Aging rock act on new album: This time we wanted to go back to the basics

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Seems like every other issue of RS features a legacy act describing their new album as a return to basics, or something similar. I feel like I've seen Dave Grohl and Bono do so recently but can't find the quotes. Hopefully this Muse statement, even if it is slightly anti-album, can serve as inspiration to get the thread rolling:

https://i.imgur.com/5T3KfOi.jpg

But in a radical twist, they have decided to lose the high concepts and release new songs individually weeks after recording them (...) "It reminds me of when the band first started..."

This thread should also have room for quotes in the spirit of "we went into the studio with 300 new songs and in the end only 14 made the cut"

niels, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 18:23 (one year ago) link

i'm into this radical new idea of just focusing on one song at a time.

"..and release new songs individually weeks after recording them .."

didn't Ash try this approach for a while ?

mark e, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 18:33 (one year ago) link

here's Grohl on the latest Foo Fighters:

So we were like, ‘God, if we were to record again, how are we going switch it up?’ For us to switch it up right now (whistles) would be to go into the studio and make a record like a normal band. That kind of became the focus, it was like alright, now that we can sort of shed that other stuff and just write songs and record them in a studio as you do.”

https://www.alternativenation.net/dave-grohl-reveals-foo-fighters-will-switch-new-album-sonic-highways-dead/

niels, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 18:41 (one year ago) link

wait, what were they doing before? not writing songs and recording them on the moon?

scott seward, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 18:45 (one year ago) link

seattle grunge rocker rob halford will tell you that it isn't always so easy to go back to basics.

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28685635_10156694694627137_7491661337674484406_n.jpg?oh=262fb34b4144f30bdf1ec04eae601257&oe=5B44A395

scott seward, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 18:46 (one year ago) link

haha, I love that image

niels, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 18:50 (one year ago) link

This is Wire since they came back for the 2nd time, isn't it?

Buff Jeckley (Tom D.), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 18:51 (one year ago) link

Flagpole: This interview is about your new album, but since it hasn't been released yet, can you tell us something about it?

Michael Stipe: Well, it's a lot louder than the last three records. It's
very raw, and, uh, punk rock. It's kind of in-your-face.

mookieproof, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 18:58 (one year ago) link

Joe Strummer on Cut the Crap

"We wanted to strip it down, back to punk rock roots"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O12XU0KS8fU

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 18:58 (one year ago) link

Ha, that Grohl quote is priceless! Pure Spinal Tap.

Full of bile and Blue Nile denial (Turrican), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 19:08 (one year ago) link

I'm guessing mookieproof's Stipe qupte relates to Monster.

Full of bile and Blue Nile denial (Turrican), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 19:10 (one year ago) link

*quote, even.

Full of bile and Blue Nile denial (Turrican), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 19:10 (one year ago) link

Was searching for a Nick Cave quote, circa Nocturama and Grinderman, on writing and recording quickly. Fifth google result already bled into Pixies interviews:

https://dailycollegian.com/2017/09/a-conversation-with-the-pixies-joey-santiago/

DC: Your new record “Head Carrier” sonically builds off the new addition of Bassist Paz Lenchantin. I’m wondering what it was like to get into the studio with her? Did she contribute anything new to the Pixies sonically?

JS: Yes, of course she did. Her suggestions and her arrangement ideas. When we got into the studio with Paz, it was time to get back to basics, whatever that meant with us. We didn’t have to work hard at finding a new connection. When we start making music, it’s just making music. There’s no thought or pressure involved in it. If it’s good, it’s good. If it’s bad it’s bad. That was our only criterion.

Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 19:19 (one year ago) link

Talking of Spinal Tap, here's Scouting For Girls on how people don't want to watch them play anymore because they're shit:

We’ve gone back to basics and we’re playing Academies and smaller venues, it’s all very intimate and we much prefer playing the smaller venues. We love being on the road and seeing the country.

