Pleased to tempt you out of your box dillwyn, I hadn't noticed how similar Some of Shelly's Blues is to Different Drum and I've listened to them loads of times. Goes to show that a new pair of ears can ferret out new aspects of familiar songs. I'm also chuffed that you and some other listeners have played certain tracks more than once, this is above and beyond the call of duty but mostly proved worthwhile. I suppose that's one benefit of a relatively short list of songs, you feel you can devote more time to them.
Ew, I hope paying your debts is the only way you resemble the Lannisters Helmut83 Thanks for the detailed review though, it's interesting that Joanne didn't do much for you - as a musician I was hoping you could explain why your fellow artists love it so much. I mean, I love it but I'd like to know what the professionals are hearing. And it's also always good to hear that someone thinks a song is too short (Listen to the Band) - surely a vote of confidence
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I try to play everything hear more than once unless i know it really well ... it is very rare (ELO might have had a quite a few though) that i have thought yup perfect.\ive only being doing this Since January it might drop off after a bit more duran duran and pet shop boys though
I mean, I love it but I'd like to know what the professionals are hearing.
Professionals? Well, then maybe you should start looking somewhere else, maybe Dillwyn could tell you something...
I don't think Joanne is bad or even mediocre, just 6/10, to rate it with numbers, but I couldn't give a very technical opinion about it. All I can notice is an interesting change from IV major to IV minor as the bridge or chorus is reaching it's end and that is key in the way the tension is resolved. That's all I can realize about, then the rest is pure personal taste. In the set you chose I'd say it doesn't stand out. I didn't know it was loved so much by other artists.
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Post by queenofthehours on Jul 13, 2016 18:25:33 GMT
Mike has always been my favourite Monkee. It might be the bobble hat or the fact he was the least annoying to me. I knew he did his own music and I liked that it was a bit more grown up than the Monkees' and was country which I love. I've only heard a little of his music though, and I've liked it all.
Calico Girlfriend - Very Flying burrito Brothers but jollier and less serious. I like it a lot. The bass is good, I could hope to learn that if I ever picked it up agin. I like to think a good song needs good bass.
Some of Shelly's Blues – I love how this starts. The opening reminds me strongly of 'A Souvenir of London' by Procol Harum except this is a lot less humorous and a lot more beautiful. I don’t remember hearing this before but I'm pretty sure this will be a favourite.
Rio – The most mainstream radio-friendly track so far. I actually heard it on the radio recently! It works very well, a great record. You'd never guess it was written by a Monkee. I'd like to hear Jeff produce Mike after hearing this.
Joanne – Another beautiful song. It's hard to pick a favourite so far but this is the most beautiful.
What am I doing hanging round? - Back to the Burritos again. Mike is no Gram Parsons but rather than that being a bad thing it's good as he’s lighter and more poppy.
Listen to the band - A great track, a little less country but very happy and upbeat sounding.
Different Drum - I don't remember if I knew he wrote this or not. Back to classic country mode. Like a more upbeat Gram.
Linda Rondstadt version of Different Drum – A great version. I don’t know if I like it better than Mike’s but then that’s like the difference between Olivia's 'Xanadu' and Jeff's.
I really enjoyed getting to know Mike's music properly and I hope to hear more in the future!
Lovely review queenofthehours, thanks for taking the time to listen and I'm chuffed Mike made such a good impression on you (although with your proven excellent musical taste it was a bit of a dead cert)
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Helmut83: I couldn't find it though. Maybe you got mixed up with Reddit?
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