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|Topic subject||holy shit. Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street.|
2530390, holy shit. Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street.|
Posted by MISTA MONOTONE, Sun Mar-27-11 03:54 PM
so...i'm listening to joints from my latest digging excursion. throw on this Gerry Rafferty album...
i'm listening to the first song.
The Ark. *sigh* it's aiight. whatever.
then THIS shit came on.
that sax came in and i was like OH SHIT! i never knew the artist or title of this song and i loved that shit, lol. the joys of digging!
has this ever happened to you? talk about it (or how cosign me on how great Baker Street is, lol).
Baker Street makes me wanna hear this...
(Glenn Frey - The One Who Loves You)
2530394, he passed away|
Posted by jaymack, Sun Mar-27-11 04:02 PM
only recently. thats that soft rock smoothness. i love that stuff. the foo fighters have a cover of Baker St. another classic by him is right down the line.
2530403, yeah, i peeped that he passed away just this year.|
Posted by MISTA MONOTONE, Sun Mar-27-11 04:10 PM
is that a link to the cover or Right Down The Line?
2530412, thats right down the line|
Posted by jaymack, Sun Mar-27-11 04:20 PM
2530471, oh shit...just realized who i was talking to.|
Posted by MISTA MONOTONE, Sun Mar-27-11 05:40 PM
Your Yacht Belongs In My Marina. *thumbs up*
Posted by jaymack, Sun Mar-27-11 06:32 PM
my internet claim to "fame"
2530634, "right down the line"|
Posted by howisya, Mon Mar-28-11 08:28 AM
ohhh i know this one, too! it never sunk in who did it. in the last few years, most of the time i hear this kinda music is on a station that doesn't have any DJs, so i have to go out of my way to see what i'm even hearing.
2530636, you're gonna have a lot of those moments on his mixtape...|
Posted by MISTA MONOTONE, Mon Mar-28-11 08:33 AM
i can't believe some of the songs that you said you were unfamiliar with!
2530637, RE: you're gonna have a lot of those moments on his mixtape...|
Posted by howisya, Mon Mar-28-11 08:35 AM
>i can't believe some of the songs that you said you were
yeah, i'm sure they're deep in my memory banks somewhere, but i just wasn't raised with any music, and none of my friends are into yacht rock, so name recognition doesn't come easy!
Posted by howisya, Sun Mar-27-11 04:03 PM
in December 2009 i had a quick exchange with the bol who played sax on that legendary tune.
ME directly to him:
did you like the beanie sigel song, "feel it in the air"?
(around this time, i also left a comment somewhere remarking on the strangeness of his album title, Her Father Didn't Like Me Anyway)
HIM directly to me (after seeing both of the above):
dude its a brilliant cover. title of my first album for CBS Portrait label, I thought at the time that it was a fascinating title for an album no more or less than that. Yours with respect, always Raphael Ravenscroft
ME directly to him:
the sax in "baker street" is one of my first memories of music, by the way. it's one of the few songs i remember as a little kid and always brings back nice memories.
2530398, and you just did to me|
Posted by jaymack, Sun Mar-27-11 04:07 PM
what hearing that gerry r. song did to you. i gotta find that glenn frey album. this is one of those lite rock songs i knew but have forgotten.
2530401, Baker Street is followed by Right Down The Line!|
Posted by MISTA MONOTONE, Sun Mar-27-11 04:09 PM
yet ANOTHER joint that i liked and didn't know the artist. LOL. that's crazy.
2530723, only 3 Rafferty songs I know are those 2 & Stuck In The Middle With U|
Posted by Bombastic, Mon Mar-28-11 12:19 PM
I like all three though, although the Steeler's Wheel cut got a bit overplayed after it's Reservoir Dogs revival.
Posted by jaymack, Sun Mar-27-11 04:21 PM
todd rundgren "i saw the light"
2530418, speaking of sax riffs|
Posted by jaymack, Sun Mar-27-11 04:24 PM
careless whisper is another
2530423, this and "baker street" were ingrained in my '80s childhood memories|
Posted by howisya, Sun Mar-27-11 04:27 PM
without knowing who the groups were until maybe in the last 10 years
2530434, you might appreciate this mix then|
Posted by jaymack, Sun Mar-27-11 04:45 PM
i made it a few years back.
