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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by GGardner, Mar 7, 2021.
When I was in college Hope Sandoval was perfection.
Probably my favorite mazzy track. Slow, minimal psych.
I listen to MS catalog often. Robacks playing & Hope's singing never gets old. Its held up well & always will. It holds a place with me, seeing them again just previous to Robacks passing. I had to bring my ex to that show. She's gone now too.
They opened with this, which happened to be our favorite. Hope couldnt get through Into Dust btw.
Great slide by Roback.
Drenched in dirt.
Mazzy Star might sadly be done but Hope's solo stuff is every bit as good.
Robacks passing really was a kick in the gut. They lost Keith Mitchell back in '17, both of effing cancer.
Cool "vibey" song. Love the steel guitar.
I have a Mazzy Star CD somewhere.
Mazzy Star is one of those bands where I'll always remember the moment I first heard them. I was driving a truck at night for a living, must've been two or three am, "Blue Flower" came on WXRT. My jaw dropped. It sounded just like my own band's music... Simple strummed chords, melodic, lonesome. I felt like my time as a musician had come.
Absolutely one of my favorite bands. I loved how a few years back they finally released another record, and it was like the intervening 20 years had never happened.
It wasn't until many years later that I learned "Blue Flower" is a cover of a song by Slapp Happy, from 1972. Way ahead of it's time! Sounds like something from the K catalog, late eighties.
Wasn’t Mazzy Star’s music considered “shoe gazing” at the time?
WHFS was a truly great station. Couldn't stand them once they put STP into rotation. It would have been OK when it was new, but just endlessly playing the same bad songs, over and over, all day, year after year.
I was actually listening to them the moment they became a Spanish music station. I was getting lunch, and it just suddenly changed. I thought my radio was broken. But by that point, WHFS was long a shadow of it's former self.
They got lumped in a bit with the shoegaze bands, but in my opinion they were a breed apart. More austere and minimalist and less dependent on effects. But the same focus on simple chords and melodies. Mazzy influenced a lot of the shoegaze bands... Here's Pale Saints covering Mazzy's cover of Blue Flower.
Great. That’s the kind of guitar work I love. She’s so expressive.
I would have been switching back and forth, every morning ( daily, in the car) between listening to HFS ( but I loved STP) and Howard Stern.
Can't remember if he had gone to Sirius yet, but I has Sirius radio too.
Lots of driving in my job, so I've always loved radio, even bad radio- it's a part of my life)
Miss WHFS, and the Classic Rock stations ( when they actually had a lot of variety and depth, not just 50 songs)
Yeah, I remember when Stern was on DC101. Greaseman was more entertaining, but WHFS and 98 Rock were my stations. Lopez in the morning was how we got up to go to school.
Got it I'm more referring to the nineties when Stern returned around 1988 syndicated not the first time around I didn't like him then and I hated the Greaseman
In those early days I think I listen to 105.9 because they were just playing music no morning talk radio BS
You had to be in the right mood to tolerate Greaseman. But he had his moments. Lopez made you feel like you understood something about the world. He didn't talk down to his audience. I was all WHFS in the 90s when I started commuting around 495.
I like "Fade Into You", nice melon collie.
I can't listen to Mazzy Star all the time, need to be in the right mood - but if that happens, they do a terrific job in lifting you up with sad songs (as good sad songs do).
I once lost a drummer over a fade into cover, guitar player was insistent on doing it, the drummer wasn’t having it and they never played together again over it.
I love "Fade into You" and the rest of Mazzy Star's work. "So Tonight that I Might See" is the sound of my first college semester.
The common thread between Lou Reed and Mazzy Star is heroin, being cool nigh to death. It's a desolate, wasteful, beautiful sound, when it's not real life.