I'm not to fussy about definitions and I think we can allow even singles as deep cuts (if they tanked or for some other reasons are overlooked/forgotten). I do think the artist has to be well-known though, and I think the power of the deep cut is that it can make an artist sound fresh to your ears again. I also find it's more fun if the song is readily available, hiding in plain sight on a popular album, so you recognize it when you hear it but only then do you realize its greatness, but obscure cuts are welcome if they rock.
I know I'll come up with better examples along the way but to start the thread here's Win by David Bowie, secretly the best track on Young Americans:
― niels, Friday, 30 March 2018 08:28 (seven months ago) Permalink
Best is when its hiding in plain sight on an otherwise terrible record by a well known artist. Those lads know exactly the right place to evade the watchful gaze of the rozzers
― saer, Friday, 30 March 2018 08:41 (seven months ago) Permalink
Yes, that's even better! As an example Brownsville Girl is a great song from Dylan's perhaps worst album, Knocked out Loaded https://vimeo.com/183524348
― niels, Friday, 30 March 2018 09:22 (seven months ago) Permalink
yeah i go for deep cuts something fierce. "Journey of the Sorcerer" is a good one - a song I love by a band I loathe
― ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Friday, 30 March 2018 14:07 (seven months ago) Permalink
This is probably the wrong place for a Deep Cuts thread as everyone who frequents this site is a music geek who knows these songs backwards and forward.
But that doesn't mean it's not fun. Here's a quintessential Deep Cut from Neil Young, one of his very best songs. I'm The Ocean.
― kornrulez6969, Friday, 30 March 2018 14:32 (seven months ago) Permalink
If you hear Mott the Hoople on the radio, it's almost exclusively All the Young Dudes. Maybe All the Way From Memphis on occasion, but that's just about the extent of it.
You're certainly not going to hear anything from Brain Capers, including this classic, The Moon Upstairs. I love the sound on this album. Produced by Guy Stevens, who is famous for producing London Calling.
― kornrulez6969, Friday, 30 March 2018 14:35 (seven months ago) Permalink
i prefer "Somebody Up There Likes Me" as the YA deep cut
― Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 30 March 2018 14:39 (seven months ago) Permalink
"Long Long Long" is the best Beatles deep cut, usually overlooked on the White Album. i took me 10 years to finally hear it in the proper set/setting and it was like the clouds had parted. now it might be my favorite song of theirs.
― Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 30 March 2018 14:40 (seven months ago) Permalink
Nite Bird Flying by Jimi Hendrix fits the bill perfectly. If you haven't heard that, you're in for a treat.
I'm not going to post anymore youtube links because that will make this thread unworkable over time.
― kornrulez6969, Friday, 30 March 2018 14:46 (seven months ago) Permalink
I'm no great authority on Bowie and I have no idea what are considered classic album tracks and what might be considered deep cuts. However when I played Lodger recently the one track that really stood out which I'd never paid much attention to before was "Look Back In Anger". Same goes for "Teenage Wildlife" off of Scary Monsters.
― the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Friday, 30 March 2018 15:01 (seven months ago) Permalink
What about songs that were unreleased at the time of recording but came out later on outtakes collections and suchlike? Springsteen has a ton of these on Tracks and The Promise.
― the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Friday, 30 March 2018 15:02 (seven months ago) Permalink
I'd become thoroughly disgusted by most* of Bruce Robison and the Front Porch Band 'til being instantly hooked by the chiming, climbing chorus of "The Years," written by one Damon Bramblett, who released one instantly hooky, lean 'n' lithe, honky tonk art pop s/t album in 2000, and that's it, which makes him like the Willis Alan "Muskrat Love" Ramsey of the Millenium, as is the original, and they're both known more via covers ("The Years" isn't on the s/t, dammit). Will refrain from overloading this thread w youtubes, but he and several cover versions are worth tracking down.Totally agree about Brain Capers and "The Moon Upstairs" in particulate has always been a fave rave hot deep cut.Ditto Jimi's instrumental "Pali Gap," on the fine Rainbow Bridge soundtrack (and what a movie).*one of the few other keepers on Robison's album is the evocative "Lake of Fire," by Christy Hays, who gets her name misspelled on his site; her River Swimmer comes out later this month and I'll be there.
