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seawolf17
Jun 05 2005 04:15 PM

Just got this one in the mail yesterday:



Good mostly acoustic live set from December 2004, featuring cool covers ("Crazy Little Thing Called Love," "All The Young Dudes," etc.) and some of their recent bigger hits ("I Love You More Than Rock N Roll," "You Wanna Know").

If I get one CPFer to buy a Thunder disc, I've done my job. Will likely forever be one of my Top 5 Bands Of All Time, and it's too bad they've just never hit it big here in the US.

seawolf17
Jun 07 2005 07:40 AM

Today.





(FWIW... new albums from Coldplay, Ringo Starr, and others today, but DT is alone at the top of the list for now.)

Batty31
Jun 07 2005 12:13 PM

OH! Did you hear James Labrie's solo ep yet?????? It's awesome!! I'm listening to it today.

seawolf17
Jun 07 2005 12:19 PM

HELLS YEAH more DT fans on the board.

I listened to LaBrie's album; I guess I was expected a DT album, and it's not. The guitarist kid can really noodle, but I couldn't get into it at all. Too much technical wizardry, not enough oomph.

Batty31
Jun 07 2005 12:30 PM

And I liked it better than DT...I thought it was more "darker and evil" sounding. :wink:

Edgy DC
Jun 07 2005 12:42 PM



Thunder is stealing from the masters.

Willets Point
Jun 07 2005 12:43 PM

Edgy DC wrote:

Thunder is stealing from the masters.


You're trying to provoke me aren't you. :D

Edgy DC
Jun 07 2005 12:45 PM

A little.

Are you trying to provoke me by pointing that emoticon at me?

seawolf17
Jun 07 2005 12:45 PM

Nobody ever said it was a novel concept. I'd still rather listen to Thunder than the Eagles or these guys:

Edgy DC
Jun 07 2005 12:56 PM

Sure, but, um, nobody ever said anybody ever said it was a novel concept.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 07 2005 02:26 PM

This 3-song EP arrived today, and it's on my CD player NOW!!!!!



seawolf17
Jun 09 2005 09:11 AM

I'm relistening to what is probably one of my ten Desert Island discs, Alanis Morissette's "Jagged Little Pill." She gets forgotten quite a bit, but she's my favorite female artist ever, and this album just kicks my ass up and down the block.

She got back together with Glen Ballard and re-recorded the whole disc acoustically; I never know if this is really a good idea or not, but this album is so great, I think it's going to kick my ass just as hard. It's available at [url=http://www.canada.com/entertainment/story.html?id=d202259f-7b98-4e3f-8564-ee6d20fc1457]Starbucks[/url] (yes, Starbucks) next week.

soupcan
Jun 09 2005 09:21 AM

I was just in Starbucks! That's so ironic.

Oh, wait...no it's not.

Edgy DC
Jun 09 2005 09:39 AM

I never know if this is really a good idea or not,

Marketing-wise, it's aces. Artistically, what sadder way is there to confess that you're bankrupt?

Elster88
Jun 09 2005 10:52 AM

Weeeeeeeeeeeee saluuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.

seawolf17
Jun 09 2005 11:22 AM

Willets Point
Jun 09 2005 11:24 AM

"I am the Walrus"

Batty31
Jun 09 2005 11:26 AM

White Zombie-Astro Creep2000

KC
Jun 17 2005 03:58 PM

I dusted off a VHS copy of AC/DC's, Let There Be Rock this afternoon.

God, Bon Scott could s(ing)cream. Angus steals the show, all 5'3" of him and
his big bad ass guitar. I never really embraced the Back in Black forward band.
When I wanna listen to loud grinding music, I pop in If You Want Blood, You've
Got It.

Edgy DC
Jun 17 2005 04:09 PM

My easy-list'nin' g-friend had a misanthropic year back in her twenties she doesn't like to talk about, except among her very intimates. She drove around in a souped up Mustang, dated a small-time hood greaser who was in and out of the pokey, and blasted obnoxious music, showing contempt for the nameless bastards who inhabit this worthless world.

She's put her passion for sociopathic men behind her (I think, I hope), but still fondly recalls her Mustang (when it wasn't broken down) and, she's revealed in the last few days, her AC/DC (but she feels nothing any longer for Maiden). We went on a special shopping trip on Tuesday so she could replace her useless casette copy of Let There Be Rock .

Interestingly enough, it was just a small period of late-seventies Bon-dominate AC/DC her greaseball indoctrinated her with, so I had the honor of introducing her to "THUNDERSTRUCK!" which she admitted was great. I bought that for her also, which is why I played it yesterday during the IGT.

It's her big stoopit semi-misogynistic guilty pleasure, I guess.

MFS62
Jun 17 2005 04:32 PM

That picture looks like he went to the "Tom Jones School of Female Attraction".
Or was he just exeited to see me?

Later

KC
Jun 17 2005 04:32 PM

Did her boyfriend drive an IROC? I'm lending youse the VHS in July, it's a
freakin' high voltage she's got the jack bad boy boogie time stamp.

I may put it on again to piss off KB when she gets home from work.

Edgy DC
Jun 17 2005 04:44 PM

No, her crowd was the strictly pre-bicentennial V-8 Ford/Chevy/Mopar on blocks in the driveway type. She's from Cali and I don't know that she'd know what I was talking about if I said something about an IROC.

According to her still-a-greaseball brother, her drag racing career included going 3-3 with pink slips on the line. I don't really know that woman.

But enough about her, Christ. I've been buying up CD re-issues of Elvis Costello & the Attractions records, with lotsa bonus tracks. Also Borders has a Rock Essentials program, listing a bunch of AOR staples at 20% off, so old baldies can re-bulid their old vynil collections. I just got me some Todd Rundgren at a nice price. It wouldn't have made any difference.

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 17 2005 04:47 PM

Big 'Thunderstruck' fan here too.

AC/DC is one of those bands that my admiration has grown for over the years. I don't necessarily regret being entirely too cool & sophisticated to enjoy it when it was new, but looking back they're better than I ever gave 'em credit for.

They pretty much are what they are, and they're the best at doing just that.

Willets Point
Jun 17 2005 05:22 PM

Look at the unit on that one!

TheOldMole
Jun 18 2005 10:13 AM



Somehow I'd never heard of this guy, though he's been around since the 50s. "Swing" doesn't do justice to him, though he's rooted in swing and Jess Stacy-style piano. His arrangements update swing and bring it into a new era. Highly recommended.

KC
Jun 18 2005 11:39 AM

Who is Tom Jones?

(j/k) whoa a whoa a whoa whoa, talkin' about the little laydee

ScarletKnight41
Jun 18 2005 12:26 PM

I'm listening to a CD to review for the music website where I putter around these days. The problem is that the CD is really nondescript - there's just not much to say about it.

I'll come up with something, but it's a struggle. It's so much more fun writing a review when you really like the music (or, alternatively, if there's something really interesting about it).

ScarletKnight41
Jun 20 2005 10:54 AM

I'm listening to AOL Radio's Prom Songs station. They're playing Lady Marmalade. I cannot imagine the kind of prom they're thinking about.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 20 2005 03:06 PM





I just picked up the remastered version of this, complete with seven bonus tracks. It'll be living in my car for the next several days, I'm sure.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 23 2005 12:27 PM

[url=http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/mraz_jason/videos.jhtml?popThis=popVideo(52642)&_requestid=167038]Jason Mraz[/url]

I'm enjoying listening to Mraz's new single, Wordplay, and I'm looking forward to the release of Mr. A-Z next month.

duan
Jun 24 2005 04:06 PM

i'm listening to U2 who are actually playing in Croke Park, which has to be at least 5 miles away! They must be fucking LOUD

Going tomorrow night, should be fun.

soupcan
Jun 24 2005 04:27 PM

A friend trying to get me 'into' jazz just gifted me three cds - Some early Miles Davis, a John Coltrane disc and a Dave Brubeck disc.

Will give them all some time this weekend but what I've heard so far I like. I suppose I'm middle-aged now so I guess its time I started listening to the Charlie Brown theme music anyway.

As to AC/DC - I like the Back In Black album. Talk about an album that rawks. Hoo-doggy.

What I'm listening to RIGHT NOW is WFAN but the cd of choice in my vehicle is still the new Weezer. I don't know what sluggo's problem was with this album I love it.

KC
Jun 24 2005 04:34 PM

"Shook me all night long" sounds like Bob Seger on crack. I don't hat the
new AC/DC ... I was just into the old version.

Edgy DC
Jun 24 2005 04:53 PM

Back in Black was the first with Brian Johnson replacing the very dead Bon Scott, so a lot will never embrace it. It probably pissed them off more that BiB and it's followup, For Those About to Rock... gave AC/DC the highest profile of their career.

They turned up their old copies of Jailbreak '74 and cursed in their bedrooms.

soupcan
Jun 24 2005 04:56 PM

Suxx for them I think it's great.

KC
Jun 24 2005 05:07 PM

It's a good album, I just wanted to sound like a 'tard talking about the new
AC/DC when the album is twenty-five years old. I really need to get out of
the back of the smoke filled van and on with things sometimes.

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 24 2005 05:25 PM

I'm fairly jazz iIliterate myself. One thing that helped was a few compilations: We have the 5-disc Ken Burns companion collection, which spans 70+ years but has about 100 songs (his documentary was pretty good especially for know-nothings like me). Also, a 4-disc compilation of Blue Note recordings called THE BLUE BOX, which also spans 50 years but makes your whole house sound cool when you put it on.

I also have some Clifford Brown be-boppy stuff from the early 1950s: I knew about him because there was an annual festival in his honor every year in my old town where he grew up. He could play!



KC
Jun 24 2005 05:42 PM

A friend gave me this a couple of years ago as a gift. Funny thing is I men-
tioned this album to Wide's neighbor the other day in an all over the map
music interogation. Good Sunday morning paper music or if you want some-
thing on while banging out some work on a laptop.

KC
Jun 24 2005 06:36 PM

My MFYardird warmup for the MFY's.

seawolf17
Jun 27 2005 10:32 AM



Tesla's "Into The Now." Came out about a year ago, I believe, and it hasn't spent much time out of heavy rotation since then. I had "Miles Away" (a tribute song to a friend of the band who died in the Great White Rhode Island club fire) in my head all morning, so I've had the disc on shuffle all day so far.



Also have Alanis Morissette's "Jagged Little Pill Acoustic" shuffling around... here's a solid review from the Detroit News:

Ten years will do a lot to a person: Ne'er do wells accept responsibility; party-hearty sorority gals become soccer moms; and edgy, scorned Canadian pop stars evolve into earthy hippie chicks who push their albums exclusively at Starbucks. Ironic isn't it? Alanis Morissette's "Jagged Little Pill Acoustic" is an "au natural" revisiting of the cultural zeitgeist that was her 15-million selling 1995 debut. Is it crass? Sure. But credit Morissette with truth in advertising: This is "Jagged Little Pill Acoustic," nothing more, nothing less. The new interpretations offer few surprises, and don't reveal any texture that wasn't already in the songs (though Morissette does change the lyrics of "Ironic" to "it's meeting the man of my dreams, and meeting his beautiful ... husband." Har, har). Plainly put, this is pure opportunism: Ten years and one kinder, gentler "Pill" later, Morissette has one hand in her pocket, and the other counting her enormous stacks of money.

Fact is, I still think this is a nice reworking of one of my favorite albums ever.

Edgy DC
Jun 27 2005 10:35 AM

That's a solid review?

seawolf17
Jun 27 2005 10:46 AM

I mean solid as in "truthful," not as in "good." The reviewer gave it a C; I'd grade it a little higher than that, but the review is right on.

soupcan
Jun 27 2005 04:41 PM

"Edgy scorned Canadian pop stars"?

When exactly did you do this?

Edgy DC
Jun 27 2005 04:50 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Jun 27 2005 05:26 PM

Neil Young, Paul Anka, Chilliwack -- I've got nothing but scorn for the lot of them.

Willets Point
Jun 27 2005 05:22 PM

What about Rush and Moxy Fruvous?

Edgy DC
Jun 27 2005 05:45 PM
Edited 2 time(s), most recently on Jun 27 2005 07:23 PM

Yup. Joni Mitchell, Triumph, Bryan Adams, Snow, The Band -- hate 'em all!

Anne Murray, Blood Sweat & Tears, Bruce Freakin' Cockburn, Steppenwolf -- got no use for 'em!

Remember the early MTV nu-wop band, Doug & the Slugs? Worst act ever on MTV, right? Canadians.

Gino Vanelli? Ciao, you Italo-Canadian poseur. I've got scorn for ye'! Aldo Nova is waiting to form a support group.

Saga? Come on! the guy wore knee pads on stage! Lock him in a cage with Men Without Hats and Allanah Myles. See who comes out. You're going to need more than knee pads, hotshot.

The Guess Who? Guess not!! Their name was a ripoff of the Who, and I hold them in a special little contemptuous part of my brain where I keep G-initialed Canuck musicians, forever consigned with Nick Gilder, Robert Goulet, and Glass Tiger.

It's an ugly little place, but not that bad once you've visited the L-Sector of my anti-Canadian psyche! For that is where Loverboy, Lovin' Spoonful ,and Gordon Lightfood are LLLLumped together. Is there any defense for these offenders? No, there is NOT!

Red Rider, Kick Axe, April Wine, to Hell with you! Worse, to Edmonton!

Celine Dion's OK, though.

seawolf17
Jun 27 2005 06:24 PM

Moxy Fruvous! Hells yeah.

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 27 2005 07:03 PM

OK. April Wine I can see. Loverboy, fine.

Chilliwack? That's whack.

Rockin' Doc
Jun 27 2005 07:13 PM

Edgy DC - "Celine Dion's OK, though."

I was with you most of the way until that one short sentence

seawolf17
Jun 28 2005 02:23 PM



Speaking of Canadians, Steven Page of the Barenaked Ladies has finally released his long-time-coming side project with Stephen Duffy, entitled "Vanity Project." At first listen, it's really exactly what I expected... acoustic guitars, harmonies, quirky lyrics. Any of the Steven-heavy BNL songs would probably fit on this disc easily.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 28 2005 02:33 PM

Dave Koz's Summer 2005 concerts are available [url=http://www.radiokoz.com/]here[/url]. He's the best Smooth Jazz artist out there, and the music just feels like summertime.

Willets Point
Jun 28 2005 02:45 PM

Best Smooth Jazz Artist is one of those phrases that reminds me of World's Tallest Midget. Something about smooth jazz just gets under my skin. No offense though, you can listen to what you like, I'll just have to pass on this recomendation.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 28 2005 02:47 PM

Don't say that until after you've listened to Koz. It's pretty closed minded and dismissive to write off an entire genre without checking out its shining lights.

soupcan
Jun 28 2005 05:54 PM

Man, those Germans sure know how to make cars...

metirish
Jul 08 2005 11:27 PM

On the radio now is "fast Car" by Tracy Chapman,IMO one of the great songs all time..

seawolf17
Jul 10 2005 04:14 PM

A new downloadable track from [url=http://www.thunderonline.com]Thunder[/url] - "I'm A Lucky Man." Not their finest work, but not a throwaway either.

PatchyFogg
Jul 13 2005 11:39 AM

So, Alanis can go down in a theater and have old boyfriends think of her when they're f'ing (Dave Coulier and Felix Potvin, respectively, I'm told), and still be sold at Starbucks. But, if Mr. Springsteen has anal sex with a hooker in Reno.......

By the way, Bruce Cockburn's "Franklin Theme" is a guilty pleasure of mine.

sharpie
Jul 13 2005 11:45 AM

Surprisingly Avril Lavigne escaped Edgy's condemnation.

Edgy DC
Jul 13 2005 11:58 AM

Since that original post, I've swung by the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York to scorn Paul Shaffer, and was delighted to find Ms. Lavigne there and made it twofer.

duan
Jul 18 2005 05:48 PM

Right on the iPod AND the stereo is

63 songs of genius, lots of the auteurs, a few solo bits, and a few from Baader Meinhof but NONE from Black Box Recorder
which is ok cause the 63 there are fantastic.

Seriously if you can pick up the Auteurs albums DO, DO, DO. And similarly with the Black Box Recorder.

Elster88
Jul 18 2005 05:49 PM

Duan's post was the 10,000th article.

Our users have posted a total of 10000 articles
We have 82 registered users
The newest registered user is Valadius

seawolf17
Jul 20 2005 01:34 PM

I'm trying to get into the Tragically Hip. They're not bad. They're somewhere between REM and mid-period Meat Puppets and early Pearl Jam. I think. Or I could be totally wrong. Gordon Downie's voice goes from irritating to mesmerizing, sometimes in the course of the same song. Hard to classify, but the Canadians love these guys.

ScarletKnight41
Jul 20 2005 05:06 PM



I've been waiting for this CD to come out, and there's now a free preview of it at VH1.com. I love Wordplay (the first single). So far the rest of the CD isn't impressing me, but it's pleasant enough and I think it'll grow on me.

metirish
Jul 20 2005 11:13 PM



Hard to miss with this one..

1. Dirty Old Town
2. The Irish Rover
3. Sally MacLennane
4. Fiesta
5. A Pair Of Brown Eyes
6. Fairytale Of New York
7. The Body Of An American
8. Streams Of Whiskey
9. The Sick Bed Of Cuchulainn
10. If I Should Fall From Grace With God
11. Misty Morning, Albert Bridge
12. Rain Street
13. White City
14. A Rainy Night In Soho
15. London Girl
16. Boys From The County Hell
17. The Sunnyside Of The Street
18. Summer In Siam
19. Hell's Ditch
20. The Old Main Drag
21. The Band Played Waltzing Matilda

Edgy DC
Jul 21 2005 08:31 AM

I'd give up "Hell's Ditch" for "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!" in a second.

Not much there from Peace and Love. It's funny. Peace and Love was barely half Shane, and Hell's Ditch, their last album before kicking Shane out, was all Shane. So the former, despite being a better seller and better album, is treated as if it's somehow apocryphal.

ScarletKnight41
Jul 21 2005 11:43 AM

Damn - I've been listening to Mr. A-Z, and it's really disappointing.

Granted, my expectations were high. Waiting For My Rocket To Come was a great debut CD, and Mraz's live Tonight, Not Again is a lot of fun. Plus Wordplay is a really great tune, and I've been having fun with that song for weeks now. But, so far, that's the only song on Mr. A-Z (I love the visual wordplay that the title of the album is on the artist's name) that I've really attached to. The CD isn't horrible, but it isn't stellar. And, frankly, I was expecting stellar.

I'll keep listening to the preview on VH1. I had expected to run out to the store first thing Tuesday to buy this, though, and now I'm not sure about that. Maybe if it's on sale somewhere. But I don't think I'm going to make adding this to the collection the priority that I assumed it would be.

:(

duan
Jul 21 2005 03:23 PM

I dunno; I just think with the pogues that you shouldn't go past listening to Rum, Sodomy & The Lash and If I Should Fall From Grace With God. They're both almost perfect.

Willets Point
Jul 21 2005 03:42 PM

duan wrote:
I dunno; I just think with the pogues that you shouldn't go past listening to Rum, Sodomy & The Lash and If I Should Fall From Grace With God. They're both almost perfect.


Agreed.

Edgy DC
Jul 21 2005 03:45 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Jul 26 2005 07:07 PM

Well, agreed with the last part.

No need to stay away from imperfect.

seawolf17
Jul 22 2005 09:14 AM

ScarletKnight41 wrote:
Damn - I've been listening to Mr. A-Z, and it's really disappointing.

Granted, my expectations were high. Waiting For My Rocket To Come was a great debut CD, and Mraz's live Tonight, Not Again is a lot of fun. Plus Wordplay is a really great tune, and I've been having fun with that song for weeks now. But, so far, that's the only song on Mr. A-Z (I love the visual wordplay that the title of the album is on the artist's name) that I've really attached to. The CD isn't horrible, but it isn't stellar. And, frankly, I was expecting stellar.


I disagree. Admittedly, it's only from one listen, but I think it's a pretty logical next step from "Rocket." He's part pop singer, part easy-listening wannabe, part Weird Al. Or something.

It's a stretch to expect stellar from a guy who hasn't shown the chops yet. It sounds like he's gunning for adult pop radio play with a bunch of these songs, and I don't know that that's a bad thing. "Bella Luna" sounds like a bad Michael Buble song, "O Lover" seems like an outtake from 1985, and "Mr. Curiosity" got cut from Phantom of the Opera for being too dumb.

I enjoyed the lyrics on "Waiting," at least on the upbeat songs (I have no use for the slower stuff on that album - it puts me to sleep). But the parallel songs on this album seem lyrically inane. "Wordplay" references "Remedy" in too much of a "hey! remember me?" fashion, and the only reason it works is that that's the whole point of the song, so he gets points there. But "Geek In The Pink" made me groan, and the album really falls apart from that point.

If you're going to grow as an artist, you need to move on. He might have been better off releasing "Life Is Wonderful" (catchy, but too slow for a leadoff single) or "Please Don't Tell Her" (I like this one, but it's buried at the end of this disc), then using "Wordplay" as a followup. I do enjoy the "Wordplay" video, and Mr. A-Z has a chance to sell some copies, but his moment might have passed.

ScarletKnight41
Jul 22 2005 09:20 AM

You see, I was looking at Mr. A-Z more as a follow up to Tonight, Not Again than to Rocket. That was a really good live album, with songs that don't appear on either of the studio releases, and it showed some chops. Mr. A-Z is a step back from that.

OE - your line about Mr. Curiosity sounding like it was cut from Phantom for sounding too dumb is priceless <g>

ScarletKnight41
Jul 26 2005 06:40 PM

I will say this - the VH1.com free preview of Mr. A-Z (which, surprisingly, is still available today. I was sure it would be over on the release date) has given me familiarity with the songs. Even though my basic impression of the album hasn't changed, I'm enjoying a lot of the individual songs much better based on familiarity (specifically, Clockwatching, which I'm listening to right now).

