I became a fan of Live around the time Secret Samadhi came out, a dark, bleak record that seemed to come out of left field. With it’s non-sensical lyrics and emo-like themes, I think it’s brilliant and feel it still holds up. Throwing Copper on the other hand, had it’s hits but also some deeper cuts that holds the album together well; songs like “The Dam at Otter Creek”, “T.B.D.” And “Pillar of Davidson” give the album a darker edge and reminds us that Live is not just in it for the hits.
‘Throwing Copper’ should not be compared or judged by what other trends were popular in the 90s but instead be appreciated for nothing else but the music. I’m probably in the minority as someone who enjoyed this album as a whole and not just the hits.
Live’s fourth record ‘The Distance to Here’ was still good IMHO, but it was after this album that even I lost interest in the band, not as many darker-moody songs but still solid.
…God I miss the 90s.
Teenage angst has paid off well, now we’re bored and old.
Any true Dylan fan would include at least one or two of the following on their “best of Dylan” lists…
Mr Tambourine Man
Like A Rolling Stone
Simple Twist Of Fate
A Hard Rains’ a-Gonna Fall
Just Like A Woman
Masters Of War
Ok fine Stereogum, I’ll give you credit for including Idiot Wind, It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) and Visions of Johanna. I’m still scratching my head on the rest of your list, it’s as if you guys are provoking us to reply to this post…….. darn. (you got me).
I heard Kim Gordon is still available.
As Bauer’s quote stated “an Indefinite hiatus but not an official break-up”, the optimistic in me hopes they’ll come back with yet another classic album some time. Glad to see they’re being praised for their musical output over the last 10+ years.
The Walkmen will be missed.
These guys are more popular than Yeezus right now.
Do they still expect us to take them seriously? NME, c’mon.
If this isn’t a best-quality USDA-graded beef, I don’t know what is.
TIED: 1. Head Down/Like Suicide
3. Fresh Tendrils
5. Limo Wreck
6. 4th Of July
7. Rusty Cage
8. Fell On Black Days
10. Jesus Christ Pose
sounds kinky. count me in.