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  • Music Marathon Update #1

    Set 6 2005, 20h54

    Last night, inspired by Feanor's recent marathons of Judas Priest and Iron Maiden, I polled my LiveJournal friends to figure out what I should attempt a marathon listening for. It was a tie between Peter Gabriel & Tangerine Dream.

    At the moment, I'm only about 5.5 listening-hours into my marathon. I made a smart playlist containing all the tracks by both artists (and, in the case of Peter Gabriel, also included tracks he guested on). I sorted that list by release date, where I had it, which meant I played the untagged tracks first. Got out a lot of Gabriel singles, remixes and rarities right away. Then a double-album bootleg of live Tangerine Dream. This morning kicked off finishing off that album, then into the first and second Peter Gabriel albums. I've never been a big fan of either Peter Gabriel (Car) or Peter Gabriel (Scratch). Here Comes the Flood is really the only track that off of them that I go out of my way to listen to. On the other hand, now I'm up to the first of the German albums, the remake of Peter Gabriel (Melt). I really dig the german albums. After first german album is the english version of Melt, then my first date-tagged Tangerine Dream, their soundtrack to Thief.

    Still 28.5 hours of tracks to listen to, so it will be a few days before I'm out...
  • Them Changes

    Ago 23 2005, 2h37

    I first became aware of Them Changes as the opening track to the Samuel L. Jackson flick, Formula 51. But it's popped up a fair number of odd places. Like in the middle of a Jaco Pastorius bass solo on the bootleg Honestly: Solo Live, not to mention the end of Hiram Bullock's cover of "Higher Ground" on Manny's Carwash. Just a good tune. I came across a Jimi Hendrix documentary on cable a while back that covered the Band of Gypsies era, and I have some bootlegs of the BoG playing the track with Jimi jamming and Buddy Miles taking the vocals from the drum kit.

    No real content here. Just a shout out.
  • Woot

    Ago 17 2005, 17h06

    I've got Neighbors and Overall Charts today!!! (4 days after joining...)
  • Color me amused

    Ago 14 2005, 2h16

    The #1 Robert Fripp track that people listen to is Here Comes the Flood, a Peter Gabriel song that Gabriel rerecorded for Exposure.