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(Some Guy)   The favorite albums of Rush's Geddy Lee. Tiny Tim inexplicably absent   ( thequietus.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Geddy Lee, favorites, Alex Lifeson, power trio, Bjork, big bands  
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2012-06-29 12:00:57 PM  
HEY! I have a Tiny Tim CSB

(exposition) I first saw Tiny Tim on the Tonight show as a kid. My mother told me who he was and how he had married Miss Vicki on Carson a few years earlier. My mother's name is Vicki (spelled the same way) so we had a laugh. Oh, how we laughed.
I was a kid, he played the ukelele and sang in falsetto.
I thought he was awesome.

A few months before his death, he moved into my neighborhood in St Louis Park, MN. I saw him at a local grocery store, and freaked... I loved this guy. Still do.
I asked him for an autograph, all I had was a matchbook. He asked me who to address it to, so I sez, my mother. I spelled it for him, V I C K I, completely forgetting abut the Tonight Show.
He gives me a sly smile, like I was farking with him, and signs it to his Long Lost Miss Vicki.

Ma still has it. He was awesome.

t1.gstatic.com
RIP awesome guy

Anyway, what were you saying subby?

ummm... Maybe I should read TFA
 
2012-06-29 12:11:08 PM  
Some good records on there. I like that Geddy put records that were important to him, not just the ones that are technically the best.

I like Rush. I saw them probably 4 or 5 times back in the 80s, but I seriously doubt any of their records would make my top 13. If one cracked the list it would be Hemispheres.
 
2012-06-29 12:31:23 PM  
From the slideshow:

The Who - Who's Next?
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
Genesis - Nursery Crime
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick
Cream - Disraeli Gears
Pink Floyd - Meddle
Joni Mitchell - Blue
Jefferson Airplane - Bless Its Pointed Little Head
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced?
Bjork Post
Yes - The Yes Album
Radiohead - OK Computer
 
2012-06-29 01:17:45 PM  
That's a respectable list. I was expecting a list of bass-player classics, but I should have realized he isn't that shallow.
 
2012-06-29 02:04:49 PM  
Wow the worst singer and musician ever has a favorite list. Awesome.
 
2012-06-29 02:07:37 PM  
Hit the picture below to begin the countdown:

Doesn't work
 
2012-06-29 02:13:16 PM  
No Canadian bands? Lame.
 
2012-06-29 02:13:50 PM  
Wow the worst singer and musician ever has a favorite list. Awesome

3/10
 
2012-06-29 02:14:51 PM  
Gunny Highway

No Canadian bands? Lame.

Nickelback was 11. Bare Naked Ladies were 12.

*shivers*
 
2012-06-29 02:15:50 PM  

Tat'dGreaser: Wow the worst singer and musician ever has a favorite list. Awesome.


www.fohguild.org
 
2012-06-29 02:18:14 PM  
I'm sorry you guys like horrible music. Neil is the only good thing about that band.
 
2012-06-29 02:24:48 PM  

TsarTom: HEY! I have a Tiny Tim CSB

(exposition) I first saw Tiny Tim on the Tonight show as a kid. My mother told me who he was and how he had married Miss Vicki on Carson a few years earlier. My mother's name is Vicki (spelled the same way) so we had a laugh. Oh, how we laughed.
I was a kid, he played the ukelele and sang in falsetto.
I thought he was awesome.


Great, now I have "Tip toe through the tulips" stuck in my head, half a day to go before I can alcohol cleanse my brain...
 
2012-06-29 02:25:48 PM  

Tat'dGreaser: Wow the worst singer and musician ever has a favorite list. Awesome.


Shouldn't you be under a bridge someone waiting for the goats to come trip tripping by?
 
2012-06-29 02:26:38 PM  
There isn't a lot of variety in there. Not very surprising, actually. Rush is about as one-dimensional as it gets.
 
2012-06-29 02:28:19 PM  
Was expecting a Budgie album on there, somewhere.
 
2012-06-29 02:33:08 PM  

Tat'dGreaser: I'm sorry you guys like horrible music. Neil is the only good thing about that band.


