Steve Miller - C/D?

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Since I've lost the tape deck in my car (and the batteries in the boombox last about five fucking impractical minutes), Steve Miller on the classic rock station has been a real treat. What's the ILM opinion on the space cowboy?

roger adultery (roger adultery), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 03:50 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Jesus, Roger. Dud to the tenth power.

Kenan Hebert (kenan), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 03:54 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

hahahahaa - I guess I'm in a guilty pleasures kinda mood, Kenan! Hey man, ya ever consider that maybe the Eagles got a raw deal? Ha ha ha

roger adultery (roger adultery), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 03:58 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

pffbbbbbbt

Kenan Hebert (kenan), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 03:58 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Kenan in knee-jerk reply shockah.

Broheems (diamond), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 04:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I also happen to mean it.

Kenan Hebert (kenan), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 04:01 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Anyway, I like the psychedelic-era band the best (particularly the 2nd lp, Sailor), but the 70's stuff is great, too. I think I probably said as much on this thread, from a month and half ago-

Steve Miller Band - Classic or Dud

Broheems (diamond), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 04:02 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I mean really... do you expect everyone on this thread to say, "Well, mostly dud, I guess, but you know, that 'Take The Money and Run' song is okay, I guess, when I'm in the car with my dad."

No! It's crap!

Kenan Hebert (kenan), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 04:03 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i expect you to post exactly what you've posted, Kenan.

Broheems (diamond), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 04:05 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"Abracadabra" was a great song!

donut bitch (donut), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 04:05 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I'm thinking from your earlier post that I haven't heard the same Steve Miller Band that you have. Psychedelic era?

Kenan Hebert (kenan), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 04:06 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Aside from that, HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE I SHIT OF THEM. For totally irrational reasons of course. Basically, I was way into astronomy and dance/electronic music as a kid, and my mom got me really excited when she shared her Steve Miller "Space Cowboy" record with me, and thought i'd like it because it has the word "Space" on it, and it has lots of wooshy sounds. I listened to it and cried. It was sooo tedious and boring and not what I expected.

As it turned out, I was expecting it to be the song "Space Cowboy" by the Jonzon Crew that I heard on the R&B station earlier that week.

(am i dating myself or what?)

donut bitch (donut), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 04:08 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"Abracadabra" does indeed rule, as does "Jet Airliner." I haven't ridden in the car with my dad in years but I suspect he's still creaming over Randy Rhodes on Ozzy's TRIBUTE LP. Guess that makes him a bit cooler than ol' Allmans, Kings of Leon, and St Anger-lovin' me, huh?

roger adultery (roger adultery), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 04:10 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The Allman Brothers Band rules. RULES.

Kenan Hebert (kenan), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 04:12 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

well, YEAH. Have you heard the new 2xcd from the atlanta pop fest? Rules. Best version of "Statesboro Blues" ever

roger adultery (roger adultery), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 04:15 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

now, how could someone have hate in their heart for Steve Miller? he's so classic, it hurts. even "abracadabra."

Eisbär (llamasfur), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 04:20 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I love the long version of Jet Airliner.

Mark M, Tuesday, 11 November 2003 04:29 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Diamond Dave did Steve Miller hybridized with a
Buddy Miles riff this year.

But he did Savoy Brown better. This year's been a
watershed for stealth Savoy Brown references.

George Smith, Tuesday, 11 November 2003 04:35 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

yeah my dad and I share a love of a bunch of different artists, so I don't even have a clue what that statement about riding in the car is supposed to mean.

Not only is there that new Atlanta Pop thing, but there is also that Stonybrook 2cd from a couple months back on their own mail-order label, which has an 11 minute "Blue Sky"! drool. I still need to get them both, but they're on the list. It's a motherlode of archival Allmans!

