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Matthew Griffiths

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PostPosted: 12/21/2008 at 4:24 PM    Post subject: Favorite Albums link

I have little knowledge in regards to Travis Bean Guitars, although I just wanted to say thanks to all who post and take time out of their day to help others such as myself become more informed in relation to these great guitars. I'm interested in anyone's top albums. (always wanting to discover new things) you don't have to make it in list form as I have, you can just randomly list some of your favorites.

1. The Velvet Underground- White Light/ White Heat
2. Joszy and His Orchestra- Gypsy Passion
3. Van Morrison- Astral Weeks
4. The Brown Bunny Soundtrack
5. Chavela Vargas- De Mexico y del Mundo
6. The Beatles- The White Album
7. This Heat- This Heat
8. Bobby Beausoleil- Lucifer Rising
9. The Brian Jonestown Massacre- Bringing it all Back Home Again
10. YES- Tales from Topographic Oceans
11. Jandek- Chair Beside a Window
12. Daniel Johnston- 1990
13. Tindersticks- Nenette et Boni
14. The Rolling Stones- Let it Bleed
15. John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman
16. Joy Division- Closer
17. Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderley
18. The Zombies- Odessey and Oracle
19. Charles Mingus- Pithcanthropus Erectus
20. George Harrison- All Things Must Pass
21. Alexander Spence- Oar

also does anyone know who where I can find the soundtrack for The Killing of a Chinese Bookie?
thanks


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BeanDip

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PostPosted: 12/21/2008 at 8:48 PM    Post subject: RE:Favorite Albums link

http://images.google.com/.....ent=safari&rls=en-us&sa=N

YOUR MISSING THE GREATEST ALBUM OF ALL. The Zombies... that would be on my list for sure. The rest I am not sure about.

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PostPosted: 12/21/2008 at 11:55 PM    Post subject: RE:Favorite Albums link

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PostPosted: 12/22/2008 at 12:29 AM    Post subject: RE:Favorite Albums link

Matthew, great idea! Here are some of my favorite, in no order whatsoever.

Asunder - Works Come Undone
The Beatles - Abby Road
The Cure - Pornography
David Bowie - Space Oddity
Dinosaur Jr - Where You Been
Electric Wizard - Come My Fanatics
John Vanderslice - Cellar Door
Joy Division - Closer
Khanate - Khanate
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
Lou Barlow - Emoh
Melvins - Houdini
Mogwai - Come on Die Young
Mouth of the Architect - Time and Withering
Neurosis - Through Silver In Blood
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - The Boatman's Call
Nick Drake - Pink Moon
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Radiohead - OK Computer
Red Sparowes - At the Soundless Dawn
Sleep - Jerusalem
Solbakken - Klonapet
Sun Kil Moon - Ghosts of the Great Highway
The Who - Quadrophenia
Yob - Elaborations of Carbon

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Matthew Griffiths

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PostPosted: 12/22/2008 at 10:48 AM    Post subject: RE:Favorite Albums link

Mr. Gallo, i'm in awe of your collection of 30,000 lp's. It would be so nice for you to list a few " a few odd ones very much worth checking out."


These are a few others I really like.
Johnny Lytle- Moonchild
Astrud Gilberto- The Shadow of Your Smile
Mercury Rev- Deserters Songs
Charles Mingus- Mingus Plays Piano
Charles Manson- LIE
Anita O' Day- All the Sad Young Men
Lou Reed- Berlin
Krafwerk- Trans Europe Express
Roxanne Shante- Bad Sister
Big Star- Sister Lovers
Captain Beefheart- Trout Mask Replica
Syd Barett- The Madcap Laughs
The Beatles- Revolver
Ravi Shankar- Sounds of India
Elevator to the Gallows soundtrack


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PostPosted: 12/22/2008 at 12:50 PM    Post subject: RE:Favorite Albums link

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Matthew Griffiths

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PostPosted: 12/22/2008 at 1:16 PM    Post subject: RE:Favorite Albums link

Mr. Gallo,
that would be great!

