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Re: a challenge

Postby wannabee enfant terrible » 28 May 2018, 10:40

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Re: a challenge

Postby Osgood » 29 May 2018, 09:41

In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

quite obviously
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Re: a challenge

Postby Quaco » 29 May 2018, 16:08

Osgood wrote:In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

quite obviously

I am not sure I agree. The title tune is certainly an achievement and a landmark in heaviness, but I feel the songwriting on side one ends up outclassing it. "My Mirage" is sublime, the first two songs are pop goodness, and "Are You Happy" is, as they say, slamming!

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Re: a challenge

Postby Charlie O. » 26 Jul 2018, 20:41

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Side 1 starts off strong with "The Letter" and "She Knows How" - then drops sharply, with two covers that compare unfavorably to the originals ("Trains And Boats And Planes", "A Whiter Shade Of Pale"), one that compares favorably but isn't a great song ("Break My Mind", a country hit for George Hamilton IV), and closing with the goopy Penn/Oldham original "Everything I Am". Nothing truly bad, but...

Side 2 is wall-to-wall goodness: shoulda-been-a-hit "Neon Rainbow", superior takes on two Bobby Womack songs ("People Make The World", cut the next year by Wilson Pickett, and "Gonna Find Somebody", released by Womack himself earlier the same year), a rendition of "I'm Your Puppet" that I like at least as much as the James & Bobby Purify hit, the slight but engaging b-side "Happy Times", and closing with the strangely spooky you'll-get-yours ballad "I Pray For Rain". Cut for cut, probably The Box Tops' strongest LP side (Side 1 of Cry Like A Baby is its only real competition).
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Re: a challenge

Postby joklend » 26 Jul 2018, 20:42

Closer.

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Re: a challenge

Postby bobzilla77 » 26 Jul 2018, 22:03

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Not that there's anything WRONG with side A, but man is side B a non stop winner.

Side A
1. "Secrets" 3:22
2. "Train" Clint Conley 3:31
3. "Trem Two" 4:10
4. "New Nails" 3:00
5. "Dead Pool" Conley 4:05
6. "Learn How" Peter Prescott 3:56


Side B
1. "Mica" Conley, Holly Anderson 3:34
2. "Weatherbox" 3:29
3. "The Ballad of Johnny Burma" 2:00
4. "Einstein's Day" 4:34
5. "Fun World" 3:40
6. "That's How I Escaped My Certain Fate" Conley 2:04
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Re: a challenge

Postby bobzilla77 » 26 Jul 2018, 22:05

blindlemonjefferson wrote:On the Beach


Agreed!
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Re: a challenge

Postby bobzilla77 » 26 Jul 2018, 22:07

Monster Movie and Future Days. The side-long tracks that the Bs are probably the two best things they ever did.

But I don't feel the same about Tago Mago.
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Re: a challenge

Postby Charlie O. » 26 Jul 2018, 23:39

bobzilla77 wrote:Image

Not that there's anything WRONG with side A, but man is side B a non stop winner.

"Train" is the only song on the album I don't like, so I guess I agree with you... but it's close.
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Re: a challenge

Postby pcqgod » 27 Jul 2018, 15:09

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Re: a challenge

Postby joels344 » 27 Jul 2018, 16:54

Godbluff.

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Re: a challenge

Postby Charlie O. » 27 Jul 2018, 17:23

pcqgod wrote:Sticky Fingers

Strongly disagree.
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Re: a challenge

Postby Phenomenal Cat » 27 Jul 2018, 18:41

Another vote for Queen II.

Also:

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Re: a challenge

Postby Count Machuki » 05 Aug 2018, 16:59

Talking Book

"Superstition" AND "I Believe When I Fall in Love" on the flip...
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