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bass player / vocalist

https://open.spotify.com/track/3bxjtvcAllN0FnsarixsdO

calstars, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 23:21 (four years ago) link

Love this guy...so smooth...so Stevie wonder

calstars, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 23:22 (four years ago) link

five months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62EmHhZSjEI

Brad C., Saturday, 4 February 2017 00:04 (four years ago) link

This is O.K. On paper it sounds like the best, weirdest Yacht Rock thing imaginable but I think I like most previous Thundercat releases better.

yesca, Saturday, 4 February 2017 14:47 (four years ago) link

I'm looking forward to a full album in the mode of his last EP. I enjoyed his previous stuff, but The Beyond/Where The Giants Roam felt like he'd turned the corner from a virtuosic player and a fun artist into an indispensable artist.

voodoo chili, Saturday, 4 February 2017 14:56 (four years ago) link

This is O.K. On paper it sounds like the best, weirdest Yacht Rock thing imaginable but I think I like most previous Thundercat releases better.

It's a weak song. In their heyday, neither Loggins nor McDonald would have let something this hookless slip out as a B-side.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Saturday, 4 February 2017 16:04 (four years ago) link

two weeks pass...

is this the most annoying album ever

r|t|c, Thursday, 23 February 2017 12:36 (four years ago) link

About to find out. Just started listening.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Thursday, 23 February 2017 12:51 (four years ago) link

Yeah, this is crap. Gave up halfway through, put on Michael Henderson's Wide Receiver instead. (If you've never heard that, it's a 1980 smooth funk/bedroom R&B album by the dude who played bass for Miles Davis from 1972-75.)

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Thursday, 23 February 2017 13:40 (four years ago) link

I like this one:
https://open.spotify.com/track/7sglnykRRln9VDmZXRJ3zY

calstars, Friday, 24 February 2017 13:18 (four years ago) link

Is it just me or are the lyrics on this thing offensively bad?

I'm not even a guy who listens to lyrics the first time through an album but there are some severe clunkers on most of the tracks.

ridiculous perm ban decision (voodoo chili), Friday, 24 February 2017 17:47 (four years ago) link

It's a dork-funk record if I've ever heard one. Funny the first time 'round, but I probably won't come back to this one often. I could see 14 year old me loving this

octobeard, Friday, 24 February 2017 18:12 (four years ago) link

The hit to miss ratio is pretty bad here. I made a nice 4 track EP after removing the chaff

calstars, Friday, 24 February 2017 18:35 (four years ago) link

This is in serious need of an edit. If you cut down the best ideas you could end with an okay 8track lp. As it stands it's way too homogenic and meandering to make it thru the whole thing.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Friday, 24 February 2017 18:46 (four years ago) link

That said there are at least two great songs in here

dance cum rituals (Moka), Friday, 24 February 2017 18:47 (four years ago) link

"It's a dork-funk record if I've ever heard one."

^^^ THIS ^^^

yesca, Saturday, 25 February 2017 15:36 (four years ago) link

five months pass...

hmmm, dunno, but I quite like this guy's meandering bass style. A lot of it reminds me of Insignificance-ear Jim O'Rourke.

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Thursday, 24 August 2017 13:37 (three years ago) link

I think it's great, though there's nothing on the new album as wonderful as Tron Song

not not not not yr academy (stevie), Thursday, 24 August 2017 13:54 (three years ago) link

two years pass...

New one took a few spins to really click, but I'm totally digging it now. "Dragonball Durag" is great!

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 16 April 2020 15:21 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

Ok what the fuck, this guy was in SUICIDAL TENDENCIES for 9 YEARS and no one ever talks about it

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 1 August 2020 20:42 (ten months ago) link

I wrote a Wire cover story on him a couple of months ago and believe you me, we talked about that.

but also fuck you (unperson), Saturday, 1 August 2020 21:01 (ten months ago) link

awesome I will track that down. it seems weird it doesn't come up more for how much press he gets

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 1 August 2020 21:18 (ten months ago) link

I swear I've heard him talk about it on a podcast, but I can't remember which. It could have been Hannibal Buress' pod, although that usually wasn't very interview-y?

change display name (Jordan), Saturday, 1 August 2020 21:42 (ten months ago) link

I feel like every time I talk about him someone is like "did you KNOW he was in Suicidal Tendencies?"

Get Me Bodied (Extended Mix), Monday, 3 August 2020 03:51 (ten months ago) link

been listening to him for 5 years now and i just heard about it this week, but then again i dont read about music much these days

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Monday, 3 August 2020 03:54 (ten months ago) link

eight months pass...

i like thundercat

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 15:10 (two months ago) link

I love him. It Is What It Is was great, but Drunk's a true masterpiece.

anecdotal certainly but not nothing (stevie), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 15:53 (two months ago) link

i love him, but on first listen, thought drunk was tamer than the earlier stuff. but thats just a first impression. nice that hes got a wider audience. saw him play live once, supporting flying lotus, and he was a 100 times better than fly lo, mainly as he brought a band and played the shit out of his bass, while fly lo seemed to just be miming along to his ableton set up with some okay-ish projections.

candyman, Tuesday, 13 April 2021 17:18 (two months ago) link

Drunk is amazing

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 17:57 (two months ago) link

that is what my friend shared with me and tbh i still can't believe how good it is.

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 17:58 (two months ago) link

i never gave flying lotus a chance, maybe i should. i also like kaytranada, if that's even relevant like at all.

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 17:59 (two months ago) link

thundercat is on a lot of fly lo's stuff. fly lo is often 'brilliant' but thundercat is more pleasurable to listen to.

candyman, Tuesday, 13 April 2021 18:01 (two months ago) link

I loved the last thundercat album but haven’t heard anything else. ecstatic fusion-tactic

brimstead, Tuesday, 13 April 2021 20:27 (two months ago) link

The drummer he had on the Drunk tour was astonishing, like properly jaw-droppingly brilliant. Wish they'd cut a live album - their version of Tron Song was genuinely further evolved than the studio take.

anecdotal certainly but not nothing (stevie), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 21:27 (two months ago) link

i never gave flying lotus a chance, maybe i should. i also like kaytranada, if that's even relevant like at all.

― John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map)

FlyLo is literally at the intersection between Kaytranada and Thundercat, musically

octobeard, Tuesday, 13 April 2021 22:40 (two months ago) link

found a used copy of Drunk which I figured I had to pick up just because the format is so neat. yes it's annoying to have to change sides every 6 minutes but I kind of appreciate the dedication to making something so obnoxiously unique. anyway the music is very good but I think I prefer whiny and sometimes gross lyrics about women than I do lyrics about Goku

frogbs, Tuesday, 27 April 2021 15:34 (one month ago) link

perilously close to the "how i break it down to an extent" quote

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 19:13 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

Didn't see this coming, but good for him, I guess? At least the commercial retains some of the goofiness of his videos.

Just for the:
Thrill 🤩
Taste 😋
Fun 😜#JustBecause 💫 pic.twitter.com/Yj50Ys8tWy

— Diet Coke GB (@DietCokeGB) May 24, 2021

but also fuck you (unperson), Monday, 24 May 2021 20:47 (three weeks ago) link

it's not selling out, it's buying in


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