What's your tolerance for blues-rock?

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OptionVotes
zero tolerance for blues-rock 37
prefer Argus, still dig the debut 15
I skip "Stormy Monday" on Fillmore East 13
will argue Fleetwood Mac sucked after Peter Green left 3
I seek out and attend gigs by the surviving members of Blodwyn Pig 1
prefer Wishbone Ash's debut to Argus, but still like Argus 0


People like Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Monday, 24 April 2017 21:31 (seven months ago) Permalink

prefer Argus

sleeve, Monday, 24 April 2017 21:32 (seven months ago) Permalink

write in vote for "am looking forward to the next Endless Boogie album".

calzino, Monday, 24 April 2017 21:50 (seven months ago) Permalink

i don't understand the poll options

the late great, Monday, 24 April 2017 21:55 (seven months ago) Permalink

I have zero tolerance for Eric Clapton's solo career or any blues-themed albums by Gary Moore.

...so music and chicken have become intertwined (Turrican), Monday, 24 April 2017 21:55 (seven months ago) Permalink

i don't understand the poll options

Everything after "I seek out and attend gigs by the surviving members of" is gibberish afaict

Οὖτις, Monday, 24 April 2017 21:57 (seven months ago) Permalink

no Savoy Brown or John Mayall options no cred

Dogshit Critic (m coleman), Monday, 24 April 2017 22:02 (seven months ago) Permalink

np Fleetwood Mac Live at the Shrine 1969

Dogshit Critic (m coleman), Monday, 24 April 2017 22:03 (seven months ago) Permalink

I'd have to be a warrior
A slave I couldn't be
A soldier and a conqueror,
Fighting to be free

-_- (jim in vancouver), Monday, 24 April 2017 22:06 (seven months ago) Permalink

i yelled "Judas!" at danny kirwan during a show on the Bare Trees tour

nomar, Monday, 24 April 2017 22:06 (seven months ago) Permalink

I've been looking at that gif above for a while now, and I've gotta say I'm finding it a bit of an anti-climax.

...so music and chicken have become intertwined (Turrican), Monday, 24 April 2017 22:08 (seven months ago) Permalink

Joe Bonnablueshammer

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 24 April 2017 22:12 (seven months ago) Permalink

john mayall don't play no rock

mark s, Monday, 24 April 2017 22:17 (seven months ago) Permalink

The Anti-Climax Blues Band

...so music and chicken have become intertwined (Turrican), Monday, 24 April 2017 22:26 (seven months ago) Permalink

how many of you here bring your own harmonicas to blues concerts

Neanderthal, Monday, 24 April 2017 22:39 (seven months ago) Permalink

TS: 'Andrew's Blues' vs. 'Cocksucker Blues'

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Monday, 24 April 2017 22:48 (seven months ago) Permalink

Where does "I bought all three Rhino Handmade sets by Cactus" fall?

Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Violent J (誤訳侮辱), Monday, 24 April 2017 23:00 (seven months ago) Permalink

It's pretty much all rubbish except for Canned Heat, who rule.

Punnet of the Grapes (Tom D.), Monday, 24 April 2017 23:09 (seven months ago) Permalink

Alan Wilson's voice ruins Canned Heat for me.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Monday, 24 April 2017 23:17 (seven months ago) Permalink

here's some canned heat for ya

*farts*

Neanderthal, Monday, 24 April 2017 23:19 (seven months ago) Permalink

how did Jeff Healey know his girlfriend was pretty in "Angel Eyes"?

Neanderthal, Monday, 24 April 2017 23:22 (seven months ago) Permalink

Disgusting savages, the pair of youse.(xp)

Punnet of the Grapes (Tom D.), Monday, 24 April 2017 23:22 (seven months ago) Permalink

I used to work in a warehouse and my boss' final collection was predominantly blues rock. Hearing that daily was a slow suffocating kind of monotony. Canned Heat and Papa John Creach were good though.

