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A new song I like! No- really new!

Postby Minnie the Minx » 08 Nov 2019, 13:53



I was driving home yesterday evening and heard this on the radio, and really liked it!
What's more, it was made THIS YEAR! It's rare that I hear a "new" song that really turns me on - so, this bloke, Devendra Banhart - is he worth exploring? I've been caught in this trap before -hear one song and go and buy an album on the basis of it, only to find it's not my bag at all. Do I just like this because of the sweet hooks and the obvious Nilsson influence or is there more?
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Re: A new song I like! No- really new!

Postby Darkness_Fish » 08 Nov 2019, 14:21

A note of caution, because I think that song sucks. However, Devendra Banhart's early stuff is absolutely essential. His first album is really, really, cheaply recorded, a proper scratchy folk effort sung onto telephone anwer machines and the like. He had an air of naive genius around this point, all his songs were nonsense, but really compelling. He got stick for sounding like Marc Bolan, and for becoming quite famous quite quickly, and for having a beard before everyone else did:

1st album:


2nd album:


With bigger budgets, he started branching out beyond folk, and personally I'd only go as far as Cripple Crow, which is still a fantastic album:


I did buy the next album, and heard the one after that, but I think he kinda lost all inspiration. But obviously, if you like his newer stuff, you might disagree with me on that.
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Re: A new song I like! No- really new!

Postby Minnie the Minx » 08 Nov 2019, 14:29

Oh, thank you! This is really helpful!
I have to say, I wished I hadn’t seen the video to the song I like because my instant thoughts were not kind - however I do really like that song.
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Re: A new song I like! No- really new!

Postby soundchaser » 08 Nov 2019, 16:37

Not a bad song, but Lou Reed. That’s what I hear.

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Re: A new song I like! No- really new!

Postby Minnie the Minx » 08 Nov 2019, 19:10

I've taken the morning listening to some of these albums. I liked the first, though I could simultaneously understand what others would hate about it and how they would pick holes. It's a bit all over the place isn't it? Even down to some Daniel Johnston. But I liked it. I also thought that I much prefer his voice at a different pitch. Later songs I also enjoyed include " I Remember", "Never Seen Such Good Things" and "Won't You Come Home." Lovely.
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Re: A new song I like! No- really new!

Postby slightbreeze » 08 Nov 2019, 19:38

I own a few albums by him. They're ok but his Marc Bolan voice is just so annoying, it makes all the songs sound the same.

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Postby never/ever » 08 Nov 2019, 19:39

soundchaser wrote:Not a bad song, but Lou Reed. That’s what I hear.


Exactly what I thought.
It's an OK song but it doesn't really stick in my mind. Good to see him around still.
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Re: A new song I like! No- really new!

Postby Lord Rother » 10 Nov 2019, 14:03

Tried it. Didn’t really like it. Chuckaway song.

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Re: A new song I like! No- really new!

Postby pcqgod » 15 Nov 2019, 16:52

Couldn't get into that guy's material.
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