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What's the most "out-of-left-field" departure for your favorite artist?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by 4pickupguy, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. Finster

    Finster TDPRI Member

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    Dylan in that Victoria Secret commercial. Odd and creepy.
     
  2. czgibson

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    Iggy Pop doing those insurance ads.
     
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    God - I could think of many but here's a few:

    1. Bonnie Raitt - If I can't make You Love me
    2. Neil Young - The entire "Trans" Album
    3. Grateful Dead - Touch Of Grey
    4. Harry Nilsson - Me and My Arrow
    5. Heart - The entire late 80's-early 90's Catalogue and MTV
    6 Aerosmith - Honkin on BoBo
    7. Alan Parsons - once he came out from behind the engineering controls
    8. Climax Blues Bands's disappearance
    9. ELO's disappearance
    10. Bob Dylan's entire performing life post 1980
    11. Everything with every artist signed to Asylum did after it merged with Elektra and spun off to be mainly a country label after the late 80's. The last good signing by Asylum was Warren Zevon. In the meantime Geffen gets 2 million in cash when he sold Asylum and is named VP of Warner, then the film division. Asylum was founded by Geffen to sign Jackson Browne and his close pal Nyro who re-negged and went with Coulmbia. However had Geffen not started Asylum California Rock would have never existed, because pretty soon everyone signed with them even after they merged with Elektra including Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan... Now it's a hip-hop artist label. Talking about a de-evolution! This in a way is a microcosm of how the Video era of music ruined, or influenced music beyond what it should be able to. Therefore, it ruined pop music in general, or at least certainly hit it in a way it will never recover. A real head shaker and shows how greed and art don't mix well..

    Don't even get me started on Nashville - but LA was hit the hardest.
     
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    I bow down at the feet of Otis Rush but this composition by Willie Dixon recorded on Cobra around the same time as "All Your Love", "I Can't Quit You Baby" and "Double Trouble" simply beggars belief.

     
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    was that Jakob jumped out the window?
    what a fun xmas party! Sorry I missed it.
     
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    What has happened with Dylan? First apple now victoria secret. I never thought he would do commercials. I remember buying a "Time Out of Mind" concert ticket for $20 while others legends his age were charging $80 and thought "he's definitely doing it for the music. I still like him though...
     
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    after listening to all the early Fleetwood Mac LP's... Peter Green, et al...

    Rumours was quite a departure.... UK to LA...;)
     
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    Contract filler? Misunderstood work of a genius? Bad joke?

    Only Lou knows...
     
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    Emmylou Harris' "Wrecking Ball". Daniel Lanois lured her well outside of her comfort zone, and helped to deliver a brilliant album in the process.
     
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    How about that Bowie period where he went to his own brand of prog rock metal in the late 80's-early 90's. It was like robotic metal thrash that had no melody whatsoever, just like an industrial funk. Probably could be re-issued and be pretty popular with the New York avante garde/fashion crowd upon which it was originally targeted.

    He didn't really sing so much as he burped out baritone burps of indescribable drivel.

    Think it was right before he went to rump a pum-pum with Der Bingle-lol!
    That was about as odd a coupling as a Cardinal and Hindu.
     
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    I recall reading somewhere that Dylan was doing the directions for one of those satellite road navigation systems. Was I imagining that? I'd love to hear Bob mumble "In 400 yards turn right onto Highway 61" :cool:
     
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    Yes! Still waiting for the movie that was supposed to come with that. Closest they ever came to doing a "concept album" I guess.
     
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    I don't think Honkin' On Bobo is too out of left field for Aerosmith - they've covered a lot of bluesy stuff before - Ain't Got You, Train Kept a Rollin, Milk Cow Blues, Big Ten Inch. Pretty good album actually - Baby Please Don't Go and I'm Ready just kill...
     
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    Ok, I'm so glad I remembered this one...

    Garth Brooke's as AKA Chris Gaines.
    He was so sick of the country monster he had created, he came up with an alter ego by which he would inflict mind numbingly bad pop albums on an unsuspecting public... I saw him on Leno later say " oh that was for a fictional film...." Which was a bold face lie. There never was any thought of a film, it was just really poor judgement.

    To further the illusion of a real artist "Chris Gaines'" first ( and only) release was his "Greatest Hits"....LMFAO!!!

    Makes that Wendy Carlos thing look like a moment of indecision....
     

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    'Golden Lights' is a stain on the Smiths ' discography. Apparently them master tapes were sounding OK until Morrissey got hold of them.

     
  20. 4pickupguy

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    Ok, I have the coolest wife on earth. After she reminded me about Garth's face first plunge into a public and commercial schizophrenia powered meltdown. She hunted down this T-shirt for me!! It will proudly hang next to my Micheal Bolton and Plasmatics tour T-shirts!!!!
    Next an original MC-5 T-shirt.
    Sorry to revive such an old thread just for this...
     

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