songs like velvet underground "oh! sweet nuthin"

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open to all recommendations for acoustic-y vaguely stonery and morose epics, guitar solos much appreciated

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 May 2020 01:06 (one month ago) link

lol -- wow

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 01:15 (one month ago) link

Chicago - "Hard to Say I'm Sorry"

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 01:19 (one month ago) link

hm I'm not sure what happened to my brain, hope you will accept Funkadelic - "Maggot Brain" and Love - "Signed D.C." instead

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 01:23 (one month ago) link

Led Zep - Ten Years Gone

Inadequate grass (morrisp), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 01:25 (one month ago) link

i've got loads of acoustic-y vaguely stonery and morose tunes to recommend but not many "epics" come to mind

budo jeru, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 01:31 (one month ago) link

I know what Sarge has in mind: contemplating the beloved over guitars while lovestoned. So:

Luna -- Lovedust
New Order - Dream Attack
Spoon - WhisperI'lllistentohearit
R.E.M. - Half a World Away
Pavement - Type Slowly
Justin Timberlake - I Think That She Knows/LoveStoned
Liz Phair - Divorce Song
Waxahatchee - Hell
Bryan Ferry - Slave to Love

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 01:33 (one month ago) link

i've got loads of acoustic-y vaguely stonery and morose tunes to recommend but not many "epics" come to mind

― budo jeru, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 9:31 PM (three minutes ago)

im looking for something i can vibe to

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 May 2020 01:36 (one month ago) link

thank you alfred :)

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 13 May 2020 01:36 (one month ago) link

Sleater Kinney - Leave You Behind
Yo La Tengo (my god) - (Straight Down to the) Bitter End
Neil Young - Ambulance Blues

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 01:40 (one month ago) link

https://youtu.be/Wlykn_KSQ3o

doktor forstus (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 01:51 (one month ago) link

alfred gave j0rdan weed

porlockian solicitor (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 01:52 (one month ago) link

Doesn't get better than this imo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDXBPZoV2jw

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 01:53 (one month ago) link

My go-to YLT mood-psych

https://youtu.be/vw2nqCfxvNA

doktor forstus (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 01:56 (one month ago) link

(And its 60s ancestor)

https://youtu.be/Hd4iEtpRjQQ

doktor forstus (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 01:57 (one month ago) link

xxp I woulda chosen "Run" from Technique actually

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 01:57 (one month ago) link

Faust - Jennifer

herds of unmasked cletuses (WmC), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 01:59 (one month ago) link

Last one I can think of

https://youtu.be/bnCkiNi_ssY

doktor forstus (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 02:01 (one month ago) link

Gene Clark - Strength of Strings
Pavement - We are Underused
Parquet Courts - Uncast Shadow of a Southern Myth
Steve Gunn - Wildwood
Sun Kil Moon - Carry Me Ohio

o. nate, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 02:02 (one month ago) link

(Ok I promise I'm out now; lol I'm p sure J0rdan didn't need me to tell him abt Exile :/)

https://youtu.be/MEFPOqEmxHU

doktor forstus (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 02:05 (one month ago) link

Paul Simon: "Duncan"
Van Morrison: "Listen To The Lion"
Kinks: "Strangers"
Sir Douglas Quintet: "I Don't Want To Go Home"
Fleetwood Mac: "Future Games"

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 02:09 (one month ago) link

French, Frith, Kaiser, Thompson - Drowned Dog Black Night and Tir-Nan-Darag
tons of solo Thompson, "Calvary Cross" and beyond

herds of unmasked cletuses (WmC), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 02:11 (one month ago) link

jordan do you use spotify ?

budo jeru, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 02:11 (one month ago) link

made this for you

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ZkT45lBW6JVYTbcOrQHVw?si=t3g7XZicQqepwU0yu-9IRQ

budo jeru, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 02:14 (one month ago) link

Marshall Tucker Band - Can't You See

Judi Dench's Human Hand (methanietanner), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 02:24 (one month ago) link

kinda cheating, maybe, but: baxter dury 'oscar brown'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfQd3oHp3eY

mookieproof, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 02:27 (one month ago) link

"let it loose" and "jennifer" both good picks imo, if "obvious" (who cares)

budo jeru, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 02:31 (one month ago) link

Bob Dylan - Visions of Johanna

(I ain’t afraid of “obvious”)

Inadequate grass (morrisp), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 02:42 (one month ago) link

Ofege - "It Ain't Easy"

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

This record was released in 1973 (3 years after Loaded) by a group of teenaagers in Lagos, Nigeria.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 04:24 (one month ago) link

