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(Chattanooga Tn)
Posted: Oct 03, 2014 - 06:38
 

As much as I love this song (10), I like 'Salty Dog' best; went to see this band in summer of '72', six weeks after I got married, but the opening band blew them out of the water- The Eagles

ScottN
(An inch above the K/T boundary. But smth near fracking still has appeal.)
Posted: Aug 15, 2014 - 23:36
 

 afrixluvguy wrote:
The most covered song ever, I believe. 
  Uhm, certainly not.



ScottN
(An inch above the K/T boundary. But smth near fracking still has appeal.)
Posted: Aug 15, 2014 - 23:34
 

Immortal.  This and Repent Walpurgis, also by PH, were my intro to "alternative" FM.

woodificould
(Among the orange groves in Ventura County)
Posted: Apr 29, 2014 - 22:15
 

I find myself half listening, involved in some mundane routine when suddenly, Bill hits me with something like this.  THIS is why I listen to RP.  Thanks, Bill

afrixluvguy
Posted: Mar 29, 2014 - 09:34
 

The most covered song ever, I believe. 
Peter_Bradshaw
Posted: Jan 23, 2014 - 06:40
 

{#Bananapiano}
WalterGilpin
(France)
Posted: Nov 22, 2013 - 10:29
 

Très bonne musique, et que de souvenirs !!!!

bubink
(Bellevue, Nebraska)
Posted: Oct 22, 2013 - 00:05
 

Yes.  Yes.  So very nice....
 

Eric_Gustafsson
Posted: Oct 22, 2013 - 00:01
 

{#Bananasplit}

Sbed
(Montreal)
Posted: Sep 20, 2013 - 14:19
 

 jagdriver wrote:
I can just envision John Winston O'Boogie Lennon listening to this repeatedly on the record player mounted in his chauffeur-driven, psychedelic Rolls on his way to party at His Majesty—Prince Jones' place, a.k.a., A.A. Milne's Cotchford Farm.

 
I know that Paul Mccartney said this is one of the song he wished he had wrote
jagdriver
(Just a nod and a wink south of Paradise)
Posted: Sep 20, 2013 - 14:15
 

I can just envision John Winston O'Boogie Lennon listening to this repeatedly on the record player mounted in his chauffeur-driven, psychedelic Rolls on his way to party at His Majesty—Prince Jones' place, a.k.a., A.A. Milne's Cotchford Farm.



Krakus
(Denver, CO)
Posted: Aug 20, 2013 - 07:34
 

Reading an inspection report and this song makes this chore bearable. Thanks, RP!{#Drunk}



hugogdt
Posted: Aug 20, 2013 - 07:30
 

One of the things I most like about RP is the fact that it allows me to finally identify amazing old songs that I heard 1000 times. So this is Protocol Harum ...

Isabeau
(sou' tex)
Posted: Aug 20, 2013 - 07:30
 

woa, shades of mattress on the floor and underground FM. Was it really that long ago?

grant
Posted: Aug 20, 2013 - 07:29
 

Timeless.  We'll be listening to, and enjoying this in 2500.  Or at least somebody will.

uilekiek
Posted: Jun 23, 2013 - 04:49
 

Dream song{#Bananapiano}
mojcamojca77
(Idrija)
Posted: Jun 18, 2013 - 01:41
 

What a nice song:-)

Sweet_Virginia
Posted: May 17, 2013 - 05:52
 

Thanks to wikipedia

"A Whiter Shade of Pale" is the debut song by the British rock band Procol Harum, released 12 May 1967. The single reached number one in the UK Singles Chart on 8 June 1967, and stayed there for six weeks. Without much promotion, it reached No. 5 on the US charts, as well. One of the anthems of the 1967 Summer of Love, it is one of fewer than 30 singles to have sold over 10 million copies worldwide.

