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Glen Campbell: Outlaw!

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"Police said Campbell's mood swung from combative to congenial and back to combative, including a kicking assault on a sergeant and a short jailhouse concert."

hahahaha.
awesome.

ian johno (ian johno), Tuesday, 25 November 2003 15:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, so much for Jesus...

Naive Teen Idol (Naive Teen Idol), Tuesday, 25 November 2003 15:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

best prison photo of a former beach boy EVER!

Huckleberry Mann (Horace Mann), Tuesday, 25 November 2003 15:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

At least he got to Phoenix.

Colin Beckett (Colin Beckett), Tuesday, 25 November 2003 15:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

'best prison photo of a former beach boy EVER!'? How soon, how soon we forget...

c manson, Tuesday, 25 November 2003 16:04 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

manson's too twee, Campbell's genuinely angry

Huckleberry Mann (Horace Mann), Tuesday, 25 November 2003 16:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I saw a show on him on CMT last year and dude was kinda ate up..

Sonny A. (Keiko), Tuesday, 25 November 2003 16:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Glen is the ODB of countrypolitan. However, Rhinestone Cowboy, Witchita Lineman, Galveston, Southern Nights, and others are untouchable classics in my book.

Matt Helgeson (Matt Helgeson), Tuesday, 25 November 2003 17:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"...Phoenix Police Sgt. Randy Force..."

Need I say more?

Jim Robinson (Original Miscreant), Tuesday, 25 November 2003 17:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Randy "Excessive" Force -- could be his WWE wrestler name

Matt Helgeson (Matt Helgeson), Tuesday, 25 November 2003 17:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The best part of the mention of this on the news this morning was that after they got him into the lockup, he started serenading the cellblock with "Rhinestone Cowboy".

Campbell is a nut, he has been busted on drugs and booze before and started dating Tanya Tucker when she was of legal age.

earlnash, Tuesday, 25 November 2003 19:16 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

An even odder photo:

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39522000/jpg/_39522324_campbell_ap_203.jpg

I like the camera trainee taking a picture of the nape of Campbell's neck there.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 25 November 2003 19:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Hello, Bill O'Reilly? Yeah, I've got footage of a pop star run afoul of the law. His name? Uh, I don't know, Ludacris?"

Huckleberry Mann (Horace Mann), Tuesday, 25 November 2003 19:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Oh, come on, as far as Beach Boys mug shots go, John Stamos has got to have at least one out there. *cue adorably funny Olsen Twins punchline*

donut bitch (donut), Tuesday, 25 November 2003 19:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Unca' Jesse, vehicula' homici' is baaaa'!"

Huckleberry Mann (Horace Mann), Tuesday, 25 November 2003 19:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Glen had been drinking 40s, he and Kool Moe Dee were working on dual comebacks with a crossover country-rap of Wild Wild West/Rhinestone Cowboy. Thus the cap.

For the record I'm a huge fan of his, have his Capitol double CD collection, and am very partial to his duet with Bobbie Gentry, "Morning Glory" as well as the Webb stuff and other odds and ends like "Hey Little One."

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Tuesday, 25 November 2003 19:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

how come it's the Canadian Press that got that bone-chilling straight-on jailhouse photo?

Huckleberry Mann (Horace Mann), Tuesday, 25 November 2003 20:03 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I just woke up... Where's Glen?

Lurlene (Dave225), Tuesday, 25 November 2003 20:07 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
should i go see glen campbell next friday? like performing live?

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Saturday, 23 July 2005 05:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Yes.

kornrulez6969 (TCBeing), Saturday, 23 July 2005 17:47 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Seconded. I don't think you will regret it. Not sure what his voice is like these days, but he's one of the best pickers out there.

jim wentworth (wench), Sunday, 24 July 2005 02:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

ok!

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Sunday, 24 July 2005 04:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

New album album of covers, Meet Glen Campbell. Hmmmn.
Tracklisting:

1. 'Jesus' (Velvet Underground)
2. 'All I Want Is You' (U2)
3. 'Times Like These' (Foo Fighters)
4. 'Grow Old With Me' (John Lennon)
5. 'Angel Dream' (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
6. 'Sadly Beautiful' (The Replacements)
7. 'Sing' (Travis)
8. 'These Days' (Jackson Browne)
9. 'Walls (Circus)' (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
10. 'Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)' (Green Day)

etc, Thursday, 1 May 2008 03:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

I like the idea of him doing 'Walls'. The tracklist doesn't make me cringe...but what's his voice like these days?

