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 51 
 on: August 30, 2014, 03:37:56 AM 
Started by Dmitry - Last post by Dmitry
thanks, marshall!
you'll have to meet her with all your passion:-D

 52 
 on: August 30, 2014, 02:48:41 AM 
Started by Hombre_de_ningun_lugar - Last post by Hombre_de_ningun_lugar
I think this Microscope has waited more than it should. Who's Next is my favorite album by the Who, and I think it should be present in the collection of every hard rock lover. It was intended to be another rock opera like Tommy or Quadrophenia called Lifehouse, but the project was aborted and we got this record instead. Maybe this explains the excellence of the album, as we got the cream of the project. Who's Next was released in August 1971. The 60's were over, and the Who were one of the few acts of the decade that still could give high quality music. Let's see action...



Baba O'Riley. I'm not a big fan of the famous long synthesizer intro, but it was an original way to start the album. Things become interesting when piano appears at 0:42, and it gets better at 0:57 when Keith's drumming begins. The song's about teenage doubts and convictions. Great lyrics. Wonderful drum solo at 2:31. Love the short guitar solo at 3:06. The song ends with a neurotic violin played over the synthesizer. A classic song.

Bargain. Now we're really talking about hard rock. The intro is slow, but things get rapidly faster. Tambourine detected. I think the highest point of the song is Pete's devastating rhythm guitar. I always notice the bass touch at 0:53. Beautiful slower middle starts at 1:47. Great John's bass in the instrumental part. Back to the fast rocker at 2:57. Nice acoustic guitar toward the end. The song is a constant hard-soft-hard journey. Certainly one of the best tracks.

Love Ain't For Keeping. Fine little song with a good message. Love the harmony vocals and especially the acoustic guitar work.

My Wife. The only song written by John Entwistle in the album, and probably his best ever. Fantastic drumming, it drives the song from the beginning to the end. The plot is very funny, about a man who's going to be murdered by his wife because he couldn't get home, because he had drunk too much. The song ends with the frightened husband repeating "she's coming" continuously.

The Song Is Over. In my opinion, the lowest point of the album. It's not exactly a bad song, but it's quite repetitive and longer than I need. The synthesizer doesn't help very much. Good piano though. Funny enough, my favorite part of the track is the ending... when the song is over.

Getting In Tune. I like this one. Sweet piano intro. Very good bass, especially at 1:10. Love the channel changing of the answer "right in on you" during the chorus. Very fast piano at the end.

Going Mobile. Another funny fast number. Love the acoustic guitar throughout the song. Synthesizer is used to good effect this time, giving a "wah-wah" sound. Well done, Pete.

Behind Blue Eyes. I think this is Pete's peak as a lyricist and probably as a balladeer too. The bad man who doesn't want to be a bad man. Roger's voice is in high form here. Harmony vocals at 1:13 touch all the senses. The song is acoustic until 2:18, when furious electric guitar and drumming appear and Roger's voice is transformed. The song ends repeating the beautiful first verse. One of the best songs the band ever recorded.

Won't Get Fooled Again. A very long closer, and it deserves every second. Again, the synthesizer is well used. The song speaks about the failure of earthly revolutions. Bass is great as usual. Fine guitar solo at 3:53. First "yeah" shouted by Roger at 4:28. The famous drum solo at 7:31 reminds me a lot to Ringo's solo in "The End" from Abbey Road, even though Keith's solo is wilder. Then it's time for the second, louder "yeaaahhh" by Roger, a rock's emblem. The last words summarize the message of the song: "meet the new boss, same as the old boss."

This record is the Who at their best, and it's probably a Top 5 album in my music world.

 53 
 on: August 30, 2014, 02:39:37 AM 
Started by Dmitry - Last post by pc31
u take some awesome f***ing pictures...u need to put them all in a book and publish them...i love u like a brother...charmaine my girl from south africa has vowed she will be here in october..i am getting excited..

 54 
 on: August 30, 2014, 02:36:23 AM 
Started by pc31 - Last post by pc31
i know its unreal isnt it?
i thank u 4 ur congrats....my daughter jazmyn will be 14 sunday..shes dying her hair weird colors...read her on facebook...tell me if u think she needs help..chuck wants to move back here..i want it too..but sonia says i gotta do it thru the courts...even tho he is 15...and can chose she refuses to let him come home here..weather its the child support,hate or other all i know is she is only hurting herself...and by the way i am eating this ass kicking chocolate pie...u recall chucky meat?
i just taught him to drive and make egg salad this summer...he was at his buddy matts house one day and called me for a ride home...said he found a tv...i went to get him and he had a huge 52 inch screen hi def rca television...i said my truck is full of tools where can we put that?i loaded on top of my trucks tool box and made him hold it while i drove him home to my house...he left it here...i bet he misses it...anyway i am gettin a lawyer..and whats in ur wallet?

 55 
 on: August 30, 2014, 12:02:09 AM 
Started by McLennon - Last post by Moogmodule
Ahhh Bob Dylan....

