I Love Deep Cuts

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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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdlWUQedW9I

niels, Friday, 30 March 2018 08:28 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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.

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

kornrulez6969, Friday, 30 March 2018 14:32 (three 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qPjMCKxbq0

kornrulez6969, Friday, 30 March 2018 14:35 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUVUJ_Wbw4E

kornrulez6969, Friday, 30 March 2018 16:56 (three 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 (three 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oyx7NZqy0XE

Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Friday, 30 March 2018 17:29 (three 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 (three 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 Preview
Steely Dan - The Boston Rag
The Kinks - Sweet Lady Genevieve

kornrulez6969, Friday, 30 March 2018 17:47 (three months ago) Permalink

Stevie Wonder - He's Misstra Know It All
Funkadelic - Sexy Ways
Prince - Forever In My Life
Marvin Gaye - Is That Enough

kornrulez6969, Friday, 30 March 2018 17:56 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three months ago) Permalink

i hate the overplayed songs by my favourite band.
thankfully, this one is still hidden away in the catalogue.

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

mark e, Friday, 30 March 2018 19:46 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzRpP0dFkNY

kornrulez6969, Saturday, 31 March 2018 02:53 (three 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 (three 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smXsEcM4YGQ

map, Saturday, 31 March 2018 08:09 (three 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Owm_gPU4nI

map, Saturday, 31 March 2018 08:20 (three 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 darkness
Drinking from your cup
I said is this contagious?
You said just drink it up

niels, Saturday, 31 March 2018 08:54 (three 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 too
We 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 (three months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xFc86tzFG4

calstars, Saturday, 31 March 2018 09:18 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three months ago) Permalink

Cardigans - The Road (Long Gone Before Daylight b-side)
Bjork - Nature is Ancient
Broadcast - Misc/Stupido (itunes only Future Crayon)
Bryan Ferry - Which way to Turn
Chelsea Wolfe - I Love You All the Time (bataclan support single)
George Harrison - Simply Shady
iamamiwhoami - John (one off single)
The Invisible - So Well (with Jessie Ware)

and this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGaQy2mY8fU

Eris (Ross), Sunday, 1 April 2018 16:30 (three 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKA5B7ZHhvA

kornrulez6969, Sunday, 1 April 2018 18:03 (three 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 (three 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 (three months ago) Permalink

"Revenge" was a hidden track on Whiskeytown's Faithless Street and the only Ryan Adams song I couldn't live without

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE9p0FIHAac

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 3 April 2018 20:22 (three 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 Heart
Surrender
Wire
Heartland
Hawkmoon 269
Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
Dirty Day
Slug
Your Blue Room
Please
A Man and a Woman
Breathe
This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now
Summer of Love

omar little, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 20:31 (three 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 (three 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?

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

soref, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 22:10 (three 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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otMz9hNEMzI

brimstead, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 22:41 (three months ago) Permalink

so, like, "planet caravan"?

ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Thursday, 5 April 2018 02:39 (three months ago) Permalink

or "take a stroll through your mind"?

ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Thursday, 5 April 2018 02:45 (three months ago) Permalink

How low do you go?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q65vGN_CnHQ

llurk, Thursday, 5 April 2018 02:49 (three months ago) Permalink

so, like, "planet caravan"?


Yeah! That's what I'm thinking.

brimstead, Thursday, 5 April 2018 04:47 (three months ago) Permalink

Idk though, I'm probably just projecting my own chill 70s rock fantasies

brimstead, Thursday, 5 April 2018 04:48 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VLpgttfEM0

grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 5 April 2018 16:12 (three months ago) Permalink

Carly Rae Jepsen - I Know You Have a Girlfriend

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz0pNLHFjPQ

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 5 April 2018 16:21 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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.


Supposedly the story goes that, upon returning to the US from Wales with some new British 45s, when listening to “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere,” Cale and Reed exchanged panicked glances. Cale said, “If we don’t put a record out soon, everyone’s gonna think we’re just copying these guys!”

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 6 April 2018 21:51 (three 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 (three months ago) Permalink

xp went with Please as the token U2 deep cut on the spotify playlist

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

I would tend to agree with that, it's more or less how I use my personal deep cuts/favorite tracks playlist, songs that make me feel comfortable and at home but still sound fresh

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 (three months ago) Permalink

I will, for instance, pick that Elvis cover which is nothing short of fantastic!

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsMj-0GfF8A

kornrulez6969, Saturday, 7 April 2018 16:32 (three months ago) Permalink

awesome^

my favorite all-time Elvis deep cut, from How Great Thou Art (1967)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6nma5vM4Gk

DACA Flocka Flame (Hadrian VIII), Saturday, 7 April 2018 17:16 (three months ago) Permalink

johnny cash seemed to have liked it too

ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Saturday, 7 April 2018 23:25 (three 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 (three 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 faster
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TpC-OmgwEs

dow, Sunday, 8 April 2018 00:58 (three 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 (three months ago) Permalink

Couple of random ones - Beatles “She Said She Said”, Eurythmics “The Walk”.

startled macropod (MatthewK), Sunday, 8 April 2018 01:29 (three 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 (three months ago) Permalink

at the moment Sun King is the ultimate Beatles deep cut for me

niels, Sunday, 8 April 2018 11:38 (three 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 (three 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 (three months ago) Permalink

Isn't "Sun King" basically a direct rip of Fleetwood Mac's "Albatross"?

vmajestic, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 19:26 (three months ago) Permalink

it was very much inspired by albatross but direct rip is a bit harsh

brimstead, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 19:30 (three 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."[2]

brimstead, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 19:31 (three 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 (three 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 (three months ago) Permalink

idk maybe it's just a vibe i'm thinking of. nevermind me.

brimstead, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 20:48 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three months ago) Permalink

"voices inside by head"

brimstead, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:48 (three months ago) Permalink

my

brimstead, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:48 (three 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 (three months ago) Permalink

*Does Everyone Stare

bhad bhabie...you gon' hurt your bhack (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:55 (three months ago) Permalink

I nominate Police's "Darkness".

vmajestic, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 01:01 (three 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 (three months ago) Permalink

that's a very deep cut!

"songs that sounds kinda like albatross" would be a cool thread
would bookmark

niels, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 09:47 (three months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ8Bc6jz-W8

sofatruck, Thursday, 19 April 2018 19:09 (three months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

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 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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