What are you listening to now?

Beton Brut

Senior Member
Joined
May 25, 2006
Messages
4,278
Reaction score
3
The Shaggs: "The Philosophy of the World".
The Rosetta Stone of outsider music, recorded (IIRC) in Revere, MA. I know Frank Zappa and Kurt Cobain were big fans. I wonder what Alban Berg and Kurt Weill would have said about it. Three cheers for the Wiggin Sisters!
 

odurandina

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 1, 2015
Messages
4,780
Reaction score
12
Toby, nobody confusin'

be·get
/bəˈɡet/Submit
verb
1. (typically of a man, sometimes of a man and a woman) bring (a child) into existence by the process of reproduction.
"they hoped that the King might beget an heir by his new queen"
synonyms: father, sire, engender, generate, spawn, create, give life to, bring into being, bring into the world, have; More

1. Rubber Soul
2. Pet Sounds
3. Sgt Pepper

dem cats be stealin each other's shytte. gd musical incest.
 

tobyjug

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 21, 2007
Messages
3,228
Reaction score
0
Weak attempt at a save, but yes, musicians borrow.

Never cared for "Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite". Didn't like it in 67, and the "innovations" haven't aged well. Probably true of half of Sgt. Pepper. Pet Sounds and most of Revolver still sound fresh.
 

Beton Brut

Senior Member
Joined
May 25, 2006
Messages
4,278
Reaction score
3
Did the Beatles ever write a better song than "She's Leaving Home"?

I've recently been spending some time with George Harrison's All Things Must Pass and Living in the Material World. For my money, these are the best post-Beatles LPs.
 

tobyjug

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 21, 2007
Messages
3,228
Reaction score
0
Gosh, I've always HATED "SLH"!!! But I'm absolutely with you on ATMP and LITMW. For kicks, look around YouTube for one particular outtake of "What Is Life" (not the joyous dancing chick one) that has Clapton's guitar right up to the fore, in full "Delaney and Bonnie" mode. Very different feel, maybe less magisterial.
Occasionally throw "Wonderwall" in the car cd player (NOT Oasis, for you non-Beton Brut readers.) There are also some nice bootlegs of the demos that Harrison played for Phil Spector before the recording of ATMP. More Dylanesque, no Leslie cabinet in evidence.

PS I like Leslie cabinets and have one, Model 18 I think.
 
Last edited:

Beton Brut

Senior Member
Joined
May 25, 2006
Messages
4,278
Reaction score
3
Gosh, I've always HATED "SLH"!!!
I think some folks find it a bit "twee." It's the only thing of its kind not produced by George Martin. I love that the lyric is an invented reality drawn from a half-remembered newspaper story. Schubert, Mahler, and the Gershwin boys would have dug it...

For kicks, look around YouTube for one particular outtake of "What Is Life" (not the joyous dancing chick one) that has Clapton's guitar right up to the fore...
I'll have to check that out.

There are also some nice bootlegs of the demos that Harrison played for Phil Spector before the recording of ATMP. More Dylanesque...
Interesting...

PS I like Leslie cabinets and have one, Model 18 I think.
Fascinating bit of kit. I think Johnny Greenwood and the lads in Mogwai use them.
 

tobyjug

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 21, 2007
Messages
3,228
Reaction score
0
Very good, thanks! My young nephew thought it was REM!
And named after the first car I drove too, silver blue 2 door with a white vinyl top, 351 Cleveland, and a few on the tree.
 

Beton Brut

Senior Member
Joined
May 25, 2006
Messages
4,278
Reaction score
3
^ I recall you mentioning that.

If I'm lucky, the centerpiece of my inevitable midlife crisis will be a '67 Galaxie in Highland Green with dark cordovan leather.
 

odurandina

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 1, 2015
Messages
4,780
Reaction score
12
i hated SLH for years, then i started liking it.
i thought you guys would get my not subtle dis of Mr Kite suggesting
where they stole i mean got the idea from.


Sometimes when you hear a song, it kicks off a memory of a place you've been. Late last summer, i spent 3 weeks on the slopes of the San Francisco peaks just outside of Flagstaff, AZ. One day i was driving down a sparse, narrow road off i-40 (an ancient, well-preserved section of what comprised the old Rt66) and pulled up at rundown motel to get on my cell.
A guy walks up and says, "did you come to take a picture?"
The sun had just set. i was like, 'why?'

i had stumbled upon the little motel with no vacancy.

http://www.themoviedistrict.com/easy-rider/2/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XqyGoE2Q4Y


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXBAgAxn1x4
 
Last edited:

Beton Brut

Senior Member
Joined
May 25, 2006
Messages
4,278
Reaction score
3
And now for something completely different...

I had the good fortune to see Blomstedt direct the BSO in Brahms 1 earlier this season. He's 91 and appears to have more energy than I do...

And on the piece, even if Dvořák didn't write another note, his 7th Symphony would still be one of the most significant works of the 19th Century.

If you're of a mind, crank this one up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8Gk3lGOeUY
 

FK4

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 13, 2012
Messages
2,381
Reaction score
14
^ Great version of What is Life, Toby... the Clapton one... really excellent, did not know about it before.

In re: Beatles, Sgt Peppers is rarely listened to by me anymore, but I will never tire of it, from start to finish. But, Lovely Rita is probably one of my most mania-inducing tracks of all time. I don't use acronyms for Beatles songs, only band I ever did that for was for the Dead, and only to save time and space labeling endless live shows.
 

tobyjug

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 21, 2007
Messages
3,228
Reaction score
0
Thanks man! I love "Lovely Rita" too. The first time I heard it was in a strip club many, many years ago.
 

odurandina

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 1, 2015
Messages
4,780
Reaction score
12
Camille 1936...... not even halfway through and i'm worn out.

NYC might have architecture.

But we still have Garbo.
 

Top