Sunday, 7 February 2016

TRACKS OF THE WEEK 07/02/2015 - PJ Harvey, Savages, Fadoul, The Nevermen,


TRACKS OF THE WEEK



London Scouser:-
The Nevermen - 'Tough Towns' (2016)

If you read that a song started off (to me anyway) sounding like early Massive Attack with a little Elbow in the middle and finishing with Faith No More you may think one of two things... Either 'Wow' or 'Eurgh' I promise you that this is most definitely the former. I was almost a little disappointed when I googled them and found that they are a supergroup consisting of 'TV On The Radio's' Tunde, Doseone & Mike Patton... Only disappointed because I hadn't unearthed a new treasure !!! I'll finish by saying one word - #awesometrack 


Sfw:-
PJ Harvey - The Wheel (2016)

Polly Jean is back with The Wheel which was recorded in full view of the public in a specially constructed basement studio in Somerset House, London in 2015. Inspired by her time spent in Kosovo between 2011 and 2015, The Wheel has the feel of a classic PJ Harvey track and I bloody love it.  It features on The Hope Six Demolition Project, out April 15th.

Old Pa's Corner:-
Savages - Adore (2016)

 

I simply adore this one by the 'Savages', tremendous haunting backing and as for the vocal, If you did not know, you would swear it was Patti Smith. The track is from their album jujs released 'Adore Life' I am listening to the album as I write this. I am impressed to say the least.


Flycasual:-
Fadoul - 'Sid Redad' (1971)

'Papa's got a brand new Bag-hdad'....sorry, that was pathetic really, especially considering Fadoul hails from Casablanca, Morocco. I completely fell in love with this the moment I heard it. A raw, Arabic funk cover of the James Brown classic, delivered with such attitude and musical aplomb that it deserves to be heard. However this was first recorded some forty years ago, back in 1971 and was recently discovered by chance. Jakarta records owner was taking some time off during a gig by wandering the side streets in Casablanca where he came across an electronic shop which also happened to have old records. He acquired Fadoul's Sid Redad, as it mentioned James Brown and was captivated with what he heard but nobody seem to know who or where he was. Over two years of investigation he managed to track down Fadoul's family who recounted, with fondness, his time in the Moroccan music scene and kindly agreed to re-release his debut album, Al Zman Saib. Fadoul passed away in 1991, aged only 50. A chance discovery and quite literally a hidden gem of a record. 


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Thursday, 4 February 2016

Rush - '2112'

Guest Spot.....Rush - 2112



We welcome back our guest spot feature with Flycasual's work pal, Dave (real name, I know everyone has a mate called Dave), who is a self confessed, denim clad, Rock guru. We've spent many a lonely night shift whiling away the time on the finer points of 'Hair Rock' to 'Hard Rock'. Here he revisits one of his favourite ever albums, Rush's 2112. Thank you for taking the time to contribute Dave. 

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Rush - 'Tears' (1976)

Most people have a go to album. Well this is mine. I first heard this as a 17ish year old. I had just joined the RAF and bought my first second hand stereo unit. Musically I had touched on punk but mainly was into Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Lizzy etc.



Now to explain I lived in a 4 man room and to blast out music was a sure way to annoy people so big headphones were the order of the day. This is actually a good way to hear the finer points of the music. Back to Rush. The first side is a SciFi concept. Geddy Lee (Bass and lead singer) uses his voice so well to go from the man looking to improve life through music to the Priests who rule the planet via computers. The man finds "an ancient miracle" and takes it to the Priests. There is a piece where he first finds it and learns to play. I always thought, damn wish I could learn that fast. The drumming on this album (Neil Peart) is something special. Side two is a collection of songs. Tears is one of my favourite ballads and 'Passage to Bangkok' could be about the best places to buy weed.
I was 17 so didn't know at the time. I remember just dozing off one night to this album, headphones on, when 'Twilight Zone' came on. At one point it sounded like someone was whispering in my ear and I crapped myself. Just part of the song, so different than through the speakers. Great song writers, amazing musicians.

Listen to 2112 on Spotify here....

by David Palmer


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Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Beastie Boys - Brass Monkey/Flogging Molly - Drunken Lullabies

Wednesday Club.........Uncle Alex


My first one today!



BEASTIE BOYS - Brass Monkey (Live)


Uncle Alex was one of my father's 10 brothers and 2 sisters. Alex was an alcoholic, he died of cirrhosis of the liver, the classic alcoholics death.

