I Love Deep Cuts

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imo The Who's "Tattoo" fits this criteria. one of their most beautiful album tracks and as one of their few acoustic guitars-and-vocal harmonies based songs it gets overlooked.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 6 April 2018 20:57 (one year ago) link

The Who's Disguises too - so much noise for '66, must be one of those tracks that put Cale are Reed on notice to get their own noise out.

Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Friday, 6 April 2018 21:21 (one year ago) link

The Who's Disguises too - so much noise for '66, must be one of those tracks that put Cale are Reed on notice to get their own noise out.

Supposedly the story goes that, upon returning to the US from Wales with some new British 45s, when listening to “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere,” Cale and Reed exchanged panicked glances. Cale said, “If we don’t put a record out soon, everyone’s gonna think we’re just copying these guys!”

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 6 April 2018 21:51 (one year ago) link

Me and my friends totally lost our shit when The Who did "Tattoo" at one of the Bridge School Benefit shows.

brimstead, Friday, 6 April 2018 23:08 (one year ago) link

xp went with Please as the token U2 deep cut on the spotify playlist

isn't there more to 'deep cuts' than just 'obscure cuts' or 'album cuts'? deep cuts are for late late nights smoking green.. or maybe im wrong

I would tend to agree with that, it's more or less how I use my personal deep cuts/favorite tracks playlist, songs that make me feel comfortable and at home but still sound fresh

I always thought a deep cut was by definition an album track overshadowed by the singles or better known tracks on a given album

I think this is probably the correct definition

don't want to limit the thread though, I'll do my own cherrypicking from what's posted

I will, for instance, pick that Elvis cover which is nothing short of fantastic!

niels, Saturday, 7 April 2018 16:16 (one year ago) link

I will, for instance, pick that Elvis cover which is nothing short of fantastic!

Yes yes yes! It is glorious. Here is another Elvis deep cut, one of my very favorite of his songs. With a great message, too.


kornrulez6969, Saturday, 7 April 2018 16:32 (one year ago) link


my favorite all-time Elvis deep cut, from How Great Thou Art (1967)


DACA Flocka Flame (Hadrian VIII), Saturday, 7 April 2018 17:16 (one year ago) link

johnny cash seemed to have liked it too

ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Saturday, 7 April 2018 23:25 (one year ago) link

Yeah, and some Public Radio stations re-ran the 2007 music doc "He Touched Me: Elvis's Gospel" this Easter Sunday just past, with cogent commentary from his colleagues and well-chosen music (I noticed he had white Jordanaires singing along with the Sweet Inspirations while Civil Rights struggles continued elsewhere, prob not so far away, in some cities). When I worked at a Deep South CD store from the mid-90s through early 00s, his gospel outsold all his other stuff, no matter how much his overall catalog grew and how well it did (pretty well, just about holding its own with hip-hop and the Dead).
I heard a long, kind of studio pro jam with Elvis, on his cover of "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright," 12'20" or so: speedy, slick, repeating the same words and vocal effects ad infinitum---there's also a five-odd minute edit, both on youtube, and the shorter one has a nice fade, but both are quite a bringdown from his version of "Tomorrow Is A Long Time."
Greatly prefer Jerry Lee's version of Dylan's "Stepchild," which came out onRock & Roll Time, 2-3 years ago:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvVI53abJ1g

dow, Sunday, 8 April 2018 00:45 (one year ago) link

Also: his take of Dyl's "Rita May"---studio versionsounding kinda Tex Mex at times:

Live version much faster

dow, Sunday, 8 April 2018 00:58 (one year ago) link

i don't know much about elvis deep cuts, but i do like those bootleg mixes of "dark moon" alright

ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Sunday, 8 April 2018 01:03 (one year ago) link

Couple of random ones - Beatles “She Said She Said”, Eurythmics “The Walk”.

startled macropod (MatthewK), Sunday, 8 April 2018 01:29 (one year ago) link

Oh and VU “Stephanie Says” which might actually be my favourite of theirs (and I love them all dearly).

startled macropod (MatthewK), Sunday, 8 April 2018 01:30 (one year ago) link

at the moment Sun King is the ultimate Beatles deep cut for me

niels, Sunday, 8 April 2018 11:38 (one year ago) link

such a great song. i've had this years-long project of trying to find covers i like of every beatles original. i'm down to four, and one of them is "sun king". nobody plays "sun king"!

ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Sunday, 8 April 2018 13:17 (one year ago) link

Yes! I think it should resonate with a lot of contemporary bands, but it's kiiinda hidden on the b-side of Abbey Road which is, probably, mostly thought of as "Here Comes the Sun" and "the medley" (maybe with "Golden Slumbers" as the standout song)

niels, Sunday, 8 April 2018 14:02 (one year ago) link

Isn't "Sun King" basically a direct rip of Fleetwood Mac's "Albatross"?

vmajestic, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 19:26 (one year ago) link

it was very much inspired by albatross but direct rip is a bit harsh

brimstead, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 19:30 (one year ago) link

In an interview in 1987, Harrison said that the recording was inspired by Fleetwood Mac's "Albatross". "At the time, 'Albatross' (by Fleetwood Mac) was out, with all the reverb on guitar. So we said, 'Let's be Fleetwood Mac doing Albatross, just to get going.' It never really sounded like Fleetwood Mac... but that was the point of origin."[2]

brimstead, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 19:31 (one year ago) link

it's more like "what if albatross had killer harmony vocals on top of it?" it's, with all due respect to fleetwood mac, an _improvement_ on albatross in my book, silly lyrics and all.

ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 20:45 (one year ago) link

"songs that sounds kinda like albatross" would be a cool thread

i nom harvey mandel's "cristo redentor"

brimstead, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 20:47 (one year ago) link

idk maybe it's just a vibe i'm thinking of. nevermind me.

brimstead, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 20:48 (one year ago) link

cristo redentor is definitely rad. maybe it's just me but i hear a lot of what gilmour would do in that song.

ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:13 (one year ago) link

Underworld pulling out stuff like "Banstyle", "Spoonman", and "Oich Oich" at some of their 2008 shows was a real surprise

frogbs, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:34 (one year ago) link

they often get pegged as a pure singles act but I always thought The Police had some great deep cuts. particularly Copeland's stuff. some days I think "Rehumanize Yourself" is my favorite Police tune.

frogbs, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:37 (one year ago) link

"voices inside by head"

brimstead, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:48 (one year ago) link


brimstead, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:48 (one year ago) link

i agree frogbs, i love Does Anyone Stare from Regatta

bhad bhabie...you gon' hurt your bhack (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:55 (one year ago) link

*Does Everyone Stare

bhad bhabie...you gon' hurt your bhack (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 21:55 (one year ago) link

I nominate Police's "Darkness".

vmajestic, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 01:01 (one year ago) link

I still hear Donald Byrd's mid-60s "Cristo Redentor" on the local jazz station occasionally, it's one of those sturdy chestnuts, not really a Deep Cut if you're a geezer. Mandel's version is though, like most of his discography, alas.
Hey have y'all heard "Heather's Wall"? Kind of a ghost song, though not in the usual sense. It was a single, meant to be on a Ty Herndon album that never came out, far as I know, and the single was quickly deleted, too much of a bummer for country that year. So, a ghost song in yet another sense---it's on youtube, but that's what I call a Deep Cut.

dow, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 01:30 (one year ago) link

that's a very deep cut!

"songs that sounds kinda like albatross" would be a cool thread
would bookmark

niels, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 09:47 (one year ago) link


sofatruck, Thursday, 19 April 2018 19:09 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

On WBUR's weekdaily Here and Now, the host of Reclaimed Soul plays some of her discoveries---she recommends driving down alleys in Chicago: the Isleys' first (1964) version of "Who's That Lady"--the 70s version played with the fact that Hendrix had apprenticed in their band; think he might actually be on the '64 version? Mainly hearing "Latin" cowbell etc., but intriguing excerpt. Also a *really* different version of "Reach Out (I'll Be There)," by Merilee Rush: never heard strings doing this particular oopsupsidetheheadmove, for instance (Memphis redoes Motown). Other juicy bits--gotta check out her own show!

dow, Friday, 6 July 2018 19:07 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

Another xpost Deep Cuts album mostly, though I think/hope Chic's "I Need Your Love" got a decent amount of airplay. Seems like a Chic album with well-served guest lead vox---Carly Simon at her best! The only track I kinda listen askance at is the closer w Debbie Harry. From the solo debut, and Nile & Nard produced that too, but the CREEM reviewer who liked it was not a Chic fan, so that put me off listening, and it disappeared pretty quickly, so another DC album but here's this---thanks again Discogs!

