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Davey
09-05-2015, 02:55 PM
So let's do one more big blowout compilation before they turn out the the lights and lock the doors. Everybody gets to pick that one song to be remembered by, the one that you think defines a little bit about what music means to you, preferably one that we don't all already know, one that you've been kinda keeping to yourself all these years, but doesn't have to be like that, could be something more popular, that would be OK too if it's really what you want, anything goes on this one, classic rock, indie, prog, opera, country, Swish, jam, electronic, hip-hop, dance, etc, no stones cast, it's just about you.

Just throw them out, and I'll dig up copies the best I can and put it together, and if I can't find it I'll let you know and we can figure something out to get it in my hands. It will be one of those download things, no hard copies, but that could be done too if someone needs it. Give it some thought, no need to hurry, let's see how it goes. Below is a link to some of our past group comps ... you could even pick one you've used before, but that wouldn't be much fun :)

http://forums.audioreview.com/rave-recordings/rave-recordings-group-comps-2084.html

(http://forums.audioreview.com/rave-recordings/rave-recordings-group-comps-2084.html)Maybe even forward this to some of our old friends, if you know where they might be hiding out now.

I might go with something like that new CocoRosie Heartbreak City song from their upcoming, that would be kinda where I'm at now, but then again I'm really more of a gothic country guy. Who knows, but that's what makes it fun.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v03Dl329vTE

Mr Peabody
09-07-2015, 06:26 PM
Coco Rosie is interesting. Reminds me some of Kate Bush. I'm still trying to imagine Goth Country :)

How to pick the song seems deep, my pick isn't really about what music means to me, that would be something like You're In My Heart You're In My Soul.

But I'd like for Peabody's pick to be a song called Blue Mist by Mama's Pride.

Hyfi
09-08-2015, 05:13 AM
Well, inline with the opening sentence of this thread, I'm just gonna go with

Riverside - The Curtain Falls


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0K1_7QT_POg

Swish
09-08-2015, 06:10 AM
So let's do one more big blowout compilation before they turn out the the lights and lock the doors. Everybody gets to pick that one song to be remembered by, the one that you think defines a little bit about what music means to you, preferably one that we don't all already know, one that you've been kinda keeping to yourself all these years, but doesn't have to be like that, could be something more popular, that would be OK too if it's really what you want, anything goes on this one, classic rock, indie, prog, opera, country, Swish, jam, electronic, hip-hop, dance, etc, no stones cast, it's just about you.

Just throw them out, and I'll dig up copies the best I can and put it together, and if I can't find it I'll let you know and we can figure something out to get it in my hands. It will be one of those download things, no hard copies, but that could be done too if someone needs it. Give it some thought, no need to hurry, let's see how it goes. Below is a link to some of our past group comps ... you could even pick one you've used before, but that wouldn't be much fun :)

http://forums.audioreview.com/rave-recordings/rave-recordings-group-comps-2084.html

(http://forums.audioreview.com/rave-recordings/rave-recordings-group-comps-2084.html)Maybe even forward this to some of our old friends, if you know where they might be hiding out now.

I might go with something like that new CocoRosie Heartbreak City song from their upcoming, that would be kinda where I'm at now, but then again I'm really more of a gothic country guy. Who knows, but that's what makes it fun.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v03Dl329vTE

I have already made my choice but don't want it revealed until you are ready to deliver the final product. It's from what I believe is one of the very best records release in the last 10 years, but I don't recall it getting much attention or respect on Rave Recs.

Davey
09-08-2015, 08:36 AM
I'm still trying to imagine Goth Country :)

Hehe, yea, that descriptor is kinda short and vague. It was intended to describe Americana music with a dark sound, like Sixteen Horsepower and Wovenhand, bands that have some of the dark Joy Division atmospheric sound mixed with Americana, kind of that Nick Cave southern Gothic, but with more country roots. Richmond Fontaine is another great band like that, not always dark, but often. Willard Grant Conspiracy, quite a few others. Handsome Family, maybe Hiss Golden Messenger at times.... the one below isn't exactly what I had in mind, but just listened to this record yesterday and felt the urge again, and it's close enough, big big favorite from the 2000s ...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdW79LV33IQ

Mr Peabody
09-08-2015, 05:15 PM
It would take some getting used to, I like more changes in a song to keep my attention. It reminds me some of that Metal genre Oceanic the way it sort of drones on. I will check out some of those other bands, I do like an occasional dark sound.

ForeverAutumn
09-09-2015, 07:02 PM
Interesting concept. I love it!!

