it's like the punkiest Yes song ever recorded
― latebloomer, Saturday, 12 April 2008 03:36 (5 years ago) Permalink
It's funny that the only bonus track on the 2001 reissue of Long Way To The Top is Doug Boatgorilla's acoustic reworking of "Tenzing Neither Straight Norgay," which he actually recorded a few months after his departure from the band. Sure, it's a pail shadow (haw) of the original, but it has a certain dizzy, outsiderish charm that brings Kevin Coyne to mind. Has anyone heard Doug's live solo EP, or is that the kind of rarity that only a nutter like me would even know about? ;-)
― Ol Bertie Dastard, Saturday, 12 April 2008 07:10 (5 years ago) Permalink
It's actually kinda along the same lines as the fan-club-only holiday cassingle, "Stairway to Snowman", if you're into that sort of thing.
And don't worry anyone thinking you're crazy for obsessing about DBG. You'll find plenty of serious Boatheads on this board!
― kingkongvsgodzilla, Saturday, 12 April 2008 11:21 (5 years ago) Permalink
It's probably unfair to blame Dreamboat Gorilla for what followed in their wake, but if only each of the 1,000 people that bought Your Face Or Mine HADN'T started a band, we'd all be better off.
― briania, Saturday, 12 April 2008 13:24 (5 years ago) Permalink
― latebloomer, Saturday, 12 April 2008 13:51 (5 years ago) Permalink
That tribute album from the early 1990s is not completely awful, oddly enough. Bands seemed to realize there was no way to ape DBG, so the songs were reworked pretty heavily.
― Mark Rich@rdson, Saturday, 12 April 2008 15:07 (5 years ago) Permalink
It's good that we have another year to get this sorted out.
― Mark, Friday, 9 May 2008 22:18 (5 years ago) Permalink
why not 11/11/11?
― Curt1s Stephens, Friday, 9 May 2008 22:26 (5 years ago) Permalink
I know this sounds contrary, but I like Boatgorilla's solo albums better than any of the DG catalog. At least the first two. You can say they were pretentious, and you can say they're "not jazz." But if Metheny thought enough of him to appear on Labors of Lost Love it counts in my book.
― bendy, Friday, 9 May 2008 23:54 (5 years ago) Permalink
Yeah, Boatgorilla was a trailblazer, no doubt. The stuff he did with DG and the later collaborations was fabulous stuff, don't get me wrong, but on his own he was sublime and made music that really didn't sound like anything else. So whereas I think DG was just as good quality-wise, I can understand your point of view just because he had such a talent for innovation.
― Bimble Is Still More Goth Than You, Saturday, 10 May 2008 02:53 (5 years ago) Permalink
"Still Live After All These Years" is sounding better and better every year! Sure, the bandmembers had changed, but I still felt that was an adequate stab at recapturing the gritty post-punk feel of their landmark "Your Face Or Mine" album from 1979. "Long Way To The Top" was a disappointment, but the '83 album had a few surprising highlights, like "Rillas Be Real" and "Ooga Booga" which was a dance smash in the clubs back then.
― Polka-Dotted Bullshit (Bimble Is Still More Goth Than You), Friday, 10 October 2008 08:50 (4 years ago) Permalink
Anyone heard anything about the "lost" album recorded between Long Way To The Top and No Direction Home finally seeing the light of day? If so, I hope they include some of that Ezrin stuff with it, that deserves to be heard.
― Mark, Friday, 27 March 2009 04:03 (4 years ago) Permalink
May this thread never die. Best thing ILX ever came up with, I think.
― Prodigal Son of the Gay ILX threads (Bimble), Saturday, 28 March 2009 05:31 (4 years ago) Permalink
It's true - where else can you find interesting discussion about DBG? Nowhere.
― Mark, Saturday, 28 March 2009 16:43 (4 years ago) Permalink
Hahahha we are the only one who owned the records, us! Oh my god we so exclusive & obscure.