my email is mwilliamg@hotmail.com

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rlrlrl

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PostPosted: 12/22/2008 at 2:32 PM    Post subject: RE:Favorite Albums link

Here's some albums and people that i like, off the top of my head:

Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand) - Banyana
Peggy Lee - anything, especially early
Too Marvelous For Words - The Songs of Johnny Mercer
Sonny Sharrock - Ask The Ages
Willy Nelson - Red Headed Stranger
William Byrd - My Lady Nevill's book (Virginals music)
Sol Hoopi - 78s
Bobby Charles - S/T
The Kinks - The Village Green Preservation Society
The Who Sell Out
Deerhoof - Apple O
Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Things to Come
Pandit Pran Nath - sings?
Chet Baker - Sings and Plays
Alvino Rey - compilation
Television - Marquee Moon
Leonard Cohen - Death Of A Lady's Man
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
Albert Ayler - My Name Is....
Pavement - Wowee Zowee
J.S. Bach - Goldberg Variations (played by Charles Rosen)
J.S. Bach - Sonatas and Partitas (Glenn Gould)
C.P.E. Bach - Sonatas on the Clavichord
Merle Travis - Folk Songs

wow I can't hardly think of any new bands to put on this list, sadly.

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TomWanderer

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PostPosted: 12/22/2008 at 3:02 PM    Post subject: RE:Favorite Albums link

Here are some that come to mind that aren't necessarily the obvious,
I figure it's redundant to mention stuff like Exile on Main Street, Zuma, Funhouse, etc.

Sir Lord Baltimore-Kingdom Come
Fields-Fields (UNI 1969)
Bo Diddley-Have Guitar Will Travel (and others)
J.B. Hutto and his Hawks with Sunnyland Slim-Hawk Squat
Magic Sam-West Side Guitar Wizard
Black Flag-The Process of Weeding Out
Impressions-This Is My Country
King Crimson-Larks Tongues
Davie Allan And The Arrows-Wild Angels Soundtracks 1 and 2
Demon Fuzz-Demon Fuzz
Fela Kuti-Coffin For Head Of State
George Duke-Feel
John McLaughlin-Devotion (also Extrapolation and My Goals Beyond and of course Mahavishnu..)
Pharaoh Sanders-Karma
Randy California-Kaptain Kopter and the Fabulous Twirly Birds
...Etc etc...



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BeanDip

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PostPosted: 12/22/2008 at 6:55 PM    Post subject: RE:Favorite Albums link

I can not make a judgement on an entire album. I could say I like the white album. but I only really like two songs and the album artwork. Here are my top 12 singles instead. Berlin??? Lou Reed????? there is reason it took so long to reissue it! Its Garbage! Stop Reading Mojo and Rolling stone. Its Ok to like a song thats less than 30 years old.

The Clash- Straight to Hell
Donovan -Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
Grand master Flash- White Lines
The Jam-Thats Entertainment
Jarvis Cocker-Quantum Theory
The Trash Men-Surfin Bird.
Men at work- Overkill
John lennon-Cold Turkey
Beach Boys- Wind Chimes
Tin Machine-Baby Universal
Morrissey- Certain People I know
Frank Zappa-Wowie Zowie
Body Count-Cop KIller







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Matthew Griffiths

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PostPosted: 12/22/2008 at 7:21 PM    Post subject: RE:Favorite Albums link

BeanDip,

I don't read Rolling Stone, Mojo, or any music magazine. (I listed Berlin because I like the album; I can listen to Berlin without skipping through and I especially find "Caroline Says II" to be a beautifully written and performed song.) I never said Berlin was the greatest album of all time, I listed a number of different albums; I wasn't trying to be hip listing older material. What I have listed are what I listen to on an day to day basis.
Also what are the two songs you like from The White Album?

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BeanDip

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PostPosted: 12/22/2008 at 7:38 PM    Post subject: RE:Favorite Albums link

Sorry Brother. Its just that "Berlin" is such a safe "on every critics list" kind of album and I hate it. I am sure you are a happening guy and respect to you for sharing your favorites! I just get tired of hearing it and over hearing hipsters in Brooklyn and LA talk about it when its so average. That and metal machine music! BARF! I love "Happiness Is a Warm Gun" and "I'm So Tired" from the white album. Other than that the white album is ok. The super talent John should have left the rest of the no talent elevator music making Beatles behind.

