Thanks Ed - is there a way of moving the moon-based posts from down below up here or is that too much like hard work?Pour encourager les autres, here's my provisional Moon list:Everything But The Girl – Shadow On A Harvest MoonColourbox – The Moon Is BlueMicrodisney – MoonKirsty MacColl – Mamba De La LunaEels – Climbing To The MoonHurrah! – How High The Moon?Belle & Sebastian – Waiting For The Moon To Rise10,000 Maniacs – Back O’ The Moon
ejaydee said...Alright then:This Is How We Walk On the Moon Arthur RussellThe Moon Cat PowerMy Moon My Man FeistThe Killing Moon (Up All Night Mix) Echo & The BunnymenBlue Moon Billie HolidayThere's A Moon Out Tonight CaprisFly Me To The Moon Julie LondonMarquee Moon TelevisionMoon Shadow LabelleWalking On The Moon Rev. Jamel & Bob JohnsonMoonlight In Vermont w/ Ray Bryant Betty CarterHavana Moon Chuck BerryDestination Moon Norman ConnorsHan Kake Gatsu (A Half Moon) Tachiko HatouyamaMoonlight In Vermont Sam CookeTrip II The Moon (Kaleidoscopiklimax) AcenMoon Mist Duke EllingtonMoon Dreams Miles DavisWhitey On The Moon Gil Scott-HeronNo Moon At All Nat King ColeLua De Saõ Jorge Caetano VelosoBanho De Lua (Tintarella Di Luna) Os MutantesLua Lua Lua Caetano VelosoTonada De Luna Llena Caetano VelosoLunar Funk The Fabulous CountsLuna FanfarloClair De Lune Isao TomitaOctober 29, 2009 5:56 PM
I think I may have forgotten to say Shining Moon by Cowboy Junkies as well as their Crescent moon. Did anybody else say those? This is going to drive me crazy.
One the same as you, steen, but a different version.Moon Gone Down by the GourdsMoon Shines Bright by Shirley and Dolly CollinsKiko And The Lavender Moon by Los LobosSpanish Moon by Little FeatNo More The Moon Shines On Lorena by Kevin RussellLovers’ Moon by Any TroubleMidnight Moonlight by the Be Good TanyasFever Moon by Diana JonesTeenage Moon by the Big BopperMoonlight Baby by Buddy HollyRising For The Moon by Fairport ConventionHalf Mad Moon by Damnations TXGringo Honeymoon by Robert Earl KeenFull Moon by Sandy DennyOnce In A Blue Moon by Norma WatersonWho Built The Moon? by ShinyribsOctober 29, 2009 5:54 PM
Why don't you just copy the content of all the posts you don't want on your thread into one post here and then delete them, TB. You probably don't need to copy Anonymous' post, though.
Of course there's always Keith Moon.
Ha, no-one else will have this:La Luna Fue Culpable (And It Didn't Even Bring Me Down) by Doug Sahm and the Sir Douglas Quintet
Some handy notes for potential RR posters. The following songs with the word 'moon' in the title are already zedded:Climbing To The Moon - EelsClouds Across The Moon - The RAH BandFly Me To The Moon - Julie LondonMarquee Moon - TelevisionOrange Moon - Erykah BaduSail To The Moon - RadioheadWhitey On The Moon - Gil Scott HeronSuprisingly, Blue Moon is not there! I seem to remember suggesting many moons ago (see what I did there!!!) that we could have a top ten consisting solely of versions of Blue Moon. So, for starters I'll put forward:The MarcelsThe Cowboy Junkies (Blue Moon Revisited)Jonathan Richman (instrumental)While we're waiting for the main course, anyone else care to add to the list?
Gotta go get Malcolm, if the blog goes up early, can somebody announce it on here?
@ nilpferd - I tried that but it was more than the allowed number of characters - even without anonymous's enlightening contribution!
Surely will, steen - though PaulMac's already confessed his mistake on the mothership, so I doubt that it will.Help, I'm going to have to stay up, aren't I?
I'm going to try nilpferd's suggestion of copying the posts over here - one at a time ...
Joe Cocker - The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. It's mine I tell you...
I think it could be another very big theme but unlike last week's it will at least be cohesive and meaningful.If I could put my towel on just one deckchair, I think it would be Back O' The Moon by 10,000 Maniacs. Listening to it now - gorgeous ...
Is everyone else making a list of moon songs? I don't like when it goes up early but you can't actually comment.I want Sun Moon Stars - Mos DefBlue Moon of Kentucky - Bill Monroeand so so many others.