I think that Mraz was trying too much to be what he's not on this album - jazzy, opera-y, choir-y, etc. Hopefully in his next CD he'll go back to doing the kind of songs that he does best.

seawolf17
Jul 29 2005 06:32 AM

Yet another example of why I love the "Play Any Track" feature on my mp3 player... last night on the way home it gave me:

Bon Jovi - "Thank You For Loving Me"
Kaiser Chiefs - "Every Day I Love You Less And Less"

back to back. Funny.

Willets Point
Jul 29 2005 09:48 AM

I've been listening to Fountains of Wayne "Utopia Parkway" and "Welcome Interstate Managers" on reccomendation of a friend. It's pure bubble gum pop, which is okay (the Ramones made it work) but I'm still not sure if I like it yet. Their sound is an uncomfortable place between The Stone Roses and Nsync. I like the New York/Long Island references though.

Rockin' Doc
Jul 29 2005 01:00 PM

I gotta say, I'm a fan of both Utopia Parkway and Welcome Interstate Managers. Pop/rock music with hooks that just grab you. It's somewhat amazing to me that they don't receive more air play and ultimately a wider audience.

Johnny Dickshot
Jul 29 2005 01:25 PM

I'm off today and now blasting 'Interstate' -- great suggestion.

Gotta love the whispered repeats in Stacy's Mom ('spot over there' ... 'business trip' ... etc. Great lo-fi effect)

Gold, Jerry. Gold.

OlerudOwned
Jul 29 2005 02:00 PM

Elster88
Aug 05 2005 02:35 PM

The theme song to Magnum, P.I.

ScarletKnight41
Aug 10 2005 04:47 PM

AOL Radio now has a huge number of XM Radio stations available. Where is that listing of which station is which?

Lundy
Aug 10 2005 07:32 PM

Don't know how it's organized on AOL, but this is the official channel listing, and descriptions of the channels:

http://www.xmradio.com/programming/full_channel_listing.jsp?sort=number

[url=http://www.xmmonitor.com/played/search]This link[/url] will let you search for an artist, and let you know what channel they're played on.

ScarletKnight41
Aug 10 2005 08:17 PM

Very cool. Thanks :)

seawolf17
Aug 13 2005 09:37 AM



Hey IP! A new Jason Mraz song! He absolutely channels Freddie Mercury on his version of "Good Old Fashioned Loverboy." Some of the rest of these are throwaways, as a lot of tribute albums are, but some of these bands did some neat things with some great songs. I dig how Breaking Benjamin rocked out "Who Wants To Live Forever," and although I'm not a fan of either of them, Joss Stone made "Under Pressure" her own, and Eleven and Josh Homme really sludged up "Stone Cold Crazy."

Queen had some great stuff.

ScarletKnight41
Aug 13 2005 12:03 PM

Cool - thanks seawolf.

That's the thing - Mraz really does have talent. That's why Mr. A-Z was such a disappointment.

Johnny Dickshot
Aug 16 2005 01:27 PM

This Thursday I'm going to pop in on The Rudds' show in NYC to determine if they are as spectacular in real life as they sound on their single from their new album.

I pumped these fellas here a few months ago.

[url]http://www.Therudds.net[/url] Free download to download: "Something Great."

Rockin' Doc
Aug 16 2005 10:19 PM



Out Of State Plates is the latest release by the Long Island pop/rock quartet Fountains of Wayne. It is a specially priced double CD containing a collection of previously unreleased originals, b-sides, and covers. I picked it up last night at the local Best Buys for $12.95.

Out of State Plates is a diverse collection of musical styles and influences, but the sound is unmistakably that of Fountains of Wayne. The simple hooks that grab you and keep you humming along for the next few days are still in ample supply on this collection of songs. There are some real gems here, "Maureen" will rock you while "I Know You Well" offers pensive lyrics and vocal harmonies layered over acoustic guitars that are so familiar from their earlier work. "The Girl I Can't Forget" is a radio ready hit waiting for a shot at the airwaves. "Baby I've Changed" is a love song with an edge.

Like so many double CDs, there are a few throw away tracks here. There is more than enough good material here to have made another stellar single album, but the band apparently wanted to empty their musical vault. So we end up with a two CD collection that is somewhat uneven in quality and consistancy, but still a bargain when sold for less than most single CD's.

To quote one review I read, "This well-timed potpourri establishes both how hard it is to turn out material worthy of Utopia Parkway and Welcome Interstate Managers and how often Chris Collingwood and Adam Schlesinger come close."

seawolf17
Aug 16 2005 10:31 PM

Two things I'm currently digging... one new, one old:



Spoon's "Gimme Fiction" - These guys have been around for a while; I have a "SPOON" sticker among the memorabilia from my old college radio days. I don't remember any of their older stuff -- I believe this is album #5, and their last one, "Kill The Moonlight," got some pretty good press, IIRC -- but I'm enjoying this latest album. Interesting piano licks, unusual orchestration, melodies that go from haunting to pop, it's almost Lennonesque.



Neurotic Outsiders - Combine one part Sex Pistols, two parts GNR (with a splash of The Cult), and one part Duran Duran. Shake.

OlerudOwned
Aug 16 2005 10:56 PM

Pixies. Lots of Pixies.

Edgy DC
Aug 20 2005 04:24 PM

How about that Garth Brooks --- signing a deal to exclusively sell his mediocre music at WalMart?

The press release includes the sentence "Brooks' hits include 'Friends in Low Places,' 'Shameless' and 'Longneck Bottle'."

Those first two seem highly appropriate. Really bad precedent.

ScarletKnight41
Aug 20 2005 04:25 PM

Hey - you're talking about our third baseman there. The 2000 spring training rookie of the year!

seawolf17
Aug 26 2005 03:41 PM



Hey! A new Bon Jovi song! And it sounds exactly like every other single they've released in the past ten years! At least the song they keep releasing over and over is good. This one's called "Have A Nice Day."

Why, you wanna tell me how to live my life?
Who, are you to tell me if it’s black or white?
Mama, can you hear me? Try to understand.
Is innocence the difference between a boy and a man.
My daddy lived the lie, it’s just the price that he paid.
Sacrificed his life, just slavin’ away.

Ohhh, if there’s one thing I hang onto,
It gets me through the night.
I aint gonna do what I don’t want to,
Im gonna live my life.
Shining like a diamond, rolling with the dice,
Standing on the ledge, show the wind how to fly.
When the world gets in my face,
I say, Have A Nice Day.
Have A Nice Day

Take a look around you, look its what he sees.
We’re living in a broken home of hopes and dreams,
Let me be the first to shake a helping hand.
Everybody, pray enough to take a stand,
I knocked on every door, on every dead end street,
Looking for forgiveness,
what’s left to believe?

Ohhh, if there’s one thing I hang onto,
It gets me through the night.
I aint gonna do what I don’t want to,
Im gonna live my life.
Shining like a diamond, rolling with the dice,
Standing on the ledge, show the wind how to fly.
When the world gets in my face,
I say, Have A Nice Day.
Have A Nice Day.

Guitar Solo

Ohhh, if there’s one thing I hang onto,
It gets me through the night.
I aint gonna do what I don’t want to,
Im gonna live my life.
Shining like a diamond, rolling with the dice,
Standing on the ledge, show the wind how to fly.
When the world gets in my face,
I say, Have A Nice Day.
Have A Nice Day.
Have A Nice Day.
Have A Nice Day.
Have A Nice Day.

When The world keeps trying, to drag me down,
Ive gotta raise my hands, gonna stand my ground.
Well I say, Have A Nice Day.
Have A Nice Day
Have A Nice Day

seawolf17
Aug 31 2005 09:45 AM

Okay, I'll say it. Kelly Clarkson absolutely kicks my ass all over the place. First of all, no matter how many times I hear "Since You've Been Gone," I still turn it up and rock out. Second, even though she was trying way too hard with the screaming at the VMAs, her voice is excellent. Third, she's hot.



And I am SO excited about this fall's new music. Releasing albums soon:

Def Leppard - Yeah! (covers album)
Aerosmith - Rockin The Joint (live in Vegas)
Bon Jovi
Live - Songs From Black Mountain (their last album was their best)
The Darkness (their last album was GREAT)
Jet
Everclear
Red Hot Chili Peppers
My Chemical Romance

AND, as if that's not enough, MTV is bringing back "Unplugged." Alicia Keys is first -- it airs next month -- but I hope it's the beginning of a much longer engagement.

ScarletKnight41
Aug 31 2005 09:59 AM

Ugh - I HATE Kelly Clarkson. She's ubiquitous and melodramatic.

Rotblatt
Aug 31 2005 12:35 PM

For all you hipsters out there, Clap Your Hands And Say Yeah are pretty goddamn awesome. They're a Brooklyn-based band who aren't signed on a major label (yet) but their CDs are available in some of the trendier little music stores.

And they rule.

Track 6, "My Yellow Country Teeth," has been in my head for the better part of two weeks and I rather like it there.

Indie rock is probably a better classification than hipster music--driving beats and a clear musical arc in pretty much all their songs along with some interesting lyrics. I suppose a raw David Byrnes is a decent comparison in terms of vocals--can be a bit grating, but after a few listens, it'll grow on you.



Another recent fave is Joanna Newsom (celtic harp, wailing, plaintive voice--more indie music).

Edgy DC
Aug 31 2005 12:45 PM

"Indie rock," like it's cousin "alternitive rock" has been a meaningless category for sometime now.

Let's define music with musical terms, not with marketing terms.

OlerudOwned
Aug 31 2005 12:54 PM

Edgy DC wrote:
"Indie rock," like it's cousin "alternitive rock" has been a meaningless category for sometime now.

Let's define music with musical terms, not with marketing terms.
*Applause*
Everytime I hear 'indie' used as a style of music I want to cry. And most "indie" bands I hear (especially living in central NJ) suck goat.With that said, here's what i've been into recently

-Sonic Youth
-Death From Above 1979 (very, very catchy group from canada. Just bass, drums, and keyboard, but they make it work. Heavy, but almost dancable music. And they have porn moustaches)
-Buddy Guy (cant go wrong with the blues)

Rotblatt
Aug 31 2005 01:19 PM

Edgy DC wrote:
"Indie rock," like it's cousin "alternitive rock" has been a meaningless category for sometime now.

Let's define music with musical terms, not with marketing terms.


But they're so convenient! Coming up with actual comparisons is so much work!

Thankfully, Pitchfork does it for me. But now their damn site is down. Anyway, here's the URL for their review:

www.pitchforkmedia.com/record-reviews/c/clap-your-hands-say-yeah/clap-your-hands-say-yeah.shtml

Basically, they gave it 9 out of 10 stars and drew compairsons to the Talking Heads, Neutral Milk Hotel, Yo La Tengo & I think the Arcade Fire as well.

They probably have a Joanna Newsom review on there as well.

OlerudOwned
Aug 31 2005 01:23 PM

Speaking of bands rated 9 or better on Pitchfork, Sleater-Kinney is starting to grow on me. I'm such a lesbian.

Johnny Dickshot
Sep 03 2005 05:31 PM

Worked refinishing all our furniture this afternoon playing "S" alphabetically through iTunes. Highlights:









KC
Sep 04 2005 11:00 AM

Wow, another Cranepooler owns the Neurotic Outsiders CD? I love the
Janie Jones cover. Seawolf's like my new favorite poster.

I hooked the turntable this morning.

R.E.M - Green
Generation X - Generation X - Hey Greenday, dookie this!
Beatles - Meet the Beatles
The Clash - Give 'em Enough Rope

KC
Sep 04 2005 11:52 AM

Ramones - Road to Ruin
Pink Floyd - Meddle (one of these day I'm going to cut you into little pieces)

Edgy DC
Sep 04 2005 09:21 PM

Green Day is more Buzzcocks to me.

Dick at Championship Vinyl thinks they're more Clash meets Stiff Little Fingers. I don't hear that at all.

Frayed Knot
Sep 04 2005 10:30 PM

I'm giving 'Blown to Smithereens' a spin right now.


She had hair like Jeanie Shrimpton back in nineteen-sixty-five

KC
Sep 05 2005 10:14 AM

>>>Green Day is more Buzzcocks to me.<<<

I guess. I'm not familiar with Stiff Little Fingers.

Edgy DC
Sep 05 2005 09:19 PM

]I guess. I'm not familiar with Stiff Little Fingers.


Well, don't let on about that around Championship Vinyl or Barry might chase you out.

New observation: Jackson Browne's cover of Warren Zevon's "Poor Poor Pitiful Me" sounds like AC/DC lite.

A Boy Named Seo
Sep 05 2005 11:43 PM

"Emoh" by Lou Barlow (from Sebadoh) features a bunch of really good, sometimes silly acoustic folk sounding songs including a bang-up cover of "Round 'N Round" by freaking Ratt. I had "Out of the Cellar" on vinyl when I was a kid.



That Lou Barlow album's on the Merge Records label, the same outfit that puts out the Spoon albums. Someone else mentioned "Gimme Fiction". That thing is great. I gobbled up their entire back catalog after hearing this album and they're quickly becoming one of my favorites. Hard rocking, cool song writing and structuring, lotsa hooks.



I'm also listening to "The Chocolate Milk Song" by some guy who calls himself Scribble Monster. My 4-year old nephew loves that song and I haven't been able to get it out of my head for a week. I just ordered it for him. I did not get myself a copy.

Scribble Monster:



My nephew and I all hopped up on chocolate milk:

Spacemans Bong
Sep 06 2005 02:39 AM

Edgy DC wrote:
Green Day is more Buzzcocks to me.

Dick at Championship Vinyl thinks they're more Clash meets Stiff Little Fingers. I don't hear that at all.

Wouldn't Clash meeting SLF be...the same band? I'm being a bit harsh on SLF, but they've always been Clash Junior to me.

seawolf17
Sep 07 2005 12:43 PM

Good stuff coming through the pipeline:

First, the new single from [url=http://www.franzferdinand.co.uk/]Franz Ferdinand[/url] is called "Do You Want To," channeling 1984 like never before. The video looks like it was made in 1984 as well.

[url=http://www.nickelback.com/]Nickelback[/url] is back with their single "Photograph," which is neither a cover of the Def Leppard song nor a thematic ripoff of Warrant's "Heaven," although it does fall somewhere in the middle.

The other new song that's currently piquing my interest is "Welcome Home," the latest from [url=http://www.coheedandcambria.com/]Coheed & Cambria[/url]. I tried their last album, but found the singer too whiny. He's still whiny, but instrumentally, the single is somewhere between Metallica and Rush, and the whine really works. The new album is rather self-indulgently titled "Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV Volume One: From Fear Through The Eyes Of Madness." I'm definitely curious.

Valadius
Sep 07 2005 01:00 PM

Eagles - Life in the Fast Lane

Edgy DC
Sep 07 2005 01:06 PM

Spacemans Bong wrote:
Wouldn't Clash meeting SLF be...the same band? I'm being a bit harsh on SLF, but they've always been Clash Junior to me.


You're going to have talk to Dick.

Elster88
Sep 22 2005 11:09 AM

You're falling back to meeeeeee
The style that I caaan seeeeeeeeee
I know you're out there, somewhere out there.
You're falling out of reeeeeeach.
Defying graviteeeeeeeeee
I know you're out there, somewhere out there.
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Elster88
Sep 22 2005 12:38 PM

Ah here comes my favorite part...

Elster88
Sep 22 2005 12:39 PM

FIRE

WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE SALUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Elster88
Sep 22 2005 12:46 PM

I was surprised how much I like Boston's Greatest Hits CD, which was a recent pick up. They're a little before my time. I think Peace of Mind is my favorite from that CD, and that along with three others have so far earned the coveted award of being loaded onto Elster88's iPod. I hope to listen to them during my next error-free games streak.
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Edgy DC
Sep 22 2005 12:51 PM

Boston is to Edgy DC as the Eagles are to Willets Point

Elster88
Sep 22 2005 01:38 PM

How does Willets feel about the Eagles?
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Edgy DC
Sep 22 2005 01:45 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Sep 22 2005 02:28 PM

Adversarial. Antipathic.

Elster88
Sep 22 2005 01:52 PM

I'm sorry that you feel that way, I've been pleased with my purchase.
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Edgy DC
Sep 22 2005 02:12 PM

Please don't be. It's likely my problem. And Boston's. Not yours.

sharpie
Sep 22 2005 02:21 PM

I have the same problem that Edgy and Willets do with the respective bands.

Frayed Knot
Sep 22 2005 03:38 PM

Boston's Greatest Hits?????

Is there like actually something on it that would make say those folks that have the 1st album buy this one too?

seawolf17
Sep 24 2005 04:50 PM



I haven't had a band kick my ass from top to bottom with a CD like this since "American Idiot." I don't know what it is about it; Claudio Sanchez's voice is nails on chalkboard at times, and I can't for the life of me figure out the story, even after reading through the lyrics along with the disc twice...

But I just can't get this disc out of my CD player. I relistened to their second disc, and it doesn't grab me quite as hard; their first one is on its way from the library, so we'll see how it is also. But I'm impressed with "Good Apollo."

Sanchez released a graphic novel along with this disc, and I suppose it would explain a lot of my confusion. I don't know much of graphic novels, but if I saw it somewhere, I might pick it up.

Johnny Dickshot
Sep 27 2005 08:42 AM

Audioslave: "Doesn't Remind Me"

When I first recalled hearing Chris Cornell sing ("Goin Hungry" by Temple of the Dog) I laughed, thinking it was so old-school. But man, he's got great rawk pipes.

This song has to be in the running for best single, 2005. I don't know many other candidates however.

PS: Boston's first album is a beautiful-sounding record and has moved beyond the "guilty pleasure" category for me. I hardly ever play the record but whenever I hear a cut on the radio I like it.

Methead
Sep 27 2005 11:13 AM

www.radioparadise.com

We've been streaming this at the office for a while. Very cool, and it's introduced me to lots of music I never would have taken the initiative to seek out.

Their site was hacked the other day, but the stream still works. Normally they have a page that shows what they've played for the past 6 hours.

Willets Point
Sep 27 2005 12:13 PM

Edgy DC wrote:
Boston is to Edgy DC as the Eagles are to Willets Point


Actually my problem is not so much that I dislike the Eagles as that they are hyped as one of the greatest bands of all time (and thus overplayed) when I feel they are just average. If people just listened to the Eagles instead of forcing them down my throat I probably wouldn't have a problem.

Elster88
Sep 27 2005 12:15 PM

Frayed Knot wrote:
Boston's Greatest Hits?????

Is there like actually something on it that would make say those folks that have the 1st album buy this one too?

Dunno. It's the only Boston CD I have.
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ScarletKnight41
Sep 27 2005 06:18 PM

[url=http://barenakedladies.com/holidays/]The Barenaked Ladies' Christmas/Chanukah CD[/url] comes out on Oct. 5. I think I'm frightened at the thought of it.

Spacemans Bong
Sep 28 2005 01:10 AM

Whippin' Post, Allman Brothers Band

With that fantastic "fuck off" Berry Oakley bass line to open the song.

seawolf17
Sep 28 2005 02:37 PM

ScarletKnight41 wrote:
[url=http://barenakedladies.com/holidays/]The Barenaked Ladies' Christmas/Chanukah CD[/url] comes out on Oct. 5. I think I'm frightened at the thought of it.

Actually, it came out last year; that's an old site. All in all, not their best work. I'm a big fan, but there's waaaaaaaaaaay too much filler on this disc.

I'll second the call on Audioslave; I pimped the disc right when it came out, and I actually listened to it today on my way from New London up here to Killingly (and it'll be in there all the way to South Windsor tonight).

OlerudOwned
Oct 03 2005 06:11 PM

The Giraffes: Brooklyn's Finest Sleavy Metal Band


[url]http://www.thegiraffes.com/newbio.htm[/url][/url]

KC
Oct 04 2005 07:57 PM

Got the Cream video from May 2005 Royal Albert Hall today.
I Couldn't wait. I was going to get it after seeing them
later this month opening night at MSG.

Clapton is everything one would expect, Jack and Ginger
are way tight - this ain't no money grubbing 60's band -
if they play like this.

OE: can any CPFr's play the harmonica?

TheOldMole
Oct 04 2005 09:04 PM

John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk live at Carnegie Hall, just discovered after 50 years.

seawolf17
Oct 04 2005 09:50 PM

I played the harmonica a bit when I sang in my band in high school, but not terribly well. We did include a harmonica solo in one of the songs we wrote, though, which was then ripped off -- almost exactly -- by Blessid Union Of Souls' "Hey Leonardo". We decided not to sue.

(I'm just kidding. It was remarkably close to my harmonica lick, but (a) maybe five people heard our song, and (b) it's not like I was channeling John Popper or anything.)

ScarletKnight41
Oct 07 2005 09:27 AM



This comes out on Tuesday, but there's a free preview available at vh1.com. I'll probably pick up a copy -- I enjoyed his debut CD, twentysomething, and so far Catching Tales is a good listen. Nice, mellow, and a bit jazzy piano-based music.

MFS62
Oct 07 2005 12:48 PM

I'm listening to the roar of the rain hitting the roof.
No way they'll be able to play at the Stadium tonight if it keeps up like this.

Later

Willets Point
Oct 07 2005 12:54 PM

I have my iPod on random and it played "Not Fade Away" by the Rolling Stones followed by "Iko Iko" by the Neville Brothers. It occurred to me that those two songs would have been an entire set a Grateful Dead concert.

cooby
Oct 12 2005 08:46 AM

My daughter burned me a CD of Charlie Brown holiday songs and I have been listening to it a lot (the cat likes it too)

Some of them are Great Pumpkin Waltz, =red]Christmas =red]Time is Here, =green]Hark the Herald Angels Sing, and =indigo]Skating (my favorite)

I love that girl...

Edgy DC
Oct 12 2005 09:18 AM

I pick up the harp from time to time. It takes me a week or two to learn again. And even then I can only play crappy blues improvs.

I got the look down though.

I have a harmonica from Johnny Cash.

Johnny Dickshot
Oct 14 2005 09:58 PM

Have any of you guys heard these guys (and girls?). Wow. I apparently slept through the first 2 records, may have to go back and investigate.

