Vale...and thanks! “When the moon is shining the cripple becomes hungry for a walk” ― Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart

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Shatner'sBassoon started the topic in Friday, 1 Apr 2016 at 12:18pm

And it's goodnight from him...

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truebluebasher Friday, 11 Aug 2023 at 10:30am

{R.I.P} Sixto Rodriguez...swellnet continues...
Sharing that 70's surfers / surf chix loved COLD FACT.
Always vegged Gromz had to flip the disc for them.
Kinda fits in like one long continuous session...
Jose Feliciano > Santana > Cat Stevens > Rodriguez > Cheech'n'Chong > Marley

Back Catalogue cont...
1967 Track released under Rod Riguez. (Not bad for first single)
Pretty sure that start is similar to a cool Psych band as it sounds really familiar!
Anyone else pick up on this hook...possibly from another alt act from the same era.
Doin' tbb's mind in ....coz the other band & tune is equally groovy...this is a way cool track! Wow!

Sugar Man ~ Top shelf dedicated atmospheric psych beat tribute will space you out.
Comes on slow but then enslaves the audience...this is too good...Wot the hell are they playing at.

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garyg1412 Friday, 11 Aug 2023 at 1:59pm
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Adios, Sixto.

The most well known unknown musician by far - by a few.

Mid-90s, Eyre Peninsula, I shared sessions and a camp with a South African named Conrad who would spark up every time I put Cold Fact on the tape player. None of his cogitations made much sense to me - this was the era of Mandela and de Klerk and Rodriguez sang nothing about race - though I understood it when I saw the doco Sugar Man.

Growing up in that era we had absolutely no idea how "unfamous" Rodriguez was. He was just part of the surf culture in the 70's and 80's and was huge. No one ever gave much thought about his career or history until the doco came out. The fact he was compared to Bob Dylan's genius makes you wonder how and why their careers took such different paths.

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udo Saturday, 12 Aug 2023 at 4:00pm
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blackers Sunday, 13 Aug 2023 at 9:21am
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Vale Ron Peno

Just read this. Another sad day.

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andy-mac Thursday, 17 Aug 2023 at 7:42pm
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truebluebasher Friday, 18 Aug 2023 at 3:25pm

{rip} UK Record Cover Legends

Sir Michael Parkinson (Broadcaster)
Incredible Alternate History...
UK's best opening batsmen > 50's/100's Kept Boycott outta Barnsley Team
Youngest Capt in British Army
see: Wings : Band on the Run ~ That's him on Iconic LP cover.
Also stints on Sports Committees / Radio / Journo / Kidz Books...
Recall he loved us Aussies / Hawkie / Republic / Warnie / Dame Edna & starred in Neighbours

With respect to Page [1] Vale [1] entry swellnet tribute
For lovers of Thames TV (Comic relief : Parkinson with Little Ronnie) [2:15-2:30]

Ok! A bit of fun....but wait for the encore...hav' a laugh!

Crew may have noticed this Punk / Hippie in the media
Jamie Reid (Punk Artist) Sex Pistols
Interesting that VOGUE ran a dedication

Family of anarchist Protesters...


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goofyfoot Saturday, 2 Sep 2023 at 6:14pm

Seb was an unreal guy from Sydney I stayed next to at G-land 6 years ago. Both there solo and had an epic week and a half in the jungle together.
The last couple of years him and a couple of mates bought a boat and have been sailing around Indo surfing their brains out.
He passed away a couple of days ago from shallow water blackout spear fishing in Indo. Gone way too soon. RIP Sebby

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lostdoggy Saturday, 2 Sep 2023 at 7:05pm

Terrible, damn.

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andy-mac Monday, 4 Sep 2023 at 7:12am

RIP Jimmy.
Skin cancer got him...



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truebluebasher Monday, 4 Sep 2023 at 9:09am

andy-mac's...Jimmy Buffet send off cont...{r.i.p}

Jimmy's hometown intro for his Loving song & Locals Only Vid ... 'Come Monday'
From within...Gromz...way to go Jimmy.

This edgy drugged out addiction ditty hits the spot.
Ellis Dee (LSD) was written by Jimmy > 1988 (Rave DJ) Ellis Dee

Jimmy recorded a few Surf Songs
Einstein was a Surfer + Oldest Surfer on the Beach
(Jimmy wrote & performed yet another quirky but lively Sharky Tune)

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udo Tuesday, 5 Sep 2023 at 6:35pm

~ Thanks Gary RIP ~
Tubular Swells..


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andy-mac Tuesday, 5 Sep 2023 at 7:22pm
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~ Thanks Gary RIP ~
Tubular Swells..

What a song and film!. Geez imprinted memories on me at a very early age. The footage and song went so well together.

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truebluebasher Tuesday, 5 Sep 2023 at 10:42pm

Gary Wright ~ swellnet tribute continued...
Agree ...Dreamweaver won over a large youthful audience...real game changer!
Still got the single from the day...

Gary was writer / Composer / part vocals + Keyboard on Spooky Tooth & this classic.
Judas Priest cover apparently has subliminal messages resulting in a 1985 suicide Pact.
JP cover does have some minor Layered Quad Echoes (see : Blue Oyster Cult ~ Godzilla)
Does Gary's Spooky track evoke Satan...better turn down the sound...this forum is filling up too fast!

Gary has a long recording history...

Gary was a child Actor & learnt keyboard & led school bands.
1960...Aged 16 recorded this single & a few other tracks.

Not much info on his late teens > Early 20's Psych Study era > His NY Bands to 1965 (Be worth a look!)
Just reckon he might have recorded a decent track or two with some bands.
Mostly coz Gary was a leader in all his they're must be some early 60's background...
Says he toured Europe (Germany?) with a band (1965) just prior to Spooky Tooth.
Possibly appeared on beat club...also session work for Island Records...{r.i.p} Dreamweaver!

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truebluebasher Wednesday, 6 Sep 2023 at 4:56pm

{R.I.P} Steve Harwell (F.O.S / Smash Mouth)

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southernraw Saturday, 16 Sep 2023 at 9:13pm

Barassi. As a young kid growing up in the VFL heartlands, he shared the top of the football totum.
Sad loss. R.I.P legend.

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basesix Friday, 22 Sep 2023 at 8:33am

Fry & Laurie explore the horrors of a world without Rupert the Fox's influence: