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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Frank'n'censed, Jun 11, 2019.
For me it would have to be led zep I. It had the most impact for me.
Since the challenge was to list your favorite (singular), I'll refrain from listing every album I liked from 1969. The hard part is narrowing it down to one. Blasting out a list is a cop out!
No guitars, but still pretty cool...
I know whatcha mean
LZ gets a lot of mention but IMO if you put them on stage then with ABB there would be no contest.
ABB was a heavyweight where LZ was more of a middleweight.
History favored the more pop radio friendly LZ though.
There are different kinds of contenders...like Frazier or Foreman, regardless, they can both knock you out!!
don't have a single favorite, lots of likes through different genre's
I hadn’t realised At San Quentin was 1969, that would have made my list. I’m not much of a country fan but that’s on of those that exceeds genre.
Well, you asked a sort of impossible question, and I was trying to find a thought process that might lead to an answer.
I don't have a favorite I like more than all the rest, but the ABB debut I would consider qualified for that sort of win.
I bought all the releases from both bands and liked them both similarly.
Funny, I tried listening to a whole GVF song on the radio, because it's gotten popular to rag on people who rag on GVF.
The accusation is that we don't like GVF because they rip off LZ.
Getting through a whole song, GVF is just an ugly vocal to hear for that long.
I can do fingernails on a chalkboard, but damn.
Maybe we should blame the engineer?
I didn't hear TMR (or Uncle Meat, or Freak Out) until I was in college, roughly 1979/80. I can see it taking two years to get through TMR the first time.
This one right here!!!
GVF? as in Greta Van Fleet? Hard to see that as a rip off of LZ, IMO. Not even close to the same thing; but how could it be? I give them serious props for being out there and doing live music, playing actual instruments, etc., but I'm inclined to just say they're trying to stake their own territory, whatever that might be. Maybe in another five years, if they last that long, but I tried to make it through this and couldn't.
Truly, if one of those kids happened to be one of mine, I'd be proud, proud, proud. But LZ? or even Zepplin-esque no. no. no.
It does bring to mind the Black Crowes; their Southern Harmony and Musical Companion was such a bright moment for me when it came out. Yeah, it reminded me of the stones, but in a very good way. Nothing but good vibes from that.
What does it all mean? Beats me!
Just watching a video of GVF, having never heard them before...the vocalist looks like the Karate Kid planted down by the seaside
Seems like in response to accusations of being LZ ripoffs, GVF is moving away from LZ as they develop their own sound.
Still sounds more like they follow a formula than like they express themselves through music.
I don't really care much if a band uses old material, and the above youtube mix isn't as harshly screechy on the vocal.
The first couple of times I heard them on an alt rock station they really sounded like LZ on a bad day.
They do kinda look like they're playing dressup, and if you see a variety of their outfits and hairdo's they kind of make jokes of themselves. But hey, at least they're not copying the hairband era with spandex!
Commercial success is commercial success, it's a tough market.
And the world needs more hippies wearing fringed dashiki's!
I wonder how they look when doing chores around the house?
The OP wanted to know what album from 1969 was your favorite, not what albums you owned in 1969 (or thereabouts).
He' giving us the benefit of hindsight.
I had neither the bread or breadth of taste to access the buffet in the day
Took it a while to "catch" for me. But boy, once it did...
At first I thought it was just random noisy wailing (not that there is a thing wrong with that!) and I'd heard later Beefheart first (his final album Ice Cream For Crow was the first I heard, when I was 12.)
So Trout Mask was a huge question mark over my head. Ha--I remember my father heard me listening to it once (he was a jazz/classical head with not a lot of love or tolerance for rock) and he asked me "Are you playing two records at the same time?"
I eventually realized every note and beat on that album was worked out painstakingly. And if you read about the rehearsals/living situations of the band leading up to the brief recording session that produced this sprawling giant masterpiece, it's an even more profound accomplishment.
On the Beefheart & Magic Band box set "Grow Fins" there are plentiful recordings of rehearsals for Trout Mask. Those cats nailed the pieces the same way every time. They had it DOWN.
I'm feigning dyslexia... so here's mine from 1996 -
A few stand out tracks IMB for the uninitiated...