Sonic Youth - Sonic Nurse: The Poll

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Poll Results

OptionVotes
Unmade Bed 15
I Love You Golden Blue 10
Stones 8
Pattern Recognition 7
New Hampshire 7
Kim Gordon And The Arthur Doyle Hand Cream 4
Peace Attack 3
Dude Ranch Nurse 2
Paper Cut Exit 1
Dripping Dream 1


markers, Sunday, 31 July 2011 00:17 (five years ago) Permalink

went w/ "i love you golden blue"

markers, Sunday, 31 July 2011 00:18 (five years ago) Permalink

this record is so great

markers, Sunday, 31 July 2011 00:20 (five years ago) Permalink

other songs i considered voting for: "dripping dream" & "stones"

markers, Sunday, 31 July 2011 00:21 (five years ago) Permalink

unmade bed

johnny crunch, Sunday, 31 July 2011 00:23 (five years ago) Permalink

'unmade bed' and 'golden blue' tower over everything else on this record for me

Michael B, Sunday, 31 July 2011 00:25 (five years ago) Permalink

i should go listen to it again

Michael B, Sunday, 31 July 2011 00:26 (five years ago) Permalink

Unmade Bed, although they ripped the title off an Amos Poe No Wave classique!

Iago Galdston, Sunday, 31 July 2011 00:29 (five years ago) Permalink

sooo much better than rather ripped

Iago Galdston, Sunday, 31 July 2011 00:30 (five years ago) Permalink

yes, definitely

markers, Sunday, 31 July 2011 00:31 (five years ago) Permalink

Pattern Recognition I guess. Not listened to this for a long time though.

Quantum of Pie (NickB), Sunday, 31 July 2011 00:32 (five years ago) Permalink

i just made an epic 2-disc mix of the best of the last 15 years of Sonic Youth for a friend who hasn't kept up with their later records -- it included "Unmade Bed," "Golden Blue" and "New Hampshire," but i really love and could have easily made room for "Dripping Dream" or "Stones" or "Pattern Recognition" too

some dude, Sunday, 31 July 2011 00:48 (five years ago) Permalink

\(^o^)/

markers, Sunday, 31 July 2011 00:50 (five years ago) Permalink

voted for "New Hampshire" since it's from the kind of unofficial trilogy (along with "Turquoise Boy") of great songs with roots in Thurston's late '90s acoustic sets

some dude, Sunday, 31 July 2011 00:50 (five years ago) Permalink

unmade bed, but this reminds me how little ive listened to the last three youth records.

king of torts (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Sunday, 31 July 2011 00:54 (five years ago) Permalink

^^^^true. although ive listened the shit out of 'the eternal'.

Michael B, Sunday, 31 July 2011 00:57 (five years ago) Permalink

i actually lost my copy of this album before my last move (and grabbed a few favorites on iTunes to make the aforementioned mix), it really has been way too long since i listened to Sonic Nurse front to back.

some dude, Sunday, 31 July 2011 01:05 (five years ago) Permalink

uh - from memory it's Stones or Paper Cup Exit but I'm gonna have to check. Not been with this record for a while. I liked a lot of it pretty loads. It reminds me of easier times. I think this tour was also the first time I saw SY live. Hmm.

kraudive, Sunday, 31 July 2011 01:23 (five years ago) Permalink

"Paper Cup Exit" is aight but to me it's lesser later Ranaldo. but yeah the tour was good for this album, "Stones" was the one song that really opened up for me live.

some dude, Sunday, 31 July 2011 01:27 (five years ago) Permalink

love the climax of "stones"

markers, Sunday, 31 July 2011 01:34 (five years ago) Permalink

such a headphones record

markers, Sunday, 31 July 2011 01:34 (five years ago) Permalink

'golden blue' because this record was not so compelling to me after 'murray street' and that one i recall as sticking out.

although for some reason itunes says i have played 'unmade bed' twice as many times (31).

j., Sunday, 31 July 2011 02:08 (five years ago) Permalink

"new hampshire." there's a good live version on youtube... nimble, propulsive track.

dude ranch nurse has a bit that almost replicates the instrumental bridge of 'becuz', kind of a neat rehash

this record felt so much more developed and varied than murray st.

