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Post by supermo on Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:05 am

A belated tribute to Gerry Rafferty, one of the best songwriters to come out of Scotland.

What a terrible waste.....I love the sax on this baby:


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Post by supermo on Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:08 am

I was introduced to Gerry Rafferty's music way back in the early 70s by a guy at school who claimed to know the Rafferty family. It's funny how a death reminds you of the strangest things. Here's to you, Vinnie McCormack, wherever you may be these days....


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Post by supermo on Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:12 am

And finally...for the moment...here's one damn fine thing song rejuvenated by Tarantino but rooted in its own excellence. Er, if you see what I mean.

Why do we only remember some fine talents when they've gone?


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Re: Gerald Rafferty, late of Ferguslie Park, RIP

Post by supermo on Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:14 am



"Ah, tell me..."

Yeh, tell me!

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Post by Immo on Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:08 pm

supermo wrote:

"Ah, tell me..."

Yeh, tell me!

Cracker of a track - always criminally overlooked in favour of the inferior (IMO likes) "Stuck ITM"

Was always partial to this one - although of course, due to my impeccable punk-rock credentials at the time, I could never admit to it. Very Happy


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Re: Gerald Rafferty, late of Ferguslie Park, RIP

Post by Immo on Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:16 pm

Snake used to be a huge fanny fan of ole GR. Smile

His appreciation of same rubbed off on Toots who numbers this track amongst her faves.

A rare outbreak of good taste on her part. Shocked Laughing


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Post by supermo on Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:42 pm

A rare outbreak for all the plisskens, I expect. Always assumed Snake's 70s' repertoire would include Deep Purple and a few singles by Mungo Jerry, Edison Lighthouse and (for the last dance), Sylvia's Mother.

And, inevitably, this:


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Post by Immo on Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:36 am

Actually, Plisskers had wunna the coolest record collections I'd seen at the time. Shocked

All the Roxy/B. Ferry albums, loadsa Dave Edmunds, lots of good Rod/Faces stuff on tape...

The two jewels in the crown howevah were Nick Lowe's 'Jesus of Cool' and Robert Gordon's 'The Fool' on vinyl. Champion

I bleev I covertly (& drunkenly) liberated em from his collection one night in the 80s drunken Laughing

Wish I knew where they were now. scratch Suspect

PS

I like almost ALL of the artistes/songs you disparagingly mentioned in your previous post Laughing

AWRIGHT?!!! Twisted Evil






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Post by Gladstone on Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:47 am

Ran out of Gerry Rafferty songs awful quick!

But Ray Dorset was a similar talent. pig

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Post by supermo on Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:55 am

Au contraire, Mr Immo, I was not being disparaging*. I owned Sylvia's Mother (but not in the Bib sense). Snake's collection sounds intriguing - when did it all go downhill? Very Happy

* Apart from the Deep Purple line, obviously. Hated them. Evil or Very Mad

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Post by supermo on Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:56 am

Gladstone wrote:Ran out of Gerry Rafferty songs awful quick!

B

There's lots more Gerry Raff, but sadly not too many on YouToob, G.

I was searching for a video to go with "Good Businessman", forex, but nae luck so far Mad

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Post by supermo on Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:26 am

Here's some more......

Hey btw Immo, I love that descending chord sequence thing Rafferty used on so many songs......great scene setting stuff. What is that type of sequence called again?


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Post by Gladstone on Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:28 am

supermo wrote:
I love that descending chord sequence thing

What is that type of sequence called again?


For Immo, that's called taking his best pair of trousers down. Very Happy
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Re: Gerald Rafferty, late of Ferguslie Park, RIP

Post by Immo on Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:28 am

Descending Rolling Eyes

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Post by supermo on Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:29 am

There's more popping up on YouTube searches today. Proably because there's been a rush of interested prompted by his death. Sad but true...

Here's a track I've always liked. There's a touch of Knopfler to the arrangement but it shines:


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Post by supermo on Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:30 am

Immo wrote:Descending Rolling Eyes

Laughing

Aye alright I was merely doffing my cap to your musical talents, cunto Very Happy

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Post by supermo on Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:33 am

Here's another fine example of the DESCENDING sequence btw:


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Post by supermo on Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:35 am

This is good. That guy hodgepig seems to be a real fan, he's upping more stuff this week:


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Re: Gerald Rafferty, late of Ferguslie Park, RIP

Post by Immo on Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:40 am

supermo wrote:
Immo wrote:Descending Rolling Eyes

Laughing

Aye alright I was merely doffing my cap to your musical talents, cunto Very Happy

Laughing Laughing

Can't bleev you missed the opportunity to call me a (con)descending cunt. Very Happy

Nice trax btw Champion

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Post by supermo on Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:44 am

Immo wrote:
supermo wrote:
Immo wrote:Descending Rolling Eyes

Laughing

Aye alright I was merely doffing my cap to your musical talents, cunto Very Happy

Laughing Laughing

Can't bleev you missed the opportunity to call me a (con)descending cunt. Very Happy

Nice trax btw Champion

Well I thought we'd all be nice to each other till Licker gets back flower Arf

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Post by mita on Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:13 am

Immo wrote:Snake used to be a huge fanny fan of ole GR. Smile

His appreciation of same rubbed off on Toots who numbers this track amongst her faves.

A rare outbreak of good taste on her part. Shocked Laughing


That's a partickler fave of mine too. The whole Wing And A Prayer album is the best collection of 'pining for lost love' songs ever recorded ..........IMO.

Baker Street is one of those songs that instantly transports me back to a specific time and place ...... the first time I visited my mate's big bro at his new Glasgow Uni flat in Corunna St and his flatmate, who had just bought the album, played it for hours! Rock Out
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Re: Gerald Rafferty, late of Ferguslie Park, RIP

Post by Immo on Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:27 am

There's summat about Baker St. I reckon Mits.

Something about the way the melody/chords/arrangement gel makes it instantly evocative to anyone in posession of a stoutly beating heart and a functioning soul. In Love

You got a good (h)ear(t) man Very Happy

Bet ye Bewlay thinks it's just "Awright Rolling Eyes " Very Happy

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Re: Gerald Rafferty, late of Ferguslie Park, RIP

Post by SnakePlissken on Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:54 am

city to city was my favourite.....im gonna find it and play it to death....or till im told to turn it off
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Re: Gerald Rafferty, late of Ferguslie Park, RIP

Post by Immo on Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:48 am

Fill yer boots mucker Very Happy


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Re: Gerald Rafferty, late of Ferguslie Park, RIP

Post by supermo on Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:35 am

Here's one 'specially for Crown Liquor....


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