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MrHambre
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Message 31 of 89 (64395)
11-04-2003 2:22 PM
Reply to: Message 30 by JustinC
11-04-2003 1:06 PM


Dead? No, they just smell that way.
Wow. I had assumed that Bonnie Raitt's sleepwalk through 'Baby Blue' was the absolute worst cover of that Dylan tune. Bonnie keeps the top spot until I hear the Dead's version, which I'm sure is marked by their characteristic power and precision.

Did anyone else see Fillmore, the documentary from the early 70's chronicling the final week of concerts at Bill Graham's hallowed hall? It's a laugh riot of gargantuan proportions. The performances by local luminaries such as It's A Beautiful Day and Cold Blood, as well as a moribund Jefferson Airplane, are notable only for their listlessness and ineptitude. To close the show, the Dead wowed the crowd with a comically plodding rendition of 'Johnny B. Goode' that didn't as much anticipate punk rock as make it inevitable.

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JustinC
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Message 32 of 89 (64397)
11-04-2003 2:34 PM


quote:
Wow. I had assumed that Bonnie Raitt's sleepwalk through 'Baby Blue' was the absolute worst cover of that Dylan tune.

Hole did a cover of the Morrison cover which I dislike immensely (the Hole cover of the cover that is, not Morrison's). I didn't necessarily like the fact that Morrison didn't use all the lyrics, nor did I like the music that much. Though, he does definitely sing it the best IMO.

I had no idea that Bonnie Raitt covered the song. Does anyone know how many covers it has? Or does anyone know what the most covered song is for that matter?

JustinC


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MrHambre
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Message 33 of 89 (64399)
11-04-2003 3:08 PM
Reply to: Message 32 by JustinC
11-04-2003 2:34 PM


quote:
Hole did a cover of the Morrison cover which I dislike immensely (the Hole cover of the cover that is, not Morrison's).
That doesn't sound too promising. Though I still wear the T-shirt I got at their show at Boston's Rat during their Pretty on the Inside tour, Hole's first two singles 'Retard Girl' and 'Dicknail' were by far the finest things they ever did. Now that Courtney Love is the Mary Tyler Moore of the new millennium (as well as having her material written for her by song doctor Linda Perry), we can safely ignore the rest of her career.

I didn't realize Morrison didn't use all Dylan's lyrics. I still have my copy of the record by Them, but I don't have a turntable anymore. I'm pretty sure Van the Man himself penned the most-covered rock song ever, with 'Gloria.' I still prefer his own snarling 1965 version with Them.

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JustinC
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Message 34 of 89 (64427)
11-04-2003 6:17 PM


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I didn't realize Morrison didn't use all Dylan's lyrics.

Yeah, he just mixes the last two verses. But meh, who really cares about that except me.

JustinC


    
Minnemooseus
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Message 35 of 89 (259265)
11-13-2005 2:25 AM


Variations on the theme of "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/16822
Requires Real Player.

4 tunes - Start with the point marked 1:09:57. Don't give up at variation 2.

You may also like to give 1:08:28 a listen.

Note that the program is called "Intelligent Design", by DJ Kenny G.

WFMU - To my tastes and knowlege, the best radio station there is.

Moose


    
ohnhai
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Message 36 of 89 (259276)
11-13-2005 4:21 AM


Moog Cook Book
Mainly I've been jammed on 'The Moog Cook Book' which is intresting in a retro cheese kinda way

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RAZD
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Message 37 of 89 (259299)
11-13-2005 9:40 AM
Reply to: Message 21 by Coragyps
10-07-2003 11:56 AM


I haven't listened to my Ravi Shankar album in thirty years

yeah

mine are all ... vinyl ... editions?

I need to get them mp3'd ... along with my bigband collection, dylan, the fugs, etc.

Not having a sterio anymore puts a cramp on playing music: all I have is the laptop with speakers attached. I can play CD's but that doesn't get me back to my collection.

I can connect to PBS for classical (and other streaming broadcasts for jazz and stuff), and generally like reggae in addition to the above.

tradeoffs.


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by our ability to understand

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Minnemooseus
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Message 38 of 89 (259325)
11-13-2005 10:58 AM
Reply to: Message 36 by ohnhai
11-13-2005 4:21 AM


Re: Moog Cook Book
Somehow I stumbled onto the Moog Cookbook, and now have their first 2 cd's (are there more?). On the first they do their versions of fairly contemporary songs, including "Smells Like Teen Spirit".

On the second, they cover the "classics", including a wonderful "Hotel California". They also turn Boston's "More Than A Feeling" into a cha-cha. In all, wonderful twistings of tunes that deserve some wonderful twistings.

I've actually had the "classics" cd sitting on my computer station for quite a while now. One of my little games is to overdub two versions of the same tune, into a new mutant version. Meaning to overdub the Moog's and Dread Zeppelin's versions of "Whole Lotta Love", to see what happens.

Ah, Dread Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (and sometime other stuff) turned into reggae, with Elvis as the lead singer. In a just world, it should have been all over the radio.

Moose


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berberry
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Message 39 of 89 (259408)
11-13-2005 6:12 PM


The Hollies - Stop, Stop, Stop
I've talked about my musical tastes here quite a few times so I thought I'd say something about a neglected old song being given a bit of new life in a TV ad campaign.

I've heard this cute little banjo-pop hit hundreds of times, but not for quite a number of years until DirecTV started advertising a new feature free to subscribers (XM satelite radio - yay!). The ad features a metallic earth being orbited by a be-bopping satelite while this song plays.

Ordinarily that'd be no big deal; TV commercials are forever resurrecting forgotten old hit tunes. The difference in this case is that it got me to actually listen to the words of Stop, Stop, Stop for probably the first time in my life. The story it tells is fascinating and surprisingly dark.