I see you're more of a...tat'dgreaser fan, self-proclaimed "Best Bassist In Basement".

tat'dgreaser Top Five Albums of All Time

1. Justin Beiber - "Girls Like Boys who Look Like Girls"
2. Katy Perry - "How Did I Get Famous?"
3. Jethro Tull - "I'll Stick My Flute up your Arse - OMG He Likes It"
4. Brady Bunch - "The Brady Bunch Sings the Partridge Family" (Featuring Marsha Marsha Marsha and Flo Rida)
5. Grunty - "Poopy Flavoured Lollipops" (Featuring a Drunken Rip Torn)
 
2012-06-29 02:33:10 PM  
Tat'dGreaser: I'm sorry you guys like horrible music. Neil is the only good thing about that band.

Shut up and go away, you dipsh*t.
 
2012-06-29 02:34:32 PM  

Rip Dashrock: Great, now I have "Tip toe through the tulips" stuck in my head, half a day to go before I can alcohol cleanse my brain...


Could be worse. Could be Klaus Nomi instead of Tiny Tim.
 
2012-06-29 02:38:00 PM  
Tiny Tim's BEST
 
2012-06-29 02:39:45 PM  
For the record, CLOCKWORK ANGELS is great!

I kinda hope they stop recording & go out on top with it
 
2012-06-29 02:41:32 PM  

karmaceutical: There isn't a lot of variety in there. Not very surprising, actually. Rush is about as one-dimensional as it gets.


Yes, I frequently can't tell the difference between Led Zeppelin an Bjork. Totally the same style.
 
2012-06-29 02:42:23 PM  
While everyone is entitled to their opinion, I think that most people who are overly critical of Rush probably have not listened to anything by Rush in a very long time.
 
2012-06-29 02:43:16 PM  
Just like me -- not a single Rush album on his list, either.
 
2012-06-29 02:45:07 PM  
Rocinate's Top 5 (no compilations):

Frank Zappa ~ HOT RATS
The Beatles ~ RUBBER SOUL
The Who ~ WHO'S NEXT
Ramones ~ RAMONES
Issac Hayes ~ SHAFT Soundtrack
 
2012-06-29 02:46:23 PM  
Tiny Tim was cool. The way he mined mostly-forgotten Amercian songs was similar to The Greatful Dead. He was a better singer, though.
 
2012-06-29 02:46:49 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Some good records on there. I like that Geddy put records that were important to him, not just the ones that are technically the best.

I like Rush. I saw them probably 4 or 5 times back in the 80s, but I seriously doubt any of their records would make my top 13. If one cracked the list it would be Hemispheres.


I only saw them once, on the Presto tour. They are quite good live. I think their first album may be my favorite, if only because it feels more like straight up rock n roll as opposed to their concept-ish stuff. And who is anyone kidding, Moving Pictures is a great album.

Also, my brother had the Permanent Waves album and the gal on the front made the pants of this 12 year old fit funny.
 
2012-06-29 02:50:12 PM  
I can support any list that starts with Who's Next and includes Meddle, Thick as a Brick and Disreali Gears
 
2012-06-29 02:52:15 PM  

indarwinsshadow: Shouldn't you be under a bridge someone waiting for the goats to come trip tripping by?


Not liking what you like does not make me a troll.
 
2012-06-29 02:54:17 PM  

Tat'dGreaser: indarwinsshadow: Shouldn't you be under a bridge someone waiting for the goats to come trip tripping by?

Not liking what you like does not make me a troll.


I'm not saying it was because you come off sounding like a dick, but.....it is because you come off sounding like a dick.
 
2012-06-29 02:55:21 PM  

Gunny Highway: No Canadian bands? Lame.


Joni Mitchell.
 
2012-06-29 02:55:22 PM  

rocinante721: For the record, CLOCKWORK ANGELS is great!

I kinda hope they stop recording & go out on top with it


Yeah, I'm trying to go see them on this tour since I wonder it it will be the last. They're almost 60- nothing wrong with going out on a high note. (Especially since Geddy can't hit them anymore)
 
2012-06-29 02:56:50 PM  

Cortez the Killer: I'm not saying it was because you come off sounding like a dick, but.....it is because you come off sounding like a dick.


I'm not going to dance around the subject. They f*cking suck. They are the worst band ever. No other band makes me want to change the station right away.
 
2012-06-29 03:01:57 PM  

Tat'dGreaser: indarwinsshadow: Shouldn't you be under a bridge someone waiting for the goats to come trip tripping by?