The song that immediately comes to my mind is Queens of the Stoneage, No One knows. That album was my first purchase based on a recommendation from this site and I still love it. But the song is pretty common place now...in fact I heard it on the radio this morning, so I might need to give this a bit more thought before I pull the trigger on that one as my pick.

As for Goth Country, I thought of this little gem that SwishDaddy first showed me. A Canadian gal (because Canadian chicks RULE!) currently living in Nashville. If you don't know of her Davey, you should check her out. I have a feeling you might like her.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6ikqNlXv-8

Davey
09-10-2015, 07:49 AM
Interesting concept. I love it!!

The song that immediately comes to my mind is Queens of the Stoneage, No One knows. That album was my first purchase based on a recommendation from this site and I still love it. But the song is pretty common place now...in fact I heard it on the radio this morning, so I might need to give this a bit more thought before I pull the trigger on that one as my pick.

As for Goth Country, I thought of this little gem that SwishDaddy first showed me. A Canadian gal (because Canadian chicks RULE!) currently living in Nashville. If you don't know of her Davey, you should check her out. I have a feeling you might like her.
I have heard of her, but hadn't got around to a listen yet, so thanks, she's good. A little like Gretchen Peters on her latest. I usually lean more toward the folk and rock side of that dark Americana sound, but a little twang in the mix is always fun too.

QOTSA is a pretty hot band. I've been on a big Mark Lanegan kick lately, and he of course joined them for a few years. What a great singer, and his own Bubblegum record from 2004 is a big favorite, along with others. They put out a 2-CD 1989-2011 Mark Lanegan anthology last year, and it's really nice, samples most of his best records. PJ Harvey is a guest on a couple of the Bubblegum song highlights, and she has also sung with QOTSA on the desert sessions, the time they performed together on Jools Holland is a big favorite of mine, pretty cool and sexy performance all around ...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZafH1qXKxMg

ForeverAutumn
09-10-2015, 08:01 AM
She's actually a little more country than that video lets on. I'm not a big country fan, but she's got an edge that I like.

dean_martin
09-10-2015, 12:20 PM
After some deliberation and many eliminations, I'm claimin' the Christmas song:

"Merry Christmas, Baby" - Chuck Berry's version included on his '64 album St. Louis to Liverpool. If you like/love Christmas, your significant other, music, and your music system; then this one will probably make you smile any time of the year. (It'd be nice to be remembered with a smile.)

Davey, good luck finding a spot for this one.

Thanks for the idea and it's good to see you around.

Davey
09-10-2015, 02:08 PM
Davey, good luck finding a spot for this one.

Thanks for the idea and it's good to see you around.

Thanks, and at the rate they're coming in, it'll probably be around Christmas time when we have enough songs for a comp, so your pick may fit right in ...

http://forums.snapstream.com/vb/images/smilies/santa_smiley.gif

chrisnz
09-10-2015, 09:37 PM
Living my life like a son of a gun...

Kurt Vile - Pretty Pimpin


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=659pppwniXA

Davey
09-11-2015, 08:09 AM
Living my life like a son of a gun...

Kurt Vile - Pretty Pimpin

Wow! Long time, buddy, great to see your name after all the years, lots of good memories, and thanks for stopping by and tossing out a song, don't think that record is even out yet for maybe a couple more weeks around here. But look forward to hearing it, the single is pretty cool. All I want is to just have fun ...

A couple years ago I made one of my erratic appearances here and attempted to do a serialized half-gone 2013 comp, and it was kinda fun for a few songs but wasn't really enough interest to sustain my interest, so I finished it without much commentary, but Kurt definitely played a big role in the first part of the comp. He was track 4, and that was the end of the serialization, but it did turn out kind of fun.

http://forums.audioreview.com/rave-recordings/half-gone-2013-maybe-lost-but-not-forgotten-39341.html

chrisnz
09-11-2015, 10:56 PM
Wow! Long time, buddy, great to see your name after all the years, lots of good memories, and thanks for stopping by and tossing out a song, don't think that record is even out yet for maybe a couple more weeks around here. But look forward to hearing it, the single is pretty cool. All I want is to just have fun ...



I see Polly Jean shares your facility with maracas :)

It sure is a long time and we did have a lot of fun back in the dark ages of slipping discs into envelopes and posting them around the planet.

Are you still into developing hifi hardware? What's your take on Spotify/Tidal? I use Spotify to listen to new stuff but still buy a lot of CD's or Hidef downloads. All my discs are ripped to hard drives and streamed over wifi. Or on my phone. Or on my tablet............. The world has changed.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAOSC1IQ0EI

I like this track but luuurv the foxy little lady dancing in the background.

