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(Esquire)   Old and busted: 'Yacht Rock'. New hotness: 'Sob Rock'   (esquire.com) divider line
    More: Strange, Blues, John Mayer, Album, Michael Jackson, Album cover, Cover art, Eric Clapton, Albums  
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2021-06-03 9:55:42 AM  
I don't know many Gen X ers that don't have a "down" or "cry in your beer" list.

Boomers and silent generation/ rarely do. Even the introspective tearful music of the 60's that is excellent rarely makes it into the then hippy/now conservative boomer playlist.

YMMV of course.
 
2021-06-03 10:19:58 AM  
 
2021-06-03 10:35:03 AM  
John Mayer and Esquire? Two reasons not to click...

I'm Gen X and my entire playlist is probably Sob Rock. Of course, back in my day we just called it "Alternative."

/everybody hurts
//round here
///let me see that tootsie roll
 
2021-06-03 10:39:43 AM  
I prefer Mac DeMarco who named his music "jizz jazz".
 
2021-06-03 10:41:26 AM  
S.O.B. Rock
Nazareth - Hair Of The Dog with Lyrics.wmv
Youtube x-Bg0jjJhgQ
 
2021-06-03 10:41:49 AM  
"Sob Rock"?

How quaint.
 
2021-06-03 10:42:17 AM  
Just another instance of the white man stealing from the blues.  But we had this with Nirvana, Linkin Park, most of Chicago...what is it with this incessant need to coin a term for something you are not inventing.  That is not fetch.
 
2021-06-03 10:42:54 AM  
This is a very solo Eagle album cover.

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2021-06-03 10:45:36 AM  
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2021-06-03 10:48:37 AM  

CarnySaur: S.O.B. Rock
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2021-06-03 10:57:23 AM  
David Geddes Blind man in the bleechers
Youtube Limkwef_WMU
 
2021-06-03 11:03:39 AM  
king of them all

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2021-06-03 11:08:35 AM  
I took my wife to a John Mayer concert a couple of years ago.  I'm a guitarist, only three years older than him.  I remember observing the squealing white chicks and then just looking at his hands and thinking "I bet 95% of the people in this arena have no idea how impossibly difficult it is to do what he's doing.  The complex rhythms and leads, and he's not even thinking about it.  He makes it look easy.  It isn't."
 
2021-06-03 11:10:04 AM  
Seen Mayer several times, mostly with Dead & Co. but saw his solo tour several years back, and while I don't love most of the songs he has written, he is great on the guitar. It is a shame his need to be a pop star and his personal life overshadowed his playing.

I'm hoping that so much time with Bob Weir will make him weird and cool at the same time.

My mind boggles at the thought of a teenage Weir sharing a bedroom space with Neal Cassidy. Hopefully Bobby can bend Mayer's twig in a likewise admirable direction.
 
2021-06-03 11:12:30 AM  

CarnySaur: S.O.B. Rock
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Exactly what I came to post. You earn the rare "Smart" and "Funny" !
 
2021-06-03 11:13:45 AM  
SGT Rock.
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2021-06-03 11:14:34 AM  

Susan'sLittleAdamsApple: Just another instance of the white man stealing from the blues.  But we had this with Nirvana, Linkin Park, most of Chicago...what is it with this incessant need to coin a term for something you are not inventing.  That is not fetch.


So we shouldn't be influenced by the blues. Got it.
 
2021-06-03 11:19:17 AM  
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - S.O.B. (Official)
Youtube 1iAYhQsQhSY
 
2021-06-03 11:49:05 AM  
Stay Cruel
Youtube UNgl0ft5YlI
 
2021-06-03 12:51:48 PM  
I have a friend in the music biz. John Mayer is his go-to example of a good guy who's completely controlled by music biz parasites.
 
2021-06-03 12:59:26 PM  

STRYPERSWINE: I took my wife to a John Mayer concert a couple of years ago.  I'm a guitarist, only three years older than him.  I remember observing the squealing white chicks and then just looking at his hands and thinking "I bet 95% of the people in this arena have no idea how impossibly difficult it is to do what he's doing.  The complex rhythms and leads, and he's not even thinking about it.  He makes it look easy.  It isn't."


