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ETA
10-01-2019, 06:29
...my favourite 1970s bands or albums...

which are..?

sheffield hatter
10-01-2019, 10:15
OK, good question. I'll kick off with a recent visit to the Grove in Leeds (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/42740/). There was a band playing Creedence Clearwater Revival (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwCALR8ZAm8) songs. Not just the greatest hits, but some of the more obscure album tracks too. Made my visit to an excllent pub just that little bit more special.

And I can remember being in the Victoria in Morecambe (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/55274/) after work one day in 1982 when a song played on the juke box which was clearly by XTC - their new single Senses Working Overtime (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07Fp-omNXCw), from their forthcoming album English Settlement. They were already one of my favourite bands, and that is among their best albums, but this was the first time I heard the song.

Bucking Fastard
10-01-2019, 13:27
With all due respect to one of our number,but if I found a pub juke box with Aqualung by Jethro Tull it would certainly get an airing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0jMPI_pUec

Mobyduck
10-01-2019, 17:11
With all due respect to one of our number,but if I found a pub juke box with Aqualung by Jethro Tull it would certainly get an airing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0jMPI_pUec

I play it fairly regularly on the Juke box in my local (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/59679/), a band I have seen live nine times.

Spinko
10-01-2019, 17:14
Some 1990s and 2000s American punk.

london calling
10-01-2019, 19:29
Pink Floyd-Dark side of the Moon might get some customers running for the door but I like it.Also anything from the Stone Roses would be brill.

bcfczuluarmy
10-01-2019, 19:50
In one of my locals The Sportsman (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/651/) my mates always go for old rock like Black Sabbath, ACDC etc and stuff before I was generally born. Creedence Clearwater Revival is also a popular choice. Whenever I go to a jukebox I can never think of anything they would like as I grew up listening to dance/rave music but a song from childhood I remember from parents playing that I'll put on to not get chastised is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VDS8uArR0A David McWilliams - Days Of Pearly Spencer. Everything else tends to be trip hop based from local bands like Massive Attack, Tricky and Portishead as it's easy to think of.

Also how do you overwrite a URL with words as SH did with CCR?

Komakino
10-01-2019, 20:02
Also how do you overwrite a URL with words as SH did with CCR?

As per below, but delete the spaces either side of the equals sign:

www.youtube.com]My Favourite Song[/url]

oldboots
10-01-2019, 20:04
One of the best juke boxes I ever came across was in the Baytree in Southampton back in the mid seventies, I drank there most week days then and we normally put on the same collection of tracks:

Canned Heat - On the Road Again
Bob Dylan - Lay Lady Lay
Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower
Rolling Stones - Ruby Tuesday & Paint It Black

there were a few more played less often but we did have to get back to college so time was limited.

Some people who went on the Manchester trip may remember the juke box in Bar Fringe (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/61476/), which I believe includes Dark Side of the Moon. Being a nerd and the age I am obviously any prog' rock will do.

bcfczuluarmy
10-01-2019, 23:26
Most jukeboxes use the internet now and any song you can think of tends to be available. The problem is thinking of it....

Al Bundy
11-01-2019, 08:00
Highly unlikely to find any of my bands on the jukie but should any Half Man Half Biscuit, Sonic Youth, Mudhoney, Fugazi, Dead Kennedys, Boo Radleys, Mary Chain, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead and similar be found they will certainly get a run out.

Komakino
11-01-2019, 08:08
Highly unlikely to find any of my bands on the jukie but should any Half Man Half Biscuit, Sonic Youth, Mudhoney, Fugazi, Dead Kennedys, Boo Radleys, Mary Chain, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead and similar be found they will certainly get a run out.

That's my kind of jukebox...

Brainypool
11-01-2019, 09:56
My ideal jukebox is eclectic and full of anything and everything. Though ideally avoiding more recent trends. Essential - a diverse range of pop music from the 50s through to the 90s, as well as old school British indie rock (Wedding Present, Half Man Half Biscuit, Housemartins, Smiths, etc). Not required but a huge plus - some obscure selections for special occasions such as old French chansons, authentic folk music, obscure 60s rock, George Formby.

