GatewayRedbirds.com

A Message Board Dedicated to Discussing St. Louis Cardinals Baseball!
It is currently August 20 19, 3:28 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 92 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 6, 7, 8, 9, 10  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: August 10 19, 10:54 am 
Offline
darjeeling sipping elite
User avatar

Joined: October 17 06, 11:19 am
Posts: 36739
Location: Huis Clos
Jim Carroll’s Dry Dreams would fit the Revisiting thread for me. Only had it on vinyl and haven’t heard it in years.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: August 10 19, 11:00 am 
Offline
Mayor of GRB
User avatar

Joined: April 17 06, 7:42 pm
Posts: 32755
Location: Louisville
Marshall Crenshaw's Field Day. I owned his first two albums, but the second one was my favorite of the two. Both albums had problematic production--the eponymous debut has a really slick, echo-ey production, while Steve Lillywhite's production on Field Day created a rather distracting drum sound, but the quality of the songs really holds up nicely. I still have a soft spot for this one.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: August 10 19, 11:07 am 
Offline
Mayor of GRB
User avatar

Joined: April 17 06, 7:42 pm
Posts: 32755
Location: Louisville
I'll also throw in the English Beat compilation What Is Beat? It's the only album of theirs that I ever owned, never got a cd-version of it, but listened to it again a couple of nights ago and felt proud of my younger self.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: August 10 19, 11:39 am 
Offline
darjeeling sipping elite
User avatar

Joined: October 17 06, 11:19 am
Posts: 36739
Location: Huis Clos
sighyoung wrote:
I'll also throw in the English Beat compilation What Is Beat? It's the only album of theirs that I ever owned, never got a cd-version of it, but listened to it again a couple of nights ago and felt proud of my younger self.



English Beat was big at Webster Groves HS back in the early 80s. Saw them live at Graham Chapel. You weren’t there?

They are still in my rotation. Specials too. (Pre Our House, eg One Step Beyond) Madness a bit less so.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: August 10 19, 11:47 am 
Offline
Mayor of GRB
User avatar

Joined: April 17 06, 7:42 pm
Posts: 32755
Location: Louisville
lukethedrifter wrote:
sighyoung wrote:
I'll also throw in the English Beat compilation What Is Beat? It's the only album of theirs that I ever owned, never got a cd-version of it, but listened to it again a couple of nights ago and felt proud of my younger self.



English Beat was big at Webster Groves HS back in the early 80s. Saw them live at Graham Chapel. You weren’t there?

They are still in my rotation. Specials too. (Pre Our House, eg One Step Beyond) Madness a bit less so.


No, I missed them at Graham Chapel. I missed General Public, too, which was the first band to play at the (then) new athletic facilities. Evidently, the concert was an echoing mess.

I was more mobile near the end of my stay at Wash U. Saw the Hoodoo Gurus and Love Tractor at Mallinckrodt (Katrina and the Waves was supposed to come, right when they were on the verge of a big record deal, but they got stopped at the Canada border). Also saw R.E.M. and the dB's at Graham Chapel.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: August 10 19, 4:39 pm 
Offline
There's someone in my head but it's not me
User avatar

Joined: April 18 06, 5:08 pm
Posts: 43594
Location: Clowns to the left of me. Jokers to the right. Here I am.
I always enjoy reading the various music threads. This one has been particularly good. Listening to the playlist has been fun - a lot of new music to me. For someone my age, there are a lot of albums/groups/songs that I hadn’t heard about until you guys discussed them.

One example is an album Tim mentioned a while back: Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop by STP. Had never heard of it. Only knew STP based on what was on the radio - Interstate Love Song and Vasoline. Tiny Music is now in my library and rotation. I’ve gained an appreciation for rap and hip hop that I didn’t have before (although TBH I’m not totally there yet...)

So thanks GRB. Your rediscovered albums were discoveries for me and I appreciate it.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: August 13 19, 8:48 am 
Offline
Everday Unicorn
User avatar

Joined: April 21 06, 10:14 am
Posts: 34592
Location: Austin, TX
Schoolin' with the Skalars, by Isaac Green & the Skalars. It's a great album by a great St. Louis ska band!



Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: August 14 19, 10:12 pm 
Offline
Mayor of GRB
User avatar

Joined: April 17 06, 7:42 pm
Posts: 32755
Location: Louisville


A call-out to a couple of collections from Throbbing Lobster Records that were sent to the Washington University radio station, KWUR, when I was a dj there. Albums like these were a great way to listen to an array of groups--none of whom made it big. But I played three or four of these songs on the air, and it's nice to listen to because you can pretty much guess who the big influences were on college radio in 1984.



I didn't like this album as much, but it did contain Actual Size's song "Doctor Clown," a song dear to my heart because it's the only song I know that consists entirely of corny doctor jokes.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: August 14 19, 10:19 pm 
Offline
Mayor of GRB
User avatar

Joined: April 17 06, 7:42 pm
Posts: 32755
Location: Louisville


This wasn't an album, but a single that I played a lot at KWUR during my garage-band phase. The b-side, "I'm Rode Out" is even better, but I can't locate it online.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: August 16 19, 8:54 am 
Offline
Hall Of Famer
User avatar

Joined: July 15 08, 8:24 pm
Posts: 19588
Location: Low A Minors
Fat_Bulldog wrote:
- Dr. Dre: The Chronic
- U2: Achtung Baby
- Pink Floyd: Division Bell
- Pearl Jam: Ten
- Guns N Roses: Use Your Illusion I and II
- Metallica: Black Album



Achtung Baby holds up


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 92 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 6, 7, 8, 9, 10  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group