Discussion in 'GatorTail Pub' started by HallGator, Mar 4, 2018.
Albums I've listened to maybe a thousand times
I had my first date as a teenager at a club(can't remember the name.) downtown Gainesville. She was a redhead(can't remember her name) was taller than me & a couple of years older than me. The Zombies played that nite & I got to meet the members & BS with them. One of the best times I had as a teenager.
I didn't hit 21 until around '97 so many of my favorites won't be the same as the rest of ya. My favorite music venues back then were Covered Dish, Florida Theater, Side Bar and Courthouse Deli., The Hardback, and of course the bandshell
For the younger folks
7 great bands out of Gainesville
Alligator article written in 2013
1. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
2. Hundred Waters
3. Less Than Jake
5. Against Me!
7. Morning Fatty
Link: Top seven bands out of Gainesville
love the Band, this album is still in my closet
Steely Dan was, at the time, the most progressive sound to ever come around. It was funny, girls didn't seem to like the band that much. Women would call up and ask you to play: 'The Eagles, Jackson Browne, Elton, Joni Mitchell. Guys: Steely Dan, Zep, Allman Bros...
Go to a Eagles concert it was a babefest. Allman Brothers, all gnarly dudes.
While songwriters were rhyming with "tit, bit, fart, tart...Steely Dan was writing some incredible lyrics and producing insane music. They were working from way outside of the box. Just sayin'...
Minnie Riperton-was out of Gainesville. She had like a gazillion octave voice. She unfortunately died before her time...she was only in G'ville for a few years.
Minnie Riperton, husband Richard Rudolph, children, actress/comedian, Maya Rudolph and Marc Rudolph
Minnie's husband Richard worked at WGVL.
I remember the live interview we did with Minnie; she was already very ill.
We did a special tribute to Minnie when she died in 1979.
She was only 31. Breast cancer.
Gone way too soon.
Wonderful human being.
Just an incredible voice.
Link: Minnie Riperton: Perfect Angel Album Review | Pitchfork
Major omission; The Vulgar Boatmen, featuring UF students Walter Salas-Humara, John Eder and later UF film professor, Robert Ray and Indiana U. grad student Dale Lawrence. The band eventually moved to Bloomington and reformed around Lawrence. I saw them just seven or eight years ago when they were touring to promote the documentary The Saga of the Vulgar Boatmen.
The Silos are another sort of Gainesville band featuring Salas-Humara. During their New York years, Rolling Stone named them Best New American Band. Walter still records and tours as a solo act and also with frequent collaborator Jon Langford of the Mekons and the Waco Brothers.
I would put the Silos at number two on that list and the Boatmen at number three.
American Girl isn't the only song that mentions Hwy 441.
The Vulgar Boatmen, Indiana version
And Dark Side of The Moon CONTINUES to be the #1 selling Album/CD in history!
Back in the Ching Dynasty, I saw them when that Dark Side of the Moon album came out. They played in either quadraphonic sound or surround sound. Pretty spectacular...I remember there was a spaceship or missile that came from the back of the stadium and eventually vanished behind the stage during the show.
I'm pretty sure that happened!
Re: Steely Dan. Another footnote. Skunk Baxster their guitar player, one of them anyway, had a super high security clearance with the defense department. He was, and still is quite brilliant. He was working with them on guidance systems. I saw a key note speaker address he did once and found it quite amazing. He spoke about thinking out of the box and how as an artist and musician it really helped him. The talk was really about linear vs non-linear thinking... impressive.
If you are talking late '60s, the club was called "The Place" and Lacuna and I were at the concert. That was a pretty cool place to see concerts, but the floor got hard.
Me too. Stage Fright, in particular, helped crystallize my dream of becoming a country hippie farmer, going down to the jamboree when my day's work was done.
But apparently that lifestyle was a whole lot of work and did not include health insurance.