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  1. martin03345

    The firing of Stan Lynch

    You forgot Luke Wilson
  2. martin03345

    The firing of Stan Lynch

    I agree, they do have a right to privacy. I don't have any interest in their private life, but if they put bits of it out for consumption, their decisions can be scrutinized. And it is hypocritical to say in the Zullo book that you tried heroin and never did it again in the 80s because of how addictive it is to admitting later on that you were an addict as well. How that isn't the very definition of hypocrisy, I'll never know
  3. martin03345

    The firing of Stan Lynch

    Yeah Shelter, don't get me wrong, there's a bunch of double standards and hypocrisy with TPATH. They had their foibles, but it's never been enough to make me not like their music, think any less of it, it's just always made me grounded in the fact that their not beyond reproach
  4. martin03345

    The firing of Stan Lynch

    I've grown to take Stan's side over the years. What, Benmont, Howie and Stan aren't good enough to play on the album but you'll have them do the songs live? That'd be annoying. Plus, the one thing that I found to be very irritating and hypocritical was how over the years, Tom was on the junk the same time Howie was but never brought it up until just a few years ago while lambasting Howie for it. Stan and Benmont were extremely close with Howie and I can see why Stan would be pissed about it. Tom's also been hypocritical about bashing the music industry on the Last DJ and not having corporate sponsors for his tour and then by the time 05 comes around, he's partnered up with Live Nation and TicketMaster. Now should Stan of stayed? No. If you insert him into any album post 94 it probably wouldn't have sounded right
  5. martin03345

    Words on the '87 Mansfield Show

    It'd have to be. "Out in the Cold" was never officially released as a single but hit number 1 on on the Rock Chart
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    Words on the '87 Mansfield Show

    Riverflow is "Ballad of Easy Rider"
  7. martin03345

    The firing of Stan Lynch

    He says in the VH1 Behind the Music back in 1999 that he basically thought of it as a family, a band, and fun. When it stopped being fun, he left/got fired.
  8. martin03345

    You Got Lucky---best version?

    Love the song and love that synth line. It would've been nice to see them do a totally new-wave style album despite Benmont hating those damn synths
  9. I concur. Just because they played and created some work that varied in styles and genres does not mean it's a key part of their core sound identity. Edit: Happy 1500th post to me lol
  10. martin03345

    Were the '81 and '91/'92 tours the best they played with Stan?

    I always found it interesting how any song Tom or Mike plays bass on that the mix is louder and more prominent than when Ron or Howie played. Just listen to the Mudcrutch albums or any song from the early days that Tom or Mike subbed in on bass. The mix is always more pronounce so you can hear and feel the bass line instead of being buried in the sound.
  11. 3 genres for TPATH? Don't think so. They did rock and roll. Different tinges of it at times with different productions, but they never veered outside that wheel house. That's one thing I do admire about the band greatly: they knew what they were, a straight a head, straight forward rock band. They never went new wave, they never went country-rock, they never went folk. They just did rock. Now this here is the key point.They incorporated other genres and blended them in, but they never went so full tilt into a different genre that created something so different to veer off the beaten path. A couple of outliers sound wise on different albums does not mean they did that genre. "Mystery Man" is a country-rock song but they never committed fully to that sound for an album. They never committed to a genre shit like the Byrds did in pioneering psychedelic rock, folk rock and country-rock. And you are right, they always made material they could recreate live. It's one of their great strong points. A great studio and live act.
  12. martin03345

    ECHO - the most real, honest, genuine heartfelt album.

    I forgot SameOldDrew as well in that comment lol. Though I think you and Drew's opinions are out there in the wild, my ball busting is in jest. If anyone hasn't noticed: Shelter and I stand on the sane side while the rest of ya'll are out on the dreamer side lol;
  13. martin03345

    Changing Mojo's track listing

    Great sequence Shelter. However, I'll forever love "US 41" and "Lover's Touch" even if they are total filler fluff.
  14. martin03345

    Wildflowers (the album) and a bunch of other stuff

    I've accepted the fact that whenever the damn thing comes out that it will nowhere be as satisfying and enjoyable as we all hope for it to be. At this point, if there isn't like a 6 disc collection the size of Springsteen's The Ties that Bind or The Promise, it'll be a let down. This thing should include outtakes from Wildflowers, the Johnny Cash Unchained sessions, the pre-Wildflowers sessions, the She's the One sessions and a concert or two, it won't end up being worth the wait. This thing has become the Duke Nuke'em Forever of LPs.
  15. martin03345

    ECHO - the most real, honest, genuine heartfelt album.

    You dropped 4 of the best songs from that album?!? You and MJLD are truly something when it comes to album sequencing. "One More Night" is a great album closer with one of Mike's greatest solos at the end. The album isn't meant to be happy. Are you gonna go back and try to make Blood on the Tracks upbeat? The title song is also a nice song as is and so is "Lonesome Sundown". I get that this is a what if thought experiment, but some things just need not to be explored. As MJLD said, "Even the uptempo songs are dower". So leave well enough alone lol. Now I get that the album is a tad bloated but that just means trim the filler like "No More" and "Accused of Love" and slap "Sweet William" in.