Lowell N. Behold'n, Sunday, 31 July 2011 02:26 (five years ago) Permalink

'Pattern Recognition'. That second side has some decent but mid tempo tunes that could do with a few more examples of the former

Steve Shelley has to take some of the blame

Master of Treacle, Sunday, 31 July 2011 02:40 (five years ago) Permalink

i love Murray Street more but SN is definitely a great refinement of its sound and ideas, love how almost every song is a luxuriously long jam and even "Unmade Bed" kind of feels like an epic in miniature.

some dude, Sunday, 31 July 2011 02:46 (five years ago) Permalink

Actually the whole Ibold/O Rourke/Gordon thing with the bass really pisses me off, they don't need 3 guitarists, the rhythm element of SY has completely gone to pot and has done since about 95

Shelley needs to up his game or tell those other jokers to sort it out, Dirty/Goo etc might have had some clunkers but at least as a band they were interesting to listen to

Master of Treacle, Sunday, 31 July 2011 02:47 (five years ago) Permalink

i think SN sounds like the opposite of a refinement—i don't have any sense of the songs as ideas, they all just seem like lengthy exercises in strumming and note-chiming. where there are climaxes and epic feels and such i feel like they're there because they had the idea that they should be putting them into songs that long, not that they had any need for them.

j., Sunday, 31 July 2011 02:53 (five years ago) Permalink

if any band shouldn't be beaten with the "excess of guitar" stick...

king of torts (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Sunday, 31 July 2011 02:54 (five years ago) Permalink

the dead c?

one dis leads to another (ian), Sunday, 31 July 2011 02:56 (five years ago) Permalink

Steve Shelley was one of the great mistakes of modern music.

dlp9001, Sunday, 31 July 2011 02:57 (five years ago) Permalink

the dead c are an organism, not a band.

king of torts (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Sunday, 31 July 2011 02:57 (five years ago) Permalink

'dripping dream' and that 'kim gordon' song are both amazing.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Sunday, 31 July 2011 03:13 (five years ago) Permalink

Actually the whole Ibold/O Rourke/Gordon thing with the bass really pisses me off, they don't need 3 guitarists, the rhythm element of SY has completely gone to pot and has done since about 95

Shelley needs to up his game or tell those other jokers to sort it out, Dirty/Goo etc might have had some clunkers but at least as a band they were interesting to listen to

― Master of Treacle, Saturday, July 30, 2011 10:47 PM (46 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

i think SN sounds like the opposite of a refinement—i don't have any sense of the songs as ideas, they all just seem like lengthy exercises in strumming and note-chiming. where there are climaxes and epic feels and such i feel like they're there because they had the idea that they should be putting them into songs that long, not that they had any need for them.

― j., Saturday, July 30, 2011 10:53 PM (39 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Steve Shelley was one of the great mistakes of modern music.

― dlp9001, Saturday, July 30, 2011 10:57 PM (36 minutes ago) Bookmark

want to knock these guys' heads together like the 3 stooges

some dude, Sunday, 31 July 2011 03:35 (five years ago) Permalink

sdotm

king of torts (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Sunday, 31 July 2011 03:36 (five years ago) Permalink

^

Unmade Bed has always kind of reminded me of Steely Dan

monogalomaniacal (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 31 July 2011 03:36 (five years ago) Permalink

people kvetching about 21st-century sy being formless/rhythm-less make me 0_o. throw on bad moon rising and any of the albums since murray street might as well be a cars record.

king of torts (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Sunday, 31 July 2011 03:41 (five years ago) Permalink

strongotm

monogalomaniacal (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 31 July 2011 03:42 (five years ago) Permalink

my fave of the recent era sy. would go with unmade bed or

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I75D2waXKFA

 (am0n), Sunday, 31 July 2011 03:49 (five years ago) Permalink

Shelley needs to up his game or tell those other jokers to sort it out

― Master of Treacle, Saturday, July 30, 2011 10:47 PM

this actually happened recently, new album of shelley-led rhythmic workouts drops this fall

 (am0n), Sunday, 31 July 2011 04:05 (five years ago) Permalink

My #1 record of 2004.

