Entries in My Morning Jacket (251)
Some #mmjfriday action. They pull out the Fela Kuti classic (listen to "Dondante" live...) "Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am." Mr. Michael Feld of "One Big Holiday" documentary fame initially turned me on to that. If you haven't seen his film then make sure to give her a watch right here.
As always, thanks to the taper. In this case Mr. Scott Bernstein (of the superb Hidden Track?). I'm like, pretty sure it's the same guy. Either way, the Hidden Track version is super cool and consumes good music at an incredible rate, and the one that taped this deal is obviously pretty darn cool, so, win win.
01 intro by Matt Pinfield
03 It Beats 4 U
04 I'm Amazed ->
05 Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am *+
06 Victory Dance
07 Wordless Chorus
08 Don't Do It +^
09 One Big Holiday
10 outro by Matt Pinfield
* = Fela Kuti cover w/Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes), Merrill Garbus (Tune-Yards) on vocals
+ = w/Antibalas horns
^ = w/Jakob Dylan on guitar, vocals [though he contributed very little of either]
Happy #mmjfriday folks, it's been awhile.
Thanks Alex Widner.
03 Outta My System
04 I'm Amazed
05 Off The Record
06 Holdin' On To Black Metal
07 Slow Slow Tune
08 War Begun
09 Smokin' From Shootin'
11 Victory Dance
12 Touch Me I'm Going to Scream Pt. 1
13 Wordless Chorus
14 Touch Me I'm Going to Scream Pt. 2
16 Phone Went West
17 One Big Holiday
Yet another AmericanaramA set by My Morning Jacket. Supporting act Trampled By Turtles join them for a few songs as well. Enjoy folks, hope everyone is solid.
02 The Way He Sings
03 Off The Record
04 First Light
06 Steam Engine
07 Wonderful (The Way I Feel) *
08 There's A Higher Power (Louvin Brothers cover) *
09 Alone (Trampled By Turtles) *
10 Victory Dance
11 Wordless Chorus
12 Touch Me I'm Going To Scream
Yet another AmericanramA set by our Southern gentlemen, My Morning Jacket. This one comes from the Cin City stop of the AmericanramA tour and is my favorite recording of these shows to date. Primarily, the George Harrison cover of "Isn't It a Pity" that sees Wilco joining them on stage...Jeff Tweedy grabs the mic for a while (much like how they were doing this song last Summer)...and did I mention that it's just after a near 12 minute "Steam Engine" - rock and f*cking roll folks.
And the My Morning Jacket AmericanaramA Atlanta set is here! Don't forget to grab the Wilco set from the same show.
Just like the Wilco set, Bob Weir heads out to give the boys a hand on "I Know You Rider" and if you listen throughout the entire set there are stylistic changes in the way quite a few parts on quite a few songs are played. Pretty cool to see the change up and like how this fest seems to be taking on a Grateful Dead vibe, hopefully that feeling sticks around now that Bob Weir has completed his run.
So who has been to any of these? What are your thoughts?
01 The Dark
02 It Beats 4 U
04 Wordless Chorus
05 Phone Went West
06 Wonderful (The Way I Feel)
07 I Know You Rider*
09 Victory Dance
10 One Big Holiday
Part of the AmericanaramA traveling fest with Bob Dylan, Wilco and Bob Weir
* with Bob Weir on guitar and vocals
AmericanaramA, the joint "fest" between our boys My Morning Jacket, Wilco, and Bob Dylan is rollin' its way through the U S of A as we speak and the last four shows have had Bob Weir of Grateful Dead and Further fame sprinkling his talents amongst each bands set. Pretty f*cking rad folks.
I hope we ultimately get a few soundboards out of this deal because Wilco and My Morning Jacket are playing some seriously cool sets that certainly deviate from their standard (well, there is no real standard with either party I guess?) style.
