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Dr Malachi Constant
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:44 pm  Reply with quote
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDxC3Qu-jPU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU9lnmUHSUE

I'm not kidding. Show your love.
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sonny gaunt
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:01 pm  Reply with quote



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I actually think Diamond is one of America's greatest talents-his 12 songs cd is a masterpiece(IMO). Certianly not to everyone's tastes but really knock out numbers on there-including Evermore.
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Dr Malachi Constant
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:19 pm  Reply with quote
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I've got that (12 Songs) on my computer but haven't really listened to it. For some reason, it just rubbed me the wrong way upon first exposure. Might have to go back and give it another spin.
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sonny gaunt
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:27 pm  Reply with quote



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You do have one of the most eclectic musical tastes on this site(one who has repeatedly show his VAST musical tastes). I am curious as to what rubbed you wrong-I don't have the disc with me at this moment but the song about a Captain is a IMO very powerful track. I really hope the F man's parody did not taint your opinion of the "jewish ELVIS"-he's not a racist as far as I'm aware-and the parody's reference tothe keyboard player is REALLY fuckin' offensive IMO
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Dr Malachi Constant
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:30 pm  Reply with quote
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I've got to give it another listen to know what turned me off. Right now, I'm tempted to say Rubin's production values were what tipped it. It's like they were trying to make this his Johnny Cash album or something, very sparse... and, damn it, when I listen to the Diamond, I want some groovy ass organ bits and hand clapping.

And, no, Ferrell's skit had nothing to do with it. I love that skit. It never stops being funny.
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sonny gaunt
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:38 pm  Reply with quote



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Funny, I really liked Rubin's deconstructive approach-it sorta verified Diamond's vocal texture. But I sure as hell can relate-I'm a huge CULT fan Exclamation and what Rubin did to the songs on ELECTRIC is almost a travesty(still love both incarnations of the tracks, tho'). Having listened to the "older" D songs I really don't think R's production was not in tone with the recording, and honestly would'nt D love to have a resurge a la' CASH? I know I would.

F man's Preston reference is really still not acceptable.
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