ROBCamra
11-01-2019, 11:03
My fantasy pub jukebox would be to take the one at Bar Fringe (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/61476/) as per OB then add the jukeboxes at

The Angel (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/25731/) and Corbieres (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/64529/)

You'd get everything from Captain Beefheart to Marty Robbins. Possibly not the French Chansons though. :cheers:

Bucking Fastard
11-01-2019, 16:25
Most jukeboxes use the internet now and any song you can think of tends to be available. The problem is thinking of it....

So true, but on a quiet Sunday evening the barman in Puzzles (http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/84956/) clocked us as having worked in finance and extracted this from spotify;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RaUMVRw2dM


after which we requested;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j58V2vC9EPc

and a very good night was had by all.

london calling
11-01-2019, 20:56
They play albums in my local the Express Brentford and my request for Bob Marley seems to get approval in the beer garden. Universally liked I think whether young or old.

Delboy20
11-01-2019, 21:35
Some great tracks and artist already mentioned here but for me anything by The Smiths and I am away (as some of you will know!)

After that a wide range of Indie, Punk, Rock will be fine ….

Cure, Cult, Mission, Wonder Stuff, Joy Division, Pistols, Cramps, REM, Depeche Mode, Sabbath, … I could go on all night

Mobyduck
11-01-2019, 22:42
Some people who went on the Manchester trip may remember the juke box in Bar Fringe (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/61476/), which I believe includes Dark Side of the Moon. Being a nerd and the age I am obviously any prog' rock will do.

That'll be this one then.
1747

oldboots
12-01-2019, 08:04
That'll be this one then.
1747

Just looking for some Pink Floyd or King Crimson.

Aqualung
13-01-2019, 23:32
I don't know where to start with this one. I grew up With The Beatles and followed their journey from their own more basic songs plus Tamla and early rock covers to their psychedelic pinnacle. I went to see lots of bands live between 1969 and 1973 including Pink Floyd several times, the Who, Yes, Free, Hawkwind, Black Sabbath, Fairport Convention, the Nice and Led Zeppelin once in 1969. While I was still at school I saw Cream and also the Jeff Beck Band with their new young singer Rod Stewart at the Starlight Ballroom in Greenford. Again, while I was still at school I saw the Byrds, The Move and the Bonzo Dog Band at the Royal Albert Hall. I went to the Blind Faith free concert at Hyde Park but didn't bother with the Stones as it was rammed. The late 60s Parliament Hill concert featuring Jefferson Airplane and Fairport on a cold June night was magnificent. Contrary to popular opinion I never saw Tull live!

So what do I like now? Loads of stuff apart from rap and anything my parents liked and that is usually classed as Easy Listening. I could go on for ever with this but am calling it a day for now.

ETA
14-01-2019, 20:39
With all due respect to one of our number,but if I found a pub juke box with Aqualung by Jethro Tull it would certainly get an airing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0jMPI_pUec

The Duke of Wellington (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/10108/)

The Horse and Jockey (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/34546/)

Aqualung
14-01-2019, 21:36
Can I point out that London Calling is a famous Clash album and single but I know you had all twigged that one. Maybe lesser known is that Komakino was a track by the band Joy Division and I can't tell you anything more about it.
Going back to the original thread, I liked a lot of Britpop stuff and really like Oasis and the Manics. I don't put money into Jukeboxes any more as I don't understand how they work! Two more recent music moments in pubs were in the E17 Rose & Crown where they played Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Chile and followed it with Zombie by the Cranberries and at a decent volume. The other moment was more recent at the Jolly Crispin in Upper Gornal where the music track included Nights In White Satin by the Moody Blues. It's the mellotron and flute solo that does it for me. I hadn't heard this one for years!

sheffield hatter
14-01-2019, 21:57
Can I point out that London Calling is a famous Clash album and single but I know you had all twigged that one. Maybe lesser known is that Komakino was a track by the band Joy Division

Thanks for those. Could hardly have missed the first but was unaware of the second.


... at the Jolly Crispin in Upper Gornal where the music track included Nights In White Satin by the Moody Blues. It's the mellotron and flute solo that does it for me. I hadn't heard this one for years!

