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Woebot
03-08-2010, 07:14 AM
Really feeling Roy Wood's crew right now.

Christgau right about it all being about the "clomp" of the rhythm.

Woebot
03-08-2010, 05:15 PM
wow that's so cool! a thread on roy wood's the move! i have that shazam lp. awesome. dunno about the elo connection.

oh hang on a minute.....this is my thread isnt it! doh, silly me. catchin' air woebot-style.

ytz
03-08-2010, 09:16 PM
Bev Bevan FTW.

Can I say "ELO are better" without trolling?

Woebot
04-08-2010, 12:23 PM
Bev Bevan FTW.

Can I say "ELO are better" without trolling?

ytz - mate - i'm just glad to have anyone on this thread at all. you can troll all you like geezer :)

ytz
04-08-2010, 04:28 PM
Well, in that case, allow me to ramble some on a related tangent :)

It seems to me that Roy Wood personifies the art school/pub dichotomy that carves up that weird space of proto-metal and proto-glam that made it big in the UK in the wake of '68 and all that. It's a weird zone in UK rock/pop. You've got Noddy Holder stuck in the pub with Ozzy, and you've got Eno and Ferry at the other pole, trading textbooks.

Furthermore, you can locate the scene politically - Heath's time in office, an interlude between Wilson's two terms - as well as geographically - it all seems to be coming out the Black Country.

Maybe it's cynical to suggest that this is the sound of the '60s boom winding down (the OPEC crisis and a decade-long recession looming: by 1973 Sabbath, Led Zepp, &c had shot their wad) - one-last-dance escapism shorn of anything overtly utopian.

Against this background, the clomp of the beat is sort of zombie-like. "Must. Keep. Drumming! - Whatever the circumstances"