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Rd 22 

In The Flat Field - Bauhaus (1980)

🦇  for the godfathers of goth we come ... this debut veered away from the hallmark minimalism of the post-punk era, opting instead for heavy guitars dancing around sludgy and bombastic dirges ... all crisply delivered by the devious touch of David J, Kevin Haskins, and Daniel Ash (who would later mete out their own niche as a trio) - at the fore is Peter Murphy pulling vocal duties, one of the most distinct vox tones i've ever heard, and a frontman extraordinaire - yeah, he's pretty much Goff template 101, as is this entire platter. 

 one of the era's very under appreciated works ... they travel with me, absolutely  🦇

(going with the '88 reissue to claim the first of the two i listed)

Dark Entries

Double Dare

 

 

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Just now, otb_lifer said:

Rd 22 

In The Flat Field - Bauhaus (1980)

🦇  for the godfathers of goth we come ... this debut veered away from the hallmark minimalism of the post-punk era, opting instead for heavy guitars dancing around sludgy and bombastic dirges ... all crisply delivered by the devious touch of David J, Kevin Haskins, and Daniel Ash (who would later mete out their own niche as a trio) - at the fore is Peter Murphy pulling vocal duties, one of the most distinct vox tones i've ever heard, and a frontman extraordinaire - yeah, he's pretty much Goff template 101, as is this entire platter. 

 one of the era's very under appreciated works ... they travel with me, absolutely  🦇

(going with the '88 reissue to claim the first of the two i listed)

Dark Entries

Double Dare

 

 

Mrs. Eephus will probably paddle over to your island at some point.

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1 hour ago, Nigel Tufnel said:

I was unfamiliar with this band until recently and listened to this one. Thought it was really good. 
 

P.S. Huge guitars. 

I had this CD back in the day. Stars is an all-timer, but I never could get into anything else on the album.

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2 hours ago, otb_lifer said:

Rd 21 

American Recordings - Johnny Cash (1994)

gb Rick Rubin for putting this all together ... he had Johnny for the better part of the second half of '93, and they layed down these 13 remarkably minimalistic tracks - taking the Man in Black back to his roots - just a legend and his guitar. 

i love outlaw/rebel Cash more than just about any other sounds out there ... but this is such a compelling and gut wrenchingly gorgeous piece of work - it put him back where he belonged, and i'm very thankful for this gift they gave us. 

intimate settings (Rubin's house, Johnny's cabin) and the raw pleasure of being stripped back down to nothing but the stark words and music ... a most welcome career resurgence from one of our truest American heroes.

the haunting weariness (at times) of his vocals punctuate the route he took to get to 1993 - it was a long and arduous journey, yet here he is - coming back in all of his glory. 

couldn't be cooped without this one - so here we are ...

Redemption  penned by ex stepson-in-law Nick Lowe (there' that guy again, @northern exposure)

Tennessee Stud  recorded at the Viper Room - the ol' Lion had a ton of balls left 😎

 

Please permit me this off topic moment to praise the genius of Rick Rubin.

He's worked with The Beastie Boys, Run DMC, Slayer, The Cult, Johnny Cash (as otb mentioned above and 5 subsequent albums), 6 albums with The Red Hot Chili Peppers,Tom Petty, AC/DC,Metallica, Black Sabbath,Linkin Park, Dixie Chicks and Adele. If you think of the definitive album from each of these artists, Rick Rubin probably produced it. 

He also currently owns Shangri-La the recording studio/property made famous by The Band when they moved to California from New York. I just find Rubin to be a fascinating individual.

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7 minutes ago, Raging weasel said:

Nope, just 3 brothers who started a band in their teens from here in Michigan.

Widespread Panic was sorta a Dead cover band when they first started out. They played other artists too. One of my college roommates grew up with D. Schools, and he and his band, or just him would come and visit. He stole my mixed disco cassette. He said he doesn't know how he ended up with it. I didn't accuse since my roommate was his friend, but his story stunk. I do like him other than that. The biggest Grateful Dead cover band during my college years was a band called The New Potato Caboose. There was a Pink Floyd cover band called Clear Light. A Rolling Stones cover band called The Blushing Brides, and a Doors cover band called the Back Doors. That's all I can think of right now from that era.

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19.10 - Sky Ferreira - Night Time, My Time (2013) [Warning - album cover is NSFW]

Suppose I'll go miles off the grid and pluck this "you either love it or hate it" synth pop gem.

She's had quite the bizarre last 7 years.   Like the modern equivalent of The Wrens, except beset by drug possession arrests and god knows what else rather than legal limbo.  She's said for like 5 years now that she's about to put out new music.  Maybe someday.