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Monday, 24 April 2017 23:27 (seven months ago) Permalink

*vinyl

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Monday, 24 April 2017 23:28 (seven months ago) Permalink

Alan Wilson was a genius.

timellison, Tuesday, 25 April 2017 00:05 (seven months ago) Permalink

You're thinking of Brian.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Tuesday, 25 April 2017 00:21 (seven months ago) Permalink

I love Brian Wilson's blues rock

Neanderthal, Tuesday, 25 April 2017 00:25 (seven months ago) Permalink

i don't understand the poll options

― the late great, Monday, 24 April 2017 21:55 (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

virginity simple (darraghmac), Tuesday, 25 April 2017 00:26 (seven months ago) Permalink

Heard one blues-rock song, LITERALLY heard them all.

Hideous Lump, Tuesday, 25 April 2017 00:33 (seven months ago) Permalink

1st "music for olds"

sleepingbag, Tuesday, 25 April 2017 00:38 (seven months ago) Permalink

sleeve otm

People like Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Tuesday, 25 April 2017 00:49 (seven months ago) Permalink

fallacy of the excluded middle: Fleetwood Mac sucked after Danny Kirwan left.

by the light of the burning Citroën, Tuesday, 25 April 2017 01:16 (seven months ago) Permalink

I skip "Stormy Monday" on Fillmore East

this is the only unacceptable choice

mookieproof, Tuesday, 25 April 2017 01:57 (seven months ago) Permalink

Voted for 'zero tolerance for blues-rock' by Pat Metheny

Gavin, Leeds, Tuesday, 25 April 2017 06:03 (seven months ago) Permalink

fallacy of the excluded middle: Fleetwood Mac sucked after Danny Kirwan left.

― by the light of the burning Citroën, Monday, April 24, 2017 8:16 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

No way dogg

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 25 April 2017 11:57 (seven months ago) Permalink

Electric Mud is pretty awesome. Would like some more like that.
Really like Ten Years After when the bebop's showing

Stevolende, Tuesday, 25 April 2017 12:02 (seven months ago) Permalink

Found a nice copy of Then Play On by FM on RSD I was well chuffed tbh

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 25 April 2017 12:07 (seven months ago) Permalink

Picked up the remaster of that when it came out a few years back, a bit less overtly bluesy than the debut but great, great lp.

Stackwaddy are really great, do Buffalo fit?
Groundhogs had at least 3 fantastic lps.
Steve Miller's early stuff takes a blues influence to some great ends.
Gun Club are one of my favourite bands and reinvention of delta blues influenced stuff is one of their marked influences.
Same with Howard brothers era crime & The City Solution.

Beefheart's bluesier stuff is pretty cool too.

Stevolende, Tuesday, 25 April 2017 12:10 (seven months ago) Permalink

Was in a taxi the other day and the driver had some Calvin Russell in the CD player, was pretty sweet.

heaven parker (anagram), Tuesday, 25 April 2017 12:13 (seven months ago) Permalink

The less that blues/blues rock sounds like it was made with a stencil, the higher my tolerance.

Crackers and Snacks (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 25 April 2017 12:22 (seven months ago) Permalink

The more it sounds like something a regional sales manager would grind out onstage at the corporate retreat, the lower my tolerance.

Crackers and Snacks (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 25 April 2017 12:24 (seven months ago) Permalink

Hot take: Albert King's Born Under a Bad Sign album was simultaneously great and also the seed of all terrible blues rock

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 25 April 2017 12:55 (seven months ago) Permalink

Booker T and the MGs as backing band innit?

