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Bedbug Posted - 02/11/2018 : 01:30:54
Which 2.0 song had the greatest potential and fell short?

I would say Silver Snail.

When I heard the solo live recording I thought that it was going to be some really sick Frank Black outer space thing kind of like Parry the Wind High, Low.

I'm not saying it's a total failure. But I do have to admit that I try to like it a lot more than I actually like it.

A second choice would be Indy Cindie. Again, the solo live is cool, but the actual song is not as great as I hoped.

Third would be Baal's Back. Man, I just think this should be so much more than it is on the album. It's more like Grandma's Back, and not in a Grandma Dynamite kind of way.

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Bedbug Posted - 02/16/2018 : 18:53:16
With Shattuck!
Bedbug Posted - 02/16/2018 : 18:52:34
This live version of silver snail is ill. Not too much diff than studio, but love the Frank of it all

Bedbug Posted - 02/16/2018 : 04:06:04
Re: Baalís Back, I ďlikeĒ it too, but that isnít the question here, as much as, ďDid it live up to its potential?Ē I think even if you like it you admit that the studio version could be better.

I like Silver Snail too, but itís my #1 pick for missed potential.
picpic Posted - 02/16/2018 : 03:26:45
Great song onstage. HC version sucks.

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Discoking Posted - 02/15/2018 : 21:52:50
i love baal's back.

it's educational
The Maharal Posted - 02/15/2018 : 14:01:42
I still enjoy Baal's Back. It's the bastard child of mcluskey and Pixies and that's a good thing.
Bedbug Posted - 02/13/2018 : 05:16:13
Re: Baalís Back; the only explanation that makes sense to me is that Black was trying to create an anti-type of experience, where itís like a potentially savage song is repressed / stifled in order to create some kind of effect.

In one way, Baalís Back is kind of like Dougie Jones from Twin Peaks. You know there is something way cooler inside, but the director is not giving you what you want / expect.
Bedbug Posted - 02/13/2018 : 05:12:25
I think Classic Masher is cool enough. Itís probably unfair to say it didnít live up to its potential just because there were a lot of people Super hyped on it.

I really think with Silver Snail somebody should have spoke up and said ďHey, this just didnít come out right, letís completley overhaul it.Ē
picpic Posted - 02/13/2018 : 00:07:57
Originally posted by jake3
In terms of Head Carrier I'd say Classic Masher, as it felt special when Frank initially played it live and I really don't like the studio intro. Baal's Back also. Not sure what on earth happened there.

An abomination.

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jake3 Posted - 02/12/2018 : 07:47:06
Yeah I agree with Silver Snail. Greens and Blues needed to be somewhat faster than the studio version. The live intro to Magdalena would have been cool to hear properly recorded and lends weight to the idea the band should have given some tracks a longer gestation period and perhaps tried them out live (as a band) first, even though I guess that would have ruined the surprise (for most). The music video intro to Blue Eyed Hexe is neat, though that's probably something the video creator made, the album needed some weirder moments like that. Another Toe in the Ocean, Andro Queen and Jamie Bravo are all far too slick for my tastes and Ring the Bell is beyond saving.

In terms of Head Carrier I'd say Classic Masher, as it felt special when Frank initially played it live and I really don't like the studio intro. Baal's Back also. Not sure what on earth happened there.
picpic Posted - 02/12/2018 : 01:12:06
Yeah, about Masher, the solo version had greater potential than the steroÔds-fueled HC version with those strange volume shifts during choruses. Good song, sounds OK, but I was hoping for something else.

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The Maharal Posted - 02/11/2018 : 07:49:51
I think the solo version is OK while the studio version is just shite. It's just a poor song. Pardon the pun but it's too sluggish.
Bedbug Posted - 02/11/2018 : 06:47:16
Does anyone else agree about Silver Snail? I feel like it could have been so different; creepier, funkier, catchier.

I wish David Bowie could do a cover of it.
Bedbug Posted - 02/11/2018 : 06:46:08
Maybe I picked the songs I picked because I heard demos / live versions first?

For instance I'm also thinking Andro Queen could have been even better. But I love Andro Queen.
The Maharal Posted - 02/11/2018 : 05:58:52
Also, the studio version of Magdelena is fine but I wished it was more like the versions they did with Shattuck, especially the ohhhhhs during the chorus.
The Maharal Posted - 02/11/2018 : 05:46:28
Haha yeah I'm still a big fan of the studio version but hearing BF scream Baals live was something else.

Most of those songs are a little limp compared to live versions.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7o1IlmWjXow Masher

Sprite Posted - 02/11/2018 : 02:15:33
Grandma's Back, that's very funny. I think I like it more than you but I know what your getting at.
Bedbug Posted - 02/11/2018 : 01:36:41
And please, please, please may I never add O Little Cloud to this list. That would be a tragedy if it falls short.

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