a blog of blether & grooves 2006-13
Oh that's delish - I'm politely soothed at the mo' and that's just the ticket - you should do the Kings Rd run and get yourself to Old Church St and the site of Sound Techniques were this album was recorded, most of Nick Drake's, the John Martyn classics and Syd period Floyd
Magic in those walls. It's beyond delish ain't it though.
I've a 2 gig iPod nano; it's my mp3 player of choice. I cannot keep stuff on there, I have to keep reloading it depending on my listening. Last week - until Saturday morning funnily enough - all that was on it was the Fairports. So this song, Who Knows Where The Time Goes, Tam Lin and Matty Groves were getting some serious rotation. I was going to post something by them myself this week. Won't bother now...sulk....lol
This album (What We Did On Our Holidays) isn't name-dropped as often as Unhalfbricking, but I think it's terrific. I love this stuff from the time when they were being described as 'the English Jefferson Airplane'...
I agree that 'What we did ...' is their finest. First heard it when I was 15 and it immediately made an impression. The cover of Joni Mitchell's 'Eastern Rain' and Richard Thompson's 'Book Song' are both fantastic. The whole album was done with a confidence and swagger that was infectious, but tied in is this pathos that runs right the way through. Essential listening.
The Joni song's sublime.