The Band.

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i can't get over this video

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

budo jeru, Sunday, 4 November 2018 21:58 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

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

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 4 November 2018 22:35 (one year ago) link

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

budo jeru, Sunday, 4 November 2018 22:54 (one year ago) link

great recording, Robbie looks like such a chilled hipster

niels, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 08:49 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine months ago) link

yup

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

he might just be remixing outtakes?

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

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

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

eight months pass...

This looks great although.. yeah the comments making it very plain that it should not ave the name 'Robbie Robertson and.. '

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

piscesx, Sunday, 19 January 2020 01:28 (one month ago) link

Would watch despite the title.

We Jam von Economo (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 19 January 2020 01:38 (one month ago) link

For sure

calstars, Sunday, 19 January 2020 01:50 (one month ago) link

Shit, looks great. Though yeah, with Levon, Rick and Richard dead, that more or less leaves Robbie and Garth to tell the story. Yet the one (negative) review I read said that Garth is barely in it, and Robbie's over-rehearsed and apparently uncontested versions of his truth begin to grate.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 19 January 2020 05:56 (one month ago) link

isn't it based on his memoir? I cannot wait to see this, but given Robbie's long friendship with Scorsese I wouldn't be surprised if its entirely Robbie-centric

Pinche Cumbion Bien Loco (stevie), Monday, 20 January 2020 09:49 (one month ago) link

Robbie Robertson is entirely Robbie-centric.

Frozen Mug (Tom D.), Monday, 20 January 2020 10:03 (one month ago) link

What blows my mind about The Last Waltz is how few 'The Band' songs are in it!

piscesx, Monday, 20 January 2020 10:40 (one month ago) link

Funny this thread got revived. My pick of covers.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 23 January 2020 01:42 (one month ago) link

Fuck Robbie Robertson.

We're jumping on the road with @Nickelback this summer! (PBKR), Thursday, 23 January 2020 01:48 (one month ago) link

no!

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 23 January 2020 01:49 (one month ago) link

Like, what a dick. Maybe he and Scorsese will die of coke-induced heart attacks in the after party.

We're jumping on the road with @Nickelback this summer! (PBKR), Thursday, 23 January 2020 01:51 (one month ago) link

"Once we were brothers, but I have to get top billing."

We're jumping on the road with @Nickelback this summer! (PBKR), Thursday, 23 January 2020 01:52 (one month ago) link

we've discussed his songs enough -- let's discuss Robertson the man

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 23 January 2020 01:52 (one month ago) link

Which songs, the ones he wrote or the ones he took credit for?

We're jumping on the road with @Nickelback this summer! (PBKR), Thursday, 23 January 2020 01:56 (one month ago) link

He tried to take most of the songwriting credits for the Band, but basically has written next to nothing of note in the decades since they broke up. Hmmm ...

(See also: dude from Soul Coughing)

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 23 January 2020 02:40 (one month ago) link

There's good stuff on the first Robbie solo album. Too bad about the singing tho.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 23 January 2020 04:44 (one month ago) link

NPR used to have an audio-only HDTV channel called Mixtape, which offered daily block programming of what I guess could be described as "Adult Alternative" mixed with some Classic Rock and Oldies. More than once I heard a Peter Gabriel track segued into the original of "Broken Arrow", which I always thought was a cheeky move on part of the programmer given how hard Robertson was biting PG on that album.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 23 January 2020 04:53 (one month ago) link

The Band made good records without Robbie. Robbie couldn't even manage a tolerable record without the Band.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 23 January 2020 15:23 (one month ago) link


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