Still, its success was 100% reliant on previous Linkin Park and not its own quality. Partly a love letter to his hometown, he co-wrote the number with Ian Cook — from Glaswegian group Chvrches — on the street where Simple Minds first rehearsed. From the first power chords and fucking rad base line and rhythmic drumming I was hooked. This has clearly not escaped singer Kerr and co-founder guitarist Charlie Burchill, who have just gathered together the various folk who constitute Simple Minds these days for an slightly forced but not unpleasing sounding tour dubbed 5x5, in which the band will each night play five songs from their first five albums. In fact, looking at their entire catalogue reveals the commonalities between the satirical maximalism of Everything Now and their austere debut Funeral and everything in between.
Hopefully someone can dig up some production insights on that album for this thread, because I'm not sure what's going on there, but it works. The site is now a ghost town, but the story lives on in the form of this very mediocre song. I'd also add Deep Purple's Made in Japan and Johnny Cash's Live at San Quentin and Folsom Prison. Subsequent efforts were not nearly as popular, and by 1998 its most recent album, , wasn't even given an American release. It rests first upon a swirling, welcoming house riff which reminds of none other than steel pans being….
The Backstreet Boys performing in 1999. I love Zeppelin, but I understand all of the criticism it gets. It was just too much to take in all at once I think. Murder Story Here we go! They were so childish - acting like this band owes them something. Playing five tracks a night on their tour purely on grounds of an aesthetic conceit seems like a pretty perverse gesture, but hey. This material consisted of around six tracks developed during a session the band had spent at a recording studio called The Chapel in in January, and other initial samples recorded in 's Nomis Studios before their performance at.
But it isn't because of quality or sound or innovation from the band. There are so many themes, tropes, and sounds that have recurred over the years, tying everything together in one grand package. If you look purely at stats and sales, it can be considered the worst and has certainly generated the worst rep. Along the same lines; is one type of live album better that the others? In the late 70s, Glasgow was a fading industrial hub. So, Nimrod holds a special place in my heart. Their songs soared, creaked, ached, and roared, breathing vibrant, triumphant life and passion. As far as Britain is concerned, it is a much-needed, comprehensive collection of the band's hit singles, no less than 26 of which placed in the charts between 1979 and 1998, including eight that hit the Top Ten.
Worse is this self-aggrandising effort. Not So Fun Fact: The Love and Rockets song is way better. I think the album gets slagged because the movie is so terrible. I played - after all those years - their first five albums again and got back all those cool years. It doesn't have to be a single performance start to finish, but ideally, it should be from a single tour, or better yet, a single stand of dates.
I'd say yes, we should, on both counts. Maybe it just comes from a happy time in my life, but I love side one - Rock and Roll into Celebration Day into Song Remains the Same and then slowing down into Rain Song. Jimmy's guitar in particular is pretty bad for the first song or two. A mere seven months later, in November '79, Simple Minds released Real to Real Cacophony, an album that pretty much sounds like it was made by a different band. The true European sons of BowieEnoMoroder and brothers of Joy Division, all the way from from Prospecthill circus. Like my number is Nimrod. Their first album showed a hint of the band that would truly blossom with third third album.
It gets number one on my list. From the very first notes of their debut album — those gleaming wind-chime like synths, the chugging guitar, the regal piano — became one of those remarkably few life-changing, era-defining bands in indie rock history. Anything Bieber dedicates to his mum that lacks a wholehearted apology does not mean a thing. I hope so, but if you like New Gold Dream, I think you will like also the albums before. I like the 1st album, but the arrangements are a bit overcooked, especially the keyboard parts. Kerr fondly remembers the drive with his mum through Glasgow. Do you think I might like the X 5 box set? The themes and topics throughout the trilogy really struck a chord with me.
Simple Minds, no band was so much played at new wave clubs 'I Travel', 'Theme for Great Cities', etc, were amazing good songs to dance to of the early eighties which I visited weekly in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and my own town. The song recalls the experience of miners in Wittenoom, Australia, who worked pulling asbestos from the earth, eventually succumbing to all sorts of asbestos-related diseases. The band used the double album to blend their earlier funk inclinations with more radio-friendly ballads. I'd say Live 75-85 shoudl be up there with the best. I did a search and did not find this thread so here goes.
Yeah the album does seem popular and it still was to a certain degree, but I'm pretty sure it didn't sell as well as the other albums. They are some of the best Green Day has done. Only their first album was a little bit too close sounding like a band whose members were all fan of Kraftwerk. How great was that band and why did they all exchange that for just some short term commercial success. For one thing, I only kept hearing about a certain 3 or 4 songs I think almost all of us can name them! Green Day doesn't owe anyone a goddamn thing.