Quote: IanWagner wrote:
This one is very, very easily Stand By Your Man, the most soulful record of 1968. I'll start up with more detailed comments again on the next poll, Monday.
Yeah, when I listen to these, "is this better than Stand By Your Man?" is going to be my litmus test...but I doubt I'll find anything. That's a pretty tall order. Although if that song gets up to 7 votes before I've listened, I might just vote for Blue Cheer instead for the hell of it.
Are you still hanging with Dave? I keep half-expecting to see him sneak onto your computer and start posting as you in these threads, while we all wonder why you're suddenly proclaiming the Fifth Dimension to be "Fail."
Posted June 24th, 2011 08:32 PM IPFuck it, Classics IV - "Stormy", all the way. I doubt anyone else will have my back on this one, but to me it's one of the most satisfying pieces of music I've ever heard.
Posted June 24th, 2011 10:52 PM IPThis is the most competitive group so far. Taking a few more spins through before deciding. Loving the Spooky Tooth and also Sweet Inspirations, but the Stones, 5th D., Tammy, and the Dells are all in the running.
This set makes up a great mix CD for the car."This one...is this one"
Posted June 24th, 2011 11:34 PM IPStormy is a perfect 45, beautifully produced, great guitar licks, nice clean sax solo, soulful vibe, tasty organ riffs, great singing, the whole damn song just says hot summer nights...steely dan wishes they were this goodHistory Is Made At Night
Posted June 25th, 2011 11:04 AM IPPleasantly surprised at the love for Dennis Yost and gang here, all of those Classics IV platters are great, and his story, including his untimely, tragic demise, is one all should know.
But I can't get past the awesomeness of Stoned Soul Picnic here, and it gets my vote."This one...is this one"
Posted June 26th, 2011 09:44 AM IPBlue Cheer? Seriously? One of the bigger pieces of wank so far. They don't sing any of the 'adult' vocal parts so much of the comedy and fun and lightness and unrelenting cool of the original is gone, replaced by crappy vocals, shitty riffs and boring extended solos.
Posted June 26th, 2011 10:36 AM IPBlue Cheer are God. They were an amazing band. They invented heavy metal and grunge simultaneously by injecting 60's punk primitivity into their Cream-isms. Their first two albums are in my all-time list, for sure.
Their version of Summertime Blues is more important than Cochran's. Or The Who's.
Posted June 26th, 2011 10:51 AM IPHa! If you say so man, I'll check out them albums. But NOTHING is more important than Cochrans Summertime Blues. It's something else."Nick is the Mode guy. Jon is the Duran guy."
Posted June 26th, 2011 10:58 AM IPShe sleeps with the covers down
Hopin' that somebody gets in
Doesn't matter what she does
She knows that she can't win
Oh, Susannah's gonna cry"Nick is the Mode guy. Jon is the Duran guy."
er says the person who was all over Hurdy Gurdy Man on the other poll!
Blue Cheer got my vote. Huuuuuuuuuuge influence on so many other bands, like Ian said. Mix Sabbath with Blue Cheer and you basically have grunge, which im well aware many of you hate. Huge influence on early 90s stoner rock scene as well. The riff in that song is just so primal and filthy that I don't understand how anyone can not be moved by it.
Posted June 26th, 2011 11:07 AM IPI remember the first time I saw the video for 'Summertime Blues'. It's on 'Beat Club' or something like that, and it's amazing. The drums sounded like they were going to come right through the fucking TV. Hypnotic. Our Band could be Your Life.
Posted June 26th, 2011 11:10 AM IPThere are a million incredible 50's rock records, of which Summertime Blues is only one. There is only one record in 1968 like Blue Cheer's take. Way, way heavier than Deep Purple or Vanilla Fudge. Every time I play Vincebus Eruptum, Becky asks "Is this The White Stripes?". If Stand By Your Man wasn't on here, woulda had my vote.
Quote: IanWagner wrote:
There are a million incredible 50's rock records, of which Summertime Blues is only one. There is only one record in 1968 like Blue Cheer's take. Way, way heavier than Deep Purple or Vanilla Fudge. Every time I play Vincebus Eruptum, Becky asks "Is this The White Stripes?". If Stand By Your Man wasn't on here, woulda had my vote.
Thing is, there isn't only one record like BC's Summertime Blues in 68 - they did Just a Little Bit in that year too which is even more brutal! Was that a single? I hope so!