Best Lee Hazlewood LP

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Standing on the corner with a raggedi-old suitcase by my side
Waiting for a Greyhound bus to come along so I can hook a ride
Gonna go as far as 14 dollars will take a fool like me
Gotta find a place where I can hide, you know I must forget Marie
Marie

I'm standing on the corner feeling raindrops raise tears down my face
Try and losers tears and knowing that I never should have run the race
Never should have let her built a house of love, it's falling in on me
Gotta find a place where I can hide, you know I must forget Marie
Marie

oscar, Wednesday, 25 August 2010 21:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

shakey, you'll love 13. it's his funk/soul record. horns and heavy drums

jaxon, Wednesday, 25 August 2010 21:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

13 is the last album I've heard. Is any after worthwhile?

Poet, Fool or Bum. A House Safe for Tigers
I think A House Safe For Tigers is his last great record. I like some of Back On The Streets, but not all. The rest are patchy, saved only because they are Hazlewood records.

Have you heard the version on "For Every Solution There's A Problem?" It doesn't have the manic bass line of the other version, but the guitar on this one is straight out of Link Wray.

Yeah, that's the other version. Equally great, in it's own way.

chromecassettes, Wednesday, 25 August 2010 21:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

shakey, you'll love 13. it's his funk/soul record. horns and heavy drums

ooh!

bring me your finest milksteak and a side of jellybeans (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 25 August 2010 21:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

"Easy and me and some other guy" kills me every time I hear/think/say it.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 25 August 2010 21:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

I haven't heard all of his albums, but would be very surprised if there would be better than 'Cowboy In Sweden'.

zeus, Wednesday, 25 August 2010 21:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

lol this album is rigoddamndiculous

bring me your finest milksteak and a side of jellybeans (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 25 August 2010 22:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

Cowboy in Sweden squeaks past Requiem for me. 13 is horrible, IMO, especially the dud butchering of "I Move Around."

Doctor Madame Frances Experimento LLC (SNM), Wednesday, 25 August 2010 23:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

I don't like the arrangements on "13", songs are good. My favourite albums are "Cowboy in Sweden" and "Love and Other Crimes", but then they have some of the same songs on them - "Cowboy" is a sort of compilation after all? All of the albums I've heard have good bordering on great things on them, tho some of the early albums are a bit sketchy and demo-like.

It dreamed to Tom D. of the Caucasus (Tom D.), Thursday, 26 August 2010 08:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

"Back On The Street Again" has "Rider On A White Horse", which is awesome... and "Your Thunder And Your Lightning", "Dolly And Hawkeye" and the title track are almost as good

It dreamed to Tom D. of the Caucasus (Tom D.), Thursday, 26 August 2010 09:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

can't really fathom a hazlewood fan bein down on thirteen, great songs on that one

bear, bear, bear, Thursday, 26 August 2010 10:08 (4 years ago) Permalink

... but not very good arrangements

It dreamed to Tom D. of the Caucasus (Tom D.), Thursday, 26 August 2010 10:08 (4 years ago) Permalink

not fr everyone i guess, but trx 2 and 3 are pretty prime lee fr me

bear, bear, bear, Thursday, 26 August 2010 10:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

Didn't even know this existed. Never seen a copy.

It dreamed to Tom D. of the Caucasus (Tom D.), Thursday, 26 August 2010 10:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

"Cowboy" is a sort of compilation after all?

all albums are compilations of a sort, really. These versions are re-recordings. Hazlewood re-did many of his songs on different albums. 13 is a good example of this.

chromecassettes, Thursday, 26 August 2010 11:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

In the beginning there was nothing
but it was kind of fun watching nothing grow

You came walkin' into my life
Carryin' your own dreams
You could've been
Yeah, you could've been good
Then why were you so goddamn mean
But till you I never had any fun But I'm sure glad I never
Ain't you glad I never
Be glad I never owned a gun

textbook blows on the head (dowd), Thursday, 26 August 2010 11:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

all albums are compilations of a sort, really. These versions are re-recordings. Hazlewood re-did many of his songs on different albums. 13 is a good example of this.

They aren't re-recordings though, they're exactly the same. Also, was "For a Day Like Today" actually a Suzi-Jane Hokom single?

It dreamed to Tom D. of the Caucasus (Tom D.), Thursday, 26 August 2010 11:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

"Cowboy In Sweden" was the soundtrack to a film, I'm pretty sure he used old recordings alongside newer material

It dreamed to Tom D. of the Caucasus (Tom D.), Thursday, 26 August 2010 11:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

Didn't even know this existed. Never seen a copy.

