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Posts tagged music
Today’s Daily Dose of the Dead is Hell in a Bucket from the Philadelphia Civic Convention Hall Auditorium on April 19, 1984. This is a very good version of what to me was a mostly so-so song. Bobby suffers from a bit of scratchy throat syndrome but makes it thru ok. My friend Dr. Brown was talking about this run of two shows just the other week so I thought I would use this version.
The music is credited to both Bob Weir and Brent Mydland and the song was released on the album In the Dark in which was released in July 1987 some four years after its debut in May 1983 at the Greek in Berkeley. 1984 produced some excellent shows and the two at this venue were pretty good. The full set-list can be viewed here. Folks were said to have scaled an outer wall to get in without tickets.
The lyrics are attributed to John Barlow but there seemed to be heavy contributions from weir himself and some minor alterations by Gerrit Graham and Steven Finney. I always thought these lyrics were the most un-grateful dead lyrics I ever heard and added to my general dislike of the song most days. God knows what the heck they were thinking about when they penned this one!
"Ahh miss sweetie little soft-core pretender, Somehow baby got hard as it gets. With her black leather chrome spiked suspenders
And her chair and her whip and her pets”
the feelies play david bowie in something wild
Death - Defensive Personalities
St. Stephen rolls through the ages…..1977 Winterland
On February 25th, ATO Records will release Overstep, Phish bassist Mike Gordon’s fourth solo studio album (joining 2003’s Inside In, 2008’s The Green Sparrow, and 2010’s Moss).
Most artists have a fixed ritual or routine that they rely on to inspire their efforts from concept to fruition. Gordon tends to establish general goals, and then eschew routines for creative experiments. One of his goals for Overstep was to trust himself to relinquish control, which he accomplished by sharing songwriting duties with guitarist and longtime collaborator Scott Murawski (who also tackles lead vocals on three of the album’s eleven tracks), and by handing over the producing reins for the first time in his solo career to Paul Q. Kolderie (Radiohead, Uncle Tupelo, Pixies). Gordon invited a few new players into his sandbox, including legendary drummer Matt Chamberlain (Jon Brion, Fiona Apple), who fleshed out previously-recorded drum machine parts on actual drums.
The result is a diverse but tightly knit family of sturdy rock numbers that manages to sound grounded but sophisticated at the same time, and raw but carefully considered. Overstep’s opening track “Ether,” which begins as distant industrial noise that’s gradually replaced by lush guitars and welcoming vocal harmonies, serves as an invitation to the listener to set aside current preoccupations and come along for a 49-minute “reality check.” Gordon draws inspiration from an astonishing variety of sources, from the natural world to the emotional world to his often persistent visions. Like Gordon himself, the album is full of contradictions, juxtapositions, and surprises - which is exactly what his fans expect.
Mike Gordon will celebrate the release of Overstep with a North American headline tour that will kick off at the Westcott Theatre in Syracuse, NY on February 28. The run will include shows at New York City’s Webster Hall (March 1), the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles (March 17) and the historic Fillmore in San Francisco (March 18). The bassist/vocalist will be joined on the road by his band – Scott Murawski (guitar), Craig Myers (percussion), Tom Cleary (keyboards) and Todd Isler (drums). A new repertoire is augmented by hints of secret synesthetic mad scientist gadgetry on and around the stage.
The Ink Spots - “We’ll Meet Again”
21:38// Turns out “The Ink Spots” covered Vera Lynn’s song & have performed with Ella Fitzgerald. Small world.
You & Eye - David Byrne
Blank Frank | Brian Eno
He’s on the menu on the table. He’s the knife and he’s the waiter.
HERBIE HANCOCK. ROCK IT. DISCODROID. SOME ELECTRIC BOOOGALOOOO! GET DOWN. FEAST BABIES. MARY, GLITZ AND FRANK THAT MEANS YOU!
Woohoo! Love this!