With its haunting Bach-derived instrumental melody, soulful vocals, and unusual lyrics—by the song's co-authors Gary Brooker,Keith Reid, and Matthew Fisher — "A Whiter Shade of Pale" reached No. 1 in several countries when released in 1967. In the years since, it has become an enduring classic. It was the most played song in the last 75 years in public places in the UK (as of 2009), and the United Kingdom performing rights group Phonographic Performance Limited in 2004 recognised it as the most-played record by British broadcasting of the past 70 years. Also in 2004, Rolling Stone placed "A Whiter Shade of Pale" No. 57 on its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time."

 

sirdroseph
(Yes)
Posted: May 17, 2013 - 05:51
 

 kingart wrote:
Who on the PLANET could follow Debussy with Procol Harum? 

Thinking of sitting on the 1967 summer lawn in Clark NJ reading Steinbeck and listening to this on WABC. Everything was beautiful. 

 

That is called a predictability lull in my library playlist!{#Lol}

Dave_Crick
Posted: Apr 19, 2013 - 06:20
 

Absolute classic - great vocal and organ playing.
flyboy
(Sarah Palin's Hometown)
Posted: Mar 20, 2013 - 14:21
 

Thanks to RP, this has been welded in my mind to the end of Air - Talisman.  I think if Bill didn't play this after Air, I'd think there was something wrong with the song.

As an organ player myself, this is a great song to listen to.

onelittlemoose
(Mooseville, Canada)
Posted: Mar 20, 2013 - 14:21
 

How I love that organ. Absolutely timeless.

unclehud
(now 50 feet above the planet in Boston)
Posted: Mar 15, 2013 - 11:49
 

Well!  That was the shortest version I've ever heard.

ambrebalte
(Beijing)
Posted: Jan 11, 2013 - 18:57
 

 Stingray wrote:

12, of course!

And an incredible album (like all early Harum-stuff)

 

PS

23 "1-voters". What to do with them? Hot oil or tar and feathers?

 
;) Glad to see you are still here and kicking!

notfadeaway
(earlybob land)
Posted: Jan 11, 2013 - 18:47
 

what a sound! ....nice job guys!

notfadeaway
(earlybob land)
Posted: Jan 11, 2013 - 18:42
 

Last waltz at the Dance-Orama

tonypf
(Honolulu)
Posted: Jan 11, 2013 - 18:39
 

 angelomisterioso wrote:
Where else are you going to hear Debussy followed by Procol Harum. 💫
 
It works!

Baketown
(Maryland)
Posted: Dec 11, 2012 - 09:38
 

Classic!

ziakut
(Slightly North of Obvlivion)
Posted: Dec 11, 2012 - 09:37
 

Rather hear something else follow Debussy...than a tired and overrated song. Oh boy!

angelomisterioso
(no longer secret location north texas)
Posted: Oct 09, 2012 - 16:07
 

Where else are you going to hear Debussy followed by Procol Harum. 💫

Stingray
Posted: Oct 09, 2012 - 16:06
 

12, of course!

And an incredible album (like all early Harum-stuff)

 

PS

23 "1-voters". What to do with them? Hot oil or tar and feathers?



kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Oct 09, 2012 - 16:06
 

Who on the PLANET could follow Debussy with Procol Harum? 

Thinking of sitting on the 1967 summer lawn in Clark NJ reading Steinbeck and listening to this on WABC. Everything was beautiful. 

dw
(PHill, CA)
Posted: Sep 27, 2012 - 16:05
 

A true classic....never tire of it.{#Clap}

testpilot
Posted: Sep 13, 2012 - 06:00
 

Excellent tune (thanks, Bach), inane hippy lyrics... anything can pass for poetry these days - as long as it's vague enough someone will mistake it for wisdom.

eswiley2
Posted: Sep 13, 2012 - 05:56
 

 ThePoose wrote:
I remember more than one sweet young girl melting—figuratively and literally—as I held her and swayed to this tune at the end of the dance.
 

So...  that was YOU I was dancing with???? 

