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WestwayKid wrote:
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The cats have no respect for the music...
Cats have no respect for anything - I think that's why I like them so much.
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oliver wrote:
07 Aug 2019, 8:51am
WestwayKid wrote:
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The cats have no respect for the music...
Cats have no respect for anything - I think that's why I like them so much.
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Marky Dread wrote:
07 Aug 2019, 3:48am
WestwayKid wrote:
06 Aug 2019, 8:52pm
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Any good?
60's schmaltz - but there are a handful of decent moments that elevate it above some of its competition. Murry did apparently have an ear for a melody and that does come through. I think I've listened to this LP once (it is not available on CD - I don't think).
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Don't forget about the Sunrays!
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07 Aug 2019, 10:09am
Don't forget about the Sunrays!
Soulful Old Man Sunshine is a fantastic track. I wonder what Murry thought about Brian and Rick Henn working together? The harmonies are incredible and I think it would have been a decent fit for Sunflower - especially if it could have bumped one of Bruce's tracks! :mrgreen:

Wasn't it rumored that the song was never released because Carl flubbed one of the lines - singing "Shunsine" instead of "Sunshine"? He wouldn't allow it to be released - even on comps and in fact - it did not officially appear until after his death.

"I Live For The Sun" is also a pretty darned fantastic track!
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WestwayKid wrote:
07 Aug 2019, 10:03am
Marky Dread wrote:
07 Aug 2019, 3:48am
WestwayKid wrote:
06 Aug 2019, 8:52pm
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Any good?
60's schmaltz - but there are a handful of decent moments that elevate it above some of its competition. Murry did apparently have an ear for a melody and that does come through. I think I've listened to this LP once (it is not available on CD - I don't think).
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60's schmaltz - but there are a handful of decent moments that elevate it above some of its competition. Murry did apparently have an ear for a melody and that does come through. I think I've listened to this LP once (it is not available on CD - I don't think).
Agreed: don't forget "The Happy Song" and "The Plumber's Tune," by Eck Kynor -- who did some work at the Wilson home, and wound up on the record, because, well -- Murry was like that!

And actually, it is available on CD, per Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Many-Moods-Murry ... B000066ACN

Before that, it was available on the site as a download-only release -- I discovered that a few years back, when I did a search on the album, to see what had been written about it.
Soulful Old Man Sunshine is a fantastic track. I wonder what Murry thought about Brian and Rick Henn working together? The harmonies are incredible and I think it would have been a decent fit for Sunflower - especially if it could have bumped one of Bruce's tracks!

Wasn't it rumored that the song was never released because Carl flubbed one of the lines - singing "Shunsine" instead of "Sunshine"? He wouldn't allow it to be released - even on comps and in fact - it did not officially appear until after his death.

"I Live For The Sun" is also a pretty darned fantastic track!
I think "I Live For The Sun" is the main reason that the band is remembered, aside from the Wilson connection. It hints of more potential that never got realized. The BBs influence is obvious, but I also hear a lot of the Association and the Mamas & The Papas, too.

And last but not least, let's not forget this little nugget, the KFC ad that Murry and the Sunrays recorded on spec, a futile gesture that would go unheard for decades:
http://blogfiles.wfmu.org/DP/2003/01/36 ... -march.mp3

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Bands with high mortality rates.

The Temptations have had 24 members since 1961 - 12 of them are dead. In their first 40 years (1961-2001) they had 14 members - 10 are dead. That's a mortality rate of 71.4%.

Of the 7 credited band members who played on the first Lynyrd Skynyrd album - 6 are dead (and only 1 - Ronnie Van Zant was killed in their 1977 plane crash).
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Bands with high mortality rates.

The Temptations have had 24 members since 1961 - 12 of them are dead. In their first 40 years (1961-2001) they had 14 members - 10 are dead. That's a mortality rate of 71.4%.

Of the 7 credited band members who played on the first Lynyrd Skynyrd album - 6 are dead (and only 1 - Ronnie Van Zant was killed in their 1977 plane crash).
Not a huge number, but all but one of the lineup of the Exploding Hearts died in a car crash right after their debut lp was released
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Wolter wrote:
26 Aug 2019, 12:47pm
WestwayKid wrote:
26 Aug 2019, 12:40pm
Bands with high mortality rates.

The Temptations have had 24 members since 1961 - 12 of them are dead. In their first 40 years (1961-2001) they had 14 members - 10 are dead. That's a mortality rate of 71.4%.

Of the 7 credited band members who played on the first Lynyrd Skynyrd album - 6 are dead (and only 1 - Ronnie Van Zant was killed in their 1977 plane crash).
Not a huge number, but all but one of the lineup of the Exploding Hearts died in a car crash right after their debut lp was released
I really like that album.
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I'd never heard of them, but everyone in a British band called Viola Beach died a few years ago in a car crash.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-35572838
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26 Aug 2019, 1:18pm
I'd never heard of them, but everyone in a British band called Viola Beach died a few years ago in a car crash.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-35572838
Yep sad stuff for such a young band. Not my taste but a sad episode.
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The Beach Boys discussion over the past few pages was really interesting — any book recs beyond Catch a Wave?

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