WWK’s Work Day Music Challenge

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Heston wrote:
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Just finished There Are But Four Small Faces. It's a fantastic collection of songs, obviously augmented by the inclusion of 3 of their greatest singles. It's an interesting mix of songs from the relatively quiet to the very loud. I tend to prefer the more muscular tracks. Talk to You is a favorite. Marriott's guitar riff is perfection and I like McLagan's little piano bit. Tell Me (Have You Ever Seen Me) is another great track. Man, Steve Marriott just might have been the best lead vocalist ever. Great slow build on I'm Only Dreaming. The goofy backing vocals on I Feel Much Better have always been a little off putting for me, but Ronnie Lane plays a great fuzz bass on this one and it also showcases how good of a drummer Kenney Jones was/is. The opening of Tin Soldier is one of my fave of all time. I love how they slowly layer the instruments until Marriott's shout of "come on" and then it's really gets going until they pull it back slightly for his delivery of the first verse. The Small Faces are another criminally underappreciated British band (especially in the US).
I've been saying this for years about Steve's voice. He had everything. Even Robert Plant doffed his cap to him as the best ever British vocalist.

Tin Soldier is one of those songs which is just sent down from heaven fully formed.
I never much cared for Plant's vocals.

I think he served as a good front man though.
Well I think you know how I feel about Led Zep. Never cared for them or Plant at all.
I do and what little I cared for them dried up ages ago. I can still listen to a few songs if they come on the radio but not many.

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Not a Zep or Plant fan ever, but i did quite like that album he did with Alison Krauss, or as much as i heard of it.

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One of the most cringeworthy attempts at being clever comes from a Robert Plant album (don't ask me what; it was my roommate's): "You were pumping iron but I was pumping irony."
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
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One of the most cringeworthy attempts at being clever comes from a Robert Plant album (don't ask me what; it was my roommate's): "You were pumping iron but I was pumping irony."
Dear me, that's awful.
There's a tiny, tiny hopeful part of me that says you guys are running a Kaufmanesque long con on the board

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
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One of the most cringeworthy attempts at being clever comes from a Robert Plant album (don't ask me what; it was my roommate's): "You were pumping iron but I was pumping irony."
His solo stuff from the 80s/90s was dreadful.

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Plant's sort of interesting. I used to hate his vox with Zep like a good punk, but now I think they're fine. His 80s/90s stuff was pretty dreaful as revbob says, but post those collaboration albums in the 90s with Jimmy Page (which also weren't all that great) he got really, really good. Dreamland was the first album that featured a core band that I think he's largely stuck with through subsequent albums and they put together a really good, moody world-psych-folk sound that's a natural extension of Zep's less turned up to 11 moments. I saw him live a few years ago and he was great. I like his voice a lot more now, too.
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Plant's sort of interesting. I used to hate his vox with Zep like a good punk, but now I think they're fine. His 80s/90s stuff was pretty dreaful as revbob says, but post those collaboration albums in the 90s with Jimmy Page (which also weren't all that great) he got really, really good. Dreamland was the first album that featured a core band that I think he's largely stuck with through subsequent albums and they put together a really good, moody world-psych-folk sound that's a natural extension of Zep's less turned up to 11 moments. I saw him live a few years ago and he was great. I like his voice a lot more now, too.
I could see where aging would do his voice some good.

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Not relevant but was in the car yesterday snd Smoke On The Water come on the radio. I haven’t heard it in years ( as I avoid heavy metal whenever possible) but I was surprised how ‘I heavy’ it sounds compared to other songs you hear now. It did not sound out of place on daytime radio put it that way.

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Not relevant but was in the car yesterday snd Smoke On The Water come on the radio. I haven’t heard it in years ( as I avoid heavy metal whenever possible) but I was surprised how ‘I heavy’ it sounds compared to other songs you hear now. It did not sound out of place on daytime radio put it that way.
Heaviness wise, it really isn't that harder than the Beatles.
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Silent Majority wrote:
07 Aug 2020, 11:15am
101Walterton wrote:
24 Jul 2020, 6:05pm
Not relevant but was in the car yesterday snd Smoke On The Water come on the radio. I haven’t heard it in years ( as I avoid heavy metal whenever possible) but I was surprised how ‘I heavy’ it sounds compared to other songs you hear now. It did not sound out of place on daytime radio put it that way.
Heaviness wise, it really isn't that harder than the Beatles.
It’s about the same level of “Heavy” as, well “She’s So Heavy.”
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