Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else? - Page 3 - Antsmarching.org Forums

Go Back   Antsmarching.org Forums > Archive > 'Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King' Album Discussion


Want to hide all ads on Ants? Click here
 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-06-2009, 10:52 AM   #61
Beefsteak1138
Shut the fuck up Howell
 
Beefsteak1138's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Scorkzland
Posts: 72,469

Shows Seen: 10

Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

I pretty much listen to Spaceman, You and Me, and Why I Am....that's about it.
Beefsteak1138 is offline  

  • Want to hide all ads on Ants? Click here
  • Old 08-06-2009, 08:24 PM   #62
    Greybillytripin
    LLD
     
    Greybillytripin's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Feb 2008
    Location: Irondequoit, NY
    Posts: 162

    Shows Seen: 65

    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    No!!!!Seriously....seven is one of the funkiest songs i've ever heard. the lyrics match great with the music. AP is awesome live.The breakdowns are epic IMO. The last half of time bomb is great hard rocking. Shake me sucks live . Ive seen it three times live and everytime it is more annoying.

    Funny is way better live and one of their best live. Dive In is awful.....baby blue is exactly what it should be. Nothing more nothing less expected. Why I am has dave haters liking dave for some reason. I don't understand that.

    You and Me is definately a movie soundtrack song and space is mediocre. Squirm is pretty good live and it seems to be gaining momentum....

    People that shit on DMB, piss me off. If you don't like what they are producing then you can create your own damn band and keep your comments to yourself. This is a fan website and the last time I checked fans don't trash the bands they like, plain and simple. Big 3> BWGK>Busted Stuff> Everyday>>>>>>>>>>>Standup

    I DO HOWEVER think daves voice is going to shit, but minga 20 years later what do you expect???
    __________________
    Forever Roi
    Lover Lay Down
    35 and counting.
    SUMMER 2013: SPAC N2- DLake-Riverbend- Gorge x3

    Last edited by Greybillytripin; 08-06-2009 at 08:25 PM. Reason: missed something
    Greybillytripin is offline  
    Old 08-06-2009, 08:51 PM   #63
    JRod4781
     
    Join Date: Jul 2006
    Location: Philadelphia, PA
    Posts: 500

    Shows Seen: 11

    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    I agree 100% with op. I find myself going back to the old "big 3" albums now. When I listen to BW I'm constantly skipping songs and not connecting with any of the lyrics. It's an average album. imo its better than stand up but slightly worse than Everyday. just my opinion.
    JRod4781 is offline  
    Old 08-06-2009, 09:04 PM   #64
    tabularasa
     
    tabularasa's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Apr 2007
    Posts: 200

    Shows Seen: 2

    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    Nope, I still think it's their best effort outside of the big 3 and tLWS.
    tabularasa is offline  
    Old 08-06-2009, 09:06 PM   #65
    Taylor/Martin
     
    Taylor/Martin's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Aug 2005
    Posts: 5,870

    Shows Seen: 0

    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    Nope, not getting old at all. I still listen to the songs as much as I did pretty much. Damn good album.
    __________________
    -Jon
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DerekJTR2 View Post
    You mean you don't enjoy unfinished versions of song like Raven from tLWS? I really love the part when he goes "Rosingraysonthis" and "woahchagotyothang"
    Taylor/Martin is offline  
    Old 08-06-2009, 10:11 PM   #66
    Philmb
     
    Join Date: Aug 2007
    Location: USA
    Posts: 860

    Shows Seen: 14

    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    Strong album. Smlam, lithog, wia, squirm are big 3 quality, IMO
    Philmb is offline  
    Old 08-06-2009, 10:48 PM   #67
    SmoothG
    Live don't exist
     
    Join Date: Mar 2006
    Location: AndalucŪa
    Posts: 7,232

    Shows Seen: 0

    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Greybillytripin View Post
    People that shit on DMB, piss me off. If you don't like what they are producing then you can create your own damn band and keep your comments to yourself.
    Good lord. This is one of the worst - and dumbest - arguments ever.
    SmoothG is offline  
    Old 08-06-2009, 11:04 PM   #68
    bila
     
    bila's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Nov 2005
    Location: Cali via Buffalo then back
    Posts: 8,360

    Shows Seen: 42

    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    ya no not getting old
    bila is offline  
    Old 08-06-2009, 11:41 PM   #69
    SmoothD41
    Hoosiers
     
    SmoothD41's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jul 2005
    Location: Indy
    Posts: 17,420

    Shows Seen: 54

    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SmoothG View Post
    Good lord. This is one of the worst - and dumbest - arguments ever.
    i know.... I don't even bother responding to the "form your own band!!!" or "let's see YOU write a better song you ungrateful prick!!!" comments anymore....they are just absurd.
    __________________

