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92 days ago

Gets my vote. Hendrix and Steppenwolf alone can carry it.

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1263 days ago

Tarantino is obviously a great director and has a knack to use the songs in the right places---whether you're a fan of the songs or not.

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1458 days ago

Great album. Lot's of good tunes. A bit of filler, but still a strong double album from The Stones. The great stuff makes up for the fluff.

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1477 days ago

• This is my first music review so please go on easy on me :)

I had never heard of Eric Burden before Spotify recommended I listen to him, now considering Spotify knows everything I listen to I tend to take its recommendations pretty seriously. So while listening to his back catalogue I googled him, and it turns out he was the lead singer of the Animals which automatically put him in a good position in my eyes, but did mean I couldn't claim to have discovered some mostly unknown artist. He was also voted 57th Greatest singer of all time by the Rolling Stones Magazine which is pretty cool (and after listening to more of him I will agree he has a great voice).

This album was released in January 2013 and by all accounts went largely under the radar with its highest chard position being number 57 in Germany, this however should not be taken as an indication of the quality of the album, it's not like the average top 10 any good nowadays anyway.

The album has a soft rock, blues, jazz sort of vibe but it's all very mixed which is something I really like but a purist of any genre might not appreciate. I think if you like Joe Bonomasa, Joe Walsh or Bob Dylan then you should like this.

There are 12 tracks on the album

1. Water - 4.23 8/10
A fantastic opener to the album, a slow soulful start building into a gutsy chanty gospel feel towards the end. When I heard this I thought yes I am going to like this album

2. Memorial Day 4.39 8/10
This screamed Joe Walsh Analogue Man to me in it's feel with a much more political feel to the lyrics, really good and soulful though and it really drags you in.

3. Devil in Jesus 4.23 7/10
This has a slow soul gospel feel to it, definitely one to sway along to with your eyes closed, I wasn't to fussed on it the first few listened but it definitely grows on you, I thought it was too slow but the more you listen to it the more rhythm you notice in the back ground.

4. Wait 3.46 9/10
This is a sad sorrowful song that seems to have a lot of heart behind it with lyrics like 'Even though your heart is full of sorrow don't give up the fight' you can't help stopping what you are doing and just listening, his voice sounds so genuine and the music has a Spanish feel which really works.

5. Old Habits Die Hard 4.01 5/10
This feels like a rockier verison of Bob Dylan. I'm not really sure why, it might be becuase of the spoken word feel to it, although it does have a lovely jazz backing to it. It is very upbeat and light hearted I don't think it has as much soul as much of the rest of the album.

6. Bo Diddly Special 5.31 6/10
This is a tribute to Bo Diddly which I found out during my googling is Eric Burdon's Hero. This also has a lively version of Bob Dylan in the 60s feel it, maybe he was a fan of BO Diddly as well. It is a funky tune and I can imagine it would sound a lot better live in a jazz club or something similar. I have given it 6 based on the fact that it is a clean cd recording but I think the song has a lot more potential than that.

7. In The Ground 4.12 6/10
This is a proper gospel feel jazz song it is moody and drags you in like a sermon or a story, I can imagine a preacher reciting it although it doesn't have massive religious undertones.

8. 27 forever 4.28 7/10
A song about selling your soul to the devil to be 27 forever, the album definitely seems to have taken a lot more of a religious theme now. This is a nice mellow tune with a melodic beat, it is very relaxing.

9. River is Rising 6.00 5/10
I almost feel like the album is trying to hypnotize my by this point, this song is very hypnotic and melodic and again very gospel, chanty and religious it brings to mind images of riverside baptisms with lots of people in cloaks.

10. Medicine man 4.40 9/10
The album redeems itself at this point, it is back to the soulful rock of the start, it is a beautiful track with a very subtle county twang, overall just very melodic and calming but it also has a lot of passion. It sounds a lot like the house of the rising sun but not in a bad way.

11. Invitation to the white house 5.54 7/10
A proper piano Jazz song, I'm not really sure what this song is about it has lines like ' We should make friends with the Canadians they have more than just snow' regardless of that it is a good fun song with great piano.

12. Before you accuse me 3.14 7/10
Another upbeat Jazz song to finish on with great piano and trumpets, a really lively number to end the album with. This is also a Bo Diddly cover which I think is appropriate to have on the album along with the tribute earlier on.

Overall
Overall this is a great album with some fantastic songs on it, my only problem with it is the order of the tracks, they don't really make sense. The songs go from up-tempo to melodic, to funky to sad all over the place. I think if there had been a little bit more thought gone into the order it would be much better to listen to as a whole album, but it is great so I will still give it 4 stars.

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1501 days ago

I'm partial to both the soundtrack and the movie. The music was put to good effect in the film and it's more than listenable just as a soundtrack,too.

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1509 days ago

Gamora: I'm a warrior, an assassin. I don't dance.

Peter Quill: Really? Well, on my planet, we have a legend about people like you. It's called Footloose. And in it, a great hero, named Kevin Bacon, teaches an entire city full of people with sticks up their butts that, dancing, well, is the greatest thing there is.

Gamora: ...Who put the sticks up their butts?

(Guardians of the Galaxy quotes courtesy of IMDB)

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1509 days ago

Called them for some work at my business, replace my commercial lock without damaging the door.

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1509 days ago

Not a bad album, about half of it plays like a mid 70's glam masterpiece and half of it is kind of dull show tunes. It lags badly on side two, like the second half of the film. Listening to it doesn't really take the place of watching the film. And watching the film doesn't really take the place of being in the full participatory environment.

Really the whole enterprise is pretty lame unless you are going to dive in. Even then drugs probably help.

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1509 days ago

Another commercial horror from a decade replete with them. If I had a time machine, there's things I'd PREVENT !

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1509 days ago

There have been far WORSE soundtracks, especially to musicals and "rock" musicals... still, I heard enough of it in Jr. High to last a lifetime.

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