@dansup My daughter will probably be there. My musical tastes have evolved in different directions than yours and over a much longer period of time.

@mike Kevin Parker sounds just like John Lennon, and Tame Impala was heavily influence by the Beatles.

Don't judge a book by it's cover 😉


I assure you I didn't make that comment from a position of ignorance. I've heard most everything they've done. The press calls them "psychedelic", but dude, I used to jam with Moby Grape and party with Janis Joplin's manager. I was in SF during the Summer of Love. i also used to own a guitar store in the SF south bay. I kind of know psychedelic when I hear it, and this ain't psychedelic. It's synth-pop.  It's good music and I have no issue with it, but I wouldn't pay $200 to see them live and I certainly wouldn't waste any good acid on them. I bought my first Beatles record in 1963. I kind of know John Lennon's sound and if you think they sound even remotely similar, you should probably cut back on the acid.
@dansup No, but interestingly one of my mates did a nostalgia tour with Big Brother recently. His band opened for them back in the Family Dog days. I don't know who they got to sing.

@mike Thats wild, Janis Joplin is one of my top favourites from that era.

I'll have to show you my record collection sometime, I got some classics 😎

@mike @dansup Wow 🙇 respect. I'm a sucker for 60s-70s psych, prog, kraut... and admittedly the psych label got out of hand lately. This guy has veered towards synth-pop, that's true. "Innerspeaker", though, has a strong psychedelic revival element imo. And his voice does resemble Revolver's John Lennon voice and inflections, to a point that I think he's consciously imitating him. Check this: invidio.us/watch?v=KeZt5IGJ1T8

Now, SF stories? Did you see The Flamin' Groovies at the (New Old) Fillmore?

@mike @dansup Oi @dansup, after several listenings I'm in a position to assert that the new Tame Impala is pretty lame. Had to say. 🤷‍♂️

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