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  • Re: iPod II--The Albums

    Beautiful as the lyrics are, Lennon - despite later demurrals - was writing about an LSD trip, so perhaps that was not their finest hour. Here's another:

    Elenor Rigby (Lennon/McCartney)

    Ah, look at all the lonely people
    Ah, look at all the lonely people

    Eleanor Rigby picks up the rice in the church where a wedding has been
    Lives in a dream
    Waits at the window, wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the door
    Who is it for?

    All the lonely people
    Where do they all come from ?
    All the lonely people
    Where do they all belong ?

    Father McKenzie writing the words of a sermon that no one will hear
    No one comes near.
    Look at him working. Darning his socks in the night when there's nobody there
    What does he care?

    All the lonely people
    Where do they all come from?
    All the lonely people
    Where do they all belong?

    Eleanor Rigby died in the church and was buried along with her name
    Nobody came
    Father McKenzie wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the grave
    No one was saved

    All the lonely people
    Where do they all come from?
    All the lonely people
    Where do they all belong?

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      >okay, what the hell is good about The Beatles?
      bad vocals skills, simple lyrics......<

      but the best popular music that has been written by anyone in the past 50 years. Nobody has equalled the sophistication of their music and the instrumentation that they brought to their recordings. Next to them, almost all rock music pales. They brought popular music to a new plane. Alas, they not proven to be the progenitors of a new generation of musicians. If you look carefully at the melodies and harmonies of what has followed them, you find few who ever approached their level of achievement and none who ever did so consistently.

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        >Gotta delurk for a shot at this one.

        Nirvana -- Nevermind

        It has already started. Cobain died on April 5, 1994 and this month's Spin devotes about half the mag to him because of the upcoming 10 year anniversary. I'm told that people of a certain vintage can tell you where they were and what they were doing on that date. tandfman, if you're out there, my guess is that you can't. Neither can I...

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          That's funny, should we feel sorry for him or something?

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            >That's funny, should we feel sorry for him or something?

            tandfman or Cobain? Quite frankly, knowing where you were on the day he died should not be something you should be admitting to anyone.

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            • Re: iPod II--The Albums

              This post is really by way of a response to Garry Hill's "unfortunate names" post:

              > This belongs on the iPod thread, but now that I think of it, I once had a vinyl by a Dick Hymans titled something like "Electric Eclectic"; one of the first exponents of the Moog, and early synthesizer. Very new-age like, even though it dated to the early '70s.

              And of course even the casual Beatles fan will know that 'Abbey Road', recorded on the cusp of the 1970s, is full of synthesizer. I think it puts the album at slightly higher risk of becoming a period piece, as compared to their lovely jangly guitar work of the mid-1960s -- mbeep beep yeah! So, a blasphemous thought: did the Beatles break up just in time?

              For compliance purposes, here is my list, in order of when they pop into my head, limit one album per artist.

              1. Beatles - Revolver (Love them all, but Pepper too melancholy; Abbey Road--Lennon was right--too rock-opera-ish; White Album, too solo)
              2. Elvis Costello - Get Happy!!
              3. Beck - Mutations
              4. Liz Phair - Whip Smart
              5. Dylan & the Band - Before the Flood
              6. Glenn Gould - Bach Italian Concerto
              7. Dave Brubeck Quartet - Jazz Impressions of the USA
              8. Graham Parker - Squeezing Out Sparks
              9. The OC - Mix 1
              10. Brian Wilson - Smile

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              • Re: iPod II--The Albums

                Not sure if my post was referencing this (which I had forgotten existed!) or iPod I, our longest thread ever. (thanks mjd)

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                  >iPod I, our longest thread ever.


                  Only because we don't have Renato Canova worshippers here.
                  There are no strings on me

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                  • Re: iPod II--The Albums

                    Did this just get moved from the current board? Only reason I ask is that the "latest post" time is out of order now(won't be anymore though).

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                      >the "latest post" time is out of order now


                      And that really drives you nuts, doesn't it?
                      :-P
                      There are no strings on me

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                      • Re: iPod II--The Albums

                        The Who--Who's Next
                        The Clash--London Calling
                        Public Enemy--Fear of a Black Planet
                        Explosions In The Sky--Friday Night Lights
                        Dropkick Murphys--Sing Loud, Sing Proud!
                        John Coltrane--Blue Train
                        Pink Floyd--The Wall
                        Derek and the Dominoes--Layla
                        Bob Dylan--Blonde on Blonde
                        and we can't forget:
                        The Beatles--Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

                        edited to make a change and to follow the rules. And gh, does jazz couint as classical?

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                          (although I
                          >listen to classical stations regularly I never know what the hell I'm listening
                          >to album-wise...what a jock, I guess)

                          And you guys have a really good classical station, the USC KMozart 105.1. Beats the drivel we have up here in the bay area. To be fair, I only listen to the radio in the car, and mostly, I couldn't hear an entire piece should KDFC deign to play it. Have to get them ads in! On trips, I take CDs, or listen to NPR, but with my luck, its usually car talk or Garrison.

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                            Trash KDFC all you like, but it's apparently the most successful classical music station in the country and has doubled its listenership since it went "classical light." I think we should be thankful for small favors and recognize that we have been able to actually retain a classical station, something which otherwise apparently wasn't going to happen

                            http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f ... BFH5O1.DTL

                            (note also explanation of why Met was dropped)

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                            • 1. Allman Brothers Band: Live at Fillmore East
                              2. Crosby Stills Nash and Young: Deja Vu
                              3. Santana: Abraxas
                              4. Stevie Ray Vaughan: Soul to Soul
                              5: Transiberian Orchestra: Christmas Eve and Other Stories (I'd rather have the box set)
                              6. Eric Clapton: The Blues (not a greatest hits CD)
                              7. Jimi Hendrix: Band of Jypsys
                              8. Jeff Beck: Blow by Blow
                              9. Jefferson Airplane: Volunteers
                              10. Easy Rider (Soundtrack)

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