Broheems (diamond), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 04:53 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

'Living In The USA' is a dancefloor smash down at Rock'n'rollSoul (1st Saturday of every month, spam fans). But what I'd like to know is whether anyone at the time thought to compare and contrast 'Take The Money And Run' with Skynyrd's 'Sweet Home Alabama'. They're practically identical.

persecution smith (laticsmon), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 10:52 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I've always loved/hated Steve Miller's flat vocals and the way he barely makes it through a phrase without running out of breath.

And Living in the USA - I still think is a great song.

dave225 (Dave225), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 13:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I like the song about the hippopotamus of love and the other one about Bingo Jed having a light out.

Colin Meeder (Mert), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 13:17 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Dud, except for having Boz Skaggs in the group.

Chris Hungus (Chris V), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 13:20 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Part classic part dud. I mean, he has been all over the place musically throughout his career

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 14:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"Ebony Eyes". Clearly classic.

Too bad it's not really Steve Miller.

Pleasant Plains (Pleasant Plains), Tuesday, 11 November 2003 18:23 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

six years pass...

CLassic beyond belief ... doesn't get more classic

silly stoner who "got it" w/r/t/ blues music. good for him. most did not. His first eight albums are right there for the pot smokers. Then everybody else got on board.......

Stormy Davis, Sunday, 21 March 2010 09:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

love him so much

'Rock Love' is the all time LP

Stormy Davis, Monday, 9 May 2011 04:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

ok, the 'sailor' album is rather ace.

a perfect example of late 60s west coast psych excess.

love it.

i take it that this release was a one off for steve miller, or, should i dig in further for more ...

mark e, Thursday, 19 September 2013 22:39 (four years ago) Permalink

i'd check out 'children of the future' and 'brave new world' as well.

brimstead, Thursday, 19 September 2013 22:49 (four years ago) Permalink

I'll have to give the catalog another close listen, but I would assume some dance aficionados partake of Steve Miller.

Sweetfrosti (I M Losted), Friday, 20 September 2013 14:53 (four years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Do you think about recording any new albums?
No. I don't think about it at all. There is no record business. I record a lot of things. There is no record business. There's no reason for me to spend any money producing stuff that a record company... All the people that were sitting in the front row tonight, like the guy that came from my record company, I wanted to pull him by his necktie and kick him in the nuts.

Really?
Yeah. He's made a billion dollars off my work over the last 50 years and the motherfucker just came over and introduced himself tonight. That cheery little thing. You know he won't do any contract work, he won't clean anything up, he won't get anything done.

This whole industry fucking sucks and this little get-together you guys have here is like a private boys' club and it's a bunch of jackasses and jerks and fucking gangsters and crooks who've fucking stolen everything from a fucking artist. Telling the artist to come out here and tap dance.

I came out here for my fans. I came out for the people who take it seriously. And if the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame wants to be taken seriously, they need to put their books out in the public. They need to fucking become transparent. They need to stop lying. They need to stop all the bullshit and they need to clean it up and they need to expand it. They need to include a lot more people. And the most important thing is the fucking board of this organization really needs to enlarge their gene pool. I think you understand.

F♯ A♯ (∞), Tuesday, 12 April 2016 17:40 (two years ago) Permalink

Expect something similar when Ian MacKaye gets inducted.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 12 April 2016 17:50 (two years ago) Permalink

Right on, Steve Miller!

Wimmels, Tuesday, 12 April 2016 18:20 (two years ago) Permalink

eh fuck this guy

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 12 April 2016 18:22 (two years ago) Permalink

You don't agree with what he said?

