Saturday, January 30, 2016

Paint It Black~~I Wanna Hold Your Hand


=T.W.= just for you!

22 comments:

taminator013 said...

Now that was just weird. It said "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" by Rolling Stones and showed a picture of the Who and the song was "Children Of The Grave" by Black Sabbath. Should we blame T.W. or is this Miss Lisa screwing with our heads?

Lisa Lane said...

You are just sooo good!!! The first one I posted was right...then I found this and changed it...LMAO! I had a good time giggling about it too...for an old guy you are pretty sharp...lol...hahaha...still laughing!

Anonymous said...

All right Lisa, seems legit. Though I was scratching my head over that...

The earlier question was "Beatles or Stones?" and as I mentioned for me the answer was "Stones." Because Paint it Black? or I Wanna Hold Your Hand?

The "British Invasion" of the 60s was to a large extent reconstituted American blues, with a dash of R&B. By the time it had been digested by young British musicians: Mayall, Clapton, Peter Green, etc. and repackaged by the record companies for export as a fresh product for young white kids here, it represented a significant departure from Rock 'n Roll.
It soon evolved into slightly different offshoots: blues rock, psychedelic blues/rock etc and a true flowering began. (For instance consider the first three Jethro Tull albums in order of release.)
So- Yardbirds, Blues Breakers, Fleetwood Mac, Tull, Stones, the Kinks, Zeppelin.... American bands caught on quickly and added their own touches.
Of course this was apparent to me only in retrospect.
I believe something very satisfying about 12-bar, 3 chord blues resonates, and provides a framework offers plenty of support for innovation and embellishment, arrangements, recording techniques and production values. Here I believe that Tull may be the best example. Damn it man, just listen to the Sound!

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OK. Just got up and mixed another drink. Reread the above. See some flaws but will submit as-is, so as to minimize blather.

Listening to the Kinks now.

Lisa Lane said...

You know t013 has 10 years on me, so my answer is this...I like a good bit of all the mentioned..I know that is a pretty generic answer...but while he was of an age, and I am just going to assume you were as well to be able to appreciate the nuances at the time that music was "in" I was coming in the back door on the stuff picking from it what I liked and ignoring what I didn't and mainly listening to the newer stuff and what my father was listening to because I was ten years younger than you two...so....I guess I am pretty neutral on it...they are both good in equal measure to me. I do tho completely agree with your breakdown of the process.

Anonymous said...

t013 and I are the same age.
He appears to like music with a grittier, grungier sound than me. I like to hear a melodic structure with some counterpoint, rhythm or harmonic stacking within the chords. The chord changes in Hey You (Scorps) work for me. There are some spectacular recordings of recent Mountain music. Breaking the "rules" of composition can sometimes be used to good effect. In general I like to hear the room, in both studio and live recordings. I like to hear some "space" in the final mix as well. If the lyrics have a point, and a certain magic happens, well...
I am convinced that sometimes everything comes together; the artist and the equipment connect the audience to someplace I am not sure of.

I could be mistaken.

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Consider:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=rsKTmt1M6D0&list=PLE55B3ADFBD006D9A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=E4vmae0aWWo&list=FLMQ1Y4ymE3Av9Dv3E1JpamA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=6kwufHazaTU&list=FLMQ1Y4ymE3Av9Dv3E1JpamA

and:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=xGoz8Oalpqs

I'll shut up now.

=T.W.=

Lisa Lane said...

Ok, I get and feel you on the first song, the second I do not connect lyrically at all, but if you can take those away...I like the sound...third, I normally am not a big Brad fan, but I quite liked this...surprised actually, and finally Tull...winner winner chicken dinner..but that was kinda a given as you previously stated yeah?...lol Nice collection really...thank you.

Lisa Lane said...

Oh and you don't have to be quiet...I like the education...truly.

taminator013 said...

Okay, T.W. you are about 75% correct about what I usually listen to. I mostly listen to grittier, hard edged stuff. Fires me up and gets the blood pumping. Maybe goes along with my rebellious nature. The thing is, if someone was to ask me what my all time favorite tune is, it would be The Moody Blues' "Tuesday Afternoon". That song always transports me to where I want to be.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM8JjT-97i8

My other most beloved stuff are the slow dance songs that I played when I was doing oldies dances. Most are things you wouldn't hear anywhere else, but in Pittsburgh, the oldies capitol of the world. This is some beautiful music. Here's just one of them..........

