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July 10, 2005 at 10:50 am #48140
…Bonnie Prince Billy will perform here in August, reminding me how much I’ve been ignoring him in the past, although a buch of very reliable people are recommending his music throughout (under which name ever).
now that I really consider to take a closer listen, I have no idea where to start. so many names, so many incarnations.
what I’d prefer as a start would be mor a band sound record, not so much something all acoustic. what would you guys recommend?
and what would I have to expext in a "Bonnie Prince Billy" show?July 10, 2005 at 1:02 pm #110784
-Lost Blues And Other Songs:under the name Palace Music.It`s from singles and damn he put out some great singles.Check out the guitar solo on Horses,one of the best solos I ever heard.Someday I`m going to get a 100 piece choir together and sing Ohio River Boat Song
-Arise Therefore:under the name Palace Music.alot of people are down this album but it has some good stuff.It`s just vocals,guitar,bass,piano,and a drum machine.
-I See A Darkness:under the name Bonnie Prince Billy.The title track was even done by Johnny Cash.
-Days In The Wake:under the name Palace Brothers.It`s mostly by himself acoustic.
-There Is No One What Will Take Care Of You:under the name Palace Brothers.A few songs with banjo,very lo fi country.I Was Drunk At The Pulpit sounds to me like early Bob Dylan.
-Viva Last Blues:under the Palace Music name.Jason from Sebadoh on drums and nice production from Albini.
Will is a weird character so expect anythingJuly 10, 2005 at 2:23 pm #110785
…I agree with SG’s suggestions, would like to add:
Joya, released under the name ‘Will Oldham’ , some truly great songs here….July 11, 2005 at 3:13 am #110786
I forgot about the Hope ep under the name Palace Songs.It`s just 6 songs but all of them are good,it`s a kinda of a early `70s Stones/Faces vibe.The real highlight is a cover of Leonard Cohen`s Winter Lady.July 11, 2005 at 11:00 am #110787
thank you so much guys!
there’s a bit of time left until August, so I’ll be "working" my way through these recordsJuly 17, 2005 at 12:07 am #110788
& don’t forget:
Will Oldham – Guarapero/Lost Blues 2
Palace – Arise, Therefore (His best album, wonderfull lyrics)
& enjoy the show
Its a Superwolf show, so listen to BPB & Matt Sweeney – Superwolf
Great albumJuly 17, 2005 at 6:10 am #110789
hey Spaceboy, good to see you back here.
thanks for the input! as I knew you’re into Oldham’s music for a long time, I’m appreciating your recommendation
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