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bonnie bella

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Ever feel that words just get in the way?

This week we're going back to instrumentals, so without further pointless chatter, let's get started.


Had to be here, it's iconic.  Fleetwood Mac with "Albatross" (1968).  Special to me because it was composed by Peter Green, my favourite Fleetwood Macker.  Also, one of the loveliest videos I've ever watched.




A live clip next.  Jeff Beck at Madison Square Gardens in 2013 performing "Women of Ireland" with a very talented Tal Wilkenfeld (from Australia) on the bass guitar, Lizzie Ball on the violin, and Jonathan Joseph on drums. 




Early Bangles change the pace with "Bitchen' Summer", from 1980. I posted this last week just for fun, and the beat has stayed on.




Finally, of course, Brian and the boys, with one of their many excellent instrumentals.  Diamond Head, from the Friends album, (1968).




Hopefully, there is something in this lot that will tickle your fancy. [smile]

Now shhh!


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Al Forsyth

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A full week listener week for me.  Good stuff, Bonnie.
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Gold - Fleetwood Mac - This era of the band is criminally overlooked in the United States.  I really don't know how many here know the band even existed before the addition of Buckingham and Nicks.  Peter Green.  What a player.  

Silver - Beach Boys - For such a prolific vocal group, The Boys have a bunch of outstanding instrumentals in the canon.  

Bronze - Jeff Beck - I tend to prefer his work with The Yardbirds, but this is nice.  

Tin - The Bangles - All apologies to Ms. Hoff.  
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bonnie, I love instrumentals....no wretched lyrics to get in the way. In fact, I've had an instrumentals week on the back burner for a while, but luckily not planned for 2 weeks from today! Several of yours are unknown to me, so give me a couple days to vote. Meanwhile...none of these were planned for mine!

Here's the Rolling Stones, not really known for instrumentals, with 2120 South Michigan Avenue, credited to Nanker Phelge (an early pseudonym used for songs written by all the Stones):


Compare that one to this local act, The Baskerville Hounds (from Cleveland) with Space Rock Pt.2 credited to D.J.Kohler:


Discuss.

XTC - Procession Towards Learning Land (Homo Safari Series #6)


Boomtown Rats - Whitehall 1212


Lovin' Spoonful - Night Owl Blues:




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Here's the album closer from Deep Purple's Burn, A200.  Some of Ritchie Blackmore's finest playing is on this track



Pink Floyd has many great ones, but here's one from the underrated Obscured by Clouds album.  



Speaking of closing tracks, here's Los Endos, the closer from Genesis's excellent Trick of the Tail album



From Iron Maiden's debut, Transylvania



To cool down after that, here's Brian Wilson's Half Moon Bay 




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Won won wonderful week, Bonnie!  

I'll vote the following:

GOLD:  The Beach Boys for Diamond Head.  I love that Hawaiian sound - it's so soothing.  Who was playing the lead guitar for this?

SILVER:  Fleetwood Mac for Albatross.  Again, a calming and relaxing instrumental.  Very pretty.

BRONZE: Jeff Beck for Women of Ireland.  Very good!  It has no business being in this slot, but .. well,  you know how it goes...

TIN/PEWTER:  The Bangles for Bitchen' Summer.  It's good, but not as good as the other three.  

My final answer.

Bonnie, this was a very rough week.  They all were so good!



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bonnie -- a very nice change of pace this week. And the thought of "no words" from you know who at tonight's "debate", with each and every falsehood overlaid with soothing instrumentals, makes me almost smile.

Listening to your Bangles track led me to a video in which Susanna Hoffs gets undressed to an instrumental by Nine Inch Nails. I won't sully your week with that one, so I'll sully it with these NIN instrumentals instead (just kidding, they're actually good):

"Deep" (remastered instrumental version)



"A Warm Place", The Downward Spiral, 1994 



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Wow, early Bangles - and so early I don't think I even have this (earliest thing I have is a 12" EP called The Real World)

So
Gold - Bangles
Silver - Fleetwood Mac
Bronze - BBs
Tin - Jeff Beck


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t, a great start to this week with Rolling Stones.  That would be the best instrumental I've listened to (so far) this morning.   Listened to The Baskerville Hounds, but not sure what I'm comparing.  Al and Darren, being muso's, will be able to discuss that better than me.  I'd be inclined to say "Hey, that's cool" which is not particularly helpful.
 
Wasn't expecting of heavy metal to start the week, but thanks, kds and Larry.  Transylvania is worth a listen for anyone, don't skip it!  Enjoying the gorgeous Pink Floyd now. (Of whom I knew would make an appearance if kds did. [smile])

Larry, is this what you're talking about?   *Warning - undressing woman*.  



Peter, Bitchen Summer was released in 1982 but recorded well before that.  I looked up your album.  The Bangles covered a NZ song "How Is The Air Up There?"  How cool.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangles_(EP)

Fact of the day. Vicki Peterson, lead guitarist and vocalist for the Bangles, is married to John Cowsill.


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Speaking of metal, here's some Yngwie Malmsteen, with Brothers.




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Bonnie,

Why the warning for that Suzanna Hoff clip?  She doesn't even get Hoff naked.  

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bonnie -- Yes, I think that's the video I was referring to. I should watch it three or four more times to make sure.

Instrumental votes:

Gold -- Fleetwood Mac -- Gorgeous. I thought I'd posted it more than twice here on the BOTB, but could only find two. Maybe I misspelled "Albatross".

Silver -- The Beach Boys -- One of those tracks that nobody ever seems to mention. I've always loved it for all the cool sounds it has. It's one of my favorites from Friends, although they should have followed it with something better than that creepy "Transcendental Meditation".

Bronze -- Jeff Beck and friends -- Excellent musicianship, of course, but the tune doesn't do much for me.

Pewter -- The Bangles -- Fun but not enough.


Two favorites from Brian and his collaborators:

"In My Moondreams" (with Andy Paley)



"Metal Beach" (with Paul Shaffer)



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Listened to The Baskerville Hounds, but not sure what I'm comparing

Aside from the bass line being ever so slightly different, the drums, guitar, organ and harmonica are virtually the same on both records. Or is it just me?

Dave Clark Five - On the Move

Raoul and the U.S. Teens (aka the Turtles) - Buzzsaw (from the LP Battle of the Bands)




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Why the warning for that Suzanna Hoff clip?  She doesn't even get Hoff naked.  


Tsk! Such Hoff baked commentary, kds! 


bonnie - I'll Hoff to give myself a couple of days sorting your selections. Problem is...I may need some hypnosis or psychotherapy sessions to really absorb the Mac track without hearing this in another chamber of my noggin:






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Some tuney songs -
It kicked off this album:

Steve Howe shows how it is:

And then Mr. Frampton:

A band at their very best:

VERY good week to lose some vocals, Bonnie! 

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