the Moody Blues

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Re: the Moody Blues

Post by oldhippy » Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:19 am

Stephen wrote:Still on the Moodies theme I've got two Ray Thomas albums ( not sure if he did more) "From Mighty Oaks" and "Hopes Wishes and Dreams" which I like also, anyone else heard these?
I have both, haven't played them for sometime. I also have The Graeme Edge Band - Kick of your Muddy Boots which includes Adrian Gurvitz he sure has a influence on the sound. Worth getting hold of.

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Re: the Moody Blues

Post by bluewaters » Sat Aug 18, 2007 3:30 am

I have Ray's From Mighty Oaks, but I don't have the other one (he only has two).

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Re: the Moody Blues

Post by nosaj » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:30 pm

Looks like I am entering another Moody Blues phase. The last time was 2007. Not sure what it is...

Dear diary...its raining...?

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Re: the Moody Blues

Post by Stephen » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:24 am

nosaj wrote:
Dear diary...its raining...?
Same here....what a day it's been.

Now you've started me off on a Moodies phase too.

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Re: the Moody Blues

Post by danielcaux » Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:26 am

I could never get into this band... What's so special about it? Their music sounds kinda boring to my ears, and their live performances... :smt015

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Re: the Moody Blues

Post by nosaj » Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:40 pm

danielcaux, I am not sure what is so special about this band. A page or two back, you will see that I sometimes feel they sound like easy listening. BUT, I think for me, I appreciate that they were a "progressive" band as far back as 1967 (their first album), so the music can be kind of interesting for the time - a nice balance of instrumentation...and interesting themes/concepts, if you are in to that sort of thing.

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Re: the Moody Blues

Post by Idisaffect » Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:11 pm

nosaj wrote: I appreciate that they were a "progressive" band as far back as ....their first album
Prog?

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Re: the Moody Blues

Post by AndrewJFisher » Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:03 am

I prefer Moody Blues to Pink Floyd though they're quite on the borderline of pop and rock. Certainly I've found them to be very consistently good over the '67-'72 period(I've missed a couple of their albums in that period). They have some of Floyd's depth, maybe Justin Hayward has a bit more charm than David Gilmour. Maybe that they have less of Floyd's cynicism and caution is a strong point. They could certainly be called pretentious, maybe more so than Floyd, but I think their overall result is better music.