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Author Topic:   Looney Tunes, or Music in General
MrHambre
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From: Framingham, MA, USA
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Message 1 of 89 (59767)
10-06-2003 1:46 PM


I was subliminally instructed to start this topic by Moose, who is well aware of the short lifespan of any of my topics. I feel like the drug runner pilot sacrificed every so often to the feds by the image-conscious drug lord.

Right now I'm eagerly awaiting the mid-October arrival of the new CD from my Favorite Band of All Time of the Week, the Shins. Their brilliant first CD Oh! Inverted World was filled with shoegazer pop and strange lyrics. It should have ensured front man James Mercer a one-way ticket to the same zip-code of oblivion inhabited by Dogbowl or Lee Mavers of the La's, but instead I guess he's doomed to become a college rock Sisyphus, plugging away year after year to no avail like Robert Schneider of Apples in Stereo.

So what's everyone else been annoying their neighbors with lately?

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I would not let the chickens cross the antidote road because I was already hospitlized for trying to say this!-Brad McFall


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Cthulhu
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Message 2 of 89 (59781)
10-06-2003 4:29 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by MrHambre
10-06-2003 1:46 PM


Weird Al. Ia! Weird Al fhtagn!

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Ia! Cthulhu fhtagn!


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crashfrog
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Message 3 of 89 (59783)
10-06-2003 4:33 PM


So what's everyone else been annoying their neighbors with lately?

The regular stuff that helps me concentrate: MC Frontalot, Optimus Rhyme, the soundtrack from The Matrix Reloaded. Sorry if that's not indie enough for you all.


  
zephyr
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From: FOB Taji, Iraq
Joined: 04-22-2003


Message 4 of 89 (59790)
10-06-2003 5:36 PM
Reply to: Message 2 by Cthulhu
10-06-2003 4:29 PM


\m/ 0_0 \m/ !!!

I saw Weird Al in Gulfport, MS on his recent tour. Best show I've seen in a long time.

My high rotation lately includes:

Mudvayne, Ministry, Rammstein, Tool, Slayer, Rage Against The Machine, Metallica, System of a Down, Spineshank, Type O Negative, KMFDM, A Perfect Circle, and Dimmu Borgir.


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Dan Carroll
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Message 5 of 89 (59794)
10-06-2003 5:43 PM


Buddy Holly. Can't get enough'a that guy, for my money.

Rotating in Johnny Cash, Bobby Darin, Elvis Costello, and a little Jurassic 5 for flavor.


  
hollygolightly
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Message 6 of 89 (59808)
10-06-2003 6:34 PM


Currently...
annoying my neighbors with JD Souther (just got a bunch of his stuff), Van Morrison, Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan. I have so much music it's hard to decide what to listen to so it's been these same artists for a *long* time now, with the exception of the new addition of JD Souther.
Melissa

  
MrHambre
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Posts: 1494
From: Framingham, MA, USA
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Message 7 of 89 (59811)
10-06-2003 7:00 PM


Aren't Friends Eclectic?
I'm glad this forum doesn't have a piped-in soundtrack, because it sounds like we don't agree on much as far as tunes go. Así es la vida, folks.

I'm a major league fan of Dylan. During the mid-Sixties, his stuff was so brilliant he can be excused the sporadic awfulness of his post-bike-crash output. Just when you want to write him off, he comes back with something cool. Hidden gem: "Clean Cut Kid," the razor-sharp Vietnam vet song off 1985's otherwise disposable Empire Burlesque.

Wierd Al will be playing in Hell when I get there. And thereafter.

I listened to my share of art-core, crunching hideous anti-rock, and psycho sludge in my day. Volcano Suns, Swans, Zeni Geva, Melvins, Cows, Naked City, Napalm Death, Pain Teens, and Foetus all helped hasten my exit from the ancestral homestead.

Elvis Costello has always been one of my faves too. I respect more than enjoy his collaborations with the likes of Bacharach and Brodsky quartet. I truly enjoy the slew of extras he piles into the reissues of his stuff on CD. In visionary rocker mode, he made the insufferably pretentious but undeniably amazing Imperial Bedroom.

I liked Nick Cave's early solo stuff, but it never achieved the scuzzy genius of those Birthday Party albums. Drunk on the Pope's Blood was a live document of a very sinister bunch.

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Coragyps
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Message 8 of 89 (59812)
10-06-2003 7:02 PM


John Lee Hooker (holly, have you heard his duet of Gloria with Van Morrison?), Albert King, most other sort-of-electric blues; Velvet Underground, Zappa, Santana. I'm stuck in 1968, but there's a lot of recent rock that sounds pretty good, too - we finally got a radio station that plays some of it.

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mark24
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Message 9 of 89 (59817)
10-06-2003 7:50 PM


Well, I just fulfilled a promise I made to myself 10 years ago, & got (most of) The Clash albums on CD.

