Los Lonely Boys

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Post by Eggma » Sun, 11 Jul 2004 06:42:43


Outside of the song "Heaven", they'd be a lot better off singing in Spanish
so I couldn't understand, and if I didn't already have so many Santana CDs.

But some of their lyrics make me think of the Dana Carvey bit about the '80s
balladeer who makes the song up as he goes along, sticking in whatever rhyme
pops into his head, so that's good.

Eggman

 
 
 

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Post by Clockwork Orang » Sun, 11 Jul 2004 19:41:28

Yer mother was a hamster and yer father smelt of elderberries,

Quote:
> Outside of the song "Heaven", they'd be a lot better off singing
> in Spanish so I couldn't understand, and if I didn't already
> have so many Santana CDs.

> But some of their lyrics make me think of the Dana Carvey bit
> about the '80s balladeer who makes the song up as he goes along,
> sticking in whatever rhyme pops into his head, so that's good.

They also have some SRV influences, apparently. I like 'em quite
well. Dude can flat out play guitar, I'll tell you that.

--
Cheers,
--Jeff

"Now, just hold on there, buddy! Let's be serious!
The toilet training of exalted religious
personalities is not our primary topic of discussion!"
        --Harry in "ThingFish"

 
 
 

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Post by Eggma » Mon, 12 Jul 2004 00:20:18


you're up to just the same.

Quote:
> Yer mother was a hamster and yer father smelt of elderberries,

>> Outside of the song "Heaven", they'd be a lot better off singing
>> in Spanish so I couldn't understand, and if I didn't already
>> have so many Santana CDs.

>> But some of their lyrics make me think of the Dana Carvey bit
>> about the '80s balladeer who makes the song up as he goes along,
>> sticking in whatever rhyme pops into his head, so that's good.

> They also have some SRV influences, apparently. I like 'em quite
> well. Dude can flat out play guitar, I'll tell you that.

Do you like "Velvet Sky"?

Eggman

 
 
 

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Post by Clockwork Orang » Mon, 12 Jul 2004 03:25:05

Yer mother was a hamster and yer father smelt of elderberries, Eggman

Quote:
>>> Outside of the song "Heaven", they'd be a lot better off singing
>>> in Spanish so I couldn't understand, and if I didn't already
>>> have so many Santana CDs.

>>> But some of their lyrics make me think of the Dana Carvey bit
>>> about the '80s balladeer who makes the song up as he goes along,
>>> sticking in whatever rhyme pops into his head, so that's good.

>> They also have some SRV influences, apparently. I like 'em quite
>> well. Dude can flat out play guitar, I'll tell you that.

> Do you like "Velvet Sky"?

Well, let's just give 'em a mulligan on that one, m'kay?

--
Cheers,
--Jeff

"Now, just hold on there, buddy! Let's be serious!
The toilet training of exalted religious
personalities is not our primary topic of discussion!"
        --Harry in "ThingFish"

 
 
 

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Post by Eggma » Mon, 12 Jul 2004 07:14:35


what you're up to just the same.

Quote:
> Yer mother was a hamster and yer father smelt of elderberries, Eggman

>>>> Outside of the song "Heaven", they'd be a lot better off singing
>>>> in Spanish so I couldn't understand, and if I didn't already
>>>> have so many Santana CDs.

>>>> But some of their lyrics make me think of the Dana Carvey bit
>>>> about the '80s balladeer who makes the song up as he goes along,
>>>> sticking in whatever rhyme pops into his head, so that's good.

>>> They also have some SRV influences, apparently. I like 'em quite
>>> well. Dude can flat out play guitar, I'll tell you that.

>> Do you like "Velvet Sky"?

> Well, let's just give 'em a mulligan on that one, m'kay?

I got one or two more they need mulligans on.  And several more than are
quite Santana-like (which isn't a bad thing except that we've already got
Santana).  Another thing they've got going against them is I've seen them
hailed in at least two different places as the next great thing for
blues-rock, and this album ain't meeting that standard.  My original
point was that many of their songs are much better without the lyrics.  
And "Heaven" is quite good.  It'll be interesting to see what they come
out with next.

Eggman

 
 
 

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Post by Burnted Oran » Tue, 13 Jul 2004 19:42:45

Quote:


> what you're up to just the same.

> > Yer mother was a hamster and yer father smelt of elderberries, Eggman

> >>>> Outside of the song "Heaven", they'd be a lot better off singing
> >>>> in Spanish so I couldn't understand, and if I didn't already
> >>>> have so many Santana CDs.

> >>>> But some of their lyrics make me think of the Dana Carvey bit
> >>>> about the '80s balladeer who makes the song up as he goes along,
> >>>> sticking in whatever rhyme pops into his head, so that's good.

