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

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

  1. Dahabenzapple

    Dahabenzapple Forum Resident

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    My wife likes them
     
  2. Dennis0675

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  3. all24bits

    all24bits Mature Adult

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  4. sami

    sami Mono Rules

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    Like a music reference book, you are.
     
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  5. sami

    sami Mono Rules

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    Uh oh. Billy or the D&C second set?
     
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  6. budwhite

    budwhite Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

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    Re" Eagles

    Of course she does. :agree: They wrote great songs and they sang great and it's excellent road trip music.
    I'm younger than you guys and from the other side of the atlantic. Eagles is not a punching bag over here. They were never overplayed on the radio. Until 1993 we had three radio stations, and all of them were public service. Then commercial radio was alowed. That said, it was not like living in Soviet Russia. Sweden's musical archive is the second greatest in the world after the UK and we always had great DJ's and musical programmers. We were hip for sure though. Every big act toured this land back then.

    I was ten years old when the commercial radio hit and I never liked it much. I hate commercial breaks, both on tv and radio. Always have. And the music sucks and they rotate 30 songs. Public service plays a lot a of crap these days too, but at least they play some good ol songs and classics every day. Something for everyone I guess...
     
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  7. Dennis0675

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    Billy
     
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  8. sami

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    That's why the DVR is one of mankind's greatest inventions, along with EZ-Pass.

    The Eagles weren't really overplayed here until Hotel California, which was bludgeoned to within an inch of its life on rock radio. There are a handful of records that I never need to hear again, and that's one of them. Not a bad record, but when I hear that guitar intro to the title track, a groan is my first thought. I actually kind of like the early records, but haven't heard one in many years.
     
  9. sami

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    Game time call here.
     
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  10. wavethatflag

    wavethatflag The West Coast bzfgt

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    I should let you think so, but really I googled "straight from the heart" because I knew there had to be some schlocky song with that title, and Bryan Adams always delivers.
     
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  11. sami

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    Wow, that comment really cut like a knife.
     
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  12. Dahabenzapple

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  13. wavethatflag

    wavethatflag The West Coast bzfgt

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    I'm watching the Del Fest from above for some good daytime jams. But this is the tune sami named:

    I thought this was cool when I was in junior high or high school, but every song he released after this was, in my opinion, awful. Sort of a first single head fake. Maybe some here saw the signs. I did not.
     
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  14. adamos

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    I watched that documentary (History of the Eagles) on Netflix several years ago and thought it was pretty interesting, especially Part I.
     
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  15. budwhite

    budwhite Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

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    Well, I for one are happy that they still play Hotel California every time I was backpacking in Thailand instead of Avicci.
    Haven't been there in five years but I hope it is the same in the low key places.

    Here's a Thai song that everyone in my crew loved. But the Thai muscians that we talked to hated it. It was their Hotel California and they got requests for it 55 times a day...

    What goes around

     
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  16. budwhite

    budwhite Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

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    It's great. They show two parts of the story. Who was expecting that? Not me.
     
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  17. budwhite

    budwhite Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

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    Listening to Wilco by the way. Started with Being There and is now up to Yankee H.F. Been skipping a lot though, maybe playing five songs from every record or so... That's good. The EP way or something. A quick listen.. but not to quick to get the overall vibe of these three great records.
     
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  18. Dahabenzapple

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    Normally I might post this in the Avant-Garde thread (probably unseen by most of you all)

    The Underflow

    Mats Gustafsson
    David Grubbs
    Rob Mazurek

    recorded live in Athens, Greece on May 31st, 2019

    5 improvised pieces - first time meeting

    Mats on baritone saxophone, flutephone, flute & some LIVE electronics - this is the MAD Swede at his finest yet most restrained. As you might know he’s on my short list of true musical heroes. He’s been improving and innovating for a couple of decades plus - and this one is a doozy.

    hope one day we get some live shows again..

    rare almost pure flute solo about 2/3rds of the way through the program - wow

    Mazurek on Piccolo trumpet, Wooden flute, electronics & his insane voice here and there

    Grubbs (new to me) on guitar

    on the great label Corbett Vs. Dempsey
     
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  19. Dahabenzapple

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    the 4 CD box gives a great taste of Wilco for me. I’ve not been too thrilled with the more recent stuff but through A Ghost is Born is pretty strong stuff to my ears. I like the outtakes sometimes more than the album tracks. Tweedy is best when he’s informal I think
     
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  20. sami

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    What a great label name!
     
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  21. budwhite

    budwhite Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

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    Of course you dig the Ghost is Born, dahaz.... :agree:
     
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  22. budwhite

    budwhite Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

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    I'm up to Jesus inc. on YHF and haven't skipped anything so far. Don't know that I'm going to... What a fantastic record!
     
  23. budwhite

    budwhite Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

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    Love when Tweedy's guitar kick in on "At Least That’s What You Said"
    It's a beautiful thing when someone steps up and take the lead, when that someone is not known for his guitar playing at all.

    The record is A ghost is born from 2004. They lost Jay Bennett a few years before and didn't gain Nels Cline until the next year.
    So Tweedy did the unexpected and played some really cool guitar.
     
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  24. Dennis0675

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    I’m in full festival mode, sticking with the programming.

    although.....Greensky just finished and missing the traveling Mcourys wouldn’t be the worth thing ever.
     
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  25. budwhite

    budwhite Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

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    A friend sent me this. Didn't know what to think...
    But it's better than expected. And every time they sing togehter there is that unmisstaken Band sound that we love so much.

    Manuel looks kinda the same since the Last Waltz but Danko and Helm has aged.

    Manuel takes one of Helm's verses on The Weight. Unexpected to me and very nice!

    Danko does a great It makes no difference I have to say.

    They all sound pretty good actually.
    Helm was always a great live singer(despite his later throat problems), so no worry's there. Danko
    sounds fine, but a bit rough for sure. But still, it's Danko!
    Manuel is way better than I thought.
    And it looks like he has a good time!
    He is featured more here than in The Last Waltz...

    Bless him. Love to see(and hear) him sing!


    1983 Vancouver BC

     
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