Various ‎– Soup For One - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Mirage (2) ‎– WTG 19353
Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Funk / Soul, Stage & Screen
Soundtrack, Disco, Funk
Tracklist Hide Credits
A1 –Chic Soup For One 5:33
A2 –Carly Simon Why 4:06
A3 –Teddy Pendergrass Dream Girl 4:08
A4 –Fonzi Thornton I Work For A Livin' 3:31
B1 –Chic I Want Your Love 6:53
B2 –Sister Sledge Let's Go On Vacation 5:08
B3 –Chic Tavern On The Green 2:15
B4 –Deborah Harry Jump, Jump
Written-By – Chris Stein, Deborah Harry
Bass, Vocals – Bernard Edwards
Bells [Tubular] – José Rossi*
Drums – Tony Thompson (2)
Engineer – Bill Scheniman, Bob Clearmountain, Scott Litt
Engineer [Assitant] – Barry Bongiovi, Dave "The Rave" Greenberg*, Jason Corsaro, Jeff Hendrickson, Josh Abbey
Guitar – Nile Rodgers
Horns – Edward Daniels*, Meco Monardo, Robert Millikan
Keyboards – Ray Jones*, Rob Sabino
Percussion – Sammy Figueroa
Producer, Written-By, Arranged By, Conductor – Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers
Vocals – Alfa Anderson, Diva Gray, Fonzi Thornton, Jocelyn Brown, Luci Martin, Michelle Cobbs, Robin Clark (2)

dow, Monday, 23 July 2018 02:26 (one year ago) link

This comp=mostly Deep Cuts or deep cuts (too deep for caps), far as I know, aside maybe from Bobby Womack's "I Can Understand It," in terms of a reasonable amount of widespread radio play. The Voice's then-strict word limit and my knowledge limit kept this strictly introductory, but gives a good glimpse I think. I was told at the time that Siano was not fond of the tag "disco" and didn't want it in the title, but the suits/t-shirts insisted. He's gradually re-emerged, and I saw a show preview in The New Yorker fairly recently.

Siano the Times

Mercury rising as disco evolves out of its prior knowledge

January 11th, 2005 2:14 PM Issue 02

Blissed-out, but not always totally

photo: Courtesy of Nicky Siano

Nicky Siano's Legendary the Gallery: New York's original disco 1973-1977

Soul Jazz import

In the early '70s, a teenage DJ named Nicky Siano traveled the space-wise
dancefloor of David Mancuso's Loft, before launching his own Gallery. (Gallery
kid Larry Levan later levitated Paradise Garage; he and Siano also worked with disco mystic Arthur Russell.) Despite acid, balloons, and the food bar, the Gallery wasn't always totally blissed-out.
As described in his CD notes, Siano's sound design, influenced by Mancuso's approach, was logically
based on and changing with the rooms and scenes he performed in as the feast moved around NYC.

The Gallery opened in the summer of '73. Couch-potato arena rock ruled. There and elsewhere, DJs and dancers (especially blacks, Latinos, gays) were among those, at times closely observed, who chose to carve fresh heat from the vinyl beast.Spinning out of this disc, the Gallery is mercury still
rising, through crosstown funk, soul, and one gospel song, personalized: Gloria Spencer proclaims,
"I got it! I don't understand it! I got it!" A jet blasts (like, "Amen!") out of Exuma's "Obeah Man."
The Temptations lay down the "Law of the Land": "You might not like who you are, but you
better start. 'Cause you sure can't be nobody else." But the music rumbles and clatters like a
roulette wheel. Meanwhile, turns out that Bonnie Bramlett's "Crazy 'Bout My Baby" is crazy like a tambourine and a fox, shaking in wait for that slowhand dobro.

