The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by matedog » 11 Feb 2019, 7:07pm

Caribbean Queen has a remarkably mediocre verse relative to the chorus.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by Heston » 11 Feb 2019, 7:11pm

matedog wrote:
11 Feb 2019, 7:07pm
Caribbean Queen has a remarkably mediocre verse relative to the chorus.
Really? I think it's an adequately catchy verse in a rather ordinary song.

If we're talking great BO, it has to be "Red Light Spells Danger", super tune and insanely great vocal.
I just polished off some Low Country shrimp & grits and a mess of collards. That's a hell of a strain on the arm.

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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by Marky Dread » 11 Feb 2019, 7:43pm

Heston wrote:
11 Feb 2019, 7:11pm
matedog wrote:
11 Feb 2019, 7:07pm
Caribbean Queen has a remarkably mediocre verse relative to the chorus.
Really? I think it's an adequately catchy verse in a rather ordinary song.

If we're talking great BO, it has to be "Red Light Spells Danger", super tune and insanely great vocal.
I love that tune and it's the best thing he has ever done. It has the feel of a much earlier 60s motown tune. Utterly brilliant.
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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by Heston » 11 Feb 2019, 8:00pm

Marky Dread wrote:
11 Feb 2019, 7:43pm
Heston wrote:
11 Feb 2019, 7:11pm
matedog wrote:
11 Feb 2019, 7:07pm
Caribbean Queen has a remarkably mediocre verse relative to the chorus.
Really? I think it's an adequately catchy verse in a rather ordinary song.

If we're talking great BO, it has to be "Red Light Spells Danger", super tune and insanely great vocal.
I love that tune and it's the best thing he has ever done. It has the feel of a much earlier 60s motown tune. Utterly brilliant.
I love the "phasing" on the vocals, sounds great with headphones. And correct about the Motown thing. I've seen Billy getting short shrift on here but that is a top notch tune in every department.
I just polished off some Low Country shrimp & grits and a mess of collards. That's a hell of a strain on the arm.

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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by Marky Dread » 11 Feb 2019, 8:03pm

Heston wrote:
11 Feb 2019, 8:00pm
Marky Dread wrote:
11 Feb 2019, 7:43pm
Heston wrote:
11 Feb 2019, 7:11pm
matedog wrote:
11 Feb 2019, 7:07pm
Caribbean Queen has a remarkably mediocre verse relative to the chorus.
Really? I think it's an adequately catchy verse in a rather ordinary song.

If we're talking great BO, it has to be "Red Light Spells Danger", super tune and insanely great vocal.
I love that tune and it's the best thing he has ever done. It has the feel of a much earlier 60s motown tune. Utterly brilliant.
I love the "phasing" on the vocals, sounds great with headphones. And correct about the Motown thing. I've seen Billy getting short shrift on here but that is a top notch tune in every department.
Can't fault that track it's all killer!
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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by matedog » 12 Feb 2019, 11:24am

Heston wrote:
11 Feb 2019, 7:11pm
If we're talking great BO, it has to be "Red Light Spells Danger", super tune and insanely great vocal.
Don't think I had heard this before. Good stuff.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by revbob » 12 Feb 2019, 12:59pm

The local classic rawk station just played Crazy Train followed by some crappy Phil Collins song (are there any other kind?) and I thought DJ Heston's in the House!

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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by Heston » 12 Feb 2019, 1:08pm

revbob wrote:
12 Feb 2019, 12:59pm
The local classic rawk station just played Crazy Train followed by some crappy Phil Collins song (are there any other kind?) and I thought DJ Heston's in the House!
Surely you can't be denying Crazy Train?
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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by Marky Dread » 12 Feb 2019, 1:44pm

revbob wrote:
12 Feb 2019, 12:59pm
The local classic rawk station just played Crazy Train followed by some crappy Phil Collins song (are there any other kind?) and I thought DJ Heston's in the House!
There's your problem right there. You can touch that dial. ;)
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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by revbob » 12 Feb 2019, 4:49pm

Heston wrote:
12 Feb 2019, 1:08pm
revbob wrote:
12 Feb 2019, 12:59pm
The local classic rawk station just played Crazy Train followed by some crappy Phil Collins song (are there any other kind?) and I thought DJ Heston's in the House!
Surely you can't be denying Crazy Train?
No but to follow it up with such a crap SRP song, WTF. Although commercial stations in this country are all auto programmed so the DJ has little to no input.

As an old Sabbath fan who felt let down by Never Say Die I was pretty excited by the first Ozzy album. I remember hearing an early demo, I think of Crazy Train and another song on the radio probably a year before the album came out and being pretty excited.

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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by Heston » 12 Feb 2019, 8:27pm

revbob wrote:
12 Feb 2019, 4:49pm
Heston wrote:
12 Feb 2019, 1:08pm
revbob wrote:
12 Feb 2019, 12:59pm
The local classic rawk station just played Crazy Train followed by some crappy Phil Collins song (are there any other kind?) and I thought DJ Heston's in the House!
Surely you can't be denying Crazy Train?
No but to follow it up with such a crap SRP song, WTF. Although commercial stations in this country are all auto programmed so the DJ has little to no input.

As an old Sabbath fan who felt let down by Never Say Die I was pretty excited by the first Ozzy album. I remember hearing an early demo, I think of Crazy Train and another song on the radio probably a year before the album came out and being pretty excited.
I got the train up to Newcastle to see him on the tour for the first album but it was sold out, I remember being really disappointed as I expected there to be tickets on the door.
I just polished off some Low Country shrimp & grits and a mess of collards. That's a hell of a strain on the arm.

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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by matedog » 13 Feb 2019, 4:21pm

Is it a wrong opinion to very much enjoy the Bono/Edge penned Roy Orbison tune "She's a Mystery to Me"? Of the comeback hits, I think it's a bit less of a rehash than "You Got It."
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by Heston » 13 Feb 2019, 4:28pm

matedog wrote:
13 Feb 2019, 4:21pm
Is it a wrong opinion to very much enjoy the Bono/Edge penned Roy Orbison tune "She's a Mystery to Me"? Of the comeback hits, I think it's a bit less of a rehash than "You Got It."
Now I love "You Got It", it has one of those orgasmic vocal parts after the "do do do do do" bits.

Mystery is a bit plodding in comparison.
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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by Silent Majority » 13 Feb 2019, 4:58pm

Heston wrote:
13 Feb 2019, 4:28pm
matedog wrote:
13 Feb 2019, 4:21pm
Is it a wrong opinion to very much enjoy the Bono/Edge penned Roy Orbison tune "She's a Mystery to Me"? Of the comeback hits, I think it's a bit less of a rehash than "You Got It."
Now I love "You Got It", it has one of those orgasmic vocal parts after the "do do do do do" bits.

Mystery is a bit plodding in comparison.
I agree, You Got It is a classic.
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Re: The Mighty Musical Observations Thread

Post by Marky Dread » 13 Feb 2019, 10:35pm

matedog wrote:
13 Feb 2019, 4:21pm
Is it a wrong opinion to very much enjoy the Bono/Edge penned Roy Orbison tune "She's a Mystery to Me"? Of the comeback hits, I think it's a bit less of a rehash than "You Got It."
I dig both.
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