We follow him down the path of loss as he confronts grief, gets back on his feet, and eventually finds solace in acceptance. Originally released in , Spirit is issued here for the first time on colored vinyl as a special Record Store Day Black Friday release. The LP is an insightful look into the the wrtiing and musicianship of this legendary artist at a time when he and friends like Waylon Jennings were considered too hip and outlaw for the confines of Nashville radio acceptance.
Medley 2. I think he did a lot of acid! So did Hendrix — I saw him 5 times in the 60s and he was flying! We all were!
Fun read. Also, when I saw them, Mike Williams was too fucked up to sing about a third of the way through, and the drummer was definitely on some serious uppers, because he completely ignored it and kept playing with the biggest most self-satisfied grin ever for about another hour.
Great list! I thought I would see Dr. One trippy acid and heroin fueled masterpiece!! I was just scrolling down to see if someone was going to point out this very worthy candidateOne of the most stoned, mind-melting albums ever. Never was a Henry Rollins fan, but I rather doubt he was doing drugs when that album was recorded. Or any other album of his. I think his fans were, and perhaps his band as well.
Too bad. And many of those faux skinhead types like boneheaded terrible bands like Agnostic Front et al. Also, just cause you love communism and A. They were just being more American than you were, Walter Mondale. Go back and read it again.
And in response to HR: he changed his last name from Garfield in honor of Sonny Rollins, and that was over thirty years ago. Sean Beaudoin, I love you. This is the freakiest fact-packed, beautifully written bit of music history I have ever read, and re-read, and re-read. The Rollins joke is brilliant. I like a lot of your picks. Ha ha! The deadheads feel left out. They sounded like a bunch of old stoned hillbillies to me. That MoFo is all kinds of crazy, but a nice guy.
I was glad to see him high on the list. Why the fuck do you call thousands of grown-up people tripping on shrooms and lsd and hearing a psychedelic quality in a certain kind of music a form of mass hysteria instead of mass psychedelia?
The group experience is based on the combination of tripping hard, letting the music take you for a ride and the unusual reality of being around other fully grown adults tripping their brains out who also happen to be enjoying the music in a similar way you are enjoying it. There is a sense of bonding with other people for obvious and good reasons.
The psychedelic vibration is so chill that the police and security seem to completely accept the use of drugs and bust zero balls. I like a lot of Grateful Dead songs, love a few songs, but I had found their style of live jamming fairly boring while sober. When I heard it in the psychedelic state the way my brain translated it was completely different and it was fucking uncanny how the music fit with the drugs. The long jams seduced and lulled and then the chorus hit, drawing me back in completely, deeply.
Often time the chorus had a phrase that hit emotionally. And it sounds more like soulful outerspace music than yodeling hillbillies or whatever pejorative you tossed at them as if stoned hillbillies are a problem.
Sometimes the Dead will repeat the chorus over and over. This is not something that would stimulate me while sober, but under the influence of psychedelic drugs the repetition has a profundity to it, like they are hammering home the point. It made me think of people who have left Earth who I love.
Bob Weir kept saying it and saying it and the melody and the sound was so touching. That actually made me break down. Unfocused teenaged sexuality is a drug?
Come on…. Excellent list. Top ten if not number one. The Eddie C. Some great choices here! And some of your writing made me laugh out loud no, really , especially the one about the Rollins Band and their in-denial fans — spot on, sir! So here it goes. There were also a cluster of albums in the 80s by out there bands such as 23 Skidoo, Psychic TV, etc.
Kudos for having the balls to place these two together, which normally would cause music journalists and tweaky fans to go bonkers with genre warfare.
Excellent article. When the. Galaxie ? Ash Ra Tempel? Olivia Tremor Control? So when Sean the author put this lame ass list together he must of confused cough drop bands with drug bands. Fleet wood Mac and Henry Rollins really!?!
Damn man that is pretty pretentious of you. He had just gotten clean when making Low and was clearly fragile and in a unique head space. And of course a few other albums such as Young Americans and Diamond Dogs would make fine choices… much better than Heroes.
But I digress…. He really seemed on top of his game at that point. His first two SOUND the most drug induced to my ears… and he may have actually been using the most [particularly drinking] during his final two albums- not including posthumous releases. Anyway, wow I have really started to blather. Ohh well. They seem a good choice for the list though.
They are pretty damn original band in my eyes though. Sure they have their influences like anyone else and certainly there are plenty of 60s bands and more recent that have had a very prominent impact on their sound, but there is only one BJM.
What they do is distinctly them or him shall I say. To say that Anton is simply aping others is short-sighted. What is so confounding about Fleetwood Mac being included here??
Especially to a degree that warranted a verbal attack of this writer? I mean come on man, you are showing your ignorance with a comment like that.
It is wise not to comment on something [especially not insult someone] when you are not informed on the subject. They surely used enough cocaine by the time Tusk came around that it was having a noticeable effect on their music, and especially their live shows.
Shoot Fleetwood Mac has at least one other period of albums that could have been chosen for this list even! Fuck were they not the most fire blues band in Britain. I think Canned Heat and FM were probably my favorite white-boy blues bands in the late 60s Cream was too jazzy for me to include in this category. All 3 of them were never the same. Basically each became acid casualties from just that one experience, and I highly doubt they were inexperienced trippers. He began wearing exotic clothes from Morocco and whatnot, and was in permatrip mode.
Started losing interest in playing and no longer wanted any money or royalties. In fact he started giving away all his money, all his possessions. Soon he left the band for good. A few years later he had an episode that involved his generosity. I forget the details exactly, but I believe he pulled a shotgun on somebody in the band or a manager… I forget who because he was fed up with people trying to send him checks for all his royalties with the band.
Top Albums. No results were found for that selection. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Amazon Payment Products. He also owned a cabin near Grandjean, Idaho , on the upper South Fork of the Payette River where he would regularly retreat. He also became the spokesman for Martha White brand flour in Ford left Capitol Records in By that time the quality of his country albums had become uneven and none of his releases were selling well.
He would never record for a major label again. Over the years, Ford was awarded three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame , for radio , records , and television. Out of the public eye, Ford and wife Betty contended with serious alcohol problems; Betty had the problem since the s as well as emotional issues that complicated both their lives and the lives of their sons.
Though his drinking began to worsen in the 60s, he worked continuously, seemingly unaffected by his heavy intake of whiskey. By the s, however, it had begun to take an increasing toll on his health, appearance and ability to sing, though his problems were not known publicly. After Betty committed suicide in because of prescription drug abuse, Ernie's liver problems, diagnosed years earlier, became more apparent, but he refused to reduce his drinking despite repeated doctors' warnings.
His last interview was taped in September 23, by his long-time friend Dinah Shore for her TV show, and was later aired on December 4th of that year. Ford received posthumous recognition for his gospel music contributions by adding him to the Gospel Music Association 's Gospel Music Hall of Fame in Ford was married to Betty Heminger from September 18, , until her death on February 26, Less than four months after Betty's death, Ford married again.
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