Nowt but a common tealeaf

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Re: Nowt but a common tealeaf

Postby chaffinch » Fri Oct 26, 2012 23:51

On the flip side, could this band Atoms For Peace be common tealeaves? This sounds like Radiohead doing 'Let Alone My Plastic Doll'. A bit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYJzkxhVvx0

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Re: Nowt but a common tealeaf

Postby Fugazi » Sun Oct 28, 2012 21:33

chaffinch wrote:On the flip side, could this band Atoms For Peace be common tealeaves? This sounds like Radiohead doing 'Let Alone My Plastic Doll'. A bit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYJzkxhVvx0


It sort of is, its Thom Yorke on vocals (with Flea from Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich in the band too), and first time I heard it my ears pricked up, those synth-y bits do sound like Let Alone...

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Postby Made Of Worms » Mon Oct 29, 2012 14:52

Yeah, been meaning to post same.

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Re: Nowt but a common tealeaf

Postby Fugazi » Wed Jan 30, 2013 15:29

The first time I heard The Whole World Window it reminded me of this old Procol Harum shanty :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GweIiICisag

Still does, a bit. Lovely, lovely songs, both.

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Re: Nowt but a common tealeaf

Postby Fugazi » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:22

Someone on Cardiacs FB page spotted this 1984 XTC gem :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVsH_ZlTv0A

I recorded the opening, sped the tempo up about 30% and raised the pitch two semi tones, and voila : Fiery Gun Hand!

Nothing wrong with having XTC as an influence. In fact one of the things I love about Cardiacs is spotting the little musical nods and homages Tim slips in... never mind all the lyric Pilfering from old hymns, poems and Moby Dick!

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Re: Nowt but a common tealeaf

Postby Fugazi » Wed Jun 19, 2013 17:56

I did once say
Fugazi wrote:I'd picked up some other "Cardiac-y" bits in various Van der Graaf Generator tracks, can't remember which ones at the moment, I'll have to hunt them down.

And I bloody meant it!

"A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers" : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDVpGqjOLlE

from 16:36 for a couple of minutes. Knew I'd find it eventually.

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Re: Nowt but a common tealeaf

Postby abade » Mon Jul 01, 2013 23:16

Pheeel wrote:On this very subject, It only just occurred to me recently how similar the instrumental bit of Duck & Roger is to the one in Return Of The Giant Hogweed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTuJQL8G ... age#t=414s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKQuh_RZ ... age#t=152s

See what I mean? Bladdy thieves!


Fugazi wrote:If only Snardbafulator was still around to explain it in terms few of us can barely comprehend :P


Speaking of him... I just came across that old post.

Snardbafulator wrote:Speaking of early Genesis, for the sake of making this post only slightly less useless and self-indulgent (nods to schlep :)) than a correction, I can't resist noting that the intensely dissonant, non-diatonic chord progression in the Mellotron/organ outchorus of "Return of the Giant Hogweed" from Nursery Cryme seems to have served as some kind of template for the development of an important aspect of Tim Smith's harmonic language. Anyone else notice resemblances to the staccato chord sections of "The Duck and Roger the Horse" and "A Horse's Tail," not to mention other strikingly dissonant/out of mode chordal movements all throughout Cardiacs music?
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Re: Nowt but a common tealeaf

Postby Pheeel » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:53

Another one for the swipe file! I was just listening to "Faith Healer" by the Sensation Alex Harvey Band, and the opening line caught my ear - "If your body's feeling bad/and it's the only one you've had..."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aabojNSensw
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Re: Nowt but a common tealeaf

Postby schlep » Fri Aug 23, 2013 00:09

Pheeel wrote:Another one for the swipe file! I was just listening to "Faith Healer" by the Sensation Alex Harvey Band, and the opening line caught my ear - "If your body's feeling bad/and it's the only one you've had..."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aabojNSensw


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Re: Nowt but a common tealeaf

Postby Fugazi » Mon Aug 25, 2014 01:45

Spotted by Marina Organ on that Facebook, another little bittie bit of thievery, perhaps :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSMCRD35ch4

...the start of Big Ship..? No surprise that Gong have influenced Timmy.

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Re: Nowt but a common tealeaf

Postby Bubby » Mon Aug 25, 2014 15:22

Not likely, Miaow Miaow was a Bill Drake song :wink:

i believe you may have posted the wrong link.

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Re: Nowt but a common tealeaf

Postby Fugazi » Thu Aug 28, 2014 18:29

Doh! Wrong bloody link. I'm like a stupid thing.

It was a Gong track I meant to post. I'll put up rhe correct link when I find it again.

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Re: Nowt but a common tealeaf

Postby Bubby » Thu Aug 28, 2014 22:08

Not at all, 'meow mix' was great. Bob would love it!

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Re: Nowt but a common tealeaf

Postby Fugazi » Thu Sep 04, 2014 13:55

It's this one :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADEQukHxtqk

Gong - Zero The Hero And The Witch's Spell, just the first 10 seconds or so.

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Re: Nowt but a common tealeaf

Postby spanstick » Sat Sep 06, 2014 22:00

the middle bit of "food on the wall" is basically egg's "contrasong". just spotted that the other day.