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  • Durendal
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    What about this ditty from NWOBHM pioneers Diamond Head:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaifHGyoZt0

    I always thought their metal anthem 'Am I Evil' was about Corum also, but it it would seem I was wrong:

    https://www.loudersound.com/features...y-diamond-head

    Not sure where or how I came to that conclusion, is was a long time ago...

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  • danskmacabre
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    Originally posted by postodave View Post
    I think I discovered it back in the seventies because people knew I liked Gong. It is a little earlier than Gong,being from 1968 and the work of Delia Derbyshire who did theoriginal Dr Who theme and some colleagues. I had no idea it was her until very recently. Throbing Gristle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHPe-IzR2D0 are another seventies electronic band but Future Sound of London are from the nineties https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdFKoZHzMQ0.
    Oh nice. You mentioned Delia Derbyshire.
    I love the original Dr Who theme tune.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75V4ClJZME4
    It motivated me to do a journey down the rabbit hole of Delia's work. Very fascinating and a great insight into early Electronic music.

    Not heard of throbbing Gristle. I remember Future sound of London though from the 90s. I was living in the UK around then. So picked up on a lot of UK music scene stuff around then.


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  • Jack Of Shadows
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    Originally posted by postodave View Post
    I think I discovered it back in the seventies because people knew I liked Gong. It is a little earlier than Gong,being from 1968 and the work of Delia Derbyshire who did theoriginal Dr Who theme and some colleagues. I had no idea it was her until very recently. Throbing Gristle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHPe-IzR2D0 are another seventies electronic band but Future Sound of London are fromthe nineties https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdFKoZHzMQ0.
    Very cool I'll have to check it out too! I enjoy Gong a lot and listen to them often...thanks!

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  • postodave
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    I think I discovered it back in the seventies because people knew I liked Gong. It is a little earlier than Gong,being from 1968 and the work of Delia Derbyshire who did theoriginal Dr Who theme and some colleagues. I had no idea it was her until very recently. Throbing Gristle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHPe-IzR2D0 are another seventies electronic band but Future Sound of London are fromthe nineties https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdFKoZHzMQ0.

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  • danskmacabre
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    Originally posted by postodave View Post

    I like that. It reminds me of Tangerine Dream of course but also of The Future Sond of London and Throbing Gristle. Did you ever hear this one? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwcL...PlEoqpWKca6Yqt
    No not heard that one before.
    Kind of reminds me of Gong and The residents . The sort of music I like when I'm in the mood for something quirky.

    I'll check out those other bands too thanx :)

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  • postodave
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    Originally posted by danskmacabre View Post

    I don't know if there are any Moorcockian references in this. Like you say. It's a fantastic proto-trance piece of music that I love zoning out to.
    A bit of googling shows there's a city Opa-locka in Florida. Perhaps it refers to some party or event there?

    On a sort of related note. Here's an album by a German musician from wayback that I similarly zone out to:
    Wunderbar , by Wolfgang Reichmann
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9xU3Qv97Mg
    I like that. It reminds me of Tangerine Dream of course but also of The Future Sond of London and Throbing Gristle. Did you ever hear this one? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwcL...PlEoqpWKca6Yqt

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  • danskmacabre
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    Originally posted by postodave View Post

    I know this song well and know the Moorcock references on the rest of the album but don't see them in this; can you explain?. It's a great track though, ahead of its time, anticipating trance.
    I don't know if there are any Moorcockian references in this. Like you say. It's a fantastic proto-trance piece of music that I love zoning out to.
    A bit of googling shows there's a city Opa-locka in Florida. Perhaps it refers to some party or event there?

    On a sort of related note. Here's an album by a German musician from wayback that I similarly zone out to:
    Wunderbar , by Wolfgang Reichmann
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9xU3Qv97Mg

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  • postodave
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    Originally posted by danskmacabre View Post
    Actually, my favourite Moorcockian inspired music is "Opaloka" on the Album by "Warriors on the edge of time" by Hawkwind.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztk1BKvgP0s
    I know this song well and know the Moorcock references on the rest of the album but don't see them in this; can you explain?. It's a great track though, ahead of its time, anticipating trance.