Tonight I feel like "...Golden Blue." This is what dragging your knuckles against the stone wall of an infatuation feels like.

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 31 July 2011 05:26 (five years ago) Permalink

good pick imo

markers, Sunday, 31 July 2011 05:40 (five years ago) Permalink

people kvetching about 21st-century sy being formless/rhythm-less make me 0_o.

i am only talking about this record. i love 'murray street' and quite liked 'rather ripped', i just don't get why this one seems so much more praised.

j., Sunday, 31 July 2011 05:41 (five years ago) Permalink

It doesn't? As a very casual fan, MS, this, and RR seem to get pretty even acclaim. Voted Dripping Dream, but could easily gave gone for Pattern Recognition. The opening three or four are amazing.

lol sickmouthy (Scik Mouthy), Sunday, 31 July 2011 06:51 (five years ago) Permalink

Golden Blue by a fair distance. Damn good album tho.

notes on camping (Pillbox), Sunday, 31 July 2011 07:01 (five years ago) Permalink

it seems to to me, but maybe i'm sensitive to it because for me it's absolutely the SY record i least want to hear of the ones i listen to (everything from 'evol' on); i don't think any of the ones i do listen to are bad in the way that i hear some people saying some are good, some bad; and a lot of people think it's 'best since DN'. so it's, like, the one aberration for me.

i was surprised to see MS do better on the ilx 00s SY poll though.

j., Sunday, 31 July 2011 07:09 (five years ago) Permalink

some food 4 thought:

NYC Ghosts & Flowers (2000)
104th in Pazz & Jop
3 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone
2 1/2 stars from Allmusic
0.0 from Pitchfork

Murray Street (2002)
20th in Pazz & Jop
4 stars from Rolling Stone
4 stars from Allmusic
9.0 from Pitchfork

Sonic Nurse (2004)
37th in Pazz & Jop
3 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone
4 stars from Allmusic
8.5 from Pitchfork

Rather Ripped (2006)
12th in Pazz & Jop
4 stars from Rolling Stone
4 stars from Allmusic
7.5 from Pitchfork

The Eternal (2009)
4 stars from Rolling Stone
4 stars from Allmusic
6.8 from Pitchfork

― best of the badman log (some dude), Wednesday, June 17, 2009 10:42 AM (2 years ago) Bookmark

this post from that thread kinda sums up the relative acclaim of each of their last few albums (The Eternal placed 20th on Pazz & Jop)

some dude, Sunday, 31 July 2011 14:04 (five years ago) Permalink

hm, do love this record from start to finish but except for unmade bed and golden blue i can't really tell the tracks apart.

sonderangerbot, Sunday, 31 July 2011 14:11 (five years ago) Permalink

Paper Cup Exit - "It's later than it seems".

Lovely song - that line has always made me think of the band itself, releasing great records well beyond the time great rock bands should be allowed.

I made a comp. of the last four albums for a couple of friends with that very title.

kraudive, Monday, 1 August 2011 00:01 (five years ago) Permalink

my comp of the later years is called JAMS RUN FREE and is full of mostly 7+ minute joints

some dude, Monday, 1 August 2011 00:06 (five years ago) Permalink

Paper Cup Exit - "It's later than it seems".

Lovely song - that line has always made me think of the band itself, releasing great records well beyond the time great rock bands should be allowed.

I made a comp. of the last four albums for a couple of friends with that very title.

― kraudive, Sunday, July 31, 2011 8:01 PM (22 minutes ago) Bookmark

Enjoy Yourself (It's Later than You Think)
"Enjoy Yourself" is a popular song published in 1949, with music written by Carl Sigman and lyrics by Herb Magidson.
The most popular version of the song, recorded by Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians, was made on November 27 (some sources give November 28), 1949. The recording was released by Decca Records as catalog number 24825. The record first reached the Billboard charts on January 13, 1950 and lasted 19 weeks on the chart, peaking at #10.[1]
Another recording, by Doris Day, was made on January 13, 1950 and released by Columbia Records as catalog number 38709.
Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra made a recording on February 2, 1949 which was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-3375.