"You're Not the One"

"Boys"

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1 hour ago, shuke said:

21.17 Jerry Garcia Band - Cats Under The Stars

Only studio album credited to "the band".

Tracklist:

"Rubin And Cherise"
"Love In The Afternoon" 
"Palm Sunday" 
"Cats Under The Stars"
"Rhapsody In Red" 
"Rain"
"Down Home" 
"Gomorrah" 

Sneaky.  Was gonna eventually take 🐈 for @simey

Love that record.  I'll get the live one later.

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1 minute ago, Northern Voice said:

Shuffling. Mostly hate the album the first song is from, going to give it a fair shot.

Optimistic - Radiohead - Not terrible. More "rock" that I remember anything on this album being. Entirely possible I've never made it this far in the album before. Still not sure I'd take it over anything on OK Computer.

Lyrics to Go - A Tribe Called Quest - I like this nice beat, I like the funky sample? that keeps coming up. 

Down Where The Drunkards Roll - Richard and Linda Thompson - Don't dislike this by any means but would probably appreciate in a certain mood or context of the album, gets a bit lost in the shuffle (heh) here.

Black Celebration - Depeche Mode - I like this a lot. I've seen Depeche Mode a couple times, always fun.

Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd - Not really my thing, would be interesting to "hear it for the first time" again but...

Joy - Lucinda Williams - Hmm, kind of striking out here, lots of guitars but there are like ten words to this song.

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I got thrown off this morning with my first pick. Dr. O took Levon Helm, and took the song The Mountain. I planned on taking The Mountain from Steve Earle/Del McCoury Band, and taking the song The Mountain. Exact same song, but different artists singing it. Had to think about it so took STP instead. They weren't on my radar, but suddenly popped in my head. Then I took The Mountain album, and went with the Hank Williams cover song that featured Iris Dement. I knew I was taking Dixieland regardless. I wasn't originally going to take the Hank Williams song, because I wanted that song from another album I might take. Now if I do take it, I will take another song it its place. Maybe. That is what was going on in my head for my first two picks.

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4 minutes ago, simey said:

I got thrown off this morning with my first pick. Dr. O took Levon Helm, and took the song The Mountain. I planned on taking The Mountain from Steve Earle/Del McCoury Band, and taking the song The Mountain. Exact same song, but different artists singing it. Had to think about it so took STP instead. They weren't on my radar, but suddenly popped in my head. Then I took The Mountain album, and went with the Hank Williams cover song that featured Iris Dement.

Leslie West is standing by.

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See a Little Light - Bob Mould- Have enjoyed every Bob Mould I've ever heard, I think.

For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica - Epic, big guitars. I'm not a metal guy but I can get behind this. 

Angelina - Keb Mo - I liked this, nice picky, bluesy number that I've never heard before

Love and Happiness - Al Green - 10/10 all day long

Tears Dry on My Own - Amy Winehouse - The 21st century songs really pop on the playlist eh... maybe it's just me.

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Kind of feel dirty taking this. It is a compilation album but also not a compilation album. It was the first US release with many of the songs/b-sides/singles. I bought this - with my allowance - because I loved Ferris Bueller's Day Off (though Please, Please, Please was already taken with a UK release). Both of these were singles.

Round 22) Louder than Bombs - The Smiths (1987)

Ask 

Brings back funny memories. I had a relatively hot lab TA in one of my college freshman chem classes -who, unfortunately, had a serious boyfriend (and was probably 6ish years older than me). My lab partner and I would serenade this to her whenever we had calorimeter bomb experiments:

"Because if it's not love, then it's the bomb, the bomb, the bomb, the bomb, the bomb, the bomb, the bomb, that will bring us together." I probably don't have to tell you that it never really got either of us anything more than a condescending smile.

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2 minutes ago, krista4 said:

I'm done for the night in terms of keeping stuff up.  Seems to have slowed considerably, which is good!  :) 

1987 for The Smiths album.... I kept trying to edit the post but there was something weird with the site.

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31 minutes ago, PIK95 said:

This Bisco couch tour stream is FIRE tonight.  Check it out.

Lasah LIGHTS!

.Disco Biscuits Live

Click that link!   Pretty please.

I've never heard of these guys until this draft, but I appreciate how much you like these guys :thumbup:

The 11 minute song came on the playlist a few days ago and I was into it

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The Other Side - Aerosmith - I enjoyed this a lot before I played myself out of Aerosmith and enjoyed it again just now.

Life in a Glasshouse - Radiohead - Mopey singing over jazzy stuff I don't like. Marginally better when the horns come on, but honestly, give me Greta Van Fleet over this

Sunday Bloody Sunday (live) - U2 - Thank god U2 are here to rock me back to life. Are they screaming "wipe your tears away" to mopey Thom?

