Jan 082014
 

You know what I’m talking about! The All-Star Jam is the place where you can strut your stuff.

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    • 2000 Man

      That’s gonna be a great time waster! But how is this a bad review?

      Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967)

      Rating: Mixed
      “The record as a whole is another matter – I don’t think I could ever tolerate all of it. There are three brilliant songs, one good one, three qualified bummers, and three are the flaming shits.” (Arthur Schmidt, 3/9/68 Review)

      The guy fucking nailed it, and he didn’t waste any of my time.

    • All the recent indie rock ones are spot on, and as a huge Springsteen fan, I’m embarrassed by the 5 stars for Working on a Dream (or any of the recent albums, but that’s the worst of the ones RS gave five stars).

  1. 2000 Man

    So Delta Burke’s in Candy Volcano now. I had no idea.

  2. Suburban kid

    The current issue of Uncut has interviews with Ray and Dave Davies, who both say they are willing to have a 50th anniversary Kinks reunion in 2014. http://www.nme.com/news/the-kinks/74672

    That is very cool.

    However, Ray performed an old Kinks classic on Jools Holland last week, which made me think he just might not be up to it. (Can’t find a clip, which is just as well.)

    But it sure would have been cool to see them live and raw in France in 1965. Oh wait!

    http://youtu.be/reAMHC6cpNw

    • Ray and Dave are like Mike Love and Brian Wilson – count on them to suggest the possibility of a reunion when there is something to promote.

      Off course, the Beach Boys did have their short lived reunion for their 50th anniversary so who knows?

      But I don’t think I’d waste time or money on a Kinks reunion. I’m a Kinks fan for dangerously close to 50 years now, saw them as my first rock concert back at the Spectrum in 1971, and still insist they were a horrible live band, mostly thanks to Ray.

    • I did not. I still have never seen Neil Young in concert, which I’m sure I will one day regret. However, I have seen and heard many recorded performances by him. Take out the Le Noise tour and some other idiosyncratic turns, and isn’t the following gushing comment a typical representative of the solo Neil concert experience?

      The opening notes of classics “Harvest,” “A Man Needs a Maid” and “On the Way Home” sent shockwaves of recognition and joy through the crowd, who then listened to them in near silence. It was, without a doubt, one of the greatest Neil Young shows of the past decade, at least when he wasn’t playing with Crazy Horse.

  3. Great A.V. Club piece with Buzz Osborne of The Melvins, a band whose music I’ve somehow managed to never knowingly hear a lick of:

    http://www.avclub.com/article/melvins-buzz-osborne-picks-songs-by-bands-that-wer-200741?utm

 
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