Witchdoctor Woman Vigilante Man Razamanaz Silver Dollar Forger The Ballad Of Hollis Brown This Flight Tonight Hair Of The Dog Love Hurts Please Don't Judas Me Simple Solution
― scott seward, Saturday, 2 August 2003 18:24 (seventeen years ago) link
Actually, I'm almost sure these are the only two Nazareth songs I know.
― Andrew Frye (paul cox), Saturday, 2 August 2003 18:31 (seventeen years ago) link
― Michael B, Saturday, 2 August 2003 18:36 (seventeen years ago) link
― dave q, Saturday, 2 August 2003 20:21 (seventeen years ago) link
― scott seward, Saturday, 2 August 2003 21:05 (seventeen years ago) link
― Chris Barrus (Chris Barrus), Saturday, 2 August 2003 21:55 (seventeen years ago) link
― scott seward, Saturday, 2 August 2003 22:10 (seventeen years ago) link
(...POVIII it'll be then)
― t\'\'t (t\'\'t), Saturday, 2 August 2003 22:17 (seventeen years ago) link
― George Smith, Saturday, 2 August 2003 22:24 (seventeen years ago) link
now playing:Grand Funk Railroad-On Time
― scott seward, Saturday, 2 August 2003 22:50 (seventeen years ago) link
― sundar subramanian (sundar), Saturday, 2 August 2003 23:51 (seventeen years ago) link
― scott seward, Sunday, 3 August 2003 00:04 (seventeen years ago) link
This Manuel Charlton character really worships Scotty Moore, and that's a great thing.
Roger Glover is pretty cool. I've always loved his bass playing. In fact (!) - just last night when I got home from the bar I decided I wanted to listen to "Armageddon It" by Def Leppard because I had read Di talking about the "C'mon Steve!" bit, on that "rock the fuck out thread". Well, as I scanned my cd rack, Machine Head beckoned me... Paice/Glover = a little something that makes life worthwhile.
One of my earliest memories of viewing "live rock music" was some VHS tape of some random Rainbow concert that this kind of scaggy friend of my mom brought over one day. I was really impressed with Glover's stage presence. He wore one of those silly hats that people in Magritte paintings wear. It takes balls to do that. He was really solid though. The band ripped through classics like "Power" and some other crap, and then for an encore, they did "Smoke on the Water". Some punter threw a frisbee on the stage! The "Man in Black" picked it up, and started banging out the chords to "Smoke on the Water" with that frisbee instead of a pick. It was awesome!!
I quite liked his solo album The Mask too! God that was actually really cool! I'd like to hear it again. It's only been 18 years, for chrissakes.
Anyway, my POX:
1. "The Ballad of Hollis Brown"2. "Not Fakin It"3. "Razamanaz"4. "Hair of the Dog"5. "Turn on Your Receiver"6. "Teenage Nervous Breakdown"7. "Love Hurts"8. "Shanghai'd in Shanghai"9. "Alcatraz"10. "Gone Dead Train"
"Ballad of Hollis Brown" first because, well, it's simply one of THE key epic metallic tracks! "Flight of the Rat", "Like A Dry Camel", "D.O.A.", "July Morning", "Kashmir", "Man From Manhattan", "War Pigs" ... and "Ballad of Hollis Brown"!! Seriously, those reverbed drums SLAY me! The whole arrangement really conveys the tragedy of the song. The tension that builds throughout that single chord drone ... outstanding. They sort of invented the extended drone one-upsmanship that the "stoner" groups (Melvins, Sleep, Corrupted, Boris lineage I guess) appear to be engaged in. Anyway, nice production tricks, echo, flange, why not? McCafferty's performance is sinister. It's waaaay fucking scarier than Dylan's original.
Yeah, I'm a big fan of Loud and Proud, one of my favorite records. "Not Fakin' It" - punk as fuck! One of the great hard rock choruses, too, with that glorious sweeping vocal.
