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Musical Losses…

Musical Losses…

Sticking with my current musical theme, but with with a much more sombre twist, the last couple of weeks have seen the loss of three musical greats of our time. Even though their particular types of music and styles were vastly different, each of them was supremely...

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A trip to the beach…

A trip to the beach…

Today's magic intros are a bit of a cheat. Two of them are very short and the third song doesn't really have any kind of intro at all. However, all three of them are so distinctive and immediately recognisable that I think they still count. Particularly since they are...

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All about the bass…

All about the bass…

Today's magic intro songs get the ball rolling with some distinctive bass guitar work - the first two using descending runs on the bass to kick things off, while the third has one of the greatest bass riffs in the business. It's back to the seventies we go......

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More magic…

More magic…

Continuing on the magic intro theme, today we're thinking about those songs that announce their arrival with an electrifying blast on the electric guitar. Of course, there are countless candidates in this category and I could probably come up with a dozen or more...

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The magic intro…

The magic intro…

You know, I'm enjoying this little spell of musical stuff here. So much so that I'm going to keep on doing it. Today, it's all about the Magic Intro. "Adrian", I hear you ask, "what's the magic intro?" Sorry, what? You didn't ask that? Oh well, I'm going to tell you...

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Industrial Metal…

Industrial Metal…

Well, having admitted to my occasional fondness for country music, I feel I had better return to one of my other musical favourites. This one is probably more in keeping with my appearance and everyone's general perception of the kind of thing you might expect to find...

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Guilty Pleasures…

Guilty Pleasures…

Continuing the musical theme which has taken hold around here, there is one genre of popular music that I didn't mention in my post the other day. It has many fans all over the world, but is a uniquely US phenomenon. I am, of course, referring to the occasionally...

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Can I see a Show of Hands?

Can I see a Show of Hands?

As many of you who know me are probably aware, my musical tastes are pretty wide-ranging and can be a bit eclectic. Alongside heavy rock/heavy metal, electronica, a bit of rap/hip-hop and a love of classical pieces, I'm also rather fond of the British folk scene. Or,...

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Reach out…

Reach out…

Some songs only really work when performed by their original artists or in some particular version that becomes the classic one that everyone loves and remembers. Others, however, can take on new leases of life when re-arranged or performed by someone else. For me,...

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Well, at least I’ll be in good company…

Well, at least I’ll be in good company…

Here's one that did the rounds on Facebook and other social media a while ago. Some of you will have already heard it, some of you may well know of the band already or even be ardent fans. In any case, it's a song that never fails to put a smile on my face and we...

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I’m still here…

I’m still here…

Oh dear. I do seem to have fallen back into my old bad habits don't I? Over two months since I last posted anything on here. And I was doing so well. Or, at least, beginning to do well. OK, OK, so I had good intentions. Really, I did! Honest! Of course, we've all had...

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He’s not the Messiah!

He’s not the Messiah!

But, by God, he was funny. I came to Monty Python relatively late. The original TV series were first shown when I was still pretty young, so I only really became aware of it thanks to later repeats. However, once I knew about it, I loved it. Still do. So today is a...

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