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  • danskmacabre
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    Actually, my favourite Moorcockian inspired music is "Opaloka" on the Album by "Warriors on the edge of time" by Hawkwind.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztk1BKvgP0s

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  • opaloka
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    Lyrics to Dancers at the End of Time
    by Howlin' Rain


    Let the fall winds
    Rattle at our door
    And call us to the lunatic sea
    For the pleasure games we play so easily
    That never really make a soul

    Details will haunt us in strange ways
    Like snow and smoke and skeletal leaves
    Who will resurrect us? Jive, ass, and teeth
    One we've all drunk our fill of fire

    A strange sadness hangs around the trees
    As if our life and times were fruit
    Ripen too quickly into rot
    And falling on this stinking spot

    Tones of history ring here like a gong
    But the pitch is bent and queer
    Upon a beach of bones the iron orchid stands
    And casts her cobalt gaze across the years

    Mrs. Amelia Underwood
    Carry my heart in your hands
    Jesus will shine on you brightly
    Into the hollow lands

    Now the sky, a find of fire
    The season's tears to ancient wine
    A ghostly blight from godless eyes
    The howling flames of our desires

    Your hair tumbles like a racehorse down
    The country hails your sky now ma'am
    And I'm not gonna need it like the lion needs to kill
    Cause in the lion all desire and prayer is one

    Used to be time was upon us
    Carried our hearts on our sleeves
    Wearing the joy and the sorrow
    Like beautiful fall-painted leaves
    Mrs. Amelia Underwood
    Carry my heart in you hands
    Jesus will shine on you brightly
    Into the hollow lands

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  • Shadowheart
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    One that isn't based on the Sword & Sorcery books.

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  • zlogdan
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    Originally posted by Octo Seven View Post
    Originally posted by zlogdan View Post
    Originally posted by Connatic View Post
    There was a California metal band in the 80's called Cirith Ungol. They used one of the Mike Whelan Elric paintings for the album cover and their songs were based on MM and other fantasy authors.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cirith_Ungol_(band)

    MAN, this is pure gold classic American metal!
    Ciritsh Ungol ia high elvish for Cave of Spiders as far as i remember, pathetic I should know that lol Ungol is definitely Spiider and Cirith is either mountain or pass, can't remember which. Ungloliant was the original Tolkien Spider and mother of Shelob, Cirith Ungol was Shelob's lair
    And you say you're not a Tolkien fan?!! HEHEHE



    Cirith Ungol, the band is an incredible mix of old Black Sabbath, early Rush , Stooges, MC5.

    It is an acquired taste in metal to like them!

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  • Octo Seven
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    Originally posted by zlogdan View Post
    Originally posted by Connatic View Post
    There was a California metal band in the 80's called Cirith Ungol. They used one of the Mike Whelan Elric paintings for the album cover and their songs were based on MM and other fantasy authors.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cirith_Ungol_(band)

    MAN, this is pure gold classic American metal!
    Ciritsh Ungol ia high elvish for Cave of Spiders as far as i remember, pathetic I should know that lol Ungol is definitely Spiider and Cirith is either mountain or pass, can't remember which. Ungloliant was the original Tolkien Spider and mother of Shelob, Cirith Ungol was Shelob's lair

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  • zlogdan
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    Originally posted by Connatic View Post
    There was a California metal band in the 80's called Cirith Ungol. They used one of the Mike Whelan Elric paintings for the album cover and their songs were based on MM and other fantasy authors.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cirith_Ungol_(band)

    MAN, this is pure gold classic American metal!

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  • Octo Seven
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    Originally posted by opaloka View Post
    Originally posted by KarmanalOfZert View Post
    Not trying to be rude, but are these Beatles and Pink Floyd songs really directly related to any of Mike's works in any way?
    "Set the controls for the heart of the sun" is a line from one of Mike's books called 'The Fireclown."
    crazy how i know the song and the book yet never made the connection.

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