Up (was Re: Soft Boys review)
- --On Monday, September 30, 2002 1:09 PM -0400 Rob Jefferson
> The guests are relativelyWell, when you take 10 years to record an album, some of the participants
> unobtrusive and fit in well (even the Blind Boys of Alabama!), though I
> found the posthumous appearance of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan to be a bit
may die before it gets released. (On the other end of the wheel of life,
there's an article in the recent TapeOp that claims that Tchad Blake
relocated to England to mix the album and stayed so long that he met and
married a Real World engineer, and the couple has since had a child, all
prior to the release of _Up_.)
> The drum machine bits on the tracks get a little annoying, and while I'mFish, meet barrel and bullets. But I guess it's the most likely single.
> growing to like "The Barry Williams Show", it still feels out of place on
> such a serious record -- the attack on TV talk shows feels a little too
> sloppy and obvious.
Can't imagine it being much of a hit.
> (I get the feeling that David Geffen forcedOr whomever is the head of "Geffen Records" at this point. Geffen left
> Gabriel to put on something that sounded like a single, on pain of
> dropping his contract.)
years ago, and the label got folded into Interscope a while back. (That
consolidation led to Aimee Mann leaving the label.) I didn't even realize
that the album carried the Geffen imprint until you wrote this -- wonder if
there are any other new Geffen releases? Maybe the long-awaited (by
someone, somewhere) Guns'n'Roses...
> Those complaints aside, I'm pretty happy withThat's encouraging to hear. I've only heard it once and it seems too dense
> the album so far.
to judge by a cursory listening. Supposedly Peter Green's on it somewhere;
I'll have to listen closely for his guitar.