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as in the guys who backed bob dylan etc. you know the story.

is there already a thread? you can imagined what happened when i did a title search for "the band"? (they are cursed in that way, much like the band "love." perhaps they should invent special search strings for such bands...)

thinking about them (again) this week because i skimmed the most recent copy of the wire, and saw a joe boyd interview in which boyd confirmed what i had long suspected, that the band (the band "the band") and especially their second record helped to define a certain subgenre of rock music which i suppose can be called "rootsy"--not just in attitude but also in their specific approach to recording and mixing which was (oh! inverted world) quite modern by most standards, making careful use of stereo and in certain cases utitilzing quite modern equipment (synthesizers, fancy mics) to obtain an "old fashioned" sound. but it's the overall sound-presence of that LP that i feel, instinctively, was quite crucial as an influence not just on the british folk-rock guys but by succeeding generations of likeminded musicians and producers in england, america, canada, etc.

can you guys help to pin this down further for me?

thoughts?

amateur!st (amateurist), Tuesday, 10 February 2004 19:56 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I think they're one of those bands whose noted influence (ha where is mark s) appeals to me more than them themselves. It's no stretch to say that the Walkabouts, of whom am I thoroughly and completely fond, had them as a partial role-model -- but I'd rather listen to the Walkabouts any day of the week.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 10 February 2004 19:58 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

this is like the third time you've responded in such a fashion--"i like them, but the walkabouts do it better"

that's not a criticism

i haven't been terribly excited by the walkabouts stuff i've heard, but maybe i should listen again

amateur!st (amateurist), Tuesday, 10 February 2004 20:07 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i can't stand bob dylan. but i love the band... why is this?

cutty (mcutt), Tuesday, 10 February 2004 20:09 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

atrophying of brain tissue?

amateur!st (amateurist), Tuesday, 10 February 2004 20:11 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I think the influence on 50s-60s r&b and soul isn't given enough props in most writings about The Band. I think those influences are as important as the stripped down folk/country part of their sound.

earlnash, Tuesday, 10 February 2004 20:12 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

that's not a criticism

It could simply be a reflection of a private passion, but at their best the Walkabouts synthesize so much in such a striking way that I'm in quiet awe (and consequently frustrated at how other bands in theoretically similar veins just don't work as well).

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 10 February 2004 20:12 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Just to clarify, it should read "the influence of..." not "influence on".

earlnash, Tuesday, 10 February 2004 20:15 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

First two records are so great & the soul thing is their most interesting quality. I can't think of any band ever that connects the dots so well between black soul and white country.

Mark (MarkR), Tuesday, 10 February 2004 20:20 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i thought you were going to make a revolutionary argument about he influence of robbie robertson's guitar style on curtis mayfield which relied on new theories of the time space continuum formulated in quantum physics

damn

amateur!st (amateurist), Tuesday, 10 February 2004 20:22 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"atrophying of brain tissue?
-- amateur!st"

no i would attribute it to bob dylan's horrendous voice

cutty (mcutt), Tuesday, 10 February 2004 20:22 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Charlie Rich is an interesting one-man equivalent, though. (Not to Amateurist's equation, admittedly.)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 10 February 2004 20:22 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

no i would attribute it to bob dylan's horrendous voice

Ah, friend!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 10 February 2004 20:23 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

oh i'm floating in a sea of fools baaaaby

charlie rich seemed genuinely uncomfortable with genre categories and that hampered his music as much as it helped it i think

the band were without doubt a 'rock' band--whether or not thats endemic of the time in which they were recording, they were comfortable with the label

but yes i agree that mixture of sensibilites is really exciting

better still that the soul influence and country influence is somehow sublimated in such a fashion where it becomes exceptionally difficult to parse the songs for evidence of discrete influence

amateur!st (amateurist), Tuesday, 10 February 2004 20:27 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

more like "the Bland"

Gear! (Gear!), Tuesday, 10 February 2004 20:32 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

no wait, I like them.

