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Trans is generally awful, but I agree, "Sample and Hold" is great.
Of course, two standouts from In Rainbows ("Nude" and "Reckoner") date back to the late 90s, no?
I recall seeing Nude played in one of the final scenes of Meeting People is Easy, so I'm glad my memory is right on that one - very different instrumentation, arrangement and even lyrics then. Want to say there was an organ part played by Jonny and another verse/chorus at the end?
...but as you point out it's overstuffed with material that would've been better off as B-sides (e.g. "Sit Down Stand Up," "The Gloaming," "Punch-Up").
I have to admit i have no clue what you are talking about when discussing Mister Youngs history, are you completely unaware of the unlistenable wankfest that was known as "journey through the past"? or the incredibly unpleasent circumstances that went into that double disaster ( very easily one of top 3 worst double discs of all time, by a major artist, up there with metal machine music on the rip off scale) being unloaded on his unsuspecting tie-dyed fan base? the wheels came off right there and never were quite put on right again, the doom tour , the endless csn+y reunions, the occasional sell outs..it all starts with this grave sin against humanity to satisfy his own hubris.
By the way, if you're a fan of KC and you haven't spent a ton of time (and money!) at www.dgmlive.com, you are missing out.
Lateralus is Tool's best album.
If put on the spot, give me 5 ESSENTIAL purchases from the site, giving consideration to both show AND recording quality?
I'm not sure if Sonic Youth quite gets there, but EVOL, Sister, Daydream Nation, and Goo is a very strong quartet. I'm higher on Goo than most SY fans, though.
The truly fascinating thing, however, is that the band also engages in over an hour of nonstop free-jazz-rock improvisation.
It's interesting how one sentence can mean very different things to people. Just as an example off the top of my head, the sentence I have quoted could be either tremendously exciting or a dire warning.
Oh, and did you know that they made a second stab at the "Trio" improv in concert? Here it is!
What other live stuff do you listen to/ collect obsessively?
American stars n bars isnt a very good album, it does have like a hurricane on it, time fades away has no such masterpiece . last dance is ok but it simply isnt in the same league as hurricane which is an out and out classic
Anyone who has followed Neil Young's career knows enough not to expect a simple evening of mellow good times when they see him in concert, but in 1973, when Young hit the road after Harvest had confirmed his status as a first-echelon rock star, that knowledge wasn't nearly as common as it is today. Young's natural inclinations to travel against the current of audience expectations were amplified by a stormy relationship between himself and his touring band, as well as the devastating death of guitarist Danny Whitten, who died of a drug overdose shortly after being given his pink slip during the first phase of tour rehearsals. The shows that followed turned into a nightly exorcism of Young's rage and guilt, as well as a battle between himself and an audience who, expecting to hear "Old Man" and "Heart of Gold," didn't know what to make of the electric assault they witnessed. All the more remarkably, Young brought along a mobile recording truck to capture the tour on tape for a live album and the result, Time Fades Away, was a ragged musical parade of bad karma and road craziness, opening with Young bellowing "14 junkies, too weak to work" on the title cut, and closing with "Last Dance," in which he tells his fans "you can live your own life" with all the optimism of a man on the deck of a sinking ship. While critics and fans were not kind to Time Fades Away upon first release, decades later it sounds very much of a piece with Tonight's the Night and On the Beach, albums that explored the troubled zeitgeist of America in the mid-'70s in a way few rockers had the courage to face. If the performances are often loose and ragged, they're also brimming with emotional force, and despite the dashed hopes of "Yonder Stands the Sinner" and "Last Dance," "Don't Be Denied" is a moving remembrance of Young's childhood and what music has meant to him, and it's one of the most powerful performances Young ever committed to vinyl. Few rockers have been as willing as Young to lay themselves bare before their audience, and Time Fades Away ranks with the bravest and most painfully honest albums of his career -- like the tequila Young was drinking on that tour, it isn't for everyone, but you may be surprised by its powerful effects.
I'm sure there are plenty of Springsteen fans who would say he's done this, but (saying this as a huge fan), I don't think so. Born to Run, Darkness, and The River all count (though the second disc of The River threatens to knock it off the perch). But I don't think Nebraska is nearly as good as the hipsters say, nor am I all that enthusiastic about pre-BTR Springsteen.
Honestly, it was all downhill for Bruce Springsteen after The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle. Not a quick collapse or anything, but the simple truth is that nothing he ever did after that
License to Ill
Check Your Head
Eso: I'm not really a big unreleased guy, typically, out of sheer laziness if nothing else, but am I crazy or is the The Promise version of Racing in the Street better than the official version?
I'm a big fan of the super-early R.E.M. bootlegs. I particularly enjoy the song "Wait," because it has so much energy live. And it has backup singers!
Boy, I could get as super-nerdy detailed about dissecting great early R.E.M. shows as I have been about King Crimson. Only problem is that it's not quite as easy to instantly access them...unless you're a member of DIME or whatnot. (And even then not everything is found there.)
on the springsteen front, if you can find it, the bryn mawr concert from 75 when suki lavah was still in the group is essential, its the closest any american artist ever got to being the north american version of Van Morrison, its probably my fave bootleg of all time. it presents an intersting "what if" scenario to springsteens career, what if landua hadnt been let into the creative henhouse ?( remeber landua was a guy who though "peppermint twist" was better than ANY bob dylan song)
PETER BUCK: This is for Ellen.
Not about, FOR.
[plays "There She Goes Again"]
Castillo's gone, but Oliveri is back on this QOTSA album.
Alright, let's see if this works: R.E.M. 1/22/82 - Friday's | Greensboro, NC. Just a magnificent concert (in sparkling soundboard), with a young, hungry R.E.M. playing a setlist stacked with the best material from Chronic Town and Murmur (neither of which had yet to be recorded).
Went to register on dgmlive to download the 10-23-1973 show and got rejected on my username of choice, which I use for all of similar things like this and has *never* happened before.
 Weirder still ... my account history says I downloaded the 6-28-74 Asbury Park show ... of which I have *NO* recollection of ever hearing AND doesn't exist in my King Crimson folder ...
Let's try a track-by-track download ...
You're going to LOVE this show.
This was a fun thread. And hey, there's still a great early R.E.M. concert available at the link in #202! Grab, kiddies, grab!
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