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Steve Ricciutti

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Last here Friday, 17 May 2019
Last post 17 May 2019

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16 May 2019

Who needs help with "Ebony & Ivory?" :D It's funny bc his early solo stuff is pretty good. But there's some later 70s and forward stuff that is...ugh....

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16 May 2019

I had a good laugh at your comment, Bob. I couldn't agree more on "Yellow Submarine" et al. McCartney is responsible for some of the greatest and worst songs of The Beatles. It seemed his penchant for saccharin crap carried into his solo career as well.

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15 May 2019

Wow! What a wonderful trip down memory lane! SO many bands I'd forgotten about, yet whose music I enjoyed. I miss the cowpunk era and was a big Lone Justice fan as well as a fan of other SoCal acts (Knitters/Dave Alvin), so there's so great stuff here. Thanks for the memories, Mark!

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25 Apr 2019

I'd make an argument for Chrissie Hynde as well. Even though she was in a group (The Pretenders), that first album is all about singer/songwriter/painful/confessional, etc. Just a thought

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25 Apr 2019

Great list and something I'm happy to see Soundblab embrace. For whatever it's worth, I'd add Son House, Leadbelly, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Big Bill Broonzy, Lightnin' Hopkins, and the infamous Willie Brown (although recordings of his are extremely hard to find) to the list, as well. Without the folks on your list, there'd be no rock and roll. Good stuff, Mark!

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25 Apr 2019

I think the biggest factor is when one started listening. For those on board early, the arena-rock influences felt on Document forward had to be jarring. Kevin stated it well with what he found to be the crucial elements of the band for him. I don't mind the mumbling, jangley stuff, but I also feel it had a limited shelf life and the band was simply exploring other avenues and losing interest in what made them popular.

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24 Apr 2019

You provide a unique perspective, Bob. I didn't come on board until Document, which remains my favorite. Fables took a bit, but Driver 8 is a top 20 fave song of all time, so the rest of the album grew on me. There is definitely a line of demarcation for the band, and I'm a fan of most of the stuff from Life's Rich Pageant through Monster. Never got the love for AFTP, however. One of my least favorite of the Bill Berry output. I love these lists!

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28 Mar 2019

Great list! I know I'm probably in the minority, but I've always liked Infidels. Sweetheart Like You is simply one of the prettiest songs I've ever heard, and Jokerman is excellent as well. A great album from start to finish.

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24 Nov 2018

Great review, Kevin. I came to Eno era Bowie late, via an autobiography I read in my late teens called Christiane F. It was made into a movie and the soundtrack was all trilogy including a live version of "Heroes." This was the Bowie music that made me love his work, rather than a mere casual fan.

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9 Sep 2018

I hear you on being born in the wrong country and wrong time. I would've loved to be teen living in London in the mid-70s. Also, this album is the perfect photo to sum out 60s L.A.

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