You Are The Everything - R.E.M. - Classic Michael Stipe. Not a mainstay R.E.M. song but a great one

The First Song - Band of Horses  - Big fan of this album. Every song on it is an epic build.

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1 hour ago, simey said:

I just listened to those two songs, and do hear some Led Zeppelin in there. Were they a Led Zep cover band originally?

You "hear some" Zeppelin?  To me it sounds like a manufactured blatant ripoff.  If I'm going to listen to this, I'd rather just listen to the real thing.

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6 minutes ago, simey said:

I didn't see him get taken. I seem to miss a lot of picks.

I searched it and Tim took Keb Mo. I saw Keb Mo last year at the Merlefest.  He came on Saturday night before Brandi Carlile. She was the headliner that night. My friends and I weren't that familiar with her. Wow was she great. I wasn't expecting her to be that good, and her banter with the crowd was great too. 

I know I've mentioned in another draft recently that this year Willie Nelson was supposed to kick off the Merlefest that Thursday, and John Prine was to close it out Sunday. JP played back in 2016 and kicked it off. The festival ended up being cancelled, and I remember talking to one of my friends that always goes with all of us, and she said why did they cancel it now, and not wait until like a week before. I told her it would be unreasonable to call if off the week before when people come from all over, and this virus isn't ending anytime soon, blah blah, and do you want Willie or John Prine catching the virus at the festival and dying?  I said I don't want to get it either, and there are so many people there. Ugh. We all know what happened to JP. I hope things become safe and it can resume next year. 

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21.10 - Gang Starr - Moment of Truth (1998)

RIP Guru

One of the most thoughtful lyricists of all-time, and the indomitable DJ Premier bringing the fire on every single track (like he always does).

This is one of those albums that no matter what type of music I'm into at the moment, I always come back to this one.  A comfort pick.

"Above the Clouds" (feat Inspectah Deck)

"You Know My Steez"

 

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50 minutes ago, PIK95 said:

Sneaky.  Was gonna eventually take 🐈 for @simey

Love that record.  I'll get the live one later.

Sneaky?  You spotlighted it here and then told me in an PM that you were taking something else.  :lmao: 

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59 minutes ago, Raging weasel said:
1 hour ago, El Floppo said:

Yes

I never read/ heard anything that mentioned this. They were only 16-18 when they released their first songs. 

Of course I'm kinda buzzed and have a history of being wrong.

I have no idea. Just felt like being affirmative.

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Chronological note to self.  Looks like 2008 and 2013 were good years for me.  A full 1/3 of my picks have been pre-2000, which is frankly more than I thought there'd be at this point.

  • Toots and the Maytals - Funky Kingston (1975) - 17.10
  • Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977) - 1.10
  • Eric B & Rakim - Paid in Full (1987) - 7.10
  • Nas - Illmatic (1994) - 4.28
  • Bjork - Post (1995) - 11.11
  • Gang Starr - Moment of Truth (1998) - 21.10
  • Mos Def - Black on Both Sides (1999) - 6.30
  • Reflection Eternal - Train of Thought (2000) - 13.10
  • Daft Punk - Discovery (2001) - 3.10
  • Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It in People (2002) - 5.10
  • Scarface - The Fix (2002) - 20.31
  • The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema (2005) - 12.31
  • The Thermals - The Body, the Blood, the Machine (2006) - 8.30
  • Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend (2008) - 16.31
  • TV on the Radio - Dear Science (2008) - 10.31
  • Los Campesinos! - Hold On Now, Youngster... (2008) - 15.10
  • Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010) - 2.28
  • HAIM - Days Are Gone (2013) - 14.31
  • Blood Orange - Cupid Deluxe (2013) - 18.31
  • Sky Ferreira - Night Time, My Time (2013) - 19.10
  • Grimes - Art Angels (2015) - 9.10

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36 minutes ago, Steve Tasker said:

20.31 - Scarface - The Fix (2002)

So many hip-hop classics still available from the turn of the millennium, a real treasure trove of options.  I'll take this one to my island.

"My Block"

"Guess Who's Back (feat. Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel)"

Just heard Jean Grae rapping over "My Block" today. This was on the short list. So was Gang Starr. But, they got passed for others...glad you're picking up this slack. 

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14 minutes ago, Hov34 said:

21.31 Crowded House - Woodface (1991)

 

Fall At Your Feet

Weather With You

 

Love me some Neil Finn!

(Bonus Acoustic)

I have seen Crowded House live 5-6 times and to me Neil Finn is a master with lyrics. After the tragic death of the CH drummer, Paul Hester, it was wonderful to recently see Neil Finn touring as part of Fleetwood Mac.

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3 minutes ago, rockaction said:

Just heard Jean Grae rapping over "My Block" today. This was on the short list. So was Gang Starr. But, they got passed for others...glad you're picking up this slack. 