Born in Minneapolis, a precocious talent but moody/unpredictable, at times reclusive. Vastly influential but others had bigger, better loved commercial hits with his songs ("All Along The Watch Tower", "Mighty Quinn", "Mr Tambourine Man" etc) than he did. Frequently monosyllabic/uncommunicative on stage between numbers, wrapped up in himself and treading the tightrope between sulky a**hole and temperamental genius.

Will we ever see his like again?

He's definitely a one off our bob. I love lots of his stuff but I'm the first to admit he doesn't make it easy on his fans.  He comes across as a grudging performer. The way he twists his voice makes him an easy target for non-fans to slag him off (always to those of us who do like him). The thing is his voice could sound soft and pleasant on some recordings. I'm thinking of examples like Tomorrow is a Long Time, Lay Lady Lay etc. He didn't have to sound tuneless and toneless.

And while his songwriting got more obtuse during the 60s his lucid simpler lyrics always worked really well for me. Songs like The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll and Boots if Spanish Leather and If You See Her Say Hello can still bring a lump to my throat.


 56 
 on: August 29, 2014, 11:18:46 PM 
Started by McLennon - Last post by Mr Mustard
Ahhh Bob Dylan....

Born in Minneapolis, a precocious talent but moody/unpredictable, at times reclusive. Vastly influential but others had bigger, better loved commercial hits with his songs ("All Along The Watch Tower", "Mighty Quinn", "Mr Tambourine Man" etc) than he did. Frequently monosyllabic/uncommunicative on stage between numbers, wrapped up in himself and treading the tightrope between sulky a**hole and temperamental genius.

Will we ever see his like again?

Ahhh, Prince.....

Born in Minneapolis, a precocious talent but moody/unpredictable, at times reclusive. Vastly influential but others had bigger, better loved commercial hits with his songs ("Nothing Compares 2 U", "Manic Monday", "Kiss" etc) than he did. Frequently monosyllabic/uncommunicative on stage between numbers, wrapped up in himself and treading the tightrope between sulky a**hole and temperamental genius.

I've heard they met but didn't get on...though other reports I've read suggest a mutual respect at least. Certainly listening to Prince's "Raspberry Beret" or playing his "Fury" back to back with Bob's "All Along The Watch Tower" I sense there is a powerful congruity at work.

I don't personally "get" either of them much, but I respect and acknowledge their talent and influence.

 57 
 on: August 29, 2014, 06:10:52 PM 
Started by Dcazz - Last post by Dcazz
A coworker of mine is a neighbor of Eddie Mottau's son who lives here in N.H. I understand Eddie played guitar session work for John's Walls and bridges and Rock n' Roll albums. He has expressed interest in selling an autograph with art on it that John gave him at one of the sessions. Any ideas about how to value this and where to start?



Pretty good!

 58 
 on: August 29, 2014, 04:10:54 PM 
Started by Badgirl66 - Last post by oldbrownshoe
The bonus tracks on Wonderwall look interesting.

I take it that 'In The First Place' was the Remo Four song that first came out in the 1990s.

'Almost Shankara' I've never heard of, and, what's this (?!?!?!), 'THE INNER LIGHT'?
Could it be a demo for the (fantastic) Beatles song?

 59 
 on: August 29, 2014, 03:44:07 PM 
Started by Badgirl66 - Last post by Badgirl66
Wonderwall Music

1. Microbes
2. Red lady too
3. Tabla and pakavaj
4. In the park
5. Drilling a home
6. Guru vandana
7. Greasy legs
8. Ski-ing
9. Gat kirwani
10. Dream scene
11. Party seacombe
12. Love scene
13. Crying
14. Cowboy music
15. Fantasy sequins
16. On the bed
17. Glass box
18. Wonderwall to be here
19. Singing om
Bonus Tracks
20. In the first place
21. Almost shankara
22. The inner light


Electronic Sound

 

1. Under the mersey wall
2. No time or space

All Things Must Pass(DOUBLE ALBUM)2001 Version but with B/W Cover




Living In The Material World


1. Give me love (give me peace on earth)
2. Sue me, sue you blues
3. The light that has lighted the world
4. Don't let me wait too long
5. Who can see it
6. Living in the material world
7. The lord loves the one (that loves the lord)
8. Be here now
9. Try some buy some
10. The day the world gets 'round
11. That is all
Bonus Tracks
12. Deep blue
13. Miss O'Dell
14. Bangla desh


Dark Horse

 

1. Hari's on tour (express)
2. Simply shady
3. So sad
4. Bye bye love
5. Maya love
6. Ding dong, ding dong
7. Dark horse
8. Far east man
9. It is 'he' (jai sri krishna)

Bonus Tracks
10. I don't care anymore
11. Dark horse

Extra Texture

 


1. You
2. The answer's at the end
3. This guitar (can't keep from crying)
4. Ooh baby (you know that I love you)
5. World of stone
6. A bit more of you
7. Can't stop thinking about you
8. Tired of midnight blue
9. Grey cloudy lies
10. His name is legs (ladies and gentleman)
Bonus Tracks
11. This guitar (can't keep from crying)


and DVD??

 60 
 on: August 29, 2014, 07:59:05 AM 
Started by Badgirl66 - Last post by oldbrownshoe
I've just spotted the magic words.....'Each album will also be released individually'.
I'll be down for the first two.

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