I've mostly walked out of pubs where someone plays that song on the juke box - life is just too short, isn't it? Moody Blues come a close second to Frank Sinatra (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/33822/) for "must avoid" as far as I'm concerned. "I managed to negotiate a temporary cessation in the assault on my ears by Frank Sinatra - apparently the juke box had been set to "easy listening" by head office diktat. I pointed out that to some of us there's nothing easy about listening to Old Blue Eyes - a few people have trouble eating Marmite, too"

Now, that old review reminds me of my favourite tracks by Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones [Simple Twist of Fate (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXlkwHECabU) and Gimme Shelter (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbmS3tQJ7Os&list=RDRbmS3tQJ7Os&start_radio=1&t=0)]. I first heard the latter on 31 December 1969, the first time I stayed up to see in the New Year.

Aqualung
15-01-2019, 10:47
I've mostly walked out of pubs where someone plays that song on the juke box - life is just too short, isn't it? Moody Blues come a close second to Frank Sinatra (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/33822/) for "must avoid" as far as I'm concerned. "I managed to negotiate a temporary cessation in the assault on my ears by Frank Sinatra - apparently the juke box had been set to "easy listening" by head office diktat. I pointed out that to some of us there's nothing easy about listening to Old Blue Eyes - a few people have trouble eating Marmite, too"

The Moody Blues track is a break up song and Justin Hayward is wading up to his neck in self pity but I'm not one of the many who concentrate on the lyrics of a song rather than the great chords and instrumentation.
Crooners like Sinatra are part of the cesspit that Easy Listening was built upon IMO.



Now, that old review reminds me of my favourite tracks by Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones [Simple Twist of Fate (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXlkwHECabU) and Gimme Shelter (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbmS3tQJ7Os&list=RDRbmS3tQJ7Os&start_radio=1&t=0)]. I first heard the latter on 31 December 1969, the first time I stayed up to see in the New Year.


My favourite Dylan tracks are generally ones performed by others and would probably be topped by Hendrix's version of All Along The Watchtower.
My favourite Stones track is easily Gimme Shelter.

Komakino
15-01-2019, 12:03
Can I point out that London Calling is a famous Clash album and single but I know you had all twigged that one. Maybe lesser known is that Komakino was a track by the band Joy Division and I can't tell you anything more about it.


Thanks for those. Could hardly have missed the first but was unaware of the second.

You are correct, Aqua my friend. I'm pretty sure I read in a Joy Division book that the title of the song was taken from a cinema the band either heard of, or visited in Poland (Koma Kino = Koma Cinema).

Music in pubs certainly seems to be more eclectic these days. I remember visiting this pub (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/2251/) local to me which had recently re-opened after a period of refurbishment and hearing NWA's "Straight Outta Compton" - the opening track from the album of the same name. As Track 2 began to play, the music was swiftly skipped to something a little more appropriate (check the album tracklisting to see my point).

Aqualung
15-01-2019, 22:02
You are correct, Aqua my friend. I'm pretty sure I read in a Joy Division book that the title of the song was taken from a cinema the band either heard of, or visited in Poland (Koma Kino = Koma Cinema).

Music in pubs certainly seems to be more eclectic these days. I remember visiting this pub (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/2251/) local to me which had recently re-opened after a period of refurbishment and hearing NWA's "Straight Outta Compton" - the opening track from the album of the same name. As Track 2 began to play, the music was swiftly skipped to something a little more appropriate (check the album tracklisting to see my point).


I'd rather hear music selected by the punters (unless they are doing it to deliberately annoy others) rather than have to endure a load of football crap that a minority in the pubs is actually watching and the few that are watching walk out as soon as the match is over.

I'm not very familiar with Joy Division and New Order apart from the controversy about their band names and the expert's opinion about Blue Monday being a classic. On a more positive note I really like the later True Faith which regularly gets aired on Rock Radio.

ETA
15-01-2019, 22:38
Can I point out that London Calling is a famous Clash album !

I've just been reminded that in a fit of geekiness arising from a beer-induced challenge I managed to work all the canonical Jethro Tull album titles into reviews on here in order during March and April 2017. 'A' and 'This Was' were easy but some of the others needed a bit of word-smithing. Not as magnificent as the Quinno challenge, but ti kept me amused for a while.

sheffield hatter
15-01-2019, 22:52
... in a fit of geekiness arising from a beer-induced challenge I managed to work all the canonical Jethro Tull album titles into reviews...