    SmoothD41 is offline  
    Old 08-07-2009, 04:00 AM   #70
    da309392
     
    da309392's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Aug 2007
    Posts: 361

    Shows Seen: 1

    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    It's definitely one of the bands best works, but I'm actually getting quite bored with all the bands studio work. Most of it starting to not impress me anymore. The same thing happened to me with Led Zeppelin a few years back and I'm still unimpressed when I pop in a Zeppelin album. It actually makes me really sad that I feel this way. I still dig live DMB music though.
    da309392 is offline  
    Old 08-07-2009, 08:16 AM   #71
    TMoore4075
    RIP LeRoi: 1961-2008
     
    TMoore4075's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jan 2003
    Location: Hockeytown
    Posts: 21,618

    Shows Seen: 27

    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    It was getting old cause I was listening to it a lot and then I went to my first show in June and listened to the show a lot. Then I took a break and came back to it just before my last show a few weeks ago and it was just as good. Definately not getting worse for me. By this time in 05 I had stopped listening to Stand Up all together.
    __________________
    ~Tim
    Facebook Me - My Red Wings/Hockey BLOG

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by fonzz41 View Post
    I am so jealous of the coyotes right now.
    TMoore4075 is offline  
    Old 08-07-2009, 08:41 AM   #72
    TrueHoosier
    exactly what you need
     
    TrueHoosier's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Sep 2003
    Location: Deer Creek's back yard
    Posts: 1,830

    Shows Seen: 21
    Send a message via AIM to TrueHoosier

    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SmoothD41 View Post
    yep, I know i'm in the minority on that one

    pretty good song, nothing more nothing less.
    Did your opinion change at all on LITHOG after seeing it live? That was a highlight for me. I loved the studio version tho, too.

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by TMoore4075 View Post
    It was getting old cause I was listening to it a lot and then I went to my first show in June and listened to the show a lot. Then I took a break and came back to it just before my last show a few weeks ago and it was just as good. Definately not getting worse for me. By this time in 05 I had stopped listening to Stand Up all together.
    I listened to it a ton right when it came out, really really liked it, then took a break after the first month or so. I think more than anything I was relieved that it wasn't Stand Up II. I think, in retrospect, I held back a little in liking it just because I tried to like Stand Up so much at first, and I didn't want to like BW just because it was the new CD and not because the music was good.

    That being said, I can confidently say BW >>>> ED >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>SU, and I think I'll still feel that way years from now. It's still behind the Big 3 and tLWS for me, mainly because this band in 09 is leagues different than DMB in the mid to late 90s. I wish it was the same, but it's not. Jeff is great, but no one replaces Roi. We all know Dave has a much different songwriting perspective now, unfortunately. It's definitely nice to see Carter and Stefan return to form on the new album. All in all, BW is a great listen, and has gotten better over time for me, and I think most all the songs are at least decent, and most are better live.
    __________________
    Deer Creek since '02

    My name is Adam
    TrueHoosier is offline  
    Old 08-07-2009, 12:46 PM   #73
    jaymas9
     
    jaymas9's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jul 2004
    Posts: 4,416

    Shows Seen: 27

    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    You know, the thing is this. I think that we all know or have accepted the fact, this band is not going to rehash the 90's again and make music that sounds like that. Perhaps this new and rejuvenated version of dmb is just starting to find it's groove with a newer sound. I do think Big Whiskey just scratches the surface of what the band with Jeff on board can do. I think they can make better music still and BW was the beginning. And to me that is a better tribute to Roi than anything, continuing to make good music.
    __________________
    I find sometimes it's easy to be myself,
    Sometimes I find it's better to be somebody else."
    jaymas9 is offline  
    Old 08-07-2009, 02:13 PM   #74
    TheKramer26
    Big 4
     
    TheKramer26's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jun 2006
    Location: Rutherford, NJ
    Posts: 1,454

    Shows Seen: 60

    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by HolyCow View Post
    I really disagree. I think it has really settled in as a terrific album. I honestly think I may like it as much as anything.
    I have listened to this album more than any other at this point. Every song is great to listen to altho I find myself skipping over the last 3 from time to time. Grux, Shake Me, Funny is an amazing way to start the album. Even if I wanted to stop listening to Big Whiskey I probably couldn't do it
    __________________
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bongdong21 View Post
    fine, i got a single in orch 2 which I will sell to your daughter... but nothing for you since you're being a bitch.
    TheKramer26 is offline  
    Old 08-07-2009, 02:18 PM   #75
    cworty06
    I'm Clay
     
    cworty06's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jun 2005
    Location: Columbus, Ohio/Athens, Ohio (OU)
    Posts: 7,610

