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by Mallard No. 22
31 Oct 2014, 21:52
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Overrated Music
Replies: 321
Views: 96565

Re: Overrated Music

I think Bruno Mars has a lot of potential to be great. But in these dark times of dull tunes, if you aren't a crowd pleaser, you get nowhere, hence the kinda place he's ended up in. Haven't listened to him enough to make a judgement. But yes, an artist is subject to the conditions imposed upon them...
by Mallard No. 22
31 Oct 2014, 21:48
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Underrated Music
Replies: 332
Views: 118506

Re: Underrated Music

I like Nick Drake - his songs have stood the test of time well.
by Mallard No. 22
31 Oct 2014, 21:46
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: What Song Are You Listening To?
Replies: 4546
Views: 656086

Re: What Song Are You Listening To?

KLL76 - these days I would prefer Traffic to The Farm :)

If I remember right, The Farm's LP 'Spartacus' was of its time, but not outstanding.

I had it on cassette at the time, I don't appear to have it now.
by Mallard No. 22
31 Oct 2014, 21:39
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: The Cream Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 15900

Re: The Cream Thread

They seem like restless individuals - difficult to imagine them having an 'era' together (as per Led Zeppelin).

Clapton didn't settle into a routine until he went solo, and he was his own boss.
by Mallard No. 22
31 Oct 2014, 21:31
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Mansun
Replies: 28
Views: 8956

Re: Mansun

Interesting point. Difficult to compare them to Oasis, who gained broad mainstream interest beyond their indie roots.

Echobelly are a more obvious comparator. But I'd have to dig out albums I haven't played for nearly 20 years to make a re-assessment. :geek: :)
by Mallard No. 22
31 Oct 2014, 21:27
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: The Who Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 44168

Re: The Who Thread

I think the Stones originals (& Wayne Gibson's cover of 'Under My Thumb') are better than The Who's versions.

I quite like The Who's take on 'Under My Thumb' though. :)
by Mallard No. 22
30 Oct 2014, 08:35
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Overrated Music
Replies: 321
Views: 96565

Re: Overrated Music

I do like a lot of Robbie Williams work.

But he effectively took 'Britpop' song-writing into the globalised mainstream, making many indie-type artists superfluous. :(
by Mallard No. 22
30 Oct 2014, 08:30
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Underrated Music
Replies: 332
Views: 118506

Re: Underrated Music

Ditto the appreciation of Donovan. He was good. :D Scott Walker apparently was uncomfortable with fame. I think his work is like that of Nick Drake - it has had a greater appreciation over the years since (& probably since the 90s especially). Scott Walker did have a much higher profile than Nick at...
by Mallard No. 22
30 Oct 2014, 08:25
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: What Song Are You Listening To?
Replies: 4546
Views: 656086

Re: What Song Are You Listening To?

KingLouieLouie76 wrote:The Farm - "Groovy Train"
:shock: :D Interesting choice. Indie-disco favourite. Bought the album at the time.

I have been listening to 'White Room' by Cream. RIP Jack Bruce.
by Mallard No. 22
30 Oct 2014, 08:21
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: RIP Jack Bruce
Replies: 4
Views: 1930

Re: RIP Jack Bruce

Great bassist, great harmonies.

RIP Jack Bruce.
by Mallard No. 22
30 Oct 2014, 08:16
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: The Who Thread
Replies: 92
Views: 44168

Re: The Who Thread

The Who recorded 'The Last Time/Under My Thumb' in support of the Stones after the Redlands incident (I hesitate to call it a 'drugs bust').

This was in the 'Satanic Majesties' period.

I like this album - it is a bit disjointed but redeemed by the tracks you mention KLL76. :D
by Mallard No. 22
30 Oct 2014, 08:11
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: The Kinks Thread
Replies: 116
Views: 47185

Re: The Kinks Thread

:cry: Doesn't sound too hopeful quite frankly
by Mallard No. 22
30 Oct 2014, 08:04
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: The Cream Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 15900

Re: The Cream Thread

Yes, 'the 60s era' is fabled now. But it was only a short period of time. :) And Cream's time within it was even shorter. It was all over, before it had really begun. :cry: There was much rapid change in music around the time of Cream - the short life-span of bands was not unusual. The amount of tim...
by Mallard No. 22
30 Oct 2014, 07:58
Forum: Music Is My Radar
Topic: Mansun
Replies: 28
Views: 8956

Re: Mansun

Yes, I bought 'Attack of the Grey Lantern' at the time.

They had good singles but were under-rated in the wider scheme of things.
by Mallard No. 22
30 Oct 2014, 07:54
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Song/Band Game
Replies: 3176
Views: 446724

Re: Song/Band Game

Jagged End - Michael Courtney