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Re: What Are you Listening to Right Now?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 12 Mar 2019, 6:03pm

Kory wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 5:53pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 5:50pm
Kory wrote:
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I finally got bitten hard by Wish after years of not caring much for it (probably the result of it living in the shadow of the previous stuff), but it got me thinking that I should reassess the other four albums that come after Disintegration that I also haven't really dug much. I'm digging this much more than my last few listens from a couple years ago. I like the Sandinista-esque genre experiments.
I've tried the albums after Wish and they do absolutely nothing for me. I'm fine with pretending that Smith died in a hairspray explosion right after Wish.
I used to think that too, I'll report back—about to start Bloodflowers now.
My recollection is that Bloodflowers sounded almost like satire of mopey goth music, right down to the album title.
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Re: What Are you Listening to Right Now?

Post by Kory » 12 Mar 2019, 6:09pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 6:03pm
Kory wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 5:53pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 5:50pm
Kory wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 3:56pm
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I finally got bitten hard by Wish after years of not caring much for it (probably the result of it living in the shadow of the previous stuff), but it got me thinking that I should reassess the other four albums that come after Disintegration that I also haven't really dug much. I'm digging this much more than my last few listens from a couple years ago. I like the Sandinista-esque genre experiments.
I've tried the albums after Wish and they do absolutely nothing for me. I'm fine with pretending that Smith died in a hairspray explosion right after Wish.
I used to think that too, I'll report back—about to start Bloodflowers now.
My recollection is that Bloodflowers sounded almost like satire of mopey goth music, right down to the album title.
I think he felt like he had to create a trilogy out of Pornography and Disintegration, so it's like he wanted the concept without having the material for it. To me, the trilogy is 17/Faith/Porn.
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Re: What Are you Listening to Right Now?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 12 Mar 2019, 6:16pm

Kory wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 6:09pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 6:03pm
Kory wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 5:53pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 5:50pm
Kory wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 3:56pm
Image

I finally got bitten hard by Wish after years of not caring much for it (probably the result of it living in the shadow of the previous stuff), but it got me thinking that I should reassess the other four albums that come after Disintegration that I also haven't really dug much. I'm digging this much more than my last few listens from a couple years ago. I like the Sandinista-esque genre experiments.
I've tried the albums after Wish and they do absolutely nothing for me. I'm fine with pretending that Smith died in a hairspray explosion right after Wish.
I used to think that too, I'll report back—about to start Bloodflowers now.
My recollection is that Bloodflowers sounded almost like satire of mopey goth music, right down to the album title.
I think he felt like he had to create a trilogy out of Pornography and Disintegration, so it's like he wanted the concept without having the material for it. To me, the trilogy is 17/Faith/Porn.
Agreed on both counts. After Pornography, it was like he got that shit out of his system. I don't even find Disintegration as gloomy as Seventeen Seconds or Faith.
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Re: What Are you Listening to Right Now?

Post by WestwayKid » 13 Mar 2019, 10:10am

Marky Dread wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 4:07pm
WestwayKid wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 3:08pm
Marky Dread wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 1:39pm
WestwayKid wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 1:34pm
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Bryan Ferry put out some great music in the 80's. This is my 1st "deep dive" into that part of his catalog - but I'm digging it. If you throw in Roxy's Avalon from 1982 - it's a good run.
I've not heard the two solo albums but Avalon is great.
They're very much in the same vein as Avalon.
I will check them out at some point but I've a lot of other stuff to get through first. But thanks for the mention of them.
Here's one of the highlights for you to sample. He gets a bit of help from one of my all time fave guitarists on this one!

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Re: What Are you Listening to Right Now?

