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In body but not in mind my friend.........................and yes, it was an awesmoe era. My 83 year old mum still loves the "Dark Side", and rates Floyd right up there with Louis Armstrong and Paul Robeson!

In-a-gadda-da-vida-baby! (all 22 minutes of it)................OK now I'm gonna dig the mother out, crank up the turntable, wind up the wick and zone out!

A/

Postscript..............and while I'm at it, here's a pic of my bedroom circa 1976................Note 'YES' posters on wall and groovy wallpaper. In bedroom bar and home made twin 12" speaker system with custom JH turntable in clear perspex with V15 and SME 3009.....................cool man. Now where'd I hide that stash.........secret compartment in the Dual 1225 from memory!

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Hahaha I am loving this reading guys... good work :)

You guys are reminding me of the chats I have from time to time with my old man out on the patio after a couple of drinks.

You see I was brought up on Pink Floyd, and to this day I find myself going back to the compulsory sound check on a new system/speakers with any number of PF discs.

The Wall is still my favorite followed closely (and only recently) by Roger Waters on his own and his more recent stuff. I was fortunate enough to see Roger Waters - Live In The Flesh concert (2003?) here in Melbourne and while no where near as spectacular in terms of backing and special effects as US tours, I still find tingles down my spine.

For me, what amazes me about Pink Floyd is how they managed to do so much, yet have it all gel as well as it does, and the fact that I hear it differently every time I play it.

My girlfriend still can't get into PF, and can't understand what its all about, but give it time, she'll come around :P

I was also introduced to REM, Carlos Santana, Hendrix, and some more psychadelic (sp?) stuff by dad, and while things like Ultimate Spinach are beyond my non-drug affected appreciation of music, its all this 'old-school' stuff that still does it for me.

I just remembered another one that I must hunt down again. Joe Satriani - Surfing With The Alien... although I don't know if it would blow me away as much as it did (early 90's?).

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The "bose man" returns! I tried to check out ajw056's photo of his room circa 1976 but the image is way too small for my tired old eyes. Perhaps a blowup? Brave man for even contemplating such a thing. Perhaps you like to live "Close to the Edge"? From what I could see, it had that strange sense of deja vu, a "Relayer" of old memories. Whoah...

Marc has unwittingly hit upon a key to any music's ultimate popularity/longevity:

"For me, what amazes me about Pink Floyd is how they managed to do so much, yet have it all gel as well as it does, and the fact that I hear it differently every time I play it." Unquote.

Well, I think that this question can be asked of many groups and their music. For example, The Police were essentially a 3 piece band, but listen to the complexities and you would swear that it was more like The Eagles (or Blood, Sweat & Tears?). What I have learned in life is that the more we respect others, the more we get out of life. This forum is a good example. If the members respect each other, we can all draw on the significant pool of experience tucked away in the many contributors' posts. When someone comes along to upset this harmony (get it?) s/he is respectfully warned and, failing this, respectfully asked to "move on". The principle applies almost anywhere.

If you were to watch a TV production dealing with jazz or the blues, you might notice that the musicians all seem to respect each other. They all contribute. They all help shape the final product. They seem to be able to work together as equals. They also seem to have learned to respect not only their own instruments (by working hard to master them) but also each other's. They can all fit in, without having to deal with prima donnas. And they can make some damned fine music! So, if you are lucky enough to have the Pink Floyd 'Ummagumma' album, look on the back sleeve. The full complement of instruments, amps and a truck to fit them all. These instruments need to be mastered, over time, in the midst of other like-minded people. Guess they must have succeeded.

PS Marc, you don't spell "psychedelic"... you experience it. Want to know how? Have a long hard stare at ajw056's room circa 1976. So cosmic... like Tales from Topographic Oceans

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I've sent Marc a high res version of the pic so he can load it on this thread........groovy man!

And yes "bose"................their is a poster from "Relayer" in there.

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Here ya go :)

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Wow!!! I am impressed! Can I stay wit you, ajw? Can I stay wit you... please?! (borrowed from "Shrek" - the moment when Donkey insunuates himself into the Hero's life... forever!)

