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    I think when it comes to the period in our lives when music began to really be entrenched in our psyches that period would be our school days. That's the period where we started personal explorations. The music at that period was the beginning of music listening in social settings and gatherings. So when people enter our showrooms or rooms at shows, I try to figure out by looking at them, what they probably would have been listening to in their high school and university days. It's particularly fun when the 20 somethings come in. Some of my choices for the young 'uns especially if they have their girlfriends in tow.

    Ne-Yo Year of the Gentleman

    Alicia Keys As I Am

    Lily Allen It's Not Me, It's You

    Sara Bareilles Little Voice

    Julie Thompson Feeling for Corners

    Moonbeam Around the World

    Beth Hirsch Wholehearted
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    Quote Originally Posted by JackD201 View Post
    I think when it comes to the period in our lives when music began to really be entrenched in our psyches that period would be our school days. That's the period where we started personal explorations. The music at that period was the beginning of music listening in social settings and gatherings. So when people enter our showrooms or rooms at shows, I try to figure out by looking at them, what they probably would have been listening to in their high school and university days. It's particularly fun when the 20 somethings come in. Some of my choices for the young 'uns especially if they have their girlfriends in tow.

    Ne-Yo Year of the Gentleman

    Alicia Keys As I Am

    Lily Allen It's Not Me, It's You

    Sara Bareilles Little Voice

    Julie Thompson Feeling for Corners

    Moonbeam Around the World

    Beth Hirsch Wholehearted
    I'll be 61 in a few days Jack, so what would you play for me?
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    What did you like to drink when you were in college?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JackD201 View Post
    What did you like to drink when you were in college?
    Always been an imbiber of the suds. Lager, ale or stout...it all works for me!
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    Playing Disco never goes well. Even the guys in their teens at the time get embarrassed LOL

    As such….I wouldn't play you (or anybody!) any. If you sat down I'd do a quick rotation from folk singer/songwriter, R&B, Prog Rock, Rock, Popular Rock

    List would probably look like this

    Gordon Lightfoot
    Chicago
    Mike Oldfield
    Stevie Wonder
    Joan Baez
    Peter Frampton

    I'd ask you to choose from that shortlist. I might then pull you into a contemporary group with similar influences.

    I normally shy from period classics that have become audiophile staples since you'd probably have heard those in a lot of other rooms. The Bozz Scaggs, Steely Dan's et al.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JackD201 View Post
    Playing Disco never goes well. Even the guys in their teens at the time get embarrassed LOL

    As such….I wouldn't play you (or anybody!) any. If you sat down I'd do a quick rotation from folk singer/songwriter, R&B, Prog Rock, Rock, Popular Rock

    List would probably look like this

    Gordon Lightfoot
    Chicago
    Mike Oldfield
    Stevie Wonder
    Joan Baez
    Peter Frampton

    I normally shy from period classics that have become audiophile staples since you'd probably have heard those in a lot of other rooms. The Bozz Scaggs, Steely Dan's et al.
    Refreshing list! I like it!

    Hopefully the music that you and Gary play will entice others to step away from the old war horses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garylkoh View Post
    It's not progressive rock (I don't think) but if you are a fan of progressive rock - Roger Waters, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Frank Zappa, this album to me is a must-have. I find extremely difficult to classify and extremely enjoyable. It's a double LP and I will play all 4 sides - not always in the same order - almost everytime I draw it out. Is it Prog? Metal? Jazz? Trance? Rock?

    The album was started as a business project by drummer Terry Bozzio to help him make some money over winter. Bozzio was already a Superstar. He toured with Frank Zappa and recorded on many of his most famous albums; played for the band UK; made a video with Jeff Beck and Mick Jagger; and founded the band Missing Persons. Yet, as a drum instructor, his typical seminars running through spring and fall, and he often ran out of money in Winter.

    His wife suggested collaborating with guitarist Steve Stevens (Billy Idol/Michael Jackson/Atomic Playboys), and they first met at a solo drum performance Bozzio did for the Drum Workshop at the House of Blues. They now needed a bassist, and while making a dream list, they put Tony Levin at the top of the list. They didn't think that Levin would join them being busy touring with King Crimson and Peter Gabriel - but he was not only very interested, he squeezed 4 days out of his busy schedule to work together.

    So, this album was the result of 4 days in a studio with 3 guys who had never played together before - created by the "grace of the archetypes of our collective unconscious. The tracks came by either mapping out a few signposts or with very little discussion, and then allowing the muses to take control, and the tracks were recorded 'live'. No track took more than one or two takes." - so says the album notes.

