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thermocaster

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  1. I asked this years ago. I believe we determined that it was the demo song from either the Mellotron or the Chamberlain. I remember also hearing it in a golf apparel commercial starring Phil Mickelson in like 2008 or 2009.
  2. Check out Archive.org. That's where I get most of the recordings from that era.
  3. I'm not a Deadhead by any means, I barely have gotten into their stuff. I don't dislike it, I just haven't ever really gotten into it. I think CRB is a lot of fun and the songs are really enjoyable as long as you take them for what they are - sonic experiences and abstract imagery. If you're expecting something different than that, then I'd say the problem is you, not the writing. BTF/UTF had a lot of really excellent songs on it, I agree. It was a great middle-aged album, if that makes any sense. RR's stuff is also good, but very different. Reminds me of Stephen Stills' heavier solo work from the 70s. I'd probably still choose to go to a CRB show over an RR show if I had to make that choice, but I'm hoping to catch both this summer.
  4. Do it quickly though...that show keeps getting put up on YouTube and then pulled down, and then put up again. Rinse repeat.
  5. Thanks! I used a variety of different ones on each of the tracks. Some of them were tweaked filters in Logic, while some of them were using Ozone and a couple of other VSTs to modify the sounds on individual tracks. If there are any in particular that you're interested in, let me know and I can tell you.
  6. Thanks, I appreciate it! Let me know what you think
  7. My most recent album just got (self) released. I wrote a blog post about it: http://sportspolitik.com/2014/02/new-album-released-chrysalis/ That link has the iTunes and Amazon links. Here's the direct Spotify playlist, if you don't want to mess with the blog post: Galen Clavio – Chrysalis If you get a chance to listen, let me know what you think. Thanks.
  8. I was at both of them - they were indeed something to see. Saturday just shredded. Sunday was a fascinating tour through acoustic country blues.
  9. Someone posted a theory that it wasn't Tweedy talking about (or to) any one person, but that it was actually him talking to the mid-2000s United States, as a society. How the idea of society declining into the single-minded imperialism of WW2 Germany or Japan was just as possible now. Jeff addressing his country as a concerned lover, I guess.
  10. Ended up grabbing tickets for both nights at the Ryman. Anyone else going to be there?
  11. I have that same bootleg! The alternate take of Dancing With Mr D. is actually the one that made me think it was a decent song, after years of not liking it. It's faster and the riff is more...metallic? It works better for that song.
  12. I'ma stick up here a little bit for all three of the mid-70's albums. I used to feel the same way as many people do - that they represented the nadir of the Stones, that they're unlistenable, etc... But really, after years of listening to them on and off, they're good. Not great, by any means, but they're good. And taken out of the immediacy of critical reviews that occurred at the time, they're mostly fun and enjoyable. I think that's a huge problem with many different records over the years (not just the Stones' records) --- there's an important critical or cultural reason to HATE what the band has just done, and so the album gets stamped by critics a certain way, and that's just how it is, in perpetuity. Goat's Head Soup to me would be so much better if another song led it off, because DWMD, while interesting, is just so slow and murky. It kind of poisons the atmosphere of the album, even though the actual song itself is good. The only song on the whole album that is hard to listen to is Can You Hear The Music, and even that's more due to sounding really out of place than it being a bad song, per se. But it's not a terribly innovative album, and that was a first for them, so the critics looked at it as an obvious marking-time album. It's Only Rock & Roll suffers from the same lead song issue as Goat's Head Soup, and compounds it with a needless Temptations cover. After that, what's the problem? The title track, Time Waits, and Fingerprint File are all excellent. The rest of the songs are different, but not really bad. Black & Blue has a top 5 Rolling Stones guitar solo, three really entertaining guitar workouts, one good ballad, one average ballad, and a stinking reggae cover. Really, I don't think there was a Stones album that approached unlistenable until Undercover. And even that had a couple of decent highlights. But I'm willing to blame that (and Dirty Work and Steel Wheels) on 80s production values as much as the band.
  13. Hmmm.... - Sway - Gimme Shelter - Can't You Hear Me Knocking - Hand of Fate - Stray Cat Blues - Moonlight Mile - Torn and Frayed - Street Fighting Man - Happy - Shine a Light
  14. Rich Robinson deserves a mention. He's done some amazing rhythm work in his career, and (I think unfairly) gets overlooked for a variety of crappy reasons.
  15. She's Leaving Home. I'm actually shocked I haven't seen that mentioned yet in this thread (unless I missed it). Runner up would be "Good Night", I suppose.
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