Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Culture Vulture

Somewhat Defensible 1 lp Purchases (never bought another piece of vinyl by any of 'em): Chicago Transit Authority, In the Court of the Crimson King, Workingman's Dead, 1st Jackson Browne, Dexy's Midnight RunningIrishmen, Pyromania, Dark Side of the Moon, Johnny Winter And Live

Critical Darlings I Just Don't Get--Richard Thompson (It all feels like stale ale), Frank Zappa (adore the first few Mother's lps, tolerate the Flo & Eddie period, despise the collegiate humor and guitar noodlings and fake jazz hackery that came after at), Allman Brothers (Every song goes down the road forever, hate double drummers, Dickie Betts is far too redneck, Duane bit the dust, Greg's a nearly comatose presence and singer, and Ronnie Van Zandt wrote way better songs)

Yeah I Bought Because, Well You Had To, But I Never Really Listened: Eno's wallpaper muzak, Joni' Mitchell's Pissing on Summer Lawns and Into My Ears, Sex Pistols ( sure they had the attitude and the fashion down, but the record remains a punk pastiche, and The Clash did it all better (along with the attitude and fashion) the Ramones truly believed and had humor, and Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers did all of the above and also had one of those much-loved historic flameouts on par with the Pistols)

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