Nick Drake: why???

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Drake is lovely and his production is so suprisingly clear, a friend of mine was quite suprised when I told him it was 60s music I was playing. I wish I had more of his stuff. Or hell, any.

Trayce, Friday, 1 June 2007 02:53 (7 years ago) Permalink

quite a bit of hatred on this thread.

I like him. I liked him more about 5 years ago when I knew less about music.

Drooone, Friday, 1 June 2007 03:01 (7 years ago) Permalink

Pink Moon is one of those albums that I can't stop listening to once I've started. Whenever I play a track it's like "if you give a mouse a cookie..."

Curt1s Stephens, Friday, 1 June 2007 03:10 (7 years ago) Permalink

I agree, Pink Moon is mind blowing.

Drooone, Friday, 1 June 2007 03:13 (7 years ago) Permalink

I can't play Which Will without playing Horn, and I can't play Horn without playing Things Behind The Sun, and I can't play Things Behind The Sun without playing Know...

Curt1s Stephens, Friday, 1 June 2007 03:15 (7 years ago) Permalink

I've always had a lot of love for Things Behind The Sun.

Drooone, Friday, 1 June 2007 03:16 (7 years ago) Permalink

Have you heard Sebadoh's cover of Pink Moon? It blows me away in a similar way that Dinosaur Jr doing "Just Like Heaven" does, its like "haha omg", they totally MURDER the "pink, pink, pink, pink" bit with screaming, somehow it kind of works.

Trayce, Friday, 1 June 2007 03:19 (7 years ago) Permalink

Anyway, his lyrics are just awesome, I have to say that much. "Northern Sky" is beautiful.

Trayce, Friday, 1 June 2007 03:24 (7 years ago) Permalink

Few singers can get away with doing that excessively tender and exposed thing all the time, but he's one of them. It's unfortunate that he's inspired so many others to attempt the same thing.

Hurting 2, Friday, 1 June 2007 03:37 (7 years ago) Permalink

lol

Drooone, Friday, 1 June 2007 03:39 (7 years ago) Permalink

I'd never really heard of him until a month or so ago, when I went to hear Joe Boyd read. Just today, I listened to Bryter Layter. Tomorrow, Pink Moon.

Jaq, Friday, 1 June 2007 03:44 (7 years ago) Permalink

i'm jealous! have fun

tremendoid, Friday, 1 June 2007 03:59 (7 years ago) Permalink

I lurve Pink Moon.

St3ve Go1db3rg, Friday, 1 June 2007 05:04 (7 years ago) Permalink

sebadoh > nick drake

stephen, Friday, 1 June 2007 05:15 (7 years ago) Permalink

sebadoh is shit. anyway this thread is for nick drake lo-- oh right.

tremendoid, Friday, 1 June 2007 05:28 (7 years ago) Permalink

Few singers can get away with doing that excessively tender and exposed thing all the time, but he's one of them.

And so is Mark Kozelek.

Trayce, Friday, 1 June 2007 05:33 (7 years ago) Permalink

A 'new' album up soon, right?

Mark G, Friday, 1 June 2007 08:35 (7 years ago) Permalink

And I thought the Pistols were champions in the "horse, dead, flogging of" category.

Marcello Carlin, Friday, 1 June 2007 08:50 (7 years ago) Permalink

They aint even in the southern prem league!

Hendrix, Marley, etc.

Mark G, Friday, 1 June 2007 08:56 (7 years ago) Permalink

although..

Mark G, Friday, 1 June 2007 09:00 (7 years ago) Permalink

Tupac, dudes (xp)

Tom D., Friday, 1 June 2007 09:01 (7 years ago) Permalink

I stand by what I said upthread, in that I love FFL pretty much whole, but only find other songs beyond that really compelling. I like Drake, and loved him, possibly, for a while when I was about 17.

Consistency or un-variation I don't see as a problem at all; in fact an artist exploring their aesthetic over a number of years and records is often very compelling.

Possibly the crux of Drake for me, and the moment which proves he's not just an emotional one-trick pony, is the miraculous, soaring, joyous (to me, at any rate) acoustic guitar solo which sears through the centre of "Black Eyed Dog"; possibly it's Drake's saddest tune, his most defeated - he certainly sounds to me as if he's crying as he sings it - and then this solo tears the song in two, elevates the mood incredibly, exposes blue skies where there was really only black before.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 1 June 2007 09:15 (7 years ago) Permalink

Damn Nick you have to stop making me scramble to find songs you keep describing like this.

