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Jericho has the Springsteen cover right? That version of Atlantic City has come close to becoming canon for the Band.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 11 June 2018 22:23 (one year ago) link

yeah it's really good

constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Monday, 11 June 2018 22:23 (one year ago) link

or "AC" is, i should say. i'm sure i've heard more from Jericho but I can't say specifically what

constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Monday, 11 June 2018 22:25 (one year ago) link

Just gave it a listen and "Jericho" goes on a little long, and too many of the songs seem to intentionally echo past Band work. But on the plus side, it sounds pretty good, and the singing and playing are good. The guitarist, Jim Weider, does a pretty solid Robertson impression.

What a weird messy post-band history the Band had. You've got Robertson, who tried to snag all the credit, yet didn't release a solo album until 1986, with an album that sounded absolutely nothing like the Band, for that matter. The other guys scattered or, tragically, worse, and never got much momentum going. Danko managed that one album, Hudson went more or less journeyman session guy, Levon did a few albums here and there and tried acting; his solid late career recording comeback came after a 25 year gap. When the Band did reconvene to record those 17 or so years after breaking up, for "Jericho," the songwriting was almost all from outside sources, which was a strange way to counter Robertson's claims.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 11 June 2018 23:29 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

watching the classic albums doc on the self-titled right now. that album truly holds a special place in my heart.

glad you picked jawbone. what a weirdly enchanting little ditty.

supreme court justice samuel lance-ito (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 02:12 (one year ago) link

the way it switches to the waltz time in the verses and lets loose during the chorus, along with the switch in lyrical perspective...

supreme court justice samuel lance-ito (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 02:14 (one year ago) link

Manuel had some great cowrites with Robertson

he was something else, "Sleeping" is such a strange beauty

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 03:24 (one year ago) link

jawbone is so amazing

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 03:24 (one year ago) link

Jawbone has such a deep country funk. I respect the rest of the Band's canon, but I am and always have been deliriously in love with the s/t album. Fortune was smiling on them when they recorded that.

Arthur Funzonerelli (stevie), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 06:17 (one year ago) link

Robertson had been reading books and thought the Civil War was just about slavery, so Helm had to sit him down and explain through a southern lens the political picture of the time.

Ah the danger of reading books.

Sam Weller, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 10:37 (one year ago) link

When Robbie went down to Arkansas from Canada he couldn't read. Levon made him woodshed with books until he had built up a basic literacy. After touring with Dylan, Robertson could really read, pretty much anything, but by then he was pretty sick of reading. That's why there's not a lot of reading on Band albums.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 13:50 (one year ago) link

The Danko album had some good tracks, but I was more impressed pverall by the band he brought to Soundstage, the old Chicago PBS show: 50-odd minute sets, back to back, no bathroom breaks (at least in the version televised, and his crew certainly had no prob being on the same bill w Graham Parker & The Rumour, who were at their peak (this was late 70s, maybe '80). Don't remember who was in the band, but saw him on another thing in that era w Butterfield, who was maybe here for this.

dow, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 20:35 (one year ago) link

There was an interview where Robertson mentioned sitting crammed into the backseat, with Hawkins at the wheel in the boondocks, and R was reading a paperback of From Here To Eternity: purty cool and wonder if it gave him some ideas for songs.

dow, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 20:39 (one year ago) link

but I was more impressed pverall by the band he brought to Soundstage, the old Chicago PBS show: 50-odd minute sets, back to back

Believe that has a good version of the aforementioned "Java Blues."

Pwn Goal Picnic (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 12 July 2018 02:24 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

alfred otm but man

stampeding cattle
they rattle the walls

is dire

mookieproof, Saturday, 3 November 2018 04:39 (ten months ago) link

i can't get over this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaKD1Vdarnw

budo jeru, Sunday, 4 November 2018 21:58 (ten months ago) link

i usually feel like singing drummers look sort of awkward or even dumb but man is levon one cool motherfucker

budo jeru, Sunday, 4 November 2018 21:59 (ten months ago) link

That version of "King Harvest" is amazing. The guitar solo is one of my favorites ever, by anyone.

JRN, Sunday, 4 November 2018 22:12 (ten months ago) link

So weird to see RR pre-Telecaster. Also, is he wearing finger-picks?

