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#3550 - Mon, 14 Feb 2005 04:19:00 To enter the John's world........
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...what album of his you would recommend considering that I prefer thick synth rythm of Quartet and Lament to all other Uvox records ???

Although a more-than-20-year-old Midge's Uvox fan, I NEVER heard any of John's solo works......... eek

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#3551 - Mon, 14 Feb 2005 05:09:00 Re: To enter the John's world........
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Interesting question. I'd say The Golden Section. Tracks like Ghosts on Water, Twilight's Last Dreaming and A Woman on a Stairway have a majestic quality and full production sound that probably comes closest to what you're after.

In general, I'd say that John's 1980's solo albums get progressively more poppy. Metamatic is quite raw, The Garden harks back to Systems of Romance, TGS was clearly influenced by the Beatles, and In Mysterious Ways is pretty wet, if I may say so without being lynched! John had prepared tracks for a much harder record, but for some reason he ditched that project and only one track from it made it onto IMW.

As you probably know, the newer JF stuff is either ambient or "Metamatic-with-a-beat". A

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#3552 - Mon, 14 Feb 2005 08:00:00 Re: To enter the John's world........
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Hey Dadge ,

were you born in Brum?
I saw the light of day in Small Heath , went to school at Bordesly Green and the moved to Tile Cross ...Byng Kenrick Central.
Parents still live in Tile Cross.

:p

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#3553 - Mon, 14 Feb 2005 20:10:00 Re: To enter the John's world........
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Quote:
Originally posted by apieceoffurniture:
Hey Dadge ,

were you born in Brum?
I saw the light of day in Small Heath , went to school at Bordesly Green and the moved to Tile Cross ...Byng Kenrick Central.
Parents still live in Tile Cross.

:p
No, I'm from Congleton, Cheshire. Been here in Brum since 1986. I know Small Heath - I've taught at a school called Waverley. It's very much an Asian community nowadays, of course. Whatcha up to in the USA? A

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#3554 - Tue, 15 Feb 2005 07:13:00 Re: To enter the John's world........
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Worked as an Engineer in the car industry until Maggie Thatcher drove us on our bikes to other countries . Dont know why but in my line of business the Brits are the best . There is rarely a car in the world coming off the production line without a hand of a Brit in it.

Anyway after working in several other countries am now designing Trucks in north Carolina USA.
Its not a bad place to be .
Cheers ...

Up the Blues ! excited

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#3555 - Tue, 15 Feb 2005 07:33:00 Re: To enter the John's world........
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There is rarely a car in the world coming off the production line without a hand of a Brit in it.
Didn't think the unions were that strict, at least the Mafia only bury people in foundations or at the bottom of a river... wink

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#3556 - Tue, 15 Feb 2005 08:40:00 Re: To enter the John's world........
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Still at Volvo then M ?
I'm still at Auchwitz !!! frown

For the time being that is laugh

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#3557 - Tue, 15 Feb 2005 22:00:00 Re: To enter the John's world........
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Quote:
Originally posted by apieceoffurniture:

Anyway after working in several other countries am now designing Trucks in north Carolina USA.
Its not a bad place to be .
Its a very nice, laid back place to be - although it has expanded over the last ten years somewhat....I've been a frequent visitor to Raleigh and RTP over the past 10 years (even stayed in Raleigh for 5 months in 2002). <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" />

Pity they closed MARRS Music a couple of years ago, though.... frown

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#3558 - Wed, 16 Feb 2005 03:14:00 Re: To enter the John's world........
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Furniture,

I'm still living in Brum. Not too far from where you were.
I grew up in Sheldon, went to Blakenhale School (where Bob and Dave Latchford attended) and later Cockshut Hill. Now living in Yardley......That's where our similarity ends as I support Aston Villa!........All the best Richard

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#3559 - Thu, 17 Mar 2005 12:06:00 Re: To enter the John's world........
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lmao
By the way I lived in Tile Cross from 12 to 19 (1979). Went to Garrets Green Tech . Used to frequent the Bell , Malthouse and Mackadown etc . Used to date a girl that lived by the college . How old are you ? Maybe we frequented the same pub once .... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" />

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