Trayce, Friday, 1 June 2007 09:24 (7 years ago) Permalink

IT'S MY JOB, INNIT. Sort of.

Scik Mouthy, Friday, 1 June 2007 09:27 (7 years ago) Permalink

In my view, the great thing about Nick Drake is that he wrote these beautiful melodic songs, with very pastoral arrangements, no rough edges and a musical style that would have been considered "twee" hadn't it been for the lyrics and his tragic life history. And yet, this "twee" music has received a lot of critical acclaim. Which is great, but other "twee" artists should have just as much love too :)

Geir Hongro, Friday, 1 June 2007 11:34 (7 years ago) Permalink

His lyrics are often pretty twee

Tom D., Friday, 1 June 2007 11:35 (7 years ago) Permalink

"Fwuit Twee" for instance (sorry)

Tom D., Friday, 1 June 2007 11:35 (7 years ago) Permalink

Unlike his sister in There's A Girl In My Soup...

Marcello Carlin, Friday, 1 June 2007 12:30 (7 years ago) Permalink

Who would have thought Nick Drake's sister would end up as Kelly Monteith's wife?

Tom D., Friday, 1 June 2007 12:31 (7 years ago) Permalink

wait, Gabrielle Drake is Nick Drake's sister? I didn't know that...

Roz, Friday, 1 June 2007 12:37 (7 years ago) Permalink

Same hairstyle:

Tom D., Friday, 1 June 2007 12:41 (7 years ago) Permalink

The chin is the giveaway!

Tom D., Friday, 1 June 2007 12:41 (7 years ago) Permalink

^^ I want this outfit

Curt1s Stephens, Friday, 1 June 2007 12:42 (7 years ago) Permalink

You want to wear a rug?

Trayce, Friday, 1 June 2007 12:46 (7 years ago) Permalink

short answer: yes

Curt1s Stephens, Friday, 1 June 2007 12:48 (7 years ago) Permalink

There should be more carpet sample inspired musicians out there.

Trayce, Friday, 1 June 2007 12:51 (7 years ago) Permalink

Just walk into any curtains shop and you will find clothes like that.

Geir Hongro, Friday, 1 June 2007 12:52 (7 years ago) Permalink

there's a weak pun to be made here somewhere...

Roz, Friday, 1 June 2007 12:55 (7 years ago) Permalink

Pull yourself together, man

Tom D., Friday, 1 June 2007 12:57 (7 years ago) Permalink

Yup, there was.

In my view, the great thing about Nick Drake is that he wrote these beautiful melodic songs, with very pastoral arrangements, no rough edges and a musical style that would have been considered "twee" hadn't it been for the lyrics and his tragic life history. And yet, this "twee" music has received a lot of critical acclaim. Which is great, but other "twee" artists should have just as much love too :)

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Pink moon is far from twee. So you are half right.

Mark G, Friday, 1 June 2007 13:04 (7 years ago) Permalink

That was precisely the same rug in which his sister concealed Ronnie Corbett in No Sex Please We're British.

Marcello Carlin, Friday, 1 June 2007 13:09 (7 years ago) Permalink

Seriously, y'all have to hear Sebadoh murdering "Pink Moon", its kind of awesome in the gall it has.

Trayce, Friday, 1 June 2007 13:09 (7 years ago) Permalink

I can wait another decade or six.

Marcello Carlin, Friday, 1 June 2007 13:11 (7 years ago) Permalink

Pft, I suppose you dont like Dino's cover of "Just Like Heaven" either?

Trayce, Friday, 1 June 2007 13:13 (7 years ago) Permalink

i certainly don't.. sorry. i haven't heard the sebadoh pink moon though

electricsound, Friday, 1 June 2007 13:15 (7 years ago) Permalink

Well you'd hate it I reckon, in that case Jim :)

Trayce, Friday, 1 June 2007 13:16 (7 years ago) Permalink

In fairness, it isnt particularly amazingly great, the verses are nice but the chorus is FUCKED UP.

Trayce, Friday, 1 June 2007 13:18 (7 years ago) Permalink

Dean Martin did "Just Like Heaven"????? Why didn't Nick Tosches tell me this?

Marcello Carlin, Friday, 1 June 2007 13:31 (7 years ago) Permalink

I think a Dean Martin album of Nick Drake covers would have saved several lives.

Marcello Carlin, Friday, 1 June 2007 13:32 (7 years ago) Permalink

Can I mention Elton John now?

Tom D., Friday, 1 June 2007 13:33 (7 years ago) Permalink


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