Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Tom H, Sep 24, 2014.
I have no idea what you just said. You sure you meant to reply to me?
My mistake, that was for @Eric B. I replied to the wrong post.
I never took much of a shine to them, but my old housemate grew up in Berkeley and used to go to parties with pre-fame Adam Duritz and was good friends with the actual Mr. Jones that the song was based on; I never met Duritz but I believe "Mr Jones" was at a couple of our annual Halloween parties back in the day.
It's jazz, man.
Great Radiohead show Tuesday night at the Greek Theater of Grateful Dead '81 through '89 fame (hey, and also '68, the only officially released show there), and good hang with wavethatflag, who I am probably a bad influence on. Not too much of a chance to listen to recorded music since then, as last night was taken up by elementary school music and art night and the Dubs playoff game, although I managed to fit in a post-bb listen to Disc 4 of Phish St. Louis '93. First listen to Spiral Stairs' new Doris & The Daggers album tonight, good to very good so far, with some very overt '80s Bowie influences, in a good way. Planning to go see him in SF tomorrow night, so wanted to make sure I got at least semi-familiar with his new album first.
Blonde on Blonde's been my company in the car for a few weeks. Still as strong a record as ever.
Dylan's 1966 singing(both live and in the studio) is to me, the most iconic there ever was. Take that, Beatles forum nerds
Brian Eno's debut album, featuring some of his friends: John Wetton, Phil Manzanera, Andy Mackay, Robert Fripp. Not bad for a non-musician, huh?
Good God, ain't it funky now!
I'm not sure why I have a soft spot for these guys. Maybe because one of them is ex-Camper Van Beethoven and they did have a few really good radio hits. Plus they have a song that is a tip of the hat to the Band, "If I Could Give All My Love (Richard Manuel Is Dead)." Sometimes a song of theirs comes up on shuffle that is maybe a little bland, but never outright bad. I have August..., Recovering The Satellites, Hard Candy, and Saturday Nights....
They were definitely a "Dad Rock" precursor.
Regina's second album. Only piano and vocals. Beautiful.
Ranger Bob here. Just got back from my daily 1h powerwalk in the woods. Saw three hens and this magnificent fellow. It's called Tjäder and the one I spotted was a lot bigger than a regular farm rooster. Maybe they're called Wood Grouse in english?
Also saw a red woodpecker, what a cool little bird!
And yesterdays animal sighting was a big Crane, we see them all the time in the spring. Returning from Spain for the mating season.
Ranger Bob over and out
Back to the music. Exile on main street is playing to celebrate the weekend. It never fails
I don't like Exile on Main Street, but I love the forest, the birds and the sounds they produce.
It's not your fault that I'm a lightweight. I knew what I was doing, and I enjoyed doing it. I don't often drink beer, but when I do I don't like to stop. This is why BART and Muni were invented. I did the drink a lot of water regime when I got home, apparently I didn't drink enough.
That term cracks me up, even the thread on it is hilarious Flag, didn't a really old episode of Beavis and Butt-head use the term Cop-Rock once?
Indeed. I'm happy to live just ten minutes from a vast forest where you can walk for days without seeing much civilization.
Dad Rock is sort of an unnessary term, although I take it to mean post-80s acts who rock in the classic vein, I guess?
I have no idea what Cop Rock is. Like B&B I hate music that sucks.
I have no idea either, 'Dad Rock' my first time hearing the term was on this forum
Bono you fool. The new version of Red Hill mining town is very close to the old one, but with a 30 year older man singing. Why even bother if you're not changing anything really??
The orginal take has my favorite Bono studio vocals.
It's up on spotify if anyone is curious
I recall a scene in the Simpsons:
Marge: "Wow, you can't find this stuff anywhere. Seals and Crofts, Pablo Cruise, Air Supply, oh, Loggins and Oates ... and it's free!"
Lisa: "I've never heard of these bands, Mom, what kind of music do they play?"
Bart: "Crap rock?"
Marge: "No ..."
Homer: "Wuss rock?"
Marge: "That's it!"
My Mom has that record...
FWIW I heard them do a pretty good rendition of Friend of the Devil, I believe it was somewhere on Youtube.
Oh yeah, it's Mom rock alright. As I was saying to @Crispy Rob the other night, my powers to deselect are now on the wane such that almost nothing can escape the black hole that is my music collection. Where I once was only eclectic, I am now almost indiscriminate.
I'm not saying I think Counting Crows falls into either of those buckets. Though I wouldn't have said so in 1998, I think they are a pretty good band now. I have no objection at least.
I remember a line in movie where the female lead is falling for some guy in college, and she's kind of going through a 'what do I see in him?,' and one of the negatives is 'he listens to Complaint Rock,' and I think Counting Crows is one of the bands. But I could be misremembering that.
Dylan is definitely Complaint Rock.
Cop Rock was an incredibly poorly conceived musical/cop TV show that bombed on a major network and was a relatively recent thing back when Beavis and Butthead came out, so more people probably got the reference back then. I swear, this was a real show on a major network, jump to about :50 to see the hilarious transition from regular cop show style to musical:
"Dad rock" was coined in, or at least became a lot more of a well known term after it was used in, a review of Wilco's "Sky Blue Sky", I think in Pitchfork.
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