GG's certainly not for everyone, myself included, but that albums pretty good. He does a great cover of Warren Zevon's 'Carmelita' on it as well. Barnes, the Debarge I was refering to is Phillipe Debarge, a French playboy and huge Pretty Things fan who bankrolled a Pretty Things album that he sang on. The album was recorded in 1968 but wasn't released commercially until last year by Ugly Things Magazine which started out as a Pretty Things fanzine. The whole story's here. Pretty interesting stuff.
You folk nerds should listen to Call it Arson. Dudes are also music nerds so JJ might even dig it, some of that shit gets all kinds of mathy.
I checked some of it out today, I'll probably download an album tonight. Sounds interesting enough for further investigation.
Not sure how I got this rep as someone who likes it complicated. If your thread wasn't bands my fav's would have been something like
Townes Van Zandt
Various folk musics from various countries (that anonymous guy writes a shit load of awesome tunes!!)
Maybe Dylan or something
Beethoven and Bach
I love either great lyrics and songwriting or great music on it's own. People have tried to do both and usually fail.
and the mathy stuff.. I love Jonas Hellborg. Icon (with Shawn Lane on guitar.. who is great with Hellborg but is never good otherwise) was his best album but Temporal Anologues of Paradies and Good People in Times of Evil (shitty title) are GREAT albums. I also like Buckethead and Matias Eklundh but more because I think they're fucking hillarious... that's it for mathy. Unless Jelly Roll Morton, Edger Meyer, or Leo Kottke/John Fahey are "mathy" which I doubt.
Started with the Stones: London Years, with such cherries as Spider & the Fly and 2000 lightyears
Then onto Crosby Stills Nash and Young - Four Way Street
Just finished the great version of Southernman (not fusewise) with Young and Stills battling in a classic guitar duel. I can dream along almost note for note with that one.
Now onto Ohio. Keep yelling along... 4 dead in Ohio! 4 dead in Ohio!