Iago Galdston, Monday, 1 August 2011 00:25 (five years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Friday, 5 August 2011 23:01 (five years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Saturday, 6 August 2011 23:01 (five years ago) Permalink

well

markers, Saturday, 6 August 2011 23:26 (five years ago) Permalink

I love you, golden poll

livin in my own private Biden hole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 6 August 2011 23:29 (five years ago) Permalink

pretty otm results

i love how this song is full of all these long jams and then "Unmade Bed" boils down the same kind of epic feel into a 4-minute track.

some dude, Sunday, 7 August 2011 00:03 (five years ago) Permalink

"Peace Attack" is my favorite of their recent closers.

livin in my own private Biden hole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 7 August 2011 00:04 (five years ago) Permalink

least fave for me

some dude, Sunday, 7 August 2011 00:06 (five years ago) Permalink

They need to make another NYCGF

Master of Treacle, Sunday, 7 August 2011 00:13 (five years ago) Permalink

i rate that album about as lowly as anyone else, but i don't disagree with that -- the spirit the album was done in wasn't bad in and of itself, wouldn't mind them trying it again in some way, as much as i love the warm melodic hippie jamz they've been on since then.

some dude, Sunday, 7 August 2011 00:28 (five years ago) Permalink

nycgaf is glorious. the title track especially.

i'm not a lawyer, but i play one on a messageboard (stevie), Monday, 8 August 2011 11:14 (five years ago) Permalink

the sloppiness of the performance ruins it a little for me, like when steve is doing those snare hits four at a time and then once only does three and misses a hit, so takes me out of the song. still the 2nd best track on the album, though.

Autism Alamac (some dude), Monday, 8 August 2011 11:47 (five years ago) Permalink

lee's vocals just give me such chills on that track, and also the way that wall of black noise right at the end suddenly changes tone, sounding like an airplane changing course, before just cutting out.

i'm not a lawyer, but i play one on a messageboard (stevie), Monday, 8 August 2011 12:01 (five years ago) Permalink

god, thurston and kim are so annoying

thomp, Monday, 8 August 2011 13:22 (five years ago) Permalink

i've listened to this a couple times lately, & every time i'm focusing on the guitars and digging it to a great extent and i accidentally fail to tune out some lyric like

Howling scriptures to the mother earth
O mother Africa awake your son

and immediately i feel very sheepish and have to turn the volume down

thomp, Monday, 8 August 2011 13:23 (five years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

extremely great sonic nurse era live tape here: https://doomandgloomfromthetomb.tumblr.com/post/159756529077/sonic-youth-cats-cradle-carborro-north

tylerw, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 16:15 (three months ago) Permalink

My favorite of their '00s albums.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 16:17 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah i think it's where their 2000s approach really came together in a totally satisfying way -- probably my most listened to SY record these days.

tylerw, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 16:19 (three months ago) Permalink

also, i think some people on ILM have complained about steve shelley during this period (maybe being too same-y in his playing?) but man, on this tape the guy is incredible, just powering the whole thing along.

tylerw, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 16:20 (three months ago) Permalink

people on ILM are ingrates

j., Wednesday, 19 April 2017 16:35 (three months ago) Permalink

hell yeah! been listening to Murray Street era shows a lot lately. the O'Rourke period is my favorite SY era.

flappy bird, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 17:00 (three months ago) Permalink

I've probably said it half a dozen times on this thread but Nurse is my favorite SY by a substantial margin. So many great songs to love.

