The ten greatest Bob Weir songs

The ten greatest Bob Weir songs

Postby Zack » Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:30 pm

Here's my list. Opinions?


1. Playin' in the Band
2. Sugar Magnolia
3. Cassidy
4. Jack Straw
5. Estimated Prophet
6. Music Never Stopped
7. The Other One
8. I Need a Miracle
9 Black Throated Wind
10. Feel Like a Stranger

Worst:

Money Money
Victim or the Crime
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Postby strumminsix » Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:03 pm

In no ranking just so I can keep my list to 10...

1 Victim or the Crime
2 Other One
3 Mexicali Blues
4 Greatest Story Ever Told
5 Born Cross-Eyed
6 Lazy Lightening > Suppl
7 LL Rain
8 OMSN
9 WRS
10 Throwin' Stones
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Postby tigerstrat » Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:06 pm

I'd probably take Victim out of your worst list and place it around #7 or 8 or so. The most psychedelic song of the final 15 years of the band imho.

Would definitely include Weather Report Suite, probably at around #3 or 4,

and raise Other One up to the top 3. Although much of that song's greatness is through the ensemble play, it takes something very special to bring out the intensity and variety of improvisation that it did.
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Postby strumminsix » Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:21 pm

I'm ready for a Picasso Moon slam soon enough...

But hear the irony of the hating against that song

-- vs --

Jerry's obvious appreciation cuz he always seems to
kick it up a notch with that number!

Also, strangely, he had a hug love affair with Day Job
that so many people hated as well... Hmmmmmm
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Postby CountryMile Cadillac » Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:22 pm

No order....

Walk in the sunshine
Born Crosseyed
Sugar Magnolia
Victim
Stranger
WRS
Sailor>Saint
JackStraw
Sat. Night
Throwin'Stones
"Think I'll come back here again,
Every now and then from time to time"
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Postby CountryMile Cadillac » Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:25 pm

strumminsix wrote:I'm ready for a Picasso Moon slam soon enough...

Jerry's obvious appreciation cuz he always seems to
kick it up a notch with that number!



True, he was usually working it pretty stongly during this tune
"Think I'll come back here again,
Every now and then from time to time"
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Postby strumminsix » Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:28 pm

CountryMile Cadillac wrote:No order....

Walk in the sunshine


Nice call! I really wanted to include some un-dead weir tunes!

I really love Wrong Way Feeling!
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Postby Crazy 9.5 Fingers » Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:42 pm

Heaven Help The Fool hands down for me.

The question is will I get slammed for that choice?

The HHTF album is one of my desert island discs btw.
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Postby strumminsix » Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:56 pm

Crazy 9.5 Fingers wrote:Heaven Help The Fool hands down for me.

The question is will I get slammed for that choice?

The HHTF album is one of my desert island discs btw.


Love the album!!!!
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Postby krzykat » Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:39 pm

Greatest Story
Cassidy
WRS/Let it grow
Other One
Throwing Stones
Born Cross Eyed (psychedelic at its best)
Estimated
BTW
Music Never stopped
Lazy Lightnig/ Supplication
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Postby Viceroy » Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:19 pm

the order switches daily;

looks like rain
this time forever
estimated prophet
throwing stones
sugar magnolia
black throated wind
the music never stopped
greatest story ever told
lazy lightning/supplication
weather report suite I&II
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Postby jonarobb » Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:21 pm

Strange, Weir is only credited with writing 3 songs on his own, Lyrics and Music, that is.....

Born Cross Eyed
One More Saturday Night
Little Star


My top 10 (Subject to change)

Mexicali Blues
Passenger
Big River
Black Throated Wind
El Paso
Beat It On Down The Line
Mama Tried
Playing In The Band
Me & My Uncle
Let It Grow
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Postby hesgone95 » Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:32 pm

In no particular order--

Lazy>Supp
WRS>LIG
Music
Lost Sailor>Saint
LL Rain
Greatest Story
Cassidy
Jack Straw
Stranger
Estimated
Goin' home, goin' home
By the waterside I will rest my bones
Listen to the river sing sweet songs
To rock my soul
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Postby Zack » Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:15 pm

strumminsix wrote:
1 Victim or the Crime



You think Victim is the greatest Weir song ever? :shock:
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Postby Zack » Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:20 pm

jonarobb wrote:Strange, Weir is only credited with writing 3 songs on his own, Lyrics and Music, that is.....

Born Cross Eyed
One More Saturday Night
Little Star


My top 10 (Subject to change)

Mexicali Blues
Passenger
Big River
Black Throated Wind
El Paso
Beat It On Down The Line
Mama Tried
Playing In The Band
Me & My Uncle
Let It Grow


1. I think the struggle over OMSN was the straw that broke Hunter's back, and he told Weir to take solo writing credit despite his contributions and famously said "You want him? Take him, he's yours," to Barlow.

2. Big River was written by Johnny Cash, El Paso by Marty Robbins, Mama Tried by Merle Haggard, and Uncle by Kris Kristofferson.

3. What's the story on Little Star? Never heard it.

3. Didn't Phil write Passenger?
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