I think it was some kind of Rhino Handmade type deal originally. I have it, and it's pretty great. (Also $15 cheaper on amazon UK.) Voting for Trouble, though.

Jeff VoiVoderen is K├Ârgull the Interventionator (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 26 August 2010 11:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

He's such a good speaker too - I love the storytelling moments on Trouble... almost as much as the songs. I could listen tohours of that stuff.

textbook blows on the head (dowd), Thursday, 26 August 2010 11:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

Checking track listings, there's actually only one song from "Love and Other Crimes" (I thought there was more) on "Cowboy In Sweden", and two from "Forty"

It dreamed to Tom D. of the Caucasus (Tom D.), Thursday, 26 August 2010 11:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

He's such a good speaker too - I love the storytelling moments on Trouble... almost as much as the songs. I could listen tohours of that stuff.

i saw him once, and the rambling introductions were as entrancing and musical as the songs. interrupting a story about a house safe for tigers with, -man i made some great movies, or dedicating one of the slow ones to the journalists - and their mothers - if they have mothers

schlump, Thursday, 26 August 2010 11:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

"Cowboy", and the movie is wonderful!

Telephoneface (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 26 August 2010 12:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

Telephoneface (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 26 August 2010 12:20 (4 years ago) Permalink

Had to go for Trouble, but there's so much great stuff here. Also bloody loads of stuff I haven't heard yet, too (curse these prolific people).

emil.y, Thursday, 26 August 2010 12:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

haven't we done this poll before? i remember rambling on about how great Love & Other Crimes was on some thread or other. anyway, that again.

zappi, Thursday, 26 August 2010 12:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

"Cowboy In Sweden" was the soundtrack to a film, I'm pretty sure he used old recordings alongside newer material
Hmm, you may be right. OK. Cowboy is disqualified!

haven't we done this poll before? i remember rambling on about how great Love & Other Crimes was on some thread or other. anyway, that again.

I couldn't find a LH poll. I'd like to see it though.

chromecassettes, Thursday, 26 August 2010 12:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

Sooner or later / we all make the little flowers grow

She Got the Shakes, Thursday, 26 August 2010 14:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

what is this film y'all are ref'ing

bring me your finest milksteak and a side of jellybeans (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 26 August 2010 15:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

"Cowboy In Sweden"!

It dreamed to Tom D. of the Caucasus (Tom D.), Thursday, 26 August 2010 15:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

dedicating one of the slow ones to the journalists - and their mothers - if they have mothers

haha, i love that. he wrote some great liner notes, too!

dell (del), Thursday, 26 August 2010 15:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

wish I could find at least half of these. Of the ones I've heard, its close between Trouble is a Lonesome Town and Cowboy in Sweden. Have yet to hear an album by this guy that I didn't like tbh

Shakey OTM!

sharkless dick stick (Abbbottt), Thursday, 26 August 2010 15:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

the rhino 3 cd seal "Strung Out on Something New" has 3 of his mid to late sixties albums in their entirety plus various singles and production work he did for others
well worth getting if you can find it. One track, Guitar On My Mind - DUANE & MIRIAM EDDY, is very much a proto-Some Velvet Morning.

buzza, Thursday, 26 August 2010 16:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

er, "deal"

buzza, Thursday, 26 August 2010 16:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

researching a bit I see there are a couple compilations also titled Love & Other Crimes compilation out there. This is the actual, original LP's tracklist (the original, the one I have and the one that appears on Strung Out On Something New) :

Love and Other Crimes
Morning Dew
She Comes Running
Rosacoke Street
She's Funny That Way
The House Song
Wait and See
Forget Marie
Pour Man
Love and Other Crimes (Reprise)

chromecassettes, Friday, 27 August 2010 13:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

Greenwich Village Folk Song Salesman


Nancy: Greenwich?
Lee: I dunno, I didn't write it...

OK, I'm a sucker for this sort of thing...

Mark G, Friday, 27 August 2010 13:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

wait & see's such a stone cold classic

schlump, Friday, 27 August 2010 14:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 days!

chromecassettes, Sunday, 29 August 2010 13:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 30 August 2010 23:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Tuesday, 31 August 2010 23:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

as predicted!
Not bad, though I don't rate Trouble as high as that. It's good, but there are better (Lee Hazlewoodism, Something Special, The Very Special World, and A House Safe For Tigers to name four.

