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Funny thing, I did Volume One of The Originals last April 8th- strange that the same Thought Bubble would arise at the very same time of year!
This year the thought was inspired by two Vinyl Albums I just happened to see.
One containing a forgotten Bonus EP that I will probably never play on the show again!
I'll begin with a Bob Dylan song, and just what is the Original?
Then the Everly Brothers are the centerpiece, with a couple of good buddies heavily influenced by the Everly songs, doing them casually and with great joy years later on that EP.
This was fun for me, see if it is for you!
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Comment by Mike Pell on April 7, 2015 at 9:01pm
I have the Rockpile on vinyl album first, then the CD which I guess is an old one because there are no bonus tracks.
If you listen closely to the Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds EP I played you can hear the pops and clicks of vinyl.
Agreed, on that Rockpile album it does sound like they're having a blast, and I have one every time I pull it out.
I have to look for that Concert For Kampuchea, I don't remember anything about it, lol!
Wonder if it ever was released on CD? Probably.
I'd like to take credit for Bob Dylan, but I am just exposing you to him as opposed to the places you usually listen to music.
And you are growing and opening up to more kinds of music!
Aw...maybe it is ME, lol!
So, you liked this show!
Figured you would, and we know why!
Thanks for the listen and writing,
Comment by Mike Pell on April 7, 2015 at 7:07pm
Too Much of Nothing I guess would have to be credited to Bob Dylan as the Original, he wrote it but Peter, Paul & Mary released it in 1967.
His Basement Tapes were recorded after his motorcycle accident in 1966, and one would assume that's how PP&M got it- we didn't get to hear it by him until 1974.
That's a very good comparison, Spooky Tooth to Uriah Heep, I can't think of a better one.
The Everly Brothers are two great sounding voices, but I think there was some confusion there.
I did say there were times in that 8-song set you couldn't tell them apart from Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds.
Simply, it was 2 same songs from each twice- starting with Lowe and Edmunds with two then Everlys with the two Orifinals- and repeated with 2 other songs.
What the hell am I talking had to BE there, LOL!
Ok, I'll take it, the Golden Pell to Spooky Tooth!
That's easy, lol!
Thanks for the listen and writing,
Comment by Jon on April 6, 2015 at 10:52am

Those ROCKPILE songs are available on the "Seconds Of Pleasure" CD. It was OOP for awhile, not sure if it is back in print. They, ROCKPILE, do a nice job on those songs and it really sounds like they're having fun. Hell, that whole ROCKPILE album sounds like they're having a blast. I had to get the "Concert For Kampuchea" album when it came out, because it had ROCKPILE as well as a bunch of other artists I really liked. Don't have it now, I don't think it was ever released on CD. What a shame. 

Bob Dylan no longer annoys me. I have no idea what happened, but his voice is quite ok. What did you do to me???!!!!

Now I see what you meant about me liking the show. ROCKPILE was an awesome band, wish they had more than that one album.

So, I liked this show!

Comment by RJhog (Admin) on April 6, 2015 at 9:39am

Listening at home while my son is playing games on my iPhone.  So this may be a bit spotty.

Too Much of Nothing by Spooky Tooth, I have to say, is pretty cool.  This is a band I've heard of but I'm not really familiar with them at all.  That guitar sounds nice.  This also sounds like it would have made a great Uriah Heep song.  I guess, as I'm listening, that the next song is the original.  It's not bad, but I like the first one better.  Nope, that was Bob Dylan and The Band.  Now I'm told we don't know what the original is.  So I'll just say Spooky Tooth did it better.

The Everly Brothers.  That is just two great sounding voices right there.  And to hear them together is just wonderful.  Take A Message To Mary (I'm guessing the song titles here), the first one, is terrific.  Sounds very polished.  Crying In The Rain doesn't sound polished, it sounds much more raw.  But great nonetheless.   The second set is just the opposite,  Crying In The Rain sounds really good here.

I guess I got a bit confused on the running order.  Oh well.  Poor Jenny and When Will I Be Loved, both very nice.

I'll give the Golden Pell to Spooky Tooth.  

Cool show Mike.

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