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Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by phaynes12, Oct 4, 2021.

  1. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    never have, no. ill check it out.
     
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  2. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    “Life in a Northern Town,” an all-timer! Love that song so much.
     
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  3. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    It’s perfect and it dwarfs the rest of the album. Just truly beautiful
     
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  4. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    I have not heard the whole album; maybe now is the time! But I’ve loved that song for many years. So gorgeous.
     
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  5. OhTheWater Oct 6, 2021
    (Last edited: Oct 6, 2021)
    OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    Actually started the Dream Academy album yesterday too. "Life in a Northern Town" was definitely used in a commercial or movie or something when I was a kid and I have a visceral negative sense memory linked to it, haha. I hate when that happens

    EDIT:
    Rest of this album is cool though, really like In Places on the Run and This World
     
  6. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    It does work up some nice Gilmour/"Run Like Hell" moments and has some really ethereal other tracks.

    Not a lot of bands with 3 members where one plays the oboe and English Horn
     
  7. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    rain dogs time
     
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  8. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    three songs in and i’m pretty into this so far. it sounds like if satan was a musician. i’m shocked @cshadows2887 likes it though, especially since you dislike Beefheart so much
     
  9. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    Waits is a much more interesting lyricist and even the weird junkyard blues is funky and catchy
     
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  10. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    it definitely seems inspired by him - saw a quote from his wife saying her showing tom beefheart led to swordfishtrombone and the "change" in his career
     
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  11. George

    Trusted Prestigious

    Listened to LL Cool J's Radio. This sort of early hip-hop is usually something that I can respect, but it's not something I necessarily find that interesting. A few years later, stuff like De La Soul / Tribe / Public Enemy etc I really enjoy, but the pre-cursors to them I've never found that good. This is fun though, I enjoyed it, he's a charismatic presence and it sounds like he's having a great time, even if from a beats / instrumentation level, I find it a bit sparse. Can't knock the influence, but probably not one I'll be back to for a while.
     
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  12. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    That record is so heavy and relentless I always view it almost as a metal record. Just absolutely asphalt cracking drum machine beats and so little else. It thrills me in its uniqueness.
     
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  13. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    Oh absolutely. But that’s the reason I prefer Waits. He took the influence and did something I find much more interesting with it
     
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  14. tomdelonge

    Trusted

    If you like Rain Dogs and Swordfishtrombones there’s probably a Beefheart fan down in you waiting to come out
     
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  15. Gianni28

    Regular

    Every couple of years I listen to Rites of Spring, and every couple of years I am reminded that I need to listen to it way more frequently.

    What a great point made by @phaynes12 that this site / AP.net probably wouldn't exist without this record , and "For Want Of". Post of the week right there.

    I think I was like 16 and played a Thursday record for someone older and much wiser than I , and he was like "uhhhh you should probably check out Rites of Spring". Lol
     
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  16. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    Yeah I vividly remember when I got into them/Embrace
     
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  17. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    I don't listen to Rain Dogs all that often, but I'm fond of it because it was the first album that @DaydreamNation and I did for our short-lived older music feature on AbsolutePunk.net.
     
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  18. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    "Downtown Train" and "Anywhere I Lay My Head" make for one of the great home stretches of any album.
     
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  19. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    So far:
    Eric Clapton - Behind the Sun
    The Dream Academy - The Dream Academy
    Various Artists - Go Go Crankin'
    Eurythmics - Be Yourself Tonight
    Various Artists - The Indestructible Beat of Soweto
    The Hooters - Nervous Night
    The Temptations - Touch Me
     
  20. DaydreamNation

    it's only some occasional rain Supporter

    oh wow I really forgot these threads were happening huh
     
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  21. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    Psychocandy is cool. I think I listened to this at the beginning of quarantine and enjoyed it. The Ronettes homage in the opener is dope
     
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  22. cshadows2887

    Hailey, It Happens @haileyithappens Supporter

    On the fence about The Mekons, but This Is the Sea by The Waterboys is a fantastic first listen
     
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  23. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    yeah i’ve liked everything i’ve heard from the waterboys doing these
     
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  24. Craig Manning Oct 9, 2021
    (Last edited: Oct 9, 2021)
    Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    1. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Southern Accents
    2. The Replacements - Tim
    3. R.E.M. - Fables of the Reconstruction

    A weird year for me. I don't unapologetically love any of these albums in the same way I have most of my previous winners, but there's something beguiling and mystifying about all three that keeps me coming back to them. Southern Accents is a messy almost-masterpiece with some big duds (and some overly-fussed-over studio recordings) but also 4-5 of the greatest Petty songs ever. Tim isn't a front-to-back winner for me, but has almost all of my favorite Replacements songs (and caps off with "Here Comes a Regular," which probably should have been on my 100 favorite songs list). And Fables is such an outlier in the R.E.M. catalog that it took me years to appreciate it.
     
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  25. tomdelonge

    Trusted

    1. Replacements - Tim
    2. Tears For Fears
    3. Joni Mitchell - Dog Eat Dog

    Dog Eat Dog seems a lil overlooked. Incredible album