When I was young I went to a place called Alness, I loved the place but it was spoiled by my Uncle Alex. When he was sober he was kind, generous and funny. All you would want and expect from an Uncle. When he was drunk, he was loud, violent and terrifying. I am sure Robert Louis Stevenson got his inspiration from someone he knew, who was an alcoholic.

My Aunt Nan asked my parents if I could go to Alness for Christmas and New Year.  I was happy as I loved the place and I usually only went in the Summer.  It did not take me too long to discover that I was only there as a buffer for my Aunt, who was terrified of Alex when he got drunk over the festive period.

It was the day before New Year when he came home from the pub and he was raving, he tried to hit my Aunt and I stood in his way. I was trembling with fear. I was only 10 or 11. He got a walking stick and hit me hard several times, I never moved or cried.  My Aunt was crying and screaming and after the 4th hit, he threw the stick down and stormed out and he was not seen until the next day.

When he returned the next day, he was sober and acted as if nothing happened. I wonder if he even remembered what he did.

I  never told my parents, in fact, I never told anybody. This is the first time I have aired the story.

My Aunt asked the following year if I would come.

No! That was it, I never went back again to stay in that house,  which held some great childhood memories. But had a dark undertone.

As a footnote, my uncle Alex fought in the Second World War and was captured by the Germans. He managed to escape the prison camp he was in with a friend. There was a brief chase, he found himself hiding in a ditch, when his friend had his head blown off. Alex was re-captured and spent the rest of the war in another prison Camp in Germany.

I think that may have made many people turn to alcoholism, but is no excuses for violence.

 

FLOGGING MOLLY - Drunken Lullabies


By Old Pa

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Death Cab for Cutie - A Lack Of Color

TUESDAY BLUES

Do you like Singer/Songwriters/Alt-Country/Americana or Indie-Folk, or do you have a unhealthy affection to the sadness, if so you may have a case of the Tuesday Blues!


Death Cab for Cutie - A Lack Of Color

Death Cab for Cutie have been a favourite of mine for a few years.  I first heard the excellent Summer Skin back in 2005.  Many categorise then alternative rock, but I prefer melodic with melancholy.  This features on their 2003 debut Transatlanticism. 

by SFW

Sunday, 31 January 2016

TRACKS OF THE WEEK 31/01/2015 - Massive Attack, Willie J Healey, The Anchoress (feat. Paul Draper) ,Nataniel Rateliff and Night Sweats, Future Islands


TRACKS OF THE WEEK



Shell Hunter:-
Future Islands - 'The Chase'


I have blogging to thank for finding out about this band back in 2011 and I have been an avid fan ever since. Their unmistakable sound returns in this single and not to mention Mr Stage Presence himself  Samuel Herring. I think some may find this a low simmer sort of offering but I'm confident it will be as big a grower as "Seasons" was for me. You can't deny the infectious Joy Division style bass and the heartfelt emotion delivered. Here they are performing on Letterman and thankfully not as scary as last time!

Sfw:-
Willie J Healey - Saturday Night Feeling (2015)


When I first heard this I thought California, laid-back, surfer type who probably takes the Pacific Coast Highway up to Santa Cruz and so on, but I was wrong.  Willie J Healey is from landlocked Oxfordshire, however the "surf-rock" is a good bracket for his style.  Reminds me very much of Mac Demarco and looking forward to hearing more.

Old Pa's Corner:-
Nataniel Rateliff and Night Sweats - I need Never Get Old (2016)


 
 
Got the nod from London Scouser on this one. He thought I would like it. He was spot on. This chugs along nicely and is from the their self titled album. Nothing too seriou here just good ol' fun. Love it.


Flycasual:-
Massive Attack - 'Take it There' (2016)



Flashback 1994!! 'Take it There' sees the return of the original line up, 3D, Mushroom and Tricky, the first time the Bristol trio have all recorded together in 20 years and it's as brooding and claustrophobic as any of their previous material. Ritual Spirit, is the four track EP featuring guests such as Roots Manuva, Young Fathers and Azekel and the release also accompanies their European tour starting in February. The video is certainly interesting, I can probably relate to approximately 90% of it at some point in my life.