Traffic - Dear Mr Fantasy

sleight return (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 12:43 (one month ago) link

Some more

Faces - Debris
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Tuesday’s Gone
The Band - It Makes No Difference
Built To Spill - Kicked It In The Sun
Dinosaur Jr - Said The People
The Hold Steady - Lord, I’m Discouraged
The Rolling Stones - No Expectations
Songs: Ohio - Farewell Transmission (the granddaddy of em all)

sleight return (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 12:52 (one month ago) link

Built to Spill - Nowhere Nothin' Fuckup (actually sort of a cover version)

a slice of greater pastry (ledge), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 12:58 (one month ago) link

Morning Dew
https://youtu.be/NDuZfdf4hFQ

BrianB, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 13:00 (one month ago) link

Maddy Star - Look On Down From the Bridge

sleight return (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 13:19 (one month ago) link

silly phone lol *mazzy

sleight return (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 13:20 (one month ago) link

Mojave 3 - Love Songs On The Radio
Big Thief - Paul
Modest Mouse - Gravity Rides Everything
Spiritualized - Soul On Fire

sleight return (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 13:27 (one month ago) link

this might be my fav kinda song

sleight return (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 13:28 (one month ago) link

Roxy Music - Psalm

sleight return (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 13:35 (one month ago) link

Skip Spence - Grey/Afro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U6uRbGVkL4

glumdalclitch, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 13:41 (one month ago) link

Last one, I promise:

Lucero - Drink Til We’re Gone

sleight return (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 13:43 (one month ago) link

Not enturely sure I get the criteria, but here’s a few favourites:

REM - Country Feedback
Thin White Rope - Take It Home (not much acoustic)
Smashing Pumpkins - Mayonaise
Rain Parade - Broken Horse
Idaho - Skyscrape
Patti Smith - Free Money

Mule, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 14:01 (one month ago) link

Ah shit, didn’t see ref to «vibe». I might be some way off then...

Mule, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 14:03 (one month ago) link

Oh shit, forgot one of my favorites -- Julian Cope, "Gimme Back My Flag"

herds of unmasked cletuses (WmC), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 14:25 (one month ago) link

my mind goes to "ain't that nothin'" - maybe it's superficial. i get the two conflated in my head. last songs on the last (not really) albums by the respective bands - and yeah "ain't that nothin'" is the penultimate track, but train round the bend->oh sweet nuthin' occupies the same space in my head as ain't that nothin'->the dream's dream. i also think of "ain't that nothin'" as the ten minute instrumental run-through on the '03 cd reissue, my first encounter with the album.

Kate (rushomancy), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 14:32 (one month ago) link

ofege track reminds me of

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWkLS058QBc
wendell stuart & the downbeaters - jude

budo jeru, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 14:44 (one month ago) link

Mick Ronson - I'd Give Anything To See You

Joey Corona (Euler), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 14:46 (one month ago) link

Stereolab - Golden Ball

Mark G, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 14:52 (one month ago) link

Ofege - "It Ain't Easy"
This is the correct answer. Although, I believe the name of the song is actually "It's Not Easy."

TO BE A JAZZ SINGER YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO SCAT (Jazzbo), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 15:05 (one month ago) link

also nigerian

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs4bMuCYPAo
P.R.O. (People Rock Outfit) - Blacky Joe

budo jeru, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 15:09 (one month ago) link

Ofege - "It Ain't Easy"
This is the correct answer. Although, I believe the name of the song is actually "It's Not Easy."

― TO BE A JAZZ SINGER YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO SCAT (Jazzbo), Wednesday, May 13, 2020 8:05 AM (twelve minutes ago)

hah, whoops... that's what I get for searching youtube for: ofege+easy

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 15:19 (one month ago) link

Berry Sakharov - Sparks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BD7pi77S8w

The fillyjonk who believed in pandemics (Lily Dale), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 21:46 (one month ago) link

The Posies - Flood of Sunshine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vK1My1turMY

Some pretty epic guitar soloing from a band not particularly known for it.