But I am impressed. It offers the possibility of an interesting thread viz. where do we actually listen to our music? I no longer have any photos of vintage music rooms (sigh) so I feel quite tickled to see something eerily familiar. Just a couple of points further...

I would not want to leave our younger contributors with the impression that I condone the use of drugs. My circle of friends only smoked the Herb casually, and in lieu of alcohol, which many of us had unpleasant experiences with, for many different reasons. And what got us really "high" wasn't the dope. It was the MUSIC! And back then, the Herb was for wusses like me. Real men tried much harder stuff. Helps explain why so many of them aren't around to experience Lemon Jello...

Secondly, I am currently spinning much of my vinyl, simply because I have invested in a new pre-amp. And though the Rotel RC 1070 only borders on medium high end, I am hearing things never heard before. And that IS weird. Can you imagine listening to a record regularly for some 30 years and then suddenly realise that there were, in fact, ALWAYS 2 guitars, rather than only one 'spilling out all over the stage'?

Anyway, thank you to ajw506 for the photo of Yesterday, and Marc for supplying a version that I can actually see. Wow! I am impressed! Did I already say that? Whoah!

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Yep.............that was my first attempt at speaker building........rather Over the Top I admit. Thank you know who for understanding parents...........I still cant get over the fact that I'd let rip with "Zinc Alloy and the Hidden Riders of Tomorrow", etc. VERY LOUD in there while they were trying to watch TV in the next room.

Mind you, when my kids were teenagers, they'd be the ones telling me to "turn that crap down", it's too loud.

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My kids still tell me that, albeit in slightly different terms: "Are you deaf?" Guess I might be... sigh. Bose speakers do go very very loud, even in MMTMM format.

BTW Never heard of "Zinc Alloy and the Hidden Riders of Tomorrow" etc. Care to enlighten us all?

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Just one of Marc Bolan and T.Rex's greatest acheivements.................However, I will state that they no longer hold the appeal for me that they did in the 70's.

In fact I've recently sold my complete collection of all their Aussie release singles and albums to a 'Rex fan from the German Embassy in Singapore of all places. The offer was too good to refuse.

"You can't fool the Children of the Revolution, No"

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So far tonight:

Grace- Jeff Buckley

Kaya-Bob Marley & The Wailers

Coney Island Baby- Lou Reed

And all on vinyl.

doyaselfafavour :)

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... goes looking for the vinyl forum....

tea for the tillerman at a level the neighbours dont appreciate .... it also was a big black disc

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...Steak for the sun, Wine for the woman who made the rain come... Ah, Yes, take a walk on the wild side. We'll share de shelta, of ma single room (says your irate and almost deaf neighbours). Black gold.

Strange... I have Tim Buckly's "Greetings from LA". Perhaps Jeff is his illiterate brother? Even stranger is the mix I have gone through today. Earlier, The Don Burrows Quartet: "Just the Beginning". Then I drifted into Fairport Convention "Live" (at the Sydney Opera House). This always seems to be followed by Steeleye Span's "Commoner's Crown". Don't know why, but has done for years. Then one of my chillblains asked for Dire Straits "Brothers in Arms" and Paul Simon's "Greatest Hits". Eclectic taste, to say the least! But, as the ad goes... It's all good!"

el_hefty? have you heard of the word "subtle"? Cat Stevens is quite listenable at NAF levels (ie Neighbour Approval Factor). I have this eerie feeling that you don't, but if so, be gentle with me? NAF said.

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We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year,

Running over the same old ground.

What have we found? The same old fears.

I Wish you were here.

Might have to go grab the guitar from the cupboard and add my own touch to PF :)

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And here I was thinking ....

"and how we found ... the same old fears" ?

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"Strange... I have Tim Buckly's "Greetings from LA". Perhaps Jeff is his illiterate brother?"

You are kidding right? Jeff was Tim's son, but only a shitload more talented than his old man.

A sad day when he left this world, having released only the 1 studio album.

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