The Move

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  1. mifar55

    mifar55 Supporting Member

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    Any love for the Move? I concider myself lucky to have most of what they recorded. You could point out that with Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne, how could they not be great (hell, even Bev Bevan on drums was a monster). I'm more of a Roy Wood fan and, think Wizzard was a little more edgy then ELO. The fact is, they seemed to be a required taste. When they recorded "Shazam" (to me they were peaking) what they were doing in the studio, would rival any of the groups of that time (yea, even the Beatles).

     
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    I'm an old fan myself . . .









     
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    Here's an interesting concert take of "I Can Hear the Grass Grow," from their only American tour . . .

     
  4. Jim Jones

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    I don't really get most of the Move's output yet I love "Lookin On" from start to finish! Go figger.
     
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    Roy Wood wasn't too shabby in his post-Move days, either . . .







     
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    Plenty of love here for The Move, although they're a cult band here in the USA. I have always liked their clever pop rock. We played "Do Ya" the other night at the gig, and it was one of the only songs this one couple danced to.

    I was supposed to see them at the Fillmore East right after Shazam came out, and they cancelled. I was disappointed. They only came here once, played three gigs, and went home. I still love the music on Shazam. "Don't Make My Baby Blue" is a killer, as is "The Last Thing On My Mind." I always liked Roy Woods' electric 12 string stuff. I prefer the original lineup best, with Ace, Trevor, Roy, Bev and Carl.
     
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    Cool band with great songs that had a cool quirkiness to them. I have a "best of" CD by them. IMHO in the U.S.A. they're also known as the band that became Electric Light Orchestra. Too bad they didn't have any hits Stateside, apart from the above-mentioned original version of "Do Ya", which made it to the very lower reaches(#93) of the Billboard Hot 100 in the fall of 1972. "Blackberry Way" topped the singles charts in Great Britain in February, 1969.

     
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    I used to spin the song Hello Susie a little bit faster with my finger on the turntable and it sounded just like Cheap Trick..

    Jeff
     
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    I'm a HUGE Move and ELO fan, always have been. Message From The Country and the first 4 ELO albums are some of my favorite records of all time.

    IMHO, the Move albums Message From The Country and the first ELO album (No Answer) could have been on the same double album, truly a transition period for them.

    Something perhaps not recognized very much is the bass guitar tone on the Message From The Country album. I've never heard anything like that in my life.

    BTW, thanks for posting all the Move YouTube links!!
     
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    An amazing take on this old folkie, with the coolest 12-String guitar work-out ever!!!


     
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    I love the earlier singles; I don't think they heavied up gracefully. -E
     
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    I picked up a 2-record "Best of..." from the dollar bin a few months ago, and I've been totally mesmerized by the catchy, fey psych pop of The Move.

    I love the descending bass lines, F/G chord in the chorus, the "oo-oo oo-oo" backup vocals and memorable guitar hooks in this one:



    Lots of gold in their catalog, cool to see a few others here are into them.
     
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    Brontosaurus=awesome great lick
     
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    Great thread. Move fan too.
    Love the destructo-baroque bombastic intensity of Cherry Blossom Clinic (Revisited).
     
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    BIG BIG BIG Move fan here (and Roy Wood), Shazam is one of my top 10 favorite records ever. Great tunes, KILLLLLLLER bass sound, just overall great.

    The live at the Fillmore recent release is pretty cool too, lost great stuff on it, and a few Nazz covers to boot, another fave band of mine....

    And yes, Cheap Trick lifted a lot from these guys........
     
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    A fave from them:

     
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    Used to play this one a bit in some HS cover bands back in the day, good stuff!
     
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    Wow, thanks for posting. I was living in Ipswich, England in 1968-69 and saw them at St. Mathews Baths a couple of times. Their big hit at the time was "Fire Brigade". St. Mathews Bath was a public swimming pool with a retractable floor which covered the pool for concerts. Whew great memories there. I believe its still there, but has been converted to a fitness center.
     
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    Always been a big fan - Here's their take on the C&W genre
     
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    Love the Move!!! Roy Wood is criminally under rated.
     

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