Not liking what you like does not make me a troll.


However, theadshiatting does.
 
2012-06-29 03:04:35 PM  

Tat'dGreaser: indarwinsshadow: Shouldn't you be under a bridge someone waiting for the goats to come trip tripping by?

Not liking what you like does not make me a troll.


It's one thing to say "I don't like Rush. Geddy Lee annoys me, and their style grates on me." That is an opinion. But calling the guy who will make pretty much any top five list of best rock bassists in history a "shiatty bassist", without even trying to backing it up, is just a shiatty troll.

You are entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts. Back up your statement or stfu.
 
2012-06-29 03:05:13 PM  
What about the voice of Geddy Lee? How did it get so high? I wonder if he speaks like an ordinary guy.
 
2012-06-29 03:07:10 PM  
There are bands I don't like that are generally popular. Grateful Dead comes to mind.

But I acknowledge that they have merits that don't appeal to me personally. Garcia was a great guitarist. But I would rather pull my teeth out with pliers than listen to another one of his noodly farking 20 minutes solos.
 
mhd
2012-06-29 03:08:30 PM  

Tat'dGreaser: They are the worst band ever. No other band makes me want to change the station right away.


You're obviously not German...
 
2012-06-29 03:08:52 PM  
Sorry. "Worst musician ever".

Didn't mean to misquote you, but the point stands.
 
2012-06-29 03:11:51 PM  

gilgigamesh: It's one thing to say "I don't like Rush. Geddy Lee annoys me, and their style grates on me." That is an opinion. But calling the guy who will make pretty much any top five list of best rock bassists in history a "shiatty bassist", without even trying to backing it up, is just a shiatty troll.

You are entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts. Back up your statement or stfu.


His bass playing has never stood out. Like I said, Neil is the only good thing about that band
 
2012-06-29 03:12:59 PM  

Tat'dGreaser: I'm sorry you guys like horrible music. Neil is the only good thing about that band.


You're on crack. Alex is one of the most underrated guitarists in the history of rock.

Saw them twice on the Time Machine tour. They're all in their 60s, and that band still roars like a lion live.
 
2012-06-29 03:13:24 PM  
I have an affinity for side two of Led Zeppelin IV, myself.
 
2012-06-29 03:16:26 PM  

Tat'dGreaser: indarwinsshadow: Shouldn't you be under a bridge someone waiting for the goats to come trip tripping by?

Not liking what you like does not make me a troll.


No. It's the coming in here specifically to be a prick about it that makes you a troll.
 
2012-06-29 03:17:31 PM  

SouthernFriedYankee: No. It's the coming in here specifically to be a prick about it that makes you a troll.


You can't block a thread from opinions you don't like. That's not how Fark works. Someone somewhere does not like what you like
 
2012-06-29 03:18:09 PM  

Tat'dGreaser: His bass playing has never stood out


Rebuttal
 
2012-06-29 03:20:50 PM  

Tat'dGreaser: SouthernFriedYankee: No. It's the coming in here specifically to be a prick about it that makes you a troll.

You can't block a thread from opinions you don't like. That's not how Fark works. Someone somewhere does not like what you like

 
2012-06-29 03:21:35 PM  

DarKrow: What about the voice of Geddy Lee? How did it get so high? I wonder if he speaks like an ordinary guy.


I know him, and he does.
 
2012-06-29 03:21:36 PM  

SouthernFriedYankee: Tat'dGreaser: SouthernFriedYankee: No. It's the coming in here specifically to be a prick about it that makes you a troll.

You can't block a thread from opinions you don't like. That's not how Fark works. Someone somewhere does not like what you like


Don't be such a baby

Rush still sucks
 
2012-06-29 03:24:04 PM  
inconsolable

www.calamillor-mallorca.com
 
2012-06-29 03:27:49 PM  

Tat'dGreaser: Rush still sucks


Tell you what: find me a pro bass player who opines that Geddy Lee is a bad musician. Sort of like an expert opinion, and why.

Bet you can't find one.
 
2012-06-29 03:28:59 PM  

gilgigamesh: Tell you what: find me a pro bass player who opines that Geddy Lee is a bad musician. Sort of like an expert opinion, and why.

Bet you can't find one.


I don't have time to personally interview musicians!
 
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