Here's my preliminary list... I know people hate lists, but when you post the topic early, that's what happens.Blue Moon of Kentucky – Bill MonroeWaiting for the Moon to Rise – Belle and SebastianWhat a Little Moonlight Can Do – Billie HolidayBlue MoonI Wished on the Moon –Meet Me In the Moonlight Alone – Carter FamilyNo More Moon Shines on LorenaMoon, Turn the Tides – Jimi HendrixDancing in the Moonlight – King HarvestSun, Moon, Stars – Mos DefSail to the Moon – RadioheadSkinhead Moonstomp – The Specials or SymaripMoon Rocks – Talking HeadsWhitey On the Moon – Gil Scott Heron, but I think it’s zeddedGrapefruit Moon – Tom WaitsDrunk on the MoonWalking on the Moon – The Police
@ steenbeckI know people hate listsErrr... I though that's what we were all here for!;0)
I'm already retracting Moon River and Spanish Moon, not sure about How High The Moon. Wasn't Skinhead Moonstomp zedded for youth cults?
Moon Palace by LUNA(how good is that double wammy!)dond to colourbox
A few more...Maybe somebody has already said them...Dia Luna DIa Pena—Manu ChaoLuna y SolAstronomy – Black StarMan on the Moon – REMWerewolf - Cat PowerIt would be funny if he decided to change the topic, or if it was some specific aspect of the moon none of us are thinking of.
Wow, I was just looking for Mos Def's Sun Moon Stars lyrics and I found this track.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KO-9PHx2rgWho knew he was in a group with his little brother and sister? I didn't.
Nope, not done The Moon before. We've only had Celestial Bodies and Sci-fi And Space. Completely different territory....And can someone point me to the column and topic, please? I can't find them. I'm lost in space.
Oh! Did anyone say Fly me To THe MOon. I used to LOVE that song. I guess I know the Frank Sinatra version, but I'm sure there are others.
I like the pizzicato in Julie London's version.WHitey On The Moon was indeed zedded, for historical events.I made a post dedicated to this strange intertheme period.
I've found Mark68's post with the solos list (see below). It does look rather like a 'safe bet' list to me. No RT and Dark Star included when I went to great pains to point out that what makes that track remarkable is that it is a collaboration rather than a collection of solos. Anyway, back to the bottom of the space barrel...'Super Solos:'1. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix;2. Like a Hurricane - Neil Young and Crazy Horse;3. Giant Steps - John Coltrane;4. Sophisticated Lady - Duke Ellington;5. Walk on the Wild Side - Jimmy Smith;6. Beat It - Michael Jackson;7. Dark Star - Grateful Dead;8. I Feel For You - Chaka Khan;9. New Year's Day - U2;10. Jacqueline - Durutti Column
Jazzers love the moon.
@ Chris - please tell me you're not protesting about the inclusion of a Greatful Dead song on the A-List!!!??:0)
Perversely, TB, yes I am. IMHO what makes it a piece of grate music is the interplay between the instrumentalists, not the individual trips it contains.I truly didn't think to nominate it last week and found myself almost buking englishhermit's proposal.No pleasing some people, is there?!(Maybe Paul's column will explain that he had a Deadhead conversion whilst listening to DS and, although he fully agrees that it isn't really about solos, he just had to put it in the list because it is just so fantastic....)
I didn't know about thew Mos Def brotherhood group, it looks like there's a whole album.THis is cool too:http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshh2xsKppvrWXeCM72D
What theme announcement?Has Paul already posted for tomorrow?
Just the A-list and the topic, Carole.http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/series/readersrecommend
Ha! Seen it.I can't say that I particularly agree with the inclusion of any of the songs.Not Jimi's best solo, not Neil Young's either and I agree 100% with Chris that Dark Star is not about the solos.DS is all about the interplay.I hate Wacko Jacko with a deep abiding passion too and I can't stand Eddie Van Halen as a guitarist - no emotion at all.
@toffeeboyI have Blue Moon by Ian McCulloch, Simon Boswell & Alex James (all on the same track not separately!
@ ToffeeboyREM do a decent Blue Moon
Neville Brothers - Yellow Moon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=depfUO1fmVIandNew Moon Over My Shoulder - Doc WatsonThere's a new moon over my shoulder and an old love still in my heartI remember now that I'm older what you told me the day we had to part ...
OK - the 'Spill Blue Moon A-List gathers pace:1. The Marcels2. REM3. Iam McCulloch, Simon Boswell & Alex James4. Cowboy Junkies (BM Revisited)5. Jonathan Richman (instrumental)6. ?7. ?8. ?9. ?10. ?Keep 'em coming ...
