EKE BBB

What rock music are you listening to? Non-Jazz, Non-Classical.

2,997 posts in this topic

1 hour ago, ghost of miles said:

American version, the one I grew up with (and prefer--in fact, I think Aftermath U.S. version continues to be my favorite Stones album of all):

R-765072-1337691767-5411.jpeg.jpg

I suppose it depends what you grew up with but UK version has 14 songs vs 11 songs. All you need to say. Plus, the cover is just not as good. 

Edited by Brad

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, BFrank said:

R-1405467-1216889181.jpeg.jpg

Great backing band ....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Brad said:

I suppose it depends what you grew up with but UK version has 14 songs vs 11 songs. All you need to say. Plus, the cover is just not as good. 

Except that one of the 11 on the US version is "Paint It, Black"!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
35 minutes ago, felser said:

Except that one of the 11 on the US version is "Paint It, Black"!

It had already been released as a single so it’s not as if people had not ever heard it. Sorry, no dice. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just prefer the sequencing of the U.S. version. I do have the UK version and enjoy it as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think it all comes down to what you grew up with and how you hear the songs in your head. For example, I was listening to My Generation a couple of days ago and after hearing the title song, I was expecting The Kids Are Allright and so it followed. Mind you, I probably haven’t listened to the album in 30 years.

The same discussion happens with albums like Rubber Soul and Revolver. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Brad said:

I think it all comes down to what you grew up with and how you hear the songs in your head. For example, I was listening to My Generation a couple of days ago and after hearing the title song, I was expecting The Kids Are Allright and so it followed. Mind you, I probably haven’t listened to the album in 30 years.

The same discussion happens with albums like Rubber Soul and Revolver. 

Yep. I find it jarring to hear the end of Led Zeppelin's "Heartbreaker" without "Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)" kicking in.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Some of the commentary I’ve read on Aftermath say that Going Home works better on the US album because it’s the last song on the album where on the UK version it’s at the end of side 1. I do agree it works better as the last song on the album. 

Edited by Brad

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't understand why they can't just combine all Aftermath tracks on a single CD. Surely they would fit? Same for Let It Bleed. Why not include Honky Tonk Women as a bonus?

I noticed there is a 50th anniversary set coming out for Let It Bleed: mono + stereo vinyls, 2 Hybrid SACDs (mono & stereo), and a bonus 7" of Honk Tonk Women (mono & stereo on a & b sides), but no Honky Tonk Women on either Hybrid SACD. Same for the standalone 50th anniversary Hybrid SACD. :tdown Pure bullshit IMO. :lol:

Edited by erwbol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, just another way to see how much money they can squeeze out of people. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, erwbol said:

I don't understand why they can't just combine all Aftermath tracks on a single CD. Surely they would fit? Same for Let It Bleed. Why not include Honky Tonk Women as a bonus?

I noticed there is a 50th anniversary set coming out for Let It Bleed: mono + stereo vinyls, 2 Hybrid SACDs (mono & stereo), and a bonus 7" of Honk Tonk Women (mono & stereo on a & b sides), but no Honky Tonk Women on either Hybrid SACD. Same for the standalone 50th anniversary Hybrid SACD. :tdown Pure bullshit IMO. :lol:

OTOH Allen Klein (may he burn in hell) was a greedy scumbag who probably never even considered it. OTOH, as you can see from this thread, there would be people who would get bent out of shape if they couldn't purchase the reissue in the version they know and love. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just generally make a CD-R of the version that I prefer--for example, the Psychedelic Furs' Talk Talk Talk.  I grew up with the U.S. version; the UK version has the exact same songs, but a different and IMO inferior sequencing.  So I just dumped the files from the CD into my computer and resequenced them in the American running order, then burned a CD-R of it.  Iirc the Stones' catalogue was reissued in both US and UK versions in the early 2000s, and I've ended up with store-bought copies of both Aftermaths.  I was prepared to give the UK version a go and it's still a very good album, but the American version is a hands-down favorite for me.  

With the Beatles, I grew up with the U.S. versions of the albums (just through Revolver, of course), but much prefer the original UK versions, which have been used as the playlists for the primary CD releases of the albums since 1987.  That said, I recently reconstructed Yesterday And Today, one of the American-assembled albums that Capitol culled from the UK releases out of greed... and it's a really good album on its own merits.  Whoever sequenced it (Dave Dexter?) did a great job.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Afternoon Deep Soul show .... :

R-5805969-1403178290-7304.jpeg.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
37 minutes ago, ghost of miles said:

I just generally make a CD-R of the version that I prefer--for example, the Psychedelic Furs' Talk Talk Talk.  I grew up with the U.S. version; the UK version has the exact same songs, but a different and IMO inferior sequencing.  So I just dumped the files from the CD into my computer and resequenced them in the American running order, then burned a CD-R of it.  Iirc the Stones' catalogue was reissued in both US and UK versions in the early 2000s, and I've ended up with store-bought copies of both Aftermaths.  I was prepared to give the UK version a go and it's still a very good album, but the American version is a hands-down favorite for me.  

With the Beatles, I grew up with the U.S. versions of the albums (just through Revolver, of course), but much prefer the original UK versions, which have been used as the playlists for the primary CD releases of the albums since 1987.  That said, I recently reconstructed Yesterday And Today, one of the American-assembled albums that Capitol culled from the UK releases out of greed... and it's a really good album on its own merits.  Whoever sequenced it (Dave Dexter?) did a great job.

flac/mp3 completely changed the way I listen to music. It freed me from the tyranny of the album. I can sequence my own albums. If I don't like a song I leave it off. If I like half of one album and half of another, I stick them together to make one great album. I especially enjoy making compilations out of the one or two great songs by artists whom I otherwise dislike. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, soulpope said:

Great backing band ....

Yes, they were!

Her current, long-time band "Buick 6" is pretty excellent, too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Captain Howdy said:

flac/mp3 completely changed the way I listen to music. It freed me from the tyranny of the album.

Me too.  For my car, I just make compilations of my favorite cuts by an artist, and play that.  I have one by the Byrds I made which I've probably listened to 100 times, others by Spirit, Springsteen, early Steve Miller, etc.  I listen to a lot of jazz at home and work, but find rock is what I want to hear in the car, and shorter songs.  Just got a car with Sirius/XM after not having it for 6-7 years, so have been listening to that.  And they do not serve jazz well at all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a Sony player but I find that I prefer to take the actual cd into the car, which I listen to all the way through. When I had an iPod (before it died), I used to listen to random cuts but I just didn’t and don’t find listening to a player satisfying. I prefer having the actual album with me; tactile and all that. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Brad said:

I have a Sony player but I find that I prefer to take the actual cd into the car, which I listen to all the way through. When I had an iPod (before it died), I used to listen to random cuts but I just didn’t and don’t find listening to a player satisfying. I prefer having the actual album with me; tactile and all that. 

I agree on the tactile thing, but the CD-R provides a semblance of that for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Brand new album by Michael Kiwanuka. Kind of a 60's soul/rock vibe. Worth checking out.

R-14333870-1572433837-3623.jpeg.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/31/2019 at 0:22 PM, Brad said:

Disc 1 of the 50th Anniversary Edition. 

IMG_0036-L.jpg

Disc 2, a January 24, 1969 concert at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Brown Acid: The First Trip

v-a-brown-acid-the-first-trip.jpg

Edited by Matthew

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mumford & Sons: Johannesburg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   1 member