The balearic beardo beach hippie album canon

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What's in it?

I'm thinking this is a slightly different topic to "Can we talk about early-mid70s West Coast post-psych/pop/rock/folk-rock/country-rock?" (in some ways narrower and in some ways more expansive) although honesty compels me to admit that I was inspired to start this thread by picking up the Pacific Ocean Blue/Bambu remaster today.

Anything that suggests a desultory beach party is supa-desirable.

Tim F, Monday, 20 October 2008 10:11 (eleven years ago) link

"Sandinista" The Clash.

Mark G, Monday, 20 October 2008 10:14 (eleven years ago) link

Jimmy Buffett? I admit I've never heard the guy - I don't think anyone in the UK has!

Ich Ber ein Binliner (Tom D.), Monday, 20 October 2008 10:15 (eleven years ago) link

That Manu Chao record - Clandestino or whatever it's called?

sonofstan, Monday, 20 October 2008 10:29 (eleven years ago) link

http://blog.iso50.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/america.png

caek, Monday, 20 October 2008 11:21 (eleven years ago) link

so America - S/T

caek, Monday, 20 October 2008 11:22 (eleven years ago) link

I don't know if I totally understand the genre description but I could totally hear 'Uncle John's Band' at such a thing. So Workingman's Dead then maybe.

NickB, Monday, 20 October 2008 11:32 (eleven years ago) link

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7d/So_far.jpg

^^^^ this cover says beardo beach hippie album to me. Not so balearic though perhaps.

NickB, Monday, 20 October 2008 11:34 (eleven years ago) link

http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/7151/b00000251ivw2.jpg

nerve_pylon, Monday, 20 October 2008 13:53 (eleven years ago) link

are we on Yacht Rock again?

baaderonixx, Monday, 20 October 2008 13:55 (eleven years ago) link

yeah, this is more than 70s soft rock

what about

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/416W2ETG6TL._SL500_AA240_.jpg

or this

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3142/2454512231_8f04a21c77.jpg?v=0

jaxon, Monday, 20 October 2008 15:55 (eleven years ago) link

Vangelis, yes

http://www.comebackrecords.com/Vangelis_Dragon.jpg

especially "stuffed aubergine"

caek, Monday, 20 October 2008 15:58 (eleven years ago) link

that's not a dragon, that's mighty cthulhu!

moonship journey to baja, Monday, 20 October 2008 16:10 (eleven years ago) link

you guys change what the word balearic means every day

jigglepanda.gif (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 20 October 2008 17:21 (eleven years ago) link

audioslave = heavy balearic

Woman Who Force Madonna At House Party To Make Bold Statement (Mackro Mackro), Monday, 20 October 2008 17:30 (eleven years ago) link

I think half the early suggestions on this thread have got the wrong idea

caek, Monday, 20 October 2008 17:32 (eleven years ago) link

im not really sure what the idea is tbh, i wish tim had provided an example of what he meant besides p.o.b.

max, Monday, 20 October 2008 17:32 (eleven years ago) link

but i will suggest: http://www.dougpayne.com/hmiana.jpg

max, Monday, 20 October 2008 17:36 (eleven years ago) link

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2179/1565797393_e225068ceb.jpg?v=0

jaxon, Monday, 20 October 2008 17:56 (eleven years ago) link

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ggFaXWbCL._SS400_.jpg

jaxon, Monday, 20 October 2008 17:58 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.jeffbots.com/AlanParsonsProject-IRobot.jpg

jaxon, Monday, 20 October 2008 17:59 (eleven years ago) link

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51eDRS7vsyL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

jaxon, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:01 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.amoeba.com/dynamic-images/blog/Sarah/ificouldonly.jpg

jaxon, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:03 (eleven years ago) link

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51EVZ1683PL._SL500_AA240_.jpg

jaxon, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:06 (eleven years ago) link

jaxon, where to start with these? (apart from avalon, which I have solved)

caek, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:08 (eleven years ago) link

get transfer station Blue it is dope as a rope

max, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:14 (eleven years ago) link

they're all equally amazing and solid albums, just depends on what you're looking for.

jan hammer - super funky fusion w/amazing songs
vangelis - weirdo art rock w/great songs and eastern sounds
alpert - funky jazz, spaced out synth arpeggios and great beachy melodies
parsons - funky pink floyd
shrieve - blissed out synth noodles w/moments of heavy light-jazz funk
crosby - stoned out of your gourd folky mantras
flash and the pan - funky 10cc

jaxon, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:14 (eleven years ago) link

thanks for the pointers. funky 10cc sounds like good times.

