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Steve Morse...Dregs/no Dregs?


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Do you take your "STEVE" with or without Dregs. :D I have, Night of the living dregs, Unsung Heroes, and Stand Up. But i really like the stuff he's done with DEEP PURPLE. "PURPENDICULAR" is a really smokin cd; Ted the mechanic, Rosa's Cantina. I also have an Eric Johnson album called "Tones", that steve is on. I know he did some stuff with Kansas, but i don't have any of that. Is he a bad mother humper or what? :wave:
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I'm not sure what your question is :) ...but yeah I basically like every Steve Morse does...the Deep Purple stuff is killer...I was lucky enough to see that tour in 1998(ish)...ELP opened...it was a great evening...SM was fantastic. I first fell in love with his music from hearing the Dregs but it's all good.
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Yeah steve's ok.But jack white from the white stripes is better.If you don't think so, check

out rollingstone's top 100 guitarist of all time

poll!I think jack was number 17.Was steve even on

the list?Hell eddie was i think #75.Trust me these guy's know what's what.Maybe next year steve. :rolleyes:

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I saw Steve Morse do an acoustic show once; little theatre, all guitar players, he just talked and played, classical, jazz, country shuffle stuff, amazing.

I've seen him with the Dregs and his solo band(s) many times. Whoever he plays with, he raises the bar. I know at one of the G3 tours he joined them for a song or two. I'd love to see that!

And anyone ever hear him play with Skynyrd doing Gimme Back My bullets? Too cool.

Still haven't seen any of those Deep Purple DVDs yet. Anyone recommend them?

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Originally posted by paostby:

Originally posted by DARKLAVA:

...rollingstone's top 100 guitarist of all time ...Trust me these guy's know what's what...

Rolling Stone knows the history of the Rolling Stone.
:eek: WHAAAAAT!YOU MEAN IT'S NOT REAL.

Them bastards! :mad:

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If the project has anything to do with Steve, it's very likely to be good.

 

Most people don't know that about a year ago Steve became the guitarist in Deep Purple who had the "longest" tenure... passing Ritchie Blackmore.

 

To see Steve TEAR UP on the classic Deep Purple materials is very impressive... it's a great match for him because it's both a release for his melodic and speedy chops, but also full of strong, crowd pleasing hooks and rhythms.

 

The new DP material he's been a part of has his stamp all over it... (which is a good thing), and of those releases, I also dig Perpendicular as well... Steve sound is amazing... as always.

 

It's hard to believe he can switch so easily betwen Dregs reunions, Deep Purple material, and his own solo band... It's not like ANY of that is trivial to learn or play... but he's always been on top of his game in all the times I've seen him play.

 

Considering what a "guitar monster" he is, he's amazingly friendly and humble. To think that he's had times where he was ready to get out of the music biz and be a full time commercial pilot... it's a sad commentary on the current state of music.

 

From what I understand DP has been doing very well in their concerts and only fair in US cd sales. In Europe however, they seem to have a more receptive cd-buying audience.

 

They just announced a new cd and world tour... so keep your eyes out for a show in your area. If you're a Steve Morse fan, you want to see the Deep Purple show. :thu:

 

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He's just a phenomenal player. I've only heard Dregs and one solo album of his. I talked to T Lavitz once where he said it was disheartening. Steve was always ready and the whole time they played and rehearsed he maybe heard Steve blow one note. Maybe.

 

He lived up this way for a while. Never met him but some friends of mine did. They said he was the nicest guy you could imagine. Said he did kinda of want to stop playing music or at least stop having to play so fast all the time. It takes work to maintain those level of chops. But his fans demanded it.

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A couple of years ago I saw The Steve Morse Band open up for The Dixie Dregs! It was in an 800 seat hall and just excellent. I think Steve has some relatives here in Colorado Springs and shows up around town occasionally. He did a clinic in a small club near my home. He's been one of my favorites for a long time and deserves all the success he has and more.

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Yeah, Morse is great. I saw the Dregs some time ago, and they floored me.

 

His work with Purple is also great. I've seen them twice with him (yes, the '98 tour w/ ELP & Dream Theatre was phenomenal!), and I have a DVD of him with them and I do recommend it.

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Originally posted by DARKLAVA:

Yeah steve's ok.But jack white from the white stripes is better.If you don't think so, check

out rollingstone's top 100 guitarist of all time

poll!I think jack was number 17.Was steve even on

the list?Hell eddie was i think #75.Trust me these guy's know what's what.Maybe next year steve. :rolleyes:

Rolling Stone's your yardstick for best rock guitarist? Not for me it isn't... :rolleyes: A lot of my faves probably aren't in there. That's a popularity contest in my view. You are entitled to your opinion, though. I don't see anything wrong with Jack White. He isn't my type, though I'll admit he's good in a raw sort of way, and I'll leave it at that. :)

 

As for Mr. Morse? No question, he's one of my all time faves. Right up there with John Petrucci, Denis D'Amour (PIGGY in Voivod), The Slayer tag team (Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King), and a few others whose names I can't think of now.