Loleatta Holloway, Bobby Womack, Bill Withers, the Isleys,
and Undisputed Truth also make the most of prior knowledge and surprise.
Without waiting for the remix: These are original (full-length) LP tracks and
seven-inch singles. Yet great breaks burst out of (and roll through) good
grooves, good songs. Often.
Seehttp://www.nickysiano.com/ and http://www.timlawrence.info/

track info courtesty Discogs:
Genie Brown I Can't Stop Talking
Written-By – Dee Ervin
2 –Undisputed Truth (2) Big John Is My Name
Written-By – Norman Whitfield
3 –The Temptations Law Of The Land
Producer, Written-By – Norman Whitfield
4 –Vernon Burch And You Call That Love
Written-By – V. Burch*
5 –Loleata Holloway* We're Getting Stronger
Producer – Norman Harris
Written-By – A.Felder*, N.Harris*, R.Tyson*
6 –The Isley Brothers Get Into Something
Written-By – Isley O Kelly JR*, Isley Ronald*, Isley Rudolph Bernard*
7 –The Pointer Sisters* Yes We Can Can
Written-By – Allen Toussaint
8 –Exuma Exuma, The Obeah Man
Written-By – Exuma
9 –Trammps* Love Epidemic
Written-By – L Green*, N Harris*
10 –Zulema Giving Up
Written By – Wolfe, D
11 –Bobby Womack I Can Understand It
Written-By – Bobby Womack
12 –Gloria Spencer I Got It
Producer – Bobby Martin
Written-By – Lucylle Lemon
13 –The Bar-Kays* Sang And Dance
Written-By – Cauley*, Porter*, Henderson*, Alexander*, Dodson*, Hall*, Stewart*
14 –The Supremes I'm Gonna Let My Heart Do The Walking
Executive-Producer – Eddie J Holland Jr*
Lead Vocals – Sherrie Payne*
Producer – Brian Holland
Written-By – Holland, B*, Holland, E Jr, Holland, E*, Beatty, H*
15 –Bill Withers Harlem
Written-By – Withers Bill*
16 –Bonnie Bramlett Crazy 'Bout My Baby
Written-By – R Mosley*
17 –Brenda And The Tabulations* A Little Bit Of Love 3:20

dow, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 00:39 (one year ago) link

exuma the obeah man is pretty fuckin' deep for dancefloors, yeah

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Tuesday, 24 July 2018 01:24 (one year ago) link

the (English) BEAT - Two Swords

nicky lo-fi, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 22:47 (one year ago) link

I made a car tape of the xp Siano comp for a buddy, and he said that the filler I added at the end of the C-90---"I've Got To Space," by the Classets, I think (speaking of funkin' poppin' deep cuts), followed by Little Beaver's non-deep cut "Party Down," and ending with Ike & Tina's deep-in-several-senses version of "Use Me Up," (written by xpost Bill Withers)---he said those fit perfectly, which may give a better idea of the overall sound and sensibility (Siano digs "story songs," though not nec. in the expected sense: here, he's a set-and-setting acidhead, though things may have gotten more Pranksters live[that xpost Isley Brothers selection has a built-in mindfuck tempo etc. change]).

dow, Wednesday, 25 July 2018 21:21 (one year ago) link

is Ike & Tina's "whole lotta love" deep? it was on one of those Blue Break Beats comp on Blue Note

brimstead, Wednesday, 25 July 2018 22:08 (one year ago) link

Haven't heard that! is it good?? "Use me Up" is the key phrase, but the title is actually "Use Me," and I've got it on this dope deep collection: https://www.discogs.com/Ike-Tina-Turner-Back-In-The-Day/release/5434383

dow, Thursday, 26 July 2018 03:03 (one year ago) link

that Whole Lotta Love is cooool

"Use Me" apparently not on EU spotify :/

niels, Thursday, 26 July 2018 06:29 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

this LITA playlist has a deep cut feel, not sure what the common denominator is though: https://open.spotify.com/user/lightintheatticrecords/playlist/41BvltUdXIeBfkIe1FiLjY

niels, Friday, 7 September 2018 14:15 (eleven months ago) link

one month passes...

"Days" is a beautiful Television song


niels, Monday, 8 October 2018 07:22 (ten months ago) link

two weeks pass...

thought about posting "To Late to Turn Back Now" by Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose, but that's probably more of a genre deep cut

however, "Emma" by Hot Chocolate is a bona fide deep cut, gorgeous too


very Bowie vocals

niels, Monday, 22 October 2018 11:29 (nine months ago) link

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