Comments for Glorious Noise http://gloriousnoise.com Rock and roll can change your life. Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:44:35 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 Comment on Dr. Hook confirms everything you want to believe about the 70s by Per Gjøvåg http://gloriousnoise.com/2013/dr-hook-confirms-everything-you-want-to-believe-about-the-70s#comment-633503 Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:44:35 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=10570#comment-633503 Best live band ever check in to drhook2.com

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Comment on Elliott Smith’s Girlfriend Cut Off by EF http://gloriousnoise.com/2007/elliott_smith_girlfriend_cut_o#comment-633500 Wed, 20 Mar 2019 05:45:19 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=3928#comment-633500 I hope you’re happy and well Kate <3 Sending you love and courage xo

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Comment on Why “Rubber Ring” Is the Best Song Ever by David http://gloriousnoise.com/2003/why_rubber_ring_is_the_best_so#comment-633494 Sun, 03 Mar 2019 03:20:12 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=744#comment-633494 Love that I found this post oh so many years later…but somehow someone else commented on it today as well. Great post, great memories, great lyrics, and well – I just this that this post is awesome! They have Cryfest here in DC yearly,,.the smiths versus the cure – and it’s a great time enjoying the music with others who also loved the smiths when we were all 17, and still today.

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Comment on Why “Rubber Ring” Is the Best Song Ever by Lacey http://gloriousnoise.com/2003/why_rubber_ring_is_the_best_so#comment-633493 Sat, 02 Mar 2019 17:49:03 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=744#comment-633493 The “everybody’s clever nowadays” sample is taken from a 1950s audio production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest; I believe it’s the one with John Gielgud. I discovered this by accident when I checked the cassette set out of the local library at 15. I recognized it immediately and was so excited! This was in 1990 before the internet was a thing. I devoured everything I could find in the library by Oscar Wilde because of Morrissey’s fandom and also I was a drama nerd. :P

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Comment on 2018 Soundscan Data: Total Music Sales and Streams by Nathaniel Woodward (@stubhubby) http://gloriousnoise.com/2019/2018-soundscan-data-total-music-sales-and-consumption#comment-633491 Mon, 25 Feb 2019 18:29:16 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=19315#comment-633491 Thanks for sharing these stats! If you are interested in some figures from the 80s and 90s, I clipped this infographic from USA Today in 1994. They credit the RIAA for their numbers; it’s just too bad they don’t label all the data points.
http://hanktilapia.tumblr.com/post/97700814899/vinyl-records-are-on-their-way-to-their-biggest

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Comment on Freebird: That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore by Russ Dean http://gloriousnoise.com/2004/that_joke_isnt_funny_anymore#comment-633489 Thu, 21 Feb 2019 19:56:42 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=836#comment-633489 I was told that people used to request Whipping Post before Freebird took the mantle. On Frank Zappa’s 2nd volume of YCDTOSA series (recorded in Helsinki in ’74) the band gets a request for Whipping Post but Zappa’s band didn’t know it. So the next time the band went to Helsinki they played Whipping Post. I’ve played a show where some dude was holding out a folded up piece of paper for an entire song trying to get me to take it. As a bass player. you can’t stop playing in the middle of a song so at the end I took the paper, unfolded it only to read the word “Freebird”. We don’t play it. Another band I saw kept having a guy yell Free bird ’til the singer finally told him “That’s my favorite song too” – the guy stopped yelling for it after that,

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Comment on Luther Russell – Medium Cool by Jordan http://gloriousnoise.com/2019/luther-russell-medium-cool#comment-633488 Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:45:39 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=19639#comment-633488 This is really good.

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Comment on Our first real interview: Cherielynn Westrich by Alx http://gloriousnoise.com/2001/our_first_real_interview#comment-633487 Wed, 20 Feb 2019 22:01:54 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=226#comment-633487 Yeah for all the people saying how kind she is. She’s a total MAGA type now. Even ran (and lost) for a local government position as a Republican. She’s a garbage human being.

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Comment on Glorious Noise is 18. And we like it. by Mac http://gloriousnoise.com/2019/glorious-noise-is-18-and-we-like-it#comment-633484 Thu, 07 Feb 2019 16:44:21 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=19533#comment-633484 Yes, good thing that Scion thing didn’t work out. It only made it to age 13. And here we still are. Ha!

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Comment on New Strand of Oaks video: Weird Ways by Jordan http://gloriousnoise.com/2019/new-strand-of-oaks-video-weird-ways#comment-633483 Thu, 07 Feb 2019 16:38:57 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=19437#comment-633483 Dig that crazy tv/bed tray setup at 2:14. I have never seen anything like that. This video is also totally my thing, except the part where everyone’s writing things down and concentrating; that implies that they all know what they’re doing and are planning it out so as not to waste time. Or they’re all doing a crossword together. But everything else really hit home

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Comment on Glorious Noise is 18. And we like it. by Derek K Phillips http://gloriousnoise.com/2019/glorious-noise-is-18-and-we-like-it#comment-633482 Thu, 07 Feb 2019 15:41:30 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=19533#comment-633482 Currently happy to sell out. Bitcoin not accepted. Happy birthday, gang!

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Comment on Glorious Noise is 18. And we like it. by Jake Brown http://gloriousnoise.com/2019/glorious-noise-is-18-and-we-like-it#comment-633481 Thu, 07 Feb 2019 02:11:59 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=19533#comment-633481 Thanks for the kind words, Mac! Thing is: no matter how long anybody’s away, you’re always welcome back. (They know who I’m talkin’ about.)

