nice interview here: http://www.furious.com/perfect/jimdickinson.html
― tylerw, Saturday, 15 August 2009 19:00 (3 years ago) Permalink
RIP; dude was involved in some classic music. I've never heard Dixie Fried but I hope to soon.
― deep olives (Euler), Saturday, 15 August 2009 19:11 (3 years ago) Permalink
yeah, Dixie Fried is great. Haven't heard his more recent solo work though. Another record he was involved in that I dearly love is Ry Cooder's Boomer's Story ...
― tylerw, Saturday, 15 August 2009 19:12 (3 years ago) Permalink
back in 2005 I virtually had front row seats for a special Memphis/Mudboy revival night that Robert Gordon put on at the Barbican, w/ Dickinson, Sid Selvidge, the great Jimmy Crosthwait on washboard, Tav Falco, Jody Stephens, Mississippi AllStars etc etc. A wonderful show, and although Jim was very heavy and obviously not in the best of health even then, there was nothing wrong w/ his singing or piano playing. Bobby Gillespie and Jason Pierce came on at the end, and although there was something gross in that, there was something sincere abt their appearance too - a sign of the special affectation that Brits have long held for Jim Dickinson and his music, stretching all the way back to the Byrds. RIP.
― Ward Fowler, Saturday, 15 August 2009 20:02 (3 years ago) Permalink
Unfortunately the performance Dickinson did in William Eggleston's video piece "Stranded In Canton" is nowhere to be found on the internet. I can't remember what song he plays, just that it's drunken and great.
I love so much of his music. All the Dixie Fliers stuff (there's a great Varese Sarabande CD of all their sessions with Bettye Lavette), Mudboy & The Neutrons (the couple of tracks they did on Sid Selvidge's second LP are amaaaaazing), Big Star 3rd, Pleased To Meet Me... and Dixie Fried is such a tremendously great record. I've even enjoyed a lot of his recent stuff, especially Spectrum Meets Captain Memphis...
― Hatch, Saturday, 15 August 2009 21:10 (3 years ago) Permalink
Anyone heard the Curse Of The Alphastone record he references in the PSF interview?
Spiritualized was funny because the thing that brought that guy to me was so obscure - I did a skinflick soundtrack called Curse Of The Alphastone - and I've noticed that all of the Spacemen 3 have used the term "Alphastone" or mentioned it in the press. Where they heard it, I don't know but - Jason Pierce for sure - had obviously been tremendously affected by this one piece of music that I did. I don't think that he got what he wanted from me but he had gone about constructing the music in an entirely different manner than I had. I doubt that my mix will ever come out, he wanted an electronically affected mix, that's what his heart was in. When I did ...Alphastone, I was trying to make a fucking record for $1,500 and I had some drum loops from The Bar-Kays, some horn parts and I started putting crap on top of it, it was the only thing I could possibly do! *Laughs* That's what house music sounds like to me! I don't know, the simplistic aspect of it is very seductive but I haven't yet heard anything that's talking to me. I mean, pop music is based on inane repetition but, to me, hypnotic repetition has to be performed, it can't be electronic or synthesized.
― Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 15 August 2009 21:48 (3 years ago) Permalink
― (*ﾟーﾟ)θ L(。･＿･) °~ヾ(･ε･ *) (Steve Shasta), Saturday, 15 August 2009 21:52 (3 years ago) Permalink
― (*ﾟーﾟ)θ L(。･＿･) °~ヾ(･ε･ *) (Steve Shasta), Saturday, 15 August 2009 21:54 (3 years ago) Permalink
(and thank god he replaced those awful harmonics with his piano playing)
― (*ﾟーﾟ)θ L(。･＿･) °~ヾ(･ε･ *) (Steve Shasta), Saturday, 15 August 2009 21:55 (3 years ago) Permalink
ugh - dang 2009 is harsh huh? ... kind of 'the' memphis music pro that all musician's respect and love - RIP ...
― BlackIronPrison, Saturday, 15 August 2009 22:37 (3 years ago) Permalink
Got to see him, Luther and Cody in an acoustic trio called Gutbucket. Very laid back, lots of fun. RIP.
― Hugh Manatee (WmC), Saturday, 15 August 2009 22:41 (3 years ago) Permalink
yeah, i heard that; it's on the 'spring poems' cd of various stuff he collected a few years back - is good, kinda porno with flailing horns. haven't heard it for a while. do not get the thing upthread about it being perverse that those guys were on stage with him? i was at the hi records night from that season and always regretted not seeing the memphis guys; apparently dickinson started with O HOW SHE DANCES.
anyhow, sad, he was a great guy & real character. one of those guys who could use the word motherfucker in so many different ways, like about a piano part or about aretha franklin but in a nice way
― the heart is a lonely hamster (schlump), Sunday, 16 August 2009 02:35 (3 years ago) Permalink
Memory playing tricks -- Gutbucket was DDT playing acoustic, and Daddy Dickinson sat in as a 4th on this particular occasion... I remember Luther finishing a solo on one song and Jim leaned forward and said "Makes a daddy proud..."
― Hugh Manatee (WmC), Sunday, 16 August 2009 02:47 (3 years ago) Permalink
worked at square books in oxford, ms where i watched him perform every thursday on thacker mountain radio. he led the house band, the yalobushwackers. great great dude.
― akaky akakievich, Sunday, 16 August 2009 13:00 (3 years ago) Permalink
― go Nick go! Scrub that paint! Scrub it!! Yeah!! (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 17 August 2009 23:46 (3 years ago) Permalink
Shared by Big Star & Ardent on FB today, Holy Shit:
― Your cousin, Marvin Cobain (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 16 March 2011 18:07 (2 years ago) Permalink
the klitz! awesome.
― tylerw, Wednesday, 16 March 2011 18:52 (2 years ago) Permalink
listening to Like Flies on Sherbert and Dixie Fried back-to-back is a cosmic experience that enhances my enjoyment of both (somewhat uneven) albums.
― administratieve blunder (unregistered), Wednesday, 16 March 2011 19:00 (2 years ago) Permalink
"new" album coming out in July
― tylerw, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 21:38 (1 year ago) Permalink