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N4niner206
Posted: Apr 28, 2017 14:03
 

My humble opinion - the Moody Blues have more "perfect albums" than anyone I can think of.  For me, a perfect album is one you just listen to end-to-end and never have to hit skip.  This is especially true with their early stuff.
unclehud
(Hallelujah! Back in the ATL suburbs!)
Posted: Apr 28, 2017 14:01
 

Every Good Boy Deserves Favor.    Oops! "Favour".

And the sound we make together

Is the music to the story in your eyes
It's been shining down upon me now
I realize
BobbyCat
(Beyond)
Posted: Mar 28, 2017 8:54
 

Thanks Bill for playing it as you do. Often enough but not too often. {#Clap}
That gem's got to remain a special treat, and the listeners must first deserve their favour!
It was a 10 for me back then, and still is. Always with a slight regret that the guitar solo doesn't last a little longer {#Good-vibes}  {#Yes}  {#Music}
LowPhreak
(Divided Corporate States of Neo-Feudal Murikka, Inc.)
Posted: Feb 25, 2017 17:30
 

 Proclivities wrote:

Why do people want to believe that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has any relevance?  It's a profit-making hobby of Jann Wenner and a few other non-musicians.  They have no directive or mandate to "induct" artists based on some logical deliberation.  Apparently, he does not care for The Moody Blues, maybe Justin Hayward borrowed his umbrella once and never gave it back.

 
That's the long and short of it. Similar to the importance or relevance of people like Paul, Mick, Elton et al getting the MBE from the Queen. And for christsakes...Cliff Richard??  LOL

{#Razz}

Always had kudos for those in rock who told the crown to piss off with that like John, Keef, and Bowie did.
Skydog
Posted: Feb 25, 2017 17:14
 

 LizK wrote:
 
I've got a 'Nasty Woman' t-shirt.    {#Razz}

Actually, I never received the 'Nasty Woman' tshirt.  I cried 'scam' to Paypal & they got my $ back.  2016 was that kind of year, totally.

 
my wife got hers with no problem
LizK
(West Florida, where the gators roam)
Posted: Jan 26, 2017 13:53
 

 
 

 On_The_Beach wrote:

ABBA is in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
Oh dear Lord, it's the seventh sign of the Apocalypse.
Or maybe it's the sixth; the seventh has to be Trump in the White House.

  
I've got a 'Nasty Woman' t-shirt.    {#Razz}

Actually, I never received the 'Nasty Woman' tshirt.  I cried 'scam' to Paypal & they got my $ back.  2016 was that kind of year, totally.
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Jan 26, 2017 13:52
 

 buddy wrote:
It's a crime that The Moody Blues are not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which has inducted the like of rock and roll "greats" such as ABBA.  Really?...
 
Why do people want to believe that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has any relevance?  It's a profit-making hobby of Jann Wenner and a few other non-musicians.  They have no directive or mandate to "induct" artists based on some logical deliberation.  Apparently, he does not care for The Moody Blues, maybe Justin Hayward borrowed his umbrella once and never gave it back.
coloradojohn
(At the base of The Flatirons, Boulder, Colorado)
Posted: Oct 26, 2016 10:21
 

I've always loved the way they made music as deep and dramatic as they liked, and I appreciate that sometimes they really rocked!  I'm glad I got to see them play at McNichols Arena in '86 or so...truly a fantastic show! and I saw the video of the RedRocks concert... 
LizK
(West Florida, where the gators roam)
Posted: Oct 25, 2016 17:51
 

 On_The_Beach wrote:

ABBA is in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
Oh dear Lord, it's the seventh sign of the Apocalypse.
Or maybe it's the sixth; the seventh has to be Trump in the White House.

 
I've got a 'Nasty Woman' t-shirt.    {#Razz}
primm
Posted: Sep 24, 2016 10:09
 

{#Chillpill} still has a groove !
BigIslandBlues
Posted: Aug 24, 2016 15:26
 

Moody Blues. May 24, 1979. Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver B.C. Awesome show.
westslope
(BC desert)
Posted: Aug 24, 2016 15:23
 

I think ABBA is great.  By pure coincidence, my very favourite contemporary artist — Steven Wilson — likes to sport ABBA t-shirts. 

That said, yes, TMBs definitely deserve the recognition.

OTB, as usual you crack me up!  :-)  
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Jul 24, 2016 2:20
 

 buddy wrote:
It's a crime that The Moody Blues are not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which has inducted the like of rock and roll "greats" such as ABBA. Really? (. . .)
 