Davey
09-12-2015, 06:28 PM
I see Polly Jean shares your facility with maracas :)

Yea, she's very clever with maracas, just like me and Juanita and Juan.

I'm not quite as modern as you, I do have a lot of music ripped to hard drives, and mostly listen from my laptop, which is almost a tablet, very light with solid state drive and no fan, but it's still wired to my DAC via USB. And I do still listen some to my turntable too. But yea, it is so much easier to explore music now, both old and new, fun times.

tentoze
09-13-2015, 07:15 AM
Hey there, Davey. Long time, no something or other. Thanks for the invite to participate in this thing! I never really felt like I got very far inside the inner sanctum here, but it was still great fun for a while.

Here's what I'm tossing in, hope it isn't too much of a time-hog at 9+ minutes. A bit of an atypical song from Mr Fisher- full-on electric banging, the instrumental intro lasting more than 3 minutes before he sings his soul out for another 5 or so. A bit proggy in structure, not much twang evident here, but, O Lord, crank the volume and get swept up in it.

Cheers to all.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S34pS47kCHM

Davey
09-13-2015, 08:32 AM
Hey there, Davey. Long time, no something or other. Thanks for the invite to participate in this thing! I never really felt like I got very far inside the inner sanctum here, but it was still great fun for a while.

Glad you got the invite, I always thought of you as one of the inner sanctum, though not sure if that's good or bad. You sure turned me on to a lot of great music over the years, so you're part of a lot of fun memories for me around here.


Here's what I'm tossing in, hope it isn't too much of a time-hog at 9+ minutes. A bit of an atypical song from Mr Fisher- full-on electric banging, the instrumental intro lasting more than 3 minutes before he sings his soul out for another 5 or so. A bit proggy in structure, not much twang evident here, but, O Lord, crank the volume and get swept up in it.

Yea, you know I'm a big fan too, and I know that his last record that I love and recommended didn't quite fit for you, but the funny thing is I was just listening to a couple new WGC song demos yesterday that the label put out ahead of the UK tour they just started. They may reflect back too much on that experimental and unfinished sound you didn't care for as much on Ghost Republic, but give a listen to this one below called "I Could Not", I really like it and wound up listening 3 or 4 times already ...

https://soundcloud.com/loose-music/i-could-not?in=loose-music/sets/willard-grant-conspiracy-2015

noddin0ff
09-15-2015, 07:45 AM
Ok. I'll go all in. This song hits pretty close to the bone thematically. It got me through a rough patch. It may seem weird, but I turn to this when I want to find my center and elevate my spirit above whatever has brought it low. It's both ugly and beautiful, coarse and poetic--the contrast between faith and awe in the miracles of man and the deeper recognition of how we all come up short when measured against the momentum of the universe; yet we keep going. I don't know if this is, necessarily a song to be remembered by but it does represent what I value in music. A song with the power of transformation and hope, regardless.

Lou Reed: Power & Glory (https://www.dropbox.com/s/zl0rxb83hd72l22/Power%20%26%20Glory.m4a?dl=0)


And, I have to include this one too. Just cause it seems appropriate. I've got some funny ideas about what sounds good.

Camper Van Beethoven: Shut us down (https://www.dropbox.com/s/d0ancnu2z72ogol/Shut%20Us%20Down.m4a?dl=0)


My runners up list included:

Camper Van Beethoven: Good Guys & Bad Guys (https://www.dropbox.com/s/k6lq21klnv8mqz1/Good%20Guys%20%26%20Bad%20Guys.m4a?dl=0)
A bit of fluff, but it never fails to make me happy

John Coltrane: A Love Supreme, Part One: Acknowledgement (https://www.dropbox.com/s/rzaios4d5ittoyp/A%20Love%20Supreme%2C%20Part%20One_%20_Acknowledge ment_.m4a?dl=0) (remastered)

It was tough not to go with this one. I think I once posted that this piece is about as close to god as you can get without burning your wings...and I'm largely agnostic.

The whole piece builds to the thematic phrase. If you have that phrase in your head you can hear the pieces from the very beginning as they swirl around and eventually come together. It's embedded throughout and the arc of the improvisation leads you along its synthesis, showing you fragment by fragment how it all fits together. Its meaningful, musical and metaphorical.

from NPR (http://www.npr.org/2000/10/23/148148986/a-love-supreme):
It's a theme Coltrane consciously uses in subtle and careful ways throughout A Love Supreme. For example, toward the end of part one, "Acknowledgement," Coltrane plays the riff in every key.