Stevolende, Tuesday, 25 April 2017 13:02 (seven months ago) Permalink

I've been jamming "Boogie With Canned Heat" lately...feels good man

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 25 April 2017 13:02 (seven months ago) Permalink

UK blues/rock albums i enjoy:

then play on; the pious bird of good omen; mr wonderful - fleetwood mac
cricklewood green; ssssh - ten years after
raw sienna; looking in - savoy brown
a hard road; blues from laurel canyon - john mayall

not sure i consider wishbone ash "blues rock" but i dig their s/t, pilgrimage, argus

future blues by canned is pretty cool but i'm rarely "in the mood" for those vocals

Dogshit Critic (m coleman), Tuesday, 25 April 2017 13:21 (seven months ago) Permalink

"Well I've been plowin' — pickin' cotton all day long!"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaM6lTmhnak

Jazzbo, Tuesday, 25 April 2017 13:36 (seven months ago) Permalink

Good songs vs. good solos wins the day. See: Robert Cray.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 25 April 2017 13:36 (seven months ago) Permalink

Steveo's list otm, love the Groundhogs/Tony McPhee.

antipodean blues:

Coloured Balls (Lobby Loyde!)
Rose Tattoo
Human Instinct
the Scientists

by the light of the burning Citroën, Tuesday, 25 April 2017 14:01 (seven months ago) Permalink

There's probably stuff out there that I like or tolerate, but zero-tolerance feels like the right option. I'm clearly not the only person who thought of that blues hammer clip when I saw the phrase "blues-rock".

Moodles, Tuesday, 25 April 2017 14:01 (seven months ago) Permalink

no honestly anytime anything remotely blues rock comes up on ilm for like the last 15 years someone makes a blueshammer joke

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 25 April 2017 14:03 (seven months ago) Permalink

blues hammer jokes seem like the only appropriate response

Moodles, Tuesday, 25 April 2017 14:04 (seven months ago) Permalink

blues hammer is shameful cultural appropriation of authentic blues-rock

Brad C., Tuesday, 25 April 2017 14:08 (seven months ago) Permalink

there is a spectrum of blueshammer bands, some are good, e.g. led zeppelin, some are bad, e.g. the original blueshammer

marcos, Tuesday, 25 April 2017 14:18 (seven months ago) Permalink

i like plenty of blues rock

marcos, Tuesday, 25 April 2017 14:19 (seven months ago) Permalink

george thorogood rules, the blues albini

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 25 April 2017 14:22 (seven months ago) Permalink

is blueshammer a strawman band? i've never really encountered a bar band like that ... i guess it's supposed to be kinda sub-par stevie ray vaughn.
anyway, my tolerance has probably risen over the years, i like canned heat, zz top, rory gallagher, peter green etc.

tylerw, Tuesday, 25 April 2017 14:48 (seven months ago) Permalink

I am listening to 21st century Robin Trower albums today. (He's got a new one coming out next Friday.) Unfortunately, his US tour - which starts tomorrow - is all Midwest and West Coast dates, nothing on the East Coast.

Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Violent J (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, 25 April 2017 14:51 (seven months ago) Permalink

growing up around Chicago, it was amazing how many terrible blues rock bands there were in the area. lots of corporate retreat type dudes who looked like jimmy buffet and thought the blues started with jake and elwood.

nomar, Tuesday, 25 April 2017 14:57 (seven months ago) Permalink

as far as a guy who does have a lot of the tendencies to overwrought blooze bluster that ppl tend to hate, rory gallagher is fucking amazing IMO

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 25 April 2017 15:32 (seven months ago) Permalink

i mean i get why he might come across as a sorta overplaying white blooze dude, but he is actually great.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t_1vgh_X9w

tylerw, Tuesday, 25 April 2017 15:36 (seven months ago) Permalink

yeah irish tour is what got me into him, that's the one

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 25 April 2017 15:37 (seven months ago) Permalink

Robin Trower's last album was fucking GREAT.

People like Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Tuesday, 25 April 2017 16:32 (seven months ago) Permalink

is blueshammer a strawman band?

Oh no, the phenomenon is very real. I co-hosted a blues jam for a number of years, and the number of Stevie Ray Stratobators is really something.