VegemiteGrrrl, Thursday, 1 May 2008 04:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

VU+Lennon+Replacements songs = thumbs up
"Times Like These"+"Sing"+Green Day song = who the hell suggested these?

Z S, Thursday, 1 May 2008 04:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm v.curious about the Green Day cover - attempts to picture it in my head end up with more of a Johnny Cash vibe - is this his answer to all those latterday Cash records, or has he/other country veterans already done that?

etc, Thursday, 1 May 2008 05:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

Really looking forward to hearing "These Days".

Spencer Chow, Thursday, 1 May 2008 06:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

Oh my God. This is going to be incredible! I am so down with this. Sadly Beautiful is the one I want to hear first.

I always knew he should get the Johnny Cash treatment. When does this come out?

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 1 May 2008 13:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

this sounds like it could be really good but I hate that fuckin Green Day song so so bad

J0hn D., Thursday, 1 May 2008 14:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

this sounds pretty awful, but then again i'm totally sick of these kinds of albums.

omar little, Thursday, 1 May 2008 17:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

Glen Campbell was in True Grit???

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Thursday, 1 May 2008 22:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

3 songs are streaming at the glencampbellshow.com

Without doubt, the single most anticipated record of the summer, perhaps the decade. It's got the potential to bring the music industry to its knees, people! Kneel before Glen campbell.

kornrulez6969, Friday, 1 August 2008 05:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

Glen is back, baby. Yes.

kornrulez6969, Friday, 1 August 2008 05:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

Listening to it now! He´s giving it the Johnny Cash treatment, with all these covers. Except it doesn´t sound sparse like Cash, it´s rocky and jingle-jangly. Had much rather seen him do new songs of his own, but hey, it's really nice to hear his voice again.

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 1 August 2008 10:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

Thankfully, based on the streaming tracks this is nothing at all like the "Johnny Cash treatment." There's nothing ironic about it, he's not imposing himself on these songs, they're more just like straight-up covers which is kinda nice.

Except these three songs are lame to begin with.

Hadrian VIII, Friday, 1 August 2008 13:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

There are some more interesting songs on the new record that aren't streaming. Sadly Beautiful by the Replacements and Velvet Underground Jesus are two.

kornrulez6969, Friday, 1 August 2008 14:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

His version of Jackson Browne's (& Nico's) "These Days" is easily the best thing I've heard all year. "Jesus" is perhaps the 2nd best thing I've heard all year. The rest of the LP is less giant-killing, but still pretty impressive. His voice is still a thing of great power & beauty.

harveyw, Friday, 1 August 2008 15:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

he actually does U2 pretty well, too. a return to the Al DeLoryisms of yore, right down to cinematic sweep of strings and some terse Glen guitar solos where all he does is play the melody. Not so hot on the Westerberg tune and of course that fucking Green Day song is the "Send in the Clowns" of, yeecchh. Pretty good record.

whisperineddhurt, Friday, 1 August 2008 16:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

this album is too Middle of the Road too be really good,( but it could be worse, too)

Zeno, Tuesday, 19 August 2008 00:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

wow

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 19 August 2008 20:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

Ghost On The Canvas sees Campbell capping his brilliant career with one of his most moving and energized works to date, a powerfully emotional song cycle that sees him accompanied by a truly dazzling line-up of songwriters and musicians. Among the tunesmiths contributing original songs to the collection are such modern luminaries as Paul Westerberg, Jakob Dylan, Robert Pollard, and Teddy Thompson, backed by a roster of players that includes Chris Isaak, Dick Dale, Billy Corgan, Brian Setzer, Rick Nielsen, Roger Manning, and The Dandy Warhols. The album is produced by Julian Raymond, who also co-wrote a number of new songs with Campbell.

curmudgeon, Monday, 22 August 2011 18:38 (six years ago) Permalink

Jakob Dylan is a modern luminary? I always look forward to new Glen Campbell though.

¯\(°_o)/¯ (Nicole), Monday, 22 August 2011 18:50 (six years ago) Permalink

That's from an e-mailed publicist's press sheet

curmudgeon, Monday, 22 August 2011 19:11 (six years ago) Permalink

I figured as much, Jakob Dylan really sticks out like a sore thumb here.

¯\(°_o)/¯ (Nicole), Monday, 22 August 2011 19:16 (six years ago) Permalink

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

buzza, Tuesday, 30 August 2011 20:30 (six years ago) Permalink

I never knew he was in the Beach Boys, but I've never claimed to know much about Glen Campbell or the Beach Boys.