"Coltrane's more or less finished his improvisation, and he just starts playing the 'Love Supreme' motif, but he changes the key another time, another time, another time. This is something very unusual. It's not the way he usually improvises. It's not really improvised. It's something that he's doing. And if you actually follow it through, he ends up playing this little 'Love Supreme' theme in all 12 possible keys," says Porter. "To me, he's giving you a message here. First of all, he's introduced the idea. He's experimented with it. He's improvised with it with great intensity. Now he's saying it's everywhere. It's in all 12 keys. Anywhere you look, you're going to find this 'Love Supreme.' He's showing you that in a very conscious way on his saxophone.

And then it coalesces in this startling and centering verbal chant by Coltrane, "A Love Supreme, A Love Supreme..." and when you get there, one just feels this great relief and resolution. A 'yeah, I get it all now' epiphany. For me, it took a few years to appreciate this song, but it was worth the effort.

noddin0ff
09-22-2015, 05:02 AM
Full-on electric banging, the instrumental intro lasting more than 3 minutes before he sings his soul out for another 5 or so. A bit proggy in structure, not much twang evident here, but, O Lord, crank the volume and get swept up in it.

Boy does he ever. Hadn't heard that one. Nice!

Mike
09-22-2015, 09:15 AM
In an idle moment browsing the web and look what I found....I used to frequent this place when it was buzzing, your post certainly seems to have brought folks out of the woodwork.

Ok I'll play, I suggest this for a reflective moment on the disc. Vocally it reminds me of Nick Drake and the song structure and spooky crescendo sounds remind me of Mercury Rev. I'm not familiar with his other output but liking this album a lot.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amqxoHB-9kA

Cheers
Mike

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PCv1EXtdtg)

Davey
09-25-2015, 01:02 PM
In an idle moment browsing the web and look what I found....I used to frequent this place when it was buzzing, your post certainly seems to have brought folks out of the woodwork.

Ok I'll play, I suggest this for a reflective moment on the disc. Vocally it reminds me of Nick Drake and the song structure and spooky crescendo sounds remind me of Mercury Rev. I'm not familiar with his other output but liking this album a lot.

Cheers
Mike

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PCv1EXtdtg)

Really nice to see you stop by Mike, we've each discovered so much great music over the years via each other, I feel like I know you better than I really do.

The mention of Mercury Rev really hits a sweet spot, I've been so hung up on Deserter's Songs lately, just love it, always have, always will, but it seems so in tune right now.

That new and upcoming CocoRosie Heartache City I mentioned above did turn out really nice, very stripped back compared to GrassWidow, more like their debut in that regard except very nicely recorded, more about the voices and the words. No fancy layered production, no synths, not sure if they play everything but I think it's mainly just the two of them this time, some piano, some drum machine, a bunch great sounding instruments and toys sparsely mixed about, and some butterflies. DR 11 on the digital too. Only a few listens in, but already looking forward to the next listen. Yea, really nice. Lots of favorite moments already, but around 2 minutes into "Lost Girls", after the first listen you know what's gonna happen, but it still makes me break out in a big grin, you feel it coming, gradually building, and then that chorus. Just about perfect.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRa-SlftLQo

Anyway, just wanted to say, this one kind of bridges the multiple sides of CocoRosie, and really nice record (and looking forward to the vinyl record, though like I said, this digital download sounds great).

close your eyes and you can fly

Swish
09-26-2015, 09:47 AM
Living my life like a son of a gun...

Kurt Vile - Pretty Pimpin


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=659pppwniXA

I remember him opening for Pavement at The Mann when they did their reunion tour back in 2010. Nobody, and I mean nobody, paid any attention to him. People were chatting and moving around, at least those who were there early enough (The Mann has reserved seats except for the area behind the amphitheater). You really couldn't hear him very well if you wanted to. Who would have guessed he'd achieve this level of success just a few years later?

Swish
09-26-2015, 09:51 AM
Patrick Watson? Very interesting. Saw him and his band at Union Transfer when they opened for Andrew Bird in 2012 (Audio Bill and Forever Autumn were there too!). They did a nice job for an opener. From Montreal I believe.

ForeverAutumn
09-27-2015, 03:20 PM
Patrick Watson? Very interesting. Saw him and his band at Union Transfer when they opened for Andrew Bird in 2012 (Audio Bill and Forever Autumn were there too!). They did a nice job for an opener. From Montreal I believe.

Can't say that I remembered who the opening act was from that show. I do remember that they were good. I'll have to go check them out now that I've been reminded.

Whooptee
10-07-2015, 10:50 PM
Man oh man, it's been a long time. I miss this place and all of the folks that make it so special.