I went to a local blues fest last summer, and this band was so overamped and awful I had to go have a couple drinks at a bar down the street until they were done:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw9wvNi_EPI

I don't really like any of these albums (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 25 April 2017 17:17 (seven months ago) Permalink

This might not be the exact thread for it, but something I've been wondering: The kind of melodies that typify (for instance) Louis Armstrong's Hot Five recordings are considered blues, right? If that's the case, when did the idea of a typical blues melody transform from those kind of 32-bar things into the more familiar 12-bar I-IV-V form?

Wet Pelican would provide the soundtrack (Myonga Vön Bontee), Tuesday, 25 April 2017 18:13 (seven months ago) Permalink

Pulled up behind this guy at a red light this afternoon and immediately thought of this topic. Of course I had to take a picture and show you guys.
http://i.imgur.com/1apP9Nt.jpg

Austin, Friday, 28 April 2017 04:08 (seven months ago) Permalink

...before you plowed into him?

Charles "Butt" Stanton (Neanderthal), Friday, 28 April 2017 04:10 (seven months ago) Permalink

"If that's the case, when did the idea of a typical blues melody transform from those kind of 32-bar things into the more familiar 12-bar I-IV-V form?"

I think it was kinda always there, you really got to look that alot of "rock and roll" kinda comes more out of the Mississippi blues tradition (like say Charlie Patton) which was way more stripped down both harmonically and instrumentation wise than jazz then got electrified in Chicago, Memphis and Detroit. That stuff including say the classic blues singers like Bessie Smith was happening same time that jazz happened too.

earlnash, Friday, 28 April 2017 04:28 (seven months ago) Permalink

I had this early Small Faces compilation album when I was a teenager and am only seeing now that some of my favorite tracks on it (especially "Sorry She's Mine") were not singles or not A-sides.

https://www.discogs.com/Small-Faces-By-Appointment/release/2938339

timellison, Friday, 28 April 2017 04:33 (seven months ago) Permalink

Oh dear wrong thread

timellison, Friday, 28 April 2017 04:40 (seven months ago) Permalink

i mean i get why he might come across as a sorta overplaying white blooze dude, but he is actually great.

His cover of Tony Joe White's As The Crow Flies from the same album is great:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heD3siavZBg

the_ecuador_three, Friday, 28 April 2017 13:25 (seven months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Saturday, 29 April 2017 00:01 (seven months ago) Permalink

i like harvey mandel. does that count?

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Saturday, 29 April 2017 01:36 (seven months ago) Permalink

harvey mandel rules

a but (brimstead), Saturday, 29 April 2017 01:39 (seven months ago) Permalink

Resisting the temptation to once again post video of "Can Blue Men Sing The Whites."

Shpilkes for a Knave (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 29 April 2017 01:42 (seven months ago) Permalink

They missed out on a goldmine by not licensing their name to other products.

Foghat's Hog Fat would've been a big seller.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 29 April 2017 14:35 (seven months ago) Permalink

wow that's a real thing. i guess i assumed it was too good to be true

http://foghatcellars.com/

budo jeru, Saturday, 29 April 2017 18:43 (seven months ago) Permalink

"Mmm, Roger, this is good stuff...notes of oak...a hint of near-cinnamon...and the finish goes down like a SLOOOW RIIIDE!"

"Fucking knock it off."

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 29 April 2017 18:53 (seven months ago) Permalink

One of my all-time favorite stories shared by others on ILM:

Sometime in the Summer of 1996, Foghat played after a minor-league baseball game in Louisville with Mountain and Iron Butterfly (I didn't actually witness this, unfortunately). According to my friends who were present, Foghat started the set by having the lead singer ask the audience, "Do we have your permission to JAM?!?!?" When he received a positive, enthusiastic response, he then yelled "Then jam we must!!!!" and they broke into a 20-minute version of "Slow Ride," which was basically their whole set. My friend Chris took off his shirt and twirled it 'round his head.