There's a whole atmospheric artsy 60s pop thing happening (Kinks, Simon & Garfunkel, ELO) quirky, sweet melodies, dynamite chick vocalist, record sounds great. Good.

A Boy Named Seo
Oct 17 2005 01:00 AM

I've got 3 of theirs and don't love any of them as much as I thought I would. But then I heard these guys and thought they're like the New Pornographers, except good. I think you'd like them a lot.



Also listening to the new Ryan Adams album. It's his second full release this year with his new band The Cardinals. Both releases (Cold Roses) and this one are great, but I like this one even more. Unabashedly country. This guy has a notorious (well-earned I've heard) reputation for being just a real prick, but he's a super writer of songs.

Johnny Dickshot
Oct 17 2005 09:36 AM

I'll check out the Mates of State but don't harsh my pornography buzz, man.

I listed to that record all weekend long. The lyrics don’t appear to make any sense but the songs are absolutely killer.

I command all the cranes in the pool to download “Twin Cinema” or “Jackie, Dressed in Cobras” ... NOW!!!!

seawolf17
Oct 18 2005 10:51 PM

They're [url=http://www.myspace.com/thedarkness]baaaaaaaaack[/url]...



‘One Way Ticket To Hell… And Back’ is a big f**k-off rock album about faith lost and restored, and about love lost and found. The Darkness really didn’t have any choice but to make a record this good. The stakes were too high and the sheer, superhuman feat of pulling it back from the edge (an effort that would most likely kill any lesser band stone-dead) has done nothing but steel their resolve and drive them to make what had to be - and is - the finest rock album of the past twenty years…their debut aside, of course.

'One Way Ticket To Hell... And Back' In Stores on November 29th!

seawolf17
Oct 18 2005 10:55 PM

Oh, and "My Humps," the latest Black Eyed Peas single.

Whatcha gonna do with all that junk
all that junk inside your trunk

I'ma get get get get you drunk
get you love drunk off my hump
my hump my hump my hump my hump my hump
my hump my hump my hump my lovely little lumps

And move my hump
my hump my hump my hump my hump my hump my hump
my hump my hump my hump my hump my lovely lady lumps
my lovely lady lumps my lovely lady lumps
In the back and in the front


Hey, the Black Eyed Peas put their pants on just like the rest of you, one leg at a time... but once their pants are on, they make gold records.

Willets Point
Oct 19 2005 10:30 AM



Not too shabby if you like traditional Irish music.

silverdsl
Oct 19 2005 03:05 PM

Blue Man Group. Been listening to their album "The Complex" quite a bit over the past week.

seawolf17
Oct 24 2005 04:56 PM



Yet another plug for Britain's finest rock band, Thunder. "[url=http://www.thunderonline.com/thundernew/discography/7th/sixshooter.html]Six Shooter[/url]," a six-track EP that grew out of fan demand, was released this week. It includes three live versions of songs from their latest album, "[url=http://www.thunderonline.com/thundernew/discography/7th/]The Magnificent 7th[/url]"; a live cover of "Stay With Me Baby" from their annual Christmas extravaganza; an extended mix of "Fade Into The Sun"; and the previously-available-only-via-download "I'm A Lucky Man".

As always, it's criminal that these guys can't catch a break here in the States.

Elster88
Nov 03 2005 04:47 PM

I would stand in line for this....
There's always room in life for this...
OH Baby
OH Baby
Then it fell apart
It fell apart
OH Baby
OH Baby
Like it always does
It ALways does

ScarletKnight41
Nov 09 2005 06:25 PM



Louisiana native Marc Broussard just released this EP in order to benefit Hurricane Katrina victims.

Methead
Nov 10 2005 01:01 PM

A couple contemporary bands I've recently started listening to a little bit are Sigur Ros and Deerhoof.

I've also been dabbling in some late '60s / early '70s era Miles Davis albums (Bitches Brew, On The Corner, Agartha), as well as some Sun Ra stuff from the same period.

Just listened to a Ravi Shankar album from 1956 called Three Ragas.

seawolf17
Nov 10 2005 06:02 PM

I keep hearing a live version of "Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights)" on the radio, but I don't know how old it is -- if it's the old Pat Travers version -- or some new cover. Either way, it's pretty catchy, if sloppy.

seawolf17
Nov 15 2005 05:36 PM

I pulled out a six-disc "box set" I made of great songs from my old college radio days to take on the road this week... I'm having a great time listening to what is really a bizarre combination of alt-rock classics from 1993-97. Some of them made it (Beck, DMB), and some are cult favorites (Pavement, Blur) -- but most didn't quite cut the mustard (Lowest Of The Low, Lucas, the Odds, Whale, Geggy Tah, Fluf, etc.). Either way, it's good times.

ScarletKnight41
Nov 16 2005 03:34 PM



I'm previewing this on VH1.com. I'm not sure whether I'm going to buy it. I like John Mayer in general, but I prefer his adult alternative music to his blues.

Willets Point
Nov 16 2005 03:40 PM

I've gotten hooked on Freezepop who could be mistaken for an 80's new wave band, but are creative enough to not be retro throwbacks. They call their music synthpop (as if rock n roll needed another genre). Lots of songs are available for download on the webstite. I'm particularly fond of "Bike Thief" and "Lazy".

sharpie
Nov 18 2005 04:35 PM

Well, not what I'm listening to right now but not sure where else this fit:


Stuart Jeffries
Wednesday May 7, 2003


Guardian
Gone are the bad old days when we had rubbish prime ministers like Margaret Thatcher who, in all seriousness, chose the Beverley Sisters' version of How Much is That Doggie in the Window as her favourite song. Instead, we are fortunate enough to have a prime minister who is both sexy and cool. Sexy? "He is every woman's favourite shape, 6ft tall, good shoulders, lean hips, weighing just under 13 stone, less than he did 10 years ago," drools Valerie Grove this week in an exclusive interview with Tony Blair for Saga magazine to celebrate his 50th birthday. Cool? "Every so often, I feel I should graduate to classical music, properly," the PM tells doe-eyed Valerie. "But the truth is, I'm more likely to listen to rock music. I listen to what the kids play."


But what exactly does the snake-hipped sexpot dig, rock music-wise? Mark Ellen, who 33 years ago played with the prime minister in the Oxford student band Ugly Rumours, disclosed on Radio 4's Today programme yesterday that Blair still loves Free and King Crimson. Free, you may recall, were a bunch of snake-hipped rockers responsible for such unapologetic stompers as All Right Now. King Crimson were of a different stamp. Their lead guitarist Robert Fripp often used to play live sitting down. Their lyricist Pete Sinfield had Wagnerian pretensions and deployed in verse an analysis of the human psyche that drew heavily on the work of Melanie Klein.


And yet it is one of King Crimson's songs that still weighs heavily on the prime minster. "I saw him not long ago and we spent about 20 minutes talking about the music we listened to at college," said Ellen. "We were talking about 21st Century Schizoid Man, which had an incredible guitar solo in the middle of it."


The track 21st Century Schizoid Man is the first on the 1969 album In the Court of the Crimson King, a record that bears responsibility for launching the progressive rock movement in all its misguided pomp, Tolkienesque noodling and sonata-form mellotron solos.


Sinfield's lyric for 21st Century Schizoid Man has a prophetic tenor that will be familiar to students of Blake and Orwell:


"Cat's foot iron claw/ Neuro-surgeons scream for more/ At paranoia's poison door./ 21st century schizoid man.


Blood rack barbed wire/ Politicians' funeral pyre/ Innocents raped with napalm fire/ 21st century schizoid man.


Death seed blind man's greed/ Poets' starving children bleed/ Nothing he's got he really needs/ 21st century schizoid man.


You can't tell me that the second verse isn't a prophetic critique of war in Iraq, nor that the third isn't a similarly insightful prediction of the paranoid-schizoid politician of the current century who has adopted, just as Klein envisaged, patterns of thought and experience characterised by blame, scapegoating, idealisation, persecution and other distorted perceptions. This much is suggested on Sinfield's website ( www.songsouponsea.com/Promenade/ ).


Yesterday, Sinfield could not be contacted to provide support for these interpretations, but it should be noted that he is a lyricist who likes to make gnomic political pronouncements. For instance, Sinfield wrote the words to Bucks Fizz's early 80s hit The Land of Make Believe, and recently claimed that the line "Something nasty in your garden, waiting, till it can steal your heart ..." should be taken as having an anti-Thatcherite message.


But it's the guitar solo in the song that is more important to Blair. It is howling, angular, eerie, and lots of other words that one wouldn't have thought applied to the prime minister. It is also very difficult to play. In a rewarding discussion of the solo in the May 1974 edition of Total Guitar magazine, Robert Fripp was asked how he played the very fast bits. "It's all picked down-up. The basis of the picking technique is to strike down on the on-beat and up on the off-beat. Then one must learn to reverse that. I'll generally use a downstroke on the down-beat except where I wish to accent a phrase in a particular way or create a certain kind of tension by confusing accents, in which case I might begin a run on the upstroke." Right.


Sadly, we couldn't contact Fripp yesterday to get more playing tips to pass on to the premier.


No matter. We can still imagine the Blairs of an evening keeping the flame of progressive rock burning. Euan holds down the chops (rock slang for playing drums). Cherie bawls emotively: "Death seed blind man's greed/ Poets' starving children bleed". Then Tony, tie loosened, legs as wide as his suit trousers will allow, an orgasmic look on his face, makes an appalling hash of the solo to 21st Century Schizoid Man. Cool? Sexy? Perhaps not.

Edgy DC
Nov 18 2005 04:42 PM

"Tolkienesque noodling"?

The lyrics might be Tolkienesque, but it's misused when referring to the playing.

sharpie
Nov 18 2005 04:47 PM

Blair is right about the guitar solo.

seawolf17
Nov 23 2005 11:12 AM

[url=http://www.myspace.com/thedarkness]The Darkness[/url] are back! "One Way Ticket" is released next week, and they're previewing the album at MySpace and debuting the video on MTV2. If you liked their last album, then you'll love this one. If you're boring and stodgy, then you won't. RAWK!

Willets Point
Nov 23 2005 11:14 AM

Got this as a birthday present:



If I ever get Masato Yoshii in the parody contest I will have to use one of these songs. Of course no one will recognize the songs and no matter how brilliant my parody I will not get any votes.

A Boy Named Seo
Nov 23 2005 12:23 PM

I am boring and stodgy because I think the Darkness blow. At least a cover band in some lame bar is honest enough to show up, rock some old Journey tunes and try to score chicks and free booze.

The Darkness are not fresh. And they're not the saviors of anything.

Carlos Delgado? Now there's a savior.

Edit: Yikes, I came off hot. Sorry for the hostility. I missed therapy this week.

Willets Point
Nov 29 2005 12:42 PM



I've been exploring the punk past I missed out on during my soft rock childhood. This album totally rocks. It's like the Pixies before the Pixies (obviously X was an influence for the Pixies).

OlerudOwned
Nov 29 2005 01:37 PM

="Willets Point"]Got this as a birthday present:



If I ever get Masato Yoshii in the parody contest I will have to use one of these songs. Of course no one will recognize the songs and no matter how brilliant my parody I will not get any votes.
I have and enjoy that album, so you could get one vote.

A Boy Named Seo
Nov 30 2005 09:38 AM

WP, I started listening to old X stuff recently, too, and ended up gobbling up all of John Doe's solo stuff, the best one IMO being the last one. It's got some great cameo's ("Twin Brother" with Grant Lee Phillips and "Hwy 5" with Neko Case both rule) and the whole thing's just a great bluesy, rootsy, rock album. I didn't stop listening to it for like a month straight.



Now I'm doing that month-long stretch thing with these two albums by Sun Kil Moon (Mark Kozelek from Red House Painters). The first one ("Ghosts of the Great Highway") is crammed with beautiful, haunting melodies, successfully marrying parts of folk, rock, country, and psychedelia. The second is more of the same, but all Modest Mouse covers. This guy's wonderful. You should (the collective "you") should give a listen.



Willets Point
Nov 30 2005 10:29 AM



I dare you to mock me for grooving to Shirley Bassey.

OlerudOwned
Nov 30 2005 03:40 PM

The Minutemen's 43 trach, 1 hour 20 minute long dare-I-say epic, Double Nickles On The Dime. Jammy, jazzy, funk-bassed punk rock. And a lot of it. Almost like a laid back Gang Of Four.

seawolf17
Nov 30 2005 04:32 PM

The last twenty songs on my mp3 player "play all tracks" shuffle:

Matchbox 20 - Bright Lights
Def Leppard - Cry
Bob Marley - Jamming
Slaughter - Live Life Like There's No Tomorrow
Def Leppard - Waterloo Sunset
Mr. Big - Never Say Never
Meat Puppets - Eyeball
Soul Asylum - Closer To The Stars
Darkness - Out Of My Hands
Tonic - You Wanted More
Led Zeppelin - Rock And Roll
Alice Cooper - Elected
Tesla - Modern Day Cowboy
Alice In Chains - A Little Bitter
Slaughter - Fly To The Angels
Shaw/Blades - Blue Continental
The Band - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Lostprophets - Last Train Home
Ben Folds Five - Battle Of Who Could Care Less
Faith No More - The Real Thing

I always knew I got weird mixes, but this is interesting. No Aerosmith, no Thunder, even though I have more songs on there by those two bands than anyone else.

metirish
Nov 30 2005 04:38 PM

Tesla never got the credit they deserved, I thought they were way better than a lot fo the bands of that era.

seawolf17
Nov 30 2005 04:46 PM

metirish wrote:
Tesla never got the credit they deserved, I thought they were way better than a lot fo the bands of that era.

I'll second that emotion. First concert I ever went to: Tesla/Firehouse, Nassau Coliseum, May 1992. Most recent concert I went to: Tesla, Westbury Music Fair, March 2005. Love those guys. Their latest album is a great slab of good ol' American rock n roll.

ScarletKnight41
Nov 30 2005 07:25 PM



AOL has a free preview of the soundtrack. I don't think I'm buying it (unless La Diva insists. In which case, can you say Chanukah present?), but I'm enjoying the music.

Willets Point
Nov 30 2005 09:47 PM

Won't you light my candle?

ScarletKnight41
Nov 30 2005 10:10 PM

That's a pretty tune, but the lyrics/script are simply stupid.

I do love Seasons of Love, though. That almost makes the rest of the show/movie worthwhile.

Methead
Nov 30 2005 11:28 PM

That Flaming Lips album rules. Try the Soft Bulletin as well.

And, if you happen to have 4 stereo systems and you can synchronize them, you could experience Zaireeka, four discs meant to be played simultaneously.

seawolf17
Dec 01 2005 08:13 AM

Does anyone actually own Zaireeka? Ever since I heard about that album, I've really wanted to try it.

Methead
Dec 01 2005 11:18 AM

Well, I've got it in digital form... I haven't gotten a chance to burn discs and play them.

Edgy DC
Dec 01 2005 11:21 AM

I'll ask the dumb question: why not mix them down to one disc?

Does it have to have eight channels of output?

Willets Point
Dec 01 2005 11:26 AM

I have a stereo, two boom boxes and a computer at home that can all play CD's so I could actually do this if I had those discs.

Methead
Dec 01 2005 04:18 PM

Yeah... you wouldn't get the same effect playing it though two speakers.

The original concept happened in a parking garage with something like 30 car stereos all playing at the same time. The album is a much simpler concept, but apparently is very cool.

http://www.janecek.com/parkinglot.html

ScarletKnight41
Dec 19 2005 12:38 PM



I already have the Broadway Cast soundtrack, so I don't plan on buying the movie soundtrack. Nonetheless, there's a free preview of the album on AOL, so I'm listening to it now.

I suspect the film will be in wide release by December 25, so our Jewish Christmas experience will be to see the film before our Chinese food dinner.

cooby
Dec 28 2005 06:24 PM

My most excellent son picked up on my hints and got me this for Christmas



It's in my car with "Sweet Caroline" on repeat

Johnny Dickshot
Dec 28 2005 07:55 PM



It's idiotic when a B-side/Rarities CD is the only Billy Bragg title available in a 50,000 square foot record store, but it's a pretty good recording anywhoo. Tried to find DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME and failed, there and on I-tunes.

Your life has lost its dignity, it's beauty, and it's passion
You're an accident, wait-ing to 'ap-pen!

OlerudOwned
Dec 28 2005 10:00 PM


Got it for Christmas and haven't stopped listening. J Mascis plays some crazy guitar.

jerseyshore
Dec 29 2005 01:46 PM

KC
Dec 29 2005 01:58 PM

I've been listening to the iPod to drown out the YAPPING ...

Do a Shuffle!

Chestnut Mare - The Byrds
Meltdown - Live
N.I.B (Live) - Black Sabbath
Sexy Sadie - The Beatles
Longing For Fire - The Scorpions
Godzilla - Blue Oyster Cult
Imagination (Is A Powerful Deceiver) - Elvis Costello
Breakout - Foo Fighters
Go Home Ann - The Ramones
Smash - The Offspring
Hello, Hooray - Alice Cooper
Voodoo - Black Sabath
Sea Of Monsters - The Beatles
Day Job - Gin Blossoms
Sparkle - Live
Ain't She Sweet - The Beatles
Whiskey Bottle - Bad Company
Stanglehold - Ted Nugent
If You Want Me To Stay - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Around And Around (Live) - The Rolling Stones

TheOldMole
Dec 29 2005 07:42 PM

I thought I knew every Beatles song. Sea of Monsters?

Edgy DC
Dec 29 2005 10:21 PM

Yeah. 'Splain.

Johnny Dickshot
Dec 29 2005 10:38 PM

Sounds like a lost track from Yellow Submarine

KC
Dec 30 2005 09:40 AM

Yes, it's an instrumental on Yellow Submarine.

ScarletKnight41
Dec 30 2005 09:55 AM

Ooh - I love the Yellow Submarine score. Pepperland is fabulous!

Johnny Dickshot
Dec 31 2005 10:58 AM

Random shuffle to make a new year's paella to:

Me In Honey -- REM
On the Way Out -- Freedy Johnston
Ziggy Stardust -- David Bowie
Lady Madonna =-- Beatles
Lake Marie -- John Prine
Stars Fell on Alabama -- Frank Sinatra
Under African Skies -- Paul Simon
Caroline, No -- Beach Boys
Race is On -- Dave Edmunds w/ Stray Cats
Dreamworld -- Midnight Oil
Two Hearts -- Jayhawks
Listen to what the Man Said -- Paul McCartney
How Can Love Hurt So Much -- Knack
Nature Boy -- Frank Sinatra
White Honey -- Graham Parker
Crying, Waiting Hoping -- Buddy Holly
Good Things -- BoDeans
You Go to My Head -- Billie Holliday
I Saw the Light -- Todd Rundgren
C Moon -- Paul McCartney

A Boy Named Seo
Jan 04 2006 03:25 PM

Former "Men At Work" frontman Colin Hay has had a resurgence the last couple of years apparently. He appeared in an episode of "Scrubs" a couple years ago, and then Zack Braff put a beautiful acoustic ballad on his "Garden State" soundtrack called "I Just Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You", which also appears on his album "Going Somewhere". 15 tracks of really nice acoustic guitar and voice arrangments. He's got a great voice and writes really nice tunes.



Also listening to "Z" by My Morning Jacket. This will make appearances on a lot of best of 2005 lists and for good reason. It's got that sometimes annoying, very thick chorus and reverb on the vocals that seems to be MMJ's thing, but the songs are dynamite, really fleshed out blends of pop, country, and space rock. There's also one Clash-inspired, ska/punk sounding song, and another that borrows from the Hawaii Five-O theme. Pretty out there stuff.

One negative is that it uses a new form of anti-piracy protection, which caused it to have difficulty playing on a couple of my home players. The copyright protection software launches its own media player on your computer, and will allow you to rip the album a certain amount of times, but only in Windows Media format, which I found to be another annoyance. I have no ill-itent with this music, but would like to be able to port it to mp3 and put it on my mp3 player, but attempts to convert it failed.

Great album. Shitty (or very good) copyright protection. Just doesn't seem like progress to me. New new Idlewild album and the last Kings of Leon album both annoyed me similarly.



Willets Point
Jan 04 2006 03:37 PM

We need an all-music forum NOW!!!

(SC = 67)

Iubitul
Jan 04 2006 03:55 PM

iTunes shuffle so far today:
Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes - Paul Simon
That Smell - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Revolution - Beatles
When Everything Seems Wrong - Ari Hest
The Monkees - The Monkees
Spanish Harlem - Ben E. King
Mack The Knife - Bobby Darrin
Too Much Food - Jason Mraz
Something In The Way She Moves - Beatles
I Wanna Hold Your Hand - Beatles
Alive Again - Chicago
Surfer Girl - The Beach Boys
Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton
American Pie - Don McLean
If You Leave Me Now - Chicago
You're The First, The Last, My Everything - Barry White
Jeopardy - Greg Kihn Band

soupcan
Jan 04 2006 04:28 PM

Downloaded this bad boy last night and have only given it two listens since so I would feel irresponsible reviewing it right now.

First impressions are that I don't dig it as much as their first two albums but it is definitely a bit of a different sound for these guys. They seem to be channeling The Doors but that's not really such a bad thing.

More on this story as it develops



sharpie
Jan 04 2006 04:36 PM

The shuffle that took me to work today:

Hey Man (Now You're Really Living) -- Eels
Stonehead - The Mekons
Super Bad - James Brown
Desolation Row - Bob Dylan
Get Ready - Temptations
The Big Country- Talking Heads
Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Orange County Lumber Truck - Frank Zappa
You Don't Send Me - Belle & Sebastian
Benga Taxi - 3 Mustaphas 3

Willets Point
Jan 04 2006 04:37 PM

I think you guys better stop borrowing my iPod.

sharpie
Jan 04 2006 04:38 PM

You've got Benga Taxi?

soupcan
Jan 04 2006 04:45 PM

Doesn't everybody?