I have tons of thoughts as to what to contribute, from my usual hicked out bs to sweet obscure local stuff. Davey's mission statement got me thinking about some of the really good young bands out there, so I thought I'd put this forward as my pick:

Mourn - Dark Issues

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ed4SViMK0mM?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

I would say the kids are most definitely alright!

John

Swish
10-08-2015, 06:11 AM
Man oh man, it's been a long time. I miss this place and all of the folks that make it so special.

I have tons of thoughts as to what to contribute, from my usual hicked out bs to sweet obscure local stuff. Davey's mission statement got me thinking about some of the really good young bands out there, so I thought I'd put this forward as my pick:

Mourn - Dark Issues

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ed4SViMK0mM?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

I would say the kids are most definitely alright!

John

Whooptee! It's been forever and a day. Glad to see you're still alive and kickin'. I'm wondering if some others will come out of the wood-work. Having a hard time remembering some of their names...Rae, J...yeah, it's been a long, long time.

audiobill
10-08-2015, 08:15 AM
Way to go Davey! You have breathed new life and resuscitated the Group Comp. Thanks to Swish for twigging me on.

After a long deep soul search I decided to go indie for the sheer fun of it, even though I have been on a big Nina Simone kick, as of late, digging into her back catalogue.

My contribution is Pinback's AFK, from their Summer in Abaddon album. At least for me, it captures the spirit of many of the raverecordings flavours over the years and it is a track I will reach for on a fairly regular basis - plus, the lyrics are rather obtuse and thereby good.

It has been a very long time, since I have visited and contributed to this board, and it feels fine! Just like old times with old friends!

Thanks-a-ton Davey for volunteering to pull this thing together!
audiobill

audiobill
10-08-2015, 11:21 PM
Hehe, yea, that descriptor is kinda short and vague. It was intended to describe Americana music with a dark sound, like Sixteen Horsepower and Wovenhand, bands that have some of the dark Joy Division atmospheric sound mixed with Americana, kind of that Nick Cave southern Gothic, but with more country roots. Richmond Fontaine is another great band like that, not always dark, but often. Willard Grant Conspiracy, quite a few others. Handsome Family, maybe Hiss Golden Messenger at times.... the one below isn't exactly what I had in mind, but just listened to this record yesterday and felt the urge again, and it's close enough, big big favorite from the 2000s ...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdW79LV33IQ

Richard Fontaine, at times, reminds me of some of Johnny Dowd's earlier work. Here's a southern gothic song of his that has a creepiness that is irresistible. The female vocalist is also sublime.


http://youtu.be/welpmjkW4-o

His two early albums - Wrongside of Memphis and Pictures From Life's Other Side are two of my favourites.

Davey
10-10-2015, 05:52 PM
Man oh man, it's been a long time. I miss this place and all of the folks that make it so special.

Wow, some good old friends back, chrisnz and Whooptee and Mark and Audiobill and Mike and tentoze, and all the rest that never really left, very cool, you've all made my life richer with your sharing of the many artists and records that have helped make your life more special.

Listening to Axxes and Ace right now from one of my big favorites Songs:Ohia (Jason Molina). Jason didn't make it out, but what he left behind will last as long as love stays complicated ...

Departure and worry,
and worry, and worry...
still shake me.

Resistance failed,
resistance failed...
and friendship failed,
and friendship failed.

As lovers, we did not fail...
as lovers, we did not fail.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1xp_1WI5O4

BTW John, I've had your 80s comp stuck in my car CD player for a few weeks now, and always sounds good... that whole first section is just so good, that transition from Young Marble Giants to the Feelies, great, and after that it's just more great with JD and GoF and Gun Club and X, Mission of Burma and the Fall. Really nice job.

audiobill
10-11-2015, 01:34 AM
Wow, some good old friends back, chrisnz and Whooptee and Mark and Audiobill and Mike and tentoze, and all the rest that never really left, very cool, you've all made my life richer with your sharing of the many artists and records that have helped make your life more special.

Listening to Axxes and Ace right now from one of my big favorites Songs:Ohia (Jason Molina). Jason didn't make it out, but what he left behind will last as long as love stays complicated ...

Departure and worry,
and worry, and worry...
still shake me.

Resistance failed,
resistance failed...
and friendship failed,
and friendship failed.

As lovers, we did not fail...
as lovers, we did not fail.

Thanks for reminding me of Jason Molina's brilliance!

"i have your dreams and your teeth marks."
i, especially, love his voice and delivery? Very cool.

I would like to put forward one more track for the Group Comp, seeing that I am having such a challenging time distilling my RR mojo to one track - only if there is space. I am sure there are several people here who will immediately recognize the band and the song -

Everyone's a building burning
With no one to put the fire out.
Standing at the window looking out,
Waiting for time to burn us down.
Everyone's an ocean drowning
With no one really to show how.
They might get a little better air
If they turned themselves into a cloud.

