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Notes from sf author Stephen Palmer

Category: Music Miscellanea

Ten Bowie faves

Bowie… gone, but never forgotten.

1 Oh! You Pretty Things
2 Andy Warhol
3 Changes
4 Starman
5 Golden Years
6 Ashes To Ashes
7 Sound & Vision
8 Space Oddity
9 This Is Not America
10 Kooks

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Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci top 10

A personal top ten from the masters of Cambrian psychedelia – one of my favourite bands!

1 Sometimes The Father Is The Son
2 Heywood Lane
3 Starmoonsun
4 Iechyd Da
5 Miss Trudy
6 Faraway Eyes
7 Spanish Dance Troupe
8 Freckles
9 This Summer’s Been Good From The Start
10 Let’s Get Together (In Our Minds)

10 Julian Cope faves

Julian H. Cope! A long-time favourite of mine, and most deserving of a top 10…

1 The Mystery Trend
2 Fear Loves This Place
3 Soldier Blue
4 Beautiful Love
5 Leli B
6 Highway To The Sun
7 Planetary Sit-In
8 Strasbourg
9 Greatness And Perfection
10 World Shut Your Mouth

10 Byrds favourites

A jingle-jangle brand new week of the Music Miscellanea trek…

1 Mr Tambourine Man
2 All I Really Want To Do
3 Eight Miles High
4 Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
5 The World Turns All Around Her
6 Mr Spaceman
7 My Back Pages
8 So You Want To Be A Rock’n’Roll Star
9 Wasn’t Born To Follow
10 Ballad Of Easy Rider

10 Mike Oldfield faves

The trek into Music Miscellanea continues… Mike Oldfield has long been an important part of my musical heritage and playing, especially (of course!) his early works. But there was good stuff afterwards too…

1 Hergest Ridge Part 1
2 Incantations Part 4
3 Ommadawn Part 2
4 Incantations Part 2
5 Hergest Ridge Part 2
6 Tubular Bells Part 1
7 Moonlight Shadow
8 Ommadawn Part 1
9 Return To Ommadawn Part 1
10 Harbinger

Kate Bush favourites

A new week, a new addition to the Music Miscellanea trek… Today it’s ten favourite songs from the outstanding, unique Kate Bush.

1 Army Dreamers
2 Egypt
3 Strange Phenomena
4 Moving
5 Oh England, My Lionheart
6 Suspended In Gaffa
7 Deeper Understanding
8 Hello Earth
9 Misty
10 The Sensual World

10 Orb faves

Continuing the Music Miscellanea trek, here’s ten favourite tracks from pioneering electronic masters The Orb…

1 Earth (Gaia)
2 Back Side Of The Moon
3 Oxbow Lakes
4 Slug Dub
5 Plateau
6 Blue Room (40m single version)
7 Majestic
8 Once more
9 Moonscapes 2703 BC
10 A Beautiful Day

10 Gong favourites

More from the Music Miscellanea, here’s ten classics from psychedelic masters Gong.

1 The Isle Of Everywhere
2 A Sprinkling Of Clouds
3 Flute Salad/Oily Way/Outer-Inner Temple
4 Flying Teapot
5 White Doves
6 Can: You Can
7 Infinitea
8 Wise Man In Your Heart
9 You Can’t Kill Me
10 Downwind

10 Coral faves

Further into the trek of Music Miscellanea… The Coral – a really great Liverpool band – had a good number of excellent songs based in terrific melodies. It must be a Scouser thing…

1 1000 Years
2 More Than A Lover
3 Jacqueline
4 Pass It On
5 In The Morning
6 Liezah
7 Put The Sun Back
8 Miss Fortune
9 Bill McCai
10 Something Inside Of Me

Ozrics faves

More from the Music Miscellanea trek… here’s ten favourites from festi-psychers Ozric Tentacles.

1 A Gift Of Wings
2 Crackerblocks
3 Mysticum Arabicola
4 Phalarn Dawn
5 Wreltch
6 Floating Seeds
7 Omnidirectional Bhadra
8 Strangeitude
9 Sunhair
10 Wob Glass