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  1. Album 12 - Radiohead - The Bends So drum roll please as we come to the end of my list of albums that have influenced my taste in music, not only is this album my most influential album but it is also my favourite album of all time, as far as I am concerned The Bends by Radiohead is a total perfection, closely followed by OK Computer I should say but it is The Bends that got me into Radiohead and through following them over the last 25 years has taken me through many different styles of music as only Radiohead can do. Funnily enough when I first heard The Bends I borrowed the CD from
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  2. This blog has been really interesting, as it's so far removed from my own personal choices. However we have coincided with Mezzanine (From the Triphop genre, Portishead would be up there too). 'Angel', played through my modest Tannoy Revolutions, still makes the whole room quake with bass and foreboding...
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  3. Bonus Album Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters I really enjoyed compiling the above list but the hardest part was limiting it to 12 albums so there are a couple more that I would have loved to included so thought I would so a couple of bonus album for a bit of fun and to complete the list, the first is the Scissor Sisters self titled album, When I first heard 'Take Your Mama' in 2004 it was like a breath of fresh air as it was pure classic pop that would take me and Wendy on a journey that I thought I would share as it was a few years before HFL so most people don't know, basically we
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  4. Yeah go Go for it, certainly been a lot of fun choosing my top 12, make sure it is the most influential though and not just the Best.
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  5. Well, I'm familiar with most of Artists, so there are no discoveries (but you probably wouldn't expect that). It's a similarr enjoyment to flicking through somebody elses albums (I suppse that no longer happens). Perhaps I'll have a crack at this once Paul has finished his list. The last 3 vinyl albums purchased: Sula Bassana - Dark Days Goat Girl - Goat Girl Darkside - Psychic
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  6. Day 9 for the albums that influenced my taste in music! Massive Attack - Mezzanine In all honesty I am not sure how I got into this album as it wasn't my kind of music at all when released back in 1998 as I was really into my rock and metal back then but somehow I did and it remains one of my most played albums today, again every song on it is brilliant and whenever there is news of a new Massive Attack album I'm always first in the queue to place my order, they just don't release enough though unfortunately. This album is also very influential to me as if I had to choose one demo tr
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  7. Day 8 for the albums that influenced my taste in music! Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill I'm sure a lot of people a similar age to me would have this one in their most influential album lists bearing in mind it is one of the most popular albums of all time, it celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, where has that time gone. I really have never been a big fan of female singers, in fact this album is the only one in the 12 album list but when this was released in 1995 I just couldn't stop listening to it, it's an album that has everything from Rock to ballands with an underly
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  8. Day 7 for the albums that influenced my taste in music! Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads I read an interesting article about this album the other day that said it was quite possibly the most returned album of the 90's as most people heard the song that was done of this album with Kylie Minogue which is a beautiful ballad, admittedly about death, but definitely out of step with the rest of the album which is very dark and all about murder but every song is a brilliant story and classic Nick Cave, if you don't know this album listen to 'Stagger Lee' or 'O'Malley's Bar' as b
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  9. Day 6 for the albums that influenced my taste in music! Adam Ant - Strip So this one will probably raise a few eyebrows as it certainly isn't considered one of Adam Ant's best or most liked albums and it was very different from anything he had done previously and I think it just shows that the albums you grow up with are the ones that stay with you as this was released in 1983 when I was 15 and was totally addicted to music and I remember distinctly buying this on tape and listening to it over and over again and if I'm honest it is probably one of my most listened to albums still tod
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  10. Day 5 for the albums that influenced my taste in music! David Bowie - Scary Monsters I'm sure that most people who are asked to list their most influential albums would always have some Bowie in there somewhere but I bet there would be such a varied variety of choices as pretty much every album he released was a classic, especially the earlier years, for me it always comes down to Hunky Dory and Scary Monsters, 2 of my all time favourites but I always lean to Scary Monsters, I just love every single track and it's slightly angst overtone, I got into Bowie in the late 80's really when
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  11. Day 4 for the albums that influenced my taste in music! Prince - Around the World in a Day So I guess for many Prince fans this may be a strange choice, and although I love many of Prince's albums, he really is one of my top 3 solo artists of all time, it is Around the World in a Day that really cemented my love for Prince, I spent a lot of time in the 80's listening to Prince on vinyl and tape on my Walkman and I remember distinctly going to Tracks record shop in Hertford to buy this on tape and the guy in the record shop, known Bones to anyone who used to shop there, warned me that
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  12. Day 2 for the albums that influenced my taste in music! Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Welcome To The Pleasuredome This was an easy one as I was a total Frankie addict back in the early to mid 80's, admittedly I totally sucked in by the hype but aside from that the music was mostly brilliant and listening years later I realised just how well it was produced by Trevor Horn but back in the 80's it was all about the music, I remember getting the double vinyl on the day of release and just listening to it constantly, must have drove my parents mad, I used to even dress like them, sad I know
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  13. Thanks mate, yeah I guess £299 would cover the first nights bar bill
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  14. All looks very familiar! Keep up the good work
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  15. Tease. Looks like its short of a few pipes, make sure you're wearing wellies when you fill the header tank Trevor.
