The Left Rev McD : EUGENE MCDANIELS HEADLESS HEROES OF THE APOCALYPSE

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OH YES

budo jeru, Monday, 1 June 2020 00:44 (two years ago) link

yes yes yes yes yes

budo jeru, Monday, 1 June 2020 00:44 (two years ago) link

first instinct is "lovin' man" or maybe "lord is b(L)ack"

budo jeru, Monday, 1 June 2020 00:45 (two years ago) link

I sat here with the bubble next to 'The Parasite' filled in for about five minutes but never clicked vote.

Honestly there are no less than five songs here that rightfully deserve to win.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Monday, 1 June 2020 00:50 (two years ago) link

gotta go with susan jane for the drums alone

Spottie, Monday, 1 June 2020 19:25 (two years ago) link

this album is an embarrassment of sonic riches

budo jeru, Monday, 1 June 2020 19:47 (two years ago) link

Great album...Always loved ‘Jagger The Dagger’ but gotta go for ‘The Parasite’...if you do ‘Outlaw’ then it’s ‘Unspoken Dreams Of Light’...

X-Prince Protégé (sonnyboy), Monday, 1 June 2020 21:33 (two years ago) link

guys, i legitimately cannot decide between 'supermarket blues' and 'the parasite.'

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Monday, 1 June 2020 23:50 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Voted 'Supermarket Blues.'

Still don't know if that's the right answer. What an absolutely fantastic record.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Monday, 22 June 2020 19:24 (two years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 29 June 2020 00:01 (two years ago) link

"Supermarket Blues" bc it was the first one I heard, on a mix my friend* sent me many years ago

*who used to post here! not sure if he still does

handsome boy modelling software (bernard snowy), Monday, 29 June 2020 00:26 (two years ago) link

voted "lovin' man"

if you do ‘Outlaw’ then it’s ‘Unspoken Dreams Of Light’...

my vote here is "cherrystones"

budo jeru, Monday, 29 June 2020 01:06 (two years ago) link

i might do outlaw after the next civil war breaks out.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Monday, 29 June 2020 01:14 (two years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 00:01 (two years ago) link

lol, correct results. there is literally no possible way for any single song to be the best song on this album.

also bj, wtf man thought you voted?

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 23:48 (two years ago) link

i thought so too, have no idea what happened tbh

budo jeru, Wednesday, 1 July 2020 00:03 (two years ago) link

still even with my vote that's seven people ? the fuck is wrong with this place

budo jeru, Wednesday, 1 July 2020 00:04 (two years ago) link

fr, between this and somebody saying on the curtis mayfield thread that back to world isn't a good album, i'm starting to think there's not a whole lot of us that like 70s r+b.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 02:39 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

i had never seen him speak before. this is kind of cool:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC6LdIcmDQs

budo jeru, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 14:39 (two months ago) link

yeah, thank you for that! the whole channel is modestly watchable. he seems really content through all of it. that video you posted is rather inspiring. makes me feel like i could start a publishing company and end up with a #1 record - of course i don't know les mccann!

never did get around to polling outlaw.

ミ💙🅟 🅛 🅤 🅡 🅜 🅑💙彡 (Austin), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 15:56 (two months ago) link

I have been wondering what the story was on his early 60s stuff for a while. Just found out its on Spotify. I was wondering when he arrived at that more naturalistic style of singing with approximation of notes etc.
If that is him singing at the end of the clip it does sound like he unlearnt how to sing or learnt how not to sing or something cos I think there may even be a difference between Outlaw and Headless Horsemen in terms of the conventional tunefulness of his singing. I thought it was unlikely that a singer in the style of Headless Horsemen would get signed as a vocalist 10 years earlier. Would think that even someone like Chet baker was only getting to sing because it was a side thing he did on top of playing trumpet. & Astrid Gilberto was married to a famous player.
I thought he had some material out but not sure what looks like its several lps from the early 60s.

Stevolende, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 17:46 (two months ago) link

the early pop stuff definitely seems like an anomaly in retrospect. and, as far as what he arrived at in the 70s, i really don't know where that style came from - think i mentioned elsewhere that he christened himself a reverend for a reason; that was his preacher voice. that's the only way i can make sense of it because it is so singular.

sidenote: not only is the early pop stuff on spotify under "gene mcdaniels", so is the mid-70s quiet storm(-ish) full length natural juices. fairly rare in the original, what a treat to have it so readily listenable. also the headless heroes era non-lp single "tell me mr. president" is on there under "eugene" - check it out, very righteous.

ミ💙🅟 🅛 🅤 🅡 🅜 🅑💙彡 (Austin), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 18:09 (two months ago) link

xp Stevo, it's funny because it's "A Hundred Pounds of Clay" that popped into my head this morning and which prompted me to go looking for videos on Youtube. that one's pretty tame.

but on "tower of strength" you can hear him kind of growl and shout in a way that is reminiscent of the Atlantic records. he's clearly hamming it up here, but i kinda like it. you can hear he's having fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKyitdO740c

budo jeru, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 18:25 (two months ago) link


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