― hstencil, Tuesday, April 8, 2003 3:06 PM (fourteen years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 29 April 2017 19:16 (seven months ago) Permalink

Forever Bad Blues Band Just Stomping

Stevolende, Saturday, 29 April 2017 19:33 (seven months ago) Permalink

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/A1GSbkOT26L._SL1500_.jpg

I love this album. Very old school very bluesy kick butt album. I don't know what album the guy who said it wasn't very good was listening to. But Under The Influence ROCKS!

nomar, Saturday, 29 April 2017 20:23 (seven months ago) Permalink

Resisting the temptation to once again post video of "Can Blue Men Sing The Whites."

― Shpilkes for a Knave (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, April 29, 2017 2:42 AM (nineteen hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

It's an obvious thing to post, sure, but id does underline the fact that even in the sixties there was a reasonable suspicion about a lot of this stuff. And Clapton was his mate too, so there's also that.

Camaraderie at Arms Length, Saturday, 29 April 2017 20:52 (seven months ago) Permalink

Foghat's latest effort is a masterclass in musical alchemy, reigning in a stunning diversity influences -- everything from Cream to Led Zeppelin, the blues to blues-rock -- and proffering a record that is, at turns, both powerful and poignant. It's as if the band had finally decided to kick open the proverbial oak casks, those mythical vessels which contain all the LPs that have music on them that you like, and let the influence flow.

budo jeru, Saturday, 29 April 2017 20:59 (seven months ago) Permalink

I remember listening to Foghat's 2010 album. I don't remember what it sounded like, but I remember listening to it.

Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Violent J (誤訳侮辱), Saturday, 29 April 2017 23:08 (seven months ago) Permalink

While I don't doubt that modern Foghat is probably a very professional live outfit, I tend to doubt it really can scratch on the original band with Lonesome Dave and Rod Price. You really can't go wrong with any old 70s Foghat or Savoy Brown.

I always loved those two pictures. The funny thing about the Rock and Roll Outlaws cover shot is the plane was a total prop for the record, they didn't tour in one.

earlnash, Saturday, 29 April 2017 23:16 (seven months ago) Permalink

Keep thinking thread title reminds me of that one Le TIgre song.

Shpilkes for a Knave (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 29 April 2017 23:17 (seven months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Sunday, 30 April 2017 00:01 (seven months ago) Permalink

Damn right.

Mark G, Sunday, 30 April 2017 00:14 (seven months ago) Permalink

i call bs on the person who voted "I seek out and attend gigs by the surviving members of Blodwyn Pig." i don't think any of them still tour. though this would have been cool...

On 9 May 2016, Mick Abrahams, the legendary founding guitarist with Jethro Tull, Blodwyn Pig and the Mick Abrahams Band, brought together musical friends old and new, for a night of celebration of his music.

Mick was joined on stage at London’s Borderline by special guests, who included Mungo Jerry, Rick Wakeman, Geoff Whitehorn, Clive Bunker, Elliott Randall and more. Visit's Mick's Media for exclusive pictures from the night

Thus Sang Freud, Sunday, 30 April 2017 00:30 (seven months ago) Permalink

as a member of Blodwyn Pig I take exception to your post

People like Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Sunday, 30 April 2017 01:31 (seven months ago) Permalink

ANOTHER new album from Robin Trower??

the rockists' red glare (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 30 April 2017 14:55 (seven months ago) Permalink

Jump on it!

Shpilkes for a Knave (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 30 April 2017 15:09 (seven months ago) Permalink

More Trower To Him!

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 30 April 2017 15:25 (seven months ago) Permalink

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and there's another live set around.
All instrumental

Stevolende, Sunday, 30 April 2017 15:32 (seven months ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

don't skip "Stormy Monday"

Brad C., Sunday, 28 May 2017 01:04 (six months ago) Permalink

More Trower To Him!

Delayed lol

Lmao Blecch (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 28 May 2017 01:36 (six months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

More Blueshammerism:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF6yiV8N6G4

smug dinner-jazz atrocity (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 15 June 2017 17:01 (five months ago) Permalink


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