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  16. Yesterday I finally got time to look under the Eleven's bonnet for the first time, happy to see it actually has an engine I understand it was rebuilt before being put in, unfortunately it looks like it will be later in the year before I finally get her on the road, to be honest though I reckon I'll get just as much enjoyment looking at her
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  17. Thanks Stuart, just need a nice JPS Europa and Elan +2 and my Lotus collection will be complete
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  18. Beautiful car, total respect @Vipers. That is one hell of a gorgeous car. I hope to join you in getting one some day. Might even get the wife out in it. once!
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  19. 18.5 million yen Thai is a lot of pennies, however an extremely beautiful car with lots of history
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  21. They alwAys look better without a Q plate and that is really, really lovely
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  22. It was the one at Paul Matty that got me looking around and I stumbled on this on on Car and Classic, almost seems to be good to be true as the guys hobby is building kit cars and he has got it to the point where it needs putting through the SVA and he doesn't want to ruin the look by adding the bits needed to get it through the SVA so he just charged me for the parts and no labour so fingers crossed it doesn't turn out to be a lemon I'm pretty sure it is a A-Series, to be honest I was so taken by how stunning it looked I didn't really get too involved in the mechanicals, but t
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  23. Stunning One of the best looking race cars imo, Enjoy, would love to see a write up/ road cam on one of these cars as would love to know how they drive,sound etc
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  25. The guys at evo mag loved the one they built/ran a few years back. Nice one.
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  26. lovely . was that at paul matty
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  28. Love it, and I bet it’s really fun to drive!
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  30. Yes they are ace. Maybe not quite a genuine Lotus but the simplicity of parts means its almost a Lotus...only really lacking age. What engine you got in there? I think they made them with the climax, A-series or a Ford engine? The Climax is a screamer but the A series is a nice little roarer. buddsy
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  31. Ha, I've been keeping my eye out for a reasonably priced one of these for some time. Yours looks lovely. Trevor.
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  32. Gorgeous. Will be a complete hoot to drive too I'm sure. Good luck with SVA. Congrats!
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  33. Thanks Jonny, yes just a standard R300, as the day dried out toward the end I already started to think that I needed more power :-)
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  34. Thanks Bibs, I am hoping it will earn me enough to order a Cup 250 in Orange that I can't stop thinking about :-)
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  35. thee whole right hasnd side of my under the oil tank was beautifully preserved under a thick layer of oil. Most likely from years of fill ups without being very careful. Still it helped unbolting the rear suspension bits Keep up the good work
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  36. Maybe we went off topic somewhere, I'll stick it in the Motoring section later :-)
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  37. no, your lucks not come to an end, because you have stumbled across a super rare car with wonderful handling...   I'd presume that Atlanta isn't all that wet? (I know nothing about the US climate) so hopefully the chassis is probably ok.   Do a quick search on eclat sprint through the forum archive, there is some good info in there.   lastly - please sent an email to [email protected] and I will send you a sheet for you to return if you want your cars details to go on the list of survivors and to be added to our mailings.
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  38. Excellent work! When you have finished can you do mine please!
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