Wimmels, Tuesday, 12 April 2016 18:39 (two years ago) Permalink

damn, no new steve miller albums ...

tylerw, Tuesday, 12 April 2016 19:03 (two years ago) Permalink

i did actually love this write-up of "macho city" from a few months back: http://daily.redbullmusicacademy.com/2015/09/steve-miller-band-macho-city-key-tracks

tylerw, Tuesday, 12 April 2016 19:08 (two years ago) Permalink

tbh I've kinda grown into appreciating his omnipresent hits recently

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 12 April 2016 19:32 (two years ago) Permalink

Made Black Keys uncomfortable

RS: Was there anything he said to us or backstage that rang true?
Listen, I just want people to know that he's allowed to say whatever he wants, of course. But he does not speak for me. He does not speak for Pat. And some of the things he said is just [pauses, sighs] I don't know. I really don't know. It's weird. He called the whole thing "a boys' club." The Steve Miller band has had 35 members and no women. It was just very disappointing. And I'm not looking for anything, really. I just wanted people to just know how Pat and I felt. That's all

"35 Members and no women" is like 99% of the groups that are inducted, dude.

Now I Know How Joan of Arcadia Felt (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 13 April 2016 19:10 (two years ago) Permalink

... and with that, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame closed its doors ... forever.

tylerw, Wednesday, 13 April 2016 19:17 (two years ago) Permalink

They should have arrived to the ceremony late so Steve would have to go on first, and then when the Black Keys got there, they could've smoked the motherfucking place and have everybody dig it, including Bill Graham.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 13 April 2016 19:23 (two years ago) Permalink

long story short, the black keys believe in the positive power of music and the idea of a rock canon that should be officially canonized, and they're real shook after a dude stood up, looked around, and was all "ugh fuck this noise"

μpright mammal (mh), Wednesday, 13 April 2016 19:26 (two years ago) Permalink

The Black Keys are the new Mike Myers

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Wednesday, 13 April 2016 19:30 (two years ago) Permalink

not really sure why steve miller bothered to show up though

akm, Wednesday, 13 April 2016 19:34 (two years ago) Permalink

Was afraid people would consider him a "No-showing up motherfucker" in addition to a "No-playing" one, iirc.

Now I Know How Joan of Arcadia Felt (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 13 April 2016 19:52 (two years ago) Permalink

haha

Seriously, has anyone asked him about the Miles autobio? It seems odd that no interviewer has tried to get his perspective on that. (but I dunno how you'd bring it up..."Steve, none other than Miles Davis called you a 'non-playing motherfucker'...your thoughts?")

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 13 April 2016 19:55 (two years ago) Permalink

it's funny, i remember reading that the steve miller band almost signed with Impulse originally.

tylerw, Wednesday, 13 April 2016 19:56 (two years ago) Permalink

black keys perpetually having low-stakes beef w/ other musicians i give even less of a shit about than i give about the black keys

dc, Wednesday, 13 April 2016 20:04 (two years ago) Permalink

lol

marcos, Wednesday, 13 April 2016 20:09 (two years ago) Permalink

The internet says Steve Miller has $40 million. Whether that is exactly accurate or not, I think he's doing pretty well for someone whose best known song includes the line, "I really love your peaches, want to shake your tree."

The music industry has definitely fucked some artists over, but Steve Miller is not one of them.

mosele (L P Mosey), Thursday, 14 April 2016 05:17 (two years ago) Permalink

I think Steve Miller Band's Greatest Hits is still the best selling compilation album of all time in the US (if it no longer is, it was for quite a while). He's good.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 14 April 2016 05:24 (two years ago) Permalink

He's good (moneywise).

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 14 April 2016 05:25 (two years ago) Permalink

The internet says Steve Miller has $40 million. Whether that is exactly accurate or not, I think he's doing pretty well for someone whose best known song includes the line, "I really love your peaches, want to shake your tree."

he wrote and produced the songs and was the manager, so I've no trouble thinking hes a 1 percenter. In one of those Billboard books of #1 hits some guy is quoted saying he saw Miller receive the biggest royalty check he'd ever seen.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 14 April 2016 06:23 (two years ago) Permalink

"I really love your peaches, want to shake your tree."

This lyric is lifted from "Lovey Dovey" by The Clovers btw

ejemplo (crüt), Thursday, 14 April 2016 06:49 (two years ago) Permalink

.. All the time..