Coming thru the door was a snub nosed '44, what the barrel can't snort it can spatter on the floor.

Jo Strummer is dead, long live the King.

Mark


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Asgara
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Message 10 of 89 (59821)
10-06-2003 8:25 PM


The Clash, The Cure

Robert Plant is GOD...Zeppelin is so consistently awesome it's scary.

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"

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Asgara
"An unexamined life is not worth living" Socrates via Plato


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MrHambre
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From: Framingham, MA, USA
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Message 11 of 89 (59824)
10-06-2003 8:52 PM
Reply to: Message 9 by mark24
10-06-2003 7:50 PM


Ah yes, the Clash. I revere their snarling punk debut, and even Blue Oyster Cult's producer couldn't tarnish their coolness on the roaring Give 'Em Enough Rope. My kids are in for years of therapy to cope with the embarrassment of watching their dad jump around when he hears "Tommy Gun." Their songs were so great on London Calling that no one realized how professional and rockist the erstwhile rebels had become. Wile E. Coyote would be shocked at the fall the band would take after that. A worse album than Sandinista! has never been conceived, recorded, or released. The remainder of their career is unworthy of comment. A couplet from Joe Strummer for our friends the Intelligent Design Creationists:

"I believe in this and it's been tested by research
He who fucks nuns will later join the church"

PS. Did I mention that Pink Floyd will be Wierd Al's backing band in Hell? That's the Syd Barrett Floyd, the Roger Waters Floyd, and the David Gilmour Floyd.

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I would not let the chickens cross the antidote road because I was already hospitlized for trying to say this!-Brad McFall


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hollygolightly
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Message 12 of 89 (59825)
10-06-2003 9:02 PM
Reply to: Message 8 by Coragyps
10-06-2003 7:02 PM


John Lee Hooker
No, I don't have that version of "Gloria", but I did just recently get a copy of Dylan and Van Morrison doing "Tupelo Honey".
Melissa

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MrHambre
Member (Idle past 402 days)
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From: Framingham, MA, USA
Joined: 06-23-2003


Message 13 of 89 (59830)
10-06-2003 9:39 PM
Reply to: Message 12 by hollygolightly
10-06-2003 9:02 PM


Van the Man
I'm not the biggest Van Morrison fan, but I think he gets the prize for the greatest straight-out cover of a Dylan song.

Hendrix had to turn "All Along the Watchtower" from a brooding, macabre vignette into a psychedelic bad-trip nightmare. The slide guitar solo made it sound like a lava-soaked Hawaiian volcano sacrifice. Genius, but totally different from the Dylan concept.

Similarly, the Byrds took the eccentric acid-folk of "Mr. Tambourine Man" and made it a shimmering pop gem, with jangling Rickenbackers and celestial harmonies. Great stuff, but unrecognizable from Dylan's original.

Van Morrison's pastoral Seventies pop was too complacent for my taste. If Esteban here never hears "Brown Eyed Girl" again, he'll die a happy man. But back when he was in the Belfast beat band Them, Morrison did a version of "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" that was absolutely astounding. It's an apocalyptic song, and Morrison refuses to turn it inside out or sidestep the desolate remorse that it's drenched in. So he just sings the shit out of it. And he never sounded better.

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I would not let the chickens cross the antidote road because I was already hospitlized for trying to say this!-Brad McFall


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mark24
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From: UK
Joined: 12-01-2001


Message 14 of 89 (59833)
10-06-2003 9:59 PM
Reply to: Message 11 by MrHambre
10-06-2003 8:52 PM


MrHambre,

A worse album than Sandinista! has never been conceived, recorded, or released. The remainder of their career is unworthy of comment.

There's "A" good album in Sandinista! if you're prepared to separate the chaff from the wheat. Washington Bullets, Something About England, The Leader, Somebody Got Murdered, Charlie Don't Surf, etc. deserve a place on anybodies turntable, it's just that there's two tracks of drivel separating the good tracks. Pity it was a triple album to begin with....Legend has it that they were fulfilling their record deal commitments by releasing 3 albums in one go.....

London Calling (the double album) epitomised The Clash, as far as I'm concerned.

Mark

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"I can't prove creationism, but they can't prove evolution. It is [also] a religion, so it should not be taught....Christians took over the school board and voted in creationism. That can be done in any school district anywhere, and it ought to be done." Says Kent "consistent" Hovind in "Unmasking the False Religion of Evolution Chapter 6."


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nator
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From: Ann Arbor
Joined: 12-09-2001


Message 15 of 89 (59838)
10-06-2003 10:46 PM


Let's see, some o mine o late, or just favories...

Gypsy Kings
Fleetwood Mac (Rumors)
Ani DiFranco (Dilate)
Nirvana
Shawn Colvin
the White album and Rubber Soul
Miles Davis (Kind of Blue)
Peter Gabriel(us)
Dar Williams
anything by Adam and the Ants (a guilty pleasure)
Yo Yo Ma


    
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