Hideous Lump, Thursday, 14 May 2020 03:12 (one month ago) link

I don't get the connecting line between any of these. How about Fearless, Pink Floyd?

akm, Thursday, 14 May 2020 03:17 (one month ago) link

everything by Swell?

akm, Thursday, 14 May 2020 03:17 (one month ago) link

al green - georgia boy

i am a horse girl (map), Thursday, 14 May 2020 03:25 (one month ago) link

van morrison - madame george

i am a horse girl (map), Thursday, 14 May 2020 03:29 (one month ago) link

13th floor elevators - it's all over now baby blue

i am a horse girl (map), Thursday, 14 May 2020 03:33 (one month ago) link

"dust" too

i am a horse girl (map), Thursday, 14 May 2020 03:33 (one month ago) link

gene clark - polly

i am a horse girl (map), Thursday, 14 May 2020 03:37 (one month ago) link

damn 'dust' sounds a lot like j0hn d

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Thursday, 14 May 2020 03:44 (one month ago) link

crosby, stills & nash - dark star

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Thursday, 14 May 2020 03:45 (one month ago) link

tom petty - you don't know how it feels

i am a horse girl (map), Thursday, 14 May 2020 03:46 (one month ago) link

I was gonna post that Ofege

The Mandymoorian (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 14 May 2020 04:12 (one month ago) link

dillard & clark - out on the side
gene clark - some misunderstanding

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Thursday, 14 May 2020 04:14 (one month ago) link

gene clark for sure.. there's this overstuffed 80s version of 'mr tambourine man' he does on the 'flying high' compilation that kills me

i am a horse girl (map), Thursday, 14 May 2020 04:25 (one month ago) link

I don't get the connecting line between any of these. How about Fearless, Pink Floyd?

― akm, Wednesday, May 13, 2020 8:17 PM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

this is a great one

gene clark otm too

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 14 May 2020 04:26 (one month ago) link

threads like this remind me that we all hear music in very different way

to me, the defining trait of Oh! Sweet Nuthin' is repetition. it's the same phrase, over and over again, at varying volumes and intensity. the chorus is the same as the verse, with different vocal melodies. everyone else repeats their parts for the entire song.

so i'm the really harsh judge ott that is like "the chorus is slightly different than the verse? no. disqualified."

in a long overdue fulfillment of my missouri upbringing, now i am soviet russia

porlockian solicitor (Karl Malone), Thursday, 14 May 2020 05:47 (one month ago) link

Well you could also say that none of those are asking for prayers for anyone..

How about "Save a prayer" Duran Duran?

Mark G, Thursday, 14 May 2020 06:09 (one month ago) link

Karl, your definition leaves no allowances for musical similarities, and would eliminate something like “Can’t You See,” which has the same chord progression, the same structure (quiet opening slow burning into rock city before coming down again at the end) and is even a similar length

sleight return (voodoo chili), Thursday, 14 May 2020 12:14 (one month ago) link

I assume I don't get the criteria since no one has posted Donovan's "Atlantis" yet? I suppose it isn't morose. Not so much epic but the Relatively Clean Rivers album might be worth a listen

dip to dup (rob), Thursday, 14 May 2020 12:30 (one month ago) link

p'haps excepting morose oh sweet nuthin sounds like approx two dozen grateful dead songs imo

johnny crunch, Thursday, 14 May 2020 13:39 (one month ago) link

like the tempo is a lil different but row jimmy sounds just like oh! 2 me, repetition included

johnny crunch, Thursday, 14 May 2020 13:54 (one month ago) link

other possible criteria: major key, but sad; clean guitar sound; vamping chord progression; loose, but not quite jammy feel; intangible sense of "soulfulness"

sleight return (voodoo chili), Thursday, 14 May 2020 14:18 (one month ago) link

Ofege - "It Ain't Easy"

This record was released in 1973 (3 years after Loaded) by a group of teenaagers in Lagos, Nigeria.

― Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, May 13, 2020 5:24 AM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

I think the lead guitar on taht record was actually overdubbed by the guy from Blo!.
Have heard tehre are later lps taht are all by the band who were school age when they recorded taht first one apparentl;y.
Got it on cd a few years ago but not the later stuff.
Wish somebody would write a book on the psycedelic rock created i sub saharan Africa by indigenous groups and how the various influences washed over the continent. I thgink the first major wave was actually Latin stuff .

But that hasn't much to do with The VU.

Stevolende, Thursday, 14 May 2020 14:43 (one month ago) link

"Wakin on a Pretty Day" by Kurt Vile is rambly, epicish, guitar solos stretching out to space, mumbly and stoney and it has that line about suicide, that's pretty morose I guess

the burrito that defined a generation, Thursday, 14 May 2020 14:46 (one month ago) link

The Walkabouts Train to Mercy seems like a good fit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pr5EHyGBsgg

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Thursday, 14 May 2020 14:50 (one month ago) link

Headful by King Black Acid - all 18 blissful 18 minutes of it.