By the way, in the same interview they actually do talk about going back to basics in the recording of their new album, they use the phrase back to basics twice in the same interview, but that's enough from Scouting For Girls.

Buff Jeckley (Tom D.), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 19:31 (one year ago) link

i swear every single new U2 album has a quote from Bono that's akin to, "we just wanted to get back to the sound of four guys in a room playing."

omar little, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 19:34 (one year ago) link

came here to post about u2, beaten to the punch

War, Famine, Pestilence, Death, Umami (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 19:40 (one year ago) link

I'm sure there is a Chris Frantz quote about getting back to basics before Little Creatures was released. Google (or my memory) is failing me.

that's not my post, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 19:57 (one year ago) link

U2 find it impossible to make an album that sounds like that, which is the funniest thing about it.

(xxxposts)

Full of bile and Blue Nile denial (Turrican), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 19:57 (one year ago) link

someone mentioned Stipe but i was gonna say there's at least a couple R.E.M. records that qualify for this, right?

alpine static, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 21:24 (one year ago) link

"back to basics is the death of romance" --Stephin Merritt

geoffreyess, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 21:41 (one year ago) link

bill wyman's bass is v cool

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 22:02 (one year ago) link

someone mentioned Stipe but i was gonna say there's at least a couple R.E.M. records that qualify for this, right?

― alpine static, Wednesday, March 7, 2018 9:24 PM (fifty-two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Yeah that quote Mookieproof posted refers to Monster (as Turrican guessed) but I automatically assumed it was Accelerate...

Gavin, Leeds, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 22:19 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6gKe9Fr2ok

Brad C., Wednesday, 7 March 2018 23:20 (one year ago) link

go into the studio and make a record like a normal band
go into the studio and make a record like a normal band
go into the studio and make a record like a normal band
go into the studio and make a record like a normal band
go into the studio and make a record like a normal band
go into the studio and make a record like a normal band
go into the studio and make a record like a normal band

calstars, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 23:39 (one year ago) link

Ok I Googled "back to their roots" in Goog News and here's what I found:

Of Mice & Men go back to their roots on new material -
“I think what we’re doing right now, which is the most important thing that we can, is really just honing in on the elements of what makes our music sound like our music.”

25 YEARS AGO: BON JOVI RESTART THEIR CAREER WITH ‘KEEP THE FAITH’ -
“We needed to find ourselves individually,” he said. “The Bon Jovi situation was extremely successful, and I was very happy to be in a band of that stature, but there was almost nothing left to write about at that point — we were all just so tired and so burnt out. All we were writing about was bein’ on the road and bein’ in a hotel room and bein’ lonely and talkin’ to your girlfriend on the phone. They miss you and you miss them — that was what our lives were about at that time.
“So to actually take a step back and see what was happening in our lives gave us some more stuff to write about. Plus, all of a sudden I was working with people like Eric Clapton and Tony Levin from Peter Gabriel, and Jon was workin’ with Elton John and Jeff Beck, so workin’ with all these different artists gave us different influences, which we brought back to Bon Jovi. It made it fresh and brand-new, and we were excited to be with each other again."

kurt schwitterz, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 23:49 (one year ago) link

Every huge artist has their "Keep the Faith"

mookieproof, Thursday, 8 March 2018 00:58 (one year ago) link

Future historians will explain all culture - indeed, all of history - primarily through the lens of Bon Jovi's discography.

John F. Kennedy was the American presidency's "New Jersey."

"The Winter's Tale" is Shakespeare's "Keep the Faith."

The Ford Model T is the "Slippery When Wet" of cars.