Mayer caught my attention when he did a taping for PBS' Soundstage program, probably right after he hit it big.  He came out and played a few of his teenage-panty-drop hits, and then brought out Buddy f'n Guy and blasted through some blues numbers.  He clearly understood what actually sells albums (at least at the time) but had the skill and appreciation for what came before.
 
2021-06-03 1:17:21 PM  

Dear Jerk: I have a friend in the music biz. John Mayer is his go-to example of a good guy who's completely controlled by music biz parasites.


He should think bigger.

Elvis Presley - Little Sister (video clip made by Romaico Nieuwland)
Youtube 55ak4ubAbIY
 
2021-06-03 1:38:19 PM  
Could be worse

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2021-06-03 2:01:33 PM  

LewDux: Could be worse

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Dude Smooth Operator is the farkin jam cmon!
 
2021-06-03 2:35:17 PM  
Could be worse

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2021-06-03 2:59:22 PM  
Who's that abominable (I think Irish) who always sounds on the verge of tears?  Something Capaldi? Goddam I hate that farker whoever he is.
 
2021-06-03 3:37:28 PM  
Was that an album review or am I an idiot? I feel like this is the third album review in a row I've read from this tab that told me literally nothing about the music. Wannabe Hunter S. Thompson navel-gazing and cultural pontification. Zzzzzzzz.

The linked article about "DivorceCore" is even worse. As someone whose parents divorced when I was 6 I literally started wondering if the author's parents are about 10 years older than mine based on how the made-up genre is categorized.

Many non-rock singers had been cranking out hits for their whole lifetimes, it doesn't exactly take a dissertation to figure out the same thing would eventually happen in rock.

Who farking hires these people?
 
2021-06-03 3:43:31 PM  

IHadMeAVision: Was that an album review or am I an idiot? I feel like this is the third album review in a row I've read from this tab that told me literally nothing about the music. Wannabe Hunter S. Thompson navel-gazing and cultural pontification. Zzzzzzzz.

The linked article about "DivorceCore" is even worse. As someone whose parents divorced when I was 6 I literally started wondering if the author's parents are about 10 years older than mine based on how the made-up genre is categorized.

Many non-rock singers had been cranking out hits for their whole lifetimes, it doesn't exactly take a dissertation to figure out the same thing would eventually happen in rock.

Who farking hires these people?


Write them letter, let them know that their articles about albums are far bellow your personal standards
 
2021-06-03 4:00:08 PM  

STRYPERSWINE: I took my wife to a John Mayer concert a couple of years ago.  I'm a guitarist, only three years older than him.  I remember observing the squealing white chicks and then just looking at his hands and thinking "I bet 95% of the people in this arena have no idea how impossibly difficult it is to do what he's doing.  The complex rhythms and leads, and he's not even thinking about it.  He makes it look easy.  It isn't."


For a span of time "John Mayer" was a favorite punchline to answer the question what whitebread mainstream America hungered for.

Then I read the article about how the guy made his wad of cash and proceeded to amass something like a dozen Dumble amps.

As a guitar player that let him off the hook with me.  If I had access to millions that would be the abject level of stupid I would be involved in.
 
2021-06-03 4:23:30 PM  

LewDux: Write them letter, let them know that their articles about albums are far bellow your personal standards


If I had that kind of personality I don't think I'd be doing something more productive than yelling at the clouds on Fark to begin with.
 
2021-06-03 4:24:52 PM  

IHadMeAVision: LewDux: Write them letter, let them know that their articles about albums are far bellow your personal standards

If I had that kind of personality I think I'd be doing something more productive than yelling at the clouds on Fark to begin with.


FTFM.
 
2021-06-03 4:41:53 PM  

IHadMeAVision: Was that an album review or am I an idiot? I feel like this is the third album review in a row I've read from this tab that told me literally nothing about the music. Wannabe Hunter S. Thompson navel-gazing and cultural pontification. Zzzzzzzz.

The linked article about "DivorceCore" is even worse. As someone whose parents divorced when I was 6 I literally started wondering if the author's parents are about 10 years older than mine based on how the made-up genre is categorized.

