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

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

  1. johnnypaddock

    johnnypaddock Forum Resident

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    Lowell, MA
    Guided by Voices - Alien Lanes
    I've been making an effort to get into this band a little more, going through the catalog in order. The albums are usually an interesting listen... Tons of short songs with good melody, but nothing that jumps out and hits you over the head. I like the idea, and the DIY recording philosophy. Nothing too slick, which I love.

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  2. frightwigwam

    frightwigwam Talented Amateur

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    Zappa/ You Are What You Is

    Did the Hot Pockets company have to pay the Zappa estate to adapt this for their jingle?


    "Goblin Girl"
     
  3. warewolf95

    warewolf95 Forum Resident

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    I am not a fan of lofi DIY recordings generally, which sucks because I would be all about GBV otherwise.

    I saw them open for Pearl Jam in 2012 and they had my jaw dropped. Id see them again in an instant if I could! :)
     
  4. Erik B.

    Erik B. Tighter than Mike Gordon’s jeans



    :cop::cop::cop::cop::cop::cop::cop::cop::cop::cop:
     
  5. Erik B.

    Erik B. Tighter than Mike Gordon’s jeans

    Maybe if the people would follow the rules, we wouldn’t have to bust out the cop. Without rules, we only have anarchy.
     
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  6. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

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    (A bad Simpsons episode —like almost every single one in the last twenty years— but I remember this scene anyway).
     
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  7. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

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    No politics, my friend.

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  8. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

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    The vocal arrangements in that song are amazing.
     
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  9. US Blues

    US Blues Undermining Consensus Reality

    I want to be, anarchy!

    ~ Sex Pistols
     
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  10. Erik B.

    Erik B. Tighter than Mike Gordon’s jeans

     
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  11. adamos

    adamos Forum Resident

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    Fleetwood Mac - Heroes Are Hard To Find. Bob Weston was out after apparently having an affair with Mick Fleetwood’s wife. And it’s the last album before Bob Welch left and was replaced with Lindsey and Stevie.

    I like the opening title track, a Christine McVie song. Come A Little Bit Closer and Prove Your Love (also hers) are pretty good too. Lots of Welch songs on the album. I like Born Enchanter and the closing (mostly) instrumental Safe Harbour.
     
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  12. sami

    sami Mono Rules

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    Down The Shore
    Saw them only once myself, during the summer of '87 at Pier 84 in NYC. They were smoking hot at the time from doing the La Bamba soundtrack, and put on a great show with a raucous NYC crowd.
     
  13. frightwigwam

    frightwigwam Talented Amateur

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    "Emaciated Man in His Underwear, Staring into the Distance Whilst Playing with a Nude Child (Front and Profiles)" is one of the strangest album covers on a major label that you'll ever see. Does it seem to fit the music in some way?
     
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  14. adamos

    adamos Forum Resident

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    Indeed! And I’d have to say it doesn’t.
     
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  15. rockinlazys

    rockinlazys Forum Resident

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    Los Lobos is way more to the liking of my wife as in> career spanning interest . I first saw them open for electric Hot Tuna ("more reverb Jorma!") at the BCT somewhere at the end of '83 and they were raw and rocked hard. From there to my way of thinking each proceeding time I saw them, they seemed to spit less fire and I saw them a bunch of times in the 80's and a few times in the 90's...

    Now Playing: Leon- Hank Vol I/ Bad Livers- Dust on the Bible/The 5th Dimension- The Magic Garden
     
  16. johnnypaddock

    johnnypaddock Forum Resident

    Location:
    Lowell, MA
    After some GBV albums, I finally listened to the first two Galaxie 500 albums today after seeing them mentioned many times over the years. The guitar playing is great. Some of the melodic stuff was a little much for my taste, but usually if I stuck through something I didn't like, there would be something really nice that followed. I'll give these another listen for sure, and might try some Luna afterwards.

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  17. Erik B.

    Erik B. Tighter than Mike Gordon’s jeans

  18. US Blues

    US Blues Undermining Consensus Reality

    Is that band named after a mediocre Ford sedan?
     
  19. BMac19

    BMac19 Forum Resident

    Affirmative. That was the best those Harvard nerds could come up with. They probably would've had better luck if they blindly opened a book.
     
  20. US Blues

    US Blues Undermining Consensus Reality

    Belly of the Sun

    Cassandra Wilson
     
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  21. apple-richard

    apple-richard Overnight Sensation

    Early 70s Bell Sound pressing.

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  22. sami

    sami Mono Rules

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  23. US Blues

    US Blues Undermining Consensus Reality

    Upon closer inspection I see you have some Schiit on your shelf. :righton:
     
  24. Oliver

    Oliver Bourbon Infused

    Its funny how when I was younger this was considered a Sgt Pepper wannabee by a lot of music mags. When I finally heard it I loved it. Great album :righton:
     
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  25. sami

    sami Mono Rules

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    It is the psych record that Sgt. Peppers wished it could be.
     

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