― dow, Friday, 30 March 2018 16:00 (seven months ago) Permalink
― just noticed tears shaped like florida. (sic), Friday, 30 March 2018 16:24 (seven months ago) Permalink
Forgive me, I'm breaking my no youtube links already. Derek and the Dominos Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs is one of my very favorites. You know Layla, obviously. Bell Bottom Blues and Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad as well. You'll even hear their world-class cover of Little Wing on occasion. But my personal favorite is Keep On Growing.
― kornrulez6969, Friday, 30 March 2018 16:56 (seven months ago) Permalink
Yeah, I was going to say the Mott the Hoople catalog is like the deep cut of the whole of 70s classic rock. Getting into those albums was a rediscovering of what I liked about the whole Who/Kinks/Stones/Ziggy/TRex/Springsteen before I wore them out.
― Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Friday, 30 March 2018 17:11 (seven months ago) Permalink
Recently found a mix cassette I'd made in the grunge era, and was surprised I'd included Cream's "As You Said". I can now see early exposure influenced a lot of my digging in chamber pop and psych, but it's a song I'd totally forgotten about until a few weeks ago.
― Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Friday, 30 March 2018 17:29 (seven months ago) Permalink
tons of good stuff already, yes!
I've made an attempt to add the cuts mentioned to this collaborative list https://open.spotify.com/user/betamaxdk/playlist/0QRkO6nSdpbrw5VWs0fJ6K
Jimi is one of those artists where I feel deep cuts would be essential in appreciating his work since, at least to my ears, many of his biggest songs have suffered from overexposure
― niels, Friday, 30 March 2018 17:44 (seven months ago) Permalink
Nice work neils. Very cool!
Here are a few more. Not sure how these escaped FM radio.
Van Morrison - Saint Dominic's PreviewSteely Dan - The Boston RagThe Kinks - Sweet Lady Genevieve
― kornrulez6969, Friday, 30 March 2018 17:47 (seven months ago) Permalink
Stevie Wonder - He's Misstra Know It AllFunkadelic - Sexy WaysPrince - Forever In My LifeMarvin Gaye - Is That Enough
― kornrulez6969, Friday, 30 March 2018 17:56 (seven months ago) Permalink
good stuff, that Marvin Gaye song is exceptional!
very difficult to choose a Prince deep cut, I will add Breakdown from AOA, the last of his that truly moved me
Drake is probably not the most popular guy on this board but all the same "From Time" from Nothing Was the Same is a nice and understated ballad with Jhene Aiko adding vocals
I'm certain there must be a wealth of jazz deep cuts as well...
― niels, Friday, 30 March 2018 18:05 (seven months ago) Permalink
Is "Mr. Raffles" by Steve Harley a deep cut? (All of Harley's stuff is obscure in the US.) Same album as "Make Me Smile," it was even the second single in Europe, but completely overshadowed by the big hit I think. At any rate, love this track.
― No energy, only great chaos (Dan Peterson), Friday, 30 March 2018 18:07 (seven months ago) Permalink
never heard about the guy before but I like what I'm hearing, getting Roxy / Al Stewart vibes...
Make me Smile has 16 million plays on Spotify and Mr. Raffles only 300,000 so I think it's reasonable to call it a deep cut (though it must be well known to all Harley fans)
― niels, Friday, 30 March 2018 18:13 (seven months ago) Permalink
i hate the overplayed songs by my favourite band.thankfully, this one is still hidden away in the catalogue.
― mark e, Friday, 30 March 2018 19:46 (seven months ago) Permalink
xpost thanks, and yall are reminding me I need to check out that new legit Jimi round-up---- a deep comp never on legit re-reissue far as I know: The Great Lost Kinks Album, not always great but def worth looking for. Thinking it *might* could be re-assembled on youtube, ditto this, very appealingly described by xgau:
Shades of Ian Hunter: The Ballad of Ian Hunter and Mott the Hoople [Columbia, 1979]Exemplary discophilia. The Mott 45s on side one are all the young stiffs--great album tracks edited down for an AM exposure that was rarely forthcoming, they race along with an almost punky punch on LP. The B sides and miscellaneous on side two are uneven, natch, but worth getting to know (as owners of Greatest Hits have already learned with two of them). Those circumspect enough to have passed up Ian's two solo albums are now rewarded with side three's best-of. And side four excerpts the solo Ian that was never released here to impressive effect. A genuinely obsessive compilation. A-
― dow, Friday, 30 March 2018 19:47 (seven months ago) Permalink
Many xps but lord, that Mott the Hoople track. The Journey, which sounds like Lift to Experience, might be even better.