There's Billie Holiday too.
Oh, and Pink Moon - Nick Drake http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXnfhnCoOyoabsolute classic(that's one yellow and one pink so far).By the way, DsD is NOT HAPPY.
Donds for "The Killing Moon" definately! Think I may have to listen to it right now!
ooooh, the Pavement version is on Spotty - haven't heard that in ages!
There's a moon in the sky called the moon.The B-52's – There's A Moon In The Sky (Called The Moon): http://open.spotify.com/track/0t4ZrOmjVoj1TqTUIBIpSg
My mate Quique's nephew in Buenos Aires has a band and one of their songs is about the moon.Bizarros - Persiguiendo La LunaIt's already in the box. I'm so excited to be able to nom it I may even stay up for MFF!
If anyone wants to post mine feel free, I'm not planning on staying awake till Midnight.
In the couple of hours since I was given the heads-up about that solo A-list, I have not calmed down about it at all. You know that I have previously commented on more than one occasion about how much I like PaulMac's style etc.? Well on this list specifically, I think the bare bones Ten, without seeing his column, misses the boat SS-S-SO-OOOO badly it doesn't even register on the passenger list! I dunno, maybe it's because I felt so passionately about the topic itself; maybe it's because I didn't get as much time to comment as I'd have liked ... This honestly isn't about making the A-list - if Marconius is a bit slack with his reading, he might even (mis)credit me with the hateful Beat It - this is, or bloody well should have been, about the solos. Donds for the comments above about the Dead & Hendrix; the same logic applies to Stevie Wonder on I Feel For You. I can't comment on Coltrane or Ellington, and I actually would have included Like A Hurricane, BUT what on earth is the question that New Year's Day or f**kin' Beat It are the best answers to?!?!?!?! I doubt I'll be able to control myself even once I've read the column, so don't expect me on RR tonight: I don't want to shit on my own doorstep . . .
I completely feel the same way, DsD.Having f*cking U2 on a list of solos defies logic.The Edge may well have his attractions as a player for some people but as a soloist? Nah!
Can't decide if all this premature listing has spoilt the RR fun for this week? Last time this happened was Colours week, when there were plenty of tunes to go round. Given the JAPlike length of some of these lists, suspect that all the low hanging fruit will be gobbled up in a few minutes after the blog post. Perhaps we should have a pig as our mascot? Nothing to be done now that the secret is out, but anticipate a lot of moaning from many of the regulars.Still have a few up my sleeve, though. & there's always Halloween tunes.
Dsd- why can't you comment on Giant Steps or Sophisticated Lady? If it's because you haven't heard them, both are on Spotify.. though I'm not sure which of the versions of Sophisticated Lady Paul meant. There's only one Giant Steps, though- on the album of the same name. I do seem to remember you at some stage last weekend asking for a dropbox full of jazz...I've got no beef with either Beat it, which I donded, nor with New Year's Day, though U2-wise I'd rather have gone with With Or Without You if anyone had mentioned it. It's not axetrickery as such, but I like Edge's guitar work, in a minimalist kind of way. U2 is another band whose albums I never repurchased post-emigration, but I still like them up until Zoo.
Well, I'm not going to worry about RR this week but have Dropboxed Nick Drake (Pink Moon); Billie Holiday (I Wished on the Moon); Pete Atkin (Be Careful When They Offer You The Moon); Rory Gallagher (Blue Moon of Kentucky) and John Renbourn (The Moon Shines Bright),which is an instrumental and sounds like "Old King Cole" to me. I've only got the Neville Bros on vinyl but someone else may oblige.
Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabate have a superb album called "In the Heart of the Moon" which I would be happy to dropbox as album of the week some time when we have enough space. It's beautiful.
That is a gorgeous album, Ali.i bought it just after it was released and I play it a lot.Lovely music.
shoey:'Still have a few up my sleeve, though. & there's always Halloween tunes'you could just werewolf it and do moon and halloween in one.
As I've already texted to Dsd, I like Jimi and Neil in there, I DO like U2, New years Day has a piano/guitar solo which 'makes' the song even if it isn't up to Blackmore's standard (and sometimes get a bit annoyed about the automatic denunciation of U2 around here, just because Bono is a bit of a pretentious twot - so what!? - they do make some good songs between them. There's 20 years worth of stuff to choose from, you know)And there's only two Michael Jackson tracks I like and one of them is 'Beat It' - mainly because of the solo.Anyway, there's an obvious DP track to nom tomorrow (I'm defo not staying up). I hope I'm first with it but,since it won't be chosen anyway, it doesn't matter.Night, night.
