Stone Thames

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Re: Stone Thames

Post by Marky Dread » 10 Sep 2017, 9:34am

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Think I forgot Lose This Skin.
I understand anyone who doesn't like "Lose This Skin" as Tymon's vocals are an aquired taste. However I really like this track a lot. I wonder if it would have more takers as an instrumental?
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Re: Stone Thames

Post by Low Down Low » 10 Sep 2017, 10:08am

Think i only ever listened to it once but isn't there a backwards track on the Stone Roses debut album too? Whatever about such indulgence on a triple album, it seems unforgivably so on a single, unless there's something daring and creative about the Stone Roses version that I'm unaware of. Nor did it seem to have much negative effect when it came to the critical reception of the album.

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Re: Stone Thames

Post by Low Down Low » 10 Sep 2017, 10:35am

Marky Dread wrote:
10 Sep 2017, 9:34am
MarkyJacobs wrote:
10 Sep 2017, 9:20am
Think I forgot Lose This Skin.
I understand anyone who doesn't like "Lose This Skin" as Tymon's vocals are an aquired taste. However I really like this track a lot. I wonder if it would have more takers as an instrumental?
The fact that I laboured the impression it was a female vocalist for some time notwithstanding, I like Lose This Skin a lot. I think some kind of instrumental variant would have been a trillion times preferable than that Mensforth Hill atrocity.

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Re: Stone Thames

Post by Wolter » 10 Sep 2017, 11:08am

Low Down Low wrote:
10 Sep 2017, 10:35am
Marky Dread wrote:
10 Sep 2017, 9:34am
MarkyJacobs wrote:
10 Sep 2017, 9:20am
Think I forgot Lose This Skin.
I understand anyone who doesn't like "Lose This Skin" as Tymon's vocals are an aquired taste. However I really like this track a lot. I wonder if it would have more takers as an instrumental?
The fact that I laboured the impression it was a female vocalist for some time notwithstanding, I like Lose This Skin a lot. I think some kind of instrumental variant would have been a trillion times preferable than that Mensforth Hill atrocity.
A number of people I know thought that. It always sounded like a higher pitched male voice to me.

I really like Lose This Skin.
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Re: Stone Thames

Post by MarkyJacobs » 10 Sep 2017, 12:12pm

I'll be honest and say I'd forgotten Lose This Skin had a male vocal!

Yes, I do know who Tymon Dogg is. For some reason I've been 'remembering' it as being Ellen Foley!

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Re: Stone Thames

Post by coffeepotman » 10 Sep 2017, 12:37pm

I've liked Lose This Skin since I bought the album in 1980, Tymon's voice is good for the song

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Re: Stone Thames

Post by Heston » 11 Sep 2017, 2:41am

Marky Dread wrote:
10 Sep 2017, 9:29am
Wolter wrote:
10 Sep 2017, 1:37am
Heston wrote:
09 Sep 2017, 6:29pm
MarkyJacobs wrote:
09 Sep 2017, 6:04pm
Heston wrote:
09 Sep 2017, 4:25am
Sorry, I really don't understand how anyone can sit down and listen to Mensforth Hill. The only time I've heard it used effectively was in Westway to the World as a soundtrack piece.


3 card trick: Mensforth Hill; Junkie Slip; Kingston Advice...

Works superbly. You need music to makes you feel uncomfortable sometimes.

In fact, when you add Charlie Don't Surf as an opener and Street Parade as a climax, it's a sublime side of vinyl.
The other songs you mentioned are real songs, not some self indulgent piffle. I like a lot of "uncomfortable" music but just playing a song backwards and adding some chatter isn't great to me.
Oh shit. I'm agreeing with Heston again.

The only time it really ever worked for me was also on Westway.

Yep I guess as it was written for an imaginary Tv theme that's how it would work best.
I'd use the term "written" very loosely. ;)
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Re: Stone Thames

Post by Marky Dread » 11 Sep 2017, 12:09pm

Heston wrote:
11 Sep 2017, 2:41am
Marky Dread wrote:
10 Sep 2017, 9:29am
Wolter wrote:
10 Sep 2017, 1:37am
Heston wrote:
09 Sep 2017, 6:29pm
MarkyJacobs wrote:
09 Sep 2017, 6:04pm


3 card trick: Mensforth Hill; Junkie Slip; Kingston Advice...

Works superbly. You need music to makes you feel uncomfortable sometimes.

In fact, when you add Charlie Don't Surf as an opener and Street Parade as a climax, it's a sublime side of vinyl.
The other songs you mentioned are real songs, not some self indulgent piffle. I like a lot of "uncomfortable" music but just playing a song backwards and adding some chatter isn't great to me.
Oh shit. I'm agreeing with Heston again.

The only time it really ever worked for me was also on Westway.

Yep I guess as it was written for an imaginary Tv theme that's how it would work best.
I'd use the term "written" very loosely. ;)
Did I say "written" sorry I meant "weed break".
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Re: Stone Thames

Post by MarkyJacobs » 27 Sep 2017, 10:31am

Did BAD ever play I-Beam? It seems a lot of *cough* 'new wave' bands of that era did when they visited San Fran.

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Re: Stone Thames

Post by BR16ADE_R055E » 27 Sep 2017, 3:34pm

MarkyJacobs wrote:
27 Sep 2017, 10:31am
Did BAD ever play I-Beam? It seems a lot of *cough* 'new wave' bands of that era did when they visited San Fran.
I don’t think so, but Joe did.

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