Re: new Farrar > new Flaming Lips
> Lance Davis <lwdavis1@y...> wrote:Dave Purcell wrote:
> > I would basically agree with that, but I really do think that
> > his live shows are so samey (i.e. boring) that it might color
> > people's perceptions of his albums. Maybe not, but the moment I
> > made the decision to stop seeing him live, the better I liked
> > him <g>. Straighaways was definitely the beginning of the end
> > for me in taht regard.
> I agree, Lance. I saw SV three or four times for first couple ofgot more boring each time. I have a hard time digging bands who suck
> records, from small (Schuba's) to big (Park West) rooms, and they
> live, so I stopped going. And I've never seen Farrar solo, based onJust FWIW (and not simply to be contrary), I've felt pretty much the
> the awful reviews friends have given me. But I've been able to enjoy
> his & SV's work a lot more ever since. Geez, isn't part of the idea
> of a concert to attract people to your music? ;-)
same way you guys have about SV live ("SV live" is almost an
oxymoron). But in early 2001 I grabbed the readily-available files of
Jay Farrar performing live in the UK, and later the SEBASTOPOL demos,
and I quite liked them. When Farrar (with Mark Spencer) headlined in
St Louis last November, we made the trip (Gillian Welch was opening,
so it was a no-brainer) and I thought the live performance was really
very entertaining- way better than I expected. Blame it on the home
field advantage, increased comfort level, whatever, but that night at
least one long-time Farrar denigrator left quite happy with what he'd
paid to see. I don't know whether it makes it better or not, knowing
that he's capable of entertaining live shows, given that I wouldn't
expect to see the same thing if he was playing KC tonight (for
instance), but there you go.
np Royals 4, Twinks 3 top 8th
- Yeah, kind of! Of course, I already sold the record back, so I can't
listen to it *again* to be sure. <g>
--Jamie "gosh, that was quick" S.
--- In fearnwhiskey@y..., Lance Davis <lwdavis1@y...> wrote:
> Forgot to return to this thread ... for those of you who own the
> new Flaming Lips album and Tea for the Tillerman by Cat Stevens,
> you may be surprised to know that David is right. Fight Test
> shares a very similar melody in the verses to Father and Son.
> However, I think the Lips take the chorus (not to mention the
> song as a whole) into much deeper territory. Still ... weird ...
> >> david_michael_siegel <david_m_siegel@h...>wrote:
> >> This requires further explanation .... is there a
> >> particular Cat song you have in mind, because I really
> >> like that first song (but am not too crazy about Mr.
> >> Stevens/Islam)?
> > Listen to "Fight Test" and Stevens' "Father And Son"
> > back to back and I think you'll hear it .... David