― Guy Incognito, Thursday, 14 August 2003 22:15 (sixteen years ago) link
― Guy Incognito, Thursday, 14 August 2003 22:17 (sixteen years ago) link
i love one welch song called " one monkey" and another called "i dream a highway" - they are both excellent and both come from marcello's recommendation!
― jed-e-3, Thursday, 14 August 2003 22:39 (sixteen years ago) link
― The Lady Ms Lurex (lucylurex), Thursday, 14 August 2003 22:43 (sixteen years ago) link
― gaz (gaz), Thursday, 14 August 2003 22:45 (sixteen years ago) link
if you have to get one, i'd get 'revival' and branch out from there.
david rawlings is one hella guitar player. plays an f-hole tenor w/amazing tone.
― southern lights (southern lights), Friday, 15 August 2003 02:46 (sixteen years ago) link
I'm less sold on the first and last records. Erm, no consensus here then!
― Nag! Nag! Nag! (Nag! Nag! Nag!), Friday, 15 August 2003 09:59 (sixteen years ago) link
― southern lights (southern lights), Friday, 15 August 2003 11:01 (sixteen years ago) link
d: everything after track one on Soul Journey.
― Sean M (Sean M), Friday, 15 August 2003 13:04 (sixteen years ago) link
since then, on Hell and Time she tried, and mostly succeeded, to invent new forms of old music, which is also good.
i know people who couldn't get into Revival w/o going through Time first, and i know peoplep for whom the reverse is true.
― southern lights (southern lights), Friday, 15 August 2003 13:10 (sixteen years ago) link
Also:One MorningBarroom Girls
― Nick D, Friday, 15 August 2003 13:15 (sixteen years ago) link
― Guy Incognito, Friday, 15 August 2003 15:15 (sixteen years ago) link
It's playing right now and even if this is the onlytime I think it's a perfect album that's Ok becausewe're all trying to live in the moment right? Here wego.
1. It combines personal stories with historical facts,figures, myths, events which I am a sucker for. Ithink trying to understand yourself and understand thehistory of your surroundings (and maybe how the twoare connected) are two of the most important thingsyou can while you're alive (naive off the cuffstatement, I know). She also references a lot of hermusical inspirations too which is hard to dogracefully (Steve Miller, Johnny Cash, Elvis, GramParsons and Emmy Lou Harris ["now you be emmy lou andi'll be gram" from I dream a highway])
2. Every song has a gorgeous unique melody. This israre rare rare rare. Not one clunker.
3. I want to sing that rock and roll is recordedlive. This is really one of the touches on the albumthat signify genius to me. Usually the inclusion of alive song a studio album is a bad idea. But here itworks. Brillianty. Why? I don't know for sure. Sometimes I feel like the album's a movie, or a story,and "I wanna sing..." is the first scene where we see the charactersplay a show in front of an audience (instead of thestudio songs where she's singing right to the cameralens/studio mic). They've been on the road for thewhole story and this is their first stop. It's a nicepit stop on the journey. Plus the fact that DavidRawling's solo gets applause makes me smile every timebecause, damn it, he really earns it!
4. It's got a song that ends with the line "and thegreat emancipator took a bullet in the head" and then3 songs later a song begins with "and the greatemancipator..." Different melody, differentarrangement. God damn. It's like one story, cut inhalf, from two different view points.
5. "Everything Is Free Now" How can someone make asong about internet music downloading so god damnheartbreaking and sad? Ask Gillian. This song getsmy neck hairs standing every time. It's sad but it'salso got this great fuck you undercurrent. Oh oh...iforgot...
6. She says the F word in the first song and it'stotally unexpected and understated and really givespower back to that over used curse word. "Fuckin'Outta Site" - there is no lyric book so I could bewrong but it would make me sad if this wasn't thecase.
7. Lyrics in general. "But ever word seemed to dateher, Time's the revelator..." She's stating herintentions pretty clear up front with this line. It'sa simple line but it always send my mind off in 8different directions. She's got some really abstractlyrics for such a folkie traditionalist:
"I’m an indisguisable shade of twilight Any second now I’m going to turn myself on In the blue display of the cool cathode ray I dream a highway back to you "
That's positively psychedelic to my brain. Does itgive you the shivers? What girl with a guitar hasever sang the word cathode? No one but Gillian is thecorrect answer.
8. It closes with a 15 minute three chord song thathas one basic melody that it never strays very farfrom. Not only is it not too long but sometimes Irepeat it a couple of times. It's an epic about lossof love, the history of music, and the whole damnthing. Where did she get these pretty ribbons to tieeverything together with?
David Rawlings can show off and play some wild licksas he shows us in "I Wanna Play..." but he just laysback most of the time and accentuates Gillian's songsperfectly. I look at the pictures in the booklet, thepattern on her dress, the way the tile floor of thestudio looks...everything seems to be signaling to anelusive theme that can be felt on this record but not putinto words.
It's there for the taking and digesting
time's the revelator,Ryan
― motel candlewaster, Friday, 15 August 2003 19:28 (sixteen years ago) link
― The Lady Ms Dogshit (lucylurex), Saturday, 16 August 2003 01:04 (sixteen years ago) link
There's a busier GW thread than this one but I wanted to revive this one because the new album Poor David's Almanack is released under the David Rawlings name, although like all their records it seems to be more or less a full collaboration. Anyway it's a gorgeous record and this is my favourite track off it:
― heaven parker (anagram), Monday, 14 August 2017 11:21 (two years ago) link
That's lovely. Thanks for sharing. Usually I don't like violins but here they are the tasty topping of a delicious cake.
― Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Thursday, 17 August 2017 21:04 (two years ago) link
This hits the spot, love it.
― that's not my post, Saturday, 19 August 2017 17:47 (two years ago) link
NPR Tiny Desk session from 2010 that wasn't uploaded to Youtube until last Month:
― StanM, Wednesday, 20 May 2020 17:21 (two weeks ago) link