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

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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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