pm »
Now there's an idea. Not so much glam rock as inside-out rock, but from 1972 so it qualifies. But total genius - IMHO. The best musicians you never heard of. Though two of Zappa's exes helps.

Start at 3:28 if the first bit is too much. But try ;)


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Re: Bye Bye Baby
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2021, 06:56:02 pm »
It's a weird sensation being an 'oldie' frustrated at young people's lack of interest in risky music.



Perhaps because you're not in the "young person's" scene any more, you're not in tune with the risky music that young people enjoy these days? I can assure you that while the face of pop music is as bland as it ever was, there are still bands out there taking risks - it's just that there's so much more shite to sift through these days. There's some great artists out there who are producing music that would absolutely challenge some of the most hardened prog-rockers.

It's like me looking back at the early 70s and saying there were no risky bands out there, based purely on The Carpenters or whatever.

For what it's worth Captain Beefheart has been incredibly popular and influential for many of today's risky young artists. In fact there's this up-and-coming new musician called "Kanye West" you may have heard of, who lists Trout Mask Replica as one of his favourite albums, and along the same lines has also sampled King Crimson in his songs.
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Re: Bye Bye Baby
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2021, 09:05:53 am »
Having watched that Beefheart clip it would appear that the drummer is wearing either some underpants or swimming trunks on his head. Seems to do the job of keeping his hair out of the way of his face though, so can't knock it!
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Re: Bye Bye Baby
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2021, 04:57:49 pm »
Well Art Tripp, the drummer, was a rather talented chap up - from Wikipedia:

In 1962, Tripp enrolled at the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music to study percussion. His private teacher at the conservatory, Ed Weubold, was a percussionist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO). Tripp became a regular member of the CSO, performing with artists such as Igor Stravinsky, Isaac Stern, Leonard Rose, Jose Iturbi, Loren Hollender and Arthur Fiedler. In 1966, the US State Department sent the orchestra on a 10-week world tour, which provided additional experience for the young musician. During this time, Tripp also played two seasons as timpanist with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as a season with both the Cincinnati Summer Opera and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. He was selected by avant garde composer John Cage to work with him in performances and workshops when Cage became composer-in-residence at the Conservatory of Music.

Tripp graduated in 1966 with a Bachelor of Music degree and in 1967, accepted a scholarship to the Manhattan School of Music in New York, primarily in order to finish a Master of Music degree, but also to expose himself further to contemporary music. His teacher was a former timpanist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Fred Hinger. Hinger was at that time performing with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra as well as teaching there.


Then he met Zappa, and ended up wearing ladies' underpants on his head. You've got to admire the career progression.

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Re: Bye Bye Baby
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2021, 06:26:02 pm »
Sometimes the right thing to do, is whatever the f**k you want.
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