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(NPR)   Tom Waits, Keith Richards, Iggy, Dr. John and Shane MacGowan singing sea chanteys? Yes, I think so   (npr.org) divider line 38
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2013-02-11 07:57:20 AM
Shanties.  Now here is a possible difference in language across the pond I was unaware of
 
2013-02-11 09:06:16 AM
Some of that isn't so much singing as sorting deep phlegm.
 
2013-02-11 09:08:41 AM
Oooh.. cool.
I have the first one, very hit and miss, but overall a fun time.

And John C Riley's song is surprisingly entertaining.
 
2013-02-11 09:10:43 AM
I thought subby meant all in the same room singing together - and that would have explained the shortage of Maker's Mark that was announced last night!
 
2013-02-11 09:10:48 AM
It's really weird to watch people online discover music that has been around for hundreds of years but only after a celebrity somehow holds their hand and leads them to it.
 
2013-02-11 09:18:17 AM
Anybody notice Coutney Love mentioned in the list of reasons why this one is better than the first? Not only that but in context was a Michael Stipe-Courtney Love duet....

Although as I type this, maybe her role in the song is to be a totally drugged out pirate wench who hangs out in tortuga waiting for the most desperate pirates to thrown one her way just so she can get her next taste of grog to keep her going. In which case shed be perfect.
 
2013-02-11 09:19:26 AM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: It's really weird to watch people online discover music that has been around for hundreds of years but only after a celebrity somehow holds their hand and leads them to it.


I know. Let me guess, you thought see shanties sold out after scurvy became less of a threat.

(Flips hair and takes a sip of PBR) God, why do other people have to find out about things? I miss the days back when the interney was on vinyl.
 
2013-02-11 09:36:54 AM

colinspooky: Shanties.  Now here is a possible difference in language across the pond I was unaware of


it never occurred to me, but it could be a derivation of the french "chanter," which means "to sing."
 
2013-02-11 09:38:33 AM
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2013-02-11 09:39:06 AM
the first one was great. particularly richard thompson's version of the mingulay boat song.
 
2013-02-11 09:57:19 AM

swankywanky: I thought subby meant all in the same room singing together - and that would have explained the shortage of Maker's Mark that was announced last night!


Any self respecting drunkard knows there is only one choice for imbibing whilst signing sea shanties:

world-of-whisky.net
 
2013-02-11 10:10:22 AM
Very harrowing to hear those tuberculosis victims  muster up the strength to wheeze the songs of the sea with their final death rattles.

Wait.  What that?  That's a Tom Waits and Keith Richards duet?
 
2013-02-11 10:11:48 AM
Tom Waits? Oh, the guy who wrote all those songs for scarlett johansson.
 
2013-02-11 10:29:19 AM

stoli n coke: I know. Let me guess, you thought see shanties sold out after scurvy became less of a threat.


No, holmes. I just have an ounce of curiosity about the world around me and a library card. Believe it or not, it's ok to discover things before you're told it's ok to like them. It doesn't hurt and people, on the whole, don't laugh at you when you have an interest that isn't a thing on the internet.
 
2013-02-11 10:37:43 AM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: It's really weird to watch people online discover music that has been around for hundreds of years but only after a celebrity somehow holds their hand and leads them to it.


What is your farking point here? About the only thing anyone ever discovers without help from somebody are their own genitals.

Get over yourself.
 
2013-02-11 11:09:31 AM

Spanky_McFarksalot: Tom Waits? Oh, the guy who wrote all those songs for scarlett johansson.


Excuse me while I throw up.
 
2013-02-11 11:12:44 AM

max_pooper: swankywanky: I thought subby meant all in the same room singing together - and that would have explained the shortage of Maker's Mark that was announced last night!

Any self respecting drunkard knows there is only one choice for imbibing whilst signing sea shanties:

[world-of-whisky.net image 300x300]


er, are you sure it isn't:

www.whisky.dk
 
2013-02-11 11:14:06 AM
After listening to the Shane McGowen track I can't help but think that the Cubs should hire him to sing at the 7th inning stretch.  He sounds just like Carey used to.
 
2013-02-11 11:15:09 AM
I notice a distinct lack of Barrett's Privateers in that playlist.
 
2013-02-11 11:26:27 AM

FlashHarry: colinspooky: Shanties.  Now here is a possible difference in language across the pond I was unaware of

it never occurred to me, but it could be a derivation of the french "chanter," which means "to sing."