Gear! (Gear!), Tuesday, 10 February 2004 20:33 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

'First two records are so great & the soul thing is their most interesting quality. I can't think of any band ever that connects the dots so well between black soul and white country.'

Yep that's it. Let's face it the 'grizzled old-timer' thing wouldn't have lasted. It's the extraordinary blend of soul, country, funk, rock n roll, wurlitzer/jug-band weirdness, and it all sounds uncalculated.

pete s, Tuesday, 10 February 2004 21:56 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i guess they're interesting in that they were mostly canadians getting deeper into americana than americans. i love both the big pink building shot and the family portrait album covers. I think they were trying to create a "what if the beatles never happened" musical scenario ... drawing a line between The Sun Sessions and 1969... CCR were a more punk rock version of the same idea. other than "basement tapes" i find them a little stiff.

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Tuesday, 10 February 2004 22:04 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Heh Amateurist not only is there another Band thread you were the last person to post to it!

Classic Or Dud: The Band

Tico Tico (Tico Tico), Tuesday, 10 February 2004 22:12 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The Band were so funky. White man's funk.

Debito (Debito), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 04:13 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

how embarassing, I said the same thing on the other thread.

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 04:18 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"i thought you were going to make a revolutionary argument"

Well Aretha Franklin did record a great version of "The Weight".

earlnash, Wednesday, 11 February 2004 04:24 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The phrase 'white man's funk' is sort of embarrassing, but they were funky.

Debito (Debito), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 04:25 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Take up the white man's funkness
Send forth the best ye stank

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 04:26 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Christ, they were good. Sad how they will never be again...
The Band=classic
Drugs and depression=dud

Speedy Gonzalas (Speedy Gonzalas), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 04:39 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Because they sounded out of tune so often while backing Dylan, I fell in love with them. It was like they were playing for the amateurs in all of us.

jim wentworth (wench), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 06:06 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I like the Band lots, and Robbie is maybe the greatest guitar player ever who is not one of the greatest guitar players ever, but I don't often have much use for them. Why? Because they never made an album (alone at least) concomitant with their potential? How about because they're often a little too slow for music that moves? The gentility in their tunes is the source of a good part of their charm, but is inherently limiting, perhaps.

gabbneb (gabbneb), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 06:31 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

please don't throw rocks, but i always thought The Band was like the Grateful Dead in their least-inspired moments.

Orbit (Orbit), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 06:32 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

They were, perhaps, out of sync. in many ways. I enjoyed their sound, but they didn't blow me away. I used to own a 3 record promo box set (Warner Bros.?) of The Band, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and Steve Miller, and... gave it to a friend. Probably in exchange for a buzz. They made their mark with Dylan.

jim wentworth (wench), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 07:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

please don't throw rocks, but i always thought The Band was like the Grateful Dead in their least-inspired moments.

There's a similarity in the vocals at times (I think Rick Danko is the most Garcia-like one?), but the Band never wanked off quite like the Dead...

"Music From the Big Pink" is just about perfect, the rest a bit hit-and-miss.

no opinion, Wednesday, 11 February 2004 07:13 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The Avalanches throw the uber-corny "Life is a Carnival" into their mixsets.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 07:18 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The Band are one of my parents' bands that I've never known where to get started with. (cf. Allman Bros., CCR)

"The Weight" is, of course, great - is it representative of the rest of their material. Can I just buy whatever album that's on and be set for a start?

miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 07:26 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Since that album is "Music From the Big Pink," the answer is yes, buy it.

no opinion, Wednesday, 11 February 2004 07:27 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Only marginally on-topic, but I interviewed Levon Helm's daughter the other week. She's in this new gospel-rock outfit called Ollabelle. She was very nice and remarkably well adjusted ("remarkably" if you know anything about Levon Helm), spoke well of her dad. She's got a heck of a nice voice too, kind of a brassy R&B growl.