I am down with vangelis (suggested him myself upthread)

caek, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:18 (eleven years ago) link

the ambient eno box

tricky, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:30 (eleven years ago) link

alpert and crosby are good suggestions but jax ur list seems more like a general balearic canon and not necc "beardo beach hippie"

max, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:31 (eleven years ago) link

desultory beardo beach hippie

tricky, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:43 (eleven years ago) link

beck's sea change and modern guilt

tricky, Monday, 20 October 2008 18:45 (eleven years ago) link

so what makes something beardo beach hippy? is this like suggestions for balearock?

jaxon, Monday, 20 October 2008 19:05 (eleven years ago) link

i sort of think tim just threw "balearic" into the title of the thread so that more people would read it and post to it

max, Monday, 20 October 2008 19:07 (eleven years ago) link

jeez not everything is balearic, guys

jaxon, Monday, 20 October 2008 19:10 (eleven years ago) link

Tim, stuff from actual 70s? Or modern?

If the latter is allowed, o where to start.

The Beta Band and all their friends, for starters.

Woman Who Force Madonna At House Party To Make Bold Statement (Mackro Mackro), Monday, 20 October 2008 19:13 (eleven years ago) link

can we just put on cosmo galactic prism and dance around the campfire?

tricky, Monday, 20 October 2008 19:23 (eleven years ago) link

balearic is a state of mind man

tricky, Monday, 20 October 2008 19:27 (eleven years ago) link

jaxons mom is pretty balearic

max, Monday, 20 October 2008 19:37 (eleven years ago) link

smooth, easy, and perfect for getting down with after a night out

max, Monday, 20 October 2008 19:38 (eleven years ago) link

your mom's a beardo

jaxon, Monday, 20 October 2008 19:45 (eleven years ago) link

I know my thread title is confusing, but it was sort of deliberate: the idea is that there definitely seems to be a loose canon emerging which stretches from David Crosby (but perhaps not CS&N per se) through to say Arthur Russell. If "beardo disco" and "nu-balearic" are slightly distinct but overlapping revivalist scenes then this is the stuff that members from both stuff think is good stuff, dude. Albums that I would get laughed off djhistory.com for not having heard.

It's distinct from soft-rock or "California rock" or any other actual historical scene partly because it's broader than that, but also insofar as this needs to be stuff that either has been or very soon will be recontextualised by people currently or formerly into dance music. But it doesn't need to dance-like itself. Am i making more sense?

jaxon seems to get it.

Tim F, Monday, 20 October 2008 20:30 (eleven years ago) link

BTW jaxon is that the Alan Parsons Project album I should check out?

Tim F, Monday, 20 October 2008 20:31 (eleven years ago) link

I'm thinking this canon might even include stuff like this as an outlier:

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/355/thumbnailhp5.jpg

Tim F, Monday, 20 October 2008 20:33 (eleven years ago) link

scott seward, Monday, 20 October 2008 20:33 (eleven years ago) link

oh ok tim u should have just called it "maxs favorite albums thread" then

max, Monday, 20 October 2008 20:34 (eleven years ago) link

http://onlinestorefakrounmusic.com/images/45singllayahob.jpg

max, Monday, 20 October 2008 20:40 (eleven years ago) link

um, the new Hatchback album, Colors Of The Sun. Any track by Studio? Maybe those are too obvious but I think they definitely fit

Bomb Bomb Iran (san frandisco), Monday, 20 October 2008 20:41 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.discogs.com/image/R-150-436199-1118592662.jpg

max, Monday, 20 October 2008 20:42 (eleven years ago) link

andreas vollenweider maybe?

max, Monday, 20 October 2008 20:43 (eleven years ago) link

my hero:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz8RN9mCfWg

scott seward, Tuesday, 22 October 2013 14:19 (six years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdrH944IIxc

scott seward, Tuesday, 22 October 2013 14:59 (six years ago) link

two months pass...

leon lowman compilation from last year on music from memory is an all-around solid listen, surprised i haven't seen it mentioned in any EOY reissue lists. i think this is the most well-known track but seriously check out the whole damn thing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xO9RKQgxBw

hug niceman (psychgawsple), Tuesday, 14 January 2014 23:57 (six years ago) link

yes, good album

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Wednesday, 15 January 2014 00:34 (six years ago) link

did you like the spike album, psych?