Willets Point
Jan 06 2006 01:33 PM

I got lots of weird shit in my iTunes library. Here's the current party shuffle:

Danke schoen - Wayne Newton
Man - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Famous Blue Raincoat - Leonard Cohen
Forgotten Years - Midnight Oil
Animacion - Paul Van Dyk
Einstein's Day - Mission of Burma
Remember When - Hum Machine
Barefoot Breakdown - The Resophonics
Sweet Marie - Hothouse Flowers
Bad Businessman - Squirell Nut Zippers
Like I Care - Helmet
To Russia My Homeland - ... And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead
Waist Deep in the Big Muddy - Richard Shindell
Italian Shoes Continuum - Stereolab
One Step Forward - Railroad Jerk
Hard to Explain - The Strokes
The Little Cowboy - Erin McKeown
The Ballad of Mary Magdeline - Cry Cry Cry

sharpie
Jan 06 2006 02:10 PM

Leonard Cohen doesn't often get played at parties.

Methead
Jan 06 2006 04:20 PM

I'm really getting into that My Morning Jacket album too, Seo.

Reminds me a little of the Flaming Lips at times... I don't know if MMJ has always sounded like this, or if this is an evolutionary step for them... but I dig it.

seawolf17
Jan 06 2006 04:51 PM

I'm just going to pretend you don't have Wayne Newton in your iPod.

A Boy Named Seo
Jan 06 2006 05:26 PM

I have only one other MMJ album ("The Tennessee Fire") and it's similar in that it has that thick reverb overpowering the vocals, but the arrangements on the instruments are simpler. "Z" jumps styles a bit more and has a lot of keyboards and I don't remember any keyboards on "The Tennessee Fire" It's good, though, but "Z's" great..

Willets Point
Jan 06 2006 05:35 PM

Just acquired this:



It smokes.

A Boy Named Seo
Jan 06 2006 09:02 PM

Methead- everytime I heard Grandaddy, they remind me of My Morning Jacket (and the Flaming Lips some, too). This album's their best one, I think. You might dig it.



The RZA's on Willet's comp. I have a Wu-Tang concert story to tell and the RZA was the star.

metirish
Jan 07 2006 10:30 PM

I got this as a gift while home in Tipperary,not sure if anyone here except afew know about Aslan but they are a pretty good band and great live, this one is live at Vicer Street in Dublin.

Willets Point
Jan 07 2006 11:57 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Jan 08 2006 12:21 AM

Aslan is God in the form of a Lion.

metirish
Jan 07 2006 11:59 PM

Interesting that you mention that Willets, do a search on Aslan and you get a bunch of Christian bands .

Edgy DC
Jan 08 2006 11:57 AM

I think Aslan is one of those unfortunate bands I bought a record by and forgot I bought it before ever playing it.

Methead
Jan 09 2006 10:26 AM

Listened to that Grandaddy album this morning, Seo. It was pretty good, and yes, it does resemble the Flaming Lips in a few places.

soupcan
Jan 09 2006 10:37 AM

I have this Grandaddy disc...



and while I thouroughly enjoyed it in the months after I first got it - 'specially 'Now Its On' - I must say that I don't think it holds up over time.

I'm also of that same opinion with The Fountains of Wayne disc that we all raved about.



Mebbe its just me but I just can't listen to either record anymore. My 5 year-old daughter however LOVES 'Stacey's Mom'.

cooby
Jan 09 2006 10:38 AM

Maybe she just likes Dr Pepper

soupcan
Jan 09 2006 10:39 AM

="cooby"]Maybe she just likes Dr Pepper



?

cooby
Jan 09 2006 10:40 AM

You haven't seen the soccer Mom "stacy's mom" Dr Pepper ad?

soupcan
Jan 09 2006 10:58 AM

Nope.

Anyway she's more of an orange soda/Snapple iced tea kind of gal.

cooby
Jan 09 2006 11:14 AM

Mmmmm....orange soda.

Though there are a bunch of cute little boys on the ad for her to ogle

Willets Point
Jan 09 2006 11:15 AM

Fountains of Wayne Newton would be a good remix album.

seawolf17
Jan 11 2006 01:06 PM

I'm starting to build MiniWolf's CD collection. (I was going to buy an mp3 player for his room, but my wife wouldn't let me.) I found these at our local library:



The first one has Sarah McLachlan, Cake (doing "Mahna Mahna", maybe the highlight of both discs), Guster, Hootie (minus the Blowfish), Barenaked Ladies, John Ondrasik, Billy Bragg & Wilco, and others. Disc "too" has They Might Be Giants, Jason Mraz, Nada Surf, Lisa Loeb, Ron Sexsmith, Matthew Sweet, and a bunch of up-and-comers. They have their bleh spots, but they'll boil down to one compilation pretty easily.

Willets Point
Jan 11 2006 01:11 PM

They Might Be Giants have a great childrens' album. For the classics, look for any of the kids albums by Woody Guthrie and/or Pete Seeger.

Elster88
Jan 12 2006 10:13 PM
Edited 2 time(s), most recently on Jan 12 2006 10:26 PM

The Lost Boys Original Mostion Picture Soundtrack. I miss the '80s.




metirish
Jan 12 2006 10:17 PM

Then Elster you must get this collection that Dickshot got me into after posting about it last year, I've given this as a gift twice and it bowled them over..

http://www.rhino.com/store/ProductDetail.lasso?Number=76490

Elster88
Jan 12 2006 10:22 PM

Good stuff Irish. I'll have to see how many of those tracks I already have.

I usually just get my stuff on iTunes these days. I already had The Lost Boys on LP, but wanted to add it to my iPod and couldn't find any of it on iTunes.

Thanks for the recommendation. If I have some money to burn one day I might pick that up.
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Elster88
Jan 13 2006 09:04 PM

]Axl Rose sues car dealership for promising to deliver something that it never did. World silently stares back at Axl until he gets it


[url]http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/entertainment/13615420.htm[/url]

soupcan
Jan 13 2006 11:14 PM

Picked up this little nugget of a bootleg recently and have been listening. Very cool little show the boys put on a few years back. The cover of 'Won't Get Fooled Again' is great.

If you want it, PM me your address I'll be happy to burn a copy for you.





Set List:

Beautiful Day
Elevation
Stuck In a Moment
I Remember You
New York
I Will Follow
Desire
The Ground Beneath Her Feet
Mysterious Ways/Sexual Healing
One/Walk On
All I Want Is You
Bad/Ruby Tuesday
encores:
11 O'Clock Tick Tock
Won't Get Fooled Again

metirish
Jan 13 2006 11:24 PM

Soup I sent a PM...thanks man.

cooby
Jan 13 2006 11:41 PM

I wouldn't mind

soupcan
Jan 13 2006 11:50 PM

'Wouldn't mind'?

Hey babycakes don't do me any favors. You want one? Say "Yes I'd like one, thanks."

Women. Sheesh.

cooby
Jan 13 2006 11:52 PM

Please sir, can I have some more? Cripes.

soupcan
Jan 13 2006 11:53 PM

Why of course.

cooby
Jan 14 2006 12:17 AM

Thanks! :)

Johnny Dickshot
Jan 20 2006 08:12 PM

Still pretending to be hip, I picked this up today in proper small record store. From what I'd seen on the net, this must be the best reviewed record in a long time, and I've heard snippets on itunes before but am just now listening for the first time.

It sounds like leftovers from Godspell or Simon & Garfunkel or something. All lush, folky and flourishy. Enjoyable in a mellow way so far, but I guess I'll have to report back later after a few listens and I get all blown away (or not) by the lyrics. Anyone else here have an opinion this yet?



Speaking of well-reviewed "new" records, the New Poronographers are still doing it for me, at least on 3 or 4 cuts from TWIN CINEMA, so here's another pump for that one. There's a rocked-out pop song called "Star Bodies" on that record that's worth the 99 cents and then some.

metirish
Jan 21 2006 04:08 PM

Soupcan I got the CD today , WOW, you did an amazing job, great booklet that you made up....thanks a bunch, I'm putting it on right now..

cooby
Jan 21 2006 05:31 PM

Sounds great, can't wait!

Zvon
Jan 21 2006 06:30 PM

Im listening to an old Spock Beard CD this week.

You can hear a song here:

http://rapidshare.de/files/11533572/spocks_beard_-_The_Light.mp3.html

But be forewarned-this is a 15 minute track.

(if anyone tries this (choose [free]), lemme know if it works.)

metirish
Jan 22 2006 12:12 AM

]Sounds great, can't wait!


Cooby you will love it, I mean the CD is great but what soupcan did was amazing......he obviously has too much time on his hands...LOL...J/K Soup, your the best.

sharpie
Jan 22 2006 12:56 AM

i've pm'd you soupcan, looking forward to it.

A Boy Named Seo
Jan 22 2006 05:54 AM

I almost got shamed into getting that Sufjan Stevens album.

"What kind of caustic fucktard are you for not owning this album?!?! It was only #1 on every 2005 best-of list from Spin to Rolling Stone to Teen People to Redbook for chrissakes!"

I went to buy the thing, but it was sold out the day I checked. I haven't looked since, but it's still in my mental cart. Love to hear what you think of it after another couple of listens. I guess his plan is to do one album for each state.

Johnny Dickshot
Jan 22 2006 11:04 PM

A Boy Named Seo wrote:
I almost got shamed into getting that Sufjan Stevens album.

"What kind of caustic fucktard are you for not owning this album?!?! It was only #1 on every 2005 best-of list from Spin to Rolling Stone to Teen People to Redbook for chrissakes!"

I went to buy the thing, but it was sold out the day I checked. I haven't looked since, but it's still in my mental cart. Love to hear what you think of it after another couple of listens. I guess his plan is to do one album for each state.


I had that same conversation with myself.

After a few listens, it's like... well... some of it, the first 7 or 8 songs are just flat-out beautiful: lush, delicate and theatrical.

He's a soft-voiced guy singing folk tunes accompanied by banjos, trumpets, accordians (most of which he played himself) and a chorus right out of a Broadway musical. One the one hand it's a little over-the-top: 22 songs, 74 minutes, absurd song titles, and parts where it sorta fades into the background unless you're trying to pay attention. Then, it's redeemed by genuine sweetness.

I still have to give the second haldf of the record a chance, but I'll say it's definitely an accomplishment.

soupcan
Jan 23 2006 09:15 AM

The only Sufjan thing I have is one song that a friend put on a compilation disc for me that I then transferred to my iPod.

It's 'Say Yes! To M!Ch!Gan' and I think its just awful. Supposedly this Sufjan dude is a pretty conflicted devout catholic homosexual. Not that there's anything wrong with that but I think it might be hard to rationalize both of those lifestyles into one. If this guy can do it though, more power to him. I've been told that a lot of his music borders on evangelism.

Is the Illinoise album really worth a purchase? Really? If you say so I'll pick it up but I'll be expecting a lot from it.

Methead
Jan 23 2006 09:26 AM

I've tried to listen to "Illinoise" a few times, and my experience is the same. The first half is amazing. That "John Wayne Gacy" song is incredible, as is another (track 8? track 9?) with an awesome instrumental section that reminds me of Zappa in a few ways. Then the album starts to lose me, and I always switch to something else. One of these days I'll try to make it all the way through.

It seems like everything he does is conceptual to the nth degree... he's got an album called "Enjoy Your Rabbit", in which every song is based on one of the Chinese years of the zodiac or whatever they're called. It's completely different from "Illinoise"... not necessarily in a good way.

As an architect, I can appreciate someone coming up with a concept and pushing it through to the bitter end for better or worse. Sometimes it works beautifully, sometimes it doesn't.

As for me, this morning on the train I listened to a Phish concert from October 12, 1986, when I was in 7th grade and we were all preoccupied with the playoffs. A surprisingly good performance considering it was performed in a hay barn at Goddard College, where the band was still enrolled at the time. Alledgedly contains debut versions of "Golgi Apparatus" and "Wilson". Good times.

Frayed Knot
Jan 23 2006 09:58 AM

]One the one hand it's a little over-the-top: 22 songs, 74 minutes


That's been sort of an unintended good-news/bad-news consequence of
the CD revolution. Back in the LP days, new artists were limited by the
technology (and their record co) to around 10-12 cuts & 40 or so minutes.
Not that articficial limits are neccessarily a good thing but it did impose a
sort of self-edit that some seem unwilling to do on their own. Digesting
albums 20 minutes at a time (one album side at a time) back in the day
was easier and less intimidating. Now, it's like every unknown artist just
starting out is, in effect, releasing a double album's worth of material right
off the bat.

Johnny Dickshot
Jan 23 2006 11:49 AM

Soup you have my OK to go ahead and buy Illinois, so long as you understand 2 out of 2 CPFers who bought it think it's at once beautiful and also somewhat indulgent. By the way, if you can find a hard copy with a picture of Superman on the album cover, go get it. They evidently made only so much of that version before DC Comix got on their ass. Maybe that's why Seo couldn't find a copy.

My copy has no superman on the cover.

If you still need convincing, check out samples of "Casimir Pulaski Day" or "Decatur" or "Jacksonville" on iTunes.

If you don't like it, just send it to Cooby, she'd like it.

cooby
Jan 23 2006 12:03 PM

I would?

soupcan
Jan 23 2006 12:20 PM

Will do Mr. Dickshot. I'll download from iTunes and if I like it I'll make the effort to go forth and find a 'Superman' copy.

Johnny Dickshot
Jan 23 2006 12:49 PM

cooby wrote:
I would?


Sure. You'd be getting an album for free.

cooby
Jan 23 2006 12:51 PM

Well! You make me sound like a cheapskate

Johnny Dickshot wrote:
="cooby"]I would?


Sure. You'd be getting an album for free.

ScarletKnight41
Jan 23 2006 05:49 PM



AOL has a free preview of Yellowcard's new release - it's good stuff!

TheOldMole
Jan 23 2006 06:53 PM

I listen to so little that's new. But I've been listening to the "Acoustic Rock" channel on XM, which mixes Zevon/Lovett/Jackson Browne/Dead type songs with newer people, many of whom become instant background music. But I did hear a song by Kasey Chambers that I liked a lot.

Methead
Jan 23 2006 09:47 PM

Listened to the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Blood Sugar Sex Magik" the other day. Their best album by far, IMO.

A Boy Named Seo
Jan 24 2006 02:00 PM

I'm listening to that Sufjan Stevens album NOW!!! and it is pretty and lush and all that, and makes me think a bit of Nick Drake and Elliott Smith, too. I love the flutes and trumpets and other non-traditional rock instruments he uses. S'good. Real good.

Things I will be listening to LATER!!!:

New releases by Rilo Kiley members Jenny Lewis and Blake Sennett, both hitting shelves today. I've listened to samples of Jenny's stuff on her website and I just love her voice and want to make out with her so bad. The Elected's first album was really cool, it mixed country, and Beach Boys-inspired California rock, with a bit of electronica. I liked it a ton.



Elster88
Jan 24 2006 05:20 PM

Say hello to the night (Lost Boys)
Lost in the shadows.
Say hello to the night (Lost Boys)
Lost in the lonliness.

Methead
Jan 24 2006 09:17 PM

I love both of those album covers, Seo.

The first one reminds me of the "Come play with us" moment from The Shining, while the Elected's cover is just awesome. Even down to the fake LP-worn ring... makes me want to buy it, sound unheard.

Johnny Dickshot
Jan 24 2006 11:30 PM

Just sampled that first ELECTED song and it sounds awfully like Steve Forbert in 1979.

metirish
Jan 24 2006 11:39 PM

Don't laugh but right now I am listening to Andrea Bocelli, 'Romanza'...it is amazing...

KC
Jan 26 2006 02:40 PM

A quick iPod shuffle to drown out the yappin' ...

6060-842, B52's
Ramble On, Led Zep
Oh Daddy, Fleetwood Mac
No Action, Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Crying Days, Scorpions
A Public Execution, Mouse
Lost In A Crowd, Rusted Root
Terrible Blues, Red Onion Jazz Babies
Outta Love Again, Van Halen
Sit Down, I Think I Love You, The Mojo Men

Willets Point
Jan 27 2006 04:55 PM



Nouvelle Vague, a bossanova band with a chanteuse cover New Wave songs.

Edgy DC
Jan 27 2006 04:57 PM

We should have a thread just for albums of aggressively recontextualized covers.

Elster88
Jan 28 2006 11:02 PM

What's the name of the song that they made the Golden Grahams commercial with?

"The only one for me is you
And you for me
So happy together.

So happy together.

How is the weather? (buh-bah bah bahhhh)"

[url]http://www.youtube.com/w/Jennifer-Aniston-and-Heineken?v=JURXhK6MWeo&search=jennifer%20aniston[/url]
(Hit pause immediately in the lower left corner of the TV screen that pops up in this link, to let this 30 second commerical load faster. After the bar fills up with grey, hit the same button, which will now say "Play")

And the band name if you know it.

OlerudOwned
Jan 28 2006 11:31 PM

According to a lyrics page I found on google, it's called Happy Together by The Turtles.



And I'm on a big Bad Religion kick right now.

soupcan
Jan 29 2006 10:11 AM

Of course its [url=http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/lyrics/happytogether.htm]'Happy Together' [/url]by the Turtles.

You guys make me feel old.

And I'm not old.

cooby
Jan 29 2006 10:20 AM

I have that 45

Frayed Knot
Jan 29 2006 11:24 AM

"Happy Together" pre-dates Sting's "Every Breath You Take" as being a song used extensively in weddings even though it's really about unrequited love. He's imagining what it would be like to be with her, but he isn't and the song's just a few lines short of delving into slightly creepy staking undertones.


Imagine me and you, I do
I think about you day and night
It's only right
To think about the girl you love
And hold her tight
So happy together

If I should call you up invest a dime
And you say you belong to me
And ease my mind
Imagine how the world could be
So very fine
So happy together

I can see me lovin' nobody but you
For all my life
When you're with me baby the skies'll be blue
For all my life

cooby
Jan 29 2006 11:45 AM

="Frayed Knot"]"Happy Together" pre-dates Sting's "Every Breath You Take" as being a song used extensively in weddings even though it's really about unrequited love. He's imagining what it would be like to be with her, but he isn't and the song's just a few lines short of delving into slightly creepy staking undertones.


Imagine me and you, I do
I think about you day and night
It's only right
To think about the girl you love
And hold her tight
So happy together

If I should call you up invest a dime
And you say you belong to me
And ease my mind
Imagine how the world could be
So very fine
So happy together

I can see me lovin' nobody but you
For all my life
When you're with me baby the skies'll be blue
For all my life



Hmmm, I always thought it was pretty romantic

ScarletKnight41
Jan 29 2006 11:51 AM

I have to agree with cooby. "Happy Together" is a light song by a guy courting a girl. "Every Breath You Take," OTOH, is simply stalky. Talking about how nice it would be if the two of you link up is a far cry from vowing to be there, watching every moment.

Frayed Knot
Jan 29 2006 11:57 AM

Oh it's not as creepy/stalky as EBYT, but it's still about unrequited love.
I just linked the two because both are commonly - and somewhat inappropriately - used as wedding songs.

Elster88
Jan 29 2006 12:14 PM

]"Every Breath You Take," OTOH, is simply stalky.


That makes sense. He wrote it about a stalker, right? Or was it the paparazzi?

cooby
Jan 29 2006 12:18 PM

I used to like EBYT, but I hate it now

soupcan
Jan 29 2006 01:16 PM

Wish I could share a personal story with you guys about 'Every Breath You Take' but since this is a family forum, I simply cannot.

Good times though. Good times.

ScarletKnight41
Jan 29 2006 01:18 PM

soup - you can't leave us hanging like that!

Edgy DC
Jan 29 2006 01:20 PM

Who said this was a family forum?

KC
Jan 29 2006 01:32 PM

A highly dysfunctional family, but a family nonethelss.

soupcan
Jan 29 2006 01:34 PM

Since it was Scarlet's family I was talking about and she wanted to know I figured it'd be okay. So I wrote it out and was smiling as I was reliving the moment, then I read it over and it sounded like I had written to Penthouse Forum.

Suffice to say that the first time a particular act was performed on me it was done while that song played in the background.

The best thing about that is that every time I hear 'Every Breath You Take' that's what I think of. Always brings a smile to my face.

KC
Jan 29 2006 01:37 PM

Thanks, and now we'll all think of that when we hear the song.

soupcan
Jan 29 2006 01:39 PM

Excellent.

ScarletKnight41
Jan 29 2006 01:39 PM

LOL soup.

From my perspective, I'm fine. MK doesn't read this forum unsupervised.

If The Old Mole can take his grandson to see The Aristrocrats, then I think that pretty much anything goes around here.

Frayed Knot
Jan 29 2006 10:17 PM

cooby wrote:
I used to like EBYT, but I hate it now


I used to refer to it as "Every Song You Play" simply for the over-exposure it got on radio at the time. I'd probably be fairly indifferent to it otherwise.

ScarletKnight41
Jan 30 2006 01:18 PM




It's not flooring me as much as The Wind did, but it's nice.

KC
Jan 30 2006 01:27 PM

Lunchtime shuffle ...

Behind That Closed Door - George Harrison
Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen
You Give Me All I Need - Scorpions
Run, Run, Run - The Third Rail
Drain You - Nirvana
Sittting On Top Of The World - The Yardbirds
Sweet Lovin’ Baby - Jimmy Witherspoon
I’m Not Angry - Elvis Costello
Southern Mountains - Stranglers
Devil’s Dance - Metallica

cooby
Jan 30 2006 02:20 PM

Pickin' up the strains of El Debarge from a radio across the office...

MFS62
Feb 03 2006 07:50 AM

"American Pie"
This date, in 1959, was the day the music died.

Later

Johnny Dickshot
Feb 03 2006 08:11 AM

RIP Buddy. Always loved how he delivered this line:

Well, a-rock-a-like-a-hickory-dickory-dock
Rock-a-bye my baby
Up and down, around the clock
Well, a-rock me my baby

Methead
Feb 03 2006 11:31 PM

Listened to an album named "Ta Det Lungt" by a Swedish band called Dungen... this [url=http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/record-reviews/d/dungen/ta-det-lugnt.shtml]review[/url] is spot on.

edit : here's [url=http://www.stylusmagazine.com/review.php?ID=2412]another.[/url] Apparently it's one guy playing everything. I've seen pictures of the band, which is made up of 4 guys... apparently that's just for touring.

