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  • in reply to: Influences #1101596
    musmus
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    Originally posted by Eugene

    These “definitions” bore me to fookin’ tears….Take these fucking definitions and stick ’em where the sun don’t shine. They are worthless….These “definitions” are anti-art, and they are certainly anti-music.


    Thanks for taking the tack out of your ass afterwards (?). Sorry I brought it up…this is precisely why I hesitated to participate. Reminds me of being called a ‘musical bigot’ after expressing a dislike for Megadeth. The definitions aren’t mine. I write music criticism professionally and, believe me, I strive to transcend cliches wherever possible and find new ways to describe what I’ve heard…it’s not always easy but, when it comes down to it, you’ve got to give people an accurate notion of what it is. Who’s anti music? Would I be here? Anti art? What is ‘art,’ anyway? I like all kinds of literature and film. Do they count? What’s your ‘defifintion?’

    in reply to: Influences #1140258
    musmus
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    quote:


    Originally posted by Eugene

    These “definitions” bore me to fookin’ tears….Take these fucking definitions and stick ’em where the sun don’t shine. They are worthless….These “definitions” are anti-art, and they are certainly anti-music.


    Thanks for taking the tack out of your ass afterwards (?). Sorry I brought it up…this is precisely why I hesitated to participate. Reminds me of being called a ‘musical bigot’ after expressing a dislike for Megadeth. The definitions aren’t mine. I write music criticism professionally and, believe me, I strive to transcend cliches wherever possible and find new ways to describe what I’ve heard…it’s not always easy but, when it comes down to it, you’ve got to give people an accurate notion of what it is. Who’s anti music? Would I be here? Anti art? What is ‘art,’ anyway? I like all kinds of literature and film. Do they count? What’s your ‘defifintion?’

    in reply to: Influences #1101542
    musmus
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    Morphine did seem very jazz to me; that’s why I didn’t consider them. Funhouse and Never Lose that Feeling/Never Learn stand out for me precisely because the ‘phones are out of context but pleasantly surprising. My humble opinion is summed up by Bruce McCulloch of Kids in the Hall who said “Jazz shmazz. I have to go that far. Jaz shmazz.” The middle of the road jazz my friend’s parents like is dull to me and the more radical free-form stuff just doesn’t move me.

    in reply to: Influences #1140204
    musmus
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    Morphine did seem very jazz to me; that’s why I didn’t consider them. Funhouse and Never Lose that Feeling/Never Learn stand out for me precisely because the ‘phones are out of context but pleasantly surprising. My humble opinion is summed up by Bruce McCulloch of Kids in the Hall who said “Jazz shmazz. I have to go that far. Jaz shmazz.” The middle of the road jazz my friend’s parents like is dull to me and the more radical free-form stuff just doesn’t move me.

    in reply to: Influences #1101530
    musmus
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    Those first two records are very different beasts indeed; I like to think that Funhouse might have something to do with the inclusion of a saxamaphone solo in Never Lose that Feeling/Never Learn. That and Funhouse (the song) and ‘1970’ (from Funhouse the album) are, to my mind, pretty much the only cool uses of that instrument in rock. Plus, ‘Dirt’ is, I think, echoed in ‘Duress’ in the sense that both are epic and build slowly to a crescendo.
    ‘Do ya feel it when you cut me?’

    in reply to: Influences #1140192
    musmus
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    Those first two records are very different beasts indeed; I like to think that Funhouse might have something to do with the inclusion of a saxamaphone solo in Never Lose that Feeling/Never Learn. That and Funhouse (the song) and ‘1970’ (from Funhouse the album) are, to my mind, pretty much the only cool uses of that instrument in rock. Plus, ‘Dirt’ is, I think, echoed in ‘Duress’ in the sense that both are epic and build slowly to a crescendo.
    ‘Do ya feel it when you cut me?’

    in reply to: Influences #1100904
    musmus
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    Hey Rocket,
    Thanks for chatting. As far as a Stooges favourite, for me it’s a coin toss between the first two (s/t and Funhouse). Raw power (3rd and final) seems to get a lot of love from people. Don’t see why personally; though the only version now in print is a remastered disc which Iggy did himself (the liner notes show him to be quite the ego monster) which is mixed really, really loud. The original apparently has more of a pop sheen (it was mixed by Bowie, I understand). Anyway, I think Magnetic Morning has got to be my fave to date as well. The Streets that Spin in particular seems to hint at a return to guitar saturation; on one of the new songs at the show, Adam was really digging into his Jazzmaster and rocking the tremolo arm; bodes well I think.

    in reply to: Influences #1139566
    musmus
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    Hey Rocket,
    Thanks for chatting. As far as a Stooges favourite, for me it’s a coin toss between the first two (s/t and Funhouse). Raw power (3rd and final) seems to get a lot of love from people. Don’t see why personally; though the only version now in print is a remastered disc which Iggy did himself (the liner notes show him to be quite the ego monster) which is mixed really, really loud. The original apparently has more of a pop sheen (it was mixed by Bowie, I understand). Anyway, I think Magnetic Morning has got to be my fave to date as well. The Streets that Spin in particular seems to hint at a return to guitar saturation; on one of the new songs at the show, Adam was really digging into his Jazzmaster and rocking the tremolo arm; bodes well I think.

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