Mark G, Thursday, 14 April 2016 07:05 (two years ago) Permalink

I just heard Ella Fitzgerald sing that lyric the other day, it goes back further than the Clovers. Just googled and found discussion under Lyrics rubric here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sitting_on_Top_of_the_World

Freakshow At The Barn Dance (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 14 April 2016 08:05 (two years ago) Permalink

The peaches part. The "lovey dovey" part I guess Ahmet Ertegun earned his songwriting credit for that.

Freakshow At The Barn Dance (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 14 April 2016 08:13 (two years ago) Permalink

far be it from me to defend the black keys, but this seems like a simple matter of steve miller just kind of being an ungracious jerk in person

wizzz! (amateurist), Thursday, 14 April 2016 12:56 (two years ago) Permalink

speaking of miles...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6vVOXztFW4

scott seward, Thursday, 14 April 2016 13:56 (two years ago) Permalink

a steve miller mashup...

scott seward, Thursday, 14 April 2016 13:56 (two years ago) Permalink

this is fun.

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

scott seward, Thursday, 14 April 2016 14:01 (two years ago) Permalink

far be it from me to defend the black keys, but this seems like a simple matter of steve miller just kind of being an ungracious jerk in person

I agree.. but the way the black keys whined about it was.. dumb.

lute bro (brimstead), Thursday, 14 April 2016 17:30 (two years ago) Permalink

otm

μpright mammal (mh), Thursday, 14 April 2016 17:32 (two years ago) Permalink

Steve Miller Band's Greatest Hits is still the best selling compilation album of all time in the US

ahead of the Eagles? or Legend? no way

Οὖτις, Thursday, 14 April 2016 17:33 (two years ago) Permalink

the eagles greatest hits vol 1 is the second greatest selling album of all time in the us. stever miller band's greatest hits is not #1.

balls, Thursday, 14 April 2016 17:43 (two years ago) Permalink

same diff?

dc, Thursday, 14 April 2016 17:58 (two years ago) Permalink

Indeed. First 5 Steve Miller Band albums-produced by Glyn Johns. Most of Eagles Their Greatest Hits-produced by Glyn Johns.

everything, Thursday, 14 April 2016 18:06 (two years ago) Permalink

steve miller records much more entertaining to me than eagles records. it's scary to think of how many times i've heard those songs. thousands of times since the 70's.

scott seward, Thursday, 14 April 2016 18:09 (two years ago) Permalink

I've heard, like, four Steve Miller songs in my life. The ones from that Greatest Hits album that got the most radio play, and "Abracadabra," which I used to like when it was on American Top 40.

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Thursday, 14 April 2016 18:18 (two years ago) Permalink

OK, looking at the track listing for the Greatest Hits album, I've actually heard seven Steve Miller songs including "Abracadabra."

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Thursday, 14 April 2016 18:20 (two years ago) Permalink

Yeah, me too, which is amazing, given I have never listened to him on purpose. Though "Fly Like an Eagle" is all time. Who is the drummer on that one?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 14 April 2016 18:26 (two years ago) Permalink

Ah, Gary Mallaber! Session-rific.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 14 April 2016 18:28 (two years ago) Permalink

eh, fuck Gary Mallaber he can pony up $10,000 to see the show like the rest of us

sheesh, Thursday, 14 April 2016 19:59 (two years ago) Permalink

"Fly Like an Eagle" was really cool I remember discovering that song right when the Deion Sanders song came out

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

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 14 April 2016 21:47 (two years ago) Permalink

i've probably heard as many Black Keys songs as Steve Miller songs and none of the former has ever made an impression on me.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 14 April 2016 21:49 (two years ago) Permalink

whether or not steve miller is rich or not is beside the point, the industry was (and is) crooked as hell, for every million he made the labels made 10, that's just facts

rockpalast '82 (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 14 April 2016 21:56 (two years ago) Permalink

"I'm going to wrap you up" = tot fuckin great

we can be heroes just for about 3.6 seconds (Dr Morbius), Friday, 15 April 2016 20:38 (two years ago) Permalink

the industry was (and is) crooked as hell,

remember when the internet was gonna fix this? good times.