London Scouser:-
The Anchoress (feat. Paul Draper) - You And Only You 


This track was the first one in my new playlist of songs to check out while I was 'Down Under' this past week. Essentially they were tracks I had skipped through on Spotify in about 10 second listens that didn't sound awful. I saw that this featured Paul Draper... The name seemed familiar but I couldn't place it... Until I heard him, and immediately I knew, the voice of one of my fave 90's bands from the Britpop era, Mansun. I googled The Anchoress and found that she is a Welsh singer by the name of Catherine A Davies who has been described as 'Barbra Streisand on acid' & 'Bat For Lashes on a book-binge' whatever that means !!! Regardless this is a great pop song with some good sing along harmonies. Her album 'Confessions Of A Romance Novelist' (which she co-produced with Paul Draper) released in 2015 is one to check out.



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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

A-Ha - Stay on These Roads

Wednesday Club...A favour!




 

Ah-ha - Stay on Theses Roads (1988)

My very good Neighbour Harold, succumbed to the dreaded Big C. It was December 2015. He was a lovely guy and a good neighbour. His Stepsons were helping to clear some things from his house.

They asked if I wanted a fridge freezer which was in excellent nick. Unfortunately it was not suitable for my place, I said that I would go and ask the local charity shops for dogs. If they would take it, then I would take off the roof of my Grand Vitara and we would take the fridge to them.

I duly went to the shop and was explaining the situation, when a lady in the shop said she was looking for a fridge freezer. It was agreed that she would give a donation for the dogs charity and everybody would be happy.

They lived quite near where I lived so I said I would follow them home, find out exactly where they live and I would then go and get the freezer. I showed the woman my car and waited for them to come. A car passed and I followed on to the main road. They were driving very fast and I had hard job keeping up. When we got to a roundabout, I expected them to turn but they went in the opposite direction. Very odd I thought. I followed the car for a few more minute, when it suddenly turned into a back street and stopped. I waited and no one got out so I thought I had better see what was going on. I knocked on the window and saw an old man trembling. He wound down the window and I said what's' going on. This is not where I thought you lived

Oh! no, it was the wrong car I was following. I went to the place where I thought they lived and got out to investigate. An old woman asked if she could help, she was German.

'I'm looking for and old woman, Harold died and he had this Fridge Freezer, I followed the wrong car, I was at the dog place....'. She looked at me as if I was crazy.

'I will get my Husband Fritz, his English is better than mine. He will help'. After a few seconds with Fritz, I just had to give up, I was getting into a bigger hole. I apologised and went back to the dog place. I eventually got it sorted.

Well if you can't do someone a favour.

A Fridge Freezer just like that 
by Old Pa

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Adem - Ringing In My Ear

TUESDAY BLUES

Do you like Singer/Songwriters/Alt-Country/Americana or Indie-Folk, or do you have a unhealthy affection to the sadness, if so you may have a case of the Tuesday Blues!


Adem - Ringing In My Ear (2004)


Adem Ilhan (aka Adem) released some great albums a few years back, The folk-tronic artist has always been a favourite in my household, and I, or should I say we, were pleased to discover that he released Seconds are Acorns in October last year.  If you haven't checked him out give Love and other Planets (2006) or Homesongs (2004) a spin.  He is also the bass player in post-rock band fridge and has played bass on Radiohead drummer, Philip Selway's album Weatherhouse 

Sunday, 24 January 2016

TRACKS OF THE WEEK 24/01/2016 - Jesse MacCormack, The Last Shadow Puppets, Anderson.Paak, Mueran Humanos,


TRACKS OF THE WEEK



Sfw:-
Jessee MacCormack - Too Far Into (2015)


This is too good not to share.  It's by Jesse Mac Cormack, a Canadian singer/songwriter from Montreal. On first listen you're struck by the dirty guitar lick, (although it does sound a bit like Come Together!), and I think the video director thought the same.  The video shows Jesse and a lady lying in some water, a bit of pouting, heavy petting and pretending to play 'hide the sausage'.  Great track.

Old Pa's Corner:-
Mueran Humanos - 'Mi Auto' (2016)

 
 
All very new to me are Mueran Humanos. They are an Argentinan duo but based in, you guessed it, Germany. With a title like 'Mi Auto' it does not take too much to work out where they got their influence from. Of course Kraftwerk. This chugs along at fair pace perfect, for driving down the 'autobahn'. Definitely a lot better the second time round.    