Stonewall Jackson's famous flank march at the Battle of Chancellorsville was the Confederacy's "Have a Nice Day."

tater totalitarian (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 8 March 2018 01:18 (one year ago) link

We needed to find ourselves individually
We needed to find ourselves individually
We needed to find ourselves individually
We needed to find ourselves individually
We needed to find ourselves individually

calstars, Thursday, 8 March 2018 01:35 (one year ago) link

actually my favorite Bono-ism on this front is referring to Achtung Baby as "the sound of four men chopping down the Joshua Tree."

omar little, Thursday, 8 March 2018 01:40 (one year ago) link

suck on that, eno

mookieproof, Thursday, 8 March 2018 01:54 (one year ago) link

There's some serious g-droppin' goin' on in that Bon Jovi quote

doug watson, Thursday, 8 March 2018 14:08 (one year ago) link

also rofling at Puffin's history lesson through the lens of the BJ discography

doug watson, Thursday, 8 March 2018 14:09 (one year ago) link

Never said by Yes, Tangerine Dream, or Gentle Giant.

clemenza, Thursday, 8 March 2018 14:11 (one year ago) link

This thread should also have room for quotes in the spirit of "we went into the studio with 300 new songs and in the end only 14 made the cut"

ahah, I have always hated these comments.
Especially when you hear how shitty the remaining 14 tracks are, most of the times... makes you wonder what the other 286 sounded like !

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 8 March 2018 14:15 (one year ago) link

Animal Collective: 'We wrote our new album as a rock band'

Asked how it differed from their previous albums, Weitz said: “We all moved back to Baltimore, the last few records we’ve written apart and by sending each other stuff. This time we all wanted to write in the same room together. We went back to our roots and we got a little practice space in this barn on Josh’s [Dibb – fellow band member] mum’s property and it was like being a garage band again.”

This one we wrote as a rock band in a room and we wanted to record it that way.”

... (Eazy), Thursday, 8 March 2018 14:18 (one year ago) link

and yeah, the original "back to basics" move was the Beatles' Get Back sessions, surely.
Or maybe the Stones' Beggars Banquet, actually.

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 8 March 2018 14:18 (one year ago) link

^^ bonus points for "a barn" xpost

... (Eazy), Thursday, 8 March 2018 14:19 (one year ago) link

and yeah, the original "back to basics" move was the Beatles' Get Back sessions, surely.

― AlXTC from Paris

wasn't this inspired by the Basement Tapes?

ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Thursday, 8 March 2018 14:25 (one year ago) link

While the band's two albums for Sony have been rockers, Ness says Social Distortion plans to turn it up a notch for its next studio effort.

"I'm about half way through writing the new album and on it I'm going to stray away a little bit from the country and blues influence and I'm digging back to that late '70s feel. It's a personal thing I gotta do. I just want a real hard-edged, stake-our-claim, back-to-our-roots record.

"It's like, 'Hey, you flannel-wearing, pony-tail, pierced-nose kid. I took beatings so you could dress the way you dress and we were doing this long before any of these other people were doing it,"' says Ness.

how's life, Thursday, 8 March 2018 14:26 (one year ago) link

not an album but an early back-to-basics move: Elvis' 1968 comeback special

Brad C., Thursday, 8 March 2018 14:29 (one year ago) link

yeah, I thought about the Basement Tapes but how was it wasn't really a return to bacics, was it ? It wasn't Dylan going back to his folk songs alone with his guitar...

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 8 March 2018 14:31 (one year ago) link

the unspoken truism here presumably being that layman's-terms descriptions of the recording process are fundamentally dull

like, I'm struggling to think of a plausible summary of one which wouldn't invoke some form of music biz cliche

suspect the audience that things like the OP are written for is now small and stubborn enough that if this kind of thing got excised from the 'big band with new album' narrative entirely they would be sore about it just because it's a thing that one expects to read

thirst trap your hare (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 8 March 2018 14:31 (one year ago) link

ouch sorry : but it wasn't really a return to bacics, was it ?

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 8 March 2018 14:32 (one year ago) link

Some bands get back to basics differently than others.

"For us, we wanted to go back to our roots. So we said, yeah, let's go to a house like the Stones and Led Zeppelin used to do. Let's just do our own project and have some fun.