I think we should be told which beer it was that induced this geeky fit, so that we can seek it out or avoid it (according to need).

Mobyduck
16-01-2019, 05:41
I think we should be told which beer it was that induced this geeky fit, so that we can seek it out or avoid it (according to need).

Probably Triple fff Comfortably Numb, oh no. that was Pink Floyd.

ETA
16-01-2019, 06:39
I think we should be told which beer it was that induced this geeky fit, so that we can seek it out or avoid it (according to need).

Probably fff's Dazed and Confused, which is my normal state of being these days.

Pubsignman
16-01-2019, 09:32
I think we should be told which beer it was that induced this geeky fit, so that we can seek it out or avoid it (according to need).

I'm going to guess it was this... https://www.electrocutas.co.uk/coll/horsesbeer2.jpg

Aqualung
09-02-2019, 23:57
Is anyone else old enough to remember Buffalo Springfield? I was in a NW pub this week and a very mixed soundtrack included "For What It's Worth" which I think was their only single release. The band line up included Steve Stills who wrote the single and went on to further fame with Crosby, Stills & Nash and Crosby, Stills Nash & Young. Probably the most famous one was Neil Young who had lengthy sole success as well as more electric stuff with Neil Young & Crazy Horse. He also joined forces with CSN to form CSNY.
Now here's my Pop Quiz question. Which famous British pop band did Graham Nash leave to team up with Steve Stills and David Crosby.
There's a special place in Hell reserved for anyone suspected of using a search engine to find the answer.
Another great track from that era is "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane but that's another story.

Mobyduck
10-02-2019, 08:46
Is anyone else old enough to remember Buffalo Springfield? I was in a NW pub this week and a very mixed soundtrack included "For What It's Worth" which I think was their only single release. The band line up included Steve Stills who wrote the single and went on to further fame with Crosby, Stills & Nash and Crosby, Stills Nash & Young. Probably the most famous one was Neil Young who had lengthy sole success as well as more electric stuff with Neil Young & Crazy Horse. He also joined forces with CSN to form CSNY.
Now here's my Pop Quiz question. Which famous British pop band did Graham Nash leave to team up with Steve Stills and David Crosby.
There's a special place in Hell reserved for anyone suspected of using a search engine to find the answer.
Another great track from that era is "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane but that's another story.

The Hollies, no search engine required.
To me Neil Young is god like and still going strong.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrFvZYTPQaw

Brainypool
10-02-2019, 08:47
Now here's my Pop Quiz question. Which famous British pop band did Graham Nash leave to team up with Steve Stills and David Crosby.
There's a special place in Hell reserved for anyone suspected of using a search engine to find the answer.


The Hollies of course ! Who became a very different band after without Nash’s overpowering harmonies but had loads more hits. Some good, some dross.
Strangely CSN on the other hand only managed one minor hit in the UK, Marrakesh Express. Can’t say i’m a fan but I did hear Our House in a pub the other week which is a pleasant ditty.

Komakino
10-02-2019, 08:51
Is anyone else old enough to remember Buffalo Springfield? I was in a NW pub this week and a very mixed soundtrack included "For What It's Worth" which I think was their only single release. The band line up included Steve Stills who wrote the single and went on to further fame with Crosby, Stills & Nash and Crosby, Stills Nash & Young. Probably the most famous one was Neil Young who had lengthy sole success as well as more electric stuff with Neil Young & Crazy Horse. He also joined forces with CSN to form CSNY.
Now here's my Pop Quiz question. Which famous British pop band did Graham Nash leave to team up with Steve Stills and David Crosby.
There's a special place in Hell reserved for anyone suspected of using a search engine to find the answer.
Another great track from that era is "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane but that's another story.

Despite being born after the 60s, I also knew this was The Hollies (without having to search!). I seem to recall "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" being re-released in the late 80s and making the Top 10, probably due to it being featured in a film at the time. I think The Righteous Brothers had a similar career renaissance around this time due to their version of "Unchained Melody" being re-released after being used in the pottery scene in the film Ghost.

