21 avr. 2011, 7h08m par TheSeeker99Let the controversy begin. I really like Caress of Steel. One of my favourite songs of all time is on the album. Not just a favourite of Rush songs, but a favourite among every song I've ever heard. If that song is on this album, then it must be good, right? Well, I wouldn't say that this album is better or worse than Fly By Night, I would say that it is different. They wouldn't fully hit their stride until their next album, but I am getting ahead of myself. Back to the song I just absolutely raved about. That song is, of course, Bastille Day. That song, to put it simply, just kicks ass. There is no doubt in my mind that it is one of their all time greatest tracks and is the best possible way to open this album. Of course, it's not this track that people have a problem with, it's the rest of the album. The second track is Rush's strangest titled track ever. It is I Think I'm Going Bald. It's actually a pretty rockin' tune. From what I heard…
4 nov. 2010, 0h57m par lookbackboreSwans: My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky (2CD edition)
The Fall: The Wonderful And Frightening World Of The Fall (4CD Beggars Omnibus box)
Taylor Swift: Fearless (CD+DVD)
Alice Coltrane: Translinear Light
Miles Davis: First Miles
Beck: Sea Change (SACD)
Jethro Tull: Thick As A Brick (MFSL)
Max Webster: Max Webster
Fleetwood Mac: Mirage
Led Zeppelin: IV (WG Target)
Paul McCartney & Wings: Band On The Run (2CD/DVD Special Edition + bonus DVD)
Jeff Beck, Tim Bogert, Carmine Appice: Beck Bogart Appice (DTS CD)
John Hiatt: Bring The Family (DVD-Audio)
Nine Inch Nails: [With_Teeth] (Dualdisc)
Chanticleer: Magnificat (DVD-Audio)
Olivier Messaien: Turangalîla-Symphonie
Rafael Puyana: Baroque Masterpieces For Harpsichord (Mercury Living Presence)
Pink Floyd: The Early Singles (bonus disc from Shine On box)
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum: Grand Opening And Closing
Eric Dolphy: Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise (Live in Munich 1961)
20 mai 2008, 16h19m par 6:00Simply my favourite albums of all time, regardless of genre. If I were on a sinking ship with these records, I’d likely drown trying to save them all. Comments are, of course, welcome.
100. King Crimson – Thrak – 1995
Artful, playful, dark and angular modern music from the kingpins of classic prog.
99. Fugazi – The Argument – 2001
The controlled fury of Fugazi’s classic hardcore attack meets the washed-out moody ambience of post-punk, with awesome results.
98. The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely – 2008
An instant, eclectic classic from can-do-no-wrong composer Jack White and Co.
97. Judas Priest – Unleashed In The East – 1979
The best live record of the 70’s, from one of metal’s all-time greatest innovators.
96. Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere – 1969
Young’s finest hour, this album is a repository for both his wildest studio jamming and some of his best songwriting ever.
95. Bruce Cockburn – Life Short Call Now – 2006
9 avr. 2008, 13h35m par ripplemusicI can't help it. I'm fascinated with madness.
And it seems that every decade has it own; some whacked out mad genius whose brain has been wiped clean by some grey-matter devastating tsunami. A victim of too many free rides on the acid express.
But it's not just loonies were talking about. The world is full of those. No, these mad souls have prodigious talent, mad geniuses of instrument, voice and melody, and they're so far left of center that the whole fricking see-saw is in free fall.
From the 2000's, it's Buckethead (unless you believe wearing a KFC bucket on your head and believing your parents are chickens is normal). The 90's had that wacky genius of bass, Les Claypool and the Primus funksters. The 80's had the master-fried druid, Julian Cope. And for the seventies, while a case could certainly be made for Arthur Lee and his band Love, I'll nominate the loony prog rock of guitarist Kim Mitchell and his creation, Max Webster.
11 sept. 2007, 5h55m par therabidwombatThe following is a list of my favorite artists, as well as, for no reason whatsoever other than comparitive purposes, how many songs I own by each of them.
Like bands have been grouped together (aka: bands that I like because of specific members). The 'original band' that 'caused me to like these groups is listed first in these cases.
In alphabetical order.
54-40 - 139 tracks, 9.3 hours of music.
Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts - 71 tracks, 5.2 hours of music.
Bob Geldof - 71 tracks, 5.1 hours of music.
