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#2896739 - 12/19/17 07:34 AM song of the week / new or old
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What's getting yer attention currently ?
Why ?

Here we go w/one of the prettiest recordings I know.
Steve Miller makes nice (don't let the mask scare ya)
Dig the pedal steel effects courtesy of "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSoGGKzQkuA


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#2896757 - 12/19/17 08:33 AM Re: song of the week / new or old [Re: d]
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love the '80s state-of-the-art video effects, too:

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#2896771 - 12/19/17 09:32 AM Re: song of the week / new or old [Re: hurricane hugo]
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I kind of like falling back on this tune:



Love the Strat sound and Chris and his band do an excellent job each time they play it live...even if no one is around! cool
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#2896848 - 12/19/17 02:54 PM Re: song of the week / new or old [Re: Larryz]
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I've picked up on this CD again recently after a long lay-off. Especially this highly favored track. Has a sort of late '60's-early '70's flavor to me......



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#2896852 - 12/19/17 03:06 PM Re: song of the week / new or old [Re: whitefang]
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Back when I was teaching, I ran the college radio station. One day, we got this album in from one of thr record companies that serviced our station.
The Bears?
Never heard of them.
But I had heard of Adrian Belew, so I thought I'd check it out.
When I heard the kick off on this tune, I was hooked. The brittle-brite razor sharp guitar tone was so different from anything else I was hearing, and that first line "Mama's little baby likes fear and torture" made me laugh out loud.
That was about 1990. It still grabs me .

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#2896955 - 12/20/17 08:04 AM Re: song of the week / new or old [Re: picker]
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This one came to mind in light of the "Forgotten Guitarists" thread. An early Prog group that hardly anyone remembers or references.

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#2897047 - 12/20/17 04:38 PM Re: song of the week / new or old [Re: Winston Psmith]
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I'd like to hear more abt why/what but I always like to hear nore abt what why/why what, eh.....?
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#2897171 - 12/21/17 10:04 AM Re: song of the week / new or old [Re: d]
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Originally Posted By: d
I'd like to hear more abt why/what but I always like to hear nore abt what why/why what, eh.....


Not sure of the "Why?", just something I thought of recently, and really wanted to hear again. As to "Why & What?", IMHO, the Strawbs really show the link between British Prog Rock and British Folk Rock, and I still love this song, even after, what, 40 years now, give or take?

Here's another all-but-forgotten band, unless you're a fan of the Canterbury Scene, in which case, you'll enjoy this . . .

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#2897179 - 12/21/17 10:23 AM Re: song of the week / new or old [Re: hurricane hugo]
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#2897198 - 12/21/17 11:32 AM Re: song of the week / new or old [Re: Winston Psmith]
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Originally Posted By: hurricane hugo
love the '80s state-of-the-art video effects, too:



I wonder whether that cat was walking on a treadmill or did the camera op have to stroll along side them for some of those shots...?

Originally Posted By: Larryz
I kind of like falling back on this tune:



Love the Strat sound and Chris and his band do an excellent job each time they play it live...even if no one is around! cool

Agreed.
I esp like the chordal splash at 2:11 & the arpeggiations at various places' sometime both guitarists are playing diff arpeggiated lines simultaneously twothumbs .... & what a relaxed perf.

Originally Posted By: whitefang
I've picked up on this CD again recently after a long lay-off. Especially this highly favored track. Has a sort of late '60's-early '70's flavor to me......



Kinda lugubrious but great snare sound & cymbal ring at 1:34. Interesting vox effect during final refrain.
Thanks.
Originally Posted By: picker
... that first line "Mama's little baby likes fear and torture" made me laugh out loud.

Me, too !
Originally Posted By: Winston Psmith
This one came to mind in light of the "Forgotten Guitarists" thread. An early Prog group that hardly anyone remembers or references.


Those may be the longest intro & outro sections of a song I've ever heard.
I confess I was getting sleepy til that funky kboard line poppped up at 3:29 & kept me in the game long enough to hear that neat gtr knot that opened the instrumental section at 4:52.
Originally Posted By: Winston Psmith
... another all-but-forgotten band, unless you're a fan of the Canterbury Scene, in which case, you'll enjoy this . . .