_Rudipherous_, Wednesday, 31 August 2011 06:01 (six years ago) Permalink

:(

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 20:56 (two months ago) Permalink

I love Glen. Beautiful voice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExxrB-E4oBo

weird echo of the falsies (Tom D.), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 20:58 (two months ago) Permalink

Oh man that sucks. Hardly unexpected but still.

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 21:04 (two months ago) Permalink

loved this one. nothing else like it. RIP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VecunpIqlg0

piscesx, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 21:14 (two months ago) Permalink

The fact that he had a TV show (actually two) from '68-72 meant he was one of the first country-pop singers I heard (Cash shortly after). My dad bought at least 3 or 4 of the '68-71 LPs, and looking at the track listing for Gentle on My Mind, that means he was the first singer I heard do "Dock of the Bay," "Words," Jacques Brel, etc.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 21:30 (two months ago) Permalink

(Hardin's "Reason to Believe" too)

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 21:31 (two months ago) Permalink

There seemed to follow after him or maybe overlap a number of copycat shows hosted by one-hit wonder country singers of limited duration such as The Jim Stafford Show and The Jud Strunk Show.

Barkis Garvey (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 21:37 (two months ago) Permalink

RIP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_Yj9oHikgY

Number None, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 21:42 (two months ago) Permalink

Think he ended up resenting doing the show because they let him play guitar less and less. (Think something similar happened with Nat King Cole and the piano, the not playing part)

Barkis Garvey (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 21:44 (two months ago) Permalink

rip, wichita still one of the greatest love songs of all timenx

nxd, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 22:10 (two months ago) Permalink

oh Glen ... so long buddy <3

I love this one - gives me a beautiful soaring Orbison-esque vibe of longing

https://youtu.be/JijBzCUxYkc

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 22:48 (two months ago) Permalink

RIP, Glen. You were my first employer as a writer. We we all in awe of your musicality. https://t.co/WjvYWGNGl7

— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) August 8, 2017

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 23:15 (two months ago) Permalink

RIP.

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

that's not my post, Tuesday, 8 August 2017 23:40 (two months ago) Permalink

RIP. His '68 television show is one of the first things I remember - not just my memory of television, but of anything.

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 9 August 2017 00:43 (two months ago) Permalink

Funny, solid, and handsome in True Grit. RIP.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 9 August 2017 01:03 (two months ago) Permalink

Been relistening to the (quite excellent) UK comp The Capitol Years: 65-77 here. Stellar work indeed, and a lot of his quieter guitar performances are standing out in particular.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 9 August 2017 01:49 (two months ago) Permalink

I mean, jeebus, this ain't perfect, but it's incredible:

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

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 9 August 2017 02:17 (two months ago) Permalink

I've always kinda liked Glen but find the added strings / backing vocals / shmaltz unappealing. Johnny Cash has his prison albums that strip all that away and let the songs and voice shine, does Glen have anything similar?

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Wednesday, 9 August 2017 02:19 (two months ago) Permalink

the earnest schmaltz is kinda the point imo

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 9 August 2017 02:43 (two months ago) Permalink

otm

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 9 August 2017 02:47 (two months ago) Permalink

like even up to the final recordings...his takes on stuff like "Hold On Hope" and "Ghost on the Canvas" are all about drama and excess

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 9 August 2017 02:51 (two months ago) Permalink

I'm glad he didn't get Rick Rubinized into doing some sort of gritty thing

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 9 August 2017 02:52 (two months ago) Permalink

Cash has as much shtick as Campbell putatively does.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 9 August 2017 02:52 (two months ago) Permalink

Oh, 100%.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 9 August 2017 02:53 (two months ago) Permalink

It doesn't sound like shtick tho, which is kinda impt when listening to music. To most ppl, anyway. That aside love this guy, RIP, thanks for that video Josh

albvivertine, Wednesday, 9 August 2017 04:02 (two months ago) Permalink

Been relistening to the (quite excellent) UK comp The Capitol Years: 65-77 here. Stellar work indeed, and a lot of his quieter guitar performances are standing out in particular.

That is indeed a super comp.

Freedom, Wednesday, 9 August 2017 04:59 (two months ago) Permalink

Although it doesn't have "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress" on it, which is a crime. The "Reunion" album with Jimmy Webb is a masterpiece.

weird echo of the falsies (Tom D.), Wednesday, 9 August 2017 08:38 (two months ago) Permalink

that's one of my favorite songs bu I prefer the Judy Collins version

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 9 August 2017 12:25 (two months ago) Permalink

Moon's absence from the comp is a fact I have dwelled on over the years.

