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Old 02-22-2021, 01:44 PM   #311 (permalink)
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ELO are a lot of fun, good luck with that discography.

If you want some stuff in the same general arena but with a different vibe, I'd suggest giving the Alan Parsons Project and Ambrosia a spin. Great examples of diverse and interesting pop-oriented songwriting.





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Old 02-22-2021, 02:12 PM   #312 (permalink)
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C'mon, TH - you know you love the VU. Let's sing along together their #1 hit, "Heroin": "IIIIIIIIII have made, the big decision. IIIIIIII'm gonna try TO NULLIFY MY LIFE!"

Nothing like a good singalong to lift our spirits.

I must be a very strange person because my two favorite bands are The Beatles and The Velvet Underground.
Nah sorry, the VU can FU.

@ Anteater: Good call on the APP though I'd go for something a little more commercial from them maybe for Eleanor, like
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Old 02-23-2021, 07:13 AM   #313 (permalink)
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Has Norg introduced Eleanor to Korn yet?
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Ahhh, I remember when I secretely downloaded songs for the first time in my life and sent them to an empty CD while I was home alone.
3 songs: Eye In The Sky, Old And Wise and Don't Answer Me.
I know maaany songs from The Alan Parsons Project, but I've never listeded to any of their albums. Idk why, I used to love that band a lot, but I've been 2 years without goin' back to their songs, don't really know the reason.
And I just listened to the songs you posted and...this reminds me I have to go back to them. I know I first said that the first bands I was really into were The Beatles, Deep Purple, ABBA or Queen, but to be honest everything began thanks to Eye In The Sky when I was about 9...Perhaps I'm starting to get a bit sentimental...So let's go back to the main topic.
I've never heard of Ambrosia before, so that's a good rec.
P.S. Thanks Trollheart for all the ELO songs you posted and the rest of recommendations
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Old 02-23-2021, 11:15 AM   #315 (permalink)
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Has Norg introduced Eleanor to Korn yet?
Hey! Stop trying to corrupt the kid! She's too young to be watching -- oh, you said KORN! Well now, that's, um, almost as bad.

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Ahhh, I remember when I secretely downloaded songs for the first time in my life and sent them to an empty CD while I was home alone.
3 songs: Eye In The Sky, Old And Wise and Don't Answer Me.
I know maaany songs from The Alan Parsons Project, but I've never listeded to any of their albums. Idk why, I used to love that band a lot, but I've been 2 years without goin' back to their songs, don't really know the reason.
And I just listened to the songs you posted and...this reminds me I have to go back to them. I know I first said that the first bands I was really into were The Beatles, Deep Purple, ABBA or Queen, but to be honest everything began thanks to Eye In The Sky when I was about 9...Perhaps I'm starting to get a bit sentimental...So let's go back to the main topic.
I've never heard of Ambrosia before, so that's a good rec.
P.S. Thanks Trollheart for all the ELO songs you posted and the rest of recommendations
Glad you enjoyed them Eleanor. IMO the best APP albums are in order Gaudi, Ammonia Avenue, Eve, Eye in the Sky, Pyramid, I Robot, Stereotomy, The Turn of a Friendly Card, Vulture Culture and let's not forget his solo albums - Try Anything Once and On Air are great albums.



I would also suggest Supertramp, if you're unfamiliar with them...
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Glad you enjoyed them Eleanor. IMO the best APP albums are in order Gaudi, Ammonia Avenue, Eve, Eye in the Sky, Pyramid, I Robot, Stereotomy, The Turn of a Friendly Card, Vulture Culture and let's not forget his solo albums - Try Anything Once and On Air are great albums.



I would also suggest Supertramp, if you're unfamiliar with them...
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Wow, these are..many albums lol!!
I'm only familiar with a couple of songs by Supertramp: The Logical Song and Breakfast In America. They have like a more pop-oriented sound, don't they?
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Wow, these are..many albums lol!!
I'm only familiar with a couple of songs by Supertramp: The Logical Song and Breakfast In America. They have like a more pop-oriented sound, don't they?
They do, mostly, but a lot of the material on the likes of Even in the Quietest Moments, Crisis? What Crisis? and even Breakfast in America is more in the line of progressive rock or pomp rock than pop. They have gained a reputation for pop songs with their hit singles, but there are some very deep and mature songs on their albums. If you're exploring, I'd avoid the first two albums as they're more blues/folk than anything, and begin with Crime of the Century (1974) - 74 - 82 was their golden period, up to and including Famous Last Words. Founder member Roger Hodgson's solo albums, In the Eye of the Storm and Hai Hai are also worth checking out.
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They do, mostly, but a lot of the material on the likes of Even in the Quietest Moments, Crisis? What Crisis? and even Breakfast in America is more in the line of progressive rock or pomp rock than pop. They have gained a reputation for pop songs with their hit singles, but there are some very deep and mature songs on their albums. If you're exploring, I'd avoid the first two albums as they're more blues/folk than anything, and begin with Crime of the Century (1974) - 74 - 82 was their golden period, up to and including Famous Last Words. Founder member Roger Hodgson's solo albums, In the Eye of the Storm and Hai Hai are also worth checking out.
Oh, ok, thank you very much again!
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Judging by the bands in your list I'm wondering if you might like some of The Association. They were a mid-late 60's "Sunshine pop" band who had some good hits over a few years, then faded in the early 70's and disbanded. You've probably heard a couple of their hit songs but I'm guessing you might not be super familiar with them.

My two favorites below, both from the same album (in 1968). Both are best appreciated with the volume up really loud.

This first one was an medium-sized hit. The outro is fantastic!



This next song was only a very minor hit but it's completely beyond me why it wasn't a HUGE hit. The chorus/bridge/chorus is nothing short of spectacular. They could teach entire classes on music theory just from this song.

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Also, I just looked through this entire thread, and nobody's mentioned Donovan yet!

These next 2 songs are, in my opinion, two of the coolest songs ever written. As in, they exude a vibe of absolute coolness.



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