― The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Friday, 30 March 2018 21:16 (seven months ago) Permalink
For Dylan, not sure if it qualifies or not, but I'd say Copper Kettle from Self Portrait.
― The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Friday, 30 March 2018 21:18 (seven months ago) Permalink
I love Copper Kettle. Bob has so many songs at this point, he could have a box set of deep cuts.
Here is a doozy, That's All You Need by the Faces. This is just about perfect.
― kornrulez6969, Saturday, 31 March 2018 02:53 (seven months ago) Permalink
The Journey, which sounds like Lift to Experience, might be even better.
It's close. The Journey has the mother of all guitar riffs. Death May Be Your Santa Clause is another. That whole record is phenomenal. Right now my favorite is The Moon Upstairs but it always changes.
― kornrulez6969, Saturday, 31 March 2018 02:56 (seven months ago) Permalink
this is such a great thread. my pick is this cut from sade's love deluxe, bullet proof soul. it sounds exactly what breakups with people who don't get you sound like. it has the drum machine and the production they're famous song. there isn't a bad sade vocal but the 'too busy thinking love is a gun' refrain on this one just kills me, no pun intended.
― map, Saturday, 31 March 2018 08:09 (seven months ago) Permalink
lol while i'm at it, the last track on love deluxe, 'mermaid', which sounds like the centerpiece from roxy music's avalon and doesn't have a vocal at all. you'd be hard-pressed to place it anywhere at all but some kind of whiter artist's album.
― map, Saturday, 31 March 2018 08:20 (seven months ago) Permalink
Bullet Proof Soul is fantastic! So minimal, letting the voice take center stage... beautiful.
I'll add "Wot's... Uh the Deal?" as a Pink Floyd deep cut, it's a very Floyd song in sound and songwriting and could have fit on DSotM too. Obscured by Clouds is a nice album like that.
I'll also add "Darkness" by Leonard Cohen which to me is such a cool blues ballad, making great use of Cohen's lowest register:
I caught the darknessDrinking from your cupI said is this contagious?You said just drink it up
― niels, Saturday, 31 March 2018 08:54 (seven months ago) Permalink
xp and yes Copper Kettle is great! Have to say I never really paid attention to it before (though I have listened to Self Portrait many many times) so I'm happy you mention it... so sentimental, it's interesting to hear Dylan experiment with his vocal style, trying to find a voice that will fit the subject matter and the genre...
My daddy he made whiskey, my granddaddy he did tooWe ain't paid no whiskey tax since 1792
must be plenty of Neil Young deep cuts from the 90s, I'm the Ocean was mentioned upthread, I would go with "Safeway Cart" from Sleeps With Angels - a dark, lingering song, groovy, kinda scary... sounds to me like it could be informed by electronic music of the time
― niels, Saturday, 31 March 2018 09:03 (seven months ago) Permalink
― calstars, Saturday, 31 March 2018 09:18 (seven months ago) Permalink
When I think of deep cuts I think of early FM radio playing entire sides uninterrupted... and stuff like "no quarter"
― brimstead, Saturday, 31 March 2018 21:44 (seven months ago) Permalink
xxxpost Reminds me, I've been intermittently listening to Another Self Portrait on Amazon Prime, and lots of good alternates and ones that never got released in any version (I think); fave so far is "Little Saro." (Also maybe the complete Isle of Wight set w The Band, but haven't gotten that far yet.)Marvin Gaye's MPG is pretty much a Deep Cuts Album---deep catalogue at least; I've never seen mention of it anywhere. Opens with a couple of good ballads, his expected, sweet 'n' breezy Motown approach, per Berry Gordy's gentrification project during much of the 60s--but this was released in '69, and you can feel the pressure, MG pushing against the walls, especially on his version of the Bobby Blue Band-associated "That's The Way Love Is," and perhaps word to Gody with omfg "It's A Bitter Pill," also convinces w "I Gotta Get To California"---"right away"---and other urgent messages, yet despite a certain grab bag effect, of songs he chose and others that may have been pushed on him, from here and there, somehow it all *sounds* cohesive enough, kind of The Many Moods of Marvin, but mainly that's how good of an ear and voice he has.Certainly not one of his masterpieces, but wtf, rock it Marvin:https://www.discogs.com/Marvin-Gaye-MPG/master/234768
― dow, Sunday, 1 April 2018 01:03 (seven months ago) Permalink
Berry Gordy's gentrification project Not the exciting radio classics, but like when he insisted on supper club, Broadway, elevator fare on albums, with hot hits as bait---not so much bait and switch, but his idea of balance (and some of it was okay, wouldn't mind hearing the Supremes' album of Rodgers & Hart songs, but not gonna go out of my way).
