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Gene Clark Sings For You

Postby zoomboogity » 25 May 2018, 15:49

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Re: Gene Clark Sings For You

Postby wannabee enfant terrible » 25 May 2018, 15:53

Great news! (They’re putting out the first 2 Soul Asylum discs too).

If only it wasn’t $25 shipping to get the RSD Sierra Gene record :(
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Re: Gene Clark Sings For You

Postby Matt Wilson » 25 May 2018, 16:00

Wow, those look like new songs!
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Re: Gene Clark Sings For You

Postby zoomboogity » 25 May 2018, 20:11

Yeah, it's amazing when you think about how prolific he was back then, that there are still "new" things coming out, as well as songs he never even got around to recording at all. I've already pre-ordered a copy.

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Re: Gene Clark Sings For You

Postby zoomboogity » 20 Jun 2018, 23:15

Giving it a second spin now. This is really nice. 14 songs, 53 minutes. Other than Gene on guitar and singing, the only identified musician is keyboardist Alex Del Zoppo, and for rough demos (recorded at Larrabee and Gold Star Studios in LA), there is enough of that magic that Gene could conjure up so effortlessly back then. The songs vary in quality, but all of it is good, and some of it (e.g. the opening track, On Her Own) is great. If you're a fan of 1967-era Gene, this belongs in your collection.

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Re: Gene Clark Sings For You

Postby Bent Fabric » 21 Jun 2018, 12:52

I've been streaming it in the car since Friday (my pre-ordered LP seems to be travelling at a leisurely pace). It's great, of course. The rough and ready nature of the performances, recordings and arrangements stands in great contrast to his best loved works, but...yeah, over a dozen new songs from an especially strong and fertile period (right after GCWTGB and just before The Fantastic Expedition...). Needless to say, fans of his voice will be delighted.

It's mysterious in its way - the drumming often sounds especially "eh...clearly no one's ever gonna hear this", but then...several songs appear to have strings.

Like most Gene Clark, it insinuates its way into your life. There's the same sort of unassuming modesty that characterizes a lot of his work (barring one or two especially striking songs, nearly everything I've ever loved by him has been "a grower"), and only bit by bit are certain tracks gradually beginning to stand out as uniquely special (and, yes, I can't help but wonder what some of these might have sounded like with the same care his greatest classics were given...fulsome backing vocal harmonies, etc.).

Essential for Gene Clark fans. Possibly "more of the same", but his "same" was pretty fantastic at this stage.

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Re: Gene Clark Sings For You

Postby Belle Lettre » 21 Jun 2018, 13:51

Purchased!
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Re: Gene Clark Sings For You

Postby Matt Wilson » 21 Jun 2018, 15:41

Did anyone ever hear the two-disc The Lost Studio Sessions 1964 - 1982 which came out last year? I just ordered it.

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Re: Gene Clark Sings For You

Postby zoomboogity » 21 Jun 2018, 16:23

Yes, we talked about it here: http://bcb-board.co.uk/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=128025

The Sierra disc is good, but this one has more of the Gene that brings a tear to your eye. Both are worth having.

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Re: Gene Clark Sings For You

Postby Belle Lettre » 23 Jun 2018, 14:50

It's sounding gorgeous today. (Sings For You)
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Re: Gene Clark Sings For You

Postby Bent Fabric » 24 Jun 2018, 18:42

zoomboogity wrote:Yes, we talked about it here: viewtopic.php?t=128025

The Sierra disc is good, but this one has more of the Gene that brings a tear to your eye. Both are worth having.


I grabbed this LP on Amazon after reading this thread and wondering why I hadn't already jumped on it.

Listening to Side Two right now. Which is utterly fantastic.

But...this may be the most hideous artwork I've ever seen on such a prestigious collection. I'm sure my delayed purchase comes down to the powerful graphic deterrent.

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Re: Gene Clark Sings For You

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Fucked up , sorry.
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Re: Gene Clark Sings For You

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jimboo wrote:

I was trying to post dark of my moon by the great man .why does yootoobe only work on computers and not phones?
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Re: Gene Clark Sings For You

Postby Charlie O. » 24 Jun 2018, 20:34

Bent Fabric wrote:But...this may be the most hideous artwork I've ever seen on such a prestigious collection. I'm sure my delayed purchase comes down to the powerful graphic deterrent.

I was going to say the same thing. It looks like a late-'90s CD-R bootleg.
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Re: Gene Clark Sings For You

Postby Bent Fabric » 24 Jun 2018, 21:01

Yeah, the typography on the back looks like an early internet ransom note (what I picture an abandoned vintage website might look like).

And the artist name on the cover...

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Re: Gene Clark Sings For You

Postby zoomboogity » 26 Jun 2018, 16:19

Bent Fabric wrote:over a dozen new songs from an especially strong and fertile period


He was so prolific that he had loads of songs, possibly a couple hundred, that he would play once and never record. If I could go back in time, I'd ask him if I could follow him around with a tape recorder and capture everything.

There's a great story in John Einarson's bio Mr. Tambourine Man that illustrates the otherworldly magic Gene was capable of creating. Someone in one of his '60s bands was at Gene's house in Laurel Canyon, working on a new song. They were standing in a tight circle, the drummer banging a tambourine and singing. Once they started to get it down, the guy noticed a white cloud above them, which he took as a sign from God. He said nothing about it, just enjoying what he thought was his personal hallucination (they weren't using drugs that day), and when the song finished, the cloud went "poof" and evaporated. All four of them pointed up at the same time and asked if the others saw it. He said they only played the song that one day, he doesn't even recall knowing if it had a title - it's as though the song only needed to exist long enough for that moment to occur.


Bent Fabric wrote:Essential for Gene Clark fans. Possibly "more of the same", but his "same" was pretty fantastic at this stage.


With this era of his music, "more of the same" is never enough.


Belle Lettre wrote:It's sounding gorgeous today. (Sings For You)


Glad you got your copy so quickly. It sure is a beaut, isn't it?


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zoomboogity wrote:Yes, we talked about it here: http://bcb-board.co.uk/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=128025

The Sierra disc is good, but this one has more of the Gene that brings a tear to your eye. Both are worth having.


I grabbed this LP on Amazon after reading this thread and wondering why I hadn't already jumped on it.

Listening to Side Two right now. Which is utterly fantastic.


Those 1970 tracks, plus Back Street Mirror, are worth the price of admission.


jimboo wrote:I was trying to post dark of my moon by the great man .why does yootoobe only work on computers and not phones?


You need to remove the blank spaces in the code. Hence:



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Re: Gene Clark Sings For You

Postby jimboo » 26 Jun 2018, 18:08

Thanks Zoomy My god , he was something , wasn't he?
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Re: Gene Clark Sings For You

Postby never/ever » 01 Aug 2018, 12:13

My copy came in yesterday. Still awaiting a listen but will correct that soon.
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