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Songs in a Different Time
« on: June 06, 2021, 03:47:33 AM »
Caught this tune on the radio the other night in work. It's from the arse end of last year but could've been decades older.

Gabriels - Love and Hate in a Different Time.


https://youtu.be/IEEODUDUkLs

Got me to start on that thinking thing, what's some good songs that sound like they're from another age?

You know Clive, your Charles Barkleys, your Budos bands. I love this sort of stuff. What else you got?

Backwards or forwards in time, I'm easy.

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Re: Songs in a Different Time
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2021, 04:00:26 AM »
The OP brief is too wide and meaningless






Re: Songs in a Different Time
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2021, 08:34:33 AM »
Your ma's too wide and meaningless, the premise is fine.

I can't think of any examples though, Greeta Van Fleet now sound like Rush and not Led Zeppelin these days, I guess. Does that count?
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Brundle-Fly

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Re: Songs in a Different Time
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2021, 03:40:17 PM »
The OP brief is too wide and meaningless

Ignore this. It was late Saturday night talking. Soz.

Brundle-Fly

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Re: Songs in a Different Time
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2021, 07:20:16 PM »
Caught this tune on the radio the other night in work. It's from the arse end of last year but could've been decades older.

Gabriels - Love and Hate in a Different Time.


https://youtu.be/IEEODUDUkLs

Got me to start on that thinking thing, what's some good songs that sound like they're from another age?

You know Clive, your Charles Barkleys, your Budos bands. I love this sort of stuff. What else you got?

Backwards or forwards in time, I'm easy.

That's lovely.

Re: Songs in a Different Time
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2021, 08:13:40 PM »
Ignore this. It was late Saturday night talking. Soz.

Me too pal. You're right though. And forwards in time. What the fuck was I on about?

Brundle-Fly

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Re: Songs in a Different Time
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2021, 08:26:04 PM »
Me too pal. You're right though. And forwards in time. What the fuck was I on about?

Ha! No, I get what you mean now... sober.

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Re: Songs in a Different Time
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2021, 08:40:25 PM »
Listening Man by The Bees

Re: Songs in a Different Time
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2021, 10:11:42 PM »
This has always seemed 10+ years ahead of its time to me.

https://youtu.be/yoHDrzw-RPg
Big Mama Thornton in 1952

Re: Songs in a Different Time
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2021, 10:12:29 PM »
And there's this minimal techno banger from (checks notes) 1963.

https://youtu.be/vwQIgGQLOQ8

Elderly Sumo Prophecy

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Re: Songs in a Different Time
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2021, 10:26:56 PM »
I always thought that Suede's early singles (Metal Mickey/Animal Nitrate/The Drowners) sounded like they could have come from some mid seventies glam rock band, but one infused with a punk edge. They didn't sound like anything else that was around in 1993ish.

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Re: Songs in a Different Time
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2021, 10:28:29 PM »
I still can't believe Walking on Sunshine wasn't written OR recorded in the 90s.

Re: Songs in a Different Time
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2021, 06:44:56 PM »
Always thought Les Fleurs by Minnie Ripperton sounded quite modern, certainly at least 20 years later than 1970.

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Re: Songs in a Different Time
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2021, 06:52:16 PM »
And there's this minimal techno banger from (checks notes) 1963.

https://youtu.be/vwQIgGQLOQ8
Blimey!


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Re: Songs in a Different Time
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2021, 06:53:12 PM »
The Eagles’ Hotel California is in 4/4 as are most of their songs whereas Take It To The Limit is in waltz time.

Elderly Sumo Prophecy

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Re: Songs in a Different Time
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2021, 07:08:24 PM »
<something about Golden Brown by The Stranglers>

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Re: Songs in a Different Time
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2021, 08:02:49 PM »
I almost started a similar thread, but specifically about those song in the 60s and early 70s that had the old time music hall sound: When I'm Sixty Four, Jean the Machine, even Randy Scouse Get (apart from the sonic chorus).

Re: Songs in a Different Time
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2021, 09:54:36 AM »
I heard The Night by Frankie Valli on the radio a while ago and was amazed that it was from the 70s and not at least the 90s

The end of The Boxer by Simon & Garfunkel sounds very ahead of its time to me as well the way it builds and builds

Re: Songs in a Different Time
« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2021, 10:09:26 AM »
'Trapped' by Colonel Abrams (1985) sounds like something Timbaland could've served up in the late 00s.

Re: Songs in a Different Time
« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2021, 11:01:00 AM »
Hilly Fields by Nick Nicely is never from the early 80s

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Re: Songs in a Different Time
« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2021, 11:06:28 AM »
A Midge Ure track came up on Spotify and I thought it was the adverts, sounded very new

EDIT: it was called Answers to Nothing

Re: Songs in a Different Time
« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2021, 11:44:39 AM »
Hilly Fields by Nick Nicely is never from the early 80s

It is simultaneously from 1967, 1980 and 1998.

Re: Songs in a Different Time
« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2021, 11:45:37 AM »
Caught this tune on the radio the other night in work. It's from the arse end of last year but could've been decades older.

Gabriels - Love and Hate in a Different Time.


https://youtu.be/IEEODUDUkLs


I enjoyed this til someone went mad on a Monotron halfway through. Ruined it.

Re: Songs in a Different Time
« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2021, 09:26:17 PM »
Both Jet’s Are You Gonna Be My Girl and Paolo Nutini’s Pencil Full of Lead I thought were old songs that had been reissued when I first heard them, even in the latter’s case when I saw the video I thought they’d done a Reet Petite and claymationed some old dead dude.

On the dance side of things, when I first found out that Felix’s Don’t You Want Me was from 1992 I thought they must be mistaken as it sounded so obviously from later in the decade, probably from all the tracks circa 1995-6 that imitated it.

Re: Songs in a Different Time
« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2021, 10:56:20 PM »
On the dance side of things, when I first found out that Felix’s Don’t You Want Me was from 1992 I thought they must be mistaken as it sounded so obviously from later in the decade, probably from all the tracks circa 1995-6 that imitated it.

It was re-released in '96 on the back of a Tango advert (I think) and got quite heavy rotation all over again.  That trancey house sound was at its zenith by then, so it still sounded pretty contemporary.

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Re: Songs in a Different Time
« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2021, 01:50:33 AM »
All I Wanna Do by the Beach Boys - from 1970, sounds like a Pitchfork-core indie hit from 40 years later

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Re: Songs in a Different Time
« Reply #26 on: June 09, 2021, 03:20:04 PM »
All I Wanna Do by the Beach Boys - from 1970, sounds like a Pitchfork-core indie hit from 40 years later

Absolutely, all that post-2010 indie stuff has that big Wilson reverb fog about it.

When I first heard Tonight by The Move (1971) a couple of years back I was sure it was some jaunty 2000s indie Decemberists kind of thing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5Wj89qIGEg

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Re: Songs in a Different Time
« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2021, 05:03:07 PM »
That "I need a dollar, dollar" song sounded like some old Bill Withers B-Side.

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