ABBA is in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
Oh dear Lord, it's the seventh sign of the Apocalypse.
Or maybe it's the sixth; the seventh has to be Trump in the White House.
below72
Posted: Jun 22, 2016 5:31
 

great song - in it's time.  Or maybe...Bill is this new? you are playing it every day.  Is this back to the future?{#Roflol}
buddy
Posted: May 20, 2016 13:24
 

It's a crime that The Moody Blues are not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which has inducted the like of rock and roll "greats" such as ABBA.  Really?

They were a ground-breaking band in establishing the Progressive Rock genre.  No one has ever come close to matching or even imitating their singularly unique sound.  Their classic 7 albums starting with Days of Future Past and concluding with Seventh Sojourn encompass an amazing body of work that, as a set, has never been equaled.  

One of the best shows I ever attended was The Moody Blues with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado in the Denver foothills.  Pure magic.

In a few weeks I'll be seeing Justin Hayward on his solo tour.  Can't wait. 
nance
Posted: Nov 13, 2015 21:13
 

not sure why a lot of people look down on the moody blues (justin hayward)  he is awesome....especially his stuff with the moody blues.....he travels around now going to small bars and is really really good to see
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Oct 12, 2015 10:26
 

 eveliko wrote:
This is why everybody uses sampled Mellotron today.

 
Perhaps some, but not "everybody".  Anyhow, the mellotron only played "samples"; it was essentially the first sampling keyboard instrument. There are much more versatile (and often less expensive) devices at the disposal of recording studios these days, though there are several artists who use newer mellotrons.
dew34
(Wisconsin-quite woodsy)
Posted: Sep 11, 2015 18:17
 

 otis_of_moab wrote:

Awesome.  Never tire of hearing this.

 

And, yes, the entire album is fantastic.


Amen!{#Wink}
 


otis_of_moab
(Aspen Colorado (in the white room))
Posted: Aug 11, 2015 8:58
 

Awesome.  Never tire of hearing this.

 

And, yes, the entire album is fantastic.


eveliko
(Miarritzeko)
Posted: Aug 11, 2015 8:57
 

This is why everybody uses sampled Mellotron today.
westslope
(BC coast)
Posted: May 08, 2015 9:16
 

 1wolfy wrote:
Great song title

 

{#Bananajam}
Imkirok
(The Arctic Hinter Land)
Posted: May 08, 2015 9:16
 

 blades wrote:

timeless



 
Was going to use the exact same word.  Love this whole album.
michaelc
(Walnut Creek, CA)
Posted: Apr 06, 2015 15:04
 

Guess I am alone on this one.
Loved it once, but now it seems to . . . . over the top contrived.

Guess that was the 70's
blades
(NYC)
Posted: Mar 06, 2015 16:02
 

timeless


Delawhere
Posted: Feb 03, 2015 6:06
 

Music written with a purpose. Please Bill, let's hear some more of these gems!
Jeff09
(Gainesville, Florida)
Posted: Dec 02, 2014 15:52
 

Great make out album!  Black light optional...
1wolfy
(Mission Viejo California)
Posted: Sep 30, 2014 10:34
 

Great song title
iagdboy
Posted: May 28, 2014 7:27
 

Rock n Roll Hall of SHAME   WTF
SanFranGayMan
(San Francisco)
Posted: Apr 27, 2014 0:18
 

 kingart wrote:
We're part of the fire that is burning
from the ashes we can build another day...

Great lyrics from a great song on a great album by a band that was great for its time. Blow up the speakers. 

 
You nailed it. Of a time and era, that still transcends time and era. Just in another voice and expression that  may be lost on some. But  a future time will recognize it for the timeliness, if they don't already now. The beauty of music...
Stingray
Posted: Mar 26, 2014 11:06
 

Great Moodies' song!
Piranga
(Boise, ID)
Posted: Mar 26, 2014 11:05
 

One of the great albums of all time.
BobbyCat
(Beyond)
Posted: Oct 19, 2013 2:20
 

What, I gave it only 9, a few years ago? Hurry up to move the rating to 10, this is one of my absolute favorite classics ever  {#Heartkiss}
Aud
(lost in lakecity)
Posted: Apr 13, 2013 0:15
 

 On_The_Beach wrote:
Cool cover art.
From Wiki: The album title is taken from the student mnemonic for the lines of the treble clef: E-G-B-D-F. These notes are heard played on piano during "Procession."

