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1984

 

Rocking my world...College girls{I miss my youth LOL}

 

Hummmmm lets see.....Prob..David Bowie at the time

 

I played guitar in a band around Boston back then.I think I was useing a MesaBoogie mark2 and a Les Paul at the time

 

I don't gig anymore..just studio

Things are the same ..equipment wise LOL

 

Did I mention that I missed my youth :P

What? you mean I can take this block of fine swiss and make a song??...COOL!

 

Don

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I was not yet here. Yep, the world had to wait 4 more years for me. I feel sorry for you all, how did you get along without my existance?

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You expect me to remember something that long ago? Hell, I can barely remember to wake up in the morning anymore. :cry:

 

In actuality it was Bluegrass, Country, Folk (The type that's called Americana in today's vernacular) and Blues.

 

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Originally posted by WolfZan:

who or what was rocking your world 20 years ago?

what did you play?

who were your favorite band?

what was your gear?

how does that compare to what you like, own, play now?

sorry if this does not include you who were not born yet.

Ah but I was so much older then,

I'm younger than that now

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1984?

 

I had just bought my Gold Top. :love: Boy was I a happy camper.

 

Already had the Ampeg VT-40 which I still have today. It was my only amp at the time and the Gold Top was my only guitar... I sold my '75 LP Black Beauty Custom to help pay for it.

 

I was playing in a fairly decent band with my best friend, engineering at a mid sized studio frequented mostly by hair bands... the following year I would quit being a staff engineer for that reason. :D

 

What music was rocking my world? Beatles, Stones, Animals, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Plimsouls, Who, Yardbirds, etc.

 

In other words not too much has changed. :D I have a few more guitars and amps, like more bands, play in a better band. And don't live in L.A. anymore or engineer hair bands. Those are all good things. :D

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Kerry Livgren & AD, Phil Keaggy, Mark Heard, Pat Terry, Keith Green, Hadley Hockensmith, Bonnie Bramlett, Petra, Leslie Philips, Farrell & Farrell, Russ Taff, Randy Stonehill, Kemper Crabb, Larry Norman, and my own band, which was doing mostly originals back then...

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I was playing my 57 gold top (P-90s) through a custom built effects rack on to three Marshall 50s and some Crown DC 300s feeding 10 speaker cabs loaded with JBL 12s and Gauss 10s.

 

I was playing a lot of Thin Lizzy.

 

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Lemme see. I was 13 and in grade 8 so I was just learning to play bass after ditching piano.

 

Culture Club, the Who, Prince, Bowie, the Thompson Twins, Thomas Dolby, the Rolling Stones ("Hot Rocks") and Van Halen were rocking my world. I hadn't gotten a skateboard or discovered hardcore yet - that came in grade 9.

 

I had a shitty El Degas Rickenbacker 4001 copy and a massive Acoustic 136 bass amp with a 15" Black Widow speaker. Both were on loan from my older (now Ex) step brother. The bass was lousy but the amp was awesome. Boy was it ever loud!

 

I moved up to a Hofner Beatle Bass three years later and bought a Telecaster at the same time. The Tele got played a lot more than the Hofner.

 

Still have that Tele. Just got done playing it in fact. Also have a few cool tube amps and a myriad of other guitars. I don't own a bass.

 

As far as what I like now? Well I still like the Who and Van Halen. I listen to a lot of different stuff these days. Listening to Roxy Music and Prince a lot these days. My Ruin and "A Cellar Full of Motown" too.

 

My hair cut is better now too as I no longer have a rat tail. :D Who was it who was dishing on a fellow forumite for still having the same mullet after 15 years? Oh. . . that was ME!!! :eek:

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Originally posted by WolfZan:

who or what was rocking your world 20 years ago?

what did you play?

who were your favorite band?

what was your gear?

how does that compare to what you like, own, play now?

sorry if this does not include you who were not born yet.

Twenty years ago, life was good . . . I just didn't realize it then.

Neal Schon, Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, and Neal Geraldo were rocking me.

