Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
December 13, 2017, 08:11:00 PM
Home Help Search Login Register

+  Yip!Jump Board
|-+  General Discussion
| |-+  Album Chat
| | |-+  a compilation type thing...
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: a compilation type thing...  (Read 15207 times)
The Spook
Casper
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 6


View Profile
« on: September 27, 2003, 12:37:39 PM »

okay, if you had to make a CD of songs to play to someone who had never heard anything by Daniel before.. to convince them of his genius.. then which songs would you choose? Sort of like a 'Best of' so keep it to about 12 - 15 songs..
Logged
DWJ
Speeding Motorcycler
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 14


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2003, 08:11:47 PM »

One thing to consider is that his works have varied in content, style, and genius over the years, such that each "era" might have a different list.

Not an attempt to answer that question, but I wonder who picked the songs on the 1994 "Best of Daniel Johnston" CD called "Please Don't Feed the Ego".

They are (with my comments)

01 Speeding Motorcycle - yes, certainly
02 Sad Sac + Tarzan  - yes
03 Impossible Love - yes
04 Casper the Friendly Ghost - yes, certainly
05 Come See Me Tonight - very good song, but not normally considered one of his genius works - still it appeals to general idea of what a song is and should be
06 Funeral Home - definitely powerful - may be hard for a newcomer to appreciate
07 Since I Lost My Tooth - no opinion
08 Don't Play Cards with Satan - yes - powerful
09 Big Big World (w/ Rhythm Rats) - this one surprised me - this IS a very very good song - but very different - very "polished" production for Daniel - still, not normally held out as one of his big ones - but it has an appeal
10 Bloody Rainbow - yes
11 More Dead Than Alive - no opinion
12 Joy Without Pleasure - no opinion
13 Fly Eye - no opinion
14 My Life Is Starting Over - yes - very Daniel Johnston
15 Running Water - wildly original and genius - but again, may be hard for a newcomer to appreciate
16 The Story Of An Artist - undecided
17 Walking the Cow - certainly a well received song
18 I Killed the Monster - highly representative of his honesty and depression
19 Casper The Friendly Ghost #2 - Huh
20 Rock 'n' Roll / ega - "yes" - this is also very very different - and used in the movie "The Majestic" -
Logged
Syrupoftears
Harley Man
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 36


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2003, 01:26:30 PM »

Hate Song
Syrup of Tears
Casper the Friendly Ghost
Phantom of My Own Opera
Impossible Love
Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Your Grievances
Rocketship
Speeding Motorcycle
MY Baby takes care of the dead
a little story
Logged

Just let me smile a while for real
jean astro
Casper
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 7



View Profile
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2003, 01:54:49 PM »

everlasting love
desperate man blues
silly love
museum of love
love not dead
love wheel
happy talk
walking the cow
favourite darling girl
like a monkey in the zoo
bloody rainbow
grievances
Logged
timmel78
Speeding Motorcycler
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 17



View Profile
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2003, 11:20:52 PM »

let them listen to tracks 1-7 off "Songs Of Pain".
if they like it or wanna hear more after that, here are my suggestions:
1) Museum of Love
2) Sad Sac and Tarzan
3) Mind Contorted
4) I Did Acid W/ Caroline

if they like them, then they're hooked as a fan Smiley
Logged
Disfranchise
dead dog laughing in the cloud
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 197



View Profile
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2003, 03:37:29 PM »

I've actually done such compilations which I called "Daniel Johnston - Boom Box recordings" with a volume 1 & 2. And later on I had "Daniel Johnston - Studio" with some of his best studio work. All these CD's had about 20 songs each on them and they've circled among my friends and some of them are fans of Daniel now.
If you're really interested (which I doubt) I could post the songs I used.
Logged
notdaniel
Fly Eye
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 410


<Ape vs. World>


View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2004, 08:07:43 AM »

Quote from: The Spook
okay, if you had to make a CD of songs to play to someone who had never heard anything by Daniel before.. to convince them of his genius.. then which songs would you choose? Sort of like a 'Best of' so keep it to about 12 - 15 songs..


Here's the listing for my personal "Piano Favorites" comp:

Some Things Last a Long Time
Going Down
Evening Stars
It's a Cold Hard World
I Had a Dream
Funeral Girl
Fighting With Myself
Strange Boy
Held the Hand
You Put My Love Out the Door
Monkey In a Zoo
An Idiot's End
I Save Cigarette Butts
Love Will See You Through
A Long Time Healing
Everlasting King of Love
Try To Love
I Lose

  - Not Daniel
Logged

They laughed when I sat down at the piano.
They didn't think that I could play.
But their laughter turned to amazement,
When I got back up and carried it away...

  - DJ (message left on answering machine)
Disfranchise
dead dog laughing in the cloud
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 197



View Profile
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2004, 03:28:49 PM »

One of his best songs is in my opinion Just Like A Widow. People rarely speak of this song, perhaps because there is alot of hiss on the recording but it's really great.
Anyone agree with me?
Logged
Stallion
dead dog laughing in the cloud
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 163



View Profile
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2004, 08:56:47 PM »

Which tape is it from?  I haven't listened to the tapes in a while.
Logged
dejected
Administrator
Fly Eye
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 432



View Profile WWW
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2004, 10:00:15 PM »

I know I've heard that song, but it isn't listed by that title in DISCOGRAPHY.  Does it have another title?
Logged
raphneck
Harley Man
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 38



View Profile WWW
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2004, 05:10:32 AM »

it's on "Respect"
Logged
Disfranchise
dead dog laughing in the cloud
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 197



View Profile
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2004, 07:41:05 AM »

I'm pretty sure it's the correct title. It's no. 13 on Respect (side 2)
The chorus goes like this

Just like he's a widow
his poor heart has died
His mind is like jello
in the ghetto
of love

(and then the second verse starts out like this)
It will work out
everything does

Another favorite is Tuna Ketchup and No Fun and Museum Of Love and Tell Me Now and Poptunes and Evening Stars and The Stars Shine Down On Me. Hell, I could just go on and on, it's impossible to make a list of my favorites because there are so so many great songs. Usually I have a couple of favorite songs by each artist but when listening to all Daniel's 80's stuff it's hard to leave anything out! That's pretty amazing when you consider the fact that he's made so many albums. He truely is up there with the Beatles if you ask me. As I see it Daniel's 80's stuff is like Beatles 60's stuff and the albums in the 90's and 2000+ is like Paul and Johns solo stuff. Not as amazing as the earlier songs but still good.
Hope the comparison wasn't too far out, but I guess you understand my point here. I don't mean that the songs are alike but how the work has progressed.
Logged
Stallion
dead dog laughing in the cloud
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 163



View Profile
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2004, 11:57:29 AM »

Quote
it's impossible to make a list of my favorites because there are so so many great songs


This is very true.  One of mine that I think someone not familar with Dan would like and hardly ever gets mentioned is "I'm a Song."  Incredible melody.....I just wish it didn't get cut off and end so abruptly.  cry
Logged
Disfranchise
dead dog laughing in the cloud
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 197



View Profile
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2004, 02:38:53 PM »

I agree Stallion, "I'm a song" is great! The reason why it's not too often mention is beacuse it's on the lost recordings (1).  Speaking of the lost recordings; "I'm gonna buy me a car", "mean to me" and "burn baby burn" are other "hits" aswell that should be more in the spotlight.
Logged
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.15 | SMF © 2011, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.058 seconds with 17 queries.