Love Stereolab. I like “Soundust” when they recorded it all with real instruments.I sold some vintage gear to Stereolab....Tangerine Sparkle Gretsch 20,12,14 Set....Blue Sparkle Gretsch bongos...Ludwig wood tambourine....some old A’s....Mary and Andy stopped over to my house pre show once..and Mary got so wrapped up looking thru my 1,700 LPS..They were late to the gig!
+ 1 on the J. Geils live thing. They were a killer live act up thru Bloodshot - Full House is an accurate representation of that. The first time I saw them live, they were the opening act for ELP on their debut US tour: From First I Look at the Purse to Take a Pebble - what a contrast that was!I would agree with that. The first couple Chicago albums were great until they got to the sappy Peter Cetera ballad era then I lost interest.
Also the J. Geils band. The first couple of albums were killer funky blues. After the Bloodshot album the next couple of albums were just OK. After the Hotline album the rest of the albums sucked. They were more successful but had went commercial and was not the same band. I saw them live a few times before they went commercial and they were the best live band I had ever seen.
WELL SAID....well said. Nailed it.Queen's annoying flamboyance always rubbed me the wrong way .
Lou Reed's moments of brilliance got dimmer and dimmer
Doobie Bros painted themselves into a corner
The California gang - Browne , Taylor , CSNY just got silly .
The Dead resurrected themselves with two actual radio hits then headed back to the crypt.
Bowie took himself far too seriously after the Ziggy theatrics
Springsteen and Wenner , Wenner and Springsteen, anyway you slice it became a corporate mediocrity .
After Taylor , the Stones began spreading themselves pretty thin .
McCartney became a pale shadow of himself after Band on the Run . Lennon should have listened to his therapist(s). Imagine that .
Generally, anyone appearing on those PBS fundraisers are, to me, an embarrassing curiosity .
Jethro Tull ... what makes anybody think my sister WOULD marry him ?
Chicago - I have no words to describe this tragedy
OK, the only band I've ever been consistently been a dedicated follower of is/was the Kinks .
My experience EXACTLY!When I was a teen I used to listen to The Grateful Dead. Even went to see them at the Meadowlands in 1978. But as I continued studying the drums and gained a greater appreciation for listening to skilled musicians who have mastered their instruments, I was less and less able to listen to them. I no longer will listen to them, at least I won't be the one to choose them on an ipod, album, streaming or otherwise. I'll merely bear them if someone else decides to play the Dead.