Davey
10-11-2015, 11:31 AM
My contribution is Pinback's AFK, from their Summer in Abaddon album. At least for me, it captures the spirit of many of the raverecordings flavours over the years and it is a track I will reach for on a fairly regular basis - plus, the lyrics are rather obtuse and thereby good.

Yea, that's a good one, was just listening to it a few days ago myself. Nice record, and that AFK closer is great, even comes along with a pretty cool Slint reference to that also pretty great "Good Morning, Captain" closer from Spiderland ... and yea, I did have to spin that afterwards ...

I can't talk to you anymore, and I miss you. Not in a Slint way, but I miss you..

Jim Clark
10-14-2015, 08:47 AM
I'm pretty fond of this track by Ha Ha Tonka. Partly because it's such an engaging track, and partly because my friend Lennon is the drummer although he has since retired from the band: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/smZ5MxZNZp8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Whooptee
10-20-2015, 12:42 AM
Swish, Davey, Audiobill, Jim Clark!!! Good to see all of you again. This thread reminds me why I always loved this place. I love those two Johnny Dowd albums. I've listened to that Pinback record about a million times and never seemed to notice that Slint reference. And of course Richmond Fontaine (with Damnations TX singer Amy Boone along for the ride recently) and the late lamented Jason Molina are long time faves. And Jim, I saw Ha Ha Tonka live at Lola's on 6th in Fort Worth along with an awesome local band then called Patriot(now Jake Paleschic) and Lydia Loveless. That was probably two, maybe three years ago. Here's a pic of the venue:

9905

Davey, I'm glad you enjoyed that 80's comp. I can't recall if I ever made the finished version available to everyone or not. I enjoy it a lot myself(of course.) I'll have to look when I get home at the final track list. I know I agonized over that for a long time.

John

audiobill
10-26-2015, 02:07 AM
Swish, Davey, Audiobill, Jim Clark!!! Good to see all of you again. This thread reminds me why I always loved this place. I love those two Johnny Dowd albums. I saw Ha Ha Tonka live at Lola's on 6th in Fort Worth along with an awesome local band then called Patriot(now Jake Paleschic) and Lydia Loveless.

9905



John

Hey John! Great to hear from you and so many others on this board!

How was Lydia Loveless live? I have been enjoying some NPR clips on YouTube, such as her appearance with the band on tiny desk concerts. Is she as good live, as she is on some of her videos? If so, I will be keeping an eye out for her in the Toronto area.

Again, good to see your Whoptee avatar and insightful comments around here, man!
Cheers!!!

Whooptee
11-24-2015, 12:24 AM
Hey John! Great to hear from you and so many others on this board!

How was Lydia Loveless live? I have been enjoying some NPR clips on YouTube, such as her appearance with the band on tiny desk concerts. Is she as good live, as she is on some of her videos? If so, I will be keeping an eye out for her in the Toronto area.

Again, good to see your Whoptee avatar and insightful comments around here, man!
Cheers!!!

Hey Bill! I've seen Lydia Loveless three times, all really small venues. Twice here in Fort Worth and once up in Chicago at Schubas(which was awesome.) She's a wild one. Lots of fun. Her shows are usually less than 20 bucks, so if you like her music, I'd say check her out.

Davey
12-05-2015, 06:52 PM
I really need to finish this... I'll do it, honest :)

Swish
12-07-2015, 08:54 AM
I really need to finish this... I'll do it, honest :)

I was thinking about this today and decided to check in with RR, something that used to be a daily ritual.

Anyway, I was thinking this final project should include tunes from some of the bands that were talked about the most, or the most loved, on this site. Well, maybe they were the ones I liked the most, and not so much everyone else, but how could we leave out bands like The Shins, Spoon, Super Furry Animals, The Decemberists, Pavement and Sparklehorse? What about Luna? Lucinda Williams?

Yeah, I guess that would be self-serving, but that's what was on my mind.

ForeverAutumn
12-07-2015, 07:57 PM
Hey Swisharoo, you could make your own "Best of RR" comp and share it.

Since this is still a thing, I should really change my song to something a little less commercial. Davey, do I have time to come up with something else?

3LB
12-07-2015, 09:40 PM
Been thinkin 'bout stuff...

I'd love it if I could contribute a song like Victorian Brickwork by Big Big Train (yeah, proggish) but if that isn't sitting on the shelf then maybe you could scare up Head Home by Midlake, and if not Midlake then maybe Consequence by The Notwist, and if not The Notwist then Trains by Porcupine Tree.

audiobill
12-08-2015, 01:12 PM
I was thinking about this today and decided to check in with RR, something that used to be a daily ritual.