"Razamanaz" because of that great off-kilter riff. The pregnant pause before the two guitar chords in the 4th bar = why guitar-based rock music is wonderful. Also love the switch to the walking bass-line in the chorus.
A curious group. What do folks think of those 1st two records? I only have Exercises, but I couldn't get into it at all.
― Mr. Diamond (diamond), Sunday, 3 August 2003 04:22 (seventeen years ago) link
This cover actually scared me when I was a kid. I first sort of became cognizant of what "rock music" - and the idea of buying records in general - was when I was about 8 or so, when this record came out. It also introduced me to the idea of "cut-out" records. For a couple years afterward, I would always see it in the cut-out bin at my local Meijer Thrifty Acres, filed alongside the likes of this-
― Mr. Diamond (diamond), Sunday, 3 August 2003 04:32 (seventeen years ago) link
"Back to the Trenches" is an average to excellent collection of livematerial that was just issued. Nazareth never had a good livealbum when it counted. "Snaz" was poor, making the mistake thatwhat the fans -really- wanted to hear was the edition of theact with Billy Rankin on second guitar and John Locke on keys.
Stee-rike! And you're out.
"Trenches" has Manny Charlton firmly in command for the bettermaterial and the first CD is predominantly from the early-70'sfour-piece. Zal shows up for the tail end of it; Cleminson inthe band actually being better in theory than in practice.
"Nazareth at the Beeb" on Reef Records is the best for thosewho wanted live from the purist part of the catalog. Verydry, claustrophobic and caustic sounding recording of Marshall stacks in medium to small-sized wooden rooms witha BBC announcer who sounds like someone narrating a science showabout birds.
"Homecoming" is the band now, with Pete Agnew's kid on drums anda guitarist named Jimmy. As a live set, it's better than "Snaz"and the guitarist tries manfully to do Manny. Almost, but not quite.
― George Smith, Sunday, 3 August 2003 17:39 (seventeen years ago) link
They sure did! When your own writing skills sag, no harm in doing someone else's tune a turn for the better.
Now, if only more people thought that way...
Kudos to Scott who recognized the timeless mightyness of Naz enough to start the thread.
― George Smith, Sunday, 3 August 2003 17:45 (seventeen years ago) link
― scott seward, Sunday, 3 August 2003 17:55 (seventeen years ago) link
I was pretty suprised a few years back when I found out that they were from Scotland. At least based on "Hair of the Dog", I figured they were either from Arkansas or Oklahoma.
― earlnash, Sunday, 3 August 2003 18:23 (seventeen years ago) link
"You bring the wine, I'll bring the weather..."
― M Specktor (M Specktor), Sunday, 3 August 2003 18:46 (seventeen years ago) link
― Mr. Diamond (diamond), Sunday, 3 August 2003 19:06 (seventeen years ago) link
― scott seward, Sunday, 3 August 2003 19:15 (seventeen years ago) link
Scramble for "Savage Return," one of the forgotten Savoy Brown records.
Produced by Robert John Lange before he was Mutt, it's Savoy Brown's "metal" album. It's 100 percent crushing guitar cackand has one song, "My Own Man," that predates the Axl Rose/GNR-style by a good many years. At the time, Simmonds quickly disowned it.
I went out to a local club for the express purpose of seeing Savoy Brown perform tunes from it the year it came out and itwas like the album hadn't even been made.
"Blue Matter" would have to be one of my favorites from the classic line-up with pre-Foghat. "Don't Turn Me From Your Door"and "She's Got a Ring in His Nose" are fine stomps, the latterhaving a wonderful herky-jerky feel.
I'll also cop to liking a lot of the out-of-print stuff: "Skin'n' Bone" and "Boogie Brothers."
Simmonds, apparently, won't quit until they put him in the ground.But you take your chances with subsequent albums.
