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Sun Ra appreciation thread
« on: October 19, 2023, 05:38:14 AM »
Found nothing on the board and I’m wondering, if there are fellow slappers also enjoying my favorite visitor from Saturn.
Besides the usual classics as space is the place or Nuclear war or the discipline recordings, I often return to this track
https://youtu.be/VYInMWwetvQ

Any fans here?

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Re: Sun Ra appreciation thread
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2023, 05:53:23 AM »
I am a Fan for shure!

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Re: Sun Ra appreciation thread
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2023, 05:56:51 AM »
I am a Fan for shure!

What’s your favorite sun ra phase. I’m torn between the early big band-esque type and the late 60 to mid 70 free/spiritual phase. Not much a fan of the late fusion phase nor the bebop inspired phase

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Re: Sun Ra appreciation thread
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2023, 06:33:43 AM »
Big Sun Ra fan!
I made a skate video a while ago inspired by and featuring his music
https://youtu.be/sh7JsYZNIVA?si=0aNwnOWey7tSuA9K
Give it a watch if you’d like!

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Re: Sun Ra appreciation thread
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2023, 07:33:52 AM »
Big Sun Ra fan!
I made a skate video a while ago inspired by and featuring his music
https://youtu.be/sh7JsYZNIVA?si=0aNwnOWey7tSuA9K
Give it a watch if you’d like!

That was great. Loved the edit and the skating was on point, too. Way ahead of the hype curve with the wallies. Thanks for sharing

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Re: Sun Ra appreciation thread
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2023, 11:31:43 AM »
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Big Sun Ra fan!
I made a skate video a while ago inspired by and featuring his music
https://youtu.be/sh7JsYZNIVA?si=0aNwnOWey7tSuA9K
Give it a watch if you’d like!
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That was great. Loved the edit and the skating was on point, too. Way ahead of the hype curve with the wallies. Thanks for sharing
Much appreciated!

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Re: Sun Ra appreciation thread
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2023, 12:09:34 PM »
They talking' about Nuclear War.... Yeaaaahhhhh....

if they push that button

your ass has got to go...

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Re: Sun Ra appreciation thread
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2023, 12:23:56 PM »
I like every time period but have a particular soft spot for The Night Of The Purple Moon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JIzMfbYsX0

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Re: Sun Ra appreciation thread
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2023, 05:17:25 PM »
first time i rode a fixed gear bike I had eaten a couple hits of blotter paper and watched space is is the place in this old victorian house in the mountains. movie ended and my homie tells me to go ride the bike. never forget
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Re: Sun Ra appreciation thread
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2023, 10:45:44 PM »
I like every time period but have a particular soft spot for The Night Of The Purple Moon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JIzMfbYsX0

Top notch cover design, too - per usual.
first time i rode a fixed gear bike I had eaten a couple hits of blotter paper and watched space is is the place in this old victorian house in the mountains. movie ended and my homie tells me to go ride the bike. never forget

That sounds like quite the experience. Space is the place is my go to record, when going to bed stoned. The movie is equally good, but haven’t seen it in ages.


They talking' about Nuclear War.... Yeaaaahhhhh....

if they push that button

your ass has got to go...


Such a good song

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Re: Sun Ra appreciation thread
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2023, 03:13:46 PM »
Lanquidity with Eddie Gale on trumpet is prob my favorite LP, really love Angels and Demons too. Sun smokes.
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Re: Sun Ra appreciation thread
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2023, 08:22:43 PM »
I tried to get into Sun Ra in the mid 2010s and they never really caught hold for me. I did only listen to a few songs though. my taste in music has developed since that time, so I'm down to give them another try... if I wanted to give them another try, and I do, what would you suggest I listen to first?

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Re: Sun Ra appreciation thread
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2023, 12:28:45 AM »
I tried to get into Sun Ra in the mid 2010s and they never really caught hold for me. I did only listen to a few songs though. my taste in music has developed since that time, so I'm down to give them another try... if I wanted to give them another try, and I do, what would you suggest I listen to first?

That’s a tough question to ask, since his output is spread between so many different styles. What may be a good way into sun ra, is the singles compilation, which features songs from every era.
https://sunrastrut.bandcamp.com/album/singles


My favorite starting point would be “space is the place” though, but I’m a sucker for the combination of cosmic freak-out of the title track and the hauntingly beautiful songs such as the “images” track.

If you want a really mellow record try “live in Rome 77” if you want a real powerhouse go for “wake up angels - live at arbor jazz fest” - everything seems to be played twice as fast on this record

@mattchew : Lanquidity is also amazing.