Flycasual:-
Anderson.Paak - 'The Season/Carry Me' (2016)


Soul on a pole, y'all! Perhaps what Marvin Gaye would have sounded like should he have been a rapper?! Maybe a bit too far, well certainly that was the impression I got listening to this two part single (on the second part fo sho'). It's laidback, soulful and intelligent, everything I look for in the Hip Hop that I like and is taken from the California rapper/singer's 4th album, Malibu. Fourth? A treasure trove of listening pleasure surely awaits, time to crack open that cheap bottle of coconut infused rum (oh forget it).

London Scouser:-
The Last Shadow Puppets - 'Bad Habits'


OMG is it really 8 years since 'The Age Of The Understatement' I think that song was on everyone's playlist of the year... Predating TD... I'm a huge Arctic fan so was all over them but at the time I didn't know who Miles Kane was... He then did some solo stuff, which started well but went a bit too poppy for me... Anyhoo, this track this track which was released this month has the 60's vibe of their previous stuff with a great violin type riff going through it... Yeah baby



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Thursday, 21 January 2016

Mrs Robinson - Simon and Garfunkel

 Wednesday Club....I am the Tax Man 



A dog vomiting yesterday



SIMON AND GARFUNKEL - Mrs Robinson

I worked in the Tax Office in Inverness it was my first proper job. It meant that I had to go to Glasgow a few times for training. The first visit to Glasgow I stayed in a bed in breakfast type of place and there were a couple of girls and another guy staying there.  The guy was perfect for me. He liked a drink and played in a Band. It is funny how in these courses you almost always find a like minded soul.  One of the girls was quite pretty and the other was a lot older than us. She was probably well into her thirties.

The course was really just waiting for lunch time so we could go to the pub and finish in the evening, so we could, you guessed, go to the pub. I am sure we must have ate at some time. It was the night of our last day and we all decided to go to a pub near the Bed and Breakfast. The drinks were flowing. One time the older woman went to the ladies and returned and sat next to me. Hello! what's going on here. She was definitely giving of the signals. 

When my new friend and I went to the toilet he said, 'you in there mate'.

On the short trip home she held my hand and whispered for me to come to her room after everyone has gone to bed. Anyway, I crept into her room and into her bed. We started kissing and making moves when suddenly the room started spinning. I don't remember too much, other than vomiting over this poor girl and staggering out the door. I almost knocked over the landlady, who was on her knees at the key hole. The dirty cow. I woke with big hangover and was dreading breakfast. But she was not there. In fact she did not come to the last day of the course, pleading she was not well.
I was transferred to East Kilbride a year later and one day I bumped into her, she just looked through me and moved on.  

by Old Pa

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Tommy Edwards - It's all in the Game/The Platters - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

OLD PA

REFLECTIONS OF THE 50'S - SUNDAY


DAN DARE

 
TOMMY EDWARD - It's All in the Game 

Growing up in the 60's seems a long way of now, well I am 66 and have a brain doused in alcohol since my late teens and there are lots you forget.

There are some things of course you will never forget. I am going to go on a ramble and write the first memories that come into my head from that decade. I think of Sundays.

Sunday was always bath night for my sister Rose and I. We had a big silver iron tub in the kitchen and water was boiled on the cooker and added to cold water in the tub. First was Rose as she was the oldest and then me.  I can't remember, if I enjoyed it or hated it. We were then wrapped in a towel before getting into our pyjamas.

IT DID THE JOB

It was Sunday and it was time for Top of the Form at 7pm,  a programme where Schools competed in a general knowledge quiz. We were all huddled round my Dad's radio. It was all of us our favourite programme.

After that was Dan Dare, a science fiction programme, another favourite. After that it was off to bed.

I enjoyed Sundays, when I woke up there was always a poke of sweets that our Dad got for us. It was our Sunday treat. I always remember the radio on a Sunday, apart from the evenings excitement there was always Forces Favourites. In the 50's there were still many Forces guys stationed out in Germany and I loved listening to the messages sent by loved ones to their husbands and sweethearts. I was of course always hoping for a favourite song. Especially The Ballad of Davey Crockett or The Dambuster's March.

As it was Sunday we were not allowed out our front Gate and had to play in the back Garden. How things have changed.

