There wasn't a Guy Clark thread. So I figured.
― Big King Buggle Sprayer (╓abies), Saturday, 10 October 2009 12:21 (3 years ago) Permalink
I haven't been able to properly digest the new album but it's pleasing me greatly so far.
― Big King Buggle Sprayer (╓abies), Saturday, 10 October 2009 12:22 (3 years ago) Permalink
Great to have a Guy Clark thread. Old No. 1, Dublin Blues and Boats to Build all stay in the rotation here. And speaking of Dublin Blues...
― that's not my post, Sunday, 11 October 2009 03:26 (3 years ago) Permalink
Been drinking my morning coffee to Old No. 1 lately, a great if not perfect record for this. The needle's jumping on Rita Ballou and Texas - 1947 pretty bad which is bummin me out.
Becoming a fan of the new record the more I absorb it:
Good all the way through to my ears so far, Coat is becoming a real favorite of mine.
― retrovaporized nebulizer (╓abies), Friday, 8 January 2010 18:01 (3 years ago) Permalink
This guy grows on me more every year.
― Trip Maker, Friday, 8 January 2010 18:07 (3 years ago) Permalink
just got a sealed copy of old no. 1 for $5.
― figuratively, but in a very real way (amateurist), Friday, 8 January 2010 20:44 (3 years ago) Permalink
desperados waiting for a train is so gorgeous
― jealous ones sb (M@tt He1ges0n), Friday, 8 January 2010 20:47 (3 years ago) Permalink
Loving Old No. 1 tonight..
― not everything is a campfire (ian), Sunday, 27 February 2011 02:09 (2 years ago) Permalink
she ain't goin nowhere she's just leavin iirc.
― not everything is a campfire (ian), Saturday, 19 March 2011 00:25 (2 years ago) Permalink
^You are correct, sir.
At his best, he's so great. (Most of Old No. 1 and Dublin Blues, about half of Texas Cookin' and Boats to Build Almost all the rest of the time, he's at or near his worst. I think I jumped off the boat (relatively late) with Cold Dog Soup. Is there anything since that's worth hearing?
Funny, when he was a young man he wrote great songs about old men. In middle age he wrote great songs about not aging gracefully. Now he's getting to be probably the age of the characters in "Let Him Roll" and "Desperadoes" (if not quite the gunfighter in "Texas, 1947"), what's he up to?
― relentlessly ugly frat hedonist retard anthems I have loved (staggerlee), Saturday, 19 March 2011 01:42 (2 years ago) Permalink
"Desperados" is really nice
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 19 March 2011 02:45 (2 years ago) Permalink
"The Randall Knife" is really nice
― yuoowemeone, Friday, 29 July 2011 09:56 (1 year ago) Permalink
― one dis leads to another (ian), Friday, 2 March 2012 21:19 (1 year ago) Permalink
L.A. Freeway is immense. Beautiful song.
Also, I know a dude who's done merch for Guy and he says if you can catch him live, do it, because he has a lot of health problems that are rapidly catching up with him (alcoholism, dementia, etc.).
― Everything You Like Sucks, Saturday, 3 March 2012 00:05 (1 year ago) Permalink
The South Coast of Texas isn't a bad record either, but Old No 1 unsurpassable. I need to hear Texas Cookin and the Self Titled. Sometimes I can't decide if he does his own songs better or if it's the people who covered them, like Townes, Willie or Jerry Jeff.. His Christmas eve performance on Heartworn Highways is classic.
― JacobSanders, Saturday, 3 March 2012 00:16 (1 year ago) Permalink
"I find comfort in courage and bottles of whiskey" I love this old dog.
― Mule, Monday, 21 May 2012 18:18 (1 year ago) Permalink
This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark topped my Nashville Scene ballot; here's comments from that and Rolling Country 2012: With a sharp, springy, never showy house band, led by a ditto vocalist always ready for non-pushy duet duty, the Guy Clark tribute mostly accentuates raging or talking back to or riding out or getting the hell out of the way of or otherwise dealing with the dying of the light, to the extent anyone can. All in the commons, and the details of each lot. Clark's people got business to 'tend to. And no matter how mellow things may sometimes get, "son of a bitch's always bored me" is never too far away. (Track Seven: Willie Nelson nicely deflates the excess melodrama usually found in covers of "Waiting For Train" (yep, that moneyshot chorus), by taking the whole thing at a brisk, even business-like tempo, which actually makes it more affecting.)
― dow, Monday, 21 May 2012 18:28 (1 year ago) Permalink
only stumbling block/speed bump: Rodney Crowell, of all people (lonngg-time compadre of both Clarks)kicks things off rather distantly. Maybe he's thinking of times past? Just sounds distant, or not into it.
― dow, Monday, 21 May 2012 18:32 (1 year ago) Permalink
I haven't heard this. Will check it out promptly.
― Mule, Monday, 21 May 2012 18:35 (1 year ago) Permalink
digging into a bunch of guy records i've had but not listened to more than once or twice -- s/t, south coast of texas, and old friends. lots of great songs on here. some hokey silly stuff too but whatevs, i am down for wherever this guy wants to go.
― i guess i'd just rather listen to canned heat? (ian), Saturday, 17 November 2012 04:04 (7 months ago) Permalink
― i guess i'd just rather listen to canned heat? (ian), Saturday, 17 November 2012 04:36 (7 months ago) Permalink
― i guess i'd just rather listen to canned heat? (ian), Wednesday, 6 February 2013 17:12 (4 months ago) Permalink