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
― Andrew L (Andrew L), Friday, 31 October 2003 08:17 (sixteen years ago) link
― A41 (admrl), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 23:43 (eight years ago) link
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
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.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U-k32L0KCc
― 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
― 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
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
― curmudgeon, Friday, 21 December 2018 16:17 (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
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
― Maresn3st, Wednesday, 20 November 2019 18:35 (three months ago) link
their cover of "Bourgeois Blues" is astonishing
― juntos pedemos (Euler), Monday, 13 January 2020 17:33 (one month ago) link