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    It's one of those albums that has a time and place.

    However, when I'm in that time and place, it's never going to come to mind.

    I actually like clever music. But sometimes, the appearance of clever is doing a different job. Here, it feels like it's trying to bring about a revival of something that it's still searching for.

    The production is some times good, allowing the components and arrangements to do their bit in the unfolding arc of the song. Other times it's shambolic and purposeless leaving a trail of limp and unenergetic distortion and confusion. I knew Holland, 1945 as a track - it's favourite of a mate, but its typical of the paper-mache technique.

    However, it was enough to make me find out what they did next to find if they'd grown as artists. Nothing, it seems. This was not surprising and, in another time and place, be counted as an improvement.

    Not for me. 2/5.

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    Neutral Milk Hotel: In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

    I came to his album with absolutely no knowledge of what to expect, never having heard of the band nor the album.
    I deliberately didn't google them either, wanting to listen without prejuduice.
    Now to draw from Ralfy, and his whisky reviews, here are my tasating notes:
    Like Freddie, I thought the album cover is ace!
    The first notes I got from the initial sampling were of The Incredible String Band with a hint of Beirut when the "brass" kicks in.
    The aural assault is raw and the main vocalist's voice initally grating and lacking depth and texture takes a bit of time to adjust to, but as the album unfolds the ears adjust to what appears to be a deliberate attempt to strain the vocal chords with a hoarse attack.
    The rasping gratiness doesn't have the depth of finish of some folky voices, and the limited vocal range did get a bit monotonous.
    The singer strains to the extent of near shouting, which more accomplished vocalists can make work, but for me it was too grating and not sufficiently musical... there was no depth or feeling in the voice for me.
    I felt that the deliberate attempt at a raw recording mix didn't do justice to the lyrical quality of the song words, although the 8 minute track (Oh comely) stripped back to what to my untutored ear sounded like some very basic acoustic guitar, was a track that I enjoyed in particular.
    The pedantic chord strumming though seemed to be on a par with my style as an ungifted amateur beginner, rather than what I would have expected from a professional musician.
    Overall, I was not enthused about the whole album.
    For me it was obviously intended to be produced to avoid polish and the under-production does serve a purpose.
    I prefer my music to have a bit more production and polish.
    Still, Oh Comely is a track I'd play again...
    Star rating from Sinister (for the album) 4 stars out of 10.
    Thanks Harvey for choosing an album totally new to me!

    Last edited by Captain Sinister; 08-03-21 at 20:56.

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    https://youtu.be/eYUqMDndCm0

    Sorry to gate crash the album reviews. I wondered if you guys could spare a few minutes to review this version of the AC/DC classic "A whole lotta Rosie". Don't get me wrong, nobody will come close to touching the original version. This version is by a band called 'The Hicksville Bombers'. I used to play drums for the Bombers when Bryn their regular drummer was unable to get to a gig.

    I'd be interested to know what you guys think of this version. I appreciate you taking the time to watch this short clip from 2014. Thanks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    https://youtu.be/eYUqMDndCm0

    Sorry to gate crash the album reviews. I wondered if you guys could spare a few minutes to review this version of the AC/DC classic "A whole lotta Rosie". Don't get me wrong, nobody will come close to touching the original version. This version is by a band called 'The Hicksville Bombers'. I used to play drums for the Bombers when Bryn their regular drummer was unable to get to a gig.

    I'd be interested to know what you guys think of this version. I appreciate you taking the time to watch this short clip from 2014. Thanks.
    Liked it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvey View Post
    Liked it!
    Thanks for taking the time to watch it Harvey.

    Last edited by rockabilly; 09-03-21 at 16:43.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    https://youtu.be/eYUqMDndCm0

    Sorry to gate crash the album reviews. I wondered if you guys could spare a few minutes to review this version of the AC/DC classic "A whole lotta Rosie". Don't get me wrong, nobody will come close to touching the original version. This version is by a band called 'The Hicksville Bombers'. I used to play drums for the Bombers when Bryn their regular drummer was unable to get to a gig.

    I'd be interested to know what you guys think of this version. I appreciate you taking the time to watch this short clip from 2014. Thanks.
    Loved it mate!


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    https://youtu.be/eYUqMDndCm0

    Sorry to gate crash the album reviews. I wondered if you guys could spare a few minutes to review this version of the AC/DC classic "A whole lotta Rosie". Don't get me wrong, nobody will come close to touching the original version. This version is by a band called 'The Hicksville Bombers'. I used to play drums for the Bombers when Bryn their regular drummer was unable to get to a gig.

    I'd be interested to know what you guys think of this version. I appreciate you taking the time to watch this short clip from 2014. Thanks.
    It works in that style for me, although I’d have preferred it if it flowed more at the beginning but I get he was having a crack with the crowd.
    Always like to hear the double note licks Rockabilly guitarists use in solos and sometimes watch this guy for some different ideas




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    Sounded great Rockabilly


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    It works in that style for me, although I’d have preferred it if it flowed more at the beginning but I get he was having a crack with the crowd.
    Always like to hear the double note licks Rockabilly guitarists use in solos and sometimes watch this guy for some different ideas

    have you got a shirt like that Gaz?


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    https://youtu.be/eYUqMDndCm0

    Sorry to gate crash the album reviews. I wondered if you guys could spare a few minutes to review this version of the AC/DC classic "A whole lotta Rosie". Don't get me wrong, nobody will come close to touching the original version. This version is by a band called 'The Hicksville Bombers'. I used to play drums for the Bombers when Bryn their regular drummer was unable to get to a gig.

