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March 24th, 2008 03:00 PM
Jeff Mason Not Can, Jason?
March 24th, 2008 03:09 PM
halleluwah
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Not Can, Jason?
DON'T MOCK ME, MASON!


Oh, I love the Can without a doubt. But there is the whole 'what I love best' vs. 'what is objectively best' argument going on there. Like, Tago Mago has a full half-hour where the band just makes your basic avant-garde 'fart noises' music (those sections have their moments that are really cool, but they also have a lot of moments that just consist of Damo Suzuki burbling his finger across his lips like a 5-year-old). I happen to love the rest of the album enough to still call it a favorite, but I just can't consider calling anything with "Peking O" on it the greatest of all time. (I WILL stick to my guns and call "Halleluwah" the single greatest extended track in rock history, but that's a given.) Really, nearly all their albums have sections like that, just usually shorter.

Have you ever listened to any Can, Jeff? Given your affection for 70s Miles Davis, you might actually dig some of their stuff; they operated in a very similar manner in regards to how they made their records.
March 24th, 2008 03:10 PM
Jeff Mason The only place I have even ever heard of them is in your posts and I know nothing about them save that you love them and Andy thinks you love them too much.
March 24th, 2008 03:14 PM
Fancy Lad
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The only place I have even ever heard of them is in your posts and I know nothing about them save that you love them and Andy thinks you love them too much.


Dude, given that you love electric Miles and the Velvets so much, Can is for you.
March 24th, 2008 03:22 PM
halleluwah
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Jeff Mason wrote:
The only place I have even ever heard of them is in your posts and I know nothing about them save that you love them and Andy thinks you love them too much.
I think you'd dig, at least some of it. I don't know anybody, myself included, who actually loves everything Can ever did. I've been meaning to start a Can thread for a while, but unfortunately all of my CDs from them are kind of lent out to somebody who has not returned them yet. When I get them back, I might do some uploading and essayin'.
March 24th, 2008 03:25 PM
Jason Penick Quadrophenia for me. Next to Pet Sounds, the most personal album of my youth.
March 24th, 2008 03:41 PM
MoogDroog
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halleluwah wrote:
I think you'd dig, at least some of it. I don't know anybody, myself included, who actually loves everything Can ever did. I've been meaning to start a Can thread for a while, but unfortunately all of my CDs from them are kind of lent out to somebody who has not returned them yet. When I get them back, I might do some uploading and essayin'.



That would be very cool. I used to be really into them but have majorly drifted to the point where i can barely remember which tunes are on which albums. It'd be cool to have another "Can phase" where they're all i listen to for a few weeks on end
March 24th, 2008 03:42 PM
halleluwah
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MoogDroog wrote:



That would be very cool. I used to be really into them but have majorly drifted to the point where i can barely remember which tunes are on which albums. It'd be cool to have another "Can phase" where they're all i listen to for a few weeks on end
Awesome. I'll see if I can get that stuff back soon.
March 24th, 2008 03:58 PM
Fancy Lad
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halleluwah wrote:
I'll see if I can get that stuff back soon.


Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha aha uha uhuh uhuh huh huh huh wha gippff snorrt.

She's prolly in Mex'co now, using your Can discs as tan reflectors. You poor clod.
March 24th, 2008 04:10 PM
Jeff Mason This makes me wish I could go to my reunion to see this type of dialogue in person. Alas, it's not likely. Maybe we will still go to Oklahoma another day. The allure of Springfield is still strong.
March 24th, 2008 04:15 PM
halleluwah
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Jeff Mason wrote:
The allure of Springfield is still strong.
Wow. First time I think I've ever heard anybody say that. I mean, I know they probably make it look like it's NOT just a backwards shithole town in their Chamber of Commerce brochures, but I'm not sure how accurate a reflection that is...
March 24th, 2008 04:17 PM
Jeff Mason Hey, my dad and I had a GREAT lunch there in 1993 when he took me to move to Ohio for grad school. He had wanted to see Bass Pro Shops for years.
March 24th, 2008 04:26 PM
halleluwah
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Hey, my dad and I had a GREAT lunch there in 1993 when he took me to move to Ohio for gread school. He had wanted to see Bass Pro Shops for years.
Depends on what you're looking for, I guess. When the biggest attraction a city has is a big warehouse full of stuffed bears and really overpriced fishing equipment, it's sort of depressing. Not that I'm entirely against Bass Pro or anything, but it's a little sad to me that it's all the town has going for it. As far as any real culture goes, we're pretty dead. I took an African American studies course about five or so years ago, and the professor told us that statistically, for a city of our population, Springfield is something like the sixth most exclusively caucasian city in the whole world. It's like watching a neverending episode of Leave It To Beaver when you drive down the street; nothing but honkies as far as the eye can see. We DO have more Chinese restaurants per square mile than any city in the nation, though. And a few of them are actually pretty decent.
March 24th, 2008 04:29 PM
Bubba Ho-Tep
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halleluwah wrote:
We DO have more Chinese restaurants per square mile than any city in the nation, though. And a few of them are actually pretty decent.