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I spoke to him briefly after one of his shows with a post-dregs band, but he didn`t seem too into it, basically just wanted to hit the showers. The only album I know well besides the Dregs material is `Southern Steel`, excellent work. Haven`t heard him at all with DP, hopefully they`ll come here.

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Originally posted by Dr. Taz:

Originally posted by DARKLAVA:

Yeah steve's ok.But jack white from the white stripes is better.If you don't think so, check

out rollingstone's top 100 guitarist of all time

poll!I think jack was number 17.Was steve even on

the list?Hell eddie was i think #75.Trust me these guy's know what's what.Maybe next year steve. :rolleyes:

Rolling Stone's your yardstick for best rock guitarist? Not for me it isn't... :rolleyes: A lot of my faves probably aren't in there. That's a popularity contest in my view. You are entitled to your opinion, though. I don't see anything wrong with Jack White. He isn't my type, though I'll admit he's good in a raw sort of way, and I'll leave it at that. :)

 

As for Mr. Morse? No question, he's one of my all time faves. Right up there with John Petrucci, Denis D'Amour (PIGGY in Voivod), The Slayer tag team (Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King), and a few others whose names I can't think of now.

Dr Taz I was just kiddin that was my

way of being sarcastic sorry.I was just curios

to know if anybody paid attention to that poll,

and what they thaught.Steve is one of the best

no doubt.I think they polled people like Brittney

Spears,Dr Dre,who ever.What a farse.There I go again. :wave:

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Yeah, I'll take my Steve Morse with Dregs, thank you. I have most of the Dregs CDs but only one solo CD (his first). The 3 times I've seen them, it has always been the Dregs. The last time was a year and a half ago in Dallas. Did I mention I love him, he's phenomenal, and all that? :D

 

Another speed guitarist got sick of it all too and DID quit to go solo and do whatever he wanted. That was Rik Emmett, who used to be lead guitarist of Triumph. Now instead of speed guitar, he plays intimate shows doing jazz, classical, and pop/rock songs. Those who didn't like his switch could just avoid his shows if they wanted. And yet his show last weekend in Dallas was sold out. Steve Morse could do the same thing if he wanted, and I'm telling you, he'd still sell out small venue shows.

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I'm going to get down on my knees and pray to the good lord God almighty above that the guy who said the White Stripes guy is better than Steve Morse was only pulling our chains.

 

Rolling Stone ommitted Chet Atkins, Charlie Christian, Django Reinhart and others from there list, while including (among others, Joan Jett. Joan Jett wasn't even the best guitarist in the Runaways!

 

I was glad to see Hendrix and Allman up at the top. Maybe not the two greatest of all time, but you could make a credible argument for either.

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Originally posted by Abnorm:

Yeah, I'll take my Steve Morse with Dregs, thank you. I have most of the Dregs CDs but only one solo CD (his first). The 3 times I've seen them, it has always been the Dregs. The last time was a year and a half ago in Dallas. Did I mention I love him, he's phenomenal, and all that? :D

 

Another speed guitarist got sick of it all too and DID quit to go solo and do whatever he wanted. That was Rik Emmett, who used to be lead guitarist of Triumph. Now instead of speed guitar, he plays intimate shows doing jazz, classical, and pop/rock songs. Those who didn't like his switch could just avoid his shows if they wanted. And yet his show last weekend in Dallas was sold out. Steve Morse could do the same thing if he wanted, and I'm telling you, he'd still sell out small venue shows.

I saw Rik Emmett open for Joe Satriani. Emmett's been one of my favorite players for years.In fact, my fist guitar teacher was an Emmett "nut". When i said that i wanted to learn classical guitar, he used Rik's songs as an example. We studied; midsummer's daydream, fantasy serenade, petite etude, and A minor prelude. :D:thu:
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Originally posted by Stephen LeBlanc:

yes, the '98 tour w/ ELP & Dream Theatre was phenomenal!)
yep, that's the one...right, Dream Theatre was on that bill too weren't they, not too surprised I forgot about them. ;)
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I saw Mr. Morse in 1988 with Kansas in Grand Rapids, MI, and he was phenomenal. I am a huge Kansas fan (mostly Kerry Livgren, who was out of the band in '88), but Steve Morse stole the show that night. His work with the Dregs reigns supreme in my book though.
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My Dad and I often pull out Steve Morse LPs when we have "vinyl nights." I remember listening to Morse when I was little with the Dregs. I love his use of triplets and the rhythms he uses in his phrasings. He's a guy who plays fast but makes every note count.
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I got into the music of the Dixie Dregs and the amazing guitar work of Steve Morse during my years in s.CA (1978-1981). I got all the Dregs LPs, as well as a solo LP that Steve put out shortly after the Dregs broke up, and I also was able to hear a tape of a concert that the Dregs put on in San Francisco around 1980. I've not had much of a chance to hear any of Steve's post-Dregs work, although I do recall that he played with the group KANSAS for a while, but Steve in DEEP PURPLE?--I find that hard to imagine. It seems that there isn't much in recent times in the way of instrumental fusion-rock, and in my mind the music that Steve did with the Dixie Dregs stands among the all-time best of that genre.