Anyway, I was thinking this final project should include tunes from some of the bands that were talked about the most, or the most loved, on this site. Well, maybe they were the ones I liked the most, and not so much everyone else, but how could we leave out bands like The Shins, Spoon, Super Furry Animals, The Decemberists, Pavement and Sparklehorse? What about Luna? Lucinda Williams?

Yeah, I guess that would be self-serving, but that's what was on my mind.

Actually, I say, He'll yeah!" for all of the bands that Swish just mentioned.

dean_martin
12-09-2015, 03:41 PM
Hey Swisharoo, you could make your own "Best of RR" comp and share it.

Since this is still a thing, I should really change my song to something a little less commercial. Davey, do I have time to come up with something else?

Yeah, I'm thinking I need to change mine to something with more rave recs "flavor", but to avoid duplication from a prior comp, I'd have to study the list provided by Davey. To avoid that extra work, I'm just gonna throw some out and let Davey exercise his unbridled discretion. (You're welcome.)

Sparklehorse - "Sea of Teeth"
Wilco - "Poor Places"
Beck - "Volcano"
Palace Music - "Cat's Blues"

A couple of side notes:
The line "Can you taste the ghosts who shed their creaking hosts?" got my attention right away. Most of It's a Wonderful Life conveys a deep sadness to me, even the rockers. Probably wouldn't have tried it if not mentioned here.

It took me awhile to settle into "Poor Places" from YHF, but these days when my listening sessions need a shot of Wilco, this is a go-to track.

After seeing Beck live back in May, I re-visited Modern Guilt and discovered I was attempting to listen to it all wrong. Now I start with side 2, skip one track, flip to side 1 and skip a couple of tracks. Just makes more sense to me that way. Anyhow, "Paper Tiger" from Sea Change would be a great/obvious Beck selection, but I finally really listened to Volcano after the recent HBO doc on Scientology and well, it seems to me that Beck is saying something about it. Plus, I started to listen to Rome about the same time I re-visited Modern Guilt. I'm a sucker for foreign film music and have a decent collection of German, Italian and Hollywood film scores so Rome is right up my alley. It really does have the same feel as some of those Italian Giallo and spaghetti western soundtracks. So, what does Rome have to do with Modern Guilt? Both are produced by Danger Mouse. It becomes apparent after a few listens to both.

Davey waxed poetic about Viva Last Blues so I picked it up. Started studying it during HBO's first season of True Detective. Man, "Cat's Blues" should have been used in that first season.

Davey
12-11-2015, 07:03 PM
Davey waxed poetic about Viva Last Blues so I picked it up. Started studying it during HBO's first season of True Detective. Man, "Cat's Blues" should have been used in that first season.

There ya go, hopefully True Detective rebounds a bit next year after the not so special second season, and man you're right, some Will Oldham woulda been the right place and the right time during that great first season. Some really good shows on TV now, just finished the last episode of Jessica Jones last night, good show but glad she finally killed off Kilgrave and that storyline that went on all season, looking forward to something a bit fresher. Loved Mr. Robot, full package, great music and video, brilliant show, really looking forward to the next season.

Keep posting the songs you want on the comp, I'll collect the latest ones from everyone this weekend, or whenever I say that's enough. I think we have about enough stuff to fill a comp.

Davey
12-11-2015, 07:23 PM
Anyway, I was thinking this final project should include tunes from some of the bands that were talked about the most, or the most loved, on this site. Well, maybe they were the ones I liked the most, and not so much everyone else, but how could we leave out bands like The Shins, Spoon, Super Furry Animals, The Decemberists, Pavement and Sparklehorse? What about Luna? Lucinda Williams?

Yeah, I guess that would be self-serving, but that's what was on my mind.

Well, I was trying to stay away from that "project" word, you know how those things go. Just something to remember everyone, doesn't need to be too much thought behind it. But yea, that's a nice list of old favorites Swishy. I heard that the Luna vinyl box shipped today, quite a bit earlier than expected. All five albums plus another record with some of the extras from the EPs. All white vinyl and very tempting at $100, but I'm gonna wait to hear some reports. It's limited to 2000 so hopefully isn't sold out already. Could be a nice Christmas gift for the Luna fans in your family :)

Davey
12-11-2015, 07:39 PM
BTW, if you have a taste for some modern eclectic jazz type stuff, the Tigran Hamasyan Mockroot record from earlier this year is pretty fantastic.Quite amazing music, and the recording sounds really nice too, on Nonesuch, 24/96 available too. Below some words from George Graham ...

