|Genesis - The Carpet Crawlers|
(Feb 03, 2011 - 11:12)
|Bill's a genius - this is exactly why I love RP! To go from Coltrane to Genesis in a dozen seamless steps, just amazing. By the way, my year and a half year old dog is named "Trane", and the new puppy is named "Gabe". Coltrain and Peter Gabriel indeed. Now just toss in a Bob Marley for my deceased year or so ago lab "Marley" and I'll be set.|
|Khachaturian - Sabre Dance|
(Aug 06, 2010 - 11:21)
|Bill's the master. Had me dancing to Mambo, now I'm just smiling and shaking my head!|
|Genesis - Firth Of Fifth|
(May 28, 2010 - 16:06)
|Second that re prog rock. Like it or not. I love Genesis with Gabriel, Van Der Graf Generator, King Crimson... Those were the (smoky, hazy, somewhat vague) days, eh?|
Haha, you're RIGHT. But it's also a masterpiece, which is why I'm giving it a 10. But don't go by me...I also love Van der Graaf Generator, the most extreme load of overblown, pretentious crap in history!
(The original VdGG was the best, most intense rock band of ALL TIME, IMHO...lol)
The best thing about this song is Steve Hackett's incredible guitar solo.
It's called PROG, dude. You have to go with the flow or you're obviously gonna hate it!
|Mark-Almond - The City|
(Jan 25, 2010 - 08:15)
|Bill, thanks for RP!|
I was the only one I knew who loved Mark Almond, all my friends thought it was weird. RP shows me a whole world of 'good' taste. I'm at home here.
|Michael Franks - B'wana He No Home|
(Aug 25, 2009 - 09:40)
| yofitofu wrote:|
This makes me crave some Marc Almond!
NO NO NO Marc Almond had some real soul, none of this wishy washy smooth crap.
|Michael Franks - B'wana He No Home|
(Aug 25, 2009 - 09:39)
|See you guys start bashing Michael Franks the other day, and now look, Bill goes ahead and plays him. Apologize so that he won't play him any more!|
|Ludovico Einaudi - Andare|
(Aug 20, 2009 - 08:10)
|Ok, great reference and pulled out at the right time, even if the song was in another key. Spinal Tap provided some of the most excellent quotes for all ages.|
The quote is from my buddy Nigel Tufnel, you'll find it in the Rockumentary 'Spinal Tap'. Here is the full quote:
"It's part of a trilogy, a musical trilogy I'm working on in D minor which is the saddest of all keys, I find. People weep instantly when they hear it, and I don't know why."
|Gotan Project - Queremos Paz|
(Aug 18, 2009 - 09:33)
|Great to hear this on RP. This is one of those songs I stumbled upon back in the glory days of free music on Kazaa, I've loved it ever since.|
|Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones|
(Aug 18, 2009 - 09:31)
|Tom Waits is a master storyteller, perfect lyrics. But also a very strong instrumental sense, there's no one who can write a song like him. Not to mention that voice!|
|Peter Gabriel & Friends - Whole Thing|
(Aug 14, 2009 - 10:13)
|I have loved Peter Gabriel's music from way back in Genesis days. I would have loved to see him in costume singing Watcher of the Skies. But of course he's one of those great artists that has matured while staying true to his vision - the sound (and costumes!) are different but that voice, always there! And such interesting partnerships over time.|
|Ungar, Mason & friends - Ashokan Farewell|
(Aug 14, 2009 - 09:38)
|Caught me offguard in the playlist, but as it went on my heart ached with those sweet strings. Ahhh, that's why we have Bill back there pulling the strings. Great job again today!|
|Traffic - Freedom Rider|
(Aug 10, 2009 - 12:11)
|This whole side of the album flows together so well, a perfect 22 min (or whatever). Glad you played them back to back (or are you like the old time DJ's where you forgot to hit the switch so its gonna play the whole side and then we'll get to hear the scritchity scratchity till you get back from the john?)|
|Snow Patrol - Set The Fire To The Third Bar|
(Aug 10, 2009 - 10:05)
|I know its gotten overplayed but it catches my attention every time. I gave it a 10 - I think it will still be fantastic in 20 years, those harmonies that add to the tension, just perfect.|
|Van Morrison - Into The Mystic|
(Aug 07, 2009 - 10:23)
|Oh man rock my gypsy soul. Top 10 of all time for sure. |
Speaking of Van, he's one of those true artists who's work goes on forever. My wife and I were so touched at our son's wedding when the first song was Tupelo Honey - the same song that we played first at our wedding (he hadn't known that though). Big smiles all around. And of course Into the Mystic was on the playlist for soon after, as was Moondance. Great stuff!
|Traffic - Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys|
(Aug 07, 2009 - 08:51)
|I love early Traffic, and this one is one of the greats. My sister bought me their album (with the weird cut album cover) because I had played sax in middle school and this was one of the few bands that had sax and flute. But what guitar! And a wonderful groove the piano sets down counterpointed with the bass and drums. |
All that's missing is the pops and scratches, one of my most played vinyls.
|Miles Davis - The Pan Piper|
(Jul 30, 2009 - 14:36)
|I just started listening a couple days ago, and what a find - I'm a total RP convert (goodbye pandora robots). The only thing that was missing was some nice jazz, and I just emailed Bill a bit ago about that. I'd love to hear some more of this super-tasteful as well as brilliant musically stuff. Love this Miles album, but then again I love any Miles (or Trane or ...)|