vinoevelo posted:

Europe '72 - Grateful Dead.  

This warms my heart.  I'll try to be brief, here, but, well let me have my fun. 

The discs them selves are enjoyable...particularly for me the Pigpen numbers...he was in poor health upon departure and many believe this tour, along with the poor weather and rigorous travel, hasten his demise.  Blues standards excel, but Mr. Charlie is is just flat out as bad ass as Good Ol' Grateful Dead gets.  Standouts such as Ramble on Rose, Brown Eyed Women (perhaps one of my all time favorite songs to play and sing) and when Cumberland finally came into its own.    '72 is considered a high water mark for live Dead and for good reason.  Better yet, all the shows from this spring tour have been released and the quality is excellent across the board.  I recommend the Lyceum theatre shows as well as the Olympia in Paris.  The dusseldorf show has been getting some air on Siruis lately, and is also worth a listen. 

I particularly enjoy the England shows as I can just imagine one or two of the crew handing out sugar cubes after the ticker taker and having Limeys have their world's shattered into a million pieces and having it coming back together again with a standard era Lovelight or Morning Dew. 

If this music interests you,  may I suggest exploring further with the Dicks picks series and subsequent Dave's picks.  Both were (Dick) and are (Dave) archivists of the dead's vault tapes.  I would look for discs containing St. Stephen>The Eleven from late '68 to mid '69...the golden age of St Stephan that is perhaps the most powerful and electric song of their entire repertoire,  or virtually any show from the May tour of '77, Dicks picks #3 (Pembroke p[ines, for instance,  or Rochester (5-9 i wanna say) shows being particular favorites), although many claim the Cornell show from 5/8 to be teh best dead show of all time.  I don't necessarily agree with this, but arguable the May '77 tour is  the best music they ever produced, period.  Lazy Lighting/Supplication, the recently released Terrapin pared down for concert length, Samson and Delilah, along with the best Half steps and Sugarees they ever played are songs to look out for, IMO.  The extended jams of Playin' are the stuff of idolization for bands on the jam band circuit, and some of the best improv in roll and roll history.  Thanks to whomever read this far.

Thanks Jabe!  I've never been much of a dead fan but have been watching the long strange trip doc on Prime and have been getting into them more lately.  There was an entire episode on the '72 europe album with tour footage that ends with morning dew (like the album) and the audio tech telling us that during the solo Jerry turns his back to the audience for most of it as he has tears pouring down his face.  Listening to it, I think you can feel it. 

Watching it has me drinking a lot more reisling than normal - its the only real strong acid i can get my hands on these days.

brucehayes posted:

Selling England By the Pound by Genesis.  Back in the "old days" when Montreal station CHOM FM was still good (rather than what it has been turned into today) they used to play this a great deal, sometimes spinning entire sides.  Those were the days.

++1 both on Genesis and CHOM.  Part of my growing up in the day.  Listening to 97.7 right now .

brucehayes posted:

Fools in Love from Joe Jackson's debut album Look Sharp.  Loved the album when it came out (I refuse to look up when it was issued cause it will depress me) and I still love it today.

Gonna see Joe live in a couple of weeks. 

winetarelli posted:
it was of a shattered man-boy who grossly mistreated some young people but possibly without realizing it; It was not clear to me that it was explicitly sexual — at least not in his mind — even though damaging for others, I am willing to assume. (I also thought he may have molested people, but it was unclear to me.)  
 

"Grossly mistreated..." This is horrible. There is no doubt that Jackson molested children. This includes oral and anal sex. (Molesting is a "nice" word for "rape.") Yes, he raped children. When asked if he molested children his prevaricating answer was, "Why would I harm children? I love children."

Well, because you're a sick fuck, that's why. Did he ever appear as a stable individual? Ever? From dangling an infant out a window (most people realize that none of "his" kids resemble him in the least) to his rampant drug addictions and abuse. Don't watch the documentary, it may be more truth than you can handle.

brucehayes posted:

Just like Heaven by Dinosaur Jr.  Where the hell has this band been all my life??!!

As in you just discovered them Bruce? Or you forgot about them for the 30 years since they covered that song? If the former, check out their cover of Neil Young's Lotta Love. Or their song Freak Scene.

J. Mascis is a great guitar player although I'm more a Lou Barlow fan.

steve8 posted:
brucehayes posted:

Just like Heaven by Dinosaur Jr.  Where the hell has this band been all my life??!!

As in you just discovered them Bruce? Or you forgot about them for the 30 years since they covered that song? If the former, check out their cover of Neil Young's Lotta Love. Or their song Freak Scene.

J. Mascis is a great guitar player although I'm more a Lou Barlow fan.

Just discovered.  Will take a listen to Lotta Love. Thanks.

sunnylea57 posted:

Joe Cocker - "Joe Cocker!" and "I Can Stand A Little Rain"

Why he isn't in the R&R HOF I'll never understand. The fact that he isn't in at all is a joke, and that they didn't see fit to induct him while he was alive is a travesty.

The Rock and Roll etc. is a joke. That will never change.

sunnylea57 posted:

Joe Cocker - "Joe Cocker!" and "I Can Stand A Little Rain"

Why he isn't in the R&R HOF I'll never understand. The fact that he isn't in at all is a joke, and that they didn't see fit to induct him while he was alive is a travesty.

Agreed 1000% re: Joe Cocker and HOF. 

wineart 2 posted:
haggis posted:

John Mayall.  Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton.  One of the greatest albums ever.  Of all time. 

 The Beano album in vinyl... without debate, you, Sir are correct.

+1. I picked up the 2016 Decca Back to Black pressing last year and it sounds incredible.

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