Post by WestwayKid » 13 Mar 2019, 10:20am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 6:16pm
Kory wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 6:09pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 6:03pm
Kory wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 5:53pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 5:50pm


I've tried the albums after Wish and they do absolutely nothing for me. I'm fine with pretending that Smith died in a hairspray explosion right after Wish.
I used to think that too, I'll report back—about to start Bloodflowers now.
My recollection is that Bloodflowers sounded almost like satire of mopey goth music, right down to the album title.
I think he felt like he had to create a trilogy out of Pornography and Disintegration, so it's like he wanted the concept without having the material for it. To me, the trilogy is 17/Faith/Porn.
Agreed on both counts. After Pornography, it was like he got that shit out of his system. I don't even find Disintegration as gloomy as Seventeen Seconds or Faith.
I think the difference between Disintegration and an album like Pornography is that Smith sounds like he's off the rails on Pornography. It's endless gloom that permeates with a feeling of just pure hopelessness that I don't know if I've ever heard/felt since. There's that live version of the track "Faith" where he literally sounds like he's coming apart. Disintegration is gloomy. It's a dark album, but it feels more controlled. I still think it's an incredible record, but it isn't as "frightening" as an album like Faith or Pornography.

In regards to their post-Wish albums, there are some good moments - but they've struggled to sustain those moments over the course of a full record. I like a lot of Wild Mood Swings, but there are a handful of tracks that just don't do anything for me. I do agree that Bloodflowers too often sounds like Cure-by-numbers - but the formula is good enough that it is still an enjoyable listen. I do think that both The Cure and 4:13 Dream get overlooked. They're not classics - not even close - but they're solid enough late-career works that are not an embarrassment. It does, however, feel like breaking any sort of new musical ground is no longer part of the plan.
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Re: What Are you Listening to Right Now?

Post by Marky Dread » 13 Mar 2019, 10:22am

WestwayKid wrote:
13 Mar 2019, 10:10am
Marky Dread wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 4:07pm
WestwayKid wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 3:08pm
Marky Dread wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 1:39pm
WestwayKid wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 1:34pm
R-2423163-1289666548.jpeg.jpgBoys_and_Girls_Cover.jpg

Bryan Ferry put out some great music in the 80's. This is my 1st "deep dive" into that part of his catalog - but I'm digging it. If you throw in Roxy's Avalon from 1982 - it's a good run.
I've not heard the two solo albums but Avalon is great.
They're very much in the same vein as Avalon.
I will check them out at some point but I've a lot of other stuff to get through first. But thanks for the mention of them.
Here's one of the highlights for you to sample. He gets a bit of help from one of my all time fave guitarists on this one!

Oh I've heard that single just not the album. I know Marr plays on it.
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Re: What Are you Listening to Right Now?

Post by coffeepotman » 13 Mar 2019, 10:25am

This is punk as fuck

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Re: What Are you Listening to Right Now?

Post by WestwayKid » 13 Mar 2019, 10:44am

coffeepotman wrote:
13 Mar 2019, 10:25am
This is punk as fuck
Not according to Marky Ramone ;)
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Re: What Are you Listening to Right Now?

Post by coffeepotman » 13 Mar 2019, 10:46am

Yeah, he needs to get his wig tightened

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Re: What Are you Listening to Right Now?

Post by Flex » 13 Mar 2019, 10:47am

This popped into my head this morning. A fave Rancid song for sure:
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Re: What Are you Listening to Right Now?

Post by Low Down Low » 13 Mar 2019, 11:03am

WestwayKid wrote:
13 Mar 2019, 10:10am
Marky Dread wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 4:07pm
WestwayKid wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 3:08pm
Marky Dread wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 1:39pm
WestwayKid wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 1:34pm
R-2423163-1289666548.jpeg.jpgBoys_and_Girls_Cover.jpg

Bryan Ferry put out some great music in the 80's. This is my 1st "deep dive" into that part of his catalog - but I'm digging it. If you throw in Roxy's Avalon from 1982 - it's a good run.
I've not heard the two solo albums but Avalon is great.
They're very much in the same vein as Avalon.
I will check them out at some point but I've a lot of other stuff to get through first. But thanks for the mention of them.
Here's one of the highlights for you to sample. He gets a bit of help from one of my all time fave guitarists on this one!

