My thought is just for people to recommend music that they have discovered that other people might be interested in. There was a similar thread a while back "what are you listening too?’ or something… but here the idea is to post stuff that you’ve discovered but think everyone should be listening to, or at least hear.
The inspiration for this came last night when someone handed me a CD to borrow because they wanted to sing a song off it. I still have goosebumps from listening to this record before coming to work this morning. So if you stumble on something that really blew your mind pass it on to those who might appreciate the heads up. Granted not everyone’s musical tastes are the same but with a bit of a description, people can figure out if it might be be up their alley.
My “shit-you-gotta-hear-this” album choice to kick it off…
Teatro - by Willie Nelson… The album came out in 1999 or something, but I’d not heard it 'til last night. Always liked Willie Nelson (my pop used to play him a lot), but Damn this is hot. Produced by Daniel Lanois, and with Emmylou Harris (damn she was a hottie when she was young – awesome voice) singing backup, Willie Nelson revisits some of his old (some new) songs ‘Lanois Style’ but with some latin distorted electric guitar thrown in there (kind of, Willie Nelson does Marc Ribot). A friend commented that some of it sounded like Neil Young and crazy horse with taste, and apt description. Apparently Wim Wenders made a documentary about this album, or tour or something around the time that he did Buena Vista Social Club. Must get my hands on that.
some lyrics from
“I Just Can’t Let You Say Goodbye”
I had not planned on seeing you
I was afraid of what I’d do
But pride is strong and here am I
I just can’t let you say good-bye–
Please have no fear, you’re in no harm
As long as you’re here in my arms
But you can’t leave so please don’t try–
The flesh around your throat is pale
indented by my fingernails
Please don’t scream please don’t cry
I just can’t let you say goodbye
Okay, so this probably won’t be for the “tsst tsst” crowd but blew my mind anyway. I’m gonna buy my own copy if I can find it… I think Willie still needs the money.
Anyway, I’m always on the lookout for new music to be exposed to, so if anyone else out there is like me. Perhaps such a thread can help people discover some great new stuff.