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fringe on top is it, well done that cove

scott n. (scott n.), Wednesday, 27 November 2002 20:16 (11 years ago) Permalink

I'll agree with Eli as her best and most consistent record. Tendaberry and Christmas are nice too, and there are a few gems on Gonna Take a Miracle, but they're very uneven.

Also search: the Season of Lights live disc, if you can find it. I got mine as a Japanese bootleg.

Destroy: Mother's Spiritual, Walk the Dog and Light the Light, and the live album from the Bottom Line

Jody Beth Rosen (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 27 November 2002 20:22 (11 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...
New York Tendaberry is a rather beautiful record. Makes for great night-time music too.

pete s, Saturday, 14 February 2004 01:21 (10 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...
I've just put on 'new york tendaberry' fr the first time since I bought it about a year and a half ago (on ian macdonald's recommendation). and wow. it's night-time here.

cozen (Cozen), Tuesday, 9 March 2004 23:58 (10 years ago) Permalink

ah, lovely

mullygrubber (gaz), Wednesday, 10 March 2004 00:02 (10 years ago) Permalink

There's a tribute disk called Time and Love that I like too. Sobule, Jane Siberry, Phoebe Snow, Suzanne Vega, Roches, and more. I just recently re-discovered her and got a best-of (also called Time and Love The Essential Masters). I guess Eli and NY Tendaberry are next (and forget "surry" what's a tendaberry?)

nickn (nickn), Wednesday, 10 March 2004 05:33 (10 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...
The sun was setting over South London last night and my stereo was playing Nyro's version of "Up On The Roof" and it seemed so right and so damnably transcendent. Her final "roof" is like Gaudi's angel flying off from the top of the steeple.

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Wednesday, 5 April 2006 11:25 (8 years ago) Permalink

I've just heard her for the first time last week, and she's wonderful. So far I prefer the Brill pop-stuff to the later, more singer-songwritery material, but it's all good.

Chuck_Tatum (Chuck_Tatum), Wednesday, 5 April 2006 12:45 (8 years ago) Permalink

i will never forgive ally mcbeal for ruining "wedding bell blues" for me.

the man from mars won't eat up bars where the tv's on (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 5 April 2006 12:59 (8 years ago) Permalink

Where should a Todd Rundgren fan start with Laura Nyro albums, given his obsession with her back at the start of his solo career?

Lotta Continua (Damian), Wednesday, 5 April 2006 13:11 (8 years ago) Permalink

ELI

Tripmaker (SDWitzm), Wednesday, 5 April 2006 13:16 (8 years ago) Permalink

agreed

the man from mars won't eat up bars where the tv's on (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 5 April 2006 13:30 (8 years ago) Permalink

I thank you.

I knew you'd make it good someday, but you knew it anyway (Damian), Wednesday, 5 April 2006 13:32 (8 years ago) Permalink

you really can't go wrong with any Nyro album, including the ones that got ignored in the 70's (Mother's Spiritual and Smile)...what an amazing track record...Christmas and the Beads of Sweat features, in addition to Alice Coltrane, the Muscle Shoals studio band (on side one)...'97 was a sad, sad year, seeing the loss of both Nyro and her #1 fan, Epic Soundtracks...(all of whose work should be sought out by lovers of both Nyro and early Todd Rundgren)...and yes, her final LP, Angel In The Dark, is every bit as bewitching as her earliest work...honestly, you'd be hard-pressed to find an artist who spread such quality over 30 (plus/minus) years...

hank (hank s), Wednesday, 5 April 2006 14:45 (8 years ago) Permalink

you really can't go wrong with any Nyro album, including the ones that got ignored in the 70's (Mother's Spiritual and Smile)

mother's spiritual was '84. her other late '70s album was nested (which is worth owning for historical value, but you'll probably never listen to it).

the man from mars won't eat up bars where the tv's on (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 5 April 2006 15:01 (8 years ago) Permalink

it was all over when she moved to connecticut and started writing songs about "the trees."

the man from mars won't eat up bars where the tv's on (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 5 April 2006 15:02 (8 years ago) Permalink

I dunno...Pulp wrote a song about "the trees" and it was very good indeed...(Scott Walker produced it!)

