Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
You Think You Really Know Me
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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My Best Friend
Carmen Putrino | email@example.com | 05/09/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Gary and I were very close friends from grade school. And, I have many dear memories. The performances, music, and basement recording sessions provided key elements in my development as a human being. Gary 'touched' everyone who knew him.My old vinyl copy had a warp from improper storage. I had a cassette copy, but there's nothing like having a CD copy of "You Think You Really Know Me". The memories are fantastic! My two favorite cuts are still "6.4 = Makeout" and "You think you really know me". The lyrics and sound/music blend into a mystical experience.Gary had a very keen music sense from his earliest age. He was always leading us (our very close-knit group) into new experimental directions; whether it be music or other artistic expression. This recording is the culmination of those experiments and more importantly, a defining moment for Gary's musical expression and an emotional outpouring of his deepest emotions.Every serious artist must have a copy."
Gary, just aa average north sider...
Peter Stanko | Endicott, NY | 06/12/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I too grew up with Gary, in fact that's my photo on his cover. The original was black and white and had an eerie feeling about it. However, the Motel folks did a very nice job with the re-issue, some pictures I haven't seen in years.
I can remember sitting around in Gary's and Butch's basement watching Gary recording, mixing on his 4 track...with professional tape of course, you know the $6 buck stuff. Just shows you that you should never give up your dreams, and day job.
I think the success of Gary's music is that while growing up in high school years and those that follow, we all have had experiences that tug on our emotions and have known girls like "Karen", "Cindy" and others...(oh yeah, Cindy was like a mink).
It's probably best Gary never locked up with them because they would have ripped his heart out....but he would have new material for more music.
But back to his CD, bare in mind this was cellar music, in the mid 70's on 4 track tape. Just pure genius for a north sider..."
This music transcends everything
Fred Roberts | Hamburg , Germany | 05/23/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A student in the year 2100 studying the music of the latter part of the 20th century may seek to define our musical culture by an analysis of the top ten, poring over countless music reviews or even tallying song titles with the most remakes. Whichever method is chosen, the sheer volume of the task will overwhelm and - quite possibly - bore the student. The music that was exciting and fresh one day became worn out and superceded the next by something slightly different, but not quite different enough to shock or alienate those unwilling to think about the music they hear. Waves and waves of this. By 2100 this body of music may be completely washed away and irrelevant, survived by just a few outstanding exceptions...My advice to the 22nd century student is to forget about the mass-produced music and concentrate on the anachronisms, the creative monuments left behind by a few brilliant musicians/bands: Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica, The Velvet Underground's Velvet Underground & Nico, and whichever other titles belong in the list, Gary Wilson's You Think You Really Know Me is definitely among them. These will stand. Listening to You Think You Really Know Me, the one thing I do know is that I am hearing art. And what strikes me the most is how personal the lyrics are, more personal and honest than we might even like to be with ourselves. I'd love to read what that student in 2100 writes about Gary Wilson's music, because our contemporary mind set may prevent us from fully understanding today."