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  • rufus
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    This finally arrived this week, I'd ordered it way back in September, was supposed to ship in December, but you know, Covid and all.

    To me, this was the band at their height, just after they released Fisherman's Blues in 1988, and the couple years they spent touring and then recording its follow-up, Room To Roam. Went on a bit of a journey into traditional Scottish and Irish folk music, augmented the lineup with fiddle, mandolin and tin whistle players, and their secret weapon, Sharon Shannon on accordion. I saw them in Boston late October 1989, before they had even started recording RTR, but the setlist that night was made up heavily of songs that would later appear on that album.

    To this day still the third greatest live show I've ever seen. When this deluxe box set was announced, I knew I would have to get it. The 240 page, hardcover book included with it is worth the price by itself. Four cds of the RTR songs in various stages of development, trad Irish songs, jigs and reels, covers of John Prine, Dylan and others' songs, live tracks, a dvd of home movies and a couple complete concert shows. And of course I had to also go for the remastered vinyl.




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  • rufus
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    Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post

    Harrison was immensely talented and might be my 'favorite' Beatles, but what is your deal with McCartney? The dude can play pretty much any instrument you throw in front of him, has a ridiculously expansive voice, has written/co-written some of the best songs of all time and... whatever.
    And been resting on his laurels for going on 40 years now.

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  • Slap Shot
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    Originally posted by busterman62 View Post
    I have not previously heard of these guys. Great rec. Thank you


    I prefer the Motown Versions. This is one of those times when the cover (despite being an amazingly cheesy video from the Ed Sullivan Show, this version is fantastic) is better than the original
    I wasn't even aware it was a cover and thanks for sharing the other versions.

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  • busterman62
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    Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post
    Madrugada – Call My Name
    I have not previously heard of these guys. Great rec. Thank you

    Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post
    Faces – (I Know) I’m Losing You
    I prefer the Motown Versions. This is one of those times when the cover (despite being an amazingly cheesy video from the Ed Sullivan Show, this version is fantastic) is better than the original

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  • Slap Shot
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    Fugazi – Sweet and Low
    Luna – Malibu Love Fest
    Them Crooked Vultures – Scumbag Blues
    Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Chartjunk
    The Magnetic Fields – The Death of Ferdinand de Saussure
    Affinity – Night Flight
    Rival Sons – Face of Light
    Amadou & Mariam – Masiteladi
    Madrugada – Call My Name
    David Bowie – Little Wonder
    Faces – (I Know) I’m Losing You

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  • MissThundercat
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    Taylor Swift- Look What You Made Me Do
    O.A.R.- Shattered
    The Killers- All These Things That I've Done
    Sara Bareilles- She Used To Be Mine
    Rihanna- Shut Up And Drive
    The Beatles- It's Getting Better
    Mark Ronson- Nothing Breaks Like A Heart

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  • Slap Shot
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    Soul Asylum - Made To Be Broken - 1986 Minnesota Music Awards

    i was 15 and lucky enough to be in attendance for this event thanks to my brother, although the overall production was pretty bad. Prince closed the evening with an unannounced 40-minute set that unfortunately I don't think was filmed. The linked video is some nonsense followed by perfectly sober performance by Soul Asylum.

    Those were the days in Minneapolis especially for someone my age. Prince had just blown up, then there was The Time, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, The Replacements, Husker Du (which later begat Sugar), Soul Asylum, The Suburbs, The Jayhawks, Lamont Cranston, The Gear Daddies, Information Society, The Flamin Oh's, Babes in Toyland, Peter Himmelman, Trip Shakespeare (which later begat Semisonic), Limited Warranty, Slave Raider, Shangoya, Walt Mink, The Wallets, Arc Welder, Mint Condition and on and on. Those were the days.
    Last edited by Slap Shot; 02-01-2022, 09:55 PM.

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  • MissThundercat
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    After losing a nice chunk of market share, Spotify released the "we lost a **** load of money and we need to cover our ***" apology.

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Holy ****. Apparently the following groups have now joined Neil young and pulled their music off Spotify.

    Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand, Queen, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Dave Grohl, Joni Mitchell, & Pearl Jam, Neil Young


    That's gonna leave a mark.

    edit:

    Neil Young has 6,084,982 monthly listeners
    Willie Nelson has 5,416,350 monthly listeners.
    Queen has 36,605,559 monthly listeners
    Pearl Jam has 10,448,620 monthly listeners
    Bruce Springsteen has 13,506,679 monthly listeners
    Barbara Streisand has 3,978,858 monthly listeners
    Dave Grohl has 412,940 monthly listeners
    Paul McCartney has 10,455,831 monthly listeners
    The Rolling Stones has 19,487,305 monthly listeners

    thats 106,000,000 listeners who probably listen to more than one song per month.

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  • solovsfett
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    I love Paul Simon’s music with and without Garfunkel. But man…revisited his Capeman record recently…oof! That doesn’t hold up at all.

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  • MissThundercat
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    At least the Fab Four knew when to call it quits, unlike the Stones.

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  • Kepler
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    Spotify gives everybody a lesson in what Capitalism is all about.

    If anybody is subscribed or whatever I would say the faster you can protest and unsubscribe or uninstall or whatever the better. If they take a huge, immediate drop they might think better of it next time. They are a soulless machine, just change the expected value function.

    Consumers, organized, can destroy any corporation at will. That is the one good part of our system.

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  • Slap Shot
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    They're dying in order of talent.

    Ringo's next.

    Then Pete Best.
    Harrison was immensely talented and might be my 'favorite' Beatles, but what is your deal with McCartney? The dude can play pretty much any instrument you throw in front of him, has a ridiculously expansive voice, has written/co-written some of the best songs of all time and... whatever.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Harrison was the most underrated Beatle.
    They're dying in order of talent.

    Ringo's next.

    Then Pete Best.

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  • FadeToBlack&Gold
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    Harrison was the most underrated Beatle.

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