The Byrds - Sweetheart of the Rodeo (ACTUAL THREAD HERE)

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yeah i was going to post on the ILM thread about this album but it's full of boring naysayers

you can not fuck with this album as a fall jam

please, treat yourselves

e\m/ily (roxymuzak), Saturday, 7 November 2009 00:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nj1AxSYOxLc

e\m/ily (roxymuzak), Saturday, 7 November 2009 00:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

I am a pilgrim and a stranger

Travelling through this wearisome land

guammls (QE II), Saturday, 7 November 2009 00:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

:D

bear say hi to me (ENBB), Saturday, 7 November 2009 00:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ofYCG_OR0k

love how chris hillman has aged, looks just the same only with a moustache

e\m/ily (roxymuzak), Saturday, 7 November 2009 00:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

Somebody posted a good latter day video of "You Ain't Going Nowhere" a little while back, but not sure about how to go about finding it.

irmão tuomas (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 7 November 2009 00:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

ain't kidding about the other thread

jØrdån (omar little), Saturday, 7 November 2009 00:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

OK, I found it:
The Byrds & Earl Scruggs-"You Ain't Goin' Nowhere"-1969
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqbswmcdaSY

irmão tuomas (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 7 November 2009 00:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

<3!

e\m/ily (roxymuzak), Saturday, 7 November 2009 00:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

that's like one of my favorite clips on youtube ever

feed them to the (Linden Ave) lions (will), Saturday, 7 November 2009 01:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yes, I think it was you who posted it originally.

irmão tuomas (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 7 November 2009 01:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

great video.
great album.
i will listen tonight when i go home. roxy otm this shit is unfuckwithable.

ian, Saturday, 7 November 2009 02:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

<3 unofficial SOTR day for ayovember

e\m/ily (roxymuzak), Saturday, 7 November 2009 02:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

AYO!

ian, Saturday, 7 November 2009 02:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

Nothing was delivered
But I can't say I sympathise
With what your fate is going to be
Yes, for telling all those lies

velko, Saturday, 7 November 2009 07:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

nobody knows what kind of trouble we're in
nobody seems to think it all might happen again

clotpoll, Saturday, 7 November 2009 07:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

listening AGAIN.

ian, Saturday, 7 November 2009 23:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

nothing is better, nothing is best.
take care of yourself and get plenty of rest.

<3

ian, Sunday, 8 November 2009 00:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

listening again too <3

e\m/ily (roxymuzak), Sunday, 8 November 2009 00:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

was thinkin about how i like the name of this album so much but i always hear how it is hella lame, faux country is my autumn/winter nostalgia music

plaques (I know, right?), Sunday, 8 November 2009 18:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

Who the hell hates on this record?

"You're Still on My Mind" gets a lot of play on hangover days.

Death to False Meta (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 8 November 2009 18:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

OKAY OKAY i am dling

plaques (I know, right?), Sunday, 8 November 2009 18:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

"faux" country

e\m/ily (roxymuzak), Sunday, 8 November 2009 21:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

come on don't even

plaxico (I know, right?), Sunday, 8 November 2009 21:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

the same rules apply to country as to every other genre imo

e\m/ily (roxymuzak), Sunday, 8 November 2009 21:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

wait what? lady i dled it

plaxico (I know, right?), Sunday, 8 November 2009 21:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

its just dumb to call something a "faux" type of music iirc

e\m/ily (roxymuzak), Sunday, 8 November 2009 21:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

yah but tbh i meant http://dlisted.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/ryan.jpg

plaxico (I know, right?), Sunday, 8 November 2009 21:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

god

plaxico (I know, right?), Sunday, 8 November 2009 21:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

yea this album rules

mark cl, Sunday, 8 November 2009 21:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGdGdjc9GfI

byrds doing "rollin' in my sweet baby's arms"

e\m/ily (roxymuzak), Sunday, 8 November 2009 22:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

Didn't realise how much I was in the mood for this till I watched those vids. earl scruggs is rocking indeed.

ogmor, Sunday, 8 November 2009 23:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

wotta poster

bamcquern, Monday, 9 November 2009 00:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

faux real

bamcquern, Monday, 9 November 2009 00:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

That is so dumb that I can't help snickering at it. Like the Olson twin with the "You got it, dude" caption. Same realm.

bamcquern, Monday, 9 November 2009 00:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

tell us more!

e\m/ily (roxymuzak), Monday, 9 November 2009 00:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

Don't be impolite.

bamcquern, Monday, 9 November 2009 00:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

i'm going to listen to this album !!!

bread has no effect on you (ciderpress), Monday, 9 November 2009 00:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

oops plan derailed, i don't have this one

bread has no effect on you (ciderpress), Monday, 9 November 2009 00:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

listening to notorious byrd bros instead but its just not hte same...

bread has no effect on you (ciderpress), Monday, 9 November 2009 00:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

will put this on after the Townes van Zandt record.

ian, Monday, 9 November 2009 01:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

hands up who's still rockin sweetheart on the regular?

ian, Thursday, 19 November 2009 02:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

roxy otm this shit is unfuckwithable.

