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Bad Timing [VINYL] [Import]

Jim O'Rourke, Akira Sakata & Jim O'Rourke Vinyl
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  • Vinyl
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Drag City
  • ASIN: B007PSQ47S
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 544,487 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Significance 9 Sep 2002
Format:Audio CD
Minimalist composer, avante garde experimentalist, acoustic guitar maestro and in-demand producer/bass player - Jim O'Rourke is struggling to command any respect in the muso circle these days! One glance at his much maligned back catalogue would suggest this album is a definate "hit or miss" affair. His previous long-player Happy Days suggested a new direction in melodic appreciation; and then changed its mind. Bad Timing, however, sees O'Rourke construct a masterpiece of folky electronica with echoes of John Fahey's America. The album sets off at a pleasing pace and as his guitar evolves around various tempos and styles allowing the brass, string and electronic arrangements to join in this feel-good jambourie, you can only marvel at the genious of the man. Simply stunning, this album remains a benchmark for the post-everything genre which so often fails musically and emotionally; but is where O'Rourke thrives best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars guitar masterpieces 5 Feb 2013
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
I've bought the vinyl - good sound, rich and clean-
exceptional guitarist-I think his best work
Bravo jim. now i want "visitor"
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2.0 out of 5 stars bad timing 31 May 2006
Format:Audio CD
ok 2 stars is maybe a bit harsh, but i do hope no-one else will confuse this with one of his 'full band and vocal' albums. as i did. i wish he would maybe work under a different name as this is the second time i have been dissapointed, im sure its good for what it is but to me it sounds like someone strumming a guitar for ten minutes non stop. i think he is one of the best songwriters around and has an excellent, non mistakable voice that i missed so much from this album. buy eureka or, actually buy eureka AND insignificance instead.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Pedal Steel Lives 15 Sep 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I bought this after I got Eureka, and had no clue what to expect. Boy, was I floored. The guitar playing is very good but most of all, extremely catchy and smooth. The change in dynamics (whether it is adding another guitar track or just slamming on distortion accidentally) is quite welcoming and plays into the whole album nicely. The pedal steel fits in so well with just about anything this guy writes, and to be honest with you, I'm yet to find a song of his I dislike! 93 The Long Way (Track 2) is an opus of teasing acoustic riffs with the pedal steel filling in the blanks nicely. Whether you're a die-hard Jim O'Rourke/Gastr Del Sol fan, looking for some quality cross-country driving music, or your just looking for some really really REALLY good porch music, go for it! You will not be disappointed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Good side of Jim O'Rourke 12 Jun 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
It seems Mr. O'Rourke puts out two different kinds of albums. There are the ones like Happy Days and that thing that he did with Sonic Youth that sounds like he turned his guitar all the way up, leaned it against his amp to get some nice stable feedback going, and pushed record. Then there are albums like Bad Timing. Bad Timing is one of the dopest albums. It is mainly acoustic guitar picking, in the vein of John Fahey, with some modern additives. He does a wonderful job constructed peaceful, smooth, unbelievable songs with his guitar. This album is perfect for a calm day, when your doing nothing, sitting on your porch, watching the wind blow the dust around.
I can never just go out and buy a jim O'Rourke record anymore. You gotta go do your research to make sure he actually picks up the guitar. And on Bad Timing, he does it brilliantly.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars country-fied brilliance 7 July 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Jim O'Rourke proves once again his mastery of the simplistic. Following closely in the steps of christmas-loving folk-legend John Fahey, O'Rourke crafts 12 minute long epics using only the most simplistic musical building blocks. A heaping teaspoon of "down-home"-style guitar, a pinch of trombone here and there, throw in some piano, drums, and bass to taste. Slowly mix ingredients, layer, and bake to crispy golden perfection. O'Rourke creates the perfect blend of provincial "twang" and musical taste and talent. As the album progresses, one comes to the realization that every note is perfectly placed: everything starts, stops, and flows exactly as it was meant to, with no mistakes and no misplaced or misspent ideas.
5.0 out of 5 stars Only good timing. 1 July 2014
By Peter K. Eriksson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
One of his best solo-acoustic efforts. If you are searching for drone, you are looking in the wrong place. This dances across your ear drums.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Guys ! 14 Dec 2000
By "seguace" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Simply one of the best , best composed, best arranged, best played ... albums .. I have in my collection (2700 vinyls and barely 600 CDs).
You should listen to Bad Timing and then you won't avoid to have it. Don't miss Eureka ... it is another must.
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