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1969 in music. • Page 3

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by phaynes12, Jun 7, 2021.

  1. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    They're a band where I know their greatest hits album really well but just for whatever reason never delved into the discography.
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  2. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    most of the best songs are the deep cuts. enjoy.
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  3. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    By the way, for anyone still peddling the bullshit myth that streaming has "everything ever released" fully THREE of my target albums to listen to are not available to stream.
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  4. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    Alright, it's going to be a CCR afternoon. I've heard the debut, but not any of the 1969 albums. Off I go!
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  5. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    Lucky bastard. Probably the best year a band has ever had.
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  6. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    Even just looking at the tracklists, I can't believe these were all one year. Their 1970 looks pretty nuts, too.
  7. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    yeah 70 takes the cake for me with them, if for ramble tamble alone
  8. George

    Trusted Prestigious

    Listened to King Crimson's In the Court of the Crimson King today. I know this most from the Kanye West sample, so every time I hear that refrain in "21st Century Schizoid Man", I automatically play the Power beat in my head.

    There's a lot (a lot!) going on here, and it's something that would definitely take more than one listen to really digest it. I did find there were times when it got a bit too free jazzy or avant garde, with the 12 minutes of Moonchild feeling like quite a long time. When it blends all those disparate sounds into great prog-rock is when I enjoyed it most - but there were definitely difficult parts here for me. Appreciate this is a "dense" album, so definitely need more than one listen.

    Killer album cover too.
  9. Gianni28 Jun 9, 2021
    (Last edited: Jun 10, 2021)


    1. The Beatles - Abbey Road
    2. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
    3. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II

    Others I Love:
    Crosby, Stills, & Nash - CSN
    The Beatles - Yellow Submarine EP/OST (Yeah, I know this shouldn't really count)
    Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline
    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bayou Country
    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River
    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy & The Poor Boys
    David Bowie - S/T (Space Oddity)
    The Doors - The Soft Parade
    Glen Campbell - Galveston
    The Guess Who - Canned Wheat
    The Guess Who - Wheatfield Soul
    King Crimson - In The Court of the Crimson King
    MC5 - Kick Out The Jams
    Neil Young - Neil Young
    Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
    Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
    The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
    The Stooges - The Stooges
    The Who - Tommy

    Albums I realized I know one or more songs from but likely never heard the whole thing/ON THE LIST:
    Allman Brothers Band - The Allman Brothers Band
    The Band - The Band
    The Beach Boys - 20/20
    Blind Faith - Blind Faith
    CAN - Monster Movie
    Cream - Goodbye
    The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin
    Free - Free
    The Grass Roots - Lovin' Things
    The Grateful Dead - Aoxomoxoa
    The Kinks - Arthur or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire
    Leonard Cohen - Songs From A Room
    The Moody Blues - On The Threshold Of A Dream
    The Moody Blues - To Our Children's Children's Children
    Nazz - Nazz Nazz
    Pink Floyd - Ummagumma
    The Rascals - Freedom Suite
    Santana - Santana
    Sly & The Family Stone - Stand
    Steve Miller Band - Brave New World
    Tommy James & The Shondells - Crimson & Clover
    Traffic - Last Exit
    The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground
  10. Gianni28


    Also had a :-Omoment last night when listening to that Free record -


    Anybody else see any similarities to another piece of album art that was JUST released this week!?
  11. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    yes and the album is very good

    edit: the free album lol
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  12. Meerkat

    human junk drawer Prestigious

    Got to five records yesterday. Two of which I hadn't heard before, the other three I was revisiting.

    Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin I
    Thought I had heard this before but I'm not entirely sure and feel like I would've definitely remembered it if I had. Right off the bat they felt like a dream team band. Feels like they entered the studio knowing exactly who they were and what they wanted to do. There's a reason we still talk about them today and I think the debut paints a good picture of why. I could go on forever about Bonham in particular. A million drummers could play those parts note for note and never be able to capture it the way he did. What a star

    The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace of Sin
    Hadn't listened to this one in a while. Overall FBB is probably one of the easier listening experiences for me. Just super easy to sink into and enjoy. "Hot Burrito #1" and "Hot Burrito #2" are always the stand outs for me.

    Genesis - From Genesis to Revelation
    I'm mostly familiar with Genesis' 80s stuff so this was a bit of culture shock. Definitely hints at what Peter Gabriel had up his sleeve and some really spectacular arrangements.

    Joni Mitchell - Clouds
    A hint of the greatness that was to come, but a lot of this knocked me off my feet. There's only one Joni Mitchell.

    Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
    I actually haven't spent a ton of time with this one so it was nice to sit down and give it all my attention. Another case of someone being excellent at what they do. It feels lukewarm to just say "this is very nice and I like it a lot" but I really don't have much to say, it's just a beautiful work
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  13. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    Who knew Lorde was such a big Paul Rogers fan?
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  14. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    My sales pitch for The Moody Blues:

    I'm biased because I've loved them since I was probably 11 or 12, but they hold up to continued attention. They are absolutely unique in that they have four distinct songwriters and singers who mostly write alone and sing lead on their tracks, and their records are divided fairly evenly among them. Other bands have it to a lesser degree, but there's some magic in having four creative minds all working at once, but somehow all the songs still fit into a "Moody Blues" sound, in large part because their incredible harmony blend ties them all together.