Not yet a fan of the Canterbury scene but maybe someday...
That one was bit more my style, esp the gtr /drum duet that kicked things off.
The drummer really caught my attention, though, w/what was played during abt 3:00~4:30. Fantastic, as was the bit c.7:00~7:40 or so.

Thanks!

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#2901367 - 01/11/18 08:14 AM Re: song of the week / new or old [Re: d]
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This one's not really a song but an instrumental perf that's caught me for the fiery playing of Jimmy Herring & the 2nd guitarist, who I think is Tom Cuarna [ https://www.tomguarna.com ].

Perf opens w/ a 1879s style jazz-funk bs-dr invitation before hitting the tune's head [abt 0:45].
Herring plays a scalding solo [1:10 ~ 2:55] featuring some clever shifting motifs & well placed vib bar work.
He definitely puts the rock back into jazz rock. rawk

That's followed by a bs solo w/ some drm-triggered bits (that I haven't fully figured out yet) & a kb solo which JH comps behind [3:50 ~4:50].
Catch the funky stuff just aft the 4 min mark !


Abt 4:45 the bassist calls an audible to the apparently bored Lenny White & the hit the head again before the 2nd gtr's solo [4:30~6:40] which follows the same melodic arch as Herring's, though w/less overt rock flavor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Njlb7EEsfMs


Anyone know the name of this thing ? idk
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#2902375 - 01/15/18 06:40 PM Re: song of the week / new or old [Re: d]
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Been listening to The Who's Quadrophenia lots lately:

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#2904064 - 01/22/18 04:43 PM Re: song of the week / new or old [Re: hurricane hugo]
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From 1999, Beck & Batten part yer hair !
freak w00t rawk w00t HeadPop

Points of interest:
The bent note (off-screen @ 0:42~ 0:47) that seems a quote from Allman's slide work on the orig "Layla" track ;
the slide-tapping, uh, thing happening @ 1:20~1:45 ;
the gtr close up that starts abt 2:15, showing some of JB's unorthodox techniques = picking, some of the manipulation of the vib bar (that looks accidental is deliberate), etc.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-XefAv6k-4


If ya need a calming smoothover, try this....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iv4RuGP2GEk
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#2904282 - 01/23/18 02:26 PM Re: song of the week / new or old [Re: d]
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The best country singer out there is back!

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#2904294 - 01/23/18 03:07 PM Re: song of the week / new or old [Re: hurricane hugo]
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Thanks for those Jeff Beck vids, d. I like one of the comments: God plays guitar; he just uses Jeff Beck's hands.
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#2904304 - 01/23/18 03:53 PM Re: song of the week / new or old [Re: Danzilla]
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DanZ, nice to know some are actually checking these out !

Hugo, izzat country music ? idk
I like this one better
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZG_2rZ4UzN0
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#2904491 - 01/24/18 02:55 PM Re: song of the week / new or old [Re: d]
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Everyone knows I'm a HUGE McLaughlin freak. And recently while digging thru my pile of CDs, I ran across one by John that for some reason I haven't listened to for years. So I put it in my player and have been wearing it, the player AND my wife out with it for the last week

My favorite track from MAHAVISHNU('84)--dig the counterpointing twixt Bill Evan's sax and John's synth ax towards the end...



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#2904494 - 01/24/18 03:47 PM Re: song of the week / new or old [Re: whitefang]
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As I'm listening, v fluid use of synth, esp for that time.
I prefer when JM drops the gnat notes for more lyrical stuff (the line at 1:33~1:40 for example).
Similarly the opening of Evans's solo is my fave section, although the knot he & Cobham twine at 2:40~2:45 is a pleasantly surprising "bump down the stairs" ( I wonder if BC ever re-tracked his parts to better accentuate what happening idk ---maybe that's why they left him of the cover pics...breaking jazz rules grin ).
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#2904567 - 01/25/18 04:55 AM Re: song of the week / new or old [Re: d]
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Both my CD and old vinyl( long gone) never HAD any "cover pics", so I couldn't tell ya. But BC has ALWAYS broken any jazz "rules"( a genre that's always claimed NOT to really HAVE any), that's what made him great. wink
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#2904670 - 01/25/18 11:12 AM Re: song of the week / new or old [Re: whitefang]
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The cover can be seen at the YT link above.
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#2904726 - 01/25/18 03:27 PM Re: song of the week / new or old [Re: d]
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Yeah, I saw that. I'm just saying the LP I had didn't have any pics on the cover. Maybe the one above was an import. Those always had different cover art than the U.S. releases for some reason.
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#2906146 - 01/31/18 05:51 PM Re: song of the week / new or old [Re: whitefang]
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One of my faves of the last 20 years:

