brian on 2003.05.23
at 07:38 am
Apologies to any actual readers out there, I chose to be distracted on a week when the other half (of this weblog!) was in Ireland. My bad.
So I'll tell you one thing I've done this week, bought my first two albums from the iTunes Music Store. Experience was positive. So much easier than "file-sharing networks." Cheaper, no. But as a musician I can appreciate paying for music. If you made cars, and late at night the neighborhood kids came by to "share" your work, how would you feel? That said, I value record companies slightly less than used-car salesmen.
What'd I buy? Well, James Brown's Foundations of Funk, 1964-1969 and Audioslave's Audioslave (that is to say 'self-titled release'). Yes, I was on a personal quest to mess up iTMS's "People who bought 'x' also bought 'y'" functionality. If you missed the memo, Audioslave is Rage Against the Machine minus Zach de la Rocha and plus Soundgarden's Chris Cornell. I'll come back to add the appropriate links, but it's too early in the morning to do that right now.
I'd rate the James Brown compilation at 4.75 stars (out of 5). It's a double disc set, 27 tracks in all, which stand out because they aren't radio cuts. They maintain all the timeless jams from the JBs' all stars like the young Maceo Parker, Pee Wee Ellis, et al. Some tracks are up to 9 minutes long, with much of the second halves consiting of James encouraging certain soloists "Blow your horn." "Give the drummer some" "Your horn is just too big!" and countless others worthy of mentioning...
Audioslave receives a strong 4. It was a 3.5 until I gave it a better listen than just while on the noisy T.
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My name is Maceo said on 2005.01.10 at 11:28 pm
James Brown should thank Maceo!
Who loves the old sound of James Brown will love Maceo Parker! Maceo was one of the kea player of the JB’s!
I love them both!
Edna said on 2005.01.10 at 11:32 pm
I would really want one for my boyfriend.
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