    I'd be interested to know what you guys think of this version. I appreciate you taking the time to watch this short clip from 2014. Thanks.
    'icksville Bombers "'Ole lorra our Rosie"

    Now THIS is how to do a cover IMO. To me they get the perfect blend of what they keep from the original, what they add to it, and how much they impose their own style on it too. It works incredibly well. That bouncy rock n roll feel unsurprisingly fits great with it, as does the sound, plenty of punch to give it energy, but nowhere near heavy enough to even flirt with the "metal" tag which some will undoubtedly view it as.

    Hearing that style of vox instead of Johnson's screaming is also very refreshing, and the very cheeky chord sub towards the end of the chorus is the icing on the cake. The solo's are a nicely weighted fit that brings the focus back round to the band rather than the song, and the drummers low-end backing vox root the whole thing superbly.

    I could actually imagine Angus watching an old school band like this, and being inspired from them for the riffs in the first place

    Only complaint was that the double bass was so quiet in the mix. 'kin sound engineers.

    Think it's exactly what bands should do with covers, imposing their own style & twist on songs which have a connection with their own music.

    Brilliant Thanks for posting Rocka


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    Harvey, Carlos, Bryn, Sam and Alf, Thank you for taking the time to listen to that 'Bombers' tune.

    Also thanks for the in-depth reviews too, very much appreciate.

    If ever LTLF were ever to revive 'Juke Box Jury', I'd give the job to you guys.

    And as for Redemption asking about the shirt... F**k off.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    It works in that style for me, although I’d have preferred it if it flowed more at the beginning but I get he was having a crack with the crowd.
    Always like to hear the double note licks Rockabilly guitarists use in solos and sometimes watch this guy for some different ideas

    That's 'The Style'


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alf-engelos Mindminackers View Post
    'icksville Bombers "'Ole lorra our Rosie"

    Now THIS is how to do a cover IMO. To me they get the perfect blend of what they keep from the original, what they add to it, and how much they impose their own style on it too. It works incredibly well. That bouncy rock n roll feel unsurprisingly fits great with it, as does the sound, plenty of punch to give it energy, but nowhere near heavy enough to even flirt with the "metal" tag which some will undoubtedly view it as.

    Hearing that style of vox instead of Johnson's screaming is also very refreshing, and the very cheeky chord sub towards the end of the chorus is the icing on the cake. The solo's are a nicely weighted fit that brings the focus back round to the band rather than the song, and the drummers low-end backing vox root the whole thing superbly.

    I could actually imagine Angus watching an old school band like this, and being inspired from them for the riffs in the first place

    Only complaint was that the double bass was so quiet in the mix. 'kin sound engineers.

    Think it's exactly what bands should do with covers, imposing their own style & twist on songs which have a connection with their own music.

    Brilliant Thanks for posting Rocka
    Thanks Alf.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alf-engelos Mindminackers View Post
    'icksville Bombers "'Ole lorra our Rosie"

    Now THIS is how to do a cover IMO. To me they get the perfect blend of what they keep from the original, what they add to it, and how much they impose their own style on it too. It works incredibly well. That bouncy rock n roll feel unsurprisingly fits great with it, as does the sound, plenty of punch to give it energy, but nowhere near heavy enough to even flirt with the "metal" tag which some will undoubtedly view it as.

    Hearing that style of vox instead of Johnson's screaming is also very refreshing, and the very cheeky chord sub towards the end of the chorus is the icing on the cake. The solo's are a nicely weighted fit that brings the focus back round to the band rather than the song, and the drummers low-end backing vox root the whole thing superbly.

    I could actually imagine Angus watching an old school band like this, and being inspired from them for the riffs in the first place

    Only complaint was that the double bass was so quiet in the mix. 'kin sound engineers.

    Think it's exactly what bands should do with covers, imposing their own style & twist on songs which have a connection with their own music.

    Brilliant Thanks for posting Rocka
    I pretty much agreed with all of this, but esp. the Bass being so quiet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    https://youtu.be/eYUqMDndCm0

    Sorry to gate crash the album reviews. I wondered if you guys could spare a few minutes to review this version of the AC/DC classic "A whole lotta Rosie". Don't get me wrong, nobody will come close to touching the original version. This version is by a band called 'The Hicksville Bombers'. I used to play drums for the Bombers when Bryn their regular drummer was unable to get to a gig.

    I'd be interested to know what you guys think of this version. I appreciate you taking the time to watch this short clip from 2014. Thanks.
    That was good fun!

    As Alf says, stick your own style onto a cover and make it yours and it can take on a new life.

    Enjoyable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik View Post
    That was good fun!

    As Alf says, stick your own style onto a cover and make it yours and it can take on a new life.

    Enjoyable.
    Thanks Eric.


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    Rocka talking about That'll be the Day got me thinking of films about music. A couple I like are Crossroads and Sing Street. Anyone got any favourite music films?






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    The Commitments has got to be in there?

    „I believe in socialism because it seems more humanitarian, rather than every man for himself and 'I'm alright jack' and all those arsehole businessmen with all the loot. I made up my mind from viewing society from that angle. That's where I'm from and there's where I've made my decisions from. That's why I believe in socialism“

    „Don't forget you're alive. 'Cause sometimes when you walk around the city and you're in a bad mood, you can think, hey, wait a minute, we're alive! We don't know what the next second will bring and what a fantastic thing this is. This can get easily forgotten in the routine of life, and that's something I'm trying to bring to my attention at all times. Don't forget you're alive. We're not dead, you know. This is the greatest thing.”

    — Joe Strummer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    The Commitments has got to be in there?
    I hate The Commitements. Sound of music takes some beating.


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    Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii and, of course, This is Spinal Tap.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii and, of course, This is Spinal Tap.
    Best music documentary of all time!




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    Anvil - the story of Anvil. If you like Spinal Tap, you should watch it. It’s kind of similar, but about a real band


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    The best Music document is obviously The BeeGees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart


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