Genre: Canadian pop/rock
Places I remember: Big Pink and I have a chequered past. Initially I bought it on vinyl but somehow it was let go in a move. Instead I opted for Greatest Hits sets until grabbing this Twofer on CD from the Warehouse. I'm not proud of it.
Fab, and all the other pimply hyperboles: The Weight. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. Two classic songs sung by the incomparable Levon Helm.
Gear costume: Chest Fever. Rag Mama Rag.
Active compensatory factors: All the hoopla about Dylan/Band/Basement Tapes/Big Pink is a slight mystery to me, still.
Not bad considering nothing was officially released at the time.
What is beyond dispute is the individual brilliance of some of the songs on these two albums. For me, just not albums that contain wall to wall genius. The bonus tracks don't help either - I don't need all those alternative takes thanks very much.
Where do they all belong? The Complete Basement Tapes is what it says on the tin.