In the early 90s, a cover version of "For What It's Worth" by a band called Oui 3 grazed the Top 40. After hearing it, my Dad introduced me to the original, which I much preferred.

Aqualung
10-02-2019, 10:13
Of course the Hollies is the right answer and I'm surprised so many people knew it!
Re CSN singles, it was a time when putting out singles was regarded as an uncool thing to do, probably influenced by Led Zeppelin who famously refused to release UK singles until Whole Lotta Love made it to a single in 1997. The track was on Led Zeppelin II which came out in 1969.

london calling
10-02-2019, 20:21
Is anyone else old enough to remember Buffalo Springfield? I was in a NW pub this week and a very mixed soundtrack included "For What It's Worth" which I think was their only single release. The band line up included Steve Stills who wrote the single and went on to further fame with Crosby, Stills & Nash and Crosby, Stills Nash & Young. Probably the most famous one was Neil Young who had lengthy sole success as well as more electric stuff with Neil Young & Crazy Horse. He also joined forces with CSN to form CSNY.
Now here's my Pop Quiz question. Which famous British pop band did Graham Nash leave to team up with Steve Stills and David Crosby.
There's a special place in Hell reserved for anyone suspected of using a search engine to find the answer.
Another great track from that era is "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane but that's another story.
I remember all those bands but with varying degrees of love.I have an Alexa connected to Amazon and was thinking about old records I wanted to play today so you have reminded me of the great Neil Young.Have to search if its on there .Listened to Dark Side of the Moon today.Coolio

Aqualung
10-02-2019, 21:13
I remember all those bands but with varying degrees of love.I have an Alexa connected to Amazon and was thinking about old records I wanted to play today so you have reminded me of the great Neil Young.Have to search if its on there .Listened to Dark Side of the Moon today.Coolio

I like Young's After The Goldrush, I prefer Wish You Were Here to Dark Side mainly because of an overkill reaction when it got played everywhere.

london calling
11-02-2019, 19:38
I like Young's After The Goldrush, I prefer Wish You Were Here to Dark Side mainly because of an overkill reaction when it got played everywhere.
Bought DSOM album first week it was released and also had all previous Pink Floyd albums. First Saturday after me and my mates dropped some acid(blue microdot probably) put on the vinyl and joined them on the Dark Side of the Moon
After the Goldrush is now playing.

ROBCamra
12-02-2019, 15:12
The Hollies, no search engine required.

What! Not even Just One Look? :p

Mobyduck
12-02-2019, 19:40
What! Not even Just One Look? :p

:D ,not even that.

ROBCamra
15-02-2019, 10:17
Looks like no-one knows enough Hollies songs to start a punfest. :(

Shame, I hoped it would Carrie-Anne for a while. :evilgrin:

Brainypool
15-02-2019, 11:14
Stop Stop Stop (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to2cze58R5E) all the puns or I'll have to leave!

ROBCamra
15-02-2019, 15:39
Stop Stop Stop (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to2cze58R5E)


OK, Yes I Will, ooops Here I Go Again.:o

Tris39
15-02-2019, 18:09
Can I point out that London Calling is a famous Clash album and single but I know you had all twigged that one. Maybe lesser known is that Komakino was a track by the band Joy Division and I can't tell you anything more about it.


...and the musician Richard Melville Hall 'Moby' takes his nickname on account of being descended from Herman Melville, author of Moby Di[u]ck.



Another great track from that era is "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane but that's another story.

Yup. A great song.

[QUOTE=sheffield hatter;98044]
I've mostly walked out of pubs where someone plays that song on the juke box - life is just too short, isn't it? Moody Blues come a close second to Frank Sinatra (https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/33822/) for "must avoid" as far as I'm concerned. "I managed to negotiate a temporary cessation in the assault on my ears by Frank Sinatra - apparently the juke box had been set to "easy listening" by head office diktat. I pointed out that to some of us there's nothing easy about listening to Old Blue Eyes - a few people have trouble eating Marmite, too"QUOTE]

My Way is my excuse to hit the highway.

Mobyduck
15-02-2019, 18:21
Stop Stop Stop (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to2cze58R5E) all the puns or I'll have to leave!
I would stop Stop Stop if I could but Its like being On A Carousel, I Can't Let Go.