    When I started listening to them, I fell in love with Justin Hayward's epic masterpieces and the rest of the guys were fine. Then I fell in love with Mike Pinder's introdpective/probing stuff. Then with time, the rockers from John Lodge and the prim English ditties of Ray Thomas grew on me. Now I love them all in their own way.

    Another huge part of the magic? Mike Pinder was a genius. Other bands used the Mellotron on a song or two ("Rain Song", "Tuesday's Gone", "Strawberry Fields Forever", "She's a Rainbow", "Space Oddity"), but Mike Pinder made the Mellotron his life's work. Dude composed personal symphonies on that keyboard and it gives their music a completely otherworldly grandeur that a regular orchestra wouldn't have. Cannot say enough about his greatness.

    A Question of Balance in '70 is their masterpiece, but I love the fuck out of their two '69 releases as well.
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  15. Afraid


    Let it Bleed
    In a Silent Way

    there’s so many it’s insane to pick three
  16. Gianni28


    I’m going to listen to one or both of these today.

    Fun fact - a few years ago during my hotel management days, John Lodge and his wife stayed at the hotel I was working at in Tampa for about 10 days. He was actually a really nice guy. I didn’t even connect the dots until about 3-4 days in when I just got this feeling that he was “somebody”.
  17. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    i don’t think i’ve ever listened to the moody blues. i’m finishing up a guided by voices run and once i do i’ll fire that album up.
  18. Gianni28


    Seems as good a time as any to share this classic:

    “can the poems, it’s arse-whooping time!”
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  19. Gianni28


    Okay jokes aside, DAMN On The Threshold Of A Dream is great.

    You all were not kidding about the variety in songwriting and styles, but it all WORKS. This is thoroughly enjoyable - I will spare trying to even describe what makes this good since @cshadows2887 already did this, but I'm loving it. Several of the songs are so immediate too, (but while also being musically interesting), I found myself singing a bunch of them before the song even ended.

    Find of the week so far.
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  20. George

    Trusted Prestigious

    I listened to Johnny Cash's At San Quentin, which is another prison concert he did. As with Folsom Prison for me, the most enjoyment here is with the banter and between song chatter. Cash is a relaxed and confident performer, playing up to what the prisoners want to hear and a fantastic and funny presence.

    I'm not sure I needed to hear "San Quentin" twice back to back, but the audience clearly did, which is what matters! It's solid and enjoyable as opposed to Folsom Prison, which feels a bit more essential to me. I can see there is a longer 31 track cut of this album, so maybe that's a better document of it, than the 10 track standard edition I heard.

    I'm not sure if the album itself is censored, or just the copy on Apple Music, but there were a few distracting bleeps whenever Cash says "shit" or whatever.

    This concert is also where that famous picture of Johnny Cash comes from too;

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  21. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    I totally forgot about this scene. Laughed until I snorted.

    So pumped you enjoyed it. On most days, "Never Comes the Day" is my favorite Moodies song.
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  22. Gianni28


    song is absolutely gorgeous. Had a weird feeling with that one as if I’ve heard it quite a few times but never quite tucked it away in my brain as “knowing” it. But that has officially changed as of today.
  23. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    Joni Mitchell - Clouds
    Right before she made the leap to holy-shit greatness, but still a beautiful, thoughtful album. "Chelsea Morning" is beautiful but the real winner is the just spine-tingling transition from "The Fiddle and the Drum" into "Both Sides Now", one of the best songs ever recorded by anyone.

    Tommy James and the Shondells - Crimson and Clover
    Man, I always liked singles but I had no idea how much I was going to fall in love with their albums during this process. They're pros, so they saw which way the wind was blowing and embraced quirky psychedelia, but the songwriting and the production are, like always, there. And hard to argue with an album that has "Crimson and Clover" and "Crystal Blue Persuasion"

    Norman Greenbaum - Spirit in the Sky
    Always been curious about him because he's from Malden, MA (where I teach) and went to BU (my alma mater). Seeing Allmusic and Christgau give him good reviews sealed the deal. He's pretty delightfully quirky without ever being flashy. Exactly the kind of album I want on during summer. Unpretentious, but well-crafted songwriter-rock.

    Pentangle - Basket of Light
    Was a little on the fence about this one. The guitars are, obviously, insane (Bert Jansch was in the band). The kinda traditional English vibes I feel like suffer in comparison to the greatness of Fairport Convention and its offshoots (Sandy Denny, Richard and Linda Thompson, etc.) but I suspect they'd grow on me with time.
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  24. Afraid


    I made it point to listen to every GBV album. Pollard writes great songs with the apparent ease at which most men scratch themselves.

    Also, that’s pretty wild to have never listened to The Moody Blues. You must be pretty young. Lost Chord is my personal fave. But Future Passed is probably the best starting place.

  25. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    Days of Future Passed just doesn’t have the songs the rest of their records do. The novelty of the orchestra does a lot and Hayward’s two songs are as good as anything they ever did, but it gets a little thin beyond that