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Re: (TV) what's doing it for you

What's the Embarrassment? Is that the midwestern group that were on the NY
scene around the time of the Feelies with the same nerdy aesthetic (like the
dB's as well?) Always wanted to check them out. What's it like? What records
are the ones to hear?

Also, I know this is all off-tv topic, but there's not a lot of news coming
out of the Television camp. Is Verlaine's playing on Gung-Ho really so
indistinctive? My interest is piqued, I'm going to have to pick up a copy.
Does anyone know what projects Tom is working on? I'd love to hear some of
that film music developed. What was so great about hearing Tom and Rip play
in front of those films was the immediacy of the guitars and the lack of
production, for me anyway. To hear some of that music developed into a
statement would definitely do it for me.
Richard Lloyd is playing out these days, apparently with Bibi Farber on
rhythm guitar. Anyone heard any of that stuff/know when he's playing in the
New York area?
Though they might be old farts, the Mekons are still rocking and gave a
spirited, if drunken, performance at the Bowery Ballroom last month. More
interestingly, their new album out last month is really superb, after a few
listens. They really keep on growing, which is something innit?
>From: bedwellm@WellsFargo.COM
>To: tv@obbard.com
>Subject: RE: (TV) what's doing it for you
>Date: Tue, Apr 18, 2000, 3:07 PM

> For me: John McLaughlin on "What I Say" off of Miles Davis' Live-Evil. Pete
> Cosey off of anything he plays on with Miles. Kevin Shields from My Bloody
> Valentine.
> -finally, that guitarist from the Embarrassment.
> Sweet Lord!
> Micah
> -----Original Message-----
> From: SCOTT ALDRICH [mailto:scott.aldrich@worldnet.att.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2000 10:54 AM
> To: tv@obbard.com
> Subject: (TV) what's doing it for you
> As of late, these guitarists are doing it for me.
> Zoot Horn Rollo, on Captain Beefheart's "Clear Spot", ferocious and funky.
> James Burton, on Gram Parson's "Grievous Angel" (check out "Ooh! Las Vegas",
> sizzling solo), Merle Haggard's 60's Capitol singles, like "Mama Tried", and
> Rick Nelson's late 50's singles, and on Dale Hawkins early rockabilly
> singles (though it isn't clear whether it's him or Roy Buchanan on which
> tracks, whoever is playing smokes).
> Cliff Gallup, from Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps (Race With The Devil, Ain't
> She Sweet, so smooth).
> Jeff Beck on "Truth" (just got a UK mono copy of the LP, while a little
> surface-noisy, is still phenomenal and better than the common mix. It's
> everything you hoped he would do on "Roger the Engineer" by the Yardbirds.)
> Richard Thompson (that intro to the Calvary Cross on I Want To See The
> Bright Lights Tonight is like a bagpipe's mournful call to arms!, also Roll
> Over Vaughn Williams on Henry the Human Fly, and the entire Pour Down Like
> Silver LP)
> Joey Santiago,(yeah I know he ain't a player like those other guys but he
> sounds real cool on that early Pixies stuff).
> Also drummers I suddenly notice:
> Charlie Watts on Between the Buttons is so damn integral to those crazy
> songs. My God! That album is one of the most inventive and non-dated
> sounding of the era.
> Mick Avory of the Kinks, same story. His playing on the Kink Kontroversy and
> Face to Face is fantastically musical. He was a Stone for a while! Before
> Charlie!
> Steve Goulding on the Mekons' "Rock 'N' Roll" and the new album, "Journey To
> The End Of The Night". Great sympathetic playing to great songs..
> Scott
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