Sturgill Simpson - Sound and Fury 2019 album

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by notesofachord, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. notesofachord

    notesofachord Get Ya Hands Outta Your Pockets Thread Starter

  2. agentalbert

    agentalbert Forum Resident

    San Antonio, TX
    Release date 9/27/19. Can't wait!
  3. bobloblaw

    bobloblaw Forum Resident

    West Coast
    SUH-WEET. Sturgill is my favorite discovery in the last year or so. The Sailor's Guide album is a masterpiece.
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  4. mwheelerk

    mwheelerk "You say you'll change the constitution"

    Gilbert Arizona
    I was wondering about him, Jamey Johnson and Chris Stapleton
  5. This sounds utterly nothing like Sailors Guide.I am looking forward to the big change up.Think Sturgill does ZZ Top is one way I have heard it described although I haven’t heard any of it to comment.
  6. notesofachord

    notesofachord Get Ya Hands Outta Your Pockets Thread Starter

    Country twang and synthesizers. I like them both. This could be good.
  7. slop101

    slop101 Guitar Geek

    So. Cal.
    I'm in!
    Saw him at a festival recently, and he was tearing it up!
    He's pretty much ditched country and gone hard rock - maybe not so much on this new record, but definitely live.
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  8. patient_ot

    patient_ot Forum Resident

    Interesting about his new direction. I'll give it a listen. I saw him a few years ago but our seats weren't good for the particular venue and it was hard to hear his voice and guitar clearly. Ended up leaving early unfortunately. Next time I try to see him I'll get different seats.
  9. Turbo2k

    Turbo2k Forum Resident

    Not what I was expecting! Eliminator era ZZ Top, Giorgio Moroder, The Black Keys and a pinch of Waylon with a Manga Terminator video. Interesting...

    (I think) I like it.
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  10. 500Homeruns

    500Homeruns Peaceful Punk

    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Sturgill always keeps ya on your toes.
  11. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

    Brooklyn, New York
    Can't wait for this one, he does what he does, damn the torpedoes.
    The t-shirt he has on sale at his web site (NSFSHTV) pretty much sums up his attitude, just wish it was a bit cheaper.
  12. Diamond Dog

    Diamond Dog Cautionary Example

    Went to the website just to see the T. It was worth it.

    Hot Damn ! New Sturgill album - I'm in ! Can't happen fast enough.

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  13. jparis51

    jparis51 Forum Resident

    Jersey City, NJ
    Perfect breakdown and I love it.
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  14. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Drum machines are not inherently evil.

    Austin, TX
    Who has heard the Shooter Jennings album from a few years back titled “Countach?”

  15. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

    Brooklyn, New York
  16. agentalbert

    agentalbert Forum Resident

    San Antonio, TX
    Just a day from release date, I thought we'd have a new full song out by now. I really can't wait to hear how the rest of the album sounds. I see the full album length is 41 minutes. Remember when CD's took over and albums started getting longer as bands took advantage of the extra space? Not always to the best of results, but you did get a little more for your money. I wonder if the resurgence of vinyl has artists looking to keep album length down to a shorter run time where it can comfortably fit on one slab of vinyl.

    While we wait, saw this short video of the vinyl being pressed.
  17. jimhb

    jimhb Forum Resident

    Denver, CO, USA
    My indie red lp arrived today. I hope to spin it soon and report back.
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  18. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    Yeah, it's like he's deliberately making sure he has only the most musically nimble fans.

    He can't scare me, I'm a fan of both Kate Bush and Todd Rundgren.
  19. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    From the interview:

    “I could’ve very easily probably made the same record five times by now and just gone right down that middle lane and played it safe, and I’d have $80 million in the bank,” Simpson said dryly. “And I’d probably be hanging from a [expletive] rope on one of these trees over here by now, you know what I mean? So it’s not worth it.”
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  20. fourfeathers

    fourfeathers Forum Resident

    Toronto, ON
    Just finished my first listen and GOOD LORD! The NYT article was spot on. This man’s got BEEF! Sound and Fury plays like an album ZZ Top recorded deep within the 36 Chambers. It’s the sound of an artist exploding from the inside and taking it all out sonically. But Metal Machine Music this ain’t.

    The guitar is angry and off-the-cuff, but it’s perched atop fierce melodies and hard rock rhythms. These are SONGS, groovily pulsating and ferociously funking in and out of each other over 40 frenetic minutes.

    This album is loud, and definitely the angriest-sounding album of the year. It’s gonna merit MAJOR repeated listening and I CANNOT WAIT UNTIL THESE TOUR DATES ARE ANNOUNCED! Sturgill has never sounded so ready for the big rooms.
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2019
  21. ermylaw

    ermylaw Forum Resident

    Kansas City
    I listened to this today as well, and it is really good. It's a very "busy" arrangement on the songs that is definitely reminiscent of ZZ Top, especially in the opening instrumental track. Lots of different layers to all of the songs, though. A very grooving album for sure.

    It's like he invented a new genre that I'll call "Noise Country."
  22. 500Homeruns

    500Homeruns Peaceful Punk

    Lehigh Valley, PA
    I love me some Sturgill, but this one's gonna take some gettin' used to.
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  23. Ernest T

    Ernest T Forum Resident

  24. jewelsnbinoculars

    jewelsnbinoculars Forum Resident

    Washington, DC
    Album is streaming!
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  25. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

    Brooklyn, New York
    Listened to it twice at the gym this morning, and it really kicked in on the second run through. I don't know what people are going to think about this one, and Simpson obviously doesn't care, but this is one of the more extreme musical about faces I've ever heard. But it works, the synths, the big beats , the disco moves, the heavy riff rock all blend seamlessly as the tracks drift into one another. Sort of like Waylon singing with some outer space synthy heavy rock band. This is different, but it's still a terrific album.

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