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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jun 16, 2022 10:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: AUG 69 4/6 Can, Amon Duul II, Rick Nelson, & Elvis

AUGUST 1969 4/6

CAN - MONSTER MOVIE - Aug
The first album by the German exponential band , a later to become influential in some circles ,Can . They had already y recored a previous effort, but no record company would bite . This was, by their standards, a more accessible record . There is a mix of psychedelic, ethnic, out to lunch bunch jazz, with a dose of Velvet Underground tossed in . etc. This was the only album with the original vocalist , Malcolm Mooney (except for a reunion inn 86) . The second side is a 20 minute song, You Doo Right that was edited down from 6hour jam .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE8WcJKdCF0&list=OLAK5uy_mY7Asi515TO0YAZFj-ELbeS2OnAq0Mvws&index=2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxX5ZORy95w

AMON DUUL II - PHALAS DEI - ?
I only know this came out this year . Slightly more spacey, and less grating …well maybe…than fellow “Krautrock” pioneers Can’s “Monster Movie” . The title track is pretty amazing . Sort of like a pack of German Syd Barretts .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpdDAQDlrr0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygfpMapPPs4

RICK NELSON - SHE BELONGS TO ME
It had been a long time since his hit making days in the pre British Invasion era .. He continued to make records, and eventually formed the Stone Canyon Band, and became one or=the pioneers of country rock, and the “California Sound” that would lead to the Eagles etc. . Here , coving the Dylan song “She Belongs To Me” , had his first top 40 hit since 1964 . Dylan was pleased with this one .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiogMC2kTxg

ELVIS PRESLEY - SUSPICIOUS MINDS - Aug 26
I imagine for an Elvis fan, this must have been such a vindication, after years of horrible movies, substandard songs, some misfires, here a massive hit (#1) and one of his most impressive songs, and performances . This return to the top would not last long, but it must have felt great at the time . This was one of the songs form the Chips Moman , American Sound Studio recordings that had produced “In The Ghetto”, and the “From Elvis In Memphis" album . The fake fadeout was not meant to be there, and was added by an RCA staff producer at the last minuet . Moman was not happy, but what could he do .
This one of the ones Donna Godchaux sang on .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj_6SBLal2A

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Poster: gmcgill Date: Jun 16, 2022 2:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: AUG 69 4/6 Can, Amon Duul II, Rick Nelson, & Elvis

CAN! I have only the Cannibalism 1 & 2 albums (collections). But fortunately, the first one has all the songs from "Monster Movie" except for "Mary, Mary, So Contrary". I haven't listened in years, but will have to listen now that you've reminded me.

And great to know that Donna sang on Suspicious Minds. Great song.

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Poster: gmcgill Date: Jun 16, 2022 3:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: AUG 69 4/6 Can, Amon Duul II, Rick Nelson, & Elvis

Velvet Underground comparison is right on target!

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Poster: WillCo Date: Jun 23, 2022 2:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: AUG 69 4/6 Can, Amon Duul II, Rick Nelson, & Elvis

CAN! It came a few years later, but Future Days is one of my favourite albums ever. The track that occupied side 2, "Bel Air" is just so blissful, all 20 minutes of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGQKGpjl1Fg

In my opinion CAN were at their best when they took a bit of trouble over crafting a melody. Holger Czukay, their bassist, knew this and some of his solo stuff is worth checking out (e.g. Movies; On The Way To The Peak Of Normal).

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Poster: gmcgill Date: Jun 23, 2022 2:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: AUG 69 4/6 Can, Amon Duul II, Rick Nelson, & Elvis

thanks for the recommendations.