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Mark Lanegan solo

Postby pcqgod » 07 Feb 2018, 19:11

Who's got recommendations for me? How does it compare to Screaming Trees?
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Re: Mark Lanegan solo

Postby Moleskin » 07 Feb 2018, 19:39

Start at the most recent stuff and go backwards. His first couple of solo records are much more unlike the Trees - who were still going - than the stuff that post dates the band.

The last 3 or 4 are some of the best and most consistent in his catalogue.
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Re: Mark Lanegan solo

Postby Jumper K » 07 Feb 2018, 20:41

IMO he’s not made a bad lp. I’ve been a massive fan since the Trees. I’d start at the beginning with Winding Sheet but he really gets going next with Whiskey for the Holy Ghost. Not a bad song on it. The next 3 albums are one of the finest runs in the last 30 years period. Field Songs is a wonder, opening with one of his greatest songs One Way Street. After that he embraces rock again. All 3 albums with Isobel Campbell are sublime and the lp of covers Imitations contains the definitive version of You Only Live Twice ( and Mack the Knife according to Mrs JKB).The comp Has God Seen My Shadow is a good taster but you should really buy everything. Yeah I’m a fan boy.
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Re: Mark Lanegan solo

Postby jimboo » 07 Feb 2018, 20:58

Well said Jumper. His catalogue is packed to the gills with music.
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Re: Mark Lanegan solo

Postby Jumper K » 07 Feb 2018, 21:02

jimboo wrote:Well said Jumper. His catalogue is packed to the gills with music.

Who doesn’t like a bit of music eh?

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Re: Mark Lanegan solo

Postby jimboo » 07 Feb 2018, 21:22

And chocolate.
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Re: Mark Lanegan solo

Postby sloopjohnc » 07 Feb 2018, 22:07

Jumper K wrote:IMO he’s not made a bad lp.

All 3 albums with Isobel Campbell are sublime


Ditto.

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Re: Mark Lanegan solo

Postby pcqgod » 07 Feb 2018, 22:38

Cool. Thanks for the responses.
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Re: Mark Lanegan solo

Postby Ranking Ted » 07 Feb 2018, 23:04

His albums are always worth getting - I particularly like the poppier stuff like these:






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Re: Mark Lanegan solo

Postby Geezee » 08 Feb 2018, 10:47

I'm surprised I'll Take Care of You has not been mentioned so far - to me it's his best (solo) work. Yes, it's all covers, but it's a sublime set of covers, deceptively simple, wonderful arrangemetn, he's in great voice. One of my favourite Sunday records - and I was so happy to find it on vinyl recently. Not a bad song on it (and normally I do find there are at least 2-3 songs on his records that I don't really bond with).
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Re: Mark Lanegan solo

Postby Geezee » 08 Feb 2018, 10:50

Jumper K wrote:I saw him with the Trees 5 times and the last occasion, on the Dust tour with Josh Homme playing second fiddle to Gary Lee, I was convinced he was not for this world much longer. .


I never saw him with the Trees - and Dust is one of my favourite records - but I do remember around that time hearing/seeing him and wondering much the same thing. I was going through a rough patch myself, I was very young, and he meant so much to me at the time that i remember thinking "man if he calls it a day I'm not sure how long i'll last".
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Re: Mark Lanegan solo

Postby Six String » 09 Feb 2018, 00:10

I have four albums and like them all a lot. Some are more acoustic, some more electric so pick your poison.