"So, we rented a house in Spain, a villa overlooking the sea, and that allowed us to make a really free sounding record. I mean, on Hysteria, I remember spending a month recording just one guitar riff. On Slang the emphasis was on the song, the inspiration for it, the vibe.

"We wanted it to have more the feel of classic albums by bands we liked, like the Stones or Zeppelin."

how's life, Thursday, 8 March 2018 14:35 (one year ago) link

Also, wondering about artists with a very strong and long back catalog but who NEVER did the "back to basic" move : Prince (I'm not too sure about his 90s output) ? Bowie ? Stevie Wonder ?

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 8 March 2018 14:35 (one year ago) link

yeah, I thought about the Basement Tapes but how was it wasn't really a return to bacics, was it ? It wasn't Dylan going back to his folk songs alone with his guitar...

― AlXTC from Paris

as good an explanation as any for why the "basement tapes" don't suck but every single "back to basics" record it inspired does

ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Thursday, 8 March 2018 14:37 (one year ago) link

Wasn't Hours Bowie's Back to Basics?

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 8 March 2018 14:39 (one year ago) link

I'm sure Bowie did this, he tried virtually everything else post-Scary Monsters.

Buff Jeckley (Tom D.), Thursday, 8 March 2018 14:41 (one year ago) link

As I said it upthread, most of these guys have never recorded that way - well, at least not as a professional band - so they're not really going back to anything.

Monica Kindle (Tom D.), Monday, 10 December 2018 19:43 (eleven months ago) link

someone mentioned Stipe but i was gonna say there's at least a couple R.E.M. records that qualify for this, right?

― alpine static, Wednesday, March 7, 2018 9:24 PM (nine months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

"Accelerate" was supposed to be REM's "back to basics, four guys in a room" record, wasn't it?

And it's easily the worst sounding album they ever put out. Even if I had any desire to listen to it, I don't think I could get more than two songs in as the bad mastering is torture.

Brainless Addlepated Timid Muddleheaded Awful No-Account (Pheeel), Monday, 10 December 2018 21:38 (eleven months ago) link

Seems to me the issue with the "four guys in a room" type records is, it rarely seems like "four guys in a practice pad writing like their lives depending on it" and more often like "four guys in a room who want to do like two takes maximum because I'll punch a puppy if I have to look at your stupid face for one minute longer than I have to"

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 10 December 2018 21:42 (eleven months ago) link

Which I believe was the original title of St Anger

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 10 December 2018 21:44 (eleven months ago) link

one month passes...

https://thequietus.com/articles/25902-fennesz-agroa-stripped-back-album

Fennesz' new album, due in March, sees him go back to basics.

"It was all done on headphones, which was rather a frustrating situation at first but later on it felt like back in the day when I produced my first records in the 1990s," Fennesz says. "I used very minimal equipment. I didn't even have the courage to plug in all the gear and instruments which were at my disposal. I just used what was to hand."

mirostones, Sunday, 20 January 2019 17:48 (nine months ago) link

He could have used the sample trigger software a friend developed in the 90s, called Back To Basics

http://www.wizardmaster.com/bludgeonsoft/btb/index.html

eva logorrhea (bendy), Sunday, 20 January 2019 18:10 (nine months ago) link

Former bedroom artists whose greatest successes are in the past trying to move back into shitty apartments where it all started

calstars, Sunday, 20 January 2019 18:32 (nine months ago) link

Fennesz' last album was one of his best though

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Monday, 21 January 2019 10:24 (nine months ago) link

two months pass...

https://www.residentadvisor.net/features/3125

And then there's Rainbow Mirror, the seven-LP, three-hour Prurient album that came out in December, which he said is more about the process of recording. [...] It was inspired by the very first Prurient show, back in Madison, Wisconsin in 1997, when Fernow performed as part of a trio in a public park, siphoning electricity from the city.