We threw parties with a DJ downstairs, you know, in the basement. This dude played Dreamboat Gorilla all night long. And he was their manager, see, so sometimes the band would come in and play, and they'd have their tour rider as 275 bananas.
― Music Is Sex For Your Ears (Bimble), Saturday, 28 March 2009 16:45 (4 years ago) Permalink
Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.
― System, Tuesday, 10 November 2009 00:01 (3 years ago) Permalink
You know, in a way, "Monkey Pod (Able)" kinda makes Long Way To The Top, even though it's so unpolished compared to the rest of the stuff on side B.
― kingkongvsgodzilla, Tuesday, 10 November 2009 11:09 (3 years ago) Permalink
If Your Face or Mine? doesn't walk this I will lose all respect for ILM.
― Death to False Meta (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 10 November 2009 11:11 (3 years ago) Permalink
I'm afraid lurkers are going to push the Best of over the top. Back in the day, I got pretty sick of seeing college dorm rooms festooned with that rainbow-colored Tower of Pisa poster insert that Milton Glaser did for the Best of. These guys were an album band if there ever was an album band. Putting the delicate "Honey Eyes" next to a monster like "Kong Schlong Phooey" is wrong wrong wrongy.
― bendy, Tuesday, 10 November 2009 14:41 (3 years ago) Permalink
I will bring your attention back to Mr. Crutis' post:
like the name says.
― kingkongvsgodzilla, Tuesday, 10 November 2009 14:43 (3 years ago) Permalink
Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.
― System, Wednesday, 11 November 2009 00:01 (3 years ago) Permalink
That's a motherfucking upset!
― kingkongvsgodzilla, Wednesday, 11 November 2009 00:16 (3 years ago) Permalink
Okay, yeah, the keyboard sound on No Direction Home was like Sub-Journey at times, but how can you fuck with a run like the one from "Sheltered" to "New Wave Tango". I don't think we'd have half of the Stereolab sound without it. I don't think it should have won, but deserved more than 1 vote imho.
― & other try hard shitfests (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 00:35 (3 years ago) Permalink
How the fuck can a live album where Howie Bozack doesn't even play on it be voted the best DG album? I call bullshit.
― Death to False Meta (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 00:42 (3 years ago) Permalink
How? The song selection. It essentially functions as The Best of Dreamboat Gorilla with a bit more energy to offset the crowd noise. The version of "Lowland Girl" destroys the original 7", to use just one example.
― Mark, Wednesday, 11 November 2009 03:28 (3 years ago) Permalink
The 7" "Lowland Girl" slays pretty much anything else. Of course I may be biased because the B-side is still one of the most glorious 5 minutes of recorded music ever. I'm still convinced the engineer snuck Fripp in late one night to overdub the solo.
― & other try hard shitfests (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 04:33 (3 years ago) Permalink
I choose to view this thread as about an entirely invented band. The comments are funnier that way.
― Giorgio Marauder (I eat cannibals), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 05:46 (3 years ago) Permalink
― jazzgasms (Mr. Que), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 11:56 (3 years ago) Permalink
Please tell me that you people who voted for Lw/oB know that it's mostly scratch takes from the studio with crowd noise mixed in. That's why it leaves off some of the more obvious road songs from the early records- "Hard Highway Joker" and "We're Lost (Kathy)". Granted, Boatgorilla's overdubs are the last thing he did in a DBG context, and his anger comes out in those solos for sure.
― bendy, Wednesday, 11 November 2009 14:54 (3 years ago) Permalink
LOL I had no idea this had become such a meme, ILX text search provides much amusement!
OG post (xp)obscure music?
― sleeve, Wednesday, 11 November 2009 21:57 (3 years ago) Permalink
Heh. Gawd, I even commented in that thread. A YEAR IS TOO LONG.
Loved their split with the Latents.