I like the Band a lot, but I admit I like them best on The Basement Tapes. Their first several albums are all classics, though. When I was a kid, I was always put off by their muddy, murky sound. Now that's one of the things I love about them.

spittle (spittle), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 08:10 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Several people otm here (mark (country/soul is spot on), pete, debito). Their albums were played a lot by my parents and I didn't hear them again until I bought Music from Big Pink two years ago. Listening to it got me hooked again right away, I remembered so much after ~15 years.

Yes miloauckerman, get Big Pink, it's awesome. I always found it much better than their self-titled second album, more diverse, less "reactionary" I suppose. "Life is a Carnival" from Cahoots is a party of a song, no wonder the Avalanches use it. Wouldn't qualify it as "corny" though...

willem (willem), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 08:36 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

ned's post made me laugh like a schoolgirl (like ned flanders, as it were)

how embarassing, I said the same thing on the other thread.

i feel this doubly

amateur!st (amateurist), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 09:50 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

what i mean to say is that i'm doublt embarrassed for fritz

fritz, shame on you

amateur!st (amateurist), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 09:51 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

How do I fit in to this embarrassment?

Debito (Debito), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 10:15 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

These accusations that The Band started 'retro-rock' or were concerned with 'authenticity' are wildly off-target, considering how much modern (at the time) stuff they absorbed into their sound. Others have mentioned synths and funky rhythm sections as proof that they weren't a bunch of burnt out hippies trying to be Doc Watson, but I also want to bring up the years with Ronnie Hawkins. When they had been playing fifties style rock & roll mixed with country and folk up through into the early sixties, why would they give up playing what they enjoyed doing and go psych? Seems like people want to blame them for not abandoning the direction of their entire career as a group, which would have produced much duller music than those first two albums.

And I can't believe you dissed "The Last Waltz" on the other thread, Matos - everybody knows the guest spots are mostly cack (they should have instituted a ban on performances by anyone named Neil) and Robbie was a douche, but "Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" should be proof enough that Fleetwood Mac AND Outkast together are not fit to lick Levon Helm's boots when it comes to adding brass bands to your sound for fun and profit(!!! Yeeeahh)

Dave M. (rotten03), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 10:33 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Oops, strike them parenthesis. < / Dean >

Dave M. (rotten03), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 10:34 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

'The Band' is a perfect album... and 'whispering pines' is just about the most beautiful, desolate song i've ever heard in my life, it never fails to move me to tears. (i have an MP3 of elliott smith stumbling through it somewhere, and it is chilling)

stevie (stevie), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 10:52 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

These accusations that The Band started 'retro-rock' or were concerned with 'authenticity' are wildly off-target

this isn't what i was trying to say, exactly; i was asserting (as i guess i had done on the other thread, but i forgot about that) that without having an ideological program necessarily they had a specific approach to arranging and recording and mixing which later became identified with a certain subgenre of rock music that is often called "rootsy"

i dunno about "authenticity" (a power word that doesn't really clear anything up) but robertson et al were certainly going for a certain "rooted" sense of americana, a music with a strong sense of history, and like ccr they were selfconsciously tapping into an existing mythology, adding to it besides (ccr was both more monomaniacal and i think even more successful in this regard)

amateur!st (amateurist), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 12:31 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i contradicted myself

i guess there was a kind of low-key program at work, perhaps not charged with the reactionary values that much subsequent "rootsy" music has adopted but purposeful and willful nonetheless

amateur!st (amateurist), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 12:32 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i dunno about "authenticity" (a power word that doesn't really clear anything up) but robertson et al were certainly going for a certain "rooted" sense of americana, a music with a strong sense of history, and like ccr they were selfconsciously tapping into an existing mythology, adding to it besides (ccr was both more monomaniacal and i think even more successful in this regard)

there's an interesting dynamic involved, however, that Barney Hoskins' Band book explored, that to the members of the Band, the cultures they were tapping in their music were both alien and natural to them, and the extent to which they were scholarly exploring these genres and musics, and simultaneously the closeness they felt to them (thinking mostly here of levon's arkansas roots). so their music was simultaneously an exercise in attempted authenticity, and imaginative explorations of genres they revered.

