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Title: Favorite Jim Solo Song
Post by: Jackets N Pones on Jul 11, 2018, 03:20 PM
Now that Uniform Distortion is out, what is your favorite song from Jim's solo albums? Not including Tribute To albums.




Title: Re: Favorite Jim Solo Song
Post by: rkwedge on Jul 11, 2018, 03:54 PM
State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.) by a mile for me. Probably because I've seen it so many times live with MMJ. Maybe eventually something off Uniform Distortion will hit me but for now that production, which I get was intentional, doesn't do it for me. I would really like to hear "No Secrets" and "Too Good To Be True" live.
Title: Re: Favorite Jim Solo Song
Post by: Murph on Jul 11, 2018, 07:43 PM
Thatís a hard one.  Iíve always loved Of The Mother Again.  And Regions is stil my favorite Jim solo
Title: Re: Favorite Jim Solo Song
Post by: HardNightConformist on Jul 12, 2018, 07:17 AM
It's gotta be Actress or The World Is Smiling Now.
Title: Re: Favorite Jim Solo Song
Post by: Nikkogino on Jul 12, 2018, 09:52 AM
Dear One
Title: Re: Favorite Jim Solo Song
Post by: jttouch2 on Jul 12, 2018, 10:55 AM
Thatís a hard one.  Iíve always loved Of The Mother Again.  And Regions is stil my favorite Jim solo
Its really hard to beat Of the Mother Again
Title: Re: Favorite Jim Solo Song
Post by: justbcuzido on Jul 12, 2018, 12:22 PM
Thatís a hard one.  Iíve always loved Of The Mother Again.  And Regions is stil my favorite Jim solo

I've been praying for a live Of The Mother Again with MMJ! That's always been my favorite, and it was great seeing Jim do it live. It's always had this John Lennon feel to me.
Title: Re: Favorite Jim Solo Song
Post by: justbcuzido on Jul 12, 2018, 12:36 PM
A close second to Of the Mother, is always "Know Till Now" for me. First off, DMT and that song are like a match made in heaven and I think that's what Jim was singing about after pairing the two ;)

Another reason for me is the single for Know Till Now came out a few days after I moved into a new city and was living downtown. Every night I'd ride my bike through downtown listening to that tune, watching the city lights and people and feeling like I was in that weird alternate future space the song evokes.

Come to think of it, I just really loved all of Regions. Those early solo tours were incredible. I do wish more of Jims/Carls solo tunes made it into the setlists.
Title: Re: Favorite Jim Solo Song
Post by: unravelled on Jul 12, 2018, 01:56 PM
Great suggestions so far.


I'll throw out His Masters Voice as an option.
Title: Re: Favorite Jim Solo Song
Post by: dookie shoot bandit on Jul 12, 2018, 03:21 PM
If we are including MoF as solo...
The Right Place
I love this song!

As far as Solo albums
Even though I am a part of the minority, and think the new album is overall (from start to finish) his best yet, and maybe once witnessed live I will change my thought process.
But...
I have to give my vote to A New Life
Song meant a lot personally when it first came out, love the arrangement, love it live solo, live solo acoustic, with MMJ, Jimís shimmy dance on stage, the Jimmy Fallon performance with the Roots. Just a fantastic song  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Favorite Jim Solo Song
Post by: gardenparty on Jul 12, 2018, 03:27 PM
its gotta be Here In Spirit
Title: Re: Favorite Jim Solo Song
Post by: sillyboob on Jul 12, 2018, 07:38 PM
If we are including MoF as solo...
The Right Place
I love this song!

As far as Solo albums
Even though I am a part of the minority, and think the new album is overall (from start to finish) his best yet, and maybe once witnessed live I will change my thought process.
But...
I have to give my vote to A New Life
Song meant a lot personally when it first came out, love the arrangement, love it live solo, live solo acoustic, with MMJ, Jimís shimmy dance on stage, the Jimmy Fallon performance with the Roots. Just a fantastic song  :thumbsup:


Yes to all of this, DSB!! Especially the performance on Fallon with the Roots!!
Title: Re: Favorite Jim Solo Song
Post by: diddy57 on Jul 12, 2018, 08:24 PM
No question for a 65-year-old man like me: Yes To Everything. It's frigging awesome. A goddamn anthem if I ever heard one. And poor Jim just turned 40! I hope to meet this man at Pico Union and tell him about what really comes next!
Title: Re: Favorite Jim Solo Song
Post by: Nikkogino on Jul 12, 2018, 10:09 PM
No question for a 65-year-old man like me: Yes To Everything. It's frigging awesome. A goddamn anthem if I ever heard one. And poor Jim just turned 40! I hope to meet this man at Pico Union and tell him about what really comes next!
Weirdly enough, a lot of people on here hate it.  It is definitely in my top 3 Jim solo songs for sure.  There is a 2 minute guitar solo for crying out loud!
Title: Re: Favorite Jim Solo Song
Post by: dookie shoot bandit on Jul 12, 2018, 10:31 PM
If we are including MoF as solo...
The Right Place
I love this song!

