- Apr 8, 2018 at 11:46 pm #3529508
I could see working to this:Apr 9, 2018 at 3:02 am #3529535
’90s latelyApr 9, 2018 at 3:03 am #3529536
Edit oops already linkedTemple of the Dog.
Here’s a favorite from north of the borderApr 10, 2018 at 2:29 am #3529734
Here’s a Sam & Dave classic covered by Tommy CastroApr 11, 2018 at 2:00 am #3529907
Okay, if Kat wants to listen to some blues while she works, then it seems …. right, I guess, that she listen to some The Kat… :-)Apr 11, 2018 at 6:24 am #3529929
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Well, it’s not blues nor is it as obscure as all the music that these west coast hipsters are sharing, but it’s a really underrated, but pretty good song. (btw, I’m joking with the first part of the statement–I appreciated the various recommendations and I happen to like/respect all these west coast hipsters).Apr 11, 2018 at 3:10 pm #3529967
A little at a time here….
@doug that Kat was sweet :)
Still super busy but looking forward to listening to the music posted on this thread…Apr 16, 2018 at 10:09 pm #3530777
I prefer Pulitzer Prize winners http://www.pulitzer.org/prize-winners-by-category/225
And you all just thought I was listening to thug rap. I’m in better company than y’all thought.
“DAMN.,” by Kendrick Lamar
Mr. Lamar, a 30-year-old from Compton, Calif., is the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the prize for music — and certainly the first rapper. Mr. Lamar’s fourth LP topped the charts while tackling thorny personal and political issues, including race, faith and the burdens of commercial success. The Pulitzer board called it “a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life.”
There’s real life in this music.Apr 16, 2018 at 11:19 pm #3530800
Must be good stuff but this : “a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life.” is it’s own art ;)
Ps I could not find the song performed. Can you post a link?Apr 16, 2018 at 11:21 pm #3530802
This live performance is just wonderful. I bought all their albums and cannot wait for the show :)
Go forward to minute 9 or so …it’s where it actually startsApr 17, 2018 at 2:32 am #3530830
W I S N E R !BPL Member
So if you’re hooked on Tinariwen you should probably check out Bombino, also a Tuareg musician. Very similar, but different enough when you take in all of his work. I like his album Nomad quite a bit.
I was playing Tinariwen’s Elwan album in class last Friday for the first time this year and a ton of kids commented on it. They will all receive A’s on account of excellent musical taste.Apr 17, 2018 at 3:30 am #3530836Apr 17, 2018 at 5:18 am #3530852
Here’s something for the non skinny pants gluten filled taco crowdApr 17, 2018 at 1:08 pm #3530872Apr 17, 2018 at 2:34 pm #3530888
@kat That was a very nice way of saying “Your music sucks, Ben” Ha. You sure you’re not a southerner? No worries. All my friends my age feel the same way.Apr 17, 2018 at 3:25 pm #3530894
No it wasn’t but you, on the other hand, do. Why would southerners not like Lamar anyway.Apr 17, 2018 at 3:32 pm #3530895Apr 17, 2018 at 4:44 pm #3530905
@kat Ouch! The southern remark was not in reference to Kendrick but rather to your comment. Southerners have a way of saying something bad about something in a very indirect way that sounds almost nice on the surface. Your subsequent comment on me sucking clearly demonstrates that you are not southern though.;) All in good fun.Apr 17, 2018 at 5:09 pm #3530909
I don’t dislike Lamar. I may get into it some day but right now I can’t relate to it and that is ok.Apr 17, 2018 at 5:33 pm #3530917
Some behind the scenes stuff on the song. MJK (lead singer of Tool) was friends with comedian Bill Hicks, who apparently made some not so favorable comments in regards to California in his routine. Some of it is referenced in the song.
Tool’s guitarist is trained/educated in cinematography in some way shape or form and has contributed quite a bit to Tool’s videos. They are all a bit dark and strange in that regard. I’ve always liked HR Giger and Hellwein’s work, and Tool’s videos always were of a similar theme (dark and twisted) which always really appealed to me.
Tool without a doubt has the best stage show I’ve ever seen, this includes comparing it to Roger Waters, The Wall (still hoping for a Pink Floyd concert before I die).Apr 17, 2018 at 6:14 pm #3530928
I used to be a huge Floyd fan and have been to their shows. They were good, but looking back, they are not near the top of my favorite shows I’ve seen since then. Everything was big, but it seemed far removed – maybe even cold. I can’t imagine seeing Floyd now; those guys have to have slowed down a bit. Come to think of it, they were never a high energy band.Apr 17, 2018 at 6:31 pm #3530932
I really enjoy Floyd and would love to see them regardless of the stage show.
Peter Gabriel is another one who is a nice mix of great music and a highly entertaining stage show.
But even bands like Pearl Jam are selling out on tickets in mere minutes and it’s a real hassle to get your hands on one without paying a dummy tax on the re sale sites.
Back to the OP…
Soundgarden has been getting a lot of play time lately. It’s been fun revisiting albums from my youth and I’m glad I was in my early 20s when “Grunge” hit Seattle in the early ‘90s. Looking back on it, there were several bands that were anything but Grunge (AIC, Soundgarden, and others) that got lumped in with that genre so in hindsight, with the exception of Nirvana, Mudhoney, The Melvins, it was really just a great rock and roll Seattle music scene than anything else and a welcome step up from some of the glam rock and its ilk from the ‘80s (aaand I totally owned some Cinderella, Poison, Crue albums). It was an exciting time for music and there hasn’t been anything else in Rock and Roll since then which compares remotely.
Listening to Bad Motorfinger the other day and really appreciated how well this album has aged. It’s a real tragedy Chris’ voice will never haunt the stage again.
Looking California and Feeling Minnesota.Apr 17, 2018 at 6:48 pm #3530934
I loved Floyd back in the day too. These 80s-90s bands used to play to crowds of cash-strapped teens and early 20 year olds. They know their fans are now middle-aged, want to try to relive a little youth, and are flush with cash. You can expect to pay big bucks now to go see the oldies.Apr 17, 2018 at 7:47 pm #3530953
W I S N E R !BPL Member
I was very angry and destructive in the early 90s. Slayer helped fuel that.
Best scream in heavy metal history at 2:14.Apr 18, 2018 at 3:13 am #3531082
Well played Craig. There’s something about Slayer’s lack of melody and sheer aggression that I just admire
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