Flesh & Blood never seems to get much love when it comes to RM but it’s my favourite of theirs. Never realised Ferry had so many solo albums, not listened to very much of it.

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Re: What Are you Listening to Right Now?

Post by Marky Dread » 13 Mar 2019, 11:10am

coffeepotman wrote:
13 Mar 2019, 10:46am
Yeah, he needs to get his wig tightened
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Re: What Are you Listening to Right Now?

Post by WestwayKid » 13 Mar 2019, 11:25am

Low Down Low wrote:
13 Mar 2019, 11:03am
WestwayKid wrote:
13 Mar 2019, 10:10am
Marky Dread wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 4:07pm
WestwayKid wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 3:08pm
Marky Dread wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 1:39pm


I've not heard the two solo albums but Avalon is great.
They're very much in the same vein as Avalon.
I will check them out at some point but I've a lot of other stuff to get through first. But thanks for the mention of them.
Here's one of the highlights for you to sample. He gets a bit of help from one of my all time fave guitarists on this one!

Flesh & Blood never seems to get much love when it comes to RM but it’s my favourite of theirs. Never realised Ferry had so many solo albums, not listened to very much of it.
It's really a consistently good discography. I didn't get into Bryan Ferry solo until long after I'd gotten into RM - but was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed his solo work.
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Re: What Are you Listening to Right Now?

Post by Low Down Low » 13 Mar 2019, 12:12pm

WestwayKid wrote:
13 Mar 2019, 11:25am
Low Down Low wrote:
13 Mar 2019, 11:03am
WestwayKid wrote:
13 Mar 2019, 10:10am
Marky Dread wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 4:07pm
WestwayKid wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 3:08pm


They're very much in the same vein as Avalon.
I will check them out at some point but I've a lot of other stuff to get through first. But thanks for the mention of them.
Here's one of the highlights for you to sample. He gets a bit of help from one of my all time fave guitarists on this one!

Flesh & Blood never seems to get much love when it comes to RM but it’s my favourite of theirs. Never realised Ferry had so many solo albums, not listened to very much of it.
It's really a consistently good discography. I didn't get into Bryan Ferry solo until long after I'd gotten into RM - but was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed his solo work.
Looking at the discography between RM and solo he released 12 albums between 1972 and 1980. That’s seriously prolific by any standard. Definitely curious to check some of it out. Did hear an updated orchestral version of Dance Away recently that was kind of interesting, from one of the recent albums I’m guessing.

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Re: What Are you Listening to Right Now?

Post by WestwayKid » 13 Mar 2019, 12:17pm

Low Down Low wrote:
13 Mar 2019, 12:12pm
WestwayKid wrote:
13 Mar 2019, 11:25am
Low Down Low wrote:
13 Mar 2019, 11:03am
WestwayKid wrote:
13 Mar 2019, 10:10am
Marky Dread wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 4:07pm


I will check them out at some point but I've a lot of other stuff to get through first. But thanks for the mention of them.
Here's one of the highlights for you to sample. He gets a bit of help from one of my all time fave guitarists on this one!

Flesh & Blood never seems to get much love when it comes to RM but it’s my favourite of theirs. Never realised Ferry had so many solo albums, not listened to very much of it.
It's really a consistently good discography. I didn't get into Bryan Ferry solo until long after I'd gotten into RM - but was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed his solo work.
Looking at the discography between RM and solo he released 12 albums between 1972 and 1980. That’s seriously prolific by any standard. Definitely curious to check some of it out. Did hear an updated orchestral version of Dance Away recently that was kind of interesting, from one of the recent albums I’m guessing.
That's from Bitter-Sweet - which was released late last year. It's a bunch of remakes of some of his older solo and RM songs. It's good.
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