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#151 acidbearboy

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:38 PM

Thanks for the info.
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#152 Skid Lee B Bop

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:22 PM

Arise.


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#153 Chocky

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:37 PM


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#154 Skid Lee B Bop

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 03:16 PM


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#155 acidbearboy

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 08:09 PM

A new compilation has been released on cd/lp/mp3 with 19 tracks of Yacht Rock style tracks, most of which I am unfamiliar with. Thinking of picking up a copy of the cd for summer days.

http://www.amazon.co...o slow to disco
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#156 ZOK

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 08:44 PM

That looks like a sweet bunch. Anything with Rupert Holmes on it gets a thumbs up from me.
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#157 Richie Sombrero

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 08:52 PM

This is the best thread, the best!


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#158 ZOK

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 07:26 AM

It's a lovely thread. Sadly, it looks like the hull has fallen into disrepair again, with broken links a plenty, and barnacles covering many of the YouTube links.

I think a period of dry dock is required to get her shipshape again.

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#159 Skid Lee B Bop

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 04:59 PM

I heartily recommend this mix, if you haven't already been basking in it's rays.

Listen on Soundcloud.com


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#160 Richie Sombrero

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 06:28 PM

Just discovered Nino Ferrer this from his 1974 album Nino & Radiah et le sud. Some groove.

 


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#161 Skid Lee B Bop

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 07:48 PM

This is released on Monday.

 

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#162 Rev

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 10:18 PM

Whilst looking for that on Amazon (possibly more emphasis on cheap than smooth), I also found this:

http://www.amazon.co...ords=yacht rock

Which I assume is Smooth. Sadly no reviews.
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#163 Jab

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 10:35 AM

Oh man, Camp Michael McDonald. I love this thread. Perfect for summer. Or any time.


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#164 Rev

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 02:11 PM

A new compilation has been released on cd/lp/mp3 with 19 tracks of Yacht Rock style tracks, most of which I am unfamiliar with. Thinking of picking up a copy of the cd for summer days.

http://www.amazon.co...o slow to disco


I went to the Indie Label Market yesterday and was confronted with the vinyl of this. It's lovely, the sleeve notes are ace, the whole thing is pretty and it's got a poster with it. Everybody loves a poster.

It's ace too, although it dances on the edge of Yacht Rock in my opinion. But y'know. Pretty smooth going.

Recommend.
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Posted 13 July 2014 - 03:50 PM

I went to the Indie Label Market yesterday and was confronted with the vinyl of this. It's lovely, the sleeve notes are ace, the whole thing is pretty and it's got a poster with it. Everybody loves a poster.

It's ace too, although it dances on the edge of Yacht Rock in my opinion. But y'know. Pretty smooth going.

Recommend.

It's a much better compilation than that dodgy Yacht Rock one that was released a few weeks back

 

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That has some very questionable selections on it. I mean Fat Larry's Band's Zoom. No way is that Yacht Rock...well not on my boat anyway.


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#166 Rev

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 04:30 PM

That dodgy one is on Spotify in full. It's basically a decent one disc compilation padded out with inappropriate-but-known stuff. 1987 Fleetwood Mac - it's good, but it's not right.
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#167 Richie Sombrero

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 06:25 PM

I know so little, I would have thought  Tango In the Night was pure yacht rock?

 

Is that other compilation good then?

 

This is the most important thread on the whole damned forum.


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#168 Rev

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 07:31 PM

It sounds sort of similar, but it's not right. Too late for a start, but that's definitely that other genre that no-one knows (ie. I don't know) the name of. Still smooth, but over-produced 80s smooth. Takes in Travelling Wilburys, Thomspon Twins, Mike and the Mechanics, Roachford, etc. Basically Music Made For CDs That Came After Synthpop. If anyone knows if this has a genre name...

Too Slow To Disco is ace. Slightly too inland sometimes, but they're all cool songs.
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#169 Richie Sombrero

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 09:05 PM

See, for me, Sultans of Swing is yacht. I still don't get it, or do I?


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#170 Rev

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 09:48 PM

Dire Straits have never been on a yacht. Sorry.
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#171 ZOK

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 07:42 PM

See, for me, Sultans of Swing is yacht. I still don't get it, or do I?


Not Yacht.
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#172 ZOK

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 01:02 PM

It sounds sort of similar, but it's not right. Too late for a start, but that's definitely that other genre that no-one knows (ie. I don't know) the name of. Still smooth, but over-produced 80s smooth. Takes in Travelling Wilburys, Thomspon Twins, Mike and the Mechanics, Roachford, etc. Basically Music Made For CDs That Came After Synthpop. If anyone knows if this has a genre name...Too Slow To Disco is ace. Slightly too inland sometimes, but they're all cool songs.


I have had a listen to that Spotify collection, and there is a lot of stuff that I would class as AOR or soft rock. Certainly some very rum choices, shipmates, that's for sure.
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#173 Rev

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 08:59 PM

Forest Moon of Endor Rock. Smoother than a waxed ewok.


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#174 Richie Sombrero

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 05:50 PM

Bee Gees = yacht

 

ABBA = not yacht

 

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#175 Rev

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 05:54 PM

Bee Gees = not yacht
ABBA = not yacht
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#176 Richie Sombrero

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 02:01 PM

 

Yacht?


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#177 ZOK

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 02:51 PM

I had to wear deck shoes just to listen to it!
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