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rlrlrl

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PostPosted: 12/22/2008 at 11:07 PM    Post subject: RE:Favorite Albums link

Hi BeanDip -- one of the things about this silly forum is that we try to keep it positive. This is a nice thread about the music that people like, not a place to express holier-than-thou opinions. That said, your opinions, which you state as though they were fact, are fine as opinions. But I will suggest that you misunderstand Metal Machine Music, as do most people, and I also suggest that if you want to understand it, which you probably don't, you might do some research on the history of minimalism in the scheme of 20th century classical composers, for instance how the Fluxus movement helped create La Monte Young's compositions as a [negative or positive] response to John Cage's response to Serialism's dead end. Metal Machine Music fits nicely into that narrative. This is getting off topic, so anyway I think you ought to please limit your responses to albums you like, not your uninformed negative judgements of other peoples' taste. And if you think that it's ironic that I seem negative in my contrary reply, well, "vicious -- you hit me with a flower." cheers.

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rlrlrl

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PostPosted: 12/22/2008 at 11:08 PM    Post subject: RE:Favorite Albums link

alas I reread your posts BeanDip and I guess they're not as negative as I had thought. But man, the BARF comment really got me the wrong way. later folks.

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BoulderBean

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PostPosted: 12/23/2008 at 9:22 AM    Post subject: RE:Favorite Albums link

This type of thread always degenerates into silly, unresolvable arguments about taste. Talk about boring reading.....(although I dig Mingus)

Since this is a Travis Bean focused site, what about a list of favorite albums where a Bean was (or was likely) to have been featured? Maybe not even favorites...on what albums (good or bad) have Travis Bean instruments been featured at all?

I have a few guesses, but there are folks on this site who probably know far better.

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rlrlrl

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PostPosted: 12/23/2008 at 9:41 AM    Post subject: RE:Favorite Albums link

;) Actually I'd really like to hear what other stuff people are into. I bet there's some unusual listening, and some great "safe" listening too. Sometimes I find that I get so wrapped up in guitars that I forget about music, which is not a good thing. hooray for music.

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PostPosted: 12/23/2008 at 11:45 AM    Post subject: RE:Favorite Albums link

Hey GREAT call on the Donovan LP. Is not that album called "Open Road"? One GREAT LP.
I'll drop a few off the top of my head and will stay within the years of my life, 1967. This way I won't overlook LPs that deserve to be on there like Ornette Coleman, Django Rheinhardt (sp?) Charlie Christian, Woodie Guthrie, Loius Armstrong, etc....and will stay within the realm of "pop" or rock and roll:

Quicksilver Messenger Service (1st LP self titled)
Jorma Kaukonen- "Qua"
The Ventures "In Space"
Jefferson Airplane "Surrealistic Pillow"
Grateful Dead "Live Dead"
Grateful Dead "Aoxomoxoa"
Bob Dylan (could be 3 or 4 so I'll just pick 1) "Blood on the Tracks"
Leo Kotke "6 & 12 string Guitar"
Jimi Hendrix "Axis Bold as Love" (again, could have picked 1 of 3)
Rolling Stones "Sticky Fingers" (I guess you gotta give them one, same as next, though I'm not the biggest Beatles fan)
Beatles "Sgt. Peppers"
......so many more. I suppose you would have to put a Metallica and a Nirvana LP, though I don't know which ones because I'm not a fan, though have much respect. So many more. Who did that album, "have Twangy guitar will Travel", or something like that. I love guitar bands like the Ventures and the Shadows. I'm sure I'll think of a ton more.
Thanks, fun post and I will definitely be checking out some of these other suggestions.
-John

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PostPosted: 12/23/2008 at 12:16 PM    Post subject: RE:Favorite Albums link

Big 1s on Aoxomoxoa and Surrealistic Pillow! I love those records. You told me to check out Live/Dead a long time ago, and I keep trying, but for some reason they sound really out of tune to me, in a way that they don't on some other Dead bootlegs. Am I just making it up, hearing things?!

