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Slide Away will always be my all-time favorite.

 0Posted on Aug 30th | re: Definitely Maybe Turns 20 (53 comments)

For what it’s worth, I don’t think it’s a coincidence that Oasis’s debut Definitely Maybe came out on the same date – 28 years apart – as The Beatles’ final “official concert” at Candlestick Park – which Consequence of Sound wrote about Friday, complete with audio of a cassette copy of said legendary concert. Just some food for thought.

Helmet is Seattle music? Funniest thing I’ve heard all day.

Well, thanks to a Rolling Stone write-up of last night’s pretty darn good performances by Jack and company, I can answer my own question (sort of): that violinist is Lillie Mae Rische, former lead singer of some country group of siblings known as Jypsi.

Lookin’ forward to the tour now.

Actually, the title track was performed for TV; “Just One Drink” was the bonus performance. Also, anybody know who is in Jack White’s band on these performances, especially his violinist? I had my eyes on her more than Jack. :)

 +5Posted on Jun 6th | re: Purple Turns 20 (61 comments)

I will always remember the period of time Purple came out, as it coincided with my graduation from 8th grade (and the notorious chase for OJ Simpson). I was more excited about getting this awesome brand new album on cassette than any graduation present. :)

I will always maintain that as much as Weiland sounds like Vedder on Core, the only song that STP wrote in that era (1992-1994) that truly sorta imitated Pearl Jam was “Big Empty,” due to some of its well-chosen guitar chord structures, ones that sound like a slower-paced “Porch.” It’s still awesome for a slow song and Purple still is my (and am sure countless others’) fav STP record.

Saying “Everlasting Gaze” and “Stand Inside Your Love” are “lesser rewrites” of anything, let alone “Zero” and “Tonight, Tonight” is way off. And as far as Oceania goes, I love it as a whole album experience. It’s decent at worst, a gem of an album at best. (There’s really no need to go there but if you wanted to take a more accurate jab regarding “rewrites” though, “Age of Innocence” doesn’t sound much like “Tonight, Tonight” but it pretty much recycles its main verse (drum) beats, while “The Chimera” has a great main riff, but it is a lot like the mid-section of “Frail & Bedazzled.” Seriously though, who cares? They’re all solid songs, on their own merits.)

Correct. (Chris hasn’t corrected it though, and his wrong spelling of Jimmy Chamberlin – he has it “Chamberlain.”)

 +1Posted on May 15th | re: Failure - "Come Crashing" (2 comments)

As much as I dig this new track, I still have to go with their cover of Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy The Silence” as my fav Failure recording. These guys were friggin’ brilliant. And their next album will probably be too. Great to see them back!

Did you skip over Billy’s first paragraph? It was Jeff who encouraged Billy to bring T Lee into the band for the album. My guess is that Byrne will drum on the other new album (when he’s not with his other band, Bearcubbing).