Musings on the byways of popular culture
29/03/2018 by Bargepole 22 Comments
Any takers to review her upcoming album?
29/03/2018 at 09:43
Josh Rouse has changed gender?
When did that happen?
I’ll do it if you like.
29/03/2018 at 09:47
Whoops – apologies – more haste……
On it’s way to you.
If not too late and you’d like someone who’s got his other albums,I’d love to.
29/03/2018 at 09:49
Sorry – just too late for this one but check your messages.
29/03/2018 at 10:09
Oh no. I haven’t got all his other albums. Can I still do the review?
Vulpes Vulpes says
29/03/2018 at 10:38
I’ve got ‘Nashville’ and ‘1972’, so I think I might be best qualified for this job.
29/03/2018 at 11:21
Pshaw. Not enough. You also need ‘Dressed Up Like Nebraska’ and one of his ‘Spanish’ albums to qualify.
29/03/2018 at 12:42
I’ve got nearly all of them, but now realise that Dressed Up Like Nebraska is the only one I like, and Nashville was the last one that was any good. I think that disqualifies me for being slow on the quality control uptake.
29/03/2018 at 13:54
I must confess his post Nashville stuff has rather passed me by but there’s a track from one of his later EPs called The Last Train that I often play when I need a bit of ambient guitar twang
29/03/2018 at 15:40
You’re missing out – they are slow burners, but they all [even Country Mouse… which is probably his weakest set] are great examples of subtle songwriting at it’s best. His last two albums, ‘The Happiness Waltz’ & ‘ The Embers of Time’ are up there with his best.
Here’s a lovely short live set with recent tracks along side 2 each from 1972 & Nashville
29/03/2018 at 18:26
Yep, I first caught up with him at 1972, dithered a while then plumped for Nashville, which I loved. A pal, mindful of my music buying financial depletion, helpfully informed me that post Nebraska there was just angst, dust and tumbleweed, so I left it at that. But I’ll happily take massive advice and so I’ve just ordered the Dressed Up Like Nebraska CD.
29/03/2018 at 18:32
Like that Last Train thang. Very JJ Cale.
Moose the Mooche says
29/03/2018 at 10:49
Credentials for reviewers? Where will it end!
Imagine when the next Dylan box set comes out for review (9 CDs of isolated synth-horns from Empire Burlesque), with everybody yelling how much stuff they own by the Zimster? Comparing shelving-inches? Nooo! It’s an Archduke Ferdinand incident waiting to happen…
I’ll save you the bother and possibly avert WWIII by putting this here for somebody to paste in late:
“It’s totally shit and I’ll only play it once out of duty, but it’s Dylan innit? A hundred-odd quid isn’t enough!”
29/03/2018 at 10:59
Arf! I’ve already fallen off the Dylan cash train, I’m afraid. The Bootleg series finished for me when we got to the god-bothering stuff.
Baron Harkonnen says
29/03/2018 at 15:08
Never was a fan of The Holy Trinity` albums but Zimmies live performances at the time are some of his greatest ever. Dylan couldn`t sing? Hur hur, that`s bollocks.
29/03/2018 at 19:16
Make sure you put BBC4 on tomorrow night then, Trouble No More is being shown.
29/03/2018 at 12:37
Me too Vulpes although I might get back on the Slow Train coming when there is blood on the tracks.
29/03/2018 at 15:11
You won`t Desire a Bootleg series edition of Blood On The Tracks as much as me.
29/03/2018 at 15:41
You people are infidels.
30/03/2018 at 10:49
Nah, not true, `tis a new morning and I`m a fallen angel.
Sewer Robot says
29/03/2018 at 15:57
A pox on Credentials! One of my favorite reviews on here was Lodey’s blind date review of The Fall’s singles box:
[after a much-needed day off] “I finish off disc 2. It’s a lot better than disc 1 which, perhaps foolishly, gives me great hopes for disc 3”; “….I seriously consider giving up”; “I got my Mum to write me a sick note”; What does it all mean? “Buggered if I know” etc
29/03/2018 at 22:29
I like how he operates below the radar and just keeps on putting out new music regularly, seemingly without caring about trends or doing duets with Rihanna to reach the kids with their cap on backwards.
Long may he breeze.
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