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  • #2
    Superfly had better win!!!
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    • #3
      Stop Making Sense....


      Tracks:

      1. Psycho Killer
      2. Swamp *
      3. Slippery People **
      4. Burning Down the House
      5. Girlfriend Is Better
      6. Once in a Lifetime *
      7. What a Day That Was *
      8. Life During Wartime *
      9. Take Me to the River

      Please post an album by Curtis Mayfield that is better than this and has better tracks than these...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Indu WangZi@Apr 1 2004, 11:53 PM
        Stop Making Sense....


        Tracks:

        1. Psycho Killer
        2. Swamp *
        3. Slippery People **
        4. Burning Down the House
        5. Girlfriend Is Better
        6. Once in a Lifetime *
        7. What a Day That Was *
        8. Life During Wartime *
        9. Take Me to the River

        Please post an album by Curtis Mayfield that is better than this and has better tracks than these...
        excellent point...mayfield a few really nice tracks, but nothing close to the volume of masterpieces cranked out by the Talking Heads...
        . . . and to tell you this: I work with gays, have friends who are gay, go to church with gays. Most of them are aware that I believe that homosexual behavior is sin. Some of them actually agree. Most don't. It's OK . . . because they also know or at least have been made aware of my multitude of sins: adulterous heart, lustful and covetous behavior, wicked pride, angry spirit . . . do I need to go on?
        -mike
        mike smith, post-dispatch online sports editor

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        • #5
          The talking heads fucking rule.

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          • #6
            Take a look at the overall body of work by an artist.

            Curtis has a very impressive resume.

            ----------------------------------------------------------

            b. 3rd June 1942, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

            d. 26th December 1999, North Fulton Regional Hospital, Roswell, Georgia, U.S.A.

            Curtis Mayfield has played a major pivotal role in soul music over the last 40 years and has influenced countless musicians (and politicians).

            Between 1961 and 1971, he wrote a succession of influential singles for his group, including 'Gypsy Woman' (1961), 'It's All Right, (1963), 'People Get Ready' (1965), 'We're A Winner' (1968) and 'Choice Of Colours' (1969).

            Curtis wrote tender love songs and those protesting social and political equality.

            Decades later Bob Marley lifted lines from 'People Get Ready' to populate his own recording, 'One Love'.

            Two independent record companies, Windy C and Curtom, emphasized Mayfield's important role within black music, while his continued support for other artists as composer, producer or session guitarist, enhanced a reputation beyond that of just a singer.

            Jerry Butler, Major Lance, Gene Chandler and Walter Jackson are among the many Chicago-based singers benefiting from Mayfield's songwriting skills.

            Having parted company with The Impressions in 1970, Curtis began his solo career with '(Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below We're All Going To Go', a suitably astringent protest song.

            The following year Mayfield penned his biggest UK success when 'Move On Up', reached number 12, an energetic dancer that charted in the USA and U.K. alike.

            There, the awards continued as success was maintained with 'Freddie's Dead' (US R & B number 2 / number 4 pop hit) and the theme from 'Superfly' (1972), a 'blaxploitation' film that he also, wrote.

            Both singles and the album achieved gold status, inspiring further excursions into the movies.

            The soundtracks including 'Claudine', 'A Piece Of The Action', 'Sparkle' and 'Short Eyes', the last of which featured Mayfield in an acting role.

            The singer continued to prove popular and subsequent work, including his production of Aretha Franklin's 1978 album, 'Almighty Fire' is held in high regard.

            In 1981, he joined the Boardwalk label, for which he recorded 'Honesty', his strongest album since the days of the early 70's.

            The death of the label's managing director left an enormous gap, and Mayfield's career was then blighted by music industry lethargy.

            The singer remained a highly popular live attraction, particularly in Britain where '(Celebrate) The Day After You', a collaboration with the Blow Monkeys, became a minor hit.

            In 1990, a freak accident, in which part of a public address rig collapsed on top of him during a concert, left Mayfield permanently paralyzed from the neck down.

            The effects, both personal and professional, proved costly, but not completely devastating in terms of his musical career.

            The material from 'BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert' was gathered from the gig at London's Town And Country Club during Mayfield's 1990 European tour.

            In 1993, Warner Brothers released 'A Tribute To Curtis Mayfield' featuring various artists including Lenny Kravitz, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart, Elton John and Steve Winwood, which was an excellent tribute to the Mayfield songbook.

            Aretha's version of 'The Makings Of You' was excellent.

            A year later Charly Records reissued the majority of Mayfields 70's albums on CD as well as several compilations.

            In 1996,Rhino Records gathered the best package in a three-CD box set.

            At the end of 1996, a new album, 'New World Order' , was released to excellent reviews.

            During the recording of 'New World Order', Mayfield had to lie on his front, supended by a harness, in order to give some gravitational power to his voice.

            His contribution to soul music has been immense, whatever the limitations of his disability, his voice, however, remained perfect, sensitive and unique.

            On Boxing Day 1999, Curtis passed away in his sleep at the North Fulton Regional Hospital in Roswell, Georgia, U.S.A. His contribution to society and music is unmeasurable. Curtis Mayfield Obituary

            'Pusherman' is utilised as part of the American curriculum in the fight against drugs.
            Make America Great For Once.