Sunday lunch was always the same, Home made Scotch broth. The vegetables were from the garden. I hated it,  but would give my right hand for a plate of that soup right now. Roast beef was followed by apple crumble.

 
THE PLATTERS - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

DM Stith - Morning Glory Cloud

TUESDAY BLUES

Do you like Singer/Songwriters/Alt-Country/Americana or Indie-Folk, or do you have a unhealthy affection to the sadness, if so you may have a case of the Tuesday Blues!



D.M. Stith - Morning Glory Cloud (2009)


There is a level of mystery about David Stith (aka DM Stith) if you visit his tumblr page and you'll find the normal ramblings of an artist, but dig deeper you find this individual has struggled with writers block and other demons (that I seem to have). His debut, Heavy Ghost, released in 2009, was a collection of songs that have been compared to Robert Wyatt.  He has recently posted an excellent Jason Molina cover (see below) that has the traits of someone who is making steps back to the light, He needs to be convinced him to put down his fears and trust his instincts. This is fantastic.



by SFW

Sunday, 17 January 2016

TRACKS OF THE WEEK 17/01/2016 - Kate Tempest, Money, Damien Jurado, The Mispers, New Order


TRACKS OF THE WEEK


Sfw:-
Damien Jurado - Exit 353

Damien Jurado returns with the reverb heavy 'Exit 353', the lead single from his latest album Visions of Us on the Land. It continues (2012’s) Maraqopa and (2014) Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son, which follows one story of an unnamed character as he loses his way home as he heads out to find himself. It has been produced (again) by Richard Swift and feels psychedelic, yet epic (in a scale sense, rather than a chav way)

Old Pa's Corner:-
Money - I'll Be The Night (2016)

 

I liked the title of their new album 'Suicide Songs' you know where you stand with a title like that. This is the first track I listened to and just love it. I will certainly check out the album. Suitably dark and dark enough for me.
My track of the year so far. With a Name like Money I hope they don't 'change'. pittthetic!


Flycasual:-
Kate Tempest - 'Europe is Lost' (2015)


A brutal observation on the current state of play in Europe or rather the UK in general, full of blistering lines delivered over a raw, metallic beat. This is Kate Tempest at her very best and why she is a blog favourite. It seems David Cameron and his crew were on the receiving end of her verbal broadside as she performed this at the Labour Party Xmas party last year. Dave'll probably think twice about taking a 'selfie' or going with Sam for his 'two for one' drinks down the pub now. Vicious!


London Scouser:-
The Mispers - 'Weekend' (2015)

I know I'm a few months late, but I've found my summer song !!! The Mispers, who describe themselves as an alt-rock quintet based in London, released this back in June but it passed me by unfortunately. In case you were wondering, like me, Mispers is a Metropolitan Police term for missing persons. I find it a really pleasant upbeat song. Vocally it reminds me a little of The Macabees, who are one my fave bands. Definitely worth a listen

Shell Hunter:-
New Order - Tutti Frutti (2015)


The first "tracks of the week" are a little bit sad for me. You end up finding all these songs from last year you missed out on. They end up in a sort of limbo for music. They can't be on your best of from 2015 and because they were from 2015, they now can't feature on your best of 2016 if you wanted them to. So complicated! Anyway, luckily I took a chance on this track and it just made the cut despite only hearing it a couple of times. I loved it instantly and it gets better every time. It's a fab 80s sounding greatest hits of New Order featuring Elly Jackson (La Roux). The only thing missing is "we're playing for England, Ing-ger-land!" The album Music Complete was out in September and must be worth a visit.


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Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Flycasual's - Best of 2015


2015 - There has been a reawakening....have you felt it?

Sfw, Shell Hunter and I after the first showing of the Force Awakens.

Work, kids, mopping the floor and combined with a hint of can't be botheredness has left the blog somewhat 'rudderless'. It is thanks to the musings of Old Pa that it has been kept afloat, so hats off to you for staying at the helm. Although, as always, the music has been great, it has suffered as a result as I used to rely on my fellow bloggers for those musical gems which always used to fill up my best of's the year and the whole point of starting the blog in the first place. I'm back like Rocky V!



Tobias Jesso Jr - 'How Could You Babe'

He sounds like Lennon, my wife doesn't like him....win win! A beautifully crafted painful song of love and despair, we have all been there. Taken from the Canadian's excellent debut album he almost never made!



