Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Not New Music Tuesdays

Sly and the Family Stone - Fresh (1973, Epic)

Somewhere in my brain, I've always compared the evolution of the Sly and the Family Stone discography to that of a party. The early records are the arrival of the guests, first drinks, fun conversation, maybe dancing for those that are so inclined. "Stand" represents the drunken, albeit well-meaning, argumentative phase, while "There's a Riot Goin' On" is the hazy freak out that everybody loved but nobody quite remembers. I suppose that, following this logic, 'Fresh' is the paranoid, introspective thoughts that are going through your head after all of the fun has worn off and you can't sleep because the sun is coming up and the people fucking in the other corner of the room aren't even trying to be quiet about it.

And a Bonus--

What a shitty week for music. Animal Collective get their asses kissed worldwide, Florian Schneider leaves Kraftwerk, AND fucking Ron Asheton dies!

I bought the first Stooges record when i was 13 or 14 years old and played the shit out of it. I remember listening to 'i wanna be your dog' and coming to the realization that you don't have to play like Hendrix or Kirk Hammett or even J Mascis to pull off kick ass guitar solos. That song in particular (and the rest of the record) was a fucking life changer for me. Thank you Mr. Asheton, RIP.

I'm sure everybody has these, but just in case:

The Stooges - The Stooges (1969, Elektra) LINK

The Stooges - Fun House (1970, Elektra) LINK


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love sly and the family stone.

also, thank you for not being amazed by animal collective

3:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stooges link don't work

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hate to complain, but does anyone else have regular problems with these zshare links? half the time the links are broken (not isolated to wsjr, so i'm not gonna blame you) and there are all sorts of nsfw ads on the download pages. i like mediafire.com, but that's just me.

thanks for the stooges albums!

4:01 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

Try the Stooges links again... looks like they are working for most people.

4:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can't front on sly

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sweet, I have wanted to pick up these albums. How about putting your whole collection on zshare?

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sweet, I have wanted to pick up these albums. How about putting your whole collection on zshare?

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i didn't refresh what bullshit.

4:23 PM  
Anonymous sun bear said...

we shot jr. should start using mediafire instead
it's soooooo much better

4:47 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

we'll give that a try next time.

4:49 PM  
Anonymous washed-up old guy said...

Can't believe you didn't mention that Sly was born in Denton.

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...




5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dude, 3:03, we know

5:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

god I fucking hate fungi girls

5:20 PM  
Anonymous twin cheeks said...

2:51, i thought everyone knew that...

5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stooges link still not working.
it just keeps sending me back to the same page.

also, i had no clue sly was born in denton.

6:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

correction of 4:34
The Stooges - The Stooges (1969,Elektra) LINK
not working

Fun House is working.
at least for me.

I tried with both firefox and Epiphany
( sorry, I don't have IE )

still didn't know sly was born in denton

6:47 PM  
Anonymous twin cheeks said...

ok, sly, freddy and i think rosie stone are all from denton. there weren't many 60's music people that were born here and i always assumed that he was the most well known, sorry. i'm working on uploading the first album again and should have a new link soon. sorry dudes

7:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

doesn't work in safari either. :'(

7:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

washed up old guy? is that new, wanz?

7:30 PM  
Anonymous http://www.zshare.net/download/5378358184edce9b/ said...

ok, this shit is working, but i can't paste in this comment section, so it's up there--TC

7:39 PM  
Anonymous captain said...

thanks cheeks, the link in your 'name' is working.
for me at least.
in iceweasel ( firefox ).

keep it up.

10:53 PM  
Anonymous cap said...

btw, sometime is fucked with the times on your server.
the clock on my desk says 10:53pm
lets see what it says when i post this.

10:54 PM  
Anonymous In the Spirit said...

That is an observation I too had made but failed to comment on.

BTW: Suck my Fucking Big Mandingo Cock Your Fucking Ass Clown!

11:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

somebody is in need of a bj.

and someone else is an assclown.

whats next?

2:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cant get eponymous album to work.

i need it. lest i purchase a third copy and get it took

3:13 AM  

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