A Boy Named Seo
Feb 04 2006 12:35 AM

Alright, man, you're officially one of the music geeks at the record shop I go to. Before Christmas they were going apeshit over the Dungen album, begged them to do an in-store in LB (which they did), and apparently they then played a well-received show in West Hwood at the Troubadour. I listened to it and thought the music was great, but couldn't understand what the hell they were saying. I didn't really know what to do with it after that. I guess appreciate it on a Sigur Ros level, s'pose.

Edgy DC
Feb 04 2006 08:51 AM

"Suspicious Minds" covered by Fine Young Cannibals coming up on my computer.

OE: "Sunday Girl" by Blondie spooled up after it.

Methead
Feb 04 2006 10:52 AM

Heh. I don't know, I'm just glad there are new bands making interesting music. Well, interesting to me, anyway.

A lot of times, I can't make out lyrics in ENGLISH... and there are hilarious examples of mis-heard lyrics everywhere. I always think of those rock videos of some American band touring Japan or something, and there are shots of the crowd singing along. If the music's good, the band could speak in tongues while their heads spin around for all I care.

Actually, that would probably be the coolest thing ever.

I need to hear that Elected album. A friend of mine mentioned Rilo Kiley yesterday, and I was like "Where have I heard that name?"

This thread, that's where.

soupcan
Feb 04 2006 10:58 AM

Methead wrote:
A lot of times, I can't make out lyrics in ENGLISH... and there are hilarious examples of mis-heard lyrics everywhere. I always think of those rock videos of some American band touring Japan or something, and there are shots of the crowd singing along. If the music's good, the band could speak in tongues while their heads spin around for all I care.


That's how I feel about The Housemartins - English band that had FANTASTIC harmonies but their lyrics were always very political and issue-specific. I studied the lyrics sheets, asked English people and still I had no idea what the hell they were trying to tell me. The best I can do is that I think they were socialists but that's it.

Amazing sounds though that I still listen to.

Methead wrote:
"Where have I heard that name?"

This thread, that's where.


Happens to me allatime.

A Boy Named Seo
Feb 04 2006 02:55 PM

This Elected album's getting nice feedback, but I think I liked the last one better. They ditched the whole electronica thing this time around, and it was really neat mixed with the country and alt-rock on the last album.

I think "The Execution of All Things" is my favorite Rilo Kiley album. Great lyrics and super vocals, and I like rock bands that skillfully use a lot of traditionally non-rock instruments, stuff like flutes, cellos, french horns, etc., and they do all that.



Rilo Kiley interesting factoid: Enchanting front-woman Jenny Lewis (hot, vote not necessary) was a child actor and appeared on the movie Troop Bevery Hills, the TV program Mr. Belvedere with Bob Uecker, and a bunch of other crap!

A Boy Named Seo
Feb 04 2006 02:55 PM

This Elected album's getting nice feedback, but I think I liked the last one better. They ditched the whole electronica thing this time around, and it was really neat mixed with the country and alt-rock on the last album.

I think "The Execution of All Things" is my favorite Rilo Kiley album. Great lyrics and super vocals, and I like rock bands that skillfully use a lot of traditionally non-rock instruments, stuff like flutes, cellos, french horns, etc., and they do all that.



Rilo Kiley interesting factoid: Enchanting front-woman Jenny Lewis (hot, vote not necessary) was a child actor and appeared on the movie Troop Bevery Hills, the TV program Mr. Belvedere with Bob Uecker, and a bunch of other crap!

Willets Point
Feb 04 2006 03:15 PM

If she's hot, where are the pictures of her now?

cooby
Feb 04 2006 03:17 PM

I like it, looking at Jerry Grote brings back fond memories

A Boy Named Seo
Feb 04 2006 03:19 PM

That last post showed up twice for some reason. Sorry.

I shall take this opportunity to ward of the not-hot Jenny Lewis crowd with a picture or three of this lovely seductress (the short, mannequin looking guy - bad mustache in the last shot - is Blake from The Elected).





Willets Point
Feb 04 2006 03:24 PM

Mmm...redhead.

seawolf17
Feb 08 2006 09:18 AM

="Willets Point"]Mmm...redhead.

Says a man posting as Rusty Staub.


So a friend in "the biz" sent me [url=http://www.musicspace.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=MusicSpace&category%5Fname=00s&product%5Fid=MS1240]this[/url]:



Highly recommended (of course, I already own most of those songs on disc, but it still rules). Spent my drive in rocking out to Europe and Firehouse.

soupcan
Feb 08 2006 09:38 AM

="seawolf17"]


Highly recommended (of course, I already own most of those songs on disc, but it still rules). Spent my drive in rocking out to Europe and Firehouse.


Ugh. Are you kidding?

How exactly does one 'rock out' to 'Love of a Lifetime'?

cooby
Feb 08 2006 09:40 AM

Hey Seawolf, I graduated and was confirmed with their lead singer

Wish I could scan and show you our confirmation class picture; he looked like Woody Allen back then

Edgy DC
Feb 08 2006 03:29 PM

Sly Stone is appearing at the Grammys? I had long assumed he was laying in a bed in an institution somwhere with his brain half-melted. I guess if Brian Wilson can come back from the dead...

metirish
Feb 08 2006 03:36 PM

I have a similar CD seaworf, I mean it's 'Monster Ballads' cept it's not the platinum edition...anyway 'don't close your eyes' a fave from side one and 'house of pain' is a great song...side one kills side two IMO..

just bought this....

Edgy DC
Feb 08 2006 03:39 PM

Seaworf, the aquatic Klingon hero.

metirish
Feb 08 2006 03:40 PM

Edgy I think I read that they are doing some huge deal tribute to Sly and the family stone, they'll have a bunch of artists on stage doing Sly songs.

Johnny Dickshot
Feb 08 2006 03:44 PM

I was given a $15 gift card for iTunes and blew $12 on the new 22-song Dire Straits best-of package including the 14-minute "Telegraph Road" and the 8 minute version of "Money for Nothing"

Toro toro, Taxi. See you tomorrow my son.

Edgy DC
Feb 08 2006 03:49 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Feb 08 2006 04:06 PM

Yeah, but rumors are bubbling that Sylvester is going to perform.

Was the Dire Straights download worth it?

I dig Alchemy, but I never had a jones to see Dire Straits live, nor to hear eight minutes of "Money for Nothing."

sharpie
Feb 08 2006 03:50 PM

Sly is due some tributin'. Maybe I'll watch the damn show to see that.

metirish
Feb 08 2006 04:16 PM

Found this online, you probably saw this Edgy....

]


Sly Stone's Surprise
Reclusive Musician May Emerge to Perform At Grammy Awards

By J. Freedom du Lac
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, January 27, 2006; Page C01

Sly Stone, the reclusive, long-vanished funk-rock pioneer whose potent recordings in the late 1960s and early '70s defined the era and altered the course of popular music, may be about to strut back into the public eye.

According to several friends and associates, discussions are well underway about a Sly and the Family Stone reunion performance at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 8 in Los Angeles.

It would be Stone's first live performance since 1987, and his first major public appearance since Jan. 12, 1993, when Sly and the Family Stone were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It would also mark the first time since 1971 that the band has played in its original configuration. (Drummer Greg Errico quit the group that year and was soon followed by bass player Larry Graham.)

As songwriter, producer, bandleader and singer, Stone dazzled the world of pop music more than 35 years ago with a string of superlative anthems -- timeless songs, including "Dance to the Music," "I Want to Take You Higher," "Hot Fun in the Summertime," "Family Affair" and "Everyday People" (whose lyric "Different strokes for different folks" became a slogan for the Woodstock generation). By the early '70s, though, he had developed an all-consuming cocaine addiction, and he soon faded from the spotlight. Speculation on the whereabouts and condition of Sly Stone has been a pop pastime for decades.

Ron Roecker, a spokesman for the Recording Academy, wouldn't confirm that the reunion is on the Grammy-night schedule, which already includes an all-star tribute to Sly and the Family Stone. The tribute -- featuring John Legend, Maroon 5, will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, among others, performing a medley of Sly classics -- was announced yesterday by the academy. (All the artists appear on a Sly and the Family Stone tribute album that will be released the day before the Grammys.)

"The facts are what we put in the press release," Roecker said. "As far as anything else, it's all just rumor. But we do believe that he is attending the Grammy Awards."

He added: "It seems like the right time for him. We're thrilled that we'll be able to do this."

Stone's manager, Jerry Goldstein, could not be reached for comment.

Nor could Stone himself -- no surprise, given that he stopped speaking to the media in about 1987.

But sources close to the band said rehearsals are scheduled to begin next week in Santa Monica, Calif. They cautioned, however, that the reunion could implode at any point, given Stone's long history of erratic behavior.

Still, that there's talk at all about a Sly Stone coming-out party is a surprise.

"He's been in seclusion for so long, he's like J.D. Salinger," said Greg Zola, who is producing and directing "On the Sly: In Search of the Family Stone," a documentary about the elusive musician and his band mates. "He was so famous for a period of time, but he's just not around anymore. A lot of people who you'd think are in the know actually think Sly Stone is dead."



Johnny Dickshot
Feb 08 2006 04:29 PM

Alchemy is unavailable on iTunes -- of course.

I realized one of the reasons I'm slow to pick up new sounds is that I still have major holes in my LP collection to fill with CDs, like the first 5 Dire Straits records.

This compilation is called Private Investigations the best of Dire Straits AND Mark Knoplfer...

CD1:

1. Telegraph Road
--This from "Love Over Gold" -- I liked Once Upon a Time in the West better as long slow DS tunes go, but that's not on this doisc, nor is "Lady Writer" from Communique.

2. Sultans of Swing
--Of course
3. Love Over Gold
--More from LOG.

4. Romeo and Juliet
5. Tunnel of Love
6. Skateaway
--Hard to beat this trio from "Making Movies" which is sort of Dire Straits does Meat Loaf

7. Private Investigations
--More slow stuff

8. So Far Away
9. Money For Nothing
10. Walk of Life
11. Your Latest Trick
--A fourplay from "Brothers in Arms" -- the Synchronicity/Born in the USA/Automatic for the People moment when the band you usta like pretty much on your own tips into mass acceptance behind stuff that's arguably not as great as its prior work. Still I always found this stuff listenable

1. Calling Elvis
2. On Every Street
--Post B.I.A. and I wasn't paying attention anymore.

3. Going Home: Theme from Local Hero
--Very nice. Matched up with one of the most moving endings of any movie I've ever seen.

4. The Long Road
5. Why Aye Man
6. Sailing To Philadelphia
7. What It Is
8. The Trawlerman's Song
9. Boom, Like That
--Solo work from this decade (looks like he more or less skipped the 90s completely). Moody and affecting if borderline mellow. He can really play the guitar, have we established this yet? What it Is is very nice. 'Philadelphia' is a duet with James Taylor.

10. Brothers In Arms
--Ooops, back to 1985 again, tho I think this is a different version

11. All The Roadrunning
--New duo with Emmylou Harris. Supposedly the first of a whole album of the 2 of them.

Final verdict: Better than most compliations but I still need Communique and Alchemy

Edgy DC
Feb 08 2006 04:36 PM

I suspect that the Sly Stone reunion performance was longed delayed because of the clause in his rider that stipulates that all the squares get out before he goes on.

Really, I'm kind of shocked to read that he still walks under his own power.

Willets Point
Feb 08 2006 04:38 PM

Maybe he'll sing a simple song?

Rockin' Doc
Feb 08 2006 08:46 PM

Johnny D - "... I still need Communique and Alchemy."

I have all 6 of Dire Straits CD's. Send me a PM if you would like me to burn a copy of any of them for you.

soupcan
Feb 08 2006 09:32 PM

You know it wouldn't be hard to set up a little network here where if someone wants some music and someone else can provide it via a burned cd...

The costs are negligable really.

So I'm in. If someone is looking for something and they post it and I have it, I'm happy to pop a burner in the mail for ya.

metirish
Feb 08 2006 10:12 PM

WOW...did you see Sly Stone..he made a brief apperence during the tribute and it was a WTF moment, he looked fab and unreal with a high bleach blond mohawk with matching clothes......a so so Grammy night, U2 with Marly J Blige was a great moment though.

metirish
Feb 08 2006 10:28 PM

]So I'm in. If someone is looking for something and they post it and I have it, I'm happy to pop a burner in the mail for ya.


I can vouch for soupcan, he sent me a great U2 live @ Irving Plaza CD...also a friend sent me a link to this cool site, you can find just about any concert here to download...

www.dimeadozen.org

cooby
Feb 08 2006 10:37 PM

Me too, he did a nice job. If he ever wants to give up his soup kitchen, he could make a living burning CDs for friends!

soupcan
Feb 08 2006 10:37 PM

Not a lot of money in that, but its fun to do.

Rockin' Doc
Feb 08 2006 10:48 PM

Sounds like a great idea. I think I'll start an All-purpose music request list.

Just put in request and hopefully someone will be able to provide it for you. Then a quick e-mail or PM to work out the details and soon your musical request is on it's way to your door.

Edgy DC
Feb 08 2006 11:12 PM

Les' keep swappin' on the QT.

Private messages at least. Norrin's out there.

soupcan
Feb 08 2006 11:20 PM

I knew you'd be the one to harsh the mellow.

cooby
Feb 08 2006 11:22 PM

How're we supposed to know who to PM and ask?

Edgy DC
Feb 08 2006 11:34 PM

Just a suggestion.

metirish
Feb 08 2006 11:35 PM

Huge Grammy night for U2,

Song of the Year: "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own," U2.

Rock Album: 'How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb." U2

Rock Song: "City of Blinding Lights, U2.

Album-of-the-year - 'How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb." U2


Brilliant stuff...

metirish
Feb 09 2006 08:39 AM

sharpie
Feb 09 2006 09:12 AM

The pre-Sly Sly tribute, however, was pretty terrible. The "Family Affair" and "If You Want Me to Stay" were pathetic. The "Everyday People" was only marginally better, "Dance to the Music" just isn't the same without Cynthia upon the drums and the pre-Sly "I Want to Take You Higher" Aerosmith section wasn't happening. Then, after Sly appeared it seemed some people missed their singing assignments as lines were dropped.

Edgy DC
Feb 09 2006 09:17 AM

Squares, every last one of 'em.

metirish
Feb 23 2006 11:26 AM

Got this about a week ago and loving it....

ScarletKnight41
Feb 23 2006 11:32 AM

I found that I loved Hopes and Dreams for a few weeks, but then I got tired of it relatively quickly. For some reason it didn't have much staying power for me.

Elster88
Feb 24 2006 12:21 PM

[url=http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060221/ap_en_mu/music_guns_n__roses]Apparently, GNR is actually writing songs.[/url]

Elster88
Mar 01 2006 12:04 PM

iPod's on shuffle:

The Unforgettable Fire - U2
Everything - Pacifier
Debonaire - Dope
Estranged - Guns N' Roses
If I Get Locked Up - Funkmaster Flex f/ Eminem & Dr. Dre
Fall to Pieces - Velvet Revolver
Forgot About Dre - Dr. Dre f/ Eminem
Comedown - Bush
Somewhere Out There - Our Lady Peace
Superstar - Saliva
Lost in the Shadows - Lou Gramm (The Lost Boys soundrack!)
Deep Enough - Live
Hush - Kula Shaker (remix of Shades of Deep Purple [or whatever] track)
Beware of the Boys - Punjabi f/ Jay-Z
Interstate Love Song - Stone Temple Pilots (a darn good song, despite the title)
Miracles - Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starhip/Starship/Whatever
Bring Me to Life - Evanescence

I consider my tastes to be eclectic.

soupcan
Mar 01 2006 12:28 PM

Things are becoming clearer to me now...

SI Metman
Mar 01 2006 12:33 PM

[url=http://pandora.com/]Whatever comes up[/url]

Elster88
Mar 01 2006 12:41 PM

soupcan wrote:
Things are becoming clearer to me now...


?

ScarletKnight41
Mar 01 2006 01:41 PM

SI Metman wrote:
[url=http://pandora.com/]Whatever comes up[/url]


SI - that is a GREAT find! Thanks :)

cooby
Mar 02 2006 03:43 PM

I just walked out to get a cup of tea, and Robin-by-the-door's radio is playing "Sweet Caroline". I would have stood there and listened but she would have thought I was weird.
I bet she already does.

soupcan
Mar 02 2006 03:57 PM

She's not alone.

cooby
Mar 02 2006 04:03 PM

hey

Johnny Dickshot
Mar 02 2006 04:36 PM

That Pandora thing is pretty cool.

OlerudOwned
Mar 02 2006 08:58 PM

I've listened to Mission of Burma's "Acadamy Fight Song" on a loop the last few days.


It tickles my fancy

Rockin' Doc
Mar 08 2006 11:27 PM

Been relaxing with the MP3 player on shuffle:

Little Man, Big Man - Toad the Wet Sprocket
I Missed Again - Phil Collins
Slow Ride - Bonnie Raitt
I Don't Care Anymore - Phil Collins
We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions - Queen
Getting Better - Beatles
Long Haired Country Boy - Charlie Daniels Band
Show Me the Way (Live) - Peter Frampton
Beast of Burden - Rolling Stones
Distant Early Warning - Rush
Starship Trooper: Life Seeker/Disillusion/Worm - Yes
Round Here - Counting Crows
Love Me Two Times - The Doors
It's Never Too Late to Be Alone - Del Amitri
L.A. Woman - The Doors
One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces - Ben Folds Five
Down By The Waterline - Dire Straits
Long and Winding Road - Beatles
My Generation - The Who
Killer Queen - Queen
Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Song For The Dumped - Ben Folds Five
This Masquerade - George Benson
Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin

Rotblatt
Mar 09 2006 07:36 AM

This is a fun game. On shuffle (4-5 stars only):

1. Touch the Sky -- Kayne West
2. Skanky Panky -- Kid Koala
3. Water and Sleep -- Mirah
4. This Year -- Mountain Goats
5. Manhattan Avenue -- Nellie McKay
6. Girl -- Beck
7. Pale Blue Eyes (Closet Mix) -- The Velvet Underground
8. Sweepstakes Prize -- Mirah
9. Mary's Place -- Bruce Springsteen
10. Teenager -- Camera Obscura

Johnny Dickshot
Mar 09 2006 08:13 AM

10-song random, no filter:

1. Lido Shuffle -- Boz Scaggs
2. Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key -- Billy Bragg & Wilco
3. So Glad -- The Blasters
4. All that Heaven Will Allow -- The Mavericks
5. Canteloupe Island -- Herbie Hancock
6. MmmBop -- Hanson (edgy made me ad this one...)
7. Too Late to Die Young -- Dan Bern
8. Diamonds and Pearls -- Prince
9. Sing Me Spanish Techno -- The New Pornographers
10. Rain -- The Beatles

Edgy DC
Mar 09 2006 08:52 AM

I plug "Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah" by the Pogues into Pandora and I get "Still Time" by Ron Sexsmith.

Upbeat major-key white soul imitating early Motown returns downbeat minor-key country rock?

Guess more data is needed.

On edit: is the Mavericks' "All That Heaven Will Allow" the Springsteen song of the same name?

Methead
Mar 09 2006 09:01 AM

Listening to "Tago Mago" by Can.

Where have I been? It was released in 1971 and I'm just getting around to it now. It's great stuff.

Elster88
Mar 09 2006 09:06 AM

Johnny Dickshot wrote:
6. MmmBop -- Hanson


This may be the only bannable offense in the CPF.

sharpie
Mar 09 2006 09:13 AM

]6. MmmBop -- Hanson


This may be the only bannable offense in the CPF



This, coming from the guy, who had the Starship's "Miracles" on his list? I take MmmBop over Miracles any day.

Elster88
Mar 09 2006 09:15 AM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Mar 09 2006 09:26 AM

I was kidding around, obviously. I've got plenty of embarrassing songs on my iPod, as sharpie helpfully pointed out.

]I take MmmBop over Miracles any day

This statement is still wrong.

seawolf17
Mar 09 2006 09:22 AM

My ride to work and first few minutes here...

REM - Nightswimming
Beatles - Twist & Shout
Bon Jovi - Woman In Love
Alice Cooper - Dragontown
Aerosmith - Get A Grip
Queen - A Kind Of Magic
Coheed & Cambria - In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
Switchfoot - Happy Is A Yuppie Word
Jack Blades - We Are The Ones
Cybernauts - Suffragette City
Ben Folds - Annie Waits
Ben Folds - You've Got To Learn To Live With What You Are
Darkness - Seemed Like A Good Idea

KC
Mar 09 2006 09:25 AM

I came to work early and did a tener while entering some stuff -
who needs coffee ....

Nobody's Fault - Toys In the Attic - Aerosmith
Submission - The 76 Club - Sex Pistols
Battery - S&M - Metallica
D'yer Mak'er - Encomium - Sheryl Crow
Version Pardner - Sandinista - The Clash
Too Many People - Nuggets - The Leaves
As Long As it Matter - Congratulations I'm Sorry - Gin Blossoms
Commando - We're Outta Here - Ramones
My Bridges Burn - Beyond Good and Evil - The Cult
Black Country Woman - Physical Graffiti - Zed Leppelin

Johnny Dickshot
Mar 09 2006 09:26 AM

]s the Mavericks' "All That Heaven Will Allow" the Springsteen song of the same name?


Yup, quite a good version too. That guy can really sing.


At my wedding reception I mentioned to my cousin Jeremy I'd chosen all the songs that were playing (we eschewed a DJ for an iPod). He said, "Even MmmBop?" Devastating.

Rotblatt
Mar 09 2006 09:43 AM

Hey, how do people listen to their iPod (or MP3 player of choice)? I obsessively rate the songs I put on, then generally listen to 2 playlists--4 & 5 stars and 4 & 5 stars that haven't played for a while. I also have a "Second Chance" Playlist for songs ranked 3 stars that I've only listened to a few times, but I rarely use it.

Since I try and add music on a regular basis (although my damn computer keeps freezing when I add music recently), I also have an "unranked" play list.

