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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by RetroTeleRod, Jun 19, 2019.
Oh man, I like Essex Dogs. Well, the first minute or so.
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Fitter Happier would be better at the beginning of the album before they tore into Airbag.
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John Really stunk up the end of that album with #9 and Good Night.
I can appreciate #9. I actually like it. But it doesn't fit the album IMO.
Good Night, OTOH, is pure garbage to me. I always assumed it was McCartney (I would have assumed Ringo but for the Lennon/McCartney songwriting credit on the album)...but nope. It's John at his absolute worst.
I always skip the Noel songs on the Experience albums
The first album by The Stone Roses. Everything is great until the last song, "Fool's Gold", which I think was added to later releases and wasn't on the original record. Why they added it, I'll never know. It just doesn't fit the style of the rest of the album, as if they slapped a dance track onto the end of an otherwise great rock recording.
Here's the original version, without "Fool's Gold":
I'd take out two. "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" and "Maxwell's Silver Hammer"...relocating those track to single b-sides. I'd replace them with "Get Back" (the single mix) and "Don't Let Me Down" (Get Back's b-side)
Yep. Also "Run For Your Life" which John himself expressed displeasure with. I'd replace those two tracks with the double sided single from those sessions: "Day Tripper" and "We Can Work It Out". Ringo doesn't get a track this way, darn it.
It's much better with just acoustic guitar:
There is a great live version of it with just Crosby on harmony vocal and acoustic guitar “drum”.
He’s just hitting the strings rhymically, not chording.
Big Dire Straits fan (see avatar) - but I totally agree, regarding "Les Boys". It just doesn't "fit" on any Straits recordings.
Agreed, regarding "Money For Nothing".
You Gotta Move, from Sticky Fingers.
It was a mistake, an unfunny joke that "exposed" them a little, I think.
I could say a lot more but I'll leave it at that.
"The Bebop Tango" on Zappa's "Roxy n Elsewhere"
"Fernando Sez" on Ry Cooder's "I, Flathead"
I don't hate it, but I always felt Ont The Run was the weakest link on DSOTM. Seems like filler to me.
I get you. This is one of my all time favorite albums. It went through my head when I was thinking about the thread subject, but really, I DO like Murder Mystery. To me it seems like a sequel to Lady Godiva's Operation somehow.
It is jarring on the album which is otherwise straight up rock and roll and pastoral ballads with quirks, but it doesn't put me off.
Wow, kind of a tough question. The other day I was thinking what makes a band great? The answer I came up with is they can make an album where I never want to skip songs. When I was thinking about this I was listening to song I really like. I then pulled up the album it was originally on and concluded there were a few really good songs and a lot of filler (for lack of a better word). Now to think the opposite is hard.
Off the top of my head, I would have to go with Sick Again of Zep's Physical Graffiti album.
How true. Out of the Blue is two albums worth of great music...except for that one. If it had been a lot shorter then maybe I could stand it.
There's a few for me:
Close Enough For Rock N Roll by Nazareth: Great, great, fantastic album. Except for Carry Out Feelings, which comes off like a lame attempt at a "hit single". Blech! But the rest of the album is golden.
2XS by Nazareth: I don't know what it is about those Scots, but here again, they've got another lame pop song in the form of Dream On. No it's not an Aerosmith cover, it's an original ballad, which has all the markings of "We need something they'll play on AM radio". Double blech!
Duke by Genesis: Misunderstanding is a terrible song. Look, if you wanna go the Barry Manilow route, fine, then stop pretending to be a rock group and do the Manilow thing full time. Period. The rest of this album, though, is pretty awesome.
Vagabonds Of The Western World by Thin Lizzy: I can't get with Kid Jensen's spoken word narration on Hero And The Madman. Yes, I know who Kid Jensen is, he's a DJ who at the time had a show on Radio Luxembourg, and as such was a major figure in breaking a lot of the Anglo bands into the European market. But that doesn't make when he does on this track any better.
And talking about ELO, I rathe rlike The Whale. It's all those MOR ballads that Lynne insisted on putting on those records that I make me wretch. I know a lot of people call them Beatlesesque, but I could have lived without things like Telephone Line, Livin' Thing, It's Over, and Can't Get It Out Of My Head.
I think Time might be the only ELO album where the ballads aren't lame.
Different strokes for different folks I guess. Sweet Child is my favorite GNR song... My Michelle off that album is far worse than Sweet Child.