SPOOKY TOOTH C/D S/D

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Evil Woman...damn.

57 7th (calstars), Sunday, 24 October 2004 19:04 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Dream Weaver"

dave q, Sunday, 24 October 2004 19:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Spooky Two = forever classic

All the other albums by them that I've heard (granted, haven't heard The Mirror) have some great stuff on it as well...

Joe (Joe), Sunday, 24 October 2004 23:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

It's all about "Ceremony", the collaboration with Pierre Henry!

Check out "Offering", it's the grooviest.

Drew Daniel, Monday, 25 October 2004 02:01 (twelve years ago) Permalink

spooky two and ceremony are both amazing.

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Monday, 25 October 2004 02:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The Last Puff - An aptly named LP with some excellent tunes:

Wrong Time
Something To Say
Down River
The Last Puff
and the take-it-or-leave-it I am The Walrus

This album has been a keeper of mine for practically ever.

jim wentworth (wench), Monday, 25 October 2004 03:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Spooky Two is pretty great, particularly the side-openers and closers. I like "The Wrong Time" too and am curious about the extreme-polarizing Ceremony, which people always seem to either love or loathe.

Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Monday, 25 October 2004 16:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Also:

Spooky Two: Classic or Dud?

Joe (Joe), Monday, 25 October 2004 16:43 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Who (if anyone) originally did "Nobody There at All" off of Last Puff I love that song...

Joe (Joe), Monday, 25 October 2004 16:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Waitin' for the Wind" was much covered by classic rock bands in bars.
It was a natural crowd pleaser with a great B3 riff. "Better By You" was covered by Judas Priest for "Stained Class" and wound up being the song the band was sued over in the case of the two American trashcases who blew their jaws off by gun, allegedly at the behest of a subliminal command.

George Smith, Tuesday, 26 October 2004 20:16 (twelve years ago) Permalink

where were you guys when i asked about the spooky tooth and pierre henry album on this thread? S/D: Albums where "avant-garde" or classical artists worked with rock groups and vice versa

if it's still there, should i go get it for less than 10$?

JaXoN (JasonD), Tuesday, 26 October 2004 20:19 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Never heard it but if you get it, please report back.

57 7th (calstars), Tuesday, 26 October 2004 20:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink

jaxon, you should get it. it's not as good as "spooky two," but it's good and pierre henry's contributions are interesting.

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Tuesday, 26 October 2004 21:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

My thoughts on Ceremony can be found here:

http://www.progreviews.com/reviews/display.php?rev=stph-cere

Joe (Joe), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 01:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Actually, the Zappa track I was thinking of was "Nasal Retentive Calliope Music", not "Chrome-Plated Megaphone". Oh well.

Joe (Joe), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 01:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

eight years pass...

Discerning band, these guys:

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/942825_10151625896402710_1078481884_n.jpg

Ned Raggett, Monday, 10 June 2013 14:58 (four years ago) Permalink

saw this today on facebook -- amazing

i guess i'd just rather listen to canned heat? (ian), Monday, 10 June 2013 15:32 (four years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

I'm not sure the whole Ceremony albums works for me at least not on first listen but the track Hosanna was one I really dug. That take to me sounds kind of a similar spirit to some Krautrock, which is ironic as that tune's title was noticed by me thinking of 'Hosanna Mantra' by Popol Vuh.

There is probably a decent c/d thread idea in records by rock/pop bands collaborating with classical orchestras or avant garde composers.

As for that kind of thing, Ceremony didn't catch me as much as John Cale's collaboration with Terry Riley 'Church of Anthrax'. I really, really like that one probably as I just love that repeated melodic mantra of Riley's music. That sound just works for me nearly every time.

earlnash, Monday, 15 August 2016 05:25 (ten months ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

Man, I don't know anything about Spooky Tooth, but you could easily play six degrees of Spooky Tooth. They're connected to everything from Foreigner, Humble Pie, Only Ones, ELP, Mott the Hoople, Wings, Pink Floyd ... like, a keystone of '70s rock.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 14 May 2017 19:15 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm still working through Spooky Tooth's discography myself. I haven't heard the records after they reformed in '73, but I have listened to their first four records and by Spooky Tooth's precursor group Art a couple times each. As for describing their sound, I'd say they are not totally dissimilar to say Traffic or early Savoy Brown, albeit they do have a somber streak in their songs that is different to other blues/psychedelic combos. If you are a deep listener of 70s rock, they are worth giving a listen especially Spooky Two.

earlnash, Monday, 15 May 2017 01:37 (one month ago) Permalink

Island UK reissued all their albums w/bonus tracks last year.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 15 May 2017 02:23 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah, I got that Island Years box set and it looks like it has already gone out of print. It was pretty cheap when it first came out.

earlnash, Monday, 15 May 2017 02:27 (one month ago) Permalink


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