― dow, Sunday, 1 April 2018 01:09 (seven months ago) Permalink
Cardigans - The Road (Long Gone Before Daylight b-side)Bjork - Nature is AncientBroadcast - Misc/Stupido (itunes only Future Crayon)Bryan Ferry - Which way to TurnChelsea Wolfe - I Love You All the Time (bataclan support single)George Harrison - Simply Shadyiamamiwhoami - John (one off single)The Invisible - So Well (with Jessie Ware)
― Eris (Ross), Sunday, 1 April 2018 16:30 (seven months ago) Permalink
Forgive me, I totally forgot about George Clinton's majestic Free Alterations. This is one of his very best songs (which is saying something) and you should all listen to it.
― kornrulez6969, Sunday, 1 April 2018 18:03 (seven months ago) Permalink
New Wave edition:- Squeeze - Misadventure (off of Argybargy)- INXS - Johnson's Aeroplane (off of The Swing)- Elvis Costello - Big Sister's Clothes
― enochroot, Sunday, 1 April 2018 18:17 (seven months ago) Permalink
mick jagger's "memo from turner" from the "performance" soundtrack. with ry cooder and synth bass. maybe it was well-known at the time but it's well obscure now.
and yeah there is a sort of relativity to "deep cuts", "fearless" topped out the rym pink floyd poll and i can't but think of it as a deep cut (i think roger waters played it live for the first time at oldchella last year...)
― ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Sunday, 1 April 2018 18:42 (seven months ago) Permalink
"Revenge" was a hidden track on Whiskeytown's Faithless Street and the only Ryan Adams song I couldn't live without
― The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 20:22 (seven months ago) Permalink
as the only big fan of this correctly despised group I'll say U2 is a band well served by their deep cuts, across all eras, with some songs more well-known than others:
An Cat Dubh/Into the HeartSurrenderWireHeartlandHawkmoon 269Ultraviolet (Light My Way)Dirty DaySlugYour Blue RoomPleaseA Man and a WomanBreatheThis Is Where You Can Reach Me NowSummer of Love
― omar little, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 20:31 (seven months ago) Permalink
if we're talking floyd deep cuts, i've always had an affinity for San Tropez, which sometimes gets maligned for whatever reason. i think it has a nifty chord progression and adorably goofy lyrics: https://youtu.be/Cv5uuhkS4j8
― stormzy daniels (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 21:18 (seven months ago) Permalink
I don't know if Weightless by Thomas Dolby is a deep cut exactly, but it unaccountably got zero votes when The Golden Age Of Wireless was polled. something about it reminds me of some Tony Mansfield productions, a sense of space but also being hermetically sealed at the same time?
― soref, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 22:10 (seven months ago) Permalink
isn't there more to 'deep cuts' than just 'obscure cuts' or 'album cuts'? deep cuts are for late late nights smoking green.. or maybe im wrong
― brimstead, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 22:41 (seven months ago) Permalink
so, like, "planet caravan"?
― ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Thursday, 5 April 2018 02:39 (seven months ago) Permalink
or "take a stroll through your mind"?
― ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Thursday, 5 April 2018 02:45 (seven months ago) Permalink
How low do you go?
― llurk, Thursday, 5 April 2018 02:49 (seven months ago) Permalink
― brimstead, Thursday, 5 April 2018 04:47 (seven months ago) Permalink
Idk though, I'm probably just projecting my own chill 70s rock fantasies
― brimstead, Thursday, 5 April 2018 04:48 (seven months ago) Permalink
the entire Beach Boys Love You album is a deep cut imo
― Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 5 April 2018 11:13 (seven months ago) Permalink
the beach boys entire catalogue is stacked with deep cuts - they've got deep cut singles like "the little girl i once knew" and "breakaway", deep cut album tracks like "feel flows", and "country air", deep cut songs that didn't make albums like "barnyard blues" and "sailplane song"
― ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Thursday, 5 April 2018 13:57 (seven months ago) Permalink
I always thought a deep cut was by definition an album track overshadowed by the singles or better known tracks on a given album.
