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Townes is more well known as a songwriter than a performer, tons of artists have recorded his material over the years including Robert Plant who included a Townes song on each of his past two records ("Nothin'" from Raising Sand & "Harm's Swift Way" from Band of Joy). Sadly, Townes died on New Year's Day 1997 after years of alcohol and substance abuse. If you're interested in learning more about him I highly recommend the Heartworn Highways documentary (which also covers other singer/songwriters such as Steve Earle, Steve Young [probably best known for "Seven Bridges Road"], Guy Clark, Charlie Daniels and Guy Clark). Also well worth viewing is the documentary on Townes himself called Be Here To Love Me.

Also recommend the documentary and it's free to watch here.

I give the Hayes Carll song an 8.5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnh1ebbNoZc

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^ Not bad, I enjoyed the folky aspects of it as well as the Beach Boys-like harmonies but truth be told it didn't grab me enough to cause me to want to seek more of their music out. I give it a 6.8.5 and a half.

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Not really my cup of tea, I'd give it a 5. It's not a bad song, but it just doesn't really do anything for me.

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Ah Stevie! I have some of his work on my iPod, strangely not that one though. I think I'll add it. 8

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I was never really a big fan of Wilco in the 90's and thats a pretty bland peice of pop IMHO, 5.

They became much more interesting as there career progressed IMHO....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETD9d5BDs1A

While I like Sky Blue Sky and "Impossible Germany", I think the opposite is true. If anything, their last couple of records are very unadventurous, especially compared to summerteeth and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. They may not have been breaking any new ground with "Outta Site (Outta Mind)" but I can't say I hear anything "bland" about it.

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7, catchy little song, reminds me a bit of....

While I like Sky Blue Sky and "Impossible Germany", I think the opposite is true. If anything, their last couple of records are very unadventurous, especially compared to summerteeth and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. They may not have been breaking any new ground with "Outta Site (Outta Mind)" but I can't say I hear anything "bland" about it.

I was talking more about the first couple of albums which were hyped when I was "following the scene", never really liked them back then and as a result I didnt bother to lgo back and listen to what they put out afterwards until more recently. As far as bland goes it just strikes me as rather stragiht ahead indie rock thats really not that catchy.

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I was talking more about the first couple of albums which were hyped when I was "following the scene", never really liked them back then and as a result I didnt bother to lgo back and listen to what they put out afterwards until more recently. As far as bland goes it just strikes me as rather stragiht ahead indie rock thats really not that catchy.

I was aware of Wilco circa A.M. but didn't really start listening to them until summerteeth. That's when the first real change in their sound took place. Most of what they did up until then was a continuation of what Tweedy had been doing with Uncle Tupelo, meaning a mix of country, country rock and straight ahead rock n' roll. As for "indie rock", I still don't know what that means. To my ears, one can still play no frills rock a la "Outta Site (Outta Mind)" without it being bland.

Didn't really care for the Magnetic Fields song, it's a bit twee for my tastes. I give it a 3.2 and an eighth.

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8, you've convinced me to take a look at McMurty's wider career, unlike alot of americana he does seem to be "of his time" rather than mere revivalism.

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8, you've convinced me to take a look at McMurty's wider career, unlike alot of americana he does seem to be "of his time" rather than mere revivalism.

It's very hard to go wrong with anything by McMurtry. He's definitely one of my favorite songwriters these days. You may have also noticed none other than Ian McLagan playing keys on that cut. He sat in with James for the entire European tour that album (Live In Europe) comes from.

Again, not really the type of music that trips my trigger but it rocks just enough to give it a 7.8.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0RP6X4Iuv0

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^8/10

I like that. Short but sweet. Too bad they've never been able to make more of a go of it.

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^ 6.5 / 10.........that was very cool, never heard of them before. I dig the Asian vibe that guitar has with somewhat of a Dick Dale run towards the end.......LOVE the surface noise !!

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^ I dig the 70's vibe they have. Cool sense of humor too.

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^^^

A solid 8. I love the Black Angels and most of their songs I would rank 7 or higher.

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^ that was really good so I'll give it a 7. I haven't gotten much into Steppenwolf but I think I might have to!

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^^^

5.5 Not one of my faves by them. Many people reference Led Zeppelin when talking about the Tea Party but that was more like Whitesnake.

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^ That was really cool, I've never heard of those guys before! I'll give that an 8.5, I really enjoyed that, all 17 minutes of it! :yesnod:

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