itt defend the existence of lenny kravitz

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I guess "are you gonna go my way" had a kinda sick riff?

crispy hexagon sun (crüt), Thursday, 22 July 2010 14:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

Zoe Kravitz

Andy K, Thursday, 22 July 2010 14:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

I accept your answer.

crispy hexagon sun (crüt), Thursday, 22 July 2010 14:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

Impossible. One of the most indefensible pieces of shit ever. Terrible, terrible music.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Thursday, 22 July 2010 14:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

Can't be done.

There's Money To Be Made in Ice Cream (EDB), Thursday, 22 July 2010 14:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

that early run of singles up through "Are You Gonna Go My Way" is mostly pretty good imo.

this. right here. is my. new LMBO (some dude), Thursday, 22 July 2010 14:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

"It ain't over til it's over" is nice to hear once in a while.
xpost Yeah, what he said

Trip Maker, Thursday, 22 July 2010 14:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

have heard his name only a handful of times in the past few years; as a consequence grudgingly willing to let him go on.

Merdeyeux, Thursday, 22 July 2010 14:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

Ha, I recently had the urge to dl his whole catalog just to see whether I'd been "missing out" all these years. Luckily, some kind souls talked me down off the ledge. But I'll stick up for "Are You Gonna Go My Way" and the song "Rock 'n' Roll Is Dead," both of which have better-than-decent riffs.

Born In A Test Tube, Raised In A Cage (unperson), Thursday, 22 July 2010 15:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

I dislike his music, finding it derivative at best. OTOH in his defence a) he doesn't seem to be a jerk and b) his music isn't ubiquitous, in fact you actively have to seek it out in order to be annoyed by it.

ninjas and lasers and gold and (snoball), Thursday, 22 July 2010 15:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

violins on it aint over always nice to hear while waiting in line for something.

then he made more music.

strongohulkingtonsghost, Thursday, 22 July 2010 15:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

cuss in "Mr. Cab Driver" was pretty cool to hear at the time

Euler, Thursday, 22 July 2010 15:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

Totally gonna youtube Mr. Cab Driver. Another pretty sweet riff imo.

Trip Maker, Thursday, 22 July 2010 15:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/102/288094082_03e39cf358.jpg

Euler, Thursday, 22 July 2010 15:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

I quite liked Fields Of Joy (or possibly Fields Of Joy Reprise, can't remember) when I was 14

a fucking stove just fell on my foot. (Colonel Poo), Thursday, 22 July 2010 15:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

And when we did a song for D'Angelo's record that Lenny Kravitz was supposed to play on, Lenny said, 'I can’t play with this — there’s a discrepancy in the drum pattern.' And we’re like, 'It's supposed to be this way!'[35]

he didn't ruin one of my favourite albums because he has limited technique and ability.

one man meme-denier - jol in? (a hoy hoy), Thursday, 22 July 2010 15:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

lol "discrepancy in the drum pattern"

this. right here. is my. new LMBO (some dude), Thursday, 22 July 2010 15:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

'Let Love Rule' was a nice fit between 'Hard to Handle' and 'Sowing the Seeds of Love' when chillin' with the Wiez.......el

I was sleep so I was lost (herb albert), Thursday, 22 July 2010 15:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

I remember being amused that he finally discovered the 1980s when he covered "Sharp Dressed Man." Uh I mean when he wrote "Where Are We Runnin?"

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 22 July 2010 15:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

I bought Let Love Rule in early '90 on the strength of the title track. Although I have no intention of relistening, I remember "I Built This Garden For Us" and "Mr Cab Driver" being dippy but not stupid. I even bought Mama Said, but by then I'd already owned and loved several Prince records.

Would love to hear Bam babble about this (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 22 July 2010 15:28 (seven years ago) Permalink

Sampling a couple of its songs on iTunes now...I totally forgot about "Empty Hands." Harmonium! Castanets!

Would love to hear Bam babble about this (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 22 July 2010 15:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

I think the album with "It Ain't Over til It's Over" has got loads of nice slow funky jams like that on it? I could be wrong. I definitely heard one Lenny album I liked one time and it wasn't full of shitty pub rock tunes.

Thought this thread said "deny the existence of lenny kravitz" btw

Zuckerzeit Abrahams Zuckerzeit (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 22 July 2010 15:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

There's this one he did for Vanessa Paradis which was like a more upbeat/less mellow version of "It Ain't over..." I like it but I don't know if I'm biased because of, well this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwKn6fhtxtQ

the subject of many men’s thoughts (daavid), Thursday, 22 July 2010 20:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

When stuck in a car with 2 Stephen Lynch albums and a Lenny Kravitz album, it was nice to have something not actively offensive (well, maybe only slightly) to listen to

(Well, OK: I quite liked Are You Gonna Go My Way aged 12 and still get a slight guilty pleasure on the rare occasions I hear it)

atoms breaking heart (a passing spacecadet), Thursday, 22 July 2010 20:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

He is/was arousingly sexy. Can't vouch for his music tho.

Moka, Thursday, 22 July 2010 22:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

we already had a thread w/ this discussion but this song is A+ sorry yall
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amwXnrRsGkM

blap...tremendo (deej), Thursday, 22 July 2010 23:26 (seven years ago) Permalink

^cosign

the subject of many men’s thoughts (daavid), Friday, 23 July 2010 02:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

He produced and co-wrote Madonna's "Justify My Love".

fidel castro clone (corey), Friday, 23 July 2010 05:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

An Intimate Evening with Lenny Kravitz

Regarded as one of the preeminent rock musicians of our time, Lenny Kravitz has transcended genre, race and class into a 20-year musical career, one which revels in the rich influences of '60s and '70s soul, rock and funk. He's in NYC for one night only, to perform at Terminal 5, in which will be an awesome, intimate performance.

Aerosol, Wednesday, 31 August 2011 18:37 (six years ago) Permalink

Regarded as one of the preeminent rock musicians of our time
Regarded as one of the preeminent rock musicians of our time
Regarded as one of the preeminent rock musicians of our time
Regarded as one of the preeminent rock musicians of our time
Regarded as one of the preeminent rock musicians of our time

Aerosol, Wednesday, 31 August 2011 18:37 (six years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ8r6hrEmqI

I've got no complaints about this song, especially being in the frame of mind the classic rock poll has put me in.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 28 July 2014 19:50 (three years ago) Permalink

Holy shit, I just now listened to "The Chamber" which I presume was the first single from the album and this is sounding more and more like his "1982" record.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 28 July 2014 19:55 (three years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ATxLct2jDo

Johnny Fever, Monday, 28 July 2014 19:57 (three years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

"It ain't over til it's over" is nice to hear once in a while.

ok yeah this song is great and i didn't even know it was lenny kravitz till recently so i surrender. hail lenny!

(the blues version in his Broadway show) (crüt), Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:46 (three months ago) Permalink


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