Like Memo From Turner is the single from the Performance soundtrack, it can't be a deep cut
― DACA Flocka Flame (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 5 April 2018 14:05 (seven months ago) Permalink
Just yesterday I was talking about Elvis's amazing cover of Bob Dylan's "Tomorrow is a Long Time," which was not only not a single, but was stuck on Side Two of the soundtrack to Spinout.
― grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 5 April 2018 16:12 (seven months ago) Permalink
Carly Rae Jepsen - I Know You Have a Girlfriend
― illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 5 April 2018 16:21 (seven months ago) Permalink
Dylan has said that it's his favorite of his covered songs xp
― DACA Flocka Flame (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 5 April 2018 16:24 (seven months ago) Permalink
imo The Who's "Tattoo" fits this criteria. one of their most beautiful album tracks and as one of their few acoustic guitars-and-vocal harmonies based songs it gets overlooked.
― Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 6 April 2018 20:57 (seven months ago) Permalink
The Who's Disguises too - so much noise for '66, must be one of those tracks that put Cale are Reed on notice to get their own noise out.
― Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Friday, 6 April 2018 21:21 (seven months ago) Permalink
― Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 6 April 2018 21:51 (seven months ago) Permalink
Me and my friends totally lost our shit when The Who did "Tattoo" at one of the Bridge School Benefit shows.
― brimstead, Friday, 6 April 2018 23:08 (seven months ago) Permalink
xp went with Please as the token U2 deep cut on the spotify playlist
I always thought a deep cut was by definition an album track overshadowed by the singles or better known tracks on a given album
I think this is probably the correct definition
don't want to limit the thread though, I'll do my own cherrypicking from what's posted
I will, for instance, pick that Elvis cover which is nothing short of fantastic!
― niels, Saturday, 7 April 2018 16:16 (seven months ago) Permalink
Yes yes yes! It is glorious. Here is another Elvis deep cut, one of my very favorite of his songs. With a great message, too.
― kornrulez6969, Saturday, 7 April 2018 16:32 (seven months ago) Permalink
my favorite all-time Elvis deep cut, from How Great Thou Art (1967)
― DACA Flocka Flame (Hadrian VIII), Saturday, 7 April 2018 17:16 (seven months ago) Permalink
johnny cash seemed to have liked it too
― ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Saturday, 7 April 2018 23:25 (seven months ago) Permalink
Yeah, and some Public Radio stations re-ran the 2007 music doc "He Touched Me: Elvis's Gospel" this Easter Sunday just past, with cogent commentary from his colleagues and well-chosen music (I noticed he had white Jordanaires singing along with the Sweet Inspirations while Civil Rights struggles continued elsewhere, prob not so far away, in some cities). When I worked at a Deep South CD store from the mid-90s through early 00s, his gospel outsold all his other stuff, no matter how much his overall catalog grew and how well it did (pretty well, just about holding its own with hip-hop and the Dead).I heard a long, kind of studio pro jam with Elvis, on his cover of "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright," 12'20" or so: speedy, slick, repeating the same words and vocal effects ad infinitum---there's also a five-odd minute edit, both on youtube, and the shorter one has a nice fade, but both are quite a bringdown from his version of "Tomorrow Is A Long Time."Greatly prefer Jerry Lee's version of Dylan's "Stepchild," which came out onRock & Roll Time, 2-3 years ago:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvVI53abJ1g
― dow, Sunday, 8 April 2018 00:45 (seven months ago) Permalink
Also: his take of Dyl's "Rita May"---studio versionsounding kinda Tex Mex at times:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfsQIVgf3Yg
Live version much fasterhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TpC-OmgwEs
― dow, Sunday, 8 April 2018 00:58 (seven months ago) Permalink
i don't know much about elvis deep cuts, but i do like those bootleg mixes of "dark moon" alright
― ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Sunday, 8 April 2018 01:03 (seven months ago) Permalink
Couple of random ones - Beatles “She Said She Said”, Eurythmics “The Walk”.
― startled macropod (MatthewK), Sunday, 8 April 2018 01:29 (seven months ago) Permalink
Oh and VU “Stephanie Says” which might actually be my favourite of theirs (and I love them all dearly).
― startled macropod (MatthewK), Sunday, 8 April 2018 01:30 (seven months ago) Permalink
at the moment Sun King is the ultimate Beatles deep cut for me
― niels, Sunday, 8 April 2018 11:38 (seven months ago) Permalink
such a great song. i've had this years-long project of trying to find covers i like of every beatles original. i'm down to four, and one of them is "sun king". nobody plays "sun king"!
― ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Sunday, 8 April 2018 13:17 (seven months ago) Permalink
Yes! I think it should resonate with a lot of contemporary bands, but it's kiiinda hidden on the b-side of Abbey Road which is, probably, mostly thought of as "Here Comes the Sun" and "the medley" (maybe with "Golden Slumbers" as the standout song)
― niels, Sunday, 8 April 2018 14:02 (seven months ago) Permalink
Isn't "Sun King" basically a direct rip of Fleetwood Mac's "Albatross"?
― vmajestic, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 19:26 (seven months ago) Permalink
it was very much inspired by albatross but direct rip is a bit harsh
― brimstead, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 19:30 (seven months ago) Permalink
In an interview in 1987, Harrison said that the recording was inspired by Fleetwood Mac's "Albatross". "At the time, 'Albatross' (by Fleetwood Mac) was out, with all the reverb on guitar. So we said, 'Let's be Fleetwood Mac doing Albatross, just to get going.' It never really sounded like Fleetwood Mac... but that was the point of origin."
― brimstead, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 19:31 (seven months ago) Permalink
it's more like "what if albatross had killer harmony vocals on top of it?" it's, with all due respect to fleetwood mac, an _improvement_ on albatross in my book, silly lyrics and all.
― ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 20:45 (seven months ago) Permalink
"songs that sounds kinda like albatross" would be a cool thread
i nom harvey mandel's "cristo redentor"
― brimstead, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 20:47 (seven months ago) Permalink
idk maybe it's just a vibe i'm thinking of. nevermind me.
― brimstead, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 20:48 (seven months ago) Permalink
cristo redentor is definitely rad. maybe it's just me but i hear a lot of what gilmour would do in that song.
― ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:13 (seven months ago) Permalink
Underworld pulling out stuff like "Banstyle", "Spoonman", and "Oich Oich" at some of their 2008 shows was a real surprise
― frogbs, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:34 (seven months ago) Permalink
they often get pegged as a pure singles act but I always thought The Police had some great deep cuts. particularly Copeland's stuff. some days I think "Rehumanize Yourself" is my favorite Police tune.
― frogbs, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:37 (seven months ago) Permalink
"voices inside by head"
― brimstead, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:48 (seven months ago) Permalink
i agree frogbs, i love Does Anyone Stare from Regatta
― bhad bhabie...you gon' hurt your bhack (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:55 (seven months ago) Permalink
*Does Everyone Stare
I nominate Police's "Darkness".
― vmajestic, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 01:01 (seven months ago) Permalink
I still hear Donald Byrd's mid-60s "Cristo Redentor" on the local jazz station occasionally, it's one of those sturdy chestnuts, not really a Deep Cut if you're a geezer. Mandel's version is though, like most of his discography, alas.Hey have y'all heard "Heather's Wall"? Kind of a ghost song, though not in the usual sense. It was a single, meant to be on a Ty Herndon album that never came out, far as I know, and the single was quickly deleted, too much of a bummer for country that year. So, a ghost song in yet another sense---it's on youtube, but that's what I call a Deep Cut.
― dow, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 01:30 (seven months ago) Permalink
that's a very deep cut!
"songs that sounds kinda like albatross" would be a cool threadwould bookmark
― niels, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 09:47 (seven months ago) Permalink
― sofatruck, Thursday, 19 April 2018 19:09 (seven months ago) Permalink
On WBUR's weekdaily Here and Now, the host of Reclaimed Soul plays some of her discoveries---she recommends driving down alleys in Chicago: the Isleys' first (1964) version of "Who's That Lady"--the 70s version played with the fact that Hendrix had apprenticed in their band; think he might actually be on the '64 version? Mainly hearing "Latin" cowbell etc., but intriguing excerpt. Also a *really* different version of "Reach Out (I'll Be There)," by Merilee Rush: never heard strings doing this particular oopsupsidetheheadmove, for instance (Memphis redoes Motown). Other juicy bits--gotta check out her own show!http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2018/07/05/dj-sessions-forgotten-vinyl-soul-music
― dow, Friday, 6 July 2018 19:07 (four months ago) Permalink
Another xpost Deep Cuts album mostly, though I think/hope Chic's "I Need Your Love" got a decent amount of airplay. Seems like a Chic album with well-served guest lead vox---Carly Simon at her best! The only track I kinda listen askance at is the closer w Debbie Harry. From the solo debut, and Nile & Nard produced that too, but the CREEM reviewer who liked it was not a Chic fan, so that put me off listening, and it disappeared pretty quickly, so another DC album but here's this---thanks again Discogs!
