Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Music

It seems that I ramble here about music I listen to when I work. Now it was Flamin' Groovies, a band I hadn't previously heard. Their reputation has been great, so I thought that this might be kind of stuff. Sadly, no. It was very light surfish pop, with some good melodies thrown in, but I seem to have grown out of this kind of thing. The guitar riff in "Teenage Head" (great title, BTW!) is absolutely spot on, but I think Lime Spiders played it better in their cover version (or was it Miracle Workers?).

Earlier today I listened to John Cale's collection "The Island Years". His version of "Heartbreak Hotel" was very good and impressive.


2 comments:

Todd Mason said...

I'm trying now to remember if the only Cale solo album I've gotten around to picking up so far, HONI SOIT, was an Island release...been meaning to seek out more, such as some of his "classical" work. But, then, I still haven't gone beyond vinyl with my Velvet U collection, either.

It's a bit strange...my parents would object to my listening to even the likes of the Beatles and the Kinks, music by their own contemporaries, when I was a teenager cranking the living-room stereo up to Three, perhaps Four on a ballad, and now they've begun picking up an odd Eagles album and similar items for themselves over the last decade. And HP's use of the Kinks' "Picture Book" in a relatively clever ad campaign has encouraged me to pick up a CD of THE KINKS ARE THE VILLAGE GREEN PRESERVATION SOCIETY for my father, who's decided he likes the sound quite a lot...

I won't succeed with punk rock, free jazz (of the less chamber/ECM-ism sort), nor bluegrass vocals with them in the foreseeable future, though...

Juri said...

Thanks for rambling, Todd. My parents wouldn't give in with any kind of rock music, even though my dad once said that he kind of likes Kauko Röyhkä, a Finnish artist who makes somewhat Velvet Underground influenced rock.