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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by HotRodSteve, Jun 6, 2019.
That first album was an example of a great idea for a band, but a difficult concept to put into practice right off the bat. When Roy Wood moved on after it's release, Jeff Lynne kept at it and eventually made ELO into a mainstream hit maker. Personally, I dig the debut disc... and Jeff still includes "10538 Overture" in his current set list. For fans of their later work, this track from that album best previews the sound to come:
The first time i ever saw them on tv one of the cello players was wearing a tux and a leather hood with a peaked brow.
Am i imagining this?
Anyone remember this?
Love the first album. Most ELO fans do not. Just a Move album with a different sound. Roy & Jeff together were just too much talent in one configuration.
Whisper In The Night...
you mean this?:
This thread inspired me to go back to the early albums.
I loved this:
That sounds like early Split Enz , @Artslap...
i saw the tour where all the instruments were mirrored and the old green lasers shown off them. when they played the lasers wavelengths changed and you could see the waves thru the smoke of each note.. ahh tell me I wasnt trippin?
elo pavlovs dog and triumvirate in the houston music hall...didnt even need a ticket back then just walk up and somebody give ya one
My thoughts exactly Trev.
I love that first ELO album (even the rambling collage of The Battle Of Marston Moor). I think the second one goes a bit offbeam — they weren’t meant for such long songs — and then they really kick it off with On The Third Day and Eldorado.
IMHO it’s their mutual Beatles influence that you hear. Lynne and Wood were I believe explicitly trying for a Beatles feel, and some of the Split Enz material to me is like “the best Beatles song you never heard” (Poor Boy, I Hope I Never...).
That would be Mike Edwards on cello. He died a very "Spinal Tap"ish death.
ELO's Mike Edwards killed by hay bale in freak crash