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Author Topic: Old School Steampunk?  (Read 1650 times)
A.G.Morgan
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« on: July 17, 2008, 12:00:11 am »

Have you ever heard a song that you haven't heard in so long that you aren't sure you've heard it before?

My dad being a musician, we were exposed to a great variety of music from an early age on. Then last night, I came across a video on Youtube of Jethro Tull. Playing
Velvet Green
. The first thing I noticed was that they looked like Steampunks! The singer's even wearin' a bowler!  Even if the music sounds more Elizabethan than Victorian* it still kicks ass in my humble opinion.

I hadn't heard these guys in at least a decade. It's like finding a something you didn't even know you lost in the couch cushions.


*Is it just me, or do the Brits seem to do better with females at the helm?
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2008, 03:04:26 am »

Check out John Cale - Paris 1919

Have you ever heard a song that you haven't heard in so long that you aren't sure you've heard it before?

My dad being a musician, we were exposed to a great variety of music from an early age on. Then last night, I came across a video on Youtube of Jethro Tull. Playing Velvet Green. The first thing I noticed was that they looked like Steampunks! The singer's even wearin' a bowler!  Even if the music sounds more Elizabethan than Victorian* it still kicks ass in my humble opinion.

I hadn't heard these guys in at least a decade. It's like finding a something you didn't even know you lost in the couch cushions.


*Is it just me, or do the Brits seem to do better with females at the helm?
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A.G.Morgan
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2008, 04:44:47 am »

Seems to me, that Mr. Cale is a very good musician. Thank you for bringing him to my attention.
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2008, 08:00:30 pm »

Sounds pretty steampunky too me, a tad bit older like you said. It sounds good anyhoo.
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2008, 09:08:22 pm »

Surely "Locomotive Breath" deserves a mention.
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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2008, 09:19:41 pm »

*Is it just me, or do the Brits seem to do better with females at the helm?
Many of us do indeed believe that the finest rulers of these sceptred isles have been of the fairer sex.
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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2008, 05:21:16 am »

Does anybody know the album where I can find this fine music?
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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2008, 05:46:49 am »

Does anybody know the album where I can find this fine music?
If you happen to be referring to Velvet Green, it's off Jethro Tull's Songs from the Wood. If you're referring to Locomotive Breath, that's off Aqualung. I am firmly of the opinion that both are fantastic albums.
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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2008, 06:38:43 am »

Coincidence!

I'm currently listening to the Aqualung album.

Ian Anderson's style does seem to be rather steamish/vintage. He's such a great showman.
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« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2008, 01:10:18 pm »

A whole lot of Tull stuff is very steamy, if viewed in the right light.  I saw them in concert (one of five or six occasions) on the Rock Island tour, and the synth was got up as an amazing steampunk contraption - all gears. dials and even a fully-steaming smokestack.  I've been trying to find a picture online, but I've failed, alas...

The album cover, incidentally, looked like this, so draw your own conclusions:

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« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2008, 02:28:53 pm »

Ians work takes much from the middle ages & up with some I couldn't even guess at the time of origin. Been listing to them since the early 70's.
I think Marry needed a shave in that video. Loved the portable pipe organ!
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« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2008, 02:39:43 pm »

And 'A Passion Play' is, to my mind, the definitive prog rock album...
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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2008, 04:10:39 am »

Jethro Tull - Inside


Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Jerusalem


4 Non Blondes - What's Up


And if any anyone has any Goth music not usually considered to be goth, suggestions are always welcome.

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« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2008, 05:17:20 am »

I've tried to order both albums here http://www.vinylkiste.de/Jethro-Tull:::60.html, I want vinyl and it's quite cheap there. Unfortunally currently sold out.  Sad
I know the owner of that shop, I hope I will not have to wait too long.
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« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2008, 10:21:04 am »

If you like Songs from the wood you'll almost certainly like Minstrel In The Gallery and Heavy Horses too.
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