YouTube of the day (..with video embedding)

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Re: YouTube of the day (..with video embedding)

Postby IanIachimoe » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:00 pm

Seems like Lee was big into The Who during those mid 90s years. Remember that quote from Johnny Marr in Q:

Lee and I got together for a few days in the '90s. I've got some tapes somewhere of he and I sat playing whatever came into our heads. Things like I Can See For Miles, Pinball Wizard... most of The Who catalogue, now I think of it [laughs].


This confirms the time period more specifically

My opinion of Lee Mavers ? Well obviously I think he was pretty fantastic, the La's album is still great. Lee and I played together for a few days in '94 or '95. He came over to my place and we jammed on some La's stuff and some Stones and old R 'n B (real R n B, Bo Diddley) and improvised a bit. I like "Calling All" and "Liberty Ship'..."Looking Glass"
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Re: YouTube of the day (..with video embedding)

Postby Tony » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:21 pm

Had a go at fixing the awful echo on the DeFreitas session... some startling musicianship is buried underneath an effect so liberally applied it sounds like sabotage. Also restored Looking Glass and the untitled jam, which are bafflingly left off Viper's 1987 set.

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Postby Ming-8L » Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:38 am

The Chimes of Freedom - The Byrds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2nKFmXlY38
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Re: YouTube of the day (..with video embedding)

Postby Ming-8L » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:07 am

America is in trouble. Change is coming, never give in. Time for Pete Seeger plus all the '60's protest songs again. You might get an idea now why Liverpool is my kind of town.

Pete Seeger - This Land is Your Land https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HE4H0k8TDgw
One more, All You Fascists Bound to Lose! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwcKwGS7OSQ
Alright one from Britain, Way Out, yep it's a protest song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IExqakYhTI
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Postby jcalz216 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:09 pm

Ming-8L wrote:America is in trouble. Change is coming, never give in. Time for Pete Seeger plus all the '60's protest songs again. You might get an idea now why Liverpool is my kind of town.

Pete Seeger - This Land is Your Land https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HE4H0k8TDgw
One more, All You Fascists Bound to Lose! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwcKwGS7OSQ
Alright one from Britain, Way Out, yep it's a protest song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IExqakYhTI


You've got great taste. Check out Phil Ochs. Doesn't matter what--all his songs touch on much the same thing--although I will single out "Crucifixion" and "Ringing of Revolution" as particular faves of mine. Also, correct me if I'm wrong but you're a relatively rare example of a stateside La's fan, right? If so, please know you're not alone. I live about a half-hour southwest of Boston.

Also, EVERYONE should check out this artist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzsLf3Kxilo I see a little Lee in her, if only for that same mish-mashing of every style under the sun all in one song.
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Postby Ming-8L » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:15 am

Cheers jcalz216. Good to know you're here! There are a few others and quite a number of countries are represented. Of course the UK dominates. Ochs is the one I sometimes remember I forget. I first heard some of his songs ages ago but have to be in the right mood & the lyrics require close attention. Piercingly stark truth yet beautifully delivered. A singing journalist. A couple of his songs are a tiny bit like the Kinks with sardonic bite though less upbeat, playful. I'll listen to him some more. Thx for tip on Golden, hadn't heard of her. Quite the trailblazer and collage of styles. If Spotify is any indication, and not sure it is, The La's seem most popular in NY. New Mexico and Santiago, Chile have a surprising # of listeners.
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Re: YouTube of the day (..with video embedding)

Postby VidBrats » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:38 am

I'd always imagined what Gorge Martin would have done with The La's had he produced them. Then, I heard the Royal Philharmonic's instrumental cover of "There She Goes" and had an "Aha" moment. This is the result that I'd just posted on YouTube -- A remix with a full-on orchestral backing (as George Martin might've envisioned) and a visual homage to Liverpool of the '80s/'90s.

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Re: YouTube of the day (..with video embedding)

Postby IanIachimoe » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:47 pm

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Re: YouTube of the day (..with video embedding)

Postby Ming-8L » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:03 pm

The Onset. 1991 promo video for First I Feel You, filmed at the Pier Head in Liverpool. So cool! I like Mike's vocals and the flow of the song better here than much of his La's work. Less choppy. Hemmings is always good, IMO. Mike gets his say, whatever it's about, I think that feeling has long passed.
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Re: YouTube of the day (..with video embedding)

Postby Ming-8L » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:27 pm

Oh no, not Badger. Looking at this video I think I could have fallen in love with him. How unexpected. Crazy.
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Re: YouTube of the day (..with video embedding)

Postby Ming-8L » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:09 am

Macefield said Mavers had been enthusing about Lightnin' Slim. There's more interesting guitar work but going to pick this song for the lyrics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V8-tK2YMrI
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Re: YouTube of the day (..with video embedding)

Postby Ming-8L » Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:17 am

Reposting Kev's V Festival, Failure from way back
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_u_ZXMDECE
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Re: YouTube of the day (..with video embedding)

Postby Khris » Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:50 pm

Ming-8L wrote:Oh no, not Badger. Looking at this video I think I could have fallen in love with him. How unexpected. Crazy.


I could never get on board with Badger's voice. It never sounded authentic to me. It's always had a feeling of affectation to me.
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Re: YouTube of the day (..with video embedding)

Postby Ming-8L » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:17 pm

All I can say is Badger and Mavers had a positive spiritual influence on each other. I hope they have or will mend as friends. Together they were finding meaning and wisdom in words with la in them. Mavers was still talking about the Oglala tribe in '95, which the NME reporter unfairly assumed was scousebabble. http://www.firstpeople.us/FP-Html-Wisdom/BlackElk.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HltLD4rCbfo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIBwDeeX7mU
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Re: YouTube of the day (..with video embedding)

Postby Ming-8L » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:59 am

Not sure how I missed this Come In Come Out version before but it's cracking me up. :lol: I can't even describe it but love it. Kinda bossa nova maybe. Think I'll be playing it all night.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fE5QbwsodE
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