Domino wrote:Currently listening to ELO, Pugwash and Divine Comedy.
Weird, didn't know you liked all those (unless you told me once and I forgot.) Have seen Pugwash and TDC live lots of times, and looking forward to seeing ELO in April also.
I got into ELO and Jeff Lynne about three years ago. Obviously I already knew about them, but as soon as I watched Shine a Little Love
and Midnight Blue
videos I decided to learn something more about them. My wife gave me a wonderful birthday present (The Classic Albums Collection [Box]
) and I bought “Zoom”
(Probably my fav ELO album) and the two JL solo albums “Armchair Theatre
” and “Long Wave
” later. He made an outstanding cover of Elvis Costello’s hit "She"
I love “Alone in the Universe
” too, such a great album
I listened to ELO Part II
as well and I bought “Moment of Truth”
which is an awesome album. I also managed to contact Phil Bates
”, his 1st solo album, is fantastic
), he’s such a brilliant guitarist (Showdown guitar solo
, Can't Buy Me Love
), but he’s having some issues with the ELO “Logo” tour (I’m pretty sure you know what I’m talking about). PUGWASH
One day I was looking for some ELO’s covers on YT and I found this
It amazed me immediately and since that moment Pugwash have been one of my fav bands (along with Kula Shaker obviously
I contacted Thomas through his YT channel, and I bought “Almanac
” and “Almond Tea
” from him (If I remember correctly I grabbed also the Shed Demos Vol.1). He also sent me a signed poster
Then I purchased “The Olympus Sound
” CD, “Here We Go ‘Round Again" EP
(vinyl) and "PTI
" (CD + translucent red vinyl
). I only miss “Jollity
” and “11 Modern Antiquities
”, I hope they’ll reissue them someday
Never met them in person, but they seem to be really nice and down to earth guys
Some days ago I spent 1 hour chatting to Tosh on Facebook. We talked about guitars and ampli, he sent me some pics of his guitars and keyboards/organs. He’s a self-taught guitarist, I can’t believe it!
I have been listening to Pugwash for two years 24/7, that’s a record!
Before I forget, there’s a new forum
(if you wanna join it you’ll find me there too
), and I tried to cover (piano) some songs. Enjoy TDLM – DC – NEIL HANNON
” and “Sticky Wickets
” (two amazing albums) introduced me to DC and NH.
Neil is a genious, some songs are simply perfect (he combines pop and classical music together), he knows very well what a “Chord progression” is
Musically speaking, Regeneration
changed my life.
C’mon...how can an average musician write a song like Lost Property
It took me some weeks to find a brand new sealed copy (japanese edition)
of that album, but worth the wait and the money
As you can see, I started with ELO and I finished with DC. That’s the power of music!