Macrocosm  

KC_JJ 53M
5219 posts
5/26/2006 6:28 am

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Macrocosm

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Macrocosm

One of the few songs I can honestly say that I feel exemplifies me as an individual.

I was already on the verge of making this post but curious082385's post Your Song is what really pushed me over the edge.

It's got no lyrics and is by the British band from the mid to later 70's known as Brand X from their second album release titled Morrocon Roll.

The short little guy in the center of the band lineup in the bottom half of the pictures given is their drummer who some might know as Phil Collins back when he actually had hair. He's also at the bottom center in the individual pictures. He did a little singing on this album but sang only melodic figures but no lyrics whatsoever. This was before he cheesed out with Genesis and turned them from one of the all time premiere progressive rock acts that ever existed into a big pop hitmaking machine.

Brand X was sort of a hard core jazz/rock fusion project he joined just before the "heavy cheese" era of Genesis began to really take form.

Brand X royally rocks and in my book has had no equal musicianshipwise even since that era in this particualr type of music.

The song Macrocosm I see very much like myself. Extremely unique and not much like any others but essentially barely known or spoken about in any way that matters much.

And much like the previously blogged about personal fave titled If You Can't Stand the Heat I'll be thoroughly shocked if anyone at all makes the venture to seek out the song and actually listens to it.


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rm_emmie234 52F
608 posts
5/26/2006 12:16 pm

Cool song, eclectic mix of instruments and rhythms!
I like!
One of my fav artists is Andreas Vollenweider. Beautiful and unusual!
THanks for sharing!
~E~


KC_JJ 53M

5/26/2006 12:52 pm

you totally shocked me again emmie!

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JayandMay 52M/44F
21 posts
5/26/2006 4:38 pm

Remember before Genesis Phil Collins collaborated with Brian Eno on the amazing Before and After Science as well as Another Green World. Two of the most psychedelic and sexy albums of all time. It was these type of recordings that got Phil into such an interesting band such as Genesis. Phil has been heard in many an interview that he decided to make some bucks before he lost his voice. It's really important that artists find an avenue to make their lives a better place. As long as he stopped making movies, all is well, LOL.

Your friendly amateur porn star, MayLingSu.

PS - Jay and I like to record music on our GarageBand Mac software when time permits. Jay plays all the music, I do vocals. We have all our tunes on line just for fun. Check out our band 'Strip Karaoke' - to find us just search on Google and I'm sure you'll find it. We can't wait to one day sell out, but with tunes titled: 'Big Dick' & 'I Like Her Tits' who would advertise using our stuff?! LOL & Kisses, May.


curious082385 31F
4925 posts
5/27/2006 4:15 am

Of course I went to look for it. Awesome rhythms!


KC_JJ 53M

5/28/2006 6:04 am

    Quoting curious082385:
    Of course I went to look for it. Awesome rhythms!
That's a nice surprise to hear. Not that I didn't think you would in particular but it's just that I thought no one would.

In addition to Phil Collins on drums they also had a guy dedicated to Playing odd percussion instrumets.

I guess as a musician you sometimes do what you have to do to survive but that percusionist was actually in the 80's New Wave band called the Thompson Twins. I was shocked when I saw him in one of their videos.

What I really like about Brand X is that they are they are experts at combining layed back mellow sounds with totally scorching kick ass instrumental solos. Or sometimes it will take a form like the guitarist trading solo's with himself first sounding sort of like George Benson (clean jazz) but then his alternate sound he trades with is like an insane sounding Jimi Hendrix Fuzz/feedback tone.

Sorry for the musician shop talk.

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KC_JJ 53M

5/28/2006 6:10 am

    Quoting JayandMay:
    Remember before Genesis Phil Collins collaborated with Brian Eno on the amazing Before and After Science as well as Another Green World. Two of the most psychedelic and sexy albums of all time. It was these type of recordings that got Phil into such an interesting band such as Genesis. Phil has been heard in many an interview that he decided to make some bucks before he lost his voice. It's really important that artists find an avenue to make their lives a better place. As long as he stopped making movies, all is well, LOL.

    Your friendly amateur porn star, MayLingSu.

    PS - Jay and I like to record music on our GarageBand Mac software when time permits. Jay plays all the music, I do vocals. We have all our tunes on line just for fun. Check out our band 'Strip Karaoke' - to find us just search on Google and I'm sure you'll find it. We can't wait to one day sell out, but with tunes titled: 'Big Dick' & 'I Like Her Tits' who would advertise using our stuff?! LOL & Kisses, May.
I saw a whole documentary on Genesis from when they first started as a bunch of teenagers all attending the same boarding school. I think Peter Gabriel and the first crop of boys in the band were like 15 years old when they got their frist record deal. I love all that early obscure stuff with Peter Gabriel. Collins was not a Private school guy but more of a cocky drummer/pianist who was more of a streetwise guy who had had some success as a child theatrical actor. So he was quite comfortable on a stage. He was somewhat of a late addition to the band

I have all the Early Genesis stuff up until Duke. But at that point they had changed too much for my ear.

In one interview in the documentary Collins said they had grown tired of a mostly "intellectual male" audience and he said they only had one female groupie. She followed them everywhere but Collins said she was just into the music and never slept with anyone in the band. Punk rock had hit hard and Genesis' awesome brand of Prog Rock was not so hip anymore so Phil said they the knew they had the songwriting smarts to cash in with stuff that was more pop oriented so collectively they all decided that "girls and money" was their next frontier.

I sort of don't blame them because they deserved the girls and the money but I never bought a thing they recorded after that so they sure didn't get my money. Peter Gabriel had long ago left the band at that point but his song Big Time is totally writtem about Collins and his desire to "make it big". And that he did.

He's still a world class drummer but that skill is much better heard on an early Brand X Album rather than a recent Genesis CD.

Yeah I had a friend in College who had all that early Eno. I think I still have Music for Films somewhere. Percy Jones, the amazing bass player from Brand X plays on few tunes on Music for Films. I also think I have Another Green World.

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rm_SusieQ27 46F
2093 posts
5/28/2006 8:22 am

My goodness KC...you are serious about your music..aren't you?

I will look it up,'cus you've piqued my curiosity now, you see.

Perhaps I can feel it 'coming in the air tonight'.

Anyway, of to see Zappa's boys later thia week and I can hardly wait.

Luv n stuff {=} Susie {=}


rm_cockmerollme 45F
1223 posts
6/3/2006 8:49 pm

Ministry back with more Bushwhacking
By DAVID SCHMEICHEL - Winnipeg Sun


Ministry's Al Jourgensen is a pretty busy guy these days.

Besides touring the world in support of his band's new album -- the ear-crunching Rio Grande Blood, another frontal assault on George Dubya -- he's also doing double-duty with his side-project Revolting Cocks (who also have a new album featuring cameos from Gibby Haynes, Jello Biafra, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen, and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons).

As if that's not enough, the Texas resident just launched his own record label -- 13th Planet -- which he's using to pilot projects with a political bent (among them a new album from Lard, his "other side-project" with Biafra).

Thankfully, the man who put industrial music on the map (OK, Trent Reznor helped, too) found some time in his schedule to gab with the Sun about politics, his plans for the future, his tour stop Monday at The Venue and his penchant for scrapping with security.

LET'S GO METS!!!


rm_cockmerollme 45F
1223 posts
6/3/2006 8:52 pm

And Genesis was cool until Peter left.

LET'S GO METS!!!


Christabel168 44F

6/4/2006 4:33 pm

I saw you on the roulette again my friend, where have you been??

I miss you...


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