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OT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (April - June 2018)

The following is previously unseen rehearsal footage of Prince & The Revolution from the summer of 1984.

It was in this very room at Flying Cloud Drive Warehouse in Eden Prairie, Minnesota that Prince created and committed to tape one of his most beloved and iconic compositions, which six years later would become a worldwide hit for Sinead O’Connor.

Prince’s original studio version of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ is presented here for the first time.

Trial to see if there’s sufficient support to make this a thing.

Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: April 21, 2018 at 02:32 PM | 3812 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: movies, music, off-topic, television, whatever else belongs under the rubric of 'popular culture'

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   3801. Lassus Posted: June 20, 2018 at 11:43 AM (#5696090)
Speaking of old people, the softball field in NYC is finally confirmed, so go over to that thread and confirm or re-confirm your attendance.
   3802. Zonk qualifies as an invasive species Posted: June 20, 2018 at 11:44 AM (#5696091)
Warren Zevon's last album was excellent, especially in context. Sadly he wasn't all that old - probably 54 when he recorded it.


+1000 on this.

   3803. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: June 20, 2018 at 11:46 AM (#5696095)
Boz Skaggs is 74. He will be releasing a new album soon. His last 2, released in 2015 and 2013 were excellent.
   3804. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: June 20, 2018 at 12:02 PM (#5696119)
Boz Skaggs with Bonnie Raitt from his 2015 album A Fool to care

Hell to Pay
   3805. PreservedFish Posted: June 20, 2018 at 12:31 PM (#5696145)
Sounds kind of like old people music for old people. Some musicians get to a point where they seem to mostly do duets or covers, which I'm sure is enjoyable for them, but it's not exactly what I had in mind.
   3806. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: June 20, 2018 at 01:47 PM (#5696249)
I've always wondered why there aren't a lot of bands that are co-ops, where there's a general idea of that the band does ("we play prog rock") and then a fluid membership that comes and goes.


Queens of the Stone Age have had some on-again, off-again guys like this (nick Olivieri, Dave Grohl).
   3807. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: June 20, 2018 at 01:51 PM (#5696257)
John Prine has a new album at 71. He's not one of my heroes or anything but it seems fairly well-received, if not great (77 on metacritic).
   3808. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 20, 2018 at 01:51 PM (#5696258)
Sounds kind of like old people music for old people.
Expecting old people to write music for and relevant to young people is kind of unrealistic, no?
   3809. PreservedFish Posted: June 20, 2018 at 02:05 PM (#5696272)
Expecting old people to write music for and relevant to young people is kind of unrealistic, no?


For most people, yes. But that's what makes the question interesting to me. Someone like Boz Skaggs or Mark Knopfler might just keep pumping out tasteful albums but at this point there's probably zero attempt to find a new audience, and the sound is fairly consistent. I mentioned Scott Walker, who began his career as 60's crooner doing Jacques Brel covers - 40 years later he was recording with doom metal pioneers Sunn O))). I find that kind of searching, creative spirit something to marvel at.
   3810. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 20, 2018 at 02:17 PM (#5696286)
Someone like Boz Skaggs or Mark Knopfler might just keep pumping out tasteful albums but at this point there's probably zero attempt to find a new audience, and the sound is fairly consistent. I mentioned Scott Walker, who began his career as 60's crooner doing Jacques Brel covers - 40 years later he was recording with doom metal pioneers Sunn O))). I find that kind of searching, creative spirit something to marvel at.
Fair enough. But what are the odds that someone like Mark Knopfler would have any hope of finding a new audience? Knopfler trying to do doom metal would be ridiculous. It seems like you're describing a very particular kind of underground shape-shifter who has been all over the place in the course of his/her career and never really built that much of an audience in any one area to begin with (I admit to never having heard of Scott Walker as anything other than a butthole politician).
   3811. Yonder Alonso in misguided trousers (cardinal) Posted: June 20, 2018 at 02:25 PM (#5696297)
Maybe Scott Walker (either one) should start a Butthole Surfers cover band called Butthole Politicians.
   3812. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 20, 2018 at 02:29 PM (#5696300)
Nah, he should start a tribute band called Didn't Get to Be the Presidents of the United States of America.
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