talv falco & his panther burns, killer awesome fuckin choice or what

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Hey Duane good to hear you made it back to NZ in one piece - come back soon!

A friend of mine once bought a signed(!) Tav Falco alb for two quid from the rec and tape - boy was i jealous

Andrew L (Andrew L), Friday, 31 October 2003 08:16 (sixteen years ago) link

Not that I'm that fussed abt signed recs, but still...

Andrew L (Andrew L), Friday, 31 October 2003 08:17 (sixteen years ago) link

seven years pass...

I have fond memories of seeing Tav Falco & the Panther Burns live once. Quite a character.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 18 August 2011 04:13 (eight years ago) link

oh rad. even just for his photos.
maybe slightly anxious to see how much of it's written with the dramatic flourish he shoots for onstage but he has been in all the right places for a long time.

sweatpants life trajectory (schlump), Thursday, 18 August 2011 09:33 (eight years ago) link

Playing London soon

The Eyeball Of Hull (Colonel Poo), Thursday, 18 August 2011 09:39 (eight years ago) link

two years pass...

Pretty great performance of "Train Kept A Rollin" but Marge Thrasher's interview that follows on this clip is just too much. Tav is so quotable.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 11 October 2013 23:14 (six years ago) link

From certain angles, Tav looks a lot like Bobby Bittman.

Gallucci Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 13 October 2013 19:27 (six years ago) link

That was some interview

curmudgeon, Sunday, 13 October 2013 23:15 (six years ago) link

Nice to see that performance. He talks about it in the book Ghosts Behind the Sun.
I don't think it sounded that out there apart from that electronic scree.
Didn't think noise had become that much more the norm that I'd be that oblivious to it. maybe the playing otherwise was a bit slack, but this is '79 not '53 or something.

Stevolende, Monday, 14 October 2013 09:25 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

axel chitlun

rip van wanko, Thursday, 30 October 2014 22:04 (five years ago) link

yeah that clip is all time

I dunno. (amateurist), Friday, 31 October 2014 04:36 (five years ago) link

the LP "the world we knew" is really fantastic, i listen to that once every week or two

I dunno. (amateurist), Friday, 31 October 2014 04:37 (five years ago) link

I really like live sets by the band with George Reineke in the lineup. Not sure when he joined but a lot of what I have is around '89.
He had a deformed hand but was a smoking guitarist.

I just saw a review for a new compilation cd Tav did of lost r'n'r greats I think. It's in the current Wire but may be others elsewhere I haven't seen yet.

Stevolende, Friday, 31 October 2014 08:49 (five years ago) link

hmm, do you recall the title?

I dunno. (amateurist), Saturday, 1 November 2014 22:11 (five years ago) link

Let me Google that for you...

Tav Falco's Wonderful World Of Musical And Exotic Obscurities

It looks pretty good, even if it does start with the overly familiar (and admittedly insanely brilliant) Johnny Burnett Train Kept A Rollin.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Saturday, 1 November 2014 22:29 (five years ago) link

yeah, one reason that clip upthread's so weird is the host lady acting like tav's this extreme noise assault or something when the johnny burnett original is way more unhinged and aggressive.....

m0stlyClean, Sunday, 2 November 2014 00:35 (five years ago) link

sure, the burnette original is louder and fiercer and in some ways more raucous but panther burns' version is pretty in your face with the electronic squalls and beeps and the out of tune vocals. it's clearly rockabilly filtered through a post-punk sensibility and it's no surprise the host didn't get it.

I dunno. (amateurist), Sunday, 2 November 2014 02:34 (five years ago) link

i mean if there's a vein of rockabilly that tav's channeling here it's the "outsider" stuff of hasil adkins, stardust cowboy, etc.

i love how he responds to her needling. "well, the best of the worst."

I dunno. (amateurist), Sunday, 2 November 2014 02:36 (five years ago) link

also it's so fucking great that this was on the morning show. if i woke up at 7 AM and saw this on TV i'd cry tears of joy.

I dunno. (amateurist), Sunday, 2 November 2014 02:40 (five years ago) link

Burnette is a cover too. Is great version and I love a lot of the Burnette stuff from this era. There's a great Charly cd with most of it that's dead cheap.
Paul Burlison the guitarist has been cited as an influence by Richard Thompson among others. Though I think Tav or somebody in Ghosts Behind The Sun says the guitar was actually played by somebody else.
I think the original version of the song is a jump blues by Tiny Bradshaw. Think that's pretty wild itself.

Stevolende, Sunday, 2 November 2014 08:30 (five years ago) link

dunno: fair enough, tav's pretty freaky for breakfast tv....

stevo: had no idea, thanks for the tip, tiny bradshaw is great stuff!

m0stlyClean, Sunday, 2 November 2014 17:37 (five years ago) link

four years pass...

Tav Falco has a new Christmas album out where he does Christmas standards with a band including Mike Watt from the Minutemen on bass

curmudgeon, Friday, 21 December 2018 16:16 (one year ago) link

A moderator still needs to fix the spelling in the thread title

curmudgeon, Friday, 21 December 2018 16:19 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

Look out! 🧐We're coming to your town. pic.twitter.com/FEE7l4XyNl

— TAV FALCO (@tavofalco) April 7, 2019

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:15 (ten months ago) link

Nice! Been 20+ years since I saw him at the Lone Star Roadhouse. Might have to go back.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 21:22 (ten months ago) link

seven months pass...


Maresn3st, Wednesday, 20 November 2019 18:35 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

their cover of "Bourgeois Blues" is astonishing

juntos pedemos (Euler), Monday, 13 January 2020 17:33 (one month ago) link

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