Οὖτις, Friday, 15 April 2016 20:53 (two years ago) Permalink

lol no i don't. did anyone ever make that claim?

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 15 April 2016 21:20 (two years ago) Permalink

Prince did, iirc.

Now I Know How Joan of Arcadia Felt (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 15 April 2016 21:24 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

abracadabra is a truly creepy song

Week of Wonders (Ross), Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:18 (one year ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

Midnight tokers ugh: https://wp.me/pzXeC-7Hg

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 5 May 2018 05:50 (three months ago) Permalink

lol christ the black keys are such enormous fucking dorks.

constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Saturday, 5 May 2018 16:00 (three months ago) Permalink

I want to say "do you even know what makes a song good?" but it's you. So I guess idgi. This song is a ton of fun even while it grossly offends any reasonable person's sensibilities

I am Larry Bird I always make the trey (rip van wanko), Saturday, 5 May 2018 16:22 (three months ago) Permalink

challops: somehow i've got a copy of the "Best of 1968–1973" and i think i like it more than the "1974–78" comp

but tbh prob bc of the latter's irritating ubiquity

constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Saturday, 5 May 2018 16:23 (three months ago) Permalink

STEVE MILLER: The Black Keys have two members, and they're both women!

DON: Well, yeah.

Making Plans For Sturgill (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 5 May 2018 16:49 (three months ago) Permalink

I want to say "do you even know what makes a song good?" but it's you. So I guess idgi.

- I am Larry Bird I always make the trey (rip van wanko)

I don't. Does anyone? Miller's other hits are more tolerable.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 5 May 2018 16:58 (three months ago) Permalink

Well that's subjective and I don't personally agree. Big Ol Jet Airliner or whatever it's called is my kryptonite. Same hokey lyrical sensibility and never gets it's hooks in me

I am Larry Bird I always make the trey (rip van wanko), Saturday, 5 May 2018 17:10 (three months ago) Permalink

Steve Miller and I were kicked out of the same high school! #funfact

I am Larry Bird I always make the trey (rip van wanko), Saturday, 5 May 2018 17:14 (three months ago) Permalink

Alfred, I just don't know how you give a pass to "Take the Money and Run" — a song that rhymes taxes with Texas — over the American "Rock On".

pplains, Saturday, 5 May 2018 18:19 (three months ago) Permalink

'taxes' and 'facts is' as well.

I like how vague a story song "TTMAR" is--he sets the scene, introduces the main characters and their antagonist whom they never encounter, throw in a quickly resolved twist, and it's over.

Making Plans For Sturgill (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 5 May 2018 18:25 (three months ago) Permalink

he sets the scene, introduces the main characters and their antagonist whom they never encounter, throw in a quickly resolved twist, and it's over.

Oh right, "Pine Barrens."

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 5 May 2018 18:53 (three months ago) Permalink

a song that rhymes taxes with Texas

but the two go together!

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 5 May 2018 18:58 (three months ago) Permalink

*clap clap clap clap clap clap*

pplains, Saturday, 5 May 2018 19:05 (three months ago) Permalink

What's your opinion of this zygote?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu7FBcyyUqw

pplains, Saturday, 5 May 2018 19:06 (three months ago) Permalink

Still think this song secretly invented the Stone Roses
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELcTJZLxhFU

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 5 May 2018 19:50 (three months ago) Permalink

dude likes to shout out his previously recorded tunes

constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Saturday, 5 May 2018 20:56 (three months ago) Permalink

/when you unthinkingly reflexively bookmark a thread, just out of habit

DACA Flocka Flame (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 6 May 2018 16:48 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Don’t know if this has been posted already on another thread: https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/young-musician-growing-up-with-steve-miller/

And Nobody POLLS Like Me (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 9 June 2018 01:47 (two months ago) Permalink


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