FMD: 3/31/17 – Placeholder

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Started this, and then I realized Philo hadn't responded on until 11:30ish PM... so not on free.

Two items from me.

1: Old Crow Medicine Show will be at the renovated Palace Theatre in St. Paul on June 10. They're performing one of my favorite Dylan albums of all time, Blonde on Blonde, so that's nice.

2: Dylan himself has released his third album of standards recorded by Frank Sinatra. Rolling Stone seems to like it and I pretty much adore Dylan & Sinatra and think this concept is pretty fun:

Dylan moves through this area – the region of Sinatra, and also of standards songwriters like Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Hoagy Carmichael, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein – as if it's territory for him to chart and command.

I know we've covered 'covers' here before, but feel free to rehash any you find particularly well done.

Drop Your Sword List.

10 thoughts on “FMD: 3/31/17 – Placeholder”

  1. 1. Love Reign O’er MeThe Who
    2. My Little Friend Monster Magnet
    3. Love Me Like a Song (Feat. Willie Nelson) Kimmie Rhodes
    4. Instant Karma!John Lennon
    5. Walk Like an EgyptianBangles

    6. SenoritaPuff Daddy
    7. Light YearsPearl Jam
    8. Doing It All for My BabyHuey Lewis & the News
    9. I Write Sins Not Tragedies Panic! at the Disco
    10. Meet Me in the MorningBob Dylan*

    B1. EnglandPJ Harvey

    * Hey look, a Dylan track

    1. I didn't recognize that Monster Magnet song by title, but I recognize hearing it.

      What a weak set of lyrics by Wyndorf:

      Keep on beggin' but I ain't no fool
      You're pretty like a junkie
      But I bet you kick like a mule

      Won't you meet my little friend
      You wanna see my face again


    2017/03/31 - FMD

    01. “I See Her Pretty Face” – Grand Prix’sEccentric Soul Vol. 4: the Big Mack Label
    02. “P. Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up) – ParliamentMothership Connection
    03. “I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man” – PrinceSign O’ The Times
    04. “Happy To See Me” – Hop AlongPainted Shut
    05. “Where It Begins” – Martin SextonThe American
    06. “Gospel” – The NationalBoxer
    07. “After Hours” – A Tribe Called QuestPeople’s Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm
    08. “Advance Upon The Real” – Perfect PussySay Yes To Love
    09. “Someday” – Middle BrotherMiddle Brother
    10. “Into The Open” – Heartless BastardsAll The Time


  3.     a. Great Horned Owl “Pair Duetting” (Cornell Essential Set)
    1. Low “Spanish Translation” Ones and Sixes
    2. Mix Master Mike “Radiation” Anti-Theft Device
    3. Jan St. Werner “Molono” Miscontinuum Album
    4. Sigur Rós “Svefn-g-englar” Ágætis Byrjun
    5. Jan St. Werner “Feed Opener” Blaze Color Burn

    6. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy “No More Workhorse Blues” Bonnie 'Prince' Billy Sings Greatest Palace Music
    7. Kornél Korvács “Pop” The Bells
        b. American Kestrel “'Klee-klee-klee' calls” (Cornell Master Set)
    8. Auetchre “Lost” Anti EP
    9. Meat Puppets “The Adventures of Pee Pee the Sailor” Taste of the Sun EP
    T. Emot “Trees for Our Lungs” Trees & Claws EP

  4. The Best Cover of All Time is clearly "Why They Hide They Bodies Under My Garage?" by Girl Band (original by Blawan):

    I didn't post the video because maybe it's NSFW. I know there's a dead body awaiting autopsy.

    Original, by Blawan SelectShow
  5. Yeah, I didn't follow up sorry. I was going to talk about the big record sale at the Richfield VFW tomorrow. If you want to collect vinyl, this is the place. I've been picking up a bunch of single lately.

    1. Walkin' After Midnight -- Cowboy Junkies -- The Trinity Session
    2. Carry The Zero -- Built To Spill -- Keep It Like A Secret
    3. Still In Rome -- Boston Spaceships -- Brown Submarine
    4. Less Active Railroad -- Guided By Voices -- Suitcase 4: Captain Kangaroo Won the War
    5. Ash Ript Telecopter -- Robert Pollard -- Lord of the Birdcage
    6. The Plan -- Built To Spill -- Keep It Like A Secret
    7. Surgical Focus -- Guided By Voices -- Human Amusements At Hourly Rates
    8. The Cabbage -- Teenage Fanclub -- Thirteen
    9. You Can Fly Anything Right -- Guided By Voices -- The Bears for Lunch
    10. The Well And The Lighthouse -- Arcade Fire -- Neon Bible

    B1. Metropolis -- The Pogues -- If I Should Fall From Grace With God
    B2. They -- Guided By Voices -- Delicious Pie & Thank You For Calling

    Wow, six GBV or GBV-related tracks. All kind of obscure ones at that.

  6. More about Dylan with the MN-centric cuts from an interview posted Wed:

    On Minneapolis when he first arrived there in 1959

    Minneapolis and St. Paul – the Twin Cities, they were rock and roll towns. I didn’t know that. I thought the only rock and roll towns were Memphis and Shreveport. In Minneapolis they played northwest rock and roll, Dick Dale and the Ventures, the Kingsmen played there a lot, The Easy Beats, The Castaways, all surf bands, high voltage groups. A lot of Link Wray stuff like “Black Widow” and “Jack the Ripper.” … The Twin Cities was surfing rockabilly – all of it cranked up to ten with a lot of reverb; tremolo switches. …, “Surfin' Bird” came out of there a little while later, it didn’t surprise me.

    The rest of the interview about Dylan ... by Dylan.

    1. Okay, one more Dylan item, then I'll get back under the stairs. From this same interview:

      For The New Basement Tapes, T Bone Burnett put together a group with Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Jim James, Marcus Mumford and Taylor Goldsmith, to finish songs based on old lyrics of yours. Did you hear any of those songs and say, “I don’t remember writing that?”

      Did you say Taylor Swift?

      Taylor Goldsmith.

      Yeah, OK. No, I don’t remember writing any of those songs. They were found in an old trunk which came out of what people called the Big Pink house in Woodstock,
      mostly lyrics left over when we were recording all those Basement Tapes songs.
      T Bone said he could do something with them, said he could finish them. I didn’t remember anything about them. For years I thought we’d used them all.

  7. I am going to have to check out these Dylan Standards. Thanks for the tip.

    Also, speaking of covers again, one of the "suggested covers" from the topic a few weeks occurred to me... I would love for Ray LaMontagne to cover any Jim Croce song.

    1. I found this ranking of Dylan's standards. I've enjoyed the heck out of the few I've now heard. I was hoping for a few more of Sinatra's hits, but that isn't usually how covers work, is it?

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