PURE, BEAUTIFUL OIL (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 17:05 (three months ago) Permalink

the mote > new hampshire transition on this live tape is unbelievable

tylerw, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 17:08 (three months ago) Permalink

thanks so much for sharing this - there's another SY boot from 2000 on there that looks amazing: two sets, the first is solo/duo/trio performances by all members, including two solo Jim songs (!!!)

https://doomandgloomfromthetomb.tumblr.com/post/152688686497/sonic-youth-cats-cradle-carrboro-north?is_related_post=1

flappy bird, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 17:19 (three months ago) Permalink

Sonic Youth - Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, North Carolina, August 5, 2000
“I don’t know what we’re gonna do tonight. I think maybe what we’ll do is … um, just whatever comes naturally.”
Let’s take a trip back to simpler times – the summer of 2000! It was the beginning of a new century, but it was still kinda the 90s. There were Clintons in the White House. I was about to start my senior year of college. And Sonic Youth was opening for Pearl Jam. Weird, I know.
SY took advantage of a night off from the arena scene to play a standalone show in Carrboro – and thank the lord that they did. This fantastic Cat’s Cradle recording, kindly supplied by Cory, is an awesome and unique document. The first set is a Perspectives Musicales showcase, featuring Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo, Steve Shelley, and Jim O’Rourke performing solo or in various configurations. So you get such curiosities as: Thurston’s acoustic sketches for a few Murray Street numbers; Lee reading Gregory Corso; an amazing “Film Music” noise excursion; a charmingly fumbling O’Rourke mini-set (”I don’t do this very often,” Jim apologizes meekly after several false starts); and maybe best of all, three storming songs from Kim, Jim & Steve (“I think Kim, Jim & Steve win!” Thurston proclaims afterwards, suitably impressed.) It’s all great, though – a kinda Sonic-Youth-Does-The-Rolling-Thunder-Revue thing, with a loose, rambling vibe that shows off the impressive confluence of talent that came together in this one band.
But that’s not all! Sonic Youth in a more familiar form returns for a killer second set that was probably closer to the one they were playing for Pearl Jam fans that summer (Sorry Vedd-Heads, Eddie doesn’t jump onstage for “Kool Thing”). There are plenty of “hits,” but also plenty of tunes from the band’s then-new NYC Ghosts & Flowers LP. Now, that album may be one of SY’s least-loved efforts, but these performances will likely change any naysayers’ minds. The beat poetry stuff is still a little iffy, but the overall sound is astonishing – it was easy to take for granted back in the day, but no other band explored such massive feedback-drenched landscapes. Anyway! Enjoy this – and thanks again to Cory for getting it to us all …

flappy bird, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 17:22 (three months ago) Permalink

yes! another great one, same taper. (that's my site)

tylerw, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 17:22 (three months ago) Permalink

I remember Kim saying Coco said she wished Vedder was her dad

Len's flares (stevie), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:30 (three months ago) Permalink

jesus, that's a harsh curve

i've been re-reading/skimming Kim's memoir lately (mostly for O'Rourke drama - the woman that Thurston had the affair with was with Jim first, and it ended "crazy, theatrically badly," and was a big reason he moved to Japan), but fuck, Thurston is so dark, i find it hard to listen to his songs anymore.

flappy bird, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:37 (three months ago) Permalink

Favorite album of 2004.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:39 (three months ago) Permalink

Favorite album of 2004.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:39 (three months ago) Permalink

I kind of hate "Peace Attack". I'm not sure exactly why. Musically, it feels like a retread of one of Moore's solo tracks, which haven't ever really been truly essential material in the first place. The vocals seem especially lazy and somehow grating for me in the sing-song nature, I dunno?

― EveningStar (Sund4r)


it's a direct lift of the riff for "Elegy for Dead Rock Stars", the closer on Psychic Hearts

still can't believe that's a piano at the end of The Dripping Dream. Can anybody confirm?

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:42 (three months ago) Permalink

been listening to too many dead bootlegs lately, was hoping to explore SY/YLT live recordings to scratch that noisy itch, good timing on this! too bad there aren't many YLT recordings on archive.org...

global tetrahedron, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:47 (three months ago) Permalink

See if you can find their show at the Royal Festival Hall in 2000 (I think?). John Peel introduces it, and they do an amazing, epic Night Falls as the opening track. Lots of technical difficulties throughout but still a charming show.

