Inder's Takes — Nilsson

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Re: Inder's Takes — Nilsson

Post by Flex » 07 Mar 2012, 6:25pm

Harry - 37 Thumbs Up - FUCK. YES. Gotta agree with Inder on "Nobody Cares About the Railroad Anymore". It's like thinking man's truckliness or something awesome. Also love "Mother Nature's Son" with its gorgeous vocals and also I like all the other songs in this album. This great, great album. Mr. Bojangles, motherfuckers.

Nilsson Sings Newman - 35 Thumbs Up - If you don't like Nilsson Sings Newman, fuck you fuckface. This album shows someone spending a great deal of time and effort making sure all the subtle nuances and affectations that make an album like this good are, well, there to make it good. ALL OF MY NILSSON REVIEWS WILL BE HOSTILE AND CONFRONTATIONAL, ASSHOLES
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Re: Inder's Takes — Nilsson

Post by Marky Dread » 07 Mar 2012, 6:50pm

Flex wrote:Harry - 37 Thumbs Up - FUCK. YES. Gotta agree with Inder on "Nobody Cares About the Railroad Anymore". It's like thinking man's truckliness or something awesome. Also love "Mother Nature's Son" with its gorgeous vocals and also I like all the other songs in this album. This great, great album. Mr. Bojangles, motherfuckers.

Nilsson Sings Newman - 35 Thumbs Up - If you don't like Nilsson Sings Newman, fuck you fuckface. This album shows someone spending a great deal of time and effort making sure all the subtle nuances and affectations that make an album like this good are, well, there to make it good. ALL OF MY NILSSON REVIEWS WILL BE HOSTILE AND CONFRONTATIONAL, ASSHOLES
Well if you really must review this sweet, kind and tender loving music like a new Exploited release then so be it.
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Re: Inder's Takes — Nilsson

Post by Inder » 07 Mar 2012, 8:18pm

Flex wrote:Harry - 37 Thumbs Up - FUCK. YES. Gotta agree with Inder on "Nobody Cares About the Railroad Anymore". It's like thinking man's truckliness or something awesome. Also love "Mother Nature's Son" with its gorgeous vocals and also I like all the other songs in this album. This great, great album. Mr. Bojangles, motherfuckers.

Nilsson Sings Newman - 35 Thumbs Up - If you don't like Nilsson Sings Newman, fuck you fuckface. This album shows someone spending a great deal of time and effort making sure all the subtle nuances and affectations that make an album like this good are, well, there to make it good. ALL OF MY NILSSON REVIEWS WILL BE HOSTILE AND CONFRONTATIONAL, ASSHOLES
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Re: Inder's Takes — Nilsson

Post by Inder » 07 Mar 2012, 10:15pm

Whilst our attention is briefly drawn to this thread, I'd love it if someone did a track by track of Pussy Cats.

Pound for pound, an essential album, I say.

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Re: Inder's Takes — Nilsson

Post by Marky Dread » 08 Mar 2012, 2:09am

Inder wrote:Whilst our attention is briefly drawn to this thread, I'd love it if someone did a track by track of Pussy Cats.

Pound for pound, an essential album, I say.
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Re: Inder's Takes — Nilsson

Post by Inder » 17 May 2012, 2:18am

Some non-album goodness, off Son of Dracula:

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Re: Inder's Takes — Nilsson

Post by tepista » 07 Jun 2012, 9:05pm

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We beach the beachheads other armies cannot beach
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Re: Inder's Takes — Nilsson

Post by Inder » 07 Jun 2012, 10:36pm

In the Nilsson doc, Mickey Dolenz says, "Some movies are released, others escape. This one escaped."

At least the songs are cool.

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Re: Inder's Takes — Nilsson

Post by Chuck Mangione » 01 Jul 2012, 11:24am

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Re: Inder's Takes — Nilsson

Post by Inder » 12 Mar 2013, 7:14pm

A couple of awesome tracks from the Monkees demo session — Cuddly Toy + This Could Be the Night.

TCBtN, sold off to the Modern Folk Quartet/Phil Spector a bit earlier, is a fantastic tune. There's a funny bit at the beginning — the Monkees' producer, Chip Douglas, was in the Modern Folk Q when they recorded the song, which Harry evidently didn't realize at the time. So you hear Chip asking "Are you kidding? Are you putting me on? I know it by heart!" when HN suggests putting the song down.

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Monkees' Cuddly Toy:

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Nilsson's album version of the above, on Pandemonium Shadow Show:

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Re: Inder's Takes — Nilsson

Post by tepista » 15 Jun 2013, 12:23pm

The old-timey LA fb page I follow posted this today cuz it's his birthday, I thought you might like it, Indo.

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Re: Inder's Takes — Nilsson

Post by Marky Dread » 15 Jun 2013, 3:02pm

Nilsson is a con.
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Re: Inder's Takes — Nilsson

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Re: Inder's Takes — Nilsson

Post by TeddyB Not Logged In » 05 Aug 2013, 5:16pm

Still waiting for my box set to arrive in the mail. There's like two and a half true popmeisters I like - Alex Chilton, Nilsson and the baroque period of Brian Wilson. Inder, have I missed anyone? Lennon doesn't count in this group. Arthur Lee's pop period was brief. Doherty's pop isn't as good as his rock was. Elliott Smith did the popmeister bit for two albums but he's really a folkie with a Chilton obsession. Maybe he fits. Drunks and junkies to a man.

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Re: Inder's Takes — Nilsson

Post by Inder » 05 Aug 2013, 7:19pm

Although I understand Smith's appeal, he never really did anything for me. As I said elsewhere, I think Nilsson and Chilton are exemplary American iconoclast pop savants — sort of weirdo Pauls Simon/McCartney and BW. The same knack for musicality and melody with voices to match, if not the overwhelming ambition or vision.

G/W was what Doherty should've done instead of that terrible second 'shambles album. Things started to go off-piste when they hired that tuneless Rickenbacker-wielding mug. The forthcoming album sounds like a dog's luncheon.

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