Yeah, I would've thought that the Roky album would have some effect on the activity of the board. It's pretty awesome, I have to say.
Faded Foreign Lord, you're in good company here. I'm sure each of us have at least a story or two like yours. When Okkervil toured Australia and New Zealand back in 2006[? Really? That was so long ago now!] they released a tour-only EP called Overboard & Down that is totally brilliant, I think. "O, Dana" is one of my favorite covers by any artist ever and "Love To A Monster" is one of my favorite OR songs ever...
cmigliaccio wrote:I have to give a high recommendation to the new fans to check out downtheoubliette.com, which has a fantastic archive of OR's live recordings. Also recommend listening to some of Will's solo shows (I'm fond of the soundboard recordings from early '06) - he's a really stirring performer with jst himself and a guitar or piano, and the bare arrangements really highlight his lyrics.
kerrie wrote:Hi Faded Foreign Lord. OR have toured Australia four times now: 2005 (without the full band), 2006, 2008 and 2009. Each time the venue gets bigger (here in Melbourne they went from Ding Dong Lounge to Billboard). I've seen them on all four tours. I love them too! I'm sure they'll be back before long.
kerrie wrote:It's actually five times if you include Chicago in 2008... Lost Coastlines is a good singalong song for brainwashing three-year olds with - it's got good 'la la la's. Have you gone back as far as Down the River of Golden Dreams yet? It was the first OR I heard.
ThanksJohn wrote:I'm grateful and relieved like-minded people exist. Discovered OR about 6 months ago via Lost Coastlines which had been included on a free CD attached to Uncut magazine. I've a friend whose 1 year ago bounces crazily to this song in the car! This IMO is one of the greatest songs ever written, very clever lyrically and musically.
Like Faded Foreign Lord, I'm gradually working backwards through their back catalogue, finding gems in the process. From DRGD I'd recommend The War Criminal and Song about a Star. Unfortunately I just missed their 2 shows in Ireland last year.
Okkervil River are, in my experience, largely unheralded to the masses. I would place their work alongside The Smiths, a band I would argue as good and as important as The Beatles. The way the songs and albums are structured, the emotion and subjects of the lyrics, the intelligence used and understanding of popular culture really is truly astounding.
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests