J Roddy Walston and the Business

Started by Ruckus, Dec 30, 2010, 11:46 pm

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Ruckus

Had to start this back up because of my unmitigated excitement for tomorrow night.  This should be a New Years to remember (or not).  How I'm gonna make it through this night and make it up to Philly for DBT the next day is beyond me.  Mind over body, mind over body.

Will rock my face off!

http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/music/bs-ae-music-story-1231-20101230,0,4834652.story
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el_chode

I haven't had as much fun listening to an album since Andrew W.K.'s big release back in 2000 or whenever. Roddy's album is way more listenable though. I am jealous of your NYE experience before it even happens
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capt. scotty

Quote from: el_chode on Dec 31, 2010, 12:28 pm
I haven't had as much fun listening to an album since Andrew W.K.'s big release back in 2000 or whenever. Roddy's album is way more listenable though.


Agreed, although I might say Ive never heard an album that is as fun to listen to, begs to be turned up as loud as possible, where singing along or head shaking are inseparable from listening, and where Roddy's wail is like the voice of christ beckoning for me to grab the bottle of bourbon.

No filler on the album whatsoever either
The thing is, Bob, it's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care. - Peter Gibbons

wolof7

Ha I got soooo drunk on blackberry brandy ??? on Xmas eve listening to this album with friends and it was a blast.
Oh, I will dine on honey dew And drink the Milk of Paradiseeeee

Ruckus

Show was as good as can be though it is really hazy.  They didn't even start til after midnight and played until maybe quarter to 2.  Can't think of a better New Years Eve band to see.  Fun fun
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capt. scotty

Quote from: Ruckus on Jan 01, 2011, 10:47 am
Show was as good as can be though it is really hazy.  They didn't even start til after midnight and played until maybe quarter to 2.   Can't think of a better New Years Eve band to see.  Fun fun


Rock and Roll lives!!
The thing is, Bob, it's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care. - Peter Gibbons

Ruckus

Quote from: capt. scotty on Jan 01, 2011, 05:18 pm
Quote from: Ruckus on Jan 01, 2011, 10:47 am
Show was as good as can be though it is really hazy.  They didn't even start til after midnight and played until maybe quarter to 2.   Can't think of a better New Years Eve band to see.  Fun fun


Rock and Roll lives!!


It sure does!  For all my disdain for Ram's Head Live, that may have been the best sounding J Roddy show I've attended now.  The mix was great and maybe they have upgraded some of their equipment too.  Used to Did into Panama was awesome to finish up.  I just love the post vocal breakdown jam on Used to Did live!
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BH

As I told Ruckus, I fell in love with the bidness over the holiday.  What a perfect NYE band!  Lucky bastard!
I'm digging, digging deep in myself, but who needs a shovel when you have a little boy like mine.

Ruckus

Pain to link from my phone but brand new daytrotter is up.
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he.who.forgets

thank you for posting this...these guys fuckin rock!

he.who.forgets

by the way...which album should i pick up? I see they have 2 or 3 releases.

el_chode

Self titled is most recent and the one that they're riding to success right now.
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Ruckus

Quote from: he.who.forgets on Jan 19, 2011, 01:19 pm
by the way...which album should i pick up? I see they have 2 or 3 releases.

As far as I know they only have two, S/T and Hail Mega Boys.  I love 'em equally but I guess s/t would be the safer place to start.
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ALady

They're playing SXSW.  I'm going to go see them, just for you.
if it falls apart or makes us millionaires

capt. scotty

The thing is, Bob, it's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care. - Peter Gibbons

capt. scotty

Quote from: Ruckus on Jan 19, 2011, 01:32 pm
Quote from: he.who.forgets on Jan 19, 2011, 01:19 pm
by the way...which album should i pick up? I see they have 2 or 3 releases.

As far as I know they only have two, S/T and Hail Mega Boys.  I love 'em equally but I guess s/t would be the safer place to start.


Those are the only 2 Im aware of, although I think they mightve had an EP released before S/T that had songs that are all on S/T. I think S/T is noticeably better overall, but it wouldnt be a bad idea necessarily to start with Hail Mega Boys and then be blown away by the progression they made with S/T by listening to it 2nd.

I thought you said you didnt think Hail Mega Boys was near as good as S/T when we were in NYC, Ruckus?
The thing is, Bob, it's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care. - Peter Gibbons

Ruckus

Quote from: capt. scotty on Jan 20, 2011, 01:52 pm
Quote from: Ruckus on Jan 19, 2011, 01:32 pm
Quote from: he.who.forgets on Jan 19, 2011, 01:19 pm
by the way...which album should i pick up? I see they have 2 or 3 releases.

As far as I know they only have two, S/T and Hail Mega Boys.  I love 'em equally but I guess s/t would be the safer place to start.


Those are the only 2 Im aware of, although I think they mightve had an EP released before S/T that had songs that are all on S/T. I think S/T is noticeably better overall, but it wouldnt be a bad idea necessarily to start with Hail Mega Boys and then be blown away by the progression they made with S/T by listening to it 2nd.

I thought you said you didnt think Hail Mega Boys was near as good as S/T when we were in NYC, Ruckus?


Yeah, you're right.  At that point, I hadn't given it enough spins yet and was still pretty enamored with S/T but as some of my later posts kinda pointed towards, it grew on me a lot and now I really appreciate the greater balance on that album.  Some of the softer acoustic songs, less piano and a much more southern feel.
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Ruckus

Quote from: twofingers on Jan 20, 2011, 02:34 pm
Has the Daytrotter Session been mentioned yet? It's tight.

http://www.daytrotter.com/dt/j-roddy-walston-and-the-business-concert/20040426-3737790.html?utm_source=NL&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=110119DT


Thanks buddy!  Previous page ;)  But ya reminded me...1st that we need to drink bourbon again sometime and also to paste the daytrotter write up which made me feel much better about my own life ;D

We've got a dare here for you. We dare you to find anyone out there who's more kick butt than J. Roddy Walston. You're racking your brain, aren't you? You going from A-to-Z in your head and you pause for a second here or there, and then you move on to the next letter, leaving that consideration appropriately in the fuckin' dust. Walston is a goddamn inferno and there's nothing kind about that. He is a holy terror on the piano and he makes every second of every one of his jack-knifing, caterwauling, blowing-off-steam, dancing with the devil songs feel as if they were born out of lust and then asked to go forth and demonstrate the exact same lust everywhere that they choose to exist. The band's new, self-titled full-length album is an atomic bomb of heroic rock and roll that blazes from start to finish, escorting us into the bellies of all kinds of beasts, but they all bear a resemblance to whatever beast is waking up that particular day with a hangover, planning on getting to a point in the upcoming night where a replica of that former hangover can take shape once again. It is in your face, good times all around rock and roll that never stops or slows down, just keeps plowing into us, giving us gigantic man hugs and thumps on the back. It's the kind of gleeful act of bonding that all men - no matter where they are in their current lives - can appreciate. It can turn the light back on inside us for that chance of reliving those days of sowing our wild oats and getting fucked up on whatever was in the bottle handed to us or whatever concoction was mixed in that huge cooler in the basement, at just one of those many house parties that never seemed to end. Though, the fun that's had - the demolition of nights, the chugging, the do-as-we-please-hedonism - is not that of a young boy, but the pursuit of happiness and pleasures by a full-grown man, able to still get away with murder if only because he has support in his quest. This lust for life and fun is allowed to happen by loved ones, we think, because what we hear in these songs is a sort of gasp, a plunge against the dying of the light or at the minimum, an affront to it. It's a middle finger to the idea that we have to settle down and settle into some form of maturity, or an adult life that is really just a pile of shit - some boring excuse. It's a middle finger to the self-imposed wasting of days that we get conned into believing is what you have to do. Well, it's not. It's stupid to think that we cannot keep being our young selves. Thank you, J. Roddy Walston, for showing us the way to contentment through body-punishing hell-raising. It's all alight with us, though our mornings might disagree.
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twofingers

Quote from: Ruckus on Jan 20, 2011, 03:06 pm
Quote from: twofingers on Jan 20, 2011, 02:34 pm
Has the Daytrotter Session been mentioned yet? It's tight.

http://www.daytrotter.com/dt/j-roddy-walston-and-the-business-concert/20040426-3737790.html?utm_source=NL&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=110119DT


Thanks buddy!  Previous page ;)  But ya reminded me...1st that we need to drink bourbon again sometime and also to paste the daytrotter write up which made me feel much better about my own life ;D

We've got a dare here for you. We dare you to find anyone out there who's more kick butt than J. Roddy Walston. You're racking your brain, aren't you? You going from A-to-Z in your head and you pause for a second here or there, and then you move on to the next letter...


That we do my friend.

I need to see this guy, seems like it would be a BLAST.