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musician/producer/odd looking feller: Brian Eno

Postby capnreverb on Sun Sep 19, 2004 11:59 am

surpised he's avoided a crap/not crap discussion. i think he's fantastic, and quite influential. I don't like every thing he's done, but there is some great stuff he has played and produced
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Postby Angry_Dragon on Sun Sep 19, 2004 12:28 pm

NOT CRAP for his rock records.
NOT CRAP for his song titles on said rock records.
NOT CRAP for his work with Fripp.
NOT CRAP for quitting Roxy Music.
CRAP for producing one too many bad U2 records.
Better yet, eat the placenta!!!
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Postby John W. on Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:08 pm

Not crap. I've been picking up the remastered series of his vocal/ambient/soundtrack works and they're sounding great. I'd rather have it all on original vinyl, but I don't have that kind of dough.
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Postby tmidgett on Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:43 pm

Angry_Dragon wrote:NOT CRAP for his rock records.
NOT CRAP for his song titles on said rock records.
NOT CRAP for his work with Fripp.
NOT CRAP for quitting Roxy Music.
CRAP for producing one too many bad U2 records.


so...not crap?

easy n/c for me
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Postby Angus Jung on Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:49 pm

Throughout his career, it seems to me that he piggybacked/bogarted a lot of things he heard other people do, and then claimed credit for it.

But his best work is impossible to deny.

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Postby robert thefamilyghost on Wed Mar 23, 2005 11:32 pm

MANY reasons to say NOT CRAP, but if all of those were wiped away except for "Third Uncle" stacked next to all the crap he has ended up doing over the years, i'd still have to say NOT CRAP...
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Postby gio on Thu Mar 24, 2005 12:04 am

Certainly not crap. I suppose one could argue that he influenced a lot of bad electronic music, but that's no fault of the many good things he made. Now what's up with that theme park he was going to build...?
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Postby Rog on Thu Apr 14, 2005 8:21 am

Listening to Fripp & Eno's The Equitorial Stars right now.
It's very good. Eno is not crap.
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Postby glynnisjohns on Thu Apr 14, 2005 8:11 pm

You absolutely cannot fault those first coupla' solo records
Before and after science / Here come the warm jets / Anothergreen world
Taking tiger mountain by strategy / the first 3 roxy music records.
An odd bit of revisionist history came to me a coupla years ago.
As a kid i always liked the Talking Heads, especially that song
Once in a lifetime. Though listening to it now it just seems to be
an extension of where he was going on his solo records. At twelve
i was a bit clueless as to the eno axis of treatments he was smearing all over that music. "Remain in Light " is one of my favorites so far as production in music that was not written by him.
oh yeah, i still really love / like Achtung Baby.
i feel like i just admitted i like to club baby seals.



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Postby robert thefamilyghost on Thu Apr 14, 2005 8:40 pm

glynnisjohns wrote:oh yeah, i still really love / like Achtung Baby.
i feel like i just admitted i like to club baby seals.


hey, it's a good album...can't be helped...
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Postby mattw on Thu Jun 09, 2005 4:34 pm

not crap

Love the solo records as well as the ambient/soundscape stuff (Atmospheres & Soundtracks).
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Postby Sverige on Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:29 pm

what i have heard, which really isnt much, was extremely enjoyable. at the time i considered flaking on helping my friend move some couches to finish the record.

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Postby placeholder on Fri Jun 10, 2005 8:11 am

It's strange to me that someone voted crap for Eno. He's one of the greats, I think.
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Postby cjh on Fri Jun 10, 2005 8:40 am

Brian Peter George St. Jean le Baptiste de la Salle Eno!

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If anyone's interested - I'll upload a spiffy interview with him by comic book author (and equally interesting polymath) Alan Moore.

here tis: http://rapidshare.de/files/2292232/Chai ... o.mp3.html

(select 'free' and wait)
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Postby Angriest_Dragon on Sat Aug 13, 2005 11:57 am

Just picked up Before And After Science last night.
Easily the most underrated of his "rock" records.
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Postby yut on Sat Aug 13, 2005 2:50 pm

I like Eno, but I feel he's overrated. I like stuff like Tiger Mountain and Warm Jets, but really, it's just simple pop songs with some electronic bleeps here and there. Some of the stuff sounds like retarded circus music to me. The songs have 1 or 2 parts, and really aren't that interesting. I guess that was the point. To make something stark, minimal, and modern. I think it's being slick...

I dunno... I think in the 70's, there were way better bands.

I do like his contribution to Genesis' LLDOB album, though all of those gadgets also contributed a lot of noise to the mix. I think Foxtrot and SEBTP are better sounding recordings.

Not Crap, but not the great genius responsible for the innovation of modern rock that people say he is...

I'd give Eric Burdon (of The Animals) a lot of credit for being way ahead of his time. Plus, Dave Meros of Spock's Beard plays bass for him now.

The beard is out there. The beard is everywhere. Even on Peabo Bryson records...
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Postby John W. on Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:16 am

I guess when the 801 group was around they recorded a few concerts, one of which was released as a live album. Someone posted a bootleg of other recordings (and an Eno interview) here.
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Postby Peripatetic on Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:15 pm

Eno is my new obsession.

I've had Another Green World for a few years and never realized how awesome it was until a couple months ago.

Since then I've picked up Before and After Science, Here Come the Warm Jets, Discreet Music and Music for Airports, all of which are blowing my mind. So many amazing songs/sounds. Not crap. One of the not crappiest in fact.

John W. wrote:I'd rather have it all on original vinyl, but I don't have that kind of dough.


I picked up all of the above for around $10-$15 each. They're not super easy to find as it's taken me a couple months, but they aren't too terribly expensive.
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Postby robert thefamilyghost on Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:54 pm

Peripatetic wrote:Since then I've picked up Before and After Science, Here Come the Warm Jets, Discreet Music and Music for Airports, all of which are blowing my mind. So many amazing songs/sounds. Not crap. One of the not crappiest in fact.


ooh! then you need Taking Tiger Mountain (by Strategy) like right away! his best, i say!
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Postby Heliotropic on Thu Nov 30, 2006 9:31 pm

Brian Eno wrote fantastic songs. He could write bizarre, Pynchonesque songs like Baby's On Fire, The Great Pretender, and Burning Airlines Give You So Much More, but he could also write very nostalgia inducing (yet in no way tacky or overly sentimental) songs like Golden Hours and Everything Merges With The Night.

Brian Eno is probably one of my favorite musicians.
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