Un-Grateful Thread - What Are You Listening to Instead of the Dead?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Tom H, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. Erik B.

    Erik B. Tighter than Mike Gordon’s jeans

    went through their catalogue recently. Not surprised how much I like a lot of their songs. And for those h8ters, Eagles>The Dude
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  2. Freebird

    Freebird Forum Resident

    Dead and Company - 6/18/2017

    Helluva show.
  3. Erik B.

    Erik B. Tighter than Mike Gordon’s jeans

    For the record, I did give you a like.

    Also :cop:
  4. Happy Birthday Warren Haynes, 60 years young!

    The first full Mule show I saw was shortly after 9/11. Getting to SF and into the Warfield was surreal. But Warren delivered a whole bunch of music that night, with a whole bunch of players. All for twenty bucks, thanks Warren!

    San Francisco, CA
    Warfield Theater
    Comments: with Les Claypool and Chuck Leavell
    1st Set:
    Bad Little Doggie (1)> How Many More Years (1), Thorazine Shuffle (1),
    Greasy Granny?s Gopher Gravy Pt. 1 (2)+> Greasy Granny?s Gopher Gravy Pt. 2 (1)+,
    Tommy The Cat (2+, Shine On You Crazy Diamond (2+, Since I've Been Loving You (1),
    Mule (1)> Don't Call Me n****r, Whitey jam (1)> Mule (1)> Thank You (1)>
    Third Stone jam (1)> Mule (1)
    2nd Set:
    Blind Man In The Dark (3), Lay Your Burden Down (3), Fallen Down (3)>
    The Other One jam (3)> Fallen Down (3), What Is Hip? (4)> Mule tease (4)> What Is Hip? (4),
    Babylon Turnpike (4)+, Compared To What (5), Slow Happy Boys (6)+, Voodoo Chile (7),
    Key To The Highway (6), Tomorrow Never Knows (8), Keyboard intro > Soulshine (9),
    Masters Of War (10)> Rockin' In The Free World (9)
    Revolution (3), Goin' Out West (11)> Big Bottom tease (11)> Goin' Out West (11)
    Setlist Notes:
    (1) Les Claypool on bass;
    (2) Les on bass and vocals;
    (3) Dave Schools on bass;
    (4) Alphonso Johnson on bass;
    (5) Alphonso on bass and Rob Barraco on organ;
    (6) Jack Casady on bass, Pete Sears on piano and Chuck on organ;
    (7) Jack on bass;
    (8) Les on bass and vocals and Rob on organ;
    (9) Dave on bass and Rob on organ;
    (10) just Warren;
    (11) Dave and Jack on bass, Rob on organ, Pete on accordian and Cecil Daniels on sax;
  5. johnnypaddock

    johnnypaddock Forum Resident

    Lowell, MA

    There are so many times I look at a Gov't Mule setlist and can't believe how ridiculous it is. They aren't afraid to go for broke that's for sure. Pure rock stars, through and through.
  6. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

    :laugh::laugh::laugh: I might look a bit compulsive at times, I must admit it.
    It helps to keep me sane during these rough times.
  7. Oliver

    Oliver Bourbon Infused

    Finishing up this one tonight first listen. Still on the
    Sun Ra kick. It's a live album from '66 that very well recorded and runs the gamut from free jazz, hard bop, chants, exotica. Definitely recommended.

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  8. angelo73

    angelo73 ⬚⿻⬚⿻⬚

    Orbiting Sgr A*
    A song of hope, for the future ..

    It's a Beautiful Day
    "White Bird"
    (live O7 July 197O Lenox, MA)
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  9. wlove2372

    wlove2372 Forum Resident


    Cahoots! is Don't Do It one of the greatest rock songs of all time? Can you listen for 5 seconds without shaking your ass?
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  10. Oliver

    Oliver Bourbon Infused

    If ever there was an album you need to be in the mood for to listen to this is it. A masterpiece IMHO.
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  11. Oliver

    Oliver Bourbon Infused

    Listening to some live Lenny Breau streamimg. I'm pretty sure the CD I have of this is a vinyl needledrop crackles and all but it features some great playing...
  12. sami

    sami Mono Rules

    Down The Shore
    Pretty cool when you happen upon a show you were at on YouTube by accident. This was R.E.M. at the height of their powers in June of '84, and Roger McGuinn and Jonathan Richman even joined them for encores. Pretty amazing night.