Have to issue very belated megadonds for May's Jimmy Smith pick Walk on the wild side.. that's a fantastic Oliver Nelson band and chart behind him, I didn't see the nom on RR, just caught up with it now. It's a great track and an awesome solo.And come on people, so what if RR is up early or you don't like last week's A-list.. there are so many noses out of joint already, both here and on the mothership.. get it sorted, have some fun...
There's 20 years worth of stuff to choose from, you knowI have to disagree, gordonimmel. I haven't liked anything U2 have released since Rattle and Hum and some of that album is rubbish.The only entirely decent album they did was The Unforgettable Fire and that came after some dreadful second-rate Simple Minds style rabble rousing on the earlier albums.As you can tell, I don't care for them much.
!!! - "Must Be The Moon" is the most obvious moon song I can think of.As you lot still insist on clinging to that archaic daylight savings time and the clocks have gone back over there, i'm going to miss my only chance (the first few pages) to get onto RR this week....anyone is welcome to the above nomination!
I'll dond nilpferd's last comment.And @Carole Bristol, you've picked up on what my comment was about. I don't think much of their stuff since 'Rattle Yer Bum' either, but there is an awful lot of their work to pick and choose from.....
Ow-OOOO...werewolves of London. Zedded, unfortunately.OK, this is silly. I have to go to a very boring conference tomorrow and if I go to sleep in the middle it will look bad. If you would kindly post my list, steenbeck, that'd be great and I will do the justifications later. It is:Moon Gone Down by the GourdsThe Moon Shines Bright by Shirley and Dolly CollinsKiko And The Lavender Moon by Los LobosSpanish Moon by Little FeatNo More The Moon Shines On Lorena by Kevin RussellLovers’ Moon by Any TroubleMidnight Moonlight by the Be Good TanyasFever Moon by Diana JonesTeenage Moon by the Big BopperMoonlight Baby by Buddy HollyRising For The Moon by Fairport ConventionHalf Mad Moon by Damnations TXGringo Honeymoon by Robert Earl KeenFull Moon by Sandy DennyOnce In A Blue Moon by Norma WatersonWho Built The Moon? by ShinyribsLa Luna Fue Culpable (And It Didn't Even Bring Me Down) by Doug Sahm with the Sir Douglas QuintetBad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater RevivalJe Serai Ta Lune by Gabriel YacoubGoodnight everyone!
I will gladly do that, TFD, but it's got to be only minutes away.
I really feel short-changed by the Solo A-list.I wasn't going to play but I was persuaded to change my mind and I wasn't really expecting to get any picks, but that isn't the point really. The list is LAZY, that's the problem. I have never criticised a list before but this one is just lame, unadventurous and pretty uninspiring and, yes, I have heard Giant Steps and Sophisticated Lady.This is bearing in mind my love for the Dead, Neil Young and Hendrix.
nilpferd: I bagzee "...look, the moon..." (Diahnne's) "...look, the moon..." (Carmen's) by Kip Hanrahan have some fun... he he!
there's the column:http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/oct/29/readers-recommend-super-solo-songsno new blog yet, though.
Hear hear, Carole, HEAR BLOODY HEAR!! And I have the 12" of New Year's Day as well as around half of U2's albums; I own most of Eddie Van Halen's output. Hell I don't even think Beat It is the best guitar solo on a Wacko record, but this list is so shoddy I can only see it as an insult to my intelligence. Given my love for RR, that's why I'm so bloody cross! As you can see, i'm calming down nicely ... NOT! @ nilpferd - yes it is because I haven't heard them, but not for a lack of desire to. Between a very busy domestic week (half-term hols) and an inundated music week (Social CDs, Dropboxed selections, an mp3 player to fill for a present, and barbryn's AOTW pick - which I haven't forgotten), I just haven't had time to even think about the Spotify or 'Boxed Solo lists. GAH!
... And that column doesn't make me feel ANY better about anything. !"£$%^&*(&^^%$£$%^&*ing (*&^%$£$%^&s!
