my newest vinyl pickups.
revisionist podcast episode ii: double albums
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new bob dylan album, promo single duquesne whistle
great music playing applications
great double albums:
- blonde on blonde - bob dylan
- the basement tapes - bob dylan & the band
- the beatles - the beatles
- songs in the key of life - stevie wonder
- tusk - fleetwood mac
you don’t listen to music with your ears, you listen with your brain
well, it’s actually rolling stone’s reader poll, but still, it goes to show we’re not the only ones doing historical revisionism:
FYI here’s what i think should be the 10 greatest:
- relayer - yes
- the lamb lies down on broadway - genesis
- close to the edge - yes
- in the court of the crimson king - king crimson
- wish you were here - pink floyd
- selling england by the pound - genesis
- the wall - pink floyd
- fragile - yes
- the dark side of the moon - pink floyd
- scenes from a memory - dream theater
so this is a cool project: british newspaper the guardian has launched a project called “six songs of me” which seeks to map out what is the music that is important to people. you can see my playlist here, and make your own. remember, john cusack says it’s not what you are like, but what you like that’s important.
here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abIqkjmWW4s adrock claims the beastie boys were the first artist to be sued for sampling. i understand this is different, but still :\
DON’T PASS ME BY
first episode of the revisionist podcast, where i cover different versions of beatles songs.
hmm, now pizza hut using the black keys.
did ever a song both make AND break a band’s career like this one?
here are two duos that make me wish i had a sister i could harmonize with. there’s something special about great harmonies, and i believe it takes more than technical skill to get a great blend; it’s an almost alchemical matter of artistic chemistry. who instantly comes to mind are the beach boys, the everly brothers, simon & garfunkel, the beatles, gram parsons & emmylou harris. while these two groups don’t have the songs of these legends, they do have the chemistry.
i don’t really get this growing trend of using indie music to sell crap
revisionist mixtape no. 2: are these not important questions to be asked?
- could you be loved?; bob marley & the wailers
- why should i love you?; kate bush
- where is my mind?; pixies
- could i be falling in love; syl johnson
- what can i do for you?; bob dylan
- why don’t you write me; simon & garfunkel
- where did our love go; the supremes
- lord won’t you help me; sara watkins
- oh god, where are you now? (in pickeral lake? pigeon? marquette? mackinaw?); sufjan stevens
- how do you keep love alive; ryan adams & the cardinals
(tried to be rigorously accurate about whether or not the title originally contained a question mark or not, though in my opinion ALL these song titles SHOULD have question marks in them.)
new addition to my vinyl collection: bob dylan’s “john wesley harding”. dylan’s first post-motorcycle crash album was released during the height of flower power at the end of 1967, and yet finds him moving against the times towards a sparse rustic folk and country sound. it’s also notable for the significant biblical allusions littered throughout.
welcome to the revisionist blog, home of the revisionist podcast. i’m still working out the technical bits of that, so here’s a mixtape to hold you over until the first episode comes out, with songs about time and history.
time in a bottle
- where does the time go?; the innocence mission
- odds and ends; bob dylan & the band
- 1981; reclinerland
- time in a bottle; jim croce
- the wind; cat stevens
- older chests; damien rice
- the biggest thing that man has ever done; woodie guthrie
- pyramid song; radiohead
- tomorrow is a long time; zee avi