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Sep 17, 2002

RC and Moon Pie posted:

My taste in music is already bad and I wanted to make it even cheesier.

I think you covered all the bases.


Feb 25, 2007

We might be fucked, sir.
Fallen Rib
I cannot provide any actually useful information, but I do love the version of I Got You Babe Cher did with Beavis and Butt-Head on the songs-from-and-inspired-by soundtrack album for Beavis and Butt-Head Do America.

EDIT: and so I went down the rabbithole (he-he-he-he you said "hole") and I was wrong. It's not the soundtrack for the movie, it's the album Beavis and Butt-Head made and the single with Cher has its own cover image

ExecuDork fucked around with this message at 03:16 on Aug 16, 2023

Oct 4, 2015

Jade has its flaws, and life, its vicissitudes.
"I Ain't Goin' Out Like That" shows up in Blue Beetle and goes supremely hard so I wanna know where to go if I wanna check out Cypress Hill's discography.

Jul 3, 2002

Some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don't help

Junpei posted:

"I Ain't Goin' Out Like That" shows up in Blue Beetle and goes supremely hard so I wanna know where to go if I wanna check out Cypress Hill's discography.

I Ain't Goin' Out Like That is on Black Sunday, their second album. I don't think it's a controversial opinion to say it's their best album. If you didn't want to start their then their self-titled debut is also pretty drat strong.

Alternatively their Live at the Fillmore album is a pretty good sample of their hits and is actually a pretty good live album, and if you have zero reference it isn't the worst idea in the world.

But seriously start with Black Sunday. Remember to "Roll it Up, Light it Up, Smoke it Up" when you do (and might as well check out the entire Friday soundtrack as an encore)

Voodoofly fucked around with this message at 05:45 on Aug 24, 2023

Aug 23, 2007

It's okay if you have any questions.

How about Siouxsie and the Banshees?

Dec 25, 2005

"...and the light is on and burning brightly for the masses."
Fallen Rib

ultrafilter posted:

How about Siouxsie and the Banshees?

If you're into art punk and no wave, definitely check out The Scream (1978) and Join Hands (1979), but their golden era was when John McGeoch was their guitarist from 1980 to 1982. Siouxsie called him the most creative guitarist they've ever had, and each of those albums, Kaleidoscope (1980), Juju (1981), and A Kiss in the Dreamhouse (1982), are incredible records I come back to again and again.

If you had to choose one, Juju is really the only place to start. It's iconic — a lean goth masterpiece, swirling, dark, and sinister. Like it or not, it's their finest work on all the critics' lists, and you have to hear it at least once.

By comparison, Kaleidoscope is more varied and down-to-earth. It's not their best album, but it does sound like it's the one they had the most fun making. Steve Severin says they tried to make each song sound as different as possible. It's an interesting work by a band knocked off their footing, with Siouxsie and Severin trying to keep the band going after their punk-era guitarist and drummer quite literally abandoned them.

A Kiss in the Dreamhouse is more psychedelic than Juju and adds some brighter songs in major keys. "Painted Bird" is my #1 Siouxsie and the Banshees track of all time.

Hyaena is a good successor to A Kiss in the Dreamhouse, experimenting more with orchestral instrumentation and trippy, mystical themes, with none other than Robert Smith on guitar.

I know a lot of people like Tinderbox (1986), but I think it lacks the vision and playfulness of earlier albums. A bit workmanlike, like Siouxsie and the Banshees setting out to make a Siouxsie and the Banshees album.

PS. "Israel" is a McGeoch-era single that didn't find its way onto an album — check it out if you vibe with their other work from those days.

DasNeonLicht fucked around with this message at 16:51 on Sep 25, 2023


Halloween Jack
Sep 12, 2003

La morte non ha sesso

ultrafilter posted:

How about Siouxsie and the Banshees?
I would jump right into Juju, and if you like that, then go back to The Scream and work forward from there. Twice Upon A Time is the best singles compilation.

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