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Re: LL/PSL: Tues 8th Bob Mould & Fri 11th June Manfred Mann Chapter 3 @ 9pm [UK]

Postby John aka Josh » 08 Jun 2021, 21:10

See a Little Light - I love the sound of this - great collection of instruments.
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Re: LL/PSL: Tues 8th Bob Mould & Fri 11th June Manfred Mann Chapter 3 @ 9pm [UK]

Postby LMG » 08 Jun 2021, 21:10

C wrote:
LMG wrote:One of my favourite albums. Top 20?


It certainly an excellent album Chris.

It made my Top 200 very easily




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Bob Mould was quite the saviour of a dull decade for me. Post Live-Aid, pre-grunge.

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Re: LL/PSL: Tues 8th Bob Mould & Fri 11th June Manfred Mann Chapter 3 @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 08 Jun 2021, 21:11

LMG wrote:
C wrote:The 'cello gives it a lift

And thunderous tubs alongside a nice little bass pattern

Now this is FULL of music



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Anton Fier.

One of the main reasons I wish I had seen the tours for the first two solo albums.


Yes.

I just read that according to Syd Straw he has given up playing tubs which is a shame




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Re: LL/PSL: Tues 8th Bob Mould & Fri 11th June Manfred Mann Chapter 3 @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 08 Jun 2021, 21:12

LMG wrote:
C wrote:
LMG wrote:One of my favourite albums. Top 20?


It certainly an excellent album Chris.

It made my Top 200 very easily




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Bob Mould was quite the saviour of a dull decade for me. Post Live-Aid, pre-grunge.


Correct Chris

"Heartbreak a Stranger" has such emotion




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Re: LL/PSL: Tues 8th Bob Mould & Fri 11th June Manfred Mann Chapter 3 @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 08 Jun 2021, 21:14

"See a Little Light"

as kath would say:

bouncebouncebounce





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Re: LL/PSL: Tues 8th Bob Mould & Fri 11th June Manfred Mann Chapter 3 @ 9pm [UK]

Postby LMG » 08 Jun 2021, 21:14

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LMG wrote:I worked with an intern in the 80s when I was a corporate finance manager.

He was insane in his love for Husker Du. He was popular, and when he left we got him the Bob Mould album after this one, Black Sheets of Rain. It was a cassette, and I kept it in my car so I would have it to hand when he left.

I played it a few times and then a lot more and then got another copy for his gift. I soon got this one on CD - the complete BM solo collection!

Fabulous music! Great riffs, passionate vocals, riveting songs.


Black Sheets is a good album but not as good as this.

I think I have all the Mould solo albums.

They are generally consistent.

Correction only up to The Last Dog and Pony Show which is excellent

I think I prefer the later Sugar albums though which are incredibly consistent




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Interestingly, I differ on all points. I think Black Sheets has the more heartfelt, passionate songwriting. And the band is a monster.

Also, I have been underwhelmed by BM since the final third of Sugar. Fuel, etc. The solo albums all fall flat with me. I do revisit them. Modulate is the exception - I think it is terrific, a new direction.

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Re: LL/PSL: Tues 8th Bob Mould & Fri 11th June Manfred Mann Chapter 3 @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 08 Jun 2021, 21:15

John aka Josh wrote:See a Little Light - I love the sound of this - great collection of instruments.


Indeed - he could craft a song the Mould lad



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Re: LL/PSL: Tues 8th Bob Mould & Fri 11th June Manfred Mann Chapter 3 @ 9pm [UK]

Postby LMG » 08 Jun 2021, 21:15

C wrote:"See a Little Light"

as kath would say:

bouncebouncebounce





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Exactly!

What fabulous production.. One would not have thought it possible after Husker Du, who almost had anti-production.

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Postby C » 08 Jun 2021, 21:17

"Poison Years"

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Postby C » 08 Jun 2021, 21:17

LMG wrote:
Exactly!

What fabulous production.. One would not have thought it possible after Husker Du, who almost had anti-production.


Yes Chris - that is what I was thinking but you have put it into words.

Spot on




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Re: LL/PSL: Tues 8th Bob Mould & Fri 11th June Manfred Mann Chapter 3 @ 9pm [UK]

Postby LMG » 08 Jun 2021, 21:19

Poison Years - end of the Huskers.

Such a shame.

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Re: LL/PSL: Tues 8th Bob Mould & Fri 11th June Manfred Mann Chapter 3 @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 08 Jun 2021, 21:20

Yes - particular Mould's fall out with Grant Hart (tubs)




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Re: LL/PSL: Tues 8th Bob Mould & Fri 11th June Manfred Mann Chapter 3 @ 9pm [UK]

Postby John aka Josh » 08 Jun 2021, 21:20

Husker Du pretty much passed me by - my loss I'm sure. This though is much more my cup of tea, have been trying to work out why I hadn't heard it. Possibly coincided with my doing my PGCE, having two young children and not having much access to new music.
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Re: LL/PSL: Tues 8th Bob Mould & Fri 11th June Manfred Mann Chapter 3 @ 9pm [UK]

Postby LMG » 08 Jun 2021, 21:21

Grunge would have been well-advised to absorb more of Bob's truthful, sensitive, confessional songwriting and less of his fret-melting, which most of them could not hope to emulate in any case.

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Re: LL/PSL: Tues 8th Bob Mould & Fri 11th June Manfred Mann Chapter 3 @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 08 Jun 2021, 21:21

John aka Josh wrote: Possibly coincided with my doing my PGCE, having two young children and not having much access to new music.


get the violins out...!

[or is it cellos...?]




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Re: LL/PSL: Tues 8th Bob Mould & Fri 11th June Manfred Mann Chapter 3 @ 9pm [UK]

Postby LMG » 08 Jun 2021, 21:22

John aka Josh wrote:Husker Du pretty much passed me by - my loss I'm sure. This though is much more my cup of tea, have been trying to work out why I hadn't heard it. Possibly coincided with my doing my PGCE, having two young children and not having much access to new music.


I missed it too at the time.

All the reviews implied you had to have an appreciation of Husker Du to approach the album, which is total rot.

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Re: LL/PSL: Tues 8th Bob Mould & Fri 11th June Manfred Mann Chapter 3 @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 08 Jun 2021, 21:23

C wrote:
John aka Josh wrote: Possibly coincided with my doing my PGCE, having two young children and not having much access to new music.


get the violins out...!

[or is it cellos...?]




:lol:


On a serious note - 32 years ago. Wow!





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Re: LL/PSL: Tues 8th Bob Mould & Fri 11th June Manfred Mann Chapter 3 @ 9pm [UK]

Postby LMG » 08 Jun 2021, 21:24

Tony Maimone on bass - Pere Ubu, Frank Black, The Mekons, Bob Mould.

Not a bad CV. Not at all.

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Re: LL/PSL: Tues 8th Bob Mould & Fri 11th June Manfred Mann Chapter 3 @ 9pm [UK]

Postby C » 08 Jun 2021, 21:24

Artists that get that balance between cello and guitar etc are very clever.

Julian Cope does it so well too

The cello provides a certain density the is so uplifting

Just listen to that!




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Re: LL/PSL: Tues 8th Bob Mould & Fri 11th June Manfred Mann Chapter 3 @ 9pm [UK]

Postby LMG » 08 Jun 2021, 21:26

He has a great appreciation of song. And presentation of same.

His solo acoustic live shows are terrific.
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