    Shows Seen: 14

    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    I hardly listen to Baby Blue, Time Bomb, Alligator Pie

    The rest I'll always listen to I think
    __________________
    "Donít be too good to feel good!
    Donít be too hip to fuckiní understand!
    Wake the fuck up!
    Get off your ass and feel some shit." --DJM
    cworty06 is offline  
    Old 08-07-2009, 02:20 PM   #76
    Jordan#41
     
    Jordan#41's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jan 2004
    Location: New York, New York
    Posts: 7,992

    Shows Seen: 37

    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    Umm no not at all. The only songs I never listen to are Baby Blue & You & Me. I listen to everything else pretty regularly. Great album!
    __________________
    6.17.17 - Sigur Ros
    7.27 + 9.12.17 - Arcade Fire
    9.22.17 - The War on Drugs
    10.6.17 - The National
    Jordan#41 is offline  
    Old 08-07-2009, 02:21 PM   #77
    jiggajm18
    Joe
     
    jiggajm18's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Nov 2005
    Location: West Chester, PA
    Posts: 20,287

    Shows Seen: 90

    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    with the exception of you and me (because it sucks) and baby blue (because it's heartbreaking), i still listen to this album constantly.
    jiggajm18 is offline  
    Old 08-07-2009, 02:48 PM   #78
    malenar650
    Lena
     
    Join Date: May 2009
    Location: New Jersey
    Posts: 13

    Shows Seen: 73
    Send a message via AIM to malenar650

    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    I think the whole album is different from what we got in the 90's. That goes to show how important and crucial was Roi's roll in DMB. But changes are good, not always what we want but I think this album is a fresh start and a new beginnig for the DMB. Obviously it is not the same, its different. Not better no worst, just different. I'll always love DMB's music so I ABSOLUTLY LOVE this album, for what it represents, for the lyrics and music. Just go back and listen to Remember Two Things and you'll notice how the band has mature musically.
    *******

    EAT DRINK AND BE MERRY FOR TOMORROW WE'LL DIE"
    malenar650 is offline  
    Old 08-07-2009, 03:24 PM   #79
    Kevaroo
    I'm the .1%
     
    Kevaroo's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jun 2005
    Location: In a tub of poo
    Posts: 14,424

    Shows Seen: 40
    Send a message via AIM to Kevaroo

    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kydmb99 View Post
    It seems like the more I listen to the album, the more mediocre I feel it is. Other than Squirm, Baby Blue, LITHOG, and Shake Me, I really don't listen to much of it anymore. A lot of times it takes a while to really make a judgement on an album, and I think with more listens BW is settling into a position just above Everyday for me and miles behind the Big 3... Not trying to flame, just my thoughts...
    Nope
    __________________
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Rebecca De Mornay View Post
    NBA would be much better if it was make it take it.
    Kevaroo is offline  
    Old 08-07-2009, 03:31 PM   #80
    cforte13
    Spaceman
     
    cforte13's Avatar
     
    Join Date: May 2005
    Location: Philly
    Posts: 522

    Shows Seen: 41

    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    not a big Dive In fan but that could change. Baby Blue is not a bad song at all, would love to hear it get played. But otherwise no
    __________________
    -Chris
    All the freaks are on parade
    cforte13 is offline  
    Old 08-07-2009, 04:48 PM   #81
    2stepannie
     
    Join Date: Feb 2009
    Location: 540
    Posts: 4

    Shows Seen: 1

    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kydmb99 View Post
    It seems like the more I listen to the album, the more mediocre I feel it is. Other than Squirm, Baby Blue, LITHOG, and Shake Me, I really don't listen to much of it anymore. A lot of times it takes a while to really make a judgement on an album, and I think with more listens BW is settling into a position just above Everyday for me and miles behind the Big 3... Not trying to flame, just my thoughts...

    its quite the opposite for me! although those 4 songs are my most played,too
    2stepannie is offline  
    Old 08-07-2009, 04:50 PM   #82
    sean52692
     
    sean52692's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jan 2008
    Location: Illinoyed
    Posts: 58,681

    Shows Seen: 0

    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    Thread is useless without poll.

    But, I barely am...This week I've been on a Seven and Time Bomb kick. Really great songs
    sean52692 is offline  
    Old 08-07-2009, 09:09 PM   #83
    JoshW
    Kitties
     
    JoshW's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Aug 2009
    Location: Wadsworth, OH
    Posts: 4,276

    Shows Seen: 31

    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    I've been on a huge Seven and Time Bomb kick, too. I'd have to say that I'm certainly not bored with this album, but there's something to it that I can't explain. It requires more actual listening to, than the big 3.

