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SuperCreep 01.02.2010 04:12 PM

 

Torn Curtain 01.02.2010 04:38 PM

The Carpenters - Close to you (live in 1971)

sonic sphere 01.02.2010 04:46 PM

 

stu666 01.02.2010 04:57 PM

 

wellcharge 01.02.2010 05:07 PM


 


only listened a couple of times.but i think this will be one of my favorite albums ever

Dr. Eugene Felikson 01.02.2010 05:29 PM

 

Dead-Air 01.02.2010 05:42 PM

"Girlfriend is Better" - Talking Heads

Trasher02 01.02.2010 06:35 PM

 

gmku 01.02.2010 07:19 PM

Derek & the Dominos Live at the Filmore

"Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?"

cagedbird 01.02.2010 07:28 PM

 

Dead-Air 01.02.2010 07:38 PM

X first two albums.

gmku 01.02.2010 08:05 PM

Derek and the Dominos In Concert

My review:

The band is basically a stripped down version of the group that made Layla, with Eric Clapton taking something of a historic step on the occasion of these recordings (two nights in late October 1973 in the Filmore East in New York City) into his first real front man role in a live venue. He succeeds.

He leads a simple enough proposition. A four-man band: Clapton on guitar and vocals; Bobby Whitlock on keyboards and vocals; Carl Radle on bass; and Jim Gordon on drums. It's one of those simple propositions that can either hold together or fall dreadfully apart.

The glue that holds it all together is Clapton's journeyman guitar work. Clapton doesn't sound all that confident yet as a vocalist--Whitlock backs Clapton up with vocals that are not so much harmony parts as live overdubs of Clapton's melody line. And you could look at the extended instrumentals as ways the band filled in for the minimalist vocal approach. But as a player, Clapton is spectacular in solo after solo, venturing off into various styles and voices. There's none of the explosive freneticism of the Cream days; here, things are more laid back, although Clapton is still full of surprises, sharpening his attack on a number of songs and venturing into dark territory, slipping on his slide and worrying terse phrases in a nearly obsessive way.

There's some wah-wah-driven riffings, and even an extended drum solo, making this a quintessential early 1970s live album. Much as I enjoy the album, I do feel compelled to knock off a point for things running a tad too long. But hey, it was the seventies, and this was par for the course, so I'll give it that much.

It's too bad the Dominos had to end so soon. In spite of things sometimes meandering and getting lost in really long songs, the band shines on this two-hour release and show, and Clapton shows an improvisational edge and stylistic lyricism he only hints at in the studio with Layla.

Dead-Air 01.02.2010 08:31 PM

Bikini Kill first two albums

demonrail666 01.02.2010 09:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wellcharge


 


only listened a couple of times.but i think this will be one of my favorite albums ever


wOW, With a cover like that it'd need to be an incredibly good album to receive such accolades.

deflinus 01.03.2010 02:26 AM

 

stu666 01.03.2010 05:52 AM

 

The Earl Of Slander 01.03.2010 10:50 AM


 


By the first side of this (it's a triple lp version, so that's just tracks 1-3) spins out I'm fucking floored every time.

Edit: How awesome are those soulful OOOHs in the background on Squeegee Man Shooting?

noisereductions 01.03.2010 10:51 AM

^great album.

SuperCreep 01.03.2010 10:55 AM

 

sonic sphere 01.03.2010 11:50 AM

 


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