 

I have the cover in one of those "album frames" on the wall in my living room.
Love Justin Haywood-that voice is so recognizable
dirtbagpook
Posted: Mar 12, 2013 13:21
 

This whole album flows. One song into the other. I've still got the vinyl even though I think I wore it out back in '72. Many a smokey evening spent with MB... {#Whistle}
smackiepipe
(Western North Carolina)
Posted: Mar 12, 2013 13:18
 

Only thing that sucks about this song is that it's just two and a half minutes long.
Jive
(Toronto, Ontario)
Posted: Mar 12, 2013 13:17
 

I've been thinking about our fortune
And I've decided that we're really not to blame
For the love that's deep inside us now
Is still the same

And the sounds we make together
Is the music to the story in your eyes
It's been shining down upon me now
I realize

Listen to the tide slowly turning
Wash all our heartaches away
We're part of the fire that is burning
And from the ashes we can build another day

But I'm frightened for your children
That the live that we are living is in vain
And the sunshine we've been waiting for
Will turn to rain

Listen to the tide slowly turning
Wash all our heartaches away
We're part of the fire that is burning
And from the ashes we can build another day

But I'm frightened for the children
That the live that we are living is in vain
And the sunshine we've been waiting for
Will turn to rain

When the final line is over
It's certain that the curtain's gonna fall
I can hide inside your sweet sweet love
For ever more
oldsaxon
(Wales via Vancouver, BC.)
Posted: Dec 08, 2012 11:37
 

Wow, 1971 and we're still crying for our children instead of doing something about it.
lily34
(lexvegas)
Posted: Sep 05, 2012 4:20
 

i've always loved this song. i think it's lovely.
kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Aug 28, 2012 13:57
 

Prog Rock at its pinnacle.  W-a-y beyond their early 60s hit Go Now. 
merkin_muffley
(Down the rabbit hole.....)
Posted: Jul 04, 2012 6:33
 

Wow never knew they had something like this in them. Have to investigate further than Nights In White Satin.
kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Jul 04, 2012 6:32
 

We're part of the fire that is burning
from the ashes we can build another day...

Great lyrics from a great song on a great album by a band that was great for its time. Blow up the speakers. 
FelixNovalis
Posted: Jul 04, 2012 6:32
 

One of the greatest songs i know...
rotten
Posted: May 01, 2012 16:27
 

 These guys sound nothing like they did in 1971. Mike Pinder's mellotron has been gone since 1974 and Ray Thomas has retired.           

tkosh wrote:

This was/is such a great album.  Many of us considered it "stunning" when it came out.  And they are still doing it—saw them about a year ago in Mpls, and they sounded just like they did in 1971.  What does "Eat me" actually mean?  That you are right?

 


dwlangham
Posted: Feb 28, 2012 6:59
 

You could do worse . . . .
rabaak
Posted: Jan 27, 2012 14:43
 

One of my favorites of all time. From the ashes we can build another day.
MiracleDrug
(Earth)
Posted: Jan 27, 2012 14:43
 

 copymonkey wrote:


Three things: 1. Over earnest means exactly what I intended it to mean—look up earnest. 2. Bloated does not necessarily mean literally fat, and yes, there is such a thing as too much instumentation. 3. Dense complex compositions are one thing—and I can certainly get my head around them, you condescending tool—but self indulgent wurlitzer solos and faux-deep mystical horseshit ramblings are quite another.
Oh, I guess there were four things: 4. Eat me

 

c'mon...you have to admit this was pretty funny... {#Lol}
Stingray
(4 A FREE INTERNET)
Posted: Jan 27, 2012 14:42
 

9
kurtster
(Back in Ohiya, for now ...)
Posted: Dec 26, 2011 20:14
 

WTF ... 8 to 10.

Its got everything my ears still like.
gemtag
(Texas)
Posted: Oct 24, 2011 12:26
 

This is quintessential Moody Blues.  A great song from an iconic band. These guys were the thinking man's band of the day. Of course that is my opinion.
fredriley
(Nottingham, UK)
Posted: Jul 22, 2011 2:32
 

 peter_james_bond wrote:

There's nothing wrong with you! Rudeness is not a requirement but something happens to certain people when they hide behind a pseudonym and start typing; much like what happens to some people when they get behind the wheel of a car. I guess I'm equating road rage with comment board rage. If you check out news comment boards you'll see what I mean. People say the most vile things, hiding behind the cloak of anonymity, that they would never say in public.

 
True enough. That's been the curse of online discussion since the heyday of Usenet, and we can all fall prey to it because we only ever read words, we don't see the real person in front of us as we would down the pub, say, so we tend to fill in the blank with our own stereotypes and projections and create a cardboard cut-out of the poster. Over the years I've come to the view that you should only ever say online what you would say face to face, and a good way to follow this guide is to post under your real name. (Not that I'm knocking anonymity, as that's pretty important on the Net for all sorts of reasons, but it's not really needed on a music board. )