Various – Soup For One - Original Motion Picture SoundtrackLabel:Mirage (2) – WTG 19353Format:Vinyl, LP, Compilation Country:USReleased:1982Genre:Funk / Soul, Stage & ScreenStyle:Soundtrack, Disco, FunkTracklist Hide CreditsA1 –Chic Soup For One 5:33A2 –Carly Simon Why 4:06A3 –Teddy Pendergrass Dream Girl 4:08A4 –Fonzi Thornton I Work For A Livin' 3:31B1 –Chic I Want Your Love 6:53B2 –Sister Sledge Let's Go On Vacation 5:08B3 –Chic Tavern On The Green 2:15B4 –Deborah Harry Jump, JumpWritten-By – Chris Stein, Deborah Harry4:02CreditsBass, Vocals – Bernard EdwardsBells [Tubular] – José Rossi*Drums – Tony Thompson (2)Engineer – Bill Scheniman, Bob Clearmountain, Scott LittEngineer [Assitant] – Barry Bongiovi, Dave "The Rave" Greenberg*, Jason Corsaro, Jeff Hendrickson, Josh AbbeyGuitar – Nile RodgersHorns – Edward Daniels*, Meco Monardo, Robert MillikanKeyboards – Ray Jones*, Rob SabinoPercussion – Sammy FigueroaProducer, Written-By, Arranged By, Conductor – Bernard Edwards & Nile RodgersVocals – Alfa Anderson, Diva Gray, Fonzi Thornton, Jocelyn Brown, Luci Martin, Michelle Cobbs, Robin Clark (2)
― dow, Monday, 23 July 2018 02:26 (three months ago) Permalink
This comp=mostly Deep Cuts or deep cuts (too deep for caps), far as I know, aside maybe from Bobby Womack's "I Can Understand It," in terms of a reasonable amount of widespread radio play. The Voice's then-strict word limit and my knowledge limit kept this strictly introductory, but gives a good glimpse I think. I was told at the time that Siano was not fond of the tag "disco" and didn't want it in the title, but the suits/t-shirts insisted. He's gradually re-emerged, and I saw a show preview in The New Yorker fairly recently.
Siano the Times
Mercury rising as disco evolves out of its prior knowledge
January 11th, 2005 2:14 PM Issue 02
Blissed-out, but not always totally
photo: Courtesy of Nicky Siano
Nicky Siano's Legendary the Gallery: New York's original disco 1973-1977
Soul Jazz import
In the early '70s, a teenage DJ named Nicky Siano traveled the space-wisedancefloor of David Mancuso's Loft, before launching his own Gallery. (Gallerykid Larry Levan later levitated Paradise Garage; he and Siano also worked with disco mystic Arthur Russell.) Despite acid, balloons, and the food bar, the Gallery wasn't always totally blissed-out. As described in his CD notes, Siano's sound design, influenced by Mancuso's approach, was logicallybased on and changing with the rooms and scenes he performed in as the feast moved around NYC.
The Gallery opened in the summer of '73. Couch-potato arena rock ruled. There and elsewhere, DJs and dancers (especially blacks, Latinos, gays) were among those, at times closely observed, who chose to carve fresh heat from the vinyl beast.Spinning out of this disc, the Gallery is mercury stillrising, through crosstown funk, soul, and one gospel song, personalized: Gloria Spencer proclaims, "I got it! I don't understand it! I got it!" A jet blasts (like, "Amen!") out of Exuma's "Obeah Man."The Temptations lay down the "Law of the Land": "You might not like who you are, but youbetter start. 'Cause you sure can't be nobody else." But the music rumbles and clatters like aroulette wheel. Meanwhile, turns out that Bonnie Bramlett's "Crazy 'Bout My Baby" is crazy like a tambourine and a fox, shaking in wait for that slowhand dobro.