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 4 November 2018 22:35 (ten months ago) link

i also appreciate how much crisper the drums sound in this version

budo jeru, Sunday, 4 November 2018 22:54 (ten months ago) link

great recording, Robbie looks like such a chilled hipster

niels, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 08:49 (ten months ago) link

I thought Robbie was wearing shorts for a minute, there. Eech.

Have the Rams stopped screaming yet, Lloris? (Chinaski), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 09:22 (ten months ago) link

some days the band is my favorite band, i guess this is gonna be one of those days

fred-a van vleet (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 12:52 (ten months ago) link

six months pass...

^Features Levon, RIck and Garth, along with a cavalcade of RIngo's All-Stars.

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 13 May 2019 01:49 (four months ago) link

Seems like there are not one, not two but THREE drummers up there: Levon, Ringo and Jim Keltner.

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 13 May 2019 01:50 (four months ago) link

I'll let you figure out for yourself who is the surprise guest vocalist/pianist taking one of the verses.

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 13 May 2019 01:52 (four months ago) link

RIngo and Jim seem to do some fills along with Levon - it's almost like Antmusic.

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 13 May 2019 01:57 (four months ago) link

When I saw that opening guitar playing I thought, huh, that person knows what they are doing. And ... of course it's Nils.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 13 May 2019 02:09 (four months ago) link

yup

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 13 May 2019 02:14 (four months ago) link

Just rewatched video of him playing "Purple Rain" for the first time since it happened but was a little afraid to.

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 13 May 2019 02:19 (four months ago) link

xxxpost, Robertson's misgivings were justified to an extent: no doubt some Johnny Reb headz heard "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" as tons of sobs for the Lost Cause. When I play it on my radio show, I'll follow it with Isbell's "White Man's World" and "Danko and Manuel."

dow, Monday, 13 May 2019 02:40 (four months ago) link

Cool. Are you talking about something you read in Testimony?

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 13 May 2019 03:01 (four months ago) link

No, a discussion upthread, but mis-remembered re Robertson's misgivings, sorry, should have re-read. Still, the proposed song sequence seems good, even though I don't have a radio show.

dow, Monday, 13 May 2019 03:11 (four months ago) link

actually went and looked for that radio show but all I could find was an on-air personality with your same last name.

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 13 May 2019 03:17 (four months ago) link

Timely revive, as I discovered today that the vinyl copy of the s/t I got on eBay was delivered to someone else at the wrong address way the hell across town.

a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 13 May 2019 03:43 (four months ago) link

I'm usually put off by ensemble 'all star band' stuff, but damn you can't deny that above clip.

Sam Weller, Monday, 13 May 2019 07:29 (four months ago) link

Thought the revive would be for this:

https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8510996/robbie-robertson-the-band-documentary

Ward Fowler, Monday, 13 May 2019 08:09 (four months ago) link

The 75-year-old Robertson, who was inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame Thursday night (May 9) at Toronto's Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards, has an incredibly busy year, including finishing a new solo album, scoring the music for Scorsese's new film, The Irishman, remixing music for the 50th anniversary reissue of The Band album, and writing the follow-up memoir to 2016's Testimony.

uh-oh

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Monday, 13 May 2019 08:38 (four months ago) link

he might just be remixing outtakes?

Tiltin' My Lens Photography (stevie), Monday, 13 May 2019 09:05 (four months ago) link

Is there a good place to read about The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down and if it is pro-Confederacy? Always just thought it was about how wars chew young people up into fodder regardless of the "cause", a Vietnam allegory, but as I've gotten older and learned what that war was actually about (I'm from the UK) I feel less comfortable about it.

Tiltin' My Lens Photography (stevie), Monday, 13 May 2019 09:07 (four months ago) link

This article pretty much covers it:

http://theband.hiof.no/articles/dixie_viney.html

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Monday, 13 May 2019 10:17 (four months ago) link

The whole of Music From Big Pink got remixed by Bob Clearmountain last year though, which doesn't augur well

xxp

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Monday, 13 May 2019 10:19 (four months ago) link

thanks anagram - and oh yikes, that is not good news!

Tiltin' My Lens Photography (stevie), Monday, 13 May 2019 10:38 (four months ago) link

Not quite as must see as the last clip- no Garth for one thing- but from the same tour, and still Levon and Rick. Like what Nils and Joe Walsh are doing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUwb1ToTkpk

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 19 May 2019 15:56 (three months ago) link


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