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1 The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico
One would be hard pressed to name a rock album whose influence has been as broad and pervasive as The Velvet Underground and Nico. While it reportedly took over a decade for the album's sales to crack six figures, glam, punk, new wave, goth, noise, and nearly every other left-of-center rock movement owes an audible debt to this set. While The Velvet Underground had as distinctive a sound as any band, what's most surprising about this album is its diversity. Here, the Velvets dipped their toes into dreamy pop ("Sunday Morning"), tough garage rock ("Waiting For The Man"), stripped-down R&B ("There She Goes Again"), and understated love songs ("I'll Be Your Mirror") when they weren't busy creating sounds without pop precedent. …
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Nov 3 2008, 22:52 di LlorenzaBob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
I know some people who are not really that fond of Bob Dylan: "It all sounds a bit the same". Actually, thinking about his earlier work, I can't blame them. If you use his albums as background music without paying attention to the lyrics, his music tends to sound indeed a bit the same. So yes, there you have a great lyricist, but you have to make some effort to listen to his music and get the beauty of it. Not every song needs a striking melody (and sometimes gains its quality from the lack of it), but it helps to make the listening process easier.
Enter Highway 61 Revisited. Bob Dylan saw the Byrds' version of his Mr. Tambourine Man reach the number 1 position in the pop charts and he probably thought: Hell, I can do that a lot better. So, he plugged his guitar into an amplifier at the Newport Folk Festival, caused a small revolution, was called Judas and boo-ed out by the audience. You can't blame those folkies of course: they…
Ott 5 2007, 17:37 di koemerhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZGseissqX8
All Along the Watchtower - Eddie Vedder and The Million Dollar Bashers
As I Went out One Morning - Mira Billotte
Ballad of a Thin Man - Stephen Malkmus and The Million Dollar Bashers
Billy 1 - Los Lobos
Can You Please Crawl out Your Window? - The Hold Steady
Can't Leave Her Behind - Stephen Malkmus and Lee Ranaldo
Cold Irons Bound - Tom Verlaine and The Million Dollar Bashers
Dark Eyes - Iron & Wine and Calexico
Fourth Time Around - Yo La Tengo
Goin' to Acapulco - Jim James and Calexico
Highway 61 Revisited - Karen O and The Million Dollar Bashers
I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine - John Doe
I Wanna Be Your Lover - Yo La Tengo
I'm Not There - Bob Dylan
I'm Not There - Sonic Youth
Just Like a Woman - Charlotte Gainsbourg and Calexico
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues - Ramblin' Jack Elliot
Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Antony & the Johnsons
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll - Mason Jennings
Lug 6 2007, 3:41 di Daisy5679If you are already a bobcat, then you have heard these. This is for the "greatest hits" fan, looking to delve deeper.
Black Diamond Bay
Great narrative. Every song on Desire has a tropical feel to it. Emmylou Harris does a nice job with backing vocals.
In the middle of a breakup or looking to get out? Well, then this song is for you. I'm a sucker for pessimistic songs. And if you can't stand Dylan's current voice, The White Stripes do a nice cover of this.
Lay Down Your Weary Tune
How this song was rejected for The Times They Are A-Changin' is beyond me. It's simply beautiful and hymn like. It was releasd on Biograph, which is greatest hits/live/rarities album.
A song about hypocrisy. At least I think that is what it's about. And it contains my favorite Dylan line:
Now the medicine man comes and he shuffles inside
He walks with a swagger and he says to the bride
"Stop all this weeping, swallow your pride
You will not die, it's not poison"
Giu 9 2007, 22:44 di tokengingerHave been getting into Bob Dylan and Punk simultaneously, which is interesting, and strangely satisfying to have the glorious shouty mess of 'Blitzreig Pop' and the rambling narrative of 'Tombstone Blues' as bedfellows in the same playlist.
Plus, because I know precisely bugger all about both, I'm just sporadically listening to random songs, not knowng whether they are classic gems, or just god-awful offcuts (don't worry, I know enough to steer clear of BBob Dylan's '80's era')
There are quite a lot of comparisons between the two - like most punk singers couldn't actually sing - neither can Dylan (OK, he can sing better than me, but a cat being castrated has more tune than I could ever have), both have left behind very strong political messages, and both looked ridiculous in the cold light of day that was the 80's.
So, who has left behind a more prolific body of work - one man or an entire genre? I couldn't possibly say - I don't even own a Bob Dylan cd!
Dic 22 2006, 17:39 di yourenotsosceneSo I took it upon myself... while in immense boredom, to search through my music library for some good colorful songs. Here's what I came up with... you should add to this list with anything I've missed, just so I have some new stuff to download. (By the way I'm starting with my favorite colors and moving on from there.)
Geek In The Pink
In Love With the 80's (Pink Tux to the Prom)
Pink & Black
Back in Black
Little Black Heart
The Deepest Blues Are Black
Black Horse and the Cherry Tree
Best Wishes To You Black Lung
Black Man's Struggle (Skit)
Black and White People
Welcome to the Black Parade
Black Heart Valentine
Black Hole Sun
South of Blackford
Up Against (Blackout)
Blood Clots And Black Holes
Jet Black New Year
A Boy Brushed Red Living In Black And White
Dic 10 2006, 8:45 di oldhallI think 'personal experience' plays a big part in my enjoyment of these- that is, they remind me of a certain time & place in my life. Hence the emphasis on Infidels. And the Basement Tapes.
Time Passes Slowly
Clothsline Saga (Answer To Ode)
I and I
Call Letter Blues
Orange Juice Blues (Blues For Breakfast)
Cold Irons Bound
Bonnie Ship the Diamond
Watching the River Flow
Don't Fall Apart on Me Tonight
Highwater (For Charley Patton)Bob Dylan
Mar 2 2006, 1:52 di heaventree22my highway mix! the aural counterpart to ACKthehack's more introspective road mix. for mine, i went almost strictly on feel and mood. i wanted it to be like you snuck out in your car with three or less people that you really love, and you're basically kicking your lives' asses as you careen down the big 4-lanes.
so yeah, all these songs (except one or two) are songs i've celebrated in the past on the highway with people i've found beautiful.
also, i suppose you could say theoretically it's supposed to last exactly one night. but itunes tells me it's only 76 minutes.
2.) Never Let Me Down Again
3.) Zoo Station
4.) Dirty Boots
5.) I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
6.) Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely
7.) Slash N' Burn
8.) Raised on Robbery
9.) Tombstone Blues
10.) Treatment Bound
12.) Carnival of Sorts (Box Cars)
15.) Open All Night
16.) I Melt with You
17.) Ex Lion Tamer
18.) Trigger Cut/Wounded Kite at :17