Obvious choice, but still a classic. So much energy that never made it to their studio work.
mark mcguire is no longer in Emeralds. not going to lie... but i think this is probably a good thing re their music.
i imagine they just came to the realization that him being across the country just wasn't working out... excited for the tour.
Yeah, his moving to Portland had a noticeable impact on the band's momentum. I've always liked the interplay between his guitar-playing and the synth work by the other two - to me, it's become the band's most distinctive element - but anything that theoretically frees them to go in further new directions has to at least be perceived as a potential benefit.
i loved his guitar playing on the earlier releases... but on their last two records it has gotten way too noodley for me. i started getting tired of it really, really quickly. bring on the new tunes i say!
Old, but still strikingly bizarre.
Holy shit! I had always wondered who did this song, and having never really listened to The Sonics before I just looked them up on Spotify and just stumbled upon it. Fuck yeah. I love this song.
Alright. Three things.
1. That song is not by the Sonics but by Link Wray, who is responsible for some of the greatest instrumental rock of the 60s and fuck it some of the purest rock of all time.
2. The Sonics are fucking awesome, even if they aren't responsible for "Rumble." Some of the rawest, most deranged and durable garage rock of all time.
3. I'm not sure if I pity you or am jealous of you for all the stuff you missed as a teenager.
Look people, if you've made it this far being a rock fan without hearing the entirety of the first Nuggets box set, stop whatever nonsense you're doing and get on that. Once you've absorbed that into your system, you can join back in the conversation about music things. Aside from the Beatles, it's the Rosetta Stone for all 3 minute pop songs with guitars made in the past 40 years or so.
Nuggets is pretty incredible. You will also be surprised by how many songs you know.
I've got this, Bryan. A low bit rate rip, but not exactly the highest fidelity stuff in the first place. I'll group it later.
Slight subject change:
I fucking love The Pogues. Rum, Sodomy & the Lash is so great. Irish music in general embodies so much of what I enjoy about music; especially the communal aspects. It makes me happy to be alive.
I was listening to Yoko by Beulah today and even though it's been something I've heard countless times before over the span of a decade, I was blown away by the songwriting and emotional impact of these songs. Also the whole story of how it was their last record and they essentially knew it before release (hence the album title) kind of boggles my mind.
Anyone ever listen to these dudes?
A song from that album just came up on shuffle tonight, really good stuff. I haven't listened to them hardly at all before, but they're on the to-do list.
I always somewhat preferred The Coast Is Never Clear, but Yoko really hit hard tonight.
Freeleech that stuff while the tokens are available.
And for all of you, check out Jeffrey Lee Pierce - Ramblin' Jeffrey Lee and Cypress Grove with Willie Lee. It's the best delta blues album ever done by white guys from LA. The version of Pony Blues just shreds.
Unrelated, but New York Dolls and the Stooges are the best bands to do anything to, basically.
In a way, yes. I've been re-downloading stuff I have at low bitrates and that prompted me to listen to the Dolls for the first time in awhile and they embody everything I love about punk and feel kind of got lost when hardcore and crust and stuff came around. Takes me back to when I was 15 years old and how fresh and exciting all that shit was. As for the Stooges, I maintain that Funhouse is the single best rock & roll album of all time, if you want to talk about the very fucking essence of what rock is and should be. There are albums that are more adventurous, that pushed further, that took the rock song into more unexpected places, but none that caught the pure primal raw power (including that album) anywhere close to as perfectly as Funhouse.
Also, anyone who hasn't heard The Monks - Black Monk Time, please stop wasting your life.