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Re: Songs that sound older or newer than they are
« Reply #60 on: March 04, 2019, 11:43:00 AM »
And conversely, I always struggle that There She Goes isn't ten years earlier than it actually is. Very late '70s to my brain

Re: Songs that sound older or newer than they are
« Reply #61 on: March 04, 2019, 12:35:52 PM »
An early Georgio Moroder track was noted on a CM episode as sounding like it was from the future.

When I first heard Tomorrow Never Knows in 1982, it seemed to be from the future not tne past.

Re: Songs that sound older or newer than they are
« Reply #62 on: March 04, 2019, 12:51:35 PM »
Any time I hear the Scissor Sisters' "Take Your Mama" I am convinced that it is a mid 70s Elton John track.

Re: Songs that sound older or newer than they are
« Reply #63 on: March 04, 2019, 01:34:31 PM »
This Godley & Creme song 'The Worm and the Rattlesnake' always sounds to me as though it's from the '90s rather than 1983.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cNodi1n9oI

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Re: Songs that sound older or newer than they are
« Reply #64 on: March 04, 2019, 01:53:28 PM »
Miles Davis 'Rated X' sounds like drum and bass but was recorded in the early 70's.

Likewise Miles' Great Expectations from the Big Fun album.

Terry Riley's A Rainbow In Curved Air is the first one that springs to my mind.

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Re: Songs that sound older or newer than they are
« Reply #65 on: March 04, 2019, 02:15:33 PM »
The Il y a des jours album by Hellebore from 1985 sounds like Post Rock from the late 90's. I think it's because they are younger musicians inspired by earlier RIO bands (especially Henry Cow) and they have a quirky naivety about them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R7DVdSDNsw

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Re: Songs that sound older or newer than they are
« Reply #66 on: March 04, 2019, 02:19:38 PM »
The first time I listened to Hymnen by Karlheinz Stockhausen I realised that he had catalogued the sound palettes of multiple artists to follow.

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Re: Songs that sound older or newer than they are
« Reply #67 on: March 04, 2019, 02:48:45 PM »
It seems that some of these younger folk around here haven't quite got their heads around the concept of sampling, doesn't it?   Particularly drums.

The Donovan album Hurdy Gurdy Man has what I believe some of those coloured fellows 'over the pond' described as fatback all over it.  Get Thy Bearings has been sampled a fair bit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyxfCQG1t4w

Similarly, bands such as Ocean Colour Scene and The Stone Roses were generally referred to - derisively - as throwbacks to the sixties, so it's not all that surprising that some of their records resemble sixties tracks, is it?

That Ocean Colour Scene's records sound a bit like The Small Faces' isn't too surprising bearing in mind that's what they were aiming for.  The Stone Roses one though, I don't hear that at all.

Re: Songs that sound older or newer than they are
« Reply #68 on: March 04, 2019, 03:05:47 PM »
Any time I hear the Scissor Sisters' "Take Your Mama" I am convinced that it is a mid 70s Elton John track.

Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting?

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Re: Songs that sound older or newer than they are
« Reply #69 on: March 05, 2019, 08:26:50 AM »
Here's another piece where the sound palette anticipates artists that would emerge decades later. Some of what is happening here sounds like voices being manipulated in a digital sampler, but as it's from 1962 it must all have be done with meticulous manipulation of tape, perhaps taking hundreds of hours.

Bernard Parmegiani - Danse (1962)

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Re: Songs that sound older or newer than they are
« Reply #70 on: March 05, 2019, 09:03:49 AM »
Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting?

More likely his version of "Honky Tonk Women" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0yPbg_ASrU It has the same strut as "Take Your Mama"

Re: Songs that sound older or newer than they are
« Reply #71 on: March 05, 2019, 06:27:17 PM »
I'm not sure when it sounds like it should be from, but it's bizarre to think that The Stooges debut was released in 1969.

I must admit similar amazement that 1969 came out in, errr... 1969

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pbv2OIcA4dI