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JohnBR

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PostPosted: 12/23/2008 at 4:47 PM    Post subject: RE:Favorite Albums link

LOL. I always compare the G.D. to scotch whisky. "It's an aquired taste". Maybe you have to be on shrooms? But, it is possible they are out of tune at times. I don't really hear it though. That was the very first live recorded LP that was done on a 16 track board. Ampex I believe. If not mistaken, that same board (owned by G.D.) recorded the great Allman Bros album "Live At The Fillmore". Another LP that should be on the list.
add the Beach Boys "Pet Sounds" and the Doors "LA Woman" as well
-pce,
John
PS- On the album Live Dead Jerry used a 1967 SG with Bigsby. Released 1970/71

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JohnBR

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PostPosted: 12/23/2008 at 5:36 PM    Post subject: RE:Favorite Albums link

WOW! rlrlr, I just put on Live Dead and YES, Phil (bass) is at least out of tune for part of Darkstar. Jerry tunes down then back up at one point. Remember though, this album is a snapshot of a time when this music was as loose as it got. That is part of the charm to me. SO trippy though. Just imagine being there on some good Owsley acid. It was all about the moment and the crowd and band dancing as one.
Remember, this is an opinion. I will not be insulted if you tell me you think the album SUCKS. I have been hearing it my whole life.

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WillyMcJammin

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PostPosted: 12/23/2008 at 11:12 PM    Post subject: RE:Favorite Albums link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-ZOjZztGzs

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rlrlrl

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PostPosted: 12/23/2008 at 11:19 PM    Post subject: RE:Favorite Albums link

yes yes yes what a great record!!!

John -- when I was on tour last year for several months, we had a Sirius satellite radio in the van, a real lifesaver. There's a 24-hour station that's all GD all the time. We heard a lot, cause the van dj was a big fan. I got really into it, I must admit. But I don't know where to find good live shows nowadays --- I know you heads have yr sources. Sorry to hijack the thread a bit.

Lemme add another favorite:

Townes Van Zandt - Live At The Old Quarter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ya7XmRipoCE


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JohnBR

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PostPosted: 12/24/2008 at 5:49 AM    Post subject: RE:Favorite Albums link

rlrl- well, if you are looking for solid live shows, the Dead started opening their vault several years back and vault Master Dick Lavatla had the honor of choosing shows. You can't go wrong with any of those. Dick's Picks 1 through about 35 now. G.D. recently sold their catalog to Rhino who now does these "fall tour '82" or whichever year releases on which they take highlites from certian tours. This does not sit well with many 'heads because we like to hear A SHOW, from start to finish.
There is also a site called www.archive.org that is like a library to "recording friendly bands". Until a year or two ago you could download or stream every show that had been recorded (over 90%) and several versions of each show. Then, (it was either Phil or Bob. Can't remember which) pulled the plug on soundboards. Now, you can still get audience recordings, some of which are better than a soundboards.
Then, there is the old fashoned way to contact a friend and ask him to burn you a small stack of his favorite shows (hint, hint).
Also, if you want to see and hear the Dead in action, I can't recomend enough the 1977 release of "THE GRATEFUL DEAD MOVIE". Opening on the same weekend as Star Wars did not help it, but it has been remixed with extras and is a great portrait of what a Dead show was like in 1974 at Winterland arena in San Francisco. AWESOME movie. Jerry himself edited and cut the film (and did an incredible cartoon sequence at the beginning) he did a VERY incredible job of showing the entire scene: the band, the audience, before the show, after the show and a GREAT flashback to "the good old days" of 1966-67. Check it out.
In Grateful Dead style of band/audience as one (they used to send us X-mas cards), when they did the remix, they sent along actual pieces from the films that were shown in theaters and then returned to the band. So you would get a strip of 10 or so cells (is that the right word Vince?) frrom the actual movies that showed in the theaters.

Mothers of Invention "Freak Out"

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