> >>> They also have some SRV influences, apparently. I like 'em quite
> >>> well. Dude can flat out play guitar, I'll tell you that.

> >> Do you like "Velvet Sky"?

> > Well, let's just give 'em a mulligan on that one, m'kay?

> I got one or two more they need mulligans on.  And several more than are
> quite Santana-like (which isn't a bad thing except that we've already got
> Santana).  Another thing they've got going against them is I've seen them
> hailed in at least two different places as the next great thing for
> blues-rock, and this album ain't meeting that standard.  My original
> point was that many of their songs are much better without the lyrics.  
> And "Heaven" is quite good.  It'll be interesting to see what they come
> out with next.

I would think either 'Crazy Dream' or 'Nobody Else.' They're different
styles, but I think both have commercial possibilities. I also think
'Onda' does, but that's probably the most blatently Santana-sounding
song on the record, so I'm sure you'll dismiss it. But I'm not sure
the Santana thing is necessarily bad from a marketability perspective.
I think the song could get airplay on some progressive rock stations.
But it may be a little too progressive for mass market.

'Crazy Dream,' on the other hand, has HIT written all over it,
following up on 'Heaven.' 'Nobody Else' introduces a different sound,
which I think is very good but it may be too soon to go that road.
They might want to get more established first. 'Crazy Dream' seems to
me to be the most natural follow-up.

Cheers,
--Jeff

 
 
 

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Post by Eggma » Wed, 14 Jul 2004 06:28:05


you're up to just the same.

Quote:


>> what you're up to just the same.

>> > Yer mother was a hamster and yer father smelt of elderberries, Eggman

>> >>>> Outside of the song "Heaven", they'd be a lot better off singing
>> >>>> in Spanish so I couldn't understand, and if I didn't already
>> >>>> have so many Santana CDs.

>> >>>> But some of their lyrics make me think of the Dana Carvey bit
>> >>>> about the '80s balladeer who makes the song up as he goes along,
>> >>>> sticking in whatever rhyme pops into his head, so that's good.

>> >>> They also have some SRV influences, apparently. I like 'em quite
>> >>> well. Dude can flat out play guitar, I'll tell you that.

>> >> Do you like "Velvet Sky"?

>> > Well, let's just give 'em a mulligan on that one, m'kay?

>> I got one or two more they need mulligans on.  And several more than
>> are quite Santana-like (which isn't a bad thing except that we've
>> already got Santana).  Another thing they've got going against them is
>> I've seen them hailed in at least two different places as the next
>> great thing for blues-rock, and this album ain't meeting that standard.
>>  My original point was that many of their songs are much better without
>> the lyrics.  And "Heaven" is quite good.  It'll be interesting to see
>> what they come out with next.

> I would think either 'Crazy Dream' or 'Nobody Else.' They're different
> styles, but I think both have commercial possibilities. I also think
> 'Onda' does, but that's probably the most blatently Santana-sounding
> song on the record, so I'm sure you'll dismiss it. But I'm not sure
> the Santana thing is necessarily bad from a marketability perspective.
> I think the song could get airplay on some progressive rock stations.
> But it may be a little too progressive for mass market.

> 'Crazy Dream,' on the other hand, has HIT written all over it,
> following up on 'Heaven.' 'Nobody Else' introduces a different sound,
> which I think is very good but it may be too soon to go that road.
> They might want to get more established first. 'Crazy Dream' seems to
> me to be the most natural follow-up.

"Crazy Dream" is a perfect example of a song that would have been much
better in Spanish or another language I don't understand.  "Nobody Else"
is more worthy.  But what I really meant is what they come out with on
their next album.  Maybe they were rushed coming out with this initial
album and will have stronger lyrics in the future.  If not I'll just wait
for the karaoke version.

Eggman

 
 
 

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Post by Burnted Oran » Wed, 14 Jul 2004 14:08:03

Quote:

> "Crazy Dream" is a perfect example of a song that would have been much
> better in Spanish or another language I don't understand.  "Nobody Else"
> is more worthy.  But what I really meant is what they come out with on
> their next album.  Maybe they were rushed coming out with this initial
> album and will have stronger lyrics in the future.  If not I'll just wait
> for the karaoke version.

I'm tempted to say, "Well, hell, it's only their debut album, cut 'em
a little slack" but then I'm reminded that SRV's 'Texas Flood' needed
no slack whatsoever. Indeed, many would argue it was his best album,
and I'd be hard-pressed to disagree with them.

So if we're looking at LLB's debut in the context of the "next great"
whatever band, I'd agree with you that this might be a bit too
hype-ish. Still, it's an album I enjoy, and as you say, 'Heaven' is
simply outstanding.

Cheers,
--Jeff