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 Post subject: Re: Mark Lanegan
PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2020 1:59 am 
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He's picking fights with randos on Twitter and coming off uhhhh not great

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 Post subject: Re: Mark Lanegan
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A COMMENT ON MARK LANEGAN'S MEMOIR FROM GARY LEE CONNER
Mark Lanegan was in the Screaming Trees and it was a combination of us all that made it great. We did not ever get along like friends and sometimes it felt like we were enemies but we did work together. We all had mental and personal problems but somehow we managed to get around them to create a musical legacy that I am very proud of and that still seems to have many fans. Mark took the songs Van and I wrote and helped elevate them lyrically and vocally to a higher level. The sum total of us was a gestalt called Screaming Trees. Since the FaceBook group and page are band sites I will always post stuff about him as well as the other members.
I have only read a few pages of the book ( there is no way I could take more) and while many of the facts may be accurate, it is delivered with a venom that is perplexing. I moved far, far past all my problems and confrontations with Mark many years ago and airing all this now, after half a lifetime, in a very public forum, seems vicious and petty. I had one conversation on the phone in the last 18 years with Mark and in was very cordial. Any history between the two of us ended when the band did, in the year 2000.
I am not one to rest on my laurels and will continue making new music as I have been. However, I still love the of the music that the Screaming Trees made from the beginning to the end of our career. I am also humbled by the amount of support and enthusiasm from fans of the band and my solo music, thanks to you all. I will continue to celebrate our music with you for the rest of my life. ..


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 Post subject: Re: Mark Lanegan
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He's picking fights with randos on Twitter and coming off uhhhh not great




Some of his comments in that thread. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Mark Lanegan
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twitter fights make everyone look good!

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 Post subject: Re: Mark Lanegan
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Listening to the new album now.

Im really happy for this one.

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Im loving this one. Sounds different, and i agree with Mark that somehow a few songs sound more like his first albums.

Churchbells, Ghosts is beautiful.

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 Post subject: Re: Mark Lanegan
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It takes a little while to digest but there are some gems on the new one. I Wouldn't Want to Say could possibly be his best opening track; it's a monster of a tune and he sounds fantastic. Mark actually sounds great throughout, where I felt he sounded rough on many parts of Somebody's Knocking. He uses his upper register croon quite a bit and it's refreshing to hear him sound so good after so many years. Production value of the new album is also WAY better than his last few. The duet with his wife is great as well.

Those who tire of his repetitive death, graveyard, skeleton, etc lyrics may gloss over this one quickly--it is pretty repetitive in places but I can look past it since it's more a companion piece to the memoir, where death obviously is a recurring theme.

I love love love the opener


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 Post subject: Re: Mark Lanegan
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i got the audiobook.

Jesus, Marks´s mom.

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 Post subject: Re: Mark Lanegan
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Im loving the album. It does sound like old Mark, like a lost album between Bubblegum and Blues Funeral.

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 Post subject: Re: Mark Lanegan
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VinylGuy wrote:
Im loving the album. It does sound like old Mark, like a lost album between Bubblegum and Blues Funeral.


That's a good observation! Hadn't thought of that but certainly sounds like it


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 Post subject: Re: Mark Lanegan
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No only is the production, but the songwriting and specially on Mark´s voice.

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 Post subject: Re: Mark Lanegan
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It takes a little while to digest but there are some gems on the new one. I Wouldn't Want to Say could possibly be his best opening track; it's a monster of a tune and he sounds fantastic. Mark actually sounds great throughout, where I felt he sounded rough on many parts of Somebody's Knocking. He uses his upper register croon quite a bit and it's refreshing to hear him sound so good after so many years. Production value of the new album is also WAY better than his last few. The duet with his wife is great as well.

Those who tire of his repetitive death, graveyard, skeleton, etc lyrics may gloss over this one quickly--it is pretty repetitive in places but I can look past it since it's more a companion piece to the memoir, where death obviously is a recurring theme.

I love love love the opener

Pretty much agree with all of this. Opener is his best song in a while. Sounds like a mix of other things he’s done, yet new and fresh.


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 Post subject: Re: Mark Lanegan
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got one listen - the duet with his wife was very good. No early tracks jumped out (skeleton key maybe?)so lets see what comes out in future listens. I liked ketamine too. Much of it feels very familiar, which makes it a little harder for something to immediately put itself forward (ketamine feels like a a Hundred Days/Mescalito mashup for instance)

The first track definitely didnt grab me like some of you. It was fine, but I like Death’s Head Tattoo and Disbelief Suspension is an all timer.

He sounds good, though I wish the lower register was a bit more prevalant

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 Post subject: Re: Mark Lanegan
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He sounds pretty awesome yeah. Totally different than in Somebody´s Knocking.

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This is fucking awesome


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This is fucking awesome

You should read the book, to read about the craziness that lead up to this show.


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 Post subject: Re: Mark Lanegan
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Mark's solo career is vastly more impressive, but for two albums the Trees were near perfect

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 Post subject: Re: Mark Lanegan
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Listening to Gargoyle. First time in a while...Death Head Tattoo is an impressive opener.

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 Post subject: Re: Mark Lanegan
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One of his heaviest songs.


I've given straight songs of sorrow a few listens now. No all timers, but no real duds either. A perfectly fine companion pieces.

Highlights:

I wouldn't Want to Say
This Game of Love (maybe my favorite)
Ketamine
Stockholm City Blues
Skeleton Key (love the lyrics)
Burying Ground
At Zero Below


I like Daylight in the Nocturnal House, but it is the exact same song as Bloodline with different lyrics. I think I like the music here more, but the lyrics in Bloodline are better



Internal Hourglass Discussion, Bleed all Over, and Ballad of a Dying Rover are my low points

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 Post subject: Re: Mark Lanegan
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I've got the book but there are two books I need to finish before I get to it

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