Morris Minor Music

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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby SteveClem » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:00 pm

Piano stuff eh? Good job Liberace never knew about Minors, unless anyone knows differently?

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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby palacebear » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:17 am

Paint job on a Minor Million may have suited him... but not enough room inside for the candelabras! :P
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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby SteveClem » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:36 pm

Now,a 'million ' with candelabras on the outside...love to see one of them!

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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby IaininTenbury » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:25 pm

At the moment, my everyday Minor van has no headlining, carpet, or even baffles in the exhaust so way too noisy to think about having a radio in it, or even to think at all come to that! Prior to that, had radios, cd players etc in most of my Minors and tended to lean towards '80s rock ballads etc verging towards heavy rock when the mood takes, but must be mellowing these days as can be quite happy with 'folk rock', trad jazz and classical etc. Wide tastes or what! The modern(ish) Audi I had tended to be tuned into Classic FM as it suited the car and the refined driving experience. its Rover 25 replacement less so, but still calming on the daily commute....
Just been to see Fairport Convention on their 50th anniversary tour, so that CD seems to be a current fixture!
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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby firedrake1942 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:23 am

Al Stewart's early stuff - Bedsitter Images etc goes really well when driving a Minor. As my cynical kids observe, his rather nasal singing has a similar whine to the gearbox !

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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby SteveClem » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:16 pm

Fairport and Al Stewart! Great taste. Have a listen to the latest Steeleye Span.... 'Dodgy Bastards'. They even do some rapping in a British regional accent.
Also recommend Harvey Andrews, a little known genius and a kind human being.

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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby firedrake1942 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:25 pm

I was playing Al in the modern car today. Such inventive intelligent lyrics. Saw him in York this year (He's over 70) with the diminutive but hugely talented guitarist Dave Nachmanoff, who, for me, is the only one who comes close to Al Stewart's historical folk rock.

That said, the year after I bought my Minor and the last year at school, was when Supertramp's 'Breakfast In America' came out. I wore out that cassette tape and one of ELO's 'Out of the Blue' in the summer of 1979 driving Morris round the country lanes of Buckinghamshire...halcyon days!

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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby TDV102 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:35 pm

For the last 45 years my most played has always been Hawkwind's Space Ritual. Guess I'm still an old hippy.
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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby Blaketon » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:12 pm

Mine doesn't have a "Radio", though I will probably fit one. I still have the radio cassette, that was in my Scirocco Storm. It's one that you can remove easily when you leave the car. I've only ever bought two car radios; the Sharp one, with a removable front panel (In the Midget) and one of the Retro style MP3/radio things, that Moss sell (In the V8 - very compact). I have all sorts of music, from Bach to the Rolling Stones. I suppose my taste in cars is mirrored in my musical taste, so fizzles out at the end of the 1970s.

The cat, who has adopted us (Lives at my parents' house but I work in the shop at the front of their place), seems to like classical music (A vet tells us this is normal and that they play Classic FM in the room where they keep animals, who have to stay at the practice) and has consistently walked out when Black Sabbath is played (They came on the TV news and he walked out and then I showed my mother Black Sabbath on Youtube, as she had never seen them and if I hadn't clicked the X, he was about to walk out again). If you play a bit of Mozart for example, he will often roll over and really chill out. He has his cat box on my desk in the shop and he seems to know that music comes out of the computer. He will often get up on the desk and push his nose towards the monitor. If you then put on some music he will curl up in his box and go to sleep. If I have to go the workshop, I will often leave him with some music playing and he seems OK with that.

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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby firedrake1942 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:14 am

A Cool Cat (Not in the Jazz sense)

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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby SteveClem » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:13 pm

[quote="firedrake1942"]I was playing Al in the modern car today. Such inventive intelligent lyrics. Saw him in York this year (He's over 70) with the diminutive but hugely talented guitarist Dave Nachmanoff, who, for me, is the only one who comes close to Al Stewart's historical folk.

Yes, saw them together in Nottingham a couple of years back. They were great. Have you seen the video of his 'Elvis' song? Very clever.

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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby SteveClem » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:12 pm

Came across an old LP called 'Morris On'. Worth a listen :-?

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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby firedrake1942 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:33 pm

If it's this one, I have to watch some paint dry this weekend!
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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby SteveClem » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:30 am

That's it! Thought it was quite fun. :D

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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby firedrake1942 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:12 am

Hmmm apart from the fact that the guy on the left looks like Al Stewart circa 1978, they resemble the Bonzo Dog Doodah Band!

It gets worse, there is more than one album

The "Morris On" series includes the following albums : Morris On (1972), Son Of Morris On (1976), Grandson Of Morris On (2002), Great Grandson Of Morris On (2004), Morris On The Road (2005)

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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby Jackoblara » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:24 am

sid wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:11 pm
got a non-working cd player in my Herald at the moment,but no radio.used to be into metal,punk,prog rock..favourite music at the mo is techno dance stuff..scooter and the like go..much to the bewilderment of practically everyone who knows me! :lol:
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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby Myrtles Man » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:23 am

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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby TDV102 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:05 am

Nearest to modern for me is Ozric Tentacles. Live at the Sunrise Festival and Erpland are superb.
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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby Myrtles Man » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:01 pm

? still, I'm afraid. (A quote from a moribund thread from two and a half years ago was resurrected with no comment other than an 'LOL' and smiley face by a new contributor.) Is it just me who is finding the world to be an increasingly bewildering place to hang out? :(

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Re: Morris Minor Music

Postby Owlsman » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:24 pm

You're not on your own MM. Me too!

As my old dad used to say when he was well in his nineties '' The older I get, the less I understand'' That's increasingly how I feel these days...…..and don't get me going on MPs and Brexit!!!


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