not so much into the ambient stuff, but the first two Roxy Music LPs and the first two solo LPs are still favorites of mine -
of those, it would be difficult to choose between For Your Pleasure and Taking Tiger Mountain.
Jawbox were great. I wish I'd been able to see them on their reunion tour in 2019 - the clips I've seen look like they still have it.
In addition to all his production work, J has also had several bands since Jawbox, most notably probably Burning Airlines.
my favorite Dischord band of all time...
I'm not sure which is the most technically difficult song to play, but "Achilles Last Stand" is the hardest to cover. Just so many simultaneous parts happening in different parts of that - which to play?
I can't believe this has been discussed all weekend and the obvious solution hasn't been proffered-
Quit your job, move to the other side of the country without telling anyone, bringing only the clothes on your back and a guitar rig.
So much practice time! :beer
I'll be 45 myself this year! It's hard to know what constitutes "new" around these parts, but here's some good stuff from the past few years.
Great punked-up Marc Bolan-y stuff. Every album is a bit different.
And Ty has also made music with this cat-
excellent catchy modern psych pop. also...
more recent death metal that kicks ass - Blood Incantation record is a doozy, too.
for the slower stuff, not much piqued my interest this year, other than the SUNN records (and shows!)
Big Brave record was great, but doesn't really scratch a metal itch.
I did like the Swamp Witch LP -...
My Martin 00028vs. I'd only owned one nice acoustic before that (a Collings D1A), but that guitar is much more of a flatpicker. When I play acoustic, it's strictly fingers or thumbpick/fingerpicks.
Getting the 28 was just a total, "oh, THIS is how a guitar should play for this purpose."
more specifically, a bass heavy remix that takes the original elements of the track and adds effects intermittently - echoes, reverb, flanging, lots of high-pass filtering-
artfully applying these things to what were often single drum hits or the guitar chop.
Jamaican music is so interesting -...
Yep, tons of stuff. Trying to just name bands that haven't already been mentioned-
Comets On Fire
75 Dollar Bill
and about a zillion more.
Guitar based "rock" music has definitely become a fractured, niche-within-a-niche kind of thing...
oh wow, I didn't realize she ever played shows as just a trio since To Bring You My Love....
because count me as someone who loved Dry & Rid Of Me intensely
and was bummed with all the synths and just the general production of the TBYML and kind of tuned out.
I've popped in occasionally to check...