I went to some of his rehearsals when he guest conducted the LSO back in late 70s early 80s, very vocal as I recall. But the results he got were quite extraordinary. The concerts were memorable. He was actually very approachable. I went to Paris with a chum to hear him conduct Bruckner 8 with the Munich Phil, we were in the foyer before the start and Celibidache wandered in and come up to us and said “are you prepared?” …needless to say we nodded convincingly…
So that’s why he’d make them play it slower - just so he could terrify them for longer
Hunger Strike wasn’t it? Or have I missed another song of theirs?
Brings me back to playing in covers bands as a teen
I never thought of his performances in terms of slowness because it did not exist. He focussed more on rhythmic pulse…time became irrelevant.
It is Hunger Strike. Did you ever listen to Mother Love Bone? Whose singer’s death inspired the ToTD project?
I’ve recently discovered Dan Reeder. His songs span hilarious, obscene, and heartbreaking - sometimes in one go! Would definitely recommend.
Just joshing around. I love his interpretations.
Yeah, I think Chloe dancer crown of thorns is a great song. Still holds up after quite some time.
That was featured on the soundtrack to the movie Singles.
Well what can I say temple of the dog …. Great discovery …!!!
Once you’re done with that, there are a few albums of the same vintage worth checking, outside the mainstream acts (Soundgarden, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Mudhoney). Starting with the more accessible ones (all on Sub Pop):
Dayglo by Love Battery
Weak by Seaweed
Uptown Avondale EP by the Afghan Whigs (or their 2nd album, Congregation)
Zucker by the Fastbacks
Dreamy by Beat Happening
Anyone into The Chills?