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Buy The Bands album The Band its great!!

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Martha01, Feb 8, 2003.

  1. Martha01


    Sep 20, 2002
    Just bought it and its great the drummers and the bass player is great.

    Rick Danko where great!!!

    But buy the album its very nice!!!
  2. Kid Charlemagne

    Kid Charlemagne

    May 29, 2002
    I already have it, but I would like to compliment you on your great taste in music! :D
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Ah, it's whatshisname01-time again... ;)

    /me JMX is rather listening to Voivod instead right now :) :p
  4. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
  5. I would also like to comment on how good that album is . The groove on on "King Harvest" is incredible. Rick Danko is one of those bass players that doesn't get nearly enough credit in my opnion. I recommend almost everything The Band has ever recorded. Besides "The Band," I love "Music From Big Pink", "Stage Fright", "Norther Lights Southern Cross". Listen to Bob Dylan's "Basement Tapes" too. One of my favorite Rick Danko lines is on the song "When I Paint My Masterpiece" on "Cahoots." "The Rumer" and "Stage Fright" (both of which are on Stage Fright) also come to mind. If anyone has any questions about The Band just ask me. They're my favorite band ever.
  6. hibeam


    Oct 16, 2002
    I also dig the danko. If you get the last waltz, you can see him play his Gibsons but by far the coolest thing was when he was playing with his ampeg scroll bass. Also, his voice is very distinctive, I really think when all of them sang it just sounded....perfect.
  7. I agree. All three of them had distinctive voices. I like Rick Danko's and Levon Helm's voices a lot, but Richard Manuel's is definately my favorite. The three of them play off each other's vocals a lot, especially in "Music From Big Pink."
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Martha, my dear
    though I spend my days in conversation, please
    Remember me
    Martha, my love
    Don't forget me
    Martha, my dear

    Hold your head up, you silly girl
    look what you've done
    When you find yourself in the thick of it
    Help yourself to a bit of what is all around you
    Silly girl

    Take a good look around you
    Take a good look you're bound to see
    that you and me were meant to be
    with each other
    Silly girl

    Hold you're hand out, you silly girl
    see what you've done
    When you find yourself in the thick of it
    Help yourself to a bit of what is all around you
    Silly girl

    Martha, my dear
    you have always been my inspiration
    please, be good to me
    Martha, my love
    Don't forget me
    Martha, my dear.

    ©1968 Northern songs, Ltd.
  9. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...another good one from the same era-
    CSN&Y's Deja Vu.

    I only picked this up about a month ago(!).

    Still's debut album is another I missed out on.
  10. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    I think the Band was one of the greatest "Roots" bands from the late 60's to mid 70's! They all where great players and singers, and Rick Danko was one of the first pre Jaco to use a fretless bass to create his very cool bass lines. I just hate when Robbie Robertson doesn't give those guys the props they deserved:mad:
  11. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...yes, I do know how you feel about Stills!

    I was reading up on Manasas @AMG; apparently, Bill Wyman said he woulda quit the Stones to join up with Stills' Manasas band...wow.

    I wouldn't mind pickin' up CS&N's debut album or even The Band album mentioned above.
    So many albums I've missed out on...so little cash!

    ...and "Deja Vu" is a pretty cool little tune.
  12. For me, the Band's 2nd album, the one we're talking about, is one of the greatest rock albums ever made. For me, top 10. I've heard it I dunno how many times, and it never disappoints.

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