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any advice on where to start? Album or track recomendations welcome, all I have is "Have You Forgotten?"
Songs For a Blue Guitar
Down Colourful Hill
Ocean Beach and the first self-titled, both are good.
Although nothing is as good as Have You Forgotten. What an amazing song.
katy song and grace cathedral park are as good as have you forgotten although less imediate. Katy song is so powerful it causes actual physical pain when I hear it
Katy Song is amazing too.
I always find myself never wanting Katy song to end, the way it finishes is just lovely, I could listen to just that bit all day.
Mistress, Drop and Summer Dress are all amazing too. Mistress is one of my favourite songs ever. Piano version wins.
Can I borrow some RHP soon? That version of Mistress is beautiful.
mark at dancehouse theatre in manchester for october 30th should be on sale today, fingers crossed
Have you forgotten, I can pretty much guarantee you'll prefer the latter period Red House Painters stuff. I can't believe no-one has recommended Old Ramon yet. In my opinion, Red House Painters really developed their own sound and style after they stopped putting records out on 4AD so go for "Songs for a Blue Guitar" and "Old Ramon". And anything Kozelek has done afterwards, except Sun Kil Moon's "Tiny Cities" which isn't as high in quality as the rest of his oeuvre.
However, I'm not sure you're right about Old Ramon, I think it's the weakest of their albums. Seems very safe, without much in the way of standout tracks. Still better than 50% of the albums in my collection but nothing special for RHP. Just my opinion.