I was playing and Ibanez Roadstar II, the three single coil version, and during that year, bought a BC Rich Bitch.

I played those guitars through a 50 watt 1x12 all tube Marshall combo. The only effect I had was a Morely distortion pedal.

I was in a band fronted by a girl. We played Benatar, Heart, and a few other female covers.

Today, I have three strats, two teles, a 335 and a Guild X-175. Those are just my electric 6 strings.

I have about 8 amps. The ones I use the most are Fender Blues DeVille 4x10, Fender Blues Jr., and a 2x10 Marshall JTM 30. My pedal board has 9 pedals on it.

I'm in a blues/roots band that plays my originals and a cover band that does general business gigs.

I never had a mullet. At most extreme, my hair was a little bit longer behind the ears, but never over my collar to avoid discipline at my catholic high school where Jeff Bagwell was my classmate. Now I wish I had enough hair to wear it like Johnny Damon . . . .

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Originally posted by Crypt picker:

Kerry Livgren & AD, Phil Keaggy, Mark Heard, Pat Terry, Keith Green, Hadley Hockensmith, Bonnie Bramlett, Petra, Leslie Philips, Farrell & Farrell, Russ Taff, Randy Stonehill, Kemper Crabb, Larry Norman, and my own band, which was doing mostly originals back then...

Some great stuff on the Christian rock scene back then. Keaggy is, and always will be, a monster. I've seen Russ Taff, vocalist extraordinaire, twice live.

 

For me? 1984...yeah, I reckon I listened to a bit of Van Halen back then. I dunno...I was mainly busy raising younguns back then, with a 5 year old and a 1 year old. I was gigging at perhaps the most fun gig I've ever played...a little place called the Golden Dawn up in Lexington, Michigan. Not a high paying gig, but just a lot of fun.

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Nineteen eighty-four was pre-guitar for me; I was still a drummer and percussionist. I prefer my Strat to my snare drum.

Musically, I was listening to Van Halen, AC/DC, Joan Jett and The Clash were what I listened to, entirely because that was what my friends were listening to.

I didn't live in a very musical house -- I think all my family had record wise were Sgt. Pepper's, The Mothers of Invention's first album and a Muppets record. (As far as I can tell, neither Harrison, Lennon, Zappa nor Janice have influenced my playing style.)

Of course, because it was Canada in 1984 there was no escaping Men Without Hats, Doug and the Slugs' and Bryan Adams eternally pummeled their tunes into my synapses by sheer radio repetition.

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i was into heavy metal, my favorite band was Judas Priest and i was nuts about Van Halen as well as AC/DC.

my gear was a japanese strat that i modded with a locking trem and bridge humbucker. and my yamaha sbg 500. for an amp i was using a yamaha b 212. i went through a ton of pedals, big muff, boss od, maestro phaser and loads of stuff i can't remember.

i would be by the radio every friday night listening to Q104 midnight metal.

as far as musical taste goes, i still have lots of love for my old priest and VH albums and am working on getting all the remastered AC/DC CDs. i love all kinds of music now.

my gear is simple but effective.

yamaha pac 812w

Godin LG sp90

yamaha DG 100

i don't practice as much as i did then.

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Wow. Had to go back thru the archives to recall who I was with, but here's what I was playin'.

 

'74 Ibanez '58 V clone thru a '75 or '76 Peavey Musician amp driving two Ace Tone 2x12 cabinets. No pedals.

 

Music: Babies, Foreigner, UFO, Zeppelin, Blackfoot, Donnie Iris, Rush, among others.

 

In the intervening 20 years, went thru a whammy bar phase, a tube nazi phase, and a country phase, not necessarily in that order.

 

Now I'm back to solid state amplification (1x12 combos), stop tailpieces, and a few pedals (chorus, delay, wah). The V is gone, but I still have a fondness for Ibanez guitars (have four, my favorite being a '78 PF300). Although that damn cheap-assed Agile is getting a lot of stage time lately. :P

 

Music-wise, I'm out of the Arena-rock mode and back to doing electric and progressive blues and blues-rock. Oh, and Jurassic rock in my new "sell-out" project. Oh, and my acoustic thing, wherein I do anything that catches my ear, or that I happen to already know.

