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#21 DonW

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 06:24 AM

'Fifty Shades of Grey' - - sounds like the B-side of 'Whiter Shade of Pale'



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Posted 29 August 2014 - 09:21 AM

We could do a whole album...

 

Red House-Jimi Hendrix

Black-Pearl Jam

Roadhouse Blues-The Doors

Yellow Ledbetter-Pearl Jam

Blue Morning, Blue Day-Foreigner

Purple Haze-Jimi Hendrix

White Rabbit-Jefferson Airplane

Old Brown Shoe-Beatles

Mellow Yellow-Donovan

Sweet Black Angel-Rolling Stones

Pink Houses-John Mellencamp

Silver, Blue and Gold-Bad Company

Gray Seal-Elton John

White Room-Cream



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Posted 30 August 2014 - 07:37 AM

Brilliant! I love Red House.

 Let's not forget :

Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

Lily the Pink - The Scaffold

Back in Black - AC/DC

Tangled up in Blue - Bob Dylan

Green Door - ~Shakin' Stevens

Black Knight - Deep Purple

Nights in White Satin - Moody Blues

The Green Manalishi - Fleetwood Mac

Paint it Black - the Rolling Stones

Blue Monday - New Order

My White Bicycle - Nazareth

Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson

Land of Grey and Pink - Caravan

Any Colour You Like - Pink Floyd

or are we going ever so slightly off topic here :)  



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Posted 30 August 2014 - 11:12 AM

or are we going ever so slightly off topic here :)  

 

I don't think we could possibly get any more off topic!   :lol:



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Posted 30 August 2014 - 11:13 AM

Any Colour You Like - Pink Floyd

 

There. That covers it!  :D



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Posted 31 August 2014 - 11:40 PM

OK!



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Posted 03 September 2014 - 08:39 PM

Doggone it - I go away for a few weeks... OK, months... and an easy one like this one comes up in the Auto I.D. game! One look and I said to myself, "That's a Marmon. A little searching should give me the specifics... "



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Posted 09 September 2014 - 06:43 PM

 

Agreed. "Conservative" describes it well.

 

I mean, how much more conservative can you get than a color scheme consisting of two shades of gray?  ^_^

Keep a couple of things in mind:  For starters, Marmon's market (much like say, Pierce Arrow or Peerless, even Franklin) was primarily in the northeast quadrant of the US, where super-luxury, coachbuilt cars tended to be bought by rather conservative people.  Although certainly a car for the very wealthy, most were "old money", more given to rather polite, reserved society, than being seen driving, or riding in, flashy brightly painted exotic luxury vehicles.

 

In addition, by 1932, it was the darkest of dark times economically, and people with the money to buy such cars, particularly in the cities of the upper midwest and the east coast from say, Baltimore north to Boston (where breadlines stretched seemingly interminably) were even more cautious about flaunting their wealth--so their cars tended to be painted in colors like these, intended to "tone down" their appearance on the street.

 

The more flamboyant cars of the era tended to be out on the west coast, or in South Florida, where rather "loud" color schemes didn't really attract negative attention.  Hollywood was a hotbed of the very stylish roadsters, convertible sedans, and phaetons, closed car body styles being pretty much the rule east of the Mississippi in that era.

 

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