    When you listen to this album, just close your eyes and let the music take you away. Bozzio Levin Stevens: Black Light Syndrome

    Get the gorgeous the vinyl in red with black splay. Or get the vinyl in blue with black splay. Or get both.

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    One of the best albums I own. In fact I will go so far as saying that fellow member here KeithR introduced that album to CES while hanging with me, my son and Marty approx 10 years ago. We went from room to room as Keith asked each vendor if they minded playing the track DUENDE on that album

    Once it was played from room to room people came flocking into the room to hear what was playing. That album as a result went viral thanks to KeithR here and ultimately Phillip O'Hanlon got a copy of the album and he too was blown away by Duende which then showed up on one of Phillip's famous demo discs

    IMO Duende will give any system a workout and will separate the men from the boys' systems
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Williams View Post
    One of the best albums I own. In fact I will go so far as saying that fellow member here KeithR introduced that album to CES while hanging with me, my son and Marty approx 10 years ago. We went from room to room as Keith asked each vendor if they minded playing the track DUENDE on that album

    Once it was played from room to room people came flocking into the room to hear what was playing. That album as a result went viral thanks to KeithR here and ultimately Phillip O'Hanlon got a copy of the album and he too was blown away by Duende which then showed up on one of Phillip's famous demo discs

    IMO Duende will give any system a workout and will separate the men from the boys' systems
    As John Lennon said: "I guess we've passed the audition". Fabulous cut! System still standing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by garylkoh View Post
    It's not progressive rock (I don't think) but if you are a fan of progressive rock - Roger Waters, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Frank Zappa, this album to me is a must-have. I find extremely difficult to classify and extremely enjoyable. It's a double LP and I will play all 4 sides - not always in the same order - almost everytime I draw it out. Is it Prog? Metal? Jazz? Trance? Rock?

    The album was started as a business project by drummer Terry Bozzio to help him make some money over winter. Bozzio was already a Superstar. He toured with Frank Zappa and recorded on many of his most famous albums; played for the band UK; made a video with Jeff Beck and Mick Jagger; and founded the band Missing Persons. Yet, as a drum instructor, his typical seminars running through spring and fall, and he often ran out of money in Winter.

    His wife suggested collaborating with guitarist Steve Stevens (Billy Idol/Michael Jackson/Atomic Playboys), and they first met at a solo drum performance Bozzio did for the Drum Workshop at the House of Blues. They now needed a bassist, and while making a dream list, they put Tony Levin at the top of the list. They didn't think that Levin would join them being busy touring with King Crimson and Peter Gabriel - but he was not only very interested, he squeezed 4 days out of his busy schedule to work together.

    So, this album was the result of 4 days in a studio with 3 guys who had never played together before - created by the "grace of the archetypes of our collective unconscious. The tracks came by either mapping out a few signposts or with very little discussion, and then allowing the muses to take control, and the tracks were recorded 'live'. No track took more than one or two takes." - so says the album notes.

    When you listen to this album, just close your eyes and let the music take you away. Bozzio Levin Stevens: Black Light Syndrome

    Get the gorgeous the vinyl in red with black splay. Or get the vinyl in blue with black splay. Or get both.

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    Listened to it on Amazon. Sounded interesting, so I placed an order.

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    Thanks for contributing, Jack! I'm exploring some of your choices, have downloaded some and going to hunt down vinyl!

    Here's an album that I would play for Johnny, or any 50 year-old to 60's. A brand new, modern album, but with a nostalgic bent. If you grew up with music from as far back as the 50's - this album will sound instantly familiar and yet you just can't put your finger on it.

    Girls: Father, Son, Holy Ghost is an album that sounds incredibly good, comfortably familiar, but also exceptionally new. The music hasn't been as popular for the younger generation (think the 20 to 30 year old), but it is a great example of how well-pressed and produced a modern rock band can achieve.

    The vinyl (one white, one black) is dynamic, clean and the recording quality is exemplary. Instrumentation is distinct and well focused. Like the recording engineer really knew his mic placement, picked exactly the right microphone for every instrument and worked hard at getting it right.

    The first track, Honey Bunny has me thinking of Pet Shop Boys..... may be - California rock for sure, and great music for Summer and a road trip. (Watch the video below and see if you agree.) Another track reminds me of Deep Purple, another of the Beatles, but still new, modern and fresh. Over four sides (it's a double LP) Girls' singer and songwriter Christopher Owens brings this album to life with lyrical songs about love and life and sex and friendship (but no drugs or rock and roll).

    It is unfortunate that the band broke up in 2012 after this album.

    Here's one of my favourite tracks on the album (hopefully it plays in around the world):

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