stevie (stevie), Wednesday, 11 February 2004 12:40 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

lately i've been spinning 'Rockin' Chair' a lot - love the heartsick, pleading sound of manuel's vocals, the absence of drums, the entwined mandolin and guitar, and the way the lyrics shift between 'downhome' nostalgia and a kind of resigned dread: these lines are especially devastating

Hear the sound, Willie Boy,
The Flyin' Dutchman's on the reef.
It's my belief
We've used up all our time,
This hill's to steep to climb,
And the days that remain ain't worth a dime.

god i love the band soo much

Ward Fowler, Tuesday, 25 August 2009 12:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

Great song

Aw naw, no' Annoni oan an' aw noo (Tom D.), Tuesday, 25 August 2009 12:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

so is this really the only thread? or just a impediment of searching "The Band"?

i've been rather obsessed lately, mostly w/ the first three records. but i'm thinking of digging around for the others on the cheap. challop: Stage Fright is every bit as good as the first two. "The Rumor" and "Sleeping" are heartbreakingly awesome.

and hey, anyone remember this POS?: http://www.artistdirect.com/artist/videos/robbie-robertson/485778-811823-1

(will) (will), Thursday, 29 April 2010 14:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

certainly some of the most creative and breathtaking uses of time signature changes in rock/popular music imo.

(will) (will), Thursday, 29 April 2010 14:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

<3<3<3Levon @ 2:58 - "maybe they won't, you know i sure hope they don't"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8Pt_ZkGg8I

(will) (will), Thursday, 29 April 2010 14:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

this other thread is mentioned above: Classic Or Dud: The Band
certainly some of the most creative and breathtaking uses of time signature changes in rock/popular music imo.
this is otm -- for being known as such a "down-home, authentic, straightahead" their songs are hard as fuck to play. i mean, there's straight up rockabilly, but also new orleans + appalachian + country rhythms going on, sometimes all in the same song.

tylerw, Thursday, 29 April 2010 14:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

Dude -- the overall treatment of civilians in (a) Sherman's March to the Sea and (b) The Vietnam Fucking War were highly dissimilar.

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Monday, 11 June 2018 22:16 (eleven months ago) Permalink

i feel like Jericho was well-regarded when it came out but i don't really fuck w/ the Band too much after Cahoots

constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Monday, 11 June 2018 22:20 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Jericho has the Springsteen cover right? That version of Atlantic City has come close to becoming canon for the Band.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 11 June 2018 22:23 (eleven months ago) Permalink

yeah it's really good

constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Monday, 11 June 2018 22:23 (eleven months ago) Permalink

or "AC" is, i should say. i'm sure i've heard more from Jericho but I can't say specifically what

constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Monday, 11 June 2018 22:25 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Just gave it a listen and "Jericho" goes on a little long, and too many of the songs seem to intentionally echo past Band work. But on the plus side, it sounds pretty good, and the singing and playing are good. The guitarist, Jim Weider, does a pretty solid Robertson impression.

