General chat

“Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat?”

Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.

16 Comments

  1. phantom snowflake

     /  July 18, 2018

    Anyone remember 1974?

    • phantom snowflake

       /  July 18, 2018

      Or 1975?

      • Remember 1970s glam rock ?

        No, of course not….heh heh…

        • phantom snowflake

           /  July 18, 2018

          I have some familiarity. (As a student of Ancient History.)

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  July 18, 2018

            Oh, ditto. We don’t actually REMEMBER it, of course, long before our time,…

        • Griff

           /  July 18, 2018

          Remember 1974 and glam rock?
          First 45 I brought with money from a paper round.

          • Vinyl records are still special. I remember how great cassettes were, and really, they were much more convenient. But now that I have a collection of old LPs and a few EPs, I appreciate the depth of sound and even the little crackles and hisses of an old, much-loved record. There’s something about taking one out of its carboard jacket and putting it on the record player….

            I had an old Philips record player, a hand-me-down with excellent sound, but when we moved, the spindle (?) somehow went missing. I tried various subsitutes and hung onto the player for ages, hoping that the missing part would turn up.

            Needless to say that it did….after the rest had finally gone out in the Inorganic Collection (weeps at memory) The new one just isn’t the same.The speakers haven’t the same depth of sound, But it’s better than nothing.

            • Gezza

               /  July 18, 2018

              Was it the spindle (arm?) or the needle that went west?

              I like CDs. I was usually able to adjust my players with bass boost to get good enuf depth of sound for me. And now I like YouTube so I can see the old videos & slideshow of pucs if there are none. Also thevoccasional live concert csn be great if you’t got good speskers hooked up to your PC.

              I used to get disappointed when the old LP records got too scratchy & really hacked off when someone would ruin one at a party by scratching the needle right across the grooves when they were pissed. You often didn’t discover it until the morning after. Also once I left one out on a table in the sun & it warped & couldn’t be reheated back into a playable state.

              It was when CDs came out that I first discovered, when listening to how clear they were, that the leads in some of my favourite Rolling Stones songs were obviously just crudely patched together from different trax in the mixing studio. I liked them, but The Stones have always been a sloppy band, musically, so it didn’t really surprise me. I pictured them at the end of their sessions arguing (like they used ) & just saying to the engineer “Nah, we’ve ‘ad enuf mate. Just do wot you can wiv wot you’ve got. We trust ya! See ya!

            • It was the little pole thing that holds the record on.

              CDs are better than cassettes, but for nostalgia trips, give me the old LP.

              I had a bio of Queen; they were incredibly fussy about their music. It shows, too.

            • Griff

               /  July 18, 2018

              Digital music misses the full content .
              Mp3 is even worse as they clip the high and low range to reduce the size of files that you might not “hear” as such but do add to the full sound

              I had a nice Audiophile amp (Pioneer A400 I imported before you could buy them here ) turntable and good speakers that really gave a full sound stage.
              You do notice the scratches on vinyl now we are not used to them no matter how good they are.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  July 18, 2018

              My 1969 Hair has some little noises, but as it’s 49 years old (IT CAN’T BE !!!) this is to be expected, It’s part of its history, and I can live with them.

              I had to use the calculator to check that number, it didn’t seem possible that Hair was so long ago. I don’t want to be old enough to have seen it, but would love to go back in a time machine and see it and Woodstock.

              My old stereo had wooden (veneer, ugly 70s dark woodgrain) speakers that had a really good sound. It was my mother’s, and recommended to her by someone who knew about such things. They were right.

            • Gezza

               /  July 18, 2018

              Something I did really like was a lot of album covers. Many of them were quite masterful artworks.

  2. Griff

     /  July 18, 2018

  3. Gezza

     /  July 18, 2018
  4. Blazer

     /  July 18, 2018

    and some Stevie..