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Monday, August 06, 2007

JESUS PREFERS ANALOG


Yep. I'm on about Records again.


I guess it was The Beatles and Brian Wilson (among others) who made the LP format something more than a collection of songs. For whatever reason, by the late sixties, the LP had become the music industry instead of one of a number of marketing tools used to promote an act.


The LP became the act. Ask Donald Fagen.


Visionary genius brilliant types like Brian Wilson and The Beatles (and when I say The Beatles, I'm including the likes of George Martin and Geoff Emerick) saw a canvass in the LP format, and in their wake they set a standard.


It's hard to make a great record. It's nearly impossible to compete with 'Pet Sounds' or 'Revolver', but that doesn't stops folks from trying. Thank God.


My tenuous faith in God has endured due the fact that I'm convinced he had a hand in the making of certain records.


It has to be the case. It's the only explanation.


Why is 'Paul's Boutique' such an amazing record? God. He did something.


Had to be.


There are three things that make a great record.


1) The convergence of the right people in the right place at the right time.

2) Great performances of great songs.

3) God.


God visited Peter Gabriel when he made his 3rd solo record.


He must have had a hand in Motorhead's 'Ace Of Spades'


He was working the board for the recording of 'Strangers In the Night'.


There are bands that have done it without God. God never dropped by when The Stones were recording. I think he preferred to let them get on with it. The Stones are God's favorite band. It's just that it's the same for this guy.

God was with Van Morrison while he was recording the first side of 'Moondance', then he left.


He does love the Irish though, which explains 'The Joshua Tree', and 'Jailbreak'. I think Van just pissed him off.


God even makes his own records.

Comments:
I'd add Peter Case's first and second albums to the mix along with a bunch of others that I'll think of as the day goes on.

BTW, got the Dan Baird Buffalo Nickle record in the mail and listened to it on the way in this morning. It is definately as good as you've stated. I can totally understand why you like this record. He could have stole those songs from you.
 
I believe you when you write Jesus prefers analog.

I picked up a Black Eyed Peas LP and played it backward... Heard the voice of the devil lamenting the death of rock and roll and calling for fergie to kill herself.

I'm only kidding I would never waste my money on anything by the Black Eyed Peas, but I'm not kidding about the voice of the devil.

Hue
 
God's faves also include


1.It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back- Public Enemy
2. Sign O The Times- Prince
3. Fear Of A Black Planet- Public Enemy
4. The One Giveth, The Count Taketh Away- Bootsy Collins
5. Welcome To Jamrock- Junior Gong
6. Any Robert Nesta Marley, Peter Tosh or Bunny Wailer album
 
P.S.
God isn't really fond of Tom Petty.
 
I's say that certainly God had a hand in recording 'Babylob By Bus', but I think that it's a given that Bob was one of his favorites.

Last time I was in Virgin Megastore I saw Jesus picking up a copy of Tom Petty's 'Wildflowers' record, Jesus is a bit of a rebel y'see....
 
That wasn't Jesus, that was Michael Richards.
 
Well he's certainly changed his look then.
 
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