Where is this wonderous place you speak of?!?! You have just found my Achille's Heel! Pass the Peking Spare-Ribs and Snow Chicken! Feets, don't fail me now!
March 24th, 2008 04:34 PM
MoogDroog (Jason - if your Can discs are indeed south of the border, let me know and i can up them for you, if you wanna start a thread. Or - hey - if you just wanna listen to them again!)
March 24th, 2008 04:55 PM
Fancy Lad
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halleluwah wrote:
Not that I'm entirely against Bass Pro or anything


Ah, yes: the dead zoo.



When stuffed bears attack.





March 24th, 2008 05:52 PM
Leo K Looks as if I'm the only one to vote for Love You.

March 24th, 2008 06:01 PM
Beckner
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We DO have more Chinese restaurants per square mile than any city in the nation


You obviously have not been to Glen Burnie. There's more crab rangoon here than there are citizens.
March 24th, 2008 06:13 PM
Jon
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I WILL stick to my guns and call "Halleluwah" the single greatest extended track in rock history, but that's a given.


TOTAL given.

Jeff, I think you need to hear Can -- get "Tago Mago" or "Soundtracks" or "Ege Bamyasi" or "Monster Movie." Probably in that order.
March 25th, 2008 02:06 AM
halleluwah
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TOTAL given.

Jeff, I think you need to hear Can -- get "Tago Mago" or "Soundtracks" or "Ege Bamyasi" or "Monster Movie." Probably in that order.
And Future Days. I was thinking of putting up Ege Bamyasi first, since in addition to being probably the most immediately palatable album of theirs, it also starts out with "Pinch," which is probably the most electric Miles-sounding song they ever did. I think it would be the best shot at getting somebody immediately hooked on them; Tago Mago can be pretty rough going at spots, especially to the uninitiated, and I've seen Mooney's voice turn off a lot of people if they're not into it yet (I love him, but apparently he's fairly hated by many).
March 25th, 2008 08:54 AM
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March 31st, 2008 09:40 AM
IanWagner Who's Next is the Record Room Best Album Of The 70's. Pretty safe, boring choice, but oh well!
March 31st, 2008 09:47 AM
hrtshpdbox
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IanWagner wrote:
Who's Next is the Record Room Best Album Of The 70's.

I didn't vote yet, though! Recount, recount! (I'm just waiting for Darkness to magically appear where Born To Run is, or something like that).
March 31st, 2008 10:20 AM
Rob
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hrtshpdbox wrote:

I didn't vote yet, though! Recount, recount! (I'm just waiting for Darkness to magically appear where Born To Run is, or something like that).


No. I've only just voted. London Calling from this list. But given a free choice I'd have chosen Hunky Dory.
March 31st, 2008 10:24 AM
Jeff Mason
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IanWagner wrote:
Who's Next is the Record Room Best Album Of The 70's. Pretty safe, boring choice, but oh well!


Well, while it wasn't the one I voted for (I picked Rumours), "pretty safe" and "boring" is accurate for me at least and maybe others here too, so that may be reflective of us as a whole.
March 31st, 2008 10:32 AM
Summ-a-Briz The Who are a 60s band. Even Who's Next is a late flowering of the 60s.
I would say any best of the 70s has to have Mr. Eno on it!
March 31st, 2008 10:32 AM
hrtshpdbox
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Jeff Mason wrote:
..."pretty safe" and "boring" is accurate for me at least and maybe others here too, so that may be reflective of us as a whole.

March 31st, 2008 10:40 AM
IanWagner
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Jeff Mason wrote:


Well, while it wasn't the one I voted for (I picked Rumours), "pretty safe" and "boring" is accurate for me at least and maybe others here too, so that may be reflective of us as a whole.


Ahh, it's a cool album, but even for a Who LP, it's not the best on the list.
March 31st, 2008 10:59 AM
Jeff Mason Hey, I voted the Mac. I can't think of an album that screams "70s" more than Rumours...
March 31st, 2008 11:25 AM
Bubba Ho-Tep Are you kidding? I mean, 'Who's Next' is a rock and roll landmark. Is there one of us who has not leaped off a coffee table doing a windmill during that chord in "Won't Get Fooled Again"? It's been pastuerized by radio and TV, it's been turned into a backdrop for truck commericals and spicy brown mustard, but it's still a monumental achievement. Don't let the media get between you and a goddamn great album. The words "Who's Next" and "boring" shouldn't even appear in the same paragraph. It pisses me off that the fucking Who, the same Who who smash shit, destroy hotels, drive cars into pools, punch each other out, and drop dead at 60 from a night of cocaine and whores, can be considered "safe" and "boring" in this day in age. WHAT THE FUCK?!?!
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