A Loner, A Rebel
- Nov 20, 2008
- Reaction score
Hot take: Too Low For Zero is my favorite Elton John album.
That's interesting because So Much for the Afterglow was huge. Those videos were on MTV nonstop. And Song from an American Movie, Vol 1 is my personal favorite. It had "Wonderful," which was actually their biggest hit.First off, Sparkle and Fade is just flat out great. I saw Everclear multiple times while supporting it and enjoyed them. As for anything after that, I will have to take your word for it, because I can't name any songs or albums, which is my whole point. They just didn't get much traction.
Conversely, Lemonheads fans chimed in with favorites and classics from 3 albums in short order.
As a uniter not a divider, I will check out some other Everclear work. I did see Alexikas solo opening for someone at 1st Ave in the '00s, I remember liking the stuff I wasn't familiar with, plus he's a solid DJ/host when I hear him on Sirius/XM.
So there, take that.
It wasn't on the original pressing, and Dando had said he doesn't like the song and wished they hadn't recorded it, but as it turned out I can't imagine the album without it, and I can't imagine it ending with Frank Mills. For an add-on, it's a perfect closing track.
That's interesting because So Much for the Afterglow was huge. Those videos were on MTV nonstop. And Song from an American Movie, Vol 1 is my personal favorite. It had "Wonderful," which was actually their biggest hit.
I imagine it going like this: Childhood to 1992 all good. 1993-1999 missing due to not remembering any of it. 200-Present all good."was" or "is"?
He does have a new memoir coming out, Rumors of My Demise, due out in 2022. Also in an interview to promote the re-release of Lovey, he said he does have a bunch of new songs written.
Hot take: Mitch Mitchell is the best rock & roll drummer of all time.
No doubt Moon and others like Peart are among the greats. But it's the jazz sensibilities that set Mitchell apart for me. Hendrix hired him because he could match Hendrix's improvisations. Mitchell could bang it out with the best of them and then dial it back with something like on Angel.Aaargh! Keith Freakin' Moon is -and always will be - the greatest freakin' drummer of all time.
John Bonham is up there on the list, and Charley Watts is underrated.
But Keith is the best. go back and watch any live Who material and focus on Moon. The guy was a genius. and a roaring drunk. and crazy. And the heart and soul of one of the greatest live bands of all time. I only saw the Who in concert once, and that was after Keith died, so I got the Kenny Jones version - good, but not the same. At least I saw them before the Ox died.
And BTW - John Entwhistle is the greatest bass player of all time, and it's not even close.
although Berry Oakley gets points just for the bass intro to "Whippin' Post."
Moon is my guy on the drums, but are there any Ginger Baker stans here?