The singer is in love with a show girl at a dance hall. He tells us about going to the club to see her show, about how he walks around the perimeter as she performs so that he's always in her gaze, although she doesn't know it because of the spotlight in her eyes. Suddenly, he steps out of the shadows and into the spotlight himself and she freezes. He grabs her and won't let go. Next thing we know, the bouncers are forcibly throwing him into the street as he tells us that this is the way it always happens.

Funny thing about it is that I've heard this record countless times over the decades, but until now I'd never paid attention to it. It always sounded like a silly little pop song, but now I see that it's something more. I wonder if maybe Sting had been listening to this when he wrote Every Breath You Take.


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Sept. 20, 2005.
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jar
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Message 40 of 89 (259416)
11-13-2005 6:43 PM
Reply to: Message 39 by berberry
11-13-2005 6:12 PM


Re: The Hollies - Stop, Stop, Stop
You sure that's the story? Not the Hollies one I remember.

I always thought it was about my sister-in-law.


Aslan is not a Tame Lion
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Minnemooseus
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Message 41 of 89 (273724)
12-29-2005 12:38 AM


Cutting edge loony?
In my never ending bumblings around wfmu.org, I've discovered.....

21 Variations on "They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-haa!"

Available as downloadable MP3 files.

Also, another shameless plug to some other much beloved by Moose tunes, also found in the wfmu.org archives. To another message in another topic for the links.

Moose


    
Madfish
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Message 42 of 89 (273761)
12-29-2005 7:48 AM


I must say that i'm really glad to see so many Dylan fans, as i'm a huge fan of Mr. Zimmerman. I guess i'll just make the standard, generic list of bands and artists I enjoy.

Bob Dylan
The Beatles
Leonard Cohen
Beach Boys [if only for Pet Sounds]
Robert Johnson
John Lee Hooker
Leadbelly
Pink Floyd
Jimi Hendrix
Led Zeppelin
Miles Davis
The Clash
The Velvet Underground
Pixies
Nirvana
Beck
Radiohead
The Flaming Lips

I guess I could keep going and list more obscure stuff, but I guess that about covers the main picture of my musical tastes.


  
berberry
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Message 43 of 89 (307992)
04-30-2006 5:06 PM
Reply to: Message 10 by Asgara
10-06-2003 8:25 PM


Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris
If you aren't aware of this new album, 'All The Roadrunning', you should be. The lead single is This Is Us and although it hasn't been played much on radio outside the Triple A format, Don Imus has been promoting it heavily. Whatever you want to say about that man you can't attack his taste in music, it's almost flawless. This album is everything you'd expect from these two giants and then some.

That lead single is a highly infectious ditty about an aging couple going through an old photo album and reminiscing about their younger days. It's a simple pleasure that won't disappoint.

The real standout, though, is the final track: If This Is Goodbye. It's inspired by the cell phone calls made to loved ones by the passengers of Flight 93 and those trapped in the twin towers on 9/11. Words can't describe it, you simply must listen to it. The whole album is available at iTunes.

Asgara writes:

quote:
Floyd's moments of sheer genius (read David Gilmour) more than make up for the psychedelic, weird, mediocrity of the Syd Barrett days Listen to "Piper At The Gates of Dawn" (if you can get thru it) and than listen to "The Division Bell"

I thought 'Piper' was a good album, particularly the opening track Astronomy Dominé. But the Pink Floyd album I've been listening to more often lately isn't really a Pink Floyd album. It's Roger Waters and Eric Clapton's The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking. The title track is probably the best known from the record, but if I had to pick one song as the best from this collection it'd probably be Sexual Revolution. This is probably the best rock album of the 80s, at least pre-Nirvana.


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lfen
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From: Oregon
Joined: 06-24-2004


Message 44 of 89 (308022)
04-30-2006 6:24 PM
Reply to: Message 31 by MrHambre
11-04-2003 2:22 PM


Re: Dead? No, they just smell that way.
Bonnie keeps the top spot until I hear the Dead's version, which I'm sure is marked by their characteristic power and precision.

:laugh: Okay, you don't like laid back and mellow. I bought the Dead's first LP. Never been to a concert or bought another of their records although American Beauty Rose tempted me for a bit, mainly cause I really liked "Ripple".

Still, there was a time that Bob wanted to join them. And he recorded with them. I listen to the Dead on radio and I enjoy them though I admitted I never miss not owning one of their CDs.

lfen


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anglagard
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Message 45 of 89 (308045)
04-30-2006 7:10 PM
Reply to: Message 44 by lfen
04-30-2006 6:24 PM


Re: Dead? No, they just smell that way.
All IMHO, music is personal taste and not subject to logical argument.

The Grateful Dead are not that great on studio albums. They are awsome live, so to really hear them properly, I would suggest some of the live or Dick's Pick's series. I have a few and about 200 tapes, along with several DVDs. A similar situation applies to Phish.

I also enjoy Progressive Rock such as:

Genesis - Tresspass to Then There Were Three, nothing else (Foxtrot and Selling England by the Pound are the best)
Yes - prior to 90210
Pink Floyd
Jethro Tull
King Crimson
Frank Zappa
Emerson Lake and Palmer

And the better works of the more obscure -

Gentle Giant
National Health
Magma
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso
Soft Machine
Hatfield and the North
Balleto Di Bronzo
Ozric Tentacles
Thinking Plague
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
Spoonfed Tribe
Happy the Man
Djam Karet
Area
Semiramis
Tipographica
Arti + Mestieri
Bubu
Brand X
Caravan
DeusEx Machina
Dun
801
Eskaton
Peter Frohmader
PFM
Kenso
Le orme
Egg
Supersister
Van Der Graaf Generator
Yezda Urfa
Anekdoten

... and of course, Anglagard


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