George Graham Reviews Tigran's Hamasyan's "Mockroot" (http://georgegraham.com/reviews/tigran.html)
Armenian-American pianist and composer Tigran Hamsyanís new CD Mockroot is quite a remarkable recording. Itís a thoroughly original stylistic blend of Armenian folk music, with its complex rhythms and interesting tonalities, with the high energy level of the progressive rock scene, and an undercurrent of jazz. Tamasyan is a virtuosic player who brings to life his often downright astonishing compositions. It can be jaw-dropping at times, and yet quite appealing. The music can get into rock-band energy levels and then go into a hauntingly beautiful melody based on Armenian folk music. The instrumental textures with the frequent wordless vocals are also highly distinctive.

Our grade for sound quality is a solid ďA.Ē Thereís some sonic manipulation in the studio, but itís well-handled. The instruments are well-recorded with good clarity and warmth, and the dynamic range of the recording is considerably better than the contemporary average, with not too much volume compression.

Tigran Hamasyanís music on his new album is not only virtuosic, imaginative and thoroughly original, itís also impressively uncategorizable. And that makes Mockroot a one of those truly remarkable albums that only comes along rarely.

(c) Copyright 2015 George D. Graham. All rights reserved.

ForeverAutumn
12-12-2015, 10:53 AM
Okay, scrap the Queens of the Stoneage. I've chosen Elbow's Mirrorball. This is a stunning love song. And, in some ways, kind of portrays how I feel about this site and the people that I've met here. I was bored with music and looking for something new and exciting, "someone to complete me" if you will. And then I found this place and "everything has changed".

This web site, and the people on this web site have changed my life for the better. I am no longer bored with music, in fact there were times that I couldn't even keep up with it all. Elbow is only one of the many bands that I fell in love with along the way, recommended by someone at this site. So Mirrorball it is.

Swish
12-12-2015, 04:53 PM
There ya go, hopefully True Detective rebounds a bit next year after the not so special second season, and man you're right, some Will Oldham woulda been the right place and the right time during that great first season. Some really good shows on TV now, just finished the last episode of Jessica Jones last night, good show but glad she finally killed off Kilgrave and that storyline that went on all season, looking forward to something a bit fresher. Loved Mr. Robot, full package, great music and video, brilliant show, really looking forward to the next season.

Keep posting the songs you want on the comp, I'll collect the latest ones from everyone this weekend, or whenever I say that's enough. I think we have about enough stuff to fill a comp.

We did enjoy Mr. Robot but haven't seen Jessica Jones as yet. Too busy with Amazon Prime and Netflix of late. Really liked Broadchurch and just caught the second season. Top of the Lake was good, and a bit quirky to boot, and who hasn't seen Damages and The Killing? I really wish another season of Sherlock was coming, but I think it may be the end of this stellar series after 3 awesome seasons. May try Black Mirror or Bloodline tonight, along with a fine IPA.

Davey
12-12-2015, 06:16 PM
We did enjoy Mr. Robot but haven't seen Jessica Jones as yet.

The second season of The Leftovers has been amazing too, another show with great music. The jump in quality from season 1 to season 2 is staggering, I wasn't even going to bother, but caught the buzz and glad I'm hooked in, really strong story telling this year, has you impatiently waiting for the next episode, the actresses are especially good, Carrie Coon is fantastic, should definitely be some awards. I still have a couple eps to go, but what a season.

Best record of the year is shaping up to be The Miraculous by Anna von Hausswolff. Love this one ...

https://youtu.be/Hepsvsx6H70

Mr Peabody
12-12-2015, 07:02 PM
Just like a female to change her mind, LOL


Okay, scrap the Queens of the Stoneage. I've chosen Elbow's Mirrorball. This is a stunning love song. And, in some ways, kind of portrays how I feel about this site and the people that I've met here. I was bored with music and looking for something new and exciting, "someone to complete me" if you will. And then I found this place and "everything has changed".

This web site, and the people on this web site have changed my life for the better. I am no longer bored with music, in fact there were times that I couldn't even keep up with it all. Elbow is only one of the many bands that I fell in love with along the way, recommended by someone at this site. So Mirrorball it is.

ForeverAutumn
12-13-2015, 08:53 AM
Just like a female to change her mind, LOL

Just like a man to miss the point that I was choosing a love song to all of you. ;)

Mr Peabody
12-13-2015, 01:10 PM
LOL, I did get that lovely gesture, but I didn't want to poke fun at that.


Just like a man to miss the point that I was choosing a love song to all of you. ;)