― Giorgio Marauder (I eat cannibals), Thursday, 12 November 2009 20:24 (3 years ago) Permalink
No results found for "dreamboat gayrilla".
― FC Tom Tomsk Club (Merdeyeux), Friday, 13 November 2009 09:52 (3 years ago) Permalink
holy shit, did anyone else hear the rumor that Doug Boatgorilla died this week?
Dan Crust (frontman of Krusteez, who toured with DG for a few years) is tweeting about it like crazy right now. even he doesn't know if it's true or not. Dan is a notorious prankster (few people realize that he was the one behind the lobster boat incident) but other people close to Doug are wondering about his whereabouts, so this could be serious...
― administratieve blunder (unregistered), Wednesday, 30 March 2011 19:06 (2 years ago) Permalink
Man, I got Coachella tickets because of a surprise reunion rumor.
― bendy, Friday, 1 April 2011 19:16 (2 years ago) Permalink
Wow. I hope that's just a rumor. : ( My cousin saw him play a private houseboat show on Lake Shasta just last month.
― kkvgz, Friday, 1 April 2011 19:26 (2 years ago) Permalink
well shit, Dan Crust and others have confirmed that Doug and his brother Rubius had been in the Yukon together (!). this past Monday, Rubius got homesick and headed back to the States in a tiny prop plane, but it crashed and killed everyone aboard. word got out that Doug was also a passenger, but he was actually safe and sound in the Yukon, and he hadn't even heard about the crash until Dan managed to contact him this morning.
I honestly thought Doug and Rubius were estranged, but I guess not. Rubius was the one who sold out stadiums in the late '90s with his unauthorized tribute band Dream Goat Barilla. and a few years ago he sold thousands of bootleg editions of the DC Tapes just months before they were due for an official release. good fucking riddance.
the only bad thing about this is that the Coachella thing will probably never happen :(
― administratieve blunder (unregistered), Friday, 1 April 2011 19:54 (2 years ago) Permalink
Comment spammers are ruthlessly capitalizing on the news about Doug Boatgorilla's adderall addiction, which is why it's been years since his last record. Hopefully he makes it through this rough patch. Kids, Doug is great musician, but just because you love his music doesn't mean you should follow his example.
― bendy, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 15:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
Oh wow. I thought you had bumped it for this!
Doug Boatgorilla & Matteo Dubois, A Couple of Fine GhentsRelease Date: 3 July 2012Track Listing:1. L.A. Bu Dui (9:18)2. Fresh ‘n All (7:57)3. Renegade (5:32)4. Pagan Pegasus Genesis (15:43)5. I Still See You (8:29)
― how's life, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 16:45 (1 year ago) Permalink
^ just pre-ordered the double vinyl. Tho' I think they'd have to mess up the running order to split it across four sides.
― bendy, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 17:09 (1 year ago) Permalink
Funny how "Renegade" is the shortest track on here. I have three different DougBG bootlegs (all from '02-'03) that end with a track called "Renegade." They're all about 40 minutes long and they're all chilled-out neo-hippie jams (Doug sarcastically introduces one version with, "This is our tribute to Phish"). Other than that, they may as well be three completely different songs, and I thought "Renegade" was just a made-up fan title. Maybe this 5-minute "Renegade" has nothing to do with what's on the boots.
Re: the double vinyl — apparently the first LP includes all 5 of these tracks. The second LP is a bonus disc of "sketches, interviews, dreamscapes, and field hollers". I wonder what that's about.
― NO TBEAUTIFUL : - (unregistered), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 17:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
I have no idea who Matteo is, btw.
― NO TBEAUTIFUL : - (unregistered), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 17:52 (1 year ago) Permalink
Hawaiian/Belgian jazz guy. Plays 8-string bari uke.
― how's life, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 18:10 (1 year ago) Permalink
really glad I didn't preorder this
― NO TBEAUTIFUL : - (unregistered), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 18:17 (1 year ago) Permalink