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Post  Iago on Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:22 am

Rather than try to pull together discussions from several other threads, here is a new one with an intersting article from The AV Club regarding the Black Keys and the career direction that they have taken. I am not saying that I agree with it, but it is interesting nonetheless:

http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-black-keys-class-war-on-indierock,67602/
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Post  Seamaster on Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:06 am

What interests me is that the Black Keys' comments and the article are both a bit schizophrenic. It's like neither have quite figured out what's going on yet.

The Black Keys sound is certainly more mainstream now, which is what they appear to be aiming to achieve. As I said before, I'm happy that they're doing well, but I do miss the Black Keys sound of old.
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Post  Iago on Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:06 am

That was the thing; I am not sure precisely what the Keys are trying to argue. That said, while I certainly prefer their "older" sound, nevertheless I agree with the author of the article that we really need some well-cone old school rock to make its way onto the modern charts, and if that has to be the Keys, so be it.
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Post  Seamaster on Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:03 pm

When listening to the Keys' latest album, I am actually reminded of British rock at times.
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Post  Iago on Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:09 pm

I need to pick it up. But when I was checking Amazon for it, I felt the draw of Thickfreakness and Chulahoma. But even that draw was overpowered by some Criterion Blu-rays -- and Godzilla is a-comin' . . .

The thing that makes the issues with the modern charts less pressing is that there is so, so much older music out there that I still have not picked up -- and I have an extensive music collection. I just do not feel any pressing need to keep up with new music save for a few bands like the Keys and The Arcade Fire.
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Post  Seamaster on Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:17 pm

You'd do okay to pick up Chulahoma -- just keep in mind that it is only an EP.

I also don't keep up with current charts. I tend to prefer older stuff or stick to the bands I already like.


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Post  Iago on Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:00 pm

Nothing wrong with EPs, if the price is right. I have a few treasured EPs.
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Post  Seamaster on Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:27 am

In this case, I think it works well, as the songs on the EP don't get stale. That said, I really enjoy the music on the EP and I would have liked a few more songs, but I can appreciate why the Keys chose to keep it an EP.
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Post  Iago on Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:20 pm

The Pretenders had a classic EP that was actually called Extended Play. It had at least two classics, "Cuban Slide" and the Velvet Underground-esque "Porcelain," plus it had an amazingly intense "live" version of "Precious." For years, that was the only legitimate "live" recording that The Pretenders ever released -- until the Unplugged-era Isle of View, Chrissie Hynde felt that the only way to hear The Pretenders live was to really hear them live! But that track alone, which has never been released on CD, makes the album a collector's item.
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Post  mrblur on Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:56 pm

Unplugged MTV Nirvana... awesome CD>
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Post  Seamaster on Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:22 pm

Iago: I know the album to which you refer. I don't have a copy, but I also really liked "Porcelain" on that album. I wish I had got around to picking up a copy.

Blur: That is a good album. I actually prefer Nirvana unplugged than I do plugged.
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Post  Iago on Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:07 pm

Nirvana Unplugged is one of the best of the Unplugged shows.


Seamaster: While the live version of "Precious" is still not available, "Porcelain" and "Cuban Silde" both are on the remastered two-disc CD version of their first album. If you have not picked that up, I highly recommend it -- many of the bonus tracks are previously unreleased "live" recordings. The same thing is true of the two-disc Pretenders II -- in fact, that one has an entire live concert on the second disc.
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Post  Seamaster on Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:23 am

I haven't picked up any of the remastered CDs. Is there a particular label I should be looking at?
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Post  Iago on Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:58 am

Rhino, I think. In the case of Pretenders and Pretenders II, just make sure that you find the two-disc versions. I think that the rest of the remasters are single discs. (If you look on Amazon, they are listed as "Original Recording Remastered.")
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Post  Seamaster on Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:21 pm

Found it! I think it's Pretenders (Expanded). There is another version of the same album, unexpanded, but that one doesn't appear to have been remastered. Rather, it looks like a '83 issue.
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Post  Iago on Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:31 pm

Maybe. But there was a single disc version of the remastered Rhino set as well -- it was identical to disc one of the two-disc version. The bonus tracks are worthy, however, so do get the double. (It looks like it is significantly cheaper than it was when it first came out -- I paid over $20.)
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Post  Seamaster on Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:15 pm

Looks like I can snatch it for around the $10 mark.
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Post  Iago on Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:01 pm

There are certain disadvantages to buying some things when they first come out. On the other hand, waiting sometimes results in paying more if it goes out of print. Did I ever tell you what happned to me with the limited edition soundtrack to Batman: The Animated Series?
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Post  Seamaster on Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:04 am

No. Let me grab a coffee . . .
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Post  Iago on Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:34 pm

La La Land records released a limited edition two-disc set of music from the original Batman: The Animated Series. And by "limited," we are talking a run of 3000. The problem was that I found out about it after it was released, which of course was already too late. So I checked eBay, and the "Buy it now" pricing was over $100 -- only a couple of months after the set was released! I looked at one that had no bids on it and put in a maximum bid of $75. That was really a lark as I never for a moment thought that it would go that low. Well, unfortunately for me it did, so I had to shell out $70 plus shipping for a title that had sold for $29.99 only a couple of months earlier. I am glad that I got it -- it is a spectacular set -- but i really did not want to spend that kind of money for it!
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Post  Seamaster on Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:16 pm

So it was an oops with success?!
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Post  Iago on Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:16 pm

It was an expensive oops, even if I was ultimately happy with the results.
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Post  Seamaster on Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:32 am

Well, look at it this way: There are worse things to have blown $75 on.
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Post  Iago on Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:33 pm

Oh, and I have indeed done just that. But it really was worth it -- I have always loved the series and the music was wonderful, even in the weaker episodes.
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Post  mrblur on Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:58 am

been listening to music while working instead of talk radio, a lot more relaxing. I mix it up with some jack johnson in the morning and then some lounge tunes....

need to look into the batman anime series..

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