Sometimes, I'll listed to entire albums, but mostly, I'm a shuffle guy.

sharpie
Mar 09 2006 09:52 AM

Totally a shuffle guy. Today on the way to work:

Battered Old Bird - Elvis Costello & the Attractions
The Punk and the Godfather - The Who
Why Do I Always Want You - The Saw Doctors
Mess Around - Ray Charles
Ugly Man - Rickie Lee Jones
Mexicali Blues - Grateful Dead
Substitute - The Who
The Human Being Lawnmower - MC5
Filipino Box Spring Hog - Tom Waits
Most of the Time- Bob Dylan
Government Center - Jonathan Richman

Edgy DC
Mar 09 2006 09:55 AM

]Most of the Time- Bob Dylan


That's right. I'm tellling ye's, Oh, Mercy is as good as any Dylan album out there.

sharpie
Mar 09 2006 09:58 AM

I had it #10 on my Dylan album list. It's a very good album - by far his best of the 1980's.

soupcan
Mar 09 2006 10:13 AM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Mar 09 2006 10:20 AM

Rotblatt wrote:
Hey, how do people listen to their iPod (or MP3 player of choice)?


Mostly shuffle but I do make playlists (especially for our BLC to familiarize myself with the current opponents) and if there's an album that I've got a jones for.

OE: I also like to listen to certain artists so I'll shuffle all the albums of that artist and just listen to that for a day or so.

Last 13 from me this morning - shuffle:

Alone Together - The Strokes
Walking Through Syrup - Ned's Atomic Dustbin
Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses - U2
We're Not Right - David Gray
Miami - U2
Badfish - Sublime
Christine Sixteen - Gin Blossomes
Sullivan Street - Counting Crows
It's Only a Paper Moon - Miles Davis
White Light / White Heat - Velvet Underground
Heaven's Here On Earth - Tracy Chapman
In God's Country - U2
Tourette's - Nirvana

Johnny Dickshot
Mar 09 2006 10:17 AM

I only use the IPod when traveling, and keep the songs on it pretty tight (usually just 4 or 5 albums and a few random 35-song mixes).

At home everything comes off iTunes, which I usually go random with, but I also enjoy arranging the songs alphabetically and starting at a particular letter.

KC
Mar 09 2006 10:20 AM

I've been shuffling more and more, forces me to listen to more stuff. Plus,
I find it amusing when certain things queue up after others sometimes. I
have a small set of powered speakers in my office and sometimes I just
let it go for hours at a time with the volume down low ...

Circles - My Generation - The Who
Maxwell's Silver Hammer - Abbey Road - The Beatles
Movin' On - Original Anthology - Bad Company
Milk Cow Blues - Draw The Line - Aerosmith
In The Chapel In The Moonlight - Dino: The Essential - Dean Martin
Praying Hands - Q: Are We Not Men? - Devo
Hey, Hey - Original Anthology - Bad Company
Fever Dreams - Magica - Dio
China Grove - Best Of - The Doobie Brothers
Untitled - White Light White Heat White Trash - Social Distortion

seawolf17
Mar 09 2006 10:36 AM

KC wrote:
I've been shuffling more and more, forces me to listen to more stuff. Plus, I find it amusing when certain things queue up after others sometimes. I have a small set of powered speakers in my office and sometimes I just let it go for hours at a time with the volume down low ..

That's what I do. I sometimes think my mp3 player is psychic; we're tuned to the same frequency sometimes, and it plays what I want to hear even though I didn't tell it.

I like having it on shuffle all day in my office; I turn it down when the phone rings or when I'm with students, but when I'm just slogging through a pile of applications, it really helps the time fly. I like to time the slam of the "DENIED" stamp to the rhythm of the music.

I have a handful of playlists, like WGSU Songs (songs from my old college radio days) and Songs To Play (songs my band played back in the day), plus playlists of all Aerosmith songs (including covers, Joe Perry solo stuff, etc.), or Thunder (including Bowes & Morley songs), Butch Walker (all Marvelous 3 stuff plus his solo stuff), or Ben Folds (with and without the Five). Most of the time, though, it's just shuffling. (5,145 songs on random right now.)

Edgy DC
Mar 09 2006 10:42 AM

] I like to time the slam of the "DENIED" stamp to the rhythm of the music.

seawolf's playlist must lack "Barracuda," because he's clearly got no heart.

KC
Mar 09 2006 11:27 AM

This is kinda addicting if you leave a little text editor open on your desktop
and just type 'em in as the play ...

Pictured Life - Best Of - Scorpions
What Is Mare-Back - Lonesome - Memphis Slim
Slow Down - Bark At The Moon - Ozzy
Feel Like Makin' Love - 10 From 6 - Bad Company
I Don't Want To Go Down To The Basement - Ramones - Ramones
Snowblind - Reunion - Black Sabbath
Rudie Can't Fail - London Calling - The Clash
Got To Get You Into My Life - Revolver - The Beatles
Why Pt 2 - Blender - Collective Soul
My Baby Wants To Rock n Roll - Brick By Brick - Iggy Pop
Intermission - Ixnay On The Hombre - The Offspring
Mighty Mighty - Best Of - Earth Wind & Fire
Red Sector A - Chronicles - Rush
New Amsterdam - Get Happy - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Watching The Detectives - Live At El Mocambo - Elvis Costello & The Attractions

Rockin' Doc
Mar 10 2006 01:24 PM

Primarily a shuffler. I have a few different playlist that I may alternate between. Sometimes I just let it shuffle through everything on the MP3 drive.

I think I will try the alphabetical sequence of play like Johhny does on occasion..

Willets Point
Mar 10 2006 06:19 PM

It's a beautiful day so I walked home and listened to the following shuffle:

"Coin-Operated Boy" - The Dresden Dolls
"Lady Madonna" - The Beatles
"Cunla" - Planxty
"Tongue Tied" - Erase Errata
"Numb" - U2
"It's Not Unusual" - Tom Jones
"Respect" - Otis Redding
"Ballavanich" - Wolfstone
"Slippery People" - Talking Heads
"Stories" - Maura O'Connell
"Approaching Pavonis Mons by Balloon (Utopia Planitia)" - The Flaming Lips
"Rigney's/Ambrose Moloney's" - Paddy O'Brien
"Commotion" - Creedence Clearwater Revival
"Dans Loudieg" - Kornog
"The Gaelic Lament" - And McGann
"Culloden's Harvest" - Deanta
"Everybody Knows" - Leonard Cohen

Johnny Dickshot
Mar 10 2006 06:36 PM

Ring of Fire -- Johnny Cash
I was in the House when the House Burned Down -- Warren Zevon
Barefoot Rock -- Blasters
Pills & Soap -- Elvis Costello
Life on Mars -- David Bowie
Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes -- Paul Simon
Stacy's Mom -- Fountains of Wayne
When I Grow Up to be a Man -- Beach Boys
Welcome to the Occupation -- REM
Nothing Left to Borrow -- Jayhawks

A Boy Named Seo
Mar 12 2006 08:26 AM

Wilco's site is streaming one of Tweedy's solo shows in its entirety and I'm listening to it right NOW!!! Don't know how long it will be up there, but it's pretty cool.

http://wilcoworld.net/roadcase/index.php

Any audiophiles know how to rip that streaming quicktime file? I'd love to have that on my mp3 player for all of time.

Rockin' Doc
Mar 25 2006 08:05 PM

Did some yard work today with the MP3 on shuffle:

Red Dragon Tatoo - Fountains of Wayne
Hurt So Good - John Mellencamp
Beautiful Thing - Sister Hazel
Blaze of Glory - Bon Jovi
Sweet Tea - Cravin' Melon
I Will Not Take These Things For Granted - Toad the Wet Sprocket
Crime of the Century - Supertramp
You Got That Right - Lynyrd Skynyrd
My Heads in Mississippi - ZZ Top
Waiting on a Friend - Rolling Stones
Southbound Again - Dire Straits
Just a Loser - Robert Cray Band
All The Way To Reno - R.E.M.
Jungle Love - Steve Miller Band
Mexico - James Taylor

cooby
Mar 30 2006 12:32 PM

I have heard "Downtown" three times this week. Is it coming back or something?

seawolf17
Apr 05 2006 09:51 PM

seawolf17
Apr 10 2006 09:24 AM



Album's not out yet (May 9 in the US), but the first single ("The River") is a great Live song. Their last album, Birds of Pray, was outstanding -- their best since their first two discs; I'm hoping for great things from this one.

Johnny Dickshot
Apr 10 2006 09:32 AM

Interesting in that their singer is appearing weekly on American Idol.

seawolf17
Apr 10 2006 09:52 AM

Yeah, that guy blows. I understand you have inflences, but be your own dog, dog.

Johnny Dickshot
Apr 10 2006 10:01 AM

I didn't realize he was actually ripping off Live's cover of 'Walk the Line' -- I figure he just thought, 'Now if I cover 'Walk the Line' how would LIVE do it?'

I saw Live back in the 80s when they were called 'Public Affection.'

seawolf17
Apr 10 2006 10:44 AM

We saw Live (with openers the Screaming Cheetah Wheelies) at RIT on the Throwing Copper tour. RIT is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, so they have someone signing on stage during their concerts. Every time Ed Kowalczyk dropped an f-bomb, the ASL translator would give the crowd the finger. Great fun.

Willets Point
Apr 10 2006 04:38 PM

Loaded all of the original Beatles recordings (no Anthology) on my iPod and listening to them chronologically 1962-1970.

sharpie
Apr 10 2006 04:50 PM

Burned about 30 cds offa my friend who's outta town and who's mail I'm picking up.

Edgy DC
Apr 10 2006 04:50 PM

I saw Joan Jett play the Capitol Barbeque. You should have seen the nice lady on the side trying to sign "I Wanna Be Your Dog."

*62
Apr 11 2006 07:36 AM

" ......... Miffy, cute little bunny ........... Miffy, smart little bunny ........"

seawolf17
Apr 11 2006 07:47 PM



Britain's greatest current rock band, [url=http://www.thunderonline.com/]Thunder[/url], are back with their third live Christmas show disc. Each year the band plays a rousing mostly acoutsic holiday party, featuring fun covers, reinterpretations of their own songs, Q&A with the audience, and special guests, at a club in Britain; the past two years, they've been at Rock City.

The past two years, they've released two versions of the live album; one for people at the show, one for the general public. I haven't been able to get my hands on any of the ticketholders-only discs, but the general release discs are a lot of fun. Last year they included "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," "Pinball Wizard," "All The Young Dudes," and Three Dog Night's "Joy To The World."

This year, the reinterpretations are excellent (a bluesed up "Gods Of Love," from last year's magnificent "Magnificent 7th" disc), the covers are deliciously obscure ("Itchycoo Park" from the Small Faces, "Harvest For The World" by the Isleys, "Make Me Smile" by Erasure), and they included a Christmas song for the general release ("I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day"). Great, great, great stuff. Love these guys.

Frayed Knot
Apr 16 2006 10:42 PM

I've been listening to Johnny Cash since about 5PM.

KC
Apr 21 2006 11:32 AM

iPod Ten at Tenish

A Forest - The Cure - Staring At The Sea
Jimi Thing - Dave Matthews Band - Under The Table And Dreaming
A Light In The Black - Rainbow - Rising
Die With Your Boots On - Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind
No Time - The Guess Who - Greatest Hits
I Guess I Showed Her - Robert Cray - Strong Pursuader
Everybody Wants Some - Van Halen - Women And Children First
Get Off My Cloud - Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks '64 - '71
I Wanna Know Why - Aerosmith - Draw The Line
Still Raining, Still Dreaming - Jimi - Electric Ladyland

RealityChuck
Apr 21 2006 11:45 AM

Prokofiev's Lieutenant Kije Suite.

Rockin' Doc
Apr 26 2006 10:35 PM

Music shuffle while doing some paperwork last night.

Misty Mountain Hop - Led Zeppelin
Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
Dream On - Aerosmith
Refugee - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Soldier of Plenty - Jackson Browne
Runaround - Van Halen
Elevator Up - Fountains of Wayne
Brilliant Disguise - Bruce Springsteen
Old Love - Eric Clapton

DocTee
Apr 26 2006 10:57 PM

="KC"]iPod Ten at Tenish


Die With Your Boots On - Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind

The soundtrack of my junior year.

Elster88
May 02 2006 12:01 PM

Sonnnnnnnnnnnnnn, she said....have I got a lit-tle stor-y for you.
What you thought was your daddy....was noth-in...but a...
Whiiiiiile you were sittin'...home a-lone at age thirteen.
Your real daddy was dyin', sorry you didn't see him....but IIII'm GLAD we talked.

Gwreck
May 02 2006 02:08 PM

Elster88 wrote:
Sonnnnnnnnnnnnnn, she said....have I got a lit-tle stor-y for you.
What you thought was your daddy....was noth-in...but a...
Whiiiiiile you were sittin'...home a-lone at age thirteen.
Your real daddy was dyin', sorry you didn't see him....but IIII'm GLAD we talked.


New album is out today. Title track is great, rest of album solid. Lot of hype that it's their best in 10 years or so.

Elster88
May 05 2006 09:40 AM

I like the new album too. It's making me bust out the old CDs.

EVEN FLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW
Thoughts arriiiive like butterflies, yeah
Oh, he don't knooooooooooow
So he chases them awaaay-eeaaay

Johnny Dickshot
May 05 2006 09:52 AM

My new fight song. Somebody has to plunk down 99 cents for this single.

]In HOME theaters
STILL projecting
UNdestructing
A voice from the back of your...
DOUB-le feature
SOFT and harder
WAIT in silence
While planning your attack, yeah

Shining through the hollow today
Thinking maybe heavens away
They've shown this on both screens
They've shown this on both screens

IN TORN seats are
FILM leaders
LEAD the charging
of armies into war, yeah
LEAD the charge of
TWIN teachers
FALSE and feature
Picture and author, yeah

Flipping through the photos they send ya
Going to 16th and Valencia
They've shown this on both screens
They've shown this on both screens

Teem...
Teeming with things
You can find in the dark
Dust in the light
Falling through
Day after night
Falling with you, photos of you
oooooooooohhhh

IN SOFT seats are
STILLS projecting
NO protecting
From voices in the back of ya
DOUB-le feature
SOFT and heartland
STONE the hope then
They slip ya through the cracks yeah
Flipping through the photos they send ya
Going to 16 and Valencia

They've shown this on both screens
They've shown this on both screens
They've shown this on both screens
They've shown this on both screens

soupcan
May 05 2006 10:26 AM

Was in New Orleans last weekend for the Jazz & Heritage Fest. Saw Edge get on stage with Dave Matthews.

Good time.

Devastated city but they still know how to put on a good party.

seawolf17
May 05 2006 10:30 AM

Wow! Who knew that Edgy and Dave were friends?

Elster88
May 05 2006 01:59 PM

Gwreck wrote:
New album is out today. Title track is great, rest of album solid. Lot of hype that it's their best in 10 years or so.


Wait a minute. Which one is the title track? It's an untitled CD, no? Are you talking about World Wide Suicide?

seawolf17
May 13 2006 05:59 PM



WOW. It's Zeppelin, it's Sabbath, it's the White Stripes with talent, it's a heavier version of Jet, it's... WOW. This might be my album of the year.

Lundy
May 15 2006 11:02 PM

Seawolf speaks the truth. Opie and Anthony played Wolfmother's "The White Unicorn" on their show today--wow, what a great song. Listen to them if you can.

Methead
May 15 2006 11:22 PM

I believe I will.

metirish
May 15 2006 11:28 PM

Listening to "The Sugarcubes" right now, damn I love " Birthday"...great song.

Willets Point
May 15 2006 11:41 PM

Definitely, I love Bjork singing "Oh-oh-oh-oh."

metirish
May 15 2006 11:47 PM

Willets there maybe nothing better than her singing that....have you heard her singing that in her native tongue?.if not then go here.....classic..

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=69103344

A Boy Named Seo
May 22 2006 02:41 PM

I thought I saw this mentioned somewhere (maybe the BLC), but the new Pearl Jam is really solid. It shoots out of the gate with the blistering "Life Wasted" and continues with the white-hot first single, "World Wide Suicide", a searing, war-is-no-good anti-ballad. The frantic pace doesn't let up until the beautiful, quirky, off-tempo "Parachutes", the first of a couple of tortured love serenades. It's maybe my favorite Pearl Jam song.

It keeps rocking on through to the bluesy, soulful "Come Back", another one of those tortured break-up songs that make a guy wonder if Vedder's marriage hit the rocks or if he's just a great channeler of pain.

Long story short, the album kicks ass, and looks like it could make a fine batch of guacamole, too!

Justbec
May 22 2006 03:21 PM

All the Roadrunning... Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris.

Johnny Dickshot
May 22 2006 03:45 PM

Justbec wrote:
All the Roadrunning... Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris.


Haven't heard the whole record yet, but the title track, which came as a bonus on a Dire Straits best-of collection I downloaded recently, is out-friggin-standing.

That said, I think Knopfler's a genius but wish he weren't leaning so mellow lately.

Justbec
May 23 2006 08:51 AM

The CD is excellent. It's a tad mellow but the last song "If this is goodbye" is Outstanding. It was written after 9-11, as a tribute to all those trapped that called loved ones. It doesn't reference 9-11 at all but it's a great listen.

seawolf17
May 23 2006 10:48 AM

duan
May 23 2006 11:52 AM

="seawolf17"]

WOW. It's Zeppelin, it's Sabbath, it's the White Stripes with talent, it's a heavier version of Jet, it's... WOW. This might be my album of the year.



These dudes were on the cover of the Australian edition of Hot Press last December !
I dunno, it's a bit too led zepp for the sake of led zepp .

But have you all gone gooey for the new Snow Patrol album yet?

Johnny Dickshot
May 23 2006 01:05 PM

I was in the video store the other day and took notice of the rock n' roll playing. Great energy. It was Wolfmother, I wuz told.

soupcan
May 23 2006 01:11 PM

="duan"] But have you all gone gooey for the new Snow Patrol album yet?



Whoa. Had no idea that was out.

Downloading tonight.

Many thanks duan.

seawolf17
May 23 2006 02:03 PM

And this:



I'll check out Snow Patrol. What's their deal?

soupcan
May 23 2006 02:22 PM

Def Leppard?

Um, yeah. I'll have the roast duck with the mango salsa.

sharpie
May 23 2006 02:27 PM

Well I'm sure the Def Leppard bonus cd with backstage interviews will be enlightening.

seawolf17
May 23 2006 02:51 PM

All right, the interviews kinda blow, but the extra songs are good (American Girl, Space Oddity, Dear Friends, Search & Destroy).

soupcan
May 23 2006 03:59 PM

What? No 'Photograph'?

seawolf17
May 23 2006 04:20 PM

Nah, the disc (in all of its various versions) consists of entirely covers from the 60s and 70s. Bowie, TRex, Kinks, etc. I dig it; I wish they'd done something a little different with it, as this disc released today is basically the same exact disc as the one that leaked onto the internet over a year ago, but whatever.

Elster88
May 24 2006 08:35 PM

Lay beside meeeeee
Tell me what they've done
Speak the words I wanna heeeeeeeeeeeear
To make my demons run

OlerudOwned
May 24 2006 08:45 PM

THE RACONTEURS


Jack White, with Detroit power-popist Brendan Benson and the rhythm section of Cincy classic rock revivalist the Greenhornes.

And you can hear the influence of them all.

Top songs to check out are "Broken Boy Soldiers", where Jack White manages to sound like an old woman at one point and still pull off a great song, and "Steady As She Goes", which is basically a White Stripes song with bass and a backing male vocal. Still pretty cool.

duan
May 25 2006 05:30 AM

yes, yes, yes
The Raconteurs are much in vogue round 'ere this weather.

seawolf17
May 26 2006 04:10 PM



Paging Scarlet! Ben Folds is back, contributing five songs to the Over The Hedge soundtrack. He does an interesting version of the Clash's "Lost In The Supermarket," and William Shatner guests on a new version of "Rockin' The Suburbs":

Let me tell y'all what it's like
Watching idol on a friday night
In a house built safe and sound
On indian burial ground
Sham On

We drive our cars everyday
To and from work both ways
So we make just enough to pay
To drive our cars to work each day

We're rocking the suburbs
Around the block just one more time
We're rocking the suburbs
Cause I can't tell which house is mine
We're rocking the suburbs
We part the shades and face facts
They got better looking Fescue
Right across the cul de sac

Hotwheels take rising stars
Get rich quick seminars
Soap opera magazines
40,000 watt nativity scenes
Don't freak about the smoke alarm
Mom left the TV dinner on

Yet we're rocking the suburbs
From family feud to Chevy Chase
We're rocking the suburbs
We numb the muscles in our face
We're rocking the suburbs
Feed the dog and mow the lawn
Watching mommy balance the checks
While daddy juggles credit cards

We're rocking the suburbs
Everything we need is here
We're rocking the suburbs
But it wasn't here last year
We're rocking the suburbs
You'll never know when we are gone
Because the timer lights come on
And turn the cricket noises on each night
Yeah, yeah, we're rocking the suburbs
Yeah, yeah, we're rocking the suburbs

ScarletKnight41
May 26 2006 04:12 PM

Thanks seawolf - I got my copy about two weeks ago. I pre-ordered it, so it's even autographed.

But man, the kiddie version of Rockin' the Suburbs is just so WRONG!

I need to find a new ringtone now....

Willets Point
May 26 2006 04:37 PM

Has anyone listened to the Bruce Springsteen tribute album to Pete Seeger. I like Pete Seeger and I like Bruce Springsteen but listening to the samples my impression is Pete Seeger does it better and Bruce Springsteen can do better than this. Has anyone listened to the whole thing?

seawolf17
May 26 2006 04:38 PM

I got it for my dad. Most of it is pretty boring, I think. It's a neat idea, and a tribute, and whatever, but mostly bleh. I do enjoy "Erie Canal," which he turns into some sort of burlesque number.

Frayed Knot
May 26 2006 07:10 PM

Haven't heard the whole thing but I like what I've heard.
Nice rollicking sound from a (14? piece) emsemble - banjoes, fiddles, accordians, etc.
'Pay Me My Money Down' is particularly good.

