ratdog

Various “silly heretics”:http://www.zdnet.co.uk/print/?TYPE=story&AT=39164221-39020694t-21000007c claim to be unable to see the point of the Dead. I suggest a visit to the Ratdog site, where Bob Weir’s spinoff band are releasing live download CDs for a very reasonable $12.50 a concert, which is about 3 CDs. Start with this one or maybe some other one. It’s something halfway between jazz and folk music, and I love every minute.

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3 Responses to ratdog

  1. Rupert says:

    No, really, please don’t misunderstand me. I regard the Dead as unparalleled in the world of jazz-folk fusion. Honestly.

    Whenever people come to me and ask “Rupert, you’re down with the tunes. Where can I find really, really long examples of noodling in a jazzy, folky vein; stuff that challenges bourgeios notions of melody, structure and harmony; stuff that bravely steps way beyond the limits of musical enjoyment?”, I know just what to tell them.

    There’s absolutely nothing wrong with the Grateful Dead that two tabs of acid, Trout Mask Replica on infinite repeat and a good friend with stout ropes and an immovable object cannot cure.

    R

  2. el Patron says:

    %(loony) two tabs of acid, Trout Mask Replica on infinite repeat and a good friend with stout ropes and an immovable object% — so you were at Marlborough too?

  3. Hewitt says:

    True music died with Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein.

    MH

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