1. 10cc - I'm Not In Love
2. Climax Blues Band - I Love You
3. Ace - How Long
4. Styx - Babe
5. Benny Mardones - Into The Night
6. Paul Davis - I Go Crazy
7. Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky
8. Christopher Cross - All Right
9. Jack Wagner - All I Need
10. America - Sister Golden Hair
11. Joe Jackson - Breaking Us In Two
12. Steve Perry - Oh Sherrie
13. Air Supply - Lost In Love
14. Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynold - Fallin' In Love
15. Stevie Nicks And Don Henley - Leather And Lace
16. Dan Fogelberg - Longer Than
17. Todd Rundgren - hello its me
18. Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is
19. Paul Young - Every Time You Go Away
20. Robbie Dupree - Steal Away
21. Sara Smile - Daryl Hall & John Oates
22. Paul Davis - Cool Night
2530438, RE: you might appreciate this mix then|
Posted by howisya, Sun Mar-27-11 04:51 PM
>1. 10cc - I'm Not In Love
i love this, one of my favorite songs
>2. Climax Blues Band - I Love You
>3. Ace - How Long
>4. Styx - Babe
>5. Benny Mardones - Into The Night
don't know these by name
>6. Paul Davis - I Go Crazy
another cheesy song i remember from childhood, less from the radio and more from the time-life commercials hocking AM gold cd comps
>7. Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky
>8. Christopher Cross - All Right
>9. Jack Wagner - All I Need
>10. America - Sister Golden Hair
more i don't recognize by name
>11. Joe Jackson - Breaking Us In Two
i love this song, but i had to discover it on my own a few years ago
>12. Steve Perry - Oh Sherrie
>13. Air Supply - Lost In Love
>14. Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynold - Fallin' In Love
>15. Stevie Nicks And Don Henley - Leather And Lace
>16. Dan Fogelberg - Longer Than
more that don't ring a bell
>17. Todd Rundgren - hello its me
an OKP, specifically ?uesto gem i picked up since coming here
>18. Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is
>19. Paul Young - Every Time You Go Away
more good cheese
>20. Robbie Dupree - Steal Away
i know i know this song, but i can't think of how it goes
>21. Sara Smile - Daryl Hall & John Oates
this song didn't really sink into my memory until a few years ago, also partially due to this site, but i hear it on the radio and in supermarkets sometimes
>22. Paul Davis - Cool Night
anyway, i will listen to your mix, thanks!
2530451, oh yeah|
Posted by jaymack, Sun Mar-27-11 05:06 PM
i can see you'll def appreciate that mix
2530472, ^ MISTA MONOTONE APPROVED.|
Posted by MISTA MONOTONE, Sun Mar-27-11 05:41 PM
i learned the titles/artists of a few joints offa that mix, brah.
i had been looking for that Paul Davis for a while. finally found a $1 copy last year.
Posted by howisya, Sun Mar-27-11 05:49 PM
>i had been looking for that Paul Davis for a while. finally
>found a $1 copy last year.
any gems beyond the 2 songs in this mix?
2530476, it was a Greatest Hits.|
Posted by MISTA MONOTONE, Sun Mar-27-11 05:51 PM
my MPC liked it. that's good enough for me, lol.
(i don't recall much of it, honestly...but i did like it. wasn't wack. it was certainly good for a $1!)
2530638, Dan Fogelberg - Longer Than is a beautiful song.|
Posted by MISTA MONOTONE, Mon Mar-28-11 08:35 AM
>>16. Dan Fogelberg - Longer Than
2530579, Dude...THIS brings me back|
Posted by __Spread__, Mon Mar-28-11 12:27 AM
>5. Benny Mardones - Into The Night
I picked up this 45 @ a thrift store about a year or two ago, popped it on and was pleasantly surprised...shit brought back memories of riding in the Ford Granada with my moms on the way to school...I never knew the dude's name, i just bought the 45 on the strength of his hairdo on the cover...figured i might find a good sample or something...i've actually been working on a cover version of this tune...
2530591, i discovered that song about 5 or 6 years ago|
Posted by MISTA MONOTONE, Mon Mar-28-11 01:23 AM
listening to the soft rock station. i don't recall hearing it when it was actually out though. cool song.
2530709, yea my moms was all about the "light rock, less talk"|
Posted by __Spread__, Mon Mar-28-11 12:04 PM
stations back in the 80's...remembered the song once i heard it, but never would've heard it again if I wasn't an avid thrift store 45 digger
2530433, "Home & Dry" Is My Favorite Cut On That Album|
Posted by Dj Joey Joe, Sun Mar-27-11 04:43 PM
I remember picking that album up in the dollar bins long time ago, I wasn't really impressed with the majority of the music on it but "Home & Dry" was pretty decent, infact I remember sampling that song too.
2530441, had same experience with Herb Alpert's RISE|
Posted by rdhull, Sun Mar-27-11 04:51 PM
>so...i'm listening to joints from my latest digging
>excursion. throw on this Gerry Rafferty album...
>i'm listening to the first song.
>The Ark. *sigh* it's aiight. whatever.
>then THIS shit came on.
>that sax came in and i was like OH SHIT! i never knew the
>artist or title of this song and i loved that shit, lol. the
>joys of digging!
>has this ever happened to you? talk about it (or how cosign
>me on how great Baker Street is, lol).
>Baker Street makes me wanna hear this...
