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Before the tempo is increased on the straight up alternative-rocker The Difference, the main focus is still Jakob's singing and lyrics but this time it is backed by a catchy distorted rhythm guitar. It contains some points of lyrical genius such as Sometimes old men die with little boy faces, and once again Jakob delivers an instant sing-a-long chorus wailing out th paradoxical line The only difference, that I see, is you are exactly the same as I you used to be.
Invisible City, slows things back down but only for a minute before Laughing Out Loud another upbeat track reminiscent to the Difference brings us back into the rocking mood. All the song's continue the trend of poetic lyrics, accompanied by a sing-a-long melody. With Bringing Down The Horse Jakob was able to intergrate his fathers influence into his others influences, and then modernize the sound with strong melodies, and catchy hooks.
But what really sets this album apart from Jakob's contemparies is that he is able to provide us with some incredible lyrics to go along with the hooks, and melodies. Which is a lot harder than it may seem. Rank: 63 for George Harrison Living in the Material World. Bob Dylan Modern Times.
Bob Dylan Love and Theft. Counting Crows Across A Wire. Rebel, Sweetheart. Red Letter Days. The Wallflowers. On 9 Music Lists. Add a Comment. The Jungler May 6th Comments. Patrick July 28th Comments. Squamish July 10th 84 Comments. Nikkolae May 5th Comments. The album garnered five Grammy nominations and two wins over two years, including Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Rock Song nominations for "6th Avenue Heartache" infollowed by two Grammy Awards in the same categories for "One Headlight" as well as one nomination in the latter for "The Difference" in I hear those songs and I'm surprised too.
I think T Bone said to me at the time that it was a hyper-modern folk record. And he was kind of right. I do remember being aware that we were using a lot of these organic instruments At that point we were catching everybody, including the songs, at their peak. It was a perfect storm of characters that really made it all happen. I think we did capture lightning in a bottle. Well here goes my first 70's pop-country-folk-rock album posting.
As much as I profess my obsession with jazz, great musicianship, and some of the more outrageous reaches of the musical world or universe for the sake of my fellow Arkestransthe Album) be known, I am also a lifelong sucker for many other more mainstream and pop culture artifacts such as we have here. Well, that's not the Loggins we have here. Although he is apparently Kenny's cousin, this Loggins is Dave Loggins and he had a pretty big hit of his own with "Please Come To Boston" back in those days.
In fact, I went with the masses and openly admired that tune with Dave's expressive vocals ranging from deep to high so effortlessly, good lyrics, too, I thought at the time.
So a few years later when I encountered a sad little cut-out 8-track tape by Dave Loggins for sale at a music store I quickly invested the buck or two to investigate and was soon glad I did. Although it did not include the big hit song I was so familiar with, it did offer a very well crafted concept work that I would suggest comes somewhere between Jonathon Edwards and Jimmy Buffet, maybe a touch of Jesse Colin Young.
The songs are all decent I think, for the genre, some a bit stronger than others, but generally they keep to a pleasant island theme centered on a love interest, while Christensen* & Hood* - Wallflowers (Vinyl a solid folk warmth with some pop-rock voicings that keep things a bit more interesting than the average faire. He does have a very unaffected voice in my opinion, it's sincere in feel and expression, and engaging along with some good lyrical content though a couple songs arguably offer less than unique words.
Once I lost track of the 8-track technology of yesteryear I searched faithfully for a CD of this album, but surprisingly it has never been re-released and remains hard to find, even on vinyl. I did finally snag this LP from e-Bay. Unfortunately there LP a slight defect in the vinyl on the start of each side, but it's minimal. A few of the songs here are offered on a best of collection called The Good Side of Tomorrow: As AllMusic notes there, Loggins can tend toward sounding similar from song to song, but overall he is a unique artist in his quality of voice and he interjects enough subtleties to each tune that I personally think he satisfies the listener for the length of an album like this one.
