Why did Bark sell so well?

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Why did Bark sell so well?

Postby goodshepherd90 on Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:07 pm

Any ideas as to why the album hated by so many became the Airplane's third highest showing?
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Postby DonRico1967 on Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:32 pm

Beacause it straight-up ROCKS!!!

Duh!!!

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Postby Dormouse on Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:37 am

I have only heard about half the songs on it, but I think its great.
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Postby goodshepherd90 on Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:53 pm

I too think it is a kick ass album. :D But most reviews that I have found and read about it think different. But either way Law Man will forever be one of my top five favorite Airplane tunes.
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Postby TakeMeOnYourFlight on Thu Sep 20, 2007 4:46 pm

I wasn't around at the time but I'd imagine among fans there'd be a buzz about the fact that they weren't on RCA anymore, just being distributed by them so they could do and say what they wanted.
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Postby Indian Summer on Sat Sep 22, 2007 2:44 pm

:) It seems that BARK is very populair...at least here on the board.
I actually prefer 'Long John Silver ' and 'Volunteers, concerning that certain period.
Something is clearly missing and only two or three songs are really really good.
'Feel So Good' and 'War Movie' are the ones I mention.
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Postby DonRico1967 on Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:44 pm

Yes indeed, "Law Man" is one of the very best songs EVER from the entire JA canon...

"Wild Turkey" is CLASSIC hot Tuna, complete with Papa John, on a JA LP...

"Third Week In The Chelsea" by Jorma epitomizes the ennui and malaise that the entire band must have been suffering through by that 1971 point in time... They played it live on the 1989 r-union tour and that MUST count for SOMETHING...

I myself really dig the songs that Joey C. contributes to like "Feel So Good" (featuring uncredited Michael Shrieve Carlos from SANTANA) and the crazy "Thunk"...

Plus, "When The Earth Moves Again" and "War Movie" are CLASSIC Paul Kantner masterpieces...

So... What's NOT to LOVE on "BARK"???

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Postby TakeMeOnYourFlight on Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:13 am

I listen to and enjoy Bark more than Surrealistic Pillow, myself and I prefer Volunteers over both of them.

I agree too on Law Man, I've always loved that one. I think the best way to hear it is on the Loves You boxed set cause the drums have more power and emphasis in the mix done for the boxed set.
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Postby goodshepherd90 on Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:36 pm

DonRico1967 wrote:
Plus, "When The Earth Moves Again" and "War Movie" are CLASSIC Paul Kantner masterpieces...

So... What's NOT to LOVE on "BARK"???

:D


What about Rock & Roll Island? I prefer that tune over War Movie.....
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Postby DonRico1967 on Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:03 pm

goodshepherd90 wrote:
DonRico1967 wrote:
Plus, "When The Earth Moves Again" and "War Movie" are CLASSIC Paul Kantner masterpieces...

So... What's NOT to LOVE on "BARK"???

:D


What about Rock & Roll Island? I prefer that tune over War Movie.....


Oh yeah?

Wanna fight about it?

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Postby goodshepherd90 on Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:27 pm

Naw. I like War Movie....but I like Rock And Roll Island just a little better. :P
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Postby DonRico1967 on Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:23 pm

I do prefer LONG JOHN SILVER when it comes down to latter-period JA albums...
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Bark-my all-time favorite album

Postby recursive prophet on Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:09 am

I know it was the beginning of the end for JA, but Bark is by far my favorite album from my all time favorite band. Additionally, my unchallenged favorite song-not just of JA's but of all I have ever embraced-is War Movie. Lawman is number 2. Surrounded by wildfires, I recall the flame those 2 songs embedded in my mind. Alas, we never did get the government troops circled in, or the Sun Guns on the run. Is this the garden?

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Today Crazy Miranda spends her time at YouTube. She wants everything to be fine, but lets it slide, and we are still stuck under the face of a clock way too old to be wound. If only Paul and Grace's vision had become a reality. I believed for so long it would, but not for as long as I knew it wouldn't in my lifetime. There's hope, but not for us. The 'old hands' won't be around.
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Postby Dormouse on Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:37 pm

Hey, does anyone know where to get Bark. I haven't heard the majority of songs on the album. Thanks!
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Re: Why did Bark sell so well?

Postby caywood on Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:21 pm

goodshepherd90 wrote:Any ideas as to why the album hated by so many became the Airplane's third highest showing?


I bought it because:

--it was there

--I was el supremo #1 JA addict

--since there was no TV in my dorm room, we put the record on and propped the album cover up on a chair and watched it for hours

--it was hard to find good quality paper bags at the local grocery

--it had to be checked for top secret revolution instructions by playing it backwards

--it kept our munchies cravings at bay when we were broke
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