Pioneers of the Steel Trail

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Pioneers of the Steel Trail
Posted by Miningman on Monday, July 29, 2019 5:24 PM
 
 
 
At the Throttle of the First Transcontinental
 
 
 
Two Streaks of Rust
 
 
 
Duke McKenzie
 
 

 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 12:51 PM

Interesting song by The Kinks, never heard it before.  I guess it didn't get any air time here in the US.  Understandable I suppose, it wouldn't mean anything to us here.  

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 1:25 PM

Flintlock76
I guess it didn't get any air time here in the US.

I have no idea where you were in '69 but this was the only song from Arthur that made the charts, and the first Kinks song since 1966.  They sure played it on WNEW.  Good piece of Ray Davies sarcasm.

I certainly enjoyed the 'dystopian' albums with songs concerning the decline of the Empiyah (others coming to mind being Selling England By The Pound and Stormwatch) right along with the ones celebrating British musical heritage.

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Posted by Miningman on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 2:06 PM

I used to sing that tune out loud all day long. Eventually I had forgotten about it until now. 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 5:02 PM

Sorry Mod-man, while I remember The Kinks I just don't remember "Victoria."

Hey, some days I can't remember if I went to the bathroom in the morning!  I'm sure I did, but...

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 8:26 PM

I have not the slightest idea why this, from the same album, wasn't more popular.  As I recall Alison liked it.

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Posted by M636C on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 9:59 PM

"Waterloo Sunset" by the Kinks was pretty popular and became a sort of anthem for the end of steam working into Waterloo station, which was the last steam in passenger working into London itself.

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Posted by Miningman on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 12:49 AM

I'm an Ape Man

 
I'm an ape man! Don't want to live in a nuclear war. 
 
Last of the good old fashioned steam powered trains.
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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 9:35 PM

Miningman
I'm an Ape Man

And he's an 8th Man

complete with, in this episode. a character from another forum!

(Gee,do I get to be Professor Genius??  Or Bob Brilliant from Gigantor???)

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Thursday, August 01, 2019 10:14 AM

An 8th man is a rugby forward whose position is at the back of a set scrum and holds the ball with his feet in the scrum until the scrum-half calls for it.

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Posted by Miningman on Thursday, August 01, 2019 11:19 AM

Overmod-- You have me baffled by your post. Have no idea what you are on about!

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Posted by Miningman on Thursday, August 01, 2019 1:21 PM

Overmod--  Born to soon to care department, but I got it now!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8_Man

 

 

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Posted by Overmod on Thursday, August 01, 2019 4:14 PM

You had to be at an impressionable age just at the right time, when some of the worst-animated shows of all time were coming out: Space Angel, Astro Boy, 8th Man and Gigantor.  Some of these had surprisingly good writing and plots (for kids like me who loved Stratemeyer formula stuff, anyway) but even with willing suspension of disbelief, some of the drawing and continuity ... is almost unwatchable now.

Conversely, my very early love of SF and therefore reading and writing stem in no small part from these.

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Posted by Miningman on Thursday, August 01, 2019 4:18 PM

Ok... I vividly remember Space Angel but not the others.  I think just his mouth moved when speaking. It was a strange effect.

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Posted by Overmod on Thursday, August 01, 2019 4:45 PM

Miningman
I think just his mouth moved when speaking.

That's the one ... Synchro-Vox. It was an interesting idea, as animating mouth motion was a difficult thing involving multiple drawn frames, so dutching in 'scaled' film for this was a clever idea as opposed to, say, the kinds of weird thing in the Joe Oriolo Felix the Cat cartoons.  Interestingly enough it's the eyes that are more important to capture if you are concerned with fine detail, as the folks who made the Polar Express movie found to their dismay...

Another show that perhaps I shouldn't have loved as much as I did was Space Ghost.  And it took a while, but I started laughing hard at the rebooted Space Ghost, Coast to Coast show that lampooned that whole Japanese-inspired genre.

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