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

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Thursday, 14 May 2020 15:05 (one month ago) link

Rain on Tin, off Murray Street.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev4n7Bkn5QA

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Thursday, 14 May 2020 15:06 (one month ago) link

threads like this remind me that we all hear music in very different way
haha yeah ... no idea which "oh! sweet nuthin'" most of you are listening to ...

tylerw, Thursday, 14 May 2020 15:12 (one month ago) link

yeah, my first thought on reading the OP was the BBC version of Smog's "I Break Horses" which can't possibly be what j0rdan is after

dip to dup (rob), Thursday, 14 May 2020 15:16 (one month ago) link

smog @ bbc is a good call !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-Zb4djwwoM

budo jeru, Thursday, 14 May 2020 16:03 (one month ago) link

this was my spotify playlist btw

amanaz - khala my friend
dion - your own back yard
moby grape - what's to choose (prev. unreleased)
f.j. mcmahon - sister, brother
the contents are - no chance to choose (1969 version)
rainbow ffolly - sun sing (demo)
skip spence - all come to meet her now
pink floyd - fearless
mazhar ve fuat -adimiz miskindir bizim
rolling stones - winter
ron elliott - all time
amon düül ii - sleepwalker's timeless bridge
fleetwood mac - jewel eyed judy

budo jeru, Thursday, 14 May 2020 16:08 (one month ago) link

i'm sure there are songs in the world that sound more identical to OSN and maybe are closer thematically

i just kind of went by a vague feeling. i was also very drunk

relatively clean rivers LP is a good call xp

budo jeru, Thursday, 14 May 2020 16:17 (one month ago) link

stones' "winter" is a good call.
you can pretty much sing the end of Hey Jude along to the chorus of Sweet Nuthin.

tylerw, Thursday, 14 May 2020 16:19 (one month ago) link

check the wendell stuart track i linked !

budo jeru, Thursday, 14 May 2020 16:27 (one month ago) link

Mick Ronson - I'd Give Anything To See You

― Joey Corona (Euler), Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:46 AM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

i love this. i didn't realize there was a whole disc of unreleased 1976 material by this guy !

budo jeru, Thursday, 14 May 2020 16:30 (one month ago) link

xp to tylerw

yeah, that's the I-bVII-IV, big classic rock progression. let it loose (mostly), can't you see, it's not easy, dear mr fantasy, they all have that goin on too

sleight return (voodoo chili), Thursday, 14 May 2020 16:30 (one month ago) link

people get really excited about posting something and get loose with the criteria. I did it too

brimstead, Thursday, 14 May 2020 18:22 (one month ago) link

The song that actually sounds just like "Oh Sweet Nuthin'" is "Lonesome Surprise" by Refrigerator

https://youtu.be/CsLEg0rL_kA

also notably covered by the Mountain Goats

Guayaquil (eephus!), Thursday, 14 May 2020 21:19 (one month ago) link

I see what people above mean by their Pavement choices, but to me the obvious Pavement track for this is "Summer Babe"

Guayaquil (eephus!), Thursday, 14 May 2020 21:19 (one month ago) link

And finally, the song that really hits this vibe for me is Beta Band, "Dry The Rain," but I'm not sure if everyone will agree.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Thursday, 14 May 2020 21:20 (one month ago) link

dry the rain works imo, not just the vibe but the second half (the "i will be your light" bit) uses that I-bVII-IV chord progression

sleight return (voodoo chili), Thursday, 14 May 2020 21:23 (one month ago) link

Good pick, yes.

Mark G, Thursday, 14 May 2020 22:40 (one month ago) link

The Clientele - Lamplight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBG11b-nyCs

that's not my post, Friday, 15 May 2020 05:00 (one month ago) link

if the Pooh Sticks' I'm In You isn't what your looking for then I don't understand anything any more...

https://youtu.be/G73QcThB5_o

thomasintrouble, Friday, 15 May 2020 07:57 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

sweet jane

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Thursday, 25 June 2020 16:34 (two weeks ago) link

So, J0rdan S., which suggestions hit the mark?

Hideous Lump, Friday, 26 June 2020 03:15 (two weeks ago) link

the Kurt Vile versions of “Baby’s Arms” with the Sadies would fit, although my first thought when seeing the thread was KV.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Friday, 26 June 2020 03:40 (two weeks ago) link

Also the new Stephen Malkmus “Traditional Techniques”album

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Friday, 26 June 2020 03:42 (two weeks ago) link

Michael Chapman - “Aviator”

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Friday, 26 June 2020 03:43 (two weeks ago) link


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