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWpVl9xuFGU

taminator013 said...

Okay, here's a few more of my faves that I always played at the dances. No need to post them unless you feel like a change up from your usual stuff. I just wanted to give you a taste of the the Pittsburgh sound that I love so much. Yeah, it's shocking, I know.............

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vesVHpjqJs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwPKSmnK8ew

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZf_Eaz9EFU

I got a million of them...................

Anonymous said...

Lisa I think I was trying to show a variety of different production values with that playlist, as suggested by the preceding paragraph. Each has a different effect, and to me they are all striking.
It was probably not as successful as I had hoped. Too many to choose from.
Re: Coheed and Cambria. Turned on to this band by my 20 Y.O. nephew a couple year ago. It appears to be part of a multi-volume sci-fi soundtrack of significant scope.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coheed_and_Cambria
I'm not sure to make of it. But it rocks. FWIW I saw a clip last night on YT with Warren Haynes on stage at a live gig w/ this band.

=T.W.=

Lisa Lane said...

I just could not connect lyrically...and I even researched the song to see what it was about, just could not grasp it....I understood being called a bicycle...but just did not connect...now the actual musicality of it...yes..I liked but the words just threw me, because that is something that I automatically reach for...I am a YUGE fan of Warren Haynes...turned Ken on to him...and he will give me a break from The Dead once in a while in the truck, but playing Warren for me...Thank God~ LOL

Lisa Lane said...

On White Room, I could clearly feel your point about the "space", I felt that they were in a large room performing, tall ceiling, windows open and filmy white curtains billowing in and out of the windows as the music took them, I also enjoyed the ebbs and flow of the music, how it would let you fade with it, and then actually draw me back to the computer leaning in toward it as the sound amped back up note by note...it was rather fabulous...

Lisa Lane said...

correction...not but playing Warren.....by playing Warren in the truck...sorry...I type fast, see slow...hit post too quickly...too often.

Anonymous said...

@ t013-
I like rockers. And redded-out jams. Psychedelic blues/rock. Classic/AOR/progressive. "Driving music." Blues. Heavy metal. Country rock. Classical (baroque).
In the last few years I have been listening to a lot of mountain music and contemporary bluegrass- acoustic guitar, mando, fiddle and banjo. And medieval music as updated by Blackmore's Night.

My music collection includes probably 1500 LPs and CDs as well as a few DVDs, hundreds more on several YT playlists.

On a cold, blustery night such as we have had recently, I like to mix up a hot toddy and indulge in a home concert, occasionally sharing with a musically inclined friend or two. Maybe a couple games of Cricket on the old bristle board.
I once had a cat who loved the Grateful Dead. Whenever he heard it he would lie on his back near the speakers, stretched out luxuriously. Remarkable cat.
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Favorite song? Of all time?? Yikes!

Given some time, I could narrow it down to a dozen or so.
The list would include Tull, the Dead and BOC.

=T.W.=

Anonymous said...

A curve ball for you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jadvt7CbH1o&feature=player_detailpage

Heh.

=T.W.=

Lisa Lane said...

That is what I consider Left field....have never paid much attention to them. Should I?

taminator013 said...

HA!!! DEVO, Ken's favorite band. Whip it, whip it good.................

BOC, Tull, Dead. Now that's some fine stuff..............

Lisa Lane said...

I'll be sure and share that with Ken t013...you know, I was never a Star Wars fan...but I feel like I have my own little r2d2 with you...hehehe...t013...

taminator013 said...

I'm more like one of those cute, furry, little Ewoks, but with a Chewbacca temperment.

T.W., sounds like you have a super music collection. I'm wondering if you have the same problem as me finding a place to store them. Before we moved to a small ranch house back in 2004, we owned a building that started out as three apartments and a little corner store. We converted it all back into a big house except for the store. All those built in shelves were great for the records and books. And junk. You have me beat on the albums. I have maybe 400, but I have about 4000 - 45 RPM. I had between 200 - 300 8 tracks, but the missus put her foot down and made me get rid of them before we moved. I'm glad that I converted most of the obscure stuff to cd. I keep thinking about selling most of the vinyl. I'd just keep a select few.

Lisa Lane said...

I bow down...I am not worthy of you two...

taminator013 said...

It's we who are not worthy of you, Queen Weenette.

Hey, too bad your name's not Tammy...........

Lisa Lane said...

Oh I am gonna be called Queen Weenette eh?