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  13. sami

    sami Mono Rules

    Down The Shore
    Jonathan Richman!?! I meant John Sebastian. Drinking on Mondays ...
  14. Oliver

    Oliver Bourbon Infused

    That makes 2 of us :edthumbs:
  15. notesofachord

    notesofachord Only the Stones Remain

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  16. Oliver

    Oliver Bourbon Infused

    Joy Division Substance. Favorite song Dead Souls
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  17. cedarbrew

    cedarbrew Forum Resident

    San Francisco
  18. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

    Black Market. Weather Report, 1976.

    In my last Weather Report-related post I praised Ndugu's drumming. By the time the band entered the studio to record their next album, he had left. Bassist Alphonso Jones recommeded Chester Thompson, fresh out of The Mothers of Invention, no less.
    The album starts with the title track, written by Zawinul. As usual in this period of the band, if you like the sound of analog synthesizers, then you're in for a real treat. Layers of keyboards blend exquisitely with Wayne's soprano sax. Chester's drumming is, as those who are familiar with his playing expect, exceptional. Chester has said that there's an edit in the track and from then on, the drummer is Narada Michael Walden (I guess the edit is at 2:17, but I'm not sure), who also does a remarkable job. Alejandro Acuña, the Peruvian percussionist who replaced Alyrio Lima, plays timbales providing the piece a latin flavour. Excellent opener.
    The second track is a Zawinul tribute to his former employer and jazz legend Cannonball Adderley, who had died recently. "Cannon Ball" has the historic particularity of being the first Weather Report track featuring Jaco Pastorious. The recording of the piece actually worked almost as his audition for the band. A very pleasant tune.
    Water sounds and a ship horn introduces another tune by Zawinul: "Gibraltar". An excellent complex piece with many turns, stops and starts. The best track on side 1.
    Side 2 opens with "Elegant People", a Shorter tune. The piece makes justice to its title, as Zawinul's piano playing proves. Wayne takes his tenor sax at the time of his solo, which is almost a rare treat, since his main instrument during this period was the soprano (being one of my all-time favorite tenor sax players, it feels almost like a sin for me!). Once again, the timbales provide a latin atmosphere. The rhythm section is obviously impeccable.
    The following track is a short piece called "Three Clowns", which findes Wayne (autor of the piece) testing the timbral possiblities of a Lyricon, which is a wind synthesizer. Not only a curiosity, but a nice tune too.
    "Barbary Coast" is the first Pastorius composition to be recorded by the band. Jaco is obviously the bassist in this very groovy piece that works almost as an short interlude as well as a hint of things to come in the future of the band.
    The closing track is "Herandnu", written by Alphonso Jones. A terrific tune with a simple yet addictive melody in 11/4 and room for everyone to shine (Wayne on tenor again).

    A very good album. It didn't blow my mind, but only the first two albums by the band did, so it's not a big deal. In hindsight, we can say it's a transitional recording. Alphonso Jones left the band shortly after the sessions to join the group that Billy Cobham and George Duke were putting together (I can't recommend their live album enough). Chester Thompson would start his tenure as Genesis' live drummer. Musicians continued to come and go in the band, except for two of them, of course. But, as you all know, a third vital ingredient in this sonic stew would join to stay, starting a new phase in the history of the band.
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  19. Erik B.

    Erik B. Tighter than Mike Gordon’s jeans

    Like for Elmore, Buddy, Amy and Chick
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  20. DrLunchbox

    DrLunchbox Forum Deadhead #1604

    Hillsborough, NC
    The studio outtake is great but the live version from Rock of Ages is the GOAT version.
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  21. Oliver

    Oliver Bourbon Infused

    Chicago II...hell yeah!
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  22. Erik B.

    Erik B. Tighter than Mike Gordon’s jeans

  23. footlooseman

    footlooseman Forum Resident

    Happy Birthday
  24. notesofachord

    notesofachord Only the Stones Remain


    First listen.

    I’m digging it. The LP sounds great.
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  25. sami

    sami Mono Rules

    Down The Shore

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