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 Post subject: Re: Favorite albums of 08 (thus far)
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 7:09 pm 
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Az Bucco fan wrote:
I saw Lou Reed at the Stanley Theater 1974. Great show. Awful opener....Hall and Oates.



Wow...Whoever the promotion staff was must have had no idea what kind of music either played...

My friend's blues band opened for a heavy metal band once at a bigger venue around here...they didn't know it was a metal band...He said the crowd was pretty silent the whole 90 minutes they played...
He said he felt like he was in the scene from the Blues Brothers when they were playing in the Honky Tonk Bar...minus the chicken wire of course

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite albums of 08 (thus far)
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chett - what have you been spinning lately? I just picked up The National's Virginia EP (which comes in bundle with their new A Skin, A Night DVD), and it's a pretty good disc of demo/live tracks/b-sides from one of the best bands IMO in the last 5 years.

Also picked up the Band of Horses debut yesterday. I have had Cease To Begin and have loved it, hadn't heard anything off of this besides "Funeral" and "The Great Salt Lake".


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A couple more good records I just heard today ...

Silver Jews - Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea
Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer


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Hey Shark,

what do you think of the new Wolf Parade album? I had their first one, and although all the stuff they play is similar to what I love, and everyone around me loves the first one, I just couldn't get into it. I also love the Silver Jews and adore The National. I got a chance to speak to the lead singer from them last year at a show they did out near Brooklyn last year. I wish I could remember what he said...oh well. It was a great time.

As for me, I just picked up the latest Manhattan Love Suicides EP and the new Girl Talk though I haven't had a chance to really listen to them yet. I'm really pissed off because Times New Viking and Titus Andronicus were in town tonight and I completely forgot. Damn!


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On Wednesday (July 2) I'm going to see 311 with Snoop Dogg opening for them! Those are two acts I never imagined seeing together!

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On Wednesday (July 2) I'm going to see 311 with Snoop Dogg opening for them! Those are two acts I never imagined seeing together!


Not only is that a weird combination, but Snoop Dogg is opening for 311?! Snoop Dogg I thought was still culturally relevant? What exactly has 311 done in the last ten years!?


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chetthespian wrote:
IA Pirate wrote:
On Wednesday (July 2) I'm going to see 311 with Snoop Dogg opening for them! Those are two acts I never imagined seeing together!


Not only is that a weird combination, but Snoop Dogg is opening for 311?! Snoop Dogg I thought was still culturally relevant? What exactly has 311 done in the last ten years!?



311 has been around since around 1990 and has a boat-load of albums. They have a fan base similar to that of a Grateful Dead, Phish, or Jimmy Buffet (obviously not as big of a fan base as those groups but I used those as an example of how loyal they are). I happen to be a huge 311 fan and see them whenever they are in the area.

Snoop is opening for 311 because, in my opinion, he couldn't get 10,000 fans at his concert in every city like 311 can. He's a smart business man. He is getting his product in front of a completely different audience then he ever has. 311 is doing the same.

It should be a great time! Do I need to do a Game Report?? :lol:

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chetthespian wrote:
Hey Shark,

what do you think of the new Wolf Parade album? I had their first one, and although all the stuff they play is similar to what I love, and everyone around me loves the first one, I just couldn't get into it. I also love the Silver Jews and adore The National. I got a chance to speak to the lead singer from them last year at a show they did out near Brooklyn last year. I wish I could remember what he said...oh well. It was a great time.

As for me, I just picked up the latest Manhattan Love Suicides EP and the new Girl Talk though I haven't had a chance to really listen to them yet. I'm really pissed off because Times New Viking and Titus Andron
icus were in town tonight and I completely forgot. Damn!


I also had a hard time getting into the new Wolf Parade. I don't think it's bad, but not near up to par with Apologies. The National are just phenomenal. It's a shame most people starting getting into them with their last album Boxer because I thought Alligator is easily and by far the best think they've ever done. What a superb album.