>(Glenn Frey - The One Who Loves You)
2530443, RE: holy shit. Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street.|
Posted by scorpion, Sun Mar-27-11 04:53 PM
2530473, LMAO @ my notable absence in that post.|
Posted by MISTA MONOTONE, Sun Mar-27-11 05:46 PM
non-identified links! i be like *back button*...
2530612, He was in Stealer's Wheel, also. 'Stuck In The Middle With You'|
Posted by Pete Burns, Mon Mar-28-11 06:26 AM
What the blood claaat ???
2530466, Dude was like a one album wonder but that album was great.|
Posted by Ashley Ayers, Sun Mar-27-11 05:31 PM
2530485, Idris Muhammad - Power of Soul.|
Posted by Dr Claw, Sun Mar-27-11 06:05 PM
Dad had that on vinyl. When I used to raid his crates to make tapes to rock in the Volvo, of course I stopped on the very Bob Jamesy, "Peace of Mind". That's "Volvo Music" if I've ever heard it.
I bought the album on CD when I saw it in the store some years later. Every now and then it would go in the changer.
Then one day, I was driving back home from around Canton or so, and "The Saddest Thing" came on. I was like "WTF?!!!"
2530486, it was also a moment like this that brought me into yacht rock.|
Posted by Dr Claw, Sun Mar-27-11 06:09 PM
all those years hearing "What A Fool Believes" in the background, from it being on the radio in random people's cars, in the bathrooms of restaurants, etc. chuckling as I was trying to figure out the lyrics in the chorus (I remember once saying something about "fricasseeeeeeee...")
all came to a head one fateful day in, I want to say '95, when it turned up in an old school mix (it was the disco remix of the song) on Z93.
That voice came on. "WTF, Michael McDonald?!"
A trip to the record store later, and there was no turning back.
2530488, lol. pretty sneaky, Doc.|
Posted by MISTA MONOTONE, Sun Mar-27-11 06:14 PM
>A trip to the record store later, and there was no turning
2530581, Never knew the song title BUT|
Posted by __Spread__, Mon Mar-28-11 12:31 AM
I just KNEW that's what it was from reading the post...when i think of 80's saxaphone childhood memories that line just popped in my head...that and Careless Whisper, as someone else mentioned
Posted by illeffeqt, Mon Mar-28-11 09:31 AM
2530716, *cuts your ear off*|
Posted by Vector, Mon Mar-28-11 12:15 PM
Get it MM?
2530802, I wrote an "expose" on the return of the sax to indie rock. *link*|
Posted by dgonsh, Mon Mar-28-11 02:03 PM
2530811, do you freelance for pitchfork?|
Posted by howisya, Mon Mar-28-11 02:20 PM
skimming that article, it looked full of plugs for them. why?
2530848, nope, but all those artists are championed by them. |
Posted by dgonsh, Mon Mar-28-11 03:42 PM
I saw a correlation. despite the hate, the relationship b/w pitchform and indie rock is undeniable.
2530853, RE: nope, but all those artists are championed by them. |
Posted by howisya, Mon Mar-28-11 03:47 PM
>I saw a correlation.
>despite the hate, the relationship b/w
>pitchform and indie rock is undeniable.
as is the relationship between my lack of interest in those artists and my hate for pitchfork
2531154, well, you've made up your mind and come off as bitter|
Posted by dgonsh, Tue Mar-29-11 10:25 AM
it seems like half your posts are about how bad pitchfork is.
dont you get tired of being so sad?
2531156, RE: well, you've made up your mind and come off as bitter|
Posted by howisya, Tue Mar-29-11 10:27 AM
>it seems like half your posts are about how bad pitchfork is.
i'm sure it seems like that to you
>dont you get tired of being so sad?
2531158, k :)|
Posted by dgonsh, Tue Mar-29-11 10:29 AM
2531173, another nice one in that era|
Posted by chincheckin, Tue Mar-29-11 11:15 AM
Little River Band - Reminiscing
2531260, that's my shit too, brah.|
Posted by MISTA MONOTONE, Tue Mar-29-11 01:22 PM
the harmonies in the bridge is some of the best music i've ever heard. that shit comes outta nowhere like a James Brown breakdown. i love that song.
2531269, gotta admit thats the jam too|
Posted by __Spread__, Tue Mar-29-11 01:37 PM
just a good song...
...soft as baby doo-doo but so is most of this stuff i guess...
2531211, You late as shit.|
Posted by ZooTown74, Tue Mar-29-11 12:08 PM
The New Shit
also on Facebook
I WILL NOT LET YOU FORGET IT
Posted by rdhull, Tue Mar-29-11 12:14 PM
2531216, I brought this up in the Cover Song post I made...|
Posted by Dstl1, Tue Mar-29-11 12:15 PM
check out this Foo Fighters version:
the crunchy guitar just sets it off for me.