Black Keys - Let's Rock!

First listen I thought, "OK this is pretty good. Slicker and poppier than I expected, though." Now I have it pretty much on a constant loop and at least 5 of the songs are stuck permanently in my head. Super hooky. Great production. So many influences: Fleetwood Mac, ZZ Top, T Rex, Stealer's Wheel, CCR...

I expect I'll be totally sick of it by September, but right now it's my top choice for summer soundtrack. (And it's great running music.)

Jeff Goldblum, the Capitol Studio Sessions. I had no idea that he was an accomplished pianist. Much more entertaining than I thought it would be.  

billhike posted:
spo posted:

Riot - Fire Down Under

Holy crap, that brings back memories. What a great record! 

I like all of their 80s stuff.

Two fans on the desk in front of me.  Daytime high, with the Humidex of 37 C (98.6 F).  I know some of you to the south are hotter, but this is bad enough for me.

 

brucehayes posted:

Two fans on the desk in front of me.  Daytime high, with the Humidex of 37 C (98.6 F).  I know some of you to the south are hotter, but this is bad enough for me.

 

You should get one of those newfangled air conditioners.

The Old Man posted:
brucehayes posted:

Two fans on the desk in front of me.  Daytime high, with the Humidex of 37 C (98.6 F).  I know some of you to the south are hotter, but this is bad enough for me.

 

You should get one of those newfangled air conditioners.

Don't hold with new fangled technology.  Hey you kids, get off my lawn!

 

Blood, Sweat & Tears - Live at Woodstock

Holy crap, this is amazing. The whole set is great, but if you only listen to one track, check out "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know".

https://youtu.be/yq14MfyU2vQ

The back story: BS&T was the brainchild of Al Kooper who formed the band not long after The Blues Project disbanded. (Paging vinoevelo.)  This song is from the first BS&T album and Al Kooper sang lead on the original. But Kooper left the band after that first album and they hired David Clayton-Thomas as the new lead singer in mid-1968. So this performance at Woodstock is about a year after he joined the band. And he makes it his own. A powerhouse performance.

BS&T isn't in the Woodstock film because their manager told the festival organizers to turn off the cameras because they hadn't agreed (or been paid) to be filmed. 

But the audio of pretty much every song by every artist at Woodstock was recorded. There's an ongoing bootleg project to compile the best available versions of every Woodstock performance -- http://woodstockproject.proboards.com -- but many of the tracks were barely listenable. Also, a number of full sets have been released on CD in recent years (Hendrix, Joplin, Santana, etc.).

But last week Rhino released a limited-edition (1969 copies) 35-CD box set of the entire concert. They had access to the original master recordings. The set included every song, every artist, all with fully restored audio. It also included the Blu-Ray of the film, books, and a bunch of other swag. Retail cost was $800 and it sold out immediately.

The good news is that a few more full sets were also released last week including BS&T, Creedence, Joan Baez and Mountain. These are all on Apple Music.

They’ve been playing Woodstock 24/7 on Sirius Deep Tracks, and I’ve been tuning in on my commute.  There’s some great stuff in there.  Janis’ stuff is legendary.  I’ve enjoyed Ten years after, Jimi, of course, , bits of the Band, Country Joe, et al.  The Who effing killed it.

Reconsider Me by the late Warren Zevon from the album Sentimental Hygiene.  Nobody could turn a phrase or tell a tale as well as well as he could.

sunnylea57 posted:

A friend turned me on to Lachy Doley.

https://youtu.be/EGZiwP0y4jU

Let it play until he starts to solo on the Clavinet with the whammy bar.

What the fk?  Never seen a whammy clav before.  Thanks for the link, fun stuff.  The drummer isn't half bad either.

PH

Some selections from Natasha and Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 and one from Hadestown.  Both great musicals. I’m in the minority opinion and prefer Natasha and Pierre

Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - A Night in Tunisia.  Finally got it on vinyl.  Blakey still hard AF.  Soooo good.

brucehayes posted:

Rollin' Down the Highway by BTO.  Flashing back to my high school years.

Great highway driving music. I listened to so much BTO in first year rez it became my nickname there. 

Vino Bevo posted:

The Joshua Tree

Good to see you posting. It would be better to see you visit the Chicago area! 

This is a fantastic album as a whole. I kind of forgot how great it was, then got to see them play it start to finish live two years ago.

Saw them on that tour in Cleveland and it was fabulous.

I've been away for a while but will try and get back into things around here, and to get up your way soon!  You could always come south too my friend...

My 80s band, Backstreet. We got around to uploading the single we recorded in 1988 to the various streaming services using Spinnup's distribution service. Now I'm waiting for the $0.00000001s to start rolling in.

It's definitely of its era, but still holds up pretty well. Check it out.

Backstreet: Your Girl / Open Eyes

vinoevelo posted:

Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - A Night in Tunisia.  Finally got it on vinyl.  Blakey still hard AF.  Soooo good.

Saw him a few times. Always with a big smile on his face.

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