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There should be a standard fee for the wear and tear on the memory banks.. my my that's tough.... hmmmm

 

Same SG Std. (27 years now! My best friend!)

Washburn A10 white with Kahaler arm

Peavey Bandit

Traynor YSR-2 (?)

Big Muff (orignal still got)

a couple of those cheesy Royal multi effects Fuzz/Wah/Volume/NOISE

Self built overdrive boxes

 

Playen, Sabbath, ZZ Top, Bad Co., Joe Walsh, Rush, Zep, you know as I think of this I'm sure you asked this same question not very long ago!, Doobies, Skynard, Aerosmith

Basically beer drinkin & hell raisen type stuff.

 

Same '70 SG, '71 Black Beauty, '72 LP Deluxe Goldtop, '74 Strat

several evolutions of marshalls stoped at the TSL122.

Still have the Traynor :freak:

a pile-o-stomp-things, mostly BOSS, Cry Baby, Morley Pro Volume, Big Muff

 

Playin.. U2, REM, Audioslave, STP, Foo Fighters, Black Crows, Bowie and some of the other shit from before but honestly.. some of it... when I hear it I want to hurl. It's like hair on yer teeth after a while.

Ya I know I answered this a little while ago 'cause I can remember my spell check crapping on Oreo Smith. :D

I still think guitars are like shoes, but louder.

 

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Originally posted by Crypt picker:

Kerry Livgren & AD, Phil Keaggy, Mark Heard, Pat Terry, Keith Green, Hadley Hockensmith, Bonnie Bramlett, Petra, Leslie Philips, Farrell & Farrell, Russ Taff, Randy Stonehill, Kemper Crabb, Larry Norman, and my own band, which was doing mostly originals back then...

I dug a lot of that same stuff. :thu:

 

Of course, Lee's list also works for me. :thu:

 

I was also a big Cars fan around that time. Still am. :)

 

What was I playing? Strats through a Boogie. Had a pretty decent pedalboard going, and was playing Ovation acoustics.

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VH was rock'n my world in 1984! :thu:

 

EVH posters ALL OVER my bedroom walls. :D

 

VH 1984 was my first real concert, and an awesome one at that!!! :cool:

 

I believe that was my first year playing guitar. At that time I only had my Bently acoustic, which I still have. :)

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Wow - this was a disturbing exercise. :cry: ), DOD Performer Distortion Pedal, DOD Analog Delay, Gretsch Expanda-Fuzz Fuzztone/EQ boost (coolest pedal I ever owned, long gone now :cry: )

 

"how does that compare to what you like, own, play now?"

 

Music-wise, these are still some of my favorite artists, although I've added a bunch more. Still have the Tennessean, a MusicMan amp, a handful of Boss pedals and a Digitech RP100. I also have a homebrew Strat, a cheap Washburn flat-top, a Fender P-Bass, a cheap Yamaha keyboard and an Alesis Drum machine.

 

I no longer gig and barely have time to play at all since my family "rocks my world" these days. :D

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I was living in Bowling Green, KY finishing college as an alternative (read old) student. I was listening to a lot of WRVU college radio. They were playing lots of Southeastern regional music then. Love Tractor, Swimming Pool Qs, REM, Jason and the Scorchers, The Replacements, Guadacanal Diary and Webb Wilder. Also lots of post-punk alternative stuff.

 

I was playing my J-45 Acoustic, my '71 Stratocaster and altered Guild hollowbody through a Mesa Boogie MkII. Basically the same as now except for a few additions. I was also trying to learn pedal steel, unsuccessfully, for the first time.

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Originally posted by jlh:

I was listening to a lot of WRVU college radio. They were playing lots of Southeastern regional music then. Love Tractor, Swimming Pool Qs, REM, Jason and the Scorchers, The Replacements, Guadacanal Diary and Webb Wilder. Also lots of post-punk alternative stuff...