What a weird messy post-band history the Band had. You've got Robertson, who tried to snag all the credit, yet didn't release a solo album until 1986, with an album that sounded absolutely nothing like the Band, for that matter. The other guys scattered or, tragically, worse, and never got much momentum going. Danko managed that one album, Hudson went more or less journeyman session guy, Levon did a few albums here and there and tried acting; his solid late career recording comeback came after a 25 year gap. When the Band did reconvene to record those 17 or so years after breaking up, for "Jericho," the songwriting was almost all from outside sources, which was a strange way to counter Robertson's claims.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 11 June 2018 23:29 (eleven months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

watching the classic albums doc on the self-titled right now. that album truly holds a special place in my heart.

glad you picked jawbone. what a weirdly enchanting little ditty.

supreme court justice samuel lance-ito (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 02:12 (ten months ago) Permalink

the way it switches to the waltz time in the verses and lets loose during the chorus, along with the switch in lyrical perspective...

supreme court justice samuel lance-ito (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 02:14 (ten months ago) Permalink

Manuel had some great cowrites with Robertson

he was something else, "Sleeping" is such a strange beauty

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 03:24 (ten months ago) Permalink

jawbone is so amazing

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 03:24 (ten months ago) Permalink

Jawbone has such a deep country funk. I respect the rest of the Band's canon, but I am and always have been deliriously in love with the s/t album. Fortune was smiling on them when they recorded that.

Arthur Funzonerelli (stevie), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 06:17 (ten months ago) Permalink

Robertson had been reading books and thought the Civil War was just about slavery, so Helm had to sit him down and explain through a southern lens the political picture of the time.

Ah the danger of reading books.

Sam Weller, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 10:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

When Robbie went down to Arkansas from Canada he couldn't read. Levon made him woodshed with books until he had built up a basic literacy. After touring with Dylan, Robertson could really read, pretty much anything, but by then he was pretty sick of reading. That's why there's not a lot of reading on Band albums.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 13:50 (ten months ago) Permalink

The Danko album had some good tracks, but I was more impressed pverall by the band he brought to Soundstage, the old Chicago PBS show: 50-odd minute sets, back to back, no bathroom breaks (at least in the version televised, and his crew certainly had no prob being on the same bill w Graham Parker & The Rumour, who were at their peak (this was late 70s, maybe '80). Don't remember who was in the band, but saw him on another thing in that era w Butterfield, who was maybe here for this.

dow, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 20:35 (ten months ago) Permalink

There was an interview where Robertson mentioned sitting crammed into the backseat, with Hawkins at the wheel in the boondocks, and R was reading a paperback of From Here To Eternity: purty cool and wonder if it gave him some ideas for songs.

dow, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 20:39 (ten months ago) Permalink

but I was more impressed pverall by the band he brought to Soundstage, the old Chicago PBS show: 50-odd minute sets, back to back

Believe that has a good version of the aforementioned "Java Blues."

Pwn Goal Picnic (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 12 July 2018 02:24 (ten months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

alfred otm but man

stampeding cattle
they rattle the walls

is dire

mookieproof, Saturday, 3 November 2018 04:39 (six months ago) Permalink

i can't get over this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaKD1Vdarnw

budo jeru, Sunday, 4 November 2018 21:58 (six months ago) Permalink

i usually feel like singing drummers look sort of awkward or even dumb but man is levon one cool motherfucker

budo jeru, Sunday, 4 November 2018 21:59 (six months ago) Permalink

That version of "King Harvest" is amazing. The guitar solo is one of my favorites ever, by anyone.

JRN, Sunday, 4 November 2018 22:12 (six months ago) Permalink

So weird to see RR pre-Telecaster. Also, is he wearing finger-picks?

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 4 November 2018 22:35 (six months ago) Permalink

i also appreciate how much crisper the drums sound in this version

budo jeru, Sunday, 4 November 2018 22:54 (six months ago) Permalink

great recording, Robbie looks like such a chilled hipster

niels, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 08:49 (six months ago) Permalink

I thought Robbie was wearing shorts for a minute, there. Eech.

Have the Rams stopped screaming yet, Lloris? (Chinaski), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 09:22 (six months ago) Permalink

some days the band is my favorite band, i guess this is gonna be one of those days

fred-a van vleet (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 12:52 (six months ago) Permalink

six months pass...

^Features Levon, RIck and Garth, along with a cavalcade of RIngo's All-Stars.

