The revenge of Grinderman! Just kidding, these "bad seeds" put together a pretty vicious sonic onslaught that, when I first listened to this album, I didn't particularly case for. But, at that time (and in my defense), I was rather unfamiliar with the work of Nick Cave as a whole. Sometimes you don't "get" a record the first time you listen to it, and this, for me, was one of those records. And now I dig it.
Also, speaking of Nick Cave and those Bad Seeds, has anyone gotten a chance to listen to the new record, "Push Away the Sky"? Pretty good stuff! I got mine on wax, and it comes with a bonus 7" with two exclusive songs, but I haven't gotten a chance to give 'em a listen yet.
Mouse On Mars
5/23/72 Lyceum Theatre London, England First of the final four. Five Pigpen songs. After five days away from the stage they're fired up. Very few tunes with segues - I wonder how long this show was? What a room! Listening as they exact the dynamics in the transition from China Cat to I Know You Rider. The tension is palpable - very serious, yet so sweet. They're just exactly where they want to be. After a trio of short tunes by each of the protagonists, a heart-wrenching Stranger by Pig & Co. kills us. Playin' and five more tunes follow before they pause to refresh. Whew!!!
5/23/63 Dexter Gordon "Our Man In Paris" 50 years and counting.
5/22/77 courtesy Charlie Miller. A nice, nice show. I'm on Franklin's right now. It would sure be nice if the first handful of Dick's Picks were expanded and remastered, no? Go for it Dead.net!
Still pounding through my reggae albums and have yet to get tired of the genre. I got lucky about a year or so ago and managed to win two free tickets to see Steel Pulse perform at Rams Head Live! in Baltimore, MD (which happens to be rather close to my house). I first found out about this band a couple years ago when I bought the book about the making of Bob Marley's 'Exodus', which is an excellent book if you're interested abou what was going on in and around Jamaica around the time of the home invasion/shooting of Mr. Marley (which is what caused him to go into exodus in London and gave life to both 'Exodus' and 'Kaya'). The book talked a lot about some of the bands in both Jamaica and England, in particular Steel Pulse and Aswad, though a number of other groups were mentioned.
The only Steel Pulse albums I have are compilations--'Smash Hits', which I highly recommend, and 'Ultimate Collection'--but these guys are hotter than hot if you get a chance to see 'em live. Sadly, these guys seem to be past their heyday of releasing albums, but they do a lot of humanitarian work outside of thier lives as musicians.
Anal Magic & Rev. Dwight Frizzell
5/19/77 Fox Theatre Atlanta, Ga. It had been a good number of shows since they'd played Sugaree and this one - for me, anyhow - has a pair of rushes during Jerry breaks that are amazing, just amazing. Love this show!!!
RIP Senor Latvala.
Encore: It's All Over Now Baby Blue
Nice, slightly extended, version. This and Knockin' On Heaven's Door are my Dylan/Jer faves for encores
~ the carpet, too, is moving under you ~
A May 17th Show in 2013
I am truly grateful, xo,
it feels like May 17th,
on this May 18th!
Love and Luck
Love and Luck