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

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

  1. Panama Hotel

    Panama Hotel Forum Resident

    You're welcome.

    For what it's worth, that post was a model of decorum, BAC level notwithstanding. You've summed up the Frank Zappa dilemma very well.
     
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  2. Guitarded

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  3. angelo73

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    'Tangerine' is one of my favourites of theirs. 'Gallows Pole' introduced a teenaged me to the music of Leadbelly and roots of Rock 'n Roll that date back to before 1912, played and sung by a man who was born in 1888 when the average life expectancy of the American male was 39 years. LZ III has never been at the top of my albums list, but 'That's The Way' is such a mesmerising piece that it alone is worth owning that album for .. the rest is icing on a scratch recipe and 'Since I've Been Loving You' is the band's last foray into straight blues .. when I saw Zep live in '77 they played it with all of the fire and ardor with which they laid it down on that album, however that was as far back into their repertoire as they went that evening*. At one point though, Jimmy played the first 13 notes of 'You Shook Me and the crowd uproar grew to such a frightening level, he stopped and the band went into a different song. I'm glad they didn't play it actually ~ sheer pandemonium would have ensued and people would likely have gotten trampled under foot (<- a song which they did play, btw!)
    * correction : I just remembered [Jimmy] did play Black Mountain Side off of LZ I
     
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  4. angelo73

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    'Shakedown Street' for studio,
    but I would start right in with
    concerts, 'Europe '72' is right at.
    'Steal Your Face' is pretty good
    too. Friend, you really can't go
    wrong with GD ~ but the live
    stuff is where the solid action is.

    And, welcome to the camp ! ..
    I guess you .... know why we're here
    :tiphat:
     
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  5. bzfgt

    bzfgt Interesting and Copacetic Denizen

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    Yeah that was my first 12 listens to TMR probably, except picture me as a 98-lb weakling...the first time I listened to it I was on mushrooms and it was still incomprehensible (I think I made it 2/3ds of the way through "Frownland"). It took about 20 years, I started liking it but could only handle 3-song chunks for a while...at some point I started really getting into it, and it helped when I started trying other Beefheart albums into the bargain...probably not an uncommon story (other than perhaps the very long time frame), particularly TMR isn't an album many people tumble for on first listen...

    Honestly though it only took a few times/years to start liking the music, what put me off for a long time was the vocals. They were really the acquired taste (even though I liked Howling Wolf fine)...
     
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  6. bzfgt

    bzfgt Interesting and Copacetic Denizen

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    The Kinks
    The Beatles
    The Who
    The Stones


    But I'm not sure about the latter two, they can switch
     
  7. notesofachord

    notesofachord Where are the prawns?

    Don't forget to listen to the '66 A&M sessions during your Beefheart marathon.

     
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  8. bzfgt

    bzfgt Interesting and Copacetic Denizen

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    Yeah that's a great one. I think this is my absolute favorite from those sessions though:

    Captain Beefheart - Moody Liz (Take 6)
     
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  9. bzfgt

    bzfgt Interesting and Copacetic Denizen

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    The guitars in the last ~minute are transcendent...
     
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  10. bzfgt

    bzfgt Interesting and Copacetic Denizen

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    I was looping DATRS but I'm finally onto Ice Cream for Crow for a while...the Bat Chains are next probably, and as I mentioned I prefer the posthumous original Bat Chain Puller album to all but DATRS of the final four....
     
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  11. bzfgt

    bzfgt Interesting and Copacetic Denizen

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    Those who say this isn't great fib:

     
  12. bzfgt

    bzfgt Interesting and Copacetic Denizen

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  13. US Blues

    US Blues Forum Resident

    Seastones
     
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  14. angelo73

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    Good call !
    Marcus King carries the torch of hope for the future of music .. excellent stuff :thumbsup:
     
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  15. budwhite

    budwhite Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

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    Good live band too!
     
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  16. budwhite

    budwhite Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

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    So me and my pal played LPs all night in his garage.

    Ramble Tamble by Creedence is surely one of the coolest songs ever. Those tempo changes are to die for.
    The studio production and the bands sound was truely amazing and never copied/bested. That rhythm section kills it every time. And the Fogerty brothers guitars oh man :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  17. budwhite

    budwhite Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

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    Why the hell didn't Marty Scorsese used that one in one of his movies
     
  18. bzfgt

    bzfgt Interesting and Copacetic Denizen

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    That one is rather good but I'm still struggling with him a little (although I haven't given him much time). I don't dislike it but there's still something that hasn't clicked. There's an element to this that's almost a little Springsteeny or something...
     
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  19. Jim Walker

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    It's all @bzfgt's fault. I was already for English Rawk Hour, and
    there was his eloquent posting on the Captain, hopelessly steering
    me in another direction, ultimately crashing me into the
    nether plains of nigh.

    I'm recovering this morning with a dose of ECM and a shot of
    New Riders ( Field Trip Anthology 1971-75) for acclimation,
    a wild pair, but it's Saturday and I don't care... oh, and strong
    java gulps for extra fortitude.


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  20. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

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    Desatormentándonos, debut album by Pescado Rabioso, 1972.
     
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  21. Dahabenzapple

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    Simon Nabatov - piani
    Barry Guy - double bass
    Gerry Hemingway - Drums & marimba

    “Luminous”

    Recorded live on 10/30 & 31/2015 in Cologne

    On No Business Records

    Thoroughly abstract and dynamic - Hemingway plays marimba along with his kit and the few times he really explodes on the kit reminds me he is still maybe the most powerful drummer on the planet.

    Stunning recorded sound
     
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  22. Jim Walker

    Jim Walker Forum Resident

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    Holy headwind, contemporary country on a tinny shelf system? It was almost more than I could bear when I read that. A worse fate
    I can't even imagine. But if someone poured a beer in my beer,
    even with Garth Brooks rattling those 2-bit speakers?
    Well... I'd kiss'm.


    NP


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  23. US Blues

    US Blues Forum Resident

    Seastones? I concur!
     
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  24. footlooseman

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    I get it have been an FZ fan for almost forty years was lucky and privileged enough to see him live a few times. Some people like his socio/politico/humour/commentary but most dont i have been hearing it from my significant other for thirty plus years “he is a disgusting sexist pig” or something to that extent. The vocal material doesnt translate well because it mostly has to be taken in the context of its time. I have to admit that early on in my fandom my favorite record was the shut up and play your guitar box it prolly still is as i am a fan of the guitar first and FZ was one of the best.
     
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  25. bzfgt

    bzfgt Interesting and Copacetic Denizen

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    Garth Brooks is "contemporary"? Heh!
     

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