Does anyone have recommendations for further listening, suggestions...opinions,,,etc.?
― shookout (shookout), Friday, 23 July 2004 12:03 (sixteen years ago) link
I've not heard his new album yet, but I thought Here Comes that Wierd Chill was a bit hit and miss
― actionjackson72, Friday, 23 July 2004 12:25 (sixteen years ago) link
― stevie (stevie), Friday, 23 July 2004 12:40 (sixteen years ago) link
― Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Friday, 23 July 2004 12:44 (sixteen years ago) link
lanegan solo-albums: i love them all :) i'll take care of you is a wonderfully subdued covers-album. some of my favorite songs are on the winding sheet (title track, "wildflowers", "undertow" his voice on "eyes of a child", kurt's guitar on "where did you sleep last night")
like XX-drinking stevie, i heartily recommend sweet oblivion. early trees work is a bit more hit-and-miss, but there's an excellent compilation (anthology) that's still available i think.
― willem (willem), Friday, 23 July 2004 13:01 (sixteen years ago) link
― DJ Mencap (DJ Mencap), Friday, 23 July 2004 13:03 (sixteen years ago) link
― stevie (stevie), Friday, 23 July 2004 13:22 (sixteen years ago) link
― willem (willem), Friday, 23 July 2004 14:26 (sixteen years ago) link
― drew, Friday, 23 July 2004 14:29 (sixteen years ago) link
― Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 24 July 2004 00:22 (sixteen years ago) link
― shookout (shookout), Saturday, 24 July 2004 15:03 (sixteen years ago) link
― Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Saturday, 24 July 2004 15:06 (sixteen years ago) link
Scraps is dope.
― steeve mcqueen (steeve mcqueen), Sunday, 25 July 2004 09:30 (sixteen years ago) link
― steeve mcqueen (steeve mcqueen), Sunday, 25 July 2004 09:32 (sixteen years ago) link
― Charlie Howard (the sphinx), Monday, 9 October 2006 14:05 (thirteen years ago) link
― Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 9 October 2006 14:07 (thirteen years ago) link
― held tony (held tony), Monday, 9 October 2006 14:08 (thirteen years ago) link
if i had've it would have brought up decidely outdated threads like this one.
just kidding. point taken
and yes, *sigh* the winding sheet is my personal fave, followed by the ghostly scraps at midnight
― Charlie Howard (the sphinx), Monday, 9 October 2006 14:13 (thirteen years ago) link
But hell all of them are great.
― Brigadier Lethbridge-Pfunkboy (Kerr), Monday, 9 October 2006 14:14 (thirteen years ago) link
― earinfections (Nick Twisp), Monday, 9 October 2006 16:42 (thirteen years ago) link
Realised he was being limited to solo albums? Tough shit, I can highly recommend Ballad of the Broken Seas.
― ailsa (ailsa), Monday, 9 October 2006 16:52 (thirteen years ago) link
― ailsa (ailsa), Monday, 9 October 2006 16:56 (thirteen years ago) link
...Homme has dealt with similar questions regarding Mark Lanegan, whose formidable presence is noticeably absent from Over the Years and Through the Woods. Lanegan is seemingly the only member of Queens with access to a revolving door—he left Queens right around the time Oliveri was fired, but returned to the fold less than a year later. However, those familiar with Lanegan’s somewhat sordid history shouldn’t be all that surprised. “Mark has had a drug problem for years that’s just deadly,” Homme explains. “I love the guy—he’s one of my closest friends, and that’s why I can’t hang around him right now. It sucks, because I want to. I’ve always sought ways to try to elevate Mark in the public eye so more people would know who he was. But you know, he’s unwilling to even let people know when he has a record out. [Lanegan has released six solo albums since 1990.] He’s not that social of a guy, and I wish he’d understand that he doesn’t understand what the rest of the people don’t understand about him. He writes great music, and it doesn’t need to be any more than that. I love him, but he also needs to get up off the cross and fuckin’ play rock n’ roll.”
― shookout (shookout), Monday, 9 October 2006 18:51 (thirteen years ago) link
― occasional mongrel (kit brash), Tuesday, 10 October 2006 08:54 (thirteen years ago) link
Bonnie Brae, Twilight Singers
there was a raptureso i can never see you anymorenightmares believablewalking into sweet oblivioni'm not saying it's easyto feel it all nor not at allwhen somebody say, lay down your gunand when you lay it down, get ready to run
situation direit's gone away, it's not going awaysince you're wasting time again, my friendon bonnie brae, on bonnie brae
if she's your masterthen get down on your knees and beg for morei'm not saying it's easierto live your life like her little whore
'cuz when you play with firetake your fate, it's not going awaysituation dire, on bonnie braeon bonnie brae, on bonnie brae
the soul, the screen, the smoke in betweenthe rise, the fall, the thrill ofthe first, the last, the sins of the pastthe burn, the fade, the skin that you've flayedcome see, the sun, kill everyonebut me, i'm free indubitably
There was a raptureSo I can never see you anymoreNot saying it's easyNot saying it's easy...
― shookout (shookout), Tuesday, 10 October 2006 11:36 (thirteen years ago) link
― Charlie Howard (the sphinx), Tuesday, 10 October 2006 11:44 (thirteen years ago) link
His collaborations have been great but I am more than ready for a new solo record, Bubblegum seems like it came out ages ago. Lately I have really been enjoying I'll Take Care Of You.