"Rainbow Mirror is a concept piece, like, an environmental piece," he said. "The idea of a three-man station, where each guy has their own setup that's crude and primitive. Rudimentary electronics that sounded familiar, but put together in an uncomfortable way. I wanted to get back to a group idea, but with actual restraint, and limitations, in a way that has maybe come from techno. I wanted to reference the very first show and doing something live as a unit. The way it's put together in this unsequenced, raw, live uncontrolled way [...] When I did this show 20 years ago, what made it good at all was that it was on the verge of failing.

lispectah deck (unregistered), Thursday, 28 March 2019 17:13 (seven months ago) link

fuckin A+ getting Prurient itt

flappy bird, Thursday, 28 March 2019 17:20 (seven months ago) link

Just three guys in a park, jamming with our trusty ol' synths, using a hacked streetlamp for juice. Just like the early Delta Bluesmen did, maaan.

Gunther Gleiben (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 29 March 2019 16:17 (seven months ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://pitchfork.com/news/the-black-keys-announce-new-album-lets-rock-share-new-song-eagle-birds-listen/

“When we’re together we are the Black Keys, that’s where that real magic is, and always has been since we were 16,” Auerbach said in statement. “The record is like a homage to electric guitar,” Carney added. “We took a simple approach and trimmed all the fat like we used to.”

bonus, the album is called "Let's Rock"

na (NA), Thursday, 25 April 2019 19:22 (six months ago) link

bonus, the album is called "Let's Rock"

ha ha ha ah ah

blokes you can't rust (sic), Thursday, 25 April 2019 20:06 (six months ago) link

lol thought of this thread when I saw blurb about this album

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 25 April 2019 20:09 (six months ago) link

i wonder if he actually said "a homage"

na (NA), Thursday, 25 April 2019 20:11 (six months ago) link

like out loud

na (NA), Thursday, 25 April 2019 20:11 (six months ago) link

and if he said "oh-Mage" or "Home-edge"

bendy, Thursday, 25 April 2019 20:16 (six months ago) link

oh-Mage is not back-to-basics enough

mookieproof, Thursday, 25 April 2019 20:19 (six months ago) link

wow Let's Rock 10/10

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 25 April 2019 20:36 (six months ago) link

speaking of pitchfork

Sunn O)))
Life Metal

BEST NEW MUSIC
BY: GRAYSON HAVER CURRINEXPERIMENTALMETAL

The titanic drone metal duo returns with Steve Albini for an enormous, meticulous, back-to-basics album that shows just how compelling those basics can be.

the late great, Thursday, 25 April 2019 20:39 (six months ago) link

oh wait, this thread is for artists saying that, not critics. my bad

the late great, Thursday, 25 April 2019 20:40 (six months ago) link

I saw this black keys thing coming like 15 years ago

calstars, Friday, 26 April 2019 00:34 (six months ago) link

I'll never forget seeing them open for somebody in 2002 and thinking "well these guys will obviously never get anywhere with this dated BluesHammer schtick. It's 2002 already!"