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 13 May 2019 01:49 (one week ago) Permalink

Seems like there are not one, not two but THREE drummers up there: Levon, Ringo and Jim Keltner.

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 13 May 2019 01:50 (one week ago) Permalink

I'll let you figure out for yourself who is the surprise guest vocalist/pianist taking one of the verses.

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 13 May 2019 01:52 (one week ago) Permalink

RIngo and Jim seem to do some fills along with Levon - it's almost like Antmusic.

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 13 May 2019 01:57 (one week ago) Permalink

When I saw that opening guitar playing I thought, huh, that person knows what they are doing. And ... of course it's Nils.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 13 May 2019 02:09 (one week ago) Permalink

yup

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 13 May 2019 02:14 (one week ago) Permalink

Just rewatched video of him playing "Purple Rain" for the first time since it happened but was a little afraid to.

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 13 May 2019 02:19 (one week ago) Permalink

xxxpost, Robertson's misgivings were justified to an extent: no doubt some Johnny Reb headz heard "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" as tons of sobs for the Lost Cause. When I play it on my radio show, I'll follow it with Isbell's "White Man's World" and "Danko and Manuel."

dow, Monday, 13 May 2019 02:40 (one week ago) Permalink

Cool. Are you talking about something you read in Testimony?

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 13 May 2019 03:01 (one week ago) Permalink

No, a discussion upthread, but mis-remembered re Robertson's misgivings, sorry, should have re-read. Still, the proposed song sequence seems good, even though I don't have a radio show.

dow, Monday, 13 May 2019 03:11 (one week ago) Permalink

actually went and looked for that radio show but all I could find was an on-air personality with your same last name.

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 13 May 2019 03:17 (one week ago) Permalink

Timely revive, as I discovered today that the vinyl copy of the s/t I got on eBay was delivered to someone else at the wrong address way the hell across town.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 13 May 2019 03:43 (one week ago) Permalink

I'm usually put off by ensemble 'all star band' stuff, but damn you can't deny that above clip.

Sam Weller, Monday, 13 May 2019 07:29 (one week ago) Permalink

Thought the revive would be for this:

https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8510996/robbie-robertson-the-band-documentary

Ward Fowler, Monday, 13 May 2019 08:09 (one week ago) Permalink

The 75-year-old Robertson, who was inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame Thursday night (May 9) at Toronto's Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards, has an incredibly busy year, including finishing a new solo album, scoring the music for Scorsese's new film, The Irishman, remixing music for the 50th anniversary reissue of The Band album, and writing the follow-up memoir to 2016's Testimony.

uh-oh

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Monday, 13 May 2019 08:38 (one week ago) Permalink

he might just be remixing outtakes?

Tiltin' My Lens Photography (stevie), Monday, 13 May 2019 09:05 (one week ago) Permalink

Is there a good place to read about The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down and if it is pro-Confederacy? Always just thought it was about how wars chew young people up into fodder regardless of the "cause", a Vietnam allegory, but as I've gotten older and learned what that war was actually about (I'm from the UK) I feel less comfortable about it.

Tiltin' My Lens Photography (stevie), Monday, 13 May 2019 09:07 (one week ago) Permalink

This article pretty much covers it:

http://theband.hiof.no/articles/dixie_viney.html

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Monday, 13 May 2019 10:17 (one week ago) Permalink

The whole of Music From Big Pink got remixed by Bob Clearmountain last year though, which doesn't augur well

xxp

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Monday, 13 May 2019 10:19 (one week ago) Permalink

thanks anagram - and oh yikes, that is not good news!

Tiltin' My Lens Photography (stevie), Monday, 13 May 2019 10:38 (one week ago) Permalink

Not quite as must see as the last clip- no Garth for one thing- but from the same tour, and still Levon and Rick. Like what Nils and Joe Walsh are doing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUwb1ToTkpk

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 19 May 2019 15:56 (three days ago) Permalink


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