    I'm really struggling to put this into words, but I was in a restaurant the other day, and then at Home Depot and heard songs playing from both Crash and UTTAD. They have that universal appeal, whereas BW seems to have a little more edge to it. Maybe that's how I'm trying to explain it - does anyone catch what I'm saying?
    JoshW is offline  
    Old 08-07-2009, 09:25 PM   #84
    MistreatedLewis
     
    Join Date: Jan 2003
    Posts: 56,472

    Shows Seen: 17

    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by malenar650 View Post
    I think the whole album is different from what we got in the 90's. That goes to show how important and crucial was Roi's roll in DMB. But changes are good, not always what we want but I think this album is a fresh start and a new beginnig for the DMB. Obviously it is not the same, its different. Not better no worst, just different. I'll always love DMB's music so I ABSOLUTLY LOVE this album, for what it represents, for the lyrics and music. Just go back and listen to Remember Two Things and you'll notice how the band has mature musically.
    *******

    EAT DRINK AND BE MERRY FOR TOMORROW WE'LL DIE"
    It's nowhere near as good IMO. Still good, but not excellent/amazing/unbelievable like the old stuff.
    MistreatedLewis is offline  
    Old 08-07-2009, 09:58 PM   #85
    cside
     
    cside's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jul 2009
    Location: On the beach
    Posts: 722

    Shows Seen: 33

    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    IMO it is as good! I am in the unique position that while I had been a casual fan for a long while, I have only been a big fan for the past year. I have just had a crash course in DMB, hearing MANY songs for the first time within the past year. BWGGK is my favorite new album of 2009 - I really do love it. Yes, some of my favorite songs come from earlier times, but incredibly enough - I like all of the songs on Big Whiskey - and some of them I even love.
    cside is offline  
    Old 08-07-2009, 10:17 PM   #86
    DancingNanc05
    PunchYouIntheEye
     
    DancingNanc05's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Apr 2005
    Location: Fargo, ND
    Posts: 1,701

    Shows Seen: 45

    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    I constantly listen to Squirm > A Pie > Seven. Also love listening to LITHOG but it is better live, as scary as that is I know.
    __________________
    Your cup is overflowing
    DancingNanc05 is offline  
    Old 08-07-2009, 10:23 PM   #87
    cside
     
    cside's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jul 2009
    Location: On the beach
    Posts: 722

    Shows Seen: 33

    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DancingNanc05 View Post
    I constantly listen to Squirm > A Pie > Seven. Also love listening to LITHOG but it is better live, as scary as that is I know.
    Yes, I agree with you 100%!
    cside is offline  
    Old 08-08-2009, 12:15 AM   #88
    WiseManSay
     
    Join Date: Feb 2007
    Location: Toronto, ON
    Posts: 1,751

    Shows Seen: 5

    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jaymas9 View Post
    You know, the thing is this. I think that we all know or have accepted the fact, this band is not going to rehash the 90's again and make music that sounds like that. Perhaps this new and rejuvenated version of dmb is just starting to find it's groove with a newer sound. I do think Big Whiskey just scratches the surface of what the band with Jeff on board can do. I think they can make better music still and BW was the beginning. And to me that is a better tribute to Roi than anything, continuing to make good music.
    Perfect. Well said!
    WiseManSay is offline  
    Old 08-08-2009, 12:26 AM   #89
    dmaul1114
     
    Join Date: Jul 2005
    Posts: 1,912

    Shows Seen: 20

    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    Nope, I still love it. It's not the Big 3, but I'd put it about on par with Busted Stuff.
    __________________
    Shows Attended: 6/15/96; 6/3/98; 5/9/99; 6/4/99; 8/2/02; 8/3/02; 7/14/04; 6/26/05; 6/24/06; 6/28/08; 6/19/09; 6/20/09; 7/27/10; 5/22/12; 12/11/12; 4/7/13
    dmaul1114 is offline  
    Old 08-08-2009, 03:12 PM   #90
    ShotgunDMB
    ..
     
    Join Date: Jan 2007
    Posts: 35,966

    Shows Seen: 0

    Re: Is Big Whiskey getting worse to anyone else?

    Big Whiskey is a pretty pedestrian album, IMO.
    ShotgunDMB is offline  
     

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off

    Forum Jump


    Want to hide all ads on Ants? Click here

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:58 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
    Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.


       
    Site LinksAbout AntsAnts MobileTweet Tweet
    Home
    Ants+
    Tour Central
    Search bar
    RSS Feeds
    About Us
    Contact Us
    The Ants Blog
    Advertise on Ants
    Privacy Policy
    Ants on your cell phone
    iAnts
    mobile news
    mobile setlists
    antslive!
    Ants' Twitter
    DMBLive Twitter
    Matt's Twitter
    Jake's Twitter
    Joe's Twitter