Pretty good album, but even better session, imho:
― StanM, Saturday, 18 February 2012 04:04 (3 years ago) Permalink
Tried three times. This album's a drag.
― If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Saturday, 18 February 2012 23:35 (3 years ago) Permalink
This is interesing. He'd like to work with John Cale, who he first asked to produced 'Bubblegum.'
What records would you save from a burning house?
ML: Son House’s records are important. He’s still the best singer I’ve ever seen. I have a video tape of him sitting on a chair and singing, from some TV show, which is incredible in its power. And I’d save all of my Gun Club records and definitely my John Cale collection. He’s probably my favourite singer. I just love the way his voice sounds, it’s so expressive and full of melancholy. He does an amazing version of Nico’s 'Frozen Warnings' that’ll give you the chills. And of course his own solo stuff is all the shit. I actually attempted to get John Cale to produce Bubblegum, but it didn’t work out. Now there’s another collaboration I’d still like to happen.
― thirdalternative, Monday, 20 February 2012 17:16 (3 years ago) Permalink
Whether the album is a drag or not (I don't think so), if you get the change to see him live this tour, don't miss.
― StanM, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:59 (3 years ago) Permalink
Just check out how much lower his voice sounds here during this showcase for Belgium's Studio Brussel radio station: http://www.stubru.be/programmas/club69/herbeleefmarklaneganinclub69(Crawlspace is a Screaming Trees track from the "Last Words" rarities album that was released last year btw)
― StanM, Friday, 24 February 2012 19:00 (3 years ago) Permalink
Can't help it, I just prefer almost every song live over the studio version, like this one:
― StanM, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 16:57 (2 years ago) Permalink