The Boomtown Rats - 79 tracks, 5 hours of music
Kim Mitchell/Max Webster - 105 tracks, 7.6 hours of music
Luca Turilli - 32 tracks, 2.5 hours of music
Midnight Oil - 66 tracks, 4.7 hours of music
Odds/Stripper's Union/Northey Valenzuela/Craig Northey - 78 tracks, 4.8 hours of music
The Payola$/Rock And Hyde/Paul Hyde/Rockhead - 98 tracks, 6.6 hours of music
Pink Floyd - 136 tracks, 11.7 hours of music (some copies; I own both Echoes and Pulse as well as about 8 studio albums)
15 mars 2007, 15h37m par drmabuseuk
11 juin 2006, 18h10m par leodegrafBeing an "old man", I have few years behind me. The late 70's were my teenage years and Toronto saw a lot of good concerts then. 1980-1985 were the university years and a group of us saw a lot of concerts The big break between the mid 80's and mid 90's was caused by living in a small town away from the major centers. By 1995, we were living in Calgary and I gained a new concert buddy, my stepdaughter Becky, and I started seeing a lot of concerts again.
ELO Out of the Blue
Jerry Doucette Mama Let Him Play
Triumph Rock and Roll Machine
Pat Travers Crash and Burn
Rush Moving Pictures
Max Webster Universal Juveniles
The Tubes The Completion Backwards Principle
Joe Jackson Night and Day
Nash The Slash
Peter Gabriel Security
Saga Heads or Tails
The Tubes Outside Inside
Peter Gabriel So
7 jan. 2006, 5h20m par jmcnallyRheostatics (maybe 15 times since 1993 or so)
Spoon (every show they've ever played in Toronto, starting in 1998)
Queen (my first concert, in 1978. I was 13)
The Rolling Stones (2000, I think)
U2 (1985 and 1997)
The Kinks (1980, my second rock concert)
Pixies (1990, in a club)
Sigur Rós (2005, "like seeing God")
Cranberries (1999, with my girlfriend/now-wife)
Chris DeBurgh (1999, ditto - what did you think?!)
Teenage Head (1980-1981)
Lone Justice (1985, opening for U2)
Calexico (2005, with Iron and Wine)
Pernice Brothers (2005)
Iron And Wine (2005, with Calexico)
Apples in Stereo (2002-2003?)
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists (2003?)
The Starlight Mints (2003, with The Polyphonic Spree)
The Shins (2000-2001, opening for Modest Mouse)
Modest Mouse (2000-2001?)
764-HERO (2000-2001, opening for Modest Mouse)
Max Webster (1981)
Barenaked Ladies (1992 in a club, 2001 in California)
5 jan. 2006, 3h55m par jmcnallyBritt Daniel - Let The Distance Keep Us Together (2002, from HOME: Volume IV, split EP with Bright Eyes)
"It's so easy to say you don't care, it's so easy to say you don't need it"
I love the way Britt Daniel's songs are getting warmer and warmer. Spoon's early stuff is kind of angular and distant, but as he gets older, he seems to be embracing his audience in a new way. Spoon have a new album coming in May and I can't wait. Maybe they'll actually come back to my town.
Toots and The Maytals - Funky Kingston (1973, from Funky Kingston)
"All across America people keep on asking me for Funky Kingston, but I ain't got none"
Toots and his Maytals were part of the first wave of Jamaican ska music that broke in the 1960s. The amazing thing is that they are still touring as a band all these years later. This is just music that makes you want to dance.
Modest Mouse - Bury Me With It (2004, from Good News For People Who Love Bad News)
5 jan. 2006, 3h49m par jmcnallyChildren from Dublin's Inner City - Give Up Yer Aul Sins (c. 1962, from Give Up Yer Aul Sins): I discovered this wonderful part of my heritage a couple of years ago when an animated short film of the same title was nominated for an Academy Award. Recordings had been made many years ago of Dublin schoolchildren telling stories from the Bible. The only bad thing about this version (which is from a recent CD release) is the incredibly chirpy and annoying narrator.
Iggy Pop - I Got A Right (1973, from the sessions for Raw Power): A poor quality demo but somehow it works. I like the muddy sound and there's just nothing like Iggy's attitude married to the crunchy guitar of James Williamson.
Motorhead - Dirty Love (1979, from Golden Years): I have always liked Lemmy Kilminster and Motorhead. It's not that I'm a huge fan of "metal" but I could never buy this kind of music when it's sung by a falsetto-voiced preening shirtless poster boy. …