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Yes. Quite good. I've listened to most of their albums since. All pretty similar sounding, all very good. Check out their newest one 'Runner.' It's good. Quite good.
Good question. I'm in Florida so I'll get back to you with more but last year I got a box of my grandfather's records and one of them caught my eye because it was on the 'Nonesuch' label (Wilco). It was Morgan Sobotnick's 'Silver Apples of the Moon'. Crazy science fictiony synth stuff that is not for everybody. Benny Kessler actually mentioned it on the fb a bit ago. Ive had plenty of late drunk nights listening to it.
Whenever I hear somebody saying Bush is dumb I think of how many times I've said 'Brandon Inge fucking sucks!' in effigy. Brandon Inge does NOT suck at baseball, he just made a shit ton of bonehead plays that made me want to jump off a bridge.
Yeah, what b_b said. I think Widespread Panic still has a strong following. I think Rusted Root drained everything they could out of that one album. There will always be jam bands but it will be much more scattered in the future i think. As far as hippies and hipsters go, I guess any time you have a subcultural group, there's gonna be posers and phonies and just straight up bad ones. Just be yourself man, I believe in a new kind of Steve.
Grateful Dead definitely blazed that trail. From 1986-1995 they were one of the top grossing acts each year. Up there with Rolling Stones, MJ, Madonna etc., and their ticket prices were a fraction of the prices of others. In 30 years they played 2,318 shows. That's an avg of 78 shows per year. Pretty crazy when you consider that THIS had to be assembled at each of them for a couple years.
Well like any other hobby, it depends on your budget. This seems like a good site to answer any initial questions you might have regarding equipment. I recommend getting a reasonable setup that can be upgraded as your collection grows. You don't want to spend a ton of money on equipment, go buy 3 records, and then realize you're really not into it. Look into record cleaning and maintaining as well. This is crucial as it will prolong your equipment as well as the life of the record. Always keep in mind that record collecting is NOT convenient (as opposed to just pushing play on your iPod), it is NOT cheap (far more expensive than downloading torrents for free), No matter how good your system is or how nice the pressing is, you WILL hear clicks and pops even if the record is brand new, learn to love them. So yeah, figure out what your budget is and maybe I can suggest some equipment options. Other than that, have fun dude!
I got to Amoeba Records way too late. All of the soul sucking eBay resellers already glommed onto all of the good limited stuff. I did get a Eno/Grizzly Bear 12" though. No Flaming Lips Zaireeka. That would have been fun to set up 4 turntables/stereos in one room and let 'er rip. Especially on April 20th.
Sir Paul ripping the slide. I just watched Howard Stern's first interview with Paul. Its great even though Howard interrupts him too much. At one point Paul mentioned that he's getting serious with Heather Mills. Howard said 'dude you gotta get a prenup for that.' Paul said 'naw if we're in love none of that matters.' Oooooops