Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Tom H, Sep 24, 2014.
Totally right about the band Alice Cooper
That's the best
Jeff Beck, Faces, Elvis Presley, Clapton etc.
The Airplane now. Mono mix.
Is that Garcia's banjo by the way?
Today I found a copy of the '97 remaster of Signals, generally hated in this forum. I must say I love the way it sounds. The previous editions probably sound better, but this is far from being the sonic disaster some forum members describe in various threads.
Glorious show by The Who. It was a magic night for the them (and also for our friends from San Francisco who were making history at the Fillmore East).
Still eatin' Cow. The
It's possible, and a logical conclusion; however, I have a couple of photos of Jerry playing banjo and the axe he's using has what appears to be an in-lay of mother-of-pearl along the length of the fingerboard and with dot markers, not rectangular. Of course, he may have owned more than one banjo. I also have a photo of Pigpen playing banjo (with Bob and Jerry on guitars) and it's not the same banjo as on the cover of Pillow.
Garcia is known to have had 8 banjos at various points:
Grateful Dead Guide: Jerry Garcia Instrument History (Guest Post)
14 February 1970 for those who lost their Librettos.
So what do you do when you are down to the last 35 gigabytes on your 4TB drive?
KEEP DOWNLOADING OF COURSE!
Hooked up with a guy sharing his live Rush collection over a DC++ hub. Filling in some very long sought after gaps thanks to his immense kindness (he has to leave his computer on for me to be able to download. I'm in South Carolina. He's in Vancouver).
So i guess I am going to Clapton tonight.
Clapton/Derek/Cream has to be the artist I've seen/read the most about but have never actually bothered to listen to.
Of course I know Layla, Cocaine and Tears in Heaven and the Cream stuff, but that's it.
He's got to be the wackest artist that's actually kind of good, or else the best artist that's kind of wack
In case you don't know, Ken Burns documentary Country starts
up Saturday night. It has the massive staging of Jazz which was
a 10-parter. It starts around 1885 and moves on through, covering
every aspect of the genre and its spawns: americana that seeped
from country into rockabilly, country rock, country blues etc.
It should be very informative. I'm taking a look at the Jazz doc
soon, which I missed in 2001.
What was it about Leeds University? It sure brought out the best
in live performances from 1970-73 that I know of, and no doubt
carried the magic of the Fillmores 'across the pond'. Some of my
favorite releases that were recorded live at Leeds includes this
one, The Stones from '71 and Bob Marley and the Wailers from
'73. It gets no better as these performances are incendiary blow
outs... perfect in every way.
I've got to give my Give Me Strength box some heft this evening,
included of which is the expanded EC Was Here. The box is a
bit of an unheralded release but is a good one all the same.
I certainly hope you enjoy the show. Doyle Bramhall II should
be a treat if he's playing with Clapton, heck of a guitar slinger.
NP... his first three studio records; finishing the book on
Warren Zevon: Desperado of Los Angeles, a good read
focusing almost exclusively on the music, the studio recordings,
and the writing, and live shows. A very interesting character
who was very much his own guy, that bridged the transition
phase between 70's and 80's LA... the real desperado of that
scene if there ever was one, and was 'one hell of a everything'
regarding the music. Touring with Jackson Browne or fronting
X, The Blasters, it didn't matter, he would have fit right in.
Right now it's Soft Machine from 2/28/71, Live at Henie Onstad Art Centre. They're ripping the venue apart.
Something I’d like to hear!
The Smiths - “Singles”
Maybe I shouldn't have done that. If you like it, please buy it and give the musicians due deference. I should add that it hits a new level at 12:16. The bass player, Hugh Hopper is no longer with us and he is missed.
I fear that Youtube is a genie you shan't put back in the bottle...
This one’s a trip
Sneakers - Nonsequitur of Silence
Collector’s Choice CD
A section from the Allmusic review:
To put it mildly, this is a big deal, the first real comp of one of the legendary forgotten bands, and Nonsequitur of Silence does more than satisfy the cult who long waited for this reissue: it will convert non-believers, too. This almost feels as long ago, if not more so, than the Beatles and British Invasion that fueled the Sneakers; the group’s homemade replicas of ringing ‘60s guitar pop hinted toward punk, new wave, jangle pop, and ultimately indie rock, but lacked all of the stylized self-absorption that followed as well. Like Big Star before them, the Sneakers were pop obsessives recording in a blissful vacuum, obsessed with the past but not living with it, so their recordings have a twitchy vitality that remains bracing and fresh years later. The music on Nonsequitur of Silence may belong to a cult, but it’s an important one, acting as the bridge between Big Star and R.E.M., pointing the way to such latter-day popsters as Guided by Voices and the Elephant 6 collective, too. Nevertheless, the best way to think of the Sneakers is not in terms of history, but rather, as a band that produced some brilliant power pop during their brief period together, pure pop that remains purely pleasurable all these years later and has never been better heard than it is here.
Nonsequitur of Silence - Sneakers | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic
After pretty much a 100% Friday that completely destroyed the
odds of a bad Friday 13, I decided to go with some americana
from several time periods, blues too. In a little anticipation of
Ken Burn's Country Music documentary Sunday night (not Sat'd
as I previously mentioned), I had to go with it. The Cowboy Junkies
do Vic Chestnut in a soaring, atmospheric, despairing classic of
songs, the FBB always sounds great, and Farther Along
( a compilation of the first two lps) is one of the better-sounding
of the cd releases, Muddy Waters and Johnny Winter kicked off
the morning with a rousing Mannish Boy, which did more wake-up
damage than the beverage--a great live lp of blues. Java up...
Clapton is the most fantastic of the moderately boring rockers. Put another way, you can be medium boring and very successful so long as you are also fantastic.
This is the one I have now. Yet another original CD that was in my collection chucked for a remaster. I've never done a comparison, so I don't know the issues. But if people are complaining because it doesn't sound like the vinyl, I give that opinion no quarter. I think I had the vinyl at one point! I know I did because I was hard into Moving Pictures and this one before I ever bought a CD.
Anyway, I just put Signals on, my '97 CD rip, and I'm ashamed at how much I'm enjoying it. I really wish I thought this was terrible and unlistenable.
We shall say that he's an exciting rocker that's dull as dirt, or the most excruciatingly boring music with never a dull moment...
He put a reggae beat under "Tears In Heaven" the other night, but didn't really play it as a reggae number. Obviously "Row Jimmy" inspired. What more could one reasonably ask? Clapton is the Jerry-ist of performers bearing no musical resemblance to Jerry.
What I find confusing is that he obviously feels the need to play "Tears In Heaven," but not "Deserted Cities Of The Heart."
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