Author Topic: Music things you don't see anymore  (Read 1513 times)

kalowski

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Music things you don't see anymore
« on: January 11, 2019, 09:39:00 PM »
Two microphones taped together

Re: Music things you don't see anymore
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 09:53:17 PM »
Electronic musicians performing unashamedly with tape machines.



I can't find a more realistic picture (with a stage rather than chroma key), where it's still possible the machine was a prop, but still.

PlanktonSideburns

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Re: Music things you don't see anymore
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 10:34:49 PM »
Curly cables

Rocket Surgery

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Re: Music things you don't see anymore
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2019, 10:41:52 PM »
Curly cables

I'm not sure whether to post a picture of Brian May or GG Allin.


PlanktonSideburns

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Re: Music things you don't see anymore
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2019, 10:54:27 PM »
I like how yer one on the right is singing with arms folded. More of that I say

kalowski

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Re: Music things you don't see anymore
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2019, 11:15:10 PM »
Drummer at the front on Top of the Pops. De rigueure in early 70s.

buzby

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Re: Music things you don't see anymore
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2019, 01:11:13 AM »
Electronic musicians performing unashamedly with tape machines.



I can't find a more realistic picture (with a stage rather than chroma key), where it's still possible the machine was a prop, but still.
The early 80s Human League/OMD 'backing tape battle' on TOTP springs to mind.
McCluskey & co. bring one for Messages:

The League trump them with two for The Sound Of The Crowd:


BlodwynPig

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Re: Music things you don't see anymore
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2019, 01:11:18 AM »
Drummer at the front on Top of the Pops. De rigueure in early 70s.

Must be a reason for that....hmmmm

Re: Music things you don't see anymore
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2019, 01:29:21 AM »
The League trump them with two for The Sound Of The Crowd:


Not wanting to be a total pedant, but I'm counting three machines (well, 5 reels) there.

Mr_Simnock

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Re: Music things you don't see anymore
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2019, 02:18:43 AM »
I can see 2 keyboards and 3 tape machines, GET ME

Re: Music things you don't see anymore
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2019, 12:05:44 PM »
The working class.

Nowhere Man

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Re: Music things you don't see anymore
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2019, 12:16:53 PM »
Anti-capitalist, angry at the state of the world type music, at least anything that has a chance of selling a lot of records. Almost every popular female singer sounds the same now.

Pingers

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Re: Music things you don't see anymore
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2019, 12:18:00 PM »
Does anyone do that thing still of two singers back to back singing into the same mic, à la Status Quo? I hope not.

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Re: Music things you don't see anymore
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2019, 12:21:02 PM »
Anti-capitalist, angry at the state of the world type music, at least anything that has a chance of selling a lot of records. Almost every popular female singer sounds the same now.

The Knife, though

alan nagsworth

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Re: Music things you don't see anymore
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2019, 12:28:01 PM »
white dog shit bass guitars

Re: Music things you don't see anymore
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2019, 12:35:59 PM »
Novelty hits brought back from Marbella

Re: Music things you don't see anymore
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2019, 12:36:29 PM »
At live shows,someone coming on stage just before the band come on, usually a friend or relative of the band, and saying something like 'Well, they're coming on stage now, what a great bunch of lads they are, they play their instruments really well, jolly good band they are, I'm sure you'll all agree.", in order to enthuse the audience.

I last saw this done at the first V festival in 1996, for Gorky's Zygotic Mynci.

thecuriousorange

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Re: Music things you don't see anymore
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2019, 01:06:45 PM »
HMV

Re: Music things you don't see anymore
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2019, 01:07:14 PM »
My wife went to a folk festival and the guy who introduced one of the band on stage actually started crying as he felt so privileged to be ushering them on. He also described someone as a 'smart Alex'.

Re: Music things you don't see anymore
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2019, 01:12:05 PM »
'Indies-only' coloured vinyl seems to have become the generic limited edition now. You don't get the 7" box set containing 3 postcards and a badge, or limited double pack 7"s anymore. Actually, physical lead singles off albums seem to be rapidly disappearing.

Fan clubs too. I was never in any band's fan club although was tempted by the Madness one when I was in my teens. They seemed to send out quite a lot of decent desirable stuff. Actually, tell a lie, I was in the Pastels one which was great while it lasted.

Re: Music things you don't see anymore
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2019, 01:22:05 PM »
Anti-capitalist, angry at the state of the world type music, at least anything that has a chance of selling a lot of records.

Dunno Sleaford Mods do alright don't they?

Can't say I'm a fan, mind.

Brundle-Fly

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Re: Music things you don't see anymore
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2019, 01:25:11 PM »
Charity records are apparently banned by BBC radio now. Is this true?

thecuriousorange

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Re: Music things you don't see anymore
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2019, 01:28:34 PM »
But that charity novelty song about sausage rolls was Christmas number one.

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Re: Music things you don't see anymore
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2019, 01:29:38 PM »
Dunno Sleaford Mods do alright don't they?

Can't say I'm a fan, mind.

Idles seem to be doing pretty okay, also. Not really my thing, but fair play to them.

Pingers

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Re: Music things you don't see anymore
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2019, 02:15:18 PM »
Flexidiscs, for good reasons.

buzby

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Re: Music things you don't see anymore
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2019, 05:53:15 PM »
Not wanting to be a total pedant, but I'm counting three machines (well, 5 reels) there.
You have got me there, though in my defence I had been up for 21 hours when I posted it.

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Re: Music things you don't see anymore
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2019, 06:22:08 PM »
Flexidiscs, for good reasons.

There's a number of small specialist places that press them - for example:

Carvery Cuts
Prime Direct Distribution
Pirates Press

And one of the oldest pressing plants still going, GZ Media in the Czech Republic, still do them.


Re: Music things you don't see anymore
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2019, 08:26:03 PM »
Flexidiscs, for good reasons.

Flexis were (well, could be) fucking ace. I sold a big stack of them along with some old C86 era fanzines when I moved house and I really regret it now. They, along with print fanzines, were such an important part of my youth.

Phoenix Lazarus

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Re: Music things you don't see anymore
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2019, 08:49:53 PM »
OMD....on TOTP.....McCluskey & co. bring one for Messages:



Wotisface McCluskey from OMD used to look rather like Roger Daltrey, didn't he?

gib

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Re: Music things you don't see anymore
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2019, 11:11:39 PM »
Daltrey meets Seinfeld, yeah.