One Eye Open, Friday, 26 April 2019 00:59 (six months ago) link

I shall now get back to my basics by saying Great thread! Hadn't seen it before!
Get back was getting back to being clever cheeky monkey 60s Beatles with a taste for Southern sounds, including lifting from Chuck Berry=="Here come ol Flattop, he come groovin' up slowly," a direct rip, but then they put their own thing with it of course, also got Billy Preston or whomever playing electric piano, which wasn't touch-sensitive back in the day, so wisely not getting *that* back.
Dylan's "back to basics" in terms of sheer regression to an imaginary (in-terms of-Boy-Dylan-Folk-to-Punk-Laureate) past was Self Portrait, which he says in Chronicles was a fuck-you to the people who expected him to top himself with yet another Godhead masterpiece every time, and always did seem like escapism (understandable enough in the charred dawn of the 70s). But yeah Good As I Been and WGW were back to basics in a good way (it can be good).
Most of Eric Clapton's solo career is or comes from getting back to the basics, via three things, according to him: Music From Big Pink, new boss Rolling Stone crowning him "master of the blues cliché," when he stopped playing, Bruce and Baker kept going (this was an arena show). So he ditched Cream, as mentioned above hitched a ride with Delaney and Bonnie and Friends, as did George Harrison, Duane Allman, and maybe all of pre-Derek and the Dominos, who were not so very basic except very loud and intense and EC sacrificing his poor voice ("The doctors tell me I was born with a undersized diaphragm") to Harrison's perfidious or perhaps wised-up wife on the altar of Sincerity. After that, all roots, except when he recorded with guitar synthesizer and a few other brief detours. Even was quoted by Creem I think as saying he wished he'd never left Mayall's Bluesbreakers and started Cream.
Blind Faith was more basics than intended in that the label got greedy or maybe afraid of back to Baker's antics or EC's heroin etc. and put it out before they'd quite finished it, which adds to the relatively spare-room/halfway house atmosphere. Good of its kind, if you can stand it.

dow, Friday, 26 April 2019 02:34 (six months ago) link

two months pass...

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/jun/29/matt-goss-bros-apparently-im-eccentric-im-fine-with-that

Aging pop act on forthcoming gigs:
Q: What can people expect from the gig?
Matt Goss: A back-to-basics, down-and-dirty gig. No big production, a bit more rock’n’roll. I’m playing guitar, I’ll jump on the piano a couple of times. We’re grown men now. We just want to plug in and play.

From the same interview:
Q: What else is in the pipeline?
Matt: I’ve written the lyrics for an Upstairs, Downstairs stage musical, which has been one of the most cerebral projects of my life.

National treasure status beckons.

Zeuhl Idol (Matt #2), Saturday, 29 June 2019 19:14 (four months ago) link

just thirty cast members in a room

mookieproof, Saturday, 29 June 2019 19:19 (four months ago) link

we’re grown men now

brimstead, Saturday, 29 June 2019 23:45 (four months ago) link

https://www.bucksherald.co.uk/whats-on/entertainment/suede-s-mat-osman-on-rekindling-the-band-s-fire-and-working-on-their-next-album-ahead-of-bucks-festival-date-1-8976333?fbclid=IwAR0WL8bjdgzEo2Xntu0oOnp4BigsM8qFxn-2AfB6sF2615BQGtYly7SfcT0

"Last time it was very heavily structured and had orchestras and spoken word and stuff like that," says Mat. "As usual, I think the next one will be the complete opposite. I think the next one we're going to try and record pretty much live, just five of us in a room - spend a lot of time rehearsing, and then try and capture something a bit more straightforward rock'n'roll, that live feeling."

Eyeball Kicks, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 15:07 (four months ago) link

ahah a perfect one !

AlXTC from Paris, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 15:32 (four months ago) link

that live feeling

flappy bird, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 16:47 (four months ago) link

Fans who have followed the band since the beginning may think of Let's Rock as a return to form: stripped-down, chugging, blues-rock that recalls their early days playing in garages and basements in Akron, Ohio. They say shedding the layered production that has characterized their later work was a natural move.

"We got together in the studio and it was like it was already agreed upon, but we hadn't even spoken about it: It was just going to be a guitar and drums record," Auerbach says. "There's no keyboards, no other musicians, no outside producers, just the two of us. After so many years apart, that was the way that it had to be."

global tetrahedron, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 03:15 (four months ago) link

from Goss:

Luke’s been staying with me in Vegas while we rehearse and we’ve been mucking around together, just being brothers. We played Marco Polo in the pool the other day for the first time in decades, which was hilarious. Luke came along to my show that night and was sitting in the front row, still shouting “Marco!” I was like “Fuck off, I’m busy!”

aw, bless

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 03:20 (four months ago) link

That Suede drummer one is so perfect.

in twelve parts (lamonti), Thursday, 4 July 2019 18:25 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

Mike Rutherford on Genesis' Duke:

There seem to be a lot more group compositions coming out at the moment. And Then There Were Three had more individual songs but this one is getting back to the basic stage of ideas being worked on jointly.

van dyke parks generator (anagram), Sunday, 22 September 2019 04:37 (one month ago) link

Albums like Pin Ups or World Gone Wrong are a separate category--not "back to basics" but "back to my original inspiration."