Johnny Dickshot
May 26 2006 07:27 PM

"John Henry" rocks the folk old school, yo.

Elster88
Jun 11 2006 03:59 PM

Heard a song at a club yesterday that I really like but hadn't heard in a long time, and was going to buy off iTunes. I don't know the name of it and now I can't even remember how it goes. Sucks.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 16 2006 07:29 AM

[url=http://www.sonybmg.com/musicbox/video/benfolds/]Ben Folds Video Player[/url]

Some of this is his solo work, and some is with Ben Folds Five, but it will give you guys a taste of Ben Folds' music.

seawolf17
Jun 20 2006 07:44 PM

[url=http://www.weirdal.com]Weird Al[/url] is back with a new [url=http://media.thechrispirilloshow.com/mp3/yourepitiful.mp3]song[/url]!

ScarletKnight41
Jun 20 2006 09:57 PM

Thank you seawolf - that's great!

seawolf17
Jun 22 2006 10:19 AM

A couple of things on the ZiPod these days. First, [url=http://www.bnlmusic.com/]Barenaked Ladies[/url] are back with a new single, "Easy." They're having a remix contest on their site, where you can download all the tracks and mix 'em yourself and submit your remix to the band. You can also download the vox/guitars/keys/drums&bass from their [url=http://www.myspace.com/barenakedladies]myspace[/url] page for free. Very cool. I've been a huge fan for a long time.

Second, I'm digging the hell out of Billy Joel's "12 Gardens Live" disc, culled from his performances at MSG this year and released last week. He's released three dynamite live discs (the other two being "Songs In The Attic" and the NYE Millennium show), but this one is tops. The mix is good, the sound is current, the crowd is outstanding... highly recommended if you're a fan.

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 22 2006 10:22 AM

I quite like "Attic" even though I hardly consider myself a Joel fan no more. Like, hasn't his singing voice gone completely to crap (not that it was ever much to begin w/?)

ScarletKnight41
Jun 27 2006 10:59 AM



I'm previewing Wayman Tisdale's latest smooth jazz CD. I plan to buy it as a belated Father's Day gift for D-Dad.

We saw Tisdale perform with Dave Koz a couple of years ago - it was amusing seeing the very short Koz goofing around with the very tall former NBA star.

seawolf17
Jul 04 2006 12:35 PM



Yes, Warrant. (One of my Top Ten Favorite Bands Ever.) New video (for Bourbon County Line) is [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3AGpt8FmyU]here[/url]. (Since you're not going to see it on any of the video channels any time soon.)

And before you criticize, know that "[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGkaapbB0mo]Cherry Pie[/url]," "[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdbDGtUiWoI]Heaven[/url]," and "[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmYLHp3--6U]I Saw Red[/url]" would probably get me three votes in at least a couple of BLC battles.

Edgy DC
Jul 04 2006 12:43 PM

I'm laying out 25 Kingmans to anybody who can find the "Make Your Own Stupid Trademark Home Run Call" thread. No, I don't know if that was the title, but there was Warrant content.

A Boy Named Seo
Jul 11 2006 01:22 PM

Right NOW!!! I'm listening to punk rockers gone country. John Doe married punk and country a long time ago, so the Knitters isn't much of a stretch. I think Edgy mentioned this album before. It's like an "X" country side project (plus Dave Alvin from the Blasters).



Greg Graffin (Bad Religion) has a new album of his favorite fok and bluegrass covers and it's... different. Bad Religion was one of my first loves, and country before that, so I totally dig it. He's backed by the Weakerthans and it's produced by fellow Bad Religioner Brett Gurewitz.



Also, Cash's last Rubin-produced album was recently released - American V. In every review of one of the American albums, you can find some kind of reference to Johnny performing songs about reflection and death, like a man preparing for his own, but it's never been more evident than on this album. Cash's voice often sounds really weak and a little slurry, the latter might've been a result of his stroke in 1998. It reminds me of my great-grandmother before she died, aged 94 years.

He puts together 10 covers and two originals, one of which is the stark, but kinda humerous "Like the 309".

Like The 309 by Johnny Cash

It should be a while before I see Doctor Death
So, it would sure would be nice if I could get my breath
Well, I'm not the cryin', nor the whinin' kind
'til I hear the whistle of the 309, of the 309, of the 309
Put me in my box on the 309

Take me to the depot, put me to bed
Blow an electric fan on my gnarly ol' head
Everybody take a look, see, I'm doin' fine
Then load my box on the 309
On the 309, on the 309
Put me in my box on the 309

Hey, sweet baby, kiss me hard
Draw my bath water, sweep my yard
Give a drink of my wine to my jersey cow
I wouldn't give a hoot-and-nail for my journey now
On the 309, on the 309

I hear the sound of a railroad train
The whistle blows and I'm gone again
Hitman, take me higher than a Georgia pine
Stand back children, it's the 309
It's the 309, it's the 309
Put me in my box on the 309

A chicken in the pot and turkey in the corn
Ain't felt this good since Jubilee morn'
Talk about luck, well, I got mine
Asthma comin' down like the 309
haaaaaaaa.....

Write me a letter, sing me a song
Tell me all about it, what I did wrong
Meanwhile, I will be doin' fine
Then load my box on the 309
On the 309, on the 309
Gonna get outta here on the 309


Edgy DC
Jul 11 2006 01:38 PM

The Knitters first album, Poor Little Critter on the Road, came out like 20 years ago. A tribute album came out around 2000 called Poor Little Knitter on the Road. They may have been the first band to have been honored with a tribute album with only album of their own.

A Boy Named Seo
Jul 11 2006 02:45 PM

So I'm listening to that Knitters album I just picked up here at work and a guy I work with picked it up and said, "Man, you need to get 'Poor Little Critter on the Road'"," and started singing the title track. His own tribute.

Frayed Knot
Jul 11 2006 04:47 PM

I wasn't sure if Johnny could get more death-oriented than his American Recordings 4 album - but maybe he can.

So far I've heard his rendition of 'Four Strong Winds' - not bad, but it's a good song to sing and JC's voice was mostly spoken word by that point.

Edgy DC
Jul 13 2006 02:21 PM

Sid 'n' Susie, Matthew Sweet's latest side project, an album of sixties covers Under the Covers, done as duets with Susanna Hoffs.

Matthew has turned into quite the wookie.

Elster88
Jul 14 2006 02:08 PM

I'll admit, I really liked this song back in the day.
Thanks to the [url=http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/060714]Sports Guy[/url] and his readers for the link.


Edgy DC
Jul 14 2006 02:11 PM

I'm thinking, who let that guitarist sing harmonies like tha...? Oh, ok, he does what he wants.

seawolf17
Jul 14 2006 02:53 PM

It's time for another entry on Seawolf's Top Ten Bands Ever list. Today we're going to learn all about Butch Walker.

I discovered Butch a few years ago, while visiting [url=http://www.metalsludge.tv/home/index.php]Metal Sludge[/url]. Despite being an unabashed hair-metalhead, I'd never heard of him, nor his band from the early 90s, Southgang. He'd spent the last couple of years fronting the Marvelous 3, and was about to release a solo disc. So I poked around Napster (remember the good old days when music was free?) and found "[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HGNjwRg_LQ]Freak Of The Week[/url]," which was as close as the Marv 3 ever got to a hit. Butch, Jayce, and Slug released three discs as the Marvelous 3: [url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000020AT/qid=1152898158/sr=2-3/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_3/104-0592506-7315923?s=music&v=glance&n=5174]Math & Other Problems[/url], [url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00000HY5K/qid=1152898158/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/104-0592506-7315923?s=music&v=glance&n=5174]The Hey! Album[/url], and [url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004X0O8/qid=1152898158/sr=2-2/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_2/104-0592506-7315923?s=music&v=glance&n=5174]ReadySexGo[/url], plus a handful of B-sides and soundtrack songs (including oustanding covers of "Reelin' In The Years" (from the Me, Myself, & Irene soundtrack) and "People Are Strange" (which never made it to the Stoned Immaculate Doors tribute disc). ReadySexGo even got "airplay" in James Patterson's Violets Are Blue.

Unfortunately, RSG never got off the ground due to a lack of record company support, and the band were forced to part ways to break their contract. Butch released a solo disc, [url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000069KB3/qid=1152900880/sr=2-3/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_3/104-0592506-7315923?s=music&v=glance&n=5174]Left Of Self-Centered[/url], which continued in the Marv3 vein. He also continued as a producer and songwriter; several of his songs have been hits for other artists, including Bowling for Soup's "Girl All the Bad Guys Want" and Avril Lavigne's #1 Hit "My Happy Ending". He has written and produced records for such artists as Bowling for Soup, Pink, Lindsay Lohan, Avril Lavigne, Lit, Sevendust, The Donnas, Hot Hot Heat, American Hi-Fi, Midtown, Puffy AmiYumi, Tommy Lee, and SR-71. He was named the Hottest Producer of 2005 by Rolling Stone. He also released "[url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000069KB3/qid=1152900880/sr=2-3/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_3/104-0592506-7315923?s=music&v=glance&n=5174]Letters[/url]" last year, a more introspective disc, and blew Avril Lavigne off the stage as her opening act. The single, "[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJU3jst3vh4]Mixtape[/url]," got decent airplay. The song also appeared on the "One Tree Hill" soundtrack.

Most recently, his friend Tommy Lee invited Butch to join the cast of Rock Star: Supernova, and he'll be producing the band's album once they find their singer. He appeared on the first episode of the show, but hasn't been on since, as he's been out promoting his new disc, [url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FZESOY/qid=1152900880/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/104-0592506-7315923?s=music&v=glance&n=5174]The Rise & Fall of Butch Walker and the Let's Go Out Tonites[/url]. The video for the first single, [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMDMMfrDUBI]Bethamphetamine[/url], features Avril Lavigne.

I can't say enough great things about Butch; the guy rocks. Problem is, he's seemed a bit restrained on his last two discs, never quite rocking out the way he used to. This new one is okay; Butch desrcibed it as his "dancing on the tables at the bar at 3 am" album, but it hasn't quite hit me yet. There are some good songs -- "Hot Girls In Good Moods" channels Marc Bolan, and there's some other stuff on there that really rocks, but for the most part, it's not as hooky as I would have liked.

Links:
[url=http://www.butchwalker.com/]Butch Walker Official[/url]
[url=http://www.myspace.com/butchwalker]Butch Walker Myspace[/url]
[url=http://www.marvieworld.com/]Marvie World[/url] - includes lots of live mp3s
[url=http://www.themarviechronicles.com/index.html]The Marvie Chronicles[/url] - includes very extensive discography and production credits

Methead
Jul 15 2006 11:16 AM

Listened to [url=http://www.souljazzrecords.co.uk/releases/?id=189]this baby[/url] while driving around this morning. A great reggae compilation, perfect for summer. This record company (Soul Jazz Records) has a whole series of them.

Rockin' Doc
Jul 21 2006 12:07 AM

Doing the mp-shuffle while catching up on POTG Polls.

Rock & Roll Band - Boston
The Lucky One - Freedy Johnston
Let's Go - Cars
Chile - Toad the Wet Sprocket
Yesterday - Beatles
Longing In Their Hearts - Bonnie Raitt
Crazy Love - Allman Brothers Band
How's It Going To Be - Third Eye Blind
Have You Ever Seen The Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
3 A.M. - Matchbox Twenty
Food For Songs - Del Amitri
Space Oddity - David Bowie
California - Semisonic
Anyone - Freedy Johnston
One Little Girl - Toad The Wet Sprocket
Break On Through (To the Other Side) - Doors
D'Yer Mak'er - Led Zeppelin
Swingtown - Steve Miller Band
Shaky Town - Jackson Browne
Is This Love - Bob Marley and the Wailers

Edgy DC
Jul 21 2006 09:14 AM

So, Ms. Edgy picked up the Matthew Sweet/Susanna Hoffs record. (Did I mention that he's become a wookie?) I haven't gotten a chance to really listen, but I like what I heard in the car. The liner notes suggest they've got most of the veterans of his albums on there, including Richard Lloyd.

He talked years ago about starting a male/female harmony group a la the Mamas and the Papas, and I guess this is what he settled for, but the arrangements are occasionally bigger than a duo can handle, so they double track, and double-tracked Susanna Hoffs sounds like... the Bangles.

Lloyd's guitar gives them license to cover not one, but two Neil Young & Crazy Horse songs. I haven't heard "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere Yet" but he crunches pretty nicely on "Cinnamon Girl." "And Your Bird Can Sing" has guitars right off of the Beatle original, but (1) a lot of guitarheads think that's the Beatles' best guitar track, (2) I don't think Lloyd was on that, and (3) Matthew Sweet probably learned those guitar licks when he was 14 years old.

I also haven't yet yeard Linda Rondstadt revisiting her hip chick days with a guest slot on "Different Drum." But I'm excited.

"I See The Rain" (The Marmalade)
"And Your Bird Can Sing" (The Beatles)
"It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" (Bob Dylan)
"Who Knows Where The Time Goes?" (Fairport Convention)
"Cinnamon Girl" (Neil Young And Crazy Horse)
"Alone Again Or" (Love)
"Warmth Of The Sun" (The Beach Boys)
"Different Drum" (The Stone Poneys, featuring Linda Ronstadt)
"The Kids Are Alright" (The Who)
"Sunday Morning" (The Velvet Underground)
"Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere" (Neil Young And Crazy Horse)
"Care Of Cell #44" (The Zombies)
"Monday Monday" (The Mamas And The Papas)
"She May Call You Up Tonight" (The Left Banke)
"Run To Me" (The Bee Gees)

They put up a MySpace.com page: http://www.myspace.com/sidnsusie

Johnny Dickshot
Jul 28 2006 05:22 PM

The suburbs have no charms to soothe
The restless dreams of youth...


Yeah that's right: I'm listening to Rush. FU!

ScarletKnight41
Jul 28 2006 05:39 PM



I'm listening to this as a free preview on AOL, and I'm enjoying it. It's reminiscent of Bowling for Soup and Sum 41, with a Christian rock vibe that isn't overly preachy. I'm finding it to be a good listen.

TransMonk
Jul 28 2006 05:52 PM



Bought the new solo album by Thom Yorke of Radiohead last night. It's not as great as anything Radiohead ever did, but it's still pretty interesting. Mostly drum machine, keyboards and vocals, it lacks the guitar and drum dynamics that most Radiohead albums have...but the lyrics are still good and he has one of the most original vocal sounds in music today.

It's a short album, just 9 songs long, and the middle 3 tracks are my favorite after 2 listens.

Elster88
Jul 29 2006 01:34 PM

I walk a lonely road,
The only one that I have ever known
Don't know where it goes
But it's home to me and I walk alone.

I walk this empty street
On the boulevarde of broken dreams
When the city sleeps
And I'm the only one and I walk alone.

Elster88
Jul 31 2006 11:26 PM

Watching Man on Fire. Mickey comes on the radio in Spanish. Hilarious when the chorus comes around.

TransMonk
Aug 03 2006 12:24 AM

A Little Post-Game Shuffle:

Spoon - Waiting For The Kid To Come Out
Built To Spill - Else
The Silos - Take A Hit
The Clash - Straight To Hell (Unedited Version)
Belle & Sebastian - Piazza, New York Catcher
Tom Petty - Honey Bee
Lemonheads - The Turnpike Down
Elvis Costello - Radio, Radio
The Police - Walking In Your Footsteps
The Replacements - Birthday Gal
Quasi - Chocolate Rabbit
Fugazi - Margin Walker
Radiohead - 2 + 2 = 5
Be Your Own Pet - Girls On TV
Elliott Smith - Bled White
Pixies - Monkey Gone to Heaven
Neil Young - Down by the River

Elster88
Aug 03 2006 08:57 AM

]Belle & Sebastian - Piazza, New York Catcher


???

Edgy DC
Aug 03 2006 09:18 AM

Elope with me Miss Private and we’ll sail around the world
I will be your Ferdinand and you my wayward girl
How many nights of talking in hotel rooms can you take?
How many nights of limping round on pagan holidays?
Oh elope with me in private and we’ll set something ablaze
A trail for the devil to erase
San Francisco’s calling us, the Giants and Mets will play
Piazza, New York catcher, are you straight or are you gay?
We hung about the stadium, we’ve got no place to stay
We hung about the tenderloin and tenderly you tell
About the saddest book you ever read
It always makes you cry
The statue’s crying too and Willy May.

I love you I’ve a drowning grip on your adoring face
I love you my responsibility has found a place
Beside you and strong warnings in the guise of gentle words
Come wave upon me from the family why not that's absurd
“You’ll take care of her, I know it, you will do a better job”
Maybe, but not what she deserves
Elope with me Miss Private and we’ll drink ourselves awake
We’ll taste the coffee houses and award certificates
A privy seal to keep the feel of 1960's style
We’ll comment on the decor and we’ll help the passer by
And at dusk when work is over we’ll continue the debate
In a borrowed bedroom virginal and spare
The catcher hits for .318 and catches every day
The pitcher puts religion first and rests on holidays
He goes into cathedrals and lies prostrate on the floor
He knows the drink affects his speed he’s praying for a doorway
Back into the life he wants and the confession of the bench
Life outside the diamond is a wrench
I wish that you were here with me to pass the dull weekend
I know it wouldn’t come to love, my heroine pretend
A lady stepping from the songs we love until this day
You’d settle for an epitaph like “Walk Away, Renee”
The sun upon the roof in winter will draw you out like a flower
Meet you at the statue in an hour
Meet you at the statue in an hour

seawolf17
Aug 11 2006 11:09 AM

I've been bouncing between Alice Cooper and Barenaked Ladies for the last couple of days, so with that, I'm on bizarro shuffle at work right now. My last ten:

BNL - Jane
BNL - Be My Yoko Ono
BNL - Unfinished
Alice Cooper - Novocaine
BNL - Hello City
BNL - Maybe Katie
Alice Cooper - Burning Our Bed
BNL - Alcohol
Alice Cooper - Man Of The Year
BNL - Wind It Up

"Wind It Up" is one of the new ones, downloadable from their [url=http://www.myspace.com/barenakedladies]MySpace[/url] page, if you're interested. New album is due September 12, and as a fan from the old days, I am very excited.

ScarletKnight41
Aug 17 2006 11:42 AM

I'm not listening yet, but I just pre-ordered this -



Weird Al hasn't released an album since Poodle Hat in 2003 - I can't wait to hear his new parodies :)

Elster88
Aug 18 2006 03:53 PM

Good riddance by Green Day.

Appropriate.

Willets Point
Aug 23 2006 11:10 PM

Wow, Songs from the Big Chair with bonus tracks is only six bucks on iTunes. It's time I upgrade over what may be the oldest cassette I still own.

Johnny Dickshot
Aug 24 2006 06:49 AM

That;s one of those records I really tried to hate but wound up liking. Took me 20 years, I think, to admit it.

By the way, Tower Records filed Chapter 11 protection. That means they can reject leases if they want, so your store may be closing anytime. Meantime the suppliers have shut them off, so, try to get there and see what you can come away with.

Willets Point
Aug 24 2006 08:37 AM

And I've liked all those 20 years.

It's interesting you consider Tears for Fears a chick band. The album came out when I was in junior high and all the boys liked it. The girls may have liked it too, but girls didn't talk to me then so I wouldn't know.

seawolf17
Aug 24 2006 01:17 PM

Scarlet, you can download another Weird Al track from his MySpace page, if you haven't done so already.

I'm chomping at the bit for these three:



Three straight Tuesdays, starting next week.

Johnny Dickshot
Aug 24 2006 02:12 PM

Willets Point wrote:
And I've liked all those 20 years.

It's interesting you consider Tears for Fears a chick band. The album came out when I was in junior high and all the boys liked it. The girls may have liked it too, but girls didn't talk to me then so I wouldn't know.


They fit the "Chick band" profile:
Fruity haircuts? Check.
Sensitive? Check.
Success on pop/rock and adult contemporary radio stations? Check.
Song featured in a popular teenage movie? Check*.

Inspired by your post I played some "Big Chair' for junior this morning. Like me, he thought "Shout" went on for too long.



* Bonus trivia: Name the song and movie.

Willets Point
Aug 24 2006 02:16 PM

Johnny Dickshot wrote:

* Bonus trivia: Name the song and movie.


"Everybody Wants to Rule the World" in Real Genius

ScarletKnight41
Aug 24 2006 03:30 PM

seawolf17 wrote:
Scarlet, you can download another Weird Al track from his MySpace page, if you haven't done so already.


I'll check that out - thanks wolf!

Johnny Dickshot
Aug 24 2006 03:38 PM

Willets Point wrote:
="Johnny Dickshot"]
* Bonus trivia: Name the song and movie.


"Everybody Wants to Rule the World" in Real Genius


Just remember: It is possible to synthesize excited bromide in an argon matrix.

ScarletKnight41
Aug 24 2006 03:53 PM

That kid who did the updated version of Meet the Mets has an, um, interesting song about David Wright [url=http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=89198748]here[/url].

ScarletKnight41
Aug 24 2006 07:38 PM




[url=http://www.clearchannelmusic.com/cc-common/mfeatures/johnmayerSP/]A sneak peek[/url]

I like Mayer a lot, but so far this CD isn't grabbing me. It's VERY mellow - even moreo than his John Mayer Trio blues CD.

OlerudOwned
Aug 24 2006 08:00 PM

Methead
Aug 25 2006 11:06 AM

Workin' at home on a Friday... so sweet.

The itunes shuffle so far....

Tiny (bonus track) - Phish - Undermind
Dear Prudence - Beatles - White Album
The Girl Is Mine - Michael Jackson - Thriller
Running Thoughts - Deerhoof - The Runners Four
The Mammy Nuns - Frank Zappa - Thing Fish
Because (vocals) - Beatles - Anthology 3
Missing - Beck - Guero
Snake - PJ Harvey - Rid Of Me
Pardon Me - Weezer - Make Believe
This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Sandwich - Frank Zappa - 200 Motels
For The Turnstiles - Neil Young - Decade
Jezebel Spirit - David Byrne & Brian Eno - My Life in The Bush Of Ghosts
So Whatcha Want - Beastie Boys - Check Your Head
Silver Rocket - Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
You And I - Stevie Wonder - Talking Book
I'll Wait For You - Sun Ra - Strange Celestial Road

edit : rolling along...

