Red Angel Dragnet appreciation thread

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Red Angel Dragnet appreciation thread

Post by Inder » 08 Apr 2019, 2:49am

Great song.

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Re: Red Angel Dragnet appreciation thread

Post by Heston » 08 Apr 2019, 4:18am

Drinking this early?
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Post by BitterTom » 08 Apr 2019, 5:14am

Must be stronger than drink.

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 08 Apr 2019, 6:25am

Against all sense, I really dig it. I understand why it's mocked and dismissed, but it possesses a goofy appeal.
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Post by laxman » 08 Apr 2019, 7:13am



Seems appropriate to listen to the Ranking Roger version.

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Post by WestwayKid » 08 Apr 2019, 8:14am

It is a good song. Paul's dubbed out bass, Topper's one drop rhythm. Paul's delivery is so off kilter, but strangely charming. Toss in Kosmo's Travis Bickle and Joe/Mick's somewhat sloppy backing vocals and you've got a really fun, goofy, weird song. I think the music is a great match for the dark, dingy tale of crime and justice that Paul sings about. You can almost feel yourself moving through NYC at night on the grimy subway - shadowy figures appearing and disappearing. An underrated track.
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Post by BitterTom » 08 Apr 2019, 8:40am

Anyone who puts this song over the majority of CtC are just wrong, sorry.

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Re: Red Angel Dragnet appreciation thread

Post by Wolter » 08 Apr 2019, 8:52am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Apr 2019, 6:25am
Against all sense, I really dig it. I understand why it's mocked and dismissed, but it possesses a goofy appeal.
Right. It’s terrible song that I like anyway.
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Post by Inder » 09 Apr 2019, 4:07am

I think it would have benefited from a spacier/dubbier mix than the CR version. That Ranking Roger version rules. Fab tone poem thing.

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Re: Red Angel Dragnet appreciation thread

Post by BitterTom » 09 Apr 2019, 4:26am

Inder wrote:
09 Apr 2019, 4:07am
I think it would have benefited from a spacier/dubbier mix than the CR version.
Or just Joe's vocals.

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Re: Red Angel Dragnet appreciation thread

Post by Kory » 10 Apr 2019, 12:42am

The music bed, at least, is outstanding. One of the songs I show to any drummer I'm about to work with about the kind of drumming I like.
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Post by matedog » 10 Apr 2019, 10:00am

Kory wrote:
10 Apr 2019, 12:42am
The music bed, at least, is outstanding. One of the songs I show to any drummer I'm about to work with about the kind of drumming I like.
Topper is great on it. I remember a Terry interview where he said that song was too hard for him to learn. Too bad everything else on it is a clusterfuck.
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Post by Inder » 10 Apr 2019, 10:02am

matedog wrote:
10 Apr 2019, 10:00am
Kory wrote:
10 Apr 2019, 12:42am
The music bed, at least, is outstanding. One of the songs I show to any drummer I'm about to work with about the kind of drumming I like.
Topper is great on it. I remember a Terry interview where he said that song was too hard for him to learn. Too bad everything else on it is a clusterfuck.
The instrumentation and arrangement are pretty great as well.

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Re: Red Angel Dragnet appreciation thread

Post by matedog » 10 Apr 2019, 10:06am

Inder wrote:
10 Apr 2019, 10:02am
matedog wrote:
10 Apr 2019, 10:00am
Kory wrote:
10 Apr 2019, 12:42am
The music bed, at least, is outstanding. One of the songs I show to any drummer I'm about to work with about the kind of drumming I like.
Topper is great on it. I remember a Terry interview where he said that song was too hard for him to learn. Too bad everything else on it is a clusterfuck.
The instrumentation and arrangement are pretty great as well.
Okay, all the vocals are god awful except Joe/Mick's little backing vocals.
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: Red Angel Dragnet appreciation thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 10 Apr 2019, 10:09am

matedog wrote:
10 Apr 2019, 10:06am
Inder wrote:
10 Apr 2019, 10:02am
matedog wrote:
10 Apr 2019, 10:00am
Kory wrote:
10 Apr 2019, 12:42am
The music bed, at least, is outstanding. One of the songs I show to any drummer I'm about to work with about the kind of drumming I like.
Topper is great on it. I remember a Terry interview where he said that song was too hard for him to learn. Too bad everything else on it is a clusterfuck.
The instrumentation and arrangement are pretty great as well.
Okay, all the vocals are god awful except Joe/Mick's little backing vocals.
I quite enjoy Paul's struggling-to-pass-his-ESL-final-exam approach.
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