Progarchives.com Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Progressive Music Lounges > Prog Polls
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed: Babe Ruth
  FAQ FAQ  Forum SearchSearch  Calendar   Register Register  Login Login

Topic ClosedBabe Ruth

 Post Reply Post Reply
Poll Question: Should Babe Ruth Be Included In The Archives?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
15 [75.00%]
3 [15.00%]
2 [10.00%]
This topic is closed, no new votes accepted

Author
Message
Vibrationbaby View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member


Joined: February 13 2004
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 6898
Direct Link To This Post Topic: Babe Ruth
    Posted: January 19 2005 at 15:49

My vote went to the Yes side. Jennifer is one of my favourite female vocalists and Shacklock's guitar work and compositional abilities astounded me when I was a curious and fledging fan of prog back in the early seventies.

Back to Top
Vibrationbaby View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member


Joined: February 13 2004
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 6898
Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 19 2005 at 15:50
Babe Ruth is in the lead with100% of the vote.
Back to Top
frenchie View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer


Joined: July 30 2004
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2234
Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 19 2005 at 16:23
isnt babe ruth a baseball legend? i know nothing of american sports tho
The Worthless Recluse
Back to Top
Sweetnighter View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member


Joined: October 24 2004
Location: United States
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1298
Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 19 2005 at 16:25
Originally posted by frenchie

isnt babe ruth a baseball legend? i know nothing of american sports tho


ach, silly brits
I bleed coffee. When I don't drink coffee, my veins run dry, and I shrivel up and die.
"Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso? Is that like the bank of Italian soccer death or something?" -my girlfriend
Back to Top
frenchie View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer


Joined: July 30 2004
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2234
Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 19 2005 at 16:26
Originally posted by Sweetnighter

Originally posted by frenchie

isnt babe ruth a baseball legend? i know nothing of american sports tho


ach, silly brits


my specialty

i am on a hunger strike at the moment for 3 days to raise money at school for the tsunami appeal. how silly am i?!

Edited by frenchie
The Worthless Recluse
Back to Top
Dick Heath View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator
Avatar
Jazz-Rock Specialist

Joined: April 19 2004
Location: England
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 12324
Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 19 2005 at 19:32
Originally posted by Vibrationbaby

Jennifer is one of my favourite female vocalists



Janita I thought and later one of the voices of the Memorex adverts - and wasn't she supposed to be the first British woman to sign to Tamla Motown....... Saw Babe Ruth  at my uni soon after First Base was released, Jenny Haan could belt the songs out. The support  was a rather good English band likened to the Byrds pre-country, recorded one album (with CBS?) and  for the life of me I would like to remember their name, just in case I see their album again - HELP! Anybody remember Canadian band McKendre Spring from the early 70's, another obscure band  that passed this way?
Back to Top
hoedown View Drop Down
Forum Newbie
Forum Newbie
Avatar

Joined: January 15 2005
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 9
Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 20 2005 at 16:10

Found this quote.. I once had this album and can agree totally with the comments ...

"Now this is real music! Jenny (Janita) Haan is credited on the original album sleeve as 'vocal power' and that's an accurate description. She belts out the songs incredibly powerfully and her voice never seems to even approach the limits of her range. The rest of the band are accomplished and solid musicians. Something that they are obviously proud of since the sleeve notes announce that the cover of the Frank Zappa 'King Kong' is done in one take with no overdubs.
They are:
Dave Hewitt on bass and vocals
Dick Powell on drums and percussion
Dave Punshon on electric piano and piano
Alan Shacklock on guitars, vocals, organ and percussion
Alan Shacklock is responsible for the string arrangements that underpin 'The Runaways'.

The cover is by Roger Dean."

Back to Top
Blind_Eye View Drop Down
Forum Newbie
Forum Newbie


Joined: July 17 2005
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 10
Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 17 2005 at 16:44

Babe Ruth is a very good band! First Base is not their best album though. I like most of their albums and they are certainly just as proggressive as many artists already included at progarchives...

I think they should be added.

Back to Top
laztraz View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member


Joined: May 22 2005
Location: United States
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 216
Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 17 2005 at 21:46
    Babe Ruth was very progressive.  He was a homerun hitter in a sport where home runs were not a big thing yet.  Ty Cobb once lead the league with nine homeruns.  Also there were years where Babe Ruth would hit more homeruns than most teams..oh, I'm sorry you were talking about the band.
Back to Top
coffeeintheface View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: May 02 2005
Location: United States
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 396
Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 03 2005 at 15:50
No, but I think Mark McGwire should be.
OBQM: www.soundcloud.com/onebigquestionmark (solo project)
nQuixote: www.soundcloud.com/n-quixote (ambient + various musical ideas)
Back to Top
coffeeintheface View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: May 02 2005
Location: United States
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 396
Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 03 2005 at 15:50
Oh, let's not forget LaTroy Hawkins.
OBQM: www.soundcloud.com/onebigquestionmark (solo project)
nQuixote: www.soundcloud.com/n-quixote (ambient + various musical ideas)
Back to Top
Trotsky View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator

Honorary Collaborator

Joined: October 25 2004
Location: Malaysia
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2771
Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 03 2005 at 23:02
Yes, even though I've only ever gotten to first base ... I mean I only have First Base ...
"Death to Utopia! Death to faith! Death to love! Death to hope?" thunders the 20th century. "Surrender, you pathetic dreamer.

"No" replies the unhumbled optimist "You are only the present."
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Bulletin Board Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 9.69
Copyright ©2001-2010 Web Wiz

This page was generated in 0.141 seconds.