Blue Line Swinger - Yo La Tengo - Electr-O-Pura
The Ol' Diamondback Sturgeon - Primus - Pork Soda
Pumpin' 4 The Man - Ween - Pure Guava
Clone - Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon - Clone
Cousin Kevin - The Who - Tommy
Paint A Rainbow - My Bloody Valentine - Bloody Rarities
Let Me Ride - Dr. Dre - The Chronic
Part 1-3 - Medeski Martin & Wood - Farmer's Reserve
Spec Bebop - Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One
It Can't Happen Here - Frank Zappa - Freak Out

Frayed Knot
Aug 27 2006 10:01 AM

Currently listening to WFUV's morning man - John Platt - spin "unconventional
covers" - songs covered by artists in unusual or unexpected ways.

Right now listening to 'Cake' doing [u:5fb7e483fa]I Shall Survive[/u:5fb7e483fa]
My favorite so far: Richard Thompson's version of [u:5fb7e483fa]Oops, I Did it Again[/u:5fb7e483fa]

seawolf17
Aug 27 2006 07:22 PM



Holy crap, this album rocks the hell out of me. (Thank you, local CD store who puts the new releases out early.)

sharpie
Aug 30 2006 10:44 PM

First new Bob Dylan album in 5 years, "Modern Times." Very good, plus he mentions Alicia Keyes.

Willets Point
Aug 31 2006 02:03 PM

The Folkways Collection podcast. Very informative and great music.

Johnny Dickshot
Aug 31 2006 02:37 PM

="OlerudOwned"]


Eat steak, eat steak eat a big ol' steer
Eat steak, eat steak do we have one dear?
Eat beef, eat beef it's a mighty good food
It's a grade A meal when I'm in the mood

Cowpokes'll come from a near and far
When you throw a few rib-eyes on the fire
Roberto Duran ate two before a fight
'Cause it gave a lot of mighty men a lot of mighty might

Eat steak, eat steak eat a big ol' steer
Eat steak, eat steak do we have one dear?
Eat beef, eat beef it's a mighty good food
It's a grade A meal when I'm in the mood.

Eat meat, eat meat, filet mignon
Eat meat, eat meat, eat it all day long
Eat a few T-bones till you get your fill
Eat a new york cut, hot off the grill

Eat steak, eat steak eat a big ol' steer
Eat steak, eat steak do we have one dear?
Eat beef, eat beef it's a mighty good food
It's a grade A meal when I'm in the mood.

Eat a cow, eat a cow 'cuase it's good for you
Eat a cow, eat a cow it's the thing that goes "Mooooo"

Look at all the cows in the slaughterhouse yeard
Gotta hit'em in the head, gotta hit'em real hard
First you gotta clean'em then the butcher cuts'em up
Throws it on a scale throws an eyeball in a cup

Saw a big Brangus Steer standing right over there
So I rustled up a fire cooked him medium rare
Bar-B-Q'ed his brisket, a roasted his rump
Fed my dog that ol' Brangus Steer's hump

Eat steak, eat steak eat a big ol' steer
Eat steak, eat steak do we have one dear?
Eat beef, eat beef it's a mighty good food
It's a grade A meal when I'm in the mood.

seawolf17
Sep 06 2006 08:53 PM



So iTunes released the full 29-track version of this disc early, so I downloaded it this weekend. I've given it some listens, and surprisingly, I enjoy the sixteen songs on the bonus disc a lot more than the "regular" 13-track version that'll be in stores next week. It has a lot more "BNLness" of it. (Of course, I've been with these guys since the early days, and they could put out a disc of Steve & Eydie covers and I'd buy it.)

metirish
Sep 11 2006 09:29 PM

Damn fine fucking songs.....





Here them here..click on the band name and a pop up will appear and then click listen

http://hype.non-standard.net/track/159673

Methead
Sep 13 2006 12:31 PM

"I Am Not Afraid Of You And Will Beat Your Ass", the new album from Yo La Tengo. It's pretty good. The first track smokes. Some very different styles from song to song, but a fun listen.

seawolf17
Sep 14 2006 11:16 AM

[url=http://www.melodicrock.com/showcase/winger-4.html]Winger[/url]'s back!

What? I'm the only one who cares? (Sigh.) Winger's one of the most malgned bands of the hair metal era. I blame Beavis and Butthead.


In other news, Thunder's new album, [url=http://www.myspace.com/thunderonline]Robert Johnson's Tombstone[/url], drops October 30.

Edgy DC
Sep 14 2006 11:18 AM

I think we had Winger pegged before Beavis clued us in.

Johnny Dickshot
Sep 15 2006 08:17 AM

Woke up this morning and realized today was today.

Can a bass player kick any more ass than Graham Maby kicks here? The answer is none. None more ass.


Lazy gilly was a flower child
All the summer
Calmly running wild
Shed be silly and her friends just smiled
Pass the bottle
Wash the pills down - what went wrong
What went wrong

She dont care no more
She dont need to fight it
She dont care no more
She gets paid on friday

Cooler weather its not cool to smile |
Pretty colours
Going out of style
It aint so bad when you get used to it
Once you clock in
Youll take any shit - all right
Aint that right

She dont care no more
She dont need to fight it
She dont care no more
She gets paid on friday

Monday morning
Fridays far away
Pray youll make it
Its a magic day
Bells will ring and youll go out to play
Spend your money
Pass the bottle
Friday rules
Friday rules ok

Aint talking bout monday
Aint talking bout tuesday
Aint talking bout wednesday
Aint talking bout thursday
I m talking bout . . .

She dont care no more
She dont need to fight it
She dont care no more
She gets paid on friday

She gets paid on friday, friday, friday . . .

Edgy DC
Sep 15 2006 09:14 AM

Johnny Dickshot wrote:
Can a bass player kick any more ass than Graham Maby kicks here? The answer is none. None more ass.


I think, first hearing that song, was the first time I realized my ass could be so kicked. Graham kicked a virgin ass that day.

Johnny Dickshot
Sep 15 2006 10:17 AM

Just an incredibly furious album, and it hit me right in the face:

It opens up with the revenge song On Your Radio where Joe gives a big fat middle finger to the people who picked on him in high school, audaciously flaunting his success in their faces, even before it's achieved:

Don't you know you can't get near me?
You can only hope to hear me on your radio, on your radio
You're gonna hear me on your radio...

The institution of marriage is a sham "but of course" and love hurts, literally, in Geraldine and John. Next follows Kinda Kute, which isn't angry at all though places the guy as a complete supplicant to a pretty girl. Seems like Joe however hated himself being so good at writing pop melodies, and so the album includes the subtitle "(a pop song)" alongside this and the other song where he struggles with his confidence vs. the opposite sex Get That Girl.

It's Different for Girls is a gorgeous ballad describing, I think, one of those conversations where everything the guy says is misinterpreted by the girl and he doesn't know it. I'm the Man is a cynical pissed-off high-speed rocker deriding how fads exploit the people who participate in them.

The Band Wore Blue Shirts ruminates on the boredom of being a union caberet musician, I guess. Then the bile squirts all over the place in I Don't Wanna Be Like That where he takes on journalists, girls, Americans, American girls, Los Angeles, Playboy magainne and other stuff "You playboys can go play with yourselves").

Amateur Hour -- not my favorite, and never gave much thought to what he's going after here. Perhaps a girl leaves him (achieving "pro" status; or maybe an FU to a fellow musician? "The world could be a better place/If some of us could stay/Amateurs"). Then, Get that Girl, then Friday (lyrics above). What day do we get on down?

Dyn-O-Mite record!

Edgy DC
Sep 15 2006 10:41 AM

Listen to "Amateur Hour" 1000 more times. It's all that... an attempt at comfort for somebody who has lost their innoncence. It works every way --- whether to a teenager who gave in to her boyfriend, or a musician who has sold out, or anybody who gave up a romantic notion for a practical one.

And in his fumbling attempt, his lament for what is lost is large also, even as he says "it's not so no bad."

I read his autobiography, A Cure for Gravity, and his recap of his blue shirt days is great.

metirish
Sep 15 2006 04:24 PM

[url=http://www.slate.com/id/2149689/]Yo La Tengo Article[/url]

Johnny Dickshot
Sep 15 2006 07:45 PM

John Dickshot, ca. 1982

1-Stolen traffic sign
2-Paneling -- recently installed, already out
3-Joe Jackson "Night and Day" poster acquired for free from record store
4-Filthy Stroh's beer painter's cap
5-Wannabe rock star hair
6-Belly goes in, not out, while seated
7-BSR turntable
8-Back cover of Joe Jackson's "I'm the Man" LP, upside-down
9-Jeff Cannon's house

Edgy DC
Sep 15 2006 07:54 PM

Wow. Begging for a spinoff thread.

ScarletKnight41
Sep 28 2006 01:42 PM

="ScarletKnight41"]




It just arrived today, and I'm on my first listen. So far, Canadian Idiot is my favorite cut. Later I'll watch the DVDs on the dual disc.

cooby
Sep 28 2006 01:47 PM

="Johnny Dickshot"]John Dickshot, ca. 1982

1-Stolen traffic sign
2-Paneling -- recently installed, already out
3-Joe Jackson "Night and Day" poster acquired for free from record store
4-Filthy Stroh's beer painter's cap
5-Wannabe rock star hair
6-Belly goes in, not out, while seated
7-BSR turntable
8-Back cover of Joe Jackson's "I'm the Man" LP, upside-down
9-Jeff Cannon's house







6-Belly goes in, not out, while seated


lol. I'm just seeing this for the first time today. I wish Johnny was around, I'd love to know how old he is there

Frayed Knot
Sep 28 2006 04:53 PM

At least 16, maybe 17.

cooby
Sep 28 2006 04:56 PM

I'm thinking late teens. That's cute.

seawolf17
Oct 02 2006 05:43 PM

Why, record companies, why?



All released tomorrow. Bastards. Some store needs to have a 3/$25 sale or something. I'll at least pick up the Jet, although I hear great things about all three.

OlerudOwned
Oct 02 2006 05:59 PM

Pitchfork Media has the greatest review for the new Jet album.

They didn't even give it a grade. Just a video of a chimp peeing into it's own mouth.

Willets Point
Oct 02 2006 06:20 PM

Where is Lynnwood? I assume it's an unhip place.

ScarletKnight41
Oct 02 2006 07:56 PM

According to InfoPlease, Weird Al was born in Lynnwood, California.

duan
Oct 03 2006 12:44 PM

right now i be listening to the new album by the killers.

It's pretty good, Born to Run meets the Joshua Tree.


metirish
Oct 03 2006 12:49 PM

WOW,that's high praise for the Killers....I must get it.

duan
Oct 03 2006 12:52 PM

it's just a BIG BIG album and it's got lovely touches to it.

Still think When You Were Young might be my favourite song on it - it's still sending shivers down my spine.

Willets Point
Oct 03 2006 12:52 PM

duan wrote:


It's pretty good, Born to Run meets the Joshua Tree.


That's quite a comparison. You're not just overly enthusiastic are you?

duan
Oct 03 2006 12:54 PM

well, I'm not saying it's better then either, but that's what it's reaching for. It's got real growth from Hot Fuss.

seawolf17
Oct 03 2006 04:20 PM

I agree with Duan, although not as enthusiastically. It's hooky as hell, though, top to bottom. I really wish it was five or six songs longer; I feel like they could have given us more.

I picked up both the Killers and Jet; I'll leave Beck for another day. Jet's pretty much exactly what I expected, and I dig it. Just loud rock with guitars and lots of yelling and harmonies. Nice.

duan
Oct 04 2006 12:04 PM

better to leave you wanting more then droning on too long.

If Is This It by The Strokes proved anything it's that 37 minutes is plenty for an album.

ScarletKnight41
Oct 17 2006 04:37 PM

Maybe it's because it's a rainy day, but I was scanning AOL Radio's different channels and I settled on the TV Tunes channel. It's fun, kitchy stuff.

duan
Oct 19 2006 06:58 AM
the new Damien Rice album

is pretty good y'know. quite a bit different to O, but tastily done.

Willets Point
Oct 21 2006 06:46 PM

Lured in by the gaudy signs, I went to Tower Records' going out of business sale and spent money I should be saving on the following:














I'll try to add reviews as I listen.

ScarletKnight41
Oct 22 2006 12:33 PM

[url=http://www.mtvu.com/music/the_leak/ben_folds/#]Supersunnyspeedgraphic[/url]

This is a preview of Ben Folds' newest release, which hits stores this week.

OlerudOwned
Oct 22 2006 12:37 PM

New Beck album is very good.

He's been in a career-long habit of releasing a soft album after a funky album after a soft album, but for the first time, it seems like he's finally blended the two. And it works seamlessly.

seawolf17
Oct 22 2006 07:32 PM

ScarletKnight41 wrote:
[url=http://www.mtvu.com/music/the_leak/ben_folds/#]Supersunnyspeedgraphic[/url]

This is a preview of Ben Folds' newest release, which hits stores this week.

But if I have those three EPs already, what's the point? (And what if I already combined all fifteen songs, along with all four from The Bens, on one self-burned disc? Weird. BTW, Scarlet, you'll be getting mail from me soon.

Thumbs up on the Beck from my end too.

Only eight days until Thunder's "Robert Johnson's Tombstone" comes out.

ScarletKnight41
Oct 22 2006 07:51 PM

seawolf - if you're a total completionist, there's a cut from Over the Hedge, and a very short song that wasn't previously recorded.

If you're not a completionist, don't bother.

But then again, through the link I posted you can listen to the whole thing and judge for yourself.

Willets Point
Oct 22 2006 08:40 PM

OlerudOwned wrote:
New Beck album is very good.

He's been in a career-long habit of releasing a soft album after a funky album after a soft album, but for the first time, it seems like he's finally blended the two. And it works seamlessly.


Damn! Now that I just blew a wad on new CD's I find out Beck has a new album too.

duan
Oct 23 2006 07:56 AM

="Willets Point"]





is it good? is it good? is it good?

I loved Nights of the Living Dead. LOVED IT I TELL YOU.

Edgy DC
Oct 23 2006 08:34 AM

I was lured in by signage too. The Tower GooB sale was crap.

cooby
Oct 23 2006 08:38 AM



We're getting ready.

I still can't believe I am the only one that ever votes for Are You Experienced.

Willets Point
Oct 23 2006 11:25 AM

="duan"]
="Willets Point"]





is it good? is it good? is it good?

I loved Nights of the Living Dead. LOVED IT I TELL YOU.


Yes! Yes! Yes!

duan
Oct 23 2006 11:46 AM

We found it upstairs a few minutes ago and on first listen it's pretty slick all right.

sharpie
Oct 23 2006 11:47 AM

Yeah, that Beck album is good but, Willets, that Nouevelle Vague album you bought is also good.

Willets Point
Oct 23 2006 01:04 PM

Tilly & the Wall have a unique percussion that I really dig and I'm always won over by women with ethereal voices. I can't really think of another band that they sound like.

I have the previous Nouvelle Vague album so I knew what I was getting into there. I just love that they play New Wave songs in a bossanova style and that Nouvelle Vague and bossanova both translate as "New Wave." Puns like that win me over but they're good enough to get beyond the gimmick. Apparently the musicians in the band find young female vocalists who never heard the original songs, give them the lyrics and tell them to make it their own. It really works.

seawolf17
Oct 23 2006 05:27 PM

Women with ethereal voices? New Wave songs in a bossanova style? A band called "Nouvelle Vague"? What happened to loud, bombastic rock music?

I spent the last few days with The Darkness' "One Way Ticket" in my car, lamenting the breakup of the band. I'll let one [url=http://www.popmatters.com/music/reviews/d/darkness-onewayticket.shtml]review[/url] say it:
]The album is an orgy of crisp guitars, fist pumpin' rhythm, infectious melody and miles of harmony. The Darkness have invited you to the party. Whether or not you have fun is your decision.

From Wikipedia:
]Former bassist Frankie Poullain has said that "Hazel Eyes" is his favourite track on the record, citing the following: "I defy anyone after a couple of beverages to listen to "Hazel Eyes" standing up and NOT get the Michael Flatleys."

They will be missed. Hopefully, Justin Hawkins will get his shit together and this won't really be the end.

Frayed Knot
Oct 28 2006 12:37 AM

'Tilly & the Wall' just performed on Letterman (caught part of one song).

Three chicks up front, nice voices/harmonies.
A coupla acoustic guitars and a keyboard in the back.
The "percussion" seemed to consist mostly from two of the girls tap-dancing as they sang (well, rudimentary tapping I suppose)

SteveJRogers
Oct 28 2006 10:40 AM

Had a karmic experience the other day that has me feeling good about next years Mets. Woke up to Q104 playing The Eagles "Take It Easy" which led into "Taking Care Of Business"

seawolf17
Oct 28 2006 09:21 PM



I am digging the hell out of this disc right now. Better than the Killers, better than Beck, better than anything I've bought in months. Loud, bombastic, and catchy as hell.

PatchyFogg
Oct 31 2006 12:25 PM

The Who released their first studio album in 24 years today. It's called "Endless Wire."

You can hear it for free at:

http://music.aol.com/songs/new_releases_full_cds?defaultTab=5

If you are going to buy it, Best Buy has some kind of exclusive deal where you get an extra track CD and live DVD with it. But, I think all copies at other stores and on-line places contain at least 1 extra disc.

I never thought that I'd ever get a chance to type "The Who" and "new album" in the same sentence. It's worth checking out, as it's how they are today--not trying to be how they were 30 years ago.

ScarletKnight41
Nov 06 2006 03:51 PM



The Dave Matthews Band polled its fans and came up with a Greatest Hits CD. The first disc has studio cuts, while the second disc is live. I know DMB is an acquired taste, but I'm loving the collection.

Willets Point
Nov 08 2006 03:32 PM

I liked DMB in the early days. The track listing has me scratching my head. Nothing at all from their first album Remember Two Things and my least favorite songs from Under the Table and Crash. Actually the song "Crash" is when DMB jumped the shark for me although there were some good tracks on that album. It seems the "fans" like a completely different DMB than I liked. I suspect the live disk is pretty good though.

ScarletKnight41
Nov 08 2006 03:38 PM

I'm enjoying it.

You can check it out for yourself this week. If you have AOL (which is free these days), go to the Full CD Listening Party. It's one of the CDs that you can preview this week.

seawolf17
Nov 08 2006 07:47 PM

I agree with Willets; on the ferry this evening, I put together a nineteen-track "best of" of my own, and whereas it doesn't include any noodly jams... well, noodly jams kinda suck. And my noodly jamless mix fits on one 80-minute disc.

I'll be intrigued by the live disc if it isn't overly noodly and boring. Good song choice there.

cooby
Nov 28 2006 08:19 PM




I LOVE this guy! And I completely forgot I had this!

Bang, Bang...

metirish
Nov 28 2006 08:21 PM

Bauhaus

Bela Lugosi's Dead.......great tune

soupcan
Dec 01 2006 09:43 AM

A friend got me this for my birthday because he felt I was not 'experienced' enough.





He was right. This two-disc set is amazing.

Disc 1

1. Foxey Lady
2. Alexis Korner Introduction
3. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
4. Rhythm And Blues World Service
5. Hoochie Coochie Man, (I'm Your) - (Alexis Koerner)
6. Traveling With The Experience
7. Driving South
8. Fire
9. Little Miss Lover
10. Introducing The Experience
11. The Burning Of The Midnight Lamp
12. Catfish Blues
13. Stone Free
14. Love Or Confusion
15. Hey Joe
16. Hound Dog
17. Driving South
18. Hear My Train A Comin'


Disc: 2
1. Purple Haze
2. Killing Floor
3. Radio One
4. Wait Until Tomorrow
5. Day Tripper
6. Spanish Castle Magic
7. Jammin'
8. I Was Made To Love Her
9. Foxey Lady
10. A Brand New Sound
11. Hey Joe
12. Manic Depression
13. Driving South
14. Hear My Train A Comin'
15. A Happening For Lulu
16. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
17. Lulu Introduction
18. Hey Joe
19. Sunshine Of Your Love

Vic Sage
Dec 01 2006 09:59 AM

Warren Zevon's SENTIMENTAL HYGIENE

one of the great songwriter's of his generation. a great loss.

Johnny Dickshot
Dec 01 2006 10:30 AM

Hurry home early, hurry on home
Boom Boom Mancini's fighting Bobby Chacon

soupcan
Dec 01 2006 12:56 PM

Was Duk Koo Kim the name of the guy Mancini killed in the ring?

Edgy DC
Dec 01 2006 12:58 PM

Yup.

cooby
Dec 01 2006 10:13 PM

I want soupcan's friend to be my friend.

soupcan
Dec 01 2006 11:10 PM

I can burn that for ya coob.

cooby
Dec 01 2006 11:20 PM

okay, but will you send it to me, lol....

seawolf17
Dec 07 2006 10:40 AM



Thunder has released their first single from their newest CD, Robert Johnson's Tombstone. The single is titled "[url=http://www.thunderonline.com/rjt/discography/studio/rjt/devil.php]The Devil Made Me Do It[/url]," and it's available on iTunes. If you have 99 cents burning a hole in your online pocket, and you like rock music in the style of the Stones and other great British bands, then swing on over to iTunes and download the hell out of it.

cooby
Dec 14 2006 09:05 PM

cooby
Dec 28 2006 10:03 PM

This is it! I couldn't remember what thread I wanted earlier....

Got my copy of "Jimi Hendrix Experience BBC Sessions" for Christmas from soupcan today...it's got a smashing little booklet with it which enhances the "experience" even more!

Thanks, buddy!

KC
Jan 19 2007 07:24 PM

We should probably let this thread slide off into the archives and seawolf
start a part ll thread.

Some side b buried treasure for your off-season enjoyment ... Come On Now