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cavediver
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Message 46 of 89 (308188)
05-01-2006 9:33 AM
Reply to: Message 45 by anglagard
04-30-2006 7:10 PM


Re: Dead? No, they just smell that way.
Genesis - Tresspass to Then There Were Three, nothing else (Foxtrot and Selling England by the Pound are the best)

Saw "The Musical Box" perform the whole of the Lamb a few weeks back, using the original costumes! Unbelievable :D


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berberry
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Message 47 of 89 (308276)
05-01-2006 6:00 PM


iTunes
Has anyone else used this service to find old, nearly forgotten favorites? If you haven't, you should. Over the past couple weeks I've downloaded several songs, including a few I already have on both record and CD. For some reason, the iTunes versions sound better than I've ever heard them before.

A few examples of what I'm talking about: Billy Thorpe's Children Of The Sun, Peter Frampton's Do You Feel Like We Do? (the live version, of course) and Lou Reed's live Intro / Sweet Jane (and I think I'm gonna go back and get the rest of that phenomenal album 'Rock and Roll Animal'). In each case, iTunes has made available remixed versions that sound much, much better than any previously released print. Musical elements that were hidden in the background and that you had to strain to notice are now so clear that you can't miss them.

The selection on iTunes is wide but not comprehensive. Some albums aren't complete. One irritating case in point is Little Feat's 'Wating For Columbus'. The original vinyl record, as well as a CD print that was released in the mid 90s, includes the unforgettable live version of Dixie Chicken in a medley with Tripe Face Boogie. The iTunes album leaves out Dixie Chicken but includes the other half of the medley. It even includes material that wasn't on the original release. To my mind, this ommision is unforgiveable unless iTunes is waiting for a cleaned-up remix to be produced by the record label.

Another ommission is the single version of Edgar Winter's Free Ride. The album version is available but the single was much better and is almost never heard today (I still have the single and an mp3 so I haven't forgotten it).


  
berberry
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Message 48 of 89 (314109)
05-21-2006 9:57 AM


Electrifying live performance by Tower of Power
The liberal Crooks & Liars video blog has lately been posting a number of live performance musical videos. One of the best so far is Tower of Power performing What Is Hip?, posted just last night. The link is to a webpage and it loads very slowly, but it's soooooo well worth it. I promise you won't be disappointed. The horns will absolutely blow you away!

Just click the link at C&L and go do something else for a while. When you start the video, be sure to crank the sound up LOUD!


  
alacrity fitzhugh
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Message 49 of 89 (314149)
05-21-2006 12:48 PM


just a few
ac/dc,aerosmith,argent, apacoliptica ,a perfect circle
bad company,blue oyster cult,beck badfinger,black sabbath,blue cheer,band of joy,blackmores knights,clash,cream,ccr,circle jerks,cradle off filth,cheap trick, ,clash,cream,ccr,elo,evanascence,elf,elp, epica,foghat,foriegner, faith no morefull devil jacket,flybanrger
gnr,godsmack,gwar,halford,halfcocked,hendricks,helmet,judas priest,journey,janis joplin,kamelot,kansas,korn,linkin park.lillith,level 7,lacuna coil,led zep,leaves eyes,marilyn manson,megadeth,earlymetallica,muderdolls,mudvayne.nin,nightwish,night ranger,nocturne(lacy connors),nugent,ozzy,opiate for the masses,orgy,oleanderprimus,pigmy love circusropert plant,jimmy pagepowerman5000,poe,quiet riot,queen(<1981),rush,riot,reo speedwagon,radiohead,rage against the machine slipknot,styx,suicidal tendancies,soundgardentype-o negative,ufo velvet underground,vixenthe who, joe walsh,yardbirds,white/rob zombie
    
Minnemooseus
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Message 50 of 89 (314946)
05-24-2006 6:11 PM


"World Cafe" w/ David Dye on public radio
Anyone out there fans of this radio program?

While there are some bright moments, my impression is that this program is a great pox on U.S. public music radio. A friend and I refer to it as "Burb Cafe", as in "David Dye lives in a pretty small musical world". High quality elevator and office music for people not really into music. Makes me hate the term "singer/songwriter" more than ever.

David once had Taj Mahal on as a guest. Taj (bless his soul) told David that "World Cafe" was "apartheid radio".

For real "World Cafe", go to http://wfmu.org/. Free form - Glorious radio semi-anarchy. Go to http://wfmu.org/listen.m3u?show=19122&archive=27716 (mp3 for broadband, archived for two weeks) or http://wfmu.org/listen.ram?show=19122&archive=27715 (realplayer for the bandwidth impared, archived perminently) for archived version of a Moondog special done earlier today. By the way, dj Irwin is, amongst other things, the producer of the Raymond Scott reissue compilation "Reckless Nights and Turkish Twilights", featuring the monster tune "Powerhouse".