Wow - Same here on WRVU. I was also listening to WKDA, Nashville's only "New Wave" station, quite a bit at the time. I remember the song "State of the Nation" by Industry was getting a lot of air-play on that station (Love Cats" was on the radio a lot then as well).

 

You have resurrected even more memories for me!

 

1983 (November?) I saw Jason & the Nashville Scorchers at the Nashville Music Expo at Municipal auditorium. Warner Hodges blew me away. I got to jam with him once a couple of years later.

 

1983 (December?) - I saw Love Tractor at Cantrells. What a cool band! Always loved "Spin Your Partner." The first time I met Jason Ringenberg from the Scorchers was at this show.

 

1984 (February?) - I saw Guadal Canal Diary (excellent) and the Replacements (stinking up the stage) at WRVU's alternative jam at the Exit In.

 

1984 (October) I saw REM at the War Memorial Auditorium with he dBs opening. I met Pete Buck (very cool) and Michael Stipe (freak) after the show.

 

1985 - I saw Swimming Pool Qs open for the Scorchers at Vanderbilt's Rites of Spring. "Now I'm Talking 'Bout Now." What a GREAT song. :thu:

 

Late 1984? 1985? - I think this was when Webb Wilder showed up in town. I got to be pretty good friends with him and the Beatnecks. Still one of my all-time favorite bands. BTW - They just re-released "It Came From Nashville" with a bunch of extra live tracks. :thu:

 

Forgive me for my prolonged journey down memory lane. :D

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"Work hard. Rock hard. Eat hard. Sleep hard. Grow big. Wear glasses if you need 'em."-The Webb Wilder Credo-

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I loved The Cars, Motels, B-52s, Stones, Tom Petty, Hall & Oates, Santana, Police, P-Funk, Earth, Wind & Fire, Tower Of Power, Miles Davis...the list goes on and on.

 

1984 was between the time I couldn't play righty anymore and before I started playing lefty. I was playing trumpet as a way of staying in music, but half-heartedly.

 

 

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Let's see. I was a real pain in the ass, literally, because I was inside my mother's womb, and about to come out in exactly 3 months. Most likely, my mom and dad were listening to their old records, which consisted of either Genesis or Neil Young.

 

Am I suppose to sit here and reassure everyone youth is not wasted on the young? :confused:

 

If you guys knew my schedule, you'd probably think so anyway. :D

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Well it was in 1984 I first heard Eric Johnson. I can't say that I have ever gotten over that. Before then I was playing Rush and Zep. My main guitar was a Gibson 347 which I still have. I think I had a Fender Princton amp. I was also dabbling in classical guitar a bit.
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Wow, that's a long time ago! Lessee....

 

I was gigging 5-6 times a week as a drummer. And taking basic harmony and eartraining & sightsinging courses at a local college. And listening to everything under the sun.

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Originally posted by WolfZan:

who or what was rocking your world 20 years ago?

what did you play?

who were your favorite band?

what was your gear?

how does that compare to what you like, own, play now?

sorry if this does not include you who were not born yet.

'Was playin' in a christian band called Ivanhoe. A funny story:

We were playing in a festival at Myrtle Beach with Mylon Lefevre. We were openers and our sound guys decided we needed flashcans. :eek:

I remember watching them load those things and they seemed to be putting in a generous amount of powder. (I figured they knew what they were doing)

Well, when we clicked off the first song, it sounded like a twenty-one gun salute going off next to my ear...actually knocked a girl off her lawn chair down in front. I was deaf, my ears were ringing, we were all dazed but we pretended that that's just what rock bands do. Right. You could hear me during the song on the board tape asking the girl if she was ok. Anyway, later backstage, I overheard Mylon say "man, them boys from Ivanhoe gonna kill somebody! They sure got my attention!" :D

It's funny now, 'scared the hell outa me then!

-Steve

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