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The new Hold Steady is solid as well.


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I bought two new releases a couple a weeks ago...Jakob Dylan (of the Wallflowers) "Seeing Things" and Mudcrutch (Tom Petty and Friends) "Mudcrutch"

Jakob's taste into solo work...A very stripped down, folksy album, definitely a hint of his old man rubbing off on him on this album..."Evil is Alive and Well" is a very popular song of mine off the album along with "Something Good This Way Comes"

Mudcrutch is basically the beginning of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers...broke up in 1975 before Tom and the Heartbreakers signed their record deal...Rumor has it Tom said if he made it big, he'd have the original members of the group come together with him and do an album..."Scare Easy" is the big hit from the album, plus my favorite, an old cover song made famous by the Grateful Dead "Shady Grove"

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite albums of 08 (thus far)
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I recently purchased Voodoo Child, The Jimi Hendrix Collection. It has some previously unreleased stuff I found on interest. Ray Davies, former front man of the Kinks, Working Man's Cafe and Led Zeppelin, Mothership, that also contains a nifty DVD. I like them all so far. For any Meat Puppets fans out there, Curt Kirkwood is in town recording an album as we speak with brother Chris. I saw them this spring and they were outstanding. Good guys too.


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Az, is that Led Zeppelin compilation any different than the earlier greatest hits album? Is “D’Yer Mak’er” on the new CD? I'd love to hear "Kashmir" while rowing on Dal Lake, once described the most beautiful place on earth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73dvrir5kig <-- Kashmir

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNSSpXap ... re=related <-- Robert Plant talking about Dread Zeppelin. Ha!


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Yes D'yer Maker is on this. I don't know if it is just a remaster of the older compilation. I do know that Jimmy Page was involved in the project.


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Hey chet, he was my final end of the year list, if interested:

1. The Walkmen - You & Me
2. Dr. Dog - Fate
3. Vampire Weekend s/t
4. Gutter Twins - Saturnalia
5. The Whigs - Mission Control
7. Black Mountain - In The Future
8. Wale - The Mixtape About Nothing
9. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
10. Starflyer 59 - Dial M


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite albums of 08 (thus far)
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Not a bad list, Shark. I loved the Walkmen album. Here's my final list, though I couldn't make it to 10...

1. Crystal Stilts- Alight of Night
2. Frightened Rabbit- Midnight Organ Fight
3. The Walkmen - You and Me
4. Santogold- Santogold
5. Jay Reatard - Matador Singles '08


I also tried the Fleet Foxes album which seemed to be everyone's favorite and was just...bored by it. Your thoughts?


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite albums of 08 (thus far)
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GNR's Chinese Democracy is awesome!! Thats the best album of 2008 for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite albums of 08 (thus far)
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chet - I kind of had the same reaction to the Fleet Foxes record. It wasn't bad, but I just got tired of their shtick after a while, I don't know what it was ... "White Winter Hymnal" was definitely one of the best songs of the year though. Glad to hear you dug the Walkmen album ... they just always out do themselves. They were also pretty good live when I saw them this year.

What are Crystal Stilts like? A lot of "Crystal" bands going on in the indie scene lately ... I guess they are the new "wolf" bands ...


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Yeah, there are a ton of Crystal bands out there. I like Crystal Castles and Crystal Antlers, but Stilts are by far my favorite. I'd describe Crystal Stilts as a cross between Joy Division and 60's Garage rock. They're a Brooklyn band who manage to always be playing a show in my area when I'm not around.


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1. Burning Spear -Jah Is Real - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-VMYOW1BTw

2. Toumani Diabate - The Mande Variations - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8luhdxS2KuM

3. Lakshmi Shankar - Dancing in the Light - http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=ulfMCR0Rh ... re=related

4. Prince Malachi - One Perfect Match - http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=0IlJv6cHI ... 1&index=26

5. C-ute - Forever Love - http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=WeKYHJhVNws


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