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    Les Paul Forum Member LeonC's Avatar
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    Do you remember when...

    ...entertainment consisted of sitting around with your friends and just listening to records???

    Damn...that was a looooooong time ago.
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    Re: Do you remember when...

    Quote Originally Posted by LeonC View Post
    ...entertainment consisted of sitting around with your friends and just listening to records???

    Damn...that was a looooooong time ago.
    I went to lots of concerts with friends in high school and college, but at the time, I tended to think of actual record listening as a somewhat personal thing, usually at night while reading (often books or articles about the bands I was listening to), and driving to school. But you're right -- that was a long time ago. Which is why this thread makes me feel like Grandpa Simpson, back in the day:


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    Oh yeah ..I remember that very well ..the album jackets were part of the fun as well the newest Circus Magazine

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    Re: Do you remember when...

    I always preferred Creem magazine...

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    Re: Do you remember when...

    Quote Originally Posted by LeonC View Post
    ...entertainment consisted of sitting around with your friends and just listening to records???

    Damn...that was a looooooong time ago.
    Some friends of mine and I get together a few times a year and do this. It's great!

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    Re: Do you remember when...

    I just waited 'til Mom and Dad were gone and opened the winders and cranked Dad's stereo all the way!

    Then the whole neighborhood could enjoy!


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    Re: Do you remember when...

    ...and the 10 cigs..don't forget the cigs.

    I haven't smoked for a few years now, but still can't listen to Zeppelin without wanting one...
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    Re: Do you remember when...

    garywright - yeah man...album covers!!! I loved reading album covers. I wanted to know who the producer was, who engineered this track or that, who got writing credits, background vocals...who did the cover art, etc. etc. I read so many covers so many times, I wound up memorizing a lot of that. Remember Gail Collins not only did the first few album covers for Mountain, but she co-wrote Strange Brew with Felix Papalardi (who produced some of Cream's greatest) and Clapton (...and was married to Pappalardi and wound up murdering Felix years later ).

    Yes indeed. Music sure was a wonderland back then. I could spend hours and hours just listening and reading the jackets.

    I hope kids still feel that way about it...but I kinda doubt it.
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    Re: Do you remember when...

    Quote Originally Posted by LeonC View Post
    garywright - yeah man...album covers!!! I loved reading album covers. I wanted to know who the producer was, who engineered this track or that, who got writing credits, background vocals...who did the cover art, etc. etc. I read so many covers so many times, I wound up memorizing a lot of that. Remember Gail Collins not only did the first few album covers for Mountain, but she co-wrote Strange Brew with Felix Papalardi (who produced some of Cream's greatest) and Clapton (...and was married to Pappalardi and wound up murdering Felix years later ).

    Yes indeed. Music sure was a wonderland back then. I could spend hours and hours just listening and reading the jackets.

    I hope kids still feel that way about it...but I kinda doubt it.
    I know there are still obsessives like we were, but less and less of them. It's been strange watching music "shrink" beginning in the mid-1980s. Having had plenty of scratchy and skipping records and muddy cassettes, I loved the clarity of CDs (even with the bad mastering of many early CDs), but watching 12" album covers shrink to 5" five inches wide and the liner notes become microscopic was certainly disheartening. I love the portability of MP3s and having my entire record collection in the cloud, but kids today consume individual songs, killing the concept album. And the economics of recording industry means that bands record much less and tour off of albums recorded 30, 40, or 50 so years ago. Which brings me back to Grandpa Simpson's curmudgeonly warning above.

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    Re: Do you remember when...

    Quote Originally Posted by reswot View Post
    I always preferred Creem magazine...
    No question. Best rock rag ever. I consumed album covers too.

    do you remember when we toked down?

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    Re: Do you remember when...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff Gress View Post
    No question. Best rock rag ever. I consumed album covers too.

    do you remember when we toked down?
    Hell yes. Sit around with friends in the room and pass the pipe or joint around and just groove on the latest Jimi or Cream or Zepp or whatever was on the turntable. Invariably, this ended when everyone was ready to raid the fridge and pantry, lol!
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    Heck, I'm so old, I remember when adult film actresses had pubic hair.............

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    Re: Do you remember when...

    Yeah I remember...but it wasn't cigs we were smoking....

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    Re: Do you remember when...

    Yes, its best with bigger groups (from college), with some girls too, ideally at weekend in some weekendhouse outside of the city. Many bottles of wine etc..., great memories
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    Re: Do you remember when...

    Yep, me best high school mate and I used to spend hours playing DJ for each other and spinning the albums and album jacket credits were a big part of it as well as criticism of recording, mixes, and mastering. I guess there's no real question why I ended up a recording engineer/producer, eh?

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    Sadly, most of my music consumption nowadays is in the vehicle, while traveling to work or otherwise.
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    It looks a lot like the one used by Jimmy Page..." Paul McCartney

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    Re: Do you remember when...

    I was sure the thread was going to be about...........

    https://youtu.be/XTGRGr2QXeM
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    Re: Do you remember when...

    I was sure this thread was going to be about ...

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DWZkFYoBNIo

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    Re: Do you remember when...

    Quote Originally Posted by F-Hole View Post
    I was sure the thread was going to be about...........

    https://youtu.be/XTGRGr2QXeM
    Good ol' Larry Carlton. As easy listening as this stuff might seem, some of it is really, really good.

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    Re: Do you remember when...

    Quote Originally Posted by TomGuitar View Post
    I was sure this thread was going to be about ...

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DWZkFYoBNIo
    Ok, that tune is hip!

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    Re: Do you remember when...

    I remember going over to my friend Jimmy's house and hearing AC/DC's Back in Black for the first time along with Judas Priest, Scorpions and OZZY. This was in 1981.

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    Re: Do you remember when...

    When I was a freshman and sophomore in college, we had a GREAT "album oriented rock" station nearby, and you get up and go to practically any other room in our dorm and not miss a single song on the playlist. EVERYBODY had it on.

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    Re: Do you remember when...

    We loved it back then. Get a 4 finger bag o weed for 15.00 and smoke it until it was gone. Waiting for the next Zep, Tull, Sabbath, ELP, Santana, Who or any number of other new albums to drop. Get a buyer for some Matuse, Southern Comfort, Slow Gin or the like and head as a group to the basement

    Then the Black Lights, Black Light posters and strobe lights on the personal side to dress out your basement or bedroom!!! and a garage band in the neighborhood.


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    Re: Do you remember when...

    Quote Originally Posted by The Who Smash View Post
    We loved it back then. Get a 4 finger bag o weed for 15.00 and smoke it until it was gone. Waiting for the next Zep, Tull, Sabbath, ELP, Santana, Who or any number of other new albums to drop. Get a buyer for some Matuse, Southern Comfort, Slow Gin or the like and head as a group to the basement

    Then the Black Lights, Black Light posters and strobe lights on the personal side to dress out your basement or bedroom!!! and a garage band in the neighborhood.


    https://www.tokomodena.com/att-3534/...-room-decor-1/


    Good Times Bad Times https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsZG...qVBQY0IN6n1wH_
    Indeed. Man, I remember a LOT of after school "parties" where all we did was get blasted and listen to LZ, Electric Ladyland, Alone Together, James Gang Rides Again, Stand Up, Live at Leeds...a few other classics.
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