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by Greenwood The Sock Monkey
Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:38 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: $6,500 for a Smashing Pumpkins album
Replies: 5
Views: 7930

Re: $6,500 for a Smashing Pumpkins album

I downloaded Machina II and I'd say that $6500 is about $6485 more than it's worth, but to each his own I guess.
by Greenwood The Sock Monkey
Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: RSD12
Replies: 5
Views: 5857

Re: RSD12

I picked up the new Blitzen Trapper Hey Joe 7" single, Pete Townshend's Quadrophenia Demos 2 10", and a copy of Uncle Tupelo's March 16-20, 1992 on 180g. They all sound great! Grabbed a bunch of other records at the same time (20% off sale). My local record shop was jam packed 10 minutes a...
by Greenwood The Sock Monkey
Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Cover songs better than the original
Replies: 24
Views: 17660

Re: Cover songs better than the original

My vote is for Evan Dando's cover of Gram Parsons' "$1000 Wedding" from the Return of the Grievous Angel tribute album. A great version of a great song, arguably made better by virtue of modern production techniques and some rhythmic tweaks. To my ears, it seems more dynamic than the origi...
by Greenwood The Sock Monkey
Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Does the world need a new Van Halen album?
Replies: 6
Views: 5526

Re: Does the world need a new Van Halen album?

Frankly, the world needs new albums from everyone. Let the world subsequently sort out which ones are wheat and which are merely chaff.
by Greenwood The Sock Monkey
Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:54 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Happy new year. What did you listen to in 2011?
Replies: 4
Views: 4170

Re: Happy new year. What did you listen to in 2011?

Hey, nice to see that this place is gasping back to life a little bit. And congrats to Riviera on the new release! I'm not plugged into the last.fm dealie, but I did run down my favourite ten records (and some honourable mentions) at my blog: http://cravenhermit.wordpress.com Sorry for the shameless...
by Greenwood The Sock Monkey
Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:38 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Entirely new test thread
Replies: 26
Views: 6322

Re: Entirely new test thread

Mixmaster Shecky wrote:Wither Canada?


Present!

Everything seems to be functional so far...
by Greenwood The Sock Monkey
Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:54 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Mony Mony - Help
Replies: 21
Views: 16721

Wait - aren't we coming up on the 50th anniversary of the last time Billy Idol was relevant?

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by Greenwood The Sock Monkey
Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:41 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Advice: Teenage Fanclub
Replies: 20
Views: 5738

If you're going to start with one Teenage Fanclub record, I'd recommend starting with <i>Grand Prix</i>. There's always a few great songs on every TF record, but this record's chock full of them. I had to be pretty ruthless to cram the highlights of my musical collection onto my 32 GB iPhone, but 9 ...
by Greenwood The Sock Monkey
Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:05 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Sell Outs?
Replies: 29
Views: 5925

I think it's a lot easier to take the high road and live by your "principles" when you don't need the money. Corgan never has to work another day in his life. I doubt that most of the alternative bands out there taking a victory lap can say the same thing. It doesn't really matter if they ...
by Greenwood The Sock Monkey
Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: What's on your Heavy Rotation list?
Replies: 336
Views: 71898

I've been listening to <i>High Violet</i> by The National. Over and over and over again. When you're heartbroken and disoriented and just generally messed up, this album offers so much solace. Can't say enough good things about this record.

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