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Wednesday, 15 January 2014 00:34 (six years ago) link

the snippets i've heard, yes! i keep forgetting to seek out a copy, seems like it should have some serious appeal beyond the types of people that usually spring for golf channel stuff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FoDiIck060

(^just to make it easy for lazy people like myself)

hug niceman (psychgawsple), Wednesday, 15 January 2014 00:48 (six years ago) link

i guess spike is beardo but beyond that i really don't know how i'd categorize what he does. power pop? what i've heard is very rundgren, but fuzzier and more excited to just vibe out for a while

hug niceman (psychgawsple), Wednesday, 15 January 2014 00:55 (six years ago) link

yeah, it's like minimal synth kraut power pop, lol

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Wednesday, 15 January 2014 01:03 (six years ago) link

all with that warm hazy lo-fi production style, really nice

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Wednesday, 15 January 2014 01:04 (six years ago) link

sounds like I need that in my life

Number None, Wednesday, 15 January 2014 01:06 (six years ago) link

spike is the bomb

the late great, Wednesday, 15 January 2014 01:26 (six years ago) link

five months pass...
eleven months pass...

i cant remember if this album was ever discussed itt or any other thread:

http://i.imgur.com/ExYUOys.jpg

but its been going for $100+ lately and is finally getting a re-press

http://bewithrecords.com/product/nohelani-cypriano-nohelani-lp-180gram-bewith008lp/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE1mwfX_5EY

gr8080, Friday, 19 June 2015 14:57 (five years ago) link

wow!

example (crüt), Friday, 19 June 2015 15:25 (five years ago) link

"Lihue" is a classic for sure. Never knew the rest of her stuff was so feted, though. Not really feeling the other soundclips on that link, tbh.

Michael F Gill, Saturday, 20 June 2015 02:39 (five years ago) link

really? not even "livin' without you"? that's a real pretty song IMO.

wizzz! (amateurist), Saturday, 20 June 2015 03:22 (five years ago) link

when i was in hawaii about a decade ago, there were a few stations that still played a lot of local music, and more broadly a kind of hawaiian pop-music that included both hawaiian music like nohelani but also some "island-flavored" music of all kinds. was very refreshing to hear that unfamiliar mix of stuff (which still had plenty of familiar elements), speaking as someone from the 48 states.

i wonder how distinctive the musical culture of hawaii is today, and whether it's bucked the monoculture to any greater extent than most places.

wizzz! (amateurist), Saturday, 20 June 2015 03:25 (five years ago) link

if you like this stuff you should check out the aloha got soul DJs (google it)

the late great, Saturday, 20 June 2015 03:30 (five years ago) link

here : http://alohagotsoul.com/category/dj-mixes/

the late great, Saturday, 20 June 2015 03:30 (five years ago) link

I have a vinyl rip of that album, let me know through email if you want the files...

skip, Saturday, 20 June 2015 16:13 (five years ago) link

i like a lot of stuff mentioned in this thread but like some other folks i'm a little confused as to what the parameters of this expanded notion of "balearic" are or why we need this enlarged category.

wizzz! (amateurist), Saturday, 20 June 2015 16:17 (five years ago) link

this is what contemporary Hawaiian pop music sounds like mostly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI5GUczT1vY

gr8080, Sunday, 21 June 2015 16:29 (five years ago) link

god bless this thread for leading me to Andreas Vollenweider's "AIR". this is like *just* what i needed in my life right now.

Heez, Sunday, 21 June 2015 22:09 (five years ago) link

i also like that i can imagine richard simmons lulling me into blissful dreams.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5150UZ8NtZL.jpg

Heez, Sunday, 21 June 2015 22:26 (five years ago) link

five years pass...

This is good, no?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q00DOL2svl8&ab_channel=Drbellotus

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 11 September 2020 15:52 (one week ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q00DOL2svl8&ab_channel=Drbellotus

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 11 September 2020 15:52 (one week ago) link

Ah well. http://youtu.be/q00DOL2svl8

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 11 September 2020 15:55 (one week ago) link

John Cale's Brian ode "Mr. Wilson" is smoother than a lot of his 70s, but intense, rolling through the deeps: I'd like to live in the strings break for a while...
funky 10CC Reminds me: a friend mentioned seeing Carlos Santana getting way into "I'm Not in Love." Will have to look for that.
Jimi's Rainbow Bridge soundtrack is fine as shroom wine---"Pali Grap" is one of my all-time faves, can imagine David Mancuso playing it at the Loft of Spiritual Discovery (I also have danced to it, I think)(Also watch the movie, incl. hashish in surfboards in Hawaii, where Jimi speaks of space brothers, before playing for them and Earth):

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71Tjqw7T00L._SL1500_.jpg

dow, Friday, 11 September 2020 18:18 (one week ago) link

Amusing to see doheny’s “get it up for love” on this thread years before it’s yacht rock revival

calstars, Saturday, 12 September 2020 00:03 (one week ago) link

Does gr80 still post on ilx?