4merdj
(donde el viento se devuelve)
Posted: Aug 07, 2012 - 15:36
 

What a classic!! 8>>9 {#Cheers}
(Longer version in Pandora's Box)

hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Jul 12, 2012 - 08:12
 

a special piece of music, though I flashbacked to a goofy kevin costner stoner flik called Fandango
 

kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Jun 10, 2012 - 16:11
 

Memories. A 100% classic. Very few songs remind me more strongly of my youthful summers. I don't know whether to be wistful or to jump for the freedom and joy of it all.  Musically it's an 8, for all else it's a 20. 

macbags
(atlanta)
Posted: Jun 10, 2012 - 16:11
 

HEAVEN HERE I COME.

jchap5
(West Chester, Ohio)
Posted: Jun 10, 2012 - 16:09
 

Cannot get enough of this song - original, covers - it is all good! Thanks RP! I have spent the better part of a whole day listening and learning.

valeriogonzalez
(Quito, Ecuador)
Posted: Jun 05, 2012 - 10:08
 

Some pretty good music today on RP {#Biggrin}

BLADERUNNER
(Port City on the Cape Fear)
Posted: Mar 07, 2012 - 11:14
 

Ah memories......my older brother, who was a good musician, taught me the organ solo from this tune, back when the song was first played.  recently i was in this organ/piano store, and remembered enough of the music to play it fairly well.  surprised me big time, since i can't always remember what i had for lunch yesterday.

jagdriver
(Just a nod and a wink south of Paradise)
Posted: Mar 07, 2012 - 11:13
 

 ccwcool wrote:
Brings me back to being an 8 year old boy laying on the floor listening to CKLW on my transistor radio and being mesmerized by this incredible song.  
 
This was a standard at Detroit's Grande Ballroom (think SF Fillmore) during intermissions and such. I can never hear it without being instantly transported back there, before remnants of The Summer of Love faded forever after Altamont and such.



Proclivities
(Carrboro, NC)
Posted: Mar 02, 2012 - 06:51
 

 Stratocaster wrote:

I daresay you are outnumbered by a factor of approximately 101,688 to 1.

I suggest a good detox, a hard shake of the head, and a complete re-evaluation of your value system.

 
 

I'm not sure what sort of calculations you employed to arrive at that factor, but I daresay it needs "re-evaluation" - there are less than 1,600 votes on this song.  I like this tune, personally, but I can also understand how some might find it tiresome and/or dated.  I usually don't agree with that poster's tastes, but just because someone's tastes to not correspond with those of the masses does not mean that those tastes require the therapies you prescribe above.  Most of the music I like is not embraced (or even known) by the majority of the population - in general, the most popular music is not the best music - it is often the opposite.

Hasan
Posted: Mar 02, 2012 - 06:38
 

First time I ever danced slow was to Whiter Shade of Pale.  10th grade.  1967.  Last school dance before the summer vacation.  Exams over with.  Steamy hot — inside and out.   The dj must have played W.S. o P.  20 times that night.  Who minded?  Least of all — who cared they were singing about sea-sickness!!   Who noticed?



DaveInVA
(In a hovel in effluent Damnville, VA)
Posted: Feb 04, 2012 - 18:34
 

A Shiter Pade of Whale - still love it after all these decades.....

hencini
Posted: Feb 04, 2012 - 18:27
 

 Stratocaster wrote:

I daresay you are outnumbered by a factor of approximately 101,688 to 1.

I suggest a good detox, a hard shake of the head, and a complete re-evaluation of your value system.

 
 

Lolz... : )

 

Stratocaster
(Bermuda)
Posted: Feb 02, 2012 - 02:47
 

 johnjconn wrote:
Dated
Boring
Tired
Weak

Give it a 4
 
I daresay you are outnumbered by a factor of approximately 101,688 to 1.

I suggest a good detox, a hard shake of the head, and a complete re-evaluation of your value system.

 

ccwcool
(O-HI-O)
Posted: Jan 30, 2012 - 14:17
 

Brings me back to being an 8 year old boy laying on the floor listening to CKLW on my transistor radio and being mesmerized by this incredible song.  

bindi
(North Carolina)
Posted: Dec 29, 2011 - 19:53
 

to me. . .timeless!