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            • #7
              A couple of things are apparent after reading that cirriculum vitae...

              First, Curtis got screwed at the end...quite sad really...he was cookin' in the 70's and it just went down hill

              Second, there is nothing in the CV that convinces me that his body of work is better than that of the Heads...sure, he had some classic songs..as did the Heads...and I am impressed...just dont see it being superior

              Lastly, I have a lot more respect for Curtis..he gutted it out to the very end...a man who loved making music...and for that, I respect Curtis...great musician.

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              • #8
                IMO, the Talking Heads benifited greatly from MTV. They had a visual style that was very unique. I think the quality of their production was slightly above average.

                Curtis on the other hand was instrumental in some very powerful social songs. Songs like "Moving on up", "people get ready", "Choice of colors" from his days with the Impressions were vital.

                His songs from Superfly were also very powerful messages. His songs were anti-drug usage.

                Wang, you can accuse me of "the race card" if you wish. But, keep in mind that I'm a black man who grew up in the 60's and 70's. I remember alot of things growing up in the south. So, IMO, the messages in songs that artists like Mayfield (Moving on up), EW&F (Keep your head to the sky), Sly Stone (Stand and everyday people), carry alot of social awakening and historical importance in my life.

                Psycho Killer rings hollow.
                Make America Great For Once.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by steveInebriated@Apr 2 2004, 01:49 AM
                  The talking heads fucking rule.
                  You're drunk...
                  I agree with Davhaf.....Kaiser March 9,2004

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                  Mick Jagger is in better shape than far too many NBA players. It's up in the air whether the same can be said of Keith Richards.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by The Kev@Apr 2 2004, 06:30 AM
                    IMO, the Talking Heads benifited greatly from MTV. They had a visual style that was very unique. I think the quality of their production was slightly above average.

                    Curtis on the other hand was instrumental in some very powerful social songs. Songs like "Moving on up", "people get ready", "Choice of colors" from his days with the Impressions were vital.

                    His songs from Superfly were also very powerful messages. His songs were anti-drug usage.

                    Wang, you can accuse me of "the race card" if you wish. But, keep in mind that I'm a black man who grew up in the 60's and 70's. I remember alot of things growing up in the south. So, IMO, the messages in songs that artists like Mayfield (Moving on up), EW&F (Keep your head to the sky), Sly Stone (Stand and everyday people), carry alot of social awakening and historical importance in my life.

                    Psycho Killer rings hollow.
                    Kev-

                    Good post..and I can totally understand that...you identified with the music..and, after all, that is what music is all about...

                    Curtis Mayfield..and his songs..said something to you..to me, too..and I could not agree more with you...your background..the songs..what they meant...that is what makes music so great..it touches people in different ways..

                    His music meant something to you...and that's all that needs to be said...you've struck upon the very essence of music..and I absolutely respect that..

                    BTW...you know when I say that shit..I'm just takin' the piss, mate...it's all good..

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by The Kev@Apr 2 2004, 06:30 AM
                      IMO, the Talking Heads benifited greatly from MTV. They had a visual style that was very unique. I think the quality of their production was slightly above average.

                      Curtis on the other hand was instrumental in some very powerful social songs. Songs like "Moving on up", "people get ready", "Choice of colors" from his days with the Impressions were vital.

                      His songs from Superfly were also very powerful messages. His songs were anti-drug usage.

                      Wang, you can accuse me of "the race card" if you wish. But, keep in mind that I'm a black man who grew up in the 60's and 70's. I remember alot of things growing up in the south. So, IMO, the messages in songs that artists like Mayfield (Moving on up), EW&F (Keep your head to the sky), Sly Stone (Stand and everyday people), carry alot of social awakening and historical importance in my life.

                      Psycho Killer rings hollow.
                      Kev, couldn't agree with you more. Curtis wrote some beautiful songs. Very meaningful, even today.

                      I love the Talking Heads, saw a stripper in Atlanta do a hell of a dance to "Take me to the River", but Mr. Mayfield was head and shoulders above the Heads.
                      I agree with Davhaf.....Kaiser March 9,2004

                      Official Lounge co-sponsor of Jason Motte.

                      Mick Jagger is in better shape than far too many NBA players. It's up in the air whether the same can be said of Keith Richards.

                      Bill Walton

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                      • #12
                        IMO, the Talking Heads benifited greatly from MTV. They had a visual style that was very unique.
                        Very True.

                        The Heads were a fun little band in their few years. But c'mon.
                        But wait. There is something that can be done afterall. My good friend Angelo is a cop in the Tampa/Clearwater area. Since I kept all of the files from the access logs when I had the power to see them, guess what, I have everyone's IP addresses. Hmm..what can I do w/ those??
                        ...

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                        • #13
                          I find it odd that the people in this thread who like the Heads are the same ones who liked Zappa better than the BeeGees.
                          But wait. There is something that can be done afterall. My good friend Angelo is a cop in the Tampa/Clearwater area. Since I kept all of the files from the access logs when I had the power to see them, guess what, I have everyone's IP addresses. Hmm..what can I do w/ those??
                          ...

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                          • #14
                            It's simply amazing.
                            Make America Great For Once.

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                            • #15
                              You assclowns wouldn't know quality music if it bit you on the ass.
                              Make America Great For Once.

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