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Post  roddie on Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:08 pm

I was ten years old in 1970.. when this song was released. I don't remember "hearing it" until much later in life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89g1P_J40JA

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Post  Admin on Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:16 pm

Great tune!

I just listened to it the other day.



Posted it in the "what are you listening to thread" on an audio forum. (that's why I have a picture of the tape) LOL

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Post  GallopingGhostler on Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:54 pm

Nice tune, but similarly I am not aware of it until just now. I was 16 at the time in Hawaii, perhaps the local radio stations didn't play it as much because of its UK origin, or, I only heard it enough to forget it. Back then though, we seemed to have our share of Kyu Sakamoto hits (i.e., "Ue Wo Muite Aruko" {"I Look Up As I Walk"} - dubbed "Sukiyaki" on the US side, although it had little to do with a food dish) and Don Ho ("Tiny Bubbles in the Wine"), not to mention also Tom Jones.
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Post  Cribbs74 on Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:44 pm

The history behind that song was it was written by Greg Lake as a very young man and not used until years later.

Sadly, Greg passed away a year or two ago. I reallly enjoy ELP, some of it is a touch strange, but some is amazing.

The MOOG synthesizer used in that song was pretty new for the time.
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Post  roddie on Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:09 pm

Thanks Ron.. for mentioning the "Moog" synthesizer. That's a whole other fantastic topic to explore.
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Post  Cribbs74 on Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:17 am

roddie wrote:Thanks Ron.. for mentioning the "Moog" synthesizer. That's a whole other fantastic topic to explore.

Keith Emerson was a big fan of MOOG, and the company had him test their new Synths for a time. Keith took his own life about a year before Greg died. Tragic, but that’s the way things go sometimes.

I am actually quite surprised that a couple of you have never heard the song before. It gets a ton of airplay to this day. Probably the most popular ELP tune. “Still you turn me on” and “from the beginning” is another couple of their major hits.

I only listen to Classic rock and 70’s Soft Rock, so I hear ELP all the time.

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Post  getback on Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:34 am

I remember ELO man they were the stuff back then , guess i dont hear too much of them since i listen to mostly hard rock sep when i need a break from the wild side !! I didn't know that about Keith and that greg had pasted, Rest in peace .
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Post  Marleysky on Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:40 pm

Thanks for the memories and a small flashback episode! ELP was my go to 8 track tape for the ride home from College on the weekends. My parents wondered why I cut large holes in the door panels of my car and installed speakers??  Listen to Lucky Man with headphones on....wheee, or James Gang, Joe Welsh on Funk69. Finally the complete album “Brain Salad Surgery”  aptly named, mind blowing music and lyrics, ooohh.
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It’s no wonder l like flying via Tom Petty

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Post  roddie on Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:03 pm

Marleysky wrote:Thanks for the memories and a small flashback episode! ELP was my go to 8 track tape for the ride home from College on the weekends. My parents wondered why I cut large holes in the door panels of my car and installed speakers??  Listen to Lucky Man with headphones on....wheee, or James Gang, Joe Welsh on Funk69. Finally the complete album “Brain Salad Surgery”  aptly named, mind blowing music and lyrics, ooohh.
Here we go again:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K7-zSvOBFqw
It’s no wonder l like flying via Tom Petty

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=s5BJXwNeKsQ


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Great memories Rene!!! Thanks for sharing here! We "men" will always be boys at heart.. I'd still cut-out my car's door-panels.. to install better speakers..

I'm currently working for a company.. running a CNC router-machine.. that cuts Baltic-Birch plywood components for the best loudspeakers being currently produced.. in the world today.

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Post  GallopingGhostler on Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:34 pm

Cribbs74 wrote:
roddie wrote:Thanks Ron.. for mentioning the "Moog" synthesizer. That's a whole other fantastic topic to explore.

Keith Emerson was a big fan of MOOG, and the company had him test their new Synths for a time. Keith took his own life about a year before Greg died. Tragic, but that’s the way things go sometimes.

I was surprised to see that Moog re-released their Mini-Moog D, $3.5k going price. The ultimate Moog, Moog Synthesizer IIIP Limited-edition Reissue Modular Synthesizer is a $35k piece of huge equipment. None of these would find a place in my stable due to their very high cost for essentially a glorified street musician. Shocked

Obviously there is a demand for them as Moog has revived them.

Sweetwater Mini-Moog D Analog Synthesizer (Walnut Limited Edition)

Sweetwater Modular 3P Moog Synthesizer (IIP Limited Edition Reissue)

You can here the Moog Mini-D in a studio recording remake of Michael Jackson's Thriller (no vocals, keyboards do melody).

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