If you enjoy these tracks I would recommend that you buy any of his other albums which are available on CD, including the fore mentioned collection which brings with it the big hit about hopeless love from Boston. But it really seems a shame that this album from has been neglected. Hopefully you will enjoy it like I have, although you may need a '74 LTD to fully appreciate the feeling that it holds Log In.
Labels: countryDave Logginsfolkmusicpoprock. Wednesday, January 14, Puttin' up a Fite Alright, enough messin' around, time to post something that I consider special. As I have mentioned in several other posts, I am particularly drawn to guitar based music, especially in jazz where the possibilities and range of techniques and attitude can be so wide.
I have lots of jazz guitar albums including everything from the classic easy listening side like Al Caiola, Billy Strange and Tony Mottola, to the more challenging sounds of Sonny Sharrock, Derek Bailey and Joe Morris. I really love it all, and right near the top of my favorite albums list is a relatively obscure recording by a fairly unsung jazz guitar hero named Buddy Fite.
I stumbled upon this discovery in an 8-track tape bargain bin back in the 70's and his technique and sound have mesmerized me ever since. This album particularly impresses me but Buddy has several others that I will hopefully post later. Now I am sure that some folks will check this out and immediately think Al Caiola and company not that that's such a bad thingelevator jazz complete with strings and other dressings. But if you give this a full listen and don't get a smile from the great touch that Buddy displays, the unique feel that comes out of this mix of jazz classics and up tempo romps, then I suggest you probably need a few more years for your ears to mature, Christensen* & Hood* - Wallflowers (Vinyl.
This is really sweet stuff, and unique in many ways despite some of the apparent trappings. Unfortunately the album does not list any credits although there isn't anything else to really pay much attention to other than this great lead guitar work. The supporting cast does a fine job of providing very appropriate backdrops to Buddy's work, but this is clearly all about Mr. I actually transferred this album from that original 8-track to my computer several years ago but I was happy to finally get the vinyl thanks to eBay and here is your chance to see if you think I'm crazy or if this really is was a special player and a great recording that was sadly never dedicated to CD.
But I warn you, if you agree with me or you don't, you just might have a fite on your hands Buddy Fite - Changes - Labels: Buddy Fiteguitarjazzmusic. Monday, January 12, Don't lose your Head Well I'm finally back for more fun here in I have lots of good stuff I want to post but I don't have lots of time to do it in. I need to figure out what music, if any, is not available commercially, then transfer from vinyl to digital, hoping that I can work around several issues with my old turntable and amplifier.
The turntable turns on when it feels like it. Bring the arm over, sometimes it starts up, mostly it doesn't. Sometimes I have to do it times or more before I get contact. Then, it doesn't always come up to speed. I think it simply varies between 45 and 33 randomly but I'm not sure that it doesn't choose some places in between at times!
It's even been so bold as to simply stop all together, mid stream. Hearing Eddie Jefferson slide lazily down to a drunken baritone out of the blue is disheartening. So, uncertain as to what I can do to fix this old 's player, I have scored a free stereo from my mother-in-law. It's one of those pre-bundled multi-component deals in the glass case on wheels deals from the 80's. Has hardly ever been used, literally, so it should be sufficient for my purposes, except it's missing a needle, which I stupidly discovered as I witnessed the cartridge swiftly skating across my favorite Buddy Fite record last week.
Oh the horror! So I need to hunt down a proper needle and get on with it. Nothing fancy but hopefully serviceable. Which leads me to my next musical posting.
A barely serviceable "B" side from a blue-eyed soul man and country wailer known as Roy Head. I had heard his name over the years but I couldn't tell you what he ever accomplished in music. Apparently he did alright for himself with some charting singles in the 60's and a wide range of genres to his credit over many albums.
It's catchy and likeable, solid 60's material but this is available for purchase on more than one of the currently available collections of Head hits you can buy. I'm not sure where or when I acquired this single but I'm glad I didn't lose track of it over the years and will definitely investigate more of LP work.
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