Many non-rock singers had been cranking out hits for their whole lifetimes, it doesn't exactly take a dissertation to figure out the same thing would eventually happen in rock.

Who farking hires these people?


It told me "It's a John Mayer record".  Maybe you like him, maybe you don't, maybe you're unsure.  But there's a single on the way.  Here's what the cover looks like.

But the writer has to cover X amount of column inches or words or whatever.  He needs to stretch that out.

God help you if you ever come across Lester Bangs or Richard Meltzer.
 
2021-06-03 4:46:56 PM  

Billy Liar: It told me "It's a John Mayer record".  Maybe you like him, maybe you don't, maybe you're unsure.  But there's a single on the way.  Here's what the cover looks like.

But the writer has to cover X amount of column inches or words or whatever.  He needs to stretch that out.

God help you if you ever come across Lester Bangs or Richard Meltzer.


That's fine, maybe I just don't get it. I used to play music and shiat but I don't read a whole lot of music journalism bc... well, you can already tell.

I do dig the album cover.
 
2021-06-03 4:49:19 PM  

LewDux: Could be worse

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2021-06-03 6:29:08 PM  
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Hey Man, is that Sob Rock.  YEAH MAN!  Then turn it up, Man.  Said no late night commercial ever.
 
2021-06-03 7:41:25 PM  

shabu: Seen Mayer several times, mostly with Dead & Co. but saw his solo tour several years back, and while I don't love most of the songs he has written, he is great on the guitar. It is a shame his need to be a pop star and his personal life overshadowed his playing.

I'm hoping that so much time with Bob Weir will make him weird and cool at the same time.

My mind boggles at the thought of a teenage Weir sharing a bedroom space with Neal Cassidy. Hopefully Bobby can bend Mayer's twig in a likewise admirable direction.


i pretty much hate john mayer but acknowledge he's a solid player. when i streamed the dead & co. 50th anniversary show in chicago, i was VERY impressed.

/got tickets for st. louis (on my 50th birthday!!!!)
 
2021-06-04 2:47:41 AM  

Skarekrough: For a span of time "John Mayer" was a favorite punchline to answer the question what whitebread mainstream America hungered for.

Then I read the article about how the guy made his wad of cash and proceeded to amass something like a dozen Dumble amps.

As a guitar player that let him off the hook with me.  If I had access to millions that would be the abject level of stupid I would be involved in.


I don't care for John Mayer's music but as someone who "watches his hands" so to speak as a former guitarist I can't talk shiat at all.

There's lots of hot takes on Fark about how the guitar is just for old white Boomers, but clearly none of these people listen to Latin pop (L-pop?) music the same way I do... not only is the guitar still alive, but so are the trumpet, trombone, saxophone and clarinet still alive... on the other hand so is the motherfarking accordian.
 
2021-06-04 1:27:58 PM  

stinkyboss: shabu: Seen Mayer several times, mostly with Dead & Co. but saw his solo tour several years back, and while I don't love most of the songs he has written, he is great on the guitar. It is a shame his need to be a pop star and his personal life overshadowed his playing.

I'm hoping that so much time with Bob Weir will make him weird and cool at the same time.

My mind boggles at the thought of a teenage Weir sharing a bedroom space with Neal Cassidy. Hopefully Bobby can bend Mayer's twig in a likewise admirable direction.

i pretty much hate john mayer but acknowledge he's a solid player. when i streamed the dead & co. 50th anniversary show in chicago, i was VERY impressed.

/got tickets for st. louis (on my 50th birthday!!!!)


Nice on the birthday show! I hope you have a great show. The 50th anniversary concert featured Trey Anastasio though.

First time I saw John play with Weir, i knew they were going to be working together at least a few times more. Mayer has said he was just getting into the Dead at that point, and the new fan energy was a nice infusion.

I appreciate he isn't tying to ape Jerry licks. I do wish they hadn't lowered the tempo on every song though.

The Late Late Show Bob Weir and John Mayer Perform Althea
Youtube MnUAqGyFMo0
 
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