I voted for Love & Other Crimes.

chromecassettes, Wednesday, 1 September 2010 00:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

man, this guy's vinyl got so expensive. i wanted to get a copy of trouble for someone for christmas.

inimitable bowel syndrome (schlump), Thursday, 14 October 2010 12:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah it's crazy, was just looking on ebay the other day

just sayin, Thursday, 14 October 2010 12:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

Love that Poet, Fool or Bum ad. I was looking through some late 60s/early 70s Rolling Stones recently and there are so many ads in that vein - large type, portentous message, a degree of assumed insider knowledge. It's a style of advertising that's completely outdated, never to return.

Missed this poll but would have voted Requiem. Love the spoken word interludes. I interviewed him in 2002 and it was such a buzz to hear him use pretty much exactly the same tone of voice. He also made quite a dent in a bottle of whisky and a packet of Marlboro Reds.

The baby boomers have defined everything once and for all (Dorianlynskey), Thursday, 14 October 2010 14:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

I was looking through some late 60s/early 70s Rolling Stones recently and there are so many ads in that vein - large type, portentous message, a degree of assumed insider knowledge. It's a style of advertising that's completely outdated, never to return.

yes, great observation! those are the best

interviewed him in 2002 and it was such a buzz to hear him use pretty much exactly the same tone of voice. He also made quite a dent in a bottle of whisky and a packet of Marlboro Reds.

how cool. he is one person i wish i had gotten to meet!

dude (del), Thursday, 14 October 2010 14:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

never saw this footage before with lee and studio dudes doing 2 love and other crimes tunes

http://www.ina.fr/art-et-culture/musique/video/I00006088/lee-hazlewood-en-studio.fr.html

buzza, Friday, 11 February 2011 23:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

omg that is so fucking cool, thank you for posting that!!

dell (del), Friday, 11 February 2011 23:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

thta's james burton, hal blaine and other wrecking crew guys, right??

buzza, Friday, 11 February 2011 23:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i reckon so

really cool to see them feeling out the arrangements

dell (del), Friday, 11 February 2011 23:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

thanks buzza

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 11 February 2011 23:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

buzza, Monday, 7 May 2012 06:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

I picked up the vinyl of this on Record Store Day and it's stunning throughout. I only knew Hazelwood's most famous work (like the Poet, Fool or Bum upthread implies) but this has opened a whole 'nother world.

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Monday, 7 May 2012 14:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

i have to get that, a lot of things i haven't heard.
you guys see this? pretty entertaining, verite-style doc of lee and nancy in vegas, 1973.
http://doomandgloomfromthetomb.tumblr.com/post/21980153650/lee-hazlewood-nancy-sinatra-live-in-las-vegas

tylerw, Monday, 7 May 2012 14:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

they were sold out of the recent comp at Aquarius BAH

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 7 May 2012 15:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

!!!

WANT

giallo pudding pops (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 2 August 2012 23:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

F*U*C*K Y*E*A*H!

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 2 August 2012 23:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 3 August 2012 00:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

what do you guys think of the tracklist for light in the attic's Lhi Years: Singles Nudes & Backsides 1968-71

1. Califia (Stone Rider) 2:47
2. The Bed 2:41
3. Sleep In The Grass 3:21
4. Leather And Lace 3:07
5. If It's Monday Morning 4:01
6. The Night Before 3:18
7. Bye Babe 3:38
8. Victims Of The Night 2:38
9. Chico 2:41
10. Hey Cowboy 3:21
11. No Train To Stockholm 2:22
12. Won't You Tell Your Dreams 3:56
13. Nobody Like You 2:56
14. Trouble Maker 2:31
15. What's More I Don't Need Her 3:36
16. Come On Home To Me 3:01
17. I Just Learned To Run

mizzell, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 18:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have been meaning to buy this since it came out - a fair amount of it (a third?) is unfamiliar to me

Shameful Dead Half Choogle (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 22 August 2012 18:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nobody Like You is amazing. And I guess Califia was the A side to that single. The rest of the best stuff is basically from other albums.

wk, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 18:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

a fair amount of it (a third?) is unfamiliar to me

yeah i was the same so i picked it up, all really good stuff

this is lol

buzza, Thursday, 23 August 2012 01:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

Regarding the poll I would have gone for Love and Other Crimes, it has an embarrassment of riches and most mere mortals would struggle to have such an abundance of great songs on a best of collection rather than an album. Every Time I listen to That Old Freight Train it reduces me to tears, its a fucking beautiful song.

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Saturday, 24 November 2012 23:41 (2 years ago) Permalink


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