Add Paul McCartney's Run Devil Run and Jeff Lynne's The Long Wave to that list.

Where do ukulele solo albums fit? (I can't remember who else did this besides Eddie Vedder, but I know there was at least one more.)

Hideous Lump, Sunday, 22 September 2019 12:15 (one month ago) link

Back to basics: John Mellencamp's Dance Naked was a response to the failure of the more musically ambitious Human Wheels.

With Leonard Cohen or the Ramones, the follow up to a Phil Spector production can't help but be a back to basics.

Hideous Lump, Sunday, 22 September 2019 12:24 (one month ago) link

Where do ukulele solo albums fit? (I can't remember who else did this besides Eddie Vedder, but I know there was at least one more.)

Please assure me that this never happened.

Let them eat Pfifferlinge an Schneckensauce (Tom D.), Sunday, 22 September 2019 12:27 (one month ago) link

Amanda Palmer, that's the one I was thinking of.

And somebody had a project to gather uke covers of every Beatles song.

Hideous Lump, Sunday, 22 September 2019 12:33 (one month ago) link

Every Genesis song, now you'd be talking

funnel spider ESA (Matt #2), Sunday, 22 September 2019 12:50 (one month ago) link

i would love to hear "return of the giant hogweed" on uke

i really liked wang chung's version of "rain" from that uke project, it's my favorite version of one of my favorite beatles songs

here is a great resource on ukulele players

https://www.ukulelemusicinfo.com/blog/famous-ukulele-players/

please enjoy reading about great ukulele players such as "Taylor Swift", "Lou Barbow", and "Barrack Obama"

sock fingering, baby (rushomancy), Sunday, 22 September 2019 14:58 (one month ago) link

ach go on then

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBweqmLk6dU

Fox Pithole Britain (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 22 September 2019 15:03 (one month ago) link

don't know where else to post this but palmer appears fully nude on the cover of her latest album. saw it completely by chance on my most recent visit to barnes and noble. thought about lodging a complaint but it's not their fault, so i just took the cd and put it in the joe bonamassa section. sorry this has nothing to do with the topic of this thread whatsoever.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Sunday, 22 September 2019 15:06 (one month ago) link

Wow. First time I understood the lyrics, I think.
(xpost)

Our Borad Could Be Your Trife (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 22 September 2019 15:10 (one month ago) link

so the lyrics aren't "kill the wabbit"?

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, 22 September 2019 15:15 (one month ago) link

Ha!

Our Borad Could Be Your Trife (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 22 September 2019 15:16 (one month ago) link

don't know where else to post this but palmer appears fully nude on the cover of her latest album. saw it completely by chance on my most recent visit to barnes and noble. thought about lodging a complaint but it's not their fault, so i just took the cd and put it in the joe bonamassa section. sorry this has nothing to do with the topic of this thread whatsoever.

― Totally different head. Totally. (Austin)

am now waiting for joe bonamassa to release an album with a nude photo of him on the cover so i can file it in the amanda palmer section

Etsy Jam (rushomancy), Sunday, 22 September 2019 20:26 (one month ago) link

BONAMASSA: NO PEDALS, NO AMPS, NO PANTS!

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 22 September 2019 21:09 (one month ago) link

BONAMASSA: Nothing On But Me Guitar!

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 22 September 2019 21:16 (one month ago) link

BONAMASSA: I Named My Balls 'Blues' & 'Rock'

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 22 September 2019 21:21 (one month ago) link

they're actually a good pairing, what with the overbearing everything and general insufferableness.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Sunday, 22 September 2019 23:48 (one month ago) link


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