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I like to think Steve with the Purple guys is happening. Sure, some people might like Blackmore better (I do on some level), but Steve is not only a talented player, but very caring as a person. He likes his fans and his family at home. :)

 

At least, I hope playing all the Renaissance music has tempered Blackmore. It better, considering the lovely singer he's married to!

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saw Rik Emmett open for Joe Satriani. Emmett's been one of my favorite players for years.In fact, my fist guitar teacher was an Emmett "nut". When i said that i wanted to learn classical guitar, he used Rik's songs as an example.
Oddly enough, and only my opinion of course, but Rik Emmett never really learned how to play guitar well until he started learning from Steve Morse. He (Rik) is actually quite decent now. I enjoyed some of his solo acoustic stuff (Live at Berkley???). On a personal level I've never liked Rik though. I remember reading one of his article one time and he said something to the effect of Stevie Ray Vaughn playing very simple stuff. That really pissed me off. I figured if Rik had the tone, energy and passion of SRV, maybe he'd be as popular. I figure for every 100 people who knows and admires SRV maybe one knows who Emmet is. Simple, my ass! He always struck me as sort of arrogant too. My pennies worth.
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Originally posted by The Lone Chicken:

but Steve in DEEP PURPLE?--I find that hard to imagine.

Not really. Purple have always gotten great players. Aside from Blackmore, guitarists in the band have been:

Joe Satriani

Tommy Bolin

Steve Morse

 

Some pretty stellar names there. When you see Morse playing with them, it's obvious he (and they) are having a great time. And musically, it is a great match on a number of levels. I'm a Blackmore fan, yet I was glad to see him leave Purple and even happier to see Morse step in. It rejuvenated a great band.

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dregs...no dregs, doesn't matter

steve's a monster

check out dp live with the london symphony orchestra

disc 2 contains a symphony written by jon lord & steve just tears it up

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I'd have to go with the Dregs, just for overall musical content (sorry but Deep Poiple & Krassness leave me unmoved).

 

Let's also give Morse props for being a first class commercial aviation pilot, too!

Anybody every catch one of his flights?

 

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Originally posted by coyote:

Originally posted by The Lone Chicken:

but Steve in DEEP PURPLE?--I find that hard to imagine.

Not really. Purple have always gotten great players. Aside from Blackmore, guitarists in the band have been:

Joe Satriani

Tommy Bolin

Steve Morse

 

Some pretty stellar names there. When you see Morse playing with them, it's obvious he (and they) are having a great time. And musically, it is a great match on a number of levels. I'm a Blackmore fan, yet I was glad to see him leave Purple and even happier to see Morse step in. It rejuvenated a great band.

The last time I saw Steve, he said: "People don't realize that I'm the guitarist in Deep Purple who's been with them the LONGEST... Longer than Blackmore even..."

 

He's really happy with the Deep Purple situation, and he's planning on staying with them for the forseeable future.

 

I personally think he brings a lot to their band, and he's been able to "fit" his chops and technique into the Deep Purple sound without sounding like a Blackmore clone.

 

If there ever is a guitarist in Deep Purple that follows him, I think it will be hard shoes to fill.

 

Obviously Deep Purple isn't making the kind of music that is topping the charts, but Steve is finally making enough money that he's enjoying the fruits of his skill and talent. I'm glad for him for sure!

 

Ironically, he often has time for both Steve Morse Band and Dregs reunion mini-tours, and he's great in both those settings. He was a little "out of water" in Kansas... more of a "hired gun" than a true band mate like in DP, but he's found a "home" now.

 

To hear him rip on the classic DP songs live sends chills up my neck, and if they come anywhere near you on tour this coming year... and you like DP music, go see them... it's a very fun show.

 

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Hey guys, I'm also Steve Morse fan. :wave:

 

I thought I'd post a link here:

 

http://www.laster.it/index_html?message=Voto+effettuato

 

It's an Italian site.

 

The sentence in Italian says: THE BEST GUITARIST IN THE CENTURY.

 

Click on the pull-down menu, scroll down and choose the name of your your favorite guitar player and then clik "Vota". Have fun!

 

(BTW, it seems one can vote there as many times and for as many players as he/she wishes. Kinda' strange... :D )

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Originally posted by Da Vinci's love child:

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I know he did some stuff with Kansas, but i don't have any of that.

I have both studio albums he did with Kansas, Power and In The Spirit Of Things. To be honest, they are not the best Kansas albums, but that's due to the direction a record company pushed them back then. Steve's contribution was brilliant as always.
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