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"What are you listening to right now?" thread
16 September 2021
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Ron Nasty said
blue-meanieblue-meanieblue-meanie I meant to include @sir walter raleigh in the a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 post!!! paul-mccartney-facepalm_gifa-hard-days-night-ringo-14paul-mccartney-facepalm_gifa-hard-days-night-ringo-14

  

Don’t worry I’ve got youtube notifications on for Bob. a-hard-days-night-george-10  Funny enough I watched the unremastered version last night (several times), and wake up this morning and the official channel has posted a new version. For anybody still on the fence about Dylan this is some of his best work and the band just has an unbelievable sound. 

Edit: heres the link I’m referring to. 

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"The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles!"

-Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues

"We could ride and surf together while our love would grow"

-Brian Wilson, Surfer Girl

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@Rube, if you copy the url and paste it directly into the post, the video will embed, rather than having to faff around with a link.

  

Thank you @Ron Nasty. I will do that next time. 

I’m currently listening to ‘Tower Of Song’ by Leonard Cohen. 

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John – Mind Games

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Earth, Wind & Fire’s 1971 debut

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GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions, Marvin Gaye. PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty. 

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Ed Harcourt – This One’s For You

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Strawberry Alarm ClockWake Up…It’s Tomorrow

And after that I’ll probably listen to The Go-Between’s Streets of Your Town and some tunes from Revolver , Sgt. Pepper and The White Album .

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that Go-Betweens song is great

currently listening to Forget All About It by Nazz

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Vera Chuck and Dave said
 

currently listening to Forget All About It by Nazz

  

Love that song! A perfect fusion of the complex and catchy

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Bob Dylan – Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

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Burnt Weeny Sandwich – The Mothers of Invention

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The Magnetic Fields – Long Forgotten Fairytale

29 September 2021
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The latest installment in Bob Dylan’s Bootleg Series, covering 1980-1985. In particular, hearing a lot of the alternate takes and mixes for Empire Burlesque. The alternate mix of Tight Connection to My Heart is especially revelatory, stripping it of the gated reverb drums and other such distinctly ’80s flourishes, it makes the song far better.

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The Doors – Shaman’s Blues

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Nick Cave – Loverman

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Black – Wonderful Life

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Simon & Garfunkel’s 1981 reunion concert as BBC 2 showed it earlier. I’m half expecting Paul to hit Art with his guitar and walk off in a huff.

I wonder if John would have went.

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Paul Simon singing about John dying (being killed) (from ‘The Late Great Johnny Ace’) at which point a fan gets up on stage and comes at him. Nothing happened, Paul Simon kept on singing, and it’s said the fan was drunk but if that was me singing, I would have been having a large loose bowel movement at that moment (the concert being only 10 months since John had been murdered).

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris)

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Finally got hold of the audio to Dylan’s “special broadcast event” that was livestreamed on Veeps on 18 July.

Shadow Kingdom: The Early Songs of Bob Dylan
1 When I Paint My Masterpiece
2 Most Likely You Go Your Way and I’ll Go Mine
3 Queen Jane Approximately
4 I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
5 Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
6 Tombstone Blues
7 To Be Alone with You
8 What Was It You Wanted
9 Forever Young
10 Pledging My Time
11 The Wicked Messenger
12 Watching the River Flow
13 It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
14 All Along the Watchtower (Closing Theme) [instrumental]

Got hold of it Friday, had a couple of listens, but Saturday was all Johnny, with me returning to it yesterday – and it going onto heavy rotation, and still on it. Woke up about fifteen minutes ago and it’s already back on.

For those interested, I have to make some observations…

People were expecting a live performance. It isn’t, rather thirteen black and white noir-style videos, filmed over several days on a soundstage in Santa Monica, which feature Dylan and band appearing to be performing but using pre-recorded tracks (with the visuals of the “performances” often not quite matching the audio from what I’ve gathered from the reviews).

I’ll say no more about the filmed side of it as I’m yet to see it, though look forward to it when I get the chance, but since the visuals are accompanied by pre-recorded audio, it’s really the audio that matters.

Not using his usual touring band, it’s Bob on vocals, guitar and harmonica, accompanied by another  couple of guitarists, a double-bassist, and an accordion. Mostly acoustic with some electric guitar.

The first thing to say is while I thought Bob’s voice was in fine fettle on last year’s Rough and Rowdy Ways, here it is shockingly good. Easily the best I’ve heard him sound in probably decades. The long forced break in the Never-Ending Tour has given his voice a chance to recover from the rigours of his touring schedule that he hasn’t allowed in many years.

The setlist is drawn mainly from songs from between 1965 and 1973 (the obvious exception being 1989’s What Was It You Wanted, with some raised eyebrows about how that fitted the “Early Songs” description – but with a 60-year career, it does fall into what could be described as the first half of his career). Many of the songs are not the usual suspects that make-up a typical Bob set, often not having been played for decades.

Bob being Bob, the lyrics are played with – sometimes minor changes, others major, including whole new verses. Only three or four escape with their original lyric intact. It’s always been one of my great attractions to Dylan, that he’s never considered his work to be fixed by the original studio arrangement, that he has always considered them as constantly evolving. I wish other artists were as brave. I wish Paul was as brave.

And then there are the arrangements! Nearly every song completely, totally and utterly recast. Many so good that you soon get over the difference and start thinking that’s how they’ve always been. They are remarkable reinventions of his work.

This is a major work, easily standing among the best of his work of the 21st century. One can only hope that he’s planning a Shadow Kingdom: The Later Songs of Bob Dylan. My jaw is officially dropped.

For those who ain’t interested in my longer thoughts, it’s pretty damn good…

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The Kinks – Waterloo Sunset

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