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PostSun Jul 25, 2021 8:11 am 
Interesting group, did you know they were locked in an attic in Seattle for their early years. Their first album was unavailable for years. Choose your promoter with care.

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PostSun Jul 25, 2021 11:36 am 
Malachai Constant wrote:
Interesting group, did you know they were locked in an attic in Seattle for their early years. Their first album was unavailable for years.

I kind of remember hearing about this.  Just looked it up.  Here's the Wiki entry and a quote:

Although they were one of the notable San Francisco bands to emerge from 1967's Summer of Love, the band never achieved the success of contemporaries such as Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and Santana, with whom they had connections. The band created a unique blend of rock, jazz, folk, classical, and world-beat styles during its first seven years.
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The band's signature song "White Bird" was inspired by the experiences David and Linda LaFlamme had while living in Seattle. In an ironic twist on the band's name, the sad song was partly inspired by Seattle's rainy winter weather. In a later interview, David LaFlamme said:

    "Where the 'white bird' thing came from...We were like caged birds in that attic. We had no money, no transportation, the weather was miserable. We were just barely getting by on a very small food allowance provided to us. It was quite an experience, but it was very creative in a way."[1]


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The band's debut album It's a Beautiful Day was produced by David LaFlamme in Los Angeles, California and released by Columbia Records in 1969.
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I had that album and it got destroyed in a flood while in storage at college.  frown.gif

On July 5, 1970, the band played the second Atlanta International Pop Festival in Byron, Georgia to an estimated 250,000 people.


I got to attend this concert (The Second Atlanta International Pop Festival) down in hot, muggy Georgia.  I saw them perform along with Jimi Hendrix, Richie Havens, Allman Brothers, Rare Earth, and others.  It was my first time at a big rock concert.  This was the summer following Woodstock.  Quite an experience I tell you.    ~z

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PostMon Jul 26, 2021 10:00 pm 

And now for something completely different.    Here's some psychedelic flavored electro synth pop out of Austin, Texas.  Dedicated to the solo hikers amongst us--by choice or Fate.  haha  ~z

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PostTue Aug 03, 2021 8:16 pm 

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PostFri Aug 06, 2021 10:03 pm 
I've been borrowing a couple Wolf Alice cds from the library.  Their first 2 full length albums were full of some really good songs.  They have some new stuff that seems to be going a totally different direction.  It's hard to pick a couple, I could easily go w/ half a dozen or more of their songs.  Looks like they have a lot of fun making their videos, too.

This first is one of the sweetest videos ever.  Is there anything better than a childhood best friend?


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PostSat Aug 07, 2021 1:07 am 
Wow, Blackbriar does it again.  The song is kinda creepy, but so mesmerizing.  Zora, the singer, is so theatrical in all of their videos.  I imagine she could be a good actress if she wanted to be.


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PostFri Aug 13, 2021 3:28 pm 
If your life has been missing some heavy duty rolling of Rs, here ya go!  (Took me a bit to figure out, this is all clips from the movie Beowulf & Grendel--the red haired woman is Sarah Polley, I knew she looked familiar)


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PostFri Aug 13, 2021 3:52 pm 
I discovered Arkona a while ago, but haven't heard much of them lately, so dove back in again.  I really dig folk (aka pagan) metal conceptually.  Every country has traditional music.  There are bands from all over the world.  Many of them sing in their native language, and some even use old, nearly forgotten languages.  Subject matter often dips into mythology and folklore.  You can throw the whole bag of tricks as far as instrumentation, absolutely anything w/ strings, pipes, flutes, whistles, accordion, hurdy gurdy, and mix it all w/ drums and electric guitars.  Often utilizes both clean and harsh (growling) vocals.

Anyway Arkona is one of the better bands in this genre to me.  Can't understand a word of what she's singing, but the Russian sounds cool.


This second one is kinda funny, I think the audio is a studio version but obviously concert footage.  I'm hearing several instruments that I don't see anywhere on the stage.


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PostTue Aug 24, 2021 10:11 pm 

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PostWed Sep 15, 2021 1:46 am 
This song was originally heard in the 1987 movie "Lost Boys."  Been covered a few times, including by Marilyn Manson a few years ago.  Here's a brand new version of it from Chvrches, from an upcoming Netflix movie.


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