Minutes away, I foolishly said. I'm going to have to go upstairs in a few minutes. So if I don't make it over the top, boys, here's my list, and don't forget TFD...Blue Moon of Kentucky – Bill MonroeWaiting for the Moon to Rise – Belle and SebastianWhat a Little Moonlight Can Do – Billie HolidayBlue Moon – Billie HolidayI Wished on the Moon – Billie HolidayMeet Me In the Moonlight Alone – Carter FamilyNo More Moon Shines on LorenaMoon, Turn the Tides – Jimi HendrixDancing in the Moonlight – King HarvestSun, Moon, Stars – Mos DefSail to the Moon – RadioheadSkinhead Moonstomp – The Specials or SymaripMoon Rocks – Talking HeadsWhitey On the Moon – Gil Scott Heron, but I think it’s zeddedGrapefruit Moon – Tom WaitsDrunk on the Moon – Tom WaitsWalking on the Moon – The PolicePink Moon – duhDia Luna DIa Pena—Manu ChaoLuna y SolAstronomy – Black StarMan on the Moon – REMWerewolf – Cat PowerThe Moon – Cat PowerUTD – Moon in CancerShining Moon – Cowboy JunkiesCrescent Moon – Cowboy JunkiesThere’s a Moon in the Sky Called the Moon – B52sPaper Moon – Ella Fitzgerald
Um, it's not the list I would have made myself either... but then, isn't it always like this? With lyrics-based topics, you get something "objective" to focus on, so those are somewhat more agreeable. But solos are all about subjectivity. For instance, some people hate solos full stop. For the life of me, I don't get how that can be possible, but that's the way it is. This is a good week to make a list with two hundred good songs on it. It's a terrible list to make an A-list two of us can agree on, though, (let alone more people). That's the way I see it, at least...
Lamretinha, you are a very calming voice of reason. (You too, Nilpferd) I had a dream last night that we spent a month somewhere ridiculously central in Europe so that we could meet everybody, so WATCH OUT!
Sigh. It seems cruel to put the subject up 5 hours early, and then not put the blog up till who-knows-when. It's like the other night, when Isaac woke me up in the middle of the night for a cuddle, and then I looked at the clock by his bed and thought, ah...2am, plenty of time to sleep. But they'd played with the clock and it was actually 7 am, but it's dark this time of year and we all had to get up in the cold and dark. Just cruel.
Cruel, you say? It's 1:03 AM here already... Yawn!
Sorry, Lambrethinha, it's all relative of course. I'm off to put the boys to bed, so...if it's up...Sigh...
There it is...
Hmmm, "Pig" was a little strong, although a little editing or restraint or editing would go a long way, people. I'm not pointing out tfd or toffee who's taste is more (respectfully) on the margins. I am calling out Magicman, EJ (apart from the more obscure "world music" stuff that we wouldn't hear without your introduction. Thank you.) and Ladysteen. Agree with Nilpferd that the Hippo way should be followed, but also think that our community should be self-policing, and that we should raise issues as & when they occur. Am worried that we are heading for: "I would like to recommend the following 350 songs".Can understand DsD & Carole's frustration & agree that the trad rock community got the short-end this week. Can't argue with the jazz picks & was pleased to see Vini in the A-list.Carole: buking over U2 or Simple Minds does nothing to help your cause. Despite periods of turgidity, some of us fond of them. No hard feelings, though.
I don't really have a "cause" Shoey, I was (and still am) really annoyed by the cautious and unadventurous list, Dark Star notwithstanding.Reading the column hasn't helped either. Mind you, if you think my dislike of U2 is a bit partisan, consider what my feelings would have been if Travis, Keane or Coldplay had been listed.IMHO, the B list is better than the A list this week, at least it has some lateral thinking.
Can't say I'm too keen on the A-List or the B-List - but then I wasn't too keen on the whole darn theme. Disappointed that The Great Gig In The Sky didn't make it (it would have been nice to see at least one example of thinking outside the box) but not really too surprised. Very disappointed that not one Jan Akkerman/Focus track made it to either list.For those of you who care, all but two of the final ten were nominated within 15 hours of the blog being published. The three 'new' artists: Jimmy Smith, Chaka Khan and Durrutti Column are hardly cutting edge ...
"Maybe Paul's column will explain that he had a Deadhead conversion whilst listening to DS and, although he fully agrees that it isn't really about solos, he just had to put it in the list because it is just so fantastic...." I said before reading his column.And it does seem like he got something from it. His phrase 'tapestry of solos' is actually one I rather like, as the individual instruments do weave together to create a picture.To also learn that Sister Ray is one of his favourite tracks of all time shifted my view of him some more. Didn't he say he was a hip-hop man?
You're welcome, Shane!Actually, I hadn't thought of those yet, so you really are welcome...
No need to apologize, Steen.
Sorry, Shoey. (I know you excluded me on the grounds that no-one else would pick any of my suggestions anyway, but still.) I just wanted ONE opportunity to look things up in my iTunes, which I can't access at work. But it didn't feel right.
TFD, I'm sure there are other Folk-Rockers who would like to see some stuff left on the shelf - but you don't need to apologize either.
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