Remember when we tried to sell out to Scion? Good times!

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Comment on Glorious Noise is 18. And we like it. by Mac http://gloriousnoise.com/2019/glorious-noise-is-18-and-we-like-it#comment-633480 Wed, 06 Feb 2019 19:02:26 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=19533#comment-633480 The observation about all of the money that GloNo hasn’t and doesn’t make, in the context of the Alice Cooper gloss, brings to mind something that we never became: Billion Dollar Babies. And to think that Pitchfork, which was established in Chicago six years earlier, is now owned by Conde Nast. For all of you who read, stay confident that we won’t be erecting a paywall anytime soon.

Through the years there has been one consistent thing about this site, which is that Jake will make something happen while the rest of us are either resting or “on assignment,” meaning that we’re somewhere and it is not entirely clear whether we’re ever coming back.

The very first thing on the first day was done by Jake, and for those of you not inclined to go for the backlink, here it is, in its entirety:

“Welcome to Glorious Noise. Coming soon: lots of opinionated essays and stories about how rock and roll can change your life…”

And he was right.

As the lyric in “I’m Eighteen”* has it: “Took eighteen years to get this far/Don’t always know what I’m talking about/Feels like I’m livin’ in the middle of doubt.”

Yes, it is like that.

*Credit where credit is due: songwriters Alice Cooper / Dennis Dunaway / Glen Buxton / Michael Bruce / Neal A Smith

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Comment on New Automne video: Pendant Que Les Champs Brulent by Lep http://gloriousnoise.com/2019/new-automne-video-pendant-que-les-champs-brulent#comment-633479 Wed, 06 Feb 2019 03:32:34 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=19522#comment-633479 The new version of the Pocket Piano is the Organelle, https://www.critterandguitari.com/organelle. You know, mo’ tech, mo’ problems! But if Jack wants to talk, we’re all ears.

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Comment on Boo Who by Jake Brown http://gloriousnoise.com/2019/boo-who#comment-633478 Tue, 05 Feb 2019 17:49:01 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=19498#comment-633478 I mean, just look at the publicity photos they sent to the media. How sad are those empty buses? It’s even raining in Los Angeles!

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Comment on Boo Who by Mac http://gloriousnoise.com/2019/boo-who#comment-633477 Tue, 05 Feb 2019 17:01:47 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=19498#comment-633477 The phrase in “My Generation” that precedes the premature death comment is “Things they do look awful c-c-cold,” which is, I think, exactly what dubious ticket packages and faux Magic Buses are: stone-cold cold. Yes, this is marketing pure and simple. And the question is whether Pete and Roger really need to be stomping on the wonderful legacy that they created by allowing their marketing people to do such things. Who are they addressing with the “Who Are You” premium seat or the Magic Buses? Certainly not a generation that is unfamiliar with them, but those who grew up with their music. And so the marketing, such as it is, is a bad, sad joke.

Yes, as everyone knows the money in music today is not in the digital file or the physical artifact, but in the performance and the merch.

But after all these years, is it really about making more money for Pete and Roger. Is this just a “job” for them? Is it about profit maximization?

Sometimes the argument is that for people of a certain age (think also of McCartney), it is about the music, about the performance, not about the ROI, which they’ve had many times over. (To be sure, there is more than a small number of veteran performers who are now playing the second-tier casino circuit because they didn’t make Beatle Bucks and now must buy a supplemental Medicare policy.)

If it is about the music, then why is there a need to whore out one’s past with gimmicks? Why isn’t it a case of playing in small clubs? Why isn’t it just the music, pure and easy?

If it is about the money, then so be it.

But I doubt that. And find it incredibly sad.

Why don’t they just. . .fade away. . .?

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Comment on Boo Who by Julie http://gloriousnoise.com/2019/boo-who#comment-633476 Mon, 04 Feb 2019 18:55:44 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=19498#comment-633476 This must be what Pete-Roger were singing about on My Generation. Better to die young than get old and gripe endlessly about a senior band’s marketing strategy. That said, I’m glad you’re still with us, Stephen.

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Comment on Who Do They Think They Are? by Julie Edgar http://gloriousnoise.com/2019/who-do-they-think-they-are#comment-633473 Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:20:24 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=19469#comment-633473 Didn’t The Who Sell Out a long time ago?

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Comment on Dr. Hook confirms everything you want to believe about the 70s by Davros http://gloriousnoise.com/2013/dr-hook-confirms-everything-you-want-to-believe-about-the-70s#comment-633472 Mon, 21 Jan 2019 12:00:47 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/?p=10570#comment-633472 Terrible band. Drunken and talentless. Couldn’t write their own songs. Couldn’t play for shit. If you believe this band of crap played on their disco hits, you are as wasted as they are, 2 good singers though – but what’s the point if the songs suck? Check out their OGWT performance. Boring and amateurish. Trying to be funny, but in reality, a depressing display of ineptitude.

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Comment on Lost Classic: The The – Mind Bomb by Derek Phillips http://gloriousnoise.com/2010/the_the_mind_bomb#comment-633471 Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:05:03 +0000 http://gloriousnoise.com/2010/the_the_mind_bomb#comment-633471 You must be new here. Hi!

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