38. The dogs flip through some old vinyl

In a Listener Mail special episode the Dogs dig deep into their musical past via Glen from Oak Bay’s vintage 1970’s vinyl collection as compiled by Ken from Edmonton via Johnny Mac from Vancouver or environs. We also look into the UN’s note to PJ and prepare to leave the dual-fire Shed for our first World Junior Championship experience (courtesy of Absolute Specialized Training). Vivian Stanshall, trumpet!

Links: Heather at Absolute Specialized Training; try out Fresh Prep (Metro Vancouver, up to Squamish, out to Chilliwack, plus Victoria and environs); Nancy Kato and the Mexican mannequin; the Foggy Goggle Boys play the Old Firehall in Rossland; Eaton’s catalogue house; Rocky Mountain Way: Wikipedia; the song itself on YouTube; The Chris Isaak Show; Rare Earth (from Wikipedia: “Their 1973 album, Ma, written and produced by Norman Whitfield, is considered one of their best overall works… Unfortunately, it didn't sell all that well and produced no hits.”); Goose Creek Symphony; Bob Ezrin (search for the third occurrence of “Berlin” to get to the relevant section); Strawbs Nomadness; Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo; Steve Miller Band: The Joker (Wikipedia, YouTube, The Pompatus of Love), Anthology; Tubular Bells liner notes; the making of Tubular Bells; producer Simon Heyworth on Tubular Bells; Viv Stanshall; this YouTube track is a great way to watch and listen to the The Intro and the Outro, a Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band classic; 10cc Sheet Music, Jay Dilla (Jay D) Donuts; Last Tango by Esperanto; Eleanor Rigby (Esperanto’s version and the Beatles’ version) whatever happened to Triumvirat?; was 1971 really the best year for music?; Biko (Peter Gabriel) 

The Dogs read the liner notes. Photo credit: Sue from Burnaby

And here is the impetus for the main part of this episode, provided by Ken from Edmonton, as requested by John Mac from Vancouver or thereabouts:

I don’t believe John is talking about the typical Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Who, etc., that everybody was listening to, us as well, or the Kiss, Nazareth, Queen, etc., that was the rage.

Even back in the day when our group got together at our house John used to say the only reason I liked the following music is because Glen bought it. Which was true enough as none of us would have heard it otherwise.

The following albums are a strong representation of Glen’s collection then, that should bring back fond memories for our crew when we were 12 to 14 or 15 years old:

Esperanto, Last Tango – 1975, Goose Creek Symphony, Words of Earnest – 1972, Lou Reed, Berlin – 1973, Rick Derringer, All American Boy – 1973, Strawbs, Nomadness – 1975, Supertramp, Crime of the Century – 1974, Todd Rundgren, A Wizard a True Star – 1973, Marc Bolan T. Rex, Electric Warrior – 1971, Triumvirat, Spartacus – 1975, Uriah Heep, Look at Yourself – 1971, Yes, Fragile – 1972, Mike Oldfield, Tubular Bells – 1973, 10cc, Sheet Music – 1974, 10cc, The Original Soundtrack – 1975, Today, all of these are probably in or at least received nominations for the rock and roll hall of fame but back in the day weren’t quite as well known. 

Hello again, I asked Smitty for his input on Glens collection. I missed some great ones.

Wishbone Ash, Argus - 1972, Steve Miller Band, The Joker - 1973, Joe Walsh, The Smoker you Drink the Player You Get - 1973, Uriah Heep, The Magicians Birthday - 1972, Rare Earth, Ma - 1973, as Well as Jethro Tull and Neil Young.