Len's flares (stevie), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:50 (three months ago) Permalink

has Ira ever sang "The Crying of Lot G" properly live, or does he always mumble and talk thru it? the studio version of that song is perfect, every live version i've heard is awful

flappy bird, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:52 (three months ago) Permalink

i'll go on soulseek after work and check that out xp. nothing streamable/downloadable that i can find right now other than a review

https://www.musicomh.com/reviews/live/yo-la-tengo-royal-festival-hall-london

global tetrahedron, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:56 (three months ago) Permalink

ha and this review isn't even for that show

global tetrahedron, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:57 (three months ago) Permalink

ha, isn't "crying of lot g" a mumble/talk song to begin with?
i posted that ylt royal festival show a million years ago, but the link is dead. if you can't find it anywhere i can see if i can dig it up.
but yeah, as i've probably said a million times, would be great if bands like SY and YLT would let fans put recordings up on archive.org.

tylerw, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 19:02 (three months ago) Permalink

it'd rekindle my interest in them anyway, i haven't really listened to either since college

global tetrahedron, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 19:04 (three months ago) Permalink

ha, isn't "crying of lot g" a mumble/talk song to begin with?

yes, but the pacing and delivery on the studio version is perfect- it's very musical while still being a talking song. whenever i hear him sing it live he sounds like Dylan doing Ballad of a Thin Man or whatever today.

flappy bird, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 19:12 (three months ago) Permalink

I should try to spend more time with Sonic Nurse. For me, it was just kind of...there at the time of release. Maybe too centered, or too grounded, or too comfortable. Perhaps if I'd seen them live at the time it would feel different, but in '04 SN seemed like less interesting versions of stuff they'd done before or would do more satisfyingly on Rather Ripped, a record I much prefer. (This is the period of the band's history when the SYRs did more for me than the studio albums, with occasional exceptions.)

Looking through the tracklist I recall liking: "Stones" or "New Hampshire" (can't remember which) and, to an extent, "Arthur Doyle Handcream".

Crazy Eddie & Jesus the Kid (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 22:37 (three months ago) Permalink

I didn't warm to "Sonic Nurse" at all right away. Felt like a lesser "Murray St.", which I loved. I came around on it after seeing it live for sure, and just getting some distance from the record. I really enjoy it now (but still not as much as M.S.).

grandavis, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 23:23 (three months ago) Permalink

Yeah I didnt warm to it either for a long time. I didnt like "Peace Attack" either. In hindsight, its a really good album although not as great as "Murray Street"

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 23:35 (three months ago) Permalink

Thanks for the dl, tyler! Any videos I've seen from this tour have been great.

My Body's Made of Crushed Little Evening Stars (Sund4r), Thursday, 20 April 2017 03:16 (three months ago) Permalink

I love Nurse but it definitely feels a lesser album to Murray Street for me

Len's flares (stevie), Thursday, 20 April 2017 09:44 (three months ago) Permalink

i agree, imo a big part of that is it's too long

flappy bird, Thursday, 20 April 2017 16:43 (three months ago) Permalink

about that 2000 recording- i was looking on youtube for sets from around the same time, and none of them have Jim doing his solo songs. there's a two hour video from like 4 days later where they do everything in the first set except Jim's songs. maybe because he was nervous? i was listening to it last night and got so pumped when he went into the main riff from "Not Sport, Marital Art" but then he abandoned it.

flappy bird, Thursday, 20 April 2017 17:09 (three months ago) Permalink

haha, yeah, i don't know how much jim really liked doing the solo acoustic troubadour thing.

tylerw, Thursday, 20 April 2017 17:11 (three months ago) Permalink

Such a drag - his Drag City records are my core, heart music. A hero uploaded these pro-shot, multi-camera full band JimO performances from 2000 recently. I've thought about it a lot and "Not Sport, Marital Art" is my favorite song of all time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xizxQ8L78T8

flappy bird, Thursday, 20 April 2017 17:22 (three months ago) Permalink

^^ that's great. And "heart music" otm. I always thought he'd have one last 'troubadour' record in him, but the wait is long and I think by now that ship has sailed.

On Some Faraday Beach (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 21 April 2017 08:08 (two months ago) Permalink

I thought The Visitor was amazing, but I really wanted to hear him sing again. I was disappointed with Simple Songs - there's just something off about that record.

flappy bird, Friday, 21 April 2017 16:24 (two months ago) Permalink


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