― ian, Friday, November 6, 2009 8:02 PM (1 week ago)

ian i always rock this on the regular

itdn put butt in the display name (gbx), Thursday, 19 November 2009 03:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

tho i listened to gp/grievous angel on the ride home 2nite

itdn put butt in the display name (gbx), Thursday, 19 November 2009 03:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

i think until ayovember started it had remained filed for several months. a mistake obvs.
the best gram for my money is still the gilded palace of sin <3

ian, Thursday, 19 November 2009 03:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

on the regular <3

wilter, Thursday, 19 November 2009 03:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

there's a lol drugs joke in there somewhere, i can feel it

xp to ian

itdn put butt in the display name (gbx), Thursday, 19 November 2009 03:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

i kno it is not on sweethearts but god i love 'return of the grievous angel'

I REMEMBERED SOMETHING U ONCE TOLD ME

itdn put butt in the display name (gbx), Thursday, 19 November 2009 03:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

i love gram so much, i even have his photo on my living room wall.

estela, Thursday, 19 November 2009 03:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

100 yrs from now <3

yuoowemeone, Tuesday, 19 October 2010 10:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

not hatin but so-called naysayer thread has some interesting shit to say about the album & its place, this thread is just "fuck yeah, sweetheart of the rodeo"

guess I'll just sing dream on again (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 10:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

that's right, it is fuck yeah sweetheart of the rodeo

yuoowemeone, Tuesday, 19 October 2010 10:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

good/weird to know i have gram parsons hair right now tho w/o starred cowboy hat obv
will listen to byrds today

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 12:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah, its "fuck yeah sweetheart of the rodeo," and that is what it is for

(♥_♥) (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 20:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

fuck yeah

some droopy HOOS in makeup (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 21:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

sweetheart of the rodeo

some droopy HOOS in makeup (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 21:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

thank god we aren't on ilm

(♥_♥) (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 21:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

hickory wind

the alt. version of "you're still on my mind"

I love you girls but that music is for radical faeries (Matt P), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 21:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

hickory wind comes on and i *hush*

I love you girls but that music is for radical faeries (Matt P), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 21:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

banjo on pretty boy floyd, yes. is that mcguinn playing or is it a sparkly nashville session dude.

tylerw, Tuesday, 19 October 2010 21:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

yes that alt version is supreme

its john hartford, he used to be on the smothers brothers show and had hit with "gentle on my mind"

(♥_♥) (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 21:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

nice.
used to think blue canadian rockies was the dud of this album, but it is now one of my faves.

tylerw, Tuesday, 19 October 2010 21:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

it readies me for fall

(♥_♥) (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 21:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

been listening to lots of flying burrito bros and graham parsons on my walks to work the last few days.

do not have this album ¯\(°_o)/¯

arby's, Tuesday, 19 October 2010 22:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

GRAM parsons, god

arby's, Tuesday, 19 October 2010 22:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

you gotta check it out if u love burritos

(♥_♥) (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 22:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

that is a campaign slogan i would follow off a cliff

arby's, Tuesday, 19 October 2010 22:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

im seriously wild about the burritos, its how i got into the byrds in the first place (backwards, to some)

(♥_♥) (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 22:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

arby's, yer gonna love sweetheart!!

not everything is a campfire (ian), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 22:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

teh gilded palace of sin changed my life man o_O

not everything is a campfire (ian), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 22:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

its so so good

(♥_♥) (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 22:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

i listened to dark end of the street 4 times in a row yesterday morning

arby's, Tuesday, 19 October 2010 22:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah that is one of my faves

the only truffuluther on ilx (gbx), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 23:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Playing this in the bar I'm at right now

buzza, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 06:05 (five years ago) Permalink

Not to get all ilm up in this but I do prefer the alternate take of "you're still on my mind" to the album version

buzza, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 06:09 (five years ago) Permalink

Banjo mandolin action on pretty boy Floyd always gets me

buzza, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 06:10 (five years ago) Permalink

This went into regular rotation with me when I picked it up for a buck in 2006 and it's never actually gone away, and yet it always feels like this album I'm recently getting into - always fresh, always familiar. "100 Years" was my favorite for the first few years; since I picked up a booze habit it became "You're Still On My Mind." Thanksgiving this year included a 2 AM, everybody in a deep pleasant full-tummy buzz zone; someone had a guitar and we all fell into harmony for "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere." Feel-good music at its best, for me.

So, uh, should I check out their other records one of these days?

