Well... It's been a couple of weeks since I did a bunch so... and I felt like I "needed" to get some stuff out there. Every time I have a few minutes though I've just not concentrated on picking music for the thread as I've hit many of the "high points" so it's more work to come up with stuff, even stuff I like, as I'm trying to not focus on top favorites but more things I like that don't get frequent listens.
Oh I agree wholeheartedly and may just start posting aggregate comments as opposed to individual at this point. I'll still sample everything posted and read all comments as I learn a lot that way.Well... It's been a couple of weeks since I did a bunch so... and I felt like I "needed" to get some stuff out there. Every time I have a few minutes though I've just not concentrated on picking music for the thread as I've hit many of the "high points" so it's more work to come up with stuff, even stuff I like, as I'm trying to not focus on top favorites but more things I like that don't get frequent listens.
These are all great, too. I somewhat struggled with just which few songs to use and settled on a sampling from across his career. It was hard not to include "Pretty Paper" but I'll just save it for a Christmas Season post (or 7 or 8).Willie is another one of those prolific artists you cant really sum up in just a few songs, so here are a few more...
Yea these all have the same sanitized, over produced studio sound. Not that it's bad but it doesn't really separate itself from other material of that period enough to be noteworthy.Here's a "Progressive Metal" band that we've ignored. They got their start in the 80s and some material has that distinctive 80s production sound in spite of them being "metal."
Queensryche - "Eyes Of A Stranger":
Queensryche - "Empire":
Queensryche - "Silent Lucidity":
Now that's what I'm talking about! These all have that raw sound that just oozes energy. I enjoyed Living After Midnight the most with You've Got Another Think Coming running a close second.And we mentioned Judas Priest several times but as best as I can tell, no one posted anything from the group. I posted Pat Boone's cover of "You've Got Another Thing Coming" but not the original so...
Judas Priest - "You've Got Another Thing Coming":
Judas Priest - "Breaking The Law":
Judas Priest - "Living After Midnight":
I'd heard a few of these songs but it doesn't matter. Willie is in that rare category for me of a man who can simply do no wrong. I can enjoy practically any song from him as his voice is classic and unique but my main admiration comes from his masterful dispatching of the IRS when he released The IRS Tapes.Another artist that's been ignored is Willie Nelson. My wife prefers country music but can't stand Willie. I've always liked his material - things he's written for others as well as his recordings.
Willie Nelson & Waylon Jennings - "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to Be Cowboys":
Willie Nelson - "If You've Got the Money I've Got the Time" (this was also a big hit for Lefty Frizzell in 1950 who cowrote the song with his then manager, Jim Beck):
Willie Nelson - "On the Road Again":
Willie Nelson - "Always On My Mind":
Willie Nelson w/Snoop Dogg, Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson - "Roll Me Up"
The band recorded three tracks with pop producers Stock-Aitken-Waterman – two originals "Runaround" and "I Will Return" and a cover of The Stylistics' hit "You Are Everything. However, they were ultimately not included on this album due to a management decision. Pete Waterman calls them "probably the best tracks we ever did" and admits that "I occasionally dig the record out and play it to people, and they're amazed that we made heavy metal." Around this time, Glenn Tipton also recorded guitar solos for songs by another Stock-Aitken-Waterman produced artist, Samantha Fox, and was officially credited on the track "Spirit of America".