calstars, Saturday, 12 September 2020 00:04 (one week ago) link

djhistory's 100 best balearic tracks on spotify: http://open.spotify.com/user/fingermag/playlist/1S4X40YzybVNS3KrHqPel5

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― ᶓ͠סּᴥ͠סּᶔ ᶓͼ᷆ₓͼ᷇ᶔ (gr8080), Tuesday, October 22, 2013 6:58 AM (six years ago) bookmarkflaglink

Most of the tracks on here are still available (for me, in canada),still a great mix

rascal clobber (jim in vancouver), Saturday, 12 September 2020 00:45 (one week ago) link

Oh cool, thanks!
First tyme I saw this thread's title, I thought of Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas.

dow, Saturday, 12 September 2020 00:49 (one week ago) link

The title of this doc doesn't inspire confidence, and I dimly recall finding RB entertaining enough, one way or another, but yknow more music so I'll prob check it out too, at least the audio version:
Music, Money, Madness... Jimi Hendrix In Maui
Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings announce a brand new feature length documentary Music, Money, Madness... Jimi Hendrix In Maui with the accompanying live performances on both audio and video.

Incorporating never-before-released original film footage and new interviews, the film chronicles the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s storied 1970 visit to Maui, and how the band became ensnared with the ill-fated Rainbow Bridge movie.

The deluxe Blue-ray and 2CD or 3LP collections will be released on November 20 and are available for pre-order now with exclusive merch bundles available at the Authentic Hendrix Store.

The video and audio for “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” from this historic concert is available today on digital services.

dow, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 03:07 (one week ago) link

this is getting reissued soon and the vocals are too over the top terrible for me but the instrumental tracks are quite nice

https://youtu.be/owqyDufJ05s

the late great, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 04:10 (one week ago) link

funny to see the rainbow bridge soundtrack ... chuck wein used to be a fixture at the cafe I hung out at every day 2000-2004. nice guy but he would go on ...

the late great, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 04:14 (one week ago) link

Oh yeah, think he was around the Factory too, maybe trying to get some Daddy Warhol bucks for this or other flick---didn't Lou Reed say he was the Chuck in "Wild Child"?
I was talkin' to Chuck in his Genghis Khan suit
And his wizard's hat
He spoke of his movie and how he was makin' a new sound track
And then we spoke of kids on the coast
And different types of organic soap
And the way suicides don't leave notes,
Then we spoke of Loraine, always back to Lorraine

dow, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 17:10 (one week ago) link

you all might be interested in this quasi-Balearic type playlist I made https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4ODDwMMpnatOm0LrKhJN8M?si=QC4yvr-lQN2KRUrR1cE4QQ

Leighton Buzzword (dog latin), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 18:02 (one week ago) link

that djhistory playlist contains so many of my favourite songs which I didn't for a second think of as "Balearic"

Leighton Buzzword (dog latin), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 18:04 (one week ago) link

im still kinda amazed that the dude from Empire of the Sun put out one of the best dreamy/funky Fleetwood Mac/buckingham rips of last decade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LCQ_7BQla4

brimstead, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 18:18 (one week ago) link

xp. balearic must be the fuzziest genre term ever by its very nature

rascal clobber (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 18:40 (one week ago) link

I mean yeah, that playlist has pretty much no througline whatsoever

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 18:47 (one week ago) link

xxp tbh it's more kenny loggins

brimstead, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 20:06 (one week ago) link

i think that djhistory list just reflects how it was more an approach to djing than a solid "genre" or whatever, like 'rare groove' etc, a focused eclecticism (ugh sorry), idk

brimstead, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 20:11 (one week ago) link

I don’t agree theres “no throughline”

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Wednesday, 16 September 2020 06:08 (six days ago) link

There's totally a throughline.

Tim F, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 07:01 (six days ago) link

If people are still going "lol what's a balearic", this piece I wrote more than 12 (!) years ago is probably still my take:

https://www.idolator.com/371805/mungolian-jet-sets-ostentatious-folk-rock-jazz-disco-and-the-return-of-balaeric

Tim F, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 07:05 (six days ago) link

This has been playing in a local cafe recently and I had to ask them what it was, its pretty vibey hats off to them

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40vnfkuetog

saer, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 07:25 (six days ago) link

The piano break in Magic Man is so reminiscent of one of those loft records but I'll never remember what

saer, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 07:27 (six days ago) link

That Riney album sounds like sped-up vaporwave

calstars, Wednesday, 16 September 2020 11:40 (six days ago) link

Still love that MJS album Tim xps

Seem to remember seeing a social media post from them recently that looked like they were working on some new stuff

groovypanda, Friday, 18 September 2020 13:41 (four days ago) link


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