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 06:15 (five years ago) Permalink

lol @ ACTUAL THREAD

buzza, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 06:16 (five years ago) Permalink

Notorious is my fave
Dr Byrds the most underrated

buzza, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 06:18 (five years ago) Permalink

Was hoping for burrito bros after but beggars banquet not too shabby

buzza, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 06:32 (five years ago) Permalink

the alternate takes of p much everything on SOTR are better imo! gram's voice is better suited to the stuff. roger was admittedly trying to sound like him on the album takes anyway

flag this post and die (roxymuzak), Thursday, 20 December 2012 02:35 (five years ago) Permalink

actual thread here refers to the fact that the ilm thread was stupid as fuqqq

flag this post and die (roxymuzak), Thursday, 20 December 2012 02:35 (five years ago) Permalink

i know it's funny esp in all caps

buzza, Thursday, 20 December 2012 02:40 (five years ago) Permalink

ok ok i get it

― plaxico (I know, right?), Friday, December 25, 2009 6:14 PM (2 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i love you!!! merry christmas!!!

― S.E., we runnin' this FAP shit (roxymuzak), Friday, December 25, 2009 6:23 PM (2 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol i dont remember this at all

flag this post and die (roxymuzak), Thursday, 20 December 2012 02:41 (five years ago) Permalink

i think the guitar bits on the alt take of YSOMM are what lift it

i was pretty much able to sing the words of the entire album, me and the bartender were both just softly singing to ourselves but in unison at times, it was weird

buzza, Thursday, 20 December 2012 02:46 (five years ago) Permalink

that sounds nice

the lap steel stuff is kind of wild and all over the place in the alt takes! in a good way

flag this post and die (roxymuzak), Thursday, 20 December 2012 02:49 (five years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

not hatin but so-called naysayer thread has some interesting shit to say about the album & its place, this thread is just "fuck yeah, sweetheart of the rodeo"

this isnt even true! that thread is 100% "why do people like this? i don't like this" plus the occasional well known fact about the album

the post on that thread that says "post-byrds you could never buy a country album with confidence that the singer would be competent, therefore this album is a dud" or w/e - so much RONG RONG RONG

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 25 September 2013 03:39 (five years ago) Permalink

rip competence

velko, Wednesday, 25 September 2013 04:26 (five years ago) Permalink

its sad, it was a quality

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 25 September 2013 04:28 (five years ago) Permalink

I had no use for it but R.I.P. anyway

I Am the Cosimo Code (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 25 September 2013 04:29 (five years ago) Permalink

mcguinn is good even though he's obv frontin a bit on sweethearts

velko, Wednesday, 25 September 2013 04:31 (five years ago) Permalink

he sounds great, and hillman is the most competent harmony singer maybe ever imo

gram sounds A+++

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 25 September 2013 04:36 (five years ago) Permalink

(on the alt takes on this. i dont really care for his solo stuff. can't step to his vox tho in general)

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 25 September 2013 04:37 (five years ago) Permalink

hillman is super smooth, his vocals on gilded palace get overlooked

velko, Wednesday, 25 September 2013 04:39 (five years ago) Permalink

otm

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 25 September 2013 05:09 (five years ago) Permalink

pulled this out for the first time in a while when i had a half-hour drive to do for work, on a sunny morning at the beginning of fall, perfect soundtrack.

JoeStork, Wednesday, 25 September 2013 06:20 (five years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

Others find pleasure in things I despise

velko, Monday, 14 May 2018 05:39 (six months ago) Permalink

this album should absolutely not work with my tastes, but I love it

Hire Planes (dog latin), Monday, 14 May 2018 09:31 (six months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

just posted this on rolling country, but then realized this belongs on a proper sweetheart of the rodeo thread. so cutting & pasting:

roger mcguinn, chris hillman and marty stuart & his fabulous superlatives, sweetheart of the rodeo full album show, los angeles, tuesday night. opening night of a short-ish tour. it was ragged, loose, occasionally awkward and more than occasionally great. they did one set of truncated versions of hits and deep cuts, and then the sweetheart of the rodeo set, played in full but out of order. i got the sense that stuart and the superlatives rehearsed thoroughly on their own and mcguinn and hillman maybe not so much. they missed cues left and right, were looking down frequently for chords and lyrics, and while hillman's voice was in good form, mcguinn was having a little trouble cutting through. but their instincts for harmony are still dead-on, and stuart fit right into that. i felt like i was watching a band still working out its sound, and as a result, when something gelled, when they hit a sweet spot, it was magical. like watching a band discover itself in real time. and that second set was way better than the first. it felt like having a piece of my own dna read back to me. maybe they felt the same.

encore: two byrds classics and three tom petty classics. i was wondering if maybe they would be able to coax david crosby (who i assume still lives here though i have no idea) onto the stage for a song or two. instead we got mike campbell, who joined for "american girl" -- after which they kicked him off and, strangely, played more petty songs without him. marty stuart did a bluegrassy take on "runnin' down a dream" (thumbs up) and hillman did a fairly faithful "wildflowers," which apparently petty produced for him for an album he put out last year.

they also told some stories. they're not particularly good storytellers. damn those harmonies though.

fact checking cuz, Thursday, 26 July 2018 02:10 (four months ago) Permalink


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