Whaddya Listenin' to in 2014?

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Whaddya Listenin' to in 2014?

Post by vvv » Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:41 pm

Black Joe Louis, Electric Slave: less like funk, more like a Nuggets garage band with horns, out-keys The Black Keys, shouts even more like James Brown, and when did he get so good on guitar? 3.5/5 olives.
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Post by punkrockdude » Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:35 pm

The Implants - From Chaos To Order
Really great 90s style, fast and melodic punk rock.

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Post by ott0bot » Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:13 pm

not much new stuff, still catching up from he past few years or but I gold classics

as of now:
Paul Duncan - Above the Trees
Folk songs with gorgeous arrangements; pedal steel, strings, and clarinet

The Byrds - Sweethart of the Rodeo
finally picked this up. great songs with the touch of twang that just feels right.

Shearwater - Animal Joy
the arrangements are fantastic, just not quite fond of the vocals...mane they'll grow in me like Jello Biafra did. ;)

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Post by Jeff White » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:36 am

Right now I am completely obsessed with Jessica Pratt's first record. Just ordered it on vinyl.

http://youtu.be/fnKZ_ZdXp6o

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Post by vvv » Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:28 pm

Mad Season, Mad Season Deluxe: awesome sound, great to get the vid on DVD (I had it on VHS), with tons of bonus footage. Staley actually played a fair amount of guitar.
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Post by apropos of nothing » Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:40 am

I've been completely obsessed with Arthur Russell. Have been listening to Calling Out of Context and the Sleeping Bag Sessions non-stop.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Ru ... usician%29

Also getting back into some of the punk rock of my youth; specifically Arcwelder and Boy Elroy (which I paid way too much for on ebay).

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RE: Jessica Pratt

Post by mrclean » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:32 am

Jeff White wrote:Right now I am completely obsessed with Jessica Pratt's first record. Just ordered it on vinyl.

http://youtu.be/fnKZ_ZdXp6o

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Agree - she's great!

Other stuff I've been listening to: Neko Case's new one, Parquet Courts, The Monocrome Set, and a fair bit of jazz - we bought five Dexter Gordon discs at
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Post by joninc » Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:36 pm

louvin brothers on repeat. LITA re-issues and compilations.
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Post by mrpicholas » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:50 pm

Paul Buchanan's "Mid-Air." 24 little song sketches from the leader of the Blue Nile.

Johnny Dyani's "Afrika." Crazy album recorded totally live with steel drum, stand up and electric bass and some wild horns. I wore out copy on cassette years ago and recently found a legit CD. It sounds even better than I remember.

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Post by vvv » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:32 am

Steve Wynn, Northern Aggression: Cuppla years old now, but I keep going back to it for the psychadelia and sounds; altho' the mouth clicks annoy I recently sa a video of "The Life of Donnie B" and realize he's sometimes singing into a EV 667, so I can forgive.

Miles, Live Evil and Bitches Brew: great late nite grooves and intricacies.

Joe Cocker, Sheffield Steel: a nostalgic fave, and if the snare sounds 80's, it's Sly & Robbie and Cocker's in top vocal form. Cool songs, too, including the Dylan cover.
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Post by vvv » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:32 am

Steve Wynn, Northern Aggression: Cuppla years old now, but I keep going back to it for the psychadelia and sounds; altho' the mouth clicks annoy I recently saw a video of "The Life of Donnie B" and realize he's sometimes singing into a EV 667, so I can forgive.

Miles, Live Evil and Bitches Brew: great late nite grooves and intricacies.

Joe Cocker, Sheffield Steel: a nostalgic fave, and if the snare sounds 80's, it's Sly & Robbie and Cocker's in top vocal form. Cool songs, too, including the Dylan cover.
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Post by vvv » Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:01 pm

Paul Westerberg: Stereo/Mono. You think you are a song writer. You are not. Not until you hear this, absorb this, live this, love this, be humiliated by this, inspired by this and play this again. And again. And again ...
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Post by thunderboy » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:44 pm

With any luck, the next Wrens album.
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Post by vvv » Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:19 pm

Page & Plant, No Quarter: a bit weirder ("Nobody's Fault", "Evermore" - kudos to the Denny-part singer), and a lot better than you prob'ly remember. Plant especially is in good voice, and when Page lets rip ("Since I been Lovin' You") it's very reminiscent of the best of some radioactive-containing prophylactic.
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Post by ott0bot » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:06 pm

picked up the new Damien Jurado "Brothers & Sisters of the Eternal Son" that came out a couple weeks ago. it's really, really good. some of his best songwriting, and the production is classic 60's (Sgt. Peppers, Pet Sounds, Odessey & Oracle). worth checking out.

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