― Jim, Sunday, 29 June 2008 20:53 (twelve years ago) link
Bubblegum is probably my favorite, i actually pulled it out last week for a spin. but i need to hear all the solo records (i've heard maybe half of them). great guy though, was killer on the Gutter Twins tour this spring.
― stephen, Sunday, 29 June 2008 21:13 (twelve years ago) link
He's too old.
96BPM at best
― Fer Ark, Sunday, 29 June 2008 21:15 (twelve years ago) link
Fer Dumb Comment?
― Jim, Sunday, 29 June 2008 22:07 (twelve years ago) link
yeah that was stupid. Lanegan's great live. he's not about showmanship, stage presence, anything like that. it's all about That Voice. and man does he still have it going live (and on record, btw).
― stephen, Sunday, 29 June 2008 23:47 (twelve years ago) link
― Remember! The cormorant is a big brrd. It has got a long neck. (unregistered), Sunday, 15 September 2013 14:31 (six years ago) link
Heard that the other day -- the man's still got it.
― Ned Raggett, Sunday, 15 September 2013 14:43 (six years ago) link
― Me & Mahomies (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Monday, 16 September 2013 21:35 (six years ago) link
this is basically American VI: YOLT, isn't it? I keep imagining that Mark recorded several albums' worth of cover songs with Martin Feveyear, with this album being the final installment of odds 'n' sods that didn't make it onto the earlier collections. I know Mark chose the material himself and has a sincere appreciation for the original artists, but there's a whiff of "give this guy any old schlock, and he'll put his own world-weary, whiskey-soaked stamp on it" to the project. with the exception of "Pretty Colors", the oldies material is weaker than the contemporary stuff.
part of what I liked about I'll Take Care of You is that he was unashamed to play tastemaster, covering cool, obscure singer-songwriters like Tim Hardin, Fred Neil, Dave Van Ronk who were obvious precursors for his own music. but on Imitations he isn't ashamed of his uncool, somewhat kitschy track picks, and ironically the performances are stiffer and more self-conscious because he's less suited to the material. the sweet string arrangements only heighten the disconnect between singer and song. it's not a bad album, but it's definitely his weakest solo effort. to my ears, this album, his collaborations with Isobel Campell, and some of his guest appearances are little more than showcases for his wonderful singing voice, but that isn't enough to interest me anymore. eh, Blues Funeral and the Gutter Twins album were great, so I'm not worried that he's completely run out of ideas.
― Remember! The cormorant is a big brrd. It has got a long neck. (unregistered), Monday, 28 October 2013 02:38 (six years ago) link
I can't believe he shelved these songs for 13 years. some of his best work, imho.
― scarlett bohansson (unregistered), Thursday, 27 August 2015 23:30 (four years ago) link
Huh, apparently no talk about Gargoyle, his newest, on here, or maybe I've just forgotten where it is. Came out a few months ago and while I picked out a couple of great songs from it from the start -- "Beehive" is my favorite, easy -- a relisten last night made it fully click front to back -- it's easy to say Yet Another Great Mark Lanegan album but it really is. A remix EP also came out that's really enjoyable.
But I also bring this up because after nearly 25 years of being actively interested in his work I finally saw him last night live for the first time. What a ridiculously good show. As my girlfriend said, it's remarkable just how easy his backing band made everything look, just one sharp performance after another in all manner of approaches and styles. Meantime the man himself similarly nailed it, that rich and ragged sound song for song, and all he had to do was just stand there, sing, maybe move a bit here and there and otherwise limit it to occasional thank-yous and a band introduction near the end.
What blew my mind into the next room was the final song, though -- a cover of "Love Will Tear Us Apart," unintroduced. They just hit those opening riffs and I thought I might know it, then the full synth part kicked in and goddamn. And it couldn't have been a better match for both his voice and his aesthetic.
All that and it was just refreshing to see someone like that who had 'the big hit' with "Nearly Lost You" all that time back not feeling the need to play it all, and nobody missing it or caring. Some acts aren't so lucky.
― Ned Raggett, Monday, 28 August 2017 13:52 (two years ago) link
The new album is one of my favourites of this year. I saw Lanegan with Masters Of Reality supporting him some years back. He was great. Josh Homme and Nick Oliveri were backing Chris Goss in MOR.
― starving street dogs of punk rock (Odysseus), Monday, 28 August 2017 13:54 (two years ago) link
This is already going to be one of my reads of the year next year
― Ned Raggett, Thursday, 8 August 2019 23:37 (eleven months ago) link
I haven't really kept up with his output over the last couple of years, the man's been pretty prolific!MLB have just released a new album, Somebody's Knocking, the AMG review of which makes me curious to hear it. He's also released a collaborative album (as Dark Mark, lol) with Italian musician Not Waving (whose solo output I've been enjoying a lot): Downwelling. This is an album I've grown to love over the last few weeks. The music evokes an idiosyncratic atmosphere of melancholy bleakness that matches so well with his vocals. Highly recommended.
― willem, Wednesday, 23 October 2019 13:07 (nine months ago) link
no real interest in lanegan's stuff normally but what an odd and excellent record 'downwelling' is
― Wee Bloabby (NickB), Tuesday, 26 November 2019 16:13 (eight months ago) link
I haven't heard his last couple albums, but he seems to have some very, uh, interesting ideas these days
― panburger partner (unregistered), Friday, 24 July 2020 00:36 (two weeks ago) link
His new memoir is pretty great (although it stops around 1998ish, so we need a sequel), but he's clearly gone off the deep end with the 5G nonsense.
― beamish13, Friday, 24 July 2020 01:25 (two weeks ago) link