The latest with the Savoy Brown name, for example, is terriblelaid-back Chicago blues fit for fern bars. The one before it,however, "The Blues Keep Me Holding On," is much in the vein ofthe 70's style.
― George Smith, Sunday, 3 August 2003 19:40 (seventeen years ago) link
― Mr. Diamond (diamond), Sunday, 3 August 2003 19:42 (seventeen years ago) link
Foghat was an American stadium-rock institution. Ram Jam neverwas. ... a Long Island institution, I think, maybe.Plus, the latter was the product of Kazenetz-Katz, made onlytwo albums (the second of which bore no resemblance to the first)and is one of the many acts who have, disapointingly, coveredCharlie Karp's "Too Bad on Your Birthday."
― George Smith, Sunday, 3 August 2003 19:46 (seventeen years ago) link
― scott seward, Sunday, 3 August 2003 20:03 (seventeen years ago) link
Anyway, Armageddon had everything going for it. Name, album art,actually received a good review in Rolling Stone.
Every one of my hermit-like hard rock-loving geek pals had a copy.
Armageddon could even be slummed as prog to the 70's audiophile snobs.
As for Valhalla, you have me by the short hairs on that one.
― George Smith, Sunday, 3 August 2003 20:56 (seventeen years ago) link
Seconded. Even post-Dave's death ersatz Foghat still draws 'em bya couple thousand in hinterland gigs. Last summer they got top billing at the Bethlehem Music Fest, an astonishing trick having todo with the solidity of their presence in the local FM. This,even with Charlie Huhn on vocals, a man who sounds nothing likeLonesome Dave, but rather Bon Scott.
― George Smith, Sunday, 3 August 2003 21:01 (seventeen years ago) link
The only other two things I know about Foghat is that they played this small bar in the shitty part of town in Muncie around 88 or 89 called Hendersons, which maybe could hold 150-200 people. A classic rock rumor was that Foghat's drummer had a motorized drum stool that would spin him around when he did his drum solo. I've never confirmed this mind you, but this was a rumor put out by a friends older angeldusted brother who also claimed that George Thorogood blew the Stones off the stage and 38 Special was awesome because they had three guitarists and TWO drummers, so it may not be a reliable source.
Savoy Brown is one of those bands like the Atlanta Rhythm Section or Wishboy Ash that was around forever, I met people who liked their records, but I haven't heard even one song.
― earlnash, Monday, 4 August 2003 02:35 (seventeen years ago) link
― scott seward, Monday, 4 August 2003 02:40 (seventeen years ago) link
Torture! You have my sympathy.
A classic rock rumor was that Foghat's drummer had a motorized drum stool
Never saw it but saw Foghat many times including during the late '80's when various members of the band would fight with Dave,necessitating the hiring of assorted ringers. Perhaps this was more than was safe for good mental hygeine.
― George Smith, Monday, 4 August 2003 03:32 (seventeen years ago) link
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― Stormy Davis, Saturday, 7 July 2007 07:33 (thirteen years ago) link
Mama, mama, please no more jaguars
I don't want to be a pop star
Mama, mama, please no more deckhands
I don't wanna be a sailor man
Mama, mama, please no more facelifts
I just don't know which one you is
Mama, mama, please no more husbands
I don't know who my daddy is.
― bobby bedelia, Saturday, 7 July 2007 07:52 (thirteen years ago) link
always great with the covers (Gone Dead Train, I Want To Do Everything For You, This Flight Tonite, Hollis Brown, Love Hurts, etc)...
― henry s, Saturday, 7 July 2007 13:13 (thirteen years ago) link
One more great cover. Definitely prefer this to the original. I'm not sure if it's been mentioned elsewhere, but Ram Jam will now live forever thanks to Rayman. One of the best video game moments that I've ever had.
― dlp9001, Monday, 16 May 2016 23:48 (four years ago) link
Can't believe no one's had 'Waiting For The Man'.
― Doran, Wednesday, 18 May 2016 22:12 (four years ago) link