Sturgill Simpson - Sound and Fury 2019 album

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

  1. lucan_g

    lucan_g Forum Resident

    Not everything needs analyzing as some Dylanesque moment or being viewed as an “intentional left turn” for the sake of proving some great point. I suspect Sturgill just makes the album he wants to make — whatever music moves him at that point in time.

    Plenty of artists have side-projects or alternate bands to explore other musical personas, Sturgill just stuck with his own name. But so have others. I remember in the 90’s when Beck went from Odelay > Mutations > Midnight Vultures. That was a fun ride. Miles Davis did his share of genre jumping/creating. Nick Cave has leaped about. It happens...
  2. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    I was just trying to guilt them. Nobody wants to be that person who booed when Dylan went electric.
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  3. keyse1

    keyse1 Forum Resident

    Just listening now on tidal
    Last Horse in Town is much too noisy for old people like me
    But I can imagine just how good that noisy song would sound live
    Otherwise I think the sound of the record is just fine
    I don’t think young musicians should be criticised for making different sounding records or for making similar sounds
    As long as what they are doing is true to themselves and continue to make records that don’t consider their audience or money as the justification for making them
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  4. YardByrd

    YardByrd rock n roll citizen in a hip hop world

    Just bought the LP. The edge itself is rough to the touch and little slivers of vinyl were still dangling from the edge. My RCM is broken so I don't dare play it until I can clean it properly.
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  5. Graham Morrissey

    Graham Morrissey Forum Resident

    Where did that come from. I had him down as a well-mannered sitter on the country/rock fence capable of medium-paced Americana. I didn't realise he could do that.

    It's exciting when an artist does something different, but I just can't think of anything as brilliantly different as this.
  6. 500Homeruns

    500Homeruns Peaceful Punk

    Lehigh Valley, PA
    I was just reading the liner notes on the inside sleeve of the vinyl. It's cool to see he co-wrote a song with John Prine (track #4, "A Good Look").
  7. It will be interesting to see if this is a one off or a true stylistic shift. Beck has always been a pastiche artist ala Tarantino jumping from one genre/theme ironically to another, that’s what (em)powers him. Cave essentially does Cave: ironic Brechtian singer songwriter, not a lot of genre variance but drama intensity variances. Miles is whole another league, seeing the big picture compositional evolutions and patterns of his times, but he also wasn’t trying to write 3-5 minute pop/rock/country tunes.
  8. Daryl M

    Daryl M Forum Resident

    London, Ontario
    Canadians being punished yet again. CD not out until 10/11 here. :confused:
  9. Cool hand luke

    Cool hand luke You shoulda heard just what I seen

    How bout the "**** YOUR SPEAKERS" written between the credits and the Elektra records logo?? Love it!!
  10. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

    Brooklyn, New York
    It's also on his official t-shirt in gold letters below a cracked speaker.
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  11. Cool hand luke

    Cool hand luke You shoulda heard just what I seen

    Ahhh, that's the T-shirt that was referenced a few posts back, I'm guessing?
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  12. Cool hand luke

    Cool hand luke You shoulda heard just what I seen

    Also cool to see that Elektra logo, me being a Doors/Butterfield/Love fan:cool:
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  13. 500Homeruns

    500Homeruns Peaceful Punk

    Lehigh Valley, PA
    But I like my speakers :cry:
  14. garryg99

    garryg99 Forum Resident

    Morehead City NC
    You might want to delve into his previous band, Sunday Valley.

  15. Cool hand luke

    Cool hand luke You shoulda heard just what I seen

    Hahaha me too!
  16. Cool hand luke

    Cool hand luke You shoulda heard just what I seen

    Wow, just started listening to it. Holy ****. I dont think I'll be listening to anything else for the next week at least...4 songs in, I'm blown away. This guy is for real. God Bless him for going where the music's taking him.
  17. pjpitt89

    pjpitt89 Well-Known Member

    2 listens in and really digging it. Listened to the vinyl as well, good sound and a nice pressing overall. It did seem to have a bit of surface noise but it was difficult to detect since most of the album is quite loud and layered.
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  18. jparis51

    jparis51 Forum Resident

    Jersey City, NJ
    And his appearance with Chris Stapleton on SNL last year...

  19. Reid Smith

    Reid Smith Forum Resident

    N Ky/Cincinnati
    I'm a huge fan of Sturgill and absolutely love this new release.He just keeps moving forward with his music and that's to me not something many in music do.
    This is such a cool song,sounds like Pink Floyd recording in Nashville with George Jones.

    Maybe they should have added this as a bonus track to please the die hard Country fans ;)Sturgill Simpson - The Dead Don't Die [Official Video]
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2019
  20. Munros1969

    Munros1969 Forum Resident

    Great album, love it. Have the vinyl at home so looking forward to getting that played next weekend. Sounds like a continuation from the Sugar Daddy track he did for the Vinyl series a couple of years back.
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  21. LivingForever

    LivingForever Always one more tomorrow...

    Ahhh, I genuinely thought you were saying he had a t-shirt with “Not suitable for the Steve Hoffman forum” on it :D
  22. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    Hardly, this Forum is one of the few places where this album will get the love it deserves.
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  23. YardByrd

    YardByrd rock n roll citizen in a hip hop world

    Finally cleaned and spun the LP four times. Love it. Very American and as my Finnish wife points out "dripping testosterone" (she really likes it too)... "Fastest Horse in Town" is the best thing he's ever done imho.
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  24. Old Zorki II

    Old Zorki II Storm Watcher

    near Tampa, FL
    Just listened/watched it on Netflix.
    It is not fully my cap of tea, but a good record indeed. Very, very listenable! Never thought it was a country! My wife digs it even more then me )).
    But video is absolutely mesmerizing, and works so well together...
    Sound is horribly compressed, wonder is vinyl version is better...
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  25. dewiecox

    dewiecox Forum Resident

    This album is stunning.
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