Freedom, Wednesday, 9 August 2017 12:43 (two months ago) Permalink

That live Galveston guitar solo is jaw-dropping.

J. Sam, Wednesday, 9 August 2017 14:01 (two months ago) Permalink

As far as stripped-down versions of the hits go... This?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/See_You_There

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 9 August 2017 14:10 (two months ago) Permalink

I have six hours of Glen Campbell music on my iPod, and this is in my not-so-humble opinion his finest song, his definitive cover of Both Sides Now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97C7swvyUYI

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 9 August 2017 15:45 (two months ago) Permalink

listening to the southern nights album this morning was struck by how much the "god only knows" intro is pretty much everything mercury rev was going for on Deserter's Songs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zvwSUh3Cl8
really great version.

tylerw, Wednesday, 9 August 2017 16:01 (two months ago) Permalink

he had one of the best ominous mug shots EVER. he also had one of the best country music childhoods. dire poverty. 11 siblings. sharecropper daddy. they ate a lot of squirrel.

scott seward, Wednesday, 9 August 2017 16:08 (two months ago) Permalink

"Police said Campbell's mood swung from combative to congenial and back to combative, including a kicking assault on a sergeant and a short jailhouse concert."

That's his Scottish genes in operation right there.

weird echo of the falsies (Tom D.), Wednesday, 9 August 2017 16:17 (two months ago) Permalink

NYT obit mentions that the network asked him to stop booking so many country acts on the variety show (after one when he had Merle, Johnny and Buck on).

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 9 August 2017 17:43 (two months ago) Permalink

The one where Merle does all the imitations which is posted in the obit thread?

Barkis Garvey (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 9 August 2017 18:44 (two months ago) Permalink

Jimmy Webb: https://www.facebook.com/JimmyWebbMusic/posts/1812201325474480

Freedom, Friday, 11 August 2017 08:31 (two months ago) Permalink

re the AC interview, Glen Campbell's Goodtime Seder woulda been a nice special.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 11 August 2017 14:21 (two months ago) Permalink

re his bio, someone was just telling me how he was apparently older than a lot of the other wrecking crew guys. He had been part of his family band for so many years and was just playing in other pick up bands in Phoenix before somebody invited him out LA, or convinced him to go west.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 11 August 2017 14:36 (two months ago) Permalink

Wait, switch that around. He was one of the younger members of The Wrecking Crew, but even then he had still spent all these years as a child guitar prodigy just playing in bands in Arizona and wherever before going session. Maybe it's in the Blaine book, but I guess Tommy would get all the technical stuff, because he was a legendary reader, but Glen would get the more rock and roll guitar stuff.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 11 August 2017 14:40 (two months ago) Permalink

He didn't make it till he was over 30.

Tonight I Cut My Temple Teeth (Tom D.), Friday, 11 August 2017 14:42 (two months ago) Permalink

Maybe it's in the Blaine book, but I guess Tommy would get all the technical stuff, because he was a legendary reader, but Glen would get the more rock and roll guitar stuff.

Think I read that as well. Also the Motown version, in which Joe Messina got the technical stuff- sight reading, doubling lines with Jamerson- whereas Robert White would play soulful intros with his thumb and Eddie Willis would play the wilder stuff.

Barkis Garvey (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 11 August 2017 14:52 (two months ago) Permalink

Same with Jimmy Page. I forget the name of the other, older guitarist, but between the two of them they handled tons of London sessions. The older guy would often get the jazzier technical stuff, Jimmy Page would get the rockier stuff, and whichever one wasn't handling electric would play acoustic. Though sometimes they would swap electric/acoustic duties, just for kicks.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 11 August 2017 15:13 (two months ago) Permalink

Big Jim Sullivan? Jimmy P was known as Little Jim.

Tonight I Cut My Temple Teeth (Tom D.), Friday, 11 August 2017 15:14 (two months ago) Permalink

Keep hearing about the great Roger Miller stories he had, but as far as I know not one actual story has surfaced.

Weird Jimmy Webb comparing him to Paul McCartney.

Barkis Garvey (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 11 August 2017 16:39 (two months ago) Permalink

Scott on WFMU is doing an all-guess-what show

http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/74323

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Monday, 14 August 2017 19:39 (two months ago) Permalink

(actually just the first 40 mins i think)

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Monday, 14 August 2017 19:42 (two months ago) Permalink


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