Ring Out The Old . . .
Joel McIver, Record Collector, Spring 2000
EVERYONE KNOWS the haunting opening melody of Tubular Bells, but it means different things to different people. If you're in your 40s or over, you might well associate it with the British acoustic folk scene of the early ‘70s. A little younger, and you may be reminded of the aged priest dodging pea-soup spew in William Friedkin's demonic-possession yarn, The Exorcist. Younger still, and it may just be a pleasant tune that your parents used to play when their suburban-hippie friends came round. Alternatively, you might have avoided Tubular Bells altogether, although you're bound to have heard it mentioned. Ever wondered what the fuss was about? Now's your chance to find out.
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