Laura Nyro wrote one of my favorite sexual metaphors, on "Farmer Joe"...("I can't wait for your cornfields, baby, to grow")

hank (hank s), Wednesday, 5 April 2006 18:02 (8 years ago) Permalink

er, full title being "Once It Was Alright Now (Farmer Joe)"...ain't no way I'm gonna be wrong twice!

hank (hank s), Wednesday, 5 April 2006 18:05 (8 years ago) Permalink

i am quite fond of "gonna take a miracle", even though its all covers.

mts (theoreticalgirl), Wednesday, 5 April 2006 19:33 (8 years ago) Permalink

Whats the very first song (I think) on Nested, the one that has the line "Im a fucking mad scientist too..", thats a killer song.

Capt Trips, Wednesday, 5 April 2006 19:56 (8 years ago) Permalink

Love her line at the begining of the song " buy and sell "

Cocaine and quiet beers, sweet candy and caramels.

Also love Jackie Mittoo covering " Stoned soul piccnic "

lurk, Wednesday, 5 April 2006 21:55 (8 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

Laura's son:

http://www.myspace.com/giltakathoroughbred

Frogman Henry, Monday, 7 April 2008 23:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

that's real class the way he has (Laura Nyro's son) in his display name. the bredders onroad must be really impressed with that!

I like his SSP, not bad really.

How on earth did you find this?

Saxby D. Elder, Wednesday, 9 April 2008 23:56 (6 years ago) Permalink

someone linked it on the facebook group.

Frogman Henry, Thursday, 10 April 2008 03:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

"MTV's Fat Boys" ??

Frogman Henry, Thursday, 10 April 2008 11:47 (6 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

All of sudden, I've fallen in love with her. All I have is Gonna Take A Miracle and her version of The Bells is going to lull me to sleep tonight. I must find more of her records.

Jacob Sanders, Monday, 12 October 2009 03:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

They're not hard to find! The Stoned Soul Picnic comp was my basic intro to Laura Nyro, but I've since purchased all of the studio albums. They all have something to recommend them, so consistent was her (sporadic) career.

henry s, Monday, 12 October 2009 17:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

I bought "Smile" a long time ago at a flea market, and didn't really get it on the few listens I gave it. I really should give Nyro another chance.

Maybe I'll look for that compilation

Duke, Monday, 12 October 2009 18:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

gonna take a miracle is ACE

figuratively, but in a very real way (amateurist), Tuesday, 2 February 2010 04:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

bette midler's induction speech was really nice
and her son the sensitive brooklyn tough was awesome!
never listened to her before
she's really great

l0u1s j0rdan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 7 May 2012 23:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

Christmas and the Beads of Sweat is an all-time album for me.

NSFW Australia (seandalai), Monday, 7 May 2012 23:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

bette midler's induction speech was really nice
and her son the sensitive brooklyn tough was awesome!

Totally agree -- not a fan of Bette at all, but her point about Laura's courage was spot on. The performance following was good, too!

Naive Teen Idol, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 19:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

8 months pass...

Never quite had a handle on where Laura's style came from. Just heard Fontella Bass' version of the Goffin/King song "Oh No, Not My Baby," though, and it doesn't sound unlike her. Maybe she's rooted a fair amount in Brill Building, etc.

timellison, Sunday, 13 January 2013 23:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Her final "roof" is like Gaudi's angel flying off from the top of the steeple.
― Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Wednesday, April 5, 2006 12:25 PM (6 years ago) Bookmark

i think about this often

Number None, Friday, 8 February 2013 03:09 (1 year ago) Permalink


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