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Re: Artists you've always meant to give a listen but have never got round to
« Reply #60 on: January 27, 2019, 10:36:43 PM »
I have just dipped my toe into the world of Steely Dan via the double CD 'Showbiz Kids' compilation - prompted by watching (and loving) the 'Yacht Rock' series from a few years back.

Enjoying some parts of it thus far, may take a few weeks/months to decide whether I've got enough or want to dabble in the albums proper. But I'm getting on with far more than another such "meant to check out for 20 years" experiment that I did with Tindersticks.

Re: Artists you've always meant to give a listen but have never got round to
« Reply #61 on: January 29, 2019, 03:32:54 PM »
In On The Killtaker or Red Medicine for Fugazi.


I'd suggest starting with 'Fugazi' the first EP - don't listen to the 13 songs amalgamtion, then onto 'Repeater' then back to 'In on the killtaker'.  Wedge a listen to Soulside 'Soon Come happy' twixt Repeater and In on.. if you're feeling fruity.

Re: Artists you've always meant to give a listen but have never got round to
« Reply #62 on: January 29, 2019, 03:34:06 PM »

I;d like to give ELO a good go but i;m not sure exactly where to start. And the same goes for Mastadon.

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Re: Artists you've always meant to give a listen but have never got round to
« Reply #63 on: January 29, 2019, 04:20:13 PM »
For Mastodon, work backwards from Crack the Skye.

Cue Nags 3,2,1...

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Re: Artists you've always meant to give a listen but have never got round to
« Reply #64 on: January 29, 2019, 04:22:37 PM »
But I'm getting on with far more than another such "meant to check out for 20 years" experiment that I did with Tindersticks.

Only one place to start with the ‘Sticks: Second album.

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« Reply #65 on: January 29, 2019, 04:36:24 PM »
Only one place to start with the ‘Sticks: Second album.
Yeah, I did, picked that one up and the one with the guy stroking the horse on the cover. Listened to both several times, just didn't work for me - it happens.

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Re: Artists you've always meant to give a listen but have never got round to
« Reply #66 on: January 29, 2019, 05:17:05 PM »
I;d like to give ELO a good go but i;m not sure exactly where to start. And the same goes for Mastadon.

First LP. Leviathan if you really need to. That's it.

Re: Artists you've always meant to give a listen but have never got round to
« Reply #67 on: January 29, 2019, 05:28:52 PM »
For Mastodon, work backwards from Crack the Skye.

Cue Nags 3,2,1...

Nah work your way back from the last album to the first. Or maybe start with Blood mountain and work your way backwards and forwards  until you reach either end.

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Re: Artists you've always meant to give a listen but have never got round to
« Reply #68 on: January 29, 2019, 06:45:37 PM »
Yeah, I did, picked that one up and the one with the guy stroking the horse on the cover. Listened to both several times, just didn't work for me - it happens.

Should’ve ignored the horse album mate (it’s a donkey anyway).

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Re: Artists you've always meant to give a listen but have never got round to
« Reply #69 on: January 29, 2019, 06:49:51 PM »
i second this

These Foolish Things and Another Time, Another Place pretty much exactly sound like 'Stranded' era Roxy

Thirded. I went a week or two a few years back where I listened to nothing but this record, that was a good week.

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Re: Artists you've always meant to give a listen but have never got round to
« Reply #70 on: January 31, 2019, 09:30:03 AM »
Ween, Diamanda Galas

Re: Artists you've always meant to give a listen but have never got round to
« Reply #71 on: January 31, 2019, 09:40:16 AM »
Ween

I’d suggest starting with Chocolate And Cheese and The Mollusk - full of great songs, quite accessible. 
The Pod and GodWeenSatan are big great, demented, lo-fi epics.
12 Golden Country Greats, if you like country music.

Re: Artists you've always meant to give a listen but have never got round to
« Reply #72 on: February 01, 2019, 02:55:54 PM »
I've heard him playing with other bands and the excellent live lp he did with Buddy Miles but I've not heard much Santana stuff.

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Re: Artists you've always meant to give a listen but have never got round to
« Reply #73 on: February 01, 2019, 08:24:35 PM »
^ I bought Caravan a couple of years back and was impressed, but not enough to venture further.

With Ween, I never got further than Chocolate and Cheese. Just thought they sounded like a pair of smirking cunts to be honest.

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« Reply #74 on: February 01, 2019, 08:40:05 PM »

With Ween, I never got further than Chocolate and Cheese. Just thought they sounded like a pair of smirking cunts to be honest.

Aw, they’re just bezzie mates getting stoned and making music together who happen to be insanely talented. I don’t think they’re being ironic or sniggering at anything. Opinions may vary, of course.

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Re: Artists you've always meant to give a listen but have never got round to
« Reply #75 on: February 01, 2019, 08:46:35 PM »
I have just dipped my toe into the world of Steely Dan via the double CD 'Showbiz Kids' compilation - prompted by watching (and loving) the 'Yacht Rock' series from a few years back.

Enjoying some parts of it thus far, may take a few weeks/months to decide whether I've got enough or want to dabble in the albums proper. But I'm getting on with far more than another such "meant to check out for 20 years" experiment that I did with Tindersticks.

Good comp, think it's fair to say that if you like most of the stuff on there then you won't have any trouble getting into the full albums.

I've never cracked Tindersticks either. Just leaves me totally cold. Some nice music but the spoken delivery is very offputting.

Re: Ween, I'd suggest The Mollusk as best gateway. There's still a lot of genre-hopping and a 'parodic' edge, but the lolrandomness is reined in. My second favourite has always been Quebec, which has this wonderful exhausted, resigned tone throughout, like they've grown up and there's sadness behind the smile.

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Re: Artists you've always meant to give a listen but have never got round to
« Reply #76 on: February 01, 2019, 09:40:53 PM »
Aw, they’re just bezzie mates getting stoned and making music together who happen to be insanely talented. I don’t think they’re being ironic or sniggering at anything. Opinions may vary, of course.

Oh, I’m pretty sure I have them pegged wrong. Just angry I can’t get into them when loads of people I know have good taste like them!

Re: Artists you've always meant to give a listen but have never got round to
« Reply #77 on: February 01, 2019, 10:05:39 PM »
Good comp, think it's fair to say that if you like most of the stuff on there then you won't have any trouble getting into the full albums.

I've never cracked Tindersticks either. Just leaves me totally cold. Some nice music but the spoken delivery is very offputting.
Yeah, I mean, I dig a bit of misery music as much as anyone - Joy Division were the band that got me into actually playing music - but Tindersticks just come across as... well, a bit silly, really.

I am digging the Dan a song at a time though, always growing on me and I suspect I'll pick up 'Aja' sometime soon. Funny that a comedy show should be the introduction, but then I think the people behind it did have a respect for the music.

Re: Artists you've always meant to give a listen but have never got round to
« Reply #78 on: February 02, 2019, 10:31:27 AM »
One of these days I will actually listen to Post Fish Marillion. It's only been 30odd years I've been meaning to get around to it.