Action Bronson - 'Baby Blue' feat Chance the Rapper

Soulful Hip Hop is what I'm all about, this has it in abundance! Funny, witty and smooth from New York's rapping chef.



Sleaford Mods - 'Tarantula Deadly Cargo'

Goodness knows how many times I've played this track, simple, effective and with that bassline I defy you not to bob your head.



Jamie XX - 'Loud Places' feat Romy

Without doubt my track of the year, from the moment I first heard it. Dark yet uplifting from JamieXX's impeccable production, Romy's hushed vocals to the gospel like chorus. And it has skating in the video!



Songhoy Blues - 'Sekou Oumarou'

Magnificent track from the Desert Blues punks, bringing something a little different to the table. Taken from the Malian's debut album, 'Music in Exile'.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

London Scouser's - Best 5 of 2015

2015... It all seems like soooo long ago 




Musically it has had its ups and downs, personally it was all ups,
courtesy of a 7 pound 11 ounce bundle of joy


Gaz Coombes - '20/20'


When his second solo album 'Matador' came out in January, I was impressed with a capital IMP.
Having been a fan of Supergrass since 'Caught By The Fuzz' back in the Britpop heyday I was keen to check out his solo stuff and have to admit his first album passed me by. I urge anyone who hasn't listened to the album to give it one try... I (hope to) guarantee you'll love it.

Great Lake Swimmers - 'One More Charge At The Red Cape'


When I came across ' A Forest Full Of Arms' I was blown away. So much so, that when I chose 'Zero In The City' as my #trackoftheweek I made the bold statement that every member of the Tune Doctor family would choose a track for the album in their Top 20 of 2015. Whilst that might not have happened my opinion hasn't changed, cos like all families someone has to be right...

Guy Garvey - 'Angela's Eyes'


Not much to say here, it's Guy Garvey ergo it's a bloody great song... The album is really good too.

Lonelady - 'Hinterland'


I heard this track a few months back on my Spotify Discover Weekly playlist, and liked it immediately but forgot to share it with the world. I then saw that the album was in a lot of publications 'Albums of the Year' lists so now I look like I'm jumping on the bandwagon... I'm not, honest...


Pleasurebeach - 'Go'




This track came to me late on, in fact it was probably the week before Christmas... Maybe that's why I like it so much, it hasn't given me the chance to go off it yet !!! It sounds like 'Arcade Fire' after they've taken some happy pills. The band formed in Belfast in early 2015 and this is from their EP 'Dreamer To The Dawn' I can see from their Facebook page, that they supported 'The Vaccines' last month so hopefully they will get some more exposure.



How good are these... and these are my Top 20 of 2015.
To listen, click on my Spotify playlist below!


And if you like them, click here for the ones that made it into my 2nd best 20 of the year

Monday, 11 January 2016

R.I.P. David Bowie

  
                  DAVID BOWIE R.I.P.

I told him not to blow it
DAVID BOWIE - Starman(1972)

This is a true story, as are all my little dabblings. I was totally freaked out by seeing Mr Bowie on 'Top of the Pops', it was like nothing I have ever seen before, but it was brilliant, it was fantastic, (boys showing affection, whats going on?).  I had to get ' Ziggy Stardust ' this is what it is all about! This is why! I knew I loved music!

My girlfriend (now wife) was a Stewardess with 'Courtline'  in Luton and was on a trip to Malaga that night. She left for the flight and left me to my own devices. She would be home at about 0600 in the morning. She had just bought a new Philips stereo from Boots. Wow! it sounded the real deal, 'stereo'. I set it up in her room with one speaker on each side of the bed. I got myself placed on the bed,  I had a supply of refreshments (beers etc.etc.).  She always got Duty Frees, beers and tabs, on return from every flight (bonus) and I put 'Ziggy Stardust' on!

I don't think anything else before or after has made such an impression on me (and I am talking Dylan/Beatles here) but this just blew me away....I had it on repeat! on repeat!  on repeat!

'If we can sparkle he may land tonight'.

'Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars'  was still playing  when she returned from her flight in the early morning (probably 7 to 9 hours later) and I wanted to share it with her!

'I'm a Starman!'  (I was in the stratosphere?)


'She told me not to blow it!'  (I did!)

'Ziggy Stardust' is definitely in my top 10 (very high up) of my all time best Albums. Try it!  'Cause he knows it's all worth while!'



By Old Pa