Week 47 - Fri 25 Nov
Welcome to the RPM Record Club Seven Day Soundtrack, week ending Friday 25th November 2022. Feels like we're suddenly heading quickly for the end of the year; the fun fair is in town and parked up outside the house and our small Christmas tree is ready to pick up from the town Christmas Tree Scheme. After that's installed in it's bracket on the wall of the house, it'll be time for a brew and some tunes...over to....
"Remembering Wilko Johnson this week who died last Monday."
"Hi everyone, here’s my 3 for this week."
"I like to watch the Country Music Awards to see if there are any new acts that appeal to me. I also like to see the latest awful fashion that they wear. The only good parts of it are the wonderful cowboy hats which most probably cost a fortune. Anyway, this year they actually credited the Rolling Stones with influencing some of the country music. Hence my theme this week. The older members of RPM will remember that I had loads of Stones’ singles but not one album. I’m not quite sure why ! I enjoyed some of their recorded concerts recently and so I’m going for the raw sounding tracks from those today."
Going Back by The Byrds -
Armadillo Breakdown by Country Cooking -
Druids of Stonehenge- 'Six Feet Down' (initially on US only 'Creation' LP released mid 1968. UNI label. This from 'Baubles'. Vol 1: Down to Middle Earth' released early 1988. Big Beat label)
Yesterday's Obsession- 'The Phycle' (initially US only 7" single b-side to 'Complicated Mind' released January 12th 1968. Pacemaker label. This from 'Texas Psychedelia from the sixties' French issue LP released 1986. EVA label)
Things to come- 'Come alive' (initially US only 7" single released 1968. Warner Bros label. This from 'Transparent Days: West Coast Nuggets' released mid 2017. Rhino label)
"Phil: I just wish I'd thought of the phrase first! I have to admit it was a phrase I did use once or twice on my radio show when I played the occasional Beatle bootleg🙂!!!
Stay well and, to (mis)quote some TV show or other................ keeeeeeeep listening!!! "
Alien Afternoon Genesis - "This track is taken from the first and only album to be released by Genesis after Phil Collins packed it in and was replaced by Ray Wilson the erstwhile guitarist and vocalist with Stiltskin. The album didn't set the world alight (briefly No. 2 in the UK album charts) but I still have my cd and although I haven't played it for a long while it still doesn't sound too bad to me."
Cam Ye O'er Frae France Steeleye Span - "I cottoned on to Steeleye Span on the release of Below The Salt and loved the album and it's follow-up Parcel Of Rogues. I must have been attracted by the strong rock influence that this bunch of folk musicians had incorporated and they were really great to see live."
I Walk On Guilded Splinters Tedeschi Trucks Band - "A cover of a song by Dr. John performed by a band I'd love to see live with Mike Mattison on vocals. I can remember when it was done by Marsha Hunt as Walk On Gilded Splinters"
"Jackie's paid suitable respects to the one-off that was Wilko Johnson...nothing to add, so....
Here's three from bands seen live in York and Leeds this past week."
The Prince by Diamond Head - "Supporting Saxon at York's Barbican, here's the gig opener and, I'd be so bold as to suggest, a possible contender for the riff that gave birth to Metallica..."
The Pilgrimage by Saxon - "Not resting on their 1980s laurels, the band played 5 songs from their new Carpe Diem opus at their home gig; Mr Byford has moved from France and now resides in Yorkshire again...much to the crowds delight when informed of this fact with a "Yorkshire" chant that lasted a good few minutes!"
Sniffing Dog by Ozric Tentacles - "Just got back from the joint Gong / Ozrics gig in Leeds. Brilliant, in one word. Here's an old one played for the encore..."
'Til Next Time...