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#2906546 - 02/02/18 06:28 AM Re: song of the week / new or old [Re: hurricane hugo]
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New release:

Steve Hackett just released a new version of the GTR hit "When The Heart Rules the Mind". No Steve Howe; but another Steve (Rothery, from Marillion) handles some additional rhythm guitar work. Got to admit - Hackett's voice is quite strong here. Not as high as Max Bacon on the original, but certainly not bad; just a bit different.


And one that's been on my mind lately, mostly due to the lyrics and a personal situation. But a stress relieving chord basher; you need them every now and then. Rush in fine form.


Enjoy!
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#2906568 - 02/02/18 08:02 AM Re: song of the week / new or old [Re: Danzilla]
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"Olsen Olsen" / I really like that synth sound [I presume, since it doesn't match the movements of the bow on gtr] that starts up at 0:56, a quite affecting sound, as is the vocal.
Hard to tell within the overall sound but I wonder whether the vox got any particular production treatment or if that's just the way it was sung.
Has a really drawn out, stretched quality.
Nice track.
Thanks for bringing it !

The Hackett tune makes a great wake-up number after Sigur Ros's dreamscape !
For a moment I thought he was melding an old Mott the Hoople tune in there [0:30~0:36, etc] but then he reels off something like that downward line at 1:05 & I'm made to sit up straight & listen carefully. The transition out of the gtr lead at 3:25~3:50 is cool too. Reminds me a bit of this [2:18]:


The Rush clip is good. I esp like how initially the vocal rhythm is riding the upbeats.
Lifeson's work is good but my fave bit is Peart's showbiz moment at 3:25----- or it was til they hit the Sly freak Stone riff at 5:21

Don't know abt the rest of you but I absolutely love digging into some of this stuff that I usually wouldn't hear.
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YT rolled this 1 up for me when "Wish Them Well" ended...I like it even more.
Lifeson really soars at 4:36. cool
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#2906747 - 02/03/18 04:23 AM Re: song of the week / new or old [Re: d]
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Found this one that fell behind the shelf unit(God knows when) and been wearing IT out for the last week too. Just love this track(used to jam on it with a couple of buds back in the "day") wink no pun intended. grin


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#2906771 - 02/03/18 07:14 AM Re: song of the week / new or old [Re: whitefang]
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Just wondering what y'like or find interesting abt that track...
I also wonder that no one seems motivated to comment on any interest they have abt the music posted by others.
snax
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#2906811 - 02/03/18 09:54 AM Re: song of the week / new or old [Re: Larryz]
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Originally Posted By: Larryz
I kind of like falling back on this tune:



Love the Strat sound and Chris and his band do an excellent job each time they play it live...even if no one is around! cool


LOVE the mother-of-toilet-seat strat!
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#2906812 - 02/03/18 10:01 AM Re: song of the week / new or old [Re: picker]
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Maybe the best song Burton Cummings ever wrote...
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#2906823 - 02/03/18 10:38 AM Re: song of the week / new or old [Re: picker]
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@ Picker, the Strat sound he's getting out of that toilet seat are as important as Mark Knopfler's on Sultans of Swing IMHO. That's not the one I saw him playing on stage, so he gets that sound out of other Strats as well...can't judge a book by it's cover... cool
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#2906841 - 02/03/18 12:07 PM Re: song of the week / new or old [Re: Larryz]
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@ Picker, the Strat sound he's getting out of that toilet seat are as important as Mark Knopfler's on Sultans of Swing IMHO. That's not the one I saw him playing on stage, so he gets that sound out of other Strats as well...can't judge a book by it's cover... cool

Hey, I MEANT it, I love the looks of that thing!
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