Just scored the live album on cd for $5 at Barnes & Noble. Listening now, lives up to the rep.
"...he only said eight words last year, and I think six of 'em were 'airport'".
― Mike Love Costume Jewelry on Etsy (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 01:15 (1 year ago) Permalink
Cornel West is pretty irritating in this doc
― the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:20 (1 year ago) Permalink
yes but he is maybe in it for all of a minute total
― Whiney vs. (BradNelson), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:35 (1 year ago) Permalink
Yeah, the live album is great. I'm sorry that I avoided it all these years.
― I Fucked Up (jer.fairall), Thursday, 22 March 2012 01:53 (1 year ago) Permalink
Grabbed a cheapie Greatest Hits today, and mannn, is it weird to hear these later numbers like "Steppin' Right Along" and "Whatever Happens." They're really kind of listless musically and the canned drums are a huge letdown after the 70s gold. I'm sure quiet storm devotees probably take to this material a little more than I do - the thing is there's still the amazing quality of his voice that almost carries it through. But it's definitely a dropoff.
― Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:10 (1 year ago) Permalink
i think withers himself would admit as much
― flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:20 (1 year ago) Permalink
there's that latter-day TV clip in the documentary still bill where he's lip-synching to one of his later minor hits and he just looks dead inside.
― flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:21 (1 year ago) Permalink
it's not a late minor-hit it's him singing "just the two of us" and it's from the time it was released. it's used to underscore his deep cynicism re. the record industry at that time.
― jed_, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:27 (1 year ago) Permalink
listened to Just As I Am this morning. how many records end with the singer killing himself?
― Dominique, Thursday, 5 April 2012 15:49 (1 year ago) Permalink
Was talking to a drummer the other day and he was telling me James Gadson was his main man
― zing left unguarded, the j/k palace in flames (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 9 April 2012 03:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
Still find it kind've mind-blowing that New Zealand's #1 single of 1988, 6 weeks at the top, etc, was a cover of an album cut from his '85 album Watching You Watching Me.
― etc, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 10:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
oh yes ...
― mark e, Thursday, 15 November 2012 10:31 (6 months ago) Permalink
― curmudgeon, Thursday, 15 November 2012 15:28 (6 months ago) Permalink
its ace.picked it up from fopp today for £21.they've even replicated the foldout sleeve that 'still bill' had.of course the love for the 1st two is well known, but damn, '+justments' is fantastic .. looking forward to digging through the pretty thorough booklet, seems to have a lot of detail.well chuffed.
― mark e, Thursday, 15 November 2012 15:32 (6 months ago) Permalink
Wow, that's tempting.
Was anyone else surprised that the doc's hung so much weight on "Grandma's Hands?" That's the one apparently iconic Withers track that I didn't know was so highly rated, esp. compared to "Ain't No Sunshine," "Use Me," "Lean On Me," et al.
― Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 15 November 2012 16:16 (6 months ago) Permalink
Well, Blackstreet sampling it should have told ya something's up.
― Ned Raggett, Thursday, 15 November 2012 16:21 (6 months ago) Permalink
I was a little surprised by that too, but I was glad they spent so much time on it relative to "Lean On Me" (which is great and all, but no "Grandma's Hands").
― 5-Hour Enmity (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 15 November 2012 16:22 (6 months ago) Permalink
I love me some "No Diggity." I guess I just never knew the sample.
― Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 15 November 2012 16:57 (6 months ago) Permalink
i never picked up re the sample.
just hope it helped him out $$ a la david axelrod and 'the edge'.
also, now i see why the live album gets so much love.
its f*cking brilliant.
the only real duffer is the 1985 album, 'watching you .. ' that's full of nasty mid 80s production. just dreadful.
the rest however, hits so many of my sweet spots.
i have bought a few boxsets this year (the byrds, simple minds, neil young, tom moulton, cabaret voltaire, roxy music), but i have to say, this is the one i will be revisiting the most.
― mark e, Friday, 16 November 2012 17:56 (6 months ago) Permalink
letz talk abt withers mane
― thraeds of life (The Reverend), Friday, 16 November 2012 19:23 (6 months ago) Permalink
discovered yesterday that naked & warm is a really good record
― emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Friday, 16 November 2012 19:56 (6 months ago) Permalink
when "city of the angels" gets all mercurial... man. nothing else like it in his catalog as far as i know?
― emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Friday, 16 November 2012 19:57 (6 months ago) Permalink
"I don't care whether you own a furniture store. The best sign you can put up is, 'Sold out.'"
― the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 17 March 2013 23:28 (2 months ago) Permalink