May 072012


  21 Responses to “All-Star Jam”

  1. trigmogigmo

    I have two tidbits not worthy of a post but the jam is perfect.

    1. There was a Last Man Standing about bands using self-referential lyrics. I just noticed one for the first time the other day in the Who’s “You Better You Bet” because it’s sung kind of quietly:

    “But I drunk myself blind to the sound of old T. Rex
    To the sound of old T. Rex
    and Who’s Next

    2. I think ladymisskirroyale should be able to get this one. I had one of those “aha!” moments the other day listening to an album in the car. The rhythm track had to be a sample from another album I have — or vice versa. Checking the dates — 1990 and 1996 — revealed that the song linked below is the source (unless it too is a sample?), and LMKR I’m sure you know the destination of this dub-bass rhythm track in a slightly slowed-down form. You need a decent set of speakers to really hear the bass in both songs.
    (I don’t think the shuffle beat really works in that remix, at all. It destroys the original straightforward driving rhythm and building up of intertwined bass and guitar lines.)

  2. Noticed today was Prairie Prince’s birthday


  3. That’s funny, I was thinking of that line in “You Better You Bet” just yesterday…(That’s all…I thought it was funny that it entered my thoughts for no apparent reason, and now you bring it up here…Ah, “the lattice of coincidence”).

  4. I never realized the tail end of that “T. Rex” line in “You Better You Bet.” Funny.

  5. I need some recommendations.

    I just saw the Ronnie Lane documentary called the Passing Show. It wasn’t all that in depth but was quite good nonetheless. I didn’t know any of his post Faces stuff but it sounded great in the documentary. Does anyone have a recommendation as to where I should start?

    Also, Mrs cdm and I have become increasingly fascinated with Wayne Coyne despite only knowing two songs by the Flaming Lips (the song about Not Using Jelly and the song that goes Do You Realize that was in some commercials a while back). Where should we begin? Or should we just continue to enjoy his Every-man Oddball aesthetic without actually listening to his music, much in the same way that we enjoy Snoop being Snoop or Kid Rock being Kid Rock?

  6. Lane’s first three solo albums are great (“Anymore for Anymore”, “Ronnie Lane’s Slim Chance” & “One for the Road”). I really like the album he did with Townshend, too (“Rough Mix”). The one he did with Ron Wood is, to my ears, the weakest. There was also a really good singles comp (titled “Kuschty Rye (The Singles 1973-1980)”) and a BBC sessions comp (“You Never Can Tell”).

  7. Funny, I just watched that last week. I thought I wrote up something on it, but I guess I didn’t. I agree that it was a good top-level doc – and it presented a really warm musician and group of musician friends.

    I’ve got the first 2 albums Bobby B lists as well as the one with Townshend. There’s some really good stuff on each one, although as a singer and songwriter he functioned best as the #2 presence he was in Faces. His voice is slight over the course of an entire album. The best songs from each of the albums I own, however, are as great as his 2 lead vocal tracks on each of the Faces albums.

  8. ladymisskirroyale

    Shhh, I’m at work proctoring a test – what else is there to do other than check RTH? I look forward to checking this out when I can actually play the sample. I think it may be a bit distracting (or help test performance?!) for the student who is completing state assessments a few feet away.

  9. ladymisskirroyale

    Mr. Royale and I had TFL’s “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots” on constant play in 2002 when it was first issued. That’s the album that has “Do You Realize” on it. I haven’t listened to it in a while but I recall really enjoying it.

  10. ladymisskirroyale

    This could be a possible RTH poll: Do you work better with music on or do you find it too distracting? Does it depend on the task?

  11. misterioso

    Dude, where you been?

  12. cliff sovinsanity

    Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life is out on DVD now. A review is forthcoming if I can find a video store brave enough to have it on the shelf.

  13. cliff sovinsanity

    That Gainsbourg thing was meant to be on it’s own, but while I’m at it, Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots was one I included in the thread about albums that are listenable from start to finish. Great stuff.

  14. That’s kind of how I felt at first. I had the Faces stuff and the “Rough Mix” LP since high school, and found the first three solo albums together, for cheap (many years later…I think I was in my late 20s). I kind of casually listened to them now and again, but then one of them (the first one, I think) just clicked one day and I started to really get drawn into them and played ’em constantly for a few months. It was right after my dad died, and at the time, I found those albums kind of comforting. Ronnie was very soulful in his way, thin voice and all…

  15. BigSteve

    I would say start with The Soft Bulletin, and then go forwards and backwards as needed. Also their most recent album, Embryonic, is a noisy mess but here and there it’s insanely beautiful.

  16. Happiness Stan

    I’ll second that compilation, I saw the documentary a couple of years back and really enjoyed it too. In about 1977 I recorded “The Poacher” from an oldies show on the radio and loved it without knowing what it was until about thirty years later. I know he didn’t do himself many favours in the self-promotion stakes, but I really do think it’s a terrible shame not only that his music is all but unknown these days, and that he sold so few records in the last decade of his life when he could have done with the royalties.

  17. ladymisskirroyale

    Um that would be Cibo Matto for $1000.00: “I was riding on a camel that has big eyes…”

  18. ladymisskirroyale

    Good lord, we tried to watch it and gave up mid way. Brave indeed!

  19. trigmogigmo

    You win the audio daily double! (An unlikely sample connection between those two bands…)

  20. ladymisskirroyale

    Aw, thanks for the audio shout out and 90’s throwback.

  21. So, you don’t recommend starting with the one where the listener is meant to play the four discs simultaneously?

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