As far as Solo albums
Even though I am a part of the minority, and think the new album is overall (from start to finish) his best yet, and maybe once witnessed live I will change my thought process.
But...
I have to give my vote to A New Life
Song meant a lot personally when it first came out, love the arrangement, love it live solo, live solo acoustic, with MMJ, Jimís shimmy dance on stage, the Jimmy Fallon performance with the Roots. Just a fantastic song  :thumbsup:


Yes to all of this, DSB!! Especially the performance on Fallon with the Roots!!

Magical!!!

And Jimmy Fallonís reaction after is priceless
Title: Re: Favorite Jim Solo Song
Post by: dookie shoot bandit on Jul 12, 2018, 10:34 PM
No question for a 65-year-old man like me: Yes To Everything. It's frigging awesome. A goddamn anthem if I ever heard one. And poor Jim just turned 40! I hope to meet this man at Pico Union and tell him about what really comes next!
Weirdly enough, a lot of people on here hate it.  It is definitely in my top 3 Jim solo songs for sure.  There is a 2 minute guitar solo for crying out loud!

I literally canít believe the divide with this song?
This is definitely up there for me as well
First listen, I was smiling ear to ear with excitement  :cheesy:
Title: Re: Favorite Jim Solo Song
Post by: unravelled on Jul 13, 2018, 12:09 AM
Yes to Everything is freaking incredible!  Definately my favorite solo JJ rocker. It's one gigantic rocking crescendo!
Title: Re: Favorite Jim Solo Song
Post by: davymac on Jul 13, 2018, 06:40 AM
This is tough, but can't lie.  First song that comes to mind is actually No Secrets.  It's a monster jam & can't wait to hear it live
Title: Re: Favorite Jim Solo Song
Post by: millerjustin on Jul 13, 2018, 11:52 AM
AEIOMFU will always be a standard top 3, but man, All in Your Head is such a banger - Ryan did a great job with the lights on the start/stop transitions while played at Rough Trade - reminiscent of AEIOU full sensory artistry - and then they played AEIOU during encore in this 4 piece + ladies format and it likewise killed.  So excited to see full band tour next year
Title: Re: Favorite Jim Solo Song
Post by: slappymoe on Jul 13, 2018, 04:32 PM
was one of 50 lucky roll callers who got to see jim play regions for the first time, at the basement in nashville.

i remember one older guy, maybe 60-65ish.  very tall, right in the middle of the crowd, couldn't miss him head-bobbing intensely during know til now.  loved it the first time i heard it, and it's probably still my favorite jim song.

if mof counts, his master's voice is a close second.
Title: Re: Favorite Jim Solo Song
Post by: e-stone on Jul 13, 2018, 06:07 PM
this won't be a popular choice, but "Talking Empty Bed Blues" gives me those old time Jacket feelings in a BIG way.  more than anything else released in the last 10+ years (yes i'm one of those still holding out hope for At Dawn pt II).  especially the Demo version found on Let's Multiply


Title: Re: Favorite Jim Solo Song
Post by: dogwoody on Jul 14, 2018, 08:49 PM
this won't be a popular choice, but "Talking Empty Bed Blues" gives me those old time Jacket feelings in a BIG way.  more than anything else released in the last 10+ years (yes i'm one of those still holding out hope for At Dawn pt II).  especially the Demo version found on Let's Multiply



this is incredible and I can't believe i've never heard it before. Thank you
Title: Re: Favorite Jim Solo Song
Post by: millerjustin on Jul 16, 2018, 12:25 PM
have you guys heard Jim's sit in with Gov't Mule for "Captured" on their compilation album "Shout"?

holy moly
Title: Re: Favorite Jim Solo Song
Post by: Mr. White on Jul 16, 2018, 01:23 PM
have you guys heard Jim's sit in with Gov't Mule for "Captured" on their compilation album "Shout"?

holy moly

I love that song! I have a folder of Jim and MMJ Covers and Rare Songs I've made CD's from and sometimes play while I'm mowing or doing other work around the house/yard. "Captured" has some moments that remind me of Pink Floyd. It's a very cool song.
Title: Re: Favorite Jim Solo Song
Post by: Lucius on Jul 16, 2018, 08:25 PM
My favourite has always been In The Moment. It's just SO smooth and sexy. The final "In the moment, no hesitating" chant (wasn't sure if it counts as a chorus?) that starts at 2:38 is pure sex! :cheesy: (come to think of it there's actually nothing I dislike about Eternally Even - I think it's a perfect record!)

However, No Secrets has arrived and it's kind of becoming a serious constant in my life so, we'll see!


Title: Re: Favorite Jim Solo Song
Post by: RobRoy286 on Jul 17, 2018, 09:01 PM
Of the Mother Again