Please someone explain to me how friggin' cool it is that Nels "Shred Nasty" Cline is using Duane "Skydog" Allmans famed gold top Les Paul for the "Dark Star>" "California Stars>" "Dark Star" jam?
Thank you mccordo for taping this, we all owe you beer.
02 Airline to Heaven
03 When the Roses Bloom Again
04 You Shouldn't Be Ashamed
05 You Are My Face
06 One Sunday Morning
07 Art of Almost
08 Dark Star* >
09 California Stars* >
10 Dark Star*
11 I'm Always in Love
12 Heavy Metal Drummer
13 Dawned on Me
15 Outtasite (Outta Mind)
Part of the AmericanaramA traveling fest with Bob Dylan, My Morning Jacket and Bob Weir
* with Bob Weir on guitar and vocals / Nels Cline on Duane Allman's gold 1957 Les Paul guitar
It's been a few #mmjfriday's since I've actually posted anything My Morning Jacket (it's been a solo Jim affair) so here we go.
This awesome little set from 2002 is relatively brief compared to the marathon sets we have now but this is 2002, many chapters ago in the Book of Jacket. They were one of 3 or 4 bands to play this night, and they didn't even headline.
I've included three streaming songs below for as many reason:
1) "I Will Sing You Songs" has, what I believe to be, one of the most dramatic and beautiful moments in music in the past decade+. It begins around the 6 minute 40 second mark and culminates at about the 7 minute 45 second mark.
2) "One Big Holiday" because it's in interesting song to listen to in the early days. Far from the polish and refine of today's epic barrage of high voltage rock and roll. They speed up, slow down, and just generally play it a little differently. It's like Canada, everything is just a little bit off (kidding Canada, your country is gorgeous).
Listen to how it speeds up just before the the 3 minute 5 second mark and then at about 3 minutes and 11 seconds everything goes silent except for a few guitar strings and then the rage starts. I like that.
3) "The Way That He Sings" because it's f*cking awesome and beautiful and everyone should sing this with every ounce of might they can muster on top of the highest mountain.
You folks have a solid one.
01 Hopefully (Jim solo)
02 Bermuda Highway (Jim solo)
03 Old Sept Blues
04 The Bear
06 I Will Sing You Songs
07 One Big Holiday
08 The Way That He Sings
09 It's About Twilight Now
Man you have to love Jim's blood curdling scream just before "Dondante" breaks, this one is particularly hair raising. Thank you tapers!
This week has been slow but next shall not. The Steam Engine turned 5 a week ago and things were a bit too hectic this week to properly celebrate. Next week you're going to see a ton of kick ass shows, some DVD's and other goodies.
Also, The Steam Engine as you know it will be changing, moving above and beyond our current setup. No more multiple part downloads, a cleaner interface and more features than ever. I'm pumped.
03 I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (Prince)
04 What a Wonderful Man
06 O Is The One That Is Real
07 I will Sing To You
09 Just One Thing
10 Off The Record
11 The Way That He Sings
12 Don Dante
13 Run Thru
15 At Dawn
16 One Big Holiday
17 It's About twilight Now
Thought I'd slip a little #mmjfriday in after the bitchingly awesome Wilco set that was posted earlier. Enjoy the weekend folks. Do some listening, some drinking, do some hanging.
01 One Big Holiday
03 "The Minute Maid Orange Juice Incident"
04 The Dark
05 The Bear
06 Picture Of You
07 Evelyn Is Not Real
08 Phone Went West
09 War Begun
10 Honest Man
11 Lil Billy
12 It's About Twilight Now
13 I Will Be There When You Die
14 Tyrone (Erykah Badu cover)
My Morning Jacket were chosen to pay tribute to the upcoming John Denver tribute album The Music Is You. They did a fine job covering "Leaving on a Jet Plane" - check it below.
The Music Is You is out on April 2nd via ATO Records.
Check out the full tracklist and couple other cuts here.
(via the excellent Hidden Track)