Moose


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alacrity fitzhugh
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Message 51 of 89 (314967)
05-24-2006 7:14 PM
Reply to: Message 50 by Minnemooseus
05-24-2006 6:11 PM


Re: "World Cafe" w/ David Dye on public radio
Thank you for the site.My wife and I both enjoy it so I bookmarked it

Mostly I listen to http://krradio.com/.


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Beatle Addict
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Message 52 of 89 (318060)
06-05-2006 6:00 PM


I'm not going to post a list of all the muic I like, at least for now, as it would probably take several weeks.

However, this week I've been listening to the music of Jimi Hendrix and some odd bits of Black Sabbath.


  
Shh
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Message 53 of 89 (318762)
06-07-2006 12:55 PM
Reply to: Message 32 by JustinC
11-04-2003 2:34 PM


most covered?
Last time I checked it was Zep's Stairway with 436 commercial recordings.
Speaking of covers....check this out
http://www.dumpalink.com/post/1147073830/George_W._Bush_Imagine
one of the funniest ideas I'd seen in a long time, the irony's classic.

Anyone heard Dions "Bronx Blues" yet? It's his first in ten or twenty years, I'm not a big fan, but love this album.
And Tool's new one too.


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Minnemooseus
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Message 54 of 89 (318779)
06-07-2006 1:50 PM
Reply to: Message 53 by Shh
06-07-2006 12:55 PM


Stairway to Heaven et all
There are +/-100 cover version mp3's available at
http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2006/05/stairways_to_he.html

See also
http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2006/05/hairway_to_stev.html

In all, the WFMU blog is a massive source of oddities, both musical and non-musicical.

WFMU has been called the best radio station in the United States. I'm a believer. See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WFMU

Now, for cover versions in general - I would strongly suspect the most covered tunes are some of the jazz standards. God only knows how many recorded versions there are of such things as Round Midnight and so many other tunes.

Moose


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berberry
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Message 55 of 89 (329123)
07-05-2006 10:44 PM


Schoolhouse Rock
Americablog today posted this link to a Schoolhouse Rock video about the Mayflower (the blogger was trying to make a point about GWB acting like a king but let's please leave that out of this thread).  It was fun to watch, and it got me thinking about some of those other famous SR 'toons.

It didn't take much digging to find a few more favorites:  Conjunction Junction, I'm Just A Bill and Lolly Lolly Lolly Get Your Adverbs Here.  I used to know all the words to these.  Wow, Saturday mornings sure were fun when I was kid!

Hope someone here enjoys this kinda stuff as much as I do.


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nator
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Message 56 of 89 (329141)
07-05-2006 11:26 PM
Reply to: Message 55 by berberry
07-05-2006 10:44 PM


Re: Schoolhouse Rock
Have you seen this album?

Some of it is atrocious, but the rest of it is really good.


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2ice_baked_taters
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Message 57 of 89 (329219)
07-06-2006 4:54 AM


My neighbors are too far away to annoy without an outdoor concert.

Lately I have not been listening to anything. Been very busy.
The last time I sat down to play I jammed a bit to Blues traveler. Been really liking the feel of Sweet pain. It's a tasty tune.
Peter Gabriel,Sting,Rush,Michael Hedges,Blue man group,Ian Moore,ACDC,Seal,Typo negative,Robie Robertson, Kenny Wayne Sheppard...just a smattering of things I like.


  
pink sasquatch
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Message 58 of 89 (329466)
07-06-2006 6:24 PM
Reply to: Message 54 by Minnemooseus
06-07-2006 1:50 PM


pfft... Stairway to Heaven...
Now, for cover versions in general - I would strongly suspect the most covered tunes are some of the jazz standards.

Hells yes. How many times was Stairway to Heaven supposedly covered? A measley 400+ times?

From the AllMusic database:

Stairway to Heaven - 201

Your suggestion, Round Midnight - 1165

One of my favorites, Summertime - 2155


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berberry
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Message 59 of 89 (330156)
07-09-2006 9:24 PM


Little Feat - Fat Man In The Bathtub
Music in the 1970s didn't get any better than Little Feat. The first time I was allowed to go on a long-distance trip without my parents I went to Atlanta to see Little Feat with some friends. Probably the best concert I've ever been to.

This live recording is from 1975. It features the late, great genius of Little Feat, Lowell George.

Edited by berberry, : No reason given.


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Coragyps
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Message 60 of 89 (330158)
07-09-2006 9:47 PM
Reply to: Message 59 by berberry
07-09-2006 9:24 PM


Re: Little Feat - Fat Man In The Bathtub
Wow! I had nearly forgotten Little Feat, and if I have a flashback from listening to that, I'm a comin' to Vicksburg to whup yore ass, Berberry! :D

And that was a music video the way the IPU created them to be, too - just performance. my o my.


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