Talkos talks Last Place

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Talkos talks Last Place

Postby talkos on Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:53 am

full length album ranking:

1. Complex Party Come Along Theories
2. TIE: Under the Western Freeway/
Don't Sock the Tryer
3. Sophtware Slump
4. Arm of Roger: the Ham and its Lily
5. Just Like the Fambly Cat
6. Last Place
7. Department of Disappearance
8. Yours Truly The Commuter
9. Sumday
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Re: Talkos talks Last Place

Postby talkos on Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:58 am

Last place songs ranked best to worst:

1. I Don't Wanna Live Here Anymore
2. Jed the 4th
3. Check Injin
4. Way We Won't
5. Evermore
6. Songbird Son
7. That's What You Get For Gettin Out of Bed
8. Oh She Deleter
9. TIE: Brush With the Wild/
The Boat is in the Barn/
This is the Part/
A Lost Machine
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Re: Talkos talks Last Place

Postby talkos on Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:12 pm

Way We Won't

Strongest lead single in a long, long time.
This song follows the pattern set by Summer Here Kids, The Crystal Lake, and Now It's On. I would argue this is the best since Summer Here Kids.
The vocal delivery is just right. Maybe Jason Lytle's voice has improved with age. Somehow there was something wrong with it on Fambly Cat (cartoonish meows for example). I welcome the change.
It is a good example of what a friend of mine described as "Nu Grandaddy." Certainly we aren't comparing this song to Taster or Broken. This sounds like an improved version of later Grandaddy. but it retains some of the lineage of the original band. The outro melody echos what was done on The Rattlesnake Song and John Deere. The moaning and groaning was featured on Complex Party Come Along Theories. The cliche use of the arpeggiator, first seen around Under the Western Freeway, actually works here and is timed well.

I think Jason Lytle pulled off something pretty difficult in resurrecting a Grandaddy sound in an authentic way where it still sounds natural.
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Re: Talkos talks Last Place

Postby talkos on Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:01 pm

Brush With The Wild

When he says "a beautiful mess," is it a reminder of the A Pretty Mess By This One Band EP? I love PreMerced and Gentle Spike resort. Thanks for the reminder.
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Re: Talkos talks Last Place

Postby talkos on Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:38 pm

Evermore

So this is like a continuation to the end of the Fambly Cat song Disconnecty, where he says "For ever more.."
It's good. Spooky. Unexpected. Has a little bit of the flavor of Your Final Setting Sun, but it is its own thing and pretty unique in the Grandaddy catalog. "Good and Gone" = Giant Sand reference.
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Re: Talkos talks Last Place

Postby talkos on Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:41 pm

Oh She Deleter

Why is this here now? I always liked She Deleter. I remember when it came out, people would complain while I played in in my car when the loud 2nd half came on.
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Postby talkos on Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:01 pm

The Boat is in the Barn
When Jason Lytle sings the higher pitched "The boat is in the barn" at the end of the chorus, the melody matches Duran Duran's line in Ordinary World, "somehow I have to find." I cannot dissociate this melody and therefore cannot think of anything else and cannot forgive the rest of the song.

The sea shanty rap vocal cadence reminds me of when Brian Wilson Presents Smile came out in 2004 and he had added lyrics to the instrumental song Holiday - sea shanty rap lyrics.
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Re: Talkos talks Last Place

Postby crabman85 on Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:51 am

talkos wrote:Last place songs ranked best to worst:

1. I Don't Wanna Live Here Anymore
2. Jed the 4th
3. Check Injin
4. Way We Won't
5. Evermore
6. Songbird Son
7. That's What You Get For Gettin Out of Bed
8. Oh She Deleter
9. TIE: Brush With the Wild/
The Boat is in the Barn/
This is the Part/
A Lost Machine


mine are:
1.a lost machine
2.way we won't
3.songbird son
4.jed the 4th
5.this is the part
6.brush with the wild
7.boat is in the barn
8.chek injin
9.i don't wanna live here anymore
10.evermore
11.thats what you get for getting outta bed
12. oh she deleter
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Re: Talkos talks Last Place

Postby crabman85 on Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:56 am

talkos wrote:full length album ranking:

1. Complex Party Come Along Theories
2. TIE: Under the Western Freeway/
Don't Sock the Tryer
3. Sophtware Slump
4. Arm of Roger: the Ham and its Lily
5. Just Like the Fambly Cat
6. Last Place
7. Department of Disappearance
8. Yours Truly The Commuter
9. Sumday



my list of fave albums
1.sophtware slump
2.sumday
3.under the western freeway
4.don't sock the tryer
5.complex party come along theories
6.last place
7.dept of disapperance
8.just like the fambly cat
9.yours truly the commuter
10.arm of roger ham and its lilly
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Re: Talkos talks Last Place

Postby talkos on Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:35 am

Check Injin

Though it's not truly the throwback to old punk Grandaddy (Prepare to Bawl) as has been suggested on this board, it's a pretty darn good song with some energy. Those shifting times flex some of the chops seen on hits like Street Bunny and Winners. While I wish there could be more songs a little more like this, I shouldn't complain as albums like Sumday had no songs like this at all.
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