Gotta say, I'm pretty thrilled to see Jean Grae get picked in this draft.  Never in a million years did I expect someone to take a Jean Grae album, much respect.

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On 5/25/2020 at 10:18 PM, JZilla said:

18.x I will take Faith No More - Angel Dust

 

Kindergarten -- Caffeine

DAMMIT - ANOTHER ONE I DIDN'T SEE PICKED AT THE TIME.  I HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO THIS FOR THE LAST 3 DAYS IN THE CAR FOR RESEARCH.   EVERYTHING'S RUINED IS MY JAM. 

 

On 5/26/2020 at 11:46 AM, PIK95 said:

18. Whateve - Radiohead- Pablo Honey 1993

I gotta triple up (Amnesiac and Radiodread already) and take the last of my favorite Radiohead records.  The year I graduated high school.  

Songs to come.  Not as easy as you may think.

:oldunsure:

 

10 hours ago, MAC_32 said:

 

*Radiohead - Pyramid Song. Aaand I spoke too soon. I know you all love Radiohead, but they're more miss than hit with me. (let's give this one an honest listen though) ...well, that was quite boring. 2.something - maybe lower. I stopped listening halfway through when it was obviously not gonna go anywhere.

 

AMNESIAC BRINGING DOWN THE AVERAGE AGAIN.  ;)

 

 

6 hours ago, Binky The Doormat said:

still catching up ...

PICK 20.20

BLACK SABBATH - SABBATH BLOODY SABBATH  (1973)

Songs

- Killing Yourself To Live

- Spiral Architect

Love these guys, and though they have a lot of great albums, this one is my favorite.  

KEEP SEEING THIS ALBUM POP UP IN THREADS, BUT FOR WHATEVER REASON NOT A SABBATH ALBUM I EVER LISTENED TO.  GLAD IT'S IN THE MIX NOW.  

 

6 hours ago, Eephus said:

21.23 - Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too - New Radicals (1998)

Probably a reach but it only takes one to snipe.  I have mad irrational love for one of my all-time favorite one and done albums.

Someday We'll Know

Mother We Just Can't Get Enough

 

THANK YOU FOR NOT PICKING THAT ONE SONG!!!!  

 

6 hours ago, Raging weasel said:

Got sniped on a few I wanted and have 2 of my top 10 albums available but not taking them here. Since I don't have my fav band (Beatles) I need this from my 2nd fav

21/24

Iron Maiden- live after death(1985)

Hallowed be thy name already taken so

Revelations

Powerslave

OH, HELL YEAH.   I WAS EYEING THIS ONE UP, AND I ASSUMED IT WAS ONE THAT ZILLA WAS REFERRING TO EARLIER ALONG WITH LIVE AND DANGEROUS.  

 

4 hours ago, simey said:

He has several albums out, but this one was my introduction to him, and remains my favorite.

Round 21

Little Rock - Hayes Carll (2005)

Wish I hadn't Stayed So Long

Rivertown

WAIT A SECOND - IS THAT RYAN GOSLING ON THE COVER?? :wub:

 

4 hours ago, RedmondLonghorn said:

If I'm not mistaken, Simey's pick of the John Prine album puts me in the chamber.

 

22.06 Out of the Black - Royal Blood (2014)

A two-piece band featuring bass and drums. This is their debut album. The title track has the kind of raw sound and the spirit of early Soundgarden, IMO. Yeah, it's heavy. 

Songs:

Out of the Black

Little Monster

 

HOLY #### - HOW DID I FORGET ABOUT THIS ONE?  LOVE IT, AND HAVE DRAFTED FROM IT A COUPLE TIMES NOW.  

 

2 hours ago, Raging weasel said:

A top 10 of mine and fav by this band, the real beginning of grunge

Round22 pick whatever

Black Sabbath- Black Sabbath(1970)

Behind the Wall of Sleep/Basically/ NIB

Sleeping Village/Warning

Triple checked that this wasn't taken but kinda drunk and have a backup if needed.

NICE VALUE HERE.  

 

2 hours ago, krista4 said:

Lurgee

PIK REDEEMS HIMSELF ;)    I HOPE YOU KNOW I KID OUT OF LOVE, PIK!!   ANYWAY, I NEVER ANSWERED - BUT LURGEE MIGHT BE MY FAVE OFF THE ALBUM ALONG WITH BLOWOUT, RIPCORD.  

 

2 hours ago, Raging weasel said:

Other than Creep they pretty much bore me to sleep but if I ever get hooked on Qualudes I'll give them another shot 

OK, YOU ARE DEAD TO ME.  NO MORE ####TY MLB DFS ADVICE FOR YOU, MY FRIEND!! 

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