Robin Russell (rrussell8) Thu 21 Jun 07 06:42
Row Jimmy > Shakedown! Great idea! One thing I have not seen is an examination of Wake of the Flood as a kind of concept album. Garcia chuckled that Anthem of the Sun was mixed for the hallucinations. When WotF was released we (the circle of explorers I knew) concluded that it was a route map. We found it highly effective, at least as good as the sonic maps we assembled. For example, the Jeff Beck Group version of Goin' Down was a favourite way to kick the door down. I rate WotF the ultimate GD studio album, the one where the album form is most exploited to the boundaries of its capability, notwithstanding the fact that the collections of songs on WD and AB get all the attention and Anthem is hailed for its innovations.
streaming irreverent commentary (pauli) Thu 21 Jun 07 08:35
I'm with you on Wake of the Flood. It's my favorite GD studio album and really does hold together as an album. I also have very vivid memories of the first time I heard it. I went downtown in San Luis Obispo, where I was living at the time to pick it up, then several friends and I listened to it on our front porch drinking tequila sunrises on a beautiful sunny afternoon.
David Dodd (ddodd) Thu 21 Jun 07 14:57
Maybe we should add "album" topics to this discussion, so that the gestalt of songs on any given studio album can be explored in context. Or is that too much?
Robin Russell (rrussell8) Fri 22 Jun 07 07:02
Too much? Of a good thing? I recall Richard Neville in his seminal work, Playpower, stating that the good things in life were worth endlessly repeating, not that that is entirely relevant in this case, but it is worth repeating, though perhaps not endlessly, for those who have not read this masterpiece by one of the editors of the legendary Oz magazine and a successful defendant in the celebrated 1971 London obscenity trial for the Schoolkids Issue. Neville defended himself, while the other two editors were represented by John Mortimer, creator of Rumpole of the Bailey. The examples of things worth endlessly repeating that Neville used were sex and something else, now what was that other thing ...
David Gans (tnf) Fri 22 Jun 07 08:56
Do it, David!
from JONATHAN GAL (tnf) Fri 22 Jun 07 08:56
Jonathan Gal writes: Or, maybe Row Jimmy>They Love Each Other .... which seems to have a similar "funk" to it, though at faster pace. This TLEO is sweet, puts a double twist in my step ... <http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-02-15.sbd.hall.1580.sbeok.shnf>
David Dodd (ddodd) Tue 24 May 11 15:48
Posted on behalf of Galileo Orland (exactly as received....): levee doing the doe pas o. song is about flooding on the river. ask the time baby i dont know shows the repetive na ture of flood ing on the mississ ippi the kevee doing the doe pas o is the le ee swaying to and fro and about to break. there is more, much more, but enough for noe. listen to the song during the spring tours. all graceful instruments will br knwn. iGalileo
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