Author Topic: Isaac Hayes  (Read 642 times)

kalowski

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Isaac Hayes
« on: July 22, 2021, 04:20:22 PM »
Fucking superstar, right? I'm not interested in people like Barry White who just performed a weak simulacrum of Hayes wonderful work.
The man co-wrote some real classics: Soul Man, Hold On, I'm Comin' and You Don't Know Like I Know before he started his own recording career.
His first few albums are just incredible. I'd say everything from Hot Buttered Soul to Chocolate Chip is worth having. I recently got Juicy Fruit in vinyl, fun but not essential. Where he is essential is with his long songs. To me, his Walk on By is the definitive version, as is his I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself.
My dad has the original version of Black Moses, with the fold out cover:

I think he went all Scientology in his later years, before dying in the treadmill, but his early 70s work is peerless and beautiful.
Am I the only Isaac fan CaBber?

Re: Isaac Hayes
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2021, 04:24:29 PM »
Isaac Hayes was great, but then so was Barry White.

Re: Isaac Hayes
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2021, 04:25:17 PM »
The only album I own is Hot Buttered Soul and it is a masterpiece. A 17 minute cover version of "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" replete with a 15 minute spoken intro should be hell - but it's incredible.

kalowski

  • Maclunkey
Re: Isaac Hayes
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2021, 04:28:20 PM »
PS I know everyone loves Shaft but for me his best soundtrack is Truck Turner.

Dr Rock

  • The BEST of luck!
Re: Isaac Hayes
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2021, 04:37:39 PM »
He is as a God to me.

Re: Isaac Hayes
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2021, 04:40:15 PM »
By The Time I Get To Phoenix is at least six minutes too short.

kalowski

  • Maclunkey
Re: Isaac Hayes
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2021, 04:42:32 PM »
Wish I had even a tenth of the sexiness of Mr Hayes.

Re: Isaac Hayes
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2021, 04:44:07 PM »
I Stand Accused is another fantastic spoken word epic. But the Scrooge-like bastard only gives us twelve minutes of it. Boo.

I loved listening to Hot Buttered Soul for the first time and discovering where the siren piano from Black Steel In The Hour of Chaos came from

Re: Isaac Hayes
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2021, 09:47:17 PM »
I'm not interested in people like Barry White who just performed a weak simulacrum of Hayes wonderful work.

Agreed that Issac Hayes is a staggering God of smooth sexy soul funk but take umbrage with the above quote. Barry White was fucking awesome too.

Re: Isaac Hayes
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2021, 11:03:25 PM »
Yeah agree Isaac is a God you don't have to badmouth someone as awesome as Barry White to big him up.

White was a production genius. The strings on his records could sound unearthly, check out "Its Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me", what a sound.

Sebastian Cobb

  • bad opinion haver
Re: Isaac Hayes
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2021, 11:24:51 PM »
One of them ones I reckon I should know way more than I do about.

Most of what I know is: Truck Turner is a fucking masterpiece.

Re: Isaac Hayes
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2021, 11:33:24 PM »
I have 'Hot Buttered Soul' and agree it's brilliant, alongside those Sam & Dave hits he did with David Porter - that alone is a significant legacy. But I have to echo the above comments that there's no need to slag off big Bazza - his first two albums (maybe others, but those are the two I have) are fantastic too.

I'd go with Hayes being the better songwriter, but the arrangements on a lot of those 70s white tracks are absolutely sublime.

Re: Isaac Hayes
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2021, 03:46:15 AM »
Isaac Hayes died on my 40th birthday.

Re: Isaac Hayes
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2021, 06:03:09 PM »
Isaac Hayes died on my 40th birthday.

I'll never forget where I was and what I was doing when I found out Barry White had died. My burst in my bedroom and exclaimed "Barry White's died!" right as I was nuts deep in my then girlfriend. Given that Barry was known for his sexual songs, it was quite an appropriate way of hearing the news.

Brundle-Fly

  • "Why don't you do something to help me?"
Re: Isaac Hayes
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2021, 06:32:25 PM »
I'll never forget where I was and what I was doing when I found out Barry White had died. My burst in my bedroom and exclaimed "Barry White's died!" right as I was nuts deep in my then girlfriend. Given that Barry was known for his sexual songs, it was quite an appropriate way of hearing the news.

This post is like a round of Blankety Blank.

Wogan: Old Dusty Substance never forgot that fateful day when he was nuts deep in his then-girlfriend because his BLANK burst in his bedroom and exclaimed "Barry White's died!"  His BLANK burst in his bedroom and exclaimed "Barry White's died!. Whaddoyereckon Tony? Hot water bottle? Good answer.

kalowski

  • Maclunkey
Re: Isaac Hayes
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2021, 06:34:17 PM »
This post is like a round of Blankety Blank.

Wogan: Old Dusty Substance never forgot that fateful day when he was nuts deep in his then-girlfriend because his BLANK burst in his bedroom and exclaimed "Barry White's died!"  His BLANK burst in his bedroom and exclaimed "Barry White's died!. Whaddoyereckon Tony? Hot water bottle? Good answer.
I have had three beers but by God this has sent me into uncontrollable laughter.

Re: Isaac Hayes
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2021, 06:41:29 PM »

What about his Scientology connections. I love Isaac Hayes as much as the next person but that puts me right off.  Same for Beck.

Re: Isaac Hayes
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2021, 11:45:09 PM »
Wasn't Beck born into it? I think he left too.

Re: Isaac Hayes
« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2021, 12:53:25 AM »
I love Isaac Hayes but its difficult to enjoy his music since he joined a dangerous, right wing cult that cuts people off from their families, promotes libertarian attitudes to drug and climate science, cultural intolerance, anti-LGBT bigotry supports euthanising the disabled, and uses internet mobs to silence critics... can't believe he was in South Park. He must have being going through a desperate patch.

Re: Isaac Hayes
« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2021, 02:14:48 AM »
This post is like a round of Blankety Blank.

Wogan: Old Dusty Substance never forgot that fateful day when he was nuts deep in his then-girlfriend because his BLANK burst in his bedroom and exclaimed "Barry White's died!"  His BLANK burst in his bedroom and exclaimed "Barry White's died!. Whaddoyereckon Tony? Hot water bottle? Good answer.

Hardest I have laughed in a good while.

Re: Isaac Hayes
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2021, 04:54:29 AM »
I have 'Hot Buttered Soul' and agree it's brilliant

Hot Buttered Thetan, surely

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