That is correct. Any collection missing the epic "Morrissey and the Russian Sailor", however, is woefully short of perfection.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJgl7NJVnzg

And no, it's not about the former singer of The Smiths getting some Eastern Bloc strange down by the docks.
 
2013-02-11 11:28:09 AM

InmanRoshi: Very harrowing to hear those tuberculosis victims  muster up the strength to wheeze the songs of the sea with their final death rattles.

Wait.  What that?  That's a Tom Waits and Keith Richards duet?


I'm pretty sure a urinal cam in that studio would be the Room 101 of bad porn. "Hey, Keef, I bet mine's more horrible than yours..." (cough, hack, spew, plop)
 
2013-02-11 11:30:48 AM

Tyrone Slothrop: I notice a distinct lack of Barrett's Privateers in that playlist.


Another lack in this thread:

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

As necessary as left on one's headphones to put the arr in the arrangements.
 
2013-02-11 11:46:05 AM
Wow. They got Frank Zappa to do a track for this? These guys got some serious pull to bring him back.
 
2013-02-11 12:28:33 PM
Well, if you've heard Two Sisters then you'd know Tom Waits is in favor of old fashioned sea songs.
 
2013-02-11 12:29:04 PM
i wrote the album off after getting 20 seconds into johnny depp's butchering of leaving of liverpool.
 
2013-02-11 12:40:33 PM
Oh neat. I liked the first one. 70% miss, that album, but the other 30% made up for it.  Plus that old guy singing 'Bound Away' was pretty awesome. Think I saw him on Conan. Wierd.
 
2013-02-11 01:49:47 PM

Valiente: Tyrone Slothrop: I notice a distinct lack of Barrett's Privateers in that playlist.

Another lack in this thread:

[encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 156x317]

As necessary as left on one's headphones to put the arr in the arrangements.


Our local supermarket just starting stocking Gosling's ginger beer. Dark n' Stormies, ho.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-11 02:27:00 PM
What part of the sailor do you shave with a rusty razor? Belly or balls?
 
2013-02-11 03:55:32 PM
Done much, much better years ago  Sex Pistols - Frigging in the Rigging (NSFW Lyrics)

or just google up Salty Sea Shanties and get your fill of bawdy sea songs.
 
2013-02-11 04:00:27 PM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: stoli n coke: I know. Let me guess, you thought see shanties sold out after scurvy became less of a threat.

No, holmes. I just have an ounce of curiosity about the world around me and a library card. Believe it or not, it's ok to discover things before you're told it's ok to like them. It doesn't hurt and people, on the whole, don't laugh at you when you have an interest that isn't a thing on the internet.


Damn dude, could you sound more like the stereotypical hipster?
 
2013-02-11 04:05:15 PM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: stoli n coke: I know. Let me guess, you thought see shanties sold out after scurvy became less of a threat.

No, holmes. I just have an ounce of curiosity about the world around me and a library card. Believe it or not, it's ok to discover things before you're told it's ok to like them. It doesn't hurt and people, on the whole, don't laugh at you when you have an interest that isn't a thing on the internet.


Rich Hall says it well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvwZHpj2qTY
 
2013-02-11 04:24:40 PM
Wow... Big Freeda and Katy Red doing a sea shanty?  How cool.  And weird.
 
2013-02-11 04:53:32 PM
I'm on board (so to speak) with this, as long as at least one song involves mopping the poopdeck.
 
2013-02-11 05:06:56 PM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: stoli n coke: I know. Let me guess, you thought see shanties sold out after scurvy became less of a threat.

No, holmes. I just have an ounce of curiosity about the world around me and a library card. Believe it or not, it's ok to discover things before you're told it's ok to like them. It doesn't hurt and people, on the whole, don't laugh at you when you have an interest that isn't a thing on the internet.


Why do you assume you are the only one who has had previous exposure to this sort of music? Waits wrote Shiver me Timbers in the early 1970's. Bette Miller has been covering it for decades.

Or do they not count because they are celebrities? How far back do we have to go to be allowed to like this "obscure" music?


Perhaps you have these songs on the original scrimshaw?
 
2013-02-11 07:12:28 PM
  more grog wench!
 
2013-02-12 12:29:18 AM
"...You start with Tom Waits and you fan out from there."

Some good advice right there.

I'll probably break down and get this even if it is hit and miss.
 
2013-02-12 11:07:30 AM
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You're in my way boy.
 
2013-02-13 12:11:00 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZbb9R0K0Xs NSFW, Barnacle Bill the Sailor, which I would love to have these guys sing
 
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