Loleatta Holloway, Bobby Womack, Bill Withers, the Isleys,and Undisputed Truth also make the most of prior knowledge and surprise.Without waiting for the remix: These are original (full-length) LP tracks andseven-inch singles. Yet great breaks burst out of (and roll through) goodgrooves, good songs. Often.Seehttp://www.nickysiano.com/ and http://www.timlawrence.info/.
track info courtesty Discogs:Genie Brown I Can't Stop TalkingWritten-By – Dee Ervin2:542 –Undisputed Truth (2) Big John Is My NameWritten-By – Norman Whitfield4:363 –The Temptations Law Of The LandProducer, Written-By – Norman Whitfield4:594 –Vernon Burch And You Call That LoveWritten-By – V. Burch*3:475 –Loleata Holloway* We're Getting StrongerProducer – Norman HarrisWritten-By – A.Felder*, N.Harris*, R.Tyson*4:346 –The Isley Brothers Get Into SomethingWritten-By – Isley O Kelly JR*, Isley Ronald*, Isley Rudolph Bernard*7:297 –The Pointer Sisters* Yes We Can CanWritten-By – Allen Toussaint6:028 –Exuma Exuma, The Obeah ManWritten-By – Exuma6:149 –Trammps* Love EpidemicWritten-By – L Green*, N Harris*4:4510 –Zulema Giving UpWritten By – Wolfe, D6:1111 –Bobby Womack I Can Understand ItWritten-By – Bobby Womack6:3212 –Gloria Spencer I Got ItProducer – Bobby MartinWritten-By – Lucylle Lemon3:2313 –The Bar-Kays* Sang And DanceWritten-By – Cauley*, Porter*, Henderson*, Alexander*, Dodson*, Hall*, Stewart*2:5514 –The Supremes I'm Gonna Let My Heart Do The WalkingExecutive-Producer – Eddie J Holland Jr*Lead Vocals – Sherrie Payne*Producer – Brian HollandWritten-By – Holland, B*, Holland, E Jr, Holland, E*, Beatty, H*3:1215 –Bill Withers HarlemWritten-By – Withers Bill*3:2216 –Bonnie Bramlett Crazy 'Bout My BabyWritten-By – R Mosley*3:4917 –Brenda And The Tabulations* A Little Bit Of Love 3:20
― dow, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 00:39 (three months ago) Permalink
exuma the obeah man is pretty fuckin' deep for dancefloors, yeah
― Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Tuesday, 24 July 2018 01:24 (three months ago) Permalink
the (English) BEAT - Two Swords
― nicky lo-fi, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 22:47 (three months ago) Permalink
I made a car tape of the xp Siano comp for a buddy, and he said that the filler I added at the end of the C-90---"I've Got To Space," by the Classets, I think (speaking of funkin' poppin' deep cuts), followed by Little Beaver's non-deep cut "Party Down," and ending with Ike & Tina's deep-in-several-senses version of "Use Me Up," (written by xpost Bill Withers)---he said those fit perfectly, which may give a better idea of the overall sound and sensibility (Siano digs "story songs," though not nec. in the expected sense: here, he's a set-and-setting acidhead, though things may have gotten more Pranksters live[that xpost Isley Brothers selection has a built-in mindfuck tempo etc. change]).
― dow, Wednesday, 25 July 2018 21:21 (three months ago) Permalink
is Ike & Tina's "whole lotta love" deep? it was on one of those Blue Break Beats comp on Blue Note
― brimstead, Wednesday, 25 July 2018 22:08 (three months ago) Permalink
Haven't heard that! is it good?? "Use me Up" is the key phrase, but the title is actually "Use Me," and I've got it on this dope deep collection: https://www.discogs.com/Ike-Tina-Turner-Back-In-The-Day/release/5434383
― dow, Thursday, 26 July 2018 03:03 (three months ago) Permalink
that Whole Lotta Love is cooool
"Use Me" apparently not on EU spotify :/
― niels, Thursday, 26 July 2018 06:29 (three months ago) Permalink
this LITA playlist has a deep cut feel, not sure what the common denominator is though: https://open.spotify.com/user/lightintheatticrecords/playlist/41BvltUdXIeBfkIe1FiLjY
― niels, Friday, 7 September 2018 14:15 (two months ago) Permalink
"Days" is a beautiful Television song
― niels, Monday, 8 October 2018 07:22 (one month ago) Permalink
thought about posting "To Late to Turn Back Now" by Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose, but that's probably more of a genre deep cut
however, "Emma" by Hot Chocolate is a bona fide deep cut, gorgeous too
very Bowie vocals
― niels, Monday, 22 October 2018 11:29 (four weeks ago) Permalink