Blue Turk - What a Masterpiece!

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Blue Turk - What a Masterpiece!

Post by andyrew » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:53 am

I think Blue Turk is an amazing song! So jazzyish and so good there are some real nice jazz riffs with that long solo. Does anyone know who plays throughout that cause its some nice work!

What does everyone think of Blue Turk?

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Re: Blue Turk - What a Masterpiece!

Post by evil syd » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:16 am

A song that blows me away. :rock:
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Re: Blue Turk - What a Masterpiece!

Post by smorgasson » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:09 am

I messaged Dennis Dunaway about that song. It's a masterpiece on everyone's part. Alice's vocals were breath taking, the guitars and bass were so well synchronized...it's just an amazing song. DD told me that that was the first song he used his Roto Sound strings and had some fret rattle on it. I told him I thought that the rattle added to the song and made it give a really "live" sound...

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Re: Blue Turk - What a Masterpiece!

Post by scotty » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:50 am

I saw an interview with the late great glen buxton and I paraphrase,they let him go crazy on the solo. there was a lot of artistic freedom on that track...so glen had a big hand on that one!

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Post by guilty65 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:09 am

To me Blue Turk always sounded "Doors" inspired. I can really hear Jim Morrison singing this as well. If her were not dead :(
The whole Jazz approach, And hints of "Love me two times". In the chorus.
Great song !

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Post by GailsFriend » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:14 pm

fantastic song....and probably the most filthy lyrics ever. I always felt that Trash, the album, missed on the "proper" approach to Alice's sexuality both lyrically and musically (blame on Desmond, not Alice)

Blue Turk is a great display of sleaze and suggestion without being blatant.....which is, to me, the "proper" way. The musicianship is just beautiful.

If I heard this song LIVE, I would faint....truly.
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Post by Inmate » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:01 pm

Great song from a great album. :)
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Re: Blue Turk - What a Masterpiece!

Post by alan1958 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:00 pm

Blue Turk is one of those tracks I always play to non-Alice fans .....It's never failed ...EVER !!........I think it's that bloody trombone solo - possibly the highlight of a track full of highlights .

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Post by andyrew » Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:25 pm

Yes! Exactly I think it is the trombone solo! It's just long for an Alice track which makes it very interesting. At like 3:51 it's like an epic conclusion to that riff and its so powerful. I wonder what Trash would have sounded like if Ezrin directed it...

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Post by Daggers & Contracts » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:06 pm

I like it so much it almost was my "handle" when deciding to join this site. Instead I stepped back and chose something from "Killer" :devil:
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Re: Blue Turk - What a Masterpiece!

Post by smorgasson » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:44 am

alan1958 wrote:Blue Turk is one of those tracks I always play to non-Alice fans .....It's never failed ...EVER !!........I think it's that bloody trombone solo - possibly the highlight of a track full of highlights .
Haha yea I do the same thing...I also love to surprise them with Ubangi Stomp and watch their jaws drop :)

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Re: Blue Turk - What a Masterpiece!

Post by RemarkablyInsincere » Sat Jun 15, 2013 2:04 am

An amazing song. Really unlike anything else in the entire catalog.

And yes, it's quite dirty.
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Re: Blue Turk - What a Masterpiece!

Post by tuneylune » Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:16 am

A masterpiece! Great playing by everyone, especially those awesome bass runs by DD, the epic solo by GB and always loved the way the horns weave in and out.
Also, as pointed out, a fairly dirty song, but in a good way and you can put "Working up a Sweat" and "Muscle of Love" in there too!
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Post by RemarkablyInsincere » Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:40 pm

tuneylune wrote:always loved the way the horns weave in and out.
Me too... brilliant stuff!
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Post by DaveJay » Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:58 pm

...I used to DJ in a nightclub in Liverpool, UK, during the '90's, and as the club was gradually filling up with customers, I used to quite often play Blue Turk.the Club ( the "Casablanca") was a Somalian owned business, and used to cater for a mainly "black" clientele, plus many students studying in the city, and various other ethnic minorities...It was truly the world in one nightclub...the atmosphere was always incredible, a really great place to come for a night out...quite often, I would be asked who the artist was as it played, and almost nobody ever believed me when I told them.R.I.P The casa :alice:
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Post by recoop » Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:10 pm

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Re: Blue Turk - What a Masterpiece!

Post by steven_crayn » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:30 pm

the title was inspired of course by the Dave Brubeck Jazz standard Blue Rondo A La Turk

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Re: Blue Turk - What a Masterpiece!

Post by andyrew » Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:03 am

If there's one track he should play live, it's definitely this one. Would be great to hear that trombone solo live!

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Re: Blue Turk - What a Masterpiece!

Post by A_MichaelUK » Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:51 am

>If there's one track he should play live, it's definitely this one.

Again (and not to revive the recent discussion) that isn't practical. If it was performed in some small, smoke - filled jazz club somewhere at three in the morning, it would work, but at a regular or big outdoor show, then, no, it would not.

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Re: Blue Turk - What a Masterpiece!

Post by Gunner » Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:00 am

no, it would not.
You THINK it would not, you BELIEVE it would not.

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