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Old 06-08-2013, 09:11 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Thanks Duga. As I think I mentioned I'm not looking to stray far, if at all, from my usual genres. This isn't a genre-busting or crossing exercise. What I'm looking to do is listen to albums which are considered classics and that I should really have heard.
Still, that's what we're suggesting to you. I'll offer a few more, though I'm not certain if you've heard them yet.

The Talking Heads - Remain in Light
Arcade Fire - Funeral
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:01 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Dude...no to Psychocandy? I'm just going to assume that there's something wrong with you ears.
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:35 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Title: Tres hombres
Artiste: ZZ Top
Year: 1973
Chronological position: Third album
Previous experience of this artiste: "Eliminator", "Afterburner", the Greatest Hits, "La futura" and some singles.
Why is this considered a classic? This was ZZ's breakthrough album (first time) and their first hit single, "La Grange" was on it

My thoughts
One minute (or thereabouts in) ---- Good, great, bad, meh, still waiting or other? Ger-eat!
One track in --- Great!
Halfway through --- Great!
Finished --- Great!

Comments: I'd love to tell you I was one of those people who was into ZZ at the start, long before they kicked the **** out of the charts with "Legs", "Gimme all your lovin'" etc and made having a beard cool and synonymous with sexy girls in leather minis (ahhh!) but no, I can't. Although I had heard "Tush" previously, and that only on the basis of wanting to know what the original sounded like having heard the Girlschool version, I knew nothing of the tres hombres prior to the explosion that was "Eliminator". I also got to hear Jesus just left Chicago, as it was the B-side of Tush, if I recall correctly. But now I can hear them in all their glory, before fame, before videos, before synthesisers and drum machines.

I did however know that ZZ were all about the blues, and this certainly shows on their third album, widely regarded I believe as one of their finest. Unknown Soldier, correct me if I'm wrong! This is just pure blues heaven all the way through, and while some of the tracks are a little weaker compared to giants like Jesus just left Chicago and La Grange it's a solid album with pretty much nothing on it I don't like.

Favourite track(s)
: Jesus just left Chicago, Hot blue and righteous, La Grange, Have you heard?, Move me on down the line
Least favourite track(s): Non Sequitor, Senor!

Final impression --- ZZ as they were meant to be, as they started out, before all this electronic nonsense made them pop stars. Ah yeah, I loved "Eliminator" but this is REAL music!

Do I feel, at the end, A) I wish I had listened to this sooner
B) I'm sorry I bothered
C) I might end up liking this
D) Have to wait and see

Definitely a big A!
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:06 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Cool sounding album eh! The sound of the band around this time is described usually as being boogie blues rather than a straight-up blues rock. ZZ Top were highly distinctive especially with Billy Gibbons' strangled sounded vocals. What's so good about Tres Hombres is that it was the album where the band finally released a studio record to match their live reputation.
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Which version of Tres Hombres did you listen to?

Up till 2006 you could only get the awful 80s remixed album on CD.
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Which version of Tres Hombres did you listen to?

Up till 2006 you could only get the awful 80s remixed album on CD.
Yeah it was the only one I could get. I tried for the original 73 version but no dice: none of the torrents would work. So I ended up getting the "expanded, remastered edition". Probably lost something there (the sound level was very low I thought), but still an excellent album, whatever version you listen to...
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:50 AM   #47 (permalink)
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Z.Z. Top scares the hell out of me.

They're scarier than psychotic circus clowns riding around in midget cars.

Scarier than truck stop waitresses with beehive hairdos and rhinestone studded eyeglasses.

Scarier than guys with snake tattoos all over their faces.

Okay... that's it... I've covered everything that scares me.
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Yeah it was the only one I could get. I tried for the original 73 version but no dice: none of the torrents would work. So I ended up getting the "expanded, remastered edition". Probably lost something there (the sound level was very low I thought), but still an excellent album, whatever version you listen to...
Oh you're OK then, the expanded remastered version IS the original 73 recordings.
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Z.Z. Top scares the hell out of me.

They're scarier than psychotic circus clowns riding around in midget cars.

Scarier than truck stop waitresses with beehive hairdos and rhinestone studded eyeglasses.

Scarier than guys with snake tattoos all over their faces.

Okay... that's it... I've covered everything that scares me.
You got a thing about beards? ZZ scary? Really? BOO!
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Maybe I should try the hat, shades, long beard combo.

You look at pictures of them from 30 years ago and they look exactly the same.
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